San Diego Officially Rescinds Sex Offender Law Jan 23, 2020 | 22 comments The city of San Diego has agreed to remove a law which the locations where registered sex offenders who are no longer on parole for their crimes can live. Read in NBC 7 San Diego: https://apple.news/AAuRfkfNCRmKyQUHqFz4t8g Facebook Twitter Google+ 22 Comments Will on January 24, 2020 at 11:03 am My question is this. Folks seem satisfied that the restrictions no longer apply to those who are not on active state supervision. To me this IS NOT good enough by a long-shot! Does CA have indefinite lifetime community supervision where registered citizens are afforded fewer rights for the rest of their lives? If so, this is not anywhere near good enough. Reply DCG on January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm This is very exciting news. I do believe this can be used as fuel for other states and cities. If something is unconstitutional in one state or city, it certainly would be in all. We all live under the same constitution.. Hats off too Janice Bellucci and the judge that opened their eyes to the human suffering that this law causes. Reply Maestro on January 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm And my question remains: Was there a problem with people convicted of sexual offenses living wherever they wanted to prior to all these restrictions and Megan’s Law? Sexual offenses have been happening long before Megan and Jessica were even born. So what’s the uproar about where people can live? Let’s look at where sex offenders lived in the 1970’s and 80’s. Was there a problem? Did they hang out at schools waiting to attack? If the answer is “No”, then why do the masses fall for this bullshit? Reply Jacob on January 23, 2020 at 8:08 pm People just don’t want someone living near them whom the state publicly classifies as undesirable or worse. They’re wrong, of course, but that’s why SORRs remain popular everywhere. Reply Maestro on January 24, 2020 at 9:35 am But my point being that people with sex offenses back in the 70’s and 80’s and before that lived in neighborhoods and near schools and didn’t have all these restrictions, so where did the lawmakers come up with these idiotic ideas and why did people buy into it? Lawmakers and the public both act as if sex offenses started with Jessica and Megan and never before those two kids. Reply Jacob on January 24, 2020 at 2:25 pm Men with old convictions were just hiding in the shadows, waiting for their next victim, according to this thinking. Their risk of recidivism remained “frightening and high,” in Justice Kennedy’s words. And if the public weren’t better protected from their urges, their next victim could end up like Jessica or Megan. Which we now know to be nonsense. But it takes a long time for the law to catch up with the facts. Reply rpsabq on January 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm Ah, Maestro, I find your naivete refreshing as you have just asked what we all at one time, way in beginning also asked. It’s really simple: Adam Walsh, Jimmy Ryce, Megan Khanka, Jacob Wetterling and folks feel free to chime in with whoever i’m missing. All true horror stories to which the country went absolutely star-craving bonkers and the rest is history…… One day, I’m going to tell a judge either myself or through a lawyer, “Meghan’s Law is a powerful tool that needlessly shatters countless lives forever. It’s cruelty and evilness lies in the fact that I’m not the one who raped and killed Megan Khanka and I ask the Court to force the State and its citizens to stop treating me as if I did.” Reply WC_TN on January 24, 2020 at 11:08 am Because people are hateful, self-righteous, and unforgiving. They are not doing this out of a sense of concern for child safety. This is all about making “these scum who prey on our innocent and helpless children” live in dire misery the remainder of their lives. They see it as child molestation forever ruining a child’s life, so they think turn-about is only fair play, so they designed this byzantine code of draconian laws to achieve precisely that end. Look at the other article on how jail and prison turn-keys stand there and allow child molesters to be murdered in prison. This is what society really and truly wants. Ask anyone! Most will tell you a rope or a bullet is too quick for the likes of child molesters. IT IS NOT FEAR! IT IS PURE HATE AND AN UNSLAKABLE THIRST FOR THE MOST PAINFUL RETRIBUTION POSSIBLE. Reply Tereto on January 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm At least this city has some courtesy towards sex offenders, God only knows how the rest of the country can be so punitive. Reply Jacob on January 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm This city has no such courtesy. They were sued. Reply #experienced on January 23, 2020 at 3:31 pm personally i believe Iowa is very lax on sex offender issues I know several that are not on a public site,, they use too just send a card each yr for you to say yea im still alive and from what I’ve seen not alot of hassle it now depends on where you live if you keep a low profile and decent neighbors Reply JJJJ on January 23, 2020 at 2:20 pm This is excellent news! Now, how do we attack Florida’s 1000 foot rule? Reply Jacob on January 23, 2020 at 4:33 pm At least one of FAC’s active lawsuits does just that. Reply Roger Mansfield on January 23, 2020 at 6:53 pm I would love to see it happen. It would have to be one helluva strong argument. The entire RSO issue is night and day between California and Florida. California is worlds ahead of Florida with social issues like public treatment of RSO’s who’ve completed their sentences. Reply Lunchy on January 24, 2020 at 2:34 pm Amen start in Jax,Miami, and Polk co. Grady etc may be mad but good! Reply Roger Mansfield on January 23, 2020 at 2:03 pm I’m absolutely happy for the registrants that live there. Out problem here in Florida is that this would need to be a larger Federal constitutional issue before it would help us. With the current political leanings from the very top on down through the state level being strongly towards a conservative atmosphere I feel that this is an absolute non-starter for us. That’s sad because we hear daily of lives being torn apart here in Florida because of “enhanced” local residency and proximity laws. Although Gov. DeSantis did back off the fines & fees having to be paid issue for felons being able to vote. Still doesn’t help us but it’s a chink in Tallahassee’s armor. Reply Capt Charles Munsey Jr. USN Ret on January 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm Roger, I am a conservative and what we see going on in Florida is not true conservatism. As a conservative I believe in looking for the best in everyone, understanding none of us are perfect, being willing to accept correction, and going on living a peaceful life. As a conservative I believe in the Word of God and try to practice its principles in everything I do. What we see with some of these Florida politicians is not ‘conservative’. It is nothing but grasping for power and control. We see that in their true lack of concern for all citizens. It is not really liberalism. Have a good day, my brother. Reply Roger Mansfield on January 24, 2020 at 7:33 am Bob, I really do agree with you on what the true definition is for conservatism. I admit I used a very broad brush to paint that one. I guess a better way for me to express it is that the legislative body hides behind the broad badge of “Conservative”. Their chameleon like behavior is tailored to whatever the predominant attitude is among their constituents. They don’t stand for what’s right they stand for whatever gets the most votes. I guess my opinion of being conservative is based on growing up in Florida. The conservatives I knew as a child were racist, judgmental, and arrogant. Until we can begin to overcome the fear mongers in Tallahassee and change the the public’s perception of us we can only hope that the judicial system sees it from a different perspective. Reply Maestro on January 24, 2020 at 9:38 am You hit the nail on the head which is that they go for what will get the most voters. But that’s both political parties. Especially with “just believe her”. Reply DavidM on January 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm Can this serve as a president in other states? Reply Florida Action Committee on January 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm San Diego didn’t get it. They were sued. Reply Capt Charles Munsey Jr. USN Ret on January 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm I am not normally a fan of what goes on in California but there does seem to be a shred of common sense in this action. I will have to take back all those names I called my brother-in-law who lives in San Diego. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Comment Policy PLEASE READ: Comments not adhering to this policy will be removed. Be patient. All comments are moderated before they are published. This takes time. Stay on topic. We welcome all opinions and encourage free discussion. Be respectful. Do not attack, abuse, or threaten. Your email address will not be published. Note: Markdown can be used for formatted text. Comment * See the Comment Policy above before posting Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. If you are a human, do not fill in this field.