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IN: Sex offender’s rights not violated by registration extension

An Allen County sex offender’s constitutional rights were not violated when the period of time he was required to register as a sex offender was extended under a law amended after he was convicted of the sex crime, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. Full Article

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Come on dude! You kept violating the law. None of us like it, want it, and most don’t need it. But it is the law. If you want to change it, start by following it so the public can’t say, “See, they’re criminals”.

People should not do anything to IMMORALLY harm other people. But given that, I always say that all laws should be followed ONLY because they are weapons that Registry Terrorists will use to harm you. Laws should not be assumed to be moral or right. To the contrary, our Nanny Big Government criminal regimes have proven quite clearly that they are immoral and have no standing to have very many laws related to $EX, and certainly NONE related to $EX Offender Registries ($ORs). So, people in general shouldn’t break any law that doing so requires them to be a bad… Read more »

On a tangent to this topic: I want to talk to anyone who is considering violence of any kind in the name of fighting the registry. Here is a reality check: your actions could set back all our years of hard work in slowly changing society’s attitude. Your violence would justify a huge backlash by the haters. Want to see all the residency and presence restrictions come back in a wave? Want to keep all registrants on the registry for life by having the tiered registry thrown out? Want to see waves of hysteria-driven bills hit like a tsunami? Act… Read more »

Roger (August 23, 2018): Breaking Registry laws has nothing to do with violence. In fact, the Registry Terrorists (RTs) lie that the Registries are merely “civil” laws so breaking those laws is nothing but civil disobedience. Nothing violent or nefarious about it. I’ve heard from many sources for a long time that violence doesn’t work. I know very little of the history of it. Never tried to study it. But the retaliation that I am speaking of is not violent. I have a very long list of legal, non-violent retaliation. One day, I do want to enumerate them as at… Read more »

@”Will Allen”, I didn’t say I objected to your ideas or that they were violent. You read that into my comments. That is why I started my comment with “On a tangent to this topic”.

@Will Allen, You make some valid points and you have been at it for a long time. I seem to recall you from sentencing law and policy comments. You could actually have a book here. Thought of self publishing at Amazon? I could see a journal or diary of sorts. What? RCs don’t have sex on the brain 24/7? It is even possible they think of something else, like rebellion? Who knew? “Registry Terrorists” doesn’t work for me though. It is too abstract and impersonal and conjures up images far removed from your argument. If you could capture “The road… Read more »

@Roger – I didn’t say that you said that. JK, I got you. I was just clarifying my stance. I appreciate any feedback. @AnotherAnon – You are correct. I have been on Sentencing Law and Policy. And many other places for a long time. I’ve commented using many different names. Just because. I’ve done significant work with my real name, including actions in court, but I keep that much calmer. I have been paid for written articles before. But I don’t think I write particularly well. A book seems like a lot of work! Anyway, thank you for the feedback… Read more »

“Your violence would justify a huge backlash by the haters. Want to see all the residency and presence restrictions come back in a wave? Want to keep all registrants on the registry for life by having the tiered registry thrown out? Want to see waves of hysteria-driven bills hit like a tsunami?”

That’s happening anyway with or without any retaliatory effort from anyone on the list!

The public will never, EVER change their minds anyway! We will ALWAYS
made a spectacle out of
maligned
looked down upon
thnk less of

@Facts should matter, seems to me the climate is vastly different than it was 20 or even 10 years ago. Used to be no one at all would object to the registry while commenting on news articles. Now there is more of a balance and sometimes the objections outnumber the monster rants.

I take a different stance. Rather than pointing out his flaws, I would point out that he tried to fight a legal battle he could not win. Courts all over the country have ruled the ex post facto “rule of law” does not apply because registration is not punishment. Better to point at the arrogance of the “Justice” system (those are Trump quotes) and that is why I support all the Innocence Projects. So rather than point at him, I point at all the wrongful convictions. Pointing at him and claiming he deserves it gives ammo to pro-registry arguments because… Read more »

Sounds like they’re adding extra punishment and as much as they can.

I can’t feel sympathy for this person. He committed his new violations after the law took effect. If he’s going to keep breaking the law after becoming a registrant, then he is likely to be some danger to society. He’s still going to get off the registry much sooner than any of us in CA. I’m afraid to even risk a minor traffic violation, let alone a DUI and 3 failures to register like this person.

I agree with the sentiment that this fellow created his own trouble with not following the law. He is lucky the offence he originally committed did not bring lifetime registration and is only being tolled while in prison. But note the follow-on offenses where not new sex offenses. Clearly registration did not protect the public from him, but cost the state money to incarcerate him for not registering. He needed to be punished for the actual crimes he did commit, not for failing to register.

Yeah, he’s not getting any breaks and doesn’t deserve them. I’m also thinking he is well aware and is just taking a shot on a huge “maybe?”. If a person screws up and stops, then they should get a break someplace but to just keep living that type of life: then it’s on them.

Expanding the idea of this new law, a legislature could make a law mandating that any sentence for an offense resulting in incarceration will automatically have an additional 5 or 10 years added on to the sentence if the lawbreaker has a sexual offense conviction in his past, no matter how long ago that sexual offense occurred, and regardless of what the new offense might be …. breaking and entering, shoplifting writing a bad check.
This pile-on-and-beat-up-the-offender sh#t just keeps getting more and more outrageous! 😡

I’m not aware of the laws in this mans state, but many of us in Ca are still registering 20 years later for misdemeanors or expunged offenses! 10 years? The guy doesn’t seem like he likes following the rules! Idiot! I can only hope that the new law in Ca will soon follow. Let’s hope the guidelines for granting our new and upcoming law will be straightforward. Let’s remain positive! They can’t register everyone forever!

They can’t? Just watch.

Roger,
Yes! very good PSA.
Registered persons have other viable options before taking up arms.
1) Protests in our state capitol or DC.
2) Demanding trial in FTR cases.

Yeah it is pretty sad that the legislators can pass laws that attempt to give them absolute immunity and people do not realize that they can sue these individuals in their personal capacities if they willfully violate a persons constitutional liberties such as what is occurring in Colorado and all the state SC’s that have ruled the registry unconstitutional but the legislatures in those states are failing to remove names. When I win my case they better immediately remove me from the registry or they will be sued here in CA, each and everyone of the public safety committee members… Read more »

Sounds like you need the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook. Yes, it’s a real thing. With a little Google work you can download it (massive) or you can buy it. It is not an overnight read, and, no, I haven’t read it.

Someone needs to make a law that takes the right to amenity away from these bastards, I would love to see them try this with convicted murderers or king pin drug dealers and see what happens to them, just sayin.

I have never really paid much attention or noticed all the Injustice going on around me. I grew up a white kid in a white community in Indiana, completely oblivious to the racism that so blatantly plagues our country. After doing 10 years in prison from age 19 2 page 29 my experience in college my experience being exposed to other cultures and races the ability to watch anything you want to watch and look up anything you want to lookup I completely realize how oblivious I was. Now coupled with the fact that I am prejudiced minority I can… Read more »

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