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FL: Martin County deputies arrest multiple people listed on the registry for altering their driver’s licenses

[Source: – 6/9/21]

STUART, Fla. — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is warning business owners to be on the lookout for doctored driver’s licenses when hiring potential employees.

“So, on his license, apparently there is supposed to be something that states that he’s a “sexual predator” or something on his license and his has like a cigarette burn there,” said Hillary Hughes.

Hughes said she recently unknowingly hired a new employee who was convicted of a sexual offense.

The employee had altered his driver’s license to cover the “sexual predator” designation.

“When he was asked about it, he just made some comment like he was at a bar drinking and smoking and had just burnt his license by accident,” said Hughes.

“Part of his job was recruiting young women for this local business, so the employers were actually pretty upset they didn’t know what to look for,” said Lt. Yesenia Carde.

Carde said this is not the only case the sheriff’s office has seen.

Recently, another person convicted of a sex offense was caught driving children in a limousine to prom.

Carde’s message to businesses is to check the bottom right corner of licenses for alterations, scuffs and even white-out.

“On the Florida driver’s license, it’ll say “sexual predator”. It’ll actually have the verbiage,” said Carde. “So, look for that. If they’re a “sexual offender”, it’ll just have a statute number. It begins with 943.”

“I’ll bet you 10% of our members don’t know that it appears on a driver’s license,” said Joe Catrambone, president and CEO of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce.

Catrambone said he’ll now share the new info with all of the chamber’s members.

“It’s a liability issue absolutely,” said Catrambone. “If we were to hire offer an employee, an intern, and that intern ended up being a person listed on the sex offense registry, and they offended, again, there’s no question in my mind we would be liable.”

Hughes said moving forward, her business will require nationwide background checks, no matter the position.

She recommends other businesses do the same.

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Urgh!! Really?!!
Nothing better to do?!

They aren’t altering their licenses, they are trying to get rid of the discriminatory Yellow Star stamped on the license that relegates them to a life of poverty and living in one of Florida’s many homeless camps that have no water or sanitary facilities, those camps that Florida takes so much pride in.The actuall information realted to driving is perfectly in tact. A drivers license is about driving and fulfilling the requirements for that.

Damn sex offender notifiers on ID cards and driver’s license that’s scary as Hell.
I don’t think ACSOL and Janice Bellucci could even help the state of Florida at this point the politicians out there have become so drunk with power and money that when it comes to sex offenders all they see is RED
Florida Prides itself on having the toughest sex offender laws in the nation they brag about it.
The reason why Florida has the toughest sex offender laws in the nation is because Florida is one of biggest tourist attractions in the world its amusement park industry is worth trillions.
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Good luck 😈

You don’t to show a DL to get a job.

This is all you need to get a job according to US Government:

Acceptable Documents for Verifying Employment Authorization and Identity

LIST A: Documents That Establish Both Identity and Employment AuthorizationAll documents must be unexpired.

  1. U.S. passport or U.S. passport card
  2. Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (this is commonly called a Green Card.)
  3. Foreign passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa (MRIV)
  4. Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) that contains a photograph. However, in certain circumstances, an EAD past its “Card Expires” date qualifies as an unexpired EAD. See Section 4.4, Automatic Extensions of Employment Authorization Documents in Certain Circumstances, for more information.
  5. For nonimmigrant aliens authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, which means they are authorized to be employed based on their nonimmigrant status, a foreign passport with Form I-94 bearing the same name as the passport and an endorsement of their nonimmigrant status, as long as the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form
  6. Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I-94 indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI

LIST B: Documents That Establish IdentityAll documents must be unexpired.

  1. Driver’s license or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
  2. ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address (This selection does not include the driver’s license or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States in Item 1 of this list.)
  3. School ID card with a photograph
  4. Voter’s registration card
  5. U.S. military card or draft record
  6. Military dependent’s ID card
  7. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  8. Native American tribal document
  9. Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government authority

For persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document listed above:

  1. School record or report card
  2. Clinic, doctor, or hospital record
  3. Day care or nursery school record

LIST C: Documents That Establish Employment AuthorizationAll documents must be unexpired.

  1. A Social Security Account Number card, unless the card includes one of the following restrictions:
  1. Certification of report of birth issued by the U.S. Department of State (Forms DS-1350, FS-545, FS-240)
  2. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying territory of the United States bearing an official seal
  3. Native American tribal document
  4. Form I-197, U.S. Citizen Identification Card
  5. Form I-179, Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States
  6. Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security. For examples, please visit (This does not include Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document, from List A.)

Notice not all of those will have the Scarlet Letter attached to them. Seem a birth certirfictae, and a Voter registration card is all you need. And the kicker is an Employer cannot decide which ones you can give to them.

In a word, Uber.

Most registrant’s passports are marked and most are ineligible for the passport card.
I’m an employer and if someone doesn’t have a driver’s license that raises concerns.

Wow. This is really something. What kind of P.O.S. thinks this is acceptable in a decent country? America has always been an awful, immoral country and this is just the latest. Registry Supporters/Terrorists deserve everything they get.

I do like how the dummies figured out that they could accomplish their segregation better and more completely just by doing background checks. The Scarlet Letter only covers sex, and not well of course.

Who cares if he is living his life trying to Rehabilitate or that he is trying to make it or even that he was a good employee. Wow this is horrible!!! and they say it’s not punishment 🤔 she is now plastering him all over the news. Shame on her…She should be so proud that she saved the world from a person who paid his debt to society and is trying to make a living so he can eat and sleep on a pillow at night. We can all sleep safely now. Shame on her but mostly shame on Florida

Screw Florida let that state sit in it’s own filth. No wonder Florida smells, many need their diapers changed.

“Recently, another convicted sex offender was caught driving children in a limousine to prom.”
Um….children do NOT go to proms.

The modern use of “child” to refer to any legal minor is both a reflection of intellectual slide of contemporary America and our increasing disconnect from reality. If a 16 year old is a child, then America relies upon child labor for many industries, especially food service. Law enforcement and prosecution often want it both ways—a Florida 14 year old girl was recently shot by officers while wielding a gun (a sheriff called her “evil”) and will likely be charged as an adult, but a 17 year old in a prom limo is a “child.”

And to elaborate – our Freeways are full of Child drivers. Make up your minds. If they are children, they should not be able to drive. If they drive, they should be considered adults. Plain and simple. Same goes for the labor part you mentioned.

That’s exactly my point. The State applies laws differently based on age alone. Here in Michigan, the age of consent is 16, but a girl can marry at a younger age if she is emancipated or has parental consent and a judge’s approval. You have to be 17 to join the military, 18 to vote and marry without parental consent, 21 to smoke ( was previously 18), 16 to drive, and 21 to buy alcohol. I think if a person can join the military at 17, and potentially go to war, then he or she should be afforded all rights everyone 18 and older enjoy.
How are laws applied differently? If I, as a 54 year old, hit a 14 year old with a baseball bat, I’ll be charged for assaulting a child (and worse), yet if the same 14 year old hits me with a baseball bat, he’s no longer a child and could be tried as an adult.
We all remember Nathaniel Abraham. He was once the youngest person in Michigan to be charged with murder at age 11. He was convicted at age 13 and released when he turned 21. FOR MURDER. Yet if he had “consented” to sex with an adult at that age, everyone would have screamed about how he was just a child.
We now have this 12 year old boy and 14 year old girl who had the shootout with the police. I’m sure that at least the girl will be tried as an adult, because she “should have known better” yet she is too young to understand her actions when it comes to sex? isn’t firing a weapon at police more serious than having sex?
How can a person under 16 years of age not have the mental capacity to understand the consequences of having consensual sex, but does have the mental capacity to understand the consequences of criminal activity?
Such a double standard in this State and country.

Boy I sure remember Abraham’s case from afar in WI. He shot a guy with a .22 long rifle @ about 150ft. Just a dumb city kid with no firearms training and left unsupervised with a gun. Unfortunately, he killed the poor guy with the .22. He admitted to aiming the gun at the man but had no malice or intent to murder when he pulled the trigger.

IMO a country with a 2nd amendment needs gun training to be mandatory for every youngster. Every year some ignorant kid accidentally hurts themselves or others.

He obviously didn’t learn his lesson either. He was recently charged and convicted of 3 counts of resisting and obstructing a police officer, 1 count of maintaining a drug house, 7 counts of Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine, and 1 count of delivery/manufacturing of cocaine greater than 50 grams. 6-40 year sentence.

Don’t branded licenses of law abiding citizens!! Florida has no problem being the laughing stock of the nation. Well with Governor Ron Desantis, Senator Lauren Book, and Lobbyist Ron DUI Book, it makes perfect sense. 3 peas in pod of delusion as long as it fills up their pockets!! 3 crooks playing 3 blind mice at others expense. Hail Hitler huh Floriduh!!

“It should say something like he is a sexual predator or something,” The low level mentality of that statement would almost make me laugh except low IQ fools like this are in charge of destroying, harassing, and persecuting people who, like me, did a single, non contact offense 15 years ago. I guess if I go to Florida my licensed should say I’m a predator “or something.” Actually, I am the “or something.” In the fifteen years since my release I have become a professional for the second time, and I am in position where I help many people learn skills and trades to be assets to society, unlike sheriff Buford T. Justice who does what he can to prevent people like me from succeeding.

“The compelled speech doctrine sets out the principle that the government cannot force an individual or group to support certain expression. Thus, the First Amendment not only limits the government from punishing a person for his speech, it also prevents the government from punishing a person for refusing to articulate, advocate, or adhere to the government’s approved messages.”

So nice to see that Florida is Anti-Constitution…

1. I thought SCOTUS said the Registry was the public’s means of finding out this info AND that they had to make an affirmative act to seek out the “mostly public” information. This is reinforcement of the fact that States have run roughshod over Smith’s already bad decision.

2. I suspect there will be a challenge using the LA SC case as persuasive support. Given the horrible and tainted “justice” system in FL, I’d file in Federal Court. Then again, appealing through the FL system to SCOTUS may be a faster track.

I find it interesting that those labeled predators get a state silhouette and sex predator text on the front of the license while others just get the FLA state code printed. Those who get predator labels should get state codes not text and a state silhouette. Maybe they should challenge that in court!

Here is what you do. Make up “ Kiss me, I’m a sex offender” bumper sticker and put it on every sheriff and police car you can find.

I sexually offended and my taxpayer money goes to you being a harasser bumper sticker. On the other hand they probably arrest you for vandalism and defamation of patrol cars.

A Louisiana case on the “sex offender” DLs may be heard by SCOTUS. (See NYT article.)
Let’s hope they decide it’s time to open Chief Justice Robert’s can-o-worms, “Smith v. Doe”!

Some backstory.

House committee rejects Louisiana sex offender ID bill due to legal concerns

“It is not because I don’t want to protect kids. From a legal standpoint I do not think this would stand up in the U. S. Supreme Court.”

No linking tool.

IF SCOTUS takes it, Kennedy’s thinking and Roberts’ actions will be open to scrutiny.

A comparison being used between the DLs and the passport is “Notations on passports are the government’s speech, Judge Hamilton wrote, and the government can generally say whatever it wants to. “It is not the speech of the passport holder that is at issue, any more than the speech of the holder of a government-issued identification card is at issue with regard to identifiers such as name, date of birth, height, weight or eye color,” she wrote.”

If the person is personally impacted by the gov’t speech in the notation, then it is compelling the person to ID themselves in the way the USG intended. DUH! This is not the Latin words “E Pluribus Unum” we see on USG provided currency.

She also seems to forget the holder is then speaking on behalf of the USG with their personal data, as shown above, and if people forced to register are forced to speak this way, where a conviction is included, then others who have been convicted need to be forced to speak in the same way too so it is spread among everyone. I know of no one who really prefers to give out their personal data, especially in today’s less than personally private world and especially weight and date of birth. If people could, many I am sure would prefer to put as little detail on the DL/ID as they could to still meet the intent of the identifying needs of the DL/ID. Besides, who wouldn’t want to know if someone driving their child around has a DUI or reckless driving conviction for example? Slap that baby right there on the DL/ID for all to see when their DL/ID is requested by the inquiring adult with the child being driven by someone else, especially when trick or treating!

Also, the verbiage for those who have marked passports is specifically written as “The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor, and is a covered sex offender pursuant to 22 United States Code Section 212b(c)(l).” which is written in such a way the USG is the speaker on the USG provided travel document about the holder and they are compelling the speech and labeling of the holder when the travel doc is presented (regardless if read or not based upon experiences noted here in this forum). A DL with a set of two words on it is the same though written differently.

Question is this: Is LA looking to set a minimum labeling required on DL/IDs of people forced to register in their state only or the nation? If SCOTUS hears the cast and rules there is a minimum labeling that can be had, then the Katie bar the door because that ruling will open it to all sorts of labels people can put on gov’t docs people need and want. Who is the labeling for? Gov’t or the people? Guess it depends on the need.

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