One night the Asian guard showed me a copy of a local free-paper that had printed the names, addresses and photos of all the registered sex offenders in our town. He pointed to one picture and said that guy worked at a bowling alley he had been assigned to earlier in the week.

The guard firmly believed the "offender's" claim that he had been falsely accused and had never even been tried or convicted for a sex crime. Someone just put his picture on there for meanness. I could not get it through the guard's head that the Megan's Law database was only for *convicted* offenders. I tried to explain that sure, once in awhile someone is probably falsely convicted, but the odds are slim. Very slim.

Never a shortage of those sex offenders. So sad.
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