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Women Against Registry advocates for the families who have loved ones required to register as sexual offenders. More about the issue: According to the NCMEC map there are over 912,000 men, women and children (as young as 8 and 10 in some states) required to register and the "crimes" range from urinating in public (indecent exposure), sexting, incest, mooning, exposure, false accusations by a soon-to-be ex-wife, angry girlfriend, or spiteful student, viewing abusive OR suggestive images of anyone 18 years old or younger, playing doctor, prostitution, solicitation, Romeo and Juliet consensual sexual dating relationships, rape, endangering the welfare of a child, the old bait-n-switch internet stings (taking sometimes 12 months before a person steps over the line) guys on the autism spectrum or with intellectual disabilities and many others. If you multiply the number on the registry by 2 or 3 family members you can clearly see there are well over 3 million wives, children, moms, aunts, girlfriends, grandmothers and other family members who experience the collateral damage of being murdered, harassed, threatened, children beaten, have signs placed in their yards, homes set on fire, vehicles damaged, asked to leave their churches and other organizations, children passed over for educational opportunities, have flyers distributed around their neighborhood, wives lose their jobs when someone learns they are married to a registrant....all these things occur when these people try to hold their family together and provide the three things that professionals indicate are needed for successful reintegration; a job, a place to live and a “positive” support system. The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics – ‘Frightening and High’ (Debunks the 80% recidivism rate cited by now SCOTUS Justice Kennedy) It is very important that you read the abstract below and then the full 12 page essay by Ira Mark and Tara Ellman. ABSTRACT This brief essay reveals that the sources relied upon by the Supreme Court in Smith v. Doe, a heavily cited constitutional decision on sex offender registries, in fact provide no support at all for the facts about sex offender re-offense rates that the Court treats as central to its constitutional conclusions. This misreading of the social science was abetted in part by the Solicitor General’s misrepresentations in the amicus brief it filed in this case. The false “facts” stated in the opinion have since been relied upon repeatedly by other courts in their own constitutional decisions, thus infecting an entire field of law as well as policy making by legislative bodies. Recent decisions by the Pennsylvania and California supreme courts establish principles that would support major judicial reforms of sex offender registries, if they were applied to the facts. This paper appeared in Constitutional Commentary Fall, 2015. Google: Frightening and High Essay A study reviewing sex crimes as reported to police revealed that: a) 93% of child sexual abuse victims knew their abuser; b) 34.2% were family members; c) 58.7% were acquaintances; d) Only 7% of the perpetrators of child victims were strangers; e) 40% of sexual assaults take place in the victim’s own home; f) 20% take place in the home of a friend, neighbor or relative (Jill Levenson, PhD, Lynn University) There is a tremendous need to fund programs like "Stop It Now" that teaches about grooming behaviors and other things at age-appropriate levels in their Circles of Safety. Our question to the public is one of, when does redemption begin? We support the principles of Restorative/Transformative Justice; restore the victim, restore the offender AND restore the community. Lastly, our country is proud to be 'the incarceration nation' with 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's incarcerated.








Would have liked to attend, but already have tickets to World's Fare at Citi Field that day. Maybe next time don't schedule it opposite a larger nearby event.



People ought to stand outside the hotel with a sign saying 5 registered sex offenders live in this hotel. I bet that would be bad for business. We can all start by posting reviews on yelp too. And on places like TripAdvisor and Expedia. That will get the hotel to get rid of these men quickly.
























St. Mary’s Kids #GivingTuesday is Coming! This year, St. Mary’s Healthcare for Children will participate in #GivingTuesday—an international day of giving to kick off the annual holiday season. We invite you to help us launch the season of giving by celebrating #GivingTuesday, November 29th with us. We’re urging all our friends to participate in ways large and small to proudly show that they believe in St. Mary’s. When making a gift to your favorite non-profit this #GivingTuesday, please consider St. Mary’s Kids. This #GivingTuesday your big heart can help some amazing little patients. [bpfb_images] 56262_0-57045600-1479917032_gt_sm_image.jpg [/bpfb_images]
























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My husband and I just celebrated (and survived!) our 1st year of marriage. In early November we will celebrate our 1st year of making Bayside our home. There is so much to celebrate this year, like my husband’s recent transfer as an NYPD sergeant — from long nights on patrol in the South Bronx to a wonderful position as a Humanities Instructor at the NYPD Police Academy in College Point; like our darling new baby Willow, our second rescue cat; like our birthdays this past week (we are MUCH older than 21…but not yet 40), spent locally doing the simple things we love; like all of the blessings in our lives… I think we both deserve a nice, relaxing vacation, and neither of us have been to Cancun. It would be perfect! [bpfb_images] 34306_0-45749700-1445095207_rat9216-2.jpg [/bpfb_images]


Why I deserve a trip to Cancun! My husband and I got married in May of 2012 and honeymooned in Cancun. We had the best time! 3 years, 2 kids and many sleepless nights later we would LOVE to go back and relax by the pool with some pina coladas. Also, let\'s go Mets! [bpfb_images] 34133_0-93083600-1445022149_img_5264.jpg [/bpfb_images]


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