NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked

A North Carolina court has ruled that long-term GPS monitoring of registered sex offenders is unconstitutional because there is no evidence such tracking protects the public. As per an Associated Press report about the decision: A divided three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that because officials presented no evidence that satellite-basedContinue reading “NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked”

NC lawsuit moves forward in twice delayed hearing on motion to dismiss

From the NARSOL website, Robin Vander Wall gives an update on a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s sex offender registry law. At a hearing in federal court (Middle District, NC) on Monday, April 16, 2018, NARSOL,NCRSOL, and two John Doe plaintiffs were represented by Attorney Paul Dubbeling to defend against the state of North Carolina’s Motion toContinue reading “NC lawsuit moves forward in twice delayed hearing on motion to dismiss”

NY Times questions "frightening and high" sex offender recidivism rates

Writing in the New York Times, Adam Liptak calls the long-standing, and discredited, popular myth of “frightening and high” sex offender recidivism rates “dubious.” That myth was used by a lawyer for North Carolina in an argument before the U.S. Supreme Court supporting that state’s law banning registered citizens from many popular social media sites.Continue reading “NY Times questions "frightening and high" sex offender recidivism rates”