July 29, 2005

How Many Times Must This Occur?

Folks, when is the government, the Courts, and the Left, going to get it so this is minimized (there will always be bad people in the world) or stopped?

DURHAM, N.C. -- A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged with sexual assaults involving two teenage girls.

Santiago Bonee Elliott, 32, of Davinci Street in Durham, has been charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and two counts of statutory rape. He is in Durham County Jail under a $150,000 bond.

Elliott was convicted in 1991 of taking indecent liberties with a minor and first-degree sexual offense.

How many times a week are we hearing these stories? Heck, one a year is too many. It is 14 years since he was convicted last. Now he is out and doing it again. Did I mention the rest?

Elliott was first arrested on June 17 after officers stopped a car for a traffic violation on Holloway Street. When officers approached the car, they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, the police department said in a statement.

Investigators said that the officers also noticed that Elliott's pants were undone and that there was a 13-year-old girl in the back seat. Elliott was charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory rape in that case.

This week, investigators charged Elliott in connection with a 2004 case involving a 14-year-old girl.

So, he is a convicted sex offender and under investigation for an offense from last year. What the HELL was he doing on the street? The Durham PD have some explaining to do.

Want more?

Michael Wayne Goldston already had a record of violent crime when Durham police jailed him last summer on his most serious charge yet: murder.

In March, nine months later, a man was walking on Gunter Street when he was attacked and robbed. One of the suspects was Michael Goldston. Police took him back to jail.

In April, investigators raided a house on Gunter Street and found crack cocaine. Police took Michael Goldston back to jail.

This month, a probation officer reported that his client didn't show up. Police took Michael Goldston back to jail.

That's where Goldston is today, unable to make $500,000 bail on his probation violation charges. Still, after being charged with murder in June 2004, Goldston, 23, has gotten out of jail three times, only to return on charges he has accumulated since then.

Ok, so I switched crimes a bit. I think this illustrates a system that is not working. Notice, same town. If they care so little for murder, what chance is there to protect kids from pedophiles?

Posted by William Teach at July 29, 2005 08:03 PM | TrackBack

They are actually discussing cutting their cahonies off down in Bama.

Posted by: Jay at July 29, 2005 10:50 PM

It's called "The Death Penalty". And I hate to remind you, but you're against it.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 30, 2005 11:35 PM

Oh, wait--I assumed Jody had posted this. Sorry, Teach.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 30, 2005 11:36 PM

That's ok, Jeff.

Me, I am all for the Death Penalty. There should be specific appeals courts set up for it. That way the execution takes place less then a year after the conviction. No 10-20 years on death row. And, this may sound harsh, no lethal injection. Punishment is supposed to be tough, otherwise it is useless. Hanging, firing squad, Old SParky. I also think more of corporal punishment, such as floggings, for criminals.

Sound harsh and cruel? Incarceration teaches nothing. A good spanking does.

Posted by: William Teach at July 31, 2005 10:39 AM

I don't think I can handle reading more.

Posted by: Stacy at July 31, 2005 02:11 PM

How so, Stacey?

Posted by: William Teach at July 31, 2005 04:34 PM

I think, from what I know of Stacy, she's referring to the content of the post. It sickens anyone with moral sensibilities.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 31, 2005 09:21 PM

Thanks for taking up the cause and posting this story. I know it is sickening but I believe we bloggers can make a lot of noise and get some changes in place.

Posted by: Housewife at August 1, 2005 12:34 AM
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