Frances Farmer –
Yes, victims and the public need protection. But the registry and most of these acts are taking all of the focus, time, energy, and money away from any programs that might actually work. The registry does not work. It is not necessary. The authorities could just quietly and permanently follow your movements through your SS card or any number of ways so that they can come knock on your door if there are any victims in your area.
There is zero reason to warn the general public that there are former offenders in their midst. That would take their minds of what they really need to watch for…boyfriends, soccer coaches, Catholic Priests and others who are NOT on the registry.