Today is Super Bowl Sunday. For those watching, some of you might have similar thoughts to mine. There are two “New” teams in the game, New England and New York. I still think there should have been another, New Orleans. Five turnovers and a bumbled defensive scheme in the last 90 seconds against San Francisco caused the Saints’ departure from the playoffs. Many predict that New York will win, a team that was hot during the end of the season. Well, while New York was “hot” the Saints beat them 49-24. The Saints very easily could and perhaps should have been in Indianapolis.
Sex offenders are an easy set of criminals to condemn. Their offenses are reprehensible. Politicians can get a lot of mileage out of seeming tough on crime when they load up their sentencing requirements.
But when does the list of penalties become too outrageous? Do lawmakers and the governor believe sex offenders can’t be rehabilitated? Can someone have served his time and move on, or because it is a sex offense, is that impossible?
A recent legal argument over sex offenders is raising those questions.