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ok. lets look at all the facts now. fact 1 - every person stuck on the registry is prevented from making a viable living. lets say the median income is $40,000. I speak from experience. A sex offender can no longer support himself if his name is on the registry. The people who work for the registry boards wont voluntarily release anyone from the registry or even downgrade them. the supreme court has ruled that the registry is merely remedial just a process of getting a persons home address, work address, phone number, license plate info. and whether or not a person attends a university. If someone can explain to me why being homeless and unemployed is remedial im all ears. How many sex offenders have successfully been able to go back to school and further their careers? Another interesting fact to find out. I am guessing that out of the 747,000 people declared on "Hell's List." There are very few people practicing in the fields they went to school for. I am also going to venture that out of the total number there are less than 1-2% enrolled in some form of vocational/educational program. There are no statistics currently being kept for this but I am also curious how many on Hell's List have been arrested for new charges that would not have been promulgated if these people weren't identified as sex offenders. I was arrested for OUI back in 2008 and I dont even consume alcohol or use drugs. It's rumored that the meticulous requirements of being on the registry has enabled 30% of all former sex offenders to be re-arrested again on new charges, ie. failure to register, failure to do somthing which they wouldnt have to do if they werent on hells list. I know noone has any information on this but how many sex offenders have been murdered either in prison or at home by vigilantes since being classified as sub-human. We dont know. we also dont know how many sex offenders have starved to death or been forced to die an early death since being placed on this list. We do know their lives have been irrepably harmed. either forced to move, lost their jobs, lost their license to practice in their field, banned from schools, banned from ymcas. basically kicked out of the communities they spent their entire lives in prior to being placed on hells list. the sex offender registry is remedial. causing people to lose about a million dollars over their entire lives is remedial. never being able to live with your children is remedial. never being allowed to participate in your children's lives is remedial. being kicked out of nursing homes that are all old people is remedial. not being able to live in public housing because you cant get a job to save your life is remedial. having your neighbors vandalise your personal property is remedial. having the local news station broadcast that a level 3 sex offender is moving into your home town is remedial. being told u cant attend church with your family or go to the park with your family because they have bans placed on level 2 and 3 sex offenders at those designated areas is remedial. i think the dropping of the atomic bomb on hiroshima and nagasaki was ruled remedial. if you can tell me with a straight face that a lawyer with $50,000 cant prove now that the sex offender registry is punishment for all the reasons already supplied, I will shake my head in disbelief. We have 747,000 people tied to one cause. if you include their families and closest friends I am going to estimate that we have about 3 million people tied to this problem. Are you going to tell me with a straight face that it is impossble for 3 million people to join together in one cause to raise $50,000 for one law suit I dont care what state its filed in i have to again shake my head in disbelief. The politicians wont help us I contacted all of them personally and no one came to my rescue. There is one other thing I didnt mention here and that is the punitive effects on sex offenders in having a lifetime CORI. You cannot have your criminal records sealed as long as you are on the registry, please tell me with a serious face this is remedial and not punitive. We are all better and safe knowing that 747,000 people cannot successfully have the privilege of working where they choose and this is remedial and actually protects kids. If your organizaion cannot figure out a way working together with the ACLU, RSOL, SOSEN and any other advocacy organizations to find one lawyer and find one victim (a person whose infomation is on CORI and the registry),and any legal aid organizations, hunan rights organization or human rights watch and file one law suit with a real victim that is actually being twiced punished for his crime by laws passed by the legislative office not the judicial without due process and without violating separation of powers. I think you are giving up to easily. As the commercial on tv says you have the law on your side. we do. we just need to show that our rights have been violated by the powers of the legislature and not the judicial offices with these new laws passed after 1994.