No – this is not a Trump move, and I apologize to all my Republican friends who may take offense to that. I couldn’t resist 🙂 But in a LOT of ways this IS a Trump move, minus the egocentric and violent intentions.
The truth is we all need to stand up and start talking. Talking about the issues, talking to each other, breaking down the walls we have built. Be it fear, pride, xenophobia, sexism, religious differences or just a lack of moral integrity – we have all dug ourselves in deep here. It’s gonna take some work, good will, kindness, education, and tolerance to get us back out!
It’s recently occurred to me that we aren’t really DOING anything… we’ve started talking the talk, started educating people, BUT – we need more action. CAGE.fyi core group has been stepping it up lately. This is the first legislative session in the state of Washington that we have been active participants. I gotta say it’s a LOT of work. But I’ve also got to say that we are making headway. Today a house bill (HB1282) passed through the executive session without carve outs for sex offenders, and as retroactive.
THIS IS A HUGE WIN!
If you are unaware, in the state of WA inmates conviceted of ‘sex offenses’ are only eligible to earn 10% off for good behavior. As I have lamented before, depending on the sentence that could mean no time off whether the inmates works for it or not. Persons convicted of sex offenses are also subject to the indeterminate sentence review board AND heavy restrictions. Many inmates in this case get held past their earned release date.
Now this could change! It’s not final, and it’s not yet law but it’s one very difficult step closer. And we helped make it happen! This would give Bryan a 6 year sentence instead of the 9 years the judge slapped him with – FOR A VICTIMLESS CRIME. Congratulations to Bruce and Joanne for their unyielding efforts.
But now I am asking that we all take action. Not just today, but lets try to keep this momentum going. Corona virus is on our side in this one endeavor – most hearings are virtual! My ask for you all is to lend a hand. All you have to do is show up, virtually. If we all did this for each other could we make a difference? I think maybe we could.
I’d like to start with the hearing for Mr. Arbogast – it’s scheduled for next friday, Feb 19th at 9:30. Are you able to join for 30 minutes to support a man unjustly convicted in a proactive police sting? This 76 year old man has been in prison. Then he won his appeal based on the court not allowing his entrapment defense. Now, like Jace, the state will most likely recharge him, but until then – he should be out of prison, right? Nope – the state wants bail in the amount of 200,000$
You heard that right – $200,000 to release a man to his family – a war vet, father, husband, grandfather – into the arms of his loving, supportive family…and WA state says no – $200,000 or he stays in jail until his retrial!
Anyone ready to stand up with me? We currently have 14 people who will be joining the hearing (virtually) to reduce his bail next friday. Will you join us support this man? Our men? Send me an email at LadyJusticeMyth@Gmail.com or comment on this website and we will get you signed up. You do not need to say a word, just show up.
Stand up. Make a change.
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Hi Lady Justice Myth, I would like to attend the bail hearing on Friday. Thanks for all your work on these important issues. I am so sorry that you and your son Bryan are going through this nightmare. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and I am infuriated that taxpayer resources are going toward these unjust and inane sting operations instead of convicting and providing treatment to actual sex offenders. I wish you all the best and look forward to “seeing” you on Friday. My name is Sheryl Burpee Dluginski and I am in New York City. Thanks very much, Sheryl
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I’ll be available to join in on the bail hearing. Just send me the info. Thanks.
On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 11:36 AM The Lady Justice Myth wrote:
> LadyJusticeMyth posted: ” No – this is not a Trump move, and I apologize > to all my Republican friends who may take offense to that. I couldn’t > resist 🙂 But in a LOT of ways this IS a Trump move, minus the egocentric > and violent intentions. The truth is we all need to stan” >
Yes, I’ll be able to help. No problem.
Kathleen, Im so sorry I missed this call, I just read your post and I am so sorry. I would have definitely joined. How did it go? I promise to do better and read timely. It feels like there is a war going on in our entire country against people on the registry and tremendous efforts to put innocent ppl on the registry. I am so scared not just for ny son but for so many innocent good men.
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I have a compelling story, too. How do I get it told on here? Also, I would like to start a chapter in Virginia. Can you suggest a contact? Sorry for the people on here. A similar thing happened to me, and I have lost nearly every appeal in court, convicted for a crime I did not committ.
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