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.

Published by nufearless

Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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