Proposals to ease development’s impact on Ellicott City flooding draw opposition from industry  Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Gas and Electric Company said a lawmaker's proposal could negatively affect the *service* it provides to Ellicott City residents. Howard County ...

He admitted to one huge mistake. But he didn’t want to be branded a sex offender for life  Fresno BeeLifetime registration as a sex offender could finally end for many charged with lesser crimes under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Friday.

DPH commissioner finds her voice on immunizations  The CT MirrorRenée Coleman-Mitchell, the commissioner of public health, calls for ending religious exemptions for immunizations. Renée Coleman-Mitchell, the ...

Convicted sex offender arrested for rape weeks after removal from Megan's Law website  WPXI PittsburghA convicted sex offender was arrested for raping a woman, just weeks after he was removed from the Megan's Law website.

Doctors' Dirty Secrets: Why It's Important You Check Your Doctor's Background  NBC Southern CaliforniaThe NBC4 I-Team found that several doctors in Southern California are registered sex offenders and finding the information on the state's medical board website ...

Names being removed from sex offender registry - News  The IntelligencerPennsylvania State Police have started the process for removing as many as 5000 ex-offenders from the Megan's Law registry under a state supreme court ...

1st Catholic priest charged with sex assault after tip to AG's clergy abuse hotline to be sentenced  lehighvalleylive.comA disgraced Roman Catholic priest who admitted to sexually assaulting a teenage girl three decades ago will be sentenced Monday in Superior Court in ...

Bill Seeks To Drop Some Offenders From Megan’s Law Website  CBS SacramentoSACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A California senator who believes the state's sex offender registry is broken says sex offenders may no longer have to register for life.

Visiting Stanford scholar is a sex offender  The Daily PostBY ALLISON LEVITSKY Daily Post Staff Writer. A visiting scholar at Stanford is a convicted sex offender who spent time in prison after pleading guilty to forcing ...

Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry  Santa Barbara IndependentFifty-four sex offenders live within two miles of the Santa Barbara Independent's Figueroa Street offices. Their mugshots, height, weight, ethnicity, eye color, ...

Legal questions swirl around Megan's Law in Pennsylvania  Allentown Morning CallJason Davies, who admitted raping a Wilson woman after breaking into her home, is seeking to avoid having to register as a sex offender, citing a recent state ...

Face-to-face interview with sex offenders receiving treatment in Pittsburgh  WTAE PittsburghThe Megan's Law website shows that more than 21000 sex offenders are registered in Pennsylvania.

More than 1000 'predators' left off Oregon's public sex offender website  KATUA local mom told KATU she found out too late that she dated a sexual predator. She said when she checked Oregon's public sex offender registry website he ...

Alaska Supreme Court Rules Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional  Outside The Beltway - Mobile EditionThe Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that the state's sex offender registry violates due process protections in the state and Federal Constitutions.

Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan's Law continue  Allentown Morning CallPennsylvania lawmakers say they have fixed problems with Megan's Law that threatened to allow thousands of sex offenders from having to register. Defense ...

After state Supreme Court ruling, few sex offenders likely get reprieve from Megan's Law  NorthJersey.comA New Jersey Supreme Court ruling exempting certain sex offenders from Megan's Law registration requirements isn't likely to apply to more than a few dozen ...

Fairfield Families on Edge as Sex Offender Moves in Blocks From Elementary School  WPMT FOX 43FAIRFIELD -- A man on parole for sex crimes involving children is being allowed to live within blocks of a Fairfield elementary school. James Shephard turned ...

Megan's Law list might get smaller  Sunbury Daily ItemSUNBURY — The number of sex offenders on the state's Megan's Law sex offender registry could drop as the result of a July ruling by the Pennsylvania ...

Ruling raises questions about sex offender registry's future  PennLive.comWhen the new law took effect in December 2012, there were just over 12000 registrants in the system, and about half of them had to register for life.

Church-based Programs Like Project 1.27 Aim to Prepare Families for Fostering  City JournalIt's a cold Saturday morning in Greeley, Colorado. Megan Magel and I sit in her car, waiting for someone to open the back door of Journey Christian Church.

Committee passes sex offender registry bill, urges broader reforms  Arizona MirrorThe House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously in favor of a limited proposal to slightly expand the number of people who are eligible to be removed from ...

Court: Retroactive sex offender registration rules unconstitutional  Allentown Morning CallThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down retroactive rules that required more people to register as sex offenders.

There are more than 400 lifetime-registered sex offenders living in Dauphin County  PennLive.comPa. Megan's Law Website. As of May 2017, there are approximately 437 tier 3 sex offenders living in Dauphin County, according to the Pennsylvania Megan's ...

City confirms that sex offenders have been removed from a Bayside hotel  QNS.comEight sex offenders who were living at the Anchor Inn Motel in Bayside have been removed from the site, according to an official from the New York City ...

Texas reneging: States expansion of sex-offender laws challenged  Austin American-StatesmanAt least four sex offenders in Texas have floated a new argument that has earned early legal victories. When the Beaumont police detective called him in 2014, ...

'Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,' Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds  ReasonThe decision rejects driver's licenses labeled "CRIMINAL SEX OFFENDER" and a broad demand for reports on internet use.

Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they've challenged rules  Detroit Free PressWASHINGTON – Eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upheld a decision saying parts of Michigan's sex offender registry law — one of the ...

Alabama Moves to State-Ordered Castration  The AtlanticA new law for child sex offenders harkens back to a time when much less was known about human sexuality.

Living with a label  The Register-GuardNo matter their regrets or time served, 187 Lane County adult sex offenders who committed a crime as a child have no recourse for registry relief.

California Will Dramatically Change Management of State Sex Offender Registry System in 2021  ESR NEWSWritten By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn. In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384 (SB 384) – also known as the “Sex ...

22 missing Megan's Law offenders in Pa. who are wanted by police  lehighvalleylive.comThey are required to continually update their information and photographs. These people -- including one from the Lehigh Valley -- didn't.

California Megan’s Law Website  CBS SacramentoFound if there are registered sex offenders living near you by visiting https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov. A California senator who believes the state's sex offender ...

Megan's Law shines bright light on sex offenders: How'd that work out?  PennLive.comNow that Megan's Law has been in place for more than two decades after being revised a few times in the interim, some are asking for lawmakers to take a look ...

Board wants to remove low-risk sex offenders from registry  SFGateThe state board that oversees California's sex offender registration laws wants to thin out and overhaul the registry because they say it has grown too big and ...

Thousands removed from Maine Sex Offender Registry  WMTW PortlandThousands of Maine sex offenders have been removed from the state's registry before their sentences ended.

Listed for Life  Slate MagazineIf you've ever accessed a state sex offender registry online, you know you can search for a list of the mug shots, home addresses, and registered...

California man on parole for child sex crimes accused of sexually assaulting girl on playground  Q13 News SeattleA registered sex offender has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student at an elementary school playground in Torrance, police ...

Sex offender, former Catholic priest reportedly presided over Masses in Fillmore  Ventura County StarA former Catholic priest removed from ministry and convicted of molestation was reportedly presiding at home Masses in Fillmore, according to a May 30 alert ...

Legislature moves to keep 17000 sex offenders on state registry  New Castle NewsHARRISBURG – The state House on Tuesday voted unanimously on changes to the state's sexual offender registry intended to correct problems the state ...

Experts: Don’t rely on Megan’s Law to prevent sexual violence  Lebanon Daily NewsAdvocates for offenders say Megan's Law registries continue to punish them even after they have served their sentence.

Missouri Just Reformed Its Sex-Offender Registry. But 1,200 Offenders Are Missing  Riverfront TimesUntil very recently, Missouri's sex-offender registry functioned like a factory with a single product. Regardless of the crime they'd committed, the state treated ...

‘Funny, articulate and intelligent’: Dayton shooter’s parents apologize for ‘insensitive’ obituary  The Washington PostWhile mourning both their children, the Betts family unwittingly stumbled into a dilemma that often confounds the relatives of mass shooters and other notorious ...

Why the sex offender registry isn’t the right way to punish rapists  Vox.comThere are two parts to any criminal sentence for any crime involving sex. There's the standard sentence: prison time or probation. As soon as the first sentence ...

Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say  Al Jazeera AmericaExperts say public registries don't reduce assault — and sex offenders are increasingly challenging the rules in court.

He's 74. His victims weren't even teens. Now he'll spend up to 30 years in prison.  Lebanon Daily NewsPhillip B. Baker was sentenced for charges stemming from abuse over 7-and-a-half years.

These sex offenders are begging to be deported. Why does California pay millions to keep them?  The Sacramento BeeUndocumented immigrants living at Coalinga State Hospital have served jail time for their sex crimes but continue to live as civil detainees despite their pleas for ...

Megan’s Law conviction overturned on appeal  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderA state appellate court on Wednesday overturned a Luzerne County judge's guilty verdict for a man accused of failure to comply with registration requirements ...

Megan Rapinoe is dividing Americans instead of uniting them in the fight for gender equity  The Washington PostShe does not have the right to protest the U.S. national anthem when playing for the U.S. national team.

Were 'Child Sex Dolls' Briefly Offered via Amazon?  Snopes.comThe online retailing giant Amazon.com came under scrutiny in March 2019 when reports emerged that their product listings had included “child sex dolls for ...

2019 Women of Influence are champions of reinvention  The Australian Financial ReviewMany of the finalists have shown an ability to adapt to different roles in their quest to influence change in business and society.

How a registered sex offender wound up living in an Airbnb hosting unsuspecting guests  Houston Chronicle This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...

‘I Don’t Know Who Those People Are:’ Oudated, Wrong People’s Mug Shots Appear On Illinois Sex Offenders’ Website  CBS ChicagoMELROSE PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Michael Myers is a convicted sex offender with mug shots from 2019, 2016, and 2009 posted on the Illinois sex offender website.

Europe is splitting the internet into three  The VergeIt's strange to think about now, but until the 1920s, you didn't generally need a passport to travel. A smart CEO I know recently mentioned this to me in the context ...

Is a Registry for Juvenile Sex Offenders a Form of 'Child Abuse'?  Crime ReportThomas Arrowwood has been on Oregon's registered sex offender list for over two decades, for an offense committed when he was 12 years old. Now 38 ...

Lawsuit: California breaks the law by not updating sex offender website  OCRegisterSACRAMENTO – California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan's Law website, leading some offenders to be ...

Sex offender revamp in works under state bill  San Francisco ChronicleSACRAMENTO — California's sex offender registry didn't protect Chelsea King. A registered child predator abducted, raped and murdered the 17-year-old high ...

This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?  GenerocityGenerocity sent a reporter to Vermont to learn about a volunteer program that aims to break down the barriers between society and sex offenders. The tagline: ...

YouTube Says It's Removing Thousands Of Extremist Videos. What Happens To Them?  HuffPostYouTube implemented a new anti-hate policy Wednesday. To comply with it, the company claims it will remove thousands of white supremacist and far-right ...

As some states reconsider sex-offender registries, an Alabama resident argues the state's for-life requirements are too much  Anniston StarAlabama's sex offender laws are among the most stringent in the nation. Home to more than 11000 registered sex offenders, Alabama is among four states that ...

A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence From a Genealogy Site  WIREDThe trial, which hinges on a lead found using DNA on a genealogy site, will not address whether the new sleuthing method is legal, however.

Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia  RevealHundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or ...

Bradford woman wins Megan's Law challenge in Pa. Supreme Court  Bradford EraThe state Supreme Court has released a Bradford woman from the obligations of Megan's Law, ruling that a recent law change could not be applied retroactively ...

A New Type of DNA Testing Is Entering Crime Investigations  WIREDIn April, a citizen scientist named Barbara Rae-Venter used a little-known genealogy website called GEDMatch to help investigators find a man they'd been ...

Calls for limiting sex-offender registry will be tough to act on  San Francisco ChronicleIn the coming months, it will launch an outreach campaign in hopes of calming public fears about the proposal, then look for a lawmaker willing to author a bill ...

Can Trump legally fire Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chairman?  Fox BusinessThe attacks on Powell, and the Fed, are mostly unprecedented, leaving legal experts scrambling.

Raised on the Registry | The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US  Human Rights WatchJacob C. was 11 years old and living in Michigan when he was tried in juvenile court for touching, without penetrating, his sister's genitals. Found guilty of one ...

Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway.  The New York TimesMr. Epstein served time a decade ago. When he returned to New York, he staged a comeback campaign among the elite.

Could You End Up on a Sex Offender Registry?  Wired NewsLately I've been wondering if I'll end up on the sex offender registry. Not because I have any intention of harming anyone, but because it has recently come to my ...

She wasn't convicted of the crime, but she's still on the Pa. child abuse registry  York Daily RecordPeople are placed in the ChildLine and Abuse Registry without being convicted of a crime — and can remain on it for life if they don't appeal.

Ruling may have vast effect on sex-offender registry, attorney says  OCRegisterSANTA ANA – A court ruling involving an Orange County case could result in hearings for thousands of California sex offenders seeking to have their names ...

For Registered Sex Offenders, An Uphill Civil Rights Battle  NPRRegistered sex offenders say laws that make their identities public and restrict where they can live violate their civil rights. But victims' advocates argue the laws ...

Court ruling upends Maryland's sex offender registry  Baltimore SunThe memory of the break-in still stirs terror three decades later: The Rockville woman was ordered out of bed at knifepoint by a teenage burglar, who ...

The Push to Remove Any Mention of Slavery From Vermont’s Constitution  The AtlanticThe state prides itself on its abolitionist history. But its identity has been shaken by recent racist incidents.

Yes, Trump Can Invoke the Insurrection Act to Deport Immigrants  The AtlanticOne of the most interesting legal phenomena of the Trump administration has been the increased use of—and public focus on—previously obscure federal ...

MEGAN'S LAW: Police searching for Megan's Law offender  WPXI PittsburghState police are asking for the public's help in finding a Megan's Law offender.

Swarens: Why Trump's new online sex trafficking law has failed  Indianapolis StarIn April, child trafficking survivors and their parents surrounded President Donald Trump's desk as he signed into law a bill that he and others hoped would ...

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticFlowers v. Mississippi reveals a rickety American legal system.

The Damage That Harvard Has Done  The AtlanticThe institution removed Ronald Sullivan as faculty dean after students criticized his decision to help mount Harvey Weinstein's legal defense.

When Kids Are Accused of Sex Crimes  The New YorkerSarah Stillman on the sex-offender registry, and what happens when juveniles are accused of misconduct.

Official: Former state trooper convicted of sex crimes was left off Megan's Law list because of parole agent's mistake  LancasterOnlineHARRISBURG — The chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole said Tuesday that a former state trooper convicted of sex crimes against ...

Jenkins Township man sentenced for assaulting Uber driver, must register under Megan’s Law for 15 years  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderWILKES-BARRE — A Jenkins Township man who admitted he repeatedly kissed and fondled a female Uber driver will spend at least a month in jail and must ...

Apple and Google Urged to Dump Saudi App That Lets Men Track Women  The New York TimesBEIRUT, Lebanon — A Saudi mobile application that lets men track and restrict the movements of women in the kingdom has come under increased scrutiny this ...

We Deserve Protection From Sexually Violent Predators Such as Joshua Cooley, Says Letter to the Editor  Redheaded BlackbeltFrom: The Eldridge Family. Alderpoint Rd Garberville, CA 95542. To: District Attorney's Office 825 5th St Eureka, CA 95501 districtattorney@co.humboldt.ca.us

One-hour terrorist takedowns backed by EU parliament’s civil liberties committee  TechCrunchThe European Parliament's civil liberties committee (Libe) voted yesterday to back proposed legislation for a one-hour takedown rule for online terrorist *content* ...

Courts deemed Michigan's sex offender registry unconstitutional. Two years later, nothing's changed.  Michigan RadioThe American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the state of Michigan over its handling of the state's sex offender registry. In 2016, the 6th Circuit Court ruled ...

The First Murder Case to Use Family Tree Forensics Goes to Trial  WIREDA 32-year-old murder case has its first arrest after police turn to genetic genealogy. The technique's legality is now getting scrutiny in the courtroom.

In Defense of Harvey Weinstein’s Harvard Lawyer  The AtlanticThe law professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. is among the most accomplished people at Harvard. He has helped to overturn scores of wrongful convictions and to ...

Amazon pulls "offensive" bath mats and doormats with Quran verses  CBS NewsAmazon removed home goods -- including doormats and bath mats -- featuring verses from the Quran from its website last week after advocates for Muslim civil ...

Former Redlands teacher Laura Whitehurst registers as a sex offender  San Bernardino SunREDLANDS>> A former Redlands Unified School District teacher convicted of having sex with underage students has registered as a sex offender, officials ...

Missouri Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Molesting 11-Year-Old Girl Gets Probation  HuffPostJoseph Meili's plea agreement removed kidnapping and statutory rape charges.

ICE authorized to create Angel Watch Center to expand child protection efforts following passage of International Megan's Law  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement NewsroomWASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been authorized to create an Angel Watch Center to expand efforts to alert foreign law ...

Priest accused of rape, defrocked - then got government job helping mentally disabled people  York Daily RecordDavid H. Luck had been a deacon in Annville and a priest in Mechanicsburg before taking a job with the York County government.

The Biggest Consequence of Trump’s New Abortion Rule Won’t Be for Abortion  The AtlanticNew restrictions on the Title X program may affect poor women's access to other kinds of health care.

Lafayette sexual predators are banned from using social media. That's not stopping them  The Daily AdvertiserAbout 10 percent of the most dangerous sex offenders in Lafayette Parish are using social networking sites in violation of a Louisiana law meant to protect ...

Ex-Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to abusing minors is hit with lawsuit alleging he molested two brothers  Los Angeles TimesA former Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually abusing minors is the subject of a lawsuit filed by two brothers who say he molested them in the early ...

El Paso mass shooting that left 20 dead probed as 'domestic terrorism': Officials  ABC NewsTwenty people were killed and dozens more injured on Saturday morning in a massacre at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that was packed with back-to-school ...

Sex offenders in Missouri can now petition for registry removal  KOMU 8One Columbia mom says she is nervous about the new change in Missouri's sex offender registry. While police say a registry is not protecting anyone to begin ...

Is it fair for sex offenders to stay listed on a registry for life?  STLtoday.comST. LOUIS • On one side of the latest debate over Missouri's sex-offender registry are people such as Daniel Ray Winfrey. In 1991, when Winfrey was 15, he and ...

Ivan Oliver sentenced to 32 years to life  Record BeeLAKEPORT — Ivan Garcia Oliver, who in addition to being found guilty of murder was the first person in California convicted of using Megan”s Law website ...

Analysis | The Daily 202: Eight reasons to be skeptical that Trump is serious about his new call for 'strong background checks'  The Washington PostTHE BIG IDEA: We've seen this movie before. Will the remake end differently? President Trump tweeted this morning that Republicans and Democrats should ...