Sunday, November 29, 2015

Patrick Phelan, Greece NY police chief, has a serious case of denial

NY is set to remove the first of the lowest tiered registrants off the state registry, and Patrick Phelan disagrees with that. Get this -- he actually believes being on the registry is completely harmless and we are free. Really?

http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/some-level-one-sex-offenders-may-soon-roll-off-the-states-registry

Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said the registry helps track offenders. By removing them, it allows them to go undetected. "It isn't conducive to the safety of the residents of N.Y. to remove sex offenders from the registry. It's a good law. It doesn't behoove anybody except sex offenders to take them off the registry," Phelan said.

Some say being registered for 20 years is long enough. Phelan disagrees. "I don't see where we're harming them in any way by simply keeping them on the registry. They're still free citizens in the USA. They can come and go where ever they want, whenever they want. We're just monitoring them," Phelan said.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

John Walsh found a new patsy in D'OHio senator Rob Portman

It seems my senator, Rob Portman, has been playing the patsy to John Walsh as of late. Last month, John Walsh has stated publicly that he was going to lobby Congress for the A-damned Walsh Act


So now John Walsh is getting involved with the human trafficking panic, and he was found the perfect patsy in Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Portman has obvious drank the Kool-Aid, inviting Walsh to this subcommittee. (On a related note, pronouncing the NCMEC as 'Nick-Mick" is extremely annoying.) Lets listen to Portman mention he "invited" Walsh to the subcommittee meeting (at the 48 second mark):


What I find interesting is by Portman's own Twitter page, the issue of sex trafficking in America's seventh most-populous state (Ohio's population is currently estimated at 11.5 Million) is very, very, VERY small:



So they had 13 "reported cases" in 4 years? That's 3.3 cases a year. That is a ridiculously small number. There were more people who won $1 Million or more in the Ohio lottery scratch-off ticket program (there were six of those for 2015 so far).



Did anyone notice that John Walsh had a front row seat? This was completely intentional.


So a few of you may be wondering why i'm even making a big deal of this, besides the presence of fading star John Walsh. Well, consider the fact that the "sex trafficking scare" is impacting laws against registered citizens. there are TWO "sex trafficking" bills in Congress directly impacting registered citizens:

H.R. 515 ("International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders") Chris Smith (R-NJ)
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr515

S.1867 ("International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders") Sponsor: U.S. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s1867

This panic is going to be a way to keep Walsh relevant, seeing as how America's most Wanted is no more and The hunt is getting less than stellar reviews. Walsh still gets a share of the NCMEC's cash prize each year.

One last thing before I add a news article, Because John Walsh is such a fading star, we at the Shiitake Awards have determined that Walsh is only worthy of an Everyday Zeroes Award.

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Theyre-gonna-pay-Lawmakers-target-backpagecom-sex-ads-351871951.html

They’re gonna pay': Lawmakers target backpage.com sex ads

Updated: Fri 10:59 AM, Nov 20, 2015
By: Jacqueline Policastro - Email

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Lawmakers are going after the CEO of backpage.com, the website known to accept online ads from pimps who are selling children for sex.

CEO Carl Ferrer failed to show up as a witness at a Congressional Hearing by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

His lawyers told Committee Chairman, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, that he was on international business travel.

“This subcommittee would respect any valid assertion of 5th amendment privileges but there is no privilege not to show up,” Portman said.

Frustrated lawmakers say they plan to refer Ferrer to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt. It’s a step the Senate committee hasn’t taken in more than thirty years.

The backpage.com website is a known hub for human trafficking, especially sex trafficking of children.

Senators said the rules of the website make it easier to post an ad to sell a child than to sell a motorcycle or boat. Lawmakers believe the fair market value of backpage.com is $430 million.

In an effort to bring more attention to the issue of sex trafficking John Walsh, creator of America’s Most Wanted, came to the hearing with a message for the CEO of backpage.com.

“You’re a coward, it’s all about money,” Walsh said.

Walsh told us backpage.com screens the ads they receive and actually changes them to make it harder for law enforcement to catch pimps.

“The buyers of sex with children are the number one offenders, they should be in jail. And the pimp that trafficked the child should be in jail. And facilitator of that ad to put that pimp and that child together with that pervert – that’s a crime,” said Walsh.

Walsh calls the website a shopping mall for people who want to exploit children saying he’s been trying for 3 years to help backpage.com flag and report posts advertising children for sex.

“They’re making a joke out of this committee and they are gonna pay,” said Walsh.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nassau Co FloriDUH Sheriff Bill Leeper dressed up as another Shiitake Award nominee for Halloween

I wasn't able to get this up as I was in DC when the story broke, but it is never too late to name and shame a Shiitake candidate. I give you Bill Leeper.

Looks familiar, right? He took a page out of another FloriDUH Sheriff's playbook.

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2015-10-28/story/red-signs-brand-homes-registered-sexual-predators-nassau-county

Red signs brand homes of registered sexual predators in Nassau County for Halloween
By Dan Scanlan Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:26 pm | updated Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 6:33 am

Large red signs in front of sexual predators’ homes are forewarning Nassau County children, parents and the predators on Halloween to beware.

Sheriff Bill Leeper said the signs have been erected to warn trick-or-treaters about the locations of 12 registered sexual predators in his county and will be removed after Halloween. Each sign includes the individual predator’s name.

“By law, sexual predators are not allowed to participate in any Halloween activity or give out candy to children, so this is just an added notice to the public when they are out,” Leeper said.

State law and Nassau County ordinance mandates that the Sheriff’s Office notify the public when a sexual predator moves into their neighborhood with the offender’s name, photograph and address. That information also is on the Sheriff’s Office website nassauso.com.

Map: Check for sex offenders and predators in your neighborhood

Leeper said his detectives also check each of the registered predators’ homes monthly to make sure they are living under their rules.

“I knew it was being done in some other counties and had a suggestion from some residents to consider and thought it was a good idea, especially before Halloween,” Leeper said.

Posting warning signs outside registered sexual predators’ homes in Florida isn’t unusual. In April 2013, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office installed 18 red warning signs with each person’s name. In early 2014, Port Orange investigated use of similar signs after Perry city officials installed them, according to the New York Daily News.

Along with the signs, Leeper’s office also released a list of Halloween safety tips for children. Children should trick-or-treat with an adult who should go with them to the door of every house. Children should not enter a home or approach a vehicle.

Leeper said trick-or-treaters should wear bright clothing or use reflective strips, plus carry a glow stick or flashlight. Only trick-or-treat at homes that are well-lit. Candy should not be eaten until an adult checks it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ft Lauderdale, FloriDUH almost had a Lauren F. Book Boulevard. Almost.

The level of arrogance Book family just won't stop. Not content with an entire neighborhood named after them (seeing as how they created that neighborhood, that is understandable), the Books want a major street named after Lauren. Thankfully, it failed. Interestingly, a number of Floridians opposed this measure and is upset the proposal was not up to vote.

The scariest thing is the FloriDUH Senate approved the measure (but it died in the House). Obviously, SB 338, that bill, failed, so Ron pushed ahead in the local political sphere.

The fact many Floridians are up in arms over it tells me I'm too hard on Floridians sometimes.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-lauderdale-lobbyist-street-naming-20151117-story.html

Lauderdale won't consider a Lauren Book Boulevard
Larry Barszewski
Sun Sentinel
Street-naming for lobbyist's daughter will have to wait. Bill fails to clear state Legislature.

— There won't be any Lauren Book Boulevard in the city just yet.

City commissioners were to consider a resolution Tuesday night supporting the state Legislature's decision to name a stretch of Federal Highway in honor of Book, a state Senate candidate and the daughter of lobbyist Ron Book.

But the item was pulled from the commission's agenda because of one unnoticed problem: The bill that included the honorary naming apparently didn't pass the Legislature this year after all.

A review of the Florida Senate's web site shows the bill cleared the Senate but was not taken up in the House of Representatives.

People in the city had not been aware of the proposed designation, which would have covered Federal Highway between Sunrise and Broward boulevards. If approved, it would have allowed commemorative signs to be placed in the street's medians at Sunrise Boulevard and near Broward Boulevard.

"We don't need ceremonial names for lobbyist relatives, especially those who are still living and running for current political office," Victoria Park resident Larry Wallenstein said in a written message to commissioners.

Ron Book sought the naming from legislators as a way of honoring his daughter's work through Lauren's Kids, an organization she created that educates adults and children about sexual abuse. Lauren Book herself endured six years of sexual abuse by a nanny.

lbarszewski@tribpub.com or 954-356-4556

Copyright © 2015, Sun Sentinel

Some of the comments under this article:

lostthatlovingfeeling
Pass a law that anyone who was ever a lobbyist, married to a lobbyist, born to a lobbyist, in any kind of relationship with a lobbyist or in any way related to a lobbyist be forever banned from having a public building, public park, public road, sidewalk or lane named for them now and forever. If I've missed anything, please add it to the list.

Someone else please start the list for developers and politicians.

KCK33317
How about we stop altogether these egomaniac politicians and lobbyists that want their name on everything. What a joke that we're supposed to "honor" them for making a gravy train living off of the taxpayer's back.

americananarchist
Book as in Crook

whopper
A father wants the city to name a street for his daughter? Really?? This is really sick.

Here is an earlier article, with comments:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/broward-politics-blog/fl-blog-lauren-book-boulevard-20151113-story.html

Lauren Book, state senate candidate, getting her own street
Larry Barszewski
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

What gift can a lobbyist dad get for his daughter? How about a street-naming by state legislators?

Lauren Book may be running for state senate in Hollywood, but she could soon have her own boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

State legislators this year approved naming the stretch of Federal Highway from Broward Boulevard to Sunrise Boulevard for her because of her work with Lauren's Kids, which educates adults and children about sexual abuse. Book herself survived six years of sexual abuse by a nanny.

While Book isn't from the city and her district wouldn't include the roadway, the stretch is part of her annual statewide Walk in My Shoes awareness walk from Key West to Tallahassee.

Lauren F. Book Boulevard would be an honorary designation, with signs erected with her name on them in the U.S. 1 median at Sunrise Boulevard for southbound traffic and at Northeast Second Street for northbound traffic.

They won't be campaign signs. They'll be a gift from dad.

Book's father, lobbyist Ron Book, sought the designation as a surprise for his daughter, who he said has "really become a symbol for what victims can become" in moving forward with their lives.

"It's about how she works to empower people," he said.

Ron Book said the road is close to the Nancy J. Cotterman Center for sexual assault treatment where his daughter received counseling and care. He said he started seeking the designation during last year's legislative session, before his daughter became a candidate for political office.

Before signs can be erected, Fort Lauderdale commissioners must pass a resolution supporting the naming. The resolution is on their Tuesday agenda.

The city's street-naming policy says honorees should be deceased, but that policy involves a street being dual-named and not for an honorary designation. The state has no requirement on who can be given an honorary designation, Ron Book said.

lbarszewski@tribpub.com or 954-356-4556

Copyright © 2015, Sun Sentinel

Mickey Dumberly
How much hubris is the local lobbying community filled with if they now think they can gift naming rights on Federal Highway between Broward Blvd and Sunrise Blvd to their 30 year old daughter. The biggest insult to Fort Lauderdale residents is that this lobbyist Ron Book is a paid lobbyist of the city of Fort Lauderdale, being paid to lobby Tallahassee for things we want, not things he wants for his daughter and her now political career. I will be sending a New Times article about Ron Book and daughter from February that details their history and accomplishments in the public sector. The crazy thing is the article explored the idea that Lauren and her father were attempting to parlay this career as a professional victim into a political career. Guess what, they were right. Lauren is now running for a State Senate seat. Hopefully Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler can see all the negative publicity and attention this egregious act of a rogue lobbyist will have during a public discussion and will just pull the shameful item from the agenda. I plan to be seguing from the dais into why Fort Lauderdale is paying someone with Ron Book’s white collar criminal history detailed in the New Times article to lobby Tallahassee for this city. Maybe “Jack” figures no one without a little dirt on them can be trusted up in Tallahassee, maybe he’s right, “Jack” would know.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Donald Trump likens Ben Carson to a "child molester." Donald, YOU'RE FIRED!



I find it hard to believe Donald Trump has been taken seriously by anyone, but at the moment, he's one of the frontrunners for the Republican nomination. I've never voted for a Republican, but I'm sure even a few Republican voters are completely embarrassed by this clown.

So in a recent speech, Donald Trump claimed rival candidate Ban Carson has a "pathological temper" then says can't be cured like "child molesters can't be cured." Trump, you're fired!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3dn7o7_donald-trump-compares-ben-carson-to-a-child-molester-11-12-2015_news

"If you’re pathological, there’s no cure for that, folks. There’s no cure for that… If you’re a child molester, a sick puppy, you’re a child molester, there’s no cure for that. There’s only one cure, we don’t want to talk about that cure. That’s the ultimate cure. Well, there’s death, and there’s the other thing. But if you’re a child molester, there’s no cure, they can’t stop you. Pathological, there’s no cure."

Thursday, November 12, 2015

MI Senator Rick Jones is giving registrants one last middle finger on his way out of office

Prick Jones can go jump in a lake.
Mishitgan state senator Prick Jones has reached his term limit so he is on his way out, but that hasn't stopped him from trying to stick it to registered citizens. Just months after the MI Supreme Court struck down

Here is a link to the bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/
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Here is the dumb quote from straight from the horse's mouth ass mouth ass's mouth.

http://www.senatorrickjones.com/senate-panel-oks-jones-bill-to-keep-sex-offenders-away-from-schools/

Senate panel OKs Jones bill to keep sex offenders away from schools
Posted on November 5, 2015
Sen. Rick Jones

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones to restore a law prohibiting sex offenders from working or living within 1,000 feet of a school.

“A federal judge recently ruled that parts of Michigan’s sex offender registration law were too vague. As a result, sex offenders of all kinds can once again hang around our schoolyards,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “Whether the convicted sex offender is a flasher or a pedophile, they have no business hanging out at the local school playground and leering at children.

“It is important to clarify the law so that we are protecting our children and still meeting the federal guidelines.”

Senate Bill 581 would prohibit a registered sex offender in Michigan from working or living within a student safety zone, which is defined as the school property and the area that lies 1,000 feet or less from the school property line. It also clarifies the law concerning how close an offender can be to a school while walking or driving.

The bill includes exemptions for an offender transporting his child to or from school, attending an event sanctioned by his child’s school and meeting with a school employee regarding his child enrolled at that school.

SB 581 now heads to the full Senate for consideration.