Chelsea’s Law is working as hoped (Editorial)

Six years ago, an awful event — the rape and murder of Poway High School senior Chelsea King by John Gardner, a convicted sex offender who was free despite repeated parole violations, and who had previously raped and killed Escondido teen Amber Dubois — spurred lawmakers to action. The California Legislature unanimously passed Chelsea’s Law, introduced by then-Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego. Full Editorial

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Another worthless editorial. No facts, just hype.

ONE guy goes and does something like this, now there’s a law named after a girl for harsher punishments, yet people get killed by drunk drivers all the time, and theres no law punishing alcoholic drivers

332 people were charged in 2015. Duh-uh! Chelsea’s law was supposed to put people in prison for longer terms. As for making society better and reducing violence — well where are your statistics for that?

By the way, has anyone been able to comment on this article? The news site doesn’t seem to have a way to leave comments.

A vague and generalized claim about the positive effects of the law from Nathan Fletcher, who authored the law. The suspects were charged with felonies that were on the books long before Chelsea’s law. Exactly what provisions of Chelsea’s law were used and how were they effective? This is only one side of the story. Have there been any negative effects from the law? The people here know that some provisions of sex offender statutes are ineffective and counter productive. I volunteer to to work with RSOL and lead a study to see how the law is actually working.

No one mentioned that Nathan Fletcher is on the payroll at Qualcomm, who makes the insides of the GPS devices that registrants must wear. And we all know how effective they are. (sarcasm intended) Consider the two men who committed murder in Orange County a while back while wearing the bracelet/anklets. Everyone has stories about how they malfunction.