Leftist activist Nandini Jammi, known for her deplatforming efforts against conservatives, argued that sex offender registries are too harsh for young sex offenders, a newly-unearthed blog post reveals.
In a write-up for the National Crime Prevention Council, where she interned, Nandini complained about the “Eternal Sentence for Juvenile Sex Offenders, “remarking that “Of course, juvenile sex offenders aren’t toddlers, and they generally know what they are doing is wrong. However, a number of things should be considered before we give them a de facto life sentence by listing them on the Internet along with violent, knowing, and malicious adults.”
While one might be inclined to assume that Nandini, like many others, opposes overly pernicious sex offender laws that criminalize consensual sex between two teenagers just one year removed, Nandini goes much further than that.
Citing a rare case involving a fourth grader, Nandini wrote: “Someone like Johnnie, however, (who was referred to by that pseudonym in a New York Times article), may be branded for life. He’s a juvenile sex offender, but he did the crime when he was in fourth grade. That’s the question: would you give a now 14-year old the same “life sentence” that you give a grown man? And if the answer is yes, how would you draw the line between being a teen and being a responsible adult? Can we justify treating a juvenile sex offender as a minor and an adult simultaneously? Perhaps judges should be given discretion in each individual case.”
Indeed, Nandini is referring to rapists and people who commit sexual assault.
Nandini argues in her blog that it would be better if we could simply prevent sexual assault in the first place instead of criminalizing offenders. What a concept! Were such a thing possible, laws needn’t exist.
The activist concludes with a message of sympathy for young sex offenders, writing, “However, we do know for sure that the stigma attached with being a known sex offender is harrowing for anyone, especially a teenager. As an earlier NCPC blog states, we need to ensure that offenders ‘make positive connections to the community.’ How do we do that? We’re still working our way through that question.”
Nandini, unsurprisingly, maintains a close relationship with Chad Loder, a far-left Antifa activist accused of abuse by multiple women.