North Carolina man arrested for attending county fair

By Matt . . . A Greenville man was arrested Monday, September 26th, by the Pitt County Sherriff’s Major Crimes Unit after they discovered he had visited the Pitt County American Legion Fair the previous Friday night for an hour and a half. He is a registrant, and the sheriff’s office asserts he should not have been there under North…

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The new SORNA: legislative authority or administrative fiat?

By David M . . . Are you old enough to remember the oil crisis of the 1970’s and the two decades of 55MPH driving which followed?  I am.  In the mid ’80’s singer Sammy Hagar had a hit song titled, “I Can’t Drive 55,” which appears to be his personal protest against the creation of the so-called “National Speed Limit.” “So-called”…

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New York man’s death investigated as a murder in New York psychiatric center

By Matt . . . A New York man who was a patient in the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center was found dead with injuries around his neck on the night of September 20. The 28-year-old man had been convicted in 2019 after being accused of a sex crime. He had finished his incarceration and was on supervised release. It is unclear…

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Of “sex offender” residence restrictions and other foolish things

By Sandy . . . How many times have we seen it happen. There have been too many to count, going back years, among them Connecticut, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and more recently Joliet, Illinois. Now there is Lakeside, California: “Neighbors angry to find five sex offenders secretly placed in their Lakeside neighborhood.” The plot is virtually always the same. People living…

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NARSOL honors Donald Surrett, Jr., a registrant and a hero

By Sandy . . . On August 28 a man went to an Oregon shopping center armed with an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun; more weapons and bombs were found in his automobile. Before he was stopped, he had wounded two and killed two. The first man killed was a customer in the Safeway store where the deranged killer opened…

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Having complete records facilitates making a compelling AWA immigration submission

By Allan Lolly . . . Success with US Immigration under the Adam Walsh Act requires a lot of effort to get things right. A first basic step in presenting a good case is having the correct and complete set of criminal and treatment records. Step 1: Pull Records Instructions to help you get started can be found here. This…

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PARSOL’s Analysis of Commonwealth v. Torsilieri

Pennsylvania Assc. for Rational Sexual Offense Laws . . . Here in Pennsylvania (PA), we have been given hope for significant improvement, possibly even abolishment, of SORNA. Judge Allison Bell Royer of Chester County has written an eloquent opinion on the June 2021 evidentiary hearing involving this case. This analysis summarizes all the key points; however, due to the importance, we…

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In Wisconsin: Important Seventh Circuit Decision on the Ex Post Facto Clause

By Adele Nicholas . . . We achieved a small but important victory in the Seventh Circuit this week. The Seventh Circuit found that a municipal ordinance enacted by the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin, that banned registrants from establishing a home in the Village is retroactive within the meaning of the ex post facto clause. The ruling opens an important avenue…

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Joliet, IL update; plan for “pocket park” moves forward

By Sandy . . . The Joliet, IL City Council met the evening of August 2. One of the agenda items was the purchase by the city of a property on N. Center Street, one block from the NewDay Apartments on Cora Street. This is the property that Joliet mayor Bob O’Dekirk has announced would be bought in order to erect…

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Joliet mayor Bob O’Dekirk, please do the right thing

Also published at the Joliet Patch Publication By Sandy . . . Much has been made recently of an apartment building in Joliet, Illinois, housing six individuals on the Illinois sex offense registry. Joliet’s mayor Bob O’Dekirk has consistently supported attempts to have the men removed. He has been very vocal about this. Frustrated by a federal ruling superseding the…

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