Friday, January 22, 2016

Nancy Grace has been bashed here so often, she needed something REALLY off the wall to get another nomination

It was going to take something really off-the-wall before I'd feature Shiitake-Worthy regular Nancy Disgrace back on this blog again, but here she is. It's Nancy Grace being Nancy Grace, but this rant was so unbelievable, even fellow victim industry blowhard Mark "The Ass" Klaas pretty much felt she was full of shit. 

This is Nancy Disgrace at her finest. This is over-the-top even by Nancy Grace standards.

Nancy Grace features missing toddler Noah Chamberlin: Focuses on sex offenders 
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Nancy Grace, desperation edging her voice, asked rhetorically Tuesday night, "Where is Noah Chamberlin?" She featured the ongoing investigation and search for the missing toddler for half of her HLN show, pointing out that conditions were well below freezing in the Tennessee mountains where the child went missing, making it imperative that the child be found, and soon. Perhaps just as worrisome, Grace noted that there are 28 registered sex offenders within ten miles of his grandmother's Pinson, Tennessee, home -- the place where he was last seen.

The Noah Chamberlin story went national Tuesday night (January 19) on "Nancy Grace" as the former Georgia prosecutor featured the 2-year-old's plight on her eponymous current affairs show on HLN. And although it was noted that the focus was on a list of sex offenders in the area, she would later acknowledge that the chances of the toddler being kidnapped and taken from the Tennessee woods behind his grandmother's house were minimal.

As it turns out, the primary focus has been on finding the 2-year-old. As the incident is still being treated as a search and rescue effort, checking and investigating the registered sex offenders in the area had been standard procedure. However, as Grace discovered when talking with reporter Michael Quander of WREG in Memphis that the terrain where Noah Chamberlin disappeared is not only heavily wooded but contains various drop-offs, ravines, gullies, streams, and caves where the little boy could have wandered. Add to this that the area is also timber country, where stumps and rotting remnants of old trees can produce sinkholes with just the slightest bit of pressure and the scenarios for a missing toddler multiply.

At one point Grace asked where the grandmother lost sight of her grandson. Recounting the story that the grandmother had turned her attention to her 4-year-old granddaughter for a minute, Grace questioned the length of time that the grandmother may have become distracted. Perhaps it was a bit longer than a minute? At first confused by information that authorities might not know the exact location where the grandmother last saw the child, that was later cleared up, as Keith Sherley, news director of WNWS in Jackson (Tennessee), noted that investigators did have a specific location, not to mention search dogs had picked up the child's scent through the woods and around the area he was last seen. (However, it is uncertain how well the dogs can pick up scent in cold weather, and use of the dogs has not appeared to have been much help.)

As for the registered sex offenders, Mark Klaas of the KlaasKids Foundation (a missing person resources organization), was brought in to provide his expert opinion on kidnappings and missing children cases. Speaking to the 28 sex offenders found in the Pinson, Tennessee area (within a ten mile radius of the grandmother's house), Klaas noted that the chances were "far-fetched" that a little boy would have been kidnapped while out on a random hike with his grandmother and sister. But Nancy Grace, who talked of her own fear when she lost sight of her own kids, pointed out that, even so, it happened. She reference the 2005 kidnapping of the Groene children, where the perpetrator killed all the adults at a house in a remote area in Idaho, then made off with two children, one of which he later murdered. Klaas admitted to the possibility but stressed that it was unlikely, given the details.

Tracy Sargent, a search, rescue, and recovery expert, further explained that a small child like Noah Chamberlin would not put off much of a scent -- because of his size and because of the cold weather. She noted that scent wears thinner as time goes by as well, so the tracking dogs brought in, depending on when they were placed to track, could also determine how well they were able to pick of the child's scent.

Nancy Grace repeatedly made note of the plunging temperatures in western Tennessee during the segment. Weather forecasts were predicting temperatures to be as low as 8 degrees, far below freezing level. She brought in forensic expert and certified death investigator Joseph Scott Morgan, who detailed the risk of hypothermia in such conditions. He explained that the severe cold could produce disorientation, lethargy, and that those suffering its symptoms tended to want to lay down and sleep. Doing so, however, only hastens the body succumbing to the effects of the cold.

Nancy Grace ended the segment by noting that she was in no way trying to place blame on the grandmother or the family with her questioning. The most important thing, she acknowledged, was finding the missing child.

Noah Chamberlin has been missing since Thursday, January 14, when he and his 4-year-old sister were taking a hike through the woods with his grandmother. The grandmother says she lost sight of the little boy after paying attention to her granddaughter for a minute. After a quick search, she reported the child missing at 1:19 p.m. (CST).

Since then, hundreds of law enforcement, military, and first responders, not to mention thousands of volunteers from a handful of southern states have scoured the Tennessee woods behind the grandmother's house. Tracking and cadaver dogs, as well as helicopters and individuals outfitted with thermal and night-vision devices have been implemented in the search -- all to no avail.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Airheaded mASSachusetts State Rep. Shaunna O'Connell gets the first nomination for Dumbest quote of 2016

Here is Massachusetts Rep. Shaunna O'Connell showing off her reading level. It must be the case, since it is obvious that she is your stereotypical airheaded blonde. O'Dumbell must be trying to be the Lauren "The Bimbo" Book of the north, since she is also willing to lie about the sex offender legal issue. The article was in response to a recent ruling allowing registered citizens a chance to appeal their wrongful designation on the state's registry scheme.

A decision made in the state's highest court is causing information of hundreds of sex offenders to no longer be available to the public. 

"I'm not going to say that there's no public safety concern whatsoever, but we're going to do the best we can to honor the courts' decision," said Kevin Hayden, chairman of the Sex Offender Registry Board. 

The ruling will allow for some sex offenders to challenge their classification as either level two or level three sex offenders. During the challenge, information about where they work and live will no longer be made public. 

"The reason we have a sex offender registry is so that victims and parents can find out where sex offenders live and where they work, where they go to that they can keep themselves safe," said State Rep. Shaunna O'Connell.

O'Connell said reducing access to that information on the state's sex offender registers puts victims and families at risk.

In December, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided sex offender classification needed to be proven to a  “high degree of probability.”

So all pending sex offender cases and cases under the appeals process will get the benefit of that higher burden of proof. Information about level two and level three sex offenders, or high risk offenders, is currently available online.

"The sex offender registry is constantly attacked so that sex offenders can hide," said O'Connell. 

"We're talking about 500 cases possibly more that have to be given new hearings," said Hayden.

Sex Offender Registry Board will conduct all the new hearings and Harden explained that once they're given new hearings, those offenses will enter into an unclassified status. At that point, the individual is taken offline. 

"What we actually have today is not a fair and accurate representation of who actually a high risk, moderate risk or a low risk," said Eric Tennen, a criminal defense attorney. 

It isn't enough this braindead idiot was interviewed, she took her stupidity to social media:

The registry needs to be abolished, and bimbos like O'Connell make a compelling reason why.

Among other stupid things in Florida's HB 1179, this bill could require visiting registrants to pay up to $300

You can always count on the land of 'Duh to find new and stupider ways to mess with registered citizens annually. So this year, they're already pushing the latest round of BS. Lets look at HB 1179

HB 1179: Criminal Offenders
GENERAL BILL by Raulerson

Criminal Offenders; Provides additional mandatory term of incarceration for specified offenses committed by sexual offenders & predators; authorizes sheriffs to assess fees for registering & reregistering specified types of offenders subject to registration requirements; specifies maximum fees; provides requirements for use of fees; provides for relocation of registrants; provides enhanced criminal penalties for repeat violations of provisions prohibiting forcing another into prostitution; requires persons convicted of specified prostitution related offenses to register as sexual offenders; prohibits failure to pay required fees; provides additional conditions for sex offender probation & community control for certain offenders & controllees who commit qualifying offenses after specified date; provides that such conditions do not need to be pronounced orally at time of sentencing; provides that such conditions may be applied to other relevant offenders; requires supervision by DOC officers who have specified training & limited caseloads.

There are a few things here that makes this bill Shiitake-Worthy. 

First, the bill creates a confusing fee scale. "The sheriff of each county may charge criminal registration fees for sexual predators, sexual offenders, career offenders, and convicted felons for the initial registration, reregistration, and registration updates with that sheriff. Annual fees during a registration year, excluding the initial registration fee of a nonresident of this state, may not exceed $200 per sexual predator, $100 per sexual offender, $50 per career offender, or $25 per felony offender." But get this, "When an offender from another jurisdiction who meets the criteria under this section and is not a resident of this state registers for the first time, a $300 initial registration fee shall be assessed and collected by the sheriff." So, if you visit FloriDUH long enough to have to register (the state says 5 days but I've heard registration periods as short as 12 hours in some places), you might be expected to pay up to $300 just for visiting the land of 'Duh!

I'd like to add the probation conditions added to this bill are outlandish, such as polygraphs, prohibitions against having a PO box (why?), and most importantly, the court does not even have to notify the defendant of these guidelines. That is ridiculous. 

But that $300 fee for visiting FloriDUH stands out. That is definitely worthy of a Shiitake Award. 

Feel free to read this shit for yourself:

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Virginia wants to remind us Virginia is indeed for losers as they add over 5000 names to the registry overnight!

It is 2016, and just like last year, the New Year began with a nomination right off the bat (it should have been up yesterday, but I was having a Football binge). If you live in Virginia and your conviction was between 1980 and 1994, your life was just made worse.

Approximately 5,604 names added to Virginia Sex Offender Registry

Posted: Friday, January 1, 2016 10:22 am
The Virgina State Police recently added approximately 5,604 names to the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.
The so-called "Supplement" to the list includes information on individuals not previously listed who were convicted of certain sexual offenses on or after July 1, 1980, and before July 1, 1994, according to a state police news release.
The public can view the names at ********
Creating the additional list complies with “Robby’s Rule,” legislation passed in 2015 by the Virginia General Assembly. State legislators also amended an existing law, Code Section 9.1-918 Misuse of registry or supplement information; penalty, to include the additional names.
The Virginia State Police Sex Offender Investigative Unit and Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) spent the past six months researching and verifying names and personal information required by law to be included on the Supplement, according to the news release. State law requires the name of each convicted offender to include their “year of birth, date of the conviction, the jurisdiction in which the conviction occurred, the person's age on the date of the conviction, the offense of which he was convicted, and the Code of Virginia section of the conviction.”
The Supplement differs from the full Sex Offender Registry, established in 1994, as it does not provide convicted offenders’ photographs nor are those listed “subject to the registration requirements" of other previously listed convicted sex offenders.
State law permits those listed on the Supplement to “petition the circuit court in which he was convicted or the circuit court where he then resides for removal of his name and conviction information from the Supplement if the offense he was convicted of would qualify for removal from the Registry under Code Section 9.1-910, according to the state police.