By Sandy . . . Halloween is over for 2022. Little trick-or-treaters are recovering from sugar overload, and parents are recovering from little trick-or-treaters. According to a search of all news sources and the internet, once again, no child was harmed/abducted/molested by a person on a sex offender registry during trick-or-treat. That is true in Illinois, the only state remaining…Read More
Shouldn’t we use law-enforcement money to fight actual crime?
By Charles M . . . With the recent increase in violent crime in some areas of Gainesville, FL, and in light of recent law enforcement activity there, a question must be asked: Is the money allotted for law enforcement being used wisely? Recently friends of mine in Gainesville had nine law enforcement officials, including U.S. Marshalls, probation officers, and…Read More
To registrants getting calls for DNA sample: Take precautions!
Registrants in some Texas counties have received telephone calls telling them they need to come in and give a DNA sample. Texas Voices investigated and, finding that these calls were legitimate, issued information and warnings to its members. “Texas Rangers have identified 3,300 registered sex offenders in Texas who owe the state a DNA sample for entry into CODIS,” they…Read More
If it saves one child
Originally published at corrections.com July 2, 2012 By “Shelly Stow” . . . It would be difficult today to find a person who had no idea what the sex offender registry is. It would be equally difficult to find someone with only a passing interest who didn’t feel that it is a good thing to have. It started in most…Read More
NARSOL warns law enforcement that they are being watched
Sometimes a new event occurs almost before we can react to the previous one. That is what it has felt like with everything going on in Georgia in regard to county sheriffs and persons on the registry and warning signs. No sooner did the matter come before a U.S. District Court in Georgia when we received word that another Georgia…Read More
NARSOL helps dispel harmful Halloween myths
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB)- With every Halloween comes a parent’s concern for their child’s safety. Parents worry about the health and safety of their children year-round, but the Halloween holiday certainly throws a little more concern than usual into the mix. Over the years, you read horror stories online about what was found in a child’s candy or about a…Read More
Vander Wall, NCRSOL, challenge state to abandon ill-conceived law
By Sandy . . . NARSOL and its affiliates make a special effort to keep abreast of trends as they pop up in various parts of the country and to evaluate them for the effects they will have on registered citizens. Not many states, for example, have actual state laws mandating Halloween restrictions for registrants, yet this past legislative session…Read More
Those on the registry at increased risk during natural disasters
By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg . . . For some people convicted of sex crimes in Florida, the only shelter open to them during Hurricane Dorian was the county jail. In some counties, people on the registry were barred from shelters set up for those evacuating, and told to go to separate locations, away from children and other community members. If they attempted to…Read More
Don’t be scared! Get ready for Halloween
By Sandy . . . NARSOL will once again this year host a Halloween Marathon. This will be the third extended program of this nature that NARSOL has done, and we hope that everyone will participate. The intent of the marathon session is to monitor law enforcement’s Halloween activities and carefully evaluate where we will litigate next. Last year we…Read More
Can we do better with our sexual offense prevention dollars?
By Sandy . . . From Tennessee comes this all-too-familiar story: Law enforcement is patting itself on the back for a job well done in assuring that those on the sex offender registry in Meigs County are in compliance. All 35 of them. Titled “Operation Rising Sun,” and occupying three days — Tuesday through Thursday, July 23, 24, and 25…Read More