Sunday, December 30, 2012
Why do states charge for criminal background checks, but the sex offender registry is free?
We all know most states charge you a small fee to get someone's criminal history, yet using the online sex offender registry is free?
Enforcing the sex offender laws costs a ton of money, so why not start charging people to use them? Then you could use that money to help pay for the costly laws!
Many of the sites who do background checks, charge a fee, and many, if not all, sign you up for a monthly deduction from your checking account, which most people are not aware of.
So when are they going to start charging people to access the sex offender registry? If it's going to be free, then other criminal records should also be free.
We have a right to know, right?
P.S.: Also, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act is suppose to be about "Child Protection," which would include abusive parents, kidnapping, gangs who initiate children, drug dealers who sell to children, DUI offenders who hit or kill a child, and many more crimes... So why do we put only sex crimes on the list, even if it doesn't involve a child? If it's a "child protection" law, then why don't we put all people who have harmed children in some form on the online registry and rename it to the "child protection registry" so it's more accurate and goes along with the title of the law? Just saying!