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Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry

A group of attorneys general are fighting a 2017 court ruling that declared Colorado’s sex offender registry “cruel and unusual.” Full Article

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Attorney General Hunter Leads 10th Circuit States in Opposing Ruling that Colorado Sex Offender Registration is Unconstitutional (AG Press Release)

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  1. Robin

    Cost Effective & Finance 101

    US debt 20+ trillion, makes a lot of sense when you have programs such as this where money in truth is just “tossing it out the window”
    Fiscal Year:
    2018
    Solicitation Title:
    SMART FY 18 Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program
    Estimated Program Funding: Up to $14,000,000.00
    Estimated Award – Average Amount: Up to $400,000.00
    Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 50

    Above as you can see average amount in total dollars per 50 awards (states ??) 400 million. I guess compared to the 22.5 billion for body cameras it would be cost effective…lol

    Below is just part of the 2018 budget for doj spending. When speaking of finance 101, isn’t it a given one should not spend wildly if you don’t have the funds. All I have posted here are items that, I see, are unnecessary spending when you don’t have it to spend. It is not all inclusive though, you can see more for yourselves at https://www.grantsnet.justice.gov/programplan/html/Solicitations.htm

    This may not be tossing it out the window but still?
    OJJDP FY 18 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative
    OJJDP Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $63,000,000.00
    OJJDP FY 18 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative: Category 1: National Mentoring
    OJJDP Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $63,000,000.00
    OJJDP FY 18 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative: Category 2: Multi-state Mentoring
    OJJDP Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $63,000,000.00
    OJJDP FY 18 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative: Category 3: Mentoring for Youth on Probation
    OJJDP Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $63,000,000.00
    BJA FY 18 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $22,500,000.00

    OJJDP FY 18 Prison Rape Elimination Act
    OJJDP Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $20,000.00

    Do the first three below have anything to do with the registry????
    BJA FY 18 Project Safe Neighborhoods
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $6,500,000.00
    BJA FY 18 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $1,200,000.00
    BJA FY 18 Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Reducing Recidivism Through Systems Improvement
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $11,000,000.00
    OVW FY 2018 Sexual Assault Services Formula Program
    OVW Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $22,750,000.00
    BJA FY 18 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program: CATEGORY 1: Joint Partnership or State-Agency Facilitated Application
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $22,500,000.00
    BJA FY 18 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program: CATEGORY 2: IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION OF BWC PROGRAMS FOR MID-SIZED AGENCIES
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $22,500,000.00
    BJA FY 18 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program: CATEGORY 3: IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION OF BWC PROGRAMS FOR LARGE AGENCIES
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $22,500,000.00
    BJA FY 18 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program: CATEGORY 4: IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION OF BWC PROGRAMS FOR EXTRA-LARGE AGENCIES
    BJA Q3: APR/MAY/JUN Up to $22,500,000.00

    • Robin

      Ooops, I put million rather than 400 thousand. And in other areas should be million not billion.

      What was on my mind was I found a page on just PA alone that showed about 12 year and it was 12 billion over that time period for all grants concerning doj grants. Couldn’t wrap my head around that figure and most was more likely unnecessary spending.

  2. T

    Sounds like fear and intimidation is trying to make this judge change his mind and manipulate him. I say be strong and stand for what he believes in and persevere.

    • CR

      No one is trying to get Judge Matsch to change his mind. This appeal goes to the 10th Circuit, not to Matsch. The AGs want the 10th Circuit to reverse Judge Matsch’s ruling.

  3. Tim L

    The political class quickly came to realize the usefulness of databases (not just SOR,but many other govt databases) to maintain their positions in our system. It became necessary given the large amount of debt being generated by overblown budgets to utilize them for full effect. If it were a private company we’re discussing then natural selection would occur forcing economic collapse via bankruptcy. However, we’re discussing something outside of that regulated by natural law, we call it politics. Much of what occurs in politics is deal making. You scratch my back and I will reciprocate. Lawyers call it quid pro quo. “Quid” being the English term for money. Lawyers thrive in times like these. The rest of us will not.

    • Happy, joyous and free

      @Tim L. I agree with your point, just a minor correction. “Quid pro quo” is Latin. It is quite likely that the English slang of “quid” (which is an English pound) came from the Latin phrase, not the other way around. I agree that lawyers will make a lot of money, we live in very litigious times.

      Having been a Federal employee as well as a contractor, information IS money. That being said, our country is broke. It has been for a long time. Nobody wants to face the reality that we cannot afford what we are doing, and the populace as a whole doesn’t understand, much less care, because the majority of the sheeple want handouts vs being productive members of society. The politicians hand out money like candy.

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