Tuesday, March 06, 2007
dark day for new york state
without public input and without thought to the constitution, new york state passed a civil confinement law for sex offenders. this allows the state to hold convicted sex offenders indefinitely AFTER they have served their sentenced time in jail. now, before you cheer the fact that these dangerous predators are off of the streets and won't be able to harm anyone else- think about the implications. these people already have served their time under the law. they have paid their debt to society and are now free citizens again. this is the way america has run for over 200 years. my thought is- change the existing laws to have stiffer penalties and longer sentences- but to hold someone who has already served their time INDEFINITELY in a mental facility is unconstitutional. perhaps these legislators know something for sure that we don't?