Saturday, July 14, 2007

Be careful of your vote: Kosiur would expand sex offender laws

Looks like another politician, Ed Kosiur of Schenectady County, NY, is trying to ride The Easy Issue. Click on the title to see the whole article:

The new law, described by some Kosiur campaign ads as the toughest in the state, bans all levels of sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any school, daycare center, playground, swimming pool, park, or youth center.

It doesn’t just prohibit sex offenders from moving into those locations, it’s [SIC] in fact requires all the ones currently living in those places to move. It leaves only a small portion of the town of Duanesburg for sex offenders to live within county borders.

This blog has long since noted the massive failure of such laws. End result: registered sex offenders slip away and the state incurs massive expenses 1) trying to track every single one of them dowm, 2) incarcerating them for months or years after doing so, and 3) supporting their families (if they have such, I don't have numbers on the proportion who do) on welfare during their incarceration.

But if that's what New York voters want, they're welcome to pay for it.


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