On July 6, 2021 NCRJ Director Emily Horowitz joined an important discussion of sex-offender registries. Eastern State Penitentiary is a former prison in Philadelphia and is now a National Historic Landmark, open to the public for tours seven days a … The post Confronting the Registry first appeared on The National Center for Reason and […]
“Newton’s theory of the crime—the basis of the prosecution’s case—was impossible, according to Winfield’s appellate legal team. “During the 2018 evidentiary hearing, Winfield’s attorneys presented testimony by physician and burn expert Stephen Milner. He had previously been director of the … The post The State Convicted Him of Child Abuse. A Medical Expert Said It […]
Our webinar is this coming Friday, less than a week away. If you can make it, please register if you haven’t done so. And inform others who might be interested. … The post Reminder: Is QAnon Reviving Satanic Panic? first appeared on The National Center for Reason and Justice.
“Early in the 1980s, baseless conspiracy theories about cults committing mass child abuse spread around the country. Talk shows and news programs fanned fears, and the authorities investigated hundreds of allegations. Even as cases slowly collapsed and skepticism prevailed, defendants … The post It’s Time to Revisit the Satanic Panic first appeared on The National […]
On 3/5/21 Paul Renfro and Emily Horowitz had a conversation about Paul’s new book: Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State (Oxford University Press, 2020). Beginning with Etan Patz’s disappearance in Manhattan in 1979, a spate of … The post Stranger Danger first appeared on The National Center for Reason and Justice.
“But before human rights groups here and in Europe focus their attention far in the past and far afield, they would do well to seek apologies, restitution, and justice for the victims of witch hunts much closer in time and … The post Justice Still Denied for Victims of Day Care Sex Abuse Witch Trials […]
“Detective McLaughlin skipped the logical first steps that such a letter might have set in motion. He did not consult the priest’s personnel file – which revealed nothing about his ever being in Florida. And he did not consult Monsignor … The post Police Investigative Misconduct Railroaded an Innocent Catholic Priest first appeared on The […]
2/24/21. New York Law School hosted a conversation about the role that restorative justice can play in addressing sexual violence. Professor Susan Abraham moderates the discussion between Vivianne Guevera — Director of Social Work and Mitigation at the Federal … The post Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence first appeared on The National Center for Reason […]
Join Susan Abraham, Vivianne Guevara, and Judith Levine, this Wednesday, February 24th at 12:50 p.m. View this poster for details: ICPI-Impact-Conversations-Flyer-022421-v1r2-locked Follow this link to RSVP.… The post Addressing Sexual Violence with Restorative Justice first appeared on The National Center for Reason and Justice.
1-11-18 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group representing sex offenders sued again Thursday to challenge a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children. Attorney Janice Bellucci filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of her nonprofit organization, the Alliance […]
12-21-17 Indiana: Three men have filed a lawsuit over an Indiana requirement that they register as sex offenders when moving to the state. They say they're being treated differently than other residents in similar situations. The men were convicted out of state, and before the Indiana Sex Offender Registration Act was enacted. The lawsuit says […]
1-11-18 National: The US State Department has begun revoking the passports of registered child sex offenders. The change has been made in order to comply with a law passed last year, the International Megan’s Law. Under the new law, registered sex offenders who have been convicted of an offense against a minor will no longer […]
11-1-17 Washington DC: The new "unique identifier" for sex offenders stigmatizes people who pose no threat. The notice, which will appear on the second-to-last page of U.S. passports, is officially known as an "endorsement," but it is more like a badge of shame. "The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor," it […]
11-14-17 Michigan: GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Three Grand Rapids men on Michigan's Sex Offender Registry have settled a federal lawsuit against the state over housing requirements that restrict where they can live. They had been told they could not live in homes that were within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Attorney Sarah Riley Howard […]
12-11-17 Virigna: A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of a Virginia man who, as a teen, was once ordered by a lower court to be photographed while masturbating in the presence of armed police officers. That warrant was ostensibly part of an ongoing sexting investigation into the then-teen, Trey Sims, who had exchanged […]
11-29-17 Oklahoma: Federal judges say red letters on driver’s licenses are not cruel and unusual OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal court has ruled that Oklahoma can include aggravated sex offender status on driver’s licenses. The 2007 state law allows for the note to be included in red letters in three places on the driver’s license. […]
10-24-17 Indiana: Three convicted Boone County sex offenders can return to their church congregations after the Indiana Court of Appeals determined that churches are not considered “school property,” so state statute cannot prohibit the offenders from going to church, even when children are present. The appellate court handed down that decision Tuesday in John Doe […]
11-19-17 Minnesota: Tom Evenstad moved into his friend’s West St. Paul home on Aug. 21. Three days later, a West St. Paul police investigator called the landlord and said Evenstad had to go. The city cited Evenstad’s first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction in 1999 as the reason he could not live in the home, a […]
11-14-17: MONTREAL — As reports of celebrity sexual assaults escalate in the United States, Americans might want to look to its northern neighbor for clues as to why it's less of a problem in Canada. The rate of reported sexual assaults and rapes in Canada is roughly half that in the U.S. There were 431,840 […]
NARSOL is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for scholarship assistance to attend our upcoming national conference. The conference will be held at the Marriott Hobby Airport South in Houston, Texas, October 8-10. NARSOL’s scholarship program is unique as far as advocacy organizations go because we provide a direct payment in addition […]
EAST STONE GAP — Wise County and state law enforcement officials told a community gathering Tuesday that state law does not have a provision for sanctuaries for people listed on the registry. The meeting of more than 100 local residents at the East Stone Gap Baptist Church’s community center brought Wise County […] [Read More]
7/21/21 A proposed bill in Wisconsin would allow survivors of sexual assault the opportunity to petition for a lifetime restraining order against their convicted assaulter. State Rep. Barbara Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc, announced the new legislation Wednesday. Referred to as “Kayleigh’s Law,” the bill would allow survivors of first-degree, second-degree or third-degree sexual assault to […] [Read […]
ACTION ALERT: Support the protesters at Moose Lake Civil Lake Commitment Center in Minnesota. Read NARSOL chairman Paul Shannon’s appeal for support for those protesting civil commitment and its cruelties. Find out how you can help.
By Paul Shannon . . . How can NARSOL support the courageous men on hunger strike at the draconian Moose Lake civil commitment facility in Minnesota? How can we show solidarity with their 70 supporters, some of whom made a car caravan around the facility several weeks ago, and who on July 18 held an […]
By Mary Sue . . . Chances are that almost no one reading this has ever heard of TACC, Texans Against Civil Commitment. This is a spin-off of Texas Voices, NARSOL’s Texas affiliate. Begun by two of their members early this year, they are now a small group whose dedicated members are doing great things […]
By Larry . . . It is constitutional to prohibit internet access according to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Christopher Landis appealed his probationary sentence for attempted sexual assault on a child. He argued that the conditions of his probation restricting his use of the internet and social media violate (1) the governing Colorado statutory […]
By Todd Cooper . . . James Fairbanks found out Wednesday what wannabe vigilantism costs you. Twenty to 35 years in prison, real time. In May 2020, Fairbanks decided that Mattieo Condoluci didn’t deserve to live because Condoluci had been convicted twice of child molestation — in 1994 in Florida and in 2007 in Sarpy […]
By Larry . . . The case of Dennis J. Powell Jr. v. Mark Keel, Chief, and The State of South Carolina was an awesome victory for our cause. This appeal was the result of the circuit court’s granting summary judgment in favor of Dennis Powell, Jr. on his claims challenging the internet publication and […]
Part VI/Conclusion: Putting the pieces together Read also Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V By Julie . . . Over the years my life changed many times and in many ways. I was married and, though divorced, was blessed to have a daughter. I decided not to have her baptized. I think I was […]