Show Sex Offenders' Faces

In last week's Talk to 12, we shared an email from Lori, who wrote that she didn't care to see the faces of sex offenders on the TV screen during the dinner hour. We got a couple of responses.

JD writes:

I want to comment on the woman who said the sex offenders faces should not be seen on tv. She could not be more wrong. We need to know what these people look like so that we can keep our kids and family away from them or report them.

And Eloise of North Augusta writes:

This post is regarding Lori's statement, posted on September 21, 2007. She expresses her displeasure that the media is "plastering" faces of sex offenders "all over the tv sceen". I for one, would much rather, know what the sex offender looks like, rather than knowing his name and address. If a sex offender is in a location he is not supposed to be, school, playground, etc., it would be impossible to reveal this violation without knowing what he looks like. I feel once convicted, they give up all rights to a secret identity and lifestyle. Without knowing what they look like, we can not police their whereabouts. We need to stay alert and let the sex offenders know that, WE will be watching them. Don't let them think they can "fly under the radar".

What do you think?


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