Friday, February 18, 2005

ACLU opposes fairly silly bill with good intentions

SALEM (Michelle Cole, The Oregonian, 2005-02-18)-- Six months after a man was convicted of sexually abusing their 3-year-old daughter, a Beaverton-area couple discovered the abuser was out of jail and living a mile from them.

The girl's parents turned to their legislators for help. The result is House Bill 2050, which would prevent a person convicted of sexually abusing a minor from living within three miles of the victim while under state supervision.

Rep. Jeff Barker, D-Aloha, who is sponsoring HB2050 along with Sen. Charlie Ringo, D-Beaverton, said the proposal would benefit more than one family.

Uhh... this kind of perv has 90% repeat, or 'recividism' rates, which shows they're pretty strongly driven to break the law. The Law, clearly, is not enough to stop them. With a map which shows a 3 mile no-go zone, can't said perv use a straightedge and pencil, and find where their obsession now lives?

On this one, the ACLU, which has a history of selectively editing the Constitution in order to keep their squishy funding base happy, is right; this is a Bad Law.

Give the abused a CCW permit and a special permit with a bag limit of one perv, and I guarantee you this problem will be solved, quickly.

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