Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CA - ACLU, EFF Sue to Block Parts of New Sex-Offender Law

againstthecaseact.com
Original Article

I am glad they temporarily suspended this, but I also find it ironic that if it was just pertaining to ex-sex offenders, then nobody would care, but since ex-prostitutes and others could be labeled sex offenders, it now, all of a sudden, matters? When you trample one person/groups rights, it tramples all rights. The video below comes to mind.

11/07/2012

By Karen Gullo

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued to block portions of a California law to combat human trafficking that creates new requirements for sex offenders, alleging parts of the measure violate free speech rights.

California’s Proposition 35 (PDF), which includes increased prison terms for human trafficking, requires anyone who is a registered sex offender to turn over a list of all their Internet identifiers and service providers to law enforcement, the groups said in an e-mail today.

The measure’s online speech regulations are overly broad and violate the First Amendment, both because they prohibit anonymous speech and because the reporting requirements burden all sorts of online speech, even when the speaker is using his own real name as a screen name, they said.

The suit, which seeks a judge’s order blocking the allegedly unconstitutional portions of the law, was filed today in federal court in San Francisco by two registered sex offenders and the non-profit group California Reform Sex Offender Laws.

The case is Roe v. Harris (PDF) (More Info), 12-5713, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco).

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See Also:


CA - Janice Bellucci talks about the injustice system and sex offender laws


MI - Vigilante Justice and the police allowing it

The following was sent to us via the contact form and posted with the users permission. Below is one video from their YouTube Channel.

By Elicaeter:
My family has been victims of vigilante justice for over 5 years now. Our local police dept refuse to do anything about it. Go to YouTube and view the videos I have uploaded, some videos are age restricted because of the vulgar hatred language. I have also kept documentation for the last 5 years: video, audio, pictures, police reports, medical records, and log. I am on a mission to seek justice so I am trying to get my story heard. I have the US Dept of Justice, Civil Division involved. The individuals involved are either cops or cop affiliated. This needs to stop, we are suppose to turn to cops for protection. Who do we turn to to protect us from cops? I am turning to every advocacy group I can find and I am process of finding an attorney, which is hard. I am hanging in there though. Any incite could help me on my mission.


MO - Sex conviction puts former deputy (John Benn) on wrong side of bars

John Benn
Original Article

11/06/2012

KIRKSVILLE - A former Heartland law enforcement officer could land on the other side of prison bars following his conviction on a sex related felony.

John Benn, 28, a former Lewis County deputy, has been found guilty by an Adair County jury on a charge of second degree statutory rape. The trial was held in Adair County on a change of venue from Lewis County.

Benn was found guilty of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl in 2009.

Benn is currently being held in the Adair County Jail awaiting sentencing.

He is scheduled to be sentenced December 17 in an Adair County courtroom.