Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ConnectiCUT State Rep. Kevin NUMB-Skulczyck rips off AL Shiitake nominee Steve "Cut the 'Wurst" Hurst
Skulczyck: Sex offender castration bill a priority for 2018
GRISWOLD - State Rep. Kevin Skulczyck confirmed Tuesday he would like to see chemical castration performed on convicted sex offenders as a form of punishment.
He said the proposal will be on his “top 5” list of priorities going into next year’s legislative session.
Skulczyck, a Republican who represents the 45th district, tweeted his idea on Sunday.
“This is about protecting the next victim and as law makers it’s our responsibility to look for every tool to protect the next generation,” Skulczyck said. “I want to work on a model bill that for the rest of the country to use.”
The details on whether both males and females would be required to undergo the treatment or which crimes would warrant castration were not made clear.
It also is not clear if Skulczyck would propose the state pay for castrations.
With chemical castration, drugs are used to reduce a person’s libido or sexual activity. It does not remove organs nor is it a form of sterilization.
Alabama State Rep. Steve Hurst is proposing a similar bill for the third time in his state. Hurst’s bill, however, proposes surgical castration. Skulczyck linked to a story about Hurst’s proposal in his tweet on Sunday.
Eight states -- California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin -- allow for chemical or surgical castration of sex offenders.
Critics of the practice, including the American Civil Liberties Union, say castration is a violation of someone’s rights. A castration bill, the ACLU has said, would violate the Eighth Amendment which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
Skulczyck, a freshman legislator, has also proposed other controversial bills during this year’s legislative session, including reviving the death penalty, suspending funding to “sanctuary cities” and repealing gun control legislation.
“It is a controversial bill, but I’m the guy to bring this up. I’m living in the moment and I’m going to take an opportunity to help the public,” Skulczyck said.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
NY seeks to prohibit prisoners convicted of sex crimes against minors from possessing pics of minors in priso
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 10, 2017
Introduced by Sen. JACOBS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting child sex offenders from possessing a depiction of any minor during their incarceration
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 70.80 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
10. EVERY SENTENCE FOR A FELONY SEX OFFENSE, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, IMPOSED PURSUANT TO ANY SECTION OF THIS ARTICLE, WHERE THE VICTIM OF SUCH OFFENSE WAS A MINOR, SHALL INCLUDE AS A PART THEREOF A PROHIBITION AGAINST THE POSSESSION OF PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEOS OR ANY OTHER DEPICTIONS OF ANY MINOR DURING THE TERM OF SUCH INCARCERATION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Katie Wendell of Dayton Daily News reminds us that somehow the registrant status of nursing home residents is bigger news than the shooting of three people there
Based on the timeline of events by the same news outlet, it seems the shooter had a prior relationship to one of the victims, none of whom were the residents. Thus, their statuses are irrelevant to the story, because their only involvement in this story is being at the place where the crime occurred. It reminds me of the news stories focusing on the registrants in a trailer park rather than the non-RSO killer in the Aliahna Lemmon case.
I spared Katie a Shiitake nod last year on her nursing home article, but this one just can't be ignored.
What we know about the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville
Nearly half the small home’s residents are registered sex offenders.
By Katie Wedell
Updated: 12:46 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 | Posted: 10:53 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017
Kirkersville — The Pine Kirk Care Center nursing home in Kirkersville is a small facility of 24 beds. It had 23 residents at its last inspection by the state.
The Kirkersville Police Chief and two employees of the home were killed today when a gunman entered the nursing home and them killed himself.
The home is rated as average for health and fire safety inspections and nursing levels on Medicare.gov’s Nursing Home Compare tool, which compiles inspection reports of licensed nursing homes from each state.
In late 2016, when the Dayton Daily News did an investigation into sex offenders living in Ohio nursing homes, there were 10 residents living at Pine Kirk who were on the Ohio sex offender registry. Their crimes ranged from gross sexual imposition to rape of children.
Some crimes were decades old, while others occurred within the past 10 years.
A search of the registry today showed there are currently nine residents who are registered sex offenders.
There was also a complaint inspection done at the home a year ago after one resident hit another resident with a cane, resulting in the victim being admitted to the hospital intensive care unit.
Pine Kirk has not received any federal fines or denials of Medicare payments in the past three years, according to the Medicare page.
Friday, May 12, 2017
John Walsh calls the USA a third world country among his usual errors in addressing the child abuse issue
1: The underdeveloped nations of the world, especially those with widespread poverty.
2: The group of developing nations, especially of Asia and Africa, that do not align themselves with the policies of either the U.S. or the former Soviet Union.
3: The minority groups within a nation or predominant culture.
Oh, and Walsh goes on to give props to controversial South Carolina pro-Confederate and segregationist Strom Thurmond, seeing as how they both are obvious supporters of segregation policies. Of course, late in life, Thurmond caled back on his racism, but Walsh hasn't scaled back on his anti-registrant hogwash.
Walsh calls child abuse a problem that is 'everywhere'
By Dede Biles firstname.lastname@example.org Apr 25, 2017
Television personality, criminal investigator and victim rights advocate John Walsh delivered a sobering message Monday night at USC Aiken’s Convocation Center while speaking during a fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County.
“There is a problem everywhere,” he said. “Everybody has a problem with the abuse of children. I don’t give a damn if you live in Beverly Hills or you live in the inner city in the ghetto. Your children can be victims at any time. We are the richest and most powerful country in the world, but we have more child abuse than any other third world country.”
In Aiken County, Walsh said, the Advocacy Center assisted 55 victims of child abuse last month.
“The people who prey on children are a lot smarter than most criminals,” Walsh said. “They know how we hate them, and they now how insidious what they do is. They are cunning, and they are good at it.”
Walsh spoke fondly of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, saying the Republican from South Carolina provided support for his initiatives.
"Love him or hate him, I thought he was a good old guy," Walsh said. "He was like that semi-senile grandfather we all have and we all love, but he also would come into some incredible moments of clarity."
Monday, May 1, 2017
AkansASS dad Shelton Kitchens posts "child molester" sign because neighbors sleeps with his daigher who is above the age of consent
It isn't even legal to post this sign in your yard against a person on the registry (though law enforcement tends not to arrest people for harassment of registrants), but I'm pretty sure this sign will likely lead to some problems for this idiot father in the long run. I also have a hard time believing a 16 year old girl, a woman beyond the age of consent, could be "lured by puppies." Also, if his daughter is "traumatized," I imagine it is because of the father's reaction if anything.
Arkansas dad uses sign for ‘child molester’ PSA
POSTED 10:29 PM, APRIL 27, 2017,
BY STACY JACOBSON
HETH, Ark. -- An Arkansas dad is using a handmade sign on his rural St. Francis County property to defend and protect his 16-year-old daughter.
Shelton Kitchens said he learned recently that his daughter was in a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old man.
“I find my daughter like she’s almost eaten alive. It’s sickening when you raise her shirt and look at it. Hickeys all over,” he said.
Kitchens said the man lives near his tire shop.
"She got lured in by puppies," he said.
So Kitchens called the St Francis County Sheriff’s Office. He met with a deputy but they said they couldn't file criminal charges.
“He called Crimes Against Children in Little Rock. They said they can’t do nothing about it because she’s 16 years old,” he said.
In fact, 16 is the age of consent in Arkansas. There was nothing law enforcement officers could do.
So he started a public awareness campaign, putting a sign up that reads, "Danger! Child molester lives in first house on the right.”
It lists the man's last name at the bottom.
Kitchens and his co-workers said they were getting a lot of attention for the sign. It also got shared on social media.
They hoped it helped spread a message and pushed lawmakers to raise the age of consent to 18.
“I want awareness put to other parents so they don’t have to go through what I've gone through the last few days,” Kitchens said.
“It’s going viral. That’s what we want it to do,” said Marcus Rickman, who also works at the tire shop.
But not everyone who drives by is sympathetic.
“The only thing he can really do is be mad at his daughter. He cant be mad at that guy,” Matt Malone said.
Kitchens said his daughter stopped seeing the 21 year old and she’s traumatized. She’ll probably have to go to therapy.
WREG spoke with state lawmakers who said they were not yet prepared to comment on the issue.