It is hard to feel sorry about Hank Asher's death. He is a former drug smugger who profited from Megan's Law by making data bases that let you know if your neighbor urinated behind a dumpster in 1971. No doubt, hell welcomes ts newest member. Here is a brief bio of Asher from Once Fallen:
#4: HANK ASHERHe is probably the one person on this list you've never heard of. Just who is Hank Asher? The short
answer is he's a data miner and multi-millionaire. He is a major behind the scenes supporter of Big
Brother-type programs, and yes, he's the guy responsible for the MATRIX (the controversial government
computer spy program, NOT the Keanu Reeves movie).
HANK ASHER' CONTROVERSIES
FORMER DRUG SMUGGLER: Asher admitted he was a cocaine smuggler in the 1980s,
though no charges were ever filed against him 
SUPPORTS BIG BROTHER GOVERNMENT: Asher developed the
Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (MATRIX), a controversial
program that collected mass data on every individual in the USA, raising serious concerns
about privacy and making innocent people suspect of terrorism . Eventually the MATRIX was
shut down .
THE TLFO AND MARK LUNSFORD: With the MATRIX gone, Asher had to do
something with his data mining and the sex offender industry was generating big bucks,
so it came as no surprise Asher began selling his data mining under the guise of
"capturing pedophiles ." Asher hired the controversial Mark Lunsford to lobby for
"tougher sex crime laws" which include his program .
Mike Carona's Curse: Two of the Dirty Ex-OC Sheriff's Tainted Benefactors Die Within Weeks At The Age Of 61By R. Scott Moxley
Published Sat., Jan. 12 2013 at 9:45 AM
|Asher: Onetime cocaine dealer gave secret gifts to Orange County's dirty sheriff|
Haidl--a notorious chain smoker and booze guzzler with a penchant for communicating in streams of cuss words--was rewarded for the illegal contributions with a powerful assistant sheriff's job and, though he'd never taken a single police training class, full police powers in California.
He also got a county patrol car, one he later admitted in court that he used to impress his neighbors and friends.
|Carona smiling for an OC Weekly photographer while under FBI arrest|
(Jeffrey Rawitz, one of Carona's colorful, high-priced defense lawyers, died at the age of 46 shortly after enthusiastically attempting to discredit the case brought by Assistant United States Attorney Brett Sagel and his office partner, Ken Julian, who is now in private practice.)
Though he used his public office for corruption, Carona remains the recipient of a lucrative-taxpayer funded pension that deposits into his bank account more than $21,000 a month--even while he's in prison and for the rest of his life.