'Sex-offender laws need sensible rewrite'

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Though temporarily stalled, the legal system continues to harass Wendy Whitaker. She's a happily married Harlem woman threatened with a trip to jail or being kicked out of her home because, 12 years ago, she had consensual sexual contact with a fellow teenager. Want to know why she's being harassed? Take a look in the mirror. No, this isn't some it's-society's-fault treatise. This is a call for examining the cost of our communal bloodlust, eagerly abetted by pandering politicians seeking votes by appearing to act "tough on crime."

source: Article 'Sex-offender laws need sensible rewrite'; newstimes.augusta.com/stories/113008/opi_502099.shtml; The Columbia County News-Times; 30 November 2008