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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer to speak at the May Cypress Chamber Networking Breakfast.

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. Courtesy photo.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. Courtesy photo.

Join the Cypress Chamber on Tuesday, May 11th at 9:00AM for a Free Virtual Networking meet-up. Our special guest speaker in May will be Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer who will share an update on the current activities and initiatives being undertaken by the District Attorney’s office and take questions as time permits. OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer has a long standing reputation as an advocate for victims’ rights. He chaired the ground-breaking campaign for Proposition 9, Marsy’s Law, the nation’s most comprehensive Victim’s Bill of Rights. We look forward to hearing about some of his latest work as O.C. D.A.

DA Spitzer also served as State Co-Chair for Proposition 83, the nation’s toughest sex offender punishment and control law as well as Proposition 69, which requires the collection of DNA samples from all felons. DA Spitzer also joint-authored Megan’s Law on the Internet, the landmark legislation requiring the release of public information related to sex offenders and as a former deputy and assistant district attorney he handled complex criminal matters while managing line prosecutors.

Todd Spitzer has dedicated his life to keeping families safe and was inspired to dedicate his career to public service for many years as an Orange County Supervisor, former California State Assembly Member, and now as the Orange County District Attorney.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business and meet other attendees during the networking portion of the program.

Virtual attendees at the Chamber Breakfast can also provide a door prize to help promote their business. A drawing for the prizes will be held at the end of the ZOOM session for those participants still on the line.

ZOOM Reminder: For security purposes, you must PRE-REGISTER on ZOOM to attend Chamber Events. Sign up here: https://www.cypresschamber.org/events/details/virtual-networking-breakfast-2384

This article was released by the Cypress Chamber of Commerce.

2 Comments

  1. Todd Spitzer is a Sexual Predator. MULTIPLE female employees have accused him of sexually molesting them. Spitzer never addressed these allegations directly, but settled them out of court with “hush money”
    Spitzer also has an abysmal record of allowing prosecutorial misconduct.
    He regularly allows his staff to violate Defendants Constitutional Rights. I know this because it happened to ME. My name is Mrs Cameron & my court file is public for all the world to see. I WAS ACQUITTED OF CHARGES IN 2019. Spitzer tried to put me in prison for FOUR YEARS for A CRIME I NEVER COMMITTED – and that his staff knew ( or should have known ) had no basis. The trial lasted TWO WEEKS , but the Jury deliberated just under ONE hour before they gave Spitzer’s office the Finger.

    I welcome anyone to view my court file & speak with the Public Defender’s office who so brilliantly represented me

    #toddspitzerforprison2022 #lockHIMup

  2. Hum! I was told by a forensic psychologist that the Kanka family knew that Jesse Timmendequas live in their neighborhood AND that he was a registrant. The current laws are based on fear-mongering media and now we have: over 917,000 men, women and children (as young as 8 and 10 in some states) required to register. The “crimes” range from urinating in public (indecent exposure), sexting, incest, mooning, exposure, false accusations by a soon-to-be ex-wife, angry girlfriend, or spiteful student, viewing abusive OR suggestive images of anyone 18 years old or younger, playing doctor, voyeurism, prostitution, solicitation, Romeo and Juliet consensual sexual dating relationships, rape, endangering the welfare of a child, the old bait-n-switch internet stings (taking sometimes 12 months before a person steps over the line) guys on the autism spectrum or with intellectual disabilities and many others.

    Multiply that number by 2 or 3 family members you can clearly see there are well over 3 million wives, children, moms, aunts, girlfriends, grandmothers and other family members who experience the collateral damage of being murdered, harassed, threatened, children beaten, have signs placed in their yards, homes set on fire, vehicles damaged, asked to leave their churches and other organizations, children passed over for educational opportunities, have flyers distributed around their neighborhood, wives lose their jobs when someone learns they are married to a registrant. Academics and researchers indicate 3 things are needed for successful reintegration; a job, a place to live and a “positive” support system. Banning a registered citizen from drug treatment centers is not positive support.

    The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sexual Crime Statistics – ‘Frightening and High’ (Debunks the high recidivism rate cited by retired SCOTUS Justice Kennedy and current Chief Justice Roberts)

    It is very important that you read the abstract below and then the full 12-page essay by Ira Mark and Tara Ellman.

    ABSTRACT This brief essay reveals that the sources relied upon by the Supreme Court in Smith v. Doe, a heavily cited constitutional decision on sexual offense registries, in fact provide no support at all for the facts about re-offense rates that the Court treats as central to its constitutional conclusions. This misreading of the social science was abetted in part by the Solicitor General’s misrepresentations in the amicus brief it filed in this case. The false “facts” stated in the opinion have since been relied upon repeatedly by other courts in their own constitutional decisions, thus infecting an entire field of law as well as policy-making by legislative bodies. Recent decisions by the Pennsylvania and California supreme courts establish principles that would support major judicial reforms of sexual offense registries, if they were applied to the facts. This paper appeared in Constitutional Commentary Fall, 2015. (Google Frightening and High)

    A study reviewing sex crimes as reported to police revealed that:
    a) 93% of child sexual abuse victims knew their abuser;
    b) 34.2% were family members;
    c) 58.7% were acquaintances;
    d) Only 7% of the perpetrators of child victims were strangers;
    e) 40% of sexual assaults take place in the victim’s own home;
    f) 20% take place in the home of a friend, neighbor or relative (Jill Levenson, PhD, Lynn University)
    There is a tremendous need to fund programs like “Stop It Now” that teaches parents how to begin and maintain a dialog with their children to intervene before harm occurs and about grooming behaviors as well as other things at age-appropriate levels in their Circles of Safety.

    Our question to the public is one of, when does redemption begin? Ever? When are human beings required to register given their lives back without the stigma and hate?

    We support the principles of Restorative/Transformative Justice; restore the victim, offender AND the community. Unfortunately, our justice systems, federal and some states, prefer to annihilate human beings using mandatory minimum sentences, leaving our families destitute for years or decades and call that justice. Institutionalization is counter-productive to what we pretend to be doing.

    Our country is evidently proud to be ‘the incarceration nation’ with 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s incarcerated.

    Here is an example of how our families are harmed. A well-meaning teacher printed out profile pictures of local registrants and put them on the board around the classroom. She promoted her effort to protect her students by suggesting they look at and remember those people. One student pointed at one picture and said, “Katie isn’t that your dad?” It was….

    Women Against Registry advocates for the families who have loved ones required to register.

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