The slimy politicians’ trick of naming a law after a crime victim reached low points with “Jacob’s Law” and the “Adam Walsh Act.”
It is horrible for a parent to lose a child, especially in the ways that Patty Wetterling (mother of Jacob) and John Walsh (father of Adam) lost their children.
But the memory of those kids is not honored by the politicians who danced for votes on their graves by naming sex-offender registry laws after them. And now, even Patty Wetterling and John Walsh denounce what our sex-offender laws have become.
Take some time to educate yourself and others with this fine series from Slate.