Registries cost millions; Provide no additional safety

By Don Thurber . . . Last month, a new chapter was written in one of America’s oldest real-life murder mysteries. The body of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was finally found, 27 years after his abduction. Jacob’s gun-point abduction shocked the nation and spawned a network of state sex-offender registries, South Carolina’s among them. But extensive research since then has raised…

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Pokemon needs to check sex offender registry

By Sandy….. The current Pokemon Go craze is sweeping the nation and raising concerns this could put children and youth in “proximity” to registered sex offenders. This is shaping up to be the new “Halloween boogie-man” scare. Now that enough people have said often enough and loudly enough that there is no statistical increased sexual risk to children in connection…

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USA TODAY rejects prisoner’s letter because he’s a sex offender

By Phil Wentzel . . . As a former law enforcement professional and now one of the millions of incarcerated adults in the U.S., I can relate very personally to two items I read in the October 22, 2015 USA TODAY. It is encouraging to see that a group of respected law enforcement leaders and prosecutors have formed a coalition…

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