You are correct...in a way.
People who have had their houses broken into by the neighborhood teenagers want the little buggers killed. They feel terribly violated. I know. I've had it happen to me...and, as a teenager, I broke into my neighbors' houses. I'm really glad I wasn't killed.
I'm sure that you've heard of the 15-year-old girls that are now on the Sex Offenders Registry because they "sexted."
I think that maybe you don't understand the enormity of what this means.
Those girls' lives are COMPLETELY RUINED.
They are FIFTEEN YEARS OLD.
The SOR is an abomination. It needs to have its head cut off, mouth stuffed with garlic, silver coins shoved down its windpipe, a wooden stake rammed through its heart, body ripped apart and buried at a crossroads.
Like so many of these things, it started off with the best of intentions. However, it has become an obscenity. People are being put on it for grabbing a pretty girl's butt, obsessing over ex-boyfriends and by being targeted by ex-partners in custody disputes.
There are also incidents of people being put on the lists mistakenly, or not taken off when they are cleared of the charge or exonerated.
I'm sure that you've heard that the TSA no-fly list has long since become debased into a petty political revenge tool. The SOR is becoming the same.
Except that people on the SOR have their entire lives COMPLETELY RUINED. This isn't just about missing a flight.
Can you imagine what would happen if an ex of yours called in an offense on your kids in order to gain custody, and it stuck, or your name remained on that list, even after you got cleared?
All that said, this is just the kind of ridiculous law that renders real remedies worthless. They debase the process so badly that the whole kit and kaboodle gets thrown out.