In an extremely bizarre turn of events in Mexico, the country’s Supreme Court is actually considering removing public access to the database of Mexico City’s sex offender registry, Breitbart reports.
Any concerned parent or citizen — in any civilized nation — should have the access required to ensure the safety of their children and loved ones.
Some of the justices on the country’s high court believe that publicly identifying sex offenders could violate their “human rights.”
Mexico deals with a high number of people who are charged with “femicide, rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, child abuse, sex trafficking, and sexual tourism,” making the idea of restricting access to it unfathomable for many.
What started it?
Mexico’s Human Rights Commission was the first organization to bring attention to the matter in the country’s Supreme Court, citing possible violations of the individuals listed in the sex offender registry.
This week, members of Mexico’s Supreme Court argued on the issue with eight justices siding in favor of restricting access. The justices claim the registry violates the rights of sentenced individuals, generates a stigma, and impairs their reinsertion into society, Mexico’s El Universal reported.
Astonishingly, eight of the 11 justices on the country’s high court reportedly back the idea of restricting public access to the registry.
“Some justices argue the [sex offender] registry violates the human rights of the listed individuals.”
What rights, the right to be a sex offender? Really?https://t.co/fjfAXJh4sv
— Dean (@quixxdraw) February 18, 2023
Supreme Court Chief Justice Norma Lucia Pina Hernandez reportedly explained that having the names of the sex offenders in the public registry is essentially the same as handing out a double sentence for whatever sex-related crime they committed.
As to be expected, there are plenty on the other side of the issue, who feel it critical to be able to determine if someone is on the list, and for what reason.
What happens next?
Minister Arturo Zaldivar opposed the view claiming that public access to the registry was constitutional and valid. He added that the list was a security measure because it helps the citizenry avoid becoming future victims.
The country’s high court is expected to take a formal vote on the idea on Feb. 20.
“Mexican Supreme Court Moves Toward Blocking Access to Mexico City’s Sex-Offenders Registry. Sex registries are useless as about 90% of those convicted reoffend. Answer is permanent incarceration,” one Twitter user wrote.
Only time will tell if the Mexican Supreme Court makes the decision to close off the public registry. Sadly, if it does, that will be a massive victory for the very scum bags who make it on the list.