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Earlier today we listed some of the strong reaction to the arrest of Department of Homeland Security deputy press secretary Brian J. Doyle for attempting to arrange sexual relations with what he believed to be a 14-year-old female.
So what do we know about is Brian Doyle? He's a former long-time Time magazine Washington bureau employee, a civil servant, and a registered Democrat.
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the most important child protection legislation in the last 20 years by a vote of 400-25. The legislation, originally titled the Child Abduction Prevention Act, includes the highly publicized "AMBER Alert" proposal.
Senate Democrats have threatened to block the legislation in their chamber based on their opposition to the Feeney Amendment.
Scott W. Ballo, a long-time spokesman for various Democratic political campaigns and a former communications director for the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, was arraigned today in Marion County Circuit Court on two charges of encouraging child sex abuse (both misdemeanors) and one charge of official misconduct (also a misdemeanor),
according to the court clerk's office.
The charges relate to pornography allegedly found on Ballo's work computer when he was employed by the economic and community development department, according to a person familiar with the case.
Congressman Mel Reynolds, the Democrat convicted of 12 charges, including sex with 16-year-old Beverly Heard and asking her to take pornographic photographs of a 15-year old, was indicted on August 21, 1994. ABC, the current scourge of congressional teen-sex scandals, reported nothing – until Reynolds was convicted a year later, on August 23, 1995. In fact, on May 13, 1994, ABC featured Reynolds in a "Person of the Week" speaking out in favor of two Chicago ladies fighting child molesters:
...instead of the 967 months in jail – nearly 81 years – for which he was liable, Judge Robert Lewis, another Democrat, gave him, in a plea bargain with the office of District Attorney Ron Moore, who was elected as a Democrat, a 10-12 month sentence.
According to the Chair, Senator Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles), SB 368 was held in committee due to her decision to shelve any measure which may lengthen prison sentences, propose new crimes or does not provide counseling or therapy for those convicted. Such bills are considered to diverge with Chair’s established Receivership/Overcrowding Crisis Aggravation (ROCA) moratorium.
As a result of the moratorium, pedophiles and child rapists will continue to go unpunished for their insidious acts.
Three days after Raymond Buckley quit the race for Democratic Party chairman amid news that he's the subject of a child pornography investigation, many prominent Democrats came to his defense, saying that the accusations don't square with the longtime party activist's reputation.
Prosecutors dropped child-enticement charges this morning against the former chairman of the Republican Party of Brown County after the alleged victim failed to appear at a preliminary hearing.
Atchison, 53, of Pensacola, Fla., was put on suicide watch after he used a bed sheet in an attempted suicide in September. Detroit police confirmed Atchison's suicide death at 10:14 a.m. Friday. They have not released any details.