Special License Plates for Sex Offenders sign now

On January 13, 2004, WTAP News in Parkersburg, West Virginia broadcast the following:
"The American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing a West Virginia Lawmaker's proposal to create a special license plate for convicted sex offenders.
ACLU Executive Director Andrew Schneider says the special plates that Hancock Delegate Randy Schwartzmiller proposes do nothing to make the public safer. He says the plates amount to nothing more than a scarlet letter.
The bill Swartzmiller plans to introduce when the legislature convenes tomorrow would make it a crime for a sex offender to drive any vehicle unless it has the special license plate."
This proposed legislation by Delegate Swartzmiller, not only doesn't make the public safer, it actually makes it more volatile. By having public identification in the way of special auto license plates, it sets the ex-offender up for serious injury and even death at the hands of a society already incensed by media and political attention to sex offenders. It also places the ex-offender's family members in jeopardy, especially if they drive the vehicle with the identifying plates. These men and women who are registered as sex offenders have done their time and all they want is to be left alone and become productive members of society again. Sex offender recidivism on the average is very low. We've already bent the boundaries of the Constitution by placing these individuals in a National and State Sex Offender Registry, and by putting their picture and names on the internet.
The sex offending recidivist will find their way back into the system. However, for those who register and do those things required by state law to stay out of trouble should not have to go through further harassment and subjected to bodily harm by having their status displayed for the public every time they leave their driveway to go to the corner store.
My e-mail: celdoc2001@yahoo.com

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
7 / 50000

Latest Signatures

  • 19 October 20127. Robert Packard (unverified)
    Run The Sex Offenders Off The Road
  • 24 February 20106. virginia
    I AGREE WITH THE ABOVE PETITION.
  • 23 February 20105. Ann
    Previously Parkersburg WV. PLEASE stop this nonsense. What will be next - wearing a sign on their body?! This is so unfair and doesn't do anything but cause more problems.
  • 23 February 20104. Nancy
    This is the same as issuing an invitiation to the public to execute X sex offenders while they are on the highway!!!
  • 23 February 20103. Dawn
    This will only cause addtional danger and harassment not only to the offender but the family members whom are also driving these vechiles. The families and offenders are already subected to the public via registration and flyers that are sent out. This is
  • 22 February 20102. Edward
    i believe that this would be true harassment for those who have paied for their crime and are trying to make theirself better. these licens plates would not be of any good to help the sex offenders recover from their sickness, but it will only be of great
  • 19 February 20101. mary
    your just asking for trouble. they did their time leave them alone. what would jesus do ?

Information

Tags

For, License, Offenders, Plates, Sex, Special

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets