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NJ Posts Sex Offender Addresses Online
1010wins.com ^ | 9/26/03 | 1010wins

Posted on 09/26/2003 9:42:48 PM PDT by Calpernia

New Jersey is now posting the home addresses of convicted sex offenders on the state's Internet registry, state Attorney General Peter C. Harvey announced Friday.

Last month, a federal appeals court threw out an attempt by the state Public Defender's Office to shut down the Internet registry and allowed the addresses to be placed on the Web site.

On Friday, state police started posting the addresses of the offenders deemed by the courts to be the most dangerous and likely to repeat as predators. Of the 9,352 registered sex offenders statewide, 4,006 classified in those categories will have their addresses listed.

The state's effort to post the addresses was first blocked by a federal court ruling in December, which said an offender's right to privacy outweighed any state need to make the offender's personal information widely available.

Since that ruling, the state has posted only offenders' names, the county they live in and details of their crimes on its online Megan's Law registry, named for a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was murdered in 1994.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: meganslaw; nj; sexoffenders
>>>>offender's right to privacy outweighed any state need to make the offender's personal information widely available.

Yet, our police, firemen, and other 'protectors' have no rights to privacy. I can access their personal info easily.

1 posted on 09/26/2003 9:42:49 PM PDT by Calpernia
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To: Calpernia
Prisoners and ex-cons have a lot of rights. Look at that guy who is getting a lung transplant for free compliments of the taxpayers. He lives while law-abiding citizens die.

Cop Killer Tom Trantino had conjugal visits and is now walking the streets a free man and nobody knows where he lives. He's not a sex criminal, he's a cop killer.
2 posted on 09/26/2003 9:47:01 PM PDT by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Coleus
I told you about that 'thing' in Rahway Prison that gets a police van once a month for hormone shots and treatments. State funds buys him bras behind bars too.
3 posted on 09/26/2003 9:49:11 PM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
Oh, that's right, I forgot about "it". What a crazy PC world in which we live.
4 posted on 09/26/2003 9:50:14 PM PDT by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Calpernia
I've got friends on both sides of the bars. In Ohio, the prisoners DO NOT get any special medical treatment. (lately Ohio has made national news about the treatment of inmates) I'm not an activist for prisoners rights, but damn, when they give pepto bismol for a heart attack, one has to wonder...

There has to be a line between right and wrong.
5 posted on 09/26/2003 10:14:43 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
Here in NJ. Life is better for too many of the criminals in prison. WAAAAYYYY too much better. Our politicians seem to love our prisoners. Even are trying to let them vote again.

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/850417/posts
6 posted on 09/26/2003 10:23:55 PM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
Tennessee has been posting sex offenders names and addresses for quite a while.
7 posted on 09/26/2003 10:33:31 PM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: HangThemHigh
Arkansas, too. In fact, they name libraries after them.
8 posted on 09/26/2003 10:37:01 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Calpernia
I wonder...just wonder, how many prisoners would vote Republcan???? It would be an intersting pole...

I imagine 0%

P.S. it sure is nice to hear from you...I'm glad you're ok from the stom.
9 posted on 09/26/2003 10:37:05 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
Thanks flutters. Glad we didn't get more than a mess here.

Glad you had a nice vacation too. Sounded lovely.
10 posted on 09/26/2003 10:47:51 PM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
I wonder how long it's going to be before some abuse victim decides to look these guys up and go on a serial killing spree.
11 posted on 09/26/2003 10:54:08 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Right Wing Crazy #5338526)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
ROFL!!! Thanks for that laugh!

Some Missouri counties do this, but it is not a statewide coordinated effort. I wish it was.
12 posted on 09/26/2003 10:56:34 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Helen Thomas, Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Calpernia
EXCELLENT to see this, thanks!
13 posted on 09/26/2003 11:15:10 PM PDT by Tamzee ("Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism."......Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
Love the tag line!
14 posted on 09/27/2003 4:37:00 AM PDT by NYpeanut (gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him, "Why did you lie to me?")
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To: Calpernia
Great news......i can't get the website to load at the moment, will keep trying..

Jan

South Jersey
15 posted on 09/27/2003 5:11:03 AM PDT by ZAKJAN
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
LOL!!
16 posted on 09/27/2003 8:12:46 AM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: Calpernia
They should put most of the ex-con's names on the internet, not just sex offenders. There is a high recidivism rate among criminals, would someone want a convicted drug dealer, murderer, rapist, burglar, etc. living next door to them? Let's face it, statistics show that criminals usually commit the same crimes again.

And I'm still not sure if they (ex-cons) are allowed to vote in NJ? I know a convicted felon can't vote but what about an ex-con felon? or someone who pleaded guilty to a crime and is on probation?
17 posted on 09/27/2003 12:08:41 PM PDT by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: flutters
Vote republican?

I dare say, not one of them. But the Dems have 9,000 names they can rely on to be in their corner.

18 posted on 09/28/2003 12:23:55 PM PDT by ejo
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To: Calpernia
You guys are all such good, wholesome people right? I'm a convicted felon in NJ, did my time, cleaned myself up and moved on. Not the majority of con's do that, but I did. At this point, I'm just as much as a good, wholesome person as you.
But I can't vote, not just in NJ, but ANYWHERE in the US. You think prisoners in NJ are treated so well? How many of you have ever stepped foot in a jail or a prison? I looked like death when I was released because I couldn't get enough food in a day. Medical? Forget the Transsexual.....what about the normal guy who has a spinal problem, like me, and gets ONE TYLENOL per day?
I paid my debt to society, and I don't know where anyone gets the idea that cons or felons have lots of rights.
Publish MY NAME for the public to see where I live, where I work, where I support my family, and decided to settle down and move on with my life? No Sir, No M'am, no thank you. What I did in my past haunts me every day of my life. I don't need to share that with the public.
BTW.....I am NOT a sex offender. I'm only responding to this because some poster said that ALL convicts should have their addresses released.
19 posted on 10/16/2003 10:27:24 AM PDT by joedom111
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To: Calpernia
Are there any nymphomaniacs among them?

(Hey, can't a fellow axe?!)

20 posted on 10/16/2003 10:30:35 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Far out, man!)
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To: joedom111
I meant names published....not address.
21 posted on 10/16/2003 10:47:53 AM PDT by joedom111
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To: joedom111
>>>You guys are all such good, wholesome people right?

I am.

>>>But I can't vote, not just in NJ, but ANYWHERE in the US.

I support that.

>>>How many of you have ever stepped foot in a jail or a prison?

I toured Alcatraz.

>>>I looked like death when I was released because I couldn't get enough food in a day. Medical? Forget the Transsexual.....what about the normal guy who has a spinal problem, like me, and gets ONE TYLENOL per day?

Prison is not a country club. It is punishment. Our prisons in the USA our like country clubs compared to other countries. Some people in the USA don't live as well as they do in prison.

>>>What I did in my past haunts me every day of my life. I don't need to share that with the public. No Sir, No M'am, no thank you. What I did in my past haunts me every day of my life. I don't need to share that with the public.

If you aren't a repeat offender....then you have no issue. I am glad to see the system works.

AND since you have had interactions with Sex Offenders during your time AND you said you had a family; I hope you support our fears.
22 posted on 10/16/2003 11:01:07 AM PDT by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: joedom111
Yes, there is a very high recidivism rate among criminals, they come out of jail and are out committing the same crimes again. Jail has a revolving door for them. Thanks to lax laws made by the Democrats we even have a cop killer walking the streets because of these pabulum puking liberals.

I would love to know if my neighbor is gun runner, burglar, armed robber, cat burglar, purse snatcher, drug dealer or addict. Yep, I'm in favor putting the information on the net.

And why not, the arrest, court documents, conviction papers are all public information anyway.

If ex-cons are such angels and model citizens we wouldn't need parole officers, would we?
23 posted on 10/16/2003 11:17:31 AM PDT by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Coleus
You're right Coleus, I have no issue. It's an argument I will never get you to see from the other side.
I'll leave it at that.
24 posted on 10/16/2003 11:40:40 AM PDT by joedom111
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To: joedom111
I mean, Calpernia...
25 posted on 10/16/2003 11:41:59 AM PDT by joedom111
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To: Calpernia

Do you know the website address?


26 posted on 05/26/2004 9:01:58 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Here you go:

http://www.njsp.org/info/reg_sexoffend.html


27 posted on 05/26/2004 9:05:12 PM PDT by Calpernia (http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm)
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