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Minnesota Sex Offender Program violates human rights (Opinion)

The Associated Press reported this week on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. This civil commitment program allows the state to place sex-offenders who have finished their prison sentences into high-security custody for an indefinite period. In other words, if sex-offenders meet certain, supposedly objective criteria, Minnesota holds the authority to put them in a penal dungeon, with little hope of release within their lifetime. This is not only a violation of due process, but a complete removal of any of the needed neutral tendencies of law. Full Opinion Piece

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Judges nor politicians have a clue as to what it means to uphold the constitution which is a sworn oath they take while excepting the office that they now hold and have a disregard for.

The fact that sex offenders, particularly those with proclivities toward children and teenagers, are so hated and loathed by society at large means that the system can do whatever it wants with these offenders constitutional or not because no one is going to come rallying to their defense. They’re easy targets. Society is of the attitude that no punishment is too great and that no stigma is too debilitating.

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