Cherokee County Deputies checking on sex offenders

Cherokee County Deputies checking on sex offenders

POSTED: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 5:33am

UPDATED: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 9:32am

Only four not in compliance to registry requirements

Jacksonville---The Daily Progress is reporting; of the 70 registered sex offenders in Cherokee County, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department found only four not in compliance to registry requirements.

U.S. Marshals along with the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force and local probation officers helped deputies track-down offenders who are registered living in the county. 

The Sheriff's Department told The Daily Progress; this means authorities can check-in on convicted offenders from time to time with follow-up visits and if non-compliance is an issue; officers can serve felony warrants.  

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I understand now. If a person has been charged with committing MURDER, he doesn't have to talk. He can say NOTHING to the police.

However, a person suspected of failure to update an address or violating any number of laws MUST speak to the police and incriminate himself OR he goes to jail, OR he goes to jail for his incrimination AND that will all be used against him.

There are legal gymnastics required to show how a murderer but not a sex offender gets 5th amendment protection.

Just remember, the 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "No person...shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..."

You can't go up to a person, who owes NOTHING to the State because their sentence has been completed and tell them: TALK or off to jail.

I know the whole Constitution thing, when it comes to whomever you don't like, does not apply. Foolish me.

How do you apply the 5th amendment to murderers and not a person accused of violating the registry.

In fact, to get a violation, YOU NEED the offender to incriminate himself.

Murderers get protection under the U.S. Constitution, but, a person on the registry does NOT?

The credibility of the registry is VERY LOW.

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