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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.  The ACSOL website and recordings are provided as a service to registrants, registrants’ families, and others for general information only.  The information on the website and in the recordings are not designed to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.  You should not take, or refrain from taking, action based on their content.  Prior results and case studies do not guarantee a similar outcome in future representations.  ACSOL accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from accessing or reliance on content on the ACSOL website and recordings and disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all liability with respect to acts or omissions made by registrants, registrants’ families and others on the basis of content on the ACSOL website.

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Important News / Announcements

CA Dept. of Justice Agrees to Reduce Some Tier Assignments

D.C. Vigil Educates U. S. Supreme Court, Public – Smith v. Doe Must Go!

D.C. Vigil Educates U. S. Supreme Court, Public – Smith v. Doe Must Go!

ACSOL Online Meeting April 20, 2024

MO: Trial Date Delayed for Missouri Halloween Sign Case

Lobby Day 2024 Successfully Educates CA Legislators, Staff Regarding Proposed Improvements to Tiered Registry Law

AR: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Halloween Sign Requirement in Arkansas County

Janice's Journal

General News Feed

LIFETIME REPORTING HARMS SOCIETY, INDIVIDUALS

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...

Laguna Hills Adopts Law Banning Sex Offenders Like Councilman’s Son-in-Law From Parks

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...

REGISTERED CITIZEN BRUTALLY SLAIN IN ORANGE COUNTY

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....

CA RSOL MAKES FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE

Editor's Note: California RSOL made its first public appearance in opposition to a city ordinance that would prohibit the state's 92,000 registrants from entering city parks. At least 10 people came to support California RSOL in its appearance and five members of the organization spoke in opposition to the proposed ordinance. While the outcome was not favorable, it is an important first step toward...

6-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT

Editor's Note: A petition has begun to protest the charging of a 6-year-old boy with first degree sexual assault. Information regarding this matter can be found in the article below. Please read the article and consider signing the online petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/46/investigate-grant-county-wisconsin-da-lisa-riniker Target:Wisconsin State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Sponsored by:Concerned Citizens Do your part to prevent the victimization of "D"; a 6 year-old...

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WARNED ABOUT DANGERS OF BECOM

Editor's Note: The article below appeared in the newspaper of Port Angeles High School in Washington state. It is a good statement of the dangers facing teenagers who do "normal" teenage things and end up as "sex offenders". Should you be a Registered Sex Offender? Tuesday, November 29, 2011 By Autumn Ruddick Not all PAHS High School students have heard of students using their...

CA RSOL RETURNS TO L.A. – DEC 3

California RSOL will hold its second meeting in Los Angeles on December 3. 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 all registered persons, family members, and friends. The meeting will include presentations by attorneys, pscyhologists, and registrants on a variety of topics including residency restrictions, errors...

FILE FOR REFLIEF FROM RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS

Friday, November 18, 2011 Habeas Corpus Forms for CA's RSOs Residential Restrictions http://www.prisonlaw.com/pdfs/ModelHabeasFull,Dec10.pdf Above is a link to The Prison Law Office's forms to file a Habeas Corpus Petition asking local CA courts to stay CA's RSOs on Parole.

STUDY RECOMMENDS TREATMENT NOT JAIL FOR RSO’S

Sunday, Nov 13, 2011 9:00 AM 18:10:39 PST Child abuse: We’re making the problem worse Experts say America's approach to sex offenders only increases the likelihood that they will re-offend By Tracy Clark-Flory The alleged Penn State sex abuse scandal may provide a powerful lesson about institutional corruption — but it’s also a good time for some self-examination. The general consensus among experts who...

PENN STATE CASE: WHY ASSAULTS NOT REPORTED

Editor's Note: The following article regarding recent events at Penn State is from Salon magzine and focused upon the important question of why the abuse was not reported when it occurred. The most telling statement is "The more we make sex offenders into monsters, the less likely we are able to see behaviors in people we love that give us concern." This may explain...

SAN FRANCISCO MEETING CONTINUES MOMENTUM

The civil rights movement for registered citizens in California took another important step forward on November 12 when more than 55 people, including registrants and family members, participated in the first CA RSOL meeting in San Francisco. The meeting focused upon topics such as ending the state’s lifetime registry and replacing it with a tiered registry, requesting corrections of an individual’s profile on the...

HUFFINGTON POST: REGISTRANTS NEED HOMES, JOBS AND

Editor's Note: This is a well researched article that compares recidivism rates for many crimes and finds recidivism rates for those conivcted of sex related crimes to be extremely low. The author correctly notes that registrants need housing, jobs and healthcare. With the addition of those three basic factors to their lives, registrants could once again become productive citizens. Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy...

LIFE SENTENCE FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Editor's Note: A court in the state of Florida, known for its lack of common sense and compassion, has hit a new low mark. This time, a Florida judge sentenced a man with no prior criminal record to a life sentence for possession of child pornography. Florida courts in the past haver reserved lifetime sentences for those who murder their victims, not those who...

SAN FRANCISCO MEETING – NOVEMBER 12

California RSOL will meet in San Francisco on Saturday, November 12, to discuss issues of concern to RSO's, family members, and friends. The meeting will be held at Unity Church, 2222 Bush Street, San Francisco and begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is free and will include presentations by attorneys, psychologists, and researchers. There is no need to register for the event, but additional...

HALLOWEEN NOT FOR REGISTRANTS

The County of Riverside unanimously passed an ordinance on October 18 that prohibits anyone listed on the registry from celebrating Halloween in their own home! This is a violation of registrants' constitutional rights, including but not limited to, the First Amendment. Riverside County specifically prohibits registrants from (1) decorating the dwelling in which he/she lives, (2) leaving on any exterior decorative and ornamental lighting...

CA RSOL OPPOSES HALLOWEEN ORDINANCE

Editor's Note: This is a copy of a press release issued to the media by CA RSOL on October 25: Riverside County’s Halloween Ordinance Violates U.S. Constitution The ordinance recently adopted by Riverside County which prohibits “sex offenders” from celebrating Halloween in their own homes violates the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, the ordinance abridges the First Amendment right to free speech of anyone convicted of...

TESTIMONIAL: Registrant speaks out

Editor's Note: At the request of the registrant, his name is being withheld, however, he granted CA RSOL permission to share the following letter which he wrote after the October 1 meeting in Los Angeles. Last week I attended a meeting of a group of lawyers, educators and other advocates committed to reforming the sex offender laws in California and other states. These laws...

NY Says “No” to Adam Walsh Act

Editor's Note: The Adam Walsh Act would place additional restrictions on anyone convicted of a sex-related crime. Although passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law in 2006, only seven states (Ohio, Delaware, Florida, South Dakota, Michigan, Nevada and Wyoming) agreed to fully comply with that Act. The state of Ohio subsequently declared the Act to be unconstitutional. California does not comply with...
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