OC’s district attorney sounds off against 3 Senate bills that would change the state’s bail system, sex-offender registry and laws for gun crimes

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and victims’ rights advocates sounded off on Monday against three state Senate bills that would make sweeping changes to California’s bail system, sex-offender registry and sentencing laws for gun crimes. Full Article

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And here we go….another right-wing nazi sympathizer from Orange County. I’m so surprised.

These well intentioned, misguided people should really start by monitoring people that have Violent tendencies. The vast majority of physical sex offenses didn’t involve violence. You have a few rare cases and suddenly these knee-jerk reactions drive asinine laws that destroy families and freedoms. It’s ridiculous. Do people not try to look at an issue from both sides anymore? Any human being with a soul will feel bad about what this woman’s child went through, but that is in the extreme minority of cases.

That OC DA is such a Tea Bag. Nothing would make me happier than to see him go down in flames like that other OC creep, Mike “America’s Sheriff” Carona.


I love how the DA assigned that this will retroactively change plea agreements. He didnt seem to mind when more punishment is retroactively applied to registrants.

“The People will not be given the benefit of their bargain in plea agreements. Many offenders who have pleaded guilty over the past 30 years have pled to offenses which under the SB 421 would not require lifetime registration. However, in many of these cases, the People considered the registration requirement as an important tool to enhance public safety. We used this tool to determine a just disposition, and to communicate the fact of lifetime registration to our victims. SB 421 would retroactively apply the new tier system to offenders whose offenses have already been adjudicated.”

It’s all nonsense about how victims are speaking out and wanting more tough laws for monitoring and notification of registrants based on fear, anger, and aggression, which leads to pain and suffering. These people need to think about what they’re asking for because registrants have families too and have lives to live. The reason why they want more tough laws is not for protection but for vengeance and are driven by emotional distress to not let things go and learn to forgive and seek professional help and resolution instead of going to their legislators to pass tough laws that will make matters worse.

Wonder what that guy’s got hidden in his closet. On second thought, I don’t want to know. Time and time again we keep seeing those in a position of power, influence and control over people’s lives thrown into a spotlight for some very serious criminal activities later on. It usually tends to happen to those who are publicly trying to target sex offenders, regardless of circumstances, history or time since conviction. These kind of people need to be monitored. Ever bit of their activities warrant being placed under a microscope.

Unfortunately these kind of people also tend to live far beyond a typical life expectancy.

You can be a sponsor of Erin Runnions Joyful Child Foundation for a mere 25,000 a year. It auctions off diamond watches, and French Chateau vacation packages. It recently presented a Citizen Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award to District Attorney Tony Rackauckas , who happens to need a a quick distraction. Quid pro quo?

Grand jury alleges sexual misconduct at Orange County District Attorney’s office


I am SO SICK of this D-Bag! Can Orange County just secede from the Union already! Bye bye!

Did everyone watch the eyes of both men as she was talking? It would be amusing if it wasn’t so serious…both men looked so nervous, like they were fearing discovery of something especially the man on the left….kept looking everywhere….I wonder……..

Orange County DA’s office has current complaints that are being investigated by the state Attorney General and the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

I like the comments and observations in this thread. I also think everyone here should post on the articles comments section. Stand up and be heard.

Is Erin Runnion for real? She is mentioning that as a blanket rule, 10,000 offenders are immediately removed from the registry, and that this is a bad idea? She is the one judging everyone as a blanket opinion. If she took the time to research the 10,000 offenders whose offense go back to 1987, she would realize that most have moved on with their lives to live a good life with families of their own, never having re-offended again. But, she is too busy running her ridiculous campaign. She is asking how one would feel if their child was sexually assaulted, and how it is the least they can do to monitor that person for the rest of their life. Wake up Erin because you are not worried about the killers out there or the drug dealers who will lure your children into using drug or the drunk drivers who are a daily threat to your beloved children. She really needs to get a life and start sounding more intelligent when bringing up this nonsense. It almost seems like she can’t change her opinion anymore since that is what she is known for and she needs to keep this appearance.

In contrast to what Rakookis says, what about people who took a plea bargain based on the fact that they could be off the registry in 10 years as was the law in 1997 and in my case. Then they changed it a few years later. Isn’t that the same thing he is arguing just going the other direction? I took a plea bargain after the DA convinced me i could be off in 10 years, now 20 years later i’m still on there and it’s for life now. Love the double standards.

I went to OC years ago with an expunged offense/summary probation. History! The DA was nuts! They do whatever they can to win! I’ve never seen anything like this! I find OC’s Judicial System to be very unjust!

Anybody know how the hearing on SB 421 went today ?????…thanks

I have nothing nice to say about local government in OC. Just worms in the fabric of our government causing below the surface rot. There has to be something fundamentally wrong in Orange County. Really unhappy individuals taking it out on others.

They want to spend tax payers monies and punish, punish and punish. Lets not fix the problems, lets keep the general public in the dark and scared. Their money is easier to spend when people are scared and uniformed. All in the dark shadow of public safety. What a sham.

Why are they ignoring their own data? No one else is.

SB421 Passed! We had over 70 people show up in support of the bill, and only 2 in opposition

Back in 2011, I predicted to Rackaukas’ face (actually his associate), as well as the five Orange County supervisors, that their proposed park ban for sex offenders was going to get torn down. Janice and company tore it down over the next few years as predicted.

So there is ammunition to use for the senate and assembly judicial committees to ponder.


Having Erin Rinnion there was nothing more than emotional propaganda.

While what happened to little Samantha was certainly god-awful, the guy that did it to her was NOT a registered sex offender at the time.

Having Erin Runnion there creates the impression in the minds of people who are not familiar with the details of the case, and that is the VAST majority of people, that Samantha was killed by a registered sex offender. And so therefore the underlying message is;
Look what that dirty registered sex offender did to that little girl. They are ALL just like him. Therefore we have to keep punishing ALL of them for the rest of their lives.

I feel like there a battle between North CA and South CA.