Reply To: The sex-offender panic is absolutely destroying lives

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R. Arens

The justice system is a hungry beast which must constantly be fed. Principals went down the pipe a long time ago. Now it’s about money and politics. It’s funny how the fat cat’s of the legislation pat the victims on the back for awhile and after they advance in their endeavors, they move on to another cause and forget the one they just served. When I was a kid in the 80’s, it was all about the war on drugs. Now “society” would rather have gun toting drug dealing gang members for neighbors than a sex offender with a otherwise non existent criminal record living near by. The gang members get parole over sex offenders 10 to 1 every time everywhere. It kind of makes me wonder what the flavor of the week will be after sex offenders.