Wednesday, November 3, 2010
It is a special treat when I get to sit and read an entire book these days. You know, a REAL book, with paper pages and a spine. Especially one that is not about politics. Recently I sat down with Bob Hamer's book, The Last Undercover, and had trouble putting it down. Hamer tells the story of his life as an undercover FBI agent for 26 years, but focuses on the last big undercover assignment he did -- infiltrating NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association).
Hamer describes the NAMBLA operation as the hardest of his career because of the emotional toll it took on him. He was sickened by much of what he heard and saw, but had to maintain his act. One scene from the book that I will probably never get out of my head is of a group of NAMBLA convention attendees going to the Toys R Us in New York City and pointing out little boys they would like to abuse. None of them approached any of the children, but the thought that right there, under the noses of the parents, a group of men was using their children to feed their sick fantasies is something I will probably think of anytime I am in a public place with my children.
Read more about Nambla here:
NAMBLA and Reform Sex Offender Laws Campaign
and the sex offender advocates whom support Nambla:
Sex Offender Support and Education Network
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sex offender charged in 2008 Redmond Halloween slaying
After moving from her native India, Arpana Jinaga was quick to jump into American culture, say those who knew her. On her first Halloween in Redmond, she played the role of party hostess by opening up her apartment to friends, neighbors and strangers.
On Oct. 31, 2008, the 24-year-old software programmer hosted more than two dozen people who rotated between her apartment and three others, said Redmond police Detective Brian Coats.
Among the people she met that night was a man who, unbeknown to her, was a violent sex offender, Coats said.
Hours later, the same man broke down Jinaga's door, gagged and raped her, and then strangled her, Coats said. The man then poured motor oil he found inside her home and caustic chemicals on her body in an apparent effort to conceal evidence, police said.
On Friday, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced that Emanuel Fair, who also goes by the name Anthony P. Parker, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Jinaga's 2-year-old slaying.
Fair, 27, has been at McNeil Island Correction Center for more than a year, serving time after a third conviction for failing to register as a sex offender. Officials say his earliest release date is February 2012.
Fair served just under three years in prison for having sex with an underage girl in 2003 and 2004. He pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree child rape, a reduced charge, in 2005 after the 15-year-old victim refused to testify, King County prosecutors said.
Fair also has prior convictions for second-degree robbery, unlawful firearms possession and drug possession, according to King County Superior Court records.
There goes the end of the myth that the Sex offenders advocates say every October, there is no documented proof a registered sex offender has ever committed a sex crime, well, now one has!