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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Florida Action Committee Recent Posts - April 25 2015



The Laws You Intended to Protect Me Made Me and My Family Homeless 

April 25, 2015

The following is an image appearing on the W.A.R. (WomenAgainstRegistry.org) website from this past week's Rally In Tally peaceful protest. The image speaks for itself....
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Hundreds of homeless sex offenders expected as city ordinances pose problems [WITH FAC COMMENT] 

April 24, 2015

[FAC COMMENT: IT'S REFRESHING TO READ AN ARTICLE THAT CONTAINS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS 'POSE PROBLEMS'. AFTER ALL, THESE RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS WERE PASSED...
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The Steve Wilkos Show – Our Son Is A Sex Offender 

April 23, 2015

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Sex offender surprises Pasco County commissioners with emotional plea 

April 22, 2015

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Sex offenders moving to Pasco County will soon have major restrictions as to where they can live. That’s after a new tougher county ordinance was passed...
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Marco Island makes it harder for sex offenders to move-in 

April 21, 2015

How misinformed can people be? __________   COLLIER COUNTY, FL - It's about to get harder for sex offenders to move to Marco Island. Monday night city councilors voted 7-0...
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Sex offenders registry may put man back in prison for offence committed as child 

April 21, 2015

Aged 12, Josh Gravens committed a sex-related felony. Charged with failing to update his register details, he now, aged 28, faces a possible 25 years to life in jail Josh Gravens...
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Sexual predator gets second chance, now faces 14 new charges 

April 20, 2015

The following story appearing in yesterday's Tampa Bay Times is exactly the type of story that enrages community members. A multi-time repeat sex offender is released after...
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FSCJ changes policy to restrict sex offenders, bar sex predators from campuses 

April 19, 2015

Florida State College at Jacksonville has implemented a policy that mandates sex offenders go through an additional application process while baring sexual predators from...
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One Survivor’s Crusade Reveals a Plague of Errors in Nation’s Sex Offender Registries 

April 19, 2015

Estimates of the number of entries with crucial mistakes run into the tens of thousands. One man—and pretty much only one man—is trying to fix them. Tim Fisher steps slowly up...
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Advocates Fight for Sex Offender Rights With Lawsuit 

April 17, 2015

KUDOS TO W.A.R.!!!! ____________   As New Times discovered earlier this year, there isn't a subject touchier than the laws outlining the rights — or lack thereof — of sex...
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The Overpolicing of American Sex 

April 16, 2015

The following appeared in AlJazeera   Rape and sexual assault often do not get the police attention they deserve in the United States, whether on college campuses, in the...
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FAC Requests Clarification from FDLE on Vehicle Registration 

April 16, 2015

The following letter was sent from FAC to the FDLE. ----------   To Whom It May Concern:   Last year, the Florida legislature passed a series of laws governing sex...
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How Irresponsible Reporting Perpetuates False Fear 

April 16, 2015

The title of this report out of Pennsylvania says, "6 sex offenders arrested under ‘Operation Eagle Eye’ after unannounced Megan’s Law compliance checks" Apparently, "The U.S....
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A “free range” family fights back: “The police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car” 

April 16, 2015

Maryland parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they’re afraid of their children being snatched away from them. They are not, however, concerned about the ominous threat of...
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International Travel: Another HOT Topic 

April 16, 2015

Once this legislative session is over, we will have some time to focus on another hot button topic which has emerged recently; International Travel. During last legislative...
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Lifetime Monitoring Bill: What happened? 

April 15, 2015

Yesterday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee was supposed to hear testimony on SB 134, the "Lifetime Monitoring Bill". Last week, though there was discussion on the bill, it...
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Lake County Homeless sex offender arrested for not charging GPS ankle monitor 

April 15, 2015

Have you ever had your cell phone battery die at an inopportune time? Let's say you were out in meetings all day, need to be home for dinner or your wife will give you a hard...
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St. Augustine looks to add beaches to “exclusionary zones” 

April 13, 2015

Again... you have to wonder how many issues are taking place or have EVER taken place on a beach which would cause these politicians to consider passing ordinances. From the...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Florida Action Committee Recent Posts


Sex Offenders might soon be precluded from another job… drivers.

April 9, 2015
Broward County is looking to further regulate taxi and limo drivers. The Sun Sentinel reports today that a number of taxi drivers have criminal and driving records which should...
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If at first you don’t succeed… throw “sex offenders” in there.

April 8, 2015
Last week we posted about a bill concerning privacy rights and drones. To get their bill to pass, one legislator suggested that sex offenders might use drones to leer at...
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Marco Island may increase sex offender buffer zone

April 7, 2015
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – Keep sex offenders out! That’s the message from Marco Island. The city might ban sex offenders from living 2,500 feet from where kids live, play and go to...
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Dissapointing Decision in Miami-Dade

April 4, 2015
Judge Paul Huck granted the Defendant's Motion to Dismiss in our lawsuit challenging the Miami-Dade residency restriction. While it was not a surprise, it was nonetheless...
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FAC Gets Wikipedia Page


April 4, 2015
A member has generously put together a Wikipedia Page for Florida Action Committee. The Page can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Action_Committee Wikipedia...
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Lifetime Monitoring Bill To Be Heard

This is URGENT!!!
 
The Lifetime Monitoring Bill is being heard on Tuesday (Today). That's this coming Tuesday!
 
If you are opposed to this bill it is important that you please call and email the senate committee. We are counting on our members to call and send emails by the thousands!!!
 
You do not need to mention if you are a registered citizen, related to one, or a friend of one.
 
You only need to tell them,
 
“HB203./SB134 is not good policy for Florida, It is not based on empirical research, and will be an unsustainable cost to the tax payers. You prefer they put these resources towards prevention, education and victim services.”
 
OR
 
“I’m calling about HB203 or (SB134) As a citizen of Florida I am really hopeful we will begin to create and pass legislation that is based on empirical evidence and this bill clearly is not. It also flies in the face of being fiscally responsible with tax payer dollars and public safety.  With all of the restrictions on registered citizens they will not be able to pay these charges for life and will be back in prison. The tax payer footing the bill. If the only reason we will re-incarcerate someone who is otherwise not breaking any law, living in a law abiding manner, but because they are poor and cannot pay a debt imposed by punishment, will be re-incarcerated makes no sense. Prison should be for those who pose such a concern to public safety they cannot be managed in the community, this would not be the case. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS BILL, I AM ASKING YOU TO VOTE NO!”
 
Points:
 
•     Does nothing for prevention, the monitor does not prevent new offenses and is contrary to allowing an offender to effectively re-integrate back into society. The monitor creates a hardship for an offender to even go food shopping. It goes off in most large retail locations. Publix, Target just to name a few, not allowing them to complete their shopping. They must go outside to re-establish their signal and vacate their purchase.
•     Burden for cost will fall back to the tax payer both for the cost of monitoring as well as the cost of incarceration for a violation. It will also present false information on numbers relating to recidivism.
•   Not supported by empirical evidence,.  After about 8 years and again in half after 10… After 15 years the risk drops to zero 0… NO greater risk than anyone else in the community who has never been convicted of a sex offense. Sex offenders have a low recidivism rate to begin with as compared to the other offender populations.
•   Creates a revolving door back to the prison, is contrary to public interest and contrary to smart justice.
•   Denies Liberty and Due Process
•   There is no basis other than punishment and ignorance which drives such policy.
 
It is your responsibility to reach out to your legislators and all those on the Criminal Justice Sub Committees in both the house and senate to advise them this is not what Florida wants or needs. (SEE 
LIST AND CONTACTS BELOW)
 
TO FIND YOUR LEGISLATORS:
 
www.myfloridahouse.gov click on Representatives or enter your address             

www.flsenate.gov click on senator or enter your zip code
Senate Criminal Justice Sub Committee
 
Chairman:
 
Greg Evers [R]
evers.greg@flsenate.gov     850.487.5002
 
Vice Chair
 
Audrey Gibson [D]
gibson.audrey@flsenate.gov  850.487.5009
 
Rob Bradley [R]
bradley.rob@flsenate.gov   850.487.5007
 
Jeff Brandes [R]  
brandes.jeff@flsenate.gov  850.487.5022
 
Jeff Clemens [D]  
clemens.jeff@flsenate.gov  850.487.5027
 
House of Representatives Criminal Justice Sub Committee
Chair  12/8/2014 - 8/1/2015
 
Trujillo, Carlos [R]
carlos.trujillo@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5105
 
Vice Chair  12/8/2014 - 8/1/2015
 
Van Zant, Charles E. [R] 
Charles.vanzant@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5019
 
Democratic Ranking Member 12/19/2014 - 8/1/2015
 
Bracy, Randolph [D] 
randolf.bracy@myfloridahouse.gov   850.717.5045
 
Baxley, Dennis K. [R]  
dennis.baxley@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5023
 
Fant, Jay [R]
jay.fant@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5015
 
Harrell, Gayle B. [R] 
gayle.harrell@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5083
 
Kerner, Dave [D] 
dave.kerner@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5087
 
Latvala, Chris [R] 
chris.latvala@myfloridahouse.gov   850.717.5067
 
Pilon, Ray [R]
ray.pilon@myfloridahouse.gov   850.717.5072
 
Plakon, Scott [R]  
scott.plakon@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5029
 
Pritchett, Sharon [D] 
sharon.pritchett@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5102
 
Spano, Ross [R]
ross.spano@myfloridahouse.gov  850.717.5059
 
Watson, Jr., Clovis [D] 
clovis.watson@myfloridahouse.gov   850.717.5020
 
You can also refer them to this report:
http://floridaactioncommittee.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/HighRiskOffenders_MayNotBeHighForever_Hanson_Harris_Helmus_Thornton.pdf

Take the NACDL Restoration of Civil Rights Survey


Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Featured Articles

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is doing a survey. It would be advantageous to get as many as possible that have convictions to respond:

As a part of their Collateral Damage report and project, the Task Force would like to include stories from individuals who have lost their rights as a result of a plea or a guilty verdict. The Task Force encourages those affected by collateral consequences of a conviction to complete the survey at:
http://www.nacdl.org/restorationsurvey

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Florida Action Committee Recent Posts - March 16, 2015

Va. woman found guilty of harassing convicted sex offender

March 16, 2015
The following article could just as easily be titled, "After 18 years, man still harassed for being on the registry". It reports on a woman who was found guilty and charged $1500...
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IN: Sex offender fights restraint law

March 16, 2015
Challenges Hartford City child safety zones Rebecca S. Green The Journal Gazette Convicted sex offender Brian Valenti would like to take his daughter bowling. And to church. And...
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Utah Passes “White-Collar Felon Registry”, Florida Should Have One Too!

March 13, 2015
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the State of Utah just passed the first "white-collar felon" registry. The registry, which would be available online, much like the...
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Florida Seeks to Charge “Offender Registration Fees”.

March 12, 2015
HB 1261 seeks to impose an "Offender Registration Fee" which permits the Sheriff of each county to charge sexual offenders an annual fee of up to $100 and $200 for predators....
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Latest Study Finds Current Florida Sexual Offender Management Policies Not Reducing Reoffense

March 11, 2015
A report by Jill S. Levenson and Kristen M. Zgoba, published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology finds that "sex crime repeat arrest...
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New FL Bills Filed to Tighten Screws on Sex Offenders

March 10, 2015
A series of new bills have been filed affecting sex offenders. Below are the bill numbers and a sentence on what they cover:     SB 134 - Lifetime Electronic Monitoring...
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Another View: Sex offenders are human beings, too

March 10, 2015
Ben Boychuck’s recent article (“Best solution may be sex offender ‘colonies,’” March 6) reminded me of a similar suggestion in 2010 by gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes to...
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NC Sheriff Bans Registrants from Church

March 9, 2015
Below is a copy of the letter circulated by Sheriff Danny Millsaps of Graham County, North Carolina. He's allowing registrants who want to attend Church Services to do so on...
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Judge rules sexual offender must register for life

March 9, 2015
A Lackawanna County judge on Friday denied a convicted sex offender’s challenge of a law that extended his obligation to report under Megan’s Law from 10 years to life. Matthew...
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Bill Puts Lottery Winnings By Sex Offenders in Escrow

March 9, 2015
Sex offenders who hit it big in the Florida Lottery would have the winnings placed into escrow, giving their victims an opportunity to resolve any claims, under a proposal filed...
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State Department employee arrested on child porn charge in Broward

March 9, 2015
A U.S. Department of State employee was arrested Tuesday morning in Broward County on a federal charge of possessing child pornography. FBI agents took Peter Meyers, 53, into...
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COMMUNITY BASED REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS: DOES ONE LABEL FIT ALL? Doctoral Dissertation of Dr. Thomas Glaza

March 6, 2015
The following is a link to the Doctoral Dissertation of Dr. Thomas Glaza, Founder of Tri-County Counseling and a therapist treating sexual offenders. Dr. Glaza was the featured...
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Have we gone nuts as a society?

March 6, 2015
  Barbara Gale Barbara Gale is an attorney in Rome, Georgia. Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2015 6:30 am By Barbara Gale, Guest Columnist My mother was 15 when she married my dad,...
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FAC Member Meeting Tonight! Here are the handouts

March 5, 2015
For tonight's member meeting, FAC is fortunate to have treatment provider Thom Glaza to talk about safety plans. As those on probation know, a safety plan is a method for a...
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Tampa Tribune refuses to print FAC Letter

March 5, 2015
Below is a letter FAC sent to the Tampa Tribune in response to a story they ran last month. We've tried to get them to print the letter but they have not, so we are sharing it...
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California Supreme Court Overturns Sex Offender Residence Restrictions

March 3, 2015
Today the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the residence restrictions automatically imposed on sex offenders by state law are unconstitutional, violating...
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Sex Offender Registries Are Not Really Keeping Your Children Safe: Here’s Why

March 3, 2015
Since the publication of my blog post "Do Sex Offender Registries Reduce Recidivism?," a question I have been asked is "Paul, isn't it a good thing that I as a parent knows who...
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More good news in California: California Supreme Court rules blanket sex-offender residency restriction fails rational basis review

March 2, 2015
In recent years, a number of state courts have struck down local sex-offender residency restrictions on a number of different legal grounds.  As this AP article reports, another...
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The registry does no good but we must have it anyway, says MA state rep

March 2, 2015
Paul Heroux, a Massachusetts State Representative, asks the question, do sex offender registries reduce recidivism? He answers the question immediately. No. Or at least that is...
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Florida Action Committee Recent Posts: March 5, 2015


California Supreme Court Overturns Sex Offender Residence Restrictions

March 3, 2015
Today the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the residence restrictions automatically imposed on sex offenders by state law are unconstitutional, violating...
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Sex Offender Registries Are Not Really Keeping Your Children Safe: Here’s Why

March 3, 2015
Since the publication of my blog post "Do Sex Offender Registries Reduce Recidivism?," a question I have been asked is "Paul, isn't it a good thing that I as a parent knows who...
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More good news in California: California Supreme Court rules blanket sex-offender residency restriction fails rational basis review

March 2, 2015
In recent years, a number of state courts have struck down local sex-offender residency restrictions on a number of different legal grounds.  As this AP article reports, another...
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The registry does no good but we must have it anyway, says MA state rep

March 2, 2015
Paul Heroux, a Massachusetts State Representative, asks the question, do sex offender registries reduce recidivism? He answers the question immediately. No. Or at least that is...
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Man Discovers Sex Offender Is Moving To His Neighborhood, Allegedly Burns Down Home

February 26, 2015
Russell Speigle: Man Discovers Sex Offender Is Moving To His Neighborhood, Allegedly Burns Down Home, Arson Sparks Debate Russell Speigle wasn’t too pleased to learn that a sex...
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“Stranger Danger” to children vastly overstated.

February 26, 2015
Oft-cited stats about child abduction puts kidnappers behind every bush. But the numbers are old and frequently mangled, distorting our understanding of genuine risks to...
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The Question Everyone Should be Asking: Do Sex Offender Registries Reduce Recidivism?

February 25, 2015
The Huffington Post presents an excellent question that everyone should be asking: Do Sex Offender Registries Reduce Recidivism? After all, millions (if not billions) are spent...
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Abducted Child NOT with Registrant

February 23, 2015
On Thursday of last week, fifteen year old Ricky Henson went missing from Ft. Pierce. Immediately, the media lit up to shine a spotlight on the 190 registered sex offenders and...
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Now that people have caught on to the Florida Sting Scam, Police are going international.

February 23, 2015
Chances are; if you've owned an email account in the last decade, you've received hundreds of emails from generically named "Barristers" in West African countries informing you...
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RegistrationX Presents: 10 Minutes of Truth

February 23, 2015
The following VERY INSIGHTFUL video explains why current registration restrictions undermine rehabilitation from the most fundamental and basic, commonly accepted reasons....
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FAC is Not Affiliated with ‘Rally in Tally’ Protest.

February 20, 2015
Although the Florida Action Committee supports any organization’s First Amendment right to peaceful demonstration, FAC is compelled to clarify that it is not, in any way,...
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Letters to the editor: ‘Draconian’ laws


February 20, 2015
Published: February 20, 2015 ‘Draconian’ laws Regarding “Sex offender’s home a parking lot” (front page, Feb. 14): I was happy to see the article about the treatment of sex...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Florida Action Committee Recent Posts: February, 18, 2015


As Lauren Book Hints at Run, Some Question if Her Charity Could Become Political Tool 
February 18, 2015

Courtesy of Lauren’s Kids Lauren Book has started a political fundraising committee, fueling speculation she might be considering a run. As she climbed the hill leading to...
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We posted about this yesterday, however it’s such a crock of ____ that it was worthy of adding this article to the pile. It seems that, In Florida, if you are a politician,...
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The following article appeared in USA Today. Before anyone in Florida gets too excited, the preemption argument was tried here already several years ago and failed.  ...
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Is this article for real?!?! Can someone tell me where they got the statistic that one in three middle school children are being targeted for sex trafficking?   Story by...
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This article is not so newsworthy or republished here because a police officer got off easy after sexually assaulting multiple victims. We know that’s not anything new or...
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In a victory for fundamental fairness, the New Hampshire Supreme Court held today that New Hampshire’s law requiring the registration of certain criminal offenders is...
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Florida sex offender allowed to spend $3 million lottery jackpot winnings despite alleged victims’ lawsuit 
February 16, 2015

A convicted sex offender can spend his $3 million Florida lottery winnings any way he wants, over the protestations of two of his alleged victims, a judge ruled Friday. Timothy...
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Five Questions with Pervert Park Directors Frida and Lasse Barkfors | Filmmaker Magazine

Five Questions with Pervert Park Directors Frida and Lasse Barkfors | Filmmaker Magazine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ohio’s child-molester sentencing law is unconstitutional, justices rule

Ohio’s child-molester sentencing law is unconstitutional, justices rule

Florida Action Committee Recent Post: Feburary 14, 2015

Florida ‘Sex Offender Village’ becomes refuge for the reviled

February 9, 2015
PAHOKEE, Florida (WTLV) — Stuck like a sandspur to the eastern edge of Lake Okeechobee and surrounded by thousands of acres of sugar cane, Pahokee is about as remote as...
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Teen sex a crime? Ky high court to hear case

February 9, 2015
The following is a repost of an article in Cincinnati.com that was significant to share here.   The eighth-grade boy and his seventh-grade girlfriend had been dating about...
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Sex offender had only one place to live: a parking lot

February 15, 2015
TAMPA — As a convicted sex offender, Antonio Rodriguez Rivera was ordered to live in a small parking lot on Channelside Drive. Rivera, who had been prosecuted for impregnating...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

UK: Child prisoners more likely to become sex offenders, report suggests


Telegraph.co.uk

Child prisoners more likely to become sex offenders, report suggests ... about issues such as equality, respect, sexuality, gender identity and sexual ...

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"When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect."
~Adlia Stevenson U.S. Vice President (1893–1897) and Congressman (1879–1881)

On a Personal Note

Thanks for the opportunity to express my thoughts regarding the issue of citizens’ rights, particularly addressing certain sex offenders’ crimes that do not fit the devastating, inequitable and endless punishment given.


As you know, many young men and women lives across the nation are being destroyed by incarceration, life-time registry and restrictive laws that do more harm than good. For those individuals, there is no second chance.

Below is a personal letter to President Obama:
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“Dear President Obama,

I truly agree with your sentiments that individuals, such as ex-felons, should be able to receive a second chance at life. Since we all know that one can veer off that path of life and travel along rough, rocky terrain, sometimes running off and ending up in some ditch. We all have made our fill of mistakes and sometimes those held a costly consequence that changed life forever. So we lived through it, trying harder to make things right with family, friends and those around us, but what about those who aren’t able to make things right even if they tried…because they’re labeled as too dirty, a leper, a person who is rejected from society and home.


But what if they’re a seventeen year old and had sex with a fifteen year old, consensual at that? Or they’re a teen that had gotten so enraged after a breakup that he sent out naked pictures of his girlfriend on his cell phone or email? Or an individual urinates where someone just happens to see them?


All are wrong and a travesty but do they deserve the life of no second chance with a registry that ends all. They are labeled, no jobs, no where to live…they have been deemed a menace to society, a plague. These certain circumstances, and many other situations similar to these, I believe still deserve a second change.

Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution


Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.


After my son’s early release and two years of prison, I thought I had handled that fact graciously knowing after serving his time he would be able to get that fresh start, that second chance. He was an exemplary inmate, GED, college courses and vocational classes. Little did I know that a second chance on the outside was the farthest from the truth? He now struggles and lives in a trailer park sharing a trailer with another and surrounded by others in the same rocking boat, one to float endlessly in shark infested waters. I see him little because of probation requirements (he couldn’t live with us because we were 800 feet near a school). My family is afraid of what would happen to them if he lived with them…vigilantism. My son has no other place to stay since others condemn him of his crime that is screamed from the highest rooftop. Sex offender, sex offender!

Not all sex offenders are pedophiles or predators but some are simply young kids that make one stupid and rash decision that eventually changes everything, and they have no idea what they’ve done until their life is never their own. Exactly, where is that second chance for those sex-offenders who are lumped together with pedophiles and predators? Now, it makes me sick to think of my son’s future and many like him that are on the registry and many with no second chance…ever. I am asking you as a mother and as another concerned citizen of the United States that these laws are looked at again and taken into serious consideration in what they are doing to the Constitution of the United States, not for sex offenders in general but the future rights of every citizen, before anymore are put into effect. They unjustly strip an offender of their rights and place them in a guillotine that can be easily set off by anyone and at anytime. Where is the second chance for ex-sex offenders in the present, pending and future laws?”
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What truly saddens me is the weakness and deterioration of what the sex offense issue is doing to our once, great nation. Across Europe, others are seeing the injustice and disregard of rights, but we ignore this problem and it makes me wonder where humanity is heading….

We have become a hysterical society in which our latest witch-hunt is a sex offender--no matter his/her crime.

Below is a email sent from a foreign advocate to a father of a sex offender:
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“The tragic story of your son's death is just so sad that it's difficult to explain how. It was very hard to read your letters. It seems almost unbelievable that this can take place in a democracy! From our point of view, there is no justice in this. Not in any way: not for you, your son, the former girl friend – or even the state.

It is an abusive legal system. It seems barbaric. And we are so very sorry that this takes place. That's why it's so important for us to try to neutralize the debate with this…, hopefully making some changes. ….. to show the every day life of the sex offenders, trying to show how they keep on being punished, even after served prison time…..But we will for sure tell the story of the injustice that your son has been exposed to.”
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I appreciate everyone's commitment and backing to protect everyone's civil rights, plainly as noted in the Constitution of the United States and is presupposed, giving ALL men are “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”