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Sex offender can continue to post photos, judge says

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that a convicted sex offender can distribute and post photos of court employees online to protest the city’s sex offender registry.

____ ____, a former pornographer who served more than a decade in prison for a sexual performance using a minor, posted the photos of employees from D.C.’s Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) on saying that sex-offender registries are unfair. A court employee filed for a civil protection order, accused him of stalking and asked the court to have ____ to remove her photo. Full Article

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Don’t know if this has been posted yet:
Good verdict.

Also, I don’t see John Walsh on that list.

First amendment FTW! This is gonna open a big can of worms!

I’m laughing, I cant believe it! I actually laughed for the first time in a long time!!!!!

Hmm, this is a very much trickier action and ruling than it appears at first. This registrant is hitting home with judges and court personnel about how wrong the rulings are that posting on the Web is not punishment, is inconsequential. Still, if he really wants to make the point, he needs to start posting photos and info on each and every one of the judges themselves, and every negative thing he can find about them no matter how long ago or inconsequential, along with location maps either approximating their homes or specifically identifying their homes (I’ll bet there is… Read more »

I agree with most of what you are saying, but have to disagree with some of it. I agree that this ruling is a double-edged sword in that it could both help and harm our cause. I disagree about its ultimate impact because it is only a decision by a state superior court. We will need to wait and see if this decision is appealed and if so how the appellate court decides. Finally, I agree that ACLU has not fully supported our cause. Please remember, however, that ACLU in San Francisco is leading the challenge of Prop. 35 and… Read more »

I agree with you. I didn’t mean to suggest that a lower court ruling was precedent, was simply addressing what had been suggested in the article. Even if the ACLU up north is doing something on one thing, all the ACLUs around the country should have jumped on this crap the moment is was proposed by the Clinton administration and Janet Reno — it was so obviously a matter central to what the ACLU was supposed to stand against. But they were completely silent about it, no where to be found. I personally contacted the Southern California chapter and tried… Read more »

“A court employee filed for a civil protection order, accused him of stalking…”

So, because he comes in to register under force of threat of prosecution, HE is stalking!!! Okay, I bet there’s a very simple solution…make him not have to register. I have a funny feeling he won’t be back to “stalk” her and take her photo.

There are consequences to EVERY action we take in this RSO fight/war. Mr Sobin’s action to fight is NO DIFFERENT than any other fight we choose to take to them. Let us fight fire with fire. You say this can harm OUR cause more ???? How so ? You cannot harm most rso’s MUCH MORE than THEY already HAVE been HARMED ,thus far. Ya get my point ? Thx for reading !!! FORWARD we MARCH with strength,dignity and wisdom 🙂

Be cautious when embarking on tactics that extoll revenge. We are trying to prove that their behavior and gross misuse of power is wrong, yet we are doing the same thing under the protection of free speech. The lawmakers have distorted the original concepts of these laws so greatly, we all know it is beyond reason. We should not anger these already dangerously ignorant people and cause more hastily enacted legislation, that will harm us further, in response. I know that I will immediately be branded a coward by some, but we have to rise above the fray if we… Read more »

I do not think of revenge. That would be petty and counterproductive.

What we should think about are the most effective actions we can take to stop this insanity and neutralize the sick system that produces it.

Working together we have tremendous power.

@j First off Janice, you are NOT a coward and I agree we have to rise above the fray if we are to prove that we are pursuing justice. HOWEVER, listen to the you tube from DENNIS SOBIN again. He hit the nail on the head by getting ‘in their faces’. You say his kind of tactics MAY extoll revenge ? The lawmakers HAVE NOT been revengeful ALREADY the last 10 years with what they have done to us rso’s and KEEP doing to us ? Are you serious ? It is as plain as day. You REALLY believe they… Read more »

I remember the ACLU defending the 1st Amendment right for American Nazis to march through a Jewish neighborhood. Similar objections were raised, it trampled on the feelings of people in the community. It would lead to violence. Actual violence didn’t occur, but feelings were trampled. It was a tough call. So is the 2nd Amendment, when you allow the public to own guns, innocent people can get hurt. So too when the government doesn’t have habeus corpus, some heinous crimes will go unpunished. When a longer sentence may have stopped a crime, because you can’t go back and punish people… Read more »

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