Monday, February 23, 2015

FL - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: THE RALLY IN TALLY

Advocates of sex offender registry reform will gather in a peaceful protest at the Florida State House in Tallahassee FL on April 22, 2015 during the annual Lauren Book's 'Walk In My Shoes' event. The Rally in Tally is a joint collaboration among civil rights activists; we seek to raise awareness of the sex offender law reform movement, provide educational material, and garner attention to our plights at a high-profile event that brings politicians, celebrity advocates, and the news media together.

The intent of the Rally in Tally is not to attack, dispute, or criticize the efforts of Lauren's Kids as it relates to raising awareness and the prevention of sexual abuse in America. However, we are taking a stand against the policies of the Lauren's Kids foundation in its efforts to promote and lobby for Florida's "scorched Earth" policies. Lauren Book and her powerful lobbyist father, Ron Book, have pushed a number of harmful policies under the Lauren's Kids banner, including tough residency restrictions that forced registered citizens in Miami-Dade County to sleep under bridges, in abandoned parking lots, and even along train tracks and warehouses. In the past year Lauren's Kids supported a law marking the state-issued ID cards of some registrants with a scarlet letter, creating "pocket parks" to expand exclusion zones against registrants, and is currently supporting a lifetime GPS bill for all registered persons. In addition, Lauren Book has referred to all registered citizens as "monsters," "incurable," a "clear and imminent danger," and "ticking time bombs."

We cannot make the Rally in Tally a success without you, our fellow activists. We need people willing to travel to Tallahassee to present the Book family, Florida Legislature and ill-informed public with a visual representation of the unconsidered consequences of hastily-devised legislation. Registered citizens, civil rights activist and registrant families are strongly encouraged to attend. Our hope is that anyone reading this will realize each person is needed at this rally to stand publicly for our rights. If you cannot attend the event, then we encourage you to support the rally movement by making a donation to assist in paying for supplies or sponsor someone who otherwise would not be able to participate.

Please send us an email at contact@womenagainstregistry.com for more information and to receive periodic updates about this exciting event!


Vicki Henry
Women Against Registry, President
202.630-0345
Fighting the Destruction of Families
Facebook: Women Against Registry
Follow us on Twitter: @WomenAgainstReg


22 comments :

Jason Sanders said...

Get Neil Patrick Harris to be in his birthday suit and you sure have a winner with this rally, who knows. On a more serious note I hope the rally is a step in the right direction. In fact I want to try to get a small scale protest in Virginia as I would love for truth to come out about all these internet sex sting operations, all the human damage they do to those caught up in all this internet madness, how lives are changed, family's are changed, how one can't get work, and the financial burden some family's go thru because one was caught up in an internet sting operation. While these law's seem to put one in bondage, one has to stand up for fairness, truth and above all justice.
While I hope the rally in tally is a victory of a nominal proportion it should also challenge others all over the states to get involved with all these issues facing the sex offender. The rally protest march I am planning, if it materializes is with several offenders on the registry in the hopes that something will change or notice be taken about this. I'm sure we can all send e-mails to congressman, senators, etc. but actions sometimes speak louder than words
On the other hand with Lauren's kids for child abuse are another matter, but what about police abuse and government abuse, while child abuse has been here since the dawn of time and mostly goes on in under developed country's and I might go a tad bit and say a family member or house hold might have to deal with sex abuse that is a family matter but if its a sexual matter and cuts deep in society I can see their point.

Jason Sanders said...

Seems like government is so puffed up with the sex issue that they themselves have became a generation of vipers! How does one learn a lesson with a "label" or for that matter a "label" for life. Kids will be kids and governments will receive greater damnation. Woe to those wicked Government people that take pride in all this.
I wonder how one corrects government?

Jason Sanders said...

My god my husband and our family have suffered so much because of this list. It's like wearing the yellow star. My husband is a teir 1 because of a mistake he made in his early 20's. He had teen porn. At 22 what guy doesn't? He had no priors, no victims, no history. We can't find a house, he has trouble finding jobs, we can't take our kids to Disney, can't go to parks, our kids can't have friends over, we can't go to most churches, we have been shunned by friends and neighbors, we live looking over our shoulders, we can't go out of town to visit relatives without permission. The registry is unfair and has faulty guidelines. My husband and a friend who peed beside the road on Trip are both registered for at least 10 years along with rapists and pedophiles. People are scared of him and sickened by him even though they have no idea what he did. I believe the registry should have better guidelines and be only for predators.

Jason Sanders said...

What gets me about the whole thing about police officers going bad is the fact that they should have morals beyond and above normal society after all isn't there Code of Ethic's Dedicated to God. While a sting is a sting and an arrest is an arrest. One does not jive with the other. Conduct is conduct and if one is pushed into something and one is willing to break the law over some "so called Hot babe" than the two different. In his case he was thinking with his wrong "pistol packing pete"

Jason Sanders said...

Yes sir. The heartless, power-gripped stones of the prosecutorial arm of government. They never cease to amaze me. From DOJ attorneys violating almost every attorney ethical duties to blatant misconduct as well as the lawyers using DOJ computers to view child porn, right down to state prosecutors, heartless, stone cold, looking up to their careers, never admitting wrong and of course, the ever overflowing tide of arrogance. They are supposed to seek "JUSTICE." And they may strike hard blows, the spirit of the office has long since died as well as the spirit of the law. And the self-righteous prosecutorial arm of the law - ever vigilant crotch-monitors have won a big victory against a couple of underage kids who should been turned over to mom and dad. And of course, the females of today are such an endangered species - that new age mind set that permeates these religious temples of law with an air sick bag. After reading this article, I believe I can say with some confidence that the boy's defense lawyer is a paid hack.

Jason Sanders said...

I wonder of Joe six-pack," or the guy who is blue collar would have been accorded this "grace" from the prosecutor??? Or perhaps is it a homosexual agenda twist? Just sayin.

Jason Sanders said...

five years for raping over twenty people while being in a position of authority I don't care about the registry as it is unconstitutional but I do care about the sentencing

Jason Sanders said...

It takes guts to stand up for what is right and this CG dude did it. Harmful actions are plain and simple. Makes one wonder how people take one with the "label" of sex offender. or how they slander you with all sorts of dehumanizing posts. It seems that others want to air their laundry before they learn to dry clean theirs. One could say this was a hate crime transmitted thru a public forum. I would stand up and do the same thing.

Jason Sanders said...

Those good ole plea deals, half the nation of offenders on the registry were given the ole "plea deal" for these things. Either you did it or didn't no matter if you had a dozen victims. Now to have someone get by in not being on the registry is a bit much. I don't like the registry either but I would think it has something to do with admitting being "gay" because being gay is legal according to the United States even marriages, and government want to be prudish about it. It would also make the police force look bad in newsprint. Of course you have to look at his "protect and serve " career to understand how outlandish this all is for him not to be on the registry because of the gay rights angle.

Nunya said...

With the majority of sexual offenders falling into categories such as making a mistake as a teenager, urinating in public or simply dating the wrong (psycho), person, which are the least likely to "reoffend", it only makes sense that the registry be reorganized to place the worst 5% in such a category as to be summarily vilified by society. That being said, the remaining groups, such as registrants who have adjudication withheld and who have longevity under supervision without incident on their side. The only positive aspect law enforcement has in keeping so many non-violent people on the registry after supervision is PR. There seems to be zero transparency in costs on ANY level associated with keeping over 800,000 people on the registry. It's not necessarily about monitoring. If it were, I would have an officer at my door randomly several times a month. They know where I live and work, but the rest of my time is left to my own devices. If they were really worried about me...they would make a much bigger stink about it. Therefore, I believe wholeheartedly that this grand, inexcusable social experiment of misinformation, subjugation, manipulation and flat out lies our government has been told to pass these retroactive ex post facto violating laws is either leading up to something beyond our scope of comprehension for the future in this country or it's simply popular politics as usual: a strongarm B.S. campaign to levy a fight against an unseen and mostly non-existent enemy. The fact that no one has been able to successfully fight these laws, even with sound legal arguments, speaks volumes of just how deeply political this Scarlet Letter law really is. You cannot defeat a law that is backed by the blatant ignorance wall combination of stupidity, willful ignorance and politics.

asmodeous said...

Who is this 5% you speak of?
Is this your way of getting yourself off the radar by throwing everyone who has a child under 12 as their victim your sacrifice to appease the self righteous zealots?
Maybe your unaware that the offenders who have victims 13 to 16 have the highest reoffend rate because they deny doing anything wrong.

david said...

Pointing fingers is a stupid way of dismantling a group effort to stop the registry, I do not care what you have done in the past. you paid for that. What i do care about is our future. Get Focused ! Pay attention and stop thinking your crime was lesser than someone else's, thats what drug addicts thieves and murders do to avoid the responsibility of their situation. Man I do not want to see that garbage on here.

James said...

David your right and what we all do care is about the future. I am no better than a murderer, the guy urinating on the street is no better than a murderer also, but to be logical is to get focused and if someone does not stand up than the sex offender has no future, no home life, no job life, no social life, is discriminated everywhere he or she goes. Sex offenders are stigmatized with this "boogie Man" social mentality that the registry promotes, the registry promotes human behavior of fellow man towards fellow man. Believe it or not everybody in this world has sexual behavior but I hate to be deceived by all this, now lets talk about internet sting operations. If your going to rally you might as well rally about different issues and the registry is a conglomeration of one size fits all but its all sexual behavior that God gave to all of us. I don't think God told us to go be a drug addict or murderer or be deceived. A lot of deceiving done in these internet sex sting operations. and that's of the devil.

Leanne said...

Yes it's wrong to just attack someone but if someone did something to my daughter they might have to hold me back. I think you never know what will happen. Yes you can control your emotions but when it comes down to an individual who is right in front of you who hurt your child, in anyway might I add, who knows what can happen. Maybe silence, maybe you will cry and ask why, maybe you will yell and shout at them, or maybe you will black out and come unglued. It's hard to say.

Nunya said...

Wow. Paranoid much? Do you always pick apart everything anyone says to you? You must be a hoot at social gatherings? I'm assuming by your reponse that your victim was under 12 then...? Tell me this: if you had a chance to get off the registry by taking those who had victims, say, under 7, and throw them under the bus, would you do so? Don't act so high and mighty in here. We're all on the same team, since they PUT us all on the same team, like it or not. I was referring to the OVERALL AVERAGE of 5.3% recidivism rate. 5% is faster to write. The registry was intended for the worst of the worst, but like all things overseen by government, much like the war on drugs and the war on terror, lots of money goes in with little to show for it. The ONLY headway I have seen in this whole ex post facto abomination of civil and constitutional rights is the fact that some states (New York, New Jersey), don't want to participate in AMA because it is not financially beneficial to do so. Sometimes money actually does make better politics. You have to admit there are people who should never see the light of day, but over 800,000 registered offenders is not how to make sure the worst are removed from society. Unfortunately, the worst will reoffend or have multiple victims before being caught, and they are the ones who make the rest look bad. Remember the war on drugs? They would bust one truck with 20 million in cocaine or whatnot, then proudly inflate numbers and display the bust on TV. Meanwhile 100 more semis drove past carrying even more. And they knew it. We're in the same boat where statistics don't lie, but also mean nothing to lawmakers and politicians. That puts us on the same team. So stop being so paranoid as to pick apart everything anyone says on here as if it's some personal attack. Why don't you make yourself useful and try to dig up local, state and federal budgets for enforcement of these draconian laws?

Jonathan Merritt said...

I would like any info you have on Belize as a place to retire.
you can email me at gor117@yahoo.com

rageagainst themachine said...

This Country makes me sick. That poor kids life is ruined. Now he will be exposed to true child molesters through the government and its "sex therapy" classes that all sex offenders must complete. They will plant so many bad seeds in that boys head that more than likely he will evolve into a true sexual predator. All thanks to the machine.

Unforgiven said...

Just another way of showing Floridas corruption in its system. And how others are treated differently. Some are told to plea out to a deals and they wont have to register. Like in my case. They offered me a With hold of addjudication. And was told I would not have to registet and I was lied to. I guest we have have to be a law enforcement Agent so you can get by on commiting any crime !

xXnevermoreXx said...

All this BS with sex offenders is getting way out of hand. It's all about the money and government funding! Last time I checked, extortion is against the law!, and most of this BS is against our 13th amendment rights, not to mention, further ongoing punishment is definately "double jeopardy". And then, what about the several cases of public officials commiting sex crimes or having child pornography and not having to register, nor even being charged with sex crimes. The one thing that kills me, is that 50 years ago and in some cases, by religion or other forms to this day, it was nothing for a 13 year old girl/boy to be betrothed to an older man or woman. Heck, in some countries in the world, it's not unusual to see younger girl/boys married to way older people! It makes me sick to my stomach to think about the way this kid will be treated throughout his life, not to mention, the anxiety and other mental issues this will cause him!

david said...

Lies and hypocrisy run governments, the truth will not be accepted nor ever be designed to fit in. i would suggest to all (EVERYONE) !!! that the non violent protest in Florida would be a great start. but you got to show up and march. if you care get there.

Kathy said...

My son has been on megans law since 1996 for having willing sex with a girl who was 14 unaware of her age he just turned 18 days before the incident mind you she came after him and his 2 friends had sex with 2 of the 3 and went free all 3 boys are still on megans law never went to jail for it until it was time to sign up for lifetime supervision and in trying to cope with all the sex crap they ram down their throats now have drug problems and have been in and out of jail for violation of parole for dirty urines mind u a sex offender can not get into a rehab so the cycle continues my son has spent all together adding all violations 10 years in jail including one year in prison for having a dirty urine also
He worn a gps monitor on his for eight years taken off last year and told sorry never should have been on denied jobs denied to even come to my summer home down the shore. I believe he paid his dues he never failed a sex test either just tried to get off and was denied my boy I believe his rights are being and have been taken away and the same for the other 2
This was a teenage thing he is not a preditor he is not out looking for little girls to have sex with they need to save all the bullshit gor the real sex preditors I want the law changed I want to know where the mothers are like me I know you are out there please send me your email I want to do something too many young boys lives are being ruined my son is now married and has two children he barely knows why cause he is in jail every other year for the most ridiculous reasons too they killed my boy when they put him on this parole for life and he friends we all need help who makes these laws as u can see the real sex offenders they can't even keep track of but they know where my son is. He didn't kill anybody damm the murders have more freedom then he does I am fed up and things need to change and fast

double jepordy . SO BS said...

I pray they change the SEX OFFENDER LAWS.

These laws are designed to make S.O take their own lives.

I made a mistake to date a younger girl (almost 20yrs ago )
When i was 21 she was 16 .
It was "Concentual" ......
What i did i was not Aware that it was a Crime .... I was Dumb and NEW to florida.

Its been nearly 20 yrs .
I havent done anything wrong since . But still paying and paying again and again for the same charge . I did my time in lrison followed by 10 yrs of probation with mandatory classes . I FINISHED EVERYTHING . And still cant seem to live a normal life .

Alot of us dont belong on the registry . I pray they remove all the girlfriend and boyfriend dating charges , AND FOCUS ON REAL SEX PREDATORS .

Jesus i made a Mistake when i was 21 . I was inmature ,
And was barely the age allowed to drink . Whenu are under 23 yrs old you make ALOT of dumb mistakes . DOES NOT MEEN WE TARGET KIDS !! WTF is wrong with America !!!!! They are destroying Lives .