Reply To: The sex offender registry: an invitation for vigilantism

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Tim Lawver

To be sure having an electronic database broadcasting to the public has lead to other violence that would not have occurred had the electronic broadcast been absent. In other words the SOR HAS CAUSED some crimes, many serious, including arson, murder, assault with weapons and words. I personally have experienced minor stuff like broken car windows, flattened tires, having my home egged. I have attempted to file reports with the local PD, but the cops demand I prove the motivation behind the acts. Others motives are very hard to prove, so basically you have no defense.