Saturday, April 30, 2011

Gov. Cuomo: Get Lost, Internet Perverts

GEO Group and the Big Prison industry

What is my part in the story …

Court roundup: Man charged with stabbing cellmate

NJ sex offender residency rules advance Plans To Ask Users If They're Sexual Predators

4th youth caught in Md: Lawmakers craft bill to require more oversight of S.C. facilities that house troubled teens, children

CA - La Mesa police talk crime at community forum -

La Mesa police talk crime at community forum -

UC ex-doctor Kevess denies sex assault charges

Onondaga County DA's office gets a call a week about sexting, or sending explicit images via cell phone text messages

Australia: Teens earmarked as sexual predators: lawyer

Learn about felons, inmates, sex offenders | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME

CHAPTER 4 Diagnostic Issues Within Sex Offender Civil Commitment Assessments: Diagnostic Issues Beyond the Paraphilias : Sage Research Methods Online

OH - Justices Could Rule On Sex Offender Cases

CA - Gestapo out for registration checks, and the media comes along for ...

FL - Judy Cornett calls people sick and monsters, except her son of course!

Sex-offender residency laws / A pointless effort

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mismatch dot com: How Carole Markin hoodwinked Ame...

I just have to post this again....Wake up America and stand up for the manipulation of others with money, power and sleazy ethics.

Sex Offender Issues: SOSEN Spring 2011 Newsletter (Mark Lunsford is clueless on how his son being on a registry would destroy his son)

Prison Talk Online Community - Forum: Sex offender rights petitions

Lawyer Who Exposed Self to Teenager Gets 24-Month License Suspension

DOE v. PEPLOGLE - Filed: April 26, 2011.

DOE v. PEPLOGLE - Filed: April 26, 2011.

Coping with sex offenders a community task, Tompkins panel says|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Minnesota's Failed Civil Commitment Program For Sex Offenders - U.S. Politics Today - News Media Monitoring

Minnesota's Failed Civil Commitment Program For Sex Offenders - U.S. Politics Today - News Media Monitoring

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rape survivor is prolific advocate at Fla. Capitol

Murder victim was convicted sex offender - Louisville News Kentucky Indiana News Weather Sports

Families of Prisoners Support Group

2 Mass. lawmakers: Shut down sex education website

The False Rape Society: 'If it's a crime report it . . . What are these st...

The False Rape Society: 'If it's a crime report it . . . What are these st...: "I wave the white flag. I admit defeat. I can't possibly write about all the news pertinent to this blog. Keeping up with the false rape clai..."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sex Offender Issues: CO - Panel passes measure to clarify sex-offender registry

Mismatch dot com: How Carole Markin hoodwinked America

Finding Direction: Expanding Criminal Justice Options by Considering Policies of Other Nations

The False Rape Society: College Women Not Charged For Underage Drinking So...

The False Rape Society: College Women Not Charged For Underage Drinking So...: "Consider the following facts, which are neither new nor controversial: (1) 'College administrators nationwide say that alcohol is the wors..."

AL - Proposed law would tighten registration, work requirements

Sex Offender Issues: KY - Police Investigating Overnight Slaying

Sex Offender Issues: KY - Police Investigating Overnight Slaying

Utica NY - Landmarks Society head upset over sex offenders

Finally, truth here.

[But Berlin also said the concerns of residents must be put in context with reality – statistics from the federal Department of Justice show they are less likely to be charged again than those with other types of felonies.

“The majority of new charges are from those with no criminal record,” Berlin said. “Certainly there is a tremendous amount of misconception about these facts.”

Eighty-six percent of cases reported to law enforcement, for instance, were committed by a family member or acquaintance of the victim. And a 2003 justice department study found only 5.3 percent of sex offenders released from state prison were rearrested for another sex crime within three years.]

LA - Danahay: Legislative session will be tough one

HB 55 by Representative Ledricka Thierry (D-Opelousas) concerns sex offense crimes. It prohibits certain sex offenders from using or accessing social networking websites, chat rooms and peer-to-peer networks.
"This is an admirable bill. I want to explore the merits of the bill more thoroughly before I put my full support behind it. I think there's going to be some freedom of speech issues here unless it's decreed by the courts that it's part of the penalties of his parole. The internet has repeatedly been deemed to be an open system on which anybody can express their feelings. I don't know how their going to enforce this. I think it's going to be a nightmare for the courts." Should Not Be Responsible For Vetting Users [Lawsuit Retort]

STATE v. POWELL - Rendered on April 22, 2011.

STATE v. POWELL - Rendered on April 22, 2011.

"Sex, Cells, and SORNA: Applying Sex Offender Registration Laws to Sexting Cases"

NY Child Pornography Case Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Dangers

1,000 cops may face discipline for viewing sex case reports

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sex Offender Issues: "Police cant entrap someone - we can" - Making threats? (PJ video by Willis4play)

Seriously, not right! Vigilantist at their best.

How is this possible that an organization like this, which takes "supposed" crime into their own hands, can get a 501(c)3 status? What is America's government allowing? Wake up America! 

So does this mean I can wait at red lights and wait for people to run them or catch juveniles smoking cigarettes along the streets and turn them in. Where does this stop until American citizens feel the need to round up people when they feel like it?

Turn this website into the FBI like mentioned. It is an outrage!
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As a non-profit, we have now opened our foundation up to taking tax-deductible donations. If you're one of the many people who have contacted us about that in the past, the information is up on the donations page. In the coming week or so, we'll have an online donation option configured and available as well.

We're very pleased to be a non-profit foundation, thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this important designation.

Canada - Christopher's Law Changes Bolster

LA - Issues facing 2011 legislative session range from a birther bill to red-light cameras

"CRIME - Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to ban bath salts, which have been abused as a hallucinogenic, and has another round of bills designed to crack down on sex offenders."

CA - Legal homeless campground proposed for Redding

Law could keep teens off sex offender registry

Sex Offender Books website

Reviews, Research, and Statistics - The Facts about Sex Offender Laws and Registries

Friday, April 22, 2011

Proposed legislation may broaden sex crime definition

Sex Offender Issues: FL - Sex offender charged with exposing himself at registration office, and vigilante Judy Cornett happens to be there

States Consider New Laws To Make Online Dating Safer

States seek to make it safer to find love online

Immigrants: They're the New Sex Offenders

Seriously??? I really doubt it. But if you really believe that, then immigrants are in for a world of hellish trouble.

New website - Post Conviction Relief


"About PCR Consultants

PCR Consultants was formed as an advocacy and consulting firm specifically for people who are contending with the Federal Justice System. The experienced team include over 20 years of experience with the BOP from former residents, and those that went through each step of the way with them. The PCR stands for Post Conviction Relief. However, we focus on all three phases of incarceration: the Pretrial stage, the Incarceration stage, and finally the Probation State. We are not a legal firm, but a consulting firm that facilitates you helping yourself with firm legal ground learned by study and experience in what actually works.

Our Mission

PCR Consultants’ one and only mission is to help those that are facing criminal indictment and/or incarceration by the Federal Justice System. Through knowledge of Bureau of Prisons policy, legal precedent, practical experience, and educating clients, we strive to provide help and affect the most positive change as is achievable for every client."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Teen sentenced to Long Creek for sex assault | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Teen sentenced to Long Creek for sex assault | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

To say the least this is a terribly sad story for both parties. What is worse that this teen will have no future no matter his rehabilitation.

Sex offender facing more assault allegations

I really was undecided whether to post this one article or not. "Facing more assault allegations" by two women he lived with for a year. One, his age and one younger. As you read, we tend to jump to the worst conclusions, but what are the actually charges here? I would really like to know the finally outcome of those since we really never hear the full story, do we?

Don't rush to judge a paedophile

"You simply cannot apply a single approach to every case.
Justice must be individual to each case, otherwise it is not justice at all."

MN - 40% of offenders fail on supervised release in Minnesota
"State considers focusing resources on monitoring high-risk offenders"

"In 2009, state lawmakers asked the Minnesota Department of Corrections to assess some of its supervised-release practices and make recommendations in a report due in January. The Legislature's directive comes at a time when national studies and experts say that some low-risk offenders should get less supervision so corrections officials can spend more resources on frequent offenders who are considered most dangerous."

Could paralleled with sex offenders. High-risk to be monitored more efficiently and low-risk less supervision. Think about the savings and lives that could be normal again.

Editorial: New law makes punishment fairer for sex offenses concerning minors

I love how they portray the Registered Offenders, pretty scary aren't then? What one doesn't realize is that many are more like the teens. Wake up America and know the truth of what the AWA, Megan's Law have done to citizens alike!

UK - Interview: Peter Tatchell on a lifetime of campaigning

“The fact is that most people, gay and straight, have their first sexual experience at the age of 14 and they’re all currently treated as criminals by the law. I don’t think criminalisation is the appropriate response. I’m not saying young people should be having sex, my own view is it’s best to wait, but if they do they shouldn’t be treated like sex offenders.”

Niagara Falls is often a city of unfortunate truths To Offer Sex Offender Screening

Girls, 11 and 12, may be charged with cyberstalking

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Live life to the fullest. It's the only one we get: From Inside - Matthew Maher

Live life to the fullest. It's the only one we get: From Inside - Matthew Maher: " BEHIND THE EYES March 27, 2011 There is so much pain in this world and so mu..."

Pressure mounts on embattled police chief Simon Overland

"And as a $100 million blowout in the cost of a new police crime database was revealed, Police Minister Peter Ryan offered only qualified support for the top cop."

Welcome to our world in America! 

Also, isn't it strange when  someone "blamed police for exposing at least one child to abuse at the hands of a sex offender" that totally destroyed any chance of making it right with society?

Should Dating Sites Check for Sex Offenders

Should Dating Sites Check for Sex Offenders

More hysteria and madness!

Police: Stranger sex assault very rare

Finally some truth. Thanks.

Milo man convicted for the sixth time of failing to comply with sex offender registry law

Oh mu Gosh, please throw this guy a bone already...or maybe do something humane and help him find some place to live. will screen users against sex offender database

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sex Offender Issues: Wal-Smart to start screening all shoppers against the sex offender registry and criminal records, starting May 1st, 2011

This is only an article done in satire about the Sex Offender issue but sadly so true. If you check out the GIF clip at the bottom you'll realize that people are actually following one another through mass hysteria while not even realizing they are doing it. No emotion and on the very edge of a black hole which ends in nothingness. So very sad.....

How a ‘Tough-on-Crime’ State Became Smart on Crime

How a ‘Tough-on-Crime’ State Became Smart on Crime

Why can't screen out sex offenders

"Effort made in response to suit, but offender-registry system easily abused"

Sex offender? No thanks, I’ll take prison

Sexting and the Rush to Criminalize Sexual Expression | RH Reality Check

Men's homeless shelter source of concern

"The center, at 132-10 South Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park, was changed in early February from a family shelter – 276 people – to one that houses only men – 176 residents, some of which are registered sex offenders."

So what is that telling us?

Snags in predator ordinance -

"Under the ordinance that took effect March 1, sexual predators — defined as a person who has been convicted of a sex crime involving someone 18 years of age or younger — are prohibited from living within 500 feet of a school or licensed day care facility within city limits."

New defined ordinance, new punitive surprise.

Sex Offender Screening On Dating Sites Is Messy But Necessary

What about murderers, domestic abusers, drug addicts or alcoholics. Lets just screen 'em all!

Council: Do more Maziarz, talk less

So, "sex offenders and other issues". Wow.

New York Lawmakers Propose Domestic Violence Registry « CBS New York

Prison ordered in sex offense case

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sex Offender Faces More Charges - Video - WESH Orlando

"Classic example of why the Registry does not work!
Watch the video that aired across WESH news last night." ~citizen of Florida

From a citizen of Florida responding to Bill 265 House vote on 4/13/2011

What does being stopped for speeding, for example, have to do with a registered sex offender being a flight risk?  We need to stop punishing these people and focus on the 5% of registered sex offenders who are, indeed, a danger to the public.  Our Florida laws regarding sex offenders MUST be revisited.  Enforcing them is unnecessarily expensive and totally unfair.  We do not need more continuing punitive legislation. 

My friend's 18-year-old son took his 17-year-old girlfriend to the prom and the date ended with him having sex with her.  Her mother found out and had him arrested.  He is out of jail now and on the registry.  He cannot get a job because the registry comes up on a background check.  He fears going to college because of the harassment he has seen other friends go through.  He may not live at home with his parents because they live withing 2000 feet from a school.  Every new law tightens the noose of punishment.  He will never have a normal life as long as he lives in Florida.  Most other states have a tier system or programs of risk assessment evaluation to determine the likelihood of re-offending.  More than that, Michigan is right now changing its laws to institute the tier system.  In a tier system, this boy's crime and many other minor offenses, such as victimless crimes, would be considered tier one and not on the registry.

It has become too costly to track all of the people on the registry.  So what is Florida doing?  Florida is using more legislation and enforcement resources to punish these people over and over again.  Who benefits?  Not the taxpayer who must foot the bill for enforcement, clogging the courts and tying the hands of judges. 

Please  vote NO on HB 265.

Why shouldn't screen members

Why shouldn't screen members

An assault victim sues and calls for a ban on sex offenders. It's a misguided move -- and potentially dangerous

Public may be tuning out high-risk sex-offender alerts

Sex Offender Faces More Charges - Video - WESH Orlando

Sex Offender Faces More Charges - Video - WESH Orlando

Comment from another :

State Senate Moves To Restrict Employment for Sex Offenders


Friday, April 15, 2011

IL - Senate OKs barring teen sex offenders from schools, parks, daycare centers

Ignore me--just venting again!

Someone please, please tell me, is it true that it only took one person to remove prayer from school? So if the answer is yes "How" in God's holy name could that have ever happened. Where is the census of individuals across the United States of America in such a significant impact that has been changing America ever since? 

Then, if this can be the case, what about when a handful of angered parents with wealth and influence ruin not just a couple lives but thousands and thousands. We--okay, "WE" did not allow anything dealing with the Adam Walsh Act, Megan's Law and more pressuring to the injustice of Americans. Emergency session? no quorum....? How did that happen....? 

We were railroaded and now blindsided with the chain-reaction that has caused rocks falling from the tallest mountainside, and that avalanche will continue to rain until America is suffocating and beneath the inequitable and punitive rubble of injustice and hate.

We aren't talking sexual predators here but low-risk, non-violent, first-time offenders that thoughtlessly acted out.

So very, very wrong? How can legislators blatantly tell you to your face something that is contrary in how they actually vote in session. Where is the truth that at one time stood up for something right? Where is our values even after based with fact and studies?

Our four fathers believed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and fought for this so our country can stand tall but somewhere along the way I see Uncle Sam with hunched shoulders and feeling a little betrayed

GA - Judge allows sex offender (son of FBI agent) to live near playground

Texas Debating Sex Offender Registration Changes

News 7 explores differences in punishment for local sex crime cases

Thursday, April 14, 2011

DOC: Report on Worst Rates of Repeat Offenders is Misleading

DOC: Report on Worst Rates of Repeat Offenders is Misleading

MI - YouTube Prankster Talks About 2-Month Jail Sentence: Scary to Know People Think ‘You’re a Sick Person’

Sex Offenders: Murdered: Women shocked by brother's death

Sex Offenders: Murdered: Women shocked by brother's death: "The news story does not explain why this is listed, but, once you read the court case of the prosecution of the person who killed him, the..."

Bozeman man sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape, sexual assault

Bozeman man sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape, sexual assault

Women's Funding Network sex trafficking study is junk science

Minnesota DOC says "Pew Center Recidivism Report is INCORRECT"

Minnesota DOC says "Pew Center Recidivism Report is INCORRECT"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

IL - Judge T. Jordan Gallagher tells sex offender "You’re a second-class citizen and will be for the rest of your life!"

That's not really professional, Judge T. Jordan Gallagher!

CA - Ordinance narrows venues for sex offenders

Woodland man admits failing to register as sex offender

Lawrence Taylor: Did Former New York Giants Great Get off Easy in Court?

Child sex assaults on the rise Police | Bermuda Crime

Child sex assaults on the rise Police | Bermuda Crime

Gov. Snyder signs bill that could clear youthful offenders from sex offender registry

From Glen Burnie Area Lawmakers Reflect on 2011 Legislative Session

District 31 - Maryland

Delegate Steve Schuh (R-Gibson Island)—Excerpts from a letter to constituents

"Working with Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman, I sponsored a bill that would block income-tax refunds for people with outstanding criminal arrest warrants. I also sponsored bills to disallow the use of ‘good time’ credits for criminals who use firearms in the commission of a crime and to require sex offenders to wear GPS tracking devices.”

PEOPLE v. YOUNG - Filed April 12, 2011.

PEOPLE v. YOUNG - Filed April 12, 2011.

Somer's mom fights cuts to cyber crime unit

See video...

Let's look at this with common sense and not through the eyes of parent's hysteria. 

We all want protection with our children and we all want justice. 

The Unit has ruined lives over inadvertent downloads with first-time, low-risk offenses. The Unit seems to entraps many so don't be fooled by its so-called life-saving protection. It doesn't. Hand it over to FDLE and let them run it. Not where an 18 year old downloads two images unintentionally with a multiple of other files and the Unit storms in like saviours of society with ten SWAT-like individuals who bust down your door and treat you like someone who isn't human and has no rights in the United States of America. 

Thank you Governor Scott for stopping this insanity that ruins young peoples lives. Redirecting protection, finding other ways to become a better Florida, being sensible while cutting budget.

And Mark, havent you sold enough GPS yet?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WATCH: Lawrence Taylor on Soliciting Prostitutes, Registering as a Sex O...

'Romeo-Juliet' off MI sex offender list

LA - Civil rights advocates challenge constitutionality of sex-crime law

Michigan governor to sign sex offender registry bills affecting

Michigan governor to sign sex offender registry bills affecting

The False Rape Society: The Most Important Issue This Blog Has Ever Report...

The False Rape Society: The Most Important Issue This Blog Has Ever Report...: "Under the Obama administration's new directive, a male accused of sexual assault may be expelled from college, and his freedom to..."

ME - House kills bill to allow tighter sex offender residency restrictions

Mitchell faculty in the news, March 2011

Original Article:

President and Dean Eric Janus was quoted in Politics in Minnesota in an article discussing the problems that still exist with the Minnesota Sex Offenders Program. Despite having been in place for many years, the program has still never successfully rehabilitated and released a civilly committed sex offender. “We finally have official acknowledgement that the program is substandard coming from an authoritative arm of the state government,” said Janus. “I think it’s a picture of a program that is broken at the most fundamental levels.”

Read the full article Politics in Minnesota

IRELAND - Electronic tagging of sex offenders a legislative priority, says Shatter

Life on the List

Does publicly posting names of convicted sex offenders actually reduce the number of sexual offenses?

Sex Offender Tells His Story

Surprise visitor gives different perspective on issue.

Pensacola couple and son arrested on sex charges

A Pensacola couple and their teenage son have been arrested on charges stemming from sexual offenses against their 8-year-old daughter.

Scottie Louis Cox of the 1700 block of Athens Avenue and Julie Yvonne Cox of the 8200 block of Sedgefiled Drive were arrested Monday.

Scottie Cox, 36, and Julie Cox, 35, have been charged with child neglect without great harm, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office report. So the parents are charged with neglect w/o great harm (likely little jail time if any) while the son, that was likely shown the same thing by someone else, gets sexual battery (jail time) with life registry. His life is ruined while the parents will get their daughter back and go on with their lives. Where is the culpability with that? Parents need to realize and expect some of the consequences especially with considering that the parents allegedly knew what was going on.

The couple's 15-year-old son is facing a charge of sexual battery by a person age 18 or older on a person less than 12 years old.

The girl was sexually victimized since May at least twice by her brother, according to the report.

Her parents knew of the incidents but failed to report the sexual abuse or seek counseling, the report said.

Florida - Law draws line between sex crime and misconduct

Erin Kourkounis

The 16-year-old boy who pleaded no contest Monday to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl probably was not thinking her age would make a difference if they got caught.

He was wrong.

The March 1 incident at Tate High School has prompted discussion about where the line is drawn between a sex crime and misconduct involving two students.

The boy was accused of pushing the girl's head toward his genital area during a reading class. On Monday, he was placed on probation until he turns 19.

He told investigators he wasn't the aggressor; rather, he said he pulled back his shorts to expose himself when the girl asked him to. The girl told school officials she was forced.

Actually, under the law, it makes no difference.

The girl's acquiescence, if true, would not be a legal defense. She is not old enough to give consent, according to state law.

If a teen 16 or older engages in sexual activity with another who is younger than 16, it is a crime, even if both consent.
Laws on consent

Brian Shorette, an Escambia County Sheriff's Office sex crimes investigator, said it is crucial for parents to talk to their children about consent laws.

"A lot of kids are aware that there is some law out there that's controlling what they're supposed to do, but I doubt many of them know exactly what it is," Shorette said. "If they're under 16, they can't consent to any sexual activity, whether it's just touching or sex."

Teens can face felony charges for sexual assault in two main areas. The first is sexual battery — the penetration by or union with the sexual organ of another or penetration by any object. The second is lewd and lascivious molestation — intentionally touching the breasts, buttocks or genital area, or the clothing covering them.

Assistant State Attorney Anne Patterson said there are a lot of good reasons for children under 18 to refrain from engaging in sexual activity besides the fact that it could be against the law.
"There are health concerns, the threat of unplanned pregnancy, the disruption of their education and general mental health issues in engaging in that behavior before they're economically or emotionally ready for the implications," she said.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Couple interesting links that I missed....

Joe The S.O.: The Chomo Gremlin

Joe The S.O.: The Chomo Gremlin: "See the above title? In a sane world, such a thing would be an oxymoron. But guess what? I’m in PRISON. There is no sanity in prison. In my..."

Ohio chief justice wants probation system change

Even if this is dated on Jan 2011, it is still great news. It shows that there is hope even if it is a state at a time.

Senate nixes sex offender restrictions

The False Rape Society: Title IX Sexual Assault Directive Has Just Made Co...

The False Rape Society: Title IX Sexual Assault Directive Has Just Made Co...: "The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has just done something most people would not have thought possible. It's made colle..."

Sex offender tag must be accurate

Burlington considers child safety zones -- Move to restrict where sex offenders can go

PLAMONDON v. STATE - Opinion filed April 8, 2011.

PLAMONDON v. STATE - Opinion filed April 8, 2011.

'Operation Justice' Gets Violent Offenders Off the Streets

Twiawan = Groups protest sex offender amendment

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Police warn of potential sex offender in Forest Hill

Tennessee bill would shield juvenile sex offenders registry from public

Judge says Baltimore gun registry unconstitutional

America: What Went Wrong?

Unfortunately, I have to agree with some of RTAmerica's views. Where has our country's value and principles gone? It is only money oriented. I hope our legislative both state and federal, make a correct stand not for budgetary, judicial but ethically moral.

Bill to Expand Maine Sex Offender Exclusion Zone Suffers Blow

NV - SOSEN CEO Mary Duvall speaks about sex offender laws

If I Get Out Alive!

NV-Mary Duval-Television Interview Sex Offender Laws

New Website -

Came across a new website: Petition below 

Comment from Ricky:

Please also share this petition by email with 10 or more people.  THIS IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN SIGNING IT.  If each of us shares it with enough people to get more than one person to sign it, it will sweep the nation."

Sex Off ender Management Policy in the States

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Upstate NY - Governor signs Grau bill

Overview of “The policy implications of residence restrictions on sex offender housing in Upstate NY” - Socia - 2011 - Criminology & Public Policy - Wiley Online Library

Neighbors petition against trash-laden multifamily - Nashoba Publishing Online

After reading this article, tell me this. Why is there even a sex offender label with this? Does it have any relevance that his property is seen as unacceptable or does it. Why was he not notified to speak up his behalf.

NC considers denying sex offenders EMS credentials

Wildcard judge no stranger to controversy | Decision 2011 | News | Toronto Sun

Wildcard judge no stranger to controversy | Decision 2011 | News | Toronto Sun

Friday, April 8, 2011

How The Weirdos Behind ‘To Catch A Predator’ Blew $US1.2m

Marine Story

On March 22, 2011, in Stories, by tvadmin 
My son Cody was one of eleven young US Marines who were arrested and prosecuted for relationships with a 13 year old girl who lied about her age. Eleven young men who have lost their military careers. Eleven young men who made a mistake, one by one. Each circumstance different, yet each circumstance so very similar.

Cody met Sarah at a park-like area by the Colorado River in Arizona, an area where many of the younger military personnel gather after floating down the river. They talked for awhile and she later acquired his phone number from another young marine and called him. Sarah told him she was 18 and on another occasion, she told him she was 17 and would be celebrating her 18th birthday the following month.

Late one night, Cody received a call from this Sarah. She was crying and said that her father had “thrown her out of the house” and “she was walking in the dark”. What Cody did not know was that Sarah was only 13 years old. He immediately left the base to pick her up as he did not want her to be walking alone at night.

Sarah’s father called the police and reported her as a runaway. A description of Cody’s truck was given to the local police department by a friend of Sarah’s who felt that Sarah was likely to call Cody to pick her up. Shortly thereafter, Cody was stopped by the police due to the description of the vehicle he was driving .

As Cody pulled to the side of the road, wandering why he was being stopped by the police, Sarah revealed her true age.

Cody endured hours of interrogation and admitted to having consensual sex with Sarah.

Sarah admitted to lying about her age. She also admitted to having similar relationships with several other young marines.

Cody was taken to jail.

Sarah was allowed to return home.

Cody was not Sarah’s first sexual encounter, nor her last. Clearly, had Sarah committed a robbery or a murder, she would have been punished for her actions. Clearly, this young lady is in need of counseling and intense supervision as the road she is traveling is a destructive one, not only for her but for the young men who are infatuated by a girl who appears to be, and says she is, much older than her true age.

Sarah’s Facebook and MySpace pages display provocative photos which would be deemed inappropriate by most standards. The pages also list her age as 18. Hopefully, she will move on with her life in a more productive and sensible way. Unfortunately, it will not be as easy for eleven young men to move on with their lives. They have lost the honor of fighting for our country, many are serving time in the military prison, and they will forever wear the scarlet letter of “sex offender”.

Sarah? She is now living on a different military base with her family. May God help the next eleven young marines.

Roberta M. Helming: Education may ease Montville’s discomfort over sex offenders

Usually I don't plan on commenting but sometimes after posting all these articles/information I just get perturbed and disappointed. A personal note venting my thoughts: 

Interesting outlook near end of article....Can you believe that people don't even consider that there are murderers , thieves and drunken drivers on the road that pass you every single day. Wake up people and realize what you are doing with these people you label se offenders. Most are low-risk, non-violent and never commit a crime again but only to be put back in prison for idiotic infractions such as so-called "absconding" because they have no other place to leave. Most were originally driven by hysteria with their charges.

So sad that America has come to this pathetic belittlement and hysteria. Our four-fathers would be so terribly disappointed after their fight to have a live free of tyranny....

Canada - Liberal candidate apologizes for sex-assault comments

Officers located offenders who failed to register.

Eight arrested in sex offender sweep

Read more from this Tulsa World article at

By NICOLE MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Published: 4/4/2011  2:22 AM
Last Modified: 4/4/2011  8:56 AM

In the second sweep of its kind in Tulsa, teams of law enforcement officers arrested eight convicted sex offenders on failure-to-register charges.

Members of the Tulsa Police Department's Exploitation Unit, the U.S. Marshals Service's Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections set out in March to find sex offenders who are in violation of sex-offender registration laws, police Sgt. John Adams said.

In addition to the eight arrests, 47 other sex offenders were located in other Oklahoma jurisdictions and out of state, Adams said. If an offender crossed state lines, agents are continuing to investigate whether charges are warranted under the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

And the search for violators isn't over, Adams said.

"This is the second one that we have done, and we are planning on doing them about every quarter, give or take," Adams said.

Adams supervises the Exploitation Unit, which investigates missing-persons and runaway cases, coordinates Amber Alerts, and maintains sex- and violent-offender registrations. Last summer, the unit signed an agreement to work with the U.S. Marshals Service's task force.

Then in September, the agencies took part in their first sweep targeting sex offenders who are charged with failing to register. The sweep in March was the second such crackdown.

Oklahoma law requires convicted sex offenders to specify where they intend to live when they leave Department of Corrections custody. Then, if they don't register in that city or any other jurisdiction, they are considered "absconders."

Offenders who move to Oklahoma from other states are also required to register here.

Adams said it is difficult to track registered sex offenders under the current laws and that it can also be very difficult to get charges of failing to register filed against them.

"Right now, it is very difficult to get charges filed on the absconders because of having to prove jurisdiction," he said. "We physically have to locate the offender living at a location where they are not registered."

Adams said detectives have cases where the offenders have signed paperwork, such as Department of Human Services or property records, that indicate that they live in Tulsa, but police still cannot get charges filed against them.

They also have cases where there is evidence that an offender has repeatedly used a debit card in Tulsa or has been stopped by police and told the officers that he lives here, but it still is not enough evidence for a charge, he said.

Some of the offenders who are now classified as absconders have gone to a police station and tried to register but were told that they couldn't because their addresses were in "safe zones."

A law took effect in 2006 prohibiting sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of playgrounds, parks or child-care facilities. They were already prohibited from living within that distance of schools.

In Tulsa, that made more than 90 percent of the city a safe zone, meaning sex offenders couldn't legally live there. The restrictive residency laws have come under scrutiny because many sex offenders are no longer registering because they can't find a place to live legally.

"We have talked to legislators who say that they know it is a bad law, but they are not going to do anything about it," Adams said.

Proposed legislation: Tulsa police say pending legislation addressing sex offenders who live in mobile home parks will not affect the Tulsa area.

Last week, dozens of convicted sex offenders attended a legislative committee hearing to protest a bill they said will force them from their mobile home park in south Oklahoma City. The men who attended the meeting are residents of the Hand Up ministry, which houses more than 270 offenders in the mobile home park.

The bill states that mobile homes or trailers cannot be defined as multi-unit structures for purposes of sex-offender living restrictions.

The House Judiciary Committee approved the measure over the objections of some members who expressed concern that it would force the residents to become homeless.

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On a Personal Note

Thanks for the opportunity to express my thoughts regarding the issue of citizens’ rights, particularly addressing certain sex offenders’ crimes that do not fit the devastating, inequitable and endless punishment given.

As you know, many young men and women lives across the nation are being destroyed by incarceration, life-time registry and restrictive laws that do more harm than good. For those individuals, there is no second chance.

Below is a personal letter to President Obama:
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“Dear President Obama,

I truly agree with your sentiments that individuals, such as ex-felons, should be able to receive a second chance at life. Since we all know that one can veer off that path of life and travel along rough, rocky terrain, sometimes running off and ending up in some ditch. We all have made our fill of mistakes and sometimes those held a costly consequence that changed life forever. So we lived through it, trying harder to make things right with family, friends and those around us, but what about those who aren’t able to make things right even if they tried…because they’re labeled as too dirty, a leper, a person who is rejected from society and home.

But what if they’re a seventeen year old and had sex with a fifteen year old, consensual at that? Or they’re a teen that had gotten so enraged after a breakup that he sent out naked pictures of his girlfriend on his cell phone or email? Or an individual urinates where someone just happens to see them?

All are wrong and a travesty but do they deserve the life of no second chance with a registry that ends all. They are labeled, no jobs, no where to live…they have been deemed a menace to society, a plague. These certain circumstances, and many other situations similar to these, I believe still deserve a second change.

Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

After my son’s early release and two years of prison, I thought I had handled that fact graciously knowing after serving his time he would be able to get that fresh start, that second chance. He was an exemplary inmate, GED, college courses and vocational classes. Little did I know that a second chance on the outside was the farthest from the truth? He now struggles and lives in a trailer park sharing a trailer with another and surrounded by others in the same rocking boat, one to float endlessly in shark infested waters. I see him little because of probation requirements (he couldn’t live with us because we were 800 feet near a school). My family is afraid of what would happen to them if he lived with them…vigilantism. My son has no other place to stay since others condemn him of his crime that is screamed from the highest rooftop. Sex offender, sex offender!

Not all sex offenders are pedophiles or predators but some are simply young kids that make one stupid and rash decision that eventually changes everything, and they have no idea what they’ve done until their life is never their own. Exactly, where is that second chance for those sex-offenders who are lumped together with pedophiles and predators? Now, it makes me sick to think of my son’s future and many like him that are on the registry and many with no second chance…ever. I am asking you as a mother and as another concerned citizen of the United States that these laws are looked at again and taken into serious consideration in what they are doing to the Constitution of the United States, not for sex offenders in general but the future rights of every citizen, before anymore are put into effect. They unjustly strip an offender of their rights and place them in a guillotine that can be easily set off by anyone and at anytime. Where is the second chance for ex-sex offenders in the present, pending and future laws?”
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What truly saddens me is the weakness and deterioration of what the sex offense issue is doing to our once, great nation. Across Europe, others are seeing the injustice and disregard of rights, but we ignore this problem and it makes me wonder where humanity is heading….

We have become a hysterical society in which our latest witch-hunt is a sex offender--no matter his/her crime.

Below is a email sent from a foreign advocate to a father of a sex offender:
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“The tragic story of your son's death is just so sad that it's difficult to explain how. It was very hard to read your letters. It seems almost unbelievable that this can take place in a democracy! From our point of view, there is no justice in this. Not in any way: not for you, your son, the former girl friend – or even the state.

It is an abusive legal system. It seems barbaric. And we are so very sorry that this takes place. That's why it's so important for us to try to neutralize the debate with this…, hopefully making some changes. ….. to show the every day life of the sex offenders, trying to show how they keep on being punished, even after served prison time…..But we will for sure tell the story of the injustice that your son has been exposed to.”
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I appreciate everyone's commitment and backing to protect everyone's civil rights, plainly as noted in the Constitution of the United States and is presupposed, giving ALL men are “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”