Government Officials Damaging a Person’s Reputation Overseas.

This is happening more and more; U.S. government officials are attacking registered citizens who live overseas or who are going on vacations overseas. They are doing this by notifying the other countries to the fact that registrants are in or traveling to their country and that our government is implying, that because a person is a registered citizen, that they are coming into or are living in the other country for the expressed purpose of committing additional criminal acts. So the question arises, do they notify other countries every time any person with a criminal conviction travels there or is this policy just aimed at register citizen’s?

A person’s reputation is a liberty interest. The United States Supreme Court has previously recognized that a person’s reputation is a protected liberty interest under the federal due process clause. Wisconsin v. Constantineau, 400 U.S. 433 (1971) (hereafter “Constantineau”); Board of Regents v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564 (1972) (hereafter “Roth”).
In Constantineau, the State of Wisconsin authorized the posting of a notice prohibiting the sale or gift of liquor to any person who “‘by excessive drinking’ produces described conditions or exhibits specified traits, such as exposing himself or family ‘to want’ or becoming ‘dangerous to the peace’ of the community.” On appeal, the Constantineau Court recognized that “[i]t would be naive not to recognize that such ‘posting’ or characterization of an individual will expose him to public embarrassment and ridicule.” 400 U.S. at 436. The Court therefore held that a protectible liberty interest is implicated “[w]here a person’s good name, reputation, honor, or integrity is at stake because of what the government is doing to him [or her.]” Id. at 437. as well as the Hawaii Supreme Court decision in Hawaii vs. Bani  . The acts of these government officials opened them and the agencies that they operate out of to million Dollar lawsuits under U.S.C. 1983 actions , as well as the possibility of them facing federal charges under Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights and Section 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law.

A registered citizen living in California recently returned from living overseas after ICE informed his adopted country of his conviction, which was simple possession of CP which had happened almost 15 years ago.  He served his time was released into the community and registered.  After legally notifying his registration board, he moved out of the U.S.

Years later, while living in his new adopted country, he was arrested, jailed for over a week and deported back to the states for entering that country illegally. It was a strange situation because he had been living in the other country for most of the last 13 years, more or less since he got off probation, so he knew a lot of people there. Two of the embassy wardens were good friends of his. If there was something going on from the Embassy side he would probably know it. He believes it was solely ICE that was behind his arrest and deportation.

He had set up a very happy life away from all this trouble only to have his entire life ripped away, yet again. He lost everything, including a fiance whom he hasn’t yet had the heart to fully explain that they will probably never see each other again, due to the Adam Walsh Act’s provisions prohibiting registered citizen’s from supporting a foreign nationals visa to the USA. It’s a shame because she knows about his offense and is still 100% committed to him. He is actively seeking information about this (supporting a fiance visa) if anyone has any experience. This has put him over $10k in debt. So it’s back to square one for his life.

13 comments for “Government Officials Damaging a Person’s Reputation Overseas.

  1. February 3, 2015 at 11:25 am

    As much as I hate to admit it, the United States Government, and it’s affiliate States, have become more like a Nazi regime than anything else. This type of defamation––including our sex offender registry system––is unconstitutional and a detriment to the well being of our citizens. Regardless of what our Supreme Court has ruled, these new efforts to prevent sexual abuse are destroying lives and the morale of our people. This registry system is America’s underhanded and slippery way of breaking the very laws they claim are the foundation of our rights and protections. I honestly think that because the former offender has been relegated to be a second or third class citizen, that the only thing left for them is to stand up and do what needs to be done. The officials, at the behest of so called “victim advocates” need to be put in check. Most offenders have accepted their new station in life without fuss, simply because of the shame associated with the nature of their past offenses, so naturally, the old saying: “give them an inch and they’ll take a mile” has never proven to be more true. The only thing that will put this registration and restrictions nonsense to rest is for everyone to “STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS!”

  2. Scott
    February 8, 2015 at 12:06 am

    This is sure sign of what past presidents were refering to when they spoke about New World Older. It is existing and developing as we speak.
    I often question whether we are in the End Times or If this Country is so messed up that this is what we should expect in the future as with what happen under Stalin and Hitler because power went to their heads.

    All this uproar and I want to know why sex offenders were sent to parenting classes when they are restricted from the presence of children?? What kind of joke is that…

  3. Cathy
    February 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Unless they plan to stop every criminal from traveling overseas or moving overseas then they need to back off. If a country accepts a registrant into the country and one plans to live there – then renounce your US citizenship and tell them to stick it! I am not a registrant but would gladly give up my citizenship to this every growing NAZI country that no longer respects its citizens – all of them. Drug dealers can go back and sell drugs – all over the world – DWI drivers can kill people all over the world – and yet the crime with the lowest recidivism rate is treated like a mass murderer and the punitive punishment continues.

  4. Scott
    February 12, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I just question the fact that they still allow porn sites of any kind and allow it and then they scream about human trafficking from one country to another. Is this country really that corrupt they are afraid to shut down these porn kings and lose an almighty dollar because of it?? You know as well as I do, this type of stuff is an ongoing unhealthy behavior pattern.
    People may say this stuff doesn,t lead to people committing crimes in a sexual nature, but I beg to differ because this is the secret that SO,s carried in their minds as a victim in their past or as an assaillant and caused them commit the crime. Let’s not feed peoples desires with such filth.

    • Svejk
      May 28, 2016 at 6:57 am

      So because you don’t agree with porn or feel it is the root cause of an SO’s crimes, it should be completely shut down and banned? What about alcohol? What about legal marijuana? Maybe we should band horror movies too or action films, so that we can all live in a family friendly, G-rated world. If you do this, you’re no better than the Nazi’s who are currently running the ship. You don’t have to look at porn or any of the other things I mentioned, but don’t deprive someone of their right to do a legal activity, just because you don;t agree with it. You might have made your argument better with some case or medical citations to back it up! C’mon, brother, be reasonable!

  5. steve
    April 6, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Why hasn’t anyone tried to get the ACLU involved with this.

    • Scott
      March 31, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Because ACLU and other who support them are the very people who backed the Sex Offender Registry in the first place. ACLU plays both sides of the aisle at a point they really don,t know what they want.

      • Svejk
        May 28, 2016 at 7:00 am

        I have written to the ACLU and tried to interest them in taking on our plight so many times. Each and every time, I get a form letter back saying that they simply do not have the funding to take on these cases, and – get this – each letter references SOSEN as a potential source of help! Then I get the daily emails from them begging for money. I guess if I was an Afro-Hispanic Radical Lesbian Feminist, they’d drop everything they were doing to run to my aid. :-/

        Svejk

  6. Paul
    March 30, 2016 at 10:57 am

    You would think if we were hated so much by the government, the country would LOVE to get rid of us if voluntarily we decided to leave. Not so. They love us so much they make sure we can’t leave so they can torture us.

  7. Paula
    March 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Why does the Government do anything? Try this out:

    One example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment
    There are many more – maybe thousands, but many are documented. Just take time to research Government experiments on humans and when you’re done with that, research the crowd mentality at hangings, human burnings and tortures, especially when there are alleged sex crimes involved.

    Underline that the internet can spawn crowd mentality and it can be twisted to favor any Governmental whim.

    Then add the prison camps during WW2, the families who were forced from their homes and property taken away from them because the Government told us that they considered these people dangerous to OUR welfare and many if not most of those who were saying “Amen” were “American born and bred.” And the people were first afraid and then their fears were comforted when the lives of their “enemies” were forced into encampment and stripped of their belongings and livelihood. This was not an experiment but was a display of Government power and human, mostly supremacy at the very least. (I am white and American but do not believe that this should happen, ever.)

    When all of the above is completely analyzed, then tell me why the Government does anything. Answer is the Government is evil and the RSO situation is probably just another one of their experiments and they use crowd mentality with the internet messages and warnings. Likely working the experiment into all sorts of other uses, maybe imprisonment in war-type concentration camps, etc.

    But the short answer is that the Government has no real interest in the welfare of anyone. Collectively the Government isn’t not “human”, but it is a power that controls even its own. There is nothing that the Government does that is a random event, but they will “use” the bargaining chip of certain people to accomplish its goals and it’s goals do not have to be worthy and reasonable goals.

    America is not paying attention to the wanderings of a power that is used for many evil things. We should not be asking why the government does anything because there doesn’t have to be a “reason.”

  8. PHYS ED
    April 1, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    all these comments are dead on, but the one thing I am still unable to figure out is that although we are almost 1,000,000 strong on the registry by now, when families are factored in you can increase that by three or four times, which should give us a significant power bloc to influence pandering legislatures all across the country, and especially at the national level in Washington DC!
    Some of us must be highly computer literate who could put together a website that would show all the email addresses of the United States Senate and House of Representatives so we could all write in and threaten to vote out all those who continually add to our misery out here in RSO land. Or visit change.org and put together a concise description of our demands for redress of grievance. If we all pool our money we ought to be able to come up with one hell of a legal defense fund to hire our own “dream teams” of star lawyers to fight these laws in the courts.
    I know that if I had had an Alan Dershowitz, and F Lee Bailey, or a Barry Shenk standing beside me instead of a Mortimer Snerd of a public defender at my initial arraignment, my bulls**t, illegally brought case would’ve been thrown out and I would not have had to spend seven years in federal prison and have to live an existence stripped of the entire constitutional Bill of Rights.
    Collectively, all SOs might as well be named Dred Scott and find ourselves living – in terms of the Supreme Court – in 1857. The Chief Justice at that time who wrote that decision was Roger B Taney, we just lost him again in his reincarnated version of Antonin Scalia – who was again on the court under karmic demotion to associate status.
    Now might be a good time to mount the good fight….

  9. Jason
    April 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    In the case you site where the guy was deported back to the US, was he in fact in the country illegally?

    • Will Bassler
      April 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      No when the moved there he was not ask about any criminal conviction and the US embassy knew he was there.

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