NARSOL press release calls out NCMEC for false information

In its release against ALI, NCMEC not only makes false implications, they print actual lies. They imply that stranger danger is a serious threat to children, but they lie in saying that if there were no public sex offense registry, companies that hire people to work with youth would have no way of determining if a person had a sexual…

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NARSOL’s 2021 award winners and a big Thank You to conference attendees

Every year during our conference, NARSOL recognizes a few people who have made outstanding contributions to our cause throughout the year or for several years. We have been criticized for this practice, but we feel it is vital to publicly recognize those whose efforts and contributions have been so valuable to NARSOL and to the advocacy we represent, and to…

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Stellar presentation by Chicago 400 wraps up NARSOL’s 2021 conference

Laurie Jo Reynolds is an artist, policy advocate, and organizer who has spent two decades countering the demonization, warehousing, and social exclusion of people in the criminal legal system. Reynolds currently collaborates with the Chicago 400, formerly incarcerated people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment laws. They are leading an inspiring legislative and public education campaign—premised in…

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Day two of NARSOL’s 2021 conference features Dubbeling, Horowitz, Molnar

The second day of NARSOL’s 2021 Houston conference opened with attorney Paul Dubbeling. Mr. Dubbeling addressed the audience on the topic of affecting change using an integrated approach. The initial step, he stressed was education. This lays the groundwork and therefore can be considered the most important. Education, explained Paul, consists of three forms, and all must be utilized. Education…

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NARSOL conference kicks off with presentation from Jill Levenson

Oct. 8; By Sandy . . . NARSOL’S 2021 Houston conference opened its first day with a keynote address from Dr. Jill Levenson. Her presentation revolved around various ways to frame our message, ways that would be the most effective with different audiences. Using film clips from various media sources as well as answers to the questions she put to…

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Registry and other restrictions on “sex offenders” serve punitive, not safety, purpose

By Jacob Sullum . . .  The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear Louisiana’s appeal of a decision against its 2006 law requiring that people on the state’s sex offender registry carry IDs or driver’s licenses that say “SEX OFFENDER” in orange capital letters. A year ago, the Louisiana Supreme Court concluded that the requirement amounted to compelled speech and could not be justified by…

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SCOTUS won’t weigh in regarding defacement of Louisiana “sex offender” ID

By Ken Stickney . . . The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a Louisiana case that involved a man who defaced his state-issued identification badge by removing the designation “sex offender” from it. A petition to the high court from the Louisiana solicitor general for a writ of certiorari was denied, according to the court’s order list revealed…

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NARSOL in Action 9/30/2021 – Litigation Update: Audios available

NARSOL in Action

This two-hour NARSOL conference call  took place on September 30. We discussed NARSOL’s new relationship with Paul Dubbeling, an attorney based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who is now on retainer with NARSOL. He will be leading our reinvigorated Scarlet Legal Action Project (SLAP). Hour 1:  We had an introduction and overview of the Scarlet Legal Action Project and our…

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