It's unclear what the specifics being discussed are, but Kansas lawmakers are looking into adopting a residency restriction for sex offenders. A local paper wonders whether Kansas should follow the growing national trend:
Restrictions on where sex offenders can live may sound good, but actually put communities at greater risk, law enforcement and victims’ rights advocates said Wednesday.
“The bottom line is, it doesn’t protect children,” said Pamela Dettmann, a senior assistant county attorney from Burlington, Iowa.
Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would prohibit sex offenders who are released from prison from living near schools or day-care centers.
But officials from Iowa said a similar new law there has had several unintended consequences.
It has forced sex offenders to live in remote areas where it is difficult for law enforcement and parole officials to keep track of them.