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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Barack Obama FINALLY Responds to Reader Inquiries About Dunbar Village IN WRITING!- Time to Ask the Republicans

Well after four months Barack Obama responded to a WAOD reader's email about the Dunbar Village crime against humanity. Here is what Senator Obama had to say. It speaks for itself.

From: <senator_obama@obama.senate.gov>
Date: Dec 10, 2007 4:19 PM
Subject: Message from Senator Barack Obama
To: ***@gmail.com

Dear ***:

Thank you for sharing with me your concerns about sex offenders and sexual predators. I appreciate hearing from you.

Protecting our children from sexual abuse should be a high national priority. That is why I cosponsored "Dru's Law" ( S.792) in my first year as a U.S. Senator, which creates a public Nationwide Sex Offender Registry, searchable by zip code for all offenders in an area, regardless of state lines. Also, because our current system is unable to adequately track offenders who move from state to state, Dru's Law requires the notification of state prosecutors upon the release of a high-risk offender who has served a full sentence. Additionally, released offenders would be tracked and monitored for at least one year through electronic bracelet, monitoring by a parole officer, or other appropriate means. I am pleased to report that Dru's Law was incorporated into the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act and was signed into law in July of 2006.

I also cosponsored the Sex Offender Registration Act (S.1086), which passed out of the Senate by unanimous consent. The Sex Offender Registration Act will strengthen the tracking and registering of sex offenders by ensuring that state law enforcement agencies have the proper resources to effectively manage sex offender information.

Unfortunately, online social networks have given sexual offenders a new outlet through which to victimize children. This year, I am a proud cosponsor of the "KIDS" Act (S.431), which requires convicted sex offenders to provide any electronic mail address, instant message address or similar identifier for the inclusion in the National Sex Offender Registry. With the passage of this bill, social networking websites would be permitted to access a secure system managed by the Attorney General and compare their database of users against the list of internet identifiers in the National Sex Offender Registry. It also establishes criminal penalties for age misrepresentatiton in connection with the online sexual solicitation of a minor. I hope Congress will take timely action on this legislation.

Again, ***, thank you for writing. As your U.S. Senator and a father of two young daughters, I assure you that protecting our nation's children is constantly on my mind.


Barack Obama
United States Senator

P.S. Our system does not allow direct response to this email. However, if you would like to contact me again, please use the form on the website: http://obama.senate.gov/contact/

Well, we asked for a response and his office provided one. So PLEASE spare me the "Black folks will be better off under an Obama administration" talk. The staff of Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich, and Mike Gravel can issue form letters just as efficiently as Barack Obama's staff.

Read about our earlier attempts to get African American leaders to speak out publicly about Dunbar Village:
Hillary Clinton (silent), Barack Obama(form letter), John Edwards(asked for a contribution), and Bill Richardson ( spoke with online outreach coordinator -silent) all know about Dunbar Village.

In the Interest of FAIRNESS, Let's Ask The Republicans What They Think

Just to be FAIR, lets see what, if anything, some other folks have to say about Dunbar Village and other horrific crimes committed against Black women and children in this country and what they as President of the United States would do to a) combat these crimes, b) raise awareness, and c) force broadcast media organizations (the ones using the airwaves paid for by my tax dollars) to provide transparency into how they make the decision regarding which missing and murdered women and children to feature on their stations.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee, Inc.
295 Greenwich St, #371
New York, NY 10007

Former Governor Mike Hucabee
Huckabee for President, Inc.
P.O. Box 2008
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

Congressman Duncan Hunter
Hunter For President, Inc.
9340 Fuerte Drive
Suite 302
La Mesa, CA 91941

Senator John McCain
Mailing Address
John McCain 2008
P.O. Box 16118
Arlington, VA 22215
(703) 418-2008

Congressman Ron Paul
3461 Washington Blvd., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201

Former Governor Mitt Romney
Romney for President, Inc.
P.O. Box 55239
Boston, MA 02205-5239
Phone: (857) 288-6400

Congressman Tom Tancredo
501 Church Street, Suite 212
Vienna, VA 22180

Senator Fred Thompson
Friends of Fred Thompson, Inc.
P.O. Box 128349
Nashville, TN 37212-8349

Just to be fair, lets include the Democratic candidates who have not been previously contacted about Dunbar Village.

Joe Biden
Biden for President, Inc.
P.O. Box 438
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 574-2008

Chris Dodd
PO Box 51882
Washington, DC 20091
Phone (DC): (202) 737-DODD (3633)
Phone (CT): (860) 244-2008

Mike Gravel
P.O. Box 948
Arlington, VA 22216-0948
Office: 703-652-4698

Dennis Kucinich
11808 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111

When you get a response, forward it to me and I will post it on the blog. First reader to respond back with a written response from more than five of these candidates wins a free copy of Bill Cosby's “Come On People.” I'm generous like that.