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IL: Sex offender workplace registry bill sparks debate

State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) has introduced a bill that would require convicted sex offenders to register with police in the locales where they work to plug a hole in the state’s registry system.

The measure is viewed as a common-sense approach by Highland Park Police Chief Paul Shafer and others in law enforcement, and seen as overly punitive and burdensome by some advocates looking out for offenders’ rights. Full Article

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“I think it is well known that sex offenders have a propensity to violate again,” he said.

Really? Well known? Because that’s not what the evidence, or the recidivism rate, supports! In fact, quite the opposite is true.

Hi Paul: The statement “I think it is well known that sex offenders have a propensity to violate again,” should be a red flag to anyone reading the article, because it is clear cut evidence that this individual doesn’t know what they are talking about, or that they are trying to advance their career at the expense of the constitution, bill of rights and the rights of the individual. Unfortunately the vast majority of sheeple are too bloody lazy to look and see if what they are being told lines up with the fact’s/statistics, and are so wrapped up in… Read more »

Wow! Great comments that follow on the website’s article!
Another legislative “solution” to a non-problem, a completely unnecessary law.

Comments are worth reading!

“I think it is well known that sex offenders have a propensity to violate again,” he said. “Based on that, historically, it just makes sense that if someone is working 40 hours a week some place outside of (their home town) at least notify the agency of where they are at.”

Another ambiguous self serving statement that ignores individuality.

Kinda like, it is well known that historically politicians have demonstrated a propensity to violate public trust when they are working outside of their home.

Well Julie Buford bucktooth jabronie ..that’s a great misrepresentation of facts..and you propose public policy be based on your deception/misrepresentation ..?.. whatta ya gonna do with the over nine out of ten people who are your. commit sex crime that are NOT from a registry..?….tell the public and warn them Julie bout that nine out of ten and registry just a decoy/patsy.

I just called the Senator’s office and told her representative she is on the wrong side of history on this issue.
(217) 782-3650

Nice. Good for you. And thank you for the phone number. Terrorists like this senator need to understand that when they attack families, the families are going to respond.

Q said “in the history of the world. There are 6 (satans number in Biblical numeric s) media outlets here that own and control the information you and everyone else is fed. The first one is GE…”

Let’s not forget Clear Channel/I Heart Radio/I Heart Media/I Heart Hate owned by Bain Capital/Mitt Romney. Radio’s version of Fox news/Newscorp.

Thats something agencies could share themselves, and does not require registrants added participation. Having a job is a good thing for anyone and shouldn’t be something that adds furthur punishment. I don’t mind Julie’s big smile that probably got her elected, but any brains behind that smile?

Senator Trotter who signed on as co-sponsor of this bill has mysteriously removed his sponsorship from the bill. I wonder if he realizes the bill is bad. It’s scheduled for 3rd reading in the IL Senate next week and if it passes it’s probably going to go nowhere in the House since we seem to have committees with better judgement over there.

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