July 27: International Megan's Law (IML) Protest in Oakland
CA RSOL Meetings: Berkeley (8/13), San Diego (9/17), Los Angeles (10/15)
Emotional Support Group Meeting: August 6 in Los Angeles

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Janice’s Journal: We Need YOU to Help Restore Registrants’ Rights on July 27

A federal judge made a wise and brave decision on Friday. She granted a TRO which temporarily prohibits the City of Murrieta from evicting a registrant, who suffers from both medical and financial challenges, from the home of his sister, the… Read More >>

Emotional Support Group Meetings Resume in L.A. on August 6

Emotional Support Group meetings for registrants and their loved ones will resume in Los Angeles on August 6 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the ACLU building, 1313 W. 8th Street, and free underground parking is available.

There is no charge… Read More >>

CA RSOL Meetings: Berkeley (Aug 13), San Diego (Sep 17), Los Angeles (Oct 15)

Please mark your calendars for California RSOL’s upcoming monthly meetings. Registrants, friends and family and interested service providers are invited to attend these free meetings. There will be no law enforcement or media present… 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 >>

IL: Sex offenders sue, saying registry laws keep them from church, living with family

A 77-year-old man says he’s been forced out of his home, had to move out of state and can’t visit his daughter’s family because of a crime he committed long ago. Full Article… Read More >>

CT: State Supreme Court Overturns Denial Of Rental Assistance To Sex Offender

A 77-year-old man says he’s been forced out of his home, had to move out of state and can’t visit his daughter’s family because of a crime he committed long ago. Full Article… Read More >>

Federal Judge Temporarily Stops Residency Restrictions in Murrieta

Federal judge Virginia Phillips issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) today that prohibits the City of Murrieta from enforcing its residency restrictions against a registrant who moved to his sister’s home earlier this month.… Read More >>

IN: First In The Nation To Create Child-Abuse Registry

Starting in July 2017, Indiana will become the first state in the nation maintaining a child abuse offender registry,

The new law tracks anyone who has ever been convicted in Indiana of child neglect – or physical or sexual abuse of a child. … Read More >>

Canada: Supreme Court says judges can ban convicted sexual predators from Internet

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court took steps Thursday to bring the law up to speed to protect children in the rapidly evolving realm of cyberspace in a ruling allowing judges to ban convicted sexual predators from using the Internet.

The case… Read More >>

NC: Bans sex offenders from spots children gather

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina has banned some sex offenders from places children gather while a similar state law from 2009 remains under federal review.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill Thursday that would prohibit sex offenders… Read More >>

TX: Rowlett Couple Harassed After Mistaken Sex Offender Notice

ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) – A Rowlett couple fear for their safety after police mistakenly listed their address as belonging to a sex offender.

The Texas Department of Public Safety sent postcards to neighbors within four blocks of the house… Read More >>

A Defender Office for Supreme Court Advocacy?

An “independent federal public defender office charged with representing poor defendants before the United States Supreme Court” is necessary to fill gaps in legal services to the poor and “better balance the scales of justice between… Read More >>

NY: Sex offenders are moved out of North Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Parents are relieved after two sex offenders are moved from a group home in North Buffalo.

“I’m thrilled that they’re out of our neighborhood,” said Andy Bus, who lives down the road from the home. Full Article… Read More >>

WI: Sex offenders contesting Pleasant Prairie ordinance

Six convicted sex offenders living in Pleasant Prairie allege the village’s restrictions on where offenders can live are so broad, they effectively banish them from the village in violation of their constitutional rights.

A federal lawsuit… Read More >>

Janice’s Journal: Hand-to-Hand Combat in California Cities

Today we are conducting hand-to-hand combat with cities throughout the state of California in order to challenge their residency restrictions. There are more than 100 cities that have such restrictions and thusfar we have filed nine lawsuits.… Read More >>

AK: Anchorage man says an attacker who called himself the ‘avenging angel’ broke into his home and assaulted him with a hammer

Jason Vukovich, 41, waived his appearance at a court hearing Thursday in an unusual criminal case: the hammer attack he’s charged with carrying out against a man on a sex-offender list.

While police and prosecutors won’t go into… Read More >>

MI: Convicted sex offender running for county sheriff

BAY CITY, Mich. — A man convicted of sex crimes and ordered to register as a sex offender wants to be Bay County’s sheriff — and under Michigan elections law it’s legal for him to seek the office. Full Article… Read More >>

How a Plano legislator’s remarks bred strict sex offender laws

Recent research has challenged long-held assumptions that convicted sex offenders are very likely to commit new sex crimes and questioned how those assumptions were reached in the first place. Prior to that, though, one Texas legislator’s… Read More >>

TX: Program to corral ballooning sex offender registry failing

… In 2011, Texas began a so-called deregistration process. The intent was to remove those who were unlikely to re-offend from the list and, in so doing, save taxpayers money. By focusing police attention on truly dangerous offenders,… Read More >>

NY: These guys are really bad – NY wins big victory in locking up sex offenders forever

Albany, NY — New York’s top court this month delivered a big victory to state prosecutors who want to remove some of the worst sex offenders from society — possibly forever.

It dealt a blow to those who fear that the state is… Read More >>

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