Mood: on fire
Topic: "Poland Parole Patrol"(5)
Nineteen years ago, when he was 15 years old, and living in the State of Florida, William Hawkins had sex with a 12 year-old girl. He served two years of house arrest, and 10 years on probation. After relocating to Cobb County, Georgia, Hawkins learned that he was required to register with the County as a Sex Offender. Failure to do so in a timely manner resulted in a full year in jail. During that period of time, his wife of five years had relocated to Virginia. When he was released from jail, he was again placed on probation, and informed that the terms of his probation required him to remain in Cobb County. William Hawkins officially became homeless.
In Georgia, it is against the law for any "Registered Sex Offender" to live, work, or loiter within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, child care facilities and other areas where children gather. Upon his release from jail, his Probation Officer handed him a piece of paper with the address of an office park in Cobb County and told him that a congregation of homeless sex offenders were encamped in the woods nearby. It is, arguably, the only location in the entire County that meets the requirements of the State Law. The land is the property of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Mr. Hawkins purchased a tent, and moved in, desperate to meet the continuing terms of his probation.
Mark McKinnon, a "spokesman" for the Georgia DOT, today announced that the homeless sex offenders must vacate the premises by Tuesday. McKinnon stated, "We don't want to allow anyone to live on our property for liability issues." Mr. Hawkins has no place to go that will keep him from technically violating the terms of his probation.
Roman Polanski, at age 43, took advantage of, and raped, a 13 year-old girl, 31 years ago. After pleading guilty to having sex with a minor, he fled the United States in 1978, and continued his career from his residence in France. During the trial, it was substantiated that Polanski persuaded the child to take off her clothes with a ruse about a photo shoot for a magazine. Plying her with champagne, he then sodomized her, among other acts. The child told the police that she had told him to stop, but she did not forcibly resist because she was afraid of Polaanski.
The prosecutors in the Polanski Trial agreed to a plea bargain that would have kept Polanski in jail for 42 days. Polanski failed to appear for sentencing because he was afraid that the Judge might not honor that agreement, and so he fled the country. He was recently arrested by Swiss authorities, and is presently fighting extradition. A plethora of "enlightened artists", including Debra Winger, have argued on behalf of Polanski.
Frodo argues for William Hawkins.
Frodo respectfully suggests that Roman Polanski be brought to Cobb County, Georgia, for adjudication. He might want to bring a tent, and a map.