Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they’ve challenged rules…


Date: June 08, 2018

01) Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they’ve challenged rules

“WASHINGTON – Eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upheld a decision saying parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law — one of the toughest in the nation — were unconstitutional, thousands of former sex offenders who thought they’d be off the registry by now, or facing less severe restrictions, have seen no changes.

The law remains in place, unchanged, with the state defending it in more than three dozen lawsuits — many of which it has already lost. The controversy involves a ruling two years ago by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati that said provisions enacted in 2006 and 2011 and applied to offenders convicted before then violates constitutional protections against increasing punishments after-the-fact. Last October, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the state’s challenge to that ruling, effectively upholding it.”

Such an illuminating article.

4 thoughts on “Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they’ve challenged rules…

  1. feinmann0

    “Officials who work with sexual abuse survivors or those in the U.S. Department of Justice office that coordinates national and state sex offender registry laws say the registries themselves serve an important purpose. What was once a diverse patchwork of state laws that allowed sex offenders in some cases to move to states where there were no registries the public could search has become a more robust system, where every state has some kind of registry. Police are able to locate former sex offenders more quickly if needed. And registries help the public – especially sex abuse survivors – feel safer, said Staca Shehan, with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. As for the concerns of offenders, she said, “It’s their behavior, their criminal behavior, that put them in that position.”

    Oh dear, yet another children’s charity extolling the virtues of imposing lifelong retribution and punishment on citizens who have already paid their debt to society one hundred-fold. What a retarded, vindictive and deeply flawed mindset those in power truly have.

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      “Oh dear, yet another children’s charity extolling the virtues of imposing lifelong retribution and punishment on citizens who have already paid their debt to society one hundred-fold.”

      One thing that was going through my mind while reading this…is that it is high time that we stand up to these organizations and say…”No!…You will not strip other humans of their inherent humanity!…No!…You will no longer strip other human beings, of their ability to survive and thrive!…No!…We will not overlook, excuse or tolerate this behavior from you!”

      Very similar to the homeless encampment fiasco I just blogged about…

      …These extremists think they can say or do anything they please, no matter how outrageous, incompetent or inhumane…And they expect to be treated like heroes, because they wrap themselves in the banner of “defending victims”…

      …It’s become the modern day scoundrel’s shield.

      It’s really sickening when you think about it…how these predatory shysters have attached themselves to otherwise important causes…and grossly distorted them.

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  2. feinmann0

    “Very similar to the homeless encampment fiasco I just blogged about…”

    Yes I saw that; terrible. In fact one only need google ‘registered sex offender camps US’ to see just how widespread barbarity towards fellow man has been across the United States for decades now.

    “… it is high time that we stand up to these organizations and say…’No!…You will not strip other humans of their inherent humanity!…No!…You will no longer strip other human beings, of their ability to survive and thrive!…No!…We will not overlook, excuse or tolerate this behavior from you!'”

    I wish you luck with that! ‘Defending victims’ has proved to be quite the jackpot for child charities and law enforcement; I doubt if they would relinquish such a lucrative income stream so easily … after all; the inhumanity lies within both the mind and the actions of the child sex abuser, doesn’t it?

    Tangentially, I find it quite ironic that ‘sexual deviance’ such as paedophilia is categorised as a mental disorder by the very society that derives extreme pleasure from schadenfreude. The number of hate groups that exist in the US, 917 by some accounts, and, 55 in the state of Texas alone, tells you all you need to know about how successful standing up to inhumanities would be.

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      “I wish you luck with that! ‘Defending victims’ has proved to be quite the jackpot for child charities and law enforcement; I doubt if they would relinquish such a lucrative income stream so easily … after all; the inhumanity lies within both the mind and the actions of the child sex abuser, doesn’t it?”

      Thanks for the well wishing!

      …I shall continue to call a spade a spade…and call out treachery wherever I recognize it…Even if it does little good.

      …It’s just what I’m made of…like you! 🙂

      I think…when we get enough growing numbers…we can really start to make an impact.

      “Tangentially, I find it quite ironic that ‘sexual deviance’ such as paedophilia is categorised as a mental disorder by the very society that derives extreme pleasure from schadenfreude. The number of hate groups that exist in the US, 917 by some accounts, and, 55 in the state of Texas alone, tells you all you need to know about how successful standing up to inhumanities would be.”

      I strongly believe…somebody has to do it.

      All that is required for evil to triumph, is for good people to say nothing…as the old saying goes…

      The hate groups are a trade off, of sorts…

      …Fact is…if the legal framework existed to run them out of existence [and into prison cells, etc.]…then resources like Our Love Frontier would likely not be able to exist, also…

      We’d be trapped to something akin, to what MAPs in the EU/UK have to deal with…where you can be imprisoned for “corruption of public morals”, “plotting the assault of children”, and other such nonsense, designed to remove people from the public when they’ve objectively harmed nobody.

      I don’t like the hate groups, any more than anybody else…

      But I see the way they are tolerated out in the open, as a sign of things MAPs can also expect.

      It’s never quite so much bothered me that they are out there…as it bothers me, that people try to conceal the fact that they are out there.

      And, of course…I agree…

      …They should never deem us “mentally ill”, and then proceed to enact, endorse or otherwise foster, acts of inhumane cruelty against us…

      …Such is the sign of a morally and ethically vulgar culture…the sort which has no place, dictating morals and ethics to others…

      …the type that needs to be replaced.

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