New Mississippi sexual offense legislation will do more harm than good

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    • #74761 Reply
      Sandy Rozek
      Sandy Rozek

      By Sandy . . . The Mississippi Legislature July 1 passed a bill that may be well-intentioned but is ill-conceived and potentially destructive. Senate
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    • #74772 Reply

      These kinds of laws just continue to prove these people are BUFFOONS .

    • #74775 Reply

      I am sure these people have nothing better to do. What a joke, an embarassment to them all the way.

    • #74777 Reply

      Thank you, Sandy. As someone who is directly affected by this legislation, let me state emphatically that it is indeed already destructive. It puts an impenetrable barrier between myself and my son. He would call me several times every day, and now we’re cut off from all communications. He is devastated. I am devastated.

      What about a person who has done time for statutory rape, and now is married to his “victim”? I’m sure there are more than a few in that situation in Mississippi. This would require them to separate until she can afford to get a lawyer and petition the court, and the judge deem that there is no longer any danger.

      This is ill-conceived legislation and done in total disregard for due process, blocks reconciliation, and tramples constitutional rights. Welcome to Mississippi, the hospitality state.

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      nobody in particular

      Essentially, every addition to the already staggering amount of restrictions imposed on registrants is just a further effort to reach one inevitable conclusion: that those convicted, or just accused of a “sex” crime, are literaly no longer wanted *anywhere* within society, even around their own children, spouses, or families. Condition “(e)” is particularly troubling, as it basically states that a registrant can’t shop, or do any other normal, nonthreatening activity in an arbitrary location, so long as their victim is merely *present* there. It’s easy to see where this is going, because the next step would be to say that no registrant can be at a location where *any* victim is so much as walking around, and the justification, of course, would be the same “public safety” line that has been fed to the masses from the start. I cannot express enough how sorry I am for the devestation this will have on families, the community, and yes, especially the victims themselves. It seems that rather than healing and restoration, policymakers would rather just continue to rub salt into old wounds, purely for their own personal gain.

    • #74781 Reply

      What inspired this piece of idiocy? Can whoever wrote it provide anything more than an anecdote to show the supposed need for this law? Or is it just another election year reelection ploy to show “we care about the children”? I suspect the latter.

      Honestly, is there one single legislative body in this country that can let one session pass without adding new registry laws? They were absurd for 3 or 4 years after Smith v. Doe (likely because lawmakers saw it as a blank check to impose as many punishments as they could dream up and call it “civil”). Now they’re getting just plain asinine.

    • #74780 Reply

      Since some men end up marrying their victims once out of prison, wouldn’t this be unconstitutional? Why wouldn’t they be allowed to contact their wife? If you have to register and you married your victim, is your wife allowed to contact you? Don’t these people ever think before passing these laws?

    • #74803 Reply

      So who is going to enforce these laws? If B.L.M. gets their way there will be no cops. I can’t wait until.they send a social worker to my door to plead with me to register.

    • #74856 Reply
      Ray Roberts

      In Maine the victim can do what they want, such do any the things listed, the victim can follow his offender into a store and do what ever he wants, if the offender defends him self the offender is at fault, The victim can do whatever he wants except kill the offender.

    • #74858 Reply
      Ray Roberts

      In Maine the victim can do what ever they want to his offender. If the victim makes contact to the offender, the offender is wrong. The victim has life time rights.

    • #74921 Reply
      G. Thomas Laws

      Here we go again. Another FEEL GOOD LAW. The politicians think that adding more restrictions to citizens group labeled as “Sex Offender” will make the public safer. Show me the proof.
      A sex offender is less likely to recommit a sex crime than most other law breakers, yet are punished more. Here most sex offenders are known to the family where most of the healing begins. Wake up American law makers. There are better ways to score points and get elected.

    • #74932 Reply

      Jim Crow all over again.

    • #75912 Reply

      this is what happens when movie stars and women get involved in politics.
      no offense.

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