I’m pleased to announce Episode 97 of Registry Matters. We begin with a quick update of the civil commitment hearing for Galen Baughman. It isn’t great news, sadly. Then an update on the Georgia Halloween challenge. A listener phones in a question asking if it’s better to tell an employer, or keep it hidden. Court […]
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!
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.
Today’s episode covers a couple listener questions and a listener comment; 16 y/o succeeds in suicide after threat of criminal prosecution; Michigan law remains in place after 6th circuit decision; Officials in New York question the effectiveness of the registry; Homeless registrants in Hawaii possibly pushed into the sea; Victims Advocates get big victory in New York; Prisons in the US are creating huge database of voice signatures; Have you signed up for notifications of registrants moving into your neighborhood?; Arkansas derails Halloween hysteria bill
The Registry Matters Podcast moves into episode 40 this week. First up is to self congratulate for reaching > 100 YouTube subscribers. We have a branded YouTube Channel!!! Hooray. https://www.youtube.com/c/RegistryMatters. An article from the Economist posits why support for the death penalty is going up; Failure to report your social media passwords could put you behind bars; The California Bail bill might not be as great as everyone things; New sexual misconduct rules from the feds; Officer who shot 15y/o gets 15 years; Defendants pay to plead guilty in PA; a decision from the 7th circuit court of appeals against the homeless; Criminal justice system in SF waives fees for 21k people; an opinion piece by Lenore Skenazy; Intellectually challenged teen has sentence removed, but still in treatment to reduce recidivism; and podcast interview w/ Emily Horowitz. WOW! All of that content this week. Holy cow.
We are graciously joined by Lea Bickerton. Who is a practicing attorney in the Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania area @ Bickerton & Bickerton Attorneys at Law. While doing research for tonight, I discovered that you’re a multiple-time recipient of the Rising Stars award from Super Laywers.com. We’re very fortunate to have you joining us tonight 🙂 […]
Larry and Andy talk about: The extremely complex residency restrictions that law enforcement have to deal with. Inmates in Florida being put in solitary confinement for not working. Hotels on fire, can you fire someone for being on the registry. How to make sure you don’t rent a hotel room next to a registrant. People […]