The Folly of America’s Sex Offender Registries

The Folly of America’s Sex Offender Registries

In 2006, a pedophile-hunting gunman shot 24-year old William Elliot after he found William’s name on Maine’s online sex-offender registry. As William’s mom told Human Rights Watch, “Without the registry, he would still be alive today.” How did Elliot end up on the registry?  When he was 19, he had...

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