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MA: US Marshals, police team up to hunt ‘predators’

A partnership between the US Marshals and state and local police has sharply increased arrests of sex offenders who fail to register.  Full Article

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  1. Joe

    It never fails to amaze how the failure to register, where registration is a civil consequence, is a complete strict liability criminal offense with pretty much automatic prison time. The only thing more upsetting than that fact is the sheeple who cheer for this use of our tax dollars (see the recent posts on this site about 85 years prison and Life without Parole for Failure to Register).

    Ironically, on this article in the Boston Globe, there is a related news article on the same page titled “Activists plead for legislators to create jobs, not prisons” http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/26/rally-calls-for-legislators-halt-prison-expansion-and-instead-focus-employment/hHeslAU3LAfeO0OIjWoBPK/story.html

    Ha ha.

  2. Tim

    This is what got this guy sent to prison for an infraction of civil law, with no violence and no victims:
    1) assuming that failure to register equals intend to commit a serious crime.
    2) assuming this guy had a gun because someone said so, and of course you assume he’ll do anything because of assumption #1.
    The punch line is that after the officers build this guy up to be the next Adam Walsh copy cat, he simply comes out of the house and gives himself up. I can almost hear the lament of the last deputy quoted. Like a hunter hoping to bag a man eating tiger, out from the burrow creeps a ferret.

  3. wonderin

    “These sexual predators — that’s what they are, predators — will go anywhere, across state lines, across the world, and it’s important that we have these partnerships of Marshals and local and State Police tracking them,” said US Marshal John Gibbons, representing Massachusetts.”

    Which translate to: “I can claim anything I want to about these people because I don’t have to prove it. No, I don’t have any evidence they were actively stalking anyone one but I don’t need no stinkin’ evidence.

    “The law requires sex offenders to comply with registration obligations by providing accurate, updated offender information, which helps prevent further victimization of children and other vulnerable populations,” said Saundra Edwards, chair of the Sex Offender Registry Board.

    Of course she believes it. It’s her job and provides her a lucrative living off the backs of people just wanting to be left alone who probably feel enough is enough.

    And of course a bogus headline reading US Marshals, police team up to hunt ‘predators’ ,even if it is a lie, does sell newspapers.

    • Q

      Hi wonderin:

      I too want to see the proof they base their statements on. Have you ever noticed that there has NEVER been anything published to back up their claims? Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I have never seen anything that corroborates their claims. What I have seen is ample evidence that their claim’s are baseless, not grounded in fact and continually proven to be untrue/outright lie’s by empirical studies, as well as the results of their claims used to get laws and ordinances passed.

      • wonderin

        Hi Q

        As you can see from this scholarly article, even trained psychologist are subject to the ignorance and fear of the hype placed upon sex offenders.
        I appreciate the term used as “prejudice towards sex offenders” which translates to (preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

        Rob Weiss, one of the country’s foremost experts on sex addiction, treats and advocates for a largely unpopular population within the recovery community. Committed to bringing recovery from sexual addiction into an active part of the community’s vernacular, Rob is a pioneer, and to many, a hero. Because of his work in the field, his transparency regarding his personal experience, and his boundless generosity in helping others, Rob easily makes our list of #heroesofhope this week.

        http://www.freedominstitute.org/blog/addiction-and-recovery/clinician-prejudice-toward-sex-offenders/

        • Q

          Hi wonderin:

          Jenner Bishops use of the word “prejudice” pretty much sum’s up the wall she is up against. The word prejudice is defined as “an opinion formed without adequate basis”; that’s what my dictionary says, but it’s basically the same definition yours gives. Her colleagues obviously believe the media and law enforcement hype the press loves to run with. I think it’s these two entities that give a false sense of legitimacy to the claims made by proponents of these laws; always people with stake in keeping the myth alive; a myth that has been empirically proven to be a myth. This prejudice is one of the wall erected in our path that we must somehow overcome. These people that did not comply with state laws have placed themselves in a position to be harmed.

  4. JB

    The pretzel logic our overlord class continues to use is absolutely ridiculous.

  5. none

    Utter BS. They are saving kids? They need to prove that he did anything else wrong. Oh wait they have NOTHING. Same baseless lies and calling him a preditor. Failure to register is a civil commitment wrapped up with criminal litigation. It opens it self to being unconstitutional anyways, making a none illegal anything into a what a violent something? Exactly what else did he do? Any prof?

  6. j

    so if you fail to register, you are a predator?

    if one can grope workers in elevators, buy off witness, and then become governor, then he is a hero?

    what universal truths have eluded us and society at large?

    • Margaret Moon

      I think the truth has NOT eluded us, it’s one of historical longstanding, “those with wealth and powerful connections are above the law.” Occasionally they seem to anger someone more powerful or are used as a public sacrifice and then are publicly shamed and may pay a (usually) small tribute for their sin, but it doesn’t ruin them. I think we all know this “truth” but don’t have the horsepower to change it.

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