Law Professor: High Court Rulings Premised on a Study That Does Not Exist

All of our sex-offender laws are premised on a statistic that is wrong. Professor Ira Ellman at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, writes: Proponents of criminal justice reform never talk about sex offenders. They’re political untouchables subject to lifelong restrictions that continue long past their confinement, restrictions justified as necessaryContinue reading “Law Professor: High Court Rulings Premised on a Study That Does Not Exist”

The Atlantic on Mandatory Reporting Laws

Mandatory reporting laws (Nebraska has one) require therapists to turn their clients in to police, just like the church used to require that unbelievers be turned over to the Inquisition. Among the multitude of problems with such laws is the fact that they discourage people from seeking the help they need. The Atlantic recently took aContinue reading “The Atlantic on Mandatory Reporting Laws”

First They Scare You, Then They Take Your Money

The sex-offender industry works like this: They scare you and then take your money by pretending to protect you. Slimy politicians enact laws that guarantee former offenders will somehow run afoul of the myriad complicated rules and regs put in place under the guise of protecting the public. This supplies our overcrowded prisons with anContinue reading “First They Scare You, Then They Take Your Money”