Throughout the world there are myths based on misinformation, wishful thinking or outright lies. When lies have been exposed and the myths put to rest some people still continue to believe the myths even after the truth has been exposed. Most of us would consider the people who continue to believe the myth as ignorant, foolish, or having ulterior motives. If they continue to choose to believe in the myths because of their fear, hatred, bigotry, loss of financial gain, or a desire for unjustified revenge, and as a result of that individual lives continue to be destroyed as well as families torn apart and children subjected to a harassment, threats and violence, then those people’s actions should be considered criminal. It is time to call out the people that ignore the facts or try to perpetulate the fantasy myth based on false information in order to further their own personal or financial interests simply because in reality they are bullies, vigilantes, sociopaths, and outright liars. This group includes everyone from the misinformed citizen to many so-called professionals, as well as various victims advocates, and yellow journalistic news media. Not to mention all the way up through our elected officials who are no longer interested in their oath to protect constitutional values as much as they are in winning public approval.
If a set of laws are based on one premise, and and all the supporting requirements of the law are also based on that premise and it is later proven to be incorrect and unsubstantiated, doesn’t it make sense to overturn that law and give relief to the people that have been suffering because of that lie? To not do so creates more American shame, because of the way we are treating our own citizens.
How long does it take to overturn those bad laws and to make amends. You should note that it has never been done by the legislative bodies. It always involves a court fight. More to the shame of our elected officials who have been shown the truth, by many advocates groups across this country, but are unwilling to admit their mistakes.
After the Civil War there were laws passed denying people the ability to work in their professions, because they might have supported the Confederate cause. Cummings v. Missouri, 4 Wall. (71 U.S.) 277, 323 (1867); Klinger v. Missouri, 13 Wall. (80 U.S.) 257 (1872); Pierce v. Carskadon, 16 Wall. (83 U.S.) 234, 239 (1873). Those laws were overturned on the grounds that they were bills of attainder/lesser pains and penalties, but it took years for it to get through the courts. Before those persons affected saw any relief.
In the case of the Jim Crow laws. It took over 50 years for them to all be overturn. Even in the case of the Japanese American internment camp’s during World War II . It took over 40 years before the government admitted that they had withheld important evidence and provided evidence that was false and incorrect about the dangerousness of the Japanese-Americans . That misinformation was used to rip those families from their homes, businesses and friends, transporting them across the country to be illegally confined.
So what is the lie that I’m referring to, a lie so insidious that because of it. Laws have been past violating constitutional standards of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And because of these laws over 800,000 people have been denied access to public lands and buildings , denied employment, denied housing, denied access to churches of their faith, been forced to live separately from their families, they have restricted travel within cities, states, across state boundaries and outside of the United States. laws that have affected over 3 million American citizens because of the base law as well as many others that could not exist with out the original law . These 3 million people plus have been curtailed of their rights that normal Americans take for granted as part of their rights guaranteed to them because they live in the United States.
And what is the proof that this is in fact a lie . Well the proof is there in literally hundreds of independent studies (1*) done by individuals, organizations, as well as state and federal goverments that prove that justification for the laws is in fact a lie. Not surprisingly in many of the studies the researchers did their best to try and conceal the fact of the lie to justify the existence of the laws. Why would they do that? It’s simple, all-state and government studies, have an agenda to keep the myth alive. Many of the other studies were done by people who have financial issues involved in keeping the myth alive. They used all types of misinformation techniques to do that. But when the data is correlated and the numbers looked at the truth is there for all to see. You just have to dig through all the suppositions and unproven theory’s and look at the numbers to find the truth. And yet no one wants to see these truths except the people affected, their family members and children plus a few good American patriots who believe in protecting constitutional values.
When these laws were passed our government Justify them with numbers as high as 60 to 80% which would in fact, possibly justify some of the laws. But now the truth is known . The percentages are in the single digits. That is less than 10% (2*), and when the group that has been created by these laws are looked at as a whole, not subdivided into little groups . The number goes into the lower single-digit . In fact, in one recent study authorized and paid for by the state of Nebraska (3*). The number came out to be 6/10 of one percent in any given year. No one can call that number high!
When the laws that have been passed are based on the justification of the high numbers. And they come out, in fact, be not only low, but extremely low. Lower than any other group that does not have the same restrictions or requirements. You would think that there would be a public outcry to do away with these laws but because of politicians are continuing the myth for their political gain, as well as professionals who have a fiduciary interest in the myth continuing and victims advocates, whose only real purpose is revenge. as well as Sensationalism of the news media. All these people continue the myth. Even though the hard data shows that it is a lie. What is it going to take to bring sanity back to our country and overturned laws based on lies and myths? That are in fact a springboard to passing other laws taking away constitutional rights of the American citizens. At this time it looks like the only way to do this is to do it through the courts.
Finally what is this lie that is so corrupting and insidious that it has destroyed lives, family’s and children. And the fear of being added to the list created by this law has caused both adults and children to commit suicide. The laws based on this lie that have stolen the constitutional protected rights of not only individuals but whole families, well the answer is real simple. The lie is that people who are involved in sex crimes, have a high propensity to do it again. And even though at the time that these laws were passed there were studies showing lower reoffend rates of those in this group than any other criminal class, the laws were passed based on studies that since have been proven false and inaccurate (4*) and all the recent studies have shown no high propensity to reoffend.
Without this issue, (the high reoffend rate) to support the states justification of the existence of the laws the rest of their reasons fall way as nothing more than rules, regulations and laws based on fear that is now unjustified. So it is now time for every case, that is brought before a court to bring forth one important issue.
We will no longer be silent! THERE IS NO HIGH RE-OFFENSE RATE to justify the laws! This should be the Battle Cry in Courtrooms Across this Nation!
AK 03% page 8 Criminal Recidivism in Alaska Alaska Judicial Council January 2007
AZ 05.5 % Sex Offender Recidivism Arizona dept. of corrections note bottom of page 03.3%
CA 00.8% The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) “2014 Outcome Evaluation Report“ http://californiarsol.org/2015/08/new-cdcr-report-reduces-rate-of-re-offense-to-less-than-1-percent.
CA 05.0 % fig 12 California Department of Corrections And Rehabilitation
2010 Adult Institutions Outcome Evaluation Report
CA 03.5% table 3-2 California sex offender management Board January 2008
CA figure 11 01.9% California sex offender management Board 2012 in looking at this one I realize that this is another attempt to increase the visual concept of a higher reoffend rate than actually exists you will note in table 11 , that there are 8490 released sex offenders and that 5870 are returned to prison or 69.1% going onto figure 11. The pie chart does not represent the 8490 but rather represents the 5870 . When you take this into account and do the math. 1.9% of 5870 comes out to 111 and 111 people involved in the new sex crime, out of 8490 comes out to an actual reoffend rate of 1.3% . This is just another way that the government is using razzle-dazzle techniques. In doing their statistical analysis.
CA 01.9 % figure 11 California Department of Corrections And Rehabilitation 2012 Outcome Evaluation Report
CA 5 year study 03.2% RECIDIVISM OF PAROLED SEX OFFENDERS – A FIVE (5) YEAR STUDY
CA 10 year study 03.3% RECIDIVISM OF PAROLED SEX OFFENDERS – A TEN (10) YEAR STUDY
CT page 9 01,7% And prisoners with no prior sex crime are six times more likely to be involved in a new sex crime Recidivism among sex offenders in Connecticut, State of Connecticut
Office of Policy and Management, Criminal Justice Policy & Planning Division, February 15, 2012
DE Table 26 03.1% REARREST 6 offenders and on table 27 3 Offenders were not found guilty of a crime that makes the percentage of people convicted of a new sex crime. 01.5% Rearrest should never be used as a determining factor. Delaware Sex Offenders, Profiles and Criminal Justice System Outcomes, January 2008
DE 3.8% rearrest table 7 Recidivism of Delaware Adult Sex Offenders Released from Prison in 2001 July 2007
DE 5% rearrest table 8 after 5 years Recidivism of Delaware Juvenile Sex Offenders Released in 2001 September 2007
FL 4.2% page10 Figure 2 10 year follow up SEX OFFENDER RISK AND RECIDIVISM IN FLORIDA
HI RECIDIVISM/REOFFENDING BY SEXUALLY ABUSIVE ADOLESCENTS: A DIGEST OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH STUDIES Years: 1943-2008 85 RESEARCH STUDIES MEAN RECIDIVISM RATE FOR ALL STUDIES = 7.73%
IA page 7 #4 “With the overall recidivism for sex offenses as low as 2% “ Iowa Sex Offender Research Council Report to the Iowa General Assembly January 22, 2009
IA table 4 03% new sex crime THE IOWA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AND
RECIDIVISM Iowa Department of Human Rights Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center
IA ARREST 02.3% page 7 Iowa Department of Corrections Report to the Board of Corrections
Third in a series of reports highlighting issues contributing to corrections population growth April 2006 Sex Offenders
IN bottom of page “1.05%of identified sex offender’srecidivated for a new sex crime within 3 years.” Indiana Department of Correction Recidivism Rates Decrease for 3rd Consecutive Year
IN page 22 05.7% Recidivism Rates Compared 2005-2007 Indiana Department of CORRECTION
ME page 12 03.8% Returned to prison for sex offense SEXUAL ASSAULT TRENDS
AND SEX OFFENDER RECIDIVISM IN MAINE 2010
MI 8/10 of 1% three-year study has come out of Michigan looking at the number of people on parole that were returned to prison for new crimes they found that of the sex offenders who were released from prison and found that they were involved in the new sexually related crime at 8/10 of 1%, or in other words, that 99.2% DID NOT Reoffend in the new sex crime. And that they had the lowest reoffend rate of all the criminal classes released. the full report is here http://nationalrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CAPPS.pdf
MN 5.7 % over 12 years Table 2 page 21 Sex Offender Recidivism in Minnesota April 2007
NY 04% profile and follow-up of sex offenders released in 1986 this one is another attempt to hide the facts . I finally found this information on page 19. They state that there were 556 offenders released below that on page 19. They show a table 14 the number of people related to each of those crimes that were returned to prison. If you look at the numbers for a new sex crime. You will see that they are 5,6,5 and 7 totaling 23 , when you do the percentages 23/556 UN that with the re-offense rate of 4% . If you look at the other graphs that they have provided they have shockingly high numbers . The problem is that they are only looking at the people that are returned to prison and ignoring the people that stayed out of prison. So their numbers are skewed because they did not include people not reoffending in their statistical data.
OH report to the Ohio criminal sentencing commission, January 2006 sex offenders Sex offenders in Ohio have a lower recidivism rate than the recidivism rate of all offenders (38.8 percent). A 10-year follow-up of a 1989 cohort of sex offenders released from Ohio prisons found that only 8 percent of sex offenders were recommitted for a new sex offense
OH Ten-Year Recidivism Follow-Up Of 1989 Sex Offender Releases EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recommitment for a New Crime Sex Offense 8.0 % after 10 yeaars
WA03 07% Re-offended Department of Corrections Public Safety Update What is the re-offense behavior for sex offenders under supervision in the community? •Of the 264 offenders who committed a re-offense:•83% or 218 were unemployed •73% or 192 DID NOT have stable housing
WY again I have to dig through the research to find the numbers . The end result is that between 2000 and 2005 , 545 sex offenders were released and of that 24 reoffended it in a new sex crime . That makes the reoffend charade of 04.4%