Offenders and you - volatile topic
So, this sex offender is set to be released in Sacramento County today (new law here, the offender must be released back into his original territory), and everyone's going insane.
He's had more rehab than most others, but they're making more of a stink about him than most others, as well. He was set to be released in 2005, but they couldn't find anywhere for him to live.
I have many issues with this, but the main ones are a) if he's so terrible, why is he being released? And b) if he's served his time, why is he treated like he's still guilty?
Just to clarify, I think all sex-offenders should be wiped from the face of the earth. I just wonder why the ACLU isn't all over the backs of the powers that be when it comes to these offenders having served their time, yet still having to publicly announce what they've done, where they live, etc.
Ok, one more issue. Now there's that new law they're considering (already active and unworkable in Iowa) where the offenders have to live at least 2,000 feet from any school. That sends them out here to live with us in the boonies. Yippie, can't wait.
On that note, I really DO have a link. I found three offenders listed in my small, population-800 town, and 76 in the town where I shop and do everything else besides reside. How many do YOU have?
Here is a link that might be useful: National Sex Offender Public Registry