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 ...

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.

Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Is Absolutely Relentless On Social Media Even As Platforms Crack Down On Other Extremist Groups  BuzzFeed NewsFacebook, YouTube, and Amazon moved to remove or reduce the spread of anti-vaccination *content* after recent public outcry. The platforms largely eradicated ...

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.

Armless crucifix, Lou Reed, moon rocks: News from around our 50 states  USA TODAYAlabama teen brings home gold in Special Olympics, Florida lawmaker looks to move state capital, and more B9335962716Z.1.

Names being removed from sex offender registry  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 ...

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 ...

4 From Mastic Charged In Sex Trafficking Takedown: U.S. Attorney  Patch.com4 From Mastic Charged In Sex Trafficking: Attorney - Shirley-Mastic, NY - ". . . The suspects allegedly used whatever means necessary to control and abuse ...

CT vigilantes who target alleged child predators draw cheers, concern  New Haven RegisterThe video shows a man stepping from the darkness of the night into a quiet house. The place is devoid of furniture, walls blank; nothing indicates is has been ...

New California law allows sex offenders to be removed from registry  San Francisco ChronicleSACRAMENTO — Ninety percent of California sex offenders will no longer be required to register with law enforcement for life under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown ...

Thousands of Pennsylvania sex offenders no longer have to register. Should lawmakers put them back on a list f  Philly.comOn Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, a key gatekeeper, unanimously advanced legislation to replace an invalidated law that would require offenders to ...

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 ...

Registered Sex Offender in School Parking Lot  Santa Barbara Edhat290 Registrant (sex offender) seen parked in Monroe School's parking lot with a teenager in his Silver Truck. The reporting party recognized the subject from the ...

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 ...

Pa. Supreme Court ruling raises questions about Pennsylvania's sex offender registry  WTAE PittsburghChanges are coming to Pennsylvania's sex offender registry as a result of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision issued this week, but experts say it's unclear ...

Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry  Santa Barbara IndependentA New State Law Will Distinguish Registered Sex Offenders By Crime Severity.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Aliso Viejo 2018 Halloween Safety Map: Sex Offenders  Patch.com2018 Halloween Safety Map Aliso Viejo - Aliso Viejo, CA - Before the kids go out trick-or-treating on Halloween, take an inventory of who is living in your ...

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 ...

18000 sex offenders could soon be removed from Pa.'s registry  WPXI PittsburghParents and others who rely on the Pennsylvania sex offender registry to keep tabs on their community and ensure their children's safety may soon find ...

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 ...

Legislature passes bill addressing legal concerns about Pa. sex offender registration law  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA bill meant to bring Pennsylvania's unconstitutional sex offender registration rules into compliance with state and federal law unanimously passed the state ...

Providence neighbors plan meeting after child rapist moves nearby  Turn to 10A Providence city councilman is urging residents of the Washington Park neighborhood to attend a community meeting after a convicted child rapist and ...

Facebook Refuses Singapore Request to Remove Post After Critical Website Blocked  U.S. News & World ReportBy Jack Kim and Aradhana Aravindan. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heyl: Some Sex Offender Names Soon Could Vanish From Online State Registry  Patch.comPa. Sex Offenders Could Soon Be Harder To Locate - Pittsburgh, PA - A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision likely means the Megan's Law list will be ...

State of second chances: Allowing registered sex offenders to be volunteer firefighters  WJAC JohnstownNORTHERN CAMBRIA - Controversy recently came to Spartansburg, Pennsylvania, when the community discovered their newly re-elected fire chief was a ...

Montgomery County lawmaker wants only sex offenders on state sex offender registry  Bucks County Courier TimesSen. Stewart Greenleaf plans to introduce a bill that would keep individuals convicted of crimes where there is no sexual motivation from ended up on the states ...

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.

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.

Wolf campaign: Scott Wagner ducked votes on Megan's Law, domestic abuse for politics  PennLive.comGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Barely hours after Republican Scott Wagner announced he'd be giving up his Senate seat to focus on his ...

Facebook Considers Removing Anti-Vaccine Information from Site  U.S. News & World ReportRep. Adam Schiff wrote a letter to the company expressing his concern over the misinformation spread on Facebook.

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.

What Happens to Obamacare Now?  The AtlanticAfter a federal judge in Texas declared the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, the health law faces yet another trip through the courts, and more ...

Postal task force seeks to remove USPS compensation from collective bargaining  Federal News NetworkThe White House's postal task force calls for rolling back collective bargaining rights for postal unions, and doesn't look to undo the Postal *Service's* obligation to ...

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 ...

Les Moonves’ Name Removed From Alma Mater Bucknell’s Website  TheWrapLes Moonves' alma mater Bucknell University has removed references to the CBS chief from its website amid sexual misconduct accusations.

Judge Denies Freshwater Placement for Sexually Violent Predator; Search for Housing Location Continues  Lost Coast OutpostPREVIOUSLY. DA Releases Statement on Potential Release of Sexually Violent Predator to the Freshwater Area · Sheriff Honsal Urges Judge Not to Place ...

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 want him out,' Providence residents shout outside convicted child rapist's house  Turn to 10A large group of angry Providence residents converged outside a convicted child rapist's home Wednesday night after learning he is living in their neighborhood ...

Spitzer Applauds Board for Rescinding Vote, Warns Colleagues About Sex Offender Data  VoiceofOCSupervisor Spitzer applauded his colleagues for joining him in rescinding their votes to place homeless individuals in tents in Orange County cities.

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 ...

Block party advertised at sex offender's home  10NewsSAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A sign advertising a block party at the home of a registered sex offender is causing concern in Rancho Bernardo. “We would like to invite ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Child sex offenders to be identified on US passports  New York Post WASHINGTON — America's registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas. The...

'Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,' Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonAuburn University video"Sex offenders are not second-class citizens," writes U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins in a recent decision overturning two provisions ...

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...

Yale Law School’s Reckoning Over Brett Kavanaugh  The AtlanticStudents and faculty staged a sit-in Monday in protest against President Trump's nomination of the conservative appellate-court judge, a 1990 Yale Law ...

Mass Shooting in Christchurch – the white supremacist link  thedailyblog.co.nzA person has been named on social media as the gunman, I have no confirmation of this but I'm reading their manifesto that was loaded up 2 hours ago, it is ...

Petaluma Halloween Sex-Offender Safety Map 2017  Patch.comPetaluma Halloween Sex-Offender Safety Map 2017 - Petaluma, CA - BREAKING: See where the offenders in your area live to make sure your kids are ...

Licensed Contractor, Sex Offender Tells Woman ‘It is God’s Will’ That She ‘Stay Home With the Kids’  KTXL FOX 40 SacramentoIf your home is your sanctuary, you probably would not welcome a sex offender inside; at least not knowingly. Kara had to learn the hard way; how a contractor ...

Trump Administration Deletes Info For Women & LGBTQ People From Gov Website  Refinery29Once again, the Trump administration has removed resources for women and LGBTQ people from the website for the Department of Health and Human ...

Teen Vaping: Flavored E-Cigarette Sales Will Soon Be Restricted  The AtlanticCan the agency simultaneously push e-cigarettes away from eager teens and toward longtime smokers who might benefit from them?

Impeach Donald Trump  The AtlanticStarting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it ...

BBC criticised after Wings Over Scotland has YouTube channel removed  BBC NewsA pro-independence blogger has criticised the BBC after his YouTube channel was closed over claims it contained copyrighted material. YouTube pulled the ...

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 ...

The Supreme Court Blesses Voter Purges  The AtlanticA 5–4 decision gives the green light for states to use aggressive methods to remove voters from the rolls, a process that disproportionately affects minority ...

Judge Resigns After Removal From Sex Offender Cases  U.S. News & World ReportPITTSBURGH (AP) — A longtime Allegheny County judge has resigned in the wake of her removal from two sex offender cases due to alleged bias.

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.

A New Type of DNA Testing Is Entering Crime Investigations  WIREDGeneology is about to send a lot more people to jail.

Why Jim Acosta Got His Pass Back  The AtlanticA judge suggested that it's unconstitutional to revoke a reporter's press pass without providing a reason.

Let Roe go  The Washington PostThe extent to which Roe v. Wade has come to dominate American politics can be found in the anguished cries that followed the announcement of Justice ...

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.

The Key to Cracking Cold Cases Might Be Genealogy Sites  WIREDIn the fall of 1987, a young Canadian couple set off from their hometown of Saanich, British Columbia to run a few errands in Seattle. They never made it there; ...

Germany's Attempt to Fix Facebook Is Backfiring  The AtlanticThe new year was just a day old when Alice Weidel, the 38-year-old co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, and Beatrix von Storch, her ...

YouTube Has Removed Half Of 'Violent' Drill Music Videos At The British Police's Request  Forbes NowYouTube drill music videos have been pulled from the video streaming *service* following a request by the British police, who have linked the musical genre to ...

Amid FOSTA crackdown, sex workers find refuge on Mastodon  The VergeSex workers are running out of safe online spaces. Craigslist is no longer displaying personal ads. The controversial classifieds site Backpage, which many ...

Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Costume Removed From Halloween Site After Backlash  TheWrapAn online Halloween costume and lingerie store has removed a sexy "Handmaid's Tale" costume after it sparked outrage on social media.

Convictions for custody interference brand Pennsylvania parents as sex offenders  Bucks County Courier TimesShaquana Green and her toddler daughter disappeared during a weekly Saturday afternoon visit in 2012, an incident that Upper Darby police described in court ...

Halloween Safety Map: Sex Offenders In Aliso Viejo  Patch.comHalloween Trick Or Treat Safety Aliso Viejo - Aliso Viejo, CA - Before the kids go out trick-or-treating on Halloween, it is time to take inventory of who is living in ...

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 ...

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 ...

How a Comedian Pushed Ireland Into a Referendum on Blasphemy  The AtlanticStephen Fry called God “stupid” in an interview three years ago. Now voters are headed to the polls.

Trump's Plan to End Birthright Citizenship Takes Direct Aim at the Constitution  The AtlanticThe president said he intends to remove the right through executive order—a move that would reignite a long-standing debate over the Fourteenth Amendment.

CBD Poised for Boom After Farm Bill  Rolling StoneOn Thursday, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation renewed once every five years since 1933, outlining regulations on ...

Catholic priest sex abuse: Diocese of Trenton names suspects with Jersey Shore ties  Asbury Park PressBishop David O'Connell of the Trenton Diocese is shown during a Confirmation mass at the Church of St. Martha in Point Pleasant Borough on October 26, 2018 ...

Transient arrested by Milpitas police failed to register as sex offender  The Mercury NewsA 45-year-old transient tried to walk away from a bench as police officers approached last week. When they caught up to him, he had methamphetamine in his ...

What it means for the Trump administration to legally define 'sex'  CNNA proposal to create a legal definition of sex as determined by genitalia at birth could undermine decades of civil rights protections for the transgender ...

White extremist groups are growing — and changing  The Center for Public IntegrityExperts say the term 'hate group' is increasingly difficult to define, as extremist groups grow in number, diversify in ideology and use codewords to spread their ...

SD Governor Calls Special Session Over Online Sales Tax Law  U.S. News & World ReportPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is calling a special legislative session to speed up implementation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states ...

Providence City Council mulls proposed sex offender ordinance  Turn to 10The Providence City Council Committee of Ordinances gathered Wednesday to talk about a proposed ordinance that would increase restrictions for sex ...

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 ...

Sex offender charged in another sting involving a teen - who was really a cop  NJ.comPolice say he tried to meet someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Why is he not on any sex offender registries?

How Tom Steyer Built the Biggest Political Machine You’ve Never Heard Of  The AtlanticHaving spent $120 million and signed up 6 million people, Tom Steyer has assembled, in a year, an organization with more reach than the NRA. Edward-Isaac ...

What the push for legal-until-birth abortion tells us about the abortion debate  The Washington PostMost people don't employ much clear reasoning about abortion. Purists on both sides have clear, consistent positions derived from first principles and are willing ...

'Sexually Violent Predator' Tibor Karsai granted unconditional release by Santa Maria judge  KEYTA Santa Barbara County man twice convicted of raping teenage women was granted unconditional release from his strict, court-ordered supervision and ...

Santa Barbara County Sexually Violent Predator seeks change in status  KEYTA Santa Barbara County man twice convicted of raping teenage women wants to be released from his strict, court-ordered supervision and monitoring.

Proposed CA bill could take some convicted sex offenders off registry  KCRA SacramentoLaw enforcement backs controversial 'sex offender' bill.

The End of Cheap Shipping From China  The AtlanticThe White House wants to put an end to low-cost shipping from overseas, a move widely supported among U.S. e-commerce sellers.

A Populist Has Exposed a Sinkhole in Canada’s Democracy  The AtlanticOntario Premier Doug Ford is unleashing the specter of authoritarianism and challenging the rule of law.

Breast Cancer, LGBTQ Info Removed On Government Website  Refinery29Thanks to the Trump administration, there are now significantly fewer resources about both breast cancer and LGBTQ health on womenshealth.gov, including ...