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July 7, 2015

"Sex Offender Registries And Calls For Reform"

The title of this post is the title of this recent extended segment on NPR's Diane Rehm Show. Here is how the program is previewed and the guests on the program:

Sex offender registries are designed to protect the public from pedophiles and others who have committed sexual crimes. But some say those guilty of much lesser offenses don’t belong on the list. We look at sex offender registries and calls for reform.


  • Abbe Smith, professor of law and co-director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship program at Georgetown University; author of "Case of a Lifetime."

  • Jill Levenson, associate professor, social work, Barry University and clinical social worker

  • Brenda V. Jones, executive director, Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc.

  • Victor Vieth, founder and senior director, Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center

July 7, 2015 at 02:56 PM | Permalink


Which would have protected Megan and Jessica, in real life, so that they would still be alive and thriving young ladies today? Paper work shuffling registries, or mandatory guidelines keeping their killers behind bars, or preferably dead at the youngest age possible? I would call these registries silly, except they are deadly, rent seeking lawyer stupidities that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of pedophile rape and murder victims. They generated $millions in tax costs, and saved not a single victim.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 7, 2015 3:07:01 PM

You look up a neighbor, and he a vicious predator. You tell him to move away or else. Who gets arrested, the vicious predator of the citizen defending his neighborhood? You guessed it, the lawyer will destroy the life of the citizen, and absolutely protect the vicious predator.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 7, 2015 3:09:04 PM

Supremacy Claus | Jul 7, 2015 3:09:04 PM: You got it wrong. You look up a neighbor, and he a vicious predator. Then you mind your own f'ing business.

Your neighbor tries to look you up and finds that his nanny big governments have not listed your transgressions. He knows that he does not know if you are a predator or not. So he minds his own f'ing business.

Then, whether or not you and your neighbor act like neighbors or not just ends up depending on if you are self-righteous douche bags or not.

Posted by: FRegistryTerrorists | Jul 8, 2015 9:24:26 AM

I don't give a damn if your crime was against a child or if it was two teens having sex. The damn law is the damn law. Follow it. If your done with your sentence, you don't keep punishing a person.

The sex offender registries not only punish the ex-offender, they punish the family as well. Public registries don't do a damn thing to keep anyone safe.

Posted by: Book38 | Jul 8, 2015 1:51:16 PM

The biggest predator of children, is our government.

Posted by: LC in Texas | Jul 11, 2015 12:51:40 PM

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