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Monthly Meetings

Q2: 4/8 in Sac, 5/15 in SD, 6/16-17 in LA (Conference) [details]

Recent Comments

  • David Kennerly March 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Level 2; 25 years? I thought it was 20 years.
  • NOTICE! SB26 Hearing on 3/29/17 March 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm on Janice’s Journal: Senate Bill 26 Has Been Stopped!http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billStatusClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB26
  • Lake County March 22, 2017 at 1:56 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLGermany looks okay, per this link: http://registranttag.org/resources/travel-matrix/
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm on General Comments March 2017Timmr we Hit Gold! Law Enforcement & their Agent play the Role of: The Staking Jealous Boyfriend! The Crazy Ex-Girl Friend! The Passive-Aggressive Partner or Mate! We Speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • mike r March 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm on General Comments March 2017that masturbation bill shows just how ridiculous and useless lawmakers are nowadays...they have absolutely nothing to do but make up crap like that...way to many laws now there's nothing to justify their existence anymore...
  • James March 22, 2017 at 1:13 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThank you, thank you, thank you Terry...what a fabulous post by you! I am probably lucky enough that if I were careful with money I could do something like this....but I lack the courage, and so I will continue to just bury my head in my work....not necessarily a bad thing. Still for all of us, the kind of dream you posted about is great just because it is so hopeful. I maybe should also state my complaint that it seems odd that Europe will accept almost any refugees, but in truth it should be RSO's that should be able to flee the political insanity of the United States! Anyhow, thanks for your thoughts and information on this. Very Best Wishes, James
  • Lee March 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLTerry, did you have to do the 21 days notice?
  • Lee March 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLHow about Frankfurt, is that okay for just connection/transfer, while the destination is somewhere else in Europe?
  • NotLikingCA March 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offendersI'm so thankful for the polygraphs. They made my time on parole measurably better, including many conditions removed, better report with agents, etc. I took 5 over my time on parole and passed all 5. At least two times I had containment meetings following a polygraph and was able to get conditions removed as a result. For example, I had the no contact with minors condition and was seeking to be able to see my niece, who was 2 at the time. Following my first polygraph, not only was I able to see her, but the condition was changed to no contact with 13-17. I started off with a 10pm curfew and following my first polygraph it changed to midnight. After my second polygraph I was able to get curfew removed altogether. So, while I don't support this decision or the logic used to arrive there, I am quite thankful polygraphs were in place while I was on parole, and I dispute any notion that they can only hurt you (which I believe Janice has said on occasion).
  • Roger March 22, 2017 at 12:27 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21I’m super jazzed about what happened in Sacramento the past two days! Almost 30 people came to lobby, a third of them new. I confess I was concerned that making changes to our 70-year-old registry would not be easy for our California legislators to accept. California is stereotypically thought of as liberal, but when you get away from large cities California is often quite conservative. How would they react when we walked in their office and presented our viewpoint? We split into 3 teams and went to appointments we had previously scheduled with key legislator staff. A few years ago, many of the legislators were negative and didn’t even want to talk to us. Now, they listened to our stories and facts. Most staff had questions, which is always encouraging because it shows they are not just being polite and nodding their heads, hoping we would leave. It was a VERY PLEASANT surprise to find that my team didn’t encounter any overtly negative reaction to the tiered registry. In fact, some said that they definitely liked that it was sponsored and endorsed by key people, and liked how it led to justice for low-risk RCs and would lower costs. COOL! My team’s last stop was in the office of a legislator who was a worst case for us because their party wasn’t traditionally sympathetic to RCs and are part of the legislature who had battled against RCs. However, his staff listened to us, asked questions, and made some positive comments about the tiered registry bill! WIN! This change in attitude wasn’t an accident. The anti-RC pendulum has been swinging against us for decades. But during the past few years we have been informing legislators how the registry affects our lives, and we shared RC statistics and facts that California has gathered, showing the lack of effectiveness and justice of anti-RC laws. My team, especially ACSOL members who joined us for the first time in Sacramento, felt renewed hope that the pendulum has finally started swinging in our favor. Of course, we don’t know what will happen with SB 695, and the road to justice and freedom will be long, but can accomplish amazing things when we stick together. CALIFORNIAN RC’S: A PRESCRIPTION FOR A MASSIVE TRANSFUSION OF HOPE: Please join us for the next phase of SB 695 on April 18 in the State Capitol, Room 4203 at 8:30 AM, where we will all speak support for the tiered registry bill to the Senate Public Safety Committee. After Janice speaks, the rest of us will get in a line behind the mic and each of us will just say “My name is _________ from _________. I ask you to support this bill.” Yes, those few words spoken by each of us really do have a powerful impact, especially if we can get 50 to 100 of us to do this!
  • Lake County March 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLRoyal Caribbean and Carnival have been mentioned as banning RSO's. http://all4consolaws.org/2016/03/living-with-290-banned/
  • Lake County March 22, 2017 at 11:42 am on Janice’s Journal: Senate Bill 26 Has Been Stopped!Here’s the parts added to the revised bill. Certainly improved, but it still excludes too many parents. 626.81. (a) A person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290, for the duration of the time he or she is required to register, who comes into enters any school building or upon any school grounds, grounds without lawful business is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) (1) A person who is subject to subdivision (a) may enter a school building or upon school grounds to conduct lawful business at the school only when pupils are not present, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision. (2) A person who is subject to subdivision (a) and who is a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends the school may enter a school building or upon school grounds for purposes that relate to his or her right to make educational decisions for his or her child. The person shall be supervised by a school official while in the school buildings or upon school grounds. (3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), a person who is subject to subdivision (a) and who is a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends the school may enter a school building or upon school grounds for any lawful purpose. The person shall be supervised by a school official while in the school building or upon school grounds. (B) A person may not enter into a school building or upon school grounds pursuant to this paragraph if he or she is required to register for a conviction in a court in this state or a federal or military court of a violation of Section 243.4, 261, 286, 288, 288.5, 288a, or 289, Section 209 with the intent to violate Section 261, 286, 288, 288a, or 289, subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 236.1, any offense involving lewd or lascivious conduct under Section 272, a felony violation of Section 288.2, or a violation of subdivision (c) of Section 653f. (4) A registered sex offender may enter a polling place located in a school building or on school grounds for the purpose of voting in an election. Committee Hearing Date: 03/29/17
  • American Detained in America March 22, 2017 at 10:38 am on FL: City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offendersTaking into account that they consider EVERYONE except men "vulnerable" if they come into contact with a registered citizen, that law basically states that no one who registers is allowed to legally work ANYWHERE! Bring on the lawsuit!
  • Friend of ACSOL March 22, 2017 at 10:21 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Mr. D - Yes, we discussed AB 558 and lobbied very strongly against it. Several people testified to the harm such a bill would cause to registrants and their families. It was also mentioned that a previous bill similar to this one was unsuccessful and that AB 558 would conflict with the proposed Tiered Registry bill. It seemed (just a general impression) like this bill has not been gaining much traction and will die a quiet death - hopefully soon!
  • Roger March 22, 2017 at 10:04 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedWhen we lobbied this week, it was encouraging to see how none of the legislator's staffs reacted positively to this bill. That is a nice change in attitude! As KM mentioned, it was cancelled during our lobbying. Coincidence? Maybe, but the attitude change we saw was real, and our long-term efforts no doubt contributed strongly to that.
  • David March 22, 2017 at 9:37 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLHas anyone been to Bahamas? I want to take my 80 yr. old mom on a cruise, and since the Puerto Rico stop-off cruises are 7 days (too much for her), I'm planning a 4 day cruise with 2 stop-overs, both in Bahamas. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines say we don't need passports for those stops as long as we have birth certificates and driver's licenses. Has anyone been to Bahamas and think I'll be okay on this? The stops are only for 3-4 hours, but I would hate to get turned back. Advice would be most appreciated.
  • MarkinSF March 22, 2017 at 9:22 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Thank you so much to Janice, and all who lobbied March 20 and 21! I was unable to attend in person, but was sending thoughts and prayers to each of you during all that time! Just trying to clarify a few points: 1) Is it correct this bill does not have language to place and keep registrants on the ML Website? For example, if a registrant is not currently on the ML Website, SB 695 does not place all new registrants (or go back retroactively for those not currently on ML Website) and place everyone on the ML Website? 2) If the proposed language includes continuation of a petition to the Court (with DA involvement and approval as is currently) for removal from registry - i.e., not automatically dropping off the registry at completion of tiered term - why is the existing Certificate of Rehabilitation official designation not a point on which to push for continued inclusion as amendment to SB 695? It seems one must still essentially do the same petition, but now lose the Certificate of Rehabilitation statement from the state. How is that a help, as likely proposed by CASOMB?? 3) Should an amendment be advocated to have registrant representation on CASOMB?? Or at least suggestion of this point in lobbying calls, emails, letters? This points out that the main board members of CASOMB stand to benefit financially, politically, or both by keeping the status quo of CASOMB membership.....which prohibits the voice of impact from registrant individuals, families, advocates. Please share information on current status of proposed or possible amendments. Thank you so much again. Mark
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 22, 2017 at 8:54 am on General Comments March 2017Timmr, your comments are correct inferences. And in addition: Defamation & Malignment* is effectually Perpetrated upon the domicile in the Past, Present, & Future Tense in a Complete linear Fashion. * https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/malignment Evidenced by the physical attacks that have been Inflected upon The Innocent New Occupants of a residence. The Real property Values & Rights are effectually diminished upon The Innocent real property owners or Holders in Interest at large in a Actual Global WorldWide reach as they are Guilty by Association in Being good neighbor to: The Registered Domicile! It is a Classic "Bill of Attainder" projected upon A Registered Domicile! The whole Real Estate Industry of The United States Of The American's are Innocent Victims in their Lawful business to Realize Gains or Growth of Equity within all of the Parcels of Land. In conclusion: All innocent Parcels of Land are Punished by Guilt of Association!! All of this Destruction of Construction of Wealth in the name of Revenge. The question begs to be asked? Where is the Glory in That? I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • Timmr March 22, 2017 at 7:37 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedHearing date for SB 26 is March 29, Senate Education Committee. http://sedn.senate.ca.gov/agenda
  • Timmr March 22, 2017 at 7:29 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedNo, go here and click on "details": http://apsf.assembly.ca.gov/hearings The hearing for AB558 is on March 28, next Monday.
  • Lake County March 22, 2017 at 7:29 am on Senate Education Committee to Hear Schools Bill on March 8 [UPDATED 2]Here's the parts added to the revised bill. Certainly improved, but it still excludes too many parents. 626.81. (a) A person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290, for the duration of the time he or she is required to register, who comes into enters any school building or upon any school grounds, grounds without lawful business is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) (1) A person who is subject to subdivision (a) may enter a school building or upon school grounds to conduct lawful business at the school only when pupils are not present, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision. (2) A person who is subject to subdivision (a) and who is a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends the school may enter a school building or upon school grounds for purposes that relate to his or her right to make educational decisions for his or her child. The person shall be supervised by a school official while in the school buildings or upon school grounds. (3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), a person who is subject to subdivision (a) and who is a parent or guardian of a pupil who attends the school may enter a school building or upon school grounds for any lawful purpose. The person shall be supervised by a school official while in the school building or upon school grounds. (B) A person may not enter into a school building or upon school grounds pursuant to this paragraph if he or she is required to register for a conviction in a court in this state or a federal or military court of a violation of Section 243.4, 261, 286, 288, 288.5, 288a, or 289, Section 209 with the intent to violate Section 261, 286, 288, 288a, or 289, subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 236.1, any offense involving lewd or lascivious conduct under Section 272, a felony violation of Section 288.2, or a violation of subdivision (c) of Section 653f. (4) A registered sex offender may enter a polling place located in a school building or on school grounds for the purpose of voting in an election. Committee Hearing Date: 03/29/17
  • Amol March 22, 2017 at 7:28 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Hey, For those ofor you asking. There are a couple points that we are asking to be revised. The major points, currently the bill requires you to "file a petition" in order to be removed, rather than automatically dropping people off the list. We prefer it be automatic... But the issue is after you file the petition, it goes to local law enforcement for confirmation and to local District Attorney. Problem is the bill doesn't have a time frame for the DA to respond by. The fear is you file the petition and the DA could just sit on it for another several years with no response. Other point is if the DA does object, then it goes to the judge and the judge will consider the petition. But the language currently states the Judge may consider "past" and "noncriminal" factors whether to grant the petition. This feels a bit too vague and seems that factors AFTER conviction should be considered rather than past factors. There are a few other points too, but these are the main ones that are concerning.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 22, 2017 at 7:23 am on FL: City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offendersHere is the Darkened Heart of the matter as the article closes: "Bob McClure, who owns a lawn care business in the city, agrees wholeHeartedly [Darkened], that businesses like his should disclose whether sex offenders are working at homes where children or vulnerable adults live. "If you do something to a child, you shouldn’t be rehabbed, and they should do everything possible to keep you in jail,” he said." The Fountain of the ordinance's focused intent is irrefutably Vengence, that is: The Clinical Practice of The Avenger Ethic. For if Bobby McClueLess truly from a Clean Heart had his clients Interest & Profit in hand he would focus on preventing Theift & Robbery, as these crimes are committed at Higher Probability Levels. Bob McClure need get down on he's 4's in the weeds & take account of the Robbing Häfling* Hobbits trespassing & intruding upon the Cartilage & Homstall of the clientele he Falsely Claims to Serve. * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfling Bob McClure & he's Axes Powers in the Community Suffer from Systemic Errors in Thinking, Irrefutably Evidenced by their InAbility to make: Probability Judgements!! He’s images of the future are shaped by his Limited experiences of the past. I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • Lake County March 22, 2017 at 7:15 am on Senate Education Committee to Hear Schools Bill on March 8 [UPDATED 2]SB-26 is back on! http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB26
  • Chris F March 22, 2017 at 6:39 am on FL: City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offendersFlorida politicians and judges are the worst of the worst. They obviously don't follow the US Constitution. Perhaps we can just let Cuba take over the state and remake our flag with 49 states.
  • KM March 22, 2017 at 6:23 am on Janice’s Journal: Senate Bill 26 Has Been Stopped!This bill has been revived and re-presented. It is no longer dead. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB26
  • ExpatRFSO March 22, 2017 at 3:28 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Great news. I wish I could have gone. I didn't realize it was this Monday/Tuesday. I will mark my calendar for April 18th. I have at least two family members that will join me, both MD's. Might be able to get a few more friends and family to come as well.
  • ExpatRFSO March 22, 2017 at 3:23 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Janice doesn't always get to answering these so maybe I can help and others can confirm or refute my interpretation. I have read through both bills and listened to the last three conference calls and my understanding is AB558 removes the exclusion for people who were excluded because the victim is a family member and thus having the offender listed essentially reveals minor victims. This, if passed, would go into effect this year, maybe Jan 1 2018. This has nothing to to with tiers or the tiered registry. Janice feels this bill is unlikely to pass. SB695, (Aka the tiered registry bill) as it's written now would create 3 levels. Level 1 can petition on their birthday of year 10 of release from prison/jail. Level 2; 25 years. Level 3 lifetime registration still required. Your local LEA and DA's office will both have a chance to challenge your petition, but will have to have a reason. How this will work is unclear. There is nothing in this bill about the Megans Law website. Obviously if you don't have to register, you will be removed from the website as well as the police only database of sex offenders. Janice feels there is a strong likelihood of this passing due to who is backing it and that this isn't an election year. According to her it would be implemented in 2019.
  • ExpatRFSO March 22, 2017 at 3:03 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseThat is the first thing I thought. Either schools have been given access to the law-enforcement only portion of the list or they are only checking the public database thus missing about 33k out of 100+k California registrants.
  • ExpatRFSO March 22, 2017 at 3:01 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseI know a registrant that drives one for a city.
  • Terry March 22, 2017 at 2:42 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLPosted this on other Int Travel after IML site but this is more active and my comments might be useful to more people: Been a long time, but thought I’d update. I wrote in June about no problem flying into Portugal. After six weeks, I flew into Amsterdam to pick up my car shipped from US. I’ve driven thru Schengen countries with no problem, obviously, as there are no border customs. Into Romania (non-Schengen), Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, and back to Romania. All fine, no problems. Prices are extremely low and there are millions of things to see. The Istrian peninsula (maybe 100 sq miles) has beaches, castles, caves, Roman ruins, 16th century Venetian-style city centers, vineyards, mountains, even dinosaur footprints!…you get the idea…all crammed together. And you can buy a nice 1 bedroom Condo in Pula for about $65k. 90 day rule though…90 day visa in country, 90 days out, then repeat. Albania has 12 months in and 90 days out. In Sarande, you can buy a beautiful Condo with a spectacular view for about $50k. And a monster seafood feast in a fine waterfront restaurant for $8! It’s so pleasant not to have to put up with all the crap in the US. I miss my family and friends, but I’ll just buy their airfare and bring them over for visits. Really don’t plan on coming back, at least until the US pulls its collective head out of its ass. Seen from afar, America’s hypocrisy is hard to comprehend. Europe is not perfect, but in our cases, light years ahead of the puritanical, unforgiving, “good Christian” nation that the US has become. A brief example…when you’re driving between towns (and many of the Balkan drivers here are unbelievably stupid! – side note) you will see a guy pulled over, peeing on the side of the road, with his junk fully exposed for all the world to see…no attempt to cover or shield from the passing cars and possible “children,” and neither he nor they could care less. Natural bodily function. In the US, he would be arrested on the spot and his conviction, no matter how minimal, would label him a sex offender! Bravo America! Another evil doer punished for life! In Europe, he was just a guy that couldn’t hold it until the next town! Donald Trump is not the cause, just a symptom. When will we ever learn!
  • KM March 22, 2017 at 1:16 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedBUT SB-26 is back on! http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB26
  • KM March 22, 2017 at 1:14 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedBILL HAS BEEN CANCELED. OFFICIALLY. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB558
  • Nondescript March 22, 2017 at 12:22 am on FL: City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offendersPalm Bay Ordinance (B) It is unlawful for any person who is a registered sexual predator or a registered sexual offender to enter into or upon any residence, including the curtilage thereof, any designated private or public school facilities or grounds, including school bus stops, or any day-care center, library, after-care center, park, playground, hospital, hospice facility, nursing home, adult day-care center, dwelling, domicile, or other place where children or vulnerable adults reside or regularly congregate, to make deliveries or PERFORM WORK. WORK as defined by this ordinance.: Any and all repairs, labor, services or any other activity requested by the property owner or lawful occupant of a property. So if you live in Palm Bay Florida you could be committing a crime if you helped wash the dishes after Thanksgiving Dinner at your relatives house. I think we are at the tipping point.
  • Timmr March 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm on General Comments March 2017Here is a rather lengthy discussion of knock and talk: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://ilj.law.indiana.edu/articles/84/84_4_Bradley.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwiJ5ILbr-nSAhVH6iYKHfXfCDcQFghAMAc&usg=AFQjCNGOh2PoC_LSPvhY9tgOVD-xc55w3w&sig2=kDOVqCUx9o9cDoRKSAr05Q Thing is these examples are mostly of police acting from a tip. The situation registrants find themselves in is different. In San Diego we have a structured policy of knock and talk run by the SAFE department. It targets one group, 290 registrants. The motives for the investigations does not seem to be anonymous tips (I don't know for sure, that is why I want to get information on my particular compliance checks), but targeting of a population. This puts it in more as a species of stop and frisk or downright organized stalking.
  • Joe123 March 21, 2017 at 10:04 pm on FL: City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offendersSounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen..
  • Lake County March 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Thank you to Janice and everyone that showed up. I'm sure your efforts will pay off. Could someone tell us the changes you advocated for.
  • David March 21, 2017 at 9:52 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offendersMore response to the frightening and high recidivism falsehood!! They need to forget [s]ex offenders and start applying this to all the gang thugs they keep releasing - such as the ones committing REAL crimes in neighborhoods like mine (not like the make-believe dirty-old-man-in-the-trenchcoat crimes that haunt their overly fertile judicial imaginations!)
  • Timmr March 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm on General Comments March 2017Officers arriving at your front door signal something more significant than a girl scout coming to your door. A cookie seller goes to every door. A neighbor seeing her at your door would not set off any alarms. Now if a police car parks at your house and uniformed officers come to your door the scenario is interpreted differently by a neighbor seeing such. The message is that a crime is being investigated. That message is then tied to you, since they came to your door. The damage is done without them having to linger, indeed if the police stay off your property and watch your house from the road. The presence of the police is the message. That is also what causes the damage to your reputation. It is another form of public notification. It reinforces the message to the public you need watching.
  • David March 21, 2017 at 9:29 pm on FL: City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offenders"It’s just another level of protection that the city has sought to protect our residents." No, it's yet another level of harassment and punishment in the guise of "protecting the children"! And when exactly was the last time a house painter or delivery man sexually assaulted a child??
  • AB March 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedCan we get the main post update so that people know to make their calls, letters, and opposition votes on the Committee Member's websites?
  • I also employ... March 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm on FL: City of Palm Bay to change how it handles sex offendersSo, regardless if you aren't actually dispatching an RC to a residence with a child(ren), you must notify you merely employ an RC, even if you don't intend to dispatch them to a residence with a child(ren)?? Does not make any sense whatsoever to tell an employer they must disclose who they employ...
  • Nondescript March 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm on General Comments March 2017The above snippet ( re: knocking promptly and then must LEAVE) is from the decision: Beard vs Alexandria 341 U.S 622, 626 ( 1951). Furthermore, a decision rendered in California vs Ciraolo 476 U.S 207, 213 in 1986: "The area around your home (ie a driveway) is intimately linked to the home, both physically and psychologically, and is where privacy expectations are most heightened". "The police can not take circuitous detours that veer from the pathway to the front door that a visitor could customarily use" Unfortunately, they can linger in the street as long as they want. Illegal searches are part of their repertoire mostly, because they know the public is 1) afraid to assert their rights and 2) lacking in any real job consequences for them if they do.
  • Mr. D March 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Janice - thanks so much for yours and the rest of the teams efforts over the last few days in Sacramento. I very much wish I could've gone and joined you. Question - during your lobbying efforts was AB 558 discussed as well? It seems like this proposed bill is on again off again on again and many of us hope it dies quickly. Any feedback that you can provide is much appreciated.
  • MH March 21, 2017 at 7:07 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsThe Draconian constitution, or Draco's code, was a written law code created by Draco near the end of the 7th century BC in response to the unjust interpretation and modification of oral law by Athenian aristocrats, now america, see hundreds years ltr and still little progress.. civility plain doesnt exist .. ex post facto continues, change and the perseverant spirit acheives much ..
  • Roger March 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm on NJ: NJ Supreme Court – Sex Offender Can’t Be Banned From Internet Without Due ProcessLegal sanity. Refreshing!
  • Timmr March 21, 2017 at 6:37 pm on General Comments March 2017Nondescript, the police do linger on the street along my property or in my driveway.
  • Nondescript March 21, 2017 at 6:32 pm on General Comments March 2017@Tired of Hiding. Humor is both a shield and a weapon. Gallows humor has historically been used as an expression of resilience by the oppressed (and not merely as a coping mechanism). You have shown them that you can not be intimidated and taken some of their power away from them during these encounters. Too bad for them. Humor projects strength. I applaud you. P
  • James March 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21This is just great news! We are all so damned lucky to have an advocate...(and leader!) such as you. I am humbled by your commitment and caring and concern for us almost every day. Just...more than God loves you, you are a stupendous person. Thank you so much. James
  • carole March 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseHow our schools could save money: There's a new bill that has been introduced SB695 that calls for the Tiering of the Sex Registry. Only 4 states require lifetime registration-California is one. Tiering would enable law enforcement to use the registry more effectively to identify higher risk offenders and to focus on those who most need to be monitored. This is in accord with the "Risk Principle" which states that those at higher risk should receive greater attention. There is little or no benefit from continuing to invest resources to monitor those who are at a low risk to reoffend. Tiering would also achieve considerable fiscal savings by discontinuing the monitoring of those thousands of registrants who pose a negligible threat to community safety after 10 or 10 years. (CASOMB )
  • Janice Bellucci March 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21We have just finished two full days of lobbying during which we met in the offices of every member of the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees as well as the Speaker of the Assembly. We received positive feedback in almost every office encouraging us to move forward with our support on the Tiered Registry Bill (SB 695). We also described the changes for which we are advocating in that bill. At least 28 people showed up to lobby this week! We encourage you all to join us on April 18, the date on which the Tiered Registry Bill is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Public Safety Committee.
  • Joe123 March 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm on California Lawmakers Want To Treat Juvenile Offenders Like ChildrenThis is progress, but very far from enough.
  • someone who cares March 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm on General Comments March 2017I have a question for anyone with a contractor's license. I read that even expunged offenses will be reported to the CSLB (California State Licensing Board) and any offense, sealed or expunged, will have to be disclosed on the application for the contractor's license. Is that true and also how long does one have to wait after probation to apply for a contractor's license? My guy has an opportunity to work with a friend who owns his own business but would need him to submit to a Live Scan to get the license. He just got off probation this year, so it looks like it will be a lost opportunity? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  • Lake County March 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm on NV: Attorney General Wants Tougher Lifetime Rules for Sex OffendersI'm confused, doesn't lifetime supervision mean you're on probation or parole for life? Can someone explain this? How can someone be off paper, but still be on life supervision? Being on supervision is more than just having to register and follow all registration laws.
  • Tanya March 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm on NV: Attorney General Wants Tougher Lifetime Rules for Sex OffendersI have been going through this for years. I was discharged from probation in 2007. I then began lifetime supervision, and nothing changed.
  • Tanya March 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm on NV: Attorney General Wants Tougher Lifetime Rules for Sex OffendersIn Nevada, lifetime supervision commences after the completion of probation or parole. Parole officers were treating those on lifetime supervision the same as probationers and parolees, which is not supported by law. Probation and parole are punitive; lifetime supervision, supposedly, is not. Anyway, they got their hands slapped in court, so they are trying to legalize what they have been doing with AB 59. According to the text of the bill, it will apply to everyone on lifetime supervision. I am on lifetime supervision (for almost 10 years now). I did five years of probation before that. I am supervised for Nevada by the state of California, and I have, for all intents and purposes, been on probation for 15 years. Yep, it's been exactly as you would expect.
  • DPH March 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsThanks for adding this New Person...I was not sure how they came up with scare tatics for false facts and erred info from unk sources and to please the public and voters that freak out. SCOTUS should Re-Do their decision as it was verified falsely just as the new Pres gets his. Twisted to their needs and the misinformed public's wants. It was easier to read your breakdown than ownline. Thanks
  • Tired Of Hiding March 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm on General Comments March 2017Never forget that you (we) are dealing with low IQ evil control freaks usually with a savior complex so it doesn't matter that you have lived at the same place for 17 years and never had as much as a speeding ticket in all those years. These are not friendly or even in most cases, mentally stable individuals notice all the police abuse videos now that everyone has smartphones with video? Don't expect anything to change either...best thing you can do is use extreme sarcasm with these losers. A couple of weeks I had a home address check. I live on the second floor and I get a knock at the door...I always expect them so I just don't care anymore. I open the door just enough to stick my head out and there are 6 officers up and down the stairwell! I said, "Really...all this for me? Kinda overkill don't you think?" No One laughed although I thought it was very funny. Keep in mind that my victimless "crime" occurred 20 years ago...this is a joke when Republicans are caught with underage male prostitutes in a motel room smoking pot. Blows you mind right! So yes, used treat it as the joke that we all know it is. They can't control your mind unless you let them - DON'T LET THEM!
  • mike r March 21, 2017 at 11:46 am on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law Updateban all dui from cars and bars, all bank robbers from all banks, all home invaders from homes and neighborhoods, all drug dealers from loitering at parks around schools and helll anywhere outside their homes, all gangbangers loitering with three or more people from getting tattoos from throwing up gang signs with there hands ect. all arsonists from owning a lighter or anything else that can make fire...you get the point...
  • mike r March 21, 2017 at 11:31 am on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offendersit's all about keeping the beast fed..high risk of re offense, only the most serious crimes are on public notification....lie lie lie...what why and how can attorneys not challenge these false data they keep spewing from those nasty mouths that go home and kiss their wives and kids with ??? they must transfer evil like a disease...
  • Harry March 21, 2017 at 10:46 am on FL: Ms. Book goes to Tallahassee, sees no conflict voting $ for Lauren’s Kids or dad’s clientsThe Book’s keep using hot air to blow up their balloon until one day, hopefully soon, will bust.
  • American Detained in America March 21, 2017 at 10:28 am on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law UpdatePeople keep pointing at the republican party for this and the truth is that the democrat party has a record just as bad a record on punishing RCs. If you don't believe it, then why did the most liberal president we've ever had sign the IML? Why did Jerry Brown sign an order that prevents us from driving for Uber? NEITHER party is good for us, so we need to stop looking at the democrats or liberals as our potential saviors, they're not. Our best chances are with judges that hold to strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and somehow getting more of the mainstream media to acknowledge that the existence of the registry puts more people into harms way than abolishing it.
  • b March 21, 2017 at 10:25 am on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offenderssupreme court, hmm, good luck to that deal, as we speak hearings on cspan to nominate trumps pick for the court and hes a righteeeeeeeee,,,,,,,,, bad luck for us
  • b March 21, 2017 at 9:36 am on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offenderslie detector test.... if you feel you are not a liar in the real world . you will become a master at lying over this decision since they cant use it against you go ahead and lie baby and exaggerate , study TRUMP ,,, i heard their going to make them pay for the test judge dope why not pay for own drug when ones sentence to death thats next ........ stay tune for the next comedy hour
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 21, 2017 at 9:12 am on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law UpdateIf Senator Murphy's Law Were to acknowledge his uncertainty or lack of Current knowledge it would require him to admit the possibility of The error of his thinking. By his Biasses Rooted & Anchored in his limited memories. Biased by the lack of information he Did not know or Could Not know of. Warped by the ease with which he recalls the Limited fresh experiences. He's images of the future are shaped by his Limited experiences of the past. In rejecting Current & New knowledge Senator Murphy will constrain his Future Thinking. Now that Senator Murphy has perceived, interpreted, or incorrectly inferred a Uncertain Situation (Risk) in this particular fashion it will be extremely difficult for Senator Murphy & others who suffer from a Systemic Error of Thinking to view it any other way. I Speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • Drummer March 21, 2017 at 8:57 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Roger.... amazing news to hear. Its the facts and truth that's gonna slowly tear this registry down. Many thanks to Janice and those whom contributed. Roger, exactly what specific objections were brought up regarding this bill.
  • kat March 21, 2017 at 8:29 am on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law UpdatePerhaps the senator should just keep his child off the internet. There are alot of people out there doing dispicable things on the internet, who aren't registrants. The senator shouldn't get his hackles up going after all registrants because ONE guy decided to screw up. How do these people get elected?
  • kat March 21, 2017 at 8:21 am on FL: Ms. Book goes to Tallahassee, sees no conflict voting $ for Lauren’s Kids or dad’s clientsIf Ms. Book wants to do what is best for the people of Broward County and the State of Florida then she should wise up and realize that there are ex-offenders who ARE THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA!
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 21, 2017 at 7:06 am on General Comments March 2017Hear, hear - Hear Her, hear Her!! Nondescript, Speaks Truth right here!!
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 21, 2017 at 6:48 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedIn this Match, Surprises are expected.
  • ReadyToFight March 21, 2017 at 12:52 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21@Roger, Kinda chokes me up a lil to think of hope. Wish I could have been there to witness that. Thanks for being there.
  • Roger March 20, 2017 at 11:21 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21Good things happened our first day of lobbying! Three years ago the legislator staffs ranged from mostly wary to downright negative. What a difference 3 years of hard work by ACSOL has made by telling our stories and passing out hard facts! Most of the office staffs agreed that a life sentence for everyone on our one-tier registry is not justice. The staff of the co-author of the bill listened to specific objections we had with the bill and said she would present them to the co-author. Wish all you guys were here to get a big infusion of hope! Good stuff is happening with our incremental changes work.
  • Roger March 20, 2017 at 11:09 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Excellent, Joseph! You can take action by telling all RCs and their supporters in SD to come to the meeting on May 15. There, you can ask Janice face-to-face what further actions you can take.
  • Jack March 20, 2017 at 10:31 pm on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law UpdateOk that's it. We officially need to ban the republican party. These people are criminals of the highest order and must be brought to justice. Who's with me?
  • PIA March 20, 2017 at 10:31 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offenders" including undergoing lie-detector tests " Such a test DOESNT EXIST ! !! Hasnt been invented yet !!! WAKE UP FOOLS AT SHARPER FUTURE !!! as for them "Polygraphy's" they dont detect LIES ! Although when I WAS on parole they asked me MANY Questions (california) and I LIED ON ALL OF THEM.... nothing ABNORMAL DETECTED ! ahha from what I can tell... this Judge, CA STATE PAROLE and SHARPER FUTURE !... all FOOLS believing in fake science, maybe this judge should put his "LIE DETECTOR" on to tv and some FAKE NEWS ahahah
  • PIA March 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law UpdateSo... man molests son in house/apartment... convicted man is no longer to live or ever be in a house or apartment !!!! WTF ?? Man is breathing while looking at child porn, man gets released and now has a law against breathing ever again !!! yea thats it go with that law ! fool.
  • Roger March 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm on Americans Favor ‘Rehabilitation’ Over Jail Time, Survey FindsAgreed, ReadyToFight. United we can continue to cause change in attitudes that was impossible just a few years ago. I saw that today when we lobbied in Sacramento.
  • Timmr March 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedGlad I mailed my letters in anyway. Which brings up a thought. Maybe we shouldn't wait for laws to come out before sending letters to legislators. We should send the thoughts we share here to their offices all the time. Send questions to the departments tha run this registry and demand answers. Sure, we should go to Sacramento for formal lobbying if we can, but many can't for various legitimate reasons. Therefore write letters to the people making decisions. Send videos? Influence the dialogue with many registrant voices. Throw in a few references to studies or personal experiences. Keep it going andmake the registry a burden to those who favor it, as it has been a torment to us. Hey, many here write several paragraphs with great arguments. The legislators aren't going to this site or the others for ex offenders and they need to hear this. The sites need to go to them.
  • Darrin416 March 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21I went today, and from my experience it went well....we actually had one of the members of the Senate in person say that he will support (SB695) we was super excited and surprised! We have NEVER had a member bluntly state that in person! Another was also in support as well (at least the safety team member). It shows that just showing up , standing up and speaking up is paying off!!! So all who afraid of being apart of this, don't just stand by.....show up and stand up for your rights!! Thanks to Janice and her "Go to" attitude!
  • Tired of it All March 20, 2017 at 9:12 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseMy local school district in South central PA just recently put this system into all of the entire district schools. I find it highly irresponsible of the school board to pass/approve the purchase of this ridiculous system (to say the least). They are increasing property taxes every year due to the school budget; however, they can find the money to install this worthless system. Furthermore; and even more idiotic is that they perform this 'security check' upon entering the school; and if 'ok', is granted permission to enter......HOWEVER, their is NO security screening by metal detectors, etc. So....I can not get approved to enter due to this 'system'; however, the person behind me (who isn't listed on Megan's Law) BUT IS CARRYING A GUN may enter the school and start shooting up the place. SO...... in the "Real World"....... which scenario is (and does) happen from time to time????? Oh yea, so much for this Raptor system protecting the students from the teachers and coaches who I am always reading about in the news having 'encounters' with students. Raptor System (aka: the biggest Scam out there). Maybe I could go to the school boards and 'Sell them an Ocean Front Property in Nevada' ...... since they are 'dumb enough' to fall for the Raptor Scam.
  • Would appeal this ruling based on Colorado ruling March 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offendersThis should be appealed using the ruling from 10th Circuit, U.S. v. Brian Von Behren (No. 15-1033), and see where it goes. No one can be compelled to answer. In addition, I would also challenge on HIPPA law violation possibility if therapy info is shared vs mandatory reporting if there is nothing to mandatorily report.
  • jo March 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law UpdateMan kills family with a knife so I will work tirelessly to ban all knives. Dude, find something else to grandstand on.
  • mike t March 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offenders"You want the truth? YOU CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!"
  • G4Change March 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm on NY: Sex Offender Uses Social Media, Murphy Calls for Megan’s Law UpdateMeanwhile, down at SCOTUS...
  • G4Change March 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offenders3/20/17 "...Cuéllar noted that California has 75,000 registered sex offenders.." 3/16/17 "In addition to discussing SB 695, the CASOMB reported that there are now 104,123 registrants on the state’s registry..." Hey, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, YOU'RE AN IDIOT! Get your ass off the bench if you can't even quote a simple statistic that was released 4 days ago before opening your pie hole!!! Seriously, can't we remove judges that are incompetent morons??????
  • brunello March 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offendersOnce again, the high-risk canard...
  • Shaking my head March 20, 2017 at 6:24 pm on CA: State high court upholds post-prison rules for sex offendersYet another big decision based upon this false belief that RSOs are high risk for recidivism. I hope this case makes it to the Supreme Court.
  • G4Change March 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm on FL: Ms. Book goes to Tallahassee, sees no conflict voting $ for Lauren’s Kids or dad’s clientsShe's a forever victim. She can do as she pleases, right?! And anyone who questions her must be soft on sex offenders. [sarcasm]
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?David Kennerly What you have learned is simply the practice of the classic form of The Conquest Ethic and within this form exits The Fear Factor as A Trigger. The "Fear Factor" is the 1st. Trigger in which all predators in the Animal Kingdom react upon & commence them to herd the Subject, the next trigger a predator waits for: Is the Subject to make a turn & move away exposing their "Back" which indicates there will be "No Fight or Resistance" or any danger of "Injury to the Predator". The Subject can now be "Easily Converted & Formed" into the "Predators Daily Bread" without Risk. What is "The Counter" to employ should a "Freedperson" be made the Subject to a Conquerer ? A: Show your True Colors and inform those "Lying in Wait" there is a High Probability of Danger or Risk. In the Human Kingdom history can demonstrate that the expression of Fear on the Face of a Subject has been Correctly or Incorrectly Infered as a Signal, Sign, or Color of Banner of Guilt. - Guilt of What? A: Guilt of a Prohabition or Sin: But what is Sin? A: Sin is at its Foundation the Fundamental Essence & Equal To a "Debit Owed a Balance Due" Once a Freedperson has "Paid in Full" a "Balance Due" a "Sin Forgotten & Forgiven" - It is Essencial to stop Projecting The Signal of Fear on Ones Face. Conclusion: The Signal of Fear SubConsciously Justifies the Police & Deputies to continue their unjustified attack. I would suggest exposing their Sins & Debits to their Faces with continued Prayer for Relief directed to: The Only Eternal Most High Father God of Abraham, Issac, & Jacob Possessor of Heaven & Earth Who formed light & created darkness... As Yehovah Lives, I speak Truth
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm on General Comments March 2017New Person you speakTruth! I concur with your Extrapolative Logic. If I may offer another expression of your observations. No offense will be taken should you not agree with I. You stated: "Compliance checks are traits of probation/parole, which is punitive." I posit: The Compliance Checks origin & Parent Roots stem from the Duty of a Offender subject to Probation/Parole Punitive Servitude. You stated: "This implies targeting of a specific person(s)/group." I posit: It is Irrefutable by Evidence of the targeting of a specific person(s)/group(s) in the Form & Function of a classic "Bill of Attainder" it being Illicit before the founding of The United States Constitution under Common Law. I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • Ron March 20, 2017 at 5:07 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryHave just been sent back from the Philippines Manila immigration will not let me in as I said in my disabled person and I've been treating really bad I ended up in hospital I just would like to see my family in the Philippines can I really help is there a way
  • American Detained in America March 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesI LOVE when politicians make these statements, it's admitting they know there's a problem and they know the registry puts people at risk! More and more ammo to get the registry abolished...keep it up!
  • Tanya March 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI agree. The public opinion seems to be moving in the direction that the sex offender registration is so diluted by people with minor crimes, the violent sexual predators are being lost in the crowd. We need to take advantage of this minor swing in public opinion to improve the lives of any offenders who have served their time. I don't even know what tier I will be. The STATIC-99 is not reliable for females, so I assume they will stick me in tier II. This may not help me, but I would love to see anyone be able to get out of this never-ending nightmare.
  • Derek March 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm on Certificate of RehabilitationRanon, Would you please e-mail me at derek982@hotmail.com I would like to speak with you about your COR and have a few questions
  • Ab March 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedThis is terrible news but thanks for getting official word. I wonder why this had been postponed at all but I suppose it doesn't matter at this point. When should we get our letters and calls in by? Will there be a gathering on the 28th to state our opposition to the Bill?
  • DRob March 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThank you. I am booking my flight this week. I'm exited and nervous at the same time, but good to hear it was a pleasant experience. I was told I still had to give a 21-day notice, so I will check into it. I'm in California. I will keep everyone posted.
  • Dan March 20, 2017 at 1:56 pm on Living with 290: Don’t give upThank you for your message, it encourages me. I have felt alone for the past six years dealing with life as a rso. I'm really happy to have found a place like this to get support and to become a part of a group willing to work toward helping our circumstance. Location : SoCal
  • kat March 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Registrants and their families should only do whatever is in their comfort zone. For some, keeping their heads down and not making waves is what feels safe, and that's OK. If you want to take the suggestion of the police and travel the back roads, I support that, you've got to do what you've got to do. But for some of us, we've had enough of standing ashamed and embarrassed in the shadows hoping no one sees us. We made a mistake, an error of judgement. We served our sentences. We've been punished. If we don't start standing up for ourselves, now, as a group of 850,000 registrants, then who will? If we continue to let other people treat us as "less than", then that's what we'll always be viewed as. I for one, am not "less than".
  • TG March 20, 2017 at 11:43 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedOK, everyone. I emailed the Public Safety Committee office today, March 20. Arnell, the guy who works there, said the bill is going to be heard on the 28th.
  • David Kennerly March 20, 2017 at 10:55 am on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Experience has taught me that the longer we passively adopt a posture of abject submission and servility the more that our government will torment us.
  • New Person March 20, 2017 at 10:44 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI could be wrong, but I thought the overarching thought by the Michigan courts was that they viewed the registration as a "regulatory scheme as a whole". Therefore, if one part fails, then all of it fails. I reviewed the five of the seven factors that the SCOTUS used to skirt around the constitution. I will list the five factors and why that particular factor fails in parenthesis (failed reason/reasons). 1. Conviction is public record, therefore registration is public. (Dismissed convictions are still subject to the registry.) 2. Registration does not cause disability or restraint. (Presence, housing, and occupational restrictions exists. One of the disabilities denoted was periodic update is an imposed affirmative disability by which the SCOTUS countered that the update was not made in person. Actually, one can use this in the court of law to show "affirmative disability" refute 1203.4 causes a disability.) 3. Registration does not promote traditional aims of punishment. (Please note all the items written in parenthesis in factor 2.) The term of registration corresponds to the danger of recidivism. (In California, all registrants must register for life. While you can petition off the registry for some, it is the fact that you were inherently designated for a lifetime term regardless of your risk assessment - ie, low level and mid-level offenders.) 4. Registration is rational and non-punitive as the recidivism rate is "high and frightening" at 80% re-offense rate. Due to the high recidivism rate, public safety is rational and non-punitive. (The recidivism rates are quite low amongst a plethora of researched based works that are substantiated. Also, Dr. Ira and Tara Ellman have disproved the 80% recidivism rate cited by the SCOTUS.) 5. Registration is not excessive with respect to the purpose of "notifying the public of a convicted class, sex offender class". (This is the easiest to prove as we can compare what was permitted in 2003 to today. The IML implies that all sex offenders are going to commit sex trafficking in other countries. The IML is not notification, but promotion. But please do note the specificity that SCOTUS has denoted "convicted sex offender" in factors 1 and 5. In California and Mississippi, your dismissed conviction still forces you to continue to be a part of the regulatory scheme.) .... Now that we have witness what smugness the SCOTUS deemed non-punitive and will never meet that threshold back in 2003, we can affirm that any regulatory scheme like registration will follow suit once again as it has already happened (this is factor 5, excessiveness). If any part of the regulatory scheme is wrong, then the whole must be abolished - this is why the SCOTUS went through the five factors as to why registration is non-punitive. The recidivism rates were the sole reason for public safety concerns in factor 4. ... After re-reading the 2003 decision, I wonder if Janice can now add anyone in California or Mississippi who has earned dismissal of their case to thwart the IML. Only those convicted are to be put upon the registry. The IML is promoting many people who, according specifically to the 2003 Smith decision, should not be on the registry. For that matter, I wonder why can't we use the 2003 Smith decision to uphold that 1203.4 gets you off the registry as the state has gone beyond what the Federal has denoted who should and should not be on the registry. Another point on 1203.4, one of the reasons why 1203.4 was struck down for registration relief was b/c it did not show any disability to the California courts. Welp, the 2003 Smith decision just said that checking in person periodically is an affirmative disability. So that's two strikes that California has disregarded to what the statute states in 1203.4.
  • Eric Knight March 20, 2017 at 10:11 am on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesWhen I sent a letter to the author of the post (of the KDVR story regarding mistaken address for RSO in Denver), he responded back and is very interested in interviewing registrants in the Denver metro area, or anywhere in Colorado, particularly those registrants whose lives have been significantly altered, including their families. Not sure how to post this request, but staff can email me for more details. Thanks.
  • New Person March 20, 2017 at 10:01 am on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Bucking the system? You mean to uphold constitutional rights? There is no wrongdoing here by the registrant. The fact the officer, speaking on behalf of the local government, has told the registrant to take a different route for a non-criminal activity is unconstitutional. This registrant didn't go seeking this event. Nope, the event was brought to the registrant, who was just doing the normal activity of driving to work. I suppose you're not seeing the re-enactment of "separate, but equal" traits here. There's a route for free people and there's a route for registrants. You realize if this registrant doesn't stand up for this, then this implicitly says the local government can do this at any bus stop. Why stop there? Oh no, a registrant at a grocery store. Oh no, a registrant at a target, wal-mart, or mall.
  • New Person March 20, 2017 at 9:45 am on General Comments March 2017Interesting find. Underlying question is... for what purpose are the Officers knocking on any registrant's door? Is there a warrant for their knocking on the door? Are they doing this for your neighbors as well? The officer's are singling out registrants who are no longer under probation/parole. Compliance checks are probation/parole traits. If the officers are knocking only on a registrant's door on that street, then facially, only that housing has been deemed a possible negative interaction has occurred. If the officers are going to every house on the same block knocking, then there is no singling out as every "free" person was subjected to the same action. So while the officers do have the right to knock on your door, we have to question the motive for knocking on the door initially as the officers have singled out your house and no other on the same block. What legal right does an officer have to single out a home without any suspicion of wrong doing? The officer does not. This implies targeting of a specific person(s)/group. This is harassment that has not been challenged. I want equal protection as a free person not under probation or parole as well as having given no reason for a compliance check of wrong doing. I want those officers to do compliance check on all homeowners on my street to make sure those home owners or renters actually do live where they say they live. Compliance checks are traits of probation/parole, which is punitive. Similarly, checking in person for your annual registration was explicitly deemed punitive in 2003 Smith decision as checking in person is also a trait of probation/parole. It was a specific example in one of the seven factors the regulatory scheme is not punitive - the registrant does not have to register in person.
  • David March 20, 2017 at 8:24 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLMy mom and I found something she likes and both stops are in the Bahamas. Does anyone have experience with Bahamas, as I'd rather look to Plan B. (not one yet) if there's a good chance they'll stop me. Thanks...
  • ma.concerned.citizen March 20, 2017 at 5:34 am on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesNot that it probably matters much, but email sent...
  • ab March 20, 2017 at 2:48 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsThank you. However I was already aware that California has an equivalent match for the federal offense I was prosecuted for. Aside from slight variations of legal language and interconnectedness between other parts of law, the law I broke federally is represented almost the exactly same under California state law. I know I would be tier one and be able to petition for removal from registration requirements after fifteen years because that's my federal registration term. Since my case was federal only a federal judge could be involved in any aspect of the case. After fifteen years my registration requirements under the law at the federal level end. When this occurs no federal judge needs to do anything to end my registration requirements it automatically happens and from then on any federal agency that had kept track of my registration will no longer do so. Which means if under California law I would have to petition to be removed from the state requirements to no longer registration after my federal requirements end that creates a weird situation. No state court or state attorney in California would know anything about my case and since its only California that requires me to register no federal court could weigh in on the matter. So if no federal court could be involved and no state court has the authority to weigh in on a federal matter who would be petitioned?
  • Charles March 20, 2017 at 1:58 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryI would like to hear from you about how you had no issues because I have gone and was turned away any insight you can give me would be appreciated
  • Mr. D March 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedSo is this proposed bill dead and no longer a concern or it simply postponed to a later date ?
  • Tired Of Hiding March 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm on General Comments March 2017Wow, can't tell you how much money I would have to pay if that were ever to become a real law...it's really the only hobby I am actually good at! 🙂
  • Tired Of Hiding March 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm on General Comments March 2017Well stated and I agree totally that the only way to make any sort change is to come out of the shadows and act out in some way be that by suing every local. state, and federal government there is over and over until we get to those bastards on the "supreme" court and finally get some actual facts used instead of the lies they bring out each election cycle to gain votes from the scared sheep who want the government to hold their hands and save them from the scary real world. Pathetic
  • Lee March 19, 2017 at 7:20 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLDavid, if you have to give 21 days notice. Don't go to those foreign places even on the cruise. You will be singled out and told you can't get off the ship. We did this and got denied to go off shore in st Martin. Officers were nice but still... my suggestion if you must, try to plan a cruise that dock in Puerto Rico or us virgin island that way if you are denied in one foreign island, at least you get to go offshore with your mother on us territories one. Those you will have no problem.
  • Lee March 19, 2017 at 7:15 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLDid your husband have to give 21 days notice?
  • Joe123 March 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesLet's be very clear: this is NOT and will NEVER be a 'free country', or any version of, as long as we have Sex offender registries with restrictions post-sentence. End of story.
  • Joseph DuBois March 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?You know, you just gave me the balls to use my real name. We cannot hang our heads anymore. We need unity, opinions on solutions (not problems). I wish circumstances were better for me, but if Janice et all needed someone in San Diego county for anything, I will be there. Give me a job to do. We need to stop the harassment.
  • Paul March 19, 2017 at 6:07 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLUnfortunately, there is no definitive way to answer your question. It's Europe, which bodes well for you. You're entering through Paris, which is also in your favor as many others here have stated that they have had no issues entering via Paris. And you'll be arriving in Budapest as a domestic passenger (assuming you're departing from Paris). So everything is in your favor. The unfortunate reality, however, is that one never really knows until they arrive. Safe travels. And report back your success (or possible lack thereof).
  • Joe123 March 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm on Americans Favor ‘Rehabilitation’ Over Jail Time, Survey FindsWell said
  • NotLikingCA March 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?We are giving the RSO the benefit of the doubt here and assuming he was only noticed because it was a red car rather than doing something suspicious. Okay fine. Even given the benefit of the doubt, I'd still take a different route. To answer the rhetorical "what if" question, the RSO would continue to be harassed by law enforcement, would not win any judgements, and would be first suspect if anything ever happened at that school. Alternatively, he could take a route that is 30 seconds longer. I don't think we need to live in fear or let this affect our entire life, but my experience has taught me that the ones who keep their head down fair a lot better than the people who need to insist on being right all of the time. So, if someone wants to buck the system, I wish them all the success in the world, but it won't be me.
  • Lee March 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLWe have a trip coming up from US-Paris-Budapest. Will we have any issues into our destination Budapest? I have to provide the 21 days notice due to Megan's law. Thanks!
  • Eric Knight March 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesHere is an ancillary story. This is about a person who lived at a house that is the location of a previous tenant who was required to register. Sex offender registry mix-up puts wrong house on map (http://kdvr.com/2017/03/17/sex-offender-registry-mix-up-puts-wrong-house-on-map/) Key phrase: "My worry is that somebody might want to come by and hurt me," (homeowner Ray Crawford said, before adding, "They can’t tell the difference between blue-eyed Ray and blue-eyed Ray, same name, same last initial." As a final insult, they did not include the current homeowners picture, but they DID include a reproduction of the registrant's CURRENT address along with his picture, so I guess the news reporter wants to make sure that someone will go out and hurt him, BASED upon what the "wronged" homeowner fears.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21My Prayers For Relief go with Janice & Company. I petition The only One Eternal Most High in Heaven be with us tomorrow, May Yehovah shine His face to us & give us peace. As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • LM March 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesI reserve the right to feel and be safe in my own home just like educators believe children should feel safe at school so they can learn.
  • Ron March 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsAK As long as your 288 was an attempt you are eligible. I had an attorney prepare mine but it went through with no protest from the DA or judge. But like I said, only attempted lewd acts are eligible.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm on General Comments March 2017Drummer I would suggest removing any Doorbells or Knockers and posting "No Trespassing" signs at your Domicile as close to the property line as possible to clearly Give Notice to law enforcement officials & the public at large that there: :Include the following on the Posted Sign: 1. Exist No Implied License or Permit to approach the front door of the Home. 2. Exist No Traditional Invitation or Permit to come upon the Property, Home, & it's Curtilage or Homestall. It would be to your & your beloved wife a Profit & Peace of Mind to Install a Video Surveillance System to document any violation of yours or your families Rights & Titles enumerated by The Constitution of the United States Of The American's. Should there be any violations by any Government Official or Agent on behalf then a Case can be filed to obtain a Court Order of Restraint upon the Wicked Servants. I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • Justice For All March 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm on General Comments March 2017I suspect that it has to do with being unable to have regular contact with convicts/ sex offenders when one is under probation or parole. That condition was very specific under probation.
  • Bill March 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm on Home Compliance ChecksDelta county. I have decided to no longer answer the door when they come. I have always answered the door because I always thought maybe there is some emergency. I've told my wife I am no longer playing along with them, she can answer the door if she wants but I'll not go to it, and for her to not let them in. She agrees with me, I'm tired of it all
  • Timmr March 19, 2017 at 11:27 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsSorry, I wasn't able to express the nuanced point I was trying to make. It is a conundrum. Let me use an analogy. You first said we should irritate, but stay out of supporting the the CASOMB, I think that is what you where saying. Takes a grain of sand to make a pearl. If you coddle the clam, you maybe get nothing. The organization may get a seat on the CASOMB, but alienate those who are the constituents needed to further fight to reduce the registry, those left on the registry, the 2's and 3's and even 1's who can not get approval to get off because of their DA's or find that the length of the tiers has been lengthened.
  • mike r March 19, 2017 at 11:23 am on General Comments March 2017check out the about us page on the judicial crisis network. .. https://judicialnetwork.com/about-jcn/ I just sent them this and I think everyone should send them something similar. To whom it may concern... I am emailing or posting this in hopes that it will be passed around so that I might bring to light facts and concerns surrounding a serious issue. There is an epidemic of bad policy coming from the government that is causing great harm to millions of people in this country and needs to be made public and which must be addressed. I am labeled a sex offender. I am one of those people who most people consider as monsters lurking in the bushes or stalking parks and schools searching for future victims. I was convicted for talking to an underage girl over the Internet with whom I never had any physical contact with almost 15 years ago. I am not attempting to minimize my culpability or to down play the seriousness of my offense but am simply trying to educate people about the facts surrounding this issue. I haven’t re-offended or ever considered re-offending. I did my time, finished extensive parole without any incidents, payed off my $15000 child support, and am in my sixth semester of college. I am a father and grandfather, an uncle and brother, engaged to be married, and all these people love me from the bottom of their hearts…Does this sound like a monster that needs to be ostracized for life or shot or locked up forever like a lot of people suggest? If anyone says yes then you have absolutely no interest in facts and have absolutely no humanity left in your cold dead hearts… The fact is none of these failed policies have achieved any positive results and have absolutely nothing to do with why I haven’t re-offended. If I wanted to re-offend I would care less about any of these laws and not one of them would prevent me from doing so…That's a fact …These laws only affect those individuals who want to be law abiding citizens and have no effect on the monsters people claim they are all concerned about...Zero effect… I do agree with those of you that feel that people who attack and rape children or adults should be locked up for an appropriate amount of time and subjected to intensive treatment before ever having a chance to be released,(which they are already, and the worst of the worst usually never get out), and if they re-offend lock them up and throw away the key…But do you really want our limited law enforcement resources wasted on a guy like me or would you rather have that money put into monitoring the high risk offenders and into programs that actually help prevent sexual abuse before it happens? These laws are absolutely useless, are a waste of tax payer dollars, and are a misplaced use of valuable law enforcement and governmental agency resources. Here are some facts from the leading authorities on this subject which indicate that there is no need or justification for these laws. California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) End of Year Report 2014. (page 13) Under the current system many local registering agencies are challenged just keeping up with registration paperwork. It takes an hour or more to process each registrant, the majority of whom are low risk offenders. As a result law enforcement cannot monitor higher risk offenders more intensively in the community due to the sheer numbers on the registry. Some of the consequences of lengthy and unnecessary registration requirements actually destabilize the lives of registrants and those -such as families- whose lives are often substantially impacted. Such consequences are thought to raise levels of known risk factors while providing no discernible benefit in terms of community safety. The full report is available online at. http://www.casomb.org/index.cfm?pid=231 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs United States of America. The overall conclusion is that Megan’s law has had no demonstrated effect on sexual offenses in New Jersey, calling into question the justification for start-up and operational costs. Megan’s Law has had no effect on time to first rearrest for known sex offenders and has not reduced sexual reoffending. Neither has it had an impact on the type of sexual reoffense or first-time sexual offense. The study also found that the law had not reduced the number of victims of sexual offenses. The full report is available online at. https://www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx? ID=247350 The University of Chicago Press for The Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago and The University of Chicago Law School Article DOI: 10.1086/658483 Conclusion. The data in these three data sets do not strongly support the effectiveness of sex offender registries. The national panel data do not show a significant decrease in the rate of rape or the arrest rate for sexual abuse after implementation of a registry via the Internet. The BJS data that tracked individual sex offenders after their release in 1994 did not show that registration had a significantly negative effect on recidivism. And the D.C. crime data do not show that knowing the location of sex offenders by census block can help protect the locations of sexual abuse. This pattern of non-effectiveness across the data sets does not support the conclusion that sex offender registries are successful in meeting their objectives of increasing public safety and lowering recidivism rates. The full report is available online at. http://www.jstor.org/stable/full/10.1086/658483 These are not isolated conclusions but are the same outcomes in the majority of conclusions and reports on this subject from multiple government agencies and throughout the academic community. People, including the media and other organizations should not rely on and reiterate the statements and opinions of the legislators or other people as to the need for these laws because of the high recidivism rates and the high risk offenders pose to the public which simply is not true and is pure hyperbole and fiction. They should rely on facts and data collected and submitted in reports from the leading authorities and credible experts in the fields such as the following. California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) Sex offender recidivism rate for a new sex offense is 0.8% (page 30) The full report is available online at http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Adult_Research_Branch/Research_Documents/2014_Outcome_Evaluation_Report_7-6-2015.pdf Document Title: Indiana’s Recidivism Rates Decline for Third Consecutive Year BY: Indiana Department of Correction 2009. The recidivism rate for sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05%, one of the lowest in the nation. In a time when sex offenders continue to face additional post-release requirements that often result in their return to prison for violating technical rules such as registration and residency restrictions, the instances of sex offenders returning to prison due to the commitment of a new sex crime is extremely low. Findings: sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05% Link to Report: http://www.in.gov/idoc/files/RecidivismRelease.pdf CA 00.8% The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) “2014 Outcome Evaluation Report“ http://californiarsol.org/2015/08/new-cdcr-report-reduces-rate-of-re-offense-to-less-than-1-percent. CA figure 11 01.9% California sex offender management Board 2012 in looking at this one I realize that this is another attempt to increase the visual concept of a higher reoffend rate than actually exists you will note in table 11 , that there are 8490 released sex offenders and that 5870 are returned to prison or 69.1% going onto figure 11. The pie chart does not represent the 8490 but rather represents the 5870. When you take this into account and do the math. 1.9% of 5870 comes out to 111 and 111 people involved in the new sex crime, out of 8490 comes out to an actual reoffend rate of 1.3%. This is just another way that the government is using razzle-dazzle techniques. In doing their statistical analysis. https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8943&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf More state studies; CT page 9 01,7% And prisoners with no prior sex crime are six times more likely to be involved in a new sex crime Recidivism among sex offenders in Connecticut, State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Criminal Justice Policy & Planning Division, February 15, 2012 DE Table 26 03.1% REARREST 6 offenders and on table 27 3 Offenders were not found guilty of a crime that makes the percentage of people convicted of a new sex crime. 01.5%. Rearrests should never be used as a determining factor. Delaware Sex Offenders, Profiles and Criminal Justice System Outcomes, January 2008 https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8622&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IA page 7 #4 “With the overall recidivism for sex offenses as low as 2% “ Iowa Sex Offender Research Council Report to the Iowa General Assembly January 22, 2009 https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8618&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IA ARREST 02.3% page 7 Iowa Department of Corrections Report to the Board of Corrections Third in a series of reports highlighting issues contributing to corrections population growth April 2006 Sex Offenders https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8616&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IN bottom of page “1.05%of identified sex offender’s recidivated for a new sex crime within 3 years.” Indiana Department of Correction Recidivism Rates Decrease for 3rd Consecutive Year https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8935&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf IA table 4 0.3% new sex crime THE IOWA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AND RECIDIVISM Iowa Department of Human Rights Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=A754C96E86E37F71!8617&cid=a754c96e86e37f71&app=WordPdf MI 8/10 of 1% three-year study has come out of Michigan looking at the number of people on parole that were returned to prison for new crimes they found that of the sex offenders who were released from prison and found that they were involved in the new sexually related crime at 8/10 of 1%, or in other words, that 99.2% DID NOT Reoffend in the new sex crime. And that they had the lowest reoffend rate of all the criminal classes released. The full report is here http://nationalrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CAPPS.pdf. Document Title: SEX OFFENDER SENTENCING IN WASHINGTON STATE: RECIDIVISM RATES BY: Washington State Institute For Public Policy. A study of 4,091 sex offenders either released from prison or community supervision form 1994 to 1998 and examined for 5 years Findings: Sex Crime Recidivism Rate: 2.7% Link to Report: http://www.oncefallen.com/files/Washington_SO_Recid_2005.pdf Document Title: Indiana's Recidivism Rates Decline for Third Consecutive Year BY: Indiana Department of Correction 2009. The recidivism rate for sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05%, one of the lowest in the nation. In a time when sex offenders continue to face additional post-release requirements that often result in their return to prison for violating technical rules such as registration and residency restrictions, the instances of sex offenders returning to prison due to the commitment of a new sex crime is extremely low. Findings: sex offenders returning on a new sex offense was 1.05% Link to Report: http://www.in.gov/idoc/files/RecidivismRelease.pdf Once again, these are not isolated conclusions but are the same outcomes in the majority of reports on this subject from multiple government agencies and throughout the academic community. Then we have those that are attempting to use under-reporting to justify the existence of the registry which is another myth and misrepresentation of the facts. This type of misinformation that is based on hearsay and not on facts or evidence is also being used in order to create harsher penalties or further punishments. These laws only effect people who have already paid for their crime by loss of their freedom through incarceration and are now attempting to reenter society as honest citizens. Once again I want to emphasize that these laws only effect innocent family members and those individuals who most just want a second chance to become a respectable, productive and law abiding citizen and have absolutely zero effect on anyone who's interested and intent on committing a crime. No one can doubt that child sexual abuse is traumatic and devastating. The question is not whether the state has an interest in preventing such harm, but whether current laws are effective in doing so. Megan's law is a failure and is destroying families and their children's lives and is costing tax payers millions upon millions of dollars. The following is just one study showing examples of the estimated cost just to implement SORNA, which many states refused to do. This list doesn't include the cost to maintain the entire registration processes for the plethora of official state and federal agencies that is a product of these laws. From Justice Policy Institute. Estimated cost to implement SORNA Here are some of the estimates made in 2009 expressed in 2014 current dollars: California, $66M; Florida, $34M; Illinois, $24M; New York, $35M; Pennsylvania, $22M; Texas, $44M. In 2014 dollars, Virginia’s estimate for implementation was $14M, and the annual operating cost after that would be $10M. For the US, the total is $547M. That’s over half a billion dollars – every year – for something that doesn’t work. http://www.justicepolicy.org/images/upload/08-08_FAC_SORNACosts_JJ.pdf. None of these failed policies have not achieved any positive results in the US and are in fact destroying the lives of thousands upon thousands of innocent children and their families because one of their parents or family members are on such a registry. There has not been a single incidence in which a person was apprehended or prevented from committing a crime anywhere or anytime in this country because of any of these laws. Please take the time to research all the real facts and evidence on this subject and all the collateral damages to individuals and thier family members that are being caused by these laws. You don't have to take my word for it, just watch what the experts say.... https://youtu.be/GBoy2FB27yg Thank you for your time.
  • Timmr March 19, 2017 at 11:04 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsA quote for New Person: "April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers." DISBELIEF: Registrants in northern areas may recognize the emotions generated in the first stanza of T.S. Elliot's poem, "The Waste Land". Here in sunny Southern California it may read “March is the cruelest month.” When the hills turn from pallid yellow to vibrant green, the registrants know another year is plodding forward with more of the same. Another year facing the prospect of what new vile laws will spring out of the legislative docket, another year when the officer knocks on their door to remind them they are not allowed the freedoms of other citizens. It is also the tax season, and the depression of not having enough money to pay their taxes is better than not having an income at all because of the registry, is better than not having shelter to keep out the wet sky over their homeless heads. Here in America, land of dreams come true and promises fulfilled! DENIAL: On the other hand, this year can be the best year ever if I just don't stir the ant nest to much and plan for success. Things do get better, the pendulum swings without our constant prodding. Maybe we all need to just cool off and smell the roses, take and iced tea and act as if this year is going to be the best ever. A TRADE OFF: I can live with this. Just means I have to be embarrassed once in awhile and take a lower job than I know I can do. I don't have to be able to go to all the countries of the world. Be thankful we can go to any or are not in jail. ANGER: If you are annoyed by my pessimism then please read something else. People are dying because of this registry and the assurance that wait and things will improve does not go far enough for many; and as long as the Constitution allows this to be a form of regulation, then the laws will propagate fear and resentment in the registrant and his family. GUILT: This is not an indictment of those sacrificing their lives to help out, things would be even worse if they simple left us to enjoy the desert wildflowers or the beach and got on with their own dreams. It is a reminder, just like tax season, that the penalties are still there, there is a lot more to do to weed out the last noxious germ of registrant regulation. I am sure I am not doing enough myself. DOWNER: I am depressed too, New Person. Already there has been SB26 and AB558 popping up. Also the officers approached my gate. They always pick an otherwise beautiful day to approach, although I seem to have developed a premonition that they are going to show up. Maybe I just expect things to have been different after paying my dues and being a law abiding citizen. Those who are not subject to such regular invasions of the last space we can call our own in this regulatory prison-scape should not be expected to understand why we push to have them banned. WHAT IF? I am sure, New Person, that you, like me have developed an emotional resilience. I go through the stages of grief pretty quickly now and have become skilled in working through them, mainly through writing. It is not as bad as it looks, but still bad. SB26 and AB558 have been canned for now. There is a bill to potentially relieve many from the viscous cycle of registration. And there is still the taint of IML hanging around like a fart in a sealed room. Many are finding a new purpose in activism and have surmounted the odds to find good employment and partake of the general bounty this country can still afford to many. Keep thinking and acting to the fullest of your ability. What more is there?
  • Timmr March 19, 2017 at 10:55 am on Home Compliance ChecksOh, sorry. Yes.
  • pgm111 March 19, 2017 at 10:30 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedI was convicted of one count of CP in federal court (San Jose) back in 2008. I was not on the CA registry until September 2016. What explains this? Can anyone explain why I was not on for three years after lock-up and now I am on the site? I am happy you are not on the public registry but why not? Any info is helpful. Thanks.
  • New Person March 19, 2017 at 10:27 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsActually, the SCOTUS said it's not punishment under specific rulings in 2003. SCOTUS used a 7 factored threshold about regulatory scheme v punishment. Of those 7, they focused on 5 factors. Link: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/538/84/case.html A review of the 5 main factors: 1. "the Act's stigma results not from public display for ridicule and shaming but from the dissemination of accurate information about a criminal record, most of which is already public." Implication: Only your conviction is the reason why one is on the registry. 2. "Second, the Act does not subject respondents to an affirmative disability or restraint." Examples of this are housing, presence, and occupational restrictions. And there's this direct quote as well, "Also unavailing is that court's assertion that the periodic update requirement imposed an affirmative disability. The Act, on its face, does not require these updates to be made in person." 3. "Third, the Act does not promote the traditional aims of punishment. While the Act does differentiate between individuals convicted of aggravated or multiple offenses and those convicted of a single nonaggravated offense, these broad categories and the reporting requirement's corresponding length are reasonably related to the danger of recidivism, and this is consistent with the regulatory objective." Note the proponent for this third act is the "recidivism rate" and there is differentiation between those convicted - not a blanket penalty/disability. 4. " Fourth, the Act has a rational connection to a legitimate nonpunitive purpose, public safety, which is advanced by alerting the public to the risk of sex offenders in their community. That the Act may not be narrowly drawn to accomplish the stated purpose is not dispositive, since such imprecision does not suggest that the Act's nonpunitive purpose is a "sham or mere pretext." " The pretense is sex offenders have a high recidivism rate and it's simply conjecture that these non-punitive measures will ever amount to punishment b/c they never have occurred (the same line of thinking with the IML and ripeness). 5. "Fifth, the regulatory scheme is not excessive with respect to the Act's purpose. The State's determination to legislate with respect to convicted sex offenders as a class, rather than require individual determination of their dangerousness, does not render the Act punitive. Moreover, the wide dissemination of offender information does not render the Act excessive, given the general mobility of the population. The question here is not whether the legislature has made the best choice possible to address the problem it seeks to remedy, but whether the regulatory means chosen are reasonable in light of the nonpunitive objective. The Act meets this standard." Here, the SCOTUS actually labeled the regulatory scheme a scheme that affects a "class", not individuals. Recall, all sex offenders have an 80% recidivism rate. Therefore, the SCOTUS can generalize all sex offenders into one class. ******************************************** Today in California: 1. 1203.4 conviction dismissal removes your conviction from the public as it no longer exists. But you still have to register as a sex offender. This runs contrary to 2003 application. 2. There apparently where no restrictions to movement, housing, or employment in 2003. You were not subjected to show up in person to register either in 2003. Guess what now? Janice and team had to fight presence restrictions and housing restrictions, but some housing restrictions exists. There is an employment restriction (such as a janitor at a school). You do have to show up in person to register nowadays. 3. Recidivism risk assessment rates are the determinant for the corresponding length of registering. In the 2003 decision, the number bandied about recidivism rates for sex offenders was 80%. CASOMB revealed under 1% for the past two years. Around 1% for the past four years, partly because they designated 'not registering' as a re-offense offense. Yet in California, your risk assessment is just lipstick on a pig b/c you are subjected to a lifetime term of registering. That completely runs contrary to the corresponding length noted in the 2003 decision. 4. Public Safety is the reason why the registry can exist b/c of the 80% recidivism rate. According to many research work, sex offenders have the second lowest recidivism rates among all convicts. Guess this renders the Public Safety notion quite moot. I mean, many will contest some incidences go unreported, but the same can be said of murderers, and yet they're still the lowest recidivism rate. 5. SCOTUS stated that registrants do not need to be treated individually, but rather as a class. Why? Because of the 80% recidivism false fact they utilized. If 80% of that convicted population is re-offending, then we can classify them as one group/class. The SCOTUS does not see this as punitive to treat registrants as a class, rather than individual citizens. We now know the true recidivism rates. But we also know it is this factor that makes a blanket statement on all registrants. ********************************************* Factor 5 is very surprising. The SCOTUS grouped all sex offenders as one class. They literally said we can use Bill of Attainder for the mistreatment of individualized citizens. Anyhow, Michigan's Snyder case does compare what is occurring now with what was levied at 2003 decision. Everything levied at 2003 has been proven wrong today. We are not individual citizens with the 2003 decision. We are a class... a second level class of people who do not deserve to be treated as individuals. The SCOTUS' 2003 decision said it is LEGAL TO TREAT REGISTRANTS AS SECOND LEVEL GROUP. The SCOTUS did trample on our constitutional rights and bent over backwards to do so. They did so with unsubstantiated statistics. They permitted involuntary servitude after custody ended. They denounced us as individuals and regulated all of us as second level people - not citizens, b/c citizens have individual rights. SCOTUS made permanent that re-integration into society would not be possible because they used incorrect facts as well as no longer thought of us as individual citizens with US constitutional protections. We are forever monsters by the SCOTUS 2003 decision. And it is promulgated into the IML. okay... this realization has made me even more depressed.
  • Tony March 19, 2017 at 9:58 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsThe bill, as its currently written, would match a person up with the closest California version of the offense. This would then be used to decide the tier. If there's no equivalent, then the person would be put in tier 2. This is how it's written for out of state people. Not sure about federal.
  • New Person March 19, 2017 at 9:29 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThat would be great if you can discover those statutes! I'd be thankful if you can share them. Still, the point stands about 1203.4 and exceptions to 1203.4 benefits - nowhere is it listed within 1203.4 as specifically stated the exceptions are listed "and as noted below". The law favors the layman's interpretations. I'm simply identifying any registered layman has a rightful stake in the interpretation of the law. Also note, in 1203.4, it does inform you which sex offenses cannot apply for 1203.4. Why is that in this statute as opposed to a parallel statute? What's the purpose of specifically including this exception within 1203.4 and not including the continuance to register? The law becomes contrarian and layman logic points that the only exceptions need to exist within 1203.4. Yet judges are human. Will the judge(s) actually follow the rule of law that renders a convoluted law with contrarian actions to favor the layman's interpretation? If you read the law as it is from a layman's POV and also notice there are specific exceptions to registrants, but not the continuance to register, then the law is confusing if one has to register. The statute is a contract. I expect the law to uphold said contract. I did not write the law, but I am making sure the government upholds the specifically written contract. It is not my fault the lawmakers were "ignorant of the law" to not include the continuance to register as the law states the only exceptions are noted within 1203.4, specifically, "... and as noted below" verbiage. A parallel example... Miranda rights exists for all. Another statute says that Miranda rights cannot be applied to registrants. Welp, there is a conflict. 1203.4 benefits exists for all convicts (with specific exceptions written within the law). Another statute stats that 1203.4 benefits cannot be applied to registrants. Crazy when you substitute a different law in place of 1203.4 and how terrible it truly looks. It seems there is no equality if you're a registrant.
  • AK March 19, 2017 at 9:29 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsRon, I have the same exact charge. Convicted in 2010. It's been 7 years. How did you go about getting yours expunged? I would love to do the same thing. Any info would be great! Thanks!!
  • jo March 19, 2017 at 9:15 am on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesanitka@leg.state.vt.us I encourage ALL of you to write her a nice respectful note. Encourage her to keep ALL her constituents safe.
  • New Person March 19, 2017 at 9:10 am on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesI'm perplexed here. What does the Sen. mean by "innocent"? A person that is no longer under custody should receive the same freedoms as his/her neighbor. Transpose that to say someone in California whose conviction has been dismissed and they are, in the eyes of the law based upon conviction, now innocent. Then again, California did amend its laws to still state that those who received the 1203.4 are not innocent still. That really is alarming when put under those parallel parameters.
  • mike t March 19, 2017 at 8:22 am on General Comments March 2017Make it retroactive and they can build high-speed rails all over the state.
  • mike t March 19, 2017 at 7:42 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseWhile I was on parole, I was shackled with a GPS monitoring device around my ankle. At first I was under High-control or active monitoring which meant each time I drove past a school or park it triggered a proximity alert directly to my parole officer. A quick run to the store would take me past two schools and a park triggering six alerts on a round trip. There were alternative routes, but I wanted my monies worth. Hypothetically, the GPS monitoring company could boast their value and create wide spread panic by advertising the thousands of alerts triggered by blokes like me traveling near "child safety zones".
  • kat March 19, 2017 at 6:56 am on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesSen. Alice Nitka worries that posting an inaccurate address could cause potential harassment or harm to an innocent person living at that address. Well Senator, what about potential harassment and harm to a registrant (who has served their time) or their spouse and children living at an accurate address? Is that OK with you? Think before you issue statements that make you look like a fool.
  • C J March 19, 2017 at 5:48 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsMississippi is lawless too AJ. Yes, that case was judged correctly but they have discredited PC1203.4 just like California does. See this: http://cases.justia.com/mississippi/supreme-court/2014-2013-ca-01018-sct.pdf?ts=1403809893. Here is the Mississippi statute: § 45-33-47(4) as annotated in Mississippi Code of Law The offender will be required to continue registration for any sex offense conviction unless the conviction is set aside in any post-conviction proceeding, the offender receives a pardon, the charge is dismissed or the offender has received a court order pursuant to this section relieving him of the duty to register. Upon submission of the appropriate documentation to the department of one (1) of these occurrences, registration duties will be discontinued. Mississippi can't even legally document a conviction exists in this case, required by their own law, but it doesn't stop lawless judicial decisions when that little three letter word is inserted into the matter at hand. Mississippi has good law on the books but even their own supreme court won't follow it. That's not better than California, arguably worse. California has some bad law on the books that undermines good law such as PC1203.4. Lets hope after three plus decades they correct that glaring statutory contradiction.
  • David M March 19, 2017 at 5:41 am on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesWe are really seen as property. Prisoners, probation and parole are really property also. We don't have the same rights as free people nor do we have the same safety allowances or concerns when making laws. All of us can be arrested for failure to register at whim. My weight flexuates daily and I just can't afford nor am I able to report when I drop or gain a few pounds. Could we get charged for failure to register by not updating weight? What about a few pounds? This story illustrates they realize they endanger our families. They just don't care. Time is not a registered citizens friend. Every year it gets harder to survive and to reintragate into society. I have been on the registry for over fifteen years and I face more restrictions now then when I was on probation.
  • John March 19, 2017 at 4:55 am on Living with 290: BannedJust got disembarked from a RC cruise out of Australia for being an RO. I've always had freedom of passage out of my own country. They escorted DW and DD crying. Left us on the curb with nothing.
  • ab March 19, 2017 at 4:11 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI'm still at a loss for how the state of California if a tiered registry becomes law will deal with registrants petitioning for removal from the registry whose cases are federal or did not involve a California state court. My registration requirements under federal law end after fifteen years. Who would I petition to be no longer required to register in California?
  • Lake County March 19, 2017 at 2:45 am on General Comments March 2017I couldn't resist posting this. This woman is nuts. Texas bill would fine men $100 each time they masturbate. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/health/abortion-texas-lawmaker-trnd/index.html
  • Lake County March 19, 2017 at 12:15 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsWow, that question is way beyond the advise you can get here. You would probably need a maritime attorney for that. Issues like leaving CA boundaries, residing in International, Federal or other State waters. The need to prove locations through the ship's manifest perhaps. It's up to you to submit satisfactory proof of continuous residency in California to apply for COR or removal from the tiered registry. I assume you're now registered in CA. Proof like rent receipts, utility bills or anything else you normally submit when you do your yearly CA registration. I imagine if the Coast Guard boards your ship, they could check your documents and they would likely check to be sure you're complying to their interpretation of the residency rules. Good luck and check with an attorney.
  • Drummer March 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm on General Comments March 2017Can't we start a fund to stop these compliance checks. They'll be knocking on my door next month and my wife and I are already tensed and stressed out. I'm not on parole or probation. 22 year old expunged case with exclusion. Home owners of 17 years now. They know I live here because I verified it over and over every damn year when I go in for my annual. So crazy!!
  • LM March 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesSen. Alice Nitka, D-Windsor, is concerned that posting inaccurate addresses could lead to harassment or even violence against innocent people She just basically told on herself and spilled the beans. They actually WANT our houses to get shot through, burned down and have us get culled, THEN the public can then sit back and laugh while saying: "good riddance, one down or they had it coming.." The ineptitude and glib arrogance surrounding Megan's Law is beyond disgusting and has turned me into a full-blown misanthropist (especially against mothers who think they reserve the right to circumvent my privacy, safety and security).
  • HOOKSCAR March 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm on Home Compliance Checks@Timmr I know that I have left you my contact # ending in 5999 via email. Please give me a call. The email is josephdubois@live.com. I no longer use my email address. Live in Lakeside.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 18, 2017 at 10:21 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsToday's climate is that the Supreme Court says it is not punishment. Both state and federal high courts. They both have ruled it can all be retroactive. And it is retroactive all the way back to 1944.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJust a correction, and no intent to diminish. And first I say, I highly respect Janice et al, I consider her a godsend whether I agree with her or not. That said, you overstate when you say her background is as a lifelong fighter against registration. No, her background is as an aerospace lawyer. She is more recently turned to this fight -- gee, how long has the group been around now, maybe a decade, not sure even that long? And I very much thank her for doing so and for all her efforts.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of Registrants1203.4 has never said anything about registration. In past years, that was a separate statute, separate from both 1203.4 and 290 (I'd have to look up that old statute number). It said you did not have to register if you had 1203.4 relief for either a felony or a misdemeanor. First, they took out the word "felony," and later they nixed the entire clause, meaning "misdemeanor" too. And a few years ago, what remains of that statute was merged into 290. And at this point, you will find it difficult to even trace that history. And none of the legislators in the Legislature today were in that office when expungement was lifted as a release from registration, I doubt any or much of any of them even know.
  • Mr. D March 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm on Home Compliance ChecksHi Bill - I am extremely disheartened to hear of the pain that you had to go through. If you don't mind I would love to know either the city or county in which you were suffering this pain through .
  • ReadyToFight March 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesWow.....just wow. I would find this hilarious if I wasn't absolutely disgusted and ashamed of people like this Sen Alice that find it within reason to paint a bullseye on a registrant and their kids.
  • JoeHillsGhost March 18, 2017 at 6:57 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesKey passage that needs to be emphasized to all people everywhere - because it applies to all states: Karen Tronsgard-Scott, executive director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, would rather Vermont not have an online sex offender registry at all, because she says the money could be used for better purposes. "There is huge public desire for a sex offender registry, but it’s a false solution," Tronsgard-Scott said in a telephone interview. Tronsgard-Scott said that there is no evidence that sex offender registries make communities safer. Tronsgard-Scott added that posting people's addresses would only make them "social pariahs" in a community when they may need treatment and support. "Think of how much money we’re spending on a sex offender registry," she said. "And we’re not doing it well."
  • newby March 18, 2017 at 6:49 pm on General Comments March 2017What does being on parole or probation have to do with your job offer?
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 18, 2017 at 6:17 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesGuest I concur, you Speak Truth! Senator Alice Nitka D-Windsor Is Revealing & Confirming A Fact & A Reality that it is Legal & Permissible for all Governments of The United States Of The American's to discrimination Against a small set & Minority Citizens & Their Families in placing Their Lives in Terrible Violent Danger at The Hands of the Majority! I Brand & Call these "Deed's" as nothing less than A "Coliseum Justice" A "Counterfeit Justice" for the Masses to Consume & make a Forum of their Daily Bread. I Speak Truth I call Heaven & Earth to bear witness in The Court of The Most High Creator Who formed light & created darkness. As Yahovah Lives, so should we
  • Michael March 18, 2017 at 6:07 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesMost child victims are abused by someone they know and trust. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network [http://nctsn.org/nctsn_assets/pdfs/caring/ChildSexualAbuseFactSheet.pdf] and National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse confirm this. The results of a three-state study of reported rape survivors under age 12 revealed the following about offenders: 96% were known to their victims 50% were acquaintances or friends 20% were fathers 16% were relatives 4% were strangers Knowing the address of an offender who is not within the child's circle is not going to protect a child from a child abuser. In order to ensure that a child is safe, we need to make everyone in that child's circle register -- parents, siblings and other family members, the trusted neighbor, friend, teacher and church member. ....
  • Michael March 18, 2017 at 5:54 pm on FL: Oppose SB 1558 which can take away children from parents (Call to Action)Lauren Book is a FL legislator, and apparently new at it. More than likely trying to make a name for herself at the expense of the children and families of Florida. Personally, I don't see how a law such as this could pass constitutional muster. It's that old slippery slope argument. First people convicted of possession of CP, then what, drunk drivers or marijuana users? ....
  • Bill March 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm on Home Compliance ChecksWell onight is my third time this year, I'm getting very tired of this crap. I am not on parole I am not on probation and I am always current with their BS registration. The state police that came to the door tonight told me they have the right to disrupt my privacy after I told him this was private property and he did not have a warrant.
  • Guest March 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm on VT: Years later, sex offender registry lacks addressesSen. Alice Nitka, D-Windsor, is concerned that posting inaccurate addresses could lead to harassment or even violence against innocent people. "The big problem is the wrong address puts people in terrible danger," Nitka said. ... so, what she is saying is that posting the correct address puts guilty (current / present tense(!)) people, and their families / children, in terrible danger - but expectedly, purposely and deservedly so. Such statements by State level elected officials are GOLD. Pure GOLD.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm on General Comments March 2017Peering Through A Window Next to A Front Door is A Fourth Amendment Search, as is a Sniff of the Nose. Application of Florida v. Jardines (March 26, 2013), which holds that bringing a drug-sniffing dog up to the front door of a home for a “sniff” of the front door area is a Fourth Amendment search. A 2013 decision in Powell v. State of Florida, officers went up to the front door of a mobile home and knocked. When there was no answer, they took a step off the front steps and peered through a window at eye level about two feet from the front steps. Peering in, the officers saw marijuana growing under lamps in the home; they later obtained a warrant based on that viewing and searched the home. The State Intermediate Court held that peering into the window was A Fourth Amendment Search that required a warrant. Going up to the front door and knocking was fine, but peering through the window off of the front steps was not okay under the Jones Trespass/Intrusion Test: The deputies . . . deviated from established norms by entering upon that portion of the property directly in front of the window. Nothing in their testimony or the record establishes any license to do that. The officers had to step off the front door step, move two feet to the left, and position themselves directly in front of the window, their faces no more than a foot away. At that point they were “Virtually Within The Home” without “Breaking Its Close”. Because they physically entered a part of the Curtilage where they had No Right or Title to be for the “Purpose of Gaining Information”, “The Intrusion Test is Met”. The court has held that the “Jones Trespass/Intrusion Test” is the easiest way to resolve the case: “Cases involving warrantless searches of the home or Curtilage may be somewhat easier to analyze under the intrusion approach because the property interests are generally better defined.” (The court also concludes that the Jones test is best characterized as being about Physical “Intrusion” not “Trespass.”) The court also holds that this was a search under the “Katz Privacy Test”: Similarly, the State’s evidence lacked any indicia that the privacy of the mobile home’s kitchen area had been diminished by its occupants. No evidence exists that Powell or Wilbourn knowingly exposed the interior of their home where the plants were located to the public view or “Impliedly Licensed” the general public to peer in their front window from a foot away. No evidence was presented that the kitchen area (where the plants were located) could be seen from the public roadway, from the pathway leading to the front door, or from the front door itself. Instead, the plants could only be seen from outside the home by stepping away from the front door, placing officers within a hand’s width of the window pane, “Casting Their View” rightward at an acute angle. As in Olivera, Powell and Wilbourn “could reasonably expect that no one would observe or overhear [their] activities” from just outside their window. It’s true that the window was right near the front door. But the Fact that The Officers “Stepped Off The Front Porch” meant that it “Exceeded the Implied Permission of The Homeowners Rights & Titles": We cannot agree . . . that stepping off a porch, even a few feet, onto portions of the “Curtilage where Persons are Uninvited” and then looking into the home at a sharp angle from a hand’s length away from the window pane is anything other than “An Impermissible Intrusion into Constitutionally Protected Space”. Whether Two Feet or Twenty, the distance between the door and window matters little given that the officers said they could not see the plants without leaving the front door step and positioning themselves at “A Spot or Space where they had No Right to “Be” or “Exist”. Under certain circumstances, Implicit Permission may exist to look through an un-curtained window while standing on a front porch “Momentarily” to see whether the resident is approaching the door, “Assuming No unreasonable Means or Devices are Used”. Thanks to several Florida lawyers — including Howard Blumberg, who argued and Won Jardines. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_v._Jardines https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-564_5426.pdf http://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-district-court-of-appeal/1631843.html Re: Powell vs Florida https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_stop https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock_and_talk I now posit: Such a public spectacle unfolding in a residential neighborhood will invariably entail “A Large Degree of Public Opprobrium, Humiliation and Embarrassment for “The Righted & Entitled Citizen by The Creator in Heaven Most High, whether or not He or She is present at the time of the search, for such “Dramatic Government Activity” in the eyes of many—Family Members, Friends, Associates, Neighbors, Sojourners, Enemies or Adversaries and the Public at Large—will be viewed as “An Official Accusation of Crime or Forthcoming Indictment”. Furthermore: At the Fourth Amendment's "Very Soul or Nephesh (נֶ֫פֶשׁ‎ nép̄eš)”* Stands the right of a Man, Woman, & Their Children to retreat into Their own home and there be Free From Unreasonable Governmental Physical or Mental Intrusion. Which until the latter half of the 20th century was tied to trespass under common law. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephesh * Citing precedents as far back as 1765, from Entick v. Carrington, a case before England's Court of King's Bench, quoting: "[O]ur law holds the property of every man so sacred, that no man can set his foot upon his neighbour's “Close” without his Leave." In addition: I would Venture to believe that The Late Seat Antonin Scalia would concur with I as I repeat his Opinions: “We therefore regard the area "immediately surrounding and associated with the home"—what our cases call the Curtilage—as "part of the home itself for Fourth Amendment purposes." ... That principle has Ancient and Durable Roots. Just as the distinction between the home and the open fields is "as old as the common law," ... so too is the identity of home and what Blackstone called the "Curtilage or Homestall," for the "house protects and privileges all its Branches and Appurtenants." ... This area around the home is "intimately linked to the home, both Physically and Psychologically," and is where "Privacy Expectations Are Most Heightened." [We need Keep or Shamar (שָׁמַר shaw-mar') safely within our minds the following from Scalia:] “The Court has acknowledged that a “Doorbell or Knocker” is typically treated as an Invitation, or License, to the public to approach the front door of the home to deliver mail, sell goods, solicit for charities, etc. This License extends to the police, who have the right to try engaging a home's occupant in a "knock and talk" for the purpose of gathering evidence without a warrant. However: This Implicit License typically permits the visitor to approach the home by the front path, knock promptly, wait briefly to be received, and then (absent invitation to linger longer) leave. Complying with the Terms of that Traditional Invitation does not require fine-grained legal knowledge; it is generally managed without incident by the Nation's Girl Scouts and trick-or-treaters” I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • ReadyToFight March 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm on Americans Favor ‘Rehabilitation’ Over Jail Time, Survey FindsThat's right Kat, No More!!! We WILL Fight, we WILL Survive, and we WILL Thrive!
  • kat March 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm on Americans Favor ‘Rehabilitation’ Over Jail Time, Survey FindsThe author makes the following statement "the survey specifically asks respondents only about their attitudes towards crimes that did not involve violence, a sex offense or significant property loss. So the results may not necessarily reflect similar attitudes towards violent offenders-" The study seems to assume then that sex offense= violent crime. Perhaps those conducting the study might want to educate themselves, many sex offenses are non-violent, non-contact and non-sexual. Omitting sex offenses from the study is tantamount to pushing them back in the dark closet so no one has to talk about them and we're not allowing that anymore! Registrants and their families are out in the open, we're talking, we're fighting back and we're not gonna take it anymore!!!!
  • David Kennerly March 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseI've always said this, i.e. that entertainment value is very much a motivation for sex offender hysteria. The mistake many of us make is in assuming good-faith on the part of the hysterics who hate us so much. The reality is far more complex and their motives far less virtuous. Long overdue is the point where we should challenge the simplistic and self-serving narrative of our enemies.
  • David Kennerly March 18, 2017 at 1:48 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThank you Timmr! Although I didn't quite understand what you meant by "I like your original well reasoned position on this tiered bill to stay out of putting your name on it. " That's a bit of a head-scratcher 🙂 Perhaps you can clarify that. I had not seen the Judith Levine piece in Counterpunch and so I do thank you for that. As usual, she very astutely grasps the nettle of the issue and I absolutely do agree with her, especially as she articulates it here: "Incrementalism, or taking small steps, has often been posited as the pathway to justice–“Wait. We’ll make reforms now and work on the wider problem later.” Incrementalism can work. Reforms are necessary because they improve daily existence for the people inside the system—in court, in juvenile or immigrant detention, in jails and prison. But organizers must constantly calibrate the tension between reform and radical change, and the dangers of reform without a vision of radical change. By cleaning up a fundamentally corrupt institution, reforms risk legitimizing the institution, often just enough to make it politically palatable. " Her concerns for incremental approaches, especially when they involve the formation of alliances with people who are clearly not our friends and which strengthen, and legitimate, illiberal and oppressive positions which are not our own is, of course, the real danger and the source of my own serious misgivings about the tiered registry. Ultimately, my hope with "tiers" is more modest than that of its most ardent supporters here, seeing in it an opportunity - a calibrated opportunity, to use Levine's term - to inflict upon the registry the opening salvo in a death by a thousand cuts in the form of individual legal challenges. If there were any plausible alternatives to the tiered registry bill which would shut down the registry completely then I would wholeheartedly support that, instead. But as you know, there is nothing else on the horizon that affords any such opportunities at all.
  • Kelly R. Piercy March 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI was convicted in 1999 for an offense in 1998 in the US District Court, Eastern District of California, for possession of sexually explicit images, depicting minors. There are no identified victims (internet downloads.) In order to avoid trial, trafficking was added as an enhancement and the sentence was 84 months. As a condition of release, I was directed to register in the state in which released. Subsequently, as there seemed no other relief, in compliance with SORNA I notified the local jurisdiction, Franklin County, Georgia, of my intent to leave that jurisdiction for Martinique (Windward Islands, Caribbean Sea.) The sailing vessel on which I departed and now live is a US Documented Vessel, documented in Riverside, CA, with a Home Port of Redondo Beach, CA. That being my official US Residence, would I qualify to Petition for Removal under SB695 (if enacted.) I agree, the People, in the person of the state, have an obligation to enact such laws as are necessary to ensure as far as possible the ordered cooperation with the social contract. Nevertheless, such enactments must be balanced with reason and supported with facts. SB695 appears to address the requirements of reason based in fact. It will be interesting to see how this legislation is actually applied.
  • USA March 18, 2017 at 11:38 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseThis is a disturbing article! What if your registerable and not on the Megan's Website (non disclosable)? What if your a drug dealer/prostitute/drug user/gang banger/recently released murderer or wife beater? This is a lawsuit!!
  • Lake County March 18, 2017 at 11:36 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseYou could own an ice cream truck too. However you cannot charge for rides in your transit bus without a Limo or Cab license. And insurance is expensive if you use it for passengers. I think the required minimum in CA is 1.5 million in liability insurance. And if you drive that bus into most airports, they will confiscate your vehicle without the special yearly permit displayed. Buses, Limos and Cabs require a separate permit for each airport you enter. Passengers or not.
  • USA March 18, 2017 at 11:32 am on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Very disturbing article! This is partially the result of how the government and LE has portrayed those who are required to register! Very thought provoking. Yet, we have people running around with drug offenses, assault and battery offenses, attenpted murder and a multitude of gang members running around with guns! People need to wake up!
  • HOOKSCAR March 18, 2017 at 11:29 am on General Comments March 2017@Timmr I no longer use my e-mail, but I sent you my contact # ending in 3699. Please give me a call and leave a message as I screen my calls. Will call you back ASAP. I am in Lakeside.
  • New Person March 18, 2017 at 10:37 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsRegistration is about "sharing public information". You have no privacy when your conviction is on public record. Thus, you are on the registry - it does not matter if you are on the website or not b/c you will share the same restrictions, penalties, and banishment. 1. California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1 states that all California citizens have the inalienable right to pursue and obtain privacy. 2. 1203.4 withdraws your conviction as well as return you to the state before your conviction, but there are exceptions to this that are listed specifically in 1203.4 by "...and as noted below". No where below exists any specific statement that registrants must continue to register, but there are listed exceptions on which registrants can apply for 1203.4. 3. The state of California has obviously denied registrants who rightfully earned the 1203.4 their pursuit of privacy as 1203.4 is a legal venue that meets the threshold of obtaining privacy. 4. From wikipedia on the 2003 Smith decision, 5 of the 7 factors for regulatory scheme: " First, the regulatory scheme, in its necessary operation, has not been regarded in the Nation's history and traditions as a punishment. The fact that sex offender registration and notification statutes are of fairly recent origin suggests that the Act was not meant as a punitive measure, or, at least, that it did not involve a traditional means of punishing. Respondents' argument that the Act, particularly its notification provisions, resembles shaming punishments of the colonial period is unpersuasive. In contrast to those punishments, the Act's stigma results not from public display for ridicule and shaming but from the dissemination of accurate information about a criminal record, most of which is already public. The fact that Alaska posts offender information on the Internet does not alter this conclusion. Second, the Act does not subject respondents to an affirmative disability or restraint. It imposes no physical restraint, and so does not resemble imprisonment, the paradigmatic affirmative disability or restraint. Hudson, 522 U. S., at 104. Moreover, its obligations are less harsh than the sanctions of occupational debarment, which the Court has held to be nonpunitive. See, e. g., ibid. Contrary to the Ninth Circuit's assertion, the record contains no evidence that the Act has led to substantial occupational or housing disadvantages for former sex offenders that would not have otherwise occurred. Also unavailing is that court's assertion that the periodic update requirement imposed an affirmative disability. The Act, on its face, does not require these updates to be made in person. The holding that the registration system is parallel to probation or supervised release is rejected because, in contrast to probationers and supervised releasees, offenders subject to the Act are free to move where they wish and to live and work as other citizens, with no supervision. While registrants must inform the authorities after they change their facial features, borrow a car, or seek psychiatric treatment, they are not required to seek permission to do so. Third, the Act does not promote the traditional aims of punishment. That it might deter future crimes is not dispositive. See, e. g., id., at 105. Moreover, the Ninth Circuit erred in concluding that the Act's registration obligations were retributive. While the Act does differentiate between individuals convicted of aggravated or multiple offenses and those convicted of a single nonaggravated offense, these broad categories and the reporting requirement's corresponding length are reasonably related to the danger of recidivism, and this is consistent with the regulatory objective. Fourth, the Act has a rational connection to a legitimate nonpunitive purpose, public safety, which is advanced by alerting the public to the risk of sex offenders in their community. That the Act may not be narrowly drawn to accomplish the stated purpose is not dispositive, since such imprecision does not suggest that the Act's nonpunitive purpose is a "sham or mere pretext." Hendricks, supra, at 371 (KENNEDY, J., concurring). Fifth, the regulatory scheme is not excessive with respect to the Act's purpose. The State's determination to legislate with respect to convicted sex offenders as a class, rather than require individual determination of their dangerousness, does not render the Act punitive. See, e. g., Hawker v. New York, 170 U. S. 189, 197. Hendricks, supra, at 357-368, 364, distinguished. Moreover, the wide dissemination of offender information does not render the Act excessive, given the general mobility of the population. " Your case is dismissed. Your case is no longer public. You should no longer be part of the registry b/c of the fact your case does not exist. Yet California is undermining its two statutes, the Constitution and 1203.4, by denying all the benefits from both the statutes. Allow me to reiterate what 1203.4 is stated to do: " the court shall set aside the verdict of guilty; and, in either case, the court shall thereupon dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant and except as noted below, he or she shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which he or she has been convicted, except as provided in Section 13555 of the Vehicle Code. " Point 1. Notice how 1203.4 denotes exceptions within that excerpt. Use law to fight law. Although ML says you must continue to register, it is not specifically written into the scope of 1203.4. These two laws cannot co-exist and the law must favor the defendant's laymen translation. Point 2. Also notice 1203.4 states you will be "released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense". It does not identify punishment, but rather "penalties and disabilities". Loss of privacy is a penalty and a disability. Presence, living, and employment restrictions are disabilities. Being reviewed to go onto any campus is a penalty and will be a disability if registrants are denied wholly to venture onto campus. At college, there is a sign in book for registrants. For this particular college, parolees must sign in every time they venture onto campus. (The school police doesn't even think a registrant can be on probation as it was never stated.) If you're not under custody, then you simply check in at the beginning of each semester. WAIT... WAIT, WAIT, WAIT... So I'm still checking in as if I'm currently under custody. Volume doesn't matter b/c it's the similar action that matters. Which this is similar to compliance checks AFTER probation/parole has been completed. Great, so you get your case dismissed, but you retain all the penalties and disabilities stemming from your conviction. Your case is no longer public as it does not exist. Using the SCOTUS' purview, only if you're on PUBLIC RECORD MUST YOU REGISTER. This is noted at beginning of this comment under the "5 of th 7 factors for a regulatory scheme", #4 (first factor). This quote can be used to negate the ML's requirement to continue to register as it is beyond the scope of the original intent of the registry. In essence, this is like living restriction defense in California. 2003 Smith decision says you must register if your conviction is public. If you have no conviction, then you have no criminal record. So why must you continue to have the stigma that you still have a criminal record? I'll quote 2003 Smith again: " In contrast to those punishments, the Act's stigma results not from public display for ridicule and shaming but from the dissemination of accurate information about a criminal record, most of which is already public. " So California is going above and beyond what the federal law states. If Janice and team can win the residency cases, then this should not be any different. Also, this can extend to the IML. Since my conviction does not exist, then I belong to no registry. If I belong to no registry, then I cannot be a part of IML since being on the registry is the first requirement. Earning the 1203.4 doesn't distinguish you from any other registrant at all. Why? Because you still retain the same disability. I'll continue to mock the 2003 Smith decision as I quote them again: " Contrary to the Ninth Circuit's assertion, the record contains no evidence that the Act has led to substantial occupational or housing disadvantages for former sex offenders that would not have otherwise occurred. Also unavailing is that court's assertion that the periodic update requirement imposed an affirmative disability. The Act, on its face, does not require these updates to be made in person. The holding that the registration system is parallel to probation or supervised release is rejected because, in contrast to probationers and supervised releasees, offenders subject to the Act are free to move where they wish and to live and work as other citizens, with no supervision. " Earning the 1203.4 still disables you from certain housing and occupational opportunities. Also, you still have to show up in person to register. According to 2003 Smith decision, showing up in person to register meets the threshold of punishment. Another point about 2003 in this quote, "no supervision", doesn't that include compliance checks, home or work? The 2003 Smith decision doesn't care much about online publication, but rather that you must register. And you are registering because your conviction is public. Welp, 1203.4 says my conviction does not exist. Yet nothing has truly changed. I still have housing and occupational limitations. Right now, I am incapable of leaving the state because my only venue off of the registry is the CoR, where I must live in California for a minimum of 10 years after custody, with five years of continuous living in California before applying for the CoR. The state of California has rendered 1203.4 useless for registrants. Higher paying jobs most often require you to travel and 1203.4 doesn't help you at all as registering becomes a liability to the company. Again, SCOTUS 2003 Smith decision stated being on the registry is only due to your conviction being made public. That's it. That information is disseminated. 1203.4 dismisses my case and my conviction does not exist. So why is it that I must continue to register when the SCOTUS specifically noted who needs to register? Conflate that with California's own constitution that the right to pursue and obtain privacy is an inalienable right, but California negated that option in 1203.4 for registrants ONLY. We really should uphold the law to follow the law. My case is dismissed. 2003 Smith decision implies I no longer have to register b/c the requirement to be on the registry is your conviction is public record. No conviction = no record = no registry. Can we sue California now like Janice has sued cities for residency restrictions that over-reach the original law for all those who have earned the 1203.4?
  • FRegistryTerrorists March 18, 2017 at 9:36 am on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Registered families should go out of their way to live whatever kind of lives that they want and never, ever worry about the un-Americans who support the S*x Offender Registries. Those people are enemies of all good Americans. They are harassing terrorists who have no business at all living decent lives. F them. Let them pass their anti-factual, immoral, un-American "laws". I will continue to neutralize them and make them pay dearly.
  • Political Prisoner March 18, 2017 at 9:34 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsPerhaps they need to reconsider just having the Registrant fall off the registry automatically without filing a petition, then they would not have a rush of people storming their offices. Oh wait that makes sense and we all know how much common sense the government has.
  • Political Prisoner March 18, 2017 at 9:26 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseThere is no way I can leave my neighborhood without passing a school, daycare center or a park. So am I suppose to stay in my house and not going anywhere?
  • New Person March 18, 2017 at 9:01 am on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?I suppose logic and context were thrown out to appease boredom. A red car shows up around the same time everyday. Nothing has occurred at all during all these observations. Then a phone call alerts the police of this pattern. Owner of red car says that is the route he takes to work. hmmm... 1. appears at the same time every day 2. drives a car whose color is easily remembered and recognizable 3. has a job 4. job confirms this Why is LE telling this person to essentially "sit at the back of the bus"? When did segregation become permissible in the USA again?
  • New Person March 18, 2017 at 8:51 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseIsn't this yet another example of singling out a group (of convicts) that we all can point to Bill of Attainder. No other set of ex-convicts or former convicts are put through this process.
  • Ron March 18, 2017 at 8:26 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsUSA and all others who commented, thank you. You are exactly correct. As my minutes read, my plea has been withdrawn and the status of my case is dismissed. This would be an amazing idea were it not for the registry. I just think it's an interesting concept that the government would grant the expungement but still force me to register. I value the idea that I was successful in doing this, but only because I hope it will open a door in the future. It has thus far done nothing to help my cause. We live in a funny world where the powers that be will forgive you for something but insist on reminding you of that very thing every second of your life.
  • Timmr March 18, 2017 at 7:41 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThank you David. I like your original well reasoned position on this tiered bill to stay out of putting your name on it. Roger's position is also well thought out. But I think the incremental strategy is more pie in the sky than just outright taking a position of banishment. I think they are both going to lead to improvements, but i question their relative effectiveness in the long run. I know everyone is emotionally exhausted by this tiered registry discussion, but no one but Roger has discussed the strategy separate from just the bill. You have probably read this, but others may not have looked at this somewhat opposing criticism of the incremental strategy. http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/08/dont-just-get-kids-off-the-sex-offender-registry-abolish-it/
  • Harry March 18, 2017 at 7:17 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseJust like the over 80% will re-offend, it was pulled out of the as.
  • Harry March 18, 2017 at 7:09 am on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?I know that I am more right than wrong, about my assumption all the other routes this guy can drive to work has bus stops on them.
  • Nicholas Maietta March 18, 2017 at 2:57 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseDid you know that registered citizens can own and operate a city transit bus? As of Sunday, i'll have 2 of them. I already have 1. That'll freak everyone out. (Even if my purpose is to convert to an RV)
  • Nicholas Maietta March 18, 2017 at 2:54 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseI believe the reason fear works is for the same reason people go out and actually spend money to watch horror movies. They can't get enough. The more realistic it is, the better. This never was about public safety. By the way, your B.S. meter is working just fine. It didn't go haywire, it just hit it's limit, that's all.
  • Nicholas Maietta March 18, 2017 at 2:46 am on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseWhat about all the teachers bangin the students? When I lived in Fresno, it seemed like once a week a teacher was arrested for it. Just go to Google Search or Google News and type in "Teacher arrested". Search the same for "Cop Arrested" Boom there ya go. Now you have a hell of a lot more to worry about you f*ing sheople. Time to get a grip on REALITY. It's not the ones on the list you gotta worry about. It's the ones NOT on the list. Especially the ones who put themselves close to kids. Morons! All those little red dots on the maps don't really matter, they've already been convicted and unlikely to ever commit a sex crime in the future. As far as I'm concerned and with empirical evidence to back up my statements, nearly all of them will never ever commit a sex crime (future tense). Don't even get me started on the DUI, Drug dealers, gangs, arson, murders. They all kill and harm and main children all the time, but those people are not on lists to be checked. If i was a politician, i would certainly climb the ladder with FEAR of ALL dangerous criminals, not just boogieman. Oooh, i'm angry! /*shakes fist in the air*/
  • Nondescript March 18, 2017 at 12:14 am on General Comments March 2017There is the Stop and Frisk and the Knock and Talk. Both are devious tactics used when the police can not obtain a warrant because they have no probable cause, but I think the Knock and Talk is more relevant to home compliance checks. According to the Kjv law blog even with a Knock and Talk the police are limited to : ...knock promptly, wait briefly to be received, and then absent invitation to linger longer, they must LEAVE .Police can not linger about your property i.e. front porch, side yard or curtilage ( the land attached to your house or apartment) They can not knock pre dawn or after hours OR for more than a few minutes....
  • G4Change March 17, 2017 at 11:48 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseYet another reason to home school your kids!
  • Drummer March 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsBig T...... that's exactly what happened to me. 1994 case and all of a sudden I had to register in 07.
  • Lake County March 17, 2017 at 11:20 pm on General Comments March 2017You are most likely correct. I'll have to read it over another day. I didn't consider that CA would also have its own request procedure. Does the FOIA law state it can only be used in Federal document requests?
  • D March 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm on General Comments March 2017I believe that since it is a CA public entity, you would have to file a CPRA request. FOIA is only for federal, but CA's CPRA is similar but not as broad. Here is a site that explains the process for the OC SD office. http://www.ocsd.org/divisions/admin/support/ris/cpra
  • Timmr March 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm on General Comments March 2017So then we get a notary's stamp and signature? My wife is a notary, but I guess it has to be a non relative. Very good! Thanks.
  • Timmr March 17, 2017 at 9:57 pm on General Comments March 2017I don't like that part about denial due to "law enforcement purposes". Could we file on some sort of privacy law, a right to review our information compiled by government? Anyone look up how they fought stop and frisk in New York? Reason magazine had an article on stop and frisk and reading the description of the stops by the victims of that and reading of the emotiinal affects of that, it sounds a lot like registrants and compliance checks. Maybe there is something to learn there. I have very little time. If I am not working, I am looking for work. If we could organize we could take a piece of the puzzle and learn how to do this. Do this.
  • Lake County March 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm on General Comments March 2017Here's my version of a simple sample FOIA letter: John Doe Address Phone (optional) DOB Dear Sir or Madam: Re: Freedom of Information Act Request Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, [and/or the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a,] I hereby request a copy of all records pertaining to all compliance check attempts and contacts on me since [start date] to [end date]. I am requesting these records for my own non-commercial personal use. *OPTIONAL: [If any expenses in excess of $______ are incurred in connection with this request, please obtain my approval before any such charges are incurred. ] *OPTIONAL: [I request a waiver of fees because I am of limited income and my interest in the records is not primarily commercial and is for my personal use.] I will expect a response within 20 working days as provided by law. If my request is denied in whole or in part, I expect a detailed justification for withholding the records. I also request any segregable portions that are not exempt to be disclosed. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Very truly yours,
  • Timmr March 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseBy the same analogy, one can read the licence plates of all the vehicles that pass by a school in a given week. With access to the right database, one can access the shocking number of those plates belonging to registrants. That's conceivable. Registrants can still own and drive a car. Of course, it also would not tell you if these registrants are passing the scool with nefarious purpose or just going to work. That could seed another panic and people will want more of this misleading information. And so has anyone wondered why they don't have money for a good, healthy school lunches for the kids.
  • D March 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI agree that it would only make sense for the first year, but even then it's an equal protection issue. If they want to pass a new law, they should have to take into consideration the cost of that law, including the extra needed to fund overtime for the first 6 months to a year.
  • Timmr March 17, 2017 at 8:59 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsDid you see any meeting minutes or recordings of their meetings? I don't mean prepared reports, but the discussions. If so, every registrant must hear what is discussed there, because it affects our lives what is said there. I looked for those on its web site.
  • Lake County March 17, 2017 at 8:59 pm on General Comments March 2017HOOKSCAR, Here is some condensed information of Federal guidelines for FOIA requests. This is a longer post than I normally write, but all of this info could be of good use. Could you imagine if we all requested this info from law enforcement. They would be scratching their heads wondering what was up. And could you imagine the man hours they would spend responding? Could require them to hire more employees to meet the deadlines. In your request letter, you must specify what you want, because the law requires your request to "reasonably describe" the records you seek. This means that "you may not simply ask questions" but must request records describing or pertaining to a particular subject. You do not need to specify a document by name or title, but you must provide a reasonable enough description to allow government employees who are familiar with the agencies' files to locate the records you seek. Your request should state that it is being made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act pursuant to the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a). To request records about yourself, you may ask for "all records pertaining to compliance checks attempts and contacts on myself including dates" and include your full name, address, date and place of birth, and social security number. To verify that you are requesting your own records, you must have your signature notarized by a notary public or add to the letter the following: "Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct." The Act provides that agencies may charge different fees depending on who is requesting the information. Generally these fees will be small (a few cents per page) and you can request they be waved in your initial request. It's doubtful that your local law enforcement will charge you a fee, but it's possible. If you are denied a fee waiver or if an agency grants an unsatisfactory reduction of fees, ask the agency to justify its actions. Fee issues may be appealed and are also subject to judicial review. An agency is prohibited from charging certain fees if they do not respond within the required 20 days. The law sets specific deadlines for replying to FOIA requests: 20 working days on the initial request, and 20 working days on the administrative appeal. The 20 day deadline is "tolled" (that is, the clock is stopped) if the agency asks for more information or clarification from the requester, either as to the scope of the request or fees. The tolling period ends (the clock begins again) once the requester has furnished the necessary information. In spite of these rules, delay is common. Even though the law says that an agency may receive a time extension only in unusual or exceptional circumstances, agencies regularly exceed the twenty working-day deadline without notifying the requester. Under the FOIA, an agency may deny your request for a variety of reasons. It may assert that you have failed to reasonably describe the documents. If the agency claims you have inadequately described the documents you seek, you should rewrite your request more precisely and resubmit it and/or contact the official processing your request to describe what you seek. Second (and most likely in our case), an agency could assert that it has conducted a reasonable search and has determined that the requested documents do not exist. (I expect that most Police and Sheriff Departments do not store this information). Finally, an agency may withhold some or all of the records that you seek if they fall within one or more of the Act’s nine exemptions, like "Investigatory Records: This exemption protects information compiled for law enforcement purposes that could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings, ....or to disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations. I hope this info helps. Just keep your request professional and to the point. You do not need to tell them why you are requesting this information. Let us know if you actually submit this request.
  • Cool CA RC March 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender database"You can bet the local state senator is already sharpening their pencil." You mean dusting off their keyboard?
  • Timmr March 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsWhere can we look up this two step process law? I thought registration was automatic for listed offenses.
  • Nondescript March 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm on General Comments March 2017@HOOKSCAR Police are allowed to lie. About anything. With the exception of being under oath. They are given the widest latitude possible when conducting their investigations in the name of "serving justice". And when they arrive at your home , they are, regardless of what they tell you or any other occupant in your household, conducting an investigation. Of you. Obtaining a record of these home compliance checks would be a necessary step to pursue legal action against them. Also, recording the encounter with a cell phone is very valuable especially if you have told them not to trespass and they continue to do so. Their visits are investigatory to them but harassment to us, and our mental duress is compounded by the threat that they can show up at our front door, whenever they feel like investigating you simply because you committed a crime at some point in your life. The last compliance officers who came to my house to perform a check on my husband said that they could come every day if they wanted to. A judge may ( and I hope would) disagree. Our best chance of getting an injunction would be to go after the lack of probable cause for each and every visit they make. I agree. This does have to stop. P
  • Timmr March 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm on General Comments March 2017Would it be possible to post that letter here or contact me at timmr109@gmail.com and attach a copy? I would like to get this information from the department about my compliance checks. I want the information in writing, not some over the gate banter with the cops at my residence. They are not the ones deciding to do this, it is department or higher policy, and I feel you need to confront the policy makers not the officers.
  • Timmr March 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm on General Comments March 2017What they are hoping is to catch the registrant at a lie, if not generally to cause stress in your life. It is a form of broken windows, that belief that goes if law enforcement continues to pursue the little violations, it will prevent the big crimes. We are in a virtual sex offender ghetto. They ask me every time if I have any changes in my vehicles or phone number, two things not required to update except once a year. 17 years now the same thing. Avoid talking to them any way you can.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm on General Comments March 2017It is clear to see that they have under The Color of Authority caused and permitted there to be a disturbance & nuisance for You, Your Family, Friends, Associates, Visitors, Neighbors, & Any Public Person Sojourner in passing by your domicile. It is irrefutable that this activity creates a Safety & Theft concern for You & The Peace of Mind of The Community at Large. It is Not Unreasonably or does it go beyond their Duty to Keep the Peace of the Community when you request for them to Cease & Desist This Activity they are Sworn to Keep & Comply with all the terms of their Swearing Oaths to The United States Of American's Constitutions. I Speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • Big T March 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsWhen it comes to judges doing anything of the sort in a court setting. I can't recall. It's probably because my case was in 1993. I don't remember anything spoken to me about registration. Then in 2008 me having to register was sprung on me through my parole officer during that time.
  • Lake County March 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm on General Comments March 2017HOOKSCAR, Why not contact Attorney Chance Oberstein if you need an attorney. He can at least give you good advise. He is ACSOL's President and is likely the most knowledgeable attorney available to us. His number is 949-365-5842.
  • USA March 17, 2017 at 7:07 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI think the comments regarding expunged offenses is very important! In summary, your case has been dismissed! So, posting your information online with the past offense is rather disturbing! I'm not one to argue, but this is a very good point!
  • JDub March 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopWe all should start saying NO! Every time "They" want to make our burden heavier... Say NO! Every time "They" want to yet take away another piece of freedom... Say NO! What ever happened to peaceful resistance?
  • mike t March 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseMy B.S. detector just went haywire. Nationwide, Raptor has identified and alerted officials to more than 50,000 sex offenders attempting to enter schools and issued over 250,000 custody alerts, according to the company's website. Me thinks this self-promotional statement deserves some honest fact checking. 1) How many times did they count the same person over again? 2) How many people had legitimate business at the school and were permitted to enter? 3) How many had absolutely no reason to be on school premises? Yet pulled out their identification not knowing they would be refused entry? And... 4) How many were honestly not aware they needed permission to participate in their child's well being? Meanwhile, back in Albany, NY A woman had an honest to goodness conniption fit when she fiound out that a registrant father was allowed on school grounds to have breakfast with his daughter. The response was eerily similar to the Fontana School District response. You can bet the local state senator is already sharpening their pencil. Dated 01/30/17: http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/district-to-speak-with-parents-after-sex-offender-found-visiting-in-school
  • HOOKSCAR March 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm on General Comments March 2017It is not a request for exemption, but a request for ALL records of compliance checks performed on me. I know that they can knock on anyone's door, but the mere fact that they come to my house for the same reason (compliance checks) and lie(it's a law), it constitutes harassment. Harassment (/həˈræsmənt/ or /ˈhærəsmənt/) covers a wide range of behaviours of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behaviour that disturbs or upsets, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is behaviour that appears to be disturbing or threatening. This has got to stop.
  • Lake County March 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm on General Comments March 2017Yes, I to want to know what request you want to submit since you didn't tell us.
  • Lake County March 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm on General Comments March 2017And you have the right to not answer your door. Make it inconvenient for them to contact you so it will cost them as much as possible in time and wages. I received two "private" calls today that I didn't answer since it's usually them (same time of year they normally do compliance checks). I'll let them keep wasting their time looking for me. My car is in the driveway, they know I still live here. Idiots.
  • Lake County March 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databaseEven if the registry is abolished, they will just require full police background checks on everyone which will just cost the school more money. The technology is certainly there for instant background checks, like what BeenVerified does. I sure don't understand why they are spending all this money to pay a service for information that's already free on Megan's list. Once the school buys the equipment, I bet the provider will keep increasing these yearly access fees like all subscription software providers do. It's not like the kids could use this money for school supplies or educational field trips. Maybe they will take the money from the superintendent's salary?....hahaha.
  • Nondescript March 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm on General Comments March 2017@HOOKSCAR Why do you need to submit a request? A request for an exemption from home compliance checks? A request for a copy of a hidden law giving them the authority to badger you? There is no law or ordinance regarding compliance checks and law enforcement agents know this. If you are so inclined, question them about 290/ home compliance checks the next time they show up unannounced at your dwelling and ask them to please verbalize the exact penal code under which they can enforce your obedience. They won’t, because they can’t. When pressed about it they will tell you it is their “policy”. Their department policy governs THEM , not private citizens. In theory, they can go around and knock on anyone’s door, on any day at any time to ask questions of anyone. But if you are not on supervision, you have the right to question their ruse or not say anything at all. P
  • davidh March 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryRon, this isn't a question of the US whether a UK citizen gets let in--I'm assuming like the US the UK doesnt need a visa; therefore the only question is whether the UK performs a notification like the US
  • davidh March 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Bizaar
  • davidh March 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm on Laguna Beach school visitors will have names checked against national sex offender databasejust never ends does it-- down the road in Seal Beach, put one fire out only for a new blaze to begin; is the a sex offender scale some where... when one law is stricken the sex offender demons must balance the world again
  • 1984 March 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm on FL: Oppose SB 1558 which can take away children from parents (Call to Action)Mr Book is a very compromised and disturbed individual and should not be writing Senate Bills, period. His bills only reflect who he is as an individual. There is no bases or data that supports the majority of junk he has written. He needs help. The bill, if passed will be very harmful and its' affect will be felt through out the state and further. More kids for the state to raise. Never ever a good thing, ever.
  • M. March 17, 2017 at 4:55 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsEvery time I read something that comes out of the annals of CASOMB, my stomach sinks because of how dirty and corrupt I think the organization is. I never trust CASOMB information!
  • Nondescript March 17, 2017 at 4:39 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Do we know if this particular county in Illinois has presence restrictions? Do they want them? If so, this "incident" could be used as a pretext to justify some new ordinance that has already been written and ready to be submitted for consideration. How do we know this non incident actually even occurred? We don't. Beyond that, ALL citizens need to start asserting themselves and their rights with law enforcement. " Do you have reason to believe I've committed a crime officer".? "Am I being detained officer"? "Am I free to go officer"? Recommendations from the police as to which route one takes to work so as to not upset anyone should be followed up with: "No thank you and have a nice day" P
  • G4Change March 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant Statistics"...then Michigan probably abolishes the registry." Only as applied retroactively.
  • ReadyToFight March 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm on What If Registrants Refuse To Take The Road Less Traveled?Amen ta That article. We are not resisting just for the right to exist! When they've finished with us, they will turn their eyes to the rest of our country. We will not live on our knees.
  • Los Angeles County March 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21If Janice or the team can answer this question. I was concerned about the exclusion from Megan’s Law website would be taken away once the tiered registry is implemented in California. So I read the latest SB 695 and from what I read that registrants can apply for exclusions even if they are tiered 2 (if they meet certain requirements). For my situation, I would be place on tier 1 so does that mean I can apply for exclusion from Megan’s website? Currently I am excluded from Megan’s website and would like to keep it that way. Please reply. Thank you.
  • Son Liberty Child of Freedom March 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm on General Comments March 2017HOOKSCAR, interesting what you discovered. Here is how they see their Purpose in Life to Be. The San Diego County Sheriff’s License Division is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of approximately 32 regulatory ordinances and other State mandated licensing requirements within the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. This division serves as a registration center for those required by law to meet certain criminal registration requirements (ie: sex offender, arsonist, narcotic offenders and gang members). Other services include ink-rolled fingerprinting, notary services and international clearance letters for individuals leaving the US to enter a foreign country. There is a thirty-nine dollar ($39.00) fee for this service. If you need the document notarized, there is an additional ten dollar ($10.00) fee for each notarization. This process takes three (3) business days. Individuals wanting a background check within the US or for immigration purposes please contact the Records Division at 858-974-2110. For more information on regulated ordinances and license applications, please contact the Licensing Division at (858) 974-2020. https://www.sdsheriff.net/licensing.html
  • New Person March 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIn California, anything registrant related is not punishment. The California judge who deemed the IML constitutional reiterates that registration is not punishment and that all registrants currently carry the propensity to re-offend at all times domestically and internationally. Technically, the IML is triple jeopardy b/c registration is double jeopardy.
  • New Person March 17, 2017 at 12:02 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsRoger, Timmr has a great point: "Is registration constitutional?" That's the heart of the matter. The tiered proposal implies that registration is constitutional. Here's a comparative parallel that probably best describes what Timmr, others, and myself feel about the tiered proposal. slavery = lifetime registration segregation = tiered proposal Rosa Parks = those who oppose the tiered process Segregation was stating things were "separate, but equal" was constitutional. Well, apparently between the convicts, there also a exists a "separate, but equal" idea... except, it's not equal. No convicts, former convicts, or people with cases dismissed were continued to be monitored as a whole after release from custody. No other convict groups are forced to be banished from locations on earth from living or being present. No other convict groups are excluded from attaining any job like any other free person. Right now, the US Government and all State Government are mentally abusing all registrants as they're no longer under custody, but are still referred to a form that is not true - Sex Offender, Predator, or Monster. That is not any registrants' current status if they are no longer under custody. This idea that registrants can never be rehabilitated was spawned by the SCOTUS in 2003 with the use of unsubstantiated data that was proven false. Once out of custody, you cannot freely move unmolested because you have to continue to register should you decide to move, in-state or out-of-state. All these extra banishment penalties are not considered punishment if you are a registrant. You are being shamed every single day after you have already paid your dues. In California, it is for life. A lifetime term that exists OUTSIDE OF CUSTODY?! A lifetime contract on a free person??? This type of contract length does not exist anywhere save SLAVERY. California registrants are not paid to do their compelled service to the state, but there are many who gain financially upon the compelled free service of registrants. How is that not slavery? Look at the 1203.4. It is supposed to dismiss your conviction. That is what the language under 1203.4 says. Yet, it carries no value if you are a registrant aside from writing on a form, "No, you were never convicted." Registration was legalized because the state is only sharing what is public, according to the 2003 SCOTUS decision. 1203.4 states your conviction does no exist, so there is no public information about you. Yet you continue to register because you conviction still exists in the government's eyes. Your information is pushed to the IML because you are on the registry. Yet, the producers of the IML state they are only pushing "public information". If you gained 1203.4, then you have no public information - well, that is what the distinct language states in 1203.4 and there no exceptions about continuing to register within 1203.4. With the 1203.4, registrants are not being treated equally to those other convicts who EARNED the 1203.4. None of the penalties or disabilities change with the tiered proposal. In fact, you can be denied indefinitely to be relieved from the registry. No where in the proposal does it state there is a maximum amount of times you can be rejected. All the DA has to state is the following line, "It is in best interest for Public Safety." That is all the DA has to state. No one cares about the truth of the recidivism rates. A California judge did not care about it at all because they followed the disingenuous standard set forth by the 2003 SCOTUS decision. Also, you are missing the context about the tiered proposal. 10,000 registrant will automatically be removed from the registry. WHOA! Wait... why? I thought registrants have a high recidivism rate? Why are 10,000 registrants being release without contest? And why are the rest of the registrant subject to petition to be off the registry? Why are registrants being treated differently based on year of conviction (or former conviction) to a newly created law? What is the point of the registry if 10,000 are removed, but still continue to have lifetime registration? Why? Because we are not treated as equal citizens. slavery = lifetime registration segregation = tiered proposal rosa parks = those who oppose the tiered registry Mind you, Janice and team still want to abolish the registry. They are trying to do both, abolish the registry and get as many registrants off the books. Although a tiered proposal sounds relieving, we all have read that in New York a legislation extended those tier 1s for an additional 10 years to be removed from the registry just when those tier 1 registrants have done 10 years on the original tiered legislation. In Texas, the relief rate is low and the cost to be relieved was high. I don't trust the government. I mean look at where we're at a now. See how draconian registration is now compared to 2003. Look at how the IML was not opposed, but the travel ban from seven countries is being deemed unconstitutional. I thought US citizens were supposed to be valued higher than non-US citizens? My case is supposedly dismissed, but I do not share the same rights and freedoms of my free neighbors. I want those proposing the bill to review the effectiveness of registration when using CASOMB's own statistics of recidivism rates. That's one of the most important comparisons worth noting. Then compare the recidivism rates amongst other convicts. If there are any groups with higher recidivism rates than registrants, then the registration scheme should be dissolved. Why? B/c all those other groups have never had registration long before and do not have one now. Any surveillance after prison or jail is still a part of their punishment custody, but that isn't the case with registrants. And, as others have noted, with Static-99, the younger the person, the higher the recidivism rate. CASOMB is trying to get all juveniles off the registry. That seems quite a bit contradictory to the risk assessment that the whole state of California is using. But what is the point of a risk assessment when you are still given a lifetime registration as if you are no different from the worst possible thought? I'm with Timmr. Registration is unconstitutional. If the state of California is accepting of the tiered proposal, then it suggests that they did not do their due diligence in scientific based research as well as comparative analysis of the registration scheme altogether. They did not take into account the Snyder case or any of Janice's victories in California. Presence restriction struck down. Housing restrictions struck down. Soon, job restrictions will be struck down too, I hope. With California being known as a liberal state, they are fighting tooth and nail to be closed minded. All registrants are suffering from some form of depression as well as have developed some PTSD due to all the stigmatization of being labeled a present danger to society, forms of banishment from locations, living, or employment, as well as travel, domestically or internationally. It's very clockwork orange mental abuse. A non-registrant wrote about his ordeal of being mis-identified as a registrant. Yes, he had ordeals with travel as well as domestic commerce (YMCA gym). But he also has the capacity to say he isn't a registrant to his mental health. He can simply say he is not one, but just has to wait for confirmation. As a Californian... I was and still am afraid to go by a park even though Janice and team won presence restrictions. I hate my birthday. I feel Timmr's anger, but I'm way too depressed to be angry.
  • Chris F March 17, 2017 at 11:56 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsWell, their mission says "The vision will be accomplished by addressing issues, concerns and problems related to community management of adult sex offenders by identifying and developing recommendations to improve policies and practices." It doesn't sound like they will go as far as putting themselves out of a job by actually declaring the truth of the situation. On the contrary, they benefit as much as the politicians by changing stuff just to change stuff and not actually eliminate or reduce anything. Only the judicial branch can undo this mess, and even then the elected ones won't help.
  • HOOKSCAR March 17, 2017 at 11:51 am on General Comments March 2017So, I couldn't find home compliance checks to post. So I will post this here. Every year I have a compliance check. Have been registering for 17+ years. I have talked to a deputy Barrett of the S.D. County sheriffs department and learned that I need to submit a request in writing to: License and Registration Division 9621 Ridgehaven Court San Diego, Ca. 92123 Now, I don't know about you, but the deputies performing these checks have lied and have repeatedly said that it was a law that they had to perform these checks. There is no authority whatsoever for them to do these. It is harassment. I implore all RCs in S.D. County that are not on probation or parole to also request this information. My fiancé sees a therapist, she has been diagnosed with PTSD and these affect her greatly. I will give an update on the lawyer search to challenge these. It just amazes me that if I lived in another part off California I wouldn't be harassed every year.
  • Son Liberty Child of Freedom March 17, 2017 at 11:44 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsYes New Person, I concur & say the following: The Sex Offender Lists are in Form & Function a classic "Bill of Attainder", which is forbidden by the Constitution: The state cannot single out citizens for Harsher Punishment or Treatment because they are on any List Secret or Public. I hold to the Reality that the Lists Violate Equal Protection and Equal Privileges Protections in the Federal and State Constitutions of The United States Of The American's & those of The Commonwealth Realms, Great Britain being 1 of 16 of these Realms—these governments can’t teat people differently, under the law. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_of_attainder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_realm Furthermore, the fact that the Lists are "De Facto Perpetual Punishment" when we take into Account the Evil (Want Invoking) that the IML law will produce, and there is no Effective Way or Path for a Person, Their Family, Friends, or Associates to challenge One’s Status on the Offender & IML Lists, clearly these can be seen to violate Constitutional Due-Process Protections. In addition focus can not be denied in viewing the violation of Ex Post Fact Protections. Any Omission of this Reality is in Fact Twisting True Justice. I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • ReadyToFight March 17, 2017 at 11:19 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsNew Person, What you said about the mini trial is spot on. I feel like when the scumbag Public Defender (haha) coaxes a kid into signing under threat of lengthy prison time should be grounds for duress. They handed me a death sentence because I haven't felt alive since I got out. I remember my probation officer telling me when I was done with probation I'd be free of registration......that didn't happen. First example that even LE didn't fully understand the Registry. Pray Michigan does the courageous thing, the Right thing and burn the Registry to the ground.....with a splash of holy water.
  • PK March 17, 2017 at 11:12 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryAll of them. They don't care about the Murderers and Drug Dealers. It's the Public Urinators, Streakers, People with Misdemeanors, who have been classified as RSO's- that's who they want to deny entry.
  • Son Liberty Child of Freedom March 17, 2017 at 11:08 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsNew Person I would describe your statement: "If the SCOTUS agrees that registration is now punishment when compared to the original scheme" As: "Creeping Extra-Judiciary Punishment" Leading down the Path to: "De Facto Perpetual Punishment" I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • mike r March 17, 2017 at 10:58 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant Statisticstalk about a equal protection issue..I have a attempted lewd Act but since I fought it through trial the judge gave me the maximum sentence which was 4years in prison...how can I others in the same offense be eligible for expungment but I am not simply because I went to prison..
  • Mark March 17, 2017 at 10:57 am on SIGN UP NOW for ACSOL’s 1st Annual Conference – We Are All in This Together (June 16/17)Ah, you underestimate the legendary Janice Bellucci and Chance Oberstein. I have been attending meetings and related events for the past couple of years from San Diego to LA to Berkeley to Sacramento and never once did I feel in any kind danger. On the contrary, attendance is empowering.
  • New Person March 17, 2017 at 10:33 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsCASOMB is disingenuous. I am sure they are not revealing at the top of their lungs about the under 1% recidivism rates. Also, why are they not questioning the effectiveness and efficiency of the registry? Isn't that part of the reason they were created? CASOMB will put out a video that looks as if they're on the side of registrants, but their actions in government says otherwise. This is what the Michigan courts queried about their state and lack of research. In California, we have the research and they are not using that data to find the effectiveness nor efficiency of registration. The whole point of registration is the false fact bandied about in the 2003 SCOTUS that sex offenders have a high recidivism rate, a rate of 80% re-offending. Where is that process of review? There isn't. Why? Because guess who's on the CASOMB panel. Guess who isn't. What exactly is the purpose of CASOMB again?
  • New Person March 17, 2017 at 10:16 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI think we're all waiting on what the SCOTUS says about Michigan's Snyder case. If the SCOTUS agrees that registration is now punishment when compared to the original scheme, then Michigan probably abolishes the registry. Once Michigan falls, others will utilize the same result to abolish theirs. Well, that's assuming the SCOTUS doesn't narrowly tailor who can benefit from Snyder - contrarian move considering they blanketed all offenders in their original decision. As of right now, people can use Snyder case as it has been upheld in Michigan Courts. But it will be reviewed by the SCOTUS (this year, iirc). All registrants of Michigan are holding their breaths until then. Heck, I'm holding my breath too, for Snyder and Peckinghman.
  • New Person March 17, 2017 at 10:09 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsThere's a statute that says the judge needs to go through a two-step process to levy registration as well as state it court. Essentially, it's a mini-trial for and against registration. But this statute is only brought up for certain offenses. Problem is... the courts do not follow their own statutes to the T. There's much disdain against sex offenders in the court that they always assume "the outcome will be the same". Well, then let the lower court actually do the two step process, rather than the higher courts "assume no different outcome". The lower court did not follow the rule of law, but the appellate level just did not care. Imagine having to go through that process now with all the knowledge we know: Dr. Ellman and Ellman's paperwork on "high and frightening" contrarian views on recidivism rates + other research on recidivism rates are low + CASOMB's low recidivism rates + low risk assessment (that's why you got probation) should not equate to life time registration. It's the fact that you or anyone else in your situation were not properly given your "mini trial" on registration that is very concerning. You are supposed to be guaranteed that right in court, not brushed away as if it all sex offenders are a high menace to society. See, there is no context given to you. You are of one and the same - monstrous with a "high and frightening" recidivism rate. Can someone say "bill of attainder"? Exactly how many registrants were given that "required two-step process" at the lower court level before being forced onto the registration scheme? The first time I read about this "mandatory two-step process" was from the Hofsheier case.
  • AJ March 17, 2017 at 10:08 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI'm no attorney, but if you've had your conviction expunged, it essentially never happened (there are specific and limited exceptions, from what I've gleaned). Heck, even law-and-order Mississippi recognizes that as fact! See: https://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO100814.pdf (Paragraphs 6 & 13 are the meat of the issue) in which the MS Supreme Court ruled an expunged record equates to a clean record for registration purposes in MS--even when the expunged crime occurred in another state! It's a bizarro world when someone from liberal CA needs to move to conservative MS to enjoy improved civil rights and liberties.
  • mike r March 17, 2017 at 9:56 am on FL: Oppose SB 1558 which can take away children from parents (Call to Action)the courts are no longer there to enforce the law of the land, our Constitution, but are politically, monetarily, and professionally motivated to simply rubber stamp anything that comes out of the legislative branch or that panders to the mob rules mentality..they are going to continue to run roughshod over are Constitution until someone articulate and intelligent enough challenges the justification and the lies that came out of the Mcklune, smith and Connecticut decisions...
  • Jo March 17, 2017 at 8:41 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsYou did read that the bill won't even go into effect until 2019 right?
  • Harry March 17, 2017 at 7:43 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryI am wondering how many drug dealers, known by the US Gov't. that went through with no issues?
  • Chris F March 17, 2017 at 6:42 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsAnyone that thinks they will get put on the public website due to this bill that wasn't on it before needs to quickly talk to an attorney if this bill passes. There are enough precedents now with the registry being punishment that a judge should be able to keep you off the registry prior to you getting a hearing on the matter, and then it should be stopped with a claim of a double-jeopardy violation, due process, and to protect your privacy. I'm no attorney but I don't see why those wouldn't be sufficient.
  • Chris F March 17, 2017 at 6:35 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsYep, that isn't fair and does sound like an equal protection challenge. They should do the rolling part for only the first year to keep from being flooded the first day.
  • David Kennerly March 17, 2017 at 12:54 am on General Comments March 2017Having now nearly completed viewing this hearing I have to say that I found it all but unwatchable. Nicole Pittman was the only expert with any integrity amongst a number of lying hysterics.
  • Steve March 17, 2017 at 12:22 am on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsThen point is so that they don't have everyone doing it at once. Seems pretty logical.
  • Nondescript March 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopThey may not even have been a real busybody, or a real parent, a bus bench or a red car. Seriously, how do we even know the veracity of their claims about " public outcry for " or the "public demands" this or that in relation to sex laws and monitoring ex offenders? We don't. Obvious yellow journalistic tactics to increase their revenue and further their agenda and more proof that the media and law enforcement are in cahoots. Perhaps this spine chilling and spurious story may help them get that new latte/cappuccino refreshment bar in the PD employee lounge...
  • David Kennerly March 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm on General Comments March 2017Thank you for this! I am watching the recorded hearing now on C-Span. Here's the address: https://www.c-span.org/video/?425487-1/child-advocates-investigators-testify-crimes-children Crimes Against Children Witnesses, including John Sheshan with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, testified at a hearing on laws to prevent child exploitation.
  • James March 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI suspect it may have to do with officials not wanting to get hit with thousands of requests the day the law becomes effective.
  • David Kennerly March 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsPlease Roger, let's not demonize one another. Timmr is not a "troll" nor is he "smug" nor is he "armchair" (you met him at the rally in Oakland against IML). He has serious and legitimate grievances with the terror-state, as do we all. He has a different interpretation of the tiered registry system under consideration than you and me, although I have come to support the proposed legislation very reluctantly, as you know, identifying within it much potential for its subversion by government agents. Still, and for reasons stated previously, I think that it offers the most hope today for immediate, though limited, justice and for moving the Registry towards eventual dismantlement. I would say that he has as much right to argue against it as we do to support it and that we would do better to foster community here than to impose an arbitrary litmus test upon membership. I value both of you as contributors to this movement.
  • Los Angeles County March 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIf Janice or team can answer this question please. I was concerned about the exclusion from Megan's Law website would be taken away once the tiered registry is implemented in California. So I read the latest SB 695 bill and from what I read, registrants can still apply for exclusions if they are tiered 2? For my situation, I would be place on tier 1 so does that mean I can apply for exclusion from Megan's website? Currently I am excluded from Megan's website. Please reply. Thank you.
  • Lake County March 16, 2017 at 10:49 pm on General Comments March 2017Here's the video from the House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on laws to prevent child exploitation. https://www.c-span.org/video/?425487-1/child-advocates-investigators-testify-crimes-children
  • Timmr March 16, 2017 at 10:43 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsWell ban me if you are the one who plays that role in ASCOL and you feel I threaten your organization for some reason. Until then, I will continue to voice my opinion here, although you only seem to want a choir, not a forum along with the few others that still comment here.
  • D March 16, 2017 at 10:24 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsWhat the heck is up with the requested change that you must wait until the month of your birthday to submit the request for removal?!?! That will make me register for almost another full year! My conviction was at the beginning of Nov and my birthday is at the end of September. That means that I will have to wait about 10 years and 11 months instead of the 10 years! Where as someone whose birthday and conviction date are opposite will only have you register for 10 years and 1 month. How does that stand up to the 14th ammendment equal protection clause? What is the point of this change? I can't seem to find any reason for it!
  • Timmr March 16, 2017 at 10:01 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopThen we can blame the refugees for causing the earth to warm. How about pin that on sex offenders? Why not? Who needs science?
  • grr March 16, 2017 at 9:47 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countrydid you give a 21 day travel notice before you left? sorry to hear you were denied entry..
  • Lake County March 16, 2017 at 9:37 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopNo, according to President Trump, CO2 emissions do not contribute to climate change.
  • From the Land of Lincoln....now hear this! March 16, 2017 at 9:31 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopWhat?! Underhanded public affairs release of info on something that is nothing, but needed to have something done about because a busybody was bored?! And in other news from the Land of Lincoln where on the southside of Chicago today.....
  • JCrsn March 16, 2017 at 9:28 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedIt's looking like it was just moved to March 28th, or at least March 28th is a "placeholder" date for now. So keep those letters and phone-calls ready.
  • From the Land of Lincoln.... March 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopUnless a restraining order is placed on the person, which there would need to be justification for to even start the process and not the thought, "you never know, so let's panic and put one on him", he is free to travel the streets as a tax payer without hinderance and profiling. Even the great state of IL knows that because that is where all great constitutional lawyers come from! (Rolls Eyes) This sounds like a poor way to do a compliance check on the man without needing to go to his house. I would like to profile him because he drives a red car, which shows anger, a non-American car, which means he is not for this country with his purchases, and does not want to take the train, so he is anti-mass transit and wants to personally add to CO2 emissions for continued climate change.
  • grr March 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsI am. Expunged 23 years ago, registering for 28 years, and never have been on the website. Now they want me to wait until my birthday to petition if this bill passes? My luck. It will past, they will put me on the website and then I'll have to fight with them for a year. In the mean time I'll lose my job and everything else. I can tell you I'm at the end of my rope. I cant imagine how anyone who is on the website and has an open public record makes it day to day. You all deserve better and hope you all the best.
  • Mr. D March 16, 2017 at 8:31 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsRoger - Really? Maybe I missed something in Timmr's post but let's not get too emotional. Current laws and proposed legislation can adversely affect all of us in a negative way. Suggest we all focus on moving forward and improving the overall quality of life for RSO's.
  • NPS March 16, 2017 at 8:16 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsAlso in the same boat. I had my conviction reduced to misdemeanor and expunged; I'd be eligible for a CoR in 2020. I was never on Megan's Law website. I still have to register though (pursuant to 290.006 even though the original sentencing judge never stated his reasons for it other than because he can).
  • James March 16, 2017 at 8:04 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryDear American: I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through this...I think we all wish you well finding some solution with the Philippine Authorities...but I don't know. Good Luck & Best Wishes, James
  • USA March 16, 2017 at 8:04 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopWhat????? They didn't shoot him? What if it was the brother of a registered offender? Cousin? Lookalike? How could this guy get away with driving a car? Let alone, by himself? Maybe he was convicted 35 years ago and his offense was peeing in public? Did he drive by a few parks and McDonalds Playgrounds as well as he dropped his child off at school? Did he also pass the prostitutes, drug peddlers, gang bangers and recently arrested murderer at the same bus stop? How dare this guy!!!!!
  • James March 16, 2017 at 7:48 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsDear Ron: I am in the same boat as you...successful expungement...decades ago, yet I still have to register since my offense is one of those listed on PC 290.5...and so I think I am ineligible to get off or even to seek a COR. Though I caution, I have not sought a formal legal opinion on my situation....it seems clear, but it may not be. I keep meaning to make an appointment with Chance, spend whatever is necessary, and get a firm final opinion on this.... But, I have been busy. Eventually, I'll get this done.
  • Ron March 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsListed on Megan's law and required to register every year. No way out as of yet. Can't even apply for certificate of rehabilitation with a 288. Conviction was in 2003 and it was expunged in 2010.
  • Joe123 March 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsWhy do Juveniles receive special treatment when it comes to required registration length of time? 5/10/15 years? That sounds like what it should be for ALL registrants, worst case. Where are they getting these statistics to back up the claims that juveniles should get 5/10/15 and everyone else is longer? Wait, didn't that Static 99 claim that the younger you are, the more likely you have a risk of re-offending? So why are juveniles getting less than people over age 18? Does anybody within CASOMB and the politicians have authority to Turn On their half-empty brains? No offense to them, but you have to be a special type of 'intelligent' to whole-heartedly go along with this Joke. Everyday I am blown away at how horrible of a country the United States is becoming, primarily and possibly entirely due to politics.
  • Lake County March 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsSo are you listed on Megan's Law website still? Or are you just listed on privately owned websites? If you are listed in the media, then there is not much that can be done about that other than to get an internet company to get those unwanted listings way down Google's list or learn to do it yourself. If you can learn how, you can do it yourself for no money by using free web blogs and website hosts.
  • USA March 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsHi Ron. I have a battery charge/Felony/wobbler/ summary probation 20-21 years ago. Reduced to misdemeanor/expunged. By law, the 17B makes it a misdemeanor and you can state you have never been convicted of a felony. I'm not on the website. I think the tier updates are heading into the right direction, but I think it would be important to address those with expunged convictions. My offense has been expunged for years! So, I can't see how someone with no criminal history could immediately become a tier 2 etc. I can't see how we would just fall off the registry after this bill passes, but maybe putting us in the undisclosed category. Legally speaking, we are no longer convicts!
  • Ron March 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm on CASOMB Reports on Tiered Registry Bill, New Registrant StatisticsIs there any relief for RC's who have successfully expunged their record? I have an attempted lewd acts with under 14 but was able to expunge. As it stands I still have to register. It would be a meaningful win if an expungement granted relief from the registry. Not sure what the benefit to expungement is if people can just google your name and learn all the need to about your past. Anyone else in the same boat have any input?
  • Rob March 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm on General Comments March 2017Hi I have a full size pick up, can they be done on weekends? I would love to have some extra income. I live in LA, can drive anywhere not too far, NOT on parole or probation. Rob
  • Cool CA RC March 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus Stop"Meanwhile, police suggested that registered sex offender find a different route to work." Freedom of travel ?
  • ONE DAY AT A TIME March 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopI left my post on that site. so far 4/4 post are in our favor.
  • American March 16, 2017 at 4:09 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryWas refused entry to Philippians March 13, 2017, RSO, had vaild us Passport, did not know of this problem till refused. Wondering why I was granted a passport to begin with, working to gain admission thought proper Philippine Government Channel,
  • David March 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLOh, good grief. Thought I could do something nice for my aging mother while she can still handle it, and it would be really nice to think I could take a simple cruise without threat of problems. Frustrating, but I need to hear these things. Thank you. I've heard it's best to steer clear of Mexico, but I wonder about Jamaica and Bahamas and Grand Caymons, those kinds of places. I'd be going ashore for a few hours with my 80 year old mom.
  • Drummer March 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm on General Comments March 2017NotLikingCA..... I have a truck. I'm in SCV. Is that to far from you.
  • Nicholas Maietta March 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm on SIGN UP NOW for ACSOL’s 1st Annual Conference – We Are All in This Together (June 16/17)Interestingly i just completed another bus acquisition. In addition to my 7.3L Diesel, I've now got myself a clean 2010 6.8L Triton V10 Super Duty, 24+2 Passenger ADA Non-CDL bus on a 1.5 Ton Ford Chassis, built by El Dorado. I've uploaded some pictures here: http://computer-hacker.net/2010%206.8L%20Triton%20V10%20Super%20Duty%20Shuttle%20Bus%2024%20Passenger%20Non-CDL/. The bus will be converted into an RV, but i'll be sure to leave some passenger seating up front for these types of events. I don't know if the bus will be ready by mid-June, but I will certainly work on it. If you email me nick@computer-hacker.net with your contact info, i'll get in touch with you. Ironically, i was working on 1 bus I recently aquired when this opportunity came up. I have a mechanic lined up to swap out the transmission ASAP. If i know more people would go on these trips, i'll be sure to keep at least two fold down seats able to accommodate up to 4 people, with dinette seating which can also handle about 4 more. I will work as fast as I can, i'd like to start attending these events on a regular basis.
  • Stephen March 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm on FL: Oppose SB 1558 which can take away children from parents (Call to Action)Look who wrote the Bill and you can guess there will be more bills coming.
  • TG March 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedSo, is it on the 28th or has it been postponed indefinitely?
  • Mot March 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLYou do not have to go ashore to get in trouble. I traveled on a cruise to Alaska with a stop on the return in British Columbia. We were not going to get off th ship since there was not a lot of time; anyway, I got a letter to come to the casino as soon as we docked. There were about 15 of us. I got taken to the Canadian Customs office and had to sit there for two hours and then was threatened with arrest for 'illegally' entering the country. Two officers went to our stateroom and search it and our luggage. I was then releaed and told NOT to return to Canada. So be careful and check before you leave.
  • Roger March 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsTimmr, ACSOL has a workable plan of action that will help make possible an incremental decrease in the number of people on the registry. Your smug comment "That is it" tells me you are financially well off enough to be on the registry the rest of your life without facing unemployment and homelessness. You can be an armchair general for the rest your life, stoking your ego by pissing on the hard work of others, and following your SINGLE action item of telling people how bad the registry is--which of course ACSOL has been doing for years. Please stay in your dark troll cave and hammer out never-ending troll crap on OTHER websites. You are not welcome here. By the way, when you get off the registry someday due to the long-term plans and hard work by ACSOL, I hope you have the grace to feel shame.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm on The Unjust, Irrational, and Unconstitutional Consequences of Pedophilia PanicChris F , I concur with your observation. The sex offender list are in Form & Function a classic Bill of Attainder, which is forbidden by the Constitution: The state cannot single out citizens for Harsher Punishment or Treatment because they are on any list. I hold to the Reality that the list Violate Equal Protection and Equal Privileges Protections in the Federal and State Constitutions—the government can't teat people differently, under the law. Furthermore, the fact that the list is by De Facto Perpetual Punishment when we take into Account the Evil (Want Invoking) that the IML law will produce, and there is no Effective Way or Path for a person to challenge one's status on the Offender & IML lists, would seem to violate constitutional due-process protections. In addition focus can not be denied in viewing the violation of Ex Post Fact protections.
  • Nondescript March 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopMan driving to work. Obeying all laws. ( insert "sex offender" and "school" in the headlines to increase Palos Park PD State funding) Im starting to think these stories are actually written by law enforcement themselves or some public relations specialist within their department and then disseminated to the propaganda news outlets.
  • NotLikingCA March 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm on General Comments March 2017Regarding hiring: If someone has a truck and is not on parole/probation, I may be looking for someone to do deliveries for me. It would be very part-time, something like 5-10hrs/wk, but I would pay well for it (equivalent to $25-30/hr).
  • Chris F March 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI know some people are saying they could be put back on the registry by this bill. If that happens, in today's climate of the registry being acknowledged as "punishment", wouldn't it be challenged under "Double Jeopardy" as well as issues of fairness and finality under "Due Process" ? From what I see : "The double jeopardy clause protects against imposition of multiple punishment for the same offense - " See more at: http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment5/annotation05.html#3
  • Lake County March 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm on General Comments March 2017Child Advocates and Investigators Testify on Crimes Against Children; Witnesses, including John Sheshan with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, testify at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on laws to prevent child exploitation. They said that only the worst of the worst children have to register. Nicole Pittman with Impact Justice, VP & Center on Youth Registration Reform Director is testifying for registration reform. This might be able to be found on YouTube after the hearing. The hearing seems to be skipping around to all subjects regarding sex offenders. Some politicians speaking seem to have a balanced view of the issues of registration.
  • Lake County March 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm on General Comments March 2017C-SPAN3 live right now 12:00 noon PT, Hearing is going on now about children being on the registry. Subject: Prosecution of Crimes Against Children. They clearly stated on TV there is no evidence that the registry prevents child sexual abuse. They are talking about removing all children from the registry. I'll add more info as the hearing goes on. There are people on both sides of the issue testifying.
  • Chris F March 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm on FL: Oppose SB 1558 which can take away children from parents (Call to Action)Florida Sex Offenders are just beaten over and over again. The vengeful idiots that create and get these ridiculous laws pushed through need to be sued. Unfortunately, their judges are just as bad. How can they even debate how hundreds of sex offenders living under a bridge is keeping the community safe, and now they want to break up families too? You would think that would be an easy Constitutional challenge as taking away parental rights should require a "strict scrutiny" review by judges. Nope. Those backwards judges will claim otherwise as long as a sex offender is involved.
  • USA March 16, 2017 at 11:46 am on FL: Oppose SB 1558 which can take away children from parents (Call to Action)I certainly don't agree with people viewing child porn, but this is gross! Children need their parents unless the child is being abused etc? What about the drug dealers etc?
  • FactsoverFiction March 16, 2017 at 11:44 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedOn the California Legislative website it still has no word on the postponement - it says the hearing is on 3/28/17. Should this be disregarded?
  • ReadyToFight March 16, 2017 at 11:35 am on IL: Police Query Sex Offender Spotted Driving Near School Bus StopPretty vague description of this persons crime(s) Guarantee his life is turned upside down all over again because he was taking a shortcut to work. When I see a creep I make sure they see me and know that I see them. And I guarantee if I ever saw someone trying to take a child I'd put that person in the ICU. Why even write this article? The Heroic parents jumped into action and nothing came from it case closed...just another pretty picture painted for the mental side of society.
  • TG March 16, 2017 at 11:05 am on FL: Oppose SB 1558 which can take away children from parents (Call to Action)So would this apply nationwide, or just in Florida?
  • David March 16, 2017 at 10:57 am on Survey – International Travel after IML*Question for travelers* I am trying to plan a cruise for my mom while she’s still able (80 yrs. old, & neither of us have been on a cruise). She lives in Texas and wants to go out of Galveston. Aside from US territories, I’m concerned about being turned back, embarrassed when we land for short forays ashore. Do you think I’d risk a problem if I get off at, say, Bahamas or another Caribbean country? Appreciate any advice.
  • Lake County March 16, 2017 at 10:40 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsCuriouser, What, you don't think all the critics here (that got themselves here in the first place) know more than Janice and team? (lol) The biggest critics of ACSOL seem to be the ones that are most afraid to use their vast expert knowledge to submit their own petitions for relief or file their own lawsuits against the registry. Janice and the advocates in other states will someday get the public registry removed, but it takes time. I think she has done an amazing job so far. I can't imaging how bad things would be for us now without her. Remember, Janice and Chance are good attorneys who don't have to take on this very unpopular advocacy for us. She could decide to abandon us at any time and with all the criticism she gets, I wouldn't blame her. She has much more patients putting up with all the negative comments then I do. She truly deserves our support and encouragement.
  • Hopeful March 16, 2017 at 8:09 am on General Comments March 2017I was just saying take some responsibility for the situation u put ur self into, quit whining, and man up. The registry totally sucks, so help fight it. Be part of the solution not part of the problem.
  • JC March 16, 2017 at 6:28 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI don't know if it has already been mentioned but the tiered registry bill is scheduled for public safety committee hearing on April 18.
  • T March 16, 2017 at 3:33 am on The Unjust, Irrational, and Unconstitutional Consequences of Pedophilia PanicIn the words of Edmund Burke " The only thing necessary for triumph of evil, is for good to do nothing"
  • G4Change March 16, 2017 at 12:30 am on ACSOL to Lead Lobbying Effort in Sacramento on March 20 and 21I wish I could attend. I will pray often during these two days that God will speak through each of you and open the hearts and minds of these legislators to truth and reason.
  • AB March 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedThank you for the reply, Janice. Hopefully the above statement is correct and this means that this heinous bill has/will be withdrawn.
  • Curiouser March 15, 2017 at 9:44 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsYeah. The 30-plus year attorney who has made it her life's work to fight against the registry and the laws that oppress registered citizens, who knows more about PC 290 than pretty much anyone in the state, and who scrutinizes every proposed bit of legislation like a biblical scholar analyzing a piece of scripture "overlooked" something. Oh, and even if she DID overlook something, which she doesn't, her colleague, the criminal defense attorney who is president of this organization, one of the few who obtained a Certificate of Rehabilitation and made his way off the registry, and who knows more about PC 290 than pretty much anyone in the state, would let her know. We get it. You hate this proposed bill. Now bash away, but do us a favor and keep it to under 35 paragraphs.
  • Janice Bellucci March 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedThere is no need to send letters and make calls at this time.
  • Chris F March 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm on The Unjust, Irrational, and Unconstitutional Consequences of Pedophilia Panic"Stigmatizing these people as a threat to children everywhere for the rest of their lives may seem irrational, but that does not mean it fails the rational basis test. "Under rational basis review," Hamilton explained, "a law 'may be overinclusive, underinclusive, illogical, and unscientific and yet pass constitutional muster.'" Well, it doesn't pass constitutional muster when the constitution includes "No Bill of Attainder may be passed". Those who don't know the basics of a Bill of Attainder can see it on wikipedia.
  • Lake County March 15, 2017 at 9:24 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedJanice or someone posted this info at the top of this page. Updated today. I've found that “postponed indefinitely” is a nice way to say the author of the bill was told this will not pass and they withdrew it to save face. It's not good for a politician to publicly have their bills rejected. Most bills die like this.
  • AB March 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedHopefully we can get a little more clarification soon on what this means and whether we should still be sending in letters and calls at this time. I have friends and family calling in so it would be helpful to know whether I should tell them to hold off for now. Perhaps it's due to conflict with the upcoming tiered registry bill?
  • Lake County March 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm on FL: 9 Investigates crackdown on sex offenders inside Disney WorldSince someone just mentioned this issue in another thread, I figured I'd make this comment here to let the new people aware of this. I have also heard that Disney uses facial recognition software too at the entry gate (if not throughout the park). But really, how many RC have actually committed any crime within their parks or hotels? Gang activity is always the biggest problem for any amusement park, that's why most have metal detectors. if you want to go to a Disney park and/or hotel, just put the room in someone else's name and come with a prepaid day pass. AAA offers good day pass discounts. (Although it's not worth going for the price).
  • Timmr March 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm on General Comments March 2017Plus 1
  • Timmr March 15, 2017 at 7:21 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsAs someone said and I repeat (in a liberal paraphrase), some of us scumbags are prohibited from getting a dismissal, expungement or COR as it is. Even if we got probation. Maybe with the new system, we can at least apply for its equivalent after 20 years. Registry building leaves a bad taste in my mouth, so I am not going to be involved in it. I would prefer we keep pointing out the harm registries do to the people on them and to public welfare in general. That is it.
  • KM March 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm on The Unjust, Irrational, and Unconstitutional Consequences of Pedophilia PanicThe truth is there will always be those who take things to an extreme. It is prevalent on almost EVERY topic. The problem sex offenders have is there is no rational voice in the mix to sort of ground the extremes. The intelligent, cordial sex offender usually isn't willing to draw attention to himself out of shame and no one else who hasn't been branding is willing to raise their voice either. To me, the modern day sex offender is the perfect example of a minority in need of help from the tyranny of the majority. Yet, the courts have turned a blind eye.
  • Lake County March 15, 2017 at 7:12 pm on General Comments March 2017Some theme parks like Disneyland will do background checks on season pass holders. They have been known to take registrants aside and deny entry while you're with your family. There are some old posts about it somewhere on this site. Here's one topic: http://all4consolaws.org/2013/04/fl-9-investigates-crackdown-on-sex-offenders-inside-disney-world/
  • Timmr March 15, 2017 at 7:08 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedWhere did you here this? If this is true, then I can't indulge in the fantasy that my one letter killed the bill, har, har -- because I haven't mailed it yet. I have the copies and will mail them tomorrow, even if the meeting is postponed. I spent about three hours on them. Don't trust the phrase "postponed indefinitely."
  • mike t March 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsCouncilwoman Ellery Deaton said she supported the decision to rescind the ordinance but only under duress. Really!?! Who threatened her and how? How can a person support anything under duress? Poor choice of words I guess. I have to register every year under duress! Congrats again on the victory ACSOL! This is more free publicity and awareness for our plight. If each article like this gets at least twenty readers to question the ethics and integrity of these insane restrictions, then I'm happy. I Realize that many people will lose their sense of security or panic over this, but there are plenty of cynics out there who will see though this BS.
  • mike r March 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency Restrictionsalso these decisions coming from these left wing radical judges shooting down Trump's travel bans are extreemly important cases and language from the courts...the reason I say left wing judges is because by all legal rights trump has the statutory and constitutional authorities to impose this ban...there is no ambiguity to the statutory section that authorizes him to do it...but we can definitely use these decisions and relate them directly to us...
  • AB March 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedShould we still make calls and send letters?
  • mike r March 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency Restrictionsbetween the Lynch case (which no one has mentioned or referenced untill now) and the fact that state laws supercede local ordinances that no one can be charged or prosecuted for violating any of these residency or presence restrictions...it seems to me to be settled law here in California. the state didn't even contest who Jessica's law applies to....they conceded it only applies to people on parole...I find it hard to believe that no one has ever brought to light the Lynch case seeming how utterly important it is to so many of us...of course nothing surprises me anymore...Lynch I am almost positive nullifies any residency restrictions anywhere in California so if someone tells an rso to move or that they can't move somewhere in California we can tell them to go screwww themselves and simply cite the Lynch case...thats my take on the subject..if I'm wrong please let me know....
  • Joe123 March 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm on General Comments March 2017CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT against the United States Government by Registrants is MUCH overdo, and much needed. Too many low-intelligence politicians with interests of their self-image who are in power making asinine laws which make absolutely no sense to humanity or public safety or a better society. It's TIME for a change, time to stop being overly-polite and afraid of expressing your outrage with what's happening to this country's justice system.
  • LaVearne Davis March 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm on CA RSOL Meeting in Los Angeles – April 12Been looking for help for my brother. Victorville California has done him so wrong
  • Lake County March 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedAnd another one bites the dust. This is great news. I figured this bill would not go anywhere especially with ACSOL and so many of us advocating against it. Maybe politicians will start to realize that passing laws against us is no longer a sure thing.
  • Drew March 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJanice, do you care to respond to my original post? I'd like your feedback please. Or anyone else care to respond that might have some solid answers... or close.
  • Lake County March 15, 2017 at 3:27 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryThis is probably not a good place to be sure you get the correct answer. We really only deal with U.S. laws and how it effects our travel to other countries. We could make an educated guess, but you'd be better off contacting an immigration attorney in your country or the Philippines. If you're interested in marriage to this person, you also need to check your countries rules to see if you are even allowed to sponsor her entry into your country. We registrants in the U.S. cannot sponsor anyone to come into our country.
  • C March 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm on General Comments March 2017Has anyone ever been flagged entering a secure building, like a downtown LA skyscraper? I have to enter these buildings from time to time and get paranoid, especially when they swipe my driver license. Bought an annual pass for a local theme park that takes a finger print scan to verify your identity for future visits. So far, so good, but it is always in the back of my mind that that one of these times I'll get taken aside and told to leave.
  • C March 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm on General Comments March 2017I've been operating my business out of an office in a business complex for years and have heard nothing about registering ones work place. In fact, as far as the cops are concerned I maintain a home office. I don't tell them my company name because I don't want them to ever show up here, and if they decide to start publishing work addresses, as they do in some states, I don't want it on the social media web site from Hell.
  • Joe123 March 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm on CO: Englewood alters but keeps restrictions on sex offendersIs this real life? I mean seriously. They allow existing registrants to stay, but have restrictions for new ones? What on Earth does that accomplish? Either you allow ALL or you ban ALL. You cannot pass a fake law like this which is absolutely useless. They clearly can see that what they are passing is a complete joke for public safety, so they make a 'compromise'. You do NOT make a compromise when you are convinced that you're doing something for public safety. Are adults making up these laws or children? What a joke and a disgrace of human intelligence if nothing else.
  • C March 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm on General Comments March 2017I'd call it a Stigma Offense. Murder, robbery, manslaughter? No problem. Looked at something or touched someone in their "bathing suit area"? You filthy disgusting POS! Stone him!
  • New Person March 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsAlso, it is not stated within 1203.4 that you must continue to register. The very "specific language in 1203.4" states: "... and as noted below," designated all exceptions on the beneficiaries of those awarded the 1203.4. For gun people, if you earn the 1203.4 and felony reduction, then you can own a gun again. There should be a civil action as to the mistreatment of registrants to not share the equality of all those convicted and no longer convicted.
  • USA March 15, 2017 at 1:51 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsCongrats! The scary thing is that I live very close to Seal Beach! I had no idea this law existed' Very disturbing!
  • Anonymous Nobody March 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695The point was simply about those who were in the position to be able to stop registering after getting a COR. Those are only lower level offenses.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJanice, I think you have overlooked something here. And like I said, this is NOT the first time they have changed 290 to do this kind of thing; it was definitely on purpose when they did it about 1203.4 PC, which they did separately once for felonies and later for misdemeanors. And we can fix both issues with the simple clause I proposed above (and now slightly tweak): “Anyone who at any time prior to 2018 met the standard to stop registering that was in place at that time and gained that relief shall not have to register for that offense regardless of any subsequent change in the standard.” That clause would solve the same issue they did both times, both the COR and 1203.4. And I certainly hope the legislators' sense of justice when they hear about this will make it an easy sell to add. Something like this very basic fairness certainly ought to be an easy sell no matter the prosecutors' objections. The tweak is to make it clear that the registrant actually got the relief, not simply could have. That is because the 1203.4 way was dependent on the state of the law in a separate statute back then, 1203.4 did not say anything about 290 so neither did the court's 1203.4 order. Once you got 1203.4, you simply stopped registering, you didn't have to tell anyone, they knew you got 1203.4, they put it on your rap sheet. In reality, 290 was only lifetime for those who did not get probation.
  • ReadyToFight March 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsI think it's awesome that our group can have victories on matters like where we're allowed to live. But what about all the many places that deny us and our families a place to rent just because of the SO status? Forcing us to live in slums or on the streets.
  • JCrsn March 15, 2017 at 11:43 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedSo the hearing date is postponed indefinitely? What does this mean? Is this good news? The "Bill Status" of AB 558 on the California Legislative Information Page has no new info, where was the postponement posted?
  • mike r March 15, 2017 at 11:08 am on Seal Beach Repeals Residency Restrictionspeople v lynch another indication that the California courts are prime for a real challenge to the entire scheme....
  • Harry March 15, 2017 at 10:57 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedMy letter was mailed today. They are not wordy and direct to the point.
  • PK March 15, 2017 at 10:52 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryPlease inform the group if you made it into the Philippines. Now I'm wondering if notices are being sent from the UK. Where's Paul R?
  • Cool CA RC March 15, 2017 at 10:50 am on General Comments March 2017will you be hiring ? if so let us know;
  • PK March 15, 2017 at 10:48 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryHello, read the comments in this Thread and make a wise decision. I certainly wouldn't fly to the Philippines.
  • New Person March 15, 2017 at 10:09 am on General Comments March 2017Nice read. It's from 2014, but still a good read. Interesting take on "disgust" being the moving force rather than empirical evidence. Here's a succinct quote from that pdf: " The law’s enabling of the “vicious cycle” of disgust, dehumanization, and banishment would be checked if more judges (and especially Supreme Court Justices) were to depend more on empirical data than commonly accepted “knowledge” when deciding an issue. " And... " There are many instances of disgust and dehumanizing language being allowed to enter criminal courtrooms. A district court judge referred to a defendant as a “predator” and a “pedophile monster.” " Which segues to this: " Another constitutional bulwark against the tyranny of the majority is found in federalism. The judiciary should act to ensure the other branches are not creating laws that are violative of the Constitution. One way to do this for courts to demand legislatures produce data in support of their lawmaking. " Proof of this: " Recently, in California, Judge Thelton E. Henderson determined that, under intermediate scrutiny, a law that would require the registering of all Internet identifiers of all 73,000 California sex offenders was not nar143 rowly tailored. He based his decision on facts presented by the opponents of the law: In this case, the government has not provided any evidence regarding the extent to which the public safety might be enhanced if the additional registration requirements went into effect. Plaintiffs’ evidence—as yet undisputed— indicates that only 1 percent of arrests for sex crimes against children are for crimes facilitated by technology, and that registered sex offenders are involved in only 4 percent of these arrests.126 " All this is pertinent as it gives us insight as to what Janice and Team are doing with this tiered proposal. Janice will be querying the makers of this bill with Public Safety as to how the makers arbitrarily constructed this bill and what use of scientific data helped construct that tiered proposal? Obviously, the makers probably did not use any and will probably refer to "common sense" or "because the SCOTUS deemed this a regulatory scheme". And this is where the example of the reversal of the internet identifier in California would prove contrary to not abide by the utilization of statistical facts and research. Especially with CASOMB proving less than 1% re-offense rates would question the totality of the registration scheme altogether. Also, with the recent Snyder case from Michigan, it posits that the regulatory scheme approved in 2003 is not the same as present and was deemed punishment. There needs to be a way these re-offense rates have to be entered into the government and this tiered proposal may be a way to introduce these statistics that the government cannot refute, especially when the government has not shown any statistics that reveal registrants are "high and frightening" to re-offend. In an odd way, this tiered proposal could be the venue to where the government can actually re-visit registration with Janice being our voice to thwart "disgust" justice with "empirical" justice.
  • ron March 15, 2017 at 10:07 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryjust want to add to my last comment.... I am on the UK S.F.R and have been on it for over 10years plus I am classed as low risk with that help
  • ron March 15, 2017 at 9:44 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryI am in the UK want to travel to the Philippines on the 17 march will they let me in i am a wheelchair dependant person and want to go and see a girl I have known for over 4 years but never met,I just thought it would be a good time to meet up please reply
  • Nondescript March 15, 2017 at 2:31 am on General Comments March 2017"........They ramble on and take false pride in their jobs, children, cars, education, girlfriends, wives and homes, but they will never truly be free ...." You just described most American citizens. You think your neighbors are free? Your local grocery clerk? The truth is that the Government wields control over almost every aspect of our lives, registered or not. You've had the veil lifted . Shaken from the collective trance like state. You have been liberated from lies you once believed in and now you KNOW you are not free which is the prerequisite for obtaining true freedom. You are demonized and marginalized? Only you can do that to yourself. This is a spiritual war if nothing else. Now be a warrior. Or don't.
  • Justice For All March 15, 2017 at 12:35 am on General Comments March 2017Oh, sounds awesome! Good luck with your business venture. Let me know if/when you would be hiring. I don't live too far from those areas. 😉 And I agree with Hookscar, you only need to notify them asap if you move, etc. As far as anything else, you can just wait until your annual to give them that info. I've asked numerous times if one is required to give information where one works. No one could really give me a straight answer. There is some mention of it in the legal jargon, but nothing about it when you initial your requirements.
  • Timmr March 14, 2017 at 11:05 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsCon. Fusion. To pour together (in Latin). Mixing things up or maybe seeing things as they really are, like a child would before the world is separated into names. Disordered. Whole. Indivisible. Chaos. Chaos was, according to Greek mythology, the origin of everything, and the first thing that ever existed, as nameless formless as the void. Fusion, mingling mixing, like swirling atoms in the sun, making heavier elements through implosion. Changing. Churning. Ocean surf. Con-fusing. Life.
  • Timmr March 14, 2017 at 10:20 pm on General Comments March 2017Sounds like a contronym. It should be "lack of" status offense. I get your point. We need better phrases to describe the reality of registration laws and how they are unlike most anything seen in recent times. Cruel....and unusual.
  • LM March 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm on General Comments March 2017You are right ----> Living w/o a life A vast majority of people posting on here seem to have developed a form of Stockholm syndrome, whereas normalizing their life circumstances as "at least I'm alive" mentality thus reinforcing their pseudo life and meager existence. They ramble on and take false pride in their jobs, children, cars, education, girlfriends, wives and homes, but they will never truly be free and will always be castigated, vilified, demonized, marginalized and shunned online. They will never be able to escape their past and most have made peace with dying on the registry. But hey, some are on-board with being witch hunted all the way to hospice; the freedom without privacy and safety lifestyle, and being bad-mouthed before getting off a plane in another country in the name of "protecting children."
  • Janice Bellucci March 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsIf you want to know if your city has residency restrictions, please contact me through this website and I will answer your questions.
  • D March 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsThe statement that "there will be no residency restrictions in all of Orange County” is only partially true. There are still cities like Cypress that have only agreed not to enforce their residency restrictions but not repeal them.
  • Bay area RSO March 14, 2017 at 7:17 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsCongratulations on another win! By any chance, does someone keep track of all the residency restriction wins ACSOL has achieved? How do I know if my city has one? Going to my city's official website just mentions Jessica's law for reference.
  • New Person March 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsAwesome job! BTW, I didn't know about People v Lynch. Essentially, anyone not on parole has no residency restriction. This clarifies the unknown in the re:Taylor case where the scope was only for parolees.
  • pgm111 March 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsAnother significant win. Thank you Janice.
  • newby March 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsGod Bless You Janice..There is a special place in Heaven for people like you..
  • Nondescript March 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offensesI kind of agree with Janice. Moreover, the medias official narratives are starting to fall apart. More and more people don't trust what they hear on the nightly news, and are turning to alternative sources for information. I think people really do WANT the truth. Even my elderly mother is beginning to see through the corporate media lies. She is my bell weather. The legislation regarding registrants that has been proposed over the past 10 or so years are so outrageously dystopian, it is almost as if they WANT us to fight back . ( I have my own theory as to why that might be but I I won't discuss it on this forum) No, it will not take decades to expose. We are on the precipice of exposing their lies and their labeling of people to suit their agenda and once that happens, we can prevail with a more sensible and prudent way to help even those with real addictions and compulsions get the help they need. The darkest hours are just before dawn..... P
  • G4Change March 14, 2017 at 4:43 pm on Seal Beach Repeals Residency RestrictionsAnother unconstitutional law created by holier-than-thou N.I.M.B.Y.s bites the dust! Thank you Janice, Chance, and all!
  • LM March 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offensesI wouldn't necessarily use a defeatist tone, but it will take an event to bring about a paradigm shift. Everyone thought the Confederate Flag in SC would stay flying forever until violent extremism happened. The rhetoric of the child safety advocates needs to be discredited and debunked along with the registry schema deligitimized. The registry does not keep little Adam and Megan from dying in vain - it defiles their memory.
  • HOOKSCAR March 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm on General Comments March 2017No. If you are not on paper (probation or parole), the only requirement is that you register where you live.
  • mike r March 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offenseswelcome Tom its great to see (but also unfortunate for the reason why your here) another intelligent individual adding constructive spot on comments..
  • Nondescript March 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLIt is called the Hegelian dialectic and divide and conquer strategy which has been used to oppress and control societies for aeons. They need to manufacture events to foster hatred and turn citizens against each in order to rule over everyone. Race, religion, and economic status has always been used, but they really made strides when their think tanks came up with idea of making everything a sexual perversion. The media is essentially their propaganda tool that makes it all possible in modern day society. The good thing is that people are waking up to this and the main stream media is losing credibility fast.
  • Cool CA RC March 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThanks for sharing .. You have an very interesting point of view.
  • Nondescript March 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm on Survey – International Travel after IML@DRob My husband ( a registrant) and I flew to Barcelona with a side trip flight to Paris with absolutely no problems. After embarking the plane and going through Customs, it was a relief to hear " welcome to Spain". Upon returning home the US customs told my husband he had to go over to a windowed office ( no reason given) . He sat in the office for about 7 min, where they ran his passport again, handed it back to him and said " here you go, you are cleared". No reason given, no questions asked, no inspection of luggage etc. I guess this is what is referred to as secondary inspection? At any rate, enjoy your vacation! Barcelona is amazing. P
  • Janice Bellucci March 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm on Sex offender sues Ventura school districtThe plaintiff in this case has not paid and will not pay legal fees or related costs.
  • DRob March 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLThank you James. I'm looking forward to it. I have friends in Spain and France, so it will be amazing.
  • NotLikingCA March 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm on General Comments March 2017Registration Question: I live and register in Upland, CA. In the next month, I will likely be opening a business -- a warehouse -- in either Upland or a neighboring city (let's say Rancho Cucamonga as an example). Do I have any sort of registration or notification requirement? It's not a residence and that's the only thing I can find a law on, but you guys have a lot more experience with this than I do. Thanks.
  • Janice Bellucci March 14, 2017 at 11:31 am on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offensesRon, I believe that we will reach The Tipping Point "soon" when the public understands the truth about registrants. And when we do, legislators and others will run in front of our parade and claim they always supported our worthy cause. Looking forward to that day.
  • Joe March 14, 2017 at 11:21 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsNow that I have thought about it and re-read the proposed bill language I am no longer sure I was correct. Where in the bill does it state that those previously granted a CoR - which terminated the registration requirement - are exempt? I believe the intent is there, but the actual, un-ambiguous language is not. Am I missing it? Can you advise, please?
  • Jack March 14, 2017 at 11:10 am on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedI just saw a hearing by this committee on the California channel. The chairman is incredibly weak. He sides with the republicans on every single issue, even bills considering disorderly conduct. It will probably pass this committee for that reason. We need to pay even closer attention to Ms. Skinner on the senate side.
  • Janice Bellucci March 14, 2017 at 10:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsJoe and Roger, I agree with you completely. The tiered registry bill will not affect anyone who has already been granted a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
  • Ron March 14, 2017 at 10:36 am on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offenses"... states, courts, etc. will look back..." You are correct. This will happen. But, it won't be in our lifetimes. The best we can hope for is that in 100 years people will look back on this as another Salem witch trial, for we will be long dead.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 14, 2017 at 10:21 am on General Comments March 2017Lake County you speak Truth Hitler and the Nazi (National Socialist party) he founded were also great followers of Mararet Sanger's Solutions for society. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger The Ugly Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • David March 14, 2017 at 10:02 am on General Comments March 2017I do not have kids, but have visited schools (with appropriate permission) in order to attend District community meetings, emergency trainings, and local government events. It's certainly a hassle, but I have usually been able to get permission (or I don't attend), but it takes a couple weeks of emails. (I was denied permission by a local private school whose auditorium was being used for a public informational meeting by a local semi-government utility provider.) At the last event, I spoke with the school's principal after the event - she actually apologized profusely for her response taking so long but she explained that it had to go up through the proper administrative channels.
  • Son of Liberty Child of Freedom March 14, 2017 at 10:02 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsCool CA RC The "Confusion" you sense: con·fu·sion kənˈfyo͞oZHən/Submit noun 1. lack of understanding; uncertainty. "there seems to be some confusion about which system does what" synonyms: uncertainty, incertitude, unsureness, doubt, ignorance; formaldubiety "there is confusion about the new system" 2. the state of being bewildered or unclear in one's mind about something. "she looked about her in confusion" synonyms: bewilderment, bafflement, perplexity, puzzlement, mystification, befuddlement; Was put in place by the combined efforts of the Politicians, Judges, Law Enforcement, Attorneys, & Your Fellow Country Men in order to Destroy your life & that of your Loved Ones as they are from Their perspective Guilty By Association & merit and deserve to suffer with you. If the Politicians, Judges, Law Enforcement, Attorneys, & Your Fellow Country Men were to be Forced to Account for their Evil (Want Creating) Ways or Paths they would posit: "Extra-Judiciary Punishment" But Truth be told it is simply a form of practicing "The Ethic of The Avenger" that is to say "Revenge", a child born of "The Conquest Ethic" in contrast to the correct practice of "The Consent Ethic". This of course goes completely counter to The True Justice of The Torah found in the 5 books of Moses in the Old Testament of which The Founding Documents of The United States of American form it's basis or that were based by The Founding Father of our reasoning for freeing ourselves from serving The King of England, head of The British Empire. The Torah is the Fountain of our Freedoms, it is a Fact & Reality of our recent past history. Fixed Objective Morals, Laws, or Paths of Correct Conduct put in place by a Eternal אחד (Echad) One Creator in heaven. is our Nations Stated Fixed Point that Forms Certainty, Security, & Sureness in our lives. Revenge is not ours to take: Deuteronomy 32:25 makes this clear. http://biblehub.com/ylt/deuteronomy/32.htm Knowledge of your personal position in life relative to the Creator is what will set you free & clear the confusion these Wicked Servants have formed & created to destroy their fellow country men. I speak Truth As Yehovah Lives, so should we
  • David March 14, 2017 at 9:41 am on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offensesGood article. Too bad no politicians are likely to heed the common sense arguments.
  • steve March 14, 2017 at 9:38 am on General Comments March 2017I went thru the same thing with children's court. They tried so hard to keep me away from my kids but I prevailed as well. My kid's school found out once it went online. They go to catholic school so i eventually had to have a meeting with the archdiocese. From that meeting I was allowed to be on campus for events etc.... It was very hard at first knowing everyone knew my past but some very loyal friends were very vocal in a positive way about me that pretty much silenced everyone. i found that out much later. These are my best friends today. There are people out there like that you just have to have faith in people. AYSO banned me from watching my daughter play soccer. My son was black balled out of one of his sports clubs. Recently, my daughter, who is in college 2000 miles away, her friends parents found out and I received a text from one of them with my picture from the website saying "WTF is this" After a night of painful phone calls to 5 different families it all sorted out and everything turned out fine. My point is, it doesn't end. Be prepared for a few "hurricanes" be it eventually settles. I actually feel better now that it's out there you don't have to hide.
  • David Kennerly March 14, 2017 at 8:13 am on General Comments March 2017It's also what is known as a "status offense," a term which we really should be using more often. A "status offense" is a law which only applies to a specific class of powerless citizens (most often, minors) but which clearly also applies to the many laws which Registrants, exclusively, are obliged to obey.
  • ma.concerned.citizen March 14, 2017 at 8:00 am on General Comments March 2017While on probation I obviously asked every time I wanted to attend any event at my children's school. Once off probation, I don't ask permission from anyone. I drop off / pick up, and attend functions just like any other "normal" citizen. No one has said anything. Let them stop me from being part of my children's lives.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 14, 2017 at 7:59 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI suggest the bill be amended to add the clause I proposed above. That clause would solve this COR issue AND the exact same issue that was never solved when they did the same thing to those people who had gotten relief under 1203.4 PC. It is inexcusable not to cover that and fix it now too, don't use language to limit it to the COR only -- the issue is the exact same thing. And in the 1203.4 issue, anyone who got 1203.4 prior to the date of the change that eliminated that as a means of relief would be exempt from registration once again and they already had earned and obtained. That is, it is not difficult to know who gets that relief, although I guarantee you the prosecutors will say it would be overwhelming to figure that out. But I note, there is a pattern throughout this bill. This elimination of the COR as a means of relief and making those people go through this new method is NOT a mistake. This is intentional, as it was intentional when they did it to 1203.4 relief as well. This bill is rife with these things all through it. As I have said from the beginning, this bill is a prosecutor's dream bill, and it is very deviously crafted to slip that past your eye. All they are doing in with this bill is redefining the word "tier" to be what we already have as a COR -- they are not giving us actual tiers! They are simply using the word "tier" to fool you.
  • jm March 14, 2017 at 6:39 am on General Comments March 2017Unfortunately I am still on probation... hope to be done by October. But the kids are definitely mine... even though they tried. The police reported me to child services when I was arrested. 8 months and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees later and I finally prevailed in child court. I am not one to do illegal things or skirt regulations but I do wonder what would happen if someone got picked up for violating the 'can't go to schools' provision. Can you imagine sitting in the city jail... "what are you in for... DUI, got in a fight, stole someones purse... me? Oh I went to my kids school play." It's a classic malum prohibitum isn't it?
  • James March 14, 2017 at 6:02 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLCongratulations...that is a wise choice...BTW, our passports have long had chips in them....there are things we can't do anything about, so we have to let them go. But a direct flight to Barcelona or Madrid is just smart. If you do got to Barcelona do try to make it 60 or so miles south to Tarragona, the Roman capital of Eastern Spain...a fine city today and...the ancient ruins are spectacular! Barcelona was nice, (take the tour that allows you to go to the roof of the Central Cathedral...oddly, a very special experience for me...largely a non religious person, but this cathedral touched me). I mean to write about how special the border area was, especially the Pyrenees...it was just fabulous! I'd link my video and images but...I can't so do follow this link however. Enjoy yourself...not everyone will say this to you, but you deserve good things in your life. https://www.google.com/search?q=taragona&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=tarragona&* There is a wonderfully high Aqueduct outside of town also that you can walk across. In any case, enjoy for all of us....lol Best Wishes, James
  • Terry March 14, 2017 at 3:27 am on International Travel after IMLBeen a long time, but thought I'd update. I wrote in June about no problem flying into Portugal. After six weeks, I flew into Amsterdam to pick up my car shipped from US. I've driven thru Schengen countries with no problem, obviously, as there are no border customs. Into Romania (non-Schengen), Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, and back to Romania. All fine, no problems. Prices are extremely low and there are millions of things to see. The Istrian peninsula (maybe 100 sq miles) has beaches, castles, caves, Roman ruins, 16th century Venetian-style city centers, vineyards, mountains, even dinosaur footprints!...you get the idea...all crammed together. And you can buy a nice 1 bedroom Condo in Pula for about $65k. 90 day rule though...90 day visa in country, 90 days out, then repeat. Albania has 12 months in and 90 days out. In Sarande, you can buy a beautiful Condo with a spectacular view for about $50k. And a monster seafood feast in a fine waterfront restaurant for $8! It's so pleasant not to have to put up with all the crap in the US. I miss my family and friends, but I'll just buy their airfare and bring them over for visits. Really don't plan on coming back, at least until the US pulls its collective head out of its ass. Seen from afar, America's hypocrisy is hard to comprehend. Europe is not perfect, but in our cases, light years ahead of the puritanical, unforgiving, "good Christian" nation that the US has become. A brief example...when you're driving between towns (and many of the Balkan drivers here are unbelievably stupid! - side note) you will see a guy pulled over, peeing on the side of the road, with his junk fully exposed for all the world to see...no attempt to cover or shield from the passing cars and possible "children," and neither he nor they could care less. Natural bodily function. In the US, he would be arrested on the spot and his conviction, no matter how minimal, would label him a sex offender! Bravo America! Another evil doer punished for life! In Europe, he was just a guy that couldn't hold it until the next town! Donald Trump is not the cause, just a symptom. When will we ever learn!
  • David Kennerly March 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm on General Comments March 2017"I can think of no area of the criminal law, except perhaps international terrorism, into which contemporary American society has terrified itself into more ignorance than this." "Disgust, Dehumanization, and the Courts’ Response to Sex Offender Legislation" by Alexandra Stupple https://www.nlg.org/nlg-review/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/11/NLGRev-71-3-final.pdf
  • Mr. D March 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Lake County - I concur with you. Once one starts rambling they tend to lose their audience . In addition it almost becomes like a sales pitch. None of us that currently post comments and read the content of this website are going to have any immediate impact on the bill that Will be reviewed and voted upon in Sacramento. I'm very sorry that this bill will not help everyone. But like it or not it is progress from our current conundrum.
  • DRob March 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLUpdate: It only took 1 week for my passport renewal to be processed (I paid the extra fee for expedited service). I cannot see any markings on the passport that are unusual or identify me as registered. However, there is a warning on the inside back stating that "this document contains sensitive electronics." That implies that there is a chip that has more information. I can now book my flights. Will book directly to Barcelona or Madrid for August or September. I will keep you all posted.
  • Matt Duhamel March 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offensesI love his comment, "Have we gone nuts?" Yes, we have. Change will come. It may take some time, but I'm confident the politicians, states, courts, etc. will look back and realize that these barbaric laws did no good whatsoever.
  • Lake County March 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I quite agree. I never read posts that long. Most important points can be made in a much shorter post. In general, once you've gone past three paragraphs here, you've lost a majority of the readers.
  • JCrsn March 13, 2017 at 6:32 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedIt's unfortunate that we won't be allowed to speak. Will there be any main statements that are allowed to be made in opposition during the meeting?
  • Tuna March 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsPerhaps this bill should be amended to say: "Unless the duty to register is terminated pursuant to Section 290.5 or had previously been terminated pursuant to Section 4852.01" ? Would this not grandfather in those who already have been relieved from registration via a CoR?
  • Steve March 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695Wrong some of us, currently, have no opportunity at a cor.
  • USA March 13, 2017 at 4:06 pm on Habitual sex offender, public masturbator gets life in prison for latest crimeWell, I'm not sure what to say. This man clearly is out of control! He is a danger to himself and possibly others. If I'm not mistaken, he was just released from prison? I don't agree with the sentence, but what would you do?
  • JCrsn March 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695You need to make this concise. People aren't going to read a huge novel, if you want people to read this you need to cut out all the extraneous material and concentrate on your actual points.
  • Cool CA RC March 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm on General Comments March 2017I hope it won't take us 40 years to replace this laws
  • JCrsn March 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm on Assembly Bill 558 (ML Web Site Exclusion) – Hearing PostponedJanice or Moderator, If this gets passed through by the Public Safety Comm. what will be our options from that point and the timeline involved? Would AB 558 get effectively negated by the Tiered Registry bill if it gets passed?
  • Cool CA RC March 13, 2017 at 11:10 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsThis is all to confusing can't we just get rid of the registry once and for ALL?
  • Joe March 13, 2017 at 10:48 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsI see your point... and an important one it is. It reads as if this sentence “…unless the duty to register is terminated pursuant to Section 290.5.” (currently, registration termination under PC 290.5 follows a CoR under PC 4852.01) is referencing the proposed PC 290.5. What needs to happen is that the sentence in the first paragraph NEEDS to reference either the previous / existing PC 290.5, or the language in the proposed PC 290.5 needs to be re-numbered. Why? According to [PROPOSED] 290.5. (a) (1) A person who is required to register pursuant to Section 290 and who is a tier one or tier two offender may file a petition in the superior court in the county in which he or she is registered for termination from the sex offender registry at the expiration of his or her mandated minimum registration period. The petition shall contain proof of the person’s current registration as a sex offender. A person previously relieved of registration under PC 290.5 following a CoR under PC 4852.01 can, thusly, NEVER even petition for relief, as they are not currently registered as a sex offender. Leaving them in some sort of purgatory. I believe that ACSOL President Oberstein is such a person, relieved of registration after a CoR. Could he weigh in on this, perhaps?
  • Anonymous Nobody March 13, 2017 at 10:48 am on Tiered Registry Bill Introduced as Senate Bill 695I'M AGAIN POSTING ANOTHER OF WHAT I ALREADY POSTED ON JANICE’S JOURNAL ON THIS BILL -- I'M SORRY, BUT WITH TWO THREADS ON THIS SAME ISSUE, I FEEL LIKE ONLY HALF THE PEOPLE WILL SEE POSTS IN EITHER TOPIC -- YET, I AGREE THAT DOUBLE POSTING IS AN ISSUE TOO. SO, I WILL ONLY POST ONE OF THE TWO ADDITIONAL ONES I POSTED AT JANICE'S JOURNAL, I WILL NOT POST HERE THE OTHER ONE ABOUT THE RELIEF FROM REGISTRATION VIA A COR BEING LIFTED, AND SO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO GOT THAT WILL NOW HAVE TO START REGISTERING AGAIN COME JAN 1 AND DEAL WITH TIERS: As I look more into this tier proposal, it is becoming ever more obvious it is NOT a tier proposal. This is an incredibly devious proposal to block us from real tiers. This proposal is little other than a word game, redefining a COR as tiers. That means this is simply giving us what we already have, the possibility of a COR. You are not going to find "90%" of registrants getting relief from registration under this proposal any more than they get it under a COR. A tier proposal would let people out automatically after they finish the time for their tier. But that is NOT what this does. This sets up a possible court review -- to be determined by whatever prosecutor you are stuck with, such as Rackauckas in Orange County -- pretty much as deep and intrusive as a COR. Consider what the law will now say MUST ("shall" means "must") be considered in any court hearing at the end of your tier: "In determining whether to order continued registration, the court shall consider: the nature of the registrable offense; the age and number of victims; whether any victim was a stranger at the time of the offense (known to the offender for less than 24 hours); criminal and relevant noncriminal behavior before and after conviction for the registrable offense; the time period during which the person has not reoffended; successful completion, if any, of a Sex Offender Management Board-certified sex offender treatment program; and the person’s current risk of sexual or violent reoffense, including the person’s risk levels on SARATSO static, dynamic, and violence risk assessment instruments, if available." So, even what your offense was can be used as a reason to deny you the relief! That makes your tier irrelevant, it is just a COR time frame to be allowed to apply, but to be denied! The nature of your offense is already known in deciding how long you must register to get this relief. As a tier, its already supposed to have been decided that that time is enough for that offense. But its not, under this bill your original offense can be a cause to deny you this relief! And absolutely, if your offense was a higher one, and they let you plea bargain to a lower one, you now are going to be judged on that higher one, on the "nature of your offense." If that is your situation, you better start getting used to the idea that you are not going to get out of registration at the end of your tier, that dismissal of the charge you got in the plea bargain is not going to be worth as much as you thought -- absolutely, that is exactly why the prosecutors put that language in this bill, to in effect put you on trial on that dismissed charge after all. Gee, they can even use your PRIOR or subsequent perfectly LEGAL conduct (behavior) as a reason to deny you this relief! That is, even though you have now learned to not cross the line, never violate a law, you have proved via the test of time that you can keep yourself contained within the law, that is not good enough! That's good enough for everyone else on the planet, but that is not good enough for you, you must be better than that just the same as you must be to get a COR. That is, for example, what consenting adults do legally and in private behind closed doors can now be used to deny you this relief -- or whatever else it might be that the prosecutors want to assert or wherever else you might do it. Any of the requirements of a COR can come in under that language -- all those requirements for a COR are considered to be "relevant." Mind you, if you had ANY criminal "behavior," not "conviction," since your registrable offense -- and it does not need to be a registrable offense or even sex related -- that can be used to deny you this relief. It even specifically writes that clause so that that criminal behavior does not even need to be "relevant!" Only the non-criminal behavior must be "relevant," whatever that means, and that's another point, that is just too vague, that will allow anything that's surrounded with some hyped up language. And of course, the bit about your current assessment by SARATSO. This is a major, this means your tier time is irrelevant -- other than to deny you what your SARATSO score says you should have a LOT sooner. This makes the tier proposal nothing but a smoke screen, only your SARATSO rating is relevant! And the various things that get you negative points on that are unconscionable, such as simply that you are single - - tell me, how many women want to marry, or have anything to do with, a convicted sex offender who is registering and suffering compliance checks!? Gee, it even requires the court to consider the time period during which you have not reoffended, as in does the court agree with the times set for the tier! But that is what the tier time is supposed to already have decided, that that amount of time is plenty enough, it is not supposed to be overruled by a judge with a different opinion of, or less respect for the tiers, a judge who wants a longer "tier" to decide you are safe. And again, I note, they are NOT dealing with this as a time frame from your offense or release, which is all that should matter and which a tier would be. They are measuring this as the amount of time you have registered, as in a sentence, and even more specifically, that registration must be in California, as in a sentence to California. I have advocated since day on that a real tier should be measured as time from offense or release, not time on registration - bad attitudes produce bad bills. A tier is supposed to mean you have passed the test of time, not that you have served enough of your sentence. A tier should be more like a statute of limitations that a sentence. Gee, those people who were not prosecuted before the statute of limitations ran get full relief from all of this, but those who suffered the conviction are now to suffer more if they registered out of state or maybe just didn't start registering again in the mid-1990s when their previous relief under a 1203.4 "expungement" was lifted, but they never realized it was lifted and that they were supposed to start registering again. All this because this is not being handled similar to a statute of limitations, as in how long have you not reoffended, you have passed the test of time, period. These things just make this tier proposal nothing but an indeterminate sentence! That's not what a tier proposal is supposed to be. This is making this relief nothing but the earliest time you can have your first parole hearing. None of this should be involved in a tier proposal, this is all for a COR. A tier proposal is supposed to be more like you have reached the end of your sentence, they cannot hold you any longer. A COR is what is supposed to be more like a parole hearing. The prosecutors have come in on this proposal and played word games, simply taking out the COR as a means of relief and calling what had been relief via a COR a tier, but handling it like a COR. Gee, it even conforms to the times for a COR, except for the lesser offenses that before this bill could have gotten relief in seven years -- those we are now being lengthened to 10 years, getting the COR at seven years will no longer end registration for those people. Yes, this change is taking away any relief one might have gotten from a COR. If you got a COR and with that were allowed to stop registering, under this bill, you will now have to start registering again come Jan. 1 and, if or when you get to the end of your tier, you will have to file for removal from registration, and possibly have to suffer this court hearing -- its up to the prosecutor, although I would hope, since you already got a COR, they don't demand the hearing, but I would not bet on it, especially if you had some behavior they don't like, perfectly legal or not, after your COR. And another egregious thing completely unrelated to tiers this bill is exploiting is to take away the relief from being posted on the Internet that some registrants applied for and obtained. That is now being taken away, and they will again be posted on the Internet! This is like when they took away relief from registration obtained via a 1203.4 "expungement," required those people to start registering again. And now this bill will be taking away relief from registration attained by getting a COR. And how many years will it be before relief you might get under this tier proposal is taken away? As the state high court said in Doe v. Harris, you should know you can lose this relief at any time via subsequent changes in the law. That has already happened in the past for all those who had obtained relief via 1203.4, it is now about to happen for all those who were relieved via a COR, and it is now about to happen for all those delisted from the internet after applying for and earning that relief. And we are not complaining about this! This is NOT a tier proposal. This is NOT attitudes changing to be more reasonable, this is just a shell game. There are loads of details all through this change that have nothing to do with tiers, and which no one is focusing on but do make our situation worse.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 13, 2017 at 10:40 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsAs I look more into this tier proposal, it is becoming ever more obvious it is NOT a tier proposal. This is an incredibly devious proposal to block us from real tiers. This proposal is little other than a word game, redefining a COR as tiers. That means this is simply giving us what we already have, the possibility of a COR. You are not going to find "90%" of registrants getting relief from registration under this proposal any more than they get it under a COR. A tier proposal would let people out automatically after they finish the time for their tier. But that is NOT what this does. This sets up a possible court review -- to be determined by whatever prosecutor you are stuck with, such as Rackauckas in Orange County -- pretty much as deep and intrusive as a COR. Consider what the law will now say MUST ("shall" means "must") be considered in any court hearing at the end of your tier: "In determining whether to order continued registration, the court shall consider: the nature of the registrable offense; the age and number of victims; whether any victim was a stranger at the time of the offense (known to the offender for less than 24 hours); criminal and relevant noncriminal behavior before and after conviction for the registrable offense; the time period during which the person has not reoffended; successful completion, if any, of a Sex Offender Management Board-certified sex offender treatment program; and the person’s current risk of sexual or violent reoffense, including the person’s risk levels on SARATSO static, dynamic, and violence risk assessment instruments, if available." So, even what your offense was can be used as a reason to deny you the relief! That makes your tier irrelevant, it is just a COR time frame to be allowed to apply, but to be denied! The nature of your offense is already known in deciding how long you must register to get this relief. As a tier, its already supposed to have been decided that that time is enough for that offense. But its not, under this bill your original offense can be a cause to deny you this relief! And absolutely, if your offense was a higher one, and they let you plea bargain to a lower one, you now are going to be judged on that higher one, on the "nature of your offense." If that is your situation, you better start getting used to the idea that you are not going to get out of registration at the end of your tier, that dismissal of the charge you got in the plea bargain is not going to be worth as much as you thought -- absolutely, that is exactly why the prosecutors put that language in this bill, to in effect put you on trial on that dismissed charge after all. Gee, they can even use your PRIOR or subsequent perfectly LEGAL conduct (behavior) as a reason to deny you this relief! That is, even though you have now learned to not cross the line, never violate a law, you have proved via the test of time that you can keep yourself contained within the law, that is not good enough! That's good enough for everyone else on the planet, but that is not good enough for you, you must be better than that just the same as you must be to get a COR. That is, for example, what consenting adults do legally and in private behind closed doors can now be used to deny you this relief -- or whatever else it might be that the prosecutors want to assert or wherever else you might do it. Any of the requirements of a COR can come in under that language -- all those requirements for a COR are considered to be "relevant." Mind you, if you had ANY criminal "behavior," not "conviction," since your registrable offense -- and it does not need to be a registrable offense or even sex related -- that can be used to deny you this relief. It even specifically writes that clause so that that criminal behavior does not even need to be "relevant!" Only the non-criminal behavior must be "relevant," whatever that means, and that's another point, that is just too vague, that will allow anything that's surrounded with some hyped up language. And of course, the bit about your current assessment by SARATSO. This is a major, this means your tier time is irrelevant -- other than to deny you what your SARATSO score says you should have a LOT sooner. This makes the tier proposal nothing but a smoke screen, only your SARATSO rating is relevant! And the various things that get you negative points on that are unconscionable, such as simply that you are single - - tell me, how many women want to marry, or have anything to do with, a convicted sex offender who is registering and suffering compliance checks!? Gee, it even requires the court to consider the time period during which you have not reoffended, as in does the court agree with the times set for the tier! But that is what the tier time is supposed to already have decided, that that amount of time is plenty enough, it is not supposed to be overruled by a judge with a different opinion of, or less respect for the tiers, a judge who wants a longer "tier" to decide you are safe. And again, I note, they are NOT dealing with this as a time frame from your offense or release, which is all that should matter and which a tier would be. They are measuring this as the amount of time you have registered, as in a sentence, and even more specifically, that registration must be in California, as in a sentence to California. I have advocated since day on that a real tier should be measured as time from offense or release, not time on registration - bad attitudes produce bad bills. A tier is supposed to mean you have passed the test of time, not that you have served enough of your sentence. A tier should be more like a statute of limitations that a sentence. Gee, those people who were not prosecuted before the statute of limitations ran get full relief from all of this, but those who suffered the conviction are now to suffer more if they registered out of state or maybe just didn't start registering again in the mid-1990s when their previous relief under a 1203.4 "expungement" was lifted, but they never realized it was lifted and that they were supposed to start registering again. All this because this is not being handled similar to a statute of limitations, as in how long have you not reoffended, you have passed the test of time, period. These things just make this tier proposal nothing but an indeterminate sentence! That's not what a tier proposal is supposed to be. This is making this relief nothing but the earliest time you can have your first parole hearing. None of this should be involved in a tier proposal, this is all for a COR. A tier proposal is supposed to be more like you have reached the end of your sentence, they cannot hold you any longer. A COR is what is supposed to be more like a parole hearing. The prosecutors have come in on this proposal and played word games, simply taking out the COR as a means of relief and calling what had been relief via a COR a tier, but handling it like a COR. Gee, it even conforms to the times for a COR, except for the lesser offenses that before this bill could have gotten relief in seven years -- those we are now being lengthened to 10 years, getting the COR at seven years will no longer end registration for those people. Yes, this change is taking away any relief one might have gotten from a COR. If you got a COR and with that were allowed to stop registering, under this bill, you will now have to start registering again come Jan. 1 and, if or when you get to the end of your tier, you will have to file for removal from registration, and possibly have to suffer this court hearing -- its up to the prosecutor, although I would hope, since you already got a COR, they don't demand the hearing, but I would not bet on it, especially if you had some behavior they don't like, perfectly legal or not, after your COR. And another egregious thing completely unrelated to tiers this bill is exploiting is to take away the relief from being posted on the Internet that some registrants applied for and obtained. That is now being taken away, and they will again be posted on the Internet! This is like when they took away relief from registration obtained via a 1203.4 "expungement," required those people to start registering again. And now this bill will be taking away relief from registration attained by getting a COR. And how many years will it be before relief you might get under this tier proposal is taken away? As the state high court said in Doe v. Harris, you should know you can lose this relief at any time via subsequent changes in the law. That has already happened in the past for all those who had obtained relief via 1203.4, it is now about to happen for all those who were relieved via a COR, and it is now about to happen for all those delisted from the internet after applying for and earning that relief. And we are not complaining about this! This is NOT a tier proposal. This is NOT attitudes changing to be more reasonable, this is just a shell game. There are loads of details all through this change that have nothing to do with tiers, and which no one is focusing on but do make our situation worse.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 13, 2017 at 10:33 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsIf I can find them? EVERYONE who got probation for a registrable offense from 1944 to the 1980s or 1990s date of the change is involved in that -- whether they know it or not. That will be lots of people, whether they have been caught yet or not. I suspect most of those numbers they say are not registering are those people. As for 1203.4 dismissing the case, first, the federal government has never recognized a California expungement. Second, even the California appellate courts now many times have said 1203.4 is NOT an expungement, they say it does NOT dismiss the case despite the language in it that says the case is dismissed. They say the conviction remains, that you are merely relieved of certain disabilities of the conviction. This is because they see a conflict in 1203.4 in that it retains some "punishments," such as a felon still cannot possess a gun and others. The courts say that if punishments are retained, then the conviction remains as the punishments cannot be retained otherwise. They could have gotten rid of the punishments, but they instead chose to get rid of the relief. As a result, California does not have an expungement law.
  • Anonymous Nobody March 13, 2017 at 10:22 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsNo, you have misread it. 290.5 is NOT a COR. The COR statute is NOT 290.5. A COR is Sec. 4852.01. And under this bill, a COR will no longer get you out from under registration, this bill lifts that as a means to stop registering. 290.5 is the relief for the tiers -- if you get it, which is sounding more and more like a big IF. My point is that some people already had been relieved of registration by getting a COR -- under sec. 4852.01. This bill is eliminating that relief; they will still have their COR, but it will not relieve them of registration. They will have to realize this, go in and register in January, and then go through the tier process. And if they don't go in and register by Jan. 5, they will be subject to prosecution for non-registration because under this bill, they lose their relief from registration come Jan. 1, that relief is being stricken from 290. I'm not surprised you missed that -- like I said, I did too at first.
  • HOOKSCAR March 13, 2017 at 9:21 am on General Comments March 2017I am not on parole or probation. My conviction was in 1998. Never have I asked permission to be involved in my sons education. I drive him to school, watch him in his activities etc.... thing is, any activity at a child's school that is yours, you have every right to be involved in their education. Called parental rights. There are always other adults and parents involved. Don't be afraid or intimidated. Be a parent.
  • Timmr March 13, 2017 at 8:18 am on How the Supreme Court Spread a False Statistic About Sex OffendersIt has been a long time now that we haven't been considered individual people, but agents like mercury, lead, arsenic, rodents, microbes what have you. We are property, what, 150 years after the 13th amendment declared the state can't allow that, EXCEPT AS PUNISHMENT OF A CRIME. You regulate dangerous agents by documenting their potential to cause harm and make laws to limit that danger. These SORAS are public health laws regulating the agent of servitude, kind of like zoning laws where it is determined where and how many cattle can be grazed on a plot of land. Or what distance a registrant can be from school property or a park. The SORA regulators haven't even done that part right, but the regulators make assumptions based on baseless studies, based not on science but level of public fear. Who has proven we as a group are not individual people where have we lost the will to judge between right and wrong? What license professional would make such a blanket declaration, but the people in the sex offender treatment industry do just that, and provide such testimony to advisory boards like CASOMB. It is absurd.
  • kat March 13, 2017 at 8:00 am on ‘There must be a better way’ to look at sex offensesThe author is correct, our society is very "sexualized" and at a much younger age than any other generation. Kids date much earlier, girls wear make-up as toddlers, parents have no problem paying for clothes for their kids that might be a bit too provocative, but that "everyone else is wearing". We give our children access to their own phone and expose them to the internet before they can even walk. And then....we throw them in prison because they unintentionally downloaded and looked at "Free" porn or they sent their girlfriend/boyfriend a "sexy" picture on their personal phone. The underage teens (and I'm not even sure that means anything in today's world) who have consensual sex get thrown in jail because one of them is slightly older than the other. (And the accusing parents pretend they themselves never had premarital sex and that the accused teen must be a pervert.) And then... we label these people sex offenders regardless of age or severity of their crime. We send them to prison for 5-10 years without any rehabilitation because the fact is, they don't need rehabilitation for any of these things, porn has been around forever, people may look at something Free on the internet, that doesn't make them a pervert, it makes them human. Teens have been sharing sexy pictures for years, it's not the best decision they've ever made, but it probably won't be the worst either. I'm all for putting those true violent sexual predators in prison, those who produce and distribute child pornography as well. And yes, those folks need treatment. Maybe some can even be rehabilitated. But as for labeling every person who commits what the over-zealous government perceives as a sexualized offense with a "sex offender" label, no, I don't agree. All the laws and bills that have resulted in outrageous sex offender laws which do nothing but shame and humiliate registrants and their families where born out of media hype after single, tragic incidents. The media made every sex offender a "monster" in society's eyes and then did nothing to squelch the pitchfork and torch mentality that resulted from their false or inaccurate news stories. There is a better way to look at sex offenders. We need to start by reworking the laws that have gotten so crazy, using the registry only for what it was intended, monitoring only those that truly need to be monitored, not making registrants the object of witch-hunts. We need to find our humanity again.
  • jm March 13, 2017 at 6:41 am on General Comments March 2017Question for those with kids... What are your experiences in asking permission to visit the schools? What was the process like? What was it like when you went to the school? Did someone follow you around or did the teachers know? Breaks my heart to have to avoid going to my kids' conferences, back to school events etc. Won't be able to do that forever. If there's any possibility that they'll treat my kids different once they know though there's now way I'd do it. Not fair to them. Thanks.
  • James March 13, 2017 at 12:27 am on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryOk, I'll ask since I have forgone PI travel due to the IML. 1. What was your original conviction of? 2. Are you currently on the Megan's Law CA website? 3. Since other people have been unsuccessful in entering the Philippines, why do you think you had no problems? 4. Because you didn't give the 21 day notice? Or what? If there is some magic to be had in this, it would be appreciated if you would share it...especially for those that have spouses or far greater reasons than myself to go to the PI (though I did/do have legitimate business reasons). Best Wishes, James
  • New Person March 13, 2017 at 12:14 am on Janice’s Journal: Tiered Registry Bill Could Help More Than 90 Percent of RegistrantsAnonymous Nobody wrote: " we MUST take advantage at this time also to correct the very same egregious injustice imposed on all those who previously met the standard for relief from registration by obtaining a 1203.4 “expungement”; that standard was good for felons until the mid-late 1980s and misdemeanants until the early-mid 1990s. " If you can find someone who had to re-register due to this change in the law, then they can now invoke the Snyder case (Michigan) that says any change in respect to registration is deemed punishment. I'm terribly confused why "your case is dismissed", but your conviction exists to be shared with IML b/c you're still registering. Your conviction exists in respect to registering. If the rebuttal is that registration is not punishment, then by law, I do not have to comply to compelled service once I am out of custody. Involuntary servitude is prohibited unless to punish a crime. If my neighbor is free and doesn't ever have to register, then why must I register as a free person? Why must I continue to SERVER THE STATE when my obligations of my punishment were completed? The California and US Constitution prohibits involuntary servitude. Mind you, we're not even paid for said services. Well, that ventures into slavery b/c a) we have no compensation and b) the term for registration is for life. The state and government are making money off of our state service. Someone is making money in creating programs to be online, to make paper for all the paperwork, the ink or toner for the paper work, the man power to process said paper work, as well as compliance checks. Let's not forget the mandatory counselling that must be paid for too. Slaves were harvesting cotton to make money for their masters. Registrants are harvesting themselves to make money for their masters (the state and any affiliated to make money off of registrants). Are free people banished from free travel, open housing and job availability, or participate in family school functions? If not, then why are free people who are compelled to register not share those same freedoms as free citizens?
  • Lake County March 13, 2017 at 12:05 am on General Comments March 2017The ruling encouraged other states to enact sterilization laws. By 1930, 24 states had passed similar measures and about 60,000 people were sterilized under these statutes. Virginia alone sterilized more than 7,500 people between the Supreme Court ruling in 1927 and 1972 when the law was finally replaced. It is said that Hitler based Nazi Germany’s first eugenic law, the “Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring” on our law.
  • New Person March 12, 2017 at 11:50 pm on General Comments March 2017Living w/o a Life, I believe a lot of us have went through what you went through. Right now, you are incapable of securing a high paying job. But since you did get probation, then you're eligible to get 1203.4, provided you successfully complete the program, paid all of your dues, and not incur any more infractions. I would suggest you start collecting a list of references who can write letters of recommendation for you b/c that's what you'll need if you have a felony and want that reduced as well via 17(b). In all legal sense, your case does not exist if you're able to secure both 1203.4 and 17(b). That will increase your pool of jobs. 1203.4 gets your case dismissed. 17(b) is a felony reduction. Don't stop, though, b/c you still need to apply for the Certificate of Rehabilitation, CoR, in about a decade or less. Get that and you're off the registry. It's been done before. Our president, Chance, did just that and was able to regain his license to be a lawyer again. The road is difficult, but there is a pathway for your own individual self. You don't necessarily need to be on ACSOL, but you should keep in touch with Chance if you want your CoR. Chance won his CoR. He's a shining example of how to win back your life without changing the system. So I wish the best for you. Complete probation successfully and that will open up more doors. Until then, try to bide your time by gathering up your letters of recommendation, in case you have a felony and want that reduced along with being awarded 1203.4.
  • Lake County March 12, 2017 at 11:45 pm on General Comments March 2017Wow, here's some interesting reading. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Buck This statement below sounds so familiar; In an eight to one decision the U.S. Supreme Court found that the Virginia Sterilization Act of 1924 did not violate the U.S. Constitution. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes made clear that the challenge was not upon the medical procedure involved but on the process of the substantive law. The court was satisfied that the Virginia Sterilization Act complied with the requirements of due process since sterilization could not occur until a proper hearing had occurred at which the patient and a guardian could be present and the patient had the right to appeal the decision. They also found that since the procedure was limited to people housed in state institutions it did not deny the patient equal protection of the law. And finally, since the Virginia Sterilization Act was not a penal statute, the Court held that it did not violate the Eighth Amendment since it is not intended to be punitive. Citing the best interests of the state, Justice Holmes affirmed the value of a law like Virginia's in order to prevent the nation from being "swamped with incompetence." The Court accepted, without evidence, that Carrie and her mother were promiscuous and that the three generations of Bucks shared the genetic trait of feeblemindedness. Thus, it was in the state's best interest to have Carrie Buck sterilized. The decision was seen as a major victory for eugenicists.