Federal judge holds Colorado registry is punishment; violates Eighth Amendment

By Robin . . . In a far reaching opinion that is sure to send Colorado’s Attorney General scrambling to salvage that state’s registration and notification scheme, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Matsch (a Nixon appointee who presided over the trial of Oklahoma City bombing defendant Timothy McVeigh) has held the entire Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act (C.R.S. §§…

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Man kills former neighbor with ax after accusing him of sexual abuse: ‘I killed my pedophile’

A man allegedly murdered his former neighbor on Friday by chopping him up with an ax-like tool known as a splitting maul. Mitchell Edward Hoogenakker, 24, has been arrested for the death of 67-year-old John Gallagher. The murder marks the first homicide in Hopkins, Minnesota since 2009. The wife of the victim said her husband was dragged out of the…

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Jersey County, US Marshals, IL police waste thousands of dollars to find two SOs who failed to register

JERSEYVILLE — Two registered sex offenders have been arrested on charges of violating registry laws and another is facing drug charges after a compliance operation spearheaded by the Jersey County Sheriff’s Department. According to Sheriff John Wimmersberg, the U.S. Marshals Service and Illinois State Police assisted in the compliance check. “We … went around in teams and had home checks…

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A NARSOL book review

Roller Coaster to Hell and Back is the true story of Paul Hanley, who, after being sexually abused, turns against the world that betrayed him. Paul has not learned what love is. He is afraid of the truth. He trusts no one, including himself. Paul’s painful growth into a man is both disturbing and inspiring. His vivid, unforgettable experiences uncover the…

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Simple exposure brings lifetime of cruel and unusual treatment for disabled son, family

By Lenore Skenazy…. The woman who looked to be about 60 walked up to the podium and spoke in a quiet voice. She was at a St. Louis synagogue that was hosting an evening of presentations about the sex offender registry. I spoke, too. But this mom’s story has haunted me in the weeks since. I asked for a copy…

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