Arnie Rounds Up Sex Offenders, Despite Court Challenge
I praised Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in my last post, now I'm criticizing him.
The California courts are weighing challenges to residency restrictions imposed by Jessica's Law and have blocked state parole officers from arresting sex offenders for residency violations.
The Governor doesn't care. He's started a new crackdown of arresting sex offenders.
On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court agreed to block state parole agents from revoking the parole of four sex offenders who are illegally living too close to schools or parks. In a one-paragraph order, the court said it will consider whether Jessica's Law violates the parolees' constitutional rights. The law approved by voters last November prohibits offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children gather. The law pertains to sex offender parolees released from prison on or after November 8, 2006.
The ruling applies only to the four offenders who filed suit. So Arnie says he'll continue to pursue the rest:
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