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High-risk sex offender on the run in Houston after discarding GPS ankle monitor
Fox News ^ | April 7, 2012 | NewsCore

Posted on 04/07/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by topher

Edited on 04/07/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

HOUSTON A high-risk sex offender was on the loose Friday night after escaping from a Houston halfway house and discarding his GPS tracking ankle monitor, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Michael Elbert Young, 42, climbed over a barbed wire fence at the Southeast Texas Transitional Center after last being seen around 9:50pm local time Thursday night.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arkansas; childmolester; dangerous; escaped; felon; houston; louisiana; ontherun; sexoffender; texas
This convicted felon has sexually assaulted a child as well as attempted sexual assault...

In search of better pictures to post of Felon...

1 posted on 04/07/2012 9:05:36 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

bump!


2 posted on 04/07/2012 9:07:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Adding Arkansas/Louisiana to the news list...


3 posted on 04/07/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher
Another picture from the newspaper Beaumont Enterprise:


4 posted on 04/07/2012 9:11:56 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

This “victim of society” has about 140 road miles to cover to get to my house, so it’s pretty unlikely that’ll happen, of course.

Too bad, in a way, since I have a very special Easter present waiting for him should he ever come a-knocking at my door...


5 posted on 04/07/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: topher

That’s racist. Where’s the picture of him when he was 14 years old? /s


6 posted on 04/07/2012 9:14:23 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: topher

If Obama had a brother, he’d look like Michael Elbert Young.


7 posted on 04/07/2012 9:16:22 AM PDT by digger48
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To: MarineDad
The whole point of my posting a nice picture of him...

Anyone seeing a dangerous sex offender near Easter Egg hunts with children might want to be able to protect their kids and spot someone like him.

He is about 200 miles from me...

8 posted on 04/07/2012 9:18:16 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

The more people that hear about this and see his picture, the more likely he is to be caught.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 9:24:11 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: topher

Our church (way out in the boonies, thankfully) is having its annual Easter egg hunt tomorrow morning before the service. I don’t know what went badly in Georgia and Colorado, but our adults still behave as such, and the kids have a glorious time of it.

Even so, in this ever-so-enlightened age of Obama as President(!?!?), I always carry a CW everywhere, including church. I’ll have one on me tomorrow morning during the egg hunt, of course.

Woe betide this waste of skin if he should decide to pay a visit while the kids are out enjoying their confectionery windfall tomorrow. He’ll be making yet more headlines, but after that, hardly any at all...


10 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:36 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: trisham
My point of posting the picture... I tried to find a better picture.

I originally posted the picture from the FoxNews article, but the Admin Moderator had to pull the picture (which is fine).

I just wish there could be some sort of generic place to go to get pictures of such dangerous Felons...

11 posted on 04/07/2012 9:27:25 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

Try Megan’s list, it works in California

https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/Index.aspx


12 posted on 04/07/2012 9:43:48 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: topher
They described the fugitive as 5ft 6in tall and weighing roughly 150 pounds. Young also has several tattoos, including "South Park for Life" written on his right upper arm.

A 42 year old guy with a "South Park for Life" tat...?

Makes one wonder how mature this dude is...that he is that vested in a cartoon show to have a tat on his body for life...

As our fearless gutless queer CINC leader has said..."Social Darwinism" at work here

13 posted on 04/07/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Popman

south park apparently is a neighborhood he grew up in
more info here

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Sex-offender-escapes-custody-in-Houston/-/1735978/10281856/-/xp5yl0/-/index.html


14 posted on 04/07/2012 10:02:33 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone

Well duh.....LOL

Thanks for the info...

So basically he telling the world: “Thug for life”


15 posted on 04/07/2012 10:07:43 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: rolling_stone
I searched that site...

There were four Michal Youngs -- none matched this one.

Incidentally, three of the Michal Youngs were white, only one was black...

This was from the sex offender lookup on the website you gave me...

I wonder why, if this person is so dangerous, that he is not listed on the Texas PS site for sexual offenders.

They also had the top ten wanted sex offenders in Texas. The majority of this list was whites.

I am not targetting based on race -- just trying to protect children with Easter Egg Hunts scheduled for tomorrow.

16 posted on 04/07/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: All
More bad news about this person:

Officials said Young has family and friends in and around the South Park neighborhood in Houston. He may be mentally unstable -- a condition possibly aggravated when not taking medication, according to the DPS.

Young may be armed. He has a history of using weapons, primarily knives, during previous assaults.

So you have someone who is off meds and has a very violent history...

The above is from:

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Sex-offender-escapes-custody-in-Houston/-/1735978/10281856/-/xp5yl0/-/index.html

17 posted on 04/07/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

So.... you can just take those ankle bracelets off and throw them in the trash?

Wow...now I can get out of the house more.(/s)


18 posted on 04/07/2012 10:44:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
I believe Texas officials were surprised that he could do this.

The bracelet may actually still be on, but it is not functioning.

I do not think computer chips and other electronic technical do not work well after getting hit with a sledge hammer ( /saracam off).

Of course, hitting your foot with a sledge hammer might make your foot not function very well...

The person may not have removed it so much as disabled how it functions...

19 posted on 04/07/2012 11:18:37 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

You can cut an ankle bracelet with a knife but it sends a signal when you do. So if on the run , you cut it off and run like hell so they can’t find you.


20 posted on 04/07/2012 11:39:06 AM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: topher
skin the FPOS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!
21 posted on 04/07/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: topher

We must live in the same town :-)


22 posted on 04/07/2012 12:23:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Popman
Makes one wonder how mature this dude is...

I've said before; some folks never graduate from High School mentally.

I may have to modify that and say "grade school," instead.

23 posted on 04/07/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by HKMk23 ("Listen to me very carefully, do not put the candle back.")
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To: topher
Typical of our judical system to let this guy have a way to escape.

He should have been executed for attacking a child.

24 posted on 04/07/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: eastforker
The problem is that a person as dangerous as this person should have two levels of tracking... The following is a suggestion to augment tracking for dangerous felons...

GPS tracking is good, but a backup would be tracking based on cell phone technology.

The person might be able to disable one, but the other might survive.

When the person starts tampering with either one, the cell phone based technology could send info -- which might include audio recordings as well as perhaps other data. The cell phone type technology could be in sleep mode until some significant event happens.

Adding some sort of cell phone technology might require some charging, but maybe that could be done while the person is sleeping. It should be that if the this cell phone technology charge gets too low, then it might send out an alert requiring it to be recharged. At such a time, those supervising the individual would require it to be immediately recharged. If not, the individual would be forcibly restricted from any activity until the this device is recharged.

This way, the convicted felon must deal with two different technologies.

Being able to monitor audio might help in re-apprehension.

It would require the re-charging (probably) but if it never allowed to get less than 3/4 charge, it might make it difficult to defeat the GPS based technology.

And these technologies probably could be made waterproof...

...

It sounds like there are flaws with the current tracking technology, but they could be fixed by augmentation and improvement.

Of course, good old fashioned tracking with blood hounds is hard to beat -- if the person is on foot.

Blood hounds can follow the trail of a single human cell...

However, in the age of the automobile, there is no way to track the person once the person enters a vehicle...

25 posted on 04/08/2012 2:14:01 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: Joe 6-pack
We are probably both in Mosquito country -- whose numbers have increased with our recent heavy rains.

It is why I like hard freezes -- they are very hard on mosquitoes...

26 posted on 04/08/2012 2:25:26 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
I believe Texas officials were surprised that he could do this.

I don't know why. He was, after all, a criminal to begin with. They are pretty good at things like that.

I bet you could figure a way to defeat or remove the collar, if you had nothing to do but stay in your house all day with that darn collar on your ankle. Focus is a powerful tool.

27 posted on 04/08/2012 8:21:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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