Author: Kat

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I was alerted to an article in The Chronicle/Greater Lewis County, Washington regarding the homeless.  In brief, the article focused on the story of Open Arms volunteers who had stapled bags with scarves, hats and gloves for the homeless to…

The Forbidden Zone

We really need to get rid of the registry, it’s driving me nuts. Everyday I read a new article about another place, another town, another county or country where registrants are “forbidden”. Articles from Florida to California giving details of…

2017, New Year New Hope

There are times when I struggle with a topic for this blog, this last week of 2016 is one of those times. Like the rest of you, I want to see changes in the registry and I want them now!…

The Registry and “Constitutional Vagueness”

The term “constitutionally vague” seems to be popping up over the past few weeks in articles related to registrants. Residency restrictions, places where minors might gather, loitering as opposed to just standing or sitting, it’s all quite vague when it…

What Do We Have To Be Thankful For?

Some of us are in the early stages of court cases, others will spend their holiday traveling to jails and prisons for Thanksgiving visits.  For some, finances and distance make holiday visits impossible. Some of our loved ones are already…

Registry Lawsuit Movement Now In Tennessee

Like the lawsuit recently filed and won in Michigan, Tennessee now faces a lawsuit regarding retoactive enforcement of the sex-offender registry. Tuesday a case was filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville arguing that TN’s registration laws are illegally applied…

A Registry For Everyone and Everything

A recent Associated Press piece headlined with “More states are adopting registries intended to track former convicts”. The article mentions that when a University of Toledo student went missing last summer, her friends checked out the state’s sex offender list…

“Halloween-Hell” on the Registry

I liked celebrating Halloween, the decorations, the costumes, handing out candy. Then one Halloween nite some teenage vandals tore apart the lawn decorations as teen vandals often do on mischief nite and Halloween nite. Pumpkins got smashed, cemetary decorations and…

When Prayer Is Not Enough

I am not religious by any stretch of the imagination.  Maybe I’m slightly “spiritual” in that I believe sending good thoughts out into the universe may bring on some good karma. When I read about the financial plight of one…

What Would You Have Done?

There’s a non-violent registered offender in my neighborhood.  He lives 2 doors away. I  personally don’t  know the young man, nor did I know his parents who lived there with him, but who now seem to have relocated.  It’s one…

Should The FBI Be Paying Restitution?

In 2014 the FBI located an underground CP website known as The Playpen.  This was a website which was operating on what is know as “the dark web”, an encrypted network using hidden servers to block IP addresses. The FBI…

A Slight Case of Embarrassment

It’s EMBARRASSING ! OK, there, I’ve said it. Said what everyone out there is thinking and feeling when looking for excuses not to stand up and be heard when it comes to doing something about the registry. The offenses we’re…

Just Breathe….

There are times we must remind ourselves to Breathe. Just Breathe. Like days when the prison call comes and the voice on the other end is strained, frustrated, depressed. We say the things we hope will help, the supportive things,…

Pokemon Go “Away”

I am tired of hearing about Pokemon Go! At this point, I wish it would just Go Away! Mostly I am tired of reading about under-educated and over-crazed parents who are worried that the Pokemon Go craze will lead their…