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February 12, 2010

Talk of feds taking sex offender tracking global

This article, headlined "Sex offender law could go global with California lawmaker's bill," spotlights a proposal to internationalize sex offender tracking.  Here are the details:

Megan's Law soon could go international. The law, named after Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a neighbor in 1994, requires convicted sex offenders to be registered with the government, making it easier to track their whereabouts. Their names can then be put into databases, allowing the public to do a quick online check to determine where offenders reside.

While the law now applies to all states, California Republican Rep. Dan Lungren is proposing a worldwide crackdown on high-risk sex offenders and sex trafficking.  Under his bill, convicted sex offenders would have to tell local law enforcement of their travel plans 21 days before leaving their country.  That information would then be shared with diplomatic officials in foreign countries, who could keep track of the offenders.  Lungren is already working with the Mexican government on the proposal.

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I don't see how Megan's Law would have helped Megan. Your neighbor is a high risk sex offender, what do you do differently?

This is a typical, paper shuffling, worthless, lawyer remedy, costing $millions, making no difference, and catching kids peeing on a wall while immunizing serial killers.

123D.

Megan would still be alive today, and there would be no necessity for this complete waste of time.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Feb 13, 2010 1:39:52 AM

i think it's a further example of the complete criminal actions of what USED to be a LEGAL govt.

long past time a few of them were removed. ANY way possible

Posted by: rodsmith3510 | Feb 13, 2010 3:31:21 AM

By this BS policy, the lawyer knowingly and intentionally is assassinating 1000's of future Megan's, coddling murderous serial rapists and ultra-violent pedophiles. Meanwhile, he goes after easy prey in the form of harmless pedophile downloaders. What counts is not public safety, but government sinecures for do nothing, incompetent lawyers.

A statute should permit tort liability for judges, defense lawyers and prosecutors who loose these vicious predators on the public after a third conviction of any criminal they loose. The statute should allow exemplary damages for these incompetents. Because of inherent dangerousness and the scienter of such, strict liability should apply.

Direct action groups of family members of these murder victims should visit street justice on these criminal coddling judges.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Feb 13, 2010 12:51:16 PM

The first court to be exposed to tort liability should be the most dangerous, incompetent, and damaging of all, the SCOTUS. This group of internal traitors to the Constitution and mass murderers is like a natural disaster. Incompetent, arrogant, and supercilious, they feel safe in their absolute self-dealt immunities. They enable and liberate pure evil on our nation. They crush and plunder the productive and law abiding.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Feb 13, 2010 12:56:40 PM

works for me. Of couse it should apply to all 3 time violent offenders NOT just sex crimes.

Posted by: rodsmith3510 | Feb 13, 2010 1:05:31 PM

I don't see the point of this. Sex offenders are already persecuted in the United States,if they want to flee the country after serving their time, why should they continue to be persecuted by the United States in other countries?

Posted by: EJ | Feb 13, 2010 7:39:19 PM

yep if they are so dangerous and want to leave. you'd think the govt would offer free flights out to get rid of them with the agreement they never come back.

would sure be a hell of a lot cheaper than the 30,000 to 200,000 a year some of them cost to keep locked up!

Posted by: rodsmith3510 | Feb 13, 2010 9:13:12 PM

but of course if that happned and they all left it would be impossible to maintain the lie once the public realized even after all 600,000+ had left there were STILL SEX CRIMES HAPPENING to the toon of 70=80,000 a year.

Posted by: rodsmith3510 | Feb 13, 2010 9:14:32 PM

Any over-under guesses on how many will show up at the Vatican?

Posted by: Res ipsa | Feb 15, 2010 8:52:34 AM

Ok, here is the problem with an 'international' megan's law. Where do the laws of the United States End? I had thought the border of the country. Basically now, the US is in effect denying travel on business, or vacation for 100's of thousands of people that have completed a sentence and have gone on to keep a job, have a family, raise children. As one that is on the registry, I will not be informing these Gestapo of any travel plans I have overseas EVER. I committed one offense, was NOT convicted of it, but have to stay on the registry anyways, for life.

We see more and more laws passed, and none of them show the facts of what is going on. less than 15% of all sex offenders will re-offend.. MOST of us are trying to make ends meet in the dead end jobs we are required to work, or worse, are completely unemployed, but are denied benefits of military retirements, social services, etc because of even more laws. how can they do this?

Posted by: S.O. | Feb 16, 2010 6:13:10 PM

Well, you are ignoring the main point of why the American citizens created these scapegoats. Of course, we can't let them get away! We need scapegoats as a sacrifice to God. Otherwise, God might notice our own sins.

Posted by: DLJ | Feb 16, 2010 10:10:06 PM

I'd like a list of countries RSO's could safely apply to as political refugees.

Posted by: notmyname | Feb 18, 2010 10:39:31 PM

Funny that he mentions Mexico. Their age of consent laws would horrify us, because, well, they ACTUALLY CORRESPOND TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. In 19 of the 31 states, the age of consent is either puberty or 12. So if a guy had sex with a 17 year old in Aizona, how would he be situated? Would it give incentive for men to have sex with American girls under 18 in Mexico. Law of Unintended Consequences indeed.

Ty
Pro Se litigator

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