Peaceful Protest to be held in the City of Carson on March 7

California RSOL will lead a peaceful protest in the City of Carson on Saturday, March 7, in order to highlight the harm done by the city’s sex offender ordinance.  That ordinance bans registered citizens from being present in or within 300 feet of public places including the library, parks and swimming pools as well as private places including fast food restaurants that have a children’s playground.

The peaceful protest will begin at Carson City Hall at 10 a.m. near the water fountain.  Registered citizens, family members, and all who support them are invited to join the event.  Refreshments will be served.

“This is a unique opportunity for registered citizens and those who support them to show up, stand up and speak up,” stated California RSOL vice president Chance Oberstein.

The event will include a march to John D. Calas Sr. Park near the intersection of 223rd and Cluff Streets.  The current city law prohibits registered citizens from visiting this park, however, family members and supporters are welcome there.  Registered citizens will be served lunch at a distance outside the 300-foot limit.

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The other day I was looking for couple houses to rent in Carson.
I was surprised to find couple housing that are “affordable”

maybe I should move there.

Well, I’ve just read the City of Carson’s laws and it’s both very disturbing and rather hateful. The requirements are extremely prejudicial and the city leaders are essentially attempting to argue that first time offenders are being incapable of being rehabilitated? Furthermore, the idea of being unable to visit a public library or pool is highly disturbing! What if I owned a McDonalds with a at ground and this law was later instituted? Or, what if I wanted to visit Ikea? There is a small children’s playground present within the premise? I’ve never heard of anything like this. Who would ever believe this if I had mentioned this was possible 10 years ago? While spending a brief time in LA County over 20 years ago for a misdemeanor/summary probation/since expunged for a massage parlor incident, I became aware that Carson/also through prison ministries has a high percentage of gang members, drug dealers and other illegal activity/prostitution/massage parlors? Yet, the Mayor/the last Mayor/Filipino I think was convicted of a crime and deported/ continues to focus on people with a less than 2 percent recidivism rate? From my past experiences/sorry/I have first hand knowledge, the Philippines is in the current mess that it’s in secondary to the corrupt politicians and past 4-5 presidents? So, it appears we have another over zealous politician out of control as well. I suggest the peaceful demonstration and hopefully the corrupt civic leader will show up and continue to show how truly ignorant he is !

There’s also the fact that these ordinances are going to basically bar every rso from higher education since nearly all college campuses now have daycare centers

KFI radio announced protest, there will be overwhelming presence of conservative listeners aiming to stone the rights of Registered SO’s.

Any women needing a ride from San Diego? I have room in the car.

It’s too bad Mike Gipson, ex-Councilmember from Carson and current California Assemblyman who is co-sponsoring a bill with Bill Brough to make it legal for cities to make their own local sex offender restrictions which are illegally still on the books, did not learn anything about civil rights from his former boss, Mervyn Dymally. Dymally unfortunately has passed away years ago. Mike Gipson was Dymally’s chief of staff, if we are to believe Gipson’s campaign website claims. It just seems so hard to believe. Dymally got rid of California’s Sodomy law and was good on registrant issues through the years.

Or, no Mike Gipson claims to be one of Mervyn Dymally’s former staff aides. I think Dymally would be opposed to Brough/Gibson and Leyva’s bill/(s?) Dymally was a great man and could have been California’s first black governor since he was Lt. Gov in the 1970’s when Jerry Brown was Gov and if Brown would have become president, then Dymally as Lt. Gov would have become Gov. Gipson will always remain in this mans shadow if he supports draconian restrictions against U.S. citizens.

I think someone should ask Lula Davis-Holmes if she is really sure she wants to go down in history as The City of Carson’s Anita Bryant.

All, right, I’m taking any last minute suggestions for slogans for some signs I’m making.

I will violate tomorrow’s ban and welcome the said illegal arrest of my person. I saved my son’s life twice because I was there to do so, but these bans violate more that a registrant’s Rights but also that of their children to have their first line of protection (their parent) present with them in parks…My presentation before the Orange County Supervisors on 05-08-2012 under public comments (I’m the first presenter) exposes the whole issue.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!! May it be a peaceful and successful day.

Do you think this will garner sympathy from the general public?

I will not be at this event today, really hoping you guys/gals stay safe out there. Keep cool, keep collected while you demonstrate and hopefully law enforcement will not try and intimidate or harass anyone there. I fully expect a lot of media coverage on this event, so keep your best face forward and good luck.

Too far to participate but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep fighting the good fight, and know that there is an army of support behind you.

I went it was good.
I was expecting the city council mrmbers to show up and tell us they were there to protected their city children’s
They knew we were coming but I think they chicken out.
If they did then I didn’t see any of them
We got couple Thumb up from citizen as We March.
Thanks Janice

Next: A peaceful march on the Mexican border, to bring attention to government imposed travel restrictions.

Good turnout, however, an arrest for violation of the city’s park restriction could have helped us focus light on it’s overall stupidity. More media coverage could have stimulated much needed dialogue on the reasonableness of many of California’s sex offender laws.