The Virginian-Pilot today had an interesting story about a lobbyist who attempts to soften sex offender laws. Tops on Mary Devoy’s list would be weakening the provisions that require those convicted of sex crimes to register on the sex offender list. (She has a personal stake in this as her husband is on the list. Read the story before prejudging, please.)
Her point is that with so many thousands of people on the registry it makes it too hard for Virginians to really understand and comprehend who the truly bad actors are. Predator pedophiles are hidden in the forest of stupid young men who had consensual sex with their underage girlfriends.
We are going to try in the coming weeks to pull together a Point/Counterpoint on this topic, but would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this.
Have you ever looked at the state police registry? Does it hold any value?