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CO: Sex offender says parole officer made threat after testimony

A convicted sex offender who testified before a legislative committee Tuesday was threatened with “severe consequences” by his parole officer, according to a complaint filed in federal District Court.

The Department of Corrections is investigating whether his free-speech rights were violated. ____ ____ spoke at a hearing where advocates for sexual-assault victims debated mothers of sex offenders about a consultant’s report that Colorado was wasting tax dollars by overtreating low-risk offenders.

He told legislators that he came out of prison as a low-risk offender, but after two years of treatment at a cost of $500 a month, he has been separated from his friends, was told he can’t go fishing and was penalized for letting his mother bake pies in his home.

The next day, his parole officer, Genie Connaghan, displayed a newspaper article about the hearing on her desk and told him “he would suffer ‘severe consequences’ for testifying at the hearing,” according to the complaint filed by ____’s attorney, Alison Ruttenberg. Full Article

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  1. j

    As mentioned before and as we are all aware, Colorado is the state that put the “Drac” in draconian. Their laws are based on lies and fear mongering simply stated. Then all of the countless minions go into action spouting out – as in this case – the evil to the point where they can’t even contain it within legal bounds.

    It is behavior like this that sets examples that others follow while they proactively take action on laws based on lies and continually erode constitutional protections one encounter at a time. A lie told a thousand times becomes truth and here you have an army of liars. What is to be expected?

    Flush this public dis-servant from the payroll immediately and call her to testify in front of the legislature under oath and let her see the wrong side of the law where she belongs.

    • Q

      Hi j;

      I thought the dubious honor of being the state that put the drac in draconian was California.

      “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe
      it” : Adolf Hitler

      “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” — Tacitus, Roman senator and historian (A.D. c.56-c.115)

  2. j

    Q – your quotations shine the light on human nature and underscore the fact that it hasn’t changed one iota in two millennia. They ring loud and clear and are painfully obvious and still applicable in today’s world.

    They underscore exactly what these laws and the intended (and resultant) reactions to them are.

    If anyone doubts that there are real Nazi’s in government, take a good look.

    • Q

      Hi j;
      I’ve heard it said that history repeats it’s self. How unfortunate society seems to have forgotten the lesson’s learned and the sacrifices made to bring down the Nazi tyranny just a short time ago. So below is our task.

      “It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose
      delusion and error”.. Thomas Paine

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