NCRSOL E. D. wants to educate public about sex offense registry

By Anton L. Delgado . . . When Dwayne Daughtry meets someone for the first time, it rarely starts with an introduction.

“Every day I feel like I’m reliving my crime all over again,” Daughtry said. “When people talk to me, the first thing they want to hear about is what I did — not what I do or who I am.”

In 2011, Daughtry was charged with sexual battery — the only misdemeanor that leads to being listed as a sex offender. Other offenses that end with registration range from possession of child pornography to rape.

The federal government requires law enforcement to make the personal information of an offender — name, race, sex, height, weight, address, birthday, scars, marks, tattoos, eye and hair color — public.

Daughtry and more than 25,600 people are listed on North Carolina’s Sex Offender Registry. In 2019, just over 1,300 registrants were added, which is more than any other year in the last two decades.

Alamance County is home to 390 registrants as of this February. This is the ninth highest concentration of sex offenders in the state; on average there are 185 registrants per county.

Every day, a registrant walks into Lt. Bray McAteer’s office, shakes his hand and asks for help. As the deputy in charge of the Sheriff’s Office’s Special Victims Unit, McAteer and his eight-person team monitor the registered offenders in Alamance County.

“You’ve got people on the registry that are true predators. But you also have guys that are 18 or 19 years old — a senior in high school who slept with a freshman — and they have to deal with the exact same things as a pedophile or a rapist,” McAteer said. “I’ve been doing the sex offender registry for four years now, and to be honest, there’s not a lot out there for them.” . . .

More than 91% of registrants in Alamance [County] and North Carolina are considered low-risk offenders, meaning they are not violent predators, aggregative offenders or recidivists.

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    • #73728 Reply
      facts should matter

      It’s as though we’re intentionally being made a spectacle out of on purpose. Oh wait, we are! Fear sells itself when it comes to being tried in the court of public opinion, so any attempt to assuage that unwarranted fear will be met with heavy resistance and spin from the cops and lawmakers. That is why the proponent’s go-to argument: “it’s a public safety tool” needs to be debunked and discredited. That would also render mute their “it’s already public information” nonsense.

    • #73731 Reply
      Tim in WI

      Begin by calling it what it is, A gov database. Call it a property. Call the regime a plantation it acts just like one.

    • #73735 Reply
      Dwayne Daughtry
      Dwayne Daughtry

      One positive thing that has transpired from this article is that the law school is keenly interested in issues affecting those on the registry. Academic lawyers are beginning to reach out to NCRSOL for questions and guidance on how to “rid of the registry.”

      However, it was a brave student writer that reached out to me to better understand the registry from our perspective and the police perspective. He was courageous enough to write about the NARSOL mission and blend it well with the realities and perspectives of others. The writer walked away, feeling that the registry served the purpose of continual punishment. I didn’t have to make the argument. He discovered and learned to share amongst others. The writer for this story was recently recognized by the Pulitzer Center. Just imagine once he has a larger platform and audience to reach to build off such stories?

      Education takes time. Reaching that audience could take a significantly longer period. But we must keep trying to educate.

    • #73847 Reply

      If the media and politicians should post facts and not fear mongering bs maybe the world would see the registry for what it is.

    • #73870 Reply

      Let’s call it what it really is – a government blacklist.
      We have all been blacklisted by our government.

    • #73884 Reply

      This corrupt system loves having 2nd class citizens it can be tyrannical over.

    • #74117 Reply
      James Bennett

      The task we have at hand is to reach our legislators from the various counties within North Carolina and try and help them understand the result of the registry. The original intent, from law makers viewpoint, may have been to identify sexual offenders within the law enforcement community and detect repeat offenders. The current interest is in creating another registry for law enforcement officers who are convicted of a crime associated with abusive behavior. Most States that have formalized Training and Standards for law enforcement have such a procedure to identify and put in their training records such behavior and convictions. Duplication is a common practice when it comes to making “feel good” laws. Legislators, Senators and Congressmen all want their constituents to see and know they are making them feel safe! Our job is to let those law makers at whatever level we can reach them, local, State and Federal, know that their attempts to make individuals feel safe with sex registry rules and regulations just don’t work as originally intended. Law enforcement cannot use the registry to justify additional officers. And, when those officers are hired they are put in other divisions, usually patrol. The registry receives only the necessary attention to fulfill the regulations that the particular State requires the local law enforcement entity to perform. This is costly and money not well spent within the individual departments. And what has it accomplished? Nothing that is in any way, where the rubber meets the road, useful in the reduction of sex offenses or in particular the deterrence of repeat offences, which are rare in previously convicted sex offenders. So, let’s get to work. Begin where you live and with those who will listen. You might find that even your local Sheriff is recognizing how much of a waste of time their Office spends in this needless formality. Especially if he or she is not running again for their position and will step out and speak the truth to the local commissioners. Most good managers are looking for a way to drop needless bureaucracy and shuffle their resources to more needed and productive crime prevention programs. Programs that really reduce crime and increase public support of their particular agency.

    • #74678 Reply
      Kevin W

      I agree with you Dwanye & James we need to educate & speak to someone in our local lawmakers office. Yes it’s going to be a hard battle. I live in Delaware & I been on this registry for over 19yrs. & I really do believe that it’s a waste, out of the whole time I’ve been on this registry I was placed on probation for 7yrs & I was release early because I was following all the procedures. Then I was charged with failure to report a change of address which made my sentence longer. My original sentence was indefinitely and I don’t know what they really mean by that. Since I’ve been on here both of my probation officers said I wasted their time, because I wasn’t no problem and on top of that I believe that the police been to my house maybe 20 times out of 19yrs. And they even say I waste their time. So if all of these people are saying that we are wasting their time then why do the government have us on here and we are not a threat to society. I just believe it’s another way of population control especially in the Afro-American community. In every black commodity there’s a high percentage of us on here and most of us are not repeat offenders or a threat to society. When you take a real look at the 13 adment of the constitution you see that they were truly meaning to not allow us equal rights. So I believe this is the new slavery way of things, because here in Delaware you have to pay the state $30 a year while you are on the registry and when you go before the pardon board it has to be a zero balance. If that’s not cruel and punishment then I don’t know what is. You have to pay the state because you are on the registry

    • #74762 Reply

      Just a quick note about that education. I was listening on one of the talk radio shows that broadcast out of New York City. I believe it with the call 77 WABC. The Bernie and Sid show.
      Registered offenders actually came up on one of their topics. In short, it was about moving registered offenders, some of them, at a hotel on the upper west side. There was a quote made that the people who are being moved there, recidivism rate is lower than any other crime.
      That did not stand well on the radio show.
      This show is all about pushing an agenda, fear-mongering and other things. They are very critical about everything and they will not hesitate to make derogatory comments about people. However, I was struck that they did not actually fight or try to contradict the evidence that was given to them. However, they did try to subvert it by placing the fear of a registered offender, especially one who may have offended against someone under the age of consent, living in that neighborhood. Also, the person who made the statement about registered offenders lower recidivism rate, failed to be clear in that statement. He or she failed to state that although it is know the recidivism rate is less than any other crime. That recidivism rate is lower than robbery, drugs, and other major offenses. And that the recidivism rate is less than 5%. Without that information or Clarity on that statement, the radio show took off and lambasted the statement to make it as invalid and irrelevant as possible.

    • #74818 Reply
      NH Registrant

      After being on the registry for well over a decade, I’ve realized some things.

      – As long as money can be made from fear, the registry will always be there.

      – As long as the blatant ignorance that fuels the fear exists, so will the registry.

      When it comes down to brass tacks, the MONEY is the main factor. I have to pay $50 a year for the registry or else I go back to prison for non-compliance. It took me 5 years after being paroled to stop having nightmares about prison more than 5 nights a week. It was so bad at first that every time someone showed up WITHOUT CALLING FIRST – which people do around here constantly, I thought that it was the cops coming to beat me in the street (again) and take me away (again).

      Now, because I’m a dollar sign to a corrupt government system that rules through fear and coercion, I will forever be marked until I expire from the earth – even for my barely Tier 2 offense. In NH, Tier 2 and 3 are registered for LIFE. NO ONE who tries to get off the registry here is successful, ever. It never happens. My state is greedy. I’m also paying for my ‘free’ court-appointed attorney for the next 20+ years with them taking money out of my banking account every month. I’m disabled and on a fixed income. They don’t care. You pay it or you go back behind bars and make them $50k a year per inmate. It’s a disgusting system that I don’t see changing ever.

      My health is failing me (yes, I’ve been diagnosed as terminal) and I definitely won’t live another 20 years. So, the state will just have to take a loss as I have no heirs, no spouse, and all my family is passed on. They can choke on it for all I care.

    • #76012 Reply

      “oh, but you did this and you did that.”

      well, maybe, but thats victim blaming regardless.

    • #76005 Reply

      Lock Stock and Barrel?

    • #75992 Reply

      last time registered i was almost in a collision with a bicycle on the sidewalk and have since been wondering if either of us were injured or killed who all could be held liable?

    • #77546 Reply
      Joanne Lepis RN

      If you think that sex offenders can be fixed you are very very wrong

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