Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Path to 9-11 took most of the thunder this week

I saw this over at JimyB's place.

The only place I saw it.

It's not long, but it will have set a very dangeous precedent all over America.
One that no one -on either side- should want to see.
And it overrides the basic idea that you are innocent until proven guilty.

COLUMBUS - An Ohio legislative panel yesterday rubber-stamped an unprecedented process that would allow sex offenders to be publicly identified and tracked even if they've never been charged with a crime. No one in attendance voiced opposition to rules submitted by Attorney General Jim Petro's office to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, consisting of members of the Ohio House and Senate.

Should I repeat that?
Did that "no one in attendance voiced opposition..." even get your attention?

A recently enacted law allows county prosecutors, the state attorney general, or, as a last resort, alleged victims to ask judges to civilly declare someone to be a sex offender even when there has been no criminal verdict or successful lawsuit. The rules spell out how the untried process would work. It would largely treat a person placed on the civil registry the same way a convicted sex offender is treated under Ohio's so-called Megan's Law.

"no one in attendance voiced opposition..."

A civilly declared offender, however, could petition the court to have the person's name removed from the new list after six years if there have been no new problems and the judge believes the person is unlikely to abuse again.

So, you go to Ohio and p*ss someone off, and ~poof~ you're magically on the sex offender list.
Were there no people with their heads outside their @sses there?

And the left had fits about the Nixon 'enemies list'.

-->>My bolding

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