Thursday, September 30, 2010

NC - Fear Monger, Ron Parrish, running for sheriff, so out comes the sex offender issues!

Well, like clock work, for those running for office, out comes the sex offender fear campaign for votes.

Hell Ron, why not use tax payer dollars to have an officer dedicated to each offender? One who lives with them, showers with them, wipes their butt, feeds them, drives them anywhere they need to go, etc?

The only way to truly eradicate sexual abuse, is to remove the kids from their parents at birth!

Just the usual idiot, exploiting sex offenders and fear, to get elected, as most do! Politics as usual!

He says this in the video:

I will assign a deputy to monitor each sex offender on a randomly monthly basis.

Then he goes on to say:

The current annual process of assembling a huge number of law enforcement agencies to knock on doors of sex offenders, is nothing more than a media event!

But how is doing this more, monthly, any different? It's still a media event, well, actually it's harassment, IMO. And I'm sure those he is wanting to do this, will not appreciate this either.


What About The Victims?

The following is the comments I left on this video.

How can life be better when it's almost impossible to get a decent job and maintain it, and also a home? When the neighbors find out, the mob comes out to force you to move. I understand what you are saying, but anyone wearing the RSO label, has a hard time and almost anything. Jobs, Homes, Relationships, friendships, going anywhere without the mob mentality.

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NM - Ordinance could require Halloween signs for sex offenders

Original Article

Click the links below and email these folks studies that show residency restrictions do not work, etc.

09/30/2010

By Terrance Vestal

SILVER CITY - Convicted sex offenders would be required to have warning signs at their homes during Halloween and have other residence restrictions, under a proposed ordinance discussed Tuesday by the Silver City Town Council.

The proposed ordinance, sponsored by Councilor Simon Wheaton-Smith and cosponsored by Mayor James Marshall, states that sex offenders would not be able to live in a residence within 1,000 feet of a private or public elementary or secondary schools, playgrounds, children's recreation centers and daycare facilities.

The ordinance also calls for the police department, on Halloween, to post signs at the properties of convicted sex offenders that would read, "Warning! A registered Sex Offender Resides At This Residence."

Wheaton-Smith said he introduced the ordinance because there is no state law that addresses residency restrictions of convicted sex offenders.

"Municipalities are given the burden of enacting these types of ordinances," Wheaton-Smith said.

He said the proposed the ordinance is to protect children and the community at large.

Town Attorney Robert Scavron said the residency portion would apply only to sex offenders moving to an area of town after the ordinance has passed. The restrictions can't be retroactively imposed on those who might already live in restricted areas because of constitutional issues, he said.

Silver City resident Walter "Ski" Szymanski said, while he certainly wasn't speaking on behalf of convicted sex offenders, he had concerns that, based on some of the research he has done on the issue, ordinances such as the one proposed could drive sex offenders "underground."

"We might have sex offenders who won't register, who won't seek out their proper treatment and it might give the public a false sense of security," Szymanksi said.

Scavron, said, however, that information regarding convicted sex offenders already is easily accessible from the Internet.

"I think if they were going to be driven underground, that would do it," Scavron said.

More than 40 individuals are listed as sex offenders living in Grant County on the New Mexico Sex Offender Registry. More than half of those individuals are listed with Silver City addresses.

Marshall said he supported the proposed ordinance on "several levels."

"The children who we are trying to protect belong to one of the most vulnerable populations in the community and they deserve this protection," Marshall said.

The proposed ordinance is set to come before the council again for approval or disapproval at its Oct. 26 meeting. By law, if approved at the meeting, it would be published on Oct. 28 and go into effect five days later on Nov. 2. That would come after Halloween this year.