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Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened

Prompted by two adverse appellate court decisions and a lawsuit springing from them, the board of supervisors on Tuesday gave tentative approval to amendments to the county code that would strike down certain provisions defining where registered sex offenders may visit when children are present.

The changes, due for a final vote on Feb. 10, would repeal the so-called “presence” provisions in the county code, language that prevents sex offenders from being within 300 feet of various locations where children might congregate. Full Article

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1. Not all sex offenses involve children 2. Not all sex offenses involving children are hands on offenses 3. Not all hands on offenses are necessarily hands on 4. Not all sex offenses require nudity or sex acts of any kind 5. Some sex offenses are sex offenses in one place but not another 6. Prepubescent children are on the sex offender registry 7. Prepubescent teens are also on the registry 8. The so called laws are flawed anyway because preventing future crimes has little to do with monitoring former offenders and a lot to do with stopping people from… Read more »

These “laws” are like a game of ping-pong they lessen one and tighten another so no progress is ever really made if you are truthful about it.

In reality it is totally unfair to make sex offenders (with the obvious exception of serial predators) be on a registry and certainly with no way off even with decades of “good behavior”!

So now you can go to a park…but you can’t internationally travel. Ping-pong!

Tired, that reminds me, I have to go wack down the weeds again. They keep coming up even more vigorous, and after three times this year I’m considering hiring a goat, which I will then have to make sure doesn’t munch down the white sage and live oaks I want to keep. Nonetheless, I have made progress protecting my dogs from those nasty barbed seeds that work their way into ears and nasal passages, causing huge vet bills. What am I saying here? I know how to keep the weeds from coming back, I have to make sure all the… Read more »

“anti-predator ordinances??????” I’ve never preyed upon anyone!

Hi Q. As Janice said, language is important, and the language of these local officials is atrocious. They obviously don’t know who they are targeting, why they are targeting them (is there a problem even that needs to be solved), or whether the targeting is even effective. They at least need to have clear language which answers these if they do want to have a law that works. Instead it sounds like one toad croaking, and then another, and then another attracted to the bog by the sweet sounds of their own ignorance.

We have to comment online in the article to get people’s attention and educate them. I did. Next?

I like that … Sounds like toads croaking that’s what they are bunch of toads croaking and others following

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