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MN: Vindictive Sex Offender Policies Do Little Good

In Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill which would expand restrictions on where people listed as sex offenders can live, and allow local communities to add even more restrictions.

According to this report, the restrictions are so severe that in some of Minnesota’s largest communities there would be essentially no place for these people to live at all. Full Opinion Piece

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  1. Friend of RSOL

    There is a comment underneath this article (among other horrible ones, such as, let the crocs eat ’em, the author is lenient towards sex offenders, sex offenders should be locked up for life – *sigh*) citing some 1993 study about high (50 percent?) sex offender recidivism. This so-called study is contradicted by all current and valid studies, which show *very low* recidivism rates for SOs.

    Did this commenter just cite some imaginary article or is there a real study that people are quoting?

    If this is a real study, it has got to be flawed or be using a sample of very severe offenders.

    We need to get correct info out there, and asap. I can’t believe states are still coming up with residency laws!

  2. sadandmad

    Joe has the gist of it, the second guy clearly demonstrates idiocy.

    Joe
    a day ago
    “I’d like a map of kids convicted of B&E and auto theft also. And while we’re at it, show everyone that’s had a drug offense or speeding ticket. It’s for the children!

    And for myself, a map of all women arrested for prostitution…”

    “JOE: get real. Protecting children from rape and murder is far more important than you knowing who has stolen a car in your neighborhood.”

    • kelnothiding

      well all I can get away with saying here is that after viewing the comments on that article , there some of those folks that that would never talk all that smack to your face , weak watered down red necks , the very same people yelling about there constitutional rights to own guns, but noone elses rights matter , as far as I am conserned I think it should be a law that everyone own them , because its people like these that we have to live next door to , want to feed us to critters , lock us up for ever , bunch of wanta be vigilantes , Simper Fi

      • Timmr

        Right, kelnothiding, why if we had a choice would any decent person live next to one of these nuts? They are using children as a ticket to get their violent jollies off on someone. If not us, I imaging it would be some other group. Sigh.

    • kelnothiding

      I think every time someone looks RSO’s up on the inter net WE should be notified , so WE know who to look out for , dang , you can bet when ever they say its for the kids that someone is going to loose there rights , and more laws are going to be past on top of more laws ! no matter how unconinstionl they are , I don’t care how many times my post get slapped down , this is not the country that I felt I was fought for in Nam , I helped bring peoples Kids back alive , as well as the kids that we kept safe in Nam , and why is it that we have to walk on egg shells when posting , yet others can come on here and say some of the disrespectful just because they say it like Big 5 doller words ? they know they just stepped on someone toes! I don’t have to care about there kids if they don’t care about the RSO’s kids ,we are the ones that is still being punished , not the alleged victim

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