Gov. Arnold Asks for Tougher Sex Offender Laws
The surest way to tell a politician is in trouble is when all of a sudden he or she jumps on the "get tough on criminals" bandwagon. They see it as a magic carpet ride to re-election. The latest pol to use the ruse: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. His approval ratings are dropping. His fix: Pander to the public with Tougher sex offender laws.
Tens of thousands of California sex offenders would be forced to wear electronic tracking devices for the rest of their lives under two new bills backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The bills, which also would boost punishment for a wide range of sex offenses, "will give California the strictest laws and the toughest penalties for the worst crimes,'' he said Tuesday....The governor plans a full-court press to garner support for the bill.
If the legislature won't pass the bills, Gov. Arnold says, he'll take it to the voters. Why bother to have a legislature at all then?
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