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Sex offender rules need to be revisited (Letter to the Editor)

Surely there needs to be a lot of changes made in the sex offender registry. I heard about a man in his early thirties who committed some sort of a sex crime.

This young man wanted to become a male nurse. But because of his record, he could not get into nurse’s training. He paid an attorney $2,000 for his service, but his case is still pending. It went all the way to the governor two years ago, and the governor has not taken action to seal his records.

This young man wants to do better but needs help from the governor. He should be commended for his effort and wanting to do something good. Give him a chance. If he fails, prosecute to the limits of the law. Full Article

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Another bit of weight added to our side of the scale. Now members of the public are starting to agree with the truth, and see how useless and overly broad the registries are.

From the 2003 Smith v Doe case opinion: ===================================== Second, the Act does not subject respondents to an affirmative disability or restraint. It imposes no physical restraint, and so does not resemble imprisonment, the paradigmatic affirmative disability or restraint. Hudson, 522 U. S., at 104. Moreover, its obligations are less harsh than the sanctions of occupational debarment, which the Court has held to be nonpunitive. See, e. g., ibid. Contrary to the Ninth Circuit’s assertion, the record contains no evidence that the Act has led to substantial occupational or housing disadvantages for former sex offenders that would not have otherwise… Read more »

I think more than enough time has passed that clearly shows this isn’t true: “Contrary to the Ninth Circuit’s assertion, the record contains no evidence that the Act has led to substantial occupational or housing disadvantages for former sex offenders that would not have otherwise occurred.” I know first hand how much of a burden finding a home is (I couldn’t even stay with my parents due to zoning), as well as second hand for housing and work issue from people in my rehab program. Being publicly registered with such ease in finding this information, has absolutely greatly hurt people’s… Read more »

I can only state to what I personally know and see. And that is the majority of the information that was used to make sex offender laws as they are today have come from false information and false facts misunderstandings and false propaganda. I have done years if research and have brought true facts to many in authority and I know for a fact that the government had knoldge for a long time of these false and wrongfully made rules , laws, and regulations were used in making and inforcing cruel and unjust laws. The State knew that the majority… Read more »

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