Reply To: The Sex Offender Registry: A Gorilla on the Basketball Court

Glen Gibson

Since it’s clearly constitutional, non-punitive, and the intent is to protect the public…perhaps a “National Police Abuse/Misconduct Registry” is in order? It might contain officers full name and picture, department where they work, home address, charges and complaints filed against them, etc. And, perhaps some randomly assigned tier level assessment of their risk to the public…

I’m being sarcastic of course, because I don’t feel there should be any such registry applied to anyone after having paid your debt; but, can you imagine how law enforcement would feel toward such a registry? I’m sure they would argue it a violation of their constitutional rights, privacy, an embarrassing shaming tool without any due process, and such a registry could potentially damage their future employment….