A registry is needed to help protect victims and would be victims. If persons are aware of where the predators are they can be in a better position to protect themselves and loved ones. Knowledge is power.
California has decriminalized sexual crimes and children are the most vulnerable to that. California is attempting to get rid of the registry and people are now not going to be on it unless they are 10 years or older than the victim. This change only impacts children once again and our most vulnerable. We need to end this nonsense
I support this petition! Except in cases where the perpetrator is three years, or less, older, and the "victim is 15 + years old - and the sex was consentual. In such cases very little should be mandatory for the Trier-of-Fact, who should have a lot of latitude, to do what she/he thinks is best based on the circumstances that prevailed at the time of the occurrence. With this approach, we might keep a lot of young men, whose only real "crime" might be succumbing to hormonal "demands". Just my penny's worth!