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Are We All Sex Offenders Galen Baughman TED

Sex offender laws destroy reputations, employability, force employable adults into foreclosure, subject  youth and adults to suicidal depression, and destroy familes.

Hear this brave testimony from someone who testifies from personally walked the walk, earned the right to talk this truthful talk.  We can help nearly 300,000 people in Florida alone who are directly affected by these draconian laws.  Our legislators are in session until the end of March; contact them today to help our nation regain it’s sanity one step at a time.  These laws destroy people and families.
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The transcript of this video follows:

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trial that would determine whether I would spend the rest of my life behind
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bars most trials this one didn’t come at the beginning of my experience at our
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legal system I had already been in prison from nine years couldn’t
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four-and-a-half solitary this wasn’t a trial before me I done in the past and
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said I was standing trial for what I might do in the future when I was 19 the
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boys key risk of injury and touching you lead tonight about anything and
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everything we told each other our secrets best friend stayed at least
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gather talking quietly after fences around us was my last night back home
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before returning to college after my winter break first time sex with a
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freshman in high school next decade of my life have you been mired in criminal
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justice system designed to crush my humanity birthday three weeks before I
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was forced to get out of prison Virginia announced today refused to release me
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ted stevens trying to give you a new sentence to indefinitely confined me to
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prison masquerading as a treatment facility in states and the federal
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government have laws allowing them to hold some people even after they’ve
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completed their prison sentence
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state wants you to believe that they can predict the future but some people are
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just too dangerous to be released that page know who will and who are not
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reoffend their theory goes like this if you’ve broken the law you must be
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psychological problem the psychological problem means you must not be in control
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of your behavior and this lack of control makes you likely to commit
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future crimes this represents a frightening departure from the senate of
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values of our legal system that we hold people accountable for what they have
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our system of justice is built on proportionality between crime and
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punishment new systems and indefinite detention Alliance circular reasoning
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and re-imagining legal system where we no longer punish someone for what they
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have done to punish people for who they are
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Virginia no one had ever won a jury trial in one of these cases which is our
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first win which trials 28 I was given a trial by jury not for anything I had
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done for who they cleaned me to be at this trial jury will be asked to decide
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whether I had a psychological problem that meet me at danger community and the
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only side allowed to do introduce expert testimony was the prosecutor I was
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barred by law from mounting a diff
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fence then something unexpected happened
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States as a teenager I became one of them is unique in the way we treat
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people convicted of breaking our sex laws we criminalize far more things and
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we penalize them far more harshly than any other modern society the public
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imagination sex offender identity is associated with the rate this lurking
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child predator we all think we know what a sex offender is BC sensationalizes
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reports episode of Law and Order SVU thought we knew was wrong not a sex
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offender tried to never let me out of prison
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their argument to the jury rested almost entirely on this label sex offender sex
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offender has come to mean so much more than merely indicating a conviction in
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your past now we believe a sex offender is inherently dangerous people that we
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label sex offenders are guilty of causing harm in the past and likely to
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cause harm again in the future
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interesting thing about my trial is that when the government was required force
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to prove your room telling people that previous criminal convictions makes you
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likely to commit crimes in the future that the sex crime makes a sex offender
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they couldn’t do it I’ll tell you why this trial is writes you a search that I
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suffered from narcissistic personality
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order scary right there proved that when I was a teenager I thought you knew more
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than my parents I remember sitting in my friend’s kitchen here in New York last
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fall and telling her to rate 16 year olds how much trial and sense as
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explaining to them that the prosecutor tried to diagnose you something called
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which their expert defined as the psychiatric disorder of finding sexually
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mature teenagers attractive funny these two teenage boys blanche to horror
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clearly recognizing their own feelings being college eyes by the state and one
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of them muttered actually worth seeing most of humankind would be diagnosed
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with a disorder instead turns out there’s an entire cottage industry
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experts psychologist willing to prostitute a professional credentials
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for financial gain so they invent resounding words
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cherries help prosecutors when cases this is made up disorder you won’t find
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it in the DSM but if you look at the more than 5,000 people be indefinitely
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detained right now in the us- from a generational war crimes will find many
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of them
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been committed using these fraudulent labels American Psychiatric Association
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has held for almost 20 years
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laws allowing for the indefinite detention of people read labels sex
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offenders represent a bastardization of legitimate medical model of civil
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commitment threaten the credibility of Psychiatry itself I was lucky
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me I had a soccer mom jury that didn’t scare easy amazing attorney is far from
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my life like it was their own considered me instead of viewing me as someone who
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might harm their children they realized that I could very easily been any of
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their sons there’s power in many things sex offender identity is arguably the
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most hated identity in america sex offenders are banished from entire
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communities to residency restrictions
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shamed sex offender registration and notification laws stricken from all
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kinds of employment Bartram colleges we even ban them from social media this for
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prohibits people they will sex offenders from participating in the social network
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creating additional prizes and some states with yes no need for me to have a
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LinkedIn account I could go to prison for senator Reid’s sex offenders are
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mansions be an exceptional category of criminal
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exceptional policies for the last thirty years our approach to child safety has
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been defined at age 18 incapacitation people use illegal sex offenders sex
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offender learned two things first everyone’s exit
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second everyone’s a sex offender maybe there’s no such thing as in USA become
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so lovely bride so draconian puritanical so one more rational goal child safety
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very few among us can claim to have never violated but if these laws
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teenagers who have consensual sex diverse the college kid who appeared in
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public high school there’s extra streetcar hook up willingly any of these
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things could put you on the sex offender less there is no doubting child sexual
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abuse devastating and traumatic a clear interest in preventing such harm to open
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secret is can’t do that
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sex offenders the fastest growing area of crime in every state and federal
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government for sex crimes and more people are being caught up in these
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files don’t deserve to be so many lines by these laws now I believe we have more
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to fear from the cure the disease state laws intended to protect children from
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exploitation are being used to persecute instead of Colorado cops there figured
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out for sex
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somehow I’m sure was a marvelous he has a modern sleuthing they managed to get
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their hands and phones of teenagers one high school and discovered images that
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they were higher
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in some reports have indicated that more than half of the student body has been
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connected to this teen sexting scandal all of these kids could end up on the
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public sex offender registry of charged is treated by police crime scene in
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North Carolina last summer a six-year-old boy exchange news for the
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1600 friend and the boys being charged for production of child pornography
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picture of his own body is simultaneously
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defender the child victims were old enough to legally consent to actual
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intercourse with each other in real life is a felony punishable by prison time
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and a life
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condemned the sex offender registry doing this for high schools america is
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unique in the way we try to use the power of the state’s bedrooms does
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nothing to impact the behavior
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laws are absurd and ridiculous but we don’t just do a poor job of deciding who
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should be labeled a sex offender
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label itself needs to go this term sex offender has fundamentally confused us
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but how to protect kids from sexual abuse that’s fine but she only makes
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sense that identifies threat to the community and helps parents keep their
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kids safe but the registry can’t do that because the threats to children aren’t
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external 93% of child sexual abuse
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family member friend aren’t people with prior convictions by definition they
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would never be on any list consider the people on this list from the moment the
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Department of Justice says that 95% of them will never re-offend repeating 95%
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of the people who use label sex offenders will never be offends a
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registry was invented at a time when we fear for the safety of our children from
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strangers but we now know that stranger danger cement there are a hundred
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high-risk child abductions every year in the United States 320 million that risk
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is comparable to a child who struck by lightning
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this year the department of justice and I quote sex offender registries have no
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impact on sexual recidivism rates that means the sex offender registry doesn’t
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do anything to keep anyone’s child City fact our laws are so over the bride and
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so few people here send your child is more likely to end up on sex offender
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registry be touched by someone on this list
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world where we understand child sexual abuse as public health problem
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countries like Germany Denmark and the Netherlands are already doing this and I
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prison though it wasn’t possible anything about these problems
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fear and misunderstanding that tribes these policies is endemic said the same
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thing about my trial I would lose has no jury would vote to free a sex offender
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really glad I listened to their advice
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things are changing this year alone
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federal courts in Missouri and Minnesota have ruled against indefinite detention
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programs
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routinely called america’s laws a flagrant violation of international
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human rights standards supreme courts in Massachusetts New York and California
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have struck down residency restrictions and the Department of Justice is now
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saying that the sex offender registry doesn’t do what it claims to and that
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laws allowing the banishment of people from our society to keep our communities
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safer I believe it injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere that
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modern day started out letters to individuals and their families to
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poverty create barriers to opportunity that entire communities are grounded in
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evidence
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built on fear to meet up category full of all kinds of people don’t have
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anything to do with each other to rate this in the teenage lovers street child
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molester and rebrand them all the same and defined by the worst one percent and
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when we give them this label we imagine that we know what they’re going to do
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next
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labels like this don’t do anything to contribute public safety or
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understanding do is rather keep alive their humanity is understanding people
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just like you were asked to believe in the label
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ur instead they saw me as a person she just set me free I won’t be the last

Are We All Sex Offenders Galen Baughman TED