What should be done to protect innocents against sex offenders?
In recent years, many municipalities have created zoning laws aimed at preventing convicted sex offenders from living near schools, playgrounds or anyplace where children gather. However, those laws also have spurred a wave of litigation by sex offenders and protests from probation officers who say they do nothing to protect children and make the offenders harder to track. Do you think the zoning laws are an appropriate way to protect children from sex offenders? If not, what can local governments do to keep their youngest residents safe?
Please send your responses to Ed Brock at [email protected]. Include your name, title and the organization with which you work. American City & County will print some of the responses.