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Sex offenders congregate to reform laws they consider too harsh

American Bar Association  Journal – More than 700,000 people are now registered sex offenders, and some among that group are fighting to change or overturn laws that they consider too harsh.

More than 100 people attended a conference held in Los Angeles a few weeks ago to advocate for reform, the New York Times reports. Those attending the meeting—and other conferences like it—claim the sex offender laws are unconstitutional and ineffective.

In California, for example, sex offenders can’t live within 2,000 feet of a school, park or playground. In the state’s Orange County and several of its cities, sex offenders are banned from visiting public parks or beaches. Full Article

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Thank you, American Bar Association, for reporting on our conference! It is articles like this that help to attract attorneys who can join our worthy cause and overturn the laws which continue to deny civil rights to anyone labeled a “sex offender”. I say this even though there are some factual errors in the report and even though some who comment upon need a quick education. Our voice is being heard and that is a good thing.

Thank you, Janice, you are truly our guardian angel.

Why do we, or anyone, have to fight for the rights & freedoms we’re “supposed to be” entitled to? There should be a test in place by now (considering all of the civil cases brought to win our U.S. inherent rights) to gauge a petition or bill before it can be put on the ballot for a vote; it’s common sense!

…common sense doesn’t get VOTES.

Indeed, the sex offender issue advocacy should be a main point for all legal professionals to follow, if at the very least the “canary in the mine” when it comes to civil rights as a whole to all of humanity.

All you who comment here ought to leave a comment on this ABA site. There is a lot of misinformation expressed there.

I am an individual who’s life has been destroyed because of the “amended law” to change one’s tier level on the Department of Public Safety’s sex offender website, based only on one’s past. I disagree with their decision to change me from tier 1, which is where I’ve been for the last 25 years, and move me to tier 2; disclosing all personal information, place of residence and photos. I did have a family before this happened, but after having my life (fiance’ and child) threatened by people I don’t know in the community, I chose to leave my home… Read more »

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