On an overcast spring day in 1996, a handful of people filed out of the Oval Office and assembled on the driveway of the White House before a scrum of reporters. They cast satisfied glances at the television cameras as birds chirped and a helicopter whirred nearby. Nothing except for the white memorial ribbons pinned to their lapels indicated the nature of their fateful connection to each other as the parents of children kidnapped by strangers and, in all but one case, viciously... More >>>
AP Photo/Denis Paquin
President Clinton signs "Megan's Law" on May 17, 1996. Looking on from left are Megan's mother Maureen and brother Jeremy, Rep. Dick Zimmer, R-N.J., and John Walsh.