Source: womenagainstregistry.org email 10/7/21
|My Fellow Warriors, October 7, 2021
We want to commend Professor Kristina Thompson, Doctor of Philosophy at Georgia Southern University on her clear precise presentation and the wealth of knowledge gleaned by our WAR Room participants from her presentation on Predicting Failure on the Sexual Offense Registry published in collaboration with Professor Beth Huebner of University of Missouri St. Louis. Meetings which are recorded are on our You Tube channel along with materials used in the presentation. Just an FYI, we do honor the request of our guests if they do not want to be recorded.
Next on the agenda is Professor Ira Ellman – Tuesday, October 12th at 7 PM Central Time, 5 PM Pacific.
Professor Ellman and his wife, Tara researched the highly touted and often quoted, but untrue, high recidivism rate of 80% among registered individuals. Professor Ellman will share the results of their research in Frightening and High‘ as well as his newly released paper ‘When Animus Matters and Sex Offense Underreporting Does Not: The Sex Offender Registry Regime.’
In Romer v. Evans the Court drew a constitutional distinction between civil laws enacted for a broad public purpose that justifies “the incidental disadvantages they impose on certain persons,” and laws that have “the peculiar property of imposing a broad and undifferentiated disability on a single named group”. Laws of the second kind “raise the inevitable inference that the disadvantage imposed is born of animosity toward the class of persons affected.” The difficulty lies in deciding when the inference properly becomes a conclusion that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause. The more sweeping and unusual the burdens imposed on the targeted group, the more difficult it may be to discern a common policy explaining them other than the forbidden purpose of harming their targets. At some point the animus inference becomes strong enough to require scrutiny of the laws’ purported rationale, including whether it has any actual basis in fact.
Click one of the below links to pre-register now for Tuesday’s WAR Room.
We open the doors at 6:30 PM (4:30PM Pacific) for those who want to engage in the pre-meeting chat. Please don’t be intimidated by Zoom. You need to hold on to the confirmation email with your unique link that you will receive shortly after pre-registering using the below links.
Are you beginning to hear the faint sound… in the not so far distance… the subtle drum beat… uniting… calling… each of us to a gathering of the Registered Nation… listen … the beat will grow with intensity. We are the Registered Nation … we are millions Strong. We are Not Alone… Find Your Voice… It’s Time To Rise… There are millions of us.
See you Tuesday October 12th at 7 PM Central Time, 5 PM Pacific.
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We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. We will begin the meeting at 7:00 PM Central Time, sharp. Please join a few minutes before the meeting begins. The meeting will end at 8:30 PM sharp. Immediately following the meeting, we will have “Mikes Open” for an additional 30 minutes for those who want to stay and get to know each other. Our guest speakers are invited to “Mikes Open” for Q&A.
WAR National Directors
Women Against Registry
P.O. Box 463 – Arnold, MO 63010