From a reader:
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
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
You can post my name if you wish- I am not ashamed.
Perhaps I should be, but I can’t quite manage it.