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  • Anonymous

    I don’t want convicted murderers, kidnappers, sex offenders, etc.  “integrating into my community”, near my family.  This is one government data base I’m in favor of.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you on that one…check out the site…it’s kinda scary some of the people that walk among us…. for example:

      https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/mdoc/search-and-deposit/detail.pl?mdoc_number1=4380

      • Anonymous

        Six counts of gross sexual assault.
        Sentenced to 15 years with all but 7 suspended.
        Followed by 6 years probation.
        I will NEVER understand the Maine criminal court system. It is just absurd.

    • What about the ones who havent been convicted?

      • Anonymous

        Can’t do much about that.

  • Anonymous

    I wish this also contained POA’s. Protection From Abuse Orders, because no one tracks these men. These are considered civil, even though we are talking about very dangerous people. Stalkers, those who rape and domestic cases. The Victim isn’t updated of their address change as the offender moves around. The paper isn’t worth the paper its printed on. These people need to be added to their database. To consider abuse civil is crazy at this late date….By now society should know better.

  • Anonymous

    POA’s are not issued to men only, a neak young lady can also have a POA served on them, this keeps them apart from the other person, while court dates get set.  during this time, they are not convicted of any thing. as of yet. They are not convicted of any thing and so their names should NOT be in print….until convicted!

    • Anonymous

      I agree 100% we live in America sorry we have civil rites that’s how it goes …and you don’t want that taken from you……especially just to know where a drug dealer lives that has cleaned his life up and is now a good person .. And a lot of people who comment on here are just as BAD just never got caught…. so don’t think any One is better then any one ….. Live and let live .. People from Maine are just up in everyone’s business …rubber knecking …

  • Anonymous

    The perps running the taxpayer funded electronic cesspools called Maine Department of Corrections batted .750 last year. This means 75 out of 100 inmates released from prison in Maine will return to prison usually for a new crime or from the Maine DOC induced disease called Institutionalization
    Syndrome
    see  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_syndrome

    Of course the moonbats  in Augusta have given Maine voters and taxpayers the Stockholm Syndrome where they have held us hostage by using fear as a psychological tool to frighten us into giving away our tax dime to fund the black hole called The Criminal Justice system.
    see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome
    also see
    . Cop Gets Three Years for Targeting, Stealing From Hispanic Drivers

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/10/2582756/officer-sentenced-to-3-years-for.html
    Racial profiling might seem lucrative, but the cost of doing business will eventually catch up.

    A Florida police officer who was arrested for stealing cash from Hispanics he pulled over was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday, reports the Miami Herald.

    My question to angry Maine Taxpayers is you would not buy a product that has a 75% failure rate.
    Why do you fund the Maine Dept of Corrections which spends $35,000.00 a year on one inmate to produce a more vicious and competent criminal?

    Folks, the inmates are running the Asylum/prisons, eh?

    see link for full story
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/27/siu.fbi.internal.documents/index.html
    CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape

    By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
    January 27, 2011

    Editor’s note: Some content in this report may be offensive to readers. For more on this CNN exclusive story, watch Kyra Phillips’ full report on “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer” tonight starting at 5 p.m. ET.

    Washington (CNN) — An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.

    A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while “satisfying himself.”

    And an employee in a “leadership position” misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.

    These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years.

    Read the FBI documents obtained by CNN

    • Anonymous

      What does any of your post have to do with the article?

  • Anonymous

    Once again here is proof that our judicial system does not work!  I do not believe in rehabilitating violent murders, rapist drug dealers etc. and if one of them were to harm a member of my family there would be no point in allowing our failed judicial system to handle it again!  When criminals walk the victims and tax payers loose!

  • Anonymous

    Very nice site.

  • Anonymous

    It’s about time!

  • Anonymous

    Newport to Fort Kent? That’s an area.

    My ONLY concern with this is that I want the fact that you will be included in this database if you are convicted ON THE LAW BOOKS…So that it is a part of your punishment as opposed to some sort of add on that will give people the ability to say “but he or she had paid their debt to society”…Put in the statutes that this portion will be a perma-debt.

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Garvey, I must disagree with you in your defense of the convicted. Knowledge is the best asset one has when dealing with ex-cons. If they don’t want their information made public then they should of thought twice about the crimes they committed. I use the sex offender list in Massachusetts to track offenders that may live in my grandchildrens area. Iwant to know who is in their back yard!

    • Anonymous

      A sex offender is different story that has to do with kids and pretecting them …so your saying you never broke the law ever no speeding ,creeping on a stop sign , jay walking and back in high school, college .. no drunk driving drinking under age drinking, maybe took one hit and didn’t inhale … So come on u want every one knowing that stuff..might as well put traffic offenders in there then we can all run around and call u a law breaking speeder like every one from mass… 5mph over is speeding .. I’m just saying .. So if we let this happen the next thing will be a list of people who don’t pay there bills on time …….or who sucks at working and can’t hold a job ;actually that would be good list haha …

      • kennyh

        This shows how bad these ‘lists’ are! The sex offender list is not only for child sexual predators yet here’s an example of how the mis-informed public treats those on the list. I seriously doubt that an 18 yr old man having relations with his 16 yr old girlfriend (apparently its not a crime if those genders are reversed) can be compared to some slimy twisted predator creeping around children’s playgrounds. Yet because of the petty uptight biddies that constructed this list, they are all lumped together! (BTW, I’m not on any lists).
        These lists are dangerous.

        • Anonymous

          It’s not a crime anyway. The absolute age of consent in Maine is 16, regardless of gender. An 18 year old can legally have sex with a 14-year-old, as can a 19-year-old as long as they’re not more than 5 years older than the 14yo. Once someone turns 16 in Maine, anyone can legally have sex with them, even if they’re 80. I am 100% confident of these facts and please research the law before making a response saying it’s not true.

    • Anonymous

      let me help you here

      Prosecutors move to dismiss charges against former Scout leader

      January 3, 2007

      NEW HAVEN, Conn. –Federal prosecutors have moved to dismiss charges against a retired FBI agent who was indicted on child sex charges dating back more than a decade when he was a Boy Scout leader, in response to the death of his accuser.

      William Hutton, 63, of Killingworth, was arrested in February on charges he enticed a member of his Scout troop to Maine for the purpose of sexual activity in 1994 and 1995.

      3rd read 
      http://www.headwatersproductions.com/press/article5.html
      Edward Rodgers was in charge of investigating cases of Child Abuse at the FBI

      THE DENVER POST – Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire
      May 17, 1990
      Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse
      By Howard Prankratz
      Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer

      Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of their father.

      The award to Sharon Simone, 45, and Susan Hammond, 44, followed testimony of Rodgers’ four daughters in person or through depositions, describing repeated physical abuse and sexual assaults by their father from 1944 through 1965.

      Rodgers, 72, who became a child abuse expert after retiring from the FBI and joining the colorado Springs DA’s office, failed to appear for the trial. But in a deposition taken in March, Rodgers denied ever hitting or sexually abusing his children.

      4th read

      FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse

      Tuesday February 17, 2004 11:46 PM

      By JOHN SOLOMON

      Associated Press Writer
      https://antipolygraph.org/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1077052156
      WASHINGTON (AP) – The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.

      John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, Texas, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.

      5th read

      Monday August 8, 2005 Longtime FBI agent sentenced to prison on child porn count
      http://www.fbi.gov/kansascity/press-releases/2010/kc033110.htm
      also see http://www.policeone.com/news/113935-Longtime-Idaho-FBI-Agent-Sentenced-for-Possessing-Child-Porn/
      By JOHN MILLER

      Associated Press Writer

      BOISE, Idaho (AP) A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest mountain-man Claude Dallas and was involved in a deadly 1984 siege involving white supremacists in Washington state is going to prison for 12 months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

      William Buie, 64, of Boise, most recently worked as an investigator for the Idaho attorney general’s office.

      6th read

      February 22, 2007
      http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/022007/02232007/262383
      SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. A  F.B.I. analyst has been sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with a young girl in Spotsylvania County.
      Forty-four-year-old Anthony John Lesko entered an Alford plea yesterday in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to nine counts of felony indecent liberties upon a child. An Alford plea means Lesko doesn’t admit guilt but believes there is enough evidence for a conviction.
      Authorities say Lesko engaged in a sex act with her nine times, beginning when she was nine years old.
      According to the plea, Lesko said he was a victim in the case. He said the girl initiated the contact.

      7th  read

      FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public
      http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/12/ex-fbi_agent_sentenced_to_pris.html
      May 25, 2007 09:02 PM
      FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public

      Posted by, Marissa Pasquet KOLD News 13 News Editor

      FBI Special Agent Ryan Seese, 34, is facing sex offense charges after a cleaning woman said she found him masturbating in a women’s lavatory on campus, according to a University of Arizona police spokesman.

      8th read
      FBI agent arrested on child sexual assault charge

      Associated Press – January 15, 2008 6:14 PM ET
      http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_7978377
      PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – An FBI agent is under arrest in Pueblo for investigation of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust.

      Authorities say 53-year-old David Allan Johnson is being held in the Pueblo County jail today on a $100,000 bail.

      9th read

      Former Great Falls FBI  agent sentenced on child sex charges

      Jan 23, 2008

      A man from Great Falls who’s accused of sexually assaulting five underage girls will be spending the next 10 years behind bars.

      Stanley Perkins, 64, changed his plea to guilty after police began investigating him for child molestation in August 2006.

      The former educator, who also served two years as an FBI agent, was sentenced on one count of felony sexual assault.

  • Anonymous

    Prisoner advocates? Why is there no advocate for teh ones those criminals hurt by theri malicious deeds? This has got to be left leaning bleeding heart group.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve looked at the website.  If it weren’t for the cost ($21 – $31) I would have put in my own relatively common name to see what happened. Several times a year, I do a Yahoo or Google search for my own name. So far, and as far as I know, my “doubles” have been behaving themselves. Not everyone will be so fortunate.  A friend’s “double” is accused of murder in another country, and another friend was actually carted off to police lock-up after a very minor traffic violation because there was a warrant for her “double’s” arrest.

    So I urge people – especially if you have a common name, if the neighbors start avoiding you, if you don’t get a job for which you are well qualified, if you notice that you are delayed more than most other people at the border, ……… use this website so that you can be prepared for … misunderstandings. 

    The website does ask for birth dates, and in the case if identical names AND birth dates, they say to use fingerprints.

    • Guest

      The website is free….

  • Anonymous

    Thank you – helpful information.

  • Guest

    ….

  • Anonymous

    Why not just sell region 3 on this map to Canada?

  • Anonymous

    This has the potential to be misused and do more harm than good.  Does commission of a felony, say selling a joint, necessarily mean you should be unemployable forever?  Does that deter criminality?  Don’t we believe that after you did your time, you can get back to having a productive life? 

    Either Americans are very unexceptional and more lawless than the rest of the world or we punish more harshly here than anywhere else.  We have an insane and unsustainable number of people in prison here.  Much higher than any country the world has ever known. 

    When and where does the madness of mass-imprisonment end?  We are becoming a nation without a conscience.

    • Anonymous

       May I pick two names from this list in order to relocate them next door to your home?”

    • Anonymous

      I don’t believe that selling a joint will ever classify as a felony. You have to be doing something seriously wrong to be convicted of a felony. 

      • Anonymous

        Okay, yo are partly right about that. Distribution is a class D misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison. Selling a pound or more is a felony and punishable by 5 years in prison.

        Go ahead and argue to keep America the prison capital of the world. I don’t believe we are safer for having prisons full of drug criminals. I know we are all poorer for it.

    • Anonymous

      “When and where does the madness of mass-imprisonment end?” When criminals stop committing crimes. The vast majority of the American people live their lives as law abiding citizens. If someone commits a crime, they deserve to be punished.

      • Anonymous

        So you are saying that Americans are the most lawless people in the world. So much for exceptionalism. The problem is that our punishments are very severe and do not actually deter crime in any meaningful way.

        I do not believe Americans are more lawless. I think our criminal justice system is too punitive for poor people and too lenient for the rich. I believe Americans are pretty much like Europeans as far as cultural attitudes about crime. They have a tenth of the imprisonment levels in most of Europe.

  • Anonymous

     It’s about time!

     I think that any body’s name that has a warrant out for their arrest should be on a searchable database also.

  • Anonymous

    The stats portraited show show drugs and sex offences are the winners. Drugs take 20%, sex takes 11% 

  • Anonymous

    The statistics show that in the Bangor area drugs take 20% and sex takes 11%, the winners in the survey. What would happen if the drug war ended and prostitution became legal ?Would the situation improve? Certainly felons would deminish. The candidate who speaks of more freedom and liberty is my friend because it provides more security.

  • Anonymous

    Lets be very honest 99% of these people aren’t ever going to get it together. They did what they did because they are who they are.. It’s a true look at the people the database was set up for. As for keeping anyone from obtaining gainful employment… There’s a wide assortment of employers who seem to prefer to hired criminals and ex convicts. Any decent employer would find that information out data base or none.

  • Anonymous

    Folks the inmates are running the Asylum
    The hacks do not see a problem connected to driving while female
    see  http://samuelwalker.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/dwf2002.pdf

    D.A. urges no parole for  officer who killed SDSU student

    January 11, 2012 |

    see link for full story

    San
    Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis will attend a parole hearing
    Wednesday to urge the board not to release a former California Highway
    Patrol officer who murdered a San Diego State student in 1986.

    Craig Peyer is serving a 25-year to life prison term for killing Cara
    Knott, 20, after a traffic stop in northern San Diego County. Knott was
    traveling home to El Cajon after visiting a boyfriend two days after
    Christmas.

    After strangling Knott, Peyer hurled her body off a bridge to the
    ground 100 feet below, according to evidence presented in court.
    Evidence suggested Peyer had a habit of stopping young women and making
    suggestive remarks.

    “Craig Peyer used his position as a law enforcement officer to commit
    a heinous crime with callous disregard for his young victim,” Dumanis
    said. “He continues to pose a very real danger to the public.”

  • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Excuse me. Another stupid poll  question from BDN.  Half this uselesss scum should  have been dropped in the ocean by now, and you ask if the State should maintain a public data base on this garbage. ARE YOU SERIOUS?

  • Anonymous

    My motto has always been: Trust no one and suspect everyone. 

  • Anonymous

    I think using housing and employment is a weak argument against this policy because a lot of employers, as well as more and more landlords check criminal and credit histories anyway.  This particular site, then, would not hinder employment when they can already see the conviction in their record.

  • Anonymous

    So, certain individuals are released from prison, but they’re still dangerous to the point where we need to know where they live and track them. Why are they not still locked up again?

  • Anonymous

    I personally feel this sets a very scary civil precedent. To the person who posted about the sex offender list, you are correct. An 18 with a 16 year old girlfriend can be on this list, and you can for ‘urinating in public’ too, which is much different than a 54 year old man fondling a 12 year old girl. And the list does not tell you what the circumstances are. With this new list, a felony can be a serious crime, however, there is a difference about knowing if someone committed murder and being caught with a bag of weed. And you can break that down further and say that  a bad choice could lead to a felony charge, not necessarily because it is your way of life, but let’s say you were involved in an accident and were charged with murder. It was not intentional even if the circumstances were wrong. It does not mean this person will do this again. This is just a step into future privacy issues, and it will eventually lead to something that infringes on YOUR privacy. That is the nature of the beast. Accept it once, and it creeps. Before you know it, it has gone way too far. I havent really made up my mind whether I agree wtih it or not, but I am swaying towards ‘NOT’. No one really needs to know everything about your neighbors. If you knew, would you then ignore, harrass, act nasty towards your neighbor when you wouldnt otherwise do that? We need to find ways to fix the problems, not create work around solutions that do not solve the issues. I fear this truly will open the door for more problems in our society, cause community hysteria, and will lend itself to our societies’ self righteous judgements and contribute even more to what seems to me to be more and more prevalent – rudeness, nosiness, nastiness of a society that no longer remembers to even say thank you to someone who holds the door for you. Privacy is a huge issue, no matter the intention. The more we give up, the more we lose, and the easier it is for the government to take it from you at will.

  • Anonymous

    Well if you are on probation do not agitate your neighbor. They may just be a “Gestapo”. Ready to turn you in for anything! 

  • Anonymous

    How does this or the sex offender registry help people? It makes life more difficult for ex-cons, meaning they are more likely to re-offend and much more likely to need state assistance since they’ll have a harder time finding employment. It just costs taxpayers more money and places the public at an increased risk.

    Just because you know your neighbor murdered someone or sold drugs to some kids doesn’t mean it changes anything or makes you safer – he still lives next door to you, still sees you every morning, and he’s still sleeping a few hundred feet from you every night. And there’s absolutely nothing you can do to change any of that. You’ll just be more paranoid now and maybe you’ll make it obvious that you know about your neighbor and do something to escalate the situation, placing you and your family in danger. What new precautions would you now be taking that you weren’t taking before, and shouldn’t you have been taking those precautions all along anyway?

    • Anonymous

      Psssst Coastline. The entire US Criminal Justice system is based on the punitive justice model.
      Voters and taxpayers, do not see themselves as primary consumers of the criminal justice system.
      The Criminal Justice Corporation in Maine is owned by the stockholders called taxpayers.
      Yet they have no say in how the system is run. Are voters ready for Restorative Justice?
      When the Bangor Police Department is the #1 employer of returning Marines as well as the Maine Dept of Corrections what do you expect, rehabilitation?
      The inmates can only get  as high as the politicians, eh?

      see link for full story
      http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2012/01/11/video-supposedly-shows-marines-urinating-on-dead-militants/?tsp=1
      Video supposedly shows Marines urinating on dead militants

      Screen grab from a video that appears to show Marines relieving themselves on dead insurgents.

      An extremely disturbing video purportedly showing U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of insurgents was posted on numerous websites Wednesday.

      The 39-second graphic video on TMZ, YouTube and other sites shows four men dressed in what appear to be Marine sniper uniforms exposing their genitals and desecrating the bodies. One of them can be heard saying, “Have a great day, buddy,” while another says, “Golden like a shower.”

      The unknown person who posted the video on YouTube included the caption “scout sniper team 4 with 3rd battalion 2nd marines out of camp lejeune peeing on dead talibans.”

  • Anonymous

    The State should be putting resources into helping ex-cons rehabilitate by finding jobs, getting them off welfare, helping them with housing and counseling services rather than further stigmatizing them and making life even more desperate, making them more likely to re-offend and thus costing the public even more in public harm and the costs of welfare and incarceration. It’s just going to cost the State more to do this because there will be more crime and more welfare costs and higher taxes to pay for more people in jail who could have been in the community contributing legal work.

  • Anonymous

    There are absolutely no resources in the State of Maine for ex-cons looking for employment assistance, FYI. There are some small pre-release programs to teach basic life skills, but that’s it. It seems the State is passively encouraging recidivism.

    • Anonymous

      Its in the self interest of the people running the Maine Prison system to have a high failure rate
      1. because there is no civilian oversight
      just like the US Military Industrial complex where they come from
      2. The moonbats love to run on the get tough on crime fear campaign
      It always works to get them elected
      3. The voters and taxpayers prefer not to see themselves as the primary consumer of the Criminal Justice system.
      If they did they would have to take responsibility for how it is run, eh?

      see link for full story
      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/01/baca-said-deputy-who-struck-woman-in-the-video-should-be-retrained.html

      Baca says deputy who struck woman in video may need retraining
      January 11, 2012 | 

      Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca says the sheriff’s deputy who was captured on video striking a woman on a Metro bus will be held accountable for his actions, but stopped short of saying he should be disciplined.

      “If the individual deputy who swung an elbow at the lady is looking at that as a sensible solution, we need to retrain that individual,” he told Ed Mertz of KNX-AM (1070) in an interview Wednesday.

      In the video, a female deputy holds the woman from behind while her partner appears to deliver a sweeping blow to the left side of her face. It’s unclear whether he strikes her with his fist or right forearm.

  • Anonymous

    “[Not all of the] 2,000 felons in the area are all bad people — some are effective members of society. Others will continue to recycle into our facilities over and over and over,” Ross said.

    Maybe this would be a good time to establish a “Three Strikes and You’re Out Law” for those “Others”.

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