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Sex Offender Laws are Grounded in Cruelty, NOT Reality (A Response to the Oklahoman OpEd)

[once-fallen.blogspot.com 4/23/18]

Back on April 10th, The Oklahoman published a biased pro-registry Op-Ed entitled “Sex Offender Laws Grounded in Reality, not Cruelty.” I wrote and submitted a rebuttal piece but they’re too cowardly to publish the truth. Thus, I thought I’d share the OpEd here:

Sex Offender Laws are Grounded in Cruelty, NOT Reality

By Derek W. Logue of OnceFallen.com, Anti-Registry Activist

In response to a similarly titled Op-Ed, I wish to counter that numerous CO registry laws were properly struck down as unconstitutional in a US District Court and I hope the 11th Circuit upholds this important ruling. Similar decisions, including Commonwealth v. Muniz (PA), State v. Williams (OH), and Does v. Snyder (MI/ 6th Cir.), have made similar rulings, and rightfully so.

First, registry laws are NOT based on reality. Registries are reactionary laws inspired by rare tragedies, leading to a bloated mass of nearly 900,000 names, including kids as young as age 10, drunks who urinated in public, and even people who did not commit a sexual offense. (In one instance, Illinois courts upheld a ruling forcing a man to register for grabbing the arm of a 14 year old girl to chastise her for stepping in front of his moving car.)

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  1. T

    Good article

  2. J

    Very well wrote. Perfect and on point!!

  3. CR

    Good rebuttal, but it’s the 10th Circuit, not the 11th.

  4. David

    Excellent reply!

  5. American Detained in America

    The only problem is that having it on oncefallen.com means it won’t be read by the same people who read the original article.

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