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A “no-knock” warrant was served by a SWAT team in Atlanta last week on a suspected drug house. Rather than identify themselves, the SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade into the home which landed in a baby’s crib as the child was sleeping, burning the baby terribly. There was no comment as to whether drugs were found.
Once again, police out of control injuring an innocent child. This is happening all too frequently these days. I guess this time an officer didn’t sexually assault the child…

These Gestapo members should be held directly accountable for criminal negligence and punished to the full extent of the law, as well as publicly shamed just as they do to others.

The militarization of our civilian police has got to stop.

They burned this poor child and, in all likelihood, will never get so much as a slap on the wrist. Had this child been caught peeing in public, he would be subject to a lifetime of public shame on the registry.

This is why all military ordinance needs to be taken away from the police nationwide. They have proven themselves not responsible enough to use military ordinance, and besides; why in the HELL does our government think it’s alright to use this stuff on us in the first place?!?!? They need to lose their war on this, war on that mentality Too.

I think you mean ordnance. 🙂

Flash bang grenades have a useful purpose when used responsibly which was clearly not the case in this unfortunate event.

Tomorrow is Election Day. For those voters in Orange County it might be of interest that the OC District Attorney position is up for grabs. After several years of running unopposed T-Rack actually has a challenger! http://democracy.com/DiamondForDA While I am not necessarily endorsing this candidate I would vote for Bozo the Clown if he ran against the current OCDA. T-Rack, and his hench(wo)man are the ones who pushed the now unconstitutional – thank heavens and CA RSOL – parks ban all over the County. A retrospective: http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2014/05/a-rackauckas-retrospective-is-this-the-county-we-want-to-be/ It seems fairly obvious that the sex offender hysteria is the star to… Read more »

Any citation or sentenced issued under these unconstitutional ordinances should be fully expunged and compensatory damages awarded accordingly and automatically.

I am not in OC but would vote for Greg Diamond if on my ballot. Nothing would make me happier than seeing that one trick pony Tony Recockulous voted out of office.

Thousands of prisoners apply for Obama’s drug clemency program

http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-of-prisoners-apply-for-obama-s-drug-clemency-program-014250109.html

Cant wait to see how many registrants get a break.

Some might find this bit of history interesting.

Dr. J. Paul de River was largely responsible for crafting California’s sex offender registration law back in the ’40s.

Of perhaps more interest is that he took his child bride to Mexico to marry her. She was 17 at the time and he was 35. No word on if the baby that popped out the next year was certainly conceived before or after the marriage.

If interested in the good doctor, Google “The Strange Case of Dr. de River.” Fascinating read.

Thank you for that, George. I was just wondering today how the registration law came about, and the rational for it at the time. In addition, 67 years is long enough to have seen whether the non-public registry was doing any good.

Tim, there were too many murders of women and children around that time, including the Black Dahlia and two little girls, and there was panic. I think Gov. Warren, later Chief Justice of SCOTUS, even called an emergency session of the state legislature. Dr. de River happened to be the expert of the day.

In the fifties there was another panic concerning sexual psychopaths, that was later quelled by expert testmony, according to Loic Wacquant, author of Punishing the Poor. It seems to be a cyclical event. Today the panic has become institutionalized, even a cultural phenomenon. Apps to find offenders, residency and presence laws, treatment centers, technological monitoring, imprisonment of minors–it all looks like moral exercise in and of itself, rather than a response to crime (which from what I know hasn’t changed much in 60 years.)

Thanks, Tim. I’ll look into Punishing the Poor. The book that got me interested in the history is Moral Panic by Philip Jenkins. He goes into some detail on the the ebb and flow of panics over time and and does an excellent job of explaining it.

The origins of this law suggest a close link to McCarthyism and the same type of fear mongering and hyperbole.

Apply that infamous question used in those Congressional witch hunts and substitute a few words. “Are you now or have you ever been a sex offender?” It pretty much sums up our existence today. Nothing has changed.

Here we go…another month, and yet no decision on Prop 35. I really, really want to know what is going on. It is almost 9 months since the case. This is not good. Can anyone come up with the reason it’s taking so long? I’m really beyond hazarding reasons for this delay. I cannot believe that a decision is taking so long. As I said before the way the justices were seemingly very one-sided in their conduct of the case, particularly with questioning and comments highly critical of the state’s argument, should have made this case a no-brainer. But what… Read more »

If You have an Email account “”Like Gmail” You can get daily alerts & IF you Type Sex Offender in Your Daily alerts You’ll see why & what the Media is doing & There Are people messin’ up too,,,It is hard to watch every day what comes through but It is News from around the world ! Draw from that and You will filter Your own answer in about a week! I used it when I was a Minute Man For RSOL.It became overwhelming after a while..& Negative every day I had to get out of it besides I Was… Read more »

I mentioned before with relation to 35, it is an election year, and probably better not to have judges or other officials sweating any liability or soft on crime labeling until next year (IMHO…)

p.s. Spaeaking of 35, does anyone know of any trojan horse clauses in any of the propositions up in November?

There is no risk of election ramifications for the judges on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals or the US Supreme Court. So that’s not the reason, per se. I am not discounting, though, that they are trying to craft a decision supporting email / id registration by looking at decisions and ordinances from around the country. However, let me expand on my own theory, which is based upon general analysis of human nature. The plain fact is that the justices most probably didn’t research such laws before the case in Sep. 2013. So when they heard the arguments, they… Read more »

And So to Fight Back without gettin’ sunk? I said self what to do? Well Hunter S. T. said” When the Goin’ gets Weird The Weird Go Pro,,, & set up My Lin Profile,,Hahahahahaha! & I’m sure I’m hated in some Circles there too I was infiltrated twice By some one in a network trying to talk Crap about Me & I deleted 1/2 of My network I Really did not Know or I felt was Not beneficial Or Positive. I have a contact That is in Mental health,A+ High Contact If I wanted,, I can talk to her about… Read more »

I am just wondering…is there a section here that is specific to female registrants? After reading most of the posts, the overall tone suggest most of the posters are male. I am a discretionary registrant, not on any public registry nor have I ever been subjected to any of the treatment others have received from probation or any law enforcement officer. So when I started speaking to my therapist about the recent news of board’s decision on the registry overhaul, she informed me that the low-risk assessment tools are about the men who take the static-99. Women don’t even take… Read more »

That is an EXCELLENT question, NPS! This is a direct violation of the constitution if a tool that can be favorably applied to one group is not allowed (or in this case, not possible) to be applied to another group.

To have to take the static-99 or any other action other than those required at the time of sentencing is unconstitutional. Anything a registrant is required to do, other than to show up to register, is punishment after the fact. Any misuse of the information or inference as to implied guilt or risk, is another violation of civil rights. There is no right way to do the wrong thing.

That leaves women SOL. A test designed for males cannot or should not be given to female offenders/registrants. Seems to me that all this crap is arbitrary and discretionary anyhow; those who give the Static-99R and those who score it can (and some do) put one into any category they so choose. We all know that a 10 question assessment isn’t reliable nor valid.
I think that female registrants ought to sue on equal protection grounds. Just my opinions.

Hmm. I really don’t believe that we women are SOL. According to my therapist, and she reads and supports CARSOL, there is a general consensus that women don’t reoffend and at least in her professional experience she has not ever had a female client reoffend. But she encourages women who are required to register to look more into this matter and their rights both as Americans and as mothers. She mentioned someone by the name of Charlene (?) who is a contributor here. Is there anyone here that has written specifically about women registrants? Are there any posts that are… Read more »

To believe women offenders never re-offend is completely naive. ..prostitution is labelled as a sex crime, and you could not convince me that no woman convicted for prostitution ever goes back to it. While on parole, there was a woman there for that very reason…within a couple of months of her release from prison, she was at it again, and found herself heading back to prison. The reason they aren’t worried about them is because they are fewer in number, and they aren’t seen as predators, stalkers, and molestors in the same way. If a teenage boy sleeps with an… Read more »

Prostitution is the only example you could come up with? That is a a victimless “crime” with both parties involved. That is not even close to the same issue.

SOL?

Has your therapist heard of Mary Kay Letourneau, who was convicted of rape of a 13 year student of hers, had the child in prison, and while out on parole met with the child again? The result of her parole violation seems to have resulted in a second child from him, which she had in prison, after being sent back to serve her full term. Maybe she is a rare case, but looking at the recidivism rate for men, that’s rare also, and chances are we are not going to re-offend. This story is often spinned as a love story,… Read more »

Yes, my therapy has. In fact, we even discussed her case. Is she a classic definition of a sexual deviant? No she isn’t. She also only had just the one victim (whom she eventually married). She isn’t a predator in that she continued to abuse other children. She went back to prison because she violated the terms of her parole which was to stay away from her victim not because she committed new crimes. Oh wait, there was that issue with an unpaid traffic ticket. Authorities will try to use any case to show that this woman is a criminal… Read more »

Well, you know, many men have had only one victim or no victims. And many, such as myself have had mental health issued. And yet they come to my door to do a compliance check, and apparently they don’t to yours. In fact, they never come to some men’s doors for some reason. Why?

Tim

Funding; that’s why.

Maybe. Or maybe it is a decision made by some board, like our SAFE board here in San Diego County that’s charged with monitoring former offenders and there is no state wide standards.

You can throw John and Reve Walsh into this category of adult/minor relationship. Walsh even admitted that if Reve’s dad knew what they were doing, he (Reve’s dad) would have killed him (Walsh). Was it a joke? Dunno…but I DO know John would be a Level 2 in virtually every state if Pops had decided to go to the sheriff. Who else? How about Ted Nugent, hyper-militia ex drug-freaked rocker in Texas. Had a 14 year old girl LIVE with him for awhile! Now he suggests shooting rapists before they get out of prison. Turn your rifle around, Nuge… I’m… Read more »

now that CA ROL “membership” are growing.
Would it be possible to start a
protest like the arrest of Rosa Parks which ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.

or the Nashville sit-ins where over 150 students were eventually arrested.

What “little spark” do we need?

we may need RSO people willing to be arrested to make a point…

just an idea and let’s get this ball rolling..

We need RSOs that are sympathetic public characters in popular media. I can’t believe Rosa Parks and others would have been as successful in their fight for civil rights were it not for the likes of Jackie Robinson and myriad MoTown performers. The laws changed as the cultural color barriers came down. The same is happening now for LGBT citizens. Perhaps RSOs are the last frontier of tolerance. I am 48 and have been living with this BS since 1994, but it was much easier before Megan’s Law and our kids came along. I am not sure I can handle… Read more »

I was planning a trip with an employee to Seattle in August. I called King County Sheriff and told them I would be there for 5-6 nights and I was told that was an okay amount without having to check in with the King County department. I see on the PDF from this site it is only 3 days? I am confused.

Has anyone been successful getting a Certificate of Rehabilitation with a 288(a) conviction? Maybe I am in the wrong place. Seems like everyone here has had no victim, been innocent or had a misdemeanor. My lawyer did mention trying for an expungement after ten years. It is now 14 years. That lawyer was very expensive. I just recently paid off the debts this has caused.

Hello Waiting for the End It’s possible that you may have missed the boat on expunging your 288a conviction. Keep in mind I’m not an attorney…just basing my .02 on what I have read on the internet. I believe that expungement normally becomes an option right after completing probation. Once off probation…you can petition the court for an expungement. Thanks to AB20 (a California Assembly Bill) that went into effect on Jan 1, 2014…many (if not all) sex offenses involving minors are no longer eligible for expungement. Check out the CR-180 form online…I believe this is the form a lawyer… Read more »

From section 17 of the penal code: ” (3) When the court grants probation to a defendant without
imposition of sentence and at the time of granting probation, or on
application of the defendant or probation officer thereafter, the
court declares the offense to be a misdemeanor.” My sentence was suspended and I received and completed probation. Any thoughts on what this means?

No. You’re wrong. This is only for crimes related to 311.2

In fact, the bill specifically states:
the Governor shall have the right to pardon a person convicted
of a violation of subdivision (c) of Section 286, Section 288,
subdivision (c) of Section 288a, Section 288.5, or subdivision (j) of
Section 289, if there are extraordinary circumstances.

Thank you for setting that straight. I thought I saw where PC 311.xx was added to the list of offenses not eligible for dismissal under PC 1203.4. The full text now reads (new additions – presumably by AB 20 – in bold): …does not apply to any misdemeanor that is within the provisions of Section 42002.1 of the Vehicle Code, to any violation of subdivision (c) of Section 286, Section 288, subdivision (c) of Section 288a, Section 288.5, subdivision (j) of Section 289, Section 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, or 311.11, or any felony conviction pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 261.5,… Read more »

Since I’m not a lawyer I decided to look for something online that explains/analyzes AB20. Should have done it before my first post. Sounds like the bill targets CP convictions if/when it involves government computers, networks, etc. So perhaps there still is some relief for most CP cases (ones that didn’t involve government equipment.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_20_cfa_20130807_170507_asm_floor.html

I am not an attorney either, I usually point this out but this time I did not, but the way I read AB20 is that it has 2 parts… one prescribes a fine for those CP convicts using government computers. Ok, really no problem with that one. This amends PC 311 and its subsections. The other part modifies PC 1203.4 (dealing with expungements) where expungements are no longer an option for people convicted of possession etc of CP. The current language for PC 1203.4 has no provision for the use of government computers. Keep in mind that a dismissal under… Read more »

I feel like the lit match that I had set my sights on a year ago, the light I was going to use to mentally make it through a very dark tunnel, has just been blown out. Very hard to remain hopeful.

Joe:

It wasn’t on anyone’s radar. I was in my attorneys office discussing relief; we were looking at the law and unpleasantly surprised to see the bold type you mentioned that has effectively closed the door. Its absurd that the rest of my life should be ruined with no hope for anything when there wasn’t even another human being involved, for what was essentially a thought crime.

First, I am not a lawyer. As the statue stood before this past November 2013, 288(a) was specifically denied a certificate of rehabilitation. This case cleared the way: http://calapp.blogspot.com/2013/11/people-v-tirey-cal-ct-app-nov-15-2013.html http://www.leagle.com/decision?q=In+CACO+20131115056.xml/PEOPLE+v.+TIREY My understanding is that is the aspects of the law that denied us relief were held to be unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the California constitution. As a result I am attempting the process. In the mean time a bill (AB1438) has been introduced to “correct” the flaw in the law and deny relief to everyone. It seems to be on a fast track and if I read… Read more »

Hey Waiting…

Check Poeple v. Tirey and Poeple V Marinelli; both 288.a cases but Marinelli is a 664.288.a which is an attempt. Tirey says that a 288.a is eligible to file for a COR but I do not know if the new laws nullify Tirey. I’m not a legal mind. so you should look into those cases to see if they apply. If income for filing is an issue, you might qualify for public defender services in your county. Good luck and keep fighting, keep supporting CARSOL.

I’ll have to talk to a lawyer. This is really confusing. I’m 288(a). The parentheses around the a make a big difference.

Oh, and thank you. It’s great people here wish to help others without prejudice. In a better world, you guys would be valued for who you are.

It is not really confusing… yes the parens make all the difference. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=00001-01000&file=281-289.6 288(a) is “Lewd & Lascivious Acts with a Child under 14” – the lewd act being from a touch over clothing on up. PC 288, subsection (a) 288a is Oral Copulation – with minors as well as with force. i.e. PC 288a(b)(1) – OC with a minor under 18. PC 288a, subsection (b)(1). 288(a) (L&L with a child under 14) is indeed excluded from seeking a dismissal / expungement under 1203.4). HOWEVER, MCH is correct, that is in limbo right now due to the aforementioned Tiery case,… Read more »

My poor typing and blatant laziness did leave of the () around the a. Yes, should have been 288.(a). Had coffee so I’m not so lazy now…

… lose the period and we’re good. 288(a), no dot. At the risk of being a pain in the *ss, this does matter. I know someone who held off on getting a COR for years and years because of this confusion. There are law firms out there who specialize in post conviction relief / expungements and many have a quick qualifier on their web site. The question “were you convicted of any of those offenses in 1203.4 (above)” is right at the beginning and then kicks you out if affirmative. When asked if it was for 288(a) it sounded good… Read more »

Yah. I remember going on those sites that offer expungement/cor relief. I wasn’t aware of the parenthetical “a” at the time and thought I was kicked out, but maybe not.

Now here’s an interesting story for your input, which actually did happen. While I was away in the mini-bar hotel in 2005, the youth pastor at the church I had attended had some kind of sexual contact with one of the 16 yr old girls. He was 30+, married, kids, etc. No complaints were ever filed…nada, pretty much just fired the guy and sent him packing. Here’s where it gets interesting; the police chief and another retired cop served on the church board. Aren’t they under obligation, along with the Pastor to report such conduct? Not judging, not accusing, not… Read more »

In the State of California Mandated Reporters are fairly well defined. http://mandatedreporterca.com/faq/faq.htm – What is a mandated reporter? Church Board members are not on the list. Active police officers, yes. Retired, no. Perhaps all of the above would be required to rat out their brethren too much? Not sure. Now judging… while inappropriate, to have a willing and voluntary relationship with a 16/17 year old – a person that would be prosecuted as an ADULT for any kind of crime – in any setting ruin someone’s ENTIRE life is a premise I am not willing to accept. Hence my involvement… Read more »

Back in 95’here in California when I was at my “misdemeanor” hearing, I struck a deal with the DA and the Judge. I told my lawyer that if I agreed to the DA’s penalties, that I would not have to go on the “New” sex offender registry. My lawyer talked to the Judge and the Judge said it would be no problem that he would handle it. At then end of my summary probation and completion of my penalties, there was no registration required of me. A few years later, I had to remove my sister-law from our home with… Read more »

At the risk of sounding like a broken record…. you have Certificate of Rehabilitation written all over you. No one (or everyone with a criminal record, any criminal record) should have to deal with this crap until their last breath and certainly not someone with a misdemeanor 20 years ago. Talk to your lawyer. If you do not have one, I would suggest CA RSOL board member Chance Oberstien for a place to start. ps. the sex offender registry was hardly new in 1995. It has been around since 1947. According to a recent report by the CASOMB there are… Read more »

Yes, you can apply for a COR. All reports are that they are rare to be given to any registrant, but some do get them. However, consider before you leap: the investigation it entails could be more ruinous to you than continuing to register. They are likely to talk with your neighbors, current and past employers, come search your home. And your name will end up on the public legislative record as seeking a pardon, something all the news people look over (although unless you are a celebrity or something, I don’t think they would find a misdemeanant to be… Read more »

A.N., What investigation are you takling about? Is that a county by county thing? I applied for a COR in Orange conuty in 2012 and there was no investigation that I know of. Not even a phone call prior to my hearing.

Well, generally it is by the county, yes. Specifically which agency, I’m not certain, but I presume the sheriff’s, certainly under the direction of the prosecutors, but maybe the local police if you are in a city with its own police department. Mind you, more than one county might be involved — both where you live and where your offense happened. What they choose to do for an investigation is up to them, so yes, county by county. They will have done some level of investigation of you, even if they did not come around and search and did not… Read more »

Joe,

Thanks for your input/opinion. I do understand why that church “problem” was taken care of in-house. What bothered me most was that the mandated reporter did nothing while I was away, enjoying bologna sandwiches at the expense of county taxpayers. Still a tad bit bitter.

A huge Thank You to all those who contribute so willingly on here. I’ve gotten so much benefit from other’s wisdom and experience and beyond that, even hope for the future. Looks like this may be a good year for a bunch of registered citizens.

Precedent set by federal appeals court in New Hampshire: Even though I’m pretty sure it’s legal to film the police here, this can still be a helpful tool if the police try to prevent filming by any means. It’s still somewhat weak (audio), but it helps.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/woman-charged-with-wiretapping-for-filming-cops-wins-57000-payout/

http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/12-2326P-01A.pdf

I hope this can be used in California and someone picks up on this. I think the implication for registrants is that this can be a powerful tool during compliance checks or any other time a registrant is confronted by police

Input requested please! I’m wanting some wise counsel for an upcoming hearing on July 14th. Here’s the deal; I filed a record clearance application and will have a hearing in court with probation and a judge. My charges are identical to those in Marinelli, 664.288(a) and 664. 288.2(b), the classic sting charges. I’m represented by a public defender in that county and they recommended I be there to give personal testimony in court. I’ve been a very good boy before and since my arrest and plea, no violations, no brushes with the law, no problems at all. I help others.… Read more »

What do you mean by “record clearance.” The only actual “clearance” you can get under the law is if you prove “factual innocence.” That is a higher standard than simply beating the case. We can’t really comment for you unless we know what statue you are filing under. I can’t tell if you are challenging the conviction on the basis of something about the sting, or if you are seeking some kind of post-conviction relief, and if so, what relief, under what statute. I’m gathering this is felony level, and you did not get probation. Even an “expungement” in this… Read more »

Does PC 288 relate only to offenses against minors? The victim in my was 22 (older than me) yet 288 is the first thing listed on any list of convictions including the Megan’s Law site. I do not believe it would make a difference in my requirement to register so I did not pursue getting it removed. but now, given my druthers, I’d rather not have it than have it.
Any input, as well as recommendations for an effective attorney is appreciated.

Anonymous; The Record Clearance Application is filed “pursuant to Section 1203.4 PC” as stated on the application. This will clear the record, but not the punishment of the registry. That part is phase II of my plan. So, according to the county Record Clearance Application, it states the clearance is MANDATORY, if certain conditions are met: a. placed on formal probation and fulfilled all probation conditions b. convicted of a crime but not placed on probation or state prison, one year has passed, completed the sentence, and have obeyed the law. c. Paid all restitution and fees. A big yes… Read more »

mch, yes, I am very familiar with all that. I note, despite the choice of the application designer to add in the word “clearance,” a word that is not in the law, nothing is cleared, a line is simply added, as I noted above. I also note, that line b) you list is actually a neighboring related statute in the Penal Code. As it happens, if you got relief via that statute, you would not have to register, because 290 only says that if you got 1203.4 relief, you still have to register — it does not say that about… Read more »

Ummm…let’s see. Registrants arrested for a new crime is at 5. something % and Recidivism Of drug offense Prisoners Released In 30 States From 2005 To 2010 Within 5 years of release is 76.9% rearrested, and now that guy from Kenya wants to let dangerous druggies out of prisons to corrupt the youth of this land while as many avenues of relief for registrants are being closed as quickly as as possible. It’s getting more stupid each day. 🙁 Another Obama administration reform plan: Shorter sentences for 20,000 drug inmates Just a few months after announcing sweeping clemency program. http://news.yahoo.com/obama-administration-backs-shorter-sentences-for-20-000-more-drug-inmates-195955521.html… Read more »

So I wonder what’s really going on.

Does anyone know if public defenders can be sued for mal-practice? And a pvt attorney that would take it on contingency or pro bono?
I’m going for my COR thur a PDs office, and I don’t think the PD assigned to my case is doing anymore that filling ot the form and submitting it. Something that i could have done myself.
This seems doomend to fail from the start.

OK here’s another one. The Sex Offender Management Board says that the registry is overcrowded and needs to be thinned out. I wonder if that thought process or information works its way down to the courts and influences them re their granting Certs. of Rehab? Then there is the logic that if you are not on the Megans Law web site, you are deemd, by operation of law, to be such a low or no risk to the public that they have no right or need to know about you as a registrant. On top of which you have had… Read more »

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-anonymous-petitions-20140617-story.html

“In the context of political speech, it is important that a writer be permitted to be anonymous to prevent others from prejudging the writer’s message based on personal dislike, the majority said.”

If I’m reading into this correctly, I think that this is an excellent sign of the eventual outcome of the lawsuit pending against Prop 35, which essentially makes the same case that the majority concluded here.

I’m moving to Garden Grove from Westminster in 3 weeks. Does anybody know what the registration experiences is like in Garden Grove??

California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter announces his retirement. He will step down next January. A short list of names already has been bandied about who might be his replacement — but unfortunately, I do not see Janice Belucci on that list. Dang! If I were governor, I would l name Janice. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-baxter-retire-california-supreme-court-20140618-story.html#navtype=outfit Baxter was appointed inn 1990 by right wing Republican George Deukmejian. He has been considered more moderate than Deukmejian although still conservative – but on the single issue readers here are interested in, he voted against us every time. Brown’s first appointment to the high court, Goodwin… Read more »

So I was just reading through South Carolina’s registry requirements for a vacation I am planning in the late summer and stumbled upon this gem:

(F) If an offender receives a pardon for the offense for which he was required to register, the offender must reregister as provided by Section 23-3-460 and may not be removed from the registry except:

Correct me if I am reading this wrong, but even if you receive a pardon in SC, you may STILL have to register? WTF?!?!

South Carolina is what’s wrong – it’s still the deep south essentially…

This is interesting – Trying to ban questions about convictions on employment applicaitons: http://www.nelp.org/page/content/banthebox/

This was in today’s Chronicle regarding juvenile sex offenders and punishment. It seems like the pendulum is finally swinging toward a more logical and common sense approach.

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Audrie-s-Law-goes-too-far-some-legislators-insist-5570164.php

Things that make you go…hhhhmmmh. What is wrong with people? The woman is claiming he is making provocative moves? The comments are clearly in favor of him, and many want him back. BUT, this is how it starts. Have one person be offended and others will catch on. This is another good example to show how differently people are being offended. How will they feel if this old man ends up on the Sex Offender Registry for doing what he (and obviously many others) enjoy?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/park-ranger-loses-job-after-he-was-dancing-while-on-the-clock-202609943.html

How ridiculous;

“As a parent and seeing all the parents that were covering their kids’ eyes and turning their heads away”

I suppose it’s only OK on TV with allot less clothing and way heavy on the sexual overtones. Or on the Disney channel.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-authorities-arrest-275-child-predators-n142136

Coming to a neighborhood near you! Just an FYI and more stellar police work.

Actually I think this supports our cause. All these tough sentences for committing sex crimes, and a lifetime on the registry to look forward to and still this many people are still “lured” into attempting it. Sounds to me like the punishment detergent is not working. I believe it has the opposite effect. The danger involved increases the libido and makes it harder to control sexual desire. The broad spectrum of people also suggest this is a more “generic” problem in human sexuality, not something you can pin on a certain type of “weird” person, and most certainly not something… Read more »

275 alleged child predators arrested in California, as read on KCRA.com. From what I read on this story, they baited people to show up at parks. This sure can’t help our cause in the media when they do this.

Unfortunately, sensationalism is at the root of many aspects of this legislation rather than pragmatic application. Keeping the public in the dark about the actual statistics and effectiveness also seems to be a key strategy of implementation.

Any downstream exploitation based on this is a bonus for media, le, propagandists, vote grabbers and fear mongers alike.

Yay yay…RonLake…you know this incident could really help this political prisoner listing (their sexo list) when the news report says >95% of new ‘sex’ crime arrests are from people NOT on registered list ….news report that..?…so more likely than not those new ‘sex’ “predators” are NOT from registry…news report that ..?…news reporting the waste of taxpayers money on a listing when new crimes are NOT from registry ..?

So I just stumbled across this…. an initiative that just made it on to the November ballot, reducing certain non-violent offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. Things like shoplifting or forgery. Due to the prisons busting at the seams, a huge percentage of budget being spent on corrections and an ever increasing felon population that is virtually unemployable becoming a drain on society. Sound good? Sure, except for the fact that the proposed law ensures that all those required to register under PC 290 are excluded from this new provision and will continue to be charged with and prosecuted for felonies.… Read more »

Is there an update on Proposition 35? It’s been so long and so quiet.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Newspaper-police-don-t-report-shootings-to-state-5588249.php

More police news…So police are failing to report to the state 67 deadly shootings? Oh, the paperwork is too extensive and so confusing. If they can’t keep track of 67 fatal shootings, how in God’s name can they possibly keep track of the registered citizens and the mess that’s been created by a very extensive and confusing registry? I’m smelling “cover-up”

This just came out in today’s SFGate. Oakland is getting ridiculous. “Innocent until proven guilty” is out the window. On the bright side, an overwhelming majority of the readership is against this.

http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2014/06/30/website-in-oakland-to-shame-pimps-johns/

They did this in San Diego sometime in the nineties. I remember a coworker who visited a policewoman posing as a prostitue and got his name and picture in the newspaper.

NPS

Having lived in Oakland in the past and now have family there, this kind of police “work” is about all Oakland cops can do. There’s constant gunfire in town, to which police don’t respond so anything that will put Oakland cops in harm’s way is a no response situation. This is becoming typical of law enforcement in big cities; public shaming above public protection, guilt is assumed, shoot now and ask questions later. Oakland has one corrupt police department that’s staffed largely with lazy cowards that selectively enforce the law when it doesn’t interfere with donut breaks.

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