Hawaii’s homeless registrants

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    • #51481 Reply
      Michael McKay
      Michael McKay

      By Michael McKay . . . Hawaii is one of 20 U.S. states that does not currently have residency restrictions of any kind for people on the sexual offens
      [See the full post at: Hawaii’s homeless registrants]

    • #51484 Reply
      Tim on Wisconsin

      Cultural influence of standards.
      Hawaii is a test group. An isolated control group.
      SORNA imposed tyrants’ morality upon the whole & ex post.
      Duh. They’re posting Kids! If not they’re forced to maintain the database machine. Which will indeed impact future liberty. AHHHHHGGGG!
      PLAIN UGLY. FTR cannot come quick enough. Residency restriction is affirmative disability. Enforced via electronic means. Face recognition is gonna get real UGLY. So if I take I90 south, cam picks me out in car, face rec. Kicks in, auto tacked to Indiana border, lest I may stop.

      Anywhoooo! It’s -30 ° here. Hawaii please take me in. Ok I’ll sleep in a park.

    • #51497 Reply

      Does someone send this to the newspaper in Hawaii in response to their article? Or to the members of the legislature in Hawaii? I am thinking if the time is taken to write it and post it here is someone kind enough to send it along to the folks who need to be enlightened? For what tiny bit of good it may do. I feel the more they get letters and the more the legislature gets letters showing the opposite opinion might, hopefully, maybe, praying….have at teeny tiny impact. I know we as individuals have to do our part too.

      • #51502 Reply
        Sandy Rozek
        Sandy Rozek

        Yes, information is being sent to relevant people in Hawaii. Additionally, NARSOL people have been interviewed by a journalist who is doing a major story on the issue.

        Thank you, Michelle.

        • #51548 Reply

          This is one reason why I love NARSOL so much Sandy 🙂 Thank You!

      • #51504 Reply

        I personally wrote to the editorial board of the paper. Started doing that since replying here and other sites like it doesn’t get the info to those that need to see it, reporters included.

        • #51515 Reply
          Sandy Rozek
          Sandy Rozek

          Thank you, Dustin. We wish more people responded to articles with factual information. We routinely send informative letters with links to pertinent articles and studies to journalists, editors, publishers, and legislators, always with an invitation to further dialogue on the issues. We will occasionally receive a reply, but only occasionally. If these entities heard from a significant number of people, always with a respectful tone and a sharing of facts, maybe it would be more than occasionally.

    • #51531 Reply
      Edward Nightingale

      As stated, theoretically, the potential for FTR to be the basis for residency restrictrictions is pausible. I even think the whole registry itself is a way of increasing the odds that Registered Citizens will go back to prison.

      What better way to do so with laws that are catch 22. It’s a way of looking tough on crime without the guilt/whatever of sending someone to prison without, again theoretically, violating the constitution. We all are aware that the registry already violates the constitution, but that’s getting off the point.

      • #51643 Reply

        No doubt.

    • #51528 Reply

      General people act as if those on the Registry come from outside the United States or beyond the earth. Meanwhile, the registry itself is growing every single day. A low level felony can bar a person from getting a decent enough job or an apartment, and being on the Registry is far far far worse. People are calloused towards the condemned until they themselves are condemned or their loved ones. But then it has already been so much unlivable being on the Registry with all kinds of restrictions and rules and regulations; there’s really no freedom. People are digging a bigger hole, and if statistics speak any truth then many will find themselves in the same big hole. Sad thing is we all expect mercy when we are down, but the society is busy pointing fingers at the fallen. May peace and kindness be on all.

    • #51558 Reply

      Is there one state in the whole country where politicians try scare tactics and use scapegoats for electability and the general public responds with apathy? I would like to where that is so I can move there…

    • #51556 Reply

      This elected official who is pushing for this seems to forget his Hawaiian history of the locals there who were Japanese-American specifically when WWII was ongoing and how they were taken away from their residences to put into internment camps, even one in HI itself, Honouliuli. Maybe he needs to err on the side of sanity and commonsense. If he did not learn from history, then how can he expect to make a good judgement for the future?

    • #51605 Reply
      Tim on Wisconsin

      You know of those great historical people’s petitions includes the annexation of The republic of Hawaii in 1897. The native Hawaiians had leadership and cultural norms but was naturally overcome by big business agendas. This is so similar to the use of ex post law overcome by big data agendas. American culture had ratified its abandonment, but forces financial successfully twisted that cultural norm. Registration in SOR is in a peculiar sense an antitrust law of sorts.

    • #51903 Reply
      An MD

      I looked into the bill, which can be found on the Hawaii State Legislature website.

      I wrote a letter combining research and personal experiences that I am in the process of sending to every House legislator in Hawaii. There is also the opportunity to submit testimony online when they schedule a hearing.

      I urge everyone to do so – with the caveat that any evidence you submit will be publicly visible online via PDF in the “testimony” box.

      Personally, I am in a high-profile career so I am concerned about using my name to testify on such a sensitive topic, but I may just use my title (MD) and explain my reason for testifying anonymously. I am also emailing legislators with my actual name.

    • #52948 Reply
      An MD

      Good news, guys. I’ve been following this piece of legislation (Hawaii House Bill 283) and it hasn’t met the deadline it needs to in order to be considered further, at least this legislative session. It got referred to a committee but never came up on their agenda. The way it works is if it hasn’t been considered by the first of the two committees it’s referred to by a certain date, it’s dead; if it hasn’t made it out of the committees in the originating house by another date, it’s also dead. At least for this year’s legislative session. I don’t want to flatter myself and say I had a hand in this thing dying, though. It probably just died because they were too busy with other things, and because *most* bills die.

      Now, the caveat is Hawaii’s legislative sessions run on two year cycles, so any bills they did not get to this year (which is a lot) get automatically reintroduced next year. And of course the rep who introduced it originally could just keep reintroducing it in subsequent years too – if he cares enough. So two things can happen. Either the issue will become less of an issue as everyone forgets about the article highlighting the *gasp* homeless RSO’s registered to a park (likely because they can’t lie down or sit on city streets on Oahu per the sit-lie law), or the rep who introduced this bill will use the year to curry favor for his bill. I guess we’ll see in a year, eh?

      I wonder if I should email the newspaper that started this business with a version of my letter and (nicely) point out their inaccurate, fearmongering reporting, but I don’t want to encourage them to write more articles about this thing.

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