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  • O'Reilly On Colorado Rep: "His life is about to take a turn for the worst"

    03/04/2013 1:22:10 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 20 replies
    Colorado is one of 7 states refusing to pass Jessica's Law. O'Reilly has helped get mandatory sentencing for child predators passed in the other 43 states. Tonight O'Reilly will send a crew to confront Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino — described by O'Reilly as a "villain" for killing Jessica's Law. The law is named after Jessica Lunsford, a young Florida girl who was sexually battered and murdered in February 2005 by John Couey, a previously convicted sex offender. Public outrage over this case spurred Florida officials to introduce this legislation. Among the key provisions of the law was classifying lewd...
  • Sex offender parolees test Jessica's Law housing limits in court

    12/22/2010 3:39:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/22/10 | John Simerman
    Hundreds of paroled sex offenders are winning reprieves from a ban against their living near schools or parks as they flood local courts with constitutional challenges to the most controversial part of Jessica's Law. Judges in Contra Costa and elsewhere have routinely issued stays permitting sex offender parolees to ignore the ban on their living within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children "regularly gather," pending rulings in their cases. The slow pace of those challenges means the stays could last until their parole terms expire and the restrictions no longer affect them. In the East Bay, at...
  • Part of Jessica's Law ruled unconstitutional

    11/04/2010 10:19:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 26 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/05/10 | Andrew Blankstein
    California corrections officials this week stopped enforcing portions of Jessica's Law in Los Angeles County after a judge ruled that the 2006 statute restricting how close sex offenders can live to parks or schools is unconstitutional. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza concluded that the controversial measure left sex offenders in some areas with the choice of being homeless or going to jail because the law restricts them from living in large swaths of some cities such as Los Angeles. He issued the 10-page ruling Monday after four registered sex offenders petitioned the court. He noted that the...
  • Burt Prelutsky: Finding a Home for Sex Offenders

    02/02/2009 12:54:17 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 797+ views ^ | February 2, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    This morning, my hometown newspaper, the L.A. Times, carried the headline “Fixes in Jessica’s Law Are Urged.” The sub-head read: “Tight residency curbs on sex offenders can leave them homeless and propel them to re-offend, a panel says.” For those of you fortunate enough to live someplace where the Times isn’t your local daily, let me assure you that a similar news story runs nearly as regularly as Doonesbury and Dennis the Menace.
  • A New Call for Jessica's Law in Vermont

    07/06/2008 8:10:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 153+ views
    WCAX News ^ | July 5, 2008 | Andy Potter --
    Brook Bennett's murder has brought back calls for a tougher law against adults who sexually prey on children. More than thirty states -- but not Vermont -- have enacted Jessica's law, setting a 25-year minimum prison sentence for convicted child sex offenders. "When a person is sexually assaulted, a minor is sexually assaulted, it's my opinion that they should go to jail for 25 years," Dubie told Channel 3. "That's very simple and that's what Jessica's Law calls for. I'm also asking that we reconsider what the governor proposed last legislative session, and that's civil confinement." House Judiciary committee chairman...
  • WAYNE RESNICK on KFI - to discuss James "I will destroy raped children in court" Fagan

    06/27/2008 7:06:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 134+ views
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: One Tin Soldier (one scumbag attorney, James Fagan, destroyer of children)

    06/26/2008 6:00:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 314+ views
    youtube ^ | 6-26-08 | Lyrics & Movie, Doug from Upland
    WATCH THIS DISGUSTING HUMAN BEING SAY WHAT HE WOULD DO IN COURT TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN RAPED YOUTUBE ONE TIN SOLDIER SING-ALONG If you have a chance, leave him some appropriate comments. I'm going to send the YouTube to the Boys and Girls Club of Taunton, on which he is a board member. He must be forced to resign.
  • James ("rip child apart on stand") Fagan is on board of directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tauton

    06/25/2008 9:07:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 48 replies · 2,059+ views
    James Fagan website ^ | 6-25-08 | Doug from Upland
    By now, many of you have seen the outrageous comments of Massachusetts State Representative James Fagan, a Democrat. In defending a child rapist, he would tear apart the child on the stand and ruin the child's life forever. He made the comments arrogantly and shamelessly. Watch it here. FAGAN'S WEBSITE SHOWS HOW IS INVOLVED IN SEVERAL CHILDREN'S ORGANIZATIONS. ORGANIZATIONS: Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers; Taunton Boys & Girls Club (Board of Directors); Taunton Little League; Taunton Youth Basketball Coach; Massachusetts Bar Foundation; Massachusetts Waterfowlers, Inc.; Babe Ruth League; High School Umpire; Bristol Ducks Unlimited; Southeastern New England Area Boys' Clubs...
  • Jessica Lunsford's Dad Blasts Mass. Pol's Vow to 'Rip Apart' Child Rape Victims at Trial

    06/25/2008 8:39:29 AM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 73 replies · 176+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/2008 | Fox News
    The father of a Florida girl abducted and buried alive in a trash bag by a sex offender has blasted a Massachusetts politician who said he'd have to torment young victims on the witness stand if mandatory sentences for offenders passed the state Legislature. Mark Lunsford, whose 9-year-old daughter died in 2005, told the Boston Herald that Rep. James Fagan, a defense attorney, should take the rights of victimized children seriously. “Why doesn’t he figure out a way to defend that child and put these kind of people away instead of trying to figure ways for defense attorneys to get...
  • Mass. Democrat to Child Rape Victims: "I will Destroy YOU"

    06/25/2008 8:36:37 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 6 replies · 381+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/25/2008 | R Hargraves
    I'm thinking of a word. Ah, yes. A#%hole. That's the one. Massachussetts (go figure) State Representative James Fagan took to the floor of the state house to oppose Jessica's Law, a bill sweeping through state legislatures across the nation that creates mandatory sentences for criminals who rape a child. Mr. Fagan, a defense attorney and hardcore liberal, opposes the bill on the grounds that...well, I guess he just hates children and loves child rapists, I dunno. It defies good sense, logic and simple moral decency. In the video below, Fagan explains what he would do to a child rape victim...
  • US Supreme Court rules against Death Penalty for Convicted Serial Child Rapists

    06/25/2008 9:30:51 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 14 replies · 267+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/25/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled that Capital Punishment for convicted child rapists was unconstitutional under the 8th Amendment tenant of Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Just Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority stating that the use of Capital Punishment was: “not proportional for the rape of a child.” My question to Justice Kennedy is then, what IS proportional punishment for the rape of an innocent child? A slap on the wrist? A short prison stay followed by your name in a database full of other like minded perverts? What is taken from these children can never be...
  • Mass. Rep. Promises to 'Rip Apart' 6-Year-Old Victims on the Witness Stand

    As the Massachusetts State Legislature debates "Jessica's Law" -- named after Jessica Lunsford who was raped and murdered in Florida by a repeat sex offender -- one representative who is against the law expressed his displeasure on the floor of the House. Really expressed his displeasure. The representative, one James Fagan, said he'd “rip apart” 6-year-old victims on the witness stand and “make sure the rest of their life is ruined.” In a fiery soliloquy on the House floor, Fagan said he’d grill victims so that, “when they’re 8 years old they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they...
  • Massachusetts Democrat to Child Rape Victims: I Will Destroy You!

    06/24/2008 6:57:49 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 108 replies · 633+ views
    Democratic Representative James Fagan was in the Massachusetts State House yesterday railing against Jessica’s Law, which would mandate 20-year sentence for rape of a child under 12. As a defense attorney he took offense to the idea that someone convicted or raping a young child should have a mandatory sentence imposed on them, arguing it would force him to attack the little girl in order to defend his client: “Let me tell you why it’s so wrong, It’s so wrong because in these situations . . . that 6-year-old is going to sit in front of me, or somebody far...
  • Calif. Sex Offenders Go Homeless

    10/31/2007 11:24:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 131+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/31/7 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of California sex offenders who face tough new restrictions on where they can live are declaring themselves homeless — truthfully or not — and that's making it difficult for the state to track them. Jessica's Law, approved by 70 percent of California voters a year ago, bars registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children gather. That leaves few places where offenders can live legally. Some who have had trouble finding a place to live are avoiding re-arrest by reporting — falsely, in some cases — that they...
  • California Orders 2,700 Sex Offenders to Move Within 45 Days

    09/09/2007 8:19:09 AM PDT · by nmh · 19 replies · 643+ views
    http://www.foxnews ^ | Saturday, September 08, 2007 | AP
    California Orders 2,700 Sex Offenders to Move Within 45 Days Saturday, September 08, 2007 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 2,700 recently paroled sex offenders in California have been told they have to move because they are violating a new law that bars them from living near schools and parks. On Friday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation finished notifying 2,741 sex offenders that they have 45 days to find legal housing, or they will be sent back to prison for violating their parole, said spokesman Bill Sessa. The department previously estimated no more than 2,100 parolees were violating the...

    08/24/2007 11:56:17 AM PDT · by cjohnson1 · 224 replies · 7,424+ views
  • North Carolina’s Most Wanted Representatives

    05/30/2007 8:16:48 PM PDT · by Mark-TCGB · 889+ views
    Conservative Voice's Take Back Charlotte Mecklenburg ^ | May 25, 2007 | Jessica's Law Now North Carolina
    Take Back Charlotte Mecklenburg has long been apart in fight for Jessica’s Law for North Carolina . We have put this plea on our website and hope you will join the fight with us. Sadly, all of our North Carolina Representatives are still dragging their feet with this. Our North Carolina Representative’s keep pointing their fingers at one another and give every excuse in the book. Not one of these Representatives have taken a firm stand in North Carolina General Assembly. We need them to be forceful and direct when it comes to protecting our children, instead of playing games....
  • (Texas) Senate OKs 'Jessica's Law' with limits on death penalty

    04/27/2007 9:09:58 PM PDT · by zendari · 6 replies · 245+ views
    AUSTIN — The Texas Senate passed its long-awaited "Jessica's Law" Tuesday to protect children from sexual predators, but it reserved the death penalty for those twice convicted of the most heinous child rapes. The bill also creates a new offense for "continual sexual abuse" of a child, increases penalties for certain child sex offenses and removes the statute of limitations for victims of child sex crimes. "I am confident that this legislation will help protect the safety of our children and send a clear message to those who would prey on them. Don't do it," said the bill's author, Sen....
  • State Expert Casts Doubt On Couey Retardation Claim [Jessie Lunsford Murderer]

    03/14/2007 9:09:08 AM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 438+ views
    WFTV ^ | 3/14/07
    A psychologist cast doubt Wednesday on defense claims that the man convicted of killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford is mentally retarded, rating John Evander Couey as average in ability to hold jobs and get through daily life. The testimony by prosecution expert Harry McClaren is important as a jury weighs whether to recommend a life prison sentence or the death penalty for Couey. McClaren's remarks suggest that Couey is able to adapt adequately despite any mental challenges, including low IQ. Mentally retarded people cannot be executed under both Florida law and a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court decision. But a key factor...
  • Jessica's Law, Adam Walsh Act & North Carolina Lawmakers

    03/08/2007 4:59:58 PM PST · by Mark-TCGB · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Take Back Charlotte Mecklenburg | March 8, 2007 | Mark A. Palmer
    We have watched the news cover the Jessica Lunsford trial and to know that a child suffered at the hands of a sex offender, when it could have been prevented should be galvanizing our law makers, to enact. This could have been your daughter, just imagine the anguish any parent would have to live with, if this happened to them. John Couey, who was convicted, had a record as a sex offender and was just released from prison, at the time of her murder. There are many John Couey types and one could be living next to you. Often, administration...