Archive | Bad Laws, Rules and Verdicts

Young kids make up a great number of registered sex offenders. (Photo by Husin.Sani)

What is the Most Common Age of a Sex Offender? (Surprise!)

. Readers, here’s my piece on sex offender laws that’s in today’s New York Post. If you have sons, it might give you pause. Bogus ‘sex offender’ labels are ruining lives by Lenore Skenazy What’s the most common age of sex-offenders? It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer […]

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I love the fact this box is locked. Are so many people stealing suggestions?

The Problem with Anonymous Complaints (And Busybodies)

. Great piece in The Calgary Sun by Michael Platt about the problem with anonymous complaints, like the one that forced a local family to take down its beloved tree swing a week or so ago (boldface mine): The mind boggles to think of the kind of pucker-lipped sourpuss who’d call the city to squeal on […]

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The little lawbreaker herself:

City Orders Sisters to Take Down Beloved Neighborhood Tree Swing

. This weekend, 11-year-old Reilly McMillan and her sister Gracie, 8, have a sad, government-mandated task ahead of them. They must take down the tree swing in front of their house — the one they made and put up with their dad. It could “chafe” the tree’s bark. The problem is that while the tree […]

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