Ohio to possibly get license plates for sex offenders
reuters.com wrote State wants special car plates for sex offenders
Thu Mar 1, 2007
Lawmakers in Ohio said on Wednesday they want to force convicted sex offenders to use a fluorescent-green license plate on their cars so they can be easily identified.
A Republican and a Democrat in the state legislature in Columbus have joined forces to propose the law, which echoes measures in several U.S. states that require convicted drunken drivers to use a yellow, pink or red plate on their cars.
I think it’s a horrible idea. Don’t get me wrong, sex offenders need to be punished and serve their time, but we’re basically saying that they can never lead a normal life again. These plates would make them a target for the rest of their lives (in Ohio). I thought our justice system set penalties, after which you had a “clean slate” to hopefully rebuild your life on.