Sunday, February 3, 2013

Judge Jeanine says "Banning weapons to prevent crime doesn't work!" What a hypocrite!


Gun Control Rant #1:

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Gun Control Rant #2:

But she thinks banning ex-sex offenders from social media, celebrating Halloween, etc, does? Yep, it's okay to trample other people's rights, just not mine! Spoken like a true hypocrite Jeanine! She deals out justice for some but injustice for others?



Jayesslee - What Faith Can Do (Video)



Lyrics:
Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes
And make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache
You think it's more than you can take
But you're stronger
Stronger than you know

Don't you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

It doesn't matter what you've heard
Impossible is not a word
It's just a reason
For someone not to try

Everybody's scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It'll be alright

Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That's what faith can do)
When the world says you can't
It'll tell you that you can

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do
That's what faith can do

Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise



MI - Defenders, critics debate effectiveness of sex offender registry

Original Article

02/02/2013

By Liz Shepard

Michigan residents have access to the names, addresses and offenses of convicted sex offenders at their fingertips.

You can search within a mile of your house for them. You can search an entire ZIP code. Smart phone apps will show you a map of sex offenders, your location marked with a green dot, surrounded by menacing looking red dots marking the addresses on the registry.

Michigan required sex offenders to register in the state in 1994 to meet a federal mandate. Legislation sponsored by Michael Bouchard, now Oakland County’s sheriff, made the registry public in 1996.

I wrote the law because of the high recidivism rate of sex offenders,” Bouchard said in an email. “The average pedophile has over 100 victims in their so-called career. For those reasons alone, the public should have easy access to what is already public record."
- And that is the problem, people continue to ignore the fact that study after study shows that ex-sex offenders have a very low recidivism rate, but politicians continue to ignore those facts because they don't help their career.  The registry does nothing to "prevent" crime or "protect" anybody, it's a false sense of security. Even the Department of Justice says recidivism is low.

Their crimes, their release and their location,” Bouchard wrote. “This allows women and families to better protect themselves by being informed. Maybe it's taking a different route to school or jogging or skipping a house or block on Halloween. To those that say, ‘When can the sex offender move on with their life?’ I say the day their victims can forget.”
- This is why police or other uninformed people should not be making laws, especially police, who are biased in the first place and think most people who are in jail or have been accused of a crime, are criminals who will continue to repeat their "crimes!"  They think everyone is a criminal!  Maybe we should have a POLICE BRUTALITY registry so all these egomaniacs can have their own personal online registry?  Then see how much they like it when their names, addresses, photos are put online.

There are 519 sex offenders registered in St. Clair County and 138 in Sanilac County.

While many say the registry is a useful tool, others argue it might not be the right approach.

JJ Prescott, a law professor at the University of Michigan, researched the topic of private versus public directories for a paper published in 2011.

Prescott said he found public registries are a deterrent to potential first-time offenders — but once an offender is on the list, it does little or nothing to keep him or her from committing new crimes.

They can’t find jobs, can’t build families, can’t live near friends and family, they are pariahs,” Prescott said. “What is the threat? What do you threaten someone with who is in prison on their own dime?

Francie Giordano, founder of Michigan Citizens for Justice, said her son was on the registry for just a few months and it was like living a nightmare.