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New Federal COVID Bill Provides Funding for Registrant Management

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Congress passed a new bill yesterday that is primarily focused upon COVID issues.  Hidden in that legislation, which totals more than $900 billion, is about $200 million for the management of individuals required to register as sex offenders.

The largest amount of funding for the management of registrants is $179 million for expenses related to “community supervision and sex offender registration” including expenses related to a protection order.  In addition, the legislation provides $20 million for “sex offender management assistance” pursuant to the Adam Walsh Act and $1 million for the National Sex Offender public website.

“Although this legislation does not identify all funding spent by the federal government to monitor people who are required to register, it provides us with an understanding of the scope of funding spent on registration as well as community supervision of registrants,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.

The same legislation also includes $85 million for victims services programs for sex trafficking victims.  The legislation does not include funding for registrants or their loved ones whose daily lives are significantly harmed by collateral consequences such as housing limitations and employment restrictions.

 

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I don’t know if this is good or bad news but if I had to go with my gut feeling I’d say it probably bad.
I hope A fat chunk of this Money is going to the California SB384.
Most likely the 175 million is going to the new technology they use to track sex offender I can only imagine how many times sex offenders have been under surveillance and didn’t even know it they probably follow people home from work 5 days in a row then their like alrighty their compliant now let’s used the STINGRAY phone technology and check out his personal photos and Google history.
Every person forced to register has gotta be very careful and cautious how they move and be mindful of text messages that can be incriminating or used against you in a court of law make sure you have surveillance inside and outside your house so you have documentation of all contact with law enforcement the federal government never intended on letting sex offenders go free their gearing up to track down every registrant
geting close to their mandatory minimum registration yo keep them on paper and back in the system back on the registry

Good luck

This is a GROWTH INDUSTRY where many people make 💰💰💰. Contractors who run the G.P.S. monitoring services. Companies that maintain and host registry web sites. Extra officers to monitor P.F.R.s. “Treatment” providers. The S.M.A.R.T. office staffers whose sole mission is to disregard empirical facts to justify Federal S.O.R.N.A.

Corporate interest greatly complicate our fight. Monetary gain trump’s right every time without fail. People who profit will NEVER surrender their livelihoods without an all-out fight

Trump rejected the bill saying it was stuffed with bogus stuff and to raise the check amount.

It just keeps getting better. $200 million in ammo for government officials to harass us. $200 million and will exponentially grow. Good use of $

Based upon the uproar I’m reading about the pork in this bill overall, people need to call the White House, and email too, to veto it.

Duh, the money isn’t being used properly anyway. They buy a bunch of legal circumventions such as $20 each for some NextDoor vigilantes and that’s with a tip.

Registrants aren’t going away no matter how many laws they pass or how much money they put into it. Registrants are now getting better organized and are starting to fight, i.e., ACSOL, FAC, etc.
When the registry first started there were no attorneys specializing in the registry and no case law. Now capable attorneys are emerging and case law is developing.
Study human history. Whenever any class of persons are oppressed, they unite and fight against their oppressors. Registrants are uniting and starting to get more and more victories in court because in the end, history and justice are on their side.

So true, but beware of scamming lawyers who DO NOT KNOW EVERY NUANCE OF S.O.R. LAW. They file poorly crafted arguments in court and set bad precedent and more times than not foreclose further litigation on what SHOULD HAVE BEEN A WINNABLE ISSUE.

ALSO, LOOK AT THE GA HALLOWEEN SIGN CASE. NEVER ASK FOR SUMMARY JUDGEMENT!! LITIGATE THE ISSUES; ALL OF THEM! PFRs won a preliminary injunction against the practice which had no basis in statute and the lawyer blew it because he moved for summary judgment. There were important facts, like how far right of way extends onto private property and trespassing comes into play, but they were never argued and that’s how that Sheriff won. Now the issue may be a non-starter for further litigation.

Well seeing there is likely over a million of us that’s $200 each. I’m sure that is nowhere near the true cost of the registries per year. I’d say at least 1-2 billion annually in actual costs.

The $200 million probably won’t affect registrants to any degree. Most of these appropriations goes to someone who says they are keeping an eye on registrants and the funding doesn’t require actual proof of how these funds are used. They usually go to “services” performed by someone who has donated to a campaign.

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$1 million for the National Sex Offender public website
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Whoa. This is evidence that the registry is now on a public square, which runs contrary to one of the pro factors for Smith v Doe, 2003.

Trump will veto this garbage political pork grab. This bill is a contest to see who can grab the most money for pet projects. Almost nothing about Covid in it. Our country is 23 trillion in debt and they have 2.5 million to count the amber jack fish int he Gulf in this bill.

I’m so sick of this government! These evil dirt bags are using this horrible pandemic for political gain. Sickening!!!

Wow – $200 Million towards something that has no effect on the safety of the community.
Talk about government wasted spending!!

The money would be better spent on the education of sexual abuse to prevent it from happening in the first place and not always waiting until after the fact to spend tax payer money and targeting the convicted which is the easier way out. Takes less effort but serves no purpose.

Like they don’t watch us enough as it is , I cant go anywhere as it is with out some criminal following everywhere , these oppressor’s are already raking in far to much money as it is , some of them try to bait you in to violence , smug cowards accident’s looking for a place to happen judging by how they drive and act , lap dog order followers working for lap dogs, and trying to justify their position robbing everyday suckers for a registry that is equally worthless .

“$2,000,000 is for grants to States and units of local government to deploy managed access systems to combat contraband cell phone use in prison” Or you could just hold the guards accountable for bringing them in. But hey…they are also giving $2M to make child friendly space for prison visitation. They will probably paint the barb wire green to blend in with the landscape so the children don’t see it. All better now. 😉 ugh!

“Dear President Trump,
You are, of course, absolutely correct! The new COVID Relief Bill wastes far too much money! Send it back and tell lawmakers to strip out the $200 million to be wasted for the management of individuals required to register as sex offenders!”

(ESPECIALLY since lawmakers specifically chose to exclude funding for local governments, police departments, and medical first responders.
So, apparently, those convicted of sexual offenses are supposedly so high risk, scary & dangerous that extraordinary funding is required to keep an eye on us??? Really???? WTF! 😠😡🤬 HUGE waste of taxpayer💲💲💲!)

So for grins and giggles, I just checked the National sex offender registration website and surprise!!! I’m not listed! My current status is as a Level One, which means no web entry in my state or neighborhood notification. All I have to do is get a new drivers license every year. I finished my sentence and am off paper for 5 years now.

Ptdusn:
I am glad to hear you are at least off of the public registry.
One down and only 999,999 to go.

Thanks Detroit, I grew up near there. I am in the process of getting the county record corrected, it shows I’m still on probation even though I finished my sentence.

Unless I missed something this was not a just Covid relief bill which was passed. This was the Consolidated Appropriations bill needed to keep the government functioning, and since they couldn’t agree on a stand-alone Covid relief bill they just threw the Covid parts in this bill.

Yes, it is called the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act but it was wrapped inside the larger Consolidated Appropriations bill.

It should surprise no one that there are things other than Covid relief in this bill.

Worried @ Omnibus,
Omni business bills are traditionally are the method used for federal political cover.
Trump has put each member of both parties out from under that cover with his Veto!
His announcement today 23 Dec. made that fact clear, as any attempt at override by congress will result in an open public vote on the WHOLE PACKAGE w\out amendment. That public vote will force certain Congress members to declare loyalty of sorts.

OMNIBUS2019 is no different than OMNIBUS94 in that any text contained therein MUST have constitutional discipline in every section OR the entire 500+ page bill is unconstitutional. OMNI 94 Contained the WETTERLING ACT which the minority party n DOE03 stated was clearly the unlawful use of the ex post language which by the standard above poisons the entire OMNIBUS BILL!

He hasn’t vetoed it yet.

If Trump is smart, then he won’t outright veto the omnibus + covid relief bill. At this moment, congress has already counted the numbers to overturn a presidential veto.

What Trump is doing is called a pocket veto. As long as he doesn’t sign the bill to approve or veto, then the bill is in limbo. The stark parallel is that if the omnibus isn’t passed, then the government will shut down, but the government has shut down America for the past years already and without help from a second stimulus bill for several months now. Guess government can go without money too, then.

From google on a pocket veto: “A pocket veto occurs when Congress adjourns during the ten-day period. The president cannot return the bill to Congress. The president’s decision not to sign the legislation is a pocket veto and Congress does not have the opportunity to override.”

Trump wants a bump from $600 to $2000 per adult (and who knows how much per child). To make up for that $1400 difference, Trump wants a lot of pork carved out of the ominbus bill. The omnibus bill is about 6,000 pages long and congress had about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to pass it. It simply reminds me of what Pelosi said about a previous omnibus bill, “You have to pass it to know what’s in the bill.”

What an unscrupulous way of governing over people.

Anyhow, if Trump doesn’t get what he wants, then the bill simply dies. What an awesome chess move by Trump.

It’s not a pocket veto – Congress is in session. he has to veto it to cancel it, ignoring it for 10 days it becomes law. He won’t veto it – he doesn’t care about anything other than attention and thats the only reason he is talking.

@Scotus save us now wrote:

“He won’t veto it – he doesn’t care about anything other than attention and thats the only reason he is talking.”

Yikes! This mentality is akin to the politicians not reading and knowing the statistical data that doesn’t support the the registry works.

Please read or listen to what Trump is asking for: increase monies to Americans from $600 to $2000, and to make up for the money increase to Americans, Congress needs to cut out pork, especially monies sent to foreign entities. Thus, if you’re spending our money, then give more of it back to us instead of sending it everywhere else (foreign entities or federal buildings).

You can dislike Trump, but focus on the content. Similarly, people can hate sex offenders, but focus on the actual policy that can’t be supported scientifically.

Wow. Who’d have ever thought a spending bill that has almost nothing to do with whatever cause is in its title would ever come out of our fearless and all-knowing government? I, for one, am flabbergasted.

Trump should use the pocket veto and let this bill remain in limbo. Congress had plenty of time to pass a bill on Covid, but they put politics over the people of this country. They always wait till the last minute to pass a bill and it’s filled with more pork on an actual pig. I believe Congress shouldn’t be paid till they start actually representing the people and not lobbyists.

@ Brandon: Be careful what you wish for.
I agree it would be wonderful to get mega donors, political action committees, Fortune 500 companies, unions and entire industries (such as the prison-corrections-industrial complex) and all their full-time lobbyists out of the political process.
But keep in mind that ACSOL and many of its members travel to Sacramento to lobby California legislators to approve or reject bills that affect each one of us on the California Registry. If lawmakers only listened to what their constituents squawked and brayed about, we’d remain exactly where we were – stuck on the Registry for life – without a Tiered Registry and without hope.
(Perhaps the solution would be to get BIG MONEY out of politics, including overturning Citizens United [because, no SCOTUS justices, corporations ARE NOT people – they are businesses, they are corporations!!!])

“For just $4.44 per day, you can help out your fellow American by supporting the CoVID package. We can all learn to stretch out a dollar and that starts at home. We know $600 won’t help, but we were to busy living off you rubes. Remember we’re all in this together , except us living in glass houses.”

Paid for the Government stooges who continue to spend the people’s money like frat boys at strip clubs.

The only way to do this right is to cut out what should not be in there and give people the money they need. All that wasteful spending is now being addressed, and when push comes to shove right now the people need those funds more than these government programs do. Great job Trump for putting the priority where it needs to be. You stick to your guns now matter how tough things get.

The United States of America is turning into a massive corrupt mess — and politicians and people in power are to blame (as well as the ‘ordinary citizenry’ that foolishly buy into their Kool Aid/hogwash/propaganda). Politicians who identify themselves as Democrats are just as bad as politicians who identify themselves as Republicans. Heck, they couldn’t even pass a measly $600.00 ‘relief’ bill before Christmas. It’s been about nine months since the government-imposed shutdowns, and all the maximum possible stimulus attained per person is $1,200.00. Nine months multiplied by 30 days is 270 days. $1,200.00 divided by 270 days is about $4.44.

The United States of America expects its people to have survived on about $4.44 per day in stimulus relief.

The problem starts to be not so much with the people labeled “sex offender;” but more so with the corrupt U.S. government itself. 😡😡😡

“And for $4.44/day, you too can sponsor an American suffering through these tough economic pandemic times” Commerical coming soon to a video screen near you…

FYI: Although the Bill has “COVID” in its title, the entire 5,000+page bill is actually a combination of COVID relief and the annual federal government omnibus budget bill. That is why it is so huge and contains so many items that seem wholely unrelated to COVID.

Stimulus today, payback tomorrow with revised fed tax laws. It’s not free.

Lmfao @ 4.44 💵 a day You too can be apart of America’s bull shiit ..
It’s funny how Americans are quick to throw the word sex offender around until it’s one of their kids caught up in this BS or one of their family members or one of their really close friends kid then their like this is so unconstitutional but A year ago they were complaining about a registrant being on campus to watch his seven-year-old daughter school play… Hippocrates

Good luck

I saw on the news Trump signed the bill. What a nice way to rear end this country just to avoid a shutdown!!

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