Almost 800,000 American Citizens Marked for Excommunication
Hundreds of Thousands of men, women and children who are NO threat to society have been marked excommunicated from society at the expense of tax payers due to having been placed upon a public sex offender registry.
Rapist, Child Molester, Danger to Your Children?
If you see that a Sex Offender has moved into your neighborhood, would you not want to know for sure, THIS PERSON IS VERY DANGEROUS to my family. Presently, this is NOT the case. Presently, the registry is filled with people who have NEVER even touched a child or any other living thing inappropriately. This needs to change. The registry needs to be modified to ONLY show those who are in the community who are a Threat to you or your famliy.
Professional Evaluations to Determine the Dangerousness to Society Never Done on Most on the Registry
All of this with no real evaluation to determine if they are in fact a danger / threat to the safety and well-being of the nation.
The public registry needs to be modified in a way which will show only the true threats to society. Presently, professional studies have shown only approximately 10 percent of all who are on the registry, (7500 out of over 750,000) actually present a danger for recidivism.
The collateral damage to the innocent children and spouses of a family member who is on the registry is exactly the same as being on the registry themselves.
Total excommunication from society, work and housing. Many children of ex offenders are bullied and beaten at school or in their communites. Some have even committed suicide due strictly because their parent is on the registry and the stigma applied to them associated with the public shaming of their parent.
THERE IS NO END TO THE PUNISHMENT
Many of the laws are applied for 25 years or lifetime leaving no reason for the person to ever go on and lead a productive life.. as they have been branded for life. Excommunicated from Jobs, Rental Housing and just about anywhere to live due to residency restrictions.
With 95% of the people who are on the public registry never to recidivate, one of my questions is this; Why do we, the tax payers keep supporting the billions of tax dollars being spent on having 700,000 men, women and children on the registry who pose no threat of recidivating? Another question, why do we keep paying for their medical, dental insurance, food stamps, housing, utilities.. as most of these people are on welfare due to NOT being able to get a job..directly related to the stigma of the public registry.
This is THE LARGEST human rights violation perpetrated by the United States Government in our generation. Citizens for Change, America http://www.cfcamerica.org
I say, keep the public registry, but remove all who pose no threat to socitety and make a way for a person to earn their way off the registry.