Abusing his authority, NC Sheriff goes “above and beyond” what the law allows

By Robin Vander Wall . . . In June, 2017, a registered sex offender in Halifax County was visited by the sheriff’s office for his biannual verification check. Eight days later, and after successful verification of his address, the same registered sex offender was charged with kidnapping and attempting to rape a 1-year-old child.

So much for the usefulness of verification checks, right?

Predictably enough, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison doesn’t see it that way. In a July interview with CBS17, and in response to the incident in Halifax County, Sheriff Harrison announced that his office intended to perform verification checks at least six-times-a-year, and possibly more.

The Wake County Sheriff Department’s website states that “[b]y going above and beyond what the law requires, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office wants to use every means possible to better protect and serve the citizens of Wake County.”

But Sheriff Harrison isn’t merely going “above and beyond the law,” he’s deliberately operating outside the law and in flagrant violation of what NCGS 14-208.9A lawfully allows.

In North Carolina, registered citizens are notified by certified mail about their registration obligation every six months. If a registered citizen fails to verify his address by visiting the sheriff’s office within three days of receiving his notification, he is subject to arrest.

On paper, this is a sensible process for verifying the current address of a registered citizen because it minimizes the intrusion of law enforcement officers into the lives of people who are already subjected to an overwhelmingly invasive sex offender registration scheme exposing them to public ridicule and harassment 24-hours-a-day.

However, NCGS 14-208.9A also provides local sheriff departments the needed flexibility to physically investigate the “address last registered by [an] offender” in the event that the state’s prescribed mechanism for address verification is frustrated (owing to a registered citizen’s failure to respond to a rather expensive notification process).

But Sheriff Harrison is going well beyond the legislative intent and has decided to use sub-section (b) as a means to render virtually all of subsection (a) little more than a perfunctory inconvenience to citizens who will receive the exact same treatment by obeying the law as citizens who do not.

If Donnie’s deputies are going to violate the law and physically verify all the registered addresses in Wake County 6-times-a-year (by abusing the legislative intent for § 14-208.9A(b)), then why should my time be frittered away by following the law (§ 14-208.9A(a)), waiting for my official notification, and visiting the Sheriff’s office twice a year? What’s the point of it all?

No more onerous than the requirement to register one’s vehicle? I don’t think so! If I fail to register my vehicle, Donnie doesn’t send a deputy to my door in the first place.

I successfully performed my semi-annual duty to register on March 5. Ten days later, I left for a weekend of training in New York City from which I returned on Sunday, March 18. The next day, while walking back from my mailbox, I noticed a piece of trash at the edge of my lawn.

As I approached this piece of trash to retrieve it, I immediately noticed a sheriff’s badge printed on the letterhead. Two and two flashed in my head, and I was soon able to confirm that Investigator J. Moore (the Volksgemeinschaft never have first names, you know) had attempted to verify my home address on March 15, merely ten days AFTER I had done so myself!

That was a windy weekend in North Carolina and I doubt “J” Moore’s leaflet lasted too long nestled under the open ended arch of the storm door’s handle. But, I’m not entirely certain that he ever intended it to stay there for very long. In fact, I’m pretty confident that “J” Moore hoped in his joyful, little heart that the wind might somehow carry his missive throughout the entire neighborhood.

After all, printed on the back side of this screed of intimidation and inducement to fear was something for the neighbors to read. The good sheriff, in his devotion to service and duty to office, wants all his subjects to know that they, too, can be arrested and convicted of a felony offense for withholding or concealing information about a person required to register.

So much for the right to remain silent, huh? Oh, and by the way, the folks responsible for passing this law will soon be in television ads proclaiming their dedication to freedom and liberty and upholding the Constitutional rights of all American citizens. Don’t be fooled!

Even old Donnie (and he’s really starting to show his age at this point) will be on your ballot since it’s time for his re-election. My suspicion is that he’s going to run strong on a platform of making the public safe by hounding registered sex offenders AND their neighbors.

But here’s a few reasonable questions to ask: Is the public made safer when deputized officers are sidetracked with a duty to verify what’s already been verified? Is the public made safer when elected officials enforce laws that do not exist? Is the public made safer when neighbors are encouraged to rat on neighbors?

So much for the Golden Rule, huh?

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Robin Vander Wall

As vice chair of NARSOL, Robin is the managing editor of the Digest, director of development, and provides assistance to the webmaster in keeping our websites running smoothly. He also serves as founder and president of Vivante Espero, NARSOL's 501(c)(3) foundation and legal fund.

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    • #37587 Reply
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      TS

      Well written, Robin, and nicely put. Is it reasonable to hear Jackie Gleason speak as the Smokey in this scenario? 🙂 Asking for the Bandit and his 18 wheeled friends…

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        Hoi Polloi

        Wake County’s Donny Harrison is no different than Cumberland County’s (NC) Moose Butler and now Ennis Wright, who Butler appointed upon retirement last year. Cumberland County, NC is also quite overzealous in “Verifying The Already Verified” and is infamous for making up its own “laws” in an effort to intimidate RSOs in the county.

        Legal action should be mounted against these sheriff’s departments who are expanding the statutes past the scope of which they were originally intended. An example: the Cumberland County SOU claims that registered offender must “come to the office and obtain a ‘travel pass’ before leaving the state and any time he or she is outside the county for more than 3 days.” Gone unchallenged, these contrived “laws” will snowball into something that becomes the new normal.

        • #37760 Reply
          Robin Vander Wall
          Robin Vander Wall
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          Thanks Hoi Polloi. What you are saying about the situation in Cumberland County disturbs me quite a bit. The requirements you’re describing are certainly not legal unless they specifically concern registrants on probation (in which case, the probation department has the authority to stipulate reasonable requirements related to supervision…and there is little that can be done about that). However, if you have evidence that these requirements are being imposed on registered citizens who ARE NOT on probation, then we need to know about that. And we will take action against the sheriff. Please contact me at rwvnral@narsol.org if you have additional information.

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            Hoi Polloi

            This is happening to all RSOs here in Cumberland County, even those who have no probation, no treatment schedule, no parole (under the “old law”), no restitution, no case worker, no other restrictions or restraints other than the statutory requirements set forth by the state and federal governments to register and perform the semi-annual address verification.

            To be clear, a RSO living in Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA who is free and clear except for being listed on the sex offender registry is told by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department’s Sex Offender Unit, namely Sergeant Leatherwood, that he or she “must come to the sheriff’s department and obtain a ‘travel pass’ any time he or she leaves the state of North Carolina, or any time he or she is gone from Cumberland County for more than three (3) days.” That is a direct quote.

            To make matters even worse from a privacy standpoint, it’s the innocent families of RSO’s here in Cumberland County who are being intimidated and punished by Ennis Wright’s sheriff’s department and Sergeant David Leatherwood’s Sex Offender Unit. Bullying at the door, veiled threats by SOU deputies, leaflets left on the door, and big dramatic entrances into the yard with patrol cars when conducting the extra “address verification” visits.

            What is the North Carolina law, and how much of this is consistent with the statute and how much of it is truly enforceable? The sheriff’s department and SOU have our family terrified of what may come next, although we are all law abiding and pillars in the community.

            Where do we go for definitive help and the absolute, unfiltered truth?

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          Will_TN

          I am NOT a lawyer. However, public officials like a sheriff have what’s called qualified immunity. If I understand that correctly, that immunity only protects him (or her) when he (or she) is acting within the confines of the law. When a sheriff goes outside the boundaries of established legislation, they are not acting in good faith and their immunity does not apply in those situations. This needs to be taken to court. The offenders in these jurisdictions need to pool resources and file a class action lawsuit against these counties.

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      Hardie Johnson

      Oddly enough, a Wake County deputy did come by a few days ago and I had just been out walking the dog. He was there to check on me by mere seconds. The dog was going nuts, and the deputy didn’t even want me to open the door. I was at the downtown location back in December and I was surprised to see a deputy in March. Now I know why. Thanks for the heads up.

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        FRegistryTerrorists

        I think you should tell them to stay away from you. Where I live, I had an attorney mail the sheriff, the county attorney, and the county board a letter that stated that they were not welcome on my property and if they were on it, it would be considered trespassing. I don’t see them.

        I posted another, separate comment regarding your criminal sheriff.

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      NH Registrant

      Yeah. I’ll bet there are a BUNCH in his own department that he turns a blind eye to. So many abusers hide behind the badge or public office and get their behavior/crimes swept under the rug due to their connections. I know of MANY right in my own state (including my own town) who did committed sex assault against males and females of all ages and got it excused – even by our own female Attorney General at the time!

      Gotta love the blatant HYPOCRISY.

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        allie

        Boy you got that right. That happened in the to anyone township where I live. The cops wife was having sex with a fourteen year old boy. He knew about it and never sad a word to anyone about it because he didn’t want his wife to leave him. It all came to an end when she hired a hit man to kill him. That person she tried to hire turned her in. She got arrested and put in jail. Nothing happened to him even though he knew of her affair with a 14 year old. I guess he was above the law. I thought knowing that someone is having sex with a child has to be reported. Especially by a cop. Guess I thought wrong.

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        Hank

        I believe in Freudian terms what you are referring to is called reaction formation. Be very suspicious of those who fight the hardest against anything, they might be hiding a secret. I once read a story in a Los Angeles newspaper where a man in law enforcement had raped several women in the jail. The prosecutor refused to prosecute because, “police officers are too hard to convict.” Way to uphold the law. Just go for the easy targets, the people who cant’ afford to properly defend themselves. The easy target that build up your victory resume and make you look good and tough on crime. They don’t care about true justice or how many innocent lives they destroy.

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          NH Registrant

          I see a LOT of people here saying to not answer the door, etc. BE VERY CAREFUL!

          In my state of New Hampshire, if you’re on the registry and don’t submit to anything the cops tell you to do, then you are in ‘non-compliance’ status. They will level charges at you and you will sit in the county jail for months if you don’t have enough for bail. Then, you will be brought before the kangaroo district court. Then, you wait longer for your superior court case to come up – all while sitting in jail because you’re poor. That is why they only harass poor people. The state makes a ton of money fleecing ignorant taxpayers through making them afraid of their own shadows through the local news outlets who report sex crimes 5 out of 7 days a week in newspapers, on radio, and on TV. New Hampshire is just a couple steps less severe than Florida. If they had their way, they would be just like that draconian state!

          So, PLEASE, be VERY careful with how much you oppose them directly on your own when they come to do their ridiculous ‘residency check’. I’m lucky that the State Police here know it’s BS and they are very polite when they show up twice a year. I don’t give them a hard time. I just sign the paper and they go. They don’t harass me or be rude in any way. So, I treat them equally as polite. They don’t have a choice – at least in my area. The police have constantly complained about and asked for changes in the registry because it makes things more complicated for them and wastes their time. But, the legislator’s won’t budge because they have the public frightened out of their wits. For instance, a man had his children at a public park a few years back. He was doing the usual thing with his kids: swinging them around, tickling them, etc. So, someone else’s kid came over and wanted the same thing because it looked like fun. Not thinking, the Dad tickled them as well. The mother of the child looked on horrified and struck with fear! Did she go and talk to the man? No. She immediately took out her cell phone and called the police! The man was tackled in front of his kids and the kids were taken away roughly by DCF (our version of CPS). THAT is what happens here in my state! People have been made like frightened rodents where a possible “sex offense” is concerned. They’re paranoid and they IMMEDIATELY run to the cops when they suspect something!

          So, imagine trying to fight your case in court that you weren’t in ‘non-compliance’ in front of a jury of THOSE people! If you’re poor, they will threaten you with throwing the book at you unless you take a plea. They know you can’t afford a proper defense – no matter how innocent you are. Our court systems in this country are RIGGED against the poor. And the people running the prosecution divisions KNOW IT. So, be very careful playing with fire!

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            Tim D A Lawver

            Mr. NH,
            First, Demand you rights!
            Demand trial in reg violation cases.
            Why is it your aggression was OK before but not now?
            Is it because its COPS your faced with?
            Confront cops, look em right in the eye tell them to ask your attorney if they have questions.
            THE RIGHT TO BE SILENT IS ABSOLUTE!

            Unless you give it up.

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          Will_TN

          Oh yeah. Freudian reaction formation is real. I used to engage in it. I vociferously condemned the very offense I was committing.

    • #37633 Reply
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      Lovecraft

      We should all help them check on us by never answering the door. That way we can help maximize their verification effectiveness! I know the sarcasm is thick, but seriously NEVER answer the door especially if you are off probation, they certainly cant make you. Lets be honest, the only thing these home checks are good for is allowing LE to find any shred of evidence to arrest you again such as smoking weed, which I assume gives them probable cause if they smell it outside your door.

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        Facts should matter

        Also, be sure NOT to answer the phone because they WILL call if they can’t get anyone to the door.

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        FRegistryTerrorists

        You are absolutely correct. I posted more in a separate comment.

    • #37635 Reply
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      Kay

      These days, people are encouraged to rat out everybody, it doesn’t matter who they are or why, so that’s not new. What’s new is that people can be charged with a crime for not ratting. But better be careful it’s not a bigger rat that gets ratted on. Understand?

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      Wayne

      Good for you. The general consensus. Is there a rash of registered sex offenders committing offenses. I think your most fair minded people know who is who. They protect their family. Don’t stereo type, or incite people to be alarmed, while you at it don’t harass,or provoke people . Educate, your people

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      NH Registrant

      Well, what I complained about last year is STILL going on. And it will probably be going on for decades more. It’s the media’s morbid fascination with sex crimes – especially against children. I just stopped watching Daredevil on Netflix because, in both seasons, they had to put a sex-against-children angle to a story that made absolutely NO sense in the context of the show. It was just, as I said before, shoe-horned into the plot by lazy writing. I am just so sick of seeing this ruin most movies and TV shows I choose to watch. The minute they do this, I can sometimes excuse it once. I see it again, I stop watching. There’s no reason for it. It’s low-brow shock value and it gives ignorant people someone to get mad at and/or hate. It keeps that draconian legislation strong and keeps Sheriff’s like this guy in his job. People like him bank on ignorance in the general public. Shows like Daredevil and the constantly re-run Law & Order: SVU keep the public ignorant.

      We seriously need to GROW UP as a society and stop being afraid of each other.

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      James Coghill

      What you are describing is called in legal parlance “acting under the color of law”. An agent of the state which any law-enforcement officer or probation officer is, who operates under the color of law no longer has the law supporting their actions and in every instance is violating a persons constitutional rights. The problem is getting the courts to agree as the courts no longer support the United States Constitution. This loss of liberty is only going to result in one thing, another revolution and it’s going to take violence to get our rights back. This is not something I can be a part of. Consequently at my earliest opportunity I am leaving this country never to return. You put up with this enough and you begin to think that people don’t like it because you’re breathing their air. If that’s the way they feel, fine I’ll go breathe somebody else’s air.

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      Facts should matter

      There is no credible or objective basis for “compliance checks” as they have NEVER had any measurable effect on prevention. These compliance checks are just to cover THEIR butts! This is the ONLY purpose they serve.

      There’s nothing “proactive” about security theater! These home checks are TOO militant, adversarial, confrontational, intrusive and invasive. It’s bad enough our privacy and peace of mind are already blown to HELL!

      Further, lawmakers and LEOs are not honoring the memory of that Walsh or Kanka kid, and/or other child crime victims with registry requirements. The authorities and victim’s advocates need to give up that pipe dream right now.

      GD idiots.. all of them.

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      obvious answers

      Knock Knock
      Who is there?
      Wake county police.
      What do you want?
      We want to talk.
      How many of you are there?
      Two.
      Ok .. Talk to each other..

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      Mike

      I am classified now as a Recidivist here in NC, even though I was sentenced to register as a Sexual Offender and did so for seven years, then they changed my classification. Long story I won’t go into but nevertheless I now register in person 4 times a year, and am on the registry for life, until I can get the definition of “recidivist” changed, by the NC Legislature. I am presently working on that. I am visited in person at my house—maybe once a year if that ! Seems they know I am abiding by the law and not a threat, so they don’t waste their time. They have always been professional and courteous. almost to the point of apologetic for bothering me. But yes, it is still a hassle for sure, and in my opinion, a waste of our tax dollars.

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      Bill

      In Durham County, my residence was checked about once a month. In Brunswick County my residence is checked every month. In Durham County I was told that I had to complete a travel form anytime I left the County.
      Like all bureaucrats do over time I believe that County Sheriff’s Departments are attempting to expand their authority by creating rules based on the General Statute.
      I do not believe they have the authority to do so. The NC Administrative Procedures Act does not apply to local agency(s).
      § 150B-2. Definitions.
      As used in this Chapter,

      (1a) “Agency” means an agency or an officer in the executive branch of the government of this State and includes the Council of State, the Governor’s Office, a board, a commission, a department, a division, a council, and any other unit of government in the executive branch. A local unit of government is not an agency.

      Each and every time I have asked to see these “rules”, I have been told they are on a web site somewhere. I have never found them.

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      Joseph

      If I want a policeman at my door, I’ll call 911. That’s what I tell the investigators who come to check on me. This turns law enforcement on its head. In this country, first a crime is committed, then the police investigate to find who did it. But, when it comes to registered citizens, the investigators start with an imaginary crime and try to find someone who is committing that crime, failure to register. When those over-achievers come to my house, I ask them every time what is the crime that they are investigating, and they always tell me that there is no crime, that they’re here to verify my address. That’s when I advise them that they are trespassing on private property, and that if I need a policeman, I’ll call 911. Where I live here in Dekalb County Georgia, there’s is a whole unit of the sheriff’s department called SORT – Sexual Offender Registration and Tracking – that squanders tax money investigating imaginary crimes while real crimes like armed robberies, home invasions, burglaries, car jackings, etc. are happening as we speak, while this investigator is out knocking on the doors of law abiding citizens who just want to be left alone. There must be something we can do to keep these intruders off our property. A letter to the sheriff? An injunction? Citizen’s arrest? How about a civil action in superior court?

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      Wearethepeople

      In my neighborhood I got a note card in the mail of a crime watch org. site. Did I want to join? This was less then 3 months after my grandson came to live with me. I hope someday that we are able to change the laws. like if someone is doing well, that they can be taken off this horrible life sentence.

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      Philip Horner

      I live in Vermont where registration only requires a once a year written confirmation that the information provided the state is correct and an annual photograph taken by the state police. The Vermont registry provides a list to local law-enforcement every 90 days of those individuals within their jurisdiction who are registered. Three years ago our town hired a new chief of police from Florida. He began using the 90 day list to make police visits to all the registrants in town. I complained to the visiting officers on several occasions and asked them not to come to my house since it was not required by law, a request they ignored. Finally, about a year ago, I wrote a complaint to the Vermont attorney generals office and to the Vermont ACLU. The every 90 day visits have stopped. I realize that North Carolina is a long way from Vermont and that Vermont has a attorney general who believes in rehabilitation of offenders. However, my recommendation would be to try these two approaches before exploring other legal options.

      • #37762 Reply
        Robin Vander Wall
        Robin Vander Wall
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        Thanks, Philip. Good to hear from you! Hope you’re well. We are looking at our options. While I am not personally concerned as much by the visits (although they are clearly intrusive and intended to harass, in my estimation), what bothers me most is the presumption that I am supposed to do something to satisfy them if they happen to show up while I’m not home. I am already abiding by the requirements of the law. I have no duty to respond to law enforcement simply because they show up and leave some paper on my stoop. The next time that happens, I do not plan to call anyone. Instead, I will write a letter to the sheriff and copy it to the attorney general stipulating that I will not be calling anyone ever again. We are considering having our attorney write a cease and desist letter to the sheriff calling on him to stop these ridiculous and, I believe, unlawful visits.

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      FRegistryTerrorists

      So Donnie Harrison thinks a solution to prevent crime is to do much more of what was obviously proven to not work. Of course. That is how law enforcement “thinks”.

      They are either complete idiots or they think the people who pay them are.

      The SEX Offender Registries (SORs) are 100% unacceptable to any real American. People who support it are not Americans. They are harassing terrorists who should be treated as such at all times. They should never be left to their own devices, able to commit their crimes. Keep them in check.

      Any family that is listed on a SOR should never, ever allow law enforcement to get near them. Listed families should enclose their properties with walls or fences. Never allow law enforcement criminals in. If walls or fences are not practical, never answer your door. Never communicate with law enforcement beyond what is forced by “law”. Do not return their calls or do anything else.

      Also, every citizen should work every day to keep law enforcement as broke and dysfunctional as possible. It is well past time to end Nanny Big Government. Making a real impact is much easier than most people think.

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      misdemeanor offender

      Wake County SOR officers have visited my home every single month. When I am not at home, they leave various communication methods posted on the door visible for anyone to see. On one occasion there was a business card with the deputy’s business number and a note scribbled “sex offender verification.” Another was a large printed document on thermal paper in 18 point font reading “Sex Offender Verification. Please call this number, or you could be in violation and arrested.” Another was a carbon copy visit form used for welfare visits or home vacation checks.

      The issue is I respond to the bi-annually mandatory appearances. However lately the checks have been intrusive, overly harassing, and inconsistent in a manner of communication. The additional checks are nothing more than an attempt to construct an excuse of violation or non-compliance. These conditions are worse than parole because of the ambiguity of how the sex offender laws are interpreted. Moreover, SOR policies or laws increasingly change like the wind creating additional problems.

      The additional checks add nothing more to the safety of county residents. Instead, it is nothing more than political posturing to create an illusion of safety by the visibility of another nature. If deputies visited the home of a repeated drug dealer or person convicted of firearms violations they certainly would have harassment charged pressed against the sheriff’s department. Not sex offenders. The more this is allowed, the more mission creep of statutes, and reasonable protections wither away.

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      Jim

      Do yourself a favor and leave that backwoods state. I was there for about 2 weeks and it was one of those places that if you did something very small that puts you on the list, you are on for life. The sheriff in the county that I saw said “Welcome to the Bible Belt!” and I was put on their list for life and then I was like screw this! I just came from a state where I was a 15 yr. They were going to put me in jail for registering my son at school. My “offense” was against my now ex-wife. Her boyfriend, we were still married at the time which makes it worse, told her to go to the police because I pants’ed her and he didn’t like someone messing with his girl, even though she was still technically my wife. So I went to the brig, I was in the military and I got put on the list for this. I had a friend in NC give me a job as I was retiring and tried to see if I could get my life straightened out there. Nope!!! I was welcomed by their archaic laws and backwards thinking. My best advice for anyone in NC who has a chance to get out of that state, do it!! Move!! There are so many other places that aren’t as messed up as that place. And this article just goes to show the true colors of not living by the laws of the land and governance of God’s law of love thy neighbor and turn the other cheek and forgive and forget. You can do all of this but not to an TSO in the backwards south!!!

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      Dr. Michael Christianson

      I remain committed to ending the draconian laws that registered citizens are required to abide by. It is intolerable that the US accepts, without angry dissent, the REAL life child molesters – trusted adults that every day batter and physically abuse the children in their that would NEVER consent to such molestations. The child molesters in government office that refuse to give the working-class poor a living wage for their labor, thereby permitting millions of children to suffer hunger, disease, and bullying. Then their are the child molesters that lock our children up for life, using draconian sentences. Our government officials everyday molest American children without being held accountable. We should speak up and speak out – without shame.

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        Will_TN

        Dr. Christainson,

        These laws cannot effectively be fought in every state. Why? Well, some states like Tennessee have an ACLU that could care less about using a penny of their money to fight for “lost causes” like sex offender rights. They have actually said that they don’t take on sex offender issues because they’d always be on the losing end of the rulings. That’s a lie. The ACLU in other states has won important victories for the offenders they represent. Also, lawyers willing to work at this issue like Janice Bellucci are so rare. I haven’t found one yet!

        Our opinions don’t matter to legislators. They will view our input as “simply a disgruntled rapist or child molester who hates living with the consequences of their actions”. Many times our families are afraid to make waves because they fear retaliation against their registered loved one.

        So what can you do for offenders in states that don’t have a lawyer who is willing to DONATE their time to fight these laws and get them overturned or at least dialed back?

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      misdemeanor offender

      Another issue that should be addressed is on the NC Sex Offender Registry there is an area labeled “Last Address Verified.” Why aren’t those responsible for performing physical checks updating this vital information? If the Wake County Sheriff claims additional checks are warranted then why the lack of transparency and real information to the general public? Afterall the registry was supposedly created to be an informational tool to the public. Naturally, deputies such as Wake County Investigator J. Moore has a hidden agenda to increase violations and recidivism.

      Perhaps the Wake County Sheriffs department is “cooking the registry books” by keeping a physical checks file in the county office and the other to N.C. State Bureau of Invesigation registry.

      Lastly, if Wake County Investigator J. Moore or any SOR deputy performs a house visit, there is an additional issue of public safety. Deputy Moore and others appear in plain clothes driving unmarked vehicles. There is no identification other than “just performing a check” uttered. It is only a matter of time, especially in a culture of identity theft and impersonation, where SOR’s are harmed because of fraudulent checks by an impersonator or unidentifiable person. The sheriff’s department has created this issue and is ultimately responsible for the measures it implemented above and beyond the law.

      Now it the time to hold them accountable for its implemented actions and begin filing harassment complaints with internal affairs for each instance where a house visit is not recorded on the NC Sex Offender Registry. If we are accountable, let’s hold them accountable.

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      Anthony

      This is Big Brother at its worse with no remorse to their actions of shame. The NC Sheriff should be forced to retire based on his misuse and abuse of power and authority on Sex Offenders period.

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      Hank

      I am a registered citizen who lives in Santa Clarita California. I have a Masters degree but thanks to the sex offender list I am only able to get menial jobs, which has resulted in me living in my car. Last night the Gestapo (County Sheriff) woke me up in the middle of the night to “Make sure there is nothing funny going on.” What does that mean? The city would like everyone to believe Santa Clarita is a safe place to raise a family. However, that is not the reality. One only needs to check the local newspaper to read about the murders, robberies etc. But at least they know I’m quietly and innocently tucked in the backseat of my car.

      I obey the laws and do everything required of me. Because I am homeless I am required to register every four weeks. This means taking off one afternoon per month, I wonder if that is part of the reason for my pending lay-off.

      I’m not covering nay new ground here, every registered citizen knows how difficult it is just to survive. It is hard enough to sleep in a car in the street, I wish they would just leave me alone.

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      Saddles

      Now I’m going to sound off here a bit and a lot might like this and some might not. Robin presents a pretty good article. Course he is the only one that mentioned about going to church besides me. Sure church is important even with a faith of a mustard seed a lot of good things can come from that. A lot of these coments on here are people conplaining even myself I complain. I just wonder how many complain in Hell or are some of us living a hell on earth with this sex offender ordeal or even with the husband and wife circumstance.

      Do we all think about the people in jail or the one’s trying to get their lives together. Should we just listen to some arrogant sheriff saying we should monitor them sex times and even more a month. Why do you think they have chaperones that have to be approved to you to let one go to church if thats what one seeks. I wonder sometimes if we all walk alone with this sex offender ordeal. Is government evil, well it even tells you that in the bible. Does man want to control man, sure they do. Now the big question are we perfect or do we stumble.

      Sure everyone is mad upset about these sex ordeals but they all come in many different forms from the simple internet rouse to the actually physical encounters. Are a lot of them right, of course not. Hey I dont’ like it when my PO comes monthly. I dont’ even know what to say to him at times but I’m on guard as didn’t they lie to you at once. Doesn’t matter if its the PO as he is only bowing down to his bosses but he carried just as much clout if one wants to say that. So is all this a devilish game or should we look at all this as a temptation of Eve encounter.

      • #37740 Reply
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        misdemeanor offender

        One of the tools that law enforcement uses when describing any sex offender is the words, “sexually violent offense.” This resonates with any person as serious and to the highest degree of serious harm to an individual. However In North Carolina, a sexually violent offense could be misdemeanor sexual battery (simple touching through clothes), indecent exposure, attempted sexual offense, or consensual sex between minors to name just a few. The word violent is defined as “using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.” The issue remains that North Carolina labels most sexual offenses as minor, despite being misdemeanors or without any physical or ferocious harm. This is where North Carolina statutes create a mixed message or interpretation of violent crime. It does not educate the public. Instead, It provides a premise of fear and lump summing of offenders. This is why law enforcement leaders will continue to create an attitude and culture of trepidation and anxiety among its citizens.

        If any SOR wishes to attend church, go the mall, attend the state fair, buy a house, choose employment, seek shelter during a crisis, or attempt to obtain a professional license then that is what society deems as the model citizen or becoming a productive member of society. The outstanding issue is that none of those wishes are obtainable in North Carolina without a deputies approval. Deputies, not just the sheriff have differing interpretations of how the law is applied or scripted. In many cases, so-called victims provide false testimony or accusations which become criminal charges similar to the Duke Lacross case. However, a majority of the guilty didn’t have or could acquire legal assistance similar to the lacrosse team.

        It is not just an attitude of anger and disgust at system riddled with he said she said allegations. However, a system where the accused never can move forward and start fresh. Raising the bar all while lowering the opportunity itself is evil and is corrupt, spiteful, and vindictive. Once an individual has served a reasonable sentence or probation, then that individual should be allowed to assimilate into society equally. The current Scarlet Letter or perhaps religious insinuation of the ‘Mark of the Beast’ does not serve society well and will always be a recipe for recidivism. It is deputies and leaders that create a mode of behavior and outcomes based on its failed elucidation or clarification such as violent when none exists. It will always be up to SOR’s to seek definition without legal assistance or professional help. This is perhaps why churches are listed because we may find spiritual guidance and legal assistance.

        • #37761 Reply
          Robin Vander Wall
          Robin Vander Wall
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          @Misdemeanor offender. You are well spoken (written) and I appreciate the things you have to say very much. Since you are local to the area, I’m hoping that you have joined as a member of NCRSOL (https://ncrsol.org). If not, please join! We could use someone who is articulate and well spoken to write content for the ncrsol website. If you’re interested in something like that (your identity would not have to be known), please contact me at rwvnral@ncrsol.org or rwvnral@narsol.org.

          Thanks again for your comments!
          Robin

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          Will_TN

          I don’t know how to word this without sounding like I’m minimizing or rationalizing my offense. I am labeled as a violent sex offender. I befriended a young boy aged 5 or 6 and molested him back in 2002. I did not use threats of violence. I was very kind and gentle with the little boy. He was NEVER afraid of being around me; in fact, he was my shadow. What I did was deplorable because I took advantage of a little boy I knew didn’t have the nurturing relationships he craved. I was wrong and can never justify what I did, but it was NEVER violent in the traditional, common sense use of the term. I never yelled at him, threatened him, or raised a hand to him. My crime is “violent” because of the boy’s age and nothing more. I think only truly literally violent offenders should wear that label. Devious, sneaky, subversive, manipulative and morally depraved? Yes. Violent? No.

          • #37917 Reply
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            misdemeanor offender

            Will_TN,

            First, thank you for sharing your story. I can sense that it was perhaps difficult to share or write.

            I think all too many times we may view the lack of physical behavior such as leaving identifiable marks, bruises, cuts, or intimidating circumstances to substitute as a caring manner. The fact remains of the advantageous circumstance over a child that perhaps may or may not leave a mental impression on him. We are only bloggers here and not professional counselors and may have different stories or advocate for others. The message here begins with “what do I want to do differently today to advocate or allow others to advocate towards my success?” That initial step begins with surrendering and allowing a professional to help guide you in an honest approach and method.

            Second, I would suggest seeking you can spend time doing something productive like walking, exercise, volunteering cleaning at an animal shelter, planing a garden, or something to preoccupy your mind. Lastly, attempt with every strength to learn from your mistake and become the better person by moving forward. Stop attempting to dream about how to refix or amend the situation. It is in the past and the key is to move forward. Being labeled or identified by the courts is one thing. But attempting to rise above it takes a while to get used to where you reestablish your credibility. Trust me, it won’t happen overnight. It takes time. Don’t dwell on the words and labels. Try to be sanguine because every tomorrow is not reliving the past.

            Good luck!

    • #37781 Reply
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      a man without a country

      “above and beyond…” Actually, before I saw this the other day, I was thinking of something I thought many times over 15 years ago while on probation: If SOs are ALL so bad, why aren’t they all locked up FOR LIFE?

      Well, the answers are many. Alcatraz isn’t big enough, even for CA’s population of SOs. It’d also be prohibitively expensive. What are the latest estimates of the nationwide numbers on the roles? I seriously doubt the Pitchfork Brigade is even giving a thought to Constitutionality as a reason for not locking up every single SO. So what is the major reason? If indeed all SOs were incarcerated for life, there wouldn’t be any fear factor to milk on a regular basis! And thereby also obtain funds for specially marked vans and cars to go around doing these checks. Kind of the same thing as some police departments applying for and getting funds for armored personnel carriers.

      I’m having trouble finding the quote and who said it, but it was good: Even institutions founded with the best intentions for common good eventually wind up existing only for themselves. All this ruckus made by the Pitchfork Brigade does not equal what they are doing for window dressing (window shattering) and all ad and post hoc, too. Never a thing about digging deep for answers as to why many of these things happen in the first place. If the PB really wants to put a stop to ‘offenses,’ it should put more thought into preventing them.

      My mother died, I will always believe, as a result of the stress we went through, but she always said: “The death penalty will not put an end to this stuff.” I think she had a point.

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        misdemeanor offender

        A man without a country: I am sorry for the loss of your mother. She was correct to assess her death penalty phrase. My mother too experiences harassment by visiting deputies which causes her stress. Despite her age, she challenges deputies by closing the door on them immediately sending a signal of silence and proving that all citizens have the right to remain silent; even when they are not the primary target.

        As for above and beyond statements this provides an introduction to leadership skills and general criteria for others to immolate or implement. Notice how one sheriff followed another. It is only a matter of time before all counties will keep following the leader. But fast forward a few years, and the next words you will hear are, “we need more SOR funding to keep up with the demand.” It is here and now that citizens are under the impression there is federal funding for SOR requirements. Above and beyond is not federally funded. Deputies and Sherrif leaders provide its data rather than federal guideline data. Therefore, it will either be the people or SOR’s that will end up paying for pet-projects like this.

        Finally, law enforcement is a business and mental health agency. Its mere sustainability is to demonstrate how overcrowded, underfunded, and resource-stretched its organization is. The actuality and real data suggest that law enforcement creates above and beyond funding schemes, are not crowded, are mostly federally and locally funded and stretched because it fails to pay for its officers that seek either overtime or odd security jobs. Remember, it is a business; a very profitable business.

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      Tim D A Lawver

      TO ALL AMERICANS,

      What should bother you most is LEOs unconscionable use of databases to protect the political parties.

      All of the people can relate to that.

      You can fool some of the all of the time.
      You can fool all of the people sometimes.
      You CANNOT fool all of the people all of the time.
      A. Lincoln.

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      Dave

      I have had my apartment for 2 months now in Harrisburg Pa.
      I was posting on the Muniz forum here.

      I had a member of the Harrisburg Police come to my house with a “reporter” from the local news, saying they were doing compliance checks and they do them monthly.

      I opened the door before I knew who it was, and listened to his crap.
      I said “oh yea? Cool, fuck off”

      and slammed the door shut.

      In Pennsylvania the ONLY law enforcement official that has the right to question or request verification is Pennsylvania State Police AND they do NOT come to your house. You go to them.

      Any other LEA in Pennsylvania must use the Pa Megan’s Law website (Juts like regular public), and that’s directly from the Megan’s Law Supervisor Nicole at PSP Headquarters.

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      Facts should matter

      There’s absolutely NO sense of urgency or immediacy to “verify” an address with a physical visit from a LEO. Nothing critical, crucial or vital about it.

      They need to absolve themselves from feeling liable and responsible for our future behavior, actions and judgements.

      Megan’s Law is subjugation by association, not proactive prevention.

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      Saddles

      While I just got off the phone with the secretary of one of our congressmen in my state and she wanted to know about my call earlier and she said she would relay a message to him it was a bit shakey when I told he I wanted my congressman to address the sex offender issue. It as if her whole demeaner turned a whiter shade of pale. She started talking about vitcims and I said they was no real victim and she was a bit confused as just the word sex offender was bad enough.

      I mentioned to her I would send a letter explaining about a lot of this ordeal that is against biblical principals. A lot of this sexual issue is more of a spiritual nature via an internet device than anything else. Man seems to have their own device but the word of the Lord is a sharp and powerful. So we all need to address this to our congressman. Sure government is making these thing a business but public things are public safety not coning one up in these issues. if one pretends to be someone than that isn’t good or should God’s servants play the devil in these internet schemes bearing the sword of Justice is one thing but a lying tongue is another and wouldnt’ you all agree that the sword of the spirit is mighter.
      https://www.gotquestions.org/sword-of-the-Spirit.html

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      SW

      The town in which I grew up in and unfortunately still live sends their police to my house every 2-3 months. They’ve been doing this for more than 5 years, since having moved back to live with a parent. I feel your pain.

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      FRegistryTerrorists

      There are many, many great comments here. I just wanted to add a little bit.

      This article says that this sheriff is operating “above and beyond” the law. I prefer to say that he is operating “outside of the law” or even better is that “the sheriff is not capable of operating within the law”.

      I think it is very important that Registered Citizens (RCs) establish immediately that they expect law enforcement to actually follow the law. I think a great rule of thumb is to tell them that you will follow all laws, including of course giving them all of the information that is required, but that you do not have any intention of ever talking or otherwise interacting with them. You need to make it very clear that you think that they are criminals and that you do not want them near you.

      RCs should never, ever allow law enforcement onto their property. Do not answer your door, do not return their phone calls, do not worry about them.

      RCs definitely should read the laws of their state very carefully. I have not seen or heard of a state yet that has tried to mandate any types of “visitation” verification at a person’s home or place of employment. If there is no specific law, definitely do not allow it. Ever. If there is such a law, make them follow it exactly. And sue them.

      If there is a question about how a law might be interpreted, write a nice, factual letter to the people responsible for enforcing the law and their attorney (county and/or state). Every time I have done that, they have responded with how they understand the law. If they do not respond, get an attorney to send the letter. They will want to respond because if they don’t and you end up suing them, that would not look very good during the lawsuit. And if they were wrong, you very, very likely could collect costs and damages from them.

      Lastly – it really is very freeing if you simply let law enforcement know that you are complying with all laws but other than that, they should go F themselves. You can be nice about it or not. But tell them that you have no interest helping them in any way. The Registries demand that no one support law enforcement.

      • #37883 Reply
        Robin Vander Wall
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        Really appreciate your comments here. And I agree. Registered citizens should not feel obliged to do any more than the law requires. A registered citizen has no more duty than an unregistered citizen to ask “how high?” when a law enforcement officer says “Jump!” Or, in more reasonable terms, registered citizens have absolutely no duty to call an officer merely because he is asked to do so. In ANY jurisdiction where the law requires otherwise, get yourself an attorney and SUE! One has a right to remain silent. Period.

        The use of “above and beyond” is taken from the sheriff’s website, so I’m just quoting his own words back to him.

        • #37907 Reply
          Fred
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          The usual practice for compliance checks is they knock on the door, you answer and the first thing they ask is to see your ID. Once they see that, they usually leave without asking for further information. Are you saying a registrant can refuse to show their ID, and not even answer the door on a compliance check and still be within their rights?

          I was told some time ago by a registering officer at the state police barracks, that if a police officer asks a registrant for an Id and it either isn’t provided, or is invalid, that registrant can be charged with non-compliance. Was that information incorrect?

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            Robin Vander Wall
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            I don’t know the answer to that one. It’s state specific and there may well be some legal authority for it written into the registry statutes of Michigan. There is no such law here in North Carolina, however. And if it were a law, I’d suggest that it could be challenged. Obviously, the obligation to report is written into the law and folks are required to abide by it. But that requirement is triggered after initial registration by a sophisticated notification system. And the consequence for failing to comply with that process is what subjects a person to criminal liability. Failing to comply with requests from law enforcement officers does not.

            The “stop and identify” power that most people are probably thinking about when it comes to this issue is the legal authority of a police officer to require identification compliance whenever one is actually suspected of committing a crime. A compliance check should not presume that someone has committed a crime….or that the contact is a suspect of anything at all.

            More about the issue can be read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_and_identify_statutes (According to the chart, Michigan is not a “stop and identify” state)

          • #37915 Reply
            Fred
            Fred
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            It looks like they did include it.
            5. Offenders must maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license or personal identification card.
            http://www.icrimewatch.net/MI_PSOR_FAQ.htm#17

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            misdemeanor offender

            Sorry to chime in here on the discussion of ID, no federal requirement mandates any Ameican citizen to be in possession of an ID card. Sure, there are state requirements such as voting, but usually, there are voting cards provided at no cost to citizens in those affected states.

            Does the Michigan law imply that it will pay for a state ID card? Sounds like a challenge with a unique requirement for sex offenders as an additional ancillary cost in addition to reporting criteria. A simple mug shot comparison on a police vehicle computer should provide this simple information than an ID card? Just saying.

    • #37921 Reply
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      Saddles

      I just got a little e-mail from Brenda Jones. Sure I’m getting a ready to get my address a letter it to my congressman as guys a lot of these Sex Offenders things are not right. Sure I mentioned to her to let Robin gets some of what I wrote I”m sure I will have to condense my letter and things, but she gave me some tips, Letters gives hope to some. Sure everyone on here has their own idea’s about this sex offender registry and how they compound things for a lot of people.
      I been corresponding with a pastor in Flagstaff, AZ for about two years. A few weeks ago he tells me about a person that use to go to church there was caught up in a prostitution operation done via the internet. Sure a lot are duped in all this sex situation via good old internet. I just wonder who’s invading peoples thoughts by this computer thing. I guess police are not called “Flat Foots” anymore but it is still wrong.

      Anyway the pastor out in Flagstaff sends me his weekly sermon and althought we correspond now an than the message sounded good, even the verse quote,for an Easter servirce and its also a principle we can all use in many ways even with this ordeal some are going thru here’s the bible quite Theirs a way that seemeth right to man but the ends are the ways of death. Now isn’t a lot of this ordeal death sentence to some?

      Most All of these types of sex games are pre-planned via this internet ordeal. Sure man wants to do it their own way but that is wrong. Even when cops go above Christian teachings that is wrong and they know it. I’m sure we all have a conscience yet we are suppose to obey the law or should we all go back to dark days. We all need to address this problem to help others, Isn’t that what its all about.

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      Lovecraft

      One other thing regarding Sheriff Harrison. About a year ago, someone near and dear to me had to see a neurologist. This neurologist (as far as i know) only specializes in nerve conduction studies. While they were in the waiting room, lo and behold, Sheriff Harrison was also in there waiting to see the same neurologist. At the time I didn’t think too much about it, but after the fiasco with the NS State Fair (Robin could explain better) and now these obsessive and excessive amounts of compliance checks along with his demeanor, it makes me wonder if he is competent enough to do his duties as sheriff.

      For those who don’t see what I am getting at, most people that have this kind of study or test done are experiencing at least some symptoms of a neuron degenerative disorder such as ALS, which unfortunately appears to be the issue with the person I know. I have learned much about symptoms involving neuro degenerative disorders and they are often accompanied by dementia and a condition known as the pseudobulbar affect that involves an outward expression of emotions that patients are not really feeling. He hasn’t appeared to look quite as healthy over the past year. I just wonder if he is dealing with some serious health issues that could affect his judgement and decision making.

      For the record the above is pure speculation and I certainly do not know for sure what he is dealing with. I have no malice toward him only concern about his ability to preform his duties to protect people living in Wake County. As citizens, we have a right to know about someone in public office, especially if it compromises that individual’s ability to preform his job.

      • #37960 Reply
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        misdemeanor offender

        Lovecraft – You introduce an interesting question about qualification and compromise. I would begin by asking an open question, “are you capable of doing any job?” A reason I begin with this is that there will remain tactics to discredit any individual if they are identified with any source of mental instability. There is a large vast of ill-informed citizens that assume any registered sex offender is not mentally capable or trusted enough to be hired. It may sound like apples to oranges, but the similarities are there.

        The best qualifier, especially on public duty, is an ability to listen and reason with all of its constituents. Will Sheriff Harrison or any elected sheriff deliver and advocate a decisive and reasonable role for registered offenders? Probably not. I would argue that perhaps the late Stephen Hawking, an individual with a neurodegenerative disorder, was more than capable of being our sheriff because he valued science, facts and careful research ahead of politics and mental impediment.

        Elected officials should be one that represents all people. Today politics appears more about Cambridge Analytica, social media misinformation, pop culture trends, and illfounded rhetoric. If we want to begin a conversation and advocacy agenda with Harrison, that conversation should begin with how to reduce and eliminate programs from law enforcement to reign in costs and provide a fair itinerary of public policy for all.

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          Lovecraft

          You definately have some good points especially with the Stephen Hawking reference. Its difficult to say who is more at risk for dementia-like symptoms, but as a general rule, it seems those who develop neurodegenerative disorders later in life have a much higher chance at developing those symptoms. Stephen Hawking was in his 20’s when he was diagnosed so he lived with the disease for 50 years. He was probably one of the most extraordinary human beings to ever have lived and certainly defied all expectations and we obviously know how brilliant he was.

          I understand what I posted may carry undertones that are similar to what we are dealing with as a group and are certainly trying to avoid, but it also doesnt mean it doesnt have any merit. I also did not mean anyone with a neurodegenerative disorder is incapable of holding public office or any job for that matter. Who knows maybe its some sort of nerve pain problem he is dealing with or maybe its something serious or nothing at all. What is clear to me right now is that not every citizen in Wake County matters to him.

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      Saddles

      In today society who endorsed same sex marriage, abortions, freedom of expression and yes we all should have freedom of speech among other or rights.Who endorsed these internet sex sting ordeals to snare others. Sure they will say its for public safety. I guess the killings at these schools were for public safety. Doesn’t really balance itself out does it. Yet we want to know where you are at all times for public safety reasons

      I just wonder if the govrernment today is being idiotic & a bit self righeous in some of these errors that Government makes all in the name of true justice. It seems the bible today is tossed out of any court today self-consciencioness is better than responsiblity. I guess government is not responsible for their actions since they hold true to their own constitution. I wonder if anyone judges a book by its cover today?
      Here’s a quote from John Adams our second president: Power always thinks that it is doing God’s service Power always thinks that it is doing God’s service. When it is violating all his laws. I hope you all can understand that we all have been suckered in by a lot of this unconstitutional ordeal.

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      john schultz

      Greetings, one and all, from the Great State of AZ. Another great article Robin, thank you. May I please take this moment and announce some Great News? Last week the State of AZ dismissed, with prejudice, the phoney fraudulent case they were prosecuting against me, two counts of failure to register. In AZ it is Strict Liability, and the typical sentence is a mandatory 5 to 7 in, plus lifetime supervision. The entire case was based on a single typo on one form, in which my updated address used the suffix “ST” for street, when it should gave been “DR” for drive. I am dual registered in Wisconsin, and they had the correct address, as was my license correct, just one piece of paper that i didnt even fill out myself. They prosecuted me! Out of prison and offense free for 8 years, original case was 1988! THEY TRIED TO PUT DOWN for the count for a TYPO! Rejoice with me my friends because it was like being born all over again, but please, please do not ever let yourself get lazy. They are after us, by god it is true. They only dropped this garbage case because of the miracle of being accurately registered jointly in Wisconsin. Had it not been for that, which the sleezebags didnt realize when they got the Grand Jury Indictment, Id be burned up. I am so overcome with fear that i dont know what to do or what kaw im breaking. Gotta get out of hear assp. Any suggestions? Thanks for reading this and thanks for everyones contributions. I love all you guys, john schultz

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        Robin Vander Wall
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        Great news, John. Very glad things worked out for you. Could have been a real mess, for sure. It’s further evidence to me that being placed on the registry might as well be the same as probation supervision.

      • #38023 Reply
        Fred
        Fred
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        They DO make very dangerous mistakes. Three months ago, I went in to report a new licence plate. The registering trooper asked me if I verified in September like I was supposed to. I said yes, and pointed out that she was the person who I saw then too. She said there was no record of it. I had to run home and get the papers from September out of my safe and bring them in. Once she saw those papers she was satisfied. If I didn’t have those papers, I would be facing four years in prison. For some reason their system didn’t update in September, or she “forgot” to save it. Never let your guard down, and save your papers.

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      Saddles

      That is great for this Easter time as yes as everyone should shout when true justice sees the errors of its ways. Sure my probation will be up in 4 yrs. and like my probation officer says it will be all over. Well nothing is over until its over when law enforcement wants to control the system. Even there is scandal in the Justice department today but they want to hush, hush up things.
      I have always asked my sister if I should put send my registration with my cats paw prints on them . That’s a greats relief for John. Good news is good for all in this situation of this sex offender dubious encounter or whatever you want to call it .Course these internet sex schemes are the bad ones as are some of the rest.

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      john schultz

      May I once again interrupt? I wish to apologize for the rudeness of my prior post, just jumping out there like that right in the middle of the conversation. Forgive me my lack of manners. I only did so because I thought my current struggles tied in nicely with the topic at hand. I honestly just wanted to let everybody know that AZ, especially Phoenix, is just as evil and vindictive and corrupt as some of the worst places. And that good fortune and perhaps a little help from Jesus Christ saved my life. Thanks be to God! And especially today, Dear Jesus my savior has risen from the dead! I am so humbled and broken, yet my soul is healthy and I am ready for whatever God’s plan requires. An earlier comment mentioned “surrender”, and that is so perfectly said. I am alone and afraid and broken, but somehow there is serenity. Im going to make breakfast and then go to Mass and rejoice in all the greatness of our Saviour. Pray, please pray for God to intervene and let our tormentors repent and see the pain and suffering these evil, hateful and ILLEGAL laws cause. It will happen. Have faith, God will not let this continue. Thanks everyone for the patience and kind words. js

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        misdemeanor offender

        John,

        You are in good company here. Venting frustration is the best cognitive release for all; especially when the law is being constructively applied to you leaving you at the mercy of primary rationale.

        As a fellow “Sun Devil” graduate I do thank you for sharing and hope to hear many good things from you in the future. Additionally, a hope you had a pleasant Easter weekend.

    • #38101 Reply
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      Saddles

      Actually while there are good comments on here both from dudes and some females or parents that want to help their son or daugter out and others that are caught up in the many different facets of this sex offender game, one has to wonder who’s the offender. Does government have a license to kill or snare, bait, trap or whaterver you’d like to call it? Tricky and maniuplation are just wrong.

      The saying pride goeth before the fall and I’m sure no one in government would admit their pride or even if they were a sinner. Government bleeds just like everybody else. Here we have Derek involved in his ordeal, myself involved in another, Maestro involved in another and there all different circumstances.

      Now protecting and serving are one thing but I can’t understand about this Delilah or jezebel ordeal thru a computer by those that should be following Jesus’s principals. The old law was sinful. When govenment starts coveting thy neighbor, which is what they are doing because man is tricked. Actually they are breaking down one’s free will and running roll over you. Narsol and other groups should take a good second look at all this as it is totally others. Keeping the peace is good but going above is blind justice having or their own justice.

      There have been comments on here also about this. So can we all say the law perverts justice in so many ways with these conspiricy traps and actually who gets harmed in some of these things.

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      john schultz

      Oh Im sorry, misdeam. offender, you are badly mistaken, I am most definitely not a “fellow Sundevil,” so sorry. I live here in AZ, but I’m a BADGER. Go BIG RED. And thanks for the warm sentiments. It was a wonderful Easter. js

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      john schultz

      Hello? Anybody out there? Ive been sending emails, no one replies. Has anyone seen or heard the big news? U.S. S.Ct. is going to hear a case re sorna, and it is bigtime. This is N.Gorsuch pet project, nondelegation case. Gentlemen, for god sakes inform yourselves and lets discuss it. U.S. v. Gundy

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      My conscience feels better no that I know that I no longer have to worry about my upcoming polygraph test and that I can try to understand my probation officer and that I had a talk with him last week about this and said its all about truth and than when I first got issued to him and his direct words to be was , I’m the man, well that sort didn’t suit me.
      Its like those that are under this sex registry need to be guarded 24 hours a day. Its bad enough that we are discriminated in a way and have a low esteem about this but we all have to be positive as we are only hurting ourselves.
      I would say one has to make the best out of every situation and look for positive change. This whole ordeal from listen to podcast of Andy and Larry and some of the comments from the NARSOL staff should be positive goals that we all shout adhere to help one understand a bit more about all this dilemma that we all face. I hope we’re all not scared of our own shadow as that would bring one down more. Sometimes we all think to much even myself and that’s counterproductive.

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