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Shadow205
09-10-2005, 06:50 AM
Registered sex offenders among evacuees

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Although nearly 4,500 registered sex offenders lived in the 14 parishes hit by Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Corrections is most worried about fewer than 300 - those who ordinarily check in at parole offices closed by the storm.

Department spokeswoman Pam Laborde said that includes 110 in Jefferson Parish, 136 in the two New Orleans offices, and 23 in St. Bernard Parish.

Convicted sex offenders, including prostitutes and video voyeurs, must keep their current addresses on file with state police even if they are not on active probation or parole. more at the link http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5268515,00.html

BillyGoatGruff
09-10-2005, 03:11 PM
Registered sex offenders among evacuees

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Although nearly 4,500 registered sex offenders lived in the 14 parishes hit by Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Corrections is most worried about fewer than 300 - those who ordinarily check in at parole offices closed by the storm.

Department spokeswoman Pam Laborde said that includes 110 in Jefferson Parish, 136 in the two New Orleans offices, and 23 in St. Bernard Parish.

Convicted sex offenders, including prostitutes and video voyeurs, must keep their current addresses on file with state police even if they are not on active probation or parole. more at the link http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5268515,00.html
This is one of the reasons they have armed guards at the shelters and fairly strict security. They didn't just evacuate the "nice" people out of the city. They got everyone.

2sisters
09-10-2005, 09:58 PM
There were a few violent crimes in the New Orleans convention center that weren't your usual gang type crime that you've seen lately in NO. It really sent up a red flag in my head. In the superdome a child was found being raped by an adult in the bathroom and a number of adult women were raped as well. This storm has really brought out the worst in some.

Pepper
09-10-2005, 10:06 PM
There were a few violent crimes in the New Orleans convention center that weren't your usual gang type crime that you've seen lately in NO. It really sent up a red flag in my head. In the superdome a child was found being raped by an adult in the bathroom and a number of adult women were raped as well. This storm has really brought out the worst in some.Do we know if any of these rapist murdering scum-bags were arrested? I hope these people are going to be prosecuted.

tipper
09-10-2005, 10:37 PM
Slightly OT but Dan Abrams was interviewing a public defender. Apparently DNA and other evidence for cases (including appeals based on DNA exonerating those already found guilty) has been lost and destroyed. Tragic situation whether the defendant is guilty or innocent.

Tom'sGirl
09-10-2005, 11:14 PM
Slightly OT but Dan Abrams was interviewing a public defender. Apparently DNA and other evidence for cases (including appeals based on DNA exonerating those already found guilty) has been lost and destroyed. Tragic situation whether the defendant is guilty or innocent.
I saw that, he also mentioned many files were in plastic containers and won't know if some of them may be still okay.........let's hope!

tipper
09-10-2005, 11:51 PM
I saw that, he also mentioned many files were in plastic containers and won't know if some of them may be still okay.........let's hope!
Oh good. I missed that part.

tybee204
09-10-2005, 11:59 PM
The registered sex offenders should be in the National Database and unless they are using alias's at the shelters cross referenced with the data base.

SieSie
09-11-2005, 12:02 AM
Just what we need, more sex offenders on the street, unaccounted for. I don't know how to fix the problem, just wanted to say that this is very sad and worrisome, to say the least!

Tom'sGirl
09-11-2005, 12:03 AM
The registered sex offenders should be in the National Database and unless they are using alias's at the shelters cross referenced with the data base.
I heard today that some were fittled with tracking devices, but crap they'll only cut those things off if they plan to lay low and blend in other states to which they have now been evacuated.

As it is now, the registries can't, or rather don't have the man power to veriy if the address these offender give are their current address'.

joanofarc
09-11-2005, 12:52 AM
That's why the Red Cross is warning people....

So many people have sympathy and just want to help but you could be bringing a person in who could wind up hurting a member of your own family....be careful....

tybee204
09-11-2005, 02:10 AM
http://dailyworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050909/NEWS05/509090322

Law allows sex offenders in shelters

By Barry Johnson
Louisiana Gannett News Service

The seven parishes with the most damage and displaced people from the hurricane and flooding have 3,080 registered sex offenders and sexual predators, including 1,405 in Orleans Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police sex offender registry........





That means shelters and communities that take in evacuees have the ability to check people's names against the state or national sex offender registry.

"Anyone who has concerns or needs any information that we can legally give them, we will certainly provide it,'' said Patrick, who added that he was unaware of any concerns since evacuations began.

Officials with the American Red Cross River Center shelter in Baton Rouge refused to comment on the potential threat of sex offenders or any efforts to screen them. They referred inquiries to State Police, who said it is up to shelters and communities to take advantage of the information available.

Pepper
09-11-2005, 02:08 PM
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-superdome1sep01,0,4489032.story?coll=la-home-headlines

NEW ORLEANS A 2-year-old girl slept in a pool of urine. Crack vials littered a restroom. Blood stained the walls next to vending machines smashed by teenagers.

"The Louisiana Superdome, once a mighty testament to architecture and ingenuity, became the biggest storm shelter in New Orleans the day before Katrina's arrival Monday. About 16,000 people eventually settled in.

By Wednesday, it had degenerated into horror. A few hundred people were evacuated from the arena Wednesday, and buses will take away the vast majority of refugees today.

"We pee on the floor. We are like animals," said Taffany Smith, 25, as she cradled her 3-week-old son, Terry. In her right hand she carried a half-full bottle of formula provided by rescuers. Baby supplies are running low; one mother said she was given two diapers and told to scrape them off when they got dirty and use them again.

At least two people, including a child, have been raped. At least three people have died, including one man who jumped 50 feet to his death, saying he had nothing left to live for."
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Have these criminals who raped and killed been caught, and will they be prosecuted?

BillyGoatGruff
09-11-2005, 02:26 PM
The registered sex offenders should be in the National Database and unless they are using alias's at the shelters cross referenced with the data base.
Yeah, you can trust a sex offender to tell you the truth. :rolleyes: