Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Better yet, how has this sorry excuse of a newspaper still in business at all?
Third man killed in Washington state Amtrak derailment was convicted for child pornography
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:56 PM
The third person killed in the chaotic Amtrak derailment outside Seattle was a convicted sex offender under federal supervision for possessing child porn, officials said Wednesday.
****, of Auburn, Washington, died along with railroad employees Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite after the speeding Amtrak Cascades train they were on plunged off an overpass around 7:30 a.m. Monday.
More than 70 people were sent to local hospitals after the high speed derailment, which occurred during the Amtrak train’s inaugural run between Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
*** died of multiple traumatic injuries, the Pierce County coroner’s office said Wednesday evening.
The engine is transported from Interstate 5, where it was going 80 mph on a 30 mph curve and flew off the tracks. Pictures showed the train car dangling from the overpass, with multiple cars beneath it.
The 40-year-old was released in 2015 after serving two years in prison for possessing a trove of child porn, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle confirmed.
After getting out, *** had to register as a sex offender and was ordered to a lifetime supervised release.
The Amtrak train was pummeling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone when it flew off the rails during the Monday morning commute, investigators said. The derailment remains under investigation.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
(I could discuss the potential problems with kids of registrants but that's a whole different can of worms. I bet no one considered that.)
St. Charles Parish partnership offers sex offender notification program to alert parents
Monday, December 4th 2017, 1:00 pm EST
Written by: Erin Lowrey, Digital Content Manager
ST. CHARLES PARISH, LA (WVUE) -
St Charles parish Sheriff's Office along with the St. Charles Parish School Board have created a program in conjunction with Offender Watch Initiative in an effort to prevent sexual abuse against residents.
Parents and guardians of children in St Charles Parish Public Schools will receive a brochure detailing specifics of the T.A.S.K. Program.
Parents are being asked to review the content of the brochure with their children, and have an honest discussion with their children regarding the dangerous reality of sexual abuse and the preventative measures that can be taken to prevent it, according to the sheriff.
The (T.A.S.K.) program is a three step email registration process.
According to the release, upon completion of the program, and with parental assistance, children will print a map of their local area, sign it, and submit it to their teacher.
Once the assignment has been completed, children will receive a safety prize from a local sponsor, which is Adventure Quest Laser Tag.
Adventure Quest Laser Tag will be providing children with a choice of a FREE Laser Tag or Bumpber Car Ride or Putt-Putt Game, according to the news release issued by the sheriff.
If parents think they may have already signed up, they can perform a search on ****.com and print map of sex offenders in their area to submit back to school for their child to receive a prize.
In St Charles Parish there are 78 published sex offenders. Do You Know Your Neighborhood? We want parents to be informed in their neighborhood. The process is fast, easy and free at www.*****.com
“We believe that keeping families informed of sex offenders moving into their neighborhood is an important part of keeping our citizens safe and protected from potential threats to their families. This partnership allows us to do that in an easy, free way,” said Sheriff Champagne.