His name was dropped from the legislation after he was arrested last week and charged Tuesday with killing and mutilating a young woman.Avery really did not commit the rape for which he spent years in prison before being freed as a result of the legal work performed by the Wisconsin Innocence Project. The goals of the legislation his case inspired are sound.
But maybe it's not such a good idea to name legislation after living human beings. They do not remain in stationary, symbolic form for you.
Actually, this reminds me of Cindy Sheehan, who served as a symbol for the anti-war movement for a while, but who also did and said things that she saw fit to do and say. She helped the movement for a while but then she turned out not to be so useful.