Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TN - Uhhh… What? Former Tenn. Politician (William Lee Blakely) Arrested For Masturbating Out Car Window While Going 90 MPH

William Lee Blakely
Original Article

04/09/2013

By Andrew Kirell

And… this happened.

A former Tennessee politician was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he allegedly masturbated out his car window while driving 90 mph on Interstate 26 earlier this year. Apparently this is not a new multi-tasking endeavor for the former Mount Carmel vice mayor — the charges mirror complaints made him against him several years ago that were never fully investigated. And now he’s facing up to all of them.

William Lee Blakely was charged with one count of indecent exposure after a female motorist alleged that he “fondled himself” and made obscene gestures while they drove next to one another on the highway.

Now that he’s been arrested for the charges, several women have come out to testify about similar stories in the past. “It seems that every victim would tell the same story. But I knew all the victims did not know each other,” Kingsport Police Detective Terry Christian told WJHL.

According to each of the women testifying, Blakely’s high-speed masturbation super fun time started out the same: he’d wave to get the drivers’ attention, escalating to a honk, and then partially crossing over into their lanes.

After the waving, it turned into a lot of beeping, him grabbing his chest area, and asking me going ‘please, please’ with his hands, may I… show me yours,” witness Kelly Street said.

He was taking his hand, wetting his mouth, and masturbating,” another witness said.

At over 90 miles per hour, he had his penis out … he was masturbating… and that’s when it got really, really bad. I wouldn’t look over any more,” Street added.

Detective Christian lamented how Blakely’s indecent acts “went on for so long and nobody’s addressed it.” Apparently the department received dozens of phone calls reporting similar behavior over the last three to four years, all from victims ranging between ages 16-65.

Watch the report below, via WJHL:


NJ - Former New Jersey cop (Jeffrey Kimmel) convicted of child endangerment, acquitted of child sexual assault

Jeffrey Kimmel
Original Article

See a video about this, here.

04/08/2013

HACKENSACK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A former Ramsey, N.J., police officer was acquitted of child sexual assault Monday, but was convicted of child endangerment.

Jeffrey Kimmel, 49, faces up to 10 years in prison following his conviction on Monday, according to a Record of Wooldland Park report. Kimmel was a patrol officer with the Ramsey Police Department.

During the trial, prosecutors said Kimmel fondled a 6-year-old girl in a relative’s home in 2010. But the defense claimed the girl’s “sketchy memory” meant Kimmel should be acquitted on both counts.

The girl, now 9, testified personally at trial that Kimmel called her into his bedroom and molested her in October 2010, the newspaper reported.

Kimmel was convicted of stealing more than $110,000 from his police union while he served as its treasurer. He received a six-year sentence but was freed on parole after serving seven months.

Authorities said his parole may be revoked due to the child endangerment conviction.

Sentencing for Kimmel is set for June 14, the newspaper reported.


WI - Sex offender buffer zone proposal heads to council

Original Article

04/09/2013

By CARA SPOTO

RACINE - An ordinance proposal that would prevent violent or child sex offenders placed in Racine from residing within 1,000 feet of locations where children spend time is on its way to the City Council, but not before an item regarding appeals gets another look.

Meeting Monday night at City Hall, 730 Washington Ave., the Public Safety and Licensing Committee voted 3-0 to recommend that the council approve the ordinance with the understanding that the current draft would receive some adjustments before being considered by the council.

Committee members said they were comfortable with the key elements of the measure, which proposes that sex offenders located to Racine be banned from residing within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, library, park, playground, swimming pool or house of worship. However, members had lingering questions about certain definitions and the measure’s proposed appeals process.

In its current form, the proposed ordinance states that a sex offender looking to be exempted from the 1,000-foot residence requirements could make an appeal to the Public Safety and Licensing Committee.

Alderman Sandy Weidner, who is not a member of the committee, said aldermen should consider establishing a separate body to hear appeals.

I don’t know that all the members that would be appointed to the (Public Safety and Licensing Committee) would even want to have that onus on their shoulders,” she said. “I think that’s a lot to ask.”

Some of the questions the committee members had were, in part, raised by Robert Peterson, an attorney for convicted sex offender [name withheld], who was recently released to Racine.

Peterson, who spoke during the public hearing before the meeting, presented data that he said shows restrictions on where convicted sex offenders can live have almost no effect on recidivism.

Residence requirements of 1,000 feet, 2,000 feet, statistically will do nothing to increase the safety of the community,” Peterson said.

[name withheld]’s former victim also spoke during the sparsely attended hearing. The victim, whose name The Journal Times is not releasing, implored the committee to support the measure. Committee member and outgoing alderman Molly Hall began working on the proposal earlier this year after [name withheld] was nearly relocated within blocks of the victim’s West Racine residence.

This ordinance should have been in effect a long time ago,” the victim said. “I am strongly asking you to take this ordinance into consideration so other people don’t have to go through what I have been through in the last three and a half months.”


FL - Sheriff Gordon Smith goes beyond the law by posting signs in offenders yards (Will he be held accountable?)

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Original Article

Will he be held accountable when an ex-offender or their family/children are harassed or murdered due to these signs? This is what happens (Video) when you do stuff like he is doing. Click the "ShamingSigns" below this post title for all related articles.

04/08/2013

By Leslie Coursey

STARKE - "I don't want another victim," Sheriff Gordon Smith (Facebook) says it's that simple.

To alleviate any confusion parents might have about where sexual predators live, he's posting big red signs (SkyDrive, Facebook), bearing the predator's names, in front of their homes.

"If you're selling Girl Scout cookies, if you're selling whatever, you'll know at that door lives a sexual predator," he said.

The sheriff says the idea came from his staff. He said parents kept calling with concerns. And when they looked, he said "We had more sexual predators in our community than all those other counties, comparable to our size, we had more than all them together. So that's an issue."

Florida law states, as Sheriff, he can notify his community about sexual predators any way he sees fit.

"And as I see fit means putting up a sign," he said.

And if the predators have a problem with it, he said, "If they don't like it, they got an option. Leave!"

The Sheriff's Office says the signs cost less than $10 a piece. They'll use inmate labor to post them this week, making the burden on the taxpayer minimal.

The signs will only be posted at the homes of sexual predators, not sex offenders. The difference is that a predator is a either a repeat offender and/or their crimes are violent with a victim under 12.

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NY - Jail beating caught on tape by officer (Craig Strizzi) and inmates (Matthew Cahn & Lauterio Santos)

Craig Strizzi
Original Article

This happens a lot more than the public knows about, and anybody who has been in jail / prison can tell you that, but you will never see it because police protect their own.

We are sick and tired of the media, politicians and others making police officers look like saints when many of them are corrupt.

Officers should be given psychiatric evaluations every year or so to see if they are okay, because when you have to deal with criminals on a daily basis, it gets to you and you eventually view everyone as less than human and a criminal.


03/12/2013

By Bryan Fitzgerald

COLONIE - "We're going to thump him."

That's what Craig Strizzi, a veteran correction officer at the Albany County jail, allegedly told two inmates Wednesday afternoon just before he enlisted them to join him in beating another inmate in the jail's recreation yard.

Statements from Strizzi (PDF), the victim and the two inmates charged Monday in the beating shed light on the alleged plot, the lengths Strizzi is accused of going to in an effort to cover up the attack and how it unfolded.

"We both talked about how we hated child molesters," Matthew Cahn, one of the inmates charged in the beating, said in his statement to investigators. Strizzi, Cahn and Lauterio Santos are accused of attacking [name withheld], a 20-year-old Albany man held at the jail on charges he raped an 8-year-old boy in Albany's Lincoln Park. "I told Strizzi I would like to get a shot at getting [name withheld] if I could do it without getting into trouble."

In the days before the attack, [name withheld], who is in a mental health ward at the jail, had been acting erratically, screaming from his cell and urinating on himself, Cahn said.

"Everyone on the tier was basically fed up with what was going on," Cahn said. "I had talked to Officer Strizzi about ([name withheld]) and asked him what could be done."

"Don't worry," Strizzi allegedly told Cahn. "I'm going to take him out to rec later and freeze him out."

Cahn explained that "freezing out" meant Strizzi was going to lock [name withheld] in the indoor recreation yard by himself and open the roof doors to the cold air. The average temperature Wednesday was 35 degrees, according to National Weather Service records.
- And this shows that by putting an inmate outside and opening the doors, other officers know about it, and tolerate the corruption!

Strizzi made good on his promise and locked [name withheld] out in the cold, Cahn said, but [name withheld] began to taunt Strizzi from the chilly recreation yard, grabbing his genitals, licking the glass doors and cursing Strizzi's name.

That's when Strizzi, according to Cahn, plotted the attack.

Strizzi found Cahn and Santos and told them he would make it look like [name withheld] attacked him.

"Strizzi showed me a blind spot next to the rec room door where the cameras couldn't see," Cahn said. "Strizzi said that we could put [name withheld] up to the wall there and that it would not be on camera."

Strizzi, a correction officer at the jail for 15 years, apparently miscalculated. What happened next was all captured on security tape, Sheriff Craig Apple said.

Strizzi told Cahn to act like he was on the phone. As Strizzi was letting [name withheld] out of the yard, he yelled, "So you want to swing at an (expletive) CO?"

It was Cahn's cue to hang up the phone and run over. When he got there, he said, Strizzi had [name withheld] pinned up against a wall.

Everyone took turns: Cahn landed punches to [name withheld]'s forehead and one of his eyes; Strizzi with blows to [name withheld]'s chest and stomach; Santos ran over and got shots in to the side of [name withheld]'s head and ribs.

"That's enough; take him down," Strizzi yelled out a minute into the beating, according to Cahn.

Strizzi handcuffed [name withheld] and sent a radio call to his colleagues.

"I sat inmate [name withheld] against a wall and called for a sergeant," Strizzi initially told investigators. In his statement, Strizzi said that [name withheld] had swung an elbow at him as [name withheld] left the rec yard.

"[name withheld] would not comply and continued to struggle," Strizzi said. "At the conclusion of this event, no injuries were reported."

Apple, who has seen the footage of the attack, said [name withheld] suffered black eyes, cuts and bruises and never fought back or swung at Strizzi.

"Never once does ([name withheld]) even try to defend himself," Apple said.

In his statement, [name withheld] said the three men taunted him with sex offender calls during the attack.

"I never raised my hands at all to do anything to Officer Strizzi, but he kept saying I swung at him," [name withheld] said. "I never swung at anyone during the entire thing. All I did was get hit."

Cahn, 34, and Santos, 46, were arraigned in Colonie Town Court Monday night on felony assault, unlawful imprisonment and conspiracy charges. Bail was set at $10,000 cash for Santos. No bail was set for Cahn. Both men remain in jail.

Strizzi was charged Friday with felony unlawful imprisonment, conspiracy, official misconduct, making a punishable false written statement and misdemeanor assault.

Though all three men participated in the beating, Apple explained that state law automatically elevates the assault charges against the inmates to a felony because they were incarcerated at the time of the attack.

Strizzi, who is out on bail, has been suspended without pay. Apple said Strizzi has no other incidents on his record.


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