A case out of the 7th Circuit Court of appeals shows just how far a member of law enforcement will go to mess with someone on the registry and just how impossible it is sometimes to comply with all the rules and restrictions that accompany registration as a sex offender.
The case, Frederickson v. Landeros, is an equal protection case. Frederickson, was a homeless registrant living in Joliet, Illinois. As a homeless registrant, he was required to report WEEKLY, IN PERSON. One of the registration officers developed a dislike of Frederickson because he questioned the constitutionality of the registry. He went out of his way to make the registration process difficult for Frederickson and when Frederickson decided to move to a neighboring county, Landeros went out of his way to make it impossible. He went as far as refusing to transfer his file so that he could not register!
Frederickson sued Landeros, arguing he was not being treated equally. He won. But the reason we are sharing it is: for those who have dealt with law enforcement officers or registration personnel who feel their jobs are to punish you, let this case remind you that right often prevails!
You can read the 7th Circuit’s decision here; http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2019/D11-26/C:18-1605:J:Easterbrook:dis:T:fnOp:N:2436411:S:0 or listen to oral arguments here: https://www.courtlistener.com/audio/59532/rex-frederickson-v-tizoc-landeros/