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Patty Wetterling questions sex offender laws

On an overcast spring day in 1996, a handful of people filed out of the Oval Office and assembled on the driveway of the White House before a scrum of reporters. They cast satisfied glances at the television cameras as birds chirped and a helicopter whirred nearby. Nothing except for the white memorial ribbons pinned to their lapels indicated the nature of their fateful connection to each other as the parents of children kidnapped by strangers and, in all but one case, viciously assaulted and murdered. Full Article

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  1. td777

    WOW! I just read the article and applaud Wetterling for having the ability to look at the issue as a whole, not just as an emotional victim, and having the audacity to speak up about the injustice she sees from the registrants point of view. Far too many, like John Walsh and Marc Klaas, focus so much on their loss, which is without question are tragedies that should never have happened, they don’t care who gets hurt in their quest for vengeance against a group as a whole they see responsible for their loss. I was a kid myself when Adam Walsh was killed, I shouldn’t be held responsible for what some monster did over 20 years before my conviction, I shouldn’t be treated as the perpetrator. I had nothing to do with Jessica Lunsford’s murder, yet thanks to a law bearing her name, I lost almost everything, spent three years with a GPS tracker on my leg and have had to live in my van for almost 4 years now. We need laws that make sense, not laws passed in effort to console a grieving parent proposed by a politician who wants recognition to foster public hysteria.

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