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State Department revoking passports of child sex offenders

[NY Daily News]

In compliance with a law passed last year, the federal government is curbing the liberties of convicted child sex offenders.

On Wednesday, the State Department said it will begin revoking passports belonging to these individuals, forcing them to apply for a new document.

Additionally, the updated passports will include a message on the inside back cover stating, “The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor, and is a covered sex offender pursuant to (U.S. law).”


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  1. Mike r

    This is truly wonderful news! I need help!

  2. AlexO

    I’m in too good of a mood tonight for some reason. All the hateful comments made me laugh.

    • Stay outraged

      Yeah, the “put it on their forehead” crowd are the REAL subhumans that are not able to see this for what it is and will never change their fearful minds.

      They are pathetically predictable with their bandwagon hate mongering.

      As far as all these preemptive “child safety” laws go, identification, awareness and knowledge would not have saved Megan Kanka or Adam Walsh. The negligence and ignorance of their parents sealed their fates.

  3. 1984

    I have a bucket full of words for those responsible for this tyranny. And another bucket full for those who let them be tyrannical. There is something really wrong with our government for it to ignore facts and become so non-objective. I know some of it is the education level, some is superstition and primordial fear.

    Where are the checks and counter checks. How can a law be passed in a short amount of time using hear-say and take at least 10 times the time to remove or change using facts. They stomp their little tiny feet in tantrum when their rules are questioned.

    You notice I use they a lot, have you ever try to find out who one of these individuals are? I mean who they really are and not just some title.

    Lots of work ahead things will not change easily. False paradigms are tougher than real ones to crack. A real paradigm will respond to facts and truth. And why is this the job of the feds anyway?

  4. Stay outraged

    This is just spite work and mob mentality retaliatory vengeance.

    Forget Global Warming … We are being destroyed by a silent genocide.

  5. America's Most Hated

    It still says nothing about whether I have to pay yet another $135 for a passport I just bought six months ago.

    • Sam

      I think it says we’d have to reapply since they would have been revoked. Which means we have to pay again

  6. ab

    I can’t be the only one who finds the phrase “child sex offender” completely ridiculous can I? Every time I read “child sex offender” I think of a child doing something sexually offensive.

    • Sam

      They use the words that they do to instill fear in the masses making them think that everyone on the list is after prepubescent children

  7. It doesn’t work

    My passport was confiscated by my po. It’ll be many, many, many years until I am off paper and I’ll do what I can until then to get back an unmarked passport. Maybe by then All Felons will have a marking on their passport. Or Most anyway.

  8. David Kennerly, Observe Bio-Hazard Handling Procedures

    “In compliance with a law passed last year, the federal government is curbing the liberties of convicted child sex offenders.”

    Is it me or does that statement not sum up precisely what we think the government is doing but what it would be loathe to admit?

    “Curbing our liberties” does not sound like a regime of “not punishment” or a good-faith exchange of information between governments with no intention of preventing individuals from leaving their country.

    The Daily News is saying precisely what everyone thinks this law is and wants it to be.

    • CR

      I had exactly the same thought. When they say “curbing the liberties” that sounds like an accurrate characterization. I wondered if they understood the implications of that when they wrote it.

  9. David Kennerly, Enemy Of the State, Untermensch

    “German Jews’ Passports Declared Invalid”

    “On October 5, 1938, the Reich Ministry of the Interior invalidates all German passports held by Jews. Jews must surrender their old passports, which will become valid only after the letter “J” has been stamped on them.

    The government required Jews to identify themselves in ways that would permanently separate them from the rest of the German population. In an August 1938 law, authorities decreed that by January 1, 1939, Jewish men and women bearing first names of “non-Jewish” origin had to add “Israel” and “Sara,” respectively, to their given names. All German Jews were obliged to carry identity cards that indicated their heritage, and, in the autumn of 1938, all Jewish passports were stamped with an identifying red letter “J”. As Nazi leaders quickened their war preparations, antisemitic legislation in Germany and Austria paved the way for more radical persecution of Jews.”

    Parallels? How can you say that the treatment of American sex offenders is anything like the Nazis’ treatment of Jews? Oh wait…

    Here: _

    Here: ___

    • Lisa

      It’s exactly the same. There are those that say it is deserved but then they forget that one day these same witch hunters will come for them. It’s only a matter of time.

      • David Kennerly, Enemy Of the State, Untermensch

        Thanks, Lisa! I was hoping that someone would notice that. It’s absolutely damning in making IML clearly and dramatically analogous to Nazi Germany’s treatment of the Jews. I found this document to be stunning.

  10. Eric Knight

    If a registrant receives a notice that their passport is being revoked until it is changed, can he/she contact ACSOL with this information for potential litigation in a class action? If so, what is the recommended method? Thanks.

  11. Bill

    Thank you Obama for your deceiving ways.

  12. Illinois Contact

    Resources for RSO Sex Offenders

    Very helpful website with much more detailed and up-to-date information than on RTAG, including specific accounts from recent travels, including cruise ships. Be forewarned, much of it is pretty discouraging, but I it’s better to know before you go.

    • Sam

      It appears that the blog has been removed

      • CR

        Wow. Google owns I wonder if they shut down the rsotravel blog? If so, I wonder for what possible reason they would do that? There was nothing there that could possibly violate their terms of service.

        I hope it re-emerges somewhere.

      • NPS

        Wow. I just looked at it this afternoon. It didn’t have much on it, though. The other site (RTAG) is actually better.

        • CR

          rsotravel had a list of registration time requirements by state, frequently checked and updated, that was very handy for domestic travel planning. RTAG doesn’t have that, but has more international travel info. Both sites very useful. I hope rsotravel comes back.

    • rso travel

      We decided to shutdown our blog because it came to our attention that our blog was used as a reference in a negative way by media. That was never our attention. Thank you for your support and please keep fighting for what you believe is the right thing to do. Safe travels.

      • Sam

        Thank you for your service. It was appreciated and it’s sad that people had used it in a negative way other than its intended purpose of helping people live normal lives

      • Nicholas Maietta

        If everyone shut down their websites due to negative light being cast by the media, then their would be no advocacy work published anywhere. I think that was not the best choice. Would you consider sharing your work with others?

        There are other projects that can benefit from your work. I am associated with a future website in the works called which aims to offer a multitude of unique features derived around data including tools that help registrants quickly navigate travel restrictions while traveling or even moving.

        You can email me at or Thank you.

  13. Mot

    What about those who live in states where the TSA will only accept a PassPort to board a domestic flight? Too much information for the world to know??

  14. Tim Moore

    Good comments all. Please post them on the AOL site. In their comments section, too many simpletons making a joke of it at our expense.

  15. Illinois Contact

    Now it seems like the RTAG Travel Matrix has been shut down by Google, as well. I hope this website is not in jeopardy.

  16. anonymous in Maine

    They said this wasn’t about blocking us from traveling, only about notifying foreign governments of our status. And then they start revoking passports… Actions speak louder than words indeed.

    Has anyone filed a new suit now that the challenge is ripe?

    • Sam

      Interpol has been notifying countries for year as well as the whole angel watch thing. The passport revoking and marking is overkill to an already flawed system based on fear. The ones who are committing the crime that this is meant to prevent aren’t even on the list.

      • anonymous in Maine

        My point is, by flat-out *revoking* our passports, they throw out the argument that they made earlier, which was that they were not preventing us from leaving, only informing other governments of our status and allowing them to decide whether or not to permit our entry.

        Now they are explicitly and undeniably preventing us from leaving, because we cannot travel at all on revoked passports.

        • PK

          Why not?

        • Sam

          The more irritating part about it is they are trying to play it cool, like, “oh we blocked your passport, but here, just come down and we will give you a new one no problem, you won’t be able to really go anywhere with it though teehee”(use Cartman’s cupid me voice From South Park when reading this)

        • David Kennerly, Enemy Of the State, Untermensch

          I guess that they’ll argue that the inconvenience of re-applying for a passport is not an excessive burden and that there is a process we can follow.

          Me, I think they are mendacious thugs who would like nothing better than to discourage us from ever trying.

        • Paul 2

          If they put this IML mark on ex registrants passports then a case can be made for it being unconstitutional for targeting a specific group of people. If you do not have to register anymore they can’t put this on your passport.

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