Tonight I received an e-mail from one of he members of the MdCSOJ with a story to tell. He had encountered this woman in a restaurant. She spoke breifly with him and stated that another customer in the restaurant was a face she had seen on the Sex Offender Registry. When he said he was involved in an organization to reform sex offender laws, registries and to educate the public....she asked him about the statistics on re-offence rates and wrongful conviction numbers. Upon his request, I contacted this woman with the information she requested. I must tell you that with the public I deal with on a day to day basis...she is a breath of fresh air!! She actually wanted to know facts instead of jumping to conclusions. What a perfect world it would be if more human beings were like her. This man's encounter has given me hope and also the knowledge that the public does need education on facts instead of myths used in the scare tactics from law makers and others. Thus inspired...I have been given the energy to work diligently on my education piece and hope to get it out before month's end.
To this unknown woman..........Thank you and I salute you!!!!
Has anyone else ever had such encounters that you would like to share? Or maybe some bad encounters that you can share that will enlighten us as to what the public needs so they will hopefully not make such harsh judgements in the future.