ACSOL’s Conference Calls

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

Monthly Meetings: July 20 – Berkeley [details]

Emotional Support Group Meetings – Los Angeles:  May 25, June 22, July 27  [details]

ACSOL Conference June 14/15 in Los Angeles

National

MA: Mass. Forced To Remove Names From Sex Offender Database

BOSTON (CBS) – They are the faces of predators, with lists of their charges on public view in most police stations, and anyone can use the state’s registry to search for sex offenders in their community. But many of those names are now being removed from the internet database due to a Supreme Judicial Court decision that will grant many of these offenders new hearings about their classification. Full Article

Join the discussion

  1. ab

    Finally a chance for some people to get away from the public eye. Hopefully they can be relieved of their registration requirements at some point too.

  2. ma.concerned.citizen

    I’m a level 2 offender in MA, and am now within my window to apply for reclassification. I’ve already contacted my lawyer to get me in line. I’m sure it’ll be a while before my case is heard, because of all the backlog this new ruling is creating. But, I firmly believe this will help me argue my level to a 1. I’ll keep you all informed!

    • Ivonne

      Have you heard any news about your reclassification? My boyfriend has been waiting for three years and has not heard anything about his case.

  3. New Person

    This article and what Mass. high court has established gave me an “epiphany”. I’m sure Janice and Chance have thought about this, but here’s a quote from the article presented above:


    The high court says it’s considering the consequences when offenders are classified and has ordered a higher standard to determine if an offender is level one, two or three. The board had a burden to prove a sex offender’s classification level by a “preponderance of the evidence.” The legal standard must now be “clear and convincing” evidence. Until the process is complete, the system is wiped of their name.

    The SCOTUS did their judgment, in my opinion, they did not utilize any worthwhile of “clear and convincing” evidence to impose registration – discriminatory registration at that b/c no other class of those convicted share the same fate.

    Mass high court has already done this. Except, maybe it’s possible to transpose this from tiering and onto the actual registration itself. Presence restriction are unconstitutional. Then compile that with CASOMB’s less than 1% re-offend for the same type of crime (and the High and Frightening legal paper that identifies false facts), then the registration and SCOTUS should fall apart. There’s more than ample evidence on registrants having the second lowest re-offense rate, with murder being first.

    We have to make SCOTUS and the idea of Registration accountable and not settle with their “preponderance of evidence”. The passport identifiers is drawing more ire, which may create a backlash – especially with a requirement for “clear and convincing” evidence.

  4. David Kennerly

    “They are the faces of predators”. There it is, that’s the problem. Local television news has completely abdicated their responsibilities to report objectively and with a modicum of journalistic ethics and have created a nation of hysterical idiots who have no capacity for reason or rational decision-making. Instead, the ‘action news teams’ have embraced a role of shrieking advocacy that serves only to whip the masses into a mindless frenzy. Perhaps it is time to consider re-instituting a long ago overturned requirement of all broadcasters of the public airwaves: “time to reply”.

  5. Curtis

    This just a dog and pony show,,,, the real hope here is to implement further restrictions against offenders they can “prove” pose a risk. They also hope to trick level 2 offenders into fighting their classifications and thus fall under the “new rules” that allow public/internet dissemination. Old rules prohibit internet/public notice for level 2’s. Make em feel like the pendulum is swinging their way, then kick their legs out from underneath them, that’s all that’s going on here.

    • ma.concerned.citizen

      Do you have any proof for your allegations? I have actually talked to someone who has some access to the board, and the board themselves are in the process of completely gutting and rewriting their processes based on this change. From what I can gather it actually does sound like a change for the “better” in in process. Please cite your sources for “They also hope to trick level 2 offenders into fighting their classifications”…

      • Rick

        I bet when they rewrite the rules they will give the state discretionary uses of so called clear and convincing evidence, that will render it literally useless. The entire process is such a waste of time and they really enjoy being able to exercise this new power. It’s criminal, nothing more. And if u think they give a damn about your life, think again.

Leave a Reply

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 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.  
 

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer this question to prove that you are not a robot *

.