Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LA Times urges president to veto IML

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board is joining the chorus of voices urging President Obama to veto the International Megan's Law. Congress approved the bill by voice vote on Monday.

IML would, among other things, require that the passports of certain registered sex offenders be marked with a "unique identifier." The Times calls the bill "vindictive."

Sex offenses against minors are particularly horrendous crimes. But when offenders have completed their sentences and periods of supervision, there is no more reason to continue hounding and harassing them than convicted murderers or drug traffickers, who don't bear scarlet letters on their passports.

Read the rest of the editorial here.

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