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  • AJ February 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm on General Comments February 2018Grr...I did it again. I meant "Equal Protection" where I wrote "Privileges and Immunities." I cross-wire those phrases (but not concepts) too, too often.
  • AJ February 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm on General Comments February 2018Section (d) of the law does allow one "to dispute the accuracy and relevance of that information", but based on how the law is written, it seems to be a "guilty until proven innocent" proposition. It'd be interesting to see how many times a PHA has held a hearing, let alone found for the RC.
  • Dave C. February 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?‘Interesting,’ Karl Hanson’s ‘sciences’ have us distracted from the main point: Registries do not help but hurt. As some of you mentioned, registries keep people from successfully reentering free life—and this is backed by several empirical studies by J.J. Prescott and Amanda Agan. If registries are aimed at only ‘high’ scores—and assuming that the STATIC is even remotely true—the STATIC then harms an already vulnerable population, which may perversely skew data, though through dishonest means (whether inadvertently or not) in favor of the STATIC’s ‘high’ risk flag. Dr. Horowitz is credible. But when Horowitz cites Karl Hanson—at least in my personal opinion—it cheapens her argument. Throughout the years, there have been inconsistencies with Karl Hanson’s ‘studies’—and in the meantime, these flawed STATIC scores stick with people without Hanson speaking out that his dubious creations have been grossly misused by the government. If Hanson’s STATIC-99R scam over-exaggerates, then I bet that that 17 year figure is overblown too. 17 years just seems awfully too long—even for those that score ‘high’—that I’m willing to wager that Hanson has some type of vested interest, maybe from government pressure (financial funding or otherwise), to exaggerate data. But even if Hanson’s 17 year statistic is true, where is the evidence—from Hanson or his STATIC partners—that shows registration preventing crime? As ‘Interesting’ said, other empirical evidence shows that registration only causes crime—and Hanson, Hanson’s STATIC partners, and CA SOMB only gloss over the sex registry’s failure to prevent crime. Karl Hanson’s ‘sciences’ have us distracted from the main point: Registries do not help but hurt. Giving Hanson any credibility whatsoever, in light of the fact Hanson only cites himself or his cronies in his ‘studies,’ ultimately hurts us—and helps Hanson, who has been on corrupt CA SOMB’s payroll (evidenced by the 2016 CA DOJ ‘study’ authored by Hanson’s student and Hanson himself). My ultimate point is that if you give Hanson any respect or credibility now, then you are in a weaker position should Hanson continue to manipulate STATIC data that helps the government’s cause in the future. You just gotta wonder: How many people’s Due Process Rights have Karl Hanson violated—and will soon violate with the new ‘risk’ based tiered law—with his many STATIC scams? And given that Hanson benefits from the STATIC’s misuse without him even speaking up—and, for whatever reason, even going to the egregious extent of hiding data from the U.S. courts—should Hanson deserve any recognition whatsoever?? My person opinion: Hell no! Dave C.
  • Chris F (@Mike R) February 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm on General Comments February 2018I think you need to stay away from this in your suit. The California AG is not liable for what other state's do if you move there. Most state's laws base your registration there on past convictions or deferred adjudication regardless of if that state put you on the registry. For instance, I will be off the Texas registry soon, but if I move to Louisiana they have a longer duration and could require me to register again. Your only way to use equal protection is to fight California including you on the registry as the gatekeeper, and thus subjecting you to IML and no federal housing assistance while those from other states that do not put a similarly situated person on the registry causing the lack of equal protection.
  • AJ February 18, 2018 at 4:07 pm on General Comments February 2018@mike r: Based on the Humprhies case (child abuse registry), I suspect one could successfully challenge 42 USC § 13663. The law mandates PHAs to consult the list and deny housing benefits to someone on a registry for life. The law improperly (I say unconstitutionally) determines dangerousness by length of time one is "regulated" by a State. Though the Gov't would probably claim CT DPS applies, I disagree. In CT DPS, there was a complete absence of a dangerouness determination, as stated by CT's disclaimer. Here, the law's title says it all: "Ineligibility of dangerous sex offenders for admission to public housing." The Feds are saying "Lifetime = Dangerous" and have not allowed any sort of Due Process. As well, dangerousness plays no part in CA putting one on ML for life. That, it would seem, is a Due Process violation. (@New Person: Due Process does apply to both civil and criminal law.) One could probably also attack that there's no objective standard, given the varying registration terms among the states. As well, all it would take is a legislature to re-tier a RC's offense to lifetime registration, and s/he could get bounced from public housing. (I can already hear the wheels turning in some legislators' heads about doing this "to save just one child.") One big concern is a court could say it's simply Congress exerting its right to determine spending ("the power of the purse"). One could perhaps argue a Privileges and Immunities violation. Similarly situated RCs, not subject to lifetime registration, would receive the benefit, thus undermining the argument that "lifetime = dangerous."
  • AJ February 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryTim Moore: And yet in Smith, SCOTUS maintained that RCs "are free to move where they wish and to live and work as other citizens, with no supervision." I hate to burst their bubble, but all the items you list counter this "live and work as other citizens" idea. @LS: Think how sadder and madder are those who were years--perhaps even decades--clear of their offense when all the sudden this retroactive law ensnared them.
  • AJ February 18, 2018 at 3:36 pm on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessOops! Thank you. I got lost in the prepositional phrases and clearly didn't put it together properly.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteThanks Mike email us at paregwar@protonmail.com we will add you to the list of people that want to fight this.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteJJ they are squirming now we got them where we want them. email us at paregwar@protonmail.com if you want to get involved.
  • New Person February 18, 2018 at 2:41 pm on General Comments February 2018Hey, I said what you said about the federal government in the comment above. LoL "Again, the IML forces all states to be uniform in statutory regulation or else there is equal protection issue at hand." We're on agreement with that! = )
  • mike r February 18, 2018 at 2:23 pm on General Comments February 2018This really screwed me when i was doing my habeas right after I got out of prison. I did not have access to a computer since I was not allowed access under parole and I did not know how to file for a certificate of appeal-ability. BS man.... Ninth circuit probably would have reversed, but oh well I guess live and learn right????????? Habeas cases. If you are an appellant in an appeal from an action filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 or § 2255, you must first obtain a certificate of appealability regarding any issues you want to raise in your brief. If the district court has denied a certificate of appealability, you must request a certificate from this Court. 9th Cir. R. 22-1. This is explained further in the “General Information” section of this document.
  • New Person February 18, 2018 at 2:23 pm on IN: Sex offender registry levels stiff penaltiesFrom the article: ===== The Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry includes numerous rules for offenders to follow. [IN Court Judge Robert] Kirsch says it is “too onerous.” He said the scope of who is included on the list has grown. “I question whether all these particular offenders need to be on the registry,” Kirsch said. The black-and-white requirements of the registry tie the hands of the courts, Kirsch said. When it comes to a person pleading guilty to a crime to conclude a case, “oftentimes the biggest problem is the sex offender registry.” However, he said he does not feel like every person labeled a sex offender is the same type of person. There are those that should be closely monitored, he said. There are others that do not meet the criteria of predators, said Kirsch. “They are not necessarily evil people,” he said. “The registry paints with a very broad brush.” ===== Judge Kirsch's response runs contrary to the 2003 Smith v Doe rule with respected to the fifth factor of the seven MM factors: ===== Fifth, the regulatory scheme is not excessive with respect to the Act's purpose. The State's determination to legislate with respect to convicted sex offenders as a class, rather than require individual determination of their dangerousness, does not render the Act punitive. ===== This is why we're all treated as monsters b/c the SCOTUS tells the public so.
  • JJ February 18, 2018 at 2:12 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for vote@Paul 2 and @mike s I greatly appreciate your updates and assessments. I guess like everyone else, and like we've been doing, I'll sit and wait. It seems like every time I think there's a step in the right direction (at least on paper) there's a whole bunch of stuff that could potentially be an issue, and since I don't have a lot of money to hire an attorney, I will have to sit back and wait. Again I appreciate you both lending your insights.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 2:09 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteThat would be nice. I'm thinking Stretton is busy I had the same issues it may be possible he thought that you were still out of state or something and didn't realize you have been here so long. There has to be a way to team up on this there is a huge numbers all in the same groups so it only makes sense to combine efforts. Look at Terry no help with his case and Stretton doing the same case. What if we pooled 100k from 50 rcs to pull Johnny frickin Cochran from the grave and brought in a dream team on this get all pulp fiction on them lol There has to be a way.
  • mike r February 18, 2018 at 1:12 pm on General Comments February 2018I also cannot find if the AG can file multiple motions to dismiss under fed rules. Any help???? Doesn't seem right I know that.
  • mike r February 18, 2018 at 1:06 pm on General Comments February 2018Yep I need help with this one. This is what I have. Regardless of another State’s sex offender laws or criteria for inclusion on the Sex Offender Registry, since Plaintiff is from California, no matter what state he moves he is subject to whatever registration requirements that state has in place, and even though others in the same circumstances, or very similar situations, may get relief after that state’s set duration for registration for the same offense or similar offense as he has, it is a crap-shoot whether or not Plaintiff will receive the same treatment as all others similarly situated. Even though these codes are not codified in the California statutes they are a direct effect of California’s statutory scheme. This is also a serious issue of federal law about whether multiple state statutes and codes that conflict constitute a violation under the equal protection clause. Plaintiff is pretty sure the United States Supreme Court has had to of addressed this issue sometime in the last 100 years, but I really doubt if they were dealing with a situation where the "punitive effects" differ so dramatically from state to state. I bet this is unprecedented in modern history. Has the court ever addressed the issue whether an equal protection claim violation occurs when multiple state statutes and codes conflict causing extreme punitive effects that vary for individuals in similarly situated circumstances? Plaintiff cannot find any case law that compares to this situation.
  • JackC February 18, 2018 at 12:52 pm on IML Lawsuit FiledI was wondering if there is any news with this also? Has anyone look-up the latest updates for this?
  • mike r February 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townMan all this infighting among fellow reg doesn't help anyone. You got to look at both sides of this. It is a really hard pill to swallow that someone raped a little 4 year old girl (if that is truly the case). I am no saint but raping a prepubescent child is equivalent to murder in my books, and in many others as well. I feel empathy for the dude but come on, raping a prepubescent child is totally taboo and is actually a mental disorder. whether or not someone with such a condition can be healed, or at least suppress their monster is another story. I know a lot of people would say the same thing about me and my attempted offense against a willing teenage girl constitutes a mental disorder but the science is in (and all the psychs that I have talked to all agree, unless for some reason they are lying to me) that it is not abnormal to be attracted to a sexually mature young female even though it is illegal and frownd upon in our society but actual pedophilia is a real diagnosed disease. If all his fellow colleagues voted him in and they all have confidence that the dude can be in the position than it is a hard call. I find it kind of hard to believe that the guy raped a 4 year old girl and is even walking the streets in less then 20 years, but I guess it could happen. Like I said this is a hard pill to swallow even for someone like me who has been through the ringer but especially for the general public. The science is also in that this guy is less likely to commit another sexual offense (so the science says after 17 years even high risk offenders are less likely than the general public to re-offend) than the general population according to the governments own sources but it is still hard to accept. Just saying you all need to stop beating each other up over this BS and just look at both sides and agree to disagree if that's the case and not make yourself or others out to be better or worse than you or your situation. Actual pedophilia is a medical disease (according to the psychiatric society) and requires treatment at the very least, how long and to what extent I couldn't tell you as I am not a professional psych.. But whatever go at it if it makes you feel better>LMAO......
  • Mike s February 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteI think that Paul is spot on with the legal interpretation of the two bills and the uncertainty as to how PSP will move forward. The good news is that PSP, in their fight to majority of RCs in the list, have made it clear that they understand that several thousond will have to come off. It is a bit unclear as to how the law can be implemented at the bill signing but PSP gets 90 days to figure it out. We all remember that awa had a year after signing but the law did not take effect until that year past. I don’t see any reason why someone who is a pre sorna that is over 10 years should have to register, or wait for PSP to send a letter or confirm their intentions. I mean besides going to jail and still being on the website.
  • Brian February 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for vote@Paul Stretton won’t help me because he doesn’t think he’s allowed to help me because I am an out of state SO, I don’t understand why, I have all the information he needs but he don’t want to talk now, My probation never told me I had to register, once I relocated to PA after living here for here for 5 years A detective showed up on my door step telling me I have to go to the psp and register as a sex offender, that was in 2002, I was supposed to be done the end of 2013, either way I am due to come off by being pre SORNA and my time is long over done. I would say that they are holding up HB 1952-631 due to Edmund Haenig because if they let it go through it will be dead in less then 6 months due to being challenged right off home plate I’m thinking. The psp and PAG are trying to get Terry Brunson to enter into arbitration to not seek judicial determination, but Terry declined, I believe HB 1952-631 is already as good as dead. Maybe they know it and just aren’t going to let it go through because the writings on the wall.
  • C February 18, 2018 at 11:45 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s Surgery@TS That did cross my mind, thank you, and I'll figure out some way to learn the hospital's policy before the baby's arrival. Thanks again.
  • mike r February 18, 2018 at 11:17 am on TX: Weekend Read: They served their prison sentences, but they’re still locked upIt has to be an as applied challenge other wise all it's going to do is create bad precedents.
  • Guessit February 18, 2018 at 11:04 am on PA: Thousands of sex offenders no longer have to register. Should lawmakers put them back on a list for life?@Brian, my update is in july. So, hopefully by then things looks a lot better. Thank you for the reply
  • ML February 18, 2018 at 10:55 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@David Kennerly I have posted more than once the need for a non-profit to access Watson, the IBM super computer. This computer not only has access to all of the case law on the books in the US but can also "think" with regard to strategies that would be most beneficial to pursue successful appeals. It couldn't hurt.
  • Jm February 18, 2018 at 10:44 am on State Department Revokes Second PassportWhile this isn't a guarantee to anyone looking to renew, I decided earlier this month to renew my passport book and also to apply for a new passport card. A few days ago I received the passport book - without a stamp. I then a few days later received a card. I am quite surprised. I am currently registered here in California for a misdemeanor 311.11(a) from 2014 and I was previously denied entry into Mexico. For obvious reasons I cannot guarantee that if you should attempt to renew you will have the same thing happen, but I'm also now concerned they may realize the mistake and look to revoke.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 10:35 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteJJ as long as you have one or both charges that were origanly 10yr reg than you should come off reg you have finished your time. The new bills say this too. As far as what PSP is doing we are not 100% sure yet. We have no firm answer to what will happen if we get to the point where the new bill is signed and the 90days have past for everyone to register under the new law and people like you have not had their case reviewed yet will they make you register under the new bill until they review your case? Is there something on the new bill that keeps us on we do not know about? Can they even make us reg under new bill even if the time is up and they haven't reviewed our case yet? Will they keep the new bill out of commission until reviews are done? Will they maybe speed things up to have the reviews finished in time? Will there be a challenge to the new bill that keeps everyone off it? One thing is for sure under Muniz and AS you can not be on a reg because you completed your time Any increase in time means your right to reputation and others would supersede any scheme as Marcus likes to say or reg would not float. So you pretty much know your good question is when will you be off. PSP could try to get most of the 4500 or so coming off onto new law and make us wait until we force them to take us off. Most likely most off the 4500 will be off before the new law kicks in.
  • RC in SoCal February 18, 2018 at 10:25 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryThey denied her for two reason per the nurse. 1 she chose to be with me and so forfeited her rights in their eyes. 2 because she is wheelchair bound and would need lots of help without me there and "it not their job to help the parents".
  • USA February 18, 2018 at 9:55 am on OR: OSU to require students with felony convictions, sex-offender status to self-reportI concur Tim. I lost a professional license as a result of my plea and went (Ca) back to school and obtained an MBA. I don’t recall if this law was in affect, but I now know those registrants in school must notify the school police. Yet, (I volunteer for Prison Ministries/half way house/some can leave during day) some individual attend school during the day. So, I guess you can deal drugs, committ drive by shootings, attempt to murder a police officer or get caught with a firearm and still attend school and not notify anyone! I’m a huge baseball fan/son is heavily involved in the sport. I don’t agree with what Luke has done, but you clearly must have a gift to do what he is doing. So, I would hope that those on the legal sector would hope those brought to justice live a law abiding life and do something productive?
  • JJ February 18, 2018 at 9:30 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteI've been watching everything unfold since the Muniz decision came down. 8, like you all, have been riding this rollercoaster the entire time. I am currently tier 2. I was originally sentenced in 2005 and given a 10 year registration. I have 2 charges that are registerable. My 10 year requirement would have been up in 2015, pre-sorna of course. I was due to update my registration the first 2 weeks of February. When I didn't receive a letter I called on Friday to the state police and was told that due to these ongoing court cases that I would not receive a letter, and that I could go register"to be safe" if I wanted to, which I did. The registering officer told me similar, and said that hopefully i would be off the registry by my next registration. However reading some of the comments about these new bills, I'm confused again. It sounds like of the 17,000 people who would have to come off, a large majority may go back on? Why is that? Would I still be in the clear since I "should have" been off pre sorna? I have been harassed by my downstairs neighbor recently, who I heard yelling through the floor that he would "end me" and "do the world a favor and take me out." I've never done anything to him, ever. I had the same problem with the first tenant who was there when I moved in. I just want to move on with my life. I am engaged and looking for a house and I desperately want us to be able to leave this behind. I am hoping for some good news. Does anyone have any insight into how things stand, or might stand with my situation?
  • HOOKSCAR February 18, 2018 at 9:30 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Any barnyard animal will suffice. He will lose in any and all debates. Notice how after IML was fraudulently passed, there has not been any mention made of it? Silence = ignorance. Out of sight. Out of mind.
  • TS February 18, 2018 at 9:24 am on IN: Sex offender registry levels stiff penaltiesThis is just laziness (and a trap for FTR charges) on the IN Sheriff's since the system can be set to track RCs as they move within IN when registering at the new county office where then the system notifies the old county office of the move within the state. Any basic computer programmer can set the system to do that to save time and money.
  • Chris F February 18, 2018 at 9:19 am on TX: Weekend Read: They served their prison sentences, but they’re still locked upThis is a tougher battle than registries, because at least they had a trial to determine their level of dangerousness. SCOTUS just recently said it wouldn't hear a similar case, so the ruling stands that it's ok to civilly commit someone with the stated reason for treatment and potential release, but the state doesn't actually have to treat or release them: https://wtop.com/congress/2017/10/supreme-court-wont-hear-minnesota-sex-offender-case/ Not until one of these cases is ruled in another district as unconstitutional will it create the district conflict needed to get SCOTUS to take the case. I thought there was already precedent where the government couldn't use the excuse that it lacked the funds to fulfill its obligations at the expense of it's citizens liberty, but I guess that's not true now.
  • TS February 18, 2018 at 9:11 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s Surgery@C Better yet, you could find out the hospital's policy very quietly to not raise suspicion for yourself then work to change if it works against people since it does not assess the person, just judges on the circumstance.
  • Always the Forgotten February 18, 2018 at 9:07 am on General Comments February 2018Yesterday, I watched the movie "Call Me by Your Name". Beautiful movie, excellent acting. And ...... the character of Oliver would have been sent to prison for at least five years for molesting a 17 year old and would spend the rest of his life on a Sex Offender Registry. But while everyone fawns over how wonderful this movie is, no one discusses the consequences that would follow if this happened in real life. Why not?
  • David February 18, 2018 at 8:58 am on IN: Sex offender registry levels stiff penalties"I’m elected because the public wants me to use my intelligence and discretion in judging cases." Remarkable!! A judge who actually does what he is elected to do! And, furthermore, one who recognizes the unfairness and the onerous burdens created by such absurd registry requirements as those of the State of Indiana.
  • C February 18, 2018 at 8:01 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryI'll definitely have forgotten my DL if carded at a hospital. After, all I was in such a rush to get there it slipped my mind. It just occurred to me that one of my employees, who happens to be an RC, has a baby due in March. Will the hospital deny him entry to be with his wife through labor and the birth of their newborn child? Should I warn him or would I just be causing undue stress in an already stressful situation?
  • Chris F February 18, 2018 at 7:49 am on General Comments February 2018About this part:" since Plaintiff is from California, no matter what state he moves he is subject to lifetime registration requirements even though others in the same circumstances, or very similar situations, may get relief after that state’s set duration for registration for the same offense or similar offense as he has." I don't believe that's true. If you move to Texas, Texas won't put you on our registry if your time on the registry has already exceeded the duration Texas requires. There were some other states that tried to do that and lost in court, so they couldn't have a different standard for those from their state and those that came to their state later to live. I think I remember a case like that out of Louisiana. The best argument on equal protection is your part about how the Federal Government violates equal protection, since it obviously treats similarly situated people different. Against the state, the only thing it may be doing wrong is as the "gatekeeper" to their registry, when they know the federal government will treat the same situation differently, they are still supplying them with their list of registrants to allow that to happen. They could prevent that by not participating or only sending those on the list that every other state is also sending. You would end up with a national registry of a sort of "lowest common denominator" type situation where all states would have to include only those that equal the most lenient state's registry.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 6:22 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townI have been on reg for over 13yrs Lost jobs and customers Did over 3yrs in prisons from this don't tell me. I didn't go to PC like you I stayed in gen pop and went toe to toe with the towel up if anyone had a problem. So come see me bird.
  • Dustin February 18, 2018 at 6:10 am on IN: Sex offender registry levels stiff penaltiesNice to see a judge recognizing what a waste the registry really is, if only in part. The only thing I would add is that there are other means to "track" serious and high risk offenders, making the registry completely unnecessary for LE purposes.
  • LostandDevastated February 18, 2018 at 5:22 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@DavidKennerly This might be something I’m interested in doing.
  • Brian February 18, 2018 at 4:58 am on PA: Thousands of sex offenders no longer have to register. Should lawmakers put them back on a list for life?@Guessit I am asking the same question myself, you can call psp ml section but they are very limited to what info they will or can no I will go with will tell you, I called a couple of weeks ago and was told that we don’t have to register anymore due to the supreme courts ruling, the lady was very nice though, she said if I dont get a letter come time for my next update to just go in and update anyway to avoid getting into trouble which if I do not get a letter I will be going to updat, my guess is if you haven’t gotten a letter once you go to update, I hope they let us off after we update because then they know we are due relief because the have to pull our file in order for us to update anyhow.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 4:51 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteKeep up the good fight WRFL I learned a lot from our debates. If you want to stay in the fight email us at paregwar@protonmail.com
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 4:48 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteBrian can you email me at paregwar@protonmail.com so I can contact you? Thanks
  • kind of living HR 645 February 18, 2018 at 4:12 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry@ AJ ,,,,, ,, A Shrink once told you : that was funny stuff , why not put them both in prison for awhile , and with out telling either party when they get out of how ever long , put them on the registry , that way the full effect of time and mugged is driven home
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 4:07 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteJust found something strange with this guy found an article by Riely MC http://www.mcall.com/news/local/police/mc-pennsylvania-sex-offender-registry-retroactive-challenge-20160426-story.html stating he had a second failure to comply but there is no record he has any charges in PA for that just his original. https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CourtSummaryReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-39-CR-0000743-1996 Brian did you ever hear back from Stretton? Also I'm in the Lehigh Valley are you near?
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 18, 2018 at 4:06 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Correction: "Whether that’s good or not it is clearly, for many, the case."
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 4:01 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteHoly crap batman do you think that they are holding HB1952 back because of this appeal? I can't find any info on it the judgement was to allow it and this it.
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 18, 2018 at 3:59 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townMaybe "it" just "fell in." I say this because, when I was in prison, two cellies were sent to the hole because one was caught performing oral sex on the other. The former later claimed to other inmates that his cellie's "member" simply fell into his mouth while they were wrestling. Statistically, there is always that possibility, remote though it must certainly be.
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 18, 2018 at 3:53 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?I think that "dilution" exists on a continuum. It may even be mood-dependent, like Trump's protean assessments of his net worth.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 3:47 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteLooks like Sam Stretton Did an appeal for him in 2013
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 18, 2018 at 3:43 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?TS, AJ is clearly one of those whose legal acumen would be valuable as part of a group resource as would Mike's whose knowledge has been gained through hands-on application. I need to stress, though, that it is not just the law and court cases that we need to be putting into a useful framework. See my other post regarding this immediately before this one.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 18, 2018 at 3:34 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteWell instead of giving our money to Pizza Hut and Cheetos Lets get ahold of this guy and see what he needs to lay down the law. Who is his attorney?
  • kind of living HR 645 February 18, 2018 at 2:52 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town@ Paul 2 ,,,,, ,, I hope you have to do some real prison time , see how full of yourself you are then , It's plain to see you have had the luxury of maintaining your freedom , and most likely are not even listed and had to deal with real life issue's of finding work you enjoy , its also easy to see you have never broke your ass on real labor , hell no you think your above all that , hell you could not even feed your self if it was not for stores hell you surly cant grow anything because plants die around you feeling your stink , I am still waiting for your proof that "high rates" alleged sexual abusers "seek out" jobs in the fire department , you just said we all should know well I don't know anything about that farce that's just shit you made up "politician" along with your petty "self-satisfied" attitude , just like you don't know what its like to do real hard time years ago and have lucky little narcissist like yourself jump in front of the line and really think your are better , Oh and they know who I am when they get my checks and with my family's
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 18, 2018 at 2:13 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?And you could be again, this time for affecting surprisingly large positive transformations and to lasting effect 🙂 But seriously, our movement needs 'keepers-of-fact,' archivists of truth, legal scholars and historians, analysts and score-keepers, rhetoricians, human sexuality scholars and human rights (which includes children's rights) advocates and yes, statisticians and quants. I would like for a group of us to discuss these urgent and varied needs for our movement in the realization that talented and motivated lawyers are not enough, even if they are essential and we are rightly exultant that they have now appeared on the scene. Besides, our lawyers cannot possibly know or remember every legal element that might make a difference in their cases. Can we now get this ball rolling? AJ, Chris, Tim Moore, "Lost" and others too numerous for me to remember? davidkennerly@gmail.com
  • LS February 18, 2018 at 1:45 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s Surgery@C. I am so very sorry for what you have to go through, with respect to your kids. I recently lost my job (a really good one, as a bank officer) of 23 years, because they discovered that I am on the registry (which goes back 11 years. Its possible that not all hospitals actually "swipe" drivers licenses. For me, they just asked for it, and then entered my information. Later, when I had time to think about it, I wondered what they would have done, had I told them that I do not drive, and forgot my wallet at home. Would I have been denied entrance for lack of a photo ID? I didnt see any signs stating so.
  • LS February 18, 2018 at 1:32 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s Surgery@Tim Moore. Yes, you have pretty much summarized all registrants lives to a T. I am so sad and mad, that I ever let something like this happen to me.
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 18, 2018 at 1:31 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Well, I think it is clear that many people clearly do "age-out" of libido. Whether that's good or not it is clear, for many, the case.
  • New Person February 18, 2018 at 12:42 am on General Comments February 2018I like the idea, but I think equal protection probably applies to "punitive" consequences, not statutory. Yet, you do bring up an equal protection issue when it is a federally mandated statute. By simply relying on a state's registry, the federally mandated IML has varying statutes that conflict with one another - especially since CA is only a lifetime term whereas other states are tiered. Then you can go into detail such as if your CA crime involved a 16 - 17 year old, but in another state the legal age of consent is 16 years of age. And since the IML is federally mandated, then the 2003 decision of Smith v Doe stating that only "convictions" belong to the registry means those in CA who earned a 1203.4 case dismissal should not be on the registry. Again, the IML forces all states to be uniform in statutory regulation or else there is equal protection issue at hand.
  • David February 18, 2018 at 12:04 am on NY: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Protect New York’s Children from Sex OffendersSo is this a fersure thing? And does anybody think it'll get ruled unconstitutional? or what we'll happen next?
  • mike r February 17, 2018 at 11:52 pm on General Comments February 2018Man look how short and precise this is. Any comments? Like I said I don't know for sure if SCOTUS has addressed the multi state statute conflicts. If not this could be a new area of law. I am sure it just not on an issue where such dramatic differences in penalties were involved. (Right to Equal Protection) The sex offender registration and notification laws are discriminating irrationally among classes of ex-offenders which violate the equal protection clauses. The Sex Offender label is a federally and state mandated label that includes discrimination by the federal and state government against this created class through laws such as in the form of: (a) IML (“International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders,” Pub. Law No. 114–119, 130 Sta. 15 (2016)); (b) federal housing programs denial, Section 578 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA) prohibits the admission of lifetime registered sex offenders to federally assisted housing. The regulations adopted by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement the statute became effective on June 25, 2001 http://nhlp.org/resourcecenter?tid=128; (c) Also 42 USCS § 13663 (2004) explicitly purports to deny dangerous sex offenders, but in fact, requires PHAs (Public Housing Authorities) to deny eligibility to federally assisted housing to anyone listed on a state sex offender registry, many whom cannot be considered dangerous, but are guilty of offenses that were non-violent or consensual. See also residency and presence restrictions; (d) EEOC (US Equal Opportunity Commission) web site specifically lists government registries like the Sex Offender Registry as valid research tools to deny employment, even though the lengths of time on the registry often far exceeds the time other criminal convictions can be used to deny employment; (e) and the interference with a plethora of laws targeted at restricting the upbringing of Plaintiff’s children/grandchildren, or any minor. While this should only be possible if applied equally to all people in the same circumstances, it is most definitely not. Each state controls what crimes qualify to be on the Sex Offender list as well as the arbitrary duration, and to what information is provided to the public. For a partial list of obligations and statutes see, http://ccresourcecenter.org/resources-2/restoration-of-rights/50-state-comparison-relief-from-sex-offender-registration-obligations/ Regardless of another State’s sex offender laws or criteria for inclusion on the national Sex Offender Registry, since Plaintiff is from California, no matter what state he moves he is subject to lifetime registration requirements even though others in the same circumstances, or very similar situations, may get relief after that state’s set duration for registration for the same offense or similar offense as he has. Even though these other state's codes are not codified in the California statutes they are a direct effect of California’s statutory scheme. The Supreme Court has never addressed the issue whether an equal protection claim violation occurs when multiple state statutes and codes conflict causing "extreme punitive effects" that vary for individuals in similarly situated circumstances.
  • Tim Moore February 17, 2018 at 11:49 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgerySo this is the message I am getting from the painfully concerned public. If you are a registered citizen they don't want you to: - Become a fire man and save lives. - Produce a play and entertain people. - Open a legal storefront in a busy mall - Support your child at school activities - Travel the world and expand your education - Be at your child's bedside when her life hangs in the balance - Anything else a wholesome person might do In other words maintain the stereotype of the loner predator in the shadows. Stay in your criminal box, so they won't have to stray out of their box. A pox on their boxes.
  • Tim Moore February 17, 2018 at 11:26 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryI like your idea. We should not give support to institutions which terrorize us, if it is possible to save your child's life at some more humane facility.
  • Tim Moore February 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Hi Interesting, (I'm old fashioned, what's with this social media @ [name here] stuff) just saying if they are picking someone to be their expert, they should apply all his findings. I don't have the skills to assess Hanson's work, but I can recognize cherry picking.
  • Tim Moore February 17, 2018 at 11:06 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryYes, and they can monitor dangerous people if they want to. Dang, you or I can even monitor people with the basic tecnologies we have today, but that would be called stalking if we did it. Instead they knock on registrant doors and make a show of public safety, sometimes swat cars and all in the middle of the night, and then they plaster it up on their website, they are keeping the predators in line. That's because the politicians give them money for that, and they must dance to the tune of containing villain sex offender for their bread. Its a business.
  • Tim Moore February 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessRead: $215...for EACH homeless person.
  • Tim Moore February 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm on OR: OSU to require students with felony convictions, sex-offender status to self-reportI am thinking this is going to create a lot of chaos and undermine the mission of higher education, which is to provide quality education to the most citizens. Instead of focusing resorces on how to get the best educational programs and the best professors, the administration will be spending its time playing nanny, figuring out what a student can do and where a student can go based on whatever criminal record he or she has. What do you do have detectives in each classroom watching over the former offenders? Do you not let the former rapist take dance, because it involves physical contact? Do you keep the former embezzer out of business school, the arsonist away from chemistry?
  • Alec February 17, 2018 at 9:48 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryWait, why was your *wife* denied entry? She's not an RC, they have no cause to do that.
  • Guessit February 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm on PA: Thousands of sex offenders no longer have to register. Should lawmakers put them back on a list for life?Im just wondering about when is psp going to start mailing out letters to those past 10 year deal? Also, when is Gov. Going to sign bill/s? When will psp take people off the registry as in no info found on a 10 past year offenders?
  • mike r February 17, 2018 at 8:49 pm on General Comments February 2018Even though these codes are not codified in the California statutes they are a direct effect of California’s statutory scheme. Has the Supreme Court ever addressed the issue whether an equal protection claim violation occurs when multiple state statutes and codes conflict causing extreme effects that vary for individuals in similarly situated circumstances.
  • mike r February 17, 2018 at 8:43 pm on General Comments February 2018HA HA that was pretty sharp...
  • C February 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryWow, I'm sorry to hear that happened to you and hope it never happens to me. I've visited one or two hospitals since my little guy was in there, (newborns in the family), and have yet to be "carded." When did hospitals start swiping DLs? Missing all of my kid's school plays and meetings has been hard enough, but to not be able to be with them in hospital would kill me. Daddy missed the play because he had to work is bad enough. Daddy can't be there before your surgery or when you wake up would be too much to bear. Will they stop us when trying to get a severely injured into the ER? Bastards.
  • mch February 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLJames & AJ I have filed a FOIA request with CBP out of curiosity. I did receive a couple of pages of dates when I crossed the border at San Ysidro returning from Baja. It gave the date, time and that I was sent to secondary, but all personal information had been deleted or blacked out. I had also requested from the FBI which only had my California arrest info and no action taken. I did also make a request to Interpol and they required a notarized proof of identity. I have yet to follow up on the request. My "international" travel was limited to driving into the tourist zones in Baja. My return trips had been uneventful; CBP was professional, at times jovial. They ran my passport, saw the dozens and dozens of times I have crossed the border, sent me to secondary, wait 10 minutes and back on the road. It had not been a problem.
  • Dustin February 17, 2018 at 7:48 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryThey're already a click away in NCIC, to which all LE has access. Also, I'd bet if that lady were pressed about the details and circumstances of the case she's referencing, she'd draw a blank.
  • R M February 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@bm, try here https://www.dhs.gov/dhs-trip
  • R M February 17, 2018 at 5:17 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryIn 2004, my son was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and was admitted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I was in NJ, CHOP is in Pennsylvania. My PO was telling me I had to submit travel plans 10 days in advance; my son was admitted same day as diagnosed. I flat out told my PO I'm going and if he stopped me, tomorrow's headlines would read "State denies registrant visitation of hospitalized son with cancer". He got an emergency travel plan together in a matter of minutes. The hospital never even ID'd me (or anyone I'm guessing). However, I wasn't allowed to stay at the hospital overnight (unless I registered the hospital as "a place where I reside" (sleep)). It's very sad that private institutions think registrants are going to re-offend (with known proven recidivism statistics) and deny entry. Makes me wanna puke all over society.
  • NYLevel1 February 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm on NY: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Protect New York’s Children from Sex OffendersHe'd sell his own for votes upstate. Albany is a toilet. Bruno and Skelos both got away with corruption. Hopefully Skelos will soon be retried and sent to Sing Sing but I doubt it. Schools, parents and guardians can protect children.What is a 1,000 feet going to do except make Cuomo look BIG to the voting rubbish upstate. Even NYC parole and probation have said this would make sex-offenders homeless. Again, guns in school are safe but sex-offenders are dangerous. This is something the NYCLU should fight but they probably won't. We should all bombard them with calls and emails. https://www.nyclu.org
  • Brian February 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteWell marsico was known for designing SO laws and getting them to pass and whatnot knowing dam well they were unconstitutional, now he’s going to run and retire because they know 1952 and 631 aren’t going to stand up in court on the first challenge and are ex post facto, It’s already going to be knocked down as soon as it’s passed anyhow, Edmund Haenig is going to challenge HB 1952 – Edmund is former Bethlehem police officer and admitted sex offender, he has hired a lawyer to challenge the expanded registration requirements of Megan’s Law which will bring HB 1952 to the front of the agreement on due process – ex post facto retroactive application of Megan’s law. Here we go yall a new Muniz is up.
  • Jack February 17, 2018 at 3:17 pm on CA: Sacramento Judge Rules Some of CDCR’s Prop. 57 Regulations Are VoidPatsy, there is no chance, that your felony would be considered violent. And if for some asinine reason the CDCR decides that it is, Janice will sue.
  • NPS February 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm on CA: Sacramento Judge Rules Some of CDCR’s Prop. 57 Regulations Are VoidLewd and lascivious is 288(a) (big difference from a 288a charge). According to the CDCR, 288(a) is classified as a violent felony.
  • David Kennerly, A Risk To Whom? February 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm on CA: Sacramento Judge Rules Some of CDCR’s Prop. 57 Regulations Are Void"lewd n luscious?" That's pretty good 🙂 It may have been inadvertent but it's pretty funny.
  • James February 17, 2018 at 2:31 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLAJ I appreciate this. I probably have to find my old passport and get the exact date South Korea detained me. And then make the request...if I do this, it probably helps everyone, (knowledge is everything and empowers) On the other hand, I have three, (I hope), important trips to Europe this year and I am not sure I want to attract attention to myself. This is always the problem. Thanks for your response. If I do anything with this, I will of course report back and let everyone know how it goes. Best Wishes, James
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s Surgery@Only ME: I'm not sure what you're trying to convey. It doesn't matter who signed the law, just that it exists statutorily. The statutory prohibition on health care work would appear to meet the stigma-plus criteria. Everything I've read in the paper and two of the cited cases (Humphries and Valmonte) point to that being a Due Process violation.
  • Tim L February 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restorationAlex and TJ, You both are correct to acknowledge that some acts cannot be prevented by law making. It is more important to win the hearts and minds of the citizenry. We are no longer taught to respect the constitution. The people can not depend on govt to protect them from everything. Such reliance is foolish. IMHO the USA will collapse via the debt. You can't buy friends. As our govt expands far beyond the two levels Fed&State established under the constitution the debt will too expand beyond our ability to pay it back. The cancer is terminal now the people merely refuse to acknowledge it. Denial plain and simple. Instead the people demand short term feel good policies to the detriment of long loved LIBERTY!
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@James: The only instance I know of someone making the request was recently on here. Someone mentioned they'd done the request (not recently). I want to say they got a goose-egg for results, but cannot recall for certain. To my recollection, I'POL's rules do not allow them to deny the request for self-info. I don't recall whether or not redaction was part of the picture. What I gleaned from it is they would release all non-sensitive information in their files. I suppose it's possible USG would want some stuff held back, but I think if that were the case, it would probably use a less transparent means than I'POL. I'm not sure I've properly or fully answered your question, but it's all I have! 🙂 (What sucks is there being no online method to request the info, nor a domestic mailing address. All requests go to France by post.)
  • Alex February 17, 2018 at 11:22 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are Homeless@ AJ Yup, that is correct. It has been like that since its inception. You can work right next to a school - day or night and you can visit family and friends day or night (post-probation for night only because no more probation curfew restrictions). You just can't establish a residence for more than 5 days within a 2500 foot radius of schools where you would put your head on a pillow at night to sleep. That goes for everybody. Transient, probation and post-probation citizens. Crazy yes. lol
  • RC in SoCal February 17, 2018 at 11:21 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryIt happened to my family here in SoCal. My daughter had an appointment for a sleep study at Radys Childrens Hospital b/c she seems to have severe obstructive sleep apnia and seems to stop breathing temporarily while sleeping. We were denied entry at the door after a check of my name (via my DL) revealed I am an RC. The nurse flat out said neither me or my wife was allowed on premises b/c of my RC status.
  • USA February 17, 2018 at 11:08 am on OR: OSU to require students with felony convictions, sex-offender status to self-reportWell, this is a bit disturbing. I’m presently aware those in Ca must notify Colleges of their registration status. I never did. Now, felons must notify the school as well? I believe this will result in a lawsuit! It seems very prejudicial!
  • Alex February 17, 2018 at 11:07 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are Homeless@John Yes, that is correct. I mean't " can't " loiter or be present at a park or in school grounds without your child. Sorry for the typo.
  • RC in Cali February 17, 2018 at 11:03 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s Surgery.org happened to me here in SoCal. My daughter had an appointment at Rady's Childrens for a sleep study because she has severe obstructive sleep apnia. The local doctors don't want to .com .org because she is a dwarf and very young. I took her to radys and they turned us away at the door because when they ran my ID they got a hit on zML website. I was told point blank that I was being denied soley because I was on the registry.
  • LS February 17, 2018 at 10:58 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s Surgery@C. I was denied visitation, because I am a registrant. The hospital checks the Megans Law Website, and does not allow admitance to anyone, who is on it. It never crossed my mind either, until I got to the front desk to check in, and they told me a security guard was on there way, to escort me from the building. And that was even with the childs parent (my Brother) standing there telling them that it was ok. I am glad that you did not encounter the trouble that I did.....this time.
  • Only ME February 17, 2018 at 10:57 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryAJ, Health care can't work in and i think Clinton was the one that signed into federal law
  • wb February 17, 2018 at 10:55 am on CA: Sacramento Judge Rules Some of CDCR’s Prop. 57 Regulations Are Voidis a 288a a violent crime lewd n luscious ?
  • wb February 17, 2018 at 10:54 am on CA: Sacramento Judge Rules Some of CDCR’s Prop. 57 Regulations Are Voidmy question is I was pled no contest to a 288[a] lewd n lascivious in 1989 is that a violent crime per legislators etc I was 18 victim 13 any one out there kno the answer ??
  • James February 17, 2018 at 10:38 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLLet me ask AJ a question since he responded while I was still typing my reply...;>}} Has anyone filed a request through INTERPOL? (or has it been denied as confidential at the request of the US Government?) Heck, if this were possible, a simple request for information to INTERPOL, I think I'd like to see what they are sending out on moi. Have other people filed such a request? Thanks Best Wishes, James
  • John February 17, 2018 at 10:27 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessI think you mean't " can't " correct ? Not " can "
  • James February 17, 2018 at 10:24 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLIt was an Angel's Watch Interpol Notice...a green notice of your conviction. Angel's Watch is a division of the US Marshal's Service, I believe, though it could now be part of Customs and Border Protection. I am surprised to say that I don't think that anyone has seen the Green Notice sent out on them, except for those few that had a brief view on a computer screen when being denied entry at whatever county they were trying to get into. This is a pretty politically savvy group of people here...and as noted it is surprising that no one has filed a Freedom of Information Request to see whatever is being sent out on themselves. I remember bringing this up a couple of years ago...and there was some kind of answer....maybe a prohibition from seeing Law Enforcement files....something like that. (I wish someone would correct me on this). 1. Are you on a registry? 2. Did you send or give the required 21 day Notice of International Travel as required by the International Megan's Law? (though I thought the IML really applied to Minor's, 14 and under convictions.) It is becoming obvious as I type this that there is a lot I don't know...yours is an honest question, and my attempt to respond is sincere. But I don't know. Hopefully others with more knowledge than I will chime in on your problem...which really is all of our problems. Personally, I used to travel frequently to Latin America and the Caribbean...but have not attempted travel anywhere except Europe since the passage of the IML. Let me try again...you could or should file a Freedom of Information Act request with CBP or the US Marshall's Office. I don't know if it will be successful, but this is the honest answer to your question. Good Luck, (and I am so sorry for your ordeal...or my detention was an ordeal so I presume yours was also). Best Wishes, James
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 10:22 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry@AlexO: Before this, I was one of those “throw the key away” people for just about all crimes. ----- A shrink once half-jokingly told me, "If you want to make a liberal out of a conservative, have him spend a night or two in jail. If you want to make a conservative out of a liberal, have him get mugged."
  • Wants off February 17, 2018 at 10:20 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteI think its just the opposite. I think they know they never should applied the law retroactively and that it is their own fault they are in the situation they are in. Nobody is in a hurry to clean up their own mess.
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 10:20 am on Survey – International Travel after IML@bm: File a request with INTERPOL,which involves snail-mailing a request to France (https://www.interpol.int/INTERPOL-expertise/Notices/What-are-your-rights). The USG may have used other avenues, but they almost certainly pinged I'POL to issue a Green Notice.
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 10:14 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@LostandDevastated: That seems like a highly salable skill. Maybe start freelancing some analysis on financial websites (even in comment sections) under a pseudonym. If/When your analysis starts hitting, people will start caring less about your past, and more about how you can make them richer. There's gotta be a gig or job out there that lets you work as an independent contractor. (Many RCs find being an IC the only way to go.)
  • Debbie February 17, 2018 at 10:10 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryThat poor child being alone and attended my strangers of nurses and doctors without the parent present. It's ridiculous.
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 10:09 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Though I don't keep any list of quotes and such, I do have some case law and legal papers saved and categorized. Beyond that, it creeps out of the gray matter now and again.
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 10:05 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Though one may not (assuming the premise) "age out," one certainly does "time out." There's a big difference, which Screaming Marci doesn't grasp.
  • C February 17, 2018 at 10:03 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryThe misplaced priorities in this country are tragic on the grandest of scales. Politicians and LE are so utterly consumed with destroying the lives of bogeymen who looked at pictures that 17 vibrant healthy lives were snuffed out by a known psychopath who gave every warning sign he would commit this atrocity. Way to go FBI! Way to go Floriduh!
  • Brian February 17, 2018 at 10:03 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for vote@Paul I think that’s a grand idea, I have had the list of where my job is covered, y home town and a couple other city’s near by, I just recorded the amount that are in that town registered, I guess I should look to see if they just work in these towns because if they loose their job or something then that will show one less or a couple less people giving me a false report..
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 9:44 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryFake news = contemporary term for yellow journalism.
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 9:42 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are Homeless@Alex: So just to be clear, FL rationally believes a sleeping RC will offend at the school that's closed (because it's the middle of the night)? Now that's some crazy, irrational fear!
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 9:37 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@T: Rep. Smith versus whom?
  • AlexO February 17, 2018 at 9:29 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryLikewise for me. I started rehab the same week as my arrest. Other than having to register, the rest of the experience was actually a positive one for me. Lots of issues were addressed in my life that kept building up. Even the negative aspects of the experience like jail were a positive one as it helped me built more empathy and understanding of how our system works in general. Before this, I was one of those "throw the key away" people for just about all crimes.
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 9:26 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@David Kennerly: Yes, I do agree on all counts. The Kochs are routinely maligned as right-wingers or wanting to "take over the government" (which is starting to sound more and more appealing, based on the nincompoops on all sides in D.C.), but are more libertarian than anything. Nobody seems to care of mention that the "David H. Koch Charitable Foundation" funds, among many other things, programs on that (start: sarcasm) liberal, money-wasting entity known as PBS (end: sarcasm). P.S. Isn't dilution a binary concept? Can one be partially diluted?
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 9:18 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are Homeless@Eric Knight: Methinks you missed some zeroes or an M after that $215... Either that, or they work for awfully cheap! 😛
  • LostandDevastated February 17, 2018 at 9:16 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@DavidKennerly In my past life I was a data scientist/quant
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 9:14 am on GA: He was arrested for a sex act that’s no longer a crime. Years later, he remains convicted@R M: I second what CR says. I also think the legislators 1) are too lazy to spend time cleaning up the books of old/unconstitutional laws; 2) are afraid to repeal it and have it become a campaign issue; 3) like to leave things on the books so someone less-informed complies without being legally required to do so. That State statute or City ordinance staring you in the face is much stronger than some court ruling you may not know about or recall. It's no different than the Halloween and residency laws ACSOL keeps having to sue over.
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 9:04 am on General Comments February 2018@Chris F: Answering both your posts: 1. Yes, it's binding on the 9th, and only persuasive elsewhere....except there are other cases. In the 11th, they found the other direction in Smith ex rel Smith v. Siegleman. Yet in the 2nd, they found in agreement with the 9th in deciding Valmonte v Bane. So we already have a Circuit-split, with the 2nd & 9th on one side, the 11th (surprise!) on the other. 2. Yes, it very well could implicate IML (or even the 7-day away-from-home notification) with its "altering or extinguishing" concept. A fairly decent paper that addresses all this is: https://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/44/5/Comment/Navid.pdf. The author does make a brief--and quite erroneous--detour in comparing RC registries with child abuse registries, but it's otherwise a good paper. There are some footnotes covering the No-Fly list, finding it doesn't meet stigma-plus because it's confidential. However this "confidential" avoidance wouldn't apply to IML, since it flows directly from the public registries. (In fairness to the States and USG, if they made MLs LE-only, all stigma-plus claims would probably disappear.) P.S. Yes, international travel is a right. I can find the case again if need be.
  • TS February 17, 2018 at 9:04 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Have to wonder if @AJ has a running log of what you are thinking of @David Kennerly. Many references pass through here daily that are useful and usable to others in discussions or even court pursuits such as @mike r has done. @mike r's docs are a nice repository of citations to reference which is something he has made available to those here (understand he did a lot of research too as have others, e.g. AJ, Lake County, Chris F, et al).
  • bm February 17, 2018 at 8:54 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLThey scanned my passport and my daughter and wife and told just me that I am not allowed to enter DR. The USA government sent some notes. It's confidential an officer told me. However I was their in 2016 and 2017 and my conviction is from 2011,involving 17 year old consensual relationships. Age of consent in our state is 17. The immigration officer followed me including drinking, bathroom everywhere until plane went into the sky. How I can find out from where and what kind of info they received?
  • AJ February 17, 2018 at 8:53 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryReading up on the legal notion of "stigma-plus", it would seem to apply here--with the State, not the hospital, being the defendant. According to the "plus" of stigma-plus, one only need suffer and "altered *or* extinguished" right previously granted by the State. (The stigma part--presence on ML--is a given by both sides.) Prior to the State stigmatizing him, he had a right to enter that hospital. No longer...it's been altered *and* extinguished. That's a liberty-interest deprivation and violation of the 14th Amendment. IMO, there are all sorts of stigma-plus lawsuits RCs could file...any job for which an RC is explicitly barred from applying for appears to meet stigma-plus. (See: https://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/44/5/Comment/Navid.pdf *) *This paper is good for the most part, but veers significantly--and quite erroneously--off course when briefly addressing RC registries vs. child abuse registries.
  • alienated February 17, 2018 at 8:43 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryWhat is wrong with Florida that is Cruel and unusual punishment. Last time I got a Costco card I wasn't denied human rights this is ludicrous
  • David Kennerly, A Risk To Whom? February 17, 2018 at 8:30 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?We need to do even better, though. It would be wonderful if there were, amongst us, a researcher who would plumb the depths of the literature and create a body of citations and spreadsheets, talking points, develop arguments, etc. that would be available to Emily or Lenore or Janice or anyone else who goes up against the likes of Marci Hamilton ("THEY DON'T AGE OUT, THEY DON'T AGE OUT!!). We need to compile the data ourselves and develop a comprehensive reference tool that is there at the touch of a finger. We need a "quant."
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 17, 2018 at 8:18 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townNew Person "These reactions and notifications are proof that the intent of statutory has now become retributive, such as your response." Stop abusing your thesaurus its goofy. I am not seeking reward from anyone and especially not from people that can't comprehend what the reality of ones place in public is., they are not capable of rewarding someone with superior knowledge of the subject now are they? I aim to negate the disease within bring it to light. Besides your pal the want be Chief didn't get his way and said he will no longer help anyone Shows what kind of person he is and what his motives were which intern gets back to my point of why people like him seek out positions like Chief in the first place. But you're not man enough to admit that is reality. I'm done playing with the light weight soy boys for now I have Reg laws to fight no time for your SJW snowflakery
  • John February 17, 2018 at 7:59 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessThis guy Ron Book went to the streets and "manually" counted every homeless registered citizen one by one. Every single one of those suffering homeless citizens is a $$$ for Ron and Lauren Book. . . It's despicable.
  • Alex February 17, 2018 at 7:52 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessSorry, I forgot. You can loiter or be present on school grounds or at a park where children are at. Like right on the grounds. Unless you are with you're own child.
  • C February 17, 2018 at 7:47 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryThis is a classic example of "fake news" through deliberately false, inaccurate or just plain lazy reporting.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 17, 2018 at 7:45 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townPA Docket sheets and Background checks Mic Drop
  • Alex February 17, 2018 at 7:44 am on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessThat's how it is here in Miami-Dade county and Broward county. Not sure how it is in the counties of Central and Northern Florida. I'm sure every county has a different set of rules and ordinances of their own. I'm 7 years in abiding by this crap, it is probably different for some. If you're transient, a set of rules, if you're on probation, a different set of rules, and if you're post probation(me), the restrictions of course are minimal, but still have some rules that apply to all 3. This is from talking to many registrants of all 3 types through out the years when I go register. All I know is that, you can't reside or live anywhere within 2500 feet of schools. What they mean by that is " sleep " and what they mean by sleep is, the average person goes to sleep at 10pm to 7am. During the day, all those places you are prohibited from sleeping, you can visit and be there all day. Morning, afternoon, and early evening hours. Even if children are playing outside or if there is a school right next to the house or place you're visiting. So if you visit a family member or friend of yours and they live next to a school and kids are playing outside, you can be there, but you can't sleep there even though school hours are already long done with by night time and the kids are already at their homes with their families sleeping. It's retarded I know. Hopefully the Federal lawsuit that FAC has pending with residence restrictions can end all this madness.
  • C February 17, 2018 at 7:40 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryWere you denied visitation because you're a registrant, or because you're not a parent or caregiver? Please let us know, as this is an important distinction. I shudder to think of this happening here in CA. My little boy spent 4 days in the hospital a few years ago - the longest 4 days of my life - and I was with him at least 12 hours every day, tag teaming with my wife. Thankfully, I never encountered a problem and I'm not sure it even crossed my mind.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 17, 2018 at 7:35 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townLOL I have but it seems Sandy is too scared to put my posts up she's a cowered keeps deleting them and you're pathetic lol Any way I think my post speak for them selves your trolling me on another site. The power of knowledge is a great thing.
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 17, 2018 at 7:08 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Marci Hamilton is coming from some sort of left-center political position based on her views on religious exemptions, abortion rights, feminism, LBGTQ, etc.
  • @Paul2 chikity check February 17, 2018 at 5:47 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town@Paul2 chikity check Forget to take your skittles? You go by your other alias of Jim B on another website similar to this one? Appears you said the same thing there that you're doing here on this topic verbatim! You going to provide sources of your info on how you know these truths you spout condescendingly? No, doubt it. Didn't there. You just like to stir up trouble to get a rise regardless of which website you comment on. Mic drop
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 17, 2018 at 4:31 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteBrian I did not keep track of the names but he was out of a group of Tier 3 absconders and transients I am starting a new set to watch for people with two or more convictions and others. I hope we can work together on this to pinpoint stuff Id like to verify people with two or more come off or out of state
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 17, 2018 at 2:32 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryThis is one of the ways that our opponents misdirect the public on the issue of the Registry. They like to confuse the existence and utility of the Registry with the ability of law enforcement to know about sex offenders or, for that matter, anyone with a criminal record. Law enforcement does not need the Registry. They've never needed the Registry. They have your's, my and every other person with a criminal record's arrest history.
  • Brian February 17, 2018 at 1:05 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for vote@Paul chikity check Do you recall the persons name and tire that was removed, someone said psp is going alphabetical order when they called psp. Wandering if it’s true and what letter they are at now.
  • LS February 17, 2018 at 12:56 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryYes, very sad. My Nephew was in a life or death situation a few years back, and I was denied visitation rights to a hospital here in California. Each time something like this happens (big or small) to a registrant, those against us laugh, and then press on for even tighter restrictions.
  • Harry February 17, 2018 at 12:40 am on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryFor the protection of children from whom? It is different nearly 35 killed and wounded at FL High School by a nut case known by the FBI and the local sheriff whom likely placing priority harassing the homeless RC's.
  • T February 17, 2018 at 12:21 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?They should do a debate about the IML.
  • T February 17, 2018 at 12:12 am on OR: OSU to require students with felony convictions, sex-offender status to self-reportMy question is did Luke committed the crime before he was required to registered for it? why is it necessary for a student to disclose his/her criminal background, is this going to reduce crime on campus by requiring students to disclose criminal background and then put their information out on campus just so everyone knows who to watch out for to make students and faculty feel safe?
  • Not Really February 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryShe recalled one case where investigators used a photograph on the registry to track down a man who had committed three heinous rapes. “Otherwise, they would have started with every male in Santa Barbara County,” she said. There used to be this thing called a mug shot. And there used to be this thing called a criminal record that the authorities could utilize. Guess if it is not a click away it doesn't exist anymore.
  • Interesting February 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@Alex: Agreed. @New Person: Thanks for clearing it up. However, note that in the study of Hanson's 17 year claim he cites himself and/or his fellow Static-99 developers as sources within his study. There is an egregious conflict-of-interest at heart. A conflict-of-interest that few experts, including Professor Horowitz, have never seemed to address in virtually all of Hanson's "studies." @Tim Moore: Has Karl Hanson ever addressed the fact that there are no scientific studies that prove registration as having prevented crime in the first place? Empirical studies show registration laws either *causing* recidivism, or having no effect. Could it be that if registration laws were to be struck down, Hanson knows that his "science" will flush down the toilet along with the registration laws? @David: I certainly hope you are correct. It will be very interesting to see how, if any attorney does decide to battle it (in the context of the tiered registry), the attorneys will battle the Static-99R in the Courts. There will need to be published studies, without Hanson and/or his cohorts as author(s), that further expose the Static-99R flaws.
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 10:53 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town@ Paul 2 I believe you didn't comprehend that this was his second time being elected as a fire chief. There wasn't delusions of grandeur if this is your second time around. These reactions and notifications are proof that the intent of statutory has now become retributive, such as your response. If he wasn't on the registry, then there is no story here. No one is the wiser. Yet, people pushing the registry concern to the forefront are doing so for one reason - to bring that person down. That is being retributive as a public. This is what Colorado Judge Matsch identified as cruel and unusual punishment committed by the public, beyond the statute and its intent. 1. A fire chief forced to re-sign due to his identity belonging to the registry. 2. A lead actor in a play had the public boycott the play because he's on the registry. 3. A college pitcher scouted to be a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick and participate in the College World Series had to step down from playing and was passed over in a 40 round draft because a newspaper identified him as a registrant. 4. In Hurricane seasons in Florida, any registrant cannot be allowed into their shelters in times of natural disasters. To use a more local example, NPS was fired once discovered she was on the registry and only because she was on the registry. She's not even on ML's to be seen. All these events happened. All these events point to the registry being the culprit from re-integrating with the society once again. Re-integration is what prevents recidivism for any crime. That's a known study, also a recent article posted on ACSOL. Take Colorado's Judge Matsch's decision that it's the public that makes it 'cruel and unusual' and combine it with these national events, then you it becomes inevitable that these national events become evidence to overturn the registry as it prevents re-integration.
  • 4sensiblepolicies February 16, 2018 at 10:35 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgerySad and disgusting. Whoever came up with such a policy is a mentally ill person (or persons). If it were not a life and death emergency, I would not admit my child to have surgery under the care of an institution with barbaric policies. I would keep looking for a hospital that would allow me to be there near my child. It is difficult to fathom the anger and desperation one would feel if a tragedy occured during surgery and the parent had been barred from saying goodbye to his child. They would be wise to rethink that policy before something like that does happen.
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 10:31 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryInstances like this makes registrants appear human again.
  • Nemesis February 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townPaul, that name betrays you. You are nothing like humble. Narcissus fits you. That face in the pool looking back at you, that is your ghost.
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 10:29 pm on OR: OSU to require students with felony convictions, sex-offender status to self-reportFrom the article: ==== The university said it will then confidentially review students’ cases on a case-by-case basis. Those reviews will determine any restriction on extracurricular activities and needed support for the student. ==== So tack on more restrictions? Can't have a sex offender represent the school. He's got talent and would have been drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round of the MLB. Now he's been ostracized as he was passed over in the MLB draft with has like 30 or more rounds. That's how bad being labeled a registrant is once words gets out. It's just there to destroy lives trying to move beyond the past.
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm on NY: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Protect New York’s Children from Sex OffendersHe's like Marci Hamilton. Registrants aren't like other people. They're below people. So they shouldn't be able to re-integrate at all.
  • James February 16, 2018 at 10:20 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLI'm sorry to hear this...but it has been general common knowledge that the Dominican Republic was refusing entry to RSO's. I believe the DR was even listed on the RTAG Matrix, (which I can't find at the moment). Could you please maybe give some details on how they detained you and turned you around? The mechanics of this, I suppose. Thanks. Best Wishes, James
  • Tim Moore February 16, 2018 at 9:51 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?David, maybe the S 99 is the Trojan Horse? Or one of them. It almost seems that the lawmakers are inviting in the ultimate destruction of their laws.
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?AJ, and you will agree that Reason Magazine or Cato Institute, both libertarian entities, are clearly the only organizations that air debates such as the one Emily Horowitz won hands-down and take a public stance against the sex offender registry. I might add that the Koch brothers, much vilified by the left (and sometimes with good reason) are contributors and/or founders of both organizations. Let's give credit where credit is due.
  • Chris F February 16, 2018 at 9:06 pm on General Comments February 2018I realized something else about this line of arguments. It may also perfectly to IML and satisfying Stigma-Plus. Replace the parts that talk about being on the CACI list making employers extremely less likely to employ or be held liable with how the IML notifications make countries less likely to let us in or they are liable after being warned. Wasn't the right to travel internationally given the same weight as travelling domestically for a constitutional challenge? It's been awhile, so I don't remember.
  • Chris F (@AJ and Mike R) February 16, 2018 at 8:51 pm on General Comments February 2018Wow AJ, great find and very relevant to Mike R's case. I particularly like this part of B Plus that you mentioned: ******* Thus, for example, inclusion on the CACI does not necessarily bar the Humphries from obtaining a license for child care, but it does guarantee that the licensing entity will conduct an investigation anew before issuing or denying the license. However, we need not find that an agency will necessarily deny the Humphries a license to satisfy the "plus" test. Outright denial would mean that a listing on the CACI has extinguished the Humphries' legal right or status. Rather, Paul provides that stigma-plus applies when a right or status is "altered or extinguished." 424 U.S. at 711, 96 S. Ct. 1155 (emphasis added). We hold that where a state statute creates both a stigma and a tangible burden on an individual's ability to obtain a right or status recognized by state law, an individual's liberty interest has been violated. ********* Even though it's in the 9th, it should be able to be used in other circuits right? It's not as binding as a decision in a particular circuit, but as long as SCOTUS or something else in another circuit ruled much differently, it should hold weight I think.
  • David Kennerly, A Risk To Whom? February 16, 2018 at 8:38 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Personally, I think that the specific citation of Static-99 in the Tiered Law is the State's (California's) Pandora's Box (or some other metaphor that escapes me at the moment) and to their disadvantage. Static-99 is clearly on a precipice, nationwide, and is going to be fought. We will win that fight in the fullness of time, sooner rather than later, I believe. There is a payload in their law which they haven't discerned or, if they did, they can (very convincingly) plead ignorance.
  • Eric Knight February 16, 2018 at 8:37 pm on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessRon Book and his daughter, Senator Laren Book, receive about $215 for the organization they oversee (and most probably siphon funds) from the state for every homeless sex offender they can create. In short, they have a financial incentive to create as many homeless registrants as possible. That is why they have pushed for laws that create impossible residence zones.
  • Nicholas Maietta February 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm on FL: Registrant Denied Access to Hospital For Son’s SurgeryIf the child is in danger of dying sometimes having loved ones near them makes all of the difference in the world for their health and mental well-being. It could even mean the difference between life and death. For Christ's sake the father is there for his child not anyone else's. I hope he spearheads the movement to make the change needed so families can stay together.
  • CR February 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm on GA: He was arrested for a sex act that’s no longer a crime. Years later, he remains convictedThe law remains on the books, but is unenforceable. It took South Carolina until 1998 and Alabama until 2000 to amend their states' constitutions to remove language prohibiting miscegenation, despite the Supreme Court decision in Loving v Virginia 1967. Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, and probably a few others still have laws on the books that criminalize sodomy, despite the Supreme Court decision striking down such laws in Lawrence v Texas 2003. This is a common practice in conservative states where the legislature and executives wish to demonstrate their defiance of Supreme Court decisions that strike down their bigoted and hateful laws that are nearly always based on ultra-conservative religious beliefs.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 16, 2018 at 7:21 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townGood point but it takes a narcissistic person to get things done in this day and age. So glad one of us got in.
  • CR February 16, 2018 at 7:19 pm on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessIt makes no sense. People who are transient don’t have a home to go to. Also, there is no mention of different rules for daytime vs nighttime.
  • R M February 16, 2018 at 6:13 pm on FL: More Than Half the Registered Sex Offenders in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are HomelessI'm confused about this statement in the article: "They are legislated to spend their nights on the streets, while they are free to go to their homes during the day." Where did that come from or what does it mean?
  • R M February 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm on GA: He was arrested for a sex act that’s no longer a crime. Years later, he remains convictedQuestion: if in Powell v. State of Georgia, 1998, the decision overturned the state's sodomy law, and in 2003, sodomy laws were overturned nationwide (Lawrence v. Texas), why does the 2016 Official Code of Georgia still have a sodomy law ( https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2016/title-16/chapter-6/section-16-6-2/ )?
  • bm February 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLI was refused to enter today Santo Domingo (DR). I went to DR 2016 and 2017 without any problems. Nobody explained the reason. It says you not allowed to enter. Do you know where I can find the reason?
  • Tim Moore February 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townMany are judged by their worst act; others get a pass because they have billions and hosted a reality TV show.
  • Tim Moore February 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?According to Hanson, the Static 99 or any other general assessment should no longer be used after 17 years, because the rate of re-offense for all former sex offenders drops to the same level as the general public at around that point. So scientifically speaking, no registry makes sense as a deterrent for those over 17 years offense free.
  • Tim Moore February 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryI started to be rehabilitated the day after the offense. So many things got addressed after the offense that weren't being addressed in my life. It was my hitting bottom. Only way I could go was up.
  • Sam February 16, 2018 at 1:49 pm on NY: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Protect New York’s Children from Sex OffendersI've been wondering, when governors make these laws do people actually vote on them or do they just get to pass whatever they feel like? And isn't this in direct conflict with his plan for criminal reintegration? https://www.ny.gov/restoring-fairness-new-yorks-criminal-justice-system/2018-criminal-justice-reform-package#improving-the-re-entry-process
  • TS February 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportGet a direct flight from A'dam to the USA (or go through Paris, Frankfurt, or Munich from A'dam) and save yourself the potential hassle while you certainly have a sound peace of mind. It's a great insurance policy of what you'll avoid and will ensure great memories from the trip all around. If you stay the course, good luck and may the travel be smooth because you'd certainly be an exception to noted experiences.
  • Sam February 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportI thinki remember you mentioning this before. I thought you'd actually booked the flight there specifically. It's crazy that they arrested you when you tried to go out of the airport during a layover. Now I'm a bit scared to go back and visit my friends and family.. But then again I wouldn't be coming from the US to not sure how it will work this time around. Going to go to renew my visa here in about 2 weeks. So hopefully it goes well.
  • Hmmm... February 16, 2018 at 1:23 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryI don't think the article's author read the actual legislation. Tier 3 also consist of "high" Static-99R scorers.
  • Hmmm... February 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryVoid in this article is the fact that the highly flawed Static-99R will be used to also determine Tier 3 offenders. The tiered registry will not merely be limited to the "severity of crimes."
  • TS February 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm on General Comments February 2018I see the end of Shawshank Redemption here and a beach with a boat...
  • James February 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportI will counter AJ's advice...to a degree. If you can change your current ticket to avoid London, you should. However, I think they will hold you in the international section of Heathrow, which is sealed off from the other sections of the airport anyhow, then send you on your way. This is essentially what they did with me in South Korea...at least when the let me out of jail they led me to the international sealed off section of the airport...and then I flew back to LAX. Of course I had a big layover, on purpose, and my error was trying to leave the airport. I don't know what your layover time is Heathrow is...in case they do hassle you that you have enough time to be put on your ongoing flight. But this is return, so how is Angel Watch to notify LHR, (Heathrow)? Good Luck James
  • AJ February 16, 2018 at 12:35 pm on General Comments February 2018Here's a case from the 9th that points to there being some conditions (mandatory registry checks by licensing agencies) where MLs meet the "stigma-plus" test and require Due Process procedures: https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1276651/humphries-v-county-of-los-angeles/. Though SCOTUS reversed the decision, that reversal was about a county or municipality being sued under a particular Federal Law. The stigma-plus analysis and rationale stands...SCOTUS made no mention of it whatsoever. When reading the case, save some time and skip down to "II. Analysis"--or if familiar with stigma-plus, skip to "b. Plus". When reading, replace "CARNA" with "SORA" or "SORNA".
  • It doesn’t work February 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm on NY: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Protect New York’s Children from Sex OffendersCuomo Knows Very Well that his new “law” does nothing to protect children & we know why he is forcing it through. Gotta just laugh at the corruption. Ugh, NY.
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Marci is using her personal interactions to guide her. She's using a micro view. So micro that she's incapable of delineating between pre-conviction and post conviction. So scare tactic is Marci's MO. When a different group of registrants kill children, they're not subjected to the registry. Why? B/c sex offenders are scary monsters. Yet, here's Emily with her resources from several different noted researchers, including state information about post conviction data. 1. The registry doesn't affect recidivism rates. This according to NJ and others when recorded 10 years before and 10 years after the implementation of the registry. 2. The recidivism rates of registrants are among the lowest of all conviction groups (save murders, but that wasn't identified.. probably for PR reasons in the debate). 3. No matter how hard registrants try to re-integrate, they're ostracized. Marci wants the 1 million gone. Registrants are being killed because they're on the registry. A guy with a PHd can only work in a coffee shop. Florida banishes its registrants to live under a bridge. etc... Re-integration is the best solution for preventing recidivism. That's for any convicted group. So why isn't there a registration from all the other convicts? In CA, it used to do it for mobs, but CA courts ruled that unconstitutional. Yet, it applied it to sex offenders (mainly for gay people). Then it just stuck.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteI just went through my booked marked people and found one guy that has been removed so far he was absconded and due relief from Muniz.
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 11:50 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@ AlexO, CA ignoring what the actual study states to do is exactly what I am saying the state of CA is doing. And they are still doing it in their tiered proposal (wait.. it's gonna be law now). How can you boast static-99 and then disregard it's supposed to be re-evaluated two years later as well as give you a better risk assessment for not offending during that time? How can you boast static-99 and have lifetime terms? All these works come from the same research Doctor.
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 11:45 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?@ Interesting, Allow me to re-iterate, because maybe I didn't express it with clarity. The length of custody by the state research (registration) in respect to recidivism is at max of 17 years. That is one study based upon actual re-offenses. The static-99 is a different study. It's the study of "potential recidivism", or potential re-offenses. And as you note, it's only good for 2 years. This is a different study. CA is picking things to exert their power over registrants in the research, but is willfully omitting other research work from Dr. Hanson. CA isn't taking the research work as a whole. Because if it did, then: 1) You'd have a new risk assessment every two years 2) The max registration length would be 17 years, for the highest risk offenders. But that's not the case. Your static-99 remains the only assessment for your registration term. And, in CA, your registration term is a lifetime. Even in the proposed tiered in CA, there exists three term minimums: 10 years, 20 years, and lifetime term. I say minimum b/c CA can extend it upon another "court decision reviewing your old case". If CA used Dr. Hanson's max length of 17 years, then the tier lengths would differ vastly. For this example, let's use 90 years as a lifetime term b/c minors can be on the registry. Now, we can create a respective ration to the 17 years. Ratios (w/ 90 years being lifetime term) 10 years/90 years = 0.11 20 years/90 years = 0.22 90 years/90 years = 1.00 Apply ratios to current proposal tier lengths: 10 years x 0.11 = 1.1 years on the registry 20 years x 0.22 = 4.4. years on the registry lifetime x 1.00 = 17 years on the registry In conclusion, CA isn't using all scientific based measures to guide itself. It is using "specific" measures that benefits only CA courts by neglecting to use the other studies from the same Dr. Hanson they rely upon. That's bad science being implemented.
  • kind of living HR 645 February 16, 2018 at 11:41 am on General Comments February 2018@ David Kenderly ,,,,, ,, Hell yes I hope he has his best running shoes on , and has a blast somewhere nice and safe , fishing and singing a little song
  • Sam February 16, 2018 at 11:33 am on NY: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Protect New York’s Children from Sex OffendersMissed the part of the article about limiting only the ones with offense against people under 13 but that would probably still be a good chunk of people
  • New Person February 16, 2018 at 11:25 am on GA: He was arrested for a sex act that’s no longer a crime. Years later, he remains convictedFrom the article: ========== On Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that ruling, saying the federal court lacked authority to entertain a challenge to Green’s sodomy conviction. ========== So, all it's saying is the federal court lacked the authority, despite the unconstitutionality. Someone is playing hard ball so that only a higher court can "entertain a challenge". This is akin to California's 17(b)(3) felony reduction. My memory is a bit fuzzy, but in the late 1950s, Banks had his sentence imposed and subjected to probation. Upon completion of probation, he wanted to reduce his conviction from felony to misdemeanor. Usually, just before completion of probation, a judge would give a "misdemeanor" sentencing and that would render the final judgement a misdemeanor. But Banks completed his probation without reducing his conviction. So he appealed to get his 1203.4 and his 17(b). It his here that we discover that probation withholds final judgement. There is no final judgement if you successfully complete probation. The courts actually had no power to declare a felony a misdemeanor at the time, which is why the courts gave a "misdemeanor sentencing" prior to the completion of probation. Here is the conclusion of the opinion: ========= We have noted the further contention for defendant that, since the Alameda County conviction (violation of the Vehicle Code) is in itself an essential and concurrent element of the San Diego County crime (possession of a revolver by a convicted felon), the San Diego prosecution should not be construed as being "for any other offense" within the meaning of the last sentence of Penal Code, section 1203.4. Since, as hereinabove related, defendant did not cause the probation procedures to be concluded as authorized by such section, we do not reach this last noted contention. We recognize that "conviction" has sometimes been given the meaning of a final judgment of conviction (see Truchon v. Toomey (1953), 116 Cal.App.2d 736, 738-745 [254 P.2d 638, 36 A.L.R.2d 1230]), but that meaning does not appear appropriate here. [22] Defendant relies on the familiar rule that "Where language which is reasonably susceptible of two constructions is used in a penal law, ordinarily that construction which is more favorable to the offender will be adopted." (People v. Smith (1955), 44 Cal.2d 77, 79 [2] [279 P.2d 33].) But that rule will not be applied to change manifest, reasonable, legislative purpose (here, the purpose expressed by section 17 of the Penal Code) that an alternatively punishable offense remains a felony until pronouncement of misdemeanor sentence or, if imposition of sentence is suspended, the purpose expressed by section 1203.4 read with section 17 that the offense remains a felony until the statutory rehabilitation procedure has been had, at which time the defendant is restored "to his former status in society insofar as the state by legislation is able to do so, with one exception, namely, that ... the record in the criminal case may be used against him for limited purposes in any criminal proceeding thereafter brought against him." (Stephens v. Toomey (1959), supra, p. 871 of 51 Cal.2d.) ========= There did not exist a 17(b)(3) before Banks. But because of Banks, 17(b)(3) was amended to the statute: ======= (3) When the court grants probation to a defendant without imposition of sentence and at the time of granting probation, or on application of the defendant or probation officer thereafter, the court declares the offense to be a misdemeanor. ======= With the reading of Banks' opinion and how 17(b)(3) is laid out, it seems automatic once you earn 1203.4 and there is no need for lengthy petition. Your successful completion of probation was your statutory rehabilitation procedure (or petition). But I digress... ... .. . So the GA courts are playing hard ball by stating the "federal courts lack the authority". They're prolonging the inevitable b/c the Constitution amended the wrong: his conviction isn't a crime b/c it was ruled unconstitutional.
  • AJ February 16, 2018 at 11:24 am on State Department Revokes Second Passport@Mike G: Unfortunately, my return ticket is through Heathrow, but what could they do to me then? Deport me? ----- Don't assume they'll forward you along to your next flight. Yes, they'll deport you...probably back to where you just came from. So if flying from Amsterdam to London, you may well get bounced back to A'dam. While not a punishment, it does throw a monkeywrench in things, as you lose the money spent on the UK-US flight, *and* have to buy a A'dam-US ticket. Were I you, I'd spend the $$ on changing it now and avoid any hassle.
  • AJ February 16, 2018 at 11:16 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for vote@Wants off: In a word: incentive. The State in general, and PSP in particular, have zero incentive to rush to get people off the list. (Because deep down they "know" you shouldn't be removed...) Even if they drag their feet, absent blatant gross negligence, the chance of a successful lawsuit is nil...and every bureaucrat knows that. The old, "I was just doing my job" didn't work for the the WWII Germans, but it works for present-day Uncle Sam.
  • Sam February 16, 2018 at 11:13 am on NY: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Budget Amendment to Protect New York’s Children from Sex OffendersOkay. Seriously. He is putting in place shit that was already found unconstitutional in NY. And the "loophole" is in the registry FAQ, it actually says that distance restriction makes no difference if they are going to reoffend or not. If this goes into effect in NYC you're going to have thousands of suddenly homeless registered citizens because you can't throw a rock without hitting a school. On top of that not all tier 2 and 3 had victims under 13. So unless you change the tiers where only people who had victims under 13 are level 2 and 3 you're creating a whole new clusterfuck. I hope this brings some cases against NYSOR as this would make 90-100% of RC in NYC jobless and homeless or in violation of some sort.
  • AJ February 16, 2018 at 11:02 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?This was a tough video to watch, solely due to the outlandish statements by Marci Hamilton. Wow. She seems to believe Nasser is the center of the bell curve, not the outlier, and is definitely one of the hair-on-fire people we need to counter. Good job, Emily Horowitz! ***** Marci Hamilton: "1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the time they're 18. That is a statistic that is confirmed again and again and again." ----- Thank you for confirming that RC laws are ineffective. ===== Paraphrasing: "To be on a registry, you have to have been convicted." ----- Thank you for confirming it's based purely on conviction, meaning it's retributive (i.e. punitive). ===== "You know what would be really great? To say there's no recidivism." ----- No sh!t, Sherlock. Name a crime where that wouldn't be great! What an asinine statement. ===== Ms. Hamilton comes across as a mean, angry person who will not entertain anything outside what she "knows" to be true, studies be damned. (I got a chuckle when Ms. Horowitz said to her, "that's rude.") I wonder what she thinks about Snyder and Muniz, given her allegiance to constitutionality.
  • kind of living HR 645 February 16, 2018 at 10:43 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryDA's and cops among other state offices are quite good at seeing to it you get a new case , CPS are pros at it , often using tactics to make children think they cant go home if they don't say this or that , and they don't just do it to RC's , many people have lost their kids in the manner , only to be sent to some so called home ran by the state , I have met , and know people that were great parents and lost their kids because of Nazi tactics , so watch your step , because a few years ago CPS got a call from some nut and said this guy was doing stuff to his kids , as it turned out there was no proof of that , and the parents were supposed to get their kids back and CPS said not just yet and made the parents jump hoops for a long time , and they still took the kids away , no crime , well the kids are older now and with their family because they are 18 and older , and everyone of them said the CPS forced them , I was just reading about another case along the same lines up in Oregon ,
  • David February 16, 2018 at 10:33 am on State Department Revokes Second PassportMile G, be absolutely certain to carry a copy of your 21-day notification with you when you're coming back through U.S. airpprt customs. (Having it ready and showing it to them has made it easier for me in the past when I've returned from Europe.) Good Luck! 👍
  • David February 16, 2018 at 10:27 am on State Department Revokes Second PassportMile G, I ditto James's comment: I think you should go and enjoy a vacation in Europe with your wife. ** fingers crossed everything works out smoothly **
  • Counting the days February 16, 2018 at 10:13 am on General Comments February 2018BTW, a cali registrant, so non sorna state. And going to tier system. So if I squint and look hard, I can see a dim light in the tunnel ahead of me. RUN TO THE LIGHT!
  • AlexO February 16, 2018 at 9:32 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?It would be a little more forgiving if the two things are independent, but it's the Static-99 documentation itself that has these facts in it. CA is literally ignoring the instruction manual they're using.
  • steve February 16, 2018 at 9:28 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryDitto... and if you don't learn the 1st time....
  • Dustin February 16, 2018 at 9:03 am on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restorationLike it or not, Rubio and the NRA are right - more gun control laws don't prevent anything. Gun control laws get tighter every time there's a mass shooting, yet they still happen. More frequently, in fact. Particularly concerning is the authority of "mental health professionals." Texas has already given them the authority to detain. Nebraska appears to be in progress. In the wake of Parkland, other states are certain to follow suit. It's a very alarming problem for RCs, considering public ignorance that all RCs are mentally ill and incurable and idiotic politicians who pander to them.
  • Eric February 16, 2018 at 8:54 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townUnfortunately, society judges someone based on their worst day. We need to be a more forgiving society and allow people to move forward as a contributing member without haunting baggage.
  • kind of living HR 645 February 16, 2018 at 8:38 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town@ Paul 2 You already wrecked your self , your comparing his charge with murder when you truly don't know the facts of his case? and arson below ? I cant even express in words for your dumbassary , Arson deaths in 2015 was somewhere around 3,280 , with a price tag of 14.3 Billion , what you need to do is worry about taking responsibility for your own actions rather than delegate what everyone else should be taking responsibility for . I don't "think" he owes anyone any a damn thing weasel , all you do is go around and down RC's and poo poo everyones effort in life , I already know you never did any real time , and your no Vet , no your just pushing people around on the internet , LOL , and where is your proof that a high rate of Sexual abusers seek out positions in the fire departments ? and how would they come up on lame shit like that , OH they must have been thinking of your HEROS the police ! talk about delusional , you think your on some stage and dropping your Mic , all the more reason that unconstitutional laws should only apply to those like your self that truly don't stand for the constitution
  • Dustin February 16, 2018 at 8:37 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town@Paul 2 Sounds like you're saying that RCs shouldn't stick up for themselves and meekly accept the second-class citizenship bestowed by an ignorant public, and that you're comfortable with the status quo of current registry and RC issues. Curious how you would expect anything to change if we just smile and eat every s*** sandwich given to us, as you seem to suggest.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 16, 2018 at 8:34 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteGood point there are 4500 or so they know are coming off they could work on those first but they are not. I booked marked like 200 people in my area due to come off in like 30min They have computers to sort this stuff.
  • Dustin February 16, 2018 at 8:20 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townThey don't even know what the act was, only the title of the statute he violated. Nor his sentence - if convicted in 2001 it was obviously not the 20 year max. Guessing the reporter didn't state the sentence because it might imply the actual act was not as serious as the the title of the statute suggests.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 16, 2018 at 8:04 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteThis is what I've been saying will happen Dave hang in there we will see someone step up to the plate on this soon.
  • Dustin February 16, 2018 at 8:03 am on NE: Bill would expand authority for mental health professionalsAnd so begins the era of the thought police. Notice the bill doesn't define "mental health professional" so any clown with a seventh grade peer counselor card could likely qualify. @ Salivating, if you're in Nebraska or your state passes something similar, use the law to report your group sex therapist as a sadist.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 16, 2018 at 8:01 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteAndy I'm hoping an attorney with some pads surfaces soon to take care of this PSP problem I'm going to try and get back in touch with Aaron Marcus and see what he is saying now. The next few weeks will be a tell all of what PSP is up to we should start to see what their MO is. If anyone in the sit tight and trust PSP gets on your case just ignore them "we" need to stay focused on getting off the reg because Muniz and AS has gave us that right back. Most of the haters are ones that other live in a shit hole state or are staying on reg and they are taking their anger out on "us" so stay focused on the task at hand because we will prevail. Because I don't always call out haters but when I do I like to be condescending about it. Stay thirsty my friend.
  • Wants off February 16, 2018 at 7:56 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteI do understand the sheer volume makes it impossible to get done. But when someone's time for registration comes up, why not review that person then and either send a registration letter or a letter saying you no longer have to register? In other words, have a team reviewing people in general; but when Dave's name came up that its time for his quarterly they should have reviewed him then and there. Just a thought.
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 16, 2018 at 7:50 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for votekind of living HR 645 Not sure who you are but what you have to say about our conversations is moot because we don't know who you are. LOL
  • AJ February 16, 2018 at 7:48 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Agreed. After all, it butters their bread to report on these horrible RCs running rampant, assaulting everyone and everything in sight. I think about the only place that would even consider airing such an event would be C-SPAN...and even then, it would be on C-SPAN 8...The Ocho (tip of the hat to the movie, "Dodgeball." See also: https://nerdist.com/espn-to-make-dodgeballs-the-ocho-real-for-a-day/)
  • Harry February 16, 2018 at 6:54 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryMost are rehabilitated day after the arrest, at least, I was.
  • kind of living HR 645 February 16, 2018 at 6:45 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for vote@ Paul 2 ,,,,, ,, "Don't let what Chuck said bother you "WE" have decided not to listen to his passive aggressive (WE) "think" he's upset he's staying on and others are getting off" . first of all who the hell is "WE ?" and how is it you and "we" go about such action ? is this not all4conolaws.org ? because that's where our Donations go , you know us and our family ? and from what I can see there are not enough people not being herd for what ever the reason , some are living under a bridge, or sitting in some Nazi jail because of registry infractions , some have even been murdered in their home not able to speak up , I always wonder if at one time they use to be on here . "we" wont ever know" will "we" ? "You" need to pass on to who ever "WE" is that if people feel that they are being outed on here the same as they are in everything in life as well as their family's , why would they and their family's donate ? in my case that would be x 8 what I give because of my family and half of the life out of state that are supporters of ACSOL , so think twice about outing people . who ever Chuck is I will read everything they post , so really who is we? I like how you buried that in your comment to Andy ,
  • Dave February 16, 2018 at 5:20 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteMy quarterly registration starts today. So I called the PSP Megan's law section saying I hadn't received a letter and wanted to know if I can go to register without this. I was told due to the changes they currently cant send any letters out and I should go without one. I asked if everyone would be reviewed within the 90 days after the governor signs it into effect and was told that wouldn't be possible due to 17,000 that need to be reviewed and limited staff to do this. It was also stated that they can't go into details because everything else is an in house matter. We all have our opinions on this and I'm sure most of you agree with me. I plan on going next week so I will update again afterward.
  • Salivating February 16, 2018 at 4:09 am on NE: Bill would expand authority for mental health professionalsMy group sex therapist (probation) would love that. She threatens and punishes and can be very snide & smiling. No joke, she is a survivor of sex assault. There is no graduating from this class. No finishing it. Some men have been here 10years. I’m in my 3rd and this is extremely extremely depressing. I can see 5 years and done. In NY,
  • Interesting February 16, 2018 at 3:15 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Don't want to seem like a smart ass, but "Dr." Hanson has said that the Static-99R is only valid for two (2) years. Not 17, not even 10, but two years. See page 13: "The longer an offender has been free of detected sexual offending since his release to the community from their index sex offence, the lower their risk of recidivism. Our research has found that, in general, for every five years the offender is in the community without a new sex offence, their risk for recidivism roughly halves (Hanson, Harris, Helmus, & Thornton, 2014). Consequently, we recommend that for offenders with two years or more sex offence free in the community since release from the index offence, the time they have been sex offence free in the community should be considered in the overall evaluation of risk. Static risk assessments estimate the likelihood of recidivism at the time of release and we expect they would be valid for approximately two years." http://static99.org/pdfdocs/Coding_manual_2016_InPRESS.pdf Also, Static only claims to measure recidivism from the time a person is released from incarceration. It is not dynamic and does not measure as a person progresses in age and/or one's offense-free behavior in the community. Current age and offense-free behavior, post-incarceration, are not even one of the "risk factors" in the Static's 10 questions. Flawed... and very strange...
  • Paul 2 chikity check February 16, 2018 at 3:09 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townThe fact that someone volunteers for a position is moot. Besides we all should know that there is a high rate of sexual abusers that seek out positions in fire departments. This guy assuming there would not be ramifications from the public, outside the circle he was able to "influence" to vote him in, is a classic example of delusions of grander. I was being nice to say practical. The problem is people are confusing the constitutional and moral issues we have with the registry laws and the social consequences of our actions. Two separate issues. The crime this guy committed was at the same level as murder. Take a look at how society sees your employment options as a murderer, or better yet as someone who has been convicted of a much lesser offense of beating their wife, or arson. This guy should have accepted the median society has in place for offenses like his, somehow people think its only sex offenders that society puts this burden on, not true. This guy thinking he could stay in a position like this, regardless of his ability to influence people around him in order to get elected, is a delusional way of thinking, it just justifies the law makers passing unconstitutional laws like SORNA. So chikity check yourself before you wreck yourself. Mic Drop
  • ab February 16, 2018 at 3:00 am on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryDo not believe for one second that a news organization has read every word in legislation that is just under three years from taking effect. You are correct about numerous first time offenses being lumped into tier three including receipt, possession, or distribution of cp.
  • Who Removes from list February 16, 2018 at 2:26 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for vote@ paul Well starting a business is a Practical thing to do. I wanted to start a ice cream truck and day care business but thought it might not be such a good idea. Anyway I hope you Get what you want. LOL! On that note, our debate is over. Yeah, definatly not a good idea. Since the community thinks that all registered citizens jump out of ice cream trucks and use day cares as preying grounds. We definately need to stick together, and yes my husband and I hope you, him, and others get off the registry. Thats what we are fighting for, its been fun @paul. Have a good day! BS with you later.
  • Sam February 16, 2018 at 1:53 am on General Comments February 2018Well, when I'd left they sent their notice and stuff to the Marshalls. Not sure what the Marshalls sent but immigration didn't even blink. Just looked at my passport, looked at me, scanned it and stamped it. I got my visa in the country after I was already here. When that got approved I told then I wasn't coming back. Then was told I have to remain on the registry in NY and they will list my address overseas. So as long as you don't come from one of the stupid states that keep you on I think you should be okay. Depending what country you go to an incentive to ease the immigration officers nerves will help if there is any trouble. Here would be about 200usd of incentive as that's the avg monthly income for a lot of them.
  • David Kennerly, Fully "Diluted Grander" February 16, 2018 at 1:44 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Ron, this is one of those things that doesn't require a specific citation but simple observation over a span of years. FoxNews is among the Registry's greatest supporters. CNN comes in at a close second.
  • Mike G February 16, 2018 at 12:13 am on State Department Revokes Second Passport@James Thanks so much for insight. I think we will go ahead and do as you suggest. My wife and I are on different flights (long story). Her flight stops at Heathrow, but mine goes LA - Philadelphia - Amsterdam, so if my passport is still intact, I shouldn’t have a problem. I don’t know if they will scan my passport in LA or wait till I get to Philly, but I plan to post the info online to print boarding passes, so hopefully the airline will let me know if my passport is invalid before I leave home. Unfortunately, my return ticket is through Heathrow, but what could they do to me then? Deport me? And yes, my wife will begrudgingly continue without me if necessary. No chance of a smile or laugh, but she will try to have a good time.
  • Leo February 15, 2018 at 11:23 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLhttps://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/passports/passports-and-international-megans-law.html It says minor though not child so I don't know.
  • Tim Moore February 15, 2018 at 11:10 pm on General Comments February 2018Better get some new briefs.
  • Tim Moore February 15, 2018 at 11:03 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Hey Q, that means 850,000 registrants have in aggregate 127.5 million victims. Oh, wait, only one in four are reported, so the actual number of victims of sexual assault is 510 million -- so a half billion people ruined for life. Explains a lot. Wow. Problem is there is only about 325 million people total in the US. Must be those travelling registrants. That's it.
  • Tim Moore February 15, 2018 at 10:47 pm on General Comments February 2018There are a lot of Davids here. Unless...there is really just one with multiple personalities
  • New Person February 15, 2018 at 10:31 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?CA believes in Dr. Hanson's risk assessment (Static 99), but doesn't believe in his max years of custody in his research work, which is 17 years.
  • New Person February 15, 2018 at 10:29 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?It helps when the moderator asks about the registry for arsonists, because they kill kids too. It gives perspective to the audience b/c the moderator is them in asking what seems like an obvious question. The answer Marci gives is solely retributive to registrants. Presenting stats that the registry didn't change the rates of recidivism and that the recidivism rates have always been low was an eye popper! The research work was done by the state of NJ and others. So after serving your time, can registrant be able to re-integrate into society? Marci's answer is no, never. Emily also presented Dr. Hanson's work that even the highest risk aren't a risk after 17 years. Marci still did not want to buy it. Marci is like the state of Ca. I recall Janice presenting the facts that Dr. Hanson had done, with 17 years being the max amount of custody. Yet Ca did not care, but they care enough to use Dr. Hanson's Static 99. Talk about being a hypocrite in fact supporting, right?
  • Tim Moore February 15, 2018 at 10:26 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town"Under Pennsylvania law, it is IDSI if the alleged offender: Prevents the other person from resisting, by force or threats of force. Has IDSI with a person who is unconscious or unaware that the sexual intercourse is occurring. Gives drugs or alcohol to someone so they can have IDSI with that person without them resisting. Has IDSI with a person who has a mental disability that makes them incapable of consent. Has IDSI with someone who is less than 16 years old or four or more years younger, and they are not married to each other. IDSI is a felony of the first degree, the most serious of crimes, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison." www.philadelphiacriminalattorney.com/sex-crimes/involuntary-deviate-sexual-intercourse-idsi/ Probably the last one on the above list, but could be the second, 4 year old didn't know what was being done to him. Ugg.
  • Tim Moore February 15, 2018 at 10:16 pm on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersYeah, if they got a right to know, they should work for it just like finding anyone else; and I shouldn't have the obligation (under penalty of prison) to make the search easy for them by giving them my contact info at the police station.
  • James February 15, 2018 at 10:13 pm on State Department Revokes Second Passport@NPS Make that 7...I have a pretty certified copy of mine...but, my conviction being a 288(a) means that this Entry of a Not Guilty Plea means nothing at all. Hummmm Best Wishes, James
  • James February 15, 2018 at 10:09 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportGeeze, you are in a spot Mike G.... Still, I will give this a shot. I think you should pay for the tickets, (gasp). I think you should give your 21 day notice. I think you will be fine boarding the flight, (provided it is direct, no stop in London/Dublin/Manchester) I think upon your return, you might get the certified letter of revocation. Might...maybe not. This is my best guess at the moment having followed this closely. One other thing, God forbid I am wrong, your wife must be prepared to carry on, with a smile, a laugh, a promise to have a good time anyway having left you behind. Maybe she can do this, maybe she can't...but this is a kind of important hinge on whether or not to send the final payment for the tickets tomorrow. Good Luck James
  • Tim Moore February 15, 2018 at 10:08 pm on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends DecisionThey say volunteer positions of authority look good on a resume. Not this time.
  • Tim Moore February 15, 2018 at 9:54 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry"But the question remains: Can serious sex offenders be rehabilitated?" Why do they keep asking this question? The FBI says only 5% re-offend, California says less than 1%. The question has already been answered, registrants are the most rehabilitation friendly of any class of convict. Geez!
  • AlexO February 15, 2018 at 9:49 pm on CA: Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender RegistryDid the registry change or does this article have very wrong information? It states tier three is for repeat offenders. I remember this was true in one of the early drafts, but I thought the last one included a fair amount of codes that had nothing to do with repeat offenses, and even things like CP possession?
  • Counting the days February 15, 2018 at 7:33 pm on General Comments February 2018Thx. I was more concerned about interaction with embassy and getting my work visa. I know the locals could care less. So when I clear U.S. airspace, I am then off the radar? This is good news.
  • AJ February 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm on State Department Revokes Second Passport@NPS: Answer: no one has brought any argument before the court. ----- Exactly right. Courts don't reach out or hunt for laws that aren't being properly applied or are unconstitutional. Unless and until a citizen cries foul, incorrect/corrupt activities continue.
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteWell starting a business is a Practical thing to do. I wanted to start a ice cream truck and day care business but thought it might not be such a good idea. Anyway I hope you Get what you want.
  • Chris F February 15, 2018 at 6:12 pm on General Comments February 2018It's been up a few times, and it is my favorite! http://all4consolaws.org/2014/04/the-evolution-of-unconstitutionality-in-sex-offender-registration-laws/ We need to compare it to Mike R's motion and see if he needs more nuggets to add.
  • Mike G February 15, 2018 at 6:02 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportMy wife and I have round trip non-refundable airline tickets to Amsterdam in the third week of March. We are to join a group on a 14 day tour of Europe, but the final payment of about $2000 is due tomorrow. From what I’ve seen posted, no one knows if all the passports are in process of revocation, or just select cases. If anyone has heard more, or has just received their letter, I’d appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.
  • PK February 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportAre you trying to become a Plaintiff or something? lol
  • Harry February 15, 2018 at 5:33 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townNow, if this guy was a five time fallen-of-the-wagon druggie, the city would have a celebration for him.
  • TJ February 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restorationYup indeed. And this wasn't some ghetto either. Parkland FL is a very nice area and the high school ranks 36th in the state. I live near by in Coconut Creek. Marco Rubio who gets donations from the NRA said that no gun laws would of prevented this tragedy. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/02/15/politics/marco-rubio-senate-floor-florida-shooting/index.html Well, the same can be said of the registry. It's going to be an interesting FL election this year.
  • NPS February 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm on State Department Revokes Second Passport@New Person I agree with everything you're saying. I also find your point about Prop 57 to be intriguing. If the courts are enforcing it to the "t", then why not the same for 1203.4? Answer: no one has brought any argument before the court. Perhaps we should work together.
  • Who Removes from list February 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteGod Bless you @ Paul. No one is upset here! My husbands business is up and running 4 years strong since. He bought our family a house. Unlike the Fire Chief that was elected, my husband thought it was easier to work for himself and not for the ones who dont hire sex offenders. The best part he makes more money that the PSP that maintains him. I wish you luck sir or mam @ Paul. I or my husband are not mad at you or 10 yr registrants. My husbands plea agreement enforcement court order, relieves him from SORNA and also mandates him to ML2 requirements only, like Comm. V Nase and Hainsworth. He will be removed once he is forced on House Bill 1952. Because his Feb 7 2018 court order protects him. Under oath by the DA and his attorney and the judge. Must comply with ML2 only!
  • NYLevel1 February 15, 2018 at 3:43 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Hi I have been through this in NYC no longer on probation and did not do 'court mandated' which is a huge racket. How can we chat? like to help
  • E February 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersAfter 20+ years on the registry in CO I got a scam call for the first time yesterday. Reported to LE where I register and they were actually interested. The detective called me back twice to get the actual message left and then called the scammer and talked to him. Said he would turn it over to their tech crimes team. That’s prob where it’ll end.
  • Ron February 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?"FoxNews where a vast majority of their audience favors the registry..." Do you have a source for that?
  • David in SoCal February 15, 2018 at 2:52 pm on General Comments February 2018No, by the time I noticed the post and replied to it, the hearing had actually already occurred. I just didn't realize it.
  • AlexO February 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Some people will always believe the world is flat regardless of any evidence short of forcing them onto a space shuttle. Even then, I'd wager some would still find something as "proof" to how its all fake despite being a witness. But most people will believe facts and its this majority that we need to continue educating. I, and probably most of us, believed all this BS even while we were committing our crimes. It took first hand experience to realize how wrong the popular perception was and to not simply dismiss it out of hand as "pedo lovers".
  • AlexO February 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townWow, that's an interesting legal definition and not at all how it reads. I mean, isn't all statutory rape technically "involuntary" from a legal perspective since they can't legally consent?
  • Interesting February 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?So there is little to no evidence that a registry prevents recidivism and/or protects the public. Evidence suggest that a registry actually *causes* recidivism--presumably because it hinders a person's successful reintegration. Yet CASOMB continues to call for a registry that focuses attention to "high" risk offenders. I wonder if the egregious conflict-of-interests, as well as business interests, within CASOMB impacts the decision to back a 'high' risk registry.
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteWRFL don't be a hater, like you said you'll be happy if you have to stay on reg as long as you don't have internet identifiers and ones per yr and I'm Ok with you having to do that. I and the other 10yr reg people that will be coming off the reg are OK with that too. Do get upset when people correct you for false information. People that had enhancements with SORNA will get relief per SORNA and AS without a judicial determination they are both the law of the land now so they can write all the new laws they want won't change that. Your enhancements were different than mine and I'm OK with that too.
  • American Detained in America February 15, 2018 at 1:31 pm on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?"Prior to the debate 39% voted in the affirmative, 22% in the negative, and 39% were undecided. 72% of the audience closed ranks around Dr. Horowitz after she razed the hastily constructed fortress of feelings about the registry. 16% sided with Ms. Hamilton and 12% were still undecided." This shows that getting the right information out there into the mainstream is key to abolishing the registry. What would it take to have a debate like this on mainstream media, especially something like FoxNews where a vast majority of their audience favors the registry and constant additions to the burdens on us?
  • Alex February 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restoration" Another school shooting. Maybe the people should spend a little less time and money chasing pervs to prevent crimes that may occur " That's exactly what I tell the police officers that are assigned to me every time I have to register (both county and municipal ) 6 times a year. This recent shooting in Broward County(40 minutes north of me) was a mass shooting of course, so it'll be nation wide news worthy, but shootings here happen every other day. Especially in the City of Miami district. Only way you know about it is to tune in local news. While they are looking at me ( just 1 record, My case is 11 years old and out of probation for 5 years now without any other incident, not even a traffic ticket and working full time ) There are violent crimes of all sorts breaking out everywhere from even people with an arm length criminal records. Yet they want the pervs instead as you say.
  • JM of Wi. February 15, 2018 at 1:23 pm on General Comments February 2018@ Mike r Great to hear your update, thanks for sharing.
  • AJ February 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm on General Comments February 2018Right, because once a case has been decided, it's that way forever. Just like Plessy v. Ferguson ("separate but equal"), just like Bowers v. Hardwick (no right to sodomy), just like Buck v. Bell (forced sterilization).
  • AJ February 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town@TS: It's the media "exposing the truth" of RCs lurking in every corner--even the fire chief!--waiting to pounce when the timing is right (or the fire isn't too much of a distraction). Easy fear-mongering fodder.
  • AJ February 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania town@Lake County: "Involuntary" is from the victim's, not offender's, perspective.
  • Who Removes from list February 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteNo one gave up @ Paul. Just letting the new law take its course. If it gets me, probably not, because I have no record. Or if it gets my husband and he has an IDSI. Or if it gets our dead grandparents because they were buried the wrong way. We will all see and hear the effect on you or others soon enough. No giving up, just that you need to hear from people what works for you or you need the answer you expect it should be. Thats a character defect, because if you dont get what you want or hear the word yes, then well, you know, registriants are on the list because you know, for not excepting the word no or needing the hear the word yes! They are also on the list for not getting what they want! Just stating facts, opinions, and how I read the law. I am also not for you coming off the reqistry. I am for you coming off SORNA. but not the civil law.
  • TS February 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm on General Comments February 2018BOUND?! She really wants "stare decisis" (the legal principle of determining points in litigation according to precedent; to stand by things decided) in play now doesn't she? Good grief.
  • AlexO February 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm on General Comments February 2018Yeah, that was a weird thing for the AG to state. If courts were absolutely bound, there would be no appeals or need for any hire court. Being "bound" is just a lame excuse to allow yourself to operate on auto pilot. "I was bound by law and orders when I marched those Jews into the ovens."
  • NYLevel1 February 15, 2018 at 12:40 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Slaughtering children with guns is not a sex-crime Showing your genitals is a sex-crime
  • Tips please February 15, 2018 at 12:37 pm on General Comments February 2018Ba-da-ching! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, tip your waiters and waitresses as you leave this evening's performance! Good one I must say this afternoon... ;D
  • mike r February 15, 2018 at 12:02 pm on General Comments February 2018I was really suprised how much emphasis the judge put on the out of jurisdiction Millard case. But it is sound reasoning and as the judge told the AG was a good example of a district court veering from precedent. She actually clocked the AG when the AG repeated several times that the court was bound by Smith and Elk Shoulder. After stating it a couple times the judge straight told her the court can consider the evidence and come to its own conclusions regardless of precendents. Loved it, shut the AG up on that issue.
  • But ...... February 15, 2018 at 11:42 am on General Comments February 2018But is it a "lawsuit"? 😁
  • It doesn’t work February 15, 2018 at 11:23 am on The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws by Catherine L. Carpenter [paper]Oh Tim, you know that other thing is a place they can give a job to their political contributors. Or that contributors son or wife or daughters fiancé, Don’t you?
  • kind of living HR 645 February 15, 2018 at 11:10 am on The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws by Catherine L. Carpenter [paper]Its plain to see what its for , there is a lot of information that shows where they are going with it , and you will find that in the worst of the worst history
  • The Unforgiven February 15, 2018 at 11:09 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.BUT...at least "one" was saved from registry laws, so there's that.
  • kind of living February 15, 2018 at 10:55 am on General Comments February 2018@ Mike r ,,,,, ,, Good job Brother ! sound promising so far , I know you have worked hard on this , you should get a medal , I will be reading your post for sure , you have stayed positive and it shows in your work
  • Q February 15, 2018 at 10:55 am on Reason and the Soho Forum Want to Know, Do We Abolish the Registry?Hey.....Wow!..... I didn't know all registrants had "150 victims!!!" Marci Hamilton is a quack and part of a larger problem, namely the slow death of the Constitution.
  • Tim L February 15, 2018 at 10:32 am on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restorationFloriduh! Another school shooting. Maybe the people should spend a little less time and money chasing pervs to prevent crimes that may occur. We all wonder why the people act so unconstitutional, it is just the people following their elected leadership. What are you talking about? you may exclaim! Our politicians do not condone murder! Tell that to the people of IRAQ.
  • mike r February 15, 2018 at 10:20 am on General Comments February 2018You can get a custom suit from online becuase they send it the store where you go pick it up and pay them about $30 to tailor it. Realy nice CK suit. I was really suprised, I got the entire suit, another beautiful blazer along with it and all tailored for about $160 all together. Couldn't beat it. I have to admit my wife and I looked really good. lol..
  • AlexO February 15, 2018 at 10:11 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townI'm curious as well. Maybe he was heavily intoxicated?
  • NYLevel1 February 15, 2018 at 10:08 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Hey Marci Hamilton! 17 children were killed two days ago by a non-registed sex offender never accused of sex crimes. So, how does your theory work? Have 17 children been killed this year by sex offenders or sex crimes being committed? Marci Hamilton, is this how your platform is 'protecting' children?' Marci Hamilton, if you really, really care about children you are not doing a good job. 17 were just killed.
  • Tim L February 15, 2018 at 9:59 am on The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws by Catherine L. Carpenter [paper]What this author names 'super-regulation schemes' is a fancy name for what was formerly called the General warrant. The general warrant lacks the specific identification of a law broken. Instead our federal legislature decided to enact the Whetterling act, part of the 94OMNIBUS, by which it imposed threats of withholding Byrne grant moneys to each state if a state chose not to comply. Naturally, all 50 states complied. Good ideas do not need coercion to promote implement. That the Feds used the tactic of financial coercions, clearly underlines their wayward thinking. It also identifies that something else is s afoot here, that is to say another motivation is in play. I believe that other thing is the political advantages of maintaining databases for security of the two party system.
  • Q February 15, 2018 at 9:57 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townInvoluntary deviate sexual intercourse? What is that? A new politically correct term for checking to see if a child's diaper need changing? It's very wrong for the community (likely only one or a few people) to define this man's entire past, present and future on a single act. People shouldn't do this to their fellow man; it does show their ignorance, most likely about many things. Life isn't like a stone, fixed and unyielding, it's fluid, like water, or the wind, always moving, always changing.
  • TS February 15, 2018 at 9:48 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townWhat is wrong with the media in Pennsylvania? This is the second time in less than 12 months that someone is trying to do something good with their life afterward in a helpful situation of the citizenry only to be exposed and brought down. Is it sweeps week again already?
  • David Kennerly, Fully "Diluted Grander" February 15, 2018 at 9:41 am on General Comments February 2018I'm afraid that I could not. Sorry!
  • kind of living February 15, 2018 at 9:33 am on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends Decisionyou need to accept that drawing lines between sex crimes will never work , because its still unconstitutional , you talking about a very broad verity of jobs hear , baby sitting now , oh and yes us alcoholics we have to watch out , lol look you don't get to say what someones trigger is , or what the public is going to Think , and who cares what they think or say , if the man can do the job and he is not breaking the law leave him the hell alone , I am worried only for the RC being able to move on in life , oh man you just messed up my next idea for some extra cash "baby sitter" , damn man get real , we are talking about a job where he has done nothing wrong , and you cant mind read what anyone is going to do , you don't even know what the person that takes his place will do or not do , you have no clue what the next CP violator will do , you seem to think that none of them live out their fantasy ever , we have cops raping and killing people out here in the real world , anyone even going to try to read when the next one will happen ? even knowing that a good many are miss treating people in their power posion , all you can offer up is the 4 yr old , drawing more lines , your a sex offender dude and drawing lines are not going to change that , what ever your crime , so why don't you man up and stand up for everyone rather than seeing to it someone always ends up under the damn bus
  • David Kennerly, Fully "Diluted Grander" February 15, 2018 at 9:32 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townSo diluted that he is practically homeopathic.
  • steve February 15, 2018 at 8:55 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townKind of: you took the words out of my mouth. Well said.
  • kind of living February 15, 2018 at 8:26 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townPractical ? So in your opinion he can have a job as long as it is a shit job ? because other people would have been pushed out for other reasons like Dog fighting , and beating old women , the thing is it was not one of those people voted in by his department and backed by the mayer , how dose that make us look bad ? just because people that knew him had the balls to try to stand with him rather than say he has dilutions of grander ? so we as RC's should not step up and be the best they can be because you say this brings heat on us ? I am glad you are not in charge of what we can and cant do , what is practical about the registry ? it is in direct conflict with the constitution yet here it is , you sound like your happy with the whole drawing of lines between citizens that are simply living their life
  • Dustin February 15, 2018 at 8:04 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townThe fly in the ointment is that it was a volunteer position in a volunteer fire department, for which he was elected twice. If his initial volunteering and first election wasn't newsworthy at the time, and (presumably) nothing concerning or related to past offenses has occurred, why is it such a big concern now? If it were me, I'd have issued a press release that the public was free to refuse emergency services provided by this VOLUNTEER fire department by mailing a notarized liability waiver available on line or at the department, and future dispatches would be limited to neighboring and surrounding areas for containment.
  • Andy February 15, 2018 at 7:12 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteThanks Paul! I talked to PSP yesterday and they said there are no notes on my file as of now. So what can I do to ensure this new law won't keep me on? File a motion? Would probably do this on my own unless you know of any affordable attorneys in the Harrisburg area...
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 15, 2018 at 5:56 am on NY: Cuomo wants revenge porn posters to register as sex offenders@ me George costansa it was cold it was cold. LOL is that what happened? The reg laws are supposedly to protect the public so how would this protect the public?
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 15, 2018 at 5:49 am on NY: Cuomo wants revenge porn posters to register as sex offendersThis is ridiculous Just shows its for punishment. What is it for your girlfriend to check before she bends over for an ass pic?
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 15, 2018 at 5:46 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townI do not look at it that way Look at all the people loosing their careers for being Politically incorrect or hitting on women at work. If stuff like this ends careers a history of sex abuse sure well too. This guy should accept the public would look at it this way. He wouldn't have got a job as a cop or a lot of places. In my opinion someone with his record trying to get a job like that is dilutions of grander a guy that beat an old lady in a nursing home or getting caught fighting pit bulls would have got pushed out too. The people that know him are not part of the equation. This just brings more heat on us. There is a thing called being practical.
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 15, 2018 at 5:32 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteAndy by what you are saying you should not have to register on the new law But no one knows what is going to happen to people if their case has not been reviewed before the new law kicks in If PSP hasn't reviewed your case and the 90day period of new bill expires they might say you have to register. My feeling is they will not be able to send you a letter telling you to register under the new law if they haven't reviewed your case. I also think this is true because people have been saying PSP has been saying you will be sent a letter, This tells me once the new law gets signed by Wolfe people they have reviewed will get a letter saying they have to register under new law. The small amount of people they have removed vs the 40 people and time they have had tells me they have a lot of peoples letters ready to go out. I am also speculating there is something we have not figured out that PSP is interpreting about this new law. There should be 45000 people coming off reg ASAP My opinion is they will have to remove you before new law kicks in. Do not let what Chuck says bother you we have decided not to listen to his passive aggressive post we think he's upset he's staying on and others are getting off.
  • Registry keeps me separate from my partner February 15, 2018 at 4:51 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.As I'm still on probation here in NY, I have to attend court-mandated therapy. The therapy there is so useless that I'm seeing a private counselor on the side. Besides the fact that the therapist is a reactionary who basically disdains anyone who complains about the system to instead enjoin them that "if you work hard and eat right, you will be successful", there's an average of 12-15 people in a session. For one hour. Once a week. One time we had 26 people in a session. Oh and he strongly discourages people from doing individual treatment as a supplement (and emphasizes that it'll cost more). What that means is that, at best, you get maybe 5 minutes every couple of weeks to check-in and get told to work harder "Be your bosses best friend, if someone's working 10 hours, you put in 11". My private therapist emphasized when we started treatment that it's important to have a good rapport, and that if her and I didn't have that, it's totally okay to find someone else. Therapy can be incredibly empowering and rehabilitative, but we as a society have to be willing to take it seriously. NYC, at least, is not.
  • Andy February 15, 2018 at 4:31 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteThe offense did not warrant registration in 2010.
  • Andy February 15, 2018 at 4:30 am on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteThe indecent assault charges that placed me on the list with SORNA were M2.
  • The Static-99R Is A Scam February 15, 2018 at 2:27 am on General Comments February 2018Were you able to go David?
  • Lake County February 15, 2018 at 12:57 am on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townCan someone explain to me what is "involuntary deviate sexual intercourse"? The word "involuntary" makes no sense to me.
  • James February 15, 2018 at 12:40 am on The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws by Catherine L. Carpenter [paper]Thx for this article. I’ve always wondered where all this began. I will post more comments after reading this.
  • Sam February 15, 2018 at 12:39 am on General Comments February 2018@Counting Depending what state you live once you move out of the country you come off the registry. As long as you've never had to register in WI, NY, or FL. The fed registry updates as soon as they remove you. Mine currently is completely blank aside from where it says out of country. This is due to NY though if they would remove their claws the fed one would completely disappear. The country I'm currently in is one of the newer ones on RTag and very close to your final destination (please don't ask any more or guess) but getting more than a tourist visa is a pain paperwork wise unless you're married to a local which is still a bit of a pain but manageable. Most people here don't really ask much about your past unless you share it to them. The most they would ask is why you left the US since its the land of gold and movie stars.
  • Guessit February 15, 2018 at 12:26 am on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersAs a sex offender, i get phone call scams and emails. I do get excited when scammers get a hold of my phone number and email. Im very smart on knowing what and how scammers work. I useally get them so frustrated with me and i play mind games with them alot. Infact i do hunt down scammers threw tracing emails and phone numbers and anything i can find a scammer. I do have fun with them. You can have 2 phones and both scammers will talk to each other and 1 scammer tries to scam the other scammers. Also i do ask them for their id info plus social security numbers and a credit card info. Just to annoy them lol. It is entertainment.
  • kind of living February 15, 2018 at 12:21 am on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends Decision@ Tim Moore ,,,,, ,, I don't blame him people don't want RC's to save their life , I think its the other way around , rather than him being overly optimistic about a job since he was not paid anyway , I think its the public that's overly optimistic about be saved , always good to see you my friend
  • New Person February 15, 2018 at 12:17 am on State Department Revokes Second Passport@ NPS, If that's your goal to be a lawyer, then ACSOL's own president is your model. Can't beat that! As for registrants with 1203.4 being a small community, I never thought about it. I thought there were many, many more. But if that's the case that it's a small, small community, then it makes not receiving all the benefits of 1203.4 very egregious. There really is no distinction between those qualify for 1203.4 and those who don't. Especially if the IML will still mark our passports. What exactly does the 1203.4 do then if the law doesn't do what it's intended to do? 1203.4 is an immunity program. I didn't create it. You didn't create it. It's a state statute. But none of it is being upheld for registrants who qualify for it. And like you said, b/c we're such a small, small group, then it's not worth wasting time and money on such a small group. Please note how Prop 57 is being held to the "T" in legislative scrutiny. Why can't the same be done with 1203.4? Nowhere within 1203.4 does it state we need to continue to register. If they state wanted the registrants to continue to register, then it should add an amendment to 1203.4 stating that b/c they have it for firearms and which crimes are not eligible. Why neglect the continuance to register? Again, I refer to Ca Const, Art 1, Sec 7b... equal immunity. I'd like to address this in court, as a layman. 1203.4 is a contract... a legal binding contract that I and you qualify for. It's not being upheld. A case dismissal isn't dismissed? Do not binding contracts matter?
  • New Person February 14, 2018 at 11:51 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.@ United States of Operation, I whole-heartedly agree that it's more than the million on the registry that are affected with the registry. Yet people like Marci will lead you to believe the million registrants aren't worth the time. I wonder if she would like to tell that to the faces of all of the families she just intimated that their family member isn't worth being around society as they will only create 150 more victims.
  • New Person February 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townThis is saddening news. Situations like this is evidence that the registry is retributive as well as puts a registrant as a second class citizen. His peers chose him to be the fire chief. In a NE town, a registrant earned a lead role in a play, but the public shut down that play. Again, Colorado Judge Matsch's opinion continues to ring true - the public is what makes the registry cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Agamemnon February 14, 2018 at 11:31 pm on The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws by Catherine L. Carpenter [paper]Again I say, a registry may be administrative, but laws targeting those on the registry are absolutely punitive (and unconditional).
  • Agamemnon February 14, 2018 at 11:24 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townThis is an absolute travesty. A man turns his life around and dedicates it to helping and serving others. Rather than touting this man as an example, he is ousted from his position. How does this man's resignation better serve the community than him saving lives?
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 11:22 pm on N. Ireland: Self-styled ‘paedophile hunters’ revealedI love how these chicken sh** gropes give their little stalking club a name and what to not only keep that secret , but keep who they are them selfs secret , and the cops have made No Arrest' , theres another bunch of fake ass public servants , well if law enforcement is not going to do shit , it seems to me that RC's should gather , Right ?
  • Dustin February 14, 2018 at 10:46 pm on General Comments February 2018@ mike r Don't remember where, but I remember telling you that it was a good sign that the AG found it necessary to file such an extensive (and unpersuasive, imho) motion to dismiss. Most other MTDs are only a page or two long denying everything. Couldn't have predicted the judge, though. Nice to hear a judge actually admonishing an AG for unnecessary litigation against a pro se opponent - they're all supposed to do that but rarely do. Good work. Assuming the judge will write her own opinion (another thing they're supposed to but rarely do) and you'll put it on your wix page when you get it. Looking forward to seeing it.
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 10:27 pm on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex Offendersit would be hard for public ass mites to bother me if their was no state registry . I don't think they could in less it was LE targeting me , and even then it would be slime , as far as public targeting us it would be much less because it would take real effort to find us , and they are too lazy for that , pretty funny driving upon some place an RC use to live , and find some old vet standing their with a 12 asking what they want lol
  • Nathan February 14, 2018 at 10:21 pm on 176 sex offenders, mostly Americans, barred from entering PHL in first half of 2017- BICan a u.s. sex offender travel to Hong Kong
  • Tim Moore February 14, 2018 at 10:21 pm on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends DecisionI heard the guy said he was not going to work in a job that helps people ever again. He may be overly optimistic that he can get any job at all after this. No one is going to help him, that's why we need to help ourselves.
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 14, 2018 at 10:08 pm on General Comments February 2018Thanks for re-posting this paper by Catherine Carpenter who sits on the ACSOL board. I couldn't get that link to work but here's another one: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1916726
  • Tim Moore February 14, 2018 at 10:07 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportFortunately, there are arguments to be won in other venues, like the one won in the SOHO debate. There are arguments to be won in the home and office and on the campaign stump. We are made organic and change happens in a chaotic, organic, not a mechanical way, and the future can go in unforseen directions. The only thing certain is that if we don't make the arguments, things will stay the same. But if one thinks she can direct the whole show like making a movie, she is in for a surprise.
  • Facts should matter February 14, 2018 at 10:01 pm on PA: Sex offender resigns as fire chief in Pennsylvania townhe will "no longer be affiliated with any organization that helps anyone." ^Because he knows that no amount of contrition will make them put their pitchforks and torches away. In this current hate mongering climate, he'll probably will never feel wanted, accepted or welcome holding any job. I wouldn't want to give back to a society that condones and advocates lifetime registry requirements, either.
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 9:46 pm on General Comments February 2018@ Not Really ,,,,, ,, gang stalking is wide spread all the way down to the little guy , our familys even , this is a much bigger problem than some folks know , you make a very solid point about perverted justice and using gang stalking , I don't have an internet related alleged crime , but have always felt that LE was using gang stalking tactics , good call my friend , I wish more people would get in line with this thinking we are much closer to worse crap than even many RC's know , we are long over due in preparing at the very least a gathering that talks about protection ,housing , community , our own community's , the other links you provide also showing history that have much more than history its self , its is whats going on right now
  • B.Wat February 14, 2018 at 9:43 pm on State Department Revokes Second Passport@NPS: I have a 1203.4 also granted in 1991 (not that it’s done any good). Now you know of six people who have one.
  • Mel February 14, 2018 at 9:14 pm on NY: Cuomo wants revenge porn posters to register as sex offendersTry being a victim of revenge porn and say that.
  • David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst February 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm on General Comments February 2018You're looking great, Mike! Congrats on your lawsuit progress! Now, how do you get a "custom-tailored" suit online? 🙂
  • AJ February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm on General Comments February 2018I can't recall if I or someone else ever posted this paper, but it's a good read, even if a bit longer: "The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws" (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID2025074_code359075.pdf?abstractid=1916726&mirid=1). Some good analysis (from 2012, no less) of where things were headed legally, and also touches on the difficulty of pursuing a SDP claim in court. @mike r: This paper is chock full of good court cases and citations, including picking at Smith.
  • Eric Knight February 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersThis is a NATIONWIDE scam. I would submit that every sex offender registry is being used for this purpose. Here is the account of the scam perpetuated in Waco, Texas: http://www.kxxv.com/story/37483788/police-warn-of-phone-scam-targeting-sex-offenders NOTE the last paragraph of this article: "Police said there will be little investigation on this incident due to scammers using a spoof phone number, which is usual in these types of scams. " You would NEVER find such an AFFIRMATIVE STATEMENT saying that "WE DON"T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT SOLVING THE CRIME AGAINST YOUR ROBBER!!" if the victim were NOT a registered citizen. It's almost as if they are BRAGGING that the cops are NOT going to investigate!! Sick.
  • B.Wat February 14, 2018 at 6:21 pm on General Comments February 2018Way to go Mike R. I’m happy for you! A classic David vs Goliath story. Good luck and keep us posted.
  • Michael February 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteAre you saying no Megans Law because it was not required for your offense, or was it part of a plea deal? ....
  • The Static-99R Is A Scam February 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm on General Comments February 2018Mike, that sounds great so far. I agree: Keep up the good work and you might have your own Wiki entry one day.
  • Counting the days February 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm on General Comments February 2018My charge ( 311.11(a) ) has been reduced to misdomeanor. I am now looking to leave U.S. for the civilized world. My question is multiple: 1. What is considered the "friendliest" country to reside. I speak German fluently, and have distant relatives there, so that is very high on my list. But can pretty much accept anywhere. 2. If living overseas, does the 10 yr. Statute still apply? In other words, can I petition to be removed off federal list. Or do I need to reside stateside to be eligible. My long range plan is to move back to Thailand ( I speak Thai as well) , live in my home , get my business back, and rebuild my life. But I don't want the burden if the registry or the collateral crap that it drags around with it. I currently reside in California, and understand the requirements for state dismissal. No legal mind I have contacted wants to bother with this ( no money in it for them ). Hoping an expat reading this can give some advice.
  • Bob February 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersWho's at fault for this ? THE STATE OF IDA-HOE !!! They post peoples info on a website that does NOBODY ANY GOOD and these people are targeted ! !! I wouldnt be surprised if it was the STATE itself running the scam to extort ## from RSO's !!!
  • totally against public registry February 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm on Australia: Victoria gathers momentum on radical new sex offender planDid I read incorrectly or what? He met her, beat her up and strangled her, then threw her in water. Is this just a violent murder or a sex offense? Did he have sex with her?
  • AJ February 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm on General Comments February 2018Yeah, good old "rational basis" review. If they can show just one instance where the law holds, the court throws in the towel and says, "well there you go, it's rational." Umm, no. Subjecting (in CA, at least) over 99% of a class to burdens that might apply to less than 1% is not rational. It's vindictive. Vindictive=>retributive=>punitive. Thankfully, as-applied challenges can avoid some of that hooey.
  • totally against public registry February 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersTRUE! But I still would love to see the sex offender registry totally shut down for good
  • NPS February 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm on State Department Revokes Second Passport@ New Person I listened to the phone conference re IML. Only one caller asked about those who have an expunged record. The answer was yes, we'd still have the mark. However, no one seemed to be addressing the word "AND". For those of us with a 1203.4, we are, legally, one without the other. Yet, all I hear is that we'll still have the scarlet letter printed on our passports, but I truly believe no one will know that answer until a person with a 1203.4 gets their newest passport. Nor will anyone fight on our behalf. And I get it. I've come to accept what the bigger picture is. We are but a tiny minority within the RC community. In the 4-5 years I've been active on this site (as well as attending meetings), I've noticed only a handful of RCs who have an expunged record; more specifically, it's you and me plus three other people that I am aware of. Because we are such a small number, no one is going to fight on that technicality. Rather, the battle will be to attack the IML marker as a whole, which would benefit us anyway once the lawsuit prevails. We just need to be extra patient. It's to a point now that I've quit asking, "but what about those of us with an expunged record?" Thus, all I can do is wait another 2 years before filing the CoR and be done with this registry. I'm currently on a five-year plan to study law and take the BAR Exam. I just hope that I could be admitted into the Bar, which is why I want that CoR. And yes, I would practice in an area to help other RCs.
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteAndy were any of your offenses M1s or higher?
  • AlexO February 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm on General Comments February 2018@AJ, Thanks for the explanation. Could or Mike r. briefly explain Mike's situation? I know he's been building this for a long while but it was a bit too much for me to follow so I'm not sure what his case actually is.
  • mike r February 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm on General Comments February 2018Thanks for all the support people, it is really encouraging. About dressing up oh yeah had a custom tailored suit from mens wharehouse, looked very professional, it cost me a little over a hundred bucks because I ordered it online. Normally $700,
  • United States of Oppression February 14, 2018 at 3:43 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.It is not just a million registered citizens and myself that are affected by the registry. It is also my sister, my brother, my parents, my girlfriend and last but not certainly least my girlfriend's children. They all risk the chance of discrimination, being bullied or God forbid being assaulted. If you take that into consideration there are millions of people who are under the boot of these "civil" laws.
  • New Person February 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm on General Comments February 2018THanks for the recap, Mike R!!! The Judge is protecting the person filing in Pro Se because the AG dismisses that actual damage inflicted upon you as if they did not exist. This is why focusing on a person or a few persons is more effective because it treats you like an individual citizen and why the Judge takes more interest - the full might of the AG applying multiple dismiss motions to make an individual scared to even file. Apparently, that scare tactic irked the Judge as it was being applied to a Pro Se applicant. Mike R, what you quoted is the best thing I've heard that a Judge will read your plight. ========= The Judge did showed real concern over the attacks on my wife and I and asked the AG “so no matter where Plaintiff moves he will face these kinds of threats of violence and harassment”. ========= This gives your case hope, and in turn, us hope. Go Mike R!
  • AJ February 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm on General Comments February 2018@mike r: Wonderful news! I'm glad this first test and hurdle went well for you...and not so much for the AG. Let's hope the momentum carries through next week and the judge denies the AG's Motion. Good job, brother. @AlexO: Since it's an "as applied" challenge, the suit truly applies only to mike r. However, anyone similarly situated can use an as-applied court opinion to their benefit. IOW, if mike r prevails, he would be the lone winner...but anyone in a situation to mike r could cite his case and win.
  • ⛥ MIKE! Congratulations! ⛥ February 14, 2018 at 3:18 pm on General Comments February 2018Congratulations on making it this far, Mike! And thank you for keeping us updated/informed. What an amazing achievement! Fingers crossed that the judge will rule in your favor! You're one hell of a fighter, Mike!! 👍 - David in SoCal
  • New Person February 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.I think the audience got fed up with Marci trying to talk down Emily and her resources she was citing, implying they're not facts and credible. Marci was trying to work over the public with scare tactic and not delineating the difference between recidivism and previously non-convicted sex criminals. She kept on about Sandusky, et al, but neglects that they are not part of the recidivism pool. Recidivism records the re-offense of a sex crime. Emily kept on this train of thought and supported it with resources from Dr.'s. And then always comparing to other groups of recidivism rates. A big problem with Marci was she kept saying sex criminals are a different beast from murderers, arsonists, etc. The moderator also caught her perplexed when he asked if arsonist should be on the registry since they kill children. Also Marci calls the supposedly 150's victims and calls attention that it should raise recidivism rates. One, those occurred before being caught. Recidivism counts after they're caught. Two, that recidivism counts to that one individual, not the whole population. Then Marci scoffs at the nearly 1 million on the registry like they don't matter. It's just 1 million people out of 230 million in America. But that's who Emily is trying to help get back into society than get ostracized. Earn a PHd, yet the only job you can hold is to sell coffee makes no sense.
  • ⛥ MIKE! Details please! ⛥ February 14, 2018 at 3:08 pm on General Comments February 2018Your missing punctuation threw me off: Tomorrow, Feb. 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 26 of the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, California. Correct?
  • AlexO February 14, 2018 at 3:04 pm on General Comments February 2018That's wonderful and encouraging news!! You've done a bang up job on this and I hope it continues in such a positive direction. Would you know if your case continues to go well if it will cover all us in general or is this a case more just for you and your situation? Either way, I imagine if you do win and it only applies to you, many more of us will be able to cite your case in our own. But who knows, you might get your own Wiki entry as the person to beat and killed the system 😛 Congratulations again on a great first day!
  • The Static-99R Is A Scam February 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm on General Comments February 2018Make sure to dress up nicely. IF you have a suit, put it on. Good luck Mike.
  • David Kennerly, Escape Nardist February 14, 2018 at 2:56 pm on General Comments February 2018Another news report asserts that he is "high risk." This 87-year-old guy was just convicted last year of downloading cp (presumably). "Grand Forks police need help finding a high risk sex offender." We're never "low-risk," are we? Always dangerously "high." No matter our age and no matter the circumstances of our arrest. http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Grand-Forks-police-need-help-finding-a-high-risk-sex-offender--473971573.html
  • New Person February 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm on General Comments February 2018Good luck, Mike R! I pray for the best!
  • mike r February 14, 2018 at 2:51 pm on General Comments February 2018Little summary here. The Judge did showed real concern over the attacks on my wife and I and asked the AG "so no matter where Plaintiff moves he will face these kinds of threats of violence and harassment". She was really reaming the AG on the Millard case. The AG stated the court is bound by CA case law and Smith and the judge referred to Millard and pointed out that they went against case law so why shouldn't this court consider it. Beautiful, AG had no response and I could tell it irritated the judge even more that the AG didn't know details of the case, or any other of the cases, but just regurgitated Smith and Elk shoulder are controlling. It was really cool when the judge was reaming the AG on her Motion to dismiss. Told the AG that the court traditionally disfavors Motions to dismiss, especially in Pro SE Complaints and got on the AG about why she needed to file a separate Motion to dismiss in the future and the court "REALLY" (I put all caps because the judge was very condescending (if that's the right word) to the AG, expressed she was very upset anyway) doesn't like multiple Motions to dismiss as it complicates the case for Plaintiff and delays disposition of the case unnecessarily. Of course once again the AG had absolutely no rebuttal and didn't say a word about it, just sat there and took it. Absolutely loved it. We'll see what happens but from the concerns the judge raised without even reading my Memorandum yet was very encouraging. I have to admit (not just being vain) but I did a hell of a job people. Never faltered, answered every question completely and eloquently, really hit on the main issues, although we didn't get to the recidivism or efficacy issues simply because this wasn't the proper venue to discuss detailed arguable facts. But I did read off the summary of all the effects and the judge stated that she, and a district court judge presiding over her, will consider my Memorandum and all the evidence when weighing her decision, so I had to go with my gut and not push the issues during Oral and let it stand in my Memorandum. The judge can read my Memo at her own leisure and the AG won't even be able to comment or dispute until after the decision on the Motion to Dismiss. So the judge stated that we should have her decision within a week.
  • ⛥ MIKE! Details please! ⛥ February 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm on General Comments February 2018⛥⛥⛥ Mike! Details please! What city?? What day/date?? Tomorrow?? I will do my very best to attend if it's close to Los Angeles! But give me details! ⛥⛥⛥
  • Facts should matter February 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersThe irony is.. Megan's Law is a scam to begin with!
  • Andy February 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteI was sentenced in December 2010 to 6 years probation and no megan's law. With SORNA i was retroactively placed on the list. My indecent assault and solicitation of indecent assault put me on for life. After the 2016 decision I was dropped to 25 year. Muniz should take me off. What should I do? Would this new hb 1952 keep me on or off? Help! I cant afford the 2500-3500 the attorneys want to charge me.
  • HOOKSCAR February 14, 2018 at 1:38 pm on General Comments February 2018Much respect. Good luck.
  • Chris F February 14, 2018 at 1:02 pm on General Comments February 2018My biggest fear is when they play the "it only gets rational basis review" crap. Rational basis review is only supposed to be used on laws that affect everyone the same. The judiciary feels that elected officials wouldn't propose irrational laws or the people would vote them out of office, so they leave it to the judiciary to police themselves on most issues so every piece of legislature doesn't flood the court by those that hate it. The problem is, our issues should get strict scrutiny, because the laws ONLY target a select and easily identifiable, hated, and politically powerless group that cannot change its status by doing anything to get out of that group. When you try to claim that, then they will use the "sorry, you are not one of the protected classes like gays, minorities, and elderly". But that isn't relevant. That is only relevant for laws made for everyone that would hinder those protected classes. It doesn't apply to when a hated group is singled out for special attention, and strict scrutiny should apply.
  • AlexO February 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm on General Comments February 2018I'm not sure about colleges, but I believe you're supposed to provide new car information to your regular PD during your annual (or how ever often) registration if you purchased a new vehicle. They basically want to know what car to look for in case they need to find you. I'm guessing the same reasoning for college PD.
  • steve February 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.It’s sarcasm, but I would still punch her in the mouth. (not in a physical sense..)
  • JoeHillsGhost February 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Completely missing from the call to "think of the children" was any consideration of the registry's effect on the children of registrants.
  • PK February 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm on IML Lawsuit FiledAny luck with this?
  • lovewillprevail February 14, 2018 at 11:08 am on General Comments February 2018After skimming through some docs posted by Mike, it appears both the state and federal gov are hanging their hats on Doe vs Smith so that all of Mike's claims can go away since Doe vs Smith says civil whereas Mike says punishment. Hopefully the court will take the time to hear Mike's side and look at Mike's sources and not just see Doe vs Smith in all the rebuttals before throwing out all claims.
  • Bobby February 14, 2018 at 11:07 am on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restorationLOL I remember that in the 2014 Florida governor debate. . .Oh please, he probably watches gay porn during Sunday mass and uses the bible to cover his smart phone. He is gone in a few months and hope he loses the senatorial race if he runs for it. That guy is a pompous prude and 2 years ago ranked one of the nation's least popular governors.
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 10:32 am on General Comments February 2018@ Not Really ,,,,, ,, that was one of the best reads i have had in awhile man , it is on the money . most of the time if you try to talk to folks about this they look at you like your nuts , i will get back to you on this at some point , thank you for getting back to me ! Kind Of Living
  • TS February 14, 2018 at 10:29 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.From the follow up: "So, who won? Surprisingly, the audience voted for the abolition of registries. Prior to the debate 39% voted in the affirmative, 22% in the negative, and 39% were undecided. 72% of the audience closed ranks around Dr. Horowitz after she razed the hastily constructed fortress of feelings about the registry. 16% sided with Ms. Hamilton and 12% were still undecided." Rational thinking presented thoughtfully will articulate the argument against keeping registries and help to counter the emotional points (e.g. 80%, etc). Do not counter emotion with emotion, but stay above the spray pattern as they military says and calm in your counterarguments.
  • That does not help Steve February 14, 2018 at 10:25 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.@Steve Even stating such retribution in physical action does not help or give credence to reforming SO laws.
  • TS February 14, 2018 at 10:22 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Here is the follow up to this debate if you are interested in some light reading: REASON AND THE SOHO FORUM WANT TO KNOW, DO WE ABOLISH THE REGISTRY? https://www.sexlawandpolicy.org/slap-blog/abolish-the-registry It addresses much of what has been commented on here. Very interesting reading.
  • Chris F (@Mike R and all) February 14, 2018 at 10:03 am on General Comments February 2018I'm really nervous about the outcome of Mike R's Pro-Se oral arguments against the request to dismiss his lawsuit. This will be a big test to see if a good Pro-Se challenge against an all-powerful Attorney General with tons of legal resources can even stand a chance. I say it is a "good" Pro-Se because of the amount of research Mike has done for years on this, and the help he has gotten from people on here, even though not from any attorneys. On the plus side, by not using attorneys, his attack comes from a fresh perspective and not just re-used arguments that the other side is already well prepared for. Best of luck Mike R, we are all counting on you, and you should be in the courtroom right now.
  • John February 14, 2018 at 9:50 am on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restorationAsk Rick Scott what he thinks about same sex marriage. Before he turns red and starts sweating, he will refer to the bible and Jesus and just leave it at that - no more questions, no more answers.
  • David Kennerly, Escape Nardist February 14, 2018 at 9:46 am on General Comments February 2018Damned Facebook only! Well, If you have a FB account, you can comment. I refuse to FB.
  • David Kennerly, Escape Nardist February 14, 2018 at 9:40 am on General Comments February 2018"MISSING SEX OFFENDER" "87-year old Roger Whaley has removed his G-P-S monitoring device." Run Roger, run!! This is a 2018 version of "Thelma and Louise." Without the Louise or the bonding. But still... I know who I'm rootin' for! I say we all go and offer our comments of support. [ http://knoxradio.com/news/local/missing-sex-offender ]
  • Gio February 14, 2018 at 9:00 am on US Department of Homeland Security’s Malicious Immigration Policy Has Destroyed at least 4000 Families Since 2011Can someone provide me a link or citation to the USCIS statistic cited in the post (4000 families). I am currently writing a brief for a case and would like to cite to that number if I can find the source document referenced.
  • David February 14, 2018 at 8:48 am on State Department Revokes Second PassportIt's so ripe, it stinks!
  • David February 14, 2018 at 8:46 am on State Department Revokes Second PassportI wish it were that simple .... but it is not. If a major lawsuit is filed and lands before a biased or willfully ignorant judge, then the judge rules against you, you have now set legal precedent. Then you have achieved nothing except making any future lawsuits even harder uphill battles! S.O. lawsuits needs to be chosen very carefully, filed in the best legal jurisdictions, etc. This fight is a game of chess - it's not a old-time cowboy movie, good guys in white hats always prevailing.
  • CR February 14, 2018 at 8:41 am on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersEven if the state registries are shut down or made non-public, we can still be targeted. All registrant data has already been copied from the official registries and published on many other sites.
  • steve (@miker) February 14, 2018 at 8:39 am on General Comments February 2018Good luck Mike.
  • David February 14, 2018 at 8:13 am on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends Decision😞 This is exactly why the Registries need to be abolished! He had moved on with his life and was doing good for his community. If you see a flame-engulfed school bus full of trapped children, you'd better step away. Don't try to help - the only thing in the news headlines will be your past in big bold lettering! 😞
  • Paul 2 HB 631 February 14, 2018 at 7:55 am on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends DecisionI think we need to accept that people that commit SO are not the same as people that have never committed a crime. Making the public aware that the registration laws are wrong is one thing. Trying to convince the public that someone that has intercorce with a 4yr old can now allow himself to be in situations where he may be alone with a child or trusted public authority is a hole different ball game. I think that just makes it harder to fight the registry. We all know there are situations that we hopefully learned to keep ourselves out of. Would any of you think this guy should be able to start a babysitting business? Once you cross the line there are things we are subject to because of that the more you try to pretend that isn't true the more paranoid the public will be and push for harsher reg laws. We don't know the details but we do know the guy has responsibilities because of his actions also. Not everything comes down to Jail time. An alcoholic has a responsibility to keep himself out of situations that might tempt him to drink The same goes for this guy. His crime was not CP or flashing someone. I would think he'd accept that maybe being such a public figure and the possibility of him being in situations with the public that are not good is not such a good idea.
  • Tim L February 14, 2018 at 6:50 am on MO: Legislature considers updating sex offender registryTyranny via Tierney Same same
  • steve February 14, 2018 at 6:47 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Violence against women is a very bad thing but every time she said “ they all have a 150 vicitims” I wanted to punch her in the mouth. Fear mongering at it’s finest.
  • Harry February 14, 2018 at 6:46 am on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Marci Hamilton is highlighting another meth. Her reasoning for justifying the registry for sex offence crimes over other crimes is that is "that kids are targeted by the perpetrator", which, is few cases yes, however, is not the norm as most are situational.
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 6:34 am on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends Decision@ Tim Moore ,,,,, ,, I agree 100% , i think this why we don't ever get very far getting rid of this registry , because people don't care that offenders can be fixed , but all they think is what they read in comments on high profile articles that are slanted with hate , none of these people want to here about those that not only can change but those that did change , and they almost never hear how dirty the courts can be , that's just a rough draft of what I have been thinking lol , but my heart go's out to this guy that has gained the respect we all crave , and is willing to lay his life down for others with no pay check ,
  • Bobby February 14, 2018 at 6:05 am on FL: Maxwell: Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott has no credibility on rights restorationMan, I hate that guy. He will be out of the Gov office come this November. 2018. FL needs a Democratic Gov now more than ever.
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 5:49 am on PA: Registered Sex Offender Elected As Fire Chief In Pa. Town, Mayor Defends Decisionthere you go , not truly knowing the facts , besides that fact that he was already judged , i have been looking for ever and just cant seem to find the part where the citizen gets to judge in less they are a part of the jury , he did his time its not for anyone to judge any longer , that means ... well you know everynoe
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 5:22 am on General Comments February 2018yea we all no that women cant be deadbeats , and all around bad people that hang out with thugs , but i have to say your doing right by your family , its good of you to care so much for them
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 4:40 am on CA: Sacramento Judge Rules Some of CDCR’s Prop. 57 Regulations Are VoidWhat if there was no assault ?, and no intent ?, just a prosecutor , what if the victim made no mension of an assault in prelim , just the prosecutor asking the so called victim what she thought was going to happen , what she Thinks ? could have been guilty of what was ment to be trespassing , because of a sign that said for rent , and everything else was a surprise , prosecutors use intent and assault how ever they want , if no sex crime happened and there was no reason to think there would be a sex crime other than a person was there , so what gives , and another thing many of the people that can make prole early are thugs when they are doing time and I bet there be no mention of their crimes on the inside , just that they went to school , or raked the dirt on the yard , still involved in crime while locked down dose not show they are turning over a new leaf , but CO's got their back
  • kind of living February 14, 2018 at 3:09 am on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex Offendersif I got a call like that I would go ! with the sheriff in the back seat , that's if I could get them to act, thugs sound like petty thief but could be a killer . with all of the things that are fact about how dangerous this registry truly is it seems that it would seem to be far enough to shut down the stupid registry the ML , and the IML , it all needs to be stopped or it can come back in spades . I had much more freedom when it was just for LE only , but there were problem's with that as well , because over some of the LE were handing out flyers , and if you got in a jam you never got the same protection , even when it was cops handing out flyers to the "Nosie Hood Watch" that was creating the problem , its way over due time to scrap the registry
  • mike r February 14, 2018 at 12:50 am on General Comments February 2018This is from the AG's own words. "The contents of the referenced article (or study) are not the proper subject of judicial notice, because they are not “generally known” and cannot be “accurately and readily determined from sources whose accuracy cannot reasonably questioned.” Fed. R. Evid. Rule 201(b). Burnt, irrelevant and speculatory.
  • Q February 14, 2018 at 12:35 am on ID: Scams Targeting Registered Sex OffendersGee; I wonder where they're getting the registrants phone numbers. These scams have been going on since our personal information was made public. So let's see, not only do registrants get scammed, their property gets vandalized, they get assaulted, their children and family members are ostracized, as well as murdered, and anyone can increase the list of situations we are placed in because our personal information is made public; most of the situations are dangerous ones. This has to stop.
  • Lake County February 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm on CA: Sacramento Judge Rules Some of CDCR’s Prop. 57 Regulations Are VoidDepending on how this is promoted, I don't trust the voters will reject this if it's on the ballot. All the supporters need to do is promote the tough on sex offenders part of it and the voters might not bother to read the full law with all the other people this will effect. Sadly, I believe the majority of voters don't bother to read any of the Propositions until the ballot is in front of them.
  • New Person February 13, 2018 at 10:49 pm on State Department Revokes Second Passport@AlexO, The IML is dependent upon the State for information. Here is 1203.4: " the court shall set aside the verdict of guilty; and, in either case, the court shall thereupon dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant and except as noted below, he or she shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which he or she has been convicted, except as provided in Section 13555 of the Vehicle Code. The probationer shall be informed, in his or her probation papers, of this right and privilege and his or her right, if any, to petition for a certificate of rehabilitation and pardon. The probationer may make the application and change of plea in person or by attorney, or by the probation officer authorized in writing. However, in any subsequent prosecution of the defendant for any other offense, the prior conviction may be pleaded and proved and shall have the same effect as if probation had not been granted or the accusation or information dismissed. The order shall state, and the probationer shall be informed, that the order does not relieve him or her of the obligation to disclose the conviction in response to any direct question contained in any questionnaire or application for public office, for licensure by any state or local agency, or for contracting with the California State Lottery Commission. " Thus, the courts will: 1) set aside the verdict of guilt AND 2) the court shall thereupon dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant Hence, there is no conviction as there is no accusation or information against the defendant. ... .. . There are only 3 exceptions for disclosing one's conviction in CA's due to 1203.4: 1) any questionnaire or application for public office, 2) for licensure by any state or local agency, or 3) for contracting with the California State Lottery Commission. There is nothing in 1203.4 that states you need to disclose your conviction for an application for a passport. As a registrant, the only benefit we get from 1203.4 is that our conviction no longer exists with only those 3 exceptions. The state took away the "shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which he or she has been convicted" provision within 1203.4. By taking away the case dismissal here, renders 1203.4 that much more weaker of an immunity than every other group of former convicts who qualify for 1203.4. I'm a layman. The law for 1203.4 seems straight-forward to me. Accusation or information against the defendant is dismissed, along with setting the conviction of guilty aside. Also, I'm supposed to benefit from relieve from all penalties and disabilities from the conviction and no exceptions are written into law for 1203.4 that registrants need to continue to register who qualify for 1203.4. 1203.4 is a statute and an immunity program. I'd like the state to uphold that statute to the "T".
  • Pat February 13, 2018 at 10:39 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countrythanks Paul, But as far as i know i do not believe Canada calls the Philippines before a sor arrives...i've heard of storys Canada might be starting to do it,but my research has come up with nothing official on it...based on research and how many aliens sex offenders got denied at entry in 2017 : 131 were americans and 1 was from Canada....which makes me believe that there's a higher chance there letting Canadians in... I'm quite confused on the green Interpol thing, as i have to surrender my passport. i have to re apply for a new one.. how would the government calling Interpol work? Interpol would have to know prior to were im going right?...i try to go in hong kong before going to the philippines to prevent this from happening..
  • New Person February 13, 2018 at 10:21 pm on General Comments February 2018ha ha ha ha what a great, hyperbolic analogy!
  • Robert Curtis February 13, 2018 at 10:14 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.I was inspired by Emily on all fronts. Courageous leaders like Emily and Janice have heroically stood their ground against emotionally driven lies...how inspiring! As Church Hill once said, "don't give me the coward who fights knowing he'll win but give me the courageous that dares to fight when he's sure to loose!!!" Emily won in the end but she may have walked into the debate thinking it could easily have gone the other way.
  • mike r February 13, 2018 at 10:06 pm on General Comments February 2018That was an interesting debate. Every time the lady stated this study or that study I wish Emily would have said whoa wait a minute, stop, cite them. Everything the lady stated was conjecture, speculation, personal perspectives. No evidence of anything. I tell you what, that shi&**&&*^ isn't going to fly with me. I will vehemently object and demand they cite their studies and that they are by government agencies where there determinations can not be refutable or even questionable (this is what the AG even stated). Reasonably relied upon evidence, not speculations. Nice job though.
  • mike r February 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm on General Comments February 2018Man wtf is wrong with that lady in the debate. This lady straight lost her mind and definitely doesn't understand what a debate is talking for five or ten minutes about Nasser. Blaming Pen State and everyone else. What the h*&^&% does that have to do with registries? Absolutely Nothing. Irrelevant. This lady has some severe mental disability, Stupid fake unreliable irrelevant studies 1 in blah blah victim of sex abuse, under reporting blah blah. Are these people just on auto pilot? Are they some kind of government robot or something> Same worthless crap spouted over and over.
  • Anon February 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm on IML Lawsuit FiledCanada has a process called “rehabilitation” that allows an American to petition the Canadian embassy for a certificate of rehabilitation for previous felons seeking entry into Canada. The process is best handled through an immigration attorney that specializes in Canadian law. Part of the formula is time since offense, I believe it’s 7 years to be considered. Many things that are misdemeanor here would also disqualify you from entry like a simple DUI.
  • Joe123 February 13, 2018 at 8:41 pm on IML Lawsuit FiledVery well written lawsuit, excellent job Janice!
  • Anon February 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm on PA: Thousands of sex offenders no longer have to register. Should lawmakers put them back on a list for life?The IRS doesn’t come to my house or require me to come to theirs. They don’t require me to report my email addresses, cars, travel, phone number, educational institutions, jobs, hours worked, etc. under penalty of imprrisonment. I’d rather deal with a hundred Audits than SOR.
  • mike r February 13, 2018 at 7:21 pm on General Comments February 2018So I wonder will anyone from on here or relevant show up??? 10 am people, Federal courthouse, Sacramento room 26. Guess we'll see.
  • Paul February 13, 2018 at 6:37 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryI’m not sure if we’ve seen a Canadian SOR question on here before. If Canadian authorities operate at all similar to how American authorities operate (which it sounds like they do given your reference to what I’m assuming you meant to be an INTERPOL Green notice), then yes, they will see it. And I’d venture to guess there’s a high likelihood that you’ll be denied entry based on that. The way it works here is that our government alerts INTERPOL, which in turn issues a Green notice. Our authorities also send an alert to the destination country. What the destination chooses to do with that information is entirely up to them. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, the end result has been a denial of entry. Hope that helps.
  • AJ February 13, 2018 at 6:16 pm on General Comments February 2018gofile seems to be shaky of late. I notice that whenever I try to use it and it's broken, my anti-virus also happens to let me know it blocked a crypto-mining script.
  • AJ February 13, 2018 at 6:11 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteIf I recall the case law I've read, the State must inform the RC of the registration requirements. (I think that's in AWA or AG guidelines, too, for those States that are compliant.)
  • NYLevel1 February 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Isn't it strange we never ever see or hear of the 'Great' Sex Offender treatment doctors in New York running thriving businesses practices like Krueger and Martinez participating in these public debates?
  • Greenpeace February 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm on Australia: Victoria gathers momentum on radical new sex offender planShe’s in pain and wants people punished. She and her supporters want former offender to suffer too, for eternity. She’s essentially saying, No more life for you either!!
  • Brian February 13, 2018 at 5:34 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteI guess all the SO’s who talked to wolf fell on deff ears,
  • Plain as Day February 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.Obviously Marci Hamilton was not directly debating each topic that was on the floor. She was repeating the lies and she was fear mongering. She will run for political office.
  • Mike s February 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteWithin a week, I was removed.
  • James February 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm on General Comments February 2018RE: David Kennerly, Bull-Splatter Analyst Writing on Coalinga: Geeze, you do beautiful work! Thanks for...at least someone is publishing the truth. Best Wishes, James
  • mike r February 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm on General Comments February 2018Here people. A link to my site where you can view the latest, including the Memorandum and Prep for Oral arguments. http://mllkeys20112011.wixsite.com/mysite Sorry about the other link, I don't know what's going on with Gofile but whatever.
  • AlexO February 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportYes, since you still have to register. If you're talking about California's 1203.4, it's not so much as a straight dismissal but rather setting aside your guilty plea. This is a positive thing for your background check for most civilian things but less so for government things. Many government applications will still treat your original conviction as still there and I'd be highly surprised if the passport app will be any different.
  • Political Prisoner February 13, 2018 at 3:35 pm on ACSOL Monthly Meetings 2018I was not able to attend the Last meeting in San Diego and I heard that Janice handed out a paper listing the tier levels. Could someone send me a electronic copy of this document. I give the moderator permission to give out my email address. Thanks in advance.
  • AlexO February 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.So what data do you have to support the need for the registries existence? Nasser and Sandusky They're behind bars for the rest of their lives and weren't registered prior to their crimes, so the registry wouldn't have saved a single one of their victims. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!! WE MUST HAZ!1!
  • Eric Wren February 13, 2018 at 3:10 pm on PA: Registered sex offenders resign from fire departments after ABC27 investigationIt's bull crap the guy did his time let him be a productive citizen I don't care what he was charged with or that he is a sex offender...
  • PK February 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm on State Department Revokes Registrant’s PassportAnother reason why I would never even think about retiring or staying in the U.S. forever much less even my hometown Miami.
  • Counting the days February 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm on State Department Revokes Second PassportThx Janice, you work better than any anti anxiety or anti depressant med out there. We need to start calling you "Mama Janice" the way you look after us.
  • R M February 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm on Australia: Victoria gathers momentum on radical new sex offender planSo what does Carly's killer have to do with any sex offense? Maybe I missed it but I read three stories on Carly and the foundation supported by the Australian gov't. Where was Carly's Mom when her 15 yer old was trotting to the beach to meet someone alone? Maybe Carly's Mom should have taught her own daughter about internet safety instead of forcing it down 100,000 children after the fact and collecting 600,000 dollars from the gov't.
  • Tom February 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm on Should the Sex Offender Registry Be Abolished? A Live Debate.This would have been a great debate if the person who was in favor of registration stayed on topic and answered the questions as of her. She successfully tried to control the subject and not answer the question.
  • Bill February 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm on MO: Legislature considers updating sex offender registryThe forms to Petition the Court for removal from the Sex Registry for Missouri do not seem to be available on line. Can anyone please provide a link?
  • Pat February 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryI am a Canadiian on the SoR in Canada, i was recently put by local police a green notice on my passport... does anyone know if the philippines will see or act on it? thks
  • Anon February 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm on State Department Revokes Registrant’s PassportWhen they enacted the ID designation law in Florida a few years back they simply said in a letter that your license must bear the designation by your next check in or it’s a 5 year felony. Do it or we will arrest you. Plain and simple. It’s also a felony for a registrant to not have an ID showing their current address. No way around it. If I spend 5 or more nights in a row at any address I have to go to the DMV and get a new ID at my expense, then get another one if my trip was temporary showing that I’ve ‘relocated’ back home. So a simple 5 day vacation to the Florida Keys or a work trip requires 1) a trip to the DMV, 2) a trip to the local sheriff, 3)a trip to the sheriff of the county I’m visiting, 4) a trip to the local sheriff again when leaving 5) another trip to the DMV when I get home and another new ID, 6) another trip to the local sheriff when I get home to reestablish my residency. Oh, and the current Florida legislative session is about to vote on changing 5 days to 3 days.
  • Wants off February 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm on PA: Senate positions Megan’s Law fix for voteIf you are still required to register, I am sure they will send out new paper work.
  • Interested party February 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm on General Comments February 2018@mike r You have a great argument and are well prepared. Speak your mind and may the judge have an open mind.
  • Tuna February 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm on IML Lawsuit FiledThanks, I thought there was a charge to even sign up and get access.