Category: Social Justice

Socially import current events supporting of WAR’s mission.

There is no Justice in our Legal system.

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In this op-ed post on the W.A.R. National Blog website,”The Scarlet Letter”, citizen-author Lara expresses great insight into the nature of the trend in criminal justice. Often know politically as “Tough On Crime” paradigm, read her thoughts on our adversarial…

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Sex Offenders: Stop Believing the Lies No matter what your religious beliefs, world-view, or personal philosophies, this country is not being fair to ex-offenders of any cloth.

Restore Your Vote

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According to this The Nevada Independent article, many ex-offenders can have their right to vote restored. Although not as severe as states including Florida, Nevada’s laws restricting ex-felons’ rights to vote are among the harsher rules in the country. As…

What to say to the police

Don’t talk to the police. Why not? From this talk by Regent University School of Law Professor James Duane There is no way it will help. No benefit. Things will be taken out of context.

Case – Church v Missouri

The Right to Meaningful Representation verses State Sovereign Immunity This case before and the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit can be read by clicking the link below. I would love to hear from…

Connections

Sex Offender Law Reform A powerful personal story about the loss from rape and coming out from this loss and turning it into a passion for restorative justice. Dr. Alissa Ackerman gives a personal account of her journey from rape…

ACLU Michigan Lawsuit

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ACLU suit seeks changes to Michigan sex offender registry By George Hunter, The Detroit NewsPublished 12:01 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 | Updated 10:33 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 William Hetherington says he’s still being punished after paying his debt for…

‘Untouchable’ Documentary

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Makes the Case for More Lenient Sex Offender Laws in America According to Untouchable, there’s a reason most Americans think sex offenders, and pedophiles in particular, are incurable, and thus destined to relapse: 2002’s McKune v. Lile, in which Supreme Court Justice Anthony…

Utah Poised to Change Punishment

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Utah may be poised to dial back punishment for some crimes According to CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Commission has given its approval for changing sentencing for child pornography and a clean slate for lower level…

UNTOUCHABLE

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the award-winning documentary that takes an unflinching look at sex offenders, the laws used to punish them, and the people behind the making of those laws, will be available for personal streaming January 15th, on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Look for it also…

Challenging Views on Sex Offender Laws

Master Thesis by Fresno State student Studied California Sex Offender Laws and Student Attitudes He surveyed more than 400 students on campus in spring 2018 to test whether their attitude on sex offender laws could be changed by providing expert…

Voting Rights Restoration

A State-By-State Guide From the National Conference of State Legislatures — NCSL comes this state-by-state guide of the allowances for the restoration of voting rights. Two states, Maine and Vermont never restrict voting rights for felons. In fourteen states and…

1 in 5 Adults on Probation or Parole in the U.S.

Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration More than a decade ago, policymakers around the country seeking to protect public safety, improve accountability, and save taxpayer dollars initiated a wave of…

Book Ban in PA. Prisons Lifted

Since late summer, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections has been rolling out enhanced security measures designed to stop the flow of drugs into prisons. One of those changes included restrictions on book gifts and donations. But after pushback from several inmates’…