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MA - Officials: Ban Sex Offenders From Public Buildings

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This deserves the middle finger salute... WTF! So you cannot go to a public building, that would include everywhere, police department, grocery stores, gas stations, drivers license building, any where. What isn't a public building? So they are basically saying, you must sit in your house and never leave or eat, so you must die!! Clearly this is from total idiots who have no brain, who are running out government, scary, scary!!!

02/15/2008

BOSTON -- Now city councilors in New Bedford are trying to protect kids by keeping sex offenders out of public buildings after police said a child was raped at a library.

NewsCenter 5's Bianca de la Garza reported Friday that Corey Saunders, a homeless Level 3 sex offender, was charged with raping a 6-year-old boy who was at the library with his mother.

City councilors are now calling for safety zones around schools and libraries and are seeking to ban all Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from public buildings.

"We are going to do whatever we have to do to keep kids safe," victims' advocate Laurie Myers said.

Myers said that restricting offenders is not the real solution because enforcement is difficult.

"We have cities and towns with budget deficits, they are cutting police departments. How are we going to give them another thing to do?" she said.

Instead, Myers said that she wants tough sentencing. She is fighting for the passage of Jessica's Law. Named for Jessica Lunsford, it would set mandatory minimum sentences for sex crimes against children.

Saunders was convicted in 1999 for molesting and attempted rape of a 7-year-old. A judge freed him last year despite warnings from 3 psychologists and the district attorney that he was a threat.

"If we are saying there is no interest, then cities and towns are going to do whatever they have to do to keep kids safe," Myers said.

Massachusetts is just one of 12 states yet to pass Jessica's Law. Myers said if legislators had acted on it last November instead of having it in committee, Saunders would be facing serious time.

"You can't take your kids to the library without worrying about someone being molested. It's out of control," Myers said.
- So get out of wonderland!!! The entire world is a dangerous place, where the hell have you been for your entire life???


NC - Citizens rally behind Jessica's Law

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So if today is Saturday, why is this news article coming out now? So people cannot protest it?

02/16/2008

CHARLOTTE -- A rally in Charlotte on Saturday will call attention to House Bill 933, also known as the North Carolina Jessica Lunsford Act.

It’s been nearly three years since Lunsford’s murder. The Gastonia native was 9-years old. She was killed in Florida by John Couey, a convicted sex offender who some say slipped through the cracks of the system.
- No, the system failed Jessica and John. John BEGGED for treatment over and over and over and nobody gave him treatment, which would've prevented Jessica's death, so who is to blame for that? Yes John is guilty of killing her, but the state failed to get him help, so they are responsible as well, IMO.

According to the Lunsford Foundation web site, 33 states have enacted some form of Jessica’s Law. North Carolina is not one of them.

Six speakers were expected at New Bethel Church of God in Christ off of Little Rock Road for the rally.

Bill 933, which has passed through the state House of Representatives and now must pass through the state Senate, is calling for tighter punishment for people convicted of molesting a child under 12. It also would require sex offenders to wear GPS monitoring after their time served for conviction.
- More with the word "punishment!" I thought these laws were not punishment? BS!!!! And no, it affects ALL SEX OFFENDERS, not just those who harmed some child under 12, that is another lie...


KY - Man charged in death of young boy attacked in jail

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02/16/2008

LOUISVILLE - A registered sex offender charged with murdering a 4-year-old boy last summer has been attacked in jail.

Louisville Metro Corrections spokeswoman Pam Windsor said Cecil Eugene New II was attacked by a fellow inmate on Wednesday while being escorted back to his cell from a shower.

That inmate, whose name was not released, was out of his cell serving as a work aide in the jail, Windsor said.

Jail staff members were able to separate the two men quickly, Windsor said. New suffered minor bumps and bruises, Windsor said. His attacker now faces internal discipline.

New is being isolated in a cell because of his high-profile case and the nature of his charges; however all of the inmates are given an hour out of their cell each day to shower, Windsor said.

New was charged with killing Cesar "Ivan" Aguilar-Cano, who disappeared near Churchill Downs on June 29. He was found in the back of a garbage truck eight days later.

New is charged with murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if he is convicted.


TX - Jailed man is arrested in July slaying of sex offender

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Yet more proof the public cannot handle the sex offender registry and hysteria.

02/16/2008

FORT WORTH -- A man jailed since July when he was caught driving a Chevy Tahoe whose owner was later found with his throat cut was arrested Friday on a murder warrant.

Robbie Patrick Scott, 24, is accused of fatally stabbing Michael G. Murray, 40, on July 25 inside Murray's home in the 4100 block of Shadow Drive, not far from the Ridglea Country Club golf course.

Murray, whose body was found by his former wife, had several stab wounds and his throat had been cut, police have said.

Two days earlier, police had impounded his Tahoe after pulling it over in the 5600 block of Wellesley Avenue.

Scott was at the wheel, and he scuffled with police. In the Tahoe, officers found property belonging to Murray, along with his address.

"An officer did go to the house that night but got no answer at the door," homicide Sgt. J.D. Thornton said.

Scott was arrested and later indicted on a charge of evading arrest and two charges of aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon.

He has remained in Tarrant County Jail with bail set at $202,000 on the three charges. Bail had not been set Friday on the murder charge. In September, prosecutors filed an unrelated charge of theft of property against Scott.

Background

Murray and Scott were not strangers, police say.

Mutual acquaintances told investigators that Scott had been to Murray's house where they used drugs and had sex, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

But robbery was apparently behind Murray's slaying, police said.

"We have a statement from a witness who heard the suspect talk about robbing [Murray] in the past," Thornton said.

DNA tests linked Scott to a cigarette butt found at the crime scene, the affidavit states.

Based on the time of Murray's last contact with relatives and on tests of his blood found inside the Tahoe, Thornton said, "we believe the murder occurred sometime in the three hours before [Scott] was stopped in the victim's vehicle."

Investigators are looking into whether Scott may be responsible for other robberies, he said.

Victim's past

Court records show that Murray, a registered sex offender, had been sentenced to 10 years' deferred adjudication probation in March for fondling a 15-year-old girl.

In June, a month before his death, Murray was arrested after prosecutors filed a petition to revoke his probation on the grounds that a surprise search of his home uncovered sexually explicit material, including a magazine, a DVD and images. Investigators found evidence that he had accessed a prohibited Web site.

Murray was released from jail that month on $5,000 bail under conditions that included no contact with minors and no computer access, court records show.

In the mid-1990s, Al Ferriulo hired Murray, a TCU graduate, to be a life insurance agent for John Hancock Insurance and Financial Services. Ferriulo said Murray later worked for other companies, eventually working his way up to vice president.

Ferriulo said he had last tried to reach Murray about six months before his death.

"One day I called [his office] looking for him, and there was someone new," Ferriulo said. "Something must have happened."

Ferriulo said Murray was well-liked and respected by his colleagues.


MD - Delegate resigns after child porn investigation

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Ironic, isn't it?

02/16/2008

ANNAPOLIS-- Delegate Robert A. McKee, chairman of the General Assembly's western Maryland delegation, resigned Friday, saying in a statement that he has "entered treatment" after investigators searched his home during a child pornography investigation.

The FBI's cyber crimes unit is helping Washington County authorities in analyzing materials seized from McKee's home near Hagerstown, an FBI spokesman said Friday. The cyber crimes unit investigates computer crimes including malicious hacking, child pornography and Internet fraud.

"For me, this is deeply embarrassing," McKee said in a statement faxed to news organizations. "It reflects poorly on my service to the community as a state delegate and as executive director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Washington County. Accordingly, I am resigning today from both positions."

McKee, a Republican, did not return repeated phone calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. In a signed letter to House Speaker Michael Busch, McKee indicated that his resignation would be effective 8 p.m. Monday, said Alexandra Hughes, a spokeswoman for the speaker.

Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore confirmed that the case is a child pornography investigation. Mullendore said investigators conducted the Jan. 31 search of the home after receiving a phone call from someone who told them about child pornography at the residence. Mullendore said investigators seized several computers, about 30 video tapes and printed material containing logs of different information.

Mullendore said the sheriff's department asked for FBI assistance, partly because the investigation involved a public figure. Charges have not been filed, and Mullendore said he did not know when, or if, charges would be filed.
- Why, so they can cover up something?

"I would suspect we're talking weeks away at least," Mullendore said.

The Washington County Republican Central Committee will make a recommendation to Gov. Martin O'Malley for a replacement, Hughes said.

McKee, 58, has served in the House of Delegates since 1995, following his election in 1994.

FBI Special Agent Richard J. Wolf said the Washington County Sheriff's Department requested his agency's help after searching McKee's home in Halfway, an unincorporated community south of Hagerstown.

McKee said he has instructed his counsel to cooperate with law enforcement.

"In the meantime, I have entered treatment," McKee said in the statement. "My primary focus is to get well and stay well. I know this can only happen with the support and prayers of my family and friends and the help of professionals."
- Ironic how celebrities and politicians when they get caught, seek treatment to "get help" which they state over and over "sex offenders cannot be cured" yet they can be cured.. HYPOCRITES!! Therapy works, and now he's playing the treatment card like Mark Foley and others have done, and it will probably vanish and we will not hear any more about this.

McKee has been the chairman of the western Maryland delegation, which is made up of state legislators from Carroll, Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties.

Delegate LeRoy Myers, R-Washington, vice chairman of the western Maryland delegation, said he plans to meet next week with the region's other legislators to select the group's new chairman.

Myers said he last saw McKee at the State House in Annapolis Thursday morning. He said McKee had shown no sign of personal problems. McKee was not present during the Friday morning House session.

"Scripture says 'judge not' and I won't be judging him. But at the same time, when it comes to what we're doing, we have to move on and just pray for Bob and the situation he's going through," Myers said.


VA - U.S. Diplomat Accused of Pressuring Visa Applicants for Sex

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02/15/2008

ALEXANDRIA — A U.S. Foreign Service officer stationed in Brazil and Congo used his status to pressure female visa applicants for sex, according to federal charges.

Gons G. Nachman, 42, is charged in U.S. District Court with misuse of his diplomatic passport, making false statements and possessing child pornography. The charges were unsealed Friday.

Nachman was ordered jailed pending a detention hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Court records reflect that a defense lawyer has not yet been appointed.

According to the affidavit, Nachman made a habit of pressuring and pursuing sexual relationships with attractive female visa applicants while stationed in Rio de Janeiro.

Two applicants interviewed by federal agents said Nachman "persistently pursued these female applicants despite his position as U.S. Vice Consul who was personally handling these still pending immigration visa cases."

One of the women told agents that Nachman "took advantage of her and he instructed her that, if questioned, she should deny knowing him personally."

Nachman admitted to having sexual relationships with two women, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit also says that Nachman helped a woman from the Congo file a false refugee application with the Brazilian government so she could work for Nachman while he was stationed in Rio de Janeiro.

While she was employed by him, the woman said Nachman made her film and photograph his sexual encounters with women, some as young as 15, in late 2006 and early 2007.

Also, agents filed a search warrant for items Nachman had shipped to the Port of Baltimore and found videotapes of Nachman with sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old Congolese girl in 2004, when he was assigned to the Congo. Agents tracked down the girl and interviewed her; she confirmed she was 17 at the time the tape was made.

One of the tapes depicting the sex acts was labeled "Congo 2004 Sexual Adventures," according to the affidavit.

Court records indicate that Nachman was ordered to stop performing his duties as a Foreign Service officer in September. The State Department's Diplomatic Security Service, which investigated the case, did not return calls seeking comment Friday afternoon.


VA - Man who impregnated teen stepdaughter gets 45 days in jail

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I don't usually post these kinds of news articles, but WTF? This whole situation is F'ed up.

02/16/2008

A man who impregnated his teenage stepdaughter will serve 45 days for carnal knowledge and taking indecent liberties with her, a judge ruled Friday.

In his statement to police, James Mingo admitted having sex with Stepfanie Mingo, starting when she was about 13. When she was 17, Mingo gave birth to a daughter, Syleena, whose name is also spelled Sylena in court documents. The infant died less than two months later from abuse and neglect. An autopsy showed the baby was malnourished and had skull fractures, broken ribs, a meningitis infection from the injuries and food poisoning.

Mingo and her mother, Angela Mingo, were charged with murder. The elder woman, who watched the baby while Stepfanie was at school, was convicted in April 2006 and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Stepfanie Mingo also was convicted and was sentenced to 25 years. The child's paternity came to light during court hearings on the murder cases.

When James Mingo pleaded guilty to the crimes in October, prosecutors agreed he should be sentenced to either one year and 11 months or the midpoint of the sentencing recommendation. On Friday, the sentencing recommendation revealed that his recommended sentence was between one and 90 days in jail.

Prosecutor Krista Fulton said Judge Everett A. Martin Jr. indicated he might have looked differently on the plea agreement had he known it called for a shorter sentence.

Martin sentenced Mingo to two years on each count, but suspended all but 45 days of the time.

Mingo must remain on good behavior for five years, register as a sex offender, complete a psychological evaluation, stay away from schools, and have no unsupervised contact with people less than 18 years old. He also must stay away from Stepfanie Mingo.


CA - Woman warns community of alleged molester

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The California registry says:

Legal and Illegal Uses. The information on this web site is made available solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability. Any person who is required to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290 who enters this web site is punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment. (Pen. Code, § 290.46, subd. (i).)

So this women, by doing what she is doing, is apparently breaking the law. Video is available at the site.

02/15/2008

A Long Beach woman is on a mission to warn Kern County residents about the man she said sexually abused her.

The alleged sex offender was convicted nearly two decades ago.

Alina Eshom, 29, said she was molested by her church youth pastor in Kernville about 18 years ago.

She kept quiet about it until she found out the local man has a new life with children in Bakersfield.

Friday, she spent the afternoon in south Bakersfield putting up fliers in an effort to warn people about the man she once knew.

“It’s not about giving him more consequences so much is it about is he doing this to someone else right now?” she said.

Eshom said she was molested by 50-year-old James Davis Spears.

She found Spears’ picture on the Megan’s Law website and designed a flier with his picture.

“I became so sick in my thinking that I didn't even really realize there was anything wrong until I was in my 20’s, and by then I was already acting out my beliefs.”
- Acting out how?

She made 100 copies to distribute in the neighborhood where she thought he was living. A separate address was listed on the website, but as soon as she learned her abuser was not living at the address he reported, she notified authorities.
- So here she did the right thing, by alerting police, but by posting fliers all over the place, that is harassment, IMO.

KGET TV-17 alerted officials with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, and they were able to confirm Spears is in violation of his registration and said an aggressive investigation is now underway.

We know statistically that sex offenders will re-offend, most likely re-offend, so it’s very important that we stay on top of this,” said Sgt. JR Rodriguez with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department.
- Sorry Sheriff, you apparently do not know what the hell you are talking about, but just repeating other crap someone else told you. Check out this link for the TRUE facts.

Law enforcement officials said posting pictures of a victim’s molester is within one’s rights.
- No it's not. Where is the law that says this? It's called harassment. I though this was what the registry was for, to alert the public. Your own registry says the info on the registry should not be used to harass an offender or family member, so you are lying sir...

Eshom was noticeably relieved when she posted the first flier, and feels confident that by confronting her own demons, she is protecting others who may be at risk.
- So why isn't she getting therapy? The offender probably has to pay for it, so if she's having issues, get help!!!!

“My experience of society has not been a good one, so when people come together like this, perfect strangers to support me in something that I felt maybe I shouldn't be doing or maybe is too much, I’m shocked,” said Eshom.
- So even you know what you are doing is wrong... If everybody in this world acted out in anger and rage because of something that occurred to them in the past, we'd all be in a world of trouble. This is just pure vigilante justice, pure and simple!

KGET TV-17 tried to contact Spears and the pastor of Believers in Jesus Church in south Bakersfield.
- And even the media gets in on the vigilante harassment!!!!

No one answered our calls or the door when we tried to contact Spears at the address Eshom believed he lived.


FL - Corrections officer faces child porn charges

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02/15/2008

A Gulf County corrections officer is accused of possessing and transmitting child pornography, authorities reported.

Daren B. Angelino, 26, was arrested and charged with five counts of possession of child computer pornography and one count of transmission of child pornography, officials said in a news release.

More than 100 other images will be examined to determine if they are child pornography. Each image is punishable by five years in prison.
- So I wonder if he'll be in prison for 500 years? That is just insane. You could murder 10 people and get less than that.

The Florida Department of Corrections immediately terminated Angelino when he was arrested, the release stated.


Entrapment, Punishment, and the Sadistic State

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June 2007, Volume 93, Issue 4
Entrapment, Punishment, and the Sadistic State
by Andrew Carlon
93 Va. L. Rev. 1081 (2007)

The entrapment defense is a uniquely American institution, adopted in all American jurisdictions, and almost nowhere else. But while case law and scholarly literature dwell at length on entrapment’s what (what constitutes entrapment; the legal test to be applied), and sometimes on its who (who should rule on entrapment, judge or jury; who qualifies as a state actor), they have comparatively neglected its why—the underlying justification for a defense that, on further examination, seems to violate some of the most basic principles of criminal law jurisprudence. Why should someone who commits a crime, with a criminal state of mind, be found not guilty because the one who tempted him to commit the crime, an otherwise irrelevant fact, was—entirely unbeknownst to him—a police agent?

This Note first shows the insufficiency of existing justifications of the entrapment defense, then provides a more comprehensive explanation for the doctrine. This explanation reveals entrapment to be not a procedural “technicality” protecting a value extrinsic to the underlying prohibition, but rather a substantive defense whose roots run right to the criminal law’s heart: our reasons for punishment. A “punishment-centered” view reveals entrapment to be a manifestation of a totalitarian “sadistic state,” which treats the infliction of punishment not as a means of giving the guilty their just deserts, but as an end in itself, and shows the entrapment defense to be not only a limit on police investigatory technique, but an assertion of individual liberty against the state’s ability to punish.


Sample Letter #1

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Insert Date Here

To the Honorable insert last name,

I am a proud constituent of insert state who is writing to ask for your help with issues that are critical to preserving the United States Constitution for an approximate 600,000 people who are Registered Sexual Offenders and to inform you that I do not support insert state efforts to further restrict Registered Sex Offenders.

Below are some statistics that lead me to question the effectiveness of the Wetterling Act, Megan's Law, and further restrictions against Registered Sex Offenders:

  • Megan's Law and the Wetterling Act were created on the assumption that recidivism is high for Sex Offenders. However, the United States Department of Justice indicated that the recidivism rate for Sex Offenders is 5.3% meaning that 95% of those who are on the registry are not likely to re-offend. In New York (enter your state statistics here), the recidivism rate is only 2%.
  • The list creates the myth of "stranger danger" but most (93%) of sex offenses are committed by someone known to the victim.
  • There is not one empirical study suggesting the effectiveness of these laws. However, it is known that sex crimes decreased significantly beginning in 1989, before the Wetterling Act and Megan's Law were in place. Again, this brings to question the effectiveness of these laws.
  • Residency restrictions do not work. In Minnesota, the Department of Corrections found that between 1990 and 2002, of the 3,166 sex offenders released from state prisons, only 224 of these were returned to prison for a new sex crime through 2006. The report contains the statement, "Not one of the 224 sex offenses would likely have been deterred by a residency restrictions law."
  • Registration requirements, while deemed regulatory by the Supreme Court, continue to punish through ever-changing registration requirements and residency restrictions, leading to ex post facto application of new laws, which I don't have to remind you is unconstitutional and a violation of civil rights.
  • While not the explicit intent of the "regulatory" laws, the consequences of these laws are a form of double jeopardy as those Sex Offenders who served their time and paid their time continue to be punished when they are denied employment and housing; are segregated from their communities; forced to leave their families; hunted down and arrested for failing to register in accordance with new registration requirements; and, finally, by having to wear a Scarlet Letter.

My story can describe the unintended consequences of these laws.

briefly tell your personal story here in one short paragraph

I urge you to reconsider your position on Sex Offender Registration Requirements and restrictions. I will not support your decision to support any of the Bills related to additional registration requirements or residency restrictions of Sex Offenders.

Sincerely,

insert name here


OK - Class Action Lawsuit

This is about a class action lawsuit in Oklahoma I found.

My name is _____, and I have started a Class Action lawsuit to stop them from violating our rights in Oklahoma. Together, I think we can stop it. The lawsuit will be under John Doe to protect our names. So if this article applies to you lets go after them in a court of law.

My attorney is:

Duke Holden
1420 Linwood Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 232-2694
Fax: (405) 232-3231

PLEASE CALL AND FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED:

Name: _________________________________________
Phone #: _______________________________________
Address: _______________________________________
Date of Conviction: _______________________________
Risk level at time of conviction: _____________________
Risk level now: __________________________________


IN - Court says registry violated offender's constitutional rights

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12/26/2007

INDIANAPOLIS - A legal change that forced a convicted sex offender to register for life as a sexually violent predator even though he was not originally determined to be one violated his constitutional protection against retroactive laws, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled today.

The law was amended to require lifetime registration for certain offenses in 2006, two years after Todd L. Jensen was released from probation. Applying that requirement to Jensen violated prohibitions against ex post facto laws in the state and federal constitutions, the court said in a 2-1 ruling.
- So if it violates both the state and federal constitutions, then all other states are corrupt, and I know it violates the Constitutions, it's obvious..

The ruling, which reversed a lower court decision, said that the retroactive lifetime registration requirement violated the constitution "as applied to him." It was not immediately clear whether the ruling might have wider impact.
- What? It should apply to ALL sex offenders, not just him. If it's unconstitutional then it's unconstitutional, period.

Indiana Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Staci Schneider declined immediate comment until officials had a chance to review the ruling. The Associated Press also left a phone message seeking comment from Jensen's attorney Randall J. Hammond.

Jensen, now 39, pleaded guilty in 2000 in Allen Superior Court to vicarious sexual gratification and child molesting. He served about 18 months in prison and was released from probation in July 2004. He was initially required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

But the Allen County Sheriff's Department told him in September 2006 that he would now have to register for life as a sexually violent predator and an offender against children. Jensen asked the local court to determine his status, and Judge Fran Gull found him to be a predator who was required to register for life. Jensen then appealed.

When Jensen was sentenced, the law required consultation with two experts to determine if someone was a predator who might be a repeat offender. The General Assembly later changed the law so that anyone convicted of certain offenses was defined as a sexually violent predator. One of those offenses was vicarious sexual gratification.
- And it doesn't take into account the persons criminal history, which is wrong, IMO.

"Therefore, the 2006 version of the statute has changed the elements or ultimate facts and evidence necessary to prove that a defendant is a sexually violent predator," the court found. "Consequently, the 2006 version, which the trial court clearly used at Jensen's status determination hearing, is ex post facto law as applied to him."

The Court of Appeals also noted that it had found that courts have the power to review sexually violent predator status if an offender violates probation - but Jensen had not done so.

In a dissenting opinion, Judge Cale J. Bradford wrote that the lifetime registration requirement did not violate the clause against retroactive laws because it was intended to monitor the whereabouts of the offender, not as punishment.
- This is total BS!!! Being tracked like a dog for life is nothing but punishment, period, and making them do this after they have already been sentenced violates the constitution. This government is so corrupt even they don't know what is or isn't a law... The constitution is written in plain English and easy to understand, yet they apparently cannot read English..


WA - State Senate votes to expand criminal DNA database

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02/15/2008

OLYMPIA (AP) - A measure that would expand the state's collection of DNA samples from people convicted of crimes passed the Senate with an unanimous vote on Friday, as part of a package of bills targeting sex offenders.

The bill would add a list of new crimes - such as soliciting a prostitute and stalking - that could prompt DNA collection by authorities. The measure now heads to the House.

A House version of the bill died after defense lawyers and civil libertarians raised some privacy worries, saying that the measure went too far. In the House bill, a person's DNA could have been collected after convictions for second-degree animal cruelty or simple assault.

The Senate bill's sponsor, Sen. Debbie Regala (Contact), D-Tacoma, amended her bill to narrow the scope of crimes, while still keeping crimes she said can be "precursors" leading to sex crimes.

Currently, the state can collect DNA samples from people convicted of a long list of felonies that include first-degree perjury and arson. Nationwide, 45 states collect DNA samples from a person convicted of a felony.

Other measures passed Friday by the Senate included a bill that would create a permanent board that would oversee policy in sex offender cases, and a measure that would limit computer access by sex offenders in prison.
- In prison? Do they actually have computers in prison?

Meanwhile, the House passed a measure requiring registered sex and kidnapping offenders to submit information regarding any e-mail addresses and any Web sites they create or operate. The bill passed unanimously and now goes to the Senate.

High-profile crimes inspired many of the bills. Often mentioned by legislators was last July's abduction and slaying of a 12-year-old Tacoma girl, Zina Linnik. A registered sex offender has pleaded not guilty in the case.

The DNA collection bill is SB 6488. The sex offender policy board bill is SB 6596. The limiting computer access bill is SB 6548.
- Ok, SB-6548 text says in a civil commitment center, which is NOT prison, or that is what they say..