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Zeitgeist March 2012

by Eric TazelaarPublished: 31 March 2012
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March 31, 2012

Rest stop confidential
"Across America, countless men are meeting up for sex in highway bathrooms. I'm one of them. Here's why"
Where the girls aren't. And I think that's key. This is an interesting, not to mention, ancient phenomenon that is still almost entirely unrecognized by society. That there are men and, at least at one time, boys who seek out anonymous sex with each other but who are not necessarily "gay". This just isn't accomodated by contemporary notions of sexual preference. And I don't think it can be adequately explained by them being "in the closet", either. It suggests the possibility of a "post-gay" era. Assuming it receives wider recognition, which I predict it will.
http://www.salon.com/2012/03/29/rest_stop_confidential/singleton/

Evidence of Innocence: The case of Michael Morton
More prosecutorial misconduct results in innocent man spending 25 years in prison.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403194n&tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel

Ban on father seeing daughter alone is lifted
He had reported finding child porn on his computer to police after downloading music. His reward for bringing it to their attention? He was barred from having access to his daughter.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-17354975

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
Sitting in a restaurant not far from NSA headquarters, the place where he spent nearly 40 years of his life, Binney held his thumb and forefinger close together. “We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state,” he says.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/4/

Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report
Psychologist warned university police, but they weren't able to prove abuse of boy “I was horrified to know that there were so many other innocent boys who had their hearts and minds confused, their bodies violated,” said Chambers. “It’s unspeakable.”
Yes. Let's talk about "confusing" the hearts and minds of young men, shall we?
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46843083/ns/today-today_people/#.T2-h9zEgfQA

Third Graders Reportedly Have Oral Sex Under Desk, Teacher Fired For Not Noticing
What, is she supposed to keep track of every blow job her students give one another? Perhaps she failed to see a reason for interfering with them.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/third-graders-oral-sex-tallulah-elementary-school_n_1375399.html?ref=mostpopular

more blow-job related: But I thought the purpose of education was teaching kids how to get ahead!
http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20120322/NEWS01/203220326

James Lamb sent to state program for sexually violent predators
His high crime? Corresponding with some of his compatriots at Coalinga State Hospital without "permission". All the more reason for anyone "hospitalized" after serving the entirety of their prison sentence to refuse to enter into the Maoist-style "treatment" and reeducation regimens of these modern-day Bedlams. http://www.montereyherald.com/news/ci_20260064/james-lamb-sent-state-program-sexually-violent-predators

The Tiniest Teacher
Admirable goal but it's very sad that children, who have been systematically categorized and separated by age into the generational ghettos called public schools, now require deliberate, but limited, exposure to those of other ages to further their emotional development. We live in a very distorted culture that would be unrecognizable to kids of previous generations.
http://responsibility-project.libertymutual.com/q-and-as/the-tiniest-teacher?src=OB_B278_Tiniestteacher#fbid=enTs5vt26Wb&src=OB_B278_Tiniestteacher

Legislation that would have required certain registered sex offenders to always carry their driver's license or other form of state-issued identification
Failed its first committee test Tuesday. Good! As for Paul Cook, HE is the "worst of the worst"!
http://blogs.pe.com/politics/2012/03/sex-offenders-cook-bill-fails.html

Police: Children had sex on Noblesville school bus

I can't think of a better way to spend a bus ride. Naturally, the boy will be prosecuted.
http://www.wlfi.com/dpp/news/local/region_2/noblesville-school-bus-incident-prompts-investigation1332427491287

Increasing number of Canadians arrested for sex tourism
A number of governments, including the United States and Canada, have enacted laws which assert their ownership of their citizens and insist that they are subject to their countries' laws no matter where they go in the world. This is an extraordinary development which came into being with virtually no protest or widespread public awareness. http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Increasing+number+Canadians+arrested+tourism/6347405/story.html

New Jersey middle school bans hugging
They have declared themselves a "no hugging school" following some "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions."
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/23/new-jersey-middle-school-bans-hugging/?test=latestnews

Miami Commission Sues State Over Sex Offenders Evicted from living under a bridge
at the recommendation of parole officers. now they are unwelcome on a sidewalk.
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/03/22/miami-commission-sues-state-over-sex-offenders/

ACLU Opposing Dover's Sex Offender Ordinance
Worth watching but I see little to distinguish this ordinance from the hundreds of laws (thousands?) across the country.
http://www.wboc.com/story/17237072/aclu-opposing-dovers-sex-offender-ordinance

more about the case of the guy searched because of his Facebook postings.
But what exactly did he say that gave them "probable cause"?
http://volokh.com/2012/03/23/speech-as-evidence

And, in case you needed your extraordinarily incendiary and libelous rhetorical fix from the British Tabloids....

Ken Clarke: Let pervs hide horrors!
He'll give child sex offenders clean slate!
THOUSANDS of child sex beasts will be able to hide their horrific crimes under plans put forward by Ken Clarke!

Proving that, in our mother country, not all media are as dispassionate and well-mannered as the BBC, a common misconception amongst Americans. In other words, there are plenty of "yobs" and "lager louts" in the U.K. And this is what they read.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4215486/Ken-Clarke-Let-pervs-hide-their-horrors.html

Staged abduction at youth group meeting now under investigation
Are these the same people who do the Revelation-themed Halloween houses? Pretty scary people!
http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Staged-abduction-at-youth-group-meeting-leaves/32sF2v9FAkul6G68Mws4Kg.cspx

Cerritos Council delays vote on banning registered sex offenders from public parks
"Councilwoman Carol Chen and Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows said they supported banning registered sex offenders from all public places as a means of protecting the public. "
http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_20238733/cerritos-council-delays-vote-banning-registered-sex-offenders

Some sex offenders get registration violations dismissed

“The cases did not overrule SORNA and make SORNA ineffective. While the law has generated an enormous amount of litigation, it remains in effect"
http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/some-sex-offenders-get-registration-violations-dismissed/article_ca8835f4-5eb8-5f02-bb19-9e75a0eb1c15.html

The "Participating Victim" in the Study of Erotic Experiences between Children and Adults: A Historical Analysis
An important work worth reading.
http://www.unizar.es/riesgo/archivos/1270052714PV-articulo.pdf

Getting inside the Department of Juvenile Justice

The question is, how the hell to get out?
http://www.kalw.org/post/getting-inside-department-juvenile-justice

N.Y. State Senate Passes Bill Outlawing Kids Under 8 Waiting in Cars
Removing the rights of parents and kids, one-at-a-time.
http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/n-y-state-senate-passes-bill-outlawing-kids-under-8-waiting-in-cars/

Paedophiles ‘disguise’ child abuse pages as legit websites
"Report: Hidden paths lead to vile vids and pics"
Or maybe it's just the FBI, having some fun.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/26/iwf_report/

Saggy pants proposal advancing in Tennessee Legislature
Nice slogan from a blog: Make Sense, Not Laws
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/17249378/saggy-pants-proposal-advancing-in-legislature

Are child porn laws unfair?
More push-back against child porn laws. 
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120324/NEWS01/303250035/child-porn-federal-sentencing

Occupy Miami Raided, SWAT Team Draws Weapons on Children
The increasing militarization of police forces across the nation. http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/occupy_miami_raided_swat_team_draws_weapons_on_children_michaelmoore_com

International authorities bust online pedophile network
Either there are tens of thousands of pornography rings, or the police are incompetent (or both!)
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-03-08/world/world_europe_italy-pedophelia-arrests_1_pedophile-social-network-national-police?_s=PM:EUROPE

Silence over child abuse can now mean jail
We're all draftees in the crusade against "child abuse"!
http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8437520/silence-over-child-abuse-can-now-mean-jail

National Children's Advocacy Center symposium on child abuse draws international experts
Amongst the "experts"? I.C.E., Department of Homeland Security! And you wonder where all of that anti-terror funding is going.
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/03/national_childrens_advocacy_ce_3.html

Australian School Suspends Student After He Shaves Head for Cancer Charity

"He took it on himself to shave his head for a very good cause, he didn't go through school procedures and deal with us first," Houlihan said.
Talk about a Nanny State! The Aussies can give the Brits a run for their money!
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/school-suspends-student-after-he-shaves-head-for-cancer-charity-031912

Man Who Offered Lift To Teen Girls Says He’s Victim Of ‘Good Deed Gone Wrong’
He has been charged with "disorderly conduct". Enough to make you think twice about helping someone you think is in need.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/16/man-who-offered-lift-to-teen-girls-says-hes-victim-of-good-deed-gone-wrong

136 Men deemed "sexually dangerous" by the U.S. Government and being held in indefinite detention.
Interestingly, they seem to be far more selective that many of the states. Does this mean that they have truly identified the most dangerous? I wouldn't bet on it! For one thing, many are guilty only of child porn.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-03-13/dangerous-sexual-predators-detained/53621210/1

Santorum is using kids to attack porn
As they all do.
http://www.salon.com/2012/03/19/santorum_is_using_kids_to_attack_porn/singleton/#

Doubling down on 9/11
A decade after the attacks, our national security regime continues to grow ever more punitive and secretive http://www.salon.com/2012/03/19/doubling_down_on_911/singleton/#comments

The Buddy System A single close friendship can ease a boy’s passage through middle school
" But what if your son can’t find a pal?"
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2012/03/friendship_tips_for_middle_school_boys_.single.html

Nanny Knows Best 
Tales from the ultimate Nanny State (unless you count North Korea)
http://nannyknowsbest.blogspot.com/2012/03/nanny-bans-best-friends.html

TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old In Leg Cast And Wheelchair (VIDEO)
One of our creepier government agencies.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/tsa-pats-down-3-year-old-_n_1361843.html

Underage sexual abuse victims were castrated in Dutch Roman Catholic psychiatric wards in the 1950s
according to the Rotterdam-based newspaper NRC Handelsblad.  Loathesome and hypocritical! In other words, typical of religion.
http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/forced-castrations-reportedly-found-roman-catholic-care

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/9153676/Dutch-Roman-Catholic-Church-castrated-at-least-10-boys.html

Deeply Flawed Sex Offender Registry Needs Rethinking
Study shows vast majority of sex offenders don't re-offend False statements aplenty on sex offender registry websites.
http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-op-condon-sex-offenders-do-not-recidivate-0301-20120229,0,6320191.story

Michigan sex offender registries upgraded after audit finds inaccurate, incomplete data
They're not the only state to be woefully inadequate in ensuring the accuracy of the sex offender database. One would think that, given the level of alarm with which these registries were enacted, that there would be a similar level of concern for their accuracy. But you would be wrong.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/michigan_beefs_up_technology_b.html

Southfield man faces charges after Facebook posts about child pornography
The search which uncovered his possession of material was based upon his online statements defending child pornography and providing tips for its acquisition. Also, some pretty obnoxious statements, apparently. But did it rise to the level of probable cause for a search? Wasn't he simply exercising his speech rights?
http://www.freep.com/article/20120301/NEWS03/203010417/Southfield-man-faces-charges-after-Facebook-posts-about-child-pornography

Out from under the bridge
Advocates working to curb sex offender homelessness
http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/out-from-under-the-bridge-1.2822347#.T2mM39WUDh5

Juvenile Life Without the Possibility of Parole cases
Can we have any doubt that those who scream the loudest to lock up "molesters" and throw away the key are the same ones screaming to lock up jevenile offenders for the rest of their lives, too? These people are just evil and it's time we stop crediting them as possessing a functional morality.
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/03/intriguing-early-report-on-scotus-arguments-in-todays-jlwop-cases.html
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/03/seeking-policy-prefernces-no-lwop-for-younger-juves-or-no-mandatory-lwop-for-all-juves.html
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/03/miller-and-jackson-the-court-struggles-to-frame-the-issue.html

Kids Still Being Beaten in Public Schools, Just FYI
Just don't perform fellatio on them!
http://reason.com/blog/2012/03/20/kids-still-being-beaten-in-public-school

Judge Forces Texas Educators to Apologize to Agnostic Family
Teachers openly derided agnostics in their classrooms. http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/03/20/medina_valley_independent_school_district_school_prayer_case_judge_fred_biery_orders_apology_.html

A Call to Cardinal Dolan to Stop Endangering LGBT Youth
"We don't care! We don't HAVE to!"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-siciliano/cardinal-dolan-lgbt-youth_b_1363153.html

Child sex abuse is under-punished - it's time for judges to get tough

Oh yes, the courts have been coddling us for years now.
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Child+abuse+under+punished+time+judges+tough/6335138/story.html

Illinois Legislators Debate Costly Expansion of Sex Offender Registry
The costs of complying with federal Adam Walsh Act mandates are increasingly being viewed as "not worth it". http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/newsnow/x1907520080/Illinois-Legislators-Debate-Costly-Expansion-of-Sex-Offender-Registry


March 18, 2012

Should it really be a crime to look at child pornography?

There is now speculation that the majority of "child pornography" producers are children themselves. However, because it is legally impermissible to verify such claims, it is impossible to know.

But given the ready access of phones with cameras, laptops with cameras, iPads with cameras, iPods with cameras, digital cameras which are, of course, cameras and the ease with which still or moving images can be captured at whatever moment one's fancy is taken to do so, could it be all that surprising that children, themselves, are chief amongst those immortalizing their most revealing and erotic moments?

After all, most kids today not only have ready access to the necessary devices for creating porno but, more crucially, they are uniquely advantaged in possessing the bodies necessary to do so (unless you count "virtual" child pornography which can be created in the complete absence of actual children). 

This is one of those inconvenient yet emerging facts which makes child pornography laws impossible to square with their ostensible mandate in protecting children.

It is becoming ever more apparent that child pornography laws' real purpose is to protect distorted adults from childhood realities.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2003/jan/14/childprotection.rodliddle 

Church Puts Legal Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group
S.N.A.P. finally experiences some push-back from the Catholic Church. Is the gravy-train about to derail? 
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/us/catholic-church-pressures-victims-network-with-subpoenas.html?_r=1

Los Angeles-area little league turns down strip club donation
It's too bad, "Jet Strippers" would have made a dynamite name for a Little League team. So much for "getting to first base"
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/los-angeles-area-league-turns-strip-club-donation-article-1.1038560

Arizona House of Representatives unanimously approves bill requiring sex offenders to register every residence in which they might live
Uh, let's see... sometimes I'm living under a bridge, sometimes I'm in a culvert and then there's that park bench, every now and again...
http://www.kpho.com/story/17157816/sex-offender-registration-bill-passes-house

Green Bay's Sex Offender Ordinance: The 5 Year Review

A   five-member board determines on a case-by-case basis whether convicted sex offenders should be allowed to live within city limits.  Entire cities have become gated communities. Imagine going before five officials to ask permission to live in town. This is medieval.
http://www.wbay.com/story/17150872/2012/03/13/green-bays-sex-offender-ordinance-the-5-year-review

Reason.tv: How Sex Offender Registries Fail Us
I expect a bit more from Reason who have approached the issue of massive sex offender civil liberties atrocities far too meekly and with great timidity. Sorry Nick and Matt, but your efforts thus far are too little, too late! The good news is that libertarianism is making real inroads in America. The bad news is they're having to downplay the rights of unpopular classes of citizens (and appeal to Fox News viewers) in order to do so.
http://reason.com/blog/2012/03/14/reasontv-how-sex-offender-registries-fai

Throwing a Wrench & White Noise in Gov't Surveillance?
Is it possible to confuse government agents more than they are already? If so, then I'm all for it.
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/throwing_a_wrench_white_noise_in_gov_t_surveillance

Officer Used Stun Gun on 9-Year-Old Boy
Yes, you read that correctly and all because he laid on the floor and refused to be taken into custody for truancy? Because he wouldn't go to school? Jesus fuck! This is some sick shit!
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird/Officer-Used-Stun-Gun-on-9-Year-Old-Boy-Report-142456165.html

Family living in fear after false sex offender posters
An acknowledgement of the dangers those subjected to sex offender registries face.
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/9589708.Family_living_in_fear_after_false_sex_offender_posters

Sex Offenders Banned  From Public Places
More banishment. It would be very interesting to see sex offenders refuse to pay their taxes on the basis of denial of public services.
http://www.onntv.com/content/stories/2012/03/14/story-community-center-sex-crime-ban.html


Unprecedented - How Sex Offender Laws Are Impacting Our Nation

Another title added to a growing list of such.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936417707/ref=nosim?tag=sexoffiss-20&linkCode=sb1&camp=212353&creative=380549 

Criminal Charges Dropped in Canada Customs Manga Case
Yet another attempt to criminalize drawings.
http://cbldf.org/homepage/criminal-charges-dropped-in-canada-customs-manga-case

Civil detention order still requires work
The assurance is always that civil detention is for the "worst-of-the-worst". The reality is that it will include those who have never used force or coercion in their "crimes" and who refuse to self-condemn or to be brainwashed in Maoist-style sex offender reeducation camps run by zealous pseudo-scientists.
http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/civil-detention-order-still-requires-work/5/117802

Santorum: Pornography causes brain damage

I'd say his obsession with pornography is proof of this!
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/rick_santorum_says_pornography_causes_brain_damage

Man recants allegations of sex abuse against his stepfather
His father had forced him years earlier to testify against his stepfather, sending the stepfather to prison. Another reminder that anyone can be sent to prison on the strength of one person's word alone. It happens every day.
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/03/15/man-recants-allegations-of-stepdads-sex-abuse

Hundreds of sex offender registry web sites drop bogus recidivism statistic
But the terrible laws built on top of sham statistics will continue to live on.
http://sexoffenderfacts.blogspot.com/2012/03/hundreds-of-sex-offender-registry-web.html

19 Signs That America Has Become A Crazy Control Freak Nation Where Almost Everything Is Illegal
Ignorance of the law is increasingly unavoidable.
http://www.yolohub.com/economy/19-signs-that-america-has-become-a-crazy-control-freak-nation-where-almost-everything-is-illegal

Church offers service especially for convicted sex offenders
Separate and demonstrably unequal. Why would any self-respecting person worship in a church which considers them to be a social contaminant?
http://host.madison.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/religion/church-offers-service-especially-for-convicted-sex-offenders/article_750d1c36-6f88-11e1-b6a8-001871e3ce6c.html

Are sex offender databases protecting American children?
No, they're protecting bad ideas and grotesquely distorted adults.
http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-west-palm-beach/are-sex-offender-databases-protecting-american-children


New legislation closes "loopholes", promotes "child safety"
By "loopholes" they mean rights previously enjoyed by citizens. Read this; this new law goes very, very far. Scary!
http://www.dailyhome.com/view/full_story/17921838/article-New-legislation-closes-loopholes--promotes-child-safety?instance=home_lead_story

March 13, 2012

Quebec City cops incited inmates to beat accused pedophile: witness
The extraordinary thing here is that they were brought to justice for their criminal complicity. Brutalization and even killing of accused sex offenders occurs day-in and day-out in jails and prisons throughout North America.
http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120308/mtl_quebec_city_120308/20120308

Florida Teen Forced To Kneel For Nine Hours Straight, Eat Only Meat Shakes, Police Say
Upon first reading the headline, I had thouight that it was another "Christian" boot camp. Will these adults who inflicted this treatment upon a 13 year old be treated with the same ferocity in our legal system as a man would had he had had oral sex with him? Don't count on it!http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/03/florida_teen_forced_to_kneel_f.php

Peers behind most teen sex abuse: study
The Swiss finding is not inconsistent with findings elsewhere. The question is: what will they do with this information and what government actions will flow from it?
http://www.thelocal.ch/national/20120308_2778.html

Child abuse registry may see changes
Connecticut begins to rethink the horrors of lifetime registration.
http://www.theday.com/article/20120309/NWS12/303099906/1019&town=

Summer camps: Weak laws pave way for sexual abuse
Part of their "Kids in Peril" series. The continuous identification of "loopholes" purportedly allowing child sexual abuse have been a mainstay of journalism for decades now. Tthey continue to beat the drums of alarm with little substance to corroborate their lurid "discoveries".
http://www2.palmbeachpost.com/news/kidsinperil

Hooking Kids on Sex II
This YouTube video from the "American Life League" manages to be simultaneously (although unintentionally) hilarious and tedious. It is an elaborate Christian fundamentalist screed against Planned Parenthood with the predicatable allegations of "perverted" values being foisted on children who, after all, are the rightful property of Christian parents. There are lots of fun and titillating graphics which we would be reluctant to show. Explicit cartoon depictions of boys masturbating? The "vulva puppet show"? It's all here and courtesy of the bibilical literalists. Can you imagine if we had put it out?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7XR9yH2ETk

Human Rights Watch Project - The harmful impact of sex offender registration and notification laws on children
If you're a juvenile or know of one who has been forced to register as a sex offender, the Human Rights Watch needs to hear from you.
http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2012/03/human-rights-watch-project-harmful.html

Low reoffending risk found for child porn users
The stage is gradually being set for a showdown between civil libertarians and the censorious hysterics in the decades-long child porn battle.
http://m.theage.com.au/victoria/low-reoffending-risk-found-for-child-porn-users-20120310-1urgl.html

Miami sex-crime offenders camp on slab of sidewalk in Shorecrest
Many were moved out from underneath a causeway bridge several years ago, with assurances of a better existence, only to find themselves sleeping rough on the streets of Miami, demonstrably worse-off and more vulnerable to harm.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/11/2689149/miami-sex-offenders-again-living.html

It’s Not A War On Women—It’s A War On Sex
Is it a "war on women" when many of the assailants are women?
http://sexualintelligence.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/its-not-a-war-on-women-its-a-war-on-sex

Could and should defendants and their attorneys seek to "crash" justice system by demanding trials?
And who wants to be the first? The problem is, the prosecution scares the bejeezus out of defendants by threatening absurdly long sentences if they insist on taking their case to trial rather than accepting their "negotiated" plea agreements. But, on the other hand, if everyone or, at least, lots of defendants were to suddenly reject all plea offers and demand to go to trial, then the court system would be brought to its knees. An enticing possibility. Now, who will step up to the plate and be the first to insist on their right to a trial by their peers?
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/03/could-and-should-defendants-and-their-attorneys-seek-to-crash-justice-system-by-demanding-trials.html

"Inappropriate" Photography Charged
It turns out, that, if you're a registered sex offender, taking a picture in a Walmart in Texas of a kid with your cellphone you can be arrested and charged with "inappropriate photography". This is another example of of laws selectively targeting classes of individuals and enforced purely on the basis of what the government imagines to be ttheir motivation. In other words, "thought crimes".
http://www.click2houston.com/news/HCSO-Sex-offender-takes-pictures-of-children-inside-Walmart/-/1735978/9282804/-/kigr7h/-/

Paedophiles chemically castrated in British jail
The real benefit is in sating the blood lust of the British public. You will notice that most of the commenters to this story lament that it is not surgical. "Ah for the days of heads on pikes!"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9139845/Paedophiles-chemically-castrated-in-British-jail.html

Juveniles prosecuted as adults: Colorado's hardline approach not working, report says
"A large body of research shows that prosecuting children as adults makes it less likely they'll be rehabilitated and become productive members of society. "
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2012/03/juveniles_prosecuted_as_adults_colorado.php

Zero tolerance policies enacted after Columbine massacre need to go away, panelist says
"Officials HAD developed a "zero tolerance" approach to disciplining students whose actions touch on violence, no matter how tangentially."
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2011/09/zero_tolerance_policies_go_away_columbine_massacre.php

Sex Offender Laws Are Based On Rage and Fear
" Sex offender laws have bred a universal hysteria about sex offenders by branding them all as equally and intolerably dangerous."
http://www.corrections.com/news/article/30085-sex-offender-laws-are-based-on-rage-and-fear

Wisconsin Supreme Court addresses registration requirements for homeless sex offenders
 "In isolation, the penalty subsection of the statute appears to criminalize the failure to provide required information — without regard to the registrant's ability to provide that information,"
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/03/wisconsin-supreme-court-addresses-registration-requirements-for-homeless-sex-offenders.html

Best Part Of Gay 12-Year-Old’s Day Half Hour Spent Eating Lunch Alone On Staircase
While a parody from "The Onion" it's not so much funny as it is true.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/best-part-of-gay-12yearolds-day-half-hour-spent-ea,27547/

 

March 12, 2012

Bill would withhold federal funds from states unless they enact laws requiring all adults to report suspected child abuse
Carefully selected crimes are, once again, used to limit the civil liberties of all Americans.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/stopping-child-abuse/2012/02/01/gIQAhuVfYR_story.html?hpid=z3

Seanad to urge new laws for Irish ISPs to block child abuse material
Internet service providers to be involuntarily conscripted into law enforcement functions
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/item/25959-seanad-to-urge-new-laws-for

Ayres struggling to cope at Napa State Hospital, attorney says
The state of California is only interested in being seen as punishing without remorse or consideration for such things as advanced dementia.
http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county-times/ci_20039269

Religious ritual at children's agency has 'alleged demon' steamed
And these people are in charge of children? I would say that demonology seems to influence much of what drives child public policy
http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/religious-ritual-at-childrens-agency-has-alleged-demon-steamed/1217078

Matt Gurney: Police arrest and stripsearch innocent man after child doodles a gun
A bizarre example, perhaps, but a logical conclusion for those infected with the zero-tolerance, thought-crime meme which has swept society.
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/02/24/matt-gurney-police-arrest-and-stripsearch-innocent-man-after-child-doodles-a-gun/

Gov. Dayton: "You can't lock up sex offenders forever" (but you sure can try)
Deferred (mis-) judgements made years ago are now beginning to come due.
http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/state-and-regional/gov-dayton-you-can-t-lock-up-sex-offenders-forever/article_ad82f68c-5ee2-11e1-9ebf-0019bb2963f4.html

California Asks Judges: Gay or Straight?
Are those the only two choices?
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/california-asks-judges-gay-or-straight_631857.html

Florida inmate whose case changed juvenile sentencing laws has prison term reduced
For purposes of punishment, they are "adults", for purposes of relationships, they are "children"
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-parole-20120226,0,119636.story

What life is like for 14-year-old killer tried as an adult
He was 12 years old when the state of Indiana decided to pretend he was an adult.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-26/young-murderer-gingerich/53251806/1

Estacada 1st-grader sneaks out to fight crime
Spider Boy, Spider Boy, Fighting crime with his favorite toy...
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/estacada_1st_grader_sneaks_out_to_fight_crime

Teen survivors of American religious brainwashing camps speak
On the one hand, THIS is legal in the U.S. On the other hand, love and affection, is not. And we're the ones who are crazy?
http://boingboing.net/2012/02/26/teen-survivors-of-american-rel.html

and the reddit thread:
http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/q6is0/in_september_2009_after_admitting_to_my_parents/

Facebook ban raises questions on punishment
Push-back, sweet push-back.
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/02/16/judge-throws-out-louisiana-facebook-ban-on-sex-offenders/

Volokh's take on the Louisiana court decision.
http://volokh.com/2012/02/21/federal-district-court-strikes-down-ban-on-much-internet-activity-by-registered-sex-offenders/

Secret suffering of kid sex slaves age five
Children in durance vile - the Sun is there! A perfectly fact-free, weasel-word heavy, stereotypic article:
http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/4156502/Secret-suffering-of-kid-sex-slaves-age-five.html

Heroic cameraman foregoes a great picture to save boy from drowning
A story that almost sweeps you away
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/police-and-ses-crews-continue-search-for-missing-springvale-boy-ryan-pham/story-e6frea8c-1226282789197
(from the FARK comments on the story: Men have traveled larger bodies of water for naked asian boys. This is small potatoes.)

Elementary students expelled for plotting to poison teacher
In my day, we just slipped ex-lax brownies to the ones we didn't like
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/26/elementary-students-expelled-for-rat-poison

Are All Men Pedophiles - Official Trailer
But what about the women?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xCJBwkcStjc#

First, They Came for the Sex Offenders
Judith Levine writes compellingly of the emerging preemptive, paranoid state.
http://monthlyreview.org/2012/02/01/first-they-came-for-the-sex-offenders

A trio of notable sentencing losses by child porn defendants in Sixth Circuit
A long, torturous road to justice.
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/02/trio-of-notable-sentencing-losses-by-child-porn-defendants-in-sixth-circuit.html

Exposing Pedophiles, Website Goes Where FBI Can't - Evil-Unveiled.com Helps Track Dangerous Pedophiles
Their name inavertantly refers to their own souls. Expect nothing factual from their mouths. A psychological profile of such vigilantes would be most revealing.
http://www.ketv.com/r/30554230/detail.html

Lawmakers look at reclassifying sex offenders
Missouri attempts to reclaim credibility by determing "the dangerous ones" using "scientific" assessment. Shrinks to the rescue! http://www.missourinet.com/2012/02/20/lawmakers-look-at-reclassifying-sex-offenders

When Do You Know If a Stranger Might Be a Pedophile?
Actually, she's talking about a kid here.
http://www.opednews.com/articles/When-Do-You-Know-If-a-Stra-by-Chris-Lamb-120220-608.html

Family sues Boy Scouts in sexual abuse case
Abuse lawsuits have displaced child stardom as the preferred way of earning an income off of your kid.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/family-sues-boy-scouts-sexual-abuse-case.html

Middle Schooler, Strip-Searched for Weed in Front of Other Students, Suing Georgia School District
The clash of zero-tolerance cultures!
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/middle_schooler_strip_searched_for_weed_in_front_of_other_students_suing_georgia_school_district

Study questions need for lengthy treatment of detainees
Karen Franklin reports on the emerging pushback against civil committment of "sex offenders"
http://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2012/02/treatment-and-risk-among-most-dangerous.html

Police tell senators they need new laws, powers to combat child porn online
Our neighbors to the North seek new powers to "police" the web. Existing laws are just never enough, you know.Top officer calls on courts for harsher paedophile sentences
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Police+tell+senators+they+need+laws+powers+combat+child+porn+online/6185952/story.html

Cop says the U.K. needs laws more like the U.S. and Australia
Be scared Great Britain, be very scared!
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/crime/top_officer_calls_on_courts_for_harsher_paedophile_sentences_1_3546250

Council of Europe urges Germany to abolish castration
How enlightened they are!
http://www.expatica.com/de/news/german-news/council-of-europe-urges-germany-to-abolish-castration_209940.html

All Dead Mormons Are Now Gay
OT, but turnabout is fair play (and funny, besides):
http://alldeadmormonsarenowgay.com

Ruling Changes Registration Requirements For Sex Offenders
From Ohio, the good....
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/02/21/columbus-ruling-changes-registration-requirements-for-sex-offenders.html

Few Ohio counties use funds to chase sex offenders
and the bad:
http://www.cantonrep.com/newsnow/x565042905/Few-Ohio-counties-use-funds-to-chase-sex-offenders

Lawmaker seeks no time limit on sex crime lawsuits against perpetrators who are authority figures
Unexamined are the reasons why there have been statutes-of-limitations in the first place.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/20/politics/lawmaker-proposes-extending-statute-of-limitations-on-sex-crimes

Burnet ordinance targets sex offenders
The question of "to rent or to own" takes on new significance.
http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/hill_country/burnet-ordinance-targets-sex-offenders

Why has Amtrak stopped letting children take the train on their own?
Why indeed? Because the ersatz "children's rights" movement, which was never really about "children's rights" anyway, has systematically stripped them of many of their rights, including the right to travel.
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2012/02/unaccompanied_minors_why_can_t_kids_travel_alone_on_amtrak_.single.html

Anti-child-porn activists demand blacklist powers
This, in the still rather new Russian Federation whose brief experiment with a free press has succumbed, once again, to authoritarianism.
http://rt.com/news/prime-time/internet-children-black-list-967

Sex offenders 'freed without treatment for behaviour'
Of course, the pretense here, as in all such cases, is that "treatment" is based upon anything like science.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17137753

5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even if You Have Nothing to Hide)
Good Advice. Practice saying in front of a mirror "I do not consent to searches". The fact is, you need to unlearn years of childhood indoctrination that the policeman (or woman) is your friend. Fail to unlearn at your peril.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-morgan/5-reasons-you-should-neve_b_1292554.html

Real men don't hug! He loves his boys to bits, but one father is with John Prescott when it comes to keeping them at arm’s length
Push-back against fillial affection from the Prince Philip set.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2104927/One-father-John-Prescott-comes-keeping-arms-length.html

Two-year old toddler in solitary confinement in a Zimbabwe prison
Robert Mugabe's reign of terror not limited to adults.
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/13/two-year-old-toddler-in-solitary-confinement-in-a-zimbabwe-prison

Doubts about SVP Programs
And yet, they never seem to question the very term "sexually violent predator" itself and that, in contemporary constructions, it requires the element of actual violence not one bit. This appears to be something of a "third rail", even for liberals. "We dare not mention it!". Please excuse me while I go puke.
http://sajrt.blogspot.com/2012/02/guest-blog-from-jon-brandt-regarding.html

Samuel Govea, shackled sex offender, busts out of hospital by dismantling bed
It's good to be handy.
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2012/02/samuel_govea_shackled_sex_offender_escapes_hospital.php

Okie Inmates Will Have To Pay For Their Own Cremation
I don't think you can call this a cost-of-living increase. And are propane tanks considered contraband?
http://www.ktul.com/story/17005529/inmate-cremation-bill-approved-in-state-senate

Volunteers Follow Pedophiles' Online Tracks
Oh, they're so noble! And really, who could distrust their motives? And who could blame them for using pseudonyms? Thank you "Veronica"! You're my heroine!
http://www.ketv.com/r/30528335/detail.html

Ashton Kutcher Acts As Observer During Marin County Child Porn Raids
This has NOTHING to do with his career. I'm sure. This will, inevitably, raise again the disturbing question of: was Ashton simply playing himself on "That '70's Show"?
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/24/ashton-kutcher-acts-as-observer-during-marin-county-child-porn-raids

Wisconsin Boy Saves Grandma's House From Foreclosure
Nine years old.
http://gma.yahoo.com/wisconsin-boy-saves-grandmas-house-foreclosure-185349531--abc-news.html

Man stuck between clashing sex offender registration laws
The question is whether a state’s sex offenders should have to comply with the federal Adam Walsh requirements if the state doesn’t.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-02-11/man-stuck-between-clashing-sex-offender-registration-laws?v=1328973288

200 priests suspected of abuse living in California, victims' lawyer says
“When we talk about sexual abuse we’re talking about sodomy,” he said. “There’s pubic hair, there’s sweat, there’s smells, there’s grunts.” Right, right, keep going...!
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/12/10386205-200-priests-suspected-of-abuse-living-in-california-victims-lawyer-says

Legalizing child pornography is linked to lower rates of child sex abuse
Yes, but that's not really the point of these laws, is it?
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2010/11/30/legalizing.child.pornography.linked.lower.rates.child.sex.abuse

Testing Our Moral Convictions: Decriminalising Child Porn To Reduce Child Crime"
"If it can be reliably shown that decriminalising the possession of child pornography leads to a significant decrease in child violence, should we decriminalise child porn possession?" Again, that's not really the point of these laws, is it?
http://bigthink.com/ideas/42407

US judges balk at rigid child porn sentences
Those entrusted to uphold justice sometimes do. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/02/12/federal_judges_straying_from_sentencing_guidelines_for_child_porn_convictions/

More on the problems with the sentencing guidelines: http://articles.boston.com/2012-02-12/metro/31050543_1_sentencing-guidelines-federal-judges-sentencing-commission

Tories on e-snooping: ‘Stand with us or with the child pornographers’
Hmm... tough choice.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/tories-on-e-snooping-stand-with-us-or-with-the-child-pornographers/article2336889/

Australia's 'child labour camp'
While I'm no fan of Scientology, abuse of adults and children by it pale in comparison to the abuse many face from their own governments, including the Australian government.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/latest/article/-/12905379/australia-s-child-labour-camp

Feds Say “Fake Names Are Grounds For Warrant-less Wiretapping”
Department of Justice says fake names will be considered "fraud" and fair-game for warrant-free surveillance. Fraud. Even if no one is being defrauded
http://www.akascope.com/2012/02/14/feds-fake-names-grounds-warrant-less-wiretapping

Yet another report showing extremely low recidivism among sex offenders
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-prison-repeat-offenders-0215-20120214,0,6765006.story

City sex offender ordinance put on hold
City Commissioner Dr. Brian Eades says, "I've found very consistently there's not a lot of benefit in limiting where folks can live." Ya think?
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/16937380/city-sex-offender-ordinance-put-on-hold

Student sues for emotional distress after school strip searched him for drugs in front of classmates - and revealed his 'Superman' underwear
He should just be grateful he wasn't wearing Spongebob Squarepants undies!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2101887/Eddie-White-Academy-Student-sues-emotional-distress-school-strip-searched-drugs.html

Conn. lawmakers to consider abuse registry changes
The proposed bill would allow offenders on the state's child abuse and neglect database to appeal their listing after five years if they aren't involved in any new abuse reports or investigations.
http://www.thehour.com/story/521309/conn-lawmakers-to-consider-abuse-registry-changes

Lawmaker Proposes Sex Offender IDs
California sex offenders would have to have a state-issued identification card or driver's license in their possession at all times. Otherwise, they'd be committing a felony. Ja, Ja!
http://www.kesq.com/news/30469085/detail.html

Criminal Child Neglect and the "Free Range Kid": Is Overprotective Parenting the New Standard of Care?
And, of course, is overprotective "governmenting" the new standard of governance?
http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&context=david_pimentel

Boy genius's book reveals life in college at age 8
Another rebuke to the infantilizers!
http://www.austin360.com/watercooler/boy-geniuss-book-reveals-life-in-college-at-2176441.html

Sex offender bill awaits governor's signature
Utah bill would enable R.S.O.'s to petition for removal from Registry. Or not.
http://news.hjnews.com/news/article_06da659a-5915-11e1-8687-0019bb2963f4.html

Missouri Committee Considers Changes to Sex Offender Registry
http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=604082

Crime checks for a million community volunteers as vetting spirals out of control, say critics
Imagine, anyone in the U.K. volunteering in schools or sports events has to undergo a criminal background check. Nearly a million last year alone.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2101817/Crime-checks-million-community-volunteers-vetting-spirals-control-say-critics.html

Record number of child porn cases uncovered in Japan in 2011
What they fail to mention is how many of them are children themselves. Nor how much is "manga".
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20120217p2g00m0dm088000c.html

Catholic leaders to use Internet against pedophiles
I guess they don't like the competition.
http://www.cpiu.us/catholic-leaders-to-use-internet-against-pedophiles/2012/02/17/#more-2200

Lake-Sumter Community College told that it can't bar young students
A blow against ageism.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-young-college-student-20120217,0,5272951.story

Boy, 7, branded a racist for asking schoolmate: 'Are you brown because you come from Africa?'
From our mother country, the land of the aggressive busy-bodies. Lest you ask where we get it from.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103175/Boy-7-branded-racist-asking-schoolmate-Are-brown-come-Africa.html#ixzz1mn63TQoG

When Your 7-Year-Old Son Announces, 'I'm Gay'
Liberal society now has to accept that kids can have sexual preferences. And further implications such as....?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Amelia/when-your-7-year-old-son-announces-im-gay_b_1277910.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl10|sec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D136365

Are tree surgeons really a threat to children?
Provided they can distinguish between trees and kids, that is. (Spiked is a site worth visiting, frequently taking to task the obsessive and mindless nannyism that has become the norm in the U.K.)
http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/12131

Paedophiles' Paradise: Child Abuse and Child Prostitution in Sri Lanka
Total bullshit! These N.G.O.'s are scary-dangerous and undermining local cultures worldwide, infecting them with their paranoid obsessions and enraged feminist jealousy and resentment.
http://www.monitor.upeace.org/innerpg.cfm?id_article=873

Paedophilia must be treated
Oh, God! The liberals! The liberals! On the other hand, that stipend sounds pretty good to me. But could I use it to re-do my kitchen instead?
http://mg.co.za/article/2012-02-20-paedophilia-must-be-treated

Registered sex offenders
More push-back. Keep it comin'!
http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2012/02/19/top_story/doc4f403e55af22b200238063.txt

Ohio Governor's Office, DRC, DYS to host Cincy Collateral Consequences symposium
The consequences to which they refer is the decades-long movement to marginalize ever more of the population as criminals.
http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-cincinnati/ohio-governor-s-office-drc-dys-to-host-cincy-collateral-consequences-symposium

Virginia School District Wants to Ban Cross-Dressing By Students
The proposal specifically bans “clothing worn by a student that is not in keeping with a student’s gender and causes a disruption and/or distracts others from the educational process or poses a health or safety concern.” Such a policy would have adversely affected my 7th grade algebra teacher who, besides also being the boy's football coach, frequently wore men's suits and ties to class. I could never understand why she hated me. Lesbian's intuition, perhaps.
http://www.care2.com/causes/virginia-school-district-wants-to-ban-cross-dressing-by-students.html

Vatican investigated 4,000 cases of child sex abuse in the last 10 years, U.S. cardinal reveals
That's because of the Church's willingness to pay-out no matter the substance of the allegation. Eventually, the coffers will run dry and thus, the "discovery" of more abuse.
http://www.cpiu.us/vatican-investigated-4000-cases-of-child-sex-abuse-in-the-last-10-years-u-s-cardinal-reveals/2012/02/07/#more-2151

Journalist recovers video of his arrest after police deleted it
The case may further entrench the growing consensus that the Constitution protects the right to record the actions of police officers in public. Until then, keep those cameras rollin'!
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/journalist-recovers-video-of-his-arrest-after-police-deleted-it.ars

An Unusual Glimpse Behind Bars: Juveniles In The Justice System
Institutionalizing juveniles and branding their behavior as criminal, rather than normal, and locking them up.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/02/06/146419053/a-glimpse-behind-bars-juveniles-in-the-justice-system?ps=cprs

Eleventh Circuit affirms life sentences, but vacates restitution award, for child porn ring
That's life. In prison. Who did he murder?
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2012/02/eleventh-circuit-affirms-life-sentences-but-vacates-restitution-award-for-child-porn-ring.html

Child abuse experts call for US campaign
Meanwhile, some children really ARE being abused. Physically. Brutally.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/06/child-abuse-experts-call-for-us-campaign/

Poynter & The Serial Fabricator
The "serial fabricator" would be Wendy Murphy. Poynter is "The Poynter Institute", a self-proclaimed arbiter of journalistic excellence.
http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/2012/02/poynter-serial-fabricator.html

'Rape tag': The 'disgusting' new schoolyard game
Kids do the darndest things! I sometimes wonder if somewhere some genius is laughing his head off coming up with these things just to scare parents:
http://news.yahoo.com/rape-tag-disgusting-schoolyard-game-103100938.html

Entire staff at LA school to be replaced after abuse allegations
Extraordinary! Obviously, an entirely political decision.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/entire-staff-at-la-school-to-be-replaced-after-abuse-allegations-20120208-1r92t.html

New Law Forces Local Murderer To Register With Police
Many have been clamoring for it. Should we be happy? Arguably, it might make more sense than a sex offender registry. But, of course, it is not instead of, but in addition to. And then there's the pesky issue of ex post facto punishment heaped upon those who have served their debt to society. But, of course, and increasingly, no one ever really does, do they?
http://palos.patch.com/articles/new-law-means-local-murderer-forced-to-register-with-police

More offenders may be required to register under proposed amendments to act
Kansas looks to expand its registry further still.
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/feb/08/more-offenders-may-be-required-register-under-prop< /p>

Assembly rejects 3-tier plan for sex offenders
Most of these bills, introduced by well-meaning liberals, do little to provide relief to those convicted of consensual, non-violent acts involving minors. Add in the additional requirements of being tested by psychologists which results in "SARATSO" scores being assigned to "offenders" and the effects become even murkier. God only knows what their scoring criteria are. Still, Ammiano deserves some credit for advancing this concept. He was my occasional weight lifting spotting partner at the local "Y" nearly a quarter-century ago. A nice guy. I hasten to add that he had no idea that I was a NAMBLA member.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/31/4226590/assembly-rejects-3-tier-plan-for.html

Lake County toughens restrictions on sex offenders
Not only can a sex offender not enter a public park, playground or school, but they have to stay back at least 300 feet from the entrance!
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/crime-law/lake-county-toughens-restrictions-sex-offenders/nHXGK

Oregon sex abuse case lawyer faces ethics hearing
The issue was, of course, about the money settlements. Who got what.
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/oregon_sex_abuse_case_lawyer_faces_ethics_hearing

English plainclothes police officer follows himself for 20 minutes
Barney Fife with cutting-edge technology.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9066337/CCTV-police-officer-chased-himself-after-being-mistaken-for-burglar.html

Parents warned over plans to cut criminal record (CRB) checks
Could the PaedoFinder General be next?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16931352

L.A. parents, kids want teachers back
Hysterical overreaction by school administrators rocks a school in California.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/09/justice/california-school-case/?hpt=us_c1

Hundreds Kept Imprisoned in Georgia Despite Serving Their Sentences
“We’ve had inmates that have been there two years beyond their parole date simply because they have nowhere to go.”
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2012/02/07/hundreds-kept-imprisoned-georgia-despite-serving-their-sentences

AG Office warns council on sex offender bill
The Cherokee Nation could lose jurisdiction to Oklahoma if it doesn't come into compliance with Adam Walsh Act.
http://www.cherokeephoenix.org/Article/Index/5946

Commission undecided on sex offender proposal
“I just honestly can’t find any clear and existing and compelling evidence that an ordinance of this sort will do what you think it will,” Commissioner Brian Eades said during a work session discussion about the proposal.
Wow, politicians who govern rather than pander - what next, an honest lawyer?
http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2012-02-07/commission-undecided-sex-offender-proposal

State cuts $8.5M to L.A. County for services like sex offender registry
There's nothing like poverty to focus the mind and reorder priorities.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_19924401

New Pennsylvania Sex Offender Laws – Final Provisions
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett signed into law a bill that is hoped (by them, not us) will bring the state into "compliance" with Adam Walsh Act.
http://www.premierdefensegroup.com/blog/new-pennsylvania-sex-offender-laws-final

If we stigmatize sex offenders for life then its clear we should do the same for sociopathic cops.
The time has come for a police brutality register. Once on the list you will be required to notify everyone in your neighborhood that you brutalized an innocent person and abused your power. Now there's a registry we could get behind!
http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/phrj8/if_we_stigmatize_sex_offenders_for_life_then_its

Can Obscene Materials Be Copyrighted?
Interesting question. But apparently, no.
http://volokh.com/2012/02/09/can-obscene-materials-be-copyrighted

How Many Kids Are Sexually Abused by Their Teachers?
Depends on the definition of "sexual abuse". If it's a pat on the shoulder, then lots.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2012/02/is_sexual_abuse_in_schools_very_common_.html

Constitutional Right to Moderately Corporally Punish One’s Child
Just don't fondle them while you beat them!
http://volokh.com/2012/02/10/constitutional-right-to-moderately-corporally-punish-ones-child

Norway’s tale of child abuse is relevant here
This, from the self-styled "Counter Pedophilia Investigative Unit". Sounds like something "Xavier Von Erck" would come up with.
I wonder if they have created badges and uniforms for themselves, too? A great role-playing game, I'm sure!
http://www.cpiu.us/norways-tale-of-child-abuse-is-relevant-here/2012/02/10/#more-2172

Man pleads guilty to sketching child pornography
Heinous thought crimes!
http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1622354348/Man-pleads-guilty-to-sketching-child-pornography

Child abuse price tag for U.S. is $124 billion, CDC reports
And how much of that is for pure bullshit?
http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/01/10291063-child-abuse-price-tag-for-us-is-124-billion-cdc-reports

State lawmakers poised to ban sex offenders from circulating petitions
Yes, really.
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/state-lawmakers-poised-to-ban-sex-offenders-from-circulating-petitions/article_a4d8122e-4d5d-11e1-9a36-0019bb2963f4.html

Mississippi House passes bill that requires reporting sex abuse of minors
The list of mandatory reporters, involuntary conscripts in the state's war against sex offenders, continues to grow.
http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2012/02/mississippi_house_passes_bill.html

Christian group plans website to out pedophiles
Mike Echols would be so proud! Or maybe just jealous.
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Christian+group+plans+website+pedophiles/6099057/story.html

First sex offender from state program is granted release
Minnesota, under increasing pressure to release somebody from the program, decides to release a man, 64, who is been in it since 1994.
http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/138669904.html

Child Porn Backlog" Troopers say it takes up to a month for a forensic scientist to go through 1 media storage device.
But many child pornography cases have multiple pieces of media, often with thousands of images that need processing." It's a dirty job but, hey, somebody's gotta do it! And, besides, no one else can do it legally! The only way to look at c.p. these days is to be a cop!
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/Child-Porn-Backlog-138695354.html

ABC 24 Reporter Mistakenly Listed as Possible Sex Offender
Worth noting is that Tennessee cops use license plate readers to help identify sex offenders as the cops drive down the street and encounter cars, whether parked or being driven.
http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/ABC-24-Reporter-Mistakenly-Listed-as-Possible-Sex/Drevkhw6x0W7j2JE2NWQYA.cspx

Call to end appeals for sex offenders
Rhode Island A.G. does not think R.S.O.'s should be able to challenge their designation on that state's Registry.
http://www.wpri.com/dpp/target_12/call-to-end-appeals-for-sex-offenders

South Florida a gateway for child sex trafficking
Oh, right! Yeah, that's really happening!
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-02-02/news/fl-human-trafficking-experts-20120202_1_carmen-pino-gateway-for-human-trafficking-task-force

Outing of pedophiles online raises questions
Such as, what is the motivation for your obsession with pedophiles?
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/02/04/outing-of-pedophiles-online-raises-questions

Vatican prosecutor warns on Asia child abuse problem"
The Vatican’s top anti-abuse prosecutor has warned that the Catholic Church in Asia is falling behind in the fight against paedophilia due to cultural differences over what constitutes child abuse." In other words, we have taken it upon ourselves to change their culture.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/139987/vatican-prosecutor-warns-on-asia-child-abuse-problem

9-year-old suspended from Catholic School after imitating Michael Jackson
Silly boy! Don't you know that "groin grabs" are not for laity?
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/9_year_old_suspended_after_imitating_michael_jackson

"Fight Or Fuck"
Estimates that prison rapes of men may exceed rapes of women (outside of prison) in the U.S.
http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/fight_or_fuck_m_on_m_rape_in_usa_prisons_greater_than_all_usa_rape_of_women

Investigators: Children pictured in pornographic images are continuously victimized
"The victims are forced to live with the trauma of being exploited for others’ pleasure for the rest of their lives!"
Of course, this assertion does require a belief in the supernatural or, at least, inattentiveness throughout all basic science classes.
http://www.annarbor.com/news/crime/children-pictured-in-pornographic-images-are-continuously-victimized-investigators-say




 
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