Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pervertphobia: Good For Kentucky

The Lexington Herald Leader argues against Kentucky's law regulating where sex offenders can live:

Thanks to Kenton District Judge Martin J. Sheehan for putting in writing what other public officials admit privately but are afraid to say: The ban that Kentucky enacted last year on sex offenders living near schools, day cares and playgrounds is bad law and poor policy.

The point of the law limiting where sex offenders live was to respond to other states doing the same thing. If we waited while all our neighboring states made efforts to run off their sex offenders, we risked becoming a magnet for perverts.

I still say we should just make it legal to harass them.