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I am not sure where to post this but today I missed my sons track meet because of laws preventing me from entering different areas. This puts strain on my child and does not allow me to be a parent. This is BS and my son is upset and so is my wife. What if I was a single parent or my wife couldn’t go. I think the children of sex offenders have a case against Local and state Government. The children are so important but sex offenders kids have to have lose out and don’t get the same parental… Read more »

To have a son (child) pay for the sins of the father (parent) is just medieval… if you have not already done so you should probably register your opposition to SB 386 at the proper place.

https://all4consolaws.org/2013/02/california-state-senate-bill-would-allow-cities-counties-to-enact-park-bans/

While these city / county ordinances are currently in kind of a legal gray area due to preemption issues, SB 386 would legitimize them.

Just want to be sure you are aware.

My suggestion is to write your local representatives including city council, state assembly and senate. Explain to them the specific harm this is doing to your child even though they should already know and ask for changes in the law to protect your family and children. It might work but at least you have a chance to get this information and the pain it is causing your family, in front of these people. I certainly feel that family members have the right to sue for the discrimination and anguish this causes them. The family members are implicit victims of the… Read more »

I have 3 boys ages 21 to 11. I have been registering since before they were born. I too am not allowed to attend any of their sporting or life events. They are not allowed to have a father and I am not allowed to be a father. I sincerely hope that they will be compensated for what was done to them just for growing up the offspring of an RSO. I was wrongfully convicted in 1989 by a kangaroo court in a child custody case that was a pack of lies. I was told to move on with my… Read more »

Trust me, my friend, you are not alone in this mess. My conviction was in 1987 and I had not idea what being an RSO meant when it was included in the plea “deal.” Had I known what I know now… My wife decided to stick with me when the Megan’s Law Web Site went up and we saw our comfortable income get cut in half when I lost my job. Thinking everything would work out, we decided to have kids and now have two beautiful little ones that are my pride, joy and reasons for living. My older one,… Read more »

Thanks Joe, J and Jeff for your comments and support, I will try and use the information for the better of all of us. I have more thing on my mind that I would like to share, here is the thing when Orange county passed it’s Sex Offender Park Ban unanimously there was all kinds of press coverage. We saw everyday people expressing gratitude now that children are safe from RSO’s. Television interviews were given to normal non sex offender Joes and Janes at parks and they were all so happy and felt good about it. This was a victory… Read more »

Sounds like you are a little upset? You are not alone we are all upset. Just a reminder pulling a “DORNER” is not going to help you or your family. As more and more people are placed on this registry for trivial things. The public will see how what they are doing is wrong. Every day more and more people are being categorized RSO”s. A lot of them are teenagers caught up in the sexting and social media craze. Patience is what I suggest to you and also the thought that one day your children will be compensated by the… Read more »

I agree with everything you said after your first paragraph, however:

I missed the part where Alienated suggests anything that smacks of Dorner’s actions and I find it rude to jump the gun and put him on the defensive in such a way.

I got a similar vibe as Jeff. What made me think something like that? Phrases like ” I will not sit down any longer” or ” I will fight with a fury and vengeance to right these wrongs”. I suppose I thought they were written in the heat of the moment, which apparently they were.

I took Jeff’s response as caring and calming. Certainly not rude. Am I just dense?

Jeff, “Dorner Smonner” I do not have a violent bone in my body but I will do what I can to protect future generations from persecution without justification. My message is like yours and others, my life and my children’s life has been altered because of the government and we want to be compensated. Thanks again and together we will be vindicated.

Dear Alienated, You certainly are not alone. I have witnessed first hand what our grandson has had to endure. I have heard from many families with children, and listened to their plight as well. Most, are afraid to speak out because of their children, but someday those children will grow up and join this fight. Now that our grandson is approaching adulthood, we are talking about the possibility of lawsuits. Someday it will come to pass. Jeff, This area of the site is a way for us to express our anger and vent. Just because someone is upset, certainly doesn’t… Read more »

I just don’t understand this train of thought: First they wanted a registry for sex offenders. Politicians arose and complied and law enforcement compiled a list. Next, they screamed that they FELT UNSAFE after one person committed a heinous crime who just happened to be a RSO and wanted to KNOW where ever sex offender lived and demanded the registry to be public. Once again, politicians jumped on the bandwagon and made it so……now everyone can see where EVERY sex offender lives and where they work. The result? Public: “Omg, this is horrifying, they live next to me, next to… Read more »

They result in this: SORETRA

I have a question for anyone who might know about photos published online of convicted sex offenders. If I type in my name in Google my picture shows up and gives people my name and crime and address in some cases. How can this be legal when it is illegal for RSO’s to go on to the Megan’s law website ? Here is all the same information on a third party site, I don’t get it. Examples are Home Facts and Mugshots. How can my annual picture be a mugshot ? I was not arrested, therefore this is incorrect information.… Read more »

There was something about this issue on here earlier…

https://all4consolaws.org/2013/02/oh-web-sites-profiting-from-mug-shots-sued/

Thanks Mr. C, I am very sad to hear your story and I must admit my life is not as bad as others and I am thankful for this. I wish you and your family the best and hang in there. My Wife and boys are the world to me and they know everything about me and still love and support me. The strain that is put on our families is tremendous. Why doesn’t the public know about our children’s struggles, we need to put a face to this issue. How about the plight of “Johnny” a story of a… Read more »

Im literally hoping this is all a bad dream! Im blown away. FIrst, who would ever guess anyone who has served their time, paid their debt to society and been released from probation or parole could have their photo, name and personal address online for everyone to see? I mean, this is the ultimate humiliation? How could this person get a job? WIfe/girlfriend? Start a family? Now, we have the state banning people from visiting libraries, beaches and parks? Surreal. Furthermore, we have certain cities telling someone that they are banned from living in a certain area? Wow. Im in… Read more »

Joe, Jeff, JM and C, first of all a shout to all of you for your support and Love. I just want to say I get emotional, so If I choose words that are a bit strong then I apologize. I will try to be a little less. I about everyone and my family is very important. This Sex offender stuff makes me relive the past and it is hard. Secondly we are all here to hopefully help one another so dialog is good. United we stand, divided we Fall. We need to understand each other for each other. I… Read more »

To all people living in N.C. they have made recent cuts in medicade so that we can continue to pay 16 million dollars a year for a sex offender registry that does nothing to keep anybody safe, yet senior citizens usually people on disability can’t afford to go to the doctor, so no who becomes the victims ? people in N.C. need to contact their senators and congressmen and bring this to their attention.

Ok … I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post this video. I did on my FB page with the following comments, edited somewhat … this video brought up a few different feelings. First, I would love to have been one of those first cars to see it happen. Second, I’m happy with my very personal, quiet proposal in November of 2010. Third, and probably the most important to me … Is that this shows (in a way that most would frown upon, as would I) … But, it shows what a small group of people can do to literally… Read more »

To all: I just ran across this website when I was reading who opposed AB 2. The group name is Legal Services For Prisoners With Children. Go to their site (provided below) and check out the “All of us or none of us” icon. The 3rd bullet down is titled “clean Slate”. Thats the one I found most… pleased about.

http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org/

Another Great campaign of theirs is “ban the box”

Wouldnt that be nice…

This comment is related to anyone exploring their options with regard to using the pro se process (self-representation in court) in the federal system. The California Central District Court for the US District Court System actually holds clinics. Now, I ovbiously do not recommend going to court without an attorney, but the process doesn’t always have to be controlled by the attorney. The clinics are actually held quite frequently at the Federal Court building on Spring Street in Los Angeles. Full contact information: The Clinic is located in: The United States Courthouse 312 N. Spring Street, Room G-19, Main Street… Read more »

Eric, Do you know if similar resources are available in other districts?

Though this article is about a particular non-related incident, it speaks volumes about the process and implications that are germane to registrants:

http://shine.yahoo.com/5-reasons-shame-based-punishments-ineffective-183500806.html

I have a question about having my information updated on the Megan Database, like including the date of my incident and my test scores.. Apparently I am getting road blocks about everything.. Like there is a extreme backlog and they’ll get to it when they can… But my test scores there is no information even though I have attended mandatory treatment in prison and mandatory one on one evaluations and treatment on probation.

Was reviewing my paperwork… on my “Report of results of trail” I was given 6 years and 9 months of confinement but no mentioning of Ordered to Register.. that is only mentioned on my conditions of probation.. but at the end of probation I received a letter of “Certificate of Release from Supervision” which stated “has complied with requirements of his parole and having thereby completed the sentence. Is hereby released and set at liberty.” .. so since my probation has long be over and was never ordered by the judge to register, why do I have to now???

I’m not clear whether you are talking of state or federal, although I think state. Nonetheless, you are supposed to be informed of your requirement to register — and it is not surprising not to see it in the line that states your sentence, since SOR is not a “sentence” since it is ruled to not be punishment. SOR is ruled to merely be regulatory. They did note it as a condition of probation, but that doesn’t make it punishment, any more than if you were required to go to rehab or to see a shrink. But since SOR is… Read more »

Story in tomorrow’s LA Times (Easter Sunday) about how the GPS devices some SORs have to wear are faulty, not tracking them a lot of the time, not sending the reports back as called for, often having the SORs location wrong by as much as 3 miles! People have been getting convicted for being someplace — and might have actually have been three miles from there! And the estate covered it up, kept it quiet — even saying if they revealed it, people convicted might appeal their convictions! http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ff-gps-monitors-20130331,0,2486955.story Note this paragraph from the story, saying the state had the… Read more »

I wonder about all those paroles who were sent in for violations because of faulty GPS systems and not fault of their own

And yet again Megan’s Law protects nobody… http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0331-kidnap-20130331,0,3511103.story?track=rss a person with a extensive criminal background and homeless commits a sexual crime… where was the database….

I need some help. I’m being harassed by my husbands parole officer! I’ll just give a few examples of the big ones. Just this february I was in the hospital for the birth of our son. I was in recovery, completely bed ridden with tubes and ivs sticking every which way out of me. I get a phone call in my private toom. I answer and immediately get screamed at.”you had better get your ass up and get your f’ing husband on the phone. The police are on their way to your room right now to arrest him.” I was… Read more »

Record everything. Be sure to check the laws to make sure it is legal to record without telling him. When he is there in person set up a hidden camera. These are relatively cheap. I would also look into contacting a civil rights attorney.

Sorry about the hard time you are having. This is really not useful advice, but given that this site is more of a legislative organization, you may want to try a more traditional support group like http://www.dailystrength.org/groups/families-of-sex-offenders Many of the people there seem to be women, wives, girlfriends, mothers, etc, so maybe you can bounce some things off them. Congratulations on your baby, and remember, the child has a mother AND father in his life – which is more than a lot of kids can say. My husband was going through his case when our son was born, and it… Read more »

This is such a tragic story and I am deeply sorry you have to endure what, in my view, is criminal harassment of a citizen by a public official. This is the kind of behavior we grow up believing only happens under dictatorships. Today when I hear the news about the iron-fisted rule of the North Korean communist regime and the brain washing of its citizens I laugh – our own government does that to us on a daily basis. But they distract us with stories about baseball’s opening day, March Madness and the antics of Lindsey Lohan and the… Read more »

That link is actually very useful thank you so much!

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At the end of my rope: While i have mostly operated as an independant contractor over the years, i recently was burglarized and most of my tools were taken. Unable to replace them and not able to work without them, i have fallen behind on bills etc. On top of all that, my tag and insurance are now due, if i don’t renew, i will have my licence suspended. GO SEEK ASSISTANCE: I did this and despite the fact that i am about to be homeless, the VA cannot help neither will any of the local state or county agencies…WHY… Read more »

Well, I wonder How fast it comes off IF someone Gets Exonerated? Just Askin’ Really fast I Hope. I Also Wonder If Travel will still be Restricted and For How long..As well as anything else that one used to have and Doesn’t as far as Rights Go? I bet they will drag that out Too….They Never keep their Word except,”We Gonna Lock You Up!”

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