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Missouri Sex Offenders: “Women Against Registry” Says Labels Unfairly Destroy Lives

Next week, in addition to an intense showdown on controversial gun legislation, Missouri lawmakers will have an opportunity to enact a bill that would remove hundreds of sex offenders from the state’s online registry. In order to implement this proposal, lawmakers must override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto and go against the recommendations of St. Louis law-enforcement officials, victims’ rights advocates and other stakeholders.

Supporters of the bill — which would allow some in the state to lose the permanent sex-offender label — are now organizing in favor of the proposal, arguing that the registry is way too broad and unfairly ruins lives of those on it.

Women Against Registry, an advocacy group run by a Missouri woman, makes the case that public sex-offender registries are fundamentally flawed and should not exist at all. Full Article

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  1. JB

    Wow! That this is happening in Missouri gives me great hope! Are you paying attention, California?

  2. Tired of hiding

    Don’t be so sure…California has the image of being progressive and more liberal than other states but is that really true any longer. It would see that it is NOT!

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