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Monthly Meetings [details]
11/17- Phone
, 12/08 – San Diego

Emotional Support Group: (Los Angeles) 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.

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Janice's Journal

Janice’s Journal: How Many Dead Registrants is Enough?

Today a registrant in Orange County, California, is dead. He may have died at the hands of another or he may have taken his own life. This brings the total number of known dead registrants, killed by the hands of another or themselves, in California to 18 since 2005. How many dead registrants is enough? How many dead registrants will...

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General News Feed

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...
12 Nov 2011
The civil rights movement for registered citizens in California took another important step forward on November 12 when more than 55 people, including registrants and family members, participated in the first CA RSOL meeting in San Francisco. The meeting focused upon topics such as ending the state’s lifetime registry and replacing it with a tiered registry, requesting corrections of an individual’s profile on the...
11 Nov 2011
Editor's Note: This is a well researched article that compares recidivism rates for many crimes and finds recidivism rates for those conivcted of sex related crimes to be extremely low. The author correctly notes that registrants need housing, jobs and healthcare. With the addition of those three basic factors to their lives, registrants could once again become productive citizens. Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy...
05 Nov 2011
Editor's Note: A court in the state of Florida, known for its lack of common sense and compassion, has hit a new low mark. This time, a Florida judge sentenced a man with no prior criminal record to a life sentence for possession of child pornography. Florida courts in the past haver reserved lifetime sentences for those who murder their victims, not those who...
01 Nov 2011
California RSOL will meet in San Francisco on Saturday, November 12, to discuss issues of concern to RSO's, family members, and friends. The meeting will be held at Unity Church, 2222 Bush Street, San Francisco and begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is free and will include presentations by attorneys, psychologists, and researchers. There is no need to register for the event, but additional...
31 Oct 2011
The County of Riverside unanimously passed an ordinance on October 18 that prohibits anyone listed on the registry from celebrating Halloween in their own home! This is a violation of registrants' constitutional rights, including but not limited to, the First Amendment. Riverside County specifically prohibits registrants from (1) decorating the dwelling in which he/she lives, (2) leaving on any exterior decorative and ornamental lighting...
25 Oct 2011
Editor's Note: This is a copy of a press release issued to the media by CA RSOL on October 25: Riverside County’s Halloween Ordinance Violates U.S. Constitution The ordinance recently adopted by Riverside County which prohibits “sex offenders” from celebrating Halloween in their own homes violates the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, the ordinance abridges the First Amendment right to free speech of anyone convicted of...
19 Oct 2011
Editor's Note: At the request of the registrant, his name is being withheld, however, he granted CA RSOL permission to share the following letter which he wrote after the October 1 meeting in Los Angeles. Last week I attended a meeting of a group of lawyers, educators and other advocates committed to reforming the sex offender laws in California and other states. These laws...
07 Oct 2011
Editor's Note: The Adam Walsh Act would place additional restrictions on anyone convicted of a sex-related crime. Although passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law in 2006, only seven states (Ohio, Delaware, Florida, South Dakota, Michigan, Nevada and Wyoming) agreed to fully comply with that Act. The state of Ohio subsequently declared the Act to be unconstitutional. California does not comply with...
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