The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

(Story broke 6/19/2017) Back in the days of MySpace hysteria, the state of North Carolina made it illegal for any registered sex offender to be on social media. They were required to turn over their e-mail addresses and any social media accounts they had. It’s not like sex offenders are known liars and can create …

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This past Friday the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the law that bans registered sex offenders from using social networks like Facebook. I’m actually ambivalent about this law mostly because it was pushed by NC Attorney General Roy Cooper back in the MySpace days as a piece of feel good legislation designed to get him …

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NC judges: Facebook ban for sex offenders illegal: Remember how in my last post I said the last time I checked it was illegal to be a registered sex offender in North Carolina to be on a social networking site? Apparently the last time I checked must have been in July because in August the …

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More Than 2,100 NC Sex Offenders Found On MySpace: Our esteemed Attorney General here in North Carolina, Roy Cooper (didn’t vote for him), announced yesterday that 2,116 convicted North Carolina sex offenders were found on MySpace. Cooper has subpoenaed MySpace for the names, addresses and other information about said sex offenders so he can share …

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No Easy Answer for Protecting Kids Online: A report issued by the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, led by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and ordered from 49 state attorneys general says what I’ve been saying for years. There is no software solution to protect your kids from online predators on MySpace …

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Facebook settles New York child safety probe: Not too long ago I posted about New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo setting his sights on Facebook because of pervs approaching his office’s fake underage Facebook profile. Well, Facebook has caved in to him… The settlement involves no financial penalties. Under the terms of the settlement, Facebook …

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Cooper still pushing for parental consent to use MySpace: Seriously, Roy, it’s time to hang it up. Even after being crushed in the North Carolina House Attorney General Roy Cooper is still touting his master plan for MySpace. Attorney General Roy Cooper vowed Monday to keep pressuring lawmakers to approve legislation that will require minors …

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Energy bill advances; MySpace rules fail: North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s proposed legislation to make teens get parental permission before signing up for MySpace has failed in the State House. But the second bill lost its headlining clause, a requirement that parents give permission for their younger teenagers to sign up for online social-networking …

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Cooper cracks down on predators: North Carolina Attorney General is up to his old tricks again. Putting unreal expectations on MySpace and allowing parents to continue to shirk their responsibility. The rules on how children use social networking sites like MySpace.com could soon be changing. State lawmakers are working on a bill that would require …

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Bill on parental consent for MySpace advances: North Carolina is slowly starting to turn into New Jersey as far as over-regulation is concerned. RALEIGH – Children under 18 would have to get parental consent to join MySpace.com and other social networking Web sites under a bill approved today by a state Senate appropriations committee. N.C. …

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