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1/13/2013 13:40:04Jerry Keen"We don't want these types of people staying in our state"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/23/AR2006062300899.html
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1/13/2013 13:41:29Jerry Keen"We knew there were going to be some people affected by this law, that it was going to create some inconvenience"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/23/AR2006062300899.html
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1/13/2013 13:43:32Jerry Keen"This is a one-time inconvenience. We believe it's worth that to make sure that this law works as it was designed. And I don't apologize for that."http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2007/06/tougher-law-for-sex-offenders-under.html
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1/13/2013 13:45:02Jerry Keen"We want those people running away from Georgia. Given the toughest laws here, we think a lot of people could move to another state. If it becomes too onerous and too inconvenient, they just may want to live somewhere else. And I don't care where, just as long as it is not in Georgia . Candidly, Senators, they will in many cases have to move to another state."http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2008/06/ga-ga-court-upholds-partial-banishment.html
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1/13/2013 13:46:03Jerry Keen"Legislators were not concerned if the law [HB1059] would turn sex offenders into nomads and force them out of Georgia ."http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2008/06/ga-ga-court-upholds-partial-banishment.html
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1/13/2013 13:47:30Jerry Keen"We want people running away from Georgia. Given the toughest laws here, we think a lot of people could move to another state. If it becomes too onerous and too inconvenient, they just may want to live somewhere else. And I don't care where, as long as it's not in Georgia."http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2007/12/ga-keen-opens-his-mouth-shifts-blame.html
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1/13/2013 13:48:49Jerry Keen"As long as I’m Majority Leader, I never want to see Georgia have the problems we’ve seen in places like Florida where sex offenders slip through the cracks and continue to molest children. We are drafting legislation that will be a zero tolerance policy for sex offenders. You may know that these are some of our most hardened criminals. They are sick and have a lifetime problem that usually is incurable. For that reason, we will require lifetime monitoring with ankle bracelets, strengthen sentencing and increase the penalties so they cannot get near schools or other places where children congregate. This legislation will probably make Georgia one of the toughest in the nation on sex offenders. No sex offender is ever going to want to live here. I’d be mighty happy to see that happen."http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2007/11/ga-quotes-from-hb-1059-sponsor-jerry.html
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1/13/2013 16:05:21Indiana Supreme CourtI asked Ms. Sweeney to point out where the Indiana Supreme Court used the term "public shaming" and what did she mean by "we prevent any person from completing his punishment." I also asked about roadblocks to getting off the list. Ms. Sweeney responded:
Here is the quote from Wallace:
But we agree with the Alaska Supreme Court that "the dissemination provision at least resembles the punishment of shaming . . . ." Doe, 189 P.3d at 1012; see also Smith, 538 U.S. at 115-16 (Ginsburg, J., dissenting) ("[The Alaska Act's] public notification regimen, which permits placement of the registrant's face on a webpage under the label 'Registered Sex Offender,' calls to mind shaming punishments once used to mark an offender as someone to be shunned."). We observe that the Act's requirements also resemble historical common forms of punishment in that its registration and reporting provisions are comparable to conditions of supervised probation or parole. 9 Aside from the historical punishment of shaming, the fact that the Act's reporting provisions are comparable to supervised probation or parole standing alone supports a conclusion that the second Mendoza-Martinez factor favors treating the effects of the Act as [*381] punitive when applied in [**24] this case. Wallace v State, 905 N.E.2d 371 380 (Ind. 2009).
http://indianalawblog.com/archives/2012/04/ind_law_part_ii_2.html
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1/13/2013 16:26:35Senator Dave MarsdenSen. Dave Marsden of Fairfax County said the bill goes too far by imposing a lifetime penalty on juvenile offenders.http://www.wric.com/story/16908995/va-senate-passes-sex-offender-punishment-bills
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1/13/2013 17:15:23Rep. Don PhillipsRep. Don Phillips, R-Kimberling City, said he worries that adults continue to be punished because of things they did as adolescents - particularly so-called “Romeo and Juliet” cases where one teen is engaged in a sexual relationship with another teen.http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/missouri-house-passes-sex-offender-bill/article_4353f458-789d-11e1-a594-001a4bcf6878.html
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1/13/2013 17:26:18Chief Justice Brent DicksonINDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a Hammond man removed from the state's sex offender registry after determining the law requiring him to register for life imposes an unconstitutional retroactive punishment.http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond/supreme-court-removes-hammond-man-from-sex-offender-list/article_ec1f641a-efb4-54f3-b07e-109050b7bf47.html
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1/18/2013 22:22:18Rep. Stephen Watt, R-Rock SpringsRep. Stephen Watt, R-Rock Springs, spoke against the bill. A former police officer, he has a problem with the state imposing continuing punishment on sex offenders after they've served their prison time.
"I wonder how long it will be before we address playgrounds, or any place kids hang out," Watt said. "Pretty soon these people won't be able to live anywhere at all."


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Bill-to-ban-on-sex-offenders-near-child-care-fails-4192715.php#ixzz2IO7hD2Yu
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Bill-to-ban-on-sex-offenders-near-child-care-fails-4192715.php
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1/24/2013 20:43:45James MerrittThe bill’s author, Sen. James Merritt, R-Indianapolis, said he was unconcerned with being fair to the criminals.

“For sex offenders and violent offenders there’s no fairness here. I believe those are heinous crimes and should be treated differently I don’t believe that fairness should be involved here,” said Merritt.
http://thestatehousefile.com/committee-passes-bill-to-cut-credit-time-for-some-offenders/9423/SINator Indiana SB 2601/22/2013
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5/5/2013 5:10:59Ray Allen, a former Texas legislator“We cast the net widely to make sure we got all the sex offenders ... it turns out that really only a small percentage of people convicted of sex offenses pose a true danger to the public.”
– Ray Allen, a former Texas legislator and former chairman of the Texas House Corrections Committee– who once helped push tougher sex offender registration bills into law – admitting that he and his colleagues went too far.
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/05/01/us-more-harm-goodexas legislatotx
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7/30/2013 20:54:38Senator Kim Ward (Warren county Pennsylvania)"If you mess with kids- we're going to mess with you".. Complete with a sneer.
Television interview. Saw on a Google search . Saved it but my laptop crashed so have not found it again.state senator warren PaPennsylvania?Sometime near passage of Senate bill Adam Walsh act in 2011
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7/30/2013 21:10:31Senator Kim Ward Warren PaIf you mess with kids- we will do what we dohttp://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/target-11-investigates-day-1-new-megans-law-regist/nTcD7/Pa state senatorco sponsor2012
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3/26/2014 19:20:58Kate BrowningDemocrat Kate Browning (Suffolk County NY), even joked about the (Community Protection Act) law's desired outcome for sex offenders: "And if they don't like it, then they know where they can go." Someone else answered, "Another county." http://wshu.org/post/ny-county-outsources-job-monitoring-sex-offendersLegislatorNYYes. Community Protection Act5/23/2013
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3/26/2014 23:17:41Senator Doug JacksonJackson says of sex offenders, "We want them to know they can't hide from their past." http://www.newschannel5.com/story/5928179/lawmaker-wants-to-end-secret-sex-offender-registryState senatorTennesseeYes, introduced legislation to close the loophole No date submitted
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3/26/2014 23:25:42Steve Hurst“I know I have people that say that this is inhumane,” he said. “The way I look at this is — what is inhumane is to molest a child, especially an infant. That’s inhumane.”http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/17/ala-lawmaker-proposes-castration-sexual-predators/RepresentativeAlabamaAn Alabama lawmaker has proposed a bill for the 2014 legislative session that require convicted sex offenders over the age of 21 whose victims were 12 or younger to be surgically castrated.10/17/2013
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8/4/2014 15:23:54The lawsuit filed today against the City of Hesperia is unique because it personally names City Council members who acted outside the scope of their authority by ignoring recent appellate court decisions which determined that similar ordinances were preempted by state law,” stated CA RSOL President and attorney Janice Bellucci. “In addition, one of the Council members threatened physical violence upon all registered citizens and issued a call to arms during the recent Council meeting.”
http://californiarsol.org/2014/07/registered-sex-offender-sues-city-of-hesperia-15thlawsuit-filed-in-4-months/council member?California7-2014
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