Source: news.yahoo.com 1/27/22 U.S. Marshals in Alabama on Wednesday arrested an Oklahoma sex offender who’d been on the run for 14 years. David _____, 49, had been wanted since 2008 for failing to register as a sex offender in Caddo County, and for violating the terms of his probation in Seminole and Pottawatomie counties after 2006 felony convictions of enticing a minor and first-degree rape. Read the full articleRead More
Day: January 28, 2022
FL: Is Profit Driving Florida’s Sex Offense Registry?
Source: thecrimereport.org 1/27/22 In 2019, I was falsely accused of a petty theft in Broward County, Florida, despite living over 1,100 miles from the alleged offense and having no transportation. I was arrested by my local police agency and spent 24 days incarcerated, including the six days it took to transport me from Ohio to Florida so I could bond out and mount my defense. But Florida delayed my release in order to force me to register on the public sex offense registry. I have never lived in the state…Read More
CA: California Senate aims to limit ‘junk science’ in courtrooms
Source: apnews.com 1/27/22 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Wednesday moved to deter the use of what a legislator called “junk science” in the courtroom and give those convicted with questionable expert testimony a way out of prison. Senators approved changing the state’s definition of false testimony to include expert court opinions based on flawed scientific research or outdated technology, or where a reasonable scientific dispute has emerged over its validity. Expert opinions that aren’t based on bona fide research, peer-reviewed studies or other science would not satisfy the…Read More