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March 3, 2019 at 9:30 am #52766
NARSOL Attorney Paul Dubbeling this week attended a symposium sponsored by the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which brought
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March 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm #52779
I would say residency restrictions work well in putting bars around residences where registrants may not live, or reside. To that end they indeed work to give the people “the safety they perceive” as needed .
March 4, 2019 at 2:31 am #52798
I listened to the podcast “In The Dark” which told the story of the Wetterlings. Patty Wetterling is an amazing woman. It’s hard to comprehend her depth of soul. She is trying to help people convicted of sex crimes instead of being vengeful- because she realizes support and re-integration are more effective than shaming and marginalization. I’m so grateful for her kindness and compassion.
March 4, 2019 at 1:33 pm #52818
This case just was decided by the appeals court today in Indiana. State of Indiana v. Douglas Kirby.
Looks like one Judge knows the constitution enough to know it is punishment and unconstitutional.
Too bad the other two are idiots!
March 5, 2019 at 6:53 am #52848
In the case of Indiana v. Douglas the judges ruled that he still has a course of action through which to challenge the prohibition against him entering school property. The ruling only said the challenge was configured wrong; not the underlying issue. He can still pursue this.
March 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm #52892
Kirby v. State, 95 N.E.3d 518, 519-20 (Ind. 2018). Our Supreme Court found
that, while Kirby could not raise his ex post facto claim in a post-conviction
proceeding, “he may have a vehicle for his claim” through a declaratory
judgment action. Id. at 521. Our Supreme Court’s opinion vacated this court’s
opinion on Kirby’s post-conviction proceeding.1
 On May 15, 2018, Kirby filed his declaratory judgment action.
This is that course of action and he lost in the court of appeals 2 to 1 hopefully it will go to the supreme court.
Here is the dissenting judge’s opinion:
While I understand the majority’s position regarding this factor, I find that to
suddenly deny Kirby the opportunity to attend his son’s activities—which he
could do while completing his punishment through probation—only because of
his prior conviction is excessive. As such, I am persuaded that this factor favors
treating the effects of the Statute as punitive as applied to Kirby.
 After considering each of the above-discussed factors, I would conclude, as did
the trial court, that the Statute is unconstitutional as applied to Kirby because it
amounts to retroactive punishment in violation of the ex post facto clause of the
Indiana Constitution. Therefore, I would affirm.
We need more Judges like this guy!
March 7, 2019 at 10:25 pm #53039
Even with people such as Patty Wetterling, mother of Jacob Wetterling, and renowned researcher Jill Levenson on “our” side (as well as at least 17 credible reports about the low recidivism rate), politicians still do not care…. they will propose and make laws to be re-elected. That is the problem. Period.
March 9, 2019 at 9:07 am #53083
Residencyt Restrictions Wise or unwise, I wonder who wants to be wise or clever as a fox. Would strip searches be wise or an invasion of privacy. How about body cavity searches. Sure Paul has his work cut out for him. We could all go on conspiricy theory’s of a lot of this sexual hijinks but I don’t want to be wise. Wisdom is a lot better for anyone
Now I’m sure we all with common sense have a restriction of look but no touch but when it comes to the police officer coming to one’s house monthly that can be a bit much and does not do anything to prevent. Call it a routine check up from the fuzz doctor. But remember if it saves lifes than its worth it just like these sex sting conspiricy encounters if you want to call it that.
While I don’t follow man’s understanding to much as man can and will dominate one if one lets them this sex offender stuff is a mind game and thats just what the dective told me in so many words when we chatted about this. So are police clever as a fox or just trying to rule others with this residency of being wise or unwise. I am glad that someone is speaking up about a lot of this reintergration into cociety. One has to laugh at the whole thing and kiss their money goodbye. So who con’s who in this wise and unwise thing or do we all assume the position of wisdom.
March 9, 2019 at 9:51 pm #53117
Residenstry restrictions are downright ridiculous. If I wanted to go to a school to abduct a child, which I would NEVER do, I could travel to any school or daycare in the country as long as I am allowed to have a driver’s license and a vehicle. And if I live within 1000 feet of a school which is roughly one fifth of a mile the only way they could stop me would be to break my legs. Makes no sense at all.
March 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm #53296
We must all come together or things will/are getting worse !!!
It is unconstitutional and a violation of Civil rights to impose restrictions, and do harm under the pretense, I feel, think or believe their is a threat !!!
We must stop this now !!!
We must make a stand before things go tool I far and its completely out of control and our hands….. !!! Just like Nazi Germany. …something’s don’t get better or go away by petitioning or proposing or being nice …or…or..or !!!
Let’s come together and storm the court’s and land and demand a halt to this madness! !!