Reply To: NO! We don’t need another sex offender law to fight

Jeremy from Indiana

I don’t think you get the purpose of a law like this. The purpose of this law is completely different than the purpose of the majority of registration laws. This law has absolutely nothing to do with recidivism or even safety. It has more to do with the psychological effects on the victim. Just the mere presence of their abuser could spark all kinds of psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.

Imagine if you were physically bullied in high school by one kid repeatedly to the point you were legitimately scared every single time you saw him. Now imagine that kid moves next door to you a few years later. It doesn’t matter if you are now a martial arts expert, you will still revert back to your fears.

In the movie “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne Johnson, this point is illustrated perfectly when Johnson’s character was bullied by the bank manager even though Johnson could easily take him out. This is what a law like this is trying to prevent; further harm to the victim, even if it is only psychological.