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IN: Suit – Law impedes sex offender’s voting rights

HARTFORD CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on Tuesday filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of a Hartford City man concerned that a change in state law might impede his ability to vote. A new law went into effect July 1 that prohibits “serious sex offenders” from entering school property.

“One of the consequences of this is that these persons will be prohibited from voting at their designated polling place if it is located on school property,” the ACLU’s suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, contends. Full Article

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I had a problem here in Lake County due to the large fire we had here for 2 weeks. First, the 2 evacuation centers were in the 2 nearest schools and Second, the County informational meeting was held at a school. So if I needed the evacuation center provided by the County, I was excluded. And I have no idea what information from the County I was excluded from hearing. So much for being a taxpayer with no services like other people receive.

I consider voting not just a right, but civic duty to be proud of as well. As a taxpayer, I have a right to be at a school when voting because that is a legitimate purpose. If someone steps on might right to vote, I WILL ALSO SUE to get my right back. I know that there is vote by mail, but i think it’s only fair i stand in line like most everyone else. For 12 years, i could not legally vote. Nobody’s going to stop me from exercising what rights i have left. In some states, laws were… Read more »

People may not know what “Stung’s First Postulate” is. In fact, it is the basis for all sex offender laws that come about in the United States.

Stung’s First Postulate:

“The purpose of all sex offender legislation is to return all sex offenders, no matter the level or date of their offense, to prison for the rest of their lives.”

Basic, yet stunningly true for decades, judicially entrenched in 2003.

Actually, I think the idea is more sophisticated than that, it is to create a panopticon, a virtual prison for all registrants wherever they be, inside, or even outside this country. The fear of the brick and mortar prison just serves as a backup to keep us all within the bounds of their special restriction laws.

Taxation without representation since no law makers represent any ex offender rights or needs and we are denied a vast variety of public services and public places. Yet were still required to pay taxes so we can be denied services and be ostrasized from public places.

Unfortunately, our government has failed to take steps that will make a meaningful difference in preventing sex offenses. Megan’s Law, civil commitment, and the newest trend in anti-sex offender legislation, banishment zones, which restrict sex offenders from living within certain geographic areas, all play to the fears of the public.

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