CA RSOL Meeting November 8 in Sacramento
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CA RSOL Meeting November 8 in Sacramento

The monthly California RSOL meetings for November will take place on

November 8 in Sacramento 2993 Fulton Avenue, Suite A Sacramento, CA   95821

Meetings start at 10 am and are open to registrants, family & friends, professionals and… Read More >>

FL: ACLU Challenges Miami-Dade Housing Restriction Forcing Former Sex Offenders to Live by Railroad Tracks

MIAMI – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida filed suit against Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Corrections, seeking a permanent injunction against a housing ordinance that is extraordinarily difficult… Read More >>

FL: Inside Miami’s Hidden Tent City For ‘Sex Offenders’

In 2009, Miami-Dade County drew national criticism when reports emerged that more than 100 individuals on the sex offender registry were camping under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in the middle of the Biscayne Bay with the blessing of the corrections… Read More >>

NY: West Seneca Neighbors Dismayed Albany Judge Will Hear Sex Offender Group Home Case

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — The battle to move sex offenders out of a group home in West Seneca will continue in Albany. On Tuesday, the judge moved the case on the state’s policy on sex offenders and housing from Erie County Court to Albany… Read More >>

Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law

More than 100 Virginia teenagers are under investigation for sharing child pornography, even if they were simply sexting with their friends.

Teens sexting, or sending nude photos to a boyfriend or girlfriend, could end up facing felony charges.  … Read More >>

International Travel – China / Thailand

First, I would like to thank everyone for their informative posts regarding the denial of entry of ports of entry. I was convicted of a lewd offense (Indecent Solicitation of a Child; Felony) in July 2003. The offense involved talking about … Read More >>

County sued over sex offender ordinance

Seeking to protect civil rights for a “socially outcast minority,” the California chapter of Reform Sex Offender Laws this year has sued 22 municipalities for ordinances that the group contends are inconsistent statewide and unconstitutional,… Read More >>

MO: Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants’ past acts can be used against them at trial

The Missouri Constitution currently bars testimony that past acts show propensity — that the accused is likely guilty of the same crime again. Amendment 2 would alter that rule in cases involving child sexual abuse, including allowing … Read More >>

Fear the Bogeyman: Sex Offender Panic on Halloween

It can be said that sex offenders are the new bogeymen, mythical monsters invented to scare children into social order. People convicted of sex offenses, and subsequently placed on the public registry, are transformed into a concept of evil,… Read More >>

UK: Paedophiles who download images ‘won’t all be charged’

Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency has said.

Keith Bristow said expecting all the estimated 50,000 people in the UK who have accessed abuse images to be brought to justice… Read More >>

Jacques: Could your teen face child porn charges?

Michigan teens beware. An indiscreet photo on your phone or computer could land you in court as a felony sex offender.

Sex has always preoccupied teens. With the broad proliferation of cellphones and social media, however, young people have… Read More >>

UK: Anime fan convicted over illegal pictures of imaginary children

A jobless animation fan has made legal history as he was convicted of having illegal pictures of cartoon children. ____ ____, 39, is believed to be the first in the UK hauled before court over his collection of Japanese Manga or Anime-style images… Read More >>

Australia: Should sex offenders be allowed to fly?

LAST week the shocking case of a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted while trapped in a plane’s bathroom emerged. …

The horrifying case has prompted calls from an Australian aviation law expert for sex offenders to be added … Read More >>

Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

____ ____, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance with federal law, his name, photograph and home address… Read More >>

Don’t Water Down This Law [Editorial]

Along with big-time drug dealers and terrorists, registered sex offenders may constitute the most odious group of individuals with which society must contend.

But despite the disdain most people feel for them, a movement is afoot to strike… Read More >>

In defense of John Grisham

The Internet is enjoying a good piling on right now at the expense of author John Grisham. In an interview with the Telegraph, Grisham talked about over-incarceration in America. As part of that discussion, Grisham also mentioned that he thinks… Read More >>

Harvard law Professors Condemn Campus Sex-Assault Policy

A group of Harvard Law School professors condemned the university’s new sexual misconduct policy, saying it violates the rights of the accused and “departs dramatically” from current law. Full Article… Read More >>

Was John Grisham Right? How Child Porn Laws Fuel Mass Incarceration

Popular author John Grisham made headlines this week for speaking out against harsh sentences for child pornography, citing the recent prosecution of a friend for downloading child porn. His friend was sentenced to three years in prison … Read More >>

John Grisham: men who watch child porn are not all paedophiles [updated]

America is wrongly jailing far too many people for viewing child pornography, the best-selling legal novelist John Grisham has told The Telegraph in a wide-ranging attack on the US judicial system and the country’s sky-high prison… Read More >>

San Bernardino County sued over controversial sex offender ordinance

SAN BERNARDINO >> A civil rights attorney fighting for the repeal or revision of laws restricting the movement of sex offenders in cities and counties across California has sued San Bernardino County, challenging its ordinance. Full… Read More >>

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