Thursday, April 10, 2014

FloriDUH's resident Professional Victim Lauren Book approves new playground built to keep registered citizens out of the community

This story is about the blatant abuse of law. Profession victim Lauren Book (aka Ron Book Jr.) is promoting the concept of pocket parks now to create sex offender exclusion zones all across the state of FloriDUH.

[Saenz, Saul. "Daytona Beach park to keep neighborhood safe from sex predators." News 13. Bright House Networks, 9 Apr 2014. Web. <

Daytona Beach park to keep neighborhood safe from sex predators

By Saul Saenz, Volusia County Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 2:17 PM
A nationally recognized child abuse survivor — and abuse prevention advocate — is hailing a Volusia County children's park as a great tool to keep child sex predators away from neighborhoods.

Lauren Book is walking from Key West to Tallahassee as part of her fifth-annual Walk In My Shoes campaign aimed at raising awareness about prevention and pushing for change in Florida law to protect children from abuse.

Her bus stopped at the Bayberry Lakes neighborhood park, located in Daytona Beach.

The park, which is the first of its kind, legally keeps sex offenders from moving into the community.

According to Daytona Beach ordinances, sex offenders can't live within 2,500 feet of a school, park or church.

The neighborhood is sandwiched between a community center and an elementary school, but there was no park in between until recently.

Neighbors chipped in to have the park built specifically to keep sex offenders out.

Brook, a sex abuse survivor, said more communities should do the same.

"I can't tell you how many times I ask parents, 'Do you know who's living next door?' and they're afraid to look," Brook said. “"So, it's being educated within the law: know who's around you and use examples like (Bayberry Lakes), where you build a park to keep a vulnerable section of your community safer."

Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood added: "Have you had more families come to you? Or, have you had people come to you and say, 'Look, we want to do exactly what’s being done here.'" We haven't. Bet you after today, though, when members of our community see this, they'll say: "Hey, that's a great idea."

The idea was the brainchild of Ryan Will, an assistant state attorney, who researched state and city ordinances and raised the money to have the park built.

Will said families don't have to build entire parks to meet state and local law requirements to keep sex offenders from moving into communities.

A swing set can get the job done, Will said.

Ryan Will exploiting a loophole in the law to create exclusion zones for registered citizens. Asshole. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Your stick figure family may be putting your family in danger... of fearmongering reporters

Those stick figure families are a bit of personal vanity, but I seriously doubt people targeted anyone because of them. It does, however, make me wonder what kind of criminal mind works at these victim advocate sites, when they are more enterprising than the criminals they fear.

Your stick figure family may be putting your family in danger
Popular bumper stickers may reveal more information than you realize
By Shelby Travis
Posted: 9:13 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014

We’ve all seen the stick figure family stickers on car windows that usually show dad, mom, at least one child, and maybe even a pet. But one group says those stickers could be dangerous to your family.

R.A.C.E. Search and Rescue of Ohio posted the image to the left on their Facebook page detailing how the stickers may be giving away more info about your family than you thought.

Have a picture of little Bobby in his football gear and a “My Son is an Honor Student at Kelley Middle School” bumper sticker?

Congratulations, you just told the world and anyone who may want to harm your child, where they can find him.   

Groups such as the Kids Safe Foundation say the stickers can pose a danger to your family that you may not even realize.

Dallas County, Texas buys Orwellian buses equipped with "pedophile finder" cameras

George Orwell says, "I told you so." The "bus" of the future is a roving Big Brothr Surveillance vehicle.

And no, I'm not making up the "pedophile finder" bus camera names, either. The company that sells them came up with the offensive name.

I would love to see stats on the frequency of "pedophiles" stalking buses. 

Dallas County Schools Unveils the "School Bus of the Future," Complete with "Pedophile Finder"
By Eric Nicholson Wed., Apr. 2 2014 at 2:29 PM 22 Comments
Categories: Edumication News

Dallas County Schools -- the local school district with no schools or students but lots and lots of school buses -- sent word last Friday that it was preparing to unveil the "School Bus of the Future," and that this futuristic vehicle will "will revolutionize school bus transit and exponentially increase the safe passage of students to and from school." We were intrigued.
My money personally was on some sort of armored personnel carrier, which the Department of Defense is handing out like peppermints. Web editor Gavin Cleaver, a deeply cynical British man, speculated that it's "probably just some unemployed guy in a battered old Ford Galaxy," which would be more in keeping with tradition.

It turns out the School Bus of the Future looks very much like the school bus of the past, i.e. big, yellow and ungainly with a retractable stop sign.

That, Dallas County Schools explained today in a press release, is because the improvements are mostly invisible from the outside.

A brief glance won't tell you the new buses are equipped with voice-over-IP communication systems, or that they transmit data on speed, location and acceleration in real-time. The "Thumbs-Up!" thumbprint scanner, which keeps track of which kids are on the bus and whether they're supposed to be there, is also hard to see unless you're really pressing your face to the glass, as are the multiple interior security cameras.

Slightly easier to notice is the rear-facing camera, dubbed -- no joke -- the "Pedophile Finder."

"I wish we could have come up with a better name for it," says Dallas County Schools spokeswoman Allison Allison. (Yes, that's the correct name.) The camera, mounted on the top portion of the school bus and positioned to capture the license plate of tailing vehicles, isn't just to catch pedophiles. It could be a parent who lost custody of their child, or a kidnapper. But "Pedophile Finder" was the name that stuck.

"The bus driver can't tell if somebody's tailing him but if they recognize a pattern of a car following a bus" based on video, they can take appropriate measures.

The whole setup is called BusGuard, which was developed by DCS and Louisiana-based Force Multiplier Solutions. DCS provides buses for all Dallas County school districts, serving some 425,000 students. All 1,900 buses will be outfitted with the equipment by the fall, Allison says.

A full list of specs can be found here, along with the comforting reminder that "in the event of a serious terrorist or hi-jacking emergency, the control of the management system can be transferred to the appropriate law enforcement agency."

If you have any doubts about the name of the camera, the Force Multiplier Solutions website refers to the rear cameras as "pedophile finders." Pedophile Finder

Our rear-facing Pedophile Finder camera records suspicious vehicles following or “surfing” the bus, and can be reviewed in case of a kidnapping.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Missouri wants to place limits on the ability of Registered Citizens to lobby against their idiotic laws

So apparently Registered Citizens will have restrictions placed against them while trying to lobby against these kinds of idiotic bills. It seems Missouri lands in this category a lot-- trying to remove sex offenders from the constitutional protections against ex post facto laws, trying to civilly commit out-of-state registrants, and preventing them from being buried in memorial cemeteries. One has to wonder what is in the water in Mizzery.

Bill targets Missouri lobbyist with sex offender conviction
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

JEFFERSON CITY — A registered sex offender who works as a lobbyist said Tuesday that, to keep working, he will comply with any new reporting requirements lawmakers might choose to impose.

The House General Laws Committee yesterday held a short hearing on a bill to require lobbyists to disclose whether they are registered sex offenders on forms filed annually with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Rep. Genise Montecillo, D-St. Louis, said she filed the bill in response to a notice from House Chief Clerk Adam Crumbliss about restrictions on the activities of Parker Bena, a lobbyist since 2007.

"Most people view this building as a safe building, and sometimes folks let their guard down," Montecillo said during the hearing. "I think people should at least be aware that there is one in the building."

The committee, chaired by Rep. Caleb Jones, R-Columbia, did not vote on the bill.

In a telephone interview after the hearing, which he did not attend, Bena said he had no objections to the new reporting requirement. "I know it is a matter of procedure, and I am fine with that," he said. "I will do what the law requires of me."

Bena pleaded guilty in 2001 in Virginia to possessing child pornography as part of a plea bargain with federal prosecutors. Before that, he was a prominent Republican and was one of Virginia's presidential electors in 2000.

"It was a one-time mistake and has not and will not happen again," Bena said. "I have paid my debt. I feel like I can live a normal life like anybody else. It happened entirely by accident. When I was questioned about it, I may not have said things the right way and ended up shooting myself in the foot."

Bena was released from federal prison on Jan. 29, 2004, and was on supervised release until Sept. 1, 2006. He registered as a Missouri lobbyist on March 15, 2006. He moved to Missouri, he said, because of his wife's family ties.

Missouri law places numerous restrictions on the residences and activities of registered offenders. Bena has a constitutional right to enter the Capitol, Crumbliss said. "What he does not have the right to do is make members and employees uncomfortable," he said.

Crumbliss said he has had complaints about Bena "getting aggressive" as he questions members about their families. To prevent misunderstandings, Bena has been told to limit his activities to the public space of the building, including the hallways, visitor galleries and hearing rooms, Crumbliss said. "He is not welcome in any non public house space," he said.

Bena's clients include a Chinese freight company; Economic Development Winnipeg of Manitoba, Canada; and a Kansas City freight consulting firm. He said he lobbies on economic development issues.

If he has made anyone uncomfortable, he said, "It was unintentional."

This article was published in the Wednesday, April 2, 2014 edition of the Columbia Daily Tribune with the headline "Sex offender lobbyist focus of House bill."

Here is a summary of the bill:

Missouri HB 1554: This bill requires any registered sexual offender required to file a Lobbyist Registration Statement to disclose to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he or she is required to register as a sexual offender. 
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that this bill increases awareness for those who work in and visit the Capitol building, including those bringing children, that registered sex offenders may be present. Testifying for the bill were Representative Montecillo and Missouri Kids First.