|Randy Christian of the Jefferson Co AL Sheriff's Office.|
Christian? Anything but.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I just love small town sheriff deputies, they give some of the silliest comments. Through wind and rain and hail, we still expect you to register. Glad I don't live in B'ham.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - In Jefferson County ten registered sex offenders had addresses within the areas hit by the storm. On top of controlling traffic in those areas and keeping an eye out for looters, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has been tracking them down.
"We hold them accountable every day of the year and when they come in to register we let them know there will be no excuses, not even a disaster," said Chief Deputy Randy Christian, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "We take a no excuses approach with those guys. We think that that's necessary and think it's the right thing to do. And that's just the way we're going to handle it. Listen if they, even if they go to a shelter, we notify the people in the shelter just like we would notify a community when one moves in."
"We went out and started checking on them and found out six of the ten were affected by the storm, either with structural damage or simply the power was out in some cases,” said Chief Deputy Christian.
So far, nine of them have been located.
"One thing that came out of this is we found out that one of the ten was not living where he was supposed to. We've got a felony warrant on him and we're searching for him right now," said Chief Deputy Christian.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
|Laura Ahole's next award should be a Shiitake...|
Shana Rowan, a USAFair founder, said she wrote to Ahearn in December seeking changes to statistics on the PFML website that she says misrepresent the results of a study on repeat offenders. Ahearn never replied to the letter.
"As executive director of Parents for Megan's Law, Laura Ahearn has shown herself to be a zealot who has built a career demonizing the very people she is now to be charged with monitoring. She has perpetuated the myth of high sex offender recidivism, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, to enrich her organization," Rowan said.
Ahearn dismissed Rowan's criticism, pointing to Rowan's engagement to a registered offender who she said "raped a six year old child." Ahearn also said Rowan is "part of NAMBLA," the North American Man/Boy Love Association. Asked for documentation, Ahearn said, "Just search her name on the Internet."
Rowan categorically denies that she has ever in any way been associated with NAMBLA. A website called evil-unveiled.com has a page about her with her name in the URL, and it's the top hit in a Google search of her name. The page says she is a member of "the new NAMBLA" a name the website gives to "activists" seeking reform of registry laws, allegedly so that they can have sex with children.
"I think it's very telling that she [Ahearn] would resort to personal attacks instead of discussing the issues on the merits," Rowan said this week.
Rowan said as the recipient of signifcant public funding — Parents for Megan's Law's 2011 federal tax return reports the group received more than $946,000 in government grants in 2011, the lion's share of its total revenue of just under $1.1 million — the group should be held accountable for providing accurat information to the public. "That was really all we were seeking," Rowan said. "The new deal with Suffolk County is a whole other subject," she said.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Belfast Giants abandon franchise after owner is revealed as registered sex offender
By Greg Wyshynski | Puck Daddy – 20 hours ago
In January, the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League (U.K.) – yep, the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” franchise – announced that American Christopher Knight had purchased the team, as Jim Gillespie sold a stake he had held since 2003.
It was supposed to be a new era for the Northern Ireland team. Alas, it was an era that ended only a few weeks later when it was revealed that Knight was actually a registered sex offender in Florida.
Knight, who made his money in the telecommunications industry, purchased the team for a reported £145,000 ($225,054.50 U.S.) in November, entering into an agreement with the Odyssey Trust, which owns and operates the Odyssey Arena. According to The Independent, Odyssey activated an out clause in its contract with the Giants after “major issues” about Knight came to light.
Like the fact he was charged in 2003 with engaging in sexual activity with “a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age.”
Which, as you might imagine, isn't exactly the image the Belfast Giants are going for.
According to BBC News:
Knight, whose address is given on the Florida Department of Law enforcement website as West Sussex in England, was charged in 2003 with Lewd or Lascivious Battery.
This means he is alleged to have engaged in sexual activity with a person aged between 12 and 15, and he remains on the sex offenders register.
(Eerie twist: Former NHL star Theo Fleury, a survivor of sexual assault as a junior player, was a member of the Belfast Giants in 2006.)
You may notice that Knight is listed as being close to 40 years old. When he purchased the team, it was announced he was 34. But then again, there was a bit he wasn't up front with.
A deadline was set for last Friday for Knight to sell the team, and it passed. From the Independent:
At that point the trust terminated the holding agreement - a move which meant the company owned by Mr Knight - Belfast Giants (2008) Ltd - could no longer play at the Odyssey Arena. Within hours of that, the players wrote to Mr Knight claiming that their contracts were no longer in effect. The squad went on to play two games over last weekend - one of which was a charity fundraiser - on the understanding they were not contracted to any team.
Instead, the Giants abandoned their own team, and were “purchased” by the arena owners.
From the Belfast Giants, a statement from Brian Burke, Chairman of Odyssey Trust Ltd:
“We became aware of major issues relating to the new owner of the Belfast Giants on February 1st. We immediately moved to protect the Odyssey complex by conditionally terminating the Belfast Giants (2008) Ltd’s contract to play at the Arena while entering into a without prejudice agreement to ensure the team continued with its games and its commitment to the league and its fans until the end of the season.
“The Belfast Giants has been one of the most successful sports teams in Northern Ireland and an integral part of the success of the Odyssey Arena. Since this news emerged, we have done all in our powers to protect the integrity of the team and ensure the future of professional ice hockey in Belfast. Last week we offered to purchase the assets of Belfast Giants (2008) Ltd , this was not responded to leaving us with no alternative other than to secure the name and brand of the team and create a new company structure by which the team could continue to play. Today, the entire staff including players and administrators will be signed to an Odyssey Trust owned company permitting the team to finish the season and continue the battle to retain their title.
“This has not been an easy period for the Belfast Giants but it is highly commendable that the players, who were without contracts, fulfilled their commitment to the team’s two games this past weekend including helping to raise money for the team’s nominated charity at the match on Friday evening. We would also like to assure the loyal Belfast Giants’ fans that we are committed to protecting the excellent reputation and long-term future of the team.”
So, in essence, Christopher Knight owns a team that doesn’t have any players or an arena in which to play. Because his players and managerial staff collectively resigned.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
|You know what they say, duct tape fixes everything."|
--NC State Rep. Tim Moore
NC State Rep. Tim Moore Advises Women To ‘Duct Tape’ Nipples To Avoid Arrest
By Michael Allen, Thu, February 14, 2013
The North Carolina State House Judiciary Committee recently approved House Bill 34, which makes it a felony to purposefully expose “private parts for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.”
According to WRAL.com, the bill's definition of “private parts” includes a woman’s “nipple, or any portion of the areola.”
Women could spend up to six months in jail for a first offense. However, any incidental nipple exposure by breastfeeding mothers would be exempt.
State Rep. Sarah Steven said that women could use pasties or nipple coverings: “They’d be good to go."
“You know what they say, duct tape fixes everything,” added State Rep. Tim Moore.
State Rep. Rayne Brown is co-sponsoring the bill because GoTopless.org activists held a topless women’s rights rally in Asheville, North Carolina last summer (graphic video below).
“You’ve got local governments passing ordinances to protect themselves from just this thing,” Brown said. “These folks don’t need to be doing that, but they do it because they’re not sure about the law.”