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NJ: Dem Congressman Once Lobbied Against Child Sex Offender Registry Bill

[ – 8/6/20]

A Democratic congressman once fought against legislation that strengthened and improved the national child sex offender registry before taking office.

Tom Malinowski, before becoming a Democratic congressman from New Jersey, lobbied against a 2006 bill that imposed tougher penalties on sex offenders, a review of congressional records and lobbying disclosures by The Washington Free Beacon found. He said that expanding sex offender registry requirements would put sex offenders “at risk of retaliation and discrimination.”

Malinowski was a top lobbyist for Human Rights Watch in 2006 and joined in sending a letter to Congress arguing that there was “no legitimate community safety justification” for strengthening the registry, the Beacon reported.

Human Rights Watch is an organization focused on investigating and reporting abuses “happening in all corners of the world,” according to its website.

“Registration requirements put these individuals at risk of retaliation and discrimination and make it extremely difficult for these individuals to find employment, housing, and to rebuild their lives,” the letter said.

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Still wondering why politicians are afraid to stand up against the unconstitutionality and unjust registry? Malinowski did, and look at the knee-jerk mud slinging and slander by sites like this right-wing one. That’s why we ALL need to let the politicians hear from us when ACSOL sends out Action Alerts. It helps give politicians a backbone. Take a guess as to how many people clicked on the link in the last Action Alert email for saving the lives of prisoners with sex offenses? How many fellow registrants were willing to take a few minutes to call and write letters? 90%?… Read more »

People will stand. For many it’s a struggle just getting up everyday knowing what they have to deal with. The system takes a toll, you get hurt. So people have to find and do things to help them get centered again and take it from there. It takes real strength to get to the level where you’re ready to fight. And it’s something the administrators of the system don’t want to see so they’ll fight to protect their entrenched roots.

So the fighters for this cause are without a doubt some of the toughest people around.

First, I applaud you on your eagerness to march head on with this issue. Energy like yours is rare. Implying we benefit from those who do the fighting I find unfair. I appreciate all who are on the frontlines making a difference, but please understand the mind of a registrant. I can tell you that I live in a world where I try to keep my past a secret. Keeping your past a secret helps when making new friends, possible new job or house…whatever. Last thing I want is to poke the hornets nest and risk possible backlash. Wish I… Read more »

Very well said. Thank you for all the work you and everyone at ACSOL are doing to protect lives and makes lives better for everyone

People are squeamish when they hear of sexual offenses involving children, which is why they are living in a culture of vengeance.

I am Trying to find a way to Get Over It But I am afraid that I will be retaliated against if I start making these calls. Maybe not in any conventional ways, but my local government is vindictive. Before my crime, I was involved so they unequivocally know who I am. I know their corrupt vindictive power. I am a homeowner. They will make sure I am not for much longer. They have driven people they don’t like to the brink Trust me. I am a parent as well. I am scared.

@Rob and @anonymous, I am a registrant. In fact, I am a level 3 registrant. I’m not an armchair non-registrant as you might assume. I’m not taking part in this for the intellectual sport of it. @Rob and @anonymous, ACSOL is not asking you to preach alone on a street corner. ACSOL is asking you to simply call and write along with the rest of us. The only ones who take your calls and letters are the staff in a legislator’s office, and all they do is tally each one into a pro/con table of current issues. They DON’T have… Read more »

“AND WE WON ON MANY THINGS! In California, residency restrictions for non-parolees were eliminated. Presence restrictions for non-parolees were eliminated. ” Not wanting to knock the organization or the people behind it but – WE? WON? Residency restrictions were eliminated by the San Diego Public Defenders Office in in re Taylor. Presence restrictions were eliminated by the Orange County Public Defender’s Office in Nguyen / Godinez. If Laura Arnold and Scott van Camp were part of CA RSOL / ACSOL that is news to me. I would think that a member of ACSOL or at least someone who speaks for… Read more »

On the other hand, this guy will probably gain a pretty good following from the friends and family members of registrants who CAN vote, though probably not enough to win this time around. At some point, the number of non-registrants adversely affected by the registry will increase to the point that beating down a registrant’s family and associates will not be as politically convenient as it is now.

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108.000 sexofender in California and only 20 showed up in Sacramento to support ACSOL in the fight for there human rights.. Truth is people are scared and very depressed alot of people are afraid to even walk down the street in there own neighborhoods. The government designed it to be this way how do you think 1slave owner was able to control 200 slaves I tell you how thrue fear and intimidation and you wanna know why it went on for so long because people were to scared to speak up and fight back if your killed in the process… Read more »

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