The baby Alisa that was just kidnapped from missouri(?) was luckily found alive and well the next day but was taken by a man that was released from prison only two weeks earlier for a sexual offense.Fortunately, society is starting to see through this hysteria.This is a great exampe of how CNN has increased its shock and awe journalism by headlining stories that encourage viewers to click on a story so they can sell more advertising. It brings out feelings that are raw, memories for many that are painful but still do not provide adequetly for the understanding of our court system in an inpartial way. If they are a SO then a special computer tag should be in the passport to alert authorities if they enter a country known for under-age sex tourism...Majority of our trouble adults are troubled due to sercumstances in their childhood that were preventable but not prevented.I say we buy an island and put them all on there and let them rape each other or we could reopen alcatraz to sex offenders.
I am Eric Knight, media liaison for the Sex Offender Solutions and Education Network.As the report indicated, there was no evidence that any former offenders used their passports to commit new crimes.I am more concerned about sex offender hysteria and the politicians who use it to manipulate voters.I was reading through a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report about how thousands of registered sex offenders are being issued U. (Though it can legally prevent people from getting passports who have been convicted of "sex tourism" crimes, thanks to a 2008 statute that has cracked down on sex offenders who travel to other countries for the explicit reason of committing sex crimes.) Still, according to GAO, of the 16 million people who received passports during fiscal year 2008, about 4,500 of them were registered sex offenders. Apparently, the State Department cannot legally deny registered sex offenders from getting a passport.Thank you CNN, it is clear you desire to equal other news agencies in being "fair and balanced" in your non biased reporting. There are many countries to visit and a person healed shouldn't be banned from leaving.. If a felon can't get one why should we allow a sex offender to?The report fails to outline that a young man of 18 can be on this list if his 17 year old girl friend's parent press statory rape on him.. Personally i think the justice system takes it way too easy on sex offenders only to allow them to commit again.Despite the severity of his past actions, I cannot see how an American visiting Mexico would necessarily imply sex tourism, given its proximity to the U. and its attractiveness as a tourist destination for Americans.Of course, former offenders should be allowed passports.If you REALLY want to hear the actual statistics and methodologies that WORK, please contact our CEO at That is if you are more interested in creating a safer society for everyone, in particular those who are our most precious citizens: our children.But if you just want to "report" on "unbiased reports" to "let your viewrship/readership" decide, and not provide the actual tools for a rational decision to be made, than keep on trucking.