In an op-ed for the Columbia (SC) State newspaper, Don Thurber writes that sex offender registries cost states millions of dollars while providing little, if any, public benefit. For example, Thurber says the sex offender registry would have done nothing to prevent the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling.
Interestingly, Patty Wetterling, who championed the original registry law, now advocates for scaling back registries, recognizing that what they have become has diminished their usefulness and caused untold collateral damage…Scaling back the registry would no doubt raise the hackles of some who love to play the label-and-hate game, but doing so would be the most just and economically expedient thing to do.
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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