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

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

Emotional Support Group Meetings – Los Angeles: Feb 23,  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

Number of CA Registrants Tops 110,000 Mark

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

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...

Read all Janice’s Journals

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

General News Feed

10 Mar 2012
California RSOL will publicly oppose an ordinance proposed by the City of Cypress that would prohibit all registrants from (1) living with 2,000 feet of a school, park or day care center, (2) being in close proximity of a child safety zone, (3) staying in a hotel that already has a registrant guest, and (4) celebrating Halloween. The Cypress City Council will consider the...
21 Feb 2012
California RSOL will return to Los Angeles on April 21 for a regular monthly meeting.  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 registrants, family members and supporters only.  The meeting will include presentations by attorneys, pscyhologists and registrants who have successfully challenged residency restrictions and parole...
21 Feb 2012
Editor's Note: The article below was published in the National Catholic Review. It's amazing to read that the state of Missouri is considering such far-reaching measures. Let's continue to educate our lawmakers in California so that they, too, will consider and pass similar legislation. Should we reform the sex offender registry? by Mary Ann McGivern on Feb. 20, 2012 The Missouri legislature is debating...
20 Feb 2012
California RSOL continued its outreach to registrants, family members and supporters in Los Angeles on February 18. About 50 people attended the meeting held at the ACLU building which focused upon issues challenging registrants as well as potential future actions of the organization. The group discussed the recent defeat of Assembly Bill 625 as well as the opportunity to provide input for legislation next...
20 Feb 2012
Women Against Registry, a nationwide non-profit organization, recently posted three videos on YouTube of family members telling how they have been harmed by the registry. To view the videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/innocentvictims1?feature=mhee
13 Feb 2012
A new civil rights movement has begun with the first meeting of the CA Reform Sex Offender Laws organization in Los Angeles on October 1. The meeting attracted more than 50 people, including registered persons, family members, attorneys and psychologists from as far away as San Francisco and San Diego. One man came with his "victim", who is now his wife. The atmosphere was...
08 Feb 2012

Recommended Reading

There are several good books to read about sex offender laws as well as the lives of registered persons. The following books are known and recommended. All can be ordered on the Amazon website. Sex Offender Laws: Failed Policies, New Directions - Richard G. Wright We're All in this Together - Frank Udall Lindsay Sex Panic and the Punitive State - Roger Lancaster Lost...
06 Feb 2012

Meeting in LA on Feb 18

Our next meeting will be held on February 18 in L.A. at the ACLU Building, 1313 W. 8th Street, at a new time. We will start at 1 p.m.
06 Feb 2012
Editor's Note: The ruling below is encouraging and could be used in any future challenge to California libraries that refuse to allow registrants from visiting public libraries. DENVER, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a policy barring registered sex offenders from public libraries in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was unconstitutional, a decision that could have reverberations across the nation....
03 Feb 2012

RSO LAWS HARM FAMILIES

“The Accidental Sex Offender” (Marie Claire) On July 28, 2011, in In The News, by tvadmin .... It was a classic teenage love story. He was a football star, and she was a cheerleader. They met, they fell in love, they started having sex. And then the cops got involved. Fifteen years later, they're still paying the price. Frank Rodriguez cannot coach his children's...
30 Jan 2012

ASSEMBLY DEFEATS AB 625

The Assembly has just voted on AB 625 and defeated it by 41 to 19. It's hard to believe that elected officials don't understand the current challenges faced by the state's 92,000+ registrants such as unemployment, homelessness and vigilante violence. These challenges are of course experienced by family members as well. California RSOL attempted to educate them by lobbying efforts in October, November, December...
26 Jan 2012

AB 625 AMENDED BY ASSEMBLY

AB 625 was amended by the Assembly during its deliberations on Thursday, January 26. The amendment, proposed by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, would create a fourth tier of individuals that would only be required to notify law enforcement officials when they moved. The amendment was proposed in order to attract additional votes for the bill. The amendment passed 32 to 16 after being opposed by...
23 Jan 2012

VOTE ON AB 625 DELAYED

Voting on Assembly Bill (AB) 625 was delayed due to the absence of several supporters of the bill, according to staffers in the office of Assemblyman Ammiano. The bill is expected to be voted upon either Thursday, January 26, or Monday, January 30. The delay provides an opportunity to provide further input into the office of Assembly members. Please call the office of the...
21 Jan 2012
California successfully completed its group lobbying effort in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 625 that would end the state's lifetime registry for many but not all registrants on Wednesday, January 18. Three teams of registrants, family members and professionals met with a total of 45 legislators and/or legislative staffers. CA RSOL received a warm welcome in many of the legislative offices and was commended...
20 Jan 2012
The California Sex Offender Management Board recently issued a report that questioned the effectiveness of residency restrictions. The report noted an extremely low recidivism rate for sex offenders (3.25 percent for parolees and 5 percent for those who completed parole) and concluded that most sex offenses are committed by individuals who are not on the state's registry. The report also noted an increase of...
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....
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