Snyder outcome beginning to show its effects in Michigan

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      Robin Vander Wall
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      By John Agar . . . Three Grand Rapids men on Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry have settled a federal lawsuit against the state over housing requiremen
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      Tim L

      Good to hear the plaintiffs were reimbursed for their court costs and attorneys fees. For me these types of “effects” are secondary to severe affirmative disability imposed on those as described in Packingham where in NC, 1000+ registrants were jailed for accessing Facebook.

      What happened to those people?
      Where they released?
      Where their convictions overturned?
      Did they get their attorneys fees reimbursed?
      If they were unconstitutionally jailed by a bad law; are they seeking damages?
      Will the county DAs be held accountable?

      Just wondering.

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      Darrel Hoffman

      It’s good that my State is finally answering for its crimes in passing these draconian laws. The legislature is trying to re-pass some of these and if Bill Schuette (God forbid) becomes our governor, it will be worse. NARSOL needs to be seriously involved with the committee hearings before this State passes even worse laws that will force us back in court. Please keep me informed when the Judicial Committee of the House start holding hearings on this. I would love the chance to testify in person against them.

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        Fred
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        A NARSOL affiliate and ACLU are working with Michigan’s Legislators to bring their law into compliance with the Snyder decision. If Michigan doesn’t want to be paying out a lot of $40,000 settlements, you can be sure they will cooperate and try to get the law revised as soon as possible.

        Send us an email by clicking the Contact Us link on the bottom of this page. We will put you in touch with our Michigan affiliate. He is always asking for people to testify.

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      Teddy West

      I am a sex offender that was sentenced in 2001 for Csc 3rd degree..I was forced to sign and comply with the 2006 and 2011 rules that were not in my sentence..I am willing to testify or sue the state of Michigan for wrongly forcing me into a sentence that was not part of my original sentence..thanks

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      Thank you Teddy. I am not comfortable posting your contact information on a public forum. So I deleted it. If you send us an email by clicking the link at the bottom of this page, we will put you in touch with the right people.

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      Jason

      I too would like to be added to the list as I have been forced to comply with requirements of the law that were not in my sentence. It has caused tremendous hardships for me over 10+ years.

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      William Thiry

      I was accused and juvenile delinquent of csc in 1993 and retroactively placed on the registry for life. I was 13 years old. I was charged with failure to register numerous times and convicted and imprisoned as an adult for this. This has ruined my life and I wrongfully have a warrant for my arrest in michigan as we speak. I live in texas. This has turned my life into a nightmare. I can’t afford a lawyer and I need help. Please!!!

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