Keeley Olson of STAR Alaska (or "Keely" Olson as it was printed in the article) is your typical victim industry mouthpiece. Therein lies the problem-- these victim industry blowhards spew the same tired talking points. Normally I'd say it is not even Shiitake-worthy other than the fact that this idiot was responding to the facts presented by a group trying to reform registry laws.
Whatever her name is -- Keeley, Keely, Kelly, Kylie, Kunty, etc., she's still getting a nomination.
"Others say that the sex offender registry is a vital tool designed to help people protect themselves. Some sexual assault convictions can lead to a sentence of life in prison. Some who advocate for keeping the registries consider serious sex offenses as malicious and evil as murder, such as Executive Director of Standing Together Against Rape — or STAR Alaska — Keely Olson.
“Child sexual assault, kidnapping, those kinds of things; they’re unclassified felonies and they’re going to be treated akin to a homicide,” Olson said.
STAR Alaska provides free services to survivors of sexual trauma, which they say is a critical component of their recovery. Olson feels sex offender registries are especially important in Alaska.
“Alaska has the highest rates of adult sexual assault in the nation, almost four times higher than any other state in the nation, and it has been the highest in the nation for over 30 years,” Olson says. “For children, the rates of child sexual abuse are six times higher than anywhere else in the nation.”
Sex offender registries serve an important role, providing information so the public can stay informed and be aware of an offender’s location, according to STAR Alaska...
“I think that they don’t take into consideration the lifelong penalty that a survivor pays,” Olson contends, “or the family members of those who do not survive"...
“Regardless of what this group says, they do tend to reoffend,” Olson said. “And when they do reoffend, they tend to reoffend against multiple victims.”