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Emotional Support Group meeting – Aug. 26 in L.A.

ACSOL will conduct an Emotional Support Group for registrants and their loved ones on Saturday, August 26, beginning at 10 a.m. at:

ACLU Building
1313 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles

Free parking is available under the building and there is no charge to attend the meeting.


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  1. DPH

    Thanks for having this available to RC’s and their Families and friends.
    We just need one up here in NorCal for those who cannot travel to L.A.
    Maybe the ACLU BLDG in SF City.
    Good Deal

  2. FrankGP

    I see this starts at 10am. Is there any schedule? I would like to take the train, but my return if I do is about 3:00pm. I am wondering how long these usually go..

    Thank you.

  3. Randy

    Hello Janice! It was nice to meet you in St. Louis and enjoyed out intellectual dinner. As you are aware we have been working on our class action lawsuits (both in state and federal courts). This is an exhausting issue/debate; as attorneys have their opinions and plans to go about declaring part (hopefully large) of these Draconian laws unconstitutional. Although I have several questions we can discuss via the phone, my main questions to you and legal team are as follows:
    Should we look to past history and frame an argument declaring us as “Second Class Citizens” – and what standing would we have within the courts? States have Departments of Mental Health where a court can defer a defendant\client indefinitely. However they can petition the court for a conditional or unconditional release – considering these laws are “civil in nature” should we not explore the same remedies nationwide? We discussed the difference in Doe v Smith and current registry scheme and to define the obvious difference between the two; and providing evidence to the absolute harm inflicted on RSO’s and their families (especially children) – should we focus on the children and spouses and their innocence? Considering there is a complete disregard for them to have a normal healthy life? Lastly, do you agree with a “separation of powers” argument considering we are one of the SORNA compliant states. And how would you approach that issue besides Doe v Snyder. Every state has statutes referring to the term rehabilitation. Should we not push the envelope in every state and have individuals petition the court for a declaration of rehabilitation? Not asking for relief from SO laws just that the court decree “rehabilitation”. Then use that decree in future proceedings. Lastly, has anyone investigated or spoken with google or yahoo to remove content of a person without a court order; and openly tell them the damage done to innocent children, spouses, and RSO’s? When we get our pleadings prepared we will need to ask the experts to testify to there research and empirical evidence. That is extremely important and would ask everyone for their assistance Thanks. Look forward in talking with you soon.

  4. Jeffery Burden

    Do any of you know about Buckeye, Arizona’s Safe Parks Ordinance restricting any sex offender from entering city operated parks and some recreational facilities? The ordinance 35-11 requires a RSO to obtain a written waiver from the city’s chief of police in order to enter these areas. I believe this raises constitutional questions of free assembly. I would like to hear comments on this unenforceable ordinance.

    • You should be able to enter a Buckeye park

      you would have a case if you wanted to chase it. There are cases from WI of late and IL I believe that would address this. Others here on the forum would help more with specifics because they are sharp minds.

    • AJ

      @Jeffery Burden:
      There is a case pending before the IL SC about this. In People v. Pepitone (, the IL Court of Appeals ruled such a law is “facially unconstitutional,” as it punishes innocent conduct. Whether IL SC sees it that way, remains to be seen. I guess we’ll find out sometime this fall when they reconvene (

      Even w/o this case, a park is a traditional public forum and, as such, any restriction is an abridging a fundamental right (Freedom of Assembly; Freedom of Speech–both to speak, or not speak, and listen) must survive strict scrutiny. “To pass strict scrutiny, the legislature must have passed the law to further a ‘compelling governmental interest,’ and must have narrowly tailored the law to achieve that interest” ( (

      I’m unaware of a similar case in WI that our wise, but consistently anonymous, friend mentions.

      • AlexO

        I wonder if this were to continue having its ruling upheld in our favor, if this would then apply to all such restrictions, chiefly coming onto school grounds? Right now vast majority only allow immediate parents/guardians on school grounds and only with permission from at least the principle. I’d love to able to attend all my nephews important moments at school.

  5. Dph

    She has answered our prayers! Thanks Janice and Board and Coords!
    Berk has arrived!

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