End Halloween sex offender hoax that wastes millions

RSOL PRESS RELEASE…. Cambridge, Mass.—RSOL, Inc., a civil rights organization that advocates for evidence-based laws and the civil rights of law-abiding, registered citizens, calls for law enforcement entities to end the huge expenditure of tax dollars which are needlessly squandered each Halloween on a problem that experts in the field insist simply does not exist.[1] This year, a letter will…

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When someone is down, do you kick them, look down on them, or help them up?

An RSOL guest post by Jackie…. People, being imperfect as they are, make mistakes, choose the wrong path, and commit crimes. Some who are sex offenders, as defined by being listed on a sex offender registry, have committed serious crimes that may warrant being monitored by law enforcement for a long time. Many, many more have not, and any prolonged…

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Trick or Treat?

By R. L. Morgan, Guest Blogger . . . Every year, while thousands of families will be enjoying bobbing for apples, wearing favorite costumes, and going door-to-door trick or treating, many of the 800,000 persons on the sex offender registry will be unable to participate in any type of Halloween activity. In most states, those who have been placed on…

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Boogie man is still out there!

By Sandy…. Byron Deweldon is not the poster boy for one-trial learning. He has several sexual assault convictions behind him and was civilly committed for eight years. But he was released from civil commitment last year. That means that he was found no longer to be at a dangerous risk of re-offending. He could live in the community, monitored, as…

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CA-RSOL challenges Halloween sign requirement for sex offenders

By Marty Graham [Reuters] . . . A paroled sex offender in Southern California sued the state’s Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on Thursday, arguing that rules imposed on sex offenders during Halloween trick or treating violate his constitutional rights. The complaint, which was filed in federal court and identifies the parolee only as John Doe from San Diego County,…

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From a registrant: “The choice is yours.”

A guest post by Roger…. Fellow registered citizens, I live in California. I never, ever wanted to take time to fight offender-hating bills. I thought others would do it. I rationalized that I wasn’t a great speaker. I thought that I couldn’t take time off from work to drive to the capitol and speak before public safety committees. However, after years…

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RSOL demands repeal of Rhode Island residency restrictions; Supports lawsuit prohibiting enforcement

Cambridge, MA—RSOL, Inc.—a leading civil rights group advocating on behalf of registered citizens and their families—called today for the immediate repeal of Rhode Island’s newest law designed to segregate registrants, deprive them of their homes and property, and further erode the constitutional rights of American citizens.   read full release

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We are NEVER safe–but we CAN control our destiny. A cautionary tale from Rhode Island

By Brenda Jones….. We at RSOL heard the news on Monday with a sinking despair that could only be topped by the desperation clearly felt by Rhode Island’s Level III registered citizens. In June of 2015, Rhode Island legislators passed a law that would restrict all Level III’s from living within 1000 feet of any school. That’s a 700-foot increase…

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A Travesty in Rhode Island

By Sandy…. October and cooler weather are upon us, and November will be here before we’ve unpacked all the winter clothes. November is Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving means Christmas is hasting on, and both Thanksgiving and Christmas mean home and family. This year, for some men in Rhode Island, Thanksgiving and Christmas won’t mean home because theirs are being taken away…

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