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Bret Kavanaugh just made a very interesting general statement about the SCOTUS reversing a ruling and conditions by which it could be sassed. Not surprisingly the registry meets all the conditions he sets forth for revisiting it. Here is the article: Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh did not author Monday’s opinion that overturned a 1972 decision regarding unanimous jury verdicts, but in a concurring opinion he outlined how he believes the court should determine when it is appropriate to throw out “erroneous precedents.” Kavanaugh asserted that history shows that the tradition of following judicial precedent – commonly referred to… Read more »

At Homedepot the other day a person behind me who was without a mask was stating very loudly that he went to pick up his food for dinner but they would not give it too him without a mask and was told to leave the premises. This person said and I quote “Those *&^% A*$#@ treated me like it was Nazi Germany all because I wasn’t wearing a F*&^%$# Mask.” Standing in front of him I thought…. This person does not realize how lucky he is because when Covid19 ends he is free once again.

@Laura: this person behind you who stated “Those *&^% A*$#@ treated me like it was Nazi Germany all because I wasn’t wearing a F*&^%$# Mask.” He/she was right in that respect. He/she was wrong to possibly infect you and many others with a deadly virus.

I have been in this situation and I have fought Walmart and Sam’s Club on this issue. They have improved but not to the extent I expected.

Today, I went to Lowe’s. 1/6 of the customers had no mask on (I did). No employees had a mask on. This is why I hate people.

I’ve been wearing my mask when I leave my home for 8 weeks now. It’s a pain to wear them especially when they make your glasses fog up, but I want to support using masks so that less people will get sick. I’ve noticed that less people have been wearing masks lately. All of my close friends take this virus seriously and stay sheltered at home or wear masks when having to go out. Unfortunately the masks only protect the other people, not the one wearing it since the virus droplets can get through the edges of the mask and… Read more »

Honestly, I wasn’t as concerned about getting Covid19 from this person without a mask (not only because I had mine on) but that I was more focused on his comment and his being still upset about not getting his food and feeling like he was being mis-treated like those back in the days of Nazi Germany, as he put it. All of us who are entwined with a registrant, let alone if you are a registrant truly have a closer understanding of what it must have been like to have lived through Nazi Germany. At least I believe my situation… Read more »

Laura,
There were many good reasons why ex post facto laws were forbidden for congressional use. Permitting the use examples how pervasive being a victim has become. Victim’s stance is a very dangerous mind frame to be in. Becoming a victim is being actively promoted in our culture by segments of our leadership and the purveyors of the legal profession.

This is not good as Eric’s but, here is a Mayor with a PhD. and his ignorant comments and letters to the State Governer, AG, Dist Atty AlCo., etc…is not with facts nor educated guesswork NO RESEARCH from a offender from 1997. NOTE; the thoughts for The Registry doesn’t apply to his …comments ugly as they are given; Yes, Judge Reardon required Vien to wear an ankle bracelet, but the bracelet only tracks his movements, it allows us to know where he has been. It does nothing to prevent new crimes from being committed. Let me repeat, a man suspected… Read more »

Precedent matters. Seemsa bit like the patterni law today is wearing a mask. On this registry issue the precedent is it seems law enforcement use the same pattern to get one to excuse himself or go down to meet this under aged person that basically turns out to be a sheep in wools clothing. Laura mentioned about this person not wearing a mask and one would suppose if government said wear a mask when outside shopping or go to jail what would be the best measure in all this pattern type government issue. While comparisons are good this registry is… Read more »

@Saddles: Why would a person need a mask since your Jesus didn’t and didn’t protect us all? Why do any of us need a mask when it’s better in “heaven”? Why does precedent matter if precedent means nothing?

“Precedent matters” only in your view. What matters in the rest is freedom… ever hear of that?

@ love, peace, & happiness. Jesus doesn’t have Convid-19 so you can get close to him. That was a sign on a church marquee out in California that was e-mailed to me from Saddleback church out in that area Rick Warren is the pastor. He sent it as a laugh for the day but I can’t understand his views sometimes.

What concerns me most about COVID19 is the way it is being used to promote the electronic agenda. Apocalyptic computer modeling of the pandemic has been exposed. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/05/05/professor-lockdown-quits-after-breaking-own-rules-to-meet-lover/ That is the problem also inherent in the registry database. The model presumed a high rate of recidivism that is questionable at best. Other government use of computer modeling can be seen in hurricane path tracing models, which too are often wrong last 48 hrs. I see in the news today California is busy building an army (20K) of “Covid contact tracers” https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/05/417346/ucsf-partners-state-develop-public-health-workforce-covid-19-response https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/may/05/san-diego-contact-tracing-coronavirus-trackers/ All of may sound benevolent to most, and… Read more »

They can trace all they want. My fucking blood, dna, fingerprints, pictures, vehicle plates/description, finances, history (physical and medical), pets, property ownership, buying habits, past relationships, past employments, past and current income, layout of my property, etc etc etc. is documented. Fuck em all. Yeah, I tried compassion with my new moniker, it has failed.

Tim in WI: Google has been tracking all it’s Android users for years, so nothing new is really happening. I keep my phones GPS setting to off for all apps, but I don’t know if that stops Google.

Google, is not government. Google is not bound by the covenant!
Google is a private enterprise, who’ve got facilities in large ocean going vessels and with damn sound reason. I will not discount their leverage upon the power brokers though.

Sooo, as long as it’s a private industry not ran by government, it can’t be intrusive or oppressive. Okay…now tell that to the descendants of those forced to work the plantation industry.

@ Lake County: Get a Faraday Bag for your cellphone. Available on Amazon.

We have the greatest economy. we have the greatest medical team, we know where this virus came from, we know what it is, even the greatest criminal justice system, yada, yada. But in the long run who actrually know’s the thoughts and intent of a person and yes they (law enforcement) will induce some trumped up charges on others to vindicate their position in much of this registry ordeal. I’m sure everyone seeing another without a face mask could make a bundle today.

Hey All –
I have a question for anyone who registers with LAPD. I registered my annual in March, in person with no issue. I moved in April, called in as directed by their “closure” and was told I will be called when they open. I gave my new address, all well received by surprisingly polite cop. Issue I now have is my brother checked the Megan site for me and it still lists my OLD address. Are they waiting to update until we appear in person?? I don’t want ANY issues. Please help!!!

In Wi. we have DOC workers who handle our registration when we are off parole or probation. We can just call them with issues like that. I was listed as “non-compliant” last year, I called and my person had me compliant in a half hour. It was so quick I wanted to call her back and see if she could push a button and clear me off the registry.

Rob, it can take days to months for them to update it. It all depends on their work load. And yeah, they have always been polite to me. I get the subtle communication that it is a pain for them to do this, too.

Hi Eric,

Thank you for that. It has eased my mind a little. I’m in the valley BTW, and MOST of the cops have been cordial. I’ve been doing this since ’04 and was shocked to get approved for this new place even though they did a background check.

@ Rob: Big Congratulations on finding a new place!! 👍🤗👏🎉🎊

Group thinking can be very interesting to many. Even wearing a mask can be unpredicitable. All this mask does is cover-up things. One can wonder whos’ covering up in much of this registry issue in these inducements. In fact I was watching mask of the Red death last night. I like some of the Poe’s movies with Vicent Price. and his bio was good when he played charactor actors. So is all this ordeal today to wear a mask or not to wear a mask in much of this internet ordeal. Sure I’m we all are for keeping people plus… Read more »

“All this mask does is cover-up things.” Yes, it covers my nose and mouth. I do not believe a mask only protects others. Nurses and doctors wear masks to protect themselves. The rate of nurses and doctors getting the virus in NY is half of what the general population gets. My masks have exhalation valves. Breathing in is filtered, breathing out is unfiltered… that protects me, not you. My current masks are FPP1 which filters 80% of airborne particles (all I could get at the time). I finally received some FPP2 masks which filter 94% and have no exhalation valve.… Read more »

If I am required to appear in person to register despite COVID-19 safety concerns, can I refuse to remove my face mask and insist that my photo be taken with the mask on…. especially since that is my current appearance (which is the entire point of the “current” photograph requirement)??

Student sexual misconduct accusations — You can find multiple online sources for this info, but finally this swings to a more middle ground, hopefully, with due process being restored for accused college students. Frankly, why colleges are in the middle of this with their own offices on this topic is beyond me since there is campus security who can investigate (or refer to a third party such as city/county/state LE to investigate) and then refer to the local DA much like the other LEOs can do when required. Keeping it on campus, much like the Greek system does, reeks of… Read more »

Just thinking the last few days and ways to make money. I lived off 4k a year been risking in the stock market, lots to learn but I’m poor had nothing to lose. So actually hit on a company and plan on leaving the country but want to be a little better prepared. My idea I wanted to share with the board was this. I want to buy some land to live on, I figure a few plots and reselling high. I figure when the government of the county finds out I’m an offender, they will want to pay that… Read more »

I ain’t touching it because there’s too much to unpack and make sense of in your comment.

@ John: Sorry, John, it is very unlikely to work that way. If local/city/county officials really wanted you off a particular piece of property because you are a registrant, they would simply write a new provision to some existing restrictions.
And then you would be stuck with property that you own (and must pay property taxes on) but could not live on.

There are numerous other reasons this idea would not work, but there is no point in my belaboring the issue.
😕 I genuinely apologize for raining on your parade, John. ☹️

John, what will happen is that, if they want to get rid of you, they won’t care if you own land there; they’ll just deport you. It’ll be your problem how to unload your property from afar. They certainly won’t buy it from you in desperation because they will never be “desperate,” they’ll just get rid of you. There are lots of people who own property in countries where they are no longer allowed to visit.

You have every right to buy land in counties with residential restrictions, you just don’t have the right to live on it if you’re too close to a building or area where children generally congregate but I don’t see your point-you’re buying land, not something to live in, unless you plan to put a trailer or build a house on the land. Also, I would tread carefully when asking county officials to pay you for your land because you are a registered sex offender under county restrictions but if they’ll take the land off your hands, you’ll make a clean… Read more »

@John, there’s a little confusion on whether you’re talking about a county or country. If you’re thinking about doing this in another country, stop thinking about it. If you go through all the legal channels, a country will know there’s an international registered sex offender in their country. And if they’d already let you in after they received a green notice, they wouldn’t have any problem with you owning land if their laws allow it. But the last thing you should do is try and blackmail some of these foreign governments. That could land you in serious serious trouble-imprisonment, torture… Read more »

Was thinking in the USA, no longer have to register here. Maybe people won’t notice as much, only one site with my mugshot left online that I can tell of. First idea I had was to buy land to cut the price of rent to 0 put a 5th wheel on there or something save extra money. Just thought maybe some neighbors woulnt like it, I’d leave a for sale sign up to resell, see if anyone offers a bit of an higher price then what I paid in hopes of me leaving Thinking maybe like Investors that have land… Read more »

Seems like that California Riverside sheriff know’s a bit or has some compassion about the constutition. Sure sending someone to jail for not wearing a mask or trying to work out problems and other everyday rights we all take for grant. Sure this virus is a wake up call to everyone. We all have hope and we all on the registry don’t want to be kicked around. Nothing wrong with properteries one has or hasn’t or even selling it. While we are all offenders it seems some tend to look at the negative before the positive which is a bit… Read more »

Well, after years of not making enough income to file taxes, I got my stimulus check today for $1200. For most of us on the registry that’s a lot of money. I encourage every person here to apply for their stimulus check. All you need is your basic information, a mailing address to have a check sent (PO Box okay) or a bank account number or net spend debt card for digital transfer and a DMV ID number to verify your ID. I got my check in about 6 weeks. If you are a SSI or Social Security recipient, or… Read more »

The application at IRS.gov only takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

I’m glad for you Lake County. I’ve received mine 2 weeks ago thru direct deposit. I got out of prison last year, got back on SSDI and set up automatic bank deposit. Only problem is I can’t spend my stimulus because I don’t drive and can’t get to the big box stores until bus service is back to normal after covid restrictions are lifted.

Wouldn’t Uber, Lyft or a cab be an option for you? Those services are still available in most communities.

Well, on top of all the other stressful conditions surrounding all of us these days, my neighbor has taken on the responsibility of “exposing me” as a sex offender. He has currently taken up watching me when I leave my apartment in a quest to “catch me” (his words). The mental and physical stress that comes with this is causing a loss of sleep, paranoias about walking my dog or even going to my car. This is a guy who sits on his steps and smokes pot all day, screams into his phone while walking back and forth in front… Read more »

@A.D.A.T. You have my utmost sympathy in regards to your current circumstance with your unruly neighbor. But remember that nothing lasts forever. There may be housing opening up at some point in the future. Or your neighbor may get kicked out to the streets for any of these reasons like he can’t pay his rent anymore, neighbors are sick of him, or he re-offends again. Future events change all the time altering everyday circumstances that nobody can foresee. I bet you never anticipated Covid-19 a few months ago how your life was drastically changed. All the same the only thing… Read more »

I hit my limit today. I guess when you are staring down the barrel of a gun, fear goes away and you find inner strength. In this case I let him have it with both barrels! He made yet another comment while loading his family to attend an outdoor church service ( imagine that?). I confronted him and told him that, Yes, I was on the registry, and had he bothered to see what for? I then told him why I was put on, because a computer repair company had found a file that contained less than 15 images that… Read more »

@A.D.A.T.

Good for you that you confronted him! Sounds to me that he is all bark and no bite. That must’ve felt good letting those anxieties and anger out (in a productive way) and walked away knowing that your loser neighbor did not get the best of you.

Congratulations!

A.D.A.T. – Wow!! Good for you! I doubt I would have been able to muster enough courage to do what you did! Congratulations and good luck on your much continued success. Keep us posted please on any further developments, which I’m hoping in your next post will say, well my little speech worked. He is now leaving me alone!

⭐ Florida’s Catch-22 ⭐
It appears that Florida wants to have it both ways. The State argues that if convicted felons have not paid all fines and restitution, they should not be allowed to vote. At the same time, the State argues that if a released, convicted sex offender has not paid all his fines and restitution, he should still be required to register. So which is it, Florida: one or the other?

Daytona Beach News-Journal: Don’t let sex offenders hide from registration | SHERIFF RICK STALY.
https://www.news-journalonline.com/opinion/20200508/donrsquot-let-sex-offenders-hide-from-registration–sheriff-rick-staly

If any of you would know me, you would know that what I did not only didn’t feel good, but that it made me feel like crap. I am a very peaceful person. I hate confrontation. It solves nothing and usually only leads to more confrontation. My reaction was contrary to my beliefs. It was a “pressure valve” response, and that pressure will surely build up again. I lay awake most nights wishing I could disappear. Not in the sense of my death, although that is also is a common thought, but to just blend in so much that I… Read more »

Ok, many of you guys stop it. I know all this is frustrating in many ways. First off this pandermic is here for a reason. Second, wth this sex offense via the internet or whatever someone is turning a person’s life upside down. Sure I’m going thru all this myself, maybe not in the way others do and yes I would like to be self-sufficent but at this time we have this vail upon us or a black cloud so don’t look at the negative at times. Sure people want to teach people a lesson but who is teaching who… Read more »

@A.D.A.T. Don’t sell yourself short. You are just as capable of generating happiness as you are in generating misery. Happiness does not reside in things like getting the attention of an attractive woman or buying gifts for some client’s kid. Sure they feel good but that is not happiness. Because if that was true then rock stars, famous actors, and other celebrities wouldn’t be killing themselves. Happiness resides in your world view. The narrower your focus on what you believe makes you happy the more miserable you are. The more specific you want things to be the more disappointed you… Read more »

California has gone from 21 billion dollar surplus to 54 billion dollar deficit. Severe budget cuts looms ahead:

https://calmatters.org/economy/2020/05/california-budget-deficit-severe-cuts-ahead-recession/

Janice, would this be an ideal time to press Sacramento to move Registrants with felony CP charges out of Tier 3?

how about finding out how much exactly the registry and all costs in general, and then proposing to get rid of it entirely, backing it up with the facts about recidivism?

FYI: Thursday, May 14: Today’s PBS NewsHour has a segment on COVID-19 in prisons. ☹️

Since the window is closing this year on getting a certificate of rehabilitation for those of us who are stuck on Tier 3 next year (in spite of a no-contact case), anyone heard any reports on what’s going on with that? I understand courts are closed and no one is getting a COR during the pandemic.

The CoR isn’t going away. It will just no longer be an avenue to be removed from the registry after 2021. That’s my understanding of it. Even then, very few sex offenses qualify for removal in the first place.

I’m applying for my CoR this summer. Under the new tiered registry, I’m a tier 1 so I’d be coming off it anyway. But, I want the CoR so that I have the ability to be licensed in a particular area of my career.

The courts in my county have announced that they will be open again, starting Monday, May 18.

Unfortunately, since my case was a sting in which I was set up, I got stuck on Tier 3 and this is my only chance to be removed even though I have no actual victim.

@NPS,

So the CoR carries more benefits than this tiered program?! So you have to do a CoR and the new tiered system?! just so you can get back to where you are? Essentially, we’re going to have to play twice. That doesn’t make any sense since this tiered system is supposed to replace the CoR.

It’s gonna suck if the new tiered system doesn’t have the same weighted benefits as a CoR, considering you’re waiting the exact same minimum amount to apply.

I am trying to move to Texas. I have been applying for jobs and may end up getting a background check. My conviction is now more than 10 years old. My question is does anyone know if my conviction will still show up even though it is more than 7 years old because it is a sex offense and I have to register every year? Thanks for any help.

7 years is the length of time bad marks can stay on your credit report, but for criminal offenses, it’s a lot more complicated. Employers who do look at your background will first see if your offense is relevant to the job; especially if it involves working around children. The good news is if you’re skilled and talented enough to make that employer money, they’ll most likely overlook your criminal background. If that’s not an option, you need to turn to the statues of your state. Some states have protections for applicants with records such as “ban the box” or… Read more »

Thanks for the response Jax. I am currently a warehouse supervisor so I am looking for similar jobs in Texas. Surprisingly, I haven’t had a single application ask if I have been convicted of a felony. I even applied for a job that was a “fair chance” employer. Hopefully all works out. I have always had confidence issues since my conviction, and that often gets in the way of my success.

People in Deland Fl had a block party. It was scheduled and allowed but it went a bit overboard. Why aren’t these people on a registry (see part between the ……………………’s)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqMIPcq0HVA Starting Saturday afternoon and into early Sunday, an estimated 3,000 people gathered across DeLand for a party or parties that spanned several locations. While the daytime was relatively uneventful, things started getting out of hand as day turned to night. Volusia Sheriff’s Office deputies working alongside DeLand PD encountered several issues: A long gun pointed out of the passenger window of a passing vehicle, a loaded gun handed… Read more »

@LP&H The only thing I got from your long copy & paste is seeing a double standard. You have the don’t tread on me people hoarding together protesting at the capitol with guns but nothings done. White restaurant and bar owners are defying laws by opening their establishments and nothings done. But when Blacks throw a house party? Cops are out there enforcing “social distance” rules. That’s Floriduh for you.

According to https://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/doxing-arrested/ doxing can be pursued under cyberstalking laws. Okay, so if publishing private information is doxxing, then what is ML? I ask this in the vein of it rising to being punitive, to its being cruel, to its introducing risk of loss of life and limb. All those types of things point to an 8th Amdt. violation. It would be a very tough argument to make, but I wonder… Public standards DO factor into C&U cases. Dive into Gregg v. Georgia (428 U.S. 153) for a little more perspective on SCOTUS’ thoughts on C&U determinations.

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/428/153/

IDK, it appears it did not post last time so, here is link to what I am about to file in state court,
https://ufile.io/xeeyclz2
Check it out let me know what people think. I am tired of waiting in fed court so it is happening.

Also, if you earned a 1203.4, the accusation and/or information is dismissed. Yet, the registry states your accusation/information still exists. I’m very perplexed that doxing of registrants no longer under custody is allowed because it now positions you in the middle of the town square for all to see, ridicule, or worse. But if the registry is a regulatory scheme, then the dismissal of the accusation/information should remove one from the registry b/c there’s a separate benefit for being released from all penalties and disabilities stemming from the conviction. I haven’t read any cases of people attacking the regulatory scheme… Read more »

Is it Morally RIGHT OR LEGAL TO KEEP SOME PEOPLE IN BONDAGE BECAUSE OF OTHER PEOPLES SEMI FOUNDED FEARS ? What is this Country coming to when garbage Reasoning, Logic, and Rational as well as Emotional overdrive OVERRIDES True Facts, Statistics, Evidence, Research and Science ! Is this Judicial System Right and Just to Iron its mistakes or Unintended excuses out decades after Sentences were Served ? Not to mention all the other cases and situations !! Doesnt Justice entail Balance and Consider extenuating circumstances and allow room for CHALLENGING ALL LEGAL PENALTIES AT ANY POINT WITHOUT OBSTRUCTION ! When… Read more »

A little light reading on your 4th Amendment right, there’s no quiz later:

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/05/just-turning-your-phone-on-qualifies-as-searching-it-court-rules/

Another (small) step in the right direction in giving some teeth back to the 4th Amdt.:
https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/22/phone-lock-screen/amp/

I do not know if anyone is going see this but here we go, what do you think about these statements? Plaintiff is not implying that registration alone is unconstitutional, but that the continuous publication of Plaintiff’s most personal and private information invokes constitutional privacy and security concerns under the California Constitutional protections. Nor is Plaintiff suggesting that the fact of extremely low recidivism rates, or the facts that the registries are ineffective, an attempt to claim the laws are punitive at this point in this petition. These facts simply demonstrate that there was an ulterior motive besides public safety… Read more »

@miker

Not just security concerns, but safety of life concerns, then cite the vigilante justice perpetrated on people on the registry. Narsol has an article from last week which cites vigilante history in this situation. This has to be brought to light in front of the court.

Mike r and TS,
Excellent points! Also safety and life concerns for family members, and roommates who live in the same household who may be targeted. And the children of those registered who face bullying and isolation at school.

@Mike R, The Covid-19 pandemic has given the world a glimpse into our registry world. Everyone has the potential to spread the virus and, thusly, civil ordinances are impressed upon all citizens. The lockdown cannot be enforced fully as it infringes on your Constitutional rights, but still some government officials are doing so on behalf of public safety. People want to go out and be free. People want liberty. The new stats are coming to report the infection rates are not as catastrophic as initially suggested. And of those infection rates, it is more prevalent upon a specific set of… Read more »

@ New Person: This morning, U.S. COVID-19 deaths exceeded 100,000.
And 1.7 million U.S. infections have been reported. Please remain cautious and COVID-19 safe.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

I want to thank you all everybody for putting up with me on here. Why am I thanking you all because you all have gaven a bit of inspiration to all this endeavor we all are going thru. Yes even Kat and her team and Janice and her team and even Derek. As a matter of fact I never heard the name cricket in many years. While I know we all have had a bit of insomina and some sleepless nights we are all still working together to come to some conclusion on all this registry ordeal. I think its… Read more »

Seems there is so many avenues that this registry takes. Talk about robbing a bank that has marked money encripted with a tracking device to find the predator of the robbery. Now that would be beneficial to those in law enforcement. These theories on here are good but a bit vain and varied. One even has to wonder who is this Advocate on here. I thought their was only one Advocate and he is the power and strength. So who is casting stones in this type of mock trial by a hung jury. Are these computers dangerous…. no but they… Read more »

This off the beaten path has anyone knowledge on mortgage loans as I heard we can only get an FHA loan and not a conventional loan. Any experience would really help God bless us.

Loans shouldn’t be a problem. I bought a house a year into my sentence after I lost my apartment due to the conviction (I lived in federal low income housing). We didn’t really have money but a good broker we were recommended got us a combo loan of FHA + CALHFA (this is a California deferred loan to help pay the 3% of the FHA 3.5% down; we basically got into the house for under $2000 at 0.5% down). We’ve refi’d several times since then into better rates and now I have a conventional loan. I have a felony with… Read more »

I’ve had no problems getting conventional home loans more than once. They were only interested in my income.

Interestingly, I ran into questions about sex offender and criminal record status for purchasing a term life insurance policy. It doesn’t seem to have affected rates and the policy was still written but alot of questions were asked about it during the screening process. I suspect that had it been more recent it may have affected things more.

From life insurance stand point, those questions make sense to me. Depending on your criminal record (what you’ve done) you might be prone to put yourself in more danger, thus more likely that they’ll have to payout. And being on the registry is you being put in more danger due to vigilantes. What I said might not actually be the reason for those questions, but its what makes sense to me.

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