University of Washington President Mark Emmert is apparently demanding that convicted sex offenders, who are off probation, be evicted from their housing north of the UW (link). Emmert is trying to get Gov. Gregoire to met out extra-judicial punishment against these sex offenders, who the judicial branch has deemed fit to reenter society. If Emmert thinks that the justice system is wrong, he should lobby the legislature for stronger punishments, perhaps even including housing restrictions, for sex offenses, but he is wrong to seek extra-judical coercive punishment. It is a terrible example for the President of the university to send to its students.

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