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Let’s all feel sorry for Christopher Lawyer, shall we?

This is what the leader of Boulder Rights Watch wrote on the Daily Camera Facebook page:

So the challenge of integrating a man the courts deemed well enough to return to society will have to be solved elsewhere. Not that I have all the answers, and the issue of SVPs is a tangled one, but all we can celebrate is having no solution. I don’t think that’s anything to be proud of. We also still have several such identified people here, so this doesn’t much change things. We still have to decide what we wish to do about finding a way to address such people in our community. If any of them reoffend, will we really be happy it happened to someone’s kid in California? Are we that self-serving?

This is so f***ed up on so many levels, I’ll just hit the lowlights:

1) Colorado parole authorities released Mr. Lawyer early, perhaps due to some influence from his mother, and it was NOT any judge who did so.

2) Mr. Lawyer HIMSELF requested to transfer his parole to California, and he will be required to register as a sex offender there, too.

3) Many of Boulder’s sex offenders are from other states! I’m sure O’Connor is aware of this, but he glosses it over; who knows why he’s LYING by omission?

4) How twisted is it to label concerned citizens as “self-serving” because they want to protect those who might fall prey to these predators? VERY TWISTED, especially when you consider that several homeless women who belong to Boulder Rights Watch took O’Connor to task on the issue of SVPs not very long ago. He just doesn’t get it . . . Apparently, Darren O’Connor is okay with numerous sex offenders living under the same roof at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless with survivors of these vicious felonies.

I’m hoping this clown no longer has any credibility with Boulder City Council members or city staff on any issue.

— MRW

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Boulder Shelter’s cash cow — Christopher Lawyer — moving to California

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!

By Max R. Weller

See the report in the Daily Camera here. Copied below in its entirety:

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Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer

Christopher Lawyer, a court-designated “sexually violent predator,” is set to move to California after a year of bouncing around Boulder County.

Lawyer, 42, had most recently been living at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 4869 N. Broadway. But Boulder police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden said that Lawyer’s parole officer informed the department that Lawyer has requested a travel voucher to move to California.

The move caps a year in which the convicted rapist continuously moved around Boulder County while being spurned by cities and residents following his release from prison.

Lawyer first moved in to Boulder County with his mother at 1265 Mallard Court last September, but was arrested on suspicion a parole violation within a few months after a parole officer found pornographic material in his possession.

After serving a brief prison sentence, Lawyer tried to move to the Bar-K neighborhood near Jamestown, but the move was met with staunch resistance from residents, and the Colorado Department of Corrections blocked the move because of the area’s distance from law enforcement.

After an unsuccessful attempt to move to Longmont, Lawyer managed to secure a parole bed at the homeless shelter in Boulder in May, a move that did not go over well with north Boulder residents.

Lawyer made a brief move to Longmont in early September but then once again moved back to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless.

Lawyer is believed to be the first person in Boulder County to gain the sexually violent predator designation after being convicted of rape in 2001. The label is given by a judge or the parole board to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes and believed to be prone to re-offend.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a Boulder woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut. Lawyer drove the woman to another location, and raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint.

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In fact, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless was receiving $280 per week from Colorado parole authorities for providing a “parole bed” to Mr. Lawyer. People in the neighborhood must never forget how executive director Greg Harms chose to put financial greed ahead of the safety of families.

Unfortunately, there are many more registered sex offenders — including 3 other Sexually Violent Predators — being pampered by the misguided do-gooders here in Boulder, CO. See the Boulder Police online registry here, and note how many list the 4869 N. Broadway address of BSH or are otherwise labeled as homeless.

I don’t understand why anyone would choose to donate to the support of these perverts, who are already being enabled by funds from the Worthy Cause sales tax as well as other taxes. A pox on all of ’em!

Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer once again at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

Read the report in the Daily Camera here. Copied below in its entirety:

Christopher Lawyer

Christopher Lawyer (Boulder Police Department)

Christopher Lawyer, a convicted rapist labeled a “sexually violent predator,” is back at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless after a brief stay in Longmont.

The Boulder Police Department announced Tuesday that Lawyer, 42, re-secured a bed at Boulder’s homeless shelter at 4869 N. Broadway.

Police said he de-registered with Longmont police after moving to the Lamplighter Motel, 1642 Main St., on a temporary basis Sept. 8.

Lawyer’s move to the Boulder shelter in May had upset nearby residents as the number of sexually violent predators at the shelter eventually rose to four.

Boulder police Chief Greg Testa earlier this month asked the Colorado Department of Corrections to stop paroling sexually violent predators to Boulder. However, Lawyer is the only one of the four living at the shelter on parole

Lawyer, convicted of rape in 2001, is believed to be the first person in Boulder County to gain the sexually violent predator designation. The label is given by a judge or the parole board to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes and believed to be prone to re-offend.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a Boulder woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut. Lawyer drove the woman to another location, and raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint.

Lawyer was paroled last year and briefly lived with his mother in unincorporated Boulder County before he was found to be in possession of pornography, which violated his parole. After serving about six months in prison, he was released and attempted unsuccessfully to live in Jamestown and Longmont before moving to Boulder in May.

Police departments are authorized pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes to inform the public when a sexually violent predator moves into the community.

Anyone wanting more information can contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-4332.

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Maybe he tried to rape a housekeeper at the Lamplighter Motel over in Longmont, and the owner threw him out . . . One wonders if he will try to rape a vulnerable homeless woman at BSH. Will executive director Greg Harms kick Mr. Lawyer to the curb if he does? I wish we could depend on it, but I just don’t believe that Mr. Harms gives a darn about anything except the $$$ that BSH will once again receive for housing this predator.

— MRW

‘Sexually violent predator Christopher Lawyer moves to Longmont’

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!

By Max R. Weller

Gee, Chrissy, was it something we said? There had been a rumor circulating at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless during the week to the effect that Mr. Lawyer’s mother, who tried to corruptly influence the State Parole Board on his behalf, was going to buy a home in Lyons so her son could live with her there. As you’ll recall, that arrangement didn’t work out when the two lived just east of Boulder city limits because Mr. Lawyer violated parole by possessing violent pornography.

What a piece of work, and you can say that about both mother and son.

Read the latest report in the Daily Camera here. Copied below in its entirety:

Christopher Lawyer

Christopher Lawyer (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy Photo)

Christopher Lawyer, a “sexually violent predator” whose residence at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless has caused an uproar among residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the shelter, has moved to Longmont.

Longmont police announced that Lawyer, 42, will be living at the Lamplighter Motel, 1642 Main St., on a temporary basis. He will be one of four sexually violent predators living in the city, according to a news release.

Longmont has 273 registered sex offenders currently living in city limits. Lawyer will join three other sexually violent predators, two of whom are listed as transients by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Lawyer moved into the Boulder shelter in May, upsetting nearby residents as the number of sexually violent predators at the shelter rose to four. Boulder police Chief Greg Testa has asked the Colorado Department of Corrections to stop paroling sexually violent predators to Boulder.

Lawyer, who was convicted of rape in 2001, is believed to be the first person in Boulder County to gain the sexually violent predator designation, which is assigned to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes who possess personality traits that authorities believe make them prone to committing further offenses.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a Boulder woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut. Lawyer drove the woman to another location, raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint and attempted to make casual conversation afterward.

Lawyer was paroled last year and briefly lived with his mother in unincorporated Boulder County before he was found to be in possession of pornography, which violated his parole. After serving about six months in prison, he was released and attempted unsuccessfully to live in Jamestown and Longmont before moving to Boulder.

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So much for BSH executive director Greg Harms’ attempts to “rehabilitate” Mr. Lawyer, while the homeless shelter received $280 per week from Colorado DOC. Apparently, Mr. Harms has also failed in trying to reset Boulder police policy to welcome SVPs into our community; we hope he’ll stop trying to play ersatz police chief now.

Let’s keep up the pressure on local do-gooders, until the number of registered sex offenders (including Sexually Violent Predators most likely to re-offend) at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless is zero.

Random stuff 5/23/2017

DONATING TO A BOULDER, CO NONPROFIT DOES NOT HELP THE HOMELESS! 

By Max R. Weller

1) “Joe” left another comment here (deleted, of course, because I don’t allow anonymous statements without a compelling reason) in which he claims that my blog misses the big picture about homelessness. Then he goes completely off base by stating that for every druggie at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless there are ten program residents who succeed in “getting back on their feet” as the trite saying goes. TEN? I haven’t found ONE in any local program, although Bridge House’s Ready to Work tried to fool us with this ridiculous piece by “Jay Young” in the Daily CameraJoe, I want you to know that I always loved your commercials. How did you end up “on the streets” in our city?

2) As I rode past Alfalfa’s at the corner of Broadway & Arapahoe this morning I saw an example of the vandalism reported by the DC. It consisted of the words F*** Trump and the international symbol for A**hole:

Don’t be misled again by the polls, as most of us were last Fall. If this is what the Left is offering America, get ready for a second Trump term in the White House.

BTW, why would you pick on Alfalfa’s along with Wells Fargo? I don’t believe the vandals have any coherent message . . . The miscreants are most likely wayward trustafarian youths with too much time on their hands. If arrested and then convicted, I hope the judge sentences them to 30 days of scrubbing toilets at Boulder Shelter — because the lazy program residents there NEVER do!

3) I observed Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer at the Shelter this morning; he was seated near the front desk recharging his ankle monitor, until he noticed people looking at him. He moved as far away from view as he could, back into a corner near the west entrance. Apparently, he’s no longer the grinning sociopath we saw in the media . . . Here is the only effective “treatment” for rapists, giving them a taste of what it’s like to be victimized:

4) The rain yesterday afternoon and evening was something I enjoyed, as I huddled in my burrow and listened to the patter of raindrops, eating Ritz crackers dabbed with peanut butter. The mice enjoyed a couple of stale hot dog buns. The prairie dogs got NOTHING.

John Tweedy column in the Daily Camera, and my e-mail reply

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING SEX OFFENDERS!

By Max R. Weller

Read the commentary here. Copied below in its entirety:

John Tweedy For the Camera

John Tweedy For the Camera

“Were you ever raped?”

It was a terrible thing to shout from the back of the middle-school auditorium to the beleaguered spokeswoman trying to calm a frightened and angry crowd, assembled in response to the notification that “sexually violent predator” Christopher Lawyer has been released back into Boulder. But the question touched on an emotional reality missing from the various official efforts to reassure us that his current residence at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless is the least bad option available. Under the fear, dancing like electricity down the crowded aisles, breathed something heavier: some members of the audience themselves survived sexual assault.

I’m one of them. One summer afternoon in 1966, I was raped by a man who worked for my family. Hurt, scared, and ashamed, I never told my parents. The man quickly disappeared and was never confronted or caught. I can only assume he assaulted other kids. I was five.

That day privately but profoundly configured parts of my life, as the experience of rape at any age will do.

Thus, the label “sexually violent predator” gets my attention. But the work I’ve done to reconstruct my own history and heal my own trauma makes me especially aware that Mr. Lawyer is not simply a “predator.” He is a human being. Certainly complex — probably damaged, probably ill, hopefully struggling with remorse for a crime beyond cruelty. Assuming the best of him, he is no longer a rapist-in-waiting, but a man wanting a chance to begin anew. Assuming the worst, he will always be, as his label declares, a violent predator. The state of Colorado has put him through a process indicating the former. The community fears the latter. Like many, I do not understand his release.

Where do we go from here? The hard choice is the right one: we should accept him. By accept, I do not mean to forgive, or condone, or consider him “OK.” I do mean that we should realize, or remember, a few things.

First, beyond the danger he may individually pose, Mr. Lawyer’s presence among us symbolizes a more diffuse monstrosity that no public meeting can expel. The urge to rape blights the souls of men in many stations of society. It may stem from their own victimization, from mental illness, or from something else we helplessly call “evil.” Some rapists are sociopaths and perpetrate without qualm or remorse. Others battle against their secret selves with outward achievement and selflessness. Some rapists are homeless. Others are Ralphie-handlers, choirboys, star athletes, teachers or priests, whose cases we find “inexplicable.” Almost none announce in advance that they are “predators.” We can try to cast Mr. Lawyer and his label from our midst. But the rapists among us — and the sicknesses they carry — remain.

Second, the presenters at the community meeting were right: it is better to have Mr. Lawyer in a known location, with his ankle-monitor charged and his check-in bed established, than it is to have him calling in every night from a pay phone at an intersection, only to vanish. That’s what one of Boulder’s two other sexually violent predators currently does. Yes, we do have two others, and one of them is homeless, location unknown. I find that scarier than Mr. Lawyer’s situation, and yet there’s no uproar about it at all.

Third, he is a human being, and he has a legal right to exist. Each of us has the right to decide, based on our own history, how we feel about him today. But personal feelings should not dictate whom we include within our legal community. Christopher Lawyer is from here, and the law decrees that upon his release from custody he be returned here. A person whom the state has granted liberty has the right to exercise it, and a community that respects human rights should respect the rights of all. All means all.

I consider how I will feel, having published this, if Mr. Lawyer rapes again. The thought sickens me. I think of people who work in law enforcement and criminal justice, who face such prospects every day. In Mr. Lawyer’s mugshot, he is smiling. Perhaps it’s the vacant grin of a sociopath. Perhaps he’s hoping that a smile will persuade us that he’s committed to no longer being the person his label proclaims. Either way, he’s embarked on a journey back into the world. For all our sakes, I wish him success.

Email: john@landlockedfilms.com 

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My e-mail to Mr. Tweedy is copied below:

Dear Mr. Tweedy,

In reply to your column in the Daily Camera — it’s very frustrating for me to read yet another well-intended opinion from somebody who has a false impression of what really happens at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. I speak from years of experience as a homeless man here in Boulder, CO who knows about BSH firsthand over that stretch of time.

NOBODY on staff there actually has either the training or experience to serve as a de facto corrections officer. A homeless shelter is not a halfway house. In fact, Christopher Lawyer will not be watched at all, and if he chooses to abscond from the Shelter only his monitoring device will alert the authorities. We must note recent history involving another Sexually Violent Predator, Kerry Whitfield.

I’m bothered by your statement, “I consider how I will feel, having published this, if Mr. Lawyer rapes again.” How will the new victims of Mr. Lawyer feel? Why should anybody give a tinker’s damn how you might feel? This is so very Boulder on your part, Mr. Tweedy. We have every right to protect the most vulnerable among us from predators!

You’re also overlooking the fact that Mr. Lawyer has his well-connected mother attempting to influence public officials on his behalf. Your “compassion ” is superfluous. Mr. Lawyer should NOT have been paroled this soon.

Please reconsider your support for the dark side . . .

Max

There you have it, and now I think I’ll go into the restroom here at our Main Library and puke. The thought that a vulnerable homeless woman or female staff member at BSH could be attacked next is nauseating — Mr. Lawyer doesn’t even need to abscond from the facility! Mr. Tweedy needs an attitude adjustment, along with many other Boulderites suffering from what I’ll call Compassion Derangement Syndrome. A pox on all of ’em!