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But you can't do that -- I'm not a sex offender
Source  A horrible thing has been happening in a town in Texas. A
family has, for the past month or so, been subject to a barrage of harassment.
Strangers have been driving slowly past their home in this Dallas suburb and
yelling horrible things at them. Th...
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A good man's life ruined due to the public sex offender registry
My readers know that I do not often use someone else's words in my posts. I seem to have too many of my own bubbling over to need borrowed ones. However, I recently read a comment on the RSOL website that will not get out of my head. I could never write wha...
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Why the public sex offender registry?
We had Untouchable. And now we have Pervert Park . These films are important. They are heartbreaking and poignant and very, very
worthwhile. They open doors to conversations and to realizations and to minds. But they are not the reality of most of America’s...
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Why are people afraid of truth and facts?
I have just had a lesson in how far those who are opposed to our advocacy are willing to go to suppress the truth. This started exactly a month ago with this op/ed in the March 13 online edition of the Longview, WA Daily News . RSOL wrote a rebuttal, receiv...
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Predator panic -- it might get worse, but it couldn't get sillier
Imagine this. You are at a Monster Jam event, and you see a booth selling pink, fuzzy toy trucks. You buy one for your little girl, and then you find out -- how? -- that the heart pattern on the toy is a secret symbol to pedophiles, and that your purchase h...
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New Rule: Those accused of sexual offenses should expect to act as their own counsel; no decent attorney would take the case
When something I write references something
read elsewhere, especially when I use direct quotes, I always link to the other
piece. Due to my refusal to give the other piece or its publisher any credence
or recognition, this post will be the exception to tha...
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This week in the sex offender world
Re the current Pokemon Go craze and concern this could put children and youth in "proximity" to registrants: This is shaping up to be the new "Halloween boogie-man" scare. Now that enough people have said often enough and loudly enough that there is no stat...
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Punishment does not equal prevention
How
wonderful that Mr. Gary Greenburg, a wealthy New York businessman, is concerned
about the young victims of child sexual abuse and wants to help. He has offered $100, 000 dollars toward that end. That
is a lot of money. The
first thing that comes to mind...
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Sex offenders, transgender folk, and public toilets
I thought I was through writing about this transgender/bathroom issue when I wrote “Is Target’s bathroom policy an open door to sex offenders?” I’m really sick of the whole silly thing. The expression “tempest in a teapot” surely was penned for situations s...
I thought I was through writing about this transgender/bathroom issue when I wrote “Is Target’s bathroom policy an open door to sex offenders?” I’m really sick of the whole silly thing. The expression “tempest in a teapot” su...
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With sex offender issues, many media outlets don't want both sides
 A May 13 editorial in the Longview, WA News Online proclaimed, "Laws Help Keep Children Safe." The editorial was essentially an expression of outrage that the organization W.A.R. -- and by extension all such-minded advocacy organizations-- even existed. "I...
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No, Senator Grassley, the Adam Walsh Act does NOT need to be re-authorized
Mr. Grassley, like you, we grieve with families of children who are victimized and abused, and we especially grieve that virtually all of this type of crime is committed by the family members and others close to their young victims. Like you, we would like ...
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This is how to pass a bill with no facts to support it
The discussion in the U.S. House pertinent to International Megan's Law has ended with a vote to pass the resolution under suspension of the rules. Ten legislators spoke in favor of the bill. They all threw out a lot of numbers, sometimes in conflict with e...
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