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  • New Person on CA: Everyday People Expungement FairThe problem with expungement is there are two different sets of rules. One for non-sex related crimes and one for sex related crimes. Why is there a difference? B/c PC 290.007 chose to disregard law already on the books stating that PC290 cannot supersede 1203.4. A person can only register if they're convicted as per 1958 Kelly v Municipal decision. PC 290.007======== Any person required to register pursuant to any provision of the Act shall register in accordance with the Act, regardless of whether the person's conviction has been dismissed pursuant to Section 1203.4 , unless the person obtains a certificate of rehabilitation and is entitled to relief from registration pursuant to Section 290.5 . =============== The keyword here is "regardless". That means this law, PC 290.007, acknowledges what 1203.4 is supposed to do, but disregards it. There has been no scientific research done by the state of CA to enable such disregard. But in 1970, the State passed a law that cited unlawful sex with a female minor would not be a registerable offense to distinguish between "consensual" and "forced" unlawful sex with a female minor. Also in 1970, oral and anal sex were illegal in the state of California, including between consenting adults. The 1970 ruling did not negate the immunities provided within 1203.4. But PC 290.007j does negate the immunities provided within 1203.4. State Constitution prohibits law(s) being passed that impair obligations of a contract. CA Const, Art. 1, Sec. 9=== SEC. 9. A bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts may not be passed. ================== Which brings us back to the keyword "regardless" in PC 290.007. PC 290.007 is impairing the obligations of the contract set forth within 1203.4. Nowhere within 1203.4 does it state one must continue to register once earning the 1203.4. This was protected in 1958's decision of Kelly v Municipal - PC 290 cannot supersede 1203.4.
  • mike r on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their FavorI understand what your saying but screw that, we need a good ruling stating the perimeters that the legislature must follow. If they get a chance to rewrite it or amend it, or straight scrap it and start over, there needs a US SC ruling so this does not just move the goal post, no if it is up to the legislative branch on this then it will string out for decades more. I want my case, or a similar case, but I have seen none challenging every issue that I am nor with all the evidence as in my case. Sure would be something to see this half educated Pro Se go argue in front of the US SC and win hands down...I am not settling for anything less then complete removal from the registry and all the associated laws, even one for law enforcement is arbitrary and should only be used after a hearing proving by clear and convincing evidence that the individual should even be on that. Who cares about a law enforcement only registry anyways though, no different then our criminal history they have full access to anyway, just as long as no another restrictions or requirements apply.
  • David Kennerly's Government-Driven Life on Survey – International Travel after IMLI had been off of government "supervision" for more than two decades when I found that I was no longer able to travel. I had traveled widely and frequently since getting off of parole (and even a bit while on parole), built a business that depended on my ability to travel abroad and on short notice (I once traveled to Taipei to deliver two electric generators to our production facility the day after a major earthquake knocked-out power to much of the island). Now I can't even get into Taiwan nor, it would seem, any other country in Asia (with the exception of Hong Kong, apparently) where I could once visit with customers, tour their facilities and exhibit at trade exhibitions. I've gone from having my liberty largely restored immediately following parole, and for many years, to having it curtailed again two decades later as if I were suddenly back on parole. How is it that that has managed to become a manifestly unjust hardship that cannot be effectively challenged in court?
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on General Comments August 2018"What I would like the Court to consider are all of those instances where it is as clear as a 'pike-staff' that a sex offender can't be there." I've heard this several times now and am just amazed at how poorly the sex offender registry's proponents argue their cases (consider the Fed's representative in the first IML challenge, Kathryn Wyer, who was almost unbelievably inept yet, remarkably, apparently persuasive to the breathtakingly obtuse Judge Phyllis Hamilton). With too few exceptions, Doe v. Cooper being one of those, their clumsy, inept and illogical arguments have been accommodated by the courts. This may be changing. We need more Paul Dubbelings and more Janice Belluccis. It is the source of lasting regret that we did not have such a defender in Smith v. Doe or Justices motivated by their responsibilities of justice or the imperatives of their profession.
  • Worried in Wisconsin on General Comments August 2018I made contact with the registration specialist here in SE Wisconsin. She reached out to her contact with the US Marshal service about the passport issue (I renewed early to get a marked passport to put a visa in, but they sent an unmarked passport.) Here's the reply from the US Marshal agent I received through the registration specialist: "I just got word on your guy that he is fine. The process to identify and mark all passports is going to be a slow process. Unless he is notified that he needs to get a new passport with the identifier, he is fine to utilize what he has. They are currently prioritizing the cases and doing those first. Hopefully this answers his question." In other words, my new (unmarked) passport is valid, for now. Great. My guess is that what makes someone a priority is when they actually make use of their passport and travel abroad, so I will probably be good for one trip out of the country, and then I'll have my new passport revoked after I return. And then I'll have to apply for a duplicate visa. Oy. You'd think that sending ones passport in for renewal would get one prioritized, but apparently not.
  • Brian on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryTom Are you living in PA or Ohio, In Pa people pre 12/20/2012 with no new sex offense after 1996 but before 12/20/2012 are due relief Per Muniz, but the general assembly crafted a new Scheme / Law that makes it more difficult to get relief for out of state offenses or even just Pa offenses, Act 10 the Scheme PA passed recently tried to say if your convicted of a crime in your previous state that requires say, no registration, 10 years registration or life time registration then Pa will apply that to you, sense they amended the Scheme in Ohio it looks like from 10 years to life, in Pa it would be 10 years, if you have gone over your ten years then you are due relief, if the PSP still has you on the registry then you will most likely need to hire an attorney, my attorney said they aren’t just giving people relief now, I hired an attorney because they told me I had to register for life but they were wrong, also I was given no due process back in 1997 in my plea agreement, I was never told I would have to register because there was no registry in the state of Colorado at the time, so if your still living in Ohio then you have to go by whatever they are telling you to do, if your in Pa then you may want to hire an attorney because PSP won’t just let you go I assuming. As a matter of fact I just learned that PSP is asking for more time to finish the review processes which is bs, the PASC already rulled and now they are really dragging their feet.
  • David Kennerly on General Comments August 2018So apparently it's not just me 🙂 Thanks to those who weighed in on this oft-overlooked but completely Orwellian abuse of the English language. Language is important, after all, and central to our ability to think clearly and rationally about what is real and to distinguish it from superstition, the frenzy of the mob and atavistic tribal hatred. We must not let this (genuine) abuse of language to pass without challenge as that would be ceding the authority to those who cannot be trusted to determine what the rest must think.
  • Major Henderson on Survey – International Travel after IMLSame here. Crime free for over 30 years, active in the community, philanthropist. Yet more restrictions on my life every year. Just cannot be constitutional, at least as it was originally conceived.
  • steve on General Comments August 2018What's new and powerful is that study after study recidivism rates are very low. This entire scheme is principled on "frighting and high" which has been debunked.
  • Nondescript on General Comments August 2018Governor Brown recently signed AB 1810. It may be of interest to our community. [This bill would establish a procedure of diversion for defendants with mental disorders through which the court would be authorized to grant pretrial diversion, for a period no longer than 2 years, to a defendant suffering from a mental disorder, on an accusatory pleading alleging the commission of a misdemeanor or felony offense, in order to allow the defendant to undergo mental health treatment ( input or output setting)] [Judges must dismiss charges against suspects who successfully complete the programs with the record filed with the DOJ indicating the arrest deemed never to have occurred] Mental disorder is any psychological impairment listed in the DSM including depression and anxiety. If anyone is charged with failure to register because of depression/memory problems and threatened with jail or prison time, this would be worth looking into. Hard to believe so many people are on a California registry, some for decades when new arrestees now get to go see a psychiatrist in leu of having a criminal record.
  • AO on CA: Everyday People Expungement Fair@AnotherAnon - Your example depends on various factors. One of the factors of expungement is that between whatever you're trying to expunge when you were convicted of it, you cannot have had any other convictions. So if you got a DUI conviction first and then a sex offense conviction (or any other conviction), you've now lost your chance to have that DUI expunged because you've demonstrated that you can't stay out of trouble. But if you got your DUI conviction after your sex offense conviction, you may then be eligible to have it expunged. However, I believe DUI might be on a no expungment list as well as 1203.4 includes several vehicle violations. Not sure what they exactly are, but I imagine a DUI being one of them. Being 290 in itself does not automatically exclude you from expunging other types convictions, and even many 290 convictions can be expunged as well as long as you meat various criteria. This clinic is exactly about educating people on such matters.
  • AO on CA: Everyday People Expungement Fair@John C - 1203.4 can't help some here but it can help others. If this post can help even one person, it was worth posting. And even though CP possession can't be expunged for newer convictions, those convicted prior to 2014 are grandfathered in and are eligible, as long as they were granted probation.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Did anyone else confirm that the homefacts.com offenses were tripled? I'm surprised more aren't pissed.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018I'm pretty sure the California Supreme Court already decided this issue. Come to think of it, after Smith v. Doe, I think the 290 code was rewritten to include reference to public safety and rehabilitation, because the Alaska code was not in its Penal Code. So CA either had to take it out or save it. Even if not, the court reasoned: California Sex-Offender Registration Requirement Held "Not Punishment" Loaded on May 15, 2007 by John Dannenberg https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2007/may/15/california-sex-offender-registration-requirement-held-not-punishment/ In re Alva (2004)33 Cal.4th 254 http://www.lawlink.com/research/CaseLevel3/10846 "Nor is it dispositive that the registration statute appears in the Penal Code, and that the obligation to register is imposed as part of a criminal proceeding." I hope you have something new and powerful because it will take an earthquake for the high court to overrule itself again. I think that is part of the reason it banned banishment, because it was too punishment-like and the registry could collapse under its own weight.
  • Malibu on Survey – International Travel after IMLI still don't understand how are government ever did this, and how it isn't a constitution issue? I was released from 1 year county jail in 1987. I was able to travel freely since then until IML passed. So almost 30 years. Then they get to add this? Plus AWA that I can no longer marry / sponsor a foreign national? New restrictions keep coming. I just want to retire and move out of the USA. I no longer feel free, or safe. Crime free for over 30 years, who cares....
  • J on Passport revoked@Will Allen I am going to live my life like that from now on because while I personally know quite a few RC's who have never been harassed or messed with I will not take the chance. I was a marksman before and anything I did with a rifle can be done with a compound or crossbow. I will not take any chances. Even if it never actually happens I will always be prepared. You can do or say whatever you want about me. Come after my fiancee or our girls and I will put you in the ground. Not trying to sound macho, just plain facts. You don't mess with someone I love because you read something online and without even knowing all the details make a decision that you will now be a secondary judge and enact your own punishment. As to things expanding to include people that are not RC's.. It can very well happen. Historically speaking the moment a society grants a government the power to abolish the rights of a certain group deemed to be "undesirable" things never just stop there. Not to draw overly cataclysmic comparisons but the Jews started off with simple things being taken away. Then it was wearing a mark on their shirts and having that mark on their "papers".. then it was kristallnacht.. eventually it was systematic destruction. And it was not just Jews, contrary to popular belief. It was jews, gypsies, "mentally unfit", Perverts (homosexuals), and political dissidents along with some Christians as well. My point is that any time that a government is allowed to abolish the rights of one group they never stop there. Maybe I'm catastrophizing but how many everyday people out there would be perfectly fine with any and all RC's being shot, regardless of the nature or seriousness of their crime. How hard do you think it would be to get them to support the same treatment of another group of people they are told are dangerous? @AO Your assessment is correct, they have indeed twisted in ways that would make a contortionist squirm in order to ignore the facts. I am curious to see what would happen if the states that have their registries tied to criminal statutes are challenged on the basis that you cannot call something a civil action if there are criminal statutes tied to it. I'm not a lawyer of course but consider this.. If you fail to register it is a felony that will get you more prison time (sometimes more than you got for the actual offense) so how is it that you call it a civil action? Someone out there who is a legal beagle correct me if I'm wrong here but a "civil action" by definition is not a criminal proceeding right? Then how is it that you have criminal statutes attached to something that is defined as not being criminal in nature? Or am I missing something? Like I said, I'm new to all this. My skin crawls when I hear RSO and even though I paid my debt I know it wont truly be done until I'm off the registry. If then.. Despite the level of vitriol I see on the forums here (not that it isn't justified mind you) I enjoy seeing that I'm not alone in this, that there are other people who have done and gone through what I'm going through now and they are still here. If they can do it so can I. I think the tide is indeed (slowly) turning. It's not fast enough but it's starting to. If we can just put this "frightening and high" BS and the static99 to bed once and for all we might stand a chance. As I said before I am eagerly awaiting the outcome in the Colorado ruling by judge Matsch. It may be limited scope at the moment but it has the potential of being big and every person who makes their living off our blood and by labeling us things we aren't is in a panic. Good. Let the world see what vermin truly look like in the light of day. I pray to god that the (10th?) circuit upholds it. Typically I thought that unless the lower court "clearly erred in their ruling" the higher court would accept the outcome, barring any new revelations. Again, legal beagles out there, am I totally off base here?
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@David K, et al - a short read to add to your thoughts on the SCOTUS nomination: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination is historically unpopular http://theweek.com/speedreads/790882/brett-kavanaughs-supreme-court-nomination-historically-unpopular Makes me wonder if Gundy will get caught up in an even number court when it is time to hear it. Of course, that is TBD with a lot of time between confirmation hearings starting and the Gundy hearing yet.
  • mike r on General Comments August 2018The following that is included in my case was thanks to AJ's researching skills. Just thought I would throw this out there... California’s SORA, both registration and notification, are wholly codified within the penal code and is exclusively and wholly administered and enforced by law enforcement agencies. Indeed, seemingly everything to do with California sex offenders is codified as penal. Even California’s Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) is in the penal code, located at “Part 3. Of Imprisonment and Death Penalty | Title 9. Punishment Options | Chapter 3. Sex Offender Management Board” (Cal. Penal Code §§ 9000 – 9003). Of note, and tellingly, Chapter 2 of Part 3, Title 9, is the “Community-Based Punishment Act.” Furthermore, the rules for the “management” and “supervision” of sex offenders are codified in the Penal Code Part 3. of Imprisonment and the Death Penalty [2000-10007], Title 9. Punishment Options [8000-9003], Chapter 3. Section 9000 et seq. Besides the probative value of where this section is codified (Punishment Options), the relevant section is 9000 (e) which states ““Supervision” means a specialized approach to the process of overseeing, insofar as authority to do so is granted to the supervising agency, all significant aspects of the lives of sex offenders who are being managed [supervised] as described in subdivision.” (emphasis added). Plaintiff remains under the direct “supervision” of the state in “all significant aspects” of Plaintiff’s life. And the final little snippet in this issue.. This “supervision” along with all the onerous in-person reporting requirements, the at home compliance checks, the interference in Plaintiff’s child /grandchild custodial rights, the Plaintiff is statutorily prohibited from federal housing and residing in certain areas, banned from even being present in a vast array of locations, having to give notice every time Plaintiff visits another county or state, including 21 day advance notice if he plans to leave the country, the internet publication of sensitive private information about Plaintiff that is not otherwise available, combined with all the other direct and indirect affirmative disabilities, the state does indeed control “every significant aspect of Plaintiff’s life.” This is undoubtedly synonymous with probation or parole and even “more” sever in many aspects than what Plaintiff endured while he was on parole. Plaintiff’s case is incredibly distinguishable from Smith or “any" other cases brought before the Court.
  • Matthew on CA: Everyday People Expungement FairCP cases can get expunged but only if convicted before law change in 2014
  • John C on CA: Everyday People Expungement FairFacts Should Matter, ggod point sir! I am not trolling, it just doesn't help any (most) of us here, useless. ALameda Co. in NorCal has same thing on 2nd Wed. of each month, same thing stated by pro bono law student from Berkeley School of Law...Hysteria stated it...290 oh, sorry can't help. We had to PAY for parking and wait in an hour and half line. GREAT for those who can use it, other off Prob/Parole. I am not trolling. just attempted to understand why this is on this site, AlCo or LACo. I don't have time for that non-sense...or the monies! See your point Tim X. can it help YOU Sir? I would hope it would/could. Good Day All.
  • Alexander Rodrigues on Survey – International Travel after IMLI would also like to have a compiled list of countries you can travel to with the new red identifiers
  • Alexander Rodrigues on Survey – International Travel after IMLAnyone thought of writing Donald Trump I know hes an idiot But maybe he might do something about this Considering he likes to grab people by the pussy... I was considering writing him for a pardon... Just make sure you include his name lots of times
  • TS on Passport revoked@J I would say let's see where Millard in CO at the Tenth goes so we know which tine of the fork in the road is the one to take after it's ruling. It is possible it could be applicable based upon principle, but I'd bet harm still needs to be documented as noted before.
  • NPS on CA: Everyday People Expungement Fair@Facts Should Mattter Why would sex offenses be excluded? Many people who comment here, myself included, have had our cases reduced to misdemeanors and expunged. Most of us are waiting for the 10 year mark so we can start the Certificate of Rehab motion. I personally know someone who successfully was granted their CoR this year and no longer has to register. Refrain from giving false ideas simply because this may not be an option for you.
  • Will Allen on AK: Court – Some sex offenders don’t have to registerRegistries do make common sense and they do seem like they would be useful. However, people who are actually protecting themselves and/or their families, in actual reality, don't have any need for Registries. Take me, for example - I could look on the Registries and see that my next door neighbor is listed on there for raping someone 15 years ago. So what am I going to do about it? Not speak to him in case he might decide to rape me? I wouldn't let him watch my kids, probably. Take my other neighbor - I look on the Registries and I see that he is not listed. Do I assume that he did not rape someone 15 years ago? No. Quite the contrary, I assume that he did rape someone 15 years ago, that he wasn't caught, and that he is still doing it. I wouldn't let him watch my kids, probably. But the case for either neighbor is that I assume that either one of them might rape someone in the future. Does it matter how "nice" and "decent" either of them "are"? Of course not. So it is quite a simple fact that people literally don't need Registries. But it is also quite obvious that the Registries cause HUGE problems, most of which most people cannot even begin to guess or care. If the Registries were merely worthless, they might be okay. But they are far, far from that. And the idea of them as a hit list, limiting where people can live, retroactively adding new punishments to people forever, etc., etc., is something that no actual American can support. The Registries are idiotic social policy. No question about it. Not even debatable.
  • AnotherAnon on CA: Everyday People Expungement Fair@Facts should matter, does that apply to any expunge or just to sex offenses? Say a person as a DUI, can that not be expunged due to also having to register under 290? Do you have a cite?
  • steve@Tim moore on General Comments August 2018I am going to be planning a trip in the next couple of weeks. I'll let you know and you're more than welcome to join. I have all the gear.
  • CR on General Comments August 2018I'm not sure I follow you. Are you saying that 30 people are being removed from the registry, or are being granted an exemption from registering, because it would harm a church? Or is it being convicted? What church? Can you supply any links to stories or other references? One thing I'd caution you is not to use terms like "rape" and "molest" unless you know they are applicable. In the state's eyes, many of us are labeled "violent sexual predator" or similar based solely on the offense category. It may not correlate well to what we actually did.
  • Facts should matter on CA: Everyday People Expungement Fair"Expungement clinic." ^Sounds inviting and promising, doesn't it? Fine print: *those with a prior sex offense are ineligible to participate.
  • R M on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerI'd be careful in using that term, it has a pending trademark application. https://trademarks.justia.com/878/79/victimite-87879975.html
  • j on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerYou have to work in Troll which is appropriate and just make sure it gets directed away from registrants. You are not dealing with an intelligent group so it might be difficult to make a point but at least we can derive some satisfaction knowing we are actually better than the busybodies and neighborhood watch trolls that use this to satisfy something in their warped self righteous beings. Start with a syllabus of appropriate words and phrases and go from there.
  • Trish on General Comments August 2018@Hysteria Forget Government, God...Family at the moment.....I will be your family ! Anytime you need to talk I will help as much as possible ! We are born alone and die alone ! Be friendly to have friends ! Life is about all the little things conversations etc. You sound like a fun intelligent sand interesting guy !
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018I just listened to a stunning report on the church sex abuse scandal. 30 names were reacted from the Penn. supreme court ruling with their blessing. The senate asked them to be redacted because " it would financially break the church". I have lost my job, my family, friends, my life! for looking some pictures, and these men can continue on with no punishment for RAPING AND MOLESTING young boys. Really? Tell me now that this is not about power and money.
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018I have been coming to this site for a while, and notice a lot fewer comments recently. Do people just get tired of reading all the bad news and leave? I wish something positive would happen for the entire registry, and not just something that effects 5 S.V.P.s in Georgia (example). I need something to give me some hope in my own life.
  • Tim Lawver on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerVictimite Vik-tem-Ite ( noun) A person who thrives through the victimization of another in a surreptitious and parasitic manner. I could use some feedback on my working definition. Using in sentences n so forth. EXAMPLES ANYONE?????????????
  • Hysteria on CA: Everyday People Expungement FairIt is not just prison sentences. I got probation on a possession of C.P. and can not get expungement. This is a decision on an offense that shows that government is not interested in reintegration, rehabilitation, or welfare of the offender. Again , "We want to help all of you , Oh, you are a sex offender? .......not you!".
  • Major Henderson on Survey – International Travel after IMLI don't see how any of this really applies to registrants, but then when Homeland Security was formed to protect us from terrorist to my unmitigated surprise I found them rifling through my luggage because I was on the registry. Since when are we in any way considered terrorist? Someone up there in the hierarchy of our government is diverting people from their appointed jobs to harass registrants.
  • Will Allen on AK: Court – Some sex offenders don’t have to registerSure, low recidivism will help convince people that Registries aren't needed. But really, the recidivism rate doesn't even matter because regardless of what the rate is, the Registries only increase it. So if the rate is 80%, the Registries increase it to 90%. If it is 3%, the Registries increase it to 5%. The simple fact is that the Registries don't protect people. I have over 2 decades of direct, real world experience with the Registries. I have also seen the effects and lives of literally hundreds of people who are Registered. The Registries do squat that is good. Sure, your "neighbors" know that you are listed on the Nanny Big Government hit list. But BFD. Guess who I NEVER associate with? Anyone who knows. I have a full, complete, intimate life with hundreds of people who have no idea that I am Registered and never will. Additionally, there is no one "monitoring" me in any way that even an idiot Registry Terrorist (RT) could dream is useful. And believe me, if I wanted to commit a crime, the Registries have taught me exactly what I need to avoid in order to not be caught. The Registries wouldn't hinder me at all. People who think they would are idiots. The Registries are just wishful thinking. RTs that think that keeping people out of libraries or schools makes any difference at all are idiots. It is laughable.
  • Will Allen on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerTimothy D.A. Lawver (August 16, 2018): One thing that is clear is that people who support the Registries do need a great, derogatory label that describes them as the scumbags that they are. What is that label? I think "terrorist" is accurate. It is someone who cannot mind their own business or leave other families alone. It is someone who tries to attack families as often as is convenient for their lame selves and the attacks don't have to be based on any facts at all, be rational, or be consistent with reality. "terrorist" is a criminal committing criminal acts. They are enemies of good people, who must defeat them. I have used other terms but I don't like them as much. I've used "Registrymonger" long back, but that is too tame. "Registry Mongrel" is nice and describes them well but it could be misconstrued to be referring to the people who are listed on the Registries. So I don't know. I always keep my eyes open for things I like.
  • Will Allen on Passport revokedThe people who support the Registries (Registry Terrorists (RTs)) and the subsequent travel ban are scumbags. They might even be stupid enough to think that their "laws" do something useful. Hard to believe, but they are stupid, stupid people. For me personally, I make sure that I structured my life so that I never do anything that conceivable do anything beneficial for an RT or his/her family. Those people are anti-American enemies to me. I always recommend that Registered People structure their lives to help and support people that they know are good and forget everyone else. You are right to believe that you, your fiancee, and her children are in mortal danger. People who are listed on the Registries really, really need to ensure that wherever they live is completely secure. By whatever means are necessary. If you live in a standalone home, you must surround it with walls. You must ensure that anyone who breaks into the property will be met with lethal force. Plan it and do it. People always say that we shouldn't have Registries because they (and their harassment) will inevitably expand to entrap other people, even some "good" people. I don't think that is a good argument at all. Most RTs don't care what happens to other people. They lie that it's "for the children" but obviously they don't care about children. Most RTs don't care about anything happening to anyone unless it is them. The U.S. is FULL of scumbags.
  • PK on Survey – International Travel after IML@Ron, I think the question should be: Have any Expats had their Passport revoked after returning to the United States for a visit, and then not be able to return back to their new found Country?
  • Scam-99R on AK: Court – Some sex offenders don’t have to registerThere is no use for a sex offender registry. Once someone completes their jail/prison and probation/parole, that should be it! There is no use for a sex offender registry. For anyone. Not for low risk. Not for "high" risk. All the registry does is inhibit rehabilitation, inhibit one's ability to get a job, inhibit housing, inhibit potential relationships. The registry does nothing but put people in a position that may make it more likely for them to reoffend (since they might feel that they would have nothing to lose). Of course, the legislature may have already known this -- which is why they insist in imposing the sex offender registry in the first place. Again, the registry creates a self-fulfilling prophecy, causing people to reoffend and not successfully reintegrate, which leads to more people in jail/prison and probation/parole -- leading to more $$$ in contracts, "need" for police and prison guards, more money for "treatment" $cams, and more credence to junk "science."
  • Scam-99R on CA: Everyday People Expungement Fair1. Why is a prison sentence, even for a first-time offense, exempt from expungement (i.e. 1203.4)? 2. When someone gets relief via-1203.4, that should automatically terminate any sex offender registration requirement.
  • Tim on AK: Court – Some sex offenders don’t have to registerNot the 1st time AKers rejected Washington's byrne manipulation. I'm almost sure Alaska SC rejected the proposed implementation upon first glance. As a practical matter. The distance native AK resident's had to travel to comply and update was unstomachable. Really not possible in many cases. They settled with less, cause their conscience wouldn't let them put it to paper. THAT IS WHY THE AGENDA FOUND DOE. First intent filed 8\96 under Debartellio. ( "torchered history" noted early) his case went Doe....or is it DOH!!!! Precisely so no record of having to "show up in person" could be tested! All other states put It to paper, set places, like p&p. U see technically the WHOLE94OMNIBUS constitutionally defective if 1 part is 4SURE. PRES ,WJC SIGN ALL AT ONCE! The .doc 600+ pages HR4433. I asked my Sen why he vote NAY on final vote. He shakes his head " unfathonable" he said. He gone next cycle. Shame. It is he who leads role to set docket! Rehnquist. Faced much weight heavy bill attached. IMHO The case was hand picked. Proving it a whole mother story, but plausible. The crack the deep state needed. Scapegoats for electronic Surveillance Saints. Man made to serve machine and make data. Personal data not secure, all database easy target, but people infatuated with electronic device, never look up.
  • Tim Moore on General Comments August 2018The word violence is used like the word trafficking. It is a label people paste on others when they want to say the wearer is beyond redemption. People believe it without proof or much thought given to what it means.
  • Tim Moore on General Comments August 2018I had to look that up. I think the last time I went sport fishing was about 45 years ago. One of those great memories from before the fall. H&M Sportsfishing: https://www.hmlanding.com/. Let's go!
  • Tim X on CA: Everyday People Expungement FairJohn, please do not troll. It's a waste. 😉
  • Steve on General Comments August 2018Oops ...”hear”
  • steve on General Comments August 2018i gear they have nice tuna skin jackets...
  • David on General Comments August 2018You go fishing at a clothing store? 😏
  • Lake County on Passport revokedRestitution and fines must be paid prior to getting off probation or parole. Your probation or parole can be extended by the court until all conditions of your sentence are completed.
  • Ron on Survey – International Travel after IMLHave any expats had thier passport revoked after visiting the USA and returning to thier current country?
  • J on Passport revoked@TS Yes I think the whole "put it on the last page" was exactly that a lame attempt to avoid comparison. The fact still remains that they are singling out a certain population regardless of WHERE they put any kind of mark. Its just like the terminology that surrounds RC's. First it was "sex offender" and the very nature of the term is brilliant in the terms of propaganda because when someone hears that they think of someone who is "other" or less than or dangerous. Then they started using "registered sex offender" (any news story will always use this terminology) and the idea of that is that the officiousness of the word "registered" subconsciously makes people assume credibility and legitimacy. but I digress.. Unfortunately I believe you might be right about there needing to be actual harm before it can be challenged on a 8th amendment violation. But then again, perhaps not. The cases I have seen recently where a judge has ruled it cruel and unusual (and I may be wrong on this) I don't think there was any physical harm done to the person. I think just hearing a couple of the stories from people here about their personal experiences might be enough to demonstrate that this is public shaming, which has been deemed cruel and unusual since colonial times. I was looking forward to being able to travel the world with the woman who stood beside me when I got out. It took her about a week to process what I had done but then she remembered she has known me since we were kids. Even went so far as to tell me she isn't worried about me being around her daughters whatsoever. Now this is the latest in the string of things I have heard lately that make me wonder if it is fair to possibly subject her to this... I am "low risk" and can be done in ten.. but for the last week I have (stupidly) been reading story after story about the dangers that could possibly come from us being together.. and now I have to tell her that I cant travel to some of the places we have always talked about? Carnival in Brazil was a big one. After some research I don't think there is a single county in South America that will allow me in. Want to go to the U.K.? Nope.. best bet is to fly into Spain and try to cross the border on land. If we have the constitutional right to travel then common sense would say that anything the government puts in place to hinder that is prima facia illegal. They of course will say it is not them, it is the countries in question but if it weren't for this mark and the angel-whatever-the-hell then no country would even know to begin with (except for Canada and Australia because we share records and NCIC with them) I just... I am new to this. Caught my charges when I was 25 when going through a brutal divorce. Got addicted to porn, enough said. I did it, won't deny it because I can't regardless of whether the intent was there or not. As the DA told me, intent doesn't matter in the slightest. Then I did 6 years. Now its 2-ish years of parole with good time. And I don't know what the hell to do. Resources are non-existant and reading all the terrible stories scares the hell out of me. Even if they are isolated incidents that still means there is a possibility that some vigilante will hurt me, my fiancee, her (our) girls.. but it's all for safety right? *rolls eyes* Sorry, I will put the pity-stick away now. It's just that reading the IML makes me furious that lawmakers are blatantly allowing constitutional violations to be written into law. Either we ALL have rights or NONE of us do..why can't they see that? And are they really so naive? Every single time a society has allowed a government to take away the rights of a group of people it NEVER stops at simply taking their rights. And it is only a matter of time before the group of undesirables grows beyond the original group.
  • John Coffey on CA: Everyday People Expungement FairThis iS a Great out for so many, but none or low level zero on here. Sad. Wish that they (:L.A>Public Def. office would of disclosed those they could NOT work on to change) would NOT give false hope to the so many in this State and reading theses and contributes on here.
  • Timothy D.A. Lawver on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll Worker@ DAVID K. REGISTRY TERRORIST (RT) is a kind term, too kind for the group that thought up this boondoggle. I've much more respect for the jihadist who martyrs himself than these insidious fools, here is why. At least the JT does it in the open, RT does it behind your back! The JT ain't pretending to believe. RTs are! The JT doesn't line his pockets. RTs do! The JT will utilize a database to pick a target. RTs will use a database to conjure counterfeit targets. Which is more evil? I've had my say Thanks
  • Timothy D. A. Lawver on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerLooks like this group is rolling on this WAYYYY COOOOOOL Opportunity! Please hit the SOTP group of your choice and enlist enlist enlist! You've gottem on the defensive in this one. I LUUUUUUUV J's Idea here! Theoretically three legal birds with one stone can be had. That, as our founders clearly understood, is the intrinsic nature of Ex- post law. They had sound reason to forbid such. The destructive nature of eroding credibility of the users! Our founders were an eclectic group and not all puritan. They knew how to keep a nation of people WHOLE.
  • AO on Passport revoked@J - The courts have done a fine job of contorting themselves to get around every constitutional violation the registry as a whole is breaking. There are some states that label driver licenses like that. Even worse, some cities take out entire billboards to let people know and RC is in town. At the end, the courts say the registry and everything that goes with it isn't "punishment" but a civil action that protects the public so it's all okay. It's really only in the last two or so years that more and more judges have actually stopped this stupid pretense and called a duck a duck. And because no DA wants to let it stand that the judge is actually following the constitution instead of what the public might think, they're all being appealed and one or more is bound to head to SCOTUS. It may be a few more years, but I think the tied is turning on this whole thing. Some judges blatantly calling the registry Punishment and in Violation of the Constitution is very powerful and will only snow ball as each one is one more citation for future arguments.
  • TS on Passport revoked@J Harm would mostly likely need to happen first due to the stamp so the public shame you mentioned is documented and can be used in a case against the stamp. That could happen wherever the passport is used as an ID when required, domestically or internationally, during travel or in everyday life where it is used as an ID and the stamp page is seen. Just a thought...
  • TS on Passport revokedFor fear of getting laughed and booed out of this thread of the forum, some red team thinking of my own (devil's advocate if you prefer, but using a business review term) on the passport marking to consider: The marker is on the last page for a reason: To avoid the implications of a marker on the front cover or front page(s) that was common to the ID papers design during the time when Jewish people were identified with their marker on/in their ID papers and clothing. This would be how the USG would get around the comparisons today being discussed here. Would you find that anywhere publicly? I don't think so. Though, never know if someone wants to dig and ask the right questions of the right people when researching the processing of how the USG got to this point beyond just the law passed by Congress, e.g. how was this verbiage decided upon when thinking of this stamp and its location in the passport? However, their placement THAT DOES NOT MAKE IT RIGHT AT ALL! I want to be expressly clear on that point, it does not make it right regardless and not excused. Just throwing this thought out for the masses here to consider because it can be asked and potentially discovered if another IML challenge is mounted either here or through anther SOL entity.
  • J on Passport revokedWhy hasn't anyone raised an 8th amendment violation claim on this? There already seems to be precedence in rulings that specifically mention the idea of "public shaming" as being cruel and unusual. If having a special mark on your passport denoting you are a RC that, to me, is the very definition of public shaming as every official you hand that passport will automatically assume you are some sort of monster etc etc. First time posting, eagerly awaiting the outcome from the Colorado case, not a lawyer but from what I have read and what I think I understand IML (or at the very least the provision requiring special marks) would be unconstitutional. And not to be "the crazy guy in the room" because I know it is "only" a mark on a passport.. but I think I remember what happened the last time a group of people were forced to wear (or present) a mark telling people "what they were" it ended pretty badly..
  • steve@tim moore on General Comments August 2018Hey Tim I'm down for a deep sea fishing trip out of H&M anytime!
  • Agree w/ David Kennerly on General Comments August 2018Absolutely agree that government distorts the English language when it comes to labeling "sexually violent predators." We see distortion growing in form when it comes to labeling "high" risk sex offenders as well. By what measurement? 10 Static-99R scam "risk factors," based off of lumping all offenses and people together, that have nothing to do with one's current place in life? It will be interesting to see how politicians will distort the English language in the future, ala "Patriot Act" (which has the perverse effect of stomp on everyone's civil liberties), as well as the U.S. Marshall's "SMART Office" (still don't understand what's smart about said office).
  • Counting the days on General Comments August 2018I read what happened with your Trip to Thailand( my home is/ was there). I guess I can finally give up now. I kept wishing, and praying that this was a bad dream and that I would somehow pull through this and get back, but now I just hope I have the strength to end it. I am truly sorry for the pain I have caused.
  • PK on Passport revoked@Mike G "they showed me a copy of the letter they had received from the U.S. Government (Angel Watch). Attached to the letter was an 8 1/2 x 11 photo of me taken from some website, and on my picture it said “Child Sex Predator”" It is a shame you could not take a picture of this letter and accompanying photo with your cellphone.
  • AnoterAnon on General Comments August 2018What percentage of the public knows it is possible to be convicted of a 288 offense without touching the minor under 14? How many know that is classified as sexual violence? This video makes it plain and simple: https://www.wklaw.com/lewd-or-lascivious-act-with-a-child-pc-288/ However, public understanding is usually arrived at by filling in the blanks with visions of horrid news stories, mostly murders of little children. So it is much more complicated. While the video above makes it clear, full understanding would take a lot of work and time. For example, there is debate by the experts on what violence is and how to interpret it. Sexual Sadism: Avoiding Its Misuse in Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations http://jaapl.org/content/jaapl/40/3/409.full.pdf Compare and contrast the video above with the paper on sadism. It is unlikely the public will experience either to come to any understanding in reality. Why should they even try? After all, they have their news stories. If the public knew non-touch can be violence, that is one thing, but to not even know it is quite another. I didn't know until Googling it today.
  • John dover on Passport revokedI would like to know if I have to pay my restatotion before i can get off prole I owe 198.00
  • Matt on Survey – International Travel after IMLDavid .... over the years I have appreciated your comments ... thank you. I would be interested to see the statement placed in our passports. Would anyone who has it be willing to post it for everyone to view? Thanks
  • Will Allen on Passport revokedDavid Kennerly, The Government-Driven Life (April 29, 2018): I can't see giving a passport or anything else back to the criminal regimes. It's just wrong. But if it's an actual legal requirement, then a person ought to do it for the only reason of protecting themselves. I certainly wouldn't carry an illegal passport around. However, it would be extremely funny to burn the passport and then return a very, very nasty letter to the criminal regime. Perhaps something that started: "I'm sorry but I don't have my passport any longer. I loaned it to an international terrorist. No, that's not right. What happened? Oh yes, I accidentally had it in my trash and I burned it all in my back yard. So I would return it except that it doesn't exist any longer. Also, please go F yourself. You are a scumbag and an anti-American. Get out of my country. Stop supporting the stupidity of big government."
  • CR on General Comments August 2018I share your outrage. I have been outraged about it since the I first encountered this particular example of the government's manipulative linguistic deception back in the mid-90s. It does society no good to pollute and dilute the meaning of a word so that its former clear meaning becomes ambiguous. There is no doubt that the intent, as well as the effect, is to amplify the opprobrium associated with our past criminal acts to the maximum extent possible. That makes it easier for legislators to pass new laws targeting us that purportedly safeguard the public, and it encourages the public to fear us, shun us, and revile even the least violent, least threatening, and least dangerous among us.
  • Will Allen on Passport revokedRetaliate. Just keep it legal. Not because that is the right thing to do, but because their "laws" are weapons that they will certainly use in war. Find people who directly support these actions and figure out how to lower the quality of their lives. It is important to deliver hate directly to the homes and families of people who support this. They must suffer and not enjoy peace.
  • Will Allen on Passport revokedRetaliate. Just keep it legal. Not because that is the right thing to do, but because their "laws" are weapons that they will certainly use in war. Find people who directly support these actions and figure out how to lower the quality of their lives. It is important to deliver hate directly to the homes and families of people who support this. They must suffer and not enjoy peace.
  • Will Allen on General Comments August 2018David Kennerly: It is not just you, it is wrong and inaccurate to refer to anything as "$EXUALLY violent" when no violence occurred. It cheapens actual acts of violence, involving $EX or not. It is dishonest and manipulative. I do feel as if the terrorist Nanny Big Governments (NBG) that have Registries and civil commitment facilities do it on purpose to try to make their propaganda and lies as effective as it can be. They would call every Registered Person a "baby raper" if they thought they could get away with it. And let's make no mistake about it, most people who support the Registries and especially civil commitment are not good, decent people. They are little different than the "good" Nazis were. They are war criminals who are attacking and harassing other people for some gain for themselves, even if that gain is something as trivial and meaningless as their jollies. But in the case of civil commitment, it is most likely for $$$$$ and hate. F those people. War must be waged on them. People who are attacked by "civil commitment" need to massively retaliate. I do believe some civil commitment is warranted. But if it not, the retaliation needs to be massive. NBG propaganda and lies are why good people cannot fully support things like #metoo. That can't be fully supported because we know that NBG is rarely the solution to anything. People should rarely voluntarily involve NBG in anything. They are clearly not on the moral high road and they simply cannot be trusted. So no one should blindly support #metoo. It is important to help actual victims. But it is critical that people do not simply believe anyone who says that he/she was a victim. There must always be proof and facts. That "if you see something, say something"? Forget that.
  • David Kennerly Wants To Know: Is It Me Or Is This Creepy & Wrong? on General Comments August 2018In the "Is It Me Or Is This Creepy & Wrong?" Department: I have spoken a number of times about, to my mind, the cynical and dishonest moves by government and the social entrepreneurs to distort the English language and to foist the term "sexual violence" upon an unsuspecting public to mischaracterize decidedly NON-violent individuals as "sexually violent" (and "predatory") by redefining "violence" to mean having sexual contact with a minor (and such contact itself having been expansively defined over the years) who is below some arbitrary age (fourteen in California) and even in the complete absence of actual violence or coercion? Am I wrong to feel outrage at this redefinition of a term which was once commonly understood but which now requires intimate knowledge of statutory codes to comprehend and appreciate its revised meaning? Am I wrong for identifying this redefinition as a fundamentally dishonest ploy to further marginalize the "sex offender?" Am I wrong in my contention that we need to acknowledge, at least within our own community if not in our public message, that the term no longer reliably means what nearly anyone would expect it to mean? I really want to know and would be grateful to hear your views.
  • Alexander Rodrigues on Passport revokedIs there an updated list of countries able 2 travel with the new stamped passport?
  • Tim Moore on General Comments August 2018I remember the SCOTUS had an answer to that in Smith vs. Doe.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018When Googling stuff, this article pops up again and again. This is false. 288 was a felony at this time already, and it carried up to a life sentence under California's old indeterminate sentencing law. Terrible case, yes, but the article is still wrong. I tried to get the Times to fix it once, ignored. Maybe the author was confusing the misdemeanor 647a (annoy or molest, which is void for being redundant, but no one has challenged it). This was the start of the registry in the United States. Girl's Molestation, Murder in 1949 Prompted Tougher Laws http://articles.latimes.com/2004/aug/29/local/me-then29
  • Tim Moore on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalWhat standard required by the Fourth? Like evidence?
  • Alexander Rodrigues on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationI'm sure I would have to re read My Registry however does that link you sent mean that me being from Illinois does not have to give the notification or at least won't be prosecuted for not
  • Tim Moore on General Comments August 2018I have a biological family and I am grateful, but outside that there is not much. One needs a community. Notheless, I have been coming to this sight for years and have gotten to know nd love individuals here by their words, and they are all precious even when there is disagreement . It's like a big family tied together over cyber space and one connecting factor -- the registry. Just like in all families people comfort one another, have fights, share stories and help each other out. I wish we could all go out one day on a boat or go fishing or see a play, whatever. We need to get away from this shit hole of laws, in spirit anyway, be with people who don't pre-judge you once they know you're a registrant, and it would be great if we could do it like a family.
  • AnotherAnon on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense RegistryIt could depend on your browser and its settings, but it was probably saved in your downloads folder, the default. But if you are happy with your result, that is good enough.
  • Anonymous on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationIt’s True if you move to a state that no longer requires you to register say after a certain time you can change your name. Now in Florida you would have to report that name change also. The best is to move to a state you can get off and the hell with Florida and Texas etc because you might be on the registry in that state but it would be in your own name. I have found some states Utah as a example that don’t even require you to register for a offense that would be in another state. In many states a SO can change your name. The trick is to change it in a state that you are not on the registry anymore. I would also point out I am surprised about the background check because changing your social is a much harder thing. I have pulled credit on people also that have changed names and it shows the previous names. I would also look at Getting a DBA and apply for a federal ID it’s format is the same as a social security number. You could feasibly be John Doe DBA Ron Book and have a FEIN that isn’t tied to hour social. This is about the limit I can put out in public but I suggest you look into these and other ways to legally live in this crap pile of restrictive unconstitutional rules.
  • Civil rights first on General Comments August 2018Yeah .. not that it matters.. the courts will interoperate everything against us. If we could make a judge live under the rso tag an for to rules for 1 year I bet they would change their tune.
  • Fima on The Holocaust of Sex OffendersDiscrimination of Soviet Jews and hysteria around Sex Offenders in USA http://fimafimovich.blogspot.com/2014/10/discrimination-of-soviet-jews-and.html
  • Tom on PA: Names being removed from sex offender registryMy case happened in 1991 before the registration requirements came out I was released from prison in 2005 but the courts made it retroactive that I be required to register so i went to court and agreed to orentted offender which required me to register fore 10 years only once a year and I would no longer have to register then 3 months later I get paperwork in the mail saying everyone in Ohio was reevaluated and now I must register every 3 months fore the rest of my life I do not see how that is fare firstly without taking me back to court and it is not fare making it rectroactive when my case was in 1991 I have been searching fore help with this to no avail I was 19 when I went to prison I got out when I was 32 now I am 47 and yes been married 11 years this registration makes it so hard to get into living a normal life without persecution I am so confused that if I have the documents from court saying only 10 years should I follow that or paper received in mail saying lifetime register I really need an attorney that can help me I am disabled as we and can not pay for an attorney
  • totally against public registry on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense RegistryAnotherAnon, I tried the PDF save and I could not retrieve it any where on my computer. I am not too savvy with electronics so it must be floating around some where in my computer.... What I did was just copy the URL and I posted it to my Facebook account. Thanks
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@civil rights first It sounds like you have grounds for a suit alleging it really is a criminal code and not a civil code matter and forces the courts to decide whether it is or not and make the folks in Olympia act on it. You certainly would grab their attention obviously but the attention possibly of other legislatures also in the nation who have it listed the same.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018California's is listed under the Penal Code too. They get around that by claiming in the law that the purpose is for public safety and rehabilitation, etc.
  • AnotherAnon on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense RegistryYou can make a PDF of it. Click on print Save as PDF
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018This is news to me so I offer no opinion on if it is worth the $ yet, but Google found this: https://www.abine.com/blog/2011/remove-youself-from-background-check-sites/ There has to be more current discussions on the company and privacy in general at Reddit.
  • Civil rights first on General Comments August 2018So I was recently reading the statutes for Washington State that pertain to the registration laws and many of the case laws challenging the registration as violation of ex post facto. With many of the rulings dismissing those challenges stating that the registration laws don't meet the same requirement of being ex post facto violations because the requirement to register is civil in nature. Then my question in why is the RCW that pertains to registration in Washington state (RCW 9A.44.130) listed as a criminal code? If it is listed as a criminal code how can they say it's civil?
  • TS on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalMore media related to this decision: NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20180808/nc-court-no-proof-public-safer-when-sex-offenders-tracked "Judge Wanda Bryant disagreed, saying it expands the state’s burden of demonstrating the risk of a sex-offender repeating his crimes. “By requiring our trial courts to find the efficacy of (satellite-based monitoring) in curbing sex offender recidivism in order to satisfy Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches in the context of (satellite-based monitoring), the majority would impose a standard other than is required by Fourth Amendment jurisprudence,” Bryant wrote in her dissent." Wanda, Wanda, Wanda - a clerk can do the research for the courts or one of the lawyers can bring it with them so show the court the inefficacy of such action.
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018I feel you out there with family are so fortunate. Having no one to talk to, confide in, and just be there for you is one of the toughest aspects of this. I could win the lottery tomorrow and would give it away to just have a family to be with. Knowing that a person out there will not judge you and appreciates you as a human being is huge.
  • steve on General Comments August 2018Hopefully they only use it during school hours going thru the main bldg. It's hard to imagine them using them at sporting events and school plays etc...My last just graduated high school thank god.
  • CR on UPDATED: 50-State Comparison Relief from Sex Offender Registration ObligationsThat's great news, Alan. Please keep us updated with whatever you decide to go challenge. In my opinion, the registry itself is unconstitutional. Unfortunately, SCOTUS didn't see it that way. Here in Texas, applying any law retroactively, civil or criminal, is prohibited by the state constitution, yet somehow they manage to get away with it. I think presence and residence restrictions should be challenged. They do not protect the public. There is no evidence that shows that they do. Having to show up in person to update your registration information when buying/selling vehicles or when a license plate is changed, or whenever you have a new internet identifier used in conjunction with social media or picture sharing sites, is onerous to the extent of being punitive. Requiring annual renewal, in person, of driver's license is similarly punitive in effect. What sort of things did you have in mind to challenge?
  • Matt on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense RegistryWhat an extraordinary piece. Is there any chance we could get a PDF of this posted to this website, so we could distribute it to people? I struggle frequently with finding ways to describe to people what being on the registry is like. That article nails it.
  • wonderin on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense Registry"To offend, as an offender is something that you do." ha ha .... Yes despite overwhelming evidence indicating otherwise, this is Not something I Did but rather something I Do and will continue to do given the slightest opportunity. Praise the Registry for saving me from myself for all the remaining days of my life. Hallelujah! ha ha (sarcasm intended)
  • E on General Comments August 2018Same here, last year. Craziness. My kids do NOT understand.
  • NotFree on General Comments August 2018So right before the first day of school the district sends out an email about a new visitor check in process. They're going to be using the Raptor Visitor Management system. The email says it checks for registered people. It emphasizes that the sex offense registries are the only databases it checks. I guess murderers, wife beaters and drug addicts are ok. I hate this. I want off this train.
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018After reading the article, I have two things to say. 1. WTF was he thinkin'! How could an educated, informed man make such a dumb decision. It's like putting your hand in a disposal after you see what it does to garbage! 2. How does this warrant a SVP label. There is NO violence! There is no SEX! There is only a text conversation and a system looking to protect every person from every possible danger on earth.
  • Old RSO on General Comments August 2018Thx for response. I have an dedicated email set up for this site. I have done a ton of reading and some of the stories are so depressing that I could not finish the article. Seems like with all the research data, nothing matters to those who run (ruin!) our lives. To think I voted for some of these people. One thing I have read is that moving to Europe seems to be the best opportunity to live some semblance of a life.
  • mike r on General Comments August 2018Thanks for the feed back people. Yeah you all have good advice and I think I will get a hold of Ellmen if necessary, I may not even need an expert with all the reports and conclusions from the CASOMB and the rest of the gov entities. Those are probably going to be my best witnesses without even being there. I think the courts are fed up with this crap and as soon as a good case such as mine gets in front of them they are going to take some kind of action. That one article states it pretty well when they state that the fact that the court considered the registry cruel and unusual punishment is unprecedented in anything besides a death penalty or life sentence for juveniles. That is like one of the hardest bars to hurdle in case law and I think it is the right decision as well.
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on General Comments August 2018As many of you may know, Galen Baughman, once a rising star in our reform movement, is now being considered by Virginia for commitment as a "sexually violent predator." NARSOL has issued a statement on this affair here: "NARSOL condemns civil commitment practices" /// https://narsol.org/2018/08/narsol-condemns-civil-commitment-practices Here is my own comment to this development: I would like NARSOL to weigh-in on the subject of the legal use of the term "SEXUAL VIOLENCE." The term "sexually violent predator" is being thrown around very casually in society and by the media today but in an especially pernicious way by our own government. Let's please shed some light on how that term is used, and misused, especially for the purpose of throwing people like Galen Baughman into indefinite, usually lifetime, imprisonment in these sham "hospitals." Many people on the Registry themselves are unaware of the sleight-of-hand being performed by the state (i.e. both federal and state governments) as a means to denigrate individuals who have no capacity for violence and have never demonstrated anything like a violent impulse nor used coercion or force in the commission of their crimes. That cynical legerdemain by the professional victimologists is simply this: governments have now redefined the word "violent" in age-of-consent cases to mean that the younger party is below a particular arbitrary age which varies among the states but which is often set at fourteen (as here in California). Anyone whose victim is below that arbitrary age is to be seen for all legal purposes and by the public as "sexually violent." Paul [Shannon] will remember me as the organizer for the first protest at Coalinga State Hospital in Coalinga, California many years ago and to which RSOL lent its support. Since then, nothing good has changed at that facility apart from a somewhat larger number of "hosprisoners" being released over time. The central conceit that keeps many of those hosprisoners locked-up in Coalinga (those who did not exercise the use of violence in their crimes, which is the VAST majority of its inhabitants) is that they are "violent sexual predators." We need to tackle that issue [and define "sexual violence" as it is used in law] if we are to make any headway against civil commitment incarceration. I feel for Galen and know him to be passive and non-violent. We did not always agree on some issues during his brief respite from incarceration but his loss from our community was felt by all, including me. Thanks too to Judith Levine for her words here and her continued support as a champion of our cause. Also my thanks to her friend Debbie Nathan who has done much to expand awareness of the power and extents of the greatest witchhunt in recorded history.
  • Florida Sucks on General Comments August 2018admins may want to make this perm link remove yourself from search websites you might want to post this or make it a sticky remove yourself from search websites https://www.abine.com/optouts.php
  • Lake County on General Comments August 2018You will find a large number of us are in the same situation as you with the same charges. I would suggest getting a separate email account that you can post here and you will likely get a response. Or you can just ask any questions you have here. We have a knowledgeable group here, but not every question will have an answer as many issues have not been litigated yet. Even experienced attorneys will not agree on all the answers regarding us registered citizens. The best thing you can do is just deal with life on a day to day basis, worrying about tomorrow and the future will only make you depressed.
  • Alan Jamison on UPDATED: 50-State Comparison Relief from Sex Offender Registration ObligationsHaving just graduated from a paralegal certificate program at a College in Texas, I intend to challenge some of these rulings and findings as well as to raise some new challenges of my own. Stay tuned.
  • alucardi on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationWhat state did you "legally" changed your name? It is my understanding that at least in Los Angeles County any RSO cannot change their name. Where did you accomplish it?
  • Alan Jamison on UPDATED: 50-State Comparison Relief from Sex Offender Registration ObligationsI recently graduated a paralegal certificate program and I am intending to challenge some of the unjust laws and restrictions that are currently in place. Stay tuned.
  • alucardi on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationWhat countries have you traveled to? and did you provide the 21 days advance notice to your local police jurisdiction?
  • totally against public registry on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense RegistryWow, Guy! You always write powerful articles. Thanks and wish I knew how to share this with family and friends....
  • Don’t tread on me on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense RegistryI forwarded the link to this article to about 40 people. So eloquently stated...
  • Relief on General Comments August 2018@Steve - Yes, SB 384 allows up to 2023 for the DOJ to classify your Tier and there has been some discussion about those without scores. Approximately 22,000 have a STATIC-99R, ~25%. It becomes important for those who may be listed under Tier 3 for a high score of 6+. It's unknown how difficult the petitioning process will be, but this is an important component of the new Tier law which we will need to find out more about. A Tier projection paper for the ACSOL board shows a rough estimate of ~28,000 registrants may be eligible to "immediately" apply for relief in 2021-2023. Petitioners may likely need to provide a current forensic psych report to the court. If this is the case, a STATIC-99R, which looks at 10 objective variables could perhaps also be calculated by the psych evaluator as "at time of conviction" and submitted along with the petition. (yes, I understand that an old STATIC score is mostly invalid, but the law says...) Since you would have / need an attorney on the petitioning, it can be reasoned that if the only issue standing in the way of relief is an "old STATIC-99R", then an after fact submission by an acceptable 3rd party via your lawyer should suffice. Hopefully we will know for certain before 2021.
  • Edie on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalDidn't realize this varies from county to county. We were told by my son's P.O. that it's a Calif. requirement for the duration of the parole period. For my son, that is 10 more years, as that was his post prison supervision sentence imposed by another state.....a state, that oddly enough does NOT require GPS monitoring. This crazy law is all over the board. Grateful that this conversation is happening. I've always appreciated one of many of Janice's wise statements...."If it's illegal to put a GPS on a car, why is it legal to put one on a person?"
  • Tim L on On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense RegistryOthello Act3 Sc.3 Good name man and woman, dear my lord; The immediate jewels of their souls. He who steal my purse steals trash. Is something yet nothing. 'twas mine, 'tis his and has been slave of thousands; But he who flitches from me my good name, robs me not of that which enriches him; and makes me poor indeed. W. Shakespeare Kinda says it all about SORNA, it's efficacy and it's costs
  • SARATSO Scam on General Comments August 2018I don't understand why the SARATSO/Static-99R is given weight when the Coding Rules clearly state its validity for only two years. Refer to page 13: "Static risk assessments estimate the likelihood of recidivism at the time of release and we expect they would be valid for approximately two years." http://static99.org/pdfdocs/Coding_manual_2016_InPRESS.pdf Also, the SARATSO also consist of the LS/CMI. The LS/CMI, unlike the Static-99R (which is static), is a dynamic assessment tool. But strangely, the LS/CMI is completely ignored by CASOMB and the DOJ when it comes to "tiering." Of course, the LS/CMI does *not* exaggerate like the Static-99R -- which may be at least one reason why virtually no weight is given to the LS/CMI. It is entirely possible to have a "high" Static/SARATSO score, while also having a "very low" or "low" LS/CMI. A lot of things don't make sense regarding the use of any "risk assessment."
  • Old RSO on General Comments August 2018Hello, I found this site and want to comment. I am an RSO, over 50 yrs old, and as most of you have experienced, have had my life ripped from my hands. I lost my occupation, savings, and dreams. I am here because of an internet offense ( 1 ct. C.P.) in N.Ca. I rec'd probation and am off now, but realize that is nothing compared to the dim future I face. I have nothing left of my past life, and maybe that's a good thing. My savings went away and now I face a very bleak existence. Anybody that is in or came from same boat, luv to talk and get advice. Overwhelming is an understatement.
  • Able on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalI have a GPS question... unfortunately I have one on. It states on my terms and conditions that GPS monitoring is discretionary by a Probation Officer. My charge was PC 288.4 (b), and nothing else, my Stactic 99 was 0, and I’ve never been in trouble prior to this event. It’s been nearly two years, I’ve had no violations. Anyways, I’ve noticed that there’s other RCs in my RC class that don’t have one on, even though their terms and conditions are the same as I mine, actually everyone in the room had the exact same terms. I’ve asked all my probation officers I’ve ever had if I can get it removed? They’ve all said No, stating that San Bernardino County requires all RCs to wear one regardless of your charges and risk levels. Why is this? I can’t remember if I read it on this site or not but I thought blanket terms and conditions were unconstitutional? Anyways, I’m moving to LA County in another year where you don’t have to where a GPS.
  • R M on General Comments August 2018Mark Stewart Greenstein, Connecticut running for Governor If you can vote in Connecticut, this guys not for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtOBdMhRkVg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8dlJ6N6WmY
  • TS on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalSo then is WISC and Judge Posner in err if SCOTUS ruled this way in 2015?
  • TS on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices Unconstitutional@Cassandra, This is only an intermediate appellate court with the NC Supreme Court (NCSC) above it, as it appears written online. Therefore, it would appear the NCSC would be the next logical step in an appeal for this case, if they chose to appeal. Using the Muniz (PA) state court model, it would appear SCOTUS would be after NCSC in appeals, I believe. With the Fourth Circuit ruling they way they did on another SO law, it would be surprising to me if the state did appeal this case to the NCSC. However, NCSC is free to rule how they want regardless of the Fourth Circuit's ruling on another SO law.
  • AnotherAnon on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalSupreme Court Says Lifetime GPS Monitoring Of Sex Offenders May Be Unconstitutional from the slowly-restoring-the-Fourth dept https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150404/19380730550/supreme-court-says-lifetime-gps-monitoring-sex-offenders-may-be-unconstitutional.shtml There is a link to the opinion itself.
  • steve on General Comments August 2018I just remember reading something that gives them two years FROM 2021 to classify. Like I said, I hope there is something janice and team can do to speed that process up. Most of us who don't have a SARASOT have been on the list 15, 20 30 years.
  • David on General Comments August 2018@ mike r: Why would you subpoena someone when you could simply ask him/her if he/she would be willing to testify as an expert witness?? 🤔
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@mike r I, and others here, understand you want their word on the record, so the state cannot wiggle away from it. I truly hope that can happen for you and yours in your effort. Do you want to subpoena for discovery, i.e. deposition for data, for the case, or both? From your effort to date you've shared, you want them to corroborate their study findings, etc, on the stand for your behalf. The expert could be willing to help you given the nature of your case, the topic nationwide, etc, and a subpoena may be unnecessary, but more below on that. Since you are Pro Se, the court clerk will help with the subpoena process including paying all related subpoena fees, i.e. witness fees, travel fees, etc. A subpoena could catch them by surprise (and appear hostile?), but they may be used to subpoenas in their line of work. The best course of action, as I see it, would be to introduce yourself and your case to the expert by providing them an introduction document of your case to date before going w/a subpoena. This should give them an understanding of the charges, the actions taken by the state, the actions taken by yourself, and what you're trying to accomplish so they could provide the best angle to help from, if they decide they want to be of assistance in your case. That would be the line, I think, from which a subpoena may or may not be necessary. A reference point for you, here is my experience: The top of the line experts I have consulted have a large hourly rate, e.g. $400-$550/hr, in addition to other fees, i.e. travel, etc, to which they expect to be paid for via retainer beforehand for their expert opinion whether it is in a case specific report, on the stand, or both after reading case specifics. An expert is possibly not going to donate their time to your case, unless it is so egregious and they can use it in the future. That is not definitive but a possibly because they could donate depending on the case. Just a few thoughts to consider, which you may already have done, as you are walking this path while sharing with us (which we appreciate).
  • AnotherAnon on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalThat case is worth the time to read. https://law.justia.com/cases/wisconsin/supreme-court/2018/2016ap000740-cr.html
  • Steveo on AK: Court – Some sex offenders don’t have to registerI find it interesting that in addition to questionable nature of Alaska's current laws to cause someone who moves from another state to register, the writer also wrote about the fact that all these laws were associated with bad science, and unfounded fears. A trend of looking at the scientific data that shows low recidivism is a good sign. People coming to the conclusion that registration laws are an overreach, and that it was all based on bad information and unfounded fears is exactly what we want. It seems like every time I turn around there is more stuff that is headed in the right direction. Momentum!
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018My bet is that there isn't a 2023 source because the reliability of the SARATSO fades to nothing after enough time. Looks like we'll have to wait for the regulations.
  • AnotherAnon on Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’sExcept RedState is a fairly high trafficked conservative website. We are feeding the trolls by giving them clicks though, and clicks to their site equals more of the same in the future. Maybe we should say in the OP if comments are open at the link and if not, just get the gist here and ignore the link. Yeah, that would be best.
  • Relief on General Comments August 2018@Steve - Do you have a source for your 2023 date for non-scores? You may be right as I have mentioned several times that the DOJ has an extra 2 years of "Limbo" to categorize registrants at their 'discretion'. Just haven't seen any references to Non Static scores or not being able to provide you own at petition (?)
  • Cassandra on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalHi Janice, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin recently ruled GPS was constitutional. Would these splits be grounds for a SCOTUS appeal. Sorry if my legal phraseology is off, but I hope you understand my question. State v Muldrow Also in 2016 Seventh Circuit Judge Posner ruled GPS was constitutional and only regulatory
  • totally against public registry on AK: Court – Some sex offenders don’t have to registerThis is the reason why there should not be a registry in existence, period.
  • steve on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalI'm guessing the state is paying...taxpayers.
  • steve @TG on General Comments August 2018If you have a score it is posted online with your price club membership.
  • steve on General Comments August 2018Isi it possible Janice is waiting to see how far you get then will join? Thanks Mike for your hard work in this.
  • steve on General Comments August 2018Right now those of us who have so SARASTSO will have to wait until 2023 (which is BS) to get scored or until they figure out what to do with us. I am hoping Janice can lobby the legislature to add an amendment so they we can go get a private score before 2021.
  • totally against public registry on England: York trainspotter wrongly branded sex offender on FacebookThe woman should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of some kind of crime and then posted on Facebook as a community nuisance for everyone to spot and ignore her...
  • Janice Bellucci on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalThe board of directors will consider this week a challenge to GPS requirements. Legal research will be necessary befor a final decision is made.
  • Edie on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalWhich states charge parolees to be on GPS? Interestingly, there is no charge in Calif.
  • Edie on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalJanice, what can we do and who must we gather to bring the case of unconstitutionality of GPS monitoring to the California courts? We are a powerful state, with powerful stories, high tech resources, and very persuasive people. The restrictions the damn anklet poses on parolees is an unjust extension of their incarceration. Now, it’s E-carceration. The campaign to eliminate this draconian process needs to start now!
  • Edie on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration Lawoops....meant to post this in the NC story about GPS monitoring being unconstitutional.
  • HOOKSCAR on Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’sThis article was written by “Deaf Conservative”. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me this is nothing. A real journalist would pen their work with their name. Just saying.
  • CR on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawCA was first, I believe. Their sex offender registry started in 1947. My understanding is that it was primarily used against gay men. Not sure about that, but I'm sure someone with a better understanding of CA registry history will chime in.
  • David on General Comments August 2018That news is very sad and disheartening. In any case, I wish her the best and send her great appreciation for all she has done for our community.
  • Tim L on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their FavorHarm to one's name and reputation is a liberty interest and always was despite what the court determined in Alaska v Doe. Good name in man and woman, dear my Lord. Is the immediate jewel of their souls; He who steal my purse steals trash, is something and nothing, twas mine, tis his, and has been slave to thousands. But he that flitches from me my good name, robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed. -W. Shakespeare - Othello
  • mike r on General Comments August 2018I do not know exactly how that subpoena process works. I cannot seem to find definitive answers on to whether I can just pick an expert and subpoena them. I would really rather just have them testify voluntarily as compared to the subpoena option. I think Mr. Ellmen's testimony could be very beneficial. Hopefully when my case moves forward, especially if the judge denies the AG's partial motion to dismiss, that someone will step up and volunteer some assistance. If the court denies that MTD I think I might even ask the court to appoint counsel but as assistance only for things like preparing the pretrial statement and for issues like this about getting expert testimony. I know I am going to exploit the AG's own sources such as her legislative fact finder as well as Hanson's declaration etc. but like I said it would be nice to get some backing from someone in the professional world. IDK if it is because of my charges or what but whatever. You know they called me a predator trolling online for little girls which is a bunch of crap but maybe these orgs just see it like the state actors and DA's seen it or described it. IDK, all I know is that I am not a risk to re-offend and I will never even consider it. It has been nearly fifteen years now and I am married, have a grandson and granddaughter on the way, in college, and I can go on and on but I still wonder if it was someone else with different charges if they would be willing to stand with me or if they are just waiting to see how far I can go myself or what but it sure would be nice to get that backing. I guess it really does not matter since I am going it alone and hell it may be the best as it seems only Pro Se are doing anything anyways....
  • Timmmy on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationSure it does . There is still a require of due process , and the 13th Amendment.
  • Tim Moore on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerWell that's the thing. How many people feel they have ownership in this struggle? Someone else better able to fight for you is always in charge of your freedom. That or the only way to make progress is to feel you have to be a legal savant.
  • Tim Moore on General Comments August 2018Well that was the exact excuse that closed down the city owned part of Blacks Beach is San Diego. Some people started complaining that the swimsuit optional beach was too close to an elementary school. The council soon voted to revoke the swimsuit optional ordinance. The nudists moved over to the State part of the beach. I think it survives, because it is a tourist attraction, and is kind of a tradition.
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerMatt, I don't disagree, on the whole. One point I would like to make is the importance of getting individuals involved, and invested, in this struggle. Signing up as many of us to be poll workers is a modest, but achievable goal and, perhaps more importantly than challenging the government on that single issue (although it is in aid of a legal challenge that Janice recommends), it enables many to take that important first step towards action. There has been a paucity of grassroots activism on our parts. We absolutely must support the efforts of the lawyers who work for our cause but we must also find other ways in which those of us who are not lawyers can engage directly with this struggle. It's not an either/or situation; it's both and at the same time. I don't quite agree with the prognostication of an escalating severity model, though. I think that we have now had enough influence to hold at bay most of the worst of these. We should see this emergent plateau as directly attributable to our organizations and an aroused civil liberties community. (see attorney Jeffrey Gamso's presentation at NARSOL 2018 where he makes the point that things are bad but legislatures are not getting the worst laws that they would like. "Jeffrey Gamso: Bodyke & Beyond A Decade of Un Change" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo9fxlhOEeI
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on General Comments August 2018Well, naturist locations have not, traditionally, had anything to do with any specific law on nudity and everything to do with the rights afforded private property. There is really no quid pro quo back-and-forth between the state and recognized nudist locations except perhaps informally, in the case of public resources (namely, beaches), where there was probably a simple understanding of where nudity might or might not occur. That would come into play in places like Baker's Beach in San Francisco and maybe Black's Beach in the San Diego area. The point I'm making is that laws governing private nudity really don't exist apart from any much more recent hysterical laws which might exist as it relates to children. The thing that we really need to understand is the sea change in laws governing child nudity, or their exposure to nudity, which we are witnessing. For example, simple nudity of children is now considered to be "child abuse material." No doubt, naturist culture has been strongly affected by both laws and public hysteria. What was once fully within the domain of parental rights, kids' rights and private behavior is being actively threatened and encroached upon by an ever-more intrusive state. Given that, it's easy to see how the naturist movement is a shadow of its former self. Even San Francisco, which once had (famously) no laws on public nudity, now bans it. While I may not have really enjoyed the very rare nude individual I might encounter in the park or walking down the street, I hate much more a government that decides for me that I must not see it. The rationale for that law, as always, is the possibility that children might encounter the sight of the unclothed body.
  • E on General Comments August 2018I believe NARSOL recently mentioned on their call that Allison Ruttenberg, the amazing atty in the CO Judge Matsch case, is closing her practice due to personal (health?) issues. So sad. We seem to be losing a true champion in Ms Ruttenberg.
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on General Comments August 2018It is an excellent piece but one which I linked to here several years ago that I had hoped might find its way into the IML challenge.
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@mike r Why wouldn't you be able to subpoena Ms. Ellman?
  • Tim Moore on General Comments August 2018Matt, that is my solution also to soul crushing depression, caused by the brutality of human kind -- get away from your abusers and out into Nature. She doesn't classify you as a sex offender. You're equal to everyone else when you are in Gaia's house.
  • Bob Peterson on General Comments August 2018I agree wth 100%Lets fight against mark in the passport,sending letters that we coming for the child sex tourism .That find ways what to do,let’s call competitive lawyers,write petition go to DC ...
  • Bob N on Survey – International Travel after IMLHow come we stopped fighting against IML?Lets write petitions,go to DC, find competing lawyers for civil rights,and etc.Why we say Okay to have mark in the passport,coming back from foreign countries because government keeping sending letters that we are coming for the child sex tourism.Thats why which country will want these people. That’s do something,please
  • TS on Attorneys general fighting against 2017 ruling regarding Colorado’s sex offender registryHere is the link to NARSOL's filing for the Millard case if anyone is interested (which I believe has been posted here previously already since it was submitted): https://narsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Amicus-Brief-10th-Circuit-7-25-18.pdf
  • Edie on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawJanice, what can we do and who must we gather to bring the case of unconstitutionality of GPS monitoring to the California courts? We are a powerful state, with powerful stories, high tech resources, and very persuasive people. The restrictions the damn anklet poses on parolees is an unjust extension of their incarceration. Now, it's E-carceration. The campaign to eliminate this draconian process needs to start now!
  • Major Henderson on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawI don't understand this post. How could you be promised you'd be taken off the registry in the early '80s? Registration did not even start until sometime in the '90s. In fact, that is my arguement that I was treated unfairly. I took a plea bargain in 1990 that never mentioned anything about being placed on a registry at all. Yet here I am for life.
  • E on Survey – International Travel after IMLSorry, but thanks for the confirmation. That one dude working on this at state must be getting backlogged now.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Janice as pointed out the SARATSO only applies to those released over the last 10 years or so. Now hand over the $.
  • C on General Comments August 2018My heart goes out to you, my friend. How are you getting by? What line of work are/were you in?
  • mike r on General Comments August 2018Hey I noticed that Ira Ellman is now on the board at ACSOL. Janice and team, can I subpoena Ms. Ellman to use as an expert witness in my case when my case moves forward to trial?
  • Mot on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerSent in my application and got a confirmation number; so , what is the plan if and when we all get rejected?
  • bm on International TravelI agree with 100%. What did we accomplish with IML? Why other groups go to D.C. ,write petitions, fight for their rights? We are accepting marks in the passport, sending back from different countries because they receive letter that we are going for child sex tourism. Lets do something to accomplish in some way.
  • John on General Comments August 2018Just wondering how you got off registry and can I be eligible if I'm a 25yr rehistrsnt?
  • TG on General Comments August 2018I have the same question. I am also wondering if there is a way to find out whether you have one, and if so what the score is.
  • Bob M. on International TravelI agree at 100%. What we are waiting for? Every group fights for their rights ,write petitions, goes to DC. What did we accomplish with the IML? Just getting mark in the passport, sending back from different countries saying that we are going for the child sex tourism. Is it not time to act and accomplish?
  • John on 176 sex offenders, mostly Americans, barred from entering PHL in first half of 2017- BII have recently fallen in love with the most perfect person who is in Philippines. I also recently got out of prison for a crime I honestly did not commit. (Procuring alcohol to minor, & child enticement. Me and my new soon to be fiancee have been making plans to meet her & her father in cainta Philippines. It wasn't til I did research and read these things posted that I realized my dreams are shattered!! So my inquiry is what if I denounce my U.S. citizenship? Would that allow me to go there? Or even to a different country 1st then I'll technically be a citizen of a non us country...then maybe move to Philippines. What's your take on this idea? I want a happy life and I want her to have a happy life, but I got to get to her somehow... Please let me know anythinh. Thanks for everyone's support!!!
  • Harry on General Comments August 2018To me, it is obvious that IML is un-constitutional and it is not American. It baffles me why there are problems of getting past these lower courts. Is the US judicial system corrupt? I read everyday, where those whom are illegal in this country are scoring victories, in the name of rights, however, we can not get our day in court. I also, feel the since of abandonment.
  • USA on General Comments August 2018Here is the 1 Million Dollar Question? What if you don’t have a SARATSO score? Who does this? By 2021, I’ll have a 25 year old expunged misdemeanor?
  • steveo on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration Law290 air, You just described almost exactly what happened to me. You make this deal based on everything going away at the end of 10 years, and then they change the deal on you after the fact. That is the very definition of injustice. It happened to us, because they considered us not worthy of being dealt with justly. They removed lady justice's blindfold, and saw a sex offender, who is lucky in thier eyes that you didn't go to jail for the rest of your life. So we're supposed to be humble little creatures and scurry off to some little corner and take our lifetime registration like we deserve. They knew it was punitive from the start, and used the most damning evidence they could find to say that it was justified because we were highly likely to reoffend. I have a long story about the way me and my family were mistreated while I was on probation for those 10 years. They ripped me out of my home, at great expense to our family, and i had to live outside of my home twice, because a PO got mad at me for taking a snippy tone with her once at my front door. She also punished me by ripping me out of my counseling group where I had been for years, just before I had finished, and she made me start all over again with another counselor that they liked better. I keep working at forgiving these people who have done me wrong, because it's not good for me to carry that around with me, and also, the bible says that vengeance belongs to the Lord, so I don't beleive that these people ultimately got away with anything.
  • Bill Arthur on General Comments August 2018Janice, have you (and ACSOL) essentially given up on a legal fight against IML? If so, why not get in contact with lawyers in other jurisdictions (Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, etc.) who have had success lately, in courts that are apparently more reasonable than in California? You could pass along the details of your two experiences in this matter and encourage them to try -- perhaps a different approach. Every day, more people are reporting their passports cancelled and the problems this is causing them. Is there nothing than can be done in the courts? If it's a question of money, my guess is that a special fund for this purpose would be well received, considering that the IML is a financial burden to many of us (hindering business travel, etc.).
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018@Hysteria Might I suggest https://activeselfprotection.com/ ? There are a few reasons for bringing it up. 1) He focuses on legal self defense and often points out situations when self defense was an over reaction. When a person ends up in jail or prison for self defense, they actually lost the fight. 2) He has videos on awareness and your environment. 3) He has videos on practical application, including knives if you can legally possess them (according some some lawyer sites, California as generous knife laws if not on probation or parole, but are still restricted in some places). 4) It will give you something else to concentrate on, which can be empowering.
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018Thx for response Matt. Yes, finances are a huge part of my issues right now. Work situation has been stressful along with bills mounting. Never had these issues before and now that's all I have. Having your livelihood taken from you along with your life is overwelming. I keep looking for opportunities, but nothing seems to pan out. I told someone yesterday ( I met from this site) that I truly feel like an unwanted person.
  • AnotherAnon on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawSame happened to me during sentencing. The CA court said I could be removed from the registry after completing probation successfully. They changed the law before my probation was done. That was the early 80's. The gov'ment cannot be trusted.
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@AnotherAnon Excellent find here too. Certainly a great add to the discussion here on International Travel and due process.
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@AnotherAnon Excellent find here that goes above and beyond the Fordham doc I recently linked here for all to read if they desire. A long read for sure, this is, but certainly a great add to the discussion here on International Travel and due process. Many things could be pulled out and quoted in a case challenging travel (which I would include IML travel notifications, especially to those countries that turn back individuals once they have been notified), but I found this a nice paragraph to pull out: "The constitution Protects the Right to Travel. Most Americans do not realize that it is a crime for them to travel to Cuba and would be shocked to find out that is the case. They instinctively understand that the right to travel freely is part of the basic liberty which our democratic government was established to protect. Indeed, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Art. 13, recognizes the right to travel both inside one's country and internationally. The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that the right to travel is protected under the Fifth Amendment as a liberty interest that cannot be deprived without due process of law. 1 Indeed, even the Executive Branch concedes that "the right to travel— both domestically and internationally—is constitutionally protected," although it violates this principle in action. Report of the United States of America Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, (ICCPR Report) July 28, 1994, Art. 12, p. 99."
  • JM of Wi. on General Comments August 2018@steve "Wait…so you apply and PAY and get a new Passport with no marking. Then when you travel they revoke and you pay AGAIN?" Yes my friend & I each had 2016 passports- He sent his back & requested a marked one before we traveled, I traveled and was revoked - (post travel).
  • 290 air on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawSo why can't CA do the same thing. I took a pleas bargain with the understanding there was a path for me to be relieved from having to register after 10 years. I even have it in writing, but when they updated the law 2 years later it turned to lifetime requirement. Where's my benefit of the bargain? I held to my end of the deal being offenses free now for 21 years. Why can a government not uphold their end of a deal without punishment when every citizen gets punished if they don't. Should governments be held to higher standards than individual citizens?
  • TS on General Comments August 2018Clothing option areas are legal because they have been permitted to be clothing optional areas. Those who enjoy them must stay within their confines if they do go clothing optional or risk the standard legal ramifications if they go outside of it sans clothing.
  • steve on General Comments August 2018Wait...so you apply and PAY and get a new Passport with no marking. Then when you travel they revoke and you pay AGAIN?
  • JM of Wi. on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@ worried in wi You also have your doc rep who you give 21 day notice to here in Wi. (if you're not on paper) they can be a liaison to get info. They were better than clueless in March. Now they may be much better than clueless.
  • Matt on General Comments August 2018Hysteria, I read your post. You said, "I have no where to go to get away from this situation." I'm not sure exactly what that means, but if you're like most of us, it's usually a family obligation, a financial limitation, or job related. I sympathize. That said, my suggestion for anybody in this position is to try very hard to create space between yourself and those who you're having problems with. For me, that meant moving out of town and into the country. I am not talking about an off-grid shack in the middle of a forest. But being in a home, or an RV, in the unincorporated area of your county, rather than in the city limits, can be a form of relief. It is not easy. It takes planning, strategy, and at least a little money. But it can be done. I think most of the problems in any population can be alleviated by creating space between people. When you stack people on top of each other, bad things happen. For people in our position, it's compounded exponentially. My advice, for what it's worth: Set a goal to move out of your apartment by a realistic date. Then do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. I believe you when you say that you can physically take care of yourself. But in the same thread, you said that you're emotionally drained. There is a tipping point. You may be physically able to defend yourself, but the day will come when you can't, for one reason or another. I personally have a lot of experience (and advanced training) with hand-to-hand combat. Here's the problem: If you can handle yourself against one or two people, they will figure that out and bring three or four. Or more likely, you'll be so tired, run down, and worn out that your actual application of self defense abilities will be limited. Remember too that if you're description of these people means that they're drug-addicted, they'll be unpredictable. And they'll do things like you suggested that you can't defend for.....like damaging your property. I encourage you to find a way to get away from them. Search the internet, for example, for cheap ways for poor people to buy rural properties. It can be done. The added benefit of doing this is that in addition to the peace of mind you'll get by being relieved of physical threats, you'll be far more emotionally healthy if you listen to crickets and coyotes instead of crackheads and car alarms. Good luck!
  • AD from MN on Survey – International Travel after IMLI returned from Europe on June 18. Received my letter last Monday, it was dated July 30th. (6 weeks from my return). I would be careful.
  • AD from MN on Survey – International Travel after IMLGOT THE LETTER - if everyone remembers, I traveled to Europe (France, Germany, & Switzerland) in June without one issue. Didn't even have a secondary upon return to ATLANTA. We returned on June 18th and I received the CERTIFIED LETTER from STATE DEPARTMENT on August 6th. The letter was dated July 30th (6 weeks after my return). Angry is not even remotely how I feel...especially given the media/government attention given to illegals...UGH!
  • wonderin on General Comments August 2018Nudist engage in their activity for other reasons than sexual gratification.
  • Matt on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerDavid, I generally agree with what you're saying. And even when I disagree with people on strategy, I still feel very lucky to have anybody, anywhere, fighting for us at all. If this is what Janice wants people to do, then those who can, should. No argument there. I come from a positiion that the registry, in its entirety, is unconstitutional. I doubt that anybody who has a clear-thinking mind would disagree. I know that it could take tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars and several years to get a case though the system to SCOTUS, and correct the error they made many years ago. So, if we know that we have limited resources, I suggest that we get laser focused on the goal that has the most bang for the buck. It's not that what has been done so far is incorrect, or counter productive in my eyes. (There was one hugely counter productive one in my eyes; SB 384) It's that with the advancements in technology we are seeing today, I suspect this is all going to get much, much worse for us before it gets better. Every time we score a "small victory" something comes along that seems to negate it. Some jack wagon slightly changes the law, a new bill gets introduced and passed with 100% support, etc., etc. I have been mocked (and even blocked once or twice) for suggesting that facial rec., RFID chips for tracking, and more are just around the corner for us. I'm not a crazy person. I am a pragmatist. I believe this is coming. And I believe it's coming momentarily. The passport ID's are just the beginning. People have suggested that our driver's licenses, and even our license plates, should have identifiers. It's only a matter of time. So, given all of that, it is my humble opinion that while small fights may be necessary, and even important, I think we need to move the entire goal to the Supreme Court in the fastest way possible. I do see value in the poll worker fight because if we happen to lose in lower courts, that could be an example of direct punishment for registration that effects one of our most fundamental rights as Americans. But I think the fact that several people per year get murdered for being registrants is a much better argument. I'm not arguing for the sake of argument. I am simply questioning strategy, and I am perfectly fine with being wrong........as long as we are moving towards freedom from this prison outside of prison.
  • CR on General Comments August 2018Pretty much what I figured would happen when you asked about this a while back. It's been clear from the experiences related by others on this forum that one hand of the State department knows not what the other is doing. They really don't seem to have their act together. The experience of others who have reported here also suggest that it is international travel that triggers the revocation. When dealing with the government, it's best to assume that the least favorable (to you) outcome is the most likely to come to pass. Since you weren't under any obligation to proactively apply for a new passport yet, you shouldn't have. I expect you'll get your revocation letter within a week or so of returning from your next international trip. Then you'll need to incur yet more expense (time and money) to get your new, marked passport.
  • Nicholas Maietta on Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’sI was merely pointing out a similar problem with the registration law in which the burden would be on the State to prove wrongdoing as well as creating a possibly terrible situation for the owner of a vehicle due to being placed on the registry. When i was on parole years ago, staying more than 2 hours at any residents triggered me to be forced by my parole agent to register that address or face arrest. So I registered every address I stayed at, despite not having lived there. This was required by my parole agent. The same can be said for cars except the way the law is interpreted by a lot of registering offices is that if you have any possible access to a vehicle, it must be registered. So if you are mechanic, you have to register all your client's cars. Again, the law is broken. I will go a step further in saying that it is purposely designed to create unavoidable and arrestable situations.
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018My emotional eneegy is so low that I find it difficult to even cry. I wake up dreading to leave apartment. And when I do, I get anxious to get back so I can close off the world. Tried meds, but nothing has helped. I guess I have to just accept that I will be living a nightmare from here ob.
  • Worried in Wisconsin on General Comments August 2018My advice is to take care of your own health in this situation the best you can, both physically and emotionally. You can't control them so don't even try. Best bet is to focus on what you have control over, which is yourself. Find someone to talk to, whether it be a compassionate clergy member or a counselor and work on your depression and anxiety. Not easy - but it can be done. We've all had situations like this and in my experience, just when it seems things can't get any worse a bright light will appear from somewhere. Grab onto it.
  • Worried in Wisconsin on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification1. Felony 2. No expungement or pardon 3. Public Registry 4. Under 16 Can't figure it out and have no idea if it's best to leave it alone or contact State Department asking for clarification. My guess is no one there will know.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Working days calculator: http://www.lacourt.org/courtdatecalculator/ui/ From today, Aug 13, five working days is Aug 20.
  • Timmr on Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’sThis writer gives one sentence to the subject of the incumbent Republican's election fraud, but the rest of the article to this silly address thing. What crap.
  • Timmr on General Comments August 2018Yeah, isn't seeing a naked adult supposed to damage a child for life. Sheesh.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Full text of "The constitutional right to international travel tGun Violence Prevention Act of 1994 : public health and child safety : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, second session ... October 5, 1994" https://archive.org/stream/constitutionalri00unit/constitutionalri00unit_djvu.txt
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Excellent question. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND THE CONSTITUTION Jeffrey Kahn* This Article makes the case for the fundamental right of U.S. citizens to leave their country and return home again. Surprisingly, Americans do not enjoy such a fundamental right. Under current U.S. Supreme Court precedents, the right to travel abroad is merely an aspect of liberty that may be restricted within the bounds of due process. https://www.uclalawreview.org/pdf/56-2-1.pdf Due process?
  • NPS on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationInteresting. 1. Was the offense a misdemeanor or felony? 2. Do you have an expungement or any dismissal equivalent in your state? 3. Are you on a public registry, or is it non-public disclosure that police would only know? 4. Was the minor 16-17 years of age (this may make a difference since in 30 states, it is the age of consent)? Questions for Californians who have a 17b (or misdemeanor offense), 1203.4, non-public disclosure, and minor victim (and yes you must meet all these criteria): Have you renewed your passport or received a rejection of the current one? If new, does it have the IML marking?
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018Looking for some level headed advice. A fellow tenant in the apt. Complex is telling all they talks to that I am a " chomo" . I tried to confront them about it, but that isn't happening. They are on parole for drug violations and are living there compliments of the city. Do to the culture of the people that frequent their apt. , I am concerned about car vandalism, or an outright confrontation. I am very capable of handling any physical attack, but am worried about once flood gates open, if all this pent up depressive anxietal emotion will cause me to just not stop. I have no where to go to get away from this situation. Looking to see if others have experienced this. I know this is to be expected, but I am coming to the end of my tolerance. Thx
  • Jm from wi on General Comments August 2018@worried in wi. A friend similarly sent in early to eliminate the anxiety of waiting for revocation before a trip. When he applied he sent his status, crime,etc. with the application. My thought is revocation is triggered by travel and maybe 21 day notice. RTAG was helpful to me and may have current info. My experience and feelings are the whole system doesn't have a clue.
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationCount yourself lucky that your passport is unmarked. It isn't because your state isn't SORNA-compliant, however. I think we do know that, right? People in California have gotten marked passports? But yes, you're really lucky. I don't think that that will bite you in any unexpected ways unless you assume that it means that no foreign countries will be notified of your status. That would be too lucky, I'm afraid. I think that it's important to keep the two separate (though both illegitimate) functions of the government (in the case of Registrant travel) separate: Customs and Border Patrol/ Immigration which provides the security theatrics to which we are subjected on our return and the multi-agency assault on our right to travel, on the other. Our government is nothing if not complex and often contradictory. Plus, you always have to allow for its general incompetence which, on the whole, is probably its own saving grace.
  • Nicholas Maietta on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawFlorida and New York would be the very last of the states to make any changes for the betterment of registered citizens.
  • Nicholas Maietta on Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’sIt would be super easy to report VIN + Plates of any vehicle you "might" have access to. That would put an NCIC hit on the vehicle which would cause the vehicle to be pulled over randomly in many places. Best part is it's your word against the vehicle owner. Burden of proof would be on the State to prove you never had access to the vehicle. The law is broken.
  • Brian on General Comments August 2018What about due process, how does that play in this passport schem they have going, did a judge ever says to you during sentencing that your passports would be affected by thses SO laws? I don’t think so. This is a violation of the constitution in my opinion.
  • Brian on PA: Sex predator law challenged by Cosby to get court review@James Act 10 is applied expostfacto as well, all former Megan’s law were expired without saving clause, they think they can rewrite it and reapply it, but it won’t hold up in court, once my friend Terry hopefully is heard by PASC Act 10 will be no more. I don’t know how people are going to fight and win again see SORNA who are post ML meaning charged and convicted after 12/20/2012, that’s a whole different fight, but I think it is a fight that can and will be won, someone just has to decode the law and brake it down piece by piece, these laws are all bad and unconstitutional, they do nothing but harm people and their families, they say it’s for the public to be protected but it’s a hate list, public shaming,taring and feathering people and putting them on display for others to point and laugh at or harm them, it’s a feel good law for the sick politicians, the people who were all picked on and bullied as kids, now their getting back at people by making thses hate lists, they done care about public safety, they care about how much money they can get by passing these laws, the more people they get on the hate list, the more money thy earn.
  • Billy Jack on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerDear Janice and all, I applied today. Can ACSOL sue them?
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018Things that make you go "hmmmm", How is it that men and women on nude beaches, nudist camps, and clothing optional environments can expose their genitalia in front of minors and not be charged.
  • Worried in Wisconsin on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationI just sent in my passport for renewal early. My goal was to get the new passport with the IML marking now, so that when I get the visa I'm working on it will be attached to my new passport. I was worried that if the visa was attached to my old passport and it was revoked for not having the IML marking, I'd lose my visa and have lots of red tape to go through to get a new visa. So, I got the new passport today. Lo and behold, there is no IML marking. Since I've been sent to secondary screening each time I return to the US at passport control, I fully expected that I'd be given a new passport with the IML marking, especially since I'm on the registry with a minor victim. What gives? Perhaps it's because my state is not SORNA compliant? Perhaps for some reason I'm not on the Angle Watch list? Perhaps they just missed it? Perhaps I was supposed to fill out some special form? Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome. I'd love to just assume I'm lucky, but this is the kind of luck that's likely to kick me in the ass later on.
  • Worried in Wisconsin on General Comments August 2018I just sent in my passport for renewal early. My goal was to get the new passport with the IML marking now, so that when I get the visa I'm working on it will be attached to my new passport. I was worried that if the visa was attached to my old passport and it was revoked for not having the IML marking, I'd lose my visa and have lots of red tape to go through to get a new visa. So, I got the new passport today. Lo and behold, there is no IML marking. Since I've been sent to secondary screening each time I return to the US at passport control, I fully expected that I'd be given a new passport with the IML marking since I'm on the registry with a minor victim. What gives? Perhaps it's because my state is not SORNA compliant? Perhaps for some reason I'm not on the Angle Watch list? Perhaps they just missed it? Perhaps I was supposed to fill out some special form? Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome. I'd love to just assume I'm lucky, but this is the kind of luck that's likely to kick me in the ass later on.
  • David on General Comments August 2018Maybe check out volunteering at a local animal shelter?
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on England: York trainspotter wrongly branded sex offender on FacebookThis indicates a creeping emergence into public consciousness of the validity of a relativistic metric for judging individual legitimacy based upon the conjectured status of the subject. There is now a two-track system in which things which "normal" people do continue to be allowable (although subject to scrutiny to determine status) but that when done by "sex offenders" are regarded as investigation-worthy and legally actionable. This phenomenon has escalated with a really alarming speed that we should not see as having yet arrived at its logical conclusion. Most people are trapped in the moment however and fail to see where all of this is likely to end-up.
  • Worried in Wisconsin on General Comments August 2018I just sent in my passport for renewal early. My goal was to get the new passport with the IML marking now, so that when I get the visa I'm working on it will be attached to my new passport. I was worried that if the visa was attached to my old passport and it was revoked for not having the IML marking, I'd lose my visa and have lots of red tape to go through. So, I got the new passport today. Lo and behold, there is no IML marking. Since I've been sent to secondary screening each time I return to the US at passport control, I fully expected that I'd be given a new passport with the IML marking. What gives? Perhaps it's because my state is not SORNA compliant? Perhaps for some reason I'm not on the Angle Watch list? Perhaps they just missed it? Perhaps I was supposed to fill out some special form? Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome. I'd love to just assume I'm lucky, but this is the kind of luck that's likely to kick me in the ass later on.
  • TS on Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’sPuritanical Kansas...so pure that even the freshest of white snow is dirty in their eyes during the middle of winter and should be judged accordingly. So, should we judge people by who they room or share a home with now? What if it was a recovering addict with criminal offenses they committed while under the influence? Would Kansan judge him poorly as this person is working their way through to a better life? Is this person any different?
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Might have found it! You could start here: Publishing highly personal and embarrassing information about another, even if completely true https://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/digital-journalists-legal-guide/publishing-highly-personal-and-embarrassi Since it is not true that you are a RSO, you have a head start.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Janice has already said she fought these publication and was shot down. So I'm just fishing. Is it possible that inaccurate disclosure of public records is a violation of The Privacy Act of 1974? https://www.justice.gov/opcl/conditions-disclosure-third-parties Maybe it is wrong for the DOJ to allow the inaccurate dissemination of its database. Maybe that is why it now requires a Captcha, probably to block spiders and bots, but too late.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018There is also this: Constitutional Challenge to California’s Background Check Law Rejected By Mark S. Askanas August 25, 2015 If a background check includes information about a job applicant’s character, California’s background check law applies, the California Court of Appeal has held, rejecting an employer’s challenge to the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (Cal. Civ. Code § 1786 et seq.) (“ICRAA”). Connor v. First Student, Inc., No. B256075 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 12, 2015). https://www.jacksonlewis.com/publication/constitutional-challenge-california-s-background-check-law-rejected
  • AnotherAnon on Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’sNote the covert accusation when responsible journalism would clear it up. Does the RC actually live there? Do children live there? Did the "journalist" try to get a comment from the candidate? Should there be a law against living with an RC? And what does this mean? "Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement." Sound like it means, could be gossip, but we don't care. And there is this: "I can’t take credit for the photos. They were brought up in a Facebook group..." Why not name the group? Especially since comments are not allowed for this article.
  • AO on England: York trainspotter wrongly branded sex offender on Facebook"While the member of the public was right to call the police about suspicious behaviour, uploading a photo of him and wrongly calling him a sex offender was extremely irresponsible." So it's fine if the same thing happened to an actual RC? Because that's how this quote comes off.
  • E on AK: Court – Some sex offenders don’t have to registerWow. An actual newspaper includes a line like this? “At the time the Legislature created the registry, it was believed that sex offenders were much more likely to reoffend, and thus public awareness of sex offenders was a matter of public safety. Newer studies, including at least one published in Scientific American, have cast doubt on that idea.”
  • AnothefAnon on General Comments August 2018My sister discovered homefacts.com is tripling the convictions it lists per offender. That is libel. There is also a failure to list the conviction date.
  • ML on General Comments August 2018I am no longer registered in any state. Is there anything that can be done about Homefacts, Mylife, Instant Checkmate and other similar sites that continue to list me falsely? Any court cases of any relief?
  • Tim Moore on Australia: _____loses bid to halt deportation over criminal convictionsEngland sent convicted people to the colonies, because the numbers of laws created too many prisoners for the economy to handle. They used to just hang the extra, but since the new world opened up, exporting them made the leaders feel more humane and enlightened. Besides, going to the colonies was often a death sentence because of the wilderness. Now where are countries going to send their criminals? No country is an island anymore. If they send a dispised one back to England, England can send their despised Australians back to Australia. Who ever truly gains a safer country this way? It's almost comical.
  • Tim Moore on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeThe bully's Achilles heal is to be shamed in public.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018If you know the case number you can ask the court clerk for the case record. It will cost by the page. It doesn't seem these would be expensive due to being brief. If you don't know the case number call the court clerk and ask how to find what they need to lookup the case. Clerks are usually very helpful. Of course, if you know anyone removed, you could ask them for their case number, or if you only know their name, that could help narrow down the record. This might help you get started. https://www.courts.state.co.us/
  • Anonymous on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby home“. . the courts in the Jones cases have declared her a government actor and therefore shes probably subject to foia…“ Private she says? LOL. But she knows how to corrupt .err, play the system, so she won’t be required to comply with foia.
  • Mark on General Comments August 2018How does one find the transcript of court cases for people who have been removed from Colorado registree?
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018I can see issues with the Nov. elections. That will be the time that politicians will be focusing on the " violence" and " keeping our children safe" . with that they like to talk about stiffening penalties for offenders. Always a good sell for ignorant voters. On another subject, I read article about an MS 13 female that recieved 6 yrs for her part in murdering a 15 yr old girl. Yet a man in a local SAA group was just sentenced to 6 yrs for touching a minor. My confusion is , isn't murdering a minor a LITTLE more hennous than touching a minor inappropriately? BTW, he was a swim coach and I am sure this is a response to the current issues in the news. The MS 13 girl will do maybe 3 yrs and be deported. This man will do all six, be on god only knows how much parole, a lifetime registration, and everything else that comes with this. This is beyond injustice. This is absurd.
  • James on PA: Sex predator law challenged by Cosby to get court reviewWell as of now Act 10 is unconstitutional for the fact they are trying to cram old Megan's law and Sorna together once again. The facts is the they have people registering before Dec. 20th 2012 and post Dec. 20th. They are trying to have their cake and eat it too. I am challenging the law myself due to Constitutionality of how it's written. As of right now PSP has failed to update the website, failed to set up pre Dec. 20 phone line for individuals to call for updates, and removing existing info for people that was pre Dec 20th, due to the fact that old Megan's Law only required our address and schooling nothing else. I will continue to fight to change for our people. And too another idea I have in the bag is that Pennsylvania and other states has laws on Hate Crimes. Well having us labeled and etc isnt that a hate crime in its self?
  • Hysteria on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeIt was polite. I said I wasn't going to repeat all of the verified studies showing low recidivism, and how the registry has not only failed in it's purpose of safety, but caused the deaths of innocent mistaken identities. I said I was sure she already knew of these. I then asked why the sex offense group doesn't deserve the same chances at Rehab and fixing their lives afforded to other penal populations. I finished by siting an anti hate qoute from Maya Angelou.
  • Scotus Save Us Now on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeCan I ask what you wrote? You should let her know that the courts in the Jones cases have declared her a government actor and therefore shes probably subject to foia...
  • Jack on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeI disagree. Fascists never "wake up". They just need to be stopped by any means necessary.
  • Hysteria on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeFollow up: I got a response from an email I sent to Ahearn. There was no profanity or accusations in my email, just concerns stated about the direction she takes towards registrants in general. I was told that," This is a private practice and to refrain from contacting".
  • TS on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby home@cool CA RC Your closing statement is spot on, but these two parts here take away from the well intended effort of AA. "When people go to AA meeting what do they talk about? Drinking of course." "Then what do they talk about? How to avoid drinking!!!" As someone who has worked with recovering addicts, including alcoholics, and been to AA meetings to support them, this is but only part of the process for an alcoholic in recovery that is discussed in AA meetings. They don't talk solely about drinking but a multitude of topics during the meeting to meet the needs of those who are attending, e.g. drinking, triggers, life events, successes, failures, support for others, support by others, etc that surround the alcoholic. There is much more to the process which I will not expand upon here as this is not the forum, but would only ask that such minimizing not be made on such an widely known issue - addiction.
  • Jojo on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerI filled out the voter poll worker (paid volunteer) application, checking the Glendale box, and I got a confirmation number. I have lived/voted here for 22 years except when involuntary relocated and denied voting privileges. My voting was restored 10 years ago.
  • E @ Sunny on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerThanks for that explanation. I’ve been wondering.
  • David Kennerly is Frightening and High on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerIt's gotta be a multi-front war, Matt. We have many battles ahead and we need to get in the habit of mobilizing to fight them, big and small. This is important for another reason, too which is to demonstrate to the public that we are not going to roll-over anymore or perform their tricks on demand like trained circus dogs. No marginalized peoples have ever gotten anywhere without getting off of their couches and mussing their hair. This is just the beginning and we will become habituated to fighting this war and facing down our many enemies or we will lose. That's our only choice.
  • cool CA RC on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeWhen people go to AA meeting what do they talk about? drinking of course. Do they talk about how to make a whiskey still? No Do they talk about how to get around the breath test? No Then what do they talk about ? How to avoid drinking!!! Why do people think RC will talk about how to kidnap a kid?
  • Anonymous on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationMuriel Please provide any official document that states after you leave the country you must inform anybody about Travel Plan changes. I have been told in Florida that they don’t care what I do after I am out of the country but must let them know about the first Intended destination. What I read is any intended travel must be reported 21 days notice. Plans change and I see no way to report to the state nor Federal once you are out of the country. I do not have a underage charge and also been told I am not under IML but Florida rules and Sorna. I also sebelieve nothing in any Florida law about a DMV visit just your local offender sheriffs office for out of country travel.
  • Sunny on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerThe point is to set a precedent that establishes registrants as a protected class, consistent with California statute prohibiting the use of the Megan's law website for employment, etc. LA and OC are blatantly discriminating against registrants in violation of the law. We need actual registrants to apply in order to have standing in a lawsuit. A victory in this case could set a substantial precedent positively impacting our protected class status and ability to find gainful employment. This is no trivial matter. The outcome could benefit us all.
  • Sunny on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeI suspect most of her neighbors likely view her as unstable or a local troublemaker. Usually people like this stir more than one pot. The best response we can hope for is that the public will regard her the way we view someone holding a sign on the street corner that says "The end is near!" We cannot silence such people, but presenting facts in a rational way can shift public opinion and render hysterics irrelevant.
  • Sunny on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeR M, you are correct. The vast majority of new sex crimes are committed by people with no criminal record. It's my understanding that even the pseudoscientific Static-99 predicts that, after a period of 10 years or so, a registrant is actually at a statistically lower risk of reoffense than a general member of the public.
  • mike r on Australia: _____loses bid to halt deportation over criminal convictionsAll these countries are just bowing to the US and parroting the political wave. Face it, there is no downside to passing as tough as you can sex offense laws. None, no accountability, no consequences, and the constitution is just an obstacle that they have to navigate around. And yes this country, and Australia were indeed founded by scandalous deviants that fought for what they believed in. Even if someone has bad character and have made a mistake they should not be defined by that one bad choice that violated some supreme moral code. And last I checked, at least not yet, bad character isn't illegal.
  • Anonymous on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeDon't want 5 sex offenders living near you? Simple: Abolish the registry. There will immediately be zero sex offenders living near you.
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018Looking for suggestions as to volunteer work. I currently am a trail volunteer for county parks, but would like to pad my resume for what I hope would be a successful COR request.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Will there be a way to call into San Diego's meeting tomorrow?
  • Hysteria on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeBe glad we don't live there and are not in the immediate sphere of this woman's influence.
  • NY won't let go on Australia: _____loses bid to halt deportation over criminal convictionsAustralia and the US are stupid in the sense that they were technically founded by criminals and yet they have turned into something much worse
  • JoshB on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawHoly shazinsky! I know for a fact that I wouldn't be able to deal with any kind of Sex Offender Parole Supervision- they would have to find my ass!
  • j on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawThis is important is regards to CA revoking the right to seek a COA. At the time many of us were sentenced, that right was available. Somewhere along the way, probably influenced by AG and whatever hysteria fad was at the time, the state removed registrants' rights to apply for a COA. Clearly ex post facto punishment and flying in the face of empirical science. This should be challenged here in the basis that the right was removed or changed retroactively. Good luck.
  • Eric on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeJennifer and Thomas Gritz spend their evenings fear and hate mongering scouring the internet to feed hysterical fears about assumptions over people they know nothing about. Do they realize they are just pawns of the media and scurrilous politicians who want people to react exactly as the Gritz family is doing?
  • Anonymous on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeAhearn thinks that we don’t reoffend because she exists? Bwahahahahaha. I think this lady may be mentally ill and possibly corrupt in bed with the local government.
  • Hysteria on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeWhile I dispise her retoric and public shaming of S.O.s for abvious personal gain. Slansering her puts us all on the same level. I choose to contact these individuals whenever possible and point out other opinions. I can only hope that if enough people do this, there might be an "awakening" of sorts. The people that follow them blindly aren't worth the time it takes to expain how blind they actually are. Narrow your focus to the cause of the public's viewpoint.
  • AO on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@Someone Who Cares - The restriction for us on Megan's Law website is the actual search function of RC's. We're not allowed to look up anyone, including ourselves (you'll see the warning regarding this when trying to access the search portion). But the rest of the website is fine to access and has a lot of information and forms, including the Internet Exclusion form. It's REALLY stupid law considering that there's a million and one 3rd party websites where we can access this information if we wanted to "team up" to be bad with other RC's. But the one place where the information is supposed to be accurate and often isn't, we're legally barred from verifying it unless we jump through stupid hoops like having your spouse or friend access it for you while you're standing over their shoulders. I'm guessing it's one of those rules they never revisited and enacted before before such information became mainstream.
  • TS on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationIs there a numbered line or take a number category for notifying the FLA DMV of a travel change to previously notified travel or is it just "other "? (Sarcastically rhetorical, people)
  • E @ TS on General Comments August 2018Thanks TS. Cool to hear Paul D in action. I've heard him speak a couple times, but never in action in front of a court. THANK YOU, PAUL DUBBELING, FOR HELPING US IN THIS CAUSE! I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PASSIONATE DEFENSE OF THE CONSTITUTION--AS WELL AS FAIRNESS AND DECENCY.
  • AJ on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@someone who cares: You're exactly right, "should" means it's encouraged, but not mandatory. In a former job, we had all sorts of regulations from the Government. There were "should" items, meaning it was considered a best practice and was encouraged, and there were "shall" items (which later became "must") that were mandatory. For the reasoning behind the change from "shall" to "must", we were told "shall" can be interpreted as less than mandatory, i.e., "shall we go?" or "I shall check on that for you."
  • R M on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawI was convicted in NJ in 2000 and subjected to CSL (community supervision for life). CSL is not parole per se but is "as if on parole" which is exactly like being on parole. I got out of prison in 2002. As a level 1 risk, I can petition the court after 15 yrs provided I commit no "crimes". Unfortunately, I committed a violation of "special conditions" imposed on me by the court at the time of my sentencing (having ADULT nude pictures on my computer). I could have been sent to prison for up to 30 yrs but got 1 yr probation. Also unfortunately, the offense in 2008 "reset" my 15 yr of no crime clock, so that added 6 yrs to my CSL. The conditions of CSL and the subsequent PSL (parole supervision of life) are there only to make one fail and provide "safety" to NO ONE. I'm glad the new law isn't retroactive, but still... I am on "parole" now an additional 6 yrs until 2023, because I admire adult nudity. Which, btw, isn't against the law for people without a sex offense in their past.
  • Jack on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeParents for megan's law is a fascist organization and should be considered a hate group.
  • nylevel1 on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeWhenever I see Laura Ahearn from Parents for Megan’s Law protesting I always think the 'Lady doth protest too much' although she is not a lady why is she always protesting? Does she have a guilty conscience? Is she trying to hide something? Does she have children or perhaps a Girlfriend? Is she a victim and has not sought treatment? She's a Republican platforming an agenda that is attractive in Suffolk County (more blue collar and right wing than you'd think) and earns her CRIME VICTIMS CENTER cash. She publishes the names of donors so those not on the list get scorned at the A&P and the Rotary Club. She undermines the legal law and authority concerns, hires off-duty police and offers employment to retired police officers. Where else does this happen in the US?
  • R M on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeIt's so ironic how people live in fear of people previously convicted of a sex offense as 95+% of new sex crimes are NOT committed by people convicted of a sex offense. This family (and many others) is in fear only because they've become brainwashed by gov't and media with their lies and unwillingness to open their eyes to the truth. Gorilla on the basketball court syndrome.
  • R M on General Comments August 2018Great video, Paul did an outstanding job. Doe vs Cooper My comment: Only 1.3% of adult victim sex offenders go on to commit an offense against a child. Whoopee. So why punish the other 98.3% just to insure the “safety” of minors?
  • Anonymous on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeThe neighborhood of Shirley has a very, very high violent crime rate. Knife stabbing, heavy drug sales & use, DWI’s with children involved, very dangerous armed robberies. children with extremely disfunctional parent. It’s a friggin nightmare. But Ahearn can’t make money off of that. Maybe she doesn’t have the time. While the safety of their children is paramount, and they should take precautions, the neighbors in this story are extremely misguided. They’ll be sorry when they end up on the wrong side of a criminal and I would bet it won’t be by a guy previously convicted of a sex crime.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018A very interesting case. The court said, "I'm going to issue a certificate of probable cause upon application. There are legal issues that I ruled upon which are worthy of appeal." https://www.leagle.com/decision/incaco20170224023
  • FinallyOffRegistry on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationTo: NoOne....... I would get every that has been said to about the situation in Writing from those official offices and signed by the person from the office, etc. IMHO you need to CYA because someone or some local agency may "detain first, figure it out later" and simply telling them "well I called and this is what THEY told me" may not be enough to unwind the pickle. Just a forethought.
  • Hysteria on Australia: _____loses bid to halt deportation over criminal convictionsThese countries are essentially purging to attempt to create pure societies. Ironic that a country built on convicts is treating others this way. Moral character is the new catch phrase used. This can be placed as an obstacle for literally any reason not to allow a person entry. Yet most officials are the sludge at the barrel's bottom when it comes to morals OR character. Just look at what we have in charge.
  • AnotherAnon on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeExactly, if I rent a room in a house, do I tell the renter that I'm registered? If so, doesn't that imply I agree with the public registry as a matter of politics? Maybe not wanting to inform the renter is a free speech statement. On the other hand, if I rent a room, aren't I putting the renter at risk of vigilantism? Does the renter have the right to know of that risk? Again, if I inform the renter for his own safety, isn't that implying I support the public registry? * I just read a California court ruling dealing with failure to notify the current jurisdiction and failure to register at the new jurisdiction. The court found the reason was to avoid monitoring by police at both jurisdictions. Bullshit. The above reasons are a more likely factors for wanting to escape the registry. The police have never knocked on my door because of a current crime like what happens in the movies when they round up the usual suspects (RCs). * I would not rent a room if minors were in the house. I mean, doh.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Two too many if you count Thomas, Alito's twin.
  • USA on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationGreat comment David. You sound like a real team player. I do live in OC! It takes no less than 30 mins to drive down to Santa Ana. We have something called traffic. Furthermore, by the time you park/wait in something called a lone/wait some more after you fill out the paper work, it’s at least another 30 mins. When I register, it takes no less than 1 hour once I arrive. You can process this anyway you desire/you seem like you like to control things, but the website states the place of registration has a form or document. I would prefer to receive some form of documentation. You can reply back and argue how correct you are, but these are facts. I haven’t read anything about registered mail etc, but you must know something everyone else doesn’t. Thanks
  • Steveo on General Comments August 2018This is sort of a rant about people who rant. . I just saw that NARSOL felt the need to defend its self on Twitter, because of the claims that some people were making saying that they collected funds, but they weren’t pursuing going after the IML aggressively enough, or any of that. I also see people ranting about that on here from time to time, bitching about why no one is going for the brass ring that will just put an end to this registry, and all of that. I know that all of us on the registry will have to admit that we have done some stupid things before, otherwise we wouldn’t be in the situation we are in, but I just want to tell these whining ranters who are continually critiquing everyone else that nobody really cares about your rant, nobody thinks you are smart, and we don’t find your points to be compelling. You’re like those annoying people in movies where when everything is going bad, there’s always this one guy who thinks he is smarter that everyone else, and that nobody else is doing things good enough or right enough for him, and you just can’t wait for the monster to eat this character, or for someone to just give him an attitude adjustment or something. . I hate saying all this, I really do, because I believe that we’re all here to encourage each other, and to help each other in this war we are in, but these intermural battles need to stop. If you think you are so smart, then hire your own lawyer. If you don’t have the money to, then you’re not smart enough or disciplined enough to have figured out how to make enough money, and you have no business critiquing anyone else anyway. . So, this is my “nice” level 1 rant. I have a pet peeve for whiners, and bitchers, especially ones that I’m convinced are dumber than they think they are. There are some good things going on, and a lot of people are working on things together and independently that are helping bring about those good things. We definitely have some momentum. What has happened in courts that has benefited us in the past 6 months or so is much more than an anomaly, it’s actual momentum. Keep working, keep praying, be patient.
  • David on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationIn FL, a registrant also has to notify the DMV?? WTF? Who else... local Health Department? Neighborhood Watch?? How about all residents living within 500 feet?? 😡 What f**king business is it of DMV whether I travel internationally or not? And if I don't drive and have no license, then what? 😡
  • PK on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawI'm thinking NY should be next. NJ and Massachusetts are right next door. I'm guessing that both of these decisions are at the State Level and not Federal Level through the Circuits?
  • Scotus Save Us Now on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeThe best part is the "overturned law" didn't limit the # of people who lived together, just how far from schools they could live once they finished parole or probation. If they are still on parole or probation there is still a limit. Also for you all you know this house is beyond that limit. The day Laura Ahern meets her maker cannot come soon enough
  • TS on General Comments August 2018Oops, minor operator error in not leaving the link as advertised. My apologies. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgEJ4W2L3vg
  • Muriel on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationThe registration requirements in Florida do state that if your travel plans change (for any travel that one must register for) it is required that you go back to inform the Sherriff and the DMV of those changes. And Florida has a 48 hour notification for anything more than 3 days
  • Laura on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeThis is why (if there has to be a registry) it should only be available to law enforcement. What if these registrants are living with a family or friend who isn't on the registry. Or perhaps a family or friend stops to visit one of these registrants. Now if any of the above comes to light then those people (if any) I have just listed will become a target of hate, solely by the ignorance of this reporter and couple.
  • cool RC on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeLaura Ahearn, from Parents for Megan’s Law, says the problem exists because the state Court of Appeals in 2015 shot down all laws restricting where sex offenders could live. It seems like YOU Laura Ahearn, IS the problem not the court.
  • CR on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@Redeemed1, I explained a 20 month unemployment gap by saying that I was trying out early retirement, and decided I wasn't ready for it yet. This worked for me because I was in my upper '50s at the time, so it was plausible. I did, in fact, retire from my previous job, but not because I wanted to. I was eligible for retirement with benefits by the time the company I was working for found out about my offense, which at the time was already 22 or so years in my past. So I was able to retire rather than be fired.
  • David on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@ USA: *confused* Your Aug. 7 Comment states "I reside in the OC....", then your Aug. 9 Comment states "Geez! If I drove down to OC this would be a 1.5-2 hour process. ..." Unless there are two different "USA"s posting these comments, I don't understand: Do you live in OC or not? And if you do, why would it take 1.5-2 hours to get there? And if you live 1.5-2 hours away from where you are registering, it seems you're putting yourself at great risk for a registration violation. I'm just saying. (As for the 21-day travel notification to your registering agency, ACSOL has a copy of the State form that needs to be completed and submitted. Perhaps you can get a copy of it, complete all the details, mail it in via USPS certified, return receipt mail to your registering agency.)
  • CR on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalGralphr is exactly right. An industry has been built up around sex offender compliance monitoring, providing services to the state or "services" to registrants that were forced upon us by the state. Anything that cuts into "offender" industry profits could reduce contributions to legislators re-election campaigns, eliminate jobs, reduce budgets, and so on. So of course, they won't apply the court ruling to anyone else until forced to.
  • totally against public registry on Australia: _____loses bid to halt deportation over criminal convictionsIt's horrifying what governments do to their own people. This man has lived in Australia almost all of his adult life and now he will be sent back to a country he doesn't even know or have any relations with? "Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said there was an "unacceptable risk of harm to the Australian community" if David Degning remained in the country." Is the word "unacceptable" a legal and factual word that the country and the courts stands by? Lots of crap is unacceptable but if it's not illegal or direct proven risk of harm, then let him live his life with his family.
  • Harry on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeThese parents should investigated for abusing their son, for not letting outside. Generally when parents do not let kids outside are child abusers. 5 RC's living the same house is about the best checks and balance one can get for re-offense prevention.
  • totally against public registry on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby home“It's the Assembly [Democrats] that will not allow suburban counties to have the power to be able to restrict where a sex offender can or cannot reside,” said Ahern. “Now, there could be 25 in one dwelling. It's an outrage.” Really? If the registry was abolished, these people would be able to work and have a place of their own to live in and not be huddled in one place..........as if these citizens on the registry really want to live in squalor and shame for the rest of their lives : (
  • someone who cares on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationUSA ~ I like how it says "should" notify the agency 21 days prior to traveling and "should" includes dates and places. That sounds different to me then "must". Also, it does not say whether it applies to registrants whose offense were not against a minor and who are not on the public site. One more thing, how is one to find out this information if they don't have a spouse as they are not allowed by threat of incarceration to access the ML site?
  • Relief on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@No One Knows the Answer- Congratulations on your removal in WA. Smart move to legally change your name. When you say 'no issues at the border' do you mean on Intl air flights? Or do you mean land crossing borders? It would be interesting to know for example, if the continuing TX listing would generate an IML notice if flying say to Mexico? Or any other restricting countries.
  • Gralphr on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalIts because of the money they make off the people forced to use them. They know a lot of people are poor or won't know of the ruling, so they'll play stupid until they're forced to take it off people. It's funny how the government will pass a law and say follow it or pay the price, but they have problems following it if it's not in their favor.
  • Two States East on NY: Couple raises concerns about 5 sex offenders living in nearby homeWhat entertainment ! I’ll bet most of the people see through this ploy of Ahearn making more money through her PFML Gov contracts, and the Republicans using political football to take control of the Democrat-controlled House. But that ain’t likely...
  • Henry on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawWhat about those who did not have a requirement to register at all. There was a time when there a person was just convicted of a sex offense and there was no 10, 20 or life time registration requirements. What's going to happen with those people in NJ?
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018The media is reporting that he was present during decisions concerning torture, but the info is being kept from release. Me does think he isn't a humanitarian!
  • Hysteria on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawAs more of these decisions are filed, they can be used as examples to other courts in arguements over relieving persons to register and easing restrictions. As funds become tighter, states will be looking for subtle ways to save money without completely eliminating the registry. Here in San Jose, Ca. The compliance checks are hindered by the fact that they only have 1 or 2 officers doing them. The city can't afford the overtime and officers are leaving the force. It all comes down to money, as governmental issues always do. As the national debt increases and there are fewer federal funds to assist states, municipalities will be strapped to enforce ordinances and laws that they see as a drain on resources. We need to hope the U.S. goes bankrupt!
  • mike r on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawExactly, retroactive or not, it's unconstitutional by being a state sponsored hit list, its excessive, arbitrary, based on false premises, and there is as near consensus as you can get when it comes to the efficacy issues.
  • USA on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationOkay I just went on (Ca) the Megan’s Law website. On supplemental laws, it states you must notify your registering agency 21 days prior? Geez. If I drove down to OC, this would be a 1.5-2 hour process. They are supposed to have a form! Read it!
  • USA on China: College pitcher with sex-offender past spurned in China, tooFYI: My offense was reduced to a misdemeanor and expunged in early 2000! Possibly the laws have changed now. Please refrain from providing legal advise.
  • Shawn on Living with 290: Are there any 290 registrant get off parole early ?Cool beans! It feels like things are moving in the right direction. I'm anxious to see how this plays out. Good luck.
  • Redeemed1 on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@No One Knows the Answer, I was curious if you knew why you are passing background checks now? Do you think changing your name did the trick? Or simply not having to register where you are now? I did my 10 years and am off here in OH but wasn't sure what a background check would show for me. Guess that I am still in the dark as to what expect. I've heard a lot of companies only go back 7 years, but not all. Also, does anyone have any advice in how to explain an unemployment gap? I am very well educated (in statistics/ data analysis) and have basically kept learning while biding my time until I was done with the registry, but not sure how to spin it if it came up in an interview. Thanks
  • AJ on General Comments August 2018@David Kennerly: I agree. I'm less and less impressed with Kavanaugh when it comes to his treatment of the citizen versus the State. He's no Gorsuch; he's more like an Alito, and we already have one too many of those!
  • no one knows on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationSEE BELOW... hope this helps: some questions, when you moved to wa what level were you? i am low level , but lifetime. how did you get off? --- I WAS LEVEL "N/A" IN TEXAS. I STARTED REGISTRATION IN 1996 WHEN THERE WERE NO ASSIGNMENTS, THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS LOW/HIGH, ETC. I HIRED AN ATTNY AND WENT THROUGH A ONE YEAR PROCESS OF GOING TO COURT TO FILE A PETITION TO GET REMOVED just because you are listed in texas, does not mean you are registered there. you now reside in wa. does iml still apply since you are no longer registered? - I HAVE NO IDEA IF IML APPLIES. SINCE I AM NOT REGISTERED ANYWHERE, I DONT THINK SO. I CALLED TXS DPS, THEY CONFIRMED, I HAVE NO DUTY TO PROVIDE ANY DETAILS OR REGISTER WITH THEM SINCE I MOVED OUT OF STATE. HOWEVER, MY INFORMATION WILL BE ON THEIR SO SITE FOREVER ( HER EXACT WORDS) also, how does someone change name and get new passport, the old one has old name, birth has old name? - IT DOES NOT HAVE MY OLD NAME. my understanding is you can only register in the location you live, not where you used to live. i was told you are now deregistered in texas, and you have to register in where ever you move, so if you move again, do you have to notify everyplace you lived and say i live here now? - EVERY STATE HAS DIFFERENT LAWS, YOU ARE STATING YOU ARE LIFETIME BUT ALSO STATING YOU ARE DEREGISTED, PLEASE PROVIDE SOME CLARIFICATIONS
  • Steveo on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawWow, every time we turn around there is some sort of favorable ruling somewhere. I live in Texas, so I sort of doubt that the supreme court here will ever say that Ex Post Facto implementation of what has been done to us is wrong, or that registration is punitive, or anything like that. Of course a conservative and honest look at those things would bring a person to those conclusions, but as someone who leans to the right myself, I can tell you that conservatives are often not really conservative in their interpretations or honest about things that are inconvenient to what they want to have happen. I think our best hope is some sort of federal judgement in our favor. 3 or 4 states headed in the right direction really bodes well for that.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Table 1 illustrates that there were no significant differences in the sexual recidivism rates of those who failed to register and compliant registrants (11% vs. 9%, respectively). T here also was no significant difference in the proportion of sexual recidivists and nonrecidivists with registration violations (12% and 10%, respectively). https://ccoso.org/sites/default/files/import/FTR-SC-short-report.pdf
  • Greg on Living with 290: Are there any 290 registrant get off parole early ?According to your parole officer? KC says it’s not and proved it
  • AnonMom on General Comments August 2018My husbands attorney told us that he could have felony 311.11 reduced to misdemeanor upon completion of probation. Conviction was late 2017. I am so confused now.
  • Timothy D.A. lawver on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawEarly challenges to SORNA focused their efforts on EFFECTS when the appropriate tact is to question INTENT when no factual record exists. Janice Please focus on INTENT on IML challenges. Tax payer money used to protect foreign nations on their soil not U.S. soil. The notion runs antithetical to why government is formed therefore no justifiable constitutional position of duty exists. Just saying Best of luck. Tim
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@AJ Here is a YouTube video of Paul Dubbeling arguing for the plaintiff in Doe v Cooper oral arguments (audio portion only) for your listening leisure as you see fit. Fourth Circuit Affirms Doe v. Cooper Oral Arguments September 16, 2016.
  • Ron s on General Comments August 2018Mot Sorry just saw your reply. I don’t know if I should post his name publicly. Email me at myfatalist80 at yahoo and I’ll send you the info bud. If you have an attempted lewd acts it’s eligible for the expungement. However it’s not a wobbler and cannot be reduced.
  • j on CA: Scammers Target Los Angeles Registrants, FamiliesI would check with the local PD, then refer the scammer to call the main station and talk to the watch commander. Granted these scammers are read for anything and will call back impersonating the watch commander with a spoofed number matching the local PD. It makes me sick thinking there is hardly a way to fight these sickos and the anxiety they knowingly unleash this terror on registrants and their families. When they get caught, the PD might reach out for information but it is another gotcha because they know registrants probably, won't come forward. Shameful. You might want to call the local public defender to see if they are interested but know they might not even dare.
  • totally against public registry on WA: Judges Denies Lakewood’s Request To Stop Sex Offender RelocationGood for Judge Martin for ruling with common sense as appose to hysteria and fear.
  • Anonymous on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawThe court keeps using the word “Relief.” Relief from what? The restrictions that the registry imposes? Or do they mean the punishment of it? Or the burden or the vigilantism danger?
  • Tim L on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawI refused to plea in 1992 and demanded trial. So WI added me to their list anyway. They did so without my knowledge nor opportunity to contest the civil. Shameful.
  • AO on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration LawIn its decision, the Court acknowledged that the requirement to register for life places registrants in danger, including both potential criminal liability (for failure to register) and public opprobrium (shame or scorn). This in turn, “eliminates an incentive integral to Megan’s Law remedial purpose.” ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If the court acknowledges these things, why is the registration allowed to continue past supervision at all? Is it somehow okay to place people in "danger" who were convicted 1 day after these new laws were enacted, or even for those convicted decades ago and placed on lifetime registration? The legal system is incredibly confusing in its rational.
  • Teresa on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalThe guy in Raleigh who monitors the bracelets said today that offenders have to petition the courts. Why since it is unconstitutional. Total crap
  • Richard on NJ: Court Stops Retroactive Application of Lifetime Registration Lawanother small bite, of a large crap pie. Seems the momentum is east coast, some stronger beliefs, in the State and Federal Constitution . I am, in Mo. And Missouri, amended the state Constitution, in 2016 by vote that Constitutional prohibition against enacting a law retrospective in its operation applies only to laws affecting civil rights and remedies and does not apply to criminal statutes. State v. Honeycutt, 421 S.W.3d 410 (Mo.banc). http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/Consthtml/A010131.html So our fight on this would have to be in Federal court, I am not, educated in laws. It just seems to me that a lot, of time has been spent arguing the Constitutional aspects of the S.O.R with slow progress. There must be a way to combine all states to a federal challenge instead of 1 state at a time with 1 challenge. The Courts are fed up with trying to cover up what is obvious repeated punishments within the S.O.R, well just my thoughts!
  • i need a nickname on China: College pitcher with sex-offender past spurned in China, tooYou can expunge any crime except crimes involving sexual offenses. Maybe you meant that his record was sealed because he was convicted at the age of 16 years old. Now i'm not to sure about this one but i believe similar to expunges crimes of a sexual nature aren't sealed or he had to have been tried as an adult for it not to get sealed. My PO is Bugging the crap out of me to go back to the program even though i already did 64 sessions and last time i went to see the judge for my progress report i asked if i had to continue going and the judge said no that i had completed the 52 sessions they wanted me to attend and that the court was satisfied with that. Only problem it didn't get entered into the minutes so have to go back to court, but PO swears if I go back and spend more money that i barely have left to buy top ramen to eat everyday that i'll get off the registry. Whoopy do! I understand how many don't like being hung on a stick out there for anyone who wants to make easy prey out of them want to get off the registry, I not worried or bothered by the registry because what really matters is when your trying to get a job and they run your background, all you get is a letter saying we regret to inform you blah blah. whats the point of living if you can't even make enough money to at least eat once everyday. f**king Top Ramen again for dinner today.
  • David Kennerly's Government-Driven Life on General Comments August 2018My thinking on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has been evolving but has now come to a conclusion: he's no good for us. Deference to law enforcement and too-little concern for the rights of the accused makes him a distinctly inferior candidate to the now-seated Justice Gorsuch. Here are two links: "Popehat's Ken White: 'Free Speech Is in Just as Much Danger from Conservatives'" http://reason.com/reasontv/2018/08/08/ken-white-brett-kavanaugh-james-gunn?utm_medium=email /////////// "Randy Barnett on the Secret History of SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings: Podcast The libertarian legal scholar explains the post-Bork landscape and what might derail Trump's high-court pick." http://reason.com/blog/2018/07/27/randy-barnett-podcast
  • Janice Bellucci on ACSOL Meeting in San Diego on Sat, August 11We look forward to sharing information with folks in San Diego regarding the four positive court decisions issued in the last 10 days! We will also provide an update regarding the Tiered Registry law and the need to change it so that people convicted of offenses involving "child" pornography are moved from Tier 3 to Tiers 1 and 2 which is consistent with federal guidelines. Finally, we look forward to hearing from you and your family members regarding challenges you are facing. Hope to see you there!
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018From the jury instructions: 3. Update his or her registration at least once every 30 days if he or she is “a transient.” (See Pen. Code, § 290.011.) A sexually violent predator who is released from custody must verify his or her address at least once every 90 days and verify any place of employment. (See Pen. Code, § 290.012.) https://www.justia.com/criminal/docs/calcrim/1000/1170/ Uh, equal protection? How does that make sense? I do not see much challenge to the transient statute in case law, and nothing that attacks the vagueness of "shall also list the places where he or she sleeps, eats, works, frequents, and engages in leisure activities." WTF! How are these relevant to the offense? (Thinking of probation conditions.) Not to speak of the undo burden compared to parole and probation. Man, I really got spoiled by how easy it was for me to be compliant over the last 25 years of so.
  • mot on General Comments August 2018Please send me the name of the attorney who helped you; my lawyer said the 288(a) is a felony and cannot get expunged or reduced. Thanks
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Yeah, it is that fubared.
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018I'm trying to understand how to keep compliant if homeless. Maybe I need someone to access the registry and search for "transient" and go ask those in the know. Seems to me it is nothing more than the gotcha device and as the San Diego D.A. said, it is meant to incarcerate. The transient restrictions are far more restrictive than parole or probation restrictions. My bet is that transients are found non-compliant about 10 times more often than those who have a home. SCREAMING! https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1605175.html
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018Convicted of felony, reduced to misdomeanor after probation.
  • Hysteria on China: College pitcher with sex-offender past spurned in China, tooThe whole fiasco started because of a clerical error by the OSU campus police. They "outed" him because they said he had failed to register, which in fact he wasn't obligated to do. This is another example of how the registry will torment all put on it far beyond its legal limits. It gives anyone the ability to crucify you, ruin opportunities, and destroy your life, with zero repricutions on the individual.
  • AO on General Comments August 2018@NPS - I believe there's a year gap between 1203.4 being amended to include 311.11 on the no expungement list and 311.11 becoming a straight felony. If you look at the bottom of both of these sections, you'll see that 1203.4 amendment went into effect 01/01/14. While the amendment to 311.11 went into effect on 01/01/15. So those convicted in between can be charged/have it reduced to a misdemeanor but not have it expunged. However, that doesn't explain how a 2015 conviction resulted in a misdemeanor. Maybe they went with the date of the arrest rather than date of conviction? One guy in our rehab group spent just shy of 2 years going through the court process on 311.11. It would suck that had he taken the plea prior to 2014 that he'd have a much easier time clearing his record, but because of his lawyers didn't finish everything until 2016 (the lawyer was near retirement and was writing a book about this, and basically used the case for his personal gain rather then the clients. The final sentence ended up being the same what he could've gotten at the very beginning).
  • David on General Comments August 2018Isn't failure to register your vehicle in a timely manner equivalent to DUI Manslaughter requiring a felony charge with a mandatory minimum 10 year sentence? 🤔 Wait.... you mean, the S.O. Registries are the only administrative regulatory schemes that subject supervision-free individuals to felony charges and incarceration?? 😡
  • Tired of this on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationYep, happened to me. Lived in TX for a few months about five years ago (have some family there), then I moved back to my original state. Suddenly, about 3 months ago, for whatever f-ing reason, I appear on their website and it ranks high in Google searches of my name. Makes no sense, and it's infuriating because I now live in another state that doesn't publicly list me (for now, anyway).
  • Matt on General Comments August 2018Remember Congressman Mark Foley? 2005-ish. He was from Florida. He was responsible for multiple additions to the Adam Walsh Act, and he was hugely into new legislation to prevent CP. He also got caught trying to seduce multiple Congressional Pages, who were very young. They never prosecuted him because the leadership of the house of representatives would not allow law enforcement to gain access to all the records. Who was that leader? None other than Dennis Hasstert. This is one of many reasons why I think we need to rely more on courts than on legislators. They are all professional liars. Some of the ones who go out of their way to punish us have something to hide themselves. As for the subject of the article linked above, I think that thing has tremendous value to our cause. When lawmakers try to tell the press that the registry doesn't harm anybody, they should be shown that article. It's just dripping with irony.
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  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 201826 years to life for failure to register. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/16-55352/16-55352-2018-07-13.html
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018It is not still good law. The felony stays a felony? Yes, according to this court. So the Cal Supremes must have settled it sometime. https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2307417/people-v-prothero/
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Felony failure to register is a wobbler, so it can be reduced to a misdemeanor? Could be if this is still good law. https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/4th/51/528.html
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018Man convicted of failure to register as a transient after not registering shelter address. https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2014/b251154.html
  • TS on General Comments August 2018@Lake County Good to hear you are back home safely. Writing the Sheriff is a good idea to find out their action plan regarding your type of situation. It could certainly open the eyes of the others who may be involved, e.g. the school Principal, state level action, et al, to see what may be lacking (unlike FL and the Sheriff there when hurricanes came ashore...denied entry to main shelter and create their own RC shelter, even if that is the cty pokey).
  • AnotherAnon on General Comments August 2018The Board of Immigration Appeals considers failure to register a crime involving moral turpitude. So what other regulation violation is also a crime involving moral turpitude, I wonder? https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2014/07/25/3562.pdf
  • Will Allen on KS: Salina art organization directors resign amid concern over sex offender volunteerIt would be great if there were more comments at the source article! There is another article related to the Registries on the same website that it would be great if people would comment on as well: http://www.kake.com/story/38814252/escaped-rapist-back-in-custody.
  • Will Allen on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerTim Moore (August 8, 2018): You said, "I am most certain people think the only reason we would want to be poll workers is to gain access to victims." Truly, I think any people who would believe that "gain access" nonsense are stunningly stupid. But the U.S. is chock full of people like that today. The vast, widespread, rampant stupidity should rarely shock anyone any longer. You said, "People don’t respond to niceness from registered citizens" and "They only respond to consequences." THAT I believe 100%. Personally, I'll build my own empire full of good, decent people. I will ensure that "people" who support Registries are excluded, marginalized, ostracized, and the quality of their lives is lowered. They will reap what they sow.
  • JM on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notification@No One Knows the Answer: Hi! May I know how did you legally changed your name if you have/had a sex offender or a lifetime registry in Texas? Also, may i know what is your Risk level in WA? Did WA re-classified you when you transferred to their state from Texas? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.
  • NotFree on General Comments August 2018someone who cares, Hysteria, NPS... thanks for the replies. NPS, I've seen your posts on these subjects before and I don't think I'm smart enough to do it all on my own as you did, but it's good to know it's possible 🙂 Also good news about the house situation. Like I said, we don't have AC now and this summer has been killer. With the felony on my record I don't feel comfortable enough trying to rent another place so buying might be the answer. We are actually pretty close to being in a position to buy again thankfully, work has been good to me during this whole ordeal. Worst part is we had just sold our house when this whole thing happened and were about to close on our next... had to cancel that sale and use the house proceeds for lawyers instead. Sucks. Thanks again guys.
  • texas on Case Spotlight: International Travel Notificationsir some questions, when you moved to wa what level were you? i am low level , but lifetime. how did you get off? just because you are listed in texas, does not mean you are registered there. you now reside in wa. does iml still apply since you are no longer registered? also, how does someone change name and get new passport, the old one has old name, birth has old name? my understanding is you can only register in the location you live, not where you used to live. i was told you are now deregistered in texas, and you have to register in where ever you move, so if you move again, do you have to notify everyplace you lived and say i live here now?
  • R M on General Comments August 2018Georgia inmate's death considered possible homicide "(WTXL) - The Georgia Department of Corrections has launched a homicide investigation after an inmate was found dead Wednesday morning at the Valdosta State Prison." http://www.wtxl.com/news/georgia-inmate-s-death-considered-possible-homicide/article_2aa95152-9ba3-11e8-a539-6706e385e4bf.html
  • No one knows the answer on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationYes CR, Texas will keep you on their site even if you move I changed my legal name and have no duty to provide this information to Texas. So they dont have my current name on file. In addition, I have a new passport with my new name and since Texas never took any passport or immigration information ( as required by SORNA), I have never had any issues at the border. Hell, I even pass background checks for jobs now. I have a new identity and new life. Texas can do whatever the hell they want with my information
  • No one knows the answer on Case Spotlight: International Travel NotificationI moved to WA, petitioned to get off the registry here and am not registered any longer However, since I had lifetime registration in Texas, I am on their site for live. It states (out state- WA) on the texas site I will be on there site for life as will anyone else who has lifetime registration reqs.
  • New Person on General Comments August 2018Reading 17b carefully, specifically 17b(3) doesn't involve any discretion by the courts: (3) When the court grants probation to a defendant without imposition of sentence and at the time of granting probation, or on application of the defendant or probation officer thereafter, the court declares the offense to be a misdemeanor. 17b(3) states upon application of the defendant thereafter (successfully completing probation), then the court DECLARES the offense to be a misdemeanor. I don't comprehend the necessity of petitioning when it reads the misdemeanor is automatic and no discretion is involved. The discretion is only involved in levying "probation to a defendant without imposition of sentence". That's the only time a judge can weigh in discretion upon this scenario.
  • B Wat. on General Comments August 2018Ok, thanks I’ll start working on the 17b.
  • NPS on General Comments August 2018@Hysteria All CPs became straight felonies and were no longer eligible for expungement after January 1, 2014. How were you convicted of a misdemeanor in 2015?
  • Tim Moore on General Comments August 2018Glad to hear. Write a letter to the principle of the high school. I would like to know his or her view on putting you in danger of burning up by denying you shelter, and for what reasons.
  • USA on China: College pitcher with sex-offender past spurned in China, tooWow! I’m confused. This is disturbing. I was under the impression that his offense was expunged and he no longer had to register? Yet, they are still holding this against him? My relative plays baseball and the competition is fierce! OSU is one of the top tier College Teams. So, it’s disturbing to think that while he is no longer required to register, this expunged offense still follows him around!
  • Tim Moore on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerI am most certain people think the only reason we would want to be poll workers is to gain access to victims. I think disrupting their gig is showing we are also capable of political action. People don't respond to niceness from registered citizens. They interpret it as deception. They only respond to consequences. That seems to be the reallity at this point. Hopefully, when more people recognize we are not playing into their myths, then they may be open to seeing us as individuals, as nice people, with families, friends and hopes just like anyone else. But now we are having our lives continually disrupted for a falsehood.
  • MatthewLL on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalThis case is definitely special. I loved the part where to court said the State had one chance to prove the offender was a candidate for wearing GPS. Absent evidence presented by the State at the trial court, the appeals court vacated the order to wear GPS and they will not have another chance to put an ankle bracelet on him. Another point from the decision I think is interesting. The Court said they do not rely on the Static 99 alone, that there needs to be other evidence to show the offender is a risk to the community. This is great Yes, this is indeed special since it came out of NC. I wonder if the State Supreme Court will take and f*** it up.
  • Greg on Living with 290: Are there any 290 registrant get off parole early ?Quick update: I started my 602 process today, we will see what happens. This one went to case records in Rancho Cucamonga
  • joe on Living with 290: Are there any 290 registrant get off parole early ?I'm being told 10 year parole is mandatory
  • Hysteria on China: College pitcher with sex-offender past spurned in China, tooWhich media? The "fake" one or the "real" one. 😁
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018Jan 2015. It just doesn't make sense why a misdomeanor isn't expungable. I wonder if at 10yr mark if I get off list if they would then expunge it. I know a lot can happen in next 6 yrs, but it seriously hurting opportunities to move forward. It seems so arbitrary to me. One day yes, the next day no. But same offense.
  • Lake County on General Comments August 2018Well this fire turned out to be California's largest fire ever and our 4th year of major fires. We do not yet know how many homes were lost, but it is less than previous years. No lives have been lost this time. Finally the evacuation ended a few hours ago. It was so nice to get food and drink (Bourbon). I'm planning on writing the Sheriff to ask him what I should do in the future. With all these CA fires, the next one is not far off. This was our second fire in a month. This current fire is not fully out and I can hear helicopters still dropping water near me. But I am safe and have some needed supplies now. Thanks for everyone's concern.
  • Brian on General Comments August 2018Bruce I love it, we could do that to a few thousand politicians, that would be so awesome, even though I’m currently off the reg that would be a good laugh to see a few of them gat a taste of their own medicine, maybe they would change their minds a little bit on how SO laws are just passed without any fight what so ever.
  • Gralphr on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalThis is great news. My wife wanted us to move to NC but we decided against it since the police claimed I would have to wear one. Let's see, I've been out over 10 years for a nearly 20 year old sentence and all of a sudden I need to wear a monitor!? No thanks! I have kids and it's bad enough they have to put up with my current registry nonsense let alone adding something else!
  • PK on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices Unconstitutional@Joel "Here’s the absolute best part of this: In addition, the Court cited favorably a recent decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals which held that social science, scientific research, or legislative findings were required in order to uphold another type of sex offender law.” I would agree;
  • I need a nickname on China: College pitcher with sex-offender past spurned in China, too“And obviously this accusation came out. So we immediately put everything on pause, as we should, to gather facts, gather information.” uh huh. Because someones past really determines how well they are going to perform as a player. what is it with these pansy ass pr people and image.
  • NPS on General Comments August 2018That's a good question. It was my understanding that a case should be expunged as a misdemeanor. If one doesn't file a 17B, what's expunged is a felony. I would think it's too late to file a 17b after the 1203.4 It may not seem a big deal since the record is expunged, but as RC, it IS a big deal because it could be the difference between being publicly listed and not being publicly listed. And now with the tiered registry, it may be a difference between a Tier 1 and Tier 2. Unless it's a CP offense, then it would move from Tier 1 to Tier 3.
  • cool RC on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalI am waiting for “The Court’s decision is based upon the state government’s failure to prove that Megan's Law is ‘effective to serve the State’s interest in protecting the public against sex offenders.’ ” Can this happen? What do we need to do to make this happen?
  • AO on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices Unconstitutional"In addition, the Court cited favorably a recent decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals which held that social science, scientific research, or legislative findings were required in order to uphold another type of sex offender law." This should be carved in stone and embedded behind 10" of bullet proof glass for SO laws and every other knee-jerk law that further curtails peoples rights and criminalizes completely crime free actions.
  • David on General Comments August 2018😆 Hilarious!! Sympathy?...ZERO!!! 😏
  • Someone who cares on General Comments August 2018B what ~ it would be better if you got your felony reduced to a misdemeanor prior to getting it expunged but some judges won't do that. Then you will have an expunged felony rather than an expunged misdemeanor. It's still better than not getting it expunged. Always try to have it reduced first and most attorneys will do that anyways but as I mentioned before, the reduction is at the discretion of the judge. With an expunged felony, you will still not be able to carry a fire arm for example. Bottom line, try to get it reduced first, but if that doesn't happen, get it expunged as a felony. The cost should be the same and it's worth a try.
  • Joe123 on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalWhat a win! Massachusetts and North Carolina this week! Here's the absolute best part of this: "In addition, the Court cited favorably a recent decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals which held that social science, scientific research, or legislative findings were required in order to uphold another type of sex offender law."
  • Karl Hanson's Fortune Telling Crystal Ball (insert 25¢) on CA: Did California Authorities Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?@Jon, Personally, I would not mind Joe. Many of my objections to the Static-99R scam have been criticized by him. Joe seems to make the assumption that everyone who dislikes/opposes/hates the Static scam and/or Karl Hanson is simply "ranting" or are the same person. Also, where did Joe get the impression that the Static-99R is "good for 10 years max?" In no uncertain terms, the Static-99R Coding Rules clearly states that "Static risk assessments estimate the likelihood of recidivism at the time of release and we expect they would be valid for approximately two years." pg. 13. http://static99.org/pdfdocs/Coding_manual_2016_InPRESS.pdf Of course, Karl Hanson will one day rewrite his "coding rules" to fit the appropriate narrative of his puppet masters.
  • AO on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their Favor@Mr. D - I and I'm pretty sure everyone here hopes that you're correct. Only time will tell how strict they'll make the release qualifications and process. I'm sure the first year, if not longer, will be fairly chaotic for everyone. It'll probably take some time and many lawsuits to really finalize everything. But hopefully all the very positive progress that's been happening elsewhere will leak into CA. Or better yet, all the way to SCOTUS and have the whole damn thing struct down.
  • David on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalWow! This is great! And the court's reason is excellent:  "The Court’s decision is based upon the state government’s failure to prove that GPS tracking is 'effective to serve the State’s interest in protecting the public against sex offenders.' " 👍 Now, if they would just rule that the Registry is unconstitutional and does not serve the State’s interest in protecting the public against sex offenders!! 👍
  • AO on General Comments August 2018@Hysteria - How new are we talking here? CP possession offenses starting from 2014 are on the no expungement list. But any before that are grandfathered in.
  • HOOKSCAR on China: College pitcher with sex-offender past spurned in China, tooThis is what needs to happen to EVERY article. The facts and studies have to be addressed to the media. After all, the media has helped in perpetuating the lies. Correct the media any time we can. 1ant will not do damage, but a whole colony will. I always do. If I can get a contact email, I have responses saved for certain scenarios, I copy and paste and shoot it off. I always have included studies and facts along with an admonishment of their ignorance. Looks like the only way to change the minds of the sheeple is through the media.
  • Hysteria on General Comments August 2018Question: Does anyone know of a newer misdomeanor C.P. possession being expunged. I understand that they say it can't be done. But it makes no sense to me why a misdomeanor internet offense is not able but a physical contact offense is allowed. But then none of this nightmare makes sense!
  • MeMe on MO: Is your neighbor a convicted sex offender? Hundreds are missing in Jackson CountySo true! The registry actually prevents people from rebuilding their lives. It continues to punish people after they have served the handed down sentence for the crime. It is wrong!!! I don't agree with any type of sexual abuse or child porn. I have a friend who received what is called child porn, and sent a video to someone saying they were interested. He made a huge mistake, he was wrong...but this cost him his career, his dignity, self-respect, plus almost 4 years in prison! Now he will begin the difficult task of trying to find a place to stay while being on "the registry" Terrible way to supposedly rehabilitate and protect society.
  • B Wat. on General Comments August 2018If you have a 1203.4 do you need a 17b ?
  • Liz on Janice’s Journal: Register Today as a Los Angeles County Poll WorkerI enrolled as a poll worker today, and I got a confirmation number. I've been a CA registrant for 26 years, I'm eligible to vote and I always do in the primaries and major elections. I see no reason why L.A. County should hold back registrants from being a poll worker.
  • Scotus Save Us Now on NY: PFML sues a poor man from another state in retaliation for Internet commentsAny update on what happened with this Case and Derek?
  • Mr. D on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their Favor@AO - well I'm certainly not an attorney I believe the language as a relates to designate in tears has to do with the word conviction or convicted of. That being the case I don't see how anyone who's had their charges completely dismissed would not be at a minimum Tier 1. Now I could definitely see the state taking months and potentialy a year or more to try and figure out what tier to put somebody in who's had a complete dismissal and expungement. But if the state was to take an individual who had as I described above and place them in tier 3 I would believe that' would put somebody in an excellent position to pursue a lawsuit. I would especially like to hear Janice or Chance's opinion on this as well.
  • AO on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their Favor@Mr. D - "And for anyone who has a full expungement and dismissal I don’t see how they could possibly deny you." _____________________________________________________________________________________ Well right now, there's going to be thousands on people on Tier 3 with "expengments" and no way to move down tiers and/or be released. So I wouldn't be that surprised as CA's expungment holds almost no real weight when it comes to RC's.
  • Joe on CA: Did California Authorities Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?Nothing / no one is stopping you. Consider it. Do it. Let us know how it goes. Good luck.
  • Joe on CA: Did California Authorities Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?"We"? We who? The people reading this site? Janice, perhaps? Are you seriously so delusional that you think what they think or believe has any impact on anything? Please save your frequent and redundant rants for the people that matter. The California legislature. Maybe you spend as much time "educating" them as you do ranting here. Then again, I watched all the hearings in Sacramento and I saw no one testifying to make your point. Hmmmm... Risk assessment, when it comes to people is a crapshoot. We have no problem assigning risk on even less questions. For example, to charge the same auto insurance rate to a young man who never drinks and has been for 10 years driving the truck on his parents farm as the same age male who has been smoking pot and drinking whiskey for the same amount of time is absurd. The difference is that for insurance risk is dynamic and tailored to time and circumstances. The fact that the legislature is mis-using (with ignorance or malice) a risk (dynamic by definition) instrument that has the word "static' in its very title and states it is good for 10 years max is NOT its fault. I would strongly recommend you redirect your energies. From this web site to the legislature in Sacramento. From the actual instrument to its application. For the love of God.
  • Phil on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalIs there any evidence to support that any part of the SOR works?
  • NPS on General Comments August 2018Regarding mortgage/house I don't think it matters. I still got an FHA loan when I bought my house. There were absolutely no restrictions. As long as you have good credit and money, you'll be fine. The only I saw regarding "sex offenders" was a document stating that there may be a possibility of sex offenders living nearby and to utilize Megan's Law to see where they lived. This is included in all mortgage contracts. I just kept thinking about the irony of the whole thing. Here are documents encouraging me to utilize the site for my safety, yet I, myself, am an RC (unpublished), and I am barred by law to check.
  • Harry on CA: Did California Authorities Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?A defective product lawsuit against Karl Hanson should be considered.
  • Tim l on CA: Scammers Target Los Angeles Registrants, Families@wondering Robo-dialing yet another onerous iteration of the database. Entire YouTube channels are devoted to giving these jerks their comeuppance One such channel is named hoaxhotel. A must see for those interested in scammers and social justice.The One group of phone scammers operate out of San Diego. The guy wiped their system32 files while he's letting them ",fix" his virtual machine.The Cathartic to watch.
  • Harry on NC: Court Determines GPS Tracking Devices UnconstitutionalThis case is special since it came out of NC
  • Tim L on CA: Scammers Target Los Angeles Registrants, FamiliesSee scammers get their just due. Youtube: Hoaxhotel and enjoy.
  • Tim L on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their FavorNorm, (Mr Pattis I presume) The whole SORNA boondoggle was too plotted, planned & deliberate to be a product of insanity. Scape goats for surveillance saints plain and simple.
  • Jason on General Comments August 2018@Hysteria I feel you. I was once a respected citizen, I served my country in two wars at great personal loss, I served my community as a public servant, I was a police academy instructor in Dubai, and I was a member of a church. Then one day I lost it all because of mistake of fact and an expensive lawyer that gave me wrong advice. After I was released I found myself homeless living in a Walmart parking lot. I was broke, alone, no one would hire me, or take a chance on me being an RC. But you know what I didn't give up... first I found God, I accepted it, and I didn't let it define me as a person. So I found ways around the very people that wished to exploit my conviction. I started a company and work through the company's name and to be honest I make a pretty good living! I have a support structor of true friends, family and my new finance. So don't give up brother.... if you or anyone on here have questions on starting a business and working from home PM me at rusti_eodt@yahoo.com. I apologize for being boastful. God bless.
  • Jon on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their FavorI’m wondering the same thing too. If the ‘widely used’ Static-99 scam only uses 10 risk factors, then people are pretty limited in what they can change moving forward. You can’t do much to improve yourself so that any of the 10 risk factors go down. At least Massachusetts’ risk assessment takes risk factors that people can change present... and moving forward. You aren’t locked in the past with Massachusetts’ risk assessment; but with the Static scam—you are literally locked in your Static past! Either way I agree... do away with minority report bullshit altogether. We all know it’s junk science. - j.c.
  • NPS on General Comments August 2018I think it depends on your county. I filed an early termination of probation (as well as 17b and 1203.4) and it was granted. Five SECONDS later, the judge granted a hearing for reduction to misdemeanor and expungement. The hearing was 30 days out and my motions were granted. You don't need RecordGone. You can do this yourself (I did). It isn't too complicated.
  • Jon on CA: Did California Authorities Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?RE: STATIC 99R Outside looking in, it’s amazing to see how many people are willing to defend Karl Hanson and the Static 99 scam. I’d like to ask the question of how many people has Karl Hanson harmed in keeping his “data” a secret? If Hanson has harmed even one person through his sham of a “test”—either in the regular SO setting or even SVP setting—then I don’t understand all the hype and rock star treatment we’re giving this Karl Hanson character. How many times had the Static 99R been used to keep people indefinitely committed now and in the past—and how many times will it be used to hurt people in the future?! From what I’ve seen, maybe about half of experts have disagreed with the Static 99R. The other half of “experts” (“Karl Hanson disciples”) seem either deeply entrenched in the “treatment” schemes (think Sharper Future-type)—or are somehow pony to CASOMB/CDCR/DOJ/SARATSO. Yes, I’m thinking that even government grants are playing an incentive to have experts sellout in favor of the Static 99 scams. It’s sad to see the state that we’re in. We can’t even recognize junk science when it’s right in front of us. — j.c.
  • steve on General Comments August 2018This is the shit we should be concerned with not being a pollster IMHO. No disrespect to Janice and her team but too many are going to the abyss while we are fighting these fights that i'm not so sure are worth fighting.. Residency restriction fight... yes...being a pollster not so sure.
  • bruce on General Comments August 2018POETIC JUSTICE Paedophiles get revenge on vigilante who brought 28 sex offenders to justice https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/07/paedophiles-get-revenge-vigilante-brought-28-sex-offenders-justice-7807905/
  • Mr. D on MA: Court Recognizes Harm to Registrants, Rules in Their Favor@JonC - while I fully expect there will be examples across the state of California in 2021 of people who should be released from registration that won't be I also expect there will be plenty of success stories as well. A lot will likely depend on your behavior both pre-and post conviction as well as the county in which you reside in. And for anyone who has a full expungement and dismissal I don't see how they could possibly deny you.