Sex Offenders License Plate
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:06 PM
Opponents of the proposed Ohio law argue the use of a special plate would stigmatize everyone who shared the offender's car.
CINCINNATI (March 1) - Lawmakers in Ohio said on Wednesday they want to force convicted sex offenders to use a fluorescent-green license plate on their cars so they can be easily identified.
A Republican and a Democrat in the state legislature have joined forces to propose the law, which echoes measures in several U.S. states that require convicted drunken drivers to use a yellow, pink or red plate on their cars.
"The fluorescent-green license plate will make the most egregious sex offenders easily identifiable," state Democratic Rep. Michael DeBose said in a statement.
Police said the green plates would allow them to track sex offenders, who are already required to register with the local sheriff's office and are prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of a school.
"It will give Ohio families a great peace of mind knowing that their children will be able to recognize where this danger exists," Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander said.
Opponents of the proposed law argue the use of a special plate would stigmatize everyone who shared the offender's car -- including their spouse or children.
The proposed law will be debated in committee before a decision is made whether to put the proposal to a vote.
originally posted at: http://articles.news...301070309990001
Ok, discuss. Honestly, I don't think that it's necessarily fair to label them while they drive and actually it seems a little flawed, can't you just take the plates off? Then again, now-a-days, there are several types of websites that give the addresses of sex offenders. Anyway, discuss.
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:18 PM
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:40 PM
I think a big neon sign should be welded to their forehead. Hey, if it keeps my kids safe, I say go for it! If he or she sees a car in the parking lot of their school with a bright green plate on the car, they'll know enough to stay away from the car or come home because there's danger afoot.
Hell, they put down dogs who bite the postal carrier.
IMO, sex offenders forfeit all rights to privacy when the commit the crime. It should be treated like a court-martial. No one wants to hire them. Sex offenders should be tracked and be seen at all times.
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 01:00 PM
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 01:10 PM
(THEIR car...not MY car)
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 04:26 PM
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 04:27 PM
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 06:24 PM
Posted Thu Mar 01, 2007 07:26 PM
i am not sure if i think it's alright. i'm still on the fence about it. in one sense it's nice to know who the offenders are but in the other sense i think it might be provoking violence towards them... i am not sure