Decades on the Registry for a Crime He Didn’t Commit May 25, 2023 | 10 comments Fascinating from The New Yorker (note article limit and paywall) Facebook Twitter reddit 10 Comments CherokeeJack on May 26, 2023 at 9:23 am When the people watching the “sex offenders” become one themselves. https://www.aol.com/news/former-california-corrections-officer-charged-004638808.html Reply Ben on May 25, 2023 at 9:27 pm I also didn’t commit the crime in 1991, and I’ve been on the registry since 1999. No case studies or articles about the innocent on the registry for some reason. Reply CherokeeJack on May 26, 2023 at 9:29 am @Ben I am not innocent but when I was sentenced in 1993 for a 1991 act, there was no mention of this new-fangled registry. I got no chance to bargain with that, go to trial, delay sentencing or anything. Even though “They” say it is not punishment, I am sure those who have been arrested once there was a registry got to at least plea bargain a bit on sentencing unlike those of us who were pre-registry. I sure as Hell would not have plead guilty with that looming over my life. At the very least, I would have tried to get a better deal and not just hand them everything they wanted. Reply Aracely on May 25, 2023 at 9:14 pm This is way too common. The real problem is that there is no accountability for corrupt police officers and prosecutors who create these fake crimes against innocent people. Reply THE PERCEPTION OF CREATIVITY CHANNEL on May 25, 2023 at 10:50 pm Well said. Reply Pres @ FAC on May 25, 2023 at 8:14 pm I had no problem reading the article. Paywall was not a problem. Reply THE PERCEPTION OF CREATIVITY CHANNEL on May 25, 2023 at 7:16 pm I think there needs to be a special court and legal system for all claims of wrongful CONVICTIONS just for sex crimes because I am certain there are more likely innocent people on the registry than any other crime even though sex crimes are the lowest rate of crimes committed. Can we create a blog of people on the registry for their claims of actual innocence and a way to submit evidence and explanation how they claim they are innocent. Seems that even innocence projects are biased and have emotions into it too and that courts need to stop convicted on states and he said see said or only on taking the stand. Creating a blog for people in the registry to have such a personal group evaluate innocence to create a class action law suit in a federal court to address the wrongfully convicted in each class will help write the wrongs and be able to close out more wrongful CONVICTIONS easier. 1 Reply Larry on May 25, 2023 at 7:15 pm What is sewer shame is the average person that’s not part of our life that we live is just so ashamed of being ostracized for sticking up and helping out and changing the way people think I have some really great attorneys that I know that have the knowledge to help me out, but they don’t want to because it could jeopardize their careers sticking up for a sex offender and I also have to respect that they have families and careers. I just wish I had more money and a lot of more legal knowledge. [Moderator’s note: There are many good attorneys representing people for sexual offenses, including those on FAC’s Attorney Referral page]. Reply Just Sayin on May 25, 2023 at 6:37 pm I’ve been on Florida’s registry for a decade as an innocent man with proof of perjurous testimony against me. But the innocent projects won’t take the case because it is a CP case and doesn’t involve DNA exhoneration. Reply Allan on May 25, 2023 at 7:27 pm I feel your pain, I’ve been on it since Dec. 1998 an it was never to be made public record by judgement. Now, I’m coming out as the poster child. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Comment Policy PLEASE READ: Comments not adhering to this policy will be removed. Be patient. All comments are moderated before they are published. This takes time. Stay on topic. Comments and links should be relevant to this post. *NEW* CLICK HERE if you have an off-topic comment or link. Be respectful. Do not attack, abuse, or threaten. This includes cussing/yelling (ALL CAPS). Cite. If requested, cite any bold or novel claims of fact or statistics, or your comment may be moderated. *NEW* Be brief. If you have a comment of over 2,000 characters, please e-mail it to us for consideration as a member submission. Reminder: Opinions and statements in comments are neither endorsed nor verified by FAC. Moderation does not equal censorship. See this post for more information. Your email address will not be published. Note: Markdown can be used for formatted text. Comment * See the Comment Policy above before posting Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. If you are a human, do not fill in this field.