Tuesday, March 30, 2010

GA - Wasting money every single year on sending out certified letters to registrants.

It was brought to my attention, that each year the GBI sends out certified letters to all sex offenders on the registry, which is currently (18,275), reminding them to register. It was noticed that the postage on each of these letters is $5.40. So if you do the math, that is 18,275 * 5.4 = $98,685 for postage alone. Wow! That money sure could be put to better use, somewhere else, IMO.


Just another example of the state flushing your hard earned tax dollars down the toilet!



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PA - Man shot dead in car in North Philly was sex offender

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03/30/2010

A 35-year-old man found shot dead in a car in North Philadelphia has been identified as a neighborhood resident.

Police say _____ was shot in the head and left side following an unspecified argument while sitting in an Oldsmobile Alero on the 1400 block of North 23rd Street Sunday night.

_____ lived around the corner on the 2400 block of Sharswood Street.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Court records show that _____ was scheduled to appear in court April 9 for violating his probation.

_____ pleaded guilty last July to indecent assault and corruption of minors.

According to court records, he was to receive intensive outpatient treatment as a sex offender and to seek and maintain employment as part of his probation.


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Researchers Claim Keystroke Reader Can Stop Pedophiles

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More Junk Science Here

This is more scientific BS, just like the lie detector.

03/30/2010

By Michael Cheek

Researcher performed at Newcastle University claims to have found a method to stop pedophiles in their tracks. By analyzing keystrokes, researchers claim to be able to determine the age, cultural background and sex of the user.

Professor Roy Maxion, an American, says that within 10 keystrokes, he can determine a user’s age, sex and what culture they come from. Phil Butler, a former police detective and head of the Cyber Crime and Computer Security department at the university, believes that this new technique could be used to root out pedophiles in online interactions.

[Maxion] can now identify anyone using a keyboard within a 95 per cent accuracy within ten keystrokes,” he said. “As soon as you type ten numbers or letters he can work out your sex, your culture, your age and whether you have any hand injuries.”

Maxion’s technique monitors the rhythm and speed of a user as they type based on research with 50 test subjects. The research revealed that women tend to type faster and more fluidly while men are more “heavy handed.”


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MD - Governor O'Malley - Protecting Marylanders from Sex Offenders

No matter how many unconstitutional laws you make and pass, to further your own reputation and career, it will never stop a violent person from committing a crime, if it's their intent.

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KS - Kansas Law Enforcement Lukewarm on Proposed Sex Offender Prostitution Bill

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So what about prostitutes and pimps? Why are you picking on John's only? Oh yeah, if you did this to all, then you'd not be making money from exploiting an issue, now I get it! Don't want to kill that cash cow, do we?

03/29/2010

By Rob Low

KANSAS CITY - Hiring a prostitute in Kansas could land you on the state's Sex Offender Registry, but some law enforcement officials across the state say that it may not be a very good idea.

The Kansas State House passed the measure, but it has yet to get through the state Senate, who on Monday sent the bill back to a conference committee.

The measure's sponsor, Rep. Mike Slattery (Email), D-Mission, says that the bill would reduce the demand for prostitution in Kansas.

"The idea is to go after sex trafficking," said Slattery. "Your first VP or executive of a prominent company in the Kansas City area gets put on the offender list, word is going to travel pretty quickly."
- So just like you do with drugs, you go after the source, so why not put pimps and prostitutes on the registry as well?

Veronica's Voice, an organization that tries to rescue women from prostitution, support the bill.

"Is it fair though to have Johns register as sex offenders? I believe so," said Kristy Childs of Veronica's Voice. "I mean we have been for centuries now going after the women, who are the true victims of the circumstances."
- And it's also a good idea to put prostitutes and pimps on there as well.

But many in law enforcement across the state aren't thrilled about having to add more names to the state's already growing sex offender registry.

"Around the state, (we) are already saddled with a lot of things that are unfunded," said Darrell Wilson, executive director of the Kansas Sheriff's Association.

The responsibility for monitoring all of the convicted "Johns" would fall to county sheriff's departments. In Johnson and Wyandotte Counties alone there are already over 1,000 men to keep track of, and authorities fear that the bill could mean a law on the books that can't be enforced on the street.

"Well, it'll be nearly impossible for Johnson and Wyandotte County without extra personnel," said Wilson. "And of course I can't imagine that either of those counties are willing to, or have the funds to, hire additional personnel to handle it."

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SC - No sex offenders in state parks?

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03/29/2010

LIMEHOUSE BILL PROMPTED BY MURDER OF CALIFORNIA TEEN

Registered sex offenders will no longer be allowed to enter South Carolina’s state parks if lawmakers have their way.

State Rep. Chip Limehouse (R-Charleston) offered a bill last week that would ban sex offenders from parks, something he said was a response to the highly-publicized a response to the rape and murder of 17-year-old California girl.

The bill was prompted by the murder of Chelsea King, a straight-A high school student and cross-country runner who was killed by paroled sex offender John Gardner while she was running in a Rancho Bernardo park near San Diego last month.
- This is only allegations right now, he has not been found guilty yet!  It's news like this which I cannot stand, they are saying he is guilty, without a day in court!  He may be guilty, but wait until after the sentencing before you condemn the man!

Limehouse said park-goers are vulnerable in rural areas where there is little law enforcement. The legislation currently has 39 co-sponsors.


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FL - Have sex offender laws been effective?

Original Article

03/29/2010

By Doug Smith

Some lawmakers say no, want to change them

TAMPA - After sex offenders leave prison, state laws in Florida make it hard for them to find a permanent place to live.

Back in May of 2005, our investigative unit first started looking into the unintended consequences of the Jessica Lunsford Act. Back then, we found 21 sex offenders, including seven sexual predators, crowed into a Clearwater motel called the Continental Inn.

Other guests had no idea. Even today, some registered sex offenders still call that motel their home.

We also found homeless sex offenders registering an address that's nothing more than a vacant lot. Strict residency restrictions, intended to keep them 1,000 feet away from places like schools and daycare centers, have driven some sex offenders into the woods or under bridges.

Many have no registered address at all. They are simply listed as "transient" on the state's sex offender website.

Other sex offenders who are desperate to find any place to live are rooming together in double-wide trailers, but do these kinds of living arrangements really help protect kids? State representative Rich Glorioso doesn't think so.

We've learned that residency restrictions don't make any difference,” said Glorioso, a Republican from Plant City, Florida. “They have not been shown to stop repeat offenders.”

He says there’s a better way and calls it the "circle of safety." His plan restricts where sex offenders can hang out. It’s designed to keep sex offenders from loitering near kids. The proposed law would keep them 300 feet away or the length of a football field.

We don't care where these guys are sleeping,” said Rep. Glorioso. “I want to know what they're doing when they're awake.”

Rep. Glorioso has introduced a bill in Tallahassee. It doesn't eliminate residency restrictions, but he thinks if his "circle of safety" law passes, over time there will be no need for the current rules which force sex offenders to live together in tents, trailers or motels, and the general public will be safer for it.

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UK - "I will never recover": Victim of false rape claim reveals year of hell behind bars with sex beasts

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03/30/2010

By Janice Burns

A STEEL worker falsely accused of a knifepoint rape feared for his life in a year of hell behind bars.

Shattered _____, 22, spoke of his ordeal last night after a jury rejected his accuser's lies in just an hour.

During his year on remand, _____ was beaten and attacked with razor blades, boiling water and spat on after other prison inmates found out that he was charged with rape.

And last night he said the false accusation of rape - made against him and pal _____, 20, by a woman he knew - had destroyed his life.

_____ was freed on bail after 10 days but _____ was denied bail until his trial because his accuser insisted she was in fear of him.

He was moved to Glasgow's Barlinnie jail and was only freed earlier this month when both he and _____ were acquitted at their trial.

_____, from Airdrie, Lanarkshire, who also looks after his elderly gran, said: "Being falsely accused of rape is every guy's worst nightmare."

"Then to be thrown in jail for a year with real sex beasts almost pushed me over the edge."

"I will never recover from being treated as a monster and being beaten and abused behind bars. It was the worst year of my life and I am lucky to have survived."

"I will never forgive that woman for what she has done to me. Her lies have destroyed me but she doesn't give a damn."

Upset and shaking as he recalled the nightmare ordeal that will haunt him for the rest of his life, _____ added: "Women who make up rape allegations not only ruin the lives of the guys who are wrongly accused, they are doing a huge injustice to genuine victims."

"It is difficult enough for victims to get rapists into court and get convictions without women like her making things up. It is unforgivable."

"I have great respect for women and I am very close to my mum and gran, who mean the world to me."

"They never doubted I was innocent and neither did my work, who supported me through it."

"They believed me and knew that I could never hurt a woman, but mud sticks and others who don't know me still find it hard to believe I am innocent and think there is no smoke without fire."

"I feel very strongly that genuine rape cases must be reported to the police straight away, but those who lie about it are the lowest of the low and a disgrace."

"I had known this woman for years."

"She invited us up for a drink and a bite to eat after a night out and I didn't think anything of it."

"She was fine when I left but then the next day the police turned up at my house and arrested me. I was then charged with rape and locked up."

"I spent all that time in jail because of her lies. She told police that she feared for her life if I got out because I did know her so I was refused bail."

_____ fears the woman made up the allegations to claim thousands of pounds in compensation.

He added: "The only reason I can think of is that she may have done it for the money - criminal compensation - because it can be paid out before the case even gets to court."

"Her lies have destroyed my life. She was throwing rape allegations about like sweetie wrappers and she didn't give a second thought about the consequences."

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is understood to have made a previous rape allegation against another man but the case did not go to court.

_____ said she invited him and his pal _____, also from Airdrie, back to her flat after a night out last March.

The following day both men were arrested and charged with raping the woman, who claimed they had broken into her flat and attacked her at knifepoint.

They were banged up in Addiewell prison in West Lothian and suffered abuse and violence at the hands of fellow prisoners after they found out they were on remand for a sex crime.

When _____ was released on bail, _____ was transferred to Barlinnie for his own protection.

Both men were acquitted when a jury took just an hour to return a verdict of not guilty at the High Court in Falkirk earlier this month.

_____ said: "We told the other prisoners that we were in for theft but then they read it in the local paper that we had been accused of rape and our lives turned into hell. We were treated like monsters."

"We constantly received death threats and abuse and they would shout, 'Sex beast' at us. We had to have about 12 prison officers escorting us through the jail at visiting times to protect us because they were trying to attack us and throwing boiling water, razor blades and anything they could find at us."

"We were only allowed out of our cells for 10 minutes a day because our lives were in danger."

"_____ was released on bail after 10 days and I presumed I would get out too but they cuffed me and took me to Barlinnie, then locked me up with all the other sex beasts. I was devastated and thought I had been plunged into a never-ending nightmare."

"I was there for a year and spent every day with some of the worst sex beasts you could imagine. I will never get over it. I even tried to take my own life because it was unbearable."

"I just thank God I had the support of my family and my work or I wouldn't be here today."

"The jury, who were mostly women, saw right through her lies. Nothing she said made any sense and it was obvious she had made it all up."

"When I was first arrested and the police told me what I was alleged to have done I was physically sick. I couldn't believe anyone could be so cruel and sadistic as to have made all that up."

Call centre worker _____ went back to work soon after the court case but is struggling to cope with the aftermath.

He said: "I have found this whole thing impossible to deal with."

"I still cannot take it in. I have never been accused of anything like this in my life."

"I have a real problem with trusting people now and it has made me scared of women. I am going for counselling."

"I hardly knew this woman who accused me of raping her but she has ruined my life."

"For an innocent man to be branded a rapist is the worst thing that could ever happen to anyone."

"It was a living hell and there are still some folk who think there is no smoke without fire but we did nothing wrong and our innocence was proved."

_____ and _____ are now calling for stricter rules over criminal compensation payouts to alleged rape victims - who receive up to £7000.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority confirmed yesterday no conviction is needed before alleged victims get their cash and their eligibility is assessed on degrees of probability.

A CICA spokesperson said: "If we think it is more likely than not that someone was the blameless victim of a violent crime, we may be able to offer compensation, even if no offender was brought to justice."

"Where we have any evidence of fraud or attempted fraud we report it to the police and co-operate fully. If the police themselves tell us about a fraud, we will seek repayment because a fraud against us is a fraud against the taxpayer."


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