Here’s a politician who sadly only gets it part right. Paul Heroux, in a HuffPost piece, starts out with a perfectly rational explanation of why sex-offender registries do not work, cause more harm than anything else, and make no sense. Then — just like a politician — he says we should keep them around becauseContinue reading “Politician Who Only Gets it Part Right is Still Just a Stupid, Stupid Politician”
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Cruelty in Ohio
What do you think of a sheriff who spends time figuring out a way to deny the wishes of a dying military veteran? In Ohio, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has done just that. An outfit called the Dream Foundation was underwriting a “final wish” trip to the Grand Canyon for a dying veteran whoContinue reading “Cruelty in Ohio”
Some Indiana Politician Is Probably Writing a Law to Ban Sex Offenders From Cemeteries
Bizarre law-enforcement campaigns that leverage sex-offender hysteria are embarrassing and they demonstrate the unreliability of registries. When you decide to put everyone and their cousin on the registry and shame them, you might just shame yourself, like they did in Marion County, Indiana. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and Crime Stoppers cooked upContinue reading “Some Indiana Politician Is Probably Writing a Law to Ban Sex Offenders From Cemeteries”
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