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Ohio to possibly get license plates for sex offenders

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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.

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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.

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