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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Essential Estrogen: Iowa Supreme Court opinion on sex offender residency 'moot point'

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

Was the opinion issued Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court an expansion
or a clarification of the state's existing residency requirements for
sex offenders? At the end of the day, according to some members of law
enforcement, it doesn't matter one way or another. "The law does
little to protect children and young adults," said a veteran Iowa Sex
Crimes Task Force leader who requested a name not be used. "It was a
'warm fuzzy' law that made lawmakers look good, and let parents
breathe easier. All it really does is provide a false sense of
security. It's a farce that's difficult to enforce and probably has
the end result of making the general public less safe."

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