Thursday, March 25, 2010

CA - Evaluating California’s Sex Offender Laws

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By Maureen Cavanaugh, Katie Orr

In the wake of the rape and murder of 17-year old Chelsea King, some people are calling for tougher laws to regulate sex offenders. Others say the laws we have aren't working. We look at what's being proposed, what laws are in place and what needs to change.


Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher represents the 75th district in Northern San Diego County, the area where Chelsea King was from. He and Chelsea's parents are working to enact "Chelsea's Law" which would reform California's sex offender laws.

Professor Sheldon Zhang is the head of the Sociology Department at San Diego State University.

Dr. Jay Adams is with the California Coalition on Sex Offending. She has treated and evaluated sex offenders for more than 30 years.

Gerald Fineman is a Deputy District Attorney for Riverside County. He supervises a family protection unit for the southwest part of the county.

Mary Duval is COO of the Sex Offender Solutions and Education Network. The group is made up of former registered sex offenders and their families.

If you want to only hear the Mary Duvall of SOSEN portion, then skip to the last video in the series.

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CA - Chelsea's Parents Want to Keep Sex Offenders Off the Street

You need to stop the political BS, and work on monitoring those who are serious threats! Not all sex offenders, about 90% or more, are not dangerous, it's only about 5% who are, and you continue to make insane unconstitutional laws, punishing all 100% for the 5% who commit these types of crime.

STOP TREATING ALL SEX OFFENDERS THE SAME, and if you are going to do this, then do the same with all other criminals!!!!

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"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln

WV - Ann Street death investigated

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By Jeffrey Saulton

PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg police have identified the victim of an apparent homicide early Wednesday morning on Ann Street.

Detective Sgt. Greg Nangle said 68-year-old _____ lived alone in Apartment 2 in the rear of 910 Ann St.

Nangle said _____ was a registered sex offender.

According to the West Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry, _____ was convicted on Aug. 2, 1963, on charges of attempt to commit first-degree sexual assault and incest on a minor female. _____ served about seven years and five months in custody and was placed on four months parole. In 1988 he was convicted in Ohio of attempted rape of a female acquaintance between the ages of 6-12 years old and served 15 years.

Police said this was the first homicide in Parkersburg this year.

"We are not releasing the cause of death at this time," Nangle said. "This was definitely a homicide."

Nangle said _____'s family has been notified.

What appeared to be a wallet was seen in a storm drain on 10th Street, about a block from the apartment building, Nangle said. He said the wallet has been helpful, but declined to elaborate.

"This was a very violent crime," Police Chief Joe Martin said.

Investigators do not believe burglary was the motive. They do believe that _____ and the suspect knew each other, Martin said.

"We believe this individual knew the victim," Martin said.

Police have not released how _____ was killed; however, Martin said the evidence does not indicate a firearm was used.

"There were no guns involved in this case," he said.

Officers were dispatched to the apartment building shortly before 2 a.m. for a burglary call and were directed to the rear to Apartment 2, Martin said. The door was ajar and police went inside where they found _____ lying on the floor of the living room, he said.

Police are asking residents in the area if they have seen anyone walking or running north or south on Ann Street, particularly around 10th or 11th streets, Martin said. Witnesses can call the department at 304-424-8444, he said.

Police and firefighters were searching the area between Ninth and 11th streets for evidence Wednesday morning. Nangle said police have interviewed many people and are following leads; however, they do not have a suspect in custody. He said several items of evidence have been collected and sent to the state police lab.

Lt. John Young said _____'s body has been transported to the state medical examiner's office in South Charleston for an autopsy.

"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln