The other day I posted about a sex offender who was suing MySpace for giving law enforcement his information. Now we have two North Carolina sex offenders who are fighting to be allowed on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.
For those of you who may not know North Carolina was one of the first states to enact a law that bans registered sex offenders from being on sites like MySpace and Facebook. I’m not a big fan of the law because I thought the main benefit of the law was to get North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper re-elected and that it does nothing about sexual predators who haven’t been caught yet. However there are some sex offenders who have been stupid enough to get caught by this law and I have no problem with sex offenders going back to jail.
Anyway back to this story. The names of the sex offenders are unimportant but one is arguing that he needs to be on sites like Facebook in order to promote his business. The sex offender in question was convicted for indecent liberties with a child. My point being is that he should have thought about the effect of being a sex offender would have on his business before he molested a child.
Not to mention that even if the NC law were to be struck down sites like Facebook and MySpace are private companies. They can ban whoever they feel like and there’s nothing that the sex offenders can do about it.