CA: San Diego County Supervisors vote to keep protecting sexual predators in court

[ – 3/2/21]

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 today against supporting legislation aimed at keeping court hearings for Sexually Violent Predators open to the public.

Supervisors Joel Anderson sponsored the proposal backing Senate Bill 248 and voted in favor of it, along with colleague Jim Desmond.

The bill would require that court proceedings remain public for the civil commitments of Sexually Violent Predators — or SVPs — offenders convicted of sexually violent offenses and diagnosed with a mental disorder that makes them likely to re-offend, according to Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel.

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan supports the bill, which Bates introduced in January.

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Ugh. Kusi is a far right network…I just tune them out at this point.

Rehashing the original offense isn’t what an SVP hearing is supposed to be about, which I would wager is the only thing that supporters of this bill would be interested in doing.