When a grocery store manager was leafing through his inbox on a Monday morning earlier this year, he found an anonymously sent envelope containing a page that had appeared to have been printed from a “Megan’s Law” Web site, which states set up to identify sex offenders to the public.
The manager immediately recognized the man in the mug shot.
But a witness told The Advocate that Sterling did have a gun, but was not holding it or reaching for his pockets during the incident.
After calls from Sterling’s family, local activists and politicians, the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office decided to turn over the investigation to federal authorities.
For example, a rapist shares the same fate as a man who as a teenager exposed himself as a high school prank.
This stigma can make ordinary activities such as traveling abroad more difficult for registered sex offenders.
The 48-second video showing the shooting of Alton Sterling has sparked outrage in the community and on social media.
The officers have been identified as Officer Blane Salamoni and Officer Howie Lake II. Sterling was selling CDs outside the Triple S Food Mart, at the corner of Fairfields Avenue and North Foster Drive, WAFB-TV reports.
If you need to travel (either inside or outside of the United States), you should check in with your probation officer or the court. Be prepared to provide a reason for your travel and to ask for permission well in advance of your intended departure date.Some acceptable reasons for travel include for business, family-related events or emergencies, and vacations.Keep in mind that whether you can gain approval for your travel will be dependent upon the circumstances of your case.Having to register as sex offender carries a stigma unlike any other punishment for a crime in this country.The same stigma applies regardless of the crime that the person committed.