Yes all the states are different, but what I meant to imply was towards the watchtower, if the states look at an offender as having to stay on that list for the rest of their life, what gives the GB the right to think that they are rehabilitated? The government looks as once an offender they must always be watched. What gives the JW's the right to imply, oh well, that was a long time ago, they're fine now? I would want to know if my children were in harms way. But yes, most JW's trust whatever the brothers say as God's word.