CA RSOL Meeting – September 20 in San Diego
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CA RSOL Meeting in San Diego – September 20

On September 20th the monthly California RSOL meeting will be from 10 am to 1 pm in San Diego. The meeting will take place at California Western School of Law at 225 Cedar Street San Diego, CA 92101, Room LH2.

Registrants, family and friends,…

Shift scrutiny to Pierce County’s worst sex offenders

‘Sex offender” is a scary label. But it shouldn’t scare us into stupidity.

Roughly 2,400 convicted sex offenders officially live in Pierce County. By law, they must report their addresses to law enforcement, which maintains a public… Read More >>

Wasco sex offender ordinance adopted in 2007 thrown out

WASCO, Calif. – A sex offender ordinance in Wasco challenged by a law firm has been thrown out.

The ordinance adopted by the city in 2007 restricted offenders from getting 300 feet near of public or private places. This involved public… Read More >>

Canada: RCMP considers outsourcing creation of Harper government’s planned public sex offender registry

The Mounties are considering outsourcing the replacement and modernization of the national sex offender registry — and the creation of a proposed new public website —  to the private sector.

This is in advance of new legislation, … Read More >>

ID: How to guard against violent offenders (Opinion)

The tragic, horrific death of Nampa resident Selena Thomas has once again brought the uncomfortable topic of domestic violence to the forefront. It has also inspired the city’s former police chief and city councilman to call for the IdahoRead More >>

AL: Alabama pastor sues over closure of sex offender camp

An Alabama pastor who let convicted sex offenders live in a camp behind his rural church filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming a state law that forced him to shut down the operation violated his religious rights.

The American…

MO: Defense attorney raises concerns about Missouri proposal on evidence in child sex abuse cases

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense… Read More >>

General Comments August 2014

Comments that are not specific to a certain post should go here, for the month of August 2014. Contributions should relate to the cause and goals of this organization and please, keep it courteous and civil.… Read More >>

I was taking pictures of my daughters. A stranger thought I was exploiting them.

After my family arrives on the Cape May ferry for our annual vacation to the Jersey Shore, I take pictures of our two daughters on the ferry’s deck as we leave the harbor. I’ve been doing this since they were 3 and 4 years old. They are now 16 and… Read More >>

California passes ‘yes-means-yes’ campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt “affirmative consent” language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. FullRead More >>

LA: Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

Confusion, mis-information or no information continue to be a theme for Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton’s law on posting sex offender photos in schools where *kids* can see them.

At the end of last school year KTBS spot… Read More >>

MD: Weakening the Shield: Reforming Sex Offender Registry Laws for the Worse?

The sex offender registry has long been a system relied upon by the government to keep track of the residence and activities of sex offenders, including ones who have completed their court-ordered sentences. It is also a shield designed to … Read More >>

Liberty and justice for all – and yes, that includes sex offenders

As thousands of students poured through the Spine and milled about the Student Union on the first day of classes, phones and computers all over campus buzzed and beeped, announcing an incoming email that would set one of their classmates apart.… Read More >>

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, ____ ____ should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images. But ____ —convicted today in Nebraska on… Read More >>

Scotts Valley sex offender treatment center closes days before school starts

SCOTTS VALLEY >> A sex offender treatment center that drew the ire of some parents because it was located near Scotts Valley Middle School closed Monday.

The announcement came Tuesday on the eve of the first day of school in Scotts Valley,… Read More >>

MO: No place for sex offenders to go

Ol’ Chaplain Farris Robertson is at it again — housing multiple registered sex offenders in a residential Springfield neighborhood despite a city order to vacate. Attorneys with the city of Springfield, busy defending the city’s… Read More >>

Polygraphs don’t work. So why do we still use them?

The FBI gives a polygraph test to every single person who’s considered for a job there. When the DEA, CIA, and other agencies are taken into account, about 70,000 people a year submit to polygraphs while seeking security clearances and… Read More >>

MA: SJC upholds GPS monitoring of sex offenders

The state’s highest court has rejected a challenge to the state law that requires GPS monitoring during probation for people convicted of certain sex offenses involving a child.

The court said the law gave judges no discretion on whether… Read More >>

FL: Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting “To Catch a Predator”-inspired sex stings, but WTSP in Tampa has learned they may also violate longstanding… Read More >>

Child-porn sentencing questioned

Are federal sentencing guidelines for possessing child pornography too harsh?

Calling the guidelines “draconian,” U.S. District Judge James L. Graham has become increasingly vocal in his criticism from the federal bench in Columbus.… Read More >>

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