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 >>

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 >>

Operation Boo

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is implementing the 20th Annual “Operation Boo.” Operation Boo helps protect children from sexual predators during Halloween and its new educational component … Read More >>

Baldwin Park to consider suspending sex offender restrictions

BALDWIN PARK >> The city could stop restricting where sex offenders can live and move if the council takes the city attorney’s recommendation at its Wednesday meeting.

The Baldwin Park Municipal Code prevents sex offenders from … Read More >>

PA: Megan’s Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rules

[Updated with Decision] Some of Pennsylvania’s latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the Commonwealth… Read More >>

Australia: Northern Territory to launch online public sex offender register

Convicted sex offenders in the Northern Territory will soon have their image, physical description and whereabouts posted on a government website.

Legislation announced today has been named Daniel’s Law after Queensland teenager… Read More >>

SPECIAL REPORT: Pair seeks repeal of sex-offender laws in California

A crusading civil rights attorney and a registered sex offender have partnered in a legal battle that has prompted dozens of California cities to repeal or revise what the pair believe are unconstitutional ordinances restricting the activities… Read More >>

Sex-crimes convict says registration has ruined his career, endangered his life

____ ____ lives a relatively quiet life in the San Luis Obispo County city of Grover Beach.

For 35 years he’s kept out of trouble, but his one conviction in 1979 for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 continues to haunt him:… Read More >>

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