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Singapore: Unofficial sex-offender registry raises risk of vigilantism

[ – 7/26/18]

The unofficial registry of convicted sex offenders is nothing more than harassment and more punishment for former offenders who have already served their time (Unofficial registry of sex offenders draws mixed views; July 15).

It needs to be removed so that people who have this stigma attached to their name can have a hope of living a normal, law-abiding life, just like other released offenders.

Unless they are recalcitrant and violent offenders, why should they be forced to wear the scarlet letter even after they have served their time?

Such an unofficial registry is based on the myth of high sex-offender recidivism and that all sex offenders pose a risk to children.

Of course, no one wants to be seen as soft on sex crime and who doesn’t want to protect children from harm?

But, there is little evidence that this form of community notification prevents sexual violence.

Unfortunately, the media has ignored the extensive, empirical research on the subject of sex crime, choosing instead to highlight the many problems with a broad-brush approach, and the public is incorrectly led to believe that such a registry will somehow protect children from harm.

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How is it that the United States does not recognize the uselessness and harshness of the registry like the people of Singapore?


The politicians in the U.S. make tons of money creating laws that give large corporations control and custody of Registered Citizens and then buy stock in it or get kick backs from the lobbyist’s .

Why is an unconstitutional law like the “Adam Walsh Act” not repealed = MONEY!

Surprising coming from Singapore as their law you get the Rotan(caning) and like 30 years for sex crimes.

Exactly Henry it is all about money!

This shows me that people around the world aren’t as different as we seem to think. And neither are politicians!

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