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MA: Judge says sex offender’s right to due process trumps public safety

In a recent ruling, a Superior Court judge said that concerns for public safety cannot trump a sex offender’s right to due process, FOX25 Investigates has learned.

On Aug. 16, Salem Superior Court judge Timothy Feeley, found the Sex Offender Registry Board violated one sex offender’s constitutional right to due process. His status as a level two sex offender was published on the internet on the same day he was classified, before he could file an appeal. Full Article

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  1. nomore

    Tick tock, people. Don’t rush to accept a tiered system based on a faulty pre-crime evaluation made up to keep you under their thumbs.

    We may be awhile more but it’s starting to happen. The judges are starting to speak out. That’s how it always begins, like whistleblowers, it takes those first brave souls. Then the trickle becomes a flood.

  2. JohnDoeUtah

    People lose their minds when the Constitution gets in the way of their agenda. The judge got the ruling right, required Constitutional protection far outweigh knee-jerk public safety concerns that are ineffective.

  3. DavidH

    For the past couple of weeks it’s so nice to wake to such good findings–feeling better about the current direction of the courts!

  4. Timmr

    So Fox 25 believes subverting the Constitution is good when it creates a false sence of security. That sort of reasoning should have everyone scared.
    If they are advocating the overthrow of the Constitution, it is media outlets like this we should fear.

    • nomore

      They’ve been that way for a very long time. I’ve seen CNN outright lie. One particularly glaring lie was a faked video that showed Syrian gas victims to prop up our governments assertion that Assad gassed his own people. It was all a lie. The very people ( al-Qaeda/Isis) that we called terrorists and swore to go after are the same ones we work hand in hand with in Syria to unseat Assad. They gassed the Syrian people most likely at our behest to frame Assad which they then tried to use as an excuse to invade. They’re the people that McCain and Graham called moderates, met with and funded/armed. All of that and more i can prove, zero speculation. I don’t trust anything that comes from a msm source. Fox, ABC, CNN, etc… right on down the line. That goes for 99% of government officials as well.

      • C

        Amen. The government and msm walk hand-in-hand telling an endless stream of lies to fulfill their agenda.

        • Joe

          At least the 6th Circuit actually called BS on the “preamble” that pretty much every SOR law has that states that all sex offenders demonstrate high levels of recidivism.

  5. Joe

    The “good” news about Massachusetts is at least they actually spend time trying figure out how an individual should be classified and said registrant is provided with an opportunity to appeal. In many of the “tiered” states, you classification is automatic and based on the AWA standards ro something similar. Under most of those, there is no way that an adult offender with a minor victim can ever be a Tier 1 registrant.

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