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Tier it up

California is one of only four states that require adults convicted of certain sex crimes to register with local law enforcement each year for life. Crime-free for 50 years? Bedridden? It doesn’t matter. This lifetime requirement has turned California’s registry into the largest in the country. There are roughly 800,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S., and around 100,000 of them live in California. Full Article

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Amazing. A fairly balanced and well-presented article on the subject from the media. What a pleasant surprise!

Damn good article to say the least. Lets hope now that the politicians listen for a change, but I have to believe that there’s a fat chance.

It’s a good article, but it still doesn’t shed light on the concerns I’ve raised, which include whether having multiple charges will be viewed the same as multiple convictions and automatically put someone on Tier 3, and that the proposal will take someone with more than one “low level” conviction and labeled low risk and change them to being a high risk Tier 3.

TD, with respect, how would a news reporter know the answer to your questions? We haven’t seen the bill as it is currently written. Which means the reporter hasn’t seen it yet either. The simple fact that we were not demonized, as usual, by a member of the media is a big deal all by itself! The bill we haven’t seen yet will likely be revised a dozen or more times, if it ever even makes it to the floor for debate. We all have questions about how this bill, if it ever materializes, will change our lives for better… Read more »

Of course I’m looking at this from the perspective of how it will negatively impact me, whether we admit it or not, we are all looking at this from our own perspective as well as the sum of the whole. But it’s not just me, it’s my family as well, so yeah, I’m against anything that is going to impact my family this negatively. And again, I’m sure there’s not a one who is truly accepting of something that will negatively impact themselves and their family, even if it does provide relief for others. If relief for others was at… Read more »

AWESOME ARTICLE! Hit it out of the ballpark.

Td you do have a legitimate concern I’m in the same position multiple offenses for the same conviction but if I interpret the recomendation correctly then only someone that has reoffended or has been declared a SVP by a mental institution will be in tier 3 . And I don’t agree that we should sacrafice some just to get relief for others. If my interpretation is correct then the tired system will actually not change ones status from low or moderate risk to high risk and if that’s the case then its a good thing but your right if it… Read more »

I get that, but unfortunately I was hit with a bogus second case and in which I was not properly able to fight and forced into a plea. Both cases were not serious offenses and had no victim, and the sum total time in custody was only 14 months(shows how non-serious they were). However, from everything I can find out, this proposed tier system will move me from being rated as low risk to high risk and take away any chance I might have to get relief from a C.O.R. in a few years.

So; just because John Gardner, one individual no less; committed a bad crime the proponents of these draconian and foolish laws think they need to continually punish thousands of people and their families? I’m not seeing how this makes any kind of sense or demonstrates sane thinking.

Well, don’t you know, a minor illegal sexual act is like a gateway drug to harder stuff. Sooner or later you’re up to kidnapping rape and murder! Remember the papaganda film “Reefer Madness”. Well now we have CSI and To Catch a Predator to create the myth of the sex addict.

1. GREAT ARTICLE! Fair, factual and direct! 2. Regarding the John Gardner horrible crime argument, let’s extend that reasoning to the drunk (and previously convicted) DUI driver who recently drove the wrong way on a SoCal freeway and killed several people (including children) in a horrible head-on crash. Applying the Gardner-style argument, ALL – yes, ALL – DUI drivers should be placed on a lifetime website registry AND have a big decal on their license plate (or vehicle) so everyone will know that person might just cause a similar terrible accident. But because our society is so freakishly obsessed with… Read more »

…and all DUI’s who drive violently get 25 to life. Like to see that pass the legislature unanimously.

BTW, DUI driving has a 44% recidivism rate.

All of this is moot if someone doesn’t champion this bill in the next few days

Tick Tock….

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