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May 20, 2017 at 10:29 am #7933
By Josh Gravens and Jennifer Long…. Mr. Weiner, … While you could teach me about being a politician, I can teach you about being a conscious citiz
[See the full post at: Mr. Weiner, THIS is what life as a registered sex offender is like]
May 20, 2017 at 11:45 am #7934
Once you know the truth, you are never the same. I spent my entire career in education advocating for children. People ask me what i am going to do when I retire and I tell them advocate for sex offenders and those in prison.
May 20, 2017 at 11:59 am #7935
awesome, good for you!
May 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm #7936
so he has to register as an SO in NY…. i will be interested to see if he is sentenced to prison time like a regular citizen would be or if he will be let off the hook and not have to go to prison……
May 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm #7937
The AWA law firm
Hastert, Foley and Weiner….sounds like a jailhouse law firm now (even though Rep. Mark Foley had no criminal charges levied against him because nothing incriminating was found, he’s probably thanking his stars nothing was)
May 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm #7938
AWA renewal time
Read this recently –
The reauthorization of the AWA is scheduled for the House this coming week. Time to contact your member of Congress and let her/him know you urge her/him to vote no. If I recall correctly, the same sponsor (Sensenbrenner of WI) failed last Congress, but things are a bit more “rabid” now than then. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1188
Anyone seen John Walsh lately?
May 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm #7939
I am also on the list, my crime was 30 years ago, before the registry,with a girl 3 months shy of 18, I was 25 The court and politicians stirred fear in the community, The rate to reoffend is so low its laughable, ive not committed another crime since yet I will pay for life. They say its not added punishment,
who are they kidding. People need to wake up, This is unconstitutional and they now it. you never know when you also may make it to the list, Ask Anthon Weiner
May 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm #7940
Josh: I’m so sorry. Why does a 12 yo touching his sister mean lifetime on the registry? Isn’t it somewhat normal for siblings to have sexual experiences? Thanks for all your hard work speaking out on these issues.
Mr. Wiener: Welcome to our (not so little) club. Hopefully you get some help and make the best of this calamity. You certainly aren’t the first man to behave badly online. Perhaps you can find a way to do some good, using your fame and experiences…
May 21, 2017 at 8:53 am #7941
Rso/gps for life
The children of Anthony Weiner may likely suffer severely. “Registered sex offender”
May 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm #7942
How about other people like Bill Clinton, John Podesta and his gang in DC?
May 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm #7943
It is a beautiful thing when a human being can understand that they can advocate for Both, children’s safety (nearly all of which depends on good parenting) as well as advocating for the ‘2nd tier citizens’ on the Registry, most of whom do not belong on there.
May 21, 2017 at 10:13 pm #7944
Joe, no one belongs on a public registry. It is damaging to individuals and to society, does nothing to further public safety goals, and is supported by neither research nor experts in the field.
May 21, 2017 at 10:46 pm #7945
The irony is bittersweet Mr. Weiner.
May 22, 2017 at 1:05 am #7946
The sad thing about situations like this where a politician gets caught up in a sex offense, especially one involving a minor, is that the politician who gets a taste of his own medicine (the S.O. laws) can’t do anything to change it because once you fall from the grace of your career/reputation, your former fellow politicians won’t hear you anymore. We ALL lose our voices when he get criminal records. No one wants to hear a “criminal” speak on anything. Whatever we experience doesn’t matter.
For our government officials and legislators to get a taste of the laws and ordinances they keep passing, they’d have to have a few of them act out a “mock” sex offender registration for 30 days and see how it feels and how truly difficult it is to try to live a normal life under such dictatorship. But none of them will ever try it.
I recently made a comment in another article in which I took a moment to pretend to think like a politician on sex offender laws. And a few days later – look at this. LOL
May 22, 2017 at 7:32 am #7947
Rso/gps for life
They don’t want him speaking out against the registry punishments. Do you think Mike Tyson is bound by International Megan’s Law the way we all are? If he was he’d take it to court and they do not want that on the record. Do you think Anthony Weiner has the same severe, restrictive debilitating probation that we all have? Maybe for the first year. The famous sex offenders would bring down the AWA and they know it.
May 22, 2017 at 10:45 am #7948
Mike Tyson does have it the same
Yes, Mike Tyson is under the same since he conviction has him registered in Las Vegas. He may not want to take it to court or does not have the same issue when traveling overseas others do thanks to IML.
May 22, 2017 at 10:47 am #7949
Colleagues have moved on already
His fellow House colleagues from NYC already are glad it is over so they don’t have to read about it anymore. There was an article on it last week. He has no Congressional friends publicly.
May 22, 2017 at 11:21 am #7950
Welcome to the hell you helped create Mr. Weiner!
May 23, 2017 at 7:03 am #7951
Thank you AWA Renewal Time,THAT is news that should be all over this and other sites to encourage people to write letters. There is a terrific example right here under the “Take Action” tab > “Lobby Handbook”.
I am composing mine now with tweaks to make it more personal. Thank you for having it there to help get me started.
May 24, 2017 at 9:09 am #7952
Doesn’t it seem that the sex offender registry has continuously contributed to the US mass incarceration problem? because if a registrant is released from prison and he/she is trying to change his/her life to make it better, all these crazy laws are making it incredibly difficult for registrants to follow in order to try to change their lives. The more SOR laws that are getting passed, the more difficulties a registrants will have in order to comply and the recidivism rate will rise only because a registrant is left with nothing and in destitute, while the public is conditioned to the myth of registrants being the most evil people and that they can never get help to change their lives around.
May 26, 2017 at 12:32 am #7953
It is breathtakingly easy to destroy someone’s life by accusing them of a sexual offence and virtually impossible to defend yourself if you are the accused. In colonial times, public shaming was a typical punishment for minor crimes. People were placed in stocks and left there for a few days so citizens could make fun of them and throw things at them. Now we use public registries instead of stocks and the shaming never stops.
May 31, 2017 at 1:29 am #7954
If there wasn’t so much Notoriety about Weiner, NOTHING WOULD HAVE COME TO IT! THE LAWS DON’T APPLY TO Law Enforcement or Big Government! OR Their Friends or Families. They ONLY Apply to the U.S. CITIZENS Paying Big Governments LAVISH LIFESTYLE.
May 31, 2017 at 10:52 am #7955
I hate to say it but this is a perfect opportunity to reach out to him, humanize him and assure him he is not alone. To remind him that he has a recognizable name and he can promote change to the laws. He also has contacts and those in power that know him who know a Anthony that is not a monster. We are fools if we don’t reach out to him. Anyone know how to reach him?
June 1, 2017 at 9:13 am #7956
I say this is a great idea and one that should be explored fully by those in the NY area. He may not want to face it yet, but the sooner the better. Doubt he has any friends in Congress though that are willing to help, but never know. He may not fully understand just yet since he has not had to fulfill is legal obligation on the outside, but that is something he can get to know now.
June 6, 2017 at 11:03 am #7957
If he has connections, he will probably get special treatment and get to register over the phone or privately, instead of facing the humiliation of going to the sheriff’s office in front of 20 people there for a CCW permit like the rest of us are required to do.
June 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm #7958
He will probably somehow forego having to register.
June 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm #7959
I will say this as being convicted of a sexual offense. I have travel the past 7 years as a Safety Professional throughout the USA, will on parole and never had an issue to where it would stop my progress. I have been out for 10 years and I am still progressing to the top. I live a peaceful life. Who I am and who I have always been speaks contrary to the conviction render unto to me unjust-fully. I don’t mind being judge by the so-called perfect people that condemn us. I receive as a blessing according to scripture. One thing you have to do is move pass what happen and what people think. You have to tap into the true essence of your being from its original state. Brother I have retired police officer, pastors, female cops that I have met and when I tell them my conviction they be in disbelief. If I can do it so can you. Hold your head up my brother.
June 9, 2017 at 8:08 pm #7960
We all need to come together and unify for change. Registration is not a program of protection. There is no program that can stop anyone from harming anyone. Everyday there are reports of such case and they had no background so society can’t be protected. Registration is a money maker presenting an illusion of protection. If you have paid your debt to society and you are truly a productive citizen I am for you. But if you are a sick person you need to ship back to prison or death. I have no heart for anyone who offends in any kind of form or fashion. I’m serious about unifying for change in the law. There is power in numbers
June 14, 2017 at 1:37 am #7961
I think you may have worded that wrong. If someone truly is sick, then they need help, not execution or exile. They need to be somewhere where they can get the help they need. These days, that’s not a prison. Prison-based Sex Offender Treatment is a con game meant to keep people in prison longer to pad budgets. Heck, the entire prison SYSTEM is a con game. I know first hand because I’ve seen its intricate workings. If someone maims or murders someone else – sex crime or not – then YES, they need to go away for a while to be actually TREATED for their illness. If they enjoyed it and will do it as many times as they want, then they need to be kept locked up for life, period. I met VERY FEW guys on the inside (in the “treatment program”) that enjoyed what they did and would do it again in a heartbeat. Out of the hundreds of people I encountered there, you could count those people on one hand. Nearly all the people who ended up in prison did something stupid that they regretted. Bad judgment call, etc.
So, I’m not for execution or exile at all unless they meet the criteria I mentioned above. Most people who committed sex offenses need treatment and a very good support system that ISN’T being PAID to be their support system (therapists).
October 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm #24939
So what list is Anthony Weiner actually on? Please tell me. I can’t find him in NY or DC