The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Round Up


Brief round up of sex offenders in the news:

Collage tells sex offender to stay away:

A convicted sex offender accepted to the College of Staten Island was told to stay away from the school this week after administrators decided his presence on campus would be inappropriate.


And on the opposite side of the fence, it seems the Army opted to open it's arms to a convicted sex offender:

Sapp is a registered sex offender, put on probation after serving time for a 2005 incident involving a 15-year-old girl. But with barely enough time to change his mailing address, the Army decided to assume responsibility for Sapp's probation.

Assistant State Attorney Jonathan Sacks, who worked on Sapp's case, says he's surprised and troubled that the army has let Sapp back in. Sacks also says he has no idea how a registered sex offender is allowed to fight and be in active duty.


GPS proves how worthless it really is:

A 23-year-old convicted sex offender was sentenced to the maximum by an Orange County judge Tuesday for raping a 12-year-old girl while he was wearing a court-ordered GPS tracking monitor.


And, here's another GPS story... this time the offender was nice enough to warn people that wearing the bracelet wouldn't stop him from committing a crime... and then proved it:

In March, Michael Goins talked about his new GPS bracelet after he became the first sex offender to have one in Gaston County.

According to the Gaston Gazette, police arrested Goins on Saturday after he allegedly violated his probation by hanging out in the children's section at a Books-A-Million store.


And, then in the most shocking news this week... someone is actually starting to notice that sex offender treatment isn't everything that wimpy judges who give out light prison sentences and treatment, pretend it is.

Velez and Adhahn offer glimpses into the conflicted world of sex-offender therapy. Despite inconsistent research findings on the subject, sex-offender treatment is not only a fixture in criminal justice, but also a burgeoning field, with the number of certified therapists more than doubling statewide in the last 10 years.


It's this semi headline that gets me the most "Therapists often fooled" and leaves me wanting to respond with "No shit, Sherlock."