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 >>

CA Supreme Court to Hear Residency Restrictions Case

The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 2 in Los Angeles on a case in which the constitutionality of residency restrictions have been challenged. Following oral argument, the Court has up to 90 days to render its decision.… Read More >>


A sex offender ordinance adopted by Los Angeles County is the subject of a lawsuit filed today in federal district court on behalf of a registered sex offender (“registered citizen”). This is the 25th in a series of lawsuits challenging… Read More >>

LA: Open Letter to Louisiana’s Sheriffs Regarding Halloween (ACLU)

NEW ORLEANS – The ACLU of Louisiana delivered an open letter today to all of Louisiana’s parish sheriffs, concerning regulation of the Halloween holiday. The letter reads as follows: Full Letter

In response to: Plaquemines placing…

MD: ‘Vigilante justice’ leads to prison time in fatal beating of sex offender

A 20-year-old Reservoir Hill woman was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for what prosecutors called an act of vigilante justice when she led a group beating of a sex offender that turned fatal. Her father was also sentenced to jail time… Read More >>

Collateral Consequences: Why Bar Sex Offenders From Business Loans?

February 2012 – The principals of a small business seeking government-backed loans expect to be asked about their commercial backgrounds and credit histories. They probably do not expect to be asked whether they are former sex offenders.… Read More >>

Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?

On Halloween night, Andrew will celebrate the holiday the way most married fathers do: He and his wife will go trick-or-treating with their two kids, who are nine and 12; maybe afterward, they’ll head to their church to finish off the night… Read More >>

DE: When Halloween fun is against the law (Opinion)

Halloween is a time for costumes, parties and seeking out some chills and thrills. It is also when sex offenders are placed in the spotlight as law enforcement, neighborhood watch groups and local media tell parents their little ghosts and … Read More >>

MS: Registered Sex Offender Emerges as Star College Football Player

A registered sex offender has emerged as a star player on a top tier college football team, resuming his athletic career after being expelled from the Air Force Academy where he was court-martialed for sexual assault.

No NCAA rule prevents …

NY: Nonprofit To Expand Nassau County Sex Offender Program

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Starting next year, the Long Island-based group Parents for Megan’s Law will begin monitoring the online activities of Nassau County’s registered sex offenders.

The monitoring will include tracking…

Halloween & Sex Crime: Myth vs. Reality

It is almost Halloween, and as we begin to feel a chill in the air in the northern hemisphere, we also feel the excitement of that annual ritual of trick or treating. But while children look forward to a night of ghouls, ghosts, goblins and goodies,… Read More >>

VA: revisiting penalties for teen sexting

RICHMOND — Should teenagers who exchange sexually explicit messages and photos face the same punishment as adults charged with producing and distributing child pornography?

The Virginia State Crime Commission is revisiting the teen… Read More >>

This is getting boring, but it’s Halloween again

I really thought this year was going to be different. Last year the “big, bad sex offender at Halloween” hype started as early as August and was in full swing in September. This year, all was quiet on the scare tactics front through… Read More >>

Prof. Alan Dershowitz: “Harvard’s policy was written by people who think sexual assault is so heinous a crime that even innocence is not a defense.”

It’s a great quote, and it appears in this week’s Time Magazine in a story about the letter published last week in the Boston Globe signed by 28 Harvard law professors voicing strong objections to the school’s one-sided,… Read More >>

The “Sex Offender” Regime is Cruel and Unusual Punishment

If it’s true that all seven of the football players arrested for hazing in the Sayreville, New Jersey, War Memorial High School locker room are students of color, that is one more reason not to prosecute them as sexual felons. I don’t mean… Read More >>

UK: Man Guilty of Owning Sexy Images of Cartoon Children (Opinion)

A man in Britain has been convicted for his fantasies.

____ ____, 39, was found guilty of downloading “prohibited images” of cartoon girls, some in school uniforms, doing dirty deeds. The fact that these manga drawings are available… Read More >>

AL: Schools adjust sex offender policies

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education made adjustments to its sex offender on campus policy to take into account laws that allow registered sex offenders some rights to visit their children at school. Full Article… 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 >>
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