Liberals want to weaken Colorado’s 
already weak sex-offenders statute

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Speaking strictly as a progressive, I would like to see laws that actually protect victims of domestic abuse, whether it be sexual or violent. Because the state has to prioritize every dollar it receives, it frequently has to make tough decisions. Finding ways to fund additional prison and probation costs, when there already is not enough funding for things like universities puts legislators between a rock and a hard place. It costs a lot of money to house criminals—we should only be feeding and housing those most dangerous to society for terms lasting 20 years or more—the rest should be working and contributing to our tax base so that there is not so much budget stress on the state. It is not helpful to the debate over priorities to use fear to malign those working to find the right balance. This is not a liberal/conservative debate; this is a debate about what the state can afford within the funding constraints imposed both by TABOR and a lingering sluggish economy.

Thank you Josh, for this article.  We need Jessica’s Law in Colorado to keep these child molesters away from children for life.  They cannot be cured.  It is not a sickness but an evil inside them.  If anyone doesn’t think there is a problem in Colorado, Google sex offenders in just your area and look at the amount of dots!!  They are coming to Colorado because of our soft laws.  These people ARE a danger to society! If anyone doesn’t think so, than I would say they have a problem themselves.  People need to write their representatives and demand Jessica’s Law.



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