Columnist: Registry does more harm than good

Writing in the Times-Herald of Port Huron, Michigan, columnist Grace Grogan makes a rational, well-reasoned argument why the sex offender registry does more harm than good.

Grogan’s column is a response to a post on the city’s Facebook page. Someone discovered that a registered sex offender was living in their neighborhood.

The sex offender registry was designed to be a list of those people we truly need to fear, pedophiles who prey on innocent children and violent rapists. What it has become is a joke — a catch-all of anyone and everyone who has committed anything from a minor error in judgment to a serious, horrendous sexual crime.

Read the full column here.

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