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And here were are on MONTH 11 following the hearing by the 9th Circuit about Proposition 35 emails…remember that? Yes, it’s been 327 days… way over 300 days and coming up on a YEAR since the hearing on September 9 of last year. What is going on?? All three justices have given opinions on several other cases that were heard after this case. In some, those cases were heard as late as May of this year! So what is taking them so long?? Yes, I fear the worst. The case was a classic open-shut case, especially with the eviscerating questioning… Read more »

Well, it’s August and this week I have the thrilling reminder of not only getting one year older but that I am on the Registered Sex Offender List! What a delightful way of celebrating what most consider a joyful day.

For me it is simply an indignity to be reminded of the day that the legal system screwed me over. Of the corruption and greed that exists in unprofessional lawyers. And makes my resentment toward my country grow that much stronger as more of my freedoms are taken away and I am victimized again and again.

Happy Birthday to me!

How many times have I had those same thoughts. Thank you for expressing them. Frankly, it is yet another punishment registration imposes, one never mentioned, a psychological thrashing that ruins the one day of the year that is supposed to be yours alone to feel special. It nukes that specialness. It is a psychological aggression not all that dissimilar to the humiliation various facets of registration impose on registrants. Gee, the humiliation of appearing at the police station to register was once one of the punishments cited by the California Supreme Court (a former court makeup) to rule that registration… Read more »

Anyone seen this?

http://www.megansmatch.com/

Funny? Creepy? Illegal? Thoughts?

My only thought on that is that it illustrates the stupidity of having personal information available to the public and shows how it can be abused (legally abused) and turned into a joke!

This makes a joke out of this travesty and further adds to the indignity of this abuse we face daily by the government of the United States Of America.

A land I no longer respect or am not proud to have to admit that I am a citizen of!

If any California registrant is on this website, please mention it here. There may be a basis for taking legal steps. NOTE: Don’t mention your actual name!! Just say you have found yourself there. The more California registrants, the more the possibility of moving forward legally on this.

I found myself on this site and would get in on any legal action against this site’s owners.

It would appear that they’re using the “Megan’s Law Website” with no intention other than to harass P.C.290 registrants. This is not an informational website, but rather a mean spirited satire site. I’m not sure that “The Megan Nicole Kanka foundation” would see the humor in this site either. I found myself quickly with some help from the search criteria.

California RSOL recently became aware of this website and we are preparing a strategy to address it. The content on the website incites violence and provides the home addresses of registered citizens. It must be stopped.

Janice – Just wanted to let you know I have found my loved one’s name on this despicable website.

I tried to see if my husbands info was on this site. It appears to list every 290 registrant in CA. The list was way to long for me to keep scrolling thru so I assume its simply copied from the Megans law website.

You can adjust the search criteria to reduce the number of registrants that come up. I found myself on it right away by doing this.

Ok didnt realize you can put in *preferred* criteria.
Yes he is on it, and its the same pic as on the Megans law website. the pic was done while he was incarcerated. Its all a bunch of bs anyway.
but I guess its so so funny. (I dont have my sarcastic font available right now for whatever reason……..)
Sheesh.

The doj should be worried that someone is hijacking their data.

Uh, I almost forgot, they’re not responsible for any downrange misuse of said information, abuse of and slander of victims of their registry and their families.

It would be good to see them alter the law that would make any secondary publication of this data illegal.

IT IS ILLEGAL the first page on the Meg site “the 1 that tells You if You are a sex offender You cant go any farther” Same page says Quite clearly ” IF ANY info is used for harass Us Or our families they will be charged,,,,,! So The Owners Of that site WILL BE responsible for ANY violence Towards Us..Just be Aware of Your Surroundings it is gonna get stupid, Oh Wait it Already IS!

The DOJ has been Hacked so has every other agency & THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING…It is called “Social Genocide” it takes awhile but all that is needed is a little fire under the public every so often to play OVER & Over & Guess What happens?Violence plain & Simple it feeds the Machine & WE are the Grease that keeps it running & The Fuel to keep Going!

I feel a Undue Stress Case with Exponential Secondary Factors that ARE Creating a Mental Duress via social media resulting in but not limited to the fallowing;Jobless, Homeless, Heart disease, Hair loss, stress, damaged property, poisoning & killing of our pets & Us, The damage done to Our Children & Family,,Which For Most was FAMILY,,So How much more family Unit destruction is needed to achieve their goal? just askin??? WHAT IS THE GOAL???

Janice was successful in getting http://www.megansmatch.com removed on August 21, 2014. The site was only active for about a month after she stated on August 3 that “California RSOL recently became aware of this website.” Thank you Janice, and the CA-RSOL Board of Directors.

WOW!!! That is messed Up!that site has a check box by the Name A)Marry, B)F^*k & C)KILL …& That is Legal Under Comedy? Well Do Not Get Me started This is Way Wrong and ex post facto Punishment if I Ever seen it,,,I need to take a sexier picture…Then If I am attractive I Might get lucky worst case I leave a good lookin’ Corpse!!!HAhahahhaahahahaa….Game On I Guess…That site is 2000lbs of Nuts in a 5 lb sack,,,some one is gonna get hurt I can see it Now!

I just looked up on the map. In my area, I found a guy who is 89 years old on that site! 89 years old!

I’ll bet he was convicted of indecent exposure back in 1945 — a second count, so a felony! (The same offense can involve multiple counts!)

Frankly, anyone who is 89 years old should never have to register! This guy is even right by a nursing home.

Strange; I tried to access the page and it says not available or takes me to a Time Warner search page!?

There is no more information on that point to be had from anyone but the court. Frankly, let them take all the time they want. As long as they do, that law is on hold. If they uphold that law, it will be enforced, so no rush on that. If they overrule that law, the matter will be appealed anyway – to the very conservative US Supreme Court. In fact, I expect no matter what they rule, it will be going to SCOTUS. SCOTUS will be a harder sell than the Ninth Circuit — so the longer it is before… Read more »

Sorry, that comment got in the wrong location. I was responding to Eric Knight’s comment above, the first one posted for the month.

You are “absolutely” correct. While the preliminary injunction continues, the requirements of Prop. 35 are held in abeyance. The only thing better is a permanent injunction. Perhaps that will come after the election in November.

First, I am thankful that the electronic email and user ID (EID) registration requirements are being held in abeyance. The fact that the judges got that part right is heartening, and doesn’t burden registrants from the immediate effect of registering EID’s. So far, so good. I got that and appreciate that. My concern, though, goes beyond the short-term ramifications of abeayance to that of the potential for the long-term effect of losing the decision. As more time is being spent on deliberations based upon a case that, by all appearances, actions, and responses rendered by the judges during oral arguments,… Read more »

Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America Chrysanthi S. Leon From Megan’s Law to Jessica’s Law, almost every state in the nation has passed some law to punish sex offenders. This popular tough-on-crime legislation is often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media, and usually features harsh sentences, lifetime GPS monitoring, a dramatic expansion of the civil commitment procedures, and severe restrictions on where released sex offenders may live. In Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles, Chrysanthi Leon argues that, while the singular notion of the sexual boogeyman has been used to… Read more »

30 Years Later, Key Figures Reflect On McMartin Preschool Case

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/08/04/30-years-later-key-figures-reflect-on-mcmartin-child-abuse-case/

The thing was that, apart from the CII doctors, none of the 124 witnesses called during the trial, or 800 exhibits in court, offered an corroborating evidence to support the prosecutor’s allegations.

Interesting article with a completely new view. That woman makes sense.

http://theavtimes.com/2014/08/02/consider-an-alternative-to-fear-and-judgment/

avloper:

I read the article and am quite frankly shocked that someone in the Antelope Valley has had such a profound change of heart. The comments are another story. I also have to assume people in the AV don’t have a whole lot to do to occupy their time and have more hate than compassion.

Luke 6:37 “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”

My son told me that before he gets out of prison he has to attend some kind of sex offender class or be evaluated for so many days. Does anyone know anything about this.And does it mean anything?

This sounds worse than it is, it’s basically therapy for “sex offenders.” At least it was for me. For two years I was forced to take these and it’s group therapy. It is a place that one can share thoughts and experiences. If you are in Orange County, I strongly suggest Paul Larson. Best part is that you can choose from a list, so do your research first before you pick. Once you do, you may have a hard time changing depending on your PO.

Diane,
I am not positive, but I think that anyone being released from prison having a sex related offense has to be evaluated. Once released, they usually have to attend monthly meetings. Hopefully someone will come along and be able to give you a more precise answer. Procedures might have changed since our son was released in 2009.

If you are in Orange County stay away from a guy named RENDON in Santa Ana. He’s a former probation officer who is now a “therapist”, but he is really a part of the “sex abuse industry” who still acts like he’s still a PO. The only ting he has going for him is that he is cheap,and you get what you pay for, if you don’t have the money to go to one of the REAL doctors on the county list. He dissuades RSOs from complaining to the court if they are being harassed by their PO and sets… Read more »

While at first look he might think this is a hassle but he should make an attempt to get as much as he can out of it. His system will be in shock once he is out, many years later he’ll realize that therapy is a great thing and listening to others issues will help him deal with his own, sex offense related or not. My 2 cents.

I am on parole and facing this therapy as a condition of my parole . I am worried about the Polygraphs , how often do they do them and do they go on fishing expeditions with them ? How often are these “therapy sessions ” last and when do they end ? What is the best way to get thru this ?

Ronald – Don’t worry about the polygraph. They CANNOT use any negative results to incarcerate/violate you. If you do have “questionable” results, your “therapist” will harrass you about it, but that is all they can do. TELL THEM NOTHING!! They are cops in disguise, they are NOT there to help you. Easiest way to get through that “therapy” is to remain as quiet and uninvolved as you possibly can. REMEMBER they tell your PO EVERYTHING!!! Oh, and in 3 years, I only had one of those stupid polygraphs, and it was 100 percent WRONG, it said I was lying about… Read more »

I would like to ask all of the legal minds and smarter-than-me people a question. I know a 288(a) if a straight felony, but is a 664.288(a) a straight felony or can it be considered a “wobbler”? I’m confused, my PD is confused and nobody has the answer? Is it discretionary? I’m in the process of felony reduction now, so that’s why I’m asking. Any supporting case law? Lewis, Marinelli, Tirey?
Thank you all and thank God for CARSOL.

They are both straight felonies.

Here is a link to a list of wobblers in California.

http://www.recordgone.com/california_felony_wobblers.htm

Just came out of court today and was granted a 17(b) and 1203.4. I now have a clean record. My final step is the Hofsheier motion to request relief from 290 registration. The judge is objective, open minded, and she seems to have a heart.

I just want to let others know to always stay strong, have faith, and never lose hope. You will ultimately prevail.

NPS, Thanks for the response. I’ve been told that any 288(a) is a straight felony, including the attempted 288(a). What I haven’t found is any plain language in the statute that specifically includes “attempt” in the wording. In People v Lewis, Lewis was first denied 1203.4 relief because of a 664.288(a) conviction, but the appellate court granted that relief, citing that attempt was not in the plain language of the statute (1203.4) but that a straight 288(a) was. The courts response is very good, so I’m going to have my PD file for reduction on both charges, one of which… Read more »

Hello Everyone, I Am putting a SO support group together in Bakersfield, Kern County. If Anyone wishes to help Me Achieve this Goal Please E mail Me at:1kerncarsol@gmail.com I Believe that if No One Wants to help Us WE MUST HELP each other…That Simple! Have Faith & All is possible. Sometimes it takes Just 1 To Have the Hootspah to “Just Do It”! Well I’m That Guy. So e-Mail Me & We can discuss Issues & ways to deal with them in a peaceful legal manner yet Get ER DONE! I have been Crime free since My release in 2002… Read more »

I would support your meetings I wish you were here in Ventura County , I go to AA for other support but there is no one to talk to about my 290 issues . Does anyone know how long I will have to wear my GPS device ? I am told I have 3 yrs parole could that be shortened if so how . I am 63 yo retired and never been in trouble with the law before . I will be starting some kind of group therapy soon is there anything I should be careful of regarding that ?… Read more »

Ronald – I was on parole in VTA county almost 3 years ago, off now, thankfully! You will NOT get off parole early, don’t believe what anyone tells you. You will have to wear that thing the entire time, and will hate every minute of it. You will have to go to those idiotic meetings for your entire parole, they will not dischage you early: you pay their salaries! The GOOD news is that, yes it will end, and yes you can resume your life, but for now, just go with the flow and do what they say. The more… Read more »

Rob
I would like to talk more , could you contact me at strandbuff@gmail.com I would appreciate it . Thanks Ron

I emailed you,no response yet. Check your spam folder. Feel free to contact me anytime.

Rob

I was expecting to be on parole for 5 years but was released in a year and a half. Did have gps moniter the entire time. I was forced to live in my car for most of the time but still worked every day. I participated in all manditory counseling and the therapist actually recommended my early release. Been 4 years since then. Dont give up even if you have to do the entire parole. A mostly normal life is possible if you have the strength to make it through.

Thank you for your advice , what county did you parole to ? Did you have to wear your GPS after your shortened parole ? Any idea on how hard it would be for me to take a short trip to Colorado to see my beloved 85 yo dad ? Again I appreciate your advice .
Thanks Ron

Come on People IF Your On Parole I Get it,” No Contact” But If You Are not and in Kern County E-Mail Me There Are Things We Can do to support & help each other.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Suspect-in-girl-s-death-to-be-charged-as-adult-5681731.php

So many people were quit to jump on the father for the rape of his own child because of a past assault charge (NOT molestation as others kept referencing).

Many were quick to shout stranger danger as local law enforcement harassed local registrants.

Oh wait, it was a 17 year old “child” who wasn’t a registered sex offender. Oh and he was a close family friend no less.

How’s that Megan’s Law working for you?

Any state, any entity, any ideaology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete.

More Media whoring by US Marshall’s promoting fear and a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. The person who conceived this exaggerated hype probably has an attraction to little boys in baseball uniforms and is transposing his personal demons onto people who could care less about this tournament. It leads one to believe that these Marshall’s have too much time on their hands. We need to cut back on this wasteful spending which usually produces a few inane parole violations.

Sex offenders near Little League tourney checked
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/13/sex-offenders-near-little-league-tourney-checked/

So finally.. this is it.. My student loan can’t be paid in full and now the student loan people is now approaching the Department of Education to enforce and garnish. On the request of Review section 11.. When I borrowed this guaranteed student loan to attend #### (school), I had a condition (physical, mental, age, criminal record) that prevented me from meeting State requirements for performing the occupation for which it trained me. This section seems to be the best bet in my case… At the time of enrollment my criminal record wouldn’t stop me, but since the laws escalated… Read more »

Ran into an interesting situation recently. Anyone who is a registrant should consider the numerous problems with what is presented below. For family, friends, and close associates of registrants think about how harmful a negative reaction to the following scenario doesn’t solve anything. As a registrant I believe it’s important to be an advocate for creating an environment where logical and non judgemental discussions can begin. Specifically on topics not openly talked about or subject matter talked about from only one side. Not all of these discussions would focus on sexuality, sex offenses, attraction, or other topics connected to sex,… Read more »

I think it may be worthwhile in your case to revisit counseling and try to redirect your interests for the betterment of yourself and those in your life – especially as a registrant.

While we are all free to pursue our interests, maybe a redirection will serve to remove controversial subject matter and help you move such quandaries you describe here.

Best of luck to you.

I have a question regarding taking my child to school. My child will be starting school at an Orange County California school this year and I will be going on school grounds to pick her up, attend parent meetings, all the regular stuff. Does anyone know if I need to let the school know that I am a registered sex offender? Does it matter that my crime was not against a child? Just want to follow the law even if it means telling the school officials about my 20 year past. Thanks to all.

My opinion is that as long as you are not bound by parole or probation conditions, you should be able to perform all parenting duties required and not suffer retribution or obstruction or any type of ex post facto punishment. You may need to remind the staff at the school about your child’s needs not to be singled out, harassed, ostracized and otherwise emotionally abused by the law – should be everyone’s top priority. Demand what their position is in relation to the emotional well being of your child and that you are a custodial parent in full compliance with… Read more »

My kids attend Catholic school in LA. When people became aware of my past I ended up having a meeting with lawyers for the archdiocese. I am allowed on school grounds and attend everything. I do have rules like..not using the bathroom. I never had a problem with one parent but occasionally the principal would call me to let me know someone “new” in the school is asking questions about you. We’d discuss it he would be apologetic, but just wanted to let me know. In answer to your question most definitely yes talk to the principal and bring someone… Read more »

PLEASE DO NOT follow any advice you hear on the internet, including this site. PLEASE DO review California Penal Code Section 626.81 http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/626.81.html That is the (state) law. Tread lightly. 626.81. (a) A person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290, who comes into any school building or upon any school ground without lawful business thereon and written permission indicating the date or dates and times for which permission has been granted from the chief administrative official of that school, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Think they won’t haul you off in cuffs in… Read more »

Very often schools are used as places to vote. It’s an interesting conflict. Is there any case law on point?

This was brought up on this site in the past. And yes, it is a violation of a citizen’s most basic rights. It really does not get more basic than that. And no, absentee ballot voting is not the same.

But, just like the park bans, unless someone stands up and takes a chance and files a lawsuit absolutely nothing is going to change.

On this topic, I just saw this article….

http://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/news/2014-08-27/News/Mixup_nearly_costs_sex_offender_5_years_in_prison.html

Just when you think it cannot get any more absurd there is yet another story that proves me wrong and renders me speechless. I mean, seriously, do we have nothing better to do with our time and resources? What a pathetic joke.

Hello,

I am in Orange County. RSO recently discharged from parole. I have lost all contact with friends. Unemployed, broke and struggling. Isolated. Looking to make changes. Looking for some support. A friendly face. A job. Counseling. Suggestions. Need to reintroduce myself to the human race. Email is scoop213@gmail.com. Thanks.

I appreciate the comments to my question regarding being on school grounds of my young child. Especially useful was the penal code wording. I clearly need to inform the school’s principal of my past. It’s probably best that way anyway. If/WHEN a teacher or parent becomes aware of my status I don’t want them to panic, but instead feel confident about the safety of all. I hope the Principal and teacher will still treat us with the respect and friendliness we have enjoyed. It is a private Christian school so hope they follow the bible teachings as it relates to… Read more »

Hopefully the “christians” will show you some mercy. The one tip I can give you is try and go as long as you can before you start to tell people about your past. I never told anyone at our school about my past so when it came online people had already known me for three years and pretty much let it slide. Try to build friendships and hope for the best.

Hello, In 1997 I was convicted of 261 a 4. I received probation and community service. Since that time I received a 1203.4 that reduced the Felony to a Misdemeanor and then vacated the charge. I subsequently received a COR from a judge. My petition for a pardon is held up in the Prison Board Review because it is no longer a Felony. I am aware that a Governor Pardon is not only unrealistic, but would force more publicity on me anyway through the papers and will still show up in public records. Because of my past, I was recently… Read more »

Still Trying – Please call California RSOL for an attorney referral on this matter.

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