The sales pitch for a planned subdivision promises safety: criminal background checks for homeowners and, guaranteed, no convicted sex offenders. Do you think it should be legal to build and maintain a subdivision that would not allow any sex offenders to live there? It’s a concept that might prove right for the times, said first-time developer Clayton Isom, one of three partners in a company that’s creating Milwaukee Ridge on the outskirts of this West Texas city.
What about drug dealers? Drunk drivers? I wonder how far this can be stretched.
Eventually we’ll have totally criminal-free neighborhoods – except for white-collar crime of course.
I find the battle between privacy rights and protecting children fascinating because sex offenders aren’t considered to have served their time – they are branded for life. And no, I’m not taking into account repeat offender rates. I just think it is a big legal morass.
And aren’t most molestations from family members? What then?
Other point to the idea of burbclaves.