CO: The flaws in Colorado’s sex offender registry

The state’s sex offender registry informs me of an allegedly dangerous man living within a mile of my house who was born in 1927.

That’s right: This 90-year-old who committed his crime in the last century is still required to tell the state of his whereabouts on the theory that the information will assist local police in identifying suspects for sex offenses and allow nearby residents to take precautions.

But of course the rate of sex offenses among nonagenarians is virtually zero, even when they have a felony in their past. This man’s presence on the registry reveals one of several weaknesses of the list, and why it is much less useful than it could be for both police and public. Full Article

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Not a bad article but can we stop with “some people deserve to be on the registry”? If someone is that dangerous, they shouldn’t be out of incarceration, let alone supervision. If you’ve been deemed as having fully completed your sentence, you should be completely done with everything. Period. You can’t be like “Whoa, man. You can’t imprison someone forever for X crime because that’s wrong. But a flashlight up your butt for the rest of your life is okay because you’re dangerous.”

When I lost my home of over 20 years because of being on the registration I couldn’t find another place to rent, because of my registration, despite having near maxed out credit rating and a stable, well paying job.

I finally was able to purchase a home instead, but the recent wildfires had me thinking. If my home was destroyed, where could I find a new place to live, at least while my home is rebuild? I’m willing to bet I’d have an even hard time than before, again because of my registration.

If you’re going to prevent me from the basics of living a normal life (fine, I can’t have a gun, I can’t hold a high office), then just jail me. I’m tired of not even being able to do something as mundane as regular travel without needing to research the laws of every town I may pass through. My wife wants to go back to Vegas but I don’t know if I want to. Do we only stay there for a blip? Do I take the risk of not registering with them? Do I register with them but take a risk of possibly forever remaining on their registry despite future outcome of the laws in my home state (see FL, NY)?

Keep those op-ed pieces coming, media outlets! Bring the discussion to the forefront. Cast light on the lies. Thank you, thank you!

There is so much wrong with this system, and a lot has to do with the media that hypes up everything, and the American Public follows it like a puppet and repeats it like a parrot, without an opinion on their own. Look at the latest hype of all these women, all of a sudden, coming forward claiming they were sexually assaulted or harassed. Really? A lot of them signed what is called a NDA ( non disclosure agreement ), and they received money to keep quiet. Really? You can’t report a rape because you signed a piece of paper? And why would you sign such a piece of paper in return for money in the first place? I would run as fast as I can if someone offered me a position and paid me money to keep quiet. Even doctor’s are exempt from their confidentiality oath if someone were to disclose to them they were about to commit a crime. So, obviously, all these women took the money and did not care what. they signed, because money talks. If they were raped and reported the crime, I doubt any LE would tell them they were now in trouble since they signed a NDA ( Non Disclosure Agreement ). These women are full of it, and they know it. How can anyone believe them and feel pity for them? When the money was good, they were ok, and it didn’t seem important. Why does the Media spread this nonsense, and why does the public not see the truth? “Me, too” are you kidding me? Also, if the old President Bush is accused of sexual assault because he grabbed a woman’s butt, we are really as stupid of a Nation as I think we are. What a bunch of uneducated stupid people this country has created. If any other country hears that President Bush sexually assaulted someone, surely they believe he raped and beat a woman. I would file a defamation lawsuit if I were George Bush. Vent over.