Chemical castration as public policy gets a failing grade

By Sandy . . . With legislatures in session across the country, advocates are closely watching bills that address their issues. Some are good, some are indifferent, and some are just plain bad. The touchstone is does the bill address a situation in need and/or does it provide improved safety for those whom it affects. In other words, is it good…

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Patch’s bias is showing in article about transition housing for registrants.

By Sandy . . . It has been a while since anything significant crossed my desk concerning the situation in Joliet where the mayor is doing his best – or worst — to close down an apartment building designed as reentry housing for men with sexual crime convictions. After losing round one by way of a federal ruling, Mayor Bob…

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Actual justice for sexual crime in the military — a better way

By Sam . . . While the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) is massive, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s bill to reform the military justice system is pretty straightforward. I have read it in its entirety and, at least as it is written, this bill increases protections for the accused and helps bring back some semblance of due process in the military.…

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Toxic Activism in Trials-by-Media

By Sean Bw Parker . . . With the rolling out of the #MeToo-inspired “consent” push in the late 2010s, the majority of allegations of rape went from being one of intentional sexual violence to one of highly-disputed and finely-nuanced messaging. The corruption in the MeToo movement had been bubbling since the signing of the Title IX “Campus rape” order…

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Bed-ridden TX registrant denied end-of-life care; “cruel and inhumane,” says NARSOL

By Catherine Dominguez . . . An elderly bed-ridden registered sex offender will not be allowed to move in with relatives in a Montgomery County home for end-of-life care after Shenandoah city leaders declined to amend an ordinance that restricts residency. The daughter of the 79-year-old man sought a waiver to the ordinance adopted in 2018 which restricts registered sex…

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Sexual crime conviction in 1999 cancels out 29 years of service to country

By Captain Charles Munsey . . . Today, October 5, I started out as I routinely do — cup of coffee, morning devotions, a quick breakfast, and then on the road to take care of chores.  First, I stopped by my daughter’s home in Rockledge to drop off something for her and converse with her and my grandson for a…

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The new SORNA: legislative authority or administrative fiat?

By David M . . . Are you old enough to remember the oil crisis of the 1970’s and the two decades of 55MPH driving which followed?  I am.  In the mid ’80’s singer Sammy Hagar had a hit song titled, “I Can’t Drive 55,” which appears to be his personal protest against the creation of the so-called “National Speed Limit.” “So-called”…

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Having complete records facilitates making a compelling AWA immigration submission

By Allan Lolly . . . Success with US Immigration under the Adam Walsh Act requires a lot of effort to get things right. A first basic step in presenting a good case is having the correct and complete set of criminal and treatment records. Step 1: Pull Records Instructions to help you get started can be found here. This…

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“Sex offender registries don’t make us any safer; abolishing them would”

By Emily Horowitz . . . Watching the Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, I was struck by how Republican senators pounced on the judge’s thoughtful, considered, and mainstream sex offense sentencing. My research examines why our sex offense policies are based on fear-driven myths and how excessive criminal-legal responses do not genuinely and effectively address sexual…

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