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ME: Maine’s Parents of Murdered Children chapter will honor registered sex offender

[ – 6/20/18]

BANGOR (NEWS CENTER Maine) — In 2006, William Elliot was sought out and shot because he was a registered sex offender. On Sunday, he will be honored by the Maine chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.

His mother, Shirley Turner, says he was on this list because he had consensual sex with an underage girlfriend.

“But he was 19 when he got involved with a young girl and ended up on the Maine sex offender registry.” She said.

Turner says she’s surprised that Elliot will be honored because she hasn’t gotten much support over the years but is looking forward to talking to other people that have had a child taken away from them. Because losing a loved one to murder, isn’t like anything else.

“After joining the group, I saw the value that it represented for individuals that are going through similar type of loss of life because the way it’s perceived by survivors of murder victims is that you know, you didn’t lose somebody, that person was taken from you. It was an intentional act and it is a different kind of grief and mourning process.” Arthur Jette, memorial organizer, said.

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  1. AO

    Every time I now see a story of a murdered RC due to them being on the registry, I just think of the other story where a city (county?) passed a bill to remove access to police offers names by the general public because they were worried someone might seek them out and hurt them. The law seems to be totally fine in putting everyone on the registry squarely in the crosshairs of vigilantes, and even even often refuse to directly admit that the reason the person was killed was squarely due to the registry as seen in the SoCal case happening right now where the DA refused to level charges against the killers as a hate crime.

    • Sunny

      Perhaps it’s time we create a registry of people who create, support, and maintain the registry. At the very least, a site devoted to some accountability would be useful to current registrants, giving us some insight and transparency into registration, like who programs and maintains it, which politicians most strongly support it, and what financial and commercial interests are involved.

      Just 6 months ago, Google, Amazon, Apple, and hundreds of Silicon Valley programmers pledged not to help Trump create a “Muslim Registry,” yet some of those same programmers create and maintain sex offender registries. See the formal pledge here:
      The principles in that pledge regarding civil rights, disenfranchisement, genocide, and creating second class citizenship, apply equally to registrants. This is a civil rights issue and we need a movement.

    • Tim L

      Our society does appear to be devolving as evidenced by the outrageous number of school shootings over the last 2 decades. We grow more violent as a whole. It is getting more vicious and unconscionable. To this point, social media has only exacerbated the nasty and often cut throat discourse. Big Media ramps up the hype feeding off of every disaster.

      The people unfortunately, merely follow their leadership. Most do it blind.

    • Michael

      I don’t think the two are comparable. Right or not, convictions are public information. When police officers go bad, their names end up in the news too.

  2. kind of living

    it just floors me , that more people are not saying, what the hell is wrong with these law makers and many more courts not looking at the very fact that this registry is clearly getting people killed that did their time and just want to move on in their life , even the highest court in the land turns a blind eye to the unconstitutionality of this registry , LE bosting all the time about new tec that can serval people , yet hold on for dear life this lie that they need this stupid registry .

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