Ohio RSOL, NARSOL advocate challenges sex offender residency restrictions expansion

By Beth Mlady . . . Advocate Barbara Wright opposes Brook Park City Council’s intention to further limit where registered offenders can live. The Brook Park ordinance under consideration adds parks to vicinity restrictions and also prohibits two sex offenders from living together in the same residential dwelling. A member of advocacy groups Ohio Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL) and the National Association for Rational Sexual…

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A not-so-surprising consequence of sexual hysteria: presumed guilt

By Sandy and Robin . . .  Is Kavanaugh guilty of Ford’s accusations? Of Ramirez’s? Of Swetnick’s? We don’t know. Is Kavanaugh innocent? We don’t know. If he is guilty, is immaturity and high-school-boy-stupidity the best explanation and the assumption that he has grown up a given, or was and is something more sinister at play here? Is, as stated…

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Bitterness, hatred, and lifelong repercussions — is there a better way?

By Sandy . . . Messages of hate and revenge and eternal punishment for Brett Kavanaugh are filling the media outlets and creating excessive unrest in our country. I have just heard an audio of an interview on The Daily, a PBS podcast, titled, “A High School Assault.” It is brief, slightly over twenty minutes, and in it a very…

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Registry Matters Episode 43: The insider’s guide to judicial activism

Today’s episode informs about the procedure of a presidential nominee’s background check and who performs it. Questions that will be answered are what is the current state of the SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh, does he have the right to confront his accuser, and is he held to a higher standard? Also discussed will be: Autopsies done on prisoners reveal that about…

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Nebraska Supreme Court rules adjudicated juveniles must register

By Larry and King Alexander, Jr.* . . . This is a rather fascinating situation because it illustrates the federalism problem seen when two different courts, one federal and one state, interpret the same state statute and come to radically different conclusions. People often mistakenly believe that the federal court determination controls because federal courts are a higher authority than state…

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Warning: Integrity of judicial process at risk

This may also be seen at Criminal Legal News By Sandy Rozek . . . Testimony from individuals at a sentencing hearing has one primary purpose: to give the court additional information on which to base a sentencing decision. Victim impact statements focus on the harm done, while statements on behalf of the convicted are intended to paint as thorough a…

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NARSOL’S AR affiliate: “Limit registry access to LE”

By Amanda Claire Curcio . . . Arkansas has about 15,800 registered sex offenders — 526 offenders for every 100,000 residents — the second-highest total in the country based on population, recent national research shows. The manager of the state’s sex-offender registry says the numbers are misleading. “It’s not like we have 16,000 sex offenders roaming loose around Arkansas,” said…

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Registry Matters Episode 42 – What the world would be like if confrontation clauses didn’t exist

RM42 – What the World Would Be Like If Confrontation Clauses Didn’t Exist

This week brings us to Episode 42 of the podcast. We are deeply humbled receiving yet another patron, Tim! Thank you to all of our patrons for supporting the show. Does NARSOL get credit for the shelters being open during the hurricane in the Carolinas? Press release here: https://narsol.org/2018/09/narsol-to-north-carolina-open-emergency-shelters-to-all/ We delve into the week’s news and comments with both good…

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9/13/18: Deregistration, Can they do that?

NARSOL in Action

Our September program, like last month’s popular program, also dealt with deregistration petitions and included an hour of Can They Do That? A third hour dealing with the pros and cons of negotiated pleas was scheduled but was cancelled due to technical difficulties. Expect to see this topic on a future show. NARSOL was pleased to have two talented attorneys as…

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Still the question: Will sex offenders be allowed in emergency shelters in NC?

By Sandy . . . Multiple persons on the North Carolina sex offender registry were told that, if they needed to evacuate due to Hurricane Florence, they could not go to a shelter in a school or a church if it had a school or a daycare. Some were told they couldn’t go to any shelter that had children in…

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