Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tony Rackauckas, Orange County California official D.A. (dumbass)

Raw-carcass and Runnion, what a pair.
This has been way overdue. For the past year or so, Tony Rackauckas, Orange County DA, has been the quintessential pimp for the sex offender park bans. It all comes down to his plans for eventual higher office, a ship that has hit a stumble when Raw-Carcass got sued the the mother of a homeless man brutally beaten to death by the dirty half-dozen of Fullerton's "finest." A homeless guy who ended up being the kid of a retired OC cop, no less (recently the city agreed to may the dead man's mom a million to keep quiet). So while Rackauckas has failed to charge four of six crooked killer cops, Tony has been trying to divert attention away from this case by pulling a Bobby Jindal and pimping sex offender issues, specifically park bans.

Kelly who? I'm busy exploiting this child for my re-election bid. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/us/sex-offenders-face-growing-restrictions-on-public-places.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Convicted sex offenders are barred from surfing at the famous pier in this Orange County city. In nearby Dana Point, they are prohibited from casting a fishing line in the harbor. And if they wander into a public park in Mission Viejo, they could be shipped back to jail for six months, following the City Council’s vote this year to ban them from a host of places where children congregate. “We need to protect our kids,” the Orange County district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, had told the Mission Viejo City Council. “The danger is very real.” Orange County finds itself at the enter of a new wave of laws restricting the movement of sex offenders. The county government and a dozen cities here have banned sex offenders from even setting foot in public parks, on beaches and at harbors, rendering almost half the parks in Orange County closed to them. Ten more cities are considering similar legislation.... Still, Mr. Rackauckas said he was satisfied that the laws were serving as a deterrent. “We’re not going to know how many kids were not molested or groomed for later sexual contact as a result of this law,” he said.

I know how many kids were saved by this law-- ZERO. So by not seeing anything he assumes it is working. What an idiot.  To quote Reason Magazine --" In other words, if the public safety benefits cannot be shown, we can just assume them." Great minds think alike. Of course you see the results below:

Sex offenders here can apply to the Orange County sheriff’s department to be allowed into a county park. So far, 15 applications have been submitted; all but one have been denied. One applicant requested access to Dana Point Harbor to continue working as a commercial fisherman. Another was a locksmith who did work at businesses at the harbor, and said he had a clean record during 28 years living in the area. A third wanted to attend a memorial service for his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, who had recently died. All three requests were turned down.

No surprise. How much are you willing to bet you will see Rackaukas use this crap when he runs for Attorney General? So long as this doesn't pop up too, Tony:

The man who struck the first blow killing Kelly Thomas,
still not charged for murder. Too many sex offenders to worry about!

5 comments:

  1. I vote for the Orange County DA as the worst politico in 2012. He is spearheading a campaign of hate and fear with passage of the Orange County ordinance that prohibits all registrants from public beaches, parks, harbors, etc. And he continues to spread hate and fear by "forcing" cities within that County to pass ordinances that are similar or even worse. Just recently he spoke before the City Council of Santa Ana, the 11th city to consider such an ordinance. However, when he was asked about the recidivism rate of "sex offenders", he said he didn't know the number, but was sure it was greater than 5 percent as stated by California Reform Sex Offender Laws. The fact is that recidivism rate came from a U.S. Department of Justice report, the same report that his office provided to the City Council. And but yes, the DA admitted at the City Council meeting that he hasn't read any reports on that subject. You can see it for yourself on video at www.californiarsol.org.

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    1. I agree with you Janice. Who’s children were put at risk? The registrant’s child was by not allowing their first line of protection (their parents) to be there for them. Kids often get hurt in parks. Thank God those children by chance didn’t get hurt during the time these horrible, evil punitive measures were in place! Tony Rackauckas used the registrants as his whipping boy for votes to get re-elected. That is not an uncommon thing for politicians but to do so by putting children at risk is beyond belief and itself should be criminal. I think it is vitally important to define to these leaders what harm is more likely to take place in a park. Has there been any history of registrants harming children in parks? No? But there has been history of children sometimes being hurt in parks whether that be by falling from a tree or choking on a hot dog. A registrant’s child isn’t good enough to be protected by their parent because of their parent’s status. That ladies and gentlemen is wrong at the most basic level. About the sheriff’s waiver program…what about the term Law ENFORCEMENT agency allows them to give registered sex offenders a pass to break the law? It’s remiss of their position to do such a thing. TRUTH

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  2. He doesn't read reports because he's too busy pandering to people like Erin Runnion, who was trained at the John Walsh School of Turning Tragedy into Profit.

    But it detracts from Rackauckas's deficiencies in other areas, like his mishandling of the Fullerton Killer Cops case. Plus the wight-wing nuts love this crap.

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  3. Dont forget how he gave the go ahead to arrest 2 men on a 30 year old case and charged them with murder. Sending helicopters and a swat team to arrest one of the men, who had not been in any trouble since their release from prison 30 years previously. He held them in jail for a year before the supreme court ordered that they be released immediately. How much tax payer money did he waste on that one? Im thinking a law suit is coming on that one.

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  4. TRUTH. The whole truth and nothing but the truth is what we need to look closely at when considering re-electing Mr. Tony Rackauckas. He has a history of good and not so good (as do we all), but lately I suggest his competency for good judgment is in question. There is a time for all good men to step aside and let another attorney that has shown himself capable to take over. I have a fondness for sports but even I would consider it cruel to put an old horse that was once a grand champion on a race track. I'm not calling Mr. Rackauckas an old hag just that there are better choices to be had. I submit a possible reason Tony had no opponents in the past is because of the respect his colleagues have for the man (not a bad thing). In sports time demands retirement like that of Michael Jordan to whom many hated to see leave the basketball COURT. I'm sure that can also be true of the OCDA. Why would the DA take a murder case recently to which he flopped? Although he is an attorney and can do such but as DA isn't his position more that of a leader and administrator? It would be like having our sheriff standing on the corner giving out parking tickets. Can she do it? Yes, would she be as proficient as her staff that does it daily? Probably not. Again we need a DA that exercises good judgment. TRUTH

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