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Janice’s Journal: The Big Picture

I founded California Reform Sex Offender Laws, the predecessor of the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) eight years ago in September 2011. I did so after reading the book, “We’re All in This Together”, by Frank Lindsay who was convicted of a single sex offense in 1979.

My decision to create this organization was based upon the outrage I experienced after learning that not only Frank’s civil rights, but the civil rights of a large group of people in this country were being violated every day, 24 hours a day. That group of people included not only individuals convicted of a sex offense but also their families.

The initial challenge was where to begin. Which civil right could and should be challenged first?

The answer was to start small, to achieve success in the courtroom and/or the State Capitol. And although it was our intent to begin with the issue of proximity restrictions, that is, where a registrant can visit, a more pressing issue arose that we could not ignore. That issue was the requirement to post a sign on the front door of your home on Halloween that “outed” you as a registrant not just on that day but for always.

We succeeded at stopping the Halloween sign requirement by convincing a federal district court judge that the signs posed a real danger to the registrants who lived there as well as their families. We then moved on to our first case challenging proximity restrictions. After “only” 31 lawsuits, we rid the state of California of such restrictions. In doing so, we established our credibility in the courts and demonstrated our determination to restore the civil rights of registrants and their families.

Our next target was to challenge residency restrictions, that is, laws that limit where registrants and their families can live. This campaign began in the city where Frank Lindsay resided, in part, because that city chose to double the area where registrants could not live despite written and verbal warnings from ACSOL. We have now filed 40 lawsuits and every city we have sued thus far has repealed, revised or agreed not to enforce their residency restrictions. We will continue this campaign until we rid the state of residency restrictions.

This is a great track record, right? Then why do so many people continue to question ACSOL’s dedication to restoring the rights of registrants and their families?

Many such questions come in the context of the Tiered Registry Law which was passed in 2017 and will become effective in 2021.

ACSOL lobbied the state legislature for 6 ½ years before the Tiered Registry Law was passed. Did we get everything we asked for? No! But we did win the ability for about 70 percent of the people on the registry to petition for removal from the registry. Given that there are at least 100,000 people on the California registry, that means that there will be more than 70,000 people who will be able to petition for removal from the registry.

And for those who are not included in this large group, ACSOL will continue its efforts so that you, too, will be eligible to petition for removal from the registry. We cannot guarantee when that will happen, but we can guarantee that we will continue to work toward that goal until it is achieved.

Please understand that ACSOL cannot do this alone. We need YOUR help! We need YOU to participate in hearings in the State Capitol as well as to write letters and to make phone calls.

Over the past 8 years, we have seen what a huge difference 15 people can make at a legislative hearing. And we have seen that number grow to 100. Even so, this is only a small percentage of people affected by legislation that affects the lives of more than 100,000 families.

President John F. Kennedy proclaimed in 1961, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” I proclaim in 2019, “ask not what ACSOL can do for your, ask what you can do for ACSOL.”

The answer is SHOW UP – STAND UP – SPEAK UP as well as to make whatever financial contribution you can afford. ACSOL has a $10 challenge which we know you can meet or exceed. Imagine what ACSOL could accomplish if every person on the registry contributed only $10 or those who can contribute more than $10 did so.

If that happened, ACSOL would have a “war chest” of at least $1 million which could be used for challenges such as Facebook pages for any registrant who wants one, the opportunity to serve on a jury, no wearing of GPS and overseas travel without restriction.

It’s time to see the BIG PICTURE. It’s time to contribute to make that big picture a REALITY. And it’s easy to do so using the “Donate” button on this page or to mail a check to our headquarters at 1215 K Street, 17th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Do it TODAY!

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Thank you Janice and Co. for all you are doing. You are the voice for so many of us. I tried to donate on this site but it kept declining my credit card. I use the same card, same info for online shopping with no problem. I tried it several times. Has anyone else experienced this?

Thank you, Eric, for your tenacity! It looks like you were ultimately successful. We truly appreciate YOU and your support! The “Donate” button is now up and running for others as well.

Yes, there appears have something to with Paypal

You are in a precarious position and will never please all. I thank you and your team for your continued efforts – serving the underserved.

One day, I hope that we are allowed to participate in our kids education without permission.

Thank you.

Fantastic post Janice! I wasn’t even aware of the magnitude of how much ACSOL accomplished in CA until I read this post. You ate truly a warrior of people’s rights! Although I can’t participate in the hearings as I live on the other side of the country, what I CAN do is donate, which I will be doing again shortly. Regarding this: “Then why do so many people continue to question ACSOL’s dedication to restoring the rights of registrants and their families?”. My answer would be that they can question ACSOL’s efforts All they want. If they don’t get it,… Read more »

Janice plz forgive the frustration of us that sometimes loose sight of what’s been done and the goals ahead. It is easy to loose patience when we see and experience acts of harm. You are exponentially correct that our greatest challenge is to get those within our own ranks to wake up, show up, stand up and speak up.

Our fight is NOT just for the benefit of those on the registry. It is for everyone. I look at China”s credit system….their whole country is on a sort of registry being watched from all angles. If you score is not high enough you can’t go anywhere or do anything. It’s horrible. The sex offender Registry is kin to that kind of horror. Google and the World system would love to restrict us all. This fight we are in is a fight for the whole of society. We need to broaden our borders!

Heartfelt thanks for all that you do and will continue to do. Progress is indeed being made and we will continue to move forward. However we need all of us to stand together, speak out and continue to fight the wrongs. It cannot be done alone. I am making a donation today and encourage everyone to do the same.

The first thing done with the electronic database was to begin the mass indenture of humans to them AND their insatiable maintenance for life. That was a group of already convicted AND defense-less in the perception of congressional leaders, and the top court. A large picture indeed the anti-liberty wrought via the true underlying intent. The ‘ intent’ described by act no different than any other time in human history. Children in America find themselves enslaved too. They are also reasonably compelled to purchase Identity theft protection precisely because of the threat of the database machines. EVERYTHING YOU SAY CAN… Read more »

@Janice Bellucci: “[W]hy do so many people continue to question ACSOL’s dedication to restoring the rights of registrants and their families?” —– Because those same “many people” cannot appreciate the positives they’ve received; they focus only on what they don’t (yet) have: abolishment of the registry. As I read your question, it brought to mind a story about a major union leader in the 20th century. He had just emerged from a building after a big labor win against a company. A reporter asked him whatever could he would want after such a victory. His reply? “More.” Sadly, that is… Read more »

Hear hear!

Also met your challenge, and made it monthly.

Thank you Janice! I’m contributing. My only question (I’ve not read anything), how will PC 17B and expungement affect people’s tiers? In some instances, the difference between a Felony & Misdemeanor can dramatically affect your tier? Thank you

Janice you are a great leader in this uncalled for fight! Just like the Jews who was put on death lists in Germany and was tattooed and put in gas chambers! We the people who made a mistake and did our time plus payed our fines.Should Not be on any kind of list in the USA!!! You did your time and payed for your crime you should be let back in to prove you have changed and want too make a difference!! But the Nazis won’t let you!!! So I thank you with all of my heart janice and your… Read more »

“Why do so many people continue to question ACSOL’s dedication to restoring the rights of registrants and their families?” When I first found this website, two thoughts nagged me. 1. Why isn’t acsol working in conjunction with narsol. 2. IS this just another $ making machine (polygraphers, politicians, some therapists, prisons for profit, etc). Both questions have been answered to my satisfaction. The dedication you have shown on our behalf is heartwarming. Your cooperation with other organizations gives me more hope. I know that some therapists who work with us are shunned. Some attorneys who help us are shunned. Any… Read more »

“1. Why isn’t acsol working in conjunction with narsol. 2. IS this just another $ making machine (polygraphers, politicians, some therapists, prisons for profit, etc).

And what what were your conclusions?

I don’t doubt either’s efforts. I am a member of both.

I am also a member of narsol. I donate approximately the same to both organizations. Hearing Janis speak on one of the narsol conference calls was very refreshing. My fears of acsol’s being a € machine taking advantage of us were gone many years ago. Seeing Janice speak on newscasts and reading her writings and seeing her victories for us speaks for itself. (€… My phone still thinks I’m in Spain.).
Got back this week.

I am the Treasurer for the Foundation and I see every penny we take in and every penny we spend and for what purpose. RM, I can tell you that if we were a “money making machine”, we are doing it all wrong. There is no one being paid by this organization and we take in enough to just cover expenses and keep the lawsuits funded. And if you think Janice is the “money maker”, she would do multiple times better in the practice she left to do this for you and me. The Foundation has had to pay one… Read more »

Yes this group has given me hope for the future.. I do remember at one time they even threated to keep RSO from driving on a free way because there is a daycare next to a freeway. This group stopped the city/state from going there…

Thank you Mark, and everyone else who donate a lot of time to help us. I for one really appreciate you.

@ Mark Judkins: I was quoting Jm in wi and asking what his conclusions were.

I have just donated.

Janice and this organization, thank you.

I am deeply frustrated with the tiered registry scheme, but there’s no doubt that it’s better than the status quo. In my case (attempted lewd act), 20 years is much, much better than life. There something to look forward to.

Regardless, Janice has done so much for us.

Not only had she worked very hard on our behalf, she’s gotten a lot of results.

Good lawyering on behalf of this maligned group of which I’m part. A blessing for which I’m profoundly grateful.

The ACLU isn’t advocating for us, notice.

Janice, I can’t speak for the thoughts of others. But for me: Please don’t mistake criticism for contempt. I have monumental respect for you, all those who help you, and everything you have all done so far. The fact that I disagree with you from time to time doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate you. I believe I have stated this on every post I’ve ever made. I don’t comment very often anymore because there are a few people who slam me when I don’t toe the line. I am not a believer in incrementalism. I also do not believe that… Read more »

@Matt You are not alone in the harsh reality of the Registry. I would dare say that no registrant has ever felt that system has treated them fairly or justly. Everyone is with you on how you feel. In sense RSO’s are still doing time after the fact because they can’t go here or there like real American citizens. RSO’s have to report themselves, answer to someone of authority, or they violate. The only difference between this and prison is that RSO’s has to provide their own food and boarding. That being said effective change can only be met with… Read more »

@Bill

A marathon is a race of 26.2 miles unless it is a longer version of it towards the Ultra marathon level, e.g. 100 miles, or even an Iron Man competition. While this is not a sprint, but more like a marathon, this entire effort is drawn out longer than all of us who’re impacted by it want it to be regardless of the distance referenced in comparison.

Bill, you’re making my point for me. MLK was over 60 years ago. Incrementalism doesn’t work. You just proved it with your post. How much time do you have? I haven’t got another 60 years. Neither does almost anybody else who is reading this. These people need to be curb-stomped. Trying to convince them to do the right thing is like turning a battleship around in a bathtub.

@Matt Unless there is a more effective way to expedite change, incrementalism as you call it is all we have. The justice system is designed in such a way that we can only make small changes. The people who are fighting for RSO’s only have so much resource and support to do this. Not to mention “stranger danger” myths and other bad information permeating popular belief. Politicians are afraid to touch it because they would be viewed as being soft on crime. Unless people can amass huge public awareness at a short time where the narrative is that society is… Read more »

Let’s identify and attack (in a political correct way) the ones whom are creating the fear. We need to start exposing these identities: Corporations (hey i have a camera that you can install on all your school buses to keep the perpetrators away; no upfront cash just pay us payments), Unions (don’t forget every aspect of law enforcement is unionized whereas every new law/agency equals more union dues.) Then come the Lobbyist and the Media all vying for their share of the $$$$ and ratings. Politicians, well we all know what makes them tick. Can we identify the enemy? Expose… Read more »

Bill,

The Civil Rights Movement for the most part was a lost cause until major protest were engaged. After years of being suppressed Black Americans just said no more.

The question is then, when do we become no longer complacent, passive and docile?

“It’s not a race. It’s a marathon” Then you (and 90% of us) won’t be alive to see the finish line. SCOTUS has a full plate on their docket. Abortion. Guns. Immigration. Gay rights. Hell, we’re not even on the back-burner of the stove yet. We’re permanently and intentionally labeled as “deviants” and it’s took 40 YEARS. just to get a revist for the LGBT population to RID themselves from that dehumanizing, stigmatizing and vilifying DEVIANT label. Pray all you want and muster all the hope you can, but I don’t foresee the misguided 2003 decision being revisted for another… Read more »

I know you say you don’t believe in incrementalism, but this effort, like all others which are similar, will only happen with that approach. You may not like it, but that’s the way it is….it just is.

Read “Engines if Liberty.” It does a great just b explaining how change happens in this country. Also check out Paul Dubbeling’s video talking about “pressure points” on this issue, and what works and what doesn’t. https://youtu.be/Ib-DGs052Xs

You put this before SCOTUS today you LOSE….and the effects will last for generations.

DJ: I’ve already lost. I have nothing else to lose. Pardon me if I don’t share in your opinion. I have read “Engine’s of liberty”. Not impressed. Not in the slightest. Haven’t seen “Pressure Points” but I’m sure it’s more of the same. Again, just because I don’t agree with everything this organization does doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the effort. I have a different opinion of how to succeed. It doesn’t make me right. It just means I see it differently. I think this forum exists to let us say what we think. I don’t think incrementalism is the… Read more »

@Matt I think I understand you now. To say that your life is not the same after what you have gone through would be an understatement. You have experienced losses that you cannot regain either for a long time or never. And you feel helpless rage against a system that is not just nor fair. And everyday you go through is like a kick in the groin that you can’t reciprocate because you’ll violate. And change just can’t come soon enough. The real question for you is how can I cope in all this while the gears of justice grind… Read more »

I agree. We need to contact Justice Thomas and show him the facts? – Decisions in our favor. We call/write our local politicians all the time but it’s time to approach the ones that can make major changes. I’m very appreciative of what everyone has done to date but no better time then now to take it to a higher level.

I loved the San Diego councilman’s interview video. “I don’t know just trying to protect the children”.

Also, brilliant idea on Judge Persky or someone of his stature. What’s the next step?

Let’s punch from both ends!

In order to avoid those problems and change public perception about our issue, we have to educate the public! It is how every other issue that has changed, changed…. be is civil rights, women’s rights, etc.

@Matt: “They make a move; we make a move.” I am finding that in many moves I make, except it’s the other way around… I make a move (fight for us), they make a move (retaliate). Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose (can’t fight back too much because I am still on supervision, I am such a threat to society after 17 years, lol)). We need many more people to get fed up with this to be effective (love ya Janice, you know I do, and thank you for fighting). It seems the more I fight, the more they do… Read more »

In fact, here’s a random thought: Maybe your organization should approach Persky. After all, he can’t get a job, anywhere. Much like a registered sex offender. He is qualified, educated, competent, and unemployable. Maybe he has nothing to lose? Maybe he can help shed light on just how obscene this whole thing has become? If he wanted to, he could easily land an interview on 60 minutes, or similar. All he did was follow the probation report. Something 99% of judges do, 99% of the time. And look what happened. Maybe he needs to be contacted and asked to shed… Read more »

@Matt

Now, that is an excellent idea! Getting Judge Persky here and involved could only have an upside to the entire national effort with CA taking the lead in efforts.

Thank you Janice Bellucci and ACSOL I truly wish people would be more grateful for the work guys have done and stop complaining and questioning your tactics ..

Thank you Janice and team for everything you’ve done and continue trying to do. I’ve been making automatic monthly donations for for several years now, and will be looking to increase them in the future. Even though for the moment it seems like I might end up in tier three based solely on my conviction code (I was granted probation, completed my supervision with zero incidents, and even did and extra year voluntarily therapy , with an excellent letter of completion from the program director), I know without your work all of our lives would be so much more difficult.… Read more »

I always use Paypal. I donate when I can. I usually send $25. Lately PayPal has not been working.
I do thank you for all you have done and are doing. I particularly thank you for explaining our situation having a Federal offense, yet State Registry laws.

Paypal working now. back on month donation. Please let us know what is happening at the Federal level in California??????????????????

Janice, thank you for all you do. I’ve made my donation.

I live outside California but you were instrumental in helping me close a Megan’s law listing that was in error. Years of working with lawyers and having to write my own briefs half the time, it made a huge impact on me that you took an afternoon and corrected an error. You are the only attorney involved in my nightmare that didn’t require me to draft my own arguments. Don’t know what the Pope would have to say about it but you are a Saint in my book.

One thing about asking people to “Speak Up” is that you have to try to listen and understand the opinions of those that disagree with incrementalism as the only approach. I believe the early fights Janice engaged in were needed. They demonstrated wins were possible. They brought key facts to light and showed that there were limits to what was previously seen as a “blank check” for writing any anti sex offender law you wanted to and just reference Smith V Doe and Connecticut DPS V Doe from 2003. But at some point, this game of whack a mole also… Read more »

Are you aware that there is a level of registry that is absolutely constitutional?
Also, nothing prevents the legislature from enacting another unconstitutional law after one gets taken off the books.
Also, who says they stop when someone wins, look at Michigan.

This is why we need the core attacked and SCOTUS to give a ruling that includes guidance. Right now, a hateful and uneducated public demand harsher laws against sex offenders. Politicians will bend to the voters unless SCOTUS gives them a clear line that says they can’t. With clear guidance, bad laws can be stopped before they take affect with an injunction from a judge. If SCOTUS would just say that the judicial branch is in charge of sentencing and protecting the public from those it sentences on an individual basis as part of a fair trial, then legislators hands… Read more »

If we analyze recent movements like Black Lives Matter and (ironically) MeToo perhaps we could reverse engineer their components to see what can be used to affect change to the Registry.

MeToo in particular because the changes were sweeping. For example there were group protests, lots of media coverage, celebrity endorsements, and not to mention social media awareness.

That’s one example how things could change quickly. Can those components I mentioned be created to affect changes on the Registry?

Sure. Who has a well spoken child that’s willing to go the Capitol to say how their dad cant be involved in their schooling. Or how they get teased. Or that their parent was murdered becuade of the registry…

What we need is a child to come forward that became a victim because the perpetrator did not get turned in or helped earlier because families or friends covered it up in an attempt to avoid the harsh penalties of registration and how it affects more than just the perpetrator.

Wouldn’t they be incriminating themselves? I think most states make it a criminal offense to fail to report a known sexual offense.

Most places require doctors and phsychologists to report. I would imagine requiring the average citizen to report would be a slipery slope of compelling an action and not being able to remain silent. If that were true, then it could be compelled for any crime. It may also be hard to prove and unless someone actually witnesses an attack any accusations are hearsay.

Civil Disobedience is what we should be thinking about and doing at every opportunity. Next year is the 2020 census. I plan to refuse to participate in it, and when asked why I will state that until the government restores all my of my civil rights afforded an American citizen I will not assist the government in any way or form.

@Political, what is your goal? A protest is useless without a clear goal. Also, it will fail if the public doesn’t know you are doing it and why. Also consider you would be reducing funds available to your city for things like health care, which could directly affect you and other registrants.

@Janice I will gladly donate to push the fight forward. But I have to point out that there are so many fires to put out, that we need to organize better as a team. I think a HUGE blow to the system would be to reverse the decision to make registrants information Public. I imagine that would help Many Families across the board (finding and holding jobs as well as a place to live) Doing away with in-person Registration. The tiered system doubles down on punishment for those of us that were given a FTR (zero tolerance policy needs to… Read more »

@RTF, “I think a HUGE blow to the system would be to reverse the decision to make registrants information Public.”

Since it is already public information (arrests and convictions) that is never going to happen. Fugettaboutit.

Is it a goal to end PC 290 entirely? Would that then allow professional licensing to no longer be a problem and also remove the prohibitions on employment?

Yes. The ultimate goal is to end the registry entirely. If the reason for you not getting a license is specifically due to being registered, than that will no longer be a barrier. But if the reason for not getting the license is your general legal record, then ending the registry isn’t likely to help with that as what they’re looking at is if you had a conviction. You’ll just be treated as someone else with a non-SO conviction. Prohibition on employment will depend. There are non-SO convictions that while not requiring to be registered, can bar you from certain… Read more »

Janice, thank you for all you and all of the ACSOL team do for me, personally, (not one second of the time you spend fighting this fight, goes unappreciated by me) Over the decades I’ve been registered, all the while watching things continually get worse, I didn’t think I’d ever see anyone step up to fight all these injustices (Constitutional violations). I have an update regarding the “Unlimited” “Verified” Complaint filed against me under the guise of a “property dispute”. The only thing that made it about “property” is that I, a registered citizen, resides on it. If it were… Read more »

Michael F. I understand so very much with what you are going through. I actually have nothing but a car and what fits in side. Though I am On Parole and subject to the conditions. In my case paroled to a area I had never been. Risk of _1 on the static 99. Parole gave me nothing at all. Not even a Map. Through the grace of a program for drug addiction. Which I have never suffered and knocked on the door for 3 weeks because Parole would not refer me. I got in. My family paid for Motels. Took… Read more »

Thank you ACSOL and Co for all you do! You give us hope for a better live and a better tomorrow for our children. In gratitude.

Thank you Janice, K.G., and Frank, I would never have survived this experience with my family member without the tremendous hope and support of all the people I have met through ACSOL. The morning after the arrest in April 2015, the radio aired the news about the residency restrictions ruling by Janice’s law suit. I was able to Google Search that news and found the origin was ACSOL ( it was a different name then). I spoke to Janice who put me in touch with K.G. a family member in the same boat. K. had a support group for family… Read more »

New DA article regarding Todd Spitzer is nice. He claims to want to make change. My case was in LA and both the DA & Judges where always courteous, fair and professional. When I filed my COR years ago, I was rather shocked! The Judge sounded like a DA, the DA was rather dishonest and the investigator was a thug! I truly (only arrested once) had never seen anything like this before!

Janice, and ACSOL volunteers, thanks for all you do! After having my passport revoked last year, I started searching and looking for ways to fight this and found ACSOL. I was not too sure about trusting ACSOL at first, but then after attending last years conference I was sold, got involved and started going to Sacramento and lobbying. I looked for more ways to help, and subsequently canceled my cable TV subscription last year and setup $100 a month PayPal donation to ACSOL as following & supporting ACSOL is better than anything I’ve watched on TV. I’m still looking for… Read more »

(@Facts – your words spawned this reply, but it is not directly for you, though I do use three of your words, whereas the community at all) What pray tell should those impacted by being on the registry to do that is not complacent, passive, or docile? March down a US highway blocking traffic? Ride buses? Sit at a lunch counter? Drink at a specific water fountain? March on the US Capitol? All for what? What is the end goal? To show the elected officials and people those who have done their time and paid their fine for their issue… Read more »

I once suggested that we have local sit-ins in school parking lots on Saturdays while no children were present to generate attention in hopes that it would domino effect and go regional. At what point do we become angry enough to assemble into a peaceful act of defiance? An in-your-face message is the only thing they understand at this point.

I would strongly advise not to do anything like that as it would more than likely lead to an arrest and conviction for loitering in a school zone. I really don’t think it would matter if children were not present. It’s a school zone and the way registry terrorists interpret their laws would lead to a conviction and imprisonment.

I agree with you. I do not believe a actual protest at a park by Citizens such as ourselves. Our families absolutely can. Any mainstream media willing to actually give fair time to this matter?. I have personally sat and charged in the open. I also am very open . Even when I should not. There or those who understand. Many more who actually said I was stealing from the city. Then do to the nature of homelessness as a registrant on parole. No place other then select areas power available. Which by the way are know to the Other… Read more »

Back in 2012 I took a deal for 8 years with 85% and a strike and 4 years parole. Well when I got out of prison in January 25 2018 my parole officer told me that I have 20 years of parole to do. I want to know why I Signed for 4 years of parole and now I have 20 years now

Janice, thank you for pursuing the marked passport for registered persons. You are wonderful! Is there an update on the legal challenge?

I am ACSOLS and have just joined NARSOL. I am concerned with the unfair registry laws but I’m wondering why there isn’t more being said and more trying to be done in the beginning, before the men are actually convicted of the crime. The laws and the sentencing for sex crimes are so out of proportion compared to every other crime on the books. A person is likely to do less time for murder than a sex crime . It doesn’t matter if the sex was consensual between the male and female or any of the surrounding circumstances if the… Read more »

Hi Sandra ~ It is awful what you and your grandson are going through. Any prison sentence for something like this is not justified. He is a teen himself, and age alone does not define maturity. In many countries, the age of consent is 16 or even 14, so who is to say that in the US, these “kids” are less mature than those in other countries? I was 17, and my boyfriend was 21. Nobody had a problem with this, including my family and friends. Girls get their period at an early age, which means they reached the child… Read more »

Thank you Janice, I was happy that the Tiered Registry Law was passed but I just wished that people who did there 10 or 20 years of registry time would automatically get off instead of wasting time and money for courts writing petition for removal especially the people that are disabled or can`t get or find a job do to there backgrounds checks.

Gee ~ I agree wholeheartedly. Removal should be automatic after the time span for the person’s tier has passed. We don’t want to have to rely on the judge’s mood on that particular day. If she/ he had a bad day, the petition will be denied? If we don’t volunteer because we are tired from working and trying to live life on the weekends, we might get denied? If we don’t provide character letters since we moved on, and new friends don’t know our past, we will be denied? Character letters and volunteering is only cliche anyways, and it should… Read more »

I have a question. I live in California and on 12/18/19 a sheriff officer came to my house and told me that if I leave my house over night I have to let the county know. I am not on parole anymore and I have always been told that if it’s longer than 5 days then I have to tell them. They told me that even if I went camping in my county overnight I still have to tell them. Is this true??

The cop is a liar. Big surprise, I know. This is a great example of why people should never allow LE to get near you. Don’t let them come around and lie to you. They are a danger. If they need to tell you something, make them put it in writing. If something isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen. Also, RPs who own their own homes should contact other RPs and offer to allow them to Register at their home as well. A person would have to stay there on a somewhat regular basis but that is exactly what should be… Read more »

I should add that you can Register any friend’s home if you live there enough and they let you. I have a friend that hates big government with a passion. I Register there and he likes it. His home is on a lot of land and LE has never even seen it, let alone been there. It’s hilarious too because he has over 20 guns there. I think he wishes someone would come into his property to try to attack someone.

Hello Janice, have you heard of the study on recidivism the federal government did in 1994 which shows 9% and have done a study every year since which shows recidivism below 5%. Plus i found a report from the neighborhood of Megan Kanka. The parents said if they had known a offender lived there they could have prevented her rape and murder. Acorrding to the report they knew he lived there and so did about 98% of the neighbors knew plus there was two other registrants living on the block. This report was taken after her death an before the… Read more »

Opps i forgot to put the link to the government study.
http://Www.bjs.gov>rsorp94

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