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ACSOL CA Action CANCELLATION Alert for May 8 LA Court Murder Hearing

UPDATED May 1, 2018: 

The May 8 press conference and filing of lawsuit has been postponed. Future date to be determined and announced.

Correspondingly, ACSOL will not be meeting as an organization at the hearing.

 

Original (obsolete) March 16 posting:

ACSOL members are encouraged to attend a court hearing on May 8 in Los Angeles County that will feature four men charged with the brutal murder of a registrant in late November 2017. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 4 of the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse, 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance.

“Although the man who was murdered in this case was a registrant, the District Attorney refuses to add charges to reflect that fact,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice. “Instead, the District Attorney has characterized this terrible crime merely as a home invasion.”

According to media reports, the defendants in the case went to a hardware store and purchased tools which they later used to break down the registrant’s locked apartment door. It is reported that the same tools were used to both torture and kill the registrant.

“The government has blood on its hands because they publicly listed the registrant’s name, home address and other personal information on the Megan’s Law website, which is available to the public,” stated Bellucci. “The Megan’s Law website has become a shopping list for vigilantes who harm registrants solely because they are on the registry. The public listing of registrants’ names, home addresses and other information must be stopped.”

In addition to this brutal murder, several registrants have been killed by vigilantes in both California and the nation due to information published on Megan’s List. In some of those vigilante attacks, spouses and children have also been harmed.

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Absolutely the government has blood on their hands. Our f**king government is such a scam.

Wait, there must be some mistake here. I’m sure it’s all just a big misunderstanding. Our elected “officials” have clearly stated, numerous times, that the registry is not punishment, and that its requirements are no more of an issue than getting a membership at a warehouse store. We must have bad information here! I have one question: Who in LA County is leading the charge to have the DA fired/recalled, disbarred, and prosecuted?

If you did try to recall the DA, then it would be considered sexist and racist. The DA is Jackie Lacey, a minority woman. However, considering the political climate today, no one would dare raise a pen to sign a recall petition at this time against her in CA. Very few on the left coast would attempt a repeat of what they are doing to Judge Persky in Palo Alto, CA. The best one to challenge this is Janice.

This is the Redondo Beach case, correct? There’s no reference to the particular case here which would be helpful IMO.

Even people of color and women seem to be turning tide against Jackie Lacey. There have been countless police shootings in Los Angeles County since Lacey was elected into office. However, she has never prosecuted even *one* officer.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-jackie-lacey-brendon-glenn-20180314-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-cop-shooting-lacey-proctor-20180309-story.html

https://knock-la.com/da-jackie-lacey-the-families-of-police-brutality-victims-deserve-better-than-this-56beceb08363

Wow, that says something about Ms. Lacey’s tenure. I’d imagine a petition drive would get quite a few signatures for a possible ballot recall measure. RCs could be a benefactor here using those who have suffered at her office’s hands leading the way.

Yes, the murder took place in Redondo Beach. We know the name of the registrant, but we’re not publishing it at this time as we are gathering additional information about him.

Any go-fund info would be appropriate.
God save US.

Matt, love it SO True! Fact check, prob Villa****a running for Cali state Leader after Brwn. Isn’t that the truth, murders, kidnappers and arsonists and DUI killers and mainers are given their lives back… Matt, do we see them on Perm. Websites ran by the calf gov? Or nationally? N O. Cetainely not post convict and parole completion. Lots of Rehab for them N O N E for RC’s that follow the laws post Parole/Prob. Where’s their life-changing rehab??? Doesn’t exist-Continual Punishment and no forgiveness, just hate fearing uneducated mongers = The majority of the Public. S A D! Welcome… Read more »

Well stated. I completely concur Janice! This man paid his debt and obviously moved on! How many more times does this have to happen? I’ve read so many articles where a registrant is murdered, spouse murdered, children murdered and I’ve even read where a neighbor etc is mistakenly identified and hurt or murdered! This has to stop! I think this is a wonderful article and I think it’s an opportunity for the victims family to file a lawsuit against the state! If he hadn’t been listed online, this clearly wouldn’t have happened!!!!

Our california government is PURE F***** EVIL, no doubt about it, just look at jerry brown ! Making up illegal laws ! the registry… we should be able to speak on this as we are ALL at risk ! Hopefully the deceased family SUE the government, just heard in LA the police paid millions for claiming a STORY was made up about her kidnapping ! When these aholes have to start paying millions over and over they will change ! Since im not legally allowed to own a gun im thinking a good crossbow ! :)…at a minimum :L) the… Read more »

Whoa!!!! Jerry Brown made the tiered registry into law. This is a huge step in the right direction. For politicians to do even the right thing is not easy. Let’s give him credit. He did what no others have done for us.

A real tiered registry would be the right step arguably, but not what we got. And we promoted Jackie Lacey ad god, became her biggest cheerleaders over that fake tiered registry. And this BS tiered registry, which is just renamed CORs, will now prevent us from ever getting real relief. We were not led to Heaven with that tiered plan, we were led to hell. And now we complain about Jackie Lacey?! I told everyone here about her during the debate of her tier plan, and I just got shouted down, and instead everyone here was told how great she… Read more »

Oh My Eric, let’s forget our Gov in hiding singing our reg tired bill…dud we all firget?? Sure it 4 years later when all the DA’s gov and other Senate and reps out OUT Of OFFICE In 2021! How convienent! They can hide when four years later it wont hurt their Politicalstatus or not get votes for ‘letting out the RSO’s’ gone loose and rampid. They forget they been out and On The Streets >(more than 30%-homeless due to their laws) all this time!??! What other bill has taken 4 freggin’ years to go into effect? REALLY? They chopped up… Read more »

Because many of us are convicted felons, we cannot own a gun. By posting our addresses on a public website, the government might just as well require us to post a sign in the front yard that reads, “Attention: Thieves and violent attackers! This house is a safe target for you. They have no way of defending themselves and you will have free reign to do whatever you fancy.”

and if the RSO died while you are attacking him, we will just charge you to a misdemeanor

That is precisely why criminals are perusing the registry to find targets they know won’t be armed and will not get public sympathy.

On the other hand, even if the registrant shot them in self defense, the registrant would be charged with the crime. The only real safety is to be off this evil public registry or band together in a community and watch out for each other.

Honestly, tell me how appearing in the gallery is going to help the cause or anyone individually.
1. You can’t comment on proceedings, only view.
2. If you do appear opposed to the path the D.A. is taking in the case, you open yourself up for retaliation from others present.
3. The anxiety of walking into a court room again under these conditions would deter so many of us.
Just my own opinion.

It is important to fill the courtroom so that the District Attorney will know that we care about enough about the registrant who was brutally murdered to take time out of our busy schedules to be there. We also want to assert pressure on the DA to recognize this man was killled because he was a registrant And to add the appropriate charge to the 4 defendants.

Janice, do you think someone can alert the media to be there if people take the time to appear?

Yes. We will issue a press release and possibly conduct a press conference on the morning of May 8. Registrants and family can choose to join the press conference or stay away if they wish.

O.K. I will try to make it. Anyone want to carpool?

Tim – I have interest in carpooling but it depends on where you are coming from. I’m in Orange County and can drive 6 people if anyone is interested.

I am coming from mid San Diego County. I can hold 5 people, but if I can avoid driving all the way to LA, that would be great to hitch a ride in OC. I can meet you there and help pay for fuel to go the rest of the way. I won’t be a problem.I am very quiet and easygoing in person. I can bring up whoever else wishes a ride. TimMoore299@yahoo.com

This is going against what we stand for and or mission statement, what happened?
Safety Reasons for all?

I sent a detailed email to the D.A. voicing my concerns in reading about her intentions regarding charging of defendants.

Can anyone refresh my memory if these four assailants actually stated that a) they stated they used the registry to find this guy b) they stated because the guy was on the registry is why they tortured him c) they stated because the guy was on the registry is why they killed him If all four are recorded on their confession records, then the act was not against any other type of person. Why is it that a registrant who is killed by accident in a train or is murdered that the public at large states that person is a… Read more »

IN AMERICA WE FOLLOW OUR LEADERSHIP!

If one wonders why so much violence, discord and nastiness exists in our country refer to the title above.
If you wonder why we have so many killers, rapists and thugs refer to the title above.

And in CA, registrants who are victims of a violent crime are forever excluded from help through CA Victims of Violent Crimes Program. They set us up to be violent crime victims, but exclude us from victim services. Who says justice is blind?

Excellent point Lake Co. Another area where RC’s are denied fair Rx. Thx

We need to stand together and let the world know this is not right. We will try to be there.

I have issues with this. First, there is nothing in even the post here that says the reason they killed this guy was because he was a registrant. If that is the reason, state that, but don’t PRESUME anything. Second, I have an issue with we, of all people, to be pushing for harsh criminal punishment! We should be calling for 40-year sentences even for child molestation to be reduce to something a LOT closer to maybe five years, not going to court demanding harsher punishment for any crime, even this one. Also, what charges do you want added? They… Read more »

There is much more to be said about this important issue and event in the near future. Please stay tuned.

I guess ‘Anonymous’ has brought forth some valid points or made us step back and rethink?

I guess Janice will let us know at our Regional quarterly meetings, i.e., San D., L.A., and Sac/SF bay area …I guess.

This sounds like a possible court date regarding RC’s and related deaths due to being an RC….GOOD!!!! I had a women come into my backyard screaming and waving my Costco membership in my face. When I look back at it I should have been on the defensive and restrained her. Who knows if she would of had a gun.

Nobody

What?? You lost me on the first sentence! Ranting does not help!

For myself the purpose for personally showing up is that if these individuals used the registry to obtain information, like so many assailants of sex offenders have done in order to harm individuals listed on the registry (including uninvolved family members) and the authorities are not bringing that to the forefront let alone charging murders with hate crimes, then it will just continue. No matter how one feels or doesn’t feel about sex offenders the fact to remember is that many sex offenders have family that consists of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and also their own children that still care,… Read more »

Gwen, there is no hate crime for killing a registrant, that is not one of the protected classes to qualify as a hate crime. That’s why I asked what enhancement it is we want, the OP does not say. As far as I can tell, we are angry because the DA refuses to add an enhancement that does not exist in law. And of course, an enhancement is sought in order to obtain more draconian punishment. I will not support a push for even more punishment and feed the beast and be the same as those we fight. Yes you… Read more »

@anonymous It is not an enhancement that is being sought, but an acknowledgement. There needs to be an acknowledgement of who the person was by his label as classified by the state’s law and what method he was found, e.g. online registry. Once the acknowledgement is made, it is public knowledge. Then, this can be used to further combat the registry and Megan’s Law list published online. Whether the acknowledgement comes from the District Attorney’s office, the four individuals who are charged with the crimes, or all parties, the acknowledgement has to come from somewhere so the fight to take… Read more »

Maybe I’m wrong but my understanding is that if anyone uses the registry for anything other than informational purposes then it is technically being misused. And if it was used to carry out a vicious attack on that person then technically it is a hate crime whether the DA wants to call it that or not. And that is what I believe the powers that be claim doesn’t happen. So unless we stand up and show that people do care and not only the registrant but innocent friends and family are being victimized through the registry, then nothing will change.

The article makes the victim look like an terrible all over again. These men murdered this guy! To me they tracked him like prey from the website. Broke into his house like a prowler and a home invader and there crime of passion, theft and murder is no different than rape. They held this man against his will, took items from him that he did not want to give up, and they murdered him because he faught back. What is the difference from these 4 men and a sex offender, absolutely nothing! They both committed a crime! In this case… Read more »

An important reason to demand that these defendants be charged with PC 290.46 is to help us track how many registrants have been killed by vigilantes. Without this demand, this won’t happen.

Are you implying that the government would seek lesser charges (i.e. not murder) to keep the death of this registered citizen off the books, perhaps so that they can continue to rationalize Megan’s Law as not having a punishing effect on registrants?

Forget what SCOTUS said in Smith v. Doe. Death, as a possible outcome of being listed on California’s hit list, is certainly punishment.

Murder is murder. But being charged under 290.46 would show the person was specifically targeted because of the registry and would make it much easier to quarry how many registrants have been specifically targeted due to their registration status. Without that, you have no idea if that murder charge, or that assault, had anything to do with the victim being on the registry. Being able to show the courts that it’s a serious and ongoing issue would greatly weaken the argument of the registry being just like a “Price Club membership” and not a big deal. Someone having a hard… Read more »

The relevant section is (2), below but also it would be lovely if we could start seeing some prosecutions for the misdemeanants, above it: “(j) (1) Any person who uses information disclosed pursuant to this section to commit a misdemeanor shall be subject to, in addition to any other penalty or fine imposed, a fine of not less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). (2) Any person who uses information disclosed pursuant to this section to commit a felony shall be punished, in addition and consecutive to any other punishment, by a five-year… Read more »

We need a documented compilation of these attacks and a class action needs to be filed against the state for the death or physical harm caused by the hit list. That is the only way anybody will take notice. I understand the conversation on a site like this is important and helps those affected by the registry but all this talking does nothing. Action is called for. What is it going to take a friggin layman going pro se to save their lives or those of others?????????????? This is ridiculous, this is exactly what the civil rights communities are supposed… Read more »

Interesting but true statement Mike r
What rights will we have as RC’s and their left behind families and Spouses/Partners ?

Mike r, how does one gather this information? I would like to help gather the information. That’s a brilliant idea. Heck, we got kids filing suit against the government for inaction on climate change, why not registrants bringing up damages from the public registry? Harm is harm and we can show proof. When they have information that their policies harm and ignore that, then they are liable, or am I just too much of a simpleton to see otherwise? The way I see it is that we were to give up our privacy and sense of security in order to… Read more »

I can’t believe that the DA would characterize this murder as merely as a home invasion. Personally, I’m tired of never seeing prosecutors and police held to a higher standard. In fact, DA’s and prosecutors are held to an even lower standard than citizens (and most certainly, registered citizens). In addition to Jackie Lacey, Shawn King, a notable Twitter activist, tweeted in regards to DA Nancy O’Malley. DA O’Malley, as you may already know, is CASOMB’s leader. Not more than two weeks ago, it was reported that O’Malley received a $10,000 donation from a police union. O’Malley then refused to… Read more »

A Stanford University data analyst recently tweeted the District Attorneys who have accepted the most “donations” from police unions. Per capita, DA Nancy O’Malley appears to have accepted among the most in police donations. Again, Nancy O’Malley is the leader of CASOMB. Draw your own conclusion(s):

https://twitter.com/samswey/status/980977953973637121

Nancy appears to be running for Alameda County DA again, so maybe this info would be best in the hands of her opponent, Pamela Price, to use as she sees best in the hotly contested race. It would fit her narrative if you read the press clippings of being LE friendly.

As far as holding people accountable there is probably no better way than showing up. Janice, Roger along with almost any civil rights group will agree, that having a body show up is much more powerful than words on a screen. Hope many will take the time to show up at the court hearing. Gwen and I have three so far signed up sharing rides from San Diego and Orange counties. We have room for a few more if driving yourself makes it too difficult.

I will make every effort to be there, in Torrance…Courtroom 4

By writing the above, it is like I am making a commitment to actually do something, to be there. As long as it is just in my head as a promise to myself, it is not real.

So, I also now will be there. (Short of something extraordinary intervening)

Best Wishes, James

James – If you or anybody else is around Orange County and would like to carpool you may email me at Johngwen31@gmail.com.

Janice, May I ask what is the purpose of this hearing? Is it a preliminary hearing or a motion hearing? A bail hearing or reconsideration of bail? I pray this is not a hearing wherein any potential jurors may be present (impaneling of the jury, voir dire, etc.). In my experience, I believe it would be grave error for a large contingency of RC’s to be present during any hearing or trial wherein jurors may be present. In fact, it would be very problematic if any contingency of RC’s (large or small) are present on any days wherein potential jurors… Read more »

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