9th Circuit Court Rules Against California’s Attempt to Criminalize Internet Use by Registered Citizens

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the State of California’s attempt to criminalize internet use by registered citizens. The ruling issued Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 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 FrontierContinue reading “9th Circuit Court Rules Against California’s Attempt to Criminalize Internet Use by Registered Citizens”

Lawmakers Have an Opportunity to Correct Errors and Weaknesses in Sex Offender Statutes

To the surprise of researchers, the State of Nebraska has written into its law an outdated and wrong opinion.The incorrect opinion is that all registered citizens are dangerous. University of Nebraska-Omaha researcher Ryan Spohn, Ph.D., in an interview with Nebraskans Unafraid, said “I was struck by what I saw as an opinion being codified intoContinue reading “Lawmakers Have an Opportunity to Correct Errors and Weaknesses in Sex Offender Statutes”

Patty Wetterling Herself Says Naming and Shaming Will Not Protect Kids From ‘Real Threats’

FACT: What does Patty Wetterling, mother of Jacob Wetterling, have to say about public shaming of registered citizens?  I’m worried that we’re focusing so much energy in naming and shaming convicted sex offenders that we’re not doing as much as we should to protect our children from other real threats. — Patty Wetterling This andContinue reading “Patty Wetterling Herself Says Naming and Shaming Will Not Protect Kids From ‘Real Threats’”