Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Beware of sites who use fear to get your cash or email address!

We are not going to name the site, but I'm sure they know who they are. This is nothing but lies, disinformation and fear mongering to either get quick and easy money by exploiting people's fear, or by setting up an email spamming list. Why pay for a service when it's free elsewhere?

And the recidivism rate is nowhere near the amount shown, and you can see the TRUE facts below!



I'm Shana and I love a sex offender


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Are sex offenders next?

NOTE: Just trying to make a point about the insanity of the laws and the demonization of ex-offenders. I know it's nowhere near this bad, yet!


TX - Police Officer (Robert McChester Jr.) Accused of Coercing a Teen for Sex

Robert McChester Jr.
Original Article

04/10/2012

CORPUS CHRISTI - Federal prosecutors say Corpus Christi police officer Robert McChester Jr., 25, has been arrested on charges he used the internet to coerce and entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

The alleged incidents occurred between May 2011 and April 2012. Prosecutors say McChester knew the child was only 15 years old.

McChester was arrested today as investigators followed up on the outcry made by the teenager.

He's being held in the LCS detention center in Robstown and is expected to go before a federal judge tomorrow.

This evening police say McChester is on administrative leave, but admit they've already started the process to fire him.


MA - Officials weigh safety of public against offenders' rights (POLL)

Original Article

Visit the link above and take the poll.

04/11/2012

By Maria Papadopoulos and Justin Graeber

MIDDLEBORO - A man in Middleboro often gives away toys by leaving them on his front lawn, near the mailbox.

Every time he does, residents flood the Middleboro Police Department with phone calls – that’s because the man is a registered sex offender.

But Middleboro Police Chief Bruce Gates has the same response for the callers – there is nothing he can do, because the man has committed no crime.

That’s not an arrestable offense,” he said of the toys. “Is it ethically or morally proper? Absolutely not.”

Gate’s dilemma raises two questions: Does having the registry make the public safer or does it unfairly target sex offenders? Local law enforcement officials say the law – which requires sex offenders to register with the local police department – does protect people, but some residents are more ambivalent, and a defense lawyer said the rules can punish people who’ve already paid their debt to society.

If someone does not register according to the statute, we’re very proactive in arresting them immediately,” Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes said Thursday. “We work very quickly to track people down.”

Brockton displays photos of all Level 3 sex offenders – those deemed most likely to offend again – on the wall of the station’s lobby, “so people can protect themselves and protect their children,” Gomes said.

To learn about other offenders – those classified as Level 1 or 2 – residents must ask.

Other departments, such as Raynham, also have the photos posted, but many departments don’t display the photos, instead providing the information when asked, or referring people to the state sex offender registry website.

We want the residents to know who these people are,” Gomes said.

Brockton, with 63 Level 3 offenders alone, has one detective assigned solely to tracking sex offenders in the city, police Lt. Paul Bonanca said.

Knowledge is power. We feel as though the information being disseminated is certainly a public advantage,” Bonanca said.

But defense attorney Joseph Krowski Jr. said the sex offender registry is not fair to the people it lists, who have either already served their sentence or have been placed on probation.

An aspect of that is rehabilitation and reintegrating (the offenders) into society,” Krowski said. “The registry program runs counter to that (goal) as presently constructed.”

Krowski said there is a “huge” problem with homeless offenders not being able to register.

Krowski also does not believe the registry makes people safer. Studies have shown that most sexual crimes committed to children are done by a family or household member or someone known to the family, he said, and “in that regard, the sexual offender registry has little or no impact.”

Some local residents welcome the information and wish it were easier to access.

Jay Tocci, shopping at the Target in Easton, said she wished the information was better publicized.

It would make me feel better if it was more public and more open,” she said. “But it’s good to have the info there.”

Kristen Dunmead, of Easton, said she had looked up the registry years ago, before her kids were born.

It does make me feel safer,” she said, but added that she recently bought a house in Easton, but hadn’t checked the neighborhood before doing so on the registry.

Many police departments keep track of their community’s offenders. In many suburban police departments, a sergeant is assigned to do so.

They have to come in annually and be fingerprinted and have photos taken,” said Middleboro’s Chief Gates. His town has 31 Level 2 offenders and eight Level 3 offenders.

Gates believes the registry’s existence helps keep the public safer.

I think it does help,” he said. “It’s a lot better than the public not knowing anything. And I think they ought to know.”
- So if it "protects" people, then why not do the same for all other criminals, who are more likely to re-offend, like murderers, gang members, drug dealers/users, DUI offenders, thieves, etc?

Raynham police records keeper Jeff Finch says Raynham is luckier than some towns because, of the 16 registered sex offenders in town, all but one are homeowners. The Level 3 offenders’ photos are posted at the station.

We’re fortunate that we have none at our apartment complexes,” Finch said.

But Finch said it is rare that residents inquire about the lists.

How the Sex Offender Registry Board works
  • The state’s Sex Offender Registry has been operational since October 1996. The Sex Offender Registry Board is responsible for maintaining a computerized database of convicted sex offenders and, after a hearing, classifying the dangerousness of each offender. The aim is to provide the public with information about dangerous sex offenders who live or work in each community. The Sex Offender Registry Board says its goal is to educate the public and to prevent further victimization.
  • The Sex Offender Registry Board classifies people convicted of any one of more than 25 sex crimes. Level 3’s are considered the most dangerous and at high risk to re-offend. Level 2’s are at moderate risk, and Level 1’s are at low risk.
  • Pictures and personal information about Level 3’s are available on the board’s website, searchable by name and community. Information on Level 2’s in a community can be obtained through the local police department (you have to go and ask), while Level 1 data is not released to the public.
  • The system the board uses to determine the dangerousness of an individual is based primarily on 24 factors that have been approved by the state Supreme Judicial Court. The factors include evidence of substance abuse, response to treatment, the victim impact statement, the age of the offender when the offense occurred, the relationship between the offender and the victim, and whether the victim was a child. Age of the offender at the time of classification is not listed in those factors, but board officials say they consider it. Sexual offenders over the age of 60 are generally considered less likely to commit similar crimes again than younger offenders.
  • The Sex Offender Registry Board consists of seven people appointed by the governor for terms of six years, with the exception of the chairman. Board members “shall devote their full time during business hours to their official duties.” State law says the board must include “one person with experience and knowledge in the field of criminal justice who shall act as chairman; at least two licensed psychologists or psychiatrists with special expertise in the assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and who have knowledge of the forensic mental health system; at least one licensed psychologist or psychiatrist with special expertise in the assessment and evaluation of sex offenders, including juvenile sex offenders, and who has knowledge of the forensic mental health system; at least two persons who have at least five years of training and experience in probation, parole or corrections; and at least one person who has expertise or experience with victims of sexual abuse. Members shall be compensated at a reasonable rate subject to approval of the secretary of administration and finance. The chairman of the Sex Offender Registry Board is the chief executive in charge of the operation of the registry and can be removed by the governor at any time.”

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DE - Dover increases restrictions on sex offenders despite objections of ACLU

Original Article

04/10/2012

By Antonio Prado

DOVER - Dover City Council approved an ordinance that would forbid Tier II and Tier III sex offenders from living or working within 500 feet of licensed day cares and from participating in activities related to children.

Tier III and Tier II are the most serious classifications, respectively, under federal law.

City Council approved the measure shortly after 10 p.m. Monday despite opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware. The vote was 6-1, with one abstention. There were also at least three opponents of the ordinance in the audience who waited for the last agenda item of a nearly three-hour meeting.

Councilman Sean Lynn drafted the ordinance in response to concerns raised by his constituents in the Third District, specifically at homeowners association meetings and neighborhood watch meetings.

Delaware state law states that Tier II and Tier III sex offenders cannot live within 500 feet of a school, leaving the law open to a ridiculous interpretation, Lynn said.

A strict application of that law would lead to an absurd result where day care centers are concerned,” he said. “As the ACLU acknowledged, the current state law prohibits sex offenders from residing within 500 feet of a school. However, commercial day care centers do not squarely fall within the definition of ‘school’ as set forth in the Delaware Code.”

Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing Vice Chairman Herb Konowitz and Dover resident Heather Smith-Chandler expressed their opposition to the ordinance during public comment. Dover resident Lori Alberts, who spoke against the ordinance during its first reading March 12, also watched City Council’s vote intently.

I believe that the state law prohibiting sex offenders from living and/or working within 500 feet of a school is restrictive enough to control the lives of these sex offenders,” Konowitz said. “The ordinance is not needed.”

Federal statistics show that only 7 percent of sex offenders victimize someone that they do not know,” he said. “In our case studies and my direct interviews with the men at the shelter, we have found those statistics locally to be true.”

Building upon Konowitz’s comments, Smith-Chandler said there are hundreds of articles and academic journals that cite the lack of evidence that would be provided by the ordinance’s restrictions. If anything, the restrictions would inhibit offenders’ attempts to reintegrate back into society, she said.

These restrictions cause isolation, remove individuals from the urban areas where they can access transportation, jobs, housing and things like that,” Chandler-Smith said.

In the ACLU of Delaware’s March 22 letter to City Council, Executive Director Kathleen MacRae and Legal Director Richard H. Morse said the proposed sex-offender ordinance, if enacted, would actually put children at greater risk.

Such laws also drive offenders into the shadows and away from supervision by law enforcement, one of the most effective tools against recidivism,” MacRae said in a press release.

Lynn applauded opponents for expressing their opinions, but he stuck to his guns on Monday night.

We need to err on the side of caution and the side of caution is protecting our kids.”

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