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Action Alert for CA: Support for the release of Mr. Badger to San Diego County by April 9

San Diego County residents are fighting the supervised release of Douglas Badger, a 78-year-old registrant designated as a sexually violent predator, to a community in that county.  A judge previously granted Mr. Badger’s release from Coalinga State Hospital provided that he is able to find housing.

ACSOL requests that members of the registrant community state their support for the release of Mr. Badger to San Diego County,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “The deadline for doing so is April 9.”

San Diego County will conduct a public meeting on April 20 to discuss this matter.  Prior to the meeting and no later than April 9, provide comments to the county’s SAFE Task Force by phone, email and U.S. mail.

For phone comments, call (858) 495-3619.

For email comments, send to sdsafe@sdsheriff.org

For U.S. mail send letters to SAFE Task Force, 9425 Chesapeake Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.

According to media reports, Mr. Badger was convicted of a sex offense and sentenced in 1991.  The sole offense for which he was convicted is Penal Code Section 288a(d), oral copulation in concert.  Instead of being released from prison, Mr. Badger was sent to civil commitment in 1997.  Immediately upon his release, Mr. Badger registrant will be under surveillance 24 hours a day seven days a week.  Surveillance includes, but is not limited, to wearing a GPS device, drug testing, polygraph exams and in-person meetings.  If the registrant fails to follow treatment guidelines, he will be returned to Coalinga State Hospital.

Following are talking points for your comments:

  • Mr. Badger was convicted of a single offense about 30 years ago.
  • Mr. Badger is currently 78 years old and according to experts is unlikely to commit a new sex offense based solely upon his age.
  • Mr. Badger will be under surveillance for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which is greater supervision than parole or probation.
  • Mr. Badger will be required to undergo drug tests and polygraph exams.
  • A superior court judge has agreed to Mr. Badger’s release from civil commitment.
  • Individuals who are civilly committed must be deemed as “stable” by the Department of State Hospitals in order to be released.
  • The residence to which Mr. Badger could be released is more than 2,000 feet from schools or parks.

Thank you for taking action by April 9

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I just emailed my “letter” (actually, an email message) in support of Mr. Badger’s release and housing.
I hope it will help. 🤞🙏

Please, everyone, let’s join together to assist this fellow as he endeavors to re-enter society.

David, I will also make calls and a message.

We all need to take part, even if this issue does not affect us directly. After all, we all want others to support us when there are issues that affect our specific situations.

United we stand and make change.

Like David, I have sent an email in support of Mr. Badger’s release and housing in San Diego. I have tried the phone number several times and so far no one has answered. In my email, I asked for the time and place of the public hearing on April 20. I also asked if the public will be able to attend in person or via another method such as phone and/or Zoom. I will report their answers shortly after I receive them on this website. And it’s OK if others try to obtain this information as well and post it in a comment.

So that this man will reside at a location that is “more than 2,000 feet from schools or parks” increases public safety? Interesting….

Was thinking the same thing. Along with numerous other items in the list (e.g. polygraphs).

I’m conflicted about it. If you are addressing idiots, should you try to relieve their idiotic concerns? Or tell them they are idiots?

The way I prefer to think about it is different. You say to the idiot something like “You said X is a problem (even though that is idiotic) and that has been resolved, so everything must be all good.”

@ Will Allen: I have found that the problem with telling idiots that they’re idiots is that they always get so offended (as if they had no idea!)🤷🏻‍♂️

It is just a little bit strange that an organization would promote the safety benefit of the very requirement they claim to have defeated for lack of aforementioned safety benefit (btw they did not – while ACSOL batted (much appreciated) cleanup, residency restrictions were invalidated by in re Taylor, a law suit that the San Diego Public Defender’s office initiated and took all the way to the CA Supreme Court).

Done!

Certificate of Rehabilitation: I was awarded a COR on 04/02. The deadline was July 1st. 24 years registering with a misdemeanor pc 243.4a – expunged. I confirmed via the minute order. Best wishes to everyone

So having a COR what does it do for your particular case? Is your tier assignment TBD at the current time ?

I filed my COR last June. 2 delays. SB 384 went into affect January 1st and assigned tiers. On July 1st, you can (Tier 1 & 2) file to get off the registry if 10-20 years have passed. I’m a Tier 1 with a PC 243.4a – expunged. I was presently a TBD. In summary, per SB 384, you could still file a COR up until July 1st and get off the registry. On July 1st, a COR will not remove you from the registry. In summary, I have an expunged misdemeanor, granted a COR and a Judge has ordered me removed from the registry. I used Fresh Start Law. They where dynamite. It was pretty simple, but nerve racking

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@TMZ
congratulations ! COR’s are not very easily attainable unless you’ve demonstrated ( and continue to do so ) exemplary character proving to a judge you are deserving of the certificate. Congratulations again huge step forward. 👍 I’ve had my COR for approximately 10 years but unlike others with the old 290 law with my conviction 261 and 220 same case I was unable to get off the registry unless I was pardon by the governor. After 24 years of registering and having a COR on my rap sheet I was placed on TBD according to the tier assignment letter I got from the PD I register every freaking year. So come July 1 2021 , I will petition the court ( most likely see the same judge ) and request the judge for me to be removed from the registry . I’m thinking DOJ is between a rock and hard place for where to place me . My codes are tier three but I believe the COR I have has them thinking differently, I’m Hopefully 🙏🏽

Thanks. Sorry to hear you weren’t removed as well. My counsel and several other attorneys (and the paralegal in LA) thought the deadline was January 1st. Yet; select legal websites and SB 384 state otherwise. I was on pins and needles until I obtained the minute order and COR which state in bold letters. I’m no longer required to register. I’ve been walking on water since then and presently in the process of re-obtaining a professional license secondary to Ca AB 2138. Best of luck

As a Wisconsinite! FREE THE BADGER!

This guy is still being prosecuted for a crime he committed 30 years ago i cant believe these people society literally has declared war on people with past sex crimes.
I agree together we stand and divided we fall so i respect everyone showing support for this guy.
Me personally i could careless about this guy i got my own problems to deal with.
im still tryin find out what the hell he did 30 years ago that would cause him to be locked up so long and would cause such a uproar once released into the public.

Good luck ✌😁

I just emailed my support for Da Badger. Good “cheer” from Tim in Wisconsin. If “rehabilitation” is actually on the agenda then this legally earned release should be granted.

Thanks Cancel. On the COR, there is bold writing: the court further orders the petitioner is no longer required to register pursuant to PC 290.05. It’s documented on the minute order. The law firm I used is well known/the owner has contacted attorneys throughout several jurisdictions and he seems to know the outcome prior? He has a 90/95 % success rate. The clerk asked why I was in (blank blank LA) when the court proceedings took place at a different court in LA? Furthermore, with the new DA in LA, I think things are now easier? I never stepped foot in the court? I’m overwhelmed, very grateful and a 5 minute story that Janice shared with me got the ball rolling. Had I not spoken to her, none of this would be possible: I’m re-applying for my professional license Monday and I wish everyone all the best. Best regards

Emailed and done. =)

No one’s proud of what Mr. Badger committed 3 decades ago, but I, among many, I’m sure, are more than confident that he is a safe return to the community.

What horrid re-offense can a 78-year-old disabled elder substantially perform to society, anyhow? 😉

Give him the chance to see the sun again beyond the bars of Coalinga.

AC

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