Imagine the horror and shame of being wrongly registered as a Sex Offender when you do not belong on that list!
This has happened to me and to others. Although Ohio ruled that my 2002 conviction is not a sexually-oriented offense at all, and cannot be Registered as such, North Carolina has published my name on the Registry.
Based on this Registration error, there have been countless related blunders. Officials have charged me with "Failure to Register" on two occasions, and "Sex Offender Use of a Social Network" as well. I've been thrown into jail repeatedly. I've been denied access to schools, public parks, churches, etc. I've been distanced from my beloved daughter. I've forfeit even the most menial job, and then been denied unemployment because my former boss said the firing was "for cause" due to my sex offender status. And my government has threatened to deport my immigrant wife, saying that I am to be disqualified as the petitioner for her family-based Visa solely due to this faulty label that I carry. Core human rights have ceased to exist in my world.
Separation of Powers must be upheld: The Executive branch in a subsequent State lacks authority to override or ignore the sentence imposed by the Judicial branch of government in the State of Origin.
Full Faith & Credit also must be upheld: A subsequent State should not be allowed to override the intentions of the state where a case originated.
Tell lawmakers to ensure that the State of Origin, which actually heard the case in the courtroom and is cognizant of the facts, must determine who is published on the Registry.
For exhaustive detail about this case, visit http://gregkendall.com/docs/e_summary_timeline.php
- State and Federal Lawmakers
I just signed the following petition addressed to: NC Attorney General, NC Legislature.
Respect Other States' (non) Sex Offender Status
Full Faith & Credit demands reciprocity between the States. Separation of Powers will not allow the Executive branch to override the sentencing imposed by the Judicial branch. Thus it is twice WRONG under the U.S. Constitution to Register a person whose offense was not Registerable in the State of Origin.
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