New laws taking effect July 1 might have an unintended consequence: allowing about 60 “sexually violent predators” in Allen County to live or work wherever they want.
Sexually violent predators stay on the sex-offender registry for life unless a court decides otherwise. They also cannot work with children or live within 1,000 feet of a school or public park for life.
Convicted child molesters have no place in our city. They should be monitored and banned. Our county prosecutor and the judges that impose sentences are a joke. Just go to the registry and look at the sentencing for some of these people - I'm sure you'll be thoroughly outraged at the leniency we apply to these degenerates.
Call me a NIMBY but until the courts start to do something about these predators it's time the city council take action - the first step is to create a law that expands the school/park restriction to 1 mile. I understand they have to go somewhere but that should not be the concern of the city council as it's responsibility is to the people of this city. If we convince a business to open up shop in Fort Wayne we don't worry about how that might negatively effect other communities that lost out. It's every city for itself economically, and sadly I think it must become that way for sexual predator laws as well.
Ultimately if communities begin to remove these people then the prosecutors and judges will finally be forced to deal with the problem. Enough is enough - people should urge the council to remove these criminals from the city...