Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FL - Florida Woman Accused Of Pimping Out Little Boys She Babysat

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Why does it seem that most sexual assaults, come from Florida? Is it something in the water? Also, the registry did not protect these children either. And no, the picture to the left is not this woman.

05/19/2009

ORLANDO (WOFL FOX 35) - _____, 29, of Washington, DC, was arrested Friday evening by FBI agents at Orlando International Airport as he was getting off of a plane. According to court documents FBI officials had a search warrant _____ accusing him of having sex with at least one young boy between the ages of 8 and 10 years old.

Federal investigators said they found a video in _____'s Washington, DC apartment showing him engaged in sex acts with the young boy. Investigators said he was planning on visiting a woman he met on the Internet, _____.

Agents said _____ babysits little boys in her Eustis home and she was planning to "pimp" one of them out to _____. Agents confiscated dozens of emails and text messages between _____ and _____.

Investigators said _____ told them that _____ had been to the area several times and each time would spend lots of money "taking her out."

According to FBI agents, _____ said she liked to play into _____'s fantasies of having sex with boys; however, she told investigators that she never acted on these things.

_____ is being held in the Seminole County jail. He waived his preliminary hearing and will be extradited back to Washington, DC to face charges. Bays is in the Seminole county jail on no bond.


ME - Picture in editorial section of Sunday's paper

I am just curious if anyone else out there saw last Sunday's (the 17th) Portland Newspaper? There is a picture in the Maine Editorial section. Anyway, it was basically comparing RSO's and the Registry to the Salem Witch Hunts.

For those who did not see it (below), picture this. There is a foot-bridge with a lynch-mob surrounding a man (Registered Sex Offender); on the foot bridge is written "Sex-Offender Registry." The man is standing on the side of the bridge over open water and a rope is tied around the man (Registered Sex Offender) with a rock attached to the other end. The mob leader is saying, "If you sink you are not a threat, if you float you are." Need more be said?

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UK - Vigilante who filmed men cottaging is spared jail

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Looks to me like he just wanted video of gay men having sex, using the "protect the children," as his excuse, IMO.

05/19/2009

A self-styled 'protector of morals' who filmed gay men having sex in a woodland was spared jail yesterday.

Colin Haw, 47, led a group of men who dressed in balaclavas and combat kit to patrol a wood near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.

They would film men meeting and post the footage on a local website, often accompanied with music such as YMCA by the Village People and the nursery rhyme Teddy Bear's Picnic.
- You sure this is not Perverted-Justice?  This could also be seen as a hate crime, kind of.

Haw was caught after he confronted a motorcyclist in a lay-by on the A17 in June last year. The rider said he had been going to the toilet and it was none of Haw's business. Two days later, he found footage of himself on Haw's website and called the police.

Liz Harte, defending, described Haw's actions as a 'misguided enterprise'.

She added: "Mr Haw thought he was doing the right thing. The thinking was that he was a protector of morals and a guardian of children."

Prosecutor Stephen Hill said: "It's very clear that the behaviour of this group is homophobic and at times it's quite aggressive."

Pat Walsh, chairman of the bench, told Haw: "Your actions were premeditated and quite deliberate in targeting a group of people we would describe as vulnerable. Our thoughts were to send you to custody but we are not going to do that today."

Haw was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for a year and a half. He was also ordered to do 200 hours community service work but escaped an anti-social behaviour order requested by Lincolnshire Police.

He was ordered to pay the motorcyclist he had filmed £400 and costs of £120.
- Did he also remove the BS from his web site?

Speaking outside court, Haw, a father of two, said: "We didn't go in there to cause people harm. We reported it on several occasions to the police. We tried to name and shame them but we didn't have any intention of causing them distress. We didn't put up any pornographic material."
- So your own words show your cause, you wanted to "name and shame" them, that is not your job, and shows your intention, IMO.

"In our videos in Boston we have also brought attention to all the rubbish and the drug users who have thrown their syringes on the floor."
- Why don't you stop trying to be a vigilante, and let the police do their job?  If you don't like how things work, then talk to the government, not become a self made vigilante.

"We were not out to cause any trouble. The police wanted it covered up."

"I've got nothing against homosexual people but what gives them the authority to do it in public?"
- And what gives you the right to declare yourself a vigilante and take the law into your own hands?


FL - Faith and Character-Based Prison

Just more propaganda? What about all the homeless sex offenders, which are homeless, due to the draconian state laws? Where is your "faith" in helping them?

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OH - Sex Offenders List Park Benches, Woods As Address

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05/19/2009

Park benches, wooded areas, alleys - they are all addresses given by homeless convicted sex offenders. The Hamilton County Sheriff says that makes it especially hard to check on them when they don't report to authorities, as required by law. And - the addresses are all legal. Local 12 reporter Angela Ingram shows you the loophole in the sex offender reporting system.
- The very laws make people homeless, and when they are homeless and cannot report an address they live, the media gets all ticked off.  Sounds like you have your priorities in the wrong place, IMO.  And it's not a loophole!  How is someone with no place to live, due to these laws, reporting they live under a bridge, a loophole?

Kailey Mitchell is trying to find out as much as she can about a convicted rapist. She got a card in the mail today, warning her that the man living in the abandoned house in the woods behind her home is a sexual predator. "I don't know where he's at, I don't know what he does during the day. I don't know anything and with having kids and being by myself. It freaks me out."

That indeed is where he told the sheriff he'd be living. But, others call benches, parking lots, even the Serpentine Wall as their homes.

Three sexual predators listed an alley behind the Drop-Inn Center. We checked but, no one was home.

If a registered sex offender said a bench in Eden Park was his address, legally there's nothing the department can do about it, they have to accept that address, but if he decides to pick up my bags and move and say for example, to a bench in Mt. Auburn, then he would be required to report a change of address to the sheriff's department.

Sheriff's deputies try to verify addresses, but the department says it doesn't have the manpower to check unusual addresses. Some members of city council want to use global positioning monitoring devices for the most serious offenders.

Cecil Thomas-Cincinnati City Council Member: "What do you do? You got some many individuals that are homeless and they give illegitimate addresses as to where they are and where they live at."
- Fix the laws, that is what you do.  These very laws are what is causing the homeless problem.  Open your damn eyes!

Mitchell thinks it's a flawed system. "In the woods can mean anywhere up there and if something were to happen, how are they going to find him?"

There are about 40 homeless sex offenders in Hamilton County. The most serious sexual offenders are required to register every 90 days with the sheriff for life. That's in addition to telling authorities when they change their residence.


UK - GPS system 'close to breakdown'

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05/19/2009

Network of satellites could begin to fail as early as 2010

It has become one of the staples of modern, hi-tech life: using satellite navigation tools built into your car or mobile phone to find your way from A to B. But experts have warned that the system may be close to breakdown.

US government officials are concerned that the quality of the Global Positioning System (GPS) could begin to deteriorate as early as next year, resulting in regular blackouts and failures – or even dishing out inaccurate directions to millions of people worldwide.

The warning centres on the network of GPS satellites that constantly orbit the planet and beam signals back to the ground that help pinpoint your position on the Earth's surface.

The satellites are overseen by the US Air Force, which has maintained the GPS network since the early 1990s. According to a study by the US government accountability office (GAO), mismanagement and a lack of investment means that some of the crucial GPS satellites could begin to fail as early as next year.

"It is uncertain whether the Air Force will be able to acquire new satellites in time to maintain current GPS service without interruption," said the report, presented to Congress. "If not, some military operations and some civilian users could be adversely affected."

The report says that Air Force officials have failed to execute the necessary steps to keep the system running smoothly.

Although it is currently spending nearly $2bn (£1.3bn) to bring the 20-year-old system up to date, the GAO – which is the equivalent of Britain's National Audit Office – says that delays and overspending are putting the entire system in jeopardy.

"In recent years, the Air Force has struggled to successfully build GPS satellites within cost and schedule goals," said the report. "It encountered significant technical problems … [and] struggled with a different contractor."

The first replacement GPS satellite was due to launch at the beginning of 2007, but has been delayed several times and is now scheduled to go into orbit in November this year – almost three years late.

The impact on ordinary users could be significant, with millions of satnav users potential victims of bad directions or failed services. There would also be similar side effects on the military, which uses GPS for mapping, reconnaissance and for tracking hostile targets.

Some suggest that it could also have an impact on the proliferation of so-called location applications on mobile handsets – just as applications on the iPhone and other GPS-enabled smartphones are starting to get more popular.

Tom Coates, the head of Yahoo's Fire Eagle system – which lets users share their location data from their mobile – said he was sceptical that US officials would let the system fall into total disrepair because it was important to so many people and companies.

"I'd be surprised if anyone in the US government was actually OK with letting it fail – it's too useful," he told the Guardian.

"It sounds like something that could be very serious in a whole range of areas if it were to actually happen. It probably wouldn't damage many locative services applications now, but potentially it would retard their development and mainstreaming if it were to come to pass."

The failings of GPS could also play into the hands of other countries – including opening the door to Galileo, the European-funded attempt to rival America's satellite navigation system, which is scheduled to start rolling out later next year.

Russia, India and China have developed their own satellite navigation technologies that are currently being expanded.


UK - Dad’s Not Alfie

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VA - Council will vote on sex offender ban

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05/19/2009

By Jim McNally

The Statesville City Council will consider amending the city's code to include an ordinance banning registered sex offenders from public parks, greenway trails and recreation facilities.

Police Chief Tom Anderson told the council during Monday night's regular meeting that state law does not include such bans, but a number of North Carolina cities, including Greensboro and Hickory, have adopted ordinances aimed at keeping sex offenders out of places where they are prone to repeat their crimes.
- "Where they are prone to repeat their crimes?"  Show many the proof of that statement?  Show me how many sex offenders have repeated their crime near any of these places.  I bet you cannot show me one case!

Anderson said ordinances similar to the one he presented to the city council had "withstood courtroom challenges." He added that city attorney Eddie Gaines had read the document and signed off on it.

Councilman Cecil Stallard asked Anderson if the ordinance would be helpful in stopping potential repeat sex offenders.

Anderson said it would.
- Care to elaborate?

"It gives us tools we don't already have," he said.

But Mayor Costi Kutteh pointed out that the council had not had a chance to think much about the matter and said it would be wise for the council to consider delaying a vote on the ordinance until the June 1 meeting.


Monitoring federal agencies for changes in rules and guidelines

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