D.A. Wants Top Court to Review Rulings Overturning Ban on Sex Offenders in Parks

Orange County prosecutors petitioned the state Supreme Court to review two appellate court rulings striking down a ban on registered sex offenders in the county’s parks and in more than a dozen of its cities.

“The people of the state of California respectfully petition this court to grant review of an important issue affecting every city and county in California,” Deputy District Attorney Brian Fitzpatrick wrote in his petition to the high court. “Cities and counties need to know whether they can act to protect children within their communities from the approximately 75,000 sex offenders living in the state.” Full Article

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The decision of the Orange County District Attorney to appeal these decisions is expected. Having said that, it is still a waste of taxpayer dollars and the citizens of Orange County should be outraged. Two courts have issued clear decisions stating that the county’s ordinance is void and therefore unenforceable because it is preempted by state law. IF the state Supreme Court grants review of these decisions, we can expect a l-o-n-g wait for their decision similar to the 3-year wait for their decision regarding residency restrictions. In the meantime, California RSOL will continue to assert pressure on cities and counties that have such ordinances to repeal them. Cities and counties that do not repeal their ordinances will be subject to legal challenges.

That orange county courthouse shop has NO business near the scales of justice ..what that shop should protect and defend for children and everyone is the Constitution …….orange county injustice..tear down your walls.

The people of Orange County should use whatever legal remedies (if any) exist to remove Tony Rackauckas from office! In my opinion, this guy does not have the best interests of his constituents in mind. Instead, I feel that he has his own political agenda in play and at great expense to the tax payers of O.C. If there is a way written in law to have a D.A. removed, then I think the people of Orange County should step up now and start the process.

Local ordinances should continue to focus on nuisance and quality of life issues and leave complex criminal justice matters in the proper arena of State Law where they rightfully belong for a host of reasons far too complex for megalomaniacal narcissists using such ill founded concepts for future political gains.

Does he work with the county supes or is he answering to a higher (Hitleresque)
power?

Need help with this please. We just got back from the probation office in Orange County, and my boyfriend was told that he could not enter ANY parks at all. I don’t know if the PO is just not aware of the law banning SOs in county parks has been overturned, or is it something he can still demand? It is not a stipulation in his PO paperwork. So, can my boyfriend who is on probation with an ankle bracelet enter an Orange County Park or would that be a violation since his PO told him he could not? I just really need clarification with this as we don’t want to do anything that could get him in trouble. We will abide by all the rules and laws, but we love hiking and biking, so it is very important for me to find out. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I concur. The bottom line is that we have murderer’s, gang members, drug dealers, wife beaters and a host of other serious criminals with more rights then some guy running around with a misdemeanor conviction from so long ago. I plead non contest 18 years ago (massage parlor), all charges dismissed, eventual charge dismissed/expunged and I received summary probation as a result. Now, so many years later with an MBA and no legal issues prior or thereafter, I’m still paying the price. The sad part is that I’m highly educated and no longer trust law enforcement and those individuals partaking in coming up with these crazy laws. Its nuts. Great job OC. Here is the question I have. I live near Seal Beach. I also partake in a sport that required me to visit the pier. What if I sue Seal Beach? Can I? I don’t live in the city, but their law does affect me? Can I take them to small claims court? Just curious. Im ready and angry

Why don’t we have an influx of sex offenders suing cities? Then, lets see how they react? Small claims?

maybe we can learn how to file our own lawsuit.

is there a class on that?

I had thought about a lawsuit, too, but rather than coming from the registrants, wouldn’t it be better to have the family membesr and friends who are affected file this suit? After all, they suffer the same, if not more, and they truly do not deserve this at all? Thoughts?

That orange county has been wrong for over twenty years..people have been proving them wrong as they continue to whined false deceptive evidence information to taxpayers ….paper fear…they have no facts..but propaganda.