David Allyn Dokich - Serial Child Rapist / High Risk Sex Offender

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Day 104 - Recap

Today John and Ken spoke with Sharon Runner from the assembly and her husband George Runner from the senate about the new Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act.

In a nutshell, what they have done is taken many of the safety bills that have been killed by the Pervert Caucus and wrapped it into one big bill. The following is from the governors press release:

  • Require registered sex offenders to wear a global positioning device for the rest of their lives
  • Increase penalties for the possession of child porn to a felony, and automatically make it a felony for second or more offenses
  • Establish the Predator Free Zone 2,000 feet from parks where kids play and schools
  • Ensure Sexually Violent Predators stay in a secure hospital until they no longer pose a danger to society
  • Make it illegal to lure kids online with the intention of meeting them face-to-face to molest, rape or engage in sexual activity
  • Establish a sentence enhancement of five years for rapists who use a date rape drug
  • Eliminate “good time” prison credits for habitual sex offenders
  • Expand parole terms up to 10 years for predators who commit the most heinous crimes
  • Expand the “One Strike” sex crimes list to ensure rapists and molesters are harshly punished

Its vague but the bill is over 50 pages long so its hard to get specific in a one page press release.
John and Ken did get to touch on a few specifics.

  • All registered sex offenders (those you see on the Megan's Law website) will wear a GPS device for the rest of their lives. That could be about 100,000 people.
  • Expands the current limit of residing within 1/4 mile of a mile (1320 feet) from a school to 2,000 feet. Would change from the current K through 8 to K through 12. Would add parks to the restriction. And it would no longer apply to only while a person was on parole, it would be lifetime.
  • Extends parole to 10 years from the current 1 to 3 years.

There is a lot more. I am going through the bill now and will post what I find soon.

What is not clear is what parts of the bill will be retroactive, nor have I found anything yet that gives local governments more control over the operation of these group homes.

One thing is very clear. The Pervert Caucus of Mark Leno, Jackie Goldbern, Mervyn Dymally and Fabian Nunez will make every excuse in the book not to pass this bill.

John also mentioned the Dokich situation and said we are the most dedicated group he has ever seen. We really appreciate the comment because believe me, its been over 100 days of this crap and it ain't easy.

The protest tonight was short and sweet. A parole agent was at the halfway house at 7pm and left shortly after 8pm.

Thats all for now, school is starting, keep your kids safe.

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