Monday, December 28, 2015

Ordinance zones sex offenders out of most of Pasco County - Florida Action Committee

Ordinance zones sex offenders out of most of Pasco County - Florida Action Committee



NOTE: if anyone wants to read the complaint it can be found here: http://www.floridayoujudge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Complaint-for-Declaratory-and-Injunctive-Relief.pdf

Adam Walsh Act was Reauthorized - Florida Action Committee

Adam Walsh Act was Reauthorized - Florida Action Committee

Thank you, David and June Trone, Total Wine co-founder! - Florida Action Committee

Thank you, David and June Trone, Total Wine co-founder! - Florida Action Committee

Boca Raton, FL based The GEO Group Inc. is a horrible company. - Florida Action Committee

Boca Raton, FL based The GEO Group Inc. is a horrible company. - Florida Action Committee

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Debunking the "Sex Trafficking" Lies - Florida Action Committee

Debunking the "Sex Trafficking" Lies - Florida Action Committee

FAC Weekly Update for 2015-12-09

For more Weekly updates go to http:Floridaactioncommittee.org and become a member... you'll be glad you did!

Let’s call this week’s update “musical sex offenders”. Like the children’s game where you circle chairs, removing one each time and when the music stops, one child is left without a chair to sit in and eliminated. In musical sex offenders, the chairs are opportunities, the music is the legislature and registered citizens are the ones walking in circles waiting for the music to stop and one more opportunity to be taken away.

That has been the case with sex offender legislation since inception. Residency restrictions remain in effect as the number of available places to live, like the chairs, are eliminated one-by-one. The music starts again and when it stops, restriction on internet use comes up and job opportunities disappear. In “musical sex offenders” registered citizens are circling a consistently dwindling pool of opportunities, in constant fear that when the music stops an axe is going to fall and the only question is what will be taken away next.

Recently, the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld a ban on social media. To anyone who’s had a job since 1997, they are not exactly mailing letters or sending faxes anymore… Also, in a Texas city, they passed a law laws week requiring registrants post a sign in their yard that says, “Sex Offender Lives Here”. Regardless of the facts that none of these measures have any effectiveness and only serve to further punish the registrant (and whoever lives with him), but these are just more chairs that get pulled away when the music stops and for those of us who don’t live in North Carolina or Gonzalez, Texas, we’re walking in circles waiting for the music to stop. Only, in Florida, where registration is lifetime, the game is never over.

For those reading this, we’re preaching to the choir. By virtue of you receiving this email, you’re fully aware of what’s going on, you are aware that these measures do nothing to enhance public safety and only serve to further punish registered citizens irrespective of the severity of their offense. If you are getting this email, you are already aware of FAC, who we are and what we are doing to fight for reform.

What we ask of you today is to send this email to 10 friends or family members. People who know you, care about you, know you are not a monster and would be willing to help you. Invite them to join FAC, because by becoming a member, not only will the $5 a month go a long way in helping to fund our litigation, legislative and outreach efforts, but they will be educated on the facts surrounding our cause and kept informed of the latest developments and new laws that effect the rights of all citizens. They, in turn, will educate others and it’s only by getting our message out there that we will help influence public perception of registered citizens and end the game.

Sincerely,

Florida Action Committee
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SOME HEADLINES FROM THIS WEEK

Interesting Statistic – Most Florida Sex Offenders are NOT in the Community
The stated purpose of a public registry is SUPPOSED to make the public aware of who to "watch out for" in the community, right? Well in doing some research, I came across a...

The Palm Beach re entry task force has asked FAC to circulate the following notifications of opening at a new hotel. Five hiring events will be held in the next two weeks to...

The Gonzales City Council approved an ordinance at Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting requiring registered sex offenders within the city limits to post signs in their yard...

Here's the law in Osceola County that is causing this: ARTICLE IV. - SEXUAL OFFENDER RESIDENCY   Sec. 14-73 (a) It is prohibited and unlawful for any person who is required...

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Polygraph Testing and Sex Offenders

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We recently had a blog post on the polygraph by David Prescott which readers may want to look at in relationship to this new one.
Polygraph testing of sex offenders has come in for a good deal of recent criticism.  While polygraphy in general, and post-conviction sex offender testing (PCSOT) in particular, is not without its problems, many of the negative comments are based on misunderstandings, misconceptions, and sometimes just plain mischievousness.  Other criticisms, however, are based on genuine concerns, a number of which are eloquently described in a recent blog by David Prescott (2015).  But what is often unclear is the extent to which these objections are fundamental to polygraph testing and PCSOT, or whether they relate to poor or outright bad practice in delivery.

Resource...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CA: Suit alleges California database violates law, prompted attacks - Florida Action Committee

CA: Suit alleges California database violates law, prompted attacks - Florida Action Committee

Posted by FAC on November 17, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

An advocacy group is challenging California in a controversial
lawsuit over a public sex offender database, claiming the state’s
inaction has led to the fatal attacks of four individuals...


Donate Now!! Florida Action Committee

Donations - Florida Action Committee

Only way to change these laws is to help those who are working to help you!! Donate Now!!

New Page of Interest: Florida Sex Offender Registry Questions & Answers

Florida Sex Offender Registry Questions & Answers

Community of the Wrongly Accused: CNN to air rape "documentary" that takes the side ...

Community of the Wrongly Accused: CNN to air rape "documentary" that takes the side ...: On Sunday November 22, CNN is going to air a film about the made-up college rape epidemic called "The Hunting Ground."  CNN claims...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tide turns against US residency restrictions on sex offenders - Florida Action Committee

Tide turns against US residency restrictions on sex offenders - Florida Action Committee

Bogus Sex Stings Make Forbes' Magazine's Top 10 Internet Law Developments Of 2014 - Florida Action Committee

Bogus Sex Stings Make Forbes' Magazine's Top 10 Internet Law Developments Of 2014 - Florida Action Committee

Lawsuit: California breaks the law on sex offender website

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan's Law website, leading some offenders to be targeted by vigilantes, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Lawsuit-California-breaks-the-law-on-sex-6623370.php

Florida Crime and Enforcement

Last Updated July 15, 2015: Florida has three classes of crimes split into different degrees of severity: felonies, misdemeanors and common law crimes.

Felonies, punishable by more than a year in prison, are split into 4 degrees:
  • First degree felonies punishable by up to five years or $5,000 in fines
  • Second degree felonies punishable by up to 15 years and $10,000 in fines.
  • Life felonies punishable by 40 years to life
  • Capital felonies punishable by either life imprisonment or death. Capital punishments include only murder, sexual battery and capital drug trafficking.
Misdemeanors are split into first degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and $500 in fines, and second degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year and $1,000 in fines.

A third class of crimes, common law crimes, including violations like contempt of court that are not specifically classified as felonies or misdemeanors in statute.
Felony sentences are determined by a combination of judicial discretion and a points system. The points system provides guidelines based on the type of crime committed and the circumstances surrounding the crime.

This process results in mandatory minimum sentences for many crimes. While judges can sometimes depart from these minimums, it is generally easier to order harsher punishments than more lenient ones, according to The Florida Bar Association.

The primary state agency that executes these laws is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE is responsible for coordinating multijurisdictional investigations, conducting its own independent investigations, processing and analyzing forensic evidence and training and monitoring other law enforcement agencies.

For juvenile offenders, criminal cases are usually handled by the Department of Juvenile Justice, led by a governor appointed secretary. DJJ operates 21 detention centers and is responsible for a wide range of programs designed to redirect and rehabilitate delinquent youth.

Florida, however, allows prosecutors to decide whether to try most juveniles as adults, and the state now leads the nation in such cases, according to Human Rights Watch.

The country generally and Florida specifically has seen a steep drop in the past decade. FDLE estimates that from 1993 to 2013 both the rate and total number of crimes committed dropped by 55.8 and 37.4 percent, a decrease that was even more dramatic for violent crimes. Juvenile delinquency has also declined significantly and is at its lowest rate in 30 years.

This drop in crime coincided with a massive increase in incarceration caused by laws like Gov. Charlie Crist's "Truth In Sentencing" proposal, which mandates all offenders complete at least 85 percent of their sentence before they are eligible for release.

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, however, rising incarceration accounted for 0 to 10 percent of the drop in crime, with factors like increased police presence, data driven enforcement techniques and social movements driving most of the change.

Many reform proposals have focused on reducing incarceration rates by expanding special court programs and introducing new sentencing guidelines.

In 2015, the Legislature passed SB 378, which gives police more authority to issue warnings to juveniles and encourages them to use civil citations instead of arrest and incarceration. Lawmakers also moved toward creating a regulatory system for police body cameras. That included passing several public record exemptions for body camera obtained recordings despite the misgivings of advocates like the ACLU, who said the exemptions undermined the accountability cameras were supposed to bring to police.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sex-sting arrest prompts suit against Sheriff's Office - Florida Action Committee

Sex-sting arrest prompts suit against Sheriff's Office - Florida Action Committee

Court appears fractured in child pornography mandatory minimum case - Florida Action Committee

Court appears fractured in child pornography mandatory minimum case - Florida Action Committee

High Court to Hear Appeal Over Sex Offender Registration


The Supreme Court will decide whether convicted sex offenders must update their status on the federal sex offender registry after moving to a foreign country.

The justices agreed Friday to resolve a split among lower courts that reached different outcomes in the cases of two men — one who lived in Kansas City, Kansas, and another who lived in Kansas City, Missouri.

The court will hear an appeal from Lester Nichols, a Kansas man who moved to the Philippines after his release from prison in 2012 without updating his registration. A federal appeals court in Denver upheld his conviction for violating the law.

But a federal appeals court in St. Louis said a convicted sex offender from Missouri did not have to register after he also moved to the Philippines.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/high-court-hear-appeal-sex-offender-registration-35029410

(Note: this will basically only effect registrants that move out of the country) 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Shocking Numbers of Police Officers Have Committed Sex Crimes - Florida Action Committee





Shocking Numbers of Police Officers Have Committed Sex Crimes 

November 6, 2015



The AP unveils a startling truth after spending a year investigating
incidents of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement. After spending a
year investigating cases of sexual...



 
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Longer Prison Terms Only Works for Politics - Florida Action Committee





Longer Prison Terms Only Works for Politics
November 6, 2015


Recently Matt Gaetz who is running for the republican representative
for Bay county Florida has come out with a new shocking advertisement.
In this ad he boasts his role in...



 
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Eighth Grader in Florida Disciplined For Giving Hug To Friend At School


MANSUR_SarahElla Fishbough, 14, is now an eighth grader with a record. Ella was given suspension by Jackson Heights principal Sarah Mansur-Blythe (left) for a hug. That's right. She hugged a friend who was having a bad day and was immediately reported for discipline under a hopelessly undefined prohibition on “inappropriate or obscene acts." As with the other story today of the student suspended for playing Power Rangers, this is a case of blind application of rules without any sense of judgment or fairness. It is part of the zero tolerance culture that has taken hold in our schools.

Entrapment victim fights back!!! - Florida Action Committee

Entrapment victim fights back!!! - Florida Action Committee

Fight Back!!! - Florida Action Committee

Fight Back!!! - Florida Action Committee

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Call-to-Action: Send Letter to US Sentencing Commission by Friday Nov 6 - Florida Action Committee

Call-to-Action: Send Letter to US Sentencing Commission by Friday Nov 6



November 4, 2015

Your help is urgently needed NOW.  Please take a minute to write to the US Sentencing Commission this week regarding the reclassification of CP offenses. Below is a sample Email...


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A cruel and unnecessary punishment in a prep school sex scandal - Florida Action Committee

A cruel and unnecessary punishment in a prep school sex scandal - Florida Action Committee

BAN THE BOX - Florida Action Committee

BAN THE BOX - Florida Action Committee

New Advocate Website: Governing Us

Governing Us is a user-centric on-line community with social network capabilities dedicated to government-related issues. It provides facets for users to correspond and collaborate on issues or projects by assisting in the pursuit of raising awareness and sharing of information to achieve their objectives.

 http://governingus.com/

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NEWS RELEASE: United States Sentencing Commission introduced a proposed amendment, "Crime of Violence"

On August 7, 2015, the United States Sentencing Commission introduced a proposed amendment, "crime of violence" to include non-contact CP offenders. The Commission is currently reviewing criminal research data and federal sentencing statistics. The proposed amendment would then be promulgated to amend Section 4B1.2(a)(2) of the sentencing guidelines, which would be submitted to Congress NO later than May 1, 2016.
 
WE MUST STOP THIS!!!
 
This would have the most detrimental effects on CP offenders, including exclusion from programming credits earned in prison, stiffer Supervised Release conditions and placement as a Tier 3 Violent Offender on the Registry. This proposal would be retroactive if it becomes law, regardless if you are incarcerated or on release.
 
The Sentencing Commission is accepting public comment on this issue until November 12, 2015. Our friends at Caution Click have launched a letter writing campaign to challenge this proposed amendment. WE ALL need to get involved on this and send in those letters. You can write your own, or use the formatted letter included from Caution Click, but send them snail mail as well as email to the address provided. As an insider, I have set a goal for us to get in a minimum of 100,000 letters. I won't back down and neither should you.
 
-->> SAMPLE LETTER BELOW
 
United States Sentencing Commission
One Columbus Circle, NE, Suite 2-500
Washington, DC 20002-8002
Attention Public Affairs
 
RE: Proposed Amendment to Section 4B1.2, Sentencing Guidelines
 
Dear Commission Members,
 
This letter is in response to the Commission's request for public comment. It is my personal belief that possession of child pornography should be excluded from the definition of a "forcible sex offense". Non-production possession, receipt, transportation or distribution of child pornography does not meet the criteria of being a sexual act or of having sexual contact. Therefore, it should be excluded as a violent Sexual Offense.
 
Using the classification of violent offender is placing the otherwise non-violent offender under the same label as someone who has had actual, physical contact with a child. This distorts the truth and is very misleading.
 
We are all very passionate about protecting our children, however, we have taken this passion to an unforgivable level of applying a definition to an offender that does not relate to the actual crime he/she committed, and using this term to perpetuate a life time punishment. Therefore, I would like this letter to be entered as public comment to item 4(D) in the "Issues for Comment" section of the United States Sentencing Commission proposal to Section 4B1.2(a)(2) of the Sentencing Guidelines. Thank you.
 
Sincerely (your name)
address
phone
 
________________________________________

Monday, October 12, 2015

RSOL: Crisis in Rhode Island May Spread to Your State

The focus of this month’s Review will be the recently enacted residency restrictions in Rhode Island. These retroactive restrictions will likely result in homelessness if the courts do not intervene. RSOL issued a press release calling for repeal of the law. RSOL condemned the law as misguided, noting that many states have followed research and enacted no such restrictions against those on the registry, while  some other jurisdictions that previously enacted them have repealed them, are reconsidering them, or have had their retroactive application struck down by the courts. We also emphasized that RSOL will partner with civil rights attorneys in Rhode Island who seek to block enforcement of this unjust law. Subsequent to RSOL’s statement, the ACLU of Rhode Island issued its own statement regarding the law and announced its intention to initiate a legal challenge. RSOL’s legal team plans to work closely with the ACLU on the lawsuit. 

Come hear Brenda Jones, RSOL’s executive director, and Mary Sue Molnar from Texas Voices explain how they have stopped similar legislation in their states and the importance of having advocates in every state focused on the legislative process when lawmakers are in session.  

Agenda:
·         Review of Rhode Island statute;
·         Panel discussion with Brenda and Mary Sue;
·         Q and A for the panel;
·         General comments or questions.

The phone number is 641 715-3660  followed by access code 957605#. We ask that you sign up if you plan to attend so that we have some idea how many participants to expect.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton sparks debate after posting photo in shower with son...seriously??



Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton sparked big controversy from what was supposed to be a fun and happy little family Instagram post.
   

Miami-Dade Homeless Sex Offender Encampment Surpasses 200 People - Florida Action Committee

Miami-Dade Homeless Sex Offender Encampment Surpasses 200 People - Florida Action Committee

Informational Kiosks in St. Johns County to Feature Registrants - Florida Action Committee

Informational Kiosks in St. Johns County to Feature Registrants - Florida Action Committee

Writer Comment - Florida Action Committee

Writer Comment - Florida Action Committee

Friday, October 2, 2015

Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and 2 others: Reform and Enact Sensible US Sex Offender Laws

Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and 2 others


...If we want to protect America's children, we must give them resources, knowledge, and help when they need it- on every topic, including sex. Sexual values are for the family to give, but sexual health is something every individual should have. If we want to stop potential abusers, before they abuse, we must have programs in place to get them the help that they need. The sex offender registry should be based on risk to children and the public, not classifying every single person who does X the same threat as the person who does X, Y, and Z multiple times. Major organizations dedicated to researching these issues have made these recommendations to policy makers, but no one has addressed them.... 

 

 




Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NJ - Association for the Restoration of Individuals Seeking Empowerment: A.R.I.S.E

http://www.njarise.org/home/


Mission Statement


A.R.I.S.E. seeks to ensure that the supervision and mental health treatment to which its Client base is subjected is fair, humane and ethical. Moreover, A.R.I.S.E. will advocate for methods and modes of supervision and treatment that have been scientifically and empirically validated as effective in securing public safety and advancing Client recovery and rehabilitation, while avoiding harm to Clients and their families.

Cops Getting Busted for Sex Abuses in FL - Florida Action Committee

Cops Getting Busted for Sex Abuses in FL - Florida Action Committee

Florida group sues Seminole County, sheriff over sex-offender rules - Florida Action Committee

Florida group sues Seminole County, sheriff over sex-offender rules - Florida Action Committee

How Can This Indefinite Incarceration Policy Be Constitutional? - Florida Action Committee

How Can This Indefinite Incarceration Policy Be Constitutional? - Florida Action Committee

Group says sex offender ordinance violates civil rights - Florida Action Committee

Group says sex offender ordinance violates civil rights - Florida Action Committee

Thursday, September 24, 2015

RSOL Conf 2015 Legislative Action Panel

Florida Action Committee - Recent Posts Sept. 24, 2015





Federal suit filed against county, probation GPS provider


September 24, 2015

A Tallahassee lawyer has filed a federal suit claiming GPS monitoring
systems used by Leon County pretrial release and probation programs to
track individuals are faulty and...



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Commerce City wants sex offenders to be employed and contribute to the community

September 24, 2015
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - What to do with sex offenders once they've
served their time and are back in your neighborhood? Tracking them is
one thing -- making sure they stay...



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Homeless Palmetto man charged with punching child molester

September 24, 2015
MANATEE -- Deputies arrested a homeless man after he hit another man
who was kicked out of an Ellenton bar for being a child molester,
according to the Manatee County Sheriff's...



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Arizona’s How to Catch a Predator Laws: Are they really catching who they were meant for?

September 24, 2015
Here's a post by an Arizona Attorney. If you read it and think this
practice closely mirrors the scam law enforcement in Florida has been
running for years, you're right....



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Videos Available from National RSOL

September 24, 2015
In June, RSOL National held an annual convention in Dallas, TX. Two
members of our board attended and Gail Colletta, our president, even
participated on a speaker panel. For...



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Deputies: Man was shot ‘because he’s a sex offender’

September 22, 2015
CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - The Shasta County Jail has released the
mugshot of a suspect who deputies said shot another man after learning
he was a registered sex offender....



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Watch Hypocrite Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz getting arrested.

September 22, 2015
When the Federal Court dismissed our lawsuit challenging the
Miami-Dade Sex Offender Residency Restrictions (currently on appeal),
Miami-Dade County issued a press release...



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Why do DUI laws not afford the protection that sex offender laws do?

September 22, 2015
This Wisconsin opinion piece makes a good argument: Consider for a
moment how the government treats sex offenders. Sex offenders are viewed
as a great danger to children since...



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130 Months In Prison For Failing To Register!

September 22, 2015
A North Escambia man was charged with failure to register after he
moved from FL to Georgia without registering. He was sentenced to 130
months in prison! That's over 10 years...



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From TAG: US Government facilitates child rape by Afghani police and military

September 22, 2015
Just as FAC is the Florida affiliate of National RSOL, another
subgroup has been created under National to address concerns specific to
international travel. Registrant Travel...



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John Walsh plans to name names to get bill named after son reauthorized

September 21, 2015
Frustrated by the gridlock in Congress, John Walsh is headed back to
Capitol Hill. And this time, the former longtime “America’s Most Wanted”
host says he’s ready to name names...



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N.J. Supreme Court: Sex offenders who served their time can’t face penalities under new laws

September 21, 2015
Sex offenders can not be subjected to punishments under newly created
laws if they committed their offense and served their time before the
legislation was passed, the state...



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Sex Offenders Banned From Florida Hospital


September 21, 2015

Daytona Beach registrants should be up in arms over this one! A local
hospital, Halifax Health, has set up a new system to scan IDs for Sex
Offenders. According to this article,...



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Monday, September 21, 2015

John Walsh plans to name names to get bill named after son reauthorized | Florida Action Committee

Frustrated by the gridlock in Congress, John Walsh is headed back to Capitol Hill. And this time, the former longtime “America’s Most Wanted” host says he’s ready to name names in order to get lawmakers to reauthorize a bill named after his son.

John Walsh plans to name names to get bill named after son reauthorized | Florida Action Committee

Saturday, September 19, 2015

An open letter to Pope Francis: Speak to the evils of public registration and perpetual punishment

There is a great evil in our land that goes ignored: the public pillory of people who have been convicted of sexually-based offenses long after they have been released from lawful punishment. 

read more...

Florida HB 175 - Transportation Network Companies (background checks)


HB 175 - Transportation Network Companies

General Bill by Gaetz
Transportation Network CompaniesProvides requirements for operating as a transportation network company or operating as a transportation network company driver; directs DHSMV to issue permits.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Last Event: Withdrawn prior to introduction on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:30 AM

 http://www.tbo.com/list/news-opinion-letters/letters-to-the-editor-distorted-trash-20150919/

Michele Willens: College kids have too much privacy (Dallas Morning News)




"..rs have also allowed schools to alert parents if a student is violating campus policies, but that's limited to drug or alcohol use and, more recently, sexual offenses. It is, therefore, up to concerned friends and roommates (who probably don't want to fink and may not even know there is a problem) to ..."

Proposed bill could help speed up Florida rape investigations - Sarasota News | Mysuncoast.com and ABC 7: State

HB 167 - Evidence Collected in Sexual Assault Investigations

General Bill by Cruz
Evidence Collected in Sexual Assault InvestigationsProvides legislative findings; requires law enforcement agencies to adopt standards concerning forensic evidence collected in investigations of alleged sexual assaults; provides time period for processing backlogged forensic medical evidence; provides surcharge upon persons convicted of certain sexual offenses; specifies that proceeds of surcharge be used to process forensic medical evidence submitted in investigations of alleged sexual assaults.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Last Event: Filed on Monday, September 14, 2015 4:43 PM

Proposed bill could help speed up Florida rape investigations - Sarasota News | Mysuncoast.com and ABC 7: State

Florida Action Committee Recent Posts - Sept 19, 2015


“Severe Sanctions and Public Scorn”

September 18, 2015
"Severe Sanctions and Public Scorn." That's not how you would categorize signing up for a Price Club Membership, is it? During oral arguments in Smith v. Doe, 538 U.S. 84 (2003)....
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2 sex offenders living near Lake Nona park move after uproar from community

September 18, 2015
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two sex offenders who caused an uproar when neighbors found out they were living feet from the community park have moved, but the battle isn’t over; the...
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New York - WGRZ-TV WNY Towns Call for Transparency on Sex Offender Housing

WEST SENECA, N.Y. -- First West Seneca, then the Town of Boston, and now Eden.

Neighbors in all three of these communities are calling for answers from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

They want to know why the state department cannot provide information as to whether sex offenders may be moving into group homes.

Read more.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

RSOL Request: Research Volunteers Needed

September 13, 2015

RSOL Request: Research Volunteers Needed

9-13-15 National:

Project: US states', territories', and cities' registered citizens' residency, employment, volunteering, loitering and presence distance restrictions

Ever wanted to have a ready reference of all registered citizens distance restrictions? If you answered yes, then we need you!

Led by our West Virginia State Contact and Advocate Philip Kaso with assistance from ​ RSOL Board Member​ Robin Vanderwall, a project is in the works to do just that.​ 

The project is in the forming stage and is in need of volunteers to help research, compile, and fact-check the listing.

What will I do as a research volunteer?
  • Review and fact-check the current listing
  • Pick an area to research or fact-check, i.e., state, territory, city
  • Research using on/offline references
  • Add your research findings to the listing using Google Sheets (similar to MS Excel)
  • Add comments on existing data based on your fact-checking

Act today and be a part of a project that matters to us all!

If you're interesting in volunteering, then please let us know by filling out the form below and Philip or Robin will contact you with additional details on how to get started.

I want to be a research volunteer: click here​

Thank you for your help!

Chemical castration to control crime?

Testosterone hormone is closely linked with the sex drive in humans. ... of the bioethical issues involved in any compulsory castration of sex offenders.

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Fom Sex Offender Help Desk at Sex Offender One Stop Resource


A message from Sex Offender One Stop Resource:

How You Can Help


We thank you for visiting Alaska Sex Offenders One Stop Resource website.

If you wish to help us with the content of our website, and even advertise with us, please feel free to submit a resource to us by visiting our submission form.
 
Also, If you would like to donate, and help…. we plan to start sending a postcard to sex offenders being released from prison 2 months prior to their releases, of our website and all the resources available to them. The cost for postage, and processing, … is a great hindrance. Please donate to our cause. We will have a report on our main site  when we begin taking donations, of where those funds are going.
What happens then, is that we would verify the listing and provided information, and once that is done, we will post it on our website at http://sexoffenderonestopresource.com.

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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:
* * * *
“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.”