Urban myth unsupported by evidence: Ice Cream Men are safe

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      By Lenore Skenazy . . . Paul DiMarco has been selling ice cream in Poughkeepsie, New York, for two decades. He owns a fleet of trucks. When one mom co
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    • #7893 Reply
      The Punitive Registry

      If the upstate ice cream man was on the registry, then why was he driving an ice cream truck? Rhetorical, but I want someone to give an answer that could be used for the SCOTUS oral arguments when that day comes.

    • #7894 Reply

      I believe that restrictions as to jobs, just as restrictions as to housing, vary by state, by jurisdiction, by level, and by offense. In some states or jurisdictions a registrant may be unable to work as an ice cream vendor while in others he is able.

    • #7895 Reply
      Stupidity squared

      He was Not even on the registry when he abused that child. 90% of crimes that involve a sexual component are and have always been committed by first time offenders rendering the registry USELESS.

    • #7896 Reply

      Yes, you are absolutely correct on both counts. Thank you for clarifying. Actually, I think it may be higher…95% or thereabouts.

    • #7897 Reply
      Registry Rage

      It all stems from John Walsh and Fox News brainwashing and reprogramming worry wart mothers over the last 2 decades with the “all it takes is a second” and “it could happen to your child, too” nonsense!

      They are fear-for-profit parasites!

    • #7898 Reply

      I have been reading these articles about the low recidivism rate, most offenses are committed by those not in the registry, and so on and so forth in this site and others, but what has been a change?
      I really don’t see any change when it comes to the living condition of those in the registry. Sometimes, I feel that it is useless to even visit these sites, other than to get a little bit of “feel-good” feeling. Those in the power, those make these new laws, don’t give a damn about this website or similar websites. They don’t even seem to give a damn about facts and common sense. Even being seemingly unconstitutional, American citizens who are in the registry are subjected to live life perhaps worst than in a Nazi ghetto.

    • #7899 Reply

      “The incident inspired a state law making it a misdemeanor for a sex offender to operate an ice cream truck.”

      But if you;re dealing drugs or even illegal guns via your ice-cream truck, you only get charged for the crime committed, not for operation of the ice-cream truck.


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      Jeremy Heady

      Change doesn’t happen overnight, Emil. Look at how long it took the Civil Rights Movement to have the Civil Rights Act of 1964 enacted. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and other civil rights leaders started in the 40’s and 50’s. Depending on who you ask, some say there is still problems in that regard today. That was a class of people that did nothing wrong. The class of SO’s have done something wrong and have given citizens a reason to hate us. That means it is going to be a tougher road for us to fight and will likely take longer.

      With that said though, a lot of change has been happening, but slowly. Many cases have been fought in state and lower level appeals courts that had a positive outcome. Some still have a negative outcome though too. One such case went to the Supreme Court recently. The case of Packingham v. North Carolina is currently pending in the Supreme Court and oral arguments indicated a positive outcome for us. This is one of the last (if not THE last) cases the Supreme Court is supposed to decide this term. This case finally shed light to the Supreme Court on the misinformation given in McKune v. Lyle that led to the “frightening and high” assertion in Smith v. Doe. I believe this is why they haven’t decided quite yet.

      I believe they realized the mistake the court made twenty years ago and may write a decision that changes the registry forever. That’s my hope at least. Keep engaged and active. Things are starting to change and the courts are starting to realize how unconstitutional these laws really are. The politicians won’t change it, so the courts are our only hope.

    • #7901 Reply

      I don’t think the article said he “was” on the registry, only that a man who drove an ice cream truck offended against a 9 year old in his truck.

    • #7902 Reply

      Citizens do not reserve the right to “hate us.”

      We have NOTHING to prove to them, cops.

      They suffer from a false sense of entitlement to know where we live.

      Megan’s Law is the equivalent of false imprisonment.

      End of discussion.

    • #7903 Reply
      The Punitive Registry

      LM- Your third & fourth statements hit the mark exactly. EXACTLY!!! Megan’s Law is a money Making, Politician Advancing Machine!!! In addition, It gives the average sinner Dangerous Powers. DOES ANYBODY HEAR ME!!! I don’t necessarily agree with your first two statements.

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      Larry Anderson

      The Mass Hysteria around Sex Offenders continues without fact. Prayerfully one day we will all see the light!

    • #7905 Reply
      Registry Rage

      It’s all fear mongering “for the children’s safety” propaganda, but it’s mostly because of “these people are up to no good and can never be trusted” along with the “yuck and ick” factor. People are selfish and hateful. Sometimes the only thing that gets them through the day is finding a way to criticize or berate someone else. It is a reflection of our mean-spirited society.

      Anyone that exploits their dead child to get a law passed in their name for profit and prominence is shit in my book.

    • #7906 Reply

      @ Registry Rage,

      EXACTLY!!! I’ve been saying this for years. Since the 1990’s we’ve had a trend in this country to name laws after dead kids. It’s disgusting.

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