A story from The Associated Press:
All of the grandstanding "bash-the-sex-offender" laws promoted by vote-hungry politicians in California just do not work, according to the state's own corrections department inspector general.
And the California Sex Offender Management Board, made up of law enforcement and treatment professionals, says that only high-risk offenders, such as kidnappers and sexually violent predators, should be required to register for life. It says less risky offenders should be allowed to stop registering 10 to 20 years after their offense.
What is causing these bright lights of wisdom to wink on in Cali?
It's because while the cops are busy keeping track of thousands and thousands of registered citizens who pose no threat, they are unable to prevent the few who actually are dangerous from assaulting and killing people.