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How many kids are on the sex offender registry?

[narsol.org – 6/12/18]

By Michael M. . . . The headlines today are full of stories of righteous indignation over immigrant children being separated from their families. While that dilemma is certainly newsworthy, the American public seems largely unaware of the fact that tens of thousands of our own children are being taken from their families each year and tossed into a rapacious legal system that chews them up and spits them out as sex offenders As hard as it may be to believe, The Department of Justice estimates that there are at least 89,000 children on the sex offender registry, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that it’s destroying their lives.

Imagine, for a moment, what it would be like to have your child listed publicly on the sex offender registry, complete with a photograph, home address, and even a description of the sex crime that resulted in his (or her) inclusion on the list. Consider what kind of life your child would have if, because of sex offender restrictions, he couldn’t attend school, go to a park or swimming pool, or have a birthday party because other children will be there. Some states simultaneously have laws requiring minors to attend school while at the same time forbidding sex offenders from being anywhere near a school. 44% of sex offenders overall (and presumably juvenile sex offenders, as well) are unable to live with their supportive families due to residency restrictions. Many are forced into foster care, even as bills have been introduced to bar juvenile sex offenders from foster homes and other communal youth facilities.

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  1. The Unforgiven

    As long as it saves just “one child”.

  2. Facts should matter

    How many kids adults are on the registry that aren’t a legitimate public safety concern?

  3. kind of living

    I sure am glad that I was born in a better time to be a kid , I truly feel for kids now days because this is the most up tight and bland time I have seen , State have aways been after our kids . and each year that go’s by the state is taking more and more of their lives away as well as freedoms . forcing them to be this new brand of person the state want them to be rather than who the child wants to be , Choice is all but gone , its sad as anything in history dumb down some and open doors for others , its been going on for a very long time but the name it different , it was and still is sick ass race control , and then there is drug control , then sex control , then the me too age , I don’t see how kids are suppose to make it these days with out being messed up in the head by the “state” not by some monster in a van and trench coat

    • Harry

      So true Kind! If a kid uses his fore finger he will be arrest for banishing gun and if, he uses his middle finger he will be on the sex offender registry.

  4. AO

    Wow, 10% of the registries total! I honestly don’t think the general public is aware of this fact, nor the fact that children as young as 8 are on there, nor the fact that their child could end up on the registry for having normal sexual relations with like-aged piers, nor the fact that sexting is become more and more common of the reason for registration.

  5. Had 'bout enough

    I hate everything about the reg. and all the crap laws but sometimes I’m not so sure it’s really the states doing. While they do put all these laws into effect, they do it to make points with the public and if the public was a bit more wise and not so blood thirsty, I don’t see most of these laws being a thing. We are by far the most hated class in the country and the supreme court upheld the right of the people to do as they damn well please with us. So in effect it’s perfectly legal and morally acceptable to be prejudice against us. We are the only class of people to which this applies. People/society need someone to hate. We make easy targets so the state then feeds us to them. There’s actually a vid on youtube that explains peoples need to hate (someone) and it goes back to the beginning of recorded time. It actually lines up perfectly with us and our situation.

    Before you slam me for defending them (state/society) understand I’m not excusing a damn thing. But the State may not be the real problem. They tend to reflect the outspoken public. The public on the other hand can be extremely cruel until it’s hard to do. If it’s easy they are all for it, but when there is a cost involved then they are not so keen. I have stated in another post, awhile back, when someone was talking about how we are being killed and it could be used to buy our freedom. I told them (and still believe), it’s not our blood that matters. Only theirs.

    • AO

      Of course the state is the problem. They allow for this. When segregation ended, over 90% of the country was against ending it. The state went against the grain because it was the morally right thing to do. The state is supposed to be the parent that keeps its children (citizens) in line and not simply fold to their demands. If your kids are screaming for ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you don’t give in because you know better. The state is currently spineless and they are 100% to blame. The job of 100 individuals in the government should not supersede the rights of nearly 1 million people because the public is ignorant and blood thirsty.

    • kind of living

      the state and or courts have a job to do . And they have guide lines to go by its called the constitution , and when the state go’s out of its way to work around the constitution or change it so it gives them more power to contain or imprison or control the unpopular , this is the state out of control of its self , because the constitution was not written for the popular it was written to cover the unpopular , so the state needs to be held accountable for their crimes against its citizens , when this country was founded it was the unpopular that need protection the most , and its still that way , laws are put in place to protect the no brainer everyday . so the constitution is what is in place to protect us from such unjust laws , people are people and history repeats its self all the time , so the founding fathers where not the dolts , the dolts are the idiots that are trampling on the constitution , To Days State

  6. Had 'bout enough

    AO and Kind, both fair points. But i still hate the public as well. 🙂

    • AO

      To quote Agent Kay of Men in Black, “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. “

      • R M

        @AO, my neighbor is deathly afraid of snakes and while we (she and I) were cleaning up our backyards, she saw a snake and freaked. I told her that the snake only wanted to be left alone and was actually a benefit to us as it eats bugs, which were flying all around us as we worked. She still said she hated snakes and wanted it dead. I wouldn’t let her kill it and stated our city laws which in killing a non-venomous snake could lead her in jail for up to a year and a $1000 fine. I also told her that I wasn’t afraid of any animals except humans; she had to think about that for a while and eventually agreed.

  7. Marty

    80,000 kids currently on the Registries. How many current adult Registrants first joined the list when they were minors? If one crunches basic stats per other recent articles, the overall total jumps a few hundred-thousand.

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