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

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Arnold kicks off signature drive for Jessica's Law

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Senator George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley), kicked-off the signature drive for the Jessica’s Law campaign Thursday to place an initiative on next year's ballot for what would be the nation's most comprehensive sex-offender punishment and control reform.

"We will send a very clear message to all the sexual predators out here, the cowards who want to victimize innocent Californians, that we will stop you, we will catch you and we will punish you," Schwarzenegger said.

The Sexual Predator Punishment and Control Act of 2006, also called Jessica's Law, would keep sex offenders away from schools and places where children frequently play, require lifetime GPS monitoring of sex offenders, strengthen punishments for sex offenders, expand parole periods, and toughen punishments for the use of “date rape” drugs, child pornography and using the Internet to lure children into sex crimes.

"It's time for new laws and tough laws that not only prevent our children from being victimized, but also deal appropriately with those who prey on our children," said Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster.

The campaign has started collecting signatures and has until February, 21, 2006 to submit signatures to local counties for verification. The initiative needs to submit 373,816 valid signatures in order to qualify for the November 2006 ballot.

Both Runners' have legislative versions in the house and senate. It's doubtful either will pass given the history of the Public Safety Committee. Thus the need for this ballot initiative.

Assemblywoman Runner said authorities currently can't locate 17,000 sex offenders of the over 100,000 registered sex offenders in California.

"These dangerous predators have been preying on our most vulnerable for too long,” said Assemblywoman Runner. “Secrecy is their biggest tool to victimize our children and families. As a legislator, mother and now a grandmother, I feel my most important job is to keep these predators away from our children and within our sights."

The initiative would not apply retroactively, but would require those on parole, as well as those entering the system, to wear bracelets that would be networked into the Global Positioning System.

Source: presstelegram.com, jessicaslaw2006.com

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