Women Against Registry First Annual Conference

Theme: Our Families ~ Our Future ~ Our Time  Mark your calendars, donate artwork, make plans to attend if you can. [caption id="attachment_417" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Click to Register.[/caption] Admission to this conference is FREE.  There is no conference admission or registration fee. The dates of the conference are (July 29-30) Conference will be centrally located in St. Louis, MO (Maryland Heights area) The venue has been selected.  The conference...

Urgent Call To Action

Assembly Bill 59 to reverse court ruling. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is urging the Nevada Legislature to pass AB 59. It is urgent that you call your legislators to let them know that you disagree with this law ASAP. This is an attempt to reverse last years court decision that limited the ability of the State Board of Parole Commissioners and the Division of Parole and Probation to...

Sex-offender registry adds costs without protecting public

From the Columbia, SC 'The State' newspaper, an editorial by Don Thurber The Justice Department study also demonstrated that re-offense rates of sex offenders are actually far below other offense groups: Only 3.5 percent of child molesters were convicted of another sex crime during the three-year study period. South Carolina mandates lifetime registration, but a long-term study released last year by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...

Idaho Sex Offenders Challenge State Registry Laws

Over 100 Sex Offenders sue Idaho over constitutional challenges The constitutional challenge is on the following grounds: Due Process: Assessed new restrictions without a trial. Equal Protection: Burdens an unpopular group of citizens. Religious Freedom: Restricts some offenders from attending church services. Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Excessive punishment imposed by community notification. Double Jeopardy: New conditions placed on offenders after conviction. Contracts: New non negotiated conditions placed after...

Static-99: The 10 Question Checklist That Can’t

BuzzFeedNews These 10 Questions Can Mean Life Behind Bars An article by Peter Aldhous, BuzzFeed News Reporter More precisely, what the Static-99 predicts — with modest accuracy, at best — is the risk that men within a group of sex offenders will commit a new sex offense, compared to other members of that group. Experts agree that it’s a useful tool for managing sex offenders in prison —...

Jacob Wetterling Found At Last: R.I.P.

Free Range Kids Mom Talks About Jacob's Legacy By Lenore Skenazy Sept. 3, 2016 Jacob Wetterling Found At Last It is painful in a more intellectual sense to contemplate the effect that Jacob’s unspeakable fate had on American families. Not only did it grip us with dread, but that dread — and anger — directly paved the way to sex offender registry. As Jennifer Bleyer explained in this extraordinary...

6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Michigan SO Laws

From the Detroit Free Press: Court: Michigan's toughened sex offender rules cannot be retroactive The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed part of a lower-court ruling, saying the state could not impose harsher restrictions enacted in 2006 and 2011 on offenders who were convicted before the law was changed. The court said the revisions, which include restricting offenders' movement near schools, penalize sex offenders as "moral lepers."...

Illinois Proposes Sex Offender Task Force

Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration Task Force to ensure that law enforcement and communities are able to identify and monitor high-risk sex offenders. The Task Force will hold public hearings to receive input from the public and give recommendations to the General Assembly to effectively classify sex offenders...

Class Action Law Suit on Behalf of Registered Sex Offenders Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Visit Women Against Registry Class Action Lawsuit FAQs WAR Class Action Lawsuit FAQs Q: Who is behind this initiative? A: A group of registrants, family members, and believers in due process. Q: What is the premise of the law suit on behalf of registrants? A: Even though the laws impacting us are passed by the state and federal legislatures we will be asking the courts to rule on...

Prosecutors who falsify or withhold evidence could become felons under proposed state legislation

Prosecutors who intentionally withhold or falsify evidence could be charged with a felony under a new bill winding through the state Legislature. The proposal by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, D-San Fernando, comes as prosecutors in Orange County face accusations that they’ve routinely misused jailhouse informants and withheld information from defense attorneys. But the problem of prosecutorial misconduct predates Orange County’s snitch controversy. A 2010 study by Santa Clara University...

Why the ‘Pokémon Go’ Ban on Sex Offenders Makes No Sense

Last last month, two state senators in New York—Jeffrey Klein and Diane Savino—issued a report laying out an apparently scary set of numbers. In New York City, Pokémon from Pokémon Go were spotted in front of the homes of 57 people on the state sex registry. Fifty-nine Poké gyms or Pokéstops and 73 other Pokémon items were within a half-block of a registrant's residence. To be clear, there...

Low risk sex offender shares fear of online registry

RENO, Nev. (NEWS 4) — A nearly decade long battle started in Nevada after President George W. Bush signed the Adam Walsh Act in 2006.The federal law is also known as the Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act. It stemmed from the 1981 abduction and murder of 6-year-old Adam Walsh. In 2007, Nevada lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 579 to make the state compliant with the federal law. “It’s...

Gov. Sandoval Leads Launch of a Comprehensive Review of Nevada’s Juvenile Justice System

Governor Brian Sandoval, First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, State Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta, and other legislative and community leaders gathered on July 12 at the Nevada State Supreme Court to launch an effort to strengthen public safety and improve outcomes for youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system. At the event, the governor announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency...

Research Should Influence Sex Offender Laws

Lawmakers have long treated sex offenses as different from other crimes, but the recent legislation known as Sex Offender Registration and Notification has drastically changed the way sex offenders are managed in the community upon release from prison. Specifically, these laws require the sex offenders to immediately report to the local police department upon prison release in order to register as a sex offender. This means providing information like name, address, phone number, employment, marital history, criminal history and license plate number, along with a DNA sample and a list of contacts. These registration laws also place restrictions on where sex offenders can live; for example, they are not permitted to live within a certain distance of parks, schools, day care centers, etc. Continue readingResearch Should Influence Sex Offender Laws

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