AUTHOR ARRESTED FOR PUBLISHING A “HOW-TO” BOOK FOR PEDOPHILES – P.C. 288

By: Wallin & Klarich

A 47-year-old man was arrested in Pueblo, Colorado for obscenity charges in Florida stemming from authoring and self-publishing a “how-to” guide for pedophiles. Philip Greaves was arrested on charges of distributing obscene materials depicting minors engaged in harmful conduct. His book, The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct, first went …

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 647.6 (a) – A CONVICTION OF ANNOYING OR MOLESTING A CHILD MAY ATTACH EVEN WHERE THERE ARE NO SPECIFIC VICTIMS –

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A recent decision handed down by the California Courts of Appeal, 2nd District, has made it easier to be convicted of P.C. 647.6 (a), which punishes persons who annoy or molest children under the age of 18 years of age. The defendant in the case argued that his conviction for annoying or molesting a child …

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ACCUSED “SKID ROW STABBER” HAS MURDER CONVICTION OVERTURNED AFTER 30 YEARS IN PRISON – PC 187

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On November 30, 2010, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal overturned the murder convictions of the accused “Skid Row Stabber” because the key prosecution witness, a jailhouse informant, had perjured himself in multiple other criminal proceedings. In the late 70s, Bobby Joe Maxwell was convicted of two murders believed to have been committed by the …

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SCARCE STATE RESOURCES CREATE LENGHTY DELAYS FOR DEATH PENALTY APPEALS

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Despite the abundance of attorneys in California, fewer lawyers are willing to accept appointments for death penalty inmates, creating significant delays in the legal process. Defense lawyers cite the significant emotional and financial costs in representing death penalty inmates. Court-appointed attorneys usually do not have the funds available to pay for investigators and paralegals, which …

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Involuntary Intoxication And “Blackout” As A Defense To Drunk Driving In California

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There is a legal debate related to whether an individual who commits a crime while in a “blackout” should be held as accountable for their actions as an individual who committed the same act while sober. The laws specifically disallow voluntary intoxication as a defense in criminal court. However, involuntary intoxication (prescribed medications, being slipped …

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Former Television Dance Competition Judge Facing Charges Of Child Molestation

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Former reality show judge Shane Sparks faces eight counts of PC 288, lewd conduct in Los Angeles County. Sparks, who prior to being arrested on charges, was a judge on the television dance competition ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’. Sparks is charged with eight counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. …

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L.A. Taggers Arrested for Vandalism – California Penal Code Section 594

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It was recently reported on LA Times that two men were arrested on suspicion of vandalism. Police officers served search warrants on suspected graffiti vandals and arrested two of the three suspects. The three men are alleged members of a tagging group called PCN, which stands for Painting City Nightly or Painters Causing Nightmares. They …

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