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MISSION OF THE MEDIA COMMITTEE
The mission of our Media Committee is to educate the media and public about the facts surrounding sex offense issues. The Media Committee is working to reform the laws governing people required to register as sex offenders in Florida so that legislation is in accordance with empirical evidence and practices that truly protect our children and the public.
MEDIA COMMITTEE DUTIES
Members on the Media Committee strive to reach this goal by working on one or more of the following:
- Monitor media outlets.
- Comment on news articles either by commending the journalist on their article, correcting misinformation stated in the article through the use of research-based facts, or building on the theme of the article to include comments about the punitiveness of the registry.
- Write “Letters to the Editor”.
- Write Op-Eds.
- Write News Releases.
- Post appropriate articles at the FAC website.
- Establish relationships with journalists.
Can you help the FAC Media Committee?
If you would like to be a volunteer on the Media Committee, please contact us at [email protected] or 833-273-7325.
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This summary is intended to assist our activist groups to become familiar with current literature in our efforts to inform policy and assist in the creation of smarter legislation.
The following is an excerpt of a letter to the editor that was published in the Missourian and written by Vicky Henry, President of Women Against Registry (W.A.R.): "The punitiveness of our sex offender laws, registry and restrictions are totally unsupported by any...
Williams had no place else he could legally stay, so probation officials placed a tracker on Williams’ leg and told him to remain in the woods.
The idea should be to catch predators who are trying to entice and target minors. But that is difficult, so most sex sting task forces take the easy route: They create their own offenders and bust them instead.
In 2011 a federal appeals court called into question the justice of current federal sentences for child pornography possession. Current sentencing rules routinely result in prison terms that meet or exceed the 20-year statutory maximum for the charges, regardless of whether the person has done anything more than just look at the wrong photo online. The appeals court viewed such punishment as “outrageously high.”
Peter Yarrow, one of the lead singers of the iconic band Peter, Paul and Mary, is scheduled to be honored next month by his alma mater, LaGuardia High School, for his contributions to “Peace, Love and the Power of Song”. The singer, who wrote such classics as “Puff...
LAKE MONROE, FLORIDA – April 17, 2014 Yesterday, national newspapers featured the story of Todd Hoffner, the Minnesota State University Coach who, in 2012, was fired and charged for the alleged; “use of a minor to engage in a sexual performance … and possession of a...
Apparently, in America justice is not blind. It’s not what you did that determines whether you should serve a lifetime of punishment, stigma and shame on the sex offender registry, it’s who you know.