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  • Joe June 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm on HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from PrisonThe Static-99 does not claim to predict risk of re-offense for a person's lifetime. Never has. It very clearly states in its preamble that it is only valid for a very limited number of years. Because people are not static. It is politicians and legislators that twist it to be something it is not. It also does not "punish" anyone for certain offense characteristics. It assigns weight to certain categories based on the statistic that offenders convicted of such conduct (stranger, male victim, non-contact) DO re-offend with ANY sex crime with a greater probability than others. I can't find it now but it is all in the supporting data. Here it is commenters (guessing the same one or very few) on this web site who twist it to be something it is not.
  • Joe June 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm on General Comments June 2018@RM - "According to court documents, Vaughn started wrestling the boy, then kissed him and tried to grope him." Perhaps then the problem is that kissing and trying to grope a teenager and making an inappropriate comment is "corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old, and attempted indecent assault of a person under 16". But the SS Insanity sailed quite a while ago. Here is a woman getting LIFE for having a 13 year old touch her over her sweater. http://www.coyote-tv.com/2013/02/01/life-sentence-for-molester-was-cruel-and-unusual/ The sentencing hearing can be found on YouTube. The defending attorney pointed out that she would have gotten less had she murdered the same kid. If that does not shock the conscience I do not know what will. This society has lost all sense of measure.
  • Real Treatment Has No Shame June 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm on HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from PrisonHow is this different from conventional sex offender "treatment?" Everything regarding sex offender treatment is designed to shame. The polygraph, for example, requires that you disclose personal and embarrassing sexual history -- even several years after conviction, incarceration, and release. Often, the polygraph examiners are demeaning -- as they work in concert with fake "doctors" and unlicensed interns. The polygraph is used despite it ridiculously assuming that increased heart rate and/or breathing is indicative of deception. Assuming polygraph logic: Anytime you have increased heart rate and/or breathing (like when exercising), you are also lying. How absurd! ABEL is another shameful experience. During ABEL, which many of you have probably taken, you are forced to look at grotesque images and score them accordingly. You are then forced through the "containment model," with "containment meetings" in which your personal history is shared with often dozens of people -- including probationers/parolees, as well as their probation/parole officers -- in a conference room. "Therapy" without confidentiality at its worse. Many are also shamed with their Static 99R score. The higher the score, the more you are shamed in "treatment." The Static score has nothing to do with the underlying offense, as the Static 99R score is based entirely off of 10 questions. 10 questions that have nothing to do with current age, or even the amount of time you've been free in the community without offense. The Static 99R is flawed because it's "static" and not dynamic. The Static 99R's flaw is literally in its name because people are not "static!"
  • Mike s June 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@sean, I went through same process back in Feb where my attorney reached out to John Herman directly and I got the email a week later telling me that my status changed. I did not received my actual letter for over a month. Congrats on being removed! Mike
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 21, 2018 at 5:13 pm on General Comments June 2018This is just how bad "sex offender" civil commitment is in the U.S. "Sex Crimes and Criminal Justice. Formerly incarcerated sex offenders say civil commitment programs deny proper rehabilitation."
  • TS June 21, 2018 at 5:07 pm on PA: We must strengthen laws involving sexual predators: Tom MehaffieHe just does not understand...or is in a tough reelection campaign. PA rep Tom Mehaffe stumps for 5000 foot sex offender restrictions https://narsol.org/2018/06/pa-rep-tom-mehaffe-stumps-for-5000-foot-sex-offender-restrictions/
  • R M June 21, 2018 at 5:05 pm on General Comments June 2018Yes, I am aware of that. Never the less, he was convicted of all those charges.
  • NY won't let go June 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLWhen I moved out of the country they wanted me to update my address and keep them updated on if I ever moved. This is because NY keeps you on their registry even after you leave And puts your out of country address on their website.
  • 290 air June 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLAnybody know if you are moving out of the country do you have to give them your destination country? I know you do for travel, but what if you are permanently moving? isn't there something to do with freedom of movement where you don't have to specify your destination? Thanks
  • Facts should matter June 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm on FL: Face Scans for International Travelers at Florida AirportGood. I want "law abiding" Americans to suffer privacy curtailment, humiliation and inconvenience. And of course this will all be justified and sold under the tired argument: "If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to worry about."
  • kind of living June 21, 2018 at 2:16 pm on ME: Maine’s Parents of Murdered Children chapter will honor registered sex offenderit just floors me , that more people are not saying, what the hell is wrong with these law makers and many more courts not looking at the very fact that this registry is clearly getting people killed that did their time and just want to move on in their life , even the highest court in the land turns a blind eye to the unconstitutionality of this registry , LE bosting all the time about new tec that can serval people , yet hold on for dear life this lie that they need this stupid registry .
  • Sunny June 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm on ME: Maine’s Parents of Murdered Children chapter will honor registered sex offenderPerhaps it's time we create a registry of people who create, support, and maintain the registry. At the very least, a site devoted to some accountability would be useful to current registrants, giving us some insight and transparency into registration, like who programs and maintains it, which politicians most strongly support it, and what financial and commercial interests are involved. Just 6 months ago, Google, Amazon, Apple, and hundreds of Silicon Valley programmers pledged not to help Trump create a "Muslim Registry," yet some of those same programmers create and maintain sex offender registries. See the formal pledge here: http://neveragain.tech/ The principles in that pledge regarding civil rights, disenfranchisement, genocide, and creating second class citizenship, apply equally to registrants. This is a civil rights issue and we need a movement.
  • TS June 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)@Richard Check over in the IML survey thread here for info you seek on those countries.
  • Timmmy June 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm on GA: Can be placed on registry without meaningful due processAnyone should know a state elected judge will not make a rational decision if it will anger the voter base.
  • Ted June 21, 2018 at 12:26 pm on FL: Face Scans for International Travelers at Florida AirportPer NPR report Comfortable or not, travelers should probably get used to the technology. President Trump signed an executive action last year urging the government to speed up the airport use of biometric tracking, and CBP hopes to have face scanners installed at all the nation's airports in four years.
  • AD from MN June 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLMobile passport is an app that is basically the 5 question coming back into USA. It then provides a QR CODE and they scan it. It was smooth.
  • TR June 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm on FL: Face Scans for International Travelers at Florida AirportI saw this on the news yesterday and it looks so complicated and such a burden to even travel now and it sure looked like it by the looks of the travelers coming and going on TV news.
  • AD from MN June 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThanks David. I was nervous...but no longer am.
  • AD from MN June 21, 2018 at 12:21 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML(1) I arrived back into USA on Monday, so no letter as of today. (2) My charge was possession of child pornography; no hands on or known victim. (3) Unmarked passport I will update if I receive anything.
  • Mr. D June 21, 2018 at 12:04 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLWell time to test the international waters so to speak. Have to be in Germany on 7/01. Emailed my registering contact ten days ago letting him know my plans. A few days later he responded back stating that he no longer handles those responsibilities and provided me the contact info for his replacement. Once I spoke with her she asked me come in and sign their form whenever is best for me before departure. I did that this morning and obtained a copy for my records. Will be changing planes in Ansterdam and don't expect any issues getting there. Am guessing secondary at LAX will be time consuming as in the past. Of course I'll be holding my breath for a few weeks after my return in case a certified letter arrives. And if it does whether to spend more money with my attorney to see if the Feds can be made to see the validity of my 1203.4 or not. Fun times indeed
  • rpsabq June 21, 2018 at 12:03 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Also something that really irks me: FAC, the state organization is refusing to use organization funds to pay for this thing because "it doesn't impact the majority of members who reside in the state." Are you kidding me? If they would win this case, and Florida has to remove all the names who no longer reside in the State, there is going to be a mass run for the border a day later!
  • David June 21, 2018 at 12:03 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!@ rpsabq: "“those requiring placement on the state registry must register for life.”  Well, if a judge rules that the individual does not - or no longer - "requires placement" on the SOR, then that's that: No longer on SOR.
  • Debo June 21, 2018 at 11:58 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Sean good news thanks for your updates looking forward to hear what your lawyer has to say. @Rich in act 10 they have an extension in the law that adds time past the ten yrs for administrative stuff to give them time to remove you they do not say how long that is but my guess is you'll be taken down soon.
  • David June 21, 2018 at 11:45 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!"... the feds require you to register in whatever state you now live if you would still have to register in the state of your offense — even if your current state otherwise would no longer require you to register." I know they say "Be careful what you wish for", but the absurd labyrinth of States' laws almost make me wish for one single set of overriding, comprehensive Federal laws addressing all registration requirements for everyone throughout all 50 States.
  • David June 21, 2018 at 11:26 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois![Now, 20+ years since my conviction, my so-called "victim" and I continue to remain friends. We talk and text regularly and he certainly knows my whereabouts. Since we are now (and have always remained) on good terms, can he simply write to law enforcement authorities and request that I be removed from all SORs since he knows where I am and it doesn't matter to him? No? (Oh yeah, I guess that question was rhetorical, since the true purpose of the SORs - having been repeatedly invalidated for any public safety benefits - is shaming, ostracism, and ongoing retributive punishment.)]
  • AO June 21, 2018 at 11:10 am on FL: Face Scans for International Travelers at Florida AirportAge of paranoia of where we do because we can. It's like the now nearly 20-year-old TSA who year, after year, after year, have 80%+ failure rate when tested for finding contraband. They're entirely useless, expensive, and add unneeded burden to all travelers for absolutely zero gain. They're no better than a tiger rock.
  • AO June 21, 2018 at 10:24 am on ME: Maine’s Parents of Murdered Children chapter will honor registered sex offenderEvery time I now see a story of a murdered RC due to them being on the registry, I just think of the other story where a city (county?) passed a bill to remove access to police offers names by the general public because they were worried someone might seek them out and hurt them. The law seems to be totally fine in putting everyone on the registry squarely in the crosshairs of vigilantes, and even even often refuse to directly admit that the reason the person was killed was squarely due to the registry as seen in the SoCal case happening right now where the DA refused to level charges against the killers as a hate crime.
  • David June 21, 2018 at 10:09 am on General Comments June 2018Here's my employment tip for you, Double A: if, while job hunting, you have an application that requests information about felony convictions, use your case number and penal statute numbers. If at all possible, avoid using any words in connection with your conviction(s) - especially words such as "lewd", "sexual", "statutory", etc. The HR department might just ignore the conviction or breeze over it, rather than look up what the statute numbers actually mean. Best of luck!
  • Richard June 21, 2018 at 9:53 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Just checking to see if anyone has visited Germany, Austria, or The Netherlands recently? Thanks for the info.
  • rpsabq June 21, 2018 at 9:43 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Thing is Florida is going to have to prove the punitive argument first. A judge is going to take a look at this case and go, "so Florida keeps the names on record even after they leave the state, so what? It's just a civil regulatory requirement." Also it can only be a facial challenge and those victories are hard to come by. I just can't see any Florida judge making a ruling that removes under half of Florida's registrants just like that. Plus the law says, "those requiring placement on the state registry must register for life." Until that is changed, I don't see what the argument is. Seems to me until the Florida Supreme Court says, "yes Florida's sex offender laws are punitive," like what happened in Ohio, then we don't have much of a chance at anything else. There has not been one successful legal outcome to come out of Florida. For this to be the first victory is highly unlikely in my opinion.
  • Has Had it Up to Here June 21, 2018 at 9:28 am on ACSOL Monthly Meetings 2018 (UPDATED)Will there be an emotional support group this Saturday? 6/23/18
  • rich June 21, 2018 at 9:10 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryI completed my 10 year teir 1 time in PA on 6/17/18 but have not been taken off as of today. My sentence was to be 10 years under the old law. They sent me a paper to register early this year in April. i thought the supreme court said they had to take us off after the 10 year teir one was done. Comments are welcome.
  • Janice Bellucci June 21, 2018 at 8:35 am on DE: Lawmakers eye local residency restrictions on sex offendersThe State of Delaware is taking a step in the right direction by preventing cities from passing their own residency restrictions. Perhaps the State will consider at a later date the eradication of all such restrictions. As both government and academic research has determined, residency restrictions do not increase public safety. Instead, they decrease public safety by making homeless more people required to register as well as break up families.
  • Staci June 21, 2018 at 8:07 am on HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from PrisonMy spouse is on probation and going through the state mandated therapy (Missouri) and he has had to do the same thing. When you stand in front of the group and give your sexual history, they can veto it and you have to keep revising it and presenting it until the group passes it. In addition, you have to take a sexual history polygraph to make sure that you are telling the truth. There are about five reports that have to be given in the same manner. My spouse has lost about 50 pounds and looks absolutely terrible. In addition he has been kicked out of our home because we live too close to a school and hasn't been allowed to see his children who are under 17 (all of this is for a non contact non violent offense). His therapist commented that he looks suicidal, but has there been any offer to help him deal with the shame and guilt? Absolutely not. Ninety-nine percent of his "therapy" is about making him feel guilt and shame. I am ashamed that this is the America that we live in.
  • E June 21, 2018 at 7:48 am on General Comments June 2018Might be time to get worried. A passport identifier is irrelevant if airlines won’t let you fly their planes for domestic or international flights. https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-airline-knows-about-the-guy-in-seat-14c-1529499085 This is following up on the recent post about sexual assaults “increasing” on US flights: “ In 2014, 38 cases of in-flight sexual assault were reported to the FBI. Last year, that number increased to 63 reported cases, but officials believe the crimes are significantly under-reported.“ (Don’t you love the “underreported” phrase). https://wtop.com/travel/2018/06/fbi-warns-about-sexual-assaults-on-airline-flights/slide/1/ That’s out of 2.5 Million passengers PER DAY. 63 ANNUAL assaults. The sky is falling.
  • David June 21, 2018 at 7:24 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryIt was probably only the threat of a lawsuit that got PSP to take action and remove your name. IMHO
  • steve June 21, 2018 at 7:03 am on General Comments June 2018And it begins... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.voanews.com/amp/4448182.html
  • Nicholas Maietta June 21, 2018 at 6:55 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26It's time these laws are ruled Unconstitutional. It is also well past time that lawmakers be punished for writing bad laws that get overturned on constitutional grounds. This reincarnation of a bad law is indeed cruel due devastation it causes for people who like me, were not able to find housing. It is also unusual because no other criminal offender gets this king of treatment. You'd think drug dealers, gang members and murderers would all first get this kind of treatment, then sex offenders added to that list. That is not what happens, as we all know. This NEVER was about public safety. It is meant to continue to daemonize sex offenders like pond scum and ensure this class of people will never succeed in reintegrating back into society where most will never commit another crime again.
  • AJ June 21, 2018 at 6:53 am on General Comments June 2018@New Person: I know that Snyder only pertains to Michigan, but Snyder did utilize that the 2003 Decision did denote in-person reporting was not part of the registry decision. ----- Snyder is binding precedent on MI, OH, TN, and KY; outside those States and the 6th Circuit, it's what called persuasive precedent. Persuasive means other courts should take note of it, but are free to rule anywhere along the continuum of agreeing in whole to disagreeing in whole. Now, while *legally* Snyder's trip to SCOTUS' doorstep had no effect one way or the other, in *practice* the case gets a little nudge higher than if it had never made that trip. IOW, SCOTUS "touching it"--even without rendering any opinion or comment either way--does yield some influence beyond its legal weight. You should absolutely use Snyder, if for no other reason than it forces the 9th Circuit to take a stand for or against it. If they are for it, it starts the snowball running faster in our favor; if they are against it, it sets up a Circuit split that SCOTUS will one day need to decide (which could be years away, sadly). Everyone, everywhere, in every case, whether State or Federal Court, should cite Snyder. Gotta make the courts and judges take a position. Snyder, and Muniz to a lesser extent because it was a State court, is a solid foothold and wonderful blueprint for future RC cases. Now we just need Millard to fall our way at the 10th...in a year or two. 🙁 As for in-person reporting, yes that's a key difference between Smith and everything since. (Even AWA mandates at least annual in-person reporting.) The 6th not only said in-person is an affirmative disability, it said there appeared to be no value or need for it. That is a key point to hit upon. Not only does it burden you, but the State has no valid reason to do it even if it didn't.
  • Registry Keeps Me From My Partner June 21, 2018 at 6:30 am on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesI should note that I'm seeing a private therapist on the side because I've been getting less than nothing from my court-ordered therapy. That's another $50 every two weeks, but at least I'm learning how to grow from this experience, live honestly and openly, take responsibility for my actions, and make amends to those I've hurt, with him.
  • Registry Keeps Me From My Partner June 21, 2018 at 6:23 am on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesLet's see: While I was in grad school, my copay was $20 a session. 2 years of 1x weekly sessions: ~$2000. I was on medicaid for a year while I was looking for work, and medicaid is awesome, so there was no copay. During this time I "graduated" and went down to "relapse prevention" 1x monthly. My insurance with my job wasn't great, so my copay jumped to $50 a session for the past year. 1 year of 1x monthly sessions: $600. So a (very rough) estimate would be $2600 over four years. Of course, this discounts the money it cost me to adequately defend myself at my Sex Offender Management Board hearing, where the DA's office tried to put me in the Tier 2 category. $5000 for a lawyer, $3000 for two separate psych evaluations, plus court fees. $11000 for me for a five minute session where the harried ADA did the bare minimum, was accosted by the judge for minor procedural violations, and then came over and apologized to me and my lawyer stating "We just needed to get the DA's position on record." I was placed in Tier 1 by the judge. Oh, this is all for NYC by the way. Virginia I had individual sessions weekly at $85 a pop for a year, but I was extremely fortunate that my therapist was AWESOME, literally saved my life, and it sounded like it still would have been worthwhile if I had been in group sessions with her (she capped her sessions at 4 clients max).
  • T June 21, 2018 at 4:23 am on General Comments June 2018Hopefully he will win the seat against Chris Smith, this will be interesting.
  • New Person June 21, 2018 at 12:28 am on General Comments June 2018At AJ, I know that Snyder only pertains to Michigan, but Snyder did utilize that the 2003 Decision did denote in-person reporting was not part of the registry decision. I can use the same thought that the 2003 decision did not denote in-person reporting in it's ruling, in fact it stated because it did not include in-person reporting because that would be a disability. That was specifically stated in the opinion. CA's 1203.4 states he/she is relieved of all penalities and disabilities. Then factor in that 1958 Kelly decision stated compulsory (in-person) police reporting was criminial or quasi-criminal in nature relates to a penalty/disability.
  • David June 20, 2018 at 11:29 pm on General Comments June 2018@ RM: Are you aware of how prosecutors pile on charges in hopes of scaring defendents into plea bargains? That's what all those endless charges appear to be.
  • Double A June 20, 2018 at 10:28 pm on General Comments June 2018I’m a registrant, but I’m not on the website. I was wondering if any registrant similar to me has recently applied for a job at a big box store like Target or Home Depot and been hired for employment?
  • sean June 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryso I missed a phone call from my lawyer that something good was about to happen, I was working, and cant call him back till tomorrow, which I will be doing first thing in the morning...I am a 10yr pre sorna, with a single conviction that got screwed like everyone else back in 2012. since psp has been dragging their feet for whatever reason, I hired a lawyer. the first interaction my lawyer had with psp ml. went on deaf ears, like they didn't care..so I left some time go by figuring psp would do the right thing, well they didn't...so apparently the second interaction directly with psp council, informing them, that I was due relief, and tired of waiting, that I would in fact be suing the state, and psp for harm holding me under the new law. Well just because curiosity was killing me, I checked the sight tonight, and FINALLY, I HAVE BEEN REMOVED from the sight. now whats that mean, don't know yet since I haven't talked to lawyer, or RECEIVED any official notice from psp..so..im not holding my breath here, but maybe, just maybe......so does this mean psp is finally getting their shit together, or is it going to be the threat of a suit, to get them to do anything? your guess is as good as mine, I hope to find out more tomorrow.
  • dsdaughtry June 20, 2018 at 8:07 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyDavid, I share your sentiments. However, if you really want to make something go away quickly is to allow "us" to create a landscape we can exploit and destroy along the way. Naturally, elimination is the ultimate goal. However, to be realistic, the registry is not going away anytime soon - thanks in part to fear and states realizing a potential cash cow as the registry grows. At least, at a minimum, facilitate some professional insights by those directly affected by the registry and perhaps make a mint-load of money along the way to spend on anti-registry legislation. At least we can help build it and possibly remove it all while making some profits along the way. At least that is the way Congress does it?
  • AJ June 20, 2018 at 7:45 pm on General Comments June 2018@New Person: The SCOTUS only agreed with Michigan and didn’t decide upon it. ----- No. SCOTUS gave no opinion one way or the other. They didn't agree; they didn't disagree. To use a baseball (or boxing) term, it was a "no decision" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_decision). If it makes it easier to grasp, simply pretend Snyder was never appealed to SCOTUS. For those outside the 6th Circuit, that's the legal effect the denial of cert had.
  • Devils Advocate June 20, 2018 at 7:31 pm on US Department of Homeland Security’s Malicious Immigration Policy Has Destroyed at least 4000 Families Since 2011I feel more than likely your case had something to do with "Same Sex Marriage" that are coursing through every aspect of america right now. Please do not take me wrong. Even though I do not condone same sex relationships, I also do not Judge others. Your case would have undoubtedly unleashed the fill fury of the ACLU and any other agency that wanted the chance to take a big wet hunk out of Uncle Sams arse. Albeit congratulations on winning your case with minor ease. The fact is that if a RSO or URSO pose a threat to a foreign spouse wouldnt it be safe to say that they would pose a threat to ANY SPOUSE! It is run away government. If you ask me it was the first step towards total control of entry exit of immigrants. The easy way to eat a 7 course meal is start from the outside and work your way out. This AWA was just the tip of a sword. Seeing how the public received these types of actions.
  • PA HB 2507 June 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryHB2507 RESIDENT RESTRICTIONS http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=2507&pn=3722 2018 Amendment. Section 20(1) of Act 10 provided that the amendment of section 9799.13 shall apply to an individual who commits an offense on or after December 20, 2012. https://law.justia.com/codes/pennsylvania/2012/title-42/chapter-97/section-9799.13/
  • kind of living June 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm on HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from Prisonwitch hunter moral therapy these people are unreal . How is it that they get away with these in your face crimes calling it therapy ? put them back in stocks in tell this SO says what we want them to say , stupid as hell !
  • James June 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Thanks David for posting. It was so quick and easy that I even called LOL.
  • Eric June 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26I don't understand how this can be as in San Diego the Superior court ruled residency restrictions were unconstitutional as did the federal court. Unless on a case by case bass there is some reason the individual person shows some reason they shouldn't be living there.
  • Tired of this June 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectSo I received a call back from the office of McLetchie/Shell, and the receptionist said I'd need to pay a consultation fee before they'd talk to me. Seems odd, since it's not like I am consulting with them to become a client; all I want to know is whether or not they are fighting this, just a few minutes of their time. So, I think I will just have to keep my eyes and ears open to other sources for now, since money is really tight. Maybe Janice can find out something. I would think a challenge citing Snyder would be in order.
  • R M June 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm on General Comments June 2018@mike r, Yet, we see this article from NARSOL today in which the ACLU of Michigan gets an award: https://narsol.org/2018/06/narsol-honors-david-feige-larry-neely-aclu-mich-others-at-awards-banquet/ From your letter: "We are not involved in the particular merits of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), nor with the merits of individual cases related thereto." Maybe the ACLU desn't want to do individual cases (but 6 plaintiffs is ok)? IDK, I'm sure you know more about it than I do.
  • SCOTUS SAVE US NOW June 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLMobile Passport is a smart application for your smart phone
  • Anonymous June 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homes>Registry Keeps Me From My Partner, In total, how much money have you spent on forced therapy?? >Ny level 1, maybe I’m cynical. I don’t think Anthony Weinsr will be a sex offender at all.
  • nylevel1 June 20, 2018 at 2:19 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesHow can I help you? This sounds awful and I don't think your'e getting the right help nor advice. Janice, is there a way we can contact each other through you?
  • steve June 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectMike Thanks for the info!
  • TS June 20, 2018 at 1:35 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@Mike G The Mobile Passport app speeds you through U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 1 cruise port and 25 airports. https://mobilepassport.us/
  • Ao June 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26"[A]s I recall my esteemed former colleague, Thurgood Marshall, remarking on numerous occasions: 'The Constitution does not prohibit legislatures from enacting stupid laws.'" - John Paul Stevens
  • Gwen June 20, 2018 at 12:49 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26When I called they asked for street address and city. I felt like saying "I don't have an address due to these types of laws..but instead I just answered the question politely.
  • Mike G June 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLYes, but apparently not the same God the government uses! Wasn't it Abraham Lincoln who said something like "The best way to get rid of a bad law is to aggressively enforce it"? Hasn't worked for us, yet 🙁
  • Mike G June 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@AD from MN Very happy to hear that your European vacation went well! I am curious: What is a Mobile Passport? Is that the passport card? If so, I thought that was only for crossing the border by land (Canada & Mexico). Anyway, they revoked my card with the same letter as when they revoked my regular passport, and the letter went on to say that I was no longer eligible to get another passport card. I hope you avoid the certified letter, but keep us updated!
  • steveo June 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Thanks for the input. I will definitely post on what happens to us. I keep trying to talk the wife into moving abroad, but I'm not sure if we can get a visa anywhere, since the US has made me a worldwide periah. It's been over 25 years since my offense, and the lifetime public notification system has designated me a lifetime criminal. Even murderers are given a second chance. It's hurt my family, and my ability to make money, to be accepted, or feel accepted anywhere, even churches. Nobody says: once a murderer always a murderer, once a thief always a thief, once an adulterer always an adulterer, but once a sex offender? You're always a sex offender! To even say that someone is "fill in the blank" present tense anything is so unjust. To actuially label them that with a legal document, with no proof that they are present tense actively doing that seems unprecedented. Anyway, I'm ranting.
  • cool CA RC June 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26I am wondering if Senate Public Safety Committee are tried of this being brought up every year. They already know it is illegal in the 1st place. But yet, Congress keep bringing them on.
  • wonderin June 20, 2018 at 11:48 am on HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from PrisonPsychologists are the witch doctors of this day and age but people are so desperate for answers and cures they'll buy into almost any crap they dish out.
  • AO June 20, 2018 at 11:41 am on HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from PrisonWow. Great ruling. I wonder if anyone involved will suffer some consequences? No, wait. We fully have the Nuremberg Defense in this country, absolving officials of pretty much all wrong doing. I'm so glad I landed in an actual quality rehab program. Reading about all these "rehab" programs around the country and how they abuse people is incredible.
  • Sunny June 20, 2018 at 11:36 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Debo, sadly you are correct. Their Technology page, under the Architecture tab, states that their software directly makes changes to state and federal registry databases. http://watchsystems.com/company-info/technology/ They continue to develop additional "Supplementary Products" to further track our movements and actions in real time, such as the mobile app for compliance checks in the field, as well as the "Safe Virtual Neighborhood," which "will allow parents to enroll their children’s phones, email and gaming devices into the system to receive a notification provided by law enforcement if a registered offender texts, emails or plays games with their children." http://watchsystems.com/products-2/offender-watch-add-ons/ https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/offenderwatch/ http://www.bizneworleans.com/September-2017/Covington-Company-Develops-Safe-Virtual-Neighborhood-Software-To-Alert-Recipients-Of-Sexual-Offender-Social-Media-Messages/
  • Sunny June 20, 2018 at 11:36 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Debo, sadly you are correct. Their Technology page, under the Architecture tab, states that their software directly makes changes to state and federal registry databases. http://watchsystems.com/company-info/technology/ They continue to develop additional "Supplementary Products" to further track our movements and actions in real time, such as the mobile app for compliance checks in the field, as well as the "Safe Virtual Neighborhood," which "will allow parents to enroll their children’s phones, email and gaming devices into the system to receive a notification provided by law enforcement if a registered offender texts, emails or plays games with their children." http://watchsystems.com/products-2/offender-watch-add-ons/ https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/offenderwatch/ http://www.bizneworleans.com/September-2017/Covington-Company-Develops-Safe-Virtual-Neighborhood-Software-To-Alert-Recipients-Of-Sexual-Offender-Social-Media-Messages/
  • Jack June 20, 2018 at 11:28 am on HI: Cause of Action for Shaming Sex Therapy May Not Accrue Until after Release from PrisonJesus Christmas. How terrible.
  • AO June 20, 2018 at 11:12 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Thank you for the list, David. I'll give all those numbers a call with the same message.
  • Warren June 20, 2018 at 11:11 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Thanks “David” for the simple message to give them when calling. When I called, most of the Senate Public Safety Members did ask for my name (first and last) and if I was from their district. No problems making the calls as all were professional and courteous. Hopefully the bill dies a quick death.
  • David June 20, 2018 at 10:59 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26☎ I called 'em! Easy.... takes maybe 10 minutes! ☎
  • Mike G June 20, 2018 at 10:56 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@steve I hope your dad is doing better, and I'm glad your stay was successful. I just know that there are several Registered Citizens who have, or maybe still are, spending time in Nevada jails for being in the state for more than 48 hours without registering.
  • Janice Bellucci June 20, 2018 at 10:29 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26@David - Because the chances of this bill's approval by the Senate Public Safety Committee are small and we didn't get much advance notice, we are not asking people who register or their loves ones to join us at the hearing on June 26. The committee has several letters including from ACSOL and ACLU opposing the bill. In addition, both organizations will also testify against it. By the way, this is the final bill hearing for the Senate Public Safety Committee during this session of the two-year legislative session. If the bill is not approved on June 26, it will die a quick death.
  • Eric June 20, 2018 at 9:22 am on Deadly collateral consequences of the “non-punitive” sex offender registryIf you Youtube California democratic senator Kamala Harris questioning secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson you will hear her adamantly and viscerally saying that psychologists have proven that keeping children away from their parents is psychologically damaging and she will not stand for it. She is literally about to lose it with her defense that children should never be separated. She, of course, is referring to the current border crisis. but I would challenge everyone at this ideal time to point out to her how many of us on the registry are separated from our families. My woman has rental properties and she lives on the grounds so if I register that address as my residence then any prospective tenants doing an SO search will see that an SO lives there. So I cannot stay there. Fortunately I don't have children or they would be caught in this insanity. My SO treatment therapist said the most important thing for me is to develop healthy relationships with people, especially women. Yet the registry forbids me from having that normal, healthy relationship. So does Kamala Harris mean what she says? are ALL children important to her, or just those crossing the border. I would like to know.
  • David June 20, 2018 at 9:11 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26☎ Simple message: "I am calling in opposition to AB-514 (regarding residency restrictions for registered sex offenders.)" SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBERS Sen. Nancy Skinner: 916-651-4009 Sen. Joel Anderson: 916-651-4038 Sen. Steven Bradford: 916-651-4035 Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson: 916-651-4019 Sen. Holly Mitchell: 916-651-4030 Sen. Jeff Stone: 916-651-4028 Sen. Scott Wiener: 916-651-4011 Please call them A.S.A.P. 👍
  • David June 20, 2018 at 8:58 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26The website for the CA Senate Public Safety Committee notes that letters in support or opposition are due 7 days before the Hearing date. It also notes the Committee does not accept emails. So, folks, please start phoning!!
  • AO June 20, 2018 at 8:03 am on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26The bill states it's for RC's who's victims were under 14 years of age.
  • Registry Keeps Me From My Partner June 20, 2018 at 6:26 am on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesMandated therapy, at least in NYC, and with my treatment provider, is a joke. I was given 5 years of probation, and because sex offenses never get early release from probation (according to my PO), I've had to go to this reactionary grifter for 4 years now. Tell me, what kind of therapy do you think a therapist can provide to each participant when there are literally 24 men in the room for 45 minutes, and when the average group size is around 12? It's never been fewer than 6 in the entire time I've gone. Is it healthy to indulge participants' misogyny by not challenging them when they refer to women as "females" and trying to bond with participants by essentially being like "Yeah women are strange creatures, they can be emotional and unreasonable, but it's your responsibility as a man to just go with it and try to be the bigger person"? Is it appropriate, when your black therapy members talk about crime and violence in their neighborhoods, to essentially say "Black culture is problematic and anti-social, you have to be the better man and live good [white, conservative nuclear family] morals"? How does it help me, when I say "In [the state I moved from] the PO and a uniformed cop came to my door on halloween and it was extremely humiliating, I'm not looking forward to what it's going to be like in NYC", for my therapist to say "You better comply, they'll come in in full tactical gear and shotguns and bang on your door and make a big scene". WTF? What does it accomplish, when I review collateral consequences acknowledging a move up the tier, years in prison, and ruining my life AGAIN and probably losing what few friends I have left should I recidivate (my crime was a non-violent, no-contact offense), for my therapist to say "you're sugar-coating this and minimizing it. You'll never get out, you'll be put in civil confinement" and then ask the men with sons in the group what they would do to me if they found that I had sex with their sons, and for them to say they'd try to kill me? What does all this accomplish besides make me feel alone, surveiled, under constant threat of re-arrest, and subject to the violent whims of vigilantes? It's clearly designed to do no more than to make sure I am absolutely terrified of the thought of anything remotely resembling recidivism. It's designed to make me spout off my safety plan, and for that safety plan to be extreme: "I will never have unsupervised internet access. I will never be where children congregate. If I am on the subway and a minor is present, I will move to the next car. Anyone with whom I develop a close bond will be informed immediately of the full extent of my crimes so that they can protect themselves". It's a great way to make me feel completely isolated. It's not therapy.
  • Lake County June 20, 2018 at 2:26 am on General Comments June 2018I've been impressed with Gorsuch since his nomination hearings. Most everything I've seen him say or written has made me optimistic that he will be our best bet. This may be one nomination that Trump got right. Fortunately he doesn't have to worry about loosing his job if he rules in our favor.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 19, 2018 at 10:53 pm on GA: Can be placed on registry without meaningful due processIt means that they are violating the Bill of Rights.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyWhy would we want to create a "national registry standard?" Is our aim to improve the Registry thus making it more impervious to elimination, to future-proof it and to congratulate its proponents that it is an idea worth enshrining in perpetuity or is it to tear it down? By "improving" it, we are doing their work for them and tacitly supporting its continued existence.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 19, 2018 at 10:41 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThat's true, Poland is part of Schengen. However, it is important to remember that Schengen-member nations are not allowing Registrants in BECAUSE they are part of Schengen but because those countries have taken that policy individually. Schengen appears to have no policies regarding Registrant immigration. This seems to be a point of confusion for many here.
  • David June 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time." - Thomas Jefferson (Printed on the endorsement pages of my United States passport. Rather ironic.)
  • AO June 19, 2018 at 9:34 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26@Paul, I don't think that's correct. Anything in black is original text and has been in effect since 2006. Anything in blue is new. The only amendment to this part is shifting it down to another subsection due to its previous position being the new part about day cares, and a slight reverbage of the opening line. When CA Supreme Court struck down residency restrictions, it simply meant the law couldn't be enforced. But it remained on the books as it wasn't repealed either. I'm not exactly sure what they aim to accomplish here as even if this passes, it'll be challenged in court and likely struct down before taking effect due to previous rulings. This really does feel like an election year law. I don't buy the reason being one woman's worry about her daycare as the inspiration. RC's are allowed to live literally next door to a school and have been for years. This isn't a sudden revelation or unique. Even if enacted, it would mean you can live next door to a kindergarten but not within 1000 feet of a daycare. It doesn't make sense.
  • TG June 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Janice said the law would affect "some" RCs. I am hoping that she or another legal professional can give us a more in depth analysis soon. Because the bill is confusing.
  • David June 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm on Thousands of Users Shared A Child Pornography Video on Facebook MessengerSo all the prosecutors in this country simply decided not to pursue any charges against anyone who was distributing this child pornography video, whether knowingly or unwittingly? What the Hell is that about? Thousands might have distributed this and prosecutors just give them all a free pass?? (Whereas, if it was someone on the registry, he would get 20 to 30 years. WTF! 😡)
  • Paul June 19, 2018 at 8:43 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Here’s the REAL reason this bill is being pushed. This allows ANY city or county to pass ANY restriction they like and apply to ANY and ALL registered citizens. (d) This section does not prohibit municipal jurisdictions from enacting local ordinances that further restrict the residency of any a person for whom registration is required pursuant to Section 290.
  • Paul June 19, 2018 at 8:40 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Even scarier is that this bill is authorizing cities and counties to enact their own restrictions against ANY registered citizen.
  • New Person June 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm on General Comments June 2018AJ, Thanks! The SCOTUS only agreed with Michigan and didn't decide upon it. Thaks for helping me avoid that. But Snyder was successful, which included in-person reporting. The basis all stemmed from the 2003 Smith v Doe decision. At least I have that. If there's a conflict between 2003 Smith v Doe and the Hammond case, then SCOTUS decision in 2003 still stands.
  • David June 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm on General Comments June 2018“If the severity of the consequences counts when deciding the standard of review,” he (Chief Justice Gorsuch) wrote, “shouldn’t we also take account of the fact that today’s civil laws regularly impose penalties far more severe than those found in many criminal statutes?” And not only are “punitive civil sanctions...rapidly expanding,” they are “sometimes more severely punitive than the parallel criminal sanctions for the same conduct.” I applaud you, Chief Justice Gorsuch. You certainly argue some excellent points, sir! Now, how about we start applying those same thoughts to problems such as the unconstitutional retroactive application of SORNA laws?
  • Lovecraft June 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyThey are indeed aware of it. I talked to one of the board members today
  • Pissed June 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26When does it end? It seems to just keep coming. From fu**ed up legislation to Karl Hanson's always changing Static 99 "sciences" imposed on us, it never seems to end.
  • PR June 19, 2018 at 7:55 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Cant they think of anything better to do with their time? I too will be writing my letters and making phone calls!
  • dsdaughtry June 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyIt may sound a bit ridiculous, but perhaps Nicolas may have an ingenious idea? Why not create a company, owned and operated by registered offenders, that develops and produces a national registry standard? At least this group would be the best qualified at putting out the correct information as required by law and the government would have to send a check to the very group of people it targeted in the first place. Sounds like poetic justice to me?
  • someone who cares June 19, 2018 at 7:32 pm on Thousands of Users Shared A Child Pornography Video on Facebook MessengerBill ~ Like others said. If your offense is eligible for reduction to a misdemeanor and/ or expungement, you can do it as soon as you are done with probation. Then you can apply for a COR, which is either 7 or 10 years, depending on the offense. All that is easily looked up online. Recordgone is great, and I would contact them by phone rather than doing their online eligibility test. They are really nice and will let you know if you are eligible. If you are, do it right away.
  • David June 19, 2018 at 6:55 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThat's great, AD!! I'm so glad you had a good (and hassle-free) European trip!!
  • David June 19, 2018 at 6:49 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26More knee-jerk, hysterical, moral panic, do-nothing legislation! 😡 You can be damn sure I'm gonna be writing letters and making phone calls!! Should we plan to show up in Sacramento?
  • Debo June 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)This is a for profit company and I can guarantee you that secure gov data is being accessed by unauthorized persons and that state laws are being violated by the way this information is collected, stored, and decimated. We need to stop this in its tracks and should be a top priority They are collecting personal information on IP dresses and internet activity and putting it on the system. I can guarantee that the people profiting this are contributing to the political end of things to push for more reg laws and to keep unconstitutional laws in place. They are moving into other registries also. This will be an unstoppable force just like the courts, jail and Leo industries are. Soon they will find a way to tap into phone gps and track that info also. Nazis All the while a 3% recidivism rate justifies this?
  • TS June 19, 2018 at 6:32 pm on General Comments June 2018In other news, USA pulls out of UN human rights council. Really? Can't take care of their own to begin with...
  • TS June 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm on GA: Can be placed on registry without meaningful due processGreat Twitter comments if you read them.
  • mike r June 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm on General Comments June 2018I finally got an answer back from that other civil rights org. I am so tired of hearing the same old crap I sent them the following in response to the following. I will not be so rude as to eliminate any possibility of help but I am also not being so frigging nice about it anymore. Joe Martyak Jun 18 at 6:52 PM Dear Michael, Thank you for contacting us. Our amicus brief for the case Gundy v. United States focuses on process issues that we believe violate the separation of powers among the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government. We are not involved in the particular merits of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), nor with the merits of individual cases related thereto. While we fully appreciate the seriousness of your situation and the ramifications of each case, we are not in the position of providing legal counsel for other cases involving SORNA. We hope you are able to obtain appropriate counsel to assist you. Sincerely, Joe Martyak Director of Communications New Civil Liberties Alliance Sent them the following: Same old story. I guess we have no civil rights organizations left in this country when it comes to ex-sex-offenders. Well, hopefully for the sake of our country I, a Pro Se litigant, will have to prevail. Thanks anyways. Michael.
  • TS June 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm on General Comments June 2018We've discussed this topic before here and it has tones of relevance to registration when you read what Gorsuch says in it. This will be a big outcome IMO. Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2018/06/19/supreme-court-will-decide-if-civil-forfeiture-is-unconstitutional-violates-the-eighth-amendment/
  • Two states east June 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm on GA: Can be placed on registry without meaningful due processThe protected liberty interest in this case is the 14th amendment. I’ll use the California case: Both parents accused by lying teenage stepdaughter that they hurt her. Child services believes the liar and pull their other two young children out of school (without a warrant!) and put them in foster homes... but parents prove in court teenage stepdaughter is lying. All charges dismissed and the two young kids returned to them. HOWEVER, the parents were also put on a different California registry during all this. It’s called the Child Abuse Central Index, or just CACI. It’s 800,000 strong. Look it up ! Anyway, the parents could not get off the damn thing. Had to go all the way to the Ninth Circuit to get off it. Happened around 2008-2010.
  • AO June 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyI always pondered starting a registry with every politician's and judges home address. The public have a right to know. Surely they're not worried about being exposed to violence and harassment.
  • Facts should matter June 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyMcNeill, a former chief deputy for Randolph County's sheriff's office, then secured the provision in the budget bill. ^This is all you need to read from the article.
  • TS June 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyAh, the power of the lobby and politics behind closed doors. Have to wonder if the folks at NARSOL know of this since they are tight with NCRSOL?
  • AO June 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26It's election season and both parties want to get the easy votes with fake "I'm looking out for you" policies. I'm adding his name to my list of people to automatically vote against should it ever appear on my ballot.
  • nylevel1 June 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesOkay. Let’s see how Anthony Weinsr fairs. His Post release supervision will get easy after a short time. Will he be a NY 20 year sex offender? Nope. How do you know what level he is??? Every Level1 is 20 years. Read the statute- Level 1 offenders (low risk) must register for 20 years, unless they have a designation (e.g. sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender) in which case they must register for life. Level 2 offenders (moderate risk) and Level 3 offenders (high risk) must register for life.
  • TS June 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Votes, all about the votes and nothing more. Shows effort, blames the court when it doesn't go through, still gets political good will, starts a judge recall (well maybe not, but given recent history...)
  • E June 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!For those of us trying to track this IML crap it would be helpful to have all these threads in the “Survey-International Travel after IML” thread on this site. Just a suggestion but YES, please keep us updated after your return on how it went and passport revocation. Most if all, have fun!
  • E June 19, 2018 at 4:45 pm on General Comments June 2018Didn’t notice that yesterday, but I did look up how many passengers fly in the US. According to the FAA, it’s 2.5 MILLION PER DAY. Link below. That’s 912 million people per year on flights. 68 sexual assaults, a “two thirds increase” in sexual assaults reported by the FBI. Excuse me: 68 assaults in a year in which 912 million people were flown?? How is this even remotely a problem? BTW, many passengers would be repeat passengers, of course, but that shouldn’t matter in this tally. The 68 would be divided into the total possible victims, so someone flying 20 times would be 20 of those numbers. I think that makes sense but I didn’t do too well in my stats class. https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/by_the_numbers/
  • cool CA RC June 19, 2018 at 4:45 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26it the wordsmith "”a sex offense involving a minor age”
  • E June 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLRe: Poland. Do your research. They ARE a part of Schengen. http://all4consolaws.org/2018/01/poland-opened-the-register-with-the-data-of-pedophiles/
  • E June 19, 2018 at 4:34 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLAD from MN, congrats! I love Europe for so many reasons. They think our laws are totally crazy over here. Two thoughts: (1) please update HERE if you receive a passport revocation letter. (2) was your conviction hands-on and with a minor? If yes I’m totally amazed you could use Mobile Passport and no secondary. Mobile Passport has always given me an error when I tried to use it, “please proceed to the immigration counter, yada yada.” Last question: do you have a marked or unmarked passport? Thanks. Let’s Keep the info coming. I returned from Europe in May and got my passport revocation letter three weeks later.
  • NPS June 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm on Thousands of Users Shared A Child Pornography Video on Facebook MessengerGet the reduction. You could've done this as soon as your probation was over; there's no reason to wait. Since you were convicted prior to 2014, then yes, your conviction can be reduced. After 2014, all CPs are straight felonies (no longer wobblers). This would also put you in Tier 3 once the tiered registry takes effect. Look into getting it expunged, too.
  • cool CA RC June 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26I was wrong. I got confused with Salas and Vidak
  • Nicholas Maietta June 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutinyAlmost makes me wish i started a national registry of people to collect big money from the government, then promptly take it down then donate that money to ACSOL.
  • cool CA RC June 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Bingo !! https://vidak.cssrc.us/content/vidak-authors-measure-prevent-sex-offenders-secretly-moving-next-door-schools-parks-and Vidak district is in Central California the same district area Assembly Member Salas is in.. https://vidak.cssrc.us/content/district Salas https://a32.asmdc.org/district-map Interesting isn't it...
  • Get out! June 19, 2018 at 3:56 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Go to Europe. You can get a job there, live a free and comfortable life. After a time, you can even apply for citizenship.
  • American Detained in America June 19, 2018 at 3:52 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Just as I've said many times, people need to quit looking to the Democrat Party for help on this, you won't get it. This is all the proof we need that a Democrat wants to take things backwards!
  • Do it now June 19, 2018 at 3:52 pm on Thousands of Users Shared A Child Pornography Video on Facebook MessengerCall recordsgone.com They will do it for under $900. Takes about 6 months to complete. You could have done it 5 yrs ago! Everyone I spoke to got it done w/o much fanfare. Only one person was advised to wait, but they had filed immediately after probation. They ended up getting reduction 6 months later. Good luck to you.
  • cool CA RC June 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26This might explain why he is pushing for it. I think this is his 2nd time. https://hanfordsentinel.com/news/local/mendes-announces-bid-for-state-assembly/article_b0899629-825c-5d21-b783-fecf791ef355.html
  • AO June 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Would these restrictions apply to those still on paper, or anyone in general? And didn't the CA courts already ruled this to be unconstitutional on several occasions? Why would this stand over any of the previous tries?
  • Relief June 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@Chuck- Do not fly into Poland directly. Fly into Germany or Amsterdam or Paris then train, car or "domestic/Euro" flight into Poland, after you have cleared Schengen Internationally. Poland has recently instituted a public registry and has some Rule of Law issues in dispute with the EU. Uncertain how they would deal with an Interpol green RSO notice and best not to chance it. These other Europe locations are safe.
  • cool CA RC June 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26I see it is Introduced by Assembly Member Salas
  • R M June 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm on General Comments June 2018I interesting... that link goes to a Baltimore Sun article date June 18, 2018, with a link supposedly validate that "The number of reported sexual assaults aboard airplanes has grown by nearly two-thirds in recent years, according to the FBI." That link is another Baltimore Sun article with no date references that the FBI said it. The "show more" link on the second article goes back to the first article. Is this paper desperate for clicks?
  • cool CA RC June 19, 2018 at 3:24 pm on CA: Senate Public Safety to Consider Residency Restrictions Bill on June 26Didn't they try to pass this couple months ago? At 1st I was confused but when I saw " a sex offense involving a minor age" Didn't the Judge said this was not legal... and who is sponsoring this bill?
  • AnonMom June 19, 2018 at 3:20 pm on Thousands of Users Shared A Child Pornography Video on Facebook MessengerWe were advised that at the completion of probation, he could petition the court to reduce from felony to misdemeanor. You should be able to do it already. We were also advised that at 7 years post conviction, we could petition for a CoR. Please note I am not an attorney, I am simply relaying information specific to our situation, which sounds very similar to yours. We have not done either, as he is still on probation. I suggest looking up CA wobblers. There is a lot of info out there.
  • chuck June 19, 2018 at 1:20 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLTraveling to Poland in November anyone have any issues there? Thanks Chuck
  • AD from MN June 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLEUROPE - Smooth Sailing... First and foremost I want to thank EVERYONE on this blog for helping prepare for my trip overseas to EUROPE. I did as you all instructed and filed my Travel Itinerary well in advance. It was VERY DETAILED with all travels dates, addresses of hotels, ports of entry. Well here is how it went... We took off from ATLANTA without incident. We arrived into PARIS - Charles De Gaulle. I breezed through customs, actually cleared customs prior to my traveling companion - haha! We took the ICE Train to Wittlich, Germany; passing through Mannheim without anyone asking for passport. We drove to Switzerland, entered at Basel and again was not asked to provide passport. We DEPARTED EUROPE via Zurich without any problem. ARRIVED ATLANTA and again breezed through customs. I used MOBILE PASSPORT upon entry. NO SECONDARY. My travel overseas (my first on registry) was WONDERFUL and without any issues. Thank you again to all on this blog. Your input and assistance helped a great deal.
  • bill June 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm on Thousands of Users Shared A Child Pornography Video on Facebook MessengerThis November it will be 6 years since I was released from my 90 day sentence for possession of child pornography. It was a first offense and was a wobbler in california. My question is should I try this year to get the conviction reduced or should I wait another year so that I will be 7 years since conviction. I was given 3 years probation, no issues during probation again first offense. thank you
  • TS June 19, 2018 at 12:25 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!@Steveo They're looking for departure and return days; outbound and return flights, destinations, and lodging. Side note - mail back YOUR electronic items, e.g. phone, laptop, tablet, etc to avoid CBP scrutiny at USA return; travel mates, e.g. wife and daughter, will be ok. If you are eligible for a dreaded IML passport marking by law, e.g. offense involved a minor, then expect a revocation letter upon return. Feedback upon your return would be helpful here to know your experience with flights, customs, etc.
  • relieved June 19, 2018 at 11:56 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectHey GRR you info is wrong I was on the registry for 18 yrs on tier 1 I petition the court in 2017 had to do a psycho-sexual evaluation which stated I was not a threat to re offend so I was release from my duty to register I just called the The Offender Registry and talked to a case worker I was told that I was fine it would not go back on me. So if anybody has done what I did and was court released from your duty you will be OK.
  • David in CA June 19, 2018 at 11:47 am on GA: Can be placed on registry without meaningful due process@ Two States East: "implicate a protected liberty interest"? Sorry, I don't know what that means. Could you explain please?
  • David June 19, 2018 at 11:37 am on NC: They never asked for $500,000 — but they got it. N.C. spending gets little scrutiny"... and places they are known to frequent." So now we're being surveilled to record where we go? The Registy Gestapo have begun building dossiers on each of us?? And still, the overriding question remains: Have registries been proven to be effective in reducing the number of sexual offenses? No!
  • steveo June 19, 2018 at 10:36 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Thanks Ts. The officer in charge in my county (I live in a rural area) has me come in for everything. I sold a car, and had to go in. I changed a license plate on my car, which I had already gone in and registered with him, and he said to call when I got the new plate. When I called to give him the place number I had to go in. So, when I send him a certified letter, do you know if I need to provide specific information when I send him the letter, or if I can just say, "going to eastern europe on X day, be back soon... " 😀 Thanks again for your thoughts. Anyone else is welcome to chime in as well. Also, I still have an old passport, and I'm planning on just moving forward with it, and hoping for the best. I already have about $6000 to $8000 invested in this trip, and haven't even left yet.
  • 290 air June 19, 2018 at 10:21 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)The government does't want us to go to other countries for fear we may abuse children, yet they abuse immigrant children every day that come across the border by ripping them away from their parents and placing them in prison camps for children where they can be abused by older children. Bit ironic.
  • Ts June 19, 2018 at 9:41 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!@steveo 21 day advance notice through your registration office by Fed law. You can do it further out if you want. Certified mail is best to the registration officer to show mail and receipt. Keep two copies of everything with you (one on you and one in your bag).
  • Two states east June 19, 2018 at 9:18 am on GA: Can be placed on registry without meaningful due processMost commenters here are Californians. In Atty.Andrew Fleischman’s amicus on page 6 in the footnotes he refers to a California case: Humphries v City of Los Angeles,554f.3d 1170, 1186 ( 9th Cir 2009). So California, along with 5 other States mentioned has been found to implicate a protected liberty interest. Just FYI .
  • steveo June 19, 2018 at 8:18 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!So, me and my wife are traveling with our adult daughter to Eastern europe in September. We live in Texas. Does anyone know the rules for notification of international travel from Texas? Is it 21 days?
  • Janice Bellucci June 19, 2018 at 7:20 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)@Don't tread on me - We are challenging and will continue to challenge methods used to punish people who are required to register. We do so through education, legislation and litigation. The information in this article is new and therefore we don't have a plan today to stop this form of punishment, however, we will have a plan soon and will announce that plan on this website.
  • Tired of this June 19, 2018 at 6:29 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)And how efficient can a system that has had no effect toward its stated goal be in the first place?
  • steve June 19, 2018 at 6:04 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@mikeg. Stayed hotel all 9 nights because my dads girlfriend had a complete meltdown. I even interacted with the cops twice because she wouldn’t let me in his house. My life choice is to not worry about all the bs we are supposed to follow.
  • NY won't let go June 19, 2018 at 1:58 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLWell the ministry says I can't gain my birth right because my parents never filed the paperwork of my birth. Thanks mom and dad and your American dream attitudes. FML. May just have to go about it another way and work through the 10-20 year process of getting it here. I'm only 3 1/2 more years away from being able to get permanent residence. Then another 5 years if they approve PR I can apply for citizenship which would null out the US one.
  • David June 18, 2018 at 11:13 pm on Home Compliance ChecksI'm surprised that it hasn't happened yet.... One day, an officer or two, will go to a residence to do a compliance check on someone like this, someone at the end of his rope ..... with his life ruined and all hope gone, thanks to Megan's Law website. ..... and things will go badly. http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/06/18/police-involved-shooting-suspect-told-troopers-shoot-him/
  • Roger June 18, 2018 at 10:01 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)"War" is an inappropriate word in this context, since our biggest challenge is public perception of registrants. Want to fight? Want to make a real, proven difference? Then sign up for our alerts and join in our fight! It won't be easy or quick, but together we have and will make a difference. Join with us to make calls, write letters, and attend our events! ACSOL has made REAL change, helping to defeat 3 bad California bills this year and stopping many cities from enacting presence restrictions and residential restrictions. We are fighting IML. We are helping to change public perception.
  • E June 18, 2018 at 9:19 pm on General Comments June 2018I greatly fear that airlines will become the next airBnB or Comfort Inn, disallowing people on the registry. Is there a way to be proactive on this? FBI having a big hoopla at an airport due to 68 assaults. Divide that into the number of people who flew the same year and I bet the rate is AS LOW as assaults are on the ground. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-in-flight-sexual-assaults-20180618-story.html
  • Mike G June 18, 2018 at 8:09 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@steve, yeah, don't tell anyone, but I have spent many weeks in Nevada, staying with my Mom or my brother. As long as you DON'T stay at a hotel, you are probably fine, unless someone who knows about you and doesn't like you, turns you in.
  • Sick Of It! June 18, 2018 at 7:41 pm on VA: Groundbreaking Monday for $110 million expansion of treatment center for civilly committed sex offendersSnake oil is EXACTLY what the Static-99R is.
  • G4Change June 18, 2018 at 7:35 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)"Maybe it’s time to declare war against a tyrannical government." I've been saying this for years. You're lucky that this comment was even allowed to be posted on here. None of mine which have eluded to this ever have. In fact, I'll be surprised if this reply is posted.
  • Happy Mom but Misguided June 18, 2018 at 7:32 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homes>Ny Level 1 not saying where I am. Forced therapy many many years no way out. cp. Anyway, it doesn’t matter who the prez is, these politicians come out smelling like a rose even if the conviction sticks. Let’s see how Anthony Weinsr fairs. His Post release supervision will get easy after a short time. Will he be a NY 20 year sex offender? Nope.
  • Brian June 18, 2018 at 7:32 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)When is this idiocy going to end? I want to leave this country so bad I can taste it. Oh... I forgot they wont let me!!
  • Happy, joyous and free June 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm on VA: Groundbreaking Monday for $110 million expansion of treatment center for civilly committed sex offendersPlease understand that the existing facility is full. Study recidivism? Nope. They don’t. Back in 2012 they wanted to try this as a private facility run by GEO. That didn’t happen, which is a good thing. Virginia always believes that crimes are so underreported that they manufacture a recidivism rate far higher to justify their actions.
  • E June 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm on ACSOL Conference Attracts More than 170 People from 14 States, Identifies Future Opportunities in 2019Excellent conference. I hope SW Law School has a larger venue so it can double in size next year! So great to have the meeting at a law school and thanks to the law students for attending and esp Dr Carpenter and other excellent key notes for speaking!
  • David June 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm on ACSOL Conference Attracts More than 170 People from 14 States, Identifies Future Opportunities in 2019Great conference! Next year, can there be at least one session on effective Outreach to other registrants? I would love to see us increase our numbers and multiply our population of activists.
  • Lake County June 18, 2018 at 6:24 pm on ACSOL Conference Attracts More than 170 People from 14 States, Identifies Future Opportunities in 2019It's because SCOTUS ruled that the registry was not punishment. Smith v. Doe, 538 U.S. 84 (2003) We must someday contest this ruling with SCOTUS. Although some States are realizing it is punishment.
  • David June 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm on VA: Groundbreaking Monday for $110 million expansion of treatment center for civilly committed sex offenders$426,000+ per bed. And exactly how much money is going to research on recidivism rates? $110 million to lock people up and no money to research recidivism rates or to develop scientifically-verified risk assessment tools (instead the snake oil of the Static-99 and SARATSO). Clearly, the intent is simply to lock up more people under civil commitment rather than focus on accurate risk assessment tools, effective treatment, and appropriately supervised release.
  • Chester M June 18, 2018 at 5:36 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)I can imagine a dystopian future where the entire lower class, 59% of Americans, are "registered offenders" They will essentially have no rights, unable to vote, subject to being incarcerated indefinitely at any moment without a hearing for nearly any reason. All this would take is a continued logical progression of the current sex offender laws. When rich Americans get sick of poor Americans being dirty and begging they will make it a crime to beg, be dirty, not pay your rent on time. The punishment for these crimes will a fine and of course, you will become a registered offender for life. Since being a registered offender isn't a punishment, it completely constitutional.
  • NY Level1 June 18, 2018 at 5:32 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesHello Happy Mom but Misguided Can you share whereabouts in NY you are? If you are in a mandated therapy(not private) remember their living depends on sex offenders and they will milk you dry by writing negative reports and scaring you. When I went on probation here in NYC I was told to go to one of the most highly regarded doctors used by probation. After 3 sessions I could see it was a money making racket, using threats and scares to increase the amount of sessions we would attend. He got paid for each one. Luckily I had a gem of an officer who told me to find someone else which I did and the said famous doctor was very unhappy at the loss of my money. Even prosecutors see through this and that's why so many of those 'professional' defense diagnostics bounced back to make your case worse. I have stated here in this forum many times that once you leave New York City the state of New York, especially an hour away and up to Oneida is run by rednecks and crooked politicals. Let's hope that next month Dean Skelos, the arch pedo vicarious asshole, gets sent down finally. If he doesn't then we have to accept we are not living in a just country but Trump Hell.
  • Sunny June 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Watch Systems is basically a small software company registered as a LLC in Covington, Louisiana. They have a very strange promotional video that looks like it came from a low-budget sci-fi movie: https://vimeo.com/104957160 It appears they employ a couple dozen people, the identities of whom are published on their website: http://watchsystems.com/company-info/our-team/ http://watchsystems.com/contact-us/ The inherent bias in AI algorithms in attempting to predict criminal behavior, not to mention the glaring technical issues with just their website, creates many concerns that a technical error could result in someone's arrest or improper risk assessment. A few years ago a computer "glitch" issued a warrant for my arrest because the computer miscalculated an unpaid fine of $25 from over a decade ago. Fortunately I was able to correct the issue by contacting the courthouse and providing copies of documents I had saved, in this case a receipt showing the fine was paid over a decade ago. I also recorded the phone call. Watch Systems claims to have 61% of US registrants in their database, and that their software actively updates the federal registry, notably without direct human oversight: http://watchsystems.com/company-info/technology/ Considering they have a clear financial stake and conflict of interest in increased registration and recidivism, technical glitches are the least of my concerns. Their promo video shows police using their mobile app to do compliance checks at registrant homes. Are the fates of hundreds of thousands of US citizens really subject to a questionable software company that has maybe a dozen or so employees? Is there any oversight to this program? Could public disclosure laws such as the Freedom of Information Act be used to shed some light on how this company and their software operates?
  • Facts should matter June 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Datebase = Money/Grants = Security Theater = Job Security
  • Joe June 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm on Home Compliance ChecksA few weeks ago there was a lengthy discussion on this very topic here. Complete with some PD's justification for these operations per the California Penal Code, and why they are misinterpreted, thus making these checks unlawful. Did you read that? Have you followed up? What have you / your retained counsel found out? That would be helpful. Stating "...this is so wrong..." on this forum for the umpteenth time - not so much.
  • Joe June 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm on CA: Registrant on Parole Challenges Social Media Ban@AJ - looks like the confusing terms are "privately held" and "publicly traded". Given that Facebook is the latter, why would a RC who cares enough simply not buy a share of FB ($198.31 at this very moment), and then see if the company bans their owners from utilizing the very service they "own". Just a thought...
  • R M June 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)"The purpose of the sex offender monitoring and alerting program is to bring efficiency realized in the United States to law enforcement agencies and departments all over the world." This "efficiency" hasn't stopped 95% of the NEW crimes from being committed.
  • Timmmy June 18, 2018 at 3:46 pm on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender lawsWas this brought up in court? THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION Sec. 16. BILLS OF ATTAINDER; EX POST FACTO OR RETROACTIVE LAWS; IMPAIRING OBLIGATION OF CONTRACTS. No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, >>> retroactive law <<< , or any law impairing the obligation of contracts, shall be made
  • steve June 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI just spent 9 days in NV because my dad had a massive heart attack. Did I check in with them f-no. I will not abide by any other state's bs.
  • wonderin June 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm on Home Compliance ChecksI had a real beauty come to my door years ago to verify me. A real treat.
  • cool CA RC June 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm on CA: Registrant on Parole Challenges Social Media BanHow does the statute define “business establishment”? Does prohibition (H) apply to every business establishment that is doing business in CA, regardless of where it is incorporated? I ask because, while FB is headquartered in CA, it is incorporated in Delaware. I’m just wondering if that gives them an out, or if the law would apply anyway. Also, what is the penalty for violating the prohibition? I think this is one of those laws that have no teeth. All bark not teeth to enforce it . From what I understand FB have money to spend on legal stuff and could wipe us by outspending easily.
  • TG June 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectMy understanding is this: felony CP possession is tier 3. Misdemeanor is tier 1.
  • cool CA RC June 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm on CA: Registrant on Parole Challenges Social Media BanI guess then the RSO would have to buy at least 51% share of FB to make this changes. but whatever..
  • Mike G June 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@Gary, acknowledgeing that the entire system is nonsensical and unconstitutional, I guess T2 would make sense, even though there wasn't any contact. Unless I am mistaken, in California, misdemeanor CP is Tier 1 and felony CP is Tier 3. I don't know what differentiates between misdemeanor & felony. # of images? Production? Distribution? CP wasn't my crime, but I feel for the ones in CA if they get stuck at Tier 3 lifetime.
  • Tim Lawver June 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)As I have stated many times IT IS ABOUT THE DATABASE!
  • Mike G June 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI thought the definition of 288(a) was Lewd & Lascivious with a person under the age of 14. You are right, that if the victim was 14 or older (actually 13, I guess in Nevada) then it would be Tier 2.
  • Gwen June 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm on CA: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation wants to rid some facilities of sensitive needs yardsHi - I don't know if this will help or add to the drama. But I was told that Wasco just went 50/50 about a week ago and that very week they had riots due to attacks on special needs inmates. A Chaplin at my family member's prison mentioned this. The Chaplin stated that Wasco officials handled it and things seem to be smoother now....We can only hope so.
  • AO June 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm on ACSOL Conference Attracts More than 170 People from 14 States, Identifies Future Opportunities in 2019Thank you Janice. It's wonderful to have such a great group of people working to help us all. I know many states are not so lucky. I have a question regarding various courts having ruled that the registry is punishment and can't be retroactive. I thought if the registry was punishment, then it couldn't be applied post supervision, not just applying future laws retroactively? Is there some difference here?
  • Brian June 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Debo Thanks for replying, so now it’s a waiting game for psp to get to my review and my attorney forcing them to removed me, should be fun now.
  • TG June 18, 2018 at 11:58 am on Home Compliance ChecksI have had two compliance checks in about 20 years, one at each of my California residences. For the first one I wasn't home and the city police officers took my neighbor's word that I lived where I reported. The officers did not tell my neighbor why they were asking. The last one, the SO guys said they were there to "make sure you're living where you're supposed to be living." I said "yep." and they left without another word.
  • Jack June 18, 2018 at 11:25 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Take it to the supreme court that's how. And just keep reading off the names of the people killed in court. This is a hit list.
  • Agamemnon June 18, 2018 at 11:17 am on VA: Groundbreaking Monday for $110 million expansion of treatment center for civilly committed sex offendersI wonder if Germany had similar headlines when the concentration camps opened.
  • AJ June 18, 2018 at 11:15 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@Bill Johnson: Most states that have not enacted the AWA require you to abide by the lifetime registration that your previous state required. This way they don’t get offenders moving to their state to get easier restrictions. ----- As I posted elsewhere(http://all4consolaws.org/2018/02/pa-names-being-removed-from-sex-offender-registry/comment-page-6/#comment-209228) such State behavior almost assuredly violates the Equal Protection Clause. Making discriminatory laws to prevent citizens from exercising their fundamental right to travel is a no-no. And since even SCOTUS (in Smith) said RCs are free to live and work like everyone else, the State's argument gets even tougher to make. (As well, the 9th has held that RCs are entitled to full 1st Amendment rights.)
  • AJ June 18, 2018 at 11:10 am on CA: Registrant on Parole Challenges Social Media Ban@cool CA RC: Facebook is no longer a PRIVATE business. It is a public business. ----- Methinks you're confusing the legal terms "private" and "public." Private is anything run by one or more citizens; public is anything run by the Government (at whatever level). Unless CA has "nationalized" FB, it remains a private business....that's publicly traded.
  • CR June 18, 2018 at 10:52 am on Canada: Officials advise Goodale to rethink plan of public sex offender databaseUS Supreme Court justices are all appointed. None are elected. That said, it doesn't mean that politics isn't a factor. Be sure you take your meds, and have a nice day.
  • CR June 18, 2018 at 10:43 am on CA: Registrant on Parole Challenges Social Media BanHow does the statute define "business establishment"? Does prohibition (H) apply to every business establishment that is doing business in CA, regardless of where it is incorporated? I ask because, while FB is headquartered in CA, it is incorporated in Delaware. I'm just wondering if that gives them an out, or if the law would apply anyway. Also, what is the penalty for violating the prohibition?
  • American Detained in America June 18, 2018 at 10:37 am on VA: Groundbreaking Monday for $110 million expansion of treatment center for civilly committed sex offendersSo the 258 people they will hold there are so dangerous, the government needs to spend $110,000,000 just to build a facility to hold them, and then who knows how much more keeping them there?
  • totally against public registry June 18, 2018 at 10:22 am on ACSOL Conference Attracts More than 170 People from 14 States, Identifies Future Opportunities in 2019Thank you Janice and team to inform and involve citizens on the registry. I wasn't able to make it this year but my husband and I benefited tremendously form the vast amount of information given out at last years conference... Thank you everyone for all that you do!
  • James June 18, 2018 at 10:17 am on ACSOL Monthly Meetings 2018 (UPDATED)The June 15 & 16, 2018 LA conference exceeded my expectations thanks to the energy of all the volunteers and participants. I find it hard to believe that someone is truly offering to mitigate the media-fueled hysteria against registrants. Thx, Janice for your kindness to the Quasimodos. Remember how the old movie ends?
  • Don’t tread on me June 18, 2018 at 10:15 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)Janice how is this ever going to go away! They are torturing us...
  • totally against public registry June 18, 2018 at 9:53 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)"OffenderWatch, recently announced a new international division devoted to helping countries across the globe maintain a sex offender registry database that is easily shared between law enforcement agencies and can help inform the public." Why? Because we do such a great job in our own country of "keeping our children safe", so now we have to spread the poison every where else in the world? I really wish we had a warning system that let us know what these organizations are up to so that we can put a stop to them before they pop up in the media!
  • David Boudreau June 18, 2018 at 9:44 am on Canada: Officials advise Goodale to rethink plan of public sex offender databaseBonjour, I do not have a criminal record and officially, I am not on the registered sex offender registry. However, I am being tracked and followed by community vigilantes 24/7. They know where I am and they follow me everywhere, and I mean everywhere. I have secretly been implanted with a Micro-Chip. A GPS device has been put in my car. My telephone is wiretapped, my house is bugged. Everybody denies that this is happening! The idea is to put the blame on the suspect and accuse him of being delusional. This is called plausible deniability. It doesn't work with me, because I have had the support of some politicians who know that I am telling the truth. There is obviously a Website or an App or somewhere that tells these self righteous misinformed vigilantes where I am. This is very bad policing and a complete waste of time and ressources. While they are concentrating on me, nobody is looking out for organized crime activities. This complete lack of organizing priorities might explain why Robert Pickton was able to get away with murdering dozens of young aboriginal women. Ninety five percent of crimes are committed by people who are not on any criminal registries. While the police are wasting their time on non-violent offenders who might have offended about fifty years ago, they are forgetting about criminals who are dangerous today. Tough on Crime is popular with politicians. The worst insult to a politician is to call him or her soft on crime. However, there is a third option. How about being smart on crime and relying on facts and research instead of anger, paranoia and revenge. It doesn't help my case that a criminal has stolen my identity and that he has called at least 75 young girls since 1996. Some of these girls were as young as 13. I have never met most of those girls. I certainly have never called any one of them. U.S. Supreme Court Judges, at least some of them, are elected and therefore, they also must appear to be Tough on Crime. In a Supreme Court decision in Alaska in 2003, 6 judges against 3 voted that being place on the Sex Offender Registry for life did not constitute punishment. This has to be one of the most incredible decisions in the history of the United States, entirely based on false assumptions. Being implanted with a Micro-Chip, having a GPS device installed on your car, having your telephone wiretapped and your house bugged, receiving serious death threats, constant gang stalking, entrapment operations by the dozen, harassment, vandalism, street theater, smear campaigns, baiting, being ostracized by the community, for some it means never being able to find work and not even being able to find an apartment, and this is not punishment. Then what is it? I am one of the lucky ones. I have family support. The police have not been able to smear me to the point that I still have some community support. I have rebounded to some degree and I am trying to inform all these good people who mean well but are completely misinformed. Have a nice day.
  • 290 air June 18, 2018 at 9:25 am on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesFinally a victory for sex offenders! No more noisy school buses by our houses billowing black smoke and squeaking their breaks. I think the tide is turning. Can we work on the gardeners and their leaf blowers next? I hate being woken up by these guys before 10am.
  • Facts should matter June 18, 2018 at 9:19 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)"“Without a data-sharing culture among law enforcement and a unified sex offender registry, the number of victims of sex abuse continues to rise,” Cormaci said" ^How do we combat outlandish falsehoods such as this? They used this intellectually dishonest, closing zinger that relies entirely on fear, paranoia and suspicion, not historical data on recidivism. Megan's Law is the perfect delivery vehicle for exploiting unwarranted fear by utilizing psychological manipulation and deception. Is it any wonder they're going global? Fear sells itself.
  • Eric June 18, 2018 at 8:46 am on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Keep us informed on that one, that should be interesting, if he responds at all.
  • Agamemnon June 18, 2018 at 8:43 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)An 82% increase in people added to the registry. I wonder how many crimes suddenly became registerable offenses in that time. And while the number of people ADDED to the registry increased, how many people ALREADY on the registry commited sex crimes? It seems to me the 82% increase shows that agencies should focus their attention on where crimes COULD occur instead of looking at where crimes ALREADY occured.
  • Don’t tread on me June 18, 2018 at 8:34 am on OffenderWatch, Largest Sex Offender Registry Network in the U.S., Launches International Division (Press Release)They are not going to stop until they have killed us all. I think that with the behavior of politicians they are in direct conflict with the United States constitution. Maybe it’s time to declare war against a tyrannical government.
  • cool CA RC June 18, 2018 at 8:31 am on CA: Registrant on Parole Challenges Social Media BanFacebook is no longer a PRIVATE business. It is a public business. Pls read California law (2) Except as authorized under paragraph (1) or any other provision of law, use of any information that is disclosed pursuant to this section for purposes relating to any of the following is prohibited: (A) Health insurance. (B) Insurance. (C) Loans. (D) Credit. (E) Employment. (F) Education, scholarships, or fellowships. (G) Housing or accommodations. (H) Benefits, privileges, or services provided by any business establishment. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?chapter=5.5.&part=1.&lawCode=PEN&title=9.
  • Happy Mom but Misguided June 18, 2018 at 8:18 am on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesNy assembly did not vote this into law. My therapist threatens my “treatment” group with these NY “laws” that are to be implemented “soon.” I call said therapist out on it each time and she gets angry. and says that I am not compliant with treatment, whoa!! On another note, does this mother understand that children at the bus stop may be in danger or are actively being sexually abused by their trusted neighbor, friend, or that awesome soccer coach (like I was) or even a doctor!! & Not by somebody who lives in a house at the bus stop. This mom is Happy but dangerously Misguided.
  • Totally against public registry June 18, 2018 at 7:19 am on CA: Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: Among the Sex OffendersDavid, you are absolutely right and thank you for advocating for the ones in Coalinga 🙏
  • CR June 18, 2018 at 7:06 am on General Comments June 2018Thank you so much, AJ, for explaining in detail some of the reasons why a denial of cert, as in the case of Snyder v Does, does not constitute "agreement" with the decision by SCOTUS. I've said it many times too, but usually not with such good elaboration. The persistent misunderstanding here about what a denial of certiorari signifies needs to be corrected every time it comes up so that people don't waste effort trying to make something out of it that can't be relied upon.
  • SCOTUS SAVE US NOW June 18, 2018 at 7:04 am on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesThis was only passed by the Senate, The assembly has not passed it and does not have a vote scheduled on this bill. The Senate in NY passes all kinds of crazy "sex offender" bills that go on to die in the assembly...
  • HOOKSCAR June 18, 2018 at 6:53 am on Home Compliance ChecksI have had these idiots come to my door Dora compliance check for twenty years now. If you are not on probation or parol, do what I do, tell them to leave. Just say “bye” to them. You are under no obligation to speak to these morons. Last check was a couple of weeks ago and all I said was “bye”. They left. No fuss.
  • Gary June 18, 2018 at 6:50 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@MikeG I read the actual bill in this case and it says all CP are T2. It is section 23 if I remember correctly. So that is going to be a problem for a lot of people. Apparently non contact is not the only factor here
  • someone who cares June 18, 2018 at 6:08 am on Home Compliance ChecksMad Tax ~ What county are you in? Were they in uniform? That is so wrong and it IS harassment, nothing else.
  • HOOKSCAR June 18, 2018 at 6:02 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectA 288(a) is only tier 3 if the minor was under 13. Under 18 but over 13 would be tier 2. That is my understanding.
  • Bill Johnson June 18, 2018 at 5:19 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectAny state that has enacted the AWA will require you to be a Tier 3 also. Most states that have not enacted the AWA require you to abide by the lifetime registration that your previous state required. This way they don't get offenders moving to their state to get easier restrictions.
  • PK June 18, 2018 at 5:06 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectWhat a great idea!
  • A Nevadan June 18, 2018 at 4:49 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectHonestly, I am just not that worried about it. I've been on the Nevada registry off and on for the last 10 years. It's caused a few headaches for me, but it was never the earth shattering nightmare I was afraid of. I am going to a III from a II and the fact that the number of III's are jumping 10 fold is a good thing, the more III's there are the more meaningless it becomes. If push comes to shove I may move back to California where I'll be a II again, or I my just call my local sheriff's department and just tell them I am not going to cooperate. Until registrants decide to get over their fear of jail and stand up for themselves this is the kind of thing we're going to have to live with. Me, I don't mind a little civil dissonance and clogging up the courts.
  • Madness Everywhere June 18, 2018 at 12:30 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect...and when they *do* insist on using a personal "assessment," the government uses flawed "science" such as the Static-99R (and they choose to hide it under a pseudonym: "Saratso Tool"). I have come to the conclusion that our government is a joke, run by a bunch of fraudsters.
  • Tim Moore June 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm on General Comments June 2018Jeff Sessions also authored the "Finding Fugitive Sex Offenders Act of 2011" which gives US Marshall the authority to produce administrative subpoenas, which bypass judicial review, to track down registrants suspected of not registering. I think the similarity of this law's title to "The Fugitive Slave Act" is more than just a coincidence. Jill Levison debunks the myth of the fugitive predator in this paper: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1079063213480820
  • Gralphr June 17, 2018 at 9:49 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI'm listed as a tier III. I was incarcerated almost 20 years ago and other than the occasional traffic ticket, have been out for 11 years crime free, married with children of my own, but I'm somehow dangerous and will rape, pillage, and plunder at any minute if you listen to these people...….
  • Tim Moore June 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI don't understand. How can this be any more obvious. They are changing a system that is based on personal assessment, however flawed, to one based simply on the past crime. How is this not tying added punishment to the crime after the original sentence?
  • GRR June 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectBottom line there were only 300 or so tier 3 in Nevada before they voted in AWA. Now over 3000 tier 3... f--- them. I was assigned tier 1 when i lived there but new this was coming so got the f--- out of this red neck state. Hopefully the 3000 reassigned tier 3 (not to mention ones that didn't have to register anymore will have to again) and the remaining reassign's will find a way in fed court to stop it. I'm thinking Nevada knows this is going to happen thus waiting until Oct before they implement it. A while back they had put it into effect and had most everyone on the website for about 5 hours (before a state Judge stopped it} so they could implement it now with a flip of the switch if they wanted to. Everyone please please hang in there...
  • Mike G June 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectThis appears to be a flip flop of the California Tiered Registry. I read this as all the CP crimes (non-contact) would be Tier 1, but all of us with 288(a) (more than half the California Registry) would move to Tier 3.
  • Eric Knight June 17, 2018 at 7:21 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesMath class, kiddos. Question: "How many times has a registrant victimized a kid waiting at a school bus stop just steps away from his (the registrant's) front door?" Answer: "About as many times that I have hit the Lotto jackpot 10 times in a row."
  • Tired of this June 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectNo kids, no family of my own, I live by myself in a tiny shoebox of an apartment in one of Nevada's major cities. I'm also an electronic musician, so I may end up utilizing search engine optimization by putting my real name on my profile where I post my tracks and remixes in order to bury the negative Google results that are sure to pop up. I have enough material to flood the first 2 or 3 pages with my music.
  • Lovecraft June 17, 2018 at 6:54 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectThats truly horrific. It will be cases such as yours that will get this whole mess undone. You have a very sympathetic case that will be easy to show how you were able to live a positive, productive life only to get it snatched from you decades later due to politics and not for public safety. Destabilizing someone not only does nothing for public safety in many cases it increases crime. (petty or other) I wish you the best and remember its always the darkest just before the light.
  • AO June 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesThat's what I was thinking. Rather than placing any sort of burden on RC, the district must now waste time and money trying to find a proper location, not to mention that it might inconvenience hundreds or thousands of children, as well as actually put in them in danger if the stop is otherwise in less safe neighborhood and/or a busier intersection. Billy and Suzy being run over by a car due to traffic will be worth the price of keep them safe from an RC.
  • Facts should matter June 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@Tired If you have kids and you go online, they will be mocked, shunned and ridiculed my their classmates.
  • Gary Evans June 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm on PA: Legislature to address Pa’s sex offender registration lawsTerry, Can I contact you about my issue with Megan's law?
  • NY won't let go June 17, 2018 at 5:41 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!I would donate if I could afford to, but the exchange rate would kill me. $1 = 4 meals here and my income after rent and bills is about $25 a month.
  • Dave June 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI just started thinking about suicide again. 25 years ago I made a mistake, I would have been better off with the death penalty than this continuing state of fear I have to live with. I will be placed into T3 now, I am not going to be able to live in NV anymore. We need to do some research and find a better state. Any ideas?
  • Dave June 17, 2018 at 4:41 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI just found out about this change. I am literally sick right now. I too am a Tier 1 because Carson City researched my case and deemed me low risk. It has been almost 25 years now since I was convicted. I found a job, I am a law abiding citizen, and when this goes in effect, well - I guess we are just screwed. I will have to quit my job, at the very least, because I certainly did not disclose my conviction when I got hired (I would not have been hired, obviously). I have not been showing up on background checks nor have I had any problems finding a place to live, now I will again be in fear all the time. Where can I go? What state? My whole life is completely upended now. Again.
  • Ali June 17, 2018 at 4:24 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect@tired of this - Here in Texas, we have a Council on Sex Offender Treatment that determines risk level. I am tier 1 currently with a medium risk in the registry. I would be eligible to de-register early once completed the program and if I understand the law correctly, need to serve minimum/ half the time on my probation agreement. Do you have such program? I am sure you can get a judge discretion to modify your plea to lower risk showing your compliance with the law.
  • Tired of this June 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectYup, it's bad enough that I'm getting bumped to T2 here in NV, but it is the lesser of two evils; if I went back to my convicting state of CA, it seems likely I'd become T3 given the illogical criteria they're using. I would leave, disappear, or take my own life before I'd ever submit to T3.
  • AJ June 17, 2018 at 3:02 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!@Ron: FAC has an ongoing legal fundraiser to launch an "Out of State Challenge" and fight FL's nonsense. They're only 16% funded as of 6/8/18, so any $ tossed in the kitty will help. I won't post the direct URL here out of respect to ACSOL, but FAC has a green "Donate" link at the top right of its page. Any win, anywhere, is what we need, so not being in or traveling to FL shouldn't hold anyone back.
  • AJ June 17, 2018 at 2:56 pm on General Comments June 2018@New Person: Your logic, relying on Snyder's scope, is fundamentally flawed. ===== "With Snyder, it listed in-person reporting was punitive. That was recent. The SCOTUS chose not to review it, in agreement that Snyder was correct." ----- Not so fast. In-person was one of a number of elements that, when combined, created a supervision-like situation for the Does. It tipped one of the M-M factors to their side, but didn't stand alone in making it all punitive. ===== "Because it was not seen, then SCOTUS agreed with Michigan Does." "Because Snyder was upheld by default via SCOTUS..." ----- Absolutely incorrect. SCOTUS denying a case says nothing about the case. A denial simply means the Court didn't see a constitutional issue needing their attention. There may be one, indeed over the years SCOTUS has at times let issues simmer across the Circuits to see how it comes out--which may be what's going on with Snyder. Circuits can agree with it, thus solving it without SCOTUS intervetntion; or Circuits can continue to split on it, and SCOTUS will solve the split. But denying cert is equivalent to "no comment" from someone. SCOTUS gave no opinion one way or the other. Period. ===== "California cannot supersede SCOTUS decision that in-person reporting is punishment" ----- Again, SCOTUS made no decision, it merely let the 6th's decision stand. As such, Snyder is only persuasive (i.e. non-binding) outside the 6th Circuit. Having been bounced off SCOTUS does give it a little bump beyond if it had just ended at the 6th, but it still is *not* nationally binding. ===== Where I think you could find some traction is in citing the Solicitor General's assessment of MI-SORA (and to some extent AWA/SORNA) in his Sndyer amicus (https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/briefs/2017/07/07/16-768_snyder_ac_pet.pdf). Be sure to read the few footnotes, as I recall there being some goodies in them, including case law showing why RC laws need to be taken as a whole, not as individual parts. (As the saying goes, 'no one rain drop is responsible for the flood." The State and courts insist on assessing raindrops and saying all is fine, ignoring the resultant flood. The USSG says you gotta look at the flood.) The USSG document argues the Snyder case nicely for RCs, IMO. I think he is also a little cagey in regards to AWA/SORNA, but that's a fight for another day. ===== Also consider Chastleton v. Sinclair (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/264/543/case.html). The relevant and key phrases from the case are: ***** Held: (a) A law depending upon the existence of an emergency or other certain state of facts to uphold it may cease to operate if the emergency ceases or the facts change. and [A]a Court is not at liberty to shut its eyes to an obvious mistake when the validity of the law depends upon the truth of what is declared. ***** The 9th Circuit cited this case, and used the second citation, in a case in 1985, so there's relevant case law for you to use. (The 10th used it in 1977, FWIW.) This case law is useful to say, "look even if 80% were true in 2003--which Plaintiff does not concede--the government's own data and facts show the facts are not such now. Or, the Court made an 'obvious mistake' in 2003, and this Court cannot 'shut its eyes" to the 'truth.'"
  • Tired of this June 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectAnyone else in NV who knows if this is still going to be challenged somehow? I've been trying to contact McLetchie/Shell for over a month now and haven't heard back; they are the firm who has been litigating against the AWA. This will affect me, raising me from T1 under the original state system (yearly mail-in updates, no in-person reporting, not on the website) to T2 (report in-person every 6 months, listed on website, possibly jeopardizing everything I've worked for). I wonder if Colorado or Snyder could be cited in some kind of suit. Was it Snyder that deemed in-person reporting to be punishment? It is not hyperbole to say that I've literally been losing sleep over this.
  • AJ June 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm on General Comments June 2018@TN RC: Thanks. I think I may have seen this paper before--I certainly know the author's works--but I'll dive into it regardless. And yes, that's one heck of a URL! Here's a shorter version, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3180899, which gives the option of saving or opening.
  • PK June 17, 2018 at 2:11 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI would never submit to that- period. I would find a way to get the f*** out somehow, but that is no way to live.
  • AO June 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectNothing like not evaluating each person as an individual to pretty much negate the whole thing. Someone who may never reoffend at all can be T3, while someone who might be a complete nutcase but was only caught for something minor will be T1. Not that I want the registry to exist at all, but how they currently do it does not result in what they're pushing (public safety).
  • R M June 17, 2018 at 10:57 am on General Comments June 2018Richard Vaughn didn't "just" kiss the boy. "He was convicted in February of corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old, and attempted indecent assault of a person under 16." He also had a previous sex crime, "In 1999, Vaughn was charged in Franklin County with several counts of incest, sexual assault, and one count of aggravated indecent assault, according to online court documents. He pleaded no contest to two counts of incest in September 2000 and spent at least 10 months in state prison. He was also required to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law." While I agree 25-50 years is excessive in his case, I also believe 4-8 years in the other case is too little.
  • PK June 17, 2018 at 9:20 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLIt would be good to hear about desperately needed updates to RTAG that are long overdue.
  • Tim Moore June 17, 2018 at 9:01 am on General Comments June 2018Mike r, please try to tell Mr. Jeff Sessions how 12 and 13 year old girls look like 18 or 19, I think he will understand. What I don't understand is your faith in this administration on criminal policy. Sure, his chief law enforcement officer is trampling the rights of immigrants and drug uses. About time, I assume you think, we should strengthen mandatory minimums for drug offenders and degrade the rights of those people. But, hey, then they came after the sex offenders: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2017/jun/07/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-prosecuting-sex-crimes-against-children-his-top-priority/432124/. When they came after immigrants and drug users, there were progressive people who thought it was unfair and are fighting for them. When the hammer falls of sexual offenders, who are you going to call? Who will care. A judge somewhere? We need all the allies we can get. An injustice to anyone anywhere is an injustice to everyone everywhere.
  • David June 17, 2018 at 8:08 am on Survey – International Travel after IML@T: Apparently, the government's line of reasoning is: Angel Watch merely sends the green notices. It is entirely up to the country that receives the Green Notice as to whether they allow you entry or not. For example, most European countries do allow entry, despite any green notice they may receive.
  • John June 17, 2018 at 7:37 am on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesSame here, there were kids that lived around me years ago that had the school bus do a stop at their homes one after the other - same block as me....not only is the breaking system annoying but 30 loud and rowdy kids is not a pleasant sound either at 6:30-7am or any time for that matter. Thankfully their all grown up now and no buses stop around here anymore. No kids by me now.
  • David June 17, 2018 at 6:21 am on General Comments June 2018Wow! Is this modern insanity or what??? A Pennsylvania man is sentenced to 25-50 years for kissing a 13 year old boy. https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/14/mechanicsburg-man-sentenced-franklin-county-sex-assault-boy/702445002/ Scroll down the webpage/story to another highlighted article about a DUI driver getting 4-8 years for killing someone. https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/01/fannett-township-man-serve-4-8-years-dui-death-kim-burdge/663764002/ 25-54 years for kissing vs. 4-8 years for killing! That's insane!!
  • Marty June 17, 2018 at 3:36 am on How many kids are on the sex offender registry?80,000 kids currently on the Registries. How many current adult Registrants first joined the list when they were minors? If one crunches basic stats per other recent articles, the overall total jumps a few hundred-thousand.
  • NY won't let go June 17, 2018 at 3:07 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Same boat but with NY. Working on getting another citizenship now. Hopefully birth right trumps birth place.
  • Hmmm... June 17, 2018 at 1:35 am on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effect"So the Tier 1 and Tier 2 total is 3,824, which means the victim was over 13 or it was a non-violent offense." Of course for California's tiered law, it will be entirely possible for a person to fit into Tier 3, even if a victim was over 18 and/or it was a non-violent or non-contact -- even first-time -- offense. Most notably, CP -- or even a "high" SARATSO/Static-99R score will be adequate for Tier 3 placement.
  • John June 17, 2018 at 12:52 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLYes i had my Lawyer apply at main office and they first sent it back needed real ink signature and then they replied i need to go to us marshals not italy or whatever and I know i had no record i just wanted a copy.. Waste of time they do not help... however we are still waiting for reply they told us 4 months time max..
  • New Person June 17, 2018 at 12:41 am on General Comments June 2018With Snyder, it listed in-person reporting was punitive. That was recent. The SCOTUS chose not to review it, in agreement that Snyder was correct. Now, flashback to California. In 1958, Kelly v Municipal stated three things: 1) PC 290 cannot supersede 1203.4 (expungement) 2) Compulsory in-person police reporting was criminal or quasi-criminal in nature. 3) Once you have earned the 1203.4, then you longer are part of the registry scheme. In 2003, Smith v Doe was decided by the SCOTUS. A couple of points here: 1) The registry scheme was not punitive, but regulatory 2) In-person reporting was not part of the registry, which would be a disability/penalty. In 2014, People v Hamdon denied relief of the registry using Kelly v Municipal because: 1) PC 290.5 re-wrote the law, superseding 1203.4 (which was not discussed as debated within Kelly) 2) Stated that the registry wasn't punishment, citing Alva. In 2017, Snyder v Does was not seen by SCOTUS, answering the following: "Whether retroactively applying a sex-offender-registry law that classifies offenders into tiers based on crime of conviction, requires certain offenders to register for life, requires offenders to report in person periodically and within days of certain changes to registry information, and restricts offenders' activities within school zones imposes “punishment” in violation of the ex post facto clause." Because it was not seen, then SCOTUS agreed with Michigan Does. In that agreement, in-person reporting imposes "punishment". Because Snyder was upheld by default via SCOTUS, in-person reporting is punishment. Snyder did use the 2003 decision as a basis that in-person reporting was not part of the registry scheme. Snyder now negates Hammond's stance that in-person reporting isn't punishment. SCOTUS was in agreement. California cannot supersede SCOTUS decision that in-person reporting is punishment, but also re-affirms that compulsory in-person reporting is criminal or quasi-criminal in nature as stated in 1958 Kelly case decision. That means 1203.4 (expungement), at least with respect to in-person reporting, means all those registrants who earned 1203.4 should no longer have to register b/c in-person reporting is punitive via SCOTUS 2017, Snyder, SCOTUS 2003 Smith v Doe, and Kelly. So what do you guys think?
  • John June 17, 2018 at 12:26 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLI was wanting to find any case that was filed where the US notified another country with lies.. For me i was Blacklisted in the Philipians in 2014 under a false claim i was a “Convicted sex offender” i am not and i later found out that it was submitted by people i was invesitigaing for a the murder of my GF in USA I am American and i want to sue who ever sent that and got me blocked I hired lawyers in PPI and that failed.. the BI does not care once they think your bad they do not do anyting.. Any thoughts on how i can sue them ??
  • Debo June 16, 2018 at 11:40 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryBarbie don't be a hater you forgot Paul also Anyway thanks Ken We use to have an issue with people that did not fall into the immediate relief category confusing the ones who did but I think now people know where they stand. Brian no he lost based on the fact that he was not required to reg under his old states laws when SORNA in PA was enacted So this shows that ether way PSP tries to F you you have them beat. You were made to reg in PA and you were reg in PA when they enacted new act 10 so the worst they could do is give you 10yrs which you have done.
  • Tim Moore June 16, 2018 at 11:28 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Knowing where the person who victimized you is at all times, does this have any proven rehabilitative value? I doubt it. I think most people who are victimized do not want to keep track of were the perpetrator is indefinately. They want to move on.
  • Debo June 16, 2018 at 11:22 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectIf they retroactively increase peoples time on the reg with this it will see the same fait as SORNA did in PA
  • Debo June 16, 2018 at 11:19 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Because he is no longer required to register in any state so IML does not apply to him anymore so the travel notification 21 days doesn't effect him he can simply book a flute and not tell anyone. Also if he renewed his passport they would not be able to put an identifier on it now.
  • Not Really June 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectOf those 7,200+, the approximate amount of each tier is as follows: — Tier 1 = 1,898 — Tier 2 = 1,926 — Tier 3 = 3,391 So the Tier 1 and Tier 2 total is 3,824, which means the victim was over 13 or it was a non-violent offense. That means the majority were not for crimes driven by the sensational news leading to sensational laws. Evidently, since this was modeled on the fed law, this would hold true for most of the country. It's been said: "There is a difference between who we might be mad at and those we fear" and that may even apply to many in Tier 3.
  • Ron June 16, 2018 at 10:39 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Florida -😖 I have lived outside the US for 10 years and I am still on Florida's list. They have even listed the country I currently live in. I can't go back, not even when my parents die, as I know I might not make it back here.
  • Tim Moore June 16, 2018 at 10:31 pm on MA: Can there be life after civil commitment?Ah yes, the angles will come down and bless all these politicians for keeping this feeble but apparently dangerous monster in a cage. He can't even dress himself, but apparently can undress himself in front of a nurse at a moments notice. Who's dressing him, anyway? Don't they see his thingy in the process.
  • Tim Moore June 16, 2018 at 10:17 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesWhat stupid people. I don't know what to say. Maybe they all need to read "Lord of the Flies" and get some perspective. The Beast is their own ignorance.
  • David June 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm on General Comments June 2018If the doll legislation saves one Barbie, how could you oppose it? (I believe this legislation was co-sponsored by Mattel and Hasbro and has the full support of the toy manufactuters' association of America.)
  • TN RC (For Mike R, AJ, et al) June 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm on General Comments June 2018Hey Mike R, AJ, and anyone else interested in a great research paper. Check out this link: https://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=260116123082074085066119076125074089014010017032055005018070013097031070101009083124103017054013044015041123093075025075107088011074041011058088007119069112024073009052104022111113126030067086012082121118007096124090068068065018027005003117002125&EXT=pdf Yeah, it's a long link, but will take you straight to the pdf file in your browser. Some excellent, rational information in here.
  • CR June 16, 2018 at 6:46 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!"There is nothing here suggesting he is getting off the list!" The court granted his petition to be removed from the list. Are you suggesting that the state will simply ignore the court's order? Of course, the state may appeal, and it is possible that he may remain on the list during until it has run its course. And he could lose at the appeals level, and then he could appeal, etc. We don't know how this will ultimately play out, but for now, he has won a victory. If the state doesn't appeal, they'll have to remove him from the list. Once he's removed from the list, he'll no longer meet the criteria for IML compliance, and should not (hopefully) be subject to further green notices. That part's unclear. And yes, you are right about the rest of it. Having been denied reentry into the country where he had been living before returning to the US, he'll have to mount an effort to overcome that. There's no telling if he'll be successful or not, but no longer being registered in the US will surely help.
  • David June 16, 2018 at 6:46 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesIt's great that THEY have to move, not the RC!! Now all they have to do is expand upon that theme: If an RC moves into a house too close to a school, the school will have to pack up and move. If an RC moves into an apartment too close to a waterpark, the waterpark will have to move. If an RC moves too close to a YMCA, the YMCA will have to move. I think it's a wonderful trend!!
  • AJ June 16, 2018 at 6:43 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Florida does not remove people who visited that state when they had to register but are no longer required to register in their home state. Florida also does not remove the names of people who are deceased. ----- Neither does MS, and IIRC, AL and LA keep emigrants and RIPs listed too. Of course the USDOJ recommends this so victims can keep tabs on the status of the offender and have some sort of peace of mind. (I will have to dig for the reference if asked, but know I read it.) What's so stupid is 1) Most CP offenders (non-producers) almost assuredly have no connection to the victim, and the victim is personally unaware of the offender, so what good does that do with non-contact offenses?; 2) if an offender moves from FL, the data immediately becomes stale. What if I were to move from FL, to CA, to GA? FL would still show CA, which is wrong, and I may be living just across the border. Using the FL's logic, the fearful victim will now feel safe because I'm in CA...even though I'm virtually next door.
  • AJ June 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!@Anonymous Nobody: Sometimes I feel your posts get a bit "ranting", but I have to say I feel you're spot on here. Thank you for your post and thoughts. I especially like your thought about States having not just a say in international diplomacy, but can alter it at will without Federal input! Congress (again) wrote a lazy, sh!tty law, and it needs to be swatted out of mid-flight.
  • norman June 16, 2018 at 6:21 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homes@ RM "Why do responsible parents leave their children unsupervised? Where’s the proof that “To protect the safety of young children… ” and “… a school bus stop in front of the home of a registered sex offender needlessly puts children at risk” does anything to protect them?" I agree..if the Parents are so worried, why don't they stay at the bus stop so the bogey man doesn't get them..u know, the bogey man can b mobile..know matter where the f!@#n bus stop is!!! 'sometimes common sense isn't so common'
  • Luke June 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectHopefully this won’t be infecting California’s tiered law. Some of us are going to be classified as Tier III only cause of the Static 99R, saratso, whatever they call it. Would be insult to injury if we are also made to register every 90 days...
  • Mad tax paying citizen June 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm on Home Compliance ChecksSpent $$$$ on adult supervision. Only had about 5 checks in 3 years. Now that off probation and all paid up with classes completed the local police want to start with a compliance check. BS.. All up to date every year. No law broken. I see that as harassment now..and intimidation. When 2 units and 5 cops show up to your front door. I'm so pissed.
  • E June 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm on General Comments June 2018For Guy! http://komonews.com/news/local/former-inmate-seattle-law-school-graduate-sworn-in-as-attorney
  • AJ June 16, 2018 at 5:32 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesThis is actually a bit of a shift in our favor. Never mind the Chicken Little mom's reasoning. The fact that the onus is now on the State (or whatever governmental entity) to figure out and comply with a RC law is a turnabout for sure. A weak win, but a win is a win is a win in my book.
  • Anonymous Nobody June 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!The current home state is only one of the considerations; the feds require you to register in whatever state you now live if you would still have to register in the state of your offense -- even if your current state otherwise would no longer require you to register. And even under the BS tier bill just adopted in California, those who have moved out of state can never get tier relief unless they return to California and register here for the full amount of their tier time -- and even then they can be denied relief under the fake tier bill. So, unless they uproot their lives and move back to high-priced California and start registering here, they will never be able to stop registering -- thanks to the BS tier bill we cheerled.
  • Anonymous Nobody June 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!There is nothing here suggesting he is getting off the list! But even so, the other country already has the info about him, that's all they care about, they don't give a damn whether the US continues to hound him or not, the other country is not subject to US law. He will have to deal in that other country's laws to do anything about now.
  • Anonymous Nobody June 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!We're not challenging it, and that is a major complaint I have had about our "lack" of fight against International Megan's Law. This is an example of exactly what I have said. Our focus has been on the damn mark to be put on the passport, which is irrelevant if you are only going to be turned away from entering the other country because of this very information sent in the case cited at top here -- the point I have made all along. If you don't fight the foundation of International Megan's Law, instead merely pick around the edges, then the entire effort is a waste of time and resources. This group never goes for the throat, it never goes at the foundation, it only picks around the edges. Who cares if you have a mark on the passport if you can't enter another country anyway, even without the mark!? If you can't enter the country, the mark is irrelevant. What we have for this International Megan's Law is individual states making our federal international policy -- individual states decide whether you will register and thus whether you will be blocked from traveling outside the country. Last time I looked, the Constitution does not give states the power to make federal international policy, and it does not allow Congress and the president to delegate that authority to individual states -- SCOTUS has often ruled that neither Congress nor the president can delegate their power, which International Megan's Law does. But despite me so many times pointing this out, we refuse to challenge the basic International Megan's Law, we just want to complain peripherally about a mark on a passport, a passport that won't get you in to other countries because of the INFORMATION sent with it -- as this group now blindly posts being done in the case cited at top. And in that case, so low grade as to warrant only probation. How can an offense that warrants only probation be so serious as to justify notifying and warning foreign countries about the person!? (How can such an offense even warrant registration -- another foundational point we refuse to challenge -- in fact, we just cheerleaded louder than any cheerleading group to make mere misdemeanants register for at least 10 years and maybe longer -- even those who before our cheerleading could have had their registration ended in seven years, we demanded longer registration for them!)
  • R M June 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderFor 25 or so years on the registry ("... mid 1990's" to "2018"...") wasn't enough. He took "hush" money instead of what I (I don't know his annual pay) would have made for 25 years, $1,250,000 ($50kx25)). "If someone offered to remove me (Michael M, the author of https://registryreport.org/2018/06/14/county-agrees-to-pay-115000-to-man-mistakenly-listed-as-sex-offender/) from registry and pay me $115,000 to keep my mouth shut about the indignities and harm my family has suffered as a result of being on the sex offender registry, I wouldn’t have to think twice about accepting the offer." You, the author, are a fool.
  • R M June 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender laws@AnonMom, Your husbands PO said "... if it is me here then I am to let them in and they will check the house and that should be the extent of it". YOU are under no obligation to let any law enforcement into your home regardless of what the PO said unless they have a search warrant.
  • R M June 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homes"To protect the safety of young children" and “Many children are at bus stops unsupervised for periods of time in the morning and the afternoon, and a school bus stop in front of the home of a registered sex offender needlessly puts children at risk.” Why do responsible parents leave their children unsupervised? Where's the proof that "To protect the safety of young children... " and "... a school bus stop in front of the home of a registered sex offender needlessly puts children at risk" does anything to protect them? I grew up not having to worry about being assaulted by strangers. The only thing that has changed is now it's mediacized. On the other hand, it's nice that bus stops aren't placed near RC's as opposed to RC's having to move. Email sent: Dear Mr. Valesky, Why do responsible parents leave their children unsupervised? Where's the proof that "To protect the safety of young children... " and "... a school bus stop in front of the home of a registered sex offender needlessly puts children at risk" does anything to protect them? Well documented recidivism rates for registered sex offenders are less than 5%, less than most other types of crimes. Who's to know if a previous murderer, drug lord, or dui offender lives near a bus stop? 95+% of new sex crimes are committed by a person in close relation to the victim (relatives, law enforcement, coaches, teachers, etc.) I grew up not having to worry about being assaulted by strangers. The only thing that has changed is now it's mediacized and politicians are struggling to get votes to stay in office. Regards, [me]
  • Lake County June 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesI had a school bus stop 10 feet from my front door for about 12 years. I hated it because the bus brakes squeaked at 7:30 am every day. I often thought about calling the school district and telling them I lived there and my status just so they would change locations. But eventually it did get moved and I don't have to hear them brakes squeak anymore.
  • R M June 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectNV, another state succumbing to the monetary bribes of the Feds and yet "AB 579 eliminates the use of subjective criteria to assign an offender’s tier. Rather, tier levels are established by the offender’s conviction and age of the victim."
  • PK June 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm on NV: Changes to sex offender registration system now in effectI'm sure glad I didn't waste 4 years of Nursing School in Nevada. Even though I was accepted into the school, I withdrew my enrollment before I even started. I'm sure I would have ended-up a Level 2 = no job!
  • cool June 16, 2018 at 2:09 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesIt would be interesting to see how many time bus stop changes everytime a RSO move in.
  • nothing June 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm on NY: Legislation forbids bus stops near sex offender homesJust wait until her daughter land on the list in about 10 years from now.
  • FATCA SUX June 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm on General Comments June 2018@mike r - I don't believe you. You are not even familiar with the Tax Reform Act of 2017. The Korean War of 1950? Muhahhaa. " If he pulls off NK than that will be an historic event." No doubt. And if my aunt had b@lls she'd be my uncle.
  • FATCA SUX June 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm on General Comments June 2018Yes, be sure and send a Thank You note to your President for the "big ass check about 2 grand from taxes". It is only the polite thing to do. Especially in light of the fact that any changes from the Tax Reform Act of 2017 will take effect on your 2018 filing. And North Korea? Yes, masterful - no doubt. Legitimizing a chubby, murderous dictator whose subjects are suffering from undernourishment to the tune of 10-40% with photo ops and balmy comments, saluting a foreign military officer (of a repressive interior army), musing about real estate opportunities in a hostile nation, suspending long time joint military maneuvers without running it by long-standing allies and own generals, calling them "provocations"... and those are just the things I remember off the top off my head. And all that - self-admitted - without any substantive preparation and en route from a meeting where one arrived late and left early and offended every single decade-old ally (with the possible exception of the Italians, two weeks in power and on the fringes of the spectrum and probably gone in two weeks - but seriously, who is mean to Canada?), while apparently watching Fox News and ripping an actor who makes mean remarks at an awards show. I am glad you love how is working North Korea. Me, I am feeling a bit "worked". Not Kim-Jong-Won. To his credit, President Trump has not (yet?) jumped on the RC bandwagon like the last 3 presidents from both parties have (Clinton - Megans Law, GWB - AWA and Obama - IML) to keep on topic. I have my thoughts why that is.... one, he is busy wading into waters unheard of in decades, and then, the obvious. Hmmmm. Such distorted consumption and digestion of current events is exactly the reason the SOR was created and continues to exist.
  • Chris F June 16, 2018 at 11:19 am on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender lawsTexas is quickly going downhill. We lost the fight against the City of Lewisville over residency restrictions, mostly due to lack of challenging Substantive Due Process and banishment. Then, last year minor cities were granted the ability by legislature to set residency restrictions that previously only large cities could do. Now, it's going to be a war of who can set the highest restrictions to force sex offenders out and then just keep raising them.
  • mike r June 16, 2018 at 11:09 am on General Comments June 2018Um, not idolizing Trump. Just stating reality. If he pulls off NK than that will be an historic event. Positive progress on all fronts instead of stagnating swamp people...And just because others have tried with NK and because of the past dealings does not automatically make this dealing with Trump impossible or out of reach. If I sound like I am idolizing him it is only because he does what other politicians do not do, thinks and acts for himself regardless of what others think and has kicked the other politicians right in the gonads on many occasions. Hats off for that crap. Oh, and do not tell me what to say or do, you are not god all mighty or the ACSOL police, we already have them it is called the moderators....And believe me I am very familiar with the chronology of the NK situation as well, so your little history lesson was unnecessary.
  • AnonMom June 16, 2018 at 11:04 am on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender laws@Ruben, my husband is 6 months into probation, and it is still hard. We too have a very young child, and I live everyday afraid that the cops are going to break my door down for SAFE Check. My husband did ask his PO what to expect and she said they typically do not break the door down unless they know you are there and you are refusing to let them in. She also said if it is me here then I am to let them in and they will check the house and that should be the extent of it. Obviously she can’t guarantee this is how it will be, but it did help to have an idea. She knows me and my daughter live in the same house, and I imagine that they wrote into reports before these raids if there are children or not, so as to be somewhat mindful of that. Not many can say this, but I feel my husband got a rational PO. My husband has never been in trouble before, I mean no criminal history whatsoever, so this is new to us, as it was to many people here. Hang in there, love on your babies and your wife, and remember that probation is temporary. I dread the day I have to explain any of this to my child and I pray all the time that registry is abolished in the next few years (wishful thinking I know!). Stick around here a lot of the people that post here have a lot of advice and information, and it also helps with the loneliness and isolation feelings. For reference, I am in the inland empire, and I imagine LA has even less resources for these checks.
  • Michael M. June 16, 2018 at 10:35 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderThe KIMA TV article that announced this court settlement gave us just 5 sentences about it. For the full back-story about how Damian Cantu came to be on the registry and why this story is important, go to my article at https://registryreport.org/2018/06/14/county-agrees-to-pay-115000-to-man-mistakenly-listed-as-sex-offender/ The good news: Someone is finally admitting that being on the registry produces tangible, quantifiable harm. The bad news: Due to the confidentiality clauses of these kinds of settlements, no one will likely hear anything more about it.
  • Ali June 16, 2018 at 10:34 am on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender lawsThat would be a huge win if state removes authority. I wonder if any attorneys are fighting it.
  • TS June 16, 2018 at 10:09 am on General Comments June 2018An interesting read on search and the 4th amendment: Judge says ‘literal but nonsensical’ Google translation isn’t consent for police search https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/15/judge-says-literal-but-nonsensical-google-translation-isnt-consent-for-police-search/ Knowing a second language well could be very helpful
  • Agamemnon June 16, 2018 at 10:00 am on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender lawsWhy doesn't anyone even attempt to dispute the assumptive nature of this article and all featured that the registrants forced out of their native counties are a threat at all? Again, while they oppress those who have already served their time, they don't realize the people entrusted in their own lives are the ones most likely to commit a crime.
  • Agamemnon June 16, 2018 at 9:54 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!So how does this incident involving IML - which is applied registrants, which itself is retroactively administered - NOT constitute punishment?
  • Timmy June 16, 2018 at 9:46 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Damn ! The attorney in this case Ron Kleiner is Miami Florida based. I wonder what other States he can practice on or take on a case. Or if it matters.
  • Paul June 16, 2018 at 8:47 am on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender lawsHere’s a thought: instead of giving counties the same authority to pass residency restrictions, how about the state remove the authority entirely and simply disallow it! Mind. Blown.
  • Janice Bellucci7 June 16, 2018 at 8:13 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!@JohnDoeNC - Your experience with North Carolina is very similar to the experience of many people who are on the Florida registry. Florida does not remove people who visited that state when they had to register but are no longer required to register in their home state. Florida also does not remove the names of people who are deceased.
  • TS June 16, 2018 at 7:54 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!I bet the atty would be willing to share the document detailing the decision and findings.
  • SCOTUS SAVE US NOW June 16, 2018 at 7:44 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!That is a state decision... I wonder if it violates federal law somehow... might be worth the challenge
  • CR June 16, 2018 at 7:00 am on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender laws“This resolution is just asking the Legislature to give us the same authority cities have,” Woolley said. “I can’t imagine anybody thinking that isn’t right.” Anyone who understands the concept of civil rights must think that it isn't right. If cities and counties in Texas can establish residency restrictions on sex offenders, we'll all be living under bridges.
  • CR June 16, 2018 at 6:52 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!What I found interesting in the article is that it says "... the court granted his petition [to be removed from the state's registry], finding that the individual’s continued presence on the Illinois registry was a grossly disproportionate punishment for the crime, served no benefit to the people of Illinois (as he is no longer there) ..." I'd like to see the court's opinion to confirm that it found that presence on a registry is punishment. That flies in the face of Smith v Doe, and may not survive an appeal by the state, if it chooses to do so. I guess it's too early to know if the state plans to appeal.
  • JohnDoeNC June 16, 2018 at 6:46 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!I am in a related situation. I was convicted in the state of SC. I moved twice until I settled in NC over 10 yrs ago. After being registered for 10 yrs in NC I was eligible to be removed from the SOR. I petitioned the court and was granted removal. This is not an easy thing to do in NC. There are several hoops to jump through but the most important is the "Finding of Dangerousness". I have a COURT ORDER now that explicitly states I am no longer a danger to anyone in NC. I am no longer under any legal restriction in NC and I am extremely grateful for that. However, since I was convicted in SC which has a LIFETIME registry I will always be an RSO. Even though I no longer live in SC I am on the SC SOR for the rest of my life. I can only assume they want to make sure the good citizens of SC are safe if they do make the 200 mile drive to where I live. NC doesn't care anymore but SC still does. I think this takes holding a grudge to new levels. But it's not punishment!
  • CR June 16, 2018 at 6:32 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderI hear you, TS. Going to trial would have been nice for the chance of all that might have come out on record, especially since the plaintiff was not one of us, and a jury would likely be sympathetic to the injury inflicted on him. Anything that shines more light on the state's questionable motives and dubious justifications for registration schemes could be useful. So I can see your reasoning being a possible motive for the county to want to settle. On the other hand, it's giving a lot of credit to cash-strapped county politicians to consider such implications and to engage in crafty strategies to protect a nationally-scoped state-sponsored program of systematic oppression that is being waged on a disfavored minority. I think it's more likely about the money. Most things are. The county probably figured that a jury trial would cost them many times what a settlement would.
  • J June 16, 2018 at 6:16 am on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender lawsAre sex offenders the only ones moving in??
  • David June 16, 2018 at 4:06 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!If Registries are indeed - as lawmakers endlessly reiterate - entirely intended for Public Safety purposes and not for punishment, then how does any State justify keeping a registrant on their list if that individual no longer resides in that State and is, therefore, in no way a threat to the citizens of that State in which he/she no longer resides!!! Being retained on that State's registry can ONLY be interpreted as punishment*! *or as law enforcement being too lazy to remove the person from the list.
  • Debo June 16, 2018 at 3:05 am on General Comments June 2018Some of the justices in the PASC when Muniz was being argued that things are different now or changed concerning the effects of the reg and shaming They stated that the internet is is an entirely different beast then it was only 5-10yrs ago and its effects are far more damaging to a persons reputation. In addition to many other punitive effects of SORNA and PAs reg laws.
  • Debo June 16, 2018 at 2:56 am on General Comments June 2018No offense but I'd rather be in America fighting the reg and the deep state than under the thumb of people like Merkel and others. Good luck with that. Of course you could be in CA which is probably worse.
  • Lake County June 16, 2018 at 2:31 am on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!Does this guarantee he can go back? Did the other country say they would accept him if he got off the list? I would have thought that once they deny your entry, it could be a number of years before they let you try to came in again. It's not like Americans have any rights to enter any country. At least he's off the list now.
  • Tim Moore June 16, 2018 at 12:16 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLWell I hope they have some immunity to our brand of insanity. We should be able to escape our country to avoid persecution, and others should be able to escape persecution and come here. What good is a world if most of it is off limits to all but a few of its inhabitants, or you have to go through a bureaucratic labyrinth to get somewhere? I like where I am at, the universe is at hand every night, but the world is getting more and more compartmentalized. It is feeling like a prison. Strange, because we have all this technology to move people about, at the same time we are creating government structures that keep us from moving freely.
  • Tim Moore June 15, 2018 at 11:56 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Yep, I was also ten, not old enough to enjoy the fun, but too young to be drafted.
  • Ruben Herrera June 15, 2018 at 11:20 pm on TX: Commissioners call on state to strengthen sex offender lawsIs crazy how states want to enforce or create new laws that crate very little hope of living in the so called “the free world”, or live the “American Dream” for former registrants. I’m a former registrant, I just completed three months since being out, I am on probation(formal) and I wonder if LA county is going to do the same or sit back and really think for once and not jump to conclusions without knowing facts (society). I’m a father of two(boy and girl) and a husband. I think about them everyday and not knowing how to navigate around this but just face it forward and take it one day at a time is all I have, as well as my wife, because our children do not know, they are yet very small. Every day I wake up wondering when is React, LAPD or Probation, going to come to my house guns blazing, have my family woken up at 5 or 6 in the morning and them seeing me being handcuffed while they do their compliance check. I don’t want my family to see me in handcuffs anymore. I hate that I’m putting my family through this, and I wonder what law makers in our state are going to do. I pray, and I have faith no matter what. I made a mistake and a mistake that I or any registrant doesn’t matter the case, shouldn’t have to be punished for the rest of their lives. Please comment.....
  • NY won't let go June 15, 2018 at 11:09 pm on IL: Good news. A Win in Illinois!This happened once in NY but the doe v O'Donnell case allows them to continue to keep registrants on.
  • Joe123 June 15, 2018 at 9:47 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Everytime I listen to Jeff Sessions, I think of Hitler. How this clueless, ancient, misguided (on many topics) moron got to the top of the food chain speaks volumes about how most people in government think; they are Completely disconnected from reality that the rest of us live in.
  • Joe123 June 15, 2018 at 9:42 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.I just emailed this mentally sick politician the message below through their website, will be awaiting their reply: "Regarding Passport Identifier. Good Day Congressman, I understand you authored the legislation for the passport identifiers. As a constituent, I hereby request documented proof of the hundreds and thousands of US Citizens on the Sex Offender Registry which You claim have traveled to various countries to Specifically engage in sex with children. Since you started a crusade to pass such as Bill to place stamps on people's passports as the Nazi Regime placed on Jews passports during World War II, I would like to see the overwhelming statistics and emperical evidence showing that a large amount of people on the Registry were PROVEN to be traveling to countries to engage in sex with children. Do not send me information about "How many people traveled to another country that happened to also be sex offenders" as proof, because I surely hope you are an intelligent person and can see how that would NOT stand up to court scrutiny, if and When your law is challenged in court. Your law also doesn't stand up to the extremely low recidivism rates of Sex Offenders which has been published by Department of Justice and state governments. In summary, please provide Proof that shows that registered Sex Offenders in large numbers traveled to other countries SPECIFICALLY to engage in sex with children, and they didn't travel for business, leisure, or with their loved ones for a normal vacation. My team will be awaiting your emperical evidence. If we don't receive it within a reasonable 2 week period, we will be calling your office until such evidence is furnished. If we need to submit a FOIA request to help, please let us know."
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 15, 2018 at 9:21 pm on General Comments June 2018"I have also heard from some real dreamers that can’t face reality and think that the registry will be abolished." My experience with people who think that abolishing the Registry is an unobtainable "dream" is that they really don't think that it should be abolished. This goes for the lady from Virginia, too. You're very lucky to have citizenship in another country, something which very few of the rest of us have but which also means that you do not suffer the worst of what this country doles-out to Registrants who have become perpetual prisoners of their own country. If, rather than addressing the rebuttal points which we issued to you in response to your previous tirade, you decide to fold your tent and disengage, then that doesn't say much in your favor or for your character.
  • Joe123 June 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.EXACTLY ^ However let's be careful when speaking the truth though. I'm sure you've seen enough documentaries to know what happens when people get 'too smart' in this country. The people's Holy Government isn't a fan of anyone who sees through the blatant Bullsh*t that is being pulled over the American people.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThat's correct. I'm not sure that anyone has been prosecuted in U.S. courts for having violated U.S. AOC when not violating in-country AOC. I don't know that their capability has yet extended so far. However, I would not be surprised if it has. The really disturbing aspect of this claim on its citizens is that the U.S. now views us as their property who can never truly get away from its domination unless we can (somehow) become citizens of another country. This is of profound interest to other people, regardless of their likelihood to fall afoul of its sex laws. Still, this has not yet crystallized into a movement to reclaim our fundamental, American, rights.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThe French laws have recently changed although still less insane than in the States. The courts are no longer to find the use of force necessary to determine "rape" so this means that the judge's hands are being tied.
  • mike r June 15, 2018 at 7:45 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderYeah, except for now there is mass evidence strongly suggesting the efficacy is in serious question even with the mass distribution of personal info.
  • jo June 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderTHIS. IS. HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!! A real court just put real dollar DAMAGES on being listed on the Sex Offender List!!!!!! Look, take this case to the courts and this PROVES that the court agrees that being on the list is damaging.
  • JohnDoeUtah June 15, 2018 at 7:19 pm on IN: Bill that prevents sex offenders from living near victims signed by governorSo, what about Romeo and Juliet cases where they later get married? The need the court's permission to be a family now?
  • TS June 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offender@CR You are spot on, but it does have merit for RCs if there was questioning of the county of why they settled instead of going to court. Someone, e.g. an atty or a well attuned investigative reporter wanted to know more, would need to question the defendant to hopefully come up with the reasoning, if the defendant is willing to spill why it truly was settled. The theories here of the dangerous road being walked and the potential to prove the entire registry is what we all know it is could have been proven. Unfortunately, they were not, but that does not mean it could not still be found out.
  • mike r June 15, 2018 at 5:35 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderYep AJ, O am hoping that by using a tiered system that it is unconstitutional if it is based off off conviction instead of risk assessment. We definitely need to work on this because you know the AG in my case is going to be "well, we have a legislative fix, it is call the tiered registry bill that take effect in 2021 which will let Plaintiff petition to be removed after blah blah years" Did SCOTUS say somewhere that it implies dangerousness without actual risk so it was unconstitutional?
  • AO June 15, 2018 at 5:27 pm on General Comments June 2018@Counting, I completely understand what you're saying. I often wish to have remained ignorant as too much knowledge in this manner brings up entirely too much anxiety in me, yet I cannot look away, like driving past a horrific accident. Good luck in your new life! I commend you on taking this step and wish you the best!
  • AO June 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderI think the courts have ruled that what you said is less relevant than "public safety". They acknowledge everything you said, but it holds less weight than what the registry supposedly provides. RC's being negatively impact unfortunately is not a valid argument. What has to happen is for the courts to acknowledge that the registry is actually punishment. Then on the technicality of that it'll end. At least for those already convicted. For everyone else, they'll just be placed on lifetime supervision like Arizona already does.
  • Facts should matter June 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderThis is proves that being on the registry causes irreparable harm by destroys one's reputation, credibility and character. Not to mention being a soft target for assault and murder.
  • Counting the days June 15, 2018 at 3:13 pm on General Comments June 2018After 4 yrs of reading about living restrictions, governmental abuses, and general depressing news, I have decided that I am no longer going to come on this site. It isn't helping me and is actually creates to much anger in me. I will soon have my new German Passport, at which time I will do what is required by California and federal law to "legally" leave. Until then I am going to do what is necessary to survive. The company I worked for overseas says they are looking forward to my return, and my friends there say they are ready to welcome me back. I do feel some empathy for those stuck in the U.S. , but know that the laws are not going to change. I have made contact with some people here that I feel are genuine and good. I have also heard from some real dreamers that can't face reality and think that the registry will be abolished. All I have to say is good luck to you both. This has been the absolute worst time in my life, losing my love, my freedom, and my way. But better times are ahead. I know I will appreciate little things so much more now.
  • AJ June 15, 2018 at 2:43 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offender@AO: If it doesn’t indicate dangerousness, then what’s purpose? I mean, the tiered system is directly reflecting dangerousness, right? ----- Of course not...CT DPS v. Doe says so. "Everyone" knows it's all about making a public-safety statement, not a risk/dangerousness one. Other side of the same coin, you say? No, because rational basis let's any legislature come up with anything, even without evidence or example. Yes, without evidence. (Which makes me think legislative findings, or lack thereof, have zero helpful weight in court unless there's a statement saying, "we're doing this to be mean to RCs.")
  • CR June 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderThe suit has merit for someone who is not supposed to be listed on the registry. It does not have merit for us, because the state has determined that we are supposed to be listed there. This is completely unrelated to whether or not registration is punitive. Per Smith v Doe 2003: "The purpose and the principal effect of notification are to inform the public for its own safety, not to humiliate the offender. Widespread public access is necessary for the efficacy of the scheme, and the attendant humiliation is but a collateral consequence of a valid regulation." So while the "attendant humiliation", and all other negative effects of being listed on a public sex offender registry is a collateral consequence for us, it is libel when information is false. That is why this guy could sue and get a settlement, and why we never will. Has nothing to do with registration being punitive or not.
  • Timmmy June 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm on Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrestYou should of informed them that if you needed to go to court, it would be to sue them for defamation.
  • Timmmy June 15, 2018 at 12:22 pm on Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrestThere is a site called BrandYourself which will help you with search results. They have a basic free service, a monthly service which is a little under $10 a month, and a personal consultation service (even on the phone) which is significantly more.
  • AO June 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderI don't understand that argument. If it doesn't indicate dangerousness, then what's purpose? I mean, the tiered system is directly reflecting dangerousness, right? The higher the tier the more likely the recidivism, which means danger. If you rated cars based on how likely they are to explode, that would be a rating on how dangerous they are.
  • AJ June 15, 2018 at 10:44 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offender@C: My thoughts exactly. The registry isn't punishment and being on there in no way indicates dangerousness, so what's the big deal to be on there? Besides, I'm sure someone (paging Dr. Hanson and Rep. Smith) could dig deep enough and find out the person belongs on the registry.
  • Eric Knight June 15, 2018 at 9:39 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderAnother firm, financial cost that should be thrown into EVERY lawyer's arsenal as to the ACTUAL COST of being registered, and incorporating that cost with punitive intent. This is a HARD, TITANIUM-SOLID COURT DOCUMENT that dictates such. Sorry for shouting, but that's the importance this needs to show.
  • American Detained in America June 15, 2018 at 9:37 am on Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrestI just saw my info on a new one, arrestfacts.com. It's the first time this has come up on a search with my name.
  • American Detained in America June 15, 2018 at 9:28 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderIf it's not harmful(punishment) to be listed on the registry, then this lawsuit has no merit. I find it very telling when the county chose to settle the lawsuit rather than fight it. Apparently, the powers that be in that county know full well that the registry is harmful to those listed, which is good because people are catching on. However, I wish they had fought it so that we could have yet another court decision acknowledging that being on the registry is harmful and therefore punishment.
  • CR June 15, 2018 at 9:00 am on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes."About 50 years ago the country had 40 percent of the population under 20 years old." @Tim Moore, "the establishment" of 50 years ago are now mostly dead. Those same under 20 year-olds who challenged authority 50 years ago are the establishment of today. I suppose once one becomes authority, one is more likely to protect and consolidate it, rather than challenge it. Fifty years ago, I was ten, but I'm not "establishment" material. I've no more inclination to tell other people how to live their lives now than I did back then.
  • NY won't let go June 15, 2018 at 8:57 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLGot a reply from the embassy, they said I would have to give up p my US citizenship to get the other. Just waiting on them to let me know the process now.
  • Counting the days June 15, 2018 at 8:21 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLWhoa, so deep. 😓😓😓
  • C June 15, 2018 at 8:03 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderBig deal! This is no worse than Price Club acccidentally listing someone as a member. Tax payers should be up in arms over such a frivolous lawsuit.
  • cool June 15, 2018 at 7:47 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderThis proves that the ls is punishment! I hope the Idaho’s 134 anonymous sex offenders who brought the lawsuit have the option to refile the case if they can show the current laws caused them actual harm. http://all4consolaws.org/2018/06/id-sex-offenders-say-idaho-law-hurts-them-judge-replies-prove-it/
  • David June 15, 2018 at 7:40 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLAnd, Tim Moore, not just the green notices. I frequently travel to France where the AOC is very different from ours. But if I were to present a passport with a "unique identifier" printed on it, what will they assume? (Hopefully, they will rightly think "You're American countrymen are freakishly hysterical about sex ..... and your lawmakers are even worse! Welcome to our more reasonable country!" 🇫🇷)
  • CR June 15, 2018 at 6:39 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLWhen it comes to sex, aren't US citizens subject to US federal laws, in addition to a foreign government's laws, regarding the definition of a minor whenever they travel outside the US? If I am not wrong about that, then the effective AOC applicable to a US citizen when outside of the US is the greater of the US federal definition (I think 18) and the foreign government's AOC. Am I wrong about this?
  • SCOTUS SAVE US NOW June 15, 2018 at 6:17 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLIt might not matter, but in NY they have a certificate of relief of disability if you only have a single felony (and unlimited misdemeanors). Its easy to apply for. Once you receive it you may be able to push the point that it relieves you of all disabilities (not just civil) and that SORA is a disability. Might be worth looking into. I know i have but everytime I do something comes up and stops me from following through.
  • Registry Keeps Me From My Partner June 15, 2018 at 5:29 am on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Given how relentless and absolutely uncaring Session's DOJ has been in the pursuit of deporting undocumented people (and people who look like them/get caught in the dragnet: https://news.vice.com/article/the-us-keeps-mistakenly-deporting-its-own-citizens), I'm terrified that Sessions and the DOJ will eventually shift their focus to "sex offenders", demolish any reform or abolishment movement we've built, and take us to a new low. Mandatory civil confinement? Mandatory chemical/physical castration? Hell, we rip apart families fleeing violence and are building actual kiddie koncentration kamps, so anything's possible if you ask me.
  • T June 15, 2018 at 5:06 am on General Comments June 2018I wonder what is Representative Chris Smith's view on immigrant children being taken away from their parents and are possibly missing since they were separated under Trump's immigration policy? is he concerned at all about this, since he is all about keeping children safe from sex trafficking and exploitation after his claim that the IML is working?
  • FRegistryTerrorists June 15, 2018 at 4:52 am on WA: County to pay $115K to man mistakenly listed as sex offenderIt is a shame that this money won't be taken only out of the pockets of the people in this criminal regime that support the $EX Offender Registries. The local politicians that promoted their Registry should pay it.
  • J June 15, 2018 at 2:22 am on CO, TN: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse in Colorado and TennesseeGood post!!
  • Tim Moore June 15, 2018 at 12:05 am on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Beautiful.
  • Tim Moore June 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.About 50 years ago the country had 40 percent of the population under 20 years old. That population challenged the authority simply by trying to think more broadly than was accepted at the time. It must have really scared the establishment types, because they have declared war on the outward superficialities of the summer of love. There was the drug war, there was the war on alternate forms of living, there is the war on sex. There was a cold civil war going on and it hasn't stopped.
  • Tim Moore June 14, 2018 at 11:24 pm on How many kids are on the sex offender registry?Thank you for not killing the snake.
  • Tim Moore June 14, 2018 at 10:55 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Well, authoritarians never get the concept of for every reaction, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Nothing exists but them. "Look at me. No one has ever done it as good as me." Famous last words.
  • Tim Moore June 14, 2018 at 10:24 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLI think the main reason people bring up the age of consent thing in these forums is to show how our government is not giving other governments the complete story on the traveler. Let's say the equivalent is for Iran to send out a notice with its travelers saying they are sex offenders or social deviants, when the reason is they had an adulterous affair, drank alcohol or ate pork. Many countries will say, so what, please enter, enjoy yourselves and obey our laws. The point is the US government isn't giving the receiving country enough info to make a judgement based on its own mores and laws. It is trying to manipulate other countries into denying a registrant entry, when it would not otherwise , if it knew what the exact crime was. But I assume that some countries may also say, well, you can't obey the laws in your own country, you will likely disobey ours. That is the poison of these letters, these green notices. They should only be sent when there is broad agreement in the world as to what is a dangerous person. As usual the US is writing rules for the rest of the world.
  • FATCA SUX June 14, 2018 at 10:07 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@Counting the days - come again? You make a naive and simplistic (at best), and completely incorrect and dangerous (at worst - in case someone believes you) statement, and when shown how and why that is the case *I* need to grow up? Okay... Nothing you say is correct. As a US Citizen you will always be subject to ALL US laws. As a foreign national you cannot come back on your foreign passport unless you lie on your ESTA about your background. Your foreign passport will always show your place of birth. You don't think CBP can connect the dots? Good luck. How naive can one be? And I did not bring up an underage relationship - as in Germany a relationship with a willing person over 14 years of age (subject to a few parameters) is overage and completely legal. For anyone on the planet except for a US passport holder. This is merely an example - and a pertinent one to this forum - how US law applies to otherwise legal conduct. Have you ever been to Germany? I would bet most Germans would tell you to take your puritan, save the chiiiiildren a$$ back to Murica - the country where children are shot in schools on a daily basis and the country that has caused nothing but chaos in the Middle East - costing thousands if not hundreds of children their lives. And straining Germany and German society to the breaking point at the moment. Perhaps this is about a clean start, but the point is that your clean start is an illusion for the reasons (legal and financial - the only ones I know of, there may be more) unless you renounce your citizenship. Which has other consequences. You may want to spend some more time thinking about your plan. In the meantime I suggest YOU grow up.
  • marc Hatwig June 14, 2018 at 9:51 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/01/21/fbi-ran-website-sharing-thousands-child-porn-images/79108346/ Two years ago, the FBI operated a huge child porn website; based on the current condition of the US DOJ and the FBI, I am quite sure that more than just a couple of agents completely enjoyed their job watching kiddie porn and entrapping a few curious people. I am curious about this article and the DOJ's stings because there is no mention of the second largest profession arrested for sex offenses, which would be police officers. Now, if any boys in blue were snared in the trap, I wonder if the played their get out of jail free card as often happens.
  • NPS June 14, 2018 at 9:31 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLIt appears Counting the Days is projecting. Perhaps he needs to look inward and judge himself instead of making erroneous assumptions about what others may or may not be saying. I've been following the Int'l Travel forum for quite some time just to get updates. I haven't really seen many comments about AOC laws. Maybe two? And it had nothing to do with being the reason for travel. Once again...Counting the Days = projecting.
  • CR June 14, 2018 at 9:14 pm on CO, TN: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse in Colorado and TennesseePerhaps the governor has a vested interest in the status quo, or has an important relationship with someone who does ... family, friends, or campaign donors, etc. Sounds like a good investigative news assignment for some willing journalist.
  • kind of living June 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.It would be funny if real facts were to come out that most of the people that you have to worry about are the people that push for these stupid laws , bunch of life time watching control freaks that have more skeletons in their closet than a museum .
  • TS June 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm on CO, TN: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse in Colorado and TennesseeCO Governor is at his term limits and leaving anyway, so no repercussions for him.
  • TS June 14, 2018 at 7:36 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLSince warlock's passport was revoked, does he claim it is lost then on his new passport paperwork?
  • AJ June 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLeven if it was North Korean at this point I wouldn’t mind. ----- Yeah, at least NoKo seems to be on the upswing, instead of this crumbling heap in which we exist.
  • PK June 14, 2018 at 6:04 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.I mean look at hes face! Doesn't he kind of resemble someone who could have had horns in their head in their past life? A very unseemly character am I wrong? Or a slobbering drunk either one.
  • mike r June 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm on General Comments June 2018Yep, they never cite anything ever that is even close to being reasonably reliable sources. Where is the definition of the threshold? What is the definition of any characteristics of the items that they are talking about. Who's to say that this doll or that doll are 18, or whatever age the are talking about, or under?
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLI know that the age-of-consent there is eighteen.
  • PK June 14, 2018 at 5:37 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@Counting the Days "Why does everyone bring up an underage relationship as one aspect of living overseas? If that is your intention by moving, then you have issues." I don't think everyone brings up underage relationships when considering to live overseas, and I would resent your comment that it could be someone's 'intention' to have an unlawful underage relationship with someone in a foreign country. I think talking about the age of consent issue is very important especially if the person who is considering to move to a foreign country, is an RSO. Don't you know that many people have the appearance of a 20+ year old, however, in reality they are only 15 or 16 years old? Moreover, these rascals can lie to you about their age, and claim that "of course I am 18 years old" but you sir would be strictly liable from a legal perspective. If you hooked-up with this foreign person, and they actually turned out to be under the age of consent in the United States, you my friend would be considered a victimizer who sought out a victim to victimize in order to have deviate sexual intercourse. In this case, was it the adult's intention of having an underage relationship? That being said, I think discussing age of consent issues in other countries is very important, and a legitimate conversation to have, for anyone considering a permanent move outside of the United States.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 14, 2018 at 5:16 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLYou're quoting out of context if not fabricating quotes, altogether. Perhaps you should read more carefully. Who the hell said anything about AOC being a reason for travel? People are talking about age-of-consent laws on this forum because it's important to note that, no matter where you travel to, the long arm of the U.S. can reach out and destroy you. That has a definite bearing on living within the law and is a very important fact for people in our community to know. Instead, you've twisted the obvious intent of my statement and possibly someone else's to characterize our words salaciously. Maybe if you're sensitized beyond reason by discussions of age-of-consent laws and fail to recognize that they represent legitimate concerns for safety and freedom, then you should just stop reading comments. And get off your busybody, holier-than-thou high horse. I sure as hell don't need to be lectured to by you.
  • Smith the liar June 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Smith should release exactly how many RC's have been convicted in foreign countries in the past 10 years in order to clearly demonstrate how large the actual problem is. I can not get over that no one seems to ask him that question in a public forum.
  • NY won't let go June 14, 2018 at 5:11 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@David funny story. Yesterday I get a call from an embassy which I've been emailing to try and claim my birthright as a halfling 😂 They asked me if I held two passports yet, I told them no. Then they asked if I wanted to renounce my US Citizenship, I said yes but I need my other one first. They then asked for my family's phone number to check my origin and they would call back. I'm not sure if they want to just drop and swap, but even if it was North Korean at this point I wouldn't mind.
  • NY won't let go June 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLNot sure. When I lived there they told me the only way off is if I had my record pardoned back in Michigan because it didn't happen in NY. Still not sure how they even do the level assessment. My crime was over 10 years old with no other offense on my record. Not even a parking ticket. The "risk" they assessed me of being sounded like I'd stepped into the courthouse the first time where they made me out to be public enemy number one on a first and only offense.
  • Warlock June 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLI have read those news reports about people being pulled off planes, ect. However, it always seemed to be a state thing, not federal. Correct me if I am wrong. I have always felt that Hawaii tries to work with S.O. on the registration issue, not trying to find a way to confuse/violate them. Here is an article: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/state-18-pct-of-big-island-sex-offenders-are-noncompliant/ Around that time, I got a call from the state A.G. saying that my registration wasn't current. He was making a trip to the Big Island to try and get everyone into compliance. He came out to my place and I showed him my paperwork that I was registered, but for some reason it wasn't on their computer. Anyway, he had a fingerprint kit with him and the paperwork prepared for me to sign. I talked to him and he said they were just trying to get people into compliance, not arrest them. Generally, their criteria for prosecution was someone that moved without doing a change of address, not a failure to do the yearly update on time. This is totally different from the mainland USA where they are just trying to find a way to confuse/violate you.
  • Tired of this June 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Good points, Tim, but there is a silver lining: it can be pretty much guaranteed that all these kids winding up on the registry will have absolutely no respect for this authoritarian regime when they're of voting age, and neither will their families, friends, or future children. Each child registrant added to this police-state experiment known as the registry represents an exponential number of additional voices to challenge the authority.
  • AJ June 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@TS: Did I miss something? I don't know what you're referring to. I had made no comment about anything in this thread. (I know rare, but this time true! 😀 )
  • AJ June 14, 2018 at 3:38 pm on IN: Bill that prevents sex offenders from living near victims signed by governorA driver that ever had that on their record would have to research every city they ever drive through, every time they drive through it just in case the law changed that day. ----- Remember, SCOTUS (and other courts) has repeatedly upheld that police don't have to know the laws. (https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/08/03/how-the-supreme-court-made-it-legal-for-cops-to-pull-you-over-for-just-about-anything). My "favorite" quote comes from the Superior Court of California, Appellate Division, San Diego, in People v. Campuzano (237 Cal.App.4th Supp. 14 __ Cal.Rptr.3d __): ***** We do not, and cannot, expect our police officers to be legal scholars. And as Justice Roberts stated in Heien, police officers may indeed confront situations in the field “as to which the application of a statute is unclear – however clear it may later become.” (Heien v. North Carolina, supra, 574 U.S. at p. ___ [135 S.Ct. at p. 539].)" ***** Do not and cannot? Yes we should and can! How is it the Subject Matter Experts aren't expected to be "legal scholars" but the average citizen (and RCs even more so) is!?!? And do citizens get the benefit of an unclear statute "in the field" that may later become clear? Nope, off to jail with no repercussions for the LEO being an idiot (or liar). Indeed, SCOTUS has made it so a LEO can lie through his/her teeth and claim "belief" or "understanding" and get off scott free. But a citizen with belief or understanding? Sorry, Charlie. Ahh, the land of the free.
  • What A Sham! June 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm on CO, TN: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse in Colorado and TennesseeWhat is happening in Colorado and Tennessee pales in comparison to what occurs/occurred in the California Sex Offender Management Board ("CASOMB") -- as California is the most populous state and holds the most "sex offenders" within its borders (over 105,000). It is a shame that we are left in the rubble caused by Tom Tobin's CASOMB and Sharper Future conflict-of-interest. Things like ABEL, the polygraph, and the Static-99R were endorsed by Tobin and his CASOMB for the only reason of bolstering business for "treatment" programs and related interests (i.e. ABEL licensing fees, polygrapher fees, Static-99R leading to more business). ABEL, polygraph, and Static-99R are all scientifically dubious and endorsed by only those who have a conflict-of-interest in its use. Yet CASOMB consistently calls polygraph and the Static-99R as "evidence-based" and "empirical." For those of you who think Tobin is still "out of the loop," refer to CASOMB's new documentation outlining what constitutes "completed" treatment under the tiered registry law. Page one clearly shows the "doctors" who are involved. Not surprisingly, the standard for completed treatment necessitates more treatment -- and thus, more business. A conflict-of-interest within a conflict-of-interest: http://casomb.org/pdf/Treatment_Completion_Guidelines_4_2018.pdf
  • Agamemnon June 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm on CO, TN: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse in Colorado and TennesseeQuis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • AJ June 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@Warlock: Your safest route is to give your local LE the required information, and ensure you have proof you've done so. Certified mail, with the Certified Mail Tracking Number as a header on a cover letter, is the safest route. That way you have proof not only that you sent the LEOs, but also what was sent. (To do this, you must first go to the Post Office and get the sticker you'll use, then enter its details on your cover letter.) Of course, you should also keep copies of what you sent. I even resort to taking pictures of the items prior to sealing the envelope, so I can show the exact documents sent. (In fact, I take pictures of all sorts of things...claim checks in case it gets lost, my airport/mall parking spot in case *I* get lost 🙂 , etc.)
  • AJ June 14, 2018 at 2:57 pm on Janice’s Journal: Voting Rights Act for Registrants May Be Required@NPS: You have greater faith in--or perhaps less interaction with--the general public and its attention to detail. People often zoom right past glaring, blatant signs and details, rushing into what a message says.
  • R M June 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.@Anonymous, every day I feel alone. I committed a crime in 1996 and still fear going back to prison for some violation I don't know about. I have educated myself on the laws as much as I can, but still feel "they" are out to get me. Yes, I am very paranoid; I installed 8 security cameras around my property, installed a 6 ft privacy fence around the backyard, got a big dog for protection, don't answer unknown calls or knocks at the door, and have lost basically all touch with reality. I hate going out in public and only do so when I need to. Very few know of my crime that I know of (I am on a public registry so who knows). I feel your pain and I too hope one day it will end.
  • R M June 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm on General Comments June 2018From the https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr4655/text link: "The Congress finds as follows: (1) There is a correlation between possession of the obscene dolls, and robots, and possession of and participation in child pornography. (2) The physical features, and potentially the "personalities" of the robots are customizable or morphable and can resemble actual children. (3) Some owners and makers of the robots have made their children interact with the robots as if the robots are members of the family. (4) The robots can have settings that simulate rape. (5) The dolls and robots not only lead to rape, but they make rape easier by teaching the rapist about how to overcome resistance and subdue the victim. (6) For users and children exposed to their use, the dolls and robots normalize submissiveness and normalize sex between adults and minors. (7) As the Supreme Court has recognized, obscene material is often used as part of a method of seducing child victims. (8) The dolls and robots are intrinsically related to abuse of minors, and they cause the exploitation, objectification, abuse, and rape of minors." Where's the citation/proof? From https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr4655/summary "Even though Takagi suggests that using the dolls would prevent people from engaging in real-life crimes involving children, the evidence may seem to suggest otherwise." Again I ask, where's the citation/proof?
  • USA June 14, 2018 at 2:14 pm on Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrestThis is pretty gross! I remember years ago doing a self background check after my misdemeanor was expunged! My original charges where showing as my conviction? I called the company and asked for their info (name of person I was speaking to/address)? They wouldn’t provide it? They where demanding I go to the court (1 hour away) and fax them the expungement? Totally gross. I wanted to kill the (sorry) guy
  • R M June 14, 2018 at 2:06 pm on General Comments June 2018@mike r, the Korean war lasted from 1950 to 1953 but never officially ended. There was only an armistice signed which was designed to "ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved". As art of this armistice, the US was supposed to pay North Korea millions/billions of dollars in oil and also help them build light water reactors. Neither happened. When the US presidency changed, the new president delayed all of that and North Korea declared the armistice invalid. Why on hell would anyone believe North Korea will ever give up their nuclear weapons? Yeah sure, give them a second chance as all of us demand of the registry... I don't for one second believe NK will give up their nuclear weapons. Remember, Trump is a businessman, not a politician... hence why you got a tax refund (I didn't btw). In regards to the dolls, the article states "Once an abuser tires of practicing on a doll, it's a small step to move on to a child." Where's the proof? I'd rather someone have a doll for sex than a real child, be them 3 years old or 14. Sex is a natural instinct for all animals, including humans. I get that your questioning this law but don't idolize Trump in the same response.
  • R M June 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm on General Comments June 2018@Counting, of course others do! I do and I believe "we" all do have those same feelings.
  • Counting the days June 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLI have noticed that many comments about travelling overseas have included age of consent remarks. I have a question............ If that was your offense, have you not learned your lesson and grown as a human being? If that is your sole reason for travel, then stay here in U.S. and stop fucking it up for the rest of us that want to get on with our lives. I mean to sound harsh, because it seems obvious to me anyway that some on this site haven't learned from their mistake. There are millions of people out there that you can interact with that won't get you put behind bars and screw the rest of us over. Granted, mine was not a contact or proposition offense, but an offense none the less. As someone that has travelled most of my life and has friends and family that I might never see again, it really erks me when I read travel comments like " watch the age of consent" or " the age of consent is lower in that particular country". It means that is on your mind, and that is wrong and it hurts everyone.
  • R M June 14, 2018 at 1:21 pm on How many kids are on the sex offender registry?@AO, my neighbor is deathly afraid of snakes and while we (she and I) were cleaning up our backyards, she saw a snake and freaked. I told her that the snake only wanted to be left alone and was actually a benefit to us as it eats bugs, which were flying all around us as we worked. She still said she hated snakes and wanted it dead. I wouldn't let her kill it and stated our city laws which in killing a non-venomous snake could lead her in jail for up to a year and a $1000 fine. I also told her that I wasn't afraid of any animals except humans; she had to think about that for a while and eventually agreed.
  • Counting the days June 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLHas anyone travelled to Oman or have any knowledge of the "issues" with travelling there. I looked on the Travel matrix but Oman wasn't listed.
  • Counting the days June 14, 2018 at 1:08 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLWhy does everyone bring up an underage relationship as one aspect of living overseas? If that is your intention by moving, then you have issues. This should be about a clean start, not continueing your previous ways which caused all the grief in your life. Basically , grow up!
  • mike r June 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm on There is a Direction that Registered Citizens can take to become FreeAnd if the letter is not good enough we have solid reports as well. This is just one that pretty much mirror those in Taylor: California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) End of Year Report 2014: “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.” (emphasis added) (p. 12) http://www.casomb.org/docs/CASOMB_End_of_Year_Report_to_Legislature_2014.pdf [visited April 4, 2018]. Complaint pp 4 ¶ 12.
  • mike r June 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm on There is a Direction that Registered Citizens can take to become FreeThis sure seems to mirror the judicial facts in the Taylor case I will put them side by side. This is a letter to the Assembly member but just as effective I am sure if not more so because it shows that the legislature was aware of these issues. Of course all the others mirror this as well. My report, and this is just the one. California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB). Letter to Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Regarding Chelsea’s Law (AB 1844): “CASOMB has seen the unintended consequences of well-meaning laws intended to protect communities from sex offending, which in some cases have made are people less safe.” (emphasis added) [Pp 1 ¶ 2]. http://www.casomb.org/docs/CASOMB%20Letter%20to%20Assemblyman%20Fletcher.pdf [visited April 4, 2018]. Taylor report. CDCR has conceded in its briefs before this court that “[t]he evidence . . . demonstrated that the dramatic increase in homelessness has a profound impact on public safety,” and that “there is no dispute that the residency restriction[s] [have] significant and serious consequences that were not foreseen when it was enacted.”
  • mike r June 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm on There is a Direction that Registered Citizens can take to become FreeSure Pat, here we go...mikeys20122012@yahoo.com
  • mike r June 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm on There is a Direction that Registered Citizens can take to become FreeAlright peeps. Just mailed off my RFAs to the AG. I guess we will see haw well they were done and if the attorneys at AVVO were any help. I finally got it to where they were stating "why do you think they would not be proper? they are simple admit or deny questions so yes." Here they are. https://ufile.io/avje8 I bet the AG is going to like these......:)
  • ⛥⛥ Update: IML Hearing is July 9th.⛥⛥ June 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm on State Department Revokes Second Passport☡☡ The IML Lawsuit is currently scheduled for hearing on July 9, 2018 in federal court in downtown Los Angeles. (I believe this first hearing may only be for the purpose of addressing the government's Request to Dismiss.) ☡☡
  • Nondescript June 14, 2018 at 12:29 pm on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Very well articulated Tim Moore. I think it has been their agenda all along to eventually ensnare the younger generation with these laws.
  • The Unforgiven June 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm on IN: Bill that prevents sex offenders from living near victims signed by governorI'd be curious, out of the fun of it all, to know how this would relate to sting operations. You can't live by the set-up house, meeting place...or you can't live by the officer who was posing as a minor? What about Catch a Predator? Now you can't live by the Perverted Justice contact as well as the officer(s) who kept investigating?
  • Tired of this June 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm on General Comments June 2018I don't understand how an inanimate object can be made illegal; there is literally no victim. Besides, prohibition of items, historically speaking, doesn't exactly have a great track record. And I hadn't realized that there was actually research to back up what I've long thought, that if those of us with certain proclivities have a safe outlet that doesn't harm anyone, there's less chance of victimizing a real person. The fact that this retarded bill has unanimous support so far surprises me not in the least. As we know, anything anti-paraphilia/anti-SO that is put to a vote never has any opposition, which is why our ultimate success against all things registry-related (and the registry itself) will come via the courts.
  • TS June 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@AJ That may be, I'm just going off of my memory which may be slightly incorrect. If that's the case then obviously I apologize for stating something that was incorrect and leading us down the wrong path. I still find it interesting that warlock didn't give 21 days advance notice and nothing happened to him until he got back to the United States. @JoshB If you choose not to travel outside the United States internationally, that's your prerogative. I wouldn't let it stop me. Just follow the rules, regulations, and laws that are in place.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life June 14, 2018 at 12:06 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML"I have asked and was told that once you reside on foreign soil, you are not subject to ANY U.S. law. You simply tell the State and feds you are moving offshore." No! Absolutely not true. As long as you are a U.S. Citizen, then you are subject to many U.S. laws whether you live here or not. This includes its age of consent laws, by the way. There have been a number of criminal prosecutions in U.S. courts for sex that occurred in foreign countries. This includes people who had residency in other countries and who had no intent to ever return to the U.S. You will also have to report any foreign bank accounts and file U.S. taxes. If you have dual citizenship, then I advise leaving the U.S. and then formally relinquishing your U.S. citizenship. It's a hassle but it's the only way to get out of its clutches. You will still be a U.S. Citizen until the U.S. acknowledges that you are not.
  • SCOTUS SAVE US NOW June 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLI've always wondered if you apply for a Certificate of Relief of Disabilities in NY and Granted if you could force that to make them release you from registration
  • NY won't let go June 14, 2018 at 10:48 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLThere is no annual to send back but if I move, change my email, or anything that would be on the registry I have to inform them immediately. Otherwise I must update them with a picture every three years according to the last email I had gotten from them. This is after I had a pretty irate conversation with them on the phone where they told me I would have to mail in the address form every year or have a felony warrant for my arrest. I am a level two. Of the four lawyers I've contacted I've been told unless I sue the registry and get removed I will have to follow whatever they tell me to do as the decision of Doe V O'Donnell gives NY the power to do so. Although the decision of Richard Roe says otherwise as my crime and registration didn't originate in NY. So I'm pretty stuck without a solution.
  • FATCA SUX June 14, 2018 at 10:04 am on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.Ask Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ. He knows. “We know from law enforcement and media documentation that Americans on U.S. sex offender registries are caught sexually abusing children in Asia, Central and South America, Europe—everywhere,” https://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=400752
  • FATCA SUX June 14, 2018 at 9:56 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLRenewing your passport is immaterial. Unless you actively renounce your US Citizenship (laborious and expensive) you will always be a US Citizen and subject to US law. This includes a prohibition on a relationship with a person under 16, even when it is perfectly legal in the location (i.e. in Germany with an Age of Consent of 14). It also means that you, as a US Citizen, must file an income tax return on your world-wide income - every year, regardless of dual citizenship or country of residence. In addition, every US Citizen - regardless of dual citizenship or country of residence, must report all foreign bank accounts over $10,000 (cumulative), annually, under FATCA. If you do renounce your US Citizenship, you should expect never again to be admitted to the US as a foreign national visitor. If you currently own assets in the US you will be required to pay an "exit tax" on them. Some things to think about.
  • Janice Bellucci June 14, 2018 at 6:26 am on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes.@Anonymous - Please know that you are not alone. You have the love and support of ACSOL, its board and its members. We are truly all in this together. There is much reason for hope despite self-serving press releases like the one above. We are successfully challenging laws based on myths that continue to punish registrants directly and their loved ones indirectly. We are even stopping bills from becoming laws such as SB 976, SB 1143 and AB 2839. And we are meeting all over the state of California to share information and feelings. Please join us if you can at a meeting so that you can join with others who share similar challenges, so that you will know that you are not alone.
  • Don't tread on me June 14, 2018 at 5:48 am on Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrestI guess I am a little slow. Beginning in the mid 90s I open a web design shop. I operated the business for 7 years ultimately building database driven web sites for mid-sized business and hosting. I sold the company to a competitor. The simple idea of building reputation improvement web sites for my name and search engine optimizing them as I did for my previous customers never even crossed my mind.....duh!!!! I have been so busy wallowing in self pity and feeling victimized that fighting back with a skill set I was very good at never crossed my mind........doh face palm! Thanks Sunny. You made my day.
  • JesusH June 14, 2018 at 5:41 am on IN: Bill that prevents sex offenders from living near victims signed by governor"How are they supposed to “knowingly” know where the victim lives? And what happens if they didn’t know?" I think the answer is obvious. Every sex offender needs to petition the court for the address of their victim, in the interest of staying compliant with this law. See how they like those apples.
  • FRegistryTerrorists June 14, 2018 at 5:31 am on IN: Bill that prevents sex offenders from living near victims signed by governorPeople who support this "law" are nothing but criminals. They are not Americans. They are war criminals that deserve to be dealt with. Again, we see that the criminals very easily could have made their "law" apply to anyone who has ever committed any serious crime. But since the "law" actually has nothing at all to do with public safety or protecting children, they just ignore that part. I have a theory that they might exclude truly dangerous people because those people would hopefully murder them. We don't need criminals like Mike Bohacek, Eric Holcomb, etc. in America.
  • PK June 14, 2018 at 5:23 am on USDOJ announces arrest of 2300 for alleged online child sex crimes."(4) travel across state lines or to foreign countries and sexually abuse children." "The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography." I'm not clear about the correlation between traveling across state lines or to foreign countries, and those who commit crimes over the internet involving child pornography. "(4) travel across state lines or to foreign countries and sexually abuse children." Wheres the data on this? How many were arrested traveling to a foreign country to sexually abuse children?
  • PK June 14, 2018 at 4:48 am on Survey – International Travel after IML@TS “what’s been stated previously and read other places, people were pulled off of the plane or denied boarding if they didn’t give their 21 day advance notice.” I didn't read about an instance where anyone was pulled off of a plane for failure to provide the 21 advance notification. Wasn't it the Plaintiff in the current IML Lawsuit who was actually pulled off the their plane prior to departure for an international trip? To the best of my knowledge, he wasn't pulled off because of not providing notification.
  • The Static-99R Is A Scam June 14, 2018 at 4:45 am on General Comments June 2018I don't understand how these compliance checks, or "Home Verification Raid" (as you called it), are legal for one who is not on parole and/or probation. Compliance checks are just another excuse for the piggy cops to act like Nazis while collecting their overpaid salaries... maybe even overtime. F*** the police!!