07/28/2006: "New American Drug Pushers Registry"
Minnesota follows Tennessee and Illinois and creates a public regsitry of meth offenders. Residents will eb able to access online lists of the drug's pushers and addicts in their area.
The United States is alreayd famous for its "Megan's law" which makes states publish a publically accessable registry of sex offenders to warn residents about sex offenders in their area. Now three states have also published a "meth registry". The regsitry will include details of people convicted of making, transporting and selling the illegal methamphetamine drug.
This comes at a time when the UK government is under pressure to set up its own similar sex offenders regsitry, though they are being pressured to learn from the mistakes of the U.S. system. Many british citizens and campaigners will be following the success and failures of this new "meth registry" to reinforce their stance in future debates.
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