Archive for January 19, 2010

Nebraska John Doe on Internet Radio Broadcast Jan 20

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Americans Reality Check – Talk Radio

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 (8 p.m. EST)

Dial: 724-444-7444

Code: 29521#

Live Broadcast:

Please join us this Wednesday as we here at ARC Talk Radio welcome John doe and his wife from Nebraska.

On January 1, 2010 LB285 became law which had many new requirements for all registered sex offenders. One of the most harmful and damaging requirements is all Tier 1 and 2, who were previously on a non-public registry in hands of police only, are now subjected to the Megan’s law website which will include such information as their current photo, address, criminal charge etc. Our guest John Doe , Nevada has been openly speaking out against this detrimental law which will not only effect his life but that of his family and thousands of other Nebraska former offenders.

In recent weeks he has been on the radio discussing this new law and its issues regarding the constitution as Nebraska Attorney General fights back stating this will protect Nebraska ’s children and does not violate the state and federal constitution. Here on ARC we will give John Doe the opportunity to respond to AG Bruning’s statements and discuss the issues which he feels are vital to himself and others. If you would like to listen to these interviews please visit the link at the top for ARC Talk Radio’s archive to download. We hope you will join us in support of John Doe’s fight as he has took a pro-active stand to overturn LB285, educate the public and stand by our Constitution.

To learn more on Nebraska and John doe’s fight visit:

ARC Hosts, Kevin and Mary

Soldier Charged with Child Porn for Photo of Relative

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Chester County Daily Local News(Illinois): Soldier’s family says pictures aren’t porn.

The family of an Illinois National Guard soldier said Friday that he’s been charged with possession of child pornography in Afghanistan over innocent snapshots of a 4-year-old relative in a swimsuit.

Army spokesman Lt. Mary J. Pekas declined to discuss details of the case or evidence against Miller. She said the charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

“Spec. M__ is currently on active duty and assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 82nd Airborne Division, pending the conclusion of the investigation and any potential legal proceedings,” the Army’s media center in Bagram, Afghanistan, said in a brief, unsigned e-mail statement. The Army won’t discuss the case with the family. But the soldier’s father said his son has told him the charges stem from a handful of photos of the girl that the soldier’s mother e-mailed to ease his homesickness.

The pictures show the girl in a swimsuit playing in a pool and sitting on B M___’s pickup truck, according to the family. A small portion of one of the girl’s buttocks is visible in one, his father said.

The M___ family say their son became close to the little girl after she was diagnosed with a serious illness while her own father was away for military training. The pictures were taken by the family.

SORNA Teleconference Friday Jan.22

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National Conference of State Legislators: NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee SORNA Teleconference – Friday, January 22, 1:00 p.m. ET

This conference call will provide an opportunity to hear from new Office of Justice Program’s SMART Office (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking) officials about SORNA compliance and will include brief updates by NCSL state issues and federal relations staff. A question and discussion opportunity will be included in the approximately one-hour teleconference.

Dial-in Instructions:

  • The conference call will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 12:00 Noon Central Time, 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time and 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Dial toll free (888) 437-3195 – Participants can start dialing in 15 minutes before the start of the call.
  • Announce yourself to the operator as: “A Participant in the NCSL SORNA Call” and give your “Name” and “Organization”.

Various SORNA updates are available on NCSL’s Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

Please contact or (303) 856-1533 to RSVP and to let us know in advance of questions and interests of your state on this issue. Your RSVP will help us plan the conference call capacity and structure the discussion with the SMART office.

New SMART Director: Linda M. Baldwin SMART Deputy Director: Dawn Doran. SMART Policy Advisors who assist jurisdictions with implementation issues: Lori McPherson, Stephanie LoConto, Scott Matson and Allison Turkel. Policy Advisor Contacts by jurisdiction

Implementation grant funding information from the SMART Office