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

Friday, May 16, 2008

Effingham not happy...

I told you about Effingham, the place named in honor of it's incompetent law enforcement agency. Folks there were rightly unhappy with the fact that a Deputy there was giving some lovin to a convicted child molester by way of not only defending said scum bag, but testifying on his behalf. In a warm and fuzzy display of BFF, Effingham County Chief Deputy took the stand on his buddy the child molesters behalf- saying he was just too shy to attend required group sex offender meetings, and that special rules should be made for him. Nice. Of course, when called out about testifying, Bush defended his actions by saying something all sweet about how just cause Kenneth Brown was a child molester didn't mean that we should lock them up.... cause we need to get to know them for the person they are. Right. One has to really sit back and wonder if Bush would be taking the very same stand had the victim been HIS child.

Today's new news on Effingham has some local residents in a mood over the entire situation, as they rightly should be.

Neighbors were upset that a uniformed deputy would speak on behalf of Brown who was convicted of child molestation back in 2005.

In a 3 On Your Side follow up NEWS 3'S Tristan Tully spoke to more concerned neighbors, this time from parents who are upset that Kenneth Brown had attended church close to them, without their knowledge.

The story has some quotes from residents, which thankfully seem to run opposite of the over loving comments handed out by local law enforcement. At least now we know that someone in that area has brains, even if it's not the deputy, or his boss.

Just a little reminder on some of those stats handing out to explain how likely it is that Brown will once again victimize someone.


The documents we obtained showed that Brown entered into a plea agreement reducing his original charge of aggravated child molestation to child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Brown was sentenced to ten years probation, and at least 210 days. He entered into his plea agreement on December 8, 2005 and was released on August 21, 2006, serving 8 months in the detention center.

The records also show that the victim’s family did not press charges.

Note: it's rare in a case of sexual misconduct that a victims family would be the deciding factor in whether charges are pressed or not. So, I find that point mute. And the rest just proves that he's a sick individual.