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By King Alexander . . . This week the Louisiana Supreme Court handed the forces of onerous registration an unexpected defeat on federal First Amendment grounds. The court in a six-to-one ruling struck down two statutes requiring registrants to carry state identification bearing at bottom center the words “SEX OFFENDER” in orange block letters, on grounds that the statutes impermissibly… [Read more...]

By Randall Hayes of PARSOL In September 2019, the increasingly prevalent and in-demand problem of online images of child sexual abuse (CSA) or “child pornography” rocked the Senate of Pennsylvania in a big way. The influential Chairman of the State Government Committee, Senator Mike Folmer, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography after uploading an image of an… [Read more...]

Fresh on the heels of our record-setting summer NARSOL LIVE web event, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws will soon be hosting a NARSOL LIVE Litigation Summit on November 19 & 21, 2020. This live virtual event will feature dynamic attorney presenters speaking on the hottest topics in registry litigation, giving us updates and insights to the key… [Read more...]

Notation: I would normally provide a link to the headlines and publications I reference, but to do so would continue displaying the abhorrent lists of registrants’ names and addresses on Patch, and so I am not providing links. By Sandy . . . It was 2017 when NARSOL launched a formal protest against Patch for their practice of printing “red-dot”… [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . WFMJ21 has reported on how the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department has conducted a random, county-wide check on its residents who are on Ohio’s sex offense registry. Perhaps inspired by the current political climate, I would like to respond to this piece in the way of fact-checking. “Hundreds of sex offenders live among us across the valley.”… [Read more...]

By Brenda . . . We’ve all seen the ads, the memes, the commentaries bashing “those people.” No matter what your particular persuasion is, there’s some group out there telling you that you’re all washed up, totally wrong, and that all of “your people” are haters of the worst kind and are destroying life as we know it. Yes, it’s… [Read more...]

Originally published 10/1/2020 at Reason; reprinted in full here with permission. By Jacob Sullum . . . Every year in the run-up to Halloween, Patch publishes maps showing the homes of “registered sex offenders” in various cities. Ostensibly, this information is aimed at helping parents who worry that their children might be molested while trick-or-treating. But research shows that such fears have no basis in… [Read more...]

By Charlie . . . Every year around Halloween, we start hearing the stories about the dangers lurking for our children. From razor blades hidden in candy, to people handing out candy laced with THC; it seems there’s always some “urban legend” that makes us think twice about trick-or-treating. I don’t know if you’ve ever looked at a “red-dot” map… [Read more...]

NARSOL’s Halloween project this year, developed and implemented by NARSOL and Connecticut’s One Standard of Justice, is an open letter in the form of a press release asking for the end to “red-dotting” the homes or listing the names and addresses of those listed on sexual offense registries. This is an insidious practice that has developed over the past ten… [Read more...]

By Mark Shenefelt SALT LAKE CITY — State officials are considering changes to the sex offender registry, starting with deeper data gathering to determine whether it is safe for more offenders to be removed from the system after long-term treatment and no repeat crimes. Monica Diaz, Utah Sentencing Commission executive director, said a lack of more precise analysis prevents such… [Read more...]

NCRSOL Bimonthly Conference Call Hosted by Dwayne Daughtry, Executive Director 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, Oct 28 2020 (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Meeting Information Meeting link: https://ncrsol.my.webex.com/ncrsol.my/j.php?MTID=m4d129ec304c2e67cfc76587eae1a44ef [Read more...]

By ROBIN VANDERWALL . . . So, let me be sure I have this solid, Josh Salman of USAToday: IF anyone is EVER convicted of a sexual offense against a [Read more...]

By DWAYNE DAUGHTRY . . . Perhaps you read today on social media or the news about a citizen on the registry that lost his job at a Veterans Affairs [Read more...]

Just in case you missed the 2020 NARSOL/Live webcast, we have the presentation videos. You are now able to watch the following: Click here to access the free presentation videos [Read more...]

By JAMIE MARKHAM — In a post last year, here, I discussed some of the issues related to sex offender registration for out-of-state offenses. Among other things, I noted a federal [Read more...]

By DWAYNE DAUGHTRY – If COVID-19 wasn’t enough bad news, now the state is facing its first hurricane to perhaps make landfall on the coast of Wilmington. Yet, while Governor [Read more...]

By DWAYNE DAUGHTRY — There was once a time in picturebooks and stories where police officers were often recognizable. Children would often put on dark blue matching pants and button-down [Read more...]

The latest up-to-date NARSOL/NCRSOL case status is published here. Pending Litigation Status NARSOL v Stein Discovery phase Grabarczyk v. Stein remanded to Judge Boyle premises case hasn’t been filed NCRSOL v [Read more...]

By DWAYNE DAUGHTRY — The North Carolina legislature has ended another session. Instead of creating jobs, passing a balanced budget, or tackling difficult challenges to the people of our state, [Read more...]

Wake County is now conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing at specified locations throughout the county. This free service provides an easy and efficient way for residents to learn if they have [Read more...]

Recently, I was watching the movie, “Braveheart” when I was catapulted into a state of utter determination. The scene that moved me is when William Wallace explains that he plans on invading and defeating the English on their own ground; and in doing so, he will wrest Scotland’s freedom from the grip of King Edward […] [Read more...]

[bettergov.org – 10/22/20] A Chicago teenager pleaded with Cook County Judge James Linn to impose the maximum prison sentence on the man who sexually assaulted her and her two sisters for several years and threatened to kill them if they told anyone. “Help us ensure that there will be one less rapist out on the […] [Read more...]

[floridaactioncommittee.org – 10/23/20] Before you get too excited, this is an as-applied case, meaning the decision only benefits the person challenging and not everyone on the Pennsylvania registry, but it’s a win nonetheless, and a win on a novel argument, so it’s good news. A Pennsylvania intermediate court found that SORNA violates an individual’s right […] [Read more...]

[yahoo.com – 10/23/20] OAKLAND, Calif. — A state appellate court has ordered San Quentin State Prison to halve its inmate population, which would require transferring or releasing some 1,700 inmates. The ruling from the state’s First Court of Appeals sends a clear message that officials overseeing San Quentin have not done enough to protect inmates […] [Read more...]

[williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu – 10/2020] Black men and men with male victims are more likely to be committed Twenty states, the federal government, and D.C. have laws that allow for the indefinite detention of sex offenders designated as a “Sexually Violent Person” or “Sexually Violent Predator” (SVP) beyond the term of their incarceration. This report explores the […] [Read more...]

[radionwtn.com – 10/20/20] The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is responsible for the supervision of more than 3,800 registered sex offenders. TDOC’s mission is to enhance public safety for all Tennesseans including our most vulnerable citizens – our children. That’s why the department launches a special operation this time of year called, Operation Blackout. According to […] [Read more...]

[startribune.com – 10/20/20] NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s requirement that people convicted of certain sex crimes carry a state-issued ID card with the words “SEX OFFENDER” printed on it in orange capital letters is unconstitutional, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 6-1 ruling upholds a decision by a state judge in Lafayette who last year […] [Read more...]

[latimes.com – 10/18/20] To many people, the face of Polly Klaas is a reminder of a horrific moment in our nation’s history. For us — her sisters — Polly’s face represents a constellation of childhood memories that remain precious to us today. Those memories ended abruptly on Oct. 1, 1993, when a man followed Polly […] [Read more...]

[Recommended by ACSOL] The online NARSOL LIVE Litigation Summit is November 19 & 21, 2020. It will feature dynamic attorney presenters like Paul Dubbeling, Erica Dubno, Aaron Marcus, Adele Nicholas, Paul Reingold, and Mark Yurachek speaking on the hottest topics in registry and sexual offense litigation. Reserve your spot today! NARSOL members who sign-up prior […] [Read more...]

[ govtech.com 10/15/20] While the devices are touted as investigative tools — helping to locate stolen cars, missing persons and the like — privacy and civil rights advocates say the technology also raises concerns around misuse and surveillance. (TNS) — Davenport City Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a contract that will give Davenport police […] [Read more...]

My 33-year-old son, Adam, is a registered sex offender in the state of Illinois. Because of this, our entire family exists in the netherworld of the registry. The federal laws mandating a publicly available sex-offender registry were passed in the mid-1990s with the purpose of notifying communities about “sexually violent predators” living in their neighborhoods. […] [Read more...]

The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) urges registrants, their families and supporters to vote “NO” on Proposition 20 and to vote “YES” on Proposition 17.  Both propositions are included on the November 2020 ballots. If passed, Proposition 20 would significantly increase the number of violent felonies from 27 to 51, resulting in harsher […] [Read more...]

Listen to RM149: Man Arrested For Failing To Notify Angel Watch Andy 00:00 registry matters as 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 a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live from fyp Studios, east and... The post Transcript of RM149: Man Arrested For Failing To Notify Angel Watch appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM148: Jury Acquittal Explained by Attorney Ashley Reymore-Cloud Andy 00:00 registry matters as 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 a problem with these thoughts fyp Hey, just a quick little note about tonight’s... The post Transcript of RM148: Jury Acquittal Explained by Attorney Ashley Reymore-Cloud appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM147: Dr. Pelloski’s Analysis of Media Bias on PFRs Andy 00:00 registry matters as 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 a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live from fyp Studios, east and... The post Transcript of RM147: Dr. Pelloski’s Analysis of Media Bias on PFRs appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to Transcript of RM146: Denied Parole for Refusing to Admit Responsibility Andy 00:00 registry matters as 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 a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live from fyp Studios, east... The post Transcript of RM146: Denied Parole for Refusing to Admit Responsibility appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM145: Registration in Wisconsin Requires Annual Payment of $100.00 Andy 00:00 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 a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Recording live from FYP Studios, east and... The post Transcript of RM145: Registration in Wisconsin Requires Annual Payment of $100.00 appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Andy 00:00 registry matters as an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the host and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live from fyp Studios, east and west, transmitting across the internet. This is Episode 144 of registry... The post Transcript of RM144: How AWA Proposed Changes Create an Unfunded Mandate appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM143: Will Willman Undo Does v. Snyder feat Josh Hoe Andy 00:00 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 a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Recording live from FYP Studios, east... The post Transcript of RM143: Will Willman Undo Does v. Snyder feat Josh Hoe appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM142: Willman vs US Attorney General (6th Circuit) Andy 00:00 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 a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:13 Recording live from FYP Studios, east... The post Transcript of RM142: Willman vs US Attorney General (6th Circuit) appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM141: Millard v. Camper Dispiriting Tenth Circuit Decision Andy 00:00 registry matters as 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 a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live from fyp Studios east and west... The post Transcript of RM141: Millard v. Camper Dispiriting Tenth Circuit Decision appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM140: AG Barr Seeks to Force AWA Compliance Andy 00:00 Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the host and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Recording live from FYP studios, parts unknown, and... The post Transcript of RM140: AG Barr Seeks to Force AWA Compliance appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]