Please provide evidence that restrictions on child molesters "do nothing" to prevent sexual assaults on children.
Are you serious? From all I've posted, you've taken away that I'm against any
restriction against child molesters? Oh wait, I'll just repeat myself again because, why the fuck not?
You probably won't read this anyway wrote:
I don't know of any first-world country that refuses to restrict the rights of convicted felons even after release. You'd find few people who would argue violent felons should be able to legally purchase firearms or that they should be able to take a job as a law-enforcement officer. The problem is when knee-jerk and extremely vague laws start casting wide nets to restrict rights and/or privileges with no benefits to society. "Candy Laws" do not work. They accomplish nothing. Laws designed to tell sex offenders where they can and can't live only serve to push offenders "off the grid" and make them almost impossible to track. These laws aren't just useless, they're actively dangerous.
As for the Candy law itself:
From the Article you posted and bolded wrote:
The police chief told the council that he could find no records of a sex crime against a child on Halloween in Simi Valley.
Should I post it again? You even pointed out how this restriction doesn't seem to do any good, but we should waste taxpayer money and police resources on it anyway. My whole point is that's a fucking stupid idea. Besides, what kind of fucking parent would let their young kid stray far enough away from them at night so that a child molester had the time to drag them into their home and molest them? And how exactly would a candy law prevent that? If anything, being forced to keep your lights off would make it easier
to kidnap a child walking past the house.
But it's moot because shit doesn't go down like that.
And I love how I'm the guy with black/white fallacies when my position is and has been "not all that thrilled by the restrictions placed on sexual predators, but maybe they shouldn't be allowed to hand out candy on Halloween".
We're not talking about denying child molesters from working at day care or giving them unsupervised access to minors for extended periods of time. There are intelligent ways to restrict the movements and rights of pedophiles and other sex offenders. But none of those are being discussed in this thread
so please refrain from misrepresenting my idea of "retarded legislation is retarded" with a "Do stupid shit or do nothing at all."