Mad dogs & murderers - states ponder online registers of offenders
Interesting piece in the New York Times about moves to create online registers of convicted offenders.
"Under a canine version of Megan’s Law, Virginia even registers dangerous dogs, including Elvis, a cat-killing collie in Roanoke whose bad acts are among those listed on the state’s database.
"Advocates for online registries, many of them searchable by the public, argue that people have a right to know about potentially dangerous offenders in their midst and that the benefit of alerting parents, neighbors and others in a community outweighs any privacy concerns.
"But as the registries proliferate, so do questions about their value."
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