CA RSOL Meeting April 11, Lobbying April 13/14 in Sacramento

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Monthly Meeting April 11, Lobbying April 13/14 in Sacramento (updated)

California RSOL will return to Sacramento to to conduct a monthly meeting for registered citizens / family members on April 11 and  lobby on April 13 and 14 (please note new dates for lobbying). The lobbying effort will focus on creation … Read More >>

Janice’s Journal: A Step in the Right Direction

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), not know as an ally of registered citizens, took an important step in the right direction on March 26 by declaring that they will apply the recent Taylor decision statewide.… Read More >>

OR: Supreme Court to consider – Is it ‘cruel and unusual’ to imprison public masturbator for life?

____ ____ is serving a life prison sentence — but not because, like many in that situation, he killed someone.

____, 69, has repeatedly exposed his genitals in public with sexual intent. In 2012, after a Marion County jury found him guilty… Read More >>

Living with 290: Modification Hearings

In the 22 years I have been fighting my wrongful conviction, I have been faced with those who would say “let it go, get on with your life, you can’t win,” and there have been times when I had to wonder whether I was just becoming… Read More >>

Living with 290: Being a 290 Registrant convicted of a DUI in SLO county

I’ve been required to register in CA for an indecent exposure charge for the last 15 years of my life. Just as an FYI in SLO county they use that against you for a DUI arrest.

I admit I had a drinking problem and should not have been behind the… Read More >>

California loosens sex offender residency restrictions to focus on pedophiles, sex crimes on children

SACREMENTO – California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, state officials announced Thursday, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose… Read More >>

California eases Jessica’s Law restrictions for some sex offenders

When California voters approved Jessica’s Law in 2006, the goal was simple: to keep sex offenders away from children. The sweeping measure prohibited all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools and parks where children… Read More >>

Stop the sex-offender registry panic: “A lot of those dots on the map would never hurt your kids”

Lenore Skenazy came to fame for letting her 9-year-old son ride the New York subway home by himself. Or rather, she came to fame by letting him ride the subway home alone and then writing about it for the New York Sun.

Recently, Skenazy has taken… Read More >>

Lox, bagels, juice and sex offenders: Why I invited two pariahs into my home

Sunday morning at 10 found me slicing the tomatoes and arranging the cheese platter. My husband was setting up the chairs. At 11, the doorbell rang. And so began my very first sex offender brunch. Full Article

Lenore Skenazy is the author of the… Read More >>

KS: Registered sex offender will continue to deliver mail despite complaints

On Thursday, Eyewitness News learned a registered sex offender delivers mail to neighborhoods in Wichita and Haysville. From what we have been able to gather from USPS, he will continue to be able to do so.

Earlier this week we told you the convicted… Read More >>

VA: ACLU denounces governor’s signing of new sex offender registry bills

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia today condemned Governor McAuliffe’s action on two bills that will create a new sex offender registry, SB 1074 and HB 1353.

The new law will require the Virginia State Police to create… Read More >>

Wary of lawsuits, Downey rolls back restrictions on sex offenders

DOWNEY – The City Council on Tuesday reluctantly but unanimously voted to roll back its residency restrictions on registered sex offenders after the state Supreme Court ruled that similar restrictions in San Diego County are unconstitutional.… Read More >>

California loosens rules on where sex offenders can live

California officials announced Thursday the state will stop enforcing a key provision of a voter-approved law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living near schools.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation… Read More >>

From Sexting to Sex Offender

Florida A&M University – This article explores the cultural phenomenon of sexting; the taking and sending of nude, digital pictures generally through the use of a cellphone; among teenagers and the possible legal consequences. Read More >>

PA: City will pay $50,000 to settle sex offender lawsuit

City Council agreed last week to pay $50,000 toward the settlement of a lawsuit which was filed against the city for discriminating against a registered sex offender. … Their eviction was prompted by Mayor Justin Taylor’s discovery… Read More >>

CA RSOL Meeting – May 9 in Los Angeles

The monthly meeting for May will take place on May 9 in Los Angeles at the usual location in Los Angeles, at the ACLU Building at 1313 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Start time is 10 am.

The main focus of discussion will center on the recent … Read More >>

Janice’s Journal: Registered Citizens Continue to Face Banishment

Registered citizens continue to face banishment throughout the land. They are often torn from their families and relegated to the dark corners of society where they sleep in their cars if they are lucky and on the streets if they are not.

Banishment… Read More >>

Board to Rescind Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders [UPDATED]

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors vote to lift sex offender residency restrictions (March 24)

Riverside County supervisors are expected Tuesday to begin the process of nullifying an ordinance prohibiting where convicted sex offenders can… Read More >>

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