Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MO - Senate approves retrospective DNA collections (Yet another unconstitutional ex post facto law)

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Further tests to see how far they can push the envelope of eradicating peoples rights.  A constitutional amendment?  Hell, why not just shred the constitution and be done with it? Oh yeah, little by little so the sheeple get accustom to it.

02/17/2010

By Marshall Griffin

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow laws requiring DNA collections from criminals to be applied retrospectively.
- And ex post facto laws are unconstitutional, forbidden by the constitution, but it's apparent those who took an oath of office to defend the constitution, meant to take an oath to destroy it, which they are doing very well.

The Missouri Constitution forbids retrospective laws that mandate new restrictions or requirements based on past actions. The prohibition contributed to a recent State Supreme Court ruling that invalidated some sex offender restrictions.

The resolution's sponsor, State Senator Matt Bartle (Contact) (R, Lee's Summit), says an exception needs to be allowed for collecting DNA samples from criminals.
- So how many other "exceptions" are we going to make in the future as well?  You took an oath to defend the constitution, which you clearly are not doing!

"The practical effect (of the status quo) may very well be that people who've committed rapes and murders that we were able to solve by virtue of the fact that we had a DNA profiling system in place would walk free," Bartle said.

But State Senator Jolie Justus (Contact) (D, Kansas City) voted "no."
- This is a woman who is defending her oath.  Thank you!

"I don't think there's any limit in the future what legislatures could add to the DNA profiling laws...and so my concern is, what if five years from now a legislature comes in and (says), 'We're going to require you to give DNA in order to get a conceal and carry permit?'" Justus said.
- Exactly, when they get a way with it now, you can bet they will push the envelope more and more!

The resolution passed on a voice vote. It needs one more vote by the full Senate before moving over to the Missouri House.


"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln


FL - Lawmaker wants safer Internet for children - Why? Probation officers already have this power! Grandstanding, that's why!

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Do these people actually go to school and learn how things work?  Probation already has this power, so why is a law needed?  Except to make himself look "tough!"

02/17/2010

By Kerry Kavanaugh

TALLAHASSEE  - A Florida lawmaker wants to make the internet a safer place for your children.
- Who doesn't? But will it really keep children any safer?

Tuesday, Representative Adam Fetterman (Contact) discussed legislation that he says would do just that.

Sex offenders in Florida already have to maintain a certain physical distance from kids, but a new bill proposed in Tallahassee would require them to keep their distance in cyberspace as well, as long as they are on probation.
- It's nothing more than grandstanding to make a name for himself, at the expense of exploiting sex offenders and people's fears.  Even if this was for all sex offenders, it would not protect anybody, it's nothing more than a placebo.

Fetterman says he originally wanted to ban sex predators from the internet for the rest of their lives, but that idea had constitutional issues.
- You bet it does!

So he scaled his bill back to only include sex offenders who are on probation.
- And even then, it's not going to work.  If a person is intent on committing a crime, they will.

Many judges will order sex offenders off the internet as part of their probation, but it's not mandatory.
- Probation officials already have this power, without a new law, just so another politician can "look tough" on crime.  The law is not needed!

And the bill's only exception would be if someone's job required them to be online.

"It gives law enforcement officers and probation officers another tool. When someone's on probation, if they were to violate this provision, they would violate their probation and they would come back into custody and would hopefully lock them up for an even longer period of time," Fetterman says.

Some lawmakers raised concerns about the bill and people's constitutional rights and access to information.

I talked to Fetterman and he says because of those objections, he'll likely amend it again to just include certain websites, like social networking sites.
- Even then, the same constitutional rights apply, which you are trying to trample on for your own purposes!

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ARC RADIO - A CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR SPEAKS (PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT - CHAT, LISTEN, CALL IN!)

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Time: 02/17/2010 08:00 PM EST (Click here)

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Episode Notes: ARC Talk Radio this week will be welcoming David to the show, who was a victim and survivor of sexual abuse from the age of three (3). David, has graciously agreed to come on ARC to tell us of his childhood abuse and ultimately how it effected his life until age 21 when he finally was able to escape the abuse. These tragic events and their effects led David to become addicted to pornography and at some point he found himself charged with possessing child porn. He fought this case three years in the court system and ultimately took a plea, when his funds ran out to a felony conviction. David though did not let this destroy him instead from this point he became a volunteer and began support groups for male survivors of sexual abuse. In these groups he offered support, education and counseling for those who survived sexual abuse as a child. Currently, due to health issues he is taking a leave of absence but hopes to return to his volunteer work soon. This story is compelling and heart wrenching as David has asked to join ARC Talk Radio as a guest to share his story and let others know they are not alone. Yes, he is a victim of sexual abuse but he also is a survivor and he wants to get the message out there "not all victims make poor choices!" Show your support and join us!




"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln


CA - Lungren seeks to expand Megan's Law beyond U.S. borders

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02/14/2010

By Rob Hotakainen

If Rep. Dan Lungren (Contact) has his way, Megan's Law will soon be going international.

The law requires convicted sex offenders to be registered with the government, making it easier to track their whereabouts. Their names can then be put into databases, allowing the public to do a quick online check to determine where offenders reside.

While the law now applies to all states, Lungren is proposing a worldwide crackdown on high-risk sex offenders and sex trafficking.

Under his bill, convicted sex offenders would have to tell local law enforcement officials of their travel plans 21 days before leaving the country. That information would then be shared with diplomatic officials in foreign countries, who could keep track of the offenders. The congressman is already working with the Mexican government on the issue.

"The idea is to notify law enforcement officials in those countries that people are traveling," said Lungren, who called sex trafficking "a plague on our region and our nation."

The American Civil Liberties Union (Contact) (ACLU) opposes the plan, saying it would be wrong to impose new restrictions on people who have already served their sentences.

But Michael Macleod-Ball, the ACLU's chief legislative and policy counsel, said he fears the bill will pass because no one in Congress will want to cast a vote that could be interpreted as supporting sex offenders.

"Absolutely, we're worried about something like this passing because it's very easy to get a yes vote," he said. "Maybe we should say the converse: If you vote against something like this, you sort of stick out like a sore thumb."

Lungren, of Gold River, said it's an attempt to get tough with sex offenders who leave the country and then commit similar crimes overseas. The congressman, who represents the state's 3rd District, is also hoping to minimize sex trafficking, which he says is thriving in Sacramento due partly to its intersecting interstate highways.

"It's interesting and unfortunate that Sacramento finds itself to be one of the top sources of child prostitution and trafficking in the country," Lungren said. "I think people are astounded when they find out that this is going on in our area, and to the degree that it is."

To make his case, the congressman points to an FBI report which found that in 2008 and 2009, Sacramento ranked among the top five cities in the United States for child prostitution. Nationally, an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States every year, according to the U.S. State Department. To battle the issue locally, the FBI in Sacramento has created a crimes-against-children task force that aims to recover girls 17 and younger and to build cases against their perpetrators.

To focus attention on the issue, Lungren is sponsoring a congressional forum on human trafficking Wednesday in Rancho Cordova. The eighth-term congressman has invited a lineup of presenters that include Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan of Mexico, Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness, Agent Dave Meadows of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, and Truckee Police Chief Nicholas Sensely.

Sensely, who wrote human trafficking guidelines for the U.S. Justice Department, said Lungren's plan is good because it will fight sex offenders who move across borders "undetected, unnoticed and really, in a large part, unconcerned."

"It's really just another tool, bottom line, to put another clamp on those who are committing this crime," Sensely said.

Sensely said that if the plan is passed, the most significant hurdle would be in trying to gain the cooperation of other countries, many of which have different laws and different cultural norms.

"What we define in the United States as a sex offender may not necessarily be defined as such in other countries," Sensely said.

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Sex Offender Funding - Hell, why not get Obama to bail you out?

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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CA - California claims monitoring of sex offenders has been improved! I doubt it!

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Sex & Cell Phones Short Version

They teach this

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But during the Super Bowl, they show this

No wonder kids do not know what is okay and what is not okay.

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"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln