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CA RSOL Meeting – January 10 in Los Angeles

The first California RSOL’s Meeting in 2015 will take place on January at 10 am in Los Angeles. The location is the usual location in Los Angeles, at the ACLU Building at 1313 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Start time is 10 am.

The meeting will cover general topics of interest, as well as specific issues pertinent at meeting time, in addition to offering invaluable opportunities to network with others affected by this issue, as well as activists and professionals. We will discuss pending legislation as well as the Supreme Court review of Residency Restrictions to be heard on December 2nd.

We welcome registrants, friends and family and other supporters to attend. The meeting is off-limits to media and government officials in order to ensure everyone’s privacy. There is no charge to attend.

Come kick the new year off to a successful start – Show up, Stand up, Speak up!

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  1. Dr

    I will be there for sure.

  2. David

    I’ve only recently learned of CARSOL’s existence, so I’m looking forward to attending the L. A. Meeting and getting lots of helpful information.
    I’m very glad this organization exists.
    See you January 10!

    • Janice Bellucci

      How did you learn of CA RSOL? We are glad that you heard of us and want to expand the group so that we can continue to educate.

  3. Harry

    I live near the Oregon border. Is there any chance for a meeting in the north state, like redding?

    • Janice Bellucci

      If you can find us a place to meet, we will be there.

      • Harry

        Thank you, Janice, for your response. I will be moving to Medford,Oregon in the next couple months, however, I will see what is available in Redding. Redding does have a very large RC base. I do not know how to get the word to them about CA RSOL.

      • Harry

        How many people? Are there any other criteria?

  4. AdvocateVoice

    Greetings –

    I have spent a considerable amount of time reading through the posts on this website, and I can personally related to many frustrations amongst the users of this site.

    Though I am now an expired sex offender, I fully support and see the necessity for substantial change in sex offender polices. In a nutshell, as I can sum everything up that I have read so far, sex offender policy is a very misleading propaganda machine that has resulted in human rights abuses.

    It is in my own opinion that it has come to a justifiable point that there needs to be very visible public outcry among sex offenders to go to the frontline to drive real needed changes. Invite family, friends, colleagues, bosses, classmates, neighbors, teachers, professors, supporting advocates, and anyone else who is significant in your life to participate in peaceful protests that are held a public parks, public libraries and at other civic establishments.

    The protests should be characterized that include people wearing Halloween costumes, others reading books from the library, some wearing athletic uniforms to play a sport in the park, etc. There should also be big signs that communicate the truth. Registered Sex Offenders who have a family should bring their spouse and children to the protest. Put on acts of how unjust sex offender registration laws have separated families and has violated fundamental rights.

    You must speak out — and not be afraid to do so! Taking to the streets in your communities to protest is the only way that mainstream society will ever be able to know the truth and realize the seriousness of the epidemic hysteria. Point out the real evil, which is mostly not registered sex offenders.

    Protesting does, especially as a registered sex offender, does involves risks but I believe the potential long range benefits outweigh whatever risks may remain for registered sex offenders. Many registered sex offenders have already been deprived of their live and rights, so participating in a protests isn’t going to involve losing too much more. If you want freedom again you will have to fight for it. You have the constitutional right to assemble and free speech. Take full advantage and make full use of that constitutional right!

    This can’t be a one day, one week, or even one month protests but it will most likely be a very long fight. By protesting, certain things will have to be sacrificed but this is at the expense of regaining your liberties and being able to live a peaceful life. We must take down the political sex offender propaganda machine.

    The objectives of the protests should be very clear:

    Liberation by abolishing all public shame sex offender registries, and foster a fair system of rehabilitation and reintegration into society of past offenders that is beneficial for everyone.

    Reform the criminal justice system to address the most serious predatory offenders/repeat offenders that involve bodily harm/forced rape, kidnapping, murder, and the like, but also to forgive when it is justly merited.

    As long as you fully paid your debt to society, there is no reason to feel ashamed! On the frontline, represent by who you ‘really’ are.

    The time is now! Get Organized! Speak out! Do it now!

    Be on the frontline a real change! Now GO! GO! GO!

    “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first. ” (Jim Morrison)

    AdvocateVoice

    • Timmr

      “Be the change you wish to see in this world.” In that regards reforming oneself is key to reforming the system. I am interested in what sort of social environments can be create to address violence before it happens. We’ve created a system that terrorizes groups of citizens, as a response to actual or perceived criminal activity. It’s not crime prevention. It’s social control. 200 years ago the state terrorized it’s citizenry with much more punitive laws than we have today. Death for stealing, physical branding, torture. If we look back then, life was much more violent than it is today. Mass propaganda makes it appear otherwise. I don’t think that is a coincidence. Slavery and the exclusion of a good portion of the citizenry from participating in the system was acceptable. Over the last thirty years we have gone backwards, and you can see the violent backlash on the streets today. Time maybe to go to the camps of other dispossessed groups and make the case for cooperation? If they will have us. Must show ourselves to be rehabilitated and have a better plan for everyone’s well being or fear will determine how we are perceived holding up signs of protest.

    • Timmr

      Also, I admire you for taking a position that you don’t have to for your own self interest. I thank you. I had protested years ago on another issue, under fear that I be fired from my job. That fear I have now, and the consequences are greater than then. I guess it takes telling yourself, this is the last straw, I got to do something.

  5. erich

    Can’t be there, but can a discussion be started about laws as relates to employment, such as expungement and such. Being off the registry means little if you can’t get hired.

  6. Sean

    I just came across this site (and group) and will do everything in my power to attend. I am so excited to have found this group and will be as actively involved as I possibly can be.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone in January!

    • Janice Bellucci

      And we look forward to meeting YOU! Attending “monthly” meetings is a great way to learn the latest information on the important issues as well as to share the challenges you are facing.

      • catch 22

        I am recently on Parole in Ventura County do you think I would have any trouble asking my PO for permission to go to L.A. to participate in the meetings ?

        • Rob

          I did Ventura County parole, got off 3 years ago, live in LA now. I had a parole officer who understood what “50 mile radius meant” and I lived in Simi, so I went to meetings, Dodger games, downtown LA, ANYWHERE in the 50 miles, but some of the “less intelligent” ones told others that they could NOT leave the county, which is INCORRECT! So ask your PO, but remember, Janice is YOUR LAWYER, so if there is an issue, you are meeting with YOUR LAWYER at her office, she maintains one at the ACLU building. This should allow you to attend.

          Good luck and see you there!

  7. Double A

    I went to the last meeting in Los Angeles. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I didn’t know what to expect. I thought there would be people with signs out front or something crazy like that. But once inside I felt totally safe and by the end of it I felt like I was surrounded by friends. I encourage everyone who is free and within driving distance to attend.
    I look forward to going this time around.

  8. veronicakilleen

    I wish i could attend..id tell bout my husband an i’s case of false arrest.how our kids lied to police..my daughter lied in court..committing a felony perjury.my case was a bias n predigiouse.i was forced to plea bargain.crimes that were never committed an there proof.
    Ive tried to prove innocence..cant afford an attorney..being on social security.my husband died in prison..after being attacked by anoii wanither inmate.he got 56 yrs for somthing he didnt do.ive lost everything..cant keep a home..when landlords find out im thrown out.ive slept in fields..abandon houses n such..csuse of this ive hadini strokes.
    My BP stays high..i cry all the time..i was attacked n beaten im partislly blind in my right eye..

  9. Frank

    I look forward to being there.

  10. Ron

    I am also anxious to attend one of these meetings, but like most of us Registered Citizens, travelling more than an hour from home is too expensive and my County has very little in the way of public transportation as we have no train or Greyhound services. I look forward to the day I have the opportunity to attend and be with others in this awful situation. I’m in Lake County which is small, poor and isolated.

  11. David

    Very good meeting today. Helpful information. Nice to meet Janice, Chance, Frank et al.
    I look forward to the day when residency restrictions are recognized as “banishment” and
    SORNA is challenged at the U. S. Supreme Court as the “punishment” it is.

  12. joel rosenberg

    when is the next meeting, i missed the January meeting

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