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ACSOL’s Online EPIC Conference: Empowered People Inspiring Change Sept 17-18, 2021


MN: Is Minnesota’s Sex Offender Registry Helping or Hurting?

Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registry was first passed in 1991. It was intended to assist law enforcement in quickly locating and clearing suspects in child predator and kidnapping cases. 28 years later, the registry covers 21,000+ individuals and requires registration for many more crimes, including “crimes against the person” — 27 of them. It costs over $1m to implement every year.

Stacy Bettison recently published an article in Minnesota Bench and Bar entitled “The New Scarlet Letter – Is Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registry Hurting or Hurting?” Bettison has a strong interest in criminal sexual conduct laws, how they are prosecuted, the policies behind them, and the real-life, day-to-day impact of those laws on people accused and convicted of a sex crime. Abstract

The full article is available here.

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The Registry from day one has been nothing more than the government giving false reassurances to the masses that they are doing something about society’s ills. They are providing a “security blanket” of useless data that doesn’t benefit society but just enough to threaten a certain segment of the population. Registrants are the sacrificial lambs the government throw out to the hysterical masses to satisfy their bloodlust which is no different than the days of Mayan civilization. Politicians lick their lips everytime $ex offenders come into their arena because it is easy money. They use these issues to get votes… Read more »

In California, our Registry is more than five times larger than Minnesota’s Registry. So I assume Cali’s annual cost is more than $5 million.
God willing, it will be ten times that much and increasing daily! I’d like it to be so painfully expensive and bureaucratically cumbersome that we begin seeing frequent news articles questioning it’s efficacy, value, and viability.

To David Not gonna happen ! The U.S. Sysyem gives toooo much Money to stop CrImE, Haha! Yeah right! So thats what people believe and want and even need to apease thier own SINS, so they enjoy thier Lives at Others Expense and Why Would The Self Righteous STOP THE PRESS !!! OH CONTRER… ITS GOING TO GET ALOT WORSE !!! So ….Painful/Cumbersome…THEY WILL DIE BEFORE THEY GIVE UP THIS QUEST…..THATS WHY I KEEP TELLING ACSOL AND ALL PEOPLE/ORGS…..WEEEE HAVE TO MARCH ON THIS FOR OUR LIVES, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WILL SACRIFICE US ON THE ALTER OF JUSTICE ! HA,… Read more »

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