Per Corey Rayburn Yung, associate professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, the economy has kept many states from fully complying with the Adam Walsh Act.
The commentary was offered in response to a viewpoint shared by John Walsh regarding the continued need for public notification efforts currently utilized to inform the community of the residences of those designated as sex offenders.
Notification of the legal sort apparently led to the death of David Morrison of Nevada. A contact card left by a detective at Morrison's home is suspected to have been the motive for his murder by his roommates.
An arrest has been made in the case.
The Nevada Sex Offender Registry provides notification of Tier One"low risk" offenders to "... persons authorized to receive criminal history record information. Typically, this includes law enforcement, prosecutors and courts."
Meaning, the law protects the privacy of Tier One offenders, allowing them to resume some semblance of an ordinary life.
A search on Morrison resulted in the following:
"A search of the Statewide Registry has not produced any information that is available to the public through the Statewide Registry."
Presumably, Morrison was considered low risk or as now deceased, is no longer listed on the registry, which is not the case here in Florida. (Deceased, living under a bridge, incarcerated, it's all public record here in the Sunshine State).
Either way, sloppy procedures and the continued poor education of the public as to how easily an individual can be designated a sex offender contributed to Morrison's death.
David Morrison was thirty years old.