Friday, July 14, 2017

A second helping of southern-fried Andy Cordan Bleu

How long do you serve leftovers for dinner? A day? A week? Would you eat a year old meatloaf? No? Well, how about if the same cook fed you that same meatloaf on a different colored plate? Well, this crazy-looking guy from WKRN 2 in TenNAST-EE serves us up year old leftovers sprinkled with a second helping of SOS (same old shit). [As an side, he looks like he shouuld be hosting some cable TV show about alien absuctions and Illumiati stuff.)

Rather than just post each article separately, I'm posting them together to create a "new" article. I will cut and paste the similar statements. Guess which statement belongs to which article and win bragging rights. NO CHEATING!

Giles County sheriff: Sex offenders move to Tennessee for lax laws
By Andy Cordan
Published: July 13, 2017, 4:00 pm  Updated: July 13, 2017, 5:36 pm

Tenn. law enforcement concerned by increase in sex offenders from Alabama
By Andy Cordan
Published: June 15, 2016, 5:06 pm  Updated: June 15, 2016, 7:59 pm

Tennessee’s sex offender laws are so lax, the Giles County sheriff says offenders are crossing the Alabama border to move to Tennessee. Law enforcement officers are concerned about an increase in the number of sex offenders moving to Tennessee from Alabama.

Sex offenders are telling Giles County law enforcement that they are moving over the state line because Alabama sex offender registry requirements are too tough, especially when it comes to offenders who want to live with their own biological children. Kyle Helton has been the sheriff of Giles County, which borders two Alabama counties, for 11 years. Helton says he has recently seen an increase in the number of sex offenders who have moved to his county. Lt. Shane Hunter with Giles County told News 2 his agency and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department noticed a major influx 8 to 9 months ago.

Because he is a convicted sex offender, Alabama law prohibits **** from living with his children. But in Tennessee, *** can live with his children because he didn’t commit a crime against them. Lt. Hunter says that’s why **** claims he and many other Alabama sex offenders are now moving in droves over the border to Tennessee. “Yes, it troubles me, and it troubles the neighboring counties as well,” said Lt. Hunter. “They realize that and word of mouth gets out and one sex offender tells another one that the laws are less stringent, and move up there, because there are less hoops to jump through and that is why they are moving to Tennessee and we have probably seen a 50 percent increase in our sex offenders from Alabama coming to Tennessee.” “[It] troubles the neighboring counties as well and they realize that and word of mouth gets out and one sex offender tells another one that the laws are less stringent, so move up there and there are less hoops for them to jump through and therefore, that’s why they are moving to Tennessee,” Lt. Shane Hunter said.

When it comes to staying overnight with children, Alabama’s law is crystal clear – no sex offender is allowed an overnight visit with a child under the age of 18, and that includes the offender’s biological children. In Tennessee, a sex offender can live with their biological children as long as they are not the victim of that crime. “They admitted to our staff that’s the reason they moved here,” Sheriff Helton says.

In addition, Alabama sex offender requirements are also more demanding when it comes to how far a sex offender must remain from a day care or school. In Alabama it is 2,000 feet. In Tennessee it is only 1,000 feet. In the state of Tennessee, a sex offender cannot live within 1,000 feet of a victim. Alabama’s law is twice is tough, and sex offenders must stay at least 2,000 feet away.

It makes me wonder how many other reporters pull this crap? Now that I think about it, it probably happens more often than you think. After all, how many Shiitake award nominees have repeat performances? While I've seen reporters refer to an older article, I've never seen a reporter pass off the same exact story in quite this manner. It was if he just reworded the same article and reposted it. Well, if he writes this same article net year, maybe I can just copy-paste THIS nominee article as well!

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