Category Archives: Civil Liberties

The Court of Appeals rules on SORA

 

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Brooklyn DA prosecutes purse snatching as a hate crime

A recent press release from the Brooklyn DA’s Office announced that they’re charging a man with hate crimes for purse snatching and lifting a wallet from a handbag left in a shopping cart in T.J. Maxx Department Store. “We will work … Continue reading

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Squawk is sent to PC training — again.

Once again, as part of the new “compassionate, client-centered”  ideology, the Great Dictator decreed that we attend another compulsory thought-reform program. This time it was about sex. We learned that according to correct thinking, it’s only mindless conformists who allow … Continue reading

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Homeland Security announces contest for best sex offender passport design

Last February Congress passed the “International Megan’s Law,” requiring registered sex offenders to have a conspicuous mark on their passports identifying them as such. A federal court summarily dismissed a lawsuit challenging the law, saying that, since the government has … Continue reading

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SORA: The human cost of junk science

  Of the nearly 40,000 persons on New York’s sex offender registry, 9,679 are displayed on its public website as Level 3, a warning that he or she presents the maximum risk of committing a sex crime of maximum seriousness. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Proposed Additions to the NY Penal Code

From NYC-area due process enthusiast, Anna Pervukhin: Proposed Additions to the New York Penal Code  42.50 Homelessness A person is guilty of homelessness when he appears to be homeless AND either (a) emits sounds (including, but not limited to, speaking) or, … Continue reading

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Happy 20th Birthday, SORA, may you die soon.

Friends, New Yorkers, Countrypersons! Lend us your ears! We come not to praise SORA but to bury it. For the courts say its purpose is not to punish, but to protect public safety. And courts are honorable persons, otherwise they … Continue reading

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