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MD: Ruling could scrub quarter of sex offender registry

One-fourth of the names on Maryland’s sex offender registry could be removed after the state’s top court expanded Monday on an earlier ruling that adding offenders from before the list was created violated the state constitution. The Court of Appeals declared last year that the state could not require the registration of people who committed their crimes before October 1995, when the database was established. State officials removed the one name in question in that case but maintained that federal law required them to keep older cases in the database. Full Article

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  1. Q

    Hmmm….. “Lisae C. Jordan, the executive director of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said the ruling means Maryland will now need to look at other ways to track dangerous offenders.”

    I have to wonder just how many of these people are truly “dangerous”. If anyone ever bothered to check the facts they would have to conclude that the probability of a dangerous “offender” being released in this group is indeed very small, and more than likely non existent.

    “Lisae C. Jordan, the executive director of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said the ruling means Maryland will now need to look at other ways to track dangerous offenders.”

    “We cannot rely on the registry,” she said. “We need to take other steps.”

    Oh really?!?!

    I wonder how many people Jordan has “saved” and how many sexual assaults the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault has prevented. I personally have looked long and hard and was unable to find one single documented case of someone being “protected” or “just one child” being “saved” by organizations like her’s, and the same goes for the registry and the plethora of laws aimed at people forced to become registrants.

    I believe the more likely reason these victims rights groups exist if purely for financial gain; nothing more, and nothing less. Something to consider is the fact that the National Center For Missing And Exploited Children has, as of 2008 received $32 million in government aid. What’s that? Unbelievable you say? Just check the centers 2008 annual report for 2008 at

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/ResourceServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=3679,NC171.pdf

    I strongly suggest anyone that cares about or is a registrant get the book by Alex Landon / Elaine Haaeck titled “A Parallel Universe”. The above information can be found in chapter 15, page 156. This book documents the beginning of the registry from start up to now. I believe anyone that gets this book will be as appalled as I am in the way this entire mess / lie cam into existence.

    • Q

      BTW:

      The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children is John Walsh’s “victims rights group. Is anyone aware of the fact that Opra Winfrey has her very own victims rights group too? It’s a good way to get rich if you don’t care about honesty and scruples. I think CA-RSOL should start a “victims rights group”; the victims being us registrants, and use the $ to expand the fight for freedom from injustice and tyranny.

      • ab

        Good for Maryland, at least some might get off the registry.

        As for the NCMEC I have always wondered how and when if a child is missing the organization raises the status from just missing to missing and exploited?

        If RSOL at the national level formed a victims rights group I think it would be a real kick in the gut if it fought for honesty and greater resolution on all sides. Really think about it, the ultimate goal is not just to reform current laws….it is to eventually significantly reduce and eliminate the occurance of sex offenses which translates to far fewer offenders and thus far fewer victims.

        Which is better (in the long run) having really expensive and complicated proceedures to keep track of offenders or having excellent targeted front end strategies that address problems before they become problems leaving additional resources after the fact just incase something is caught afterwards.

        It’s fantastic that 1/4 of the registry in maryland might get scrapped, but the fact that we think as a society that registries are the best way to deal with sex offenses shows how out of tune with reality we are.

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