Saturday, March 1, 2008

FL - It's not about money

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Click the above link to view the interview. This man is another John Walsh who is, IMO, exploiting his daughters death for fame and money. He was nothing before all this occurred. It's about torturing as many people as possible, when you need to accept some blame as well for leaving your daughter at home that night while you went out to a bar/girl friends home, AND LEFT THE DOORS UNLOCKED!!! What about your son Joshua who was convicted of a sex crime? He got a slap on the wrist? Why? Because of who he is? 10 days in jail, no sex offender registry for abusing a 14 year old when he was told to stay a way from her. Guess rules don't apply to your son, huh?

02/26/2008

The father of Jessica Lunsford, the girl who was raped and murdered by a neighbor in 2005, announces he is suing the sheriff who handled the case.


A Tragedy That Should Never Have Happened

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This is not sex offender related, but shows what the BS sex hysteria is doing to everyone... Killed, just because he was gay and wanted a friend!!!!

02/28/2008

Today Ellen talked about 15-year-old Larry King who was murdered by a classmate for being gay. If you would like to volunteer your services to help gay and lesbian kids who are being harassed and bullied or if you are having difficulties because of your sexual orientation, here are some wonderful services that can help.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the nations only 24/7 crisis & suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help. The Trevor Helpline: 866-4-U-TREVOR.

PFLAG -­ Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

GLASS - Youth & Family Services
Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) social service agency dedicated to providing a wide range of social and health care services to children and youth who are in foster care, on probation, or who are homeless. We provide these services in safe, loving, supportive, non-judgmental living environments, while providing full access to all of the educational and vocational opportunities to which these youth are entitled.

GLAAD - Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. More than 3,800 Gay-Straight Alliance student clubs nationwide have registered with GLSEN. GLSEN also sponsors the National Day of Silence on April 25, which this year will be held in honor of Lawrence King.

Remembering Lawrence
Vigils in memory of Lawrence King, calling for an end to violence and harassment directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in schools, are being organized in communities across the country. This website lists future and past vigils across the country and allows organizers to register vigils in their area. The more events we organize, the louder our collective voice. Please help make sure that what happened to Lawrence never happens again.


FL - Call in Radio Show - Special Attention All Florida Family Members

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Show is now over, but listen to the MP3 above.

Florida families effected by any laws governing registered sex offenders (RSO) whether it be ordinances, registry, FSS, or vigilantism.

The ACLU is stepping up to the plate and taking on the civil rights of RSO's children and their protection from the collateral effects of RSO ordinances, laws, etc.

This Saturday March 1, 2-3pm "The People With Power Hour", will be covering the story of these abuses. We will have a major network taking the exclusive story form the ACLU for breaking news as well.

ANYONE WHO HAS HAD ANY MINORS IN THEIR FAMILY THAT HAVE BEEN EFFECTED BY THESE LAWS NEEDS TO CALL US WITH YOUR CONTACT INFO FOR THE ACLU.

Everything will be confidential and no names will be divulged except to the state ACLU lawyer.

We need you to contact us asap!

You may phone your information directly to the Florida state rep:

(Email address removed, no longer needed)

You may also phone into the show on Sat March 1, 2-3pm est. and get the lawyers name and number and deal directly with them.

We want this class action to be as successful as possible and cover as many as possible.

Saturday is a very important date with the "People With Power Hour"

We NEED your participation EVEN if you are NOT from Florida

We need to flood the airways Saturday with RSO questions and concerns for their families and children.

Phone into the program Saturday and get the ACLU lawyer info and contact them directly.

Listen Live on radio in Central Florida on 1190 AM Talk Radio Saturdays 2pm-3pm! March 1

Central Florida Call-in: (407) 273-1190, Nationwide Call-in Toll-Free: (888) 300-3776


CA - Two top O.C. sheriff's officials leave posts

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02/29/2008

One was fired, another resigned. The departures come a day after completion of a report about a jail beating death.

In a significant shake-up at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Assistant Sheriff Jo Ann Galisky was fired and colleague Steve Bishop resigned today in moves stemming from a grand jury investigation of an inmate's beating death.

Both officials were appointed assistants by former Sheriff Michael S. Carona, who is now facing trial on charges that he misused his public office to enrich himself and others, including his wife and mistress. Neither Galisky nor Bishop explained their departures.

The housecleaning came a day after a special grand jury impaneled by the district attorney's office completed a nine-month investigation into the October 2006 fatal beating of John Chamberlain at the Theo Lacy Jail, run by the department. The findings have been temporarily sealed.

John Moorlach, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, confirmed that both moves were connected to the investigation.

The sheriff's department investigated the death itself rather than referring the case to the district attorney's office, breaking a 20-year-old policy designed to avoid possible conflicts of interest. At the time, Galisky oversaw jail operations and Bishop was in charge of investigations.

Chamberlain, a 41-year-old Mission Viejo computer technician, was attacked by about 20 inmates who believed he had been charged with child molestation. In fact, Chamberlain had been accused of possessing child pornography.

One of the inmates charged in the murder alleged that a jail guard allegedly said Chamberlain was a molester. And hours before Chamberlain was killed, his public defender called jail officials to warn that his client felt his life was in danger and urged them to place him in protective custody. He was not moved.
- Hope these cops are brought up on murder charges? Because they caused this whole mess!


GA - Legislature tinkers with public's right to records

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03/01/2008

ATLANTA --The public's right to government records could shrink or expand depending on the outcome of five bills vying for lawmakers' approval this session.

While one measure would allow judges to keep the public from seeing sexually explicit evidence in criminal trials (a response to a notorious teen sex case), another would raise the bar legislators must clear to keep records from the public eye.

Just two weeks ago, contractors' bids and contracts with development authorities -- documents the public has a right to view -- seemed headed toward secrecy under House Bill 1200, sponsored by Rep. Wendell Willard (Email), R-Sandy Springs. However, the House State Planning & Community Affairs Committee tabled the bill and a motion to revive it failed this week.

In keeping with the failure of that bill, advocates of public access say that Georgia's Open Records Act has gained strength over the past 15 years.

But that's not to say practice always follows the intent of the law, said Atlanta-based real estate attorney Matt Mashburn, a frequent user of the Act.

Though legislation has sought to aid access, keepers of government records have increasingly taken a broader view of what records are exempt from the Act, Mashburn said. "Now the pendulum in the past couple of years has started swinging the other way," Mashburn said. "They haven't clamped down, but there has been a subtle trend toward expanding these exemptions."

Making it harder to create an exemption is at the heart of Senate Resolution 970, which resides in the hands of the Senate Ethics Committee.

S.R. 970 proposes a constitutional amendment that would require any new exemption to the Open Record Act to get a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, a so-called supermajority that now is reserved for proposed constitutional amendments.

The measure's sponsor, Sen. David Adelman (Email), D-Atlanta, said the number of exemptions already in the Act leaves it riddled with holes.

For example, records of farm water use are exempt, and they are documents the public or press might want to view in times of water restrictions.

"Transparency in government is what protects our democracy. It should be very hard for the General Assembly to create exceptions to our open records and open meetings laws," Adelman said.

But Mashburn called the supermajority legislationl too cumbersome, adding that it would enable a small minority of recalcitrant lawmakers to block an exemption that may be worthwhile.

"There might be a good reason to exempt something, but a small group may say no, "and the will of the public is stymied," Mashburn said.

Another public access bill deals with criminal trials. Sen. Emanuel Jones (Email), D- Ellenwood, seeks to give judges the right to clear a courtroom when sexually explicit evidence is shown at trial, and to allow judges to determine who has access to that material under Senate Bill 481.

That irks the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, which decries the potential limitation on public records.

Yet Jones said the intent of S.B. 481 is not to block public access, but to prevent a repeat of the Genarlow Wilson case, in which prosecutors released to the media a sex tape used as evidence in the then-17-year-old's trial on charges of sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.
- And I do not understand why he was not arrested for distributing child porn?

"I don't think any district attorney should have so much power to see fit to distribute material for children in compromising positions of pornographic nature ever again," Jones said.

Additionally, S.B. 481 would align Georgia law with federal law, he said.

Hollie Manheimer, executive director of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, countered that even the federal legislation is embroiled in lawsuits over its First Amendment implications.

On another issue, Sen. Chip Rogers (Email), R-Woodstock, wants the state to post its financial records on a free, searchable Web site, under Senate Bill 300, dubbed the Transparency in Government Act.

Rogers said his research showed such Web sites in other states cost little to start up and can offer a hefty savings. Oklahoma set up a site for about $8,000, and Texas was able to shave $2.3 million off of its spending when the Web site revealed redundant purchasing within departments, he said.

"Other savings come to light where you let this information out to the general public. It's just good government," Rogers said.

Kelly McCutchen, executive vice president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, an Atlanta-based think tank, said posting spending records online, a movement gaining speed in several states and at the federal level, serves the public and government.

"It roots out waste, but it also builds confidence in government," McCutchen said.

If politicians go begging for a tax increase, their constituents may be more apt to hear them out if they have evidence their money is being spent wisely, McCutchen said.


AR - DHS staffer nabbed on child porn charges

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03/01/2008

A Department of Human Services employee was arrested by police Thursday for allegedly possessing multiple images of violent child pornography.

Jordan Edward Minette, 45, faces a felony charge of viewing / possessing child pornography.

Minette is accused of possessing multiple DVDs containing images of children being sexually assaulted. Police learned of the allegations after an acquaintance reported finding the DVDs in Minette's apartment.

After executing a search warrant at Minette's home, Fayetteville investigators said they found multiple DVDs depicting images of children and infants being sexually assaulted. Minette was arrested Friday evening after leaving his Department of Human Services job, 4044 Frontage Road.

During an interview with police, Minette admitted to downloading the images from the Internet while living in Florida and bringing them with him to Arkansas. He estimated he had about five DVDs containing numerous images of children engaged in various sexual activities. Minette further described one DVD image depicting an infant being raped by an adult male.

Police said Minette did not work directly with children at the Department of Human Services.

Calls made to the DHS office in Fayetteville were referred to Communications Director Julie Munsell, who works in the department's Little Rock.

Munsell said Minette worked as technical support in the Fayetteville office. His job dealt with e-mail, server and data system issues.

"He did not have any contact with DHS clients. He would not have dealt with any families," Munsell said. She said that the government agency does criminal background and child maltreatment registry checks prior to employment. The registry compiles reports of child maltreatment regardless of the criminal proceedings.

Minette is currently on non-paid status with DHS pending further investigation.

According to a preliminary arrest report issued by the police department, Minette has a criminal history out of Fayetteville for discharging firearms within the city limits and driving while intoxicated.

He was being held Friday evening in the Washington County Detention Center on $ 100, 000 bond. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in the Washington County Circuit Court on Monday.