Sunday, June 9, 2024

Far-Right extremist and Nazi sympathizer Anna Slatz REALLY hates the term "Person Forced to Register" (PFR)

This is Anna Slatz (sometimes under the pen name "Anna de Luca"), a self-professed "feminist" and "gender critical activist" (whatever that's supposed to mean), but in reality, she's a far-right extremist and a Nazi sympathizer. As a college student, she worked on the student newspaper, where she approved an interview with the leader of a Neo-Nazi as well as an unedited OpEd by the same Neo-Nazi, complete with attacks on Jewish and Indigenous North American people. 

Anna Slatz has written for Canadian far-right alternative news sites Rebel News and The Post Millennial before going on to start her own extremist alternative news site, Reduxx, which, as noted by the Washington Post, "bills itself as 'feminist news and opinion.' But what kind of “feminist news” site has zero articles on fair pay or reproductive rights, and only articles about transgender people who have allegedly committed crimes?"

Indeed, most articles on Reduxx are about transgendered persons, and if they can add allegations of "pedophilia" and "grooming" into the mix, then itr is a bonus for them. 

She was also outed for posting racist statements about the country of India and its inhabitants:


Slatz, whose Twitter handle "Slatzism" even sounds like an amalgamation of the words Stasi and Nazi, even boasts her job is to "hate":


So it should come as no surprise that Miss Stasi-Nazi took offense to the term "Person Forced to Register:"

Of course, this led to a couple of days of blocking spam posts by Miss Stasi-Nazi's Neo-Nazi fanbase, including Ron DeathSantis's press secretary Christina P'Shaw (who separately got her nomination just two days prior to this post.)

This is reminiscent of 2021, when Derek Logue of OnceFallen.com was bashed by right-wing media for daring to speak out at the Colorado SOMB board when they were debating the use of language within their treatment program. It is the extremists in this country that are stifling positive reforms to the justice system. 

As Logue explains in the History of the Anti-Registry Movement, the importance of the use and understanding of labels is important, and we must call out anyone who misleads the public by claiming every person on the public registry is an "uncontrollable" "pedophhile" who is "guaranteed to reoffend".

Stasi-Nazi is just one of many who has tried to unleash a social media lynch mob in recent years, and won't be the last. 

Friday, June 7, 2024

Floridiot woman Christina Pushaw relies on parody/troll website to attack an anti-registry activist

PSHAW (/(p)SHô/) (exclamation): an expression of contempt or impatience.

I can't believe it, folks, I found a bleached blonde idiot that makes FloriDUH State Senator Lauren Book look like a Rhodes scholar. Christina P'SHAW, a 2022 Shiitake Award nominee, is back.  P'Shaw is no stranger to controversy, including referring to opponents of DeSantis's controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill as "p*dophiles", which led to her nomination in 2022. But something else happened to P'Shaw that year. 

P'Shaw got duped by a fake story about a "homophobic dog" on the Internet. As noted by the UK Independent:

"Christina Pushaw, the press secretary, tweeted the alleged screenshot of a Washington Post article on Tuesday featuring a white dachshund and the headline: “This dog is the new face of homophobia.”

“More cutting edge journalism from the 49 year old Washington Post activist,” Ms Pushaw wrote above the screenshot.

While the photoshopped image included a byline forThe Post’s technology reporter Taylor Lorenz, it was quickly debunked by senior politics reporter Aaron Blake.

“This is not a Washington Post or TaylorLorenz story,” he said. “It’s a headline cut and pasted on to our template from another website.”

The creator of the fake story, “Chuck”, also waded in further and tweeted: “No f***ing way... It has come to my attention that Ron DeSantis’ press secretary has stolen my edit out of an inability to differentiate between satire and reality, please share your collection of dog memes under her post...

Ms Pushaw, who did not appear to apologise for spreading a fake story on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, tweeted back at Mr Blake and said: “Have you tried crying about it? That might help”.

She has reportedly previously taken aim at The Post’s Ms Lorenz, who told the Daily Dot on Tuesday: “I would have assumed a press secretary could recognise the difference between a fake screenshot from a meme page and a real news story, but apparently not.”"

Not only did Pushaw not apologize, she doubled down. 

Such was the case when Pushaw decided to send her mob of morons to attack anti-registry activist Derek Logue for criticizing the rhetoric folks like Pushaw have spread in recent years. It all started when an account that sounds like an amalgamation of the terms Stasi and Nazi posted an attack on Logue for stating that right wing nuts like Pushaw are too obsessed with the use of the terms "groomer" and "p*dophile":


She wasted no time in promoting a site that is so dubious, even the person who shared the site called it a HATE site:


Pushaw wasted no time in promoting the hate site to her rabid fanbase (which is smaller than you might think). I do think it is hilarious she believed this website was actually made by Logue's Nebraska neighbors. So, Pushaw is one of those idiots who believes EVERYTHING she reads on the Internet, be it a story about a homophobic dog or a website created by a personal stalker. 

She said many other disgusting things, like boasting about Deathsantis's soon-to-be-defeated death penalty bill and making other personal attacks, but promoting an obvious parody site makes P'Shaw worthy of at least a Shiitake Awards nominee. 

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Sierra Penrose, a Confused Karen from Watertown NY, wants the state to pass residency restriction laws so she can FEEL safe

This is Karen Pinhead... I mean Sierra Penrose, and she wants the state of NY to reinstate residency restrictions so she can FEEL safe. It has long been proven that residency restriction laws don't work. They do not increase public safety. But she wants to FEEL safe and that is supposed to override the facts. 

https://www.thedailynewsonline.com/news/concerned-watertown-mom-wants-sex-offender-rules-updated/article_d2e4e0ea-fe51-11ee-a097-c32851347219.html

Concerned Watertown mom wants s** o** rules updated

By Craig Fox Watertown Daily Times 14 hrs ago 

WATERTOWN — A mother of a 4-year-old boy had no idea that a *** ... was living next to her and across the street from a home day care business.

The young mother, Sierra Penrose, is now working on reviving a state Senate bill that would prohibit ***s from living near such daycares.

The bill, which was first proposed a decade ago, hasn’t gained traction, even though it’s been reintroduced several times.

The proposed legislation would be similar to a state law that prohibits ***s from living within 1,000 feet of a school.

Penrose spoke during Monday night’s City Council meeting about how she was not notified that the Level 3 *** was living next to her McClelland Street home...

Penrose, who bought her house about a year ago, also told council members that the operator of the day care also was not notified that he was living in the neighborhood.

“A violent s*** o*** with a track record of abusing children is allowed to move freely within the city and move in next door to whoever he pleases,” she said.

She just happened to look at the state’s *** when she found out that he had moved into the house next door six months ago...

“I just want to protect my children,” she said.

Also a mother of a 1-year-old girl, Penrose was so upset that she was not notified that she went door-to-door to find out if her neighbors knew about it. None of the seven did.

While canvasing her neighborhood, she talked to Patti Pfister, who owns a state-licensed home day care across the street. Pfister knew nothing about the ***.

Pfister, who has operated her day care since 1996, is concerned about the six children under her care. Both Pfister and Penrose called the Watertown Police Department to see what can be done about the ***, who as a Level 3 *** must be on the state *** for the rest of his life.

“It’s very scary,” she said.

Nothing can be done, they said. The *** is listed on the state *** as having served a four-year sentenced and is no longer on probation.

The police department is not responsible for notifying people that a *** has moved into their neighborhood...

On Monday, City Council members sympathized with Penrose but told her that there’s nothing that the city can do about the situation.

Councilwoman Lisa A. Ruggiero advised Penrose that the Watertown Neighborhood Watch group shares the names and addresses of sex offenders listed on the state’s registry. Penrose is joining Neighborhood Watch, she said...

Penrose said she just wants to feel that her two children are safe.

Friday, April 19, 2024

FloriDUH Republican Rep Anna Paulina Luna(-tic) wants to pass a federal death penalty statute for crimes not involving murder

The Luna-Tic isn't just a gun nut, she's plain nuts
Typical Floridiot!

There is something that has been lost in the MAGAt push to challenge the 2008 Kennedy fv Louisiana ruling, and reinstate the death penalty for offenses not involving murder. 

Here are the words of Antonin Scalia, far from being a liberal justice, wrote the statement that struck down an immediate appeal following a showing there had been a military statute in place punishing certain non-murder offenses with death"

"I am voting against the petition for rehearing because the views of the American people on the death penalty for child rape were, to tell the truth, irrelevant to the majority’s decision in this case. The majority opinion, after an unpersuasive attempt to show that a consensus against the penalty existed, in the end came down to this: “[T]he Constitution contemplates that in the end our own judgment will be brought to bear on the question of the acceptability of the death penalty under the Eighth Amendment.” Ante, at ___ (slip op., at 24). Of course the Constitution contemplates no such thing; the proposed Eighth Amendment would have been laughed to scorn if it had read “no criminal penalty shall be imposed which the Supreme Court deems unacceptable.” But that is what the majority opinion said, and there is no reason to believe that absence of a national consensus would provoke second thoughts."

In other words, these idiots pushing for the death penalty are challenging a ruling even the conservative wing said no to doing when they had the chance. 

Besides, if this Luna-tic were to succeed in passing this terrible legislation, then her hero Trump should be first to be executed to prove she is serious about this and not just trying to get cheap publicity. 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/convicted-pedophiles-could-face-much-darker-future-gop-backed-bill-cant-rehabilitate-predator

Convicted pedophiles could face much darker future with GOP-backed bill: 'Can't rehabilitate a predator'

Rep. Luna will also introduce a bill increasing penalties against rapists

By Emma Colton Fox News

Published April 9, 2024 1:25pm EDT

Florida Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna is slated to introduce a bill this week that would raise the federal minimum for sexual abusers of children to the death penalty or life in prison, the congresswoman told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview. 

"One of my big platforms has been: how do you combat child trafficking, just with everything happening in our country? And it seems like there's been this obviously massive issue here in the states with consumption of whether it's child pornography and/or just attacks really on kids. And in honor of sexual assault prevention month, we actually want to introduce legislation," Luna told Fox News Digital in a phone interview this week. 

Called the "No Repeat Child Sex Offenders Act," the bill would amend a U.S. code that states anyone who "knowingly transports any individual in interstate or foreign commerce" to engage in prostitution or sexual activity "shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both."

The bill would strike the language that an offender be "imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both," and replace it with stronger penalties: "and punished by death or imprisoned for life."

"It's absurd to me, not only as a new mom, but also if you just look at some of the federal statutes, that there's not more strict punishments for people that are doing this," Luna said. 

The Florida congresswoman added that she, similar to others across the nation, believe child predators cannot be rehabilitated, and would reoffend when back on the streets. 

"I have the firm belief, which I think many of my colleagues also hold, that you can't rehabilitate a predator. And so we have to increase the federal minimums. And as you see, it's pretty simple text. It's maybe a page and a half, but it will increase the federal minimums to death penalty or life in prison," Luna said. 

Luna’s bills come as some states and cities, such as in California or New York, have seen an increase in prostitution in broad daylight on bustling streets. Experts have previously told Fox News Digital that the immigration crisis and lax laws have likely caused the spike in brazen prostitution, which also often includes human trafficking and the trafficking of children. Luna said her bill raising the penalties against child sexual assault includes so-called "Johns" who hire underage girls. 

"Anyone who is even going to consider exploiting someone like this – and you can't tell me that they don't know that these people are trafficked or that they don't know that that's a young child – but the fact is, is that, if you're knowingly doing this, you have to be held accountable," she said. 

"It's pretty black and white," she said. 

Luna compared rape to murder, saying the assault of a child destroys the victim's life, as well as the lives of family members. She’s hopeful Democrats will join her in passing the bill, calling it a nonpartisan effort, though some Democrats might not agree with the legislation due to opposition to the death penalty. 

"I think that this does speak to a deeper issue, in that, whether it's issues of rape or molestation that, you know, it destroys people's lives, and it's something that they carry with them for the rest of the time that they're adults. And so it can impact people, and we should be thinking of this very seriously," she said. 

Luna will introduce the bills Thursday in the House. 

"I think that if you're really about protecting children… you have to have strict laws. And that's exactly why we've introduced it." 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Alabama is pushing legislation preventing Registered Persons from working as First Responders

To paraphrase Phil Collins:

"Well, if you told me Bama's drowning, I CANNOT lend a hand

You've seen my face before online, so I do know that you know who I am

Well, I was there and I saw what they did, I saw it with my own two eyes

So they can wipe off that grin, I know where they've been

It's all been a pack of lies!"

Alabama does not want Registered Persons saving lies, so don't complain when I see you in need of rescue and all I can do is grab some popcorn and soda if this bill passes. 

https://alison.legislature.state.al.us/files/pdfdocs/SearchableInstruments/2024RS/SB188-int.pdf

https://alison.legislature.state.al.us/files/pdfdocs/SearchableInstruments/2024RS/HB222-eng.pdf

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. Sections 15-20A-13 and 15-20A-31, Code of

Alabama 1975, are amended to read as follows:

"§15-20A-13"

(g)(1) No adult sex offender shall accept or maintain employment or a volunteer position as a first responder.

(2) For the purposes of this section, a "first responder" means a paramedic, firefighter, rescue squad member, emergency medical technician, or other individual who, in the course of his or her professional duties, responds to fire, medical, hazardous material or other similar emergencies, whether compensated or not.

(3) The prohibition in this subsection does not create liability for any employer or volunteer organization of first responders.



Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Guam must be behind the times, because Attorney General Douglas Moylan is pushing failed policies from the 2000s

Jessica's Law has always been and always will be bad policy. That is why there hasn't been a push for a Jessica's law in years, but Guam's AG hasn't gotten the memo. 

DouglASS Moylan, a scummy AG with a bad reputation stemmimg from his first term as Guam's AG, chose to promote dumb policy with a dumb quote. Republicans seem to love these failures with questionable morals. 

https://www.postguam.com/news/local/support-concern-for-jessicas-law-bill/article_1f6d767a-efe8-11ee-b6e1-a7f204a6d09f.html

Support, concern for Jessica's Law bill

John O'Connor | The Guam Daily Post, 4/2/24

"...Bill 183-37 imposes higher minimum sentencing requirements for those convicted of criminal sexual conduct involving victims younger than 12 years old.  

The measure mandates a 25-year minimum sentence, up to a maximum of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, for first-degree criminal sexual conduct offenders whose victims are younger than 12 years old. Those found guilty of second-degree criminal sexual conduct will see a minimum of ten years in prison, up to a maximum of 20 years imprisonment, if the victim was under 12 years old.

Bill 183 also would allow judges to impose lifetime parole requirements for people convicted of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.


This is essentially Guam's version of "Jessica's Law" from Florida, which was named after Jessica Lunsford, a 9-year-old girl who was abducted, raped and murdered by John Couey, a convicted sex offender.


Attorney General Douglas Moylan not only expressed support for Bill 183, but also advocated for mandatory life sentences without parole for those who fall under the measure's purview. 

'Guam has too many sexual offenders and pedophiles per capita. ... But I'm here to talk about the logistics of the problems that we've been seeing, and how important it is not only that the Legislature pass what is the equivalent of Jessica's Law, but that you take away any discretion with the courts. That if our juries determine guilt for a pedophile - characterized as (having a victim) 12 and under, I guess, as the law talks about - that you have mandatory life sentences without parole,' Moylan said Monday.

'People might think that that's harsh, but I believe the psychiatric professionals will tell you that the ability to reform a sexual predator, or pedophile specifically, are very low. Once a pedophile, always a pedophile,' Moylan added."


Sunday, March 24, 2024

FAUX News contributor Hannah Grossman is very gross, man

This is Hannah Grossman, a contributor at the much-maligned Fox "News" site. She's built a reputation for herself as someone who regularly publishes articles attacking educators, causing them to get harassed or worse. 

It should come as no surpise, then, that Grossman attacks one of the few educators willing to publicly admit that the registry is useless and needs to be abolished. While I don't always share Ackerman's views, especially on her stance on the "origins of rape", I agree the registry is worthless and should be abolished. 

https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-admin-hires-accused-sex-offender-lover-calling-abolish-sex-offense-registry-pentagon-consulting

Biden admin hires accused 'sex offender lover' who calls to abolish sex offense registry for DoD consulting

Hannah Grossman, Published March 21, 2024 5:00am EDT

The Biden administration contracted with an outside group that specializes in restorative justice for sex crimes whose "owner" advocates for abolishing the sex offender registry for the Pentagon's rape prevention office. 

Restorative justice in cases of rape redresses the matter – not through punitive punishment – but conversation between the two parties its proponents claim will show the assailant the harm their actions caused and prevent reoffending behavior. 

The Pentagon's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) sought in 2022 to create a "Restorative Justice Model for the Military Justice System," according to federal records reviewed by Fox News Digital. 

In 2023, the rape prevention office hired Ampersands Restorative Justice (ARJ) – the "first and only organization to focus exclusively on restorative justice for sexual harms" – for a one-year contract to develop the "restorative just model," costing taxpayers $239,890. The contract ended in February 2024. 

PENTAGON CONSULTANT: ‘ABOLISH THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY’

Dr. Alissa Ackerman, the "owner" of ARJ, has publicly called for abolishing the sex offender registry. 

"We should just abolish the registry," Ackerman said during an online webinar in May 2021. "We shouldn't have a registry because… we are putting people on registries for things that the registry was never intended for. But it makes people feel good."

The general public supports the registry "because of this belief that people who sexually offend are dangerous," according to Ackerman. "So, how does a registry that tells you, 'Oh, somebody who committed a sex offense lives within a mile of you,' how does that do anything to keep you safe?"

"We have a tendency to monsterize people who have perpetrated harm," she said. 

She also claimed sex offender laws are isolating to rapists. "These policies further isolate people. They do not rehabilitate, they do not restore - they pull families apart - and they are not necessarily what people who experienced sexual harm want." 

Rapists, after all, "might not consent to being labeled" as a sex offender. 

"When we label people with things that they might not consent to being labeled, we diminish the humanity, and we diminish their dignity," Ackerman said during October 2023 interview with The Representation Project. 

Another reason that Ackerman believes the sex offender registry should be abolished is because, she argued, it was created in purported hysteria after high-profile crimes of "White children" who were raped, and that it wasn't the response minority communities may have needed. 

"These laws are all named after White children," she said. 

"The very legislation that we use post-conviction does not reflect the reality of most people who experience sexual harm, especially people of color," Ackerman said in January 2022. 

‘IT MAKES SENSE… I HAVE BEEN CALLED A SEX OFFENDER LOVER'

Ackerman's views and advocacy of restorative justice for sex crimes have caused critics to call her a "rape apologist" and "sex offender lover," she said. 

"I fully recognize that this is a controversial and confronting concept to embrace. It makes sense to me why I have been called a sex offender lover and a rape apologist, but I still wholeheartedly believe in the restorative justice process," Ackerman said at a Ted Talk in 2019.

Building "a world restored from sexual harm," Ackerman explained, requires recognizing the humanity of sex criminals. The professor refers to convicted rapists as "people who have sexually harmed." 

Alissa Ackerman attributes rape to "White supremacy and patriarchy."

"People are so much more than the worst thing they've ever done or the worst thing that's ever happened to them. In my work, I use ‘person who has sexually harmed’, ‘person who has authored sexual harm,'" she said.

Ackerman's work has focused on "General Strain Theory" (GST), which was developed by a criminologist named Robert Agnew, who believed that people become criminals because of their circumstances, as opposed to free will. Criminals, he argued, are under some sort of "strain" of "negative emotions" which compel the negative behavior. 

When viewing sex criminals through the lens of (GST), Ackerman wrote a 2012 article titled, "Can general strain theory be used to explain recidivism among registered sex offenders?" The article states sex offender registry laws "may have the unintended effect of increasing reoffending."

'RACE-CONSCIOUS LENS' TO MEDIATE RAPE

Ackerman has said the goal of restorative justice is to be "equitable" and that practioners need to have a "race-conscious lens" and be "committed to anti-racism." 

According to Ackerman, "The root cause [of rape] is White supremacy and patriarchy at a macro level," she said. "So we can keep trying to punish bad actors, but if we do not address the macro level issue, which is White supremacy and patriarchy, we will not do away with sexual violence and domestic violence."

Accordingly, those who mediate a restorative justice circle between a rapist and victim must "acknowledge White supremacy and their White privilege. Until restorative justice practitioners contend with issues of racism and White supremacy, we limit our ability to make actual change," Ackerman said in a City University of New York Law Review article published in 2022.

CO-FOUNDER OF PENTAGON-FUNDED ORG ‘COPPED A FEEL ON A CROWDED TRAIN’

Along with Ackerman, ARJ was founded by Dr. Guila Benchimol and Kevin Lynch. Benchimol and Ackerman are both survivors of rape and Lynch said he committed a rape, according to their website. Lynch was publicly open about committing a "date rape" in 2016 in a column for The Huffington Post. 

"I’m writing because I don’t think I’m alone… I’m talking about the silent majority of ‘pretty good guys’ who have done it too. Perhaps you are one of them?" he said. 

Ampersands restorative justice department of defense

"I’ve… copped a feel on a crowded train. I’ve stolen second base or third when the girl wanted to stop at first. One time — young, drunk, stoned, and inexcusably — I ignored an equally inebriated young woman’s unmistakable murmured "no" and went all the way. Today, we call that date rape. Back then, I didn’t even know the words.

Lynch was with ARJ for over two years before leaving the organization in February 2023, the same time ARJ's contract with the DoD began. 

Lynch did not immediately return a request for comment. 

Ackerman acknowledges restorative justice can only work in cases where there is a likelihood of not reoffending. 

"There are some people for whom restorative justice will never be the right option," Ackerman wrote in the CUNY Law Review article. "This is true both for people who have experienced sexual harm and those who have perpetrated it. People must be ready for the process, and some might not have the capacity with which to do so."  

When a victim uses Ampersand services, it does not mean they can't pursue criminal action, but Ackerman does say the organization takes steps to protect the alleged sex criminal by not taking written notes in meetings which could later be exposed in discovery. 

"We explain to the harm doer, we are not attorneys. These are not privileged conversations. If at any point the survivor decides they want to go through a criminal legal process, we can be subpoenaed, but we take precautions to protect our client. So I don't keep any written notes about things that harm or [that they] say to me, in an effort to protect them," she said in the Representation Project interview.

Ackerman did not respond to a request for comment. 

When asked about ARJ, a defense official told Fox News, "The Department of Defense adheres to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (DFAR) when executing contract and acquisition activities. Of note, DoD contracts with organizations for capabilities and services, not specific individuals."

The DoD initially told Fox News Digital the funding to ARJ was "for research purposes only." The funds to ARJ were disbursed by the DoD under a contract code for "support" or "professional" services. 

The Pentagon said there are no current plans to implement restorative justice for sexual assault cases in the military. 

The Defense Human Resources Activity, which oversees the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, is the agency that contracted ARJ. 

In addition to collaborating with the Department of Defense, Ampersands works with district attorneys to bring a restorative justice model to sex crimes. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Reverend Timothy Faber of the Missouri Baptist Convention shows why many people say there's no hate like "Christian love"

I am not anti-Christian, but I AM opposed to those who engage in atrocious behavior under the Christian banner. The "Reverend" Timothy Faber of the Missouri Baptist Convention is already a controversial figure. But in a Missouri legislative hearing, Faber perpetuated the myth that people on the registry cannot be cured as he spoke in support of a bill to create the death penalty for those convicted of offenses not involving murder. 

That's certainly opposed to Christ's teachings, yet this clown dares call himself a "Reverend."

https://missouriindependent.com/2024/03/11/missouri-bill-would-expand-death-penalty-to-certain-sex-crimes-against-children/

The Rev. Timothy Faber testified in support of Moon’s bill, pointing to the “lifelong repercussions” of child rape and trafficking.

“It’s also a well established fact that those who commit sexual crimes seldom if ever change their ways,” he said. “Once a sexual offender, always a sexual offender.”

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Extremist KY State Senator Lindsey Tichenor denies Registered Persons the right to anonymous speech

KY State Sen. Lindsey Tichenor, standing
in front of a place she shouldn't be
Kuntyucky State Senator Lindsey Tichenor sponsored a bill that prohibits Persons Forced to Register from using an anonymous name on social media. Personally, I have no issue using my real name online, but with it comes the occasional death threat, nasty comment, and even denial of services from certain social media outlets. 

There are a few things I dislike about my current state of residence (Nebraska), but we don't have to turn over Internet identifiers here because the courts deemed that unconstitutional

Tichenor is attempting to chill free speech in a roundabout way. By requiring Persons Forced to Register to use their real names on social media, she is opening them up to harassment by vigilante scumbags. Furthermore, some social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok have policies prohibiting Registrants from using the platform, so using real names will deny them the right to speak out against these laws with the protection of anonymity. This is typical fascism from the party of Trump. 


Kentucky Senate passes bill requiring s*x offenders to use real names on social media

By: Web Staff
Posted at 10:18 AM, Mar 07, 2024 and last updated 9:18 AM, Mar 07, 2024

(LEX 18) — The Kentucky Senate passed Bill 249, which would require s*x offenders to use their real names on social media.

The bill was sponsored by Senator Lindsey Tichenor of the 6th district, who says the bill will "make efforts to protect the community from online s*xual p***ators."

According to officials, if violated, offenders can face a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class D felony for subsequent violations.





Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Louisiana House Bill 166 will bring the Eugenics Program back to the US

FloriDUH (and I-DUH-ho) are both pushing to overturn Kennedy v Louisiana, and now LOSERanna is seeking to overturn an even older SCOTUS ruling, Skinner v. State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Williamson, 316 U.S. 535 (1942), which had ruled that laws permitting the compulsory sterilization of criminals violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the US Constitution. 

This is obviously not about anything but causing blatant harm to Persons Forced to Register. 

https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1346582

AN ACT

To enact R.S. 14:46.5, relative to sex offenses; to provide for a penalty; and to provide for related matters.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:

Section 1. R.S. 14:46.5 is hereby enacted to read as follows:

§46.5. Vasectomy procedure after conviction of a sex offense; additional penalty

7 In addition to any other penalties provided by law, any person who is convicted of a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541 shall be subject to a vasectomy procedure.


Sunday, March 3, 2024

Missouri House Bill 2885 will make teachers register as "sex offenders" If they accept trans kids' pronouns

HB2885's sponsor
I thought at first this was hyperbole, but then I read the description of the bill on the Missouri House of Representatives website. Missouri HB 2885 "establishes the offense of contributing to social transition and requires a person to be placed on the sexual offender registry if guilty of the offense of contributing to social transition." If this bill passes, a teacher could be placed on the registry as a Tier 1 & be banned from residing near schools. 

https://documents.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills241/hlrbillspdf/5874H.01I.pdf

Adds new subsection 566.400. 

1. A person commits the offense of contributing to social transition if the person is acting in his or her official capacity as a teacher or school counselor and the person provides support, regardless of whether the support is material, information, or other resources to a child regarding social transition.

2. The offense of contributing to social transition is a class E felony.

3. As used in this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Child", a person under eighteen years of age;

(2) "Social transition", the process by which an individual adopts the name, pronouns, and gender expression, such as clothing or haircuts, that match the individual's gender identity and not the gender assumed by the individual's sex at birth;

(3) "Teacher", as that term is defined in subdivisions (4), (5), and (7) of section 168.104.

589.414., subsection 5. Tier I sexual offenders, in addition to the requirements of subsections 1 to 4 of this section, shall report in person to the chief law enforcement official annually in the month of their birth to verify the information contained in their statement made pursuant to section 589.407. Tier I sexual offenders include...

(p) Contributing to social transition under section 566.400;

Saturday, March 2, 2024

I-DUH-HO State Rep. Bruce Skaug says the quiet part out loud in admitting tough-on-crime sanctions are retribution

I intended to post this the day after the last post but I got sidetracked. The only silver lining here is that we have another quote that proves the intent of passing such legislation is perpetuating punishment. 

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article285399932.html

Idaho bill to extend death penalty unconstitutional, aims for US Supreme Court review

BY KEVIN FIXLER

UPDATED FEBRUARY 13, 2024 4:30 PM

House Bill 515 is designed to challenge decades of U.S. Supreme Court precedent that limited death sentences to defendants who commit murder, said Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, who co-sponsored the bill with Rep. Josh Tanner, R-Eagle. With the current supermajority of conservative-leaning justices on the nation’s highest court, the hope is that the U.S. Supreme Court will review the Idaho bill if it becomes law and issue a decision that expands the eligibility for the death penalty.

“There is a deep, dark, dark side in our culture, and it’s our job to protect the children,” Skaug said Tuesday on the House floor. “There are times when things are so wicked that retribution is appropriate.”

Sunday, February 18, 2024

I-DUH-Ho State Rep. Josh Tanner wants the state to "be like FloriDUH"

Potato-Headed I-DUH-HO
State Rep. Josh Tanner
I-DUH-Ho State Rep. Josh Tanner actually stated he wants the state to "be like FloriDUH". On the State House floor. In public. 

Nobody should ever want their state to be like FloriDUH, but Idaho does look a little like FloriDUH, though they have a pot handle, not a panhandle. And Josh Tanner looks like the only thing people think of when they think of Idaho, with an IQ to match. 

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article285399932.html

Idaho bill to extend death penalty unconstitutional, aims for US Supreme Court review

BY KEVIN FIXLER

UPDATED FEBRUARY 13, 2024 4:30 PM

Sentencing a person to death for non-fatal sexual offenses against a child is “flatly unconstitutional” under existing interpretations of the Eighth Amendment, which bars cruel and unusual punishment, said Robert Dunham, a Philadelphia-based attorney with more than 30 years of experience studying the death penalty. Conservative lawmakers across the U.S. are beginning to promulgate such bills in a direct call for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its past rulings, he said...

The Idaho bill mirrors a law that took effect in Florida last year, when the governor sought to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s prior precedent. The first defendant to face the prospect of the new law reached a plea deal in exchange for life in prison without the chance of parole.

“Idaho needs to be like Florida and lead out in this and go, ‘We’re here to protect these kids,’ ” (Idaho State Rep. Josh) Tanner said Tuesday from the House floor. “At some point in time, we have to be able to say, ‘No, enough is enough,’ with … the most severe ones.”

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Democratic Alabama Representative Juandalynn Givan uses castration of Registered Persons law as a prop for abortion battle

I'm very disappointed by Alabama State Rep. Juandalynn Givan. On Wed. Feb. 27, 2013, the Alabama House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on HB 85, a proposed anti-clustering law. I testified in person on behalf of ReFORM-AL, and was among the half dozen there to oppose the bill.

There to promote the bill was State Rep. Kurt Wallace, who sponsored the bill, and a prosecutor in his district named CJ Robinson. Robinson in particular spouted many distorted statistics. While claiming people on the registry have a 90% recidivism rate, he admitted the registrants in his county have not been accused of a new sex crime. 

Note also Robinson received far too much time to speak, while I was cut off before the two minute mark. I was disrespected by the old white men on that committee. Rep. Givan met me out in the hallway after the meeting, hugged me, thanked me for speaking out, and told me that there needs to be more folks like me speaking out and that we need to change the status quo in Momtgomery. 

Fast forward to today, and this a completely different message than what was told to me in person. And to make matters worse, her bill is simply a Lauren Book-esque pro-abortion political stunt. I'm not your prop, Givan. 

https://lawandcrime.com/abortion/men-need-to-be-held-to-the-same-level-of-responsibility-as-women-lawmaker-counters-abortion-ban-with-castration-law/

Alabama Democratic state Rep. Juandalynn Givan made good on her promise to increase penalties for sex offenders by introducing a bill to punish child rapists with castration.

Givan was clear that her proposal was connected to Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion. In a statement to Newsweek, Givan called the bill “simple,” and said if a young girl has been the victim of rape or incest, then a man found guilty of the crime should be forced to have a vasectomy or another form of castration.

“In recent years, the Legislature has passed laws restricting reproduction rights in the state and the penalties have been imposed only on women. It’s time for that to change,” Givan said. “The last time I checked a biology textbook, it takes a woman and a man to make a baby. Men in Alabama need to be held to the same level of responsibility as women.”

Following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Alabama made all abortions illegal, regardless of stage of pregnancy, and with no exceptions for rape or incest. The state also took steps to give “preborn children” constitutional rights and is considering legislation that would allow women who terminate their pregnancies to be prosecuted for murder.

House Bill 80, as amended to include Givan’s suggested text, expands on a portion of Alabama’s abortion law that requires a child’s father to pay medical expenses associated with a pregnancy or an abortion if an abortion is necessary to preserve the health of a pregnant woman, unless the woman waives her right to collect the funds.

Under the revised language, a father required to pay for pregnancy or abortion expenses can petition the court for relief if he undergoes a vasectomy and submits proof to the court.

Despite Givan’s demand that it is “time for [ ] change,” castration of sex offenders is nothing new in the Yellowhammer State. The practice has been legal in Alabama for several years.

In 2019, Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed HB 379 into law, which requires anyone convicted of a sex offense against a person under age 13 to start chemical castration treatment at least a month prior to being released on parole and continue “until the court determines the treatment is no longer necessary.”

The same year, Divan challenged her legislative colleagues to do more to protect women after the story of “Jessica,” an adolescent girl who was repeatedly raped and impregnated by her uncle, made headlines. Though the man did serve prison time for a drug conviction, he sued Jessica upon his release and won the right to visit with the children.

“I think the Legislature is failing the women of Alabama,” Divan said at the time. “The justice system can do no more than what we enact into law.”

Other states, including California, Florida, Louisiana, and Wisconsin also have castration provisions in their laws. Proponents of forced castration argue it is a public safety measure; opponents say it has little value in reducing recidivism and raises serious ethical and constitutional concerns. A recent study of forced chemical castrations conducted in Korea concluded that the practice was largely ineffective in reducing recidivism.

Law&Crime reached out directly to Divan to clarify how, if at all, her proposal differs from the 2019 castration law, but did not receive a response.

Just days ago, Alabama became the first state to execute a prisoner via use of nitrogen hypoxia on Jan. 25 when it put Kenneth Eugene Smith to death for the 1988 killing of Elizabeth Sennett. Smith’s final execution occurred the third time Alabama attempted to inflict the death penalty on the 58-year-old. The Supreme Court declined to halt the execution despite Smith’s claim that the never-used method of inflicting death violated the Eighth Amendment.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Del City, OK, Ward 1 Councilman Michael Dean writes headscratching OpEd

This is a nonsensical OpEd from a nonsensical pol from a nonsensical state. So let me get this straight, jails aren't protecting the public now? A released person is going to go to a park less than a block away and kidnap someone after bonding out of jail? If that's the case, why bother doing pretrial detantion? 

Oklahoma is trying too hard to compete with FloriDUH for stupidest state in the country. 

https://freepressokc.com/lets-not-have-to-say-never-again-again/

Let’s not have to say NEVER AGAIN – AGAIN

Free Press Guest

This Community Voices opinion piece was submitted by Del City Ward 1 Councilman Michael Dean:

The new Oklahoma County jail should be located where it is legal to build.  This is not a not-in-my-backyard problem, it is a legal problem that will cost the county millions of dollars if ignored.

Oklahoman’s have responded to violent crimes in our state by taking a stand against violent criminals.  After children were violently attacked and kidnapped from parks, schools, and campgrounds, we were sickened and cried out “NEVER AGAIN”.  Our state government passed laws to help prevent similar crimes.

One law is known as the “Sex Offenders Registration Act”.  It was separately placed in Title 57 that deals with Prisons and Reformatories (jails).  The Sex Offenders Act applies to jails.

Title 57 Section 590.1E states that it is unlawful for an entity (County) to knowingly operate a structure (jail) in violation of this section.  Section 590A states that it is unlawful to temporarily reside within a 2000-foot radius of a School Site, Park, Playground, or a Childcare facility.  Convictions of this section result in fines and imprisonments.

County Jails incarcerate people accused of committing any type of crimes.  Most will be released on bail before they are tried.  A potential violent and or sex offender will be released from the jail at all hours, without transportation, into our park.  This sets the stage for a potentially dangerous situation to occur. 

The County will be both Criminally and Civilly liable for incarcerating sex offenders on this site.  Unfortunately, it will take a victim and a jury for the county to finally understand that they are accountable under this law.  Then, we will be forced to potentially build another new jail in a correct site to resolve additional litigation.  Let’s protect our children in Trosper Park that abuts this jail site, two daycares within 500 feet, and our school children in their ballfields 700 feet away.  Let’s not have to say NEVER AGAIN – AGAIN.

/s/Michael Dean, Del City Councilman Ward 1

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Autumn Barber-Seaborn of Panama City FL should do what she does best and stay at home

Just who the hell is Autumn Barber-Seaborn? according to her own Facebook profile, she just a "Christian" disabled (presumed mentallly) stay-at-home mom. So she sits on her butt all day watching "true crime" trash TV and now thinks she's an expert on Persons Forced to Register. If I had to guess, she's probably a QTard as well. 

What the news report mentioning that cow does not mention is that she implies on her FB page that the person she is trying to get fired was somehow involved in the child's disappearance. 

She's apparently not disabled enough to stay-at-home so maybe she should be at her local Jenny Craig instead of doing shitty TikTok videos in another state. 

https://1819news.com/news/item/case-of-missing-child-sparks-concerns-over-sex-offender-fire-chief-in-barbour-county

An online petition calling for the removal of a volunteer fire chief who is a convicted sex offender is gaining traction after the search for a missing child sparked debate in Barbour County...

The online petition at Change.org questions whether he should be in charge of a volunteer fire department.

"This man runs into fires to save people, I get that, but he is also a known pedophile," the petition states. "Should he be allowed to be a firefighter chief? Should he be able to have functions at his address with children parties with children? Should this be OK?"...

Someone with the Texasville Volunteer Fire Department told 1819 News they did not want to be identified but said the department was one of many on the scene searching for the child and that the chief was not the decision-maker that night. They also said everything was done professionally to bring the child home.

The mother of the child, who desperately posted online for help during the days of the search, said she was thankful that her son, who has autism, was brought home safely. She believes it was a freak accident and that he accidentally got out of the camper and wandered off, unable to find his way back home.

The Organization for Autism Research reports that wandering off or "elopement" is not uncommon in children with autism. Those with cognitive challenges have higher instances of wandering off than their peers.

While many celebrate the child's safe return, some concerned community members want the volunteer fire chief in nearby Texasville to leave his post. Seaborn said she attended a firefighter association meeting but was not allowed to speak because it was an officer election meeting, not a regular meeting.

"This is personal," Seaborn told 1819 News. "Personally, something has to be done because it has become a pandemic in our society now that people like this are allowed to have these sorts of roles. That is unacceptable."


Here, Barber-Seabor is implying her target was somehow involved in the child's disappearance. That is slander and she could be sued. 



Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Washington State Senator Dan Griffey has a hard time believing a Registered Person has something valuable to say

 I've had plenty of valuable things to say. Dan Griffey? Not so much. 

This clown used to be a firefighter. Well, next time I need a brush fire pissed out, maybe I'll consult this loser. Otherwise, with the real issues, I'll stick with people that have at least two brain cells to rub together.

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/what-could-you-learn-from-a-sex-offender-lawmaker-skeptical-about-expanding-state-advisory-board-to-include-past-offenders/

Washington House Republican Whip and volunteer firefighter Dan Griffey appeared unconvinced. Griffey, who serves on the state legislature’s justice and reentry committee, commented that he “doesn’t understand” a group that would advocate on behalf of sex offenders.

“What could you learn from a sex offender?” Griffey asked.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Oklahoma SB 1890 would prevent ALL Registered Persons from having ANY contact with minors whatsoever, including their own children!

OK SB 1890 would prevent a conviction for ANY registerable offense from having any kind of contact with anyone under age 18. So if you peed behind a dumpster, you now have to make sure the cashier at the fast food joint is over age 18 before you order. (A federal judge just struck down a similar law in Alabama.)

There are also provisions in this bill that prevents people from taking plea deals that don't require registration or to be removed from the registry if their criminal records are sealed. But the last part of this bill is particularly onerous. 

https://legiscan.com/OK/text/SB1890/id/2888625

SECTION 2. NEW LAW 

A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 590.3 of Title 57, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:

A person required to register under the provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall not be allowed to have any contact with a person under the age of eighteen (18) years, including the child of such offender.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Jason Rantz (-id), Small-time Conservaturd talk radio host, is triggered by a bill

I always find it odd anytime I see a guy who proudly proclaims himself as both gay and Jewish would align himself with the political party that hates both of them. Jason Rantz-id (pronounced "rancid") has quite the wgo on him jusging by his bio. 

I sent the WA Legislative committee assigned that bill a letter of support, too. Thanks for making me aware of it, Rantz-id!

https://mynorthwest.com/3946414/rantz-democrats-change-name-sex-offender-to-protect-rapists-feelings/

Rantz: Democrats change name ‘sex offender’ to protect rapists’ feelings

Jan 21, 2024, 5:45 PM | Updated: Jan 22, 2024, 11:14 am

BY JASON RANTZ

The Jason Rantz Show, 3pm-7pm on KTTH

Democrats prioritized a new bill that demands “person-first” language to address how violent sex offenders are labeled. The intent is to stop defining a sex offender by his or her crime, so they can destigmatize them. It may not even be the most offensive piece of the legislation.

Among the prescribed reforms, HB 2177 changes the name of the Sex Offender Policy Board (SOPB). If passed, it will now be called the Sex Offense Policy Board. It gives the dubious impression that the board reviews focuses on sex offenses, and not the criminals who commit them. HB 2177 also adds a convicted sex offender to the SOPB, with proponents arguing the felon’s “lived experiences” is “invaluable.” It does not restrict the membership to level 1 sex offenders, those who are least likely to recommit a sex offense. The bill allows the most dangerous felons, Level 3 sex offenders, to join. The sex offender will serve alongside another new representative to the board: victims of sex crimes.

The SOPB was intended to offer sex offender management to keep the community safe. But it’s strayed far from its intent, instead focused on how to advocate for sex offenders.

Fighting for sex offenders ‘people who have committed a sex offense’

The SOPB legislation is spearheaded by State Rep. Tarra Simmons, a Democrat who served time for three felony convictions for possession of controlled substances and retail theft in 2011. She pushed to have a sex offender serve alongside sex offense victims and their advocates on the board.

“I think that we all do better when we have a diverse legislature. That’s why I’m here,” Simmons said at a House Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry hearing for the bill. “And I’m proud to be here. I think I bring some lived experience that was missing from here. And while some people may have a stigma for people who have committed a sex offense, I think they have invaluable information to share that can really guide this board.”

Brad Meryhew, who leads the SOPB, testified in favor of the move.

“And I think it brings to the board, that sort of reality check that we always need in public policy. And I welcome the opportunity to have those voices at the table and to do everything I can to facilitate their active participation in our process,” he said.

Republican State Rep. Dan Griffey was not supportive, arguing he doesn’t understand why the board would “advocate” for a sex offender. It’s also unclear how comfortable a victim would feel serving on a board that includes a convicted sex offender. And you’re not even supposed to use that term. Instead, a sex offender on the board is labeled a “representative with lived experience with incarceration for a sex offense.” It’s part of a “person-first” approach that is even extended to the board’s title.

Sanitizing the sex offender

During public testimony at the committee hearing, advocates like Whitney Hunt, a staff member who for the SOPB, defended the legislation. She effectively argued that the change in how sex offenders are discussed treats them equally to their victims. We’re supposed to want that?

“This bill incorporates recommendations the board has previously indicated its support, for regarding the use of person-first language,” she said. “This change aligns with best practices and research, and encompasses all the individuals involved and impacted by the sex offense management system, including victims.”

Traditionally, “person-first language” has been used to described the disabled so they’re not being defined by a disability. The National Institutes of Health says it’s about being more “respectful” of people. But it has grown to become a wordy self-parody. For example, instead of saying addict, it’s recommended you say, “Person who is in recovery from a substance use disorder.”

If it’s not a parody of wokeness, person-first language, in the context of sex offenders, has been used to downplay or whitewash crimes. The Radical Left tried to normalize the phrase “Minor-Attracted Persons” as a replacement for child molester or pedophile.

An article in Psychology Today best notes the intent of using person-first language for sex offenders. Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau says the language is so you’re not defining sex offenders “by a single attribute” and labeling “them based on the worst thing they’ve ever done.” The author says the person-first language allows us to “communicate more clearly and respectfully,” but not dismiss their crimes. It simply allows the public “to more accurately describe characteristics or behaviors while first recognizing these individuals as people.”

Democrats care an awful lot about sex offenders

Washington Democrats are pushing a campaign to destigmatize sex offenders who deserve stigma. They’re even trying to release dangerous pedophiles into the community.

The long-term plan is to depopulate prisons and McNeil Island with a Less Restrictive Alternative (LRA), an outpatient treatment program in a community setting. In 2021, Democrats passed legislation to more easily distribute conditionally-released sexually violent predators across the state. It even encourages predators to pursue LRAs. At the time, the prime sponsor, State Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), said it’s in part about “people who are potentially dangerous, but not necessarily dangerous, back into communities where they can live safely and with their constitutional liberties protected.” The state now refers to sex offenders on McNeil Island as “residents.” It’s person-first language.

Last year, Democrats were caught trying to place a child rapist in an unsecured house near a spot where children congregate in the small city of Tenino. Only after pressure did the state relent. But the work is done with the assistance of the SOPB. In 2022, the SOPB recommended the state end a rule prohibiting LRAs from being placed within 500 feet of a childcare facility. It said that “There is no particular increase in risk associated with proximity to the location where individuals who have committed sexual offenses are housed.”

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Kentucky wants to expand statewide residency restrictions to 3000 feet

In Kentucky, the state Supreme Court in Commonwealth v. Baker (2009) ruled “even though the General Assembly did not intend the statute to be punitive, the residency restrictions are so punitive in effect as to negate any intention to deem them civil. Therefore, the retroactive application of KRS 17.545 is an ex post facto punishment, which violates Article I, Section 10 of the United States Constitution, and Section 19(1) of the Kentucky Constitution.”

That is why the 3000 foot restrictions proposed in KY HB 67 (204) will only apply to those convicted after the law passes, but 3000 feet will tie Mississippi for longest restrictions in the US. 

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/24RS/HB67/bill.pdf

HB 67

Summary: Amend KRS 17.545 to prohibit a registrant from residing within 3,000 feet of a high school, middle school, elementary school, preschool, publicly owned or leased playground, or licensed daycare facility; provide that the 3,000 feet restriction applies to any person who becomes a registrant after the effective date of this Act.

Sponsors Kim Banta, John Hodgson

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

Section 1. KRS 17.545 is amended to read as follows:

(1) (a) 1. No registrant, as defined in KRS 17.500, shall reside within one thousand (1,000) feet of a high school, middle school, elementary school, preschool, publicly owned or leased playground, or licensed day care facility.[ The measurement shall be taken in a straight line from the nearest property line to the nearest property line of the registrant's place of residence.]

2. This paragraph shall apply to any person who became a registrant before the effective date of this Act.

 (b) 1. No registrant, as defined in KRS 17.500, shall reside within three thousand (3,000) feet of a high school, middle school, elementary school, preschool, publicly owned or leased playground, or licensed day care facility.

(b) 2. This paragraph shall apply to any person who becomes a registrant after the effective date of this Act.

(c) The measurement required under this subsection shall be taken in a straight line from the nearest property line to the nearest property line of the registrant's place of residence.

...

(3) For purposes of this section:

(a) The registrant shall have the duty to ascertain whether any property listed in subsection (1) of this section is within:

1. One thousand (1,000) feet of the registrant's residence, if the person became a registrant before the effective date of this Act;

2. Three thousand (3,000) feet of the registrant's resident, if the person becomes a registrant after the effective date of this Act; and

(b) If a new facility opens, the registrant shall be presumed to know and, within ninety (90) days, shall comply with this section.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Wisconsin SB 874 will reinstate lifetime GPS for cases stemming from a single event if it passes

The fight against lifetime GPS monitoring in Wisconsin has been an ongoing battle. 

The 7th Circuit (upheld the lifetime GPS in Belleau v. Wall, 811 F.3d 929, 937 (7th Cir. 2016), declaring that the statute did not violate the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Constitution because the monitoring was considered “prevention,” not “punishment.” WI Attorney General Brad Schimel had broadened the class of those subjected to lifetime GPS monitoring to include not just “recidivists” (those with 2 separate convictions), but more than one count even on the same offense, thus subjecting more to lifetime GPS. 

A challenge to the broader provisions also failed. The 7th Circuit reaffirmed lifetime GPS in WI in the June 2022 ruling  Braam v. Carr, No. 20-1059 (7th Cir. 2022). Applying the 4th Amendment’s reasonableness standard, the government’s interest in deterring recidivism by dangerous offenders outweighs the offenders’ diminished expectation of privacy. Any differences between the 2016 plaintiff & these plaintiffs are too immaterial to make the earlier holding inapplicable. 

In State of Wisconsin v Muldrow, 2018 WI 52 (WI Sup Ct, 5/18/18), the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a challenge to lifetime GPS on the grounds it is a punishment & that the consequences of a guilty plea should have included a warning that lifetime GPS would be a part of the sentencing. The state upheld lower court rulings, adding, “The Applying the intent-effects test (i.e., the Martinez-Mendoza factors), we hold that neither the intent nor effect of lifetime GPS tracking is punitive. Consequently, Muldrow is not entitled to withdraw his plea because the circuit court was not required to inform him that his guilty plea would subject him to lifetime GPS tracking.”

At least for some, there was some good news. 

In State v. Corey T. Rector, 2023 WI 41, 5/23/23, Rector pleaded to 5 counts of CP in a single case, his only conviction. The sentencing judge placed him on the SOR for 15 yrs. The state appealed on the grounds any two or more convictions of registry-eligible sex offenses trigger mandatory lifetime registry. The WI Sup Ct ruled (4-3) that Rector is not required to register for life from multiple convictions stemming from a singular case. While this case did not involve someone on lifetime GPS, GPS had been issued to those with multiple convictions for the same offense. The Capital Times of Madison WI (Cap Times) reported on 8/8/23 that WIDOC began removing GPS from RPs convicted of multiple charges for the same offense; they had reported 625 RPs not under WIDOC supervision was on GPS but were unsure how many of them the new policy would impact. 

But now, the Wisconsin legislature wants to override the courts by rewriting the law to place those who benefitted from the Rector decision back on debilitating lifetime GPS monitoring. This is a costly and stupid decision from the Wisconsin legislature. 

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2023-2024 WISCONSIN SENATE BILL 874 (Note: I made a few abbreviations to save on space but is fully spelled out in the bill, otherwise coped verbatim.) 1/52024 - Introduced by Sen. Wimberger, Felzkowski, Jacque, James, Nass & Tomczyk, cosponsored by Representatives Born, Behnke, Binsfeld, Dallman, Dittrich, Donovan, Duchow, Goeben, Gundrum, Gustafson, Hurd, Maxey, Michalski, Moses, Murphy, Mursau, Nedweski, O'Connor, Rettinger, Schmidt, Summerfield, VanderMeer, Shankland & Melotik. Referred to Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety. 

An Act to amend 301.45 (5) (b) 1., 301.45 (5m) (b) 3. & 301.46 (2m) (am) 1. & 2. of the statutes; relating to: counting convictions & findings for the purpose of the SO registry & notifications.

Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau

This bill codifies the attorney general opinion, OAG-02-17, regarding the interpretation of the statutory phrase “two or more separate occasions” as it relates to the SO registry & notification requirements.

Under current law, a person must register with WIDOC as a SO if he or she has been convicted of certain sex offenses or found not guilty of certain sex offenses by reason of mental disease or defect. The length of time that the person must register varies depending on the offense or the number of convictions or findings. A person generally must register until he or she dies if the person has on two or more separate occasions been convicted of a sex offense or found not guilty of a sex offense by reason of mental disease or defect.

Under current law, if a person committed a sex offense in another state & is required to register in WI due to moving here, working here, or going to school here, the person must register in WI for as long as he or she lives, works, or attends school in WI if the person has on two or more separate occasions been convicted of a sex offense or found not guilty of a sex offense by reason of mental disease or defect.

Under current law, when a person who is required to register as a SO is released into the community from confinement or other care, DOC or the Dept. of Health Services, whichever agency has authority over the registrant, must notify the police chief of the community, & the sheriff of the county, in which the registrant will be residing, employed, or attending school or through which the registrant will be traveling if the registrant has been, on two or more separate occasions, convicted of a sex offense or found not guilty of a sex offense by reason of mental disease or defect. A person who is the subject of such a notification is subject to lifetime global positioning system tracking.

The phrase “on two or more separate occasions” is not defined in current law. In OAG-02-17, the attorney general concluded that the phrase referred to multiple convictions, regardless of whether they were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint. This bill codifies the attorney general opinion & also applies it to findings of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Under the bill, when counting convictions or such findings for the purposes described above, each conviction or finding is counted separately even if they were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same complaint.


The bill is retroactive. Under the bill, DOC must identify persons who were released from the registry requirement or were not subject to the lifetime tracking requirement before the bill took effect but who would have been subject to the pertinent requirement had the bill been in effect. No later than 60 days after the bill takes effect, DOC must notify these persons that they must register as SOs or be subject to lifetime tracking. Under the bill, persons who are notified that they must register have 30 days after being notified to register or they are guilty of a Class H felony.

The people of the state of WI, represented in senate & assembly, do enact as follows:

(Note: Underlined words are ADDITIONS to the law. Words within the strikethrough are words REMOVED from the bill.)

Section 1. 301.45 (5) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:

301.45(5)(b) 1. The person has, on 2 or more separate occasions, been convicted or two or more times, including convictions that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, for a sex offense or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, military law, tribal law, or law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense; has been found two or more times, including findings that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a sex offense, or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, a military law, a tribal law, or a law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense; or has been convicted one time for a sex offense or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, military law, tribal law, or law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense & has been found one time not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a sex offense, or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, a military law, a tribal law, or a law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense. A conviction or finding of not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect that has been reversed, set aside, or vacated is not a conviction or finding for purposes of determining counting the number of convictions or findings under this subdivision whether a person has been convicted on 2 or more separate occasions.

Section 2. 301.45 (5m) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:

15301.45 (5m) (b) 3. The person has, on 2 or more separate occasions, been convicted or two or more times, including convictions that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, for a sex offense or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, military law, tribal law, or law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense; has been found two or more times, including findings that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a sex offense or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, military law, tribal law, or law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense; or has been convicted one time for a sex offense or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, military law, tribal law, or law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense & has been found one time not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a sex offense, or for a violation, or the solicitation, conspiracy, or attempt to commit a violation, of a federal law, military law, tribal law, or law of any state that is comparable to a sex offense. A conviction or finding of not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect that has been reversed, set aside, or vacated is not a conviction or finding for purposes of determining counting the number of convictions or findings under this subdivision whether a person has been convicted on two or more separate occasions.

Section 3. 301.46 (2m) (am) 1. & 2. of the statutes are amended to read: 301.46 (2m) (am) 1. If an agency with jurisdiction confines a person under s.301.046, provides a person entering the intensive sanctions program under s.301.048 with a sanction other than a placement in a Type 1 prison or a jail, or releases a person from confinement in a state correctional institution or institutional care, and the agency with jurisdiction shall notify the police chief of any community & the sheriff of any county in which the person will be residing, employed, or attending school & through or to which the person will be regularly traveling if the person has been found to be a sexually violent person under ch. 980 or has, on two or more separate occasions, been convicted or two or more times, including convictions that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, for a sex offense or for a violation of a law of this state that is comparable to a sex offense; has been found two or more times, including findings that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a sex offense or for a violation of a law of this state that is comparable to a sex offense, the agency with jurisdiction shall notify the police chief of any community & the sheriff of any county in which the person will be residing, employed, or attending school & through or to which the person will be regularly traveling; or has been convicted one time for a sex offense or for a violation of a law of this state that is comparable to a sex offense & has been found one time not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a sex offense or for a violation of a law of this state that is comparable to a sex offense. Notification under this subdivision is in addition to providing access to information under sub. (2) & to any other notification that an agency with jurisdiction is authorized to provide.

2. If a person described under s. 301.45 (1g) (dh), (dj), (f), or (g) becomes a resident of this state from another state under s. 304.16, becomes a student in this state, becomes employed or begins carrying on a vocation in this state, or becomes subject to a sanction in this state other than a placement in a Type 1 prison or a jail, and the Dept. shall notify the police chief of any community & the sheriff of any county in which the person will be residing, employed, carrying on a vocation, or attending school if the person has, on 2 or more separate occasions, been convicted or two or more times, including convictions that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, for a violation of the law of another jurisdiction that is comparable to a sex offense; has been found two or more times, including findings that were part of the same proceeding, occurred on the same date, or were included in the same criminal complaint, not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a violation of the law of another jurisdiction that is comparable to a sex offense , the Dept. shall notify the police chief of any community & the sheriff of any county in which the person will be residing, employed or carrying on a vocation, or attending school; or has been one time convicted for a violation of the law of another jurisdiction that is comparable to a sex offense & has been found one time not guilty or not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect for a violation of the law of another jurisdiction that is comparable to a sex offense. Notification under this subdivision is in addition to providing access to information under sub. (2) or to any other notification that the Dept. is authorized to provide.

Section 4. Nonstatutory provisions. (To save on space, I omitted this part, it just says WIDOC must notify every SO in 60 says on whether this applies to them or not.)

Section 5. Initial applicability. (1) The treatment of ss. 301.45 (5) (b) 1. & (5m) (b) 3. & 301.46 (2m) (am) 1. & 2. first applies to the counting of convictions or findings that occurred prior to the effective date of this subsection for the purposes of determining if a person has been convicted or found not guilty on 2 or more separate occasions.