NARSOL’s Weekly Newsletter 2-29-2020

REMINDER: The next NARSOL in Action conference call is Monday, March 2nd, from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. EST. If you haven’t already, we ask that you signup here so that we know how many people will be listening in. We will be discussing what’s likely to happen next in three important cases pending in Michigan, Georgia and New Mexico. Read more about Monday’s NARSOL in…

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Survey of Veterans on the Registry

Emily Horowitz Ph.D is working with Shawn Rolfe, a doctoral candidate in criminal justice, on a study of veterans on the sex offender registry. For this study, they are requesting that veterans with sex offense convictions complete a short and confidential survey.  If you are interested in participating in this study, click the link below to get started. Link to…

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Halloween is behind us.

All – Halloween 2019 is behind us. Here are some stories that came out recently pointing out the irrational and completely false hysteria that surrounds Halloween and persons on the registry: “Yet sex crimes do not spike on Halloween, and “stranger danger” is a largely mythical threat. Almost all sex crimes committed by strangers on Halloween are committed by first…

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It’s why we have separation of powers.

After a former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor was released by Judge R. Michael Hutcheson on supersedeas bond, (allowing the defendant to be free while he appeals his case), Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood took it personally and sent some tweets critical of the judge and the defendant. Apparently it’s not the first time.Over the summer, Sheriff Chitwood criticized Circuit Judge…

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IL: Win – Federal Judge says internet case can proceed

A Federal Judge in the Northern District of Illinois has DENIED the IL Department of Correction’s Motion to Dismiss in a case challenging the DOC’s policy of restricting internet access to parolees. The plaintiffs, through their rock-star attorneys, Adele Nicholas and Mark Weinberg, are persons who are required to register as sex offenders who are challenging the IL DOC’s policy.…

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That has to be all

UPDATE: The school district has denied the details of the incident as reported in the article I linked and here. I am attempting to investigate further, but if I don’t get any further confirmation of the facts as they have been presented, I will remove the post. By Sandy . . . “That just has to be all.” One of…

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