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NJ: Proposed Megan’s Law update aims to protect evacuees

TRENTON — Legislators approved a bill this month that will strengthen Megan’s Law to ensure state agencies do not place homeless and evacuated families near registered sex offenders.

The issue was brought to light last year during a train derailment and subsequent evacuation in Paulsboro. A family with two teenage daughters was relocated to a Gibbstown motel that also housed a registered sex offender.

State Sen. Fred Madden, D-Gloucester, called the bill he sponsored “common-sense legislation” that will close a dangerous loophole in the law. Full Article

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So this is billed as “common-sense legislation” that will close a dangerous loophole in the law.”. What SB 1946 does is allow SO information to be released to placing agencies after a disaster. And then to do what with that information???? Records maintained pursuant to this act shall be open to any law enforcement agency in this State, the United States or any other state and may be released to: …. (2) the Department of Human Services and county and municipal welfare agencies for exclusive use in placing homeless families and persons in emergency shelters, which include but are not… Read more »

Folks…what public sanctioned..public sponsored discrimination
is really telling you is that while you waste time and money looking
at a list…you’re students will more probable than abused
by school personnel than from anyone on a list…common sense
and stats say the so called next “sex” crime will be from someone
NOT from a list…that coward won’t tell the public that fact..coward.

This is truly surreal. What about the convicted murders, gang members, drug users or people convicted of driving while drunk? What an idiot? Or, what about people convicted of prostitution? What if ? This is truly a joke!

Since public dissemination of info started in the mid 90’s, the legislators’ self-insulating mantra was that no discrimination or harassment would be allowed. No one said it would not be tolerated because the next thing that happened is discrimination and mistreatment by businesses, scapegoating by neighborhoods and citizen watch groups and a general pattern that would essentially insure ex-offenders would never re-integrate into society at a functional and productive level. So what is likely to follow now – as “the logical next step” – is to build into the law that offenders can be forcefully evacuated or relocated in the… Read more »

You are correct. A friend of mine actually created a spoof site at one point, but he told me that such a goal is the intention of both lawmakers and the general public. It is a site which “promotes” the creation of an amendment to the US Constitution that would, essentially, create a permanent “labor camp” for all people who have to register.

This was created long before residency restriction, Internet restrictions, and employment restrictions started to become in vogue.

Very funny web site. This is very disturbing. First, if I lived in any other state, I would have been off the registry years ago! California needs to get with the program. Truly. I mean, can you imagine being in ie: Florida after a hurricane and walking into a support center and maybe seeing armed guards surrounding a particular area in the building with fences around the people. Oh, who are they? Prisoners? No sir, sex offenders. They have to be monitored and we are requiring them to wear the black coveralls as well. So, if you see someone with… Read more »

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