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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

Connor Betts’ obituary removed from funeral home website  WKRG News 5DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Bellbrook funeral home, Conner & Koch, posted obituaries for both Megan Betts and her brother, Connor Betts Wednesday.

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 ...

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.

Adultery and fornication: Why are states rushing to get these outdated laws off the books?  SalonAt least seven states are working to amend or repeal outdated sex laws. Why? Take a look at the Supreme Court.

Law banning sex offenders from Facebook goes before Supreme Court  CBS NewsRALEIGH, N.C. -- *Fresh* from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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.

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Mueller Left a Gap. Barr Just Filled It.  The AtlanticIn today's blockbuster hearings, Senate Judiciary Committee members cross-examined Attorney General William Barr on his short March 24 letter summarizing ...

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 ...

Camille Paglia Can’t Say That  The AtlanticFor more than 30 years, the critic Camille Paglia has taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Now a faction of art-school censors wants her fired for ...

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.

Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents  TechCrunchA hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites  OutsideYou're out hiking, camping, or mountain biking, when suddenly, you spot it: a tick. Maybe it's on your dog, on your kid, or under your waistband. It doesn't matter ...

A scourge of fake reviews is hitting Amazon, Walmart and other major retailers  CBS NewsShoppers turn to reviews for honest advice about products, but up to half of reviews can be fake on major retailers' sites.

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 ...

Cast of Hollywood stars perform live reading of Mueller report  CBS NewsThe cast of 18 includes Annette Bening, Kevin Kline and John Lithgow — plus special appearances by Sigourney Weaver, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mark Hamill.

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 ...

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 ...

Tong: No constitutional barrier to removing state’s religious exemption on vaccines  The CT MirrorA plan by a group of Democratic lawmakers to wipe out the state's religious exemption on vaccines does not violate the constitution, Attorney General William ...

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 ...

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

Dayton, Ohio, shooter Connor Betts kept a "hit list" and "rape list," Bellbrook High School classmates claim  CBS NewsDayton, Ohio — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, claim he was suspended for compiling a "hit list" of ...

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.

Trump is not corrupt for removing the special counsel if he believed he was falsely accused: Barr  SalonBarr said it was “not a corrupt motive” for firing Robert Mueller if Trump thought he was being falsely accused.

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.

2 mass shootings in less than a day leave at least 29 dead and 53 injured  NBC NewsOver less than 13 hours and nearly 1,600 miles apart, two mass shootings this weekend left at least 29 dead and 53 injured, leaving the country reeling from yet ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dozens of vaccine skeptics testify against removal of religious exemption  The CT MirrorMembers of the public wait for their turn to speak on an effort to eliminate the state's religious exemption on vaccines. Lawmakers seeking to repeal the state's ...

5 Things you need to know about the new plastic bag law  The CT MirrorConnecticut shoppers enter a new era on Thursday when retailers must begin collecting a 10-cent fee on most plastic bags used to carry products. The fee was ...

Berkeley, California eliminates term 'manhole' in push to remove gendered language  New York Post The California city of Berkely approved an ordinance Tuesday to rename them "maintenance holes" during a push for a gender-neutral code.

If you're an Indiana voter, you may have been purged... and this website will help you find out  SalonIf you're an Indiana voter, you may have been removed from the voting rolls of your state and don't even know it. In order to find out whether you were stripped of ...

What is the Momo challenge? Police issue warning to concerned parents after "Momo challenge" resurfaces  CBS NewsEditor's note: This article features disturbing *content* and mentions of suicide. Police and schools are issuing warnings to parents on social media after a popular ...

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 ...

Can’t Impeach Trump? Go After His Cabinet.  The AtlanticThe story of William Belknap provides a way forward for Democrats.

California Sex Ed Curriculum: California votes to overhaul sexual education guidelines for public schools  CBS NewsThe more-than-700-page document doesn't require schools to teach anything, but it's designed to expose teachers to current research about health education ...

Tech Companies Are Deleting Evidence of War Crimes  The AtlanticAlgorithms that take down “terrorist” videos could hamstring efforts to bring human-rights abusers to justice.

Superior man pleads not guilty in anthem assault; heavy security follows threats  MissoulianSUPERIOR — The security detail on hand for Wednesday's arraignment of a man accused of choke-slamming a 13-year-old boy who didn't remove his hat for ...

The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare  The AtlanticState legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.

Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law  TechCrunchAmazon has been forced to pull an estimated 400000 products in India after new regulation limiting e-commerce businesses went into force in the country today.

Five Things I Learned From the Mueller Report  The AtlanticI spent the week after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report going through it section by section and writing a kind of diary of the endeavor.

Trump lifts metals tariffs, easing passage of new North American trade deal  POLITICOThe Trump administration has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to lift steel and aluminum tariffs immediately, marking a significant step forward on the ...

Cybersecurity 101: How to browse the web securely and privately  TechCrunchSo you want to browse the web securely and privately? Here's a hard truth: it's almost impossible. It's not just your internet provider that knows which sites you ...

UK sets out safety-focused plan to regulate internet firms  TechCrunchThe UK government has laid out proposals to regulate online and social media platforms, setting out the substance of its long-awaited White Paper on online ...

Lawmakers call for end to religious exemption on vaccines  The CT MirrorLawmakers, including House Majority Leader Matthew Ritter, took aim Wednesday at the state's religious exemption to vaccines, calling for a vote to repeal the ...

NJ's Catholic dioceses release names of 188 priests accused of sexual abuse  NorthJersey.comNew Jersey's Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday released the names of 188 priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing ...

A look at the many ways China suppresses online discourse about the Tiananmen Square protests  TechCrunchEvery year before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4, the Chinese government begins to exert even more control over what ...

Trump Proposes Food-Stamp Work Requirements That He Couldn’t Get Through Congress  The AtlanticOpponents fear that the end of state waivers won't increase employment among low-income people—but will send deep poverty soaring.

‘The Boys’ Creator Details the One Racy Scene Amazon Removed  IndieWireAmazon's new series “The Boys” takes a hard R-rated look at comic book superheroes, but not every NSFW moment was able to fly under the streaming giant's ...

Google fined €1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in search ad brokering  TechCrunchThe European Commission has just announced another antitrust fine for Google. The latest fine — €1.49BN (~$1.7BN) — relates to its search ad brokering ...

Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein under fire after new Netflix series "When They See Us"  CBS NewsLinda Fairstein, the longtime New York City prosecutor who oversaw the Central Park Five case, has resigned from at least two boards following backlash from ...

Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it  TechCrunchIllegal child exploitation imagery is easy to find on Microsoft's Bing search engine. But even more alarming is that Bing will suggest related keywords and images ...

Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content  TechCrunchThe European Union's executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to monitor ...

Connor Betts: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.comConnor Betts, who was named by police as the body armor-wearing, masked gunman who fatally shot at least 9 people, including his own sister, in Dayton, Ohio ...

Businesses Make Profit By Copying Mug Shots Online; Critics Say 'Close to Extortion'  ABC NewsBusinesses that publish police mug shots are proliferating online, shaming those with DUI charges or other arrests into spending hundreds of dollars to have ...

Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.  The Washington PostWe need a more active role for governments and regulators.

Seeking Conviction: Questions of consent can make NC sexual assault cases tough to prosecute  North Carolina Health NewsNorth Carolina is the only state where withdrawing consent doesn't make continued sex after someone changes their mind into a crime.

Oak Park Sex Offender Arrested for Assault, Kidnapping of 3-Year-Old  NBC 7 San DiegoA registered sex offender was injured by the father of a 3-year-old girl after police say the girl was kidnapped from her bedroom through an open window.

USWNT: The US Women's Soccer Team Now Eyes Higher Pay  NPR*Fresh* off its fourth Women's World Cup title, the U.S. Women's National Team has its eyes set on another prize: more money. The women make less than their ...