NH: A local lawmaker sponsors bills to protect convicted sex offenders

A local lawmaker has sponsored several bills in the N.H. House of Representatives that would increase protections for people on the state’s registry of sex offenders.

Rep. Timothy N. Robertson, D-Keene, said he was motivated by information about two recent local attacks that he said may have been committed by someone who targeted people listed on the registry. Full Article

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Could we also lobby this in California as well?

I don’t see any teeth in his bill. Just saying you can’t does not mean you will not.

This is interesting a lawmaker who says the registry is punitive.

Don’t we already have this provision here in California? Has it done much good to protect people? Harrassing a registrant needs to be designated a hate crime and threats to do harm to anyone on the registry would be a crime same as threatening to harm a gay person, a woman, a muslum.

The law needs to be that when anyone signs into Megan’s Law website, they need to leave their name, address, phone no., email address, and reason for the visit. They need to confirm each visit from their IP address. Simple misuse and harassment should be a felony with prison time. Life time registry for all who are guilty of RC abuse. Unlimited civil damages plus legal fees. Mandated response by LE.

The CA Megan’s Law website make it illegal for RC to use the site. Why? This should be challenge under equal access.

If Megans law website is such a great tool for public safety, why not let registrants use this tool to protect themselves and their families from this over-hyped threat of registrant sex crime? I know the 2% rate of registrant sex crimes is not much of a threat compared to the 98% sex crime rate committed by non-registrant community. It is in fact 1/50 of the threat. But just to stay within the rhetoric of the registry proponents, this valuable tool for safety is being denied to some.

It’s nice to know there are some lawmakers willing to put their necks on the line to help registrants. In my opinion it should never have to come to this. We all have served our time. We all have paid our debt to society and then some. I really don’t understand why the government can justify the Megan’s Law website. I understand if I had to register with the local police but I don’t understand why someone in a neighboring city, or another state needs to know of someone’s crime and where they live.

Do parents everywhere create flashcards of all the registrants in California and have their kids memorize their faces. Does every woman do the same thing? It’s such a joke. If anything they should have kiosks or something at the local police department where with some sort of verification a person can find out which registrants live by them. But I highly doubt that they would do anything like that.

Not to step on religious toes but below is a response I gave to a fellow Christian’s reasoning for having a registry:

For the registry to exist a Christian must compromise their character under grace. Remember the woman caught in adultery. How did Jesus handle that situation? Be Like Jesus! Remember Matt. 25:40 What you do to the least of these your brethren …you do it unto me (saith the Lord). Who is more least than a registered sex offender? That settles any and all possible religious responses you might have. Grace doesn’t allow place for a thing like the registry. TRUTH