FL: Hillsborough proposal to restrict sexual predators could backfire, experts say

TAMPA — Keeping sex offenders far away from children is a popular idea for obvious reasons. And the Hillsborough County Commission is considering a measure that would force sexual predators to live even farther from places where children gather than current law requires. But experts say the proposal — modeled on restrictions enacted in Pasco County and across the country — is likely to make offenders more dangerous, not less. Full Article


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what a great article with lots of facts…it seems to me that if one of us sat down and talked to commissioner Murman and the rest around Hillsboro that they could understand the uneffectiveness of these laws.She sounded pretty reasonable in the article. everybody wants to protect children and that is the main goal but it must be done under fact-based evidence. If she met with Gail Coletta she could probably make that area one of the safest place for children in Florida.

“Cotter said close monitoring of sex offenders is what makes the community safe.”

Another so called expert making a blanket statement regarding anyone labeled as a “sex offender” needing lifetime monitoring ie: probation,on a short leash and etc..

Some do but most don’t. What the majority NEED is to be allowed to resume their lives unhampered by bogus policies and fears.