By SHELLY STOW . . . From North Carolina comes this all-too-familiar story: Law enforcement is patting itself on the back for “tracking” those on the sex offender registry. In the typical it’s-a-dirty-job-but-somebody’s-got-to-do-it style of reporting, the journalist lauds Investigator J. Moore and the other two in the sex offender unit for spending all of their working hours verifying that […]

With school safety demanding answers, Sheriff chases fantasy bogeymen

By ROBIN . . . Here’s a fun challenge for anyone who’s got some extra time on his hands and wants to test his capacity for expanding the intellect. Read the following, predictable story out of the very forward thinking town of Dallas, NC, and whenever you see the phrase “registered sex offenders” replace those words with any of the […]

Nothing inherently dangerous about living next to a registered citizen

NCRSOL is proud to announce that its president, Robin W. Vander Wall, has been selected to serve as a Fellow in the 2018 Cohort of JustLeadershipUSA’s Leading with Conviction program. Each year, JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) identifies effective and successful advocate leaders throughout the United States and invites them to apply for acceptance into a Cohort of formerly incarcerated individuals in order […]

NCRSOL’s Vander Wall selected as JLUSA Fellow

By SANDY . . . It’s official. Winter is here. Temperatures are plummeting in states across the nation. Cold-weather emergency shelters are opening in response, most of them managed by Christian churches and organizations. The post I wrote dealing with one of these elicited much interest and a high number of comments. This is largely due to their policy, by […]

Shelter exclusions blur separation of church & state

By ROBIN . . . Among the more annoying things our movement must contend with is the endless amount of slop and imprecise reporting by professional journalists and broadcasters. The following story out of Statesville is a perfect example. To its dubious credit, the CBS-North Carolina network has made the story available as a “staff report” rather than attaching anyone’s […]

CBS-North Carolina misrepresents truth about sex offenders, pornography

By SANDY . . . In September, as Hurricanes Irma and Juan raced across the Gulf Coast states dumping tons of water and destroying homes and lives, advocates geared up for what they knew would be a major battle, and they did not gear up in vain. The treatment of those on the sex offender registry seeking shelter proved as discriminating, […]

Give me your cold and homeless — but not your sex offenders

By ROBIN VANDERWALL . . . Are there any attorneys in Gaston County familiar with the U.S. Constitution? Have you read the Fourth Amendment? Doesn’t that amendment prohibit unreasonable seizures and arrests without “probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the … persons … to be seized?” I believe it was taught at some point in law […]

Sheriff Cloninger rounds up ALL sex offenders for Halloween. OR does he?

By MICHAEL HYLAND . . . RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – With the North Carolina State Fair underway, law enforcement officers are aiming to keep sex offenders off the premises. “They put a perimeter around the fairgrounds, a quarter of a mile. And, when a person comes through that perimeter with an ankle bracelet on or whatever they have, it sets off an […]

WNCN interviews Vanderwall about restrictions on citizens at State Fair

By ROBIN . . . Overwhelmed by reports coming in from several counties throughout the state, NCRSOL is getting aggressive about calling out local sheriffs who are deliberately misleading registered citizens when they ask about their right to use social media. NCRSOL recently sent a certified letter to Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison informing him about the errant information his […]

NCRSOL asks Sheriff Harrison, others, to obey the law on social media ...

By ROBIN and SANDY . . . On “The View,” September 25, program regular Sunny Hostin said, in response to the announcement that Anthony Weiner had been sentenced to 21 months for sexting with a minor, that she felt the sentence was inappropriate and had she been prosecutor, she would have asked for a longer term. She justified this by saying […]

The ladies of “The View” need glasses . . . and brains

By LOIS . . . As the North Carolina Mountain State Fair re-opens this week, one group of citizens will be denied admittance because of restrictions imposed by NCGS § 14-208.18 pushed through the Legislature in 2017 (after a previous version of the same law was held unconstitutional in Does v. Cooper). The newer legislation prohibits anyone whose name appears […]

NC should stop creating bad SO laws; set example for nation

By DAVID FEIGE . . . This month the Supreme Court will have a rare opportunity to correct a flawed doctrine that for the past two decades has relied on junk social science to justify punishing more than 800,000 Americans. Two cases that the court could review concern people on the sex offender registry and the kinds of government control […]

Supreme Court’s sex offender rulings are polluted by false facts