Georgia Is Safe From Hospice Residents… For Now


Georgia's latest sex offender residency requirements will force thousands of people to pick up and find new homes. The Washington Post surveys the state's most dangerous geriatric sex criminals:

One is 100 years old. Another can barely walk and is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another is dying of heart disease in a nursing home.

 "He doesn't really know anything about it," said Ruby Anderson, 77, whose husband was convicted of having sex with a minor in 1997 and, at 81, no longer recognizes members of his family because of Alzheimer's disease. "The trouble is, I just don't know where we can go."

Other men and women are being punished, decades after the fact, for having had consensual sex in high school. At least one woman is being forced to move for having had consensual oral sex in high school. (I reported on her case and others here.)

The bill is the handiwork of  Georgia's House Majority leader, who is just worried, after all, about the children. He says the law will convince offenders "to move to another state." Opponents of the law say many of the people affected are just going to end up on the street–a great place to put any potential re-offenders.