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TX: Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restrictions

Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas’ sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it’s a good thing.

As Grits told their indefatigable leader Mary Sue Molnar when the organization began, every other criminal justice reform group and activist in the state, including me, will inevitably sell them out at the Legislature. When someone says of a proposal, “well, we can do that but we have to exclude sex offenders,” reform advocates routinely will jump at the deal without a second thought. And in general, rightly so. One cannot succeed in legislative politics by making the perfect the enemy of the good. Full Article

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I try to contact the texas voices , because I wanted to move down there, one thing I could say is they truely fight for the reg citizens out there , but it is very hard to get in contact with them.

Posted in response to the authors response to a comment to his article: @Gritsforbreakfast You said “@Harry, let’s calm down and acknowledge that punishing people who committed sex crimes is different than punishing Jews who did nothing at all.” You’re probably aware there are two different legal systems at work in the US: 1) Criminal and 2)Civil. The purpose of the Criminal system can be summed up as “punishment.” However, the registration, registry, employment, etc. restrictions are formed under the aegis of the Civil system which is supposed to be concerned with the “public good” and not with “punishment.” The… Read more »

Eugene Darden , try emailing TXvoices again, they are real busy at this time going back and forth to Austin, many bad bills to deal with. Do you have a certain question that you need a answer too?

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