SD: Transient man sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in South Dakota

Source: 10/19/21

A transient man convicted of failure to register as a sex offender has been sentenced by a federal court judge in South Dakota.

55 year old Daniel James Cooper must spend 78 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

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Yea! Let’s spend $225K to provide room and board for a transient who has committed no real crimes. What a wonderful use of my tax dollars!

Remember now, registries aren’t punishment.

This is punishment for a crime from 1994. Almost 3 decades ago.

You know, the criminal regimes are so awesome at keeping people safe that I think the responsibility of gathering any information they need for their Oppression Lists (OLs) ought to be 100% theirs. No PFR should have any obligation at all regarding the OLs. Then the criminal regimes wouldn’t have to whine and cry about how their OLs are so pathetic because they have to rely on “sex offenders” to update them. They lie to everyone that they are “verifying” the information on their OLs and the even bigger lies that they are “monitoring” PFRs, so how about they just start from the beginning and collect the information themselves? That could involve actual work though, so that’s probably not feasible.

There should be no such “crime” as “failure to follow the immoral, BS sex offender registration laws”. No such thing as “FTR”. The fact that there is solidifies the fact that millions of people in America are in a war with the criminal regimes and ALL of their anti-American, scumbag followers.

I pray that this guy retaliates appropriately for this crime committed against him. What will the retaliation be? For me personally, I’ve already decided.

But hey, I’m SURE this will protect all kinds of children and other people. Sure of it. Let’s keep up the stupid to placate the brainless, lazy, irresponsible Karens.

Sickening! Who could justify this? Simple persecution of a minority group.

How is this even a Federal crime? This not “commerce among the several States” as stated in the US Constitution.

Another person Arrested for Couchsurfing, when you register as Transient your file gets passed to a Sex offender special investigation unit and the investigation starts and doesn’t end until you find a permanent address.
Today Netflix bosses are braced for an employee walkout and rally in Los Angels as anger swelled over a new Dave Chappelle special that activists say is harmful to the transgender community.
If People forced to register came together and held theses fear-mongering news stations and politicians accountable for their actions the registry would’ve been abolished a long time ago.

Good luck

Well Will Allen is right. I sat right behind Law enforcement folks when I had my criminal justice courses. Even when we had breaks to get a coke or smoke a cigerate outside and I sort of feel uneasy at times but at the time politics was very corrupt in many area’s back in the 70’s. Guess you could say it still is corrupt even with much of this sex registry and these laws.

Even these leg monitoring issues that many are forced to register are a bit discriminatory and unbalanced. Bloody Mingo that’s even in the history or WVA and an era that people don’t want to talk about but I’m sure every state has their bad counties. Yes much has changed in Law enforcement and these types of punishment so one can either stand up for true justice.Fight fire with fire as someone said or get involved and Janice’s/ planning project is a good Idea about going to DC or even one’s own state capital is a good idea but DC is a better choice as this sex registry is unjust in many ways. Hey character a buss if one has to…

All my trips out west were on Trailaway or Grayhound bus, but I think both of them are gone by the wayside or have been downsized. And yes one doesn’t go into another person’s territory without being invited..

Does one have to give a 21 day notice if they will traveling through a Reservation? How many people even know if a Reservation is nearby? Most people I know can’t even read a map, so I doubt politicians can.

Wow – how would this play out in Oklahoma now that SCOTUS has rules that large swathes of it are reservation land?

Anyone notice Lake traverse reservation is partially within Codington county. 

Holy hell, this is insane. A lengthy prison sentence because this dude “failed to register” for a 1994 crime??

Where is the basic logic to any of this???

America is headed for the dumps… I’m convinced.

This is really disturbing because his situation occurred many, many, many, many years ago…. Knowing the government is this petty, I encourage EVERYONE on the registry to PLEASE follow the rules until we can do something to get things changed!!! Deliberately not following the rules does absolutely nothing to help anything.

On another note, I am about to start a youtube channel and I will be posting videos regarding undercover interactions with government officials and the registry. To be more specific, I will be spending the whole year in Europe starting in Feb and I will be documenting the travel process every step of the way. I am starting a WhatsApp group so followers can ask me questions anytime. I know how hard it can be to get answers from organizations in a timely manner so if anyone is interested in joining, Let me know now before I start charging a patreon fee when the group has too many members!! Direct email is

Would the outcome be different if he was in a non SORNA compliant state and Indian Nation? This case reminds me of my Native American studies class where my professor always said, the US government always screw over tribes. I’m not Native American, yet I feel like I’ve been screwed by our government.

I think it’s crazy how sex offenders are doing more time for failure to register than the actual sex offense itself this I know all to well I was convicted of statutory rape in 1998 sentenced to 6 months county jail 5 years probation and 10 years on the registry 2006 laws changed I’m told I’m on the registry for life just like that 2012 I was convicted of failure to register I was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison its now 2021 and I’m still on the registry facing failure to register they offered me 1 year county I refused its been 23 years on the registry and enough is enough I was in my 20s in 1998 I’m 49 years old today when is my debt to society ever going to be paid