CO: Complex sex offender system isn’t working, say lawmakers and lawyers

When he was 22 years old in 2003, ____ ____ met a girl online. She was two months away from her 15th birthday, and he knew it.

Both were living in Colorado Springs, and after two months of chatting online, they met and had sex. The girl told ____ that she had been sexually involved with men his age before, so he thought it was no big deal, he said.

“I kind of got myself into feeling I was her friend,” ____ said. “If I said no, she was going to take that wrong.” Full Article

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I’m not surprised to see some sense of realization of the excesses of Colorado’s policies after the legal carnage that ensued when their practices followed their boneheaded policies. I’ve looked on their web site and found from day one that it was full of the types of lies and stereotypes that generate fear, hysteria and subsequently hate and enduring social isolation for registrants. Wasn’t it Colorado the state in which a registrant was admonished for talking to his step daughter about her pregnancy suggestion he was making unauthorized third party contact with a minor?

I’m sure their DOJ’s policies implied that in order for psychologists to keep earning money from the state, they had to deviate from the truths about individuals to force these legislative fantasies down the throats of registrants and their families.

While it is good to see some progress in the embryonic state, since they are so extremely far into the draconian mode, any improvements may serve only to keep them still among the worst states essentially. After their model of “no known cure”, and the lies that have become truths after being told thousands of times, I have no hope they could ever undo that damage that has been unnecessarily done to registrants and their families.

We can only hope and keep our fingers crossed that a measure of substantial change can be realized and that can set other examples nationwide for some relief. This however may actually take decades as we have seen that time taken to undo these policies is many times greater than it took to set them up. Add to that the pride the legislators have in their inability to admit wrongdoing. Again, I’d like to be optimistic but Colorado has gone to the extreme and my take is that it will take something short of an eternity to undo the damage.

After reading through this long article it’s plain to see why this punk is doing so much hard time. Rules for him are meant for other people.
For this type of offender, fair treatment and programs don’t work because they continue to use their manipulative behavior to remain in control.
In my opinion, this article does little to support the ethical treatment of registrants who have worked hard at becoming worthwhile members of society.

We need to abolish the ENTIRE registry. It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL on so many levels !!! Due process..VIOLATED!!!…Exp post facto…VIOLATED!!! Cruel and unusual punishment…VIOLATED!!!
Civil liberties…VIOLATED !!! Double jepardy…VIOLATED!!! Right to prvacy…VIOLATED!!! Right to pursue, life,liberty & happiness…VIOLATED!!! Freemdom of speech…Violated!!!