Tag: registrant

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…

Do They Hire Felons?

Chances are that if you are on the registry and labeled a sex offender, you are also labeled a felon.  That’s just the way it works, two labels for the price of one. Aren’t our laws just dandy? This brief…

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…

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…

“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…

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…