"3-Children"/Focus Organization

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

3/7/10

COLUMNIST RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR, OF OF THE SAN DIEGO UNION NEWSPAPER, WROTE AN ARTICLE TITLED, "CHELSEA KING DEATH A STRONG CASE FOR TOUGHER SEX OFFENDER LAWS".  IN HIS ARTICLE HE STATES, "THE MORE WE LEARN ABOUT JOHN ALBERT GARDNER'S NUMEROUS BRUSHES WITH THE LAW, THE MORE ANGER BUILDS OVER A DEFECTIVE SYSTEM FOR DEALING WITH SEX OFFENDERS".  THIS WAS WRITTEN SEVEN MONTHS AFTER THE LOCATING OF JAYCEE DUGARD AND THE ARREST OF HER ABDUCTOR PHILIP GARRIDO.  SAME SCENARIO, A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER NOT BEING MONITORED EFFICIENTLY, ONLY IN JOHN GARDNER'S CASE A YOUNG WOMAN IS MURDERED.  COLUMNIST NAVARRETTE ALSO STATES, "WE MIGHT JUST BE AT THE THRESHOLD OF A NATIONAL CRUSADE TO FIX THE BROKEN LAWS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO DEAL WITH SEX OFFENDERS" - SHOULDN'T WE HAVE BEEN AT THAT THRESHOLD SEVEN MONTHS AGO WHEN ALL THE FAILURES WERE DISCOVERED ABOUT BOTH THE FEDERAL PROBATION MONITORING OF PHILIP GARRIDO (FOR THE FIRST TEN YEARS AFTER HIS EARLY PRISON RELEASE), THEN THE FAILURE BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE PROBATION DEPARTMENT'S MONITORING FOR THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS.  REGARDING THIS HORRIFIC FAILURE BY BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE PROBATION MONITORING OF GARRIDO, THE SAN MATEO TIMES EDITORIAL PAGE HAD AN ARTICLE TITLED, "STOP THE BUREAUCRATIC DANCE ON GARRIDO CASE" (OUR OPINION ARTICLE 11/09/09).  IN THEIR ARTICLE THEY WROTE, "AT A CERTAIN POINT, THE BUREAUCRATIC RESPONSE OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS IS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH.  UNLESS AND UNTIL OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKES AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY, THEY ARE DESTINED TO REPEAT THEM.  SOMETIMES THAT'S JUST UNACCEPTABLE."  OBVIOUSLY OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS DID NOT OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKES, AND THEY REPEATED THEM, RESULTING IN THE MURDER OF CHELSEA KING.  AND, IF IT'S "UNACCEPTABLE" HOW DID THE SAME THING HAPPEN AGAIN?  COLUMNIST NAVARRETTE ALSO STATES IN HIS ARTICLE ABOUT GARDNER, "...BY NOT SUBJECTING GARDNER TO THE LEVEL OF MONITORING THAT HE CLEARLY DESERVED AFTER HE WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON - RESIGNATIONS SHOULD FOLLOW."  DID RESIGNATIONS FOLLOW THE DISCOVERED PERVERSE FAILURES BY BOTH THE FEDERAL AND STATE PROBATION AGENCIES IN THE GARRIDO CASE, OR ARE THE SAME PROBATION PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HORRIFIC AND PERVERSE FAILURE BY THE PROBATION AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING JOHN ALBERT GARDNER?  NAVARRETTE CONTINUES, "...WITH A MORE EFFICIENT CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN WHICH SEX OFFENDERS GET LONGER SENTENCES AND ARE SUBJECT TO MORE THOROUGH MONITORING ONCE THEY GET OUT OF PRISON - (CHELSEA) KING MIGHT BE ALIVE TODAY", (AND JAYCEE DUGARD MIGHT HAVE BEEN LOCATED A SHORT TIME AFTER HER ABDUCTION INSTEAD OF EIGHTEEN YEARS LATER.

 

FURTHERMORE, REGARDING THE FAILURE OF OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR MISSING CHILDREN ISSUES, BOTH OF THE "NATIONAL PROGRAMS", DEVELOPED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TO HELP FIND A MISSING CHILD/PERSON ARE NOT BEING MANAGED OR OPERATED ACCORDING TO THEIR ORIGINAL INTENT, OR ACCORDING TO THEIR WRITTEN DIRECTIONS.  BOTH THE "NALC/USPS CHILD ALERT PROGRAM"F AND THE "GSA MISSING CHILD NOTICE PROGRAM", ARE FAILING MISERABLY, AND BOTH OF THEM ARE PART OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER (PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM OF 1/19/96).  IN COLUMNIST NAVARRETTE'S ARTICLE HE STATES, "THERE IS NOTHING MORE FUNDAMENTAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF A SOCIETY THAN IT'S ABILITY TO PROTECT IT'S CHILDREN."  NEITHER THE NATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP FIND A MISSING CHILD, OR THE FEDERAL AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING SEX OFFENDERS ARE HELPING "TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN".  ACCORDING TO THE INTENT AND THE WRITTEN EXECUTIVE ORDER DIRECTIONS, FOR THE TWO NATIONAL PROGRAMS, "WITHIN 24 HOURS OF A REPORTED MISSING CHILD, EVERY POST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY IS REQUIRED TO HAVE THAT CHILD'S MISSING NOTICE POSTED FOR DISPLAY IN THE BOX LOBBY SECTION OF THE POST OFFICE AND IN THE WORKROOM FLOOR AREA, SO THE CARRIERS CAN VIEW THE FLYERS BEFORE AND/OR AFTER THEIR ROUTE."  IN RESEARCH DONE BY A WEST COAST BASED PUBLIC SUPPORTED CHARITY (FOCUS/"3-CHILDREN" ORGANIZATION - www.focusthreechildren.org)  THEY DISCOVERED OUT OF OVER 2,700 POST OFFICES THEY WENT INTO, ONLY TWO (2), POSTED FOR DISPLAY, THE MONTHLY PRINTED NCMEC "POSTAL BULLETIN MISSING CHILD NOTICES", AS THEY ARE REQUIRED  (AND, NONE OF THE POST OFFICES HAD THE CURRENT AMBER ALERT NOTICES DISPLAYED).

 

CURRENTLY, THE MOST MASSIVE AND EXTENSIVE SEARCH EFFORT FOR A MISSING CHILD EVER DONE, IS TAKING PLACE IN SAN FRANCISCO.  IT'S THE RENEWED SEARCH FOR MISSING CHILD/PERSON KRISTEN MODAFFERI WHO DISAPPEARED IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 1997 (SAME YEAR PHILIP GARRIDO IS SAID TO HAVE STOPPED RAPING JAYCEE DUGARD).  TWO PUBLIC SUPPORTED CHARITIES HAVE COMBINED IN A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE SEARCH EFFORTS TAKING PLACE IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE KRISTEN FOUNDATION (BASED IN NORTH CAROLINA, NAMED AFTER KRISTEN MODAFFERI -ALSO, KRISTEN'S LAW , WHICH PROVIDED THE FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR MISSING ADULTS, IS NAMED AFTER KRISTEN) AND THE CHARITY MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY.  NOT ONLY HAVE THEY ARRANGED FOR EIGHT LARGE "BILLBOARD SIZE" POSTERS OF KRISTEN TO BE DISPLAYED ALONG MAJOR TRANSPORTATION ROUTES LEADING INTO AND OUT-OF THE CITY, THEY'RE ALSO CONDUCTING A MASSIVE FLYER DISTRIBUTION AND POSTING THROUGHOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA  (WITH THE HELP FROM LOCAL BOY AND GIRL SCOUT GROUPS AND SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER GROUPS).  PLUS, THEY'VE CONVINCED NCMEC's JERRY NANCE, TO INCLUDE KRISTEN AMONGST THE MARCH PRINTED AND EMAILED "POSTAL BULLETIN MISSING CHILD NOTICES".  AND, THEY'VE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON D.C. STATING, "HELPING TO LOCATE MISSING CHILDREN IS IMPORTANT TO THE USPS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH NCMEC's NALC/USPS CHILD ALERT PROGRAM.  AS A RESULT OF YOUR LETTER, WE PLAN TO SEND A REMINDER TO DISPLAY THE POSTAL BULLETIN MISSING CHILDREN POSTERS IN POST OFFICES."   IF THE NCMEC ACTUALLY PRINTS AND EMAILS KRISTEN'S NOTICE TO EVERY POSTMASTER IN THE COUNTRY, AND IF THE POSTMASTERS ACTUALLY MAKE COPIES AND POST THEM FOR DISPLAY IN EVERY POST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY, THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THIS NATIONAL PROGRAM ACTUALLY FUNCTIONS AS IT'S INTENDED; THEREFORE, MIGHT ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH WHAT IT'S INTEDEED TO ACCOMPLISH:  FIND MISSING CHILDREN.

IF THIS IS ACTUALLY DONE IT WOULD ESTABLISH A PRECEDENCE FOR FUTURE SEARCHES FOR A MISSING CHILD; THEREFORE, MORE MISSING CHILDREN/PERSONS WILL BE LOCATED AND FEWER MISSING CHILDREN WILL END UP BEING RECOVERED (MURDERED). 

 

IF, AS COLUMNIST RUBEN NAVARETTE JR. SAYS, "WE MIGHT BE AT A THRESHOLD OF A NATIONAL CRUSADE TO FIX THE BROKEN LAWS..." THEN WE AS A SOCIETY MUST "DEMAND OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKES, AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY..." TO FIX THE LAWS AND PROGRAMS DEVELOPED TO HELP BOTH FIND AND PREVENT MISSING CHILDREN/PERSONS. 

 

TERRY M. PARKS

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