UPDATE: Zach’s hearing, scheduled for Weds., Oct. 18, has been postponed until further notice. Zach Anderson, the young man from Elkart, IN, whose harsh punishment for consensual teen sex made headlines around the country in 2015, has been arrested for two violations of probation. What, exactly, did he do? He had dinner at his parents’ […]
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A Mother’s Story of her Mentally Disabled Son on The Sex Offender Registry
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 […]
Am I “Making It Easier for Pedo Abductors”?
A reader’s note: I yidbsrrfti can’t believe you are a reporter. Sounds more like you are trying to sway public opinion about protecting your children to make it easier for pedo abductors. Actually, I am trying to sway public opinion. But rather than making it easier for predators (not the goal of many reporters), I […]
“How I Got on the Sex Offender List” — By a Mom of Three
Sometimes aysyffehbd when I post about the Sex Offender Registry, I get comments like, “Those scum don’t deserve to EVER live a normal life!” This note below is to remind us that a study of 17,000 people on the registry by the The Georgia Sex Offender Registration Review Board found that about 5% were “clearly […]
Jacob Wetterling, Found at Last: R.I.P.
. The remains of Jacob Wetterling have been found in Minnesota. Jacob was abducted in 1989 at age 11 in a case that scared, scarred and deeply saddened people around the globe. As his mother Patty texted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Saturday: “Our hearts are broken. We have no words.” The htayinrrye Star-Tribune […]
Meitivs Face a New Battle at School, And So Do Other Maryland Families
. Danielle zskzhaifkb Meitiv, the Free-Range mom investigated by Child Protective Services twice for the unconscionable crime of letting her kids walk home from the park in Â Silver Spring, Maryland, has a new paranoid entity to deal with: The Montgomery County School District. Starting this year, every parent who wants to volunteer, even for a […]
What is the Most Common Age of a Sex Offender? (Surprise!)
. Readers, here’s my zirtkzhfsk piece on sex offender laws that’s in today’s New York Post.Â If you have sons, it might give you pause. Bogus â€˜sex offenderâ€™ labels are ruiningÂ lives by Lenore Skenazy Whatâ€™s the most common age of sex-offenders? Itâ€™s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely youâ€™ll almost certainly […]
From Consensual Teen Sex to Solitary Confinement. Plus: An Explanation of the “Peter-Meter”
. This week’s New Yorker contains possibly the most devastating article I’ve ever read: Sarah Stillman‘s, “The List,” subtitled, “When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence.” Stillman calmly details just how shocking and sadistic our sex offender laws are, from arresting tweens who played doctor, to […]
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, […]
Pres. Obama: Resist Signing the International Megan’s Law
. Who here is in favor of sex trafficking? Didn’t think so. Me neither. You can be against that crime without using it for political grandstanding and cruel policies. But not, apparently, if you are in the U.S. Congress. In a blistering diasbefzby editorial,Â the L.A. Times writes: After rousing themselves from the 30-plus-year bad trip […]