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Zeitgeist April-May 2012

by Eric TazelaarPublished: 2012
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April - May, 2012

Yes, we know we have been extremely tardy with this edition of Zeitgeist. As such, there are tons of great links in this combined (mid-April - May 31) Zeitgeist. There are some extremely important stories here. Thanks for your patience!

Etan Patz Stories:

Why Pedro Hernandez Confessed to Killing Etan Patz

Makes the point that the police got sidetracked early on by neighborhood "pedophile" and neglected a very obvious individual who now, 33 years later, they consider the killer.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/31/why-pedro-hernandez-confessed-to-killing-etan-patz.html 

New Jersey man charged with murder in death of Etan Patz
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/man-custody-implicates-himself-etan-patz-death-121425727.html

Etan Patz: N.J. man is questioned but skepticism remains

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-patz-police-details-20120524,0,3112387.story

Why Etan Patz still haunts us

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/25/why_etan_patz_still_haunts_us/singleton

Etan Patz: Painfully Obvious Evidence

A neighborhood stockboy has been charged with murdering Etan Patz. Why did that take 33 years? By Michael Daly.

Mentions briefly early suspicion of NAMBLA whose members cops spent "countless hours" shadowing.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/26/etan-patz-painfully-obvious-evidence.print.html

Etan, The End

Lenore Skenazy's reliably sane take on the mother of all missing kid cases.
http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/etan-the-end/

Etan Patz, My Children, And Me

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/etan-patz-parenting-today_b_1545935.html

Reasons to Believe Cops Found Etan Patz's Killer (and a Few Doubts)

The biggest problem most people have with Pedro Hernandez as a suspect? He doesn't appear to be a pedophile!
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/05/reasons-believe-cops-found-etan-patzs-killer-and-few-doubts/52842

Psychiatrists Offer Theories About Suspect in Patz Case

But that doesn't keep the Times from casting doubt on the Hernandez confession. They contacted the always reliable Michael Stone ("Dr. Psychopathy") to cast a skeptical eye on the case for Hernandez. His conclusion? Gotta be a pedophile!
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/nyregion/psychiatrists-puzzled-by-hernandezs-confession-in-etan-patz-case.html 

And just before the Hernandez story broke, there was the handyman's basement...

Child-molestation claim led FBI to look for Etan's remains in SoHo building

If you have been accused of "child molestation", you already fulfill 95% of the requirement for being an Etan Patz suspect!
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/rape_shock_led_feds_to_dig_for_etan_IdWBL0WZbMOZXH50GslAAP#ixzz1wcSIk1TM 

FBI Remains Skeptical of Patz Killing Confession

One of the most overrated law enforcement agencies of all time. Hey, we should know, we've had a few for members! http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/04/19/nyc_basement_searched_for_etan_patz_fbi_renews_search_for_boy_missing_since_1979.html

Etan Patz Case: After Pedro Hernandez Arrest, A Long Road For Prosecutors

I didn't say it would be an EASY prosecution. 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/28/etan-patz-case-after-pedro-hernandez-long-road-prosecutors_n_1550554.html

More Cracks and Confusion in the Etan Patz Suspect's Confession

Are you starting to get the impression that this case will never be solved to most people's satisfaction? http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/05/more_cracks_and.php

The Smear that Won’t Die

Kudos to the Gay City News for an honest appraisal of a dishonest investigation from the very start.
http://gaycitynews.com/the-smear-that-wont-die

Patz investigation a 33-year-long roller-coaster ride

Courtesy of the N.Y.P.D. and the F.B.I.!
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/24/justice/new-york-patz-probe/index.html?hpt=ju_bn3

Basement search for Etan Patz clues ends

How on earth can you expect cadaver dogs to successfully negotiate the olfactory universe of New York? Assuming they really get off on smelling dead things, they must be living in paradise.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/23/justice/new-york-patz-probe/index.html?iref=obinsite

Missing Child Case in SoHo, All but Closed, Was Revived by a New Agent

A new agent with a tired, old idea: find the pedophiles! More pertinently, this story asserts that Jose Ramos was never seen in the company of Etan prior to his disappearance.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/nyregion/etan-patz-case-all-but-closed-was-revived-by-new-agent.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&pagewanted=all

F.B.I. Renews Search in Etan Patz Case in SoHo Basement

Alas, it would yield no evidence.
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/f-b-i-renews-search-for-etan-patz-in-soho-basement/?hp&gwh=6A0D65E68C934F2C47DA4047256DDD69

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First, They Came for the Sex Offenders

Judity Levine's excellent review of  Sex Panic and the Punitive State, "A riveting history and virtuosic analysis of the way America’s thirty-year panic about child sexual abuse has fueled an ever-increasing appetite to “protect, punish, and preempt” crime and has served as the model for the creation of “something resembling a police state” in the United States.
http://monthlyreview.org/2012/02/01/first-they-came-for-the-sex-offenders

Behind Closed Doors: The Adam Walsh Act Way, now the States are following?

Lots of state-by-state details on implementation. Parts 1-4

http://sexoffender-reports.blogspot.com/2012/05/behind-closed-doors-adam-walsh-act-way.html
http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/2012/05/part-ii-behind-closed-doors-adam-walsh.html
http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/2012/05/part-iii-behind-closed-doors-adam-walsh.html
http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/2012/05/part-iv-behind-closed-doors-adam-walsh.html

China hits back on U.S. human rights

And they have a point. They didn't mention, however, that the U.S. incarcerates more people than China in both total numbers and per capita. They missed a real opportunity to criticize the U.S.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/25/world/asia/china-us-human-rights/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Former D.C. teacher makes FBI ‘Most Wanted’ list after 2008 child porn discovery

Now that Bin Laden is dead, time to go after the REAL threats!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/former-dc-teacher-makes-fbi-most-wanted-list-after-2008-child-porn-discovery/2012/05/16/gIQAPJJHUU_print.html

Federal Report Will Decide if Child Pornography Sentencing is Too Severe

- The average sentence for a federal conviction for a child pornography crime in 2010 was exceeded only by murder and kidnapping, and was even higher than sentences for acts of sexual abuse
- This is true even though federal judges actually departed downward from the sentencing guidelines in 45 percent of cases in 2010
- In a commission survey, 70 percent of federal judges said that sentences proposed by federal guidelines were excessive
http://uspolitics.einnews.com/247pr/281151

Pedophiles campaign to change classification of mental disorder

Slander from CNN. 
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-792012?ref=feeds%2Flatest

Prisoners challenge extended confinement for sex crime

An evil system.
http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/20/2075160/prisoners-challenge-extended-confinement.html

District Court Suppresses Evidence After Government Obtained Warrant, Made Copies and Returned the Original Computers, But Did Not Search (Or Finish Searching) the Copies In a Reasonable Period of Time

http://volokh.com/2012/05/22/district-court-suppresses-evidence-after-government-obtained-warrant-made-copies-and-returned-the-original-computers-but-did-not-search-or-finish-searching-the-copies-in-a-reasonable-period-of-tim/

The Unchecked Charging Power of the Prosecutor

Another great editorial by Radley Balko:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/radley-balko/prosecutor-power_b_1425084.html

Vandals torch sex offender's mum's £15,000 car

That'll teach her to have a sex offender for a son!
http://www.stratford-herald.com/local-news/5632-vandals-torch-sex-offender-s-mum-s-15-000-car.html

Homeless Sex Offender Trailers At Center Of Controversy

Residents rousted from bed between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. for "identity check". Not exactly the "Hampton's Summer House Shares" you had in mind!
http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/424995/Homeless-Sex-Offender-Trailers-At-Center-Of-Controversy

School Food or Prison Food?

Hey, we're just getting the little ones ready for their future!
Disturbingly, I scored 100% on the quiz.
http://cityrag.com/2012/05/prison-food-or-school-food

Convicted sex offender challenges lifetime Facebook ban

Federal lawsuit seeks access to social media for sex offenders
Yes, but can they ever truly be "liked"?
http://www.fox43.com/news/wxin-convicted-sex-offender-challenges-lifetime-facebook-ban-20120220,0,4993032.column

Students Suspended Over Haircut Prank

Forever scarred by bad haircuts!
http://www.kmbc.com/Students-Suspended-Over-Haircut-Prank/-/11664900/13535960/-/ow2buaz/-/index.html

Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school

Schools in the U.S. as prisons.
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/18626605/texas-honors-student-jailed-for-excessive-truancy
and, further reinforcing this view:

Jackson, Miss., schools to no longer handcuff students

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-05-25/handcuffing-students-mississippi/55211598/1?csp=34news

Missing kids vandalized Dixon home to tune of $10,000

Does this mean they appeared on milk cartons prior to committing the mayhem?
http://www.saukvalley.com/2012/05/24/police-missing-kids-vandalized-dixon-home-to-tune-of-10-000/ads8p3x/

Girl, 10, Arrested on Rape Charges Involving 3 Minors

It just boggles the imagination, doesn't it?
http://www.wkbn.com/content/news/local/story/Girl-10-Arrested-on-Rape-Charges-Involving-3/cs9W3U1c50aUckpWhEOXPA.cspx

Marshals catch predators in their own ’Net

"Bourke said in 1999, when Internet use was less widespread, there were 3,400 sex offenders in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. “Now there’s 18,000,” he said." Gosh, that's real results! Thank you U.S. Marshals!!
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061134175&srvc=rss

A Bullied 7-Year-Old in Detroit Has Committed Suicide: VIDEO

Horrible!  
http://www.towleroad.com/2012/05/detroitbullied.html

Child-neglect deaths fall — as Florida redefines child neglect

When the number of child deaths by abuse and neglect fell dramatically, it looked like Floridians were improving their parenting skills and DCF was doing a better job. But there is another explanation.

There's more than one way to skin a cat!
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/26/v-fullstory/2818805/child-neglect-deaths-fall-as-florida.html

Lawyer: Photo in question does not constitute child pornography

Yes, but do we get to see it?
http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/46811-lawyer-photo-in-question-does-not-constitute-child-pornography.php

Brendan Haas, 9, Wins Trip To Disney World, Donates It To Family Of Fallen Soldier

A sweet boy!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/brendan-haas-disney-world-fallen-soldier_n_1552635.html

Kung Fu Master Gets Prison For Teaching Tactical Penis Pulling

Wow! "One more time, Grasshopper!"
http://www.dreamindemon.com/2012/05/23/kung-fu-master-prison-teaching-tactical-penis-pulling/

Is May really National Masturbation Month?

For everyone I know, EVERY month is national masturbation month!
http://www.examiner.com/article/is-may-really-national-masturbation-month

12-year-old put in jail by mistake

Hmmm... Sounds like a lawsuit just itching to be filed!
http://www.wlfi.com/dpp/news/local/terrified-kid-put-in-jail-by-mistake

Facebook ban for sex offenders given final passage

Yes, Louisiana has its priorities. How're those levies holding up?
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20120515/NEWS11/120515023/Facebook-ban-sex-offenders-given-final-passage

Not Every Schoolboy’s Fantasy

No prison time for this (female) teacher. Can we imagine a different scenario had she been a man?
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2012/05/gabriela_compton_received_lifetime_probation_for_sexually_abusing_two_boys_.html

Bullied gay teen Darnell "Dynasty" Young brings stun gun to school, faces expulsion (VIDEO)

Wow! I like this kid!
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/gay_teen_feared_for_his_life_he_brought_a_stun_gun_to_school_and_used_it

How police catch child-porn viewers on the Internet

By surfing the web all day at taxpayer expense, engaging in sophomoric texting. A veritable "How-To"!
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/police+catch+child+porn+viewers+Internet/6643133/story.html

Annville-Cleona School Board stays strong on decision to ban 'The Dirty Cowboy'

There are some really twisted people out there!
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/05/annville-cleona_school_board_s.html

The Not So Secret Homoeroticism of Boy Band One Direction

This is NOT your father's Menudo!
http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2012/05/18/the-not-so-secret-homoeroticism-of-boy-band-one-direction/

Sex, Consent, Pushiness, and Acquiescence

This fifteen year old's future lays in the subtle distinctions.
http://volokh.com/2012/05/20/sex-consent-pushiness-and-acquiescence/

Judge: Parole officials can be held liable over sex offender restrictions

In some cases, "sex offender" restrictions are being imposed upon "non sex offenders", all without due process.
http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/judge-parole-officials-can-be-held-liable-over-2368737.html

Anonymous identifies darknet pedophiles: Lolita City exposed

Anonymous transforming into creepy vigilantes, much like Perverted Justice and Evil Unveiled.
http://www.examiner.com/article/anonymous-identifies-darknet-pedophiles-lolita-city-exposed

SURVEYS AREN’T SCIENCE

Noted psychiatrist apologizes for "reparative therapy" for gays. Perhaps someday we will receive a similar apology. 
http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2012/05/surveys-arent-science-recent-mention-of.html#links

NZ department helps crack global child porn ring

More salacious, hyperbolic claims of "international" child porn rings.
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/nz-department-helps-crack-global-child-porn-ring-4897184

Lawmakers To Decide On Oklahoma Sex Offender Bill

The Oklahoma Supreme Court is deciding a case that would affect the amount of time all sex offenders convicted before 2007 stay on the list. 
http://www.news9.com/story/18577227/lawmakers-to-decide-on-oklahoma-sex-offender-bill

Santa Ana considers tougher sex-offender law

The city’s new law, if approved Monday, would also take aim at registered sex offenders, banning their presence inside parks and specified facilities. http://www.ocregister.com/news/offender-355152-santa-sex.html

Hugging Priest Switches to Fist-Bumps

The priest at St. Patrick and St. Anthony Parish at Grand Haven no longer will hug children, in public during Mass, because one family wrote the Bishop that it looks bad. Father Bill Langlois will do fist-bumps instead.
http://www.big1059.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104673&article=10147029

Halloween restrictions for sex offenders proposed

San Bernardino County is considering prohibiting registered sex offenders from participating in Halloween activities at home or taking part in Halloween activities outside their homes and from opening their doors to anyone but law enforcement on Halloween night. Truly frightening government!
http://www.pe.com/local-news/san-bernardino-county/san-bernardino-county-headlines-index/20120522-s.b.-county-halloween-restrictions-for-sex-offenders-proposed.ece

Gov. Mary Fallin signs Oklahoma sex offender bill

Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that bans registered sex offenders from living with minor children.
http://newsok.com/gov.-mary-fallin-signs-oklahoma-sex-offender-bill/article/3677966?custom_click=pod_headline_politics

A fatal irony: Why the “circumcision solution” to the AIDS epidemic in Africa will increase transmission of HIV 

It supports our position.
http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2012/05/when-bad-science-kills-or-how-to-spread-aids

Mothers of sex offenders share responsibility, burden of label

CNN is, of course, part of the problem.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/12/living/mothers-sex-offenders/index.html

Treatment of sex offenders at issue in conference

The question of how California deals with sex offenders was under scrutiny Thursday, as dozens of professionals from social workers to law enforcement officers met in San Diego for an annual conference offered by the California Coalition on Sexual Offending
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/region-treatment-of-sex-offenders-at-issue-in-conference/article_9f6631c7-7f73-51cb-a8b8-bc5f837972c7.html

Too young to shave, but old enough for solitary

The leading American child psychiatry association just approved a policy statement opposing the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities for juveniles. https://www.aclu.org/blog/prisoners-rights-criminal-law-reform/too-young-shave-old-enough-solitary

Child acting’s new golden age: Kids aren't just getting more roles -- they're actually good. What changed?

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/11/child_actings_new_golden_age/singleton

Warning over paedophiles 'grooming' primary school children on Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters websites

What's a hair stylist to do?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143562/Warning-paedophiles-grooming-primary-school-children-Club-Penguin-Moshi-Monsters-websites.html

Sex offender orders 'might breach rights'

The Kiwis seem to be concerned about civil committment falling askance of U.N. Declarations on Human Rights even if the U.S. remains indifferent. http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/national-news/6911334/Sex-offender-orders-might-breach-rights

Ban on Dutch paedophile club impossible

We'll see.
http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-news/ban-on-dutch-paedophile-club-impossible_227124.html

Boy, 11, bombarded with porn on sleepover

"I am devastated at the loss of his innocence and I would like this to be a warning to other parents." I'm shocked, shocked I tell you...
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/sunday-mail/friends-bombard-11-year-old-with-porn/story-e6frep2f-1226353864640

THE NEW JEWS IN AMERICA

As long as there are an abundance of registered sex offenders for the parole officers to monitor, then all of the California parole officers have good job security. 
http://my.auburnjournal.com/detail/207978.html

Confidentiality and jail forensic evaluations (Part I of II)

Prosecutor secretly records forensic psychology evaluation 
http://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2012/05/confidentiality-and-jail-forensic.html

DEFINITIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES: MONTANA PROBE

Pertinax plumbs the depths, once again.
http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2012/05/definitions-have-consequences-montana.html

Woman gets probation for sex with underage neighbor

Do you think the sentence would be the same if the sexes were reversed?
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Woman-gets-probation-for-sex-with-underage-3558020.php

Young boy stages WBC counter-protest

That's Fred Phelp's odious church, Westboro Baptist.
http://cjonline.com/news/2012-05-12/young-boy-stages-wbc-counter-protest

The Kidnapping Hysteria

John Stossel: "Center for Missing Children is a piece of the Fear Industrial Complex. It raises money by scaring us".
http://www.creators.com/opinion/john-stossel/the-kidnapping-hysteria.html

Can a sex-offender ever have a fresh start?

Well, no.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120515_Can_a_sex-offender_ever_have_a_fresh_start_.html

Former top FBI agent charged with child porn distribution

I'm sure there's a logical explanation.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/15/justice/ex-fbi-agent-pornography/index.html

Nashville-based group accuses people online of pedophilia

That would be the Evil people who have Unveiled themselves as such.
http://www.wsmv.com/story/18387940/nashville-based-group-accused-people-online-of-pedophilia

Judges quash "draconian" child pornography order on teenage boy because the material was "age appropriate"

The Court of Appeal has overturned a "draconian" sexual offences order imposed on a man who viewed child pornography because he was 15 when the images were downloaded.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9268357/Judges-quash-draconian-child-pornography-order-on-teenage-boy-because-the-material-was-age-appropriate.html

Parents: Don’t monitor your kids’ Web surfing.

Refreshingly non-paranoid.
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/roiphe/2012/05/kids_on_the_internet_danah_boyd_s_controversial_idea_that_kids_should_be_allowed_to_roam_free_.single.html

Stressing AEDPA deference, split Ninth Circuit upholds 3-strikes sentence for failing to register

"In California’s sweeping gloss, proportionality in sentencing a recidivist has been eliminated.  The repeat felon, however technical his felony, is to be “incapacitated.” " http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/05/stressing-aedpa-deference-split-ninth-circuit-upholds-3-strikes-sentence-for-failing-to-register.html

DSM 5 Rejects 'Hebephilia' Except for the Fine Print

Still present are attempts to expand definitions of pedophila.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-frances/dsm-5-rejects-hebephilia-_b_1475563.html

Editorial: End spanking in public schools

Bravo!
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/story/2012-05-07/spanking-in-schools-paddling/54817562/1

The Fourth Amendment and Video Recording in Bathrooms, in Civil Commitment Units for Sex Offenders

"To what extent, if any, does the Fourth Amendment restrict searches in civil commitment units for sex offenders?" It is about time this was addressed. Considering they are "not to be punished" they are nothing but punished, day-in and day-out!
http://volokh.com/2012/05/07/the-fourth-amendment-and-video-recording-in-bathrooms-in-civil-commitment-units-for-sex-offenders

"In the 1970s paedophilia was a cause for liberals".

That was before the massive disinformation campaigns waged by gender feminists and religious zealots.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/in-the-1970s-paedophilia-was-a-cause-for-liberals-16155542.html

Sex offender bill backed by Gov. Jindal clears Senate, nears final passage

is this the third or the fourth time they've tried this?
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/05/sex_offender_bill_backed_by_go.html

Plans for child abuse reporting queried

Score one for the Brits, if they manage to reject the fascist "mandatory reporting" laws.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0509/1224315801338.html

Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

Imagine, saying "no, thank you" to government intrusion.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/nyregion/ultra-orthodox-jews-shun-their-own-for-reporting-child-sexual-abuse.html?_r=1&hp

Sixth Grade Students Made Porn Video At Mexican School

But it was for a school project!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/sixth-grade-students-made-porn-calkini-campeche-mexico_n_1504844.html

'Romeo' not cleared, gets life on list

Despite last years outcry over his inclusion on the Registry. In fact, he is now considered "Tier 3" the worst of the worst! http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/target_8/romeo-not-cleared-gets-life-on-list

And this, also from Michigan:
Tier 3, and that has some critics questioning the law.  
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/target_8/picking-predators-not-simply-tier-3

South Carolina Supreme Court declares lifetime sex offender GPS tracking unconstitutional on various grounds

A bit of judicial sanity.
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/05/south-carolina-supreme-court-declares-lifetime-sex-offender-gps-tracking-unconstitutional-on-various.html

When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite

Just as man/boy love was once honored and revered in past civilizations.
http://anthropologist.livejournal.com/1314574.html

Dangerous paedophiles to be caged indefinitely

Kiwis, foaming-at-the-mouth!
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/6901590/Dangerous-paedophiles-to-be-caged-indefinitely

A SMALL ROOM CROWDED WITH FEAR AND DESPERATION

Widespread attacks on homeless sex offenders. Under-reported.
http://my.auburnjournal.com/detail/207814.html

Time Magazine Cover

Shouldn't this be classified as child porn? 
http://blogs-images.forbes.com/forbeswomanfiles/files/2012/05/time-cover-breastfeeding.jpg

Porn panic!

Fear over online pornography is leading anti-porn campaigners into irrational, knee-jerk responses. Are we hurtling toward a future where the only thing left to masturbate to is the Daily Mail?  
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/the-lay-scientist/2012/apr/30/porn-panic-daily-mail

The Specialness of (Some) Sexual Crimes

"Institutionalized, Punitive Hysteria"
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/04/30/the-specialness-of-some-sexual-crimes/

America’s War On Sex, Take 2

Dr. Marty Klein brings us up to date.
http://sexualintelligence.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/americas-war-on-sex-take-2

The rampant “pedophilia craze” in Russia 

Hysteria has proven just as politically valuable in the land ruled by Putin as it has in the U.S. and the U.K.
http://www.cpiu.us/teacher-65-cleared-of-pedophilia-charges/2012/05/01/#more-2430

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline

The reintroduction of a much maligned virtue: tolerance!
http://acestoohigh.com/2012/04/23/lincoln-high-school-in-walla-walla-wa-tries-new-approach-to-school-discipline-expulsions-drop-85

Reason.tv: Schools Use GPS Uniforms to Track Students! 

I would think a few cycles through the washer and dryer would put an end to that!
http://reason.com/blog/2012/05/01/reasontv-schools-use-gps-uniforms-to-tra

North Carolina Pastor Sean Harris: Parents Should 'Punch' Their Effeminate Children

HE should be in prison!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/north-carolina-pastor-sea_n_1468618.html?ref=gay-voices

More People Realizing That The FBI's 'Big Wins' Are In Stopping Its Own Made Up Terror Plots

For our nation's top law enforcement agency, entrapment has become a sound business model.
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111118/23080016837/more-people-realizing-that-fbis-big-wins-are-stopping-its-own-made-up-terror-plots.shtml

What Right Do Schools Have to Discipline Students for What They Say Off Campus?

None!
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/04/what-right-do-schools-have-to-discipline-students-for-what-they-say-off-campus/256476/

Growing Up Nudist: A Naked Childhood

Still goin' naked, despite everything! Of course, now everyone wanting to visit has to undergo a criminal background check.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/growing-nudist-naked-childhood/story?id=16268502#.T6M_bMX-XK1

Hebephilia update: DSM-5 workgroup stubbornly clinging to pet diagnosis

Because they're obsessed, for whatever private reason.
http://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2012/05/hebephilia-update-dsm-5-workgroup.html

Sex Offender at 12, Punished For Life

Loathsome, odious injustice.
http://mynorthwest.com/874/671641/Sex-Offender-at-12-Punished-For-Life

'I'm Sexy And I Know It' Earns Suspension For 1st Grader

The perversity of puritans.
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/i_m_sexy_and_i_know_it_earns_suspension_for_1st_grader

St. Pete lawmakers seek tougher penalties for pedophilia approval

"Stronger punishment for “public approval of pedophilia”.
http://rt.com/politics/pedophilia-approval-petersburg-law-924/

Higher Registration Requirements for Male Sex Offenders Who Committed the Offense Against a Male Victim

Boy lovers are considered by government shrinks to be more "dangerous" than girl lovers. How's that, now?
http://volokh.com/2012/04/27/higher-registration-requirements-for-male-sex-offenders-who-committed-the-offense-against-a-male-victim/

Waco religious commune accused of masking abuse

Well, just do what Janet Reno did many years ago, also in Waco: surround the place with tanks, shoot into the compound indiscriminately, and burn it all to the ground, including the children. That will take care of any "abuse" going on there.
http://www.wfaa.com/news/investigates/Waco-religious-commune-accused-of-masking-abuse-149134605.html

PHILADELPHIA CLERICAL ABUSE CASE

From the always loquacious Pertinax. For the extraordinarily patient, well worth reading.
http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2012/04/philadelphia-clerical-abuse-case.html

Tennessee Passes Bill To Tamp Down ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’

Tennessee bill would require sex-ed classes to “exclusively and emphatically” promote abstinence and ban teachers and outside groups from promoting “gateway sexual activity.”  This includes such lewd behavior as "holding hands".
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/tennessee_gateway_sexual_activity_bill_passes.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

The Medicalization of Rebellion

Pathologizing dissent. Just like the Soviets. But here.
http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/21/the-medicalization-of-rebellion

Parents protest to demand sex offenders should leave Linden Bank hostel

The problem with a daytime march is that you can't really carry torches!
http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/Parents-scared-let-children-play/story-15890898-detail/story.html

CRB checks top 30million but create 'atmosphere of mistrust'

Adults would rather ignore a lost or injured child than be accused of being a paedophile, according to campaigners who believe mass vetting over the past decade has actually left young people more at risk by creating an atmosphere of mistrust.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9219430/CRB-checks-top-30million-but-create-atmosphere-of-mistrust.html

Let's study the sex offender panic

Encouraging developments from New Hampshire.
http://www.corrections.com/news/article/30593

Michigan Supreme Court Reaffirms Right to Physically (But Nonlethally) Resist Illegal Police Conduct

Of course, you may be killed in the act of asserting your rights.
http://volokh.com/2012/04/23/michigan-supreme-court-reaffirms-right-to-physically-but-nonlethally-resist-illegal-police-conduct

Murder trial told accused had 'paedophile hit list

More
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-17811391

Polygraphs in Sex Offender Treatment

Polygraphs, while inadmissible in court, is routinely used to determine the fate of those on probation or parole.
http://www.premierdefensegroup.com/blog/polygraphs-sex-offender-treatment-pa/

“Don’t Say Gay” bill advances

Of course, many of those supporting this bill can continue to use the word "faggot" as much as they like.
http://www.salon.com/2012/04/18/dont_say_gay_bill_advances

How internet porn turned my beautiful boy into a hollow, self-hating shell

Having nothing to do with having a hollow, self-hating, shell of a mother.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132342/How-internet-porn-turned-beautiful-boy-hollow-self-hating-shell.html?ICO=most_read_module

Bernie Fine accuser fabricated story

And yet, had he not recanted and had the case gone to trial, Fine could have been convicted solely on the word of this accuser.
http://espn.go.com/new-york/story/_/id/7809174/syracuse-orange-bernie-fine-case-accuser-says-made-allegations

“Death sentence” for online luring

“No physical, visual or verbal contact and I get the death penalty?”  
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/04/14/story

Bill would make it illegal for child to be awarded to sex offender

Parental rights under attack.
http://www.wistv.com/story/17464916/bill-would-make-it-illegal-for-child-to-be-awarded-to-sex-offender

Middle School Student Suspended For Hugging Teacher

'That's inappropriate"!!
http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/04/12/middle-school-student-suspended-for-hugging-teacher/

America’s expensive sex offenders

Ballooning costs are making states rethink laws that would keep these criminals in civil detention for life http://www.salon.com/2012/04/17/americas_expensive_sex_offenders/singleton/

Dead men tell no tales–Israeli MIT researcher facing sex charges commits suicide in prison

Another triumph of entrapment for Homeland Security.
http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/dead-men-tell-no-tales-israeli-mit-researcher-facing-sex-charges-commits-suicide-in-prison

SCIENCE' AND THE STAMPEDE

Carefully managed scientific outcomes.
http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2012/04/science-and-stampede.html

NY Moves to Ban Sex Offenders from Online Video Games

The new, new thing.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sex-Offender-Video-Game-Ban-Operation-Game-Over-NY-146323895.html

This 14-Year-Old Sex Tape Producer Should Be Thankful He’s Not American

As I've been saying for some time now, it is entirely possible that the overwhelming majority of "child porn" is produced by kids, themselves. http://hypervocal.com/news/2012/this-14-year-old-sex-tape-producer-should-be-thankful-hes-not-american/

Flat fire victim was sex offender

Another murder of a sex offender in Britain.
http://www.worcesterstandard.co.uk/2012/04/05/news-Flat-fire-victim-was-sex-offender-34929.html

Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor With Bat

Man Thought Neighbor Was Sex Offender. Had he been, presumably, in many people's minds, that would have not been so bad.
http://www.wesh.com/r/30840697/detail.html

Alleged Rape Victim to Remain Jailed Before Attacker’s Trial

VICTIM jailed to compell her to testify against her "rapist"!
http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/2012/04/alleged-rape-victim-to-remain-jailed.html

U.S. filmmaker repeatedly detained at border

Laura Poitras makes award-winning controversial films, and is targeted by the U.S. government as a result.  Finally, someone who isn't a B.L. being treated as badly as some of us are coming back to the U.S.!
http://www.salon.com/2012/04/08/u_s_filmmaker_repeatedly_detained_at_border/singleton/

Growing up drugged

For the first time ever, millions of today's adults were raised on psychotropic medications. What does that mean? http://www.salon.com/2012/04/07/growing_up_drugged/singleton/

Porn is coming for your daughter!

"Nightline" warns of the "deeply disturbing" trend of teen girls watching porn
http://www.salon.com/2012/02/03/porn_is_coming_for_your_daughter/singleton

Is Some Homophobia Self-Phobia?

Or, we might ask, is Pedophobia Self-Phobia?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120406234458.htm



 
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