What Brazil Needs
Reading the stories about Adimar de Jesus Silva, who was recently convicted of sexually assaulting and killing six young boys between the ages of 13 and 19 after being released from jail last December, has made me realize just how poor the judicial and penal system of Brazil is. This is finally being realized and admitted by public officials in Brazil, and changes are being proposed for the system, such as a reintroduction of a mandatory psychological assessment, a possible permanent penitentiary for those who are not safe to be reintegrated back into society, and electronic monitoring for those who are. However, what seems to be lacking, in my opinion, is a sexual offender registry that is publicly available, that is current and updated, as well as available for viewing on the internet. Being a parent of a 2 year old daughter, living in the state of Goiás just a couple of hours away from where theses homocides occurred (which I learned yesterday has over 1,000 reports of pedophilia per year to the public ministry, the highest in all of Brazil), I am obviously concerned about keeping my child out of danger. Having a registry such as is available in North America, in my opinion, would help people to keep their children out of potential danger.
What are your thoughts on this?