Category: rights

The First Step Act Reviewed

The text of the Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/756/text I have never looked deeply into the laws and regulations that are at the Federal level.  This could be because it has never affected me, but mostly because I am not entirely sure they…

Summertime and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy!

Knoxville, Tennessee. The South. Home of plantation porches and sweet tea. Land of greenways, rivers, lakes, mountains, parks and bike trails. Summertime and there’s plenty of outdoor activities, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and swimming to name a few. Your city…

Registrants: Uncompensated Research Subjects

Are registrants uncompensated lab rats? TN sex offender treatment includes the use of VASI/Visual Assessment of Sexual Interest screening. From the little amount of information available online regarding VASI, it’s similar to the AASI/Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest developed by…

Does Social Justice Exist for Registrants?

  There are dozens of definitions of Social Justice. Wikipedia defines it as the concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society.  This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities…

Don’t Ever Pee Behind A Tree

Journalists, you’ve got to love em, they mean well, well, most of them. Journalist’s  Amy Iverson’s article “Should Sex Offenders Be Banned From Facebook?”/Deseret News/Utah was probably well-meant.  The piece, written after the recent oral arguments to the North Carolina…

The Registry and “Constitutional Vagueness”

The term “constitutionally vague” seems to be popping up over the past few weeks in articles related to registrants. Residency restrictions, places where minors might gather, loitering as opposed to just standing or sitting, it’s all quite vague when it…

“Halloween-Hell” on the Registry

I liked celebrating Halloween, the decorations, the costumes, handing out candy. Then one Halloween nite some teenage vandals tore apart the lawn decorations as teen vandals often do on mischief nite and Halloween nite. Pumpkins got smashed, cemetary decorations and…