The irony is not lost on me - ICAC was created to defend children, the innocent among us. Yet they do so by persecuting innocent men. Yes, not all men caught in these stings are innocent, absolutely true! In the case of the Washington state 'Net Nanny' proactive stings there appears to be 1 in … Continue reading In Defense of Innocence
I have been working on a new presentation that would explore one of the many ways these stings are a steel trap for our unsuspecting loved ones - namely court ordered 'therapy'. After my presentation last fall at the NARSOL conference, a situation arose with a co-advocates son. He, like all who take a plea … Continue reading Where there’s Smoke, there’s Fire!
This posting is a shout-out to our friend and co-advocate Debi down in Florida. Her son was previously convicted and incarcerated from a police proactive sex sting. He just recently won his appeal and we are all so ridiculously happy for them. My tongue, or fingers, often stumble over saying 'congratulations' in these cases, as … Continue reading Congratulations!
My friends Esther and Ray are facing a choice. Their son Brian has been taken from them. Their own government has conspired against them, repeatedly, and things are now down to the wire. What is most important to them in their lives? Esther and I had this conversation last night. Do you play it 'safe', … Continue reading How far can you be pushed?
I really enjoyed the first season of "The Mayor of Kingstown". For me, a lover of detective plots and jailhouse drama, this show started out as many, with a plot twist in the very first episode. But unlike most, this show hit many raw nerves in me. A proverbial storm taking place in me at … Continue reading Can my soul grow back?