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Because adults who sexually abuse children are repeat offenders, it makes sense not to allow them to be in close contact with children. Common sense tells us to keep these adults away from kids and out of our neighborhoods.
We must know where the sexual offenders are. They must be registered and followed closely. My heart goes out to the men and women who are sexually attracted to children.They must be protected from child pedophiles.
A loophole in the law allows for Registered Sex Offenders to volunteer in your child's class if he/she has a child enrolled in the classroom without you or staff from ever knowing and in another loophole a Registered Sex Offender's backyard can line up to a schools playground leaving your child at undue risk.
Registered Sex Offenders are not monitored tightly, fight to require stricter laws. Sign this petition to make a Safer Community Against Registered SexOffenders (SCARS) and prevent a lifetime of scars.
Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to allow an individual to file a petition for expungement of a record of conviction for a nonviolent criminal offense if such individual has:
(1) never been convicted of a violent offense and has never been convicted of a nonviolent offense other than the one for which expungement is sought;
(2) fulfilled all requirements of the sentence of the court in which conviction was obtained;
(3) remained free from dependency on or abuse of alcohol or a controlled substance for a minimum of one year and has been rehabilitated, to the court's satisfaction, if so required by the terms of supervised release;
(4) obtained a high school diploma or completed a high school equivalency program; and
(5) completed at least one year of community service.
Authorizes an individual convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor to file an expungement petition. Directs the court, in ruling on such petition, after determining petitioner eligibility, to weigh the petitioner's interests against the best interests of justice and public safety.
Authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to maintain a nonpublic manual or computerized index of expunged records, to be made available only to federal and state law enforcement personnel who have custody of such records for limited disclosure purposes.
Requires the restoration of expunged records of individuals subsequently convicted of any federal or state offense.
Please send a copy of this on your letter head if available to your local Senator and Congressman and delete this sentence. 1/2
A blind spot exists in law enforcements ability to protect our school children / grandchildren from registered sex offenders, whose void is about to get much bigger unless confronted, assigned our symbiotic mandates and a federal oversight program and support is passed into law.
-->Its access is very regulated and information obtained may only be used during investigation of crimes where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that they are of a sexual nature.
-->THIS means the registry cannot be used if they have not committed the crime. Exmp.) A man tries to persuade a young girl to his car. **Using the girl's description of the man and location of the incident, police cannot access the registry to match potential previous offenders that exist in that area, or match the physical description.**
-->THIS means the crime has to be committed FIRST, which does nothing to PREVENT sexual assaults
-->Canada has dangerous offender legislation, which allows for indefinite jail terms
-->Finally, there is no harmonized standards in which all provinces abide by, it is basically every province giving privilege, and reinforcing the system based on how they deem necessary.
Registered offender information is made available to the public which requires offenders to register their current address with their local law enforcement agency.
As of yet their is not a LAW which states that they also have to list their Online information.
It is an expectation of each individual to maintain and promote a safe environment for all children and for those who are unable to defend themselves.
It should be an obligation of our government to provide reasonable information that will benefit those of us who are caring for our future, those who are our children.
In achieving a safe environment it should be expected that our government make freely available a database listing convicted sex offenders and paedophiles. It should be without hesitation that such a database be available not just to a select few but to the whole of Australia and so that all socio-economic backgrounds can benefit without financial discrimination.
The implementation of the three-strike law has caused a lot of controversy and has negatively affected the quality of life of many; primarily lthose of low socio-economic backgrounds. Because of this law people convicted of non-violent crimes such as burglary, theft, and drug related offenses are serving life sentences. The already challenged families of these indivisduals are left to further suffer without their support.
In the meantime, the policies against powerful criminals and violent offenders remain unchanged. It is another abuse of the already disadvantaged in society.
As a result of this law, U.S. Corrections has grown to a 32 billion dollar industry. It costs an averageof $19,700 per year for a county jail bed and yet only 65% of second strikes and 55% of third strikes are for non-violent or less serious offenses.
I belive that every child's right is to have freedom. Now there is no freedom with men learking arould and knowbody cares about the children when these men are released from jail.
They are free to move around the world free to harm again and we need to put a stop to it.
So we the public need to know where these men are every time your child is out and that your child might never come home due to a SEX OFFENDER.
WE NEED TO STOP IT NOW.
July 14, 2006
To ask that the sentences for sex offences both of adult and children be made more severve.
The way sentences are handed out in these cases are a travesty. The inept sentences serve only to re-victimise the victim and make it easy for offenders to continue to offend.
I am asking that the sentences for first offence be no less than 5 years Australia wide and that if a convicted offender re-offends post release that there be put in place a zero tolerance no second chance law that sentences them to life with no opportunity for parole How many more times do rapists and child molesters need to some that they are unremorseful for their acts and will continue to re-offend at every opportunity.
U people in parliament have the power with in ur hands to change this it's time we screamed NO loudly and put the message across that we as a society will not tolerate sexual predators FULL STOP.
When you read this thing of poor Sofia before you just dismiss my words and do your job speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, make the sentences just not unjust.
Think of innocence (of a child) then attempt to put a value on it, then think how long these sexual predators should rot behind bars.
Please stand up and fix the problem now.
May 26, 2006
This Petition will be mailed to All Australian Members of the Senate in Parliament.
Child abuse is way out of control and it is time to turn the light on these sex offenders who have been getting away with the most Unacceptable... Who have been interfering with the rights of others, who have denied and exploited their responsibility as role-model and guardian.
We must All make ourselves accountable it is time to face this front on, together!
What's needed is Prevention and Zero tolerance!!!
What's needed is Greater public awareness through Education!
CONSIDER THIS: The word Victim should not be used. We do not want to encourage victimhood; 'Fear' This word implies one person is victorious over the other who is helpless, this word gives power away. The word predator should not be used...it promotes domninace to one side and instills fear and helplessness to the other side. Instead the abuser should be understood through description... as very sick, deeply immoral, deeply selfish, out of control, deficient in remorse therefore completely untrustworthy, sly, manipulative, unpredictable, harmful, violent... this would help avoid manipulation.
We can no longer function from fear...and we can no longer remain ignorant as ignorance is the greatest breeder of fear.
We are no longer victims when the so called predator sees we are the ones watching them...When what we say and what is done speaks the message that abusive behavior will not be tolerated the dominator will loose his power.
Many sex offenders have been framed. I want justice for them.
They should be taken off the Internet !
13. The Miki Bill
In February of 2004 one of my dearest friends' daughter, Mikiala Martinez, was kidnapped from the streets of our hometown, Great Bend, Kansas. Mikiala was then taken to rural Barton County, where these 2 men admittedly beat, shot her and hid her body. Since this heinous crime against this mother of two, James Martinez (Mikis father) and I have been attempting to pass a new Kansas Law that will help us as the public to protect ourselves against these violent offenders.
We are very fortunate to have Representatives John Edmonds and Bob Bethel guiding us through the State House. We feel only military, law enforcement and legislators alike are bestowed with the authority, the ability and have undertaken the duty to protect. Other than this we must protect ourselves.
Public notification regarding the potential risk that accompanies these such violent offenders has been highly understated. Statistics prove the majority of these violent offenders violate parole, there for they violate another innocent being. Noone can protect themselves, their homes or their loved ones from potential danger if they are unaware of its presence.
We feel we have THE RIGHT TO KNOW when such violent offenders are released in our community and we hope you agree. There are several ways you can show your support: one short phone call, email or send postal mail to your state representatives, senators, governor, local law enforcement or even email to us, email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you would like give James a call at 620-617-3421. We are grateful for any support any of you find the time to give.
God Bless Mikiala
One strike law for convicted child sex offenders in order to protect American children and their right to a safe environment.
The reason I decided to make this petition is because of family and friends that have became marked by the system. With out the proper means or opportunity to make changes in their life.
I think the system sets criminal offenders up for failure. It places criminal offenders in prison with out any direction as to where to go to improve their way of living. When they get out they end up living the same life because it is all they know.
March 22, 2005
We need more rights for children! This is a petition for a 9 year old girl known as Jessica Lunsford.
She is no longer here because of a sick man who was a sex offender and never was registered as one. We need to put a stop to a sex offender's freedom.
They do not deserve freedom! How could he of not even been registerd as one? This is not right! Everyone has a right to know who the offenders are and where they are all located so our children are aware of them too and can be more safe.
This Petition refers to Convicted Sex Offenders. Currently, these Pedophiles have to register for 10 short years from the time of their conviction. THIS IS INSANE!
Please sign this Petition & forward to as many people as possible. A little bit of insight---my son was 3-1/2 years old when I found out he was being victimized!?! So, these people MUST register for the duration of theIr life. Pedophiles CANNOT be rehabilitated and it is up to us to get ths Bill enacted in Congress! Once I receive what I hoe to be a significant petition, I am headed to Capitol Hill to fight to have this Bill passed immediately! The Petition is named "Gage's Law".
Lastly if anyone is interested in joining me in Washington, D.C. - please let me know! Thank you! Dee Dee...
MAKO is an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting/preventing victims of sexual assault.
MAKO Inc has been distributing this petition off line for over 12 months with a positive response.
This petition is put forth by the M.A.K.O. Incorporation and the undersigned citizens of Australia requesting the introduction of a Zero Tolerance legislation in the criminal sentencing of Child-Sex Offenders in any State or Territory of Australia (meaning: mandatory lengthy Jail terms for first Child-Sex conviction), and for the introduction of legislation for community notification of convicted Child-Sex offender's exact residential location in any State or Territory of Australia following conviction. (Community notified would be community where convicted Child-Sex Offender chooses to reside).
The M.A.K.O. Inc. and petitioners would like to see these requests be given urgent Attention in Parliament and introduced throughout Australia to prevent victims and to deter Child-Sex Offenders from offending re/offending.
While not altering the registration componant of Sex Offender Registration, the aim is to change the Community Notification to reflect reality, protect offenders and their families, while provding protection for society, and releaseing offender informaiton responsibly. This will be to facilitate responsible reporting, and release of information so offenders can re-integrate into society with approperiate supervision by law enforcement, treatment providers and corrections officials.
To the Members of the House of Commons: We the undersigned petition that the safety and welfare of Britain's children are given priority over the anonymity of convicted sex offenders. We ask that a US-style "Megan's law" be passed in Britian. To protect our children from these monsters.
This petition is to get Tony Blair to start acting on his words. When a 14yr old boy can commit MANSLAUGHTER and ARSON admit in a Crown Court and still walk free because while on CONDITIONAL BAIL he has reformed himself so much, also if he were put in a young offenders institute he would re-offend!!!( so what are the young offenders institutes for?). I think something needs to be done NOW. Like the saying goes ACTIONS SPEEK LOUDER THAN WORDS.
In far too many instances do Domestic Violence Restraining Order Offenders get away with the crime that says they will be arrested if he/she breaches the restraining order. Example: I have had a domestic Violence restraining order on someone since Feb 2000, and in that time he has done nothing but harass, threaten my life, stalk me, and well breach the restraining order, all breaches are reported, and like other domestic Violence victims, the offender gets away with it..NO JAIL, just a little chat with a police officer. I can not leave my home without fearing for my life, wondering if he is watching me, wondering if he is hiding behind something waiting to knock me over the head.
This problem is Australia wide... far too many times does the victim feel unsafe and victimised with no way to protect themselves because the police and court system are not doing what they say they will do... which is put the offender in jail, and far too many times does the offender get away scott free, with a warning. I was told by a police officer that before they would do anything to stop this man from breaching the restraining order, he would have to physically abuse me...too bad if i am dead before i can contact the police. I was told by the police that i need to have a witness...he breaches the order and i have a security door man of a hotel as my witness, but he still got away with it.
I was told by the judge who granted my restraining order that if he was to breach the order he would be arrested, then when i go to have my order altered to prevent him coming anywhere near my home, I was treated like the villain and was not granted the protection i required. The way it is right now, I have no life and the authorities are allowing him to continue ruining my life.
Accused has long record
Linked to gang rape when only 11
By TOM GODFREY -- Toronto Sun
A 17-year-old male charged in the shooting death of Chemere Roache has been in and out of youth court since he was 11 for various offences including rape, armed robbery, auto theft and weapons offences.
The youth now faces second-degree murder and attempted murder charges in connection with Wednesday's shooting outside a Rexdale nightclub that left Roache, 18, dead and her boyfriend injured.
A second suspect in the shootings, Christopher St. George Clarke, 24, surrendered to police on Thursday. Officers intensified their search yesterday in the Jane St.-Finch Ave. area for two other suspects, Matthew Chiemaka Weir, 21, and Devon Ramdeen, 24.
Police said the 17-year-old North York youth, who lives with his single mother and older brother, has a long rap sheet.
"It was only a matter of time before we got him again," an officer said yesterday.
The youth was implicated after three other minors were charged several years ago with gang-raping a 13-year-old girl on her way home from school. But he was never charged because of his age.
A provincial court judge said the boy, who removed the jeans of the Grade 7 student and had sex with her in a bedroom, was the group's ringleader.
Police said the boy taunted officers that he couldn't be arrested because he was under the age of 12, and couldn't be charged under the Young Offenders Act.
"He was arrogant, self-confident. He knew he had us," an officer said at the time. "He was fully aware of his rights. He was using the YOA to protect himself from the law."
The judge who presided over the trial of the three youths in the rape case said he wasn't impressed with the boy's testimony.
"He was a complete liar in giving evidence," the judge said.
"The only thing I believe from what he gave us was his name, address and date of birth."
The boy was ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment and serve three months in a juvenile home. He was placed in temporary custody of the Children's Aid Society.
"He will be back," an officer whispered in court after sentencing. "It's only a matter of time before he kills someone."
Roache's mom Carol said she was concerned by the youth's constant run-ins with the law.
"He was always getting into trouble from the time he was small," she said yesterday from her Etobicoke home. "But to bring it this far that someone has to die, there's no words for me to say. I'm just shocked."
Roache said her daughter's funeral will be held either next week or on Easter Monday.
Det.-Sgt. Craig Sanson said yesterday more than 10 shots were fired in the hail of gunfire. He said the shooting was sparked by a minor disagreement at the Apollo nightclub between Roache and four men.
"It wasn't much of an argument," Sanson said. "It was a relatively small incident."
Meanwhile, Clarke appeared for a bail hearing at 361 University Ave. court yesterday. He has also been charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.
Clarke sat sullen looking in the prisoner's box, dressed in a baggy sky blue FUBU jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.
He was remanded in custody until April 24.
-- With files from Jonathan Kingstone and Philip Lee-Shanok
This petition is on matters concerning the International Transfer of Offenders Treaty. American prison authorities, both federal and state, have for years violated the Transfer of Offender Treaty rights, including the letter of the treaty, with discrimination, denials, injustices, lack of medical treatment, the list is not exhaustive. Our men and women are suffering so much so, that even their family and friends are feeling the atrocities caused by these prison administrators.
Parents have THE RIGHT to know about child sex offenders living in their neighbourhood. However the government has now backed away from introducing a US-style "Megan's law" into Britain. The home office minister Paul Boateng made clear that a public right to names and addresses is not likely to be made available. Isn't it about time to put needs of of children before the needs of convicted sex offenders?
The N.T's. Mandatory sentencing laws have become an embarrassment to all of Australia. Since the legislation came into effect, both adults and young people have been incarcerated for petty crimes. A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 90 days jail for stealing just $0.90 from a motor vehicle.
There is no evidence that mandatory sentencing has made people safer in their homes or provided any additional protection for property.
Mandatory Sentencing does however:
Cost the community a lot of money,
lead to an increase in the prison population and an increase in the incarceration of Aboriginal people, women and juveniles. It results in the imprisonment of minor offenders and first time offenders. It takes away discretionary powers from Judges and Magistrates cloging the courts with fewer guilty pleas and increasing technical defenses.
The federal government should over turn these unjust and inhumane laws.