How honest should a sheriff be?

Updated 11/15 By Sandy . . . To what standard of honest and ethical behavior should a law enforcement officer be held? A recent experience involving the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Dept. in Georgia and Sheriff Darren Mitchum has reinforced to me the importance of this question. Sheriff Mitchum saw fit to do a bit of bragging about his department’s efforts in…

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NARSOL to WV: “You have been warned”

By Sandy . . . The primary message of NARSOL’s Halloween Marathon and the press release sent before the Marathon is spelled out explicitly in the last paragraph: “We are putting them [law enforcement] all on notice. They will be challenged every time they start threatening the constitutional rights of registered citizens. These types of illegal impositions on registered people…

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NARSOL in Atlanta at ATSA’s 38th conference

By Sandy . . . Three of our dedicated volunteers are representing NARSOL at the ATSA conference in Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend. Richard, Michael, and Brendan are talking and connecting, and they and NARSOL’s message are being well received. They have talked with people from almost every state, as well as with representatives of other organizations who have expressed interest in forming…

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If it saves one child

Originally published at corrections.com July 2, 2012  By “Shelly Stow” . . . It would be difficult today to find a person who had no idea what the sex offender registry is. It would be equally difficult to find someone with only a passing interest who didn’t feel that it is a good thing to have. It started in most…

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Let’s save more than one child

By Sandy Rozek . . . Across America this Halloween, and in the weeks preceding it, massive campaigns were underway to protect children from persons on sexual offense registries. Efforts ranged from “house arrest” jail detention for those on parole or probation during trick-or-treat hours to signs placed in yards and on homes and maps printed with dots showing where…

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Vicious new scam targeting those on the sexual offense registry

By Sandy . . . We have received word today that the scam targeting and extorting persons on sexual offense registries has morphed into something even more vile and horrible than the telephone scams in the form of extortion letters sent to the addresses that appear on the public registry. Mary Sue of Texas Voices sent out a warning today and…

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Don’t want people to act like monsters? Then don’t call them monsters

Originally published July 16, 2016, at With Justice for All By “Shelly Stow” . . . If things really come in threes, then I have a monster story yet to come my way. The first one was when an editor wrote a “Pokemon warning” to his readers and chose to call registrants living in the area “the real monsters.” I took exception to…

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Louisiana Christmas not so jolly for parents on the registry

Originally published November 13, 2012, at houmatoday.com By Sandy . . . Sex offenders are a topic guaranteed to push the limits of any discussion. The range of those limits tops out with feelings, usually worded with as many expletives as possible, that anyone who is on a sex offender registry should be taken out and shot. The fact that…

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NARSOL quoted extensively in Cincinnati Enquirer Halloween piece

By Sandy . . . This time of the year presents many opportunities for advocates to educate the public about facts pertaining to any connection between those on the registry, children, and Halloween. And actually there is only one fact: there is no connection. It is a totally made up issue. As NARSOL’s communications director, I am often the first…

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All rational minds reject the “sex offender-Halloween” connection

By Sandy . . . We are at an interesting crossroads in regard to the craze that started sweeping the country around 2008 (see http://with-justiceforall.blogspot.com/2014/11/sex-offenders-and-halloween-will-it.html). As with almost everything I write, I wake up around 5:30 or 6 with the opening text, or the heading, or a few times the ending, being written in my head. This morning it was…

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