GA: Group confronts Cobb County sheriff over ‘invented requirements’ imposed on sex offenders

[ – 1/29/20]

ATLANTA — A sex offender rights group is accusing the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office of overstepping Georgia’s sex offender registration laws.

In a letter sent this week to Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, the North Carolina based National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) claims deputies are “imposing invented requirements not contained in Georgia law.”

NARSOL Executive Director Brenda Jones, in the letter, writes the requirements the sheriff’s office is imposing are considered harassment. The letter includes four specific claims against the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

First, registrants are allegedly being required to have personal contact four to 10 times a year at a deputies’ discretion – a requirement NARSOL claims isn’t detailed in state law.

Second, deputies are accused of leaving cards demanding registrants call or face arrest, in excess of required sex offender renewal requirements.

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These things go on all the time and have been Since the enception of SORNA !
with Police Dept. and public !
My rent to Own Landlord Cursed me out for Not telling him im on The Registry, Police have Cursed at .e and tried in every way possible to stare me dow. ,intimidate, harrass and bully me into saying and doing
anything ..(PROVOKING me ) they could use against me !
Saying things like we will be back to check on this or that assumption anytime we want !
Or that could be a problem your wife supposedly changed the locks on your house ! We will check back !
Hounding me about personal questions not in ACCORDANCE with The Law !
Driving past my house or in the corner, vacenity 10 times etc.
Talking excessively with neighbors to narc on me !
And on And on and on !

I hate how they have worded their article… “accused” makes standing up for civil rights of registered citizens in a negative light, in my view.

It’s the perpetual Punishment of the “Price Club” membership. PUNISHMENT.

The Sheriff sounds like both a bully and scumbag!

I realize this issue is about abiding by state laws for registrants and I appreciate the fighting.

For those on some sort of supervision, what divides the line between what the supervision can do and try/will do? The Department of Community Supervision supervises those under supervision in Georgia. Those under DCS supervision have a set of restrictions imposed by the state and in the case of someone moving to Georgia, have a set of restrictions imposed by Georgia and from their conviction state. Outside of those restrictions, what governs any restriction imposed?

I have been asking this question for years, with the majority of the answers being… supervision can impose whatever restrictions they want. From what I have researched, supervision has to basically have a reason to impose a new restriction. I have also been told that there’s a 20% chance I’d win.

It seems DCS can impose whatever restrictions they want on those under supervision; THIS DOES NOT COMPUTE IN MY MIND, nor should it in anyone else’s minds.

“Out of an abundance of caution”, is that a line they teach specifically to sheriff’s, P.O.s, and any other law enforcement?
They are the only people that I ever hear use that line of bull.