Date: November 28, 2007
[This is a response to a post talking about how impractical it will be, to implement the overwhelmingly voter supported new law in California, to use GPS bracelets to monitor sex offenders for life.]
I don’t know how good California’s economy is, but when you’ve got massive patches of the country, where most people are living scared, paycheck to paycheck, wondering how they are going to pay for the next doctor visit, get new brakes installed in the car or buy groceries, you have to wonder just where the money is going to come from to pay for any of this insanity.
I know it is California and not “here”, but still. California law (particularly the really bad ones, like this) has a way of oozing into other states, and even the federal government.
Give it half a dozen years, and provided it has not fallen over dead from it’s own ineptness (or there are at least enough pig headed people, to keep forcing the issue ahead), other states will start adopting this behavior.
It is just another bad excuse, to commit a legalized theft. It forces money out of the public’s hands, as well as benefits, in order to “protect” the public from that guy who likes looking at “naughty” pictures of children (when nobody would have ever even known about his habit to begin with, had he not traded with the wrong person, etc).
With sex offender laws there is a lot of money which is pissed away, on people who are not even a danger to society. A true cash cow, for those who can position themselves to exploit it. Everyone else gets swindled.
Makes you wonder where this line of anti-intelligence will go.
Because keeping track of free “offenders” is so riddled with impracticality, they may eventually use this as an argument to just keep “offenders” detained (incarcerated, in a psych hospital, etc) for life in order to “save money”, or at least “simplify” things.
I’m concerned about what will happen, when this new class of lepers has become so massive that it burdens the public to a degree, where either they can not pay the bills, or are fed up with paying the bills.
I can see it now.
“Gosh darn it, Margret! Those “damned pedophiles” ruined everything again! The new tax hike means we cant afford x-mas gifts!”
Yet another contrived way, in which “we” hurt the children?