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I’m thinking about moving to los angeles from new York. Can anyone tell me what are the restriction are. Where I am now they only come once a year and I can live where I want.

I’ve been off parole since 1997 and, to my knowledge, have no residence restrictions, but I’m not allowed at my kids’ school w/out permission from the administration. If you go to school you’ll have to register w/ campus po-po. They “only” come to my house once a year, as far as I know, soon after my annual registration w/ LAPD, but I’m usually not home.

Your situation might depend on the nature of your conviction and what requiremen’s you have in NY.

Best of luck!

Can’t speak for LA since I live in Riverside County.

Keep in mind however that after you move to California, you are still required to register annually on your conviction anniversary with New York AND comply with ESTOP for the entire registration term depending upon your level and how often they change the law.

That means registering twice a year (once for each state), plus the internet identifier updates and every three years having to beg your local CA cops to take your photo so it can be sent to New York.

New Yorker, I live in the City of Pasadena in Los Angeles County. They do a residency check on me about once a year (though for several years, they appear to have forgotten about me!). I register annually on my birthday. The registering agent is always courteous and professional. The officers who do residency checks typically play the good cop-bad cop routine and ask stupid questions with an arrogant attitude such as, “May we come inside and look around?”[No!], “Do you have a computer? May we see it?” [No!], “May we continue to ask you stupid questions?” [Rhetorical!] Anyway, I’ve… Read more »

I would suggest the San Fernando Valley. No residency checks in 20 years and no cowboy sheriffs who like to parade the the combat units that come to your house to do a compliance check.

I just received my passport and my passport card. I am registered and on supervised release. The state department did call my probation officer who asked if I would let them keep the passport until needed. There are no visible marks on either stating of my S.O. status.

COngrats David H! I did mine as well, just go my Birth Cert from the Co. and am in SF to complete.
Thanks for the update and letting us ALL know that currently, as your date of writ, you canNOT locate any
VISIBLE marks or identifiers at this time.
I will also make a not back here on General Comments AND the IML comments after receiving my passport book (good to know that you also rec’d your Card). Thanks Davd H.

Was your crime involving someone under 18 and should be covered by the new marked passport law?

I was convicted of receiving cp. Sentenced to 5 years prison a d 5 years supervised release. I was told I couldn’t keep it with me because in the state of Louisiana it is a time to have an I’d that doesn’t identify you as a sex offender. On the other hand he didn’t confiscate my VA identification card. Hopefully he doesn’t turn it back in to the state department.

Please be aware the the reason your new passport is not marked is because although the law is already in place it has not been implemented yet. Do not think you got lucky or got forgotten about. Once they finally get the parameters of this Nazi inspired program going you (and everyone else on the registry) will be contacted to turn in your passport for the new “special one”…I feel so special just thinking about it. Maybe it will be purple or more appropriately have black and white stripes on the cover because I am really sick of this boring… Read more »

I don’t want to give them, (the Feds) any Ideas, but here in Nevada, any piece of mail that comes from the Department of Public Safety for RC’s, has a prominent red “S” stamped on the outside of the envelope. It only takes a few pieces of mail and soon your mail carrier along with a few of your good neighbors will know something happened in your life, possibly decades ago. I’m thinking if the lawmakers in Nevada had anything to say about it, your new passport would be wrapped in a nice envelope with a big red “S” on… Read more »

Great to hear. I believe the identifier on the passport was only for child related offenses? I also had no idea (I went on the Ca Megan’s site) I’m supposed to contact someone if I travel? I also had no idea I was banned from schools? That’s nuts

USA, If I were you…I would listen to the Conference Call on here for IML and the last Travel Conference Call earlier as well. Lots of surprises you don’t get imformed about, but stay informed on here!

DPH, please share. I have a battery from 20 years ago/expunged/non minor. I’ve travelled a great deal, but not lately. Does the new passport only affect child related offenders (I believe so)? So, will Homeland Security only call on those with passports with offender emblems? Do they call ahead for expunged offenses? Please send the link. If I contacted the authorities every time I travelled, that would be a joke. It takes me (OC) almost 2 hours to register each time? This would be a great lawsuit?

I guess I’m pretty lucky as I haven’t never had any kind of compliance checks since being off parole in 2011 and the registering officers both at my college and at my annuals have all been very polite and respectful…I live in Sacramento and I don’t know about others but they leave me alone..knock on wood….

Maybe they believe in using taxpayer moneys responsibily.

Hello Janice,

Seeing the influx of millions of dollars in ACLU donations recently, are you by any chance working closely with them regarding tackling down the registry laws? It would seem to be the right time for this. There are so many studies now proving a low recidivism rate, so it seems like the foundation is there now.

You kidding right? You think the ACLU give one f**k about sex offenders? They never have so what makes you think that is going to change?

Sure, they will fight to get Muslims into the country but don’t think for 1 moment they are going to give any thought to you or me. Not good for business…I mean, donations…to help a filthy unpopular bunch like you or me.

Southern California ACLU is not very supportive of sex offenders. But remember, it was the ACLU chapters in Michigan and Northern California who fought for victories in Does v. Snyder, as well as Doe v. Harris, respectably:

Does v. Snyder: http://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/16a0207p-06.pdf

Doe v. Harris: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/11/18/13-15263.pdf

There are certainly other sex offender causes that the ACLU has fought for.

The ACLU helping us gets closer and closer to happening every year. They’ve actually been very helpful in this freedom of speech Pakingham SCOTUS case and with other recent wins as well. They are a publicly funded organization, and will go bankrupt if at least a portion of the public can’t be persuaded that we aren’t the vile unfix-able filth that the media and government have made us out to be. What we really need is to help them spin this correctly to gain public support. We need our own “poster children” and examples of how these laws hurt children… Read more »

“Public funding” means government funding. The ACLU is entirely supported by private funding, e.g. individual member contributions, foundation grants, etc.

To tired of hiding,

I don’t know where your from but hear Michigan MS Aukerman from Michigan’s ACLU and Lawyer’s from the University of Michig.an and other Lawyers are doing a great job standing up for our rights and then some, that is why so far everything that the state of Michigan has tried to do has been denied and they have been smacked in the face every time they try to get these lawsuits thrown out so at least here in Michigan the ACLU is on our side.

I’m sure that most of the variation amongst ACLU chapters comes down to the politics and beliefs of individual Directors and Boards as well as their assumptions about what their membership will support.

This would be a good argument for getting involved with your local chapter. Perhaps remind them about their founder, Roger Baldwin’s, own views on sexuality (Google it).

I think that the ACLU will be too busy fighting Trump for the next 4 years to be concerned with helping our unpopular group. It certainly won’t help their fundraising efforts if they are known as supporters of our rights. The public likes and believes in all the sex offender restrictions and won’t support the ACLU in any effort that might just put one child at risk.

On the other hand it may be like when people had the USSR to focus on, child abduction was really not noticed for more than what it was, a singularly rare event, lock up the perpetrator, move on and let’s worry about the fall of democracy to the reds. Seems like after the fall of communism, that people started looking for other bogeymen.

Now that would be ideal and actually practical and effective…unfortunately those facts also doom it from actually being utilized. It would call for reform of the entire system and the government (those in it) have no interest in that. No it is going to have to be fought again and again in court in every state of the union and every possible grounds to get the facts out there again and again. How can that be done? Seems like these Trump protesters can seem to get very orgainzed and effectly so…I think that not enough is being done to get… Read more »

I think it was more the advent of CNN and the 24 hour news cycle than the end of the Cold War that made it seem kids were getting snatched left amd right. A new Cold War could be on the horizon, but only actual war and on our soil could truly take us off the public radar.

@Chris F,
I had a similar thought earlier today.
I think we should seriously consider funding an anti Registry video.

“My son is 12 – how can he be a rapist? Nightmare ordeal of boy’s ‘sleepover sex'”

The child sex witch hunt reveals its true colors when it victimizes children themselves.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/son-12-how-can-rapist-7639672?service=responsive#ICID=sharebar_twitter

This is an interesting author. He does not address sex offenders but his work is certainly related to the same online shaming:
“Jon Ronson is a writer and a journalist. For his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson spent three years traveling the world and talking to people who’d been subjected to high-profile public shamings on the Internet.”

Ted Talk: http://mynspr.org/post/how-can-our-real-lives-be-ruined-our-digital-ones#stream/0

Mike r mentioned WAR was filing their suit in January? Any word on that?

Has anybody read AB1912 ??? Very interesting arguments with real facts : There are about 98,000 registered sex offenders on California’s registry. About 76,000 live in California communities and the other 22,000 are currently in custody. Of AB 1912 Page N these offenders, 80% are posted on the state’s Megan’s Law web site with their full address or ZIP Code and other information, depending upon the offense they committed. About 20% are not posted or are excluded from posting on the web site by law, again depending on the conviction offense. Posting on the web site does not take into… Read more »

Really? Another draconian bill, and it is just February.

Sorry I thought it was pasted in my post it’s from 2016 but I was interested how they quoted all the right facts to push a bill they wanted.

Wow.

This is opposed to a tiering system, right? and Link, please?

A bit ridiculous that CASOMB sticks to classifying people as “high,” moderate, and low risk. Again, it sounds good in theory. But when it comes down to it, such classification relies on the very flawed Static-99R. CASOMB does not like to talk about the flaws of the Static-99R.

Live in San Bernardino County (high desert) and registered with college campus police today. Told what is required by me is my drivers license, school registration statement, registration receipt and proof of car insurance. Also was told that receipt must be on me at all times. I provided the first two, questioned the rest. Three different people, including an officer, told me that they require it but could not provide me any documentation that shows that. Of course an argument arose over the receipt being carried at all times, as they hate when people question them. Anyone else have similar… Read more »

*Forgot to add that they also required the annual registration, of course, which I provided. Also, I am not on parole/probation or have any additional restrictions.

This is a copy/paste from a CCAP case. Anyone have any experience with this section?

Penal Code section 17(b)(3) “provides that a ‘wobbler’ offense is a misdemeanor when the court grants probation to a defendant without imposition of sentence and at the time of granting probation” or at a later time on application of the defendant, the court declares the offense to be a misdemeanor.

Okay, here’s how that breaks down When given probation and without imposition of sentence then (i) it is a misdemeanor when declared at sentencing (ii) it is a misdemeanor after probation The problem here lies in section (ii) of 17b(3). From a Laymen’s translation, this is supposed to be a condition. The condition is that your sentence was suspended and was given probation. So at sentencing or after completion of probation, the probation officer or applicant can request for a misdemeanor and the lower courts now have the authority to declare the offense to be a misdemeanor. Except, every lawyer… Read more »

Thank you for the very detailed answer. I suppose I should read Banks now, and will.

Here’s the kicker… Presume you were given probation and your sentence imposed was suspended. Now presume that a person violated a term on probation. Then the probation term was terminated and you were sentenced to one year in county jail, then it would be a misdemeanor. Here’s the case for that: ” If the defendant in the scenario immediately above is subsequently violated on his probation, has his probation terminated, and is sentenced to one year county jail, this is a misdemeanor. U.S. v. Bridgeforth, 441 F.3d 864 (9th Cir. 2006). ” On the basis of that case, then probation… Read more »

I just read something that really pissed me off on NARSOL’s website, if you want to check it out, it’s NARSOL demands answers from parish officials.

Another police officer gets a slap on the wrist for sex with underage teen and gets $15,000 as part of resignation deal.

No registration for him and I got lifetime registration for having four picture files of a sixteen year old on my computer.

This stinks

Sure does…because we live in a police state. Snowden showed us that. The registry shows us that. The so called “law makers” abuse their power, break the laws and go unpunished while regular Joes like you and I are branded for F^cking life! There is no justice in a police state. We are the scapegoats, the untouchables, the big bad boogeymen waiting in the bushes to do horrible sexy things. Hopefully with the government imploding on itself actual FACTS MIGHT become more important to people but really who am I trying to fool. If the majority of the people of… Read more »

A state senator in TX has introduced a bill that would make it illegal for a sex offender to ride in a motor vehicle with a minor that is not a family member. Tell me that is not draconian.

Can you please post where you found this info or the name of the Senator or better yet the Bill number of this proposed law. I cannot find anything on this bill anywhere. Thank you.

Here is an incredible link provided by Derek Logue from Once Fallen that totally blows the Karl Hanson statistics that are always being referred to right out of the water… https://www.eff.org/document/declaration-r-karl-hanson With all due respect to the work of Karl Hanson, I’d like to point out that the Hanson studies are of Canadian “sex offenders,” and Canada does not cast their nets nearly as wide as their American counterparts. The studies on my Recidivism chart are all American studies, which all show consistently low re-offense rates. But since Senator Lindstrom insists on quoting Karl Hanson, I’d like to present some… Read more »

I’m pretty sure the Static-99R is not accurate.

Halfway through February. What is the status of the registry reform bill that was to be introduced after the first of the year?

To mike r : Thank you for picking up what Derek wrote. Sounds like you have been reading page 1 of today’s SOSEN. I’m the Hank he refers to in the article. We made 2 dozen newspapers around the USA the day after the hearing ! Any single registered citizen dating ladies ought to check out what we did here in Nebraska last Thursday. See: Page 1 of SOSEN.
Hank, Nebraskans Unafraid, Omaha.

PS: I got my start several years ago in CA RSOL

I need some help here! I’m going to be driving and working within the next week (finally found someone that is willing to hire me). My birthday/registration was in December. Will I be required to reregister w/ the police telling them about my new job and car? Or can I just wait until next December to let the police know?

That is a good question. I know the law says you have update if you change a residence, but for a new car?

No, you only have to tell them if you move. You can get and lose/sell all the jobs and cars you want throughout the year and only tell them at your annual.

Hello Everyone, If anyone is interested I spoke to Ms Aukermthean today from Michigan’s ACLU, I asked her if there was anything new going on with either Does v Snyder, or Michigan v Temelkowski, and she said they are filing a Brief in the Supreme Court tomorrow. I am not sure what Supreme Court she was speaking about, but my guess would be SCOTUS. Does anyone have any clue on what kind of brief they could be filing now, since we are still waiting to see if SCOTUS will even take the case in the first place. I’m talking about… Read more »

I missed the conference call about parole, will the recording of the call be posted soon?

Really, I’m sad to hear that. Is there any way you could post the highlights of the call? I’m currently on parole and out of the blue Sacramento casually let me know they had bumped my 5 year parole to 10. So far I can’t find any way to fix it and they seem to think it’s exceptable. What I can’t understand is how parole with an ankle monitor is not a form of incarceration and punishment. I did 2 and a half years of a 3 year prison term. Now I have to do 10 years on an ankle… Read more »

So, here is the million dollar question. I plead to a Felony Battery 21 years ago/wobbler/County Time/Summary Probation. Reduced to a misdemeanor pursuant to 17 (B) and eventually expunged pursuant to PC 1203.4! I’m presently not on the website.

USA, my situation is exactly the same as yours with the exception that my index offense is 22 years old. Would u happen to know what tier you’ll possibly land in if this bill passes? I’m not very good at interpreting the draft. Thanks for your help in advance.

Where exactly was that million dollar question you mentioned? I don’t see one anywhere in your post.

Maybe we’re playing ‘Jeopardy’ and we have to answer his phrase with a “million dollar question”. My response/answer after seeing 100’s of posts from the host of this game is:
“What about me?”
If I win, please make the check payable to ACSOL

Drummer, I have no idea. I was arrested in 02/96 and plead 02/97. Voluntarily surrendered myself 05/97 released in 12/97. Summary Probation. 17 (B) 2000/expunged. My belief is that legally speaking, we haven’t been convicted of anything, but yet still required to register. ?

USA, couldn’t agree with u more on that. 17b, 1203.4 should mean something. I’m wondering if who ever the powers may be when it comes to placing us in these tiers, will they go by the initial felony or by the felony reduction to misdemeanor f/b expungement based on it being a wobbler. Thanks for responding.

Once it’s reduced to a misdemeanor, then it’s classified as a misdemeanor. It cannot be seen as a felony. 17(b) : (b) When a crime is punishable, in the discretion of the court, either by imprisonment in the state prison or imprisonment in a county jail under the provisions of subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or by fine or imprisonment in the county jail, it is a misdemeanor for all purposes under the following circumstances: … Also, here is a snippet of 1203.4: ” the court shall thereupon dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant and except as noted… Read more »

I’m trying to call and make an appointment for my Price Club renewal here in LA, but all calls to my local cop shop are being re-routed to 311. I found another number with an automated message, “Due to the problem with calls being routed to 311, please call the following number: 877…” Naturally, that number routes to 311, too. What a flippen joke, this governmemt.

Can anyone offer another number for the Van Nuys registration people?

Otherwise I might attempt a walk-in registration. Fun, fun.

Thanks!

1 (818) 374-9675 I made mine last week no issues

Thanks, Steve. That’s the same number I’ve been using for years. Still goes to 311 as of this a.m.

So I requested an FOIA to DHS for the notices they are sending to foreign countries… after 2 weeks…no response

The (New York City) Mayor’s Committee Reports on the Study of Sex Offenses-
This report, that has been recently issued, covers the ten-year period, 1930-1939. It
deals with nine specific types of sex crimes which came to the attention of the police,
district attorneys and courts throughout New York City during that period.

http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3248&context=jclc

Is common sense empirical evidence? Isn’t that what was thought about with internment camps?

Isn’t denial of education a form of segregation as well as establishing a second class of citizens that will never be able to reintegrate into society b/c they will never have the same opportunities and will be kept ignorant. Registrants are not allowed to pursue higher level learning as well as a higher level of pay.

One of the ways America is creating a caste system. And if you can’t get an education, your kids are going to lose out on opportunities, too, and that creates a disadvantaged class. There are protections for race, creed, national origin, sexual preference, but the once convicted is an underprotected class, and the sex convict has no protections at all.

I found this section of the penal code in sections 236.1 very interesting…

(3) “Deprivation or violation of the personal liberty of another” includes substantial and sustained restriction of another’s liberty accomplished through force, fear, fraud, deceit, coercion, violence, duress, menace, or threat of unlawful injury to the victim or to another person, under circumstances where the person receiving or apprehending the threat reasonably believes that it is likely that the person making the threat would carry it out. – See more at: http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/penal-code/pen-sect-236-1.html#sthash.3qRMydtK.dpuf

This is one of the traits of involuntary servitude I talked about. There are four classical conditions to assess: 1) The contract (it wasn’t a contract b/c it was part of your offense – this would be considered punishment, but it isn’t) 2) The compensation (we have no compensation) 3) The term of the service (in cali, it’s a lifetime term. that alone is a red flag for involuntary servitude… lifetime seems more like slavery, though) 4) Domination (you are dominated to the point that you will be hunted down, punished, and returned to service… it can be done using… Read more »

Being on a lower tier would be like indentured servitude. There is a term limit. Your labor belongs to the master until your term is up.

A police officer was killed today in Whittier Ca, by a noted gang banger who was just released last week. Before slaying the officer with an assault rifle, he murdered his cousin hours before. Here we have situations like this were people are being killed and most communities want to focuse and waste energy and $ about having our faces and addresses on the the web for the sake of protecting little Johnny. What the heck is wrong with soceity today?!! I’m sooo sick of this. 22 years of struggling on this damn registry with no offenses what so ever… Read more »

I had the very same thoughts. No registry for murderous gang-banging POS thugs with tattooed faces, but I, a disabled Navy vet, must register for a 30-year old offense for life.
I read earlier that an annual event where police come to an elementary school was cancelled because it might upset the kids who are HERE ILLEGALLY!
I cannot recall a time in my life when there was such a frequency of news stories that make me want to rip out.

I fully agree. For decades, my neighborhood has suffered with gangs and their killings, shootings, other violence, their drugs dealing, etc. We’ve had approx. 30 drive by shootings in the past three years! But no public registry for them. Absurd!! If there’s anyone who should be publicly shamed, surveilled, and driven out, it’s these POSs!

Yep…we keep our noses clean…cross every t and dot every i and yet we are treated like scum forever.

So let’s see…what is the incentive to actually NOT break the law if you are never going to be allowed to move on as others such as the fine unregistered citizen mentioned above. Humm…make you think right.

Sorry but there is no justice in America unless you count the event above perhaps…but that’s more like karma if you ask me.

Oh, and how do politicians sleep through the night…quite well I am sure since most of soulless sociopaths.

Stupid question.

Let’s say I’m done with California registration after ten years. Then, I move to a different state. Do I have to register there?

Not a stupid question. I am in that boat in my state (in being off the registry) and was strongly advised to stay put. I think it varies by state, but unfortunately it seems that a lot of them could care less what your current state says. Some of them even say that I would have to go in, even for a short visit (over the allotted day limit). As an example, I remember reading a while back of someone who was relieved by their state, and then moved to NC. He had gotten pulled over for speeding, and told… Read more »

Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but this is a lifetime designation. Even if you live in a state where you can be removed from the registry, you will still have a record as a sex offender. While it might no longer be visible to the public, it most certainly is to the feds and you will have that criminal record for life. Any job that requires a background check will show you as a sex offender as it is part of your FBI file. You might have some rights restored after X number of years but unless you are pardoned… Read more »

My personal experience, especially since like 2008-2010 when the sex offender scare really blew up on the web, is that my presence on the website in Florida has caused me the most hardship personally and financially, even more so than the few years that I was on probation once I moved to the next town over and got away from initial weirdo probation officer. . The Sheriff’s deputies who “supervise” people on the registry think that I am a waste of their limited time because I have one “cluster” conviction from 2000 and nothing else of any type on my… Read more »

Had my membership renewal this AM in the Valley. Very pleasant exchanges they actually knew about the tiered proposal as they had a meeting about it. They were pleased it was happening.

Steve –
Could you please post the phone number to call for an appointment at the Van Nuys office, I can’t find it anywhere, and I hvae to go in 2 weeks. THANK YOU!

Great to hear.
They finally fixed the phones so I was able to make an appointment for Thursday to enjoy my 22nd annual registration as a Price Club member. Oh boy!

3 of us should go together next year…make it a real b-day party.

Sounds like a plan. I’ll swing by Party City and pick up some goodies, maybe even a piñata. Did you have a particular theme in mind?

For Rob: The phone number for registration at Van Nuys is 818-374-9675

Thank you so much! I will let you know how it goes in 2 weeks.

HELP GUYS! I need to make appointment at Van Nuys and for the past 3 days, phone is busy all hours of day and night. Has anyone recently gone there without an appointment? Did things change? UGH I hate this! My stress is through the roof. Please help if you have been able to contact them ASAP. My birthday is next week!

Just go without. I made my appt for 5:30a and they had me in the books for 9:30..so it didn’t matter they took me. Go at 5:20a you’ll get in. They were VERY nice when I was in there last week.

I feel your pain and, when the phones were down for several days I became a bit anxious and planned a walk-in. Thankfully it did not come to that. Last Monday I got an appointment for the following Thursday and was in and out in 15 minutes.
Unless you can get through on the phone, follow Steve’s advice and just go there. Dress nicely, be courteous and it will go smoothly. Good luck!

Thank you both Steve and C for your help! I will keep trying the number, but will show up at 5:20am on Tuesday! It’s so nice to have a place to go where people help you. I thank everyone on here for that!

This is from Putnam County, Florida where they’ve just created a full-time “Sex Offender Compliance Specialist:” “The county says the specialist “will work in conjunction with the current offender compliance program as a means of providing critical intelligence for investigators by assessing risk-related changes in offender’s behavior.” “We refuse to allow Putnam County to become a safe haven for sexual offenders and predators,” said Gator Deloach, who was elected Sheriff in Nov. 2016. “While we can’t control in which county they choose to live, we can certainly make Putnam County as inhospitable as possible for them.” ” THAT quote should… Read more »

A quote from the article you linked: ” David Post, an Internet scholar who authored a friend-of-the-court brief siding with Packingham, notes that the 30-year sex offender registry means that Packingham and other former offenders who are not in prison, not under supervised release, and not repeat offenders, are still subject to limits on their liberties. “They are ostensibly free and have the same constitutional rights as you or I have,” Post says. And yet, in North Carolina and many other states, laws limit basic First Amendment rights. ” Still subject to limits on their liberties. That means we’re still… Read more »

I am frequently annoyed by the thought “How is one to know?” Legislatures seem to come up with new and often retroactive laws all the time regarding RCs. If they passed a law that bans us from riding bicycles, we would only be informed of the new law when we are arrested while out for a bike ride. Isn’t there anything in the legal system that requires affected parties to receive sufficient notification of laws that might affect them?

David… exactly! Especially as in our case… it is illegal for us to do things that are perfectly legal for the rest of society to do!

” Isn’t there anything in the legal system that requires affected parties to receive sufficient notification of laws that might affect them?” You could say that about any of the hundreds of new laws that are passed every year that could effect any group of people. It would be both difficult and expensive for the government to make all these notifications to each person individually. The government does make all laws available in print and on the internet. It’s up to each citizen to keep up with these new laws. As they say; Ignorance of the law is no defense.… Read more »

Actually ignorance of stupid unconstitutional discriminatory laws is a pretty DAMN GOOD excuse!

What is needed is NOT a “Sex offender rules for dummies” rule book but rather to strike down ALL of these stupid unconstitutional discriminatory laws!

Get rid of the registry. Let people who have done something (whatever that may be) who have done their time…move on with his or her life just as any rational human being should be allowed to do.

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