– Inland Outrage Sparks Initiative Against Sex
SAN BERNARDINO — The Inland Empire is the most vast, spread-out
metropolitan area in the nation. So for decades, the desire
to elude the prying eyes of cops in densely populated cities has
drawn criminals to Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Exacerbating the criminal migration, the relatively low cost of
housing and lower density of surrounding residences also has led
state agencies to place sex-offender parolees – and other persons
who have committed sex crimes – in halfway houses, group homes and
other living arrangements in Inland areas. The result is more
than four million residents at higher risk of being victimized.
But with increasing economic and educational opportunities, a
rising sophistication among the Inland electorate has put some
pretty smart, pretty tough lawmakers into office to change the way
government deals with problems. And as California voters are
wont to do, when politicians don’t deal with problems, those uppity
voters do it for them.
That’s where… Read More