Of course the fact that public SORA registry is a punishment equivalent to pillory on the courthouse square what not occur to the COA. No one can be elected or advance by being fair to sex offenders. While there are true predators, many MI SORA are youthful offenders with youthful girlfriends.
I agree. I do removal petitions on a regular basis.
But some people who this is effecting have already been sentenced,by a judge, and now given "more time". Isn't that illegal? They did not commit a new crime,did not have a court hearing,but were given more time?
Like I said previously, the Courts in this state have deemed that Sex Offender Registration is not a "punishment". Because of that the Ex Post Facto clause, which would bar increasing punishment for a crime committed prior to the inception of the law, is not relevant to Sex Offender Registration.
I think you are correct, and I think the holdings of the Courts are faulty at best, but unfortunately that is the status of the law currently in the State of Michigan.
There must be a very thin line then between the two,and someone some how needs to cross it!
Atty Jones has it right, as the law stands. To take this up, someone "needs" to have $300,000. To change the law involves erasing the culture of vengeance that rules our nation.
Now to get every registered sex offender to pitch in 10.00 bucks?