In that the Notification (Sex Offender Registry) and Proximity Laws have evolved into a system that does not protect children from sex offenders and have created a false sense of security for society we seek the following: We advocate returning the Sex Offender Registry to its original intent, tracking the most dangerous and predatory offenders and absconders. We can accomplish this by the immediate removal of low risk intra-familial offenders - including former offenders who have paid their debt to society and have not re-offended, Romeo and Juliet (teen-age consensual sex) lovers, juvenile offenders, and non-sexual (urinating in public, mooning, etc.) offenders from the sex offender registries to make them a more effective monitoring program for law enforcement. We ask for the rights of all; victims, offenders and their families are first and foremost in the ensuing dialogue. We enjoin our elected representatives to immediately begin using known facts in place of myths, lies, and misconceptions when addressing this issue. We call for restorative justice and Constitutional protection in place of retributive justice and Unconstitutional banishment for offenders, former offenders and their families. We do not condone, in any way, abuse, especially the sexual abuse of children. We do not, and will never make excuses for former offenders or their offenses. We believe that repeat offenders need to be separated from society, and released conditionally on proof of reform. We do acknowledge the fact that false accusations are made, people make mistakes (even stupid ones) and believe each case should be judged on its own merits, using empirical evidence and not hearsay. We know that people can change, improve themselves, and accomplish their own human revolution. We encourage society to approach this issue with an open mind and value the essence of every person
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katherine noack, United States3 years ago Comments: Free john cooke!!!
Racheal Jett, United States3 years ago Comments: My nephew has been in jail for over 6 month, for being a 17 year old kid that had sex with a 14 year old girl whom looks way older and they never discussed age things just happened and now he will have to register what is a normal life with that haunting u everyday so sad hello its 2012 and we all know how grown kids look not to mention act! Please help fix this and fast what a sad sad justice system we have!!!
Tara Cooke, United States3 years ago Comments: -
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