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  • Chris F February 24, 2017 at 11:14 am on SCOTUS: Argument preview -Court to consider social media access for sex offendersAnother great article covering the Packingham case. However, it also fails to mention the following: 1) The law only affects law abiding sex offenders. If a sex offender is going to unlawfully seduce a child on social media or just gather information on one, they will simply do so using a fake gmail account to set up a fake social media account. There is no way for police to track that. I would imagine that none of the 1000+ that have been charged with breaking this law actually had a nefarious intent since the State did not provide that information. I am not sure why this is not pointed out in the briefs to SCOTUS as it nullifies the state's intent and shows how the law is just another punishment against sex offenders. 2) The State tries to claim the 1000+ figure of how many sex offenders have been charged is invalid because it comes from an unsubstantiated media source. However, the state didn't bother to provide the real number charged, which it obviously has access to.
  • Lake County February 24, 2017 at 11:06 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsCongratulations Jimmy, so glad to hear of your success! I like your idea of writing your own petition and paying an attorney to submit it. If you've done all the work for the attorney, I can't imaging that the average criminal attorney wouldn't submit the papers for you for only a small fee. We can't just sit around waiting for someone else to get us off the registry. Filing our own petitions is possible and not as hard as some might imagine. We at least need a law that allows this to be a possibility. I'm glad to see that you still come here to keep up on these issues even though you no longer have to register.
  • mike r February 24, 2017 at 10:42 am on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. Snyderit's begun....its only taken 20-30 years but I see an unconstitutional overbroad and overlaoded registry in a death spiral....
  • RFS February 24, 2017 at 7:59 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI am not “dead wrong” Alex and I am not “lying” James. I guess I am guilty of making a blanket statement. Yes, it does depend on the crime and the vast majority will not qualify. I have a COR. It was actually pretty easy to get, except for the money part. If all we needed was to wait 10 years and get a COR we probably wouldn’t be having this tiered registry conversation in the first place. Anyway, I hope either or both of you can “be relieved of any further duty to register” and/or get off these damn websites, more power to you. I know I’m in the minority when I stick up the tiered system. I see it like we’re all on this deserted island and a ship shows up that can only rescue a percentage of us. I am not going to be the one to say, hey, if we all can’t go you have to stay on this island and die with the rest of us. Lastly, I believe in Janice. She does way more for us for nothing vs. what the lawyers do for $$$. She is more “golden” than any of our lawyers.
  • Just a few thoughts... February 24, 2017 at 7:31 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsMany people don't remember or know you can also seek the ability of a paralegal to assist with paperwork, which is inherently cheaper than an atty, to ensure it is correct the first time before your file. Yes, there is some cost related to it, but many work from home and do it part time as well as full time. You can also seek a law school assistance center where law school students help those who are not able to fund an atty. Of course, if you are able to do the paperwork yourself and file, obviously that is the best option if you are financially strapped. Then you should make yourself available to others as they want to do their paperwork since your experience has been learned and should be shared. If someone can track statistics for those who are filing and being rejected vs accepted (approved) as this process starts and goes on, that would be helpful to many, but it has to started as soon as the process is open. The court system and their minions won't track them for you. Just keep that in mind....
  • Lake County February 24, 2017 at 4:45 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsWell I agree, it should be automatic, but it's not. I'm not giving up on this chance to get my life back. Once they see that the recidivism rate stays low, they will be less afraid to make this process automatic. This Bill does not have the details in it we all want, but it will at least give us some hope in a better life. It's a start. And maybe with the recent Federal cases in our favor, someday this public registration may end. But SCOTUS doesn't always rule the way we think they should. And many Public Defender Offices do help the poor with petitions. They don't have too, but many, if not most do. Check it out!
  • SOTraveler February 24, 2017 at 4:35 am on International Travel after IMLI too plan to fly to Italy this Spring and travel in a few nearby countries. When I just did my annual registration I told the Detective that I plan to travel on vacation and asked if her were aware of any notification rules around that. He said no. I think I may still mail him a registered letter with my travel dates and cities, though not addresses as the hotels may change. That way I will have something on file just in case...but I also don't want to raise any red flags in advance that may stop the trip. I will be traveling with my wife and adult daughter and they know when we return to the US I will be stopped for secondary screening - I've gone through that before. I will update upon return.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 24, 2017 at 2:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsBut is adhering to said 'parameters' subject to discretionary review of People v. Welch, 5 Cal.4th 228, 234 (1993) ["Abuse of discretion" present only when a judge makes a decision that is “arbitrary or capricious or ‘exceeds the bounds of reason, all of the circumstances being considered.’”] ? If so, it will be very difficult to prove that a judge erred in deciding to deny a petition (or petitions). It wouldn't be much different than a judge exercising her/his discretion to deny a Certificate of Rehabilitation. As a somewhat analogous scenario, refer to how judges decide to deny or grant probation under California Rules of Court, rules 4.413 and 4.414. Then see how judges exercise their discretion, with Courts of Appeals always affirming (i.e. protecting their buddies in the lower courts): People v. Medina, No. C080952 (CA3 Dec. 27 2016) [unpublished, though recent: "To establish abuse, the defendant must show that, under all the circumstances, the denial of probation was arbitrary, capricious, or exceeded the bounds of reason."] - http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/nonpub/C080952.PDF People v. Superior Court (Du), 5 Cal.App.4th 822 (1992) ["A trial court has broad discretion..."] - https://h2o.law.harvard.edu/cases/1594 People v. Cazares, 190 Cal.App.3d 833 (1987) ["The reviewing court must find that the trial court acted arbitrarily or capriciously in exercising its discretion."] - http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/3d/190/833.html All decisions that protected the lower court, even when many of the 'parameters' in above cases were not adhered to by the lower court judge.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 24, 2017 at 1:58 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThat's what they recently did in Nevada's tiered registry. About eight months ago, about 2,700 Tier I offenders were elevated and reclassified as Tier III offenders: http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/sex-crimes/ruling-allows-nevada-sex-offender-registration-requirement-changes-take-effect About the same time, Nevada's tiered registration law evolved and Nevada became a more draconian Adam Walsh Act (AWA) state via-AB 579: http://www.jeffjaeger.com/law-blog/2016/07/nevada-enacts-new-sex-offender-tiers/ This point was brought up by others (as well as myself) in previous posts. That by adopting a tiered registry, California becomes only one law closer from adopting AWA. With Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- who has supported harsh sex offender laws -- I often wonder whether he will influence for greater federal funding incentive as to convince California into becoming an AWA state. The way I see it, the tiered registry is a perfect setup -- a precursor -- from California being one law away in joining the AWA states.
  • Alex Payne February 24, 2017 at 1:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsLOL Curiouser! You just proved my point that you have no clue what you're talking about. Firstly, you cited the statute wrong. You said "4852.1(b)" when the statute is actually 4852.01(c). LOL! Secondly, read the statute more C A R E F U L L Y. It simply says that a registrant who earns a 1203.4 may file for a COR if they haven't "been incarcerated in a prison, jail, detention facility, or other penal institution or agency since the dismissal...". It says nothing about requiring 1203.4. That's why some people who were sentenced to prison qualify under 290.5. For the controlling statute you'd have to refer to 290.5: "(a)(1) A person required to register under Section 290 for an offense not listed in paragraph (2), upon obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation under Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 4852.01) of Title 6 of Part 3, shall be relieved of any further duty to register under Section 290 if he or she is not in custody, on parole, or on probation."
  • Jimmy February 24, 2017 at 12:06 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThis may or may not be of any help to those living in California. I live in Colorado and follow this site because it seems to be the most active and helpful in the US that I can find. In terms of a tiered registry, Colorado has one which seems, very closely to follow federal guidelines. I recently petitioned to be removed from the registry here. My conviction was for possession of CP back in 1999 and it was a Federal conviction. I wrote the petition myself, compiled all the relevant case law etc. Being paranoid, I did pay my lawyer from 15 years ago to review and file the petition, but he changed almost nothing. I really thought this would drag on for at least months if not years. But almost shockingly for me, the petition was granted (with the 5 year reduction for no subsequent convictions) with no protest from the DA. I am still trying to adapt to not being on the registry. It opens up paths that I thought were forever closed to me. My point being, don't give up on being off the registry; keep in mind that if you are not on paper still, you can move to other states that might be more liberal about registration laws. If California implements a tiered registry that follows Colorado's, it could give hope and relief to 10's of thousands. But it will depend very much on the judges who are making determinations in those districts. No perfect answers.
  • curiouser February 23, 2017 at 11:10 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsNo, Alex, I am NOT dead wrong. Title 6, Part 3 of 4852.1(b) reads: "A person convicted of a felony or a person who is convicted of a misdemeanor violation of any sex offense specified in Section 290, the accusatory pleading of which has been dismissed pursuant to Section 1203.4, may file a petition for certificate of rehabilitation and pardon pursuant to the provisions of this chapter if the petitioner has not been incarcerated in a prison, jail, detention facility, or other penal institution or agency since the dismissal of the accusatory pleading, is not on probation for the commission of any other felony, and the petitioner presents satisfactory evidence of five years’ residence in this state prior to the filing of the petition." There's your statute. Now, I never said a judge "MUST" or "SHALL" grant a petition for relief. I said there will be parameters that the judge must adhere to in rendering his/her decision to grant or deny said petition. As it stands now, the judge can deny it no matter how much rehabilitation a person shows. In fact, a poster on this site has detailed several times how the judge in his case stated that he (the judge) had no reason to deny the COR, yet denied it anyway. And hey. Great that you know ONE OF THE FEW individuals who have actually been granted a COR. That just proves my point. The FEW who have been granted one, from the FEW who are eligible. At the very least, the new proposal will at least increase the number of people who will have a CHANCE to seek relief from registration, a far cry from the FEW who now have the chance to become one of the FEW to actually get one. The odds may not be any better under a new system of actually being granted one than the odds are now, but more will have a chance for relief. That's a heck of a lot better than the status quo you cling to.
  • Alex Payne February 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsHow are you so sure the DA wouldn't have the manpower? They can always file for extensions claiming that they have too many 290 petition cases. The judge will grant it and your case will remain on the docket. Also, I'm pretty sure the Public Defender will not be able to help in representing the indigent. Gideon v. Wainright only extends to right to counsel in trial and direct appeals stages, so it's fair to assume the public defender would not represent those who cannot afford an attorney. The point that I'm trying to make is that the petition requirement should be automatic. It shouldn't be left to a judge elected into office.
  • Timmr February 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsDamn, esse. You think Janice can do everthing for us!
  • Timmr February 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsYou are right in this case, right now a one time 288 (a) violator can not petition for a COR, but with this tier bill he can. Hopefully, they don't start moving tiers up as this goes through the subcommittees. I'm afraid many legislators will not pass this bill until all 'child related' offenses are in tier 3. Call me pessimistic, but it is hard to believe politicians will change their patterns that easily, and suddeny leave the path they have been on for a couple decade now . This is most likely an opportune time to pass this bill. Everyone's focused on the antics in the White house.
  • Timmr February 23, 2017 at 9:51 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThere is not that much of an equal protection issue unless a tier 1 or 2 is made to be on the registry for 30 (actually 32) years or has had to spend a lot of money to fight to get off after the 'minimum' time has expired. Note they use the word minimum. If you are tier 3 and pre-1987 you are still lifetime. If you were convicted pre 1987 and tier 2 you are ten years over your term, tier one would be twenty years over at passage of this bill. One can say it is only fair that they should not have to petition, having done at least 10 more years than is required of the bill. Still if your conviction was in 1988, and you were denied release from the registry you would have a claim, being say 9 years over your term compaired to someone 10 years over. Not much difference. I doubt many of those over 20 years will be denied. That would be begging for an equal protection challenge. They will focus on the younger ones, I think.
  • Drummer February 23, 2017 at 9:28 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsLake County... thank you for your words of encouragement. I concur.
  • Timmr February 23, 2017 at 9:26 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusI attend San Diego, but I have gone to LA (means I have to leave home at 7:30 on Saturday morning, ugh). I believe you are nearer the Bay area?
  • Lake County February 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsOMG people, it's not that hard to file your own petition to the courts for anything. I imagine they may even make a standard application form. And with all petitions, the court routinely waves all filing fees for those without funds. Also, most Public Defender's offices will likely offer free services to the poor. Unless the DA wants to contest your petition, it's going to be granted. If this Bill passes, there is going to be a stampede of us filing requests for termination. I doubt the DA's office has the manpower to contest all of the first batch of petitions. And if we see that the petitions are routinely denied, I'm sure Janice will step in to help us since the purpose of this Bill is to reduce the high numbers of people on the registry. Obviously not every DA's office will act the same way. We will soon know which DA's will and won't contest our petitions. Maybe it will be best to avoid filing in some counties. If some DA's and Judges are too stubborn to allow relief from registering, then perhaps the only option is to move to another County. (not an easy thing to move, but at least it gives us an option). If the Bill as written is not properly administered, Janice will continue to fight for us.
  • ReadyToFight February 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderMan, my heart goes out to all you in Michigan. I wish you all the best.
  • JohnDoeUtah February 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderIf a Court strikes down a law as unconstitutional, or part of the law, those portions are wholly unenforceable. The legislature could never change the law in defiance, but they also would never be able to charge you with violating it. For an Order of the Court to have any power, it must mean something - such as a finding of unconstitutionality making the law dead. Your attorney sounds like a Republican mouth-piece who thinks "so-called" Appeals Court's decisions, written by "so-called" judges doesn't bind Michigan's hands. It's laughable. I made sure Utah could not, and would not enforce the internet identifier law, no matter the status of an appeal. All it takes is an Motion for an Order to Show Cause.
  • Alex Payne February 23, 2017 at 7:57 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsCuriouser, again you are dead wrong. Obtaining 1203.4 is not prerequisite to earning a Certificate of Rehabilitation. If it ease, please cite the statute or case that proves me wrong. As far as the "parameters" under the tiered registry you mention, nothing says that a judge "must" or "shall" grant a petition if they are met. They are simply guidelines. Finally, the Certificate of Rehabilitation isn't a "unicorn." I happen to know of a few who was granted one. Yes, the chances of earning one depends largely in the political situation in the county of your conviction. It's easier to earn one in Los Angeles or San Francisco County (than, say, Orange County). But what makes you think the differences of success in earning relief through a Certificate of Rehabilitation will change vs. the petitioning process under the tiered registry? The patchwork and political differences between counties will still exist with the tiered registry. The parameters you mention are nothing other than guidelines.
  • Bobby February 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderTo American detained in America, Well I live in Michigan and as far as I can see we still have to check in, I checked in ,in December and the clerk at the cop shop, told me that she was glad things were starting to turn in our favor, but when I check in, in March to make sure I bring my $50 bucks with me, unless I get something in the mail saying differently. Also Ms Aukerman one of the Attorney's from the ACLU said just keep following the rules until we get a final ruling from the courts. So matter if SCOTUS hears the case or passes it by we here in Michigan have won. I for one wish SCOTUS would hurry up and decided whether they want to hear Doe v Snyder or not. any thoughts on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • Me February 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderFor whatever reason the link does not work. Try this one http://bclawreview.org/e-supp/2017/05_hamilton/ As to the question about the status of the Michigan registry, continue obeying the law. My attorney has stated that the courts do not legislate. They rule on legality. The law stands until the Michigan legislature decides to change the law. The court did say the law is ripe for a challenge
  • Fess February 23, 2017 at 4:54 pm on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsWhat I can't understand is, 1 person kills another, the killer gets let's say 30 years in Federal prison, then he only does15 and he gets off for good behavior.... We mess up. Did not kill anyone yet lifetime registration as a sex offender.. Please someone explain to me the logic???
  • Curiouser February 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIt is accurate that some people are relieved of the requirement to register via a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Equally true is that there are some persons who, while they qualify for the Certificate, it will not give them relief from the registration requirement. In addition, there are those who cannot even GET a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Also true is the fact that the people who are 1) eligible for a Certificate and 2) for whom it will bring relief shrinks each time a new law is enacted that impacts that eligibility. Such is the case of the 2014 decision which took away the ability for some CP offenders to have their charge expunged under 1203.4 PC. The expungment is needed to gain relief from registration via Certificate of Rehabilitation. Under the proposed tier system, a great many of these persons will at least be ELIGIBLE to petition for relief. At this moment in time, under the law that exists now, MOST REGISTRANTS CANNOT EVEN PETITION FOR RELIEF. So how many actually have earned relief from the requirement to register via COR? I have no idea. I do know that not a single registrant has been granted relief from said requirement in Orange County, where I happen to reside. Not one. An attorney is not required to petition a court for a COR. It can be done pro per. Same with the proposed petition for removal, once a term is completed. It's an easy choice. Pay a attorney or do it yourself. Either way, there's no guarantee that it will be successful. But money is not an issue here. If you can't afford an attorney for a COR, you can't afford one for a petition for removal. One difference? Under the proposed tier system, there are parameters in place that a judge must adhere to in rendering a decision. Under the current system, it is completely at the whim of the judge to grant or deny a COR. It is utterly capricious. The COR is a unicorn. It is mythical. And with each passing year, each passing law, it is becoming even harder to find. As far as this particular argument is concerned, the proposed tiered system is much better than the COR.
  • James February 23, 2017 at 3:48 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThat's what I'm saying. I lived in AZ and UT and they just passed a lot of bad and terrible laws targeting the 2s and 3s. The tiered registry is gonna open the floodgates of new and more terrible laws just like in every other state with a tiered registry. Do you really think Cali will be any better?? James
  • James February 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsAlex..... Thank you my friend. I do trust that fairness & truth eventually prevails. I don't like a tiered registry because I've had the experience of living through 2 tiered states and they were horrible!! A lot of people selling this bs bill are not being honest and misrepresenting fact in regards to what this tiered registry is really about. I will be putting this in the hands of God and trust the fair outcome prevails..... even if it takes years. A tiered registry isn't the way to go. I'm harmed by this bill but I also know that there will be many, many others that won't benefit but will be made worse off with this bill. There are a lot of better ways to do this. I've lived in tiered states and it was hell compared to Cali!! But by the looks of it, a lot of you might end up learning the hard way. By then I will find no satisfaction in saying "I told you so." James
  • James February 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsMr. D & RFS..... You are both lying or don't know what you are talking about. A COR does get some people off the registry under the law we have now (if your crimes qualify)!! You 2 need to do your research!! You are trying to spin this wacky tiered bill by trying to tell me that I should read the bill more when I have!! I'm not a fool. Just because I disagree with this bill don't lie to me and tell me that a tiered registry is my only hope because it's not!! I have one of the best lawyers (Eisner & Gorin) and he told me I do qualify for COR to get off 290 with the law that we have now. I trust him because he literally saved me in 2007 from many, many years in prison to a few (hard) weeks in L.A. County jail. What he says is gold!! 10 yr is the minimum for me and I would qualify now but because I don't have 5 yr continuous Cali residency I have to wait another 3 yr added to the 2 yr that I've had since moving from Missouri. My lawyer said that CORs are granted if they are done properly. When I went to carsol meetings I met 3 fellow 290s who got CORs after waiting 10-13 yr..... so it isn't impossible like you 2 make it seem. The 3 from the meeting I mention don't ever have to register in CA..... so if the law we have now already let's some 290s off..... then the shenanigan tiered bill is giving us something some of us already have but packaging it up like a turd!! James
  • American Detained in America February 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderI'm curious as to the results of this ruling...i.e. does this mean the registry is at least suspended in Michigan?
  • G4Change February 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderI pray that SCOTUS doesn't turn this ruling on its head and further destroy our lives with the pending case from North Carolina. Do you know if SCOTUS uses rulings from lower courts as guidance? I hope this ruling will be brought up during the upcoming oral arguments.
  • Chris F February 23, 2017 at 1:57 pm on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderIf anything demonstrates the tide is turning, it is this! Well worth the read. I am surprised she didn't mention the current SCOTUS case of Packingham VS North Carolina. That could turn out to be our biggest win in a long time, or a nail in our coffin for years.
  • Alex Payne February 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsPIA, I agree with you. However, I think a petition like this could easily cost more than $5,000 once all the expenses are added up. The sick part about paying all that money is that there are no guarantees after filing for a petition. A judge could easily deny a petition, year after year. Relief should be automatic! This was one of the reasons Janice was against it a few months ago. Nothing significant changed with the newest draft, so it is puzzling to see that she (and others in Acsol) now wants us to support this tiered registry disaster after initially pointing out its many flaws. To me, I am thinking the attorneys see this as a potential money making scheme.
  • Alex Payne February 23, 2017 at 1:25 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsRFS, you are dead wrong. There are SOME people under the current law (and NOT the tiered registry) that gets off the CA state registry if they are granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Read CA Penal Code 290.5: "(a)(1) A person required to register under Section 290 for an offense not listed in paragraph (2), upon obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation under Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 4852.01) of Title 6 of Part 3, shall be relieved of any further duty to register under Section 290 if he or she is not in custody, on parole, or on probation." This is the law right now.
  • steve February 23, 2017 at 11:02 am on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderExcellent read!! There is a hope that this will all come down! Empirical evidence is our friend. I would just like to know will there be a way to sue the shit out of somebody for the hell we have lived for 20-30 or 40 years!!
  • Lovecraft February 23, 2017 at 10:49 am on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderNC filed a lawsuit challenging the registry and all its amendments a few weeks ago in similar fashion to doe v snyder. The complaint can be downloaded and viewed here: http://ncrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1-Complaint.pdf
  • jo February 23, 2017 at 10:46 am on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderThis is a glimmer of hope on the horizon!
  • Janice Bellucci February 23, 2017 at 10:07 am on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderThe note in this issue of the Boston College Law Review is both informative and encouraging! In addition, it includes a reference to an article written by ACSOL board member Ira Ellman and his wife Tara Ellman regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's use of an opinion in Psychology Today magazine to conclude that the recidivism rate for registrants is "frightening and high". Further, the article refers to a case filed a few months ago challenging sex offender laws in the State of Idaho. Reading it is worth your time!
  • RFS February 23, 2017 at 9:11 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsYou are misinformed if you were told getting a COR gets you off the registry. It does not. That said, it is not a 3 vs 10 year question for you. If this tiered registry helps 90% as Janice believes, of even 80% or 70%, it's good. I believe that and I'm not sure I would even be one of those.
  • J February 23, 2017 at 8:36 am on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsThey haven't found a loophole, they're breaking the law and should be arrested.
  • ML February 23, 2017 at 7:53 am on The Transformative Potential of Doe v. SnyderHere is a link to a tremendous article regarding the 6th Circuits decision in Doe v Synder. http://bclawreview.org/e-supp/2017/constitutional-law-and-the-role-of-scientific-evidence-the-transformative-potential-of-doe-v-snyder/ A great article as it lays out how this case lays out a framework that the registry itself may and should be attacked. Let us all reach into our wallets and file suits in Federal Court, using the logic a strategy presented in Doe v Snyder.
  • Chris F February 23, 2017 at 7:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIt sounds like it won’t work as planned, but may set the stage for better challenges in the future. My first thought was that giving in and accepting the tiers would make it harder to challenge the entire scheme. That may not be the case. The two most ridiculous parts of the bill may help pave the way for legal challenges that abolish the registry: 1) Letting all those off for offences convicted prior to 1987 – This sounds like a relatively easy “equal protection” challenge since that number is arbitrary. What about those convicted just after but that is because their trials were dragged on by prosecutors? Doesn’t sound fair that two people committing a similar crime at the same time could end up with two completely different outcomes. Also, since the 1987 date is arbitrary, how can you say two people that committed the same crime can receive such different treatment based on dates? If the registry is “regulatory” and not “punitive”, then it fails to regulate by letting those off with an arbitrary date of conviction. 2) Letting judges/prosecutors decide if someone can get off the registry – Didn’t work in Texas. Only 1/3 of those who met much more exhaustive criteria than California actually were approved by the judge to get off. They had to have a length of time on the registry greater than the already long federal guidelines and exceeded it. They had to get recommended by a sexual treatment provider. They had to get recommended by the Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment. Obviously, judges will lose elections if they appear soft on sex criminals so it is in their best interest to NOT let you off. Perhaps, once a few years goes by of almost no offenders getting off in California there will be a chance for a lawsuit. What good is a way off if even those most qualified still don’t get off?
  • Timmr February 23, 2017 at 7:30 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsDidn't someone mention Oregon has a tiered system, but all stay on for life? I don't know what is worse, living under a repressive regime for 20 years with restrictions that equal or exceed those of parole or having to go sign your name every year at the local police station for life and basically being left alone for the rest of the time. What I would like to see accompany this bill is a moratorium on new restrictions on registrants, some kind of acknowledgement of retroactive punishment. They don't seem to be needing our support to enact this bill, but if they did I would say, Ok, you have it, you have given the DA's a back door to keep a registrant on the registry indefinately, now give registrants some guarantee that this isn't going to open up a whole new battalion of new regulations on tier 2 and 3's.
  • PIA February 23, 2017 at 7:16 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsREVISED TO: TIERED REGISTRY BILL COULD HELP maybe 5-10% PERCENT OF REGISTRANTS Because a MAJORITY of 290's can not afford the APPX $3-5K for a attorney to petition the court for this filing, as MOST were convicted using a PD/ALT PD.
  • Timmr February 23, 2017 at 6:50 am on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsThey know the violent ones are going to keep coming back and feed the system. They have to put up a ship load of regulations to trip us up and get us back in the system, because we are not going to re-offend for them. In fact, they simply keep us in the system by putting us on virtual probation indefinately. What a racket it is, keeping the least dangerous ones permanently in the system. They reap the most benefit with the least amount effort. The American way.
  • Margaret Moon February 23, 2017 at 6:14 am on Reason Magazine Questions IML Decision, Other Federal Government ActionsAbsolutely agree with your opinion of this magazine! I've subscribed for years. Print copy goes to incarcerated loved one and online version to me. Maybe after reading this issue some will be convinced to subscribe. For now I think it is important that as many as possible read all the fine articles in this issue.
  • Hope February 23, 2017 at 5:42 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695A friend of mine got off the registry because she committed her crime before a set date. Though she cannot move to other states because she would have to register again. So basically she is a prisoner of one state. In the larger scope of human biology where all things that humans do is sexual related, all crimes are basically sex crimes. Nothing is going to change until all prostitutes have to register as sexual offenders.
  • BA February 23, 2017 at 5:15 am on ACSOL Board Selects Janice Bellucci as Executive Director; Elects Chance Oberstein as PresidentYou both are pioneers against what has become the greatest misunderstanding in laws of protection to society in history.
  • anon February 23, 2017 at 3:13 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I think this bill is progress, but just a little progress. This is not a gift to us, but a gift to DAs who want to get an opportunity to mug for cameras. Some DAs -- not all -- will look at a petition for removal from the registry as an opportunity to show how tough they can be on sex offenders. However, some registrants will get off and there will be some hope for others. So we make a little progress and may be we can make a little more later.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 23, 2017 at 2:14 am on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusLooks like you just made an admission David. Though I doubt your hypothetical conviction would be upheld if it were to be appealed to higher courts. BTW, which quarterly meetings do you (David) and Timmr attend?
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 23, 2017 at 2:08 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I will be added to the website. All for being one damn point too high (6) on the Static-99R scam. (Otherwise, I'd fall into Tier I.) Maybe I should go find a "lover" to live with for at least two years. That would theoretically remove me from Tier III and back into Tier I. Though how difficult will it be to get a Static score changed once it's set in our records?
  • ExpatRFSO February 23, 2017 at 12:39 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I don't see anything that would add people to the website that aren't already there. Janice can you clarify?
  • ExpatRFSO February 23, 2017 at 12:37 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Did you read this new bill? It's different than the draft bill. I didn't see anything that would add people to the website.
  • ReadyToFight February 23, 2017 at 12:18 am on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsEric....c'mon bro, put yourself in their shoes. Wouldn't your spine shrivel up and fever set in if you got a taste of enslavement? I mean....if the roles were reversed, wouldn't you destroy them? Wouldn't you paint a target on them and their children? Of course not. We've all been handed a plate of Sh*t and forced to eat it. Yet we still cling to hope and for the most part believe in the good of man. That's the passive part of who we all are. As our numbers swell, tempers flare and we see our unholy group start to organize... This country protects Murderers and Gang Members, and yes Terrorists and feeds us to the Wolves because we pose no immediate threat of retaliation. Eventually we'll all get sick of chasing residency restrictions and r-tarded sh*t like that there. Until then, just sit tight. It'll happen. As far as Murrieta goes, Janice will twist the knife on that one. P.S tax season is upon us, I plan to donate what I can and hope y'all do the same.
  • David Kennerly, Still Radioactive After All These Years! February 22, 2017 at 11:40 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusThe ban on accessing the "Megan's Law" website is absolutely not defensible and utterly unconstitutional. I will not obey that law and routinely break it. I see it as a personal responsibility to do so. An unjust law is no law at all.
  • David Kennerly, Still Radioactive After All These Years! February 22, 2017 at 11:33 pm on Reason Magazine Questions IML Decision, Other Federal Government ActionsExcept that Reason is one of the very few news media supporting our rights and should be given our support for their, very rare and exceptional, journalism. If you don't have the money, you don't have the money. Obviously, I'm not counseling anyone to spend money they don't have but I am urging those who can spare $15/year to subscribe to a magazine that continuously - and not just with this one article - supports our cause. In the same issue, Elizabeth Nolan Brown has another piece that refutes entirely the whole made-up "sex trafficking" hysteria-fest. Such media must be encouraged and funded and I continue to urge those here who are able to do so to make that commitment. Besides, you will learn much by reading it. Also, Lenore Skenazy, who has spoken at RSOL and is one of our greatest public figure advocates, is a regular contributor to Reason.
  • Alex Payne February 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI can relate with you James. I share very similar feelings AGAINST this tiered registry. I have extensively read the bill (and I'm sure you have as well) and I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to see the many loopholes and inconsistencies of the tiered registry before us. I don't know what to tell you except that you are not alone in feeling how unjust this bill is. The way I read your post, you will no longer qualify for 290 relief through a certificate of rehabilitation after 10 years, but you'd be placed in the 2nd tier and would have to wait 20 years for possible relief instead? That's also interesting that you say that Missouri also has a lifetime registry but it isn't listed in the fact sheet? I would think Janice's data is up to date?
  • donhoh February 22, 2017 at 9:39 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Although I do understand the concerns of many of you, I can't help but feel saddened by the many pessimist on this site. People, we have a chance! Prior to this bill we only had few avenues to fight our respective cases. I was able to petition the courts to have my 288 code reduced to a misdemeanor; it was considered to be a "WOBBLER." I did not pay for representation, instead, I conducted my own research and addressed the court with the assistance of a Public Defender. The reduction in my case was in 2010 after I moved back to CA. from Az. For many of you, Arizona may be a great option. Arizona does have somewhat of a tier system in place, which classified me as a level A or 1. That classification had me removed from the Internet, and if I remain in the same location indefinitely, I would not have to register again or only after I move; there was no posting or anything......I was free versus living here in CA. I believe in God and he appointed Janice and others to come to our rescue. Please, stay positive.
  • Nondescript February 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Petition: a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action. My point was that in this petition process it seems like the DA will have the burden of proof, not the other way around as with a COR where it is the the applicant that must prove they are rehabilitated. Letters of recommendation, possible input from any victim, volunteering in the community etc. They probably want to slowly diminish the current ever expanding registry, not out of a sense empathy or even justice, but because California is broke. P
  • Harry February 22, 2017 at 9:02 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsStill we should be able start clearing ourselves January 1, 2018. The courts are already in place, DA office are in place. It would take a few days to created petition form to have it ready by January 1, 2018. All other laws that are passed and signed during curtain year are effective the January 1 following.
  • Lovecraft February 22, 2017 at 8:47 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusFrom what Glen Gerding stated in the radio broadcast he has been unable to find even 1 case of "nefarious" activity associated with an arrest related to a registrant using social media. You would be surprised at how well rehearsed (from what I hear) the lawyer for the oral argument is involving this case. I cant promise he will use what i and others have suggested he use, but at least i tried. The oral argument should be posted by march 3rd so we can all listen to it.
  • Aero1 February 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsAll these cities and County politicians just sit back all day and think of ways to fight the ACSOL it looks like Marietta found a loophole which every city and county will probably adopt the truth is every registered citizens will probably have to register and be publicly displayed for the rest of their lives
  • Mr. D February 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJames - i'm not certain that I understand your post . While there are a lot of complexity is as it relates to a potential tiered registration system, if you're living in California you're never getting off under the current system. So if you've moved back from Utah or Arizona and are concerned about additional years the reality is a tiered registry system has the potential to allow you to get off the registry. I hope after you review the proposed legislation further that your opinion on it will change for the better.
  • Eric February 22, 2017 at 7:42 pm on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsCalifornia has recently had at least two police officers killed by career criminals with multiple violent felonies including fire arms and are known gang members released back into the community only to resume their violent behavior, yet, no special residency restrictions, no registration, no public registry. It seems the city council has the bully syndrome of going after the most passive people they can focus on.
  • C February 22, 2017 at 6:53 pm on General Comments February 2017Sounds like a plan. I'll swing by Party City and pick up some goodies, maybe even a piñata. Did you have a particular theme in mind?
  • Nondescript February 22, 2017 at 5:34 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Why does the law as it pertains to the deregistering process always refer to it as " relief". Obtaining relief, petition for relief , relieved of duty, etc.etc. Relief means "deliverance from or alleviation of anxiety, pain, distress" They are admitting that registration is all the aforementioned, year after year after year and yet it isn't suppose to be additional retribution or punishment for the initial offense. I wonder if anyone has brought this up in a court case? P
  • Rob February 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm on General Comments February 2017Thank you so much! I will let you know how it goes in 2 weeks.
  • Chris F (Need intelligent answer) February 22, 2017 at 5:17 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusThat's great to hear Lovecraft! I hope they also point out that the State refuted the brief that stated over 1000 sex offenders have been charged with violating the law saying it was an unreliable media source, yet the state didn't provide the real numbers which it obviously has. The State also didn't mention how many sex offenders caught were actually doing something nefarious. I imagine that is because it was zero. I hope the Justices notice these omissions by the State. The lack of what they provide says volumes.
  • James February 22, 2017 at 4:39 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsHow truthful are the talking points?? I see at least one that isn't a true thing: CA is only 1 of 4 states with lifetime registries along with Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida. ~~~~~ I moved back from Missouri 2 yr ago and they don't have a tiered registry either. It's all lifetime in Missouri too. So that talking point needs to be fixed? I know back in 2014 Missouri did try to change their registry to tier but they never did it and to this day Missouri is still lifetime without a tier. Funny thing is I also lived in Utah and Arizona after I got out of jail.... for a yr each in Salt Lake and Flagstaff.... both in tiered states.... and their SO registration laws SUCKEDDD even more than Missouri and Cali even though they were tiered. In Missouri and Cali very little restrictions except having to go to PD to register. So I can tell you firsthand that just because a state is tiered, it isn't better!! Just ask any SO from a tiered state!! In Utah and Arizona TOO MANY RESTRICTIONS.... most targets only tier 2 and 3s (and I was tier 2 in both). So I know what it's like to live in tiered states and as you can imagine I am skeptical about this law. I moved back to Cali to be with family and because I didn't know I had to live in Cali for 5 yr straight before applying for COR? At least that's what my $500 per hr attorney told me. So for now I will love and work here.... hey the weather isn't bad! Now when this tiered registry passes I will have to wait 20 yr total, so 10 more yr to apply to get off instead of 3 yr that I have to wait under the law we have now. So it looks like if this tiered registry passes my wait to apply to get off goes from 3 to 10 more yr!! Lol?? Funny thing is I haven't even been arrested or done anything stupid since I was arrested for my SO and that was 10 YR AGO in 2007!! If I get this right I would need to wait 7 yr longer under this bill when passed!! HOW IS THIS GOING TO BE BETTER?!? Tiered registry won't help my case and I have to wonder if it hurts me.... then it probably will hurt other people too?? James
  • James February 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJanice..... What about the some people who qualify for CORs? It's not like all 104k will be on the registry for life as you say. I can imagine thousands who qualify for COR who will no longer qualify if this bill bases (or have to wait 20 yr like me). Are you taking that in account??
  • Nicholas Maietta February 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Confidential Name Change Law California Code of Civil Procedure Sections 1275 - 1279.6 1279.5. Except as provided in subdivision (b), (c), (d), or (e), nothing in this title shall be construed to abrogate the common law right of any person to change his or her name. Notwithstanding any other law, no person imprisoned in the state prison and under the jurisdiction of the Director of Corrections shall be allowed to file a petition for change of name pursuant to Section 1276, except as permitted at the discretion of the Director of Corrections. A court shall deny a petition for a name change pursuant to Section 1276 made by a person who is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, unless that person's parole agent or probation officer grants prior written approval. Before granting that approval, the parole agent or probation officer shall determine that the name change will not pose a security risk to the community. Notwithstanding any other law, a court shall deny a petition for a name change pursuant to Section 1276 made by a person who is required to register as a sex offender under Section 290 of the Penal Code, unless the court determines that it is in the best interest of justice to grant the petition and that doing so will not adversely affect the public safety. If a petition for a name change is granted for an individual required to register as a sex offender, the individual shall, within five working days, notify the chief of police of the city in which he or she is domiciled, or the sheriff of the county if he or she is domiciled in an unincorporated area, and additionally with the chief of police of a campus of a University of California or California State University if he or she is domiciled upon the campus or in any of its facilities. For the purpose of this section, the court shall use the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) and Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) to determine whether or not an applicant for a name change is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code. Each person applying for a name change shall declare under penalty of perjury that he or she is not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code. If a court is not equipped with CLETS or CJIS, the clerk of the court shall contact an appropriate local law enforcement agency, which shall determine whether or not the petitioner is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code.
  • Nicholas Maietta February 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Since when did that happen? Form NC130: http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/nc130.pdf does in fact provide a checkbox for finding of 290 status but that doesn't seem to indicate that it prevents a name change. I have been waiting patiently to pass the time frame required to complete the name change.
  • Nevadan February 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesI have been trying to get in the trucking business, no luck so far... Any help or suggestions would be extremely helpful. Thx
  • Nicholas Maietta February 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm on ACSOL Board Selects Janice Bellucci as Executive Director; Elects Chance Oberstein as PresidentThank you for your service!
  • Joe February 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm on General Comments February 2017My personal experience, especially since like 2008-2010 when the sex offender scare really blew up on the web, is that my presence on the website in Florida has caused me the most hardship personally and financially, even more so than the few years that I was on probation once I moved to the next town over and got away from initial weirdo probation officer. . The Sheriff's deputies who "supervise" people on the registry think that I am a waste of their limited time because I have one "cluster" conviction from 2000 and nothing else of any type on my record. I go to their office twice a year and they do an address check twice and that is the only time that I have contact with them unless I move or get a new car (maybe). Everything else is now done on the web. I have even had a one deputy suggest that i move to New York because I would be off the registry in 2020 and would not appear on the website.
  • Pgm111 February 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIt's been several days since the new Tiered registry bill has been introduced. Perhaps more of you have read the bill. I have not had time yet. Will someone please tell me if names and photos of Tier 1 registrants will be displayed on the public registry? Thanks for taking time to respond.
  • Lovecraft February 22, 2017 at 3:02 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusThis isnt really about facebook. Its about it being a felony offense to excercise our 1st amendment rights using any media platform that allows minors to create profiles. The list is staggering: espn.com, webmd.com, google+, facebook, twitter, snapchat, cnn.com, nytimes.com, foodnetwork.com, instagram, youtube, I could keep going but basically any public forum, and about 80 to 90% of all websites. Trust me i know i live there. It is an abomination of a statute and if scotus cant get something as simple as this right i fear for all of us.
  • Timmr February 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)I think the Supreme court in 2003 said registration is not a disability. Remember their reasons, we are just embarrassed by the triggering crime, it is like a Price Club membership, etc. Therefore, you can be put back on the registry at any time. It is not a disability, not a jeopardy to life and limb, and if your plea deal says one thing, like I can get my offense expunged after ten years, and then Harris says no, they can take away that option from me by legislation, what are you going to do until that Supreme court decision is updated to reflect reality?
  • Lovecraft February 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusThe proper people have been alerted to this very thing. I wrote a long note asking for a 3 pronged approach with the oral argument. Sexual recvidism studies, Dr Elmans debunk of frightening and high, and the only people this will hurt are the law abiding ones. True "predators" as the respondent refers, are going to do this regardless of internet identifiers or social media bans. I have also read all the briefs and if you havent looked lately packingham posted his response brief a few days ago. While his brief doesnt come out and state that predators are going to do this regardless and only law abiding people will be hurt as succinctly as we state it it does touch on it. If you read through it you will see what im talking about. Glen Gerding who was packinghams lawyer also had a nice radio interview and he really thinks that we will have an overwhelming ruling in our favor the question to him is how much leeway will scotus give (if any) to nc to create a new law in the future.
  • Timmr February 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusWhen have registered citizens used the ML website to organize a crime? That's the reason they give for the prohibition. Never, that I know of. But it has been used many times by people who want to commit crimes against registrants. There needs to be some sort of truth in government law, like "this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer." "California ___ Warning: This website has been known by the State of California to: -not prevent crime. -increase crime - cause unemployment and underemployment. -cause people to lose their homes. - lead to injury and death to those listed on this site, as well as family members, friends and those mistakenly identified as registrants and victims of crime whose family members are registrants. -give users a false sense of security and discourages crime reporting." Anyone got any more items? I want to put it on a poster and flier to hand out to politicians.
  • SC February 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsJanice, you're a Saint. Thank you.
  • mike r February 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising Jesuslook how these damnnn judges spin this and find any technicalities in order to support the government and make it nearly impossible for someone without unlimited resources and can fight for decades before getting in front of the court again if at all. The North Carolina Supreme Court restored Packingham’s conviction. The state’s law did not infringe Packingham’s First Amendment-protected speech, the court’s majority concluded, it just restricted his conduct, the act of “accessing” the Internet guess what the guy can't speak freely if he cant access the net because his" conduct" is illegal. wow...what a spinnn.
  • New Person February 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)it is not stated as an exception as specifically worded under 1203.4. That is my contention. I didn't write the law, but I am interpreting it as I read it as a layman. There are exceptions listed under 1203.4, but nothing within states I must continue to register. If the law can succinctly negate certain offenses not eligible for 1203.4, then it can state that registrants must continue to register within 1203.4. It does not. 1203.4 states it will relieve all penalties and disabilities stemming from the offense unless of the exceptions listed below in 1203.4. That is the contextual test. Again, the courts must favor the layman as the law is written. 1203.4 is very binding and explicitly states what are the exceptions to the relief of penalties and disabilities. Sure, there's conflict between the two statutes, but that's not my problem as I am adhering to the rule of law explicitly written in 1203.4.
  • Tired Of Hiding February 22, 2017 at 11:53 am on General Comments February 2017Yep...we keep our noses clean...cross every t and dot every i and yet we are treated like scum forever. So let's see...what is the incentive to actually NOT break the law if you are never going to be allowed to move on as others such as the fine unregistered citizen mentioned above. Humm...make you think right. Sorry but there is no justice in America unless you count the event above perhaps...but that's more like karma if you ask me. Oh, and how do politicians sleep through the night...quite well I am sure since most of soulless sociopaths.
  • Tired Of Hiding February 22, 2017 at 11:48 am on General Comments February 2017Sorry to burst anyone's bubble but this is a lifetime designation. Even if you live in a state where you can be removed from the registry, you will still have a record as a sex offender. While it might no longer be visible to the public, it most certainly is to the feds and you will have that criminal record for life. Any job that requires a background check will show you as a sex offender as it is part of your FBI file. You might have some rights restored after X number of years but unless you are pardoned by the state's governor or the president of the United States, you still are a criminal and it will follow you wherever you go.
  • Tired Of Hiding February 22, 2017 at 11:40 am on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusWhen I first read the headline I thought good. Another strike against the stupidity of religion and then when I read that it was a post on FB it was clearly not anti-religious but a simple matter of someone with this damned label of "sex offender" who was caught violating the law of their particular state (and the FB TOS). They should have known that their account violated the terms of service one agrees to when using FB and regardless of how unfair that may be, it is why I do not have a FB account. I have read the TOS and sex offenders are not wanted by FB: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms Sex offenders are NOT a protected class even though our status is something we can not change is for the vast majority something that will never change (much like skin color or one's ethnicity) so FB is totally within their legal rights to do just what they have always done: Ban RSOs.
  • Matt Duhamel February 22, 2017 at 11:38 am on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesYes, Circuit City closed years ago...I noticed that.
  • Matt Duhamel February 22, 2017 at 11:36 am on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesDoes anyone know if other states have a similar bill as CA does in regards to hiring registered citizens? "California law prohibits employers from discriminating against a registrant solely because he is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code Section 290."
  • Harry February 22, 2017 at 11:21 am on ACSOL Board Selects Janice Bellucci as Executive Director; Elects Chance Oberstein as PresidentYou are the horsepower that is changing the landscape for not only RCs and families, but victims and providing real protection for children, as well.
  • Chris F (Need intelligent answer) February 22, 2017 at 10:21 am on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusSorry, I never change my sign in name but I need a real answer from someone who understands or researches this stuff. I've read ALL of the briefs in the Packingham case, and understand that over 1000 registrants have already been charged for accessing social media and fined or gotten jail time. NOWHERE, not media coverage, not in the briefs, and not in the oral arguments I've read, does it mention the fact that someone wishing to do harm to a child won't care about this social media ban law. They will simply use a fake gmail account and fake facebook account to troll kids. No search by law enforcement will turn this up. None. At most they will get a few really stupid sex offenders that uses the email address he provides to law enforcement to troll a child on social media. So, in other words, the law only punishes law abiding sex offenders and does nothing to prevent its stated goals that its existence hinges on. My question is, how is it that no lawyers bring this up, no defendants bring this up, and no judges ask questions about this? I am tired of feeling helpless, so I at least made the effort to email every lawyer on the list of briefs on this case about that. I only got one response that thanked me for my input. I guess we'll see if anything actually gets brought up in Oral Arguments on Feb 27th or if this is yet another nail in the coffin of the US Constitution. I've never been a "conspiracy theorist" but this reeks of it. It's just COMMON SENSE.
  • Drummer February 22, 2017 at 10:10 am on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)New Person.., thank you much for pointing that out regarding 1203.4! I don't understand why this is over looked. It's the law and yet it's not being exercised. Many thanks to Janice and her team but it's points like this that should also be considered to be addressed bc many I'm sure have been granted a 1203.4. I know now that anyone can freely obtain the paper work (17b, 1203.4) and submit it to the courts at no charge, however I paid a lawyer to do this for me having no idea I could of done it myself. Fortunately it was granted with the understanding according to the law that I would be released from all penalties and disabilities. I don't get it. Thanks to all for your comments and the support.
  • cool CA RC February 22, 2017 at 9:42 am on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)You can't change your name as along as you have to reg as a 290 here.
  • NPS February 22, 2017 at 9:30 am on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)While what you say is definitely true about 1203.4, this PC is what keeps us registering: Penal Code § 290.007 Any person required to register pursuant to any provision of the Act shall register in accordance with the Act, regardless of whether the person's conviction has been dismissed pursuant to Section 1203.4, unless the person obtains a certificate of rehabilitation and is entitled to relief from registration pursuant to Section 290.5.
  • J February 22, 2017 at 9:22 am on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsLet's get em!
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom February 22, 2017 at 9:18 am on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsReady to Fight It is in the nature of Unadulterated Sadist to pursue the practice of the Avenger Ethic to cully or Covet the Position of False & Counterfeit Piety that motivates their Wicked Deeds.
  • Get-it-right! February 22, 2017 at 8:55 am on General Comments February 2017I fully agree. For decades, my neighborhood has suffered with gangs and their killings, shootings, other violence, their drugs dealing, etc. We've had approx. 30 drive by shootings in the past three years! But no public registry for them. Absurd!! If there's anyone who should be publicly shamed, surveilled, and driven out, it's these POSs!
  • Lake County February 22, 2017 at 8:48 am on Reason Magazine Questions IML Decision, Other Federal Government Actions$15 for Reason Magazine or have food to eat for 3 days? Tough choice. You have to remember that most of us are poor and just surviving, so $15 for a magazine subscription is a lot of money. Margaret Moon's suggestion to just get the single issue for $1.99 is more practical.
  • New Person February 22, 2017 at 8:40 am on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)2 points I'd like to share Point 1. We really need to re-emphasize that 1203.4 was supposed to restore us back to where we were before the offense, hence the "he or she be released from all penalties and disabilities". Also, no where under 1203.4 does it state specifically that one need to continue to register as it falls under be released from all penalties and disabilities form the offense. Again, I highlight that in 1203.4, it states specifically the exceptions of what you are not released from by the following words, "and as noted below." Nothing is noted below specifically. As a layman, the judges need to abide by the law it contracted to the "T". If they wanted registrants to continue to register, then they should have written it under 1203.4 where 1203.4 specifically worded the exceptions to exist. 1203.4 states you are rehabilitated. Welp, this bill says you're never rehabilitated and are no different from any other tiered registrant. 1203.4 would simply be a farce of a paper. We seriously need someone to push back for 1203.4 and what it's supposed to represent, especially the fact that no where under 1203.4 does it state one must continue to register. Make the government follow the law it presented to the "T". Point 2. This bill is an increase in penalty. Michigan courts have already won its case that an increase in penalty is an increase in punishment. Also, there is no research based findings that actually would support this action as CASOMB has its recidivism rates under 1%. This bill would in fact make all registrants just one big group and tiers do not matter. Which then makes it more plausible for bill of attainder b/c it now, on law books, admits to segregating registrants from certain jobs and housing and other opportunities.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom February 22, 2017 at 8:40 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTimmr The Reality: Man is a Deterministic Device born into a Probabilistic Universe. The Endowed Elite of "The 4th. Estate" will & have Countered your belief that "There is no way I can control the actions or the emotions of others." With: There is a way We can control the actions or the emotions of other. This is how The Mass Media have monetized every Position they Hold just as a Commodity Trader in Chicago creates from a Declining or Inclining trend of a price of any commodity into their Daily Bread. I posit a additional Reality: The hand writing is on the wall but the contrast between the plaster and the latent invisible ink requires a Particle to develop it so it can be seen by the minds eye. A addition Reality: Everything that has come to pass on our Paths must have been inevitable. That being said, we must be proactive in this Match. May the Only Eternal Father Possessor of Heaven & Earth Who formed light & created darkness be with us. As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • Lll February 22, 2017 at 8:34 am on VA: Teen Girl Sent Teen Boy 5 Inappropriate Pictures. He Faced Lifetime Registry as a ‘Violent Sex Offender’ or 350 Years in Jail.Every prosecutor knows they can get a conviction on any sex charge, registration ECT. That's why they are so aggressively prosecuted it's 100% in the bag. No evidence needed accusations are fine, 15 minutes any jury in the land. And your a subhuman troll living under the bridge. Don't dance,give out your phone # or try to initiate any type of human interaction .it's 1984 and they shape the thought's and attitudes of the public at large. Now are you ready for your artificial insemination appt? Or do we need to call the authorities?
  • New Person February 22, 2017 at 8:16 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThis is where you have a case and the lawmakers will get into hot, hot heat. You can use the Michigan decision that state they have increased your penalty, making it ex post facto. It's up to us registrants to sue for terribly written law if it comes to past. This is akin to the residency restrictions that Janice and team have been fighting such that there is a law set and the cities made it worse. Well, Michigan set the tone by saying the increase in penalty is an increase in punishment, thereby making it ex post facto.
  • New Person February 22, 2017 at 8:02 am on ACSOL Board Selects Janice Bellucci as Executive Director; Elects Chance Oberstein as PresidentCongrats to both Janice and Chance!
  • New Person February 22, 2017 at 8:01 am on SCOTUS: Removal of an immigrant for “sexual abuse of a minor”This is an interesting fact: " Esquivel-Quintana contends that because there is no “readily apparent” uniform definition of “sexual abuse of a minor,” the court must compare the elements of the California crime against “[t]he prevailing view in the modern codes.” Such a comparison, he argues, reveals that “federal law, the Model Penal Code, and the laws of 43 states consider the least of the acts criminalized under Cal. Penal Code § 261.5(c) – consensual sex between a 21-year-old and someone almost 18 – to be entirely lawful. Six of the seven remaining states deem it not sufficiently serious to be treated as ‘sexual abuse.’” California is the exception. "
  • steve February 22, 2017 at 7:47 am on General Comments February 20173 of us should go together next year...make it a real b-day party.
  • Timmr February 22, 2017 at 7:36 am on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsHow is it a city can determine parole conditions?
  • David Kennerly, Still Radioactive After All These Years! February 22, 2017 at 2:21 am on Reason Magazine Questions IML Decision, Other Federal Government ActionsMargaret, Reason is available as a one-year digital-only subscription for just $15. That will include access to all of its print-edition articles, including the Jacob Sullum piece which is excellent, by the way. It is WELL worth the $15 as Reason is, far-and-away, the friendliest voice we have in journalism.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 22, 2017 at 2:08 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI don't think anyone is looking for a "perfect solution" (at least not me). I think it is fair that we demand an "evidence-based" registry. The reality is that this tiered registry *does not* make its classification based on *current* risk; it classifies based on *past* crime. Equally flawed, if your crime isn't as "bad" to even land into either Tier II or III, this bill is permitting the state to use the Static-99R -- a flawed "actuarial assessment" according to the legislature of Virginia, an appeals court in New York, and highly-esteemed MD and PhD professors from USC and Duke University (who *all disagree* with the Static-99R) -- to increase your Tier level to Tier III. The inherent flaw of the Static-99R is found right in its name: "Static." It assumes that you are of the same maturity as when you were sentenced and/or were released from jail or prison. All the "risk factors" were taken at either sentencing or release from jail/prison. The score takes no consideration for how long you've been offense-free in the community. What's strange is that the "developers" of the Static-99 tests claim that offense-free period in the community is the most significant factor in determining whether one will be a recidivist. Yet their very own test does not even include it as one of the "risk factors." This is very strange and not consistent to me.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 22, 2017 at 1:46 am on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusPackingham involves a case invoking the petitioner's First Amendment Right. I often question whether the California law barring registrants from looking at their own Megan's Law profile -- i.e., for a registrant to check its accuracy and/or whether one was either included or excluded from the website -- is violative of the First Amendment. In my opinion, I don't think the California law barring a 290 Registrant from looking at the Megan's Law website would meet strict scrutiny: 1. How can California argue that the prohibition of reviewing one's own Megan's Law profile meets a "compelling government interest?" 2. How can California argue that the prohibition of reviewing one's own Megan's Law profile is "narrowly tailored?" 3. How can California argue that the prohibition of reviewing one's own Megan's Law profile is the "least restrictive means" for achieving the interest of whatever the prohibition intends to meet? The First Amendment is one of the most protected -- if not *the most* protected -- Constitutional rights guaranteed to a citizen. Even for a registrant, I can't ever see the above law meeting Constitutional muster.
  • ReadyToFight February 22, 2017 at 12:31 am on Murrieta City Council Revises Residency RestrictionsThis is B.S How do you say the rule should not be applied to one side, then turn around and apply it to the other with no effing reason for supporting it??? They must enjoy watching us and our families squirm at every flick of the wrist. I pray that those of us lucky enough to find a path off the shame list can rise up in office and pull the weeds. I wish Janice would pursue political power...
  • C February 22, 2017 at 12:16 am on General Comments February 2017Great to hear. They finally fixed the phones so I was able to make an appointment for Thursday to enjoy my 22nd annual registration as a Price Club member. Oh boy!
  • C February 22, 2017 at 12:09 am on General Comments February 2017I had the very same thoughts. No registry for murderous gang-banging POS thugs with tattooed faces, but I, a disabled Navy vet, must register for a 30-year old offense for life. I read earlier that an annual event where police come to an elementary school was cancelled because it might upset the kids who are HERE ILLEGALLY! I cannot recall a time in my life when there was such a frequency of news stories that make me want to rip out.
  • Timmr February 21, 2017 at 11:35 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI never want to re-offend, not because it would make it problematic for this incremental strategy you have, but because it caused real lasting damage to those I love, and I don't want to see it happen again. Most registrants I have to believe feel the same way, as seen by the low re-offense rate. There is no way I can control the actions or the emotions of others.
  • G4Change February 21, 2017 at 11:30 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusGOD HELP US if the SCOTUS upholds this conviction! If you think the 2003 Smith v. Doe decision made our lives miserable, just wait and see what happens if this thing survives. God have mercy!
  • Concerned Registrant February 21, 2017 at 11:16 pm on General Comments February 2017For Rob: The phone number for registration at Van Nuys is 818-374-9675
  • Timmr February 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesHaving some control over my destiny is of great value to me. The laws are constantly narrowing our options. Being self-employed is good for my self esteem.
  • The Unforgiven February 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm on OR: Lawmakers debate proposal to add sex traffickers to public registryTaken from 'Life's Too Short'. Point being, lists are very important Liam Neeson (pulls out list): Here's some of the stuff I'd like to work on: improv, standup comedy, funny monologues, crazy characters, sketches, slapstick, anecdotes, parody. Yeah? Ricky Gervais: Yep. Liam Neeson: You noticed this list, huh? I'm always making lists. In fact, that's probably why Steven Spielberg cast me as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List. I said, 'Steven, I make lists all the time'. And he said, 'That's exactly what I'm looking for.'
  • USA February 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)I'm a little confused. This bill will basically affect everyone or just incest offenders? This is getting dumb
  • Tired of this February 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)I think it's worth it. You'll be glad you did, at least for the peace of mind not being on a public government hit list will bring you, and the resultant reduction in negative Google searches of your name. I found that within a few months of leaving CA, Homefacts also removed my listing (so they apparently do refresh their lists periodically). Bear in mind though, Oregon does have lifetime registration, regardless of tier level. So I guess it comes down to a decision between lifetime AND public shaming in CA (as of now), or lifetime and most likely tier 1 status in OR. As an aside, the idea of living in an RV is quite appealing to me. How do you register, though? As transient, or do you rent a space? Which then begs the question I've had for some time now: what if one wanted to be a perpetual traveler (RV or otherwise, or being a long-haul trucker living in his rig), not staying anywhere long enough to trigger registration? I don't think there's any legal way to, which is another example of how non-free we really are, as supposedly free citizens.
  • Peter February 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsUhh... it sure reads that he'd fall into the 2nd tier. So he'd have to wait 10+ more years with the tier registry before he MIGHT get relief vs. the current Certificate of Rehab relief that he might get. Funny thing is I don't think Joe is right. Joe is clearly wrong. Before we thank people for their jailhouse attorney opinions, let's make sure they are right to begin with. Also ironic that Joe accuses the OP (poster) of ignorance by questioning, "Did you actually READ the bill?" Yet Joe is the one who doesn't seem to see that this tiered registry will harm the OP (We deserve better). It's pure arrogance. A lot of arrogance and mistruths behind those trying to sell this law.
  • C February 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesAmen to that, Janice. As much as I miss having a cushy job with benefits like PTO and insurance, having my own business allows me flexibility I would not have otherwise. Finally after 10 years I have grown to where I am making more than I was when a full time employee. Of course, I work twice as hard, but if a client cans me, I don't lose 100% of my income in an instant. For anyone unable to find work, but has a real marketable skill, or just a good idea, seriously consider working for yourself. Be realistic about the nature of the business (day care maybe not the best idea), but don't let being on the registry discourage you. There are countless highly successful owners who faced greater adversity than this. Hold your head up, be proud and get to work!
  • Rob February 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm on General Comments February 2017Steve - Could you please post the phone number to call for an appointment at the Van Nuys office, I can't find it anywhere, and I hvae to go in 2 weeks. THANK YOU!
  • Joe123 February 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusThis, this is one of the reasons we are the Laughing Stock of other countries. They look at laws like this and cannot comprehend them. How Insane do you have to be to think that this is OK? How Disconnected with reality do you have to be to think that preventing a group of people (who already served their sentence) from using technology like the rest of the population will actually benefit society? These are Disgusting, Distorted and dangerous views. How about more PARENTS in this country do their jobs and teach kids something for a change such as how to be careful online? How about having a course in Middle School and High school regarding online safety? Where is the common sense in this country? If this potential Bill doesn't outrage you, you may want to reconsider how disconnected and Passive you've become as a human being. I'm speaking as someone that moved to this country at a young age. I can see this from both sides, as an American and as someone who's well aware of how people outside of the USA think and people LAUGH with disbelief at these stupid laws. I think the ACLU and organizations like ours could be a little more 'Aggressive' towards combating stupidity like this. Americans need to stop acting as if the Government is their 'God' and the 'End all be all'. Take some PERSONAL responsibility for yourself and your kids! Teach them something so that they can fend for themselves. Just because you're a bad parent who isn't teaching their kids enough useful lessons about life, doesn't make it OK for you to banish people they you don't like. People should be enraged by Bills like this and should not be so politically correct when pushing back on them!
  • Joe123 February 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm on OR: Lawmakers debate proposal to add sex traffickers to public registrySo placing people who looked at inappropriate photos or peed near a park is somehow 'Useful', but sex traffickers, people that are part of organized crime are NOT even on the registry? This is the definition of Insanity. I agree that it's good of ACLU to push back on adding anymore people to the registry, but this strategy may not work. Sex traffickers are the worst of the worst as far as I am concerned, how easy is it going to be to convince lawmakers to not add them to the registry? What DOES make sense is for ACLU and our organization to argue to remove Non-contact offenders from the registry to start with, and shorten the registration time for contact offenses. First time contact offenders could stay on for, let's say 5 years, while repeat can stay on for 10 years. I mean it's either we reform the registry or abolish it completely which would be ideal, but a bit unrealistic right now. We have not 'chipped-away' at it enough to dismantle it. You can't topple something of this magnitude that quickly. If you 'ease' the public and lawmakers into the removal of offenders based on empirical evidence, then you can eventually dismantle the whole scheme. That just my thinking based on my understanding of the psychology of people. Toppling the registry is a dream and just the right thing to do, but it's highly unlikely at the moment. Chipping away at it every year is very realistic. This is what's going on now. The residency restrictions are being eliminated. Ex post facto is being challenged and removed. Next the non contact first time offenders should be removed so that law enforcement can align resources to people with a higher priority. Eventually you can cut down on registration time for the remaining levels of offenders and do away with the registry or most of it. Correct me if I'm wrong...
  • Bruce Ferrell February 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesUnfortunately, while law says it's unlawful to deny employment, based on conviction/registration, it leaves the burden of proof on us. I've been on the registry since '93. I've been terminated twice and I've lost count of job offers rescinded dues to registration status. One made it clear why they were resending the offer, but would not put that statement is writing. Many of those companies listed either have or are largely in the process of automating the jobs they offer so they no longer need humans.
  • Bruce Ferrell February 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusWhile I agree with his fight, the article title is disingenuous and harmful. His religious proclamation isn't at issue. It's the violation of what I think is a terrible law in North Carolina. The plain and simple fact of the matter is that Facebook denies access to registered citizens. If Facebook, in any manner, becomes aware of an account operated by a register citizen, the account will be shutdown as a violation of the terms of service... And they actively perform searches to locate them. Nothing and no one seems to be interested in that currently. The language of the proposed California tiered registry seems to actually have language addressing this in that it seems to make broadly denying access to anything based on registry status a violation of law as opposed to only housing, employment and other civil rights categories. I know, who cares about Facebook. Like it or not, Facebook has become the defacto public commons and registered citizens are being systematically denied access to that.
  • That David February 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusWe traded it for "safety." Now we have nither.
  • 1 February 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)I really can't see the justification in this except for more punishing. I can't speak for anyone else but I've never been listed on the website and have never re-offended in the 20 years since my conviction. (Or before, for that matter) To put me on now would basically ruin the life I've rebuilt and there's no justification for it. I'm obviously not a threat considering I have a single misdemeanor offense in my life, 20 years ago. Question for someone who might know how these bills work. If this passes and the tiered bill passes, would this bill still be able to eliminate exclusions? It would counter what the tiered bill specifies.
  • Redeemed1 February 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm on General Comments February 2017Not a stupid question. I am in that boat in my state (in being off the registry) and was strongly advised to stay put. I think it varies by state, but unfortunately it seems that a lot of them could care less what your current state says. Some of them even say that I would have to go in, even for a short visit (over the allotted day limit). As an example, I remember reading a while back of someone who was relieved by their state, and then moved to NC. He had gotten pulled over for speeding, and told that the had to register. Others can probably shed more light on this, but I would say that it is serious minefield. I know it sounds stupid, but what else can we expect from our unconstitutional government.
  • This is a hit and miss list February 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesBecause a lot of Boeing's work is government related, it may be hard to find work with them if the work is for a government contract since Federal Law and felons working on government contracts is usually forbidden. Sure, Boeing has a commercial aircraft division, where military contracts also reside for commercial base aircraft used in military applications, e.g. KC-46 based on B767, but the States of WA, KS and SC are hard for RC's to live in and work for Boeing where they have a large commercial aircraft presence. This list appears to be dated and something I have seen online for years through various websites. Saying they will and doing so are two different things.
  • mike r February 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)I dont know if people are interested but here is what I believe is a great example letter to include with any correspondence with any and every one that we have contact with on these issues..Simply change the beginning to reflect your own experiences or situations.. To whom it may concern... I am emailing or posting this in hopes that it will be passed around so that I might bring to light facts and concerns surrounding a serious issue. There is an epidemic of bad policy coming from the government that is causing great harm to millions of people in this country and needs to be made public and which must be addressed. I am labeled a sex offender. I am one of those people who most people consider as monsters lurking in the bushes or stalking parks and schools searching for future victims. I was convicted for talking to an underage girl over the Internet with whom I never had any physical contact with almost 15 years ago. I am not attempting to minimize my culpability or to down play the seriousness of my offense but am simply trying to educate people about the facts surrounding this issue. I haven’t re-offended or ever considered re-offending. I did my time, finished extensive parole without any incidents, payed off my $15000 child support, and am in my sixth semester of college. I am a father and grandfather, an uncle and brother, engaged to be married, and all these people love me from the bottom of their hearts…Does this sound like a monster that needs to be ostracized for life or shot or locked up forever like a lot of people suggest? If anyone says yes then you have absolutely no interest in facts and have absolutely no humanity left in your cold dead hearts… The fact is none of these failed policies have achieved any positive results and have absolutely nothing to do with why I haven’t re-offended. If I wanted to re-offend I would care less about any of these laws and not one of them would prevent me from doing so…That's a fact …These laws only affect those individuals who want to be law abiding citizens and have no effect on the monsters people claim they are all concerned about...Zero effect… I do agree with those of you that feel that people who attack and rape children or adults should be locked up for an appropriate amount of time and subjected to intensive treatment before ever having a chance to be released,(which they are already, and the worst of the worst usually never get out), and if they re-offend lock them up and throw away the key…But do you really want our limited law enforcement resources wasted on a guy like me or would you rather have that money put into monitoring the high risk offenders and into programs that actually help prevent sexual abuse before it happens? These laws are absolutely useless, are a waste of tax payer dollars, and are a misplaced use of valuable law enforcement and governmental agency resources. Here are some facts from the leading authorities on this subject which indicate that there is no need or justification for these laws. California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) End of Year Report 2014. (page 13) Under the current system many local registering agencies are challenged just keeping up with registration paperwork. It takes an hour or more to process each registrant, the majority of whom are low risk offenders. As a result law enforcement cannot monitor higher risk offenders more intensively in the community due to the sheer numbers on the registry. Some of the consequences of lengthy and unnecessary registration requirements actually destabilize the lives of registrants and those -such as families- whose lives are often substantially impacted. Such consequences are thought to raise levels of known risk factors while providing no discernible benefit in terms of community safety. The full report is available online at. http://www.casomb.org/index.cfm?pid=231 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs United States of America. The overall conclusion is that Megan’s law has had no demonstrated effect on sexual offenses in New Jersey, calling into question the justification for start-up and operational costs. Megan’s Law has had no effect on time to first rearrest for known sex offenders and has not reduced sexual reoffending. Neither has it had an impact on the type of sexual reoffense or first-time sexual offense. The study also found that the law had not reduced the number of victims of sexual offenses. The full report is available online at. https://www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx? ID=247350 The University of Chicago Press for The Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago and The University of Chicago Law School Article DOI: 10.1086/658483 Conclusion. The data in these three data sets do not strongly support the effectiveness of sex offender registries. The national panel data do not show a significant decrease in the rate of rape or the arrest rate for sexual abuse after implementation of a registry via the Internet. The BJS data that tracked individual sex offenders after their release in 1994 did not show that registration had a significantly negative effect on recidivism. And the D.C. crime data do not show that knowing the location of sex offenders by census block can help protect the locations of sexual abuse. This pattern of non-effectiveness across the data sets does not support the conclusion that sex offender registries are successful in meeting their objectives of increasing public safety and lowering recidivism rates. The full report is available online at. http://www.jstor.org/stable/full/10.1086/658483 These are not isolated conclusions but are the same outcomes in the majority of conclusions and reports on this subject from multiple government agencies and throughout the academic community. People, including the media and other organizations should not rely on and reiterate the statements and opinions of the legislators or other people as to the need for these laws because of the high recidivism rates and the high risk offenders pose to the public which simply is not true and is pure hyperbole and fiction. They should rely on facts and data collected and submitted in reports from the leading authorities and credible experts in the fields such as the following. California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) Sex offender recidivism rate for a new sex offense is 0.8% (page 30) The full report is available online at http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Adult_Research_Branch/Research_Documents/2014_Outcome_Evaluation_Report_7-6-2015.pdf Document Title: Indiana’s Recidivism Rates Decline for Third Consecutive Year BY: Indiana Department of Correction 2009. The recidivism rate for sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05%, one of the lowest in the nation. In a time when sex offenders continue to face additional post-release requirements that often result in their return to prison for violating technical rules such as registration and residency restrictions, the instances of sex offenders returning to prison due to the commitment of a new sex crime is extremely low. Findings: sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05% Link to Report: http://www.in.gov/idoc/files/RecidivismRelease.pdf CA 00.8% The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) “2014 Outcome Evaluation Report“ http://californiarsol.org/2015/08/new-cdcr-report-reduces-rate-of-re-offense-to-less-than-1-percent. CA figure 11 01.9% California sex offender management Board 2012 in looking at this one I realize that this is another attempt to increase the visual concept of a higher reoffend rate than actually exists you will note in table 11 , that there are 8490 released sex offenders and that 5870 are returned to prison or 69.1% going onto figure 11. The pie chart does not represent the 8490 but rather represents the 5870. When you take this into account and do the math. 1.9% of 5870 comes out to 111 and 111 people involved in the new sex crime, out of 8490 comes out to an actual reoffend rate of 1.3%. This is just another way that the government is using razzle-dazzle techniques. In doing their statistical analysis. https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8943&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf More state studies; CT page 9 01,7% And prisoners with no prior sex crime are six times more likely to be involved in a new sex crime Recidivism among sex offenders in Connecticut, State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Criminal Justice Policy & Planning Division, February 15, 2012 DE Table 26 03.1% REARREST 6 offenders and on table 27 3 Offenders were not found guilty of a crime that makes the percentage of people convicted of a new sex crime. 01.5%. Rearrests should never be used as a determining factor. Delaware Sex Offenders, Profiles and Criminal Justice System Outcomes, January 2008 https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8622&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IA page 7 #4 “With the overall recidivism for sex offenses as low as 2% “ Iowa Sex Offender Research Council Report to the Iowa General Assembly January 22, 2009 https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8618&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IA ARREST 02.3% page 7 Iowa Department of Corrections Report to the Board of Corrections Third in a series of reports highlighting issues contributing to corrections population growth April 2006 Sex Offenders https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8616&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IN bottom of page “1.05%of identified sex offender’s recidivated for a new sex crime within 3 years.” Indiana Department of Correction Recidivism Rates Decrease for 3rd Consecutive Year https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8935&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IA table 4 0.3% new sex crime THE IOWA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AND RECIDIVISM Iowa Department of Human Rights Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8617&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf MI 8/10 of 1% three-year study has come out of Michigan looking at the number of people on parole that were returned to prison for new crimes they found that of the sex offenders who were released from prison and found that they were involved in the new sexually related crime at 8/10 of 1%, or in other words, that 99.2% DID NOT Reoffend in the new sex crime. And that they had the lowest reoffend rate of all the criminal classes released. The full report is here http://nationalrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CAPPS.pdf. Document Title: SEX OFFENDER SENTENCING IN WASHINGTON STATE: RECIDIVISM RATES BY: Washington State Institute For Public Policy. A study of 4,091 sex offenders either released from prison or community supervision form 1994 to 1998 and examined for 5 years Findings: Sex Crime Recidivism Rate: 2.7% Link to Report: http://www.oncefallen.com/files/Washington_SO_Recid_2005.pdf Document Title: Indiana's Recidivism Rates Decline for Third Consecutive Year BY: Indiana Department of Correction 2009. The recidivism rate for sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05%, one of the lowest in the nation. In a time when sex offenders continue to face additional post-release requirements that often result in their return to prison for violating technical rules such as registration and residency restrictions, the instances of sex offenders returning to prison due to the commitment of a new sex crime is extremely low. Findings: sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05% Link to Report: http://www.in.gov/idoc/files/RecidivismRelease.pdf Once again, these are not isolated conclusions but are the same outcomes in the majority of reports on this subject from multiple government agencies and throughout the academic community. Then we have those that are attempting to use under-reporting to justify the existence of the registry which is another myth and misrepresentation of the facts. This type of misinformation that is based hearsay and not on facts or evidence is also being used to justify these laws in order to create harsher penalties or further punishments. These laws only effect people who have already paid for their crime by loss of their freedom through incarceration and are now attempting to reenter society as honest citizens. Once again I want to emphasize that these laws only effect innocent family members and those individuals who most just want a second chance to become a respectable, productive and law abiding citizen and have absolutely zero effect on anyone who's interested and intent on committing a crime. No one can doubt that child sexual abuse is traumatic and devastating. The question is not whether the state has an interest in preventing such harm, but whether current laws are effective in doing so. Megan's law is a failure and is destroying families and their children's lives and is costing tax payers millions upon millions of dollars. The following is just one study showing examples of the estimated cost just to implement SORNA, which many states refused to do. This list doesn't include the cost to maintain the entire registration processes for the plethora of official state and federal agencies that is a product of these laws. From Justice Policy Institute. Estimated cost to implement SORNA Here are some of the estimates made in 2009 expressed in 2014 current dollars: California, $66M; Florida, $34M; Illinois, $24M; New York, $35M; Pennsylvania, $22M; Texas, $44M. In 2014 dollars, Virginia’s estimate for implementation was $14M, and the annual operating cost after that would be $10M. For the US, the total is $547M. That’s over half a billion dollars – every year – for something that doesn’t work. http://www.justicepolicy.org/images/upload/08-08_FAC_SORNACosts_JJ.pdf. None of these failed policies have not achieved any positive results in the US and are in fact destroying the lives of thousands upon thousands of innocent children and their families because one of their parents or family members are on such a registry. There has not been a single incidence in which a person was apprehended or prevented from committing a crime anywhere or anytime in this country because of any of these laws. Please take the time to research all the real facts and evidence on this subject and all the collateral damages to individuals and thier family members that are being caused by these laws. You don't have to take my word for it, just watch what the experts say.... https://youtu.be/GBoy2FB27yg Thank you for your time.
  • Margaret Moon February 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm on Reason Magazine Questions IML Decision, Other Federal Government ActionsI have just been advised that a single Online copy of the April addition of Reason (the one that Janice is recommending) is available at this link https://www.magzter.com/US/Reason/Reason-magazine/News/208727 Barnes and Noble carry Reason but only had the March issue, the April issue may be available soon.
  • American Detained in America February 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsAs long as the decision to remove us from the registry is in the hands of judges, I think it would be wise for none of us to hold our breaths.
  • American Detained in America February 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusThe Bible Belt was loosened in the 90s, then fell completely off in the last 10 years. It's a sad fact, but there is no freedom of speech on Facebook, or in a lot of other places. The new freedom seems to be the freedom to censor if you don't like what others have to say.
  • DPH February 21, 2017 at 12:12 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesWHAT? Stephen, it's a Fel for any RC to check. Like the network idea, but denies RC to communicate other than knowledge and here. Careful dude. Maybe your not in Cali.
  • DPH February 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesThanks TiredOfThis, I have enrolled in a school know, my vic is currently a CDL and Instructor and informed me of this course that many companies hire x-felons and yes, only care about the DMV/MVD Printout for last ten years for Insurance Carrier reasons. Not past crim, dealing with cardboard and even alcohol deliveries. We need to hear stories more from RC's and their experiences in obtaining and keeping employed. Thanks. Janice, you're correct WE need to work on that updated list. I was sour myself recog. of this same list over a decade and a half ago. It's TOUGH to donate when you can't work yourself let alone NOT rec'g gov. sub. or SSI nor Unemp. bene's. from your State and/or Gov (Fed). Also Circuit City gone over a decade plus.
  • DPH February 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm on SCOTUS: Removal of an immigrant for “sexual abuse of a minor”So common, so similar to many here...really messed up...Euro has no problem, we have tightened due to freaked out parents and government reacting to ill educated public as they are now. It just gets worse and worse, can't even think Straight. Sad sit-stat. Thank you to our new Pres 17'. Sad. No force or coercion. Wow. At least only 5 yrs for the minors that are convicted on the new Tier bill, if it passes. Keep writing those letters and phone calls. It may get better...Educate.
  • SC February 21, 2017 at 11:51 am on Murrieta Residency Restrictions Challenged in Federal CourtThe portion of the website for submitting the URL of interesting articles is not working at the moment, so I'm submitting this here. http://www.pe.com/articles/govern-825923-registered-issue.html Murrieta amending residency rules for sex offenders
  • JDub February 21, 2017 at 11:50 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI strongly disagree Roger… It is obvious that there will always be some sort of disagreement between registrants… more likely than not, based on how the registry affects us individually, and our families and friends. Just as with our incarceration, the burden I carry with respect to the registry, is just as heavy on the shoulders of those who may seem to have a lesser, or even greater burden than me. No one registered citizen is more or less important than any other, nor is the burden that the registry imposes. It is obvious that there is no perfect solution short of abolishing the registry. And I would think that we all would agree to that fundamental fact. Still, I believe that as the saying goes… ”If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything!” “Idealistic fantasy world…?” Perhaps… I respectfully take exception to the general comparison between the struggles of homosexuals and registrants. Being Gay myself, I have a good idea of the battles won and lost by those LGBT martyrs before me, and the battles still being fought today. However, in our country, the government does not require Gays to register as we register… foreign countries are not notified when Gays are traveling… Names, addresses, pictures, employers, and the “type of gay” are not public information as is our information is so readily and publicly available to anyone – including minors. You are right, “Homosexuals succeeded over many years in greatly diminishing hysteria and fear of them by the public.” However, in many cases that fear and hysteria exists still today. Follow their example. Sure… absolutely. What was it they were fighting for? Equal rights! Recognition! Did they compromise? No! In each and every action and protest, the underlying goal was equal rights and equal protection. They never stopped yelling it… they never stopped demanding it! “The ONLY way to get lasting change that will cause the pendulum of hysteria to swing back the other way is for ALL of us...” is to continue to demand equal protection and equal rights. We have done our “time” and served what was required, yet our government continues to add to our punishment… We cannot settle! When is enough – enough? We can change the minds of individuals, but only the court can reverse the damage caused by government. Your idea on how to” shrink the registry to a tiny size” is somewhat simplistic. The vast majority of people seem to not even view the registry. It has always been the small group of “Professional Victim Advocates” who scream the loudest. To them, no matter what we as registered citizens do, we all should burn in hell. As with the homosexuals you alluded too, we registered citizens must continue to get the courts involved… and we must remain firm in our resolve. Just as with the prison system, who will not change unless the courts orders change… we must force change through the courts. In the meantime, if we must have any registry at all, would it not be better to address any public access to the registry? To return it to law enforcement eyes only? Would that not help alleviate some of the burden and fear that all registrants, and their family and friends – regardless of level I, II or III, have? As you so aptly stated: “Let’s start the process of real change and get real freedom!”
  • Roger February 21, 2017 at 11:31 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJDub, we have to start with this imperfect bill, NOT as a permanent solution, but as a MEANS to an end. I understand your feelings about wanting perfect solutions now. But I encourage you to not allow your fear of to blind you to what we know is true based on history: Incrementalism is the ONLY way to reach LASTING change. Anything else is DENIAL about basic human nature. The American Civil War officially ended slavery by force, but it didn't change the attitudes of millions of people, so it took a century of blacks being abused before they won civil rights in the 60s, which they are still fighting to improve. You want idealistic solutions, but they will all FAIL, because they ignore this fundamental truth about humans: We humans are creatures who are run by their feelings (especially FEAR!), not of logic. We rationalize what we want to believe with contorted logic. Doesn't that explain the hysteria against us in the face of facts? The tiered system is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY in this culture of anti-RC fear to lay the foundation for building trust with the fear-fulled public and politicians. Without the tiered system--flawed as it may be--EVERYONE continues to suffer--FOREVER. I hope you don't really mean that you would want 105,000 RCs plus their families until you are guaranteed immediate freedom from the registry. If I was that self-centered, then i wouldn't be willing to fight bills that wouldn't affect me directly. A "me first" attitude will destroy the progress we have made united and grind our progress to a HALT. You said "when we agree to such bills then later argue against it". You are ignoring the strategy we can pursue, not to throw the registry out, but to incrementally change it. As Level 1s and 2s are released, we can point out to the politicians that there is no wave of new sex crimes as a result of the tiers. Then we can ask for more relief. Our success in California can spread throughout the nation and world, because they are all watching us. California has been the cutting edge on many social issues. This can be the next one. Magic thinking leads us to a pit of despair. Incremental change is a ladder out of that despair. Please support us, JDub. We are fighting for all our futures, not just for a few.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom February 21, 2017 at 11:19 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI concur, And posit the subject of "The 4th. Estate" aka The Media Outlets world wide do not have a "Check or Balance" to control creating Hysteria that they directly profit from. In Southern California you have Individuals like "John & Ken" on AM 640 constantly putting forth Out-Dated Facts and by the Omission of New Knowledge support Implicit Rules of Thumb that only serve the Established Elite throughout American Society that then Project these False & Misguiding Ideas to the world at large. These Avenues & Paths need a Ritual Cleaning. As Yehovah Lives, So should we
  • New Person February 21, 2017 at 11:03 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIt takes time to enact probably b/c they have to create a new entity, redo the whole system, as well as create the whole petition process thing. Unlike the IML where they already had Angel watch do the bidding for them to where all they do is say "enact now" when it passed, the tier proposal is just a proposal right now and nothing created beyond that at the moment.
  • DPH February 21, 2017 at 10:56 am on The Man Arrested for Praising JesusWHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH? What about freedom of choice of Religion?? What happened to the Bible Belt in NC? Did it fall off? What happened to OUR CONSTITUTION????
  • New Person February 21, 2017 at 10:54 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI want the registry to be deemed unconstitutional b/c it's a form of involuntary servitude (since it cannot be categorized as a punishment). So we're on the same page there. We're not on the same page about Janice or ACSOL. Janice has always been about terminating the registration. There are videos online on past conferences where Janice is adamantly speaking against the registry and wants to bring it down sooner than say how long it took to make the government to acknowledge internment camps were unconstitutional. Last year, Janice was approved to be able to be recognized as a lawyer at the Supreme Court level. Recently in a thread, Janice made note that she will be using Illinois' judgement and statement about criminalizing normal behavior is unconstitutional. Janice and team want registration deemed unconstitutional. In the meanwhile, she's also trying to help registrants to get off the registry while her and her team are trying to prove registration is unconstitutional. The fight against registration and being unconstitutional is the war. Wars don't end quickly. It's a long and strategic battle. Within the wars are smaller wars, let's called them battles. Those battles are like righting residency restrictions to fit state law or presence restrictions. A tiered bill is one of those battles. Currently, registrants are contracted to service the state for life in California. There's a scarce amount of people who are able to terminate that contract through Certificate of Rehabilitation (CoR). This tiered proposal has the potentiality to terminate the contract with the state for 90% of the registrants after 20 years. The tiered proposal is just that... a proposal. Janice and team have stated that if there is a tiered proposal then they want it at least based upon scientific research. Isn't this the second sentence you quoted up above, " Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. " Mind you, Janice and team actually have no input here to the construction of the bill. But the fact there already have been amendments to the proposal is a great sign that Janice, team, and other registrants have voiced their thoughts on this bill beforehand is amazing, to be honest. Rest assured, Janice and Team will be informing public safety of these researched findings (especially CASOMB's less than 1% recidivism rates) to abide by. With the Karl Hanson research work, the maximum time under surveillance is 17 years. Not only that, but California Constitution states people have an inalienable right to pursue and obtain privacy - under this bill blazing does not give the opportunity to pursue and obtain privacy for tier 3s. Janice and team have given us hope where once hope was bleak. We can go to parks in California where we once couldn't before. She and her team are building us up. This website has brought us all together so we're not feeling alone in all of this. There's confidence building to where you can voice your frustrations as well as get mad at ACSOL for not going in a certain direction. We didn't have that before ACSOL (CaRSOL). The ultimate goal is to terminate registration for good in the USA. In the meanwhile, Janice and team are trying to help mitigate as many unduly consequences upon us registrants. Yes, Janice and team know the devil is in the details when it comes to the government, which is why she is there for all California proposals speaking on our behalf with research based work as evidence. I appreciate all that Janice and her team does and will do. I will never accuse Janice of never wanting to take down registration as it is one of her ultimate goals (again, there's video of her stating so in an RSOL conference). When there's only 10% of the original registrants left, Janice and her team can still be counted upon to continually fight for them. Janice and her team are in it for the long haul. Let's try not to belittle their credibility, please.
  • Roger February 21, 2017 at 10:47 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsBruce, the reason Janice didn't give a sample letter is that most people would use it unchanged or only with a tiny amount changed. Politicians give little weight to form letters. We must all customize our letters. It is more work, but they carry far, far more weight than cloned ones.
  • Janice Bellucci February 21, 2017 at 10:13 am on Murrieta Residency Restrictions Challenged in Federal CourtThe City Council will also discuss a revised ordinance during the public part of the meeting which reduces its residency restrictions from 2,000 feet to 1,000 feet. Even if this reduction is agreed to by the City Council, the lawsuit will continue because the reduction does not comply with the Constitution or the CA Supreme Court decision of In re Taylor issued in March 2015.
  • SC February 21, 2017 at 9:57 am on Murrieta Residency Restrictions Challenged in Federal CourtMurrieta City Council will discuss this today, 2/21/2017, at 4:15pm in the closed session. http://www3.murrieta.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=707&doctype=agenda&itemid=39710
  • bluewall February 21, 2017 at 9:53 am on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesI normally write down "Will discuss in interview" So there is no paper trail of the reason.. because that paper bounces around to administration, HR, accounting, lots of eyes are going to see it... and they start rumors among the ground floor workers... and then the discrimination and harassment starts at the ground floor directed to you... slashed tires.. shitty shift hours... name calling... threats... damage of personal property in lock locker.. A couple of jobs the interviewer nods and says "That will not be a problem, is your equipment card still up to date?" and a few will say "ummm.. we might have a problem because some of our clients are part of the Parks and Rec or Schools so having you unload and set up, say a playground or a overly large AC on a roof of a class room will be a problem" ... I get the answers right away if I'm hired or not by making in a personal encounter rather than a already cookie cutter response... but I know with my method I will see a interviewer and not filed in a trash can
  • bluewall February 21, 2017 at 9:42 am on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesThis has been a on going issue in most SO's lives.. There are lists everywhere but in truth they don't hire because of background... Not many companies want to be associated with SOs Not unless you have unique skills or the company uses a cheap background check website .. I've been bouncing from job to job now... work long enough and get lucky to use unemployment and find another place... the longest job I had was 6 years, now its only 4 to 9 months...
  • Harry February 21, 2017 at 9:36 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIf this bill passes and signed in 2017, why we not able to benefit from it beginning January 1, 2018?
  • Janice Bellucci February 21, 2017 at 8:31 am on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesIf this list is old, we ask our readers to provide us with updated information. In the meantime, we believe the list provides valuable information to those seeking employment. We also believe that many people succeed by creating their own businesses.
  • Janice Bellucci February 21, 2017 at 8:27 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThank you, Roger, for your valuable insight and example of selflessness. Although you will not be helped immediately, you understand the value of helping more than 90 percent of today's registrants end their requirement to register. You also understand that those who remain on the registry will be supported while they are there.
  • JDub February 21, 2017 at 8:03 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsACSOL's belief system is clearly stated: We Believe >No sexual abuse is ever acceptable. >Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. >Current laws and policies that paint all sex offenders with one broad brush are counter- productive, wasteful, and cause needless harm. >Each offense must be judged on its own merits with a punishment that fits the crime and does not waste taxpayer dollars. >The public sex offender registry and residency restriction laws do not protect children but instead ostracize and dehumanize individuals and their families. >Money spent on purely punitive measures would be better used for prevention, healing, and rehabilitation. >We do not now nor have we ever had a relationship with the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) While I hold tight to the position that the registry is to be abolished... is ACSOL and others who "support" RC's want to acquiesce to a bill that still goes against or core belief... then, at the very least if no one is willing to abolish the registry, then put every law breaker... no matter the crime... no matter the age... no matter the person... including law makers and law enforcement... on a publicly accessible website... Equal Protection - right? I am deeply concerned about our (ACSOL and other RC supporters) credibility when we essentially give up and say "It's not perfect, but it's something." How does this look? How will this work when we agree to such bills then later argue against it? This will be thrown right back in our face! Granted, I am no politician, but even as this bill is being submitted, others are be drafted and proposed that will harm RC's and their families... I say NO! No to this bill! Anything sort of abolishment of the registry should be unacceptable for all RC's and their supporters. However, I do understand that baby steps must be taken to eradicate the cancer that is "registration". That being said, If we must have a registry, and since no viable legitimate proof has been provide since the inception of the "publicly accessible" registry that it has done what its supports claim it does for the protection of the public, then at the very least our (all RC's) position should be the complete and total removal of all registrant information from public access. The only access for such "registration information" should be for "authorized" law enforcement personnel only. Having such information, which was original for law enforcement purposes, avaiable has reated essentially a vigilante atmosphere... Despite providing for "punishment" for "abusing" registry information, it still is being used against law abiding RC's and their families. Again... I say no! Equal protect for all... or protection for none! Either no registration... or regjister everyone! If registration is to be an absolute in our society, then at the very least, it should not be made so easily available to the public. One final note, as for IML, the United states fails to protect its own citizens by provided information about its citizens to foreign countries, and essentially keeps locked up within our own boards.
  • ml February 21, 2017 at 7:00 am on VA: Teen Girl Sent Teen Boy 5 Inappropriate Pictures. He Faced Lifetime Registry as a ‘Violent Sex Offender’ or 350 Years in Jail.Is a person under 18 CP? If not then why can a prosecutor charge the young man? I know that he faced a charge for the proposition but it seems like even a bad lawyer could get the CP charge thrown out.
  • steve February 21, 2017 at 6:51 am on General Comments February 2017I would suggest the San Fernando Valley. No residency checks in 20 years and no cowboy sheriffs who like to parade the the combat units that come to your house to do a compliance check.
  • steve February 21, 2017 at 6:48 am on General Comments February 2017Had my membership renewal this AM in the Valley. Very pleasant exchanges they actually knew about the tiered proposal as they had a meeting about it. They were pleased it was happening.
  • Tired of this February 21, 2017 at 6:08 am on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesI'd prefer not to say on a public board such as this, but if you're in or near an industrial area, pallet companies are often in need of class A drivers. You'll deliver to area warehouses and pick up trailers of used pallets and scrap to bring back. A lot of drop and hook, but you'll stay local and you'll be getting plenty of practice pulling 53' trailers. By the time you're off paper, you'll have enough experience to look elsewhere if you want to.
  • T February 21, 2017 at 5:39 am on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)These legislators that want tough laws to pass are driven by emotion and hysteria and don't care to realize that this will do more harm than good and this could be a human rights issue.
  • Quint February 21, 2017 at 5:21 am on General Comments February 2017Stupid question. Let's say I'm done with California registration after ten years. Then, I move to a different state. Do I have to register there?
  • Lake County February 21, 2017 at 3:17 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsGreat comment Roger! I agree 100%. No politician and no member of the public will support Tier III registrants in getting removed from the registration unless we can first show that level I and II offenders are successfully reintegrating into society without a noticeable rise in recidivism. But we are all in this together and must do our part to never re-offend. We must prove we are forever rehabilitated. We are still fighting against attitudes from the public that often believes that sex offenders can't be rehabilitated, that all should be locked up for life, castrated and even given the death penalty. This perception by the public will take many years to prove they are wrong. Life is short and we are an aging group of people that need relief from this nightmare now. That is why I support the tiers. Waiting to find the perfect case SCOTUS will consider to reverse the registry will take many, many years. Many of us may not live long enough to see that happen.
  • Stephen February 21, 2017 at 2:32 am on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesCheck Craig's list for your area, they list trucking companies. Also check the registry to see where other people work.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 21, 2017 at 12:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsOne of its biggest flaws!
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 21, 2017 at 12:26 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJanice, I hope that you fight the Static-99R. That's my biggest gripe with this bill. The Static-99R is extremely flawed. It's okay to use it to determine parole or probation supervision levels. But using the Static-99R to determine tier level, regardless of whether an offense is a non-contact and first-time offense (without taking offense-free years in the community into account), is misusing this quasi-scientific "risk assessment." California has only tested the Static-99R for a period of five-years (albeit with seemingly deductive methods that rely on statistical manipulation). The "developers" of the Static tests state that it is only designed to be used 10-years following release. It lumps all types of offenses (violent and non-violent) together. Yet despite its extremely limited design, it is going to be used to determine lifetime registration under this tiered bill! How can the Static-99R ostensibly forecast lifetime "risk," when California only tested it for a period of five-years using a very limited -- and non-transparent -- sample in an unpublished academic paper?
  • JG February 21, 2017 at 12:12 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsMy passport is expiring in around 3 weeks. I haven't attempted to renew since I'm concerned about getting some sort of marking indicating my Scarlett Letter. I wonder if anyone has tried to renew and what happened. I'd love to know what countries I can still travel to!
  • Roger February 20, 2017 at 11:53 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsRalph--and my fellow RCs who think we should not support a tiered registry--you seem to believe we should hold out for a perfect solution with no intermediate steps. You say "Abolish the registry today! Throw out all anti-RC laws immediately!" But that is an idealistic fantasy world. That's NOT how we get people to change their attitudes towards RCs. There is no beautifully-crafted legal argument that can be made to judges that will completely abolish all registries tomorrow, because most judges have the SAME FEARS of RCs the public has. Yes, we fight bad laws in short-term fights, but the courts and lobbying will NOT give us lasting change. Even when anti-RC laws can be fought back in the courts and by lobbying, politicians will endlessly create MORE because the public has been brainwashed to fear us as unchangeable monsters. Homosexuals succeeded over many years in greatly diminishing hysteria and fear of them by the public. They didn't change public perception just by filing challenges in court. We can follow their example! The ONLY way to get lasting change that will cause the pendulum of hysteria to swing back the other way is for ALL of us to support ACSOL in working for INCREMENTAL CHANGE over many years. Here is MY OPINION on how to shrink the registry to a tiny size: (1) We have to support a tiered registry that allows thousands of low-and-medium level RCs get off the registry over time. This will prove over time to the public that there will be NO RISE in sex offenses when we are released. (2) The fear of the public will lessen as they gradually trust low-and-medium level RCs. (3) With less pressure on politicians to make anti-RC laws, we ask politicians to modify the registry to make it possible for most level 3 RCs to get off the registry. (4) When the public sees that removing level 3 offenders from the registry does not cause an increase in offenses, their fear will drop enough to allow RCs not on parole or probation to leave the registry. (5) As public trust of RCs builds, politicians will be more willing to make the registry very tiny, only for RCs on parole or probation and SVPs. (6) Someday even RCs categorized as SVPs could be given the chance to leave the registry. Again, this will take YEARS, not just a few brilliant court challenges. But it will be a LONG-LASTING change, based on real trust we will have earned from the public. I am saying this as a level 3 who is willing to watch 90% of my fellow RCs leave the registry while I wait for my chance someday. I am not selfish enough to want them and their families to suffer under the registry just to make it easier for me to hide in a crowd of RCs. So let's stop theoretical arguments against a tiered registry and get behind Janice and ACSOL. Let's start the process of real change and get real freedom!
  • Nicholas Maietta February 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)If I moved to Oregon, this would also potentially be the case for me. I live in an RV and am only 20 miles away from Oregon border. This is very tempting.
  • Nicholas Maietta February 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)When i moved to Nebraska, the reason i was to be kept on the registry in Nebraska is because I came from California, which has a lifetime registry requirement. If this tiered system changes, then I would be off the registry if I moved to several states. Before moving again to another State, I will be changing my name as my current name has been destroyed by online extortionists who are bullying me. The name I have chosen is one that is virtually impossible to Google with any good results. I suggest people consider changing their name before moving to another state after such a change would occur. Just be sure to understand what may be required before changing your name, such as how long you take up residence in the state before requesting the change. Also be careful of which states are AWA compliant.
  • j February 20, 2017 at 10:56 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I have 21 years on this roller coaster (since the age of 19) i did the "legal" way of hiring 3 attorneys and all put the very minimal when i hired them, they mentioned nothing about me completing college, did not mention i make average $51,000 a year, never mentioned i never re offended, never ever been in trouble, maintained a solid work history, been working for a military warehouse the last 13 years, never went to prison, my bail was only $900, did probation 2 years was kicked out early, my p.o even told me he didnt see me re offending, i even physically went to a court house last week and asked for some advice from a D.A and a attorney and both said there was no way off! for me it was a 290 case which was not force full, basically i took that deal because i was only 19 and slapped in the face with the system, i only wanted out and wanted to be left in peace (so i thought)
  • Janice Bellucci February 20, 2017 at 10:14 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Although AB 558 has not been formally assigned to a committee, we know that it will assigned to the Assembly's Public Safety Committee. We will provide the list of committee members, their contact information and a point paper on this website soon.
  • T February 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)This sounds like exploitation, because all these politicians want is to pass such laws that will require mandatory exposure of all registered citizens claiming this keeps communities and children safe and aware, and to make a registrant's life miserable, they can't have friends and family for help because they are consider a "risk", can't find work, and a place to live, and travel for vacation because of these crazy mandatory notifications making it punishable by imprisonment or worse for "failure to register". Lastly, living in a world of delusion of "once an SO, aways an SO", and not only that, but passing such laws like this one and also the IML, in claiming that the crime rate has been reduced by these laws.
  • Janice Bellucci February 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTo Tobin's Tools - If the tiered registry bill does NOT become law, 100 percent or 104,000 people now on the registry will remain on the registry for a lifetime.
  • Chris February 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesI'm actually going to trucking school right now and will complete it about two more weeks. Do you mind me asking which company hired you and any others that might please? I'm on parole so can't leave the state. Thanks.
  • CS February 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)One step forward, two steps back
  • deegoh February 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695As an individual who has registered for almost twenty years, I am pleased to know that there is an opportunity for us to have a fighting chance at being relieved from this oppressive law. We all owe Janice and the committee a thank you for putting their collective reputations on the line for us all. Keep in mind that nothing comes easy nor for free, but while we wait, I strongly recommend that we do everything in our own power to fight the law; we must demonstrate to all that we deserve to be removed from the list. Lets be more appreciative to those who are fighting for the change, after all, there has to be some compromise in getting things done. I am expecting to be removed from the registry within the next 24 months, and I expect our Lord to do just that for us. Lastly, can someone tell me what is a static test, who has to take it, and what it consist of? Thanks!
  • Lake County February 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)No real conflict; Senate Bill 695 will make exclusions available based on risk and AB-558 will remove exclusions based on offense.
  • Drummer February 20, 2017 at 7:23 pm on General Comments February 2017A police officer was killed today in Whittier Ca, by a noted gang banger who was just released last week. Before slaying the officer with an assault rifle, he murdered his cousin hours before. Here we have situations like this were people are being killed and most communities want to focuse and waste energy and $ about having our faces and addresses on the the web for the sake of protecting little Johnny. What the heck is wrong with soceity today?!! I'm sooo sick of this. 22 years of struggling on this damn registry with no offenses what so ever there after and that's not enough to convince these idiots that I'm not a threat or danger to ANYONE. Why are they so blind to the facts that has been proven over and over again regarding registrants reoffending. How do these politicians sleep at night!
  • Mr. D February 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJason A. - Unfortunately it's not an all or nothing proposition. It's going to be have to be done piecemeal. And again unfortunately some folks will see an end result that benefits them while others will continue to have to absorb this unfair form of punishment. But at the end of the day if this legislation passes many of us will benefit from the end result. I'm sure the implementation will be a bit of a rocky road to begin with until the process is repeated overtime, then I believe the path will become smoother to gain approval for removal.
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Sounds like she is trying to subvert the tiered bill, before it even gets discussed. That is a good suggestion someone here had of making them (demanding them to) wait on any registry related bills until a decision is made on the tired bill. That would just be good lawmaking to do that.
  • Curiouser February 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Wait. Did you just voice the belief that one crazied, wild-eyed politician bent on the oppression of the rights of a class of citizens should actually take the time to fully research an issue and make a determination to stay their hand based upon pending legislation by another group, which actually conflicts with their own, personal agenda, and therefore run the risk of minimizing their self-grandizing actions (or, pissing on their parade)? That's so funny!
  • Matt February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)She could not possibly care less about victims. Political operatives care about themselves. And, they rely on the absolute fact that the average voter is both uninformed and stupid. These types of bills are exclusively to assist in reelection efforts. They have nothing to do with protecting victims, or even punishing offenders. Politicians care about themselves, exclusively. "Tough on crime" laws that they can get passed create votes. It's just that simple.
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 6:15 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Thank you, Robert, I stated just that thought to her through her website, but don't know for sure if she's seen it. I also asked her specifically why she wants to expose people to harrassment. I would be grateful if you come back here and report her answer to that one.
  • ONE DAY AT A TIME February 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm on International Megan’s Law: One Year LaterA major selling point to Congress on IML was that they are requesting that all other countries notify the United States if any of their citizens traveling here are convicted of any sex crimes. So yes, we are receiving notifications too. I'm sure the U.S. is denying entry to all of these foreign travelers.
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsYes, the tiered draft has the exclusions in it, because that is existing law that it isn't changing, but if 558 passes they're (the exclusions) gone from existing law, so gone from the tiered bill also, unless they re-draft it to put them back in. Does that make sense?
  • Don February 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsSo from what I see if you have 288a( C )you are going to be tier 3? Can anyone help me on this?
  • Tired of this February 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesI got my CDL (class A commercial driver license) and was hired by a small local company that didn't ask too many questions. They pretty much only care about DUIs, suspensions, and accidents. If any of you like to drive, you might consider trucking school. Even if it's not your passion, it's not a bad job, and you'll still be making well above minimum wage.
  • a mom February 20, 2017 at 5:53 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Janice, Can we write to any of our politicians not to vote for this bill? and who should we write to?
  • mch February 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Hmmm...on one hand a tiered registry bill is introduced, then this dipstick comes along and introduced a "tough S**t" bill to all those who may qualify for removal. Sacramento truly is trying to make life difficult for those who work very hard at living right, doing right, play by the rules and try to be successful. This state is a terrible joke.
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesMaybe we should bring a copy of PC 290 to the interview, or if they ask if you have a conviction on the application, tack it there when you submit it.
  • Tired of this February 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)This is correct. I left CA for a neighboring state early last summer and I've disappeared from the Megan's Law site.
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesHow old is this list? Pick and Save has been Big Lots for a few years now. Where is the source of this list? I don't need it now, but maybe in the future. That's great they still have the tax credit. My first employer after my conviction received a tax credit, which I am sure helped in getting me hired. If I can find someone wbo knows marketing, I may be able to have enough steady work to hire someone myself.
  • Tuna February 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Isn't the language of this in complete conflict with the language of the Tiered bill, which states that Tier 1's will be excluded? Or am I missing something.
  • Robert Curtis February 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)How to fight this is to resite the low recidivism rates and ask where is the justification? I will go to the author's district office and discuss this matter directly.
  • ONE DAY AT A TIME February 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)It depends on the State. Some States require you follow whatever the rules are in the State you came from. It's a way to keep people from moving into their State just because they have better registration rules.
  • G4Change February 20, 2017 at 5:32 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Will someone please tell this psycho that these exclusions were implemented to PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF VICTIMS OF INCEST!!!!!!!!! Another nut job from Orange County.
  • Jayson A. February 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTobin's Tools - I'm afraid that you might be right. But you also forgot to mention what's happened in NV and NY state. They simply made the tiers register for longer periods when most were about to get off. Unfortunately, idk if the people who support this bill are really looking at the overall consequences of this bill.
  • curiouser February 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Melendez tried this last year. It died in committee. The same valid arguments exist this time around. Remember when each year, some new politician tried presence restrictions, a session after someone else tried and failed? Same thing here. If anything, these cretins keep us vigilant. There will always be wolves at the door. We're low hanging fruit, an easy target, a guaranteed win-win for them. I'm not going to sit in fear and dread of the next attack. Bring it.
  • Jayson A. February 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsYou're right, "throwing under the bus" might not be the right term. Because no bus is big enough to run over 10,000 people. You'd need something bigger than a bus, like maybe a fleet of Caterpillar bulldozers. I really feel like Janice and ACSOL has pulled a fast one / bait and switch with us who don't agree with this terrible tier bill. Now after saying they support it after wanting something based on evidence, they want our support? Do you people really think it's OK to play with our hopes, promise us something, then break your promise just a few months later by advocating for a bill so badly designed that you were at first against? Exactly what changed??
  • bluewall February 20, 2017 at 4:57 pm on Companies Expanding Employment Opportunitiesthis must be a joke... There are companies on this list that are shutting down or in bankruptcy.. so this list must be old... hell it looks like the same one that was posted on a wall in the probation office
  • Jayson A. February 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIt was explained to us a few months ago that a tiered registry will only be supported if it reflected evidence. Now, I've read this bill. The tiered registry bill is worded differently than the first. But all of the undesirable traits of the first bill are in this second (just worded different). So nothing has changed. We all have to petition, which will cost many of us a lot of money in lawyer and shrink fees. Some people are put in a worse position with this tiered registry. Worst of all, no guarantees with this bill. Why is it all of a sudden Janice and ACSOL are trying to get us onboard this bill? These are two inconsistant positions of Janice and ACSOL toward essentially the same draft, worded different, with the same exact flaws.
  • David February 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm on International Megan’s Law: One Year LaterUnfortunately, there is one notable difference between IML and "the Muslim ban": the proponents of IML will argue that RCs are not banned from travel. Destination countries are "merely" notified, then each country does what it wishes. (Smith was crafty in writing this 'around' the law.)
  • Someone who cares February 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)It just never ends does it? The tiered registry will place many in Tier 1, a lot in Tier 2 and a lot in Tier 3 and now they will include those who were formerly excluded? So they will drop 10000 just to add others? This again has to be a joke. Who do we need to contact now?
  • steve February 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIsn't it redundant to the tiered registry plan??
  • David February 20, 2017 at 4:21 pm on International Megan’s Law: One Year LaterSo Smith has a psychiatric diagnosis for each of those 1,780? It is, after all, a specific diagnosis.
  • David February 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Aero1, no, I don't believe so - I believe you'd then only be required to follow the registration laws of your new state of residence (after notifying California that you have moved.) I suspect your information would then be removed from the California website.
  • CS February 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)God here we go, they're always inventing new ways to ruin our life's even more. Let it go already, we're all just trying to move on
  • J February 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)What a trouble maker. People free and clear added to the registry? This is a bi- partisan war we are fighting. Democrats and Republicans vying to see who can be the Most Ignorant when it comes to punishing ex-offenders. Right now it's a tie with Quirky trying to put the Democrats up by 1. What a joke of a woman. I pray you fail!
  • ReadyToFight February 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm on Companies Expanding Employment OpportunitiesI'm glad to see common sense when companies are willing to give ppl a second chance. Tho that last part about Cali law prohibits discrimination of 290's? I've been term'd 3 almost 4 times because of my Label. Another fun fact my P.D left out as I agreed to a Plea.
  • j February 20, 2017 at 3:27 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)another revolving door implementation of more ex post facto punishment brought to you by more "lawmakers" ignorant of the constitution and completely ambivalent to the research done by cdr and the work done by casomb. can someone inject these "lawmakers" with facts and constitutional knowledge and adherence?
  • Janice Bellucci February 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsWell said, Lake County! As the tiered registry is reviewed by committees, ACSOL will continue to lobby for an off-ramp for Tier 3. If our efforts are not successful and Tier 3 remains a lifetime requirement, we will continue to work on behalf of those placed in Tier 3.
  • Aero1 February 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)What if the register citizen moves out of the state of California does he or she still have to register for life
  • Eddie.V February 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695If it goes before the Governor, and is sign into law how long after would the tiered law go into effect,
  • AB February 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm on Bill Would Eliminate Exclusions from Megan’s Law Website (AB 558)Thank you for posting this. This is a terrifying bill that only serves to hurt thousands of people and their families.
  • Nicholas Maietta February 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm on MO: Swan files bill to bar sex offenders from children’s museums, zoosMeanwhile, i haven't heard about the changes or laws made to protect children from alligators from amusement parks. I know of two kids being killed by alligators over the last couple of years.
  • Matt February 20, 2017 at 11:16 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJanice and friends are trying to help the most people possible. Your assertion that she is "Throwing people under the bus" is totally absurd. If you take a population of 100,000 registrants, and the efforts of this team can move 90,000 of them in a generally good direction, that's a pretty successful effort. Nobody is ditching anybody here. Changes in the laws against us have taken decades. Changes in the other direction will take time too. This is incremental. Calm down. If this bill passes, it will help tens of thousands of people to have a chance to get on with their lives in a better way.
  • Bruce Ferrell February 20, 2017 at 11:15 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsWould anyone who has written letters to the members of the public safety committee be willing to share them as examples for the use of others?
  • steve February 20, 2017 at 10:44 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I meant to say..at least the 3's were given a chance to petition. They had to put that in because of the 4th Circuit ruling. At least they are paying attention to other rulings.
  • steve February 20, 2017 at 10:37 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Timmr, I have been on for 19 years with my oldest in 6th grade at the time it went on the internet. We have suffered thru a lot of garbage but those who find out and who have known you will be surprisingly supportive at least that's what I've experienced. I appreciate those friends more than they can imagine. I did have my share of idiots to deal with but in the long run none of their crap harmed me just major stress. I am going to guess all of these new bills will be put on hold by committees until this tiered registry is figured out. As far as the tier 3's go. I imagine they put in that they can petition because of the 4th district ruling. At least they have a shot.
  • Ranger11bv February 20, 2017 at 9:51 am on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillDidnt a butt load of states say that juvinille SO registration is unconstitutional??? https://www.google.com/search?q=juvinille+sex+offender+registration+unconstitutional&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 9:49 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsWhat I learned from land use activism that can be applied here is the importance of bringing into the public record the impacts of a proposed government action at the earliest possible opportunity. It not about just saying yea or nea to a project, and coming back later and saying, oh but wait, I forgot to mention this, but building a foundation for later action in the public record. Activist lawyers know that it is not about putting out fires, but putting away the arsonist.
  • Ranger11bv February 20, 2017 at 9:34 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI was always wondering: is it worth getting just 10% of the Cali registry and let the other suffer???
  • Son of Libetry Child of Freedom February 20, 2017 at 9:26 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsNPS In this Match for Freedom & Liberty, surprises are expected.
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 9:21 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI was a little skeptical about your claims that you can have a score of six on the static 99 with one first time offense. So, I went to the actual form and sure enough, that can happen. That's ridiculous. That's something out of 1984.
  • Son of Libetry Child of Freedom February 20, 2017 at 9:20 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsLake County your judgment that: "If the removal of tier 1 and tier 2 registrations doesn’t increase the offense rate, then it will be easier to get level III removed." Is a focus for the Discipline that should be practiced by the Enslaved once Set free and it must not be forgotten. As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • David February 20, 2017 at 9:08 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJG, except to certain self-determining countries such as Mexico, yes, you can travel internationally. I was able to travel to Europe recently, even after the imposition of IML.
  • Son of Libetry Child of Freedom February 20, 2017 at 8:57 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTobin's Tools 2.0 the Ugly Truth is: People & Blind Seats aka Judges accept any explanation as long as it fits the facts.
  • Son of Libetry Child of Freedom February 20, 2017 at 8:49 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTobin's Tools 2.0 People often work hard to Obtain & Guard Information they already have and Avoid New Knowledge.
  • Timmr February 20, 2017 at 7:53 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I hopefully have another three years, but I am worried about bills like AB 558 coming up in the mean time. I do not have your experience of being left alone if on the web site. When I was on the public website my family and I were harrassed. In these next three years if that happens, I might as well abandon my business and look for what work at age 60?. I would still be too young for social security, so I don't know what I would do. Nonetheless, if this bill gets passed I would likely get off. I don't see any reason to be denied, but this is a crazy thing, this registry, and who knows what horrendous crime will be commited in the mean time by someone that will put DA's on notice to make an example of registrants. Those who will be moved from no public website to tier 3 because of a static 99 score will have the most to be concerned about. They have a valid beef with this proposal. Lawmakers will now be freer to make laws specifically tailored for tier 3's. I hope the tier 3's will be organized enough to be able to file a lawsuit when that happens, and have a chance to get the whole registry scheme declared punishment after the fact. We can all hope. Don't count on those 90,000 who can get off helping out. It has been a dismal turnout so far. Once off the list it will be so long. Me, I will be occupied with repairing the damage from being a registrant most of my prime years.
  • Lake County February 20, 2017 at 6:58 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695"Can we request that the bill be amended to enable registrants adjudicated in Federal court be given access to and relief via a COR?" State law cannot modify a Federal Conviction and cannot get a Governors Pardon. Who may apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation? Cal Pen Code § 4852.01 lists the qualifications for a COR. This bill has nothing to do with a COR. So no, we can't get this bill amended. At this point, I doubt we will be able have any additional influence on anything in this bill. Although (I think), there is a chance some small modifications could be made if the State Legislators request a change be made while it is in committee. And any constitutional issues with any of the details of this Bill will have to be fought after this bill is passed. As a individual voter, our only influence on this bill is to contact our State Legislators and advise them if we support or do not support this Bill.
  • We deserve better February 20, 2017 at 6:30 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI admitted didn't read this latest version of the bill but the one that was posted last month I believe it was. I assumed it wouldn't have changed that much. Having said that I have read the area you mentioned and when you ONLY read just that section I agree, however reading further it seems to me that I do believe I am right and let me put the passages where it says so and you can then help make sure I am interpreting it correctly or not. 1. Section 1 Part 2(a) reads: (2) (A) A tier two offender is subject to registration for a minimum of 20 years. A person is a tier two offender if the person was convicted of an offense described in subdivision (c) that is also described in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5 or subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7. or that is an offense described in subdivision {a) or (d) of Section 243.4. Section 285. subdivision (Q. (g). (h). or (i) of Section 286. subdivision (c) of Section 288. subdivision (0. (g). (h). or (i) of Section 288a. subdivision {b). {d). or (e) of Section 289. or subdivision (c) of Section 653f. That part there that says "or that is an offense described in subdivision {a) or (d) of 243.4." That's the part that I'm reading that tells me all 243.4(a) whether a misdemeanor or felony will be an automatic tier 2. It does not specify either one so I would assume it means both. Am I misinterpreting this? 2. If not then as per the bill I would be posted once again on ML, albeit not fully but more than enough. Here is the text of the bill stating that I will indeed be placed on the website until my 10 year term is up. Both are in Section 4, first being 3(c) and the second is 3(d). is a tier two offender. as described in paragraph C2) of subdivision (d) of Section 290, the Department of Justice shall make available to the public via the Internet Web site his or her name and known aliases, a photograph, a physical description, including gender and race, date of birth, criminal history, the community of residence and ZIP Code and (d) (1) If a tier two offender successfully completes no less than the first 10 years of registration as a tier two offender following his or her release from custody on the registerable offense. pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 290. and he or she has not. subsequent to conviction on the registerable offense. been convicted of an offense described in the Sex Offender Registration Act, or of an offense described in Section 667.6 or 1192. 7, that person may file an application with the Department of Justice. on a fonn approved by the department. for exclusion from the Internet Web site. It does seem to me based on these text that my statements in my first post seem to be correct. Here is the text directly from the bill showing why I am interpreting it the way that I am. Please explain to me how and if I am incorrect in my reading of this. If I am correct then there are only what I can presume are ALOT of 243.4(a) registered citizens that will now have their punishments increased just to give others that have more as you put it egregious crimes a chance. I'm sorry that it does not make sense to me that people who have been convicted of so called "lesser" crimes be punished more just to give the "worse" crimes a chance. No I do not presume that just because I am eligible for a COR means that I will be granted one, and that is a part of the problem and an issue that does need to be addressed and resolved. If we have completed everything successfully and stayed out of trouble and been "good" citizens then we should have the ability to move on with our lives. If that means being punished even more so later if someone does re-offend then I'm all for that. I appreciate all the work that has gone into this bill and look forward to a time of real advancement, but it is difficult to stand by something that will seemingly negatively impact you.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 20, 2017 at 3:17 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of Registrants10 percent is still 10,000 people. Minimizing the damage that this bill will do to 10,000 people -- by boasting how this bill "could help more than 90 percent" -- does not seem right. As someone else said, this bill is not without strings. This bill is at the "expense" of 10,000 people. (I kind of wonder what proportion of the 90 percent of registrants will *actually* be able to successfully "petition" from the registry.)
  • T February 20, 2017 at 3:16 am on Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces Bill to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of ChildrenThis is nothing more than another tactic to get people hysterical and fearful enough about sexual offense against children in order to get tough laws to pass which has done nothing good.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 20, 2017 at 3:08 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThank you sir or ma'am [DPH].
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 20, 2017 at 2:48 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsPrecisely Timmr. The tiered registry bill is not about limiting their options. The tiered registry is about *increasing* the state's options. Unfortunately, this tiered registry dangerously provides the government with the flexibility to do as please with those who are labeled "sex offender." This tiered registry bill is designed with many loopholes, exceptions, qualifications, contingencies (i.e. the flexibility to move crimes between tiers without the usual ex post facto protection), and phrases that will be subject to years of appellate interpretation. It's game theory at work.
  • mike r February 20, 2017 at 2:36 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJanice if passed will it take until July 2019 before these changes are implemented?????????????? Thank you.......
  • James February 20, 2017 at 1:02 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I must say I am a bit distressed by the...fact(?)...idea that this does not take effect until July 2019...that seems a damn long way off to me. And being selfish, for me. I was hoping for Jan 1, 2018. I suspect that this will also take some time to work its way through the system even after enacted...so maybe mid 2020? (not complaining, but complaining a little...{grin}) James
  • Eric February 20, 2017 at 12:23 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThe registry scheme under this bill is unfounded, expensive, inhumane. 20 years for a non-contact offence, one without a flesh and blood victim? Amnesty for those convicted prior to 1987, no matter their crimes? The lengths of time should be halved. No one should live without hope of removal from the registry.
  • Timmr February 19, 2017 at 11:29 pm on General Comments February 2017Being on a lower tier would be like indentured servitude. There is a term limit. Your labor belongs to the master until your term is up.
  • Timmr February 19, 2017 at 11:20 pm on General Comments February 2017One of the ways America is creating a caste system. And if you can't get an education, your kids are going to lose out on opportunities, too, and that creates a disadvantaged class. There are protections for race, creed, national origin, sexual preference, but the once convicted is an underprotected class, and the sex convict has no protections at all.
  • Timmr February 19, 2017 at 10:48 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIf they pass AB 588, a move as ridiculous as the Muslim ban, why would you think that they are going to potentially let 90,000 off the registry?
  • judgmental much? February 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTo correct you, it will still be very much possible to fall into Tier 3 as a first time offender w/ no other criminal history. All you would need is a high enough Static 99 score. Things like being young at the time of a crime and release, being homosexual and having a male victim, having a non violent offense (oddly enough) and not having lived w/ a significant other for a minimum of 2 yrs. are enough to get someone enough points to fall into Tier 3 regardless of crime. The Static doesn't take into account offense free years after conviction, therapy, remorse, etc.
  • Timmr February 19, 2017 at 10:24 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsWell, I don't see any cap on number of times they can deny you. I wouldn't expect that. They are not going to limit their options, would they.
  • Lake County February 19, 2017 at 10:15 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsNo I'm not disturbed. Janice and others will still continue to keep fighting for that 10% and will need to continue to fight the flaws in having any registry, flaws in this law and flaws in all future laws. This is only a first step in the fight. You can't expect to get rid of the registry all at once. The public and politicians wont allow that to happen. If the removal of tier 1 and tier 2 registrations doesn't increase the offense rate, then it will be easier to get level III removed. Unfortunately, any high publicity re-offense committed by anyone removed from the registry can cause any reforms to be reversed.
  • Nondescript February 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThank you Joe.This is the way I interpret it as well.I think there are many registrants who were convicted or pled to "wobblers" and had their felonies reduced by a judge to misdemeanors at some point . Once reduced, it is a misdemeanor for ALL purposes. Felony 243.4 is available for exclusion by application from the website- while misdemeanor 243.4 is not available for application exclusion but is AUTOMATIC exclusion.
  • Troy February 19, 2017 at 9:55 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryWOW! So you were there in the philippines as a RSO and had no issues getting in or no issues on your return to the U.S??? Email me at troy.moore74@yahoo.com i would love to hear your story!
  • Aero1 February 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsA lot of people are not going to like this comment but I don't care all the people who know they're going to be labeled a tier 3 registered citizen if this Bill were to pass your the type of registered citizens I'm trying to keep from being labeled with no offense but tier 3 registrant are the ones that make it hard for everybody else with there multiple convictions and God knows what else I'm a father and I have three kids and I wouldn't feel safe with them not being publicly displayed Megan's Law website and if and eighteen-year-old guy hooks up with a fifteen-year-old girlfriend in high school I don't think he should be on there for the rest of his life maybe 10 20 years okay for Life that's insane
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm on General Comments February 2017This is one of the traits of involuntary servitude I talked about. There are four classical conditions to assess: 1) The contract (it wasn't a contract b/c it was part of your offense - this would be considered punishment, but it isn't) 2) The compensation (we have no compensation) 3) The term of the service (in cali, it's a lifetime term. that alone is a red flag for involuntary servitude... lifetime seems more like slavery, though) 4) Domination (you are dominated to the point that you will be hunted down, punished, and returned to service... it can be done using legal means... though, this is still considered unlawful)
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 8:52 pm on General Comments February 2017Is common sense empirical evidence? Isn't that what was thought about with internment camps? Isn't denial of education a form of segregation as well as establishing a second class of citizens that will never be able to reintegrate into society b/c they will never have the same opportunities and will be kept ignorant. Registrants are not allowed to pursue higher level learning as well as a higher level of pay.
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of Registrantsoh snap! Thanks for catching that! So the next petition can be delayed for a max of five years, but it has nothing to do with denial. You can be denied continually?! I hope Janice and ACSOL catches this b/c it can be a loophole to "protect the public". Now with that information stuck in my head, then it does pose how different one set of registrants are treated over another despite facing the same conditions. hey... we're behaving like intern para legals (not really, but it makes me feel good to believe I'm helping in the process of pointing or helping someone else point things out).
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695NPS, I think where you are filing things are more favorable than your southern cal counterparts. In my own experience, no way I get 1203.3. I mean, they tried to deny my 1203.4. 20/20 hindsight, I know how if you complete your probation successfully, then you can do it pro per b/c it's automatic by law. If I didn't have a lawyer, then I would have been denied due to my lack of knowledge of the law.
  • Lake County February 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI hope I wont have to keep repeating this, but the exclusion you are worried about loosing is likely to end soon anyway with AB 558 (Feb 14, 2017). This bill would delete these exemptions. I fully expect that this bill will pass. This is definitely a feel good law that will show that our politicians are tough on crime. I used to be exempt from the website, but after 10 years, they changed the law and placed me unexpectedly on the website. I lost my job and my friends. Anyone that expects the exemption they now have to last forever is being foolish. This new bill is my only chance and many others only chance of getting off ML website and having a chance of a somewhat normal life. We're a long way from abolishing the registry all together.
  • Mr. D February 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsHi Joe - fantastic summation thanks for taking the time to break down and analyze as you see the current proposed version. Was curious on what your perception of the bill is as it relates to 1203.4 expungement. I'm still trying to get a better feel for if you had a felony reduced to a misdemeanor and then the misdemeanor is ultimately dismissed how that will affect your tier rating initially. I would hope that the felony piece would not count or exist for purposes of determining the tier. But I've also come to expect the worst as it relates to penalizing us for a past.
  • Ralph Lackey February 19, 2017 at 8:13 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIs anyone else disturbed w/ how this post just cavalierly threw 10% of registrants under the bus? Sure only 10% will be made to suffer being elevated to Tier 3; but that's still about 10,000 of our brothers and sisters. I don't know how Janice and team can just leisurely sweep these people's rights under the rug and ignore the fact that this bill, with all its egregious flaws and imperfections, is still at the expense of other people's rights. Seems a bit contradictory to call acsol a 'civil rights' organization. What ever happened to "We're all in this together?" I guess that was all for show.
  • Drummer February 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJOE, thank you for that.
  • Lake County February 19, 2017 at 7:41 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695So what modern countries don't have mass surveillance? Technology is cheap and getting cheaper and becoming commonplace in all modern societies. So where are you going to go?
  • Joe February 19, 2017 at 7:32 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsDid you actually READ the bill? 1. Any misdemeanor conviction would be Tier 1. A felony conviction for 243.4 would also be Tier 1 - as it is not listed in PC 667.5(c) or PC 1192.7(c). See proposed 290(d)(1)(A) in Section 1. Meaning you would get off (unless the DA had VERY good reason to oppose and the judge agreed) in 10 years. Yay. 2. If you are under the impression that eligibility to apply for a CoR is synonymous with receiving a CoR you are delusional. Last couple I am familiar with the local DA was ranting and raving after 20+ years (for reduced misdemeanors). Most registrants (many of whom committed offenses I would consider much less egregious than a felony conviction of 243.4) are forever ineligible for a CoR. The CoR process is inherently unfair, ambiguous and arbitrary. For you, for all. 3. Proposed 290.46 in Section 4 deals with the web site. Subsection (b) states that Tier 3 offenders will be listed with full address. Subsection (c) states that Tier 2 offenders are listed with Zip Code ONLY. Furthermore, if a Tier 2 offender, "he or she has not, subsequent to conviction on the registerable offense, been convicted of an offense described in the Sex Offender Registration Act, or of an offense described in Section 667.6 or 1192.7, that person may file an application with the Department of Justice, on a form approved by the department, for exclusion from the Internet Web site." Tier 1 offenders are NOT at all considered for publication on the web site. Woo hoo. That is a yuuuge improvement. Some examples Conviction: current - proposed Misdemeanor 243.4: not listed - not listed Felony 243.4: Zip Code (exclusion possible) - not listed 647.6: Zip Code - not listed 288a(b)(1): not listed - not listed 288(a): Full Address - Zip Code (exclusion possible after 10 years) 4. ACSOL should do what they feel is best for the majority. The majority of offenders are convicted of offenses that makes them NOT EVER eligible for a CoR. This will give most a way off. And even if one person were "thrown under the bus" - so be it. Otherwise it is life for all. It is normal that you are only interested in your personal situation, aside from misreading the bill and spreading non-truths. But that is not how the organization operates. Will this new angle (unless I am wrong - anyone?) change your position on this bill? Having said all this, I do not see anything that would preclude ACSOL to continue efforts to declare the entire registry unconstitutional. I support them and am grateful for their efforts!
  • NPS February 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Filing a 1203.3 (early termination of probation) is not a "shall" or "must" situation. You have to give very good and compelling reasons why you should be granted that motion, AND you're going up against the DA. You've got to be prepared with the counterargument. It was a heck of a lot harder to obtain than filing the 17b and 1203.4. But I still did it in Pro Per, and I won. Based on the language in this bill, this looks to be easier than the 1203.3; at least there are a lot less requirements. The burden of proof is more on the DA than the petitioner if they want to deny the petition.
  • Agamemnon February 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTo those wary of this bill, I say: It's a step in the right direction. It's not the end of the fight by any means, but it will be for many. And I say this as a person who believes they will more than likely end up on the third tier.
  • We deserve better February 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsFor me, this bill would increase my punishment from what I've read of it. Please correct me if I have misinterpreted anything but this is how I have read it. I have a 243.4(a), reduced via 17(b) and got my 1203.4. My First and only trouble with the law. It has been 7 years since my release from county jail and I had 3 years probation successfully completed and completed my required "Counseling". I currently qualify for exclusion from the ML website. As the law is now after 10 years I can submit for my COR. With this new tiered registry coming into effect 1-1-19 if it passes, I would no longer qualify for exclusion from the ML website and would be put on it until the 10 year mark from my release, so another 18 months on the ML website despite me being deemed previously to not be a danger enough to need to be listed. I will then have to refile the paperwork for exclusion to be removed again. They wont be in any rush to remove me after the 10 year time period so it will most likely be longer. What changed? Nothing, just the law. I didn't commit any new offenses, no new victims. As I said before, with the current law I can file for my COR after 10 years, with the new law it will be 20 years. So I will not be supportive of this new law because it INCREASES my punishment. I can only assume there are likely hundreds, if not thousands of others in the same situation as I am in. Unless and until this is addressed I will not be supportive of this law. In my opinion, if we were deemed not dangerous enough to be listed on the ML website before this law we should continue to be allowed not to be listed. Make it only for new Registrants only. I hope also to be kept to the previous 10 year until COR, but I doubt either of these will happen. I have worked hard and made tremendous strides in my life and am hand making items for some of the most well known companies in the world and this bill would likely destroy all of my efforts and I don't know if I have the strength to start all over again. Thanks for reading and I look for forward to any responses.
  • Aero1 February 19, 2017 at 6:07 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI think this is the best news i ever heard in my life I've been a RC since I was 17 I pray it passes
  • JG February 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI'm curious. Does anyone know of a case where someone had a very mild charge requiring registration and was given a lifetime registration sentence and they challenged the constitutionality as applied to them? I'd be interested to see a case where someone challenged the constitutionality of registration based on the way it was applied. Example. In my case I was charged with a misdemeanor, no jail time, no requirement to have a psychiatric evaluation, no statement at any point in the record that I might be a danger to society, 2 years of court probation (not even formal probation with an actual probation officer), no mandatory therapy, no restrictions stated other than the normal don't break the law and yet - lifetime registration. I'm not listed on the public site, but of course there are two things that primarily affect me now after serving my 2 years of probation successfully. 1) stuck in my current job. If I get fired I would lose my house because I could not possibly pass a background check. And 2) cant travel internationally now due to IML. I actually tried to travel to Mexico a couple years ago with my girlfriend and was put right back on the next plane back to the US. At that time I had no idea that Mexico would deny my entry. Anyhow, curious to know if anyone has challenged the constitutionality of a lifetime sentence as applied to them or if anyone has tried to file for expungement "in the interests of Justice."
  • Ca February 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Nicholas, are you referring to these bull#%*? 3rd party sites? What can be done to end them? Yes because even if you get off the registry, those 3rd party sites can still show our pics online!😬 Can we sue them ourselves? They say its public record, however if those of us are not on megans law, the state felt our convictions are not disclosible. IN MY OPINION THIS IS ONE OF ,IF NOT THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE FOR US AT THIS TIME!
  • AP February 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm on General Comments February 2017Can we PLEASE get a main post write up for AB 558?? http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB558
  • commenter1 February 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm on Congressman Sensenbrenner Reintroduces Bill to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of ChildrenIsn't this bill just to renew the funding for the next 5 years?
  • Curiouser February 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsApply, have DA decide not to oppose, and its done. If DA opposes, have hearing, have JUDGE decide to deny or approve. If approved, done. If denied, the judge can tell you when you get to come back to try again, anywhere from one to five years. Rinse Repeat
  • Janice Bellucci February 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsSteve, the procedure for some will be submit a petition and then obtain approval from a judge. For others, the district attorney will object to the petition and a hearing will be held. Even in this situation, the judge, not the district attorney, will make the final decision.
  • Joe February 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695The GOOD news about using Static 99R like Oregon is doing with the new law is that if your conviction is old, they use your CURRENT age and not your age at the time of conviction. They told me that this and the "cluster offense" theory (you were charged with several things but they all arose out of the same basic incident/arrest and you were only convicted once of multiple the offenses.) 1s the difference between me being classified as a 0 point below average risk offender and and a higher moderate risk one. In Oregon, that means the difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 minimum. What is interesting about the latest 2016 versions of Static 99R is that while child pornography counts an an offense, the person in the pictures do not count as "victims"for puposes of the stranger victim questions.
  • Janice Bellucci February 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Thank you, Mr. D, for your wisdom and insight.
  • Joe February 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Don't hold your breath. You may still remain on the Florida website forever even if you are removed in California AND leave the state. The State of Florida actually went to court so that they could keep ANYONE who registered in Florida for any reason on the website even if they left the state and are no longer required to maintain their registration. That includes tourists who were just there for a week or so.
  • Joe February 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Didn't one of those private websites get a million dollar plus judgement against then Texas for refusing to remove someone who was no longer on the registry unless they paid the $500 blackmail?
  • Timmr February 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Good point. The registries still have toxic levels of political value, but hopefully, the actual lack of practical value is being recognized.
  • Joe February 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695That also goes for people who might want to move to California if this law passes. We have seen a number of states inlcude the old "or whichever is longer"provision that says that even if you get that 10 year rule, if you come from say Alabama where EVERY offense carries a lifetime registration,etc, or Florida where it is life with a chance of removal you will be subject to the laws of your state of conviction. I have seen that in places like Connecticut,Rhode Island,Washington. It has also used as a "workaround" in states like Ohio AFTER they lost cases in the courts where they say that if you had been convicted Ohio, then you would be done, but since you weren't, your Southern "life for any offense " automatically makes you a "predatory" offender/Tier 3 even if you were convicted before the passage of the AWA.
  • Timmr February 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThat is why the real answer is to show the registry has no effect on re-offense. Study after study. And oppose the political theatrics. There would be no way to prove the registry tiered or flat, would have prevented re-offense if and when it happens, and it is going to happen. It is like those past civilizations believing that droughts come about by not having sacrificed enough virgins to the gods, and throwing more or less off the pyramid proportional to crop loss. Indeed, someone tell me why most of the registries in the US are tri-lateral. Must be something magical about that.
  • Stephen February 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsYou'll still have to live with the AWA Hanging over your head like a dark Cloud.
  • Timmr February 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI read the text to mean the maximum the district attorney can postpone reapplication of petition is 5 years, not how long he can deny the petition. Intervals of five years can add up to a long time. "( 4) If termination from the registry is denied, the court shall set the time period after which the person can repetition for tennination[sic], which shall be at least one year from the date of the denial, but not to exceed five years, based on facts presented at the hearing." 'Repetition' is the operant word . There is no limit to how many five year repetition wait times they will make you file. And, if the basis for denial is a criminal or non-criminal factor in your past, that is going to be impossible to improve your record. Still, noone is going to challege the constitutionality of the present lifetime registry. It has been too long now, the oportunity is gone. There has only been working around the edges, such as challenging the residency restrictions. A new law will open up new legal opportunities for challenges as happened in Michigan. That's just my opinion, obviously. I'm not a legal strategist.
  • anon February 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Those who are concerned about the ability of judges (politicians) to deny removal from the registry should remember that the overall effort to substantially prune the registry does not come from the legislature's deep affection for us. It is based on the system's inability to devote so many resources to something that has no value. Judges will be driven by the same practical issues. It's not that I am unconcerned about the discretion they are granted under the legislation, I just want to temper my concern with the real world.
  • hh February 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Does anyone understand what would happen to someone who was previously granted a c of r ?
  • DPH February 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsDavidH, you are SO correct, look at those (including me) that were ADDED on when ML's came out. Avail. to the PUBlic before and now worldwideweb. We were already fingerprinted and photographed and RC's PRIOR to 290 time. NO SECRET, just given out to all (and those websites to make $). Just more dangerous to RC's.
  • DPH February 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsAlex, let's say.....sixty-two percent or less. New Person, let's say <5%, less than. Ratios change, each time an audit is completed.
  • DPH February 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTT2.0, you always have something factual to say opinionated but backed by facts and links! Tobin, you are educated and realize that their are some major loopholes here. Appreciate your comments.
  • PGM111 February 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I am generally in favor of this bill but I have two issues that perhaps people will weigh-in on: 1. Can someone tell me definitively if Tier I registrants are excluded from the public registry" 2. It is my understanding that registrants with a Federal child porn case are currently NOT eligible for a California Certificate of Rehabilitation (COR). Is this true? Does the proposed bill address this issue? Can we request that the bill be amended to enable registrants adjudicated in Federal court be given access to and relief via a COR? Comments from all are welcome. Thanks.
  • Matt February 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695You're probably right. I fully expect mine to be denied, over, and over, and over....until I am dead and don't care anymore. I would be Tier 1, and I'd be able to apply in 2018 for relief from registration. My case was relatively minor in terms of what was alleged, but it was high profile. If this bill becomes law, and I try to get off the registry, I will certainly be denied. But I am supporting this bill, even with all its flaws, because it looks like tens of thousands of people would be able to start anew. Seems like the right thing for the most people.
  • Steve February 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsSo will the procedure be...apply...get denied...then a court hearing?
  • Steve February 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThe real shit storm will be when someone gets off then re-offends. I think it will be imperative to put out statistics every year when nobody re-offends and it needs to be hammered down their throats.
  • Matt February 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695What other countries did you have in mind? Serious question. I have considered it myself. But going to a place where the future is unknown is more frightening to me than staying in a place where I know what to expect. At least I can plan and compensate for what I expect the idiots in government to do. Where would we have better options?
  • Matt February 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695A agree, to a certain extent. But it's important to keep in mind that the overwhelming majority of registrants will have a chance, even if it's a slim chance, to achieve forward motion after serving their time, where no chance previously existed. Remember that almost every person in the country absolutely hates registrants. Most people would have us jailed for life or executed if they could. The fact that anything resembling something good for us is even being considered is a huge step forward. No bill or law will be perfect. And yes, there are several potential problems with this one too. No doubt about it. But tens of thousands of people may now have some hope that has been missing for years or decades. I think that's a good place to start. We will have to wait and see what the amendments look like. This could go from potentially good to totally horrible before it's all over. That said, lifetime registration for everybody, with the only avenue being a COR that may or may not be granted, was a zero-sum prospect. This offers a small opening to a future for many, many people.
  • AP February 19, 2017 at 11:50 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Please don't speak for others. For many this is, at least potentially, a positive step. And how can anyone have "sold out"? Sold out to what? It seems that Janice and her team are doing the best they can with the limitations that already exist.
  • a mom February 19, 2017 at 11:48 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsEven though I would like to see the whole registry abolished, I did write to all the senators above in support of the bill. I think we have to start somewhere and that somewhere is with Janice, her crew and their efforts combined. Lara's info wasn't there but I wrote to him also thanking him for introducing the bill. God help us all!
  • Hope at last February 19, 2017 at 11:43 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThanks to Janice and friends, this is the first real hope in ending the gut wrenching feeling I've had every day for the last 24 years. I faithfully completed therapy, received a 1203.4, and obtained exclusion from the website. I still get compliance checks, I still get the stink eye at my annual registration, and I was refused entry to Mexico in 2015. My forgiving family has suffered right alongside me, in spite of my best efforts to shield them. This is the best news yet! Thank you Janice and team for your unwavering tenacity to be instrumements of change and uphold the U.S. and California constitutions!
  • Melissa February 19, 2017 at 11:31 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Somehow I doubt this will be in the same dimension as filing for a 1203.4 or 17b. Those statutes require that a judge "shall" and "must" grant those forms of relief after probation. But this tiered registry bill doesn't order any relief through "shall" or "must". It seems that a judge/court can find whatever reason to deny a petition. I also find it hard to believe that a district attorney will not object to most of these petitions. The unfair advantage of the DA objecting will make petitioning even more unbearable. So it's more likely than not that if you want at least a decent shot of having a successful petition, you'd have to come up with at least a few thousand dollars in lawyer fees. My husbund and I are not happy about this bill. We live in Orange County, which have very conservative judges that don't ever help registrants. We know that even with this unfair tiered registry, his chances remain slim even if we come up with the money to fund a petition attempt.
  • Mr. D February 19, 2017 at 11:20 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Folks - The reality is the registry is not going to just disappear overnight . It's going to have to be torn apart in pieces and over time. While the tiered Bill is certainly far from perfect and is likely to contain some risk, It does provide an opportunity for many. Probably the biggest obstacle will be that some counties will be easier to petition for relief than others. We need a vehicle made available to us so that we can move forward and right now this is the best opportunity that we have. I would encourage others to stop complaining about the bill and look for any potential opportunities in it that it may provide you.
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 10:06 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695You can be denied a maximum of five times, extending your registration to five years. All the DA has to say is "this is for public safety as stated in the legislation". In the 1203.4, all three had no say whatsoever. You don't think five years isn't much?
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 10:00 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Great catch on point 5. Wow... that would actually worsen the possibility to get off the registry early for some Tier 2s under this new bill. That's just one of many points in the tier bill that makes the situation worse for some. Thankfully, Michigan courts have expressed succinctly that any changes now fits into the ex post facto category as it is increasing laws after the fact.
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 9:57 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695While you might think you don't have to collect a lot of resources on your behalf, you do. You are petitioning off the registry. You are not applying off of the registry.
  • a mom February 19, 2017 at 9:56 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I agree that the tiered registry is not a good idea. No registry or at least non-public registry is the alternative but unfortunately I don't think anyone on the other side of this issue is ready to dismantle the registry just yet.
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 9:52 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of Registrantsohhh... so are you suggesting that not only do registrants get off the registry, but also get a pardon?! That seems like the only way to escape a law that is not called punishment and has no way to reigning itself in, right? the 1203.4 is supposed to restore you back to who you were before your offense, but apparently legislation says nope. 1203.4 doesn't mean what it says it means and you need to continue to registry b/c you're not rehabilitated.
  • New Person February 19, 2017 at 9:47 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIn California, if you are a registrant, then you register for life. You can petition in 10 years for a COR, but we have no data of success/fail rates. Under the current model, you can be denied the COR indefinitely. (Yes, this is a violation of the California Constitution for your right to pursue and obtain privacy b/c you are never going to obtain it with constant denial.) With this current tiered bill, about 10% of the current registrants will be designated as a tier 3 registrant, who will have to register for life. Tier 1's have a 10 year period before petitioning off the registry. The max for denial is five years. So the max a tier 1 registrant can be on the registry is 15 years. Tier 2's have a 20 year period before petitioning off the registry. IIRC, it's also a five year max denial. So the max a tier 2 registrant can be on the registry is 25 years. This is why ACSOL says it "could" help 90%. Laws often change, though, see NY who voted to extend the 10 year period to an additional 10 years. Why? The registry is legal in their view. . . . Now, with those time periods set, ACSOL has stated it still does not follow empirical evidence. Dr. Hanson has researched that the maximum years of "tagging a person for surveillance" is 17 years. Tier 1s can be denied up to 15 years. Tier 3s still have to register for life. The tiers are not created scientifically. (You know how John Roberts and SCOTUS use the scientific metric that registrants rates of re-offending is "frightening and high" to pass the legislation of making the registry legal and not punitive.) Another empirical evidence that ACSOL needs to continue to reiterate is the California's own research team, CASOMB, and its results of less than 1% recidivism rate. Then finally, ACSOL can probably attack the idea that this bill treats registrants not on equal grounds. 10,000 registrants will automatically be removed from the registry because they have not re-offended under a certain time. But anyone after a certain date will have to petition off the registry. That's two different standards and makes no consistent sense. How can one set of registrants not need to petition, but another set with the exact same conditions met do have to petition?
  • David February 19, 2017 at 9:33 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI see this as a foot in the door. Once we can start getting RCs off the Registry and all the Chicken Little politicians' sky doesn't fall, that will be a great success. Let's continue following a two-track approach: hammer away at & weaken these bogus Registries, while at the same time pursuing legal battles to ultimately having the Registries declared unconstitutional. By battling on several fronts simultaneously - and with increased media coverage of costly & ineffective Registries - eventually members of the general public will start asking themselves, "Hey, what's all this about Registries being costly, ineffective & unconstitutional? I want to learn more about this issue." Like the battle for marriage equality, this needs to be pursued on several fronts at once.....including individual personal outreach. Many thanks to Janice, Chance, and ACSOL first helping to move this forward.
  • NPS February 19, 2017 at 8:44 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Who says money has to be spent? I filed a 1203.3, 1203.4 and 17b. The cost? $0. No attorneys required nor consulted. The result? I won. Anything can be done in Pro Per. Perhaps petitioning for removal can be done the same way. However, based on my reading of the bill, you only serve the petition with registering law enforcement office and DA. A hearing may not be required. If this bill is passed, I will file a petition in Pro Per in July 2020 (when I hit the 10 year mark). Anyone who does file in Pro Per before that and does so successfully, please be sure to post your experience as it will help others.
  • NPS February 19, 2017 at 8:26 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI will be writing letters in complete support of this bill. Thank you, Janice, et.al. for your years of dedication to our community.
  • NPS February 19, 2017 at 8:22 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI take it to mean that it won't take effect until 2019. I recall a fews ago before Ammianno was termed out, his proposals for a tiered registry showed an effect taking two years.
  • J February 19, 2017 at 5:51 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJust what I thought! Great job, Janice.
  • A February 19, 2017 at 4:13 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I agree PIA. But it seems a lot of people, janice, frank, etc have sold out. Someone, or as a group, needs to start an organization that looks after all of our rights... not just a few or most... but ALL of us!!
  • A February 19, 2017 at 4:01 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695You really think it's a good idea to represent ourselves when the DA will probably challenge each of our petitions? Don't kid yourself. You ain't fooling no one. This bill is a farce.
  • A February 19, 2017 at 3:55 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695We may have a "chance," but it's gonna cost thousands of dollars in atty fees and there is zero certainty that we are successful at the end. As for comparing this dumb bill to a C of R it is really no different because this outlandish petitioning process will still depend on a judge's say. The way I see it, the petition process is just a money making scheme for the lawyers. Just like how a judge needs to consider whether you've completed a casomb certified treatment course as part of being successful toward petitioning. The question is, how much money is this all gonna cost us? And there aren't even any guarantees of success after putting so much time and money into petitioning. Clearly, I feel this bill is a farce.
  • Derek W Logue of OnceFallen.com February 19, 2017 at 1:43 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of Registrants"Could." Until they do like NY state does and move the goalposts. The moment the first person is eligible for registry removal, expect a media shitstorm. HJanice thinks this is bridging the gap between us and our enemies, I see this bridge as built over the river Kwai. And I hear the train coming.
  • mike r February 19, 2017 at 12:50 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of Registrantsso if this bill passed will we not see effects until july 2019 or will the changes take effect as soon as the bill passes????
  • Stephen February 19, 2017 at 12:48 am on MO: Swan files bill to bar sex offenders from children’s museums, zoosYou all have Computers with access to her life. Dig deep and see what you can find. By law they must publish where they get their Campaign money and where they spend it.
  • Nondescript February 18, 2017 at 11:54 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695@USA If you have an expunged 243.4 offense with probation, I am assuming it is or was reduced to a misdemeanor. " A person is a tier 1 offender if the person is required to register for a conviction of a misdemeanor described in subsection c " Subsection c describes every offense that would trigger registration including 243.4 section. Tier 2 proscribes persons convicted of 243.4 as being included in the 2nd tier , but 243.4 can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony. If it is a misdemeanor or reduced to one( for ALL purposes) wouldn't it considered tier 1? This is certainly one area of this bill which seems to cause uncertainty. Tier 2 243.3 should be clarified as a felony or tier 1 should not say all misdemeanors. P
  • PIA February 18, 2017 at 11:28 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695WASTE OF TIME !!! Probably around 90-95% of 290's here CAN NOT AFFORD A ATTORNEY to file the BULLSH*T needed to get removed. 90-95% of ALL 290's used a PD that is why we got a SH!T Deal to begin with. Since no one can afford $300-500 or WHO knows how much $$$ and to fight a LAME DA... WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!
  • D February 18, 2017 at 11:14 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695So I've been reading through the text of this bill, and I had some concerns because I like the idea of being able to get a Certificate of Rehabilitation (COR) and what that wording "meant" to others including employers. I have some insights I'd like to share. 1. Yes this does remove the ability of a COR to stop registration 2. Getting a COR has harder requirements to meet than the new "petition" to stop registering 3. People that were able to apply for a COR prior to this bill can still apply for one, and if you can get it, then it should pretty much be a "slam dunk" to get the petition to stop registering approved. 4. For teir 1, I would assume that you could have your lawyer submit requests for both at the same time, which may in the end give you a better shot at the petition since the judge may go for the "middle ground" 5. For tier 2, you may still be able to file for a COR after 10 years, but still be required to register. This makes absolutely no sense at all, but politicians rarely do.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 10:55 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695PS. Our district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, will be handing out raffle tickets at the door. Register to win!
  • Doug F February 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Where can we find information on which tier we would be classified under. I only did 7 months county jail time, however, I was charged with 290 and kidnapping. This was in 2015, no reoffense, in fact, have gone back to school and received my BA.
  • Nondescript February 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695An addendum: tier 3 people should be automatically dropped to tier 2 then tier 1 respectively after a certain time period has elapsed. Lifetime registration for anyone who has been offense free for decades is a total miscarriage of justice.
  • Nondescript February 18, 2017 at 10:36 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695If this bill passes ( which I think it will , because the powers that be want uniformity across this nation instead a mixed bag of State Laws ) it would be very helpful for those formerly registered in other States to articulate the petitioning process .The bill doesn't make it sound like the petitioner would have to prove they have been a model citizen with letters of good character from their Pastor, neighbors, employers etc. It just says the district attorney MAY request a hearing if the requirements have not been met. The requirements are that a person has registered on time each year for x amount of years and they haven't committed another offense. If those requirements are met, then the the district attorney must prove/convince a judge that the petitioner still poses a danger to the community. Well, if they are not now, nor have ever been listed on the public website, how could a district attorney argue that the petitioner is " dangerous" ? If someone is deemed "low" risk already and has been for decades, What purpose would this serve? I can see tier one petitioners getting off the registry quite easily. Tier 2's may have a taller hurdle to overcome.. Tier two people should be dropped to tier one after 10 years, so they too can have the same low risk designation immediately preceding the petition process, at the 20 year time period. Remember , not all judges are bad. There are many who like to put overzealous prosecutors in their place. I've seen it happen many times. P
  • Rick H February 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThank you for all that you are doing Ms. Bellucci.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Dear Constituent, Thank you for taking the time to write me concerning your thoughts on the matter. It is constituents like you who truly make democracy work for the good of all. As you know the main goal of government is to protect the children. Each year thousands of child sex crimes go unreported. How do we know? It is just common sense. There are over 100 thousand sex offender registrants in California. With so many out on the streets, there has to be something going on. It is just common sense. They can't stop themselves, but you would already know that. I will keep your comments in mind when it comes to cast my vote against you. I must defer to the media in this one, because they can sink my political carreer by labeling me soft on crime. You are cordially invited to our annual Constituent appreciation day where you may meet yours truly. This event will be held April 1, 2017 at the ________ County sheriffs offices, address below. Sincerely,
  • DavidH February 18, 2017 at 10:26 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsWith all this at what point in time is one deemed not a SO--seems to me they can always call you back via legislation.. It's as if one is in this perpetual condition
  • Drummer February 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695It's apparent that having your info plastered on the web makes it so difficult to obtain housing, employment and vulnerable to vigilantes along with humiliation being looked at as some monster. Im sure a lot of individuals here on this site can testify to that which my heart goes out to. I've read and learned so much from all your post gentlemen and I come no were close to all your intellect regarding how to interpret this tiered bill. I don't understand why they make this draft so complicated to interpret. Im rt there with u USA on the 1203.4. 22 year old index offense, 17b, 1203.4 granted and Internet exclusion. It may seem like I'm whining but if I end up on the web I can be sure to loose my job and possibly my home of 17 years. Married for 20 years with 4 wonderful girls who are all adults now. How does a hard working, provider, father and good husband and grandfather all of a sudden have to explain to them why I'm on there. I've read in some of your post that my situation would fall into tier 1 which isn't exposure but than read that my expungement means nothing and tht my battery 243.4 will land me in tier 2 and exposure. Uuugh so confused. Hey thanks to all, I appreciate all your post. I wish this nightmare would just go away. For Gods sake it's been 22 years of this and it seems like no matter how good of a life I live it doesn't account for anything especially when the troops come banging on my door every 6 months as if I committed a crime yesterday.
  • Alex February 18, 2017 at 9:39 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of Registrants"Resounding yes?" It COULD help. But this bill COULD also easily hurt. I am just wondering where Acsol got its data that this bill "could help more than 90 percent of registrants." As much as I have supported Acsol & Janice in the past, I think this tiered registration bill is a risky and dishonest piece of legislation. So I will be writing to oppose. It should also be concerning that the DAs want this bill.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillThat's about the best advice I have heard yet in this discussion.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695If they don't care about what we want, why bother?
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThe "risk factors" that affect young gay men also adversely affect first-time/non-contact offenders, who also receive an extra one point under the Static-99R scam. Non-contact offenders receive a one point penalty that violent and/or contact offenders perversely do not incur. The tiered registry integrates, by giving more credibility to, “the static risk assessment instrument forsex [sic] offenders (SARATSO), pursuant to Section 290.04, as defined in the Coding Rules for that instrument.” See Cal. Penal Code 290(d)(3) of the draft bill. Note how CASOMB expertly phrased the above excerpt by specifically avoiding the phrase “Static-99R.” The draft bill gives CASOMB and SARATSO — the latter of which which includes unknown representatives from CDCR and the California Attorney General’s Office — wide discretion in selecting a replacement for the Static-99R when it is eventually discredited. Maybe in 10 years, Karl Hanson will come out with the Static-100. By then, how many rights have been violated by the Static-99R? In sum, this tiered bill would permit SARATSO to come out and use any type of future “static” test, without legislative approval. By demanding a registry predicated on “empirical evidence,” I propose that ACSOL oppose any integration of an actuarial instrument — such as the Static-99R — that lumps all types of offenders (violent/non-violent and first-time/recidivist) together. If ACSOL allows the Static-99R to be used, it is — indirectly — advocating, though covertly, for a registry that would still lump all types of “sex” offenders together. Even for violent offenders, the Virginia legislature has discredited the Static-99R (not even accounting for its use on non-contact offenders — which CASOMB intends to do): http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/fc86c2b17a1cf388852570f9006f1299/20d0de7a436ff22c85257863004afe71/$FILE/HD5.pdf In a *published* medical journal, professors from USC and Duke Medical School have discredited the Static-99R: – http://jaapl.org/content/jaapl/38/3/400.full.pdf In a published opinion, the New York Courts have discredited the Static-99R: – http://www.courts.state.ny.us/Reporter/3dseries/2009/2009_29290.htm Yet CASOMB and SARATSO still peddles the Static-99R scam, often referencing to Karl Hanson’s very own work to “validate” his very own “accuracy.” (Do you see what’s wrong with this?) It should be pretty obvious to anyone (at least anyone with some basic common sense) that 10 questions can’t predict human behavior… especially more than five-years into the future. (California has only evaluated the Static-99R for a five-year interval. The Static-99R is only designed to be used up to a 10 year period after release. Yet CASOMB wants the Static-99R to determine whether one should be required to register for life!) Life is not “static.” And very few things are definitively “set in stone.”
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 9:13 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695The real issue is why this country is adopting a Nazi, Stazi like approach that makes people incriminate themselves by posting personal information online and constricting their every movement. It is no wonder that they have 100 or so thousand people not in compliance. They are criminalizing normal behavior, not the behavior that will prevent more sex crimes. The few out there locked in an offense cycle must love this system as it provides them cover as the cops are out there checking up on all the people who are trying to understand and follow these Byzantine laws. Where in the blazes did they come up with the idea that people who really want to commit a crime will go to the police and register their correct location? It was a knee jerk reaction to begin with and never was well thought out. Now a whole political culture has been built around it. No one has the courage to question the whole concept because someone will be blamed for letting what they consider a pervert get away with something. Like the communists and fascist found out, this approach will only create an over extended police force and ever growing number of dissidents living in the shadows of poverty and despair, not better citizens and a safer society.
  • mike r February 18, 2017 at 8:09 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695this is great news for most of us but dont believe for one minute that all these government agencies that are supporting this bill is doing it out of the goodness of their hearts like they've all of a sudden found their consciences...their doing it because they know over bloated and out of control and all its going to take is for the right person to come along and file a well articulated brief and the entire scheme comes crumbling down...all they are doing is trying to appease the court before it happens by claiming we now have a path off the registry....hate to tell em that weak assss attempt comes nowhere close to negating all the other constitutional violations as a result of these registration laws... neither will the little fact that some wont have their addresses on line make any difference.. if anything that only boast are argument that the registry is absolutely useless...why would we have to be put on a public website if people cant know exactly where we live....makes it totally and blatantly useless instead of just useless....
  • NPS February 18, 2017 at 7:54 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsUgh...I can't stand Scott Weiner. He was our (San Francisco) county supervisor and he successfully criminalized acts that were once legal; now they're registrable offenses. He may be a Gay Liberal San Franciscan, but don't let that fool you. He is anti-RC.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695KM, You are incorrect. All California state judges, including those in the California Courts of Appeals and California Supreme Court, are elected officials. Only federal judges have lifetime tenure. And if you were to hypothetically appeal a case involving a judge denying a petition to not have to register to higher courts, federal courts would not have subject matter jurisdiction over a request for discretionary review because this proposed bill would be a question of state -- not federal -- law. Furthermore, the standard for abuse of discretion in California is that a lower-court’s decision must have been proved to have been “arbitrary or capricious or ‘exceeds the bounds of reason, all of the circumstances being considered.’” People v. Welch, 5 Cal.4th 228, 234 (1993). It’s a standard that provides high deference to the discretion of a lower-court judge. This is one of the many reasons why this tiered registry is a bad idea. It gives a lot of power to *elected* judges. When it comes to reviewing a judge’s discretion, appellate courts rarely reverse the rulings of lower-courts. They generally protect their own.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 7:34 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695You will not be alone. I, too, plan to oppose this bill. As some others have mentioned, it's an intellectually dishonest bill. If the empirical data says that even alleged "high" risk offenders are not likely than anyone else to reactivate after 17 years offense-free -- and the Static-99R is not intended to be used after 10 years following an offense (with California having only evaluated the Static-99R for a five-year interval) -- then what is the purpose of having lifetime or even 20 year registration periods for a non-recidivist? This is not an empirically-based bill. And I concur with those in dissent with this bill. It is no different than the first draft introduced a few months ago. Yes, it is more concise and doesn't have the grammatical errors of the first bill. But when it comes down to it, it still requires those eligible to "petition" to get off (i.e. expensive attorney's fees, psychological assessments, Court fees, etc.), this bill still incorporates the Static-99R, it still gives the DA absolute right to oppose an attempt to get off the registry, it leaves the ultimate decision to an elected judge, and it does not bar ex post facto application and/or recognize registration as a form of punishment (despite this potentially being codified within the PENAL code). ["Penal" being synonymous to punishment]. As some others have mentioned, what will prevent the tiers changing in duration and/or crimes being reclassified to higher tiers in the future? Nothing!
  • DPH February 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695You got that right Steve! I am still working on how much in atty fees it is going to cost to sue those third parties on the web let alone find them and get them to remove or sue. We are in for a surprise the ones that pass the petition DA -process and those who auto off. I still wonder what we can do, if any, for the National bs site, the FEDS one, never seen it, but were in their database. Co. and or employer searches Nationally for a bg check to get a real job. Thanks Steve for reminding us all post happines.
  • CS February 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 69513 year registrant here, For the longest time we had no hope, I even stopped coming to this site for awhile cause all the news just seemed bad-Negative and it actually depressed my day, but finally we have hope and we all should take a second, take a step back and appreciate that. Very thankful for Janice and partners for fighting for us and caring when no one else did. Here's to all of us rising above our label and moving on once and for all.
  • cool CA RC February 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Can't we just go and file a lawsuit and get the registry removed?
  • mike r February 18, 2017 at 5:55 pm on General Comments February 2017I found this section of the penal code in sections 236.1 very interesting... (3) “Deprivation or violation of the personal liberty of another” includes substantial and sustained restriction of another's liberty accomplished through force, fear, fraud, deceit, coercion, violence, duress, menace, or threat of unlawful injury to the victim or to another person, under circumstances where the person receiving or apprehending the threat reasonably believes that it is likely that the person making the threat would carry it out. - See more at: http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/penal-code/pen-sect-236-1.html#sthash.3qRMydtK.dpuf
  • HopingForHope February 18, 2017 at 5:47 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695It appears this will throw thousands of people up on the website who are not there now, if I read this correctly. Is that the trade off they're giving us for being granted the ability to petition?
  • USA February 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Well, here is something to think about. I have an expunged offense and never had any legal issues otherwise. So, if I fall into tier 2 with a battery, how will they classify me? I'm sure (20 years later) I can request an exemption from the website. Furthermore, as noted in the Megans website, the SARATSO test isn't applicable to those crime free for 10 years or more! Lastly, can they really do a SARATSO on an expunged ex offender? Hmmm. I think if your crime free etc on tier 2, you can get an exemption: Lastly, how can they put someone on a tier 2 with an expunged offense/summary probation? Guys, stay positive. I also thought the bill stated you could request to be removed after 10 years for a tier 2? Stay positive. A judge will be accountable and must state reason for denial! I recommend (later) filing your own request (I did for the 17 B and expungement). The court clerks where very helpful. Good luck
  • Jayson A. February 18, 2017 at 4:59 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695It looks like you have to wait 2 years after you're denied before you can reapply. Nothing in this bogus bill would keep a judge from continuously denying. And the DA will just keep fighting and fighting.
  • Jayson A. February 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695From what I read, the Static 99 stays unfortunately. Speaking for myself, I plan to call the lawmakers to oppose this bill.
  • Jayson A. February 18, 2017 at 4:46 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I agree with the Yelp review. ACSOL should be looking out after ALL sex offenders. Let's say 10% are made Tier 3 and 60% are made Tier 2. That's about 70,000 people who will be made to register for lifetime and at least 20 years. Then what if they prolong the tiers like they are doing in NY state? This bill is full of games, inconsistencies, that give more power to DAs, judges and CASOMB. Unless you were part of the before 1987 group, this bill does nothing for us as a group as a whole. I'm pretty sure if you weigh the pros & cons of this bill, this bill will prove more harmful in the long term.
  • Jayson A. February 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I read the details and it is no good. This bill is riddled with games.
  • Jayson A. February 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695This bill is disgusting. After taking the time to read this bill, it really is not different from the 1st draft. Don't be fooled, this bill is plagued by the same problems as the 1st: we all would still need to petition (meaning thousands in attorney fees, as trust me this is a petition you would not want to go without an attorney with). Then all the psych assessments, etc. Static 99, more power to District Attorneys, more power to judges, more power to casomb. Like the 1st draft, only the attorneys win with this bill. They will make out like bandits, while we all have to come up with $$$$$ to pay for a petition that is not guaranteed. Also, CASOMB put a ban that you can't refile for 2 years after it is denied. So if we are denied, you have to wait 2 years to refile lol. This bill is a sham because as it is now, I qualify for a certificate of rehabilitation in 2020. If this dumb bill passes then I am put into Tier II and have to wait 20 years to petition. So I would have to wait until 2030? No sense in supporting this bill when it's taking away something I can do in 3 years. This bill will make me wait 13 years. Lol so ridiculous!!!!
  • DavidH February 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Janice: Please provide us some guidance on writing letters and making calls. I feel at a loss on where to begin, as with: Dear Honorable so and so: I'm one of the most hated and reviled persons on this planet; I'm as low as a Jew in Germany beginning in around 1933. Right now you have a piece of legislation before you that while I dont concur with its foundation could possibly make a positive impact on my life. As a constituent I am asking that you support this legislation. Sincerely---
  • DavidH February 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Does anyone know if this assessment tool is different from the static 99: " static risk assessment instrument for sex offenders (SARATSO)." I sure wish these periods of registration were shorter-- it gets to a point in one's age where it doesnt matter much any longer; For instance i'm 61 and have been offense free for 14 years. I basically have another 6 years as a tier 2. but at 67 that consumes the entire remaining good years of my life to travel etc. off registration wont matter much, I dont get harassed as it is! Shorten these periods please!
  • Les Mis Life February 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillThe bill will have revisions. It is important not to let up (or agitate) those who tinker with the language that will make it to the final version. A lot can/will happen between now and the one that gets voted on...
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695"Good news for everyone?" Really? "Everyone?" You should try out to replace Sean Spicer. It sure does not seem that "everyone" agrees with this bill.
  • Alex Payne February 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Less than 10 percent seems kind of low. Should we REALLY be trusting Casomb's figures after they've supported polygraphs, containment model, has failed to be transparent on many occassions. And let's not forget: Casomb introduced this highly divisive bill in the first place. It seems like Acsol has soldout to pressure and has ignored the fact that we would all need to "petition" through an ELECTED judge. I know this bill has alienated quite a few other people who used to attend the Carsol/Acsol meetings w/ me. I'm actually thinking about writing a Yelp review about how this civil rights group is willing to support law that is at the expense of other people's rights! Wake up people! This is not a fair bill!
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom February 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Lake County speaks The Ugly Truth, Charm Being in Short Supply!
  • HopingFor Hope February 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Sounds like filing a petition will be the name of the game. Does anyone know at this point how that process will work and will Janice and or Chance be able to assist, or will that go through non-legal administrative channels that each individual will need to work through on their own (or do we even know yet)? Gets complicated, particularly if you no longer reside in the same county or moved out of state.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695So the appellate courts would need to define "early release on a conviction." One of the many phrases that would need to be interpreted through our *elected* appellate courts. This bill is a distraction from the real issue. The real issue is that our Courts must recognize registration as punishment. And ex post facto imposition of sentence -- which is barred by the U.S. Constitution -- must be recognized in our cases. Otherwise, passing these tiered schemes, like this ridiculous draft, is not of help. Especially if the "petition" requirement remains.
  • Tired Of Hiding February 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Personally I just want to move out of not only this state but this country and never return. I will not miss this culture of mass surveillance or the police state this nation has become. There are MUCH better places to live your life than the USA by FAR! Looking forward to the day I can wipe my butt with that blue book and they can use that s^it stain for the identifier on my passport! Love it leave it...Ok, I will gladly leave it! Just let me out!!
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 3:01 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Janice, I read in your previous post that anyone classified Tier III, who is made that only because of being called "high-risk" by the Static-99R, will have a chance to petition a judge after 20 years. However, I do not see that change made to this newest draft bill. (Unless I overlooked it?) One of the reasons I disagree with this bill is due to the fact that the Static-99R will be the only reason I will be placed as Tier III under this bill. So I will be one of the "less than 10 percent" who will be treated more unfairly with this bill when compared to current law. (Otherwise, I'd be classified as Tier I.) Under current law, I'm not even on the website. But this bill will place me into Tier III -- and I will be placed on the website. This doesn't make sense, as my crime was a first-time/non-contact offense. Furthermore, I successfully discharged supervision early after having no violations. At minimum, does CASOMB still plan to incorporate this change of letting Tier IIIs "petition" off? Thanks.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom February 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695New Person I concur with your assertion The actions you observed of your Adversaries: "and yet all three chimed in like they had a say." Demonstrate the Wicked Adversaries Evil Inclinations to Covet & Usurp Rights & Titles they are not Heirs To. How do they place Themselves in the position of The Heir Apparent? A: In the Style of the Wicked Angel Watch: They utilize from Their Coveting Hearts the Venom & Poisons in the Poor Forum of: “Implicitly Drafting” & "Implied Contracts" - The Practice of Innovations & Traditions of men They then wait and observe if The Heir Apparent is Frightened & turns away exposing their Backside! fright·en ˈfrītn/Submit verb past tense: frightened; past participle: frightened make (someone) afraid or anxious. "the savagery of his thoughts frightened him" synonyms: scare, startle, alarm, terrify, petrify, shock, chill, panic, shake, disturb, dismay, unnerve, unman, intimidate, terrorize, cow, daunt; More deter someone or something from involvement or action by making them afraid. (of a person) become afraid or anxious. "at his age, I guess he doesn't frighten any more" The Wicked Usurping Servants Seek & Lie in Wait for: The weak, young, and Not yet Mature! I speak Truth! As Yehovah Lives, So should we
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695KM, You are incorrect. Appellate judges in California's intermediate and Supreme courts do not have lifetime tenure. State appellate judges, too, are elected officials. Only federal judges have lifetime tenure. (Federal judges will *not* have subject matter jurisdiction over any potential appeal challenging a judge's discretion over a petition denial made under this draft bill, as it is potential state -- not federal -- law.) Judges in California's Courts of Appeals, as well as the California Supreme Court, are reelected or unseated every 12 years during gubernatorial elections. Furthermore, the standard for abuse of discretion in California is that a lower-court’s decision must have been proved to have been “arbitrary or capricious or ‘exceeds the bounds of reason, all of the circumstances being considered.'” People v. Welch, 5 Cal.4th 228, 234 (1993). It’s a standard that provides high deference to the discretion of a lower-court judge. This is one of the many reasons why this tiered registry is a bad idea. It gives a lot of power to *elected* judges. When it comes to reviewing a judge’s discretion, appellate courts rarely reverse the rulings of lower-courts.
  • G4Change February 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Thank you Janice for this interpretation! The state I'm in now is also a lifetime state. However, they are working on a Tiered Bill here too. While I would also be Tier 1 in this state if our bill passes, I would never be able to petition off the registry unless I can show that I was relieved of my duty to register in my state of conviction - which is California. So, my future is in the hands of 2 different (but very similar) bills in 2 different states. I place my faith in God!
  • KM February 18, 2017 at 2:44 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695That really doesn't counter my thoughts. You were given what you were statutorily permitted. Your story supports my conclusion, that if its in the law the Court will grant it even if the Judge personally disagrees with it.
  • mike r February 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Janice I noticed this bill states on or before July 1st 2019 does this mean that none of these policies will take effect until July 1st 2019???????
  • Lake County February 18, 2017 at 2:04 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695It looks to me that even a tier III registrant has a chance to be lowered to tier II under limited circumstances. A tier three offender who obtains early release on a conviction for which registration pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act is required and for which he or she was sentenced to a life term may file a petition with the superior court for placement in tier two if the person has registered for 10 years pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 290 and the person has not been convicted of a new offense requiring sex offender registration or an offense described in subdivision (c) of Section 667. The court shall determine whether placement in tier two is appropriate, based on the following factors: whether the victim was a stranger (known less than 24 hours) at the time of the offense; the nature of the registerable offense, including whether the offender took advantage of a position of trust; criminal and relevant noncriminal behavior before and after the conviction for the registerable offense; whether the offender has successfully completed a Sex Offender Management Board-certified sex offender treatment program; whether the offender initiated a relationship for the purpose of facilitating the offense; and the person’s current risk of sexual or violent reoffense, including the person’s risk levels on SARATSO static, dynamic, and violence risk assessment instruments, if known. The tier two registration period shall commence on the date the court grants the petition. If the petition is denied, the person may not repetition for placement in tier two for at least one year.
  • Lake County February 18, 2017 at 1:46 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695And if denied, they will state why and advise you when you can reapply. You can always keep reapplying and keep working towards whatever it is that they want to see in order to approve your application.
  • Lake County February 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Janice’s Journal: ACSOL Board Faced With “Sophie’s Choice” [updated with Guide to Tiers on Tiered Registry Bill] http://all4consolaws.org/2016/11/janices-journal-acsol-board-faced-with-sophies-choice/
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom February 18, 2017 at 1:35 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695KM I concur, in a general sense that: "Judges aren’t as free to be as crooked as you think." As a "Rule Thumb": "The United States Of American's" has practiced in it's system of Courts "Justice" as a "Centre" of it's focus for The Peoples Desired Product. - It is one of the Beautiful Attributes that Attracted people of the world to Invest their personal Gains in what ever form those Gains may be encapsulated into that Being a Material or Abstract Form. At this present moment in history the effects of Global Initiatives, Global Agendas, & A Dividable Cultural Impulse. have produced Beared a rotten produce and have all proven Globally a Force Manifesting Poison to all Nations, in particular Western Nations. For example, a expert "Clinical Opinion" on the subject of a Judges mind set: Ben Stein on Justice with Judge Jeanine 02/12/2017 , Introduced the subject of "Legal Realism". When asked if the Judges of 9th were motivated by Politics? Ben Stein Testified that : "Of course, of course: Judge I went to Yale Law School, at Yale we learned "Legal Realism", Judges do not make Decisions based on what is in the Laws or what is in a Precedent, They make it based on what will please Their Friends & Neighbors, will make Them Big Shots & Big Wheels. In Seattle do you think anybody is going to consider Them Big Shots for being friends of Donald Trump? No F way!! - They are Big Shots if They put their nose, uh thumb in Trumps eye and that's what They did, They wanted to Show Off" Since 1962 the Courts of America begun the process of mutation from Focused on Justice Centric to Legalism System Centric. The Ugly Truth is that it will and We Will continue down the Path that Devolves the Foundations of The United States Of America's. Unless We Repent and Cause ourselves to Return From the Paths of Incorrectness and Return to the Paths Founded upon Objective Morals that We Built Our Joys upon. I speak Truth! As Yehovah Lives, So should we!
  • AP February 18, 2017 at 1:26 pm on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillCan we PLEASE get main-page post on AB 558? This should have it's own post and comment section!
  • Lake County February 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695This is the best bill they are willing to submit to the State Legislators that "may" have a chance at passing. If you want to have a chance of getting off the registry anytime within the next few years then this is likely the best chance we have. If this is not acceptable to the State Legislators as written, then don't expect them to pass any future tiered registry bill that is written in a way that we would like better. Remember that politicians really don't care about what we want.
  • Tim Lawver February 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695tierany[sic] or TYRANNY same same!
  • New Person February 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillI think So Cal is simply ignorant. Politicians down here know that. We voted to increase taxes. That's how ignorant we are as a state. Ignorant people don't comprehend higher level logic and are too lazy to research it. So for Politicians, scare mongering is an easier feat to be recognized and seem like you're on the side of the people. Look at CASOMB. Not even their research work can make an impact for registrants. The only reason why there's this bill is because the number of registrants have grown and the state can't keep up. The penalties and disabilities stay the same. The minimum of 10 year period to apply off the registry remains the same. (The max additional time is 5 years, but you need a lot of information to petition rather than the fact you haven't re-offended.) Lifetime registration remains for tier 3. Heck, a judge didn't care about the implications of the IML. That judge came from the northern district of Ca. The whole state doesn't like us. Sure there are pockets here and there, but on the whole, they don't like us. Fear mongering >>>> facts such as less than 1% recidivism.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm on General Comments February 2017http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/bill-aims-to-keep-sex-offenders-off-college-campuses/article_04c68300-f3d0-11e6-960c-33931c12e4f0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
  • Lake County February 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Also, one good thing California does is make filing petitions as easy as possible compared to other states. And in most cases, you can apply to get your filing fees waved if you can prove low income. So if you don't want or need to hire an attorney, the costs will likely be minimal.
  • Matt February 18, 2017 at 12:38 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Correct. You must apply. And you may be denied. But at least you have a chance with this new law, if it's passed, where you didn't have a chance before, outside of a COR, which can be a long shot depending on where you live, what your crime was, etc.
  • Matt February 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695A 1203.4 does not remove you from the public access website. A 1203.4 is required prior to application for a COR. If you completed probation without a violation, and did all the things that were required of you during probation, (like a "therapy program" for example) then it is your right, under statute, to obtain a 1203.4. The same is not true for a COR. COR's can be denied. But it is my understanding that as long as you did not violate your probation, you cannot be denied a 1203.4, if the crime you were convicted of falls under certain criteria. In other words, there are certain crimes that cannot be expunged. If you have a conviction that can be expunged, you must do that before you apply for a COR.
  • Rick H February 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Any suggestions on what we should say in the letters? Thank you
  • New Person February 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695The worst of it all is there will be a new entity in charge of all of us as well as we have to petition off of the registry. That is about capital and job security for judges and lawyers. A judge did denote that the petitioning is an unfunded program that doesn't exist. Now, add that there will also now be a new entity in charge of all of us, meaning another new program to fund. As you state, ACSOL needs to continue to bandy up stats. Look at the cost of a new entity. Look at the cost of a petition and how it can clog the courts even more. Janice just stated only 10% will be in tier 3. The recidivism rates are under 1%. Karl Hanson stated the max for being tagged like a seal or dolphin is 17 years. So why is tier 2 placed upon a 20 year tagged system and a tier 3 on a lifetime tagged system? Isn't all this registration system flawed and simply an expensive placebo for thought of public safety when all these stats and context are brought about? Also, now that Illinois says you cannot criminalize normal behavior, then shouldn't all living restrictions be rescinded? Shouldn't all work restrictions also be rescinded? Shouldn't the ACLU actually come to our rescue b/c any signs that implies segregation of registrants is a violation of the constitution such as "registrants not allowed to live here" or "registrants cannot work here". If you are no longer under custody, then why are you still being treated like a criminal? If you earned your 1203.4, then why are you still being treated like your offense was never vacated? This bill relinquishes what 1203.4 is supposed to do for a person in California - which is to state he or she is rehabilitated to where he or she is released from all penalties and disabilities from the offense. If being removed from the web is considered a disability, then so is being on the registry. I think 1203.4 needs to be re-emphasized to mean something other than, "you didn't screw up on probation." - which is what this bill implies. No, 1203.4 is supposed to tell the state that I am a REHABILITATED PERSON and all my penalties and disabilities need to be restored b/c nowhere under 1203.4 does it state that I need to continue to register after being awarded the 1203.4.
  • John Coffey February 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Yes, we can't thank you both enough for starting the fire under CASOMB in Sacramento and to suggest amends to the Tier Bill for them to open discussion and for them listening and not shunning since its not a court of law.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695No, ASCOL opposed that part of the bill in the last draft, so that is an unfair accusation; nonetheless I am befuddled about them asking us to write and call legislators in support of a bill that has that requirement to petition the DA still in the bill. It doesn't seem to have changed from the first draft.
  • New Person February 18, 2017 at 11:54 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I will give you one example to counter your thoughts. A judge and DA denied my request for a 1203.4 initially informally. The probation dept said I had completed eveything to their satisfaction, but still wouldn't recommend me for 1203.4. With more information, we requested a second time. The same reaction occurred from the judge, DA, and probation dept. Except, the judge reluctantly awarded me 1203.4 b/c it is by law that I be awarded it for completing my probation successfully. The judge, DA, and probation's thoughts and recommendations mattered not b/c I automatically receive 1203.4 for successful completion, and yet all three chimed in like they had a say. Nay. There should be no petition. It should be exactly like 1203.4. Once successfully completed your term without a new registrant offense, then you're automatically awarded off the registration list just like the all those pre 1987. You can't have separate rules within the same group. What is that?!
  • John Coffey February 18, 2017 at 11:46 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Thanks Robins Tools 2.0 for detailed clarification so far. Looks as though my family member will be..."A Lifer" even though its bee over 33 years from release and Parole. Sad. Janice, bombarded as you are, could you see any further into petitioning for a 40 year ??? Spouse was a latent teen of crime. Suggestions Janice and/or Chance? Do we have hopes for Tiered three folks?
  • BAM February 18, 2017 at 10:53 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Thanks Mrs Janice! This is the best news that I have heard in 20 years. So hopefully , we can petition a California Judge if we live out of state!
  • ONE DAY AT A TIME February 18, 2017 at 10:48 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Very true! One must do a lot of research before deciding to move to another state. Personally, I'm not going to ever move from California.
  • KM February 18, 2017 at 10:43 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Judges aren't as free to be as crooked as you think. They are overseen by non-elected Appeallate judges and if they arbitrarily deny these petitions one can appeal. No one has absolute authority. If you have the statutory right to be taken off as outlined in this bill then you probably will be.
  • KM February 18, 2017 at 10:42 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Well you're being rude. This is good news for everyone. Chill out.
  • Lake County February 18, 2017 at 10:41 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Yes
  • scsexoffenseregistryreform February 18, 2017 at 10:40 am on CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci sworn into the U. S. Supreme Court Bar AssociationI know this is old news but worth continued acknowledgement for her zeal and pursuit of constitutional equality for citizens of the registry. I pray her continued zeal will ring change and wakeup the conscience of the court
  • Lake County February 18, 2017 at 10:39 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695You expect ACSOL to represent 10's of thousands of RC petitions? How would they ever have the time and money to travel all over this entire state for everyone? That doesn't seem possible. Hopefully the DOJ will make it simple enough for us to submit the petition ourselves or our local Public Defenders office might be able to help. Plus (as far as I know), Janice only handles cases with constitutional civil rights issues. This is more of a civil administrative issue. Maybe someone here that gets their paperwork completed properly can post it here so we can all just copy their paperwork and submit it ourselves....Janice and Chance did not get us into this situation so yes, it's our case and we will have to handle it ourselves and foot the bill.
  • KM February 18, 2017 at 10:34 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Judges aren't as free to be as crooked as you think. They are overseen by non-elected Appeallate judges and if they arbitrarily deny these petitions one can appeal.
  • Nicholas Maietta February 18, 2017 at 9:55 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I am working to put an end to this, in particular the worst of any of them.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 9:46 am on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillLiving in Southern California for so long, I think you are spot on, especially outside of truly urban areas in the middle class suburbs. The other day a truck flying the Confederate battle flag trolled by my house. I don't have time to go through all the examples of hatred I have seen expressed through the years, suffice it to say, I seriously would like to move to the Sacramento area or north coast, where there is some sanctuary Yet, if I move, I will have to go through that public notification thing about a 'registrant just moved into your neighborhood.' I don't want to go through that again. Maybe, if I truly do get off the registry some day, I will reconsider that move. Still, there is a lot of good people here, and you have to fight injustice where it lives. A southern strategy for Southern California. There are a lot of things I would like to get involved in, but this Albotross hanging around my neck keeps me from doing it fully.
  • Timmr February 18, 2017 at 9:21 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Inconsistencies? You made a good start. How about CASOMB's findings that the public registry does not prevent recidivism, but can increase it? If you are going to decrease recidivism, why would you require public notification of the more serious offenders? You want them to reoffend more? Why 20 years for tier 2, and lifetime for 3, when their expert Karl Hanson claims the reoffense rate is no more than the general population's after 17 years? Those extra years are just punishment for the original crime. This is still a offense based system. There is little difference in recidivism rates amongst the range of offenses. The only thing that is consistent with a risk based system is putting repeat offenders on tier 3. Again, though, is this archaic system of branding people for crimes really a path to progress? Once one is on the internet it becomes nearly impossible to get off. Or is moving towards a restorative system more progressive rather than regressive? Slavery is indentured servitude when you put a term limit on it, but under the current SCOTUS opinion, anyone can be thrown back in service at will of the legislature. I don't think there is much we can do about this tiered registry and our support for it as registrants may even hinder it. Yet, we need to make sure it doesn't get even more incosistent as it moves through the legislature and the registrant haters have their say. As long as everyone keeps pushing for much better through better organizing and education, we will have better. Although we are not going to quickly reverse the deep seated hatred of registrants and the system that profits economically and politically off it, just as it once did off of chattel slavery, the courts are looking more promising at putting the brakes on. If anything ASCOL needs to remain consistent with the facts and stay a course.
  • Political Prisoner February 18, 2017 at 9:20 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Let me ask you this Janice, are you or Chance go to handle the petition for anyone wanting to get off the registry? Or is it, Oh sorry it is your case handle it yourself and foot the bill?
  • David February 18, 2017 at 9:07 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695ONE DAY, just be careful not to move to another state that says "all convicted sex offenders" must register. Despite being removed from California's Registry, you would still fall into the category of "convicted sex offender". 😔
  • USA February 18, 2017 at 8:41 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Hi, I didn't read anything about PC 1203.4? I read the last part regarding an expungement is required to obtain a Certificate of Rehab? Does the PC 1203.4 remove you from the website?
  • HopingFor Hope February 18, 2017 at 8:35 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695So, someone please help me understand this. For Tier I and II, even after your 10 or 20 years mandatory registration period has been met, you STILL have to petition to be removed?
  • Lll February 18, 2017 at 8:23 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Lol or file off our fingerprints learn Spanish and come back in as an illegal. But whatever works.
  • Janice Bellucci February 18, 2017 at 8:20 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695The public will not vote on the Tiered Registry Bill. Instead, it will be state senators and state assembly members. Please write letters, send E-mails and make phone calls to the senators and assembly members who represent you. In addition, please write letters, send E-mails and make phone calls to members of the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees. Information regarding committee members will soon be added to this website.
  • Janice Bellucci February 18, 2017 at 8:18 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695It is our understanding that the bill does not require an individual to live in CA when he/she petitions for removal from the registry.
  • Janice Bellucci February 18, 2017 at 8:16 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695According to statistics provided during a recent meeting of the CA Sex Offender Management Board, less than 10 percent of those now required to register will be placed on Tier 3. That means that more than 90 percent of those now required to register will be placed on Tiers 1 and 2 and therefore able to petition for removal IF they do not re-offend.
  • David February 18, 2017 at 8:07 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695How could one find out if he is designated Tier 1, 2, or 3?
  • BAM February 18, 2017 at 8:04 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695G4Change I also live outside of California and have been on the registry for 20 years, I am hoping for the same. I live here in florida and at some point if the law passes in California, i will try to petition the courts here in Florida to be removed because they state that I am only registering for my California offense. I thank Janice and her team for keeping hope alive. Lets move forward. I know that Florida is currently a Sorna state that continues to register for life, however , I have just received word that Florida has a group that has just stepped up to the plate to form a tiered registry. I am praying that all is well.
  • NPS February 18, 2017 at 7:23 am on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillIt's a good thing that 5 of 7 California's executive branch are Bay Area politicians. (It was crazy Loretta Sanchez of OC who whined about the Bay Area running everything in the state.) Only Becerra and Chiang are from Los Angeles. I kid you not, there is not one city in the Bay Area that has residency or presence restrictions on the books, and it's Bay Area legislators (Bill Quirk and Loni Hancock) who voted against all those anti-registrant bills the past two years. I just read an article in the San Jose Mercury news about Southern California being the most hateful region in the country. It could be from SoCal's roots of supporting the Confederacy and slavery during the Civil War. Hate breeds hate.
  • BA February 18, 2017 at 6:44 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Well after 13 years personally I will take this as a large improvement if with get the funding to do so, The registry will not go away though for many...........unfortunately.
  • Quint February 18, 2017 at 5:03 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Thank you Janice. Thank you Chance.
  • Angel February 18, 2017 at 4:59 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695God is in control,I really appreciate all the efforts and love who support and figth for all of you ,we know that you've been through a lot of hardships,just hold on...My prayers for all of you..Good things come...Thank you Ma'am Janice and your team..God bless...
  • Quint February 18, 2017 at 4:29 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695At first glance, no tier 1 would be on the website. Also, it looks like after 10 years you can petition (they would say yes unless they had a good reason) to get off the registry. It's not automatic.
  • Quint February 18, 2017 at 4:22 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695At first glance, it looks like no Tier 1 registrants would be on the website.
  • ONE DAY AT A TIME February 18, 2017 at 4:03 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695That's why I recommended a name change after being relieved of the duty to register. All you need to do is spell your new name just a little different. That is the only way to keep your registered past name from haunting you from the 3rd party sites and news stories that will last forever on the internet. There is no other way to hide your past conviction on the internet. If your name was never publicly placed on Megan's Law website or any newspaper, then you probably have nothing to worry about.
  • Tobin's Tools 2.0 February 18, 2017 at 12:58 am on CA Sex Offender Management Board Discusses Revisions to Tiered Registry BillThe standard for abuse of discretion in California is that a lower-court's decision must have been proved to have been "arbitrary or capricious or 'exceeds the bounds of reason, all of the circumstances being considered.'" People v. Welch, 5 Cal.4th 228, 234 (1993). It's a standard that provides high deference to the discretion of a lower-court judge. This is one of the many reasons why this tiered registry is a bad idea. It gives a lot of power to *elected* judges. When it comes to reviewing a judge's discretion, appellate courts rarely reverse the rulings of lower-courts.
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