Dennis Sobin on Free Guide: How to Legally Avoid Being Placed on the Sex Offender Registry
Hello. My name is Dennis Sobin, author, former college professor and civil liberties activist. Many of the rights and freedoms you enjoy today are the result of cases I have won with the help of the ACLU. I'm here today to recommend a new guide, a free new guide:
How to Legally Avoid Being Placed on the Sex Offender Registry
by the Research and Legal Staff of Safe Streets Arts Foundation
Here's what the guide contains, which you can print by visiting the website PrisonsFoundation.org. This valuable and guanteed free guide begins as follows.
The Sex Offender Registry in the United States, on the Internet and open to public view, is a relatively new phenomenon. Politicians love it because it feeds upon the fear of their constituents of crime in general and sex crimes in particular--perhaps a by-product of the Puritan heritage in America. Civil liberties groups hate it because they insist that punishing people after they have served their time in prison is double punishment.
Regardless, the Sex Offender Registry is the law in all states, although the criteria for being placed on the registry and the consequences of being on it varies widely from state to state.
What few people are aware of is that the Sex Offender Registry is not and cannot be enforceable in a free country such as the United States. It is therefore purely voluntary, based on criteria that citizens can control, and change. Those who think otherwise and make the mistake of placing their names on the Sex Offender Registry because they cannot see an alternative are making a big mistake. But the good news is that they can remove themselves from the registry easily, quickly and legally. Read on and we'll show you how. First, a little background.
Generally speaking, the greatest resistance and criticism of the Sex Offender Registry has come from people who find themselves on it, and also by their friends and family who resent the resulting ostracism and discrimination. The Sex Offender Registry has even been compared to Germany's Registry of Jews in the 1930s and the Registry for military service in America.
A lot of Jews did not register and hid their identity, many going into hiding. But that was illegal and if discovered subjected them to the worst punishments imaginable. As an alternative, several Jews left Germany for countries without a registry. But that could prove very difficult emotionally and financially.
The Registry for military service in America has also been resisted by many people. Those individuals followed in the footsteps of the fleeing Jews in Germany and moved to countries without a registry, most notably Canada. .
In Germany the registry of the Jews ended with the demise of the fear-mongering Nazi party. The registry for the military in America ended for all practical purposes with the conclusion of the Vietnam War. While young men are still technically required to register, many do not. Those who do register often comply to become eligible for government jobs and loans, not for fear of punishment. The Selective Service registration form states that failure to register is a felony punishable by up to five years imprisonment or a $250,000 fine. But according to Wikipedia, "In practice, no one has been prosecuted for failure to comply with draft registration since 1986, in part because prosecutions of draft resisters proved counter-productive for the government, and in part because of the difficulty of proving that noncompliance with the law was 'knowing and willful'. Many people do not register at all, register late, or change addresses without notifying the Selective Service System." It's therefore possible to evade registries, whether you were a Jew in Germany or a young man in the United States. But it's also illegal.
When we began our research for this guide, we thought that men and women subject to the Sex Offender Registry should follow these examples: either moving to a place that does not have a public Sex Offender Registry (such as Canada) or by going into hiding or even changing their identity (with the help of easy-to-follow instruction books like New Name, New Identity available and well-reviewed on Amazon.com). But there's a much easier and fully legal way not to be included on the Registry.(Continued....)
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