Critics raise specter of police state in challenge to new Calif. law

Naomi Akers, executive director of a medical clinic, said her Internet activities will now be monitored by police because of a previous prostitution-related conviction. Click for full image.
(Credit: Naomi Akers)
California voters yesterday approved a new law billed as curbing human trafficking. A lesser-known section of Proposition 35, however, requires residents convicted of indecent exposure and other sex-related crimes to register their social-networking profiles and e-mail addresses with police.
That violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech, including anonymous…

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