Letter to the Editor

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2019/12/19/opinion/governor-bakers-bill-renews-focus-dealing-with-sex-offenders/ LETTERS Governor Baker’s bill renews focus on dealing with sex offenders Updated December 19, 2019, 12:01 a.m. Push for Draconian policy is based on false assumptions We regret the stance the Globe has taken in support of Governor Baker’s bill seeking mandatory life sentences for those convicted of certain serious sexual offenses and radical changes to our civil commitment...
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Halloween and Stranger Danger

http://bostonreview.net/law-justice/christine-hume-halloween-and-stranger-danger October 31, 2019By Christine HumeBoston Review Do you believe in the boogeyman? This is the pivotal question of the Halloween movie franchise. The tension around naming the movies’ antagonist foregrounds the problem of seeing him: “it” or “him,” “thing” or “human,” “The Shape” or “Michael Myers”? Even if you have never seen the original 1978 movie, you know the plot. On Halloween 1963, six-year-o...
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Sex offender registries poor safety policy

By Kristina Knittel Posted Oct 27, 2019 at 12:01 AM    As an advocate for survivors of abuse and as someone who has personally been impacted by sexual violence, I care deeply about true accountability for offenders, prevention of new harm and the safety and healing of our communities. Because of those priorities and values, I was alarmed at The Register Guard’s editorial that advocated for a public safety policy that is disconnected from what we know works, does not keep our com...
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Sex offenders form PAC to try and gain political voice

Contend they aren't getting adequate treatment in secure facilities By Rick Karlin Updated 10:17 am EDT, Monday, October 14, 2019 Marcy Voting blocs, where people support candidates on specific issues, have long played an outsized role in New York politics – from labor unions that focus on workplace rules, to environmentalists who place clean air and water at the top of the list. But now an unusual bloc is emerging from an unexpected place: the locked sex offende...
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Halloween and sexual abuse prevention: The mythical “Halloween effect”

https://blog.atsa.com/2019/10/halloween-and-sexual-abuse-prevention.html?m=1 Friday, October 4, 2019 A statement from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.As October arrives and families begin preparing for Halloween, it is always a priority to ensure children’s safety during this holiday. It is important to learn the facts and know the risks to your child during this festive time. A heightened risk of being sexually abused is NOT one of the dangers children face at Hallowe...
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