The man they are talking about, was deemed a level 1 offender (not likely to re-offend). He committed another crime and now they want to change the law. So I guess they will just label everyone a level 3 (most dangerous) just to "err on the side of safety?" It doesn't matter what laws they pass, if a person is intent on committing a crime, they will.
By Bob Oakes
BOSTON — A month after the arrest of a Wakefield man on more than 100 charges of molesting young children, some state lawmakers from that area are calling for an overhaul of the system that lets the public know about the presence of convicted sex offenders in their neighborhoods.
- As usual, one man commits a crime, all must pay for it!
The Wakefield man, was previously convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child, but a state board characterized his as a Level 1 sex offender, which prevented release of information about his criminal history.
The lawmakers who’ve filed a bill to reform the state’s sex offender registry all represent Wakefield, including state Sen. Katherine Clark, who joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the proposal.