Feds: Laws threw sex-offenders together, undercut GPS monitoring

Federal probation officers charged with supervising two Orange County sex offenders who are accused of four killings were overworked, underfunded and hampered by GPS systems that did not communicate, an internal inquiry concluded Wednesday. Full Article

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“The report also blamed state and local laws for exacerbating oversight problems, including sharply restricting where sex offenders can live and pushing many offenders into homelessness.”


Too bad there is never a full analysis of the consequences of a feel good bill like Jessica’s law before it is voted on by the public. As they are finding out more and more with tragic results, none of these sex offender bills and ordinances turns out to be a simple “no brainer” when put into practice.

Yup! All this BS is finally collapsing under it’s own weight. When you consider all the laws, restrictions and ordinances and acts for a by and large non threatening government created lower class of citizen, and the rate of laws, etc that seem to be always popping up the outcome is pretty easy to see.

I find the comment that these two registrants were required to submit to polygraph tests, unannounced visits by probation officers, random drug testing, and sex offender rehabilitation counseling because they are considered “high risk” offenders ludicrous. I live with all these possibilities on a daily basis. My loved one had no physical victim and both of us have been subjected to this kind of treatment. He has been classified as “Low Risk” by everyone who has evaluated him. They have even stated in writing that he is very unlikely to reoffend. I just consider this a legal form of harassment on the part of the probation department, who are just trying to justify their employment. All registrants and their family members (if they live with them) are required to submit to these conditions regardless what their risk status. They pretend they are so overworked. Maybe the solution is to abolish the registry and let the offender serve his probation/parole in peace. From what I see, these restrictions would not prevent anyone from committing another crime.

You treat a person like a street animal…. you get a street animal…

In response to Michael: Thank you for your input. This all sounds so familiar to me. However, you are wrong on your assumption that we live in Orange County as we do not. I am just saying that because all jurisdictions in the state of California welcome the prosecution of sex offenders as it feeds the coffers of the prison/probation departments. Don’t know if this is true, but I have been told that for every probation violation of a sex offender, the probation department receives a monetary stipend upon the conviction of the violation. No wonder they are intensely looking for violations. As far a the public defender comment, we hired and paid an attorney an exorbitant amount of money who filled us with nothing but false hope. On his recommendation, he accepted the plea deal. Like you, the conditions of the plea were changed after it was signed. All I am assured of is that my loved one was guilty of making some very stupid decisions. However, that is what the prosecution of the so-called dregs of society thrives on. They get the individual in a position thinking what do I have to do make this go away and then after all is said in done, the reality is it will never go away. As far as I am concerned, the judicial system in California is just looking for ways to fill their coffers.