Tag: sex offender

Rep. Swan’s Bill is a Lame Duck

An article from the Southeast Missourian makes me want to go out and kick some legislative butt. The Feb.16, 2017 piece is about Rep. Kathy Swan filing legislation to bar sex offenders from museums, children’s sections of public libraries and…

What In The World Are “Traveling Pedophiles”?

I read an interesting article regarding NJ Rep. Chris Smith, author of the International Megan’s Law ,which has just completed it’s first year in existence. According to Smith who met with a delegation from Thailand which included Ambassador Pisan Manawapal…

The Forbidden Zone

We really need to get rid of the registry, it’s driving me nuts. Everyday I read a new article about another place, another town, another county or country where registrants are “forbidden”. Articles from Florida to California giving details of…

2017, New Year New Hope

There are times when I struggle with a topic for this blog, this last week of 2016 is one of those times. Like the rest of you, I want to see changes in the registry and I want them now!…

Registry Lawsuit Movement Now In Tennessee

Like the lawsuit recently filed and won in Michigan, Tennessee now faces a lawsuit regarding retoactive enforcement of the sex-offender registry. Tuesday a case was filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville arguing that TN’s registration laws are illegally applied…

A Registry For Everyone and Everything

A recent Associated Press piece headlined with “More states are adopting registries intended to track former convicts”. The article mentions that when a University of Toledo student went missing last summer, her friends checked out the state’s sex offender list…

A Slight Case of Embarrassment

It’s EMBARRASSING ! OK, there, I’ve said it. Said what everyone out there is thinking and feeling when looking for excuses not to stand up and be heard when it comes to doing something about the registry. The offenses we’re…

A Judge With Commmon Sense

July 26, 2016: A federal judge in Denver, Colorado, U.S. District Court Senior Judge John Kane, has what a lot more judges in this country need, common sense. He believes the federal sentencing guidelines for child pornography are too rigid.…

PBS’s Pervert Park a Disappointment

PBS’s Pervert Park , a documentary by Swedish filmmakers Frida and Lasse Barkfors, aired last night. I was so hoping that the show would help “light a fire for change”, but instead I found it to be rather disappointing and…

Jarod Fogle asks for Sentence Reduction

Several months ago, former Subway pitchman, Jarod Fogle, was sentenced to 15 years 8 months in prison  for child pornography and sex with underage children. This past week, he and his attorneys have sought an appeal through the Seventh Circuit…