From San Diego City Beat: Tier It Up

California has the biggest sex-offender registry in the U.S.—for no good reason By Kelly DavisCalifornia is one of only four states that require adults convicted of certain sex crimes to register with local law enforcement each year for life. Crime-free for 50 years? Bedridden? It doesn’t matter. This lifetime requirement has turned California’s registry intoContinue reading “From San Diego City Beat: Tier It Up”

2014 in Review: Voters Reject Bruning and Pirsch

Fifth in a series looking back on some of the year’s best-read posts. May 2014 The architects of Nebraska’s current “hammer and shame sex offenders” law — Atty. Gen. Jon Bruning and State Sen. Pete Pirsch — are kicked to the curb by voters, causing us to exclaim Oh, Happy Day! Bruning, Pirsch Lose atContinue reading “2014 in Review: Voters Reject Bruning and Pirsch”

Where Have We Heard This Before? Whip Up Hysterical Fear and Rake in the Tax Dollars (and Votes)

We’re happy to be so not alone.This blog has been diligent in exposing how profitable it is for certain groups to manufacture hysteria over sexual offending. There is in fact a burgeoning sex offender industry in our nation, and some of those who benefit are for-profit prison operators, makers of GPS bracelet technology, law enforcementContinue reading “Where Have We Heard This Before? Whip Up Hysterical Fear and Rake in the Tax Dollars (and Votes)”