ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings: Dec 14 – Phone | details (2020 Dates added)

Emotional Support Group Meetings (Los Angeles, Sacramento, Phone)

National

MN: Is Minnesota’s Sex Offender Registry Helping or Hurting?

Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registry was first passed in 1991. It was intended to assist law enforcement in quickly locating and clearing suspects in child predator and kidnapping cases. 28 years later, the registry covers 21,000+ individuals and requires registration for many more crimes, including “crimes against the person” — 27 of them. It costs over $1m to implement every year.

Stacy Bettison recently published an article in Minnesota Bench and Bar entitled “The New Scarlet Letter – Is Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registry Hurting or Hurting?” Bettison has a strong interest in criminal sexual conduct laws, how they are prosecuted, the policies behind them, and the real-life, day-to-day impact of those laws on people accused and convicted of a sex crime. Abstract

The full article is available here.

Join the discussion

  1. Bill

    The Registry from day one has been nothing more than the government giving false reassurances to the masses that they are doing something about society’s ills.

    They are providing a “security blanket” of useless data that doesn’t benefit society but just enough to threaten a certain segment of the population.

    Registrants are the sacrificial lambs the government throw out to the hysterical masses to satisfy their bloodlust which is no different than the days of Mayan civilization.

    Politicians lick their lips everytime $ex offenders come into their arena because it is easy money. They use these issues to get votes from the gullible. Kinda like taking candy from a baby.

    Nobody cares what happens to Registrants as long people remain ignorant and politicians are hungry for power.

  2. David

    In California, our Registry is more than five times larger than Minnesota’s Registry. So I assume Cali’s annual cost is more than $5 million.
    God willing, it will be ten times that much and increasing daily! I’d like it to be so painfully expensive and bureaucratically cumbersome that we begin seeing frequent news articles questioning it’s efficacy, value, and viability.

    • Kent

      To David
      Not gonna happen !
      The U.S. Sysyem gives toooo much Money to stop CrImE, Haha! Yeah right! So thats what people believe and want and even need to apease thier own SINS, so they enjoy thier Lives at Others Expense and Why Would The Self Righteous STOP THE PRESS !!! OH CONTRER…
      ITS GOING TO GET ALOT WORSE !!!
      So ….Painful/Cumbersome…THEY WILL DIE BEFORE THEY GIVE UP THIS QUEST…..THATS WHY I KEEP TELLING ACSOL AND ALL PEOPLE/ORGS…..WEEEE HAVE TO MARCH ON THIS FOR OUR LIVES, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WILL SACRIFICE US ON THE ALTER OF JUSTICE ! HA, YEH !JUSTICE .!………THATS RICH !!

Leave a Reply

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
  • Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  • Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  • Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  • Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  • Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  • We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  • We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  • Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  • Please do not post in all Caps.
  • If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
  • We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  • We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  • Please choose a user name that does not contain links to other web sites
  • Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  
 

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer this question to prove that you are not a robot *

.