Board wants to remove low-risk sex offenders from registry

Sacramento — The state board that oversees California’s sex offender registration laws wants to thin out and overhaul the registry because they say it has grown too big and does not help law enforcement or the public differentiate between offenders who pose significant risks and those not likely to reoffend. Full Article

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dr…I think Janice and RSOL are trying to establish better ground to fight on. When we get a tiered system in place I see it as a starting point not an end all. The tiered system gives us something to chip away at. I understand the frustrations of being on the registry for a life time, but remember we just recently stepped into the information age. Most of those making laws are out-dated and like me are from a different way of thinking. TRUTH and TIME will make things right. Change is the only constant,,,we just need to continue to engage, engage, engage! Just having this dialog brings us closer to the changes needed. Stand strong.

According to research conducted by Dr. Karl Hanson, a PhD psychologist recognized as the world’s leading expert, a person who does not commit a new sex offense within 17 years has the same likelihood of committing a sex offense as someone who has never committed a sex offense. California RSOL has used this argument to persuade elected officials that either such a person does not belong on the registry or everyone belongs on the registry. We will continue to make that argument next year when a new tiered registry bill is introduced.

Here’s a “backdoor” route to get to Janice’s interview on KFI:

http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_content/616/2014/05/mp3/default/sex_registry_0_1401215263.mp3

The iHeart Radio system is a train wreck! The link above will send you straight to the mp3 file, and it should play on just about any device.

By the way, AWESOME JOB, Janice! As far as listening to people like Bill Carroll go on and on, I can certainly understand why KFI’s ratings have collapsed in the past couple of years. Sorry, I just think the guy’s annoying. But, Janice was wonderful on there.

I do under stand and thank you Janice for all your help.

Getting information made public regarding proposed changes in the registry is a huge step forward. Information based on fact to be absorbed by the masses is my opinion key. The proposed recommendation regarding a tiered system for the Registry made the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday edition.

The bottom line is this! This is very similar to the civil rights movement! Change takes time. The Federal Judge ruling the parks/beach/library bans unconstitutional is HUGE! Otherwise , more and more bans/laws would continue to arise yearly! We could be facing a ban on malls or? The idea of a government agency making this statement is huge ! Give it a little time !

I think once people realize that the abduction rate of children has little connection to the registry things will change. Thing is the media has been so successful in turning rarely occurring crimes into perceived epidemics. Don’t see them stopping soon.

Guess I must have posted in the wrong blog
MS you are totally right, we all have to band together if we are to make a difference. I have lost everything that ever meant anything to me!
My own family has turned against me. My wife divorced me,and my son has disowned me. I never laid a hand on anyone yet I am still forced to register for 25 years. I pose no threat to anyone. They have also stated that I am not a court determined sexual predator. I constantly think of suicide. It seems to be the only way out. I am 54 years old, too old to start over. I recently joined Women Against The Registry in hopes of making a difference. I encourage everyone else to do the same if you have not done so already. The public considers us all as child molesters and rapists. They need to be informed as to what the truth really is. We can talk or we can fight, but none of us can do it alone.

What a decisive issue this has become. My crime was better than yours? I am a lower risk than you? This could be a brilliant move to divide the troops. Watch out.

I believe if I’m not mistaken the registry was initially created to protect our children. However from what I have seen it has become a political theatre that exploits them. I have heard of children as young as six years old being placed on the registry. Now let’s look at this realistically, who is really doing the damage here? It is no more than a blatant lie conceived by politicians and law makers to appease the delusioned public for their own selfish gain and gratification. A quote from Josef Stalin: The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened. It appears that someone has instilled a great deal of fear into the people of the United States. Hmm wonder who that would be, and for what reason? It seems that right around election time is always a good time to tighten the noose on the witches. Oh excuse me I meant sexoffenders!