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Thu Nov 2, 2017, 07:12 PM

U.S. Passports of Child Sex Offenders Will Note Their Convictions

Source: New York Times

The passports of Americans convicted of sex offenses against a child will soon bear a mark of their crimes.

The State Department announced this week that a sentence noting their conviction would be added to the back inside cover of offenders’ passports.

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Smaller passport cards, which can be used only for very limited international travel, will not be issued to such offenders because they lack room for a similar message. It was not immediately clear how many passport holders would be affected.

The policy, which went into effect on Tuesday, was required under legislation passed in 2016 known as “International Megan’s Law.” It is named for Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old girl from New Jersey whose rape and murder in 1994 inspired a slew of namesake laws that allow neighbors to be notified when a sex offender moves to their community. Her attacker, a neighbor, had previous child sex offense convictions.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/us/passports-child-sex-offenders.html

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Reply U.S. Passports of Child Sex Offenders Will Note Their Convictions (Original post)
Calista241 Nov 2017 OP
iluvtennis Nov 2017 #1
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #2
RhodeIslandOne Nov 2017 #4
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #5
RhodeIslandOne Nov 2017 #6
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #7
Squinch Nov 2017 #9
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #10
Squinch Nov 2017 #12
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #16
RhodeIslandOne Nov 2017 #19
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #20
Squinch Nov 2017 #8
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #11
Squinch Nov 2017 #13
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #14
Squinch Nov 2017 #15
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #17
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Squinch Nov 2017 #18
snooper2 Nov 2017 #21
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #22
Codeine Nov 2017 #23
keithbvadu2 Nov 2017 #24
tymorial Nov 2017 #29
left-of-center2012 Nov 2017 #3
Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2017 #28
Sen. Walter Sobchak Nov 2017 #25
juxtaposed Nov 2017 #26
Watchfoxheadexplodes Nov 2017 #27
roamer65 Nov 2017 #30

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 07:18 PM

1. I like the "scarlet letter" on inside back cover. But what about rapists and other sexual predators

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 07:38 PM

2. Adulterers next? Then what? A six pointed star?

Adulterers next? Then what? A six pointed star?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:00 PM

4. Adultery is a criminal offense?

I'm not even going to touch the second thing. Ridiculous equivalency.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:05 PM

5. It was not ridiculous to the Nazis

Whether on clothing or passports, it's an identifier.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:11 PM

6. Yeah, those poor opressed child sex offenders.

Just leave them alone!!! Who cares if they're heading to Bangkok?

Have a nice night.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:31 PM

7. Nice try... I'm not defending child molester scum but it's all you've got.

Run away now.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:49 PM

9. Except you are, with this ridiculous whataboutism.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:01 PM

10. Wrong! It's a slippery slope. Where would you stop?

Wrong! It's a slippery slope. Where would you stop?

If you could stop it.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:28 PM

12. Where would I stop? With the child molesters. Not that hard.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:36 PM

16. Now, are you in charge and it will never progress beyond that ?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 12:37 AM

19. You tried to relate its relevance to a non crime....

....and someone’s religion.

You made an idiotic comparison.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 06:41 AM

20. and your false equivalence of gov't overreach means pro-child molesters?

and your false equivalence of gov't overreach means pro-child molesters?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:48 PM

8. No. Child molesters are very different from adulterers. So that won't be a problem.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:02 PM

11. It could be a problem if theocrats run the gov't.

It could be a problem if theocrats run the gov't.

Just imagine Westboro Baptist Church in charge.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:31 PM

13. They're child molesters. Child molester recitivism is notoriously high. But you go with that

idea that we should send people off to other countries to molest children because Westboro Baptist Church might one day rule the world.

I'll be over here in the real world.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:35 PM

14. Now you're coming up with that phony defending child molesters crap again.

Now you're coming up with that phony defending child molesters crap again.

Your real world needs your excuses.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:36 PM

15. It's not phony when it's exactly what you are doing.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:38 PM

17. I'm against child molesters and you disagree with me... Got it!!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 09:41 PM

18. .

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 09:40 AM

21. you sound abnormally angry

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 10:04 AM

22. So it's 'abnormal' to dislike child molesters?

So it's 'abnormal' to dislike child molesters?

Even Dennis Hastert got letters of support from his fellow republicans as he went off to prison.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 02:12 PM

23. You've won the Dumbest Post of the Day Award.

This advances you to the semifinal round to win Dumbest Post of the Week!

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Response to Codeine (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 02:36 PM

24. Speaking out against child molesters and gov't overreach is dumb? Got it!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 04:30 PM

29. Boo fucking hoo

I have no sympathy what so ever.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 07:57 PM

3. Maybe they should lose the right to a passport?

Felons (I think) lose the right to possess guns, associate with other felons, to vote (in some areas), etc.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 04:03 PM

25. This is the completely wrong way to go about this

 

If this information isn't ICAO machine readable it is useless.

If you wish to notify foreign immigration officials of one's activities or that they're a threat to public safety you issue a green notice, you don't issue a passport endorsement.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 04:10 PM

26. A lot of countries do not allow convicted felons to enter.

Russ limshit should have his passport questioned

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 04:22 PM

27. Passports?

Arnt some countries really free on age of consent of children under 18?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 06:36 PM

30. If you are a convicted felon, all the passport needs to say is...

“Convicted felon”.

Most countries will investigate any felony conviction before allowing entry, and rightly so.

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