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.