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FYI: Sen. Davis Calls for Public Access to Sex Offenders Registry

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Jan. 13, 2007 – In light of recent gubernatorial pardons and sentence commutations, Senator Liston Davis said he has sponsored a Bill to provide that the registry of sex offenders should be open for public inspection during the course of normal business hours.
"Victims also have rights and is it too much to ask that when sexual predators are released back into our community that those whom they have preyed upon should know their whereabouts? This is like trying to close the barn door after the horse has been let out, but at least the ability to inspect the registry would give some psychological comfort to the victims of rape and other sexual offences", said Senator Liston A. Davis, who added that his bill draft request, on what he considered a significant issue, was tendered to the office of the Legislative Legal Counsel two minutes after he was sworn into office on Monday, January 8.

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