Sex offenders: Tougher restrictions a necessity (Opinion)

West Virginia – Lawmakers in the state House of Delegates are to be applauded for their passage of a measure that would prohibit certain sex offenders from loitering within 1,000 feet of a school or childcare facility. House Bill 2025 cleared the legislative chamber by a unanimous vote last week. The bill now moves to the state Senate where its passage is critical. Full Opinion Piece

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This is nothing but your typical uninformed, pants-shitting drivel.

Well, these are fairy tales law enforcement tells so as to bamboozle the gullible into imagining there are terrors lurking behind every bush or tree. I agree that “we” need to keep jackasses of all types away from the little ones. But to return to my metaphor: when we say there are scary people lurking behind the trees, IS IT TRUE? Have we actually seen anybody behind those trees, or is it just another lie?

We need to be hard headed about this sort of thing. Let’s not scare ourselves to death over purely imaginary dangers, quite possibly invented out of thin air to justify somebody’s bloated law enforcement budget.

This just in…

Newhall father accused of sexually abusing, killing 3-week-old baby
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-newhall-father-accused-infant-death-20150127-story.html

Looks like tougher restrictions, against parents or fathers at least, are in order.

Paraphrased from the article: “It’s no secret that we have many registered sex offenders parents in our neighborhoods, towns and cities, including right here in Mercer Los Angeles County. That’s why tougher laws to protect our children from those who may seek to do them harm is absolutely critical.”

Looking forward to the details of Ellorah’s Law. If it does not pre-emptively keep parents from loitering in places where children congregate I will be beyond disappointed. Won’t someone pleeeease think of the children…

(If not Ellorah’s Law, perhaps we will soon see Kimberly’s Law with the same effect.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mother-drowning-baby-20150126-story.html). – just from today’s news in LA…

A necessity? Who are they kidding? Laws, regulations, rules, codes of conduct, and restrictions do nothing to stop anything. Here’s a novel idea; why not focus on oh I don’t know LETTING FEWER PEOPLE BECOME SEX OFFENDERS BY COMMITTING SEX OFFENSES because that would be logical. Trust me I am not great at math, but this is a simple problem.

Less people committing sex offenses means less victims, fewer people to prosecute, fewer people to watch/contain/manage and better allocation of limited resources. Yeah I know the number of sex offenses committed every year is probably way lower than most expect and than governments would publicly admit, but guess what? The only viable option in the long run is stopping offenses prior to them ever being committed and before anyone who is a potential offender or victim ever comes within years of being on either side.