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Even after release, California convicts contend with digital trail

Visitors to the 1998 California state fair were treated to demonstrations of a novel criminal justice tool: a computer that allowed them to look up information about registered sex offenders.

Nearly two decades later, the novelty has vanished. A few clicks on a personal computer summon the name, address and record of sex offenders filed in the state’s Megan’s Law database. Every state in the nation now maintains a database of registered sex offenders. Full Article



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Here we go reg. For all. I hope they push for this type of reg for all because its going to be challenged and ruled unconstitutional eventualy when the courts view it without the sex offender stigma attached.

“The goal is not so much to inform the public about who walks among them as it is to shame criminals”!!!

Pretty much says it all, this isn’t about public safety, it’s about imposing a different form of punishment.

So again – and as always – how are these lists NOT punishment??

“District attorneys across California have moved to place offenders in the public eye.”

This mindset is so counterproductive, not only for registrants, but for everyone that has fallen prey to the $tate prison indu$trial complex. These people use the people to make themselves look good, while placing a huge financial burden on the average citizen in their pursuit of the inefficient and largely ineffective “tough on crime” policy.

I think the state has lost control of the beast they have created, and wouldn’t know the difference between a non threatening individual and one that is in fact a real threat. But one would suppose this flawed kind of thinking does keep the Federal subsidies rolling in.

I think there is too much law enforcement now for the amount of crime. All government departments are operating like private businesses, there is really little difference, their goal is continual growth and generating new revenue. If there is no need one can manufacture it. In order to get it they need an advertising scam. What better one than scaring people into funding your operations to fight the bogeyman.

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” — Tacitus, Roman senator and historian (A.D. c.56-c.115)

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