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CO: Civil rights lawsuits attack excesses of Colorado’s sex offender laws

Colorado’s tough sex offender laws are supposed to keep predators under tight supervision. But a series of lawsuits claim that the system is violating even minor offenders’ rights to free speech and association, prohibiting contact with family members — and, in one particularly bizarre case, telling a 62-year-old man that a discussion with a stepdaughter about her pregnancy constitutes unlawful “third party contact with a child.”

Boulder civil rights attorney Alison Ruttenberg has filed at least three federal lawsuits in recent months challenging actions taken by probation officers and others responsible for enforcing the restrictions imposed by the state’s Sex Offender Management Board. She’s sued treatment providers and board members as well for what she considers over-the-top intrusions into her clients’ family lives, choice of reading material and thought processes. Full Article

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This story is one of sheer madness – the lunatics are running the asylum! Third party contact with a child when talking to his pregnant step-daughter? I had to read thi several times just to be clear and found myself doing a Sam Kinison-style scream at the notion that such insanity is actually taking place. Who is supervising the probation officer? The PO and the supervisor’s names should be included in this article so that they can be contacted with complaints by the people they work for: the public. Someone needs to look into the lives of these over zealous… Read more »

First of all, dictating what an offender can say or even think about is an undeniably unconstitutional intrusion into the lives of ANYONE!! Any judge that would let even a condition of supervision/parole/probation stand is a joke of a judge. I’d call such a judge either a judicial activist who is guided by personal animus for sex offenders or an out and out coward who values popularity among the people above the Constitution of the United States and his or her respective state. I hope this lawsuit slaps Colorado down and slaps them down so hard they never get back… Read more »

“The more corrupt the state, the more  numerous the laws.” — Tacitus, Roman senator
and historian  (A.D. c.56-c.115)

It is time for a web site for constitutional violators exposing them for who they are and what danger they represent to the values the founding father’s envisioned.
Let lawmakers and anyone who is behind this insanity face scrutiny for their extreme views. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Here in CA we can start it off with George and Sharon Runner.

The SOMB, SORNA, Colorado Assembly, are all in it together and frankly don’t care and don’t plan on fixing their unruly, unjust, civil rights violations, they are imposing on sex offenders. They have broken all the rules and will continue to do so. This is all about a money ploy, job security and they do not care if they ruin peoples lives in the process. God will not allow this type of behavior to continue. What they should have in place is a individualized risk assessments b/f requiring registration. They don’t realize nor do they even care of the affect… Read more »

Look out colorado ..there’s a civil rights HomeRun leader coming up in Allison Ruttenberg to wake people up from that brainwashing .

I’m a man convicted of a sex offense in the state of Colorado. I have nothing more than a misdemeanor as part of a plea agreement. The misdemeanor is not for what actually took place (an exchange of words and little more – this can get you life in prison in CO – so much for free speech for anyone), but I accepted the deal due to fears of being in a kangaroo court for trail. I took what I was advised by my counsel as the path of least resistance. I am finding out how there is no such… Read more »

Having lived in Colorado as an RC, I will tell you that the problem you are dealing with is not the SO laws. The laws in Colorado dealing with SO’s are actually primarily based on Federal mandates and in many ways are fairly lenient. There are no residency or presence restrictions here. The process to get off the registry (once you meet the federal requirements) is relatively straightforward. What you are dealing with is an out of control probation department. I have no idea which one you are dealing or if it is a state run probation office. If not,… Read more »

Dear Me:

Bite your tongue, follow precisely the rules of your probation….when you are off probation things will be different…and better, (not good, but vastly better).

Good Luck

James

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