Recently the New Yorker published a major article about juvenile “sex offenders.” The story, by staff writer Sarah Stillman, is far ranging, moving and important. Stillman writes about many young people who were caught doing anything from playing doctor to sexually coercing another person (usually another child). Convicted for sex crimes, some of these youth […]
It’s a debate engulfed with concern and emotion in California, as a number of criminal justice leaders and lawmakers – including Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey – work to revamp the state’s sex offender registry system. As it stands, more than 105,000 people are listed as sex offenders in California; however, the state […]
A federal judge has ruled that Indiana’s mandated sex offender classes for prisoners who oppose them violates the constitutional right to be free from self-incrimination. The Sept. 28 ruling in the class-action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Indiana will affect all convicted, incarcerated sex offenders who opt out of the Indiana Sex Offender Monitoring and Management, or SOMM, program. Three of the […]
Found this group on facebook. Might be a good way to stay in touch with your local Representatives. https://www.facebook.com/townhall Please be proactive in contacting and addressing your local congress and district congress people. Just remember that they only act on what they hear from local citizens. Make your voice heard.
Justices: You can’t jail homeless sex offenders for not registering new address From azcapitoltimes.com* Registered sex offenders who become homeless can’t be jailed for failing to immediately report their new address to law enforcement, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday. The justices acknowledged state law spells out that anyone who is required to register as a […]
At the end of next week, two WAR members will attend the 4th Annual Gonzaga University International Conference on Hate Studies in Spokane, WA. We will present a podcast containing powerful information that we expect to be eye-opening, even to those who might study “hate” for a living. We will then answer questions and distribute […]
Ariz. justices rule on sentencing guidelines for soliciting sex with ‘minors’ PHOENIX — Judges cannot impose enhanced sentences on those convicted of soliciting sex with a minor when it turns out there was no child to begin with, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In their unanimous decision, the justices upheld a lower court ruling […]
An appellate court decision saying Michigan can’t impose its sex offender registration law on people retroactively will not be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning the law may have to be changed. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said the decision by the Supreme Court not to take up the case “effectively […]
Shawna: A Life on the Sex Offender Registry A young mother struggles with life on the sex offender registry. I met Shawna a year into filming “Untouchable,” a documentary that examines sex offender laws through the lives of individuals on the sex offender registry. It was at an Oklahoma treatment center where she was participating […]
In a far reaching opinion that is sure to send Colorado’s Attorney General scrambling to salvage that state’s registration and notification scheme, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Matsch (a Nixon appointee who presided over the trial of Oklahoma City bombing defendant Timothy McVeigh) has held the entire Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act (C.R.S. […]
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