Lifetime parole or probation, what does that mean? It is essentially a prison without bars! Your first thought might be , “Well what is so bad about that?” I would say , “We’ll let the registrants respond to that, but, oops! there-in-lies part of the problem. Many on lifetime probation or parole, especially in Maricopa County Arizona and not allowed any internet access for any reason.
Let me side-step for a minute. Remember the discussion about ‘net neutrality’ and President Obama weighed in here:
More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it says that an entrepreneur’s fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student’s blog shouldn’t be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.
Two things stand out in my mind;
1) Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. This is true of the providers but what about legislators who pass punitive laws and when I use the word punitive I’m focusing on the punishments after a person has been adjudicated and paid their debt to society as set forth by a judge they are NOT treated fairly and are banished from accessing the internet, not for a year or two but or a lifetime. So, the question becomes if a person cannot get a job anywhere because he is on a public registry and because there are so many restrictions on them they can’t even envision an on-line business or building a website if he tries to start a business, without a small business loan (not allowed) or building a business website as that is the manner used now-a days to advertise, promote and increase business (not allowed on LTS).
2) .February 26, 2015:The FCC just voted in favor of strong net neutrality rules to keep the Internet open and free. That happened because millions of Americans across the country didn’t just care about this issue: You stood up and made your voices heard, whether by adding your names to petitions, submitting public comments, or talking with the people you know about why this matters. How can we use that to our advantage as families of those who should be allowed to re-integrate and become a productive, tax-paying and self-sufficient citizen when we are faced with the fear of repercussions for our loved one.