Blind Hysteria

This blog created as a vent port for myself, a registered sex offender (RSO) and those affected by the recent hysteria surrounding RSOs, in particular web sites which display names, addresses and photographs, despite the offender's successful re-integration with society.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Long time no see...

Wow, so much time has passed since my last entry and so little has happened. Amazingly, the last 7 months since I was forced to quit my job have gone by so quickly because each day melts into the other, not unlike when I was in the joint. I think in the joint though I was enjoying life more because I was able to stay productive. Now, however, I am in a depressed sort of funk and my doctor put me on Zoloft to help reduce my anxiety (the source for which she knows not).

New State originally had me classified as a level I RSO, but several moths later I got a letter stating that I was being re-classified as a level II based on information received from Old State.
I appealed this decision and drove 8 hours to New State's capital to attend this hearing. What a waste of gas. The two people I met with were very nice and seemingly sympathetic women about my age, who promised nothing but assured me that they would take my case into careful consideration. Two weeks later I received a letter informing me that I would stay a level II.
This would not really be a huge deal were it not for pending legislation that could lead to people like me that have been out for more than 10 years being paced on the state RSO web site. F'ing bullshit. Just like Old State, people that have lead productive, happy lives for decades will be outed and their lives and the lives of those they love will be changed forever.
I can't believe this is good in any way shape or form and no one can offer anything to indicate that a single person has been protected as a result of these web sites.
Anyway, I don't know how much longer it makes sense to stay in New State. The feds have announced a National Site that will pull information from each state, so if I appear on New State's site, then I will be on the National Site. Now, if I can find a state in which I don't have to register, that would be ideal. But the laws are just too f'ing dynamic and I can't run from state to state.
Even the private sector is jumping on this bandwagon. In Texas a developer has declared the housing tract he is building will be "Sex Offender Free."
http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=3439608

Hopefully, God willing, the courts will step in and put an end to this insanity, but I tend to doubt it. Indeed. My gut tells me it will et a lot worse before it gets any better.

The wife and I decided to rent out our house in Old State and move into the old house. Although we're using a property management company to minimize interaction between the tenant, I worry a nosy neighbor will say something to the tenant and we'lll have some entenglements, though I know of no legal obligation to dislose anything to anyone when it comes to real estate transactions. Not only that, if we buy something here, how long will we enjoy it before I am on a web site? If I am on this web ste, I may as well be back in Old State where the weather is nocer and there are 10 times as many jobs and other opportunities for everything.
Either way, atually it wil be beneficial to pick up one of these cheaper houses out here. Just got to time the market right as it looks like a correction is looming.