Sex Offender Registries invite vigilantism

At his Life on the List blog, Steven Yoder has a couple pieces detailing how sex offender registries lead to vigilante attacks against registrants and their families. In one post, Yoder lists some of the more egregious examples of vigilantism that occurred in 2017¬†and explains how the government lists themselves tacitly encourage such actions. First,Continue reading “Sex Offender Registries invite vigilantism”

Pennsylvania Legislature weighing changes to sex offender registry

Legislators in Pennsylvania are considering their options after the state’s Supreme Court ruled that changes to the sex offender registry approved in 2011 couldn’t be applied retroactively. Similar to what happened in Nebraska, the changes in Pennsylvania’s law resulted in hundreds more people being added to the state’s public sex offender registry and others hadContinue reading “Pennsylvania Legislature weighing changes to sex offender registry”

Dear Reporters: Consider the truth about sex offender registry

Steven Yoder writes an open letter to local reporters to put facts before fear when covering stories about registered citizens. Good reporting means better governance. An issue as important as sexual violence badly requires your objectivity and independent judgment to move our leaders away from policies that waste money or cause needless pain, and towardContinue reading “Dear Reporters: Consider the truth about sex offender registry”