IL: Lawsuit dismissed after sex offenders living at Aurora ministry find new homes

July 28, 2020, 6:20 am Sex offenders who sued to stay at the Wayside Cross Ministries halfway house in downtown Aurora after a judge ruled it is too close to a playground have dropped their litigation after all

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Scam Alert: “Impact Legal Research” soliciting registrants.

July 24, 2020, 8:57 am There’s nothing that gets my blood boiling more than individuals who try to cash in on the vulnerability of registrants and who use the public registry as a marketing database for their racket.

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Weekly Update 2020-07-22 Ref#99

July 23, 2020, 1:46 pm Dear Members and Advocates, This week a “fire” erupted and we saw an example of why it is so important we stay organized and able to mobilize quickly. Brevard County is seeking to

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Pay up or lockup

July 22, 2020, 7:16 pm David, 28, was counting the days until January 6, 2012, when his prison sentence would end and he would be released on parole. He had earned his GED diploma inside and lined up

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U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

July 22, 2020, 6:13 pm The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division claims they uphold the Constitutional rights of all people in the United States (note the emphasis on “all” was theirs, not ours). Let’s see if

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Feds kept quiet reports of ‘staff-on-child’ sex abuse at Miami-Dade detention center

July 20, 2020, 5:53 pm At least four Central American immigrant children reported being sexually abused by staff members at the privately run Homestead detention center for unaccompanied minors, the Miami Herald reports. No one went to prison

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UPDATED CALL TO ACTION: Brevard County. Oppose proposed ordinance

July 20, 2020, 12:08 pm [FAC NOTE: This is turning on absurd. Now businesses will be able to order persons forced to register can’t go within 1000 feet of their business?!?!] As it stands, any person convicted of

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Another murder of someone on the registry: Texas man charged with murder of alleged sex offender near Carlsbad

July 20, 2020, 11:34 am A Texas man was charged with first degree murder in the March 16 death of an alleged Lea County sex offender living in Eddy County, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Carlsbad

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Frightening number of Coronavirus cases in Florida prisons

July 17, 2020, 7:50 pm Union officials at Federal Correctional Complex Coleman and Federal Correctional Institution Miami sounded the alarm on just how bad the conditions are inside the facilities. Kareen Troitino, the FCI Miami corrections officer union

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SCOTUS declines to intervene in Florida voting dispute

July 16, 2020, 7:47 pm Not that it matters to our population, since Amendment 4 discriminates against people with past convictions for sexual offenses, but today the Supreme Court declined to intervene in a ping pong match between

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Stephanie Rose: The Impact of Sex Offender Registration Laws on Offenders’ Reintegration Into Society

July 16, 2020, 1:42 pm Information related to the experiences of sex offenders required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 is predominantly based on quantitative data, and the majority of information relates

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Weekly Update 2020-07-15 Ref#98

July 15, 2020, 4:09 pm Dear Members and Advocates, One of the biggest advancements the Florida Action Committee has made during the last year was in our Media Committee. Led by our Committee Chair, Sarah, and assisted by

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Jackson County, Florida, Tries new approach to block registrants… shaming

July 15, 2020, 12:14 pm Jackson County Florida is trying a new approach to prevent persons required to register as sex offenders from moving into their neighborhood. Hereafter, they will prominently place their name, pictures and other personal

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Watch Oral Arguments in 2nd DCA Entrapment case

July 14, 2020, 4:04 pm The following is a video of oral arguments in Jason Ross DeMare v. the State of Florida (2D19-2959) the case that found Mr. DeMare was entrapped by the police. It’s good to watch,

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GA: Hundreds of Georgia sex offenders off ankle monitors

July 13, 2020, 12:07 pm A landmark court ruling has led to nearly half of Georgia’s most high-risk sex offenders being released from their ankle monitors over the past year, marking a legal quandary that state lawmakers fell

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Court order allows City Walk to continue transition home for persons required to register as sex offenders

July 12, 2020, 4:29 pm A federal court in Tallahassee has entered a preliminary injunction against Wakulla County, Florida, protecting the religious exercise of local church City Walk – Urban Mission. The order comes just two months after

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Michigan Law Review: International Megan’s Law as Compelled Speech

July 9, 2020, 9:51 pm When the IML was signed into law, a handful of observers saw it for what it was: bad policy. The sole representative to object to the passport identifier during congressional debate worried that

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Florida voters with felony convictions ask justices to intervene in voting-rights dispute

July 9, 2020, 7:31 pm With the deadline to register to vote in Florida’s August primary election 12 days away, a group of Florida voters and civil rights groups today asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a ruling

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WY: State budget cuts include sex offender programs

July 9, 2020, 5:01 pm Gov. Mark Gordon and his state agency heads will begin their work this week to cut the state’s biennium budget to deal with projected revenue shortfalls of $1.5 billion, he said Wednesday. And

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CA: Sex Offenders Demand Right To Serve On Juries

July 9, 2020, 4:55 pm A judge said Wednesday she is inclined to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Los Angeles Superior Court and state Attorney General Xavier Becerra in which five registered sex offenders say they and

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