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OK: Legislation that updates, streamlines sex offender registration signed into law

Legislation that would update and streamline sex offender registration has been signed into law. This week, Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation improving Oklahoma’s sex offender registry. …

“The purpose of the sex offender registry continues to be public safety—to make sure law enforcement knows where registered sex offenders are living, and making that information available to our citizens,” said Griffin, R-Guthrie.  “This legislation streamlines the notification process, ensures greater consistency in assigning levels for registration, and adds an additional requirement for informing DHS when a sex offender returns to a home where his or her minor children, step-children or grandchildren live.” Full Article

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  1. Harry

    Another do nothing oh hum law. I suppose that the child beater do not have the same alerts?

    • Gralphr

      Or the murderer, or just about anything thats a crime of violence that doesnt deal with sex. After all, sex is way worse than murder……….

  2. Stay outraged

    “At the end of the day the goal is to protect Oklahoma children and all law-abiding citizens,” said Osburn, R-Edmond.”

    WELL… you will never realize that goal with Megan’s law. Ever. But do continue to polish the brass on the Titanic!

  3. Agamemnon

    “At the end of the day the goal is to protect Oklahoma children and all law-abiding citizens.”

    So can someone explain to me how this new law will protect children from being attacked by someone NOT on the registry? (You know, like how nearly all sex crimes are committed)

    • Gralphr

      I’m still trying to figure out how they think they’re protecting the children and citizens if they only concentrate on one type of criminal? If the registry is as effective as they claim, why isn’t there a “felons” registry for all to see?

  4. Fed up

    What I really don’t understand is why tiers are based on conviction. Just to say those convictions in tier 3 will reoffend over the other tiers makes no sense. Just to save the state money to do risk assessment on each individual would be my best guess.

    • Stay outraged

      You’re exactly right about the level/tier nonsense. It’s all based on “scary” pseudo science.

      At the end of the day, community notification doesn’t prevent, thwart or curtail anything. It doesn’t hold the people made to register responsible or accountable – it only succeeds in pissing them off by keeping them from moving on in life.

      • Allie

        You’re absolutely right. They can’t move on with their lives. My nephew had one picture on his phone that landed him in jail and now he has to wear an ankle monitor that they expect him to pay for every month and he can’t even find a job because of the registry. It would have been better if he got busted for dealing drugs. They ruin lives as much if not more than sex offenders.

  5. David

    Thank goodness this law will protect the children and all citizens from:
    ❎ Sexual assault from relatives and known individuals,
    ❎ Drunk Drivers,
    ❎ Industrial toxic waste dumping,
    ❎ Rabies
    ❎ Food poisoning, and
    ❎ Mosquito-borne diseases!!
    Oh wait, it doesn’t do any of that?? So what does it actually do??

    • Allie

      It ruins people’s lives. Not only the person that got arrested but the families also. Get rid of the registry or do away with background checks. Let these people try to start over. Every body makes mistakes. They serve their time don’t make them keep reliving it for years and years to come. Something should be done to stop this law or include all felons not just one class of people. Half the country wouldn’t have jobs.

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