Sunday, August 03, 2008

SORNA and the Constitution

Here, at SexCrimes blog by Prof. Corey Young, are an article draft and the first Circuit (8th) decision interpreting the new sex offender federal registration act (SORNA). Prof. Young notes serious commerce clause constitutionality questions with the law and the recent ruling as well.

And here, (at CJLF's Crime and Consequences) we find the following excerpt, describing an examplary incident that demonstrates precisely why the registration laws are nothing more than a feel good, politically correct, ineffective, (and unconstitutional if not un-American) pieces of paper containing worthless ink.
Convicted Sex Offender Strikes Again, Victim Only 16: Angel A. Perez Jr., a 32-year-old convicted sex offender, failed to register his new address with police. He also had several outstanding warrants for larceny, which would have qualified him for diversion programs for "nonviolent" offenders. Now, he's charged with raping a 16-year-old girl in a park near her home, an ordeal that lasted for around an hour, according to Brian Fraga's story for the Standard-Times. Repeat offenders are just that, and the only way to protect society from them is for them to be incarcerated for increasingly longer periods of time.

1 comment:

MSLGW said...

Who commits most sex crimes? Well, 95% of all new sex crimes are committed by those NOT on the registry. Family members and those known to the family commit 98% of all sex crimes. So much for stranger danger.
2nd question. Who is MORE LIKELY to committ a sex crime upon release from prison? Sex Offenders or NON-sex offenders?

For the answer, go here. and see the article, "Revisiting Department of Justice Recidivism Statistics and More Shocking Truths."