This morning it came to my attention and horror that Patrick Drum, the confessed double murderer of Gary Blanton and Jerry Ray due to their status as sex offenders, has struck again. This time, his victim was a 19-year-old man serving time for a "failure to register as a sex offender" charge. The victim has been a registered sex offender since the age of 13. Read the story here.
Mr. Drum has now harmed three innocent families. The tool that made this possible is the sex offender registry. Not far behind is the public support of Mr. Drum's actions.
Anyone who is or loves a sex offender - or simply values human rights - is encouraged to PLEASE sign our letter, addressed to the ACLU of Washington and asking them to get involved in this case. This is not only so that the families of Gary, Jerry and Mr. Drum's most recent victim may receive justice for their loved ones. This is for the safety and well-being of everyone on the registry and their families.
I've created an online petition for people to sign via change.org, where you can read the text of the letter. PLEASE sign and share this as widely as possible. If you prefer to send me your name and hometown directly, please do so by emailing (link is at the top right of the page.)
Thank you for being the compassionate people that you are.