I believe in being as truthful and as transparent as possible so many of you may not like this post, but I feel I need to write it so no one claims I ever defended or promoted a Sexual Predator.
An advocate who has recently become a public-figure for Registry Reform has made the last 8 years of my advocacy in the Commonwealth look foolish and possibly has done extreme damage to the cause I’ve worked so hard for and I’m not going to defend him or ignore his recent actions. That’s what hypocrites do, and I am not a hypocrite.
I believe in second chances and I believe in forgiveness for past mistakes but I will NOT defend a person who obviously has a serous problem and who needs to face the consequences of their repeated criminal actions.
I have previously posted a TED X Talk and many articles about Galen Baughman who avoided civil commitment as an SVP in
and became a vocal advocate against SVP civil commitment and public Registries
even though he would never attend the Virginia General Assembly sessions and
told me I was wasting my time opposing “trash-legislation”
in . Richmond
He and I did not agree on many, many points but we both wanted reform of
Offender Registries so I posted links that included reference to his advocacy. America