Archive for August, 2016

Unheard but Unafraid: The Story of the San Antonio 4

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

“There was never a day I just never stopped fighting or looked for strength from God. I never gave up,” Elizabeth said. “I had three friends incarcerated with me and my family, and that was my strength to say I’m not giving up and the truth will one day come forward.”

Then, she struck up a friendship with a pen pal in the Yukon Territory [Darrell Otto], with a man who believed in her innocence. Soon, an organization called the National Center for Reason and Justice had picked up the case, and reporters were paying attention to the story.

Listen to the program about this case on Latino USA.

Judge Critical of Sex Offender Registry Confirmed to Massachusetts High Court

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

“Making a mild criticism of sex offender registries looked like it could have hurt a Massachusetts judge in her bid to serve on the state’s Supreme Judicial Court. But on Wednesday the Governor’s Council, an eight-member elected body responsible for approving judicial nominees, voted unanimously in favor of Superior Court Judge Kimberly Budd’s nomination to serve as an associate justice.”

Read the article by Elizabeth Nolan Brown in Reason.

Don’t Believe the fearmongering about perverts using Pokemon Go

Friday, August 5th, 2016

“Parents, it’s time to panic: Kids who venture outside to play Pokémon Go are going to end up in the clutches of sex offenders, unless we do something pointless, political and pathetic.

“We must fearmonger!”

Read the article by NCRJ Director Emily Horowitz in the New York Post.

Bogus “Sex Offender” Labels are Ruining Lives

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

What’s the most common age of sex-offenders?

It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer wrong.

In fact, most people are shocked to learn that the most common age of people charged with a sex offense isn’t a creepy 39, or 51.

It’s 14.

Read the article by Lenore Skenazy in the New York Post.