Another example of why strong advocacy is absolutely necessary. Politicians who run on “tough on crime” must be called out to explicitly explain what they really know, i.e. cost of the registry, recidivism rates, their support of publicly shaming the 800,000+ on the registry, do they support changes to reform laws, etc. We spoke with an individual running for state office regarding his “tough on crime” campaign comments – he never again brought it up. He knew nothing except that he thought he could buy votes. He did not like the idea of a factual and informative newspaper editorial.