The Sentinel | Nov. 16, 2016 | By Naomi Creason
Sentinel reporter receives Lee President's Award
Excerpts: Lee Enterprises honored Sentinel reporter Joshua Vaughn Tuesday with a 2016 President's Award for Excellence in News. Vaughn received the award for his monthly Digital Data packages as part of The Sentinel's ongoing "Closer Look" series that runs every week. In these packages, Vaughn uses data to dig deeper into issues, such as race and crime, overdose deaths, sex offender registration, bail policies and incarceration. "The sex offender package intrigued me because I came in with preconceived notions," Vaughn said. "The more I researched it, the more those notions were upended." MORE:
Last summer, Artell Jones, got a notice from the Milwaukee Police Department: He had to move out of his north side rental home. Jones, a registered sex offender, hadn’t done anything to violate the terms of his sentence, which stemmed from groping a 13-year-old girl he met online when he was 19. In fact, Jones had stayed out of trouble since his conviction in 2002.
Federal judge Virginia Phillips issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) today that prohibits the City of Murrieta from enforcing its residency restrictions against a registrant who moved to his sister's home earlier this month.
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee met yesterday and forwarded SB 1027 to the full Senate. The bill is too restrictive of employment and voluntary service of persons convicted of criminal sexual contact.