Saturday, October 31, 2009

FL - Aronberg keynote speaker at October meeting of the Democratic Professionals Council

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10/31/2009

By Carol Porter

State Senator Dave Aronberg (Email), (D-27) was the guest speaker for the October 27 Palm Beach Chapter of the Democratic Professionals Council meeting held at the Marriott in West Palm Beach. Aronberg spoke about his run for the Attorney General’s office.

Before Aronberg spoke, Michelle McGovern, one of the organizers for the Democratic Professional council and an aide to Senator Bill Nelson, spoke about upcoming plans for the organization. With a very interesting election season on the way, McGovern indicated that the next major event for the Democratic Professionals Council would be a Happy Hour mixer/meet and greet at Morton’s in West Palm Beach so attendees could meet the elected officials and those who wanted to serve in public office.

Raise your hand if you think you’ve got it figured out as to who’s running for what seat,” said McGovern. “What we have decided to do is invite all the elected officials and all the candidates to a Happy Hour. The date for the Happy Hour is November 18 at Morton’s in downtown West Palm Beach.”

McGovern also had warm words of praise for Congressman Robert Wexler (Contact), who was leaving his congressional office to take a job with President Obama’s administration, and how Senator Ted Deutch (Email) who was seeking the office would be a wonderful replacement for someone who had so much passion and love for the job. McGovern joked that Wexler was a man who never needed a microphone even in Century Village in West Palm Beach where the older audience might have a bit of difficulty hearing. Wexler, who was known for being passionate about issues, did not have any problems being heard by such a crowd. She also said that Wexler would be missed as the man who campaigned so strongly and supported another amazing man who once was an unknown. This unknown man eventually became the nation’s leader, President Barack Obama.

We are going to miss the guy who never needed a microphone even at Century Village,” said McGovern. “We are going to miss the guy who evoked passion in every one of us on the issues that mattered like fighting to save the president who is being targeted by a vast right wing conspiracy, by making sure our votes were counted, and fighting for us on health care reform. He knew that we could believe in change and a great unknown man who gave fantastic speeches called Barack Obama. We can believe in change.”
- Change for what?  Socialism?

McGovern also spoke about the ongoing battle with health care reform, and how Florida was a key player in that discussion. Constituents and supporters who supported health care reform, she said, should never give up the fight for something so basic as health care for the sick, the poor and the middle class.

We learned in the last campaign that slow but steady wins the race,” said McGovern. “We will get there, and we will continue to fight for the issues that matter most to most Americans, not just the ones who fund the lobbyists in Washington. We will take care of the weakest among us. I can’t think about our president without thinking about the promise he holds for us.”

McGovern then asked those present to take a moment to think about long-time Democratic advocate Joan Joseph, who had passed away recently, and her partner and husband, Stu, who was with them in the room that day. McGovern also said that Joan would not be happy unless everyone in the room that day promised to carry on her work, and continue her legacy.

She was our friend and organizer,” said McGovern, “and she believed she could change the world, and with her email list, and her partner, Stu, she did just that. We want to take a moment to remember Joan. She also wouldn’t be happy if that prayer did not include a promise to do more. We miss you, Joan.”

McGovern then went on to introduce State Senator Dave Aronberg, the keynote speaker for the luncheon, who was running for the Attorney General’s seat. McGovern said that Aronberg with sheer determination and drive proved wrong those naysayers who thought he could not win the race for Senate Seat 27.

He took on public service with a passion and determination that many of us have not seen before,” said McGovern. “He was this fresh young guy who plotted out his course early on and got to know the people in the District he intended to run for. He got to understand their issues and took them on as his own, and he did this in parts of our State where doubters believed he never could win. Dave did. Now, Senator Dave is taking on a new challenge, which is the whole state. Dave is really fantastic at fighting for us. He always has been. He’s a Harvard trained lawyer who has a passion for consumer rights and justice.”
- I'll believe it when I see it, actions speak louder than words.

Aronberg thanked McGovern for the introduction and the attendees present who were gathered to hear him speak. He said that there had been some confusion when he spoke to people about what the Attorney General’s office did, and he frequently had to clear up that confusion.

Not everyone knows what the Attorney General’s office does,” said Aronberg. “When they meet me, they sometimes talk about those warning labels on cigarettes, and I tell folks that is the Surgeon General, not the Attorney General. When it happened multiple times, I realized it was a problem.”

Aronberg noted that Palm Beach County actually had two legislators running for statewide office, and he was one, and Senator Jeff Atwater was the other. Atwater was running to be the State’s Financial Officer. Once elected to the office of Attorney General, Aronberg said, he would open the main office in West Palm Beach.
It would be on Flagler Drive,” said Aronberg. “The Attorney General does have the power. The main office is wherever the Attorney General wants it to be.”

Aronberg spoke about the roots of the Democratic Professionals Council, and how the group began seven years ago from the ashes of the John Kerry campaign. Aronberg said that there were people who felt frustrated when they attended the Democratic Executive Committee meetings, and almost felt like they were being left out of the conversation. Forming the Democratic Professionals Council was a way to include them, and the same thing happened with the Florida Mainstream Democrats, a group he helped form. Many people belonged to all three groups, and it was just a different way of reaching people. The DPC was a group that targeted primarily business folks, and the Florida Mainstream Democrats targeted people who were from rural communities, who were registered Democrats, but all too often voted Republican when it came time to vote in an election. Reaching out to different types of Democrats was especially important during an election, he said. This needed to happen again in the 2010 election cycle as well.

The Democratic Professionals Council and the Florida Mainstream Democrats really helped turn Florida blue,” said Aronberg. “If you look at the parties now the Democratic party is now the big tent party. Who wants to associate with the party of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Joe Wilson. Now, they are saying the Republican party has lost its way. It’s the party that has no message. It’s amazing what a difference six or seven years can make.”

Aronberg said that there was a new threat to politics, and that threat was the professional politician. All too often, there were people who would enter into public office for one term, and then immediately start looking for another job. It had a lot to do with term limits, he said, and eight years was just not enough time to get things done in any type of public service.

Term limits were a good idea at the time,” he said. “I supported them, but eight years is too short. You have people going in and then leaving after one term to find something else to do. You wonder why there is no political courage anymore, and you wonder why we still have a rickety tax structure that has more exemptions than it has items that are taxed, or why nobody wants to do anything about the insurance crisis that lingers.”



Aronberg also said he wanted to talk about something that nobody wanted to talk about, which was Florida’s backwards legislation related to sex offenders. Aronberg said that the current laws restricting sex offenders might make people feel safe but that they really did not keep people, or children, safe. All you had to do, he said, was look deeper into the wording of the law to find the truth about what it actually did.

We have laws that make us feel safe,” said Aronberg. “As a former sex offender, once you are on the registry, you cannot live 2500 feet near a school, park or library. The state law says 1000 feet, and most other cities say 2500 feet. Some like North Miami say 5000 feet. It makes you feel safe, right? But look deeper into the law. That law only applies between the hours of 10 p.m. and six a.m. when schools, parks and libraries are closed. We have laws that are designed to keep people safe, but these have the opposite effect. They keep sex offenders away from schools, parks and libraries when there are no students there. But during the day, when the children return to those places, the sex offenders are allowed back in those places. That’s current law. That girl who was tragically murdered in Clay County was probably murdered by a sex offender because our laws are backwards. Nobody wants to do anything about it.”
- Probably murdered by a sex offender?  You don't know that, you are only assuming! Why are you speculating?  Was it proven she was murdered by a sex offender?  Then leave the BS out of the discussion.

With every statewide cabinet office open, Aronberg said, that if you wanted change, this was change, on steroids.

This will be an unique time in Florida,” said Aronberg. “Every cabinet office is open. It’s the first time this has happened in a hundred years. If you want change, this is change on steroids. I hope you will join me if you want real change in Florida. I am so grateful that you are here today. I hope to honor you by being your next Attorney General, as the hometown candidate in the hometown office. I am Dave Aronberg, and if you want to remember who to vote for, my name starts with an A and ends with a G.

For more information about the Democratic Professionals Council, email michelle@democraticprofessionalscouncil.org or check out their website at www.democraticprofessionalscouncil.org. The Democratic Professionals Council has chapters throughout the State of Florida, including chapters in Broward, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay and the Treasure Coast.


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FL - Osceola sheriff's sergeant arrested on child-sex charge

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Seriously, there must be something in the water in Florida!  When a kid goes missing, it's Florida, when a cop is busted for a sex crime, more than likely it's Florida.

10/31/2009

By Susan Jacobson

An Osceola sheriff's sergeant was arrested Friday on domestic sexual-battery charges after a woman told police he molested her daughter.

Chad Lakey, 33, who comes from a family of law officers, was held late Friday in the Osceola County Jail without bail.

The incident is said to have happened at Lakey's St. Cloud home in the summer of 2008. It was reported three weeks ago, St. Cloud Capt. Bret Dunn said. The girl was older than 12 at the time and now lives in South Carolina, he said.

A sheriff's spokeswoman did not answer calls late Friday. Dunn said Lakey has been placed on administrative leave.

Lakey is married to St. Cloud police Sgt. Dhalyn Lakey, and his father, Jim Lakey, is a retired Kissimmee police sergeant who lost the Republican primary for sheriff in 2004.


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OH - Investigators Dig for More Bodies at Ohio Sex Offender's Home After Possible Remains Found

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They are speculating again. I agree, it looks like this man may have killed these people, but until proof is found, he is innocent until proven guilty. If he did this, I hope he goes to prison until he dies.

10/31/2009

Authorities in Ohio were digging for more bodies Saturday at the home of a convicted sex offender after the possible remains of six people were found inside and outside his house.
- Just because he is gone and he lived here, doesn't mean he did it.  He could've left scared he'd be to blame for it.  But, time will tell.

Cleveland police went to check on Anthony Sowell Thursday after they received reports of a rape. During their search of the premises, they found two badly decomposed bodies on the third floor.
- And since they were simply coming to check on him, after the reported rape, it does look like maybe he panicked, killed whomever told on him, and then fled.  I hope they do catch him, and if he's guilty, sentence him to life in prison.

A third body was discovered Friday afternoon in a shallow grave in the basement of the house. The possible remains of three more people were found in Sowell's house and backyard, according to WJW-TV in Cleveland.

"[Sowell] is the most wanted man in Cleveland right now," police Lt. Thomas Stacho told The Plain Dealer.

Autopsies were done Friday, but because of the level of decomposition it will take time to determine the age, gender, race and identity of the victims and how they died.

Sowell is wanted on felony rape and assault charges. Police say he had spent 15 years in prison for a 1989 rape.

The Cleveland Police Department is offering a $12,000 reward for Sowell's capture.

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AR - Look for list of sex offenders in Monday paper (When papers turn to vigilantism to sell paper!)

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They must not be selling many papers lately, so they exploit sex offenders and peoples fear to sell more.  Sex Offenders, the money maker of the century!

10/31/2009

When you get The Baxter Bulletin on Monday, you will find a story about registered sex offenders in Baxter County along with a list featuring 37 of them and their photos.

They're not all the registered sex offenders in the county, just the ones ranked as moderate threats to being sexual predators, or Levels 2-4. Their identities and addresses are public information.
- Notice they had to justify this by stating "Their identities and addresses are public information?"  Well, yeah, but that is for informational purposes only, and not harassment, which this clearly is, IMO.  Scare people and exploit sex offenders to make money.

Level 1 offenders are considered least likely to offend again and notification about them is made only inside the home and to local law enforcement.

Altogether, Baxter County currently has 61 registered sex offenders. In April 2005, when The Bulletin first published a list of sex offenders, there were 34.

Of the 37 offenders on the list to be published, 35 are men. The offenders range in age from 22 to 70.

For 23 of the offenders, their crimes were against girls 16 or younger. Seven of those girls were 10 or younger.

Six of the offenders' crimes were against boys 14 or younger, with three of the boys less than 10 years old.

So, you may wonder, why are we presenting this rogues' gallery of sex offenders? Why are they treated differently from other criminals, say dope dealers or thieves? Why must rapists and child molesters be treated as criminals even after completing their sentences?
- Good question!  But I already answered the question above, to make money!

Because their crimes aren't like selling dope or stealing. Their crimes strike at the very soul and being of an individual, especially children. They invade that most private of space in a person's life and steal something that never can be replaced.
- So what about murderers, DUI offenders, gang members, etc?  DUI and drugs kill more people than anything else, yet I do not see you exploiting them.  You are like buzzards, attack the weak.

Short of murder, sex-related crimes are among the most brutal in terms of the effect they have on people, often lifelong effects. These type of offenses leave emotional and psychological scars that linger long after any physical injuries have healed.
- It depends on what the sex crime involved.  Lumping all sex crimes into one large basket, so you can exploit the issue, is wrong.  What about the kid who had sex with a girlfriend, who happened to be underage?

They're treated differently because so many sex offenders are considered likely to offend again, more so than a thief or drug dealer, or even a murderer. When you see the list, consider how many of the offenders had either multiple victims, or committed multiple offenses against their victims.

Sexual offenses tend to be crimes of compulsion and opportunity. Many offenders have said it's something they can't control, an urge they just act on in the moment.
- What a crock of BS!  Pure fear-mongering here to attempt to justify their harassment, vigilantism and exploitation to make money, it's that simple.

Remember, these are the offenses they've been convicted for, and you can't help wondering how many other times they've committed such crimes. How many others have they victimized? As we said in a editorial when we first ran a gallery of sex offenders, these likely weren't their first offenses, and what's scarier is they may not be their last.
- Yeah, yeah, keep pouring it on!

Those are some of the reasons the state of Arkansas, and other states, require sex offenders to register wherever they live. Sex offenders can't be locked away forever, much as some people would like to do. The next best thing is public awareness.

A community deserves to know of predators in its midst. People, especially parents, deserve to know if there's a convicted child molester living on their block.
- Yeah, and they do, it's called the registry!  But, you want to take it one step forward to make yourself a boat load of money!

We've published sex offender lists before, in 2005 and 2007. As noted above, the number of Level 2-4 sex offenders in Baxter County has grown in that time and changed. We are presenting the list Monday as a public service so people can be more aware of who the sex offenders are and where they live.

More than that, this is the start of a special project by The Bulletin. We plan to publish lists of sex offenders in neighboring counties here in the Twin Lakes Area — Marion, Izard and Fulton counties — so readers in those areas also can be informed.
- Of course you are, more money to be made!

We also will continue publishing information from local law enforcement about new registered sex offenders moving into the Twin Lakes Area to keep the public aware of their presence.

As we've said before, being aware of even a remote threat in your neighborhood is better than being in the dark.


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KY - U.S. Supreme Court to Review Sex Offender Residency

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10/31/2009

By Tim Moore

MadisonvilleAttorney General Jack Conway (Contact) announced that his office will file a certiorari motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the recent ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that lifts the residency restrictions for all registered sex offenders who committed their crimes before July 12, 2006. This means hundreds of sex offenders could live next to schools and day cares.Hopkins County Commonwealth's Attorney, David Massamore said this will only apply to those who have committed a crime prior to July, 2006. However, this also means hundreds of sex offenders could live next to schools and day cares. Massamore said, “ The Law will be lost, (Citizens) will not get the protection created by the law.”
- If the Supreme Court doesn't shoot this down, and allow it to stand as is, then the Constitution means nothing in this country.  This is clearly an ex post facto law, which is a direct violation of the US and State Constitutions.

Madisonville City Police Chief James Pendergraff says he supports Conway's request. "Our department certainly supports Attorney General Conway's efforts to protect children. We wish him the best with his request before the U.S. Supreme Court as we continue to uphold the laws that are on the books." He suggested that citizens stay informed about registered sex offenders by logging on to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry.

Conway said that, “I have serious concerns about how the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling will affect public safety, and in the interest of protecting Kentucky families, I will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear our case.”

Conway's Office of Criminal Appeals filed a motion on Oct. 21st with the Kentucky Supreme Court requesting that the court suspend implementation of the ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court determines whether or not it will review the Kentucky case. The motion to stay the request has not yet been ruled on the the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Attorney General Conway has until December 30, 2009 to file the motion with the U.S. Supreme Court.


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TX - Wrongfully convicted Texans urge students to continue investigations

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10/30/2009

ARLINGTON - During a prolonged standing ovation, the Texas exonerees were brought forward one by one. By the time the introductions were done, 14 men and one woman, each having served years in prison for crimes they did not commit, stood together on a stage at the University of Texas at Arlington.

"On this panel there is 200 years of incarceration," one of them, Anthony Robinson, told a large crowd of students, educators, relatives and government officials. "Two hundred years of suffering. Two hundred years of ignoring a problem that is screaming to be dealt with."

"You have a chance to make a phenomenal difference," said Robinson, who was wrongly convicted of rape. "This is a cause."

The emotional gathering of exonerees, one of the largest since wrongful convictions began making national headlines several years ago, headlined a daylong conference Friday sponsored by the UTA School of Social Work. Also on the program was the brother of Fort Worth, Texas' _____, who died in prison after being convicted of a rape he didn't commit. A panel of criminal justice experts concluded the day.

But the event clearly belonged to the former prisoners. Conference organizer Jaimie Page, a UTA professor of social work, first heard a smaller group of exonerees speak at an Innocence Project event in Fort Worth a few years ago. Ever since, she has worked to help them make the transition into life in the free world.

"I'm not an emotional person, but I cried my eyes out," Page said Friday. "It was a life-changing moment, and I hope it will have the same effect on someone in the audience today so we can keep the movement going."

The exonerees greeted one another on stage with hugs and handshakes as they were introduced. Then, in eerily similar terms, they told of being wrongly convicted of crimes including rape and murder and spending up to 27 years behind bars before being freed. Most were exonerated through DNA testing.

"I was in the break room at work, and a woman said my voice sounded like the man who raped her," said _____, who was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated sexual assault in Dallas and forced to register as a sex offender when he was paroled.

_____ said he contacted a judge to try to clear his name after seeing a television program about DNA evidence.

_____, another Dallas resident exonerated in 2007, said he was convicted by a jury in 46 minutes for raping a 14-year-old boy.

"I was the only black man living in the apartments close to where he lived," _____ said. "They said (the assailant) was 5-8. I'm 6-4. They said I was light-complected, but all my people are from Africa. ... If I was innocent, I know there are a whole lot more people like me."

That was a theme. Almost to a person, the exonerees said those liberated so far (245 by DNA testing in the United States since 1989) comprise just a fraction of the wrongly convicted.

"Those voices cry out from behind the walls: Help me," said Dallas exoneree _____, who was cleared two years ago.

They also praised Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins, whose office joined the Innocence Project to investigate innocence claims and expedite exonerations. More prisoners have been cleared in Dallas County than in any other U.S. county.

"Dallas has a head start on the rest of the country," said _____, who spent a decade in prison and became a lawyer after his exoneration. "Do not let his term pass away. Do not let the voice of reason and justice be silenced because they do not like to look at the faces they tried to throw away."

In the afternoon session, _____ dabbed away tears while remembering his older brother, _____. _____ was wrongly convicted of raping a woman in Lubbock, Texas, and died in prison a decade ago. His name was later cleared when another man admitted to the crime. This year, in the Tim Cole Act, the Texas Legislature passed a law boosting payments to the wrongly convicted from $50,000 to $80,000 for every year behind bars.

"Some say of the exonerees, they are millionaires," _____ said, with many of the wrongly convicted sitting in the audience. "I say you are heirs to millions who have been wrongly convicted. Millions didn't make it, but you are one of the lucky ones who did. But there had to be a sacrificial lamb who stepped up by the name of Tim Cole."

The conference came a week after the work of UTA student Natalie Ellis helped exonerate _____ and _____ in a Dallas County murder. On Friday, the men thanked Ellis from the stage. Several other exonerees spoke directly to students in the audience.

"Students did most of this," said _____, who served 25 years in prison for rape before his exoneration in Dallas last year. "Things like that give us hope."


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SC - Assistant SC Attorney General Resigns After Being Caught With Stripper

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10/28/2009

By Randy Key

Columbia - A Columbia police officer was patrolling the Elmwood Cemetery Monday afternoon, around 3:15 p.m. His report says he was in a secluded area known for sex acts and drug use, and when he approached a car that was parked there, it took off. He radioed other officers, who stopped the car a few blocks away. Inside was 66-year-old Roland Corning, and an 18-year-old woman who works at a strip club a few miles away. Corning told the officer he was an assistant Attorney General, and showed him his badge.

Robert Kittle, reporting: “The police officer’s wife also works for the Attorney General’s Office, so he called her and then later released Corning with no charges. That raises the question of whether Corning got preferential treatment.“
- Yes, he did.  Any average citizen in the same situation would be taken to jail, period!

But, SC Attorney General Henry McMaster (Contact) says the call was just to confirm Corning’s identity.

Kittle: “Did anybody from your office encourage the Columbia Police to release him, without any charges?

Henry McMaster, SC Attorney General: “No. We had no conversations like that.“
- You may not have, but the officer called his wife, who works at the AG office, then they released him.

Columbia’s Police Chief has reviewed the stop, and says the officer was correct in releasing Corning with no charges.
- Why?  The average citizen would not have been released!

Chief Tandy Carter, Columbia Police Department: “The officer released the driver, Mr. Corning, after no criminal acts had been observed.“

The officer did search Corning’s car, and found Viagra and sex toys, but nothing illegal.

But, McMaster says it was inappropriate for an Assistant Attorney General who’s married.

McMaster: “He was given the option. We gave him the option to resign. He resigned close of business on Monday.“

Corning was also a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, from 1987 to 1994.

When Corning was in the House, he represented northeast Richland County. He’s also active in the state Republican Party. He could not be reached for comment.

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KY - Officials Warn Parents Of High Concentration Of Sex Offenders

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10/30/2009

By Eric King

One Apartment Complex Houses 40 Registered Sex Offenders

LOUISVILLE - The largest concentration of registered sex offenders is in southwest Louisville, a fact one local lawmaker wants parents to know before they send their kids out trick or treating.

Southwestern Louisville has the highest population of registered sex offenders in the city, and a single apartment complex on Hackell Drive has 40 registered sex offenders living in 36 of its units.

A WLKY investigation revealed at least 36 of them have been convicted of sex crimes against children.

Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins said the apartment complex is a safety hazard and wants parents to be informed and educated before sending their kids out to trick or treat Saturday night.

"I do not want these people living in my community," said State Sen. Dan Seum (Email), R-Ky.
- Too bad sir, they have to live somewhere.

Seum is planning to propose legislation to change laws regarding sex offenders and where they can live.
- Must be running for governor or something soon?

A similar proposal failed last year, when Hawkins requested the state attorney general look into the idea of forcing registered sex offenders to live more than 500 feet apart from one another.
- What, do you think if they live near each other, they are going to conspire to carry out some mass molestation of something?

WLKY has also learned that neither the complex nor it residents are in violation of any sex offender laws.
- But if it's up to the above senator, he'll get that changed, I'm sure.

WLKY spoke with the owner of the complex, Nikolay Dimitrov, who said in the four years he's owned the complex, there have been no issues of residents committing any sex crimes.

Dimitrov said that most of the sex offenders living in his complex were referred there by their parole officers.

Regardless, Hawkins ands Seum maintain the complex is a threat to safety and urged parents to be vigilant.
- So these people are pushing people to harass these folks or what?

Metro Police said they will add patrols to all Metro streets on Halloween night, as they do every year.


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