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

Monday, February 20, 2006

Why do parole and correction officials continue to deceive the public?

It looks like the public officials in Corrections and Parole went into damage control mode when they learned David Goldstein was going to, yet again, expose them placing sex offenders where they are not supposed to.

There are two interesting and quite contrasting messages being sent by these screwheads, one for the public and the other one, the one you are not supposed to see.

First, let's take a look at the 'official' press release regarding David Goldstein's 'Sex Offender Shuffle' story.

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February 14, 2006
Contact: J.P. Tremblay
For Immediate Release
(916) 323-6001

Parole Officials Ensure Proper Implementation Of New Law to House Sex Offenders

Sacramento – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Adult Parole Operations in an effort to ensure public safety and compliance with a new state law has completed a review of the placement of High Risk Sex Offenders in its four parole regions throughout the state and will continue to aggressively monitor the placement of these offenders to ensure proper placement in California communities.

“When it comes to the safety and security of people of California we can not compromise or take shortcuts with the law and we must remain vigilant,” said Roderick Q. Hickman, secretary of CDCR. “The people of this state expect that we will supervise the parolees released from our prisons especially those who have a history of sexual offenses against children.”

The Department and its parole regions will work with local law enforcement and communities to ensure compliance with the provisions of this new law that went into effect on January 1, 2006. AB 113 prohibits the placement of any parolee convicted of child molestation (Penal Code Sec. 288 and 288.5) and designated by the department as a High Risk Sex Offender, within a half a mile of any school grade K-12.

The Secretary ordered the four parole regions in the state to review the placement of the more than 2,000 High Risk Sex Offenders to ensure that they are properly placed in accordance with AB 113.

“The identification and utilization of permanent and appropriate placement options will continue to be a top priority for us,” said Hickman. “Public safety is the primary concern. No parolee should ever be placed back into the community without public safety being the first priority.”

The department is continually working in partnership with local law enforcement and community agencies to find appropriate housing placements for high-risk sex offenders who by law are released from prison and returned to the county of commitment or the county of last legal residence.

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Well isn't that special. They talk time and time again how the public safety is so important to them.

Sounds good, until you find out that they are far less concerned about public safety than they are about this story getting out.

Here in an 'internal' memo regarding David Goldstein's 'Sex Offender Shuffle' story.

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From: Tremblay, JP
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2006 8:40 AM
To: ####
Cc: ####
Subject: Media Response to HRSO story on KCBS
Importantce: High

Melissa,

I'll be bring over the memos and emails to you in about 15 minutes along with a draft press release. Here is how the communication office responded to this issue and what our strategy was for dealing with this issue. Our primary objective in this strategy is to keep this a localized as possible.

The Communications Office was first contact late Friday afternoon by Regional Administrator (A) Mark Epstein to let us know that a reporter from KCBS TV in Los Angeles had contacted him about the placement of High Risk Sex Offenders. The decision was made to try to keep this issue a local story in the Los Angeles Area.

On Saturday the Secretary was contacted by a parole agent to let him know a reporter was digging into the issue and there was a problem with the placement of some High Risk Sex Offenders in the Los Angeles area. The Secretary contacted the leadership of the department and directed them to look into the situation and report back to him Monday morning.

On Monday in consultation with the regional office and realizing that only the one reporter had the information the decision was made to try to keep this story a local story and not let it spread to a statewide issue. The department had been proactive in responding to the issue and there was never any direction from Sacramento to move the parolees every four days. It became apparent that there was an issue in the local region with a local administrator who appeared to have misinterpreted the law. The reporter was given all of this information and a copy of the clarification memo that went out Tuesday.

We have prepared a draft press release saying that the department identified this problem and is fixing it in Region III and as a precaution has directed all other regions to review their HRSO case load to make sure that they are following the provisions of AB113 and the registration law. I have a concern with putting out a press release on this issue it will then elevate it to a statewide issue and lead other reporters in other regions to dig into the pleacement of these offenders in their community. If we can keep this a local story, it become a story of a local administrator misinterpreting the law and the department correcting the issue.

This reporter David Goldstein is someone who is always looking for a headline especially during sweeps week and no matter how we present it to him he will use his video footage of parolees being moved by parole agents. However, if we have someone talk to him and make a clear statement that this is a local issue that has been corrected. We will very likely keep this a local story. The biggest variable is whether or not we can keep it from being elevated to the legislators such as Todd Spitzer. If he can be briefed on the issue and have it explained clearly to him that this is a local issue involving only 10-11 parolee out of the 2,000 HRSOs we supervise and that it was a result of a misunderstanding in the region, not the entire department, he could be taken out of the story and possibley even support our efforts to manage this population. However, if we elevate this with a press release it becomes an even bigger story and he or other legislators will be drawn into it.

J.P. Tremblay
Assistant Secretary
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS & REHABILITATION
(916) 323-6001
(916) 323-4505 Voice Mail

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Well there you have it. They don't sound so concerned about public safety, do they. They are more concerned about covering their collective asses and trying to keep the story from spreading.

Perhaps, just perhaps, if they put the same effort into correcting the problem that they did in trying to avoid it, Californians would not be in the huge sex offender mess we find ourselves in.

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