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Sex offender wants parks proximity (National City)

A registered sex offender in San Luis Obispo County is suing cities across the state, claiming he has every right to go near schools and parks — and National City has become his latest target. ____ ____, 61, of Grover Beach, was convicted in 1979 of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. His attorney, Janice Bellucci, says he has relatives in National City and wants to visit.

She sued the city in federal court last week over its ban on sex offenders being within 300 feet of a school, day care center, arcade, playground, park or amusement center. Full Article

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  1. Joe

    What a stupid article…. “Sex Offender wants parks proximity”? How about “Citizen required to register under Penal Code 290 wants his Civil Rights restored”?

    And the poll… “Should sex offenders be allowed within 300 feet of schools, parks and other places children frequent?” It is a amazing how quickly something becomes the norm. And now moving about the country normally – should be “allowed?”. By whom? The Mayor of National City? I think not.

    Sheeesh… thank you Frank and Janice!

  2. Q

    As far as the poll goes it doesn’t really matter how many people don’t want people around parks, etc, because the state supreme court already ruled these local restrictions are not in line with state law, therefore these local Salem witch hunt ordinances are void. What these cities and townships have been doing is placing themselves above the state supreme court laws already in place. I mean; far be it of me to tell them they can’t do this, that is unless they want to pay Janice’s attorney fees. They’d be foolish to resist.

    Why do I get the feeling this city is rooting for full of baloney Tony down in OC? I have to laugh at the choice of words here when the article calls their unconstitutional ordnance “innovative.” Well; I suppose they can call it whatever they want, but just because they call a unconstitutional ordnance “innovative” it’s still unconstitutional and goes against state law. And I seriously doubt anyone on the registry would want to go hang on a chain link fence at some nursery school, or any chain link fence anywhere, for that matter. That comment is as stupid as the one about registrants cruising around looking for victims in a post a month or so ago. The author is obviously just trying to stir the pot with that ludicrous statement.

    I am always amazed how people as ignorant as mayor Morrison ever get into public office. Morris and his kind should be shipped off to North Korea for at least five years so they can learn why we have laws that protect these fundamental rights of EVERYONE; not just the ones he and his kind deem worthy. I think it would be funny if Janice mailed him a copy of the latest Casomb paper suggesting the very kinds of reforms his kind probably have an intense ignorance based hate of. And you can be sure, these laws and ordinances are ignorance based. That’s for sure.

    Thanks Janice, thanks Frank. I always get a good feeling every time the truth of peoples, towns and cities ignorance comes back to biter them.

    (NOTE) We (all registrants and CA-RSOL) should start holding family and friend based picnics at the nicest park in every city and town that is forced to repeal or stay their ordinance’s. We could invite the mayor and police chief, as well as the public so they could see that we aren’t the monsters people like Mr Morrison would have them believe we are. We could also hold a workshop on the constitution and bill of rights; they obviously need it!!! 🙂

    • Tim

      Hi Q. I thought, before the court ruled against the ordinance, that we should hold a political meeting in one of the parks. There is an exception for political and religious gatherings.

      • Q

        Hi Tim:

        I’m not aware of a exception for political and religious gatherings. Don’t forget; this is California, a part of the United States, where you can watch (almost nightly) the first amendment being violated on TV every time some group of people wish to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

        The police ALWAYS come in like some occupying force in a foreign land and escalate the situation, then they usually attack the crowd, beating and arresting whoever they can. They always cite some city ordinance as justification for their actions and they act as though their local ordinance trumps the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. I think they have things backwards.

        I’ve never seen them do this for a picnic type gathering, which is the reason I chose those words instead of political, or more accurately, special interest group.

        There’s nothing yet to indicate the court will undo their ruling. I also think ALL CITIES & TOWN should get their heads out of their as_es and take note of the state supreme courts decision and take the appropriate action; which would be to repeal or stay their illegal ordinances.

        I’ll see you tomorrow if your still going to L.A. 🙂

      • Robert Curtis

        Tim I’m waiting for former Deputy DA’s (Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s) new victims memorial to be finished before launching our Registrants in the park meeting there. Why would I do such a horrible thing? Because we are very much victims ourselves for having to tolerate a very punitive online hit-list registry!

        • Q

          Hi Robert Curtis:

          NO WAY!!!! Is Todd Spitzer really putting up a victims memorial?!??!? What a egomaniac!

          I hope the first meeting is at the park where the memorial is. Please keep me and everyone else informed. I want to attend the Registrants in the park meetings. I want to exercise my freedoms.

  3. Eric Knight

    The article and the poll are the reason for why Janice and CA RSOL exist: Because the tyranny of the majority must be tempered in a legal manner in court. Frankly, the same 75% or so who voted to restrict registrants from park would also vote to force registrants to wear a chicken on top of their head in public if they could get away with it.

  4. Someone who cares

    Another ridiculous article in my opinion. Mayor Morrison says that if you are a “Registered Predatory Sex Offender”, you don’t get all your rights. Ok, but neither do ALL the others who are not Predators. Again, all would be put into one category since they can’t distinguish. What if another mayor gets in some sort of trouble, would Mayor Morrison agree that now all mayors will have to step down? Exactly! How can these people be in such high positions when they have no common sense or any sign of intelligence, and who are these people who vote uneducated people into office? Everything always boils down to education.

    • Q

      I think Mayor Morrison thinks everyone and anyone on the registry is a predatory “sex offender.” The man is just another one of the ignorant masses.

      ig·no·rant adjective \ˈig-n(ə-)rənt\
      : lacking knowledge or information
      : resulting from or showing a lack of knowledge

      • Eric Knight

        It’s ok. Let him rant. The more he does, the bigger the ka-CHING!! at the end of the day in federal court for Janice’s fees.

        • Q

          Hi Eric Knight:

          I think he’ll change his tune if he or their city attorney talk to any of the other cities that have stayed or repealed their presence restriction ordinances. Especially the ones that have had to pay Janice’s attorney fees. I can’t recall how many cities that is; but I believe it’s at least one.

  5. JM

    I have been a subscriber of the San Diego Union for over 40 years. Today, I wrote a great response to their article and it was deleted within minutes. My freedom of speech crushed. How do you try to educate the public with such media resistance? BTW, we are no longer customers after this week. We will stride to find another way, a better way.

    • Q

      Hi JM:

      Not one bit surprised. Most people don’t realize it, but the american press is highly censored. People that work within that industry have sunk to the point of thinking it’s alright to not report the truth. When it comes to major stories the appropriate politician tells the press what they can and cannot print. It’s called suppression of fact’s. The democracy in this republic is becoming more of a sham each year.

      “Without an unfettered press, without liberty of speech, all of the outward forms and structures of free institutions are a sham, a pretense — the sheerest mockery. If the press is not free; if speech is not independent and untrammeled; if the mind is shackled or made impotent through fear, it makes no difference under what form of government you live, you are a subject and not a citizen” – William E.
      Borah

    • 290 Wife

      @JM – your comment reminds me of my situation a while ago. Because I write all my internet musings in a big Word file first, I found my comment from a while back – copy and paste:

      I was a LA Times subscriber for over 25 years. Home delivery, 7 days a week, auto pay every month.

      I understand that just like the rest of the media the LA Times has to sell ads and if it bleeds it leads. Or even better, the words sex offender in the headline. Not even ‘registered’.

      For me the last straw was a year or two ago when a headline read ‘so with dementia missing in blah blah blah’. So this was about an older man with a conviction from tens of years ago (the dates were on the megans web site) suffering from dementia who most likely wandered out the front door. Do ya think the family regretted asking authorities for help finding him before he came to harm?

      Anyway, right afterwards I canceld my newspaper subscription – of 25 plus years, mind you. I was looking forward to the call from the sales department how they could get me to re-subscribe. I had a speech all prepared. The call never came.

      Clearly the LA Times does not miss my 4-500 bucks a year. I do not really miss them. I enjoy having the extra cash in my wallet.

  6. Tim

    This poll is meaningless except to show how misinformed the readership of the Union Tribune is. If I owned this paper, I would fire the staff and hire people who know how to do journalism.

    • Q

      Hi Tim:

      I get the feeling the poll can fall under what’s considered rabble rousing.

  7. wonderin

    One commenter wrote:

    On the one hand, I believe if you commit a crime, you pay your debt to society, and we give you a second chance…on the other hand, sex offenders are often not redeemable, and liberal judges, overcrowded prisons, and early releases mean many do not receive just punishment….

    So…I respectively replied that perhaps he meant to say that a few are not redeemable and I would agree with that.

    Lo and behold they deleted my comment.
    I searched the comment rules and found none that should have caused my reply to be removed or is it just common knowledge not to challenge a Top Commenter ?

    I did find a rule that was against one comment which advocated violence against sex offenders written by another Top Commenter: Forget putting perverts next to parks, how about putting sex offenders downwind of a pistol range? but it was not removed.

    I can only assume that this is an evil intent to promote hate and violence against registrants no matter what their personal situation may encompass.

    And for that I can only say shame on them and their supporters.

    • Tim

      This fascist paper condones violence. Anyway how does one comment without a Facebook account? They probably own shares in Facebook. Another way to squash decent?

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