Denmark’s Bestiality Problem: It’s Legal [2014]…


Date: April 10, 2019

01) Denmark’s Bestiality Problem: It’s Legal

“A new law on the table in Denmark proposes to make sex with animals, known as zoophilia, illegal. The Danish law currently states that humans can have sex with animals as long as the animal doesn’t suffer…

…If the law passes in Denmark, only Finland, Hungary and Sweden will remain lawless when it comes to Lassie…

…Jorgenson is apparently more concerned that by not reigning in Denmark’s animal sex laws, the country could become the wild west of animal sex tourism. A report in the Independent newspaper states that there has been “a rise in the underground animal sex tourism in Denmark,”…

…Denmark already has a handful of animal brothels which, according to Ice News, a site specialized in Nordic reporting, charge between $85 and $170 depending on the animal of choice.”

So…Denmark agriculture minister, Dan Jorgensen, is scared that Denmark is about to become known as the inter-species boinking capital of the world?

Battling the Death Penalty With James Baldwin…


Date: April 09, 2019

01) Battling the Death Penalty With James Baldwin

“If you’re thirsting to understand our increasingly cold, jaundiced, at times carcinogenic society, James Baldwin’s singular insight about America and his dizzying, divine command of the English language are as refreshing as an icy elixir on the hottest day in hell.

Moreover, for death penalty abolitionists, Baldwin’s writing is particularly poignant in the wake of: (1) the Supreme Court’s recent refusal to reconsider the constitutionality of the death penalty, and, “wipe the stain of capital punishment clean” (In the aftermath, Reuter’s Andrew Chung soberly observed that “[t]he Supreme Court has not seriously debated the constitutionality of the death penalty since the 1970s”); (2) the Trump administration’s doubling down on a harebrained, ass-backward plan to put drug dealers to death; (3) the abominable push by legislators in several states to kill death row inmates by electrocution or even nitrogen gas—an unconscionable, ungodly, untested method (harkening back to atrocities like the gassing of the Jews, including my great-grandmother, during the Holocaust)—a method so gruesome and likely to cause pain and suffering, it’s not even accepted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals as a form of euthanasia; and last, but certainly not least, (4), the ignominious fact that Alabama has been consistently torturing poor death row inmates for a very long time, and currently, is primed to pump its nasty chemical cocktail into a long-incarcerated octogenarian (on April 19th).

James Baldwin on the Artist’s Struggle for Integrity and How It Illuminates the Universal Experience of What It Means to Be Human

PA high court will again review sex offender registration…


Date: April 09, 2019

01) PA high court will again review sex offender registration

“Two years ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shook up long-settled orthodoxy by ruling that the state’s sex offender registration law, otherwise known as SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) was punishment. The case, Commonwealth v. Muniz, 164 A.3d 1189 (Pa. 2018), presented the Court with two questions: whether people who committed their crimes before the adoption of the law could continue to be registered without running afoul of the state Constitution’s Ex Post Facto Clause, a fairness doctrine that prevents governments from retroactively applying greater punishments to conduct than could have been applied at the time of the crime; and, second, whether the law more broadly violates due process by unfairly labeling a person as sexually dangerous without first proving that fact and without giving the person an opportunity to challenge that message. While the Court answered the first question with a resounding yes, it punted on the second.

One of the first people to be required to register under the new law was the defendant in Commonwealth v. Torsilieri. Torsilieri was convicted by a jury of a non-consensual sexual offense. He had no prior record, the jury acquitted him of the most serious charges, and according to the trial judge he did not pose a risk of committing other crimes. Yet, SORNA automatically required him to register for the remainder of his life. He is now 27. Not willing to accept that consequence, Torsilieri filed a pre-sentence motion seeking to bar his registration under nine different theories. Specifically, he relied on the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Declaration of Rights, which treats the right to reputation as fundamental and deserving of the same protections our federal constitution affords to life, liberty and property. He also raised other claims under the state and federal constitutions, notably that SORNA is overbroad on its face and therefore cannot be applied to anyone without violating their rights to due process.”

Good article…I would have quoted the entire thing, if it weren’t such a gross violation of copyright.

Not even sure I quoted the best parts.

Even Hateful Hetty Says National Sex Offender Register is a Waste of Money…


Date: April 09, 2019

01) Child protection advocate labels sex offender register a ‘waste of money’

“Child protection advocate and independent Senate candidate Hetty Johnston says the $7.8 million announced in the federal budget this week for a National Child Sex Offenders Register is a “waste of money”.

The proposed register would allow people to see the names, known aliases, images and other personal information of known paedophiles living in the community, along with their general location.

Ms Johnston, who founded child protection organisation Bravehearts, said the proposed register would not work, and could actually cause harm through a false sense of security.

“There’s no research anywhere to say this does anything to protect children,” Ms Johnston said.”

The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness…


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Date: April 09, 2019

01) [The Journal of Sexual Medicine] The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness

“Abstract
Introduction

The “Dunkelfeld” project offers pharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy to self-referred pedophilic patients in an anonymous way.
Aim

To provide a re-assessment focusing on the crucial time × group interaction (ie, the treatment effect).
Methods

A recent study reported on the effectiveness of the “Dunkelfeld” program based on intermediate data of a treatment group (TG; n = 53) and a waiting-list control group (CG; n = 22). With psychological indicators, it was concluded that the therapy program changed dynamic risk factors that are associated with sexually offending against children. Although based on an independent groups pre-post design, the original report includes within-group pre- and post-comparisons only, as well as between-group comparisons at the pre- and post-treatment stages. In the current study, an effect size index was computed that compares the change occurring in both groups (TG and CG) with each other (Morris d). Moreover, 95% CI of d were calculated.
Main Outcome Measures

The analyses were limited to 12 dynamic risk factors pertaining to emotional dysfunction, offense-supportive attitudes, sexual dysregulation, impression management, and 2 types of delinquent behavior, including recent behavior related to sexual offenses against children and recent use of child sexual abuse images.
Results

All 14 indicators showed weak treatment effects at most, with a median d of 0.30. None of the effect sizes was statistically significant (ie, in every case the 95% CI included 0). Further methodologic concerns include a familywise error rate close to 1 and too little statistical power to identify potential effects.
Clinical Implications

As far as dynamic risk factors are concerned, the data do not show that treatment within the “Dunkelfeld” program leads to any reduction of the proneness to commit sexual offenses against children.
Strengths & Limitations

The current study adds crucial information lacking in the original analysis. Because the re-appraisal has the same limited statistical power as the original study, the current results are tentative in the sense that the possibility of the program being effective cannot be ruled out. A further limitation is that not all of the dynamic risk factors chosen as indicators of possible treatment success have been established as relevant for sexual (re-)offending in prior empirical studies.
Conclusions

The outcome emphasizes the notion that independent groups pretest-posttest designs should be analyzed based on the treatment × time interaction.

Mokros A, Banse R. The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness. J Sex Med 2019;XX:XXX–XXX.
Key Words
Pedophilia
Sexual Offenses Against Children
Independent Groups Pretest-Posttest Design
Morris d
Effect Size”

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Judging Pedophiles…


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…. Many of the things expressed in this Sub-Blog, I’ve addressed any number of times over the years. I don’t wish to analyze every video, etc., but I do find it valuable to share these kinds of video, etc., even if I disagree substantially with any of it…It’s important to acknowledge and embrace, that there are people out there, who are engaged in levelheaded discussion about “pedophiles”. – Steve

Date: April 09, 2019

01) Judging Pedophiles


“After a lot of thought I’ve decided to change the title of this video from “In Defense of Pedophiles” to “Judging Pedophiles”. I feel that too many people were judging the video by its title and not even watching it, which is ironic considering the video is tangentially about not judging a book by its cover.

Someone just pointed out I said the sun revolves around the earth. Oops.”

Really hard not to respond to one of these claims…

…Can you guess which one?

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Girl retracts abuse ‘lie’ but grandfather must stay in prison…


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Date: April 09, 2019

01) [Pay Wall Article] Girl retracts abuse ‘lie’ but grandfather must stay in prison

“Senior judges have rejected a 17-year-old girl’s plea to quash her grandfather’s conviction for sexually abusing her, despite her now claiming that she invented the allegations.

The man, who is 68, must continue to serve his 12-year prison sentence even though the girl, who was the main witness in the case against him, has said that she lied at his trial.

The teenager, who cannot be identified, told three appeal judges that she invented the abuse because she craved the attention of other family members, her teachers and classmates.”

My apologies for the Pay Wall article. But it’s another citation, of a very serious problem.

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