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08 Nov 2012
California voters yesterday approved a new law billed as curbing human trafficking. A lesser-known section of Proposition 35, however, requires residents convicted of indecent exposure and other sex-related crimes to register their social-networking profiles and e-mail addresses with police. That violates the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech, including anonymous speech, the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a lawsuit (PDF)...
08 Nov 2012

Life on the List

Does publicly posting names of convicted sex offenders actually reduce the number of sexual offenses? Freelance writer Steve Yoder has written a very informative article about the history of the Nation's sex offender laws, and outlines many of the consequences (and failures) of these severe laws. He makes the point that despite the fact that legislators "are increasingly adopting a 'smart on crime' approach...
07 Nov 2012
California registrants won a major victory today!  Federal district court judge Thelton Henderson granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) late Wednesday that prevents enforcement of requirements in Proposition 35 that require registrants to identify their online identities and activities.  The TRO will stay in effect for 14 days.  A hearing on whether to extend the TRO is scheduled for November 20 in San Franciso.  ACLU and the...
07 Nov 2012
San Francisco - Today the ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a federal class-action lawsuit to block implementation of unconstitutional provisions of Proposition 35 – a ballot measure passed by California voters Tuesday that restricts the legal and constitutionally protected speech of all registered sex offenders in California. Proposition 35 requires anyone who is a registered sex offender...
06 Nov 2012

Sex Offender Laws May Do More Harm Than Good

End Registration of Juveniles, Residency Restrictions and Online Registries One of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, Human Rights Watch,  believes, as many of us do, that "Laws aimed at people convicted of sex offenses may not protect children from sex crimes but do lead to harassment, ostracism and even violence against former offenders." Read more here: http://www.hrw.org/news/2007/09/11/us-sex-offender-laws-may-do-more-harm-good
06 Nov 2012
America has pioneered the harsh punishment of sex offenders. Does it work? The Economist magazine, in this online article describes many of the disturbing issues regarding the sex offender registries, including the fact that teenagers are, in increasing numbers, being made to register—many for a lifetime.
04 Nov 2012
In early September 2011, Safe Kids Worldwide performed a survey about "Halloween Safety" and 935 parents responded. Their survey results can be viewed here.
04 Nov 2012

Napa jail inmate apparently hanged himself

A registered sex offender arrested on Halloween night in American Canyon apparently hanged himself Thursday afternoon in the Napa County jail, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. _____ _____, 31, of American Canyon, may have hanged himself with a bed sheet while his two roommates slept on their bunks, said Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Leroy Anderson. Full Article
03 Nov 2012

Operation Boo / Daily Corrections Clips

State parole agents went door-to-door Wednesday night checking to make sure local sex offenders and convicted child molesters on parole were in compliance. Read More http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/hemet/hemet-headlines-index/20121031-san-jacinto-police-enforcing-halloween-sex-offender-restrictions.ece  makes reference to the Simi Valley Halloween Ordinance Lawsuit filed by CA RSOL
03 Nov 2012
http://www.5min.com/Video/Teen-Stunts-Landing-Kids-On-Sex-Offender-List-For-Life-517523819
02 Nov 2012
PASO ROBLES, Calif.- Hours after wanted sex offender, ____ _____ was arrested, part of his family reacts by speaking out and says he's not who you think he is. "He did not touch his nieces and nephews, he has never touched my children, he has never touched his other sister's children either," says ____ 's brother-in-law, ____ ____ . ____ ____ says his brother-in-law and...
02 Nov 2012
ANTELOPE VALLEY – Dozens of parole agents fanned out across the Antelope Valley Wednesday night as part of “Operation Boo,” a safety initiative aimed at protecting young trick-or-treaters from sexual predators on Halloween. “This is a night where children are out and about, they’re knocking on doors, they’re introduced to strangers, they’re easy prey for somebody that’s looking to hurt them,” said Jackie Waltman,...
30 Oct 2012
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Registered child sex offenders in Simi Valley, California, will not have to post a sign outside their home this Halloween reading in part "no candy," but they still are prohibited from decorating their houses and handing out candy, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. This is a partial and temporary victory for a group of the city's sex offenders and their...
29 Oct 2012
A federal judge Monday temporarily blocked enforcement of a key provision of Simi Valley's new Halloween sex offender law but left the rest of the ordinance intact. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson's ruling came days before the holiday on Wednesday. Anderson temporarily blocked the city from requiring its several dozen convicted child sex offenders listed on the Megan's Law website to post signs on...
29 Oct 2012
THE experience with sex offender registers in the US has included deaths and gratuitous violence, as well as payback measures. There are a couple of convicted murderers living in the same suburb as I do. I know, because I’ve seen them. There are probably a few in your suburb, too. Maybe even your street. After all, almost all of them do eventually get out,...
29 Oct 2012
The City of Simi Valley is prohibited from enforcing a requirement that sex offenders post a sign on the front door of their homes on Halloween this year, according to a decision by federal district court judge Percy Anderson.  The decision will allow the city to prohibit sex offenders from decorating their homes and answering the door to trick-or-treaters as well as require them...
29 Oct 2012
15 minutes. After a five-week trial, that's how long it took a jury in a rural Northern California county to decide that an openly gay man who had served two years in prison for a forcible oral copulation of an acquaintance back in 2003 did not merit civil commitment as a sexually violent predator. The prosecution's case featured a lone government psychologist whose opinion...
29 Oct 2012
Proposition 35, if passed, will create harsher punishments for those who participate in the sex trafficking industry. These punishments include prison sentences up to 15-years-to-life and fines up to $1.5 million. Those who are convicted would also be required to register as sex offenders, receive limitations to Internet access and would be supervised by law enforcement. Full Article
26 Oct 2012

Halloween and RSOs [Audio]

Anthony talks with Creators columnist and veteran TV crime reporter Diane Dimond about whether police programs to contact and target registered sex offenders in the days leading up to Halloween constitute good public-safety policy or a needless violation of civil liberties. Full Article
26 Oct 2012
New sex offender tracking technology. The development of three new initiatives in Ohio will intensify the State's ability to monitor the more than 19,000 convicted sex offenders living in the state.
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