CC Jail December 18, 2015 – Updated April 24, 2016

CC Jail December 18, 2015 – Updated April 24, 2016

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If you believe it is ok to deny registered sex offenders human rights or U.S. Constitutional rights. If you do not believe registered sex offenders are denied their human and constitutional rights or if you are against free speech.
Please leave this web page now. Thank you.

By remaining on this web page you here by acknowledge that you support human rights and United States constitutional rights for registered sex offenders and that you support freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.
This blog is not for people to be critical of what is posted here and if the reader is critical of anything here than that means they did not read the disclaimer on the top of each of the pages here and are not welcome here and should stop reading and leave this blog upon my request and in the name of freedom of speech, and my rights as a American citizen.
No sexual abuse is ever acceptable. Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. Current laws and policies that paint all sex offenders with one broad brush are counter- productive, wasteful, and cause needless harm. Each offense must be judged on its own merits with a punishment that fits the crime and does not waste taxpayer dollars. The public sex offender registry and residency restriction laws do not protect children but instead ostracize and dehumanize individuals and their families. Money spent on purely punitive measures would be better used for prevention, healing, and rehabilitation.
The author of SO FAQ does not affiliate with any other organization or people on the internet or the world for that matter. I have been saying this since I first logged on to the internet. Just because I like organizations like the ACLU; does not mean I believe in everything they believe in or stand for. Just like in our great country when we vote; we will never believe in everything the candidate we vote for; believes in or stands for. That doe not mean we are should not vote.
CC Jail December 18, 2015 – Updated April 24, 2016
I saw my photo on DPS yesterday; it is from exactly after my hour and a half inquisition and interrogation by Investigator U. Investigator U took this photo 6 days before Christmas on December 18, 2016; that is why I am frowning in the photo. I noticed that RVW did not take a photo of the gentleman before me who was also registering when I registered on April 21, 2016. I have a feeling that RVW only takes photos of me.

It just so happens I took a photo of me holding a drawing I completed to celebrate the last piece of art in a long standing series I have been working on for months. Those of you that know me and my art blogger website address of my art blog can confirm this your self; just search this date: April 24 2016. I can still grow a good beard but not in two days. The beard in my art website photo now took almost 3 weeks.

go to this page and search for MS
RVW is my new MS. She is also the longest running processor of me. I have never had a problem regressing since she processed me after 18 years! 
I have had a problem with her since before I met her. I had to call the department before I met her and she accused me of talking to her with disrespect and I was not. Anyone that knows me; knows I am nice; especially to police. Since then I only call on speaker phone with my wife listening and my wife will confirm my suspicions of RVW.
This may sound weird but I think I saw RVW; at my job, at the hamburger restaurant in 2012 2 years before I met her the first time in April of 2014. When I looked at her through the drive though window she looked at me like she wanted to kill me. I commented to all my fellow workers about it. I have never had anyone look at me like that.

CC Jail December 18, 2015 Inquisition, Interrogation and Entrapment In Exchange for my Co-operation of unconstitutional laws?

Well I have to go see RVW again this morning December 18 2015. She is the head of sex offender registration case load Collin County Sheriffs Department.

My wife got hit recently by someone I suspect has been arrested recently for possession of drugs. She hit my wife’s car and her car was considered totaled by the insurance company because it was too old to fix.

I had read about two days ago about someone getting arrested for being a registered sex offender and driving a car that was not registered with the police.:

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20151214/hurblog/151219826 :

Parish, Louisiana:

Sex offender charged with registry violations

Published: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:11 p.m.

Last Modified: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:11 p.m.

A Golden Meadow sex offender was charged with registry violations after a traffic stop Friday, police said today.

Charles Verda, 41, is charged with failure to carry his sex offender identification card and three counts of failure to register as a sex offender, Golden Meadow Police Chief Reggie Pitre said. He is being held in the Lafourche Parish jail on a $65,000 bond.

Pitre said an officer stopped Verda about 7:30 p.m. on La. 3235 and found that he did not have a license or identification card with him. Verda also had not listed his residence, occupation or vehicle with the sex offender registry.

What if you are a passenger in a car? This is just another example of the perversion of law.

I do not drive my wife’s car and my wife usually is the one to bring our cars to the service station on her way home from work.

So we had a check from our insurance company and had to get her a used car so she could go back to work. I called RVW and she told me I have to go to the huge Collin County jail to sign paper work for my wife’s car. I may have to use her car because it has more room than mine for home and yard repair.

Does this mean this will exploit my poor wife’s car treating her like she is a sex offender when she drives? This is not right. My wife is the sweetest woman you will ever meet and a veteran and does not deserve this.

I was interrogated for over 1 hour on December 18 2015. I feel like I was a victim of a personal inquisition according to some of the things I was asked by Investigator U. I am a good person and just was my self during this entrapment and violation of my constitutional rights. My so called offence (see My Story Updated December 09 2015 ) was over 20 years ago! My offence has nothing to do with children at all and I am repulsed by old people and have been since I was a child (proven by 11 years of intense psychotherapy, polygraphs and plethysmograph’s. My so called victim was 80 years old and could have beaten me up at that time. He out weighed me and was actually in better shape than me.

In my opinion the internet media is laughing at the police of America. They love when the justice system concentrates all of it’s energy to chasing down every, last; so called sex offender as a intimate danger to society. Mean while other more serious crimes are left uncheck. Mob mentality should not be in charge of politics and our justice system!

Investigator U: the man that interrogated me in a dirty padded room, at the very back of the huge Collin County Detention Facility (aka Collin County Sheriffs Department); should be on the street arresting violent criminal not doing this job. I thought this was very weird. Investigator U is a bad choice to head up the tiny population of sex offenders in the county (not the cities) of Collin County, Texas.

I remember something a former FBI guy told me. He said criminals and police are both wolfs. U is just another wolf; I understand that. He is not the wolf to do this job; trust me, half my life I have been around police; chief being my own father.

Investigator U said of all the people he interviewed I was the least likely to reoffend.

I got interrogated for over 1 hour. I had a feeling RVW arrange something like this when I called her the day before. I was right. When I finally left after over two hours; I had to walk through a crowd of many police offices to my car that was about 150 yards from the entrance of the jail. There was even a police car right near my car who wanted to talk to Investigator U.

I just wanted to report my wife’s car (even though it is not right) and it turned in to a debilitating stressful experience.

I arrived at Collin County Jail: 830am got home 11:00am I was lead to a dirty padded room that look like a insane asylum cell. The padded room all the way in the back of the sheriff’s office section of the County Jail about 50 yards back from the entrance against the back wall. The room was the size of a small closet. It was very intimidating and has left me dismayed and bewildered. This was not fair and my family and I do not deserve to be ostracized like this; especially during the holidays or any time. It is sad that our police force has become like this. I keep hoping it will all turn around. I believe it will eventually. It is just a matter of time when, community’s and family’s made to suffer under this inhuman unconstitutional treatment of American Citizens. Maybe we will not learn and fall like so many other failed forms of government and it will be to late at that point to change.

Sex Offender’s Information Exploited on the Internet II Updated November 6, 2015

Sex Offender’s Information Exploited on the Internet II Updated November 6, 2015

Sex Offender’s Information Exploited on the Internet II; . See bottom of page for new added offenders of human rights and constitutional rights for profit. Updated November 6, 2015*:

Sex Offender FAQ

http://sexoffenderfaq.blogspot.com/2014/01/sex-offender-faq.html

If you believe it is ok to deny registered sex offenders human rights or U.S. Constitutional rights. If you do not believe registered sex offenders are denied their human and constitutional rights or if you are against free speech.
Please leave this web page now. Thank you.

By remaining on this web page you here by acknowledge that you support human rights and United States constitutional rights for registered sex offenders and that you support freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.

This blog is not for people to be critical of what is posted here and if the reader is critical of anything here than that means they did not read the disclaimer on the top of each of the pages here and are not welcome here and should stop reading and leave this blog upon my request and in the name of freedom of speech, and my rights as a American citizen.
No sexual abuse is ever acceptable. Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. Current laws and policies that paint all sex offenders with one broad brush are counter- productive, wasteful, and cause needless harm. Each offense must be judged on its own merits with a punishment that fits the crime and does not waste taxpayer dollars. The public sex offender registry and residency restriction laws do not protect children but instead ostracize and dehumanize individuals and their families. Money spent on purely punitive measures would be better used for prevention, healing, and rehabilitation.

Texas DPS Breaks it’s own Laws Everyday:

No offence Texas DPS; but I believe making sex offender registration public: especially to allow web crawlers like Google to access it by bypassing this page :

These are legal rules DPS has set forth itself.  This a absolute abuse of that law passed by President Johnson.
They read:
TxDPS Sex Offender Registry
Effective immediately, the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry will no longer display a registrant’s employer name, address or telephone number. This is in accordance with Senate Bill 369 passed during the 83rd Regular Legislative Session (2013). This amendment modified Article 62.005 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to make this information non-public.

Caveats

Pursuant to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 62.005, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) establishes this website as the official internet public access to the DPS sex offender registration computerized central database.
All information on individual registrants is based on registration information submitted by Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Youth Commission, or various local criminal justice agencies. DPS cannot guarantee the records obtained through this site relate to the person about whom information is sought. Searches based on names, dates of birth, or other alphanumeric identifiers are not always accurate. The only way to positively link an individual to a specific sex offender record is though fingerprint verification. However, if you feel there is an error on a sex offender registration record, please report this to the local law enforcement agency the sex offender has verified their information with. The verification agency is listed in the sex offender registration information.
All information provided through this website is open record. It may be used by anyone for any purpose. However, it is your responsibility to make sure the records you access through this site pertain to the person about whom you are seeking information. Extreme care should be exercised in using any information obtained from this website. Neither DPS nor the State of Texas shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this information. The Texas Legislature mandates the following information regarding the offender not be public record: social security number, driver’s license number, telephone number, online identifiers, ( see this page: http://sexoffenderfaq.blogspot.com/p/subject-online-identifier-required-by.html for more on this subject ) and any additional information required by DPS for law enforcement purposes.
Pursuant to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 62.301 and judicial orders, not all offenders are available on the public access sex offender database.
Anyone who uses any information on this website to injure, harass, or for any other unlawful purpose may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability.
Your supposed to click; I have read and agree to the above statements. to look up sex offender information.
Not find it randomly on Google!

 Freedom of Information Act (United States)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Information_Act_(United_States)

1] It was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings,[2] on July 4, 1966 as 5 U.S.C. § 552 and went into effect the following year.[3]

I know on thing for sure that Lyndon B. Johnson would have never signed it into law knowing that someday people’s personal information would all be published world wide on the internet. It should be illegal to do that. You should have to go to the court house to get that stuff just like it was intended to be in 1966.

Think about it.

It is sooooooo; simple to fix this violation of Texas DPS agreement found here:
 

How to prevent your content from appearing in Google Search results.

You can prevent a page from appearing in Google Search by including a noindex meta tag in the page’s HTML code. When Googlebot next crawls that page, Googlebot will see the noindex meta tag and will drop that page entirely from Google Search results, regardless of whether other sites link to it.
The noindex meta standard is a useful tool if you don’t have root access to your server, as it allows you to control access to your site on a page-by-page basis.
To prevent most search engine web crawlers from indexing a page on your site, place the following meta tag into the section of your page:
To prevent only Google web crawlers from indexing a page:


You should be aware that some search engine web crawlers might interpret the noindex directive differently. As a result, it is possible that your page might still appear in results from other search engines.
Also not to mention the fact that websites like this copy and paste this sensitive information for profit and often offer sex offenders opportunity to take said information off their websites for money.
web site like this:
 
 
 
 

New Blogs Part 3 Updated December 12 2015

New Blogs Part 3 Updated December 12 2015

New Blogs Part 3 Updated

http://sexoffenderfaq.blogspot.com/2014/01/sex-offender-faq.html
If you believe it is ok to deny registered sex offenders human rights or U.S. Constitutional rights. If you do not believe registered sex offenders are denied their human and constitutional rights or if you are against free speech.
Please leave this web page now. Thank you.
By remaining on this web page you here by acknowledge that you support human rights and United States constitutional rights for registered sex offenders and that you support freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.
This blog is not for people to be critical of what is posted here and if the reader is critical of anything here than that means they did not read the disclaimer on the top of each of the pages here and are not welcome here and should stop reading and leave this blog upon my request and in the name of freedom of speech, and my rights as a American citizen.

No sexual abuse is ever acceptable. Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. Current laws and policies that paint all sex offenders with one broad brush are counter- productive, wasteful, and cause needless harm. Each offense must be judged on its own merits with a punishment that fits the crime and does not waste taxpayer dollars. The public sex offender registry and residency restriction laws do not protect children but instead ostracize and dehumanize individuals and their families. Money spent on purely punitive measures would be better used for prevention, healing, and rehabilitation.

The author of SO FAQ does not affiliate with any other organization or people on the internet or the world for that matter. I have been saying this since I first logged on to the internet. Just because I like organizations like the ACLU; does not mean I believe in everything they believe in or stand for. Just like in our great country when we vote; we will never believe in everything the candidate we vote for; believes in or stands for. That doe not mean we are should not vote.
This is such a sensitive and over the top responsibility of us all; all I can do is let this article speak for itself:
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas-take/article/New-innocence-project-leader-arrives-at-crucial-6328566.php
Cory Sessions, whose brother Timothy Cole died while wrongfully imprisoned, is among several urging lawmakers to pass a bill that establishes a commission to review cases of exonerations.
New innocence project leader arrives at crucial time for reform
http://www.innocenceproject.org/
What happens when a once-insurgent idea to free wrongfully convicted Texans is diluted as it enters the mainstream of legislative consciousness? The answer is House Bill 48, the law that created the Tim Cole Exoneration Review Commission to examine the causes of wrongful conviction in the state and suggest policy changes.
That’s a big win – and poses a major challenge – to the small but dogged group of the state’s innocence-focused organizations.  At the front of the pack is the Innocence Project of Texas, the Lubbock-based outfit that began about a decade ago and has had the largest impact on lawmakers and advocates.
The backdrop of all this is arguably the biggest legislative win for the coalition of criminal justice reform advocates, especially the Innocence Project of Texas, in the last decade. They have led the effort to get the state to recognize and correct several Texas-sized travesties of justice – from Tim Cole to Tulia to Michael Morton to Anthony Graves.
Timothy Cole died while wrongfully imprisoned.

With a new exoneration review commission – though severely watered down compared to previous efforts – the Innocence Project of Texas effectively will lead other innocence groups in an advisory role on the 11-member board whose voting members consist only of state officials, both elected and appointed. They have just about a year and a half to finish their work because the commission folds on Dec. 1, 2016.

In light of that, the group got a new chief on Monday, when the organization announced on its website that Scott Henson, founder of the widely read GritsforBreakfast.org blog, is now executive director. He is the group’s former policy director and has written about Texas criminal justice reform for years, and Henson will supervise the group’s move to Austin.
“I know the group well and have a pretty good sense of the job,” Henson wrote on his blog Monday.
“And it presents an exciting opportunity at an historical moment when the state is about to (re)study the causes of false convictions and recommend solutions through a formal innocence commission.”
The new hire comes weeks after co-founder Jeff Blackburn, the organization’s longtime chief counsel, resigned from the project’s board. In a letter to his colleagues, he said the Texas organization has become too close with a national innocence organization based in New York, diverting its attention from its initial work of reforming the Texas criminal justice system and freeing the wrongfully convicted.
“When we founded this project 10 years ago, we were part of a movement,” Blackburn wrote. “We have become something else. A big multi-million dollar-organization holding $100,000 dinners… that’s just not my idea of a civil rights organization.”
The board’s remaining members, notably Gary Udashen, said in a joint statement that they were not in favor of Blackburn’s proposal to disassociate from the out-of-state groups.
The board “believed that the work of freeing the wrongfully convicted from Texas prisons and reforming the Texas criminal justice system was best served by continuing to be a part of the national innocence movement, which has made considerable progress in Texas.”
As Blackburn told me Monday, he is not bitter about the decision to leave, while noting that it was the hardest thing he has had to do.
“What I predict will happen is that they will be some ineffective, really silly governmental body that can’t really do that much, and then proclaim that we either have solved the problem of wrongful convictions in Texas or we’re on the way to it,” Blackburn said.
Still, he does not think a commission will reveal a new policy solution to a persistent problem that advocates have already diagnosed.

“What we need right here, right now is a good well-funded, statewide public defender system,” he said. “If we had that, we wouldn’t have a wrongful conviction problem.”

 June 17, 2015
http://www.startribune.com/judge-expected-to-rule-today-in-lawsuit-challenging-minnesota-s-sex-offender-program/307884871/
Minnesota sex offender program is ruled unconstitutional
State leaders now must craft an overhaul of the “punitive,” unconstitutional system.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) violates the U.S. Constitution by confining offenders indefinitely without giving them access to the courts and other protections of the criminal justice system.
In a scathing order, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank said a program that was designed to treat offenders for their sexual disorders had instead become punitive in nature, wrongly confining untold numbers of people behind razor wire who could be treated in less-restrictive community settings, such as halfway houses.
The ruling sets the stage for what could be a long and bruising battle between the courts and state officials over reforming a system that has been widely criticized for locking up too many sex offenders for too long. Frank called on legislators and the state’s executive leadership to “fashion suitable remedies” in time for an Aug. 10 hearing in his courtroom.
“The overwhelming evidence at trial established that Minnesota’s civil commitment scheme is a punitive system that segregates and indefinitely detains a class of potentially dangerous individuals without [legal] safeguards,” Frank wrote in his 76-page order.
Gov. Mark Dayton defended the program Wednesday, but legal scholars said his administration will probably have to adopt a series of monumental reforms to satisfy the federal judge — or face an imposed solution. These reforms likely will require the state to prove why individual offenders are locked up after they have already served their prison terms, and it could result in supervised community release for many of the 700 men now confined at high-security treatment centers in Moose Lake and St. Peter.
“The judge has tremendous power here,” said Eric Magnuson, a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court who in 2013 chaired a state task force that recommended reforms to the program. “[Judge Frank] can basically say, ‘I don’t care if it’s going to cost a lot of money and I don’t care if it’s going to be difficult. I want you to give [offenders] all hearings and … prove that they need to be there.”
Added Magnuson: “He wields a broad sword, not a scalpel.”
The ruling follows a six-week trial last winter in which a class of sex offenders sued the state, alleging that the MSOP violated their constitutional right to due process.
Frank’s condemnation of the MSOP was sweeping; he called it an “institutional failure” with systemic flaws.
Those flaws include a lack of clear guidelines to show when offenders are progressing through treatment; an absence of periodic assessments to determine whether offenders are still dangerous enough to require confinement; a “cumbersome” discharge process plagued with bureaucratic delays, and a lack of less-restrictive community treatment options.
Since the program’s inception in 1994, no offender has ever been unconditionally discharged, and only three have been provisionally discharged.
By contrast, Wisconsin has fully discharged 118 offenders and placed about 135 on supervised release since 1994. At an annual cost of $120,000 per detainee, the Minnesota civilly commits more sex offenders per capita than any other state.
No immediate release
Frank’s ruling, however, does not mean that offenders will be released immediately into the community.
Both Dayton and Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued statements Wednesday saying that they disagreed with the decision and that they would continue to defend the program’s constitutionality, though they stopped short of saying they would appeal.
Even Frank appeared to favor a cautious approach; he noted that some offenders in the program “indisputably should be discharged,” but stopped short of ordering the release of individual offenders.
“The public should know that the Moose Lake and St. Peter facilities will not be immediately closed,” Frank wrote. “This case has never been about the immediate release” of any offenders.
Meanwhile, Dan Gustafson, the lead attorney representing the class of offenders suing the state, said that “no one is going to go out on a limb and agree to reforms until everyone is in agreement” on the changes.
“It’s politically unwise,” Gustafson said.
The significance of the decision, say legal experts, is that it firmly establishes federal court supervision of a program that legislators have long been loath to change. The result could be years of incremental reforms ordered by Frank and overseen by his appointees.
In Washington state, for instance, a ruling in 1994 declaring that state’s sex offender program unconstitutional touched off 13 years of court oversight and reform.
“There is no simple lever that you can switch to fix this system,” said Eric Janus, dean of the William Mitchell College of Law and author of a book on sex offender commitment laws. “You have problems with the treatment program, the absence of less-restrictive alternatives, and you need dollars to fix that. … Reform is going to take a long time.”
Compensation?
But offenders at Moose Lake and St. Peter are impatient. Even before the ruling came down Wednesday, some offenders were so confident of immediate release that they had packed their belongings in special bins.
Some detainees are talking openly about the possibility of suing for damages for being wrongly confined for years without periodic risk evaluations, said Benjamin Alverson, a sex offender who has been held in the program since 2005.
“There are people here with full-blown PTSD from being locked up in an institution so long,” Alverson said. “I assure you they will be seeking compensation for that.”
Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, who introduced legislation this year that would have established biennial reviews of committed sex offenders, among other reforms, urged her colleagues in the Legislature to take Frank’s ruling seriously.
Sheran said she expects key stakeholders — including legislators, Department of Human Services officials and experts on sexual behavior — to convene immediately to craft specific reforms.
“It’s really the community animosity and anxiety that is creating people’s resistance to make changes to the system,” Sheran said. “But now we have a clear statement that what we are doing here is wrong as it relates to the treatment of sex offenders. … We have no choice but to act.”
As I have stated in my New Blogs Part 1 and 2 gay rights are allot like sex offender rights and this is another example why:
Stephen Briggs and Patrick Dettling, a gay couple from Olympia, Washington, were allegedly assaulted in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood early Sunday morning while they were celebrating Pride by three men who they say came after them because they are gay.
The assault began when one of the men “high-fived” Dettling with a violent swipe. Things grew more violent after that, KOMO reports:
Dettling said he was punched in the face several times as one of the attackers yelled out a homophobic slur.
Briggs said he tackled the man to the ground and a fight broke out. The two other men started kicking and punching Briggs in the face, he said. Somehow he managed to get himself up and chase after the group, but he couldn’t keep up with them, he added.
“It’s kinda made me regress back a little bit… regress backwards in my progress of feeling comfortable with who I am. I feel like I’ve been pushed back a step,” Dettling said.
On top of a broken nose, Dettling suffered cuts and bruises and now has a hard time walking on his left leg. Half of Briggs’ front left tooth was knocked out during the attack, he said. An X-ray revealed his right ring finger is broken from his knuckle back to the joint, he added.
The couple spent five hours at the hospital and could face thousands of dollars in medical bills.
SO FAQ says
June 30, 2015 at 5:06 am
Stories like this: is a excellent example of why Towleroad.com is so vital. It is hard to believe this took place in Seattle, Washington. If something like this could happen in Seattle, Washington; can you imagine how much more dangerous it is for LGBT’s in the recesses of the south that are monopoly’s of condoned prejudices.
See video and my comment here: http://www.towleroad.com/2015/06/gay-couple-attacked/
 
Also like I have stated on the blog many times like gay right’s civil right’s are also like se offender rights. Check this out:
I want to tell you about a about an important project by a friend of mine, Mary King.
Mary was a staff member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s. A descendent of six generations of Virginia ministers, she joined courageous young people of her generation and risked life and limb to win the right to vote for all Americans.
Recently, she came across thousands of pictures she took during the challenging days of 1964 and 1965. Working with Campaign for America’s Future’s digital director, Trevor Davis, she has painstakingly restored what may be the only color photos from that time and place.
They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring these images and the story behind them to the public. A new generation will see citizens making history up close. She will put together both a book and a traveling museum show.
Please take a moment and look at some of these important and powerful photos. You can even be among the very first to own one of the prints. And in doing so, can help hundreds of thousands of others share in the experience.
Click here to view Photographing Freedom: A Photographic Memoir of the Civil Rights Movement:
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Sign this please :
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Sometimes women forgo the preventive health care they need because of the cost.
 But what many women don’t know is that the preventive care they need is covered by insurance with no additional costs, like co-pays or deductibles.
 For a woman who doesn’t know preventive care is so affordable, the cost can mean missing her well-woman visit, which could mean she doesn’t get the screening test that will catch a life-altering illness, or not getting the counseling and education that could help her take control of her own health.
I signed up for their newsletter and you should too. :

My hat is off to the local people and this campaign; that I see commercials on the television allot for:
How Dallas Has Become a Global Leader on Stopping Domestic Violence:
Last March, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings made headlines after hosting a major rally against domestic violence in the city. The event took place at the AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys play, and featured major names among the speakers—Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach, Dez Bryant, and Brandon Carr all spoke, representing the football team, and the non-sports names included religious and political leaders from throughout the area.
The event, part of Rawlings’s Dallas Men Against Abuse initiative, came shortly after the mayor spoke to the UN about domestic violence. And his statements as part of human rights organization Breakthrough’s “Ring The Bell” campaign, which puts the onus on men to end domestic violence against women, are concise and convincing:
“Make no mistake: men’s violence against women is a men’s issue- It’s our problem. And I’m here to say we’ve had enough of women being disrespected, and we won’t tolerate it any longer. It’s not only about not being violent; it’s about changing a culture that says ‘violence is okay.’ I promise to stop laughing at jokes we’ve all participated in. I promise to speak out against domestic violence. And I’m asking men in Dallas — and everywhere — to do the same. Let’s make our homes, and our cities, safe for all.”
Since the rally, Rawlings has remained involved in these efforts. This month, he returned to using football as a pathway to approach men about domestic violence, calling on men at all Dallas high school football games to take a pledge at halftime to never hit a woman. Much of Rawlings’s focus on the issue has centered around the idea of masculinity and challenging the notion that violence is strength. That can be a muddy point in stadiums where violence and strength are so directly intertwined on the field, but reaching men in an environment where machismo runs high has its advantages too. At the very least, it’s interesting to see a civic leader address the larger cultural issues surrounding certain ideas about masculinity when advocating for social change.
The latest part of Dallas’s efforts, meanwhile, are more traditional: Attempting to shift the dialogue is admirable and may, ultimately, be the only real way to address these issues—but domestic violence is also a law enforcement issue. To that end, the Dallas Morning News reported this week about DPD’s plan for ongoing home visits in cases where authorities have found previously-reported cases to be at high-risk for another incident:
Police are considering a home-visit program where officers would personally check on the most vulnerable victims. They hope that strategy would help victims feel supported and prevent abusers from escalating the violence.
“Just the knocking on the door … is going to send a message to both the victim and the perpetrator,” said Lt. Miguel Sarmiento, who oversees the family violence unit.
Home visits are already part of the approach taken in New York, where 450 officers are assigned to check in with “children, elderly, and people police suspect will be abused again,” according to the paper. In Dallas, meanwhile, the city is struggling with the idea of adding the program without hiring additional officers. That’s something that criminal justice blog Grits For Breakfast suspects isn’t viable, citing the resources DPD expends on false home burglar alarm check-ins:
You can’t get something for nothing in this world and that includes extra police resources, even if it’s to implement a good idea. Policing, like every other government function, involves trade-offs. Not everything can get done in a world of limited resources. I’d rather see officers following up on high-risk domestic violence cases than chasing after thousands of false burglar alarms, but between the public’s ignorance and the alarm industry’s political clout, in the near term the trade-off will almost certainly continue to prioritize the latter over the former.
Manpower issues may just be part of the territory when you talk about increased awareness on this issue, though. The statistics since Rawlings’ began the initiative are certainly impressive: Victims are taking their abusers to court fourteen percent more frequently than they did a year ago, while aggravated assault charges in such cases are down by six percent, which Dallas Police Chief Deputy Sherryl Scott attributes to the mayor’s campaign:
“Not just our victims, but our abusers are paying attention,” she said.
With more domestic violence victims willing to prosecute, there’s more pressure on the district attorney’s office. Prosecutors already handle about 2,000 felony cases, and up to 4,500 misdemeanor cases each year, said Tammy Kemp, who oversees the family violence division.
Kemp said the best way to speed those cases through the system would be more manpower — and that costs money. A Rawlings spokesman said the mayor offered to speak with leaders in Dallas County — which funds the district attorney’s office — to advocate for additional funding.
Also, increased awareness may have resulted in more victims seeking help from local shelters. Through September of this year, shelters reported hotline calls are up more than 20 percent.
Paige Flink, executive director of The Family Place shelter, attributes that increase to the mayor’s work. “Victims saw that and thought maybe someone’s going to listen to me,” she said.
 All of this is encouraging—if it does speak to the next challenge that Rawlings and the city seem likely to face. Having decidedly masculine figures like star Cowboys players directly challenge the idea that violence is strength, and calling on men and boys directly to pledge not to hit women, are significant. Ultimately, long-term change will only come through a cultural shift, and the early returns here suggest that this is all having an effect. For Dallas to continue to earn its leadership role here, though, they’ll have to figure out how to increase the resources that come at the next level.
 
And say what you will about McKinney, Texas and Collin County:
Frisco ranked 4th, Plano ranked 20th and Richardson ranked 36th when all city populations are combined, but Plano ranked the third safest city in America when only including those cities with a population of more than 200,000. McKinney’s population was 138,000 at the time of the analysis.
Dec 4, 2013
Next Data: McKinney One of Safest Cities in America
www.townsquarebuzz.com/data-mckinney-one-of-safest-cities-in-america/
Check this out too from USA Today:
http://traveltips.usatoday.com/top-10-safest-cities-texas-100114.html
McKinney
McKinney (mckinneytexas.org) is 30 miles north of Dallas. It ranks seventh for Texas and 51st overall. While it’s centered around a historic downtown, McKinney also is growing fast. The city’s population is around 133,500. According to “CNN Money Magazine,” McKinney was the fifth-best small city to live in the United States in 2010 — CNN liked the small-town flavor of this rapidly growing community.
Sex offenders sue, cite Indiana’s religious objections law
A lawsuit filed on behalf of two registered sex offenders cites Indiana’s new religious objections law in arguing they’ve been wrongly prohibited from worshipping at churches that have schools on the same property.
unjustified burden on the men’s religious liberties under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Full Article: http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_28424198/sex-offenders-sue-cite-indianas-religious-objections-law

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Some TDCJ treatment programs increase recidivism
A friend forwarded me a copy of this recidivism analysis from Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison rehabilitation programs, lamenting that “some of the TDCJ rehabilitation programs demonstrably make people worse.”
TDCJ-Evaluation of Rehabilitation Programs – April 2015.pdf :
Which ones? Four of nine programs showed participants’ recidivism increased after two years in the free world, though after three years only two programs – specifically the Sex Offender Treatment Program and the Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program, the latter of which has consistently increased recidivism since the agency began studying it – displayed higher recidivism rates.
The two programs with worse outcomes after two years that came out slightly better after three were the Sex Offender Education Program and the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative.
The SAFP program is the TDCJ rehab program with the best results and was the only one to make a double-digit difference.

I made this, this morning. I have made about fifty graphic designs like this with a pro President Barack Obama theme; many before he was elected: to help get him elected. I have never felt so satisfied politically and artistically do create such things.
July 29, 2015
I wanted to take this opportunity to bring to your attention my latest tax bill to stop the IRS from targeting the wrongfully convicted.
As you may know Texas has been working over the years to reform its criminal justice system.  One important part of that effort has been to provide restitution to those who have been wrongfully convicted and thrown behind bars.  And yet did you know that while Texas is trying to do right by those wrongfully imprisoned the IRS is going after these very same folks?  You see while these folks have already paid with years of their lives, the IRS is making these folks pay taxes on their restitutions.  In short, the IRS says so long as a wrongfully convicted individual hasn’t been physically harmed while in prison then the restitutions are taxable.  I would argue that such individual has indeed been harmed – has suffered – even if they haven’t been physically injured.
Make no mistake about it, the fact that IRS is taxing these restitution awards isn’t just morally wrong but outrageous.  Here is what I’m doing about this: On July 16, I introduced H.R. 3086, the Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act.  As the name of the bill suggests, this bill would stop the IRS from taxing restitutions awards.  Plainly put, it would STOP the IRS from TARGETING the wrongfully convicted.  As a former Prisoner of War for nearly seven years I can personally relate to the lost years experienced by those wrongfully imprisoned.  And while they will never be able to get those years back the very last thing they should have to endure is the additional injustice of the IRS taxing their restitution.
In closing as a senior member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee I will fight the IRS until this stops.  I am proud to have Americans for Tax Reform, FreedomWorks and Right on Crime support my fight.  Thank you for taking the time to read about this important effort of mine.  It is an honor to represent you.  I encourage you to visit my website and sign up for my monthly e-newsletter at www.samjohnson.house.gov to learn more about other issues impacting the Third Congressional District of Texas.  You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.
Sincerely,
 SAM JOHNSON
 Member of Congress
Sex offender says lifetime registration is unconstitutional
nwitimes.com-2 hours ago
30, 2000, Miller said he was told he had to register as a sex offender for 10 years. State law was then amended July 1, 2001 to increase the … see here: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/sex-offender-says-lifetime-registration-is-unconstitutional/article_41c7b733-cc16-56b6-bcbf-f680b5010666.html

The Kansas attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review three recent decisions that overturned convictions or sentences in Kansas criminal cases – including one in Sedgwick County.
In June the state’s high court said it was unconstitutional and “cruel and unusual punishment” to impose lifetime parole on a juvenile convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The ruling stemmed from the case of Bryce Dull, who pleaded guilty to a 2009 sexual assault on a 13-year-old committed when he was 17, and was sentenced to 45 months in prison on the charge, as well as lifetime supervision after his release.
The post-release term means, among sanctions, that Dull would have to register as a sex offender and report to a parole officer for life and could go back to prison for the rest of his life if convicted of a new crime.
In an e-mail Wednesday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced his intention to seek a review of the case by the nation’s high court.
He also will ask for a review of a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that vacated Kimberly
Sharp’s murder conviction in the 2006 killing of David Owens in Topeka, and of a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that overturned Luis Aguirre’s capital murder conviction in the 2009 deaths of Tanya and Juan Maldonado in Riley County.
Schmidt, in his announcement, said he is “unsure the correct legal conclusion was reached under the applicable principles of federal law, so we are requesting review.”
Kansas now has three cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, he said.
Oral arguments are expected in October in the death penalty cases of brothers Jonathan and Reginald Carr, who killed five Wichitans during a multi-day crime spree in 2000, and of Sidney Gleason, who was convicted of killing a couple in Great Bend in 2004. Death sentences for the three men were struck down by the Kansas Supreme Court last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court grants only about 1 percent of requests it receives to review lower-court decisions, Schmidt said.

From: Austin Daily Herald
judge’s sex offender ruling
Published 10:21am Monday, August 17, 2015
The judge could not be more clear. He is going to force the state into a solution that requires the release some of these patients, who are in reality inmates imprisoned unlawfully at the sex offender facilities in St. Peter and Moose Lake. The judge makes clear he believes these are serious and egregious violations of the inmates’ civil rights.
 
August 25, 2015
I added The White House 2015 Prevent Sexual Assault to links. I saw the commercial and if the President is behind it than so am I. Prevention is much more intelligent than condemnation.
The ‘It’s On Us’ ad featuring Jon Hamm, Connie Britton, Kevin Love, Kerry Washington and Questlove.
The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of Mad Men and Connie Britton of Nashville to help fight campus sexual assault.
President Barack Obama and Vice-president Joe Biden are unveiling the “It’s On Us” campaign Friday at a White House event.
A website that went live Friday morning, ItsOnUs.org, features a public service announcement with Obama, Biden and other familiar faces telling viewers it’s their responsibility to stop sexual assault. The star power also includes NBA all-star Kevin Love, actresses Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne and Mayim Bialik, comedian Joel McHale and musicians Randy Jackson and Questlove.
With an estimated one in five college women attacked, the campaign encourages everyone on campus to make sure friends are safe and to intervene before an assault happens. The message is particularly targeted at men, with the White House pointing to research that shows that men are often reluctant to speak out against violence against women because they believe other men accept it.
“It’s on us to stop sexual assault,” Hamm says in a close-up shot that opens the video.
“To get in the way before it happens,” Washington continues.
Others chime in to encourage viewers to make sure friends get home safe and not to blame the victim or look the other way. Obama closes the video by referring to the pledge and the website.
The campaign is being supported by partners who plan to help spread the message, including the NCAA, several collegiate athletic conferences and media companies with reach among students. The NCAA plans to promote anti-assault messages on screens at their championship events. Video game maker Electronic Arts will encourage fans to sign up to pledge to support the campaign through its online platforms. And media giant Viacom will promote the messages on websites, including for music channels MTV, VH1, BET and CMT.
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Visitors to the website are asked to turn their social media profile pictures into the shape of the campaign logo. They are asked to use their name, email address and zip code to pledge “not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution”. The information is collected by Generation Progress, the youth arm of the liberal Center for American Progress advocacy organization with close ties to the White House.
The event comes as students are settling in for a new year on campus and follows other White House efforts that have been helping raise awareness about the problem that typically remained in the shadows. Research has shown most victims know their attackers, alcohol or drugs are often involved and only 12 percent of college women attacked report it to police.
Obama decried the statistics as “totally unacceptable” in a January speech and launched the White House Task Force to Prevent Students from Sexual Assault. The task force recommended actions campuses could take to protect victims, such as identifying confidential victim’s advocates and conducting surveys to better gauge the frequency of sexual assault on their campuses. The US Department of Education for the first time publicly exposed the list of colleges under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault complaints.
Please sign this only 81 more signatures needed.
https://www.change.org/p/abolish-the-sex-offender-registry
How does the sex offender registry protect society and children?
In a nutshell, it doesn’t.
The sex offender registry protects no one, and takes rights away from tax paying citizens who have paid their debt to society as defined by the courts. People can say what they want about the registry not being punitive, but in reality it is punitive. A person on the registry cannot work, cannot live in most areas, cannot use the internet, cannot travel without notifying the police in person and in writing, cannot have an email address unless they register it with the police in person and in writing, have to register anywhere they are located for more than 3 days consecutively, or visits more than 6 times in a 6 month period, is not allowed into any public parks or pools, cannot attend schools, cannot obtain a visa for travel, must register phone numbers in person and writing to the police, and must register any changes of any of the above in person and in writing, and the list goes on, along with ignorant and angry citizens taking vigilante violence against these ex-offenders who have paid for their crimes. What happens if the registered EX-sex offenders fail to abide by any of the above? 15 years to life in prison.
Okay, okay, okay…. What are the benefits of having the registry? None. When a person is charged with a sex offense the police take DNA samples, photographs and fingerprints and put them in a nice little file. Now, it is proven that less than 6% of the registered EX-offenders will commit a new sex crime; in fact, people who commit a sex offense have the second lowest recidivism rate. The lowest being murder. This is the same now with the registry as it was 25 years ago before the registry. More than 80% of all sex offenses are committed by people who are not on the registry. Not one sex offense was averted by the registry.
I heard one reporter make a statement that a sex offender is like an alcoholic… once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. Once a sex offender, always a sex offender. That is the most absurd statement I have ever heard. Unless your definition of an alcoholic includes a person who takes one drink and never touches alcohol again.
Two examples of how a person who had previously committed a sex offense gets arrested for a new sex crime. First we will take an ex-offender from 25 years ago, before the registry. He knows that the police has that little file with all his goodies in it, so to avoid being an automatic suspect, he drives an hour away, roughly 60 miles from where he lives, and then commits the crime. The victim then calls the police. The police will perform the obvious tests, first by asking if the victim knew the suspect or if the victim got a good look at the suspect or saw any identifying marks. If yes, the police look through their little files and show them to the victim. When the victim sees the suspect, the police go and arrest the suspect. If the victim didn’t see anything, they continue to a rape kit and get DNA samples. If a DNA sample is found, the police look back into their little files until they find a match, and then go and arrest the suspect. If no DNA sample is found, the suspect gets away with it.
Now the same scenario from today with the ex-offender who is on the registry. He knows that the police have that little file with all his goodies in it, and he knows he is on the registry, so to avoid being an automatic suspect; he drives an hour away, roughly 60 miles from where he lives, and then commits the crime. The victim then calls the police. The police will perform the obvious tests, first by asking if the victim knew the suspect or if the victim got a good look at the suspect or saw any identifying marks. If yes, the police look through their little files and show them to the victim. When the victim sees the suspect, the police go and arrest the suspect. If the victim didn’t see anything, they continue to a rape kit and get DNA samples. If a DNA sample is found, the police look back into their little files until they find a match, and then go and arrest the suspect. If no DNA sample is found, the suspect gets away with it.
Did the registry save this victim from having the crime committed against them? No. Did the registry help this victim identify the suspect? No, the little file did.
The registry doesn’t work. Never has, and never will. If all these ex-offenders are so dangerous, why didn’t the judge or court sentence the ex-offender to more time? They give excuses like they don’t have room, or cost too much money to keep them locked up. But the truth of it is, it is much, much cheaper to keep the less than 6% of the ex-offenders who are actually dangerous locked up, than it is to put all 100% on a registry that is so blatantly unconstitutional and ineffective.
Here are some facts. ALL people who commint a sex offense have their DNA on file. If a person decides to re-offend, the registry is not going to change that. The registry protects no one. An example would be that the very few people on the sex offender registry that did re-offend was not stopped from offending. They were not caught because they were recognized on the public shaming system. They were caught because of DNA or mugshots of offenders on file.
Regardless of it’s intent, the registry offers real punishment for the sole purpose that someone may commit a crime, and that IS unconstitutional… No matter how you try to justify it. Government is praying on the fear and hate of the people to fuel their goals. Something that happened not all that long ago in Germany to thier Jewish citizens. And I’m not saying being Jewish is a crime, just showing how another government used these tactics.
Another straight out lie is that the registry is to help protect our children… And like I stated above, the registry protects no one. If the registry truly is civil and not punitive, then it can be applied retroactivily to anyone. And if the goal is to protect our citizens and children, then there should be a national DWI/DUI registry.
Sex offenses vs alcohol traffic Deaths in 2009
Forcible rapes for 2009 = 88,097(Charged not convicted)
DEATHs from alcohol related traffic offenses = 10,839 (This is excluding those maimed and injured) – 181 of those DEATHS were children 0 to 14 years of age, and of those 181, about 92 of those children were in the car of the drunk driver. Another 1.4 million drivers were arrested for drunk driving, which each could have resulted in injury and Death. And another 147 million people admitted to drinking and driving.
recidivism for related crime: Sex offenses roughly 5%(The majority of this 5% had multiple charges and were strangers to the victim
DUI/DWI nearly 60%
Then you would hear the people who drink say things like:
You only drove while under the influence one time? You don’t consider yourself an alcoholic?
Sounds the same as 95% of the ‘Sex Offenders’ on the registry. If they have paid their debt to society, then society should stop punishing them more and more. They are no longer Sex offenders. They are citizens of the United States, who should have their rights protected. But unfortunately society as a whole is hateful and ignorant. Only when you talk to these people who have committed the sex offense can you get the feel of who they are. Not to judge by a label. Not to neglect them work. Not to make them and their families endure hell on earth. The courts know who the dangerous people are, but they choose to ignore that. If a Judge gives a person probabtion for a sex offense, how dangerous does that judge believe that person to be? If the judge really thought that person was a threat to society, he would have sentenced him or her to prison, in some cases life without parole.
I could list tons of sites that have studies and court cases proving my point, but I don’t see a reason, anyone can see how wrong these laws are… anyone with common sense. So I request, as a citizen, a taxpayer, a voter, and someone who served his country, that the sex offender registry come to an end for those who have paid their debt to society.
References:
Retroactive sex offender laws challenged in Alabama and rightfully so. Laws should not be aloud to be perverted just to be used against sex offenders. Our justice system should not be influenced by overly judgmental paranoid mob mentality. The internet and the media continues to promote popularity conditional on pointing fingers at sex offenders as the scapegoat of all of our society’s woes even though it is not true at all. If our justice system continues to be changed by desperate grabs at media ratings by people that crave acceptance no matter what; it is only a matter of time before it will become completely ineffective.
Alabama Sex Offender Law Challenged
Courthouse News Service-Aug 26, 2015
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CN) – Sex offenders in Alabama must comply with debilitating restrictions that encompass “virtually every facet of their lives,” eight men claim in a class action.
Eight John Doe plaintiffs sued General Luther Strange III and Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency John Richardson in Federal Court.
The Aug. 20 complaint seeks court relief to prevent application of the Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act, or ASORCNA, claiming the law is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit argues that the act violates due process by denying sex offender registrants certain fundamental rights. It also claims that the law is vague and should be declared void.
“The plaintiffs ask this court to recognize what other courts across the country have increasingly found: that the nature of sex offender registration has fundamentally changed since 2003, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a registration scheme that imposed registration and Internet notification only with effects that were ‘minor and indirect’ restraints on registrants,” the complaint states.
Alabama first passed a sex offender registration law in 1967, according to the complaint. The law at the time called for a one-time registration with the sheriff of the offender’s home county, and the registration information was only available to law enforcement.
The state passed its Community Notification Act in 1996, which “was not retroactively applied, and required only written notification upon an offenders change in address,” as opposed to in-person registration, the complaint states.
And in 2011, Alabama passed the current version of its sex offender law, which is retroactively applied to all adult sex offenders in the state and requires quarterly, in-person registration.
The law places restrictions on where registered sex offenders are allowed to live and work and “requires the distribution of community-notification flyers to those living near a registrant’s residence,” according to the complaint. It also requires registrants to carry a driver’s license or ID card that “enables law enforcement officers to identify the licensee as a sex offender.”
In addition, registered sex offenders are required to report their travel plans whenever they intend to be away from their home county for three or more consecutive days, the lawsuit states.
“ASORCNA violates the plaintiffs’ fundamental rights to travel, to work, to speak and to be free from arbitrary and oppressive laws without being lawfully tailored in a manner to meet Alabama’s interest,” the complaint states.
The law’s provisions are applied “for life and without regard to the nature of the offense, the age of the victim, or the passage of time since the underlying sex offense,” according to the complaint.
The anonymous plaintiffs claim Alabama imposes an unprecedented number of “obligations, disabilities, and restraints” on registered sex offenders, making its law the most restrictive of its kind in the country.
“ASORCNA severely limits registrants’ ability to: maintain intimate associations with family; find housing and employment; travel; engage in free speech activities or refrain from speaking; be free from shame, embarrassment, humiliation and stigma; and understand what is required of them under the statute,” the complaint states.
The lawsuit seeks a declaration that Alabama’s current sex offender law is unconstitutional and void. The eight plaintiffs are represented by J. Mitch McGuire in Montgomery, Ala.
 
LAS VEGAS (CN) – Nevada’s lifetime supervision of sex offenders is unconstitutional double jeopardy, often making it impossible for them to find work and comply with terms of their punishments, 16 John Does claim in Federal Court.
     Sex offenders sentenced to prison in Nevada are also sentenced to a lifetime of state supervision. Attorney General Adam Laxalt and seven other top officials are defendants in the Aug. 25 lawsuit.
     The 16 John Does served their time and now are subject to lifetime supervision. They make 10 constitutional claims for themselves and another 1,000 unknown Does.
     Attorney Robert Draskovich said his clients seek to nullify the lifetime supervision provisions that make it virtually impossible for many to find jobs, go to school, see their children, or even abide by the terms of their supervision.
     “The big thing is the constitutional violations,” Draskovich said. “They were already punished. Lifetime supervision is a second punishment.”
     Nevada in 2007 enacted a law that created the “special sentence of lifetime supervision,” including restrictions on residence and movement – and applied the law retroactively, the Does say.
     A legal challenge to the retroactive application failed in 2012 at the Ninth Circuit, which found that the “retroactive application is constitutionally sound” and overturned a district court ruling that retroactive lifetime supervision is the “equivalent of a new punishment tacked on to the original sentence,” according to the complaint.
     But Draskovich said the additional punishment violates due process by subjecting his clients to 21 special provisions, including being home by 6 p.m., attending and paying for monthly rehabilitation sessions, obtaining permission to move, staying away from computers and other devices capable of accessing the Internet, among others.
     These provisions make it hard for his clients to attend and pay for mandatory sessions, get a job, or move on with their lives. To top it off, Draskovich says, many of his clients are innocent.
     “A lot of them passed polygraph tests that said they didn’t do it, but wound up settling to get it over with,” Draskovich said.
     He said that in most cases, the offenders were convicted of relatively minor violations or were falsely accused, but did not have the means to defend themselves in court and settled to end it.
     The hardcore pedophiles are “few and far between,” Draskovich said – but sex offenders are not a group that generates public sympathy.
     Most people find the subject distasteful. Even attempts to study it have met with resounding denunciations, though the topic is a widespread public safety concern. There were 604,550 registered sex offenders in the United States and its territories in 2012, according to Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center.
     Without drawing hard lines, psychologists sometimes classify child sex offenders as either fixated or regressed. Fixated offenders are preoccupied with children, and are considered a greater risk of re-offending. Regressed offenders have “normal” sexual impulses but may resort to children or other victims during times of stress. Their behavior is characterized as situational, opportunistic and impulsive, rather than fixated.
     Rapists are another category, whose violent predilections may be characterized as primarily motivated by anger, power or sadism.
     The 16 John Does want enforcement of lifetime supervision enjoined as unconstitutional: violating due process, equal protection, free speech, cruel and unusual punishment, double jeopardy, ex post facto prohibitions, the Contract Clause, the separation of powers, and bill of attainder prohibitions. They also call it fraudulent misrepresentation.
     Officials with the Nevada Department of Public Safety did not respond to a request for comment.
     The defendants are Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Public Safety Director Chris Perry, Parole and Probation Chief Natalie Wood, Records and Technology Chief Patrick Conmay, Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, North Las Vegas Police Chief Alexander Perez, Clark County District Attorney Steven Wolfenson and Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers.
Lynn sex-offender ordinance struck down
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 3:00 am
LYNN — The city lost its second legal battle in nine months with a Supreme Judicial Court ruling striking down a city ordinance banning Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from living near schools, parks and playgrounds.
City Solicitor Michael Barry quickly noted the ordinance, with its 1,000-foot residential exclusionary zone for sex offenders and $300-a-day fine, has sat on the books since its 2011 passage.
“We never enforced the ordinance — no one suffered any damages — we didn’t displace anybody,” Barry said.
But City Council President Daniel Cahill said city officials must sift through Thursday’s court decision and sort out its implications, including the possibility the city may have to pay upwards of $200,000 in legal bills stemming from the American Civil Liberty Union lawsuit filed against the ordinance.
“We’re trying to figure out the financial impacts. The court is quite clear that this is unenforceable from a legal standpoint,” Cahill said.
The SJC last December ruled state law superseded a 2013 city foreclosure-prevention ordinance, effectively stripping that ordinance down to a provision aimed at preventing foreclosed owners from being evicted.
The high court in its 23-page decision on the sex-offender ordinance ruled that the local law “effects a wholesale displacement of sex offenders from their residences,” making it inconsistent with the state Sex Offender Registry Law.
“The ordinance is inconsistent with the comprehensive statutory scheme governing the oversight of convicted sex offenders,” the court concluded.
The SJC decision stated that the ordinance’s residency restrictions “effectively prohibits all Level 2 and Level 3 offenders from establishing residence, or even spending the night in a shelter, in 95 percent of the residential properties in Lynn.”
The ordinance’s purpose, noted the court decision, was to “reduce the potential risk of harm to children of the community by impacting the ability of registered sex offenders to be in contact with unsuspecting children.”
Convicted sex offenders must register under state law with the registry. Level 2 offenders are classified as having a moderate likelihood of reoffending, while Level 3 offenders are classified as likely to reoffend.
In April 2014, 212 Level 2 and Level 3 offenders lived in Lynn, according to the SJC decision.
The ACLU filed its lawsuit in 2012 on behalf of five sex offenders with the plaintiffs’ names collectively listed as “John Doe.”
A Superior Court decision siding with the ACLU set the stage for an appeal through the SJC. Barry said the city is insured against damages in certain types of legal cases and was represented in the sex-offender-residency case by an insurance attorney.
He said any cost to the city resulting from the high court decision will be covered by city insurance.
Cahill said it is too early to say if the SJC decision will require the council to rescind the sex offender residency law. He said the court’s decision does not eliminate the concern parents, including himself, have about living near sex offenders.
“Every parent is concerned about something happening to their child,” he said.
From: http://www.nashobapublishing.com/community_news/ci_28757322/towns-sex-offender-bylaw-unconstitutional
Town’s sex offender bylaw unconstitutional
Posted:   09/04/2015 07:32:12 AM EDT
AYER — Town Administrator Robert Pontbriand delivered bad news to selectmen Tuesday night, stating that due to a recent ruling by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court, Ayer’s sex offender bylaw has been made unconstitutional.
At issue is a town bylaw that restricts where sex offenders may live in Ayer.
Like some 40 other Massachusetts communities, Ayer had adopted a bylaw that prevents Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from living anywhere within 1,000 feet of parks or schools, which effectively cuts off about 95 percent of municipalities to offenders.
That, decided the high court in a case involving the city of Lynn, violated the state’s constitution.
Lynn had no legal authority to adopt such an ordinance because it was inconsistent with state laws governing the oversight of sex offenders.
Furthermore, the high court said laws passed by the state’s legislature in 1999 established clear policies for monitoring sex offenders and notifying the public where they live. The court found that were “grave societal and constitutional implications” in segregating sex offenders.
“Except for the incarceration of persons under the criminal law and the civil commitment of mentally ill or dangerous persons, the days are long since past when whole communities of persons, such (as) Native Americans and Japanese-Americans may be lawfully banished from our midst,” Justice Geraldine Hines wrote for the court.
Faced with a bylaw with no legal force behind it, Pontbriand told selectmen that he intended to discuss the matter with the town’s legal counsel. But in the meantime, the law will stay on the books but not enforced.
Registering dismay at the court’s action, selectmen urged the town administrator to speak with the area’s representatives in the legislature to see if anything can be done to salvage the bylaw.
Grover Beach moves to lessen rules on where sex offenders can live
The San Luis Obispo Tribune-September 9 2015
I lived in The San Luis Obispo County for almost 5 years. I also worked for The San Luis Obispo Tribune. The more I keep reading about stories like this coming out of California the more I want to move back there.
The city of Grover Beach is taking steps to repeal its law limiting where registered sex offenders can live, though state law restricting residency in specific circumstances will remain in effect.
At its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance repealing its residency restrictions for registered sex offenders, as part of a settlement agreement with Grover Beach resident Frank Lindsay, who sued the city in June claiming the restrictions were unconstitutional.
Lindsay was convicted in 1979 for lewd acts involving a victim younger than 14, for which he was required to register with the state Megan’s Law sex offender registry.
“It is not something we are thrilled to be doing, but it is bringing us into compliance with state law,” Mayor John Shoals said at the meeting. “Our police force and other agencies will continue to track this and be vigilant.”
The city currently prohibits offenders whose offense was with a minor under 18 from setting up a temporary or permanent residence within 2,000 feet of protected locations such as schools, parks and day care centers. The council expanded the rules in March 2014 from a 1,000-foot restriction it set in 2007.
In June, Lindsay, 62, and his legal counsel sued the city, claiming the city’s restrictions prevented Lindsay from moving to a new residence in the city after a break-in at his current Grover Beach home made him “uncomfortable” continuing to live there.
At the meeting Tuesday, Assistant City Attorney David Hale said it was advisable for the council to repeal the restrictions in light of a March 2015 ruling by the California Supreme Court that “residency restrictions may not be imposed upon sex offenders in a manner that deprives them of their constitutional rights and liberty interests, including their right to be free from arbitrary, oppressive, and unreasonable laws.”
The state does place restrictions on where some registered sex offenders can live: Jessica’s Law forbids high-risk sex offenders and those whose offense was with a minor younger than 14 from living within a half-mile of a school or place where children gather. The law does allow those offenders to petition the cities they reside in if the restriction prevents them from finding a suitable place to live within the city.
State law no longer places residency restrictions on sex offenders whose offenses were with individuals older than 14.
Hale said repealing the ordinance would satisfy conditions of the settlement agreement with Lindsay. Further details of the settlement were not available Tuesday night.
Lindsay did not speak at the meeting.
From: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/09/08/3797696/grover-beach-moves-to-lessen-rules.html
I just got this email and wanted to post it. I imagine many sex offenders in our country can relate to Tariq. Our great country has put more human beings in prison than any other country in the history of the world; making gay marriage a absolute must. I am still a patriotic person to my very soul. Never the less it is never too late too change and put the constitutional rights of Americans back in our stars and stripes.
“I have become a body without a soul. I breathe, eat and drink, but I don’t belong to the world of living creatures. I rather belong to another world, a world that is buried in a grave called Guantánamo.”
I got the email from  “Center for Constitutional Rights” on September 14 2015.
https://ccrjustice.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=189 this is basically the email in html format.
Here are some more links to the story:
https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/ccr-news/governments-baffling-brief-ba-odah
 
https://ccrjustice.org/tariq-ba-odah
 
https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/ccr-news/i-have-become-body-without-soul-13-years-detained-guant-namo
 
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/tariq-ba-odahs-eight-year-hunger-strike-at-guantanamo-bay-20150706
 
http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2015/09/09/fears-of-guantanamo-north-amid-search-for-prison-sites
 
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/18/editorial-no-to-closing-guantanamo/
 
The fight for Tariq’s life — and his freedom — continues
Last week CCR yet again urged the court to release Tariq Ba Odah, filing a reply brief and supplemental expert declarations renewing our argument that Tariq – who has been hunger striking to protest his unjust detention since 2007 and is “on the precipice of death” according to three medical experts – must be released on humanitarian grounds. Tariq has been detained at Guantánamo for over 13 years, despite never having been charged with any crime and having been cleared for release more than five years ago. And despite being brutally force fed 2,600 calories a day, he weighs just 74 pounds now. In its opposition to our June motion for Tariq’s release, the Department of Justice, shockingly, trotted out Bush administration arguments about how he was not covered under the Geneva Convention and does not have prisoner-of-war status. Tariq’s case has come to epitomize the incoherence and dysfunction of the Obama administration’s Guantánamo policy and has garnered major media attention as a result.
Meanwhile, for CCR client Zaher Hamdoun, who like Tariq has been detained at Guantánamo for over 13 years, it is his soul rather than his body that has been crushed nearly to death by injustice.
Pardiss and Bertha Justice Institute fellow Omar Shakir are in Guantánamo this week to visit Zaher and to prepare for his upcoming Periodic Review Board hearing. In our commitment to do whatever we can to close GITMO, CCR has taken on several cases of prisoners in the “indefinite detention” category who are seeking clearance through the administrative process; Zaher, like Mohammed Kamin, is one of those.

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The Troubling Case of Richard Glossip
The Atlantic  – ‎26 minutes ago‎ September 16 2015

This is such a high profile case. Don’t get me wrong I appreciate it. I have been supporting the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for almost 20 years now online; since my notoriously’ Nazi like, probation officer, aloud me to use the internet.

click here: http://www.ncadp.org/

The death penalty like sex offender registration is the very definition of cruel and unusual punishment and in direct conflict with The Constitution of the United States.

From: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/the-troubling-case-of-richard-glossip/405646/
Oklahoma’s highest criminal-appeals court granted Richard Glossip an eleventh-hour stay of execution Wednesday afternoon to hear new evidence that he may have been framed. The Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals stayed Glossip’s execution until September 30 so it could consider his petition. Glossip had been scheduled for lethal injection at 5 p.m. local time.
Glossip’s name is already synonymous with the problems plaguing American capital punishment. After the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma last year, he and three other death-row inmates sued the state department of corrections to prevent their own executions with the controversial sedative midazolam. In Glossip v. Gross, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol in a sharply divided 5-4 opinion.
Now, Glossip is challenging his conviction itself on grounds of innocence. A number of excellent reporters have written extensively about the case and the questions swirling around it. Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith at The Intercept first wrote about Glossip’s case in July, just days after the Supreme Court ruled against him and the other death-row inmates.
All sides agree that Justin Sneed fatally bludgeoned motel owner Barry Van Treese to death in January of 1998. But the stories diverge on whether Glossip commissioned Sneed to commit their boss’s murder. Murder-for-hire can make the conspirator eligible for the death penalty in many states, even if he or she was not present at the murder. But Segura and Smith reported that Sneed’s daughter tried to alert Oklahoma officials last October that her father’s testimony about Glossip’s role in the murder could be inaccurate:
In a letter to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, she wrote that, based on her many communications with her dad, she “strongly believe[s]” that Richard Glossip is an innocent man. “For a couple of years now, my father has been talking to me about recanting his original testimony,” she wrote. “I feel his conscious [sic] is getting to him.”
The case for Glossip’s innocence hinges solely on whether or not Sneed lied. His motive would be obvious: Prosecutors spared Sneed the death penalty in exchange for his testimony against Glossip. In a recent interview with Cary Aspinwall at The Frontier, Sneed refused to recant his earlier testimony that Glossip paid him to commit murder. According to Aspinwall, Sneed’s family members suggest his daughter was manipulated into sending the letter, which didn’t reach the parole board in time to be considered.
As concerns about Glossip’s possible innocence grew over the summer, a broad array of public figures urged Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to stay Glossip’s execution for 60 days to allow new evidence to be heard, including Sister Helen Prejean, former Senator Tom Coburn, and former University of Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer. Oklahoma City District Attorney David Prater dismissed their efforts a “bullshit P.R. campaign” on Monday.
Fallin announced Tuesday she saw “no reason to cast doubt on the guilty verdict reached by the jury or to delay Glossip’s sentence of death” and ruled out a temporary reprieve. Glossip’s legal team then petitioned the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to intervene. The court granted the stay less than eight hours before his scheduled execution.

Here is a graphic I made years ago against the death penalty:
Imagine for a minute the United States Post Office not being the United States Post Office. How about Joe’s Post Office delivering your mail? I do not know about you; but to me the local postal worker is like a solder in the Army and always has been since I was a kid. It’s the republicans again.
Got this email today September 30, 2015:
MORNING MESSAGE
Dave Johnson
Warning: Another Attack On Our Postal Service
There are some conservative ideologues who just can’t stand that the USPS demonstrates government doing its job of helping make our lives better. As with Social Security, they attack it relentlessly and endlessly. The latest push to privatize the USPS came from the Elaine Kamarck at Brookings, in “Delaying the Inevitable: Political Stalemate and the U.S. Postal Service.” … If the USPS is partially or completely privatized, employees will be moved into low-wage positions with little or no benefits, working longer hours. Their communities would suffer as they cut back from spending and paying taxes, homes are foreclosed, public assistance is needed and problems of poverty start to appear.
Got this email too:
From:  http://retiredamericans.org/
 
Last year, 35 million Americans – nearly 1 in 5 people – did not fill a prescription because they couldn’t afford it. Meanwhile the top three pharmaceutical companies raked in $45 billion in profits. This must stop!
Stand with the Alliance for Retired Americans and call on Congress to pass the Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015, which reins in prices and holds Big Pharma accountable for fraud and price manipulation.
It’s time to put people before profits! Stand with us today.
As I have mentioned many times online and in this bog; my father who I loved; was a great police officer, well liked in the community. I know this kind of stuff is just the kind of stuff he would support in a New York minute. Brought to us caring people online by the great: Grits for Breakfast.
Texas will comply with PREA, and other stories
Here are a few items which merit Grits readers’ attention even if I don’t have time this week to fully adumbrate them:
Closing the loop on a story first broken on this blog, the Houston Chronicle reported that Gov. Greg Abbott has reversed Rick Perry’s decision to defy the federal government over implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Good for Gov. Abbott, Perry’s position on this bordered on insensible.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has received numerous large grants from the National Institute of Justice, including for research on DNA mixture protocols and multi-million grants to support a National Missing and Unidentified Persons database.
Following up on this story on the Harris County Jail, here are several complaints filed in federal court over deaths and a 2009 letter from the Justice Department detailing similar problems, via the Texas Legislative Research Library.
Austin is moving closer to creating a sobriety center/drunk tank separate from the county jail.
See coverage in the Houston Chronicle of new HPD bodycams and a copy of the departmental policy governing them.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown looks like he’ll survive a no-confidence vote by the department’s largest union. Grits just finished reading a telling discussion of that time-honored tactic in this book by Texas unionists and may return to their analysis later.
“Counties across Texas increasingly are sending teenage lawbreakers to out-of-state rehabilitation programs instead of state-run lockups that have been plagued by reports of violence,” reported Mike Ward at the Houston Chronicle. “In all, 226 youthful offenders have been sent to 13 out-of-state treatment programs for at-risk youths in the past two years from Harris and 20 other counties.”
At the risk of indulging anti-intellectualism, and with apologies to my friends in the academy, as a frequent consumer of academic social-science products, I’ve laughed at this all morning.
 
From:
http://jjie.org/report-supreme-court-opinions-changing-juvenile-justice-landscape-beyond-jlwop/
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s landmark juvenile sentencing rulings establishing that youth should be treated differently than adults have had effects beyond the death penalty and juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) sentences, says a recent report.
The court’s sentencing framework, based on adolescent development, also has affected how states think about issues such as mandatory minimums, parole regulations, record expungement, enhanced sentencing, transfer laws and the correctional environment adolescents are placed in, according to the new Models for Change report.
Elizabeth Scott, a law professor at Columbia University and co-author of the report, said the court’s opinions have caused a shift in juvenile justice unlike any she has seen in recent decades. The change is particularly interesting because the opinions have resonated beyond the sentences the Supreme Court considered, she said.
“It became clear that the Supreme Court opinions were having a broader impact and there was quite a bit of reform going on, some of it directly based on the opinions and some of it influenced by them,” she said.
In the report, the authors examine three key opinions since 2005 in which the Supreme Court prohibited the death penalty for juveniles (Roper v. Simmons), barred LWOP sentences for juveniles convicted of crimes other than homicide (Graham v. Florida) and banned the use of mandatory juvenile LWOP sentences, including for homicide (Miller v. Alabama).
[Related: Supreme Court to Weigh Retroactivity of Mandatory JLWOP]
Those opinions are grounded in behavioral and brain science that finds adolescents are still developing and therefore less culpable than adults and primed for rehabilitation.
Because of that framework, states are thinking about other juvenile issues differently as well, the report said.
For example, the Iowa Supreme Court rejected giving lengthy sentences if they would function as life without parole and found all mandatory minimum adult sentences to be unconstitutional for juveniles. Other courts have rejected lifetime parole or lifetime registration on sex offender registries for juveniles, and some states have limited their use of automatic transfer laws, which move juveniles to adult criminal courts.
Although the opinions have transformed the constitutional landscape for juvenile justice, the authors cautioned that acceptance and implementation of a developmental framework are not inevitable.
Some prosecutors and courts likely will resist the framework, as could the public and lawmakers, the report said. More broadly, should crime rates rise, public attitudes may favor punitive approaches and influence policy. Or, if states find themselves with fewer fiscal restraints, they may not look as carefully at less expensive, developmentally-based reforms.
“Thus, adhering to the Court’s developmental framework and limiting the impact of punitive impulses toward juvenile offenders generally poses an ongoing challenge. But as the framework becomes more firmly entrenched over time, courts and legislatures may be less inclined to abandon policies that are sound on both social welfare and constitutional grounds,” the report said.
Models for Change is a multistate initiative for reform of the juvenile justice system funded by the  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Thomas Grisso, Marsha Levick, Laurence Steinberg and Scott wrote the report, “The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing.” Three accompanying briefs offer an overview of the report, a discussion of the role of the courts in a developmental framework and a guide for practitioners.
The other side of incarceration: What happens to children left behind?
One in 14 American children have experienced a parent serving time
From:
http://www.myfox28columbus.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Challenges-Abound-for-US-Kids-Who-39-ve-Hd-a-Parent-in-Prison-224305.shtml#.Vi-PRf8o5qM :
Three years ago, the little girl would hide under a table when confronted with reminders that both her parents were in prison.
Now almost 10, she’s a confident, popular student, and ace recruiter for the program that helped her, says Daniel Howell, a case manager for New Hope Oklahoma. It offers after-school programs, weekend retreats and summer camps for about 500 Oklahoma children annually who have parents behind bars.
Nationwide, there are few comparable programs, despite a vast pool of children who might benefit.
Child Trends, a research organization, released a report Tuesday estimating that 5 million U.S. children have had at least one parent imprisoned — about one in every 14 children under 18. For black children, the rate was one in nine, the report said.
The report was based on data from the 2011-12 National Survey of Children’s Health — a phone survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that collected input from parents and other caregivers.
Experts who study these children, or work with them, say parental incarceration is distinguished from other childhood woes by a mix of shame, stigma and trauma. Research indicates that many of the children face increased risk of problems with behavior, academics, self-esteem and substance abuse — in some cases resulting in criminality passed from one generation to the next.
Echoing recommendations by other groups, Child Trends said prison systems, schools and communities could do more to support these children. Suggestions include improving communications between parent and child, making prison visits less stressful, and educating school teachers on how they can help affected children overcome stigma.
“Progress has been slow,” said Child Trends researcher David Murphey, the report’s lead author. “This is a vulnerable group of kids that is often hidden from public view. We need to pay more attention.”
In some places, that’s happening. Washington state has won plaudits for establishing child-friendly visiting areas in all its prisons; so has a program in southeast Michigan that facilitates playful, 2-hour visits between imprisoned parents and their kids.
As for New Hope Oklahoma, it has grown steadily over two decades while relying entirely on private donations, and there’s now a waiting list for its programs. Oklahoma has one of the nation’s highest incarceration rates; a task force calculated that on any given day, 26,000 Oklahoma children have a parent in prison.
“These children face ostracism among their peers because of it — despite the fact that the child is totally not at fault,” said New Hope’s executive director, Clayton Smith. “They don’t speak about it. They don’t want anyone to know.”
The program seeks to foster a camaraderie among the children that encourages them to share experiences and emotions.
Daniel Howell, the case manager who works with after-school programs in Tulsa, recalled his encounters with some of the children, whom he could not identify due to privacy policies.
“I really want to live with my mom,” one boy told him sadly, “and I can’t right now.”
Then there was the girl who entered the program as a 7-year-old and would hide when discomfited.
“We’d have to go sit under the table with her to talk to her,” Howell said.
“Now, she’s able to identify her feelings, talk about it really openly with other students,” he added. “She’s been a top recruiter, telling friends about New Hope and what we do.”
While New Hope works with children at a distance from prison facilities, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency’s program in Michigan unites children with their incarcerated fathers in jails in Oakland and Wayne counties, plus three state prisons. Visiting areas are decorated and stocked with playthings, and music is provided for twice-monthly play-oriented visits for perhaps a half-dozen families at a time.
Linda VanderWaal, the agency’s associate director for family re-entry, noted that some jails in Michigan don’t allow contact visits, while other facilities insist that child visitors remain seated.
“We move the chairs back so there’s room to throw a ball,” VanderWaal said. “It’s fine if a dad wants to toss his kid in the air or wrestle on the floor. It’s a true play date.”
When the program started 12 years ago, some corrections officials were hesitant, she said, but the wariness dissipated as they saw how participating parents adjusted more positively after they were released.
According to federal statistics, only about 42 percent of incarcerated parents with children under 18 get visits from those children. Long distances are a deterrent: A new report by the Prison Policy Initiative calculates that 63 percent of state prison inmates are confined more than 100 miles from their families, often requiring a full day just to make a brief visit.
The issue of children’s visits is complicated. Some children are frightened by the prison setting and rigorous security procedures, yet there’s also a wealth of evidence that many are reassured when they can see and hug an incarcerated parent.
Groups advocating for these children urge corrections officials to ensure that visiting protocols, including processing and searches, are child-friendly.
In Maryland, a veteran advocate says it’s a challenge bracing children for the visitation policy at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. They talk to their jailed parent by phone from behind a glass partition.
“For a number of children, there’s anxiety waiting to go into the jail — some are scared,” said Shari Ostrow Scher, president of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership. “The lack of physical contact with your parents is hard.”
After 14 years of advocacy work, Ostrow Scher remains struck by the plight of the children she serves.
“If your parent is a soldier overseas, everyone says, ‘Oh, you’re brave,'” she said. “When your parent is in prison, it’s the same issue of loss and separation, and in neither case did the kid sign up for this. But you’re not viewed in the same heroic way.”
Among the states, Washington has been at the forefront of efforts to enhance bonds between incarcerated parents and their children.
Jody Becker-Green, a deputy secretary of Washington’s corrections department, says one goal is to break the intergenerational cycle by minimizing the emotional damage to children whose parents are imprisoned.
“These kids are overlooked and invisible in our society,” Becker-Green said. “They feel shame, they feel guilt in having a parent incarcerated.”
Unlike most states, Washington has a child-friendly visiting area in each of its 12 state prisons — supplied with books and games, cartoon characters painted on the walls.
In another innovation, the corrections department inaugurated a three-day summer camp in June for children of inmates, with department personnel serving as counselors.
Applications for spots at the camp were submitted by the imprisoned parents themselves, and Becker-Green said there were plenty of tears at the camp’s closing ceremony when children read portions of those applications in which the mothers and fathers expressed devotion to their kids.
One of the camp staffers, Bea Giron, recounted how a camper said she wouldn’t want people to know she had a parent in prison. The girl was asked why.
“Because they’d think I’m a killer,” she replied.
 
Once again we see how our country has become a shame and a repulsion to the world because of our bazar, and inhuman treatment of those labeled by us as sex offenders. Here are two recent examples of other country’s actually refusing to extradite people to our country, because our church and state controlled country is hung up dementedly sexually. :
From: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/giese-689851-civil-commitment.html
Oct. 29, 2015 Updated Oct. 30, 2015 8:45 a.m.
Jonathan Roberts has been working as a public relations executive in the central English countryside, in the quiet village of Broughton.
It’s a relatively new life for Roberts, a fugitive from Orange County whose real name is Roger Alan Giese.
In March 2007, Giese failed to appear in Orange County Superior Court, just as a jury was being seated in his trial on charges that he molested a teenage choirboy while working as a voice coach in Buena Park.
He turned up in England last year, but British authorities have refused to return him for trial.
That’s because English and American authorities are battling over what might happen to Giese after he serves a potential prison sentence.
The dispute has reached the point that usually American-friendly British authorities suggest Giese’s human rights will be at risk if he’s extradited to the United States.
At the center of the argument is a controversial body of American law known as civil commitment, which says that after a convicted sex offender has served his prison sentence he can be forcibly committed to a mental hospital for an unspecified period in the interest of public safety.
British judges have characterized these U.S. laws as draconian. This month, two judges in England’s High Court refused to extradite Giese, ruling that he could suffer a “flagrant denial” of his human rights if he returns to Orange County to face charges and – if convicted – possible civil commitment.
U.S. federal attorneys have until today to assure the High Court that Giese will not be subject to civil commitment if he is convicted. The U.S. also might appeal the case to the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court.
It’s unclear what might happen after that. If the High Court does not return him to the United States it has not said whether Giese will be permitted to stay in England. Efforts to contact Giese in England were not successful.
The British courts, relying in part on testimony from experts on civil commitment in California, said there is a “real risk” that, if convicted, the nature of the charges against him suggest Giese could face additional civil commitment.
Prosecutors in Orange County disagree. They say the British courts have misinterpreted the laws and that Giese probably wouldn’t be a candidate for civil commitment.
They also say Giese, now 40, should be extradited to Orange County to face trial.
“The people of Orange County deserve justice,” said Susan Kang Schroeder, the Orange County District Attorney’s chief of staff.
CONTROVERSIAL LAW
The Giese case highlights ongoing controversy over civil commitment laws.
Under civil commitment, a convicted sex offender who has served his sentence can be committed to a state mental hospital indefinitely if medical experts believe that person is likely to reoffend. The law exists in 19 other states.
Proponents, like the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, say civil commitment keeps the community safe from serial predators.
Critics, including the British courts – and some legal experts in the United States – say the law is a violation of human rights because it keeps people in custody after they have served their sentence.
Giese’s case marks the third time British judges have refused to extradite an accused American sex offender due to civil commitment laws. In 2012, the High Court blocked extradition proceedings for Shawn Sullivan, who is wanted on child molestation charges in Minnesota. In January, judges dropped extradition for Tobias Bowen, a doctor who is accused of child rape in New York.
In all, an estimated 5,000 sex offenders in the United States are confined under civil commitment, about double the number of people held a decade ago, according to a 2014 survey from the San Diego-based Sex Offender Civil Commitment Programs Network.
The sex offender programs, formed in the 1980s after a series of high-profile sex crimes, have been challenged in some states over the years for failing to move people toward treatment and release.
A federal judge in Minnesota ruled this year that the state’s program is unconstitutional. Programs in Missouri and Washington state also have come under scrutiny.
In California, more than 900 people are confined at Coalinga State Hospital in the Central Valley under the state’s Sexually Violent Predator program. About 140 have been released from the program since 2005, according to the state.
Committed sex offenders can petition for their release before a civil court jury. While the procedure is civil, it mirrors some aspects of a criminal trial, requiring a unanimous jury decision ruled beyond reasonable doubt.
But unlike other forms of criminal justice in the United States, the onus is on the accused to prove they won’t reoffend, essentially turning on its head the concept of presumption of innocence.
Nicholas Scurich, a UC Irvine professor specializing in psychology and criminal justice, said courts largely have upheld the laws on the grounds that civil commitment is a form of treatment rather than punishment.
But Scurich noted that less than half of patients at Coalinga participate in the sex offender treatment program.
The program, he said, is more about easing the public’s mind than it is about treatment.
“They don’t participate in the treatment programs because they know it’s a farce; they know they’re never getting out,” Scurich said.
“The fundamental issue is that people don’t want sex offenders living next door to them, and the law has been used as any means to reach that end.”
While civil commitment may be unconstitutional, he said, California likely won’t see many challenges.
“It’s not politically smart for anyone to side with sex offenders,” he said.
LOCAL JUSTICE
Under California’s program, a convicted sex offender with certain qualifying offenses will be referred for evaluation by state mental health experts as he nears the end of his sentence. Multiple evaluators will review the person’s offense and social, criminal and institutional history.
If the experts determine that a sex offender meets the criteria for a sexually violent predator, the case is referred to county prosecutors, who have the discretion to file a petition for civil commitment.
In Orange County, prosecutors review the cases of offenders who are nearing release. They’ll provide the state with additional information, such as case files and police reports, to help experts make their decision, said Orange County Deputy District Attorney Peter Finnerty, one of four prosecutors in the office’s Sexually Violent Predator division.
“We go forward with these petitions because we think these are dangerous sexual predators who will reoffend given the opportunity,” Finnerty said. “The goal is to protect the community.”
Of the 23 cases tried since 2012 in Orange County, jurors found in 16 cases that the individual is a predator who is likely to reoffend, Finnerty said. Four cases resulted in mistrial and, in three, jurors found that the individual was no longer a risk and could be released.
Finnerty said there is a rigorous process for designating an individual as a sexually violent predator, with multiple levels of review by state experts. And even then, civil commitment is reserved for only a small percentage of the “worst of the worst” offenders, he said.
Giese, he said, would likely not be a candidate for civil commitment because there is only one victim of the alleged crime and Giese has no criminal history. Finnerty said the British courts “made a leap” to assume that any sex offender with a qualifying offense would be deemed a sexually violent predator.
NEW LIFE IN ENGLAND
As for Giese, the Daily Mirror tabloid in July tracked him to the town of Broughton, estimated population 2,200.
I have blogged to help this genius who has taken our breath away with movies that are irreplaceable gifts to all human kind like:
Carnage (2011) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1692486/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_3
Oliver Twist 2005 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380599/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_7
The Pianist 2002 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253474/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_8
Rosemary’s Baby 1968 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063522/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_21
From: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/roman-polanski-doesnt-show-latest-court-hearing-n453531
Oct 30 2015, 8:40 am ET
The next chapter in Roman Polanski’s decades-long extradition saga will play out Friday in a Polish courtroom — but it’s not quite the Academy-Award winning director’s day of reckoning.
A court is expected to rule Friday on a U.S. request for the filmmaker’s extradition over a 1977 child sex-crime conviction. It’s the latest in an epic international battle in which Polanski has been accused of portraying himself as the victim — and U.S. authorities have refused to let the case drop.
Polanski was accused of plying his then-13-year-old victim with champagne and drugs at a photoshoot, taking topless photos and having sex with her. He pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and served 42 days in prison as part of a 90-day plea bargain.
“What I did was wrong, otherwise I wouldn’t have pled guilty,” he said of his conviction in a 2013 Vanity Fair interview. “I should have had my day in court, and the thing would probably be forgotten.”
However, Polanski fled the U.S. for Europe on the eve of his formal sentencing in January 1978 out of fear a judge would overrule the initial deal and send him back to prison. He’s been a fugitive ever since — though living mostly freely and famously, thanks to his iconic status.
The director — who won Oscars for the 2002 film “The Pianist” and was nominated for 1974’s “Chinatown” and 1979’s “Tess” — was not in the Krakow district court on Friday morning, according to The Associated Press.
His lawyer Jan Olszewski expressed confidence the ruling would go in his favor.
“We are totally convinced about the groundlessness of the extradition request,” Polanski’s lawyer Jan Olszewski told NBC News this week.
Polanski — a Holocaust survivor — garnered fame for his films but also for personal tragedy: his first wife Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson’s followers in 1969.
The 82-year-old’s dual nationality — French and Polish — has complicated extradition efforts over the years. France, where Polanski has spent most of his time in exile, does not extradite its own citizens.
Polanski’s attorneys sought to dismiss the case in 2008, alleging prosecutorial and judicial misconduct. A judge denied that request, and an appeals court later affirmed the decision.
He was arrested on a U.S. warrant as he arrived to receive a lifetime achievement award at a Zurich film festival in 2009.
After serving a short time in jail — during which one of his lawyer’s suggested for the first time Polanski might voluntarily return to the U.S. to face justice in California — the director was released on bail and confined to house arrest in a posh Alpine villa. However, Polanski was freed a year later once Swiss authorities decided not to extradite him to America.
Swiss officials at the time cited a possible fault in the extradition request as the grounds, saying the U.S. had failed to provide confidential testimony to refute defense arguments Polanski had actually served his sentence before fleeing Los Angeles.
U.S. officials rejected the suggestion of technical errors in the extradition request, with the State Department making a rare move to weigh in on a California case.
“The United States believes that the rape of a 13-year-old child by an adult is a crime. And we continue to pursue justice in this case,” State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said at the time. “The city of Los Angeles hasn’t forgotten about this case. We have not forgotten about this case. And we think it sends a very important message regarding how women and girls are treated around the world.”
In October 2014, U.S. authorities tried — and failed — to have Polanski arrested and extradited during a visit to Poland.
A month later, lawyers for Polanski tried to request an evidentiary hearing in Los Angeles in hopes of having the charges against him dismissed due to prosecutorial misconduct. Court documents contended that the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office withheld facts from Swiss and Polish authorities during extradition attempts that would have shown Polanski’s punishment had already been served, according to the L.A. Times.
A judge rejected the request for the hearing, ruling that Polanski wasn’t entitled to it because he remains a fugitive.
U.S. authorities took another shot at Poland for an extradition in early 2015 once Polanski started traveling to Krakow to prepare for a new film based on the Dreyfus Affair scandal.
Polanski testified before the Krakow district court in February 2015 in the extradition case, and his lawyers have presented more than 408 pages of documents, according to Poland’s TVN24.
If the court rules against the extradition request on Friday, the decision will be final. However, if it rules in favor the minister of justice will then decide on whether to uphold or reject the decision — and Polanski will have an opportunity to appeal.
The L.A. County District Attorney’s office declined to comment pending the ruling, but said no one from the office would be present in court on Friday.
Polanski’s victim, Samantha Geimer, suggested in a series of Facebook posts that officials were pursuing the case to “cover up their own misconduct” and using “a teenage rape victim until their dying breath” to get press.
“Justice is NOT something they seek for victims,” she wrote. “If they were smart, they’d stop trying to bring him back. If they ever do, the truth about the corruption in the DA’s office and court will finally be known.”
 
This story reminds me of the local lady here that is probably still in prison in Texas:
from: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/10/female_teacher_aides_student-s.html
on October 29, 2015 at 3:29 PM, updated October 29, 2015 at 5:37 PM
A former Pennsylvania teacher’s aide who admitted to repeatedly having sex with a student has failed to persuade a state Superior Court panel that her conviction for institutional sexual assault is unconstitutional.
Jennifer L. Merklinger, who was sentenced to 5 years of probation and must register as a sex offender, had argued that she was unjustly prosecuted for having consensual sex with another adult.
Merklinger, a former aide at Hamburg High School in Berks County, was 40 when she had sex with an 18-year-old male student of the school in December 2013 and January 2014. The sexual encounters did not occur on school grounds.
The Hamburg woman appealed to the state court after a Berks County judge convicted her during a nonjury trial in November 2014. Superior Court Judge Victor P. Stabile rejected all her constitutionality arguments in an opinion issued Thursday.
On appeal, Merklinger contended the institutional sexual assault law was “unconstitutionally vague as it applied to women” because it used the pronoun “he” in describing the prohibitions against sex acts between school officials and students. Also, she argued the law was “unconstitutionally broad” because in her case it criminalized sex between consenting adults.
Stabile noted that the use of “he” in the law applies to males and females. And, he found, “the statute’s plain language reveals that the Legislature intended to prohibit sexual contact between school employees and students.” There is good reason that the age of those engaging in sex under such circumstances is considered to be legally irrelevant, the judge concluded.
“In a school setting, it is safe to assume that sexual contact between school employees, including teacher aides, and students ‘is rife with the possibility of coercion, both subtle and overt,’ given the extensive power school employees exercise over students,” Stabile wrote.
This proves what I suspected and blogged about earlier on this page. I have nothing against police at all, in fact my dad was a officer. My dad was a well liked police officer in my home town. I loved my dad and his police officer friends were my friends too. I found this while searching Google News for new stories about the repression and oppression of our citizens in a kind of self destruction of our country from within. Only time will tell if all of our country’s citizens are entitled to constitutional rights as the should be or if mob mentality will run us all into the dirt. This I think is a great lesson for our police officers not to point their fingers at all them inhumanly labeled sex offenders; because 3 fingers always point back.
Found here: http://www.theeagle.com/news/texas/ap-hundreds-of-officers-lose-licenses-over-sex-misconduct/article_3aba0461-6890-520d-872d-1e23b77bb235.html
In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as propositioning citizens or having consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse.
http://www.theguardian.com/s-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database#
“Academics, treatment professionals, and law reform groups such as Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. and Women Against Registry criticize current sex offender laws as based on media-driven moral panic and “public emotion”, rather than a real attempt to protect society.”
Found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_offender
Added two new inks to my links page.
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 I want to share a recent email I sent to Womens Law Center:
I was just thinking of my sisters of nwlc.org . If you ever met my real life sister ( I was her hero once; you would understand the meaning of this term; if you knew of our family history) I am so disgusted by the planned parenthood scam. How dare they scam women’s health. I am glad the outcome proved it was a set up. It reminds me of all the men in prison for the set ups perpetrated by people like http://perverted-justice.com/ It makes me sick that women’s rights are along side such low people; but such is the way of the media. The media is the problem; it seems in our country. (A leading department store) commercials are so sexist in my opinion; yet it seems so mainstream. Why is bigotry mainstream? If you ask me the greatest threat to freedom and the American way is bigots. Bigotry seems to be the norm around here.
found:
U-Va. fraternity files $25 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone
The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter at the University of Virginia filed a $25 million lawsuit Monday against Rolling Stone magazine, which published an article in 2014 that alleged a freshman was gang raped at the house during a party.
The lawsuit focuses on a Rolling Stone article titled “A Rape on Campus,” which detailed a harrowing attack on a freshman named Jackie at the Phi Psi house on Sept. 28, 2012. The article, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, described how Jackie was raped by seven men while two others watched in a second floor bedroom while a fraternity party raged downstairs. The article alleged that the attack was part of a hazing ritual at the long-time U-Va. fraternity.
The Washington Post found significant discrepancies in the Rolling Stone account, including that the fraternity did not host a party that night in 2012 and that a student identified by Jackie as her main attacker was never a member of the fraternity and did not attend U-Va.
[U-Va. students challenge Rolling Stone account of attack]
Two investigations — by the Columbia University journalism school and the Charlottesville Police Department — later confirmed that there was no gang rape at the fraternity.
“The fraternity chapter and its student and alumni members suffered extreme damage to their reputations in the aftermath of the article’s publication and continue to suffer despite the ultimate unraveling of the story,” the Phi Psi chapter said in a statement Monday. “The article also subjected the student members and their families to danger and immense stress while jeopardizing the future existence of the chapter.”
Rolling Stone retracted the story in April, and the magazine’s editor, Will Dana, later resigned.
A spokesperson for Rolling Stone declined to comment Monday.
In July, three U-Va. alumni members of the Phi Psi fraternity filed a federal lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone. One of the fraternity members, George Elias, wrote in the lawsuit that he lived in a second floor bedroom of the house in 2012, which led members of the U-Va. community to assume he possibly took part in the alleged gang rape.

[Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members sue Rolling Stone over retracted story]

The magazine also faces a $7.5 million federal lawsuit filed by Nicole Eramo, a U-Va. associate dean who assists sexual assault survivors on campus and who alleges that she was vilified in the Rolling Stone account.
In the wake of the Rolling Stone article’s publication, the Phi Psi house was vandalized, windows were broken and anonymous activists scrawled “UVA Center for Rape Studies,” on the building.
“In the most scurrilous traditions of yellow tabloid journalism, Rolling Stone published a devastating story it knowingly failed to verify, in reckless disregard for truth or falsity, or the essential safety, dignity, and welfare of the organization or of those lives it was willing to crush with its defamatory article,” the fraternity contends in the lawsuit. “The story was simply too tempting, too sensational, to let facts get in the way.”
In the complaint, filed in state court in Charlottesville, the 54 undergraduate members of the fraternity describe living through the backlash of the article’s publication in November 2014.
The fraternity brothers say they faced vicious threats online, taunts in classrooms and suffered in recruiting new prospects to join the house. While in past years the fraternity typically hosted about 800 students during recruiting events, Phi Psi saw just 300 participants during rush as a result of the article, according to the lawsuit. Of those who did take part in the events, a number of the students had “no intention of pledging, but who rather were attending rush out of a curiosity to walk into the ‘rape house,’ ” one Phi Psi member wrote in the lawsuit.
Many alumni removed their affiliation with the fraternity from their résumés out of concern that Phi Psi membership could hurt their job prospects.
According to the fraternity’s complaint filed in state court: “This defamation action is brought to seek redress for the wanton destruction caused to Phi Kappa Psi by Rolling Stone’s intentional, reckless, and unethical behavior.”
November 16, 2015
Can you imagine what our forefathers would have said when our citizens are unable to go to church or college? That is what it is like to be a registered sex offender in our country. Can you say cruel and unusual punishment?
I feel redeemed because I blogged about this very same thing about 5 years ago on Democrat.org and it seemed like everyone ignored me. I paid my dues getting actual accredited college credits for 8 years and I maintained a 4.0 grade average even though most of my teachers hated me; because they knew I was a registered sex offender; for 8 years of college. I road a fancy Ninja Sport bike to school every day that go vandalized one time. I used to think what if one of these right wingers from Collin County Texas; try to hit me on my bike? Back then you would have to go to the campus police who were pistol packing real police officers with a chip on their shoulders and report yourself to them as a sex offender. So when I see the barrage of commercials I see every day from colleges that do not really give college credits and cost a fortune to go to like Art’s Institute and University of Phoenix it upsets me. Especially like I said over 5 years ago these fake colleges actually aim their target audiences at the Veterans of our great country. My wife had the GI Bill and she paid her dues for it. Can you imagine what a waste it is to spend this at a college just because they have scam like commercials and know real transferable credits? When I read this I had to post it. Check it out:
From:
November 16, 2015 10:35am
For-profit college will pay $95.5 million to settle ‘boiler room’ recruiting case
Federal and state authorities announced a $95.5-million settlement Monday with the nation’s second-largest chain of for-profit colleges.
The settlement with Education Management Corp. resolves a long-running federal whistleblower case in which former employees alleged the company was illegally paying recruiters based on the number of students they enrolled. The U.S Justice Department intervened in the case in 2011, along with several state attorneys general.
By fostering a high-pressure sales operation for its recruiters, Education Management Corp. violated a ban on such compensation and was able to tap into billions of dollars in federal student aid, officials said.
“Instead of caring about whether a student would be successful in EDMC’s programs, the company seemed to only care about revenue,” said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The practices came “at a significant cost, both to students and taxpayers.”
Duncan announced the settlement alongside U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney David Hickton of Western Pennsylvania and Iowa Atty. Gen. Tom Miller, who is leading a multi-state probe of the for-profit college industry.
Pittsburgh-based EDMC operates more than 100 campuses across the U.S. and Canada. The company owns the Art Institutes, Brown-Mackie College, Argosy University and South University.
The company operates more than a dozen campuses in California, including four Art Institute locations in the Southland.
EDMC Chief Executive Mark McEachen said the company continues to believe the allegations were “without merit.”
“Putting these matters behind us returns our focus to educating students,” he said.
The for-profit college industry has faced mounting scrutiny for years amid complaints of high student loan defaults and poor job prospects for graduates. Corinthian Colleges Inc., based in Santa Ana, filed for bankruptcy protection this year after a federal investigation into inflated job-placement rates.
ITT Educational Services faces two federal lawsuits into a private lending program it offered students. And the University of Phoenix has been temporarily banned from recruiting on military bases following allegations of recruitment violations.
The violations in the EDMC case revolve around a federal rule that prohibits educational institutions from giving higher compensation to recruiters who bring in more students. To be eligible for federal student loans and grants, schools must certify that they are not paying recruiters in that way.
“EDMC pledged to the United States that it was not paying incentive compensation when, in fact, it fostered a high-pressure, boiler-room sales operation,” said David Hickton, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
In addition to the $95.5-million settlement, EDMC signed on to an agreement with 39 state attorneys general that governs recruitment practices. EDMC will be prohibited from enrolling students into programs where there are few job prospects and cannot enroll students into programs that do not qualify for state licensure in areas such as teaching.
McEachen said the company will provide students with a one-page disclosure on job-placement rates and program costs.
I posted  this on October 15 2015 on my art blog and I had to take it down because it clashed with my happy artwork but it may fit here.
Even if you do not believe the Bible you can at least appreciate it for it’s proven accuracy scientifically. In the book of Revelation when all the country’s of the world are mentioned our country is nowhere to be found. It is just a matter of time before we are not here; according to the Bible. TPP would take away so many of our rights as American citizens; it would almost be like we do not exist as America any longer. This is what motivates me to do what ever I can to preserve the foundation of our country the constitution of the United States. Without the foundation of our forefathers we art not the land of the free; we are not American; we are not America.
Some more petitions to sign; many millions of people can not be wrong:
You could have to pay a fine for simply clicking on the wrong link.
Right now, a group of 600 industry lobbyist “advisors” and un-elected government trade representatives are scheming behind closed doors1,2 to craft an international agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Why the secrecy? We know from leaked documents3 that the TPP includes what amounts to an Internet trap that would:
1.Criminalize4 some of your everyday use of the Internet,

2.Force service providers to collect and hand over your private data without privacy safeguards5, and
3.Give media conglomerates more power to fine you for Internet use,6 remove online content—including entire websites—and even terminate7 your access to the Internet.
4.Create a parallel legal system of international tribunals that will undermine national sovereignty and allow conglomerates to sue countries for laws that infringe on their profits.

The TPP’s Internet trap is secretive, extreme, and it could criminalize your daily use of the Internet. We deserve to know what will be blocked, what we and our families will be fined for.
If enough of us speak out now, we can force participating governments to come clean. Your signature will send a message to leaders of participating countries. 8
Please sign our petition to make your objection heard.
135,820 people have signed (and counting).
One Million to Stop the Corporate Death Star
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To all the governments negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement:
As concerned global citizens, we call on you to make the TPP process transparent and accountable to all, and to reject any plans that limit our governments’ power to regulate in the public interest. The TPP is a threat to democracy, undermining national sovereignty, workers’ rights, environmental protections and Internet freedom. We urge you to reject this corporate takeover.
1,599,679 have signed. Help us get to 2,000,000
Avaaz staff at the TPP talks projected the petition on the wall of the hotel where the conference is taking place, but security shut them down! Fortunately, we were able to deliver our call to US Trade Delegate Andrea Mead — pictures of our delivery are here. The pressure is working – the talks are now going to enter a 15th round of negotiations next year! Let’s reach one million to stop the Corporate Death Star — sign now and forward.
 Posted: 12 September 2012

Details are leaking of a top-secret, global corporate power grab of breathtaking scope — attacking everything from a free Internet to health and environmental regulations. It’s up to us to stop it.

 Big business has a new plan to fatten their pockets: a giant global pact, with an international tribunal to enforce it, that is kept top secret for years (even from our lawmakers!) and then brought down like a Death Star on our democracies. Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Big Pharma, Walmart and almost 600 other corporate lobbyists are all in on the final draft — including limits on smoking laws, affordable medicines and free speech on the Net.
 Information about the corporate Death Star has been leaking, and now outcries in each of our countries could shake the confidence of negotiators and scuttle the talks forever. Let’s get to a million against the global corporate takeover. Sign the petition on the right, then forward this campaign to help us reach one million!
 *The deal, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is a pact that the United States is negotiating with 8 other countries including Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Labelled as a “free trade” agreement, much of it is written to protect investors from government regulation, even if that regulation is passed in the public interest. You can read more about it here: https://en.avaaz.org/760/tpp-secret-talks-free-trade-agreement
1,599,679 have signed.
“The Trans Pacific Partnership includes provisions that would lead to extreme Internet censorship and undermine democracy and national sovereignty. I demand that my government oppose this agreement and refuse to sign.”
Petition: Stop Another Trade Deal ‘Disaster’
Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy. It will also negatively impact some of the poorest people in the world.
 The TPP is a treaty that has been written behind closed doors by the corporate world. Incredibly, while Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry and major media companies have full knowledge as to what is in this treaty, the American people and members of Congress do not. They have been locked out of the process.
 Further, all Americans, regardless of political ideology, should be opposed to the “fast track” process which would deny Congress the right to amend the treaty and represent their constituents’ interests.
 The TPP follows in the footsteps of other unfettered free trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA and the Permanent Normalized Trade Agreement with China (PNTR). These treaties have forced American workers to compete against desperate and low-wage labor around the world. The result has been massive job losses in the United States and the shutting down of tens of thousands of factories. These corporately backed trade agreements have significantly contributed to the race to the bottom, the collapse of the American middle class and increased wealth and income inequality. The TPP is more of the same, but even worse.
 During my 23 years in Congress, I helped lead the fight against NAFTA and PNTR with China. During the coming session of Congress, I will be working with organized labor, environmentalists, religious organizations, Democrats, and Republicans against the secretive TPP trade deal.
 Let’s be clear: the TPP is much more than a “free trade” agreement. It is part of a global race to the bottom to boost the profits of large corporations and Wall Street by outsourcing jobs; undercutting worker rights; dismantling labor, environmental, health, food safety and financial laws; and allowing corporations to challenge our laws in international tribunals rather than our own court system. If TPP was such a good deal for America, the administration should have the courage to show the American people exactly what is in this deal, instead of keeping the content of the TPP a secret.
Sign the petition to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Stop the TPP 58487 signers
Congress Must Reject Fast Track Trade Authority
Sign Our Petition Demanding Congressional Authority Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Some in Washington are preparing to steamroll Congress and revive an arcane procedure Richard Nixon cooked up to grab Congress’ trade authority and hand it over to unaccountable trade negotiators who want to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through.
Fast Track trade authority is the way that the public and Congress got steamrollered by trade agreements like NAFTA and the WTO. In fact, since Nixon cooked it up, this procedure has only ever been used 16 times among over 500 trade agreements. Good trade agreements don’t need to be Fast Tracked. Only the most damaging ones require this extreme procedure — the deals that left millions of families slammed by job offshoring, floods of imported tainted meat, and rising medicine prices.
Now, as public and congressional opposition to TPP is growing daily, a pack of large corporations and TPP’s boosters in Congress want to revive this arcane procedure. They know Fast Track is the only way to force the TPP into effect.
The good news is that Congress would have to agree to delegate away its authority. Fast Track cannot just pop into existence on its own. So, we need to ensure that Congress retains its control of the process to avoid further trade-agreement damage to us.
Sign Our Petition to Congress Demanding Rejection of Any Attempt to Obtain Fast Track Authority
We believe in the checks and balances our Founders created in the U.S. Constitution: Congress has the authority to write our laws and set the terms of our trade agreements, while the executive branch implements those laws and negotiates with foreign countries to implement Congress’ trade policy. Fast Track Trade Authority would grab those powers from Congress, destroying Congress’ ability to safeguard the American public from damaging trade agreements.
 We demand that Congress reject any attempt to revive Fast Track Trade Authority. We call on Congress to retain its constitutional authority over our trade agenda. It is totally unacceptable that unaccountable trade negotiators would be empowered to unilaterally determine the contents of U.S. trade agreements, or that agreements could be signed and entered into before Congress votes on them. But, that is exactly what Fast Track would authorize.
 Previous trade agreements negotiated and implemented under Fast Track have led to widespread damage: millions of American jobs offshored, floods of unsafe imported food and products that do not meet our safety standards, and attacks on our domestic environmental and consumer protection laws in foreign tribunals.
 At stake is Congress’ constitutional authority to represent our interests. We sent our members of Congress to Washington to stand up for us, not to give away their authority to do so.
 We stand united calling for Congress to reject any attempt to establish Fast Track Trade Authority.
13522 total signers.
Tell Congress: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Tell your Congressional representatives:
I oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it is a threat to our climate and our democracy. Vote NO on Fast Track legislation that would allow this bad deal to move forward.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a trade deal being negotiated between the US and dozens of other countries — is the fossil fuel industry’s latest tool to shut down climate action, and today begins a huge fight to stop it.

The TPP would give foreign fossil fuel corporations the right to sue city, state and national governments if climate action hurts their profits. It would also eliminate environmental reviews of fracked gas export facilities that would make Big Oil billions of dollars.
Legislation that would allow the TPP to pass, called Fast Track, faces a close vote in Congress — if enough Members of Congress come out against this plan in the next few weeks, it stops it in its tracks.
Can you send a message to your members of Congress now to stop the TPP?
October 14 2015:
I tried to tell you all to choice Hillary Clinton to take the presidency! Now you can see how the worm has turned! Now that Hillary has won the last democrat debate :
 
 
something that you say when someone who has always been weak and obedient starts to behave more confidently or take control of a situation Yesterday, she just came in and told him to stop bossing her around. The worm has turned!
Here is some more bad news about our president:
October 14, 2015 – The sales push behind Washington’s latest “free-trade” agreement amounts to Kabuki theater.
 What’s Kabuki? It’s a 17th-century form of Japanese drama, featuring elaborate sets and costuming, rhythmic dialogue, and stylized acting and dancing. That pretty much sums up the White House’s production of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
 Its negotiations have been set in luxury resorts around the world, covered by elaborate secrecy. Insiders wear the costumes of global corporate power, while trade officials parrot rhythmic dialogue about incredible benefits for all.
 President Barack Obama himself is the main actor, dramatically proclaiming that the pact is “the most progressive” trade deal ever, and now he’s doing a stylized political dance in hopes of winning congressional approval.
 What a show!
 But it doesn’t seem to be selling. The latest polls indicate a range that runs from lukewarm support to staunch opposition and includes many people with no opinion at all about these trade deals. This applies not only to Democrats, but independents and Republicans, too.
 Ten of the 2016 presidential contenders have criticized the agreement, led by Democratic contender Bernie Sanders, who calls it flat-out “disastrous,” and GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who dubs it “a horrible deal.”
Congressional opposition is growing, too. Even Ford Motor Co. — one of the corporate giants allowed inside the negotiations — has blasted the final version of this pact, calling on Congress to vote no.
 Inexplicably, Obama views passage of this democracy-strangling corporate boondoggle as a “legacy-making” achievement, even though the only real support he has for it comes from Republican congressional leaders and the global corporate establishment.
 That’s not just Kabuki, it’s kooky. As the old aphorism puts it: “Tell me with whom you walk, and I’ll tell you who you are.” To keep track and get involved, go to www.citizen.org/trade/.
OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also the editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown, and a member of the Public Citizen board. OtherWords.org.
Obama says “We are writing the rules.” Who’s “we”?
Monday, October 12, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, Americans don’t need enemies like China when we’ve got “protectors” like Obama.
In his pitch to get us to swallow that glob of global corporate greed known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Obama has resorted to a tacky bit of China bashing. He recently crowed that, “Under this agreement we, rather than countries like China, are writing the rules for the global economy.” This backhanded slap at a major trading partner is meant to tell us that Big Bad China would’ve written global trade rules to hurt the American people.
Aside from the fact that we and our allies would never agree to such biased rules, even if the Chinese were stupid enough to propose them, Obama’s assertion contains two self-destructive bombshells, both tucked inside the word “we.”
First, if okayed by Congress, this TPP scam would offshore a whole new round of America’s middle class jobs, hold down or even lower US wages, flood our market with unsafe imported food, free Wall Street banksters from oversight, and empower global corporations to use private “trade tribunals” of corporate lawyers to usurp our people’s sovereignty. How embarrassing that our own president would claim credit for doing such explosive damage to the American people! I’m guessing that even China would not have done worse.
Second. Obama’s entire TPP charade is blown to bits by his assertion that “we… are writing the rules.” Who’s “we”? Were you consulted? Did you even know that a tiny group of unelected people have been meeting in secret for seven years to write “rules” for us? In fact, only about 600 corporate executives and lobbyists were allowed to be at the table, writing rules to benefit themselves at our expense.
It’s a disgrace that Obama is fronting and even lying for these self-serving kleptocratic corporate powers.
“Obama begins selling trade agreement to Congress, public,” Austin American Statesman, October 7, 2015.
October 13 2015:
I heard and read many different horrific things about TTP, on the internet and on television on: https://www.freespeech.org/. I have heard things like if you get a email saying a corporation is killing pregnant women forcing them to work till they die; and then you post it on your blog. If TPP is voted into law you will be thrown in prison without a trial; because a trail would cause too much negative publicity about the corporation accused of wrong doing. I have pasted the following from the internet and am practicing my right to free speech as a American:
Stop The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Petition by Peter Becker
To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
We urge Congress to vote no on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). An agreement like the TPP should be negotiated in the full light of day. America must reserve the right to determine our own consumer, health, safety, labor, privacy, and environmental regulations. Do not surrender our rights to trans-national corporations.
The Administration and the U.S. Trade Representative just reached a deal with 11 other nations on the secretly negotiated, massive so-called “free-trade” agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The information available so far indicates that the agreement will greatly empower corporations by virtually eliminating consumer, health, safety, labor, privacy, and environmental regulations, enforcing corporate domination over our justice system through offshore corporate investor-state tribunals or ISDS.
Despite massive popular opposition to the TPP (despite media silence) and repeated calls to open the texts on the part of citizens of all nations, the TPP will now come up for a vote in Congress within months. Now we are in the fight of our lives to urge Congress to oppose the TPP when it comes up for a vote.
No More Job Killing Trade Agreements
Trans-Pacific Partnership:
Congress: Vote no on “fast-track” authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. American jobs are too important to rush through another bad trade agreement.
They’re at it again.  Unelected bureaucrats are meeting behind closed doors making decisions that could cost tens of thousands of good jobs.
It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We don’t know what’s in it, but we know who wrote it: Corporate lobbyists and representatives of countries that include repressive regimes with no concern for labor or environmental standards.
We should have learned our lesson by now. Bad trade agreements create a race to the bottom which benefits only the multinationals. Now they want fast-track rules on a secretly negotiated treaty. The corporate lobbyists don’t want the public to have the chance to see what’s in this deal.
As Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, ”they have to be secret because if the American people knew what was going on, they would be opposed.”
A coalition of public interest groups wants Congress to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership.  The groups sent a letter to several ranking members of Congress, asking them to deny President Obama’s request to fast-track the T.P.P., and hold on to their Constitutional authority to oversee trade deals.  The letter is signed by 14 organizations, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Amnesty International, and the Free Press Action Fund.  They argue that the massive trade deal has been negotiated in “near-total secrecy,” and say that public concerns about the agreement have been marginalized.
In addition to a massive increase in free trade, which poses a serious threat to American jobs, the TPP includes several speech-restricting provision that the public has already rejected.  And, a leaked version of the trade deal indicated that corporate interests are being put ahead of public concerns.  In their letter, the coalition wrote, “Corporations cannot be the only interests represented in this agreement, since they do not advocate for policies that safeguard or even represent the interests of the public at large.”
Many public interest advocates have demanded that the Trans Pacific Partnership be completely blocked.  This latest coalition is simply asking that Congress keep negotiations transparent, and ensure Americans have access to the details of the plan.  They wrote, “The American public has a right to know the contents of the international agreements its government is crafting.”  This trade deal could have a dramatic impact on the American people, yet we’re being kept in the dark about what it contains.  Thankfully, some groups are standing up for our right to know the details of the TPP.
Too controversial for my art blog but this might fit here:
Saturday 10 October 2015 11.29 EDT  “posted on my other blog then”
Three days after Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Barack Obama defended it in his weekly address.
“Outdated trade rules put our workers at a disadvantage. And TPP will change that.”
“Our businesses will get a fair deal,” he said. “And those who oppose passing this new trade deal are really just accepting a status quo that everyone knows puts us at a disadvantage.”
 
I am redeemed once again. I have been gripping about this for decades. These drug ads are unreal. They say things like are you having trouble making a decision at to make for dinner? Lol! Are you tired from time to time? The side effects are hilarious! May cause gambling? Hey this drug caused me to gamble I have to sue the drug company now for my loses.

From: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/645dff9967b04f12b863a9229b724d97/american-medical-association-backs-prescription-drug-ad-ban
Nov. 18, 2015 12:14 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about the American Medical Association calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads, The Associated Press misidentified PhRMA spokeswoman Tina Stow as Trish Stow. A corrected version of the story is below.
American Medical Association backs prescription drug ad ban
American Medical Association says direct-to-consumer Rx drug ads fuel costs, should be banned
By LINDSEY TANNER
AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices, saying they contribute to rising costs and patients’ demands for inappropriate treatment.
Delegates at the influential group’s policy-making meeting in Atlanta voted to adopt that as official policy as part of an AMA effort to make prescription drugs more affordable. It means AMA will lobby for a ban.
“Today’s vote in support of an advertising ban reflects concerns among physicians about the negative impact of commercially driven promotions and the role that marketing costs play in fueling escalating drug prices,” said Dr. Patrice Harris, an AMA board member.
According to data cited in an AMA news release, ad dollars spent by drugmakers have risen to $4.5 billion in the last two years, a 30 percent increase. Other data show prices on prescription drugs have climbed nearly 5 percent this year.
“Patient care can be compromised and delayed when prescription drugs are unaffordable and subject to coverage limitations by the patients’ health plan,” Harris said in the news release.
The pharmaceutical industry opposes the AMA’s stance. Direct-to-consumer ads aim to provide “scientifically accurate information to patients so that they are better informed about their health care and treatment options,” said Tina Stow of the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
The ads also encourage patients to visit their doctors’ offices “for important doctor-patient conversations about health that might otherwise not take place,” Stow said.
The AMA will evaluate the new policy in the coming weeks to determine how to proceed with seeking a ban.
Online;
AMA: http://www.ama-assn.org

Don’t believe the hype of the mob mentality of the media and the internet CNN. The lawyers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may just be the only voice of reason; verses anything for ratings driven media hysteria and paranoia. From: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/23/business/cnn-to-show-sex-assault-film-despite-legal-threat.html?_r=1 CNN said on Sunday that it would show a documentary about sexual assaults on college campuses despite the threat of legal action from a lawyer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston who said the movie is libelous. The documentary, “The Hunting Ground,” features an interview with Erica Kinsman, who accused Mr. Winston of sexually assaulting her when he was a quarterback at Florida State University. The movie, directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering, had its premiere at Sundance in January. The movie received some positive reviews but was the subject of withering criticism last week from professors at Harvard Law School who argued the movie’s treatment of a rape case at Harvard was deeply flawed. Jameis Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to a national championship, is expected to be a top N.F.L. draft pick. Jameis Winston Being Sued by Woman Who Accused Him of Rape in 2012APRIL 16, 2015 An attorney for Mr. Winston, John Boudet, urged CNN not to run the documentary, saying that the movie “falsely and maliciously” attacks his client, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and threatened to sue CNN if it showed the film. Mr. Winston’s case was investigated by the Tallahassee police and Florida State, and he was not charged. Mr. Boudet did not return phone calls. A CNN spokeswoman said that the documentary would run at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, opposite NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” the highest-rated program on television. (Mr. Winston and the Buccaneers played the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. on Sunday.) “CNN is proud to provide a platform for a film that has undeniably played a significant role in advancing the national conversation about sexual assault on college campuses,” a network spokeswoman said. “We are confident that both the film and our extensive associated coverage give this important issue the full and fair treatment it deserves.” After the documentary is shown on Sunday night, CNN will have a follow-up program, with Alisyn Camerota as the host, that will take a look at the issues explored in the documentary.

I am on this mailing list and so should you. This is something long over due.
 Sunday, November 22, 2015

Organizing Inside: Prison Justice League building prisoner base for litigation, advocacy

Erica Gammill, Prison Justice League
Recently, Grits reconnected with Erica Gammill, a long-time Texas criminal-justice reformer who’s doing some interesting work organizing prisoners inside Texas state prisons. She’s now Director of the Prison Justice League, a membership organization whose 1,000+ members are all incarcerated Texas prisoners. That number would be pretty good for some free-world organizations; for an all-prisoner group, it’s downright impressive.

A lot of the Prison Justice League’s organizing work and litigation activity has centered around the Estelle Unit, where they’re engaged in several lawsuits (and about which they produced this report last year on excessive force at the unit). But they have members at nearly all of Texas’ 109 prison units. Grits found the whole project fascinating, so I asked Erica to come tell me, and you, a little more about the group, what they’re doing, and what it’s like trying to organize prisoners. You can listen to the interview here: Click here

This is how you do it; California style:

From: http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20151125/sex-offender-sues-long-beach-for-right-to-live-near-schools-parks-day-care-centers

By Greg Yee, Press-Telegram

Posted: 11/25/15, 6:49 PM PST Updated: 1 day ago
A San Luis Obispo County man is suing the city of Long Beach over restrictions that he says make it impossible to move to or even visit the area.
Frank Lindsay says in legal papers that a 2008 ordinance prevents him and other registered sex offenders from living, either temporarily or permanently, in much of the city.
Lindsay, 62, an activist on behalf of sex offenders, said he’d like to visit Long Beach to further his work in the residential and commercial water treatment industry, check out local attractions and spend the night in a hotel.

The ordinance, however, effectively bars him from doing any of this, according to the lawsuit.
The Long Beach City Clerk’s office had not been served the lawsuit as of Wednesday afternoon. Followup calls to the City Attorney’s Office were not answered.
Laws questioned
Laws that restrict where sex offenders can live and congregate are ineffective and do not increase security for people who live near registrants, said Janice Bellucci, Lindsay’s attorney and president of California Reform Sex Offender Laws, an organization campaigning for sex offender’s civil rights.
“First people need to realize, relying solely on Megan’s Law website or the registry actually gives people a false sense of security,” Bellucci said.
Most sexual offences are carried out by a family member or someone close to the family, such as a teacher or clergy member, not a stranger, Bellucci said.
Legal and lay advocates for victims’ rights were unavailable for comment, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, while others declined to comment, such as the California Attorney General’s office.
The ordinance
Title 9 Section 9.66 of the Long Beach Municipal Code prohibits sex offenders from becoming a permanent or temporary resident in any residential exclusion zone — anywhere within 2,000 feet of the nearest property line of a child day care facility, public or private K-12 school or park. It also prohibits registrants from living in any home, apartment, hotel, motel or other housing if the home or room is already occupied by another sex offender.
Bellucci said that while the ordinance does not outright ban her client and other offenders from staying in Long Beach, landlords, hotel staff and others involved in housing do not allow registrants to stay.
“It’s not the letter of the law, it’s the application,” she said.
Lindsay, who was convicted in 1979 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old, has spearheaded the movement for sex offenders’ rights in California. Records on the Megan’s Law website show he’s had no felony convictions after 1979.
Locally, he was involved in a July protest of Carson’s restrictive laws.
Bellucci said she understands people’s fears.
“I’m a parent myself,” she said. “I’d ask them a question: Where do you think [sex offenders] should live? Often you’ll get responses like rural areas, but rural areas don’t want them either. They have to live somewhere.”

Updated December 09 2015

http://womenagainstregistry.com/
Class Action Lawsuit Update (of which the author of SOFAQ is a participant):
Hello all RSO’s and their families. I apologize for the long overdue update; history and progression. After 10 years of battling these unconstitutional laws; with one of my cases ending up in the Supreme Court, my attorneys advised we have a better chance of real progress with a Class Action Lawsuit(s). That is when I contacted Barbara the Missouri WAR State Leader and discussed what I wanted to accomplish. She then put me in touch with Vicki Henry (WAR) where I introduced myself and went into greater depth about what I wanted to accomplish. Vicki was kind enough to post submission forms on the WAR website and asked other advocacy groups to do the same on their websites; you kindly completed the form. Although, we were initially focused on just the states which fall within the jurisdiction of the 8th Circuit Court, we decided to expand to include the entire country in hopes that other attorneys would file similar actions in their Circuit. All submissions are in a secure database for attorneys to access if they choose.
The initial target to file Petitions was this fall to early winter based on focusing on just the 8th Circuit, with a limited number of petitioners. However, as in most legal maneuvering and research these actions have become more broad and intense. This is mainly based on “bad law” rulings and opinions throughout the country. Our focus is like that of a surgeon operating on a malignant tumor. These cancerous laws, which affect all of us, have to be thoroughly researched to afford us with the best opportunity to prevail. If not we can do more harm than good and end up creating “bad law.” Moreover, in the meantime we hope positive court opinions will be handed down to add ‘fuel to the fire’ so to speak. I also took the step in filing something unusual with a state circuit court on behalf of myself. I’m seeking a declaratory judgment finding that I, myself am “rehabilitated.” Not seeking relief from statute/law. Once I receive such judgment that can be used in the class action suits. I urge anyone to attempt to do the same.
Attorneys, paralegals, and research assistants have worked to create a list of potential arguments based on case law. We are now pouring through empirical data and research to support our arguments and to help educate the court. I will continue to post updates on our progress.
Please understand that based on the information provided above I cannot, at this time give an exact filing date. We are doing our absolute best to improve the quality of life for registrants and families

Updated December 12 2015
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Judge plans to release Texas sex offender from civil commitment
He says leaving man in program unconstitutional
Updated: December 9, 2015 9:29pm
A visiting district judge in Conroe intends to release a man from Texas’ controversial civil commitment treatment for sex offenders, on the grounds it would be unconstitutional to keep him in the program, a defense attorney and state officials confirmed Wednesday.
When the expected order is signed in the matter of Alonzo May, it will be the first time a judge has fully released someone from the program, which is based on a law that allows the state to keep those it deems violent sex offenders under supervision after their release from prison.
To date, only one person has been released from the program on a provisional basis since it was created 16 years ago. Another left the state after his civil commitment order was overturned by an appeals court.
Bill Marshall, May’s attorney, said that during a Tuesday court hearing, state District Judge P.K. Reiter told attorneys that he believed applying the statute in its current form to May would be a violation of the Texas Constitution and is ordering his release from the program.
Marshall said Reiter – who was one of first judges to preside over civil commitment trials for sex offenders in the state – asked him then to draft findings of law that would support the basis of the order releasing May.
“If he agrees with what I wrote, he can adopt all of it, some of it or none of it,” Marshall said, noting he expects the judge to sign the order.
The hearing came after May, ordered in 2013 into civil commitment, challenged his transfer from Fort Worth to a confined facility in West Texas. This year’s reforms to the civil commitment statute abolished the previous treatment program, which was supposed to operate on an outpatient model.
Marsha McLane, executive director of Texas Civil Commitment Office, which oversees the program, said the agency is awaiting a final order in the case. In the meantime, officials said, May, 56, was returned to a parole lockup in downtown Houston.
“We do not have a final order from the judge, and we can’t take any actions until we get one,” she said.
State prosecutors are also expected to file an emergency order to keep May in the program pending the outcome of an appeal they plan to file. Reiter could not be reached for comment.
Visiting judge
Texas is one of 20 states allowing for the civil commitment of convicted sex felons believed to have a likelihood of committing new sex crimes after completing their prison sentences. Those offenders are court-ordered into confinement at facilities where they are supposed to undergo treatment until they can be reintegrated into society. A Houston Chronicle investigation found that, of the more than 350 men ordered into the civil commitment program, nearly half have been sent back to prison for violating program rules, raising questions about the constitutionality of the way the program has been operated.
In June, the Legislature made sweeping reforms to the statute, in hopes of bringing it into constitutional compliance. Under the new law, offenders in the program are supposed to be in a tiered inpatient treatment program that allows them to progress to increasing levels of freedom toward an eventual release back into the community under supervision.
State Sen. John Whitmire, the architect of the new reform law, insisted Wednesday that Reiter was “just flat wrong.”
“This is the same guy who several years ago banished one of these offenders to another state, which is clearly illegal,” Whitmire said. “He’s a visiting judge who doesn’t have to stand for re-election, so he can come up with whatever he wants to – and that’s what he’s done here. Look, we rewrote the law based on the advice of legal experts. Until a federal judge tells me it’s unconstitutional, I’m going to consider it constitutional.”
The new program is headquartered at a repurposed private prison in Littlefield, in remote West Texas, about 40 miles northwest of Lubbock. Previously offenders in the program lived in halfway houses in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and El Paso and a boarding house in Austin.
Unresolved issues
May and almost all those men in those in the civil commitment program challenged their transfer into the new program, primarily on the basis that their behavior and progress in treatment would not benefit from placement in the new tiered program.
Tuesday’s hearing was requested by the state to ask Reiter, who in September refused to order May and four other men into the new program, to reconsider his decision.
State records show May was ordered into the civil-commitment program after he was released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence connected to parole violation for a sexual assault case. According to state officials, his victims included a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl.
In his argument, Marshall said he presented the judge with information by the state agency that licenses sex offender treatment providers that stated outpatient treatment was more successful than inpatient. He also showed him a picture of the Littlefield facility from the Texas Civil Commitment Office’s handbook on the program, showing him the prison-like atmosphere that appears to still exist. Because they are supposed to be in a therapeutic environment, offenders in civil commitment can not be housed in lockup or prison facilities by law.
Reiter concluded that he felt recent reforms made to the program now made it unconstitutional if applied to May, Marshall said.
All with the exception of May ordered into the new program have now been taken to the Littlefield facility.
“I think it’s a recognition that issues with the statute have not been resolved,” Marshall said. “And it’s a big step toward getting them resolved.”

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Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.

This blog is not for people to be critical of what is posted here and if the reader is critical of anything here than that means they did not read the disclaimer on the top of each of the pages here and are not welcome here and should stop reading and leave this blog upon my request and in the name of freedom of speech, and my rights as a American citizen.
No sexual abuse is ever acceptable. Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. Current laws and policies that paint all sex offenders with one broad brush are counter- productive, wasteful, and cause needless harm. Each offense must be judged on its own merits with a punishment that fits the crime and does not waste taxpayer dollars. The public sex offender registry and residency restriction laws do not protect children but instead ostracize and dehumanize individuals and their families. Money spent on purely punitive measures would be better used for prevention, healing, and rehabilitation.

The author of SO FAQ does not affiliate with any other organization or people on the internet or the world for that matter. I have been saying this since I first logged on to the internet. Just because I like organizations like the ACLU; does not mean I believe in everything they believe in or stand for. Just like in our great country when we vote; we will never believe in everything the candidate we vote for; believes in or stands for. That doe not mean we are should not vote.

I am going to repost this from Page 3 because that page is all acting funky. :

Updated December 12 2015
Send email to vendsley@cityofconroe.org and cvbinfo@cityofconroe.org and go to this page to log in:
http://www.cityofconroe.org/i-want-to/service-request to send another email
Please forward this email to: District Judge P.K. Reiter
I support Judge P.K. Reiter in support of his plan to release Texas sex offender from civil commitment because it is unconstitutional.
Thank you for your time,
Reference:
Judge plans to release Texas sex offender from civil commitment
He says leaving man in program unconstitutional
From: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Judge-plans-to-release-Texas-sex-offender-from-6687875.php
Updated: December 9, 2015 9:29pm
A visiting district judge in Conroe intends to release a man from Texas’ controversial civil commitment treatment for sex offenders, on the grounds it would be unconstitutional to keep him in the program, a defense attorney and state officials confirmed Wednesday.

It is like I always say when you stand in judgment of sex offenders you usually become one or are one already:

Correction December 12 2015: Actually what I always say allot on this blog: watch out for the ones that say things like all sex offenders should burn in hell; they are most likely sex offenders themselves.

From: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2015/1211/Guilty-verdict-for-Oklahoma-cop-in-serial-rape-trial-A-national-problem
December 11, 2015
Guilty verdict for Oklahoma cop in serial rape trial: A national problem
A former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of multiple charges of sexually violating women he encountered while on duty. Women being sexual abused by police is an often overlooked nationwide trend.

Then there is the military and never mind politicians of which we never find out about in most cases; I suspect. I remember the head of investigations of the military sex offences unreported: committed sex offences while in charge of the investigations. In my quest to find information on that I found this instead:

From: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/05/04/pentagon-accused-of-withholding-sex-crimes-info/26859185/

WASHINGTON — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major…

and this:

From: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/05/04/pentagon-accused-of-withholding-sex-crimes-info/26859185/

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — With a single star studded on each shoulder of his immaculate dress blues, Brig. General waited his turn to go through the metal detectors at the federal courthouse at Fort Bragg, just like everyone else…

I got this email yesterday December 12, 2015; from Lambda Legal, this is very sick stuff:

If you’re like me, you don’t like to focus on negative things. But you also know that when you ignore problems, they don’t go away – they only get worse.

And here’s a familiar problem that is cropping up yet again: Even as people of many faiths come together to celebrate love, family, and community this holiday season, enemies of equality are misusing religion as a tool to spread hate and an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people.
In one very stark example, last month at the “National Religious Liberties Conference” in Des Moines, Iowa, Reverend Kevin Swanson called for “the death penalty for homosexuals.”

Reverend Swanson’s hate-filled words might seem out of step with the times. But other speakers at the same conference included Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Respected by many, these men have power over millions of lives – and when asked about Swanson’s remarks, they refused to refute them.

From: http://www.accesshollywood.com/articles/erin-andrews-seeking-75m-judgment-peeping-lawsuit/
I am really hoping she wins this lawsuit:
Erin Andrews Seeking $75M Judgment In Peeping Lawsuit
October 17, 2015 2:46 PM PDT
Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews is seeking a $75 million judgment against the Marriott hotel chain and a man who admitted making secret nude tapes of her in 2008.
The lawsuit filed in Nashville in 2010 was amended this week to include the dollar amount the former ESPN reporter is suing for on the basis of negligence and invasion of privacy.
Michael David Barrett, of Westmont, Illinois, in 2009 pleaded guilty in federal court in Los Angeles to renting hotel rooms next to Andrews in three cities, altering the peepholes and shooting videos in two locations in Columbus, Ohio, and in Nashville.
The lawsuit alleges the Nashville hotel agreed to Barret’s request to book a room next to where Andrews was staying.
Marriott declined to comment on pending litigation.
Read more at http://www.accesshollywood.com/articles/erin-andrews-seeking-75m-judgment-peeping-lawsuit/#l7xkYrLwa5ch0uLj.99

A great day for the true nature of the great state of Texas. Texas is the freedom of America and where it’s defenders ring true grit. True grit is true valor. True valor is valiant; not the underhanded trickery of a coward. True valor is merciless against crime; but at the same time is valiant. Valiant like a true hero’s; and that will never be taken from a true Texan in law enforcement. That will never be taken from the true hero’s of law enforcement all over America; like my father and his fellow officers, I remember from my youth.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Judge-frees-sex-offender-declares-state-program-6698609.php
Judge frees sex offender, declares state program unconstitutional
Civil commitment program declared unconstitutional
By Mike Ward and Anita Hassan |
December 14, 2015
A visiting judge in Conroe set free a twice-convicted sex offender the state had classified as too dangerous to live in society without supervision Monday, the first time anyone has been fully released from Texas’ controversial civil commitment program in its 16-year history.
In ordering the immediate freedom for Alonzo May, 56, visiting state District Judge P.K. Reiter declared that key revisions to the state’s civil commitment program by the Texas Legislature earlier this year were unconstitutional.
His order denied the state’s request for an emergency order keeping May in custody pending an appeal.
Monday’s ruling came after May, ordered into civil commitment in 2013, challenged his transfer from a Dallas halfway house to the former prison in Littlefield, about 40 miles northwest of Lubbock, which Reiter’s order noted “has two chain-link fences topped by concertina wire around its perimeter.”
The decision, expected since last week after Reiter questioned the legality of the Legislature’s reforms, struck a blow to the state’s efforts to correct acknowledged legal flaws that had threatened to derail the continued operation of Texas’ civil commitment program, which already was facing several federal court challenges.

Even if Reiter’s decision is overturned by higher courts, it could trigger additional litigation from other offenders, who, like May, were forced to participate in the new program, officials and attorneys familiar with the program warned.
Within hours of the judge’s decision, May was in Houston to catch a bus to Grand Prairie, where he plans to live.
“He can’t wait to get home and start helping care for his elderly mother,” said his attorney, Bill Marshall of Houston.
Due process hearing
In his ruling, Reiter said the Legislature rewrote the law to change the program from outpatient treatment to inpatient and then unconstitutionallyapplied that change retroactively to cover May and others already in the old civil commitment program.
He also said that a due-process hearing provided to May before his transfer to the new inpatient program was made official was illegal, as well.
“Although called ‘due process,’ the only possible result that would provide any treatment was tiered inpatient treatment” at a former private prison in West Texas that “has all the characteristics of a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison facility,” Reiter said. “There was no credible evidence presented that tiered inpatient treatment would provide better benefits to Alonzo May than outpatient treatment required” when he was placed into the program.
The Legislature’s rewrite of the law “failed to meet constitutional muster in that the requisite involuntary commitment of Alonzo May … is retroactive, punitive and a denial of Alonzo May’s due process rights under both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions,” Reiter’s order states.
Under Texas’ civil commitment law, the state can keep felons convicted of at least two violent sex crimes under supervision after they leave prison if they are deemed likely to reoffend.
“Basically, (Reiter) felt the only way to protect the rights of Mr. May and all Texas citizens was to order him released, since he found the statute unconstitutional,” Marshall said.
Katherine Wise, deputy press secretary for Attorney General Ken Paxton, said late Monday that state lawyers were “considering our options,” which other officials said likely would include an appeal.
“I disagree with the ruling,” said state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, the author of the new law. “We drafted the legislation with the help and assistance of the attorney general’s office … and I would expect this decision will be overturned in due order.”
Transfer challenged
State records show May was ordered into the civil-commitment program following his release from prison after serving a 15-year sentence for a parole violation connected to a sexual assault case. According to state officials, his sexual assault victims included a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl.
Texas is one of 20 states with a civil commitment program for repeat violent sex offenders. Those offenders are court-ordered into confinement at facilities where they are supposed to undergo treatment until they can be reintegrated into society.
A 2014 Houston Chronicle investigation found that, of the more than 350 men ordered into Texas’ civil commitment program, nearly half were sent back to prison for violating program rules, raising questions about the constitutionality of the way the program has been operated.
Last May, lawmakers made sweeping reforms to the program in hopes of bringing it into compliance with constitutional requirements. Under the new law, offenders in the program are supposed to be in a tiered inpatient treatment program that allows them to progress to increasing levels of freedom toward an eventual release back into the community under supervision.
Previously, offenders in the program lived in halfway houses in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and El Paso and a boarding house in Austin.
May and almost all of the men in the civil commitment program had challenged their transfers into the new program, primarily on the basis that their behavior and progress in treatment would not benefit from the new program. All but May lost their challenges and were moved to Littlefield.
In September, Reiter had refused to order May and four other men into the new program, a decision state officials had expected to get overturned. Reiter later sent the other four – none of whom was represented by a lawyer – to Littlefield without challenging the legality of the moves.
Judge’s past cases
Reiter was the first Texas judge to assign people to the civil-commitment program after it was created in 1999, and had engendered controversy last year after the Chronicle revealed he signed a court ruling ordering a 44-year-old man to leave Texas and move to Virginia after completing a 12-year prison sentence for indecency with a child in Fort Worth and aggravated sexual assault of a child in Dallas.
Banishment is illegal under Texas’ constitution.
Nicolas Hughes, an assistant public defender in Houston who represents several men in the program, noted that Reiter had presided over civil commitment trials for several years.
“The fact that he has concluded that this program has been run in an unconstitutional direction is significant,” Hughes said.
He stressed the only authority the Texas Civil Commitment Office has is that granted by law or under a court order. He said when the agency tried to move those under its supervision to the Littlefield facility, they were doing so in a way not permitted by the law, violating the civil rights of those in civil commitment.
“This is the epitome of bad government,” Hughes said.

Hero
Right on Texas Voices!
I always recommend donations to this great organization. It takes a great Texan to protect Texans constitutional rights.
WEST LAKE HILLS, Texas (KXAN) — Texas Voices for Reason and Justice, Inc., has filed a lawsuit against the City of West Lake Hills for its “sex offender residency restriction ordinance” (SORRO) which prohibits where registered sex offenders can live.
The nonprofit organization’s primary organizational purpose, as described in the petition, “is to promote a more balanced, effective and rational criminal justice system… and support persons required to register for sex related offenses and their families.”
The lawsuit claims West Lake Hills’ SORRO is legally invalid because “general law” cities in Texas, those with populations less than 5,000, have no constitutional authority to enact ordinances which prohibit where registered sex offenders may reside. Texas Voices for Reason and Justice says because of the city’s additional restrictions, a registered sex offender is essentially banned from residing within the City of West Lake Hills.
 Thursday, December 17, 2015 from: http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2015/12/
Why Texas’ civil commitment program was found unconstitutional
After Nancy Bunin did such a great job of analyzing Texas’ sex-offender civil commitment legislation this spring, I asked her to author a guest post explaining the import of a recent, widely publicized ruling declaring the program unconstitutional and releasing the first Texas sex offender ever from civil commitment restrictions. Here’s what she wrote. Thanks Nancy for agreeing to do this. UPDATE: An appellate court overturned part of this ruling but “did not address Reiter’s issues with the legality of the civil commitment program.”
 Recently the Honorable P.K Reiter made headlines by finding Chapter 841 of the Texas Health and Safety Code unconstitutional. On Monday, December 14, Judge Reiter agreed with Defense Counsel Bill Marshall’s conclusion that the involuntary commitment of Alonzo May under the recently amended law was punitive and a denial of the man’s due process rights under both Texas and U.S.
 (May was previously ordered into outpatient treatment as a repeat sex offender)
 Earlier this year I submitted an article contemplating the proposed changes pending in the 84th Texas Legislature concerning amendment of the Texas Health & Safety Code Chapter 841, the law providing for the civil commitment of repeat sex offenders. Unfortunately, though extensive changes in the law put into effect on June 17, 2015, the law is still problematic. The new laws failed to adopt many suggestions, calculated to address many of the significant problems with the civil commitment program, offered by attorneys that represent men in civil commitment.
 The civil commitment law was enacted in 1999 and approximately 400 men have been committed. Approximately one-half of those men have been sent back to prison for technical rule violations (not new offenses). No man has ever been allowed to complete the program, been recommended for release by the TCCO and then released by the court.
 Either late last year or early this year, Avalon and GEO (the companies who operated the half-way houses where the vast majority of men in civil commitment were confined) informed the State that they would not renew the contracts pursuant to which they housed men in civil commitment. The State’s solution was to contract with Correct Care Recovery Solutions to house all of the men in a vacant private prison.
 When the law was amended this summer the outpatient program was changed to inpatient program. In July, employees from TCCO made presentations to the men living in halfway houses in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Houston. They were given a copy of the new statute and told they could either sign an agreement to voluntarily be placed in the new inpatient program or they would have a “Due Process” hearing in Montgomery County District Court.
 Men previously ordered into outpatient treatment were suddenly being asked to sign a legal document with no legal advice and no details about the new program. They were told the outpatient program no longer existed and they would be moved to a facility in Littlefield, Texas. They did not know who would provide treatment and they did not know whether they would receive a treatment level equal to that which they had achieved in the outpatient program. The men have been placed in a tiered program, with Tier 1, the lowest tier, being in total confinement in the Littlefield facility and Tier 5, the highest tier, (labeled “aftercare”) being permitted to live outside the facility.
 The law requires State Counsel for Offenders, a division of the Board of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, to represent indigent persons in civil commitment proceedings. On its own, SCFO decided that “civil commitment proceedings” is defined solely as the civil commitment trial, biennial reviews and petitions for release. The decision was made at SCFO that they WOULD NOT represent these men in the “Due Process” hearings. As the majority of civilly committed men are indigent and were not helped by SCFO, they had no legal representation during the “Due Process” hearings or to determine whether to sign the agreement.
 I observed several hearings of unrepresented men. All requested an attorney, a request that was ignored by the assigned judge. In one case, the assistant attorney general argued the man did not need an attorney because he went to the law library on a regular basis.
 Enter Bill Marshall, former SCFO attorney, who continues to represent many men in civil commitment as a private attorney. During the fall months of 2015, Marshall and at least three other private attorneys represented some men in these hearings. It is my belief that Marshall represented more men than any other attorney. While I do not think Bill meant to represent everyone on a pro bono basis, it is my belief that he agreed to reasonable fees and offered very generous payment plans.
 In September it was announced the “Tiered Treatment Program” would be at the former private prison that is now owned and operated by the Correct Care Recovery Solutions in Littlefield, Texas, approximately 40 miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas.
 Correct Care Recovery Solutions also provides the treatment to the “residents” of the facility (formerly the Bill Clayton Detention Center and now known as the Texas Civil Commitment Center).
 At the time a handful of men were living or working outside facilities operated under contract with the State. No effort was made to assess whether other individual patients, many of them having made significant progress through years of treatment, should be housed in a less-restrictive setting. The decision appears to be primarily a financial one – the TCCO did not have the money or contracts for supervised, community-based housing.
 TCCO violated the patients’ civil rights by summarily placing the patients in the new inpatient program when the men were committed under the original outpatient program. To place these men in a locked facility after they had been living in half way houses, and in some cases working in the community, denied the men liberty with out due process of law.
 A few men that demonstrated exceptional progress in the outpatient program, and in some cases had completed the therapeutic portion of the program, were informed by TCCO that if they signed the agreement, they would be allowed to live independently. If those lucky few did not agree to go into the new Tiered Inpatient program, they were threatened that they would have to go to Littlefield until employees with Texas DPS Sex Offender Registration could process their new addresses. This put some of the men’s jobs in jeopardy and employment is the cornerstone of independent living and important for progress through the program.
 I assisted Bill Marshall in one “Due Process” hearing. Bill’s client had been in treatment for six years. He had been assigned to a half way house in a city that was in close proximity to highly supportive and extensive family members. His treatment provider and two case managers testified that he was doing well in the program and that family support was important to his progress. We even presented an employment counselor that was helping him find employment and his minister that said our client served as an excellent example to the rest of the men in the program. None of this support would be available to the client in Littlefield. The State offered no evidence of what treatment or opportunities would be offered in the new inpatient program.
 In that case, the assigned judge issued a modified order allowing TCCO to place our client in Inpatient Treatment. So our client is now housed over 800 miles away without the support of his long trusted treatment provider, family, minister, or employment assistance.
 Although Judge Michael T. Seiler is the presiding judge of the 435th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County, other visiting judges were assigned to assist with the monumental task of sitting in on approximately one hundred “Due Process” hearings. At least five cases were assigned to Judge Reiter. At their initial hearing all five of the men were unrepresented. Because the State offered no evidence of the new inpatient program, Judge Reiter decided the State had not carried its burden of proving that the men would benefit from the new inpatient program and refused to order the men into the new program.
 The State asked Judge Reiter to reconsider based on new documentary evidence and new testimony they would offer at a hearing. A new hearing took place on December 8. The State brought a former executive director of Council of Sex Offender Treatment (CSOT) to testify regarding the differences between the outpatient and inpatient programs and the clinical director of the TCCC to testify about the advantages of inpatient treatment program. The evidence indicated to Marshall (and seemingly to Judge Reiter) that the only significant differences between the two programs were: the inpatient program offered more hours of treatment per week; the men would not be allowed to leave the TCCO under unusual circumstances and then only under guard; and, the TCCO was actually a prison with prison environment rather than a half-way house. The clinical director agreed that there exists a difference of opinion among experts in the field of sex offender treatment about whether inpatient or outpatient treatment was preferable.
 One option the State asked Judge Reiter to consider was ordering Mr. May to simply continue his outpatient treatment in the Littlefield facility. This option flew in the face of the testimony that the outpatient program no longer existed.
 Among the evidence offered by Attorney Marshall was an aerial photograph of the Littlefield facility. Judge Reiter noted that the facility was surrounded by a high double fence topped with razor wire. There was little doubt that this was not an outpatient residential facility. In fact it was reported that Judge Reiter remarked Littlefield resembled a concentration camp!
 The United States Supreme Court has held that civil commitment of sex offenders after they have discharged their prison sentence is only constitutional as long as the purpose of the scheme is therapeutic. If the purpose of the program is to extend the punishment of the sex offender then the program is unconstitutional.
 Judge Reiter was the first judge to preside over civil commitment trials. He served as a visiting judge on over 70 civil commitment trials after he took senior status. He has observed a process that has grown far beyond the original intent of the statute that was to commit a small but dangerous group of individuals. He has observed that in the early years of the program, civilly committed men lived in private housing but were required to attend treatment after release from prison. He observed a program that required men to leave their homes and live in State contracted halfway houses and jails. Then he observed the program require these same men to move into a prison in a very remote part of Texas far from community and family support.
 Judge Reiter reached the correct conclusion of law in Alonzo May’s case. There are nearly 200 men at the Littlefield facility that were committed to outpatient treatment. Those with income are required to pay for their confinement, treatment and their required GPS ankle monitors (yes they have to wear the GPS monitors inside the prison). Not even prisoners held in TDCJ are required to wear ankle monitors or pay for the cost of their housing.
 The few men that live in transitional housing outside of Littlefield are under constant threat of being sent to confinement. Men are required to pay up to 33% percent of their income for therapy and ankle monitors. This assessment was made AFTER TCCO approved the men’s’ budget plans that allowed them to live independently.
 Apparently TCCO provides no assistance to men who have been housed in civil commitment to secure or support themselves in independent housing.
 The State still holds men in civil commitment that have completed treatment and who are no longer likely to commit predatory acts of sexual violence. The State offers far too little assistance to men to release them from commitment. The statute still puts an onerous burden on the civilly committed man to show why he should be released, rather than have the state show why they can still hold him.
 (There is late breaking news that the State continues to oppose Mr. May’s release and that his liberty is in jeopardy despite Judge Reiter’s ruling.)
 For nearly a year, legal advocates have offered to explain the constitutional deficiencies in the civil commitment program to Sen. John Whitmire and the TCCO Director in hopes that deserved men will be released and the men held in commitment will be treated humanely.
 Now would be a good time for them to seriously reconsider the assistance offered to them.
Nancy Bunin is an associate at Habern, O’Neil & Associates in Houston, Texas. She has defended men in civil commitment trials, biennial reviews, appeals, and in criminal prosecutions of civil commitment rule violations. She is co-chair of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Committee on Corrections and Parole. She wishes to express her appreciation to William Marshall, William Habern, Nicolas Hughes, and Alex Bunin for their contributions to this post.

I made this, this morning on January 8, 2016:

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Posted from this saint of man’s website: Grits for Breakfast I hope this helps someone out there:
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Writ Writer Resources
For my own purposes, Grits wanted to record links to several resources on writ writers and self-represented defendants I’ve recently run across:
•From the National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights (2010): Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook
•Columbia University Human Rights Law Review (2011): A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual
•From the Texas Civil Rights Project and the ACLU of Texas (2011): Prisoners Civil Rights Manual
•Texas State Law Library: Introduction to Legal Research
•American Association of Law Libraries: How to research a legal problem: A guide for non-lawyers

I thought this was a interesting contrast:

Perverting the course of justice is a criminal offence in England and Wales. The offence is committed when a person prevents justice from being served on him/herself or on another party. It is a common law offence, carrying a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Ok I will try to put this as simply as I can. We reap what we sew and I would hate to be of http://perverted-justice.com/ one way or another these ruthless people will have face their actions in life; like all of us. I am sure all religions would agree with that. http://perverted-justice.com/  to me is a perversion of justice and if you look on this page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perverting_the_course_of_justice you will see that in some country’s perverting the law is a punishable offence. I believe when all is said and done the denial of basic human rights of them unfairly labeled as sex offenders will someday be punishable by law; in other words all these people tormenting and torturing people unfairly labeled as a danger to society as so call predatory sex offenders will be punished by the very law they so gleefully wheeled; and rightfully so. Imagine all those so quick to throw people in the modern unnatural man made design of the filthy torcher chambers we call prisons; condemned to those very prisons themselves.

“The offence is committed when a person prevents justice from being served on him/herself or on another party. It is a common law offence, carrying a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.”

Common bro! I depend on this guy. He is my senator. I hope stuff like this helps him learn to be a better leader.

Subject: I just signed this petition asking Mitch McConnell to censure Ted Cruz — will you?
I just signed a petition calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to censure Sen. Ted Cruz for his offensive remarks calling for Hillary Clinton to be “spanked.” That kind of rhetoric has no place in our political discourse.

Join me and sign this petition:
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/cruz_misogyny?sp_ref=168902697.4.142156.e.448069.2&referring_akid=.4914083.OCsd1u&source=mailto_sp

Net Neutrality = Free Speech
Since day one, the Net Neutrality rules we fought so hard for have been under attack.
ISPs have been relentless in their push to undermine the open Internet — whether it’s buying members of Congress to do their bidding, or challenging the Net Neutrality rules in court.
But some companies like T-Mobile are charting a new path — blatantly ignoring the law by enticing their customers to throttle video content from a select handful of content providers.
Plain and simple: this is a direct violation of Net Neutrality.
Tell the FCC: Strong enforcement of Net Neutrality starts with you. Pull the plug on T-Mobile’s “Binge On.”
Maybe you’ve seen the commercials: Binge On enables all T-Mobile users to stream content for free from a handpicked pool of content providers — such as Netflix or Hulu — without it counting against their data.
For anyone who binged on Netflix’s Making a Murderer over the holidays, this sounds like a pretty fair deal — right?
Wrong. ISPs shouldn’t be in the business of prioritizing content. And recent research from EFF confirmed what we feared might happen in a scenario like this: sites like YouTube — which are not a part of the Binge On plan — are being pushed on to a slow lane, leaving users with a poor playback experience.
Click here to tell the FCC: Crack down on T-Mobile’s violation of Net Neutrality without delay.
T-Mobile’s actions send a clear message to other ISPs like AT&T and Comcast: if they can do it, why can’t we?
It sets a dangerous precedent — unless the FCC steps up to do its job. So let’s make sure that they do.

 It is my honor to recommend this great book!:

http://www.amazon.com/Enduring-Shame-Offenders-Journey-Americas-ebook/dp/B00G3EAJ3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453161674&sr=8-1&keywords=scott+verbout

Thanks for putting yourself out there Scott.

Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McG – YouTube
Video for freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTHRg_iSWzM

Your free according to Janis. I did a copy great portraits of her in watercolor.

In 2013, Scott Verbout was convicted of luring a minor over the Internet and became a registered sex offender. Verbout knows he made a terrible mistake, but even though there was no victim, and Verbout believed he had been entrapped by the police officer who arrested him, he was still convicted under current sex offense laws.

This experience became the basis for the eBook “Enduring Shame: A Sex Offender’s Journey Through America’s Legal System,” a first-person account detailing Verbout’s arrest and conviction, as well as his life on probation as a registered sex offender. Verbout, who previously wrote “An Asperger Journey: My Lifelong Battle With Autism,” also reveals how having Asperger’s syndrome, a socially debilitating form of autism, contributed to his being in this unfortunate position.

In addition to documenting his own case, Verbout offers a blistering rebuke of the country’s legal system. Using the assessments of both legal experts and mental-health professionals, Verbout paints a picture of a legal system run amok, and gives frightening examples of how current sex offense laws have been abused by law enforcement and how those laws need to be reformed. Verbout also hopes that by pointing out the injustices that occurred in his own case, his criminal conviction can be thrown out, and he provides information for anyone who would like to get involved.

Another great book; by my good buddy: Click here

Once Fallen is a two part book giving both an eyewitness account and expert testimony of the negative consequences of the current direction of sex offender legislation. Current sex offender laws focus on retribution against Former Sex Offenders while neglecting the rehabilitation of registrants, and completely ignoring tried-and-true prevention and education measures that would greatly reduce criminal sexual behavior. Current sex offender legislation create barriers to the successful reintegration of individuals who have served out their sentences. In addition, these laws help propagate the myriad of myths and lies we believe about sex crimes and those who commit them.

Once Fallen follows the seven year journey of one man to overcome his past and live as a productive member of society. The law, an unforgiving society, and internal struggles stand in the way of a reformed life. The first half of this book chronicles this man’s struggle for forgiveness in a society, overcoming insurmountable odds to atone for the sins of the past while offering hope for those facing similar personal mistakes.

The Second part of Once Fallen is the fruit of nearly a decade of research on the impact of sex offender laws. Sex offender legislation is very popular, yet have come with disastrous consequences for both the registrants living under the laws and the society that desires them. The laws have been proven largely ineffective while merely reinforcing stereotypes and myths about sex offenders. Vigilantism, social ostracism, and denial of basic needs are just a few of the negative consequences of the laws on the individual registrant. Such negative consequence give ample incentive to disobey these laws, as they ultimately punish mostly those who are rehabilitated and have no desire to recidivate.

The social consequences of these laws include failing to address the greater number of sex crimes which are committed by non-registrants, the dilution of the registries as a result of predator panic, and the perpetuating of a fear-based culture. This fear has led to hypersensitivity to sex crimes to the point laws intended for the “worst of the worst” are used against even non-sex crimes or behaviors once merely frowned upon, such as consensual teen sex. We have given up large amounts of personal and constitutional freedoms, and laws created against sex offenders are expanding into other criminal behavior, with the potential risk of punishing people based upon perceived risk alone.

Once Fallen gives you the truth behind the sex offender legislation and industry, giving you the facts you may not want to hear, but NEED to hear. As with many social panics in our society, there is money to be made in the sex offender industry, with billions of dollars at stake, leaving no desire from mass media, celebrity advocates, and legislators to tell the public the truth behind this ill-fated legislation.

Once Fallen offers a rational solution to a problem riddled with well-intentioned but failed legislation. The solution requires we think outside the box and approach the subject with an open mind.

Written by Derek Logue, advocate, webmaster at www.oncefallen.com, a critically acclaimed factual information site on sex offender topics and issues.

Although I do not like the wording of this report is still shows a step in the right direction. If there are allot of police out there that believe all this Psycho-Babble (see http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/ for example) about sex offenders that is their right. I believe the average cop out there is more like character Riggs from the Movie: Lethal Weapon (1987). A true protect and serve police officer is concerned with real crime not what some physiologist tells them about inner feelings. I was a police officers son half my life and a top performing security guard for department stores and a multi million dollar hotel, my dad’s police officer friends were my friends. I know what I am talking about.
This article is a sign of things to come and has nothing to do with  Hillary Clinton or the ACLU. It is going to happen because human beings are going to be the focus of the future not tearing down humanity and whole communities in the name of so called law. Peace on earth will be the focus of the future not prejudice and hate. You can not single out this crime or that and say this crime is worse than that crime. It is a fact that brutal physical assaults are way more traumatic than someone groping your privates for example.
Clinton will appear at event honoring ACLU, which wants to remove sex offenders from registries
After leading the charge against her husband’s female accusers, Hillary Clinton now faces another highly inconvenient and, in this case, ironic role. She’s about to appear at an event in New Hampshire where an organization trying to get molesters, rapists and other sexual abusers off the state sex offender registry will be honored.
In a nationwide effort spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union, sex offenders across the nation are petitioning for their names to be removed from state sex offender registries. The ACLU has argued, and encouraged its state affiliates to argue, that the sex offender registry is unconstitutional and undermines public safety by making it more difficult for criminals to reintegrate into a community.
Clinton will be headlining a New Hampshire National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League event Friday, celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision. There, NARAL will hand the ACLU the “2016 Champion for Choice Award.”
NARAL is knowingly and willingly honoring an organization that has an appalling history of providing legal support for sex offenders throughout the nation. And Hillary will be right there to join the celebration.
The ACLU has been fighting the constitutionality of sex registries with the help of local ACLU affiliates in states such as Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, Nevada, Missouri and New Hampshire. In the Granite State, which holds the nation’s first primary, the ACLU represented a particularly evil client, one Norman St. Hilaire, who admitted abusing his own adopted daughter.
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John Hardenbergh, a former criminal justice fellow at the ACLU, said on the organization’s website: “We’ve gotten used to having few friends on this issue. We’re okay with this. We didn’t get into this business in order to make friends. With the exception of the criminal defense bar, there just aren’t a whole lot of people who want to stand up for the rights of sex offenders.”
Shockingly, Hillary, like the ACLU, has a history of defending sex offenders as well. One of the most significant cases of her legal career was a 1975 effort defending Thomas Alfred Taylor, a then 41-year-old accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. According to recordings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Clinton herself suggested that she knew Taylor was guilty of raping the innocent girl and used a legal technicality to plead him down to a lesser charge.
In the recordings, Clinton’s satisfaction in defending Taylor was stunning.
“I had him take a polygraph, which he passed — which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” she added with a laugh.
In a court affidavit, Clinton attacked the credibility of the rape victim, saying, “I have also been told by an expert in child psychology that children in early adolescence tend to exaggerate or romanticize sexual experiences and that adolescents in disorganized families, such as the complainant’s, are even more prone to exaggerate behavior.”
In February 2015, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled in favor of St. Hilaire, a convicted child sex offender, allowing him to petition for his removal from the sex offender registry list. The court stated that “lifetime” offenders convicted before the creation of New Hampshire’s sexual offender registry in 1994 can petition to have their names removed. One of St. Hilaire’s attorneys is Gilles Bissonnette, who is a staff attorney for the ACLU and legal director for the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union. One of the reasons St. Hilaire wanted to be removed as a lifetime offender from the registry was because it would give him access to federally subsidized public housing. The ACLU defended him knowing this.
In 1987, St. Hilaire had pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious sexual assault — but he was never charged for almost a decade worth of heinous crimes he also allegedly committed. The victim of the crimes to which he pleaded was his adopted daughter, who was sexually abused from the age of 5 until she was a teenager. St. Hilaire confessed to a counselor that he had sexually abused her for almost 10 years. The confession was reported to the local police department, but the family had recently moved and unfortunately, St. Hilaire’s confession only applied to the crimes he committed while in the new town — hence the two counts to which he pleaded guilty.
The state of New Hampshire has a “three-tiered” system for sexual offenders, with the first tier being the lowest level offense. However, third-tier offenders are the most dangerous — with convictions of aggravated felonious sexual assault including penetration of a child under the age of 13, relegating them to permanent lifetime offender status.
In New Hampshire, third-tier offenders have to remain on the registry for life, but due to the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling, anyone on the registry prior to 1994 is now allowed to petition to be removed without any rules and without victim protections. Under the court’s ruling, victims are not notified when an offender petitions to be removed from the registry and when a judge allows the offender to be taken off of the registry. As of right now, there are no judicial guidelines. In fact, the New Hampshire Supreme Court stated that it’s up to the Legislature to determine the guidelines.
As a result, potentially dangerous sexual offenders are being removed from the registry, and in at least four New Hampshire cases, without any hearing, victim notification, or input.
Currently, there is legislation (SB 468-FN) introduced by New Hampshire state Sen. Jeb Bradley, which would determine guidelines for this new class of third-tier offenders who may now apply to be removed from the registry. The bill responds to the state Supreme Court decision by creating guidelines for third-tier sex offenders who, as a result of the decision, may now petition for removal from the registry. It also would require the court to provide notice of a sex offender’s petition to the county attorney who prosecuted the case, the victim advocate, and the victim or victim’s family, and permit those parties to be heard on the petition as well as an opportunity to be heard in court. This crucial bill has a hearing on Jan. 26, just four days after the ACLU receives their award.
According to the New Hampshire Department of Safety, there are more than 850 child sex offenders who were convicted before the creation of the 1994 registry. Thanks to the efforts of the ACLU and the NHCLU, they are now eligible to petition their removal as a result of this ruling.
It appears as though birds of a feather fly together. The ACLU and Hillary Clinton have something in common when it comes to defending dangerous child sex offenders.
The ACLU will be honored at this New Hampshire event by NARAL, an organization that claims to be a champion and defender of women. It’s the same dubious claim made by Hillary Clinton.

Warning world do not let the our country; the United States adopt your children. We are a nation of predatory sex offenders according to our politicians and police forces and the rest of the world’s opinion of us.
This article does not mention it but it was portrayed on RT https://www.rt.com/ like that when this story broke.
In late 2012, Putin signed into law a controversial piece of legislation barring American families from adopting Russian children. The law came amid a hysterical state media campaign that erroneously alleged that Russian children were being systematically abused by their adoptive American families, and after Russia’s top official for children’s’ rights, Pavel Astakhov, falsely accused a Texan mother of killing her adopted Russian child.
“When the anti-adoption law was passed, it felt as though anti-Americanism had hit a fevered pitch,” says Jennifer Gasper, a U.S. citizen who was deported from Russia in 2014 in what critics claim was an attempt to put pressure on her Russian husband, a prominent human rights lawyer. “It may be that I felt it much more personally because I was now mother of an adopted child, but nonetheless, there was an unmistakable sense that Americans were no longer friends of Russia.”
My favorite city in Texas has been and will always be Austin Texas and it’s surrounding small towns.:
AUSTIN — In a decision that could presage other releases, a state appeals court in Beaumont on Thursday ordered an 83-year-old man be immediately freed from a controversial supervision program for sex offenders because he no longer qualifies to be in it.

Are you a senior citizen like me and wondering what to vote for?
Lets see what the experts have to say about this:

https://ourfuture.org/
What’s at stake in the early primary and caucus states?
It’s not delegates, or momentum or even whether the Donald’s campaign (and ego) inevitably come crashing down to earth.
It’s a story that won’t get reported, but it’s one we should all pay attention to.  It’s one in five seniors who are living in poverty.  It’s a generation of workers without pensions who will have to rely even more on Social Security.   Believe it or not, this is our best chance to do something about this.
We’ve spent years defending Social Security from cuts.  It’s been hard and we have won some big battles.  But the goal is making sure no senior has to live in poverty.
We have a brief window during these competitive early primaries to force every candidate to make a commitment to increase benefits, stand openly against any cuts, and sustain the system for the long term.
Right now Campaign for America’s Future is working with dozens of groups to get candidates on the record, and prevent them from dodging and hedging

Elaine Harmon got to sit where only a fraction of Americans ever will: in the cockpit of our nation’s military aircraft, flying noncombat missions in World War II. Today, Elaine’s ashes sit somewhere very different: her daughter’s closet.
Elaine was one of about 1,000 civilian women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, during World War II. They performed a critical service that ran the gamut from training male combat pilots to ferrying planes across the country. WASPs were recognized as veterans in 1977, awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010, and had their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery — until a recent change in Army policy prohibited their inurnment. And unless that change is undone, Elaine’s family and many others are left to wait for the final recognition their loved ones deserve.
Correct This Injustice for Women WWII Pilots
Urge your lawmakers to support the Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act

This is big! Brought to you by who I have supported since I started this blog. From the great people of California Reform Sex Offender Laws!
From:
Rep. Chris Smith, New Jersey Republican (Associated Press)
By Andrea Noble – The Washington Times – Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A criminal justice advocacy group is prepared to sue the federal government if President Obama signs into law a measure requiring child-sex offenders to be identified as such on their passports — a move they say is as hypocritical for a president pushing for broad criminal justice reform.
The House and Senate this week resolved differences in versions of the bill, known as the “International Megan’s Law,” which is meant to make it harder for pedophiles to travel abroad. The final version requires that individuals convicted of sex offenses involving minors obtain a “unique identifier” on their passports that would alert immigration authorities in other countries of their prior convictions.
“This is the first time in the history of our country that any American citizen will have a unique identifier on their passport,” said lawyer Janice Bellucci, who as the president of the group California Reform Sex Offender Laws has brought prior lawsuits challenging sex offender laws. “Who is the next group? Is it going to be Muslims if Donald Trump becomes president?”
Though the White House has not yet indicated whether Mr. Obama intends to sign or veto the law, Ms. Bellucci said her organization is preparing to mount a legal challenge if it is adopted.
“We believe it violates so many constitutional rights of our citizens, we just cannot ignore it,” she said.
The measure was sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, New Jersey Republican, who has been pushing for the legislation for eight years. If signed into law by Mr. Obama, the legislation would also require any registered sex offender planning to travel abroad to inform law enforcement officials at least 21 days in advance; authorize a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to notify destination countries of those offenders’ intended travel; and to allow for information sharing with other countries to identify foreign nationals who are sex offenders planning to travel to the U.S.
“It is imperative and long overdue that the United States take the child protection lessons it has learned domestically with the successful notification systems first created by Megan’s Laws and expand them globally to prevent convicted U.S. sex offenders from harming children abroad,” said Mr. Smith in a statement released Monday following the passage of the law.
The law is named for Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who in 1994 was sexually assaulted and killed by a convicted sex offender who lived across the street from her family.
Over the last decade, lawmakers and courts have had a mixed take on sex offender laws. Several states, including Florida, Oklahoma and Louisiana require sex offenders to obtain a special driver’s license that identifies them as such. Meanwhile restrictions on where offenders could live have been struck down by courts in California, Massachusetts and New York.
Given the commitment that both Congress and the president have professed over the last year for criminal justice reform, advocates see the passage of the federal sex offender law as backsliding.
For 29-year-old Josh Gravens, who said he was placed on the Texas sex offender registry for an incident that occurred when he was 13, the stigma has already led to bouts of homelessness and trouble keeping a job. He fears that a “scarlet letter” on his passport will only marginalize him further when he travels.
“I believe that if the president really means what he says about criminal justice, he will veto the bill,” said Mr. Gravens, who through his advocacy group Organize Justice, has pushed for broad criminal justice reform. “And I’m watching with anticipation that he keeps his promises.”
An official from the State Department, which would oversee the passport demarcation, declined to comment Wednesday on the legislation.
But according to a 2010 Government Accountability Office, the State Department in 2008 issued 4,500 passports to sex offenders of all categories. The State Department noted at the time however that there was “no evidence that the offenders used their passports to commit sex offenses abroad.”

Minnesota Sex Offender Program to provisionally free 4th man

Updated 9:49 am, Monday, February 8, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul Police Department will hold a public meeting Wednesday on the upcoming release of a man from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
Fifty-year-old Oliver Lenell Dority would be just the fourth person in the program’s more than 20-year history to be provisionally released. Dority was sent to prison in 1995 after pleading guilty to raping two women. He was civilly committed to the program in 2009.
His attorney, Mary Huot, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/1Q3p5Rk ) that Dority was a diligent participant in treatment and never got sent back to a lower level for infractions. She says he’ll be kept under intensive supervision at a residential facility in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood.
The state is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the program is unconstitutional.

This is great because I know like Princeton and other small towns around and in Collin County, Texas; have schools as the center point of the town. Think about, isn’t this a great example of the good people of Texas? The town makes the schools the nicest building in town, and rightly so. Why wouldn’t the locals want to live near the good and right focal point of the town? People that live in Texas love Texas and that will never change.

Dozens of small towns across Texas are dropping ordinances that prevent convicted sex offenders from living near schools, parks, and daycare centers.
The moves come after a non-profit group started raising awareness of a statement made by Gov. Greg Abbott when he was attorney general in 2007. He issued an opinion stating stating general-law cities have no legal right to restrict where registered sex offenders may live.
Winters and Hamlin are two of more than 20 cities repealing their ordinances. The change comes after the non-profit group Texas Voices for Reason and Justice sent letters to city officials in more than 40 cities saying the ordinance was illegal.
“We’re a general [law] city, which means we have to rule by the penal code of the state laws. We don’t have as much freedom to write laws,” said Winters Police Chief Randall Davis. General law cities have populations below 5,000.
Davis said the city does not have the funds to fight a court battle.
Winters has more than a dozen registered sex offenders, Hamlin has less than five.
Before the ordinances were repealed, they were required to live at least one thousand feet from any school, park or daycare.
Davis said the news of the repeal has residents questioning their safety in the small town.
“[There are] concerns around [offenders] being around the schools, the daycare centers, the youth centers around town, in the parks – they’re concerned for their children,” Davis said, describing phone calls he has received from residence.
Davis said the offenders will still be required to register their address with the city. Abilene attorney Sam Moore said the address registry should be enough.
“If they’re required to follow the registration laws, tell the authorities if they move, [and we] make them report more often and get them some outpatient treatment, they shouldn’t be treated like animals,” Moore said.
Chief Davis said although he has his concerns, he will uphold the law. The Texas Municipal League is pushing for legislation that reverses Abbott’s decision.

Hey North Carolina; I love you I do. I been through North Carolina when I was a kid and was blown away by the warm weather compared to Connecticut where I am from. I smelled the smell of pine trees for mile and miles and miles going through the entire state in a vehicle, if that is not enough to tell you I do not know what to say. I hate Facebook too; North Carolina I do. I am all about being a simple man; I am from Texas after all. I guess I am not hip enough for social media though. I never got social media at all. As far as I know, as of late; it is involved in allot of organized crime and in your face pornography, from what I here on the network news. I am not putting people down for using social media at all for positive things; at all, though. Jesus was accused for hanging out with sinners while healing and feeding thousands of people at the same time; so, I can not judge against all of Facebook ever.
When I read this I gasped at how unconstitutional and un-American it is! I am glad the ACLU is all over this. That is one of the reasons I have been a paid for member of the ACLU for over 20 years now.
Hundreds of South Carolina Prisoners Sent to Solitary Confinement Over Facebook
by Dave Maass
In the South Carolina prison system, accessing Facebook is an offense on par with murder, rape, rioting, escape and hostage-taking.
Back in 2012, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) made “Creating and/or Assisting with a Social Networking Site” a Level 1 offense, a category reserved for the most violent violations of prison conduct policies. It’s one of the most common Level 1 offense charges brought against prisoners, many of whom, like most social network users, want to remain in contact with friends and family in the outside world and keep up on current events. Some prisoners ask their families to access their online accounts for them, while many access the Internet themselves through a contraband cell phone (possession of which is yet another Level 1 offense).
Through a request under South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act and other public records, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) found that, over the last three years, prison officials have brought more than 400 disciplinary cases for “social networking” – almost always for using Facebook. The offenses come with heavy penalties, such as years in solitary confinement and deprivation of virtually all privileges, including visitation and telephone access. In 16 cases, prisoners were sentenced to more than a decade in what’s called disciplinary detention, with at least one prisoner receiving more than 37 years in isolation.
The sentences are so long because SCDC issues a separate Level 1 violation for each day that a prisoner accesses a social network. A prisoner who posts five status updates over five days would receive five separate Level 1 violations, while a prisoner who posted 100 updates in one day would receive only one.
In other words, if a South Carolina prisoner caused a riot, took three hostages, murdered them, stole their clothes and then escaped, he could still wind up with fewer Level 1 offenses than a prisoner who updated Facebook every day for two weeks.
So extreme is the application of this policy that SCDC is forced to regularly suspend solitary confinement sentences because of a lack of space in disciplinary segregation. In many cases, the punishments associated with using social media are so unnecessarily long that prisoners will never actually serve them since they exceed their underlying prison sentences.
Prison systems have a legitimate interest in keeping contraband devices out of their facilities and preventing prisoners from engaging in illegal activities through the Internet. But South Carolina’s policy goes too far, and not only because of the shockingly disproportionate punishments. The policy is also incredibly broad; it can be applied to any reason a prisoner may ask someone outside to access the Internet for them, such as having a family member manage their online financial affairs, working with activists to organize an online legal defense campaign, sending letters to online news sites, or just staying in touch with family and friends to create the type of community support crucial to reintegrating into society.
There is also a censorship component.
Facebook has processed hundreds of requests from SCDC officers who want prisoners’ profiles taken down. Facebook’s stated policy is to suspend these pages under the auspices of Terms of Service (ToS) violations – specifically, purported violations of terms banning users from using aliases or sharing passwords with third parties – effectively allowing SCDC to censor prisoners’ online speech. Yet, as described below, Facebook goes beyond its stated policy and agrees to SCDC requests to censor prisoner pages even when no ToS violation has been alleged. In addition, Facebook seems to have taken no action against SCDC investigators who regularly violate these same terms in uncovering prisoner profiles.
What’s more, this process is veiled in secrecy, with both Facebook and SCDC failing to create a public record paper trail documenting the takedown of prisoner pages.
It’s time for South Carolinians to demand a review of this policy and for Facebook to reevaluate its role in helping prison systems censor and excessively punish prisoners.
Social Media in South Carolina Lockups
Prisons and jails across the country have been looking for new ways to keep prisoners off the Internet, not only by investing in controversial new cell-tracking technologies such as Stingrays and DRTboxes, but also using social networks as avenues to find and punish prisoners.
South Carolina adopted a Level 1 social media offense to punish “Creating and/or Assisting with a Social Networking Site,” defined as: “The facilitation, conspiracy, aiding, abetting in the creation or updating of an Internet web site or social networking site.”
SCDC defines “social networking” very broadly, covering everything from YouTube and Twitter to blogs and email, although all of the cases EFF reviewed involved Facebook. Investigations are conducted by corrections officers and prisoners are convicted during disciplinary hearings that often last mere minutes.
Since the policy was implemented, SCDC has brought 432 disciplinary cases against 397 prisoners, with more than 40 prisoners receiving more than two years in solitary confinement.
Here are some of the most severe social media punishments we’ve seen:
• In October 2013, Tyheem Henry received 13,680 days (37.5 years) in disciplinary detention and lost 27,360 days (74 years) worth of telephone, visitation and canteen privileges, and 69 days of good time – all for 38 posts on Facebook.
• In June 2014, Walter Brown received 12,600 days (34.5 years) in disciplinary detention and lost 25,200 days (69 years) in telephone, visitation and canteen privileges, and 875 days (2.4 years) of good time – all for 35 posts on Facebook.
• In May 2014, Jonathan McClain received 9,000 days (24.6 years) in disciplinary detention and lost 18,000 days (49 years) in telephone, visitation and canteen privileges, and 30 days of good time – all for 25 posts on Facebook.
The average punishment length for a “social networking” case was 517 days in disciplinary detention, and the average length of lost privileges was even longer. [Update: We originally reported the average as 512. After a subsequent review, we have concluded the number was slightly higher].
So disproportionate are these punishments that South Carolina doesn’t have space in disciplinary detention for all the offenders and “regularly” is forced to put the punishments on hold. In the cases of the three above prisoners, SCDC says that none will serve the full punishment since they will be released from prison within the next five to 10 years.
As punishment for social media use, prisoners also lose “good time” days that would had otherwise resulted in early release. Since 2012, prisoners have collectively lost 14,564 “good time” days, the equivalent of 44 extra years in prison. In fiscal terms, that’s approximately $842,000 more that taxpayers will have to pay to keep prisoners behind bars – just because they posted on Facebook.
Social Media Investigations
SCDC investigators use a variety of tools to catch prisoners on social media. Sometimes, evidence is obtained during cell phone searches. Other times, investigators simply hear prisoners talking about accessing Facebook.
In summer 2014, SCDC launched a mechanism for crowdsourcing social media investigations with a prominent button on the front page of its website, encouraging the public to report prisoners using social media to SCDC. In only eight months, SCDC collected more than 230 submissions from the public about prisoners using social networks and cell phones.
SCDC also uses outside contractors in its investigations, paying $12,500 to an unnamed entity for unspecified services. All but the price tag was redacted from the document provided to EFF under South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act.
Certain other tactics are more alarming. In response to inquiries from EFF, SCDC acknowledged that staff obtained prisoner passwords through various means, including from prisoners informing on other prisoners, family members, and the prisoners themselves. In violation of Facebook’s Terms of Service, SCDC staff have used those passwords to access prisoner accounts.
SCDC investigators have also created fake social media profiles in order to catch prisoners in the act – again, a clear violation of Facebook’s Terms of Service. Unfortunately, all information regarding these investigations is shielded from disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
In addition to the potential legal issues these practices may raise, the policies also pose problems for Facebook, which, as of February 3, 2015, had processed 512 “deactivation requests” from South Carolina corrections officers since 2012.
Facebook: Prison Censor
Facebook has made it all too easy for prisons to report prisoners for having profiles: the site has a form titled “Inmate Account Takedown Request.” A corrections officer only needs to enter a few pieces of information about the prisoner – the prisoner’s name, profile link and the crime for which they’re being imprisoned, but not the purported violation of Facebook’s Terms of Service – to get the prisoner’s profile taken down.
In direct discussions with EFF, Facebook repeatedly asserted it does not enforce prison policies. Rather, according to Facebook, when a corrections officer contacts Facebook about a prisoner page, Facebook staff may suspend the account on the grounds that the prisoner violated the site’s Terms of Service.
Specifically, Facebook pointed to terms that forbid users from sharing their passwords or otherwise allowing other people to access their accounts, a practice common among prisoners. Facebook claims that they suspend prisoner accounts for violations of this policy not only because of the ToS violation, but also because it protects the prisoner’s privacy. Facebook also forbids the use of aliases, which prisoners also frequently employ.
However, prisons are very aware of how to exploit Facebook’s Terms of Service, with the Federal Bureau of Prisons even quoting the terms in handbooks and presentations, adding that “Facebook also deactivates prisoner pages, regardless of who set up the page.”
Facebook says this isn’t true, but its claim that it does not enforce prison policies is contradicted by correspondence that shows Facebook explicitly censored a South Carolina prisoner’s page when no ToS violation was alleged.
In July 2014, a South Carolina corrections officer emailed Facebook asking for the removal of the profile of a prisoner who had violated prison policy by accessing Facebook through a cell phone. Accessing Facebook through a contraband cell phone in itself does not seem to be a ToS violation. But as the below email shows, Facebook still removed the page – not for a ToS violation, but for breach of “inmate regulations.”
Thanks for your report. We’ve removed the reported account from Facebook for not following inmate regulations.” – from “Julio” in Facebook’s Community Operations, email dated June 31, 2014.
Remarkably, this email exchange occurred after Facebook assured EFF it was not doing this exact thing.
This was the only email chain between Facebook and SCDC that EFF received in response to its FOIA request. That’s because Facebook’s system allows for secret censorship. Prisoner takedown requests usually occur through Facebook’s online form, which, as a Facebook employee told SCDC in a follow-up email, does not generate a receipt email. This means that more than 500 prisoner take down requests have been filed without any kind of paper trail accessible to the prisoner or the public – a lack of transparency that is simply not acceptable when government-instigated censorship is involved.
Even if you take Facebook at its word – i.e., that it only enforces its own Terms of Service (despite the evidence to the contrary) – Facebook is guilty of applying a double standard when it comes to ToS violations. SCDC’s practice of logging into prisoners’ accounts and creating fake profiles is a clear violation of not only its ToS, but also the very same terms prisoners are accused of violating. Despite SCDC’s rule-breaking, Facebook allows SCDC to maintain its own public Facebook page, where it posts career fair notices and positive news stories about its programs.
When EFF pointed this out, Facebook said it would remove any of SCDC’s secret alias pages we could identify – but this is a next to impossible feat given that information about such secret aliases isn’t publicly available through South Carolina’s FOIA.
Ensuring Accountability
South Carolina may be unique only in the frequency and severity with which it enforces social media punishments. In New Mexico, a prisoner was sentenced to 90 days in solitary confinement after his family members accessed Facebook on his behalf. In Alabama, a law was recently passed to make it a misdemeanor to serve as a go-between for a prisoner who wants to post information to the Internet.
These policies have not gone unchallenged. An Arizona law forbidding prisoners from accessing the Internet through a third party was struck down as unconstitutional. The Florida Department of Corrections backtracked on a policy proposal similar to South Carolina’s after the Florida Justice Institute and other civil liberties groups threatened litigation. And the ACLU of Indiana recently filed a lawsuit alleging First Amendment violations when prison officials punished a prisoner after his sister launched a social media campaign to get him freed.
SCDC has set up a system that allows prison administrators to hold prisoners longer, in harsher conditions, and to largely cut them off from the rest of the world. South Carolinians should demand an immediate review of how this policy is applied.
We’re also calling on Facebook to embrace the position that prisoner communication often has public value, such as when prisoners raise issues about possibly unconstitutional prison conditions and other irregularities in the criminal justice system.
Steps Facebook should take include:
• Stop censoring prisoners without first evaluating whether a serious ToS violation has occurred (such as harassing a victim or engaging in a criminal enterprise).
• Eliminate the prisoner takedown feature, or, at the very least, ensure that a public record (such as a receipt email) is generated every time a prison official files a takedown request and every time Facebook complies.
• Revise its transparency report to include detailed numbers of takedown requests Facebook has received, what agency sent each request and how Facebook responded.
• Hold law enforcement agencies, such as prisons, accountable for abusing Facebook’s ToS.
Balancing the rights of prisoners with public safety is a tricky task, but prisons – and the companies that assist them – must consider proportionality and fairness for justice to be truly served.
This article was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org) on February 12, 2015; it is reprinted with permission.
Update: By March 2015, after lobbying by the EFF and other advocates, Facebook changed its prisoner account takedown process. Specifically, Facebook retitled its “Inmate Account Takedown Request” page to “Report An Inmate’s Account”; it now asks for information regarding the prisoner’s offense, the date he or she was confined and their expected release date; and it now requires prison officials to include links to “applicable law or legal authority regarding inmate social media access.” If there is no law barring prisoners’ access to social media, then officials must provide “specific reasons why granting Facebook access to this particular inmate poses a serious safety risk.” Further, Facebook has started “generating email receipts and sending prisons explanations of the actions the company has taken regarding each reported account.” According to the EFF, “Assuming Facebook sticks to these measures, then this is a major, although imperfect, victory for inmate speech.”

I worked night and day researching against who ever was running against President Barack Obama twice. I posted post after post many of which had great graphic art by me. I refused to be part of the status quo to this day and forever that put him down because he is black. If I disagree with him like on his support for TPP and this latest un-American unconstitutional law he has passed about passports.

My idea of why President Barack Obama passed this mark of shame is that; the entire world thinks of the our country as all sex offenders; thanks to the right wing lies about sex offender to get votes. Democrats being more worldly wise and universally friendly understand that the world is laughing at us as we have become a nation of exploited sex offenders. Maybe President Barack Obama decided to pretend to protect the world from us; to get their approval.

 February 20 2016 7 hours ago:
Just one day after President Barack Obama signed legislation that will brand the passports of sex offenders, a federal court challenge was filed against it.
The International Megan’s Law is supposedly a way to alert foreign countries to sex offenders who may be traveling for sex tourism or trafficking purposes. Of course, who isn’t against sex trafficking? We all are!
But branding people’s passports isn’t going to do any good. The U.S. State Department itself found that the law’s rationale is “very misleading.” And after conducting a study, the General Accounting Office “found no evidence that the offenders used their passports to commit sex offenses abroad.”
Got that? No evidence.
But heck — what’s a complete lack of evidence compared to political grandstanding? The bill was sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and passed both houses with only a single, brave lawmaker, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., speaking out against it.
“It is simply bad policy to single out one category of offenses for this type of treatment,” Scott told the House. “We do not subject those who murder, who defraud the government or our fellow citizens of millions and billions, or who commit acts of terrorism to these restrictions.”
Terrorists? Pffft. It’s only sex offenders who must declare their past deeds this way. And that is what the court challenge is hinged upon.
”We don’t want those ‘identifiers’ on anybody’s passport,” says lawyer Janice Bellucci, president of the group California Reform Sex Offender Laws, who is filing the federal challenge on behalf of four sex offenders. “Our strongest argument is that it violates the First Amendment, because that ‘unique identifier’ is compelled speech.” In other words, “The government is making you say something you don’t want to say.”
Bellucci has been down this legal road before. Twice she argued against California towns forcing sex offenders to put “No trick or treating” signs on their doors, and twice she won.
A third time she sued the California Department of Corrections for the same thing. The department had told registrants they had to put that sign on their doors on Halloween. And if they didn’t have a home and lived in a tent, well by golly, they had to put a “No trick or treating” sign on their tent flap.
And if they were living in a sleeping bag at the side of the road, they had to put a “No trick or treating” sign on their sleeping bag, too.
Presumably this would help fend off the hordes of children seeking bite-size Snickers from the homeless. Bellucci won that case, too.
Like candy-doling, Halloween-activated predators in sleeping bags, the problem of registrants traveling abroad for sex tourism is also not a common one. Smith, the sponsor of the bill, has written that, “currently tens of thousands of offenders could be traveling abroad as child sex tourists.”
But they aren’t.
The U.S. Justice Department says that about 10 Americans a year are convicted of “sex crimes against minors in other countries.” Meantime, there are over 800,000 people on the Sex Offender Registry — about a quarter of them minors. This means that the vast majority of registrants — perhaps 790,990 one of them — are not sex tourists.
The United States has never branded anyone’s passport until now. Somehow we have survived 200+ years of giving all citizens the right to serve their time and then go on with their lives. Former drug dealers can travel south of the border. The Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 crews can hop on a plane to Monaco. But sex offenders, including teens who sexted and former flashers now in their 80s, will be branded with the scarlet S and kept in internal exile. It’s for the sake of the children, of course.
It always is.
More OBAMA Wrong Doing!:
This week President Obama sent Congress a new plan to close Guantánamo Bay prison. This is great news… mostly.
 One of the worst practices at Guantánamo is the imprisonment of people without charge and with no end in sight. And President Obama’s plan will keep this practice of indefinite detention alive and well – and bring it home to U.S. soil.
Some detainees transferred to the U.S. would be held without charge or trial. This is fundamentally un-American.
 The president actually has means to reduce the number of prisoners being held indefinitely. Years ago, President Obama set up a Periodic Review Board (PRB) to evaluate each detainee for clearance. But excruciating delays on PRB hearings and on the transfers of cleared prisoners have left dozens of detainees trapped indefinitely.
Tell President Obama to do his part to reduce indefinite detention by speeding up transfers and PRB hearings of prisoners who have been waiting for years.
 Half of the remaining detainees are in limbo – never charged with a crime, but never cleared to be sent home. Dozens languish at Guantánamo Bay awaiting their first hearing. Others are cleared for overseas release but have been waiting seven or more years to be transferred out.
 One man caught in this travesty is Mohamedou Slahi. He has been unlawfully detained for 14 years. An innocent man, Mohamedou is being held without charge – and has survived horrendous torture by our government.
 There’s no doubt closing Guantánamo Bay prison matters deeply to the president. When he announced his closure plan, he emphasized the “detention facility at Guantánamo Bay does not advance our national security. It undermines it.” He added, “Keeping this facility open is contrary to our values.”
So why perpetuate this shameful prison with years-long delays in releasing prisoners?
We can’t afford to wait. Sign to demand President Obama accelerate transfers and PRB hearings.
President Obama’s closure plan comes seven years after he promised to shut down the prison when he stepped into office. And President Obama ordered PRB reviews to be completed by 2012 – four years ago. The years-long delays and President Obama’s continued embrace of indefinite detention will significantly tarnish his legacy.
 Congress is chomping at the bit to oppose his plan, but President Obama can still go far to put the worst of Guantánamo in the past.
No more failed promises. Make sure President Obama follows through on his part to end Guantánamo with the means he has.
 Words are not enough. It’s time to erase this stain on America’s moral standing at home and abroad.
 Thanking you for taking action,
Anthony for the ACLU Action team

from: http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/271290-justices-weigh-whether-sex-offenders-should-be-tracked-worldwide
March 01 2016
Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was known as the court’s swing vote before the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last month, noted that the defendant in the case moved to a country not covered under the Sex Offender Registration and Notifications Act (SORNA). The law requires sex offenders to inform “at least one jurisdiction involved” of any change of address.
“The Philippines is not a jurisdiction under SORNA,” Kennedy said.
The case, Nichols v. United States, focuses on Lester Nichols, a convicted sex offender who moved from Kansas to the Philippines in November 2012, eight months after he was released from prison. A month later, he was arrested and deported back to the U.S. for failing to update his sex offender registry.
Curtis Gannon, assistant to the solicitor general at the Department of Justice, argued on behalf of the government that Nichols was required to notify Kansas of his change of address within three business days of his move because Kansas was “an involved jurisdiction.”
Several of the justices, including Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and Chief Justice John Roberts, grappled Tuesday with the language in the statute that defines an involved jurisdiction.
Roberts said the statute is an “awful lot to ask a layperson to parse” in order to avoid the maximum 10-year sentence for violating SORNA.
In trying to understand the statute, Breyer questioned whether Nichols would have had to notify Kansas if he had been living in the Philippines for 15 years and then moved to Thailand
“Why not Kansas?” he asked. “That was a jurisdiction that was involved.”
Gannon said Kansas would only remain involved if the national registry said Nichols still lived in Kansas.
Kagan wondered why the U.S. is even bothering to extradite sex offenders back to the U.S. from other countries if they are only required to say they are leaving the state, not where they are going in the world.
She said it seems like the attitude would be “good luck, good riddance.”
Justice Clarence Thomas, who asked questions for the first time in 10 years during a gun rights case on Monday, remained silent for Tuesday’s arguments.

It could always be worse.
This is where Texas is headed; if we keep our self righteous, so called bible bashing, in the name of, so called Christianity:
Saudi Arabia sentences a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter.
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts.
The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man admitted to being an atheist and refused to repent, saying that what he wrote reflected his own beliefs and that he had the right to express them. The report did not name the man.
It added that ‘religious police’ in charge of monitoring social networks found more than 600 tweets denying the existence of God, ridiculing the Quranic verses, accusing all prophets of lies and saying their teaching fuelled hostilities. The court also fined him 20,000 riyals – or, just short of £4,000

I can not begin to tell how angry I get when I read garbage like this. It always reminds me about the South American horror story where part of the therapy for the lesbians to change was to rape them. It would not surprise me if the people that clamed to convert gays are involved with register sex offenders as well.
sign here please:
Dangerous. Ineffective. Unnecessary. That’s how leading medical and mental health experts describe so-called conversion therapy, which practitioners claim can force a change in a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation.
Conversion therapy is based on the false and hateful assumption that being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is a defect or disorder that needs curing. It’s rooted in anti-gay and anti-transgender bigotry, based on junk science, and is harmful to LGBT people and their families.
Some states have banned conversion therapy for minors,1 but the practice is dangerous for anyone who is subjected to it, and it should be completely banned at the national level. Last month, four members of Congress asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban conversion therapy as a fraudulent practice that harms the people it claims to be helping.2 Can you add your voice to their call?
Tell the FTC: Ban conversion therapy.
Conversion therapy has been discredited by nearly every major medical, psychological, psychiatric, social work, and professional counseling organization in the country. It’s based on hateful junk science and uses controversial practices like “violent role play, reenactment of past abuses, and exercises involving nudity and intimate touching.”3 People who undergo conversion therapy have been found to be at higher risk of depression, alienation from family, anxiety and suicide. Children forced to go through the therapy are at even higher risk.4
Last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center successfully sued a company performing conversion therapy in New Jersey for consumer fraud for offering fraudulent and unconscionable services it claimed could change clients from gay to straight. The judge in the trial blocked conversion therapy “experts” from testifying because their opinions were based on the assumption that being gay is a disorder. It was a landmark ruling that highlighted just how dangerous this “therapy” can be.
Sens. Patty Murray and Cory Booker, together with Reps. Ted Lieu and Jackie Speier, are calling on the FTC to ban conversion therapy. The more people who speak out, the more powerful their message will be.
Tell the FTC: Ban conversion therapy.
Thanks for standing up for equality today.
References:
1.Jesse McKinley, “Cuomo Moves Against Therapy That Claims to Make Gay Children Straight,” New York Times, February 6, 2016.
2.Letter from Sens. Murray and Booker and Reps. Lieu and Speier to Edith Ramirez, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, February 10, 2016.
3.Conversion Therapy, Southern Poverty Law Center.
4.#BornPerfect: The Facts About Conversion Therapy, National Center for Lesbian Rights.
5.Conversion Therapy, Southern Poverty Law Center.

As you all know that read this blog I am a motorcyclist and road the fastest motorcycle made in 2001 for 7 years putting 40,000 miles on it between 2001 through 2008. It was a Kawasaki Ninja 1200 cc. Loved hanging out with all my daredevil bros when ever I could like at Sonic in Garland Texas Thursday nights. I read the motorcycle Diary and am very well versed on all the people against (jealous) motorcycles. The biggest group of people against motorcycles is people too short to ride. Notice this police officer in this video and how short he is. Hey I love short people don’t get me wrong my wife is short. Short people are always the best actors and musicians.
Check this out:
Police officer caught on video recklessly pepper-spraying motorcyclists on a Texas highway
A Ft. Worth police officer is under investigation after a helmet camera caught him recklessly pepper-spraying a group of motorcyclists on a Texas interstate. The motorcyclists were part of a group of around 200 motorcyclists on a ride together in the Ft. Worth area. The officer pulled over one of their “safety vehicles”—a vehicle that accompanies the motorcyclists in case of emergency or a breakdown. As he steps out of his police cruiser, he was caught on camera reaching for his pepper spray and then unleashing on the motorcyclists as they passed. Needless to say, pepper-spraying people driving motorcycles at highway speeds is a recipe for injury or death. Watch the video shared by one of the motorcyclists:

I watch Gay USA all the time to see the second most persecuted people in our country almost even with the sex offender fad in our country. It is so repulsive to see our citizen’s with no constitutional right whether they are sex offenders or gay. I saw this story presented by Gay USA on Free Speech TV and they showed this story of Clinton. I am posting this because of this:
Thirty-two states have laws criminalizing perceived exposure to HIV regardless of the actual risk of transmission, and 13 states have laws criminalizing certain acts — like spitting — by people with HIV/AIDS, even though they can’t transmit the disease through saliva. These laws have resulted in lengthy jail sentences for people with HIV, and in some cases forced those convicted onto the sex offender registry. – See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/03/15/clintons-reason-for-hiv-gaffe-remains-a-mystery/#sthash.1kCkyo5C.dpuf
But am glad I watched, because I found out that gay people; while President Regan was in office; blame him for so many people dyeing of aids. Since I have learned this; I ask you to forgive me when ever I said I liked Ronald Regan; online. Who ever wins for democrat candidates; please vote democrat only at the end of this year!
I saw this article a while ago and could not get it out my head. I did not post it because I try to keep this blog as upbeat as possible. I consider this to be abuse of handicapped people. It repulses me beyond belief and haunts me with degust. I am very patriotic as everyone knows that have read enough of my posts. I find it hard to type about it with feeling ill:
Injured U.S. vets now hunting child predators
Posted On 29 Feb, 2016
Largo, Florida (CNN)Ret. Sgt. Tom Block is sitting in the classroom, looking restless. He and 23 other highly specialized, highly coveted candidates are all vying for a job where they will be exposed to horrifying images of child sex abuse and the worst humanity has to offer.
Largo, Florida (CNN) — Ret. Sgt. Tom Block is sitting in the classroom, looking restless. He and 23 other highly specialized, highly coveted candidates are all vying for a job where they will be exposed to some of the most horrifying images humanity can produce.
Each candidate is a veteran of America’s recent wars. Many were part of the elite special ops forces. They conducted daring, covert missions to take out America’s most dangerous enemies.
Many were wounded in battles across Afghanistan and Iraq. And now that their military career has come to a close, they are looking for a second chance to find purpose in their lives back at home — and the answer could be the HERO Child-Rescue Corps, saving at risk kids.
J. Christian, CEO of the National Association to Protect Children (Protect), says: “A lot of the individuals who come into the HERO Corps are truly individuals who have lost their mission on the battlefield.”
Christian, an Army Ranger who fractured his spine during a mission in Afghanistan, says many of the veterans who come into HERO are hoping to regain that something they lost when they left the service.

CT: Bill Would Allow Sex Offenders to Come Off Registry
Posted On 23 Mar, 2016
A bill moving through the General Assembly would allow some sex offenders to be removed from the lifetime registry if they meet certain requirements and the Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on it this morning.
The bill, Senate Bill 473, would allow certain sex offenders to apply to be removed from the list after being on it for 10 years or more.
The stipulations include that the offender must only have one conviction, be within eight years of the victim’s age and cannot be found guilty of mental disease or defect.
Once the person on the sex offender registry files the petition, the victim must be notified and would able to testify.

March 31 2016:
I posted this on my art page and thought it fit here too:
March is over. Spring is at hand. I am as wild as the first born spring, wild baby, wild life. I am also a friend to law enforcement. My dad was part my hero. His great police friends were my friends. To be a police officer to me is as wild as a 1200cc Ninja. I hate crime. I have full heartedly hated crime since I had my life threatened for being a police officer’s son; in my sophomore year of high school. Also had my life threatened, 2 very real other times; once with a giant loaded revolver pointed right at my chest at the age of about 20 years old; again for nothing more than having a father who was a police officer on the mean streets of the east coast in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.
With that said I want to formally announce my endorsement for the next great sheriff of Collin County, Texas; to be Jim Skinner.
About Jim
Thank you for your interest in my campaign.  I am a veteran peace officer and former prosecutor who is asking the citizens of Collin County for the privilege of serving as their next Sheriff.   Please examine my qualifications and experience and join me as we move toward seeking the Republican nomination for Collin County Sheriff in the March 1, 2016 primary election.
 After almost 30 years of faithful service to the citizens of Collin County, Sheriff Terry Box recently announced that he would not seek another term. As Collin County has seen tremendous growth, Sheriff Box has overseen the growth of the Sheriff’s Office from fewer than 50 employees in 1985, to now managing a $38 million budget and almost 500 employees.  Across Texas, peers view the Collin County Sheriff’s Office as one of the finest law enforcement organizations in the State of Texas, with a jail as the model for others to emulate.  Sheriff Box should be commended for his superb leadership and faithful service to the citizens of Collin County.
 With the County’s population nearing 900,000 and growing rapidly, law enforcement will face new challenges associated with future growth.  As our population increases, the county’s jail and the law enforcement services must keep pace by using new and innovative ideas designed to efficiently and effectively protect the lives, liberty and property of all Collin County citizens.
As the County expands, we must be prepared to combat the proliferation of drug and human trafficking and be vigilant against violent criminals and property crimes. Effective communication and coordination between law enforcement agencies, and maintaining an effective working relationship with you, the citizens we serve, is how to best deter and defeat the criminals who would target our communities.
I am the son of an elementary school teacher and an American soldier who served our Nation in WWII, in Korea and the Vietnam War.  My siblings and I were raised by loving parents who showed us how to love God and Country, and taught us values that helped us succeed in life.  We were raised to believe that serving your fellow man was an obligation due for the privilege of living in the greatest nation on Earth.
In August 1978, two days after my nineteenth birthday, I started my law enforcement career when I was commissioned as a police officer for the City of Harker Heights, Texas.  One week later, I was standing post as an Honor Guard over the casket of a friend and fellow officer, who was murdered while on-duty by a fugitive child rapist.  My friend’s death had a profound impact on me, and as I stood beside his body, I swore that I would pursue a life of service in the law, protecting the innocent and pursuing the predators who would prey upon and harm them.
Over the past 35 years, I have served in our judicial system as a full-time uniformed police officer, a US Air Force Security Police dog handler and EST Team (SWAT) operator, a narcotics agent, a drug task force coordinator, a detective, the Chief Investigator for New Mexico’s Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, an assistant district attorney in Collin County, a special prosecutor, a lawyer and now,  a reserve deputy sheriff for the Dallas Sheriff’s Department.  Throughout my career, I have investigated a myriad of cases involving suspects, victims, and witnesses from a wide-spectrum of racial and socio-economic classes.  These cases included murder, rape, robbery, theft, crimes against children, narcotics trafficking, gang violence, identity theft, embezzlement, white-collar crime, computer crime, securities fraud and public corruption.
I thank God for affording me the opportunity to serve in a variety of different roles within our criminal justice system, giving me a well rounded perspective; one that I believe uniquely qualifies me to be your next sheriff.  Honor, integrity, teamwork and persistence are among many invaluable characteristics one takes from this journey.  My experiences over the years have taught me that determination, accountability, discretion and humility are indispensible qualities required of a dedicated law enforcement leader.
I am honored to have worked with so many professional police officers, prosecutors, jailers and non-sworn civilian employees throughout my career and always considered it a privilege to have been associated with such willing, competent and brave law enforcement professionals. It requires great courage to deal daily with the human condition.  It is a unique person that takes an oath, straps on a gun and a badge and then willingly stands between the innocent and those who would prey upon them.  It is also a brave person who willingly works inside of a jail every day to ensure the safety of the public they serve.  For this, law enforcement officers and corrections officers will always have my deep and abiding respect.
As both a police officer and as a prosecutor, I took an oath to see that justice was done.  We worked hard to protect those who could not protect themselves, to free the innocent and to hold the guilty accountable for their crimes.  I believe that I have been blessed with and taught strong leadership skills that will help me guide the men and women of the Collin County Sheriffs Office into the future, protecting our communities and working with fellow citizens to help achieve order and respect for the Rule of Law our precious constitutional rights.  I earnestly believe that proper leadership; servant-leadership not affected by hubris, is how we continue the greatness of Collin County and the Great State of Texas.
In this country, it was the Sheriff who was the first law enforcement official to serve the people.  It was the Sheriff who was originally relied upon to serve the Rule of Law; ensuring that the government and its people are accountable under the law and that laws are justly and evenly applied, protecting the lives, liberty and property of every person.  It was the Sheriff who ensured that the process by which laws are enforced was fair and efficient, and that justice was served in a timely manner by competent, ethical and unbiased citizens that reflected the makeup of the communities they served.
It remains the same today.  Unlike other law enforcement officials, a Sheriff works directly for the people, instead of a particular governmental body.  As your Sheriff, I will be responsible to ensure that everyone, including other elected officials, uphold the Rule of Law.
In recent times, we find federal officials who willingly choose to ignore the Rule of Law and our beloved Constitution.  The sad truth is that we sometime find elected officials who are willfully ignorant of the freedoms our Constitution enshrines.    As your Sheriff, you have my commitment that I will stand to achieve order and respect for our constitutional rights and will always be willing to do what is necessary in order to protect these rights for everyone.
I hope that you will join my campaign and lend me your support as we look ahead to the March 1, 2016 primary election.  I would be honored if you would allow me the privilege of serving as your Sheriff.  As we move forward, always remember that fighting crime is everyone’s business and that by working together we can continue to honor the office and tradition of the Texas Sheriff and the Collin County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted by Jim Hightower
This is one reason why I recommend people to vote democrat; because of great changes to the republican party like this:
Well, I didn’t expect this!
The National Republican Party has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a gaggle of serve-the-rich plutocrats and wacky, Trumped-up right-wingers. Just when you thought the party was consuming itself in the know-nothingism of its presidential pretenders and the recalcitrant do-nothingism of its congress critters, out comes a sign of sanity.
In this 18-page manifesto, the party proclaims that, “Our government was created by the people for all the people, and it must serve no less a purpose.” ALL the people! Forget pontifications by Wall Street billionaires dividing America into virtuous “creators” (like themselves) and worthless “moochers” (like you and me) – this document abounds with commitments to the common good. “America does not prosper,” it proudly proclaims on page three, “unless all Americans prosper.” Wow – that’s downright democratic!
And how’s this for a complete turnaround: “Labor is the United States. The men and women, who with their minds, their hearts and hands, create the wealth that is shared in this country – they are America.” Holy Koch brothers, share the wealth?
Yes, and how about this: “The protection of the right of workers to organize into unions and to bargain collectively is the firm and permanent policy of the [Republican Party].” Eat your heart out, Scott Walker, and you other labor-bashing GOP governors!
The document also supports our public postal service, the United Nations, equal rights for women, expanding our national parks, “vigorous enforcement of anti-trust laws,” and raising the minimum wage. New enlightenment in the Grand Old Party. Hallelujah!
Can all this be true? Yes – except it’s not new. This document is the Republican Party Platform… of 1956.
“Republican Party Platform of 1956,”  www.presidency.ucsb.edu, August 20, 1956.

Saturday, April 02, 2016
On the cost-benefit analysis of enforcing sex-offender registry conditions vs. investigating violent crime
Dallas PD has shut down its monitoring unit charged with driving around to make home checks for people on the sex-offender registry, reported WFAA’s Tanya Eiserer in somewhat breathless tones. The story quickly devolved into Chief David Brown’s critics taking pot shots at him for being soft on sex offenders, or whatever.
In general, Grits adores Tanya’s work. Her oeuvre from the Dallas News was magnificent and her switch to TV at WFAA, along with another Morning News expat, producer Jason Trahan, immediately vaulted that station to boasting probably the best TV crime coverage in the state, IMHO. But here, the impulse to portray conflict on TV may have overcome better journalistic instincts. (It’s apparently pretty easy to get cops, especially union officials, to say nasty things about the Dallas chief these days.) She essentially portrays an argument among cops (all the sources) on the cops’ narrow terms of debate.
What the article didn’t address is whether enforcing registry conditions on this group is a truly useful way for DPD officers to spend their time. Chief Brown says he will deploy those detectives to a “violent crimes task force.” Mightn’t that be a better use of their time from a risk-cost-safety perspective?
To explore that question, there are other sources one could have gone to, as a news reporter from Pennsylvania demonstrated this week in an article titled, “When facts aren’t facts: A look at the effectiveness of sex offender registries.” That scrivener spoke with a state anti-rape advocate who downplayed their effectiveness, then asked an academic about research on their public safety effect:
“If you ask people how often sex offenders will commit a new offense when released into the community, people tend to think it’s upwards of 75 percent,” said University of Massachusetts Professor Jason Rydberg, who focuses on the study of sexual offenders and policy.
However, overwhelming research has shown that sexual offenders, as a whole, are some of the least likely groups to commit new crimes, Rydberg said.
Rydberg said one major study found that only about 5 percent of sexual offenders committed a new sexual crime within five years. The U.S. Department of Justice places the re-offense rate for sexual offenders in the 3 to 10 percent range, and a study conducted by Karl Hanson found that out of 8,000 offenders that were tracked, none who remained offense-free for 15 years were likely to reoffend after.
To put the threat posed by sexual offenders committing new offenses in perspective, a 2014 study found that roughly 3 percent of felons with no known history of sexual offenses committed one within roughly five years.

“People tend to be skeptical that sex offenders are amenable to treatment, and this is related to supporting punitive policies against them,” Rydberg said. “With this issue too, research combining dozens of studies and tens of thousands of sex offenders finds that certain types of treatment are effective at reducing the likelihood of sexual recidivism.”

In light of such low recidivism rates, scaling back police visits to registrants to only those assessed as high risk, for example, then aiming detectives’ work time instead toward following leads and investigating violent offenses which actually have already occurred, makes all sorts of sense. In fact, in the examples of the unit’s successes listed in WFAA’s report (got a tip, anonymous complaint, suspected of a crime), investigators could and likely would have followed up, anyway. That doesn’t argue for continuous supervision of lower-risk registrants for whom they don’t have a particular reason to investigate.

The issue here is similar to sending officers to react to home burglar alarms, which are false up to 99 percent of the time. There’s no rational, math-based public-safety argument for expending 10 percent of patrol officers’ time on that worthless endeavor, but the alarm companies activate their customers with scare tactics aimed at the city council if anyone proposes eliminating that corporate subsidy, so that’s off the table too.
DPD management wants to direct more resources towards investigating serious crime while spending less officer time doing things that don’t matter. That should not be controversial. But jaundiced opponents (in this case the police unions) are more than willing to give reporters a sound-bite saying it would be “tragic” for “young children in the city,” and here we go, math and reason be damned. Welcome to the culture wars!
Chief Brown made a perfectly sensible decision to reassign detectives who’ve been spending their days enforcing sex-offender registry conditions to investigate more serious crime. It’s possible that politics and media pressure could make cutting this unit a political non-starter, just like burglar alarms. But at some point the question arises, how many low-margin activities must police management staff up before it becomes okay to deploy resources toward combating more serious offenses?

April 7, 2016 9:48 am
ACLU of Illinois, EFF ask state supreme to strike down limits on free speech in cumbersome sex offender laws
CHICAGO – The ACLU of Illinois, joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, today asked the state supreme court to strike down the “incredibly broad scope” of limitations contained in the state’s sex offender registry laws. The amicus brief was filed in the case of Mark Minnis, a young man from downstate Normal who served a 12-month probation for a misdemeanor offense, which he completed. Though years have passed, Mr. Minnis still is forced to navigate a series of onerous and cumbersome requirements under the State’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).
Mr. Minnis was targeted by law enforcement officials because he failed to provide the account information for a Facebook account to which he had uploaded a photograph. Mr. Minnis did provide the information for two personal email accounts. A state circuit court dismissed the charges, finding that the Illinois law “clearly chills offenders from engaging in expressive activity that is otherwise perfectly proper.”
“We encourage the state supreme court to take a close look not only at the facts in this case, but at the impact that these laws have on the legitimate free speech rights of many Illinois residents,” said Rebecca Glenberg, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Illinois. “Under the current law, Mr. Minnis and countless others who made bad decisions as teens sacrifice all freedom to anonymous speech on the internet.”
“The Illinois law is overbroad in the amount of speech that is regulated and the number of people who are regulated.”
The two civil liberties groups’ amicus brief filed today notes that such laws are not even justifiable as effective, since sex offenders are highly unlikely to commit a new offense using the internet, and that juvenile offenders (like Mr. Minnis) are particularly unlikely to re-offend since their offenses typically reflect the poor impulse control of an incompletely developed brain. Yet, the Illinois law burdens and limits many types of speech on the internet.
“Illinois’ SORA is an overbroad statute that imposes jail time on a sex offender who doesn’t report to law enforcement that he has written an online letter to the editor, posted a political comment, or researched health information. This infringement on speech and regulation of Internet expression far exceeds, and in fact has little to do with, the state’s interest in deterring sexual offenses,” said Sophia Cope, Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
For example, someone subjected to these rules could not engage in any anonymous speech on the internet, despite the fact that anonymous speech has played a critical role in political and societal discourse throughout our nation’s history. The rules also substantially burden religious speech and political speech of other types, even though these areas of discussion have no relevance to the State’s legitimate purpose of attempting to stop recidivism among sex offenders.
“These burdens on speech are just one of the myriad of challenges faced by someone convicted of a whole array of sex-related offenses – even as a youth,” added the ACLU’s Glenberg. “We have built a complex system that severely limits where people can live, where they can work and with whom they interact.”
“Courts around the country have found similar reporting requirements to be unconstitutional, as they severely burden virtually all online speech with only a tenuous connection to law enforcement’s interest in protecting the public from crime. We are joining the ACLU in urging the Illinois Supreme Court to come to the same conclusion about SORA,” said Adam Schwartz, EFF Senior Staff Attorney.
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Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – 7:44am
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing some offenders convicted of sexual conduct with a minor to ask a judge to end their need to register as a sex offender.
Ducey signed House Bill 2539 by Republican Rep. Rusty Bowers on Tuesday.
The legislation only applies to people convicted for an offense committed when they were 21 or younger, where the victim was between 15 and 17 years old and the sex was consensual.
Bowers said it applies “justice with mercy” to young offenders who make “Romeo and Juliet” mistakes.
The legislation only applies to people who weren’t sentenced to prison and completed probation.
A judge would have the final say and the victim must be notified before a court hearing.

Jim Hightower

New Blogs Part 4 Updated April 09 2016

From the free and open internet promoter: Daily Kos
If the right wing judgmental so called Christian can refuse service to LGBT people; than why can’t the opposite be true? Make no mistake about it if all the  right wing judgmental so called Christian’s could not vote or were all in prison; the scourge and embarrassment and waste of time on our politicians and police, of the blight of sex offender registration, would not exist in our country.
Representatives of a well known faith-based charitable organization were refused a New Jersey bank’s notarization service by an atheist employee. After inquiring about the nature of the non-profit organization and the documents requiring notarization, one of the bank’s assistant managers claimed she couldn’t witness the signatures or attach the State’s official notary seal to the documents because of “personal reasons.”
The Christians later related the story in a Facebook post saying, “Even though we had a valid, legal document and valid, legal identification — she was legally able to refuse me service.”
Wait…what? No. It didn’t happen that way at all.
American Atheists, Inc. President, Dave Silverman and Managing Director, Amanda Knief were refused service yesterday by an assistant manager at TD Bank in Cranford, New Jersey.
In a statement released on the American Atheists Facebook page, Knief said, “I was just refused service — because I am an atheist. It was embarrassing, humiliating, and pissed me off.”
According to Knief:
A notary at a local bank, where I have gone more than a dozen times to have work documents signed, asked me to explain what we were having notarized. The documents were charitable organizations registrations for American Atheists in several states. So I told her what AA is about.
After learning the nature of the organization and the documents requiring notarization the bank manager refused to witness the signatures on the documents. She interrupted another employee’s lunch to come do the authentications.
Knief says:
I have been called names, threatened, hated on and all manner of ridiculed because of my atheist activism, but I think sitting in a bank and having another professional refuse to do business with me because I am an atheist was the worst slight I have ever received.
In New Jersey, notaries are not required to abide by any code of conduct or ethics that prevents them from refusing service to people based on “personal reasons.” Even though we had a valid, legal document and valid, legal identification–she was legally able to refuse me service.
Her description of the incident was confirmed shortly afterwards by David Silverman in a follow-up post.
“Yup. We just got refused notary services because we are atheists from the Assistant Store Manager at TD near our office. No, we are not moving our business there, at least not until this is rectified.”
While I am not an attorney and expect to be promptly and appropriately chastised if I make any incorrect assumptions here, I do not agree with Ms. Kneif’s assessment that the bank manager was within her legal rights to refuse her a public service.
There may be some ongoing legal confusion, controversy and argument over religiou discrimination and/or religious freedom regarding a privately owned business, but this is clearly not the case.
The bank manager’s refusal is a violation of the bank’s diversity statement, as a bank employee, let alone a manager, she clearly sucks at her job and has failed to live up to the bank’s expectations and should be reprimanded.
However, as a notary she does not represent the bank, she represents the state and must be held responsible for civil discrimination.
As in most states, a notary public in New Jersey is deemed to be “a public servant.” Commissioned by the Secretary of State she is required by law to serve as an impartial witness to the signing of documents and to the acknowledgement of signatures on documents with a duty imposed upon her to provide notary services to the public.
Additionally, according to the American Association of Notaries:
A notary public is not responsible for the content of the document. The duties and responsibilities of a notary public are restricted only to the execution of proper notarial procedures.
And the National Notary Association’s handbook, The Notary Public code of Professional responsibility specifically notes in Section I-A-3:
The Notary shall not refuse to perform a lawful and proper notarial act because of the signer’s race, nationality, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, politics, lifestyle, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation, or because of disagreement with the statements or purpose of a lawful document.
Her actions were blatantly discriminatory. Her commission should be revoked. Take the word Christian in the title of this diary and replace it with Muslim, Jew, or Hindu.
Replace it with Latino, African-American, or French Canadian.
How long before a Pentecostal refuses to provide a service for a Catholic? And the Catholics won’t do business with Methodists?
Where does it stop?
Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM PT: American Atheists, Inc has issued a statement. http://news.atheists.org/
It is no secret that Canadians and Mexico and South Americans; hate America. To think of our country as the scourge of all mankind as a nation of sex offenders; like most of the world thinks of us and we as a nation have only ourselves to blame for that by the “Over Criminalization of Sex Offences”.
What puzzles me is as how Canada and Mexico and the like might think that when our country meets it’s demise; as it surely will according to the book of revelations and that fact that we are not mention in the end times. It is obvious to me that our country will meet it’s demise by a nuclear attack or something very much like that; according to the bible; also mentioning mans determination to destroy the earth. Exactly how Canada and Mexico and the like think they will somehow survive a devastating attack on our country of any kind; boggles my mind. So wake up; our neighbors and stop bashing your neighbor: America and promoting the “Over Criminalization of Sex Offences” of Americans.
Canada did not have any registered sex offenders until recently yet look where the worst state for the “Over Criminalization of Sex Offences” exists: Minnesota, located right on the border of Canada in the middle of now where.

Microsoft sues federal government over data access policy

By Bloomberg News | Thursday, April 14, 2016, 11:00 p.m.
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Microsoft Corp. sued the Justice Department in a bid to block authorities from taking customers’ emails without their knowledge, ratcheting up pressure on an administration already engaged in a high-profile privacy dispute with Apple Inc.
The lawsuit, which names the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is the most aggressive step yet by Microsoft in a two-year feud with the government over customer privacy and its ability to disclose what it has been asked to turn over to investigators — issues that echo Apple’s fight to preserve the encryption built into its iPhones.
Microsoft called the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act unconstitutional, citing its own First Amendment free speech rights and its customers’ Fourth Amendment right to know if the government has searched or seized their property. The law essentially places the company under an unlimited gag order, according to the complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Seattle.
While it’s concerned with protecting civil liberties, Microsoft said it also wants to preserve its ability to sell Internet-based services that customers trust.
“It’s very important for businesses to know when the government is accessing their file room, whether the file room is down the hall or in the cloud,” said Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith, noting that consumers and privacy groups have expressed concern about the issue. “People shouldn’t lose their rights simply because technology is moving to the cloud.”
The Justice Department is reviewing the filing, said spokeswoman Emily Pierce.
Cloud transition
The rapid growth of cloud computing, in which customer data is stored by providers such as Microsoft, Apple, Amazon.com and Google in the technology companies’ own data centers, has increased the frequency of warrants seeking data and government abuse of its search powers, Microsoft said in the filing. The law in question predates the invention of the World Wide Web by three years and was enacted more than two decades before widespread use of cloud computing, Microsoft said.
“The government, however, has exploited the transition to cloud computing as a means of expanding its power to conduct secret investigations,” according to Microsoft’s filing.
Bill Fitzpatrick, the district attorney in Onondaga County, New York, and president of the National District Attorney’s Association, slammed Microsoft’s actions, calling them “obscene.”
“I don’t know what’s in the water over there at Microsoft or Apple corporate headquarters, but this is ridiculous,” he said. “If I’m tracking a serial sex offender, child pornographer or a human-trafficking ring, I can’t tip these people off.”
No time limit
Secrecy orders on these warrants generally prohibit Microsoft from telling customers about the requests for lengthy or even unlimited periods, the company said. Over the past 18 months, federal courts have issued nearly 2,600 secrecy orders to Microsoft, and more than two-thirds had no fixed end date, according to the filing. That means the company can never tell customers, even after an investigation is completed.
“When you extrapolate it to all the providers, the number of gags must be astounding,” said Greg Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology, which Microsoft briefed before filing the suit.
Microsoft conceded that there may be times when the government is justified in seeking a gag order to prevent customers under investigation from tampering with evidence or harming another person. Still, the Redmond, Wash.-based company says the statute is too broad and sets too low of a standard for secrecy.
IPhone fight
The conflict between privacy and criminal investigations intensified for the entire technology industry in February, when Apple was ordered to help the FBI break into the iPhone of one of the shooters in a terrorist attack in California. Microsoft was among a long list of technology companies that supported Apple’s refusal to comply, saying it would threaten customer security and set a dangerous precedent. The government withdrew the request last month, saying it had found a way to get into the phone without Apple.
Microsoft has been tussling with the government on similar issues for even longer.
Since National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden exposed clandestine data collection by the United States and implicated companies such as Microsoft for aiding the government, the software maker — led by Smith — has been fighting back against what they see as government overreach. The ongoing issues have meant that technology companies, once faulted by privacy advocates for mining user data and profiting from things like targeted advertising, are now in a position to take a stronger stance on user data security.
In December 2013, in the wake of Snowden’s revelations, Microsoft offered customers new legal assurances, including pledging to tell businesses if the government had requested their data, or to fight any such gag order in court.
Since then, the software maker has litigated cases in that situation and has found that an increasing number of confidential requests are coming in. The majority are for consumer accounts, not business customers, Smith said.
“This is a significant development, and part and parcel of the continued push-back by the American tech sector over surveillance (since) the Snowden disclosures,” said Catherine Crump, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
Microsoft’s other public case against the Justice Department concerns the question of whether the U.S. government can demand that American technology companies turn over files stored in their overseas data centers. That case, which relates to data held in Ireland that involves a narcotics investigation, awaits the ruling of a three-judge panel of an appeals court in New York.
“The concerns we are articulating are shared broadly in the tech sector,” Smith said. “I fully expect we will hear from a number of other tech companies.”
I am posting this because I have heard that South Carolina said something like; registered sex offenders might dress as women to rape young ladies in women’s rest room’s. That just typified just how far fear mongering has gone to trick people into being paranoid about people who are not a danger at all.
South Carolina Senator Introduces Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bill’
State Sen. Lee Bright
Sen. Lee Bright’s bill would keep cities from affirming trans people’s right to use facilities that match their gender identity.
By Trudy Ring
April 07 2016 5:33 PM EDT
A far-right South Carolina state senator has introduced a bill that would prevent local governments from adopting ordinances that affirm transgender people’s right to use the restrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-segregated facilities that match their gender identity.
Republican Sen. Lee Bright, who has a long anti-LGBT record, introduced Senate Bill 1203
Wednesday, reports The Post and Courier of Charleston. He promoted the bill using an argument that has been soundly, repeatedly debunked — that transgender people somehow pose a threat to women and children. He also asserted that trans people’s gender is a figment of their imagination.
“There’s a segment of the population that believes that you ought to be able to use whatever restroom you identify yourself as being,” he said Wednesday, according to the paper. “So they think it’s OK for a man to use a woman’s bathroom if he thinks he’s a woman. From a safety issue, we don’t need men going in women’s bathrooms.”
His bill reads in part:
The bill could threaten federal funding to South Carolina schools, as the policies it seeks to create are in direct opposition to current interpretations of federal protections guaranteed to transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The federal Department of Education and the Department of Justice have both stated that Title IX, which prohibits discrimination in education on the basis of sex, also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, or any student’s failure to adhere to gender norms as defined by society.
Some activists and other politicians warned that South Carolina should be mindful of the backlash that North Carolina’s law has generated. “Besides the whole human rights issue, it’s bad for business,” Warren Redman-Gress, executive director of the Alliance for Full Acceptance, a South Carolina civil rights group, told The Post and Courier. He noted PayPal’s cancellation of plans for an operations center in Charlotte, which would have provided 400 jobs. Bright’s bill conflicts with ordinances in the cities of Charleston, North Charleston, and Folly Beach as well as Charleston County, he said.

As for the idea that transgender people pose a threat in public restrooms, while more than 200 localities nationwide have trans-inclusive public accommodations laws on the books, there has never been a single verified report of a transgender person assaulting a cisgender (nontrans) person in a restroom, nor have there been any instances of someone “pretending” to be transgender to gain access to sex-segregated spaces for nefarious purposes. By contrast, however, transgender people face a much higher risk of being the victims of physical and verbal assault in sex-segregated spaces, compared to their cisgender peers.

I know I keep saying that more people have been detained in our prisons and jails than any other country in the history of the world. What I mean on a more intellectual level is that: when you are processed into a jail or prison you are treated in such a way that you will never be the same again. In other words you become a lesser of a human being and a necessary burden on society for ever.

MTV may have destroyed rock and roll but the internet media finished the job. The band The Who is ruined to me thanks to Pete Townsend and that fiasco. If the judgmental right wing Christians and Christian supporters had their way; every rock star from the 1970’s would be serving life in prison for having sex with under age girls.

I guess I should not say the judgmental right wing Christians and Christian supporters ruined the political systems of the world. I think I should say the judgmental right wing religious people and religious people supporters ruined life on earth.

In our country; lets face it, the majority of the religious people are either Christians or people pressured into saying they are Christians.

 Updated May 03 2016:
Just posted this here:
Josh, dude. You are awesome! Good to see you on Google+ and my neighbor in Dallas. Those against the over criminalization of sex offences have free speech on Google +. Long live Google and Google+. Long after our country the imprisoner’s prison paranoia dies down we will be honored. Then “the over criminalization of sex offences” will be considered closed minded prejudice and a mental disease that it is. In the future people like us that stand for true justice and true freedom and peace; shall thrive and proper; it is inevitable. The future is sure to be free from sexual hang ups, that plague our Christian controlled country. So keep your head up bro; the heroes will be heroes, like they should be, instead of the pre civil war slaves that we are now.
I do not know why some sex offenders think they are better than others. You would think the one place a so called sex offender on the registry of hypocrisy that is the S.O.R.; would find solace would be amongst other’s with that star of David around their arms. Sadly to say just like there were Jewish Nazi police; there is never a shortage of hypocrites amounts the S.O.R.. I do not mean to mention Christians from our country as the main perpetrator against those on the S.O.R.; but it is a fact. I have spent over two decades trying to pin the blame on the largest group of people to blame; that is responsible for the S.O.R. persecution of innocent people. The largest group of those to blame in my opinion is the Christian population of our country. I know those that are not from our country might say; that this is reverse discrimination. This is far from foreigners comprehension. The so called Christian population from our country is someone you would love to hate and rightfully so. It has nothing to do with them claiming Christianity.
The average so called Christian from our country is a self righteous, one sided, closed minded bigot; like you have never met in your life. They are so full of their selves, as they walk on the dead suffering corpses they killed with their ignorance, it makes them giggle and embrace each other with fake joy, in the land of the dead prison population they created. I do not expect so called American Christian’s to be anything but fake; at this period of our history of our planet. It is true and worth mentioning that the (religious) run the detaining prison system of our county, not just the Christian, but lets face it; it is the so called Christian that rules our country and feeds our prisons with fresh souls. Our country has imprisoned more human beings than ever recorded on earth. Once you have been a prisoner you are never  the same again. No matter what; to treat human beings like we treat the victims of the S.O.R.; is something that will have to be answered to by righteous judgment one way or another. Lets all hope all them of a sane mind that have survived the madness of that like the S.O.R., that do not deserve such cruel and unusual punishment; have to be destroyed along with the self righteous day dreamers of ignorance that rule our country at this time.

May 04 2016:
Stop lying to yourself and others saying people like this are a danger to others. Chronic lying is not normal, lying to yourself is a sign of serious mental illness of the worse kind!
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05.06.16 12:15 AM ET
NSA Silent on Spies’ Child Porn Problem
The government’s cyber spying outfit has an ‘unbelievable’ child porn problem. But the NSA can’t—or won’t—say how often it finds such criminal images on its workers’ computers.
Two senior U.S. intelligence officials said recently that defense and intelligence employees have an “unbelievable” amount of child pornography on their work computers and devices, and that child porn has been found on the systems of the National Security Agency, the country’s biggest intelligence organization.
But the NSA, which is responsible for keeping tabs on its own computers as well as military and intelligence agency networks, cannot say just how many times employees have been found to posesses or share child pornography, or how many times such cases have been referred to law enforcement for investigation and potential criminal prosecution.
An agency spokesperson was unable to provide The Daily Beast with statistics to elaborate on comments by Kemp Ensor, the NSA’s director of security, who said at a public conference in Virginia on April 28 that he had seen child porn on agency systems. Despite the fact that NSA employees know they work inside the most powerful surveillance organization on the planet, it doesn’t stop some from engaging in criminal behavior. “What people do [at work] is amazing,” Ensor said.
His comments were first reported by Nextgov.
“NSA is a professional foreign-intelligence and information-assurance organization with a highly disciplined workforce, serving around the clock in some of the world’s most dangerous areas,” an NSA spokesperson said in a written statement. “We set high professional standards for our personnel and any violations of the law are appropriately reported.”
But how many? How often? These are questions one might imagine the world’s premiere computer-monitoring agency could answer.
Privately, current and former intelligence officials told The Daily Beast that the NSA does know when employees are downloading, storing, or sharing graphic and illegal images. Downloading, purchasing, and disseminating child pornography is a crime. But NSA is probably not keeping track of the number of times child porn has been found, the current and former officials said—at least not in any form that it’s willing to release publicly.
If that’s the case, it’s not because defense and security officials have failed to raise red flags. Six years ago, the Pentagon released more than 90 pages from an investigation called Operation Flicker, which revealed that members of the military and defense contractors had allegedly purchased child porn on their government computers. One contractor with a top-secret security clearance was charged with possession. The contractor worked for the NSA.
So the agency clearly understands, even if anecdotally or based on the results of outside investigations, that there’s a problem. And the NSA isn’t alone.
“The amount of child porn I see is just unbelievable,” Daniel Payne, the director of the Defense Security Service, said at the same conference where Ensor spoke. The DSS, which is a separate agency from the NSA, conducts background checks on prospective and current government employees. Payne has worked in intelligence and counterintelligence for 34 years, including jobs in the military and at the CIA.
Ensor and Payne’s candid remarks clearly made their employers uncomfortable. Not only did the NSA decline repeated requests to quantify the nature of the problem that Ensor described. The Defense Security Service, when asked the same question, initially provided a boilerplate statement that softened Payne’s alarming comments.
Payne’s “remarks were not Agency specific; rather, he was speaking in terms of the government as a whole,” the statement said. Asked again to provide information that would quantify the nature of that problem, the agency offered a count of its own employees who were found with porn on their work computers: zero.
“The Defense Security Service has found no instances of child pornography on agency computers,” the statement read. “Should a DSS employee be found to have child pornography, the case would be referred to law enforcement for further investigation.”
Asked for the number of times it had found child porn on the computers of other agencies, such as those where DSS investigators are conducting background checks for security clearance renewals, the agency didn’t provide a number.
“As a part of our mission, DSS conducts security vulnerability assessments of cleared facilities, which includes reviewing the audit records of classified systems,” the agency said in another statement. “Should the review uncover any illegal activity, DSS would inform the facility security staff, and if necessary, ensure the appropriate law enforcement authorities are notified.”
Payne and Ensor weren’t trying to raise awareness about child porn and abuse in government. Rather, they were speaking on a panel about so-called insider threats at intelligence agencies. Since Edward Snowden disclosed highly-classified information about surveillance by the NSA, American intelligence agencies have made detecting the next leaker or spy a top priority.
To do that, the agencies need to keep tabs not just on what government employees are doing at work, but also at home, Payne and Ensor argued. NSA employees, particularly young ones, leave the agency and then hop online from the privacy of their own home. “That is where were we need to be, that’s where we need to mine,” Ensor said.
The child porn problem came up, spokespersons for both agencies said, in the context of a discussion about the kinds of activities that signal someone could be engaging in criminal behavior, which would immediately make them a potential security threat.
That raised the question of whether the officials were using one form of criminal behavior—the downloading of child pornography—which they couldn’t precisely quantify, to justify the expansion of surveillance of government employees.
But in trying to emphasize one problem—leakers and spies—Payne and Ensor underscored another: the ongoing and persistent downloading of child porn in the workplace. And, perhaps, officials’ willful ignorance of the matter.
Government investigations have found instances in which intelligence officials effectively ignored evidence of employees viewing child porn and potential child abuse. In 2014, McClatchy reported that an inspector general found the National Reconnaissance Office, which runs U.S. spy satellites, had failed to notify authorities when some of its employees and contractors confessed to child molestation and other crimes during lie detector tests, which are administered for security clearance purposes.
“In one instance, one of the agency’s top lawyers told colleagues not to bother reporting confessions by a government contractor of child molestation, viewing child pornography and sexting with a minor, the inquiry by the inspector general for the intelligence community revealed,” according to McClatchy. Two years earlier, the news organization had reported that law enforcement officials weren’t being told about criminal confessions that surfaced in lie detector tests.
In 2011, the Boston Globe reported that the Defense Department had investigated just 3,500 out of 5,200 people who were suspected of downloading child porn. The Pentagon’s inspector general promised an “all-out pursuit” to catch perpetrators, and said his office would review 1,700 potential cases of child pornography possession that had been referred to military investigators four years earlier, but that were never screened, the Globe reported.
Though they apparently didn’t mean to, Payne and Ensor made a valuable point. The problem of child porn in the government workplace, which has been documented time and again, obviously remains unsolved if two senior officials whose job it is to know are still talking about it.

RHOME, Texas — At least 23 Texas towns have now repealed local sex offender ordinances after the threat of legal action forced many to strip their laws, or end up in court.
Earlier this year, the small Wise County town of Rhome repealed its ordinance.
Mayor Michelle Pittman says as a “general law” community of less than 5,000 people, they were informed by lawyers for Texas Voices for Justice and Reason they didn’t have the power to have a local law on the books.
The threat of a lawsuit was too much.
“Any litigation has a financial impact,” she said. “Our big concern was whether we could bare that, being a small city.”
Parents like Jennifer Peek say they are equal parts stunned and angry to learn there is no longer an ordinance that prevents convicted offenders from living within 1,500 feet of a school or playground.
“I’m sorry that our concern isn’t more with the safety of our children, rather than the freedom of a sex offender,” she said.
News 8 has been following the story for months, ever since the town of Alvarado in Johnson County hinted last year it may face a legal challenge over part of its ordinance.
In January, even more towns started to repeal their laws, while others decided to fight the lawsuits.
Attorney Richard Gladden, who filed on behalf of Texas Voices, says about two dozen towns have fully repealed local laws dictating everything from where sex offenders can live to if they need to post sex offender signs during holidays like Halloween.
The lawsuits cite a little-read 2007 legal opinion from then-Attorney General Greg Abbott, who wrote that general law towns “…may not adopt an ordinance restricting where a registered sex offender may live” because they don’t have constitutional authority to do so.
Home-rule cities — those with populations over 5,000 – aren’t impacted.
In Eustice, Texas, about 60 miles southeast of Dallas, they have long discussed a local ordinance. But Mayor Elicia Sanders say they fear as a town of only 1,000, they, too, would be sued.
She says parents have voiced concerns, especially since James Cassels – convicted of sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy in Alaska – recently moved across the street from the local ISD campus.
“Small town kids are just as valuable and precious as big city kids,” Mayor Sanders said. “[Residents] don’t understand why big city kids get safety zones and small town kids don’t get ’em.”
She concedes that there have been no reported issues with Cassels since he relocated to town. His mother says he is trying to find a new place to live.
Josh Gravens, a criminal justice reform advocate who is also a registered sex offender, says residency restrictions continue to be problematic.
“Let’s be real about what these ordinances are: they are about banishment,” Gravens said. “They don’t stem child sex abuse whatsoever.”
He points out in some small towns, it’s almost impossible for a registered sex offender to not be within 1,500 or 2,000 feet of a playground, school, or a church with a daycare.
“They would be breaking the law all of the time,” Gravens said.
The issue actually caught the eye of lawmakers last session in Austin, but the bill died on the house floor.
Rep. Matt Krause says next year, lawmakers should finally address the issue. He has heard of colleagues eager to push for legislation, and says he may draft something himself.
“I had never thought about it,” he said. “It’s concerning, and the legislature needs to take a look at it.”
In North Texas alone, towns like Hutchins, Alvarado, Justin, and Rhome have repealed ordinances. Others cities, like Krum, Argyle, and Westworth Village are fighting the lawsuits.
The governor’s office declined to comment on the issue.
The lawsuits have no impact on restrictions imposed by the courts on where an offender may live as part of their probation or parole.
For a list of convicted sex offenders in any Texas community, you can find the state’s registry at this link.

Polygraph Requirement Violates Registrant’s 5th Amendment Rights
Posted On 10 May, 2016
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today stating that a registrant’s Fifth Amendment right to remain silent was violated when the government sought to return him to prison because he refused to answer questions regarding his sexual history during a polygraph exam.
The questions the registrant refused to answer are (1) after the age of 18, did you engage in sexual activity with anyone under the age of 15, (2) have you had sexual contact with a family member or relative, (3) have you ever physically forced or threatened anyone to engage in sexual conduct with you and (4) have you ever had sexual contact with someone who was physically asleep or unconscious?
The court noted that the registrant’s affirmative answer to any one of these questions could have been interpreted as a confession of illegal conduct.  The court also noted that the government’s threat to revoke the registrant’s probation for properly invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege is the type of compulsion the government may not impose.  The court further noted that an individual is compelled “as soon as the government threatens him with a substantial penalty”.
In the case, the registrant was required to successfully complete a sex offender treatment program mandated by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board.  The registrant was required to sign an agreement that included a requirement to take a sexual history polygraph and allowed his treatment provider to report any sexual crimes discovered during the polygraph exam to appropriate authorities.
When the registrant refused to answer sexual history questions during his polygraph exam, the treatment provider expelled him from the mandatory treatment program.  This expulsion, in turn, subjected the registrant to potential revocation of his supervised release and a prison sentence.
In its decision, the court noted that the terms of the sex offender treatment agreement were non-negotiable.  The court also noted that its decision was based in part upon the registrant affirmatively asserted his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent during his polygraph exam.
As a result of this decision, the registrant is not required to answer questions regarding his sexual history during a polygraph exam.

From: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29879345/colorado-sex-offender-wins-challenge-use-lie-detector
Colorado sex offender’s lie detector court win could have big impact
10th Circuit Court of Appeals says forcing a sex offender into a lie detector test that could be reported to authorities is a rights violation
The Denver Post
Posted:05/11/2016 03:27:45 PM MDT21 Comments Updated:about 16 hours ago
In a decision that could have wide-reaching impact, a federal appeals court in Colorado ruled that a convicted sex offender does not have to take a polygraph test as part of his supervised release from prison.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ finding Tuesday overruled a lower court’s decision and agrees with Brian Von Behren that the lie detector examination would violate his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Because polygraphs are used post-conviction on sex crime offenders across the nation, especially in Colorado, the appellate ruling could impact the practice’s implementation in Colorado and beyond, observers say.
David Beller, a criminal defense lawyer with the Denver firm Recht Kornfeld, said that although the ruling does not reflect a change in law, it clarifies a probationer’s right to remain silent when asked about uncharged criminal behavior unrelated to a conviction.
“This decision provides some indication that the legal community’s support for polygraphs as an appropriate and constitutional tool in the treatment of sex offenses is waning,” he added.
Von Behren in 2005 was sentenced in Colorado’s federal court to 121 months in prison and three years of supervised release for receiving and distributing child pornography.
As part of the conditions of his release, Von Behren was ordered to take a sexual history polygraph requiring him to answer four questions about whether he had ever committed illicit sex acts for which he was never charged.
If any crimes were unearthed, they were to be reported to authorities.
Von Behren declined on the basis that the polygraph violated his Fifth Amendment rights, putting him at risk of having his supervised release revoked. The 10th Circuit court agreed.
In the ruling, however, the appellate court wrote a solution to the Fifth Amendment issue would be if the polygraph were used “sensibly” as part of an offender’s probation and not in criminal prosecution.
The court covers a six-state region made up of Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.
Polygraphs are used as part of sex offenders’ probation across the country.
In Colorado, the state’s Sex Offender Management Board  standards and guidelines manual lists polygraph examinations as an important part of a thorough investigation into an offender.
The lie detector results are used in sex offender treatment to improve treatment decisions, deter an offender’s problem behavior and access information about an offender that otherwise might remain a mystery.
Jeanne M. Smith, director of Colorado’s Division of Criminal Justice, which oversees the Sex Offender Management Board, said state legal counsel will review the ruling to determine any possible response.
“Polygraph is a big part of how Colorado treats sex offenders,” said Michael Miner, a professor in the University of Minnesota’s human sexuality program and president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. “I would assume this is going to have some impact on that if someone can in fact refuse to take the polygraph and if doing so doesn’t jeopardize their standing on probation or within a treatment program.
“It will be interesting to see how the chips fall.”
Kurt Gransee, a criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio who handles several sex crime cases each year, said he thinks attorneys across the country will use the opinion.
“It won’t be binding necessarily in other jurisdictions,” he explained. “But lawyers will go to the reasoning in this case. I think it will be pretty persuasive.”
Court cases challenging lie detector testing for sex offenders have popped up across the nation in recent years.
In January, a New Jersey court upheld the state parole board’s use of lie detectors to monitor sex offenders in the wake of a challenge that likened the practice to coerced interrogations, NJ Advance Media reported.
Michael Woyce, the lawyer who brought that case before the court, said Wednesday that the 10th Circuit’s decision likely will play a part in a similar lie detector challenge he’s working on before the New Jersey Supreme Court.
“We’ll certainly be looking at it,” he said of the Colorado ruling. “It’s probably something we will be submitting as a supplement.”
The U.S. Justice Department can ask for further review on the case from the 10th Circuit or the Supreme Court.
But Eric Wiggam, spokesman for Colorado’s U.S. attorney’s office, which handled the case, said there were no plans to take action on the ruling. Federal prosecutors declined to comment further.

Updated May 16 2016
The Virginian-Pilot
NORFOLK
Plethysmograph Now Illegal!
The court ruled in a Tazewell County case in which a teenager was sentenced to two life terms for orally sodomizing a 9-year-old boy.
Circuit Court Judge Henry A. Vanover imposed the sentence based in part on the results of a penile plethysmograph, a controversial device akin to a polygraph. The machine measures blood flow to the penis.
Matthew E. Billips was convicted of two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of soliciting a child to perform sodomy. Billips was living at a relative’s house in May 2003 when he exchanged oral sex with the boy and tried to persuade another young boy to commit the same act, according to the trial evidence.
Billips, now 21, maintains his innocence and claims that his relatives set him up over a drug deal gone sour.
A jury found him guilty and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.
Vanover, however, citing Billips’ criminal record, the nature of the offense and the harm done to the boys, imposed two life terms plus five years. The judge said he could not “imagine any more a heinous offense than what you have committed.”
Before imposing sentence, Vanover ordered Billips to undergo a psychosexual evaluation, which included a plethysmograph. Billips became aroused when shown pictures of boys and girls in sexual situations. The report placed him in the highest risk category for re-offending.
Billips’ attorney objected to the use of the test results, to no avail. The Virginia Court of Appeals also upheld the circuit judge. The Virginia Supreme Court has now sent the case back to Tazewell County for a new sentencing.
If the circuit judge plans to use the test results, he must find some scientific basis for its accuracy, the court ruled.
Scientists are divided on the reliability of the plethysmograph. Some have found it accurate in determining recidivism among sex offenders. Others have found it unreliable, and some states prohibit its use entirely.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2002 case that the plethysmograph lacks “scientific validity” and is prone to false positives.
L. Steven Emmert, a Virginia Beach lawyer who tracks Virginia’s appellate rulings, wonders what Vanover – having already seen the test result – will do when the case returns.
“That’s the real question,” he said.
A spokesman for the attorney general’s office, which argued the case, declined to comment.
Billips’ appellate attorney, James R. Henderson IV, a Norfolk native and Old Dominion University graduate, said he welcomes the ruling and hopes that Billips’ new sentence will not be as harsh.
“It can’t get any worse,” he said.

I am all about women’s rights and have always been on the forefront of women’s rights. My wife is a veteran; that makes this personal. I have been supporting this for many years now see Older Blogs page.
Subject: Thought you might be interested in this petition…
There is an epidemic of sexual assault in the military. It’s made worse because the assaults are under-reported and under-prosecuted, with victims facing devastating retaliation.  Thankfully, the Senate finally has a chance to step in with sensible reforms.
I just signed this petition urging them to act. I think you should too:

Sex Offender Laws Are Prejudice!
Just like the Death Penalty!
Sadly it is not a surprise to me at all.

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2016) — One percent of all black men in the U.S. are registered sex offenders, and black men enter the sex offender registry at nearly twice the rate of white men, a new University at Albany study finds.
Researchers say these findings reveal how the uneven impact of America’s criminal justice system extends to sex crime policy, an area largely overlooked in the scientific literature.
“Our study reveals that a war on sex offenders appears to be gaining steam just as the war on drugs has lost its cultural legitimacy. The number of publicly registered sex offenders is on the rise and is disproportionately from the same group that is targeted by criminal justice authorities — black men,” UAlbany Assistant Professor of Sociology and study author Trevor Hoppe said.

Attn: Senators — don’t pass a bill that will sabotage net neutrality.
If you pass HR.2666, it will take away the FCC’s ability to keep Big Telecom in check. It’s a sneaky attempt to undo all the work the pro-Internet community did last year to keep the web open. Continue to fight for us, and for the Internet – please don’t give telecom giants the power to pick and choose winners online.
Please keep the power of the web in the hands of the public, rather than the entrenched, powerful interests of large telecom conglomerates.
Remember the work we did last year to prevent telecoms from building an Internet slow lane?
A new bill could sabotage our historic net neutrality win, which would put your favorite websites in a slow lane behind media giants that are able to pay big bucks.
And the kicker? Your Internet bill may even go up. The bill will strip away the FCC’s customer protection powers to advocate on behalf of you.
If we don’t speak up now, we’ll be left with companies price-gouging us for a two-tiered Internet service! Speak out now and demand the Senate reject this bill before it’s too late.
Join OpenMedia and Daily Kos to tell the Senate: Reject Internet slow lanes

Hey Cyberskalkers. Guess what? After all these years of me writing my senators (mostly the ACLU and human rights organizations)  about this crime; it has finally become illegal.
Cyberstalking is a crime in which the attacker harasses a victim using electronic communication, such as e-mail or instant messaging (IM), or messages posted to a Web site or a discussion group. A cyberstalker relies upon the anonymity afforded by the Internet to allow them to stalk their victim without being detected.

Always remember all them that think they can take all human rights from sex offenders are the exact people who say all LGBT people are child molesters and sex offenders.:
Email I just received from Lambda Legal on May 26 2015:
Sometimes the realization of full LGBT equality seems inevitable. If you’re lucky, it may even seem like it’s already here.
But it isn’t. Just yesterday, Texas and 10 other states filed a lawsuit challenging guidance released by several federal agencies that schools and workplaces must let transgender students and employees use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
Just like the flood of anti-LGBT state bills we’ve been battling all spring, this is yet another attempt to turn the clock back to the days when all LGBT people were targets of restroom scare tactics.  And just like we’re doing in North Carolina, Lambda Legal stands ready to fight back against this misguided suit.
The state of politics in this country seems to get stranger and more threatening by the day — and it’s anybody’s guess what sort of legislative circus or federal lawsuit may be around the corner. But I’m not intimidated.
With the support of our members — generous people like you — we can act quickly and stand together in this fight.
For 43 years, regardless of the political winds, Lambda Legal’s victories in the courts and in the court of public opinion have helped move everyone in our country closer and closer to the promise of equality and dignity for all. That’s incredibly reassuring …
But this latest twist in our path forward should remind us the LGBT community can never afford to become complacent – and Lambda Legal never will.

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Jay Cohen Attorney at Law:

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It’s not too late to raise your voice in support of survivors of sexual assault in the military.
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What I have Been Through:
I can not vouch for all the text here! Same for the My Story Updated April 29 page. I am the king of typos for one thing, as I have stated on the internet many times. Believe it or not I am not a good typist. These documents are huge and I have trouble reading them because they remind me of the past: that I would prefer to forget. I have done my best to edit the names out of this. If any of my friends on the internet spot any mistakes I have made please email me them.
This document may have things against Collin County and McKinney Texas. I live here because I do love living here. I have learned over the years that there are actually worse county’s, city’s and states to live as a registered sex offender. Maybe if you need to just put your city’s name in instead of mine, and so on.
Here you go the first time I have shared anything like this since 1997. I think this is the first time I have shared this on the internet at all, ever for the most part:
I would like a federal investigation done against Collin County to find out how the government/police is overwhelmingly influenced by religion.
I believe many people have suffered and even been arrested here because of the union of religion and politics. I have no doubt that I am one of those people.
I wrote several blogs on separation of church and state here is a sample of those:
I had the most awesome separation of church and state html that I worked tirelessly on, but alas I can not find it. I am sure it is some where in the tens of thousands of files I have saved over the past 15 years of bloging here. So I am just going to do some work and write it all over again. So use your little mouse and enjoy my free history lesson for you all.
I am not a atheist but,
I just can not get over the fact that people in authority of others still do not understand the importance of this Bill Of Right legacy of freedom, we all enjoy in our county. The Bill Of Rights and The Constitution and the birth of this country and the foundation of that, is why we are who we are; the greatest country in the history of the world. No religion has a right to dictate to us what prayers to say or how to live our lives. That does not mean we can not worship how we want to in America. If you live in American or especially have lived here for long enough to see the beauty of it, and still do not get it, I do not know what to tell you.
This is one thing that recently reminded me Politian’s and local authority’s still do not get it:
Louisiana just submitted a bill calling for public school students to recite the Lord’s Prayer alongside the Pledge of Allegiance.
Church and Statehouse
NOLA Defender – Apr 8, 2013
One of the main reasons I love to support the ACLU is because of separation of church and state:
This subject I learned in all those great history classes I took as a child in Connecticut:
The MAYFLOWER! The Mayflower, the Mayflower, the Mayflower was pounded into my brain as a child in Connecticut and should be to every child today in America. The Mayflower contained the first Americans.
“Many of the passengers were Pilgrims fleeing persistent religious persecution”
If that is not enough for you than get a old American history book and read up on it yourself. If you love America like I do than stand by separation of church and state like you would the flag.
My story:
This is my story and how my friends and family and all the many. many people that believed in me where virtually destroyed in the name of religion and homophobia and hate and prejudice etcetera, etcetera. Not to mention all that I could have been became all that will never be.
Yet I am a optimistic person and hope that my record will be expunged and I will be exonerated and pardoned someday in the name of all that is right and fair. None of this is about me only, I am sure there are many more similar stories here and over and over and this is why it is so important for separation of church and state must be upheld here and enforced.
Basically what I did was consensual. My charge indicates I raped someone. I passed many polygraphs on the fact that what I did was consensual. It is my way of defending myself. The first thing I did when I took a polygraph was to explain to that Mr. X said “that was real nice” after less than 30 seconds of my mouth on his penis. I can always remember that exact sound of him saying that with a southern drawl careful not to spill chewing tobacco out of his mouth. I think I was meant to remember that.
My charge says I raped some one and that is absolutely not true!
I plead guilty to get deferred adjudicated probation. The family agreed to let me have deferred adjudicated probation officially through the court. The law required the family’s permission at that time.
Deferred adjudicated means there is no conviction! That means I was never convicted of aggravated sexual assault! That means I should not have to register as a sex offender!
I completed 11 years of probation and served 7 months in the county jail. My health and stress has been a huge burden through all of this. For almost 20 years I have been disgraced by sex offender registration. That is way more than I deserve for all this, and that is a fact.
Because I am deferred adjudicated I can have my record erased. I have no idea why someone has not stepped forward after thousands of letters and emails I have sent to lawyers and judges and politicians all over America.
I would be a fool to think I was the only one caught up in the hysteria of sex offence charges like this. That is why I will never give up on any of this, ever.
Public Bullying and Human Rights Violation
Web sites that list my name listed on goggle (and my fathers name a life time police officer and air force veteran) as a sex offender are un numerable as new ones pop up all the time:
Please stop this human rights violation and public bullying of good people  like me! You all know my story and how I was not even guilty of this crime. A rooky over zealous police officer DJ arrested me wrongly for this. The very next week in the newspaper she tried to arrest a video rental store ower for renting vhs copies and wanted to send him to prison for 99 years. McKinney Texas was very different in 1995. I was falsely arrested for and completed deferred adjudicated probation for this disgusting crime I did not commit.
I am going to be married to a great women 25 years this January. She makes me happy with her love and has every minute since I met her.
See attached word document it is some good reading I will paste it here too:
Updated 06 -8 2012
I do not want to discourage you in any way. Your service in the only hope to many people. I appreciate what you do beyond words. For human rights groups like you if you were not there people would be in prison or dead. My only hope in life is that someday people will prevail all people. Someday I hope human rights advocate would not be like a curse word instead it be a title of honor. Imagine every human having human rights, everyone living in peace and no one ever being treated unfairly.
I am sick of putting myself in danger raising a protest while living in Collin County, Texas  right wing strong hold. If I had the money I would move today. The military moved us here then drained all our saving by putting me on probation and forced psycho therapy for 11 years here for a crime I never committed.
I believe this type of type of treatment of human beings in America will be the end of us all and the end of America. I have been saying this publicly for 17 years and I have seen changes because of people like me. Silence is death for sex offenders. Thanks to people like Texasvoices.org/ we still have a little hope.
I remember a few years ago when Texas republicans were screaming at the top of their lungs, vote for me and I will give sex offenders the death penalty. I have seen the promising young man that I was; ruined and destroyed right before my eyes. Everything I had to offer society taken by the perversion of the law. I moved to this right wing strong hold of no choice of my own. After 11 years of probation, 1 year illegally placed on me as well as 7 months in jail as a condition of my probation 1 month illegally served; it is hard for me to feel sorry for other sex offenders. In my opinion if enough people are unconstitutionally labeled sex offenders then someday the law will have to have mercy on us or be doomed. I know this may sound weird but Josh got off kind of easy most people here would give anything to serve a small amount of time in prison and not have to go on probation for who knows how long. At least prison is private humiliation were as probation is continual public humiliation. I always tell guys serve your parole to the highest degree obeying anything with out hesitation. It does not end there though does it? Every second of every day your on the internet suffering cruel and unusual punishment is a second of our system reaping what it sews. So next time you hear about the economy going bad or this or that you remember Josh it is because of people like us. We need human rights organizations to sue and sue again at every opportunity for so called sex offenders at a hope to save us all as Americans and the freedoms we hold dear.
Can you pardon me? That would be cool huh? You can right a wrong by pardoning me and stop all the bad that has been the result of my unlawful suffering and unwarranted shame. You can stop all the many of thousands of people it has affected negatively first hand, not to mention the people secondarily affected wrongly with darkness for no reason except DJ: the over zealous McKinney detective that wanted a collar. I am not a sex offender and never was. I am a beautiful person and always have been one who cares more about keeping people away from me that being a predator sex offender like I am labeled every minute of every day.
Added 03 21 2012
All this and I am not even guilty of this crime at all. I was overwhelmed by being arrested and threatened with 20 years in prison if I did not plead guilty by my lawyer HS
, (yes the senators husband). In order to be guilty I would have had to force Mr. X into penetrating my mouth. I know it is gross. Sorry. Think about it though. How do you force someone to do this? He said “that is real nice”. I have been polygraphed on this like 10 times, because I claimed this vocally and in writing the whole 11 years I was on probation here in the toughest place on crime on earth, “Collin County Texas”.
This was a consensual act how ever embarrassing it was for X. Judge CS said “I do not know why someone would plead guilty to this”.  He also said I should feel bad for embarrassing the Xs. Sentenced to a marked life of a despicable person for embarrassing someone?
He felt guilty and basically ruined my life because of unconstitutional laws. In order to be guilty I would have had to rape him. My charge is a rape charge. The 65 and older law is only in certain southern states making a 65 and older person the same as if they are under 13 years old.
My life is not ruined. Because I refuse to except that. I have learned to enjoy all the small things in life much more and my wife and dogs make me happy every day. I have always been a positive person and that has not changed nor will as it is part of who I am. I always look on the bright side. The only thing that has changed is the false judgments made against me every day because shameful laws like sex offender registration.
Placed on Nazi probation; I have served 7 months in the local jail as a condition of my probation and had my life turned upside down. I have spent enough money to buy a house on probation fees and psycho therapy for over 10 years now.  It has driven my wife and I close to bankruptcy many times.
My grandparents who were my favorite people in the whole world dead 2 years ago. When I was a child my grandparent on my dads side would buy me any thing I wanted. I would spend many weekends with them up until I graduated from high school. They moved to Florida after retiring and would fly me down many times. I am convinced they died sooner than normal because of my ordeals while on probation that I believe have exceeded cruel and unusual punishment with probation officers like MS and JW. I mention these two because they had a out spoken reputation of being cruel.
I will admit that I was using cognitive distortions at that time of my arrest. Since then I have quit using cognitive distortions all together. I have no regrets about this because of the love I have for my wife. I am a good person and like most good people I look on the good side of things. My wife a highly rewarded veteran of 6-7 years of service 3 and a half years in Killen, and 3 and a half years in Seagoville, Texas. My wife has cried many times because of the McKinney, Probation Department’s unreasonable treatment of me. She told me she cried every day of the 7 months I was in the Collin County jail. She has been ill every time I suspect it is the stress of my ordeal. Every illness I have now did not start until the day I was released from the jail.
I have served 1 year over the legal amount of probation aloud by law to my case.
Me getting off probation rest’s squarely on the shoulders of a lunatic, (So Called Therapist). In this email is included a letter about Mr. (So Called Therapist) who I believe became a physiotherapist because of his mentally challenged state. I have been complaining against him for years and expect him to lash out at me any way he can. Not because of any thing right, only because of him having to live with himself after a life ill spent.
I will rewrite it for you:
I am reminded of a conversation I had with this dude who is a (So Called Therapist). I asked him if he could help explain why psychotic people, who are students murder other human beings? I said; I think education would detour something like this. I am a student and do not want to get shot by any one.
Actually I had already drawn a conclusion about this being these people, I just wanted to know what the (So Called Therapist) would say.
My conclusions concerning these type of people are the following:
# 1 Because not every one is religious and I respect and almost admire that is :
In physiology talk: I think these people are extremely psychopathic and anti social. I mean they have reached a form of mental illness not known to man.
# 2 In religious talk, because I live in the Bible belt of America where it seems every one is religious, is as follows:
I think these type of people is controlled by evil. Also I believe this type control is something that is not listed in any religious belief at all.
The (So Called Therapist) said, in a answer to my question about these type of people was:
It is because people are standing up for their rights. The (So Called Therapist) said; the problem is, people have rights.
If this is not the most bazaar thing I have ever heard, I do not know what is!
This guy kind of bazaar, period. The thing is this is someone of power in Collin County, Texas.
What he said reminds me of a bumper stickers some rednecks had around here during the last presidential election, that basically said:
if you do not vote for Bush, you are a terrorist.
It amazes me how people lie, to accomplish things they think is right. Like the bazaar physiotherapist, I am talking about, these closed minded people are stuck in their ways. I have said this all my life and think it is good advise for every one:
“ no matter how old I get I will never be too big to learn “ This should be every ones words to live by. The problem is, it is not easy to learn something. This is something most people will deny to them selves. In other words, LIE TO THEMSELVES.
That is the problem with closed minded people is they can not learn . If you are a democrat there is no way you are closed minded. That is why I am a democrat. You have to weigh everything before you make a decision. That is what democrats do. That is why we are great!
The Sheriffs Department came to my house last night February 21, 2008 about 9:30 pm. In honor of that I am sending you all a email. The first thing the sheriff said was we are doing a audit and you where on our list. The first thing out of my mouth is my is my usual response to all this, “this is a waste of tax payers money“. If the sheriff’s department wanted to see where I live they could have watched the news a couple days ago. Or they could ask sheriff Y who is investigating the fire, he also investigated the vandalizing of my car against SC who owns the shack across the street from me. I am not complaining about the sheriffs themselves they where good gentlemen. I am complaining about Judge CS who ordered me submit to this torture again from a law that was not made until after the fact. Meaning this is also a retroactive act, illegal in the state of Texas as per the Texas Constitution. Just like I am being held illegally on probation over the maximum time. Read about this more in this book of a letter. My wife had to be to work early in the am so I was sound asleep. My neighbor from the dead end of my street was with them. They must have gone to his house by mistake. I can not begin to tell how degrading and embarrassing this is. My poor wife and my dogs where so upset it took hours for us all to fall back to sleep.
Suzanne Wooten won the election by 5,000 points. I networked for her and did all I could to get this corrupt, unlawful judge out.
Guess what else? It is election time and worst Judge in the history of Collin County is up for reelection. Judge CS is being challenged by Suzanne H. Wooten. He is so bad that he is being challenged during a primary and that never happens. His rating is so bad in the I quote, the Collin County Observer in the following:
“In Collin County one of the most influential groups is the Bar Association. The lawyers of the local Bar practice their trade in front of elected judges every day – and they form an opinion. Every 2 years, the local bar surveys its members in an attempt to rate every sitting judge.
How highly is Judge CS rated by those lawyers who work in his court? Not very high.
This year, CS received the overall lowest rating of any local judge. If this Bar Poll is any indication, the judge will soon need to find another line of work. However, the Bar Poll is not an infallible indicator of re-electability. A good example of the poll missing its mark would be the 2005 primary in which 2 judges (John Barry and Jerry Lewis) won re-election despite dismal Bar Poll ratings.
The complete 2007 Bar Poll results are on the internet.
I voted against Judge CS. In order to do this in Collin County because no democrats even run here, I had to vote Republican even though I am a registered democrat for 11 years. You would not believe the republican ballet. Line after line of people running for office no one running against them. I can not believe I am living in the middle of America and at the same time what seems to be the most corrupt government as well.
Other than that things are as good as they can be. I am painting at a amazing rate considering. I have accomplished so much in the past 10 years in my art it is almost like a miracle with people like Judge CS against me, I am glad I have stayed here in McKinney Texas because it has given myself a chance to prove to people here I am a good guy. I am doing all I can to give back to the community, that is one of the main reasons I do western art only.
I recently called my P.O., telling him all of the conditions of all the people involved in my offence. It would blow your mind if you knew all the stuff that went on with me being charged. I could send you a email about how my offence was imposed on me, that would make you say, why is this guy even charged with this offence in the first place?
I made a letter concerning the above paragraph and filed it in the 380th. It is now public record. I doubt Judge CS will ever read it. You reap what you sew. Or you could say like John Lennon said “instant carma is gona get you”. What ever you believe we all know how we treat others is how we are treated in life.
I have had these letters for up to 7 years and have not sent them until 07/23/2007. Although I have many more bazaar letters I have written when I was first put on probation that I typed in the jail. This is the strongest stuff I have in email form. So strong it took me up to 7 years to get angry enough to send it. The newest email I have in this email is over 3 years old.
Well this is it. I am going to send you the
Ultimate_Complaint_Letter_about_CC_Probation_Department_07_24_2007
And a letter I have been sitting on for many years:
Complant_letter_about_(So Called Therapist)_revised_01_04_07
Both are attached for printing on mac or pc. Thank you for reading and at least archiving for the purpose of human rights.
Well I did not get it. (Early release.) It should not be called early release in my case, legally. Let me tell you this about Judge CS. Here is a link to the 380:
They call Judge CS, “hang em all CS”. Over all he seemed ruthless to me. I stated allot that I wrote you in my last letter. He had allot more grey hair then when I saw him last. I do not know how people like him live with them selves.
He said that probation was against it. It is because of the law that was made in 1999, my offence was in 1996.
My probation officer wrote a letter to the judge that stated he was against me getting early release. The more I think of this letter the angrier I get. I will attach a edited copy to this email. He did say a few nice things though. This letter goes in my permanent records. I went down to the court house to get this. I am going to leave his name out of this for now. I still have doubts about whether or not he is fair or not. If he is not he is really good at fooling me.
The Texas constitution says no law will be made retro active! This Law extending my probation can not be used against me legally. Therefore I am being held illegally on probation now for 5months now! as of 12/17/2007.
What shocked me most was that he seemed to have no memory of me. I will say one good thing about him, he said, he did not think it was a good thing that they made the law retro active that would cause me to serve a extra year past the maximum amount of probation. I do not know if I believe him but he did say that. That is Collin County for you applying every law to people no matter how strict or retro active.
He may have tried even more illegal stuff against me. I am going to research it and if so my wife and I will have to talk to our lawyer and may have to borrow money to hire him against the judge.
I will state this again:
#1 I served 1 month more than aloud by law in the county jail.
#2 I am being made to serve 1 year more than legally applies to me. No law will be made retro active according to the Texas Constitution. The only way it could be retro active is if it caused no burden to someone. Tell that to people who suffer cruel and unusual punishment every day while on probation for this type of offence. It’s like registration is that not cruel and unusual punishment? Yet it is so called retro active because the law says it is like a fishing license! Bazaar! Every government that has repressed it’s people has fallen! If we keep heading the direction we are heading we will fall.

#3 The law on no early release was made in 1999 and does not apply to me.
These are only two of many laws broken by Judge CS. He tried to take away my deferred Adjudicated in 1998. When my lawyer got me back in court his exact words where ” it seems I broke the law “.

I do not have the money but if I did I would hire a lawyer and not stop till I set things right. That is all that I wanted to do. I just wanted to give a chance to the system to make things right. It seems to me that fewer an fewer people in judgment over us all cares about right and wrong. If they do this to me they do it to allot of other people unlike me who protests.
Thanks for reading and or archiving my info to help me.
Proceeding letter: The main reason I am applying for early release is I believe I am being held on probation illegally for 1 year over the maximum amount at the time of my offence.
I think if you help me you will be helping everyone in my situation that is made to serve more than the maximum amount of time of probation. I am willing to pay $700.00 to who ever represents me on the 23rd.
I am talking about representing a long time, seriously, active ACLU member! Not some Joe of the street! Also I am a half way famous artist amongst modern artists from here to California. I was in a movie and did professional graphic design for the largest skateboard company in the world in the late 1980’s. People really like me here.
I did it. All this time begging the ACLU to file a motion for me and I did it my self. I simply got the motion from the law library and I filled it out and filed it. I have a court date set and every thing. If there are any lawyers that want to show up that day and help me out that would be great! My court date is at July 23rd 2007 at 9:00am. That’s the 380th district court in McKinney, Texas. I am looking forward to it and hoping it goes well. The end of July will be the last time the court will be on route 5 in McKinney, Texas. It will soon be in the new 2 million dollar court house next to the 200,000,000 million dollar jail. Needless to say as soon as I am off probation I will be moving away from here. That’s the plan at least.
To tell you the truth I probably do not need a Lawyer. Either Judge CS of the 380th is going to give me early release or not. The cool thing is I believe my P.O. wants me to get it.
I do not know what is the big deal about helping people out with criminal cases. There are allot of people that are serving time or on probation and parole that do not deserve to be. I believe in a honest and forth right justice system that makes all the right decisions and never punishes people more than they should be punished. The problem is with the highest amount of people supervised by the government whether on probation or in prison and all the other hooks our country puts in you. 1 out of every 9 people in Texas is like that. The highest amount of, prisoners to the system, in the history of the world in this time in our country. The amount of people who suffer more than they should at the hands of our government, is grotesque! Why shouldn’t the ACLU be helping these people?
I do not think there has been any one that has bettered themselves more than me in the history of Collin County probation. I have another art show at the August that means I will be in the Dallas Morning news again. If I was off probation I would never pull punches in my fight for human rights like I do now. I also believe my paintings would sell. One thing is for sure my wife would appreciate it. To me, that is the greatest thing in my life, making my wife happy.
I would just appreciate if you all would wish me well at my hearing on July 23rd, 2007 9:00am. I am kind of proud of myself for arranging the whole thing with out a lawyer.
As of this Month July, 2007 I will begin serving over 10 years of my legal probation term. I have suffered more than any one that has made it this far. I will be glad to send you emails regarding proof of this. When I was arrested in 1996 I was told by my lawyer and the state of Texas I could only be given a maximum of 10 years probation if I plead guilty. I am being forced to serve more than the max sentence of probation in Collin County, Texas. Before I was placed on deferred adjudicated probation in 1997, I was told the maximum amount of probation I would get was 10 years. So I Plead guilty thinking I would have no problem serving 10 years probation after all I was a law abiding citizen. Little did I know that did not matter and this county makes up there own laws and does what ever it pleases and no one seems to care not even people like the ACLU of Texas. What if I put you in jail and while you where in there I said we changed our mind we decided to extend your sentence from 10 years to 20 years. Probation can be worse than jail. jail is private humiliation, probation is pubic humiliation. This is what is happening to me. I have already had to serve 7 months in the County Jail here even thought the legal amount to be sentenced as a part of probation is 6 months and no one seemed to care. even though I wrote and called people like the ACLU of Texas 100 plus times.
I need a lawyer to go before my judge CS (Collin County) and protest that I am being made to serve a extra year on probation illegally. This could be done several ways. You could ask for early release ect. This could be the last thing I ever ask of you. When I get off probation I plan to move back to California where I was a citizen of before I was made to move here because my wife joined the army. I can not move there on probation because they do not take deferred adjudicated there. You know the law I was charged with does not even exist in California! I have always blamed the army in some way for the trouble I have had here in Collin County. I have always felt as I am being held captive here. I refuse to leave until I finish probation. I met people in the County Jail (of witch I was sentenced to 7 months as a requirement of my probation witch is illegal) that where revoked for nothing after they moved to another state. If you can not help me please feel free to forward this email to someone that can. I figure if a lawyer wanted they could take the case for the one month extra time. I know you could make money from that.
This is the letter I sent you around June 28, 2007
.Also I submit this in my legal request once a month with the ACLU.
As of this Month June, 2007 I will begin serving over 10 years of my legal probation term. I have suffered more than any one that has made it this far. I will be glad to send you emails regarding proof of this. When I was arrested in 1996 I was told by my lawyer and the state of Texas I could only be given a maximum of 10 years probation if I plead guilty. I am being forced to serve more than the max sentence of probation in Collin County, Texas. Before I was placed on deferred adjudicated probation in 1997, I was told the maximum amount of probation I would get was 10 years. So I Plead guilty thinking I would have no problem serving 10 years probation after all I was a law abiding citizen. Little did I know that did not matter and this county makes up there own laws and does what ever it pleases and no one seems to care not even people like the ACLU of Texas. What if I put you in jail and while you where in there I said we changed our mind we decided to extend your sentence from 10 years to 20 years. Probation can be worse than jail. jail is private humiliation, probation is pubic humiliation. This is what is happening to me. I have already had to serve 7 months in the County Jail here even thought the legal amount to be sentenced as a part of probation is 6 months and no one seemed to care. even though I wrote and called people like the ACLU of Texas 100 plus times.
I need a lawyer to go before my judge CS (Collin County) and protest that I am being made to serve a extra year on probation illegally. This could be done several ways. You could ask for early release ect. This could be the last thing I ever ask of you. When I get off probation I plan to move back to California where I was a citizen of before I was made to move here because my wife joined the army. I can not move there on probation because they do not take deferred adjudicated there. You know the law I was charged with does not even exist in California! I have always blamed the army in some way for the trouble I have had here in Collin County. I have always felt as I am being held captive here. I refuse to leave until I finish probation. I met people in the County Jail (of witch I was sentenced to 7 months as a requirement of my probation witch is illegal) that where revoked for nothing after they moved to another state. If you can not help me please feel free to forward this email to someone that can. I figure if a lawyer wanted they could take the case for the one month extra time. I know you could make money from that.
If you are on probation in Collin County you are forced to pay for and attend things like psycho therapy (witch should be a violation of religious rights) I have always said any church pastor would be better than having to submit to godless psychology. Then there are all the support groups and other companies that sell things to the Collin County Probation department. It is a huge scam! You will actually find things advertised in the phone book that are not advertised any where else that would be required by people on probation in Collin County. Like polygraphists. It goes on and on the bottom line is these companies depend on making a prophet from people on probation and this is extremely wrong and can only lead to reaping that witch is sown. By doing this you set up people on probation to having to pay for programs they do not need so that probation officers can ask for special favors from these companies like revoking someone they don’t like or harassing someone they suspect of wrong doing falsely. Only the companies that co-operate with the probation department would get the referrals or in other words money from poor people. People are made to attend things like psycho therapy here in Collin County Texas for ten years even if they do not require it. That costs $120.00 a month, $1040.00 a year. Why would a psycho therapist discharge someone if they could make money off of them? There is even talk of extending probation from 10 years to 20 years. This can not be legal. If you plead to get probation 10 years ago and all of a sudden 10 years latter they say we just decided to extend you for 10 more years so these type companies like physiotherapy could make more money. I hope you can see how wrong this is and how it hurts our community.
I wrote the following about my experience with the probation officer: MS,
I was at the probation department waiting to see MS as always for up to and beyond one hour, as always. I was trying to get people to vote for a bill. It was a bill to stop people from being revoked for no reason at all, and I was trying to get people to vote against it. I have learned that most people in the waiting room of the probation office are too negative to try to help. MS got this paper (about the bill) from some one I gave it to. This is a problem I have had with her latter, I never gave that paper to her, so what right does she have to legally possess it or and especially to use it against me? Like this letter for instance. So just after she found out about my paper, and the 2 complaints I made about her I walked into her office and she just began to yell at me and did not stop for a hour and a half.
Now stop. At this point there was nothing I could do or say to stop her from trying to destroy me. The next time I saw her she seemed to have the conditions of my probation memorized. Understand that from this moment on MS had decided to do everything in her power to revoke my probation. I could write a book on how many other time MS has yelled at me in her office for a hour or more unfairly and unrighteously even on many occasions accusing me of things I never did or even have knowledge of doing. Accusing me of being a criminal that is absolutely absurd and anyone of the thousands of friends and relatives I have would testified to this. My record speaks against that. One thing that is true every time MS accuses me of something I never did, like the mail fraud thing for instance, my wife becomes accused by her as taking part in criminal behavior. My wife has a advantage over me she has a customer service job and is well known by thousands of local people here in Texas. Anyone that has met my wife one time would testify that this is absolutely absurd. I believe this is a testimony, of how these false accusations that MS has made against me, are out and out lies. My point is that since I made these complaints to BH at that point I was put on a list in MS’s mind. I have heard that once MS decides she wants to revoke your probation nothing will stop her. After reading this to put it as simply as I can I have complained about MS so many times to her superiority’s and to the ACLU, to Senators, Congress and the like that I believe she has become beyond reason. You may say, then it is your fault. I happen to love my country so much (my wife is a army specialist 3 years active duty 3-4 years reserve) that I will stand up for my constitutional and human rights. And that is freedom in action. That is being a good American. Without people like me there would be no America. Hey my wife and I are both from Connecticut where you are well schooled in the sacrifices our Fore Fathers made. When MS speaks of my wife in anyway it is in a hateful way or in a disrespectful way and always with a dirty look.
In November of 2003, MS insisted that I go to the polygrapher of her choice. After many complaints, I finally called Elena Funch and complained to her about the polygraph referral. About a week later (So Called Therapist) gave me a list of polygraphers to choose from. (this is the way this should be done, I also think this info should be kept from the P.O. Until after the appointment, in fact the identity of the polygrapher should never be reveled to the P.O., to keep the P.O. From having influence over the polygrapher ) MS has caused (So Called Therapist) and I to have problems since I complained about her in the summer of 2003. I mention this because I believe this is one of those things that MS got mad at me for and she chose to hate me even more for. She did not like me calling Elena Funch and complaining about the lack of choice I had.
My next point is my health. Doctor Tsang of McKinney diagnosed me with a ulcer. I have to take Nexium constantly that could cause side affects. Since I have been on deferred adjudicated probation (not the same as a conviction), my health has been going bad. Every ailment I have I did not have before probation. My eyes were perfect before I was sentenced to jail and almost as soon as I was released from jail they went bad. Skin problem like psoriasis I never had before jail and I have now.
Please understand that since this paper is up to or more than 8 pages long and took so long to write, my wife did not help me write this at all, except for spelling and some typing. Also keep in mind that the person that wrote this is someone who MS has accuses of being mentally ill. As you read through this, always keep the theme of this letter and compare it to every sentence you read. It all has to do with why my wife and I believe it would be only fair and lawful that I have a new probation officer. Not to mention the fact that my wife and I have had to endure over a year of suffering because of MS’s uncalled for hatred against my wife and I. The Judge knew, I should not go to prison, and that is why he gave me probation. MS disregarding that, wants to send me for prison for irrational hatred towards my wife and I. Keep in mind my offense took place in 1996 that was more than 8 years ago.
When MS started to work for the Plano office of Collin County probation department, I knew about it. I heard many stories while she worked for Plano probation from other people on probation that MS was very strict. The Story’s I remember most during that time came from people in my group. There are two that have stuck in my memory, one guy was a black young man from out of state and he was trying to get back to his family, he was 20 years old. He was driven to threaten MS, and was given a new probation officer. He said something to her like “how do you go about getting a probation officer beat up?”. I believe she manipulated him so that he threatened her, because he was in my group at least 6 months and I tried to figure out why he would threaten her. My evaluation of this young man was that he was a good guy, a patient guy, and not the type that would threaten someone. Then there was R, every day that guy would come to group he would complain about MS till he was almost crying. I was amazed at the amount of restrictions that was on him and the bazaar way that she would interact with him. I could not imagine any one treating someone as unfairly as she treated him. She made that guy take so many polygraphs it seemed if anything at least unconstitutional. I believe it was wrong and not proper procedure to transfer MS. It is rare that any company would transfer anyone especially someone as controversial as her. So all these things I heard long before MS was transferred to the McKinney Texas.
First, I would like to say out of all the probation officers I have ever had or have ever heard of anyone else having, I’ve never had knowledge of this kind of inhuman treatment and unconstitutional treatment. I’ve talked to a lot of people that have probation officers and have never heard of this type of treatment of anyone. I have spent many hours at the law library and out of the research I’ve done, I have never heard of such appalling conditions under any probation or parole officer.
The first time I complained about MS approximately April 2003, I complained to BH who is the supervisor for McKinney Probation Office. MS became my probation officer the summer of 2002. Up until I complained to BH in April of 2003, I have never had a problem with her. I am sure the records will reflect this. Including (So Called Therapist)s records as well. In fact for that one year, I did not have to take any polygraphs or plathismographs or psychological tests. That means that instead of spending $4000.00 in two years of having MS as a probation officer. I have actually spent $4000.00 in one year (the summer of 2003 to the summer of 2004) on polygraphs or plathismographs or psychological tests and urine tests. On July 07 2003 MS was the first one to tell me I needed another plathismograph at $250.00 she smiled when she said that. Why would she be the first one to tell me, my Therapist should have, she just enjoyed causing me to become poorer. I complained to BH about two things the first was, that MS did a visit to my home just before my wife and I purchased a home near Melissa. This was the month of February 2003 approximately. I was living in a apartment at the time. She and two police officers came to my home and knocked on the door and when I answered the door I did as I always do and looked out the peep hole. I always do this as to avoid answering the door to a child or a solicitor. When I did this the peep hole was covered. This was the first thing I complained about concerning MS to BH. The second thing was that MS said that my wife, my wife (since 1988 FYI) was not my chaperon. You have to understand I have been on probation since 1997 summer, (So Called Therapist) has been my therapist since 1998 summer ((So Called Therapist)’s help is one reason I have turned my life around. The main reason is I have done it, is for myself, (So Called Therapist) has helped me see that clearer) when MS became a probation officer in Plano she instituted a woman therapist as a chaperon approver, only. Before that in 1999 (So Called Therapist) had a chaperon program that cost three hundred dollars that my wife and I went through to become a chaperon.
The day after I complained about her I was in the waiting room at the McKinney Probation Department, this is a fact. I do not want to face this myself. But since MS has been my P.O. My ulcer acts up in ways I can not describe. MS is well known for changing her moods from happy to sad drastically and extremely mean to nice to indifferent to degrading. Just being in her office upsets my stomach her walls are full of police badges, warrant photos of sex offenders, and she even has a huge sign that says something like: there is a sex offender living here. You can barley see the walls in her office because of all the cut out pictures and things that she believes so important she must tape on her walls. To me this is a sign of immaturity, and a lack of responsible behavior, in short a unsound mind. She does not have to say a word, just sitting in her office makes me want to throw up. She has a book shelf full of books like: The Evil that Men Do. I always get the impression that she hates men and manliness.
Just after I complained about her the first time, (This took place on May 23 2003) I was in her office and she said that she had many gay friends that are married and that call her, Even though they are no longer on her case load. I believe that she was implying that she thought that it would be good if I acted gay in front of her and that she would find that personally gratifying. Just after she told me about her gay friends she said I think you are going to make it on probation. It was as if she was saying you will make it on probation if you act gay. She said her gay friends call her Mom.
I can not eat sometimes because of how mean she is to me. I have come to realize that my ulcer becoming unbearable, is in direct relation to meeting with MS. It feels like I am going to pass out and throw up my guts. This could and has lasted up to a month. MS has a way of making a mountain out of a mole hill as anyone will tell you that knows her. Also her belief in the old Communist credo : The end justifies the means, in other words it is OK to lie and behave criminally to reach your goal. This will affect any one mentally. I do not want to end up like Jerry Lewis and almost die of a ulcer.
Then there is my blood pressure problem that did not exist before MS became my P.O.. When I took my Plathismograph the doctor said my blood pressure was so high he said that I should check my blood pressure every day for a month. (I must mention that I showed no arousal to children on my Plathismograph.) My last polygraph with, he said my pulse rate was 192 per minute. I blame MS for this instance of almost having a heart attack in the poly graph chair. She built up so much fear and anxiety leading to that polygraph that I could barely walk from the car to the office with my wife. I also have high cholesterol due to my bad appetite. I do not want to die of a heart attach at the age of 43 because of the inhumane manipulation I have to deal with on a moment to moment basis. I am a good, good man and do not deserve this. I have become such a good person because I chose to, for the past 6 years especially. I am at a peak. I have not only changed on the inside but on the out. I would challenge anyone that knew me in the winter of 1996 and has not seen me since, to even recognize me now. I should be rewarded for my behavior and encouraged, but the opposite with MS is true. So I am making a plea for myself for the good of my community and for the good of my country, for the thousands of fans of my art and animation’s, for all of my friends at the Collin County Community College (of whom I am a straight A student), to my huge Sicilian family, and my huge church family spread all over the United States. Ask my friends on the Middletown Police Force (my home town in Connecticut). These friends of mine where also friends of my father who retired a police officer there. FV and BB are their names. Ask them if they agree with MS in that I am a criminal. BB was my janitor in my grade school (St. Johns School Middletown Connecticut). Growing up as a cop’s son is all I need to say. A friend of mine once described my dad as: the general.
The next reason I believe I should have a new P.O. Is : the relationship I have with my therapist. I have been going to (So Called Therapist) since the summer of 1998 and have not missed one single session in six years that equals about 300 meetings. Since MS has become my P.O. (So Called Therapist) has done all he can to avoid treating me unfairly. (So Called Therapist) has with great pane has joined together with MS unwillingly, in her quest to destroy me utterly, after over one year of pressure from her. When JW was my P.O. The problem with my probation was MHMR harassed him so much he felt no choice but to try to revoke my probation. I know and have written many letters to ACLU, to Senators, Congress and Judges to point out this flaw in the system. Now it is the other way around. Basically MS has stopped me from receiving real therapy from (So Called Therapist) as much as she can. She has turned (So Called Therapist) into a interrogator instead of a therapist. Even though it is plain to see (So Called Therapist) does not believe at all in what is coming out of his mouth. I have often described (So Called Therapist) to my wife as speaking MS’s words and not his own. If the P.O. has any say over referral’s to therapists that would be a travesty of justice, I just want to say that. I do not know how the problem of a therapist having undo influence over the probation officer, or the probation officer having undo influence over the therapist can be resolved. This is a great flaw in the system. Therapists are not cops and cops not therapists nor should they be. The problem between MS and I, is she uses this flaw in the system against me to the fullest. I hope you good people could find a way. I believe this would be a step toward the constitutional rights and human rights of non habitual offenders. I have heard of stories of MS stalking people and invading their privacy and slandering people in group.
The next and last reason I believe I should have a new P.O. Is : The fact that I have spent approximately $4000.00 in the one year since MS has been my P.O. On tests like Polygraphs, Plathismographs, Urine tests, Physiological tests. This is on top of the $2500.00 of standard fees I pay every year. That equals $9,000.00 in 2 years since MS has been my P.O.. It is driving my wife and I to poverty very quickly. We struggle for no reason to keep our first home and to get me through college. I say for no reason because I have learned over the past year that when MS gets mad at me she orders me to take , Plathismographs, Urine tests, Physiological tests. I actually wrote some one on the A Team (lawyers against the use of Plathismographs in court) when MS had first become my P.O.I mentioned that she was making me take a lot of tests at cost to my wife and I. A A Team representative wrote me back and said the only reason she did this was because she can. At that time I did not believe it. Now I see it is exactly that. In fact just recently I have been given absolute proof of this. MS called my house on July 27th 2004 at 9:30 am I was at Class at the time. I got home about 1 p.m. I tried through out the day to call MS back I left two messages on her voice mail. I tried to call her back 6 times. Finally I called the secretary as directed in her voice mail. The secretary told me there was no way I could leave a message with her. Out of frustration and because the business day was about to close I called BH and left a message with him that MS called me and to please relay the message to her. I played the message she left on my machine during the message. The very next meeting I had with MS on 08/04/04. She was so combative that the entire time I was in her office she tried to turn everything I said against me like I was insulting her. For instance I said “Your the boss”. She said I was insulting her there was a pause and she gave me the dirtiest look. She said I had to take a polygraph by the end of the month. She also made me take a urine test. Keep in mind the first thing she mentioned when I sat in her office was the message I left on BH voice mail. This made her so angry that all of the following that took place after those first words were as a result of her anger. All I was trying to do was return her phone call not make her angry. She said that her and (So Called Therapist) agreed 7 months ago that I was to take a polygraph in 8 months (This was never mentioned to me). As soon as she said this I knew something was wrong because it is common practice that 90 days notice is given before a polygraph is taken. Another red flag I got from this was that the polygraph I took on Feb 16, 2004 was a maintenance polygraph that asked questions like – Have you violated any conditions of your probation and Have you lied to your probation officer (which I passed). In other words another polygraph was not necessary. So here it is August 2004 and I’m taking another polygraph. Although the polygraph I took in August was a specific issues polygraph, the questions were already covered by the maintenance polygraph I took in February. This is further proof that the reason I was forced to take this test was because MS felt I complained about her by leaving the message on BH voice mail and was mad at me because of that. To make a long story short I passed the polygraph on 8-24-04. If this is not absolute proof that MS forces me to take unnecessary tests simply to take money from my wife and I and to strike fear into my wife and I. Also I would like to add in closing is that I was on low income assistance about a year and a half before MS took over my case and in one of her fits of anger against me she took that low income assistance away from me June 6th 2003. I remember that day when she told me she was taking my assistance away, she slightly smirked at me, as if that gave her pleasure. I would like to state that this letter gives me no pleasure. In fact it makes me sick to my stomach. My father was a cop, do you think I would gain pleasure from talking against my father who I loved? Who I cried at his funeral? My family will tell you, my father would protect me with his life if he could.
I have had MS interrupt my college so many times that it has caused me to have a huge handicap in my learning process. For instance on June 5, 2003 I called (So Called Therapist) from the Collin County Community College and told him that I could not go to group on Monday nights because I have a class. (So Called Therapist) said it would be okay for me to go to another group. I have mentioned this in group and the only way she could have found out that I was going to switch groups is if someone in group told her. When MS found out she told (So Called Therapist) that I could not do that and she called the College to make sure I was not lying. Depending on what she said and who she spoke to, it could hurt my ability to get a good education. For that entire semester, I had to show up late for class and hour and a half on Mondays because of MS. This exact same thing occurred in the Spring semester of 2004. Again for the entire semester I had to show up late for the class an hour and a half. Many times I have seen group members, just recently, change their group times (simply because they did not have her as a probation officer). I spoke to one of the campus police and he mentioned to me that MS had called the campus police main office and sounded irate. MS has violated my civil rights and constitutional rights as an American by not allowing me to attend College when class is in session. I have long suspected that she gets her clients that attend the same group as me to talk about things I say in group. This is against the rules of group, no one is suppose to talk about anyone in group outside of group. (I know this because I verified with (So Called Therapist) if he was the one who told her I was going to have to switch groups) No matter what (So Called Therapist) said, because of the time line, it would have been impossible for MS to have found out from (So Called Therapist). (but he did not tell her) before she called campus police. MS in another instance when I met with her, I suspect that a group member told her I missed a group (because I had a flat tire). I suspect that a group member told her because at the time I believe it was to soon for (So Called Therapist) to have told her. MS has tried to get me to talk about other group members in her office. In fact, after MS had become my probation officer she tried to get me to talk about one group member in specific this person had almost been revoked several times. I have voiced in group many times, how I did not think this person should be revoked. She said to me, in getting to try to get me to talk about this person, she said something like: at least I didn’t revoke his probation and she mentioned his name quietly. After several times of me saying to her that I was not allowed to talk about group members outside of group she stopped asking me to talk about others in group. She got mad at me, for not being willing to talk about people in group out side of group, and has been ever since. In fact, it is one of the sick reasons she wants to revoke my probation. I believe that this is another early example of how MS would get mad at me for no reason at all. Also, in May 2, 2004, she accused me of missing a group with (So Called Therapist). I had asked (So Called Therapist) 3 months ahead of time. I had finals at the college, and I asked him if it was okay if I missed that day, and do a makeup. He said it was okay. Why would she ask me if I missed a group when I had arranged to miss the group 3 months ahead of time. The only reason she would accuse me of missing a group without permission is if she found out from another group member and not (So Called Therapist). In the spring of 2004 MS continually asks me if I have gotten any speeding tickets on my motorcycle. Some of the guys in group tease me about riding my motorcycle and possible speeding. She kept asking me if I got any speeding tickets on my motorcycle until the day I said in the lobby to the group members while we were waiting for group to begin that I suspected someone of telling MS that I was speeding on my motorcycle. From that day in June 2004 MS never asked me if I had a speeding ticket again.
MS has made me wait up to one hour and a half in the waiting room of the McKinney Probation office. Every time I was made to wait a long time was in direct relation to her time of frustration and anger over not being able to find a reason to revoke my probation. Ask BH how many times I sat and starred at him, until he had to tell MS I was waiting for long periods of time.
MS continually brings up things from the first year I was on probation. After JW tried to revoke my probation, my probation was reset and started over again. That is why I have been on probation since summer 1997 and will not be off probation until 2008. In the Judge CS’s own words I was to have a fresh start with a clean slate.
Since I live in Collin County and do not live in the city of McKinney or any other city in Collin County. And I register with the County Sheriff’s Department, Paul Holland. Doesn’t that mean I do not have to report to any specific Probation Office in Collin County? I know of other people that live in the county and report to Plano. Is it possible to transfer me to Plano simply for this reason? It would not be an inconvenience since I go to College at Spring Creek in Plano. I could easily report to the probation before or after classes. Also, (So Called Therapist) my therapist is located in Plano.
In June of 2003 MS asked me to make a letter of complaint to BH to get a new probation officer. I looked at her and said, I would never complain about her as long as I live. When I said this she smiled as if happy with this response. She felt that in her quest of vengeance she had silenced me and taken away my free speech. My wife wrote the letter but kept it free of any complaints. So you can imagine, I am at my wits end about having to write this letter. I have never felt as if I am a threat to MS, reality is it is the other way around. The problem with her is she does not face reality. I believe the only reason MS does not want me to go on the Internet is because she does not want me to use my freedom of speech against her. MS gives speeches at a rape crisis center. Is this a conflict of interest? Is this why she is so defensive? Is someone who gives speeches at a rape crisis center, and is a woman P.O., and meets with mostly men to talk about sex, appropriate? I know she gives speeches for a rape crisis center because I heard her say this on the phone while I was in her office on January 12 2004. She was talking to someone about speaking at his church for him she said, I will speak as I do for the rape crisis center.
Understand that there is nothing in this letter that can not be at least verified by dates in the probation records, kept by the probation office. There are many, many things I suspect MS of doing that could probably be proved by making many witnesses come before the judge and hiring a detective. I do not know why I do not go on and on about the many things I suspect her of doing against my wife and I she has many times accused me of things I have not done or would know how to do. I will say this one thing though. I was in her office June 29 2003 and she was speaking of my past life she said “it’s a miracle you are still alive”. She said this three times loudly. This was I believe a threat against my life. I have not lived a dangerous life so why would anyone say this to me? Especially with such sincerity. October 09 2003 MS showed up at my house at 6 am with two sheriffs who I believe where filled with lies MS had told them about me. The cops banged so loudly on my door it knocked pictures off my wall. As I looked out the window to see who it was the cop was standing there with his hand on his holster as if ready to draw. She upset my poor wife (the Army veteran) so much she cried after they left. My wife since 1988, my only wife ever and I am her only husband ever, that is a direct testimony of who I am, a good man. My wife would have never had done so good in the army with out me or done so well in college without me. She has her associates degree and continues to attend college with me today. And a honorable discharge, with a wall full of awards she got in the army. Call Pastor Costello at the Fundamental Bible Church in Los Osos, California and ask him if he thinks I am a criminal, like MS claims. My wife and I moved there to help the ministry. My wife has lead a spotless life with out blame with not even so much as a parking ticket on her record.
I would like to close this letter with the following statements. I have paid my dues in my life as a cop’s son. My dad like me had people that blamed him for their problems. There was even a front page story in the Middletown Press, the local newspaper in Connecticut. The story read about a man that was about to go to prison because my dad arrested him. He screamed and said he would kill my dad and his family. My dad’s back was hurt while on duty two times that I know of, once it was because of a beating he took by a criminal. This caused him to take a desk job and he was assigned to records for so many years. Call the Middletown Police Force in Middletown Connecticut to verify any of this. Many times growing up in Middletown Connecticut I became a victim of criminals because my dad was a cop. The reason I am telling you this is to illustrate how I hate crime as much as anyone in the legal system, if not more. In reference to this letter I am trying to prove that MS is not stating the truth when she claims I am a criminal or someone that thinks crime is OK.
Many times I had my life threatened because my dad was a cop. One time I had my life threatened by a gang of dudes while living at 634 Main St. (a bad neighbor hood at that time). Many times I had my life threatened by convicts, too many to remember in number. The one time I had my life threatened that I will never forget is as follows: I was living at the YMCA in my late teens around 1980. Suddenly this dude I had drank with a couple of time, who I thought was a friend, comes barging in my room. He pulled out a huge pistol, like a 44 magnum, and pointed in right at my chest. He was frantic and on the verge of tears. He was with his friend. He was deaf and had a brother who was deaf too. I met his brother once. He was able to communicate to me, through writing, that his brother was arrested for drugs. He was going to kill me in protest of his brothers death. I was by some miracle able to talk him out of it by helping him to see my dad was not the arresting officer and why would he blame me. Shortly after this I had a nervous breakdown. Do not let any one tell you I am a criminal, I have been raised to hate crime.
Just after I wrote this letter MS ordered me to take a Physciatric Evaluation that cost me over $750.00. This was the last thing I had to do before BH Huges would give me a new probation officer. I have past many polygraphs (I believe to be unconstitutional to make me take over and over, and pay for $250.00 each) and have been doing good ever since then to this day 07/21/2007.
Thanks,
These are some old letters I have touched up a little here and there:
To: anyone out there that is willing to help out a good guy.
I am enclosing a copy of the actual paper that I signed the day I plead guilty to get deferred adjudicated probation. The most crazy thing I see is how much different it is from the indictment. I don’t think it merits aggravated sexual assault legally. To my brothers and sisters at ACLU in Conn. and NY city. Please don’t say you can’t help me. I represent what is wrong with the justice system of America. I believe that 99% of Americans have either committed some kind of sex crime or fantasized about such. And I am told by my “psychotherapist” and other so called experts on the subject that to fantasize of something is 1 step away from doing it. If America had mind police you would have to put bars around the whole country. I realize others countries want to join on the sex crime rampage but can’t because they are poor and miserable. Well you know what if we keep condemning people to prison and death at our present rate (they are one in the same) we will be just like them. So build more schools not prisons.
I just past a polygraph that said I never forced anyone to have sex. I would be willing to take a polygraph to answer whether or not, my victim, X gave me every intention that what I did was consensual. It was never apparent to me latter that that my victim regretted it. Does that mean I, a model citizen, even at times in my life a hero should go to prison for up to 99 years. Please understand as in every letter I write like this, I could write a book on all the reasons I should not have done what I did and looking back I can not think of one reason that isn’t distorted that I should have.
Dear Good people at ACLU,
I am sending you this letter I wrote before my first hearing.
I gave this letter to my Layer as soon as I hired him (my lawyer) If you liked my last
letter concerning reasons I could sue Collin County. This would be of great interest to a
layer that would have interest in taking my case. As with every letter I have sent you I
give you Complete freedom to use said correspondences in any way that would be helpful to
my wife, my family and myself, and first and foremost my Lord.
Sincerely,

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the A.C.L.U.,

In my past letters I have hinted towards suing Collin County. I just assumed my letters would be read. I would therefore like to list all the reasons I think I could sue Collin County and the State of Texas.
#1. I believe it was wrong to use the law against me that because my victim X was over 65 years old, is there fore considered a Minor in the eyes of Texas. My Lawyer told me if I plead (HS) not guilty and they proved that I did what I did it would be considered Aggravated Sexual assault. Even though my victim X it was consensual. May God strike me dead if I’m lying this only happened once for about 1 minute half way I looked up at my victim and said do you like this person said in a southern accent “that’s real nice” I remember this person sounded funny because this person had chewing tobacco in this person’s mouth.
#2.I was sentence to a total of 7 months to the local county jail. The Law says you can only be sentenced to a maximum of 6 months as a addition to and a condition of probation.
#3. Although I’m on deferred adjudicated probation and by law I am not supposed to be put on a monitor I was.
#4. I don’t think I should have to register as a sex offender because I am on deferred adjudicated probation, and because I am a first and only offender.
#5. just recently my probation officer handed me a form that out line every time I spend 2 cent how much money I make, how much my wife makes every thing I do not feel I have to fill this out.
#6. I am made to pay $35.00 a week for a therapist (mental) and $200.00 a year for polygraphs, $45.00 a week for P.O. and 2 drug test a year.
And what ever else you dudes want to sue for I don’t care. I’ll go as public as you want to go. I am a fairly well known artiest.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the A.C.L.U.,
In my past letters I have hinted towards suing Collin County. I just assumed my letters would be read. I would therefore like to list all the reasons I think I could sue Collin County and the State of Texas.
. The Law says you can only be sentenced to a maximum of 6 months a condition of probation.
#3. Although I’m on deferred adjudicated probation and by law I am not to be put on monitor.
To: The Honorable Judge CS
Collin County Court House
380th District Court
210 S. McDonald St.
McKinney, TX
75070
First I would like to request a meeting with you sir. I would like my wife to be present.
Second I would like to have my probation time shortened as(a) I have been doing good in therapy and following all of my requirements.
Third I would to be taken off specialized caseload see 2nd request.
Fourth If my 3rd request is not granted I would like # 17 of my conditions of probation to be no more. It is unreasonable bordering on unconstitutional to ask anyone not to use the Internet in today’s society. If you will not grant this I would like to know exactly why Mr. JW requested to have this condition applied to me. Please send this in writing to me. Mr. JW’s work ethics speak for itself. I’m an American sir my father served during Vietnam, My Grandfather who is dieing now served in world war 2, My wife’s 8 years were up on August 21st 2001 which she has received a honorable discharge hanging on my wall. See request #2(a). My grandfather and grandmother  died since then I believe because it was too much for them to see me on probation and suffering the way I do every day. In other words probation killed my grandparents and is killing my wife and I a little every day.
Fifth I would I would like to be relocated to my wife (of twenty years of marriage our first and only marriage) and my home state of Connecticut. My wives’ Father, my Grandmother, have died since I have been on probation and we have been unable to see them because of lack of funds before they passed away. See request #2(a).
Thank you Judge,
approved by the specialized Caseload program (I could not be guilty of this of sexual arousal as ordered by the court; (after the polygraph I admitted to being in a store and asking a clerk if there was a 3dfx patch for a game I was considering purchasing he said he would check and while I was in the store he accessed the Internet and checked for a patch and told me there was none. This is why JW told me I was going to be violated for my probation. I think this speaks for it self.
No one has ever completed the program that I was in at MHMR in McKinney, Texas. (MHMR no longer does sex offender case load in McKinney, Texas in a large part of the many letter I wrote in protest mostly from the Collin County Jail)My statements are in ( ). Violation 1) that the defendant has failed to participate in a sexual abuse program approved by the specialized Caseload program (I could not be guilty of this because I never missed one single group meeting or individual session,…ever!) and complete the same to the full satisfaction of the supervising officer and treatment staff of the program, ( this is a absurd statement because no one has ever completed the program that I was in at MHMR
McKinney, if I am being Violated for this after only being in the program for approximately 9 months and none has completed the program for the 6 years it has been in existence, that means I am in compliance to this) fully complying with all program requirements.( I was extremely co-operative with the staff I went out of my way to complete all the home work assignments I even went out of my way to do extra work I will have given you a diskette with all most all of the homework and writings I completed for MHMR please feel free to read them. I was told by
one of the group therapists 6 months ago that I would be kicked out of the group if I failed another polygraph. The polygraph is supposed to be taken in order to tell if the group member is co-operating with the therapist by telling the truth. This is not required in my Specialized caseload program rules. Rule number 7) says I’m only to submit to a polygraph if recommended by the probation officer to tell if I am telling the truth it does not say the therapist can tell me to take one. JW was unaware of me being told by the program to take a polygraph. He did not know about the first test until after I took it, and only a week before I was scheduled to take the second one. I failed the seconded one and three weeks latter I was kicked out of the group. The file date on the probation revocation notice is on Monday the 8th of June I was not kicked out of group until the following Wednesday the 10th of June. * I did not lie on the polygraphs * I took as anyone that knows me knows I am easily stressed out. I have sat in the doctors office many times to calm down so I could be retested for my blood pressure because the first time I took it it would be to high then when I sat alone and was told to stay calm it would be normal.Even JW who was at my second polygraph told me I looked very stressed out in front of my wife. As far as I know this is the only thing I did that would be why I was dismissed from the group. I was also told one time I made unnecessary comments in group. And I was late completing my layout one time. The questions on the polygraph had to do with my probation conditions witch I can say I never violated. Questions like where you in sexual contact with anyone over the age of 65 or under the age of 18, where you on the Internet for the purpose of sexual arousment. I was told the biggest problem with my first poly was where you on the Internet after October 1st, that was when I was officially told not to by special conditions ordered by the judge on that date. I was not nor have been on the net for sexual arousal sinse then because even before then we change the password and only my wife knows it. One way to prove this would be to find a time our computer was online while my wife was at work. Actually my wife has been away from home for two weeks and if you could show this computer online during that time I would be lying. Another way would be there are ways to get into a computer and show everything that has been done on that computer since we have owned it. I have not viewed porn or read porn on my computer sinse the arrest over two years ago. The second test I was told the biggest problem was on the questions discussed prior to the test I guess that would be the question that was asked like: “Did you tell the complete truth on the today” I was asked about 20-30 questions before the polygraph took place they where like how many times did you masturbate allot of questions about cognitive distortions, sexual affairs, porn, exposing yourself in public, telling the truth to the therapist so many questions I can not remember. You should get copies of these polygraphs if you need to. One more thing about the poly they seemed to make rules as they went along like you have to take a polygraph with in the first three months of group and if you fail that you have to take another as far as I know I was the first person to be subjected to these new rules and at the same time others in the group did not do this I believe now that the Therapist and the probation officer did not like what I did “my offense I was discriminated against because of it. In fact the same therapist who came up with the idea of kicking me out of group after I failed my second poly “Wayne” was the one who told me his grandmother had home health and if anyone did what I did to her he would kill them.) Program participation is defined as attendance to all meetings (I did this one time I was late in nine months) prompt payment of fees, (I did this I even paid for my two polygraphs on time) admission of responsibility for his/her offense, (I’m assuming this means to admit you are guilty if so I did this from my first day in group and by the second week in group I completed my sexual autobiography to include my victim X as my victim. Also I have stated over and over that what I did was wrong. Even after I would say this JW and TM* my therapist * would say I did not say this.) and progress toward reasonable treatment goals as ordered by the court; (I don’t know what this means, if it means I was to complete special goals ordered by the court I never had any. If it means I was to complete goals set by the group itself this is kind of a absurd statement because in the 6-7 years of the groups existence in MHMR McKinney no one has ever completed the program and it is only supposed to last approximately 2 and 1/2 years. There fore no one could have completed any of the stages on time or even close to the requirements)
Other things I would like to add to what I think of this so called therapy, number one is that I disagree with the whole concept of Psychology from a religious standpoint. I will include a document with this paper called the Bible vs Psychology THE WORD OF GOD VS THE WORDS OF MEN. This was written by the church I attended and have supported for about 8 years now. I don’t think it is fair to force people into this type of thinking have told TMand JW this from almost the first day I have attended this group. Never the less I have submitted to this as much as I can many times maybe more than anyone ever has. I have always refused to lie in group though. It is a known fact in my group that you must lie and say terrible things about yourself although they are not true. Or if a therapist says things about you that is not true you must agree with them and I have always refused to do this. When I first started attending the group it was the worst at that time everyone in the group especially Wayne insisted that I was gay and that I need to divorce my wife as soon as possible and live a gay lifestyle. This confused me to no end and one month latter I ended up meeting a bi-sexual man (age 42) over the Internet and had sexual contact with him one time for about 2 hours. That was what I thought was the reason I was ordered to stay off the Internet. One time I was in JW’s office and he said I was kicked of the net because I would try to contact children. This is typical of JW to say something like this. The reason he said this is because I said (being sarcastic) if I was playing a interactive gave on the net and I typed something like that was a good game and there was someone laying that game under the age of 18 would that be contact to my constant surprise he said yes. I never contacted anyone under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 the entire time I was on the Internet nor ever desired to. I have never cursed while on the Internet ever I have always purposed myself to do this because of so many people that curse I have never paid money for any type of porn on the Internet ever. The only thing I did while I was on probation on the Internet before I was ordered to stay off was sign up with gay rights groups and gay dating services and gay chat sites these were all free and there was no pornography on any of these sites. I think the problem with my therapists and JW has always been they have no knowledge of computers at all. One more thing about group is almost every group the therapist curse repeatedly I find this very offensive and find it had to interact in this type of environment.
Number 2) that the defendant has failed to not possess any computer , or computerized materials or access the internet. I met with JW on Wednesday and he said that the reason I was being violated is because I was not telling things to my therapist and to him that I should have. He refereed to the incident at the computer store and said I should have told him about that I told him that I did not think it was significant enough to tell him. He insisted that I was on the Internet whether it was by coercing my wife to be on the Internet or by the incident in the store. Never the less I was not. I fail to see how by me not telling every last detail of my life would put me in violation of my probation. Every time I meet with JW I tell him the truth no matter how embarrassing it is, almost every meeting with him he asks me when was the last time you had cognitive distortions, I will tell him the truth. I can say when ever asked a question by JW I answer with the truth. I don’t find in my probation orders that I need to volunteer every detail of my life I only see it says I must tell the truth. He also brought up the incident about one of the questions on the polygraph one of the multiple questions before the test started there was about thirty. One of the questions I was asked when was the last time I masturbated and what where some of the thoughts I had. I told the polygraph that I had a thought about someone at worked with and he was about thirty years old a male it is true it was one of the thoughts not fantasies I had during masturbation it was the first time I had one like that ever. JW is trying to say I was hiding this information by not telling him about it sooner how could I tell him of it when it was the first time. JW also told me that TMwould also be there and he would be there. TMhas told me on several occasions that she thought I had mental problems and should be in inpatient treatment. I disagree with that and anyone that knows me can see that I felt it worth mentioning though. TMwas my therapist at MHMR. TMand I never seemed to get along every time we had a individual session she would start shouting at me. I want to make sure I write this down that the head therapist Donna said to me that the group was not meeting my needs and that is why I was being dismissed from the group. I was given a list of 4 different therapists to contact as a referral apparently there can be personality conflicts that would justify me leaving one group and going to another. Even though I have been asking JW to go to another therapist for a long time now he would always refuse my request. Also I have been requesting to move witch he has also denied me. I had a meeting in witch I requested to move back to Connecticut about 8 months ago witch I was refused. I have requested to move to another county even to get away from JW and MHMR and it was always denied me.
Here are some other points you may find helpful for the trial that I have thought of with the help of talking with my wife.
Responsibility, referring to the paper that list violations and says admission of responsibility, that would be on line 5 of violation #1 of 2. I have a feeling TM will try and use this against me in court saying I refuse to accept responsibility for what I did. The homework I did at the beginning of group says things that are trying to justify what I did even though I shortly after learned this was wrong I don’t think I ever submitted anything in writing. I will be giving you a paper with this paper that will list all the reasons I believe what I did was wrong and I will read this in court if you want me to. I will also be reading this in group. The name of the counselor is (So Called Therapist) I will try to get a statement from him and will bring it to court I will also bring receipts with me to court from him and from MHMR.
Another thing TM might bring up is that she recommended I see the physiologist there at MHMR for a physiological exam she made the physiologist write down that I would not make any progress in treatment without taking medication I said I did not want to take any of the medication provided by the state for free like Thorzine or Haldole. But I would take meds that I would purchase myself and still would if it would please the judge. The Physiologist did not find me in need of any immediate treatment though and told me I seemed quit normal. I never had any formal physiological exam to date (meaning testing) but would be willing to do that also if it would please the judge.
Another point I would like to bring out about group is that you must lie in group and therapy. I just would like to say I even went that far as to lie I would say anything to please them even my statement I made before group was filled with lies. I will be bringing my homework to court if it comes up and the judge would like see a stack of papers I wrote for group I will have them.
One thing I guaranty TM will do is make things up in court about me that seems to be something she does allot. If this happens you can use me as a witness to say these things are not true. Also my wife will be there to be a witness at any time she knows allot about every thing just as much as me. Also JW will make things up about me too mostly from talking to TM. These things are so vast I would need more time to write them if you’d like I can try to list them and give them to you. Things like I am aroused by wearing woman’s cloths under my cloths in public, (not true) or I bump into people on purpose to be aroused (untrue).
My wife will testify to the fact that only she has the pass word to the Internet in my house and only she knows it and uses the Internet in my home. If need be it is possible to prove this as stated in my first paper.
Also my wife wanted me to tell you JW in our meeting asked me how much I was spending on my lawyer and who you were and because I have to tell him the truth I told them. She was wondering if this was fair or not. I would think they would be more prepared now.
Another thing is they never read me my rights when they took me to jail.

One thing I guaranty TM will do is make things

Dear McKinney Police, If I was arrested on 01/07/97 and was placed on deferred adjudicated probation on 07/16/97 does that make me immune from Chapter 62? Chapter 62 did not become effective till 09/01/97. The Texas constitution says no laws will be made retroactive.
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Date:01/03/01
10 years probation
Deferred Adjudicated probation
This is all true so help me God.
The number one reason I do not want (So Called Therapist) as my psycho therapist is that he is not a Christian and I am. I have argued this to the ACLU since the first day I was placed on probation. I believe this is a violation of my freedom of religion. (So Called Therapist)  can never help me because of this. I believe (So Called Therapist) considers it a flaw that I should consider my beliefs as a foundation and strength. I can never deny the fact that it is the only reason I have survived probation and stayed together with my wife.
The Number 2 reason that has convinced me to complain about (So Called Therapist) is that he taunts me every week. Every week I go to see him he says at least one thing that pushes my button. His favorite thing to do is to riel up others in group against me too. After all this time (So Called Therapist) has learned how to do this. This causes me to go on the defense and write letters to the ACLU and the like. I have realized that the main reason for this is the fact that (So Called Therapist) causes me to react this way. I do believe in standing up for my rights as a American, but I do not get paid to do this and I do not like to feel pushed like this. This is a copy of a letter I wrote to the ACLU about a year and a half ago :
I just want to say that although I complain about the ACLU of Texas a lot I know that they help people and have probably helped me in the past. But for some reason I suspect that when I complain to the ACLU my psycho therapist finds out immediately. He says things and hints toward the fact that he knows I made complaints. He has been made into a shallow man over the 20 years of being a pawn of the probation system. I have always thought we get along but make no mistake about it he feels threatened by my complaints to you and I believe he may try to lash out at me. So you are all my witness if he does. I have tried again and again to kindly let him know that enough is enough. I have never mentioned his name in any of my complaint letters to protect him. Yet I have never said anything bad about him. I tell you this I have sat in his group for ten years and I have heard every crazy thing he has ever said. I have never missed a group in ten years. I composed a letter about him years ago and have it sealed in a envelope ready to be mailed to the challenge his license. I have not mailed it all these years. All I want is for him to release me from group. I am only saying this in case he reads this and if he does it can not be legal. It cost way to much for my wife and I who are on a tight budget. After ten years I have gotten all I can get out of group years ago. I am a smart man as my grades from college reflect. Why should I be forced to waste money and time on something I do not need?
The third reason is that MS caused (So Called Therapist) and I to turn against each other and I believe this will never be fixed. When MS became my probation officer all trust and integrity that (So Called Therapist) and I shared was ruined for ever. The first letter I sent to BH, talks about this over and over.
I will now list exerts from that letter:
Until after the appointment, in fact the identity of the polygrapher should never be reveled to the P.O., to keep the P.O. From having influence over the polygrapher ) MS has caused (So Called Therapist) and I to have problems since I complained about her in the summer of 2003.
The main reason is I have done it, is for myself, (So Called Therapist) has helped me see that clearer) when MS became a probation officer in Plano she instituted a woman therapist as a chaperon approver, only. Before that in 1999 (So Called Therapist) had a chaperon program that cost three hundred dollars that my wife and I went through to become a chaperon.
MS became my probation officer the summer of 2002. Up until I complained to BH in April of 2003, I have never had a problem with her. I am sure the records will reflect this. Including (So Called Therapist)s records as well. In fact for that one year, I did not have to take any polygraphs or plathismographs or psychological tests. That means that instead of spending $3000.00 in two years of having MS as a probation officer. I have actually spent $3000.00 in one year (the summer of 2003 to the summer of 2004) on polygraphs or plathismographs or psychological tests and urine tests. This is MS fault combined with (So Called Therapist). I tried not to mention this too much because this was a complaint letter about MS not (So Called Therapist).
(So Called Therapist) has been my therapist since 1998 summer ((So Called Therapist)’s help is one reason I have turned my life around. The main reason is I have done it, is for myself, (So Called Therapist) has helped me see that clearer) when MS became a probation officer in Plano she instituted a woman therapist as a chaperon approver, only. Before that in 1999 (So Called Therapist) had a chaperon program that cost three hundred dollars that my wife and I went through to become a chaperon. There have been good things about (So Called Therapist) but I wrote this out of intimidation of who (So Called Therapist) is and how much power over me. The bad things out weigh the good, i.e. : he could cause me to be revoked. (So Called Therapist) is a vengeful person and would do this for revenge only he believes this is some how ok and expectable even though it is unethical and against the law.
The next reason I believe I should have a new P.O. Is : the relationship I have with my therapist. I have been going to (So Called Therapist) since the summer of 1998 and have not missed one single session in six years that equals about 300 meetings. Since MS has become my P.O. (So Called Therapist) has done all he can to avoid treating me unfairly. (So Called Therapist) has with great pane has joined together with MS unwillingly, in her quest to destroy me utterly, after over one year of pressure from her. The bottom line is (So Called Therapist) has a mind of his own and he teamed up with MS and made my life a living hell for the 2 years MS was my p.o. . He almost gave me a heart attack one time when he was screaming at me and sad he was going to revoke me the following week.
Now it is the other way around. Basically MS has stopped me from receiving real therapy from (So Called Therapist) as much as she can. She has turned (So Called Therapist) into a interrogator instead of a therapist. Even though it is plain to see (So Called Therapist) does not believe at all in what is coming out of his mouth. I have often described (So Called Therapist) to my wife as speaking MS’s words and not his own. This was written in 2003 about (So Called Therapist) and is just as true today.
She said that her and (So Called Therapist) agreed 7 months ago that I was to take a polygraph in 8 months (This was never mentioned to me). This is another example of the (So Called Therapist), MS team up against me.
For instance on June 5, 2003 I called (So Called Therapist) from the Collin County Community College and told him that I could not go to group on Monday nights because I have a class. (So Called Therapist) said it would be okay for me to go to another group. I have mentioned this in group and the only way she could have found out that I was going to switch groups is if someone in group told her. When MS found out she told (So Called Therapist) that I could not do that and she called the College to make sure I was not lying. This is just a example of MS. Yet according to what (So Called Therapist) said about 1 and a half years about me going on after care “no one has ever told me how to do my job”.
This is a complaint letter about (So Called Therapist) I started around the time SD was my P.O. . In bold are my present comments :
This letter is in reference to (So Called Therapist) this is my court appointed therapist at this time who has been my “therapist” for almost 3 years now. I never wanted to write this letter. I have always wanted to be kind to (So Called Therapist). The two biggest problems I have with (So Called Therapist) are he takes to many of his teachings of phyco therapy to seriously and his mixture of beliefs that are to many to list, let me put it this way you name it and (So Called Therapist) believes it as far as religion. The main reason I am writing this is because (So Called Therapist) has for second time (in the three years I have attended his group) given me a bad report for this past month. Also it just happens I am being forced to pay $200.00 for a polygraph test by his personal polygraph. You see up until a month ago I was paying (So Called Therapist) $35.00 a week for almost 3 years. I am now finally on state assistance witch I should have been on in the first place according to my finical statement. I know (So Called Therapist) is so angry about this that he even tried to raise the state payment for everyone ton $15.00 when it is supposed to be $10.00. This can be verified through my P.O. SD. MS took that assistance away about 6moths latter. I know because he handed me back the money he owed me because of overcharging me at first. This guy is money hungry. (So Called Therapist) constantly complains about being broke, paying to send his daught er to college, having to pay for two homes, unable to sell his old home and on and on.
The things I have heard in group from (So Called Therapist) it would take a book to list. This is not unethical to mention, because (So Called Therapist) is not in group. Group is not therapy for (So Called Therapist). Before I go any further I want to say this letter will contain every thing I can remember that (So Called Therapist) has sad that makes him seem as he should have his license pulled as a therapist. With that I think I will get down to it. First I should say the reason (So Called Therapist) has times when he does not like me is he sees me more than any other of the group members. You see I have not missed a group session in three years and on average most group members miss at least one group meeting a month. I think (So Called Therapist) just does not like me period. Some people miss whole months with know punishment by (So Called Therapist). Group is held once a week. The most criminal thing I can remember (So Called Therapist) saying is that he chaperoned a party 10 to 15 kids of high school ages14-16 or younger I don’t know, they where in a house. He and 1 or more adults agreed that the children would sneak drinks in the house party so they all decided to provide the alcohol until the kids got very drunk as long as the kids did not leave the house. It sounded like (So Called Therapist) had physical contact with the children while they where drunk. The story went on like he could have had some kind of contact with a kid maybe even sexual I don’t know but how (So Called Therapist) says he still has the sex drive of a young man and has been single so long I would not put it past him. I will leave it in the letter for an example of the many times I have been made to almost puke hearing these types of stories from him week after week. It is true though I believe he did provide alcohol for underage teenagers that is what I heard from him. I will not forget when I first started going to group (So Called Therapist) was with his wife ((So Called Therapist) is not a bad looking guy and can be quit charismatic at times) she was fat and not good looking at all(fat and ugly are cool with me it just seemed odd because of his sexual appetite). Shortly after I started attending group (So Called Therapist) divorced his wife. T (So Called Therapist) believes it is ok to divorce in fact he has encouraged me on many occasions to divorce my precious wife of 15 years and lead a gay life style. He did suggest me divorcing my wife and excepting that I am gay when I am not. Although after years of complaining this has seemed to stop. Just a month ago though he got very upset that I said sex between two men was not sex and that sex was only possible if there is love. He shouted does it smell like sh*@ in here? In other words I was lying if I said that. All the while there was someone in group doing a make up who I did not know at all. (So Called Therapist) has tried to convince me I was hopelessly gay and still does to this day even though it has been more than 4 years since I have engaged in any thing like that. I think he is angry at me for over coming that problem in my life. This is true to this day. This leads me to something (So Called Therapist) has said several times in group, that his wife said he molested his daughter as a way of his divorce. The thing is I could see how it might happen with this man. and I believe he has his daughter stay with him on many occasion living in his house. I believe (So Called Therapist) is way to open about sex to his daughter from what I have heard him say about things he has said to her. I think that is why I mentioned this. Another thing he has said on many groups is that he has had many traffic violations even spending the night in jail once. I know he drinks often so maybe it could be a DWI, I don’t know. I have tried to tell him to give up drinking more than once. The next thing I would like to mention that should be mentioned that would warrant (So Called Therapist) loosing his license is how he jokes allot about if you pay him money he will make things easy on you. He has joked on several occasions that we could all just pay him and leave group. Many times people walk in group late with out note by (So Called Therapist). When I say (So Called Therapist) jokes in this letter, how can someone like myself and others in the group joke in the situation we are in. In other words half of him seems to be joking and half seems seriously. What is stopping someone who does not like me or someone else in the group from bribing (So Called Therapist) or my underpaid P.O. into revoking my probation? Believe me if anyone would take a bribe it would be (So Called Therapist). This is as true as it ever was he complains about being broke constantly. This is what I mean about poor business ethics. I have heard him try and joke to people if you give me money you will not have any problems, again this is any thing but a joke to me or any one else on a low budget. Since I have been in (So Called Therapist)’s group I have seen or heard him talk about people that have re-offended. The thing is these are always people (So Called Therapist) deems to be doing well in group. I do not believe this is always true. But it has happened as per a story I heard from one of my P.O.‘s about 2 ½ years ago, that this one guy got a excellent report from (So Called Therapist) then got revoked. This one anonymous person who he deems to be one of his best behaved to the P.O. who was brought to court for a jury trial recently for fondling and asking a 13 year old. And was almost indicted for not stopping penetrating a woman during sex after she said stop. This anonymous person has missed group so many times for every group he has been to he has missed. You see he is a good old boy, a local boy (this is white power county). To his own admission the only reason he got off is because he had a very expensive attorney. Yet this anonymous person till this day can do no wrong. He has never taken a polygraph and has been in this group for at least 1 year longer than me. One thing (So Called Therapist) likes rich people and redneck types this is true about him. I do not fit either of these types of people. There was this one anonymous person he was trying to get him to live with his children who was not aloud by his requirements he knew that he was living at the house. It turned out this anonymous person was peeping in windows at night and even entered a house and masturbated while looking at a young girl. In hind site this guy would fall asleep in group. I did not realize it till latter that he was probable tired from peeping all night. I have been in so many groups at least 1/4 of all the groups I have attended have been discussions about movies video games hobbies having nothing to do therapy. I think (So Called Therapist) lacks the ability to take charge in a group. Every time (So Called Therapist) does a monthly progress report he lies. For instance lately he has been saying we have been discussing the book: Out of the Shadows. This is a out and out lie and he has been saying this for months. If I had in my possession all the reports he has done I could prove in memory that he lies at least 95% of the time that he lied. I am not just talking about the topic it is almost the whole thing, made up. To save time? I don’t know, this is peoples lives we are talking about. That leads me to explain this: (So Called Therapist) Wight waits till the last week of every month to write about the entire month. What ever happens the last group of the month is what he will say happened the entire month. So we sit in group discussing how (So Called Therapist) put together a patio. (So Called Therapist)’s favorite thing to do is counsel people on there relationships when he himself has been divorced twice. This is really true I hate to admit it but this is totally true. Every time I go into see my P.O. I fear he will ask me what we are doing and what I say will not match what is on the report. About his divorce he is now having a relationship with a woman who is ten years older than him this is statistically dysfunctional. Example the last week of last month I used a cognitive distortion(we all do it) I was feeling sorry for one of the guys because he was on probation in Austin and they were real easy on him and he moved to Collin County and it has caused him to get a divorce from his wife. So I made a excuse for him. It wasn’t right but I wanted to see how wrong it was. This is always my weakness it is so sad to see these people have to endure so much unfair treatment. To see people go to prison for day to day stuff of your average American like drinking a bear or using the Internet. The average offender has about 50 probation requirements. I have said many times to my P.O. and in writing how hard it is for me to see people suffer because of probation. I read a statistic one time that said 20 percent of people on probation or parole for a sex offence commit suicide in the first 2 years. Sometimes the very people (So Called Therapist) should help are the ones he condemns because they are poor.
Every week (So Called Therapist) has a quote a his black board from Moslem, Hinduism, New Age, Buddhism authors. He will refer to these through out group as if reading the Bible or something. This is true to this day. I have written some of them done: In order to see, you must recognize that light is within, not with out, you do not see outside yourself. Nor is the equipment for seeing out side you. An essential part of this equipment the light that makes seeing possible. It is with you always making vision possible. It is with you always making vision possible in every circumstance. This is one example of many of these type quotes.
I have seen him go one for an hour or more at a time about how he can save the world with this sick type of zeal whispering at times on the verge of tears like David Coresh or something. Basically the majority of the groups I have attended he conducts like some kind of cult church meeting. Not the majority but allot of groups, lately he seems to calm down acting like this. I think (So Called Therapist) try’s to push these beliefs on the people that attend and if you disagree he is deeply offended and holds a grudge for it. I have written allot of these bazaar quotes down which are contrary to the Bible and would be glad to give them on request. Hear is one of them: Alchemy is the art of transformation. Turning fear, hate, anger, sadness, pain into love. (So Called Therapist) has admitted in group that he believes that because of him treating someone they committed suicide and I believe he did. (So Called Therapist) has admitted to have homosexual sex as a child and as a adult in groups that I have attended many times. He has gone as far to say a man give better oral sex than a women. The way he talks so casually about such things disgusts me. I do not know if he got oral sex as a adult, he may have been talking about his childhood. The way he has talked to me like that has anything but helped me. Also he has talked like this to my wife while she was in individuals with me. This gay guy in group who was arrested for trying to pick up a police officer was hitting on me every time group ended it got so bad I had to tell my probation officer. (So Called Therapist) ignored what I said. (So Called Therapist) has admitted to me that P.O. officers have told him to kick people out of his group just because the P.O. says so. I am glad I said this to prove that (So Called Therapist) is totally a pawn of the P.O.. And that his statement no one tells how to do my job is a lie. I believe I lost my job of 3 years at Blockbuster Warehouse in McKinney because (So Called Therapist) made me go see his Physiologist and he told my job about my offense, I believe (So Called Therapist) also encouraged my P.O. to investigate me at work which has caused me to loose my job. I have had to see a Physiologist twice under (So Called Therapist) costing me over a thousand dollars. Despite me telling (So Called Therapist) I do all the chores in my house and work out 6 days a week and am a freelance artist and writer he wrote week after week that I had to much unsupervised time. (So Called Therapist) has said on many occasions that it is ok to find a girl attractive if she is well endowed and looks sexy even if she is under age. To this day I disagree with that. Underage females are not attractive to me as my plathismograph’s would prove that cost me almost 1,000.00 because of (So Called Therapist) making me take them. The first one had naked men no doubt (So Called Therapist) ordered this. I had no arousal to this and the second one had naked woman that aroused me. I have actually got reports back from (So Called Therapist) that said I wasn’t talking enough about my cognitive distortion’s even though I haven’t done anything like that in over three and a half years and have had a beard that long and have gained 85 pounds of mussel since then and he still accuses me of cognitive distortion. True till this day if not about the cognitive distortions about my so called uncontrollable urge to be turn on by men. Any one that knows me knows this is totally untrue. The truth is I find men ugly and woman beautiful. (So Called Therapist)’s idea of someone getting better is if they embrace cult type religions. I have heard him on many occasions teach people to hate their parents as a type of therapy. He love to talk about how he has gotten so much better that he realized his dad was just a person and it was ok if he hated him. True in fact he has said he hates his parents because they pushed Christianity on him this is why I believe he hates Christians. There was this one guy that exposed himself hundreds of times and (So Called Therapist) said he was finished with therapy even though this guy hardly ever showed up to group because he traveled allot and get this he exposed himself mostly while traveling! (So Called Therapist) let him go because he had individuals at least once a week at $100.00 each. Money Hungry. (So Called Therapist) likes to talk about how he tells his daughter about sex even though she is only 11 years old. He believes all young people should know about sex. I think this taken to far can ruin a child and have said this to (So Called Therapist) more than once. No one has aver tried to save (So Called Therapist) from himself than me. I think he is too set in his ways to ever be a help to me though. (So Called Therapist) Wight told everyone in group how he saw the movie American Beauty though it glorified sexual molestation. (So Called Therapist) is very much into the Internet I gerent that if you could find it on his server if he viewed pornography. (So Called Therapist) has since admitted to having a addiction to porn. Again I do not think it is write for (So Called Therapist) to say things like this is group. This is not group for (So Called Therapist) if he wants group he should go pay for it himself. I remember he was talking about it one day and I said it was possible to get caught looking at porn with proper technology, he had this really guilty look on his face. (So Called Therapist) has broken up about 2 to 3 marriages since I have been attending group. He will say or do anything to get someone to divorce or break up a long term relationship that he can this is just the ones I know of you have to understand he has up to 50 or more people under him. True till this day. This has been the one thing that hurts me in group the most, his lack of compassion for marriage he has said many time he does not believe in marriage and although he refers to his wife, he is not married. He says he had a ceremony on his own in the woods. He has a system that you are supposed to go by if you are supposed to complete group and I have seen him release people before their time without completing his program that he does not enforce because I believe it is not in forcible because of the way he conducts his groups. This is what I mean about him wasting groups away on chit chat and then lying in his monthly reports that we where working on this or that. Yet he excuse for keeping someone longer in group is they have not completed his program, especially if he does not like that person (Like me.) for not believing like he does. This one anonymous person (So Called Therapist) let go had sex with a 13 year old when he was 18. I would sit and listen to this guy week after week he hardly had a clue. I was sure of one thing he was attracted to young girls. I think he let him go because he might be called into question about whether he was qualified to treat him. I do not remembered the specifics but this anonymous person was let go early and should not have been. There is more I could add but I will quit for now and will add more Lord Willing. The Sunday before Christmas the year 2001 another man that attended group since may of 2001 committed suicide this makes two of I know of.. In the report of December (So Called Therapist) concerning me (So Called Therapist) said I was trying to control things I can not. He often says this to the group. I believe it means people cannot control whether or not he decides to condemn them to go to court for possible revocation. It is another example of how far gone he is in his way of thinking. I am sure that (So Called Therapist) Wight is angry with me for quitting my cognitive distortions and becoming a body builder the bigger I become the more I am convinced of this. (So Called Therapist) knows I am only one polygraph away from moving back to Connecticut. Since he found this out he has been giving me bad reports. Know matter how much I say about how much I miss my family he dismisses it with excuses about why I might be saying it other than of witch is real. Not surprising from a man that says he hates his mom and dad and encourages others to do so. This was true I have seen him do this to other people try to keep them from moving knowing he would loose money if they where not in treatment with him. (So Called Therapist) recently said he would show attraction to female minors if he were to take a plathismograph. True, this must have been added latter around 2001 around MS’s time.
(So Called Therapist) expects me to condemn others in group even if such persons know were I work and live. If anyone in group wanted to they could harm my wife or I. So if I give someone the benefit of the doubt, he says I am using distorted thinking. To this day (So Called Therapist) writes in his monthly reports what we are doing in group and it is a out and out lie. I believe (So Called Therapist) is prejudice in a way that he would allow a good old boy get away with ten times more than he would anyone else. In the three years that I have been assigned to (So Called Therapist) I have never missed a group, that is one of the reasons I am able to write this letter so well. Everyone else that I know of that has attended group has missed up to three weeks a month. We are supposed to go to group one day a week. One time when my wife and I where in a individual season with (So Called Therapist) he said a dog licked his penis. (So Called Therapist) defines someone as making progress only if they go along with his eastern religious beliefs. He never says this but it isn’t hard to figure out that it is necessary to do well in his group. When some one goes along with (So Called Therapist) it is easy to tell they are not sincere but just going along out of fear. (So Called Therapist) feeds on this fear. If you do not agree with (So Called Therapist)’s beliefs he marks you as a enemy. Although I never verbally disagree with his way out beliefs it is easy to tell I am one of those he hates. I never verbally agree, this is how he has made me his enemy in his own mind. I never talk in group unless it is constructive in that it will benefit myself and anyone in group. When referring to the man that killed himself he said “why should I care if the son of a bitch killed himself. It shouldn’t be impossible to get other group members to witness that have attended group when these things (So Called Therapist) has said in this letter but because attendance is so bad it would not be easy. It has been so many years though and (So Called Therapist) has become more careful at what he says though and probable because of me.
(So Called Therapist) curses allot in group. They have even outlawed cursing in the military. I called (So Called Therapist) 11 times on 01/23/02 during regular business hours. I left two messages. It took him two days to return my call he never once answered the phone. What if one of his patients that killed themselves had the same problem.
Also I must tell you that I have heard at least ten times, speeches from (So Called Therapist) about how Marijuana should be legal. This is not something you want to hear from someone with so much power over you.
I would also like to add that (So Called Therapist) believes prostitution should be legal as well.
More of the same for (So Called Therapist) as of February 21, 2008. He is still preaching on the legalization of Mariana. He wears Buddha beads around his neck even though he has said more than once that he does not believe in Buddhism because it is too selfless. That makes sense to me because this man deep down does not care about any one but himself. He took a jet to Washington the other weekend to pray in a church. He still seems obsessed with the person he calls his wife. Even tough she is not his wife. He had a ceremony with just him and her in the woods about a year ago and really believes she is his wife. Last time I saw him he was going on and on about a play his daughter was in called the Vagina something. It sounded disgusting. He said we in group should all go see it.
More of the same from (So Called Therapist). WE all got to here about him having oral sex with his wife. It makes me want to puke just thinking about it. Also many groups likes to talk about his daughter is a lesbian. He went on and on in group one time about is daughter called him crying on the phone saying how she could not make her female companion love her. He said her female companion looked like a man. He said jokingly that he needed to give his daughter marriage counseling. He also defends his daughter using pot. I think this is further proof that (So Called Therapist) has a inappropriate relationship with his daughter. His ex wife accused him of molesting his daughter. I have always believed this to be true. I believe this is why he continues to pay for her rent food and college even though she is a adult.
(So Called Therapist) also said the Apostle Paul was a homosexual. He continues to attack Christianity in group. He also continues to push his beliefs that are a mesh of Buddhism, Muslim, Hinduism and who knows what else. He sounds like a raving lunatic most of the time to make a long story short.

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Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.

 
 
 
 
No sexual abuse is ever acceptable. Sex offense laws and policies should be based on sound research and common sense, not fear, panic or paranoia. Current laws and policies that paint all sex offenders with one broad brush are counter- productive, wasteful, and cause needless harm. Each offense must be judged on its own merits with a punishment that fits the crime and does not waste taxpayer dollars. The public sex offender registry and residency restriction laws do not protect children but instead ostracize and dehumanize individuals and their families. Money spent on purely punitive measures would be better used for prevention, healing, and rehabilitation.

 

When will this end? When we as a country do not exist because of things like this? I believe the prophecy of so many religions; that our country will not be here during the end times. I am just doing my best to try to stop the inhuman sex offender laws to not speed that end up, and to not be the main cause of our eventual non existence. Again the God of so many religions is a patient God. We can definitely hold out as long as we are a free country. We will not last long by changing the very constitution that made us who we are. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_zoom_1.html

April 29 2015

Since our country is so important to the world. Maybe when our country ceases to exist; it will cause the beginning of the end. to start. Like the character in the story that has a mechanism attached to his heart; when it stops beating, it triggers a million horror bombs; destroying human life on the earth in a matter of 3 years. Like this Spawn scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql4zkOj99PE
 

 

April 28 2015:
 
Doe v. Shurtleff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doe v. Shurtleff
US-CourtOfAppeals-10thCircuit-Seal.png
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Full case name
John Doe v. Mark Shurtleff
Decided
October 26 2010
Citation(s)
628 F.3d 1217 (10th Cir. 2010)
Affirmed District Court decision. Utah Code Ann. § 77-27-21.5, a Utah statute requiring convicted sex offenders to register their online identifiers, does not violate the First or Fourth Amendments or the Ex Post Facto Clause.
Court membership
Judge(s) sitting
Neil M. Gorsuch, Monroe G. McKay, Richard D. Cudahy
Case opinions
Majority
Monroe G. McKay
Laws applied
Utah Code Ann. § 77-27-21.5, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Ex Post Facto Clause
Doe v. Shurtleff, 628 F.3d 1217 (10th Cir. 2010), was a United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit case assessing the constitutionality of Utah Code Ann. § 77-27-21.5, a law that requires sex offenders to register their internet identifiers with the state in order to “assist in investigating kidnapping and sex-related crimes, and in apprehending offenders.”In this case, a convicted sex offender, appearing anonymously as John Doe, appealed a decision by the United States District Court for the District of Utah to vacate an order enjoining the enforcement of Utah Code Ann. § 77-27-21.5. Even though Doe did not dispute the state’s interest in enacting such a statute, he believed that the statute’s enforcement ran afoul of his:
1.First Amendment right to engage in anonymous speech;
2.Fourth Amendment rights to privacy and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure; and
3.the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Constitution.

Upon examining Doe’s appeal, the Tenth Circuit determined that Utah’s registration statute did not violate Doe’s First or Fourth Amendment rights or the Ex Post Facto Clause, and therefore affirmed the lower court’s decision to lift the injunction.
 
 
 
Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S. 844 (1997), is a United States Supreme Court case in which all nine Justices of the Court voted to strike down anti-indecency provisions of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), because they violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech. Two Justices concurred in part and dissented in part to the decision. This was the first major Supreme Court ruling on the regulation of materials distributed via the Internet.
 
 
 
McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission, 514 U.S. 334 (1995), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that an Ohio statute that prohibits anonymous political or campaign literature is unconstitutional. Writing for the Court, Justice Stevens asserted that such action is protected by the First Amendment, and therefore violated the constitutional principle of freedom of speech. Justice Scalia dissented, in an opinion which Chief Justice Rehnquist joined. Justice Ginsburg wrote a concurrence, while Justice Thomas wrote an opinion concurring in the judgment.
 
 
 
April 27 2015:
 
George W. Bush acknowledges family name will hurt Jeb’s 2016 campaign
 
I applaud you GWB, A true Texan would say nothing less. I applaud all my fellow Texas; we are all of a brotherhood, few would understand. It is one thing to be a American like Bruce Springsteen and say “You end up like a dog that’s been beat too much, Till you spend half your life just covering up.”
 
If you where born in the USA you are my family. If you where born in Texas you are my favorite family member of all. No one on this planet knows what it is to suffer to be a American like my fellow Texans. The Bush family has always had my heart felt support and always will. To me it is a legacy of President Regan who was my favorite president of all time and will always be.
 
 
Nevertheless anyone that supports human rights for sex offenders and everyone else in this day and time must support democrats only or they are self destructive. Things can and will change; do not get me wrong. Who knows what tomorrow hold for us all.
 
 
 
Former President George W. Bush on Saturday said his brother, Jeb, faces a unique hurdle in the presidential horse race: his own name.
 
While fielding questions at a closed-door meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Bush “acknowledged being a liability to his brother’s candidacy,” according to The New York Times, which spoke to attendees as they left the event.
 
“He basically said being a Bush is a challenge,” Norm Coleman, a former senator and current RJC board member, told the Times.
 
“That’s why you won’t see me,” Bush reportedly said,
 
Lets not forget; George; by huge influence, I am sure, signed to change The Constitution Of The United States to make laws retroactive; through the Adam Walsh Act.
 
 
 
 In the United States, the Congress is prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 3 of Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution. The states are prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 1 of Article I, Section 10.
An ex post facto law (Latin for “from after the action” or “after the facts”)
 
The Texas Constitution says:
(Added Nov. 6, 1956.) Sec. 16. BILLS OF ATTAINDER; EX POST FACTO OR RETROACTIVE LAWS; IMPAIRING OBLIGATION OF CONTRACTS. No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, retroactive law, or any law impairing the obligation of contracts, shall be made.

“Not all laws with retroactive effects have been held to be unconstitutional. One current U.S. law that has a retroactive effect is the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. This law imposes new registration requirements on convicted sex offenders and also applies to offenders whose crimes were committed before the law was enacted.” Wikipedia

I still do not believe what I just read from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_post_facto_law I have researched it and can not find anything definitive to prove this. For the first time ever; I do not believe Wikipedia.



I can not begin to tell how this has effected me since, I have read it. To think the actual Constitution of The United States has been changed seems; unbelievable and extremely wrong and un American and very illegal to say the least.. Still deferred adjudicated is not the same as a conviction; so it could be argued that if you got deferred adjudicated for a sex crime; that was required at one time; it may not apply to those folks.

 
 
Retro Active Law explained further down this page.
 
Here is some of the things I found about this law:
 
Appellate Court Affirms Decision to Block Enforcement of Prop. 35 Requirements
 
Posted On 18 Nov, 2014
 
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the decision of a federal district court to block enforcement of Proposition 35 requirements that all registered citizens provide a list of any and all Internet identifiers as well as any and all Internet service providers to law enforcement. California RSOL is a plaintiff in this case and was represented by the San Francisco ACLU as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
 
According to the decision, the requirements violate the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in at least three ways: (1) the requirements do not make clear what sex offenders are required to report, (2) there are insufficient safeguards preventing the public release of the information sex offenders do report and (3) the 24-hour reporting requirement s onerous and overbroad.
 
“This is a significant victory for all registered citizens in California,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci. “The 9th Circuit of Appeals has clearly articulated that the requirements, if imposed, would violate the U.S. Constitution.”
 
The Court noted in it decision that the 24-hour reporting requirement of adding or changing an Internet identifier or an account with an Internet service provider is “not only onerous, it is also applied in an across-the-board fashion. The requirement applies to all registered sex offenders, regardless of their offense, their history of recidivism (or lack thereof), or any other relevant circumstance.”
 
In reaching its decision, the Court noted that the balance of equities in the case favor registered citizens “whose First Amendment rights are being chilled. This is especially so because the Act under scrutiny imposes criminal sanctions for failure to comply.”
 
November 18, 2014
 
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Anonymous Speech in California Prop. 35 Case
 
ACLU of Northern California, EFF Prevail in Appeal Over Internet Restrictions for Registered Sex Offenders

San Francisco – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Proposition 35, a 2012 California ballot initiative that would have restricted the rights of registered sex offenders to communicate on the Internet, is likely unconstitutional. The opinion affirms an earlier district court ruling in Doe v. Harris, a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in 2012.

 
Proposition 35, also known as the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act (CASE Act), requires anyone who is a registered sex offender—even people with decades-old, low-level offenses whose offenses were not related to the Internet—to turn over a list of all their Internet user names and online service providers to law enforcement. Under the law, more than 73,000 Californians would have been forced to provide this information to the government, and report any new account or screen name within 24 hours of setting it up, even if the new screen name is their own real name. Violations would have potentially resulted in years in prison.
 
“The Ninth Circuit has agreed that the onerous online speech restrictions required by Prop. 35 violate the First Amendment,” said Linda Lye, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Northern California. “The portions of Prop. 35 that unconstitutionally limit what people say online won’t help us end human trafficking. Anonymity is key to protecting speech by unpopular or controversial groups and allowing robust political debate.”
 
The ACLU of Northern California and EFF filed a lawsuit the day after the law was passed in 2012, challenging these reporting requirements as a burden on the First Amendment right to free and anonymous speech. A lower court agreed with the groups in January 2013 and issued a preliminary injunction, halting enforcement of the law. Today, the Ninth Circuit upheld that lower court ruling.
“[T]he CASE Act directly and exclusively burdens speech, and a substantial amount of that speech is clearly protected under the First Amendment,” Ninth Circuit Judge Jay Bybee wrote in the opinion.
The court noted that the law was overly broad, affecting speech unrelated to sexual offenses, such as “blogging about political topics and posting comments to online news articles. ” This creates the “inevitable effect of burdening sex offenders’ ability to engage in anonymous online speech,” Bybee wrote. The court also found that there was no evidence that throwing out this part of Proposition 35 would hamper the state’s ability to investigate online sex offenses.
 
“We’re pleased the court recognized important First Amendment principles of free and anonymous speech apply to everyone, regardless of what crimes they may have committed in the past,” EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury said. “While the law may be well-intentioned, its broad language opened the door for the government to chill free speech. Restrictions targeting sex offenders are often a stepping stone for the expansion of law enforcement power against other classes of unpopular people.”
 
The court’s ruling means the preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of the reporting requirements of the CASE Act remains in effect.
 
 
Doe v. Harris

Summarized by: Rianna Venn
Date Filed: 11-18-2014
 Case #: 13-15263; 13-15267
Circuit Judge Bybee for the Court; Circuit Judge Schroeder and Senior District Judge Timlin

Full Text Opinion: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/11/18/13-15263.pdf

 
First Amendment: Content-neutral restrictions on protected speech must not burden substantially more speech than is necessary to further the government’s legitimate interests.
 
The Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (“CASE”) Act “added provisions to California’s sex offender registration requirements related to Internet usage by persons subject to the Act.” The Act requires sex offenders to provide “‘[a] list of any and all Internet identifiers established or used by the person’ and ‘[a] list of any and all Internet service providers used by the person.’” The Act also established a 24-hour written notice requirement to law enforcement of any changes to these lists. A represented “class of registered sex offenders who regularly use the Internet to advocate anonymously on behalf of sex offenders and to comment on news articles, forums, and blogs” filed suit once the Act took effect claiming “the Act violates their First Amendment rights.” The representative “moved for a temporary restraining order” while the district court considered the representative’s “motion for a preliminary injunction.” The district court granted the preliminary injunction after finding the Act was “not narrowly tailored to serve the government’s important interest” and “that loss of First Amendment freedoms is an irreparable injury.” The State appealed, and the Ninth Circuit reviewed the “preliminary injunction for abuse of discretion.” The panel evaluated the Act’s constitutionality using the “intermediate level of scrutiny applicable to content-neutral restrictions that impose an incidental burden on speech.” The panel considered whether the Act’s requirements “burden[] substantially more speech than is necessary to further the government’s legitimate interests.” The panel found that the Act “clearly intended to serve a legitimate interest” but determined “the Act unnecessarily chills protected speech.” The panel concluded that the Act’s reporting requirement was ambiguous and the Act had insufficient safeguards for the information reported. The panel also found the 24-hour written notice requirement “onerous and overbroad.” The panel therefore affirmed the district court’s preliminary injunction. AFFIRMED.
 
I am going to try to explain retro active law and why it is wrong:
 
 
Ex post facto law is a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed, before the enactment of the law. In criminal law, it may criminalize actions that were legal when committed; it may aggravate a crime by bringing it into a more severe category than it was in when it was committed; it may change the punishment prescribed for a crime, as by adding new penalties or extending sentences; or it may alter the rules of evidence in order to make conviction for a crime likelier than it would have been when the deed was committed.
 
As you can read on this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_post_facto_law retro active laws are illegal in most of the world not just our country.
 
United States:
 
In the United States, the Congress is prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 3 of Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution. The states are prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 1 of Article I, Section 10. This is one of the relatively few restrictions that the United States Constitution made to both the power of the federal and state governments before the Fourteenth Amendment. Over the years, when deciding ex post facto cases, the United States Supreme Court has referred repeatedly to its ruling in Calder v. Bull, in which Justice Samuel Chase held that the prohibition applied only to criminal matters, not civil matters, and established four categories of unconstitutional ex post facto laws. The case dealt with the Article I, Section 10, prohibition on ex post facto laws, because it concerned a Connecticut state law.
 
Not all laws with retroactive effects have been held to be unconstitutional. One current U.S. law that has a retroactive effect is the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. This law imposes new registration requirements on convicted sex offenders and also applies to offenders whose crimes were committed before the law was enacted. (This does not make this right. The Online Identifier law was enacted before this law; that makes it a good fight in court for sure. I believe it is only a matter of time before this law is repealed. At any rate it is worth fighting in court.)The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Smith v. Doe (2003) that forcing sex offenders to register their whereabouts at regular intervals, and the posting of personal information about them on the Internet, do not violate the constitutional prohibition against ex post facto laws, because these laws do not impose any kind of punishment. *
 
This is not right because there have been recent court cases that have been won against people posting sex offenders on there websites. : Sunday, March 23, 2014 Offendex (extortion website) is going out of business This looks like the end of Offendex and affiliate extortion sites. And I’m not surprised that the owners of Offendex are convicted felons. I am amazed they managed to make a lot of money from these websites. The article from AZCentral is incredibly detailed so read on: http://absolutezerounites.blogspot.com/2014/03/offendex-extortion-website-is-going-out.html
 
 
 
 
*Again what is wrong with this is non compliance means prison so to say: because these laws do not impose any kind of punishment. * is actually a lie.
 
In Starkey v. Oklahoma Department Of Corrections, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma found the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act, or SORA, to be punitive in nature, if not in intent. While the law in question has been ruled as not being retroactive in nature, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections had been applying the new legislation retroactively, and “also find the Department’s retroactive application of the level assignment provisions of 57 O.S. Supp. 2007, 582.1 – 582.5, as amended, violates the ex post facto clause.”
 
When states make retroactive laws they should be sued by our country. There is always that possibility.
 
Controversy has also arisen with regard to Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Laws, which allow the indefinite commitment of a person with a mental abnormality which predisposes him to molest children. This issue arose in the case Kansas v. Hendricks.[24] In Hendricks, a man with a long history of sexually molesting children was scheduled to be released from prison shortly after the enactment of Kansas’s SVP act. Rather than being released, he was committed on the grounds that he had a mental abnormality. Hendricks contested the law on ex post facto and double jeopardy grounds. The Supreme Court of Kansas invalidated the Act, but the Supreme Court of the United States reversed the decision and ruled that the law was constitutional on the basis that the law did not impose a criminal punishment.
 
It is obvious that this is very controversial and I believe the only reason this is not deemed illegal is because it has not been fought enough in court. Imagine if someday it is found illegal and the people that enacted such laws are thrown in prison themselves.
 
It is a blight on us all that the euphoria of sex offender cruelty has been aloud to perpetuate; just so the media and the internet can make money off of it. It only goes to show how much the media and the internet has power over politics and voters in the land of the free. Yet laws like online Identifier seeks to take any voice of protest that might actually help us all. History has proven that this will end sooner or latter.
 
 

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If you believe it is ok to deny registered sex offenders human rights or U.S. Constitutional rights. If you do not believe registered sex offenders are denied their human and constitutional rights or if you are against free speech.
Please leave this web page now. Thank you.By remaining on this web page you here by acknowledge that you support human rights and United States constitutional rights for registered sex offenders and that you support freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.

Here are some old blogs I have posted through out the years that all relate to the registration of sex offenders. Always remember republicans are famous for running campaigns against sex offenders; democrats are not. We can change all this by writing our representatives and voting and promoting the land of the free by supporting the best candidates.

This is from a web site I had back in 2002; most of it is as old as 1999. I have added a few things over the years but most of this text is about 10 years old. The links are mostly dead. I have done my best to edit names and such; since this is old news. Please forgive me for any typo’s I have made. I plan on adding more old text here and then editing it someday.

Bill of Rights and 8th Amendment Violations to sex offenders by State and the Federal Government of the United States of America

GA is at it again. This time he is using FS to get his internet bill passed. I hope the people will do everything they can to see GA and FS are not reelected. Check the GA page for more info.
Just watch as the political powers change from the right wing; violators of separation of church and state, to more modern freedom loving, believers in the Constitution, Americans, how more of this will take place. I would really like to see the people responsible for taking away the US Constitutional rights of Americans, jailed. If our great country continues to vote the way they do, we may just see that.

 

Sex-offender law rejected by U.S. court

Published: January 9, 2009

— A federal appeals court yesterday held that the federal civil commitment law for sex offenders was unconstitutional and that alleged victims of abuse at the hands of a former Somali official may sue him.

In a North Carolina case, a three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by a federal judge in Raleigh that a provision of a 2006 federal law on civil commitment intruded on powers the Constitution reserves for states.

The federal law, like those in Virginia and many other states, permits sex offenders still believed to be dangerous to be civilly committed and held for treatment after their prison terms are over.

“The Constitution does not empower the federal government to confine a person solely because of asserted ‘sexual dangerousness’ when the Government need not allege (let alone prove) that this ‘dangerousness’ violates any federal law,” ruled the court.

If a guy tells you he deserves the unconstitutional treatment of a sex offender; lock him up, until when and if he snaps out of it. 
          

If you consider yourself so uncontrollably dangerous; that you need the type of inhuman treatment; offered by the Nazi, right wing, mixture of religion and politics, in our country’s government of the past. Then you need to be locked up, as soon as possible.

Hopefully this type of religious right wing rule over our precious country, will be but a vague memory of us all, never to be implemented again.

Do you think sex offenders having their constitutional rights taken away, effect every American? It does. Here is a example. WM  the king of low wage jobs in America has done it again.

In 2004 supposedly 2 sex offenders fondled children in a WM  store. Now if these sex offenders were on probation or parole and a child bumped into them, it is not uncommon for a probation officer or parole officer to accuse them of fondling a child.

So WM says because of this, supposedly, in 2004, required all employees to have a background checks. Now you can read about juvenal records being used to against people on the web, to get a job at WM . This is a example of how all those, even those that support the unconstitutional treatment sex offenders suffer together. So ironic, if you believe in irony, I believe in those 3 fingers pointing back at you.

I guaranty a large percentage of WM  employees have some kind of record. I am sure this is no mistake, and it is like I always say, every thing you do comes back to you. I hope things like this wake people up and cause them to vote Democrat. This is a trait that can be traced almost always back to the so called “Christian” right wing republican party. These people are worthless and weak and should be removed from all public office and charged with not observing separation of church and state, something our wise forefather’s saw necessary.

I found out that WM  automatically disqualifies you for employment if you have any sex offence record. They make you submit to a background check but have a special arrangement with the background check company to automatically disqualify and sex offences not matter what it is.
So boycott WM .

Your reward for finding a job in our country, (if you can find a job at all), is you have to go to the sheriff’s department and update your record. The sheriff’s department is located at the county jail. It is a complete nightmare to go there. Apparently you have seven days to do this to stay in compliance with the sex offender registry laws enforced in our country. I always say the difference between our country and other counties in Texas is; every law is enforced, to the letter, every last law. As you know I believe sex offender registration is all unconstitutional. Why is Texas the one of the most Unconstitutional States in our country? I believe it is because we are also one of the highest rates of people who are illiterate. Combine illiterates with nut case religious freaks that love controlling people, out comes 500 executed people, families torn apart and on and on, and on.

Supposedly, this is supposed to tell you what rules to follow to be in compliance with the our country strictly enforced sex offender registration rules.
go here: http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/cr.toc.htm then here: CHAPTER 62. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION PROGRAM on this page.

I want to know why people labeled as sex offenders in our country, are made to register even though their arrest and court hearing was before the law’s were made? That means the law is made retroactive. This against most any type of basic laws since our nation was born. Not to mention it is against the Texas constitution.

I found out recently, because of some great web sites that protest sex offender laws, that some states have banned new sex offender laws because it is unconstitutional  and because the laws are made to be retroactive.

Again thank you all for starting new web sites challenging the man; concerning Nazi like laws; that do not belong in the land of the free. As I have said many times on this page: you can copy any thing on this site and use it on any site you wish; as long as it goes towards trying to open the eyes of closed minded politicians and the media. I am glad to see many newspapers and such have seen the light and are trying to protest these oppressive laws where stalking and requiring a scarlet letter, is not only aloud but encouraged and thought of as a good thing. Much better to separate from this cruel and unusual punishment, than to join together with people who step on people to get ahead, ruining their life in the name of ratings or getting votes. Every thing you do to hurt other people needlessly will come back to you and in this case our very government. If you love America like me than act like it.

 

Two new stories I found recently:

This is the our country’s police web site’s against sex offenders. I do not know or believe, that the sheriff’s have any thing to do with this site. Read as much as you can! I do not think it is right to blame the police for this. The blame lies squarely on politicians and the media like MSNBC. Not to worry though, this is a democracy people! So, don’t forget to vote Democrat! Get involved in politics, right letters to your political leaders!It is horrific! This web site is designed to incite a riot against people labeled as sex offenders in our country. Over and over again it say things like; show pictures of people labeled as sex offenders to your children and explain to them they are dangerous to them. This could raise children to murder people labeled as sex offenders. Some these people labeled as sex offenders like many so called criminals in our country; could be innocent of the crime they go to jail for or served probation for and so on. You would not believe how many people are convicted or deferred, of crimes here in our country, that are innocent of those crimes. The court system is designed to intimidate people into conforming no matter what! For instance the new multi million dollar court house. This web site is full of lies. Lies like people labeled as sex offenders can commit any type of sex offence at any time. Lies like 50% of all people labeled as sex offenders will offend again. Lies and hysteria abound through out this web site. This web site is putting people’s lives in danger and should be shut down according to human right’s and constitutional right’s violations!

I was just watching MSMBC July, 05, 2008, 7:30am pacific time, and there was this brunet haired lady saying “all sex offenders will offend again, and we all know this“. Why is it always fat ugly woman, or woman in general that are the cruelest when it comes to this subject? I think they are all sex offence victims and need counseling. I am sorry, I like all woman, fat ugly woman too. I am not trying to be mean. This just seems to be true. Who is this woman? Is she a physiologist? I will tell you this, to just say something like that with no common knowledge at all on the subject, shows a huge lack of intelligence. This is absolutely not true. The real statistic would support that 97% of the time there is no second offence after someone is caught and has counseling. I have said this over and over again on this web site.

Usually a man and rarely a woman who commit a sex offence and are caught do not offend again. The shock and embarrassment of getting caught is all it takes to turn that person around not to offend again. We are not animals. People have the power to change and turn their lives around. You can not treat people like hopeless machines. You can not oppress the people of any country and think that will not contribute to the down fall of that country. History should teach that to any one. People who commit sex offences are people with friends and family and they have friends and family and so on and so on. It seems as though sex offences are more prevalent among religious people, even religious leaders. This should be a warning, not treat these people unfairly. This world is run by spiritual power and always has been. Things you can touch like tanks and missiles mean nothing compared to spiritual power. All civilizations have always known this. Our forefathers knew this, on July forth in 1776, and you better know this too, this July forth weekend 2008, before it is too late for all of us.

Now the subject of this sex offender bashing segment on MSMBC was a sex offence murder in VERMONT. I was not really listening at the time. I am sorry about such things and am not insensitive. It sounded like a disgusting, revolting crime. Lets take a good look at VERMONT. A large majority of people in VERMONT are half out of their minds. Emotions run high there. Emotions seem to drive politics and everything else. Drug and alcohol use is at a all time high there, I guaranty it. VERMONT is desolate. It is mostly woods, thick woods. Wasn’t it VERMONT or New Hampshire where that guy ran around to sex offenders homes, look up on the internet, and shot them? These people spend way too much time indoors! 10 months out of the year you do not want to leave the house. Snow covers their homes every year. I think the whole state needs counseling. Wake up VERMONT! You are not the only community that suffers from sex offenses. The entire world has suffered from sex ofenses and has from the beginning of time. It isn’t something new. You do not have to sensationalize it.
I am glad that people in communities every where are trying to catch sex offenders. I am totally on the side of law enforcements efforts in things like internet stings. I do not think it should keep law enforcement from investigating violent crimes, and all related to violent crime. I think if law enforcement concentrates too much on sex offence crimes it will make them soft and weak, unable to uphold the law. I think this is just what real criminals want.
I believe we need to pinpoint young people and reach them in a way to help counselors to find out if they have been molested. I heard recently that there was a spike in teenage girls committing suicide. I believe some on these could be staged by parents that have molested their daughters and do not want the death penalty. This sounds like a very tricky thing to talk to children by counselors. People do not want children to be offended by perverted talk or take their innocents away, by counseling. I am not a expert but if there is one thing I can not stand is people trying to help kids when they do not have healthy kids themselves. So stop your cry baby talk, VERMONT. You are just making things harder on every one when you cry like a baby. Keep those emotions down. I am not surprised you do not sentence heavily. You are great when it comes to freedom and the American way, like that. They are putting people to death down here in the south. When you all act, like you’re the only ones who have sex offences in your state, you cause people down here to die in prison. (see new newspaper article I have added today)

I am sorry Vermont I am telling you all for your own good. I am trying to help you. People who commit sex offences are not monster machines that never change, they are people like you and me who become confused for a moment in there lives and after counseling and talking about it, change forever. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. I am sure this can be backed up by the truth, not lies sold to us by the bias closed minded news media. I did a lot of hiking in Vermont as a kid. Being from New England we would drive there just to see the leafs in the fall. I can see why you are all emotional. Vermont is one of the most beautiful states in our country. I used to love to ski there when I was young. If you have skied anywhere in America you appreciate Vermont more than ever. It is very cheap to ski there and has some of the best skiing in the world. If you ski in places like California you would think you were paying to ski on gold, it is so expensive. Thinking of those hiking tripe when I was young, I can still see those beautiful silent rolling hills of thick trees, I guess it is one of those views, that is unforgettable, you take it with you all your life.

I will never forget MHMR in town. They were put in charge of the sex offender group case load. For those of you not in the State of Texas MHMR is the biggest so called mental health organization. Now I am not putting them down for helping special people. Like I have said someone has to help special folk. It unfathomable that a state run organization was put in charge of the sex offender case load. That is like putting the probation or parole officer in charge of psychotherapy, the out come is set for self destruct. Most probation or parole officers, not all, but most it seems like, that work around here are like Hitler themselves. I do not claim to be a doctor but sometimes all you need is common sense in life to see that people are being oppressed like slaves picking cotton with bloody hands. The 3 headed dragon put in charge of MHMR back then were the three headed monster, called Wayne, Tammy, and Donna. You where basically encouraged to lie every time you were in group. And if you actually believed in this redirect of lies, you would lie to yourself on a daily basis. Lying to your self is the very reason a person commit’s a sex offence in the first place. The polygamist in Texas right now are a good example of that. In other words lets say you had a date and you stated to kiss and you wanted to tell the 3 headed monster in group about it. Well instead of you saying you had consensual affections, you would have to say you forced your self on her. I mean this kind of thing went on constantly. Forced to lie constantly to please the 3 headed dragon. What stands out most about them was there inability to see the good in people.

This is the problem with most psycho therapist. They can not see the good in people because they refuse to except right from wrong. The problem with most physiotherapists is they chose that profession because of faults with them self’s. There is this one physiotherapist who gives speeches on legalizing prostitution. If you think things like that are right than how can you see right from wrong? How much more can we exploit woman in America? That is a whole other subject. I would like to rebuke the CMT music awards for the exploitation young woman. And if Hank Williams Senior or Roy Rogers could see CMT today they would roll over in there graves. What is wrong with CMT, that is not representing the south at all. If you were really representing the south you would all have jail uniforms on. That is extreme, but you see what I’m saying?

There was this one client in MHMR in town, that the 3 headed swamp creature, held in high regards. Out of about 100 clients they held this one person up, and claimed this was the one person they could trust. Torturing and condemning to prison the kindest and most gentlest, caring people. All the while holding this one guy up saying see this is how you should be. Well guess what? This was the one guy that police caught up to no good. This is a good example of what goes around comes around. Of course this example is the most extreme.

You can not fight wrong with wrong. You can not lie cheat and abuse people for good. I have said it before and I will say it again, the very fact that this problem seems to be mostly around religious people should be a warning to us all, not to be unfair. Every one that deserves it always get their back lashes, that is a fact of life. Look at all the governments, that have oppressed it’s people, and that lay in ruin today. I bet you Egypt would never think that we would walk over it’s toppled stone building. If we do not allow the Constitution of the United States to stand firm, we will go down the very path all those long lost governments have. I think we will fall fast and hard, because we have had it so good for so long. I think the economy is just the start. I think the economy should be a sign to us all that we are spending our money with evil intent. You can not keep spending money on the military and law enforcement and bankrupt people with student loans for instance. The new 2 plus million dollar court house here in our country, is a good example of that. Our police now a days are the same as military. No wonder you hear about the wrong person being shot so much. I do not think this madness will stop until we have no money as a government to spend. Say what you want about the Democrats, at least you can work with them. The republicans have mixed church and state. When you do that you are no better than any country that uses religion to oppress it’s people like the very people we are at war with now. Maybe that is why the republicans want to go to war with these people so bad. Maybe they see the bad in them as the very thing that is wrong with them. It is like I always say you can not help someone else until you help your self. It is not selfish to help yourself. When you help yourself you are helping others. We as a country must stop being so self destructive and do all we can to save this great country of ours. The freedoms and the legacy of freedoms that we are entrusted with to preserve.

We need more sex offender rights advocates. Think about it, sometimes the most extreme, or at least what politicians like Joe Dork would want you to think is the most extreme. I do not know a about you but that is one of the least loathsome of crimes, compared to violence and many other crimes that threaten our society today. Sometimes the people to stand up for, are the very people some leaders do not want you to stand up for. If it was not for people standing up against leaders for good, America would not be here. Write your senators and congress men, start a blog, do all you can. Maybe you might get a letter in the mail as proof you did something to help stop us from our path of self destruction.

Free speech in the United States of America was put into action by our fore fathers for one reason to give people the opportunity to raise a protest against the government and sadistic politicians. That is the whole idea behind this web site. I believe it is detrimental to our country to mistreat people and take away all of their constitutional rights. I am extreme sometimes, I even make guesses at why people would want to label people as hopelessly dangerous to people, when in 95% of the time this is simply not true at all.

Is it ok for the government and politicians to send people to prison and the death penalty making guesses about people?

The reason America is a oasis in the world is because of our fundamental freedoms. Take away that freedom and we will no longer be that oasis.
It is people that raise a protest against the government and politics that save this country and this has been true since the birth of America.

I may tone this site down someday. For now extreme times call for extreme protest. When I make guesses at why people would be so paranoid, that they would be so fearful of a person that commit’s a sex offence, they would destroy them and their family and their friends and their community. I make those guesses to enlighten others. To shed light on darkness should be the goal of any honest person.I do not believe in sexual addiction. I think any one can be overcome with lust. You can not over dose and die from too much sex. The problem is when the physiotherapist community try’s to come up with some new theory to try to get people addicted to psychotherapy. I do use the term sex addict but it is meant as a metaphor to show how a person can have a sexual problem and think it is normal. I will never forget around 1993 or so I was working with this old dude who seemed more like a college teacher than a laborer like my self at the time. I said “don’t you feel bad about heroin addicts? He said “ah their just a bunch of weaklings, any one can quit drugs.” I was a great revelation for me because I realized he was right. I realized the word addiction was highly overrated. Now drug addiction or alcohol addiction is something completely unknown to me. It seems to me if your body digests something over many years that your body can become addicted to something. That must be a awful experience. I will bet anything that, the old dude was speaking from experience. Concerning so called sexual addiction; like I have said over and over.

In a society that has so much emphasis on sexuality, it is easy to thing to practice deviant sexual behavior, and think it is normal. Once the person ho engages in this behavior realizes that this behavior has been destroying their life, they become over whelmed and quickly change. If this was a true addiction then there would be no way a person could change over night. If we where to lock up every person that has committed a sexual offence or was potentially able to commit a sexual offence, who would run the jail?

I have told you about psychoheresy.org before, and I suggest you go get yourself a real second opinion. Psychoheresy.org people are extreme Christians, but there message is as secular as anything else. They stand up to the world of power hungry psychology. They are a true gem of truth. So wake up America and stop putting your trust in a Godless philosophy of lies, before you destroy our great country of freedom! I repeat myself for the hundredth time; people would be better off with a minister from what ever religion they believe in, than a crazy physiotherapist! I do not know about you, but I do not know of any religion that teaches deviant sexual behavior is ok.

I believe allot of physiotherapists are mentally challenged looking for answers to there so called mental problem. I understand that there are special people and they need some one to help them in life. I believe this should be the job of physiology. Physiology has no business in the every day life’s of all people. Physiotherapists would love to be needed by every human, imagine the money and power that would give them.

I rate Texas Department of Public Safety a 0 on the scale of 0 to 10 for keeping the public safe. Texas Department of Nazi’s as I like to call them have decreed to all of Texas that they are going to put the place of employment of all sex offenders on their witch hunt web site. Pushing the envelope on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States of America. The economy is showing signs of a free government disappearing. Yet die hard sadistic agencies like Texas Department of Public Torturing are still going right against the constitution of The United States of America. When are governments going to learn you can not treat people bad and expect that it will not bring you down in the end. Look at the history of the world and all the governments that have failed because of the mistreatment of the people. When will we learn to obey what our fore fathers who where victims of ternary knew to be our only hope? I said it before and I will say it again every human on earth has committed a sex offence at one time in there life, or fantasized about it. What makes Americans think so much of themselves that they can justifies destroying other humans? I am again going to say to the police of our country to investigate all those who say all sex offenders should be in prison or dead. These people could be sex offenders.

Sex offenders can not find jobs as it is. If Texas Department of Public Hangings list where they work they will deliver a blow to capitalism and the economy. You may say the only way that can hurt someone if someone has something against someone. I do not know where you live but around our country we have way more mean people than nice people. You do not have to say or do any thing to get your self a good handful of enemies. Just one evil person can destroy any one on the Texas Department of Public human right violators web site. So vote democrat until the cows come home. Tell your friends to vote democrat. This is a Republican movement. I know democrats are winning around the country. Texas for the most part is still as right wing as ever.

I would love to see Texas Department of Public Safelessness sued someday. I would even like some of it’s leaders jailed for terrorizing Americans. If we turn the government around enough something like this could happen.

I had a friend who was in the Nam. He told me about how the North Vietnamese would come running at our solders in waves. They had attacked one time in so great a number that they gained control of one of the big cannons. They all tried as much as they could to turn that cannon on our guys. Finally in a push of might on the part of our army we gained control of that big cannon and turn it back on the enemy and that was all she wrote. That’s what we need to do in America. We need to gain control of our government again. We the People need to take charge of our government and take back our country and use it against them that have oppressed our communities for all this time.

January 2008 added new web page (bottom left) Civil Commitment Fascism
December 2008 I added two new pages to this web site:

I want to add some new links. As you all know I believe when we treat people like Jewish people in Nazi Germany we get a little closer to becoming Nazi Germany.

Here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vkd_Zm-fCY&feature=related http://watch.org/

This link actually still works and for good reason. This video was shown to me by a great college professor I met at the college when I was attending their.

Since I am updating this site I think I would like to tell you a little story:
This person who is labeled as a sex offender (much like the Jewish people with the yellow star) got a job with UPS. Imagine that? It seems to be a miracle a person like this to get a job at all! So this person who actually had a good job, had to deliver a package to a elementary school. So like any good worker he did his job and delivered this package to the elementary school. The problem was that this person was on probation in our country, Texas. This person was revoked from his probation and is now in prison for this. You have to ask your self what you would do? When you are fortunate to have a job like this guy. Would you just not do it? Would you take a chance and not do it, which would most likely cause you to loose your job? Would you? Welcome to our country.

You want to talk about child sex abuse victims? Read this and follow the link to Amnesty International USA. This is on our border!

The U.S. Department of State cites Mexico as a source, transit, and destination country for trafficked persons for sexual exploitation and labor. A considerable number of these victims are children. Many of them, exploited by organized crimes, are forced to perform sexual and pornographic acts. The Mexican government’s estimate of child victims is as high as 20,000.

I would also like to bring to your attention that a private company have been profiting off of other people’s misery by listing sex offenders on their web site. If you are labeled as a sex offender that put you name in quotes and enter it in google and there you are. Sick, huh? These people should be sued, and charged and sent prison. I hope google does the right thing and refuses to list them. Until what goes around comes around, like it always does, I hope you all will boycott these purveyors of hate and narrow mindedness. Here is a link: I want to say that I agree with sting techniques of all kinds when it comes to sex offences. The only way to solve the sex offender problem is to arrest and convict as many people as possible. This will also cause people to think before they inflict cruel and unusual punishment on people. When it is your son or father that suffers from the torcher of a sex offence conviction it really makes you see things a lot clearer. If all rock stars and sports stars and the like, where convicted for there under age relationships, things would change too. Sting techniques like the one used on Senator L C are a excellent idea. I also agree with these techniques used on internet stalker types, and sex addicts. I do not believe that people should be sent perverted emails. If anyone would send anyone perverted emails they should be prosecuted for a sex offence or at least lewd behavior. I think it is a very thin line. I think it is a great idea to monitor chat rooms and stuff like that. I personally believe all porn pushers should be charged with sex offences. It goes unsaid about how I feel about any opportunity the police have to monitor any kind of illegal porn on the internet or where ever it may be found. I guaranty if you monitor people who visit adult book stores you will find many more Senator L C’s.

I must say I am impressed with the amount of news I am finding on the internet on people fighting against unconstitutional Sex Offender laws. Things keep up like this and I may have to take down this web site.

Then there is the new bazaar the Texas Senate has just past. First time sex offences get 25 years in prison and second time offenders get the death penalty. I believe this is for two main reasons:

Number 1 is:

The Republicans are loosing big time. Remember the slogan “It’s The Economy Stupid”. People are starting to wake up to that. More and more Americans are struggling, yet the rich keep getting richer and richer! I like what Hillary Clinton said “it is like trickle down economics, with out the trickle”. Bigger and more prisons and less schools. The difference between republicans and most other people is that they enforce laws no else would. So to do this they build more prisons. The war? I never considered it a war at all. It is more like a invasion. I am not against our military I am just being honest. It may have cost us the finest solders this country has ever had. When we went into Iraq we had the best military in the history of the world. If we don’t straighten up we will end up like the early 1970’s, a mess. I am not saying we did not do the right thing. I am glad we got Sadam Hussein. Desert storm was a war. We fought a army. We did not have to fight too much because they gave up, of which I a glad. I think when we got Sadam we should have left. I understand the military because I feel it too. It must become about revenge. Every solder that dies leads to those solders wanting revenge and so on. I really wish we stay out of the whole thing until a invasion, like Kuwait. You should never ever seek vengeance on your own. Vengeance has a way of finding it’s way on it’s own. The problem with the justice system is that people are being punished too much. People need to be punished. But when they suffer what is by all rights torture the justice system becomes responsible for that. Any how I am sure I have mentioned before on this page “ I am a American through and through”. When I was younger I used to fight dudes who talked bad about the USA. I guess I am still like that except from the scares I got from those stupid fights, I prefer to fight with the pen instead. The pen is mightier than the sword. I still think the republicans handled the military all wrong for the length of George W. Bushes term of office. They where heartless as it seems they always are. I believe unless we have democrats take over for a long time to come we may not be able to recover.

My point is the Republicans are so desperate for votes they are still pushing more and more unconstitutional sex offender laws as a last ditch effort to get votes. It is pitiful and sad if you think about it. Like I always say you reap what you so. Wide spread regret and embarrassment should be the agenda of the day for these people.

Number 2 is:

I believe the regret and embarrassment already suffered by republicans in Texas and Florida would be better served by sweeping the problem under the rug (so they think). The way republicans think they can sweep things under the rug are by doing things like bowering money instead of paying upfront. The strategy of the republican party seems to be to put things off till latter. The thing they do not take into account is that we live in a democratic society where people like them get voted out of office.

The republican party is dealing with their regret and embarrassment of their Nazi like treatment of sex offenders by giving them the death penalty and sending them to prison. In their minds “sweeping the problem under the rug”.
In reality every time we inflict cruel and unusual punishment on some one it will always come back to hurt us.

I have added two new people to the Kinky Friedman for pushing the death penalty for sex offences and Attorney General Jerry Brown for trying to create laws that are retroactive. Retroactive laws are against every thing or country has stood for and are not only unconstitutional but inhuman. Check it out on the new Animations page!

The Comics for this site are here now:

This is the web site they do not want you to see. Activism against our country Registered Sex Offenders data base and our country’s treatment of all human beings that have committed a sex offence in our country and any where else that humans are treated with less respect than a animal or a insect. Like parts of Florida, California, and Oklahoma, because it is always “parts” usually the heavily religious populations, where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Also check out :

Don’t be stupid: regarded as unintelligent: regarded as showing a lack of intelligence, perception, or common sense Please, if you do not like what you see on this web site, exit now. I do not mean to insult any one or make them mad. This site is for people that agree with what I say. I can not be held responsible for people that come to this site and are offended by it. There are people out there suffering and this is for those people and those who want to fight for these people’s human rights.

This is what it feels like to the people and families, and their friends, and the community, and everyone else, our country has all but destroyed:

Oh Yea and I am against the death penalty too!
And I am for the Constitutional rights of prisoners. If they are in Texas they are not getting that. See here: http://www.aclutx.org/ You know this link is great.
It goes beyond what the law does. It is like being put in a stockade in the middle of the town square. It is like having to wear the star of David where ever you go. It is like the scarlet letter. It is like being labeled a hopeless failure for the rest of your life. The fact of the matter is that it is even worse than that. Technology today is much more effective in destroying these people’s lives like never before. I think the ACLU should sue all these web sites that use state and federal web sites to promote their sites and even make money from them. As bazaar as it may seem the state seems to be protected by the law to have such sites. I think it is twisting the freedom of information laws to do this, not to mention the fact that these laws all manage to be made retro active which also should be illegal. There is no way these laws protect every one in making web site such as this. I do not know much, but I know that humans can change. To say a human is unable to change is just plan stupid and paranoid. I think the reason that sex offenders are made the scapegoat of our society is that most people in our society has taken drugs. It is a known fact that drugs make you paranoid. Paranoia seems to be the only explanation behind the ostracizing of human beings like the sex offence seems to be.

Anyone that knows me, knows I am against the death penalty I believe and have written comics about how the prison system is one big business. In fact it is the largest business in Texas today. Texas has more people in prison than any other state in the United States and any other country in the world. We put more people to death than any one else. Last time I check we put about 50 people to death in Texas that could have been innocent. I have said this many times and I believe it is true. One of the main reasons there is a death penalty is to save money. I am sure we all feel sorry for the torture chambers of America, that they do not have enough money to keep 2 million people in prison. When we should be turning them into colleges. Do you know there is more money spent on prisons in Texas than colleges?

If you are against the death penalty you should know that you are also a Civil Rights Advocate. More black people are put to death than any other race. Isn’t that grotesque? Really stop and think about that for about a minute or two. Ok now. Why do you think more black people are executed than any other race? Think about that for a minute. If that doesn’t make you want to throw up I do not know what would. I am sure the number one reason is that black people do not have enough money to properly defend themselves. I am also sure that it is true that black Americans are victims of persecution.

Then there are the mentally ill people that are executed. People say well they where not mentally ill when they committed there crime, now all of a sudden they say they are mentally ill. Well I tell you what you put most any one in our prisons and I believe with all my heart that mental illness of some type takes hold on that person almost immediately. People say when someone is raped in prison the entire population of prisoners are victims of that rape. I say even the guards are victims to and all of the prison system down to the parole officers and on. Do you think our entire society suffers from our twisted dependence on prisons to “solve” our problems? I think it is obvious that it does. We are letting our way of life to be dictated by our failure to care about each other. Kids today are being molded by prison theology. Oh and lets not ever forget about the countless children who have been executed in our country. We are always so ready to punish any one but the parents. If you are going to put people to death it should be the parents of that kid that killed someone. The parents of our country that stand judging everyone.. These are the people running every thing. Every time you point the finger at someone there are three pointing back at you. So parents unless you don’t want to be put to death than join my friends at National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and take a stand. I am trying to make a point. The whole thing is so out of proportion it is hard to explain with out seeing things a little bent yourself.

I ask of you this go to this web site: http://www.ncadp.org/ I still support these folks, they are the best. They find the people who are most likely to be innocent and list them separately for you to send emails for.

At least once a month I send letters to Governors through this web site. I am asking you to do the same please. I think this is one of those dominos. If we can stop the death penalty it can only lead to other human rights advances in America.

There was a statistic I heard of lately. The tabloid magazines make more money than the regular newspapers and the regular news media combined! Then you wonder why the News Media loves to focus on sex offenders. The news media only cares about ratings, that is their business.

Then why do politicians and police let the media influence what they do? I think it is as stupid as stupid can be. I only hope the Democrats can see through this and not let it influence them. I only say that because the Republicans have proven for many years that they do not.

I just finished two great animations. They are in Flash format. If you can view Flash on the web in your internet browser you should be able to view these on your home computer.

Feel free to print these and hand them out. Put your county’s name in them. Feel free to copy these comics to your web site, please link them to this site though.
The email for this web site is: joedorkmadein1999@yahoo.com . Feel free to use this. I may only check it once a month.

I have been thinking lately. I think all the time on how to prevent Sex Offenses. What is the cause? I could write a book. I have in emails and such. I have been thinking about woman. Woman get away with sexual addition. Think about it. Men think a woman with a sexual addiction is cool. Yet she is either a sex offender or a sex offender in the making. I think this problem is huge and could be one of the main reasons for the problem. Woman seem the most judgmental of sex offenses. I always say the people that are the most judgmental of this type of crime are the most likely to be sex offenders themselves. Interview sex offenders, I guaranty most of them where judgmental of sex offenders before they were arrested.

This is sick and wrong and it is all being done in the name of government here. No one seems to care or raise a objection. our country is as right wing as it gets. There are some offices that always have republicans in that spot because democrats never run against them. After years and years of Republican rule no one would dare. This is a dictator ship! I have often hoped the federal government would step in and put a stop to it. Maybe now that the democrats are in charge this may happen.

You have to understand more people get arrested here than any were in the United states. Some statistic rated us the highest suburban crime aria in the United States. You can get arrested here for laws they do not even enforce in most of the countrys. I believe even state laws are enforced here that are not enforced any where in Texas! It was not because we had more crime it was because we had more crimes reported, most of which were false. town, home of the new huge our country’s courts, was the last town in the USA to outlaw public hangings! They used to hang people for stealing a horse! Our County Jail has got to be the biggest in the country for the population here. I hate to say it but it seems as though our politicians and police here seem to have inherited the lust for hanging people. You know that stereo typical redneck that thinks nothing of locking up people for next to nothing and hanging half the population? There was this guy here they arrested for renting copies of VCR tapes to people and they wanted to give him 99 years in prison. I think the detective’s name was Darlene Jones this was back in 1999. But you see what I am trying to say. These people are out of control.

I have been a registered democrat for over 10 years. I have been rooting for the Democrats all this time. Where I live if you have a democrat bumper sticker on your car it will be vandalized. Just think about it they had slaves here in the 1960’s! Every once in a while a will see a truck with a rebel flag in it and all the passengers look like thugs. Every one knows they are Klu Klux Klan. People are too afraid to do anything about it. Fear is real high here. Repression is alive and well in our country, Texas. There are many stories like this here in our country, Texas. I have seen bumper stickers here that say if you vote democrat you are a terrorist! During voting time fall 2006, there where more cops every where than I have ever seen before! I think it was to intimidate people! I have written hundreds of letters to Congress and The Senators over the years. I hope the democrats change every thing! I hope all the people responsible for tapering with votes will be charged like the last presidential election! I hope that every illegal unlawful thing the right wing did will be changed and all them that made these unconstitutional laws will be punished to the fullest extent of the law! Like the patriot act and Social Security Reform!

Republicans have nothing to do with God, nor is God on their side! the only reason I am having to say this is because it is all over the news that they think the opposite.

You know how this will prove itself? That they have no God connection? They will become powerless for a long time to come, unless they learn from their mistakes, that seems very unlikely though. When you lie to yourself it is a hard habit to break. I know I been there. The Democrats are closer to God because they care more about every one not just a certain population of people. God is more on the side of the Democrats than the Republicans! Some body told me one time do not play with God! This is the best advice I ever got. The Republicans keep playing though. You know the old saying you play, you pay.

I would like to quote the movie that brings out the American in me, Saving Privet Ryan: “If God be for us, who can be against us“.
go here to vote to impeach President Bush http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10562904/ I will upload a cool jpeg that shows 87% of America wants to impeach Bush.Also check this page out: http://www.democrats.com/We got them on the ropes, now lets go for the knock out!

Republicans will suffer for having offending God. I believe we where all (America) a second away from destruction because of the republican dictatorship. By Gods grace we now have the democrats with more of a pull. We are all responsible for our country. We will make it or break it. It is up to us. With out freedom and human right we are doomed.

Every day we suffer under these tyrannical politicians and probationers. Since 1999 we have been basically held captive here in our country. We are not from here. I have always thought that this is one of the reasons we seem to be suffering the strictest of the abused law here. We will not leave until I am released, that seems to be the right thing to do. It seems that they are threatening to keep me here 20 years. This is insane and illegal in every way. Imagine what it is like to be tortured by crooked, lawless, law here since 1995 that is nearly 12 years. Needless to say it has taken a toll on us physically. Sometimes I think we are racing towards death because of these backwards closed minded people with absolute power over us.

We need a good lawyers here. Obviously lawyers around here are not going to help.

I am sorry I said that. One thing we have allot of is lawyers. Many lawyers around here are helping to change things. Many people in the system are helping to change things. The good thing about people in the system is they see first hand the suffering of people. It is only natural for the whole thing eventual to turn on the people causing the problem. There are allot of good people in Texas. I really like Austin. I have been there many time and the people are really nice. Any one in Texas will tell you that our country is a bad place to live. That could change some day. If I can help that happen then I am doing the right thing. If you are going to fight and you are right, you will prevail one way or the other. All I know is every time I work on this web site I sleep extra good that night. We better wake up before one day our dream of freedom is gone for ever and all we have left is sad reminders for ever. Do you think this is what our reminders wanted as our future? This is cruel and unusual punishment if there ever was. If you do not see that then you are lying to your self. If you lie to yourself you are cursing yourself and every one you work together with. So snap out of it. I am saying this because I care. You should too. People tried to warn me not to move here when I was living near Austin, Texas. I will regret not listening to them for all my life.

I recently saw a ad on the e channel. It was called online nightmares. It made it seem as though you are a victim for using the internet. The rednecks around here love that kind of thing. Oh the internet it is the devil. If you can not handle watching TV you can not handle being on the internet. To say you are a victim of the internet just by using it is to say you are a victim of your television every time some perverted commercial comes on that should be banned by the FCC “e channel”. It’s called just change the channel. I was on the internet in 1995 and it was a whole different story. You happened upon (P word) then. Now a days things are allot better. It is easier to avoid (P word) all together. I think most all of the big players are against (P word) on the internet. I hope someday the only way to view (P word) will be with a credit card. Until then in my opinion all children should not be aloud on the internet, I thing you should have to be 21 to go on the internet. You got to bring your kids up right people. If they do not turn out right it is your fault. I think if your kid gets molested or abused in any way you should go to jail! Parents today want to leave their kids alone forever for money. So they buy them a computer. Children need constant attention and positive reinforcement. If you are not up to having kids don’t have them. If you have kids and there is a slightest bit of bad signs you need to call in a professional before it gets worse. There is know time when you are a kid. Everything is one minute to the next. Hey I never had kids, so I do not want to preach on that too much, at least I had enough since to avoid having children. I chose not to have any because it would be beyond my means. You got to give me that much. And as for responsible adults just watch yourself and you will be alright. You don’t walk down the street saying beat me u someone do ya? I mean as long as you do the right thing you will be fine. If you can not control your self in society maybe you should commit your self to a mental hospital. I am not trying to be mean I am trying to make a point. Act like a responsible adult. I will say this I am sick of spam. I have a spam button and I keep hitting it and it just keeps coming. You have to understand I should not get spam. All my bulk mail goes directly to the trash I never know it even arrived. Every thing that is possible for me not to get spam is on concerning my email. If I get a spam it has to be directly sent to me and go through all the hoops to do so. Also I have about 500 spammers blocked from sending me spam. I have had a idea lately. Maybe you can take a screen shot of it (some of them I do not want to open) and send it to the administrator of you email company. Do not be afraid. Everyone is into fear. The media loves it and capitalizes on it. What ever happened to we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Do your self’s a favor do not watch the news. I stopped watching the news in the early 1990’s and have been netter off ever since. Just read the news, until maybe someday the media gets the message and starts caring enough to stop manipulating people for money. I swear if I see one more alcohol commercial about a how you become more sexy or cool if you drink, when this is not true at all. I mean I should talk. I have conditioned myself to get what ever it is I need done and log off. I have been that way for so long now I am running into trouble because of it. I have this class and the teacher uses the internet more than any teacher I have known. She never hands out any info at all on paper. She says she is trying to save a tree. The problem is this is also the most structured class I have ever taken. Every last thing we do is dictated from her web site or email. Her web site is so complex I can not make hide nor hare of it. Since I am conditioned to do my internet business quickly it is hurting my grade badly. For example a bibliography was do and it was to be turned in MLA format. I had know idea how to do this. She said look it up on the internet. So I did during my class. I could not find any thing at all. I finally got my hands on a paper that was done in MLA format and modeled it to mine. That wasn’t it. Latter in class she showed everyone how to do find it on her site. She went from link to link till she found a site that helped you format. My point is it took too long and since I am a quick internet user I would have never found it, even if I knew where the first link was. Why am I like this and I am sure there are others out there that are the same way. It is because of people prejudice against the internet. So many people are like this in our closed minded society it makes it seem like it is wrong to use the internet. I have learned ten times more about the world, history, politics, math, science, social studies, on the internet, than I have in all my 20 years of school in my life (county through high school and 6 years of college). There is such a wealth of positive information it seems to good to be true. I hope that the (P word) people and the ID theft people realize this and even though like I said it so small in number it seems almost microscopic compared to the total population of all the people who use the internet. But thanks to the media and people like the e channel it seems you should be afraid to use the internet and if you do it could turn into a night mare. Oh and what about mail? I use the internet to email my senator. I was using snail mail for along time. Then that anthrax thing was going on and all the letters I sent to Washington DC where being sent back to me. Can you imagine how I felt? What if one of my letters where infected? I think the internet should be considered freedom of speech and press and should be a right of every American to use it. It is time all the people wake up and do every thing they can to preserve this precious learning tool, before it is too late.

* I had to say the (P word) so I would not get scrubbed badly. Amazing how stupid the internet still is. Any way you can find this site by entering joedorkmadein1999 in Yahoo.

I am sorry, sorry, sorry to any one I have offended. I will make it up to all of you if it takes me my whole life. I have southern pride. I will not deny it. I love the south. I love the south so much I made this web site and joined up with the ACLU. I love the little people of our country. This is for all the poor people and the once poor people of our country. And even the middle class that seems to be all but gone thanks to the right wingers. The south is made up of poor people who are not guilty of nothing but trying to live a honest life. Living in fear of a legal system that is designed to care about the wealthy only. I see the system trying to wipe out the very people that make up the south. I am a firm believer that we make our country what it is. I do believe that there are fixed elections and they will be punished someday. Voters need to turn out in such numbers that it would be obvious that people have had enough of the same old, same old. I do not think that every dude that has a rebel flag on their truck is with the KKK either. I think that some people think it is to show southern pride. As a kid I loved that flag too. I have come to realize though that, that flag stood for slavery and war. If you really look at it that way you can see that needs to stay in the past where it belongs! You know what I say the past is the past and only evil would bring it up in your face and say, “see this is who you are!” Kind of like how people say a sex offender is there past. If you can teach a animal to change people sure can change. Of course I believe people should pay for their crimes. In my opinion if you have been on probation in the past 10 years you have paid for your crimes a million times over. Two years on probation is all any human should have to succumb to. I know I have said society is effected by the inhuman laws on sex offences.. You know I have been thinking the police, parole, and probation people must feel this type of repression effecting their lives as well. Two wrongs do not make a right!

Updated Friday, February 2nd, by: the dork

I just got done watching Roman Polanski’s newest film Oliver Twist. Something for the children hey Polanski? Something for the children indeed! I hope if the end does not come soon, that the children will look back on the past 10 years and say “how could people treat sex offenders this way. Let me just say I think it is wrong to label any one a sex offender, but it is necessary for this web site for me to use these two words to describe a human being. I am sorry to refer to any one as a sex offender. Someday I hope there will be another term. Actually how can you put any label on someone who only committed in most cases one offence, and learned from that offence.

If you are a sex offender or have a family member accused of a sex offence. Maybe you have a friend that has been taken from you from being charged with a sex offence. I say taken from you because, pretty much if your friend or even someone you look up to is taken from you (killed), for being charged with a sex offence. Lets face when a human is charged with a sex offence they are now as good as dead. Just ask the people that have to go to motor vehicle department (department of public safety – Texas) and pay for a new license every year ON THEIR BIRTHDAY so that a new photo of them will be posted on the internet. Department of public safety ? It should be called department of public Nazism! Department of public safety ? I wonder how safe is someone when they have their picture up on the internet labeling them a sex offender. You know the sad thing I believe that no oppressive act to another human goes unpunished. What does that mean to all of us. It is not good. Is it never to late to stop? I do not think so. It is fortunate for us all that God is patient. Look how many religious people get caught up in a sexual addiction. It is because it is so easy to keep a secret. There is no hard and fast rule on why someone commit’s a sex offence. How about the womanizer or the nymphomaniac? They are not exactly in secret. If so many religious people are charged with sex offences? Don’t you think we better be careful how we treat these people? After all what if God punishes us for taking away every human right they have? Even the stupidest could see that. I remember this comedian one time was saying how if he where in prison he would rather be raped than stabbed. Putting so much focus on sex offences can only take away from the seriousness of other crimes like assault, drug abuse, or murder. People say drug abuse is not a violent crime. If you abuse your self with anything you abuse the ones you love and every one around you. It is always those society looks up to the most that abuse themselves. Is there a connection? It seems obvious to me.

That brings me back to Roman Polanski. If you have the burden of being labeled a sex offender in the past ten years. Think of it this way. Do you have any idea how many famous people at the top of their carriers have committed sex offences? You are in the company of the greatest humans that have ever lived. Roman Polanski is the greatest director alive today. He did such a good job on The Pianist didn’t he? I know he is a holocaust survivor. I bow before him for that. You know what I think though? I think he did such a good job on the pianist because he is a sex offender. Only a sex offender can really relate to what it was like to be a Jew in the holocaust, today. Have you ever heard the story? Why on earth wasn’t the mother charged with something? Sure honey go on of to the directors house at night for a hot tub party. Why more parents are not charged for their under age children being victims. We may never know. Famous people seem to draw out of society under age problem children from problem families. Think about it if you’re a child and are considering having sex with a adult there has got to be something not right about you. I do not know about you all but when I was thirteen I was blown away by other 13 year olds not old people. Again we are back to the parents and their evil role in all of this. You know they are the very ones pushing for the death penalty for such crimes. It is a circle the accusers and overly judgmental are usually secret addicts of the very crime they are so readily available to condemn as death penalty worthy, or life in prison which is worse. I would like to see any one of these people spend a year in prison and watch how fast they have a complete mental breakdown and their whole life destroyed. Actually I would not wish that on anyone. I think if you so mush WISH someone would go to prison, you should be sent to prison. Yet that seems to be the normal way to think in our country, and the else where in the land of the free. I am not a communist or a mixer of religion and politics like the genocide maniacs in Africa. I am a full blooded American and every word on this web site is a triumphant proclamation of that. And all lovers of freedom from oppressive governments where ever they are in the world. What ever happened to peace love and understanding? We are living in the time of the peace movement that have come to age. I used to pray as a kid growing up in the sixties and seventies with beautiful music in every breath we took. I used to pray Lord just let me live long enough to see these people take charge. You know what I think? If there any of them that made it that far they are democrats not republicans.

I have always said the justice system is not going forward, it is going backward. Like the hangings of black people in Dallas, Texas in the 1950s. Like the witch hunts of the early settlers. Like the crusades. Like the coliseums of the Roman Empire. How does it feel? Well what are you waiting for go sign up with the ACLU, and register yourself as a demarcate. Get on the phone with who ever is your representative republican or democrat and tell them to be fair and a advocate for human rights, not the other way around.

If we wanted to be fare we would have to arrest most every rock musician that ever lived. Elvis Presley was a world wide known sex offender. Every one knew that Pricilla was under age. Elvis left us all with the greatest present any one could give. A seeming less unending amount of entertainment. Something to take our minds off the tortures of living under right wing dictatorship that say people like Elvis should be given the death penalty. It is common knowledge that Jimmy Page was seeing a thirteen year old. Jimmy Page the greatest guitarist who ever lived. Literally worked magic in concert after concert. Clearly this man had reached a level of spiritual and consciousness that few humans have in the history of the world. The list goes on and on. I am sad to here about Pete Townsend of the who recently. Personally I have made a point of picking up some of The Who CD’s just to be reminded how heartless our society has become. I hope you will too.

Court appointed stogies who call themselves therapists are free to adopt any theory they please to affect our society. So here is a theory I had once. I consider sex to be a beautiful sign of love if it is in the context of holy matrimony. If sex is love than isn’t a sex offence a misplaced act of love. If this is true how hard do you think it is to turn this person around?

Here’s to you Roman Polanski. I for one will always see your movies. Here’s to you Roman Polanski because you are Oliver Twist. It takes one to know one. May our bothers and sisters live long and prosper and shelter us, from our would be destroyers. And may we go on to leave a seemingly unending amount of art to bless the world forever. , the dork

I here by set forth this decree, from this day forth. As the creator and author of this web site. All those who wish may copy this entire web site and locate it some where else on the internet for safety sake. All I ask is it be copied in it’s entirety and not taken out of context. This may be done as many times as any one would see fit. I would also appreciate if it could be change to other languages. Thank you, The Dork

And always remember if you do not like what you are watching or reading change the channel. In fact as the author of this web site and all of it’s content I ask you formally if you do not like this site than please leave and never return. And in the words of Eric Clapton, and others, may you reap what you sew.

The Joe Dork webs sites concern the fact that the constitutional rights as well as any decent idea of human rights are taken away from human beings that are all equal meant to live out their live on this planet struggling like all of us. Except they go through life with a yoke around their necks with a star of David on their back and a scarlet letter on their chest. And in cases like living in the former slave country of the Dallas Metroplex, a chain that is attached to them on one end and the prison or death row on the other. You treat people like this and no matter who you are you will reap what you sew in the end. If you are a citizen in this country you are effected by this. Maybe a friend or the ultimate a family member. Maybe a friend of a friend. You probable do not even know if people around you are suffering with this oppression because these types of things are not even mentioned. It is there no matter what. What is the answer? I say we need to reach out to every one. I think their should be television shows dedicated to help prevent this type of crime. If we arrested every one that committed some type of sex offence (or fantasized about it) in our country there would not be any one to run the prisons. Sex offences like peeping toms can lead to rapist. In the rock festival of Woodstock and the like nude people exposed themselves on film in front of thousands of people. Did you know that exposing your self turns to a addiction that can lead to the offender exposing themselves thousands of times to people?Because Joe Dork is such a strong subject for week minded people that do not understand the reason they hate so much is because they are the ones with the problem not the people they hate!

My main reason for sending this addition to this post is the psycho-therapist in the our country. These people are like insane Nazis. I do not know what it is but when you give psycho-therapist�s the same power as a police officer they turn into �Adolf Hitler�. I think to begin with psycho-therapist�s are not normal. Usually these type of people enter the field because they are the ones with the mental problem. For some reason our right wing political system has decided it would be a right idea to put Nazi-psycho-therapist�s in charge of sex offenders.

What is wrong with every one? The day we hand over our country to psycho-therapists is the day we all go coo coo. Most of them are drug pushers too. I mean it comes with the territory. Is that why our political system likes them? We all know how detached the right wing politicians of Texas and where ever you are from are. Yea drugs are the answer. Drugs with side effects like possible death? I think when you are coo coo that would not matter any way. When you take away people�s freedoms than you take away our country. I do not even want to know what comes after that. Thanks for reading, The Dork

I must say I am impressed with the amount of news I am finding on the internet on people fighting again st unconstitutional Sex Offender laws. Things keep up like this and I may have to take down this web site.

Then there is the new bazaar the Texas Senate has just past. First time sex offences get 25 years in prison and second time offenders get the death penalty. I believe this is for two main reasons:

Number 1 is:

The Republicans are loosing big time. Remember the slogan �It�s The Economy Stupid�. People are starting to wake up to that. More and more Americans are struggling, yet the rich keep getting richer and richer! I like what Hillary Clinton said �it is like trickle down economics, with out the trickle�. Bigger and more prisons and less schools. The difference between republicans and most other people is that they enforce laws no else would. So to do this they build more prisons. The war? I never considered it a war at all. It is more like a invasion. I am not against our military I am just being honest. It may have cost us the finest solders this country has ever had. When we went into Iraq we had the best military in the history of the world. If we don�t straighten up we will end up like the early 1970�s, a mess. I am not saying we did not do the right thing. I am glad we got Sadam Hussein. Desert storm was a war. We fought a army. We did not have to fight too much because they gave up, of which I a glad. I think when we got Sadam we should have left. I understand the military because I feel it too. It must become about revenge. Every solder that dies leads to those solders wanting revenge and so on. I really wish we stay out of the whole thing until a invasion, like Kuwait. You should never ever seek vengeance on your own. Vengeance has a way of finding it�s way on it�s own. The problem with the justice system is that people are being punished too much. People need to be punished. But when they suffer what is by all rights torture the justice system becomes responsible for that. Any how I am sure I have mentioned before on this page. I am a American through and through. If I where in a communist country or a dictatorship I would not be able to make a web site like this. When I was younger I used to fight dudes who talked bad about the USA. I guess I am still like that except from the scares I got from those stupid fights, I prefer to fight with the pen instead. The pen is mightier than the sword. I still think the republicans handled the military all wrong for the length of George W. Bushes term of office. They where heartless as it seems they always are. I believe unless we have democrats take over for a long time to come we may not be able to recover.

My point is the Republicans are so desperate for votes they are still pushing more and more unconstitutional sex offender laws as a last ditch effort to get votes. It is pitiful and sad if you think about it. Like I always say you reap what you so. Wide spread regret and embarrassment should be the agenda of the day for these people.

Number 2 is:

I believe the regret and embarrassment already suffered by republicans in Texas and Florida would be better served by sweeping the problem under the rug (so they think). The way republicans think they can sweep things under the rug are by doing things like bowering money instead of paying upfront. The strategy of the republican party seems to be to put things off till latter. The thing they do not take into account is that we live in a democratic society where people like them get voted out of office.

The republican party is dealing with their regret and embarrassment of their Nazi like treatment of sex offenders by giving them the death penalty and sending them to prison. In their minds sweeping the problem under the rug

In reality every time we inflict cruel and unusual punishment on some one it will always come back to hurt us.

Every time we take someone’s Constitutional right’s way we take all of our constitutional rights away.

You must realize; it’s not just people labeled as sex offenders rights that are at stake, it’s every American citizens right’s.
 February 20, 2009

                         

From Dallas Morning News
Bill targeting online predators calls for Texas sex offenders to report e-mail addresses, numbers
07:08 AM CST on Friday, February 20, 2009
By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News
eramshaw@dallasnews.com

AUSTIN – Registering as a sex offender has made it hard enough for Marc P. to have anything resembling a normal life.

The Dallas County man, who received deferred adjudication more than a decade ago for having sex with a 14-year-old when he was 18, has his address and photo on file for the world to see – not a selling point, he says, for potential employers, landlords or girlfriends.

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Now, Texas lawmakers want Marc and other registered sex offenders to also report their e-mail addresses, cellphone numbers and online screen names to the state, and to give social networking sites permission to boot them offline. Unlike the information sex offenders currently must report, this data would not be available to the public.

Supporters say that will crack down on online predators and help local authorities keep track of registered sex offenders.

“The dangers children face online are very real,” GAsaid Thursday, appearing with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, to tout new efforts to crack down on online sexual predators. “These are common-sense changes to ensure our efforts keep up with the ever-changing technology these predators are using.”

But opponents say the legislation would add another layer of data to a state sex offender database that already contains too many inaccuracies. And it would make it even harder for sex offenders who have served their time to participate in modern society. To Marc, now 33, it’s simply a higher price than he should have to pay for a one-time mistake.

“What’s next, a chip in my brain? A scarlet letter?” asked Marc, who lives with his parents, is attending junior college and feels such a strong stigma against sex offenders that he asked that his last name not be used. “Are they going to look me up on dating Web sites? Check out my Facebook page? Now I’m going to be punished for being computer literate.”

Texas’ current registry requires sex offenders to report their address, birth date, height, weight and race to local authorities, and to keep an up-to-date photo on file. This information is available to the public on searchable Web sites.

The proposed bill would make it a state jail felony not to also register e-mail addresses, cellphone numbers and other online identifiers, such as screen names and social networking monikers, with the state.

The data would be provided to social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook so they could pre-screen their customers and, if they choose, refuse service to sex offenders.

The bill, sponsored by FS, R-Plano, and Rep. AP, DE, would also ban the highest-risk sex offenders on probation or parole from using the Internet to view pornography, which supporters say could be a gateway to committing sex crimes.

The bill is a response to growing concerns that sex offenders are using new technology to prey on children online – fears fueled by reality TV series like Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator.” A and S cited recent reports that there are 90,000 registered sex offenders with MySpace profiles.
“Our children, our grandchildren, they’re all on the Internet,” S said. “There’s got to be a structure in place to prevent convicted sex offenders from being all over these sites.”

State officials routinely site statistics that one in five children between 10 and 17 have received a sexual solicitation online, but a recent Harvard University study found that the overwhelming majority of these solicitations are from other teens or their peers – not adults.

Critics of the proposed expansion of the database also note that the registration system, which contains information on nearly 50,000 Texans, is already riddled with errors and omissions. A 2006 Dallas Morning News review of the registry found it was highly inaccurate: Roughly half of North Texas sex offenders could not be located, and one in six were living somewhere other than their registered addresses.

“We need to take a deliberate look at where the system is failing, as opposed to making all these little additions to it,” said Annette Burrhus-Clay, executive director of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. “While it seems like a good idea on the surface, I’m not sure this brings us any closer to the safe communities we want to have.”

If the goal is safe communities, human-rights advocates say, convicted sex offenders are far less likely to commit new crimes if they can successfully re-enter the community. Finding safe housing and a good job often requires Internet access, social networking sites and e-mail accounts – all things sex offenders may shy from if they’re burdened with registration requirements.

“If we make it so that people just don’t want to have online identifiers, it’s going to make it even more difficult for them to conduct job searches, to respond to e-mail inquiries about housing,” said Sarah Tofte, a researcher with Human Rights Watch. “It will make it next to impossible for them to try to establish some stability in their lives.”

 

 

Free Speech Violation proposed by: Texas Politian’s

 

          

Texas Politian’s is suggesting : that sex offenders should be required to submit additional information with the Department of Public safety, including their e-mail address, online screen names, and social networking accounts. A has also called for cell phone number registration.

This is a clear violation of Free Speech. It is the right of every American citizen to disagree with what the government says and to raise a protest against it, under the Constitution of the our United States. People with the unconstitutional label of Sex Offender (cruel and unusual punishment) would loose their right to freely protest against our government without being in the direct eye of them who they disagree with causing them to suffer even more prejudice in the eyes of our government they care enough about to protest against. This would also constitute illegal spying on the public. When we are no longer a free and right nation, when we no longer hold to the values of our founding fathers, and negate the constitution; we will be completely vulnerable to our enemies that wait in the wings to destroy us.

The American Civil Liberties Union opposes the plan.
“Limiting the free speech of sex offenders and invasive information requirements give a false sense of security, but provide little in actual public safety improvement,” said Matthew Simpson with ACLU.

Texas Attorney General Greg A Violates Separation Church And State
Registered sex offenders run for office? I wish!
This is just one more Un- American thing about sex offender registration!
 

Stand with Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Tell your Senators: Stand with
survivors to prevent sexual assault in the military.

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Fox News host Andrea Tantaros attacked MSNBC for
covering the Senate’s hearing last week on the scourge of tens of thousands of
sexual assaults in the military. She said, “What baffles me though is the way
they prioritize these issues… Why is MSNBC devoting so much time to this
issue?”

Why? Maybe we should instead be asking why isn’t
everyone trying to fix this egregious injustice?

Tell your Senators: Stand strong for survivors of sexual assault
in the military.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment have been
persistent problems in the military for decades. As soon as tomorrow, Congress
will have the opportunity to do something about it, as members of the Senate
Armed Services Committee begin making changes to the National Defense
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014. They can do the right thing by improving
the military justice system in ways that will deter perpetrators and send a
strong message that sexual assault will not be tolerated. This can be
accomplished by moving decision-making on whether and how to prosecute serious
offenses like sexual assault out of the chain of command — and by giving
decisions to prosecute to trained, experienced military prosecutors, creating a
specialized office to convene courts and appoint judges and juries, and
prohibiting commanders from overturning guilty verdicts.

Separating military justice decision-making from the chain of command will put decision-making into the hands of those who have legal expertise and make it possible for commanders to concentrate on the areas in which they have expertise, including improving the climate in their commands to prevent sexual assault.

It’s time to fix this broken system. Take action and stand up for
survivors of sexual assault in the military.

Congress has a responsibility to members of the military and survivors everywhere to ensure that perpetrators of sexual assault are held accountable for their actions and not allowed back into the ranks. We must work together to make sure that happens.

Also see this blog I posted on Jun 5, 2013 Pledge – Military Survivors of Sexual Assault

        Pledge – Military Survivors of Sexual Assault Deserve Justice

          
           Click here to Sign our pledge and help fight to bring justice to these survivors.

Under current military rules, survivors of sexual assault must turn to the chain of command to secure justice. These commanders do not have the legal expertise to make such critical decisions as whether or not to pursue and punish sex offenders. For a more just system that will engender confidence in victims and deter offenders, serious circumstances like sexual assault should be handled by experts outside the chain of command.

I pledge to help bring justice to survivors of sexual assault in the military. 

Click here to Sign our pledge and help fight to bring justice to these survivors.

Also check out this blog I wrote for more info on sex offences: Click Here

Recently, a shocking Department of Defense report showed that the estimated number of sexual assaults in the military dramatically increased to a record 26,000 last year. Tragically, only a small number of these crimes were ever reported, let alone brought to trial.

Survivors of these vicious crimes are scared to come forward because they doubt that the military and its criminal justice system will protect them and punish the perpetrators. It is no secret why. A full 62 percent of those who reported a sexual assault felt they were then victims again when they were retaliated against. Moreover, senior military officers with no legal training have the power to decide whether a case goes to trial, or even to throw out a military judge or jury’s verdict.

Our service men and women deserve better.

Join Senators Begich, Blumenthal, Boxer, Coons, Franken, Gillibrand, Pryor, and Shaheen now in putting an end to this injustice by becoming a citizen cosponsor of the Military Justice Improvement Act today.

Together we must ensure that decisions about whether to prosecute sexual assault cases are made by independent prosecutors, not senior commanders. Together, we must ensure that commanders can no longer unilaterally overturn a verdict rendered in military court. Together we can — and we will — do right by our service men and women.

Stand with Victims of Military Sexual Assault:
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Freedom of Information Act (United States)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Information_Act_(United_States)

1] It was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings,[2] on July 4, 1966 as 5 U.S.C. § 552 and went into effect the following year.[3]

I know on thing for sure that Lyndon B. Johnson would have never signed it into law knowing that someday people’s personal information would all be published world wide on the internet. It should be illegal to do that. You should have to go to the court house to get that stuff just like it was intended to be in 1966.

Think about it.

All of this must be relatable to having your personal information on display on the internet described in conjunction with a criminal offence.

Consider what it must be like for people to have their photos and personal information posted on the internet in relation to a criminal offence.

Like being put on display in the center of town?

This describes being put in a pillory:

This involved a variety of methods, most often placing a criminal in the center of town and having the local populace enact a form of “mob justice” on the individual

In post-Colonial times, judicial use of public humiliation punishment has largely fallen out of favor since the practice is now considered cruel and unusual punishment, which is outlawed in the United States Constitution.[2]

The pillory was a device made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used for punishment by public humiliation and often further physical abuse, sometimes lethal.[1] The pillory is related to the stocks.[2]

Stocks are devices used internationally, in medieval, Renaissance and colonial American times as a form of physical punishment involving public humiliation.

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The story of The Scarlet Letter is a good example of how it must feel like to have your personal information posted on the internet for a crime you may not even be guilty of or a crime you committed so long ago even you can barely remember. Yet the internet displays it as if it is a current event; causing false judgments to be railed against you a new, every day. Like a scarlet letter you wear on your clothing and can not take off.

The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered to be his magnum opus.[1] Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

In June 1642, in the Puritan town of Boston, a crowd gathers to witness an official punishment. A young woman, Hester Prynne, has been found guilty of adultery and must wear a scarlet A on her dress as a sign of shame. Furthermore, she must stand on the scaffold for three hours, exposed to public humiliation. As Hester approaches the scaffold, many of the women in the crowd are angered by her beauty and quiet dignity. When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child, Hester refuses.

Hester Prynne at the stocks

an engraved illustration from

an 1878 edition.

I also compare any type of permanent registration of any person to having to wear the Star of David used by the Nazis. No one can imagine the horrors of the Jewish people and what they had to endure during the holocaust. There have got to be moments that someone who has to endure the constant humiliation of internet registration where they feel like a Jewish person having to were a Star on them as if to say they are the enemy.

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A Star of David, often yellow-colored, was used by the Nazis during the Holocaust as a method of identifying Jews.

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I only know of only one great organization that fights against the constant humiliation of internet registration and that is Texas Voices. If you ask me it takes people as tough as Texans to fight against such a thing.

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I had the most awesome separation of church and state html that I worked tirelessly on, but alas I can not find it. I am sure it is some where in the tens of thousands of files I have saved over the past 15 years of bloging here. So I am just going to do some work and write it all over again. So use your little mouse and enjoy my free history lesson for you all.

I am not a atheist but,

I just can not get over the fact that people in authority of others still do not understand the importance of this Bill Of Right legacy of freedom, we all enjoy in our county. The Bill Of Rights and The  Constitution and the birth of this country and the foundation of that, is why we are who we are; the greatest country in the history of the world. No religion has a right to dictate to us what prayers to say or how to live our lives. That does not mean we can not worship how we want to in America. If you live in American or especially have lived here for long enough to see the beauty of it, and still do not get it, I do not know what to tell you.

This is one thing that recently reminded me politions and local authority’s still do not get it:

Louisiana just submitted a bill calling for public school students to recite the Lord’s Prayer alongside the Pledge of Allegiance.

Church and Statehouse

NOLA Defender – Apr 8, 2013

I have been fighting for this for the past 4 years and I believe it is a separation of church and state issue:

One of the main reasons I love to support the ACLU is because of separation of church and state:

This subject I learned in all those great history classes I took as a child in Connecticut:

from good old :

“The Pilgrims’ story of seeking religious freedom has become a central theme of the history and culture of the United States.”

“This made it possible to settle at a distance that allayed concerns of social, political and religious conflicts, but still provided the military and economic benefits of relative closeness to an established colony.”

The MAYFLOWER! The Mayflower, the Mayflower, the Mayflower was ponded into my brain as a child in Connecticut and should be to every child today in America. The Mayflower contained the first Americans.

“Many of the passengers were Pilgrims fleeing persistent religious persecution”

If that is not enough for you than get a old American history book and read up on it yourself. If you love America like I do than stand by separation of church and state like you would the flag.

yours in support of the Bill Of Rights and The United States Constitution the artist of the website radman_art

Compensation for wrongful convictions was raised in 2009 when Gov. Ricker Perry signed the Tim Cole act into law. Cole was a man who was wrongfully convicted of rape and died in prison while attempting to prove his innocence. (Innocence Project)

Published: Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:54 PM

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Texas has paid $65 million in compensation to 89 wrongfully convicted and imprisoned people since 1992, updated state figures show.
The state known for holding the most executions is also the most generous in compensating those wrongfully convicted, the Austin American-Statesman said Monday.
Under a 2009 law, some of the exonerated will receive $80,000 per year for the rest of their lives and are eligible for the same health insurance as employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the newspaper said.
Statistics compiled by the privately funded Innocence Project note 26 states and the District of Columbia offer compensation to the wrongfully convicted, but pay less than does Texas.
Vermont offers one-time payments of $30,000 to $60,000 for each year of incarceration, while Wisconsin pays a single, lump-sum payment of $25,000, a Bloomberg Businessweek report said.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/02/11/Texas-generous-in-wrongful-convictions/UPI-11451360619686/#ixzz2KgWZxlnA

        Pledge – Military Survivors of Sexual Assault Deserve Justice

          
           Click here to Sign our pledge and help fight to bring justice to these survivors.

Under current military rules, survivors of sexual assault must turn to the chain of command to secure justice. These commanders do not have the legal expertise to make such critical decisions as whether or not to pursue and punish sex offenders. For a more just system that will engender confidence in victims and deter offenders, serious circumstances like sexual assault should be handled by experts outside the chain of command.

I pledge to help bring justice to survivors of sexual assault in the military. 

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