*NEW UPDATES*–In the rain, in the cold, tent in woods still stands

NEW UPDATES in comments… We have lots of news and updates about “Jerry” and “Susi” and their struggle with the South Carolina residency restrictions laws. First, total transparency: Jerry and Susi are Steve and Lila, and we will be using their real names going forward. They have agreed to go public in order to bring attention to this situation which…

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7th Circuit: “Hartford City sex offender ordinance unconstitutionally vague”

First the 6th; then the 4th; now the 7th!… Source: http://bit.ly/2gYlcXy… A 2008 Hartford City ordinance that restricted registered sex offenders from entering or loitering within 300 feet of broadly defined “child safety zones” is unconstitutionally vague, a federal judge has ruled. Brian Valenti challenged a 2008 ordinance after he moved to the Blackford County community in 2014 with his wife…

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*Updates* — Registrant forced to tent in the woods

Several days ago we broke the story about a South Carolina registrant –we’re calling him Jerry — who is ill and requires 8 hours of oxygen therapy at night and 4 nebulizer treatments, 20 minutes each, during the day. Recently, some oxygen during the day has been added. Jerry and his wife (we’re calling her Susi) recently moved into a…

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Fourth Circuit to NC: Got some statistical evidence? Anything? Hello? You there?

By David Post . . . In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on Wednesday struck down [Doe v. Cooper — opinion posted here] as unconstitutional under the First Amendment yet another “unconstitutional monstrosity” perpetrated by the North Carolina legislature in its unceasing efforts to make life as miserable as humanly possible for previously…

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Breaking: Fourth Circuit holds NC premises statute unconstitutional

By Robin . . . In a broadly worded opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling previously holding most of North Carolina’s premises and proximity restrictions applied to registered sex offenders as unconstitutional. The Court of Appeals held subsection (2) of § 14-208.18 as unconstitutionally overboard and admonished the state for failing to…

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Feature Blog: A leper colony for one

Monday, 11/28, 4:15 p.m. This will be a different sort of blog post. There is an ongoing situation that exemplifies the destructiveness of the public sex offender registry. I will be posting additions to this as new developments occur. It started with a comment on a piece Lenore Skenazy – a wonderful lady! — wrote about an Alzheimer’s patient, also a…

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Restore sex offenders? No, policy makers prefer them dangerous

By Sandy… Published in the Washington Examiner 11/25/2016… Ten years ago, Jeffrey Roy shared a bottle of vodka and played video games with a fourteen-year-old girl in his basement. The two engaged in sexual activity. When her father’s concern for her whereabouts led him to the home, she told him and the police she had no memory of the incident.…

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Veteran fought for their rights, loses his

By Georgina Schaff… Published in the Argus Leader November 21, 2016… On the eve of Martin Luther King Day, I had the honor and privilege of spending the night with a medically discharged Vietnam vet and his wife residing in Arizona. I have never personally known a totally disabled vet, so this was to be a first experience and opportunity…

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International Travel-Rules of the Road

Janice Bellucci & Paul Rigney…. International travel for registered citizens and members of their families has changed significantly since the passage of the International Megan’s Law. This presentation at our 2016 Atlanta conference educated registered citizens and family members about current rules and regulations affecting their international travel. RSOL Conf 2016 International Travel-Rules of the Road

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