Law’s high cost
Re “Jessica’s Law not working as intended,” Aug. 11
The unintended consequences of bad law are beginning to show, as was predicted. The statistics in The Times indicate a recidivism rate of 3%, one of the lowest for all crimes -- and not the 50% touted to pass the law. Yet state Sen. George Runner continues his scare tactics without regard to financial or human cost. He says 70% of voters approved the measure. Sure they did, based on his baloney statistics. I guess we can thank him for making us less safe by adding to the homeless population.
Sex crimes are horrible, but a failure to understand that most of these crimes are committed by family members or persons known by the victim does little or nothing to improve our safety.