WA: Yakima County judge to hear arguments on request for sex-offender data

YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima County Superior Court judge will hear arguments today on whether to give a Mesa woman names and addresses of all low-level sex offenders in the county.

Judge Blaine Gibson will also hear a request from attorney Greg Scott to certify his suit to block the release of the names as a class action on behalf of all 688 Level 1 sex offenders in Yakima County. Level 1 sex offenders are considered least likely to offend again, and their names are typically not posted by authorities. The names of Level 2 and 3 offenders are routinely released as they change addresses. Full Article

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The only way any offenders information SHOULD be public is by controlled access through a local sheriff’s department. That way sign-in information from the public can be referenced if someone elects to go into a registrants home and murder all the occupance (which has happened). Otherwise (as we have it now) it is a tool of harm against citizens that have paid their debt to society having gone through the grinder of probation, therapy and time served. The registry by it’s nature is a Living Death, it is Evil and it is Wrong. The registrant is today’s new whipping boy for votes by anyone wishing to be elected. No other evil mechanism is being use that under it’s umbrella lies the ability to add more and more punitive measure against someone after they have otherwise paid their debt to society. No wonder we have only 5% of the worlds population but hold 50% of it prisoners. Home of the free? Really? Sad thing is we have a church on every corner that preaches grace, forgiveness and compassion. Really? People I can’t hear you because your actions (or lack thereof) is screaming so loud in the opposite direction! TRUTH

It would really be cool if all registrants were given the names and addresses of those who looked us up on the internet each time someone viewed our information. I have a right to know who is looking to do me harm and what better way than to keep a public record of those accessing the website. Oh, I see a new law being written!