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By Levi Ismail . . . Attorneys have called for a change to the Tennessee sex offender registry they said created an unconstitutional punishment as legislators added more restrictions each year. Thomas has lived in Nashville almost all his life, but he’s rarely seen beyond work and the occasional grocery store run. . . . NewsChannel 5 Investigates doesn’t often hear… [Read more...]

These are the ones I have identified. If you know of one in a state not here, send a link to a 2022 news article to communications@narsol.org Virginia; July: https://www.wakg.com/2022/07/27/vsp-warns-of-sex-offender-phone-scam/ Tennessee; June:https://www.greenevillesun.com/news/local_news/sex-offender-registry-scams-widespread-in-state/article_4b83fef2-ed9a-11ec-822c-3f0177e9866b.html Alaska; March: https://www.akp.uscourts.gov/2022/03/21/news/us-marshals-and-alaska-state-troopers-warn-scam Michigan; March: https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/sheriff-scam-going-around-targeting-sex-offenders Louisiana; February: https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2022/02/23/ouachita-parish-phone-scam-targeting-registered-sex-offenders/6914245001/ Kansas; January: https://www.kwch.com/2022/01/20/wichita-police-warn-sex-trafficking-phone-scam/ Ohio; January: https://www.cleveland19.com/2022/01/14/ashtabula-county-sheriffs-office-warns-scam-targeting-registered-sex-offenders/ Texas; January: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/convicted-sex-offenders-the-latest-targeted-in-gift-card-payment-scam/2875187/ 2021 and earlier: June 2021: New Scam Warning out of Virginia: “The… [Read more...]

By Adele Nicholas . . . We achieved a small but important victory in the Seventh Circuit this week. The Seventh Circuit found that a municipal ordinance enacted by the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin, that banned registrants from establishing a home in the Village is retroactive within the meaning of the ex post facto clause. The ruling opens an important avenue… [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . The Joliet, IL City Council met the evening of August 2. One of the agenda items was the purchase by the city of a property on N. Center Street, one block from the NewDay Apartments on Cora Street. This is the property that Joliet mayor Bob O’Dekirk has announced would be bought in order to erect… [Read more...]

Also published at the Joliet Patch Publication By Sandy . . . Much has been made recently of an apartment building in Joliet, Illinois, housing six individuals on the Illinois sex offense registry. Joliet’s mayor Bob O’Dekirk has consistently supported attempts to have the men removed. He has been very vocal about this. Frustrated by a federal ruling superseding the… [Read more...]

Tammi and her guests talk about the effectiveness of the sex offender registry and the fact that 75% of offenders on the list have NOT been involved in crimes that involve children. [Read more...]

Also posted on the Fort Bragg Patch and the Fayetteville Observer By Sandy . . . In Fayetteville, North Carolina, what could and should have been a warm, human-interest story was re-shaped by law enforcement into something entirely different. The real story is about those who take very literally the Biblical admonitions to serve the least of those in society, to… [Read more...]

By Sarah Jaffe . . . If you grew up in the ‘80’s, you probably heard a lot about “stranger danger.” Now, as a parent yourself, you may find yourself caught in between the desire to be a a free-range parent and making parenting decisions that stem from anxiety. It can be hard to get the balance right, and our isolated… [Read more...]

By Lenore Skenazy. . . In 2020, an ordinance in Brevard County, Florida, permitted a business to certify itself as a place where children congregate—the moral equivalent of a park—thereby making it a crime for anyone on the sex offense registry to venture inside, or loiter nearby. The idea, apparently, was to make kids even safer from danger. But, “proximity” laws prohibiting sex… [Read more...]

Each year at our national annual conference we recognize the individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves as volunteers, donors, or champions in support of NARSOL’s vision or mission. Our recent conference in Raleigh, NC gave us a chance to present the latest awards in pursuit of that goal. The 2022 Braveheart Award went to Dr. Chrysanthi Leon. The Braveheart… [Read more...]

Also posted on the Fort Bragg Patch and the Fayetteville Observer By Sandy . . . In Fayetteville, North Carolina, what could and should have been a warm, human-interest story was [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . In this age of “Everything is relative,” there are very few, if any, universal truths, very few ideas about which everyone, or at least almost [Read more...]

Republished in full with permission from NC Health News By Elizabeth Thompson . . . Chris Budnick is in an impossible position. As the leader of Healing Transitions, a peer-based recovery-oriented service [Read more...]

By Larry . . . NARSOL is excited to announce that the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals handed Butts County Sheriff Gary Long a stinging defeat today. The case is [Read more...]

By Lois . . . Proactive electronic stings are about public image and self-congratulations for law enforcement entities and politicians, a false banner under which they can make claims about [Read more...]

By Meghan M. Mitchell, Kristen M. Zgoba, & Alex R. Piquero . . . There are roughly half a million sexual assault incidents in the United States every year — and more [Read more...]

By LOIS . . . Bonnie Burkrhardt’s 2020 book, Manufacturing Criminals, Fourth Amendment Decay in the Electronic Age is compelling for anyone interested in criminal justice matters – but it’s [Read more...]

by Dwayne Daughtry . . . I have often heard comparisons that the sex offender registry is somewhat similar to what Jewish citizens experienced during the Holocaust. To me, I [Read more...]

by Dwayne Daughtry . . . A while back, I would overhear the registry community speak about the term ‘civil commitment.’ I thought people were discussing gay marriage? However, I [Read more...]

By Dr. Ira Ellman . . . On June 8, 2021 the membership of the American Law Institute gave its final approval to a revision of the Model Penal Code’s chapter [Read more...]

Source: ACSOL The total number of petitions filed during the first year was 2,798 according to the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ).  Of that total, 1,442 petitions have been granted and only 30 petitions have been denied.  The remaining number of petitions are pending. The CA DOJ has reported that 1,306 of these petitions […] The post CA Petitions Filed, Granted and Denied appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: newschannel5.com 8/15/22 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Attorneys have called for a change to the Tennessee sex offender registry they said created an unconstitutional punishment as legislators added more restrictions each year.  Thomas has lived in Nashville almost all his life, but he’s rarely seen beyond work and the occasional grocery store run. Those trips […] The post TN: From registry to life sentence: Has Tennessee’s sex offender registry gone too far? appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: nbcnews.com 8/12/22 A Texas man charged with five counts of child sexual assault died after a jury convicted him and he chugged a bottle of liquid in the courtroom, his lawyer said Friday. After the first count was read on Thursday afternoon and the Denton County jury returned a guilty verdict, Edward Leclair, 57, […] The post TX: A Texas man convicted of child sexual assault died after chugging from a water bottle as the verdict was read appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: jsonline.com 8/12/22 A small Wisconsin town’s attempt to ban more sex offenders from living there flunks one of two tests that would make it unconstitutional, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision sent the matter back to a lower court for argument about the second test, and whether the local law should be thrown […] The post WI: The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has restored a lawsuit over Hartland’s limit on sex offenders appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: ACSOL Update as of Aug 17, 2022:  The hearing date has again changed.  The new hearing date is now set for Sept 12, 2022 at 9:00 am Pacific Time. Click below to read the document filed with court requesting that the judge change the hearing date from Aug. 29 to another date to be […] The post ****Fifth Update: SORNA Regulations Hearing Rescheduled for Sept 12, 9am PT. Zoom available. appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: foxnews.com 8/11/22 A licensed sex therapist and counselor sparked backlash on social media after posting a video where she appeared to defend “minor-attracted persons.” “They are probably the most vilified population of folks in our culture,” Miranda Galbreath says in the video posted on YouTube titled “Let’s talk about minor-attracted persons.” Galbreath goes on […] The post PA: Licensed Pennsylvania sex therapist defends ‘minor-attracted persons’ in viral video appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: cbsnews.com 8/11/22 A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy has been charged with over 30 counts of sex crimes involving children, CBS Los Angeles reports. “Sexually assaulting a child not only robs them of their innocence but also leaves lasting mental trauma. This is one of the most egregious crimes my office encounters and it is […] The post CA: L.A. sheriff’s deputy charged with over 30 counts of sex crimes involving children appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: floridatoday.com 8/8/22 Brevard County commissioners reaffirmed their tough stance toward registered sex offenders by making only making minor changes to a regulation limiting where they can go — even as the measure is being challenged in court. The commission updated section 74 of the county code on Tuesday to allow businesses to register as a park […] The post FL: Brevard County sticks by tough ordinance restricting sex offenders appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today in which it declared retroactive a law in The Village of Hartland, Wisconsin, that severely limits the number of registrants who can reside in that town.  Today’s decision signaled a reversal of that Court’s prior decisions which held that a new law can be applied […] The post WI: 7th Circuit Rules Residency Restriction is Retroactive appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: yahoo.com 8/3/22 The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating an inmate’s death at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility. FDLE’s Special Agent in Charge Chris Williams told the News Journal the agency is investigating the death of 35-year-old Andrew Thompson, but could not provide further information. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Thompson […] The post FL: FDLE beginning investigation into death of Blackwater Corrections inmate appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: huntingdondailynews.com 8/3/22 An attempt by a Petersburg man to be released from lifetime sexual offender registration failed last month when Pennsylvania’s Superior Court asserted registration is a “non-punitive, collateral consequence of his conviction” and not a violation of his constitutional rights. … According to the decision issued by the Superior Court in Howard’s case, […] The post PA: Court upholds sex offender registration as constitutional appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: shawlocal.com 8/4/22 The city of Joliet is about to become the owner of a fire-damaged house acquired for the strategic purpose of forcing out registered sex offenders who live a block away. The Joliet City Council on Tuesday approved the acquisition of the unoccupied house at 1000 N. Center St. at a price of […] The post IL: Plan moves ahead to create Joliet park too close for sex offenders to remain in their apartments appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Listen to RM206: Modifications to AWA (SORNA) Regulations Adopted https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm206-modifications-to-awa-sorna-regulations-adopted/ This episode of Registry Matters is brought to you by our patrons. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Andy 00:09 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. This is episode ­206 of Registry Matters. Good evening, sir. How […] The post Transcript of RM206: Modifications to AWA (SORNA) Regulations Adopted appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM205: What Are We Litigating; Confused Litigators; Highway Interdiction https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm205-what-are-we-litigating-confused-litigators-highway-interdiction/ Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP studios West and […] The post Transcript of RM205: What Are We Litigating; Confused Litigators; Highway Interdiction appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM204: Every Wrong Is Not A Constitutional Violation https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm204-every-wrong-is-not-a-constitutional-violation/ Andy 00:00 This episode of registry matters is brought to you by our patrons. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Andy 00:08 Recording live from FYP studios West and an igloo in the northeast, transmitted across the internet. This is episode 204 […] The post Transcript of RM204: Every Wrong Is Not A Constitutional Violation appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to: RM203: Police Proactive Sex Stings with Kathleen Hambrick https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm203-police-proactive-sex-stings-with-kathleen-hambrick/ Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. […] The post Transcript of RM203: Police Proactive Sex Stings with Kathleen Hambrick appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:12 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. This is episode ­202 of Registry Matters. […] The post Transcript of RM202: Registry Removal Process in Georgia with Brandon Thomas appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. This is episode ­201 of Registry Matters. […] The post Transcript of RM201: Unknown Unknowns appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recoding live from FYP studios east and west with one edition transmitted across the internet. This is episode 200 […] The post Transcript of RM200: New SORNA regulations (Again) appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM199: Is Federal Supervised Release Unconstitutional? https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm199-is-federal-supervised-release-unconstitutional/ Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across […] The post Transcript RM199: Is Federal Supervised Release Unconstitutional? appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM198: Probation Revocation Hearings https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm198-probation-revocation-hearings/ Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. […] The post Transcript of RM198: Probation Revocation Hearings appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM196: PFR Challenged Internet Restrictions Pro Se in Georgia https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm196-pfr-challenged-internet-restrictions-pro-se-in-georgia/ Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and […] The post Transcript of RM196: PFR Challenged Internet Restrictions Pro Se in Georgia appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]