UPDATED May 1, 2018:
The May 8 press conference and filing of lawsuit has been postponed. Future date to be determined and announced.
Correspondingly, ACSOL will not be meeting as an organization at the hearing.
Original (obsolete) March 16 posting:
ACSOL members are encouraged to attend a court hearing on May 8 in Los Angeles County that will feature four men charged with the brutal murder of a registrant in late November 2017. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 4 of the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse, 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance.
“Although the man who was murdered in this case was a registrant, the District Attorney refuses to add charges to reflect that fact,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice. “Instead, the District Attorney has characterized this terrible crime merely as a home invasion.”
According to media reports, the defendants in the case went to a hardware store and purchased tools which they later used to break down the registrant’s locked apartment door. It is reported that the same tools were used to both torture and kill the registrant.
“The government has blood on its hands because they publicly listed the registrant’s name, home address and other personal information on the Megan’s Law website, which is available to the public,” stated Bellucci. “The Megan’s Law website has become a shopping list for vigilantes who harm registrants solely because they are on the registry. The public listing of registrants’ names, home addresses and other information must be stopped.”
In addition to this brutal murder, several registrants have been killed by vigilantes in both California and the nation due to information published on Megan’s List. In some of those vigilante attacks, spouses and children have also been harmed.