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CT: Sex offender registry should be based on risk

What is the point of a sex offender registry? As a woman and mother of two, I view Connecticut’s sex offender registry as a tool to increase public awareness about offenders living among us and to weigh my safety and the safety of those around me. Full Op-Ed piece

Democrat Jillian Gilchrest represents the 18th House District in West Hartford.

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  1. Anonymous

    Would you let you child hop a ride to baseball practice, or dance school with a parent who has a DWI or two mrs. ____? Do you want a registry for that crime or any other? Well….Why Not? FU

  2. Mike

    As a citizen of this state, I am hoping that positive change will happen and I will one day be able to become a contributing member of society.

  3. Tim in WI

    Fact is men’s rea isn’t required for strict liability sex offenses. Therefore regimes based on a deviant propensity or appetite is errant without a accurate AND valid assessment on an individual case basis. A single occurrence does not a pattern make. If past behavior is indicative of future behavior the founders were correct in prohibiting the use of ex post language in law making. The insufficient nexus lies in plain reason and not emotional or political security. If you’re going to pin the need for SOR on risk propensity it must be narrowly tailored to match the modus, precisely because an overbroad approach impinges too much unnecessarily.

  4. Harry

    Just simply get rid of the registry and trust no one. That would be the safest, however, pretty lonely.

    • Facts should matter

      Correct. I think society just needs to come to terms and agree that there’s no such thing as a “safe” neighborhood and proceed accordingly. The same people that “check” to see if there’s any red map pins around their house are the same idiotic cowards that run out to buy bread and milk when they see ONE snowflake.

  5. ab

    I will give this op-ed writer two dollars for every sex offense she stops starting on June 10th 2027 through June 10th 2037. To be clear the offenses had to have been at risk of happening between the aforementioned time frame. Also for complete fairness anyone who would have gone on to commit one or more offenses must be someone who hasn’t been in legal trouble previously. Let’s see how well the “risk” based model actually works. I think seven and a half years is long enough to find potentially at risk people and prevent them from ever committing a sex offense.

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