Thursday, June 30, 2011

Scott signs new "sexting" law easing punishment for minors - St. Petersburg Times

Scott signs new "sexting" law easing punishment for minors - St. Petersburg Times

Mark Lunsford Criminal Record

I know this may not mean too much to anyone BUT this is the person our legislators are listening to.  

You can click on each offense that he has been incited with and charged. See what type of hypocritical person is condemning others.  Maybe he should join other offenders and wear a monitor (which allegedly he is a business associate with) and the required counseling and probation. 

Look how many times he re-offended for the SAME crime.

ACTION ALERT: Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2011

ACTION ALERT: Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2011

Judge acquits Palm Bay man recently convicted on sex charge
Daniel Kerr leaves the courthouse today. / Kaustuv Basu, FLORIDA TODAY
Daniel Kerr, a 51-year-old Palm Bay man found guilty last week by a jury on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation, was granted a judgment of acquittal by Senior Judge Lawrence Johnston this morning.

Kerr was arrested and charged for allegedly having sexual contact with a child younger than the age of 12.

Defense Attorney Jonathan Bull had asked for an acquittal because the victim, who is now 10, recanted her statement before the jury and said she lied previously.

The decision surprised Bull, who said he had never had a similar decision in his legal career. Judge Johnston read from a written ruling and said his decision was based, in part, because the victim recanted in front of the jury.

“Making decisions and unpopular decisions are part of my duties,” Johnston said as he hurried out of the courtroom even as Assistant State Attorney Julia Lynch said she wanted to address the court.

“This is a jury verdict,” said Lynch, who was visibly upset after the judge’s ruling. “They heard all the evidence.” Lynch said the state would be asking for a rehearing on the issue.

Kerr could have been sentenced to anything between six-and-a-half years to life in prison.

Registry of freed killers proposed for Illinois,0,1957021.story

"Legislation to list murderers for 10 years after their release goes to Quinn"

Will registry start off being solely ten years and eventually be proposed for life registry like an SO?


Private Prisons Spend Millions On Lobbying To Put More People In Jail

Private Prisons Spend Millions On Lobbying To Put More People In Jail: "pYesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note that while the total number of people in prison increased less than 16 percent, the number of people held in private federal and state [...]/p"

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

AL - Tough new sex offender law goes into effect July 1

AU - Vic sex offender seeking access to IVF

Arkansas trailer park residents find themselves in a dangerous no-man's land in Lakeshore

"You have a lot of economically depressed people that live there, by no fault of their own," he said. "And, it is what it is, but when you have that you bring in the crime. You bring in the drugs. They are still human beings, and they need help. Somebody needs to help them, and I don't know what the answer is unless they get annexed into the city."

The False Rape Society: Girl detained for Bolton taxi rape lie

The False Rape Society: Girl detained for Bolton taxi rape lie: "Another taxi driver, another false accusation. This after the taxi driver gave her a ride home, despite the fact that she didn't have the fa..."

Growing Media and Legal Attention to Sex Offenders: More Safety or More Injustice

State Police plan county-by-county sex offender compliance sweeps

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sex offenders lived in Fort Lauderdale mote

"city law left few other options"


PA - local ordinances that prohibit sexual offenders from living in certain areas of the community

Hartzler introduces bill to prevent sex offenders from being buried in national cemeteries | Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Myths of the criminal justice system

Grand jury indicts convicted sex offender living in Boardman - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Hearts Board Blames Mafia For Everything - From Our Editors -

This is odd....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

State gives local jurisdictions $728k for sex offender compliance

Let's cut this amount in half and monitor the ones that truly are at risk and not the ones that are non-violent, low-risk, first-time offenders.

Are We Teaching Our Kids To Be Fearful of Men? (older article, but the truth of it has worsened)

U.S. v. LUCAS - Submitted: June 13, 2011.

"In the present appeal, Lucas argues SORNA violates the (1) Due Process Clause; (2) Ex Post Facto Clause; (3) the constitutional doctrine of non-delegation; (4) the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 553; and (5) the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Because the issues presented before this court involve "either statutory interpretation of SORNA or constitutional challenges to SORNA's applicability," we review each issue de novo. United States v. May, 535 F.3d 912, 915 (8th Cir. 2008)."

Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO) Installs District-Wide Sex Offender Check and Photo Identification Badge System in Detroit Public School System

Check out who wrote the article....and how it is conveniently promoted....oh and he left a great comment below--sarcastic and hateful, and so typical!
And by the way, can someone let me know me if this business is even based or founded in the United States of America? Or are they just feeding the panic and hysteria of its people to make money and give us a false sense of security?

 Original Article:
By Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO)
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011 - 6:09 am

/PRNewswire/ --  In an effort to improve campus safety and security for students and staff, visitors gaining access to Detroit Public Schools (DPS) are now background-checked through FAST-PASS®, SISCO's high-speed visitor management system.  The system scans visitors' driver licenses and State ID cards and cross-checks the information with national sex-offender registries.  Individuals who are identified as sex offenders will be denied entry to school buildings, and visitors who pass the background check will be issued temporary photo ID badges.

"With about 42,500 sex offenders in Michigan, many of them in this region, the ability to instantly identify and remove them from our school buildings will create safer learning environments for our students," said DPS Inspector General Wilbert Van Marsh.  "This is an effective system, used in dozens of school districts, hospitals, government and law enforcement agencies around the country, and we expect it will make a difference in our schools."  The badges print in about 15 seconds and indicate which area of the school the visitor may have access to.  The system also allows DPS to create its own database of people who are barred from entering school buildings.

In its winning bid for the project, SISCO has also provided the school system with a photo identification badge solution easily identifying students and staff.  "This system will allow us to know exactly who is entering our schools buildings," said DPS Police Chief Roderick Grimes. "It offers us a high-tech way of keeping track of who is in our buildings, which is useful in cases of emergency."


SISCO is the leading provider of Identity Management Solutions for the Maritime industry, Education, Healthcare, Corporations, Government and Law Enforcement Agencies. The corporation provides the most superior solution available today as well as expert installation, comprehensive training and unsurpassed customer service which in turn, provides its customers with frontline protection for safer working environments.  Please visit

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OH Foster Kids Could Face Sex Offender Registry-type Notification

Sex offenders lived in Fort Lauderdale motel; city law left few other options

— A motel known for touting its heart-shaped Jacuzzi for years quietly housed dozens of registered sex offenders and predators.

The Budget Inn on North Federal Highway was one of the few housing options for sex offenders in the city. That is, until the motel's owner learned of the tenants' criminal records this past week and evicted them.

n Friday, 24 offenders were listed on the state's sex offender registry as living at the 50-room motel just south of Oakland Park Boulevard.

Now, most of the offenders who had been staying there are struggling to find a new place to live. They may wind up homeless, highlighting a growing problem in South Florida: Municipal laws have so restricted where offenders can live that many have become homeless or drifters — which makes it harder for law enforcement to keep an eye on them.

"The laws have created this quandary that undermines their very purpose," said Jill Levenson, a clinical social worker studying sex offender issues at Lynn University. "The laws really have to be re-considered."

The motel's owner, Glen Patel, said Monday he was shocked to learn some of his tenants were sex offenders when informed by the Sun Sentinel.

"For the safety of my [other] guests, I can't keep them there," he said.

On a recent night at the motel, several guests said they, too, were alarmed to learn their neighbors were sex offenders. Among the guests staying there last week was a family with two young children.

Patel said state probation officers asked him over the weekend to reconsider evicting the sex offenders because, at least at the motel, the officers knew where they were.

Not to mention, at the motel, the offenders were living in a commercial district, alongside a Best Buy and across the street from a McDonald's — as opposed to being smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

State records show at least 36 other offenders have reported staying at the motel since 2007. The offenders' crimes ranged from attempting to solicit a child over the Internet to child pornography, child molestation, kidnapping and sexual battery of a child. Some were repeat offenders.

Fort Lauderdale and other cities enacted stringent sex offender residency laws after 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was raped and murdered in 2005 by a sex offender who lived in her Central Florida neighborhood.

Under state law, people convicted of certain sex crimes involving children can't reside within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds, day-care centers and public school bus stops.

Many cities in South Florida extended the zones even farther, up to 2,500 feet. Fort Lauderdale has a 1,400-foot radius.

Fort Lauderdale's ordinance leaves only about 10 percent of the city open for sex offenders, offering few rentals.

When offenders find a rare landlord or motel manager willing to take them, they move in by the drove, forming what authorities term a sex offender "cluster," which is what happened at the Budget Inn.

Probation officers can't order the sex offenders to split up and move, said Thomas Sharrard, a state probation supervisor for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties.

"We can only enforce what is in their [court-ordered] conditions, and if there is not a condition that says you cannot live with another sex offender, we can't do anything," Sharrard said. "And if you were to kick them out, then the problem becomes: where do you send them?"

In Palm Beach County, about 50 offenders are registered in the Miracle Park community outside of Pahokee. That location, operated by a ministry, was developed to house offenders.

Internet sex offenders initiate sex topics from first chat session: a study

Restrictions on sex offenders lack sense--common and otherwise

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Las Vegas Sun - Residences of young sex offenders under scrutiny

Group discussion - We Are Warriors...

Sex offender registration -

The False Rape Society: Three months in jail and two years probation for C...

The False Rape Society: Three months in jail and two years probation for C...: "Charissa Bella Shuman made a false sexual assault allegation that landed a man in custody for 23 hours, of which 6 hours was spent at a hosp..."

32 Arrested In Child Sex Sting Operation In Lake County

Great job...what??? 

Wait just a minute, you say that "Oddly enough, none of the men arrested were registered sex offenders."

Hmm, that's truly interesting and a waste of taxpayers money. Tell me what are Probation Officers actually paid for then?

Ohio Foster Kids Could Face Sex Offender Registry-type Notification

Ohio Foster Kids Could Face Sex Offender Registry-type Notification

So now, the scarlet letter will reach our children. What happened to protecting and helping our wrong!

Poverello relocation: How some cities' homeless shelters integrate into neighborhoods

"She said the shelter doesn't take registered sex offender or violent offenders at all. It doesn't take people with drug problems."

Wait lists make parole hearings elusive for state's sex offenders

Stamp leaves former fumbles behind | Football | Sports | Toronto Sun

"Torrey Davis knows all about second chances and their value.

The Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman is trying to make the most of his.
With so much focus on new Stampeders offensive lineman Tony Washington and his second chance — a registered sex offender after having consensual sex with his sister eight years ago, at age 16 — there are others on the team who have tripped up to varying degrees en route to where they are today.

Davis sees one of those people when he looks in the mirror."

CA - San Bernardino sheriff's deputy (Nathan Gastineau) arrested for sex...

CO - Ex-offenders forced into homelessness due to draconian laws

OH - Wayne County family posts warning signs after claiming neighbor att...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Few arrests, convictions in campus sex assault cases, newspaper survey shows - Wire - Lifestyle -


MA - Homeless problem: Public safety comes first

UK - Sex offenders to keep online anonymity

Dixon: Use common sense to deal with teen sexting|head

Treatment of Offenders with Mental Disorders

Ran across this book and thought someone might be interested. If anyone does read any books posted here including this one, please email with feedback.

U.S. Catholic Church Amends Child Sex Abuse Charter

On Alert? Really?

Supreme Court Ruling on Sex Offender

Editorial: How useful is registration?

BPP Retreats on Arbitrary Imposition of 'Sex Offender' Rules

U.S. v. BRANCH - Submitted: March 14, 2011.

NI sex offenders management 'role model for others'

Q&A: Is Facebook's 'under-13' policy viable?

New laws to go into effect July 1 | Laramie Boomerang | Laramie, Wyoming

Level 3 offenders won't be allowed in shelter housing

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sex Offenders Pursuing Healing In Adversity (SOPHIA)

Sex Offenders Pursuing Healing In Adversity (SOPHIA)
September 2006 Newsletter
By: Derek Logue a.k.a. “The Fallen One”

Greetings, everyone! This is the inaugural SOPHIA newsletter! I have been working on forming SOPHIA for quite some time in cooperation with those most responsible for my  rehabilitation as well as agencies dedicated to the rehabilitation of all sex offenders. I wish to extend my thanks to all my colleagues in the Bullock County correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama, as well as those I have worked with since my days as a poster on, especially Scarlet. Now onto business.

Getting Started

Sophia was the Greek goddess of wisdom, which is fitting since knowledge is the key to rehabilitation. While not the first to teach methods of rehabilitation, SOPHIA is intended for sex offenders who wish to pursue a path of rehabilitation and who also desire a closer relationship with their higher power. Though I am a Catholic, I wish to make SOPHIA accessible to all walks of faith and encourage those of faiths not of my own to share the teachings of their respective faiths as it relates to the issues we all face as sex offenders. By doing so I wish to make SOPHIA unique among all the current programs that currently work with sex offenders. Also, I am calling upon those with artistic talents to design a suitable logo for the organization.

What The Future Holds

I recently read the “Report on Safety Issues Raised by living Arrangements for and location of Sex Offenders in the Community,” a study published in December 2004 by the Colorado Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Management Board. In light of the recent popularity of sex offender residency and proximity/anti-loitering laws, the study made some interesting conclusions:

1. “Shared living arrangements (SLA) appear to be a frequently successful mode of containment and treatment for higher risk offenders and should be considered avaliable living situation for higher risk sex offenders living in the community.” in otherwords, sex offenders do a good job of policing each other, just as it was in my Sex Offenders Anonymous courses and meetings during my incarceration.

2. “Placing restrictions on the location of correctionaly supervised sex offender residences may not deter the sex offender from re-offending and should not be considered as a method to control sexual offending recidivism.” Proximity to schools or other locations have no effect on recidivism rates. Later in the report the researchers noted that it had contacted four states (Alabama, Florida, Illinois, and Oregon) about their residency laws; none of the states passed their laws based on any scientific research.

3. “Efforts should be made to ensure that the sex offender’s support in the home is positive in order to aid in his or her treatment.” The main emphasis in the study is the fact that a support network is crucial to successful sex offender rehabilitation.

The point is while there is not a shortage of organizations and programs dealing with sexual issues, there is currently few formal organization geared towards dealing with the issues which we sex offenders deal with internally AND externally. There are few “SLA” homes as presented in the Colorado study. The grand vision of SOPHIS includes these SLA homes. The main factor in recidivism is instability in life and notably, a lack of support   Network. Thus I see pushing for creation of SLA homes on a grand scale to be integral to our efforts at a new life, or as we said in SOA, “No more victims.” I am presenting this and other research to the mayor of Cincinnati on September 12th. In addition, I am also doing another presentation to a church on September 7th regarding starting a group home. There are about 2 homeless sex offenders in Cincinnati, but I am hoping to change that.

Legal Battles

In the meantime, I am currently fighting the constitutionality of the sex offender residency restrictions. In Iowa, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Massachusetts, there have been temporary injunctions against enforcing these laws. The Iowa case makes the SECOND time a sex offender won a challenge to the laws. My next hearing is Friday the 8th. I am fighting to stay in my current residence. Hopefully soon I will be able to send you some good news. I will keep tabs on the legal battles in the other states as well as my own. Those with internet access can find a comprehensive listing of articles, legal cases, and statistics at and click the tab that reads News and Noteworthy: Articles Concerning Sex Offender Issues.

Next issue: Housing and Employment
Questions/ Comments can be sent to:
Derek Logue PO Box 141050 Cincinnati Ohio 45250

Measure would tell teachers of kids' run-ins

Official: Bill good for youths and educators

CANADA - Pressure mounts to move sex offender in Leamington

Pressure mounts to move sex offender in Leamington

Since When Does "Sex Offender" Equal "Sexual Predator"?

Diary of a Sex Offender - Knew there was something going on ... Part 3

Sex Crime Rates: Perception Versus Reality

LA - Governor Jindal signs bill criminalizing use of social networking sites by sex offenders

Sex Offender Suicides and Other Deaths: Mary Duval of SOSEN Passed Away this Morning: Satu...

Sex Offender Suicides and Other Deaths: Mary Duval of SOSEN Passed Away this Morning: Satu...: "See also Oncefallen Memorial to Mary Duval 6-18-2011: This morning, Saturday 6-18-2011 at 6:08 PST, Mary Duval (CEO SOSEN) passed away. Sh..."

Goodbye Mary; We will miss you.

Sex Offender Issues: CA - Sex offenders are nabbed in Wilmington motel ...

Sex Offender Issues: CA - Sex offenders are nabbed in Wilmington motel ...: "Original Article This is HORRIFICALLY beyond the pale. SWAT TEAMS? 8 different law enforcement agencies? OVER 100 COPS? They don't se..."

Absolute Zero United rears its ugy head, celebrates the suffering of others, as usual

SOSEN CEO Mary Duval Memorial Page


As most of you know by now, SOSEN CEO Mary Duval passed away after a lengthy battle with illness. It is a sad loss for all of us, but even more so for the family she left behind.

A have created a memorial page on my website, though it is not yet linked to the main page. Please go through it and if you can think of anything I should add, let me know.

NOTICE: Paypal donations to help cover Mary's final expenses can be made through, a 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible. Cards and direct donations can be made to-- D.  Logan, 765 Mesa View Drive, Space 24, Arroyo Grande, Ca., 93240

Please give me feedback on this page. It is still merely a draft and feels deficient. Also, please give what you can to Mary's surviving family, funeral costs are ridiculous.

Derek "The Fallen One" Logue

"Through Wisdom and Knowledge Shall We Rise From The Ashes"
Donations needed (PayPal):

Predator Magazine On The Shelf And Ran By An Ex-Felon - Corey M. Wright

Predator Magazine's Corey M. Wright (ex-felon) exploiting others for quick cash?

View his criminal record here:

He also claims he plays ball at Butte college, well, apparently that is another lie.

He's not on the rosters for baseball, football or basketball: More

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FAMM - 'Sentencing Reform'...its a start!

The U.S. Sentencing Commission will hold its public vote on whether and how to make the lowered crack cocaine sentencing guidelines retroactive on June 30, 2011 at the Commission's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FAMM members are welcome to attend this historic event. We do not know what time the vote will take place but will get the information out to you as soon as we know.

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate to the Commission that you care and to meet with your congressional representatives and let them know you support sentencing reform. FAMM can help set appointments with your lawmakers and prepare you for your meetings.

If you plan to come to D.C., let us know by emailing

If you cannot be here for the vote, don't despair! We will tweet the event on the FAMM Foundation Twitter feed, post a summary on Facebook and of course provide full reports on our blog, SentenceSpeak, and our website,


Julie Stewart
FAMM President and Founder

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


shame  (shm)
a. A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace.
b. Capacity for such a feeling: Have you no shame?

2. One that brings dishonor, disgrace, or condemnation.

3. A condition of disgrace or dishonor; ignominy.

4. A great disappointment.

tr.v. shamed, sham·ing, shames
1. To cause to feel shame; put to shame.
2. To bring dishonor or disgrace on.
3. To disgrace by surpassing.
4. To force by making ashamed: He was shamed into making an apology.

How can one leave through this? Everyday sex offenders who are low-risk, non-violent, first- time offenders are shamed with a label and with no hope of living a normal existence. They are judged, chastised and regarded as inhuman scum. Why is it that stray animals are treated with more kindness than someone seeking forgiveness. It is a travesty what America has become with how we view others. First, it was the gays and lesbians that were looked at as disgusting and unholy but now it is the sex offender label that has elevated on that desolate plateau of nothingness. Look around and seek the truth and you will be astounded and ashamed of what you eventually see.

Monday, June 13, 2011

AU - If you are an ex-sex offender and see someone in trouble, just igno...

Real Estate Values -v- Registered Sex Offenders: Home Sale Prices Affected by Registrants or Unfounded FEARS?

Massachusetts State Representative Under Investigation

F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds

The False Rape Society: Compare the way Amanda Marcotte pre-judged the Ant...

The False Rape Society: Compare the way Amanda Marcotte pre-judged the Ant...: "It is a chilling barometer of our times that a puerile, chronically fuming, radical feminist fanatic like Amanda Marcotte is cited as some..."

Wind Gap sex offender tries to pass off Facebook photo of victim for lighter sentence

Who really knows the truth here....

JO the SO - Housing Issues For Sex Offenders

Articles of interest: Housing Issues For Sex Offenders

Sex offenders to be booted from social networks | | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana

Rydberg case highlights problems Minnesota has keeping track of sexual offenders without going broke -

Deputies visit homes of sex offenders to verify their locales

Evaluating Sex Offenders by Dennis M. Doren

CHAPTER 9 Ethical Issues

Ethics: A set of rules laid out by professionals to show the way they would like to act if it were profitable. — Frank Dane The above humorous quote serves as introduction to this book's final topic, ethical issues that arise during the conducting of sex offender civil commitment evaluations. With official publications concerning professional ethics standing as the general guide (e.g., American Educational Research Association et al., 1999; American Psychological Association [APA], 1992; Committee on Ethical Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists, 1991), some ethical considerations rather specific to the civil commitment evaluation arena need to be discussed. Given the more subjective nature of this topic matter compared with others described in this book, there will be little empirical basis for any conclusions or recommendations offered. Instead, certain topics and their concomitant ethical issues will be investigated, with the reader obviously left fully responsible for the...

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NJ - Senate Passes Bill Restricting Housing Options for Convicted Sex Offenders - U.S. Politics Today - News Media Monitoring

CA - Sex offenders ban from public parks to be considered,0,6604069.story

Hypocrite Foley on AMW If I were one of these sickos

Mark Foley Hannity

Mark Foley Child Predator?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sex Offender Issues: Dr. Phil - Women reluctantly admits she lied about DV

Mark Foley on Political Scandal, Rep. Weiner, Part 2

FAMM Update

Description: FAMM logo

Dear All:

It’s been hotter than heck in Washington, D.C. this week but…FAMM has been, too! 

After a remarkable hearing before the U.S. Sentencing Commission last week, the Washington Post came out today with this fantastic editorial echoing our position on retroactivity for prisoners serving crack cocaine sentences. We’re thrilled they agree that retroactivity should apply to all eligible crack prisoners.

Also today, the Washington Times features an excellent FAMM op-ed highlighting the story of a Florida man sentenced to 20 years for protecting his family with a gun. Read the full story here. The story is important for many reasons but especially because in Florida, we are gearing up for the next legislative session and are determined to show lawmakers in the Sunshine State the human face of their harsh, inflexible sentencing laws.

Our merry band of reformers has also been busy in Massachusetts, where we are preparing for a hearing on our mandatory minimum reform bills. We plan to make sure the legislature’s Judiciary Committee hears why reform is needed NOW! The hearing will take place on July 26th at the State House in Boston.   

Lastly, a little housekeeping: We promised we’d send you the video tape of FAMM member Natasha Darrington’s and my testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Click here to see and hear the testimony – especially the compelling remarks Natasha gave in support of making the crack guideline changes retroactive. (You can read our written statements here.)

As always, we will do our best to keep you updated on these and other matters - but you don’t need to wait for our emails. You can follow our latest and greatest hits on our website, blog or Facebook.

Thanks for your continued support.

Julie Stewart
FAMM President and Founder

Friday, June 10, 2011

Child pornography charges thrown out

Bozeman preschool wants city to ban sex offender from living next-door - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: City

Bozeman preschool wants city to ban sex offender from living next-door - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: City: "A Bozeman pre-school has asked city commissioners to prohibit registered sexual offenders from living near a school or childcare facility afte…"

 "It would be easier for me to terminate his lease and make him move, but it's just not the right thing to do," Lint said. "He has been a satisfactory tenant. David was convicted; he's done his time. He has a right to live his life, too. All things considered, I don't think it's the right thing to do to terminate his lease."

At least, someone still sticks to their principals...good job!

Mom Molested by TSA?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CNN Reporter wants your son's story

Posted on 06/05/11, 12:13 pm
Emanuella, is a CNN reporter who is interested in talking to mothers and their sons who are affected by AWA, please contact her if you are willing to tell your story.

I talked to her this week, she would like to educate the masses on sex offender issues.


10 Things Your Neighbors Won't Tell You

 2. "I will use your Wi-Fi -- and get you arrested."

CA Dept. of Corrections Outsources Sex Offender GPS Tracking

Weiner’s website vilifies online sex predators

The False Rape Society: The Education Dept. doesn't want your son cross-ex...

The False Rape Society: The Education Dept. doesn't want your son cross-ex...: "Former Education Department attorney Hans Bader is the most cogent voice for the presumptively innocent accused of sexual harassment on camp..."

KY - Law limiting where sex offenders can live may cause clusters in other areas

As restrictions grow, Louisville sees more sex offenders clustering to live in certain areas

OH - High school sex offender faces 3rd rape charge

"The boy has been in and out of the juvenile detention center and has spent time at a residential treatment center. Still, the court says the district is obligated to educate the boy, and it has."

GA - Sex offender binder receives mixed reviews

AL - Alabama sex offender registration, extortion fees, it's all about m...

USA WAKE UP! TSA Sexually Assaults Mom

What the heck? Come on...first of all, we see is this woman screaming "molestation". How many times have we heard this. So what happened before all her screaming. Odd, that her son just had his camera ready. Don''t you think it convenient? The son even knew all the laws and seemed prepared. If you saw the comments, one person looked up the TSA agents names to see they are sex offenders. What a crazed hysteria going on in our country. It's pathetic. After 12 minutes she's still screaming rape!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Reform Sex Offender Laws June Digest, 2011

Montana Tribes must track sex offenders by end of July

Internet should remain as open as possible – UN expert on freedom of expression

Helpline offers resources to prevent, report sexual abuse

I hope communities call in and complain about sex offenders not having a place to live due to all the restrictions. If they are out in the street or go back to prion what is that accomplishing? If a true, sexually deviate wants to commit a sexual crime, they will. So why are we locking up the non-violent, low-risk, first-time offenders and giving them registry for life?

The National Megan’s Law Helpline (888) ASK-PFML (888) 275-7365, is available to provide support to communities.

It offers information on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services.

Parents for Megan's Law (PFML) staff provide assistance to the community in accessing their state sex offender registries and prevention specialists provide support to parents and community members to assist in their sexual abuse prevention education strategies. Certified rape crisis counselors are available to support all victims of violent crime and to provide geographically appropriate referrals.

The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program provides the public an opportunity to report registrants who are failing to comply with registration requirements, employment or supervision restrictions or who are in positions of trust where they can access children.

Tips can be provided via the Helpline or website at This program is not intended to be used to report police emergencies. Dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency directly for emergencies. Agency deputized staff work collaboratively with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to facilitate the appropriate follow-up action.

Law spurs change for sex offenders in Jefferson County|newswell|text|Home|s

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Smashed Frog: 24/7 Tracking vs Individual Privacy

Smashed Frog: 24/7 Tracking vs Individual Privacy: "A Delaware criminal case presently before the courts may define what constitutes a reasonable expectation of privacy. (...) The American..."

The False Rape Society: Innocent man is jailed solely because his wife cla...

The False Rape Society: Innocent man is jailed solely because his wife cla...: "Do most men understand that the only thing standing between them and a cold, smelly, inhumane jail cell is the good will of their wives or g..."

Letters to Leaders
Subject: Sex Offender Registry and Costs to Implement

President Barack Obama
Sen. Charles Schumer
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Rep. Paul Tonko

June 5, 2011

I am opposed to public registries of sex offenders. There is no evidence that registries prevent sex crimes. But it is clear beyond any doubt that thousands of people have been harmed and many lives ruined through the sex offender registries and scarlet letter laws that brand many people that have not committed any crimes against children as "violent, sexual predators" who cannot live, work nor go near a school, public library or other facility where children may be present.

While horrific crimes involving abuse of children do occur, these are rare and comprise a tiny percentage of those convicted with sex offenses. However, the sex offender registries paint ALL offenders with the same brush whether it is teenagers having sex, a person urinating by the side of the road or someone who brutalizes a child. Most sex offenses (more than 80%) are committed by family members or other people well-known to the victim. Repeat offenses by sex offenders are rare with recidivism in most jurisdictions less than 5%. Existing sex offender laws and the elaborate and costly apparatus to enforce these laws have little effect on preventing sex offenses. These laws have sprung up around particularly horrible crimes and are often named after the victims.

Evidence-based approaches to preventing child abuse exist but too often are not applied and too often such programs remain underfunded while large funds are consumed by highly visible approaches that provide political benefits to people seeking to get elected on tough on crime platforms. I propose that all funding for sex offender registries be redirected to fund programs that reduce child abuse. This starts with training children to recognize abuse and abusers and to say no to the abuser and to report abuse to their parents or guardian or other person with responsibility. Abusers whose actions are caught early can be helped to understand their actions and to prevent this behavior in the future. For the sex offender with a deeper problem more intensive therapy would be warranted.

By preventing more cases of child abuse the relatively rare cases involving brutalization of children by violent criminals can be dealt with more effectively through appropriately severe sanctions. In today's environment with thousands of people painted with the same brush as if they are violent, predatory sex criminals the attention of law enforcement is distracted by the large number of offenders increasing the chances for such acts to be committed.

Schenectady , NY

Torrington man sentenced to four years for sexual assault
“I come here today, knowing the situation, knowing that I’m going to go to jail. I guess the point is, I need to get myself in order,” he said. “I ask you; don’t put me in the sex offender registry so I can rehabilitate myself.”

Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Dawn Gallo, who has prosecuted Perlotto’s cases in the past, addressed the issue.

“He (Perlotto) is not the world’s worst enemy. He has let alcohol take advantage of him. He has the chance to be a working member of society. I think today has been a real wake up call for him,” Gallo said. “I don’t know he is the type of person the sex offender registration is designed for.”

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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.”