header header

Zeitgeist September 2011

by Eric TazelaarPublished: 25 September 2011
zeitgeist
 

September 25, 2011

Pathologizing men, outlawing affection
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8770736/Teacher-banned-for-letting-pupils-hug-him.html

Welsh bemoan "lack of services" to treat children who show signs of "sexually harmful behaviour".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14980794

South Korea infected by Western obsession with sex offenders, distance of homes from schools. The sex offender meme continues to spread, unchecked.
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/09/20/2011092000906.html

"That's so gay" lands U.K. kids on "hate crimes" lists.
http://nannyknowsbest.blogspot.com/2011/09/nanny-bans-gaylord.html

That Certain Smile; deconstructing smiles for tell-tale signs of pedophilia. And they're serious!
http://www.science20.com/selective_genetics/pedosmile_do_pedophiles_have_certain_smile-82713

Banished from society; Kentucky prosecutes R.S.O. for having Facebook account.
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Registered-sex-offender-arrested-Facebook-account-2181171.php

Rare judicial intervention to block "sex offender parole conditions" from being imposed on non-sex offender parolee.
http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/courts-block-condition-x-on-some-parolees-1869684.html

Secret Service acting stupidly. 7th Grader questioned for innocuous Facebook comments.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqSFbWtB_44&feature=player_embedded#

"The home of the brave has given way to the home of the fearful, the entitled, the risk averse, and the narcissistic,"
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2011/09/22/less-play-time--more-troubled-kids-experts-say

Pity for him he wasn't a hot female teacher
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/22/man-gets-30-years-for-sexually-abusing-boy

The court “reaffirmed a fundamental Constitutional principle — that a person can’t be subject to retroactive punishment.” An encouraging bit of judicial push-back
http://www.app.com/article/20110922/NJNEWS/309220061/Court-Electronic-monitoring-sex-offender-violates-his-constitutional-rights

Parents can be criminally charged if they knowingly allow child to spend time with registered sex offender.
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011109240356

September 23, 2011

All of a sudden, we're starting to see a growing tide of articles attempting to damp down the panic over sex offenders. This is probably because the powers that be no longer see as much benefit to continuing it. (The four listed here are just from the past several weeks.)
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1916726
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/08/two-new-pieces-in-journal-of-law-econ-examine-efficacy-of-sex-offender-registries.html
http://www.statesman.com/opinion/follow-evidence-not-gut-feeling-on-sex-offenders-1811930.html?cxtype=rss_opinion

Kids for cash? Just because that judge in Pennsylvania got  28 years for lining his pockets at the expense of kids' rights, don't think the problem has gone away.
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/08/are-ventura-county-prosecutors-involved-in-a-kind-of-kids-for-cash-scheme-by-trying-more-juves-as-ad.html

I'm sure the little twerps had it coming.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-first-grader-handcuffed-0831-20110831,0,3999803.story

This kind of gives "Glee Club" an entirely new meaning.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/mh-charter-school-club-20110902,0,5508579.story

We may not agree with several of B4U-ACT's positions, but this piece of drivel was a classic example of slander by juxtaposition.
http://www.examiner.com/public-safety-in-national/america-s-most-wanted-child-porn-producer-nailed

A familiar story.
http://www.saljournal.com/news/story/serda-8-5-11

learning about life from older folks used to be the norm; now it is newsworthy:
http://www.ktar.com/category/local-news-articles/20110806/Teen-volunteers-to-ghostwrite-life-tales-for-patients/

Those who resent actual sex should reconsider their positions on pornography.
http://www.care2.com/causes/pornography-could-deter-sexual-violence-experts-say.html

The emergence of ubiquitous cameras has been the greatest boon ever in fighting police misconduct
http://www.ucimc.org/content/national-police-misconduct-statistics-released

Massachussetts is at the vanguard of a movement to prevent citizens from documenting police brutality.
http://www.salon.com/news/crime/index.html?story=/news/david_sirota/2011/08/08/hypocritical_surveillance_state

A few judges are seeing the Adam Walsh law for the ex post facto travesty that it is.
http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2011/08/ohio-and-adam-walsh-act.html

Addressing the 100,000 Missing Sex Offenders myth
http://www.oncefallen.com/100000missing.html

In California jail for possessing child porn, inmate is beaten to death in attack that lasted nearly an hour.
http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-oc-inmate-stomped-to-death-trial,0,6291910.story

 "It calls into question the constitutionality of the statute. It is a grave deprivation of their liberty interest that [sex offenders] are held beyond their criminal sentence and years and years go by and they are still locked up."
http://www.law.com/jsp/nylj/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202510392672&Bronx_Judge_Finds_Constitutional_Defect_in_Sex_Offender_Law&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1

With nowhere to go, sex offenders file suit: New school ousts nearby safe house residents
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/08/with-nowhere-to-go-sex-offenders-file-suit-new-school-ousts-nearby-safe-house-residents.html

A Fox News commentator has proclaimed that Vogue is responsible for both "stimulating pedophiles to act on their desires" and "creating pedophiles by coaxing dark, illegal desires out of men who would never have otherwise consciously felt them, let alone acted upon them."
http://www.salon.com/life/children/index.html?story=/mwt/feature/2011/08/09/kiddie_model

"Hitler considered homosexuals "infectious" and sought to isolate or exterminate them to ensure his pure German master race".  Sound familiar?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/rudolf-brazda-last-known-survivor-of-the-pink-triangle-gay-inmates-of-nazi-concentration-camps-2334053.html

Community associations and "gated communities" beginning to ban sex offenders
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-keenes-point-sex-offender-20110809,0,2163847.story

British Sex offenders will be able to apply, under the Human Rights Act, to get off the sex offenders register. This has caused the usual amount of huffing and puffing from those who don’t understand the whole point of human rights.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2011/06/15/sex-offenders-and-the-human-rights-act/

Gay panic defense: Slain boy accused of provocation
http://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2011/08/gay-panic-defense-slain-boy-accused-of.html

Child porn finding revoked after 19th century periodical was found to be readily available on Amazon and many other booksellers.
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2011/08/11/252251_tasmania-news.html

Corey Feldman; publicity hound. Alleges that pedophila is Hollywood's #1 problem. Claims that he was "molested" as kid actor. Hmmm...
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781&singlePage=true

Adam Walsh Act in Ohio
http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2011/08/more-ohio-awa.html

"Kids for Cash" judge gets 28-year federal prison term. Schadenfreud is so rare, these days. We have to relish it where we can find it.
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/08/kids-for-cash-judge-gets-28-year-federal-prison-term.html

Jailhouse deputies tase and beat to death mentally ill inmate. Hardly news, but in this case they videotaped it for posterity.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2QZpQnp6CQ

Court: Child porn not enough for offender status
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110812/NEWS21/108120341/-1/rss01

humor:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/mom-and-dad-im-gay-and-also-stronger-than-both-of,21017/

 


 
Copyright © NAMBLA, 2011


        Home