L.A.’s proposed ban on single adults near playgrounds is fear-based policy making at its worst

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

“Who wouldn’t want to ban creepy activity or creepy people from playgrounds? But what O’Farrell is proposing goes far beyond targeting worrisome activities that, in most cases, are already outlawed. It would bar any adult from sitting on a bench, exercising or otherwise enjoying public space near playground unless he or she brought a child along. Is this really necessary?”

Read the editorial in the Los Angeles Times.