Legislature

Bill aimed at reducing parental kidnapping

By Patrick Lally/Staff Writer Thursday, July 14, 2005 A bill introduced to the state legislature would make it harder for parents without legal custody of their children to hide the whereabouts of their child, state Rep. Karyn Polito, R-Shrewsbury, said.…

Police fail at missing-child reporting

Dozens of departments aren’t following federal law, investigation shows Monday, May 16, 2005 By THOMAS HARGROVE SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Fifteen-year-old Bryona Williams had been missing for four days before the Detroit Police Department reported her disappearance to state and…

Miami Mayor Wants Sex Offender Ban

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The mayor has proposed an ordinance that would effectively ban registered sex offenders from living in Miami Beach. Mayor David Dermer wants to prevent sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet, or…

Pink Plates Proposed For Sex Offenders

Yellow Plates Already In Use For Drunken Drivers April 27,  2005 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohioans convicted of drunken driving can be seen driving vehicles with yellow license plates. If one Ohio lawmaker has his way, sexual predators could soon…

New penalties for crimes against kids

The Jessica Lunsford Act takes effect this week, increasing sanctions for crimes committed against children. BY DAVID ROYSE Associated Press TALLAHASSEE – Some sex criminals who target kids will face the possibility of life in prison or lifetime monitoring by…

Children’s Safety Act Introduced

By Josh Montez A proposal introduced today on Capitol Hill hopes to protect children from sex offenders by making it harder for the molesters to hide. The Children’s Safety Act will beef up the penalties for sex offenders who don’t…