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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South Africa: Call for National Register for Sex Offenders to be made public

July 9, 2020, 4:32 pm Daleen Gouws, the spokesperson for Action Society, said it was unacceptable for a child to be placed under the protection of the state and still be vulnerable to criminals lurking in the shadows.

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IL: Prisons still keeping people locked up after their release dates

July 7, 2020, 7:45 pm After serving 10 years in prison for criminal sexual assault, Marcus Barnes was counting down the days until his release date on Dec. 17, 2018. But when his release date finally arrived, he

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Member Submission: Registration during Covid

July 7, 2020, 2:27 pm At this moment I am in line to register in person at Pasco county. The regular registration officer is out today, and there is only one. They put someone in as a temporary

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Critical Teaching in a Sex Crimes Course

July 5, 2020, 9:05 pm It is often said that the media doesn’t tell us what to think; the media tells us what to think about. The media frames our understanding of public issues and informs us which

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Member Submission: St. Johns County race for county sheriff

July 3, 2020, 2:03 pm Another twist to trying to thwart the election process is taking place in the St. Johns County race for county sheriff.  At the last minute on the final day for filing, a Democratic

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Legal Reform for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (LRIDD)

July 2, 2020, 7:39 pm Dealing with the restrictions and reporting requirements of the Registry is difficult enough for those who study these laws carefully.  Imagine if you were a person with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD),

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Sign the Petition: Defund Police Proactive Sex Stings to Stop Incarcerating Innocent Men!!!

July 2, 2020, 7:21 pm Please take a moment to sign this petition on Change.org: https://www.change.org/p/department-of-justice-defund-police-proactive-sex-stings-to-stop-incarcerating-innocent-men   The post Sign the Petition: Defund Police Proactive Sex Stings to Stop Incarcerating Innocent Men!!! appeared first on Florida Action Committee.

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Children of Parents on Sex Offender Registry Are Collateral Damage of Registry

July 2, 2020, 12:33 pm There is not doubt that people find out about people who are on the sex registry. And that will include friends and acquaintances of their children. It is also true that many registered

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Weekly Update 2020-07-01 Ref#96

July 1, 2020, 11:48 pm Dear Members and Advocates, For those following our site, you know that one of our biggest concerns is homelessness. Policies that legislate people into homelessness make no sense and have been proven to

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Florida’s 2nd DCA says Police Sting entrapped Defendant

June 28, 2020, 4:54 pm Jason DeMare went on an ADULT website and initiated contact with AN ADULT. For days, they chatted and flirted while he believed the woman was 18, but on the fourth day she told

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NC: Death behind bars of another man forced to register

June 26, 2020, 4:00 pm We’ve written several times over the last few years about the lack of any consideration for people who are elderly or sick when it comes to registration requirements. Simply, there are no exceptions.

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Weekly Update 2020-06-25 Ref#95

June 25, 2020, 10:30 pm Dear Members and Advocates: We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida and across much of the United States are

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