Monday, February 25, 2008

FL - Details of Lunsford suit come out

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If this is about accountability, then why don't they further investigate the child porn Mark had on his machine when Jessica went missing? Mark is trying to be another John Walsh and exploit his daughters death to make some quick easy money, IMO.

02/25/2008

JACKSONVILLE - Lawyers for Mark Lunsford appeared on FOX News Monday, giving the first details of their planned lawsuit against the Citrus County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The lawsuit - which has yet to be filed - will charge that Jessica Lunsford might have been found alive if the search for her had been handled differently.
- And she also might be alive today if Mark did not go over to his girlfriends house and left Jessica in the house with the door unlocked.

John Couey - a convicted sex offender - was found guilty of kidnapping the 9-year-old, taking her to his room in a mobile home near Jessica's house, and raping her before burying her alive.
- Also this man begged and begged and begged for treatment, but he did not get it, why? Jessica may be here still if they gave him the treatment he asked for. That is the problem today, if you are having inappropriate thoughts, you cannot seek help without being thrown in prison or jail and then you don't get treatment there either.

He told detectives he kept the girl in a closet in his room for at least three - possibly as long as six - days.

During their appearance on FOX News' O'Reilly Factor, Lunsford's attorneys charged that the Citrus County Sheriff's Office was told Couey lived in the mobile home near the Lunsfords, but they did not seek him out in a timely manner.
- So, when some child is missing, are they going to get search warrants for all sex offenders homes, like they are required by law, or, break down the doors like the gestapo?

They also say that dog handlers found a trail that led in the direction on the trailer, but officials told them to stand down.
- Also, why did Marks dog, which Couey said was a large dog, not bark or anything?

"The truth is Jessica did not have to die. She could have been saved," said Lawyer Mark Gelman.
- Yeah, if Mark would've stayed home like any good parent would've done, and locked the doors!

At a news conference last week after word of the pending lawsuit came out, Citrus County Sheriff Dawsy reacted with surprise and anger.

"We truly believe that this litigation is baseless. There is nothing there. A lot of you followed this case and saw the efforts put forth by the men and women of this organization, the Florida Department of Law enforcement, FBI and countless other agencies. And I think everybody in my family at the Citrus County Sheriff's Office and also my community have to know that Commissioner Bailey [FDLE] and I are going to vigorously defend our agencies against this baseless allegation made by the Lunsfords that we failed to do our job."


Metallica - Videos that mean something!

This is from one of my favorite bands, Metallica, and they have a couple songs which fit the sex offender and other world issues going on today, below are a few. You can find more of their videos on YouTube here. Enjoy!

Other Recommended Songs:
Also view "God Bless America Again!"
We Want America Back!

Shortest Straw - Lyrics Below:


Suspicion is your name,
Your honesty to blame,
Put dignity to shame,
Dishonor,
Witch-hunt, modern day,
Determining decay,
The blatant disarray,
Disfigure,
The public eyes' disgrace,
Defying common place,
Unending paper chase,
Unending

Deafening,
Painstaking,
Reckoning,
This vertigo it does bring

Shortest straw,
Challenge liberty,
Downed by law,
Live in infamy,
Rub you raw,
Witch-hunt riding through,
Shortest straw,
The shortest straw has been pulled for you

Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Shortest straw has been pulled for you

The accusations fly,
Discrimination, why?
Your inner self to die,
Intruding,
Doubt sunk itself in you,
It's teeth and talons through,
Your living catch-22,
Deluding

A mass hysteria,
A megalomania,
Revealed dementia,
Reveal

Secretly,
Silently,
Certainly,
In vertigo you will be

Shortest straw,
Challenge liberty,
Downed by law,
Live in infamy,
Rub you raw,
Witch-hunt riding through,
Shortest straw,
The shortest straw has been pulled for you

Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Shortest straw has been pulled for you

Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Shortest straw has been pulled for you

Behind you, hands are tied,
Your being, ostracized,
Your hell is multiplied,
Upending,
The fallout has begun,
Oppressive damage done,
Your many turned to none,
To nothing,
You're reaching your nadir,
Your will has disappeared,
The lie is crystal clear,
Defending

Channels red,
One word said,
Blacklisted,
With vertigo make you dead

Shortest straw,
Challenge liberty,
Downed by law,
Live in infamy,
Rub you raw,
Witch-hunt riding through,
Shortest straw,
The shortest straw has been pulled for you,
Pulled for you

And Justice For All - Lyrics Below:


Halls of Justice Painted Green
Money Talking
Power Wolves Beset Your Door
Hear Them Stalking
Soon You'll Please Their Appetite
They Devour
Hammer of Justice Crushes You
Overpower

The Ultimate in Vanity
Exploiting Their Supremacy
I Can't Believe the Things You Say
I Can't Believe
I Can't Believe the Price You Pay
Nothing Can Save You

Justice Is Lost
Justice Is Raped
Justice Is Gone
Pulling Your Strings
Justice Is Done
Seeking No Truth
Winning Is All
Find it So Grim
So True
So Real

Apathy Their Stepping Stone
So Unfeeling
Hidden Deep Animosity
So Deceiving
Through Your Eyes Their Light Burns
Hoping to Find
Inquisition Sinking You
With Prying Minds

The Ultimate in Vanity
Exploiting Their Supremacy
I Can't Believe the Things You Say
I Can't Believe
I Can't Believe the Price You Pay
Nothing Can Save You

Justice Is Lost
Justice Is Raped
Justice Is Gone
Pulling Your Strings
Justice Is Done
Seeking No Truth
Winning Is All
Find it So Grim
So True
So Real

Lady Justice Has Been Raped
Truth Assassin
Rolls of Red Tape Seal Your Lips
Now You're Done in
Their Money Tips Her Scales Again
Make Your Deal
Just What Is Truth? I Cannot Tell
Cannot Feel

The Ultimate in Vanity
Exploiting Their Supremacy
I Can't Believe the Things You Say
I Can't Believe
I Can't Believe the Price We Pay
Nothing Can Save Us

Justice Is Lost
Justice Is Raped
Justice Is Gone
Pulling Your Strings
Justice Is Done
Seeking No Truth
Winning Is All
Find it So Grim
So True
So Real

Seeking No Truth
Winning Is All
Find it So Grim
So True
So Real

And one for the trolls out there - Holier Than Thou:


No more
The crap rolls out your mouth again
Haven't changed, your brain is still gelatin
Little whispers circle around your head
Why don't you worry about yourself instead?

Who are you? Where ya been? Where ya from?
Gossip burning on the tip of your tongue
You lie so much you believe yourself
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou
You are

You know not

Before you judge me, take a look at you
Can't you find something better to do?
Point the finger, slow to understand
Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand

It's not who you are, it's who you know
Others' lives are the basis of your own
Burn your bridges and build them back with wealth
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou
You are

You know not

Who the hell are you?


TN - Senate passes animal abuser database proposal

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02/25/2008

Senate passes animal abuser database proposal

NASHVILLE — The Senate has passed a proposal to create an animal abuser registry in Tennessee (SB-2676).

The measure sponsored by Sen. Doug Jackson, a Dickson Democrat, passed on a 23-0 vote.

Legislative analysts estimate that about three people convicted of violent offenses against animals would be added to the registry each year.
- Passing a law because of three people a year? What a waste of money!! It's easy to propose stuff and create bills, when you are not paying for it.

Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Mae Beavers, a Mount Juliet Republican, was among six senators who abstained on the vote.

She says she takes issue with the fact that Tennessee’s second public database after the sex offender registry will relate to animals while the state doesn’t have a registry for repeat drunken drivers or for others who commit crimes against people.

The companion bill is scheduled for a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.


DE - Ailing sex offender chokes to death at clinic

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Welcome to Nazi Germany folks! Next they will deny you health care because of your race or sex or some other BS reason!! I do not believe what they are saying.

02/25/2008

DOVER — A 22-year-old Huntington's disease victim who was denied a bed in a state health care facility because he was a registered sex offender choked to death Monday at a Dover mental health clinic.

Family members said they were told that Joseph Heverin, 22, whose muscle control had deteriorated to the point where he often fell and had to be put in a wheelchair, choked to death on a sandwich at Dover Behavioral Health Systems.

"He was dead when he got to the hospital," said Heverin's brother, Paul Vrem.

Vrem said he learned of his brother's death after driving to Dover Behavioral to pick him up for a dental appointment.

"They told me that he had choked on a grilled cheese sandwich and that they were administering CPR," Vrem said.

DBHS chief operating officer William Weaver and other clinic officials did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.

Colin Faulkner, director of public safety for Kent County, said paramedics were dispatched to Dover Behavioral Health shortly before 12:30 p.m. in response to a report of a person choking.
- So why couldn't someone at the facility administer CPR? I'm sure they knew it. So why did they not give the man CPR?? Because he's a sex offender, that is why!! Why do you have to call 911 or someone else to come in a save a man, when you know he will die before they get there. SICK BASTARDS!!!!

"It would appear that he went into cardiac arrest, full arrest, as the result of an unresolved choking incident," Faulkner said.

Jay Lynch, a spokesman for the state Department of Health and Social Services, confirmed Heverin's death.

Heverin's mother, Dianne Vrem, said Dover Behavioral officials kept family members in a waiting room until Heverin had been taken away by ambulance, and that Kent General officials also refused her request to be with her son.

"I just wanted to hold him and let him know that his mom was there," she said.
- I hope this lady sues the crap out of someone for their negligence!

A spokeswoman for Kent General did not immediately return a telephone message Monday afternoon.

Last week, Heverin was the subject of an Associated Press article describing the bureaucratic limbo in which his criminal past and his disease — an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder that also killed his father and other family members — had left him.

Officials at Dover Behavioral, a short-stay psychiatric facility where Heverin had been admitted last summer for treatment of depression, had sought and received court permission to discharge him, arguing that he is not mentally ill. He remained at the facility as his guardianship case worked its way through the court system.

Even though a court declared Heverin "a disabled person" who was "unable to act in his own best interest," health and social service officials refused to place him in state-run long-term care facility. They argued that he was neither developmentally disabled nor mentally ill.
- Lame excuse, they did not want a sex offender there, admit it!!!

The primary reason for their opposition, however, was that Heverin was a registered sex offender. He had twice been convicted of unlawful sexual contact, incidents that his supporters believe stemmed from the effects of Huntington's disease, a hereditary disorder that has been linked with inappropriate sexual behavior.

Dover Behavioral officials said they had tried repeatedly for more than a year to find placement options for Heverin, but no facility was willing to take him.
- ALL SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WAS A SEX OFFENDER, A HUMAN BEING!

Kristopher Starr, an attorney appointed as a fact-finder in Heverin's guardianship case, submitted a report earlier this month excoriating state officials for refusing to place Heverin in a skilled nursing facility, at least not until he is "bedridden."

"They finally got what they wanted; they won't have to deal with the problem anymore," Paul Vrem said Monday.
- EVIL BASTARDS!!!


WI - Supreme Court candidates spar over fundraising letter

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This is politics. Scream and shout, stamp your feet, and play the "soft on crime" card against your opponent. Bust out the sex offender and children issues, and the sheeple will vote for you, like the sheeple they are who cannot see the corruption in our government.

02/25/2008

MADISON - The two Supreme Court candidates sparred at a debate Monday over the truthfulness of a fundraising letter sent by the challenger and whether the incumbent is soft on criminals.

Justice Louis Butler is being challenged by Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman. The winner in the April 1 election will serve a 10-year term.

During the debate, during which they both took questions from members of the Dane County Bar Association, Butler tried to blunt the repeated charge by Gableman's campaign that Butler is weak on criminals.

"I have held criminals accountable," Butler said.

Gableman, calling himself a judicial conservative, cited his support by a majority of the state's sheriffs and district attorneys as evidence that he was better thought of within the ranks of law enforcement.

Some of the sharpest comments came when Butler called on Gableman to retract a fundraising letter sent by his campaign that said Butler in 2005 "provided the deciding vote to overturn a sexual predator decision by a circuit court, resulting in the release of the predator into Milwaukee County."

The offender, Richard A. Brown, was never released from prison. Butler called the letter "simply false," saying all the court's ruling did was order a release plan for Brown.

Gableman refused Butler's call to retract the letter dated Feb. 1 and signed by former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow, saying the court's ruling would have resulted in Brown's release had it not been for another factor that kept him in prison. He did not say what that was. After the debate he declined to comment in detail about the case, saying as a judge he didn't want to prejudge any case that may come before him.

Butler said the case and the precedent it created can be discussed without talking about how a judge may rule in the future.

Both candidates decried the influence of outside groups already running ads in an attempt to influence the race. Such groups spent more than $3 million in last year's court race and have already started running television ads this year.

Outside groups should not hijack the campaign, Butler said.

"We are drowned out and no one knows what we stand for," he said. "My preference would be that all outside groups stand down. Let us run our own campaign."

Gableman stopped short of calling for outside groups to get out of the race, but called an ad paid for by the Greater Wisconsin Committee attacking him "untrue and unfair" and a distraction.

The debate came after three national, nonpartisan groups _ the Committee for Economic Development, Justice at Stake and the Reform Institute _ announced their support for public financing for Wisconsin Supreme Court races.

Representatives of the Washington, D.C.-based groups urged the state Assembly to pass a bill providing public money for the races. It cleared the state Senate last week.

But Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, opposes public financing for campaigns, which means the plan likely will not become law this year.

The idea of public financing for high court races has received more attention in Wisconsin since last year's race in which Annette Ziegler defeated Linda Clifford. The election cost a record $6 million, with about half of that spent by outside groups.

Television ads for this year's race, to be decided April 1, started airing last week. So far, the liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee and the conservative Club for Growth Wisconsin have run spots, but the candidates have not.

All seven members of the Wisconsin's Supreme Court, including Butler, signed a letter in December supporting public financing of high court races.

Under the bill that passed the Senate last week, candidates can qualify for $100,000 in grants for the primary and $300,000 for a general election. They would get additional money to offset an opponent or independent group that spends beyond the public financing limit.


CA - Former NASA Ames contractor pleads guilty to child porn charges

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02/25/2008

Federal prosecutors said today that a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract employee at Ames Research Center has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Ernst John Rohde, 63, pleaded guilty on Friday to downloading thousands of images of child pornography from the Internet using computers at both his Stockton home and Ames.

Rohde faces a minimum possible sentence of five years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25.


VA - Bill advances to classify French-kissing a minor as sexual battery

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My question is, why do they have to create 10 million bills for all these issues? Why couldn't they have "thought" before passing the law, and added all this to one bill? They just love to make stuff complicated, so nobody knows the true intentions of the laws. This is what creates holes in laws, they don't think!! Well, then all these people would not "look good" to the sheeple, because they don't have their name attached to some sex offender or child bill..

02/25/2008

RICHMOND - Individuals older than 18 who forcibly kiss a child younger than 13 would be guilty of aggravated sexual battery under a bill that is advancing through the General Assembly.

Del. Riley Ingram, R-Hopewell, is sponsoring HB34, a bill that would add tongue kissing "with lascivious intent" to the list of crimes currently considered sexual battery.

The bill advanced out of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee today without opposition. It has already been approved by the House of Delegates, which passed the bill by a 98-0 vote.

Under state law, an aggravated sexual battery conviction can carry a penalty of one to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $100,000. Ingram's bill would impose a different penalty for improper tongue kissing; those convicted of that charge could be sentenced to one to five years of confinement, or up to 12 months in jail and a fine up to $2,500.

Ingram said the bill came at the request of a constituent who learned her 10-year old daughter "was being French-kissed by a child care provider's husband who was 62."

The goal is to have individuals guilty of such an offense placed on the state police Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors registries, Ingram said.


FL - Lunsford To Address Possible Lawsuit On 'O'Reilly Factor'

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From the comments, looks like he has lost all credibility. I hope they bring up the fact that he left his daughter in the house with the door unlocked, so he could go be with his girl friend and did not come back until early in the morning. If he would've stayed home and locked the door, like any decent parent would've done, Jessica would still be here today. He is exploiting his childs death to make a quick buck, IMO.

02/25/2008

TAMPA -- Mark Lunsford is a scheduled guest on tonight's episode of "The O'Reilly Factor" and is expected to speak publicly for the first time about why he plans to file a lawsuit against the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

Last week, Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy announced that Lunsford sent him an intent-to-sue notice, which is required six months before a lawsuit is filed against a government agency.

Lunsford and his attorneys have been tight-lipped about the reasons for a lawsuit other than to say that mistakes were made when the sheriff's office was searching for Lunsford's daughter, 9-year-old Jessica Marie "Jessie" Lunsford.
- Hell, if everyone sued when a "mistake" was made, we'd all be rich. I believe the "mistake" was you leaving your daughter home with the door unlocked...

Dawsy has said he was shocked at the announcement and that any claims of negligence are baseless. At a 2005 memorial service for Jessie, Citrus County deputies served as pallbearers. Lunsford had called Dawsy his "older brother."

A Web site for Fox News says Bill O'Reilly's show will focus on "The murder of little Jessica, why her father says she could have been saved and the police are to blame!" The show starts at 8 p.m.
- Yeah, she could've been saved, if the government gave Couey the help he begged and begged and begged for, and if Mark would've stayed home and locked the door. YOU ARE TO BLAME, IMO!!

In March 2005, after more than three weeks of searching, Jessie's body was found buried near the Homosassa mobile home where John Evander Couey lived. Couey was convicted of abducting, raping and killing her. He has been sentenced to die.
- And why hasn't anybody brought up the issue that Mark had CHILD PORN on his machine when they checked it, yet it magically vanished? Also, why did Jessica appear to not be a virgin when she was examined (scroll down to John Couey article)?

Couey told authorities that he kept Jessie alive for several days. With searchers scouring the area, he grew scared to let her go and decided to kill her. Dawsy and prosecutors have said they don't believe Couey's story and think Jessie died the night she was abducted.
- They think or know? What leads them to believe this?

Reporter Thomas W. Krause can be reached at (813) 259-7698 or tkrause@tampatrib.com.


CA - Law Puts Sex Offenders on the Streets

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Go to the above site to listen to this discussion.

02/23/2008

A new report finds more convicted sex offenders in California homeless because of a state law restricting where they can live. Tom Tobin, a psychologist specializing in sex offender treatment, talks with Jacki Lyden about the findings.


PA - Sex-offender law ignores real harm

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02/25/2008

Sarah Tofte is a U.S. researcher for Human Rights Watch

State lawmakers will need to decide whether to comply with the federal Adam Walsh Act on sex offenders or lose federal money for law enforcement. The choice for states is to dramatically increase their registration and community-notification requirements for convicted sex offenders by 2009 or lose significant federal law enforcement grant money.

President Bush in his 2008 budget has eliminated the Byrne Grant program, accordingly states will not lose anything if they do not enact the Adam Walsh Act.

It doesn't seem like a difficult choice. Who wouldn't want to support laws targeting convicted sex offenders and be paid for it? Yet legislatures from Arizona to Illinois to Rhode Island are leaning against implementing the law. Because once you get past the painful emotions and look hard at the problem of child sexual abuse, it turns out that sex-offender registration and community-notification laws might not actually prevent sexual violence.

Sex-offender laws are based on two popular myths about child abuse: that children have most to fear from strangers, and that sex offenders will repeat their crimes. In fact, more than 90 percent of child sexual abuse is committed by someone the child knows. And authoritative studies show that three out of four sex offenders do not re-offend within 15 years of release from prison. In fact, 87 percent of sex crimes are committed by people with no previous sex-offense convictions.

The Adam Walsh Act doesn't tackle the real dangers to children, and contains disturbing provisions. It requires states to register and identify online children 14 and older who commit sex offenses. Many states treat juvenile sex offenders differently from adults, exempting them from community notification. They understand that young sex offenders respond well to treatment and have an excellent chance of rehabilitation - and that crimes they committed as children should not haunt the rest of their lives. Thus the Illinois legislature, knowing it was acting in conflict with the Adam Walsh Act, recently overrode the governor's veto of a law exempting child offenders from online registration.

In the past, federal law required only that states register sexually violent offenders for 15 years. The new act requires states to register virtually anyone convicted of a sex offense. This would force some states to significantly expand their registries. While it may seem a good idea to place all convicted sex offenders on a registry, law enforcement officials and child-safety advocates say that expanding the registry to include all offenders reduces its usefulness in helping law enforcement to identify and monitor individuals considered a real risk to the community.

The Adam Walsh Act also extends from 15 years to 25 years or life the time someone is on a registry and subject to community notification, without the possibility of petitioning to be removed. If Congress had consulted experts on sexual violence, it would have found that the longer a convicted sex offender lives offense-free in the community, the less likely he is to re-offend, which is why experts often advocate giving convicted sex offenders an opportunity to be released from registry requirements upon a showing of rehabilitation.

Implementing the changes required by the act will cost states a lot of money. At a legislative hearing in Arizona, witnesses testified that the state would lose between $700,000 and $800,000 in federal law enforcement grants if it didn't comply with the law - but that it would cost millions of dollars to expand the state's sex-offender laws to comply with the Adam Walsh Act.

Unnecessarily expansive community-notification laws may drive more offenders underground, away from supportive services like treatment, and away from the supervision and monitoring of law enforcement. Harsh enduring consequences also provide little incentive for former offenders to live without re-offending: as one registrant told Human Rights Watch, "No one believes I can change, so why even try?"

Sarah Tofte is a U.S. researcher for Human Rights Watch and the author of "No Easy Answers: Sex Offender Laws in the U.S." E-mail her through HRW at hrwnyc@hrw.org.