I wouldn’t say highlighting this situation is fear mongering, but rather more evidence of the harmful effects of the registry laws. Imagine if these victims had their children with them at the time of the assaults by the vigilantes. That would contradict what the lawmakers claim the registry is for. The possibility of this happening while children are present seems likely enough to me.
I wonder how many cases of harrassement or assault have not been reported. Maybe we should start a program to encourage registrants to come forward and share these incidents with us so we can get a better estimate on how often they happen.