“For the national database to work, the states and federal data need to be knitted together, and for one state to be exempted from the registry puts citizens of all states in danger,” Michael Hunter, Oklahoma’s attorney general, told The Washington Times.
It is obvious that the registries are not needed – PERIOD. They don’t work and violate the constitutional rights of nearly 1 million american citizens!
Those who have paid their price have been punished and have earned the right to be free…fully free…not registered like dogs.
They have been deemed safe enough to be released…if they were not they would be either locked up OR on some sort of probation.
The registry is just public shaming and provides a false sense of safety claiming that those who have been caught will do it again – FALSE
By fooling parents into a this false sense of security they actually lower their guard to the REAL DANGER which is NOT someone one a list but rather someone NOT on a list and furthermore, NOT a stranger but someone the family and/or child ALREADY KNOW.
DUMP THE REGISTRY AND CONCENTRATE ON ACTUALLY PROTECTING CHILDREN.
Stop this political game and do the right thing not only for former offender (there are not such thing as sex offenders – made up meaningless label) but also for the sake of the children they claim to be protecting.