Laws, Laws And More Laws

In off all places, Louisiana, Home of the bare breast, casual sex and Mardi Gras.  It’ll never fly.  Someone will deem this unconstitutional.  Perhaps the sex offender will now be required to wear a scarlet letter, have a micro-chip inserted or be forced to drink liquid that reduces the sex drive.  More fear based propaganda from the vote begging lawmakers.

Online, sex offenders must reveal past

Chris Miller Reporting

Louisiana lawmakers tried banning convicted sex offenders from joining online social media, like Facebook and Google+, but courts found it unconstitutional.  A new law takes a different approach.
Instead of an outright ban, this law requires sex offenders to mention their conviction in their online profiles.  State representative Jeff Thompson says it’s no different than requiring them to notify the neighborhood when they move in.
“In today’s society, people come into our homes via the Internet, whether it’s Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram,” Thompson said.  “We should have the same information available.”
Thompson says he knows anyone intending to do harm isn’t much for following rules, but there’s value in the new law.
“This provides prosecutors with another tool to make sure that those people which intend harm to our children are going to face the consequences,” he explained.
Penalties for failure to comply are the same as when convicted sex offenders fail to give notice in the real world — two to ten years in prison.