Get real, Justice Alito! Stop misrepresenting the facts.

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      admin

      By Michelle Ye Hee Lee . . . “Repeat sex offenders pose an especially grave risk to children. ‘When convicted sex offenders reenter society, they are
      [See the full post at: Get real, Justice Alito! Stop misrepresenting the facts.]

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      sk8trade

      He’s trying to save face for the poor decision which was made in 02. This was the biggest hysteria over a class of people since the witch hunts, not even AIDS had as much of an impact over the hatred and harassment of the hated ones. He can’t just say all of this for these last couple of decades has been overblown and false…If he didn’t make that statement, that’s what he would basically be admitting, so babysteps is all.

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      Lovecraft

      Whats really messed up is kids today have access to so much stuff compared to 20 years ago. Most of them do far more damage to themselves having instant access to a limitless supply of free pornography of all types and fetishes amoung other things. That fact alone causes millions of times over more damage than anything perceived (falsely)by the legislature, public, and government about people with past sex offenses.

      If the government is so concerned about the well being of minors, they should make laws to restrict porn on the internet or maybe ban minors from having internet access. That way they can never be “groomed” or solicited online. Sadly, 95% of the new crimes commited are by non registrants so the only way to truly protect minors is bar them from accessing the internet so they wont corrupt themselves or be taken advantage of…(i joke, but sadly that last statement would actually fix the perceived problem)

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      Mary Davye Devoy
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      Mike

      Make sure you read the comments left and notice that Doug B uses a lot of Government Statistics and Data to make his point. A very skeptical point at that. It is figures collected by our own government. The very people we are fighting. How accurate is that data really??

      Looking beyond the RSO issue, would you really trust the United States Government to actually give you truthful information. Look at what our politicians are doing at every level.

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      david

      Well duh…you can’t be RE-arrested for a sex crime unless you already were arrested for a sex crime. So yeah, SO’s are more likely than non- SO’s to be RE- arrested.

      Is there something i’m missing in this logic?

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      That’s precisely the point. The back and forth about Alito’s statistic misses the WAPO’s argument. Alito has inserted statistically useless (but accurate) information MADE TO LOOK as though it’s important because it forms the basis of Alito’s arguments IN SUPPORT of the Packingham outcome. Otherwise, there is little value or support coming from the statistic. So, except for the sake of the tired canard about recidivism, what’s it doing in there? Alito might as well be talking about brand loyalty or something.

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      Use it in a sentence please?

      I want to give Robin two thumbs up for using “Canard” in a sentence like he did and in a way most folks may not (or may) know. Let’s see Scripps use it like he did in competition!

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      Rhonda

      Can’t Law suit’s be filed for misrepresentation of of statistics when these Judges and government agency’s know the data they use is inaccurate is’nt there a study on actual rearrest that are made on new sex crimes not talking an offender who was arrested for a violation or shop lifting only a crime that would be considered a new sex crime regardless of who committed the crime those are the figures that should be used not some fictional figure by a Dr. from 1980’s

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      admin

      They cannot. Absolute sovereignty is absolute. And it shields most government actors from liability where mistakes of fact are concerned.

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      Tim L

      While tort immunity exists, it does NOT foreclose all redresses.( see Scalise V. Hodgkin’son).

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      T

      I say keep up with the fight against those that distort information and hold them accountable for their malicious intent against registrants who are American citizens that have paid their debt to society. The only reason why they succeeded was because we did nothing to stop them, and we didn’t speak out against misinformation, and the people that try to get all kinds of malicious laws to passed. Edmund Burke said “the only thing necessary for triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing “.

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      Rhonda

      We need to get some university’s involved on proper study’s and statistic’s and then wave them until they can’t be disputed. then find a way to bring them into the court!Voice is the key the stronger the better!

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      Tim L

      I will say it again.
      This was never about public safety from sexual deviancy.

      THE DATABASE AND THE USES THEREOF!

      SOs were a means to an end; POLITICAL SECURITY! (SEE The Little Prince, Machiavelli)

      Our ( THE PEOPLE’S) forced focus upon their deviant is but a useful distraction – the proverbial RED HERRING!

      Please start contemplating how the database is used by the powers that are. We have entrenched actors whom will do everything in their power to remain entrenched, because the money is so easy to come by.

      Gov’t contracts are lucrative. Unions (public) benefited AND Big businesses benefit from the usefulness of the database. Consider the data use by NSA, FBI, CIA, Pentagon, DHS, and a thousand other federal avenges

      Next consider the database and its role in gerrymandering and how it that relates to entrenchment of the two main political establishments. Consider too how quickly and easily laws can be enacted via the database to meet that goal. Sure beats the hell out of writing law by hand. Special interest of every sort are pounding keys as I type this short plea to keep themselves in the mix for a piece of the people’s tax pie!

      It is my hope that Americans will soon become aware of the database, its uses, and the negative impact on constitutionally recognized liberty interests of individual life and happiness.

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      Joel

      Something to consider… These people are paid with tax dollars. If you have a bad employee you stop paying them. See the thread? For all of the political officials, both elected and appointed, stop paying them. Most of them refer to this country as a Democracy. This is a Republic. In a republic the people have the power. The government only has what power we give it. Take back your power. I knew a guy named Carl Miller. Lookup his lectures on the Constitution, on Youtube.

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