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October 30, 2006

The unintended consequences of residency restrictions

California voters, as noted here, will next week consider Proposition 83, which restricts any registered sex offender from living "within 2,000 feet of any public or private school, or park where children regularly gather."  Today, the Los Angeles Times has this long article discussing some unintended consequnces of Iowa's similar sex offender residency restriction.  Here is a snippet:

[M]uch of urban Iowa is off limits to those whose past includes a sex crime against a minor.  As Californians prepare to vote next week on Proposition 83, which would impose a similar residency ban, Iowa is becoming an example of the unintended consequences of such measures.

Prosecutors, police officials and even victims rights groups say the crackdown has backfired, driving some offenders into rural towns and leaving others grouped at motels, campgrounds, freeway rest stops or on the streets.  Many have simply gone underground, authorities say, with more than twice as many registered sex offenders now considered missing than before the law took effect.

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Most of these sex offenders have families, friends, relatives, and
children. Some are required to register for much lesser crimes of
flashing, prostitution, and a host of other moral offences.

contrary to the media’s torch, grouping all registered sex offenders
as dangerous. Even the DOJ in a report states American politicians have lied.

This you can find on the Department Of Justice website,
November 2003, NCJ 198281. http://www.ojp.gov/bjs/pub/ascii/rsorp94.txt

In fact only 3.5% of new sex offences are committed by offender on the sex offender's registry. The rest are committed by unregistered citizens.

Most are contributing to their neighborhoods as workers tax payers and
family supporters. Is that what people want so badly to destroy?

To say it is the moral way to deal with the situation is not true.

To try to say sex offenders can not be rehabilitated is a criminal
statement by Politicians.

To continue to inflict suffering on those that are meeting society’s
needs is criminal.

I am offering a video that will only take 26 min. out of your life on
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Keith Richard Radford Jr.
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Posted by: Keith Richard Radford Jr. | Oct 30, 2006 2:51:34 PM

Keith Richard Radford Jr.,

Having read your website, I have am truly encouraged that perhaps the pendulum of public hysteria may one day find some sense of correction. Thank you for all your fine work in correcting the bad data which is infecting people's ability to differntiate between public safety issues and political agendas.

In '92-93 I was falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of crimes against a child after sharing my apartment with a meth addict and her two kids back in '88-89. Three years later, while in therapy with an unlicensed therapist-intern, one of the boys makes up a story in order to avoid having to move to Florida with his father and be removed from his mother.

After eight months with the same therapists, the brother who initially claimed nothing ever happened, now began to remember "stuff" to corroborate his brothers story.

Following a mistrial which ended in a 9-3 verdict in favor to acquit, I was retried in a different courtroom and found guilty of 7 counts to include one initial count plus an additional count for each month they lived with me. It didn't help that my appointed counsel failed to recall the very expert from the first trial who called into question the validity or reliability of my accuser and who called into question the methods used to elicite these memories. The coffin was effectively nailed shut when the prosecutor stated to the jury nine times (without a single objection from defense counsel), that my accuser was "a proven truth-teller" which of course is "vouching" and definitely considered misconduct.

My accuser came forward in '99 to admit that he had exaggerated certain portions of his testimony and wanted to come forward to "do the right thing and clear his conscience", and he admitted to his mother two years earlier that he had lied. Since then, he has been interviewed in greater depth and recanted even more of his original testimony while the brother, it turns out, recanted his testimony after the first trial and now points a finger directly at the therapist who constantly pressured him to remember "stuff" and corroborate his brother's story. I served over ten and one-half years in prison and am due to complete parole in a couple of weeks.

I have been more fortunate than most in that I was successful in finding a good paying job with a future and currently work with several organizations which deal with not only paroled sex offenders but with re-entry programs as well. I often speak with Jenifer Warren (via e-mail) at the LA Times on related issues and recently conducted an interview for the Swedish National Public Radio. I currently manage one of the few 290 houses in the San Fernando Valley and advocate for common sense, the truth in reporting, re-entry housing and second chances.

My ultimate goal at this time is to encourage through example, those who come through this house to become sober, law-abiding, tax-paying productive members of society. We have a good rapport with law enforcement and parole and no one at this house since its inception has ever re-offended although some have violated a condition of parole resulting in a technical violation.

With as much advocacy work as I do, I fear becoming involved in a relationship where she may one day suffer the indignities of having become involved with a convicted sex offender. I fear that no matter where I move, one day some neighbor will elect to publicize my past and cause so much grief and perhaps cost me my job. The recent article on Michael Miletti in the LA Times is a reminder of exactly what can happen when meighborhood vigilantes elect to ostracize and harass someone from Megan's registry (even though it is a misdemeanor). The baggage I carry as a wrongfully convicted person also takes its toll on a daily basis even though I try and maintain a positive attitude by helping others.

My only real goal in life at this time is to find someone who will review my case and attempt to secure an evidentiary hearing. I have spent thousands on private investigators and an attorney who have accomplished little.

In the meanwhile, what I am offering is my willingness to provide feedback to you or your organization regarding what happens to sex offenders once they are released from prison. Nothing can ever replace the ten plus years I spent in prison but with a good attitude, I can try and make something positive out of a negative.

Your feedback is welcomed.

Sincerely,

mv

Posted by: Mark Verba | Dec 11, 2006 4:15:39 PM

So many opinions, the facts failed to make it to print

Wapello Street Residents respond to the December 5, 2006 article, “On his block, a molester” by Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer

While we appreciate Peter Hong’s article for shedding light on our neighborhood’s ordeal, we are dismayed that crucial facts didn’t make it to print, or were misrepresented altogether. We make no apologies for taking steps, within the law, to protect our children from convicted pedophiles.

The article states that Michael Miletti “was” a child molester. How about “is” a convicted, incestuous child molester? Regardless, we feel LA Times readers must know the following:

· Children were invited to Miletti’s home without their parents being informed he is a convicted pedophile.
· Children did, in fact, visit Miletti’s house on multiple occasions.
· In the article, Miletti states that he is not “generally” attracted to children.
· Miletti previously worked for LA Unified School District, demonstrating a pattern of selecting employment that requires him to be near children.
· Did not properly register pursuant to Megan’s Law. He circumvented the law by using his father’s Sunland address for over a year, when in fact; he was residing almost exclusively at his wife’s address in Altadena.

In addition, the article identifies us as “anti-Miletti organizers” ---That we are not. We are opposed to convicted pedophiles living in our neighborhood illegally. As Hong correctly noted, we have consulted repeatedly with the Sheriff’s Department to make sure we are staying within the law. Just the same, we feel the article sought to portray us, through quotes of those not involved in our efforts, as zealots and vigilantes bent on taking the law into our own hands. This is simply not true.

As far as the heated exchange Joseph Llorens and Erik Hargrave had with Miletti, it was reported that Llorens and Hargrave “felt” Miletti was trying to bait them into hitting him. That is not true. Miletti specifically taunted Llorens and Hargrave by stating, “hit me” twice during the exchange. Hong also failed to note that the entire altercation was the result of Miletti’s wife tearing down signs on private property.

The article implies that the Megan’s Law database has instilled unwarranted fear and resentment towards Miletti. Again, this is not true… Our outrage stems from the fact that Miletti illegally lived among us for over a year without properly registering. More appalling, children were invited to the home without informing the parents of his criminal past. We stated this repeatedly to Hong during each of our interviews and put him in touch with neighbors that can confirm our assertion. For reasons unknown, Hong declared this fact unsubstantiated.

In closing, we feel Miletti is a continuing threat to our children. He has repeatedly shown a pattern of deception and his mea culpa is disingenuous at best. According to court transcripts, Miletti had sexual relations with his daughter for 10 YEARS and served only 3 years of a 6-year sentence. This was not a one-time occurrence, an accident or a mistake. He had, as Miletti claims, “a codependent thing” with his daughter.

We, Michael Miletti’s reluctant neighbors, find that statement nauseating.

Wapello Street Residents

Posted by: Joseph L | Dec 23, 2006 5:30:38 PM

love

Posted by: Ben | Feb 11, 2007 2:02:12 PM

Discrimination allows superiority where truth is hidden and corruption tends to creep in.

This is the human equation.

People change day to day. Things change, steal rusts while conceited blows away, but the energy that makes us who we are moves

through us as we experience our lives.

Governments, Advocates, Churches, and Media put pressure on sex offenders who are struggling daily to make a way for their

families.

These groups are one in the same who have created the realm of secrecy and oppress for gain.

To be ashamed of being a flawed human who makes mistakes, is the responsibility of the person/group/s allowing laws of decimation

which is abuse.

Inflicting pain on any person who has been betrayed by that societies recklessness to hide the truth because of its own shame is

the ultimate in irresponsibility.

By continuing to advocate lifetime sentences, separation, eradication, concerning sexual offenses is recognition of the breakdown

of group/s and any system/s which supports this human rights abuse .

There can be no justice where the responsible party is the society which refuses acceptance of its error.

Thinking that labeling anyone concerning life and death decisions with regard to sexual offenses has no validity.

The stigma/demonization/and continuance of the myth is perpetrated by the group/s and any system/s that makes people suffer for a

belief that has only for centuries hidden its own truth.

Please take time to write those who can change our laws.

What ever we do we do to ourselves as money and power leads us by the ring in our nose rendering us unable to hear or see beyond

sound of our own greed.

Mr. & Mrs. Keith Richard Radford Jr.
http://www.SOSunite.com
http://www.youtube.com/sosunite

Posted by: Keith Richard Radford Jr | Aug 2, 2007 7:44:40 AM

background checks make idiots rich with worthless info because people change from day to day

I remember living behind a church were Brian Lamb, and a bunch of these Cspan guys used too have a wood shop. At that place of residence my mom thought I needed an exorcist, after playing in the mud the way very young children will sometimes with my uncle who mixed a glass of this red clay in water and told me it was chocolate milk.

After drinking it as he would force me to do thing all the time like the time he made me cut off the limb I was sitting on and the device came out of my shoulder being more powerful and in control I broke out with ring worm all over my body and my mom told me it was writing that could not be understood so she had priests come in from the church.

I guess my Dad did not know that one of the people at the church was in line for being my new dad but that was not in the cards because I guess he felt I was in need of discipline after an accident in the wood shop. I had been check out on the band saw by my grandfather who was a millwright in Arkansas and to do some jobs the blade shield had to be removed. Some kids came in and wanted to use the saw, then got mad that I wanted to warn them to put the guard on and they told me they owned it all and I was not to tell them anything, and after this head strong kid cut his thumb off the other kids said they would tell their fathers it was all my fault, but it was not.

I had a fever of well over a hundred and I was a bloody mess with the infection. The priests came in with outer guys and one had a camera. The priests would throw me across the room well the other snapped a picture. I would fall on furniture and the floor and they would tell me get on the bed, don't get off the bed very loud and when I would crawl back on the bed they would pick me up and throw me over and over again well the other priest would snap another picture and this went on till one guy said we have enough picture and they left me in the blood, mud, and bedding, then my aunt came in with some save that was for ring worm.

She spread the save and kidded me about dying when the rings got to my heart. After getting well I went back to the wood shop and the guys had made me a special shield and gave me my sword which were both made of wood and I had to fight one of the guys in my shorts because I did not want to remove them and the other guy was naked (he know who he is). I was still not up too speed and lost the battle. They then called me the bad guy and this group was supposed to be my gate keeper or something like that appointed by the priests. My Dad did not like them much also but that did not matter much because someone at the church was going to be my new dad till he said no, my mom cried allot, my dad was gone, I healed up, but I still have a case.

Please know that there is nothing any of you can do to make what you and the rest of the ones involved can do to make this my fault. See at the time I was about seven years old. Since then the church has made an effort to kill me, to the extent of trying to pass laws to kill sex offenders.

Come on, keep it up, keep pushing laws that you as a group of very said individuals know have no value. Take me too court so I can own a network. I have met with your staff members in private since along with military personal and others.

Now lets note when this happened I was only a small child being thrown around a room like a rag doll by people that started all this clear back in the late fifty's and the steering by very bad people that think abusing kids to make laws to stop abuse, Ha! these laws are bogus and the fact that they can not kill gays anymore does not justify the use of laws too kill someone set up by them to create some worthless set of laws by a fusion of church and state is wrong and realty designed by them to harm us all.

My case was pragmatic but more than that I know what was done and who was involved making vendetta laws that really have no bases in truth, and are based in lies.

Keith Richard Radford Jr

PSS don't be cowards, let me know you received this e-mail through a response.

It's time to communicate

Posted by: Keith Richard Radford Jr | Feb 20, 2011 4:23:58 PM

Well Hello MKUltra babies! My name is Keith Richard Radford Jr.
I remember going to an office where a bunch of kids were all in waiting
to ware a football helmet with wires hooked to it and this one so called doctor
going through the batch of children one by one. Now we were not to
talk to one another Butt: Dude's that not my style, so as I spoke to
the girls which is where ya get info, intel gab ya know, one cutie
told me of her knowledge that her friend was chosen for assignment
after this GUMBA doc. asked about their experience under the helmet.
Getting in the chair and having the thing hooked up the lights went
out and I set their and drifted off to sleep, the doc came in and
asked so what was your experience? I had told the girl in the waiting
room I was going to tell the truth, so I did. This guy said I must
have no soul because I did not respond with a lie? I did not feel any/
see any/ any any by wearing the football helmet and so to this day
these guys are what, still listening to these guys. Please know, they
are in the movie buzz, government, and a church new you. Don't believe
everything they spew cuse humanities inhumanity to man is the order of
the day. It just seems to me that people would get the real picture on
this. Look where we are today. The TV has nothing on it but cops,
prisons, and preachers. The program was designed to get us here. I
remember being put in a squad car once years ago before there were
screens between the front seat and the back seat. The squad car took
off and even after climbing over the seat and trying to apply the
brakes I could not stop the car. This was under remote control which
as a child I knew nothing about but what other use was this but to
give me some false impression of the car being possessed or under
supernatural control? Well that is the design of the program, along
with to sell socity on the idea of positive ID and more government
control. People be aware, we just came out of one of the longest
conflicts in history and military planning commissions had no idea
where it would lead. Keep your wits and stop giving your freedom away.
The whole thing is to sell society real ID and not help anyone without
sacrifice? I that what we must do to live, sacrifice? 4WHO? 2WHO? Y
Dude?
Please:
Let me tell you some things that seems the staff that works for Susan
Davis does not even know about Susan Davis since I called her office
just a few weeks ago and no one knew or did not let on to the facts.
Susan Davis used to work for the prison industry at San Luis Obispo
Men’s Colony and while there she developed this bogus hypothesis that
sex offenders live on a schedule of re-offence every seven years like
some seven year itch. Well we all know that sex offender have the
lowest re-offence rate now but back then in the dark ages when she was
selling her snake oil she sold this lie to millions. I was in her
group when she was there at San Luis Obispo Men’s Colony back in the
early 90′s when I was chipped. Thats right! It was during the time
when the hospital facility at the San Luis Obispo Men’s Colony was
being stripped of asbestos tiles when the nurse in the hospital stuck
a needle in the back of my left hand and put a device that the
paperwork said was made by Motorola. Anyway the thought of people
having to go through this which is what these people have been trying
to sell the nation on since before I was born and I am almost 60 years
old now is a horrible way to die. I think that that is all they expect
but to have chosen someone and then run this scam on them is criminal.
Senator Reid was in a meeting when I was 17 years old that I attended
and I was told by staff that there was video being shot during that
meeting. I used to be moved around a lot in boxes, kept at people
homes I did not know and every time someone wanted to subdue me they
would just stick a needle in my neck. If you know anything about the
MKULTRA program, as I have written in the past they would do things
like put a football helmet on a kid with wires hanging out of it then
ask the kid if he/she saw angels. Most kids lied to get assignments in
the program that meant high ranking jobs in government. These are the
people who are in positions of authority today. I hope even one of the
propionates of sex laws get some time in prison for this fiasco when
the truth is sex laws make transients and this is the hidden genocide
in America which was put together by these people like I said, long
before I was born to progress allowing Gays to be unmolested by
enforcement when sex has no basis for law t all except in the minds of
people that see angeles when they dawn football helmets with wires
hanging out of them. Now as for the slim ball Jay Leno, he beat me up
bad once when I was in middle school after being arrested for being
across the street from a war set in at a high school years ago my
friend Dean’s father owned a pharmacy on Wilshire in Los Angeles and
Jay had just came to LA. I got a phone call in the jail telling me to
meet Dean at his house. See dean’s dad would make him dress up in his
dead moms dresses and then he would abuse him so that day I though I
would make him laugh by dressing up like that and tell him I, his
friend was trying to understand his pain, but instead his dad came
home and had me arrested again. So then I went back to explain the
circumstances to Dean but Jay Leno was there and being much older he
hurt me a lot.
These people will not consider there actions when the facts are
unbeknownst to me at the time they were just using me from the get go
since the exorcism conducted which you can read about on my blog. This
is a long standing criminal action conducted by the church and needs
to be exposed.
Same came with Jay Leno when he came to town I got a call when in jail
which as a child I did not know this could not be but the caller told me
that my friend wanted to meet with me. My friend Dean's father would
dress up Dean his son in his motors dresses and sleep with him. I was
of the mind to try to make him feel better about him self so I went
and put on make up like his dad would make him do in a lame attempt to
help him know someone was on his side. This was back in the 60's and
Jay Leno came to Dean's home and beat me up real bad thinking I guess
that that was the way too deal with me. He was much older than me and
hurt me a lot. I still to this day blame his religious views for his
damage to me and the police involvement in the case tells me that
religious views are a bogus and hurtful structure. So anyway your
whole approach to sexual things are damaging our nation. I hope you
all get brought up on war crimes and go to prison for your involvement
in sex laws that have created the hidden genocide being conducted in
America. Google murdered transient and you get about 450million hits
on the web but do the same in the news you get a few pages, Look at
NBC who was just caught altering the audio to lie to the nation about
the murder of a child in Florida. The same as KFWB did back when the
Kennedy murder took place. It's not news, it's make believe with what
ever twist some one wants to put on it. Tell the truth is told your
lies will continue to mount up. They will choke on the structure of our
nation of lies into oblivion because like a scab covering a rock under the
small puss filled wound the object like the lie continues to be an irritation.
You must be stopped. Can you not see! Here Now these things mount and
are in the middle of trying too stop sex and use of gambling sites,
to incorporate healthcare and they are all online who runs gambling in Las Wages
but Catholics like Hitler who tried this approach with Jews in Europe with the
culmination of a burnt earth policy in the 40's and so please wake to
the history
of a policy that failed, only to be brought to America with the
operation paperclip,
and a bunch of other programs being implemented today.
A false morality that is based on lies. See I was reprimanded for
doing something
I did not do. I wrote on my plea bargain I did not agree and wrote the plea was
signed under duress. Peter King and I think E Cummings know, but there are
so many more. I don't care how you feel about it they were wrong and so are
sex laws.

Posted by: Keith Richard Radford Jr | Apr 22, 2012 1:20:04 PM

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