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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

John Walsh Not Happy He’s Not Getting His Way, Plans to Name Names of Those Holding Up the Reauthorization of the Bill Named After His Murdered Son


A few reminders for those of you who think John Walsh is a great man. 

1. The person who is believed to have abducted and beheaded John Walsh’s son, Adam Walsh was Otis Toole. A drifter and serial killer with NO known history of sex crimes. So the Adam Walsh Act to publically register Sex Offenders in America is named after a victim who is not known to have been sexually abused by a killer who had no history of sexual abuse. 

2. John Walsh met Reve (his wife) when she was 16 years old (she got into the bar with a fake id) and Mr. Walsh was either 22 or 23 years old. He knew she was below the age of consent in New York and it is said he breathed a sigh of relief after she turned 17 years old many months after they began dating. So, if the Adam Walsh Act had existed in 1967 or 1968 Mr. Walsh would be a Registered Sex Offender today for any sexual contact he had with an under aged female, otherwise why did he "breathe a sigh of relief"?. 

3. Mr. Walsh has a history of inflating statistics of abducted and missing children in the U.S. AND the number of Unregistered/Absconded Sex Offenders to hype the danger level and to gain media attention and political support. He intentional ignores actual facts and statistics that don’t support his initiatives and he turns to fear-mongering to push through flawed laws and mandates. 

4. In 2006 Mr. Walsh told Senators to implant "exploding" chips in the anuses of sex offenders. He stated, "I said implant it in their anus and if they go outside the radius, explode it, that would send a big message." 

OK, now the latest on John Walsh’s petty tactics to get what he wants. 

Mary Devoy
 

John Walsh plans to name names to get bill named after son reauthorized, September 21, 2015
By Judy Kurtz

Frustrated by the gridlock in Congress, John Walsh is headed back to Capitol Hill. And this time, the former longtime “America’s Most Wanted” host says he’s ready to name names in order to get lawmakers to reauthorize a bill named after his son. 

“The Adam Walsh Act is stuck in that morass of Capitol Hill that’s only focused in on who’s going to be the next president,” Walsh says. “So I’m now going back to what I did since 1981, since my son was murdered: To walk the halls, and get senators and congressmen to get it out of committee and get it reauthorized. It was passed unanimously.”
 

Galen Baughman Became the First Person in Virginia to Win a Jury Trial and Secure Release from Civil Commitment as an SVP, Now He is a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow


For earlier information on Galen Baughman here are some older articles:
Some Va. sex offenders held long after sentence up November 19, 2011

How 'civil commitment' enables indefinite detention of sex offenders, September 26, 2013
Many sex offenders are held indefinitely past their sentence on a recidivism assessment that's almost impossible to challenge

Lox, bagels, juice and sex offenders: Why I invited two pariahs into my home, March 27, 2015

What is it Like to Have Brunch with Sex Offenders? April 4, 2015

Questionable Commitments, June 1, 2015
 

How Can This Indefinite Incarceration Policy Be Constitutional? September 18, 2015
By Donysha Smith
In the late 1980s, despite legal and ethical concerns, a few U.S. states began indefinitely detaining sex offenders, a practice known as civil commitment. Over the last 30 years, this model has spread across the nation. Now, America’s system of sex offender management is being called into question in courtrooms around the country and the court of public opinion. 2015 Soros Justice Fellow Galen Baughman is working to end this practice.
 

Tell us about the moment that moved you to advocacy. 

At 19, I was arrested and sent to prison for having a sexual relationship with a younger teenager. I spent the next nine years of my life behind bars, including four-and-a-half years in solitary confinement. When I completed my sentence, the Commonwealth of Virginia would not release me. Instead, they petitioned the court to indefinitely detain me through what is known as a civil commitment, on the theory that I would reoffend if released.

I was held in solitary confinement for over two years past my release date without a trial. As I sat in solitary, the only way I was able survive was to focus on creating purpose in my life. The thought of what I was going through not having some sort of meaning was unbearable. 

I finally had my day in court and became the first person in Virginia to win a jury trial and secure release from civil commitment. I decided to dedicate my life to advocating for the most marginalized people in our justice system and society.