Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Signs in Yards & Chemical Castration: Bad Legislation to oppose during the 2018 Alabama legislative season

The following bills MUST BE opposed during this legislative season.

SB195
By Senators Ward and Shelnutt
RFD Judiciary
Rd 1 18-JAN-18

Under existing law, community notification of sex offenders requires a flyer be mailed or hand delivered to required residences. The existing law also provides any other method reasonably expected to provide notification may be utilized. This bill would further authorize local law enforcement to post public notices on the property where adult sex offenders who are subject to community notification reside.

Reason this is bad: This means the state will allow local sheriffs to place signs in the yards of registered citizens. This would further ostracize registered citizens and make them targets of vigilantes.

HB116
By Representative Hurst
RFD Judiciary
Rd 1 09-JAN-18

Under existing law, there is no provision for the castration of certain convicted sex offenders. This bill would provide that any person over the age of 21 years who is convicted of certain sex offenses against a child 12 years of age or younger be chemically castrated before his or her release from the custody of the Department of Corrections. This bill would require that the cost of the procedure be paid by the adult criminal sex offender.

Reason this is bad: Castration. This time, Hurst removed the surgical part in hopes that this time, it will pass. That means some folks might take this bill seriously.

5 comments:

  1. So....does this also mean that anyone who is convicted of theft should have their hands chopped off?
    What about money laundering? Or spousal abuse? Or drug dealers? Oh...oh right....this is the United States of America. All we're concerned with is S E X.

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  2. All these sorry scumbags ever do is look for ways to keep punishing sex offenders. I'm sick of it. These scum want the death penalty, but since they can't get it, they take the passive-aggressive route and make life so dangerous that they end up getting killed by idiot vigilantes. That these laws serve public safety is the dangdest bald-faced lie of all. This is all about unending retribution and nothing less.

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  3. Be careful when you talk about castration because most sex crimes are committed by a person the victim knows. Do you really want your husband, father, son, grandson, youth minister or coach castrated?

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  4. Do you have any idea how many are young people are being chaged with a sex crime when there is no actual contact? Or real person ,it is Internet police stings ,contacting persons on dating Web sites and playing confusing miND games in order to obtain money from homeland security. This needs to be stopped also. If they are caught physically with a real person then so be it. Our Laws in Alabama are absurd, and reform policies are non existant. Our Alabama law makers need to take a long walk in reality instead of wasting tax dollars on non victim offenses

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  5. Alabama has a long history of absurd laws and lawmakers failing to understand the real issues. The registry of sex offenders has NOT protected one victim (nor future victim... as many new sex crimes are perpetrated by an unregistered citizen who then get caught eventually)
    The recidivism rate for a sex offender committing a new sex crime is 0.6 percent, according to the California Dept. Of Corrections.(2016)
    So if no NEW sex crimes are typically committed by current S.O.'s, what purpose does castration accomplish but excite the crowds head at each hanging??
    Perhaps it is time for class action-multiple lawsuits agaist Alabama for violating the 5th, 8th, and 14th Amendments of each registered citizen, and vote out of office these ignorant politicians who waste tax $$$

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