Blanket internet bans for registered sex offenders unconstitutional argues New York CLU

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      By Jane Wester . . . In a suit filed Thursday in the Eastern District of New York, advocates argued that blanket bans on internet access for registere
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      Perry

      I’m using the Internet right now, TO TRY AND FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO LIVE. I’m being Evicted from The Room I have been staying in above the Bar it’s located at, because I’m behind in Rent of $390.00 for February’s Rent. If I could at least get THAT, paid, I could hold out until My Early Retirement Benefits Checks begin coming in April 15th-18! No One of course, will help me. My Family’s Tapped Out. All other Agencies are Tapped Out too, insofar as I can tell. And Naturally, CORONAVIRUS ain’t making things easier!
      So, I’m about to get Evicted, and go out on The Streets and DIE!
      Once Again: THANKS A LOT PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. YOU GOT EXATLY WHAT YOU WANTED. SANCTIONED MURDER BY VIGILANTE/S, JAIL/PRISON INMATES, OR DISEASE CONGRATULATIONS.
      All of this of course, was made possible by The Legislature ENSURING EVERY S.O. HAS HIS/HER INFORMATION SPREAD OUT ALL OVER THE INTERNET. EVEN OTHER SITES CAN TAKE OUR INFORMATION AND, MAKE IT READ ANYWAY THEY WANT AND NOTHING HAPPENS TO THEM FOR IT!!

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      Shari

      In today’s day and age, I strongly believe it is unconstitutional to ban internet use regardless of the crime.
      There are monitored computers and smart phones that would allow individuals to be part of society.
      All things to be considered such as.. Looking up banking, getting emails to have written documents noted, keeping informed on specific topics where people get news and information on social media, filling out job applications , looking for housing, research topics, apps to make life easier ie (waze, be parked, venmo or zelle for transferring funds etc., home delivery ) being able to buy with amazon, or online shopping, making travel arrangements and on and on.

      It puts an individual at a disadvantage in today’s competitive and complex world. It is cruel and unfair punishment. It is a recipe for failure and contributes to feelings of isolation and loneliness . The internet is a tool and again can be monitored.

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      The Criminalized Man

      After reading some of the “Tales from the Registry”, I think the only reason they try to keep probationers offline is to keep them from learning how polygraphs work.

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      Saddles

      Call it a sham or scheme but their are valuable resources at many times one can get from internet use only thing is when government uses to overcome others.With these internet stings its not a pretty picture with lie’s and underhand methods and that crimilized man is a bit uncooth for any offical to do on another fellow man. It becomes more of a fued and government battle of an OK coral type if you would ask me.

      Sure this is a challenge we all face that get mixed up in this and I’m glad NARSOL and others are here.

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      Johnny

      Really this goes far beyond first amendment. It’s also 5th if they want ur email and social page and 4th for violating a search and knowing ur location with out a warrant. Facebook location updates. Due process for monitoring software -if u can even pay it!

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      Dustin

      Didn’t someone in Illinois win a similar claim a few weeks ago?

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      Maestro

      Shari,

      Keep in mind that if you’re on probation and they make you get a monitor on your computer- YOU have the lay for it. If you’re off probation, there’s no need to be monitored at all.

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      Maestro

      Typo noticed when I hit the submit button…

      You have to PAY for it. When I was on probation and they FORCED me to have a monitor installed on my laptop (otherwise I would not have been allowed to have a laptop), I had to pay $29.99 per month to be watched.

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      In regards to the use of social media by RSOs, I have been trying for the past month to establish why my Facebook account was disabled. I followed all of their instructions to try and recover it, but nothing happened. Until last night. I was doing some digging around on Facebook’s help pages and found an article asking FB, “How do I report an RSO?” Lo and behold, the very first sentence in FB’s response to this question was, “Registered sex offenders are not permitted to use Facebook.” Instead of coming out and just telling me that in my numerous emails to them, they simply chose to ignore me.

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      no

      just make a new one only instead of having your real location on it mark it in another state, and never post a photo of your self on it, also disable any and all location finding settings on fb only. that is what i did and im still fine

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