No one is tougher on these guys than I am, but I have long held the belief that some offenders should have the right to petition OFF the registry. This is a good start and we have to HOPE judges uses discretion and good sense when it comes to this. In the public's eyes the confusion of the underge girlfriend with the blitz rapist had a devestating effect on the viability of the registry. Now, those who remain on the registry can't BS their neighbors that they just peed on a bush or had consentual sex. The integrity of the registry remains and its being a useful tool to inform the community who truly warrants diligent oversight is intact..