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One Survivor’s Crusade Reveals a Plague of Errors in Nation’s Sex Offender Registries

Estimates of the number of entries with crucial mistakes run into the tens of thousands. One man—and pretty much only one man—is trying to fix them. Full Article

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  1. Harry

    There are somethings that are not worth fixing and it is best to throw it away.

  2. L. Mitaro

    Here we see them trying to put a fresh coat of paint on a rust bucket. Getting desperate, are we? It doesn’t matter if the information is “accurate” up to date or even in real time. Megan’s Law is a false and flawed premise. It simply does not give parents their power back to prevent the same thing that happened to that girl in New Jersey 21 years ago.

    Knowing where someone lives simply does not minimize risk. I don’t care what your argument is for wanting to know.

    • Harry

      “Knowing where someone lives simply does not minimize risk…” It actually distracts from the risk.

  3. cool Ca RC

    Maybe we should wait until a CHILD died from having the wrong information on Megan’s law. then we can name it after a child then that might take care of the Megan law.

    • Harry

      That should be easy. Just get a child’s name that was killed by a drunk driver, gang member or road rage. None of these are on the SOR.

  4. Fred

    When we moved into our house several years ago, I looked at the Missouri State Highway Patrol sex offender search (I am not a registrant, BTW). The guy living directly behind us is a registered sex offender, and while all of the information about him was correct, the red dot showed OUR house as being where he lived. I contacted the highway patrol to tell them about this, and they fixed it. Turns out it was a bug in the mapping software that wrongly showed our house as being where the offender lived.

    • Will Allen

      I guess one good reason to waste your time checking Registries would be to make sure that your home is not a target. Probably about the only good reason. I mean, we don’t want people burning down the wrong homes, do we?

      Have you met the guy? Do you call him “the offender” when you talk to him? What does he call you?

      • R M

        Great question Will… “Have you met the guy?” @Fred… go meet the guy and let us know if he is a danger to society.

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