An advocacy group is challenging California in a controversial lawsuit over a public sex offender database, claiming the state's inaction has led to the fatal attacks of four individuals. 10 by a pair of registered sex offenders and the advocacy group California Reform Sex Offender Laws, alleges that Attorney General Kamala Harris and the state’s Department of Justice have repeatedly failed to adequately update a website established to publish the names and locations of offenders, in violation of state and federal law.
Now, they’re asking that a judge compel the state to fully revise the site, or shut down the database until the changes can be made.
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“These people have served hard time, and then their punishment continues,” Mc Bride said. We lock them up, and then when they get out, apparently that’s not good enough.” Bellucci hopes to see the situation resolved as quickly possible for that exact reason.