I just got word that Peter "Pete The Pedophile" Rickmyer has a BRAND SPANKING NEW photo on his Level Three sex offender profile, which the DOC maintains to warn and inform the public and which, for all practical and legal purposes, makes "Spanky Pete" a public figure. And an all-too-interesting one at that!
Here's the photo for readers to enjoy.
God, those eyes. Like a puppy that didn't get its shots, and played a little too much in the woods with raccoons.
Of course, this photo doesn't do justice to Pete's "Mr. Clean" appearance which he was sporting in court quite recently, click here for more details, but I figure DOC will eventually get around to updating the photo. They seem to be paying attention to Spanky Pete more than their other Level Three sex offenders, thanks to all the attention Spanky brought on himself and, actually, brought on all the Level Three sex offenders concentrated in North Minneapolis.
All the same...
This photo doesn't help our neighborhood so much as it shows the limitations of the DOC's clunky website. These Level Three sex offenders change their looks in a calculated way, and it seems like DOC doesn't even pretend to try to keep up. Some of these guys need a lot more than two photos, but I've never seen a profile with more than two. And, like I've pointed out to DOC a couple of times, there is at least one slightly blurry photo, which is Michael Robert Logeais.
What does DOC say when they slap up a photo like that? "Good enough for government work?" "Good enough for North Minneapolis?"
(Blogging from near Jefferson City, Tennessee)