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    Feb 29, 2008, 10:00 AM
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    Can a police department put a level 2 sex offender on the news, in the newspaper, on the radio and treat them as a level 3?
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    Feb 29, 2008, 03:37 PM
    If he has been convicted and not just charged, I don't know why they could not state those facts on TV and Radio and Newspaper. I'm not sure what you mean by "treat him as a level 3"?
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    Feb 29, 2008, 04:04 PM
    Has this person been convicted and served time and now is released and entering society again? If so, yes, his information can be posted in the newspapers, on the television, on the radio. So can his level and risk of
    Repeated offense. I am not sure why the police would refer to him as a level three if he is a convicted level two. Call the police and ask!
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    Feb 29, 2008, 05:16 PM
    Unless the person is a minor all police records and court records are public records, and the news people merely as they normallly do, review all of the days court reports for any news worthy.

    The police do not as a regular matter put anyone "on the news" the news papers and TV and radio, pick up stories found by legal researches that either work for the news companies or do free lance work.
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    Feb 29, 2008, 05:42 PM
    I agree with Fr. Chuck, that the police just do not post that information out there for all the media. However, if the sex offender is being released to the community, then that information will be in the local newspapers, and other media. To inform the public. It is done here - picture, name, address, offense, and level of risk behavior.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 07:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by the-wrench
    can a police department put a level 2 sex offender on the news, in the newspaper, on the radio and treat them as a level 3?

    What does "treat them as a level 3" sex offender mean? What is the difference in your area between level 2 and level 3 and how the offender is treated - ?
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    Mar 1, 2008, 08:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by the-wrench
    can a police department put a level 2 sex offender on the news, in the newspaper, on the radio and treat them as a level 3?
    Hello the:

    No they can't. But, you're not going to stop them. If the information is wrong, call the newspaper and the TV station. Maybe they'll run a correction.

    But, what difference does it make? I'm pretty familiar with stuff like this, but I don't know the difference between a level 2 sex offender and a level 3. I'm not going to let my kids hang around with either. And, I don't think he's going to lose any work, because I don't think there are any employers out there who hire level 2 sex offenders, but draw the line at level 3's.

    I know it embarrasses you. And I don't think they should do it at all, unless they do it for ALL felons. Be thankful they don't civilly commit him - another illegal act, in my view.

    excon
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    Mar 1, 2008, 04:10 PM
    Yes, after I read the words "sex offender" I couldn't care less what else it says, and in general don't want them around my neighborhood.
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    Mar 2, 2008, 07:26 AM
    I looked up the levels:
    Level 1 (low risk of repeat offense), or
    Level 2 (moderate risk of repeat offense), or
    Level 3 (high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists).

    Don't see much difference between levels 2 and 3. Who determines "moderate risk" or "high risk"? And I agree with Fr Chuck - I don't pay much attention to whatever words follow "sex offender."

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