California Debates Internet Access to Megan-s Law

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Congress requires every state to have a Megan-s Law. Named for a New Jersey victim of child abduction and murder, the law requires that all sex offenders register with the police. In California, those who want access to that information must identify themselves at police stations. In San Diego County, it is now available online. But while data published on the Internet could save lives, it could also lead to harassment and violence for convicts who-ve paid their debts to society. We hear about similar plans for LA and Ventura Counties from Marc Klaas, who founded Klaas Kids after the kidnap and murder of his daughter Polly, and Scott Ciment, legislative advocate for California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
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Megan's Law (federal)

Megan's Law (California)

John Doe 1 v. Botelho

Amorphophallus Titanum



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton