This blog is dedicated to the organization of and for the peoples of Kansas. To facilitate changes in law that affect/effect the community as a whole. KansasLaw takes the rights of citizens in a free and democratic society as serious as those who fled with determined passion as far away as they could go in order to find a land upon which they could settle and begin to design and implement the ideas we know today as the UNITED states Constitution. A land and form of government that was for the people by the people, where in various branches of law and the related powers were designed in order to maintain integrity of the governing system as a whole.
Specifically…KansasLaw was developed as a result of the Kansas Legislature having voted in and accepted federal proposal to implement the federal law Known as the Adam Walsh Act(AWA) and its counterpart The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). KansasLaw firmly believes that the Retroactive application of this new law
grossly violates the civil rights and liberties of many of the people who were previously convicted under a different set of laws. Further the ” registry” fosters a false sense of public safety as it relies on stranger danger and the boogie man in thew bush myths to support the basis for its necessity. The true facts and statistics of sex related offences rarely include or involve either man of myth.
The facts as you will learn , when it comes to our children and many other sexual based person offences involves a familiar and trusted person whom was not ever on the suspect list, or at least not at first. We are living in precarious times. The number of sexualy based or motivated offences multiplied tenfold with the invite of technology into the home of the average citizen. Starting first with the : internet” and now with smart phones we have a more personal, intimate and even more immidiate way in which we can communicate with others. With this new found level of communication the whole world opened up to us. We could now meet and greet with others from different cultures, backgrounds and many other differences that prior to the technologicalexplosion, were mere fignemts in pour imagination, or figures in stoies we read in out fav print media. Anyway as a result of being able to discreetly connect, we found in the early part of the new century people by the millions , chatting for days on end, then as technology progressed, sending pictures, then with more progress came video face to face chat… We found it so much easier to get to know others in this new format. Pressure to be or show out diminished, and finally we were loved for who we are, or at least who we are percieved to be… By 1999 we had people flying the country, the world in order to meet with and in some cases marry the new found soul mates that only technology could have led us to. In some cases individuals found love not in conversation, but in visual imagry that they never before had such ease of access to, maybe had never though much of untill it was readily available to them in a discreet manner, the sanctuary of the basement whoile the family slept or in the office while co workers busily typed away doing who knows what. The very advent of the technology that has allowed us to learn more about the world, has been a catalyst to the very most base level crimes of this century. Some people motivated by a misconstued loving relationship, while others motivated by exploring the sexual deviances that lay dormant in their hearts untill the day they found a way.
Subsequently as the rise in sexually based offenses began to manifest as a result of technology, laws had to begin to be written to meet the ever changing world that was emerging steadily before us. Suddenly what statred out as laws to deter and prevent sexual abuse of our youth or other vunerable individuals began to take root into a wide variety of offences. Now we have a list of various offences that place someone on this technological based data base we call the offender registy. Then the next wave of morphing to these laws came about, the one that took persons who commited a crime, and that had originally placed this on this internet data repository, new laws began saying hey, originally we placed you here for 10 yrs or so, but now the new laws are gonna change that. Your here now for 15, 25 or life. Even though, when you were convicted you were only to be here for 10 years.
That’s where Kansas Laws issues come into play. We are not fighting the registy in and of itself. We do recognize the need for such a database, as there crimes are real, the victims pain is real. However, we feel that legislation does not have the legal right to take a person , one who has completed all the terms and conditions of their original sentence and modify it in any way shape or form with out that person having commited another crime. Individuals sentenced prior to the law change which in Kansas was July 1 2011, should fall under the original agreement between them and the courts.
This explanation I have provided here is a very simplistic explanation. These issues surrounding sex offender laws are very delicate and complex. They represent the newest wave of legislative lawmaking out there.
In order to begin to understand the complexities, either one has to find himself involved via their own involvemnt in these types of cases , or have a loved on involved. The general public, those who unknowingly live on a razors edge where these laws are concerned have no real knowldge or education of the laws and the collateral damages of many aspects of these laws.
Thus the birth of KansasLaw.wordpress.com.. Our goal is to educate the public, in light of the new laws and how easy it can be to find yourself suddenly in court over behavior one never considered the consequences to, and further with the emergence of the same laws and how they are being applied to Juvenile offenders. We are seeing more and more kids prosecuted and then placed on these registries. Some for lifetime for crimes while certainly of grave concern, not worthy of placing a child on a public database exposing their juvenile behaviors for all the world to see for the remainder of theri life. This type of behaviour by the states is unwittingly going to be the catalyst to further criminal behavior by these kids, not to mention the litany of mental health issues that comes along as a result of being placed on a registy to be exposed to the world as a sex offender.
We are growing and learning on a daily basis. There is so much involved with these laws, its dam near immpossible to be an authority on the subject unless you have a burning passion to becme educated in this area of law.
Which brings me to my last bit to share here for now; If you find yourself in a situation that requires legal counsel, please contact us for recommendations of attorneys in your area who we know are well educated with the new and old laws and how they do and don’t work together. Someone who KNOWS how to fight these laws on your behalf to the fullest. With the many complications in these laws, the wrong attorney could leave you standing high and dry accepting a plea bargain just to get the case over and out the door. Considering the lifelong damage that comes with a plea of guilt, you need to be certain and educated before you sign any dotted line. We have many years of experience dealing with all this to know well enough that gone are the days of just taking a plea to “get on with things”. As you may find the only thing you get on with is the registry, possibly forever.
Victoria Bliss / KansasLaw.wordpress.com
KansasLaw does not condone any sexual activity or conduct between adults and children in any way,shape, or form, nor does it condone any sexual or nonsexual activities that break laws in any jurisdiction.KansasLaw is not affiliated with, nor do we support or condone, NAMBLA, Boychat, Girlchat, or any group with similar positions on age of consent or related behaviors. KansasLaw does not condone any relationship where violence of any kind is a part of the ongoing day to day life of the individuals involved. KansasLaw does not condone the violation of individuals rights or liberties by another citizen or by the government.
- Mothers of sex offenders share burden (cnn.com)