Minn. Bill Would Put More Sex Offenders Online

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A House public safety panel considers a bill Thursday that would let the public look up more sex offenders and other predators online.

The bill from GOP Rep. Tony Cornish would expand a state website that currently lists predatory offenders deemed at high risk of committing new crimes. It would add those considered at moderate risk of reoffending.

The Department of Corrections website posts names, mug shots, criminal history and locations for high-risk predatory offenders released from prison or other institutions.

The site allows the public to look up offenders in the community by name, zip code, city or county.

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  • mick

    Personally, I’d rather they put more of them behind bars.

  • Doug

    Personally I’d prefer to see them castrated before being released. Wisconsin is actually proposing this.

  • sonia

    I think mick is right.
    they need to be behide bars.
    and throw away the key.
    We need to look out for the childer.

  • Shirl

    They need to be castrated, and behind bars. We need more good men like Mick and Doug.

  • Mom

    It would be very beneficial to the good citizens in the community. GOOD IDEA if this change means that at the Department of Corrections website, people can find all the sex offenders and other predators that are moderate risk and high risk through area zip codes without knowing predator names.
    Even though, everyone deserves forgiven, the light needs to shine brighter on predator types so all citizens can keep a watch. Keeping known past predators hidden amount our vulnerable precious children and vulnerable trusting community members, makes me sick and giving the predators a big advantage! Over time let the known predators redeem themselves somehow.

  • Victim Du Jour

    Nazis used to castrate everyone who wasn’t Al Gore, Bill Clinton, and Michael Jackson too.

    I don’t get what makes sex offenders more dangerous than other violent criminals and murderers. And we already have a criminal record search available.

  • mick

    Castration removes the ability of a pedophile to perform sexually, it DOES NOT remove the urge inherent in their brains to overpower, dominate, humiliate, injure, or kill. Since we don’t have capital punishment, I stick with my original statement: I’d rather they put more of these sickos behind bars.

  • dripable

    This surely makes great sense to anyone!!!

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