Weekly Update 2020-11-25 Ref#123

November 27, 2020, 10:12 am Dear Members and Advocates,   I have been writing a similar Thanksgiving week update every year since I’ve become involved in FAC. The general theme being; there are those among us who are

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Child sex trafficking: It’s probably not what you think it is

November 27, 2020, 7:32 am While the term trafficking evokes for many images of children kidnapped off the street, smuggled across borders and moved from place to place, that’s rarely the case, social workers and researchers say. Many

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Ex Post Facto Plus Case Dismissed

November 23, 2020, 4:20 pm Devastating news in from the Southern District of Florida. Does v. Swearingen (the case we referred to as “Ex Post Facto Plus”) has been dismissed by Judge Kathleen Williams because the plaintiffs are

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Florida can’t move the finish line on removal.

November 23, 2020, 12:53 pm A huge order came out of the 10th Circuit (Florida) in Polk County today. It’s extremely significant for anybody who is nearing the finish line and will become eligible to petition for removal

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The Dobbs Wire: Flashback to 2006 & Joe Biden!

November 23, 2020, 7:08 am The Dobbs Wire:  Flashback to 2006 & Joe Biden!  The U.S. has long been awash in punishment and has the highest per capita rate of incarceration in the world.  After prison, in sex-related

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Canada: Sex-offender provision unconstitutional in not criminally responsible cases

November 20, 2020, 3:03 pm The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed that Ontario’s sex-offender registry regime violates the constitutional rights of people found not criminally responsible for their actions by reason of mental disorder. [NOTE: THEIR REGISTRY

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NY: Federal District Court grants injunction against the state blocking social media

November 20, 2020, 7:40 am A group of people forced to register as sex offenders in New York have been granted a preliminary injunction by a Federal District Court in New York against the NY State Department of

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FAC addresses suspicious survey and invites “investigator” to answer concerns

November 19, 2020, 1:28 pm This week, a suspicious invitation to participate in a “survey” was sent to every registered email on the Florida Sex Offender registry. Today, we sent the following letter to the academic who is

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Fearless Group Support Team Starts in Florida

November 18, 2020, 9:25 pm There is Fearless Group starting in Florida and you are invited to participate.  This is a peer-led support program that has been offered by NARSOL affiliates in other states.  With the leadership of a

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Weekly Update 2020-11-17 Ref#121

November 18, 2020, 5:00 pm Dear Members and Advocates, A few days ago I had a conversation with a friend and fellow advocate that made me completely re-think my identity. For the longest time I’ve always considered myself

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Caution: Solicitations for “SORNA Compliance and Opinion Survey”

November 18, 2020, 7:02 am This morning we posted the below message. It didn’t take long for us to discover that the “PRIMARY INVESTIGATOR”, Christopher Duszka, Was (at least until recently) a Crime Intelligence Analyst for the Florida

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Shocking: third Louisville police officer has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

November 17, 2020, 12:28 pm The registry has us believing that those individuals on this list are the ones society needs to be careful of, when in reality more than 95% of sex offenses are committed by someone

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Cop kills dog during sex offender compliance check at wrong home.

November 17, 2020, 9:10 am Officer James Freeman of Greenbrier, AR was doing a sex offender compliance check on private property when the homeowner’s dog barked at him. So Freeman shot the dog. The event would be an

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Sex Offender Registration Doesn’t Help Victims, Hurts Young Offenders

November 16, 2020, 4:51 pm Jason is like many others who struggle to lead a healthy adult life because of a juvenile adjudication based on unsurprising adolescent behavior. States across the country place children as young as 8

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Dutch police give ‘stop paedophile hunts’ warning after Arnhem death

November 16, 2020, 4:49 pm A Dutch police chief has called for an end to “paedophile hunting” after a 73-year-old retired teacher was beaten up by teenagers and died of his injuries. The Arnhem attack is the latest

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11th Circuit: Civilly Committed still have rights

November 16, 2020, 6:59 am The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed, in part, the complaint of an individual civilly committed in the Florida civil commitment center. The plaintiff, who remains confined despite completing his sentence, sued Geo

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UPDATED: Sex offenders sue after North Carolina county requires Halloween registry check-in

November 13, 2020, 5:52 am A group of registered sex offenders in Western North Carolina say the sheriff forced them to check in with local law enforcement or face arrest on Halloween night in 2019. Now they’re suing.

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Member Submission: Possible new scam alert

November 11, 2020, 9:04 am A member alerted us to a possible new misuse of registrant data to falsify identity and obtain opioids or other identity theft. He wrote, “Hello. I’m on the registry in Florida, Leon county.

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Disney World Vacation Leads to Fight Over Florida Sex Offender Law (An Out of State challenge)

November 11, 2020, 7:33 am A Pennsylvania man has filed a challenge to a Florida law that has kept him on a sexual-offender registry after a 10-day family vacation to Disney World in 2015. The man, identified in

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Weekly Update 2020-11-10 Ref#120

November 10, 2020, 5:11 pm Dear Members and Advocates, You probably noticed there wasn’t a weekly update last week. That was because the election was consuming the world’s attention and the news media had plenty of content to

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