Thread: Even sex offenders need a home.
GoldwaterGuest07-09-2008, 12:43 AM
There are some situations even Samuel Colt can't fix.
07-09-2008, 02:08 AM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
07-09-2008, 05:06 AM"Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
JohnGuest07-09-2008, 05:38 AM
You are absolutely correct when you say the blood is on the hands of the rapist, or perpetrator of the crime. However, you shouldn't say people don't have a responsibility to protect themselves and their families anymore than you should say that society has the ultimate responsibility to protect people and their families. So when stories like this pop up, it's absolutely correct to blame the criminal. However it's also correct to learn from those who didn't take adequate steps in securing their own safety so that you may better your personal safety. There's no reason to toss aside a perfectly good learning curve in the name of reverence for the victim when it's usually a given that the victim wouldn't want anyone else to become like themselves. I'm willing to bet, dollars to donuts that if victims had a voice, their voice would be used to educate other people on how not to be a victim. I know it's just a hunch, but it makes sense to me. Therefore there is nothing wrong with using the scenarios and circumstances that a victim endured as examples of what not to do.
After all, it will be a sad day when the study and discussion of what made a victim a victim is so immortalized in dogma and reverence that the lessons the victim payed for aren't adequately taught.
Last edited by John; 07-09-2008 at 06:56 AM.
JohnGuest07-09-2008, 05:46 AM
JohnGuest07-09-2008, 07:23 AM
As Ginger pointed out, if our states were to offer death or life in prison for these crimes those who commit these crimes will be more likely to kill and dispose of their victims. After all, the punishment doesn't increase but the likelihood of being caught decreases. These career pedos' aren't stupid rednecks who have graduated to this life spontaneously...they are hard calculating killers who know the legal system at least as well as the average voter, maybe more so. I believe the state has the right to choose crime and punishments, but state's should realize that offering death to those who abduct and rape children only offers further incentives to kill the children who have been abducted. In the game of statistics these sickos play, a death is equal to 10 years less sentencing when it aids a clean escape. Harsher penalties will likely only lead to more 'bodies found' instead of more 'victims found'. I don't like it anymore than you do, but there's really not much that can be done about it at the moment.
07-11-2008, 09:29 PM
Secondly, you have to be practical. You can't condemn someone to some kind of hovering existence because it's illegal for them to live anywhere. It's ridiculous that we have people living under bridges because it's illegal for them to live anywhere else. If you have served your sentence, that should be it.
With that said, I think it would be practical for sexual offenders to live under bridges that span water.
Last edited by AlmostThere; 07-11-2008 at 11:53 PM.Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
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