2019 NARSOL Halloween marathon and “cop-watch”

We are so excited! This year NARSOL and ACSOL are joining together for our now-traditional Halloween Radio Marathon. Beginning at 5 p.m. eastern time, the airwaves will be open for six continuous hours. Co-hosts Larry and Janice will keep the ball rolling. Attorneys will be on the show as well as some attorneys available for consultation in the various states.…

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NARSOL affiliate in New Mexico hires staff attorney

NARSOL’s New Mexico affiliate, Liberty and Justice Coalition, is the first of NARSOL’s state affiliates to hire its own attorney, Ms. Ashley Cloud, for the purpose of moving forward with litigation on behalf of those on New Mexico’s sexual offense registry. This is a bold step and one that, hopefully, will be a model for other organizations and for NARSOL…

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Press Release: Windsor Locks, CT repeals exclusion zones under threat of federal lawsuit

One Standard of Justice, New Canaan, CT . . . On March 27, 2018, Stamford attorney Audrey Felsen of Koffsky & Felsen filed suit in federal court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the town of Windsor Locks. The suit, on behalf of plaintiffs One Standard of Justice, Inc. and a Windsor Locks resident identified as John Doe, challenges the…

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Arkansas joins Halloween hysteria myths

Dealing with Halloween issues in January seems a bit bizarre, but when legislatures insist on pushing through bills based on sex offender/Halloween hysteria, it must be dealt with. That is what Arkansas is doing, and NARSOL and our Arkansas affiliate organization Time After Time want to know why. Sold as necessary to protect children, this bill prohibits a portion of…

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NARSOL to Sen. Cotton: Stop misdirection intended to derail First Step Act

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas is working hard to influence his fellow Republicans from supporting a bi-partisan prison reform initiative. He is dividing the Republican caucus, claiming that senators who are in support of the act will be helping sex offenders, a tactic known to kill an opponent’s political career. The First Step Act is criminal justice reform legislation supported by legislators…

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Cop-watch hotline part of NARSOL Halloween Marathon

Reports have come in from several different states that the required Halloween “round-up” of paroled and probationary registrants has an even more sinister twist. In addition to these exercises diverting attention and resources away from where children are at actual risk of harm — both for sexual abuse and for injury or death on Halloween — some jurisdictions are requiring…

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NARSOL to monitor Halloween hysteria

There are some indications that the facts about Halloween and registered sex offenders are being heard by some. The amount of fear-mongering, Halloween-hysteria media pieces is marginally less, but far too much still exists. Some of the situations are egregious, with registrants in one area being required to take off work if need be in order to be locked up…

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NARSOL to North Carolina: Open emergency shelters to ALL

A tragedy is playing out in North Carolina, a tragedy riding on the storm waves of Hurricane Florence predicted to make landfall along the coastline within a few days. Some areas have already been declared mandatory evacuation zones, and emergency shelters are being established as quickly as possible in what are deemed to be safe areas. The tragedy is that…

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NARSOL to sheriff: Stop the fear-mongering

As have done politicians before him, Sheriff Manny Gonzales of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, is using the tactic of creating fear in the public in his bid for reelection. He has created a campaign ad showing individuals on the New Mexico sexual offense registry who are allegedly out of compliance and cautioning the public to beware of these potentially armed and…

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NARSOL files amicus brief in Ninth Circuit case

By NARSOL Communications . . . Innocent until proven guilty is one of our most cherished constitutional protections. Laws in Arizona have demolished that protection for those accused of certain sexual crimes. A man with such a conviction, Stephen Edward May, brought a case against the state, and the conviction was overturned by a federal district court in Arizona. The…

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