Category: In The News

No More Suicides, Please!

Today I read about a Las Vegas Metro police officer who committed suicide by asphyxiation on July 24, 2017. He was facing up to 45 years in prison for child pornography charges. He was 24 when he was arrested and…

Analogy for The Supreme Court

An exellent article in “Collateral Consequences Resource Center” by Bidish Sarma addresses the question we’ve all asked, “hasn’t society’s war on sex offenders who have already completed criminal sentences, gone too far?” We all know the answer, of course it’s…

Welcome To Our World

Out of Florida comes a recent article about a Lake County woman who just wanted to take her family to Disney World. Imagine her shock when she is denied hotel access, is detained at Disney World and the authorities notified…

Are You “Moved” By A Sex Offender?

Out of Ft. Myers, Florida comes a news article that I need to comment on. Effective October 1, 2017, all moving companies in Florida must notify customers if the moving company they’ve hired has a convicted  sex offender working for…

A Skid Mark in Washington

In 2013, then US Attorney General Eric Holder’s Smart on Crime Initiative was aimed at encouraging shorter sentences for non-violent offenders, freeing up resources to be used for the sentencing and incarceration of more serious, violent criminals.  Holder had asked…

Don’t Ever Pee Behind A Tree

Journalists, you’ve got to love em, they mean well, well, most of them. Journalist’s  Amy Iverson’s article “Should Sex Offenders Be Banned From Facebook?”/Deseret News/Utah was probably well-meant.  The piece, written after the recent oral arguments to the North Carolina…

Rep. Swan’s Bill is a Lame Duck

An article from the Southeast Missourian makes me want to go out and kick some legislative butt. The Feb.16, 2017 piece is about Rep. Kathy Swan filing legislation to bar sex offenders from museums, children’s sections of public libraries and…