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VA: An unprecedented tweak to a sex offender bill

Something unexpected: bills that could have penalized convicted sex offenders seeking shelter in an emergency evacuation — from an approaching hurricane, for instance — could get a bit less punitive, thanks to a proposed tweak by Gov. Ralph Northam. Full Article

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People who propose bullshit like this deserve anal cancer in the worst way (isn’t that what Book has?)

Not only does stuff like this literally would leave people out in the middle of a disaster, it puts completely unreasonable weight on the shoulders of people running the shelter to comply with the law so that they don’t get in trouble.

^Well said!

So she quit because it was too cruel but then is okay with it because it made her look good.

“She felt the emergency shelter bills, which she argued could leave offenders out in the storm in a disaster, were so cruel that she decided to quit her advocacy as a lost cause.

“This was not the ending I had expected for my advocacy,” she said. “but 2019 turns out to be my most successful so I’m OK with that.”

NYwon’tletgo, not sure why you’re trying to spin what actually happened but if that’s what you need to do to feel good about yourself, then so be it. The below was posted on my website from February 23 until I shut it down on March 1st. Just emailed to every Virginia Legislator. I’m sorry everyone Mary Virginia Delegates and Senators, About an hour ago LIS posted the Conference verbiage for SB1047-Cosgrove/HB2303-Leftwich (Registered Sex Offenders in Emergency Shelters) https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?191+ful+HB2303H1 ANY Emergency Shelter will be allowed to deny 83% of the population (Violent) of the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry safe… Read more »

Congratulations on everything you accomplished. If most people in the U.S. were like you, we’d have a decent country.

I think your story shows that legislators and the “people” who support them are simply criminals and real scumbags. They are snakes. If you cut the head off of 1 snake, there are 10 baby snakes right behind.

Registry Nazis aren’t fixing themselves. They need to be fixed. Actual war should be waged. The snakes need to be confident in advance of what will happen to them.

We need to stop treating Registry Nazis as if they are human.

NYwon’tletgo since you feel the need to jump on my 2019 work even though you have no idea what they were, here are my 2019 successes: 1. Passage of VA Senate Budget amendment to study/review the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry and RSO restrictions/ regulations from 2019 to 2020. 2. The VSP finally realized that my instance of an electronic means to update email information by RSO’s was finally going to happen after opposing my 3 prior attempts. So, the VSP rushed to create an email address right before the 2019 GA session began so they could claim a… Read more »

I’d regularly visit your blog and it was always encouraging to see what you were doing. None of it was/is in vain. I personally thank you for leading me to valuable information. Especially the long lists of resources (textbooks, etc.). It did/does seem like an uphill battle. There was a Shana Rowan (from USA Fair, Inc. [USA Families Advocating an Intelligent Registry]) who had a fiancé in the registry at the time (2012) and was a strong advocate, who also couldn’t take it anymore and hung up the calling for reform. It did cause despondency seeing that and now in… Read more »

@Mary
And I didn’t know until now it was you they were referencing in the article. It’s exciting to see you post here directly. Much love from my heart to yours.

I’m a prepper, minimalist and survivalist. I study bushcraft and am studying Amature radio in prep to get my license. I’m building a van conversion for full time living. It has a high top, i can stand up in it. It will be converted to 4×4 and lifted. It will have fog lights, push bar, winch, solar, battery bank and enough supplies to last a few weeks. I’ve collected and will be installing 2-meter ham, CB, police/fire/ems scanner with all-hazards radio and SAME alerts. Cellular boosters for both T-Mobile and Verizon networks so I can always get data even in… Read more »

It’s been a few years, 10 or so, since I last looked into getting a HAM license. What I found at the time was that no one with a sex offense on their record was being granted a license, and people with licenses and sex offenses were having their licenses revoked.

I don’t know if that’s still the case, but it’s something you might want to check into.

I have my license and it will be up for renewal in November. We shall see.

Post back in November, Steve, if you think about it. I’m still mildly interested in getting my license, so it would be good to know.

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