Monday, August 23, 2010

This is Sam Marrs from Hulbert, OK - I am writing this for my grandson Cody Marrs.

In April of 2007 he ran afoul of the Adam Walsh act. An act written by a confessed sex addict and a US senator who courts little boys. How can they make laws for our children when no one would want them around their children?

My grandson Cody was at an all-night birthday party for one of his sisters friends when he was 18 years old. According to people at the party, an older woman bought liquor for the attendee’s, including my grandson, and he became intoxicated so a few folks put him in one of the bedrooms to sleep it off. A young lady, age 14, who was being frisky followed him into the room and Cody and the girl admit things went a little too far and they had consensual relations. We do not condone the behaviors of our grandson, nor the others, however we do understand Cody and this young lady shared in consensual relations and there was no force or violence. Basically, two dumb kids being irresponsible but does this make one a monster?

A few days later, a female Sheriff's Investigator came to our home and just walked in, without knocking. My wife, Cody’s Grandmother, had to ask her twice who she was before she told her. The Investigator said she just wanted to ask my grandson some questions.

My wife asked this woman, 3 times if Cody needed an attorney, and the Investigator responded “No, I just want to ask him some questions.” She took Cody into the kitchen, where no one else was allowed while questioning our grandson and had him sign a confession she wrote out, that he had sex with this young lady from the party. After signing the confession, she placed Cody under arrest without reading him his Miranda Rights and led him out of our kitchen. My wife was aghast and told her that she told her Cody did not need an attorney. This woman Investigator just grinned and said, “he doesn’t, he just confessed,” and then proceeded to take our grandson to the local jail where he was booked in.

The next day the girl involved sent an email to the girl who had the birthday party. it stated that my grandson had not seduced her and she was sorry for causing trouble. Her email name was “punka-- rocker”.

I took a copy of this email to the district attorney in hopes he wouldn't file charges since the girl, nor her mother, wanted to press charges against Cody. I was informed by the District Attorney that it was up to the state to file charges, and he did.

We hired a local attorney to represent Cody, and three or four months into this, we found out that this lawyer had been disbarred. WE immediately hired another attorney with a local law firm in Tahlequah area. Cody’s case was assigned to one of this lawyer’s interns who just threw us to the wolves. My grandson took a plea to keep me from being out any more money.

This is when hell on earth began for Cody, and us, as he took a plea to a felony conviction of Second Degree Rape, under Oklahoma statutes (all consensual cases read second degree rape), classed by offense, not an assessment, as a tier 3 Violent, Aggravated Sex Offender for life. The plea bargain required five years felony sex offender probation supervised, and ordered Cody to undergo treatment. Cody’s sex offender treatment included group therapy with people who beat women up and raped them and one guy who forcibly raped a 6 year old boy. He had a good job but had to miss every Wednesday to go for treatment. This some times involved driving 2 or 3 hundred miles to make these meetings.

Just in the last few months, the District Attorney decided he needed to move out of the home where he spent his entire life because I had guns in the house. his Probation Officer knew this because he had seen them and they are locked up. But with a change in the Probation Officer came a whole new set of rules and Cody went to his dads house 5 miles west of Hulbert. As a Registered Sex Offender he had to report his new residence so he gave the sheriff the address on the mailbox in his Dad’s front yard. He didn't know that a guy who rented a trailer house space from his dad had put up the mail box. Cody had his mail forwarded when he moved. However, mail from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections was returned and Failure to Register charges were filed on Cody.

Now the local District Attorney is asking for Cody to serve ten years in a Oklahoma Prison! Under our laws my grandson will serve 85% of his sentence if found guilty.

If this can happen in a country I loved and fought for, why am I still living here?

My grandson is just a kid and yet is facing many years in prison while others like the Assistant D.A. involved in prosecuting this new case, was fired out of the Muskogee County DA office, and the sheriff's investigator who arrested him was picked up by the OHP for DUI/drugs, and resigned from the sheriff's department.

I was under the impression that the Gestapo went out of business in 1945, but it is alive and well in Cherokee county OK.

This Country’s sex offender laws have been patterned after a set of laws which failed, known as the Jim Crow laws. Simply take the word “negro” and insert “sex offender” and its all the same except for the part about Equal Protection.

Why are we giving up our children to a bunch of asinine people who don't care a snap about right or wrong, just a conviction record?

When you write letters to the Governor, Senators, Congressmen, Judges, district Attorney’s, and the Attorney General who never responds and ignores their Constituents,who do you turn to just to get your side of the story told? No one has listened yet, is everybody afraid? I’m to old to be afraid of anything. My wife of 45 years has suffered a stroke from stress behind this and no body gives a d---.

Please someone help us tell our story so we can educate other family’s with youngsters like my grandson Cody. Please help me save his life!

Written by,

Sam Marrs
Email: Sam.marrs@att.net


UT - SecureAlert, Inc. Sponsors "Ride for Their Lives" August 21, 2010 Through September 22, 2010

Original Article

Of course they do, it's more money in the bank for them, over exploiting the moral panic spread by the media and politicians. Doesn't surprise me one bit. Offenders are being forced from homes and jobs and most are broke, yet SecureAlert wants you to pay for the thrill of wearing their Big Brother device. It's not as "simple" as they claim it to be. When you are without a job and/or homeless, how are you going to pay for it? And why should your family have to pay for it? And if you are broke, and cannot pay for it, then it's off to jail or prison on a violation of probation. See here.

08/23/2010

SANDY - A national leader in offender intervention and tracking technologies utilized by public safety agencies throughout the United States and internationally, has joined as a sponsor of Surviving Parents Coalition's (SPC) "Ride for Their Lives", where co-organizers, Ed Smart of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ahmad Rivazfar of Rochester, New York, will ride across the United States on bicycles with other volunteer riders. The purpose of the ride is to raise public awareness and funding to assist in stopping predatory crimes against children and young adults through the passage of new legislation and the enforcement of current laws already enacted.

The SPC is a non-profit organization, described by members as "an organization that no one wants to be a member of." Members are comprised of parents whose children have been abducted, sexually assaulted, murdered, recovered or are still missing. Many of their cases have made national headlines.

The four primary legislative issues that the SPC is focusing on are: 1) DNA collection on felony arrest which would require offenders arrested for a felony to provide a DNA sample; 2) Protect our Children Act of 2008 which would provide more resources for the investigation and interdiction of child exploitation cases; 3) The Adam Walsh Act which sets minimum standards for national sex offender registration and notification, as well as provides for GPS tracking of sexual predators; 4) Not ONE More Child, which is a child safety education initiative that educates children to recognize, avoid, resist, and escape dangerous situations.

"SecureAlert is privileged to be the exclusive electronic monitoring sponsor of the Ride for Their Lives event and to be able to support the Surviving Parents Coalition in a continued effort to bring much needed attention to this cause on behalf of the safety of all children across America," said John L. Hastings III, President and Chief Operating Officer of SecureAlert, Inc. "SecureAlert will continue to support Ed Smart's and the SPC's ongoing efforts to create awareness of these issues and to advocate for necessary legislation, which provide for greater public safety, as it relates to the re-entry of sexual offenders back into society," added Mr. Hastings. He concluded that "legislation, education, registration, DNA collection and intervention monitoring all together provide a robust portfolio of tools and technologies necessary to aid in the reduction of sexual predatory crimes throughout the United States."

Real-time and intervention-driven GPS Offender Tracking technology, such as that provided by SecureAlert, is one such tool specifically supported by legislation. At least 39 states have enacted GPS or electronic monitoring provisions specific to sex offenders. However, even in states where legislation exists, oftentimes the GPS monitoring implementation is not the right type and falls short, or the agencies involved do not have sufficient resources to properly monitor offenders, as required. In some cases, sexual offenders are placed on "passive" monitoring, whereby infractions such as entering exclusion zones, including parks or school grounds, are not reported until long after they have been violated, and potentially after another crime has already been committed. In other cases, the infraction information gets to officers in a timelier manner, but due to budget cuts and other constraints, the assigned officers are backlogged with multiple priorities and large caseloads, preventing them from responding as efficiently as they would like to respond. In contrast, SecureAlert's TrackerPAL II(e) technology, enables SecureAlert's Intervention Monitoring Specialists to augment officers' efforts and to act as the first line of response when monitoring compliance violation alarms occur. This occurs on a real-time basis, increasing the chance of stopping an offender and changing the outcome of a situation, while they are in the act of violating, either intercepting them with law enforcement or altering their behavior by dissuading them from progressing prior to crime escalation.
- This is just smoke and mirrors.  GPS will not prevent a person from harming another, if that is their intention.  They will possibly cut off the bracelet and vanish, or worse. It's all about money, period!

To demonstrate how real-time GPS Offender Tracking is a viable and critical tool in enforcing current or pending legislation, Ed Smart will be wearing the TrackerPAL II(e) Offender Tracking Device (OTD) throughout the ride so that supporters may view how GPS Offender Tracking can track the 24/7 whereabouts of offenders. Ed Smart's progress through the ride may be found at the following Facebook(TM) link: http://apps.facebook.com/securealert/. For more information regarding Ride for Their Lives cross-country bike ride, please visit: http://www.ridefortheirlives.com For more information and/or to support the Surviving Parents Coalition, please visit: www.spcoalition.org

About SecureAlert

SecureAlert (website at www.securealert.com) is a leading edge, patented monitoring, case management and advanced communications Technology Company with a portfolio of services widely utilized by law enforcement agencies, judicial districts and county jurisdictions across the United States, and growing globally. Through its SecureAlert Monitoring, Inc. subsidiary, SecureAlert observes and tracks offenders wherever they may be -- in their car, home or office. SecureAlert offers the only single-piece device which incorporates GPS tracking technology, 90 decibel alarm along with a 3-way voice, text and data communications, all of which interacts with real time intervention monitoring services, which is unrivaled in the industry. The SecureAlert programs allow probationers and paroled offenders to re-enter society by holding them accountable 24 hours a day, every day, supporting rehabilitation initiatives and providing for enhanced public safety, while reducing the overall burdens and costs carried by the criminal justice and corrections systems.

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