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Still no comment on the 288.2 issue as being tier 3. Just registered today and they told me I am tier 3 because of that and the agent seemed amazed that I was in tier 3 solely because of the 288.2 charge.
I do appreciate everything your org has done though. You achieved a lot for us for sure.
I came off the Penn registry more than a year ago but I still follow the news and have made donations to Janice since then. It is important that she be able to continue with this fight.
Can anyone who is more knowledgeable about interpreting court cases look into the case from Tennessee: John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 vs. William B. Lee, et al? Are these lawsuits precedents of what we can pursue regarding retroactive restrictions that are applied? It looks like these two won their case. Would that not prove that restrictions that are added after conviction and after probation/ parole are indeed punishment and can not be applied?
Not to be rude but here in Texas we aren’t seeing any benefits of the fight.
Due to the efforts of ACSOL, California is the only state where registrants who are not on parole, probation or supervised release have no limits on where they can live, the places they can visit and how they celebrate Halloween. ACSOL accomplished this achievements during its first decade by filing more than 100 lawsuits in both state and federal courts. ACSOL was able to accomplish this and more due to the support of registrants, family members and supporters. We thank you for that support and look forward to working together during the next 10 years and beyond in order to accomplish new goals.
Thank you all.
I hope everyone understands how deeply fortunate we are to have Janice Bellucci and ACSOL fighting for our rights.
This is not, and never will be, an easy fight and there are so few other organizations in this country, if any, that are trying to do what Janice and ACSOL are doing.
Ever since my conviction these have been some of the darkest times in my life bar none, however I have been able to draw strength and courage from ACSOL and the fight they’re taking on for us. Janice has personally helped me tremendously in my own challenges without hesitation.
Thank you Janice and ACSOL from the bottom of my heart for everything that you’re doing and everything that you’ve done.
And PLEASE keep donating! ACSOL can’t fight this alone without our support!
288 c is a wobbler but listed as Tier 3 LIFE even reduced, expunged and COR. This is unfair, I hope someday this changes but who knows.
Thank you ACSOL, for the work you have done on behalf of all of us forced to register.
Personally, finding this webpage gave me hope. Eventually with the help of Chance, my hope was realized. I hope that the goals of ACSOL will be realized sooner then imagined.
I would like to see something about social media banning all sex offenders from their platforms. I contacted California State Senator Scott Wiener, who’s office informed me that there is some sort of legislature being worked on at the State and Federal levels, but I can’t seem to find anything about it. I know that Cal. Pen. Code 290.46(j)(2)(H) prohibits businesses from discriminating against people found on the Megan’s Law website; however, I don’t think I have the ability to challenge it. Nor would I want to bring myself into the public spotlight by trying to bring a case against social media companies.
Recently, my Facebook acct was deactivated because of my status on the California Registry. My acct was created before my conviction (I’m now completely off parole). My crime didn’t involve the internet or computers. A vindictive person (whom my family knows) reported my profile. They openly admit it and are proud that I’ve been banned.
There’s a few reasons why there needs to be a fight for some sort of equal rights:
* There are many countries that don’t even have a registry, so people who have similar crimes as me are able to use those platforms. I even know a person with dual citizenship who was convicted in California and placed on the registry. After he completed parole, he left the U.S. for the other country and no longer has to register now. He completely avoided the lifetime registry (it was still lifetime when he left). I know another person who left California after completing parole and is now residing in Tijuana. Because of that, he no longer has to register (no registration laws in Mexico). Those people can use social media without the fear of being banned because they are no longer on any registry, despite having committed sex offenses.
* Those platforms don’t even take into acct the nature of the crime. For example, some people are on registries for consensual gay sex (which was illegal long ago). Facebook and other companies who purport gay rights ban these individuals because of their status as a registered sex offender, even though they’ve done nothing wrong by today’s standard.
* Facebook and social media has become the center of pretty much anything “social”. For example, the President of the U.S. and other civic leaders release press statements on social media. Local city & state law enforcement often post important updates that aren’t found elsewhere, including early notices for evacuation due to fire (I live in a wildfire prone area). Even normal discourse between people and the sharing of ideas and debates occur through social media these days. Heck, I can’t even find out about concert announcements because the major venues release their coming acts on social media now. Indeed, they’ve grown from a simple way to connect with friends and family to becoming a way we get information.
* Facebook is integrated in almost everything. My profile/acct was linked to my Spotify, Pandora, Xbox Live, and several other subscription services. It’s often used as a way to login to many sites and services or even create an account with these services (i.e. “Sign in with Facebook).
* Not having an account also puts sex offenders at a business disadvantage. Let’s face it, it can be really difficult to find a job as an RSO. Most of us have really great talents that can be used to make money by making goods and selling them on Facebook’s marketplace. For example, I’m good with woodworking, metal working, oil painting, baking, and photography. If I were to try to sell anything I made, I wouldn’t be able to compete with others who have access to social media. Facebook’s marketplace is a way to make a living despite being on a registry and facing gruesome background checks. With a ban, RSO’s can’t even compete fairly in the business world. Sure, I’m sure it’s still possible to sell items, but consumers like simplicity and social media marketplaces are often the “go to” nowadays. For example, my wife has bought lots of nice items through Facebook Marketplace, including our patio set.
I’m really hoping to see something changes with this in the coming years. I’ll eventually be off the registry and be able to return to using social media without the fear of being banned, but I’m hoping something can happen sooner rather than waiting 10+ years for that to happen.
Even though I don’t live in California I appreciate everything that Janice, Chance, and Company have done. My hat goes off to them fighting for our rights. Can’t wait to meet them in Washington and say, thank you in person.
Just made a donation. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do.
Thanks greatly for all the tireless efforts that have produced so many fruits over the years. Can’t thank this organization enough.
With that being said, I’m ever so casually curious. What are the current efforts to combat CP laws? Are there no prominent ones right now, or is something in the books?
I’m still positively grateful either way.
My question is this: What if we receive our petition relief Thru SB384 , and then SORNA comes to town and we have to start registering again? I mean not to sound negative or bringing anybody’s hopes down, But federal law always superseeds state law. I mean are we gonna enjoy a few months of freedom and then all of a sudden back to having a register all over again? If anybody wants to chime in on this it’s appreciated , this is just something that’s been on my mind lately