“You have already succeeded,” says advocate

Texas Voices for Reason and Justice, along with six other advocacy and activist organizations, gathered in Austin at the Capitol November 7 for a rally for criminal justice. Over 500 were in attendance with at least 100 being Texas Voices members. The highlight of the rally was this speech given by Texas Voices’ founder and one of our first RSOL affiliate leaders,…

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Sex offenders and Halloween–will it ever stop?

Multiple choice: Has the number of “scare” articles about registrants at Halloween: a) decreased in number over the years b) increased in number c) stayed approximately the same d) fluctuated wildly from year to year. See what this very informal, statistically unreliable, totally invalid bit of research discovered: What do these four headlines have in common? “Staying safe and avoiding sex offenders…

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Registries cost millions; Accomplish nothing

By Steve Blow . . . If the goal is more stigma and shame, the operation succeeds spectacularly. For starters, the entrance is hidden around back of Dallas police headquarters, behind a rusting door, next to a small sign: “Sex Offender Registration Entrance Only.” Inside, the atmosphere only gets worse. The dreary waiting room is almost always filled to capacity…

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