Issues with the Sex Offender Registry in Tennessee Nov 19, 2023 | 9 comments News Channel 5’s Levi Ismail interviews constitutional rights attorney Kyle Mothershead on OpenLine to advocate for people who struggle with still being registered as a sex offender – even years after conviction. The interview can be viewed here. Facebook Twitter reddit 9 Comments Riff Raff on November 21, 2023 at 4:13 pm https://foxsanantonio.com/newsletter-daily/heres-how-certain-texas-sex-offenders-are-getting-their-information-taken-off-the-registry Reply Tereto on November 21, 2023 at 3:39 pm Residency restrictions are the biggest oxymoron. One can’t live within a certain distance of child populated areas, but can live within an area full of children. Many within just feet away. Can go shopping, where children are at, etc. Internet everything, don’t get me started on this one, because it’s monitored for such activity whether you are on or not on the registry, but can hardly be monitored for everything and everyone. Phones suffer from virtually the same thing. I can understand not being able to work around children exclusively, but if your crime didn’t involve children, than why the need to restrict them? Same thing for any of the restrictions, if it didn’t involve a child, why restrict them from children related areas? There’s just too many blanket restrictions, and not enough reasons for them without justification for certain people. Too much 1 rotten apple, spoil it for the bunch mentality. Reply Facts should matter on November 22, 2023 at 10:06 am Politicians simply do NOT understand how the real world works, so all they do is create chaos by offering ineffectual, misguided solutions that distort reality for votes. They know the registry does not work, but they enjoy the votes from the false sense of hope the registry gives their easily duped constituents. American society is consumed with hate, justice and vengeance. Don’t believe me? Just look up the Wikipedia page for Jeffrey Epstein. It starts with “Jeffrey Edward Epstein was an American sex offender and financier.” So when you die in America, you are remembered as an American sex offender FIRST, and number second and third-class corpse last. Reply Jeremy on November 20, 2023 at 5:19 pm Joseph represents the majority of the public. IGNORANT! I’m glad they put him in his place immediately. I just wish they would have done it a little more aggressively. Reply Dram on November 20, 2023 at 2:13 am Needs to be clear, out of state registrants treated the same? Reply dram on November 19, 2023 at 11:37 am Two things come to mind that seem to converge. The first, with the first phone call of the good old boy promoting castration as the preferred method of response, and the last of the articles emphasis on the money’s the government spends in attorney fees in losing cases. It seems the more second part is voiced, the more the first part would be promoted. Reply DavidM on November 19, 2023 at 10:44 am It’s good to see it being discussed but a long way to go. Kyle was brave to be willing to go public with his concerns but he needed more examples of offenses that are considered sex crimes that people are put on the registry for. Like nudity, one in Missouri for a dad that spanked his kids and when going through a divorce the mother filed charges against him for it. Internet stings , kids passing on nude or partially nude pictures. And much more. The public has no idea the things that put one on the registry, as the callers showed a complete ignorance of the registry. As shown at the end law makers are scared to death to fix it. They would rather keep throwing money at it and look the other way. Until the public gets educated law makers and judges will just keep turning their heads. Fearful of their jobs. Nobody cares about unconstitutional. For most anarchy looks better. [moderated] Reply CherokeeJack on November 19, 2023 at 1:02 pm David Our best allies are families and friends who have loved ones on the registry. If we could go before the courts with stories from our families of the HELL they go through with us, why should they suffer. I once brought this up with law enforcement stating my family didn’t do anything wrong so why should they be attacked mentally, physically, and emotionally. Their answer was, I brought this on my family, not the police. Maybe so but the safety of my family is the most important thing other than my faith. Reply CherokeeJack on November 19, 2023 at 8:50 am The good and the bad. The bad we are on registries well after our sentences. The good, eventually so many will be on registries that they will have to do something. The bad, that could take decades. And some say maybe these actors or famous people will join our cause like Bill Cosby, but they have their own issues and are just trying to stay out of the limelight, not bring more coverage on their families. There are some wins in some states, but all these issues could take decades to fight, many of us are in our final years either due to age, illness or both. Was hoping not to die while on the registry but looking more likely each time I register, and they have us sign we agree to the new and updated requirements. 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. 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