Sunday, February 22, 2015

CA - Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?

Bloody Murder
Original Article

02/18/2015

By Seth Ferranti

In prison, there is no creature lower than a sex offender. Even snitches get a pass before these guys. SOs, chomos, pedophiles—the nicknames all mean the same thing, and they help average convicts differentiate themselves from those they like to believe are the real monsters.
- The nicknames do NOT all mean the same thing!

A recent report from the Associated Press suggests inmates in the California state prison system are getting killed at twice the national average, with sex offenders disproportionately likely to meet their demise inside—which is awful, but not too surprising given how much hatred is directed at those inmates. But why would one state stand out so much from the rest?

"That's the culture in California prison," Kilo, a Blood doing life in California under the three strikes law, tells me. "It's taboo and pretty much all the races make an issue out of it, as far as dealing with child molesters and stuff like that. But the Hispanics and the whites—they really make a big issue out of it, as far as stabbing them and getting them out of the prison population."


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FL - No Sex Offender Label for Convicted 'Officer of the Year' (Jonathan Bleiweiss) in Florida

Jonathan Bleiweiss
Jonathan Bleiweiss
Original Article

02/18/2015

A former Florida cop who forced undocumented immigrants to have sex with him will not be required to register with the state as a sex offender, thanks to a plea deal that one attorney called “shocking and shameful to the whole county.”

Months after he was named “Officer of the Year” in 2008, former Broward Sheriff's deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss was charged with multiple sex crimes. About 20 male undocumented immigrants accused Bleiweiss of sexually assaulting them.

The men alleged that Bleiweiss molested them during pat-downs and threatened them with deportation if they refused to perform sex acts.

Last week, Bleiweiss and prosecutors reached a bafflingly lenient plea agreement that would bring a conclusion to all seven of the cases pending against him.

So the former deputy pleaded guilty to multiple counts of battery, stalking and false imprisonment. He will serve five years in prison, but will not be classified as a sex offender.

Before he was ever suspected of committing any crimes, the openly gay Bleiweiss told a local newspaper that early in his career, one of his supervisors taunted him by calling him "sex offender."

Now, with that label never having been more appropriate, Bleiwiss will not have to wear it.


KY - Two Kids Have Sex, The Boy Goes to Jail and Becomes a Sex Offender While the Girl Goes Free

Child in agony
Original Article

02/16/2015

FRANKFORT - An eighth grade boy and his seventh grade girlfriend engaged in voluntary sex at her house in Kentucky. After it was discovered, the boy was arrested and prosecuted. The girl walked free.

State Assistant Attorney General Gregory Fuchs said the boy initiated acts that were “within the parameters of the crime.” The boy pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for having sex with his girlfriend, as well as exchanging nude photos with her. He will be required to register as a sex offender.

The attorney for the boy, John Wampler, argued that voluntary sex between children should not be prosecuted as criminal. The boy was apparently too young to consent to sex, with the minimum age of consent in Kentucky set at 16, but he was prosecuted anyway.


WA - Bothell detective (Dione Thompson) charged with sexual misconduct with minor

Dione Thompson
Dione Thompson
Original Article

02/04/2015

By Natalie Swaby

A Bothell police detective faces charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

The Bothell Police Department confirms that recently Det. Dione Thompson was responsible for keeping the public informed of sex offender notifications. Before that she was assigned to the Bothell High School campus as a school resource officer.

During her time there, in 2010, a female student, age 17, says she was befriended by Thompson. They began to message each other on Facebook and eventually engaged in a sexual relationship with one of their encounters happening in a marked police car in a library parking lot, according to court documents.

The documents also said the student, who was dealing with turmoil in her personal life, even moved in with Thompson for a period of time.



CA - Peaceful Protest to be held in the City of Carson on March 7

Protest Image
Original Article

02/17/2015

California RSOL will lead a peaceful protest in the City of Carson on Saturday, March 7, in order to highlight the harm done by the city’s sex offender ordinance. That ordinance bans registered citizens from being present in or within 300 feet of public places including the library, parks and swimming pools as well as private places including fast food restaurants that have a children’s playground.

The peaceful protest will begin at Carson City Hall at 10 a.m. near the water fountain. Registered citizens, family members, and all who support them are invited to join the event. Refreshments will be served.

This is a unique opportunity for registered citizens and those who support them to show up, stand up and speak up,” stated California RSOL vice president Chance Oberstein.

The event will include a march to John D. Calas Sr. Park near the intersection of 223rd and Cluff Streets. The current city law prohibits registered citizens from visiting this park, however, family members and supporters are welcome there. Registered citizens will be served lunch at a distance outside the 300-foot limit.

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