NY: Despite Politicians’ Assurances, All Sex Offenders are Not Barred from New ‘Homeless Hotels’

[westsiderag.com – 7/29/20] Despite reassurances from politicians that there are no sex offenders at the three new homeless shelters on the Upper West Side, the city can’t bar all sex offenders from city shelters, according to Isaac McGinn, spokesperson for the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Only sex offenders deemed “residency restricted” can be banned […] [Read More]

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WI: A convicted sex offender has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Muskego’s rules that restrict where he can live

[amp.jsonline.com – 7/28/20] A convicted sex offender has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Muskego’s rules that restrict where he can live, or whether he can live in the city at all. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, Ronald E. Schroeder said the city’s ordinances violates his constitutional rights by preventing his move […] [Read More]

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CO: Audit Finds Deficiencies In How Colorado Sex Offender Management Board Carries Out Statutory Duties

[Press Release by the Colorado Office of the State Auditor – 7/28/20] Download PDFs of the reports from leg.colorado.gov/audits DENVER—The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has released its performance audit of the 25-member Sex Offender Management Board (Board) at the Department of Public Safety (Department). The Board is not meeting its statutory charge to […] [Read More]

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Feds kept quiet reports of ‘staff-on-child’ sex abuse at Miami-Dade detention center

At least four Central American immigrant children reported being sexually abused by staff members at the privately run Homestead detention center for unaccompanied minors, the Miami Herald reports. No one went to prison for these alleged crimes. No one was prosecuted. No victim, apparently, was given the opportunity to speak to an experienced investigator from Miami-Dade Police’s sexual-crimes team. The…

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FL: Shaming alert: Jackson County’s sex offender notification changes

[wjhg.com – 7/14/20] JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) – Effective immediately, all sex offenders moving into Jackson County will have their picture, address, offender status, and certain information regarding their crime(s) posted on the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Sexual predators moving into the area, as well as those relocating within the county, will […] [Read More]

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GA: Hundreds of Georgia sex offenders off ankle monitors as lawmakers seek legal fix

[tribuneledgernews.com – 7/11/20] A landmark court ruling has led to nearly half of Georgia’s most high-risk sex offenders being released from their ankle monitors over the past year, marking a legal quandary that state lawmakers fell short in addressing during the 2020 legislative session. State officials tasked with recommending how to monitor sex offenders in […] [Read More]

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Michigan Law Review: International Megan’s Law as Compelled Speech

When the IML was signed into law, a handful of observers saw it for what it was: bad policy. The sole representative to object to the passport identifier during congressional debate worried that the provision could lead to unintended consequences, including persecution and the risk of bodily harm. Others denounced the IML’s provision as “vindictive and petty”and “premised on a…

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