The women involved in sexual offense registry opposition: NARSOL, ACSOL, WAR, CAUTION CLICK

By Hallie Lieberman . . . Sandy Rozek is the polar opposite of what comes to mind when you hear the word activist. A 78-year-old great-grandmother and retired high school English teacher who lives in Houston, Rozek is not woke, doesn’t post on Twitter, and is involved in a movement you’ve probably never heard of. Rozek works with the National Association…

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THIS is why we so often can’t trust the media

By Sandy . . . Starting with the headline, “NC sex offender convicted of being at middle school shelter after Hurricane Florence,” almost every point made in the piece raises more questions. Hurricane Florence hit parts of North Carolina September 13, 2018, and severe storm conditions and flooding lasted for days, even weeks. According to the article, Jerry Faircloth, a…

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NARSOL, Vivante Espero directors gather for annual planning retreat

By Robin . . . The combined boards of NARSOL and Vivante Espero gathered together in Houston, Texas, for their fifth annual board retreat planning session January 10-12, 2020. Unlike the previous two retreats, which were dominated by exercises intended to increase organizational awareness and cohesiveness, the 2020 retreat was all about business and budgetary planning. All ten directors were…

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With our deep gratitude

Updated 12/20/19 By Sandy . . . For persons listed on a sexual offense registry, homelessness is sometimes a reality, and the uncertainty of finding emergency shelter or homeless facilities that welcome registrants is even more of a reality. I have for a week been identifying such places, and, even though I am sure there are more – many more, I…

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At it again in Aurora: residents on the registry given 30 days to leave their home

By Sandy . . . The threat was made in June, but a federal lawsuit in the works brought a halt to the forced eviction of 20 men on the Illinois sexual offense registry. Now those same men less one, several of whom are also employees of Wayside Cross, have been served papers stating that they have until January 15…

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Is refusing registered former sexual offenders shelter and support our best choice?

Originally published at the Exponent Telegram. Except for a limited local area, it is behind a paywall. By Sandy . . . Gary Keith, city councilman and real estate agent of Clarksburg, West Virginia, has propelled himself into the spotlight by protesting against the policy of the Clarksburg Mission to extend their services to those in need indiscriminately, specifically to…

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LJC to New Mexico sheriffs: No, you can’t do that

Updated 11/26 By Sandy . . . Liberty and Justice Coalition, NARSOL’s affiliate organization in New Mexico, is blanketing the state by sending a “cease and desist” letter to the sheriffs’ offices in all 33 counties in New Mexico. The letter is a legal document, written by LJC’s staff attorney Ashley Reymore-Cloud. It enumerates four ways in which many New…

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The bad, the worse, and the despicable

11/21 UPDATE: They now have an addendum at the beginning of the story. This is a step in the right direction, but it still contains misleading and irrelevant material, which I wrote to Ms. Umphress at Amberly Place yesterday and will write Ms. Day and her news editor about. This is what they put. What they wrote is in bold…

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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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