July 10, 2011

Louisiana Listed Among States in Compliance with Federal Adam Walsh Act

Again we see another state violating the rights of registrants in the name of AWA, the law which is but a end-run around constitutional protections, and crafted behind closed doors by a few persons in Congress and passed under suspension of the rules which is not allowed for such legislation. Louisiana succumbs while other states hold back. There is nothing uniform about the Adam Walsh Act, it creates a state of confusion designed to harm those registered under it under the pretext (ruse) of protecting the public.
7-2-2011 Louisiana:

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced today that the United States Department of Justice has determined that Louisiana is in substantial compliance with the Federal Adam Walsh Act. The state now joins just seven other states which have substantially implemented Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, also known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act or SORNA.

"This finding of substantial compliance was based on numerous legislative, policy and technological changes and updates made in recent years with regard to sex offender registration and community notification," said Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. "These efforts were spearheaded by the Attorney General's Office in cooperation with the Louisiana Sheriff's Association, the Louisiana District Attorney's Association, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, State Police, the Office of Probation and Parole and the Louisiana Legislature."

Congress passed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act in 2006, following several high-profile stories of sex offenders who were bouncing from state to state to assault and kill children.

The mandate requires every state to adopt more uniform standards for registering sex offenders by July of this year. Its backers crafted the legislation so offenders would have a harder time evading authorities, especially when crossing state lines. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates there are more than 780,000 sex offenders nationwide with about 100,000 living in violation of their registration requirements.

In 2007, the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 970, which was signed by the governor as Act 460 and became effective January 1, 2008.

States that fail to comply with the upcoming federal deadline risk losing 10 percent of their Byrne JAG funding annually. That money is used by law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies to purchase equipment, provide training, and help victims. Louisiana would have faced losing roughly $450,000.00 of this funding for failing to comply by the deadline. ..Source.. by KATC.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

$450,000 ? is that what there afraid of loosing? There going to lose alot more than that when in the next few years there burden will be so enormous that they will have no choice but to disolve the law all together.Nothing good is going to come out of this and all this means is that the state legislaters ( republican side that is ) are doing there best to make themselves and there worthless party look good to the voters but when the voters and tax payers see what this is going to cost they will remember when it does come to vote time.I give it a few years and thats all she wrote for that state.