It’s Time for Ron Book to Retire

“Retiring” and “Ron Book” are words that never appear in the same sentence. It’s time that they did. Ronald Lee Book made his name in South Florida as a powerhouse lobbyist. Every year, he prowls the halls of the Florida Capitol working on behalf of those who pay him...

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“Next Steps” in Federal Criminal Justice Reform

FAC Note: I saw Nathan Deal speak at the NACDL Conference a couple years ago. It's good to see a politician follow through on promises. A criminal justice task force chaired by former Gov. Nathan Deal is recommending sweeping changes to the federal system. The most...

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The death of Mattieo Condoluci

For those visiting our site for the first time, let me begin by saying; the Florida Action Committee DOES NOT condone sexual violence in any form. Our coverage of the death of Mattieo Condoluci has brought a lot of new traffic to our forum. Unfortunately, it's brought...

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Letter, 5/26: Abolish sex offender registry

Some people call James Fairbanks ("Omaha police arrest man in sex offender's death," March 20) a hero because he murdered a registered person in cold blood. There is nothing heroic about premeditated murder. Fairbanks used information from the Sex Offense Registry and...

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Now that the ACLU and SPLC won on Voting rights. Is it our turn?

The American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Poverty Law Center won an important legal battle in a Florida Federal Court yesterday. As Politico reported, "U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle declared key portions of the state’s felon voting law unconstitutional,...

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Congratulations Guy Hamilton-Smith!!!

We are starting this week with some incredible news that we hope will inspire you. Guy Hamilton-Smith Passed the Bar Exam!!! For those who don't know, I'll back up a few steps... Like many of you reading this, Guy is required to register as a sex offender. More than a...

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In-Person Reporting Challenge (FUNDED)

The goal of this legal challenge is to eliminate or significantly reduce the requirement to physically report (in-person) to the Sheriff's office.

Ex Post Facto – Sustainer 2020

UPDATE: First- and second-round funding to prepare, file, and fight this lawsuit was successful. Thank you! With your continued support, we can sustain the strength of our argument with expert testimony and the like, as well as cover other costs associated with a case of this magnitude. -- The goal of the this legal challenge is to have the registry recognized as punitive rather than administrative. The most immediate consequence of this would be that only laws and requirements active at the time of offense could be applied to a person required to register.

In-Person Reporting Challenge (FUNDED)

The goal of this legal challenge is to eliminate or significantly reduce the requirement to physically report (in-person) to the Sheriff's office.

Out of State Challenge

The goal of this legal challenge is to remove anyone on the registry who is not currently residing in the Florida community.

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