Thứ Bảy, 28 tháng 6, 2014

AZ - Arizona Boy, 5, Gets Accused Of ‘Sexual Misconduct’

Sexual Misconduct
Original Article

06/27/2014

By Lisa Fogarty

_____, a kindergartner at Ashton Ranch Elementary School in Surprise, Arizona, was recently forced to serve detention for an unusual offense: sexual misconduct.

The little boy was playing on his school’s playground when another child instructed him to pull his pants down “or else he would do it for him,” reports Daily Mail. The child did as he was told, pulling down both his pants and underwear in front of other students.

School administrators responded to this incident by taking _____ to the principal’s office and forcing him to sign a document that labeled his actions as "sexual misconduct," according to the child’s mother.
- So what about the bully who told him to do this?

_____ says the school did not contact her immediately after the incident and that she only learned about it after her son was told to sign the paper.

He’s a 5-year-old,” _____ said. “He does not know right from wrong yet.”

_____ says she fears the label will follow her son throughout school and that he only signed the paper because he was forced to do so. When she tried to appeal the school’s actions and have the document removed from _____’s permanent record, she was told it couldn't be done.

My son is not a sexualized minor,” _____ told AZ Family. “I’m just heartbroken. That’s not my son.”

Dysart Unified School District representatives insist the school’s administrators were simply following the proper protocol when they took disciplinary action against the young boy. Indecent exposure is considered a form of sexual misconduct, according to their rules, and parents are not required to be at the school during the meeting that follows the incident, unless the child asks for them.

NH - They’re killing sex offenders

Bloody murder
Original Article

06/20/2014

By Chris Dornin

I was pleased to see a recent Sentinel editorial declaring the Internet sex offender roster punitive. My nonprofit group Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform filed an amicus brief in December supporting John Doe, a former sex offender challenging the New Hampshire sex offender shaming list as an unconstitutional ex-post-facto punishment.

At the oral arguments in May, all four justices asked questions suggesting they viewed the registry as an added criminal penalty applied retroactively. If Doe wins, he will blow some serious holes in the targeting registry. Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform is raising money to pay expert witnesses for a follow-up class-action suit that is ready for filing.

But your editorial should have gone further in its criticism of sex offender laws. Keene has lately become the New England epicenter of vigilantism against this demonized group. _____ of Keene, a registrant and invalid, was shot dead at his front door last December. A front-door bludgeoning in October left _____ of Westmoreland with major head trauma. His attacker was looking for someone else, according to State Police. The next-door neighbor was a registrant.

It’s pretty easy to connect the dots here. But Keene and State Police have refused calls from Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform to take down the registry as a precaution, or even warn registrants they may be in grave danger. Worse, to my knowledge, the Keene police are the only ones in New Hampshire who post a user-friendly Internet map of sex offender registrants to help neighbors find them.

I must respectfully disagree with this part of your editorial:

Given the recidivism rates involved in sexual assault cases, especially those victimizing children, there’s a lot to be said for keeping the public informed of legitimate threats. There does need to be some way for the public to be informed.”

That passage is bad advice and reinforces the dangerous myth that sex offenders have high recidivism rates. Former Assistant Safety Commissioner John Stephen urged the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2002 to post our registry online, saying only 16 of the 717 people who had been on the non-public registry to date had been arrested for new sex crimes, including three for indecent exposure and one for criminal restraint. Stephen assumed publishing the list would lower the rate even more.

Dozens of research articles confirm that sex offenders have the lowest same-crime recidivism rate of any ex-prisoners, a cumulative 1 to 5 percent in the first three years out of prison, depending on the state. The rate per year plummets after that.

There is also extensive research showing the public registry does nothing to lower recidivism, but makes registrants unemployable and homeless. The widespread vigilantism against them makes them even more likely to re-offend. It costs them wives and support systems. It keeps them on the run. It pressures landlords to drive them out.

Lawrence Trant repeatedly stabbed a Concord registrant in 2004 and tried to burn an apartment building with another seven registrants.

I hope I’ve done a service to the community,” Trant told the Boston Globe. “These guys are sexual terrorists.”

A chanting Manchester mob burned a scarecrow on the wooden porch of registrant _____ in 2006. Huot was away, but her roommate watched from inside their home with her two young sons and a baby. That is life on the registry.

Victim advocates in Ohio see the problem. Rape crisis centers in Texas and Cleveland filed an amicus brief supporting the successful Williams vs. Ohio challenge to the Ohio public registry. Margie Slagle, the lawyer for the women, argued the shaming list perpetuates dangerous myths, creates a false sense of security, misuses police resources, harms and destabilizes former offenders and thus increases the risk of recidivism.

Any argument,” Slagle wrote, “that Ohio’s (Adam Walsh Act) is simply a remedial law designed to protect children and the public from sexual abuse and sex crimes is seriously flawed. Ohio’s AWA is not based on empirical evidence or proven research, but on fear and misinformation.”

The Ohio law was similar to New Hampshire’s.

Chris Dornin
Founder
P.O. Box 3492
Concord

RI - Bill would make businesses rethink hiring sex offenders

Paper and morning coffee
Original Article

06/22/2014

By John Mitchell

The Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill Friday that would fine certain businesses for knowingly hiring a child sex offender.

Target 12 broke the story that prompted action, and now, a new state law is in place to protect children from sexual predators. In the final days of the legislative session, the Alliance for Safe Communities was closely watching its bill about child safe zones.

This all stemmed from Tim White’s investigation with the incident at Hasbro Children’s Hospital,” said Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Communities Carolyn Medeiros, “where a level two registered sex offender was found employed there, knowingly,” by the hospital.

The Target 12 Investigators found _____ working as an electrician at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The convicted sex offender was labeled as having a ‘moderate risk to re-offend’ by the sex offender board of review. After the story aired, Hasbro Children’s Hospital reported that _____’s employment was terminated.

Under the new law, employers of safe zones will be fined if they knowingly hire a sex offender — including third party contractors — where the victim was a minor. Fines and possible jail time will be handed down to such sex offenders who apply for work at a designated safe zone, including health care facilities intended primarily for minors. The law is not retro-active, so while it was inspired by what happened at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the penalties do not apply to that case.

We looked at nationwide what was happening,” said Carolyn. “There are 20 other states with similar legislation in place, so this is about Rhode Island catching up.”

There is also an immunity clause, so an employer cannot be sued for not hiring a sex offender under these guidelines.

Thứ Sáu, 27 tháng 6, 2014

Injustice System

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By Jerry Oldaker:
Eleven years ago after battling for about nine years in the courts against the local Child Protective Services it looked like I was about to win yet another battle. I was wrong, dead wrong. Early one morning while I was getting ready to leave for work a detective shows up at my door wanting to talk to me. As I was on the way out he said he could talk to me later.

I found out later once I had left he and another detective had entered my home and seized several items for an investigation. They took some Playboy magazines, my entire computer, and some videos they claimed later were pornographic (sorry they were not). I still have the paperwork for the items taken, although I got them many years later.

A couple hours after I had seen the first detective, another detective and him show up at my work place. They take me down for questioning. Once there, they claim my wife told them everything. I said, "Everything as in what?" as I had no clue. Apparently she had claimed I had touched my son on several occasions inappropriately.

When they said this I got very angry as no such thing has ever occurred. In fact I was sure they were making this up and it was somehow tied to the CPS case. When I asked for a lawyer I was promptly arrested. They also told me what they took and as soon as the FBI examined my computer they would have evidence of child porn as another charge.

When I went for the bond hearing the cops were in the other room getting the warrant for searching my house (after the fact?).

After about a year of refusing several plea deals, my "court appointed" attorney say we pretty much could not win this case. I said I don't want to plea to a falsehood, or any sex charges. I kind of on a wild rant threw out the possibility of taking one if it was not permanent and we could bring it back to the courts later once the child was older and we could call him into courts. He said there was, it was called an Alford plea. To this day I still don't know what Alford plea really means, and he never did it that way in the end anyways, even though that's what I wanted. I also got all sex charges dropped, though the judge still tacked on registration as a sex offender.

I didn't find out my plea was not retractable until I had five months in. If I had not asked to retract it then I probably still would not know.

So I was convicted in 2004 and in 2005 due to the plea thing being totally messed up somehow I filed a habeas corpus. I was pretty sure it would get thrown out immediately. To my surprise it was not.

Around 2009 I finally had a hearing and my new attorney had brought the now ex-wife to testify. I was furious as I did not want her slandering me yet again and jumped on him for even thinking of bringing her in. To my shock she admitted lying about the entire story, on the stand, in court, on the record. Admitted framing me and everything.

Well here it is now 2014, I have never heard a thing from the courts granted or denied, I still can't find a job because of this on my record which shouldn't be, and I am still having to register. I don't know what else I can do. It seems something should have been done.

Thứ Tư, 25 tháng 6, 2014

FL - Innocent Victim

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By Sloan44:
It is my wife that is the innocent victim in this case. I was arrested in 2000 for downloading six photos of a minor. My time has been completed,service rendered. I moved from Florida after time completed and met the most wonderful women ever,we married that year. The property we were to share our lives on was set in a small town in Ohio. I followed rules and registered at the local sheriffs office,only to find the property to be 86 feet shy of the 1000 foot rule. I had to find another place,pack and leave. These unjust laws just separated two newlyweds. I located a trailer park two miles away, I then registered it with local police. My wife,when we met,suffered from heart disease with three stints in her heart.She could not tend to chores on the five acre property so I was there to run the tractor and household repairs. I did visit her daily (Ohio law,at the time,could not prevent me from visiting) and she would visit at my place.One day after mowing the lawn the local deputies came to the door asking for me. That is when I was arrested for failing to register my address.The law claimed I was not living at the trailer park I registered under. I got out on bail and then presented proof to the police. I presented them with my rent receipt given to me,and dated,the day prior to my arrest.They would not believe me and would not drop charges. I hired an attorney, we went to the courthouse, and in while speaking with the attorney he would exit a couple times to speak with the prosecuting attorney prior to trial. He returned saying he got the charges down to "Attempted to fail registration" which was a misdemeanor. I said "NO I am innocent". That is when my wife looked at me with tears running and said to me: "Honey,I know your right but..my heart, I cant take much more of this". That is when, for the sake of her health, I bit the bullet and took the offer. I paid my fines and community service in that county of Ohio. There are many eyes and ears in that small town/county and we found it was ones down the road that made the charge. My wife and I spoke,I would leave first and she would follow. I notified the law, then relocated to Florida. My wife's family, property, is in this small town and,from time to time, she must travel there to handle matters. This recent time is when she had health problems. It was found that three arteries were blocked, one was 85%,one 90%. A cardiologist ordered a angioplasty. It was rough but after four hours, and extra attempts, they were cleared. Since we met she had other heart stints placed but this surgery made heart stint #14 and #15. And I could not be there. I could not stay on our property nor do I have the money for a hotel/motel. My wife fears that I may be arrested by the same county sheriff (Whom was out for blood the first time) will cause trouble again. She was released but the next day she was back in for severe pain radiating from shoulder to chest, and she remains there at this time. But again, the fear of being there and problems with the sheriff,( mainly her being in fear of my welfare ) I am unable to be at her side. I am in tears daily as she is as well. I would not doubt that some heart stints,needed to be inserted, were based on the pressure she went through regarding the registry. When we married the words of Matthew 19:6 were spoken. But that does not mean anything to the ones that make these unjust laws that hurt innocent family members of registrants. This sex offender registry must be abolished!

OR - I am ordained and sex offender

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By Rev. Raymond Eli:
I did six years in Oregon prison system and found God while I was there and the church that ordained me still allowed me to be ordained even after I told them what I did. Next year is my tenth year and I have chance to be removed from the list. I already have a lawyer ready to work with me and I want to tell my story. With my faith I found a way to build a program to help more like me get better. And I want to counsel those of whom could use my help. Because I know I can change these people from being bad to good once more. I did it and I know I can help others do it as well.

WI - Help me

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By Joey Oneill:
17 years ago I made a horrible decision, so absolutely wrong that to this day it makes me sick just thinking about it. I don’t like to talk about it, I coward when confronted with it. I feel like I have to hide in the shadows and hope no one will recognize me. I’m afraid most of the time. This is how I feel today 17 years later; I pray to god that he takes me away.

17 years ago I had consented sex with a 15 year old girl, her parents didn’t feel the same way. I was convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child. I have never done anything like that before or since. I do not want to get into the circumstances of what happened, I give you permission to get all of my court records. I would like to concentrate on who I’ve become since then.

16 years ago I met my late wife; she was a beautiful and caring person that was my soul mate. We were married in 2002 for 8 years, we were together for 12 and we lived at _____ for them 12 years. She passed away in 2010 of breast cancer. I continued to live at this address for 4 more years; the house was foreclosed on 2014. We add a good marriage and we loved each other very much. For the last four years I have helped run a fundraiser to benefit a local breast cancer victims, we have raised over $15,000. I participate in the dragon boat races which benefits cancer victims, I rock for a reason which is another benefit for cancer, and I grow my hair to donate to locks of love. I have not been in any trouble for over 15 years, not so much as a speeding ticket. I have for the last 17 years done everything they have asked me to do. My sentence was 4 months in jail and 4 years’ probation which was completed in 2001 along with all the groups they had me go to and all of the fines that I had to pay.

I could not afford the house after my wife died and the kids didn’t make it any easier. When I received the letter telling me, I have to vacate the house. I panicked and told the truth on my last report to the sex offender registry; that I was homeless and that I was thinking about moving out of state which is just over the bridge, I didn’t move out of state but I am still homeless. I did not know that I was required to report once a week, once when I became homeless, I stay with family and friends and sometimes in my car, I never stay to long cause I don’t think it’s fair to label my family and friends houses with my label (sex offender). I cannot find a job or a place to live because of this crime I commented 17 years ago. Things were getting bad and I needed help so I contacted the department of correction to see if they could help me with some housing. I had just applied for disability and for low income housing. I was denied housing because of my crime and I could appeal but I needed proof that I was better, and the only proof I thought I could get was from the department of correction that’s why I contacted them. First I contacted them over the phone and the lady in Madison WI, told me that she had sent a referral to the DA, because I was non complaint because I’m supposed to report once a week because I was homeless. So I asked her if I should go and turn myself in, the lady in Madison said no but gave me another number to call so I called and that lady was not going to be in for a couple of days. My phone ran out of minute so I decided to go talk to her directly to straighten this out and ask for help with housing. I went to the probation office to get ahold of the second lady but the police came and arrested me did not read me my rights or let me make a phone call, the next day I went to court and the referral said that I have to report all changes within 10 days and they don’t believe that I am homeless because I have had no contact with the police. Now I am looking at $10,000 fine and or 6 years in prison for something I didn’t know I had to do. For 17 years I reported and if I had known that I had to report once a week once I became homeless I surly would have done so.

I just can’t tell you how much this is affecting my life, how tortured I feel. I know what I did was wrong and I’m very ashamed and sorry for what I did, but it was a mistake and I have paid for that mistake over and over again. I am not suicidal but I am looking for a way out because I cannot live this way for the rest of my life. Every time I have to tell people that I am a sex offender I die a little inside. I have tell people every time I go for job interview, move, or if I want to date. The depressions is getting worse, I can’t seem to focus on anything else. I am normally a happy person but I can’t see the end of this and I have thought about suicide, I.ve went so far as to right a suicide note, and found a weapon to do it with. But want to live and fight, but I need help with this fight.

Please help me

MI - From 25 years to life tier 2 to tier 3

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By Rob Boyd:
Convicted in 1986 of two counts of csc 2 in a two week trial. Sentenced 7 to 15 years. Paroled 1997.

Jury asked judge if touching chest and back of 11 year old was a crime? His reply was quote: "IF THE PARTY TOUCHING HAD SEXUAL THOUGHTS OR INTENT THAT WAS A CRIME." Jury returned their verdict of 2 counts criminal sexual conduct.

In 2011 Michigan changed my tier from 2 to 3 and changed my 25 years to life.

Thứ Sáu, 20 tháng 6, 2014

PA - Majority of minors engage in Sexting, unaware of harsh legal consequences

Sexting
Original Article

06/18/2014

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. More than 50 percent of those surveyed reported that they had exchanged sexually explicit text messages, with or without photographic images, as minors.

The study also found that the majority of young people are not aware of the legal ramifications of underage sexting. In fact, most respondents were unaware that many jurisdictions consider sexting among minors – particularly when it involves harassment or other aggravating factors – to be child pornography, a prosecutable offense. Convictions of these offenses carry steep punishments, including jail time and sex offender registration.

This is a scary and disturbing combination,” said researcher David DeMatteo, JD, PhD. “Given the harsh legal penalties sometimes associated with youth sexting and the apparent frequency with which youth are engaging in it, the lack of comprehension regarding such penalties poses a significant problem.”

The study, entitled “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent Effect of Legal Consequences,” was published online in June 2014 by the journal entitled Sexuality Research and Social Policy. The full article is available here.

In addition to DeMatteo, an associate professor of psychology and law and director of Drexel’s joint JD/PhD program in psychology and law in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law, the study was conducted by lead author Heidi Strohmaier, a PhD candidate in psychology, and Megan Murphy, a JD/PhD candidate. For a Q+A with the researchers, click here.

The study, in which undergraduate students from a large northeastern university completed an anonymous online survey concerning their engagement in sexting as minors, revealed a significant relationship between awareness of legal consequences and sexting behavior as minors.

Those who were aware of the potential legal consequences reported sexting as a minor significantly less than those who were not aware of the legal consequences. Additionally, most respondents who reported being unaware of the potential legal consequences of sexting expressed the belief that they may have been deterred from sexting as a minor if they had known.

The finding that legal consequences may deter youth from sexting has important policy implications, according to the researchers.

In many jurisdictions, the law has yet to catch up with youth sexting behavior and technological advances. Until recently, most states did not have a legal mechanism in place to handle cases of teenage sexting. Instead, they were required to fit this new teenage subculture into the existing legal framework. As a result, youth sexting was often subsumed under laws governing serious child pornography and child exploitation offenses. Convictions of these offenses carry steep punishments, including jail time and sex offender registration—punishments that many lawyers and legislatures have deemed too harsh for adolescent sexting.

Thứ Năm, 19 tháng 6, 2014

NE - No money for local sex offender program after June 30

Money
Original Article

Ex-sex offenders already have the lowest recidivism rate of any other ex-felon (see here), but you don't see treatment like this for murderers, gang members, DUI offenders, thieves, etc, who re-offend more often, why? Because ex-sex offenders are easy prey!

06/18/2014

By NANCY HICKS

A Lincoln-based outpatient treatment program that helps keep sex offenders from re-offending may end this summer, because there appears to be no money to keep it running.

By all accounts, the STOP program run by Lincoln psychologist Dr. Mary Paine since 2000 has been successful in reducing the recidivism of people with sexually deviant behavior who are living in the Lincoln area.

We can’t just have it shut down,” Deputy Lancaster County Public Defender Joe Nigro said, pointing to financial and public safety factors.

The program is a mix of group and individual therapy, based on the need of each client, that helps people adapt after being in prison or at the Lincoln Regional Center, and helps them avoid deviant behavior.

But there will be no funding for about half of the 50-plus clients after June 30 unless something changes.

Without the local program, some clients will have to go back to the Regional Center, or back to prison because they have been ordered by the mental health board to participate in the program.
- How can you send someone back to prison because the program they were forced to take is being shut down?  That isn't their fault!

And the average costs for the Regional Center program ($109,000 a year) and prison ($40,000 a year) are much higher than the $6,000 to $8,000 cost for the Lincoln outpatient program.

In addition, some clients who will remain in the community without any support are more likely to re-offend.

"(The program) has enormous value for all of us," Nigro said. "I live here, too. We all benefit if we reduce the risk to re-offend.”
- So since the ignorant politicians and public are the ones who wanted these useless laws, then why not tax them to help pay for it?

The two most likely funding sources for the estimated $200,000 cost are the Lancaster County Board and Region V Systems.

Region V Systems, which funds behavioral health services in 16 southeast Nebraska counties with state, local and federal funds, says it has no money for the program.

And Lancaster County commissioners say they shouldn’t be paying for the program, because they already pay $928,000 a year to Region V Systems for local services, far more per county resident than other counties in the southeast region.

The state pays for about half the clients in the program, the 25 patients who have come from the inpatient program at the Regional Center.
- The state (i.e. Tax payers), should be paying for 100% of the people forced into these treatment facilities!

Funding for the rest has been a mix from Region V and Lancaster County, according to Dean Settle, retired Community Mental Health Center director.

The STOP program was historically part of the Community Mental Health Center. But when the county privatized the center and its programs were turned over to Lutheran Family Services, the sex offender treatment program was not included, according to all the people involved in the funding discussion.

C.J. Johnson, administrator for Region V, suggested that some of the needed money might come from state sources, perhaps probation, whose clients are part of the STOP program.

Perhaps the Lincoln Regional Center, which has a sex offender line item in its budget, could help with the costs, he said.

"I don't know the answer," said Johnson.

He said he has been very clear over the past three years, during the transition from county-run mental health center to privately run center, that the new provider would not handle the STOP program and that there was no money for it.

I don’t know why the issue wasn’t dealt with as part of the process when the county closed down the mental health center," said Nigro.

In the past, Settle said, the County Board had made the program a priority because so many sex offenders end up living in Lancaster County after their release from prison or the Regional Center.

In order to protect the public from people who might re-offend, the board wanted to make sure these people had services, that someone was checking on them and making sure they had someone to talk to, Settle said.
- If you really wanted to "protect" the public from people who might re-offend, then where is the program for murderers, gang members, drug dealers, DUI offenders, etc, who re-offend and a far greater rate?

"They saw it as a public-safety issue."

Thứ Ba, 17 tháng 6, 2014

TX - Sex offender agency under fire

Morning paper and coffee
Original Article

06/16/2014

AUSTIN (AP) - State officials say the Texas agency that oversees violent sex offenders must undergo an overhaul because for years it didn't operate according to basic management practices.

The new director of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management, Marsha McLane, says she's found that employees worked from home and had little supervision. Personnel and contract files could not be found. The Houston Chronicle reports these and other problems have conspired to slow efforts to bring order to the agency.

The former director, Allison Taylor, has been criticized by lawmakers and others for relocating about three-dozen sex offenders to neighborhoods in Austin and Houston without notifying residents. She later moved another two-dozen offenders to a minimum security halfway house, again without notifying nearby residents.

End of Love (Documentary)

End of Love Documentary
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They are looking for people to interview for this documentary, so if you are interested, take the survey (link above) and contact them if needed.

Matt, Neil, Josh and Zach sought out pornography on the Internet as adolescents. Today they are convicted felons on the National Sex Offender Registry. Their names, photos and addresses are public information available on the Internet. Their residency, movement and employment options are extremely limited.

Law enforcement officials say child pornography possession constitutes the fastest growing prosecuted crime in the US. END OF LOVE is a feature-length documentary about the epidemic of males who are being convicted of downloading child pornography - how it happens and what it says about who we are.

END OF LOVE questions why and how the impulse to seek out child pornography originates in boys and men. Is their on-line sexual exploration and arousal responding to the normalization of sexualized images of underage girls in popular culture? Taking into consideration new discoveries in brain development and addictive behavior, does uncontrolled access to the cornucopia of sexual acts on the Internet at an early age pre-dispose youth to become eventual consumers of child pornography? Or not?

SD - My Voice: Treatment, not prison, answer for sex offenses

Letters to the editor
Original Article

06/16/2014

By Georgina M. Schaff

On behalf of our 4,000-plus members, the Dakota Reform Sex Offender Laws Family Solutions is asking South Dakota Senate candidates to make this issue a campaign priority.

Our mission — promote medical research, legislation and education to provide an empirically based, rational approach to dealing with sexually related offenses and stop the cycle of abuse to protect all children.

According to the Department of Justice, most child sexual-abuse victims are molested by family members or close acquaintances. About 40 percent of crimes take place in the victim's own home, and 20 percent take place in the home of a friend or relative. Your children are more at risk from your family, your friends and you than from convicted sex offenders.

While I was growing up in the Dakotas, incest was common. The abuser was confronted by family members and the inappropriate behavior stopped, a method that was very successful. I know from personal experience that the behavior can be changed and the abuser can be stopped, with the support of family and loved ones.

History has proved that incarceration and labeling does not protect all children. The Unified Judicial System Annual Report and the Crime in South Dakota report published each year by the Division of Criminal Investigation verify the number of new offenses each year while another child is victimized.

For an "offense" of any sexual nature, America law does not hesitate to destroy the family structure, slowly bankrupts the family and might force the family on public assistance (paid by taxpayers). Often the accused is provided additional legal resources through the court (paid by taxpayers). Citizens are incarcerated (health insurance, room and board paid by taxpayers), and once their sentence is served, they are released back into society, labeled with the registry as to where they can live and have difficulty finding jobs.

Tax dollars could be spent on prevention with a focus on changing the behavior and stopping this cycle of abuse. The Dakotas are known for their compassion and the opportunity to reach out and help those less fortunate.

We must take the "weapon" away, the "law" that provides the power and control over their victim. "If you tell I will have to go to prison, you will never be able see me and our family will be divided." Replace that "law" with, "If you tell, I will have to change my behavior or go to jail."

Early intervention is the only true way to protect all children who are being sexually abused by a first-time offender, and many can live with their family with respect and dignity while confronting their wrongdoing.

Among intervention benefits:
  • Protect all sexually abused children with a promise of resources to change the behavior and stop the abuse.
  • Behavior therapy is covered by most insurance, not the taxpayer.
  • Children would be encouraged to immediately report.
  • Future, additional victims will be prevented.
  • Taxpayers would save billions on prosecution, incarceration and the registry.
  • Cover-ups would be eliminated if treatment were the first option.
  • Overcrowding in prisons would be eliminated.
  • Families would not have to face a lifetime of shame.
  • Many lives would be saved for those who choose suicide.

Dakota RSOL Family Solutions' Mission is for legislation for a confidential family intervention for first time nonviolent sex offenses.

Georgina Schaff of Lemmon is a Dakota RSOL Family Solutions State Affiliate Organizer.

CA - Santa Fe Springs City Council repeals sex offender restrictions

Morning paper and coffee
Original Article

06/14/2014

By Mike Sprague

SANTA FE SPRINGS - The City Council Thursday voted 5-0 to repeal a 2010 law that doesn't allow registered sex offenders to come within 300 feet of day-care centers, libraries, schools and parks.

City Manager Thaddeus McCormack said the council didn’t have a choice after a state appellate court in January ruled that state law preempted a city of Irvine law prohibiting registered sex offenders from entering city parks without written permission from its police chief.

The state Supreme Court later declined to review the case.

In his opinion striking down the Irvine law, Justice Richard Aronson wrote, ”We conclude the state statutory scheme imposing restrictions on a sex offender’s daily life fully occupies the field and therefore preempts the city’s efforts to restrict sex offenders from visiting city parks and recreational facilities.”

Santa Fe Springs hasn't enforced its law for about a year while awaiting a decision from the court, McCormack said.

The city still has Jessica’s Law (Proposition 83), which was approved by California voters. The law bans registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any public or private school or park, McCormack said.

It’s a bit regretful that we can’t add our own restrictions,” McCormack said.

(But) “I think the health and safety of residents of Santa Fe Springs are still going to be maintained and protected,” he said. “It’s an area where the state had weighed in and we defer to the state.”

McCormack said the city was threatened with a lawsuit from California Reform Sex Offender Laws if it didn’t repeal its law.

Janice Bellucci, president of the group, praised the city for its action.

We are very encouraged and commend the city for repealing the ordinance that violates both the state and federal constitutions,” Bellucci said.

Bellucci said ordinances like Irvine’s and Santa Fe Springs are unfair and don’t make people safer.

The laws restricting where sex offenders can go also give families a false sense of security, Bellucci said.

Less than 2 percent (of registered sex offenders) will commit another sex crime, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,” she said. “(Sex) offenders are more likely to be a family member, a coach or a member of the clergy.”

Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper, whose city provides police services for Santa Fe Springs, said he understands the rationale for repealing the law and doesn't expect any problems because of the presence of Jessica’s Law.

He also couldn't remember anybody in past years being charged with a violation of the Santa Fe Springs law.

Chủ Nhật, 15 tháng 6, 2014

WI - Council Workshop - Sex Offender Placements

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Nathan Fielder Interview: Explaining His Robot Arm-Sex Offender Stunt

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Nathan Fielder, star of the Comedy Central show "Nathan for You," explains his stunt to get out of handcuffs before a robotic arm pulls down his pants exposing him to a group of minors.

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AR - Sex Offender Flyers Causing Concern in Saline County

Morning paper and coffee
Original Article

06/13/2014

SALINE COUNTY - Saline County Sheriff's Deputies walked door to door in an area of Saline County handing sex offender fact sheets and a letter explaining their warning to homeowners.

The level three sex offender has served his time, in fact according to the flier he's been incarcerated for his entire adult life.

But it's the explicit description of the crime, rape and kidnapping that concerns people here.

"They're highly upset. But there's nothing you can do about it. And in there it says we can't harass him. We can't do anything about it."

MA - SJC ends lifetime parole supervision for sex offenders

Unconstitutional
Original Article

06/11/2014

By Maria Cramer and John R. Ellement

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that it is unconstitutional for sex offenders who have completed their sentences to be subject to lifetime supervision by the state’s Parole Board, declaring that only judges have the authority to order additional jail time for criminal violations.

The 6-1 decision ordered an end to the state Parole Board’s oversight of an estimated 300 sex offenders — oversight that allowed the board to impose jail sentences for parole violations — in a ruling that many lawyers declared a victory for due process. But victims’ rights advocates and a state prosecutor said they fear the decision removes a critical safeguard.

The effect this case has is to remove that automatic hammer on offenders who refuse to confine their actions to the requirements of the law, thereby decreasing their incentive to improve themselves and become law-abiding members of society,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement. “I am disappointed with the loss of this public safety tool that was intended to protect vulnerable people and children.”

The court said the 1999 state law that created “community parole supervision for life’’ for some sex offenders unconstitutionally granted sentencing powers to the Parole Board, which is part of the executive branch of the state government, violating the separation of government powers. An offender sentenced to lifetime parole could be sent to jail for violating the terms set forth by the Parole Board, even after the offender’s original sentence is completed.

Lifetime parole “constitutes an impermissible delegation to the executive branch of the core judicial function of imposing sentences,” Justice Ralph D. Gants wrote for the majority. “A judicially imposed sentence is final and may not be modified by another branch.’’

Laura M. Banwarth, a Plymouth lawyer who argued that the law was unconstitutional, said the court had no choice but to strike it down.

She noted that the SJC ruling instructs the offenders who are affected to file a motion with the courts; a prosecutor then may ask a judge to impose a new sentence. Judges have the discretion to put an offender on probation for months, years, or the rest of his of her life.

The SJC didn’t make any new laws today,” Banwarth said. “They didn’t give any new rights to sex offenders. They just looked at the Constitution and reached the only result that they could, that sentences can only be handed down by judges.”

Supporters of the law said that it provided for strict oversight over dangerous criminals. Many of those sentenced to lifetime supervision were sometimes ordered to wear GPS devices and clear many activities, from going to the movies to buying a cellphone, with their parole officers.

But the vast majority of the 275 to 300 sex offenders currently under Parole Board lifetime oversight came under the panel’s supervision because they failed to register as a sex offender after being released from incarceration, not because they had committed another sex crime, according to those familiar with the process.

The lifetime supervision could be onerous for offenders trying to get their lives on track after being released, said Eric Tennen, an attorney who often represents sex offenders.

It was horribly restrictive and just totally ineffective helping persons reintegrate into society,” Tennen said. Offenders on lifetime supervision could be incarcerated for 30 days for their first violation of their parole conditions, 180 days for a second violation, and one year for a third violation.

The violations could be as minor as getting caught with alcohol or leaving the state without notifying a parole officer.

The SJC ruling was made in the case of _____, a Level 2 sex offender who was placed on parole for life after he failed to tell police he had moved from West Bridgewater to Taunton.

He challenged the sentence, his lawyers arguing that it was unconstitutional under the doctrine of separation of government powers.

Cruz and Toni Troop, spokeswoman for Jane Doe Inc., a statewide coalition that advocates for the rights of victims of rape and domestic violence, urged the Legislature to pass an alternative law that would allow continued monitoring for sex offenders.

Lifetime parole and supervision . . . has been a cutting-edge and critical tool in sex offender management and community safety,” Troop said.

State Senator Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican, said that the Legislature would have to act fast to come up with legislation that passes constitutional muster. The legislative session is scheduled to end July 31.

There is no question that we need to act here, because the court has taken away a serious tool for public safety,” Tarr said.

But Suffolk University Law School associate professor Chris Dearborn said the court’s decision will not create a threat to public safety. Offenders must still register with the Sex Offender Registry Board or face criminal prosecution.

I don’t think there should be any mass hysteria that 300 really dangerous deviant people are going to go out and commit a lot of heinous acts,’’ Dearborn said.

In his dissent, Justice Robert Cordy wrote that while the law was flawed, lifetime supervision should be allowed.

A [community parole supervision for life] sentence serves an important and central monitoring purpose, facilitating public safety by permitting and requiring intensive supervision of the sex offender population,” Cordy wrote.

Thứ Năm, 12 tháng 6, 2014

CA - City being sued by registered sex offender

Lawsuit
Original Article

06/10/2014

By Doug Keeler

Lawsuit alleges ordinance designed to keep sex offenders away from parks, other areas are unconstitutional

The City of Taft is being sued by a registered sex offender.

The suit was filed May 29 in federal court and alleges an ordinance passed in 2007 designed to keep sex offenders away from areas where children are likely to congregate is unconstitutional.

City Attorney Jason Epperson met with the Taft City Council in closed session to discuss the suit.

The suit is not unique.

The plaintiff in the suit is _____, a man convicted in 1979 of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14. That conviction requires him to register as a sex offender.

Similar suits have been filed against other California cities, alleging that ordinances similar to the one in Taft violate the fifth and fourteenth amendments of the United States Constitution, the ex post facto clause of the constitution and the California Constitution.

The suits centers on city ordinance 8-13, which states, in part:
  • It is unlawful for any registrant to reside within 2,000 ft. of any children's facility or child daycare center within the city.
  • It is unlawful for any registrant to loiter within 300 ft. of any children's facility or child day care center within the city.

The suit, filed by Arroyo Grande attorney Janice Bellucci, doesn't seek cash damages (it does seek attorney fees and other costs) but asks the court to order the city to stop enforcing the ordinance and declare the ordinance “null and void.”

Chief of Police Ed Whiting said that he doesn't believe the ordinance has ever been enforced and has no knowledge of it being enforced against the defendant.

Bellucci is associated with a group called California Reform Sex Offender Laws.

Taft isn't alone in being sued on behalf of Lindsay, a Grover city resident.

Lompoc was sued in April and Pomona was sued in April just to name a few.

WI - Proposed sex offender ordinance up for debate in Milwaukee

Morning newspaper and coffee
Original Article

06/11/2014

By Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE - On the eve of a committee hearing about a new sex offender ordinance Alderman Terry Witkowski is taking issue with his fellow council member, Tony Zielinski's, proposal.

"This plan is not a very balanced plan to say the least," Witkowski told CBS 58 investigative reporter Sarah Barwacz.

While Alderman Witkowski says it's important to regulate where sex offender live and hang out, under Zielinski's proposal nearly half of the city's available housing units for convicted sex offender's would be in Witkowski's 13th Aldermanic District.

A CBS 58 News Bottom Line Investigation in May exposed the lack of restriction on where offenders stay.

Reporter Sarah Barwacz broke the story just weeks later about Zielinski, who represents the 14th district, proposing a two thousand feet buffer zone from schools and parks.

When Sarah questioned Witkowski about his district having fewer schools, the council member said that doesn't mean there aren't children around.

"I think you have to look at what's the perception from neighbors here," Witkowski explained. "Are you saying there's less children just because the school isn't within walking distance or two thousand feet? I can guarantee you I got a call from a person indicating that they've got a sexual predator living next door who watches his daughter get off the school bus."
- Imagine if we made and passed all laws based on PERCEPTION!

The Common Council’s Steering and Rules Committee meets Thursday, June 12th in room 301-B at City Hall at 1:30 p.m.

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TX - Teens Keep Vandalizing a University Park Sex Offender's House, and He's Getting Sick of It

Teen valdalizing a car
Original Article

06/09/2014

By Amy Silverstein

When _____'s house got egged, he called the University Park police. It was a Saturday night in September 2012. Officers came to the crime scene but found no leads, other than the splattered egg yolk. _____ realized that his patio umbrella was also missing, according to the police report.

The following Saturday night, the eggs hit again. A neighbor told the cops that he saw two teenagers walking nearby around the same time.

_____ installed a video camera security system, hoping to catch the egg-throwers. But when his house got hit again, the vandal spotted the camera and slapped it down.

Soon the vandals moved onto tougher objects. _____ was sitting in his home one night when he heard the sound of glass breaking. His window had been hit with "an unknown object," according to a University Park Police Department report.

Another night, _____ told police, he saw a car drive over his yard. The vehicle fled when he stepped outside.

The next year, _____ was awakened by the sound of a bang. Cops, in _____'s house yet again, found his front window was shattered and the kitchen had a strange smell. A smoke grenade rested on the ground.

_____ counts at least 12 vandalism attacks on his home in the past three years. He says he's likely being targeted because he's a registered child sex offender. Now, _____ has hope that some of the attackers will face harsh consequences.

University Park police have recently identified seven teenagers who egged _____'s house this past April. "Threw a couple eggs at the side of his house then drove away. It was a stupid mistake that I regret doing," says a statement written by Austin Roberts, a 17-year-old Highland Park High School student. Police say he drove one of the getaway cars that night, a Porsche. "I am truly sorry for any damage, glad to help," he wrote.

_____, pushing for prison time, has told police that if the perpetrators aren't charged with a felony, he "will be put in the crosshairs of an escalated attack and will not feel safe at home, and it will signal open season to other non-heterosexuals, RSO's, and the elderly."

_____ is classified by the state as a low-risk sex offender. He was convicted of sexual assault of a child in 1980 and 1983. He was charged for the offense again in 2006 in Dallas County after an alleged victim went to police, reporting a relationship he had with _____ dating back ten years earlier, when the victim would have been 15. The case resulted in a hung jury, as the News reported in 2010. "There's nothing say. It's a matter of public record," he tells Unfair Park, declining to speak further about any of the cases.

He's lived in University Park for over 30 years, and he said his neighbors never gave him trouble for his criminal history, perhaps because they didn't know. That all changed in 2010, after _____ encountered teenage boy playing saxophone in the street. He filmed the boy performing. "I said, 'You mind if I film a video of you playing a song?' And he said, 'No problem,' and that's what that was all about," _____ says, describing the encounter as totally innocent.

But the footage disturbed a mother, who then notified the police, according to a local news report at the time.

Though _____ wasn't charged in connection with that incident, it alerted the University Park PD to the fact that he was required to register as a sex offender under a law that had recently gone into effect in Texas. The news, obviously, didn't go over well. ("Bryn Mawr Resident Registers as Sex Offender with University Park Police Department," was the headline on Park Cities People in 2010, and the case also got write-ups in the News).

And now his house is a popular target for eggs and other stuff.

University Park police say that they have no evidence the attacks were coming from the same group of people. Though they never caught the people behind the previous attacks, UPPD Lieutenant John Ball says he's proud that detectives were finally able to identify suspects in this case.

"I'm very pleased that we spent many hours looking for these offenders, and making sure that they're brought to the courts for prosecution," Ball tells Unfair Park.

The police originally tried to turn the case over to the Dallas County district attorney, after _____ provided a bill showing that it cost him more than $1,500 to remove the egg stains and repaint his house. But prosecutors declined to prosecute. The teenagers are instead being charged with Class C misdemeanors in municipal court. The trial isn't scheduled yet.

With their addresses posted online, registered sex offenders can make easy targets of crime. Last year, a man in South Carolina went on a killing spree, selecting child abusers his victims. _____ argues that charging the teens with a felony will send a message to the others tempted to have some fun at his expense that they're not above the law.

The attacks have stopped recently. Word got around, _____ says, that people are getting caught. But it will only stop for good if those caught are punished. Otherwise, he wrote, "HPHS students with easy access to cash from their rich parents in Park Cities may feel entitled to break the law with impunity."

AL - Man (Jay Maynor) charged with killing sex offender in Cullman Co.

Jay Maynor
Jay Maynor
Original Article

06/09/2014

By Melynda Sides

BIRMINGHAM (WBRC) - A man suspected of killing a registered sex offender in the Berlin community has been charged with murder.

The Cullman County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as _____, 59. The suspect in the case, 41-year-old Jay Maynor of Cullman, is charged with _____' murder.

Court documents indicate Maynor is a relative of the child _____ pleaded guilty to sexually abusing in 2002. _____ was convicted in an incident involving an 8-year-old girl.

Sheriff Mike Rainey said the first shooting happened at the Berlin Plaza Quick Stop on Highway 278 shortly after 7 p.m. Witnesses told deputies a man drove up on a motorcycle and fired shots at the store's window, Rainey said.

"After the would-be victim was able to elude the shooter, the suspect then drove off and went to the residence of _____," Sheriff Rainey said.

The sheriff's office said on Monday they don't know the full extent of the details, but confirmed _____ was shot at his home in the 4300 block of U.S. 278 East.

A state trooper who responded to the scene saw Maynor pull out onto the road from _____' home and took him into custody, according to the Sheriff's Office.

"At this time we are still investigating both crime scenes, the one at the store and at Mr. _____' residence," Sheriff Rainey said in a release. "We just ask that the public stay patient as our investigators work to piece together the events which took place Sunday night."

_____ was convicted of first degree sex abuse of an 8-year-old girl in August 2002 and has been a registered sex offender since then.

Sheriff Rainey would not comment on whether or not _____' sex abuse conviction had a role in the shooting.

"We are investigating all aspects of this case and cannot comment on a motive at this point. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family," the sheriff said.

Maynor was booked into the Cullman County Detention Center for one count of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Stay with this story for more information as it becomes available.

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OK - Probation questions

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By Michelle:
I have recently learned that I have fallen love with a sex offender. We live in Oklahoma. He never served time he was given 10 yrs suspended sentence and is currently on probation. He has 2 1/2 yrs left before he has completed his probation. I am looking for some one to help me understand what happens when his probation is up. Will some of his restrictions be lifted? What is still expected of him? I've tried looking for site to help me understand what I may be facing in the future but am not having any luck. I do have a child under the age of 18. Do we have any kind of a chance for a future together? Can anyone help me or give me some website that I can visit? Thank you for your time.

Thứ Bảy, 7 tháng 6, 2014

FL - Sex Offender Shuffle Continues

Every day we're shufflin'!
Every day we're shufflin'!
Original Article

06/06/2014

The colony of homeless sex offenders in Miami-Dade County is once again being moved… 100 yards to the east!

After several months of complaining that over 100 registrants were sent to live in his parking lot, the owner of Adolfo’s House Beauty Supply received the concession from local police, who evicted the approximately 133 registrants living transient at the corner of NW 71st Street and 36th Court on Wednesday night.

Registrants were told that they would no longer be able to stay there at night and would be subject to arrest for trespassing if they were found there the following night.

Yesterday morning, registrants began making frantic calls to their probation officers asking what to do. Most are on GPS monitoring devices and if they are not at that street corner, they would similarly be subject to arrest.

The Miami-Dade probation office’s solution was to move them one block over. 100 yards to the east, which is the street corner where they spent their night last night. Within the next 48 hours 133 registrants will be scrambling to get their drivers licenses updated, as required by law, to “transient at 71st and 35th” instead of “71st and 36th”, paying the $25 fee for the address change and jeopardizing their employment to get it done.

… until the Miami-Dade Sex Offender Shuffle moves them elsewhere.

FL - Florida cop (Javier Perez) doesn’t like being filmed, has activist falsely detained for public masturbation

Javier Perez
Javier Perez
Original Article

06/04/2014

By David Edwards

A Florida activist has said that he discovered that he was framed for public masturbation by one officer who did not like the idea of police being recorded on video.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel late last week (Below), Cop Block Central Florida activist Michael Burns explains that he was watching Lakeland police officer Javier Perez as he worked an off-duty shift at Hookah Palace in January.

During the filming, an on-duty police officer arrives, and tells him that he has been reported for doing something in his vehicle that he “should be doing in private.” That officer releases Burns after quickly concluding that he was only recording police.

Burns later obtained an audio recording of the person who reported him, who tells the dispatcher that he thinks a “suspicious person” is “masturbating.” He also obtains the telephone number of the caller. An Internet search determined that the number belonged to officer Perez.

I did a Spokeo search and it came back to a Javier Perez,” Burns told the Photography Is Not A Crime Blog.

Perez’s sergeant also confirmed to Burns on camera that an officer was being investigated for making false reports, but he refused to give the officer’s name.

Photography Is Not A Crime’s Carlos Miller, however, doubted that an internal investigation would result in justice.

But we already know that when cops investigate cops, it usually leads to cops protecting cops,” he wrote. “But since it’s already been confirmed the calls were made to the department’s non-emergency line, we can already see where they are going with this; essentially preparing to sweep this under the carpet by informing Burns that no law or policy was broken because the calls were not made to 911.”

Burns pointed out that Florida Statute 817.49 does not limit false reports to the 911 emergency line.

Burns was scheduled to meet with the sergeant who was conducting the internal investigation on Tuesday night, and he planned to record the meeting.

OK - Sex registry law needs overhaul

David Slane
David Slane
Original Article

06/04/2014

By David Slane (Law Firm)

In 2007, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved a new law that required all sex offenders be classified under a three-tier system that placed offenders in a specific category depending on the nature of the sex crime.

However, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) went a step further and made the new registration law retroactive to 1998. However, in June 2013, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the retroactive application of the rule was unconstitutional.

The court’s landmark ruling allowed more than 2,000 sex offenders to remove their names from the statewide registry because their registration requirements had either expired or would be prolonged by the 2007 law.

The law has left everyone scratching their heads about what’s next. The current registration system makes no sense and leaves plenty of room for debate about fairness and public safety.

It makes sense for the state Legislature to return to the drawing board and start over on this law.

Some people are on the registry because they urinated in a public street, and they’re not sex offenders. State officials need to stop wasting time and precious resources on those registrants. For the record, indecent exposure convictions and other low-level offenses require 15 years of registration.

Instead, devote the majority of resources to the high-risk offenders who need the most intensive supervision and strictest registration requirements the state can offer. The high-risk offenders should be required to check in daily, which would give the public a higher level of security.

Level 2 offenders, those who pose a moderate danger to the community, must register for 25 years. Meanwhile, Level 3 offenders, those who pose a serious danger to the community and are likely to engage in criminal sexual conduct, must register for their lifetime.

Part of the problem is that DOC officials, when implementing the system, tossed most of Oklahoma’s sex offenders into the Level 3 category. They didn’t want to take the heat to make an honest assessment of each case.

Changing the system will take a groundswell of public support. Still, reform of any kind might cause consternation for most state lawmakers who have never seen a sex offender law they didn’t like. It’s popular to be tough on crime, which includes drunks who urinate next to their car.

It’s time for Oklahoma legislators to stop thinking about re-election and polls and study what works and doesn’t work with the sex offender registration system.

One solution is to remove the registration assessment out of the hands of DOC only and rework the procedure to include trial judges, district attorneys and defense attorneys. That would provide a higher level of fairness while ensuring public safety. A broken system gives parents and the community a false sense of security while really protecting no one.

When most people think of a sex offender, they think of a baby raper or serial rapist. But the truth is most sex offenders are convicted of nothing even similar. We need to stop painting every sex offender with the same broad brush and look at individuals for what they did and act accordingly.

While high-risk sex offenders need to be closely supervised, it’s critical for others who have completed their sentence to be given a second chance at life.

Thứ Ba, 3 tháng 6, 2014

TX - Remember – National Conference is just around the corner!

National Reform Sex Offender LawsOriginal Article

Please enjoy a special video message from our guest speaker, Lenore Skenazy, for all of you, about our “Hope-Courage-Reform” conference July 16-19 in Dallas. I also want to strongly encourage anyone who is still “on the fence” to consider booking a hotel room NOW. Deadline for that is JUNE 15, after which the rates will go WAY up. No cost to reserve, and you can cancel later. Visit our conference site for details! – Brenda Jones, Executive Director

Chủ Nhật, 1 tháng 6, 2014

CA - California looking at purging sex offender list

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The state of California is looking to remove some sex offenders from it's official list. The state says it will save millions of dollars by thinning the sheet of names to just the worst of the worst.

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