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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State must provide due process, says NARSOL’S N.M affiliate LJC

By Robert Nott . . . The question of whether sex offenders must register in New Mexico for crimes they committed in other states is making its way through the courts again. Eight plaintiffs, each listed as “John Doe,” have filed a petition in U.S. District Court in New Mexico, alleging the state Department of Public Safety and five county…

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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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THANK YOU from NARSOL

This is a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the Halloween Marathon a huge success. Putting this event together requires an enormous amount of time and coordination behind the scenes, and those hidden people deserve recognition. Since this was a joint production of NARSOL and ACSOL, we wish to extend a special thanks to both boards for their…

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