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The real danger in stranger-danger

By Lenore Skenazy . . . This summer in India, two dozen innocent people died at the hands of mobs convinced that they were meting out justice to kidnappers. One was a software engineer beaten to death after giving chocolates to children outside a school. One was a 65-year-old woman who got lost on a trip to a temple with her family…

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Registry Matters Episode 39 – How Coerced Testimonies Are Like A School Bully

On the Registry Matters Podcast Episode 39:  We start with the story of the police department staffer saying that registrants should be shot and segue into reasons to hire someone who went to prison. Other issues include: failed background checks in Idaho; a nationwide prison labor strike; California prison volunteer firefighters denied jobs on the outside; former AG says broad…

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Registry Matters Episode 38 – How vigilante justice can make you sick

In this week’s episode of the Registry Matters Podcast, Larry and Andy discuss the fact that teens are the victims of registerable offenses, but that teens are also the ones committing the offenses. Also discussed are: the  unlikelihood that the recent Catholic Church abuse scandals will lead to any convictions; the governor of NY, Cuomo, revisiting the statute of limitations…

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Illinois appeals court finds sex offender registration requirement too harsh

By Scott . . . For the second time this year, an Illinois state appellate court has overturned sex offender registration conditions placed on a defendant. The unanimous decision was issued by a panel of Illinois’ 3rd District Appellate Court on 8/20/18. The court found that Illinois’ Sex Offender Registration Act and related restrictions, as applied to Devin M. Kochevar,…

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