Thursday, October 15, 2015

Johns Hopkins, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Weighs in on the Hysteria Against Registered Sex Offenders on Halloween

Halloween is the Safest Day of the Year

It’s that spooky time of year again. Halloween is a candy-fueled holiday children often look forward to celebrating. Many dress in costumes, trick-or-treat with friends and neighbors and carve pumpkins with their families. It can also be spooky for parents as sex offender hysteria grows in intensity with every news story about the dangers of convicted sex offenders harming children on Halloween night. 

A study conducted by several child sexual abuse prevention researchers sets the record straight about what parents should be (and shouldn’t be) concerned about.

Virginia DMV Driver's License Renewals Can NOT be Done On-line or Through the Mail if You are a Registered Sex Offender, You MUST Visit a DMV Location and Pay an Extra $5 for that Privilege!

Dear Mr. Chesley, 

I just read your article about DMV transactions that could and should be done online or through the mail instead of in-person at a DMV location. 

Just an FYI for you:  

As of July 1, 2008 Virginia Driver’s Licenses that were valid for eight years dropped to five years for all Registered Sex-Offenders (2008’s- HB534) AND RSO’s were no longer allowed to renew their driver’s licenses on-line or through the mail but ONLY in-person. 

Now, because of the DMV’s push for Virginians to renew on-line or through the mail instead of at a DMV location they added a $5 processing fee for renewals done in-person.  

So for the last 7 years Virginia's RSO have had NO CHOICE but to go in-person to a DMV location and remember their license is only valid for five years, not eight. And they are forced to pay the extra $5 every 5 years simply because they are an RSO.