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CA RSOL Meeting – May 9 in Los Angeles

The monthly meeting for May will take place on May 9 in Los Angeles at 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 main focus of discussion will center on the recent California Supreme Court decisions about residence restrictions.

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.

Show up, Stand up, Speak up!

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  1. Nicholas Maietta

    We need answers NOW. Not later, but now. Too many of us who I’ve talked with are at a complete loss as to what we’re supposed to do. Do we stay in our homes, or do we leave?

    I am seriously disappointing in lack of information on this website because i turn to this site as my official source of information relating to the California side of things. There must be a darn good reason why it’s so quite here relating to the rulings.

    • steve

      Nicholas you need to remember the people that run this website do this out of the goodness of their hearts. If you want legal info go out and pay for a lawyer.

      • Moderator

        Many, if not all, of us here are volunteers, indeed.

        At this point it should be reiterated that everything here is purely informational and NOTHING on this site is to be construed as legal advice. For that it is recommended to hire an attorney. *** Moderator ***

    • Hookscar

      If you are not on probation or parole live where you want. If you want legal information, call a lawyer or e-mail Janice for specific answers. This website enables RCs and their family and friends to voice their opinions and see how the rulings are around the country. I can honestly say that reading all the comments and articles on this site have shown me that the laws are changing and so is opinions. I can honestly say that I see the registries being ruled unconstitutional. When? I do not know, but after 16 years of being on a registry I see a light at the end of the tunnel.
      If you want to do something, go to a meeting and see what you can do.

      • Nicholas Maietta

        You are assuming i’m just kicking back, complaining without having done anything or gone to any meetings? You’d be wrong:

        I purposely chose San Diego as my first choice when moved, so i can attend my first CA RSOL conference. Mind you, this was a 2 day drive from where i used to live. Think about that.

        Also, I’ve been writing software and automation for years now, building the tools to launch a massive network to give registrants and their family members realtime information like a newswire service. I’ve also been working to connect up with various individuals to coordinate a massive project that connects the dots everywhere in the reform movement. I have moved up to Fresno from there since, but have been building a new network and about to get really busy with it more so than ever, given recent legal situations going on around the country.

        Also, since having moved to the middle of the state, i have attended several of the conferences and will say this much, the information provided there was almost nothing new from what i already knew just because of my connections and advocacy work. Please understand you like others here on this site jump to conclusions without realizing who I am or what i’m all about or my abilities or resources i’ve provided to many people such as yourself and various other organizations.

        As of tonight, i will be shutting down all my work in the reform movement, as i’ve been seeing a buildup of those cold shouldering me for months now.

        That light at the end of the tunnel is more likely to be a train if we’re not paying attention.

        The only way i can avoid being removed from my home in California “fore sure” is to move back to the very county I just came from. How dumb is that? Paying for a lawyer when i thought we already had one.. doesn’t make sense.

        What also doesn’t make sense is the fact that we have a RSOL California chapter but i guess i was wrong to think of what it is that they do. As such, i will be resigning from the National RSOL Marketing Committee as well.

        Thank you all for your work, but i’m not working along side any of you any more.

        • Hookscar

          Seems to me that CARSOL needs to have a full time legal staff that is always active in the courts. I myself are looking at legal advice, but I cannot afford to retain. I have always believed that a class action lawsuit that names all interested RCs, filed in a federal court for the constitutional violations of the registry. When Megans law was passed, no studies were done. Studies have shown that have been done since, showing how the law is useless and draconian.
          If a class action is sought, I will be first in line. If it doesn’t cost me. LOL
          Because my abilities are limited both financially and physically(I am disabled), I have to rely on people that do. I read the forum and comments every day now and appreciate all the work everyone is doing on our behalf. Please do not think that your work is not important. I live in San Diego, if you need me to help in any way I can, I will. As long as I can do it from my home.

        • Anonymous Nobody

          Resources are limited. Sure, it would be nice to have a staff a top lawyers dedicated to nothing by reviewing court decisions and filing a cases. But that takes big time money and resources, and what is spent on that cannot be available for other things. IN another thread, I’ll bet someone will complain CA RSOL isn’t do more to lobby, but that takes resources too.

          Frankly, I would think something called the American Civil Liberties Union should have been all over this crap since it was first pushed through by Bill Clinton — after all, this is the biggest and harshest violation of civil rights since black people were segregated, which means for the lifetime of many or most people here. If the ACLU did what it is supposed to be doing, this group could hit the other stuff that needs to be done, which it is trying to do.

          I also note, we are dealing with laws, and so everyone seems to think our salvation will be in the courts. I don’t know what it is going to take for people here to realize that idea has been proven wrong 100 times over — the court have proven over and over and over again that it will not let any truth or fact or logic to get in the way of oppressing former sex offenders as harshly as possible, law and civil right be damned. All the courts, across the country, most especially the California Supreme Court. The courts are going to uphold just about anything.

          This is NOT the court system most of us grew up with, we will not be getting salvation from the courts. We also will not be getting it from the politicians. The only place we will be getting anything is from our biggest enemy: the people. And no one but us will be getting that from them.

          We all have to step up OUR game at getting the information out to the public, letting the public see us, see us march, see us as good people, see what is being done to us, see how even studies show it is a complete failure anyway, has accomplished nothing. There is no one in this entire country who will be doing that — but you and me, all of us.

          As long as everyone here keeps wanting someone else to come to come to our salvation, we will suffer only more and more impossibly draconian things, because no one is going to come to our salvation, gee, especially not the courts or the politicians. We are the ones who must come to our salvation, each and every one of us. No one person, or a handful of people at CA RSOL, can do it for us.

          It will take all of us. CA RSOL can help, it can take the lead, it can organize us, but we are the ones who have to show up and show we are not who we are accused of being. If we do not,then we should all regign ourselves to a horrible lifetime.

          The march in Carson was a very good start. We must have more and bigger and bigger marches, always extremely peaceful even if attacked. We must show we are not the people that people think we are. Until we do, everyone will think us subhuman and dangerous and disgusting. And these marches must spread coast to coast – we need to lead this and inspire the rest of registrants all over the country.

          I wish it could be done otherwise. But it cannot. Yes, we should plug away at the courts and politicians anyway, but that at best is a long shot and will only address a piece hear and there, leaving the rest to destroy us anyway.

          Nothing will be improving for us until WE change the minds of the people who are our enemies. Yes, a tall order, but as Churchill said, its a dirty job, but someone has to do it – and we are the someone, not the courts or politicians, or even CA RSOL. And it is going to take quite some time to change that many minds. The sooner we get going on the task, the sooner we will prevail.

        • Eric Knight

          The chicken or the egg?

          The courts or the legislature?

          In my experience, the legislatures around the country are NOT stepping up to the plate, and in fact have strong, powerful incentives to PROMOTE non-constitutional laws. That leaves us with one option: the courts. And specifically, the FEDERAL courts.

          Only the courts can administer the necessary spankings that the childish legislators need in order to stay in line with their duties. I truly wish that we could sway public opinion, but like original civil rights, the real legal battles must first start through the court system.

    • Mosley&Taylor

      Nicholas M- We understand your frustration on the residency decisions – or rather lack of a decision. First off, Supreme court decisions are not official for 30 days, which can be extended to 90 days for review. Then the Mosley decision basically threw it back to local jurisdictions to decide restrictions and/or come up with an ordinance.

      We are interacting with LA DA and a few other key agencies to see what their official positions will be. I say “will be” because it has not been determined.

      You are right to be concerned. Many here post and believe registration restrictions are struck down and they clearly are not. A parolee in San Diego is probably safe and likely too, an “off-paper” registrant in San Diego. “Probably.”

      It’s not unlike the US Supreme court’s positive ruling on gay marriage in California in June 2103, which people “assumed” meant you can’t enforce a ban elsewhere. But nearly two years later Alabama is doing just that. Until a clear decision is “ripe” on Jessica’s Law by the Cal Supreme court, it will be uncertain and murky for registrants. And I’m suspect that’s just the way law enforcement and the courts want it.

      When we have any definitive news, we will post it.

    • JM

      Nicholas,

      The reason it seems quiet regarding the Taylor case is that the CA.Supreme Court ruling basically didn’t change much.

      The only change (currently) is that parole cannot put a blanket residency restriction on those in San Diego County. Although…that doesn’t mean that registrants in San Diego can’t have any residency restrictions, they just have to be more narrowly tailored.

      Everyone is completely frustrated by this, even the lawyers…

    • G4Change

      @ Nicholas: You’re entitled to your own feelings of disappointment. But, you need to keep one thing in mind: Janice, Frank, Chance and the rest with CA-RSOL are ALL YOU’VE GOT! You need to be thankful for the work that these folks are doing as well as the “bullets” they are taking for the rest of us as they march on the front lines. If you feel you have something more to offer, then by all means STEP UP!

      • Nicholas Maietta

        I DID Stand Up.. I’ve stepped up and i’ve taken many hits for others too. I’ve given up a tonne of my life for others in this fight. I just sent in my resignation for one network and i’m turning back the dials and shutting down all the work i’ve done that all of you would have been benefiting from more directly in the form of real time networked information that has been increasingly difficult to obtain without manually looking for it yourselves.

        It seems that lately, people have forgotten who I am or what i’ve done for this movement, or haven’t bothered to pay attention to what was happening around them.

        I HAVE been attending those meetings and Jance even asked me to step up and speak about what it was that i was working on. Deaf years, that’s for sure.

        I do thank Janice and the team for all their work, but i do feel like they are doing the bulk of it here in California. Where is everyone else? I’ve offered several times to put my name and face out there, my neck on the line to sue the state for civil rights violations. I guess that went unheard too.

    • Eric Knight

      Nicholas,

      Frankly, I’m at a loss as to your request. I’ve been involved in one way or another since the original Smith v. Doe decision. I really don’t know what you want, other than to magically have politicians, judges, and sheeple to simultaneously recant their irrational behavior with regard to creating the most suppressive regime of unconstitutional laws this country has put out since reconstruction. That’s not going to happen.

      Janice, Chance, and Frank have performed more selflessly, and frankly, more successfully than any other entity has in the entire country with regard to fighting sex offender laws. They’ve done it despite lack of real money other than registrant donations (many of whom are unemployed because of their status) and piddling court settlements that maybe defer 1/5 the cost of the actual lawsuits. Without their efforts, every city in this state would have at least a 2000 foot residency restriction along with proximity restrictions (“no-go zones”), and many more cities would have even harsher conditions. I don’t doubt one bit that some cities, like Carson, Palmdale, and Hesperia would have absolutely NO place where registrants can legally travel, let alone live, without the initial fightback that occured, starting with the first lawsuit against Simi Valley regarding the Halloween ordinance.

      So let me ask: What DO you want from us? Serious question. To be blunt, the only place the laws are going to be won will be the federal courts, for the near and middle future. Janice and company have been to dozens, probably close to a hundred, city council meetings. They’ve put out more federal lawsuits than any other entity in the country against the registry laws. Note they haven’t lost yet, either!

      Now, my own opinion is that the legislature is not going to do anything but go along with the sheeple. The only thing we can do is to petition the legislators, sending them information, etc. In my case, telling them that the law they will pass will not stand up to constitutonal muster. But they won’t care, as usual, and it will most probably pass. We MAY get lucky and get the safety committee to hold it up and prevent it from going forward, but I’m not gonna hold my breath, and hope that Janice and Chance will be waiting for the clerk’s office to open at the LA Federal Building the morning after Jerry Brown signs the bill and codifies it into law. Hopefully, they will get a stay of the law, like they did for the original park restrictions and for many other of their lawsuits, and their assistance with the EFF And the SF branch of the ACLU in the 9th Circuit Court victory for email identifiers.

      This is a long post. I appreciate your efforts, and appreciate your ability to get things done from an Information Technology standpoint. But until we can get a magic wand that can wipe away the madness of the registry and all the laws it hss spawned, this is the only chance we got. Right now, we need a super lottery winner to donate $30 million, for that’s what it will take to reasonably turn back many of the laws around the country.

  2. anonymously

    M&T said “It’s not unlike the US Supreme court’s positive ruling on gay marriage in California in June 2103, which people “assumed” meant you can’t enforce a ban elsewhere. But nearly two years later Alabama is doing just that. Until a clear decision is “ripe” on Jessica’s Law by the Cal Supreme court, it will be uncertain and murky for registrants. And I’m suspect that’s just the way law enforcement and the courts want it.”

    I agree it is a positive ruling to let a lower courts decision stand, which is what the SCOTUS did in June, 2013 regarding gay marriage. But it’s even more positive when California Supreme court in Taylor took the case and decided blanket residency restrictions are unconstitutional. Janice made the point that Taylor was a clear victory, which it is since the California Supreme Court has jurisdiction over all of California. In the case of the SCOTUS letting the decision stand by the 9th Circuit court, it is positive and it looks like the SCOTUS, if forced to make a decision on the constitutionality of gay marriage would rule that it is constitutional, since they let the 9th circuit decision that it is legal to stand. Of course, it would have been even better if the case would have been taken and gay marriage declared constitutional outright. The rulings in 2013 meant that by not taking up the case decided by the 9th Circuit, gay marriage in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and Washington are legal. Not gay marriages in Alabama, meaning those gay marriages that happened in a state where gay marriage is valid don’t have to be recoginized in Alabama. Striking down DOMA does not affect gay marriages in states like Alabama that don’t recoginize gay marriage since DOMA only forced the federal government to recognize gay marriages in states that recognize it as legal. I know you didn’t mention DOMA, but it was one of the related decisions of 2013 regarding gay marriage.

    Blanket residency restrictions for california registrants were declared unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court. I see more similarity with presence restrictions to the SCOTUS 2013 decision not to review the 9th circuits decision to make gay marriage legal, than to residency restrictions. Alabama wants to force the SCOTUS to take the case and decide the constitutionality of gay marriage. It does not look like Alabama will prevail since the SCOTUS declined to review the 9th circuit courts ruling, which was in opposition to Alabama’s anti-gay marriage position. Somewhat similar to the rich, corrupt oil city of Carson’s position since the California Supreme Court declined to review the lower 4th circuit courts decision. Also, presence restrictions furthur got shot down by California Supreme Court deciding blanket residency restrictions unconstitutional because it makes no sense to be able to live somewhere that you are simultaneously not allowed to be present in. I think things are going well in getting rid of the draconian residency and presence restrictions. City officials who do not respect the authority of the courts and do not follow the law should be banned from any public office. If Carson is still enforcing residency restrictions, after 30 or 90 days, the city needs to face stiff penalties for not following the law, where registrants overall do follow the law , despite lies from bogus Lifelock reports.

    • Mosley&Taylor

      Anonymously- Yes, the current SCOTUS progress on gay marriage is encouraging, as is the initial progress on Residency Restrictions.

      You state: “Blanket residency restrictions for California registrants were declared unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court.” This is not quite correct. The initial concept is broadly beneficial, but the scope and application is narrow. I do not want to speak or infer on Janice’s behalf, so let me quote from her “Janice’s Journal” posting:

      “In re Taylor, the Court appears to hand registrants a solid victory by boldly and correctly declaring that residency restrictions violate the Constitution. The Court bases this declaration on a finding that residency restrictions infringe upon a registrant’s liberty and privacy interests and that they constitute unreasonable, arbitrary and oppressive official action. Amazing, right? YES…..but only if you are a registered citizen on parole in San Diego and only as a blanket restriction levied by CDCR.”

      Perhaps a better way to state Taylor is: “Blanket residency restrictions for California registrants [in densely populated urban areas with little compliant rental housing available to registrants are most likely determined] unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court.”

      Jurisdictions not resembling San Diego are not necessarily prevented by Taylor. Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties are not clearly determined yet.

      If your local registering jurisdiction is stating or enforcing residency restrictions, you should contact a qualified attorney, before making a decision on a particular residential location.

      • Nicholas Maietta

        The only reason i should be hiring a lawyer is to seek seriously and disturbingly large amounts of cash as compensation for the entire 5 years my rights were violated. After all, the ruling is pretty clear of that. We shouldn’t each be forced to pay for a lawyer to tell us if we can stay in our homes or not. And we shouldn’t be forced to hire a lawyer to fight back or block enforcement while we try and get the same ruling applied to us in each county. Janice is the only lawyer i’ve trusted, ever. I don’t trust them (lawyers) because they are not actually that helpful, you just don’t get the bang for the buck anymore. Janice, like many people here, are a lot more involved in understanding what is going on with the whole Jessica’s Law and Megans’ Law thing. You surely cannot expect me to find a lawyer in California who knows anything. Believe me, a few years ago, i was contacting lawyers up and down California a process that took months. Nearly all of them refused or just failed to return my calls and my emails. See the problem?

  3. freeRSO

    We all have to deal on with this bs injustices. We need to stick together to fight and win this battle. Not cry and give up when things dont go our way.

  4. Justfortoday

    I am so grateful for Janice and her team. I felt so alone before I found this website. I feel that it has been NOTHING but helpful.

    Every time I attend my therapy mandated by Parole, I feel that it is a win for our side if I can educate just ONE person on this noble cause of RSOL and it’s website.

    Which I do a lot Janice!

    I know right now it seems tough. I am currently a student studying to be a paralegal. The other day I had to read about the California Supreme Court related to citing sources and what they are SUPPOSED to do. I just stopped reading and cried. But then I remember, hope is more powerful than tears and finished the chapter. *pat on back* 🙂

    I truly enjoy everyone’s input, even I do not 100% agree with everything said. How lucky are we, as citizens, that we have a SAFE place to ban together and share our thoughts and feelings and our experience. I respect anyone that has the courage to stand up for their beliefs regarding registered citizens.

    God Bless you Janice and your team of warriors. I’m still on parole and have not attended a meeting but I WILL be on the frontlines and voice my hearts opinion about the injustices we have ALL had to face.

    Being a female offender, there are not a lot of people to talk to. I know this is funny sounding, but I WISH I could attend group therapy. To hear from you wonderful people. To feel a part of.

    But until then…I have this. Scared and broken after I got out of prison, I found this website and my confidence began to grow. The icy fear I felt cracked and started to melt away.

    September I’m off parole. One day at a time, I will understand the gratitude of only answering to God and my support group. Goodbye CDC! (I don’t use the “R” because I do not believe rehabilitation exists. If anyone can prove me wrong, that’s ONE less soap box I will have to stand on.)

    If you are woman offender, my first order of business off parole, I intend to start a support group online for women so that we have a place to share. It has been a dream of mine.

    Ok enough out of me! 🙂

    Even if I don’t know, I love you and happy I found you here.:)

    • Rob.org

      I’m so glad you’re almost off parole. I’ve been through community based therapy. It’s just the same mind raping that they use on drug offenders to make us so miserable that we will NEVER commit a crime again. The counselors I had were so angry at us and even more perverted than we were. One counselor asked me if I fantasized about the little p—y of a little girl in a CP movie I saw. Those were his words. From what I heard he got dismissed over allegations that he sexually abused boys while working as a YA counselor.

      No matter what those “therapists” tell you to make you feel worthless, or how much they threaten to have your parole officer put you back in prison for not complying with treatment, do NOT accept their BS. You may have made a mistake, but never allow anyone to mentally torture you for that. And please don’t ever hate yourself, or say you have demons. There is only you that you know about better than anyone else. And only you can make changes for yourself.

      Yours in the struggle,

      Rob.org

      • Harry

        “…even more perverted than we were…” The counselor we had would tells us “that he and his wife would allow their kids run around the house all day long naked”. About a year after I graduated I saw him in store, he wanted me to come to his house to do some work. I told him ‘no’, and he ask why? I told him ‘because his naked kids.’

    • Double A

      September is just around the corner. Hang in there. I completed my probation last September. It was actually parole because I did a year in state prison but because of AB 109 I was given probation. I also completed my court required treatment last October. I started the program a month after I was released but decided to continue the program because of two reasons. One the therapist was a genuinely good guy, and two he is the husband of one of my former professors from the university I attended. Small world.

      Your idea for a support group is awesome. I was a former educator. The girl in my case was 17 years old. I plan to start a program to help other educators steer clear of the issues I ran into during my coaching career. Thinking back to my educational psych classes all they said was don’t do this. During the coaches meeting they just said don’t do that. But I feel if I start a program where I’m sharing my experiences with other teachers and coaches maybe I could help deter any inappropriate/questionable behavior.

      Lastly, I’m also studying to be a paralegal. I should be working on either my citation assignment or my Federal and CA court systems assignment but I’m here. I think as paralegals we will be able to help our clients at a level that other normal paralegals just can’t. With the experience we have had with the justice system we can say that we have been in the same boat as our client. We’ve been to court. We’ve been to jail and/or prison. We’ve been on probation/parole. And we plan to do our best to prepare them for what is to come and maybe avoid somethings that we couldn’t.

      Good luck. Hang in there.

  5. anonymously

    M&T,

    Jessica’s Law was about local cities being able to enact this insanity. I personally, speaking only for myself, think the California Supreme Court ruling would HAVE to be applicable to ALL rso’s. To carve out a special pocket for San Diego parolees only seems ridiculous to me. The justices considered many things that show difficulty in rso’s to get housing that apply to all rso’s. They mentioned landlords not wanting to rent to parolee rso’s which applies to all rso’s. They mentioned parolees mostly only able to afford low cost apartments. Also applies to all rso’s. The case was about what the CDCR was doing. CDCR is California-DCR, not San Diego Dept of Corr and Rehab. So since California Supreme Court has jurisdiction over all of California, and CDCR is a California wide agency, the fact the case mentions San Diego only is an extension of where the case originated, but has no limiting scope on the final ruling, in my opinion. In the decision, they mentioned, paraphrasing here, that they like to decide cases of as-applied laws, not take the timely endeavor of examining every avenue of possible application. So the Cali Supreme Court rendered a decision on what was before them. They didn’t purposely leave out all non-San Diego non-parolee considerations because they are so different but they left it out because they looked at the as-applied case coming from San Diego. And they did acknowledge non-parolees have more rights than parolees, which only would help the case of non-parolees.

    • Timmr

      Last week they sent a parole agent to check to see if my registration was compliant. I am not on parole, never have been, and my probation ended 10 years ago. San Diego County law enforcement apparently does not make the distiction whether we are on parole or not when it cones to monitoring us. We are all considered in the same boat. How is that for case by case consideration. Maybe next time they’ll send a traffic cop. Really.

      • Q

        Hi timmr

        I hope all you said was “yes, I live here” because there is no law that says “compliance checks have to be done. The domestic terrorist where I live seem to all suffer from rectal cranial inversion and like to play the intimidation game, counting on their victims ignorance as they look for anything they can use to maqke an arrest. This year I’ve decided to be nice to the f-tards and say “yes, I live here.” Anything beyond that I’ll just hand them Janice’s or Chances card and tell them that they will answer all questions they may have. Oh yea! I almost forgot! I’l also say “your trespassing, didn’t you see the sign?”

      • Steve

        San Diego is ridiculous. In the 18 years I’ve been registering I’ve never had one compliance check. La county, SFV area.

  6. David

    Timmr, that’s very interesting that they sent a Parole Officer. In doing so, it suggests that Registration IS continuing punishment as they clearly consider Registration to entail continuing CDCR supervision BEYOND your original sentence!
    Continuing supervision BEYOND the original punishment would be Ex Post Facto punishment, wouldn’t it?

    • Harry

      I am surprise that any, “over worked”, parole officer would accept this duty, as the parole officer is an employee of the State doing job the city. Someting fishy here.

      • Q

        Yes; something does smell rather funny. Why would a state employee be doing a job that is the responsibility of the local jurisdiction that timmr lives in? That is unless the guy moonlights for the LE in the neighborhood timmr lives in.

        • Timmr

          Yes, this was strange, there was this big “Parole” label on his shirt and I pointed that out. He said he was helping the sheriffs as part of the SAFE (?) program in SD County. I though that only involved county personnel. Odd that the overworked parole agents blamed for not preventing the King/Dubois murders now can waste time monitoring people who are compliant and the responsibility of the local officials. Can’t recall exactly, but I remember in the past being visited by FBI. What the heck? Is this a Kafka novel turned real?

        • Harry

          The next time these same thing happens, get names, badge numbers and relay this to their agency headships and to elected reps in Sacramento in a form of a question and demand an answer.

        • Timmr

          I’m asking the questions anyway, because I want to know who runs this SAFE task force and how they decide who gets checked and how often, and who gets chosen to do the checking. It’s not enough to question the foot soldiers. You know, if enough of us get answers, this site could publish the information on how these programs are run, by jurisdiction.

        • vahall

          It is my understanding that the SAFE Program is a regional enforcement team comprised of investigators from five different participating agencies with jurisdiction in the San Diego area. There are also at least a dozen “member” (me too! me too!!) agencies- http://sdsafe.org/

        • Timmr

          I looked at that sight. I find it interesting that what we are calling compliance checks, the site calls 290 compliance investigations. Who decides who will be investigated ? If the investigations are random, do the not look arbitrary and only exist because we are on the registry?

        • Timmr

          I don’t understand by what authority the US marshalls operate under this program, which is a department of the SD Sheriffs department?

        • Q

          Operation Safe? Oh pa-lease. A more appropriate name would be “Operation waste taxpayers money to look like we’re actually doing something constructive for once.” People are really dumbed down because they get their information from the propaganda ministry (any lame stream media outlet; including Hollywood.)

        • Q

          It would seem that even the state parole agents want to cash in on the “sex offender” cash cow as much as possible.

  7. David

    Timmr, they probably use “compliance investigation” instead of “compliance check” because it sounds more serious and time-consuming (thereby allowing for more billable hours/overtime.)

  8. Mark Judkins

    Where were you? I was in Sacramento with Janice and Frank to lobby the Legislature. There were four of us on the registry that participated. I took a day off without pay to be there and the expense of flying up there.

    Where were you? There are 80,000 of us on the registry, hundreds attend the RSOL meetings across the state. Where were you? We complain about a lack of action. We ask Janice, Chase and Frank to be the bearer of our cross. We want action. But where are we? Janice has been saying for years, “Show up, Stand up, Speak up.”

    I hid for a time, but it is now time for EVERYONE to speak up. There are ways to do it that won’t harm you. Going to the Legislature is one of those. Writing the members of the Committees is another. Phoning them. It takes time, a few stamps, and being bold enough to take YOUR LIFE into your own control. Janice, Chase and Frank can’t do it all. The time it takes to complain on this website would be better used to make that call to Assembly Members Maienschein or Quirk.

    If they got 80,000 calls and/or letters, this issue would die. If each of us had one or two family members or friends do the same, it would be another 80,000 to 120,000 calls. Wouldn’t that impress them!

    Our future is in our collective hands. We can control our future.

    • Janice Bellucci

      Thank you, Mark, for joining us in Sacramento! You were a real asset in our meetings with elected officials and their staff. We need more people like you to join us in Sacramento, to write letters and to make phone calls. I called all of the legislative offices on Thursday and it only took 15 minutes. Most offices only want to know your first name and your zip code. Please call on Monday if you can.

  9. aerosouls

    ok all you guys can chill im here now iv been liveing this nightmare for 17 years now i waz very young when i got put on memegans law im a dad now and my kids have lived a crazy life becus of this now im not bout to go into everything iv been thrue becus i know you all know all ready but im here to change theez laws i think this happen to me for a reason i will fight and change theez law till the death of me

  10. David

    Janice, an L.A. meeting request: If possible, can you update us about how Los Angeles County prosecutors and/or sheriffs will be handling “residency restrictions” in light of the recent CA Supreme Court’s decision? Thanks in advance for any info. See y’all Saturday!

  11. David

    Good meeting. Got all my questions answered. Valuable information was shared. Good opportunities to learn from fellow RCs and supporters how to navigate the 290 minefield. Helps you feel less isolated and abandoned.

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