Lets be honest, the exploitation of sexual offenders does not keep anyone safe nor does it discourage those with criminal intent. This is glaringly obvious, but society cannot even get itself to talk about these sort of issues. The push for legal reform starts by removing those who do not deserve a lifetime of vagrancy and humiliation. Subscribe, and lets make a real difference.
The Sexual Offender laws were created in reaction to the kidnapping and murder of Jacob Wetterling (11 years old), and they were further publicized after the rape and murder of Megan Kanka (7 years old).
These crimes, undoubtedly, are extremely disturbing, and deserve to be met with equally harsh punishment - however, do these unfortunate cases give us cause to label nearly one million people, who commit crimes of varying degrees of moral turpitude, as sexual offenders? Which is basically a life sentence, outside of prison.
Our lawmakers have failed us. They shy away from an uncomfortable discussion that affects the lives of nearly 1,000,000 people, because what they want most is to get re-elected. Not all sex offenders are equal. We have known this for quite some time but it is becoming glaringly obvious due to the incomparable crimes that all lead to a lifetime on the sexual offender registry.