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Injustice: How the Sex Offender Registry Destroys LGBT Rights

It’s hard to believe that until recently, there were still laws on the books that made it illegal to be gay. Our legal system may no longer explicitly prohibit same-sex relationships, but we have found new ways to criminalize queer kids. We label them as sex offenders.
 
Across the country, children are put on sex-offense registries for behaviors that range from “playing doctor” to streaking to having consensual sex with peers a few years apart in age. The statistics are scary: out of 800,000 people on registries, one out of four — more than 200,000 — are under the age of 18. A child as young as 8 years old can be labeled as a “deviant.” Additionally, initial investigations show a disproportionate number of these youth are queer. Full Article

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  1. Anon 2308421

    For example, lets look at the “STATIC 99 test”…. Last question… Was your victim a MALE, if YES ADD A Point…

    so suppose you are GAY… like me… so I get a point because a MALE is my TYPE ?

    What about a ? for the STR8 People… Was your Victim a Female ?… if so ADD A POINT…. WTFFFF ????

    Im my case Shouldnt there e a ? WAS YOUR VICTIM A Female….? and that have a POINT and it would show I was a deviant… as If it was a FEMALE and IM Gay it would show I went after anything that “moves” ?

    Total SCAM…. Same with Sharper Future !

    • Timmr

      Yes, I was thinking that, too. The scoring is biased against sexual preference. I don’t think they factored in that conviction rates do not necessarily reflect recidivism. If that were the case, one may assume people of color repeat crimes more the whites, rather than it being a system rigged against them.

    • Kris Klein

      The test gets worst than that. With static-99, they consider child pornography images ‘victims’ So you may be bi-curious or not gay at all when you viewed or downloaded a same sex file. You’ll still get the extra point

      • Static-99R = Rigged

        …plus the extra point the Static-99R gives for a “non-contact offence.” Explain to me why the Static test “developers” think violent offenses score ZERO points, but a non-contact offense gets one point. Maybe because the 1970s based Static-99R sample is considered a “trade secret” by its Canadian developers (Karl Hanson, Harris, Phenix, Thornton)? When personal liberties depend on tests like the Static-99R, this bogus test ought to be subject to scrutiny and transparency. All we know is the Static-99R is derived from “particularly violent” offenders from the 1970s. Yet Static-99R proponents think its appropriate to apply this same fraud “instrument” to all other types of offenders, including non-contact ones. The Static-99R is emblematic of the problem with our sex offense laws: that they lump the worst sex offenses with less serious ones. The Static-99R ignorantly lumps all types of sex offenses together in measurement… with no regard to the severity of alleged FUTURE offense that may or may not occur.

      • KARL

        Here is an article that highlights one of the Static-99R so called “developer,” Amy Phenix, “making her living” from testifying against sex offenders using her Static-99 scam. The article is in The New Yorker — titled “The Science of Sex Abuse” — and points out some of the seemingly insurmountable pseudo science (and its Amy Phenix-like-Minority-Report-charlatans) that we must begin to challenge, discredit, and expose as scams propagated by scam artists and con men: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/01/14/the-science-of-sex-abuse/

      • Jacob

        I sure wish there was some Assistance or lawsuit for some decent attorney that would be willing to take some actions

  2. 72 FLH

    more like catch 22 , than stat 99 lol

  3. Kris Klein

    Absolutely absurd! That Texas law should be challenged as unconstitutional. Bad enough being charged as an adult for a relationship with a minor, but I would also have been charged as a 16, 15 , 14 year old because my partner was the same sex although we were the same age? How far down in age do they go in Texas? They’re probably charging 10 year olds too

    • Timmr

      Kris, I think you are right, I remember seeing on this site a mention about a ten year old on the registry in Texas. Anyone correct me if I am have the wrong state.

  4. DPH

    Strange, I am GLBTQQ and have been since elementary in the closet for a physical harm safety reason, now it bit me when i finally fell in love and an banned for life! Not really, because he is still my friend and will attend a Berk meeting soon! Getting punished for loving someone and repressed growing up and finally breathing and getting spanked, Don’t get me wrong, I deserve to be here like all the rest of us,
    but breaking the law i did. He was 16, I turned 19, long relationship, parental approval, until I ‘turned their son GAY’
    It’s hard for all of us to understand that some have to sneak into other countries by a “Coyote” mule just as some immirgrants sneak into here, minus the Great Wall of the south if Trump doesn;t get Trumped.
    I don’t really understand what type of blindfold the SCOTUS folks wore (it wasn’t rainbow,LOL) wore when they all decided the majority that we are NOT being continually punished for going off probation/parole and being RC’s and following the law when we are all so limited in normal day to day movement. No real Vacay for us, that’s for sure. Others are railroaded or used for “A Showing” so they Judge will be rewarded and regain the bench or others being enrolled longer in their political office.
    We are all punished for Life, as Lifers until the Tiered Program wakes up Calif.
    Being Gay is NOT at all what’s it supposed to be a Parade nor Fiesta or Pride, mine’s down, I’ve been beat up like some of us, mine a double whammy.

    Oh, btw, like the new design and name of our unique identifier group.
    The pages are easier to read and easier to find info. Good Job!

    Hope more turn up at meetings, and can physically make it and realize that it is expensive and challenging for alot to attend. Hope to see most of you there. Thanks for all your comments!

    (Always watch your backs) Alot of Ignorant folk out there, GLBTQQ or Straight.

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