Thursday, September 24, 2015

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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~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.”