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Conceived in Failure: The Adam Walsh Act’s Dangerous Consequences to Society

This short analysis of the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act of 2006 and its implementation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeks to explore the background, philosophical failures and statistics to justify repeal of the AWA.  Additionally, there are significant policy recommendations that provide real reforms that provide enhanced community safety while not violating Constitutional principles or denying the ability for former offenders to successfully reenter society.  The AWA is a dangerous, destabilizing, retroactively applied law that: … Full Article

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Outstanding read! This person hits it clearly. I’m pleased that he pointed out the autors of AWA (Foley and Walsh) both committed sex offenses with minors and aren’t on any registries. John Walsh is a very, very bad man. Check out his history of failure and lies.

Stable Employment. Stable Housing. Treatment for Mental Conditions or Chemical Dependency. Positive Social Circles for Accountability and Support. All important conditions for allowing most sexual offenders to escape social controls. I think we can all agree that offenders need to realize they have broken sexual trusts which they need to work hard to regain. BUT!!! Law enforcement, legislators, judges and probably most of the public believe that the medical community is inept and therapy ineffective in it’s goal to control IMMORAL sexual activity. Therein lies the crux of the problem. While the medical community has learned a lot about sex… Read more »

Very good article about the facts and the situation; I strongly disagree with its proposals about how to reform SOR. After presenting a very strong argument completely against SOR, all the article is calling for is that it not be for lifetime, but it urges retaining SOR for a minimum of 10 years for least offenses and longer, maybe at least 30 years for more serious offenses. And that is not be on the Internet. Gee, it isn’t even logical; if you are going to present this strong a case that SOR is wrong and counter-productive and a waste of… Read more »

We as usual, you’re spot-on and the answer to your question as to why the brave paralegal modulated his vehemence thus is that if he didn’t he would never be able to run for Congress in twelve or fifteen years.

Sex Offenders are Objects of Hatred. Sex offender laws are hate-laws and the society needs them to make itself feel better.

I’m tellin’ ya’..we’re fighting this the wrong way! Every time a pyrrhic victory is achieved at the hands of the legal system, another nuclear device is detonated against us.

You are so right to refer to SOR as a hate law. Actually, I go farther and routinely call it a hate crime. That is its entire sales point: hate. And it is used for purposes of diverting of attention.

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