A worthwhile read plus 3 short videos.
's sex offender
registry keep us safer? Michigan
Experts say such registries can be counterproductive; courts question constitutional fairness.
By L.L. Brasier
If you click on the above link you can watch a:
- 3:55 video of Shaun Webb
- 1:00 video of Attorney Shannon Smith
- 2:27 video Dr. Jennifer Zoltowski
Webb, then-37 with a clean criminal record, was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault and sent to jail for seven months.
Though a misdemeanor, state law demanded Webb be listed on the same public sex offender registry as hard-core rapists, pedophiles and other felons. It has meant a decade of poverty, unemployment, harassment and depression for him. Under current state law, he'll be on the list until 2031.