Sunday, May 22, 2022

AL Supreme Court candidate Debra Jones claims "liberals" prevented her from shooting accused SO from the bench in political ad


There is no impartiality here. Debra Jones's entire court history should be reviewed. I'm so glad to be free from the cesspool of conservatism that is Alabama. 

https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Offices-including-secretary-of-state-contested-in-17190348.php

Offices including secretary of state contested in Alabama

JAY REEVES, Associated Press

May 22, 2022, Updated: May 22, 2022 8:56 a.m

SUPREME COURT

One Republican candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court is trying to woo voters with a mix that includes his devotion to God and former President Donald Trump. The other is emphasizing her experience in the courtroom — and her gun.

Greg Cook, an attorney from metro Birmingham, and Debra Jones, a circuit judge who hears cases in Calhoun and Cleburne, are seeking the Republican nomination for the Place 5 Supreme Court seat held by Justice Mike Bolin, who is retiring.

Cook is portraying himself as a “Trump-tough” Republican who was a Trump delegate and represented conservative interests in the 2000 presidential recount contest in Florida between Al Gore and President George W. Bush. Aside from partisan and legal qualifications, Cook's campaign resume features his longtime church membership and leadership.

Jones released a commercial late in the campaign boasting of her support for Trump, her short stature — “She's 5 feet of concrete” — and a case in which she sentenced a person convicted of child molestation to more than 1,000 years in prison. The spot shows her firing a handgun and saying the only reason she didn't put the person “under the jail” was “the liberals" wouldn't let her.

All nine members of the court are Republicans, and the winner of the Place 5 race will be a heavy favorite over Democrat Anita L. Kelly, a judge in Montgomery, in the general election.



Thursday, May 19, 2022

Brevard County FL Commission admits they are out to harm Persons Forced to Register

Brevard County Commissioners John Tobia, Kristine Zonka, and Rita Pritchett walked in goosestep... er, "lockstep" with each other in condemning anti-registry activists at a county commission meeting held on May 17th, 2022. 

To see the offensive part, start listening at 23:45 (from 40:00 to 45:25 was some old fart blathering on about trees, then goes back to the topic at hand) but listen in particular from 48:25 to 54:10--


https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2022/05/18/sex-offenders-want-brevard-change-rules-restricting-their-presence/9800708002/

Registered sex offenders address county commission after rule changed to allow them

Ralph Chapoco

Florida Today

Registered sex offenders had their day to be heard before Brevard County commissioners and explain how an ordinance banning them from certain locations in the county has negatively affected them.

In their statements to commissioners on Tuesday, petitioners pleaded with the commission to reverse an amendment to an ordinance passed in 2020, barring them from entering within 1,000 feet of businesses where children typically congregate.

Their comments included examples of barriers they face because of the county regulation, and the negative impact that is having for their families and other loved ones.

But, after hearing the three speakers, county commissioners took to action to change the rules.

The attendance of the registered sex offenders at Tuesday's meeting was made possible because commissioners modified a section of the county code in March that prohibited those on the sex offender registry list from entering the Brevard County Government Center in Viera. The regulation, passed in 2006, bars someone on the list from occupying a space within 1,000 feet of a school or a recreation area.

Because the Government Center is near Brevard Public Schools' district offices and Viera High School, people on the registry had been prohibited from entering the Government Center to attend meetings or conduct business.

Registered offenders, with the Florida Justice Institute acting on their behalf, filed a lawsuit, claiming the 2006 rule violated their freedom of speech rights and hindered them from seeking redress from their government.

That lawsuit continues, despite the changes that commissioners enacted that now allows them to attend County Commission meetings.

The plaintiffs are challenging an amendment they made to the ordinance passed in 2006.

In the fall of 2020, commissioners passed an ordinance that expanded restrictions already in place because of the 2006 rule. It allows business owners to certify their establishments as places where youngsters congregate. This would prohibit registered offenders from entering a 1,000-foot buffer zone around their businesses.  

Their comments included examples of barriers they confront as they go about their lives.

“As an American citizen, I can only hope that more care goes into our lawmaking,” Charles Violi said during public comment. He is on the offender list and is subject to the restrictions passed by the county.

“Do they meet our constitutional requirements, or will they violate a person’s human or civil rights before they are enacted?” he said. “Are we using the correct data to make all these decisions? Are these laws actually producing safety or excessive punishment, as well as wasting police time or our taxpayer dollars, keeping in mind that all lives matter?”

The speakers made a point to explain that they repaid their debt to society for the crimes they committed.

“I am a registered citizen from an offense in Virginia,” Charles Munsey Jr. said during public comment. “I have never had a sexual offense in Florida, yet I am designated as a predator in Florida, not in Virginia.”

“My daughter, the victim, long ago resolved this situation, and we get along fine just now,” Munsey said. “I have been active in community affairs, both here and in Virginia. I was released from probation 11 years early.”

The speakers also explained how the ordinance is negatively affecting their lives.

Vincent Rinaldi wanted to place his house in a trust to plan his estate. He needed to obtain a notary to complete the transaction, but couldn’t obtain one because his bank was located within 1,000 feet of a park, prohibiting him from entering the establishment.

“I cannot conduct normal business that any other citizen of this county is permitted to do,” Rinaldi said. “This is one example of many that I can offer that proves this ordinance hurts and punishes other individuals.”

The speakers also claim the ordinance is having a negative impact on their families.

Rinaldi said he cares for his partner, who is ill, and helping her could place him in custody should he need to take her to the hospital for medical care.

County commissioners, however, took no action to change the restrictions on registered sex offenders. 

“People go in and they serve their time,” Commissioner Rita Pritchett said. “They can come back out and live. There are some things you do you can never gain trust back. I will always err on the side of kids, so if there is ever an opportunity to protect children, I am with Commissioner (John) Tobia and Commissioner (Kristine) Zonka on that.”

Tobia proposed the amendment because he said he wanted to protect children in the community.

“I think children are precious and innocent, and anyone that takes that away is absolutely horrific at the time they take that innocence away,” Tobia said. “Yes, there are people with much more forgiveness than me, but that is something that I don’t have that level of compassion.”

Ralph Chapoco is government and politics watchdog reporter. You can reach Chapoco at rchapoco@floridatoday.com and follow him on Twitter @rchapoco.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Pauline Hanson from Australia's extremist right-wing "One Nation" party promotes chemical castration and public registries


 Unfortunately, this right-wing extremism is becoming a blobal issue, not solely an American issue. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10811811/amp/Pauline-Hanson-demands-chemical-castration-paedophiles.html

EXCLUSIVE: Pauline Hanson demands chemical castration for paedophiles and a national child sex offender register so Aussies can find out if they're living next door to a pervert

By Cameron Carpenter and Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia

01:57 13 May 2022, updated 05:53 13 May 2022

Pauline Hanson has called for pedophiles to be chemically castrated along with tougher penalties for sex offenders.

The One Nation leader also called for the establishment of a national database of paedophiles, after responding to questions on the issue from Daily Mail Australia. 

'I support chemical castration and tougher penalties for paedophiles, and the establishment of a national database of paedophiles,' she told Daily Mail Australia. 

'People are very concerned about their children’s safety and they want strong laws and penalties for those convicted of paedophilia,' Ms Hanson said. 

'For sex offences not involving children, I consider it appropriate for the presiding magistrate or judge to determine the appropriate penalty under the relevant law.'

However, despite Ms Hanson supporting a national paedophile register, if she does decide to introduce legislation into parliament to make it happen, she may face opposition, with state politicians opposing a similar idea backed by the coalition in 2020.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton announced the federal government was putting $7.8million toward a public register of convicted sex offenders in January 2019 - just before the 2019 election in May. 

Under the policy, the names, aliases, photos and nature of sex offenders' crimes would be made publicly accessible, as would their general location. 

Despite the federal government making the funds available for the project to happen, it was up to state governments to introduce it in their jurisdictions.  

Queensland Premier Annastasia Palasczcuk's government voted down a motion supporting such a register, in a move Mr Dutton's spokeswoman slammed as 'very frustrating'. 

Queensland state Labor MP Scott Stewart rubbished the idea, telling Parliament the Australian Institute of Criminology had found 'public sex offender registers do not reduce recidivism.' 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Richard and Evelyn Creighton of Fairfield CA create website and engage in targeted harassment of Registered Persons in halfway house

I'm currently looking for a picture of these two nitwits so they can be properly shamed. In addition to the protest, they are livestreaming the house on YouTube and have created a website that doxed those at the house along with the owner. 

Other things to point out:

  1. It may actually be illegal to post registry flier data on their "Stop ELDA House" website. 
  2. The erroneously claim that there is a statewide residency law (there is not though restrictions can be made as a condition of supervised release). This is a moot point since they admit their targeted house meets the legal standards.

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/solano-news/fairfield/families-protest-halfway-house-for-sexual-offenders-in-fairfield/

Families protest halfway house for sexual offenders in Fairfield

By Susan Hiland

FAIRFIELD — Parents and residents near B. Gale Wilson Elementary School and K.I. Jones Elementary School are outraged to find a halfway house for sexual offenders is right in the middle of the neighborhood where their children go to school.

About 25 parents came out Saturday to B. Gale Wilson to march to the halfway house, protesting all the way.

Richard Creighton and his wife Evelyn have two little boys and they were stunned to find out about the halfway house.

“We live right across the street from the house,” Richard Creighton said.

The house is located on the 2900 block of Waterman Boulevard, less than a mile from both schools.

The state’s Megan’s Law website shows four convicted sex offenders live at the home: a 42-year-old man convicted in 2002 of rape of a drugged or intoxicated victim and released from prison in 2018; a 29-year-old man convicted in 2013 of sodomy by force, violence or fear of a victim who was younger than 14 and released from prison in 2018; a 71-year-old man convicted in 1983 of rape in concert with force or violence and oral copulation in concert, and released from prison in 1989; and an 81-year-old man convicted in 1986 of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14 and released from prison the same year.

The Megan’s Law entry for the 81-year-old man also lists an allegation of continuous sexual abuse of a child but does not include conviction or release dates.

Creighton said he “had no idea” about the halfway house until he saw the information on social media from City Councilwoman Catherine Moy.

Creighton has since started a website called Stop ELDA House, which includes information that he and others have gathered on the situation.

ELDA House is an organization that provides services that include reentry housing and substance use services.

The company has taken down its website but archived pages are available to view with a lot of searching. Those archives pages show ELDA House also partners with additional community reentry partners that may assist with employment and vocational needs.

Creighton said his research shows a resident of the Bay Area purchased the house on Waterman Boulevard on Oct. 29, 2021. The owner used funding provided by the state to turn this home into a transitional house for sex offenders, including pedophiles, without notifying the county, the city or the local residents, Creighton said.

Creighton said the home has six bedrooms and can therefore accommodate six parolees. Online records from the Solano County Assessor’s Office list the house as having four bedrooms. A listing of real estate transactions shows the 4,299-square-foot home, built in 2008, has four bedrooms and sold that day for $899,000.

Similar facilities are run in Winters, Antioch and Pittsburg.

An individual can purchase a house and provide a “halfway house” for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation under the 2015 Reentry Program. These programs are intended to assist prisoners in developing solid relapse prevention plans, along with a plan for reentry and various skills training from social to work assistance.

Evelyn Creighton said the police have been called to the house several times.

“The entire Fairfield government should be ashamed that they let this happen, that they allowed the permits to go through,” said neighbor Walt Phillip, who also has two children living near the house.

“This is stressful always walking around on guard,” he said.

Moy came out with the protestors. She said the state can allow these halfway houses for parolees to be located anywhere.

“This one is in a bad spot because not only is it in between two elementary schools but there is also a day care center within a few blocks of the house,” Moy said.

Moy said the City Council took a look at the business application that was filed and it said the building was going to be used for a day care/adult care center.

“This is not really adult care,” she said. “We are going to be changing the business license application to be very specific about what business is coming in.”

Because this is a state program for parolees, the owner did not have to get permission to have a halfway house for sex offender parolees, Moy said. The parolees do have GPS monitors on their ankles and are limited to attending work and shopping at the nearest stores, she said.

“The city attorney is looking into what legal avenues we can take,” Moy said. “This is really new and so it will take time to look into.”

In the meantime, Moy has contacted state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, requesting a town hall meeting, which she said he is happy to do. She said they are working to fix a date.

The city plans to have some answers to this situation sometime in May but a date is not set because the legal team needs to do the research, Moy said.

“We may do it during a regular meeting but I think there is going to be too much to cover in a regular meeting and we will do it in a town hall meeting, but that is not for sure yet,” Moy said.

Creighton has placed cameras on his front porch to face the street where children walk by and has a live YouTube feed so parents can watch the children coming and going to school.

Moy said the Police Department is aware of the situation and has added patrol cars during the opening of school and ending of school days.

“They can’t stay all day but they are also adding patrol driving by during the day,” Moy said.

One thing was clear Saturday: People support parolees getting a second chance but putting sexual offenders near schools is not the way to do it, Moy said.

For more information on this issue, go to https://stopeldahouse.org.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Hayley Wilton of Roxana, IL harasses local ice cream stand because loved one of owner is a Person Forced to Register

This gun-sucking Karen Convoy supporter has nothing better to do than engage in a harassment campaign, but this one may backfire. 

https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Dozens-gather-in-protest-of-new-Cone-Barn-17069793.php

Roxana rally targets Cone Barn

Billy Woods, April 10, 2022

ROXANA — Since 2006, Tanea Berry and her husband, Josh, have been neighbors to the Cone Barn at 323 N. Central Ave. in Roxana.

They have memories of both of their children walking next door and grabbing ice cream.

But recently the Berrys, along with other community members, don’t have that same sense of comfort in letting their children near the ice cream shop.

The Cone Barn was recently bought by Terry Hogan whose husband ...  is on the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry.

“I don’t want to live next door to this,” Tanea Berry said.

That’s why on Saturday she and dozens of others held a rally in protest of the new ownership at the Cone Barn.

The Berrys have two kids, 13 and 23; the oldest has two kids of their own and always has them by the Berry's home, which makes Tanea Berry uncomfortable.

“I loved having the Cone Barn here because my kids could walk next door and get ice cream,” Tanea Berry said. "But now they can’t.”

Saturday's rally also focused on a former Cone Barn employee ... who no longer works there. Hobbs is on the state’s violent offender database....

Rally organizer Hayley Wilton is concerned about the Cone Barn's location: 505 feet from the high school and across the street from the Burbank Park, the Roxana Church of the Nazarene (which offers a Sunday school service for kids) and the Nazarene Community Theater owned by the church which offers free movies for families and kids.

“This is the center of town,” Wilton said. “This is a community that’s always surrounded with kids. As the seasons change, there are lots of kids and sports teams hanging out in this area.”

Wilton said she learned about Heltsley and Hobbs when she saw a post advertising jobs at the Cone Barn and she researched the names she recognized.

“Offenders reoffend,” Wilton said. “It’s bound to happen again.”

Wilton has four kids: 18, 16, 13 and 11. She said she grew up on Elm Street in Roxana and was a childhood victim herself. She said moved back to Roxana a few years ago specifically for the school that is just blocks from the Cone Barn.

Wilton wants to make people aware of the business. She and Tanea Berry also want it sold to new owners.

Tanea Berry also wants Roxana officials to pass an ordinance prohibiting a sex offender list member to own something so close to schools and parks, especially if that business caters to children. Heltsley does not own the Cone Barn; Hogan does.

“I loved the community feeling we had here,” Tanea Berry said. “But this isn’t what I want.”

A petition seeking to have someone else buy the Cone Barn is on the Cone Barn Awareness Facebook group page.





Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ex-Hull City (UK) Council worker Chloe Carr gave personal info on a Registered Person to a vigilante group for purposes of harassment

Her address should be published, in the interest of fairness. The vigilante group should also be rounded up and jailed. 

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/hull-city-council-worker-leaked-6926947

Council worker leaked sex offender's address to paedophile hunter's group

Mark Naylor

A heavily pregnant Hull City Council worker leaked the highly sensitive address of a sex offender to an anti-paedophile group. This lead to a 30-strong angry mob turning up outside his new home and threatening to kill him and burn down the house.

Customer services assistant Chloe Carr told the paedophile hunters that the sex offender "deserves all he gets" and was "bloody awful" and "disgusting" but she asked them not to reveal that she had passed on the explosive confidential information about him. The sex offender had to be hurriedly moved to a new address and Carr's unprofessional actions helped to "whip up a frenzy" and were "not a public service at all" because they "destabilised" convicted criminals and risked making them "unpredictable", Hull Crown Court heard.

Carr, 23, of Taylor Avenue, Cottingham, admitted unlawfully disclosing private data to an online website without consent. She denied misconduct in public office as a customer service advisor for Hull City Council by abusing the public's trust and disclosing confidential and personal data between June 4 and July 2, 2020 and that charge was dropped.

Charlotte Baines, prosecuting, said that Carr was employed at the time by an agency to work for the city council and to help direct members of the public to assistance that might be available. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she was working from home in Anlaby and there was a work chat group in which she could have contact with colleagues.

Another worker sent a message to the group saying that a call had been received from a convicted sex offender, who had contacted the council's customer services team asking for a food parcel to be sent to him as he had been placed into emergency accommodation because his details had been put on Facebook. The address of where he would be living was shared by the chat group but Carr sent details of it to a Hull-based anti-paedophile group..

She told the online paedophile hunters that she had details on the sex offender but asked to be kept anonymous. She said in messages that it was "disgusting" that the sex offender was still in Hull and would be living near a school.

Carr was asked by the anti-paedophile group if she had proof of the man's details and replied: "Yes, everything is 100 per cent" and confirmed that she had his street address. She said that she worked for Hull City Council and there was a reply from the online group asking if she could share that address with them.

Carr sent a screenshot of the sex offender's address and said: "This can't come back to me due to my work." The paedophile hunters asked her for the number of the house. She told the online group that it was "so wrong" to put the man there and added: "I don't believe in it. I will look now."

Carr was thanked by the anti-paedophile group and she was told: "Thank you so much" and that details would be going online shortly. She replied: "Please don't mention it's come from the council" because records were kept and it might "come back to me" because of the disclosure. "The defendant made it abundantly clear that she worked for Hull City Council and the information needed to be kept anonymous," said Miss Baines.

At 6.40pm, the sex offender contacted the police to say that he had received a food parcel from Hull City Council but that people were at his door trying to break into the property and he had been warned to "get out now or they would kill him and burn down the property" There were 30 people in the mob outside the house.

At 7.19pm, the anti-paedophile group contacted Carr on Facebook Messenger to thank her for her information and to say that the sex offender had been moved from the house. Carr replied: "I am so happy. He is bloody awful. Happy to have helped everyone."

The paedophile hunters thanked her. There was further contact during the following days, with further messages about the sex offender.

The police later identified Carr as being involved in the chats after they realised that there was a problem. They went to her then home in Anlaby and seized two laptops.

She told police that, when a colleague shared details of the sex offender, she was "quite angry because she was pregnant" and that after someone in her chat group said that something needed to be done, she took it upon herself to contact the anti-paedophile group and to supply further details. "She said that she knew it was wrong," said Miss Baines. "She was kicked out of the works chat. She wasn't allowed to return to work, one assumes."

Helen Chapman, mitigating, said that the sex offenders that Carr had been referring to were people who had been before the courts, had been found guilty or sentenced and had "done their time and come out" of prison. "These groups exist on Facebook in order to whip up a frenzy," said Miss Chapman.

Carr was heavily pregnant at the time and the messages were exchanged just a fortnight before her son was born in July 2020. He was now aged nearly two. Miss Chapman also stated that the offence was "short-lived but persistent" and Carr was in "something of a vulnerable position" at the time because the boy's father had left her after she told him that she was pregnant.

"It didn't help that she was working from home," said Miss Chapman. Carr was now on Universal Credit and child benefit. "She is just beginning to look for work," said Miss Chapman. Carr had no previous convictions.

Judge Mark Bury said that the offence might not have happened if there had been a "little bit more supervision" of Carr and she had not been working from home. The decision not to proceed with a prosecution under the more serious misconduct in public office offence had been taken after a "thorough review by a number of different people" for the prosecution but it meant that the maximum penalty for the lesser offence that Carr now faced was a fine and not prison.

"You are very lucky about that," said Judge Bury. "The offence that you have committed is, in my view, a very serious one that would have carried a sentence of imprisonment." He told the court: "I would have locked her up."

Judge Bury said that it was not for Carr or anyone else to pass comment and say that the man involved "deserves all he gets and he's bloody awful". The person had to be rehoused again and it led to problems in rehabilitating such people and "destabilising" them, risking them becoming "more unpredictable" and committing offences.

"This is not a public service at all," said Judge Bury. "They had done their punishment. It wasn't for you to give their details out."

It did "not take much imagination" to work out what the anti-paedophile group were planning to do. "The problem that this causes is that it destabilises offenders," said Judge Bury. "It makes them unpredictable and more likely to commit offences that everyone else is trying their hardest to prevent them from doing. It's not doing a public service at all. It's a huge disservice.

"I am quite satisfied that you knew what you were doing because you said you didn't want your name to be mentioned because you would be sacked, which, of course, you were. I hope this has been a lesson. If you work in the public sector again, you just have to remember that you have a grave responsibility with public details. You thought you were helping. You were not."

Carr was fined £500, to be paid at £50 a month. After the hearing, she left the court building giggling and joking loudly with two female supporters and headed straight across the road and into the pub opposite the court.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Sabrina Mellerson, now EX-Clarendon Co SC Sheriff's deputy, arrested for embezzling Registered Persons



Registry fees are a scam and should be eliminated. 

https://wach.com/news/local/former-deputy-and-victims-advocate-arrested-faces-embezzlement-charges

CLARENDON COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — On Friday, a former Clarendon County deputy and victims advocate was arrested by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents.

Sabrina Mellerson, 34, has been arrested and faces charges of misconduct in office and embezzlement.

SLED conducted the investigation at the request of Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.

According to reports, Mellerson is accused of taking money from sex offender registrants in her role as a deputy at the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office.

On April 7, Mellerson confessed to SLED Agents that she took cash from payments made to the sheriff's office and used the money for her personal use.

SLED said they will not be providing further details on the specific case but for general context and understanding included a proviso that allows Sheriff’s Offices in South Carolina to collect a yearly fee from registered sex offenders to be put on the list.

Proviso 62.10. (SLED: Sex Offender Registry Fee) Each Sheriff is authorized to charge and collect an annual amount of one hundred fifty dollars from each sex offender required to register by law. If such sex offender has been declared indigent by the Sheriff of the county in which the offender must register and provides proof of the declaration at the time of registration, the fee will automatically be waived. If an offender is not declared indigent and fails to pay the fee, he is officially declared unregistered. This fee shall be divided between the Sheriffs and the State Law Enforcement Division with one hundred dollars of the fee retained by the Sheriffs and the remaining fifty dollars remitted by the Sheriffs to SLED on a quarterly basis. These funds must be used to support the Statewide Sex Offender Registry.

Mellerson was booked at the Clarendon County Detention Center.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Green's Twitter meltdown includes claim Republican Senators voting to confirm SCOTUS pick are "pro-pedophile"

 

Marjorie Taylor Green's comptriots include Matt Gaetz (under investigation for sex trafficking with minors) and Lauren Boebert (whose husband was busted for flashing minors but dodged the SOR). So her bold claims just make her look even dumber than she already appears. 

https://news.yahoo.com/susan-collins-says-marjorie-taylor-171053483.html

Susan Collins says Marjorie Taylor Greene calling GOP senators 'pro-pedophile is 'obviously ludicrous' and 'typical’

Nicole Gaudiano

Tue, April 5, 2022, 12:10 PM

Sen. Susan Collins laughed when asked about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene calling her and other Republican senators "pro-pedophile" for supporting Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court.

"Frankly, this is what we've come to expect from her," the Maine Republican told Insider as she left the Senate chamber on Tuesday. "So it doesn't trouble me. It's obviously ludicrous and typical."

Greene's comments came after Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Murkowski of Alaska announced Monday that they would join fellow Collins in voting to approve Jackson's nomination, President Joe Biden's nominee for the vacancy on the court.

"Murkowski, Collins, and Romney are pro-pedophile," the Georgia Republican tweeted. "They just voted for #KBJ."

Greene appears to be referencing criticism from Republican senators during Jackson's confirmation hearing that she was lenient in sentencing for those guilty of possessing child abuse images, but legal experts said the attack is misleading and false.

Critics have interpreted Greene's attack on Twitter as an appeal to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theorist movement, which believes without evidence that Democratic elites run child-trafficking networks. She has been accused of having ties to the movement.

Greene's closest ally in Congress is Rep. Matt Gaetz who is being investigated by federal authorities for whether he engaged in sex trafficking and had a sexual relationship with a minor, which he denies.

Greene also has owned stock in Walt Disney Co., which she has called "pro-child predator" because the company criticized a Florida education law that critics have dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

With Collins, Murkowski and Romney joining Democrats in support of Jackson, it means she'll likely get confirmed by the end of this week and become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.








Sunday, March 27, 2022

Norman, OK Ward 3 Councillor Kelly Lynn suggest locking up homeless advocates for unknowingly sheltering Registered Persons

Norman, OK city councilor Kelly Lynn is already a piece of trash. He had only recently expunged a guilty plea he took for drug possession in the 1990s, made racist statements, and more recently was accused of assaulting a 66-year-old woman at a bar. Even Unite Norman, which helped Lynn's campaign, has denounced him. Now he wants police to arrest homeless advocates who shelter Registered Persons within the city, even if it they do not know the homeless client is on the registry. 

UPDATE: Ol' Kellie Lynn is mad he got nominated LOL



https://www.normantranscript.com/news/councilors-who-disagree-with-normans-shelter-plan-split-on-path-forward/article_00b0c700-ac8d-11ec-936b-6bb61dc9a56e.html

Councilors who disagree with Norman's shelter plan split on path forward

By Max Bryan | Transcript News Editor Mar 26, 2022 

Homeless shelters in the Oklahoma City metro commonly practice a level of sex offender enforcement that two Norman city councilors believe is not stringent enough for a proposed homeless shelter.

Ward 3 Kelly Lynn and Ward 5 Rarchar Tortorello have opposed city staff’s efforts to relocate Norman’s homeless shelter from downtown to 900 E. Main St., near Griffin Memorial Hospital. While city staff have emphasized that the proposed location would put those who stay there near other services, Lynn and Tortorello have pushed back, arguing the shelter could endanger children by placing sex offenders near Le Monde International School and other youth services.

Norman has more than 20 unhoused sex offenders, according to police records.

In Oklahoma City, City Care provides shelter to unhoused people nightly, while Homeless Alliance opens its doors overnight when temperatures fall below freezing. Both shelters operate in the “red zone,” meaning they’re within 2,000 feet of a school, park or childcare center and thus prohibit sex offenders from spending the night there.

The shelters operate on the assumption that the offenders, who must check in with local law enforcement weekly on the threat of prosecution, know they can’t stay there. It falls in line with Norman Assistant City Attorney Rick Knighton’s assertion that registered sex offenders in Norman would know where they can and cannot stay.

Norman’s current homeless shelter at 325 E. Comanche St. operates under the same guidelines.

Homeless Alliance Director Dan Straughan said the proximity of Norman’s proposed shelter to the school is “a valid concern,” but also said the issue is more complex than that.

“The other piece of that is, you’ve got to kind of ask yourself, ‘As a community, are we safer knowing where that guy is than not?’” Straughan said. “That would be my question.”

In a message to The Transcript, Lynn said “it is never a good idea to put a homeless shelter next to a school” regardless of whether authorities know where sex offenders are.

“We just have to get it wrong one time, and if something happens to a child after leaving that shelter, it’s on us. The city can be sued for that, and I cannot have that on my conscience,” Tortorello said.

In his response to The Transcript, Lynn also called the Homeless Alliance “a radical political group” and accused them of increasing homelessness in Oklahoma City.

Straughan said unhoused people in Norman travel to Oklahoma City because the city has “way more services,” but later noted that poverty and housing costs primarily drive homelessness. Norman exceeds Oklahoma City in housing costs and poverty rate, according to data from BestPlaces and the Census Bureau.

Enforcement

While Lynn and Tortorello both believe current sex offender requirements aren’t enough for the proposed homeless shelter in Norman, they disagree on how the city could more strictly enforce the requirements.

During the city’s Tuesday study session, Tortorello suggested the city allocate money to create a database that would identify sex offenders and keep them out of the facility. He later said for him and Le Monde parents, the main issue is that the city doesn’t vet people who stay in the shelter.

City manager Darrel Pyle said city staff would be happy to create a database that complies with state law.

Tortorello said Friday he was also concerned violent offenders would stay at the shelter.

After The Transcript told him NPD keeps record of both violent and sex offenders in the city, Tortorello said he plans to propose NPD help create the database.

“We already have the information now. It’s a matter of cross-checking that,” he said.

NPD is neutral on the proposed homeless shelter location because it’s on state land and not in their jurisdiction, spokesperson Sarah Jensen told The Transcript in an email.

Lynn said the city should also include drug and alcohol abuse in its shelter discussions. But he also argued a database “does nothing to mitigate the problems of putting a homeless shelter 20ft [sic] from a school.”

“The database is only a goodwill gesture to show that the city might even have a shred of concern on this issue,” he wrote.

Lynn also claimed the city previously tried to put the shelter in the same building as Le Monde.

Pyle said the city considered a building at the Griffin site for the shelter but looked elsewhere after the school sought a permit to occupy that building. He said city staff never considered co-occupying space with the school.

During the Tuesday meeting, Lynn suggested Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies, who have jurisdiction over the proposed site, arrest staff if a sex offender is found at the shelter. Knighton argued that under state law, authorities could likely only prosecute staff members if they knowingly harbor a sex offender.

Lynn, an attorney, said Friday he interprets the law differently and would hope law enforcement would arrest staff who accidentally allow sex offenders to stay there. He said “it would send a very hard message against this lunacy.”

“I hope the sheriff’s office would arrest every single one of them,” he said.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Lynn’s suggestion.

Public or private?

Tortorello and Lynn agree Norman shouldn’t provide homeless services, but the city’s current situation leads them to different conclusions.

The property owner of the current shelter has told the city they don’t want Norman to keep using the building for that purpose. Business owners in downtown have also complained to councilors that the unhoused in the area have negatively impacted their operations, including leaving needles and feces at their backdoors, Tortorello said.

“It is not the job of municipal government and taxpayer dollars,” Lynn wrote. “This is the lane of nonprofits and charities.”

While Tortorello agrees with this principle, the city is in a dilemma with the property owner and area businesses, he said.

“We’ve come to a situation where something has to be done, and there are no other entities with the resources to do what needs to be done. So that’s the dilemma,” he said.

In Oklahoma City, nonprofits and the religious community do most of the homeless relief work, Straughan said. But he said these organizations will never have the kind of money government agencies have.

Straughan also said nonprofits and religious organizations have to ask for funding, while tax dollars go directly to government agencies.

“Their resources are always going to outstrip the resources of the faith community and the nonprofit community,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

Seems miss Kelly Lynn has an attitude problem:






And it seems miss Kelly Lynn's hate extends elsewhere:





Saturday, March 26, 2022

"Retired" Anaheim PD Sgt. Jeff Dodd altered Registry data in attempt to discredit female coworker

People could have been falsely charged with Failre To Register no thanks to this crooked cop. 

https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/03/23/lawsuit-anaheim-pd-supervisor-altered-sex-offender-registry-to-harass-detective/

California police supervisor altered sex offender registry to harass detective, lawsuit says

By JOSH CAIN | Southern California News Group

PUBLISHED: March 23, 2022 at 5:05 a.m. | UPDATED: March 23, 2022 at 5:07 a.m.

An Anaheim Police Department sex crimes detective said her supervisor altered data in the city’s sex offender registry she was in charge of maintaining to keep up a campaign of harassment he was waging against her, according to a lawsuit the detective filed against the city last month.

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 28 in Orange County Superior Court, revealed months of turmoil inside the city’s sex crimes unit in charge of not only investigating reported sex assaults and rapes in Anaheim, but also keeping tabs on hundreds of sex offenders who live in the city.

From January to October 2019, Detective Laura Lomeli said her supervisor, Sgt. Jeff Dodd, began harassing her after she complained about being the only detective in the sex crimes unit assigned to cover a protest and being denied overtime as a result.

The conflict between Lomeli and Dodd allegedly escalated from instances of Dodd ignoring her in front of her coworkers and writing up negative reviews of her job performance, to several apparent incidents in May and June 2019 involving the sex offender database.

In that time period, Dodd allegedly requested access to the database and altered the data without Lomeli’s knowledge.

“Despite being instructed to talk to Lomeli before accessing the database, Sgt. Dodd intentionally entered the database and sabotaged the data,” according to the suit.

“On several other occasions Sgt. Dodd sabotaged Lomeli’s work database by deleting information and importing improper data,” the complaint continued. “As a result of Sgt. Dodd’s intentional retaliation/harassment, Lomeli was forced to take time away from her other duties and correct the data.”

There are at least 550 sex offenders registered in the city’s database, which contains their names and addresses.

The suit, as well as a 2015 profile of Lomeli in “Behind the Badge,” a local law-enforcement funded blog, described Lomeli as the primary Anaheim officer in charge of tracking down those hundreds of registered sex offenders.

“Once a month on Monday, usually starting at 5 a.m. before most registrants have left for work, Lomeli and a detective team up to make compliance checks on registered sex offenders,” according to the Behind the Badge story.

“Many are on parole and wear a GPS device for monitoring. Some are not living where they say they are. Some are in the wind — in cop parlance, UTL, for unable to locate.”

Neither the Anaheim Police Department nor city officials would say whether the alleged altering of the database affected Lomeli’s ability to track sex offenders in the city. Mike Lyster, a city spokesman, said the city would not comment on the lawsuit.

According to the suit, the city initiated an administrative investigation into Dodd’s conduct. The investigation ended in December 2020 after finding that Lomeli’s allegations were “not sustained.”

However, the complaint stated that the city hired a private attorney to conduct a second investigation. That investigation ended in October 2021, “more than two years after (Lomeli’s) reported retaliation and harassment to HR.”

The private attorney’s findings led to a meeting between Anaheim Deputy Chief Rick Armendariz and Lomeli, in which the chief “acknowledged the unlawful behavior by Sgt. Dodd by apologizing to Lomeli for the treatment she suffered.” But the chief would not reveal the results of the investigation into Dodd when Lomeli asked.

“We don’t have any of that investigation file, so we wouldn’t know if they actually looked into that,” said Bijan Darvish, an attorney for Lomeli. “But we will get it … we will be filing a motion to get it.”

According to the suit, Dodd was transferred out of the sex crimes unit to the Anaheim police internal affairs unit. When reached by phone Tuesday, a desk officer for internal affairs said Dodd retired “about a month ago.”

Sgt. Shane Carringer, an Anaheim police spokesman, said the department would not release any information about the investigation into Dodd, saying it was a personnel matter. He confirmed Dodd retired around February.

The allegations in the suit indicated that Dodd’s alleged behavior had at least some effect on the sex crimes unit’s ability to investigate their cases.

The turmoil in the unit appeared to lead two Orange County District Attorney’s Office employees — a deputy district attorney and an investigator — to abandon a 15-year partnership with Anaheim police.

The suit describes the work environment in the unit as “toxic and detrimental to the proper performance of both the OCDA and the duties of the OCDA Investigator.” It quotes an internal message one of the employees sent describing the environment inside the sex crimes unit.

It says of Dodd, “Both myself and Danny (primarily Danny) have been witness to a lot of his behavior toward his employees, including Lomeli,” the D.A.’s office employee wrote, according to the suit. “A lot of what we have observed (again, mostly Danny’s observations) will not be helpful to him during the grievance process.”

Neither of the employees was fully named in the suit. Kimberly Edds, a spokeswoman for the D.A.’s office, refused comment about the lawsuit.

The statewide sex offender registry is maintained by the California Department of Justice with data from local law enforcement.

A California Department of Justice spokesman said Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office was “aware of the matter” involving the Anaheim sex offender database.

The spokesman said there was no indication that any errors introduced to the Anaheim database had “any impact on the information provided to our office.” But, he said the office was monitoring the situation “in case there are any developments.”

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Insurrectionist US Senator Josh Hawley complains SCOTUS pick Jackson didn't punish CP viewers harshly enough

This was among the top pictures for Sen Hawley, which shows how hated he is

To say Josh Hawley, who looks like a discount Peewee Herman, and currently being investigated for his role in the January 6th, 2021 insurrection, is extremely disliked, would be an understatement. He's so hated, in fact, that people who can't can't spell his name sent hate mail to a California candidate who has a similar name

Usually, politicians pull the "sex offender" card when they need cheap publicity. Hawley is no exception. Desperate to keep Biden from being allowed to pick a Supreme Court justice, Hawley throws out some Predator Panic. However, his argument falls flat. CP offenses oftentimes get as much, as not more, time that a contact offense receives. Some even get ridiculously longer sentences than murderers. So kudos to soon-to-be Justice Jackson for pointing out the absurdity of CP sentencing. 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-hawley-warns-long-record-biden-scotus-pick-letting-child-porn-offenders-off-hook

Published March 16, 2022 7:48pm EDT

Sen. Hawley warns of Biden SCOTUS pick's 'long record' of letting child porn offenders 'off the hook'

Hawley said he is 'concerned' Jackson's record 'endangers our children'

By Andrew Mark Miller | Fox News

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley posted a lengthy Twitter thread Wednesday containing several examples that he says demonstrates an "alarming" pattern of lenient treatment of sex offenders who prey on children from Biden Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

"Judge Jackson has a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes, both as a judge and as a policymaker," the Missouri Republican tweeted Wednesday. "She’s been advocating for it since law school. This goes beyond ‘soft on crime.’ I’m concerned that this a record that endangers our children."

Hawley cited several writings from Jackson’s past dating back to her time in law school including a passage where she wrote that sex offender status can lead to "stigmatization and ostracism" and that public policy is driven by a "climate of fear, hatred & revenge" against sex offenders

"It gets worse," Hawley wrote. "As a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Judge Jackson advocated for drastic change in how the law treats sex offenders by eliminating the existing mandatory minimum sentences for child porn."

Hawley explained how during a February 2012 U.S. Sentencing Commission hearing, Jackson suggested to a witness that some child pornography offenders were possibly "less serious offenders" because they engaged in child pornography due to motivations that weren’t sexual but rather an attempt to be part of a group.

"I guess my thought is…that there are people who get involved with this kind of activity who may not be pedophiles who may not be necessarily interested really in the child pornography but have other motivations with respect to the use of the technology and the being in the group and, you know, there are lots of reasons why people might engage in this," Jackson said. "And so I’m wondering whether you could say that there is a -- that there could be a less-serious child pornography offender who is engaging in the type of conduct in the group experience level because their motivation is the challenge, or to use the technology?"

Hawley added that Jackson "deviated from the federal sentencing guidelines in favor of child porn offenders" in "every case for which we can find records."

"In the case of United States v. Hawkins, the sex offender had multiple images of child porn," Hawley tweeted. "He was over 18. The Sentencing Guidelines called for a sentence of up to 10 years. Judge Jackson sentenced the perpetrator to only 3 months in prison. Three months."

Hawley cited several other examples including United States v. Sears and United States v. Savage where sex offenders convicted of child porn offenses received lenient sentences compared to federal sentencing guidelines.

"This is a disturbing record for any judge, but especially one nominated to the highest court in the land," Hawley tweeted. "Protecting the most vulnerable shouldn’t be up for debate. Sending child predators to jail shouldn’t be controversial."

Hawley called on the Sentencing Commission, which he says has refused to hand over all of Jackson’s records, to provide access to all available records.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Article III Project, told Fox News that "it's pretty clear now why President Biden wants to hide Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record on the Sentencing Commission."

"She will have to explain this disturbing pattern at her hearing, and if her explanation is insufficient, every Democrat who supports her nomination will have to explain their vote," Davis said.

Biden nominated Jackson to the Supreme court in late February making good on a campaign  promise to pick the first Black woman for the nation's highest court. 

Jackson, 51, is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. 

"I’m proud to announce that I am nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court," Biden wrote in a tweet confirming his pick. "Currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, she is one of our nation’s brightest legal minds and will be an exceptional Justice."

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Connecticut State Senator Saud Anwar bashes opponents of his bill that bullies Registrants in nursing homes

An anti-registry activist reported she was bullied by this so-called "doctor" who wants to name and shame and ostracise registered persons in nursing homes. What kind of doctor is he? I assume proctologist since his job revolves around assholes. 

Basing a law affecting thousands on an isolated incident is just plain stupid. 

https://ctmirror.org/2022/03/09/nursing-home-background-check-bill-sees-strong-opposition/

Nursing home background-check bill sees strong opposition

Measure sparked by alleged sex assault at East Windsor nursing home

by Dave Altimari

March 9, 2022

A bill that would require long-term care facilities to check if prospective residents have a criminal history or are on the sex offender registry before they are admitted drew some heated opposition Wednesday from organizations representing providers and an advocate for abolishing the sex offender registry.

The bill is sponsored by State Sen. Saud Anwar, whose district includes East Windsor, home of the Fresh River Healthcare nursing home. Last May, Miguel Lopez, a convicted rapist and a registered sex offender in Massachusetts with a warrant out for his arrest at the time, allegedly locked a female employee in his room at the nursing home and tried to force her to perform oral sex.9

Fresh River officials sent Lopez back to Massachusetts the same day that the incident occurred. He was eventually arrested on a warrant by East Windsor police and charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. He is being held on $300,000 bail. His next court appearance is March 29.

Lopez wasn’t known to local police at the time he was admitted to Fresh River Healthcare because of a loophole in Connecticut’s sex offender laws, which do not require nursing home operators to inform state police when they admit a registered sex offender from another state into one of their facilities.

The law currently places the burden on sex offenders themselves to register, but Anwar wants to hold the nursing home providers more accountable by requiring them to determine if any potential resident is a registered sex offender by seeking a criminal background check through the state Department of Public Health.

The bill would bar long-term care facilities from admitting people with a “disqualifying offense” without a waiver. Disqualifying offenses range from assault, rape and kidnapping to burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing.

Mag Morelli, president of LeadingAge Connecticut, an association representing not-for-profit provider organizations serving older adults, told the Public Health Committee during Wednesday’s public hearing that “from an implementation perspective, this proposal raises numerous concerns.” 

“It appears that the facility will be barred from admitting an applicant until it receives notification of the background check from DPH. It is unclear how long an available bed might need to be held open for the duration of a background check,” Morelli said.

“Moreover, many applicants on waiting lists will need to be re-checked each time a bed becomes available given that a prior background check only remains effective for one month. While there are exceptions for short term rehab admissions, or for conditional admissions of 60 days or less, these situations will be affected by the discharge and eviction limitations discussed above,” Morelli said.

She suggested that the committee convene a work group to evaluate and address the concerns that led to the bill being raised rather than pass the proposal.

Others in opposition to the bill said that legislators were overreacting to an isolated incident and that the legislation as proposed would punish more people than it would help. 

“The proposal is extremely overbroad and would potentially disqualify anyone, including a vulnerable or elderly person, from admission to a long-term care facility, nursing home, or an assisted living facility because they were convicted sometime in their life of certain offenses, even if such conviction occurred decades before,” said Deborah Del Prete Sullivan, legal counsel for the Office of the Chief Public Defender.

Sullivan said that crimes for which a person could be denied admission include breach of peace, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

“While serious violent offenses are included in the list of disqualifying offenses, there is no look-back in the proposal,” Sullivan said. “As a result, a person convicted of a felony while in their late teens or twenties would not be admitted even if 10, 20, 30 or more years had passed since the conviction.”

At one point, Anwar and Cindy Prizio, executive director One Standard of Justice, an advocate for restorative justice practices and a critic of the sex offender registry, got into a heated argument about the bill after she called it “a public policy disaster in the making” during her testimony.

“Please don’t allow one sensational crime to turn good intentions into bad policy,” Prizio said. “We all want to protect our vulnerable populations. OSJ stands ready to provide help to the committee in developing an effective solution.”

Prizio said there’s no “need to create a new bill every time there is an isolated high-profile incident” and that the bill is unfair to a class of people who already have had their rights “sucked dry by the system.”

Anwar responded that his bill is simply protect nursing home employees who had no idea a registered sex offender had been admitted to their facility.

“This provides a safety net for the people who work in long-term care facilities,” Anwar said. “There is a risk assessment that will need to be done, and that doesn’t mean someone still can’t be admitted to a facility, but just that the people who work there will know who they are taking care of.”

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Christina Pushaw, Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary, calls “Don’t Say Gay” bill opponents "pedophiles"


PSHAW (/(p)SHô/) (exclamation): an expression of contempt or impatience.

Well, whenever you say this woman's name, the U is silent. 

Christina PSHAW called opponents of the controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill are "probably a groomer" or at least supporting the "grooming" of children. 


Maybe PSHAW doesn't know this but the first sex offender registry in California, created in the 1940s, was largely used as a suppression tactic against the gay community. I can't imagine any sane person wanting to be her groom. 

https://floridaphoenix.com/2022/03/07/govs-press-secretary-it-was-my-personal-account-and-i-was-tweeting-off-work-hours/

Gov’s Press Secretary: ‘It was my personal account and I was tweeting off work hours’

HB 1557 has drawn nationwide attention and protests across the state, and is one of the main ‘culture war’ bills considered this session

BY: DANIELLE J. BROWN - MARCH 7, 2022 2:43 PM

The Florida Phoenix reached out to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Press Secretary, Christina Pushaw, about calls from Florida lawmakers for her firing or resignation regarding tweets she made over the weekend on controversial legislation restricting classroom instruction of sexual orientation and gender identity.

She provided her response in an email to the Phoenix Monday afternoon: Pushaw said:

“It’s inappropriate for adults to instruct children in VPK-3rd grade (ages 3-9) about sexuality. There is no good reason a teacher needs to talk to a 7 year old about sex, any questions a child has at that age should be addressed by their parent or guardian. Talking about adult topics with young children is a tactic of groomers, and as I said, not everyone who opposes the bill is a groomer — but they apparently don’t see a problem with adults instructing very young children about sexual topics. And sadly, that creates an environment where grooming can happen.”

“The governor has never referred to the bill as an anti-grooming bill or used that term. It was my personal account and I was tweeting off work hours. The governor in his statements about this legislation, has emphasized the importance of parental rights and making sure all instruction in our schools is developmentally appropriate. For ages 3-9, classroom instruction on sexual topics is not developmentally appropriate, and it’s difficult to understand why anyone would disagree.”

“I don’t regret raising concerns about child safeguarding. The only people who singled out the LGBT community are the opponents of the bill, who have been baselessly accusing us of homophobia — when the bill itself doesn’t single out the LGBT community or even mention the word “gay.” Any type of sexual content, whether it’s straight, LGBT or anything else, is inappropriate for 3-9 year old children — and I can’t believe that is controversial to rational adults.”

Following those comments, the Phoenix provided information about the bill in question, HB 1557 says: “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.”

Opponents to the bill have referred to it as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

HB 1557 has drawn nationwide attention and protests across the state, and is considered one of the main “culture war” bills to be considered in the 2022 legislative session in Florida. Crowds have continued to be in the Capitol building Monday, awaiting the HB 1557 discussion in the Senate.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Idaho right-wing potatohead Rep. Chad Christensen goes on Facebook rant after his mandatory minuimum bill fails to pass

CHUD THE SPUD, IQ OF A POTATO

ADDENDUM: Chud's rant was turned into a news article. SEE: https://www.hjnews.com/preston/rep-chad-christensen-idaho-legislative-session-a-mix-of-triumph-disappointment/article_93118018-1b96-5319-877e-b2a328b44453.html

Spudville Representative CHUD Christensen failed miserably in his bid to unnecessarily expand mandatory minimums in the state of Idaho. His hopes were to increase the mandatory minimum for many offenses, including Failure to Register and simply being too close to a school:

I just had a constituent call me and he was very irate with me. A couple years ago, I got a bill passed to not allow convicted sex offenders near daycares. It is now law. Schools were already in the law.

This man has a convicted sex offender friend that moved in next to a daycare, now he has to move. He told me the man's conviction was in 1987 and he has been a good person since. I told him I was very glad the man had bettered himself and his life. I told him that I was sorry the man had to move, but I told him his friend is the exception not the norm. I told him most sex offenders do not change and this law is intended to protect our children. 

I asked him if he wanted me to endanger thousands of children by allowing sex offenders to be near or live near daycares because of his friend's situation. He didn't hear or care about that common sense reasoning and continued with his emotional rant. He said he couldn't believe I don't care about people. I confronted him on his manipulative statement. He rationalized his friend's crime by saying it was a teenage victim. That was not a good thing to say to me and he found that out. 

Well, my current bill to give convicted sex offenders 5 years mandatory prison time might not be very popular with some. I have a feeling it wouldn't be popular with this individual that called me.

UPDATE: This new bill does not include statutory rape. I do not wish to send an 20-year-old to prison for 5 years for having sex with his 17-year-old girlfriend. I don't wish to give that person a conviction of a sex crime or any time.



If you support House Bill 508, please email and/or call the House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee and tell them you are in support of it. 
House Bill 508 is my sex offender bill: 
-5-year mandatory minimum for convictions of aggravated sexual battery, sexual abuse of a child under the age of sixteen years, lewd conduct with a minor child under the age of sixteen years, sexual battery of a minor child sixteen or seventeen years of age, rape forcible penetration with a foreign object. 
-1 year minimum for failing to register as a sex offender.
- 90 days for being employed by a forbidden place of employment and for being too close to a school or daycare.
-It takes away the ability of the judge to retain jurisdiction (rider), suspend a sentence or commute a sentence.


Sure, I've seen worse mandatory minimum bills than this, but CHUD has a hard on for this issue, as evidenced by the uneducated statement above. CHUD believes the fake news that everyone on the registry is at high risk to reoffend. 

Chud the Spud's bill thankfully failed failed to pass, and CHUD is throwing a hissy fit on Facebook about it:

"So, we are in an extended afternoon floor session. During a floor recess a Judiciary and Rules Committee, Representative Kerby came up to me and said my sex offender mandatory minimum bill isn't going to do very well, today. Therefore, he wanted me to agree with him to adjourn the committee before my bill was heard. I said, "No, the committee can kill it themselves."

I then said, "Well, you can do with it as you wish, since it is now the committee's bill." 

He wants to protect Republicans who would vote against it."

I love watching him melt down in real time

Sure enough, Representative Gary Marshall made a motion to adjourn the House Judiciary and Rules Committee so he and others would get to avoid voting on my sex offender mandatory minimum bill. 
I am confident they would have voted no, and they didn't want to be on record not being tough on sex offenders. 
The committee voted to adjourn, and my bill will not get a public hearing because it was the last day for House bills.
Representative Nate and Young didn't vote to adjourn, and I thought I heard another across the room. I will find out who it was.
I have no respect for this. You either vote to kill my bill and tear it apart or vote for it. This was an exhibition of cowardice. 
The Idaho Freedom Foundation did not approve of my bill and I was willing to take a hit on my score. Some people think I vote with IFF to get a good score with them. Wrong. We align well, but not always. The one thing government should be doing is protecting rights, especially the rights of helpless sexually abused children. However, Representatives Gary Marshall and Ryan Kerby don't think so, along with others. 
It is quite frustrating when ya work so hard on a bill."

CHUD strikes out

Mandatory minimums are a bad idea unless you have the IQ of a potato. 

By the way, for those who don't keep up with moern Internet parlance, a Chud is "A unattractive person whose defining characteristic of their personality is their egotism" or to put more bluntly, "Anyone who has no good qualities at all: Assholes, morons, idiots, jerks, preppy pieces-of-shit, meatheads, etc."

State Senator Chud Christensen is all of these and more since he is not only a Trumptard, he wanted to join the Karen Convoy:


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

South Carolina State Senator Greg Hembree likens reforming the registry to "playing with live rounds"

At least he didn't quote Lauren Book's "ticking time bombs" shtick, but it is close enough.  

https://www.wspa.com/news/state-news/bill-sets-parameters-for-south-carolina-sex-offenders-to-get-off-registry/

Bill sets parameters for South Carolina sex offenders to get off registry

by: Braley Dodson

Posted: Feb 25, 2022 / 02:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — A proposed bill in the South Carolina Senate would set out guidelines for convicted rapists to petition a court to be removed from the sex offender registry.

The bill is in response to a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling last year stating that it’s unconstitutional for the state to not have a process that would allow sex offenders to be removed from the registry.

The bill was proposed by Sen. Greg Hembree (R-Horry County) on Feb. 16 and remains in the Senate Committee on Judiciary. No other senators are listed as sponsors on the bill.

That judicial ruling, Hembree said, has created a race against time to create a bill.

“The thing that is so dangerous about this — and we are kind of playing with live rounds — is the court says, ‘If you don’t have a law in place at this point, then everybody is going to get put off the sex offender registry,'” Hembree said.

He said that there are “dangerous, scary people” who need to be kept on the registry.

“The clock is ticking against law and order, and in favor of those who would do away with this,” Hembree said.

The deadline to pass a bill is June 9.

Various stakeholders, including prosecutors and public defenders, met to draft the legislation. As an attorney, Hembree said he was a good fit to take up the bill.

Depending on how the offense is categorized, people convicted of sexual offenses can petition a court to get off the registry either 15 or 30 years after their conviction.

The proposed three-tier system of offenses is as follows:

Tier I

Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree

Kidnapping of a person 18 years of age or older, unless the offenses included a criminal sexual offense or an attempted sexual offense

Incest

Buggery

Peeping, voyeurism or aggravated voyeurism

Indecent exposure

Sexual intercourse with a patient or trainee

Administering, distributing, dispensing, delivering or aiding, abetting, attempting or conspiring to administer, distribute, dispense or deliver a controlled substance or gamma hydroxy butyrate to an individual with the intent to commit a crime listed in Section 44-53-370(f) of state code (except petit larceny or grand larceny or any other offense required by Title I of the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection or Safety Act of 2006, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act)

Tier II

Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree

Engaging a child for sexual performance

Producing, directing or promoting sexual performance by a child

Trafficking in persons, except when it did not include a criminal sexual offense or an attempted criminal sexual offense

Criminal sexual conduct with minors, second degree, if evidence presented at the criminal proceeding and the court makes a finding that the conviction for the offense resulted from a consensual sexual conduct if the offender was 18 years or younger at the time, or there was consensual sexual conduct between persons under the age of 16, the convicted person is not an offender and is not required to register pursuant to the provisions of the article

Criminal sexual conduct with minors, third degree

Criminal solicitation of a minor if the purpose of the solicitation or attempted solicitation was to persuade, induce, entice or coerce the person solicited to engage or participate in sexual activity, or if it was to perform a sexual activity in the presence of the person who was solicited

Tier III

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree

Criminal sexual conduct with minors, first degree

Criminal sexual conduct: assault with intent to commit

Kidnapping of a person under 18 years of age, except for when the offense is committed by the child’s parent

Criminal sexual conduct when the victim is a spouse

Sexual battery of a spouse

Any Tier III committed after the offender becomes a Tier I or Tier II offender

Under current law, those who are convicted of sexual offenses — and aren’t found not guilty by reason of insanity — are required to be on the registry.

A Tier I offender can petition a circuit court to be removed from the sex offender registry 15 years after they were discharged from jail without supervision, or after their probation, parole or other alternative to incarceration ends.

Tier II and Tier III offenders can apply after 30 years from when they’re released from prison or jail without supervision, or when their supervision, parole or other alternative to incarceration ends.

The court may ask for South Carolina Department of Mental Health to evaluate the offender to see if they post a risk of committing another sex crime.

“The court must make a determination upon a finding by clear and convincing evidence that the offender is no longer a foreseeable risk to re-offend and that it is in the best interest of justice to grant the motion for removal from the requirement of registration,” the bill reads.

If the request to be removed from the registry is denied, then then the person who was convicted has to wait five years to apply again.

If passed, the act would be retroactive.

In South Carolina, those convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct — the highest sexual offense — are sentenced to up to 30 years of incarceration. Second-degree sexual conduct can lead to up to 20 years, and third-degree criminal sexual conduct can come with a sentence of up to 10 years.

In the ruling for the case, Dennis J. Powell vs. the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Chief Justice Donald Beatty wrote the Powell’s argument that being on the sex offender list for life “is punitive under the Eighth Amendment” and violates Powell’s “rights to due process and equal protection.”

The ruling states that it’s unconstitutional to not have an opportunity for a judicial review to see if an offender would re-offend.

Powell was arrested for criminal solicitation of a minor in February 2008 after having “graphically sexual” conversations on the internet with an undercover police officer posing as a 12-year-old girl. Powell pleaded guilty in 2009 and sentenced to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

Powell completed his probationary sentence, finished outpatient psychiatric treatment and was accessed by two mental health professionals who said he had a low risk of re-offending.

Hembree doesn’t expect his proposal to be the final form of the bill. He’s hopeful it will receive a hearing soon.

“It doesn’t have to be perfect,” he said. “We don’t perfect to be the end of good, here.”

News13 has reached out to the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for comment and have not heard back.