If you are like most parents, when you consider moving to a new location, one of the first things you check is the Sex Offender Registry. What you don’t know is that more often than not, people end up on the Sex Offender Registry for petty or stupid reasons. The list is practically useless.
Some states, like California requires all sex offenders to register for the rest of the lives. [Read about it here.]
Back in 1947 California became the first state to require sex offenders to register with law enforcement after being released from prison. Now there are just under 100,000 sex offenders on the state’s lifetime registry — most of whom can be found on the state’s public website. But here’s what a lot of people don’t know: California is one of just four states requiring all sex offenders to register for the rest of their lives.
The state board that oversees the registry believes it’s time to overhaul the registry to make it smaller and easier to spot those at high risk of re-offending. [Read more…]
I am a parent, I know how important it is to protect our children from predators but the way the list is now, it isn’t protecting anyone. It splits up families.
One family in particular comes to mind. The guy was 19, his girl-friend was 16. He was prosecuted for statutory rape, put on the list and unable to spend time with his baby once it came. I felt so badly for him. His crime? Falling in love with someone 3 years younger than him. He’s still paying.
There are plenty more instances where the lives of innocent people are being ruined because of laws that make no sense at all. Why can’t they write laws that protect people. Innocent children are being affected by these asinine laws. It’s time they were changed. Learn more about the problem. Watch this video.