International Megan’s Law (IML) Protest – July 27 in Oakland

Join California RSOL in protesting International Megan’s Law (IML), the law to prevent Registrant international travel, at the U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, July 27, 2016.

The government has filed a motion to dismiss our lawsuit against IML, the recently signed law by President Obama, to keep Registered citizens in permanent internal exile. The court hearing for that motion will be at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom Three of Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton, 3rd Floor, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California, 94612.

We need as many of our supporters to fill the courtroom as possible to show the court, and America, that there are many Registrants, families of Registrants, and friends who suffer under the yoke of unconstitutional, ex-post-facto, punishment. The government’s travel notifications to foreign countries, its “unique identifiers” placed upon the passports of Registrants, as well as its requirements that Registrants provide the U.S. Government advance travel plans – under threat of imprisonment – amount to a complete ban on international travel for those on the Registry. These policies are already taking a terrible toll on those who, long ago, paid their debts to society. The Registry has become a continuously expanding regime of ever-escalating torment.

After the hearing, which will probably end by 10:00 a.m., there will be a rally in the plaza immediately outside of the courtroom in front of the entrance.

We expect to have media covering the event and Janice Bellucci, President of RSOL, and lead attorney for the lawsuit, will speak, along with other members and supporters of RSOL.

Please join us there! If you cannot, then please consider donating to California RSOL to help make our work in challenging this, and many other terrible laws, such as residence and presence restrictions, possible. Please also consider volunteering your time.

Thank you for your support! Please contact us at with your questions or concerns or offers of assistance.

When: July 27, Hearing at 9:00 a.m., The rally begins at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the plaza in front of Court entrance.

Where: U.S. Federal District Courtroom 3, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton, 3rd Floor, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California, 94612

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I will hopefully be in Paris for the first time with my wife, if they let me in????. Any news on getting into Europe, (France). Janice, is there a specific fund for helping. I will donate some money for both legal and ride help.

Is anyone worried about exposure. I have anxiety about any possible confrontation.

Isn’t this special identifier they want to put on our passport the same as what the Nazi’s did to the Jew’s!!!!!

I appreciate you guys who are sacrificing time and money to be with us at this protest in Oakland.

The media and politicians pay attention to these rare events where registered citizens publicly stand up for justice, like we did at the City of Carson and we do in Sacramento against bad bills. They see we are a force to be reckoned with, so it positively changes their perception of us and will impact all the issues we are fighting.

Consider what it would tell the media and politicians if only a couple of RCs show up?

But also consider what would happen if only one in 1000 RCs were to come–we would have 135 RCs. That would impress them. Will you be the 1-in-1000 who stands up for the other 1000?

If you can only make it to a single CA RSOL action this year, why not make it this event?

Individuals DO make a difference! Please join us!

I’m in Washington but thinking of driving down for this. Is there any other RSO, that would like to share the cost of gas to make it there?

I would love to go but i am in New Jersey and its hard to get funds to travel cross country. Its slow and lean times for work

I strongly encourage anyone who can spare a few dollars to help someone else get to this meeting.

“DOJ’s Data-Sharing Proposal Threatens Privacy of Americans and Citizens Around the World”

This is not directly related to IML but it suggests an intriguing link to a larger effort by our government to share data about U.S. citizens with foreign governments. The U.S. Attorney General (i.e. the Obama administration) is championing this bill.

“Under the proposed legislation, the U.S. government would be able to enter into agreements with foreign countries that would allow those countries to obtain stored data and real-time communications directly from U.S. companies without satisfying a probable cause standard and without the authorization of an independent judge, tribunal, or other impartial body. Such agreements would make it easier for foreign governments to obtain the communications of U.S. persons without a warrant. In order to facilitate such agreements, the legislation weakens several U.S. privacy laws—in particular, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Wiretap Act—which prohibit U.S. companies from disclosing their users’ communications directly to foreign governments. The U.S. government is already negotiating one such agreement with the United Kingdom, which is expected to serve as a template for similar agreements with other countries.”

So, once again, arrangements that have been previously hammered-out between the U.S. and the U.K. are being employed as the “templates” for policies to be extended to the entire world. This is precisely how the policies which preceded IML set the stage for IML, itself. First there was “The Five Eyes” agreement (all English-speaking countries) sharing information about one another’s sex offenders which was then followed by U.S. notifications to INTERPOL members and then the IML, itself which served to codify and extend policies into law.

So, we can clearly see that this is not an isolated trend nor one that will end with sex offenders. It doesn’t require much cynicism to imagine why they started with sex offenders, either.

Thank you to those who are making sacrifices to attend this important event. However, I will not be able to go. Yes, I do live in the Bay Area, but the sacrifice is too great a risk for my well being. I know there has been some strong opinions against those perceived to be “sitting back” but I do contribute to the cause in other ways. Letter writing, phone calls, attending regional CARSOL meetings, donations, etc. I’ve even been approached by those volunteer ACLU staff about supporting their causes, and I immediately go into a monologue about the rights of registered citizens.

I am not publicly listed, and the one thing I fear is having to be outed especially after the hard work I’ve put into getting where I am today. I am gainfully employed in a high level position, and I just purchased a house. I know that if my superior ever learned of my status or even my involvement in supporting our cause, I would be fired in a heartbeat.

Please know that many of us who are not able to attend does not mean we’re not helping in other ways.

Derek never questioned the legitimacy of BLM, but commented on their tactics. Bad reading comprehension from Kris on that one. His bottom-lining was just blabbermouthing about a false dichotomy he concocted in order to delegitimize registrants rights movement based on an oversimplification of criteria for protection from unconstitutionalities such as cruel and unusual punishment and ex-post facto victimization.

kk incorrectly states “wrong. It’s not good to make false comparisons to protected groups like gays, blacks, or women.’

kk, gays and lesbians are not a protected class nationwide unfortunately. In California, where registrants are a protected class, gays and lesbians are , fortunately, a protected class as well. Obama, through executive order, where not all his executive orders are bad, did provide some relief to transgenders as far as bathroom usage in government buildings and schools on a nationwide level. He has not, as of yet, made executive orders to provide protected class status to gays and lesbians, and national protected class status of gays and lesbians does not exist. I would not be surprised if real gays and lesbians who know if they are a recognized protected class or not would be offended by having the legitimacy of movements to protect their rights dependent on if their inclusion in their persecuted class stemmed from an action that has a criminal element to it in the here and now, in many non-US places like Iran, where death is the penalty for being gay, or in the US where anti-sodomy laws were invalidated by Lawrence v Texas in 2003, but discrimination still exists in many forms including denials of service.

Injustice has no color or gender or race or class; its an equal opportunity Evil.
Those who challenge injustice try to stop its path so it doesn’t contaminate the whole system.
The iml is Injustice.

Many of you may have already read this one but I would hope Kris Kline takes a minute to read it.

Yes Kris, we know we are guilty of committing crimes no one is denying that. But why should one class of criminals be signaled out over others. Why should sex offenders who have the lowest rate of recidivism next to murders, and over time the risk reduces even more be signaled out? Yes, I am guilty of my crimes… 20 years ago. I completed my prison term, I completed my probation, I paid all my fines, I have my civil rights restored. Do I have to register for life… YES. I am gainfully employed. Have maintained residency for the whole time since being released from prison. I hate to brag but I probably make more money than you do and I am a convicted SEX OFFENDER. Are my rights any less than yours? Get the heck over yourself. I was not convicted for trafficking of any form. I am not part of any organized crime organisation and we all know the average sex offender is not loading up a container of young ladies and boys to do those despicable things to…. Organized crime is where that is at or how about look at the drug trafficker. You are so uneducated you are embarrassing yourself. ALL Lives MATER!!!

Take a minute and read the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

I’ll help you out a little… (wish I could bold and underline parts for you)

Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, (key words… EVERYONE!!! WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF ANY KIND!!!)

Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.(HOW IS SORA NOT DEGRADING???)

Article 7.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination. (SPEAKS FOR ITSELF)

Article 11.

(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed. (EX-POST-FACTO)

Article 13.

(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.(IML DIRECTLY VIOLATES THIS)

I can go on and on with this…

My point is take your ball and go home. You need to read and read more and more. And if you think the government is going to stop with sex offenders you are even more blind than I thought. Once precedence is set there is no stopping them from imposing other such laws against any and all groups and classes of people.

Read this one too

Even though I would like to be there, however, we can not afford to come. We will be praying and interceding for all of those who are on the frontlines. Victory! Victory! Victory!

Stand tall in Oakland. Those of us in Nevada who are unable to make the journey West, are with you all the way. Wish I could be there, too.


Today’s the big day! I wish the best to everyone who shows up and fills the courtroom.

Good luck everyone!

Good luck to everyone today, and thanks for standing for all of us! Being in Massachusetts, it just wasn’t feasible for me to be there, but I’ll be with you in spirit. Fight the good fight!!!

I just got back from our demonstration at the Federal Courthouse in Oakland which followed the hearing to dismiss our lawsuit.

The judge has not yet ruled on the issue of dismissal BUT… judging by her questions during the proceeding, we are guardedly optimistic that she will NOT dismiss our lawsuit against the government and may even grant our request to modify/add to the suit. If so, that would be wonderful.

The rally after the hearing was a big success. I failed to do a count of participants, although I’m sure someone else has, but it was certainly enough to draw attention from passersby. Several media organizations were there, including a Channel 10/ABC affiliate (but I’m not sure from which city; it was not the S.F./Oakland affiliate). We had lots of signs and printed material to offer visitors. We had mostly good and encouraging comments from most people and only a few slightly nasty ones.

The Department of Homeland Security was there in force to protect us, or protect others FROM us 🙂 perhaps and, while they made us remove signs that were bungeed to the light poles, they didn’t hassle us much. We had obtained a permit beforehand.

Several of us were creating videos of the event and I hope to post an edited piece on YouTube soon.

The demonstration is exactly what we need to be doing and what we should be doing more.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

Hi it’s been nearly 12 hours since the site has been updated, and I’m sure a lot of people are eagerly waiting, including myself, to hear about what happened in Oakland.

More than 40 people today participated in a peaceful protest held outside the federal district court in Oakland. Participants included registrants and supporters from California as well as several other states, including Florida, Missouri and Oregon. Today’s protest included the burning of sex offender registration cards by six registrants led by CA RSOL Treasurer Frank Lindsay.

“Today’s protest was a tremendous success,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci. “We effectively communicated to the public and to the media our position that the International Megan’s Law (IML) violates the U.S. Constitution.”

The protest immediately followed oral arguments made in support of, and in opposition to, the federal government’s motion to dismiss the case. During the court hearing, the government argued that the federal government needs to notify foreign countries when registrants intend to visit in order to prevent child sex tourism and child sex trafficking. The government also argued the need to add a “conspicuous unique identifier” to the passports of hundreds of thousands of registrants in order to stop them from visiting multiple countries during a single trip.

Registrant attorney Bellucci argued that notifications sent to foreign countries have a “chilling effect” upon registrants, many of whom are now afraid to travel overseas. She also argued that notifications are harm registrants’ ability to travel overseas in order to meet with family members, conduct business and pursue cultural interests. She further argued that they place registrants and anyone who travels with them at risk of physical harms.

During today’s hearing, Bellucci asked Judge Hamilton to deny the government’s motion to dismiss the case and instead to allow registrants to amend the complaint. The judge did not issue a decision today, however, a decision is expected within the next 30 days.

Hopefully the judge will allow an amended complaint so she has a better picture of the fundamental Constitutional rights involved. She must examine under strict scrutiny the atrocities this iml put against the Constitution and put against Free Americans.
This can be won.

Thanks to all who tried, and carpooled and drove all the way to OAK. Many took Vacation time off and traveled.
THANK YOU, my Spouse(RC) was there as I had to complete work’s deadlines as a new mgr.

Thanks to valued comments on here to all that did and thoughts about those who read them.
Janice and Frank and Ira and other Board Members who were present. We will look forward
to hear response from her within the thirty day period.

I also want to thank a man(RC) who rode his motorcycle from west SoCal and spoke and encouraged my Spouse that day as well. Amazing individual and surprised.

Pedro, best of luck as my Spouse’s generation are all buried there and he needs to go where his family is from France as well. Never been since birth.

I sincerely hope that person from Ukiah was able to contact the individuals that offered carpooling., it’s tough, 55 apartment communities turning you down for residency. TOUGH.

Again, THANKS to all on here on in person in that Courtroom for IML in Oakland and other locations including AZ.