Category: registry

Shaming the Constitution

Shaming the Constitution: The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation by Michael L. Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo, Temple University Press 2017 is a must read for registrants and their families. This book provides interesting and accurate information courts…

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…

What In The World Are “Traveling Pedophiles”?

I read an interesting article regarding NJ Rep. Chris Smith, author of the International Megan’s Law ,which has just completed it’s first year in existence. According to Smith who met with a delegation from Thailand which included Ambassador Pisan Manawapal…

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…

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…

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…