I’ve blogged before about how the restrictive residency regulations for sex offenders sometimes leaves released offenders with no place to live in towns or counties. In one instance, folks have been forced to live under a bridge. Radley Balko at Reason points out that now even that is ticking some tough on crime people off. I agree with him completely when he says:
Look, I have no sympathy for child rapists. Or regular rapists, for that matter. But this is insane. If you don’t want these people getting out of prison, change the sentencing laws. But don’t let them out, then zone them out of civilization to the point where they’re forced to live under bridges, then complain that they’re congregating under bridges.Indeed.