Category Archives: SORA

The naughty/nice hearings

Scene: The Santa Clause Courtroom, Santa, J. presiding. For the defense: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen. For the prosecution: Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blixen. Clerk: Number 2, 457, 278,970 on the calendar, Stinky K.  Santa: This is a determination as to whether Stinky K. … Continue reading

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Shackles raise hackles

Appellate Squawk’s idea of a good time is to pile into the Supervising Squawk’s cramped office with half a dozen other squawks to watch live streaming arguments in the Court of Appeals on his computer. We kibbitz the good guys … Continue reading

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Solons propose animal abusers registry (for real)

Cruelty to animals is a terrible thing, but we’re mystified by the bill before the Legislature proposing a SORA-equivalent registry for “animal abusers,” i.e., persons convicted of an offense under “Buster’s Law,” popularly known as Agricultural and Markets Law 353-a. … Continue reading

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Advertise your service or product on the sex offender registry

At a press conference today, Assemblyman Outerboro and Assemblywoman Sixpack announced a new bill that would permit the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to accept advertising on its Internet Sex Offender Registry. “With over a million hits … Continue reading

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A SORA Loser

SORA Hearing Bronx Style A complete transcript Judge: What are we doing here, People? This is a SORA hearing? DA: Yes, your Honor. Judge: I see the Board is recommending level 1, but of course you’ll be seeking level 3, … Continue reading

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