What an extravaganza of good news tonight! We have three decisions that weigh heavily in our favor. The 10th Circuit making blanket restrictions on Internet usage. Derek Logue’s battle in Florida with a state senator is a slam dunk in the favor of 1st Amendment. Then a fantastic decision out of North Carolina regarding lifetime […]
We roll into episode 88 just hours after news of Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his cell. That is obviously our breaking news segment for the night. We are delighted to be joined by Mike, a long time patron out of New Jersey who gives us a great deal of inspiration and insight into […]
On the first episode in August, we have a range of topic that we move through starting with registrants in Colorado are forced into low-income neighborhoods and poverty; People have biases that affects the outcome on juries; Man spends a night in jail for skipping a $2.75 fee; Man in prison is beaten and drowned […]
We are joined this week by Ashley Cloud, who is the is the staff attorney for Liberty & Justice Coalition, the New Mexico affiliate of NARSOL We three take another swing at Gundy. Then we move over to Snider v Indiana, a huge victory handled down by a federal judge in Indiana a couple of weeks ago. We talk with Ashley about the new position she holds and what cases New Mexico is going to work on.
Our articles tonight first covers putting ankle monitors on people, with no rhyme or reason; Statute of limitations is over in Illinois. Over; An article from the Huffington post with a shocking title, with awesome content – The SO laws DO NOT make kids safer; How peremptory strikes are a misused tool by prosecutors; Scalia called Stevens arrogant, but it was evolved; Teen tazed by officer has brain damage four years later; The Feds are going to start executing people again for the first time in nearly 20 years; Over 20 academics in Philly call into question the reporting of increased crime; 25 Families of registered citizens file suit challenging the registry – This is VERY COOL!
After a week break, we return with a mountain of information to go over. We have a small update on the situation in Tennessee, as well as Jim Acosta resigning as Secretary of Labor after scrutiny in the Jeffrey Epstein case / allegations. The news articles then ensue: First off, we cover an Atlanta school district is putting up cameras that read license places to catch speeders, as well as maybe gain access to the registry database looking for registrants moving into the area – and then by extension the inexpensive nature of cameras and artificial intelligence in general; AG Krasner in Philadelphia is under fire by lawmakers reducing his power to enact significant criminal justice reform; Kansas further reduces the ability for pleading a case by insanity; Many states are offering ways to diminish the sting of criminal records; DOD is a significant player in hosting CP on the Internet; We are treading on unsafe territory when we second guess a prosecutors decisions years in the past; Prosecutor scrutinizing LEO body cams, resigns due to lack of support; Teacher receives 20 year sentence for sex with student; We cover a clip from Scalia where he is essentially saying “we don’t know”, and perhaps inventing a right; One of the accusers of Kevin Spacey drops civil suit; Lastly, a case in NJ where a judge denies elevating a juveniles case to adult court
On this weeks podcast, which was supposed to an off week, we cover the breaking new that Tennessee was notifying registrants that they are required to move out of their homes. SB 425 didn’t sneak in behind the scenes. It was introduced in January, and finally sign into law in May. It takes affect on July 1st. Fortunately, a temporary restraining order has been granted. Stay tuned for July 11th.
We also cover a SCOTUS decision regarding judges giving additional jail time; DeBary increases residency restrictions from 1,000 ft to 2,500 ft; and Sheriff in Giles county Tennessee claims registrants move from Alabama for more lenient laws.
Today’s episode tackles the ramifications of the “hot off the press” Gundy decision from The Supreme Court. Does this make things better, or worse, or neither for the registrant community?
For the additional legal analysis, be sure to sign up at https://www.patreon.com/registrymatters for the bonus episode regarding the Gundy v US decision
We do begin with articles from around the country, starting with a listener question asking for an opinion from Larry on a statement made by Justice Thomas and reversing demonstrably erroneous decisions; Alabama politician Hurst says it should be mandatory surgical castration and some ought to die for those convicted of sex crimes against children; Lawmakers in Queens extend statute of limitations for 2nd and 3rd degree rape; A repairman finds naughty material on a customers computer, that customer now has a felony conviction; Victims and survivors of crimes are not experts on crime; Those that qualify for compassionate release often don’t have the resources to have representation to qualify; A decrease in the exclusion zones increase where registrants can live from 1.4% to 15% of the county; Journalist compiles the stats from watching 30 years of episodes of “Cops” – it shows this is coloring our view of policing; In Colorado, and being a minor, having pictures of your junk, or someones else’s junk is a crime; It is a failing of humanity to force aging (or anybody) to live outdoors, but that’s what is happening in Florida; And finally we get the legal analysis of the Gundy decision from Larry.
In this somewhat abbreviated episode, which we recorded in our super secret hideaway bunker, we cover the recent Alaska ruling requiring all registrants to register unconstitutional. But before we get there, we talked about people being restricted from libraries, and what it means that FaceBook is a publicly traded, but private company; Florida is at it again forcing registrants from the new(ish) home, but where do they go???; Pittsburgh warns registrants of a phone scam working its way through their ranks; Cuba Gooding Jr accused of sexual misconduct and will try to defend himself from those allegations – he believes the system will treat him fairly; Cop uses SnapChat filter to switch his gender to nab people looking to hookup with a teen girl; We have a clip of Scalia talking about interpreting the law; and of course, this great decision out of Alaska regarding requiring all registrants to register as unconstitutional.
We recorded in front of a huge studio audience at the NARSOL conference in Houston, Texas. It was a bit impromptu. But even with that, we had a much larger than expected number of people come join us.
We talked about our initial impressions of the conference. We then moved into a few articles. We discussed things with the audience. And finally we had our weekly Scalia clip regarding the constitutionality of the death penalty. There may, or may not, be a conversation about shower heads.
It was really a very special time. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support. It is humbles us beyond words.