“We need to protect our kids. The danger is very real.”

May 30th, 2012

Does it matter what the context is when children are involved? Not really. In this article, it talks about placing restrictions on where sex offenders can live, work, and even exist.

Orange County finds itself at the enter of a new wave of laws restricting the movement of sex offenders. The county government and a dozen cities here have banned sex offenders from even setting foot in public parks, on beaches and at harbors, rendering almost half the parks in Orange County closed to them. Ten more cities are considering similar legislation.

And Orange County is far from alone. In recent years, communities around the country have gone beyond regulating where sex offenders can live and begun banning them outright from a growing list of public places.