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RSOL seeks help finding victim of Halloween myth

National RSOL, an organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the civil rights of registered sex offenders, is challenging the nation’s media to find JUST ONE case of predation by a registered sex offender against a trick-or-treating minor. Just one. Ever. Now that it’s Halloween, articles are doubling and tripling and quadrupling the predictable warning about the dangers trick-or-treating children face…

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“Egregious and outrageous” declares RSOL’s Vanderwall of new state fair ban

By CBS North Carolina . . . RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) —The North Carolina chapter of Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL) is speaking out against the new law banning registered sex offenders from attending the North Carolina State Fair. The State Fair is now underway and will run through Oct. 23. The group said in a press release that “For the…

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Vanderwall puts state on notice over new sex offender laws

By Rex Hodge . . . A new sex offender ban is now in effect in North Carolina. The new law bans offenders whose victims were under 18, or anyone legally deemed a threat to children, from many places kids may gather. It replaces a previous law a judge deemed too vague in 2009. Haywood County leaders say the new…

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West Virginia mayor hosts RSOL on talk show

By Sandy….. West Virginia lawmakers, upon discovering that a young man working as a legislative intern was on the sex offender registry, promptly fired him and are now revising the hiring process to prevent a registrant from being hired in the future. His crime was possession and distribution of child pornography. He was sentenced and satisfied his sentence, including his…

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RSOL prepared to challenge law adding “unique identifiers” to American citizens’ passports

Albuquerque, N.M.— Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. is disappointed that the U.S.House of Representatives ​concurred with HR 515​ as amended by the Senate on February 1​. HR 515 will require, for the first time in the history of the United States, the addition of “unique ​identifiers” to the passports of American citizens. ​ ​​The U.S. Senate added the historic requirement as aFloor Amendmentoffered by Senator Mitch McConnell on December…

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RSOL, RTAG in Washington to dialogue with legislators, staffers, journalists about International Megan’s Law

Brenda Jones, ED of National RSOL, and Paul Rigney, director of Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG), are in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with legislative staffers and others to present our joint position on the passage of IML. Our focus will be making our opposition clear on the basis of certain constitutional rights. The legislation violates the 14th amendment…

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RSOL Chair to Mass lawmakers: registration is government-sanctioned prejudice, segregation of citizens

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service . . . A host of bills dealing with sex offender registration encountered pushback Tuesday from advocates and offenders who urged lawmakers to consider whether the measures were meant to prevent recidivism or to serve as additional punishments. Legislation now before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary includes measures that would establish restrictions…

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End Halloween sex offender hoax that wastes millions

RSOL PRESS RELEASE…. Cambridge, Mass.—RSOL, Inc., a civil rights organization that advocates for evidence-based laws and the civil rights of law-abiding, registered citizens, calls for law enforcement entities to end the huge expenditure of tax dollars which are needlessly squandered each Halloween on a problem that experts in the field insist simply does not exist.[1] This year, a letter will…

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RSOL demands repeal of Rhode Island residency restrictions; Supports lawsuit prohibiting enforcement

Cambridge, MA—RSOL, Inc.—a leading civil rights group advocating on behalf of registered citizens and their families—called today for the immediate repeal of Rhode Island’s newest law designed to segregate registrants, deprive them of their homes and property, and further erode the constitutional rights of American citizens.   read full release

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RSOL on National Public Radio—Diane Rehm Show

July 7, 2015—The topic was Sex Offender Registries And Calls For Reform. The guests were Abbe Smith, professor of law and co-director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship program at Georgetown University, and author of “Case of a Lifetime”; Jill Levenson, associate professor, social work, Barry University, and clinical social worker; Brenda V Jones, executive director, Reform Sex Offender Laws,…

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