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July 27: International Megan's Law (IML) Protest in Oakland

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Public Safety Committee Approves Internet Identifier Bill (SB 448)

The Assembly Public Safety Committee today approved Senate Bill 448, which would require some registered citizens to reveal their internet identifiers to local law enforcement. Included within the bill are registered citizens convicted… Read More >>

Janice’s Journal: Incrementalism Provides Firm Foundation

I was recently introduced to the term incrementalism in the book, “Notorious RBG”, a biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The term means gradual change and it is the opposite of sudden, radical change.

According…

Senate Committee to Consider AB 2569

The Senate Public Safety Committee will consider AB 2569 during its hearing on June 28 which starts at 9:30 a.m. in Room 3191. If enacted into law, the bill would reduce the number of people eligible to apply for exclusion from the Megan’s… Read More >>

International Megan’s Law (IML) Protest – July 27 in Oakland

Join California RSOL in protesting International Megan’s Law (IML), the law to prevent Registrant international travel, at the U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, July 27, 2016.

The government has filed a motion to dismiss… Read More >>

Sex, Lies and “Severe Impact”: In Defense of Judge Aaron Persky

_____ ____ ____ was convicted of three felony counts related to his digital penetration of an unconscious victim behind a dumpster at a frat party and sentenced to a short six month period of imprisonment. ____’s sentencing generated… Read More >>

Indonesia Approves Castration for Sex Offenders Who Prey on Children

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, signed a decree on Wednesday authorizing chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders and requiring those released on parole to wear electronic monitoring devices.… Read More >>

RTAG’s International Travel Matrix

Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG – www.registranttag.org), an RSOL affiliate organized to protect the international travel rights for lawful travel of registrants, is putting together a travel matrix, to serve as a snapshot guide… Read More >>

NY: Sex Offenders Sue City, State

____ ____ needed to satisfy his crack habit. So he grabbed a sawed-off shotgun and robbed two women in the elevators of Brooklyn apartment buildings. During one of the 1985 holdups, he reached into a woman’s bra looking for cash, he said.… Read More >>

AZ: Sex offenders might be released by appeals court ruling

Over 500 accused sex offenders could be released due to a ruling by the Arizona Appeals Court. This is a move that has shaken up the state’s prosecutor’s offices. The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled a state law passed in 2002… Read More >>

NV: Amended lawsuit challenges Nevada law governing registration of sex offenders

CARSON CITY — An amended lawsuit has been filed challenging a 2007 Nevada law governing registration and community notification of sex offenders and seeking to block its implementation next month.

The lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Clark…

AR: School Checking Home School Residents Against Sex Offender List

For the first time any home in the Booneville School District where children are being home schooled is undergoing a check to verify no sex offenders live in the home.

Though the Arkansas civil code 6-15-508, homeschooling is prohibited in … Read More >>

VA: Virginia pulls 132 confined sex offenders from list of eligible voters

— State officials abruptly removed 132 sex offenders from Virginia’s list of eligible voters last week, reacting to the latest problem emerging from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping move to restore voting rights to felons… Read More >>

City of Arcadia Repeals Residency Restrictions

The Arcadia City Council unanimously voted on June 21 to repeal its residency restrictions. This action was the second and final step needed to permanently rid the city of restrictions that prohibited registered citizens from living within… Read More >>

WA: 17-year-old harasser is convicted of distributing child porn of himself

… E.G. was therefore charged for making the harassing calls and for “dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit activity” — essentially for distributing child porn of himself. Full Article

Opinion…

Long Beach Residential Restrictions For Sex Offenders to Be Amended After State Rules Buffers Unconstitutional

The City of Long Beach is amending the portion of its municipal code dealing with where sex offenders are allowed to live in the city, a move that comes as the city fights a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of its restrictions. Full … Read More >>

CT: Connecticut Is Rethinking Its Policies Toward Jobs and Housing for Sex Offenders

Before she started work at New Haven’s Columbus House as senior manager of housing services, Cathleen Meaden’s job was housing people whose crimes were seemingly unforgivable.

Her charges were people on the state’s sex offender registry,… Read More >>

MI: Mom wants sex offender boyfriend to spend time with kids

An unusual court battle is playing out in Macomb County.

A woman is fighting to allow her boyfriend to see her children but the issue is that the mom’s boyfriend is a register sex offender. Now the woman wants the judge to reverse the agreement… Read More >>

CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci sworn into the U. S. Supreme Court Bar Association

CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci was sworn into the U. S. Supreme Court Bar Association today.  As a member of that association, she is eligible to argue cases before the Court.


Why sex offender registries don’t work

“He is a lifetime sex registrant. That doesn’t expire. Just like what he did to me doesn’t expire, doesn’t just go away after a set number of years.” Full Article… Read More >>

Hundreds of child molesters arrested: ‘Operation Broken Heart’

We don’t have all the details yet, but one thing was certain Saturday: Hundreds of child molesters are off Southland streets after a massive federal and local law enforcement crackdown.

“Operation Broken Heart III” nabbed 238 suspected…

Janice’s Journal: A Man Committed Suicide

After being arrested for possession of child pornography, a man committed suicide yesterday.  We can only speculate why he would commit such a desperate act. Was it because he was also charged with “exchanging sexually explicit messages… Read More >>

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