Tuesday, June 20, 2017

KPCC: California bill would relax supervision of sex offenders

Mod: Remember the "crusading civil rights attorney" Janice Belluci and her organization, California Reform Sex Offender Laws? Now rebranded and known by the name "Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws" (link), they have certainly been quite busy. If you could go to their now defunct old website you'd stumble across an article identifying Sierra Madre as one of the cities Dear Janice beat like a drum in court over its sex offender ordinance. Here is that article.


Mod: Janice Bellucci has sued a lot of cities over the years, and has won in court every chance she got. But apparently opening cities up one lawsuit at a time for the residential convenience of registered sex offenders is not really enough for her. Now she is working through the state legislature to bring the entire State of California to heel. Here is how KPCC tells it.

California bill would relax supervision of sex offenders (KPCC link): State lawmakers, with support from many in law enforcement, are considering an historic rollback of California's lifetime registration requirement for sex offenders.

The state's sex offender registry is the largest in the country, with more than 100,000 names, according to Janice Bellucci, executive director of the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offender Laws. She estimates that 90 percent of the people on the registry are lower level offenders who pose no threat to society.

The Alliance backs SB 421, which would create different requirements for how long sex offenders must register, based on the severity of their crime.

California is one of just four states that continue to require lifetime registration for all sex offenders.

The legislation would create a three-tier system for sex offenders.

Under tier one, the least serious offenses, people convicted of a range of crimes including indecent exposure and possession of child pornography with intent to distribute would be eligible for removal from the registry after ten years.

Under tier two, people convicted of crimes such as rape or lewd conduct with a child under 14 would be eligible for removal after 20 years.

Anyone convicted of repeat child molestation, repeat rapes and others of the most serious offenses would still be required to register with police for the rest of their lives.

Another change would allow people who have been on the list for more than 30 years to be removed. California created the registry 70 years ago, and in the early days required gay men to register.

Some victim’s rights groups oppose the measure.

"The sad part is that we keep talking about the human face of offenders," Mika Moulton told KPCC’s Airtalk. Moulton operates Christopher’s Clubhouse, a non-profit organization that teaches families and kids about safety in the Coachella Valley.

"What about the face of victims," asks Moulton, whose 10-year-old son was kidnapped and murdered in 1995. She supports changes to the registry but believes people should be required to stay on it longer than proposed.

Governor Brown has yet to say whether he would sign the bill.

The Alliance  for Constitutional Sex Offender Laws held its national conference in Los Angeles over the weekend, and in a sign of the stigma surrounding the issue, the gathering, attended by sex offenders and their supporters, was closed to the media and other outsiders.

Mod: SB 421 was passed by the State Senate, so you might want to write Jerry Brown and tell him you are not happy. Anthony Portantino abstained. Oh, and you know who was one of the sponsors of this bill? Scott Wiener, the same State Senator who has been fighting so hard to bring back a revitalized and more potent RHNA. What a blessing he has been for this state! Well, OK. Maybe not.

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41 comments:

  1. One effective way of dealing with child sex offender registration would be to never let them out of jail. Problem solved.

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    1. Here in Sierra Madre we allow our sex criminals free access all around the town.

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  2. Jails overcrowded.
    Make them walk around with Scarlett Letter
    Poster in yard: I am a child sex offender Enter with caution.

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  3. Gotta love those progressives!

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  4. Moderator, there you go again, blessing the Democrats!
    Why bother writing in, all of know how the California legislatures votes.
    Why was the conference closed to media, wasn't that discriminatory? The conference was held in a public building.
    Portintino and Wiener belong to the platinum parachute political group; the $tronge$t wind carrie$ there vote.

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    1. Sen. Joel Anderson [R] is one of SB 421's sponsors. Whoops!

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    2. 4 Republican State Senators voted for this, 9 voted no.
      https://legiscan.com/CA/rollcall/SB421/id/655759

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    3. Every day you post meaningless drivel.

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    4. 8:08 is consistently clueless.

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  5. It seems to be a good start to reform a bad system. I think the first tier offences should be approved,with the possible exception of distribution of child pornography.As an old man with a bladder problem I find I must relieve myself at the least opportune times whilst traveling.Hate to be a RSO for discretely peeing in the desert

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    1. Belluci says the problem with the child porn is that the children are distributing it. So a kid takes a picture, sends it to friends, and that gets put into the child porn distribution category.

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  6. Nice try. Dems are represented in the Legislature 2 to 1.
    Only at the Santa Anita Race track would you place that bet; where would you place your money?
    California is a crap shoot, the house always wins.

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    1. Here are the names of the Republican that voted for this bill.
      Sen. Joel Anderson [R]
      Sen. John Moorlach [R]
      Sen. Andy Vidak [R]
      Sen. Scott Wilk [R]

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    2. And the list of Dems please?

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    3. There is a link provided above. Quit being such a lazy ass.

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      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/polltracker/trump-approval-down-among-republicans

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    5. Who Cares....

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    6. Fewer people all the time. Even Republicans are starting to dump Trump.

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  7. Portantino is a weasel.

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  8. 8:23am. Wanna bet those Gus are up for re election and they represent in a Democratic heavily populated area?

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    1. I think you meant 9:23.

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    2. Anderson is from San Diego, which has been a Republican stronghold for quite some time. Moorlach is from Orange County. Vidak is from the Fresno/Kern County area, always Republican. Wilk is from the Antelope Valley, also a Republican area.

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  9. I have thought that Belluci was dismissive about the impacts of what her clients have done, and been very opposed to her suggestions because of that.
    However, I heard the discussion on KPCC yesterday, and am willing to separate levels of crime. We do make those distinctions in other criminal behaviors. So as Belluci said, the "poor" little teen who sends out anatomical selfies - okay, maybe that person doesn't have to be registered. Or the "poor" little guy who was so happy he went streaking across campus - there again, it seems appropriate to show some mercy, along with intensive counseling.
    But child porn? Nope. Lock 'em up for a long time. Consider chemical castration.

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  10. Did KPPC discuss the rape on campus? Not sure the guy that was raped was of legal age, somehow it should have been included in the discussion.

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    1. I didn't know the Pasadena Presbyterian Church had a campus

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    2. PPPC in Pasadena,am and fm,fm and am KP PC 1967-1971 best station ever.....

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  11. Great. Now it is going to be against the law tonprotect your children from rapists and molesters.

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  12. Somehow Belluci has made child molesters seem sympathic, and their victims frivolous. Shame on our state senators.

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    1. So how many do we have here? There's Robert W. Matheson on Lilliano, and A. West on Mira Monte. Tell your neighbors.

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    2. All humans have rights, even creepy ones. This is an unsavory subject but the courts decide a criminal's fate, not people with pitchforks. If she's won every court case she must be doing something constitutionally right. As unpleasant as it may seem.

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  13. Didn't the guy Mira Monte sell his house and move out of town with his wife and daughter going with him?

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    1. Really? That would be great news. For us.
      Not so good for wherever he moved.

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  14. 1:26, we the people care because we care about the safety of our country and soldiers.

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    1. We have to prot from our soldiers from pederasts?

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  15. Matheson is not registered, remember the failure on that one? There is one more guy in town, missed his name just now.

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    1. The longstanding rumor is Matheson let certain influential people in town know that he would tell all if they tried to register him as a sex offender.

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  16. SB421: originally a new tax grab. This will, if passed; immediately remove 90,000 sex offenders from the registry. Good luck checking on child care, baby sitters, tutors for your kids.
    Call your representatives and voice your concerns.

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    1. It is the ultimate perversion of the concept of civil rights.

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