Reply To: The sex offender registry: a non-punitive civil regulatory scheme


Are we talking about a non-violent sex offense equivalent to the 1969 Stonewall riots? That was a pivotal event in the gay rights movement. Historically, gays had been vilified, ostracized, harassed, jailed, assaulted and closeted. Hmmmmm, does that sound familiar?

A news report this morning profiled an Indianapolis police chase that ended with an officer using his vehicle to run into a fleeing suspect. The initial responses from most people was one of outrage. It will be interesting to see if that changes when more become aware that the offense was failure to register.