If it saves one child

Originally published at corrections.com July 2, 2012  By “Shelly Stow” . . . It would be difficult today to find a person who had no idea what the sex offender registry is. It would be equally difficult to find someone with only a passing interest who didn’t feel that it is a good thing to have. It started in most…

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Don’t want people to act like monsters? Then don’t call them monsters

Originally published July 16, 2016, at With Justice for All By “Shelly Stow” . . . If things really come in threes, then I have a monster story yet to come my way. The first one was when an editor wrote a “Pokemon warning” to his readers and chose to call registrants living in the area “the real monsters.” I took exception to…

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Louisiana Christmas not so jolly for parents on the registry

Originally published November 13, 2012, at houmatoday.com By Sandy . . . Sex offenders are a topic guaranteed to push the limits of any discussion. The range of those limits tops out with feelings, usually worded with as many expletives as possible, that anyone who is on a sex offender registry should be taken out and shot. The fact that…

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