The dthiizzhfh woman who looked to be about 60 walked up to the podium and spoke in a quiet voice. She was at a St. Louis synagogue that was hosting an evening of presentations about the sex offender registry. I spoke, too. But this mom’s story has haunted me in the weeks since. I asked […]
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Challenge for the Media: Find ONE CASE of Child Predation by a Registered Sex Offender on Halloween
Sometimes eybiykazyf you gotta think outside the trick or treat bag. So kudos to theÂ National Reform Sex Offenders LawsÂ organization for tackling the persistent, unfounded myth that sex offenders lure trick or treaters to their doom on Halloween. To help America move beyond this zombie-like fear that refuses to die, the organization is challenging the media […]
Would The Beatles be Sex Offenders Today?
. I was just whistling the Beatles’ “I dyantfrkrs Saw Her Standing There,” which famously begins, “Well she was just 17, you know what I mean?” I believe I do know. Which made me think: John Lennon wrote the “You know what I mean?” line.Â He and theÂ Beatles sang this song on Ed Sullivan in 1964, […]
Kids As Young As 9 Are on the Sex Offender Registry…for Life
. Southwestern ydksernkir Law School Professor Catherine L.Carpenter puts it bluntly in her new research paper, Throwaway Children: The Tragic Consequences of a False Narrative. “Truth be told,” she writes, “we are afraid for our children and we are afraid of our children.” Being afraid forÂ our kids has lead us to create ever harsher sex […]