Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli launched a shameless website this past July 17th to justify his court appeal to keep
The Cuccinelli “Predator” website lists the name, home address, employer/company name and work address of 90 completely compliant Virginia Sex Offenders who were prosecuted under
anti-sodomy law, with the loaming threat that the 90 will be removed from the
Virginia Registry if the unconstitutional anti-sodomy law isn’t upheld. Virginia
For the last 3 months Mr. Cuccinelli has been using these 90 Virginians as a career “stepping stone” in his race to be our next Governor.
By holding these 90 Virginians up as an example Mr. Cuccinelli has actually put a target on their backs. Either as a failed re-entry back into society or as a public punching bag by anyone who believes they might actually be removed from our registry if the anti-sodomy law remains unconstitutional.
For the last 10 years
could have re-written the anti-sodomy statute or created a new statute directed
towards adults who engage in sex acts with minors but no real effort was ever
made to make a new law. Why? Virginia
The underlying goal was for the Commonwealth to be perceived as ultra-conservative, as anti-homosexual and anti non-missionary sex using the smoke-screen of child predators.
On Tuesday Mr. Cuccinelli lost his last chance to have the anti-sodomy law upheld when the U.S. Supreme Court denied his request to consider reinstating the law.
Those 90 Virginians whose information was taken from the Virginia State Police Registry (which seems like a violation of the registry information to me) to make the Predator website, will not be automatically removed from the registry and disappear into our communities. It would take each of the offender’s years of legal filings and court hearings to have their convictions and the requirement to register thrown out and the likelihood of that is very low. Plus most registered sex offenders can not afford the basics like rent, food and heat because no employer wants to be listed on the Virginia Registry so hiring legal representation to attempt a removal is very unlikely.
But if they are successful in being removed because they were convicted under a statute that everyone knew was unconstitutional for the last 10 years and the state continued to use it anyway that’s not the fault of the 90 Virginians that’s the fault of the Virginia Legislature.
Now that all the A.G.’s challenges to keep sodomy illegal in
have failed, how long will Cuccinelli’s
vindictive Predator website remain up? I’m guessing at least until after November’s
election, maybe longer. Virginia
Don’t believe that 90 offenders will be automatically removed from the
registry or that
the sodomy statue was continually used by the Commonwealth because it was the
only way to protect your children. Virginia
It’s all political hype for our Governor-wanna-be Mr. Cuccinelli.