ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings | Recordings (3/20 Recording Uploaded)
Emotional Support Group Meetings
ACSOL’s Online EPIC Conference: Empowered People Inspiring Change Sept 17-18, 2021


MN: Does ‘justice for all’ include sex offenders? (Opinion)

“And justice for all.” Boy, did I believe that as a child, when I placed my hand on my chest and recited the Pledge of Allegiance with fellow grade-school classmates. Although I grew up and smelled the coffee, that ideal is still implanted in my psyche.

Dan Gustafson also grew up not only believing in it but walking the talk as a trial lawyer. On Monday, the former high school dropout, twice named a “super lawyer” in Minnesota by a prestigious legal magazine, will go to bat in a federal courtroom in St. Paul for a group of people who have put the justice-for-all concept to perhaps one of its greatest tests.

I’m talking here about the 720 males and one woman civilly committed and undergoing treatment at secure facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter as part of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. Full Opinion Piece

Related: Constitutional Test for Minnesota Sex Offender Program

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
  • Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  • Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  • Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  • Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  • Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  • We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  • We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  • Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  • Please do not post in all Caps.
  • If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
  • We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  • We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  • Please choose a user name that does not contain links to other web sites
  • Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

The motivation, behind all sex offender laws are hate, which is, getting harder to conceal by the public safety lie.

“But it’s really important that our system of justice doesn’t decide things on whether we think the people are hateful or awful. Defending the due-process rights of the people society loves to hate is the most important thing a lawyer can do.” Dan Gustafson sounds like an amazing man with the same true American morals and ideals as Janice. Since I stumbled upon this site I have been waiting for another freedom fighter to step forward; could this be the person? We’ll see and should be able to tell by what he does after this case; win or lose. I’m… Read more »

Sure, justice for all – except the ones deemed unworthy of a second chance!

America is a joke to the rest of the world.

“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for man to live without breaking laws.”
– Ayn Rand, 1957

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x