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ACSOL’s Online EPIC Conference: Empowered People Inspiring Change Sept 17-18, 2021


How a Law Aimed at Sex Offenders Could Feed into the Growing Surveillance State

Last November, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 35, the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act. Like “tough on crime” anti-trafficking legislation around the country, Proposition 35 was presented as bolstering law enforcement’s ability to fight human trafficking by introducing a bundle of new laws that, most prominently, increased penalties for those convicted of trafficking human labor, made prostitution a sex crime, and with less public attention, created a new requirement for registered sex offenders. Full Article

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Well, I think people really need to pay attention to these proposed laws. Seriously. As of today, some sex offenders are banned from living in certain areas of the city, banned from visiting libraries, parks, beaches, some movie theaters, prohibited from working in certain professions, harassed each time they partake in International Travel, some are required to inform the police if they are going to travel, banned from joining facebook without posting they are a sex offender, some sex offenders are required to post signs on their lawn, some sex offenders have posters of them posted all over the city… Read more »

All of the above. Seems like, if you can think of it, it is or will be a law somewhere. But there is a lack of laws or rather initiatives that restore both victims and offenders to productive citizens. Some Indian tribes have gone this way or gone back this way, drawing on thousands of years of what actually works, and not having money to build more jails. I guess we can afford to put more and more people in prison, creating a society of serfs and slaves, kept going by fear.

Just for your information about international travel. Our government alerts the government / law enforcement of our travel plans. This is done via Interpol. When you or I travel from the USA what is called a “Green Notice” is issued to the country of destination. This is taken from the OFFICIAL INTERPOL WEBSITE: “INTERPOL’s main tool for dealing with travelling sex offenders is the Green Notice. A Green Notice is issued to provide warnings and criminal intelligence about persons who have committed criminal offences and are likely to repeat these crimes in other countries. It is an effective way… Read more »

RE: ” A Green Notice is issued to provide warnings and criminal intelligence about persons who have committed criminal offences and are likely to repeat these crimes in other countries.” ~ That is unsubstantiated: it’s just as likely that any traveler (as “anyone”, anywhere) can, or is likely to commit what ever crimes that are listed on the “Green Notice”. We’re being held hostage by our own countrymen. Facebook terms of agreement say “convicted sex offenders are not to use Facebook”, other than the language issue, other former offenders, like those whom have taken lives are not barred from using… Read more »

Possibly too late. The problem is, of course, that in order to be free of U.S. laws we have to first become citizens of another country. Have you tried to renounce your U.S. citizenship lately? T’aint easy! Even if you manage, through some INCREDIBLE miracle (as an R.S.O.) to first obtain citizenship from another country, the U.S. will make it extraordinarily difficult to renounce. My business partner (who isn’t even an RSO or a candidate for becoming one) finally, after many years of trying and 100’s of thousands of dollars obtaining citizenship elsewhere (a little bitty country) managed to do… Read more »

I am kind of interested in the living abroad thing. As long as you physically exit the area of the US (50 states and territories) and properly check out of your controlling agency (Police / Sheriff) at your place of residence, and manage to get permanent residence status somewhere, what keeps you under US jurisdiction? There are certain countries that I know of (i.e. in Central America) where US Citizens can get residence status by just proving a steady stream of income (low, along the lines of SS benefits) or make a one-time deposit in a local bank. There is,… Read more »

I have lived outside of the USA 2 times while being a RSO. BOTH times I simply informed the police of my intent to move out of the STATE as required by law. They told me that I needed to provide them with proof that I was actually living in the other country. Since I was living as a “tourist” with a tourist visa I was renting furnished apartments and did not have any utility bills in my name. I could get however, a cell phone which showed my name and the address of the apartment I was renting. I… Read more »

@Tired – thank you for the info. That is kind of what I was thinking… One more note – not saying that I would not do it, but I do not see any language that requires a person checking out of one jurisdiction to provide proof to be living elsewhere. Or even informing anyone of your intention to leave the state. All you need to do is check out, and then you have x days to leave the state or get in trouble for being considered transient in your old state. If you move within the 50 states and territories… Read more »

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