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Sex assaults in high school sports minimized as ‘hazing’

The Georgia school district said it was investigating the baseball players for “misbehavior” and “inappropriate physical contact.” What it didn’t reveal was that a younger teammate had reported being sexually assaulted. Full Article

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  1. Harry

    With the exception of the few serious injuries and traumas, which is a crime, already. ABC/AP are fanning a new hysteria demon on something that has going on since human time and even, in the animal kingdom and this is because of the American feminism is demonizing everything that appears sexual, especially involving male sexually and bonding,

  2. David

    🤔 Hmm, but consensual sexual activity gets you prison and a lifetime on the Registry. The American moral standard: violence is okay, but sex is scary and bad. So describe it as kids-messing-around violence and it gets a pass.
    Nope, prosecute them all and put them on the Registry. Here’s why: Eventually, when enough people are suffering… can’t get jobs, can’t find places to live, can’t travel, are harrassed with “compliance checks”, then change will occur.

    • AJ

      @David
      “Nope, prosecute them all and put them on the Registry. Here’s why: Eventually, when enough people are suffering… can’t get jobs, can’t find places to live, can’t travel, are harrassed with “compliance checks”, then change will occur.”

      This is exactly what I’ve been saying of late. If SCOTUS and other courts don’t start making cracks in the lie of the legislatures (and legislators), the only other option is “critical mass.” Enough people on it will make it such a farce (well beyond what it already is) that a tipping point will occur.

      I’m actually optimistic that tipping point is already happening in the courts thanks to decades of data in social and behavioral science, as well as through tireless advocates such as Janice and the ACLUs.

      Again, thank you Janice…even though I’m way over in the Central time zone, I very much appreciate your work, caring and passion.

      –AJ

    • Timmr

      Just how big of an industry is this, what with defense attorneys, compliance departments, polygraphers, therapists, technology companies, etc.?
      Thing is, by us serving the registry, these people are employed and can exert influence on the media and politicians. It is a positive feedback loop. At what point does the public consider this not worth the cost? Do they even know about the cost? I doubt many give it pause. If they did, they would realise this system gives a good living to the types of people much of the public seems to despise, lawyers, politicians, et. al.

    • Timmr

      There are at least two positive feedback loops going on growing the registry exponentially, possibly dozens. As there are more people employed in the business of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, the influence on politicians to push for more registrant laws increases, causing need for more people employed, resulting in more laws. This is what happened with the police unions and the explosion of the prison system. The increased in registrants beyond a certain point can in theory created an opposite reaction at some tipping point, but noone can measure where that would be, too many factors. Size of the oppressed population does not equate with greater political influence. Right now it is having a negative affect. The system is taking power and influence away from registrants and giving it to enforcers. It is a poverty cycle. Being on the registry results in less gainful employment, resulting in less time to focus on political activity, which results in more restrictive laws getting passed.
      And then there is the moral panic viscious cycle where people become afraid, their fear makes them more aware of sex offenders and they want to know where they live, becoming aware of the number of registrants in the community makes them more afraid, and so on, then demand more laws which further isolate and devalue registrants making them even more outsiders and misunderstood.
      A runaway positive feedback loop can reach a stability if some friction is applied. I believe the CASOMB sees a collapse of a runaway system at some unknown point. That is the reason for the tiered registry. It will let enough people off to reduce strain on the system and allow it to reach equilibrium. At eqilibrium, It will perpetuate the registry indefinately, in theory.

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