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http://reason.com/archives/2011/06/14/p ... singlepage

Sex offender laws represent the triumph of outrage over reason.
“If we had been aware of his record,” says Maureen Kanka, “my daughter would be alive today.” She is referring, in a statement on the website of an anti-crime group she founded, to Jesse Timmendequas, a neighbor in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, who raped and murdered her 7-year-old daughter, Megan, in 1994. Three months later, the state legislature enacted Megan’s Law, which created a publicly accessible registry of sex offenders.

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and a related article

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/ar ... tml#013074

Jacob Sullum writes a powerful piece on the subject. We all know vaguely about the modern rash of laws creating mandatory public “sex offender” registries, and most of us think of them as directed at creepy adults who diddle minor children. Many of us know about “Megan’s Law,” the 1996 federal statute that forces the states to create such registries as a condition of receiving federal law-enforcement funds. But did you know that in at least thirteen states, the list of convictions that require lifelong registration as a “sex offender” include things like urinating in public? And 28 states require registration by those who, in their teens, were caught having sex with persons two years older or younger than them. Although the scope differs from state to state, being on one of these public registries generally entails lifelong restrictions on where one can live and work.

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Well, Wayne, laws that make crimals of people who pee on the sidewalk are okay with me.

The fewer pervs on the street, the better.

My father was once asked by someone much younger why was it the reporting and punishment of child-molesters seems such a recent thing: you just didn't hear much about it years back.
My father grunted and said"Oh, there were as many then as now, I think. They just didn't live long enough to get into court."


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When justice for perverts gets perverted it's just not just, eh?

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Is there justice when it is perverted in the attempt to punish what some may call perversion?

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How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood .... at perverts?

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Good heavens: the dreaded woodchuck chucking returns!!!! :shock: :-&


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It is ridiculous that they put kids a few years difference in age having sex into the same category as someone who beats and rapes women and young girls or worse.
Heck, I'm 10.6 years older than my wife. Am I a perv? Hell, no!!! But in most places an 18 year old boy doing it with his 17 year old girlfriend could get put on the sex offenders list, seen by a real perv and tracked down and killed just because of Megan's Law.
Reminds me of the Brady laws of over-reaction, where in this state, if you were falsely arrested for a crime (even up to 50 years ago!) which, if you were convicted, would take away your gun rights, you must prove that you were not convicted before you can even buy a single shot shotgun to teach your kid. They don't recognize Federally good out of state Total Rights Restorations, either. So you are punished for something you didn't do. Thanks to the pervs in the state legislature.
Both are plain wrong. :x :x ](*,) [-X

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