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VA: Devoy – Has Virginia’s sex offender registry kept us safe?

Recently, Gov. Terry McAuliffe set up an independent commission to look at the 20 years since parole was abolished and determine whether it should be revived. “It’s time to review whether that makes sense,” he said during a radio appearance. “Is it keeping our citizens safe? Is it a reasonable, good, cost-effective way? Are we rehabilitating folks?” he asked. “Are sentences too long for nonviolent offenses? Are we keeping people in prison too long?”

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Mary Devoy….Most of you know of her; many of you read her blog. Thousands of people read her blog too, which just turned two years old. Of course for years before that she ran Virginia RSOL. But that went defunct; people wouldn’t consistently help her. Now she carries on alone, but not with just her blog. She is an incredibly active one person powerhouse, and fights directly in the faces of legislators when in session. Off session she is busy confronting many, many problem people for our cause. If you think Virginia, always think Mary. But here’s the thing; she… Read more »

They’re too busy circling the wagon around the Confederate Flag to care.

I don’t disagree, she doesn’t get the support that she should out here. I am in Virginia and have shared many emails with her, she is wonderful and so on top of everything. I would love to be able to do more to help too, but as I am still on federal probation (and currently trying to end it early) I feel I am limited in what I can do to help. Add in my family, $$ for gas, and I am currently in school and it’s just hard to give the time she deserves. I wish she could get… Read more »

There a few loan rangers and clusters who are contributing to the main cause and education about the plight of RC and families. I applaud people like Mary, Tom Madison, Oncefallen and many others for their contributions

I’ve joined up with Mary a few times to speak to the slime that runs our Government, she is always calm and collected when she speaks. It’s a shame everyone always has a million reasons for not showing up to speak in Richmond or Washington. I feel if you Don’t show up once in awhile to speak to our slime bag government then the registry is right where your sorry asses belong. If your reading this Mary, I plan to buy a real suit and tie this year. The last time I showed up in Richmond, the Door guard looked… Read more »

To: Chris : Thank you for your comment. It’s very reassuring to know there are people there who care about Mary.
Has any one come forward on taking up the ACLU’s offer to go after this years new law on the newspaper advertisement garbage about registrants going to their children’s school activities? Also, didn’t Mary uncover at this session that the legislature didn’t know all the particulars when penalties were increased a few years ago? Ripe for a class action suit…

To: Two states East, I contacted The ACLU 2 years ago about being a voter and not allowed to go to Government meetings on school grounds. They did Nothing. I contacted Our governor about the issue and all he did was forward my Email to the State Police, their reply was if I don’t like it, I should contact a lawyer.

I have contacted ACLU both in N. Cal and Oregon about RC issues that should be addressed. I received “form” letters back from them, stating “they do not handle sex offender cases and advises me to contact a lawyer. I believe ALCU are trying to protect their funding base by avoiding RC. If, ALCU was serious about civil rights for everyone, they should have been the first cannon ball out against Megan’s Law.

TO: Harry, I believe the ACLU Gets some public funding and you might have a case against the ACLU for Discrimination. Wouldn’t that look sour for them in the news. It’s good to hear your not sitting around crying about Our issues like so many others.

Jeez man, the ACLU defended the rights of the American Nazis to march in a Jewish neighborhood in what I remember was — Iowa? Are we more embarrassing to them than those? The ACLU can, or has the potential to do, things based on principle alone. They are probably getting popularity confused with principle.

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