Sex Offender Tracking Legislation

Surrounded by five parents whose children had been abducted and murdered, President Clinton signed legislation which would require all… read more

Surrounded by five parents whose children had been abducted and murdered, President Clinton signed legislation which would require all states to notify people when released sex offenders move into their neighborhood. This was the national version of “Megan’s Law,” named after Megan Kanke, a seven year old girl who was abducted and murdered in 1994 by a released sex offender who lived accross the street from her. In his remarks the President stated, “We respect people’s rights, but today America proclaims there is no greater right than a parent’s right to raise a child in safety and love.” After his prepared remarks, he took a few questions from the press. close

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Sex Offender Tracking Legislation

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72269-1
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White House Event
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News Conference
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 17, 1996

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  • May 17, 1996 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1996 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1996 | 11:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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