N.J. bill restricting where sex offenders can live advances

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    N.J. bill restricting where sex offenders can live advances | NJ.com

    I'm wondering if they will have to move if they already live there.

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    Another example of a well intentioned by, basically unworkable law. You can effectively ban a person from living in your town. Also if the scope of the law includes any sex offender, you could theoretically be forced to sell your house if you got caught using a prositute.

    If a person has paid thier debt to society, including parole, adding extra stuff, while probably nessasary in some cases, runs into all sorts of consitutional issues.

    If we really want to control the worst sex offenders, you have to make the change at the start, in the criminal code and the punishment. Make the punishment X years in prison, followed by X years at a facility that is less prision and more of a colony type place for those we know we can't safely release back to society.

    This covers the due process required by the consitution.
     
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    Unconstitutional. Someone that has paid their debt is not supposed to continue to be punished it is illegal. Now if the fact is these people can not function in society then laws need to be changed on how we actually punish them not how we treat them after we let them go.
     
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    Dey's home countries won't take `em back...
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    ICE Released 2,837 Convicted Alien Sex Offenders to Comply With Supreme Court Ruling
    September 13, 2013 – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders back into American communities in order to comply with a Supreme Court decision authored by Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
     
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    So, they get in their car and drive (or walk) the 500 feet to the playground. This law isn't gonna stop any crimes.
     
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    RoadVirus <insert pithy title here>

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    I have a simplier solution: Automatic death penalty for sex offenders. Saves money on incarceration and resources used when they are released.
     

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