Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 27, 2015: 2nd Meeting of Virginia Governors Parole Commission – Camille Cooper of PROTECT was Especially Interested in “Sex Offenders” During the Meeting............and She Tossed in a Jeffrey Dahmer Factoid......Nice!

See Update at bottom of this post

Back on July 20, 2015 when the first Parole Commission meeting was held there was media in attendance, a press conference by Virginia Republican Lawmakers and numerous articles before and after the hearing for against its existence.

But this past Thursday August 27, 2015 when the second public meeting was held there was NO media attention and I haven’t found one article on it. 

The agenda was not available online and they ran out of paper copies very quickly so I took a photo of the copy the lady sitting next to me, it’s above. I attended having no idea what or who would be presenting. 

After Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott completed his presentation Camille Cooper of PROTECT said: 

“We hear a lot about risk assessments, risk assessments are not all created equal. With regards to the risk assessments for Sex Offenders you have one very widely used risk assessment called the Static 99 used here in Virginia mandated to determine risk, according to the New York Court of Appeals Jeffrey Dahmer scores low risk on that assessment tool, I don’t know if you knew that I’ll send you that opinion if you want to look at it, it’s a deeply flawed tool unfortunately it’s the only one they have to use, so my concern is when we are talking about low-risk, moderate-risk and high-risk that we really need to use a surgical scalpel and not come in with the artillery and start letting people out we need to be very careful because those risk assessment tool are really incredibly flawed. Our organizations position is that it is not worth the paper it is written on”.