FBI Raid, WAR & Conference

A story that rarely gets published, even rarer to have so much detail about Vicki Henry, Women Against Registry, law enforcement, unconstitutionality of sex offender laws, and more. Read this article by reporter Danny Wicentowski published by Saint Louis Riverfront Times [caption id="attachment_492" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by: DANNY WICENTOWSKIDuring Women Against Registry's first national conference, Vicki Henry ​urges ​attendees to "find their voice" as activists.[/caption] Vicki Henry Is...

Sex offender class for prisoners violates U.S. Constitution, federal judge rules

Sex offender class for prisoners violates U.S. Constitution, federal judge rules [caption id="attachment_488" align="alignleft" width="300"] Balance the Scales of Justice[/caption] According to the complaint, the SOMM program is mandatory even for inmates who pleaded not guilty to a sexual crime. The program requires participants to describe in detail any past sexual misconduct, including events not previously reported to police. Inmates are also required to sign a consent form...

Sex Trafficking Sting in Florida

[embed]http://wfla.com/2017/10/17/277-arrested-in-undercover-human-trafficking-online-prostitution-sting-in-polk-county/[/embed] I guess that our laws are working. That's why we need sting operations to control human behavior, forbidding real mental health for citizens. Controlling human behavior by shame and public persecution has never worked. Trying to teach healthy perspectives on human sexuality gets set aside as taking away a parents right to choose. I think it is time that we explore better options for teaching about human...

Understanding The Federal Courts

In Depth Guide to our Federal Court System [caption id="attachment_529" align="alignleft" width="300"] US Supreme Court[/caption] Click the link below or the picture to the left to read this 50 page explanation of our country's court system. Available as a downloadable PDF file. Understanding the Federal Courts Read about the constitutional founding of the US judicial branch of government in Article III of the US Constitution. Who creates federal...

National law reform proposal on collateral consequences

COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES RESOURCE CENTER The American Law Institute (ALI), the nation’s oldest and most respected law reform organization, will meet in Washington on May 22-24 to approve a revision of the sentencing articles of the Model Penal Code, the first such revision in 60 years. The revised MPC: Sentencing includes an ambitious and comprehensive scheme for managing and limiting collateral consequences. The American Law Institute is meeting this...

50 State Comparison

Relief from Sex Offender Registration Obligation [caption id="attachment_442" align="alignleft" width="300"] Medieval Dungeons[/caption] Collateral Consequence Resource Center has published this state by state reference of Registered Citizens gaining relief from the registry. Please visit and support this great resource. Click image or here to go to Collateral Consequences site.

Help For Felons

Help For Felons Check out this sites many resources for ex-offenders negotiating the many perils of reentry into society. Resources For Felons Jobs Housing Reentry Loans Expungement Resources

Registered Citizen and Career

Reno Registered Citizens Seeking Work. Here are some links to sites that may be able to help you find a job. Integrity Staffing and search for "Felony Friendly Jobs" in your town. Express Employment Professionals 3973 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502 (775 Labor Max Staffing My Journey Home SK Food Group Please add comments if you know of more second chance employers. Also, if anyone is interested in starting...

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...

Conservatives Should Think Twice before Supporting Jeff Sessions

When President-elect Trump selected Alabama senator Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, many conservatives cheered. Immigration hardliners were thrilled to have one of their own in the position, while other conservatives saw Sessions as the type of dynamic presence needed to clean out the Stygian morass of President Obama’s Justice Department. “A sensible pick that promises to restore some integrity to a Justice Department tarnished by eight...

Ruling that allowed kids in sex offender’s home spurs lawmaker

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LINCOLN — Reactions ranged from bewilderment to outrage over a Nebraska Supreme Court decision earlier this year that allowed two girls to remain in the home of a felony sex offender.

And the decision set a clear precedent, said Brandon Brinegar, the Kearney lawyer who represented the biological father who had tried to remove the girls from the sex offender’s residence. Brinegar said lawmakers would have to act to prevent similar rulings in the future.

That’s just what a state senator from Omaha intends to do in the upcoming session of the Legislature.

“I wouldn’t want my kids subjected to that environment,” State Sen. Brett Lindstrom said this week. “That just doesn’t sit well with me, and it just seems like it’s something we should do to protect kids.”

The senator has drafted a bill that could make it harder for a parent who wants to live with a convicted sex offender to maintain custody of his or her children.

The proposal is in response to an August ruling by the state’s high court that left the two girls in the home of their stepfather, even though he had served a prison term for sexually assaulting a different 15-year-old stepdaughter from a previous marriage. The court ruled against the biological father, who had attempted to remove the girls from the living situation in a small community in south-central Nebraska.

The current law presumes a child is at risk when a felony sex offender occupies the same residence. But it also allows the parent who chooses to live with a sex offender to present evidence that mitigates the risk.

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Nevada court ruling gives state authorities trouble with tracking sex offenders

RENO, Nev. (News 4) — The state is having a hard time keeping track of its most heinous sex offenders because of a new Nevada Supreme Court ruling. Parole and Probation tracks 6,000 sex offenders in the state, with 1,000 on lifetime supervision. Staff make sure they're registered as required by law -- they confirm their address and make sure the offenders have no contact with their victims. http://mynews4.com/on-your-side/nevada-court-ruling-gives-state-authorities-trouble-with-tracking-sex-offenders

Sex Offender Research Information Center

[caption id="attachment_429" align="alignleft" width="198"] How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us[/caption] My name is Emily Horowitz, and here is my personal website. I am a sociologist, and the author of Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us (Praeger, 2015). I’m interested in promoting research to promote rational and reasonable approaches to laws that pertain to sex offenses. In particular, my work analyzes the way that panic,...

Court says secretly filming nude young girls in bathroom isn’t child porn

The Tennessee Supreme Court is vacating the child-porn production conviction of a Knoxville man, named Thomas Whited, who secretly filmed his 12-year-old daughter—and 14-year-old friend—showering, going to the bathroom, and undressing. Although the father recorded the bathroom for two months for sexual reasons, the high court vacated his 22-year sentence because what he filmed did not amount to pornography. The girls were not having sex, the high court...

A setback for First Amendment protection for anonymous speech

Continuing the one-step-forward, one-step-backward pattern that has characterized the cases examining the constitutionality of state sex offender registry statutes, the Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the provisions of the Illinois sex offender statute compelling disclosure of all “Internet identifiers” just a few weeks after the district court in Florida struck down, on First Amendment grounds, a virtually identical provision in the Florida statute. Here’s the background: Mark Minnis...

Legislative Advocate Training in Las Vegas

Training Workshop - Friday, October 21, 5-8pm FCNL - Friends Committee on National Legislation FCNL is holding a workshop to train and organize anyone who wants to be legislative advocates. Where: Conference room of Friend Richard 801 S. Rancho, Suite E. Las Vegas, NV 89106 Contact: Maiya Zwerling, FCNL Advocacy Team Trainer - Maiya@fcnl.org Who is FCNL? Read about Friends Committee on National Legislation here: - A Quaker...

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