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MD: Lawsuit – Sex offender requirements applied retroactively

BALTIMORE — A class-action lawsuit claims the rights of at least 800 people listed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry have been violated. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court, says the state retroactively increased the length of time certain sex offenders had to remain on the registry.

The Maryland Declaration of Rights prohibits laws that retroactively criminalize an act or impose a more severe penalty than was set when the act was committed. Full Article

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Janice see what you and the RSOL team started!!! I hope you’re proud of yourself (humor). Attorneys are starting to see the gold lining attached to all these sex offender registries and all their blatant in your face violations of not just Constitutional rights but human rights as well.

Yeah is this the kind of bs were going to face if CA created a tiered registry.

The main thing is that a tier registry is retroactive so your time duration should start from a date back in time. You may be removed very quickly, I would think depending where you are personally at time of passage unless they say the clock starts when the law passes. Just think having to wait another 20+ years to come off…huh? Well lets look at it this way, then I will be guaranteed another 20 years of life…I should thank them, such generosity.

YOU ALL DO KNOW that Janice is comin to Texas next month to speak at the RSOL Conference , yes ? And Nancy Forster from Maryland is also comin to Texas to speak. And Larry Neely of NewMexRSOL is there every year. Now Nancy and Larry are the ones engineering this Maryland thing for the last 3-4 years. 1000 freed; now shootin for 800 more ! Soooo…HERE’S THE THING : At the Texas meeting, Nancy is bound to ask Janice, “So what do your CA RSOL people think of what we all are doin here in Maryland ? But at… Read more »

I think I get the low response rate. The Maryland Ex Post Facto stuff won’t work for California. Probably a sore point. I shouldn’t have brought it up. Sorry. Maybe when Janis gets together with Nancy next month in Texas they can strategize some ideas for California.

I’m not seeing how anyone with a pre school education can think this is legal. These people have already paid their so called debt to society and now the state has been punishing them even more? Someone over there needs to teach them the difference between right and wrong. This lawsuit needs to succeed; these petty tyrants must be put in check. Their kind must stop rationalizing the law away and bending it past the breaking point.

Sorry to have to point this out, yet again. The Registries are *not* about what they claim, much like the “Patriot Act”. By cleverly defining the Registries as “Administrative Control Measures” these laws evade legal definition of Punishment, although they are punishing to say the least. Registered Citizens are pariahs to be loathed at least and, preferably, persecuted wherever and whenever possible. It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that somewhere somebody is working on a drone, pre-programmed with the GPS position of every registrant in your zip code and a gatling gun. You are the whipping boy… Read more »

Here’s the thing – It’s NOT clever any more. Maybe in the beginning, back in the 1940s when the registry was created to track homosexuals for their “attrocities” with each other could it be considered “administrative.” But after the transmogrification into what it has become, it can no longer be called “blue,” when it is, in fact, “red.” Everything that has been added to this travesty screams what it trely is: punishment. From ex post facto laws that added people to it decades after their offenses, to the insanity of “Jessica’s” and “Megan’s,” to the latest debacle of being kept… Read more »

the law makers do make new laws regularly with no regard for constitutional or human rights i to was convicted of a sex crime in 1990 4 years before the socalled megans law and have to register for the rest of my life every 3 months have to tell my boss i need a day off or ill be in late because i have to go register the truth is allot of people will not hire someone that has to register because of the reprocussions when it gets out the company hires sex offenders i done all of my time… Read more »

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