Colorado registration statute under attack

By Larry . . . This is great news for those that have hope that our courts will actually consider whether or not sex offender registration constitutes punishment. It appears that senior U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch may be just the judge for the situation. On July 7th Judge Matsch denied Colorado’s effort to avoid a trial on the merits…

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Pokemon needs to check sex offender registry

By Sandy….. The current Pokemon Go craze is sweeping the nation and raising concerns this could put children and youth in “proximity” to registered sex offenders. This is shaping up to be the new “Halloween boogie-man” scare. Now that enough people have said often enough and loudly enough that there is no statistical increased sexual risk to children in connection…

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Texas registry gets an “F”

By Eric Dexheimer…..   Mark Lay had been a registered sex offender for more than five years before he heard there might be a way to erase his name from the public Texas list. Convicted in 2008 of a single count of possessing child pornography, he was released early from a two-year sentence, classified by the state as a low-risk…

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A “sexually violent predator”

By Lenore Skenazy….. The note in my inbox was straightforward, and suicidal: “I don’t have much time left and that brings me some comfort. I can’t even imagine a life of freedom and happiness anymore. I hope my story will at least help people understand the grey areas of this stigma.” It was signed “Mikey,” short for Michael Pascal, age…

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Hypocrisy in the media

By Rajendra Man Singh…. I am surprised to find so much inconsistency between news reports dealing with what is the same basic situation. A link in Drudgereport, a popular news aggregation website, on June 29, 2016 reads, “UPDATE: Woman slept with ‘more than 30’ cops in Oakland sex scandal…” From a glance at the link, one would wonder why that was…

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