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“Sex offender registration can lead to social disgrace and humiliation, loss of relationships, jobs, and housing, and both verbal and physical assaults. There may be restrictions on where you can live and what job you can hold. For example, a sex offender can’t work on an ice cream truck and may not be allowed to drive a school bus.”
This raw truth comes from a surprising source, the Court Help section of the New York State Court System official website! While the words are only general information, let’s hope they make their way into judges’ thinking. Registration laws do a lot of damage to the lives, families, and futures of those required to register, have no rehabilitative purpose, and cost a lot of taxpayer dollars, while doing nothing to improve public safety or reduce re-offense. Registration laws must be dismantled.
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