OTTAWA – The federal government plans to create a publicly accessible database of high-risk child sex offenders as part of a bill that takes aim at those who prey on young people. The legislation introduced Wednesday would also require registered sex offenders to provide more information when they travel abroad and permit more sharing of information between federal agencies.
In addition, the bill proposes making those convicted of child sex crimes against multiple children to serve their sentences consecutively. “Make no mistake about it,” said Justice Minister Peter MacKay. “If you sexually assault children in this country, you’re going to jail.” Full Article
The terminology ‘those who prey’ is exactly how the media creates the frenzy. Having once been convicted of any crime, having served the sentence, adhering to post release guidelines, and never having committed another crime is a good description of most registrants according to what I’ve been able to glean from the CAL DOC risk assessment document. I guess we are a group that can contain no people who have completed their sentences or God forbid “learned a lesson”.
So the JM in Canada serves up his warning with the mantra that any registrant is
traveling to the country with the specific intention of committing a crime. Now he has been brainwashed by guess who? And now he is in the process of disseminating those distortions down to the population and the voter blocs. This program is the biggest win-win in political history that I’ve seen, and it has very little to do with actual risk but everything to do with draconian laws and the way to undermine truth to reach those objectives.
Another big oversight of the coverage is the media, public officials, everyone AND their dog believes those on the list are either on parole have somehow escaped justice. The law imposed retroactively essentially makes them start completing their sentences all over again with no ability to recover. They just keep moving the bar and we are caught up in an essential ‘retrial and punishment’ without representation and without any thought of constitutional protection against such actions against us.
They ought to focus on high risk subjects and those whose sentences are being completed and demarcate the rest of the history cases and remove them from the web page.
Never have officials specifically relied on this data to solve crimes, since they have a superset of this information available to them and always will.
These web pages are essentially the twenty-first-century equivalent of the stocks,
which is cruel and unusual punishment. Canada has embarked on a new road here so it will be interesting to see if any how how much they have drunk from the well of fear and panic when they implement their program. Hopefully they will take pointers from England which uses a tiered system and people such at Pete Townsend, can get off after a period of finite ‘punishment’. Even they recognize this is punishment.
We can only imagine that the stories of registrants being denied entry to countries will now become formal policy and again signify another layer of retroactive punishment and bondage, thanks mostly to help from the US in violation of our rights against ex post facto punishment. ANY action taken Against us after our cases are completed is illegal. Make no doubt about it.
We need a boilerplate document to send to embassies prior to travel that will give us a chance of understanding the process with hopes of actually enjoying the rights we deserve as US Citizens and Human Beings. I wonder if Amnesty International has started but I’m sure this would be low on their list of priorities.