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Important News / Announcements

Renowned Law Professor Eric Janus to Speak at ACSOL Conference

Action Alert: ACSOL Organizing State Capitol Meetings (February 5)

ACSOL Monthly Meetings 2019

Commentary

Janice’s Journal: Registry Continues to Grow by Leaps and Bounds

The registry continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In fact, the registry grew by almost 5 percent during the past 12 months. That means there are currently more than 912,000 people on the registry in the U.S., an increase of 42,001, according to The Dobbs Wire. The recent increases in the number of people on the registry are not uniform throughout the nation. In fact, the number of registrants decreased in the states of Vermont and Kentucky as well...

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Kat’s Blog: Blimey, Who Does Australia’s Fact Checking?

General News Feed

25 Sep 2012
OSWEGO -- Amy Warner is a mom who says she'll sleep easier after the city of Oswego voted unanmiously to pass a law which prohibits sex offenders from driving taxi cabs. "Having young kids who aren't always making the best choices, I don't think it's a good idea putting them in any unnecessary danger," says Warner. Prior to the vote, Jeremy Zielisnki called the...
22 Sep 2012
“If we had been aware of his record,” says Maureen Kanka, “my daughter would be alive today.” She is referring, in a statement on the website of an anti-crime group she founded, to Jesse Timmendequas, a neighbor in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, who raped and murdered her 7-year-old daughter, Megan, in 1994. Three months later, the state legislature enacted Megan’s Law, which created a...
22 Sep 2012
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An Action News investigation revealed a frightening loophole that lets Fresno County sex offenders walk free, even after violating parole. Now, state legislators and the people in charge of the parole system are responding. We showed you two sex offenders Thursday who violated parole with little in the way of consequences.  They're both in jail now after allegedly committing new...
19 Sep 2012
The Niagara County Legislature has scheduled a public meeting for October 2nd at 6:45pm to discuss plans to repeal the county's tough sex-offender law. The move comes after recent court rulings said local laws cannot be more strict than the one enacted by New York State. Full Article
19 Sep 2012

NM: Repeat Sex Offender Numbers Low in County

Every Halloween night, between 30 and 50 Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies spread out all over the county and knock on the doors of registered sex offenders, as a reminder that the county knows where they are and what they’re doing. The Halloween blitz is just one of the tactics the Sheriff’s Department says could be behind the county’s remarkably low sex offender re-offense, or...
19 Sep 2012

Media from RSOL Conference in NM

A collection of media reports about the National RSOL Conference. Quote from one attendee: "The media coverage, which began with great concerns and some misunderstandings about our purpose, changed to fair, balanced, and very favorable reporting and stories, primarily because they did what all good journalists and reporters do; they came; they listened; they interviewed; they asked questions; they recorded and filmed. We thank...
18 Sep 2012
Known Relationships Are the Greater Danger - According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), every year, more than 200,000 children are abducted by family members. An additional 58,000 are taken by nonrelatives with primarily sexual motives. However, only 115 reported abductions represent cases in which strangers abduct and kill children, hold them for ransom, or take them with the intention...
18 Sep 2012

WA: Man who killed sex offenders gets life

PORT ANGELES -- A man who gunned down two sex offenders on the Olympic Peninsula was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without possibility of parole, but a judge warned those sympathetic to his cause to back off. Patrick Drum, 34, shot Gary Lee Blanton, 28, on June 2 at a home Drum was renting near Sequim. Blanton was renting a room in the home....
18 Sep 2012

Sex offenders are people too

The law has failed on sex offenders. Rather than preventing crime, the law makes crime inevitable. California’s Fourth Appellate District court recently ruled current laws regarding where sex offenders can live as “unreasonable.” This is not an isolated case, but a pattern. California’s judicial system has slowly shifted away from prevention and rehabilitation toward punitive retaliation. Obviously, criminals are not the most pitiable people...
17 Sep 2012

Marina del Rey Deputy Sentenced in Teen Sex Case

A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy assigned to the Marina del Rey station was sentenced on Friday to serve 90 days in jail for having sexual relations with an underage girl. Kenneth Alexander, 46, will also be on supervised probation for five years and attend a year of sex offender counseling. He must also stay away from the victim, who was 15 years...
17 Sep 2012
Did you know you can request your home address be removed from Google, Yahoo, Bing and other mapping services? Well you can, and we recommend you do it for your own safety, especially if you are wearing the "sex offender" label. Many online registries use these mapping services, and if you request yours be removed, then it will also be unmappable from the many...
16 Sep 2012

Commentary

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16 Sep 2012
Sex offenders can stir up a lot of fear and anger in a community. But an innovative program from the Department of Corrections (DOC) is preventing new crimes by matching a sex offender about to be released from prison with a group of four to seven volunteer mentors, according to a study that will be published in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and...
16 Sep 2012
Fairfield Apartments sits in a quiet neighborhood in south Fort Myers. On a recent afternoon, children played on well-groomed lawns as a boy rode his bicycle down a winding street dotted with palm trees. But Julie Evans has a message for her neighbors in the apartment complex down the street. “I got a gun,” she said. “And I will use that gun.” There are...
16 Sep 2012

September 15 Meeting Recap

California RSOL met in Los Angeles with about 45 registrants, family members and supporters at the ACLU building in Los Angeles on September 15. The focus of the meeting was issues involving registrants such as residency restrictions, city and county ordinances, and future litigation. Information was shared during the meeting regarding the recent decision of a California appellate court that a blanket restriction prohibiting...
15 Sep 2012

CA RSOL Meeting in Los Angeles – Nov 10

California RSOL will return to Los Angeles on November 10 at 10 am and will meet at the same location, the ACLU building at 1313 W. 8th Street. Meetings are open to registrants, family members, and supporters but closed to media and government officials. There is free parking and privacy. As always, we will share information about recent laws, court decisions, etc. Admin Note:...
15 Sep 2012
The city of Franklin has dropped its legal fight to overturn a January court decision that found its ordinance restricting the residency of sex offenders unconstitutional. But the city will try other ways to keep sex offenders from living near schools, parks and other places children congregate, Mayor Ken Merrifield said. The city's appeal was scheduled to be heard by the state Supreme Court...
14 Sep 2012
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fifteen people challenging the constitutionality of the retroactive nature of Maine's sex offender registry have gone before the state's highest court. A lawyer for most of the men listed as John Doe in court papers told the Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday they were required to register long after they had served time and gone years without any new offenses. He says...
13 Sep 2012
Local sex offenders said they are fed up with yet another round of proposed restrictions on where they can live. The ordinance being drafted by the Kern County Board of Supervisors would enhance Jessica's Law, passed in 2006, and would limit newly paroled sex offenders from living near school bus stops, churches, day care facilities, and other places where children gather. The ordinance would...
13 Sep 2012
A blanket restriction prohibiting sex offenders from living near places where children congregate is unconstitutional, a state appellate court ruled Wednesday, throwing a surprising wrench into a popular law. The decision by Division 1 of the 4th District Court of Appeal concerns the 2006 ballot measure known as Jessica's Law, which barred registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or...
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