Pennsylvania and SORNA: Take two

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    By Aaron J. Marcus . . . Two years ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shook up long-settled orthodoxy by ruling that the state’s sex offender registr
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    Timothy

    Re- winding back to a time before electronic domestic surveillance which was the hidden ” something else afoot” in the run up to bartello (Alaska v Doe) which weighed ” the people’s use of electronic database for surveillance ” first. It was decided in that case that men’s right to good accurate reputation and privacy was outweighed by the need for knowledge about convictions of our neighbors and the right to post as registries do.

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    TS

    Can anyone find the court docs to read for this case? If so, please advise.

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    Timothy

    Timothy

    The strength is in the ” testimony” that same testimony can be had in FTR situations too.

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    Scott

    Hello, I have been off of the registry since 2010. The bad news is we are still considered a liability in almost every aspect of life. Housing? lol nope. Work? If you cant do manuel work, it is almost impossible to find a job unless you have family members or possibly a friend to get you a job for that time you need a job. I had a 60,000+ a year job but now that family member retired and they got rid of me with in 30 days. Nobody wants to help it would be a liability for anybody to stick there neck out for you. Never ending punishment is what it is unfortunately.

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      Chuck

      Hang in there Scott. Don’t give up. . This way you have skills they want. I have found several landlords that do not care as long as you have the credit score to get approved. My advice is to be honest and direct. You don’t have to be a walking billboard for SORNA but be honest about it.

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    Bryanna

    I think megan law could use a reform for some state who make you register as a sex offender for public urination, teen sexting or consensual relations,or a prostitute being convicted the second time. SORNA is great for those severe convictions the world needs to get Megan’s law back to were it was put in place for the children of the worlds safety and that is it. When did it become more about the convicted shame with registration then the child life or long,long ,long road of internal destroyant. We need to pray for our children growing up in this government mess. Megan’s law is for the children put it back in place NARSOL you can do it I believe you can.

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    Michael

    Hello, my name is Michael and in July of 2015 I was Pennsylvania on one charge of invasion of privacy with no minors involved.
    In August of 2013 I was accused of using an old cell phone to “sneak a peek” at a girls behind in my bathroom at my home in Gilbertsville PA. My cousins were there that night and not even involved and pressed charges on me. My one cousin, had just become a deputy sheriff in the County Court house and her Boyfriend had just become a part time police officer. They used scare tactics to get me to confess to this crime and even frisked me days later illegally. They told me if I didn’t tell them what they wanted to hear and if I didn’t give them my cell phone, they would go to the police. I was later brought to the court in which my cousin works and was sentenced even though this should have been a conflict of interest. There were no minors involved and anyone who could have been considered a victim had recused themselves from the proceedings and did not want anything to do with it. There also was no evidence of any illegal activity on any of my devices that had been taken from me and my home. The only reason I got in any trouble was because I confessed to the police and to my cousins out of fear of getting in more severe trouble if I denied. We even had all of the official testing done by an expert in this field and he appeared in court stating that I do not meet the criteria for an SVP. The woman from SOAB never met with me and stated that I did in fact meet the criteria so they made me an SVP. This is unheard of for this type of crime. I knew that this all seemed very wrong and unjust. I have never broken the law before and worked for the township for 12 years. I went to college and had a respectable life at the time. After I was charged in 2013, I lost my home, job, car, pension, and promotion, insurance, and eventually became homeless sleeping in a field and can never be eligible to have a decent job again. I was given a life sentence for an M3 with no priors when technicalities, scare tactics, and conflicts of interest could have been applied. I was also give 7 years of probation as well. I cannot go on like this anymore and something needs to be done. My sentence is now an “illegal sentence”, so why cant I do anything about this? Megan’s Law has gone too far and is creating an entirely new decay of society. It is counter-productive and does not accomplish anything it has set out to. It is only permanently ruining lives in every aspect. I feel like a case like mine could be used as weight for Arron Marcus to drive his facts home to the judges.

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