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,… Read More >>

City to alter sex offender restrictions

STOCKTON – Seemingly without a say in the matter, and with a lawsuit filed against Stockton, the City Council appears likely tonight to repeal an ordinance that restricts some movements of registered sex offenders in places frequented… Read More >>

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER SUES CITY OF HESPERIA; 15thLAWSUIT FILED IN 4 MONTHS [Upated with Media Link]

Registered sex offender Frank Lindsay today challenged an ordinance adopted by the City of Hesperia which prohibits him and all other registered citizens from visiting public and private locations as well as residing within that city. … Read More >>

Opinion: Public sex offender registries, like one created with Megan’s Law, are often unfair and ineffective: magazine editor

Jacob Sullum, senior editor at Reason magazine, writes that sex offender databases are both over- and under-inclusive, and often fail to distinguish between dangerous predators and those with nonviolent offenses. Further, one survey … Read More >>

Opinion: Megan’s Law requiring sex offender registry reduces opportunities for sick people to hurt children: former NJ governor

Christine Todd Whitman, who was governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001, writes that she signed Megan’s Law to help parents know who is living near them so they can ensure their children are safe. While the law is not a panacea, it has helped… Read More >>

NJ: Parents of little girl who inspired Megan’s Law recall brutal rape, murder of their daughter 20 years later

Megan Kanka was raped and strangled by a twice-convicted sex offender across the street from her home in Hamilton Township, N.J., in July of 1994. Her parents, Maureen and Richard Kanka, pushed tirelessly for the law that alerts parents when… Read More >>

General Comments July 2014

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

AUS: Queensland sex offender register: Derryn Hinch to meet with Jarrod Bleijie

BROADCASTER Derryn Hinch hopes Queensland will become the first state to adopt his model for a US-style public sex offender register. Hinch said he was due to meet with Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie tomorrow to discuss his proposal to name… Read More >>

TX: Lewisville Loses Appeal on Sex Offender Ordinance

In a ruling released Tuesday, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court ruling from last year that had dismissed a lawsuit against the City of Lewisville over the constitutionality of a city ordinance restricting … Read More >>

CA RSOL Meeting in Los Angeles – July 26

The next CA RSOL meeting in Los Angeles will take place on July 26 at 10 am, at the usual location – the ACLU building at 1313 W. 8th Street in Los Angeles.

Registrants, family and friends, supporters and professionals are welcome to… Read More >>

WI: Sex offender law passes after CBS 58 Investigation

MILWAUKEE – Thanks to a CBS 58 Bottom Line Investigation Milwaukee now has a new sex offender ordinance.

CBS 58′s Investigative Reporter Sarah Barwacz brought the issue to lawmakers back in May after finding child predators… Read More >>

VT: Lawmakers not ready to post Sex Offenders’ addresses online

Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online.

State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be “favorable” before the … Read More >>

Sheriff’s officials conduct sex offender compliance check

Ventura County, Calif. – The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sex offender compliance check Saturday, officials said Tuesday. Full ArticleRead More >>

MN: The Minnesota Sex Offender Program, explained

Last week, inside a federal courtroom in St. Paul, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank heard several days of testimony from a team of experts appointed to review how the state administers its Minnesota Sex Offender Program — the subjectRead More >>

Sex Offender Registry Insanity

Writing at Reason’s Hit & Run blog, Lenore Skenazy passes along the story of a man caught up in a particular bizarre application of the laws requiring people register as sex offenders. Full Article… Read More >>

MA: National Geographic photos not child porn, court rules

The state’s highest court has tossed out a child pornography case against a convicted child rapist who had photocopies of pictures of naked children from a National Geographic magazine, a sociology textbook, and a naturist catalogue inRead More >>

We can do better on sex offender laws

Let’s face it, we’re more sympathetic to the plights of some than others. Lost puppies and sad children rank right up there atop the sympathy scale. And at the bottom …

Well, can you think of a group lower than sex offenders? It’s a tough… Read More >>

Changes to sex offender ordinance worries parents

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors deferred action on a proposal to repeal a Riverside County ordinance restricting where convicted sex offenders can reside and loiter, directing county staff instead to modify the… Read More >>

Lompoc council to consider changes to sex offender ordinance [UPDATED with more media and video]

Lompoc’s City Council members tonight will consider easing loitering restrictions in the city’s sex offender ordinance to conform to state law, and temporarily suspending enforcement of residency limitations for registered offenders.Read More >>

Cities grapple with sex-offender code changes

HESPERIA — Reluctant to bow to state-level pressure, councilmen deferred adopting amendments to the city code about the regulation of sex offenders spurred by recent and pending court actions.

With two of the city’s five councilmen … Read More >>

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