Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WA - Mother Outraged By Naked Bicycle Protest: "Their genitals were hanging out"




"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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FL - The son (Jason Flores) of self proclaimed vigilante (Judy Cornett) sentenced to prison for 25 years on attempted murder

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06/25/2009

TAMPA — As a young boy, Jason Edward Flores survived a child's worst nightmare when he was abducted, brutally raped and left for dead.

The 11-year-old's road to manhood continued to be anything but smooth.

His long history of run-ins with the law, which included drug convictions and prison time for burglary, ended Wednesday as Flores was sentenced to 25 years for two counts of attempted second-degree murder and home invasion robbery.

Flores, 28, seemed calm as he pleaded guilty moments before Hillsborough Circuit Judge Robert Foster sentenced him to the mandatory minimum.

Earlier in the court proceedings, a different image emerged as Flores tried to place his shackled hands around his mother and cried in her arms.

"Sitting next to my son was one of the worst feelings of my life," said Judy Cornett, who called the St. Petersburg Times from a bed at Tampa General Hospital's emergency room.

Cornett, 47, collapsed in court as bailiffs escorted her back to her seat. Paramedics were called and carried her out on a stretcher.

Since Flores' abduction and rape in 1992, Cornett has dedicated her life to battling sex crimes. She founded Safety Zone Advocacy, a nonprofit organization that teaches kids to protect themselves against sexual predators.

She also coaches parents who find themselves in the media spotlight when their children become victims of child predators.

Cornett aided Mark Lunsford, when his 9-year-old daughter, Jessica, was abducted and killed in Homosassa in 2005. And she housed and clothed Susan Schorpen during the trial for the man convicted in the 2004 abduction and murder in Sarasota of Schorpen's 11-year-old daughter, Carlie Brucia.

Cornett said she's in the process of writing a book, calling her son's prison sentence "more fuel for me to help other people."

Flores was sentenced Wednesday on charges stemming from a home invasion that occurred June 26, 2008.

Prosecutors said Flores and two co-defendants — Matthew Edward Wilsky and Kristen Marie Mangum — entered a home in a neighborhood west of Busch Gardens to take prescription drugs.

The trio struggled with residents Terry and Lora Holmes. Prosecutors said Flores fired a shotgun into the Holmes' bedroom, striking Lora in the hand and Terry in the side. Both survived, but Lora Holmes is partly paralyzed in her hand, prosecutors said.

The three fled to a Pasco County hotel with about $1,000 in cash and pills they had stolen from the Holmeses.

The victims identified Flores from a police photo packet and officers eventually arrested all three.

Cornett said her son had begun to clean up his life before he met Mangum, who Cornett described as a "drug buddy."

Five years ago, by fluke, Flores came face to face at the Orient Road Jail with Kevin Kinder, the man who had raped him. Flores attacked him, but prosecutors dropped those charges.
- By fluke? He was put into the same cell. I think it was planned. And they dropped the charges. Once again, it pays to know certain people, you get slapped on the wrist.

Cornett said Flores never had proper psychological treatment after his rape and abduction and often self-medicated.
- And whose fault is that?

"I can't blame 100 percent on it, but I can definitely say it has been a strong contributing factor," she said about her son's rape and lack of proper assistance.

As she sat next to Flores in court, Cornett said she promised to be there when he's released.

"I told him I was going to continue to fight for him and that he's my baby and I love him," Cornett said. "He said, 'Thank you, Mommy,' and 'I love you.'"

Judy also said this (as shown here):


So what about the death to those who attempt to kill another human being? Does she fill the same about what her son did? I do not wish her son any ill will, and I wonder what she would say if her son got out of prison, and then the government passed retroactive (ex post facto) laws to punish him again and again and again? Well, I'm sure she'd see it as I have said many times. When you do the time, that should be it.

Judy is the first women in this video

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Judy recently posted the following image on her Facebook page:

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And I wonder what she'd say about the following?

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Of course we do not believe in the death penalty for anybody, but would she be okay with her own son receiving the death penalty? I doubt it!


Another Good Quarter for Private Prisons

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And people say prison is not a business?

08/04/2009

By Matt Kelley

The Geo Group, America's second-largest private prison purveyor, posted big profits once again yesterday, reporting that the group earned $16.5 million dollars from April to June by imprisoning people and lobbying for laws that expand our nation's prison population in order to make more money for shareholders.

Overall, investment analysts are bullish on the prospects for private prison companies like GEO and Correction Corporation of America. States are desperate to trim budgets, and investor optimism is a sign that lawmakers will be much slower to move toward true reforms like alternatives to incarceration and expanded parole than they will be to take the easy, lazy, dangerous route of outsourcing imprisonment to companies that care only about the bottom line.

In addition to some serious Photoshop crimes on its website (check out CEO George Zoley above, floating over the most beautiful of backdrops - an aerial shot of a GEO prison), GEO puts out press releases about profits without any mention of what the company does to earn the profit - one mention of "beds" is about as close as we get. This is typical business-speak so it's nothing shocking, it's just sad to see mandatory minimums, draconian sentences and irrational immigration laws described as "a demand driver" that "remains fundamentally strong."

“We are pleased with our strong second quarter earnings results and our outlook for 2009," Zoley said in a statement. "We have continued to deliver sound operational and financial results through our diversified business units, and the demand drivers in our key market segments remain fundamentally strong. Our pipeline of new projects under development scheduled for opening between 2009 and 2010 remains robust with more than 6,800 beds, and we continue to be optimistic about our new business development efforts.”








"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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INDIA - MP Caught On Camera Inciting People To Beat And Kill Rapists

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A new controversy involving the Trinamool Congress has surfaced -- Tapas Pal, a first time Trinamool Congress MP from Krishnanagar has been caught on camera inciting people of his constituency to beat and kill rapists.

While visiting grieving families in Nadia District where four women had been raped in separate instances -- the MP, who is a former Tollywood star, got carried away, swearing in Bangla, inciting people to kill those responsible for the crimes in the area.

Tapas Pal even went on to say that if the administration was unable to deliver justice, then he would do so himself by beating and killing the rapists.




"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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Obama passing new law to allow searching of PC’s, Laptops, and media devices

I have no idea if this is true or not. It's from 03/28/2009.

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"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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Lobbyists dirty tricks - I wonder if Ron Book in Florida is familiar with these tactics?

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"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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FL - BSO Deputy Arrested On Sex Charges (To Serve And Protect!)

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08/03/2009

Officer Accused Of Targeting Illegal Immigrants

FORT LAUDERDALE - A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy has been accused of targeting illegal immigrants and performing sex acts on them.

Jonathan Bleiweiss, 29, a seven-year veteran of BSO, faces a total of 14 charges. They include five counts of sexual battery by a person in authority, four counts of false imprisonment, four counts of battery and one count of stalking.

BSO said Bleiweiss targeted illegal immigrants while he was on patrol, pulling them over without reporting it to the department. Then, BSO said, Bleiweiss started searching and then touching those he pulled over, Local 10's Jeff Weinsier reported.

"He took advantage of their fear of immigration and their fear of turning to authorities for help, and he assumed they were afraid to refuse his advances because of being undocumented immigrants. He handpicked his victims based on their immigration status," Lamberti said. "It was happening while he was on patrol, while wearing a BSO uniform, carrying a BSO firearm and driving a BSO patrol car. He searched out victims and actually sexually battered his victims while he was on duty."

The 14 charges stem from allegations by just one victim, but BSO said they know of seven others, all of whom are between 17 and 35 years old.

Investigators believe there could be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).


"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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FL - McCollum: Sex-offender bans faulty

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08/03/2009

By BETH REINHARD

State Attorney General Bill McCollum is advocating a sweeping overhaul of local ordinances that ban sex offenders and predators from living within 2,500 feet of schools.

Republican Bill McCollum (Contact) has made a career out of being tough on crime, first as a congressman agitating against Islamic terrorists and more recently as the state attorney general crusading against Internet sex predators.

Yet in a recent interview on Spanish-language radio in Miami, McCollum said "it's very wrong" that sex offenders have been relegated to living in squalid conditions under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami-Dade. He said local governments that ban offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools are "responsible for making this much more difficult, and they need to change their ordinances."

McCollum's remarks on Univision's WQBA-1140 AM on July 22 contradict the position taken by Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (Contact), who said last week that he wanted to be "respectful" of local ordinances that go farther than the state's 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools.

"The state law is fairly reasonable, but many counties and many cities have made it impossible for anybody to live. . . in a normal living environment," McCollum said. "It's very wrong."

Some political strategists say McCollum's hard-line, conservative image could be a liability in his gubernatorial campaign against Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, who would be the state's first female chief executive. McCollum was the only Cabinet member to vote against reforms aimed at helping ex-felons to get their voting rights back.

Ron Book, the chairman of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust who has been trying to find housing for the squatters under the bridge, noted McCollum's record is "extraordinarily strong" on child molesters and other law-and-order issues.

"I'm a little surprised at the attorney general's comments because, in my opinion, I don't think it's the 2,500-foot ordinances that created the problem," Book said. "If the attorney general thinks local governments are going to repeal their ordinances, he's not accurate . . . We're talking about people who have been accused and convicted of sexual deviant behavior."

Since 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was raped and murdered in a Central Florida town in 2005, a slew of local governments have sought to exile sex offenders from areas near schools and parks. Critics charge that the irregular patchwork of laws has forced sex offenders underground and made it harder for law enforcement to monitor them. The group of roughly 70 convicted offenders living under the Miami-Dade causeway without toilets or running water has sparked national debate.

In the radio interview, McCollum noted that local restrictions fail to consider differences in the severity of the crimes. "Some of the people who are listed as sex offenders under state law and people are afraid of haven't committed the same serious crimes that you and I think of," he said. "The law needs to be changed."

McCollum appears to be siding with the American Civil Liberties Union (Email), which is suing Miami-Dade over its 2,500-foot rule. The attorney general clashed with the ACLU over the state's clemency laws in 2007.

"He may not like to hear us say this, but good for Bill McCollum," said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida. "Any law that treats the guy that urinates on the side of the road or the 17-year-old with the 15-year-old girlfriend the same as someone who violently assaults a young person -- it's a stupid, irrational legal system, but that's what we have in Florida."

Both the attorney general's office and McCollum's campaign declined requests for comment, citing the city of Miami's lawsuit against the state over the sex offenders' camp.


"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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UK - Britain To Put CCTV Cameras Inside Private Homes

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George Orwell's 1984

08/03/2009

By Charlie Sorrel

As an ex-Brit, I’m well aware of the authorities’ love of surveillance and snooping, but even I, a pessimistic cynic, am amazed by the governments latest plan: to install Orwell’s telescreens in 20,000 homes.

£400 million ($668 million) will be spend on installing and monitoring CCTV cameras in the homes of private citizens. Why? To make sure the kids are doing their homework, going to bed early and eating their vegetables. The scheme has, astonishingly, already been running in 2,000 family homes. The government’s “children’s secretary” Ed Balls is behind the plan, which is aimed at problem, antisocial families. The idea is that, if a child has a more stable home life, he or she will be less likely to stray into crime and drugs.

It gets worse. The government is also maintaining a private army, incredibly not called “Thought Police”, which will “be sent round to carry out home checks,” according to the Sunday Express. And in a scheme which firmly cements the nation’s reputation as a “nanny state”, the kids and their families will be forced to sign “behavior contracts” which will “set out parents’ duties to ensure children behave and do their homework.”

And remember, this is the left-wing government. The Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling, batting for the conservatives, thinks these plans are “too little, and too late,” implying that even more obtrusive work needs to be done. Rumors that a new detention center, named Room 101, is being constructed inside the Ministry of Love are unconfirmed.

Sin Bins for Worst Families [Sunday Express. Thanks, Annaliza]


"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)

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