Residency Restrictions: A Distraction from the Uncomfortable Truth

Research, some sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, shows that children are at highest risk of sexual assault in their own homes, with family members or close family friends most likely to be the perpetrators.

So we ought to be asking ourselves if it is worth all of the time, energy and other resources that we pour into restricting where Registered Citizens sleep. Residency restrictions are a huge distraction. They conveniently allow us to ignore a fact that none of us wants to admit: The biggest threats to children come from people they love, know and trust — often their own family members. Politicians simply do not ever acknowledge this truth.

The far-reaching consequences of residency restrictions trigger disdain for those who support and enact them. Click here and take a few moments to read Housing the Unwanted from the New York World.

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