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Carson vows to ‘go to war’ to keep sex offender restrictions

Carson’s political leaders are prepared to throw the city’s weight — and its bank account — behind a legal and legislative battle to maintain control over where sex offenders are allowed to visit and live in the city. Full Article

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Hmm; I wonder how many instances of a registrant, or a non registrant committing a crime against a child at day care centers, libraries, or other areas where children gather would be found in Carson if anyone decided to look. It all sounds pretty dramatic; war? This all sounds like more of an ego trip than a “war.” There’s already plenty of state laws in place to allay their fears of the imaginary boogeymen waiting for a chance to abscond their little white middle class children. These people are stupid. I can’t understand why the attorney fees aren’t higher, which… Read more »

As we approach the three quarter of a million mark of registered ex-offenders; I think the registry is impractical as a whole. It is difficult to find a needle in the haystack if the haystack is increasingly larger. There should be a practical path to get off the registry, one that encourages sober living and action. For someone to be told they will be on the registry for life is self defeating; the millions of dollars and untold man hours spent on this pedestrian idea is irresponsible. Societies need to embrace and support their people, not attempt to segregate and… Read more »

The City of Carson continues to act outside the boundaries of the law. The fact that the Council refused to honor the settlement agreement signed by both the City Manager and the City Attorney is but one example. Perhaps the only way to deal with such a City is to fight fire with fire. If they have declared a war, we will have to bring the necessary artillery.

Spank em hard this time Janice!

I wonder how much money Carson has to throw into legislation? Senator Lou Correa already tried this with SB 386 last year, which didn’t make it. It was so bad and so unpopular that he pulled it before the Public Safety hearing. The bigger governments generally don’t like the little municipal governments telling them how to run the state. Just like in McCullough v. Maryland (1819), when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the States could not usurp the authority of the Federal government. Anyhow, I hope Carson has lots of money to hire lobbyists to do their bidding. Because… Read more »

That letter that someone had the courage to write to Correa should be updated and sent to the authors of the current Assembly and Senate bills addressing presence restrictions.

When taxpayers pay for legislators to write up decades old hyperbole that has been proven untrue and unsound, and attempt to disguise it as statute, society as a whole continues to sink to unprecedented lows. The constituents deserve the truth and need to step forward and demand it.

As a registered citizen living in the city of Carson, I only have this to say to Janice. (HANG EM HIGH)

Go to war? What, is Carson all the sudden a military force, terrorist organization, or a rebel movement? Either way I doubt the federal government will approve of these forces on American soil.

Domestic terrorists…

I would go for $2,000,000 at this point, at least. That’s two MILLION dollars.

This amount is in line, and definitely in the magnitue, of virtually every other wrongful restrictions against Americans that don’t involve sex offenders. This is a far greater restriction.

I look forward to this court battle, and hope that the date for the arguments in court are publicized or at least recorded so we can watch the stupidity of the city’s arguments.

How will the public ever get over their “irrational fears” if newspapers and politicians keep insisting all sex offenders re-offend and are so dangerous they cant be trusted to go to a library without jumping out from a bush and assaulting or kidnapping a child? Look at the title of this, its under CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN.

I just have to shake my head.

Unbelievable! An agreement is made and then they refuse to abide by it. What bafoons! With Janice at the helm … they should be afraid, not even sure they can prepare for this ‘war’ ~ they will lose.

Thank you carson public service personnel …keep up the bad work ….Brubaker like ‘weight’ of ‘bank’.

This is NOT a protect the children issue, but it is being used to appear as such. There has not been any history of a registrant (after going through probation, therapy and time served) attacking a child in a park. The real motive I believe is a political one. Registered citizens have become the perfect new political whipping boy for votes. Face it under the guise of punishing those deemed as evil and from the angle used to protect the children who wouldn’t be okay with these kind of measures? To NOT be for them you would somehow be seen… Read more »

They are going to war with the Constitution? With lies as their only ammunition? How dramatic, Doňes Quixote de Carson! Nonetheless, I am willing to chip in a little extra for the war effort. Anyone with me?

Yes Tim, I do not even live in your state but will send a donation when I get paid next week, Janice is the best, CARSOL is lucky to have her.

Unless you’re in some unheard of State where sex offender panic hasn’t arrived, Janice and the CaRSOL board’s actions here should benefit all registrants everywhere, in time, piece by piece. In fact, I’ll look out for actions by other groups in other states to contribute to. Don’t have a lot to spare change, and it is not my only cause but wow, the return on investment! Now I know people hear this and will fly into a panic imagining that demons are being released on the earth because of these successful lawsuits. But I am tired of being demonized for… Read more »

Everyone forgets.. Carson is not a little guy… They have refinery money pouring to them daily… I’m surprised they didn’t refuse the settlement on the first shot…

Seems like Carson has more money than good sense.

I’m not sure of Carsons money matters, but I do know that they have no good sense nor do they have any common sense.

i’m not sure how big you think Carson is, but for the most of many years I’ve lived here all the refineries are located in other citys around Carson. Lomita, Wilmington, San Pedro and Torrence

No, it’s not the refinery money per se. It’s more of a corrupt crony capitalist empire each councilmember seems to be privy to, especially Mayor Jim Dear. They play a lot of games in a lot of courts in the LA metro area, so I imagine they thought that their connections may be able to help in this regard. But their own attorney has not once but TWICE recommended against this action. Frankly, I’m actually GLAD it’s this progressive cess pool of inside crony capitalism that will feel Janice’s wrath. That is why I recommended such a high penalty amount,… Read more »

Carson is facing a budget shortfall: http://www.dailybreeze.com/government-and-politics/20140714/carson-to-consider-declaring-fiscal-emergency-to-seek-more-tax-revenues
I like (sarcasm intended) the city’s proposed surveillance system, which is presently unfunded. Maybe the funds wasted on fighting to keep the ordinances intact will mean the citizens of Carson will also avoid having their privacy violated by cameras all over the city.

…oh, but they will most likely not reinstate funding for the arts or children’s programs — how ironic and stupid that would be.

Tim: This guy, the mayor doesn’t seem to be much of a leader. He and the other counsel members are being unwise with the city’s money at best; but a more accurate description of this bunch is irresponsible. If they are forecasting a budget deficit it makes no sense to expand city operations and services to prerecission levels or to hire new employees. It’s like they are pretending there isn’t a problem instead of working with what they have to work with! I think this city counsel needs to practice a little self discipline tempered with common sense before they… Read more »

Running a yellow light ? So this is how low the city has stooped to scrape revenue off the backs of taxpayers? As far as I know, the California vehicle code indicated that as long as any portion of your vehicle has passed the designated stop line, while the light is yellow, you are not running the red light. Taking a few of these cases to court in a class action lawsuit is what is necessary to underscore the fact that this is a rogue jurisdiction led by a bunch of adolescent minded “leaders” – and I use the term… Read more »

Anyone familiar with my comments on this site KNOW that I have always said that we are at war and are under attack from our own government! I am glad that someone on the enemies side is finally admitting it! Our government is attacking us illegally and violating our constitutional rights with lifetime punishment after we have paid the debt to society (even though many of us are totally innocent and others were found guilty of a victimless “crime”)! So now tell me that passive action is the only way to win this war. They attached first…they are the aggressor…in… Read more »

They need a good, legal, kick in the teeth. I hope they get it come June.

TAKE NO PRISONERS !!

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