Category: Resources

General information, current event articles, and other resources supporting WAR’s mission.

7th Circuit Rules Indiana DOC Violates Constitution

Sex Offender Prison Program Unconstitutional Indiana Department of Corrections cannot force sex offenders to list all past sex offenses. As reported in this “The Indiana Lawyer” article by Marilyn Odendahl last week: Finding the disclosures provide information that any law…

A Life Interrupted

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After a False Accusation, Police and Child Services Forced a Family Apart for 7 Months Sad story out of New Mexico. Adam Lowther was a busy man, traveling constantly for his work as director of the Air Force’s Advanced Nuclear…

Hope In Michigan

ACLU pushes for removal of sex offender registry As reported in an earlier post, the Michigan SOR laws have been challenged and now the ACLU of Michigan is pushing for the removal of the current sex offender laws. ABC 57…

There is no Justice in our Legal system.

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In this op-ed post on the W.A.R. National Blog website,”The Scarlet Letter”, citizen-author Lara expresses great insight into the nature of the trend in criminal justice. Often know politically as “Tough On Crime” paradigm, read her thoughts on our adversarial…

PA High Court to review SORNA case again

In this COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES RESOURCE CENTER April 9, 2019 article about a case in Pennsylvania that is questioning the due process violations for people affected by SORNA. As reported in this article the PA High Court will hear Due Process…

YouTube Video

Sex Offenders: Stop Believing the Lies No matter what your religious beliefs, world-view, or personal philosophies, this country is not being fair to ex-offenders of any cloth.

Motel 6 to Pay $12M

Motel 6 Motels in Washington state gave Immigration and Customs – ICE agents – hotel guest information without a court issued warrant or written permission.

U.S. Cities Reforming Criminal Justice

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From Philadelphia’s efforts to reduce jail population through pretrial reforms to community-based interventions in New York City, this PEW Charitable Trusts report show some efforts at reforming the use of jails in our society.

SMART Office

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S.M.A.R.T. Office Case Law Update Click the DOJ Logo image below to review the updated court rulings used in the administration of the U.S. Department of Justice’s SMART Office (Office of sex offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registration, and Tracking)

GPS Tracking & Privacy

The Boston Globe Reports – “The government does not have an ‘unlimited’ ability to infringe upon a probationer’s still-existing, albeit diminished, expectations of privacy,’’ Justice Frank M. Gaziano wrote for the court. “GPS monitoring is not a minimally invasive search.”…

Nevada Legislature

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Considering 17 “Sex Offense” bills U.S. News and World Report published this article on sexual offenses to bolster victims rights. CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are considering at least 17 bills on sexual assault, sex trafficking and sexual…

Rational Conclusion

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A U.S District Judge overturns two Alabama sex offender notification and registration provisions on first amendment rationale. Read the full article here in this Reason Magazine report by Jacob Sullum. Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens” By Jacob Sullum.

Map of RSO in U.S.

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NCMEC releases updated map and explanation of data. Click the image to download the latest map of the United States and its territories showing population data with the number of registered sex offenders. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children…

Become More Resourceful

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We are very much emotional creatures; love/hate, happy/sad, energized/depressed and so on. Learning to keep our emotions in check can go a long way in leading a happier life. We may have many hurdles to jump over, many challenges thrown…

Restore Your Vote

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According to this The Nevada Independent article, many ex-offenders can have their right to vote restored. Although not as severe as states including Florida, Nevada’s laws restricting ex-felons’ rights to vote are among the harsher rules in the country. As…

Defendants Always Win rule

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas decries the Court’s latest :defendant always wins” rule! As reported in this Appellate Squawk March 2, 2019 Post: Plenty, fumes Justice Thomas, dissenting in Garza v. Idaho (2019), where Justice Sotomayor floats the radical…

Judicial Vindictiveness

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Kansas Man to be sentenced 3rd time for the same crime. As reported in this March 1, 2019 US News & World Report post, the Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to try again (third-time!) in sentencing a…