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Our System Is Not Doing the Thing It Says It Intends to Do: Deliver Justice

[jacobinmag.com – 8/5/20]

Carceral solutions to sexual violence won’t deliver justice. We need investments in public services that will actually reduce sexual violence.

In the last few years, the #MeToo movement has brought renewed attention to sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and the ways they are used by mostly powerful, wealthy men to maintain social and economic hierarchies.

At the same time, the push for decarceration and opposition to policing have exploded into a national movement. For leftist feminists, these two movements raise urgent questions about how to fight sexual violence without swelling the carceral state.

The journalist and activist Judith Levine and scholar and activist Erica Meiners have thought long and hard about these issues, drawing on both scholarship and practice in their new book The Feminist and the Sex Offender. They recently spoke with Laura Tanenbaum, who has written for Jacobin on numerous topics related to feminism and sexual politics. This conversation was edited for clarity.

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Its interesting about this offender ordeal. Even a psstor I told him about my involvement and he had a member in his church that was involved. The pastor talked up for him and I’m sure it saved him a lot of hassle and order obligations. He even told me that I shouldn’t worry about this all that much. He was with me on these things untill I said some off colored stuff which a bit out of character. Here I was trying to advice that person that they shouldn’t be on an adult site and they twist things around with… Read more »

Judith Levine summed up the registry in one comment response. And in it, she keeps calling the levies upon registrants as punishment.

Ms. Levine aptly identifies us as the guinea pigs it stripping away civil rights in America. It’s true. Remember, the whole “for public safety” phrase? Welp, that’s what is being used during this pandemic to strip people of their civil rights.

When you give up liberty for safety you lose both!! As the world turns people will still be blinded of putting their faith in government officials; including prosecutors and judges. All of them only care about is their career and don’t give a damn about you till it’s donation and election time!!

I really like this article I mean she pretty much summed it all up. Everything she said about the registry was true nine times out of 10 child abuse comes from someone at home a relative or someone they know like a family friend. People with power always get away with crazy shiit if it wasn’t for the me-too movement Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein would have never been charged and never convicted. People in low poverty neighborhoods mostly black people had children kidnapped raped and murdered in their communities but it wasn’t until middle class white kids were hert… Read more »

It never ceases to amaze me how politicians, both left and right, look to publicize uses of the database driven infrastructure in terms of threats.
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/08/06/exclusive-senator-tom-cotton-tiktok-is-the-chinese-communist-partys-trojan-horse/

Here Mr Cotton describes tiktok as a Trojan horse. Meanwhile he’s all for sex offender database USE. HE’S all for bracelets w\ GPS tracking. Must be nice to play both sides of the fence. Who protects the people from the databases themselves? Life lock?

Senator cotton is a Trojan house when it comes to national security and he sure likes to kiss Trump’s butt. Maybe he needs to be like a Trojan condom and piss off and go back to Arkansas!!!

Sure a lot of these comments are good. With Tim and his max factor of the data base ( sorry Tim) and Brandon’s Trojan hourse ordeal, even AERO’s bit of understand of the mee too movement. Didn’t that start out in California or was it in the garden of Eden. Today seems this black market hersey’s of crime and punishment type conspircy is borderlining on of christian truth and wisdom and understanding. Much of this offender stuff sounds like a 21st century black market scheme. I met a gal once and the lady that introduced me to her said to… Read more »

Funny how the prosecutor is supposed to be the victim’s attorney; yet they will do whatever they can to get a conviction even if the victim doesn’t want to press charges or drops them. Way to many Government lawyers need to be disbarred for ethical violations. How are we supposed to have a fair justice system when the ones in charge are More crooked Than the Mississippi River?

That’s why they use the victimhood goody bag which includes a special support animal to ease their false testimony, a shiny victim’s membership club card, a victim’s advocate to help them write up an “impact statement” which can declare anything since it’s not testimony under oath, and best of all re$$$titution so they can get paid for their participation in someone’s conviction.

At what point do those of us on the registry decide that justice will never be served? In parallel with taxation without representation in 1776, those of us on the registry are taxed mentally, physically, economically by SORNA. The mainstream media is misleading by labelling all sex offenders as pedophiles, the politicians, pander to peoples fears, and, for those of us on the registry, peace under the current system will only come after we pass away. I, for one, would rather die fighting, either literally or figuratively, with either sword or pen. I’ve seen the pen used frequently for the… Read more »

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