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

Monthly Meetings: Feb 23 – Berkeley, Mar 30 – San Diego [details]

Registration Laws for all 50 States

Save the Date: ACSOL Conference June 14/15 in Los Angeles

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

ACSOL’s first Emotional Support Group PHONE meeting will be in March

ACSOL Emotional Support Group Meeting Alert in L.A. on Sat, Feb 23

ACSOL Meeting in Berkeley on Saturday, Feb 23

Conference Call re. Michigan AG Dana Nessel Amicus Briefs (2/13)

Commentary

Janice’s Journal: Justice an Important Pillar

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day, it is important to remember that an essential pillar of his civil rights platform was Justice. ACSOL which is a civil rights organization has, in fact, adopted and advanced one of Dr. King’s best-known sayings about justice: “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” in our lobbying efforts in the state capitol. We credit the wisdom of Dr. King, as expressed in the saying above, as we recognize and celebrate that...

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Kat’s Blog: Is Remorse a Requirement for Registrants?

General News Feed

11 Aug 2012
Some Mesa parents are outraged that a convicted sex offender lives near their children's elementary school. What makes them angrier is that there is nothing they can do about it. The parents gathered at Superstition Springs Elementary School on Wednesday to pass out fliers to others dropping their children off on the first day of school. The fliers contain a picture of convicted sex...
10 Aug 2012
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), there are about 500,000 convicted sex offenders across the country who do what they're supposed to do: register themselves with the local police in their communities. But, according to NCMEC, about a 1 in 5 convicted sex offenders do not register themselves.   And local authorities don't always have the manpower or resources to...
10 Aug 2012
The NYPD is starting to look like a flashy, forensic crime TV show thanks to a new super computer system unveiled Wednesday near Wall St. The Domain Awareness System designed by the NYPD and Microsoft Corp. uses data from a network of cameras, radiation detectors, license plate readers and crime reports, officials said. Full Article
08 Aug 2012
Travis accepted a plea deal -- though he claims he's innocent -- which offered him five years probation instead of a lengthy prison sentence for indecency with a child. Within a month of cutting the deal, he violated his probation, which mandated that he couldn't hang out with minors, and was sentenced to 20 years behind bars. He was released last December, having served...
08 Aug 2012
AlertID, Inc., which provides a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, today announced that it provides alerts from state sex offender databases (“SODs”) to 166 million people or more than half (53%) of the US population. AlertID, Inc., which provides a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, today announced that it provides alerts from...
08 Aug 2012
HOULTON, Maine — Residents will soon see new signs posted at Community Park, the Gentle Memorial Building and local schools declaring each of those areas to be a “Sex Offender Restricted Zone.” The signs are not being placed at the locations to deal with any specific problem involving convicted sex offenders hanging around schools or playgrounds, according to Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin. Full...
06 Aug 2012

NY: City repeals sex offender law

With little options, the City of Lockport Common Council voted to repeal a local code regarding sex offender restrictions Wednesday. In July, City Attorney John Ottaviano recommended this decision based on the recent overturning of similar local laws throughout New York state because they are more restrictive than the state law. He said courts will not uphold this local law and will not enforce...
06 Aug 2012
A movie filmed partly at Oceanside's El Camino High School will be screened as planned at the Oceanside International Film Festival next week, despite concerns that the San Diego man who made it is a registered sex offender. Full Article
04 Aug 2012
A movie filmed partly in Oceanside and featuring some local residents could be pulled from the Oceanside International Film Festival set for later this month, after organizers learned it was produced, written and directed by a registered sex offender. Full Article
03 Aug 2012
"Anybody who has worked in the system for a while knows that sexual crimes are the ones that are repeated the most - we've had case after case of recidivist sex offenders..." Video of Santa Ana City Council Meeting here - OCDA @13:30 Article
03 Aug 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY -  There's a fear thousands of sex offenders could drop off the Oklahoma registry and go unchecked. Some have been convicted of rape and child molestation, but want the state Supreme Court to give them a fresh start. Right now the state Supreme Court is looking at two specific cases and whatever the high court decides will set a precedent for all...
02 Aug 2012
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante pleaded not guilty on Thursday to sexual assault charges involving multiple former female co-workers. Bustamante, 47, a married father of three, is currently free on $100,000 bail. A pre-trial hearing date has been scheduled for Aug. 30. He is charged with more than 12 felonies in connection with the alleged sexual assault of seven...
27 Jul 2012
Lisa Ling: Our America Previews: Labeled For Life Lisa Ling investigates the case of a teenage boy who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for touching a girl's breast - and is now a registered sex offender. Lisa will try to piece together what happened and find out: did the punishment fit the crime? Tune in Tuesday, August 7th at 10/9c for this...
25 Jul 2012
At a court hearing today on the ACLU’s request for a preliminary injunction, the state and the Providence Police Department have agreed not to arrest and/or prosecute the plaintiffs in an ACLU lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that makes it a felony for any person required to register as a sex offender to reside within 300 feet of any school. Across...
25 Jul 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A federal judge has certified a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program as a class action on behalf of everyone committed to the program. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ruled Tuesday that the lawsuit meets the legal requirements to be certified as a class action. He pointed out that the proposed class includes about 600 people...
25 Jul 2012
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held this week that a judge is not required to inform a child pornography defendant that his plea bargain could lead to civil commitment as a sexually dangerous person at the end of his prison term. According to the appellate court, due process and Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure do not require the district...
24 Jul 2012

A Call For Courage

Those who choose to serve the public are often confronted with unpleasantness and difficult decisions. Oftentimes those decisions, in order that they be correct ones which benefit society as a whole rather than one small segment of it, must fly in the face of public sentiment. The issue of child pornography is a highly volatile, emotionally charged one, but where it is the right...
23 Jul 2012

Would you Consider it Punishment?

A SOSEN Production. Pass it on. On YouTube
23 Jul 2012
A man who allegedly followed a 13-year-old girl and her 7-year-old sister into a park bathroom and fondled one of them was charged Monday with multiple counts of committing lewd acts on a child, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Frank Zsemlye, 27, allegedly followed the girls into the women’s restroom at Modjeska Park in Anaheim on July 19 and pulled the...
23 Jul 2012

NJ: Due Process: Megan’s Law

It began in New Jersey 15 years ago when the murder-rape of 7-year-old Megan Kanka launched a nationwide movement - and laws in all 50 states. The idea was to keep tabs on sex offenders through town by town registries ... and, in the cases of those deemed most likely to strike again, to notify neighbors, schools and community institutions that a potential sexual...
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