The Dobbs Wire: Five minutes!

The Dobbs Wire:  Do we need the sex offense registry?  Counting registrants, family members and significant others, the number of people directly impacted by sex offense registration laws in the U.S. is estimated at several million.  Every state has had a registry for at least 25 years and politicians continually push for  harsher registration requirements.  These are all good reasons to question the registry.  David Pakman, a political analyst and commentator with a large audience, did some digging.   Have a look at this five minute video and let me know what you think of Pakman’s take!  –Bill Dobbs, The Dobbs…

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The Dobbs Wire: Compare and contrast!

The Dobbs Wire:  Compare and contrast!  Personal history can be inspiring and then there are situations where the past casts a shadow on or even wrecks the future.  Criminal records that might have sat in a courthouse for years gathering dust can now do a lot of damage, it just takes a few keystrokes in the digital age.  There’s increasing public concern about how the past can harm future prospects.  A number of states have enacted laws making sealing and expungement of criminal records easier.  Compare and contrast how media outlets are reckoning with this issue.   Some are changing their…

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