Friday, May 3, 2013

The Curse of a Sex Offender or ignorant politicians?


Yes the label is a curse, but the title should be "The Curse of ignorant politicians trying to make a name for themselves!"


The Government Is Planting Child Porn On Your Computer?

Original Article

05/02/2013

By Amber Harrison

A new virus has been cataloged, and it appears to be planting and distributing child pornography files. Hackers? No. The government is planting child porn on your computer, or so an alert published today indicates.

Before It’s News has interviewed a person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, that has been a victim of the virus implantation. The person was engaged in journalistic exposure of political corruption, and suddenly police appeared on his doorstep with a search warrant specifying a search for evidence of possessing and distributing child pornography. The story is a bit convoluted here, but basically the gentleman did a little more investigation and found rogue .exe files on his computer that appeared as normal emule sharing directories but contained “hundreds to thousands” of child pornography files. The potential whistleblower claims the virus was deliberately planted on his computer in order to stop his activity.

The article surmises the Internet Crimes Against Children task force may be behind the virus planting, though why is unclear.

Are You A Victim?

According to a USWGO Virus Report:

“I believe it was surrounded by comine.exe along with another exe file that had random characters so I don’t remember that file name since it had a certain kind of random characters and I believe it may have been in the TEMP folder.

It came with three rogue P2P file sharing applications that were not stored in the usual file directories for programs or even portable programs. Those files are called ares.exe, emule.exe, and shareaza.exe. They share possibly illegal files and files with Trojans embedded without the computer owners permission despite invalid claims by law enforcement that no one can force a user to download and share files on P2P networks. When the user discovers them and attempts to shut down the program using process termination on Task Manager(taskmgr.exe) the rogue Trojan control program attempts to revive the operation of the rogue P2P programs and will fully operate within 3-5 seconds or even up to 10 seconds depending on processing speed from CPU. No matter how many times the user continues stopping the program it comes right back. When the user attempts to end the task then quickly remove the files even with certain software, the Trojan that controls the rogue programs seems to regenerate the rogue programs which continues to share and download illegal material which can get the user in trouble…”

ESET Virus Radar has recognized the virus, and calls it Win32/MoliVampire. The short description indicates, “Win32/MoliVampire.A is a trojan which tries to download other malware from the Internet. Win32/MoliVampire.A may be spread via peer-to-peer networks.”

The trojan contains an URL address. It tries to download a file from the address. Files are copied into a shared folder of various instant messengers and P2P applications, according to the description.

In a hurried article posted on Before It’s News, a reporter emoted:

So anyone whom receives this virus or variants of Trojans similar to this virus, is at risk of being accused of distributing and possessing child pornography then having the computers and family photos, videos, and other personal data taken away forever. Then will likely end up years in federal or state prison then receives a lifetime sex offender record, isn’t that just great!!!!!

ICE Pads Their Stats

Evidently, it isn’t only alternative-news journalists who are being targeted. According to a Facebook page supporting 17-year-old autistic youth Andrew Rose:

Operation Flicker was started By ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency]. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, “Operation Flicker” is part of Project Predator, a nationwide ICE initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including instances of sex tourism with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders, and child sex traffickers, according to the agency. Unfortunately, due to the system being used to net these predators, many children are being exposed to the the same Child Porn they were trying to stop.”

Apparently, in an effort to catch these dangerous internet predators, ICE attached child pornography images to .mp3 files on P2P sharing sites like LimeWire. Young Andrew Rose (Petition) downloaded two songs that came with little surprise packages attached. Scandalously and shamefully, Andrew is actually being prosecuted. His lawyer, on the support page, stated:

“The FBI and ICE are the ones who exposed Andrew Rose to Child Pornography ….. They were the Traffickers and became “That which they Seek.”

What Can You Do?

Computer users, especially those who use P2P file sharing programs and messaging, are encouraged to use ESET of McAfee virus scan/destroy software as both recognize the virus. It is noted that virus protection is not “bulletproof” with regard to this virus, and certainly will not protect against hidden attached files in normal sharing operations. If the government is planting child porn on your computer as some people have claimed, taking any and all steps possible to protect yourself and your family, including ceasing use of P2P applications, is advisable.

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AZ - The University of Arizona Men Against Sexual Assault


CA - National Push For Chelsea’s Law Gets Backing From Ex-Facebook Counsel

Original Article

05/02/2013

The effort to spread Chelsea's Law (Video) — named after slain Poway High School senior Chelsea King — to all 50 states gained momentum today with the financial backing of ex-Facebook general counsel Chris Kelly.
- It's all about politics!

Chelsea's Law mandates life prison terms for those convicted of violent sex crimes against children and increases law enforcement oversight of paroled sex offenders.

Chelsea was 17 when John Albert Gardner III, who was convicted in 2000 of sexually molesting a 13-old neighbor, raped and killed her in 2010.

He also was convicted of murdering 14-year-old Amber Dubois of Escondido in February 2009.

Brent and Kelly King, Chelsea's parents, announced their intention to spread the law to other states two months ago.

"Brent and Kelly's unimaginable pain in losing their daughter Chelsea led them to demand better public policy for the state of California,'' Chris Kelly said. "I am proud to join with them and the Chelsea's Shield organization in taking Chelsea's Law and common sense public policy around attacks on children to all 50 states.''

Kelly authored and financed Proposition 35 (Video), which increases fines and prison sentences for human trafficking and requires convicted traffickers to register as sex offenders, as well as to disclose their identities and activities online.

California voters passed the initiative last November with 81 percent support.

He pledged financial support for lobbying and outreach for Chelsea's Law.

The Texas House of Representatives is expected to take up its version of the legislation next week. Similar bills have introduced in Illinois and Ohio.


MO - Missouri Bill Notifies Prosecutor If Sex Offender Freed

Original Article

05/02/2013

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) – The Missouri Legislature has sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would notify local prosecutors when a sexually violent offender has been conditionally released from treatment.

The Missouri House and Senate both voted Wednesday to pass the bill (SB188, PDF)

Current law only requires the attorney general, the director of the Mental Health Department, the facility housing the offender and the court committing the person to be notified of a release. The legislation would now add the prosecutor in the location where the offender was committed for treatment to be alerted.

The measure would also allow local law enforcement to access information from the Department of Corrections on the released offender’s whereabouts if they are being electronically monitored.


AR - Registering sex offenders who are juveniles

Original Article

05/02/2013

JONESBORO (KAIT) - According to the Associated Press, some victim rights advocates say authorities should end the practice of having juveniles register as sex-offenders.

"In my experience, it's very rare that a juvenile has to register as a sexual offender," said Juvenile Probation Officer Amy Powell.
- This may be true for your county or even the state, but a ton of children are being forced to registry as sex offenders across the country.

However, it does happen and when it does, the delinquent goes through a process done by the Arkansas State Hospital Family Treatment Program.

"After the assessment it goes to the judge and then the judge ultimately decides who has to register and who does not," said Powell.

There are several factors that go into deciding whether or not a juvenile must register.

"Based on their offense and how well they did in treatment, whether its inpatient or outpatient," said Powell.

Based on the outcome of the assessment, the juvenile is ranked on the likely hood of repeating the offense.

"They will determine whether they are high risk, moderate risk or low risk," said Powell.

In Arkansas, the juvenile is only required to register as a sex-offender for a certain amount of time.

"If they are to register it's only for ten years past the last adjudication," said Powell.

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CA - California RSOL Challenges Santa Ana Ordinance, Registration Process

Original Article

05/03/2013

California RSOL filed a lawsuit in federal district court on May 2 challenging the sex offender ordinance and sex offender registration process in the City of Santa Ana. The ordinance contains presence restrictions including a prohibition of registrants using the city’s public library. The registration process requires all registrants to register inside the Santa Ana Jail for periods up to four hours as well to wear a prison uniform. Registrants are not allowed to leave during the registration process and are prohibited from using cell phones or any other communications devices during that process.

The City of Santa Ana is robbing registrants of their constitutional rights,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci. “Not only are they prohibited from participating in most recreational areas in the city, they are not allowed to access public information in the city’s library.”

CA RSOL testified in oppositing to the ordinance at a City Council meeting in June 2012 prior to its passage. In addition, CA RSOL wrote letters to the City Council advising them that the proposed ordinance violated both the federal and state constitutions.

It is indeed unfortunate that the City of Santa Ana failed to heed the warnings provided by CA RSOL,” stated CA RSOL Treasurer Frank Lindsay. He noted that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals declared unconstitutional a similar ordinance in the City of Albuquerque. As a result of that ruling, the City of Albuquerque paid the ACLU more than $1.5 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.

The lawsuit also alleges that the registration process for registrants within the City of Santa Ana violates the 4th amendment of the federal constitution because registrants are falsely imprisoned when placed in the Santa Ana Jail. City officials have stated it is necessary to register sex offenders in the jail because that is where registrants are to be photographed. When registrants are wearing jail uniforms, their photographs are taken and those photographs are later posted on the state’s Megan’s Law website.

Photos of registrants wearing a prison uniform give the false impression that they are incarcerated,” stated Bellucci. “This blatant disregard for the truth must be stopped.”

There are three plaintiffs in this lawsuit — John Doe, Jane Doe and CA RSOL.