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Group that promotes ‘rational sex offense laws’ says it’ll open Halloween hotline (NARSOL)

A group that says it advocates for ‘rational sexual offense laws’ is organizing a nationwide Halloween hotline and vows to hold local governments, law enforcement agencies and parole/probation officers accountable if “the constitutional rights of law-abiding, registered sex offenders are violated under the pretext of protecting the public on Halloween.” Full Article

NARSOL Announcment

Halloween Marathon

October 31st, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. EDT

Please join NARSOL for our second annual Halloween marathon/”Cop-watch” hot line session, beginning at 5 p.m. eastern time on October 31st. We will be live for five continuous hours dealing with various aspects of Halloween-related restrictions, International Megan’s Law, and the case of Gundy v United States. Attorneys King Alexander and Paul Dubbeling will be with us for much of the call, and we will open the phone lines immediately to hear horror stories about law enforcement’s suppression of Halloween activities. Full Schedule and Call-in Info

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Thank you, ACSOL, for cross-promoting this with/for NARSOL. Great job–

Also, NARSOL’s map at the link above… is hysterical (and sad) at the same time. An excellent visual to go against Patch and the rest of the scaremongering media…

Paul Dubbeling will be on the call which makes it interesting to listen in on…

This is awesome, taking the offensive. This is how we will get results. Stop sitting back and letting the hate mongers abuse a minority. Make them pay the consequences.

Maybe I’m wrong, but the article seems a little derisive to me when they put quotes around the phrase rational sex offense laws.

Also, I’m pretty sure Vanderwall is (deliberately?) misquoted:

“Every credible study overwhelmingly demonstrates that more than 90% of the sexual assaults which occur this Halloween will be committed by someone already known and trusted by the victim and not by anyone on the sex offender registry.”

Again, I could be wrong but Vanderwall knows full well no SO will be committed this Halloween and am pretty sure he knows better than to allude otherwise.

I think the point of Vanderwall’s message was that if there’s an assault on Halloween (or any other day), there’s a 90% chance it is by someone known and/or trusted by the victim. It could have been worded a little clearer, to be sure.

AJ: Possibly, but I don’t think so. Vanderwall is too articulate to muddle the same two points he’s made so precisely over the years. I never met him and acknowledge that he might speak different than he writes, but the tone of the article still leads me to believe the reporter deliberately misquoted, considering he was pushing the Halloween danger from registrants angle (to me, at least).

Nice that Janice kept some of us company at NARSOL’s Halloween party. Love the cooperation between two of our largest organizations. Glad to be a contributor to both. The update on IML was so close to home. I lived it during my last Europe trip. (Revoked passport and all). I haven’t re-applied yet. I assume it’s a 50/50 chance that I get a new one without the identifier. In which case I get one trip and will be revoked again. Expensive way to travel. (I am confident I can supply sufficient info along with my application to get an identifier… Read more »

Janice was on the call?? That IS awesome to hear. I will listen once they post the audio. IML is of particular interest. I live in a state where I “may” still participate with my kids in the activities, though we leave our light off and don’t give out candy, assuming all the neighbors know and not wanting any questions.

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