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Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings [details]
9/15 – Berkeley, 10/13 – W. Sacramento (date change), 10/20 – Los Angeles

Emotional Support Group: (Los Angeles): 8/24, 9/22, 10/27, 11/24, 12/22 [details]

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The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) is dedicated to protecting the Constitution by restoring the civil rights of registrants and their families. In order to achieve that objective, ACSOL will educate and litigate as well as support or oppose legislation.

Important News / Announcements

Janice's Journal

Janice’s Journal: Pedophiles Deserve Death Penalty

The son of Rev. Billy Graham, Rev. Franklin Graham, declared on National Public Radio this weekend that pedophiles deserve the death penalty. He also declared that we are a nation of laws. Not only is Rev. Graham's first statement outrageous, it is undermined and contradicted by his second statement. Why? Because the laws in many states do not include the...

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General News Feed

06 Feb 2012

Meeting in LA on Feb 18

Our next meeting will be held on February 18 in L.A. at the ACLU Building, 1313 W. 8th Street, at a new time. We will start at 1 p.m.
06 Feb 2012
Editor's Note: The ruling below is encouraging and could be used in any future challenge to California libraries that refuse to allow registrants from visiting public libraries. DENVER, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a policy barring registered sex offenders from public libraries in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was unconstitutional, a decision that could have reverberations across the nation....
03 Feb 2012

RSO LAWS HARM FAMILIES

“The Accidental Sex Offender” (Marie Claire) On July 28, 2011, in In The News, by tvadmin .... It was a classic teenage love story. He was a football star, and she was a cheerleader. They met, they fell in love, they started having sex. And then the cops got involved. Fifteen years later, they're still paying the price. Frank Rodriguez cannot coach his children's...
30 Jan 2012

ASSEMBLY DEFEATS AB 625

The Assembly has just voted on AB 625 and defeated it by 41 to 19. It's hard to believe that elected officials don't understand the current challenges faced by the state's 92,000+ registrants such as unemployment, homelessness and vigilante violence. These challenges are of course experienced by family members as well. California RSOL attempted to educate them by lobbying efforts in October, November, December...
26 Jan 2012

AB 625 AMENDED BY ASSEMBLY

AB 625 was amended by the Assembly during its deliberations on Thursday, January 26. The amendment, proposed by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, would create a fourth tier of individuals that would only be required to notify law enforcement officials when they moved. The amendment was proposed in order to attract additional votes for the bill. The amendment passed 32 to 16 after being opposed by...
23 Jan 2012

VOTE ON AB 625 DELAYED

Voting on Assembly Bill (AB) 625 was delayed due to the absence of several supporters of the bill, according to staffers in the office of Assemblyman Ammiano. The bill is expected to be voted upon either Thursday, January 26, or Monday, January 30. The delay provides an opportunity to provide further input into the office of Assembly members. Please call the office of the...
21 Jan 2012
California successfully completed its group lobbying effort in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 625 that would end the state's lifetime registry for many but not all registrants on Wednesday, January 18. Three teams of registrants, family members and professionals met with a total of 45 legislators and/or legislative staffers. CA RSOL received a warm welcome in many of the legislative offices and was commended...
20 Jan 2012
The California Sex Offender Management Board recently issued a report that questioned the effectiveness of residency restrictions. The report noted an extremely low recidivism rate for sex offenders (3.25 percent for parolees and 5 percent for those who completed parole) and concluded that most sex offenses are committed by individuals who are not on the state's registry. The report also noted an increase of...
20 Jan 2012
The California Supreme Court is expected to consider soon the important case of People v. Mosley. That case focuses upon whether the imposition of a lifetime sex offender registration, which includes residency restrictions that prohibit registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any public or private school or park where children regularly gather increase the penalty for the original offense for which...
19 Jan 2012
California RSOL began its group lobbying effort of state legislators in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 625 on Tuesday, January 17. The Bill would replace the state's current lifetime registry with a tiered registry that would allow individuals convicted of low level offenses to leave the registry in as little as 10 years from the date of their conviction provided that they have not...
09 Jan 2012
Editor's Note: The editorial below from the New York Times is not specific to registrants, but addresses an issue of great importance to registrants. That issue is employment and the need to reveal a past offense. California needs to join Massachusetts in limiting the use of information regarding past convictions. January 9, 2012 Paying a Price, Long After the Crime By ALFRED BLUMSTEIN and...
15 Dec 2011
12-15-2011 California: Laguna Hills City Councilman Joel Lautenschleger, who'd previously appeared on the fence about a ban on sex offenders in local parks, joined his council colleagues in unanimously approving the second reading of such an ordinance Tuesday night. The ban, which is modeled after the county's, goes into effect in 30 days. The city ordinance creates a "Child Safety Zone" that prevents registered...
05 Dec 2011
Editor's Note: Bobby Ray Rainwater, a registered citizen, was brutally murdered on December 1 in the mobile home park in which he resided. According to the article below, police do not yet know the motive for the murder. Is this another case of vigilante violence? Slaying Victim 'Nearly Decapitated' Arraignment postponed for accused killer. Meanwhile, new details emerge in last week's mobile-home park killing....
04 Dec 2011
Editor's Note: California RSOL made its first public appearance in opposition to a city ordinance that would prohibit the state's 92,000 registrants from entering city parks. At least 10 people came to support California RSOL in its appearance and five members of the organization spoke in opposition to the proposed ordinance. While the outcome was not favorable, it is an important first step toward...
01 Dec 2011
Editor's Note: A petition has begun to protest the charging of a 6-year-old boy with first degree sexual assault. Information regarding this matter can be found in the article below. Please read the article and consider signing the online petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/46/investigate-grant-county-wisconsin-da-lisa-riniker Target:Wisconsin State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Sponsored by:Concerned Citizens Do your part to prevent the victimization of "D"; a 6 year-old...
30 Nov 2011
Editor's Note: The article below appeared in the newspaper of Port Angeles High School in Washington state. It is a good statement of the dangers facing teenagers who do "normal" teenage things and end up as "sex offenders". Should you be a Registered Sex Offender? Tuesday, November 29, 2011 By Autumn Ruddick Not all PAHS High School students have heard of students using their...
20 Nov 2011
California RSOL will hold its second meeting in Los Angeles on December 3. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and be held at the ACLU building, 1313 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles. The meeting is open to all registered persons, family members, and friends. The meeting will include presentations by attorneys, pscyhologists, and registrants on a variety of topics including residency restrictions, errors...
18 Nov 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011 Habeas Corpus Forms for CA's RSOs Residential Restrictions http://www.prisonlaw.com/pdfs/ModelHabeasFull,Dec10.pdf Above is a link to The Prison Law Office's forms to file a Habeas Corpus Petition asking local CA courts to stay CA's RSOs on Parole.
13 Nov 2011
Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 9:00 AM 18:10:39 PST Child abuse: We’re making the problem worse Experts say America's approach to sex offenders only increases the likelihood that they will re-offend By Tracy Clark-Flory The alleged Penn State sex abuse scandal may provide a powerful lesson about institutional corruption — but it’s also a good time for some self-examination. The general consensus among experts who...
13 Nov 2011
Editor's Note: The following article regarding recent events at Penn State is from Salon magzine and focused upon the important question of why the abuse was not reported when it occurred. The most telling statement is "The more we make sex offenders into monsters, the less likely we are able to see behaviors in people we love that give us concern." This may explain...