Attorney General Lynn Fitch recently issued the following statement after Governor Tate Reeves signed into law SB 2652, a law creating the Mississippi Vulnerable Person Abuse Registry:
Similar to the sex offender registry, under this new law, people who have been convicted of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable person will be required to register with the Vulnerable Person Abuse Registry or face additional penalties.
Mississippi wants to create the vulnerable person abuse registry based on the Sex Offender Registry it seems. Here the quote that jumped out at me “Similar to the sex offender registry, under this new law, people who have ——-been convicted of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable person will —–be required to register with the Vulnerable Person Abuse Registry or face ——-additional penalties.”
Another name for penalties is punishment.
The “Great Registry Fallacy”……the fallacy that registries will “protect our most vulnerable”.
MS AG Fitch proffers: “..we must do all we can to ensure the safety and well-being of elderly and other adults”. There is no evidence that her proposed registry will accomplish this goal. The proposition that registries are effective to “protect our most vulnerable” remains AT BEST an unproven concept. As we know from our collective experience, registries serve mostly to mis-direct resources (in terms of funding, personnel, and administrative costs) while benefitting opportunistic politicians.
Registries’ “unintended consequences” (which in my opinion are not at all ‘unintended’) include the continuous and permanent shaming of offenders, as well as incarceration for failure to timely register, report changes, etc. etc. I fully expect this ‘new registry’ will be patterned after sex offender registries (i.e., publication of names, addresses, etc.).
Repeating the same thing over and over again, expecting different results…..
I’ve stated in many times. The use of database driven regimes will continue to expand. AG Fitch is another purveyor extolling the virtues of same, and he does so with very little evidence of efficacy. This reality suggests something else is going on here.
I suspect its more of the same industry making good use of their campaign donations to engage in rent seeking behavior described in economic textbooks.
I keep saying it, but I’ll say it again. Just make one big registry and call it the “Universal Crimes Registry” and list everyone in the world on it then there will never be another crime committed and the world will be crime free. Sarcasm, of course.
I guess I should count myself lucky that I was never charged with murder for all the times I ripped the heads off my sister’s Barbie dolls when I was a kid.
I’m not an advocate of any registries. But perhaps we should start with a registry of law enforcement officers who use undue force. This might keep them from hopping from one police force to another.
Once again, a useless politician with no brain that can come up with any real solutions. This is because that is not what they are after. (Working solutions) That would put a lot of their crony buddies out of work. This country is a corporatocracy folks. The companies own the politicians who already got their money. As George Carlin once said “It’s a big club…and you ain’t in it.” People have to speak with their vote and they aren’t doing it. C’est la vie!
Let’s add another registry because the sex offender registry works so well, right? That thinking shows the level of intelligence we’re dealing with here…impossible to reason with.
I say, the more who experience the pain of a registry, the better it will be for us. Every person shamed adds more soldiers to our army. I look forward to the day this whole house of cards collapses under its own weight, and it’s getting heavier by the day with each person added to the pile.
Will lawmakers, law enforcement, CPS, mental health state treatment providers, and nosy people be added? Over 25 years and counting their lies about registrants has made them and their families lives vulnerable. Vulnerable to draconian laws causing homelessness, joblessness, failed relationships( romantic and friendship), emotional despair, and even death. They have caused more problems with their myths. Fear isn’t knowledgeable, fear isn’t liberty. Fear is control and that’s what these people have been up to for 25 years.
Somebody created another Twitter searchable account about LAPD Killer Cops. The union representatives of LAPD are suing to shut it down. Here a database, there a database, who can say?