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August 27, 2020 at 9:52 am #75696
By Sandy . . . On August 25, National Public Radio – NPR — aired and printed this lengthy story about persons who are registered but are non-complian
[See the full post at: ONCE AGAIN: Media, please use facts when writing about registered sexual offenders]
August 27, 2020 at 10:53 am #75697
Totally against public registry
Thanks again, Sandy! It’s amazing how they twist things to suit their agenda….
August 27, 2020 at 10:53 am #75698
If it sells stories when they exaggerate, then it means they don’t care and they’re only after the fear mongering that sells their stories to the frightened “home of the brave”.
Or …maybe multiple letters like this will trigger a positive outcome.
August 27, 2020 at 2:07 pm #75703
Tim in WI
All I can relate on the issue Is what occurs during my FTR cases.
I ask questions to agent witnesses whom must answer in the presence of a jury.
Agent X, isn’t it true that before you can properly jail a man for prison escape; the state must first prove the defendant was ordered prison by the judge the first place?
before a man can be convicted of absconding from DOC probation responsibilities is not the state first required to have an order for probation in the record in the first place?
Ex post SOR enforcement should require an order first! If not, all you have is “law” without “order” as opposed to LAW AND ORDER.
Many states avoided these obvious glaring questions by opting to use either the AG or States Police to administer their SOR.
Like every child born today in the U.S. is saddled with an 80K debt (according to debtclock.org) as soon as a SS# is assigned. Resistance is futile to unavoidable debt.
August 27, 2020 at 5:53 pm #75712
I agree with this letter. Yet why has nothing been done about the gangstalking such as that which is happening now in Red Bluff ca. When you have law enforcement aiding in the ceiminal activities of those in the community including the gang bangers, drug trafficers and sex trafficers to target individuals. Started with me by a lie of a person I had a fling with and I did not wany to be one of her boy toys. Now have oeople following me around bring their children where I go and parading them around. Have local registrants actually help them in this harrassment. Since phone and other accou ts are hacked which I can now prove. Why are they allowed to track me. Since local Law enforcement obviously aid in this because the person who started this has family cinnectiins yo the government stalking program here. Have a out reach program who aids in the abuse was given out dated applications to places to apply to live. Then I was sexually harrassed at a restaurant I worked for who have connections to the pot industry. Then I was forced to resign because a few of the girls turned the abuse I suffered around. I must add that the restaurant looked more a front for sex trafficing. Seems that the lady who could not stand I did not want to be a boy toy uses many oarolees and registrants to satisfy her sex addiction. Then plays the manipulation card to have here people target them to keep her activities quiet. I even had people thinking I was on drugs a gang member and worse. Apparently her ex has a lit of money and connections with law. Still have a lot of oroblems with spoofing being done to my phone and also the computers in job training center library. They have actirs on the steeet who stalk you. Gang stalking straight up. O
August 28, 2020 at 5:13 pm #75718
Sometime in the 1960s Dr Martin Luther King preached about a time when his 6 year old daughter asked him why she couldn’t go to the local amusement park called fun town. He tells about how he explained to his daughter about why she couldn’t go to fun town. If you listen you can hear the pain in his voice. He did all he could to explain to her the issues at hand. When he was done he reminded her that all white people weren’t bad and he did all he could to keep her from having the hate in her heart. He knew that the hate would eat her alive. He seen how important it was for her to not harbor that hate. We would do good to remember that very lesson. He was simply a father who tried to help his daughter though a time of confusion. Thats all any registrant is trying to do who just wants to live there life and be treated as an equal. Were not all that different from Dr. MLK. Its sad that its 50 year’s later and we still have wide spread discrimination. Its just being packaged diffent now and has a different label. But it’s the same hate we fight today. If you feel like this is a new fight. Go back and take a look at the civil rights movement. You will see. Were fighting a very old fight but its that same old hate and fear. Dr. King fought hard and peacefuly and it came at a very high price. I beleive we will too one day be able to go to fun town or any other town as free men and women.
Don’t give up folks. Stay strong.
August 28, 2020 at 6:22 pm #75769
Derek W. Logue of OnceFallen.com
FWIW, I sent her a rebuttal and her only interest in me was in whether or not I was properly registered. I would be surprised if anyone got a decent response out of her.
August 29, 2020 at 9:36 am #75793
What is this Hack Reporter’s Email Address…is not found…only an old washington post email
thank u in advance
August 29, 2020 at 3:40 pm #75856
Lori, OK VOICES
Thanks for your writing Sandy. I had previously sent you the information the Oklahoma Attorney General wrote in a recent press release and did send a reply to it along with this. It is beyond time for the facts to be properly represented.
August 29, 2020 at 5:32 pm #75877
@CJB: I tried to link her address in the introduction, but the site is quirky about taking email addresses. It is
August 29, 2020 at 11:23 pm #75892
Again…thank YOU for what you DO! It is beyond one’s wishes and dreams!
You take the time to do what you do without having to look in the rear view mirror!
As my 97 year old Grandmother HAD said, “She should be awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom!…
She has since passed but She reminds me of you, with your Tenacity, Strength, Vigor, and God’s WILL!
Thank you again for what YOU DO!
August 29, 2020 at 11:24 pm #75893
This is what I sent to this ‘quasi-reporter’
Your recent article in NPR and broadcasted on their program, ‘All Things Considered’ did not abide by the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.
YOU FAILED IN EVERY MEASURE!
YOU DID NOT REPORT RESPONSIBLE INFORMATION
YOU USED WORDS OUT OF CONTEXT
YOU DID NOT USE FACTS AS RELATED BY THE US DOJ, WHICH ARE READILY AVAILABLE
ONCE AGAIN, YOU AND MANY OTHER JOURNALISTS ARE NOT COMPLYING WITH THE STANDARD OF CARE EVERY JOURNALIST IS TO ABIDE
In the future, it would behoove yourself to do fact checking and to make sure that you know the definition of words in the English language and their proper usage and application.
What you reported is complete OUTRAGE and FALSEHOODS to those who are forced to register. It is BLASPHEMY and LIBELOUS. It is reckless behavior that WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
You show a blatant disregard for the the Facts and the Truths!
While WE all welcome reporting on the aforementioned Subject and We all welcome Professional Journalists to bring forward topics concerning, It is always best to do so using only the Proper Etiquette and Professional Reporting!
As a Kindly Reminder Recidivism Rates for DRUNK DRIVERS ( I am sure you know someone who was convicted of such, are 68%), while a person who is forced to Register is LESS THAN 5%!
So the Facts speak for themselves.
You have only done one thing: That is to create ‘Stranger Danger’ based on Falsities which lead the mostly uneducated public into HYSTERIA!
May your Deity help you and Bless You in your future!
September 3, 2020 at 9:19 am #76183
Thank you for posting. Reading your message lifted me today.
September 8, 2020 at 4:11 pm #76387
NPR Investigations did another story on the registry today Sep 8 which can be listened to online at the NPR website.
September 25, 2020 at 8:59 am #76788
Off the Grid
Where does the average reader or listener go when they hear the ‘rates of recidivism are super low’ mantra for sex crimes when compared to other criminal offenses?
They can easily think -> “Ha, ha… Yes, the registries are working. The registries are why the recidivism is so low. This is exactly what we all want – no recidivism, for any crime, but especially for sex crimes… Victory for the home team…. Now, we just need registries for all crimes and recidivism rates for all crimes will be closer to the sex offender rates…” This is where the typical thought pattern concludes, then they are off to regular life again, do this, do that, be busy, no time to think, gotta run….
This is what most ‘think,’ (if you can call that thinking). This seems like honest logic. And it is, if one stays childlike on the surface of the issue and doesn’t dig deeper into what exactly constitutes recidivism. That would require time, brain power, and real thinking and looking at honest data. Real live research. Too much lifting for the regular ole reporter like NPR flavors, and for most all mass media outlets.
The reporters of today are championship cheerleaders for the home team … Everybody group-think. 1..2..3..4.. Groupthink 1..2..3..4 Groupthink….
They will never ask the listeners or readers to dig or think deeper. They would soon be staring a severance paycheck in the face. They know this. Big media is pro-registry because fear-mongering sells. It isn’t about being honest anymore, it is about selling.
What sells? Sex, Fear, Hatred, Holier-Than-Thou are you Mr. average joe schmo listener, Murder, Panic, Drama, Cops bustin that looser over there for anything I don’t like….or for even made up stuff.
But wait, what about when the laws change and make what joe schmo and myself the reporter do a crime? Who is gonna help us then? Crime is big money, for all people involved. Except for registrants. They pay, in more ways than one.
How long before the reporter can be and is charged with a crime demanding punishment? What has happened is an offense and a disservice to many many souls. All at once. A practice of anti-journalism fear-mongering. Being that we do live in an inverse reality matrix, I am little surprised.
How much control does the named author of the piece really have over the end product? Aren’t there editors behind the scenes we never know the names of? With superior power over the published product than the so-called ‘journalist’ or ‘reporter?’
Just musing…Sorry to write so much for just a comment… Looks like I shoved 5 or 6 comments into one paragraph.