Two months ago, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension launched a new Web site to crack down on the problem of non-compliant offenders. The database publishes the picture of every sex offender in Minnesota who doesn't follow registration requirements. State investigators said the development has made the registry more accurate and complete.Providing this information in this way is a great idea and has the potential to improve public safety. Too many efforts that focus on grand ideas (keep all registered sexual offenders away from children, for example) seem to create as many problems as they attempt to correct.
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