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Thinking Outside The Box

From a reader:

Jonah,

I saw your posting about Couey. I know there was a

lot of wailing that its hard to track sex offenders

because they move after they register. No one

appeared to have a solution, though.

My solution is not pretty, but then again, neither are

the consequences of doing nothing. I propose

standardized facial tattoos for all convicted sex

offenders. This is a brutish, but I think elegant,

solution to identifying dangerous people who might

wish to harm your family. I got the idea from the

Scarlet Letter and William F. Buckley’s “abandon all

hope ye who enter here” tattoo for diagnose HIV

patients.

The tattoo may be removed if the offender is

exonerated. And of course, a stiff fine for any

tattoo artist who illegally removes a sex offender

facial tattoo.

You can post my name if you wish- I am not ashamed.

Perhaps I should be, but I can’t quite manage it.

Alan Scanio

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