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. 

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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.

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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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

No Place to Go, Forever, Texas Offender Says | Florida Action Committee

No Place to Go, Forever, Texas Offender Says | Florida Action Committee

Florida Attorney General Admits that Thousands of Rape Kits Went Untested | Florida Action Committee

Florida Attorney General Admits that Thousands of Rape Kits Went Untested | Florida Action Committee

Judge Issues New Ruling In Case Of Teen Ordered On Sex-Offender Registry for 25 Years


The Michigan judge who made national headlines when he ordered an Indiana teen on the sex offender registry for 25 years for having sex with an ...

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Sex Offender Statistics: Sources: B4 18: Girls and Boys

Sex Offender Statistics: Sources: B4 18: Girls and Boys: National: Because so many folks cite different authorities, lets see how many are citing each other, or some other authority and validate...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fewer sex offenses reported in neighborhoods with more registered sex offenders


September 7, 2015
 
Amid a growing national debate over sex offender registries, researchers who studied years of crime data from Baltimore County have released a new finding: Neighborhoods with...
 
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MI - Some worried about sex offenders living in Ionia

New head coach Jim Harbaugh faced many of the same issues the ... That's when she discovered through the Michigan Sex Offender Registry that ...


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Some worried about sex offenders living in Ionia 

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September 4, 2015
 
For those of you who attended our Member Call last night (there were 52 of you, so thanks!), we received a proposal and overview...
 
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Volunteer Positions – You can help FAC in these roles

September 8, 2015

FAC is seeking volunteers to fill the roles of Media Committee Chair and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Manager. These roles are essential to our ability to reach our audience....
 
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Shouldn’t we criminalize masturbation?

September 8, 2015

This was a big story this past week. Two teens are dating. Both are under 18. They privately exchange selfies of each other and are now are themselves charged as adults for...

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Second Jacksonville Trailer Park Molestation by Non-Sex-Offender

September 8, 2015

This story out of Jacksonville is the reason parents are being misinformed and a false sense of security is being created by the sex offender registry. Apparently, there have...

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The Pointless Banishment of Sex Offenders


September 8, 2015
 
It’s a chilling image: the sex predator skulking in the shadows of a swing set, waiting to snatch a vulnerable child. Over the past two decades, that scenario has led to a wave...
 
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Supreme Court perpetuates sex offender myths


September 7, 2015

Onerous sex offender registration laws have pulled together unlikely alliances. Victim advocates have begun standing up for sex offenders in litigation and legislative battles...

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Florida Action Committee | Recent Posts Sept 3, 2015


License Plate Reader Scans for Sex Offenders

September 3, 2015
This article out of Maryland describes the use of their new
license plate scanning technology “LPR technology is used to scan for stolen vehicles, identification of persons with...


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Orange County Registered Citizen Sues to Remain in Home

September 2, 2015
You know how you can ask probation one thing and be told
something else by the Sheriff's office? Or you'll call the County and
they will give you one answer but the FDLE tells...


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5 ironies of sex offender laws

September 2, 2015
If two 16 year olds text naked pictures to each other, they
are sex offenders. If the same two 16 year olds actually have sex, they are not.   If you pay a prostitute to...


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These Teens Kept Their Sexting Private, But Cops Found Out. Now They Face Sex Offender Registry, Jail.

September 2, 2015
Fayetteville, North Carolina, cops have charged 17-year-old
Cormega Copening with sexual exploitation of a minor—his girlfriend, who is the same age—because the couple sent each...


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It’s Official: Lauren Book Is Running for State Senate

September 2, 2015
Miramar, Hollywood, Davie, Plantation, and Dania Beach, meet
your next state senator: 30-year-old Lauren Book. The Plantation
resident, founder of a nonprofit and daughter of...


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Sex offender registry questioned after New Hampshire prep school grad convicted of sex crimes

September 1, 2015
Are people only beginning to realize now that most on the sex
offender list are not all the repeat violent child molester pedophiles
they thought they were?   CONCORD, N.H....


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Parole officer accused of raping woman during home visit

August 31, 2015
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida parole officer
was arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman on
probation, and the victim said she has video to...


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RSOs in Jacksonville – Be prepared to get new restrictions.

August 31, 2015
Members in Jacksonville have reported that on recent
compliance checks, the Sheriffs office have been requiring registered citizens to sign the following notification:...


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The collateral damage of sex offender laws

August 31, 2015
Vivid story at Al Jazeera America about how our sex offender
laws punish more than just the convicted. Take “Kat,” a 16-year-old who left the United States with her family for a...


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Another State Puts Civil Commitment Under Fire

August 31, 2015
The State of New York is joining the growing number of States
which are questioning their Civil Commitment programs. New York, which
reportedly, "is spending more than $200,000...


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Trailer Park Community | Our America with Lisa Ling | Oprah Winfrey Network

'Pervert Park' Hot Docs Interview - How Should We Treat Sex Offenders?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Arkansas

Arkansas list on sex offenders has gaps




"Flynn said research shows that low-level sex offenders are more likely
to re-offend if they're put under the same heightened scrutiny and
monitoring as high-risk offenders.



"Treating them the same as you do higher-risk offenders, there is research showing that we're making them worse," she said.



Flynn said after Wednesday's meeting that listing every sex offender on
the public website would mean that people would have to wade through a
lot of names to identify those who are potentially dangerous in their
neighborhoods.



And Mike Wood, a state prison psychologist, cited a 2008 study from the
Justice Policy Institute -- a New York-based nonprofit that researches
criminal justice matters -- in saying that the cost of making the state
changes to meet the federal standards could be as high as $4.6 million."

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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.”