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Evaluating California's Sex Offender Laws

Ms. Cavanaugh - I couldn't disagree more with your comment (which I will paraphrase) about everyone wanting to respond emotionally (to the killing of Chelsea King). While her killing is horrid, and whomever did this to her and/or others is reprehensible, an emotional response is precisely what we do NOT need when it comes to either the trial of the accused, or legislation. The last thing we need is knee-jerk emotionally charged legislation that will either trip us up in the future, or cost more than it saves. Also, by trying the accused in the media rather than in the court of law, there is risk of polluting the pool of jurors, which will only lead to protracted legal battles and appeals. We need to separate our emotions from our actions/reactions.

March 25, 2010 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )