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FL: OPPAGA 2021 Sex Offender Registration and Monitoring Triennial Review

Source: OPPAGA

Report Summary:

Both federal and Florida law facilitate oversight of sex offenders and predators living in Florida communities, with state agencies and local law enforcement monitoring, registering, verifying, and providing information about sex offenders. Florida is one of 17 states that is substantially compliant with federal sex offender registry requirements. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) sex offender registry lists more than 78,000 offenders and predators, of which, just over 30,000 reside in Florida communities, a number that has grown 62% since 2005. Approximately 6% of registered sex offenders living in Florida communities are homeless or transient, with rates varying by county and ranging from 0% to over 25%. Sheriffs’ offices reported that homelessness among sex offenders presents challenges to verifying offenders’ locations and determining compliance with residency requirements.

In 2020, FDLE completed a multi-year redesign of the sex offender registry, improving functionality for both law enforcement and public interfaces, including separate mobile applications. While federal law establishes baseline requirements for state laws, registries vary in areas such as sex offender categorization, public availability of offender information, and registration duration. Sheriffs’ offices reported adopting various strategies for registration, address verification, and public notification to meet statutory obligations. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, sheriffs’ offices and state agencies reported making modifications to processes in response to statewide office closures and local conditions.

Federal and state laws require sex offenders to report if they are enrolled, volunteering, or employed at institutions of higher education. FDLE, Florida Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, sheriffs’ offices, and institutions of higher education have responsibilities regarding campus notification when a sex offender attends, is employed by, or volunteers at such institutions. OPPAGA found that institutions of higher education are taking steps beyond the statutory requirements when sex offenders are present on campuses. However, OPPAGA’s analyses found differences between FDLE and institution records on the presence of sex offenders on campuses.

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Let’s face it, we are cash cows supported by billions of taxpayer dollars and no one who benefits from a cash cow wants to get rid of a cash cow and people will lie to defend that cash cow. Jesus preached against the human nature of greed and people willing to lie, steal and murder because of greed.

I read the above and think of all the money that is wasted on completely unnecessary stuff and think how there are so many people benefiting from the sex industry cash cow that they all fight to not only maintain, but to expand. I also think of how the poor and middle class pay more as a percentage of their income to pay for the sex industry cash cow vs the ultra-rich who pay a smaller percentage of their income in taxes to support the sex industry cash cow.

Besides politicians wanting to say they are protecting the children so they can get re-elected where they can personally benefit from lobby money and contributions, the judges who won’t follow the constitution so they can get re-elected or will not follow the constitution as they put their ideology ahead of the constitution so they can keep the taxpayer money rolling into their bank accounts, the stupid can’t think for one’s self public who blindly follow what they are told to believe by those who benefit from the sex offender industry cash cow, the fact the US throughout its history has always needed a group of people to squash their civil rights and dignity, the many “religious” people who act like the Pharisees and think they are without sin and better than others, the low hanging fruit for prosecutors who only care about notches for promotion so they can make more money from the taxpayers pocket, the private for profit prison beds that need to be filled so the owners can line their pocket with taxpayer money, there is also LE who will lie to defend, maintain and even expand the sex industry cash cow so they can justify their jobs paid for by taxpayer money. Don’t forget there is also people who feel they have to show/exercise “power” because they feel inadequate and need to demonstrate they are better than others and who also could care less about others so need the sex industry cash cow to continue. And of course all the above also describes the whole prison industry from A – Z complex.

One of the reasons the US is dumb on crimes because it is a capitalistic society where so many people profit from the crime industry. – anything for the dollar, even if civil rights have to be violated so the almighty dollar can be obtained.

Maybe my registering sheriff should be out trying to stop drug and gang violence and murder vs sitting in the office updating paperwork because I obtained a new email address for work purposes. I think society would better benefit from the former. With the sex offender industry cash cow in place and because of other reasons, I don’t foresee major changes for the better in my lifetime within the US. Do I see some positive changes, yes, but will the golden cash cow be killed, no.

Off my cynical soapbox for now…

Since federal and Florida LEA are closely monitoring people on the registry then they are well aware of how many humans they have forced to live in squalid camps under bridges and in empty lots without sanitation. Where are all the human rights groups so quick to condemn the US when it does some volation in another country?

TS this oppaga law is a bit new to me and others with this accountability issue. So keeping track of the good, bad and the ugly of society with this sex registry can seem in many ways a gap in constitutional justice. Talk about error’s in governmental monitoring or guidance. While their is good and bad in monitoring, human behavior seems like a keeping up with the Jones’s today, so Is government behaving badly? or is this computer being used to or as a spy type enticement or preventive weapon in this vain way..

Talk about a marital affair gone wrong or where is the accountability when The bill of rights is being alternated or usurped in many ways or was the continental congress just a history lesson story. One hates to say this but authorities are just as guilty for even allowing this sexual type of ruse or even the printing of material.

Wait….so of the 78,000 individuals listed on Florida’s Registry, less than 40% actually reside in Florida. So why does Florida continue to clutter their registry with non-Floridians?? How exactly is that keeping Florida’s residents safe…in any way….. whatsoever?? 😡

In 2020, Florida revised it’s Registry…..yet 48,000 non-Florida residents remain on it. Exactly WTF did they revise!!??? 🤬

lovewilprevail back in the 60’s to the present date it was much in the news about balancing the budget with congress passing this and that. Yes computers to find out about if the moon was livable and now computers to control people in thought, deed, an/or theory. So who judges thy neighbor in this controversial manor. Yes we on the registry are being abused by much of this unbalance of Justice and government is playing cards on many with this poker deal. Even one of my friends said to me who did you offend or was Hitler killed for a reason. lovewil, its not over until its over or who is accountable.

Now I can even understand more why my Dad hated to go to Charleston, WV about taxes and yes auditing is a part of every CPA. I believe one still uses the term income tax avasion. So who’s invading today in much of this registry with their principals. I will admit their is some good in computers but still truth is still bland in much of this registry. Is this registry one size fits all?

Seems I don’ understand. I am nobody or are we all buffed by some pride. Sure everybody likes justice and truth in government. Guess one can skip school and the truant officer see them in some dime store reading some playboy mag and than instead of taking him back to school to sit down with a counselor, they take him in front of court to be judged. Or that gal that says she was raped says that so and so did this or that. Were is the justice determination. No one can pride themselves or does government pride themselves over in judicial matters.

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