June 9, 2011

Ban on Facebook, social networking sites for certain sex offenders headed to Jindal's desk

Again we see Louisiana violating rights of its registrants. If there ever was a state that violates more rights of registrants than other states, it is Louisiana. That makes it a perfect state to find Plaintiffs to make claims and get their registry overturned, but where are the lawyers?
6-9-2011 Louisiana:

BATON ROUGE, La. — Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites will soon be off-limits to certain sex offenders.

The Senate gave final passage to the ban Wednesday, sending it to the desk of Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports the bill.

The measure by Opelousas Rep. Ledricka Thierry would make it a crime to use networking websites, chat rooms and peer-to-peer networks by anyone convicted of a list of sex offenses against a minor. Probation and parole officers and judges could make exceptions.

Conviction of the crime of unlawful use or access of social media would carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years. A second conviction would require a prison sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years. ..Source.. by The Republic


Anonymous said...

If those in Office start banning people from socail media, then those in office have got to stop using social media as a way for the public to contact them or find out what our elected officals are doing. Because they can not ban people access to persons elected to office. Tim

Anonymous said...

Every time a state passes thes laws
I cannot help but think; only 10%
of registered offenders recidivate with another sex crime. This a DOJ statistic. So if a crime is commited against a minor by electronic,or any other means, there is a 90% chance it will be perpetrated by a person NOT on the registry. Laws restricting the lives of registered SO's continue to mount, sometimes on a daily basis!! Sooner or later the only thing we will be allowed to do is BREATHE!!! And that is precisely the intent of these laws;to Punish and RESTRICT us into oblivion!! And society will continue to admonish us; "This is
what you get for hurting a child".

Daniel Goichman said...

Sooner or later, we will all be charged with sexual offenses, so none of these laws will mean anything because everybody will be on there.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you Daniel and I try everyday to educate people on this subject of SO's and have lost several acquaintances along the way but whatever it takes, because it too easy to be added to this registry and for mundane reasons. So I just try to tell parents with teenagers and pre -teens to be so careful. The list on the registry is growing so fast and people still hear the word sex offender and cringe. But what they don't realize is that there are over 300+ reasons that you can be put on the this ridiculous list. All it is doing is scaring people so no one knows who the true bad guys are. What has happened to common sense?