Saturday, April 23, 2011

UK - Supreme Court ruled sex offender registry violated privacy rights

Original Article

04/21/2011

On April 21, 2010, the UK Supreme Court ruled (PDF) that the sex offender registry requirement violated the right to privacy. The case involved an appeal filed by two convicted sex offenders who challenged the notification requirement of Section 82 of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act, which mandated indefinite notification for any individual sentenced to 30 or more months in prison for a sex offense. The trial court had ruled that Section 82 of the Act was incompatible with privacy rights guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.


24hr TAALK-A-THON to End Child Sexual Abuse


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TAALK announced today that filming had begun for a new talk show entitled, The TAALK Show with Diane Cranley, which will be the first talk show dedicated to the international issue of child sexual abuse.

To kick-off this unique show, TAALK is hosting a 24hr TAALK-A-THON on April 29th, beginning at 8:00am (pdt). TAALK has gathered more than 60 of the world’s top experts and leaders in the child sexual abuse arena. “Child sexual abuse is predictable, preventable, and everyone plays a part in the solution."

"Experts estimate there are 39 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America alone and we believe it’s time to talk about it.” says founder and host Diane Cranley.

Free international registration for the TAALK-A-THON is available on the TAALK web site, http://www.taalk.org/TAALK-A-THON.

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AL - Proposed law would tighten sex offender requirements

Original Article

04/22/2011

By Lisa Rogers

Alabama already has some of the toughest laws in the United States for convicted sex offenders, but Rep. Blaine Galliher, R-Rainbow City, has introduced legislation to make them even tighter.

The bill is out of committee in the House and Senate and could come up for a vote during this session.

It brings the state into compliance with federal laws and strengthens the current law and closes some loopholes,” Galliher said.

Current sex offender laws are addressed in three or four sections of the state law's code books, but this bill places it all in one section.

It makes it easier to read and comprehend,” Galliher said.

The law would prohibit an adult sex offender from living within 2,000 feet of the victim, rather than 1,000 feet, Galliher said.

It also adds a restriction prohibiting a sex offender from working within 2,000 feet of a school or child care facility.

It requires juveniles who commit violent offenses to follow the same guidelines as adult sex offenders and prohibits the youthful offender laws from being a factor in those cases.

Sex offenders also would be required to verify registration every three months instead of six months.

Anyone who is homeless now will be required to check in with law enforcement every week.

The new law also makes it a requirement for all convicted sex offenders, regardless of when the offense or conviction occurred, to register for the rest of their lives.
- Which is a direct violation of this mans oath of office to defend the constitution, not circumvent it, and the ex post facto clause of the constitution.


OFF TOPIC - Lay 'Em Down - NEEDTOBREATHE

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LYRICS:
Come down to the river
Come and let yourself in
Make good on a promise
To never hurt again
If you're lost and lonely
You're Broken down

Bring all of your troubles come lay 'em down
All you sinners
And the weak at heart
All you helpless
On the boulevards
Wherever you are now
Whatever evil you've found

Bring all of your troubles
And come lay 'em down
We're all tied to the same old failings
Finding shelter in things we know
We're all dirty like corrupted small towns

We'll bring our troubles
We'll bring our troubles lay 'em down
All you rich men
And the high above

All those with And without love
All you burdened Broken down
Bring all of your troubles
Come lay 'em down