Sweeping the nation is a new trend to get tough on crime by banishing those who are labeled sex offender.
In 2006, Alberto Gonzales was the Attorney General. The President was George Bush. These two government officials had little respect for the United states Constitution and thus passed the Adam Walsh Act and applied it Retroactively, (Ex Post Facto). This violated Article 1, Section 9 of he United States Constitution which states: "No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed".
This practice has been ruled Unconstitutional in more than one Supreme Court.
Mass. Decision: Supreme Justice Court Voids Decision by sex offender Board- Ex Post Facto Violated
How does this harm children? This harms children in that those children and wives of EX sex offenders, Men or Women who committed a crime 20, 30 or 100 years ago and have served out what ever sentence which the courts imposed many years ago, are now being forced without due process to Register as Sex Offenders.
This places their name, photograph, address and much more information on the internet for all to see. This also includes many other punishments such as being forced to mail out flyers with their photo, crime, address and more to all neighbors within 1/2 mile of their residence. This causes the children of these or women to loose all their friends and they too are now banished from society.
Banishing a person from society for the rest of their lives for a crime committed and served two or three decades ago is not only morally wrong, but also Constitutionally wrong.
If the courts are allowed to to this to those who committed a sexual crime, then what is going to stop them from doing the same to any ex criminal.
How can the nation stand by and allow the courts to again add punishments to a persons crime of 30 years ago, if that person has already served all their time and paid their debt?
These persons are banned from going to public parks. These people can no longer take their children to parks to swim, ski, boat, grill food or play football and other sports like they have been doing for all their lives.
If the ex offender is the only driver in the family, then their children are effectively banned from participating in sports, musical classes or any extra events as sex offenders are banned from school properties. Parents cannot take their children to events and thus, these children suffer in that they cannot attend.
Once a person is illegally placed in the Sex Offender Registry, many new laws and punishments are applied to this new Sub Class of People.
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Back to our Constitution!
America needs to work hard on renewing our trust and respect of the United States Constitution. These politicians who are eager for fame and fortune who wish to pass Get Tough on Crime legislation are harming countless thousands of American Children and Families with their hastily drawn laws.
Governors, such as Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, Louisiana who wish to label all sex offenders and spout off statements like, "I want to move all sex offenders to Angola, (The State Prison). We need to rid our state of these monsters....need to be restrained from harming the good citizens of the United States with their rogue lawmaking.
One court said:
"The state's highest court ruled that the state cannot force a man with an unblemished record since his 1979 rape conviction to register as a sex offender without giving him a chance to argue that he should be exempt.
The Supreme Judicial Court found that the state violated the man's right to due process by insisting he had a mandatory obligation to register as a Level 1, low-level sex offender for the rest of his life, despite evidence that he was unlikely to re offend.
"He would be forced to say annually, and without regard for the past one-quarter century, 'I am a sex offender, and here is where to find me,' " wrote Justice Robert J. Cordy. Though the man's identity would not be made public, it would be disclosed to police, which the court found would be humiliating and intrusive."
Every time you hear the term Sex Offender, you are not hearing about a child molester or rapist. Our next article will explain this in more detail.
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