Is the Tide Turning Against Public Sex Offense Registries?

BY RORY FLEMING JULY 2, 2021 On June 8, the American Law Institute, arguably the most prestigious non-governmental law reform organization in the country, concluded its national meeting. One of its agenda items was to have its thousands of elected

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Urgent: SCOTUS petition needs signatures now

This note is for all organizations and individuals that fight (each in their own way) against the draconian sex offense laws in this country.  Please forward this email to any pertinent organization or individual that we may have unintentionally

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Person-First

Critical reflections on labeling as an ethical issue in the field of psychology. Gwenda M. Willis (2018) “Why call someone by what we don’t want them to be? The ethics of labeling in forensic/correctional psychology,” Psychology, Crime &

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7-year-old New York boy charged with rape

A 7-year-old boy from upstate New York has been charged with rape, a report said Tuesday. The child, of Brasher Falls near the Canadian border, was arrested by state police in connection with an incident that happened on

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Assistant principal found dead in home hours after arrest for sex offenses against student

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – An assistant principal at Noble Middle School who was arrested early Friday morning for sex offenses against a student which allegedly took place in the early 1990s has been found dead in his home.

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STOP HERE and Watch the SOHO Forum Debating the Registry

Professor Emily Horowitz Saint Francis College, Brooklyn Heights Professor Horowitz is a professor of sociology & criminal justice and directs the Institute for Peace & Justice and founded and co-directs the post-prison college program (a nationally recognized program

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We Are All Sex Offenders

Most of us will likely avoid ever having our names listed on the National Sex Offense Registry, but virtually none of us is without sin in this area. Whether in word, deed or in X-rated imagination, we have

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Man dies in Civil Commitment After Being Beaten by Officers

March 4, 2021, 6:45 am The family of Darrell Smith is suing the state after he was beaten to a near comatose state by a group of correctional officers at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel.

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698 comments on the Federal SORNA Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)

Here are the comments posted on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for changes to the United States Code of Federal Regulations. Changes that would increase federal requirements over and above state requirements.  There are over 698

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The First Ever Live Streamed Anti–Registry Peaceful Demonstration

On August 20, 2020, the 10th Circuit Court in Denver overturned Millard v Rankin, the US District Court ruling that found Colorado’s sex offense registry scheme violated the 8th Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. (The 10th Circuit ruling

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Demonstration 9-24-20

Demonstration at 10th Circuit Appeals Court, 1823 Stout St, Denver, CO 80257, 8am to 2pm Sept 24, 2020 Thursday

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Introduction to Human Rights for those on the registry

This video will be discussing the human rights that everyone on Earth is born with. You may be very surprised to know that the United States, just like China, does not recognize human rights for their citizens. Hopefully

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Blanket Exclusions, Animus, and the False Policies They Promote

Abstract: Saying something is true does not make it so.  And saying it louder does not make it truer.  But such is the legislative posture behind modern day sex offense registration laws that punish those who commit sex

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TAKE Notice! ACT Immediately!

For those unaware, when the Adam Walsh Act was passed by Congress in 2006, they delegated the implementation to the Department of Justice (DOJ) who then formed the Sex Offense Sentencing Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) office. The SMART office then

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Better to be a Murderer than a so-called “Sex Offender”

In 2007 I signed a plead agreement and went to prison for a sex offense. At the time the law in Missouri said in parole guidelines that I was required to spend 59 month in prison prior to

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Virginia

Attention Virginians: Action Needed ASAP

A Special Session of the Virginia State Legislature is taking up justice reform legislation.  Contact your Senators and Delegates quickly to register your support for HB1532 which “Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of

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The Dobbs Wire: It didn’t have to end this way

The Dobbs Wire:  It didn’t have to end this way.  One month ago today, Hector Rodriguez died in a New York City jail.  He was homeless and locked up for failing to keep his sex offense registration updated.  Reuven Blau

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The WAR Call March 2020

This is the 6th edition of our Periodic Newsletter; a National publication from Women Against Registry. Click on the “Read More” link to view the pdf of the newsletter.

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