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  • JoeM April 22, 2018 at 4:31 pm on Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predatorsPre-Crime? So Phillip K. Dick was right all those years ago.
  • LostandDevastated April 22, 2018 at 3:23 pm on MA: From the Capitol: Democrats reject common sense fixesThis must be old. Patrick is no longer governor and residency restrictions were found unconstitutional in 2015
  • David April 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm on Federal Courts Examining Constitutionality of Sex Offender Registries“For the national database to work, the states and federal data need to be knitted together, and for one state to be exempted from the registry puts citizens of all states in danger,” [said] Michael Hunter, Oklahoma’s attorney general. This fool's argument is proven absurd by the very fact that Registry laws differ so vastly from state to state. In some states, you can get off the registry in 10 or 20 years. So the individual in that state is not on a registry, whereas individuals in other states - such as California - are on the registry for life. What if a state had, for example, a registration period of only three years for everyone? What then? The registration discrepancies from state to state, in and of themselves, make his argument nonsensical.
  • Nicholas Maietta April 22, 2018 at 11:05 am on NY: Prosecutors Aren’t Just Enforcing the Law — They’re Making ItWhat happened to separation of powers?
  • HB 631 April 22, 2018 at 10:41 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Brian if I remember correctly, you said you were getting off the registry. What happened? Thought you said you had your letter or your attorney wrote a letter cease and desist? That you signed up for an email alert and one day you were sent an alert of a change in your status, what happened? Are you on or off now? Thought you told everyone that rulings like lutz morrison or other rulings would help be removed or 10 year? So you are being held on the registry under Act 111? If that is the case then if someone is convicted of 2 or more crime under 10 year they would life. And lutz morrison would only be good for POST SORNA? and PRE SORNA must be held to PRE LUTZ MORRISON. So if you have 2 or more convictions stemming from one offense, and because Act111 is being your reason why you are on ACT 10 now, then all PRE SORNA AND PRE LUTZ MORRISON CASES THAT STEP FROM 2 OR MORE UNDER SAME VICTIM ARE SCREWED AND LIFE TIME UNDER ACT 10. Wow!
  • Andrew April 22, 2018 at 8:04 am on Meet the activists demanding elimination of the sex offender registryThis seems encouraging. https://o4anews.com/federal-courts-examining-constitutionality-sex-offender-registries/
  • MH April 22, 2018 at 7:14 am on This Case Could Help Prevent Congress From Outsourcing Its PowerUnless "and" Until...SCOTUS addresses the issue of SORNA being an Ex Post Facto violation, we will continue to be prisoners of punishment by the politicians and our own society. The nondeligation issue will just give the politicians another chance to "wordsmith" a way for SORNA to continue retroactively. I wish Human Rights were an absolute law!
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 22, 2018 at 5:26 am on General Comments April 2018Oh, here we go... Orange County (and Face) Register editorial: "Dangerous flaws in Proposition 57 could result in early release of sex offenders" https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/21/dangerous-flaws-in-proposition-57-could-result-in-early-release-of-sex-offenders/
  • Brian April 22, 2018 at 4:50 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryShaun Yea that is a little weird, the way I understand the new bill is, when we are reverted back to our old requirements what ever time we did in the registry, not in jail because they aren’t counting jail as credible time, not sure about brobation, So if you started out as T1 you should be reverted back to T1, meaning you should be done as of 2013 not 2018, they are trying to play games with everyone’s registration, if their calling you a T1 then your should be reverted back to your old sentencing which would give you relief unless your an out of sate offender like me, who they are trying to hold under act 111/91, like I stated above act 91 was amended in 2012, Terry is challenging that in his suit as well, hopefully it won’t take that long to knock it down as well as act 10,I don’t live in your are so I can’t say who’s a good attorney or not, maybe try and look in Philadelphia area, if I were you I would be careful with with attorneys who offer free consultations. I know my attorney doesn’t offer free consolations, the last one I talked to who wanted to give free consultations wanted to do a phone consultation from his care, I said no thanks.. all of the stated above is jut what I have learned about this new law and act 111/91, If you have not received a letter telling you yiur off the registry by May 22 2018 I would go in and update then, the psp is saying that they aren’t responsible for us not receiving the act 10 letter in the mail that we have to update either with or with out it basically..
  • New Person April 22, 2018 at 4:21 am on General Comments April 2018@ Mike R, NPS found a case that rendered Kelly v Municipal inept because the registry was deemed not punishment. It's a minor road block. PC 290.5 states it's "a duty to register". That invokes involuntary servitude b/c it's only legal compulsory services if it's punishment. Kelly v Municipal described registering as "compulsory registering and re-registering". Today's language used in Megan's Law and PC 290.5 describes it as "duty to register". I can establish via Kelly v Municipal that the registry has been identified in the courts as "compulsory police registration and re-registration" and interchangeably "duty to reregister". BTW, you can use that in your argument with the AG to acknowledge the courts have long established registration and reregistration as a compulsory service under Kelly v Municipal. I really don't know what I'm doing. I'm just gathering info little by little. Seeing cases thwart my efforts bring me down, but I'm so determined to still beat it. I got denied a job b/c I'm on the registry recently. I was recommended for a job, but HR denied me. I was depressed for a while. Now... I just want to beat it. Acquiring a 1203.4 and over several years since the the conviction date, yet the public still thinks i'm a liability. It's a sad reality. You're never good enough to be normal. The CoR application treats you like a separate convict... except you need to be not a convict to get a CoR. And they can still deny you the CoR! It's not a direct path off the registry like it was for the 1203.4 under Kelly v Municipal.
  • New Person April 22, 2018 at 3:16 am on General Comments April 2018NPS, Thank you so much for finding this! It's good research. But I do have to question this case. "As the California Supreme Court has noted, the provisions of section 290.5 and the related provisions governing certificates of rehabilitation and pardons “are consistent with the regulatory purpose to monitor convicted sex offenders, who are generally considered susceptible to recidivism, but to end such special monitoring of those who have demonstrated that their likelihood of reoffense is low.”  (Alva, supra, 33 Cal.4th at p. 265, fn. 4.) These statutes express a legislative determination that the “likelihood of reoffense is low” for convicted sex offenders only when the statutory provisions are satisfied.   Thus, it would be inappropriate to read section 1203.4a as providing an additional, far easier method of obtaining relief from sex offender registration.3" "However, the subsequent enactment of section 290.5 evinces a legislative determination that the need for registration continues until the registrant obtains a certificate of rehabilitation or pardon.  Kelly is no longer good law." This is called moving the goal post with respect to early termination. I. 1203.4 was a legal way to dismiss information or accusation of the crime - the inalienable right to pursue and obtain privacy. In fact, it still is. PC 290 back then was used for police services in 1958. In today's age, it's now a part of background checks and can be supplied to the IML. These two factors did not exist for 290 registrants when Kelly v Municipal was passed. II. From Kelly decision (1958) to Hamdon (2014), has there been rigorous study between those who were relieved from the registry via 1203.4 and those relieved from a CoR (2005 - PC290.5 enactment)? Here's a citation from Kelly: "[4] A word should be said concerning the state's contention that section 290 should prevail upon the theory that it is a special and 1203.4 is a general statute. They are not in that [160 Cal. App. 2d 46] category. They do not meet the test for the rule which the state invokes, declared in In re Williamson, 43 Cal. 2d 651, 654 [276 P.2d 593], in these words: " 'It is the general rule that where the general statute standing alone would include the same matter as the special act, and thus conflict with it, the special act will be considered as an exception to the general statute ...' " Section 1203.4 deals with all probationers, including those who have committed none of the offenses mentioned in section 290. In addition, section 290 applies to some convicted persons who are ineligible for probation as well as to some who are eligible. Clearly, the rule invoked does not apply. The parties have given considerable attention to the applicability or inapplicability of our holding in Truchon v. Toomey, 116 Cal. App. 2d 736 [254 P.2d 638, 36 A.L.R.2d 1230], interpretive of the word "conviction" as used in section 1 of article II of the Constitution, relating to loss of the elective franchise. We perceive no similarity, no conflict, and no problem. In the Truchon case we pointed out that the word "conviction" has been used in criminal statutes with varying meanings. As used in the constitutional provision there involved we held that "conviction" referred to a judgment which remained final, thereby differing from a mere plea or verdict of guilty. Here we are considering the use of the word "conviction" as it appears in two statutes. Section 290 uses it in both senses: After judgment, in respect to the convict who has served his sentence or who is released upon parole; during the suspension of imposition or execution of sentence (see Pen. Code, § 1203.1), in relation to the probationer. Section 1203.4, because it deals with the probationer, has reference to his status as a convicted person during the period of suspension of imposition or execution of sentence." "But in the case of the probationer who demonstrates his ability to go straight, upon his own, by faithfully fulfilling all of the terms and conditions of his probation, the need for further surveillance and registration terminates upon his release pursuant to the sanction of section 1203.4. fn. *" Why move the goal post? The courts believed in the assessment of the judges to levy appropriate punishments. Between 1958 until 2000s, 1203.4 was the standard and none thought it harmful to not apply 290 to 1203.4 recipients. That is over 40 years. There is a vast distinction between years of probation and waiting 10 years for a certificate of rehabilitation. Here's the updated CoR directive: "The granting of a Certificate of Rehabilitation restores to the applicant some of the rights of citizenship which were forfeited as a result of a conviction. Defendants convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor sex offense specified in Pen Code SS 290, and who were granted probation, must obtain relief pursuant to Pen Code 1203.4 before a Certificate of Rehabilitation may be granted." I find this above directive very odd. The standard for a CoR for everyone else is dependent on a conviction. I didn't realize how registrants are treated separately and that there is a much higher threshold to be relieved of the registry. A 1203.4 sets aside a conviction. Why is the relief from the registry a 10-year wait? There is a difference between a person who earned a 1203.4 and one who does not. That's what Kelly v Municipal highlighted. Probation serves as a test and one is only convicted during that probation time, not longer. So I truly don't comprehend a second test to get off the registry. There isn't a true scientific reason to push relief to 10 years, especially using Karl Hanson's research work. If the state can use Karl Hanson's Static-99, then they can employ his recidivism research work, where there is no lifetime registration because the max is 17 years. The sticking point, here, is that if one fails to register, then a penalty will be issued for failing to register. So while the registry is regulatory, a penalty exists for failing to register. Failing to register is a crime. There's no other way around it. In Snyder, in-person reporting is a disability. ---- But the two cases you cited made sure to denote the registry wasn't punishment. "290.5. (a) (1) A person required to register under Section 290 for an offense not listed in paragraph (2), upon obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation under Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 4852.01) of Title 6 of Part 3, shall be relieved of any further duty to register under Section 290 if he or she is not in custody, on parole, or on probation. (2) A person required to register under Section 290, upon obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation under Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 4852.01) of Title 6 of Part 3, shall not be relieved of the duty to register under Section 290, or of the duty to register under Section 290 for any offense subject to that section of which he or she is convicted in the future, if his or her conviction is for one of the following offenses:" Shall not be relieved of the 'duty to register' is direct evidence of compelled service; Compelled service that is not punishment for a crime. Either the registry is punishment and Kelly v Municipal stands, or the state is applying compelled service upon a free citizen under penalty of law - a free citizen with a 1203.4! CA Constitution, Art 1, Sec 6: Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime. The state can't have it both ways. NPS, thank you for this. Any more info to bounce back upon is helpful so I won't be blind sided. It gives me ideas I never thought of before or re-iterates what I have thought. I gotta do research on when the policy changed that the registry was made available to background checks. If it wasn't available back in 1958, during the Kelly v Municipal case, then I can use 1203.4 with the California Constitution, Art 1 Sec 1 as attacking PC 290.5 and PC 290.007. I know CA will be supplying the IML, which means the accusation and information was not dismissed. On a background check, 290 is shared. That alone defies what 1203.4 immunity is supposed to supply.
  • Fb April 22, 2018 at 2:12 am on CA: Statewide crime initiative gains local supportThey want to classify "hate crimes" as violent. Oh dear...literal Nazis.
  • Shaun April 22, 2018 at 12:17 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryAnyone know a good attorney in Franklin County my active date 10 21 03 I'm sure a lot of you know for years my registry said 10 years AWA came in and I discovered it was a new game made me a tier 3 lifetime registration call PSP they now tell me I'm a tier-1 LOL gee thanks act 10 this is like sooooo wrong !! I mean it doesn't take an Einstein do the math I should have been off 2013 but of course with a w a it was a new day right that Adam Walsh act put a dark cloud over many of us I'm someone who believes in paying for a crime which is a long story in itself. Anyway I got a wonder what they'll do now tier-1 is a 15-year thing so that would have me at like 5 months or so to be off that would give me 15 big lovely years which if I want to be optimistic I could say that's okay I've been on it this long right then again I don't know anything yet I don't know if that's the way the game would be played even that's the way it would seem 10 21 18. I could say all well that's only 5 months so what I tell you guys this thing's really confusing I should do like I heard someone say wait until the very last day whatever it is May 22? And it probably wouldn't hurt to find a attorney as I said earlier if anyone knows of one I'm in Franklin County lol I'm dubious to as whether there's even really one who knows what they're doing but then again there might be I saw one who has free consultation I think there's someone on here named Terry who knows more than half of these lawyers probably do lmao what to do what to do it's such a damn circus I try to stay optimistic it's think and thinking that inevitably I'll get off but we might all turn to dust before they let us off I'm sure I'm not the only one in this boat kind of feels like living in Russia you never really truly free however like I said anyone knows of a good attorney let me know and God bless you all
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 10:14 pm on General Comments April 2018Yep, just furthers my assertion to go state not fed. Even so that case is pretty harsh New. The argument that a certificate of rehabilitation has anything to do withremoval is false I believe. Maybe wrong though. I think the only thing that is going to have any affect is the evidence as I presented and only if we can force the courts to recognize them, with the repkrts that I have provided a judge would look like an idiot to not take pause and figure out the friggin blantent obvious facts that this BS is punishment,was meant to be punishment for decades, and any reasonable mind can conclude nothing different. I will frigging shame a judge into taking notice if I have to. Go public and make them look like a fool. I bet one of the networks would pick up my story if I brought it to their attention. I don't just brainstorming here.
  • NPS April 21, 2018 at 9:32 pm on General Comments April 2018@ New Person You can't use Kelly v. Municipal Court of City and County of SF. It has very negative treatment. In 2014, another registrant had tried to use the very argument you're pursuing, and the State Supreme Court disagreed because of 290.5. Here is the case. People v. Hamdon (171 Cal.Rptr.3d 95) Here are some footnotes of the case: "We reject appellant's contention for two reasons. First, section 290.5 sets forth specific means by which a registrant may be relieved of this requirement and does not refer to a dismissal under section 1203.4a." "As the California Supreme Court has noted, the provisions of section 290.5 and the related provisions governing certificates of rehabilitation and pardons “are consistent with the regulatory purpose to monitor convicted sex offenders, who are generally considered susceptible to recidivism, but to end such special monitoring of those who have demonstrated that their likelihood of reoffense is low.” (Alva, supra, 33 Cal.4th at p. 265, fn. 4, 14 Cal.Rptr.3d 811, 92 P.3d 311.) These statutes express a legislative determination that the “likelihood of reoffense is low” for convicted sex offenders only when the statutory provisions are satisfied. Thus, it would be inappropriate to read section 1203.4a as providing an additional, far easier method of obtaining relief from sex offender registration." "We also conclude that, by its own terms, section 1203.4a does not apply to appellant's registration requirement. This section “ ‘does not purport to render the conviction a legal nullity. Instead, it provides that, except as elsewhere stated, the defendant is “released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense.” THE LAST TWO NOTES ARE PRETTY MUCH THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN "Our question thus becomes whether the sex offender registration requirement is “imposed ... as further punishment for the crime,” or whether it is a “nonpenal restriction[ ] adopted for protection of public safety and welfare.” (Vasquez, supra, 25 Cal.4th at p. 1230, 108 Cal.Rptr.2d 610, 25 P.3d 1090.) In Alva, the California Supreme Court unanimously concluded sex offender registration, “[b]eyond doubt,” was not punitive for purposes of the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment: “[T]he purpose and intent of registration are regulatory, as a means of assisting law enforcement in dealing with the serious problem of recidivist sex offenders. Moreover, registration is not punitive in effect notwithstanding the legislative intent. Registration has not historically been viewed as punishment, imposes no direct disability or restraint beyond the inconvenience of compliance, and has a legitimate nonpenal objective. Though registration may have incidental deterrent or retributive effects, and applies to conduct which is already a crime, these features are not sufficient to outweigh the statute's regulatory nature.” "Appellant's citation to Kelly v. Municipal Court (1958) 160 Cal.App.2d 38, 324 P.2d 990 (Kelly ), does not persuade us otherwise. In Kelly, the Court of Appeal held the sex offender registration requirement was “criminal in character” and constituted a penalty or disability released by section 1203.4. (Kelly, at p. 44, 324 P.2d 990.) However, as discussed above, characterizations of the registration requirement as punitive rather than regulatory have been squarely rejected by Alva and Castellanos. Moreover, when Kelly was decided, section 290.5 had not been enacted (see Stats. 1961, ch. 1819, § 1, p. 3866), nor did any other statute expressly set forth a means by which the registration requirement could be released. (Kelly, at p. 41, 324 P.2d [registration is “a burden which the convicted person carries with him until his dying day”].) Kelly thus reasoned: “It is a fair inference that an offender found deserving of probation is not likely to be in need of further police surveillance if he responds to the confidence reposed in him as a probationer and faithfully fulfills the terms and conditions of his probation ...,” and therefore, in the case of such a probationer, “the need for further surveillance and registration terminates upon his release pursuant to the sanction of section 1203.4.” (Id. at p. 45, 324 P.2d 990, fn. omitted.) However, the subsequent enactment of section 290.5 evinces a legislative determination that the need for registration continues until the registrant obtains a certificate of rehabilitation or pardon. Kelly is no longer good law.
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm on CA: Statewide crime initiative gains local supportNow wait a minute, I thought there was initiative to help reduce te # of parole violations and to spearhead the rehabilitation process for the reintegration of convicts back into society by retraining the parole department and parole agents to help the ex offenders instead of violating their parole conditions for stupid minor infractions. Now all of a sudden they want to expand parole supervision as well as keep people locked for longer periods of time. the following sure doesn't sound as though they are taking those steps seriously to me. Dan*^%*& I just read a case to that stated the requirements for a offense to be considered violent and it was a much higher threshold than what is being done now let alone what this bill is going to try to do. If I come across it again I will definitely post it because I know many non-violent ex offenders are classified (erroneously according to SCOTUS) as violent offenders when they are not according to the SCOTUS threshold..... Additionally, the initiative strives to reform parts of the parole system to stop the early release of violent felons, expand parolee oversight, strengthen penalties for parole violations, reform theft laws, and expand DNA collection related to drug, theft, domestic violence, and other crimes. It needs 365,880 signatures by August to qualify for the November election.
  • MS April 21, 2018 at 7:47 pm on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsYep...been saying this for years. While I wouldn't wish a CP arrest on anyone, this is what it will take for public perception to change. Put down your torch and pitch forks parents because next time you read about a CP arrest, it might just be your 10 year old child that was a perpetrator rather than a victim. Bet they wish they hadn't purchased their little girl that smart phone for Christmas.
  • David April 21, 2018 at 7:07 pm on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsI seriously get tired of hearing this sane old saw, “Parents need to have a candid conversation with their kids about the seriousness, and the long term effects, of taking and sending nude photographs.” Really?? Welcome to the 24-7 all-knowing internet age! So do tell, what exactly are the long-term effects of taking and sending a nude photo of oneself ?? We do not live in an isolated, deep-in-the-Amazon-jungle tribal community in which to photograph someone is to "steal their soul". So really, in this day and age, what damage does this do to a person, especially if he or she is the one who takes and distributes the photograph of himself/herself? I remember seeing an old family photo album in which there was a picture of me, my siblings, and cousins standing stark naked in a half-filled bathtub, laughing, giggling and dripping wet. We were all between 4 and 5 years old. I have to say, if this has created any permanent psychological damage to me, I am truly unaware of it. Nor have I carried an endless burden of shame, knowing that photo might still exist somewhere in a long-forgotten, mildewed-in-an-attic-or-basement family photo album! Sorry, folks, I'm just not "permanently scared" by it.
  • David April 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm on Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United StatesYes, "You are Listed...", I am already a plaintiff (and donor) to that class-action Florida lawsuit.
  • Wise_Sage April 21, 2018 at 4:52 pm on Registry Restrictions VS Parental RightsSex offender laws give the state and anyone else for that matter a blank check to harass registrants, treat them worse than a dog would be treated and it's all iced over with the facade of civil regulation for public safety. Despotism in its rawest form.
  • Wise_Sage April 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsEric, I wouldn't bet my last penny that this would reveal the absurd state of our sex offender laws and how they're being sorely abused. People only recognize injustices where and when they want to. Obviously these are two dirty-minded little pervs that need to be made an example of. (EXTREME SARCASM in last statement.)
  • Wise_Sage April 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsAh, yes...the irony of it all....the HYPOCRISY OF IT ALL..... Let's just say for craps and giggles I have a thing for little prepubescent elementary school boys and I approach the very little boy that's being prosecuted on child porn charges. Let's say I told him how good fellatio would feel to him and he got curious and wanted to try it. I do. I get caught in the act. I go to court and say, "Your honor. I didn't force this boy to do anything he didn't want to do. I told him how good the oral sex would feel and he went for it hook, line, and sinker. He consented voluntarily." The law would come back and say, "This child is x years old. He is by far too immature to understand the meaning of sexuality and its consequences, let alone consent to any sexual act. You have no defense because under the law, he's too young. He's too young and can't understand the consequences of his actions like an adult." The court would be absolutely right to say that. Why they don't follow that logic in situations like this defies all sane reasoning. For a long time I think the courts have become biased far too much in favor of the prosecution. Any benefit of the doubt goes to the state; not the accused as it should. If the state moves forward with prosecution, then the whole of sane society needs to rise up and raise the devil as long and loud as they can.
  • Will Crump April 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysAmen! I can't see any intellectually, morally, or legally honest superior judge letting this insane ruling stand. If this ruling with the statement "It is rational to base sex offender restriction laws on known false information." is allowed to stand, then we may as well throw in the towel and quit because facts are all we have and if those are ignored, so is the idea of true and unbiased justice.
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 4:18 pm on General Comments April 2018You are absolutely right NPS. I am sure any help New Person can get with research would be great, I would love to help more but man I am swamped with my case and school and life but I will try and throw my two cents in whenever I can. New Person here is the Sac pleading paper all you have to do is use this and put your info in. Piece of cake... https://ufile.io/h995h I would stick with state court if I were you since the state constitution offers more protection and a decision from the state supreme court can be reversed by the feds but it will still not affect the state decision..Just as the Alaska case where they person filed in fed court which was reversed by Smith as we all know and they had to turn around and file in state court anyways where they did get relief. I kind of wished I would have started in the state but my issues are different than what you are going to bring and I want to get relief for as many as possible which is what will happen if I win in fed court and I can always go back and file with a hands down easy win in state court which will give me relief anyways but only from CA registration.
  • Will Crump April 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysTake a deep breath and relax. This ain't over yet. Look back at Packingham v. United States. The lower courts in North Carolina shot the statutory banishment of sex offenders from social media down cold. The STATE SUPREME COURT overturned the lower court and said the statute was constitutional. The NC Supreme Court ruled the law was perfectly fine. The accused appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court granted certiorari and overturned the NC Supreme Court. I think this was a cowardly act of passing the judicial buck. The state supreme court did not intend to be the court that shot the state's most cherished law down in flames. This ruling just verifies that many judges are a JOKE and a MOCKERY of justice. There are some weak-kneed cowards on the bench. There are political activists who agree on a personal level with these laws and they're letting their bias show with such ridiculous rulings. I can't see any HONEST court further up the food chain refusing to revisit this decision. In NO other arena would false evidence be allowed into the record for one. Second, it sure as the devil wouldn't be ignored as it is in the case of sex offenders. What this court said is, "We don't give a crap what the facts are. We don't want these people in the places from which they're banned and nothing is going to make us change our minds. Suck it up. We wear the robes. We make the rules."
  • Nicholas Maietta April 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm on CA: Statewide crime initiative gains local supportI am unable to find a legal business entity by the name "Keep California Safe". I also can't find anything registered under any name similar to "California Public Safety Partnership". The California Secretary of State websites business entity search does not reveal any records for either of those names. Additionally, there appears to be two separate entities operating under the "Keep California Safe" moniker. Both of which include Inc in their names which is 100% prohibited unless they are in fact legally registered businesses in California. Looks like I get to start web sleuthing again. If I do, i'm certain I can obtain, verify and expose the identifies of the individuals behind both of these fake businesses.
  • RC CA cool April 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm on CA: Statewide crime initiative gains local supportNathan Klie · if Netherlands and Illinois can cut down on prisons. We can too! https://qz.com/644914/the-netherlands-keeps-having-to-close-its-prisons-due-to-lack-of-prisoners/ https://thecrimereport.org/2018/01/29/justice-success-story-how-illinois-cut-its-prison-population/
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 1:42 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysAnd no USA I am not what you say. Your post is the perfect example of your character assassination attempt you do it often whether you realize it or not. Now I am done with that topic please move on and try to be positive and productive as you yourself have stated numerous times that you wish others to be...
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysRegardless people all I try to do is pass along my research and get feedback so that I may win a suit which can help all of us. If I vome off as USA suggest I apologize but I feel I have to maintain that confidence level when I am fighting the most powerful gov. in the world.
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysI hear ya I will just ignore the dude and his attempts at character assassination, once again.
  • Up the bayou with them both! April 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsBonne Ecole Elementary school services Students in Pre-K through grade six. Only distro and not manufacturing of it by the girl? Why not both? Is she the perp and the victim here? Will she be forced to stay away from herself a certain distance and no longer be able to attend public school, be anywhere need school grounds, or where kids loiter, gather, play or congregate? He is only hit up for distro, but were they solicited? If they were, then that would be solicitation too by him. Was she groomed perhaps by the boy? What is the age difference? How deep can the Parish DA go on charges here to ensure their lives (& their families too) are ruined forever? Off to Angola (LA State Pen) with them both! They could pick cotton and make wood coffins with the rest of the population! Throw the book at them book to set the examples and save one child! (Well, maybe they might want to use the book for a booster seat.) **This is sarcasm, sort of to an extent, but does go to show they could be let off easily where the DA might have done what the Iowa DA did to the high school student and made life miserable for a while. HOWEVER, where are the parents with knowledge of what is on their phones, e.g. Snapchat? Did the students subvert the app with false info? Grade Six usually is ages 11-12, but suppose you could have a 13 yr old in there (IIRC) "2. Does Snapchat have a minimum age? Yes, the minimum age is 13, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). But, when you download it, Snapchat asks for your date of birth, and if your birth year tells it you’re under 13 you’re redirected to the kid version, called “SnapKidz.” SnapKidz users can’t add friends or share anything, and the app doesn’t send any information to the company. Instead, kids’ photos and videos are saved just to their devices’ “camera roll.” If you’re a kid, that means you can only play with the photos, etc. in SnapKidz on your own device not share them. So you’ll be looking for work arounds such as sharing them with a different media sharing tool on your phone, such as texting, email, Facebook, etc. or you can just delete Snapkidz and start over with a fictitious birth date." https://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf (Online Parents Q&A)
  • You are listed in Florida for LIFE! April 21, 2018 at 12:07 pm on Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United StatesNothing but inaccurate lies. I am listed and counted on the Florida registry even though I have not step foot in the swamp of a state for well over a decade and a half. Florida inflates their numbers by listing anyone who has EVER registered there for life! Yes, you read correctly. Go there for a week vacation and follow the law...you think that you will be removed because you only registered as a "visitor" well GUESS WHAT - you are listed for LIFE! So if you get off the registry in your home state you will remain on Florida's registry (and therefore listed on the national registry as well) FOR LIFE - you will NEVER be off of it. If this is the case for you then you must join the upcoming class-action suit for those who are listed on the Florida registry but no longer live in Florida! Do it NOW and get your life back! Info here: https://sexoffendertruth.com/florida-sex-offenders-registry-no-longer-florida/
  • Eric April 21, 2018 at 11:19 am on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsThis is good in a sense, the public will eventually see the absurd over reaction of the sex offender persecution.
  • Roger April 21, 2018 at 11:08 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysAN ALTERNATIVE TO BICKERING: @USA and @mike r, are you trying to give our enemies cause to site back and laugh as they read your comments, knowing you are unknowingly doing their evil work for them, dividing us and conquering us? I recommend everyone STOP THE PERSONAL COMMENTS and agree to disagree on specific issues. Divided we fail. United We Stand. To strength our unity, I also recommend all of us make every effort to attend the ACSOL Conference in June, even if it is a major sacrifice (I have to take time off from my business, but it will be worth it!). Attending will give you hope in these ways: * To lift up our heads from the individual battle trenches we are fighting in and see the Big Picture of what registrants and their support are accomplishing. * To gain tons of info on specific issues we are most concerned about. * To network with others we have important things in common with * And, maybe most importantly, to not feel alone in the fight for justice. Sign up today by clicking at the top of this page. There are limited seats available. Yes, I know every event seems to say that, but we really ARE limited on the seating capacity, so don’t assume tickets will be available at the last minute. You won’t regret it! Bring a big notebook for all the good stuff you’ll learn!
  • USA April 21, 2018 at 10:03 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysBoy, Mike R. You sound narcistic and clearly have a control issue! Your very paranoid and clearly have difficulty with other people’s opinions! I simply noted my opinion and you seem/and are out of control! I feel for you. I guess we should all avoid making comments and just allow Mike R (aka paranoid narcistic) control everything! I’ll avoid my opinion. Your way smarter than us! Your the supreme commander Mike! No one give your opinion and no one is allowed to disagree with Mike. If you disagree, your arguing and your a bad bad person! It’s Mike’s way or no way!
  • Lake County April 21, 2018 at 9:57 am on General Comments April 2018I've listened to Justice Gorsuch every chance I get. I have always liked the statements he's made and his way of thinking about the rights of the individual. Although anyone that Trump picks for any job always seems scary to me, I believe this SCOTUS pick was as good as anyone could have picked. I believe he will most often rule based on the constitution and not public opinion or emotions. But of course, time will tell.
  • Matt Duhamel April 21, 2018 at 8:35 am on Book: The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma: Community Activism, Safety, and Social JusticeGreat to see this new book! Prof. Williams is featured in my documentary film, NOT FOR RENT! http://www.notforrentfilm.com I remember interviewing her about this very issue and remember her telling me all the research she has done over the years on the topic. Thanks Monica for bringing attention to this huge issue!
  • NPS April 21, 2018 at 7:26 am on General Comments April 2018If it's good case law (especially one that establishes precendent), it doesn't really matter how old it is. My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I've been really busy as of late, especially since my professor hired me to be his legal assistant. (I now have 2 jobs). I have access to Westlaw. I'll do some research over the weekend and get back to you on Monday.
  • Will Allen April 21, 2018 at 7:19 am on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsNanny Big Government (NBG) is doing such a great job of protecting people from these SEX offenders. We are all so much safer. The parents of these SEX offenders are lucky they can afford to hire NBGs to raise their children and discipline them. Can we get more NBG please? Please steal more money from me to pay for it.
  • "Under 18, Not old Enough to Know of Sex?" April 21, 2018 at 6:10 am on LA: Two Louisiana elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude SnapchatsJust a thought, If man is 18, and the girl is 15 years old and sex occurs, that is rape because the 15 year old doesnt know what sex is, or what taking nude photos is? But in elementary school, children get charges with distrubuting child porn? How is it that when it is in the favor or the Police or the Government they will arrest a child for ADULT CHOICES, when the child isnt a victim? But when 15 year old girl makes a ADULT to have sex with her 18 year old boyfriend, thats RAPE because the girl is old enough to know what sex is? Hmmmmmmm!
  • ashtoreth April 21, 2018 at 3:51 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@ Brian thank you for that info. It was much needed to know. Please keep us updated on the findings.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 21, 2018 at 3:26 am on Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United StatesI no longer wonder about that; I've long been convinced.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 21, 2018 at 3:22 am on Book: The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma: Community Activism, Safety, and Social JusticeBeautifully put, Trish!
  • Trish April 21, 2018 at 1:47 am on Book: The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma: Community Activism, Safety, and Social JusticeIt’s not about rarely killing sex offenders, it’s that it should never happen anyway! What is rarity anyway ? How many must and have lost life because of perverted ideology concerning crime and punishment? The government and its fellow civilian hypocrites always want/need to justify the roles they play in bringing these lives to ruin ! It is sickening and distracts from the true and more important aspects of life for the ex offenders and the rights of all parties......especially the ex offenders who have the right too receive fair justice in society ! The debt is paid, they are fellow humans, and all must follow the law without bias or prejudice! We the people must always see the best in humanity or we ourselves become the epitome of hypocrisy .....by taking the place of God who has a beautiful plan and purpose for all lives ! We as a whole of people must believe in the best of our brothers and sisters, even when things appear to be black/darkness in the human psyche and character flaws ! Some great people come from very bad backgrounds, it’s true some is hard to come to terms with and some questionable, but nonetheless, the shaping and molding can present amazing results!
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 1:34 am on General Comments April 2018Thought I would throw this on general. https://ufile.io/vbuxv Discovery for status conference on May 16...
  • mike r April 21, 2018 at 1:30 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThanks TS, I will just ignore USA he is always trying to pick an argument. The sad thing is he tries to act like he is not the one doing but the obvious insinuations are plain to see. You notice just like the politicians he has nothing to answer my question with of what exactly has he ever done for our cause. Anyways, enough useless dialog there. Check this out. This doc is another very powerful one they need to use...And that is one thing USA is right, I am very confident, not condescending or thinking I am above anybody I just do a lot of damn research and with the help of the few we have made the best dam briefs around. I have a status conference on May 16 so that doc is for discovery obviously if you read it. Lol... https://ufile.io/vbuxv
  • Tim Moore April 20, 2018 at 11:09 pm on Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United StatesIt says a lots of bad things about people when they think the only reason a child is missing is because an adult wanted to have sex. If that is the only thing that makes sense to people -- you got to wonder...
  • Loi Duong April 20, 2018 at 10:45 pm on Philippine Bureau of Immigration bans alien sex offenders in the countryFilipina: Have you found out more about "Challenge the entry restriction of the Filipino Government, and it needs to be done by Filipino citizens, in the Philippines, which, could be quicker and it will fix the problem of RC entering the Philippines."? I am curious if you have any information about it.
  • Tim Moore April 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm on Book: The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma: Community Activism, Safety, and Social JusticeYeah, actual killing of registrants by vigilantes may be rare, but general harassment and the slow steady violence of unemployment, underemployment and homelessness is not rare. And it affects not just SVP's but even misdemeanor registrants. Why does focus always have to be on the most extreme examples as if it is the norm.
  • Eric Knight April 20, 2018 at 9:56 pm on Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United StatesNational average of registrants per 100,000 people: Nationally: 268 California: 268 Just an observation...
  • USA April 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysMike, I honestly think you need counseling. I never asked what you do? You seem or come across as very defensive. Best of luck to you!
  • Justice For ALL April 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersI will question the claim that you say you are a Registrant. I call BS on this because not ONE of us here would fall for a narrative such as this. A person subjected to the registry knows EXACTLY how the registry works (or doesn't) and we also know PRECISELY that this wouldn't stop someone from offending. Why would a person who was able to pick up the pieces of their lives and VOLUNTEER to put their lives at risk.....to cop a feel? Surely there are better ways than that. Lastly, you have it backwards; a person on the registry is the LAST person to commit a crime against a family member......FIRST TIME OFFENDERS is usually someone in a position of trust. And to Segway from that, it completely went over your head, didn't it? So if a family member or someone in a constant position of trust (relative, coach, involved neighbors, etc) is what's to be worried about, what will this law accomplish? Nothing. It just PUNISHES those that are rehabilitated. Period.
  • TS April 20, 2018 at 8:22 pm on IL: Fake Facts And Rational BasisMore I read of the decision and it's being ridiculed, the more I see where it was merely political and the ILSC Justices are blind to the facts while preserving their own skins on the bench. Lincoln would be so disappointed...
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm on Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United StatesBefore I forget, I want to thank the "Center" for providing this map to us. Surely it will come in handy for some of our research. Now, to answer your question: The "Center For Missing, etc." was born during the dark, benighted days of the "missing children" hysteria in the early 1980s when people like its founder, Ernie Allen and other pathologically lying social reengineers on both the religiously extreme right and the gender-feminist left were creating wildly inflated statistics out of whole cloth. They are the ones who claimed that "hundreds-of-thousands" of children were abducted in the U.S. each year by "pedophiles" and even, at times, let their enthusiasm get away from them to claim that "millions" of kids were missing at the hands of "sex perverts." Their beginnings were steeped in the events of the disappearance and murders of Etan Patz in New York and Adam Walsh in Florida, neither of whom, ironically, would turn out to have been murdered by "pedophiles" but by the rare type of schizophrenics who are actually quite dangerous. Their profoundly disruptive legacy and influence is the chief reason why we continue to live in the dark ages of unhinged sex-offender hysteria today. NCMEC essentially "owns" the turf of "missing children" (and have become a quasi-governmental entity with official powers) right into the present despite its deliberate mendacity in misrepresenting both the scale and causes of children going missing for so long. They continue to lie and misrepresent reality though more often now through deliberate omission of critical and revealing statistics as a way of safeguarding their power. "Missing children" and "pedophiles" are forever inextricably linked as a result, it would seem.
  • Richard April 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm on Meet the activists demanding elimination of the sex offender registryHello, I was thinking about the Sex offender registry, and the growing number of sex offenders. Of course the growing population; means more crimes of all types the thing about the Sex offender registry is That every thing about it, is unconstitutional and all though it has been upheld in our highest courts, it was upheld from personal feelings, false data, and the pursuit of public approval. When you have public approval, and a couple judges in your pocket, you can violate the United States Constitution. And state's across this country. The real problem with that is that The sex offender registry, is pretty much the same format State to State all Registered sex offenders face public harassment discrimination that often lead to homelessness, jobless, friendless and this can lead to crimes of survival. Not to mention the effect the regestry has on the family's who Love these offenders we have over 850,000 registered sex offenders in the United states every one of them have family that face discrimination, and public shame not because of who they are because of the tag a family member wears, as a sex offender. And this needs to stop we live in what suppose to be the greatest country in the world, and we should live by example. By no means are sex offenders all the same, each and everyone is different and should be treated so. Give the courts, back there power to convict, and set sentencing to the individual case. If the case calls for a life sentence or if it calls for a slap on the wrist we elect our judge's our prosecutors and should let them do there elected job with out telling them this guide line or that. If the registry is all that important then let the probation and parole office's maintain it if sentencing is say 10 years dept of DOC then the court can also add 10 yrs of parole keeping the offender on the sex offender registry while on parole and you can bet the offender's who deserve stiffer sentencing, will get it in the courts at sentencing the Judge's generally know who they are sentencing. Trust that the ones who deserve harsh sentencing, they will get it let the judge do it. not a statute that is uniform code, and not a sex offender registry that goes way to far to punish a offender and there family's
  • TS April 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersPA is not the only state with RCs serving their communities after they have paid their debt (OK too as seen here): A city under fire: embezzlement and a firefighter on the sex offender registry discovered in Coyle http://kfor.com/2018/02/14/a-city-under-fire-embezzlement-and-a-firefighter-on-the-sex-offender-registry-discovered-in-coyle/
  • JohnDoe April 20, 2018 at 6:42 pm on Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United StatesI don't understand what the "Center for Missing Kids" has ANYTHING to do with sex offenders. What do missing kids have to do with someone who has to register for an offense classified under 'sex crimes', regardless of whether their offense had any actual contact or physical element involved? Is this one of the 'subtle' ways in which 'They' keep the stupid and mindless propaganda going? It's hard to give compassion to their cause when they throw everyone under the same 'umbrella'. If most people with a 'sex offense' , or even 15% of people, actually abducted, trafficked, violently assaulted children, then we would have soldiers on the streets here, not over in Afghanistan.
  • Lake County April 20, 2018 at 6:24 pm on AL: Eye spy a sex offender: Jeffco Sheriff’s Office touts use of iris scans in fighting crimeSo, I guess we should expect iris scans to start soon. I thought fingerprints were very automatic since they now have portable fingerprint readers that are used on the streets the by cops that ID someone very quick. Sounds to me like this is just about some company trying to make money for something that is not really needed. Pretty soon they are going to want a poop sample too.
  • James April 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm on Certificate of RehabilitationDear Justplainme: Good luck...I really want you to succeed without any problems whatsoever. I'm not a religious person at all, but I'll be praying for you. Best Wishes, James
  • TS April 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty Days@mike r Thanks for the running dialogue on your comments here in "efficacy of deterrence". Highly educationally enlightening and something the Millard team, IMO, needs to know.
  • Brian April 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Debo It’s a loophole called ACT111 which was amended in 2012 by Act 91 for out of staters like myself, it’s a pa law, I just learned of this not to long ago, that’s what’s holding out of state people on for now, it is being challenged though, I am going to mention it to my attorney on our next appointment,
  • Brian April 20, 2018 at 4:16 pm on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersIf try to ban us from working them everyone is going to have something to fear who’s not an SO, talk about having nothing to loose, a bunch of SO’s unable to pay for food, cloths, home, bills, that’s a very bad idea
  • mike r April 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty Days:)....How the heck did you get the smiley face AJ ??? Must of copied and pasted or something...Details man, details, you are the best at details..Anyways great point as well....
  • mike r April 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm on General Comments April 2018IDK New Person you may want to see if you can find more recent cases as those are all very old....
  • norman April 20, 2018 at 3:57 pm on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rosters@Debo..I have no victim nor victimized anybody in my life yet here I am..
  • mike r April 20, 2018 at 3:41 pm on General Comments April 2018Man anyone that files in CA state court with any type of cognizable arguments will win hands down. Just as Alaska's was won hands down despite Smith. I would have filed in state court but that would limit the scope of the decision to only those in CA whereas my suit will set precedent for many future suits in and out of CA. New Person you are getting pretty good at this keep it up and you will be ready for your 1203.4 suit......
  • Justplainme April 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm on Certificate of RehabilitationSo did you end up getting the job? Legally they can’t discriminate against you, just like when I drove for Lyft and they sent me an email stating they are removing me as a driver based on my background check, but I disputed it with the background check conpany, and then Lyft sent me another email saying the reason I was suspended was because I I was overdue to get my car inspected and said “We miss you!” Lol.. I didn’t go back I just wanted to prove my point. Lol
  • Justplainme April 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm on Certificate of RehabilitationIt took 2 weeks and the live scan was completed but now the CSLB has to go over everything and according to business law code 480 states that anyone with a COR, and they do say COR, shall not be denied a state license. So worst case I will find out next week after my test. I will keep you posted, but I know they can’t deny me since I have that COR!!
  • totally against public registry April 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm on MN: Supporting policy to prevent harm: Identifying gaps to support children with sexual behavior problemsThe more open we are with sex and the more dialogue we engage in, will bring a more positive light to the subject and bring some sanity to this society's craziness about sex in general and how people view sex. Sex does not have to be taboo and adults should not react so harshly when children are interested in sex or ask questions about sex. Talk is always good. It clears the air and helps youngsters feel free-er to express their concerns and problems. This way we have a better chance at helping them... It sounds like a program that can help prevent the perpetrators and prevent abuse. Hope it works
  • totally against public registry April 20, 2018 at 1:21 pm on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rosters@Debo Are you serious? These people go to homes to pull people out of danger and you are saying that you're afraid one of these firemen might molest your child? This is the problem in our society....I guess if you have committed a sex crime, you can never work anywhere. How you do your job has nothing to do with what crime you committed and paid for in the past.
  • mike r April 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysOne more and I am done on this subject.... Furthermore, in Smith the court states that the statute “might deter future crimes,” Smith, 528 U.S. at 102. Surely, if the deterrent effect is a major element of the sex offender registration schemes, then that effect must be shown to have more than a “might deter future crimes.” This statement can only mean one thing, the states or courts have no clue if it does or does not have any deterrent effect whatsoever.
  • mike r April 20, 2018 at 12:49 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysIt only goes to reason that if the registry laws do not have a significantly strong deterrent effect for punitive purposes than it must not have a significantly strong deterrent effect for efficacy purposes. It either does deter or does not deter, you can not have it both ways...
  • sean April 20, 2018 at 12:47 pm on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rosters@ Debo really? so apparently your lucky enough to live in a community, or city that has MORE first responders than they know what to do with? well where I live, everything is volunteer, were many departments are struggling to stay afloat financially, or struggle to find new, younger people, to replace ones that for whatever reason, age, ability, or other circumstances keeps them from doing it. obviously being an SO bars me from certain positions, or jobs, and that IS something I ACCEPT as a consequence of my actions. BUT this is more about lumping all of us into one BIG category, and I'm glad you feel that we should all be treated as second class citizens . and if you really feel that an SO couldn't help you or a family member in an emergency situation, then MAKE SURE you ask every first responder that might come to assist you OR a family member IF they are an SO, so as you can make that informed decision in that split second before you actually need it....maybe you should run for a PA legislative position as well, cause right now your reasoning is as far out in left field as theirs is..
  • mike r April 20, 2018 at 12:42 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysOkay try this and tell me how this sounds...We have to use whatever we can to debunk their assertions and what better way then by using their own words against them which is my motto and partially my main MO.... The deterrent factor, although not a dispositive factor, is nonetheless a strong factor concerning the efficacy of the registry. Prevention is the main element of the registry and deterrence is very relevant to that efficacy. The registry has three major elements (1) provide the public with a means to protect themselves and family members, (2) provide LE with a tool to help investigate and solve sexual crimes, and (3) deterrence: all three of these elements carry equal weight and are all pieces of the puzzle in an attempt to prevent recidivism. As already demonstrated through Plaintiff’s Complaint the registry is useless to the public since over 90% of sexual offenses occur with someone close to the victim and stranger danger is a myth and recidivism is already, for all practical purposes, non-existent at 1% after just three years after release and decreases dramatically as time goes by; as already demonstrated, and even law enforcement and sex offender management boards across the country agree, the registry is useless to law enforcement because it is over inclusive and contains tens of thousands of individuals that pose no more of a threat to the public than a non-registrant; and according to the state, the registry, once again for all practical purposes, “does not have a significant deterrent effect” for first time sexual assaults, or for sexual assault recidivism. See United States v. W.B.H., 664 F.3d 848, 858 (11th Cir.2011) (concluding that a sex offender's reporting requirements lack a sufficiently strong deterrent effect); Doe v. Bredesen, 507 F.3d 998, 1005-06 (6th Cir.2007) (stating that although the sex-offender reporting requirements had some deterrent effect, the strength of the effect was not enough to make the statute punitive); Shaw v. Patton, 823 F.3d at 571(10th Cir. 2016) (“does not have a sufficiently strong deterrent effect.”)
  • Double registered? April 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm on General Comments April 2018If you are registered in your home state and FLA, the FLA Action Committee is looking for out of state people who registered in FLA and then went back home or moved out of state to join their lawsuit against FLA. (https://narsol.org/category/advocacy/)
  • mike r April 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysI like your premise USA on people should stay positive and get off their a&*&^ and do something but your condemnation of others does nothing to further our agenda. If you are attempting to shame people into fighting back and suggesting that people should just point out positive comments and not face the facts is wring though. Pointing out the negative effects and positing the obvious is not necessarily being negative my friend. Spreading the facts on this site may very well get people of their a^&^ if they see and understand exactly how bad a certain law or action bad the enemy is. Other than that I for once agree with you that no one should even give in or up and stay positive but also know the facts so you know where and when to apply the most pressure or act in the best way possible to ensure maximum results.... As far as that deterrent factor, well I slept on it and although not a dispositive factor it is nonetheless a factor concerning the efficacy of the registry. Prevention is the main element of the registry and deterrence is very relevant to that efficacy. The registry has three major elements (1) provide the public with a means to protect themselves and family members, (2) provide LE with a tool to help investigate and solve sexual crimes, (3) and deterrence: all three of those elements carry equal weight to them and are part of the puzzle in an attempt to prevent recidivism. I simply have not thought about the third element until I read the CO brief where they state there is not a significant deterrent effect. I completely debunked the first two elements and this pretty much debunks the third which I never really direct stated or addressed....So lets see: The registry is useless to the public since over 90% of sexual offenses occur with someone close to the victim and stranger danger is a myth and recidivism is already, for all practical purposes, non-existent at 1% after just three years after release and decreases dramatically as time goes by; the registry is useless to LE because it is over inclusive and contains tens of thousands of individuals that pose no more of a threat to the public than a non registrant; and according to the state, the registry does not have a significant deterrent effect for first time sexual assaults or for sexual assault recidivism. That is just the final nail in the coffin is what I am suggesting. Hope I made sense this time around, if not please tell me I am wrong ...
  • @Debo April 20, 2018 at 12:04 pm on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersYou are in the largest statistical percentage of possible people who would do harm to their own family member because you are in a position of trust. Maybe you and your daughter ought to be separated with no contact until she is 18 yrs old to make her own decisions regardless if you have paid your debt to society.
  • New Person April 20, 2018 at 11:55 am on OH: Convicted ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender listIt cost that Oregon State pitcher to not be drafted in the MLBs because he was on the registry. He was projected to be a first or second round draft pick.
  • Snarky Tangent Warning April 20, 2018 at 11:54 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersSo much for your peers having a say in their VOLUNTEER department matters. Even though all FD infrastructure and vehicles are publicly funded entities (volunteers are not paid), this law should be possibly challenged (if passed and someone wanted to). It calls out FFs specifically and not all publicly funded personnel positions in positions of trust (including politicians). Hiring practices be damned, it needs to be codified in law! Can someone from PA call the committee, the reps, the governor(!) to suggest politicians be included on the publicly funded personnel position exclusion list please on a matter of principle?! The FF who may have a RC conviction does not need to necessarily go into the home unless it is burning because other than that, they could do other duties as needed in the call of duty beside going into the public's home (even if it is burning). Maybe they could ask whether any children are in the burning house before considering entrance? Asking for a friend out of courtesy... Someone in PA needs to challenge her data gathering technique and sample pool she since she knows of no one who wants a RC to come their home. Someone in PA should ask her if she delineated whether the home was burning or not in her sample of the public. Sometimes, volunteer FFs are not easy to get or retain.
  • TS April 20, 2018 at 11:51 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersThis fits right into Judge Matsch's decision narrative it appears which he is being called out on in accordance with society's punishment (aka collateral damage and nothing the state wants to acknowledge) of the RC.
  • New Person April 20, 2018 at 11:47 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersWhy stop at firefighting occupations? Why not ban all registrants from any job that involves any human contact? Probably should ask Rapp to do just that. Then ask Rapp to ban arsonist from any purchase that can create a spark, which includes the use of a microwave oven, lights, or anything with electricity. Oh then ask Rapp to ban anyone convicted of a DUI from every driving any vehicle, including a non-motorized bike as well as anything with alcohol in it such as legal, over the counter cold medicine. If she wants to be 100% correct, then make sure she follows through on this 100% effort to the fullest. Let her fulfill what Colorado Judge Matsch concluded, that the registry is made cruel and unusual punishment by the public.
  • Not Really April 20, 2018 at 11:41 am on NC: Lawsuit moves forward in twice-delayed hearing on Motion to DismissRegistry restrictions are more burdensome than many probation or parole conditions.
  • New Person April 20, 2018 at 11:28 am on General Comments April 2018Doing light research work still about 1203.4 and "Kelly v Municipal", I stumbled upon this Santa Clara Review of cases in 1984, Link: https://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1958&context=lawreview It's reviewed re: Reed case, 290 is cruel and unusual punishment for a misdemeanant sex offender. Also, it found the registry to be punitive via the seven M-M factors. Here's the conclusion to that review: ==== CONCLUSION Reed has firmly established the Mendoza-Martinez factors in California law as the composite test for determining what is punishment and the Lynch technique for inquiring whether a disproportionality exists between a crime and its punishment. Reed, through application of the Mendoza-Martinez factors, held that section 290 registration of section 647(a) offenders is punishment in the constitutional sense. In discussing whether the sanction involved an affirmative disability or restraint, the Reed court pursued a generalized analysis rather than one that focused specifically on the individual petitioner. The court's use of the historical Mendoza-Martinez factors led to the conclusion that section 290 was a constitutionally suspect punitive measure. The court found that all of the other Mendoza-Martinez factors, considered separately and collectively, indicated that section 290 was a punishment within the constitutional meaning. Under the Lynch proportionality analysis, the Reed court found the nature of the section 647(a) offense/offender to be a minor danger. Under the intrajurisdictional comparison inquiry, other more serious crimes in California were found to be punished less severely. Under the interjurisdictional comparison, California's statute was found to be the most severe of a group of similar statutes from other states. This analysis resulted in the Reed court holding that section 290 registration for section 647(a) misdemeanants was cruel or unusual punishment because the punishment was found to be grossly disproportionate to the crime. As is illustrated in Reed, the Lynch test maintains a place in assuring the proportionality between crime and punishment, even after being tempered by the cases which followed it. Reed further suggests that the standard of review to be applied in California examinations of proportionality is the intensified rational basis model, an appropriate one for the aims of the proportionality analysis, but one which requires a clearer statement by the California courts. Denise M. DeRose ==== The case review is the last case in the link. The CA courts went through the Medoza-Martinez factors and founded 290 to be punishment. Here's a quote that might help push back on 290 as a whole: ==== In examining the second Mendoza-Martinez factor, the Reed court found that the sex offender registration "may not have historically been regarded as punishment," but that this fact was not dispositive. 9 Relying on Trop v. Dulles,"0 the court denied that the government had the power to devise any punishment within its imagination, and asserted that "any technique outside the bounds of traditional penalties is constitutionally suspect."3 The Reed court asserted that the fact that a sanction does not fall within the historical definition of punishment indicates not only that the sanction is punishment, but that it is constitutionally suspect punishment. ==== I want to re-emphasize "any technique outside the bounds of traditional penalties is constitutionally suspect." Registration is a technique outside the bounds of traditional penalties. This re: Reed case was reviewed in 1983 (the case initially was started in 1979, so the case was passed between the two dates). 290 was viewed as punishment by CA courts. Since 2003 Smith v Doe declared sex offender registration 'not punishment', then what is being applied to every CA 290 registrant today are 'techniques outside the bounds of traditional penalties' being imposed upon a free CA citizen. In other words, registrants are enrolled into compulsory service after completing their punishment custody by the State of Ca. People only think 290 is registration and re-registration. It isn't. It's more. You are under police surveillance every single minute you belong to the registry. You are subject to a police inquiry, round-up, or line-up because you belong to the registry, as stated by Kelly v Municipal (1958) and re: Reed (1983). But in today's era, there are more regulations, restrictions, and regulations 'outside the bounds of traditional penalties' imposed upon today's registrants. Remember, 2003 Smith v Doe re-wrote that the sex registry was not punishment. In re: Reed, before the 2003 Smith v Doe decision, it deemed the sex registry to be 'constitutionally suspect punishment'. ** 13th Amendment, US Constitution: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." ** Section 6 of Article 1, CA Constitution: "Slavery is prohibited. Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime." Involuntary servitude is compelled service, or compulsory service, compulsory duty. In jail, you do as you're told. On parole/probation, you do as you're told and are subject to any regulations, restrictions, and reporting. Those are punishments levied upon a convicted person. In both cases, a convict is under custody of the state. Once a convict is no longer under custody, then the state can no longer dictate what a person can do as they are now free from their punishment after serving their punishment. Unless you're a registrant. If you read PC 290, then you'll see it's a "duty to register" phrased used often. As a registrant, you're still in custody of the State of California as easily denoted by your Registration Identification Card by the State of California. As a free California citizen, you're subjected to surveillance, regulations, restrictions, and in-person reporting, which includes taking a picture (mug shots) and fingerprinting (mug prints). It is a 'duty' for free California citizen who register to comply to the surveillance, regulation, restrictions, and in-person reporting with all 290 items. As a free California citizen who registers, any refusal to the subjected surveillance, regulations, restrictions, and in-person reporting is designated a criminal act. Comparatively, any other free California citizen are not subjected to imposed duties, such as 290 surveillance, regulations, restrictions, and in-person reporting nor are they criminalized for refusing the state of California for these "additional duties/services". The registry was born out of conviction. Only punishment is a legal form of involuntary servitude as one loses their rights as they're under custody of the state. Once out of custody from the state, an individual regains their rights as their service to the state of California has terminated. They no longer are compelled to serve the state as they've completed their punishment custody. The Sex Offender Registration Identification Card is evidence that a California citizen, though no longer under punishment custody, remains in custody of the State of California. That Registration Card states this California citizen "must" comply with surveillance, regulations, restrictions, and in-person reporting; any refusal will be deemed a criminal act and punished. This 'duty' must be complied with for the entirety of a person's life. This 'duty' is not punishment. Megan's law in California specifically states it is a 'duty to register'. The state or nation can compel a convicted person to do duties required within the punishment levied. Any technique compelling a free citizen to a service or duty with the exception of punishment levied upon a convicted person is prohibited. Thus, making the registry scheme unconstitutional as per the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution and section 6 of Article 1 of the California Constitution as the registry has been deemed not punishment. ++++++++++++++++++++ Registration Tool Ineffective ++++++++++++++++++ From the same Review paper: ==== The majority examined the sixth and seventh Mendoza-Martinez factors together. The Reed court found that an alternate nonpunitive purpose for the statute existed, namely as a law enforcement tool. 8 Usually, if a rational connection can be found between a statute and a non-punitive purpose, the statute will not be held to be punitive. 9 Here, however, the justices balanced the non-punitive purpose against the harshness of the statute's effect. The court reasoned that even though section 290 registration served a non-punitive purpose,4 the fact that the registration was an ineffective law enforcement tool invalidated this purpose in reference to the MendozaMartinez test. Thus, in light of the statute's harsh effects, the court found that the registration statute was punitive under the last factor. ==== See Reed, 33 Cal. 3d at 922 n.7, 663 P.2d at 219 n.7, 191 Cal. Rptr. at 661 n.7 for a discussion of the inefficiency of § 290 registration as a law enforcement tool. So if anyone wanted to see how Reed's proved the tool was ineffective, I gave the info. But since the 2003 Smith v Doe decision stated the registry isn't punitive, it's going to be an uphill battle. So who's correct? The CA Courts (as per re: Reed) or the Supreme Court (2003 Smith v Doe). +++++++++ update on my research about 1203.4 +++++++++ In re: Reed (1983 or thereabouts), 1203.4 still removes you from the registry. Megan's law was passed in 1994. PC 290.007 was passed in 2007. I'm still working my way up to 2007, but I haven't stumbled upon any case that overturns the Kelly v Municipal decision until PC 290.007 says to "disregard" the 1203.4 immunity. If anyone spots a case overturning "kelly v municipal" between 1984 and 2007, then please do share the info. As of right now, I haven't discovered any cases overturning "kelly v municipal". That means "kelly v municipal" should still hold as law. (BTW, when Kelly v Municipal was passed, the registry was deemed non-punitive in 1958. In re: Reed 1983, the registry was then deemed punishment. So Kelly v Municipal should still be upheld even after the 2003 Smith v Doe decision.... or at least I hope so.)
  • CR April 20, 2018 at 11:25 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersWhy isn't a sentence not consequence enough for conviction of a criminal act? Some occupational restrictions are reasonable for some offenders. Some people are incorrigible, and can not or will not be rehabilitated. That's not true for everyone, though. Most never commit another offense. So the kind of blanket restrictions, like the one being discussed here, that treat everyone in a broad offense category the same way, without regard for individual differences or risk factors, is unjustified and is fundamentally unfair.
  • Agamemnon April 20, 2018 at 10:35 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rosters"'There are certain things that our society does not believe is appropriate. Being a firefighter who can go into a home is absolutely one of them,' Rapp said." What? What does that jargon even mean? That you think firefighters going into homes is inappropriate? That firefighters use their position to enter unsuspecting residences? That you think firefighters should have full legal clearance to risk their lives by entering a home on fire? The idiocy is almost too much to bear.
  • Will Allen April 20, 2018 at 9:36 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersGreat use of public resources. I wonder if these criminal legislators think there could ever be too many laws or that government could be too big. Big government ought to be constrained to a certain size. It should be dictated that big government may only control N things and no more. They would have to pick the most important and useful things to control. Stupidity like this would have to be skipped. But why would anyone who is listed on a SEX Offender Registry (SORs) ever want to do anything that might help someone who supports the SORs (i.e. a Registry Terrorist (RT))? The PRIMARY, #1 goal of anyone who is listed on an SOR should be to ensure that they never help anyone who supports it. Not ever. That must be the primary goal in life. I think relative to the SORs, ALL people should have a long list of life goals and they should START in this priority: 1. Follow all laws. Not because they are legal, moral, or proper. But because they are weapons of war. Do not allow them to be used against you. Do use them against RTs. 2. Never do anything that could aid an RT. 3. Ensure the SORs are worthless. 4. Harm RTs by any means that is legal. A Registered Citizen can't be a firefighter or anything else that helps the general public.
  • Debo April 20, 2018 at 9:14 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryThe 9-18 mo was an estimate given by PSP at the judiciary meeting they had, doesn't mean thats the time they have. I have been removed from the site PSP told me they will finish my review before the deadline to reg under the new law is up. I am suggesting that anyone that has been removed from the site that is 100 % sure they completed their time and this new law doesn't apply to them do not register under this new law its time to man up if they do not complete your review do not register under this new law. If you have or do, you're a sucker, plain and simple. For people out of state or people that have not been removed there must be something about your case that is telling PSP to keep you on.
  • Debo April 20, 2018 at 9:02 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersSounds like a good law to me I'm an SO and I wouldn't want an SO touching my daughter You're right it is Karma for us its called consequences for our actions They have every right to do background checks on people that deal with the public. Somehow because of the SO reg fight people on here are starting to think they should be immune to any consequences at all for what they did. I don't see you complaining that a hospital emergency room wouldn't hire you why is it any different for a fire dept?
  • steve April 20, 2018 at 8:21 am on NC: Lawsuit moves forward in twice-delayed hearing on Motion to DismissHmm this looks promising
  • Eric Knight April 20, 2018 at 8:11 am on CA: Woman awarded $6.45 million in revenge porn caseSo what will stop an unscrupulous "victim" from snapping his/her own photos and spreading them him-/herself, then claiming that his/her "ex" sent those pictures, whom he/she now sues? Or more insidiously, attempt to charge the other person criminally and get him/her put on a sex offender registry?
  • CR April 20, 2018 at 8:00 am on MO: Sex offenders register for a lifetime, but a bill would let some petition for removalA country of second chances? No. It is, and has always been, a country that is "tough on crime". The tougher, the better, as far as most people are concerned. I don't agree with you about removing first time offenders if they haven't reoffended after some time. There should be no sex offender registry at all, and no one should ever be on it. Everyone who commits an offense is punished, sex offenders more than most in fact, and when that punishment is done, then the person should be free again. As free as anyone else. They should not be put on a public shaming list at all.
  • CR April 20, 2018 at 7:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThe states don't want to admit that their sex offender registration laws have any (or much) deterrent effect because that would help establish the laws as punitive. It's the fourth factor in the Mendoza-Martinez factors. Whenever one of their registration laws, or the scheme overall, is judged to be punitive based on those factors, it violates the prohibition on ex post facto laws in the constitution and is deemed unconstitutional. So of course, they deny or minimize the deterrent effect. The states claim that deterrence is neither the objective nor the effect of their registration laws. They say that public safety and awareness, a clearly non-punitive rationale, is the reason for the laws. In my opinion, a lot of laws don't do much to deter people from violating them, mostly due to human nature. I think most people aren't fully aware of the consequences of violating a great many laws, and if t hey are violating them, they usually convince themselves that they're not going to get caught. So they tend to discount the consequences when seeking to justify behavior that they know is wrong or illegal. I'm not saying everyone does that, but people who behave criminally often do. With sex offender laws, I think that lack of awareness and discounting of consequences may be changing. There are so many very harsh laws, there is so much publicity about them, so much opprobrium connected to the status of being a "sex offender", and a high general awareness of the horrible consequences of being so labeled, that I suspect the deterrent effect of those laws is growing. The public itself demands these harsh laws, and legislators seek to satisfy them in order to curry favor with voters. The public sees the registration laws and presence and residence restrictions as fitting punishment!!! for "sex offenders" (whom they mostly think of as pedophiles, child molesters, and rapists), no matter how much the legislatures try to characterize them as non-punitive administrative public safety laws. That perception of and demand for punishment by the public makes it harder and harder for the state's to claim that the sex offender laws don't have a deterrent effect. I know you know all that, but I guess you were getting hung up on the "may deter" comment. From your other comments above, it seems like you got it sorted out now.
  • mk April 20, 2018 at 6:22 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysI can see that (trespass? really?) I guess they can refuse service to anyone they wish, but hopefully there are better coffee houses to go to. I'd agree, someone may know his status (as they have nothing better to do than look at the ML website) Again, Im sorry this happened. Not right.
  • Michael April 20, 2018 at 5:44 am on MO: Sex offenders register for a lifetime, but a bill would let some petition for removalI think after a certain amount of time if it's the offenders first offense and he hasn't reoffended that she should be removed from the sex offender list because I thought this was a country of Second Chances
  • TS April 20, 2018 at 5:27 am on General Comments April 2018Interesting, Iris scanners in AL, home state of USAG JBS.
  • sean April 20, 2018 at 3:46 am on PA: Bill would ban sex offenders from firefighter rostersthis is fear mongering at its finest.... so what this lawmaker is essentially saying is, that she would rather have her house burn down, or loose a loved one in an emergency situation, all because there might be a slim possibility that the S.O. may have ulterior motives, and thoughts about them, while in their burning house, putting THEIR lives at risk, to save your sorry ass, or loved one? or maybe providing CPR to a loved one, who just collapsed from a heart attack, because the S.O. might have to touch them to do it? you know what this is? KARMA...it is hopefully DARWINISM working at its best, to one day rid the world of hypocritical lawmakers like this. I for one would gladly stand back, and watch this lawmakers possessions all go up in flames, OR look the other way as their loved one lays on the ground in distress. why? oh because I'm an S.O.,and its against the law for me to help anyone, as it might be construed as a means to get closer to another victim. REALLY people? as long as their are Dumbass lawmakers in positions like this, there will never be a rational discussion about these kinds of topics. this is truly the low of lows. and I for one, hope this particular lawmaker burns in hell!! (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation to ban convicted sex offenders from serving as firefighters. Under House Bill 2220, professional and volunteer firefighters would have to submit to a background check or sign a statement saying they've never been convicted of a sexual offense. Republican Rep. Kathy Rapp introduced the proposal after a fire chief in her Crawford County district was re-elected despite is 2001 conviction for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old. He has since resigned
  • Nicholas Maietta April 20, 2018 at 1:06 am on CA: California death row inmate to be freed; no retrial plannedSo if he didn't do it, who did? I know of a man who died in prison over a similar accusation yet the perp who did it confessed while on his deathbed.
  • Tim Moore April 19, 2018 at 11:57 pm on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)I told my cat and he said turn that faucet on so I can have a drink and a think. Then he licked his empty ball sack and said, look if I were human what do you think your kind would do to me if they saw me doing this in front of children?
  • Tim Moore April 19, 2018 at 11:31 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueI think it would be nearly impossible for the courts to do an even cursory glance at all the laws being passed. They have difficulty handling the cases they have now for the select really bad laws that do get challenged. A quickly done and inadequate court decision is worse than no decision, because it can allow a lot of future bad laws. Which judges should review? Many of them are the same as legislators, elected politicians and only want to fit in and be liked, so they can rise and converge on higher offices, get their kids in the best colleges, have a vacation home, etc. Only grass roots action is going to change the culture, in my limited opinion, and that is a long shot, I fear. Let's get the badges made and do what little we can, and hope by an aggregate of little actions the weight will tip the scales.
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysI like the statement out of the CO brief. That brief states that it "does not" have a “sufficiently strong deterrent effect to render the Oklahoma statute punitive.” Shaw, 823 F.3d at 571.
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 9:18 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysIt seems to me that the word “may” means that they do not know…..
  • mike r @ Never Quit April 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysIDK maybe I am reading to much into that statement but it sure seems that the statute needs to do more than "may" deter since that is the main element of the statute....
  • mike r @ Never Quit April 19, 2018 at 8:49 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysWhy the ^^ hasn't anyone jumped on this??? Maybe it is just because no one made the connection like I said or idk... but i sure as *&*^ will...Look at what smith stated: "As for deterrence, the Smith Court found that even though Alaska conceded that the statute “might deter future crimes,” that was no enough to find that the statute was punitive. Smith, 528 U.S. at 102." Just a quick draft of my argument >> Can a law be based on a rational basis just because it "MAY" deter future crimes. I think not. The efficacy of the registry is the basis for the registry along with the supposedly to help LE. The only logical and reasonable conclusion is that the state does not even know if the law achieves the stated legislative objective. Where was the legislative fact findings surely they show more than a "may" have the desired stated purpose to some measurable degree. I am running hard with this...
  • Matt April 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm on 176 sex offenders, mostly Americans, barred from entering PHL in first half of 2017- BII travelled to Hong Kong 3 times with no problem but that was before IML..
  • ashtoreth April 19, 2018 at 8:27 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Brian, I sure hope you get to be off the registery by then. Its such a shame to see that you gotta go that route of things. In m6 eyes i do know that mistakes are just a simple mistake but to be punished like that is far beyond my comprehension. Ok so called child abusers like hitting kids is not concedered to be as bad as far as a S.O in the law's eyes. So the parents don't get slapped with a registery of some kind. But forbid if anything touching a kid can land up on the registery even if you touch a kid on the leg to try to help a child by putting a bandaid on. As rediculis that is but that's how easy to get on the registery. It's pretty pathitic. But now to get off the registry you have to fight all the way to PAG. WOW. That's insane. May 22nd the dead line. But, they have 9 to 18 months. Ummmmm, sounds like they are trying to get everyone to go in act 10 first then after they sort out people then who knows what it will happen. Oh they say oh you get to be off the registery but SORNA does not apply and if your 10 year mark b.s is up blah blah blah. Then Act 10 does not apply. But yet May 22nd and they have 9 to 18 months. Sounds like they want you to think its a good bill at first. But getting sucked up into act 10 first. A total b.s on their part psp and all them. Not you or anyone on here. But ya know what i meant.
  • mike r @ Never Quit April 19, 2018 at 8:26 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysLook at this AJ, this statement blows there whole efficacy claim out the window. If it is not a significant deterrent then what the hel*&^^& is it good for?? They admit it does not have “sufficiently strong deterrent effect" I hope the lawyers jump on that statement....Damn and that is a registry imposing weekly reporting requirements and residency restrictions but yet t does not have a significant deterrent effect. WOW....So a less restrictive registry without those impositions must have absolutely no deterrent effect so it is therefore arbitrary..OH bet your as*&&*^ I am jumping on that in my case....Like I said I hope the lawyers are sharp enough to make that connection because I did not until just now reading the brief in the CO case....That is a big and highly relevant statement right there....They are admitting it is useless in preventing re offenses exactly what the registry was founded on. What idiots....I need to look at the ninth see if I can find a statement like that.... "that a registry imposing weekly reporting requirements and a residency restriction did not have a “sufficiently strong deterrent effect to render the Oklahoma statute punitive.” Shaw, 823 F.3d at 571."
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm on General Comments April 2018"Jefferson County Sheriff's Office using "eyes" to track sex offenders, criminals" I had to read this one twice to make sure that it was not a parody. "The biometric iris system takes a photo of the individual's eye, then stores their information a national registry. This allows agencies around the country to pinpoint a true person's identity in just seconds." http://abc3340.com/news/local/jefferson-county-sheriffs-office-using-eyes-to-track-sex-offenders-criminals
  • mike r @ Never Quit April 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registryThose under reporting studies are hearsay and anecdotal, conclusory.....Also see my Judicial facts... Reports concerning alleged under-reporting: The following are governmental reports conducted concerning only alleged high rates of under reported of sex crimes, and even though not relevant to recidivism rates, they are relevant in that the authors concede the fallacies in such research because the methodologies use anecdotal and conclusory self-reporting for their statistics. These reports are relevant since the proponents of these laws often use under-reporting as somehow justification for these laws. Michael Planty et al., Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010, BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS (2013). “The data in this report were drawn from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The NCVS collects information on nonfatal crimes reported and not reported to the police from a nationally representative sample of persons age 12 or older who live in U.S. households.” Pp 2. “Many of the variables examined in this report may be related to one another and to other variables not included in the analyses. Complex relationships among variables in this report were not fully explored and warrant more extensive analysis. Readers are cautioned not to draw causal inferences based on the results presented” pp 10. https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fvsv9410.pdf [visited on April 7, 2018]. Concerning under-reporting only: David Finkelhor et al., Sexually Assaulted Children: National Estimates & Characteristics, JUVENILE JUSTICE BULLETIN 8 (Aug. 2008). “Using proxy interviews to obtain information on crime victimization and other sensitive topics has never been a preferred methodology and has sometimes yielded poor results” pp 10 https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/214383.pdf [visited on April 7,2018].
  • Q April 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm on The Sex Trafficking Panic Is Based On MythsThe below statement says it all. It very succinctly describes the mentality of those that conceive and create the laws that are by and large completely ineffective in addressing their stated purpose. "But because our political class believes in myths, not solid evidence, they keep creating policies directed at an imaginary bogeyman, not real criminals"
  • Just leave 'us' alone April 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm on He was a Carpenter and a Firefighter and a Sex offender! My Dadhttp://www.abc27.com/news/local/bill-would-ban-sex-offenders-from-firefighter-rosters/1130409232 Posted on news website and broadcasted on news Today. I'm so freaking pi**ed, cause this literally affects me. And what really is making my "blood boil" is this legislator is soooo worried about public safety, but isn't including drug dealers, murderers, etc. Etc etc.
  • Harry April 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm on CA: California death row inmate to be freed; no retrial plannedI hope Mr. Figueroa can find a good lawyer that will sue these doctors and put them out of business.
  • AJ April 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty Days@USA: I’ve never heard of anyone getting anywhere or becoming successful living with negativity. ----- J. J. Thomson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._J._Thomson) did...he discovered the electron (i.e negativity inside the atom). 😀
  • AJ April 19, 2018 at 6:08 pm on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry@TS: I noticed your above came one minute after mine below. Too funny that we came to the same conclusion and voiced it around the same time! I have a hard time believing a Senior District Judge would repeatedly and blatantly go off the rails as the CO AG suggests has happened. One thing I've noticed, both in this doc and elsewhere, is the drone of, "Smith is controlling and cannot be challenged." If that's the case--and it would certainly hold true for other suits on other topics--how does *anything* ever get changed or overturned?!? It's such a BS, tired claim. As I've said before, Plessy v Ferguson was dispositive...until Brown v Bd. of Educ.; Buck v. Bell was dispositive...until Skinner v. OK neutralized (though never overturned) it; Pace v. AL was dispositive...until Loving v. VA; Bowers v. Hardwick was dispositive...until Lawrence v. TX (a mere 17 years later). This claim that a SCOTUS decision is set in stone is total falsehood.
  • David April 19, 2018 at 5:39 pm on General Comments April 2018Here's an interesting podcast: CATO Daily Podcast. Look for the recent episode entitled "Void for Vagueness". Definitely worth listening to. I think you'll hear a lot of good arguments that could be applied to the Registries. (At least, I noted numerous similarities ..... so there is hope!)
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 3:43 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Just a quick look online..IDK man....Take a lot more research... The immunity only applies to lawsuits that try to force the government to act or that demand money damages. You may sue the government for a declaratory judgment, to protest a wrongful injunction, and for equitable relief. Generally, you may sue to restrain the government in some way, but not force it to act. You may sue if a government employee, official, or agency abuses its authority or acts beyond its authority. Employees are protected for acts and omissions in the scope of their employment, but not beyond it. If the government, or a government employee, does an act of gross negligence or recklessness there is no immunity.
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Check out this list of state laws that have been ruled unconstitutional. It isn't really relative but it is interesting and when you do a search of sex offender only one case comes up, Packingham.... https://law.justia.com/constitution/us/state-laws-held-unconstitutional.html
  • TS April 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry@AJ Shame was not intended here, but it appears we drew similar conclusions unintentionally within one minute of each other. The extension is great to see, IMO, and would like to attribute some of it to @mike r emailing his stats doc to the Millard team (though we will never know). I do hope the Millard team sees the Pepitone blow back from Bill Dobbs (posted by David K), along w/the associated Reason article too on bad data. As for your statement on trying to possibly get it in front of SCOTUS to see, Judge Matsch did take a swipe at the "Mighty 9" as noted in the CO AG brief. That did raise my eyebrows. Is there some backstory here in the judicial waters we don't know of?
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 3:28 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24At least a very similar bill only it was in the state statutes which is why it was rejected I think. I find it really hard to swallow that the safety committee found a heart or cared what the effects were. They didn't enact it because it would be shot down in court and they knew it and they did not want to look like fools with the other committees and courts or wherever. This law does not face that same challenge.....
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24If anything it will be in the back of her mind because you know she doesn't know what the laws are and if she really can be sued. Make her take pause at the very least and show her we are not going to just take this crap laying down.......Look this law has already been debated and reject by the safety committee as well as been struck down by the CA supreme court (although only for parolees) so this lady knows very well that she will be violating our liberties but is going ahead anyways because she faces absolutely NO consequences one way or the other unless some one does like I am stating...Just throwing it out there as I have my own case and are embroiled with the CA AG right now because I will not sit back and take it...
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 3:13 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24You know what I think needs to happen is someone who is a credible attorney needs to send this politician a cease and desist letter and inform her that if she introduces this bill and it gets passed and if there is any damage or harm caused by it and if the law is declared unconstitutional then that politician "no longer has immunity" and that she will be sued and held personally liable for any damages that arise from the unconstitutional law. This is exactly what needs to happen and I do not know why no attorney does this. Just think all those people that were affected from Jessica's law had a right to sue the individual legislators that authored that bill in the personal capacity since they enacted an unconstitutional law knowing very well what kind of harm it would do.....I really believe this is the case and that is what the "under color of law" are for but people do not use it for some reason.....That lady is working under color of law to deprive tens of thousands of people of their constitutional liberties know very well that (or should have known, which is the same thing for suit) that the law is unconstitutional and that it will deprive individual liberties so there goes her frigging immunity out the window. The only way to fight these people is either thru the courts of thru their pocket books..... He&*%^&% if no one else does I just may very well do it myself...
  • AJ April 19, 2018 at 3:07 pm on OK: Governor Fallin Signs Bill Barring Sex Offenders from Living Near Their Victims@Nicholas Maietta: So this just gave perpetrators the legal right to know where their victim live. ----- Excellent point! It's the only true way the RC can ensure compliance. Either that or the State will have to become some sort of mediator, where the RC submits a residence and the State checks to see if it's too close to the victim. Just what's needed, another useless state bureaucracy.
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Unfortunately Jason, the word "may" is a major problem. The other major problem is it is a private party making the call not any state official, furthermore, the penalty is civil and not penal in any sense, at least according to any state statute. I am really glad to see this major issue getting the recognition that it deserves and that people are coming around to know exactly what the consequences that this bill would have.....If passed I am not even sure who you would sue unless you actually get denied housing or sale of property but even then the language protects civilian landlords or sellers from liability. Who to sue???The gov.???What part of the gov exactly???Can you sue the legislature???Doubt it...This is bad if passed and it very well may pass, last time the bill was in the state statutes and the public safety members were well aware that the courts would strike that law down but this is a entirely different breed of animal and I see it passing very easily.....I don't even see a way to file for a TRO because who the Hel*^%$ due you sue???? You have to have a defendant......I think the state itself has absolute immunity if I remember correctly so their out....IDK man....
  • Registry Keeps Me From My Partner April 19, 2018 at 2:55 pm on MN: Supporting policy to prevent harm: Identifying gaps to support children with sexual behavior problemsEducation, compassion, early intervention, therapy and rehabilitation. That and more critical thinking changing "common sense" around sex and sexuality is how sexual abuse is prevented.
  • USA April 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysWell, I’m glad to hear you guys are so positive! I suppose no one remembers the beach or park bans? Or, the recent passage of SB 3844? I might recommend contributing to this site and coming up with ideas/or plans to overcome this, rather than spread negativity! I’ve never heard of anyone getting anywhere or becoming successful living with negativity. So, I might recommend donating, emailing and offering to volunteer or even looking for ways or giving suggestions! Stay focused! Your doing exactly what they want! Don’t surrender!!
  • TS April 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry@AJ , et al It appears to me in reading the CO AG filing, they are crying sour grapes left and right. They state Judge Matsch was not in his right for many things and did not test for various things throughout the proceedings when making his decision. The state does not like the fact Judge Matsch listened to non-state actors, e.g. others impacted by CSORA, and not just state actors, e.g. those directly impacted, Millard, et al. The state does not want to know or have anyone else know what the true impacts of CSORA are on people who have to register and those who associated with them. Tunnel vision to say the least. I would recommend everyone read this doc if they can, especially @AJ and @mike r. It is informational and useful to see the arguments used by the CO AG countering the other arguments that have been mentioned before. I could see some of these arguments being used by others who take on this topic and don't want to lose the registry. The talk of recidivism is not mentioned and neither are any related stats. The other AGs have taken that on in their brief submitted. This brief merely takes on tactics & thinking of Judge Matsch and tries to make him sound crazy for what he did.
  • AJ April 19, 2018 at 2:43 pm on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry@TS: Okay, you shamed me into reading the CO AG's brief. The basic argument is that Judge Matsch ignored and violated all sorts of requirements. He ignored dispositive precedents (Smith, and Shaw(a 10th Cir. case)), he went beyond what 42 US 1983 allows, he improperly blamed the State for activities by non-state actors, he decided a state issue outside his jurisdiction, etc. Pretty much the AG says over and over that the judge has no idea what he's doing and violated every judicial standard there is. Some of what's written did raise my eyebrows with the thought of, "what was this judge thinking?" But, that judge certainly knows the law better than I *ever* will, and the AG's filing is of course heavily slanted in one direction. Countering the AG's doc is the fact that a high-profile law firm has agreed to aid in the case. Those lawyers, like the judge, know the law pretty darn well, I'm sure. If even one of them saw half of what the AG claims, you gotta think they would have taken a pass on it. Also in the back of my mind is the possibility that the judge intentionally set things up in a way to *try* to get the case before SCOTUS. If so, he's one sly old fox! I also wonder if part of the C&U argument relies on the laws being excessive when considered in the light of correct data, instead of "frightening and high." I definitely look forward to the reply from Millard's attorneys. I just checked PACER and see that Millard, et al, have been granted a filing extension. Their reply is now due by May 25 (it was April 25).
  • Brian @ashtoreth April 19, 2018 at 2:36 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Shane That’s a hood idea, my attorney has been dealing with this for 2 months, back and forth with the DA, next will bet the PAG.
  • mike r April 19, 2018 at 2:35 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Ya we should start an initiative here in CA for such a law, and also one that would not give immunity to any public official for passing unconstitutional laws... I am really glad to see this issue getting the attention it should. This is the biggest issue since the last residency bill....
  • Jack April 19, 2018 at 2:27 pm on The Sex Trafficking Panic Is Based On MythsWow. This is some really radical thinking I see happening here. All right then.
  • David April 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm on The Sex Trafficking Panic Is Based On MythsTwo sociology PhDs funded by the USDOJ..... what could they possibly know compared to dozens of conniving lawmakers twisting facts to whip up public hysteria?? Well apparently, they can know the truth - and a lot more of it - than those cynical, self-righteous lawmakers.
  • bill April 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysWe appear to be getting closer to NAZI Germany. I could have driven down the street drunk and killed someone with my car. I would have gone to state prison and released and no would be the wiser. I look at child porn on the internet and I am a convict for life. No way out I never shared any pictures never purchased any websites. At some point this is going to come to a very ugly head.
  • Laura April 19, 2018 at 1:19 pm on CA: California death row inmate to be freed; no retrial plannedWhat a tragedy. This person lost all that time and so very much more because of statements made by doctors that all these years later recanted and said they never saw the original medical records. So if I had to look back 25 years I'd be left wondering exactly what or who convinced these doctors to give those false statements without fully studying the details of the case? How very sad for this person, his life and his family.
  • American Detained in America April 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm on MO: Dad upset he can’t see son in NICU because he’s a registered sex offenderI can only hope a major lawsuit is pending. I'm sure his wife needs her husband's support when she visits their son, and she's being denied that support.
  • American Detained in America April 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm on WI: Many On GPS Monitoring Are HomelessAt least we were in California when they did this to us. And as far as charging in the parole office, there were limited opportunities for that, and at most we could do it once a day there and had to find somewhere else for the second charge
  • American Detained in America April 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm on The Sex Trafficking Panic Is Based On MythsI've long thought they make up these numbers about child sex trafficking in order to have an excuse to pile on us and keep the hysteria going.
  • sean April 19, 2018 at 11:52 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryup to 19293, up 15, and day isn't over. up, and up it goes, when will it stop? nobody knows.... yippy...gee, at this rate we'll be right back up there were we started... Good job PSP, getting right on that removal process aint we now.
  • CR April 19, 2018 at 11:19 am on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24I thought transient sex offenders had to register weekly. I think that is true in Texas, anyway. Not sure about CA.
  • CR April 19, 2018 at 11:16 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThanks for the response, JM. If it were me, I'd contact an attorney. Since three sheriff's deputies were involved, there will be a record of who contacted them, and what the complaint was. It may not be public info that your son could get directly, but a lawyer might know what to do. Also, the letter seems suspicious. Starbuck's could be contacted to determine whether it came from them and if it is legitimate. If it is not, then whoever produced it could have done something illegal, or Starbuck's may want to go after them in civil court for falsely representing themselves. In your son's situation with the custody issue, I don't think he should do anything directly himself, as there is no way of knowing how that might come back on him. Like I said, if it were me, I'd go talk to a lawyer to see about getting to the bottom of it.
  • JM April 19, 2018 at 10:04 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysCR, We are not certain that they knew of his status. However, this happened after he and his fiance (of 8 years) were ending their relationship and were going to be in a custody disbute over their daughter in which she was using his status against him. They have a 5 yr. old daughter together. And yes, at one time a few years ago, she worked at that Starbucks. As previously stated in my above post, he had never had any issues there, and the staff were always friendly towards him. But, how do you respond to these injustices when you are on "the registry"? When this happened, he was with his son and didn't want to cause embarrassment for his son, or draw attention to himself. They were not asked to leave by staff, there was no warning. Just three officers approached and told them they had to leave. There is no letterhead on the letter he recieved, just a website listed, (which we contacted and were never able to reach anyone) and it is not signed. At the conclusion of the letter it is just typed "Starbucks Coffee Company" The letter, in no way, looks formal, or like any thing professional.
  • 290 air April 19, 2018 at 9:51 am on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24This will make more transient sex offenders. So the law makers would rather have us register 12 times a year instead of once. Just think of the burden on the local police forces. If we were all transient then what would be the point of the registry? Plus it would be 1.2 million registrations a year in California instead of 100,000. Politicians have their heads so far up their arses they can't figure out which way to go.
  • Brian April 19, 2018 at 9:47 am on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)@AJ Put more on the scale on our side, that’s just so messed up, yea tell the landlord or the real estate agent your an SO so you won’t have a home to live in or sell, it’s on them to do a background check, if they don’t then that’s on them, the place I live in now do fake background checks, I know this because a few years ago my neighbor tried having us evicted from the home we bought, the read in on line where it had actually worked in California, but this is PA, they called me and questioned me about my background, I was honest, I said we paid for a background check, he got quiet, then I said what are you going to do, throw us out? that was the last time I was ever contacted from them.
  • Eric April 19, 2018 at 9:38 am on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Isn't this what the registry is for? Also, credit check, internet search, if a manager or owner wants the information it is there.
  • Brian April 19, 2018 at 9:38 am on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)Yea it seems to me when all the sht hits the fan and we actually knock a law down and win something it just so happens to fall during an election season, then these aholes easily win putting up a new roadblock for us to drive through, then we challenge it, then they appeal it, then it takes till the next election season, to me anyway, I could be wrong.
  • JM April 19, 2018 at 9:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty Daysmk, The letter states " Regrettably, we can no longer permit you you to visit any of our Starbuck stores effective immediately and indefinitely". "Understand that if you return to one of our locations, you will be considered a trespasser, and we will elect to call the police to protect our stores." This Starbucks is located in a small town in N. California. He and his family had been going to that Starbucks for 5 years. There were never any issues. In the letter they accuse him of "staring at employees". Which is ridiculous! To be honest we are not sure if they knew his status or not, but by their actions it sure seems like it. I guess we need to know if they have the right to banish registrants from their stores. The problem lies in filing a complaint, when you really don't know what your rights are as far as being a registered citizen and whether they can banish you because of your status.
  • Defeated April 19, 2018 at 8:48 am on OH: Convicted ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender listI find myself checking this website multiple times a day looking and hoping for some kind of good news. Needless to say it is a rare to see anything positive. I want my life back.... I would even be happy to leave the country. I look in the mirror every day and see how I have aged over the last 5 years. This is killing me
  • CR April 19, 2018 at 8:15 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysHow did Starbuck's know your son was an RC? Do they screen customers somehow (e.g., facial recognition)? Did someone there recognize him and tell the manager or a worker? Did he have previous history with Starbuck's or with someone who worked there? What would he have been arrested for? Trespassing? Why would he be excluded forever from any Starbuck's?
  • Nicholas Maietta April 19, 2018 at 7:26 am on OK: Governor Fallin Signs Bill Barring Sex Offenders from Living Near Their VictimsSo this just gave perpetrators the legal right to know where their victim live. Perp to gov: Hey, I need the address of my victim. Gov: No. Perp: You breaking the law by not giving me that information? Gov: Huh? WTF how did we get here?
  • Bill April 19, 2018 at 7:26 am on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)What do you expect?, its an election year and the losers have to shot fish in the barrel to keep their seats.
  • B April 19, 2018 at 6:26 am on NY: “All Sex Offender Registries Should Be Abolished”: Reason/Soho Forum DebateI seriously wish they would get rid of the registry for several reasons, for starters I can't go home, I'm literally stuck in NY til 2031, if I was to relocate back to my home state i would automatically be declared a level 3, only in NY that I'm labeled as a level 1 offender, Nearly every state I've looked into decides your risk level by the crime you were convicted of instead of looking at the circumstances and the reason in why things happened, If I was to go back I would be subjected to a 2k foot residence ban which applies to all offenders in my home state, that ban practically makes every major city unlivable. Like I said I seriously wish the registry would be abolished and if it is or isn't I can promise this the second I'm off the registry I'm gonna be on the 1st thing smoking out of N.Y. and I swear I'm not coming within 500 miles of N.Y. state.
  • mk April 19, 2018 at 5:55 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysArrested for what? Assuming he's not on any supervision and he was a paying customer of the coffee shop what could they arrest him for? Im sorry that happened. Not right.
  • Brian April 19, 2018 at 4:12 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@ashtoreth No I am not an advocate although I should be, I have reasons why I don’t though, it is a messed up situation the psp has me in at the moment, I’m waiting for my attorney to contact me for a meeting again, but he has to meet with the da before that happens, I think they are dragging it out waiting for my next update to happen so I get stuff in the new registery.
  • Jm from wi April 19, 2018 at 12:12 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLInto amsterdam no problems. Glad I kept my passport. Beautiful and sunny here.
  • People need to get a clue April 18, 2018 at 10:31 pm on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)The >So called law makers need the money! They make up Lies And pass Laws So people have to spend Money To Fight those Dumb ass Laws!! Any law Can be killed but it take money too do it! Think!! ABOUT HOW A LAW get sold to the public! They like a used Car Salesman!!!! It will make you And Your Kids Be SAFE / But the CAR is A lemon/ AKA sex offender registry IT is Like a CAR in a Auction. It get sold to the highest Bidder/ aka The public But it don't work!!
  • Shane April 18, 2018 at 10:30 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Brian At teir 2 for 25 years. My original 10 yrs would be up at the end of May this year. Thats why i went ahead and got my lawyer on it ahead of time...
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 9:39 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysA couple of them may have been shot down by the courts but they all pass except that I believe that a residency bill was actually defeated if I remember right. Regardless this is a whole different animal in that it uses landlords or property sellers to do the dirty deed thereby bypassing the courts and making it "extremely" difficult to challenge......A civil suit against whatever landlord or seller is the only way I see to challenge this law since like I stated the CA AG's minions are not the ones enforcing it so you cannot sue the state really because the state has immunity if there is no direct connection to enforcement or any connection at all for that matter....This is bad really bad if it passes...I haven't researched the issue but I cannot think of how or who you would sue and I am getting pretty adept at this crap... I cannot believe this hasn't got more attention JOE considering how important it is and how many thousands of people it will affect. Each and everyone of us that lives in the 1/4 zone will have to immediately notify the landlords and sellers and what do you think is going to happen???? One little post about it and then including it with these other lame bills isn't doing justice to how big this issue is and will be if passed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not live in a prohibition zone but I am sure tens of thousands across the state do....And someday I wish to get out of this ghetto apt and into a house and this seriously hinders that and I cannot even bring it in court since it is landlords home sellers that according to the bill "may" use it against us. That "may" and the fact that there is no statutory penalty makes this law almost untouchable as far as my educated guess takes me... AJ, Chris, New Person, any read or take on the issue????
  • People need to get a clue April 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm on Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predatorsThis post tells me and should Tell All of you! This is wire tapping on people Which I Think is very illegal In the USA > It is a federal crime to wiretap or to use a machine to capture the communications of others without court approval, unless one of the parties has given their prior consent. It is likewise a federal crime to use or disclose any information acquired by illegal wiretapping or electronic eavesdropping. So I think someone Should Sue the pants off those Crimes
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 9:19 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysYa I have a little bit going on my plate my friend it is hard to keep up when I am embroiled in a suit with the CA AG and going to school full time and being a grandfather and father and a husband and etc. etc. so pardon me man...Thanks for the link though....
  • Wants off April 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryHave people forgotten 3000 came off overnight a few weeks ago? Do you think they reviewed all of them in one day? They were doing it behind the scenes without updating their spread sheet. Nothing is to say the same thing isn't happening now. All I see are people getting worked up on guesses and assumptions. Bottom line is none of us know what procedure they're using. But it seems a safe bet that if you don't have a tier, you haven't been reviewed yet.
  • ashtoreth April 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Brian Im very sorry to hear that they messed up on you. It saddens me to see that. PSP I guess they think that their above the law. It is truely unfair. I read on earlier stuff here and NASOL website. Are you the one that became an aadvocate? What happen to others that commented on here and in NARSOL like Cary and Guessit and a few others. I seen somd just quit posting. It is a shame cause they had some really good pounts, opinions and suggestions. I guess they had some sort of unreliable info and could not undersrand much all confusing i guess. Then they just stopped posting. It is strange cause im wondering if they got off the registery. Who knows really. But, anyways i hope you get off the registry soon. Yeah the 9 to 18 month deal is a very long time. But, hopefully they will get done before then. Im wondering what pso is saying nowadays about things. Wwll i hope everyone gets their names to be removed off the list very soon. Thank you for the response
  • Counting the days April 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24What they are saying is that if we don't expose our status, then we are responsible for not abiding by the law, and that gives the landlord/ real estate agent the right to deny housing. Same way insurance can cancel or deny if you don't tell of ore existing conditions. Same thought. So they are bootstrapping to get the old ordinances back in.
  • AJ April 18, 2018 at 7:05 pm on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry@TS: I have not yet done it, no. I still plan to, but managed to get sidetracked reading a bit of the ID case and also plain old enjoying life. Honestly, I was kind of hoping someone else would dive in! The doc really is "only" about 60 pages, as the first 15 are glossary and such, and pages 73(ish) onward are appendices such as CO's SORA
  • AJ April 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)That it's now become an object of satire is, to me, a good sign. Satire's highlighting of the absurdity of residency laws may well do more than facts and figures. Just a little more weight on our side, hopefully heading for a tipping point in the not-too-distant future.
  • sean April 18, 2018 at 6:53 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryI watch the numbers daily, sometimes more than once a day, mainly cause I don't trust them....please someone show me where names are coming off?? hell, its at 19278, that's damn near 35more on ina day? wtf psp. whose kidding who, their not doing shit... cept adding, not subtracting....
  • AJ April 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm on OK: Governor Fallin Signs Bill Barring Sex Offenders from Living Near Their Victims“Justice for Danyelle Act of 2018” ----- Umm, didn't she get her justice via the criminal trial? Or does she have a lifelong "right" to it, trumping those of the person who served the sentence imposed? I see this law as getting struck down pretty easily. Just one more presence and residency restriction for sensible, Constitution-abiding judges to knock down.
  • stephen April 18, 2018 at 5:49 pm on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)I told my cat, Her only reply was to feed her.
  • Anonymous April 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm on He was a Carpenter and a Firefighter and a Sex offender! My DadHeart wrenching. I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace & Joy & Live a blessed life.
  • Brian @ashtoreth April 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@ashtoreth Unfortunately the psp has 9 to 18 months to sift through the rest of us and remove the rest, I’m sure that they will take ever day of 18 months to do it, I was to be removed in 2013 but then got caught up in SORNA, I went from 10 year to 25, but thy credited me 10 years I was on already, so 2023 was my out date, I was wrongfully charged in 1997, I was never required to register but when I moved to pa I was forced to in 03, somewhere along the line they got there math all wrong, if I was to be off in 2023? They were giving me a brake somewhere because that would’ve been 20 years, not 25, they have my stuff so messed up. Even if they started my time from 97 it’s still wrong.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueI agree that proposed legislation should be judicially reviewed for constitutionality before enactment. The problem with legislators is that there are few disincentives to advancing unconstitutional laws leaving them free to wreak havoc with our liberties.
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysNever pass USA???? How many laws on sex offenders have not passed??? NONE.....That is how many.....
  • Brian April 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)That falls along the lines of community notification which is only for certain SO’s and soon to be all it looks like, shts getting stupid fast. They know we’re coming with a vengeance on challengeing these ridiculous laws, so their piling on whatever that can, king of like the dukes of hazard when they toss crates in front of the sheriff to block them off. We knock one down another pops up. Someone needs to take control of this crap, for real man.
  • Brian April 18, 2018 at 5:17 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@ Wants off I hope that they are still removing, my attorney still hasn’t gotten back to me, my update is close, it’s before May 22, I hope to hear something before that, he did say to update no mater what so I will do that unless I get a letter telling me I’m done but not many people posting that they got one.
  • Brian April 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Shane I asked you this the other day but not sure that you saw, Did your act ten actual letter you got in the mail tell you that you have to register as teir 2? Sorry for my not understanding..
  • totally against public registry April 18, 2018 at 5:07 pm on Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predatorsSo this means Coalinga Hospital can start excepting patients right from the get-go...we should not wait for a crime to happen, we should not wait for a speedy trial, do not collect your innocence, go straight to Coalinga! We do live in a police state and every day bits of freedom is being taken away from us!
  • Had 'bout enough April 18, 2018 at 5:05 pm on Janice’s Journal: Murder at the Hands of VigilantesCurious thought, maybe it has happened, i don't know. What if a RSO was attacked in his home and he survived the attack and killed the attackers? My guess is that the RSO will be charged/convicted/executed for murder. That's not really an actual guess just a pessimistic idea. But is it even legal for us to defend ourselves from vigilantes? Of course the law says yes but reality is often different. I do have a compound bow "loaded" (meaning an arrow is nocked and resting in the bow) and a sword near my bed. Still want to get ballistic shield. It's a bit old school sure but not much else to be done. There's one for about 300 bucks from hardcoredefense.com but to have these things i would almost bet the D.A. would somehow charge "laying in wait" and with our registrant status win the jury for a guilty verdict. Additionally, should call a lawyer first or police first? Are their "friendly" lawyers. Would Janice and team take such a thing or can anyone recommend a law office? (state is Ca.) I would not leave this to a public defender.
  • Ron April 18, 2018 at 5:03 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueI agree with most of what you said. But, the judicial branch cannot be considered and equal branch of government if, as it stands now, they have little to no input on if a law is legal before it is put into effect. I know I am in a dream world, but what is wrong with having the Congress write a law, then have it go to the judicial branch for review before the president signs it? Yes, it will be slower and the judicial branch will grow in size, but the heavy hand of government would be lighter. But, this is not how our system works. We have 2 co-equal branches and a branch that can only react to bad laws when a law suit is filed. The judicial branch does not have an equal voice when laws are created.
  • Jason April 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Someone needs to read PC 290.46. We can't be denied housing it's already a law.
  • ashtoreth April 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryOk cool that their not finished removing names. It just seems like they are cause of what Brian said. But, it still seems like all hopes are lost cause its slow very slow almost to a hault on it
  • Anonymous April 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm on OK: Governor Fallin Signs Bill Barring Sex Offenders from Living Near Their VictimsMame another human(s) on your 2nd dwi? no registry, no 12 years of weekly forced therapy. Ugh
  • USA April 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysWell, this is pretty sad. 1st, this bill will never pass! The sad part is that we have some many other issues here in Ca (ie: homelessness). Very sad. I suggest we either vote for politicians or they grow up! I think it’s a terrible idea!
  • Anonymous April 18, 2018 at 3:13 pm on OH: Convicted ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender listOn “the registry” or off, it has no bearing on public safety.
  • Facts should matter April 18, 2018 at 2:46 pm on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)Breaking News: Sex offenders are not as dangerous as originally thought. ^Not satire.
  • Facts should matter April 18, 2018 at 2:44 pm on OK: Governor Fallin Signs Bill Barring Sex Offenders from Living Near Their Victims"Dangerous loophole." Yes. Megan's Law is a dangerous loophole in the Constitution that needs to be closed. I strongly agree.
  • Joe April 18, 2018 at 2:42 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysSome thoughts re SB 1143 (the disclosure requirement to prospective sellers / landlords)... 1. this requirement to personally and actively publicize this information is just as compelled speech as a front door sign on Halloween is compelled speech. Hello, First Amendment! 2. it is the explicit goal of community notification to allow "members of the public can better protect themselves and their families." Though not stated in the actual statute, the ML web site (operated by the CA AG) states: California Megan's Law Website - State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General: Welcome to the California Department of Justice Megan’s Law Website where California is embracing technology to enhance community safety. This website provides information on registered sex offenders pursuant to California Penal Code § 290.46 so that members of the public can better protect themselves and their families. It is NOT intended to allow individuals to dictate the residents of a certain residential area. Requiring this notification to a seller who will vacate the property and may move across the street, or across town, or to a different city, county, state or country, does NOT allow individual members of the public to "better protect themselves and their families". For that they have the ML web site in their new location (blah). Requiring this notification to a landlord who may be personally residing across the street, or across town, or a in a different city, county, state or country, OR a landlord who is a corporate / legal entity does NOT allow individual members of the public to "better protect themselves and their families". For that they have the ML web site in their current location (blah). I know, corporations are people, too. For members of the public to "better protect themselves and their families" every RE purchase contract / lease agreement alerts the involved parties to consult the ML web site. I cannot wait for the first RE agent to lose a sale / commission because a seller backed out for some reason (a better deal from a different agent!?!?!), using this loophole. 3. this proposed change to the CA Civil Code directly invalidates / conflicts with a section of the CA Penal Code without amending said section - leaving a legal professional to scour every single section of every last one of the 29 CA Codes (Penal, Civil, Education, etc). That is simply not practical.
  • Joe April 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm on Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predatorsI am confused.... just how would the algorithm get access to the conversation? Do people have these exchanges on public forums? Like reddit, or here, or some such? In that case.... stupid is as stupid does. For those conversations conducted via email or some private messenger service - how does the tool get access to those? God help us all.
  • Brian @ Shane April 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryi was looking through my county on the ml site and saw a person that just started registring, I think that the process has moved to a crawl, so slow that it looks like people aren’t being re,over but at the same time people are actually being put on newly charged, that’s my theory but I could’ve be wrong though. I haven’t call psp in over a month so I may call them again.
  • Joe April 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysSeriously? http://all4consolaws.org/2018/03/ca-vidak-authors-measure-to-prevent-sex-offenders-from-secretly-moving-in-next-door-to-schools-parks-and-child-care-centers/ Keep up, man....
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 2:12 pm on General Comments April 2018absolutely insane and I hope Janice or some attorney jumps on this using Re Taylor. Watch and mark my words next is presence prohibitions as soon as they figure out a way to survive and around the courts. See In re Taylor, (Cal. 2015) where the California Supreme Court struck down California voter approved sex offender residency restrictions as applied to parolees situated in San Diego county. The Court record is replete of evidence documenting and articulating the vast extent of banishment those individuals were facing. The Court determined that the statute left over 90% of San Diego county housing opportunities off-limits, completely undermining the rehabilitation process and lacking any rational relationship to public safety. Since the Court only addressed that narrow issue concerning parolees, the Court did not directly address whether residency laws apply to non-parolees, but more importantly for this case, is the In Re Taylor decision does not prevent the local municipalities from enacting their own restrictions which have made literally thousands of communities off limits to Plaintiff. That is the classic definition of Banishment. Just because the public are not burning Plaintiff’s residence down (yet) and dragging him tarred and feathered to the city borders and ordering him never return does not mean that Plaintiff does not suffer banishment. As well, the Court in In Re Taylor did not address presence restrictions and safety zones which further pushes Plaintiff to the fringes of society and in many instances causes total Banishment from places such as parks, libraries, beaches, movie theatres, places of worship, and many other public and non-public locations where “children may congregate.”
  • Dan April 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm on Janice’s Journal: Murder at the Hands of VigilantesI feel so helpless against people and the government who are making our lives more difficult every day. When does it end? Thank you for dedication! We need you.
  • New Person April 18, 2018 at 1:53 pm on General Comments April 2018Mike R or anyone else who can help (Chris F, AJ, NPS, AlexO, etc...), I'm going to try to take PC 290.007 down this summer, hopefully. PC 290.007 Date enacted: 2007 ==== Any person required to register pursuant to any provision of the Act shall register in accordance with the Act, regardless of whether the person's conviction has been dismissed pursuant to Section 1203.4 , unless the person obtains a certificate of rehabilitation and is entitled to relief from registration pursuant to Section 290.5 ==== I think I can file under "writ of prohibition", but going this route only attacks the lower court decision. I don't exactly know what to file. Here's what I have so far to refute PC 290.007, negating recipients of 1203.4 who are registrants: 1. Kelly v Municipal Court Link: https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2d/160/38.html Date enacted: 1958 .... Court says that PC 290 doesn't apply to registrants who qualify and successfully completed their probation to earn 1203.4. 2. Abbott v City of Los Angeles Link: https://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/2d/53/674.html Petition: Action for Declaratory Relief, and injunction .... Court states ordinance for registration is unconstitutional with respect to 1203.4 as it conflicts with decision by Kelly v Municipal AND lack of knowledge (non PC 290 registration). 3. Lambert v Municipal Court Link: https://scocal.stanford.edu/opinion/lambert-v-municipal-court-26996 Petition: Writ of Prohibition .... Court re-affirms an ordinance for registration is unconstitutional via Abbott v City of Los Angeles. Huh... I guess the petition should be Declarative Relief? I could use feed back on the brainstorming process. PC 290.007 conflicts with Kelly v Municipal. I'll provide US and California Constitutions were violated, but if you read "Abbott v City of Los Angeles", then you'll discover the Court doesn't venture into other violated constitutions. The Court stopped once they agreed that the ordinance was in conflict with "Kelly v Municipal". Thanks for any feed back.
  • Shane April 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryI seen today that the probation department has to register you within 24 hours of your sentencing. They like to make everything else retroactive. So why not that? Because then all our prison time would count towards our registration time... It's just another item i have my lawyer fighting for me...
  • Lake County April 18, 2018 at 1:43 pm on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)No, I will not inform my 3 small dogs. They look up to me like I'm a god. I just can't take the chance that disclosure will make them turn against me. Fortunately, they don't have internet access and I keep them away from people that might inform them of my past mistakes in life. I know I'm taking a big chance since they share a bed with me. This article is only fake news because we have people like Janice that fights to keep legislators from passing stupid laws.
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm on General Comments April 2018Yeah that is a great statement by Gorsuch. Very encouraging really, now only if the rest of the justices follow that logic.
  • Wants off April 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registrySpoke to PSP today. She said the process of removing names is ongoing and that being federal has no bearing. It's just a matter of when they get to federal cases and my name.
  • Cassandra April 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm on Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predatorsyes it would be nice to know when a minor is pretending to be an adult. Minors do pretend to be an adults online! Then the police show up at your house a year and a half later with a search warrant and haul you off to prision because a minor fraudulently pretended to be an adult.
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 12:42 pm on General Comments April 2018I am getting pretty adept at this legal jargon and I cannot see any way of challenging this since they are bypassing subject matter jurisdiction so unless the courts are willing to consider these factors under the Mendoza-Martinez factors we are burnt.........
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 12:38 pm on General Comments April 2018Look at this people, residency restrictions in all but name. I have been telling people that this was going to happen for a while now. Without a ruling from the court stating that residency restrictions are unconstitutional for NON-Parolees then these scu&^$%bags are going to exploit the opportunity to boost their agendas and votes. They are doing it by proxy and not using law enforcement as a way to circumvent any challenges to such a law. And it WILL work since it will be landlords and potential sellers that make the cal and not police....WOW and this is the first I have heard of this proposed legislation in CA. AJ look how this will be preventing subject matter jurisdiction maybe since it will not be any of the AG's minions enforcing this..... "Our first opportunity is in Sacramento on April 24 when the Senate Public Safety Committee will consider Senate Bill 1143. If passed, that bill would require registrants convicted of an offense involving a minor to disclose their status as a registrant to potential landlords as well as to home sellers if the property is within one-quarter mile of a school or a park. The penalty for not making such a disclosure is that the landlord could break a lease or the home seller could break a home sales contract."
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 12:04 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThis bill would authorize a seller to refuse to sell to a person based on that disclosure, or, if the disclosure is not made or is made after entry into a sales contract, to rescind the sales contract without penalty. The bill would also authorize a landlord to refuse to rent to a person based on that disclosure, or, if the disclosure is not made or is made after entry into a housing rental agreement, to cause the person to be evicted. Screw it, hopefully this passes and enacted soon as then the court will have subject matter jurisdiction over residency restrictions in my case....We knew this would be coming and what did I tell everyone??? That RE Taylor did not address whether there was a rational basis to apply residency restrictions to non-parolees and these scumbags are jumping on the opportunity to exploit that as they do everything.....Hate to tell them but this is a state law by proxy prohibiting sex offenders from living withing a 1/4 mile of a school or park or whatever....
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 11:57 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysAfter glancing at the bill this is worse than I thought. I thought Meagan's Law specifically states that they cannot use the information to determine eligibility or to refuse housing based on the information on Megan's Law. This bill would authorize a seller to refuse to sell to a person based on that disclosure, or, if the disclosure is not made or is made after entry into a sales contract, to rescind the sales contract without penalty. The bill would also authorize a landlord to refuse to rent to a person based on that disclosure, or, if the disclosure is not made or is made after entry into a housing rental agreement, to cause the person to be evicted.
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 11:51 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysAnd what the hel#$/ is the ethics committee for? Legislation I believe is supposed to be rational and the court has already ststed thrre is no rational basis to residency restrictions so how can there be a rational basis for this law? Exactly what is the stated purpose of the law? Something other than courts has to be able to put these people in check when it comes to crap like this. I guess once again it is going to take a laymen to find out how to fight this without using the courts
  • mike r April 18, 2018 at 11:41 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysHas this bill bern discussed on here before? This is the first o have heard of it. So what the h##^^ the locals are supposed to be preempted by state law from creating residency restrictions so now they are going to do like facebook and use private parties to basically do the same thing??? And how the he#$/ do you fight this when all they have to say it is just requiring us to inform them "but" they cannot use it to deny housing or some crap when we all know for a fact that is exactly what is going to happen. Senate Bill 1143. If passed, that bill would require registrants convicted of an offense involving a minor to disclose their status as a registrant to potential landlords as well as to home sellers if the property is within one-quarter mile of a school or a park. The penalty for not making such a disclosure is that the landlord could break a lease or the home seller could break a home sales contract
  • American Detained in America April 18, 2018 at 11:38 am on OK: Governor Fallin Signs Bill Barring Sex Offenders from Living Near Their VictimsHaven't you heard? We're more dangerous than murderers and drug dealers! On a serious note, you have a point. You can try to murder someone, then be released and allowed to live near your victim...smh
  • David April 18, 2018 at 11:20 am on IML Lawsuit FiledNo dismissal. The State Department has received an extension until the end of this month (April) to file its response.
  • Richard April 18, 2018 at 10:19 am on MO: Sex offenders register for a lifetime, but a bill would let some petition for removalI would think he would be charged with no less then Sexual assault a Class C Felony with abuse of power and threats to the victim he would be a Tier 3 and on life time registry! And why hasn't this man been charged?
  • David April 18, 2018 at 10:05 am on New Law Requires Sex Offenders To Inform Residents Before Moving Into Their Homes (Satire)I have informed both my dog and my cat. It was a bit awkward for me - I wasn't sure how they would respond. (I should note that they are both language-challenged and, in the case of the dog, he often chooses not to hear me when I address him.) They showed no reaction to my disclosure, so I don't know if they already knew or if they were just good at hiding their discomfort with the information. I'm hoping for the best. *fingers crossed*
  • Shawn April 18, 2018 at 9:53 am on OK: Governor Fallin Signs Bill Barring Sex Offenders from Living Near Their VictimsWhy does this law only apply to sex offenders? Do no other crimes involve victims?
  • Richard April 18, 2018 at 9:48 am on IL: Bill to close sex offender registry loophole expected to die in Illinois House committeeWow, I can see a Bill like this ruining the life of many. Example well Hmmm. He smacked me 23 yrs ago. Why would he do this? It was because I didn't want to have sex with him. Was the police called? I was to scared not knowing what he would do! The sex offender registry is and always has been unconstitutional as a form of Punishment, and law makers know this yet they turn a blind eye to secure votes. That has worked over the last 20 years because we let it work with educating public aka (Voters) We can turn the tables on The Lying politicians that support sex offender registry's. The ungodly amount of money that it takes to operate the SOR is a wast of Tax dollars that can really make a difference in the lives of millions of people through programs an education I would like to see a public education program that was able to afford a nation wide education event that could have the interest of media outlets coast to coast over 800,000 registrants in the united state's and im sure each has 10 people who stands by them on these unjust laws do the math im sure we could win I feel it needs to be huge to be heard! Just my opinion and it matters!
  • Will Allen April 18, 2018 at 9:45 am on IL: Bill to close sex offender registry loophole expected to die in Illinois House committeeIt would be nice if people commented on the article. It looks like people don't care much. It is a simple fact that if it makes sense to Register people for SEX crimes then it makes sense to Register people for all kinds of crimes. Until/unless that is done, the terrorists who support the SEX Offender Registries will continue to have no credibility. They are obviously nothing more than harassing terrorists.
  • TS April 18, 2018 at 9:26 am on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry@AJ Did you get a chance to read the 144 pg CO AG doc they filed you posted here? Be interested in hearing your thoughts.
  • JM April 18, 2018 at 8:14 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysMeet at "STARBUCKS"! I wouldn't go to Starbucks if my life depended on it! No, I am not black, brown, or any other ethnic color. On October 22nd, my son, a registrant, whose offense was 15 years ago, and his son age 21, were in Starbucks working on a computer. They had purchased coffee. Without warning, they were approached by three sheriff deputies and told to leave! And never return! Our grandson even works at Starbucks, although not this one. When you're a registrant, you don't ask questions. Why is this okay? But if you happen to be black, the whole country is outraged! Well, I am outraged, but no one cares! Our son then received a letter saying that if he entered ANY Starbucks that he would be subject to arrest!
  • Counting the days April 18, 2018 at 8:08 am on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24In an adjacent issue, SB 1204 ( iI think that's right) is a pimp and pandering bill that wants to expand the laws to make anyone that "supports" sex workers guilty of a felony and subject to registration. That would make a drug store cashier that sold condoms to a prostitute a sex offender. OMG! The legislators have become the defacto Sex Police! I listened to a very good interview on 94.1 Berkeley and it made my want to blow up the state legislature! Half those guys get handjobs after work! But they are dictating our lives? This state and country are hopeless. I eas going to wait for my reduction before moving out of country, just for my own peace of mind. But with all this crap, it is obvious that " the pendelum" will never swing back, and any kind of attempt at a quiet peaceful life here is futile.
  • CR April 18, 2018 at 7:45 am on IA: 2 Convicted of Sex Crimes Can’t Be Held IndefinitelyI fear that most people who read that article will fail to question whether the state's intent was reasonable, or grasp the implications of it. They will only see that a "dangerous sex offender" who "should be locked up forever" is now on the loose because of a "liberal" judge.
  • Joe April 17, 2018 at 11:18 pm on Janice’s Journal: To Jail and Then to HellThe US has roughly 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners. It has, per capita, by far the most of any country on this planet, many more than any of the worst sh!thole countries and countries like Iran or China. It has almost 10 times the per capita prison population of western European (comparable?) countries. If all that is the result of WEAK AND LIBERAL laws, then people in the US are simply BAD AND TERRIBLE people. The rest of @Christiana's rant I could not follow.
  • Joe April 17, 2018 at 11:10 pm on MO: Sex offenders register for a lifetime, but a bill would let some petition for removalThis is the article I had read (almost a year old at this point) http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-prison-costs-20170604-htmlstory.html $75,560 - June 2017 And of course the major driver of cost increase is salaries and medical costs. I surmise medical costs are going up as they do in general, but also with the aging of the prison population as these insanely harsh sentences of the past few decades are taking hold. In California there are few jobs where you can pull six figs with a GED. With a pension to match. Then again I would assume that a big part of a "good" prison is lots of staff, and well paid staff. Security as well as medical. On a somewhat unrelated note I also read an article (can't find it) describing the devastating effects of the lack of Air Conditioning in prisons in the South. Apparently being in a constant state of overheating causes all kinds of problems and likely takes years off your life. Never thought about that.... along the lines of "if it is good enough for our troops in tents in the Middle East desert it is good enough for a bunch of criminals". Not realizing that the troops have avenues for temperature relief, where the prisoner has none. Of course, this is all hypothetical, as I can guarantee that I will never be in a MO prison, as I have not and will never set foot in that state.
  • Joe April 17, 2018 at 10:58 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assembly@AlexO - Never said you could go to a school or school grounds "without lawful business thereon and written permission from the chief administrative official of that school". But a "school" and "school grounds" is just that, and not a place where "where children gather". And "loitering" is usually defined as being present without lawful business or purpose or to commit a crime. Certainly not a parent / teacher conference. This reporter is sadly ignorant.
  • Joe April 17, 2018 at 10:49 pm on IA: 2 Convicted of Sex Crimes Can’t Be Held IndefinitelyWow. One of these guys was convicted of assault with intent to commit a sex crime and sentenced to two years in prison. While he was out of prison living in a "Residential Facility" - a halfway house? - to complete a special 10 year term - the State tried to have him committed indefinitely. For an offense worth a 2 year prison sentence! If that does not strike fear into the heart of any good citizen, I do not know what will.
  • James April 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm on CA: Pair of bills aimed at release of sex offenders pass Public Safety CommitteeI do not think you are misunderstanding anything. It is hard to comprehend the costs and benefits of this bill.
  • Tim Moore April 17, 2018 at 9:59 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueYou're right, LC. In the end, the people have to perfect themselves, and do research on their representatives and the issues. There is no structural fix for apathy.
  • ashtoreth April 17, 2018 at 9:29 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryI think there done removing people off the registery. Most likely they are putting people into their tiers now. The added numbers must be putting people back on the registery and tier them or leave it untiered. But there is no more removing automaticlly. I do now see that it may just means who ever wants to be removed they need to go see a judge now. I am not sure of anything im saying is true. My guess is this. All hopes are lost on being people being removed automatically. Well i really dont know what is to say. This thread i believing to be dying out now. I guess everyone knows that the hopes are lost too. The other thread is good but it does not contain any removal stuff like on this thread. It just talks about the unfairness on how things are and other states and i think its time to just accept the fact we are all sucked in to act 10 just like sorna. Move on and eventually when the time is over what you have left then you might get off the registery or get sucked in again. Who knows. But, what can anyone do really. Just do what the law say to do and continue to do your best in life.
  • Robert Curtis April 17, 2018 at 9:27 pm on AZ: NARSOL supports man who won rare constitutional challengeYou are so tragically right!!! I so wish you were wrong and I could go again and stick my head back into the sand... I am afraid not just for the USA but for the world at large. I understand perhaps it is human nature to need an escape goat to blame all the world's wows on but doing so causes a ripple effect that lands it (or something worst) back on all our door-steps. Sex-bots (something worst) with AI..sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. It's not so far off... Such would reduce demand for prostitution, one night-stands (STDs) and sex trafficking. The results would be less need for male female interactions. birth rates go down (sort of doing that now) and we as humans end up on an endangered species list. These events are encouraged by the Sex offender registry and fear about having to pay child support for years and with such a demand easily met with sex-bots no worries about ever getting an kind of STDs. Some of you know me as a hairdresser but I have an engineering degree, worked in fabrication and dental technologies and currently advise one of the largest manufacturers of custom wigs for cancer patients. Yah, The advent of sex bots are very real. I am not just an advocate against the registry I see what technology is coming up with... The registry is a problem but it is more of a symptom of a bigger problem.
  • Jm wi April 17, 2018 at 9:22 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLT. Y. Zythos festival and all points in between. Sateing my travel bug while I still can.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm on IL: Bill to close sex offender registry loophole expected to die in Illinois House committeeWell, AJ, as you well know, "bad touches" are often preceded by "bad looks." If you want to get to the source of all of these "hands-on offenses" you have to start with their underlying thought crimes. Can't wait for those mandatory functional MRI field tests. Can any of us doubt that they're coming?
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueHey, that's my line! 🙂
  • Harry April 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm on AZ: NARSOL supports man who won rare constitutional challengeEven proven innocent they will still keep ye locked up.
  • CR April 17, 2018 at 7:27 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueThere's no government like no government.
  • AJ April 17, 2018 at 6:03 pm on IL: Bill to close sex offender registry loophole expected to die in Illinois House committeeHow is this a "loophole"? A non-sexual crime not requiring registration is a loophole? What the? Maybe the real loophole is the DA who plead it down below being a sex offense. Why is there no outcry about that? But I guess now it's not just actual sex-related offenses, but those that are deemed "close enough"? If there's no sexual element, there's no sexual element. Period. As AO touches on, it'll next be Assault, because that's almost Battery, dontcha know.
  • AJ April 17, 2018 at 5:54 pm on General Comments April 2018Reading Gorsuch's concurring Opinion from Sessions v. Dimaya (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/15-1498_1b8e.pdf or for truncated reading: https://reason.com/volokh/2018/04/17/crossover-sensation-neil-gorsuch), I found some of his references heartening. Perhaps I was reading things into them, but his listing of a number of '"civil" penalties' (quotes in original) makes me think he doesn't like them. (Why else would he list them in an Opinion?) ***** Today's "civil" penalties include confiscatory rather than compensatory fines, forfeiture provisions that allow homes to be taken, remedies that strip persons of their professional licenses and livelihoods, and the power to commit persons against their will indefinitely. Some of these penalties are routinely imposed and are routinely graver than those associated with misdemeanor crimes— and often harsher than the punishment for felonies. ***** Hear hear, Justice Gorsuch! Too many of us, not just RCs, are living proof of penalties "harsher than the punishment for felonies." ===== I also liked his discussion of Due Process. What I gleaned is that he's a proponent of stronger DP rights for the citizen, regardless of whether a law is civil or criminal. As I say, I may be reading things into his words, but I hope not! Though the case was a vagueness challenge, and seemingly an easy one (though 5-4 indicates otherwise), to me it shows he's wary of government and Congress willy-nilly tossing out laws for judges (and perhaps the US AG regarding IML?? 🙂 ) to figure out. Let's hope so. ===== Finally, I have to say I find his writing style quite dry and awkward. I'm certainly not the first to say he's no Scalia when it comes to prose. But he can write in Greek with a yellow crayon for all I care, as long as he's being a non-partisan Justice.
  • AJ April 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm on General Comments April 2018Wow, for once Reichsfuhrer Sessions has done something beneficial, though accidentally and only out of spite towards Sanctuary Cities: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/04/17/sessions-punishes-everyone From reading this, I can only surmise the money for "compliance checks" is (at least temporarily) dried up. Pardon me while I go wipe that tear from my eye...
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm on General Comments April 2018RMJ, Thank you but you really only need to look at this one: https://ufile.io/n9ykm Please take a moment to do so. It addresses several of your points. For one thing, the letter "R" CAN be worn by anyone who is opposed to the Registry, not just Registrants (Registry, Resist, Reform, Repeal, etc.). This badge clearly can be worn by anyone who finds the Registry repulsive, not just Registrants. PLUS, the American flag IS in this version albeit in an allusory and more abstract form but it is clearly there. I think many have grown inured, by now, to the trite red circle with the diagonal bar symbol. I wanted something that conveyed the horror of the Registry, which I feel this design achieves. Thanks for taking note of this project!
  • American Detained in America April 17, 2018 at 4:46 pm on AZ: NARSOL supports man who won rare constitutional challengeFinally, someone acknowledges that there is a presumption of guilt and the burden of proof is actually on the accused...even if it is just for this one law. Most of us who have been in the system already know that as far as jail staff, courts, and lawyers, we who have been arrested are guilty and need to prove our innocence.
  • AO (AlexO) April 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continue@Lake County, It would be nice if legislature, much like a scientist, would be required first to gather data and present their findings to substantiate the law they're trying to pass. Right now, they don't seem to remotely hold such burden and can do whatever they want. Doing this I think would go a long way in preventing BS like the registry and Patriot Act that were created with pure emotion.
  • C April 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm on He was a Carpenter and a Firefighter and a Sex offender! My DadWow, what a great letter. I do hope it was posted on more sites than sosen.org and, especially, that it was shared with those responsible for the firefighter losing his job.
  • Facts should matter April 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm on General Comments April 2018All that's left is to run up barb wire and gun towers and call it what it is - an internment camp on American soil. We're basically free-range expendable humans set up to be easily culled.
  • Lake County April 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueSeparation of Powers is what keeps the Judicial Branch from telling the Legislative Branch how to write laws. The Judicial Branch can only get involved when a plaintiff files a case against the Legislator's Laws. The Judicial Branch can only uphold or strike down a law on Constitutional grounds. Although they may hint about how a law might be written in a way to become more constitutional, they are not able to directly help write our laws. The separation of powers is an important part of our constitution, however since the members of the 3 branches of government are continuously changing over time, the interpretation of the Constitution will keep changing. I don't think there is a way to fix the legislators ability to pass any law they they think sounds good regardless of it's constitutionality. If the Legislators are not doing a good job at representing us and upholding the constitution, then our best way to fix this is to vote them out of office. Unfortunately, there is no perfect form of government.
  • Mike G April 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLHave a great trip @JM!
  • New Person April 17, 2018 at 11:58 am on Janice’s Journal: To Jail and Then to Hell@ Christina, As many others have noted, stricter laws only creates more criminals. By the way, when one is under custody, they technically have lost their rights. That's their punishment. What occurs after serving their time? Do they remain in jail or does someone put them in hell? Once out of custody, then the person has rights restored so that they may be able to re-enter society. I believe you discount this fact. How is creating more criminals and no venue to become part of society again going to help the public at large? You're actually creating a second class of citizens and keeping them there. No one's perfect. People make mistakes. People can move on from mistakes. Well, they can if they are allowed to move on from their mistakes. The problem here, with this article, is the hypocrisy of "The Great Kindness Challenge". Kindness is extended to all, including other types of convicts, but not sex offenders. There is no kindness if equality is not observed. The event wasn't called "The Great SELECTIVE Kindness Challenge". The town has created different standards. Kindness is blind to standards. Being kind to a select group or unkind to a select group is called being biased. There is no "challenge" in that. I do hope you remember that once a convict is no longer under custody, then their punishment should have ended. Why are you insistent on continuing to punish than rehabilitate? Unless your opinion is a self-reflection of your own trait. Would you rather be continually punished than be rehabilitated after you've paid your dues to society? Or are you saying that you're perfect and make no mistakes? Christina, are you saying you're perfect and make no mistakes?
  • AO (AlexO) April 17, 2018 at 11:53 am on IL: Bill to close sex offender registry loophole expected to die in Illinois House committeePopularity does not equal something being right or correct. Keep sliding that bar to register people as an RC for non-sex crimes and soon you'll be doing it for petty theft.
  • JM of Wi. April 17, 2018 at 11:10 am on Janice’s Journal: To Jail and Then to Hell@ christina I'm glad to see your post on this forum. Seeing generic views from "general public" is in some ways good for us on "Megan's list". I wholly disagree with most all your ideas and viewpoints. Certainly it's not just "sexual predators" who end up on this list. At the same time my 20 plus employees know of my status on the registry from an incident in 1993. They have a wide spectrum of views and idea's. You are just a reality we live with.
  • 290 air April 17, 2018 at 10:46 am on MO: Sex offenders register for a lifetime, but a bill would let some petition for removalWhat tier would the Gov of MO be on?
  • Mike S April 17, 2018 at 8:48 am on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueWhen your resort to using the Nuremberg Defense, it is clear that you are on the wrong side of just about anything.
  • AJ April 17, 2018 at 8:33 am on Janice’s Journal: To Jail and Then to Hell@Christiana: If our laws were not WEAK AND LIBERAL. We wouldn’t have as much crime. ----- Really? And your proof for this statement is found where? Good thing weak and liberal laws like the death penalty have eliminated murder. Good thing weak and liberal laws like three-strikes reduced all sorts of crimes. I suggest you turn off Fox, turn off msnbc, and seek some rational, balanced news and information.
  • RMJ April 17, 2018 at 8:03 am on General Comments April 2018I love the idea of a registrant symbol/badge. I don't have time to really think about this right now and look all of them over, but the green triangle with the barb wire and R looks just fine. Perhaps there are other great designs but that one would surely do. So let's get something going where it is recognized. One other thing though is that I think it would be great to have something similar for any American who is opposed to big government registries. I would hope that there are millions of people who would wear a "I oppose big government useless registries" symbol/badge but definitely would not want to wear a "I'm registered" symbol/badge. In fact, even though I am registered, I think I would more often wear an "I'm opposed" symbol/badge, shirt, etc. For an "I oppose" symbol/badge, I think it would be good to take the "I'm registered" badge and just put the classic red circle around it and the red line across it. Another thing I might consider adding to that might be an American flag above it (so a rectangle above a circle). Or perhaps the Nazi symbol below it with the same red circle and line? Meaning that the person is opposed to registries, Nazis, and all of it together. I definitely like the symbolism of combining the registries with the Nazis and condemning all of it. I would wear that proudly. For a shirt, could put on top - "Shrink out-of-control big government" - and then put the combo registries/nazis symbol (with red circles) below it. I love that.
  • AJ April 17, 2018 at 8:03 am on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continuePerhaps you missed my point, or perhaps you meant to nest your comment one deeper.
  • HOOKSCAR April 17, 2018 at 6:52 am on General Comments April 2018What would be the sum of all the amendments of the constitution that the registry violates?
  • HOOKSCAR April 17, 2018 at 6:44 am on Janice’s Journal: To Jail and Then to Hell@christiana I have to tell you, I stopped reading your post after the “victims rights “ statement. Don’t get me wrong, I was very repentant of my actions 20 years ago. I grew up though. Became a father, only to find out that this year a new “requirement “ on my price club membership is that I have to ask permission to see my son at his activities in school. Bought property in Belize only to find out that it would be difficult to travel because IML. ( international Megan’s Law) 30k gone. It just seems to me that a “victim” can ruin a persons life, but nowhere, in any constitution, state or federal, does it say that “victims” have rights any different than a person that served their time. Ask yourself this. If a “victim” is so traumatized, why then is not enough effort put into getting them help? In my case I can assure you that she participated in no counseling whatsoever. As a matter of fact, she came to my sentencing pregnant. With another persons baby. Of which he was over 21. Did he get charged? Noooooo. On the other hand, we jump through hoops just to stay out of jail for the rest of our lives. New laws and requirements are added to the laundry list of rules we must follow. They are different in every state and county and city. Our rights given to us by the CONSTITUTION are being taken away by falsely manipulating the courts. Even after we have succeeded in finishing our parole or probation. We still pay. As for the victim, they have no more rights than I do. I grew up, maybe they should too. Maybe I should’ve drank a 12 pack and plowed into a family of six and killed a couple of family members. I would be done with my time and driving your kids to school in the vanpool. I mean really, 40% of all people busted for DUI are repeat offenders. Don’t you think a registry should exist for that?
  • sean April 17, 2018 at 6:17 am on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueyea they are fixing things alright. and at the same time, we see an example of this: http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2017/12/officials-disagreed-on-youth-sex-case/ just another example of the pa government, and the hypocrisy that knows no bounds. so while they are all gung-ho in public about SOs and getting things right for "public safety" all the while behind closed doors, trying to figure out how to sweep things under the rug, so as not to "tarnish" the almighty, all knowing pa government. heres another fine example of our "government officials" at their finest. can you say hypocrite? wonder if this bastard will ever end up on "the list"? http://fox43.com/2018/04/04/ag-josh-shapiro-announces-charges-against-bedford-county-district-attorney/ the problem with all these asshole government officials is, they forget that they put their pants on the same way everyone else does, and what goes around, eventually, comes around....
  • sean April 17, 2018 at 5:50 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registrypsp is so full of shit. the numbers keep going up and up, 19243, that like 10 more coming on, not off, than previous day. I think its obvious now, by the numbers slowly climbing, and the fact that ive seen no one in the last several weeks in my town removed yet, and there are several in my town, that should be off right this moment. looks like those that were done, or never supposed to be are off, but the rest of us sucked into this hellhole again, well, I know, I got a month and a half till I'm "officially" done by MY paperwork. so I will give them till then to "do the right thing"
  • Debo April 17, 2018 at 5:09 am on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueThe good news is thousands of people in PA have been relived of the burden of being a registered sex offender and the majority of other states are in line with the their constitutional rights because their law only applies to people that have to register in their home state. The other states will soon fall to the reality that it is unconstitutional to criminal charge a person if they do not have to register in the state they committed their crime so soon the laws they have passed will shit the bed too. That is the real facts love it or leave it.
  • ab April 17, 2018 at 3:06 am on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueMegan's law or rather the act for which it is primarily named was misused for the perversion of justice. Rather than focus on the worst aspect of her case (murder) the focus was on the sexual conduct that happened before. If anything this is the legislative fix required for the law. Change it from sex offenses to murder.
  • CR April 16, 2018 at 8:52 pm on Janice’s Journal: To Jail and Then to HellHello Christina. When people do something wrong, they are punished for it. They should be. Once they have completed their punishment, then they should be done with it. Completely. They paid their due. They should be free from that point forward, just as free as you are. Else, what is the point of sentencing any crime with anything less than death? There is a penalty for wrong acts. You do the act, you suffer the penalty. Once done, you should be done. The problem with sex offender laws is that they continue to punish a former offender for years after they have completed their sentence; usually for the rest of their lives. Studies have shown that most will not re-offend. Those that do re-offend do deserve to be punished, again, and probably more severely than before. I read your post a few times. There was much that was unintelligible. Try again?
  • sumo April 16, 2018 at 8:09 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continue"They'll all legal until they're not." Right! AlexO!. All laws, no matter how blatantly unconstitutional, are legal ... simply because the legislature says so ... until they are not. This is why I've mentioned a few times in this and other PA threads that NO ONE who as ever been convicted (or plead guilty to) a sexual offense can EVER let their guard down. YOU WILL NEVER BE FREE. Why? Because that is how our legal system works. The legislature need only pass a law, and it may apply to you, until (if) it is struck down by the courts. And even then, the state may not comply (what are you gonna do, judge? sue me?) Relieved of a duty to register in PA? Do you want to go to annual Jazz Festival in Chicago Illinois? Forget about it. You can NEVER, for the rest of your life, set foot on any public park property in Illinois! If you do, whether you are registered in your state or not, you will violate an Illinois law that makes you subject to arrest and felony charges. Wait, what? Do you mean that for the rest of my life, I have to check the statutes of every state and county and municipality of every locale I travel to in order to ensure I am not violating one of their laws, regardless of whether or not I am still required to register? Well, the simple, and complete, answer is YES.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm on General Comments April 2018A tattoo, anyone?
  • banshee for life April 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueOnly way to fix this! Is to keep fighting. Registry's are a very Clear Evil way to Punish and Shame people. For a one time Mistake or A Romeo and Jul love. Registry's Only make the police Money. That Why All the 50 state's legislation is trying to come up with anyway too hold on to This Money maker Scheme Like Saying we track 19,000 sex offender each day. That is BS next time Ask a cop? Where was The so and so sex offender lamb chop 15 hours ago. They have NO clue AT all where lamb chop was or even if he was in the USA! They only know your home Address and work. Yippee!!!! My family and friends All know where i live! But None of my Family and Friends Know What i am Doing 24/7 each min Same as the cop's don't have A clue TOO! For the legislation to post My Info On the web Is A Danger to Me And All People. Registry's Can NEVER Stop Sex Abuse. Even If it wasn't Abuse in the first place! Kids want to learn from their Parents for question's about sex! But with Over Half of marriage Couples fall out of love And the woman get the kids. Man are struck to try and tell their kid about sex and How it works! I will tell you NEVER EVER Talk to your Kids About SEX she will turn it around on you! Just Send it Back to The witch!! I fell in to that trap so giving you all a heads up over that! So get use too not bein a parent. Anyway keep fighting This Useless Reg That does No good But Harm People of The USA \
  • Ron April 16, 2018 at 7:24 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueObviously they don't. They are reactive. Only declaring laws illegal after a law suit has been brought. People affected by illegal laws have to wait years for relief, if it comes. If laws received a proactive legal review before going into effect, there would be fewer bad laws.
  • sumo April 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Passed by Assembly Committeewut? like a long fewkin time ago mate
  • Brian @ Shane April 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueI like the comments at the bottom, is that the only word these ignorant fcks know how to use, pediphile? pediphile is not a person, it’s a mental illness, so these people are calling people a bad cold in essence, because they are so stuppid, WOW.... Rinse, wash, repeat, rinse,wash,repeat,rinse,was,repeat. Just keep challenging and fiighting, As we know, people are listening, we’re not being loud enough though, we need to make a lot more noise... we need More people like Terry Brunson and others like him to challenge these ridiculous laws, people that don’t have to use lawyers because they know how to decipher law!!!
  • Christiana April 16, 2018 at 5:33 pm on Janice’s Journal: To Jail and Then to HellI have read this post i understand both sides. We all have a right to how we feel and as well to our options. My opinion is we need to have stricter law's . The law gives convicts to many rights. When they should receive no rights. Did the CRIMINALS give any of their VICTIMS any RIGHTS . NO ! They didn't. What one state wants for their people and children should be an eye opener for other states to see they need to make a change . Not to save the criminals who are predators that feeds devil inside them. If our laws were not WEAK AND LIBERAL. We wouldn't have as much crime. It's very disappointing that victims or their loved ones that feel righteous Justice was not prevailed tend to go make Justice and they are the one who get locked up for life or more years then what a criminal who does do the ACT or Acts repeatedly only get a slap on the wrist they do receive years but not enough .also for the ones who are sex predators also get to register themselves into Megan's Law when that should be done by the law when they do judgment and sentencing. It's time we all look at the big picture here. Look at what is happening to our SOCIETY. ...
  • AO (AlexO) April 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueHe's not wrong. As far the law is currently concerned, they're good to go with this. That's the case for any and all laws. They'll all legal until they're not. You're thinking more of the morality of things. Segregation was and slavery were all perfectly legal, but certainly immoral. But the two are often mutually exclusive from each other.
  • Michael April 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueClearly the writer is not a journalist. Hence the inability to report the news without injecting personal opinion. ....
  • LOREN April 16, 2018 at 4:26 pm on Tiered Registry Bill Passed by Assembly CommitteeDID THIS BILL ACTUALLY PASS??
  • Michael April 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueOurs is a judicial system. What we don't have is a justice system. ....
  • Michael April 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continue"All because the judicial branch doesn’t review legislation to ensure it is legal." Obviously not true. Not even in a perfect world could the judicial review legislature before it's final passage. That would not end challenges to the law. ....
  • Michael April 16, 2018 at 4:13 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continue“They’ve told us that this cures the deficit in the prior law, so we’re trusting they are right about that,” Wilson said, adding: “At least until they tell us otherwise.” That has got to be one of the lamest excuses I've ever heard. So, if the legislature told Wilson it wouldn't hurt if he jumped off a 10-story building, he'd jump? ....
  • Facts should matter April 16, 2018 at 3:35 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueMegan's law is vengeance masquerading as justice. Of course they're "proud" of that!
  • mike r April 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm on General Comments April 2018I think in whatever I file next I am going to point out how embarrassing and ridiculous this entire situation actually is considering all the relevant facts. It is absolutely absurd for the courts to support such legislation considering all the relevant evidence. The courts should however be "VERY" upset that the solicitor general and all the proponents of these laws have manipulated and misinformed the court, and the public, about the actual danger posed by registered sex offenders and has managed to infect an entire field of law for decades based on those false declarations that the proponents knew all along were false as far back as 1994 according to the AG's own citation. Legislation must not be a perfect fit but it cannot be based on fabricated and falsified information and it must be rational which the current system is far from.
  • Ron April 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueAnd when/if this law gets struck down, another will be passed. Hence keeping sex offenders under the thumb of the state. All because the judicial branch doesn't review legislation to ensure it is legal.
  • AJ April 16, 2018 at 3:07 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continue“I am proud to sign this bill, which helps to keep Pennsylvanians safer by maintaining a comprehensive list of sex offenders,” Wolf said Feb. 21 when the fixes took effect. “We must maintain confidence in our judicial system, especially for victims of sexual abuse crimes.” ----- Judicial system? Wait, I thought it was a civil, non-punitive regulatory scheme. How does that involve the judicial system...unless perhaps it's punitive? Hmm....
  • mike r April 16, 2018 at 2:57 pm on General Comments April 2018Well I do not know what's up, I double checked it when I loaded it and just downloaded it again and it was fine. Anyways here is the link to my site where it is uploaded along with every filing in my case. http://mllkeys20112011.wixsite.com/mysite Check it out let me know if you have a problem. Wow 22 filings already...
  • Against Hypocrisy & Sensationalism April 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueI just 'enjoy' (extreme sarcasm; of course) how the news reporter wrote this story in a "Psychological - Negative Way". (As an example to explain my 'meaning'; would be like, a new person (John) has been hired for a company. Another employee (Tim) has been on vacation, and upon returning to work, speaks to a different co-worker (Steve). They both have a conversation and Steve tells Tim all kinds of 'negative' things (like his attitude, hygiene, etc.) about the new hire John. Now; all of the sudden, Tim's has a Psychological Negative thoughts about John. (Which may possibly be absolutely incorrect; as John is a kind and decent person). So when Tim finally does meet him, John already has a 'negative' "First Impression". So; hopefully my just one example, makes sense. Anyway, as I was originally saying, I love how the reporter wrote the story; however, only mentioned very minimal details regarding the new Law. As opposed to actually writing the story with extensive details and data that actually explains why it is 'considered' Unconstitutional. Plus, using (2) individuals cases who are of younger and more severe in nature (which intensify's the emotions of public); as opposed to the other cases that are involved such as 15-17 year old person who had 'consensual' relations with someone older (and its only a crime because of being a minor). So this story casts a 'Negative' Physiological Image in the public; which in turn, creates more/added hysteria.
  • Will Allen April 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueAnd much worse than just worthless. The Registries have protected no one and never will. But they are delivering harm to tens of millions, by far mostly people who are not Registered. Wage war.
  • C April 16, 2018 at 1:19 pm on KY: Governor Matt Bevin Has Apologized for Remarks Linking a Teachers’ Rally to Child Sex AbuseYou nailed it - this was a Freudian Slip! He's been fantasizing about all those kids home alone and inadvertently revealed his otherwise secret proclivities. Too many regard this comment as merely inappropriate, but if you ask me, I'd suggest checking his computer...and basement. Sicko!
  • David April 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm on General Comments April 2018@ mike r: I tried downloading so I coud read it, but it was 220 blank legal pages (though your name and "pro se" appear at the bottom of some pages). *shrug*
  • mike r April 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm on General Comments April 2018Filed, and thanks I will use every loophole, rule, or benefit of being Pro Se in every-way possible. I think they are going to like what I just filed.............And yes Subject Matter Jurisdiction is the first score on the board. Let's hope the score stays in my favor....Feels good to score the first points though....
  • David April 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLIt's my understanding that the Feds have received an extension and will have until the end of April to file their response to the new (i.e.,"2nd") IML lawsuit.
  • David April 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm on Survey – International Travel after IMLGood luck, JM! Enjoy! 👍
  • David April 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueTweak the Registry anyway you like, it's still punishment!! 😡
  • Cassandra April 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm on PA: Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan’s Law continueDon't forget to layer this with Gundy vs United States.... nondeligation.
  • AO (AlexO) April 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm on General Comments April 2018@Mike. R, Congratulations! I'm glad that they'll at least consider it to the end instead of just dismissing it. Keep going! Make the DA hate all the "loopholes" you're using! lol
  • Harry April 16, 2018 at 11:56 am on KY: Governor Matt Bevin Has Apologized for Remarks Linking a Teachers’ Rally to Child Sex AbuseSince he mention it, he may be verbalizing his sexual deviant thinking.
  • JM of Wi. April 16, 2018 at 11:27 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLflying out soon to europe- no stamp, wish me luck. gave 21 day notice etc. Thanks to all especially Mike G for lots of info.
  • mike r April 16, 2018 at 11:21 am on General Comments April 2018Well, here is what I am going to file right now. Lets see what they think about this... https://ufile.io/hlboe I guess it does not really matter now since it is going to be filed but I would still like to know what you people think....
  • Davidh April 16, 2018 at 9:48 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLWhat's going on with that second IML lawsuit this organization filed. Never heard another word about it--I thought we were to be heard in Feb of this year???
  • Brian April 16, 2018 at 9:26 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Terry Brunson Good luck my man, hope you can get the PASC, if not others are trying to get there also but they are going to have trouble also.
  • sean April 16, 2018 at 8:47 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@ Terry Brunson sorry I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, can you explain this in lemans terms. " (ii) An individual required to register with the Pennsylvania State Police under a former sexual offender registration law of this Commonwealth as set forth in 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.55(a)(1)(i), (b)(2) and (4). (iii) An individual who, before or after the effective date of this paragraph: (A) commits an offense subject to 42 Pa.C.S. Subch. H; but (B) because of a judicial determination on or after the effective date of this section of the invalidity of 42 Pa.C.S. Subch. H, is not subject to registration as a sexual offender. Explanatory Note. Act 10 amended 21 Feb 2018" as I look at that, it sounds like ive got to go in front of a judge to get removed? even though I'm 10 yr? waste time and money for something that should be automatic? maybe that explains why the numbers keep slowly rising. its obvious they haven't removed too many people in last week or so. according to my math, they still have several thousand that need to come off, myself included. what are they waiting for? even if you believe their slow trickle excuse, there still should be a notable decline in numbers, even as they ad new people to the list. and all I see is it going up, slowly. I could be totally off base, but I'm getting an uneasy feeling they are going to make this as drawn out and difficult as possible. ive been saving coin just in case, and I will give them to my "official" end date, and if they don't do the right thing, then I fight....
  • CR April 16, 2018 at 8:13 am on MI: Supreme Court Rules in Sex Offender Registry CaseI don't mean to detract from the sentiment you express about Michigan, with which I agree, but I think it is important to note that Snyder v Does was decided by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and is only binding in the states that comprise the 6th circuit. It is not the "Highest Court" that you refer to. The highest federal court is the US Supreme Court. SCOTUS did not render any ruling or opinion in this case. They only denied the State of MIchigan's petition for writ of certiorari. This means that the decision of the 6th Circuit stands within that circuit only. The denial of certiorari by SCOTUS says nothing about the merits of the case, sets no precedent, and does not even imply that SCOTUS agrees with the decision of the 6th. It is a positive thing for registered citizens in the 6th circuit that SCOTUS denied certiorari, but that cannot be construed as a "ruling" by the "Highest Court". And it is indeed sad that the State of Michigan is dragging its heals and ignoring the decision of the 6th Circuit.
  • MH April 16, 2018 at 7:58 am on KY: Governor Matt Bevin Has Apologized for Remarks Linking a Teachers’ Rally to Child Sex AbuseHe shouldn't have said anything like that in the first place. He's the typical idiot politician that get's elected now days. He shows just how he leads by what he says without thinking. Why do we need leaders who lead with this style??
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 16, 2018 at 7:19 am on General Comments April 2018Even better. A nice, 3D effect: https://ufile.io/n9ykm
  • David April 16, 2018 at 3:26 am on MI: Supreme Court Rules in Sex Offender Registry CaseAs to the question from Josh regarding doe v. Snyder, I can only give you an email of whom to contact to find out about the class action. Contact Tim at intern@aclumich.org. I would also like to point out that it is a sad time for all the people of the State of Michigan when the "Highest Court" of the land has handed down a ruling and once again Michigan does not want to comply with the law. Michigan government is no better than the criminals they punish. The sex offender registry should have already been corrected and fixed. But as usual, Michigan can't accept loss and instead has decided to just ignore the law and the truth.
  • David Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life April 16, 2018 at 1:16 am on General Comments April 2018Our "Scarlet Letter" has evolved over several days. For one thing, it is now 'scarlet.' All the symbolism is there: Nazi depersonalization (the triangular symbol worn as self-denunciation), the barbed wire of the death camps and of our own carceral state, the red, white and blue (and stars) of the American Flag as well as "The Scarlet Letter." The "R" could stand for: Registrant, Resist or Resistance, Reform, Repeal or Restore. This could be worn as: a tee-shirt, a black armband, a button/badge or printed on conference graphics or publications, and placed on this or other websites. It would be especially striking to see numerous registration mugshots of Registrants wearing this symbol. Please take a look. https://ufile.io/qlcgq
  • mike r April 15, 2018 at 10:48 pm on General Comments April 2018Oh yeah people, I have my first win. They admit to subject matter jurisdiction... Defendant concedes the Court has subject matter jurisdiction to resolve Plaintiff’s challenges to California statutes: (1) SORA (Penal Code § 290, et seq.); (2) Megan’s Law Internet Website (Penal Code § 290.46). "Neither the motion to dismiss or the Magistrate Judge's ruling applies to the Court's jurisdiction to resolve Plaintiff's challenges to California statutes: the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) or Megan's Law." (See page 1 at 18-20 Defendants Response to Plaintiff’s Objections to MFR).
  • Gwen April 15, 2018 at 8:46 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThese addresses were posted within the SB1143 article under California Introduced by Senator Vidak. Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 3082 Sacramento, CA 95814-4900 Phone: (916) 651-4014 Fax: (916) 651-4914 Fresno Office 2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 2016 Fresno, CA 93721 Phone: (559) 264-3070 Bakersfield Office 1201 E. California Avenue, Suite A Bakersfield, CA 93307 Phone: (661) 395-2620 Hanford Office 113 Court Street, Suite 205 Hanford, CA 93230 Phone: (559) 585-7161
  • TS April 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm on General Comments April 2018@Mike r Do you think the Pepitone posting blasting the IL court ruling recently about using false data for law making (both posted here on this site) would be helpful for the Millard team?
  • mike r April 15, 2018 at 7:59 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyGood call...Although there are some that have not been repealed and are in effect....https://qcode.us/codes/bellflower/ The next one if you read down seems to be still active.. https://library.municode.com/ca/arcadia/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=670014 And this one appears to still be active... http://www.applevalley.org/government/municipal-code/title-11-peace-morals-and-safety#Chapter%2054
  • Terry Brunson April 15, 2018 at 6:33 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryI filed a writ of Mandamus on 13 Oct 2017 and I was challenging SORNA - The court did not take me off the PSP did a voluntary cessation that I objected to. I wanted a judicial determination which I do not have as of yet. I am this in court, but I am off the PSP web site. My next Writ will be the Habeas Corpus in the civil court of Pa. in Harrisburg, PA commonwealth court. The PSP has a show cuase on the mootness of my mandamus that will be heard 17 Aprilr 2018. I am a OOS offender from Texas under CCP 12.11 and a Pa equal of 18 Pa. 3126a7 based on M-1 status which is ten years. The Texas court of conviction tells the PAG that I am on life time due to two count indictment that they (Texas ) takes as two or more convictions. The PSP thinks it has a right to call me back to register under ACT 10 lifetime. I an gearing up for the fight - Friday 13, April 2018 I got a pleading from the PAG which as me to direct my attention to ACT 10 Provision 42 Pa. C.S. 9799.55 (ii) An individual required to register with the Pennsylvania State Police under a former sexual offender registration law of this Commonwealth as set forth in 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.55(a)(1)(i), (b)(2) and (4). (iii) An individual who, before or after the effective date of this paragraph: (A) commits an offense subject to 42 Pa.C.S. Subch. H; but (B) because of a judicial determination on or after the effective date of this section of the invalidity of 42 Pa.C.S. Subch. H, is not subject to registration as a sexual offender. Explanatory Note. Act 10 amended 21 Feb 2018
  • mike r April 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm on General Comments April 2018What do you think?? I am filing this tomorrow or the next day before the judge has a chance to rule on my screwed up request for judicial notice that I filed in my objections. I include ONLY gov docs so I think this is solid. If you have any GOV docs that I haven't included throw them back at me....Although I hate the saying:I think this could be a game changer. https://ufile.io/piuig I do not know why no one has done this already, if I am correct it seals the deal man...........
  • Facts should matter April 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm on IA: 2 Convicted of Sex Crimes Can’t Be Held IndefinitelyThey're going to do whatever the hell the want to us regardless. It's an easy "win" for them come reelection time.
  • Counting the days April 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm on CA: Vidak authors measure to prevent sex offenders from secretly moving in next door to schools, parks and child care centersIf the predator is what they are targeting, then fine. I would assume that if a petson has committed such a terrible offense as to be deamed a predator, wouldn't that person be on a " shorter leash" than the rest of us that have misdomeanor or low level felonies? If the courts have said through their decisions that we have met the criteria to be released, then shouldn't that be enough? If this asshole jerkoff dipshit wants to change things, he better start groing eyes in the back of his head.
  • Happy, joyous and free April 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registry@Tim L. I agree with your point, just a minor correction. “Quid pro quo” is Latin. It is quite likely that the English slang of “quid” (which is an English pound) came from the Latin phrase, not the other way around. I agree that lawyers will make a lot of money, we live in very litigious times. Having been a Federal employee as well as a contractor, information IS money. That being said, our country is broke. It has been for a long time. Nobody wants to face the reality that we cannot afford what we are doing, and the populace as a whole doesn’t understand, much less care, because the majority of the sheeple want handouts vs being productive members of society. The politicians hand out money like candy.
  • TS April 15, 2018 at 11:41 am on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registryCurrent Colorado Attorney General who is appealing the Judge Matsch ruling did not make the final ballot for Colorado Governor she was running for.
  • Tim L April 15, 2018 at 10:40 am on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registryThe political class quickly came to realize the usefulness of databases (not just SOR,but many other govt databases) to maintain their positions in our system. It became necessary given the large amount of debt being generated by overblown budgets to utilize them for full effect. If it were a private company we're discussing then natural selection would occur forcing economic collapse via bankruptcy. However, we're discussing something outside of that regulated by natural law, we call it politics. Much of what occurs in politics is deal making. You scratch my back and I will reciprocate. Lawyers call it quid pro quo. "Quid" being the English term for money. Lawyers thrive in times like these. The rest of us will not.
  • Jonathon Merritt April 15, 2018 at 10:37 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThere are still places that we can go to. Belize,Guatemala,Martinique,St Vincent,Europe,Malaysia,HongKong. I look on the bright side. I can't do anything about where I can't go. I am wondering about Cuba.
  • Jonathon Merritt April 15, 2018 at 10:33 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysMrs Bellucci A question of concern was raised to me by a fellow RSO of why Longo has never been subpoenaid to refute his article that has been the jump rope chant of those claiming that the recidivism rates of offenders are "Frightening and high" and is there any clear idea as to when Smith VS Doe will be revisited?
  • Stephen April 15, 2018 at 4:49 am on IA: 2 Convicted of Sex Crimes Can’t Be Held IndefinitelySounds like a loop hole that will bring more laws to protect the children.
  • mike r April 15, 2018 at 1:11 am on IA: 2 Convicted of Sex Crimes Can’t Be Held IndefinitelyYep, courts are speaking up. Although this case doesn't mean much overall it is a perk at what is coming. The Millard case, and mine as well are bringing the real issies for the first time If I can manage not to let some tech errors or manipulations screw me up. I hope they take note of judicial notice, I think it is crucial and I have a frigging list of gov docs a mile long I believe they have to take judicial notice and everything else is hearsay BS. If the court takes juducial notice of both the recidivism and efficacy governmental reports it will end any controversy once and for all. No one has hammered them on it yet until Millard and I. I am going to continue to pound it in every brief and any chance I get.
  • Tim Moore April 14, 2018 at 11:48 pm on OK: Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty [opinion]They have a strong argument against that in a facial sort of way. They will just say 10% is still a large number and those are the ones (having criminal convictions) they can legally legislate against, so if they can save 10% of the children legally, why would they not take that route. I am sure if they could think of a way to justify putting those not yet having a conviction on a registry, they would. But if registries themselves are ineffective, then children, 10% or whatever, are not being protected and the argument fails.
  • Tim Moore April 14, 2018 at 10:37 pm on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysI am wondering if it is legal now to base laws that assume people with more melanin in their skin are subhuman, or that people who pray to Yahweh or Allah or the Great Spirit or don't believe in God, can be considered dangerous because of that, or that people who have Chinese or Japanese ancestry must be put into camps separated from the rest. These were all rational ideas in the past and I suppose these judges think that legislators have changed since then and we can trust public opinion to be based on the best evidence available. If they believe so, they have either no intelligence or no education in history; we need to start picking judges not by popular vote, but by results of their IQ tests, which now should be required along with a history proficiency tests of all candidates for the bench.
  • AO (AlexO) April 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assembly@Mike R, the OC sample you listed (3rd one) has a line item that said in 2014 CA Supreme Court ruled that no municipality may restrict us from parks so any of that that you see isn't valid whether or not it's still "active" on the books. Other than that, it seems all the other examples are talking about restrictions on living with another RC. So it does seem like in CA really the only place were we can't be is a school campus.
  • AlexO April 14, 2018 at 6:57 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyWithout explicit approval from the school, we cannot be on campus regardless of your relation to any of the students. It's one of the line items we have to initial when registering annually. Its a state law.
  • Brian @ Shane April 14, 2018 at 5:42 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Bain Yes you need to elaborate a little bit, if he was a 10year with no other sexual offenses and not life or SVP status , even though PASC ruled SVP unconstitutional psp still makes people reg under it unless you challenge it in court. The psp has 90 days May 22 in other words to review everyone for removal but they also have up to 9 to 18 months to remove people as well, I think what we’re finding though is the psp are forcing people to go to court and get a judicial determination, some have been ,etc off but some will have to fight to get relief, but we don’t know anything about your friend other then what you stated. Don’t listen to people on here to tell you or him to stop going in and updating until psp specifically send a letter saying you or he no longer has to register anymore, there is someone on here trying to get people to stop going in and updating, yes the law states that pre SORNA people are due for removal, but just assume they will arrest you or him if you don’t get something telling you yiur done, also I would still go in to verify the letter to psp because as we know, everyone has our addresses so anyone could just type up a fake letter telling us to stop registering, I’m not a lawyer, this is just the way I understand things.
  • TS April 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm on General Comments April 2018Latest SMART office SORNA progress check of all 50 states as of Apr 5, 2018: https://www.smart.gov/pdfs/SORNA-progress-check.pdf & https://smart.gov/sorna-map.htm
  • @Renny April 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm on General Comments April 2018Still not seeing anything online for this regarding Maine, 21 day advance domestic SO travel notification, etc
  • Debo April 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryBain please let us know what crime(s) he was charged with, also if he spent any time in jail for any charges after he started registering. If your friend had more than one offense that was separated by a conviction and time to reform. Are your friends charges from PA, and did he move out of state at all?
  • @mike r April 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm on General Comments April 2018https://www.scribd.com/document/358088550/Millard-et-al-v-Ronald-C-Sloan-Fourth-Amended-Complaint
  • TS April 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm on General Comments April 2018Sexual Offender Laws and Prevention of Sexual Violence or Recidivism Am J Public Health. 2010 March; 100(3): 412–419. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2820068/ Plethora of sources (78 specifically) quoted and referenced from this March 2010 study to use in battling Megan's Law, registry, etc. I have not seen this mentioned here previously, but not saying it has not where it was missed. Some good paragraphs to debate the unreported stats in addition to recedivism scare tactics, etc.
  • mike r April 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblySorry AO but that is not exactly correct. I just visited these sites and they appear to be in effect. Whether they are enforcing them or if they have all been repealed is another question. As far as I can tell they are still ordinances that have not been repealed and this was just a quick look. For clarification, and proper citations of some of the 482 different municipality codes in California alone (It is not reasonable to expect Plaintiff to cite every California local ordinance) see examples: Apple Valley Chapter 11.54.010 http://www.applevalley.org/government/municipal-code/title-11-peace-morals-and-safety#Chapter%2054 [visited on April 13, 2108]; Arcadia Municipal Code Chapter 9.4 of Article IV ORDINANCE NO. 2318 https://library.municode.com/ca/arcadia/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=670014 [visited on April 13, 2108]; Bellflower Municipal Code 9.40.010 et seq. https://qcode.us/codes/bellflower/ [visited on April 13, 2108]; Orange Municipal Code Chapter 9.10 Ordinance Nom. 03-14 https://library.municode.com/ca/orange/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=669862 [visited on April 13, 2108]
  • Brian @ Shane April 14, 2018 at 3:02 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Shane I apologize for my stupidity or lack of understanding what your saying, but when you received your act 10 letter that everyone else have received and is posting on her that they have to comply under act 10 yadayada yiur has in it that you have to reg as a tier 2? Or you went in after receiving it and the psp told you that yiur a tier 2? Either way that is bs, I hope your attorney can help you out on that. I am still waiting on my attorney to hear from the DA to tell me what’s up.
  • mike r April 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm on General Comments April 2018I am actually looking for the original briefs that were filed in the district courts in both Millard and Snyder. Any help people???????????
  • Bain April 14, 2018 at 1:50 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryHi, I happened upon this discussion by trying to find out how the new law in Pennsylvania, Act 10 of 2018, will affect my friend. My friend was put on the registry in 2004, so he should be off of it by now, but he keeps getting letters to register. So, he complies every year. It is my understanding that his 10 years are up. Why does he have to keep registering? Does he have to be on this thing for life? I am so confused and I do not understand the law very much. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
  • HopingforHope April 14, 2018 at 1:19 pm on IL: Public Parks Ban is Constitutional (Supreme Court Reversal)So, help me understand. Does this apply to ALL public places throughout the entire state? What about watching your son or daughter play basketball, or softball? Beaches? Sports Stadiums are totally off limits? Navy Pier? What if you want to go camping, fishing? This is the most absurb thing I think I have ever heard.
  • nk April 14, 2018 at 1:15 pm on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysSo does this mean Congress can write laws based on FAKE NEWS?
  • USA April 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysWell stated. I’m 21-22 years registered/expunged battery/non child/summary probation and I’m still required to register. I’m no better than anyone else, but come on! This is getting gross. I would love to travel to other countries (I know there are select places I can visit), but I was unable to visit my mother n law who later died (foreign country) and that was hurtful. Best of luck to everyone. Please stay confident!!
  • Debo April 14, 2018 at 11:14 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registrySee here is the problem you have caused this gut to think he will get a 10yr reg on IDSI The new law is based on ML2 scheme IDSI is life on ML2 and new law. No one with IDSI will get a 10yr reg unless they were not required to register after 1996. You are the one going to look like the ass when you see what happens.
  • Renny April 14, 2018 at 11:10 am on General Comments April 2018The Feds might have slipped some Commerce Clause rule in past legislation that has caused the 21 day out of state travel notification requirement to be popping up around the country.
  • CR April 14, 2018 at 8:21 am on IA: 2 Convicted of Sex Crimes Can’t Be Held IndefinitelyA split 4-3 decision in both of the cases mentioned in the article. "Preventive detention is very limited in American law because it is seen as antithetical to fundamental liberty interests and the presumption of innocence," ... sexually violent predator statutes "threaten to deprive individuals of what from time immemorial has been the weightiest of interests — the interest in individual liberty." ... the vague and flexible standards of the statutes allows, if not encourages, "a better-safe-than-sorry approach" of locking up sex crime violators indefinitely.
  • Eric April 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24That makes sense. For a politician, when you have no ideas, no leadership, weak following, poor history, but want some attention write a bill attacking sex offenders. You are sure to get some following.
  • Robert Curtis April 13, 2018 at 7:37 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24I looked at his in district stats. He is in a weakly held Republican seat. I believe this to be political grand standing at it's best. He is a Republican senator in an over 60% Democrat district up for re-election. check the link below: http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/districts/SD14/
  • Shane April 13, 2018 at 7:15 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryYes. Its act 10 and teir 2 for 25 years. The dirty crooks are trying to over ride the supreme court rulings. Then i find out some of the most crookest news of it all when i visit my lawyer. Because i been attending S.O. classes for the past 10 years but wont put that on here but maybe in a email...
  • Joe April 13, 2018 at 6:02 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyDoubt it.... attending your own child's parent / teacher conference, graduation ceremony or football game is hardly loitering. Looks like this was a statement by the reporter.... the one who wrote in the headline that the bill in question cleared the "Riverside Assembly".
  • Hmmm... April 13, 2018 at 5:45 pm on CA: Neighbors concerned after registered sex offender moves feet away from elementary schoolIf the neighbors really care about preventing sex offenses, then why do they not question why the Static-99/R is still being used... even after it failed flagging John Gardner? http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-panel-grilled-on-form-used-for-gardner-2010apr01-story.html
  • Need to Know April 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm on General Comments April 2018Great news Ptd. We are all trying to piece the puzzle together and this helps. Some are suggesting that its the notification that triggers the passport branding, but does it trigger for all? Could it be by which level you are? Maybe by state and whether they send notification? So much unknown... Hopefully Janice's lawsuit will help us figure this out, though sounds like we won't know anything until at least June.
  • AO (AlexO April 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyShe means we're not allowed to be on campus of K-12 schools. Once off paper, we don't really have any other presence restrictions like some other insane states.
  • Paul April 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assembly“Prohibited from loitering”? Since when?
  • Will Allen April 13, 2018 at 3:41 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyI just added 3 comments on the article. Please add yours.
  • Timmmy April 13, 2018 at 3:21 pm on CA: May 9 Hearing Scheduled for Bill That Would Disenfranchise SVP’sWell, I would say remove their voting power, but exempt them from all taxes then. Simple
  • hmmm April 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyUnless I'm missing something it's a waste of effort with either 90 days or the 15 days this bill requires. We have 5 days to register and I am going to guess, when we register, they (law enforcement) kinda get the idea that we are there and don't really need the DOJ to tell them. I must be missing something.
  • AJ April 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assembly@HOOKSCAR: Because that way it slants the opinion towards someone doing something shifty or shady. Were they to call it what it is, an exception, it would make legislators look bad.
  • AO (AlexO April 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyMeh. Doesn't seem like this will effect RC's in any way (thankfully), but will certainly cost the state, counties, and cities more money. Election season is the worst as are politicians that abuse their power this way for nothing more than votes under completely false pretense.
  • ExpatRFSO April 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Thanks for that clarification Alex. That is how I read it too. No where is there a penalty listed. It just allows renters to evict you or sellers to pull out before closing. And it's only if your crime was involving a minor, and only if the residence is a 1/4 mile (1329ft, not 1200ft) from a school, park etc. If you aren't on the Meghan's Law website, don't volunteer that information!
  • Roadster April 13, 2018 at 2:10 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblySince we are a sanctuary state the exception would be if you are a illegal alien.
  • HOOKSCAR April 13, 2018 at 1:39 pm on CA: Bill to accelerate sex offender registry notifications clears Riverside assemblyWhy is everything a “loophole”?
  • Counting the days April 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24This is the state's version of IML. They aren't saying don't rent or sell to us, but by disclosing our past, they are allowing the landlord/ seller to make that decision. A chickenshit way to discriminate. I am going to leave the biggest pile of💩on the carpet when I pass threw my final airline check out of this dump of a country!
  • Registry Keeps Me From My Partner April 13, 2018 at 12:03 pm on Child trafficking expert speaks at William and MaryThe article doesn't (and probably wouldn't) indicate if there were any challenges or critique of anything she was saying. Given W&M is my alma mater, I sure hope some empathetic and intelligent people spoke up. W&M, as a state school, unfortunately has less control over who they bring to campus and who they can prevent coming to campus. There was an instance where a former President was pushed out of office by the VA General Assembly in part because he had the gall, the gall! to allow an art show and discussion by sex workers about their art and their lives, invited by student groups, to be hosted on campus. The VA General Assembly can't have people associated with sex work be allowed to talk about their profession and lives or otherwise humanized. Oh no, that runs contrary to the much more convenient common understanding that sex workers are sleazy degenerates.
  • @Ptd April 13, 2018 at 10:45 am on General Comments April 2018Then for your safety, it's hoped that you do not have to travel between now and the time you're successful petition to no longer register comes through. That is said with the best of intentions because if you give a 21-day notice, as you still should, who knows what the outcome could be for you wherever your passport or travel notification is acted upon.
  • @Michael April 13, 2018 at 10:41 am on OK: Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty [opinion]...and Judge Matsch is no longer in the actionable picture for the Millard case. Here's the link for the current members of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals who will have the say on this appeal by the Colorado Attorney General: https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/judges
  • CR April 13, 2018 at 10:32 am on OK: Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty [opinion]They could, but it costs them resources (budget for people hours to comb web sites and attend conferences) vs having it handed to them. The US SG's response to SCOTUS on Snyder v Does has been widely discussed, not just here, but in mainstream media, yet the state AGs were apparently ignorant of it, or in a display of their usual arrogance, they didn't care. The specifics here are not the point. The point is, don't communicate with the state's lawyers (the AGs, their deputies, or the outside attorneys they contract with). They are charged with defending their laws when challenged. You won't change their position, but you might help them strengthen their arguments or improve their strategies. A better way to help fight these unconstitutional and unnecessary laws, the fear mongering, the ignorance of the public, and the pandering to the electorate, is to write reasoned responses to articles in the media that promulgate lies about the registry, registered citizens, recidivism, and so on. Write to legislators. Most of them are as ignorant of the facts as the general public. Some of them might actually listen.
  • July April 13, 2018 at 10:07 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysI would like to know if there is someone we can contact in regards to this to comment and validate the fact that being on the registry does result in people taking unlawful actions.
  • Michael April 13, 2018 at 9:56 am on OK: Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty [opinion]Just an FYI for anyone interested. Judge Richard Matsch was the judge on the Timothy McVeigh trial. He is well respected and he's known as a conservative Republican who's rulings "reveal a libertarian attitude." ....
  • Michael April 13, 2018 at 9:48 am on OK: Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty [opinion]So, they couldn't read them here or in similar places? Perhaps attend a conference? ....
  • Michael April 13, 2018 at 9:43 am on OK: Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty [opinion]RSOs and others against the registries need to be unrelentingly pushing the facts. When 68% of kids are abused by an immediate family member vs. 10% by a stranger, it's clear that the reason for the registries has nothing to do with public safety. If people like Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter really wanted to protect kids, he'd be advocating for the sterilization of newborns to prevent future reproduction and any possibility of abuse. ....
  • Brian @ Robin April 13, 2018 at 9:17 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryRobin I looked up the email on here. And send an email to be forwarded to you.
  • CR April 13, 2018 at 8:12 am on General Comments April 2018Thank you for the info, Ptd. It helps us all gain a better understanding of how the IML is being applied, who is affected, and under what circumstances. That's interesting about the background check. I've never heard of the "consider" result or status. I hope your petition next August to get off the registry is successful.
  • Ptd April 13, 2018 at 7:41 am on General Comments April 2018CR, That's probably the case as I meet both those criteria. I will be petitioning to no longer have to register in August. In doing my background checks for my current position, the county, state and feds came up clear. The Fed registry entry came up as "consider". Whatever that means. Hopefully they won't catch it as I may have to travel out of country for my work.
  • CR April 13, 2018 at 6:07 am on General Comments April 2018Ptd, in order to get the IML-mandated scarlet letter badge-of-shame "endorsement", which says "The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor and is a covered sex offender pursuant to 22 United States Code Section 212b(c)(l)", you would need to meet two criteria: be required to register in any jurisdiction, and have been convicted of a sex offense against a minor. Could you clarify whether or not you met both of those criteria? If you met one, but not the other, then you would not get the endorsement. For example, if you were convicted of a sex offense against a minor, but you were no longer required to register, then you shouldn't get the endorsement. If you did meet both of those criteria, then you might consider the possibility that the State Department's failure to add it was an error that they may catch and correct at some future time.
  • We're Trapped April 13, 2018 at 1:50 am on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysDeportation might not be so bad, considering that the United States seems to be turning (rather quickly) into a shithole country. A sick part of being on the registry is that we are banned from many countries -- so that limits many options should we choose to expatriate. It's almost as if the government doesn't want to protect our rights; yet at the same time, they are keeping us trapped in this rather disgusting country. "The Wall" being built might be intended to keep Mexicans from crossing the border; but in a few years, that very same wall might be keeping Americans from crossing into Mexico. The United States, in many regards, is truly a vile country. The fact that the U.S. holds 4.4 percent of the world's population, yet houses around 22 percent of the world's prisoners is another telling statistic. I also read that about 10 percent of Americans are labeled as "felons." At the same time, our country continues to be the "Land of the Free?" What a joke.
  • Tim Moore April 12, 2018 at 11:30 pm on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysOk, if you need a criminological analogy to have any hope, look to branding people's palms with hot irons for theft, death for stealing a chicken, stoning for adultery, hanging drawing and quartering for political dissidence, the list of past practices is long. In the civilized countries we don't have such things anymore. People abandoned what was once thought essential. Theft adultery, usury, they all at one time or another were considered so vile and disruptive to society and the people who committed them were thought so debased as to be due no mercy at all ever. Things change. People are starting to push for rehabilitation over mindless, expensive, unending punishment and surveillance. Europe is in the vanguard here. There is not much we can do but be a part of the wave or stand still and be dragged under. To quote Ursula Le Guin, those who don't understand this will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven.
  • Facts should matter April 12, 2018 at 10:28 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Correct! I saw and heard the hypocrisy also. Privacy is a protected public interest and Megan's law circumvents an individual's actual privacy, safety and security just so some random stranger can stalk us and garner a false sense of reassurance and false psychological relief. We (and our family members) are sitting ducks and soft targets because it increases the likelihood and probability for physical violence, murder and arson. Not to mention it has a negative impact on the mental health of not only the registrant, but immediate family members as well because of open-ended systematic and orchestrated abuse and neglect on our legitimate right to feeling safe in our own homes. In short, freedom WITHOUT privacy means NOTHING. It's a form of torture and terrorism to make someone relinquish the personal sense of safety under threat of incarceration. Just because a rule or law is supported by public consensus doesn't mean it's right or constitutional. Unfortunately... the first rule of politics is: Keep your constituents dumb and afraid.
  • dph April 12, 2018 at 10:07 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysMaybe we should have signs for outside the court asking County DA "Why NOT 290.46" ? Media can grab and research and make the public media aware that this was MORE Than> a 'home invasion'...
  • USA April 12, 2018 at 9:33 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysVery intriguing. I would love to meet the people proposing these laws? I can’t even comprehend the housing proposal. Very thoughtless and immature. Shocking. Then, I read about the voting law? I suppose you can no longer vote if your convicted? Shouldn’t we also lose citizenship and be deported as well? I can’t imagine contacting a realtor and informing them of this? Neither of these will pass. It’s disturbing to see mature politicians propose these things when we have a multitude of bigger issues here in Ca. Very, very sad. It’s borderline sickening. How do they even think of this? Best regards
  • Harry April 12, 2018 at 7:53 pm on Child trafficking expert speaks at William and MaryI know a couple who have a school and homes for such children in Thailand . They say that Thailand is a kingdom and the current ruling family are very powerful, self-centered and corrupted. We have a two-faced situation here. This woman can only come here to advocate because the Kingdom do not really care, however, will take the Feds money and put on a little show. She can very well be working for the Kingdom for purpose of pulling more money from our Fed's and she putting on very good show to do it.
  • Harry April 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysI am too far north to come to LA. Is there any opportunity to sent letters to the DA?
  • Robin April 12, 2018 at 6:22 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryHalf whit "This is so simple and somehow you turn it into a big mess for these people and make them think they need to update new phone numbers emails and even told people to go in on their old update dates So don’t back pedal now." ------- UMMM show me where I have ever told people to do any of this or scared them into running in now to do any og this! SHOW me> Ya can't cause I never have. I'm afraid I know much more than you as I've proven it, and proven you wrong time and time again. And again your credability is zilch, zero, nadda. You change names because it's fun? yeah everytime someone proves you wrong a couple of time. And even if not changing names like that just shows even more how unstable you are. I'm done with ya now.
  • Chris F April 12, 2018 at 6:06 pm on General Comments April 2018It has to be time to quit playing whack-a-mole soon with all of these laws against sex offenders. As shown in IL, even things that should be a slam dunk are lost. As long as these ridiculous laws against sex offenders are deemed OK by courts, then perhaps attacking inclusion on a registry as a Substantive Due Process violation is becoming the way to go. After all, the courts are making decisions that legislature is allowed to pass any law they want to against "sex offenders" and calling it rational because the class know as "sex offenders" are rationally expected to be dangerous and recidivate. So isn't the way to attack that to say that the average "sex offender" did not get adequate "substantive due process" to be labelled as someone that recieves that long list of restrictions and violations of liberty? I think as long as courts think any law saving children is ok to any extent, then we must challenge inclusion on that list and not the consequences of being on it. In that case, add more crazy stuff to the restrictions and make the case easier that most registrants shouldn't be on it.
  • totally against public registry April 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm on Child trafficking expert speaks at William and MaryWhy is it that every child trafficking law passed in the United States is the result of someone from another country crying crime to our politicians? Who are we? The police for the World? We have enough laws coming out of our own citizens' fears and emotions. I think this young lady, Mosby should help devise a program (in her own country) to educate the young kids in safety, and seek government help to alleviate poverty so parents don't sell their children to make a living. Because making life even more miserable than it is for American citizens on the registry is not acceptable and does not help save children.
  • Ptd April 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm on General Comments April 2018I applied for a passport and jut received it today. Surprisingly, there is NO IML STATEMENT IN IT!!!! Thanks Janice for the lawsuit! My current job will soon be requiring me to travel and I didn't want that hassle along with the possibility of losing my job, (I'm making $80k a year).
  • AO (AlexO) April 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThe DAs are cowards who don't want to seem like they're defending RC's, even when it's something this vile and brutal. I can't think of any other reason why they wouldn't otherwise levy such a clear charge.
  • totally against public registry April 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysThis should be considered as a "hate crime" besides murder in the first degree.
  • B.Wat April 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm on General Comments April 2018I’m thinking of moving to Brentwood, in Contra Costa co. Does anyone know anything about how It is to live there? What I mean is how does LE treat people there ( compliance checks, notifie neighbors when you move in, etc) or any over zealous citizens with pitch forks? We live in the South Bay now and commute up there several times a week to visit our grand kids and the drive is getting kind of old! We just want to be in their lives and don’t want any more of the bull shit that comes with being on the 290 greatest hit list, it’s been 30 years now.
  • Janice Bellucci April 12, 2018 at 3:47 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysYou are correct. There has been very little news about the brutal murder of this registrant after the defendants were arraigned in January. I predict that will change dramatically after their preliminary hearing on May 8. So far, all four defendants are charged with murder, conspiracy, burglary and robbery. They are not charged, however, with PC 290.46 which would add 5 years to their sentence. To make matters worse, the DA's office is describing what happened as a "home invasion".
  • Moderator April 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryWe would like to remind everyone not to mistake anything on this web site for legal advice and to always comply with all applicable laws. ***Moderator***
  • Half Sack April 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryNak Your sons crime would have to be before dec 20th 2012 and fall under a 10yr reg offense listed in ML2 and the new law. Look to see if your son has had his tier designation removed on the web site. If he committed his crime after dec 20th 2012 then he would not receive any relief from this new law he would fall under section H not section I continued registration. Please read the new law and make your determination there are some people on here that are scaring people into registering under this new law before their review and the 90days is finished. Looks like your son will have to go in and reg under this law before the 90days is up ether way if he had a registrable offense pre SORNA. If he is a pre SORNA person and not had his review finished yet then he doesn't have to do anything with the reg he has up until the deadline of may 22nd to reg under the new law then he will have to stay current with updates and changes. The only way to know for sure is to call PSP and ask if he is subject to a review as a pre SORNA offender then they will tell you if they need to review him or if he has had his review finished or that he is not a pre SORNA person. If he is not a pre SORNA person then he needs to stay current, if he is a pre SORNA person and they finished his review and determined he has to register under the new law he has to stay current. If they say they need to still review him he doesn't need to do jack until he goes in to reg under the new law before may 22nd. If anyone tells you different they need to pull their head out of their ass.
  • Eric Knight April 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm on Janice’s Journal: Three Opportunities in Thirty DaysI haven't seen any news on the coverage of the registrant murder victim or any of his murderers since January, when the news stated that the murderers could face the death penalty. What charges are now being considered? Anything less than first degree murder, in my opinion, is considered prosecutor-based abuse, let alone cowardice, in my opinion.
  • CR April 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysRight, that was Lawrence v Texas 2003. States that refuse to remove the unconstitutional statutes are expressing their disagreement with SCOTUS, and their firm ultra-conservative religious views that hold gay people to be children of the devil. I fully expect the same thing to happen if SCOTUS ever decides that any of the sex offender registration and related laws are unconstitutional. Even if unenforceable, those laws are likely to remain on the books for a very long time.
  • Half Sack April 12, 2018 at 3:05 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryDavid it a shame people on here are reinforcing PSP scaring you into going to PSP and giving them any info before your review is finished and the 90days is up.
  • Half Sack April 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryNo Robin what you have done is caused people to go reg under this new law when they didn't have to thats what you have done. Stop commenting about things you do not under stand its annoying just because you get battiness put in your back from the paranoid people on here from your inaccurate comments doesn't make what you say accurate This is so simple and somehow you turn it into a big mess for these people and make them think they need to update new phone numbers emails and even told people to go in on their old update dates So don't back pedal now. And as far as an IP address goes I use a VPN no one has my IP, and I change my name for fun I would hope you at least have enough sense to realize the comments are the same person I could care less what you say about me I am here to correct the ignorance from you and others effecting people that have finished their time on the reg
  • CR April 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24All good questions, Eric. Why don't you write to those senators you mentioned, quote them in your letter, and then ask your questions. There's a good chance you'll get a response if you type or hand write a letter and post it via the regular mail. And if you do, please let us know what they say.
  • Half Sack April 12, 2018 at 2:40 pm on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryThank god for that the tangents are killing me
  • C April 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm on Child trafficking expert speaks at William and MaryBut if it saves just one...
  • Tim Moore April 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm on MO: Sex offenders register for a lifetime, but a bill would let some petition for removalActually that is probably not the correct figure. https://www.vera.org/publications/price-of-prisons-2015-state-spending-trends/price-of-prisons-2015-state-spending-trends/price-of-prisons-2015-state-spending-trends-prison-spending Also note the primary driver of prison spending -- employment.
  • Facts should matter April 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm on General Comments April 2018MLK was actually incorrect when he stated that: "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Yeah, that strategy would never, ever work in our favor. We've been forced to relinquish our privacy, safety and security under threat of incarceration. How can we love our elected officials that use weaponized hatred against us? I actually have pity, NOT love, for LEOs, lawmakers and judges because they're not fighting the good fight they think they are fighting us every step of the way upholding Megan's law.
  • AO (AlexO) April 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysSomething like 14 states still technically criminalize gay men (anal intercourse) despite the fact that SCOTUS has ruled a while ago for that to be unconstitutional. These states claim they don't enforce the laws, but at the same time they're also unwilling to repeal them. Pretty much the BS that some CA cities are doing regarding Halloween and other ordinances against us.
  • AO (AlexO) April 12, 2018 at 11:58 am on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysThere was a recent article about IL or some other state trying to pass a new bill that would require anyone who ever had to register to register with the state when moving there regardless of their current status. Supposedly it would be only a one time registration with the state and keep you off the net. But still. It's pretty insane. The fact that they prosecuted this man for something he no longer was part of is beyond insane. They might as well have arrested an ex con for not being in prison after the was released from prison.
  • CR April 12, 2018 at 11:46 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLMike G, thank you for the detailed response. I asked because my husband is Mexican. He recently got his green card and is now able to visit Mexico and return back here without problem. I'd like to be able to travel to Mexico with him, but I decided not to attempt it when he went back last month to visit his family for the first time in 25 years. I don't want to get on Mexico's radar either, nor am I willing to risk traveling without giving the 21 day notice. I hope that if I ever get off the registry, I'll be able to travel to Mexico, and perhaps even retire there. Until then, I try to ask and learn whatever I can from RCs with Mexico travel experience.
  • Eric April 12, 2018 at 11:32 am on Senate Committee to Hear SB 1143 on April 24Watching the Zuckerberg senate hearings is a goldmine of learning how the law makers actually feel about protecting privacy. particularly informative is Kathy Caster, R. Florida and Senator Durban who adamantly stress the absolute rights to privacy and that "The American people do not want to be monitored and should not be monitored," and "There is a need for legislation to protect the American people's privacy and from being monitored." Those are quotes from the law makers. Now I accept that when I was on probation I was monitored. But that is over. My incident happened 12 years ago. I have since met every single requirement of the justice department. I have passed polygraph tests, psychosexual exams, had my computer and phone monitored, and was on supervised release. I satisfactorily met all conditions. Yet I am still being treated as if I am engaged in the crime, and although I had a non contact offense, I am being treated as if I am currently suspect in contact crimes. I am on a public registry, I have police come to my home unannounced, I have to register, I cannot stay over night at my girls house, I cannot get fulltime employment, and I am discriminated in housing all because I am being monitored and my privacy is on public display even though I completed all the requirements. I was a sex offender. I am no longer one. I have not engaged in that activity for twelve years, yet I am monitored as if I am still suspect. If I would have shot someone in a drug deal I would be able to lead a normal life by now. How do our law makers explain this in the sacrosanct view of right to privacy?
  • CR April 12, 2018 at 11:16 am on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court Says"This means ANYONE convicted after 2000, regardless of whether they have to register or not, still has to follow all sex offender restriction laws, presumably for life." In Illinois, at least. Possibly in some other states too, but all we know from this article is that at least some restrictions apply to people who were convicted of sex offenses even if they are no longer required to register. I had no idea about the permanent reach of some of these restrictions, and it is very chilling indeed. None of us can ever be free if we are forever subject to these "non-punitive administrative" sex offender laws even when we are no longer required to register. It's insane. It's impossible to even know every law that applies to us. We're all in constant peril of being arrested for violating a law we didn't know about.
  • True April 12, 2018 at 10:56 am on CA: Pair of bills aimed at release of sex offenders pass Public Safety Committee“As Hanson continuously moves goal posts (i.e. coding rules, risk estimates, etc.), verifying researchers are always a step behind Hanson.” —– Good point. I think that Karl Hanson knows exactly what to do to keep himself relevant. As you say, all Hanson has to do is come out with new Coding Rules, actuarial predictions, and maybe even add a forth and fifth category to “risk” (“IVa” and “IVb”)… like he recently did. Then those who oppose Hanson’s schemes are in a consistent game of trying to catch Hanson ‘hiding the ball.’ Of course, no one in the judiciary, legislature, and certainly executive calls Hanson out on his genius self-marketing (especially in California, where CASOMB — embattled in its own unchecked conflict-of-interests — is sometimes considered the “go-to” source for sex offender “science”). Many in academia have brought attention to Hanson’s questionable Static-99R schemes; but the contrarians seem overshadowed by the more powerful forces advocating for the Static’s use (despite the many obvious flaws). Case in point: Almost every academic and government organization that claim the Static’s effectiveness cite only conflict-of-interest studies authored by Karl Hanson and/or his other Static-99R developers. The Static-99R developers, as made clear in the Coding Rules, are Amy Phenix, Yolanda Fernandez, Andrew J. R. Harris, Maaike Helmus, R. Karl Hanson, & David Thornton. Even on SARATSO’s website, to sell its Static-99R propaganda to the public, SARATSO cites exclusively studies that are in conflict-of-interest. To those informed of this clear conflict-of-interest, it could be laughable. Check it out for yourself: http://www.saratso.org/index.cfm?pid=1447 Of course, this is nothing more than evidence of Karl Hanson’s genius self-marketing — as no one seems to challenge even the most obvious. Independent studies to verify the Static-99R’s claims are made impossible, since Hanson and his team keep their data (as you correctly state) a “trade secret.” In at least one case, Hanson’s non-transparency resulted in a judge dismissing the Static-99R entirely because Hanson and Thornton did not want to give up the data in a Daubert challenge. http://karenfranklin.com/files/Perren-Ruling-Static99-RRASOR.pdf Yet despite all of its flaws, the Static-99R will be used to label thousands.
  • Grace April 12, 2018 at 10:47 am on General Comments April 2018I have the form. I need Janice to get in touch to tell me where we can upload it.
  • Chris F April 12, 2018 at 10:32 am on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysThis is the problem with our system of state governments having ELECTED judges that are allowed to run for re-election. Most of these 7 Justices are up for re-election in the next year or two and the terms last 10 years. Unless Smith V Doe 2003, Connecticut DPS V Doe 2003, and Mckune V Lile 2002 and the lies spoken by those SCOTUS Justices gets over-turned, facts won't matter and we'll continue to be held hostage to public opinion regardless of facts or the US Constitution. This country and its judges has a history of ignoring the Constitution until at least 25% of public opinion supports the right thing to do. That won't change. If it did, the legislation would simply take away more power from the judiciary and have the support of the people to do it. Once the percent reaches at least 25%, then the judges know their ruling has the chance to educate and bring that number high enough to avoid the backlash of legislators. Even with good rulings, state's don't have to change. School segregation was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS and many southern states ignored that for 10 years, until Congress made actual laws against it. It's a shame SCOTUS has no enforcement powers. It is truly the weakest part of our government and that isn't right.
  • Eric Knight April 12, 2018 at 10:31 am on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysHere is a link to the original brief submitted by Marc Pepitone's lawyer, Katherine M. Strohl. https://narsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/No.-122034-People-v.-Pepitone-Appellee-Brief.pdf This is extremely upsetting, as Ms. Strohl had submitted very detailed, factual rebuttals on every recidivism myth, along with statistics that agencies like the CASOMB and even US DOJ have meticulously documented. I would definitely like to know her take on this obviously unfathomable decision, particularly the opinion of the justices that essentially AGREE with her recidivism arguments, yet rule against it anyway. Very sad.
  • "High" Risk April 12, 2018 at 10:30 am on CA: Pair of bills aimed at release of sex offenders pass Public Safety CommitteeThe actual term is "high" risk. Under the tiered registry, it is entirely possible for even a person *not* convicted of a serious [PC 1192.7] sex offense (yes, even a first-time offender) to be classified as Tier 3 *if* he scores "high" on the Static-99R. Indeed, the offense need not be a specified 290 offense at all. Because under the tiered law, it seems that even if a person was ordered to register per 290.006, that person can also be classified as Tier 3, so long as he scores "high" on the Static-99R. But in the tiered law itself, the legislature veiled the Static under the "SARATSO" tool term. So it seems that the CASOMB bureaucrats can change whatever "tool" it wants to use in the future.
  • Nak April 12, 2018 at 10:24 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registrySo, my son is on his 5th year of a 15 year registration. He's tier 1. I'm assuming this new law says that he has 10 years on the registry instead of the 15. Correct?
  • Laura April 12, 2018 at 10:21 am on CA: Pair of bills aimed at release of sex offenders pass Public Safety CommitteeAre these bills now wanting the SO to be released back to the City they were last living in and not the County? Or am I misunderstanding something?
  • Mike G April 12, 2018 at 10:20 am on Survey – International Travel after IML@CR Regarding Mexico: There are no passport checks driving into Mexico (San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, etc.) unless something has changed in the last several weeks. My wife and I have a place not far south of the border on the side of a hill overlooking the ocean. We used to spend a lot of time there each year. My wife and I have Permanent Residency in Mexico (like a green card in the US). Obviously, Mexico is not aware of my RC status, since I only drive in. We had pretty much ignored giving notices of travel because California is not a SORNA state, and didn't seem to require them. IML changed all that. We had traveled to China, Egypt, Russia, and had taken several cruises, but when we tried to visit my wife's family in Thailand, and I was denied entry, that was a big wakeup call! Now, I give the 21 day notice when we travel, but we have only traveled to Europe since then. I have never been asked about the 21 day notice when returning to the US. But, back to Mexico; I am not about to send a 21 day notice about travel to Mexico. I am off their radar, and I want to stay that way. I don't know if my local sheriff actually forwards the 21 day notices or just sticks them in my file. I don't know if border patrol coming back into the US has any way of knowing whether I sent a 21 day notice or not. Chances are, right now, I could drive into Mexico with out notice, and come back to the US without problem, but I have decided not to risk it. I don't want to be the first test case to get the 10 year federal sentence. So, for the time being, my wife and I drive down to the border, a friend of ours comes across the border and gets my wife, and they go down and check on our place, while I hang around San Diego for a few hours. (My wife hates to drive long distances, and refuses to try driving in Mexico.) Hopefully the tiered registry will happen in 2021, and I'll be able to get off the damn thing, hopefully still healthy enough to travel. In the meantime, we'll probably restrict our travel to Europe, hoping the marked passport doesn't screw that up, too.
  • steve April 12, 2018 at 10:09 am on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysHopefully, this unbelievable, disturbing, unprecedented comment/ruling will help us later on. If this doesn't show SCOTUS things have gotten completely out of hand nothing will
  • Eric Knight April 12, 2018 at 10:05 am on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysThis article is from the original 2013 incident that precipitate all the legal activity culminating in the chilling, dystopia-inducing decision: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/sex-offender-charged-with-being-near-bolingbrook-park-police "A sex offender from Bolingbrook was arrested March 8 after police say he was found to be in a "prohibited zone." Marc Pepitone, 44, 101 Parklawn Ct., was charged for being near a park on the 900 block of W. Boughton Road. He was arrested at 4:59 p.m. Pepitone could not be found in the Illinois Sex Offender registry, which lists information on convictions. Bolingbrook Police Lt. Michael Rompa said Pepitone is no longer required to register but is still prohibited from certain areas. According to the Illinois State Police website, "it is unlawful for a sexual predator or a child sex offender to knowingly be present in any public park building or on the real property comprising any public park." It is also illegal for sex offenders "to reside within 500 feet of a school, playground, or any facility providing programs or services exclusively directed toward people under age 18, unless they owned the property prior to July 7, 2000." Note that he wasn't even required to register at the time of his arrest. This means ANYONE convicted after 2000, regardless of whether they have to register or not, still has to follow all sex offender restriction laws, presumably for life. I actually find that aspect of the entire crime even MORE chilling than the albeit non-Constitutional ruling.
  • Need to Know April 12, 2018 at 9:43 am on Survey – International Travel after IMLMike G - Thanks for your update. Helps us all figure things out. Would be great to know if you receive a letter revoking your passport. Some has speculated this is based on the notification.
  • Brian April 12, 2018 at 9:25 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@Robin No I didn’t save the email address, if you or he could repost it again that would be great, I was going to take a brake drone the site for a couple days because I was really upset about the general comment section last night but I’m ok now.
  • Brian April 12, 2018 at 9:22 am on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry@ Shane I have a question, did you get a letter saying you have to register under Act ten or just a letter saying your a tier 2, what exactly does it say.
  • 290 air April 12, 2018 at 9:21 am on IL: Writing Sex Offender Laws Based on Fake Recidivism Numbers Is Rational, Court SaysYeah, unfortunately Freedom and Liberty are just punch lines in this country. The US actually doesn't have much of either anymore. Not just applying to RC's, but in general...unless you are part of the ruling class. Just look, we have a president that advocates grabbing women by the crotch, but then we have continuous punishment for every day citizens. When it was the 80's and crack was a problem what did we do? Lock up everybody because it was mainly African Americans who had the problem. Now it's white kids overdosing on heroine and it's a national health emergency. Just depends on what class you are in as to how they treat you. Like it or not we live in a feudal society. Our founding father's would be disgraced.
  • Fedup April 12, 2018 at 9:03 am on Damaging Justice to Make a Point About Rape"They can’t own homes, get school loans, enter most professions, get a basic security clearance, or get police protection" Really? I'll never be able to own a home?? Can anyone verify this? And that's funny about the security clearance, since I got one to work on an air force base. maybe since my crime was just having underage girlfriends it wasn't such a big deal
  • Jess April 12, 2018 at 8:45 am on CT: Panel mulls changes to sex offender registryIn 1994, at the age of 18 (still considered a juvenile) my husband had sex with a minor. I believe she was 15 at the time. That fateful decision landed him in prison,in addition to a sexual assault conviction that has followed him ever since. After serving 2.5 years he was released. While he did his 2.5 years, he completed his GED, he took some training courses in prison, and had plans and desires to re-integrate back into the community. But lets face it, he was still a young man, figuring out life, and well if we can recall the 90’s involved, sex, gangs and drugs. Not fully understanding the consequences of his first sexual assault imprisonment, he continued to have reckless recreational sex until once again he found himself having sex with another female who too was under the age of 16. This being his second offense, his sentence was no longer 2-4 years, but I believe was told if he took it to trial he would be facing 25 years in jail. And so he plead guilty of sex with a minor, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ive known my husband even before his first imprisonment. What he’s been guilty of and has been penalized is what so many young adults are guilty of, having recreational sex without knowing the age of the person. He's not guilty of sex with a child, or having un consensual sex, but rather having reckless sex without confirming the age of the other participant regardless of how “of age” and “mature” they appeared to have been. My husband spent the remainder of his 20’s in prison. He served 9 years, was transferred multiple times, found himself in solitary for months at a time because, well who ever prepares a young man to prison life? After 9 years he is released, no parole, no probation, no supervision, but released out back into a society he’s been away from for 9 years. Here is a 32 year old man who is eager to change his life around and be a part of society only to have door after door be closed on him. 32 years of age, but still living with a 21 year old mentality. In 1998, while he was serving his sentence, CT enacted legislation mandating that the Dept of Public Safety establish and maintain a central registry of sex offenders, requiring that the information be made available to the public through the internet. With this registry now being publicly available to anyone and everyone, this deterred employers from hiring him. Employment was difficult to maintain because he was publicly shamed and as any human with the need to take care of himself, he fell back into the only way he knew to survive, and that was to sell drugs. He got arrested with possession with intent to sell and did a few months. He was released again into the community with no employable support only to be re-arrested again in 2011, and sentenced to 7 years in jail with 3 years special parole. He was released early in 2014, with 2 years parole following 3 years special parole, only to have be incarcerated for 6 months on a violation, and incarcerated another 12 months behind another violation. And what violations did he violate, using drugs. Because of his sex offender status, his parole is supervised by the special management unit. Because of his sex offender status, his previous drug abuse wasn't “treatable” where he can be recommended to a rehab facility, but rather “punishable” because there weren't facilities available to house him to treat him. Lets revisit this again. Jailed throughout your 20’s released in your 30’s with no reintegration support, to be imprisoned with new charges due to being unemployable, only to be re-released and still be unemployable, falling Into the comfort of numbing his reality to be re-incarcerated 2x more times for self medicating while escaping his reality. The special management unit has monitored him and supervised him for what reason exactly? So he doesn't commit another sexual crime. He hasn't committed a sexual “crime” in over 20 years. But when does the punishment end for him? Ive known my husband for 27 years, two years ago we married. I have seen, and lived through his struggles. Ive seen him spend countless hours completing applications online, passing assessments, landing interviews until they ask that dreadful question, have you ever been convicted of a sexual offense. Just yesterday he went to Goodwin College to enroll in there CNC certificate program, to be turned away as a student because of his sexual assault convictions. For goodness sakes, convicted murderers have more rights. So what is the state doing to help the 6152 registered sex offenders? Your Recidivism workgroups collaborate with so many state agencies except the most important one, The Department of Labor! What benefits does the state receive investing so much money with training ex felons for life in the outside when we assist employers in discriminating against them for employment opportunities. Out of the 6152, how many re-arrests could have been prevented if they were employed? How many re-arrests could have been prevented if they could be afforded the drug abuse treatment that was needed. How many re-arrests could have been prevented for non reporting housing compliance because they go from house to house, couch to couch under the radar because landlords discriminate too. I ask, please collaborate more with the dept of labor. Please work with companies and employers to take advantage of the work opportunity credit and federal bonding programs. Its inhumane to continue to treat these 6152 individuals the way society has. Please tell me how else I can help my husband not lose hope. The state wants to lower the recidivism numbers then the state needs to collaborate with the labor department, unions, employers and companies and show them the advantages of this eager population who is ready and waiting for there second chance. *I just wanted to add that my husband landed a second interview with the VP of company in Bloomfield on Monday. He felt the job was his only to be emailed yesterday, they are going to continue to interview other candidates. He recently drove from New Britain to Willimantic and scored higher than 70 on the manufacturing skills inventory assessment offered by the DOL and Cthires. However, I question again what good are these investments with training, and assessments when this registry continues to punish him, despite all the years served. This public shaming does nothing to those on the registry except force many to go back to a life of crime. My husband refuses to fall back to that life, but why does society make redemption impossible for so many who desperately just desire another chance at a clean life. Please help me, help him and so many others trapped in this endless yet avoidable prison revolving door.
  • Rashard Dozier April 12, 2018 at 8:35 am on Sex offenders sue over personal info posted onlineI have been completed my registration but home facts still falsely has info about it up how do I get it removed