Friday, July 6, 2012

all the good laws are already taken!

As if life for those labeled as sex offenders isn't already tough enough, Lousiana just passed a law that requires sex offenders to label themselves as such on social media sites like Facebook.

Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace have been removing sex offenders from their web pages for years, but Thompson said the law is designed to cover any possible lapses by social networking sites. 
"I don't want to leave in the hands of social network or Facebook administrators, 'Gee, I hope someone is telling the truth,'" Thompson said Tuesday. "This is another tool for prosecutors."

Louisiana is the first state to pass a law like this but the legislators in other states trying to amp up their tough-on-crime rep will see this as an opportunity for them as well. Be on guard. Watch your state legislature so you can defend against it.


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