Be careful out there, everyone!
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I made this flyer with the intent to put them out at an event last night, and then it was too late to make copies. But! If you’d like to distribute it, go ahead and print it out yourself. I was going to xerox it in black and white, but I guess if you want to pay for color copies, that’s on you.
Two flyers per page, obviously. That’s because I’m cheap, and a smaller flyer is easier to fold up and jam in your pocket. No one likes a big flyer, seriously. That shit is just unwieldy.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Again, if you’re receiving this email, it’s because either you’ve expressed interest in SWOP-NOLA, or you just plain rock and I thought you might be interested. If I’ve made a mistake and you actually don’t rock and you’re not interested, let me know, and I’ll remove you from the list.
In this Update:
NOPD Arrests 11 in Prostitution Sting
Ask a Healthcare Professional
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea and CBJs (Covered Blow Jobs)
New Orleans Human Trafficking Conference, October 24 and 27
Lafayette and Beyond
Are you currently required to register as a sex offender for a crime against nature conviction? If so, the law has changed and you may no longer be required to register as a sex offender. In order to be relieved of your sex offender registration requirement, the new law requires you to do certain things, including filing what’s called a Motion in court to get you off the sex offender registry permanently. If you think this applies to you and you want to learn more about the new law and how to file a Motion in court, please come to one of the following Community Meetings organized by Women With A Vision and Orleans Public Defenders:
DATE TIME LOCATION coming soon
For more information about the Meetings, please contact:
Orleans Public Defenders
2601 Tulane Ave, 7th Floor
Women With A Vision
The new law states that “Any persons who was convicted of crime against nature…may file a motion in the court of conviction to be relieved of the sex offender registration and notification requirements.” (Louisiana Revised Statute 15:542(F)(4)). This law was passed by the Louisiana Legislature because the sex offender registration for those convicted of crime against nature was found unconstitutional.
(4)(a) Any person who was convicted of crime against nature (R.S. 14:89) prior to August 15, 2010, may file a motion in the court of conviction to be relieved of the sex offender registration and notification requirements of this Chapter if the offense for which the offender was convicted would be defined as crime against nature by solicitation (R.S. 14:89.2) had the offender been convicted on or after August 15, 2010. Offenders convicted of an offense under the laws of another state, or military, territorial, foreign, tribal, or federal law may file a motion in the district court of his parish of residence once the administrative procedures of R.S. 15:542.1.3 have been exhausted, and the elements of the offense of conviction have been found to be equivalent to the current definition of crime against nature by solicitation (R.S. 14:89.2). The provisions of this Subparagraph shall not apply to persons whose conviction for crime against nature pursuant to R.S. 14:89 involved the solicitation of a person under the age of seventeen and would authorize sentencing of the offender pursuant to R.S. 14:89.2(B)(3), had the offender been convicted on or after August 15, 2010.
(b) The motion shall be accompanied by supporting documentation to establish that the person was convicted of crime against nature prior to August 15, 2010, and that the offense for which the offender was convicted would be defined as crime against nature by solicitation (R.S. 14:89.2) had the offender been convicted on or after August 15, 2010.
(c) The district attorney, office of state police, and the Department of Justice, shall be served with a copy of the motion.
(d) If the supporting documentation described in Subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph is provided and meets the requirements of Subparagraph (4)(b), relief shall be granted unless the district attorney objects and provides supporting documentation proving that the offense for which the person was convicted, and which requires registration and notification pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, involved the solicitation of a person under the age of seventeen.
(e) If the district attorney proves by clear and convincing evidence that the conviction for crime against nature pursuant to R.S. 14:89 involved the solicitation of a person under the age of seventeen, the court shall deny the motion to be relieved of the sex offender registration and notification requirements as provided by the provisions of this Paragraph.
(f) The provisions of this Paragraph shall not apply to any person who was convicted of one or more offenses which otherwise require registration pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
The History of Prostitution in New Orleans: A lecture by Pamela Arceneaux of The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Nix Branch of the New Orleans Public Library
1401 S. Carrollton Ave. NOLA 70118 596-2630
Who wants to go with me to this? I’ll treat!! (It’s free.)
Sent off the printing order for the “What is a Sex Worker?” flyers. I probably should have made a “clean” version with all the naughty words semi-censored, but oh well. Maybe next time (or maybe someone else wants to stare at Photoshop for hours on end to make one?). If you’d like to help distribute them (posting on bulletin boards at local businesses, a little guerilla marketing with staple guns and telephone poles…), let me know!
This is what the flyer will look like. If you’d like to print out a few of your own, feel free! Or, you can link to them on your site.