Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tom Henry Press Conference on Child Safety

I was told that Tom will be holding a press conference on child safety tomorrow at 11am at 3102 S Anthony. The gist of the press conference will be Tom's idea to reinstate/rework a previous child safety program. I'll be interested to hear Tom's thoughts on this matter. When I get the press release I'll update this post...

I don't know exactly what Tom will be talking about but I have my own plan that involves banning sexual predators from the city altogether:
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.

4 comments:

Robert Enders said...

You're a NIMBY, Jeff.

By extending the distance to a mile, you drive the sex offenders to the Northeast side, Aboite, and the area south of Paulding. In otherwords, you would be forcing people who have touble getting any kind of a job to move to the more expensive parts of town.

If Fort Wayne passes a law like this, and it survives court challenges, every other town in this country will follow suit. It will be so hard for these people to legally find a place to live that they will simply stop trying to obey the law.

What I propose is lobbying the state to require all sexual offenders to have a big red "S" on their license. All violent offenders would have a "V". At least then you could check the guy's ID before leaving him alone with your kids.

Thomas said...

What do you want to bet that the first question from the press has nothing to do with what the stated purpose of the get-together is?

Jeff Pruitt said...

I thought they would cancel the press conference but I heard that it's still on. I'm quite shocked...

LP Mike Sylvester said...

Press Conferences seem to be the only way to find out where Tom Henry stands on anything.

Mike Sylvester