FL: Shaming alert: Jackson County’s sex offender notification changes

[wjhg.com – 7/14/20] JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) – Effective immediately, all sex offenders moving into Jackson County will have their picture, address, offender status, and certain information regarding their crime(s) posted on the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Sexual predators moving into the area, as well as those relocating within the county, will also be posted. This measure is not for punitive purposes, but to better insure the safety of our most vulnerable citizens. Read the full article  

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FL: Cape Coral police identify mother, son found dead in home; son was registered sex offender

[news-press.com – 12/4/19 -Shooting victim shamed] The bodies of a man and his mother were identified as those found Tuesday morning in a northwest Cape Coral home. Cape Coral police identified them as _______________.. Police said the investigation remains active. ___________ is a registered sex offender, listed as living at 2617 NW 9th St., on the Florida Sex Offender registry. He was convicted in 2012 of lewd or lascivious conduct on a person younger than 16. A crime scene cleaning crew member removes his environmental suit at a house in the 2600…

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Kat’s Blog: Shaming Accomplishes Nothing

In the past month we’ve read articles about shame, Florida Shaming/Could Your Real Estate Agent be a Sex Offender, Nigeria: NAPTIP Launches SO Registry to Name & Shame Rapists, Arkansas: the shaming of registrants by barring them from participating in Halloween activities. Shame: A painful feeling that’s a mix of regret, self-hate and dishonor, according to the dictionary. Shame, it’s a powerful tool used against registrants to make certain that they feel continued guilt and humiliation for their past offenses. Shame, can be an ongoing cruel punishment which often seems…

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FL shaming: Could your real estate agent be a sex offender? You likely would never know

[palmbeachpost.com – 3/2/19] Maureen Stilwell had a bad feeling about the property manager in her Wellington neighborhood. He didn’t fit in well with the close-knit community. Folks didn’t like him, said Stilwell, who was on the board of her homeowner’s association at the time. Stilwell did a little digging. She quickly discovered that her community property manager was a registered sex offender. “I was amazed it came right up on Google,” she said. “I emailed the rest of the board and said, ‘We have to get rid of this guy…

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Nigeria: Ekiti state moves to publicly shame sex offenders by displaying their photographs in prominent places

[alternativeafrica.com – 3/18/19] Ekiti State Government in the western zone of Nigeria Monday announced new measures aimed at curbing sexual violence, especially child defilement and rape in the state. The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wale Fapounda at a press conference to announce the new measures disclosed that persons currently standing trial for offence of child defilement and those whom the Director of Public Prosecution had issued a ‘case to answer’ legal advice for the same offense will henceforth undergo compulsory psychiatry test. Other measures according to…

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HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from Prison

[prisonlegalnews.org 6/7/18] On August 29, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held “it may be reasonable for an incarcerated individual who is told she must resurface past sexual trauma to overcome them to rely on these assurances, and to view associated feelings of emotional distress as normal, contractive responses incidental to the healing process.” In its ruling, the appellate court found it was error to deny a request to amend a complaint to allege the plaintiff was not aware she had been “injured by the therapy program until sometime…

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