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Lawsuits leave us more vulnerable to sex offenders (Opinion)   

Inland dwellers take note: unless state lawmakers take action, registered sex offenders will likely have a great deal more leeway in choosing where they live and congregate in the very near future.

Santa Maria civil rights attorney and one plaintiff, a 62-year-old registered sex offender, have been on a tear over the past year, challenging ordinances up and down the state that bar sex offenders from living near schools, parks, libraries and other public places where children might be. Full Article

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I tried to post the following on that site, but the site would not accept the post. It seems to be turned off somehow. ————————————————— It is people like you who continue to write articles containing only half of the truth in order to keep the propaganda machine rolling. I understand this is an opinion, but you should at least base your opinion on facts rather than hype and hysteria. There are no legitimate studies and no evidence that residency and presence restrictions do anything to reduce sex crimes, though there is suggestive evidence to show they may actually increase… Read more »

You can email him, Ben Boychuk (

Here is what i emailed to Ben: Dear Ben, I’d like to ask you something: Do you think that an evil person who was intent on kidnapping/sexually assaulting a child from a park/library/video arcade would decide NOT to do so out of fear that he/she would be charged with a misdemeanor for being present in the vicinity? Why on Earth would someone who was determined to commit a serious felony heed a local ordinance regarding presence restrictions? Studies show and experts agree that 98% of sexual offenses against children are committed by individuals who are NOT on the sex offense… Read more »

I just emailed Ben. And I suggest others do the same. Ben like so many others is ill informed.

The gaping hole in boychuk’s logic is that his approach is limited to fear mongering without regard for the punishment that has already been inflicted on registrants. What he is selling is vigilantism and ex post facto punishment on behalf of an uninformed (by design) voter populace. Nowhere and at any time do these “exaggerationists” refer to copious studies done by CDC researchers that have pretty much spelled out that a guy like boychuk, for all intents and purposes, is the one most likely to commit a new registrable offense. As long as hyperbole, hate and misplaced civilian punishment vehicles… Read more »

at least Ben understands “Here we need to acknowledge that sex offenders are not all the same. A man convicted of statutory rape after a consensual encounter with an underage girl, for example, does not pose the same sort of threat as someone who served hard time for forcibly assaulting children. How should the law prioritize those threats? How should former offenders be treated? Who should be let go and who should remain locked up forever?”

my statutory rape is MUCH different than those with crimes against children, or crimes involving force.

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