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NC: Cleveland Co. Sheriff’s Office to start posting names of registered sex offenders on Facebook

[wsoctv.com – 2/18/19]

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. – Cleveland County’s Sheriff’s Office is taking unprecedented steps to make sure you know if a sex offender moves in near you.

It is posting on its Facebook page information about sex offenders who have changed their address or who have just become sex offenders.

Officials said there is a higher percentage of registered sex offenders in the county than in other counties of similar size, so people need extra help to stay safe.

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“Cleveland Co. Sheriff’s Office to start posting names of registered sex offenders on Facebook” Yes, that’s right – we can’t use FB but we will be placed ON Facebook. Here’s a quote for you: “The sheriff said he wants registered sex offenders to understand they are being watched and to make sure they don’t break the law. “You either need to find another county to live in other than Cleveland County or you are going to be in the Cleveland County jail,” said Norman.” So, if I’m understanding him correctly, he’s trying to get registrants to MOVE out of “his”… Read more »

Could someone with Facebook access ask the sheriff what exactly are the steps the public is supposed to take to safeguard themselves from registrants? While you’re at it, ask him how many times someone was actually arrested for harassing, threatening, or intimidating registrants. I saw where he said they COULD be, but I for one am not assured that they would.

Well, according to the article, the sheriff himself is actually so stupid that he has already harassed, threatened, and intimidated registrants. I mean, how stupid do you have to be to do that and then say that anyone who does it will be arrested, LOL?! Except you won’t be arrested if you are a law enforcement criminal, I expect. I’ve posted a number of comments on the criminals’ Facebook page. I don’t really care to ask the criminal sheriff anything because I don’t care to listen to his stupidity and lies. I fully expect that he is just yet another… Read more »

Decided to go one step further. Sent the following complaint to the North Carolina Attorney General’s office – https://www.ncdoj.gov/Home/ContactUs.aspx – Recently, the Cleveland County Sheriff decided to publish sex offender registrant relocation on Facebook, pointing out that one could be arrested for threatening, intimidating, or harassing them. In the same article, the Sheriff was quoted as saying “Beware, we are going to put you on social media.” and “You either need to find another county to live in other than Cleveland County or you are going to be in the Cleveland County jail.” Sounds pretty threatening, harassing, and intimidating to… Read more »

Also emailed NCRSOL. I think they have some weight in North Carolina.

Perfect. People who support the Registries are crybabies. They want to have their hit lists in peace and be able to pat each other on the back and talk about how great they are and how they are protecting children.

They deserve no peace. They deserve to have the quality of their lives lowered. Sow hate, reap hate.

Not sure about there but I’m pretty sure what he is doing is illegal in most if not all states registry laws where you use the registry to harass people

1. So has there been a spike in sex offenses since this “wave” has occurred? Oh wait, the double and triple checking of addresses solves that. I’m sure they will meet with continued success with that money wasting idea. 2. Let’s see, leave the county or go to jail. Could I have a third option, kind Sheriff? How about I live peacefully and mind my own business? Or has Boss Hogg outlawed that? 3. I was heartened to see not only a comment about it being an invasion of privacy, but that the comment attributed AND that they published counter-point… Read more »

We can’t use FB, yet FB is used against us via virtue-signaling by the local pig pens.

What a country.

Of the 318 adult registrants in Cleveland County, NC 10 are female -> 308 are male and adult.

Cleveland County population is 97,334, 52% are female, 22.1% are minors (census.gov) -> 36,395 are male and adult.

36,395 / 308 -> 1 out of every 118 adult male residents of Cleveland County is a registered sex offender and warrants an active warning to the community.

Cool!

@Joe:
Your data is what needs to be posted on the sheriff’s FB page.

Interesting numbers.

I want to add to Joe’s numbers above with this and encourage anyone who wants to use them to go ahead and post them to Sheriff’s FB page, News station article, etc (which if you do use the data, please let us know here you did so): 318 registrants/97,334 people in Cleveland county = 0.003267 reg/1 cty person or 0.3267/100 people 341 registrants (home facts)/157,974 people in Catawba County (US Census) = 0.002185 reg/1 cty person or 0.2185/100 people 163 registrants (home facts)/89,293 people in Burke County (US Census) = 0.001825 reg/1 cty person or 0.1825/100 people Now, the article… Read more »

I cannot speak for NC, but in Wisconsin cops posting used to be unlawful per stat.175.45(6). (WI v N. Constanteneau)
NCRSOL & Mr Robin V. and an attorney named. Paul Dubbeling are doing great things. So many wins are piling up in NC against the surveillance saints, it maybe the first to fall.
Too many cops are making bones on the backs of the already completed. It has to stop.

Well, are attorneys not going to do anything about this? Stuff like this needs to be kept for future lawsuits.

Wrote to wsoctv.com: If you’re going to report news…. make the news accurate. Re: https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/cleveland-co-sheriff-s-office-to-start-posting-names-of-registered-sex-offenders-on-facebook/922401491 “Registered Sex Offenders New Addresses Posted On @facebook Cleveland County Sherriff Alan Norman said it is an extra step for public safety. His office now posts when registered sex offenders who change addresses. He said he has a high % of sex offenders & must protect people.” YOU ARE JUST REGURGITATING WHAT OTHERS SAY WITHOUT REGARD TO THE FACTS. And I’m guessing it’s because you fear the false safeness that if all previous sex offenders are tracked/restricted/watched/jailed/dead you will be safer. NOT TRUE: 95+% of… Read more »

Great job. I do think it is most effective to contact the media. At least they should try to be objective. Rubes like the sheriff don’t have enough sense to be. I would have addressed one other issue though. When you say “NEVER commit another one”, the simpletons who support the Registries think that is because of the Registries. They think that if the Registries did not exist, then 95+% “would commit another one”. So that always has to be addressed. Maybe with something as simple as, “And contrary to fact-less, emotionally-based beliefs/fantasies/lies, the Registries have been proven to not… Read more »

@Will, thanks for the suggestion. I write so many of these type of responses and honestly, I get tired of it (way more than what I post on here). Some times I purposely leave stuff out to try and get them to respond 🙂 It doesn’t seem to work though; I rarely get a response from anyone no matter what I write.

Yep, I rarely get responses as well. And if I do, they are short. But people are very busy so I expect that. And I doubt that reporters want to specialize in Registry reporting. But even if you don’t get a response from someone, I do expect that people read these. And that WILL affect their opinions, even if they don’t even realize it themselves. Same thing even with the most idiotic Registry zealot out there. They are affected, even if they don’t want to be. I’ve written short, kind, factual notes about the Registries and when I don’t have… Read more »

Um, I thought sex offenders weren’t allowed on FB.

FB has a ToS of no RC’s (they can lock your account based on that). There’s no law that say we can’t be on FB. In fact, a couple of years ago SCOTUS specifically ruled that no laws can be made to bar is from FB.

Facebook doesn’t have any policy about “sex offenders”. They would have no possible way to even identify any significant number of those people (maybe they could 1,000 people nationwide?!). I don’t even know how they would do it. They’d have to watch court proceedings or something?!

Facebook does have terms of service that say (in effect) that Registered People cannot use it. Those people are obviously identifiable by the big government $EX Offender Registries.

That was sarcasm, but thanks for the info. 🙂

Hehe, wondered if it was. Actually I wondered if it was a joke. Cause that is fairly funny.

But either way, I would have said, “Um, I thought Registered People weren’t allowed on FB.” THAT was my point.

Even if, and If I’d even do this, a person had access to FB (I really don’t care for those that do as it has been hacked and disbanded in some countries), had access through a friend or family or stranger, I would not use Facebook….. as they succumb to the database collecting assholes of this once free land.

So, if it were not for these 318 threat centers, Cleveland County is such a utopian paradise that this county of 97,000 employs 12 (twelve!) full time cops (school resource officers) to keep the county’s children (15,000) in line, AT school.

http://www.sheriffclevelandcounty.com/school-resource-officer's.htm
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0d2bHtWJV6CLW5WTDRpdzVCSjQ/view

This country has turned into one of those sh!tholes one hears about.

being watched? how about being a target, how does putting a person on FB considered being watched?

My facebook account got suspended recently. I wonder if it had anything to do with being a sex offender? here is their email.

Hi,

We’ve determined that you’re ineligible to use Facebook. Your account has been removed for violating the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Section 3.1.

For more information about the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms?ref=cr

For safety and security reasons, we can’t provide additional information as to why your account was disabled.

This decision is final.

Thanks

[name]

You being on the registry is likely the reason as that’s part of section 3.1. The interesting thing though is that TOS says “convicted”. But I’m guessing that’s just short-hand for being on the public registry and I doubt someone with the CA expungement would get a pass. Sadly, there’s literally zero ways to directly communicate with someone at FB to resolve any issue. I’d roll a new account, and maybe change your name slightly so that you can’t be pigged directly. It’s not against the law so you should be fine.

I know NY supplies the email addresses to social media sites so that they can be banned/reported. That’s how I got banned from AirBnB too.

I think Airbnb figured it out automatically. I only reported my twitter and facebook name.

Yet my instagram and twitter is still active.

Yup, Packingham the young man who won the case to allow us on social media had his FB under a fake name.

If you uploaded a photo of yourself, It was most likely flagged as a “hit” with the SOR. Facebook utilizes Biometric Facial Recognition.

What a silly, mean and vindictive man this Cleveland County Sherriff Alan Norman is.

Well this is what I read from the NC Offender Registry website…..http://sexoffender.ncsbi.gov/disclaimer.aspx Not sure who this Sheriff thinks he is?
Acceptable Use Policy
This information is made available for purposes of protecting the public, for keeping them informed and for allowing them to take proactive measures to ensure safety in their communities. Use and/or misuse of this information by individuals, groups or entities to commit criminal acts (to include, but not limited to, threats, intimidation, stalking, harassment) against other persons is subject to criminal prosecution.

barney fife in action

Let’s see them claim that is not traditional shaming. These people are idiots with nothing better to do except waste tax payer money, and try and gain community support for their own careers. I bet the guy has some skeleton in his closet. All these people that do this crap need to be investigated. How many ties has it ended up being they were doing something wrong. More times than a first time offender re-offends I am sure.

No, no … this isn’t shaming, threats, intimidation, stalking, or harassment; it’s just like going to the DMV.

Yeah when I joined Price Club the local sheriff plastered my picture and new membership ID… along with my height, weight, all my license plates, home address, VIN numbers, tattoos and birthmarks, all over Facebook and tweeted it to the world.

This sheriff has an email. It is listed on their dept. site. Let him know what you think. This is what I did.

Yep, criminals like this sheriff ought to get 100,000+ e-mails. I often wonder if I should be messing with local rubes like him but then I always like to think of how “people” like him are a cancer in the body of MY country. Doesn’t matter where they are, they need to be eradicated. Especially if I am not allowed to travel or live internationally. In that case then, I’m taking THIS country. All of it, all the time. Because truly, the rube may think it is “his” county and I have no business talking to him because I don’t… Read more »

Facebook won’t do anything. They ban us and my sherrif post info about level 3s moving into the area.

This is going to backfire!!!

” 1 out of every 118 adult male residents of Cleveland County is a registered sex offender” which mean those 1 RSO has at least 4 or 5 family/friends going to bite back.. 5 out of 118 residents might bite back. It gotta hurt..

I m interested in knowing how this turns out.

My conviction was 20+ years ago in Miami-Dade. Glad I moved to a much better place to start a brand new life.
Miami-Dade is truly a sh#thole – it deserves to sink into the ocean!

“it deserves to sink into the ocean!” Help them do it David.

No need for David to get involved. The “hoax” known as global warming will take care of that, slowly, silently, but surely. It is already an engineering challenge of sizeable proportions to keep low-lying coastal Florida dry. Every centimeter of rising ocean levels exacerbates the problem. Somewhere I read that large parts of Florida were developed, back in the 50s, at such a rapid pace that infrastructure had no chance to keep up with construction. Therefore, many parts of Florida are not on sewer lines but have septic tanks. Which now are bubbling to the surface with the rising ground… Read more »

This criminal sheriff is (of course) continuing to post pictures on the big government’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Cleveland-County-Sheriffs-Office-157039237699058/) so I just now posted another comment there. I’d encourage everyone to do the same. The rubes will attack you. Unfortunately, there are probably some smarter people who have posted there in support of the sheriff’s harassment but none of them will say much. At least they are smart enough to hide a little bit. There are some truly stupid people posting there though. I’ve got to learn to just block those people and ignore them, I can’t make them smarter. Obviously we… Read more »

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