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New Legislation Targets Sex Offenders

"Most registered sex offenders will re-offend, which means we have to take a proactive approach when dealing with the worst of the worst."

An Inland Empire lawmaker today introduced a bill that would require convicted sex offenders to have a state-issued identification card or driver's license in their possession at all times.

"Requiring the most dangerous sex offenders to carry a form of identification is the most effective way for law enforcement to determine a suspect's registration status," said Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Beaumont. "Most registered sex offenders will re-offend, which means we have to take a proactive approach when dealing with the worst of the worst."

Assembly Bill 1695 targets offenders whose convictions stemmed from a violent sexual attack or the sexual assault of a child.

Under California Penal Code section 290, anyone convicted of a sexual offense in California must register their address with law enforcement and notify authorities whenever they relocate.

"This bill says they also have to have a state ID on them," John Sobel, the assemblyman's chief of staff, told City News Service. "That way, when law enforcement officials are searching for someone, and they happen to stop someone covered under this bill, that person will have an ID, and it will be easy to identify him or her."

In the 2011 legislative session, Cook introduced AB 885, which would have required sex offenders to possess an ID or driver's license with a scannable strip onto which their registration status would have been encoded, permitting authorities to immediately determine their identity.

Cook reasoned that such a device would enhance law enforcement officials' ability to locate suspects during a search for a missing child or determine whether convicted sex offenders were violating their parole.

The bill was voted down in the Assembly Committee on Transportation, where a majority of lawmakers said the program would be too expensive, according to Sobel.

AB 1695 is slated to be heard by the same committee in the next few weeks.

Rudy101 March 15, 2012 at 03:44 PM
And you are right, Valerie, we are not animals. And what distinguishes us from the animals? It is reason. The ability to take in all information about most anything and come to a conclusion that does not put people at risk. You don't care about those on a registry. That is per-se unreasonable. It is unreasonable because you can't disregard the safety or human needs of anyone without putting people at risk. Which is exactly the opposite of the intentions of your laws.
Rudy101 March 15, 2012 at 06:33 PM
And that is where you lose, Valerie. You are afraid of a court hearing because you are afraid that your preconceived notions of dangerous are WRONG. And if that ever comes out, it puts your laws in serious risk. You assume a dangerousness. You get to define that dangerousness. It gives you carte blanch to systematically strip any and all civil rights from almost anyone you want. You assumed YOU are not dangerous also. I could make many cogent arguments otherwise. In other words, legislatively determined dangerousness puts EVERYONE at risk. See, I am not dangerous. I have shown that. Because you don't want to listen, others do. That makes you a despot and non-credible in your assessments. All you can do is point to groups. I can point to ME. See how being an INDIVIDUAL before the law weakens your arguments? As long as you keep up the charade that everyone YOU and a LEGISLATURE believes are dangerous, you think you have it all covered. ..And you don't. That's why you are beat!
Valerie Parkhurst March 15, 2012 at 11:07 PM
ahh Uncle Fester a guy after my own heart. I also was arrested for "defending myself" against a career criminal ..I could go on for days about it, but its a pretty easy read if you google it "depending when and what newpaper wrote it of course" ..I also had to hire the best, brightest and the most expensive in the game. Of course at the end of the day its a wake up call for having to fight the "system" who we pay to wear the white hats on one hand and the sleeze bags who roam our streets on the other..an introduction to an arena I wouldnt recommend but there isnt anything I would change in my actions that day ..the other parties cant say that..I can say though Justice and fairness and reason did prevail in my case.."so far" the charges were dropped and a sincere apology by the very people who could have turned my word upside down was forthcoming..
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 12:19 AM
The stuff you write, doesn't even make sense. Unless of coarse the charges are dropped, contingent upon you not getting into trouble again. So you never got an apology, because it is forthcoming? I wish I could make heads or tails of your writing. Your charges were a for a first timer. It is standard that mostly they don't go after, first timers. You know, in the land of the free, heck, about a third of the population has been arrested for one thing or another. Over half the Black population has a criminal record. You are no different than the rest. You minimize your actions and maximize your side of the story. See how little different you are than the rest of the felon population???
Valerie Parkhurst March 16, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Rudy there is an old saying: "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." Or my personal favorite: Unless your the lead dog? The View Never Changes.. Unless you paid the attorney fees and was indeed there and I just didnt notice you, dont make a feeble attempt to draw a conclusion and pass it off as fact as you so often do in these matters..Your not the Lead Dog..I have read many of your post and rather than interact with other posters you have this uncanny ability to annoy people. ..In fact this is the most interaction I have had with you in years, due to the fact your just remind me of a fly buzzing around that most people just want to swat..In a prior post you said you werent dangerous, well duh your too stupid to be dangerous thats why you .spend endless days spinning your exoposto BS-o crap that no one really cares about... I'll bet the cops have a great time when you report in ...shake their head and say DF under their breath..now if you dont mind..I'll end this due to the fact I knew it was a waste of time before engaging in any tit for tat with you..Your mom must be proud..
Popeye March 16, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Rudy the child molester needs to register....it's the law.
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Well, we have made progress. You even state I am not dangerous. But I know you are full of crap. I stay away from the registry specifically because of people like you. I am lucky though. See, it is not rational to have YOU have access to a registry while they give you the name, address, picture, work place and a map to a door of people you feel are less than human. I haven't reported in in years! Every time I did, I lost everything. It is not rational to report in and allow the police to give information to every mental case in the community. That which you ignore, is what is going to take down the registry as you know it. DUH! Why do you attack people in such personal ways anyway? You have attacked Shana Rowan in such a vicious unwarranted way. You really believe a person on the registry must be hated and isolated so completely. You really believe that makes the community safer. You have no class, Valerie. You sound absolutely Godless. If you could stay away from getting so personal and stick with the issues you MIGHT be able to make a point. And popeye thinks he has brains..
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 01:18 AM
NO, popeye, it is NOT the law. Can you prove it is the law? I didn't think so...
Popeye March 16, 2012 at 01:29 AM
http://meganslaw.ca.gov/homepage.htm Rudy, You need to register so I can go to your house and give you a beat down. That's the American way....
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 01:31 AM
See popeye..the law is the law only IF you can force me to follow it.. Think you can??? And don't think your threats are taken lightly..STUPID.
Popeye March 16, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Rudy you hurt a child and you cry for rights. You do not have rights....You need to register....the FBI is watching you....
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Do ya think? Or are you just guessing???
determined fiend March 16, 2012 at 01:59 AM
good idea to stop wasting your time, Val. rudy was on a forum once that was for the purpose of helping offenders prevent themselves and others from re-offending, and all he did was spew this same shit. and this was years ago. he might as well be a bot.
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 02:06 AM
I don't remember that one. Do you think that the registry prevents offenders from re-offending? I don't think it does. If that is the case, what is the real purpose of the registry? Is it so the public knows where to take out their frustrations on? Is it so that certain members of the public can make their own justice? I am all for helping offenders prevent themselves from re-offending. The best way to do that is to ensure that those offenders have stable housing, stable jobs and stable relationships. Do you think so, Ms. Fiend?
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Oh, and at least I am consistent. People may misunderstand my position if I lack consistency.
UNCLE FESTER March 16, 2012 at 07:41 AM
im consistent !! kill them !! i didnt stutter, or slur my words--did i ? i know some family members involved in there crime would be missed but, my daughter is more important to me then to let her "uncle" out to do it again .. ( if that was the case ) love does stupid things to all people. in thee instanses, its over rides the wrong doing with the thought "oh my ! he would never do that again... i know he can be taught not to.. im just sure of it! please judge, dont send him away for 5 years, we'll miss him" ohhhhhh please !!! blinded by love and stupidity.... i bet the kid who hears this crap would love to strangle the parents.. and they should ! if my brother molested my daughter, i would kill him.. DEAD... the end... no special "id" required... no court b/s no worrying for my daughter that he'll be home soon.... nada... zip... zero... dead..... why is this so hard for people to understand ? IF i knew you and your daughter, and i saw someone molesting her, i would kill the person too... right is right , wrong is wrong.. his wrong justifies my right.. all day, everyday, and thats that... i dont think theres a cop alive that would tell you different but, because of the "rights" due to these idiots, their hands are tied.. (most of the time anyway) ask one.. if they had their way, those who they KNOW DID THIS CRAP--WITHOUT QUESTION, would be shot on site. and thats how it should be... and how it used to be....
Valerie Parkhurst March 16, 2012 at 09:36 AM
Its obvious by the number of repeat offender headlines, stable housing and loving relationships dont really carry any weight when a freak decides to offend. The pure number of "child porn" bust in the last six months by existing sex offenders is mind blowing. The headlines indicate these guys werent "victims" of societal outcasting, they all had jobs and from most articles quotes from neighbors indicated they werent even aware they were RSO's. Hell, one still had his law license and jumped off his 11 story office building yesterday (when caught again) ..From where I sit? If society treated offenders like "gold" spent tons of money, jumped thru treatment hoops and gave them rent money every month the "compulsion" to stick their hand in the fire is too overwhelming and they are just too stupid to stop.Think about it, a guy has been "run thru the system once" and presumes to think he can get away with it again? Offenders in my opinion are very high maintence and will use any excuse to re-offend, they are depressed, they are under stress, they are stigmatized all reasons to unzip their pants "again".. put a bounty on them and be done with it.
Valerie Parkhurst March 16, 2012 at 10:48 AM
umm I am trying to determine something here..Paul Shannon is a member of "American Friends Service Committee" and a Member of RSOL correct? If one googles Paul Shannon, it takes you to a website called "Important New Activism Effort "with the below statement" Some of you have probably heard of the "Call to Safeguard our Children and our Liberties," a 1999 effort in Boston to fight against the demonization of sex offenders and the curtailment of civil liberties for people accused of sex crimes. The original group included some important peace activists, journalists, and academics. Some of those people are now reviving that effort, and they are trying to go national this time. They include some important people, like Jerome Miller who founded the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Jeffrey St. Clair who publishes CounterPunch, and {Paul Shannon,} a peace activist and educator who works with the American Friends Service Committee (a Quaker peace and justice organization). See their website at http://www.reformsexoffenderlaws.org/
Valerie Parkhurst March 16, 2012 at 10:56 AM
sorry that link is:http://www.boychat.org/messages/1084277.htm then when following that link :when you scroll to bottom of page it list these links: The Boychat Digest...when you click on that link..it takes you to a page that says lets you click "free Spirits" that and I quote says : Why does BoyChat exist? Isn't it really about encouraging abuse? "BoyChat" is a forum in which boylovers can explore issues related to their sexuality and provide mutual support and companionship - so my question is?? How is a person expected NOT to make the correlation between RSOL and what is commonly known as Nambla.. a little enlightenment would be appreciated here..
Secrets of Safety March 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Are you sure you are in the right forum? Who is Paul Shannon and what does it have to do with this forum?
determined fiend March 16, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Vali, here is the history: http://evil-unveiled.com/Reform_Sex_Offender_Laws_Campaign#History
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM
You make conclusions through headlines, Valerie? Anyone says something is obvious, everyone should look out, because it isn't so obvious. I can't understand how you can even drive a car, Valerie. Did you read the headlines? Over a dozen people died in car crashes yesterday! Valerie, your opinion carries no weight when applied to an individual. See, you get to HEAR the whole story BEFORE you get to make a judgement. But when you claim that a bounty should be put on them AND they give you access to a registry, you have gone beyond reasonable. You think it is funny, or witty, or your right to speak such language? Or maybe you are just kidding and all mouth? You advocate violence. That is all you have. The largest reason why the registry will disappear as it is now.
Valerie Parkhurst March 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Thank you ..I knew I had read this before but today is a bright new day and I wanted to get my connections in order..never know who ya may have to forward it too..haha..thanks again..
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I have NO doubt that some people use the cover of reforming laws in order to hide their true intentions. But that is why I advocate for a court hearing. Anyone who claims to have all the answers are FOOLS and will ultimately fail.
Valerie Parkhurst March 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM
anyone have a fly swatter around here???
Rudy101 March 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Nope! I get to speak and nothing you can do about it!
UNCLE FESTER March 16, 2012 at 04:50 PM
ok.. this is just getting stupid. over and over with same old crap...i would like a cheese burger and some fries please...
Tennis fan 038 November 29, 2012 at 03:28 PM
By the laws that have been passed families are restricted on how to help, and protect the communities. Families would like to help but because of Megans Law/Jessica's Law their hands are tied and the offenders have no support, and con-sequently go out and commit another crime. They become homeless, live out in the communities as vagrants (not good). If a family wants to give their family member a place to live, and the family member is being monitored by family then the community should be more in tuned. Sometimes our laws make matters worse. Tennis fan038
Valerie Parkhurst December 05, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Try reading the preceding post Tennis fan, "offenders offend if its a cloudy day" lack of support, more restrictive laws and all the weasel clauses in the world doesnt make one iota of difference..any reason to unzip their pants? Is reason enough ..catch up.
JFH May 10, 2013 at 01:52 PM
There is nothing more frightening than ignorance with cause.

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