According to GA Rep Sam Moore (R-Macedonia), sex offenders should be able to go anywhere they want in the state of Georgia.
He submitted HB1033, which would overturn the crime of loitering and loosen restrictions on convicted sex offenders, enabling them to go anywhere they like, including schools, church youth functions, parks and playgrounds.
The bill prohibits law enforcement officers from forcing residents to identify themselves under any circumstances. Needless to say, Cherokee Sheriff Roger Garrison is against it, saying the bill is "simply insane".
Cherokee Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo is against it, saying via email “The School District is strongly opposed to any legislation that would allow predators the opportunity to endanger our students, which it appears this bill would do".
And he has apparently irked his fellow colleagues. Rep. John Pezold (R-Fortson) was quoted by the AJC: “I am shocked and appalled anyone would suggest that pedophiles should be allowed to loiter near day care centers, schools — the places where our children learn and play.
“If Mr. Moore’s mission was to come down to the state Capitol and alienate his colleagues by staking out positions that no one in their right mind could agree with, he can now hang a ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner behind him because he has done just that”
AJC quote: http://www.ajc.com/...