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Monthly Meetings: Mar 30 – San Diego [details]

Emotional Support Group Meetings – Los Angeles:  Mar 23, Apr 27  [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 Emotional Support Group Meeting Alert in L.A. on Sat, March 23

Action Alert: AB 884 Fight – How to Get Transportation and Housing

AB 884 UPDATE: Hearing DELAYED until April 2!

Assembly’s Public Safety Committee Approves Bill Excluding Registrants

Commentary

Janice’s Journal: When Will They Learn?

The CA state legislature began a new two-year session just last month. And in that short period of time, legislators are already heading down the wrong path. What path? The path which identifies all individuals convicted of a sex offense as dangerous and likely to commit a new sex offense. For example, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty who is known for his compassion for those who are or have been incarcerated, introduced a bill (AB 277) that would allow parolees to earn...

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Kat’s Blog: Reframing the Message Begins With You

General News Feed

30 Aug 2012
A Lake County man was sentenced Wednesday to 32-years-to-life in prison for killing a neighbor he mistook for a convicted child molester. Ivan Oliver, 34, was convicted two weeks ago by a jury of first-degree murder for stabbing Michael Dodele 65 times at a Lakeport mobile home park. He also was found guilty of a special allegation of using information from the Megan’s Law...
29 Aug 2012
VIDEO: On August 28, 2012 the City Council of Lancaster, California unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance restricting residency and presence of persons required to register as Sex Offenders. California RSOL attended the meeting and spoke in opposition and sent a letter in advance to the City Council. This comprehensive ordinance includes (transcribed from Presentation by Criminal Justice Commission): A. Residency Restriction...
29 Aug 2012
A federal appeals court said Indiana's sex and violent offender registry unconstitutionally violated the due process rights of thousands of registrants because it did not give them a chance to fix mistakes. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago rejected arguments by the Indiana Department of Correction that it was not directly responsible for errors in the registry, which contains about 24,000...
23 Aug 2012
The Cerritos City Council decided unanimously at its August 23 meeting to postpone indefinitely further consideration of a proposed ordinance that would have banned all registrants from city parks, libraries, senior centers, etc. The Council's decision followed action by California Reform Sex Offender Laws (CA RSOL), including a letter stating the proposed ordinance was unconstitutional and and preempted existing state law as well as...
21 Aug 2012
California RSOL will be attending this ordinance's second reading (August 23) to speak in opposition. See letter sent to City Council here. CERRITOS - Registered sex offenders won't be allowed in city parks or many other public facilities under an ordinance approved last week by the City Council.  Gary Berg, the city's director of community and safety services, told the council Thursday that passing...
21 Aug 2012
The Simi Valley City Council on Monday night introduced the latest version of a proposed Halloween law aimed at protecting trick-or-treating children from having contact with sex offenders. As initially put forth, the ordinance applied to all 119 of the city's registered sex offenders. The version introduced at Monday night's council meeting limited the application of the proposed law just to those convicted pedophiles...
20 Aug 2012
With Halloween just over two months away, the Simi Valley City Council on Monday night will again consider a proposed law aimed at protecting trick-or-treating children from contact with the city's 119 registered sex offenders. The ordinance is slightly weaker than a previous version, no longer requiring registered sex offenders to post signs on their front doors saying, "No candy or treats at this...
20 Aug 2012

Long Beach police unveil citywide camera system

LONG BEACH - Criminals who come to Long Beach should beware of, and remember to smile for, the cameras. That's 400 cameras citywide, both publicly and privately owned, that have been linked to the Long Beach Police Department's communications center as part of a new program that combines law enforcement data with real-time video feeds from parks, beaches, business corridors, the Police Department helicopters...
18 Aug 2012
A movie filmed partly at Oceanside's El Camino High School has been pulled at the last minute from the Oceanside International Film Festival, a week after organizers learned the man who made the movie is a registered sex offender. "Music High" - produced, written and directed by Mark Charles Maine of San Diego - was yanked from the lineup Wednesday, a day before the...
17 Aug 2012
Simi Valley City Council Meeting August 20, 2012 - 6:30 PM The City of Simi Valley • 2929 Tapo Canyon Road • Simi Valley, CA 93063 • (805) 583-6700 4B. A public hearing to consider an ordinance adding Title 5, Chapter 43, to the Simi Valley Municipal Code establishing restrictions on registered sex offenders on Halloween. Staff Report - City of Simi Valley
16 Aug 2012
LAKEPORT, Calif. – On Thursday morning, following a day of deliberations, a jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a Lakeport man who was accused of stabbing his neighbor to death because he wrongly believed the man was a child molester.  Ivan Garcia Oliver, 34, was found guilty of first-degree murder, burglary and several special allegations for the stabbing death of Michael...
15 Aug 2012

Riding the Registry – My Tour of Broken Lives

by Marshall Burns, Ph.D.  --  Sex offender. The words strike fear in the heart and soul like no others. But who is it that wears this label? I wanted to know. So I set out to drive around the United States to meet people on the registry and hear their stories. My purpose was to gain an understanding of what it means to be...
15 Aug 2012
Hi Folks! Lenore here from Free-Range Kids and yes, that headline is the REAL TITLE of a column by some hack in The Telegraph who was sick of the “no males allowed to sit next to unaccompanied minors” deal, back in 2006, on British Airways. Oh wait a sec — that hack is Boris Johnson, NOW THE MAYOR OF LONDON! Full Article
15 Aug 2012
A nurse was made to feel as if he had a sign that read "kiddie fiddler" over his head after he was moved away from a young girl on a Qantas flight, he said. Daniel McCluskie said he had a similar experience to a firefighter on a Virgin Australia flight when he was made to switch seats with a woman because he was sitting...
15 Aug 2012
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin - ... Media news outlets have portrayed that abductors primarily consist of strangers or registered sex offenders (RSO), which has proven invalid in the past 2 fiscal years (FY). When a child is reported missing, members of the media advise parents to check sex offender registries to prevent their child from possible abduction or sexual victimization. However, FBI reporting indicates...
13 Aug 2012
When Orange County’s Board of Supervisors last year banned registered sex offenders from county parks, they included a waiver process in the ordinance so that exceptions could be made. If a sex offender worked on an asphalt crew that was paving a road in a county park, for example, he or she could apply for a waiver, Supervisor Shawn Nelson said at the time....
12 Aug 2012
An Ohio Appeals court has held, again, that Ohio’s Adam Walsh Act do not apply to individuals who were originally sentenced under Megan’s Law. The court, however, is awaiting further guidance from the Ohio Supreme Court. The case is State v. Davis, 2012-Ohio-3570. In 2004, the Defendant pled guilty to sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. He was sentenced to five years probation. Pursuant...
12 Aug 2012
The state credits community-based treatment efforts, designed to deliver more effective rehabilitation and save money, for a 17 percent decline in juvenile sex offenders over a three-year period. The Ohio Department of Youth Services reported that 85 juvenile offenders were admitted into DYS in 2011 for sex-related crimes that included rape, gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. Year-to-date figures in 2012 suggest a 48...
12 Aug 2012
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — A sex offender opened fire in a northern Minnesota courthouse shortly after being convicted Thursday, injuring three people — including the local prosecutor, authorities said. The suspect, Daniel Schlienz, 42, was taken into custody after the shootings Thursday afternoon at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais, a remote town near the Canadian border, State Public Safety spokesman Doug Neville...
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...
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