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Sex offender placement plan cause for concern (Opinion)

With the current controversy surrounding a convicted sex offender being released in our community, and the further insult of having the $3,200 rent check for a fairly nice house being covered by California taxpayers, it is time we look closer at the policies and views on how we handle sex offenders, Megan’s law policy and its corresponding database. Full Opinion Piece

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  1. Anonymous

    They have so convoluted this issue; it goes beyond being able to have a rational discussion. I cannot think of any government administered program that can be called successful, social security and healthcare being two of the most glaring examples. It is no more complicated than keeping dangerous people locked up, and releasing the ones that have served their time, without handicaps to seeking employment, which is the first step in reforming anyone. It isn’t logical to release someone and then continue to berate and condemn them for life. I almost think the current consequences for anyone saddled with a lifetime registry requirement; might make victims think twice before filing charges. I am not sure if I personally would want to have to be looking over my shoulder for the remainder of the perpetrators life. If I were in that position as a victim, I would also rather that people convicted of these crimes, were working, hence busy all day, and more particularly living in a stable housing situation, instead of roaming the streets. I really am baffled by this mentality of turning a large part of society, essentially against itself, in this manner. The marginalization model has undesirable and unintended consequences evidenced by the widespread violence happening across the globe today.
    This isn’t a few people here and there, the registry has grown to close to a million people. If it were true that all these people were so dangerous, it would constantly be on the news, which it isn’t. Seems like a lot of smoke and no fire.

  2. j

    More uninformed alarmist dribble from a consistently reliable source of such.

    Consider the source.

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