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Utah Action Alert: Support Senate Bill 52 to lessen restrictions on sex offenders

Source: ksl.com 12/30/21

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that could come up in the 2022 legislative session would change restrictions for sex offenders. The bill is sponsored by Utah state Sen. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine.

The bill that could come up in next month’s legislative session would amend the state’s sex offender registry. Senate Bill 0052 would allow registered sex offenders to go to places like schools and parks, if they are with an adult. Also, if passed, the bill would replace the term “sex offender” with “registrant.”

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Utah residents, find your Utah senators so you can call and write them to support this bill

 

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Well I’ll be. What in the wide wide world of sports is going on here?

I am shocked and amazed – a bill relating to registrants that actually makes sense!
“Senate Bill 0052 would allow registered sex offenders to go to places like schools and parks, if they are with an adult. Also, if passed, the bill would replace the term “sex offender” with “registrant.””

No bill relating to sex offenders makes sense. They can go to a park if accompanied by an adult. Gee thanks, that is a great victory (sarcasm). Sure, if that is all they allow, it’s better than nothing, but everything relating to the registry is punishment and nothing but abolishing it altogether should be acceptable.

It is a starting the right direction,more and more the tide is turning on this mass persecution of a minority group.

Was reading the bill on my phone which is difficult and I may have missed something. But…

A restricted area is a swimming pool or community park that is open to the public -> individuals required to register are not members of the public. Duh.

Two individuals required to register may enter restricted areas all day long. As long as one is at least 18 years old and they stick together the entire time. Yay.

Who comes up with this stuff.

LOL! Good point – two “registrants” can each chaperone each other!! 🤗👏🏻

As expected, most of the comments on this article vehemently oppose this bill. I’d bet most of them didn’t even read the bill before screaming that it endangers children and ignores victims.

Yes, Dustin, what you noticed, I saw also….the comment section was long and dispiriting….recidivism rates were wrong also…but this has led me to think that the phrasing on this is all wrong…even if Recidivism were as high as 6% (which it is not, at least not for direct sexual offenses), then this should be presented as…..!!!!:

Recidivism shows that 94% of all offenders will never commit another offense.

This is the proper way to look at all Recidivism numbers, even if they are wrong, they should be phrased as I note above.

Best Wishes, and a Successful New Year to Each and Every One of Us

James I

Yes, that’s the way to phrase it. How stupid are the Registries? They doing nothing useful and even worse – with 90+% of the people who are listed on them, the terrorists can’t even lie/pretend that the Registries are needed at all. Even if we all pretended that the Registries did something useful, they do whatever that is for a tiny % of the people listed. But the Registries radicalize millions of people and turn them into non-contributing non-citizens and enemies of others, for life. The Registries have turned me into a bad citizen/neighbor. It is true that I embraced that, but still. I don’t see that ever changing.

The most important thing about recidivism rates is that they are 100% irrelevant. That is the message that should be repeated every single time they are discussed. Over and over and over again. Irrelevant. Doesn’t matter if the rates are 3%, 20%, 80%. No need to even discuss the rates.

The reason of course is because the Registries do nothing to improve the rate, whatever it is. Why have a tool that is useless? The REAL reason the Registries exist is to placate stupid, lazy, uneducated a**holes. That, and MONEY, is the real reason.

Adults need to be accompanied by an another adult to be in a tax paid park. Did the state ask the adult if they could take money out of their account to fund a park they aren’t allowed? How condescending of Utah? At least they will be called a registrant which the hysterical public will believe minimizes crimes.

Happy new Year to the non-Karens/Kens!!!

Must be mormons drinking? I can’t believe this stuff?

Yes, Happy New Year.

Except to scumbags who think Registries are acceptable. [moderated do to rules violation]

This professor, Paul G. Cassell, is functionally no more than a lobbyist for victims groups and his ranting about this bill does nothing to actually help victims (registries don’t work, but he doesn’t think so) but the exposure will most certainly promote his career objectives by giving him free press.

How is Paul G. Cassell helping victims of sexual assault when the policies he supports can only possibly stop the 5% of sexual assaults committed by registrants? What about the other 95%?

Paul G. Cassell’s most idiotic statement? “Paul G. Cassell told KSL NewsRadio that right now, victims know sex offenders won’t be in certain protected areas.” If most offenders are not on a registry when they commit their crimes, what on earth is this man thinking? Where did he get his degree? Mr. Paul G. Cassell, I truly hope you read this. You desperately need an education.
This professor, Paul G. Cassell, is functionally no more than a lobbyist for victims groups and his ranting about this bill does nothing to actually help victims (registries don’t work, but he doesn’t think so) but the exposure will most certainly promote his career objectives by giving him free press.

How is Paul G. Cassell helping victims of sexual assault when the policies he supports can only possibly stop the 5% of sexual assaults committed by registrants? What about the other 95%?

Paul G. Cassell’s most idiotic statement? “Paul G. Cassell told KSL NewsRadio that right now, victims know sex offenders won’t be in certain protected areas.” If most offenders are not on a registry when they commit their crimes, what on earth is Paul G. Cassell thinking? Where did he get his degree? Mr. Paul G. Cassell, I truly hope you read this. You desperately need an education.

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Worst part is this guy used to be a Federal Judge here. I think he only lasted 2-5 years and then resigned.

Paul Cassell is a former Judge, so he clearly isn’t biased yet he’s truly an a**hole.

Good comment. How about include the guy’s full name in your comment? These self-promoting douche bags look to Google themselves and see where their name is. Let the scum see. Further, it is good when other people Google for such a scum’s name and see a lot of bad things said. If you can quote such a person and then easily show how they are an idiot, smart people will really consider about whether or not they want to be involved with such dipshits. Reputation matters. People who continually say dumb things can be discovered.

Just say something like, “Paul Cassell said, ‘blah, blah, whatever he said, blah.’ He is an idiot. This is why …”

I guess the biggest question is where and what is the Utah aclu, or anyone that represents a state government watchdog in Utah doing????????????
There is certainly more than enough information to refute 99.9% of these uneducated peoples fear,
Apparently there’s only state Aclu s. Across the country?
Why isn’t there a national ACLU?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

There is a national ACLU…

@V.V.Henry

Is it the Aclu out of District of Columbia, I was looking for it yesterday but I didn’t think that was the right one?
All I found was contact your local aclu office?
Thank you for the response.

Sorry I meant V.H.Henry

A Republican proposed this bill? And a state university professor is the chief opposition? Is this Opposite Day?

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating: We’re living in The Bizarro World where up is down and black is white. Men are women and women are men. Green means stop and red means go. 2+2=5 and that sugar you just sprinkled on your Cheerios…it’s salt.

I view the simple terminology change as an interesting development. Clearly, someone has seen the light, at least a little bit. Who woulda thunk it in arch-right UT?

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