California Cares More About the Rights of Sex Offenders Than they Do the Safety & Rights of Children, Loosens Jessica’s Law Rules Where Sex offenders Can Live
Coming soon in California to a school or park within 2000 feet, a registered sex offender.
On March 2, 2015 California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Jessica’s Law violated the constitutional rights of sex offender parolees living in San Diego County who had stated that the limitations made it impossible for them to obtain housing. A CDCR report found that the number of homeless sex offenders statewide increased by about 24 times in the three years after Jessica’s Law took effect. The hell with going against what the voters wanted in not allowing sex predators near schools and parks, instead lets all have a pity party for child predators and sex offenders. So now California is going to loosen the rules as to where sex offenders can live. Supposedly, high-risk sex offenders and those whose crimes involved children under 14 will still be prohibited from living within a half-mile of a school, however, the CDCR will assess each parolee based on factors relating to their individual cases. So how long will it be before “high risk” predators claim their rights are being violated and win as well?
Pic: Jessica Lunsford, who was abducted from her bed in Florida in 2005,
raped and buried alive while clutching her stuffed dolphin by a sex offender living nearby.
California officials announced Thursday that the state would stop enforcing a key provision of a voter-approved law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living near schools.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it would no longer impose the blanket restrictions outlined in Jessica’s Law that forbids all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park, regardless of whether their crimes involved children.
High-risk sex offenders and those whose crimes involved children under 14 will still be prohibited from living within a half-mile of a school, the CDCR emphasized. Otherwise, officials will assess each parolee based on factors relating to their individual cases, the agency said.
The shift comes nine years after California voters approved the controversial law, which has made it difficult for some sex offenders to find places to live.
The California Supreme Court on March 2 unanimously ruled that Jessica’s Law violated the constitutional rights of parolees living in San Diego County who had argued that the limitations made it impossible for them to obtain housing. As a result, advocates said, some parolees were living in places like riverbeds and alleys.
“While the court’s ruling is specific to San Diego County, its rationale is not,” CDCR spokesman Luis Patino said Thursday. “After reviewing the court’s analysis, the state attorney general’s office advised CDCR that applying the blanket mandatory residency restrictions of Jessica’s Law would be found to be unconstitutional in every county.”
Mark Lunsford … HERO! A Parent Living the Worst Nightmare … Jessica Lunsford’s Legacy will help Children for Years to Come.