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February 27, 2020 at 4:46 pm #68792
Several NARSOL Affiliates, including: FAIR (Families Advocating Intelligent Registries), F.A.C. (Florida Action Committee), Illinois Voices, Oklahoma
[See the full post at: NARSOL Affiliates Join Sister Organizations in Amicus Brief]
February 28, 2020 at 6:23 am #68831
Tim in WI
Early in 1999 one judge did raise the commerce clause as a viable vehicle for challenges with respect to the practical implementation of SOR and interstate travel. The chilling effect of temporary disposition like visiting Disney land OR conference could trigger registration obligation was apparently an issue for lawyer advocacy.
Therefore any D.C. protests by registrants would have to include mass registration for temporary protestors. If MI is any example of government speed minus $dollars, the hypothetical protest could take years to accomplish anything. Maybe that explains the lack of confrontation of politicians by registrants themselves.
February 29, 2020 at 4:09 pm #68882
JB IN NY
My daughter was placed on the registry more than 7 years ago, ruining her promising career. She was 22 at the time, just receiving a BFA in Cartooning and Illustration. Moved to Fl. after graduation and before taking job at Nickelodeon, police came into her home, where she lived with her brother[her dad passed away 6 months earlier], and held them in the house alone for at least 12 hours asking questions.
She was arrested for Child Porn possession, reportedly on her laptop. Both kids knew nothing about this, but she was told that if she didn’t confess, both her and her brother wold go to jail. She confessed. Police said when questioning her that images showed 3 yr olds, but when asked her she said 9 was the youngest on video. tHEY SAID THERE WERE 15 IMAGES.It was Valentine’s day around 5am when they arrived.
My daughter went to one of THE most prestigious art schools in NY, and had US Copyright on her artwork[manga/anime]. Warrant said her father’s name, and he was deceased, but my son and she were still living in the home. When investigation began, she was in NY, still studying to graduate-not in fL.
Possibly her dad’s, or repairpersons at manufacturer, as her laptop was in Fl. being repaired.[she had sent it to him to get fxed] She had it at the time, and somehow there were images, i think, but wasn’t able to vconfirm or deny.
My oldest daughter, pilot in USAF found out before me, and rushed to get an atty to have her released[none of my children had EVER been in trouble of any kind, and they were all adults now. The atty hired was a white collar crime atty firm with no experience in this area. He offered absolutely no defense for my daughter, and when I finally made it to Fl., kids were all scared to death. He suggsted that police did everything right, no contest, not even to have forensic exam of their evidence.
Atty told my daughter to take a plea, and no jailtime, no thing but probation. She didn’t want to, but this was all he said to do. He never said registry. It wasn’t until the day of court sentencing did she find out that she would be placed on list, wear ankle monitor, etc…. All the while, she maintained her innocense but atty said plead guilty. Said judge was politically connected and trial jurors never rule favorably when they hear those infamous words of sex crime.
I wanted to change atty, couldn’t afford to do so, because well my oldest paid for this one without time to research a specialist in area. I say that he was derelict of duty, didn’t offer one piece of defense for her, no dispute or examinations of ‘fact’ of any kind, kids were terrified, my oldest in military an officer, who couldn’t be closely associated with issues of this nature, and so here we are-my feeling the need to contest this conviction and restore my name, my daughter almost giving up on her extreme talent and promising career, and working in a restaurant, wearing stigma of label and a felon.
Might be off topic, but seeking opinion, advice, referral sources, tips, anything to help me try to right a wrong against a beautiful black girl[though they look more white], when as I knew my exhusband, it could have come from anywhere, even accidental download. It’s happened to me. I pulled out all these defenses and more and that atty shot them all down, in favor of law enforcement.
February 29, 2020 at 4:09 pm #68883
JB IN NY
Possibly Freudian, but wrote ‘restore my name’, meant my daughter’s name, future, self-esteem and her life.
We are all college grads, myself[grad degree] and all 3 of my children have degrees, and this situation still bothers me greatly. There must be something that can be done, even at this time, from years ago.
February 29, 2020 at 9:25 pm #68898
I live in Mississippi and went through something similar. The attorney I hired kept telling me not to worry your innocent bit when it came time to actually fight he told me I had to change my plea to guilty. I spent 5 yrs in prison and a life sentence on the registry. I didnt get to finish college. I have talked to lawyers and politicians no one wanted to help or even listen to what happened.
March 1, 2020 at 4:24 am #68907
I’m sorry to hear about your daughter but unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done to my knowledge. My crime was a low level misdemeanor with no minors or physical contact. It was invasion of privacy and not usually a crime that puts people on the registry but I was put on it anyway. They even designated me an SVP which is the worst tier there is. Notifications go out to my neighbors with my info and picture and I have to register, do treatment, and do polygraphs for the rest of my life. There is also no other case like mine in all of PA, but I still can’t do anything about it. My sentence is actually considered an illegal sentence now too and I still can’t do anything about it. I had a great career, went to college and never broke the law before, but none of that matters, it’s purgatory and is just the world we live in. I too tight there had to be a way but I was wrong. I’m learning to live with it by handing a great support system and trying to feel normal day to day. I hope your daughter is able to adapt the best she can to this because it’s most likely not going away. I don’t mean to sound negative, but I’ve just learned much about this world over the years. Stay strong for her.
March 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm #68953
Can someone explain what this means exactly?
March 2, 2020 at 11:19 pm #68983
/this is going to be a long, hard fight. Everybody knows this, especially The U.S. District Attorneys that fight to keep these laws as they are currently written. We have to remember, that as long as CONGRESS DOES NOTHING, NOTHING WILL CHANGE! Congress has to be the one to literally Re-Write the whole entire thing or throw it all out altogether. Until they do-and we know they won’t-We’re going to have The Fight Of Our Lives!
Now, If enough people VOTE, come Mid-Term elections again, and enough Candidates THAT CERTAINLY WILL STAND UP TO THESE LAWS COME OUT AND RUN, Naturally People-Myself Included if possible-WILL VOTE FOR THEM! All they gotta do is follow through on the Promises they will have made beforehand while they Campaigned! If they don’t, then They Lied and were stuck with them until the next Mid-Terms!
Federal Judges by and Large, WON’T turn many of these unjust Laws around or throw them out, because they’ve got Political Aspirations their Damn Selves. THEY ALL WANT TO GET TO THE SUPREME COURT! Only Nine can sit on it. So what do you think they’re going to do?
I’m telling you all this: It’s going to be some kind of Revolution that will change things. Trust me when I say this again: When They Start ‘Purging’ Us-and The Time’s coming when they will-THEN THINGS WILL CHANGE BECAUSE TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE OF THEIR BULLSHIT!
And, The Government doesn’t want that kind of Image.
March 6, 2020 at 8:23 am #69163
Capt Charles Munsey Jr. USN Ret
My sex offense took place in Virginia. I moved to Florida to help out my parents and built my retirement home in Florida. I have had no…zero…sex offenses in Florida. The ‘victim’ and I have reconciled and live within miles of each other and see or talk with each other frequently. I am no longer on the Virginia registry. I was released from probation eleven years early. Yet, I am now on the Florida registry for whatever reason. It makes no sense to reasonable people who know me. It’s got to be that old driving factor…$$$.
March 6, 2020 at 11:11 am #69176
How will the laws be applied to other states if the Injunction is passed in Michigan? Or will others in other states be required to file their own class actions to enjoin them to Michigan?
March 29, 2020 at 3:35 pm #70249
I’m still wondering how any state gets authority to punish individuals for crimes committed in other states. Sooner or later (probably later), the US and state supreme courts will run out of ways to say the registry is not punishment. Shouldn’t it then follow that no state can register – or at least impose punitive obligations and restrictions – on those whose crime was committed in another state?