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Board Repeals Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to nullify an ordinance prohibiting convicted sex offenders from living in close proximity to schools and parks.

On a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor John Tavaglione absent, the board followed a recommendation from Riverside County Counsel Greg Priamos that Ordinance 902 be invalidated effective May 7.

Priamos proposed the repeal based on a California Supreme Court finding that residency restrictions were no longer enforceable, except in narrowly defined circumstances. Full Article

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I still find it amazing that no one ever asks for proof when some public official makes irresponsible statements like this. “Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, denounced the court’s decision as “judicial activism” that would inevitably endanger children.” All segments of society should stop just believing everything they hear and start asking questions. I believe Melissa Melendez couldn’t possibly know this; that is unless she can somehow see into the future and knows something nobody else knows. The last time I checked humans still lacked the ability to see into the future, so I think Melissa Melendez and her kind… Read more »

She has the responsibility to be properly informed on all sides of every issue. That affects her ability to do her job objectively and ultimately do what is right for the citizens.

It is obvious she has not acknowledged the findings of the CDCR and other academic experts. To her it is voodoo science and that will help her generate more fear, then hate, then votes. If that isn’t voodoo politics, nothing is.

Riverside County is the first local government to repeal its residency restrictions following the March 2 decision of the CA Supreme Court. For that they are to be commended. We can only hope that other local governments will follow their lead. If they do not, they could face a legal challenge.

If other local governments don’t follow their “lead”, then they deserve legal a challenge. If they don’t honor and respect the CA Supreme Court decision they need to pay through their teeth after they lose any legal challenge. Kind of makes you wonder how all these people that don’t respect the laws of the land and refuse to obey the laws of the land ever got into any kind of public office. They are the ones that need to be on a registry and monitored with ankle bracelets. They do allot of harm to this state and the country. Although… Read more »

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