The Sex-Offender LobbySomeone's tax dollars at work. Good grief.
By CATHERINE SIEPP, The Wall Street Journal
LOS ANGELES -- Did you know that in California, child molesters and rapists are a protected class? It's true. Not only are California landlords banned from using the state's Megan's Law database to decline renting their properties to sex offenders, they're not even allowed to warn other tenants that these paroled criminals are now their neighbors. If they do the first, they can be fined $25,000 for housing discrimination. But if they don't do the second, they can be sued for failing to protect tenants against a known danger. (link)
Thursday, October 06, 2005
It looks like I got out of California just in time. Politicians (and the legal system) there have gone stark raving mad.
Posted by Jerry Fuhrman at 5:15 AM
The government's power to seize private property is being used once again - this time to build a baseball field.
Landowners must yield to ballparkTen homeowners are going to be forceably removed from their homes so that a ball diamond can be constructed on their property. Shameful.
By Tim Lemke,The Washington Times
[Washington DC] will begin using eminent domain to acquire parcels of land at the site of the Washington Nationals' ballpark by the end of this month, after unsuccessful negotiations with nearly half of the landowners.
City officials said they expect to file court documents to take over at least some of the 21-acre site in the coming weeks and have $97 million set aside to buy the properties and help landowners relocate.
The city made offers to all 23 landowners on the site last month but received no response from 10. (link)
Posted by Jerry Fuhrman at 4:57 AM
Palestinian terrorist groups are down to recruiting mentally ill women - mothers no less - to commit terrorist acts.
ANOTHER MOM 'MARTYR'How proud the Palestinian people must be of their political leadership.
By Arnold Ahlert
HAIFA Hindiya, a 36-year-old mother of five, was shot to death after stabbing a female Israeli soldier in the face at a West Bank checkpoint on Monday.
"She was on her way to committing a martyrdom attack. We are not committed to the truce, and we will not respect it," said the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade statement's to the press. She wasn't just a mother; relatives claimed Hindiya was "mentally ill." (link)
Posted by Jerry Fuhrman at 4:46 AM