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

Monthly Meetings: July 20 – Berkeley, August 17 – San Diego, September 21 – Phone meeting details

Emotional Support Group Meetings: Los Angeles – July 27

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

Videos and handouts of ACSOL’s Third Annual Conference are available now!

ACSOL Meeting in Berkeley on Saturday, July 20

ACSOL ACTION ALERT! Call Assy Approp. Committee to support CA Senate Bill 145

CA: Assembly Committee Approves Senate Bill 145

General News Feed

17 Apr 2013

AB 702 Passes First Test

The Public Safety Committee approved by a vote of 4 to 2 Assembly Bill 702 (AB 702), which would create a tiered registry for sex offenders in California. The vote took place after testimony from three representatives of California RSOL as well as oral support from organizations including but not limited to the ACLU and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Additional support came from...
17 Apr 2013
RIVERSIDE, Calif. –  When flyers appeared at Riverside City College on April Fool's Day saying the student body president was a sex offender, students were stunned by the cruel prank. They were even more stunned when they learned it was true. "I was flabbergasted," said Amanda Waring, a theater arts major who works for the school newspaper. "At first people thought it was a...
15 Apr 2013
HAMILTON — After her 7-year-old daughter, Megan, was sexually assaulted and murdered by a neighbor, Maureen Kanka made it her mission that no other family would experience a similar tragedy. Working with local legislators, Kanka oversaw the creation of Megan’s Law in 1994. It required sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies so residents could be notified of a sex offender’s intention...
15 Apr 2013
When he was 22 years old in 2003, ____ ____ met a girl online. She was two months away from her 15th birthday, and he knew it. Both were living in Colorado Springs, and after two months of chatting online, they met and had sex. The girl told ____ that she had been sexually involved with men his age before, so he thought it...
12 Apr 2013

Fullerton Parks Ordinance preempts State Law

On April 11 a panel of 3 Superior Court Judges found the Fullerton municipal ordinance prohibiting 290 registrants from entering and being near public parks to be preempting state law and thus unlawful. This decision is not published, so it only effects the Fullerton ordinance in this very case. It is is similar to the ruling regarding the County of Orange ordinance from last November. ...
11 Apr 2013

Seeking smarter rules for sex offenders

Janice Bellucci is a mother of two, the wife of a pastor and a former Girl Scout leader active in volunteer work. She lives in a gated community an hour's drive north of Santa Barbara, with needlepoint pillows on the sofa and a vegetable garden in the backyard. She is also the public face of an organization advocating for the closest thing to an...
10 Apr 2013

California to Host National RSOL Conference

Sign up now: Conference Registration   -   More Details: Conference Information   -   National RSOL The 5th Annual Reform Sex Offender Laws Conference, "Justice For All", will be held in Los Angeles during Labor Day weekend. The conference will begin on Thursday, August 29, with an evening social gathering and continue through noon on Sunday, September 1. The conference will be held at the Westin Hotel near LAX...
09 Apr 2013
STARKE, Fla. -- Convicted sexual predators in Bradford County are being outed with red reflective signs posted outside their homes. Sheriff Gordon Smith said it is all about making sure the community knows where they live. "If it prevents one more victim in my community, I've done my job as sheriff," said Smith. Full Article
05 Apr 2013
ATLANTA -- They've become popular viewing on the Internet, but pretty soon those online arrest mug shot websites could get some handcuffs of their own from Georgia's state legislature. Monday evening, the State Senate overwhelmingly passed HB150 by a vote of 53 to 0. Sponsored by Rep. Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta), the bill would force those mug shot websites to take down photos of those who've been cleared...
03 Apr 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  A California parole agent was accused of soliciting one of his parolees to kill another. Numerous corrections department employees allegedly had sex with inmates, including juveniles. Full Article
03 Apr 2013

Tiered Registry Bill Introduced

A tiered registry bill, which would end the state's lifetime registry, has been introduced in the state Assembly. The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing on the bill (AB 702) on April 16 in Sacramento. If passed, the bill would create three tiers in which some registrants would be removed from the registry after 10 or 20 years. The language in the...
03 Apr 2013

Residency Restrictions Removed in L.A. County

Residency restrictions for most registrants residing in Los Angeles County have been removed, according to a Superior Court decision. The decision, in the form of a blanket stay of enforcement, was issued by Judge Peter Espinoza on March 18. The stay of enforcement applies to all registrants currently on parole who are unable to find compliant housing. The decision allows the California Department of...
03 Apr 2013

CA RSOL Meeting in San Diego on April 13

California RSOL will hold its monthly meeting for April in San Diego, on April 13.  It will be held at 1155 Island Avenue, Room 229, in downtown San Diego, 92101 at 10 am. As always, topics will include issues of importance to registrants, including updates on current litigation. Only registrants, their friends and families and supporters are invited to attend. No media or government officials are...
02 Apr 2013

Certificate of Rehabilitation

The first comment below is a very detailed description of the Road to a Certificate of Rehabilitation. We believe it deserves its own post. Thanks to the poster for taking the time to share. Although this unfortunately is not an option for many (PC 290.5), hopefully it will help someone.
01 Apr 2013

General Comments April 2013

Comments that are not specific to a certain post should go here, for the month of April 2013. Contributions should relate to the cause and goals of this organization and please, keep it ‘professional’.
01 Apr 2013
A little more than a year ago, California quietly began conducting tests on the GPS monitoring devices that track the movements of thousands of sex offenders. The results were alarming.Corrections officials found the devices used in half the state were so inaccurate and unreliable that the public was "in imminent danger." Full Article   Also on Huffington Post
30 Mar 2013
Los Angeles (CNN) -- The California man thought he put his past behind him, but then he became victim to an online scam associated more with the mafia than the Internet. He is alleging in a federal lawsuit that three websites are running an extortion racket preying on his history as a one-time registered sex offender. The alleged shakedown is a growing trend in cyberspace that...
29 Mar 2013
A recent federal lawsuit claims a group of websites is trying to extort money from some of society's least sympathetic people: sex offenders. Privately owned sites OnlineDetective.com, SORArchives.com and, before it recently went dark, Offendex.com, attract viewers by advertising photographs, home addresses and personal information of rapists, child molesters and other sexual deviants. Full Article
27 Mar 2013
A Washington state man convicted of fatally shooting two men “because they were sex offenders” was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without possibility of parole, KOMOnews.com reported. On June 2, Patrick Boyd Drum fatally shot his new roommate, Gary Lee Blanton Jr., 28, at their home in Sequim, Wash. Then, around 9 p.m., Drum drove to the home of Jerry Wayne Ray, 55, also...
26 Mar 2013

Lancaster Repeals Sex Offender Ordinance

The Lancaster City Council, in a unanimous vote, repealed virtually all of its sex offender ordinance during a meeting on March 26. This was the second and final vote on that issue. "California RSOL did what had to be done by challenging an ordinance that violated both the state and federal constitutions," stated President Janice Bellucci. "The Lancaster ordinance prevented more than 100,000 individuals...
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