Very few individuals know that becoming a “sex offender” who is placed on the sex offender registry could be as simple as dating a 17-year-old when you are 20, or sending a nude photo of yourself over the phone.
Whether someone is a danger to society should be decided on a case-by-case evaluation.
When cities decide to exclude any and all “sex offenders” with what they think are common-sense restrictions on living quarters, they ought to be sued.
Only the truly dangerous need to be prevented from moving in next door. We, as a society, need to be less fearful and more trusting of the parole system.
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