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NY: Violent offender registry bill passes NY Senate

ALBANY, N.Y. — A bill that would create a statewide registry of violent felony offenders has passed the Senate.

“Brittany’s Law” would require certain convicted felons to register with the state’s Department of Criminal Justice Service after being released from prison and have their names added to a statewide violent felony offender registry, similar to the sex offender registry. Full Article

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I don’t condone the registry under ANY circumstances. However, this will be one group of registrants who will most definitely NOT be harassed or vilified. Imagine a vigilante knocking on the door of a gangbanger who maimed three other bangers trying to kick him out of the neighborhood. It will most probably not end well…

Hi Eric Knight: I think allot of us had the feeling this might happen eventually; a registry for people other than “sex offenders.” I won’t be the least bit surprised to see registries for things like drunk drivers, burglars and drug dealers, etc start popping up here and there. I hope this doesn’t happen, but the seeming inability of people to be able to connect the dot’s and actually see that these ill conceived registries do not deter or prevent anything seems to be the norm for most people. The best way I can describe this mental anomaly in most… Read more »

Great! Another registry to monitor and create mass hysteria. In the beginning, it will be people like John Edward Brown who will be on the list, but just give it some time, and they will add ridiculous offenses to the list. The person who throws a water balloon at someone, the person who got mad at his wife for talking during TV, so he threw the remote control at her, the kids in school who got into a fight over a girl…..just wait. The list will be so long that nobody will be able to monitor it or distinguish between… Read more »

I’ll bet if this catches on (registries for people convicted of crimes other than 290 type offenses) these registries won’t destroy the lives of the people listed on them. I’ll bet it won’t make it next to impossible to find stable housing, a job or get them banned from most of society. This is what I’m pretty sure is going to happen. Rival gang bangers will be using this new registry (if it comes into being) to track and locate rival gang bangers and there will be more murders, assaults and a general increase of in the activities these people… Read more »

…and if we start registering everyone who gets parking tickets and make them all public, we’ll have all the dangerous criminals posted online in the name of public safety!

Not to mention the cost involved in California it is $64 million per year. This money in California would be better spent in our education system.

Why do people post here but not at the actual location of the article?

I think that when an article comes out in the media, all people who are Registered in the U.S. should respond to it. People need to see an overwhelming response that Registries are simply not acceptable and that they will not be tolerated.

Did you comment on this article? I was turned off by the fact that WSJ wants you to use your real name and register an account before you can read or make comments. I’ve registered many accounts on various other sites and I use Disqus. But I wont register with Facebook or any site that wants my ‘real name’. I always get a kick out of reading your militant responses. Keep up the good work!

I did not comment on the article for a couple of reasons that I don’t want to get into. And of course, none of us can comment on all articles all the time. I have to limit myself some days in order to do other productive things. But I will say that I comment using various names so you may not see FRegistryTerrorists all over the place. I assume that you are listed on a Sex Offender Registry (I can’t remember everyone offhand, sorry). If you are, I encourage to create an account on Facebook precisely because they do not… Read more »

I have reserved thoughts about subscribing to Facebook. For one, I feel I’d be contributing to their growth and revenue (indirectly through their paying advertisers) if I opened an account with them. I am registered also and have been off parole only a couple months. I was forbidden by my parole officer to have a FB account. My computer was subject to searches by both my PO and a local Task force called ‘S.A.F.E.’. The last two times my home was invaded by these goons I was actually in the process of leaving comments on S.O. related articles. I think… Read more »

I didn’t post a comment for the same reasons.

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