Dancing for Votes on the Graves of Lost Children

The slimy politicians’ trick of naming a law after a crime victim reached low points with “Jacob’s Law” and the “Adam Walsh Act.” It is horrible for a parent to lose a child, especially in the ways that Patty Wetterling (mother of Jacob) and John Walsh (father of Adam) lost their children. But the memoryContinue reading “Dancing for Votes on the Graves of Lost Children”

AP Reports on Failure of Grandstanding California Politicians’ Sex-Offender Laws

A story from The Associated Press: All of the grandstanding “bash-the-sex-offender” laws promoted by vote-hungry politicians in California just do not work, according to the state’s own corrections department inspector general. And the California Sex Offender Management Board, made up of law enforcement and treatment professionals, says that only high-risk offenders, such as kidnappers andContinue reading “AP Reports on Failure of Grandstanding California Politicians’ Sex-Offender Laws”

Baltimore Sun on Registries

In the wake of a court defeat for Maryland’s registry, the Baltimore Sun takes a cool unbiased look at the issue. An excerpt: Experts say there’s little evidence that the registries help keep the public safe, and can unfairly punish offenders. Some judges around the United States have agreed that the registries amount to unconstitutionalContinue reading “Baltimore Sun on Registries”