Canada: SCC to rule if sex offender registry unfair to mentally ill

[advocatedaily.com] Sex offenders who have been found not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder (NCRMD), and received an absolute discharge from the Ontario Review Board (ORB), may soon be permitted to have themselves removed from sex offender registries, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel. Fennel, an associate with Hicks Adams LLP, says the […] [Read More]

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Halloween is behind us.

All – Halloween 2019 is behind us. Here are some stories that came out recently pointing out the irrational and completely false hysteria that surrounds Halloween and persons on the registry: “Yet sex crimes do not spike on Halloween, and “stranger danger” is a largely mythical threat. Almost all sex crimes committed by strangers on Halloween are committed by first…

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Traveling to Europe

By Tony from Long Island I just returned from a short trip to Europe to visit my wife. It’s the first time I have left the country (except for a brief trip to Montreal decades ago). When I received my passport, the first thing I looked for was some sort of “unique identifier.” I found none. There’s nothing I could…

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“Sex offender registries do not make communities safer”

Reprinted with permission By Kristina Knittel . . . As an advocate for survivors of abuse and as someone who has personally been impacted by sexual violence, I care deeply about true accountability for offenders, prevention of new harm and the safety and healing of our communities. Because of those priorities and values, I was alarmed at The Register Guard’s editorial…

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