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  • Ugh, This Is Sickening.

    http://abc7.com/news/man-accused-of-...d-teen/365131/

    what are we supposed to do with offenders like these? He paid his debt to society and turns around and does this. Lord have mercy on us all.

    As someone once very sarcastically said, "what are we supposed to do - put all the sex offenders into concentration camps?" This was in reference to all the restrictions our state put on where sex offenders could live. Obviously that wouldn't be right, but what do we do?
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  • #2
    This may seem extreme to some. But I have always believed that rapists and child abusers should get the death penalty.
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)

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    • #3
      I do think sex offenders get far too lenient sentences, while some minor, in my opinion, offenses get disproportionate sentences.
      Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jesse View Post
        This may seem extreme to some. But I have always believed that rapists and child abusers should get the death penalty.
        The only drawback to that is that there would be a big advantage for a perp to kill the victim - nothing to loose. That said I am in favor of the death penalty.
        Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
          The only drawback to that is that there would be a big advantage for a perp to kill the victim - nothing to loose. That said I am in favor of the death penalty.
          I see your point and it makes sense in certain circumstances. I know without going into to great of detail, that for instance, those that are in the Child porn business do indeed kill their victims. This is even with them knowing they now don't get the death penalty for what they do.
          "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)

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          • #6
            "Even so come, Lord Jesus" gets more urgent every day.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
              As someone once very sarcastically said, "what are we supposed to do - put all the sex offenders into concentration camps?"...Obviously that wouldn't be right, but what do we do?
              Segregation of many convicted criminals from non-criminals, or jail, is a rather common practice.

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              • #8
                Nahhh...don't kill em. Castrate 'em. The old fashioned way.

                As for he was 18 she was 14...pass don't even put him on the offenders list. in those cases usually the parents got mad because the boyfriend got her pregnant......
                Or the 16, 17 year old with the 15 year old.....sheesh
                A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
                George Bernard Shaw

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                • #9
                  I suppose it depends on what you define as a "sex offender". Like how people who accidentally walk out the door without any pants on, in a drunken stupor or something, are automatically put on the same watch list as pedophiles and rapists.
                  Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.

                  -Thomas Aquinas

                  I love to travel, But hate to arrive.

                  -Hernando Cortez

                  What is the good of experience if you do not reflect?

                  -Frederick 2, Holy Roman Emperor

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                  • #10
                    I heard this report on NPR the other day about how sex offenders do find it hard to find a place to live and many end up homeless or in "sex offender colonies." ACLU is trying to make a case in Miami-Dade County for these men out of prison to be able to live somewhere. (yes, you see NPR and ACLU and think, LIBERALLLL!), but...these are humans who can be redeemed.

                    Here's the plight of one of those:

                    One of the men was a 26-year-old who declined to give his name, as he is listed in Florida's registry of sex offenders and concerned he could become a target. He's been living outside here for more than a year, since he was released from prison and had a conversation with his probation officer.

                    "They asked me, 'Do I have a place to stay?' I sat there and explained it to them," he says. "This family member, this family member, this family member — I can't stay with them, because this family member, 'Stay this amount of feet from the school,' and this family member I'd stay at is a day care or something, and this family member has minors staying in the house."

                    Under Miami-Dade County's law, anyone convicted of a sex offense involving a child is banned from living within 2,500 feet of a school. That excludes almost every neighborhood in the county.
                    But...then again, this horrific crime reminds us why the laws are so strict. On the one hand, I feel for these guys, on the other, I'm like, please castrate them!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                      Nahhh...don't kill em. Castrate 'em. The old fashioned way.
                      I am still in favor of the death penalty for the more nasty crimes. They say it is more expensive, but if we needed fewer prisons that would offset the cost to some degree. Plus in the long run we would have fewer repeat offenders.

                      Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                      As for he was 18 she was 14...pass don't even put him on the offenders list. in those cases usually the parents got mad because the boyfriend got her pregnant......
                      Or the 16, 17 year old with the 15 year old.....sheesh
                      This is why I gave the post an amen. We have young children labeled as sex offenders for totally harmless behavior. Yet we do nothing about bullying but cry about it.
                      Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by heartablaze View Post
                        But...then again, this horrific crime reminds us why the laws are so strict. On the one hand, I feel for these guys, on the other, I'm like, please castrate them!
                        I feel for them, but why are they in that situation? It is not the fault of society. And the sex offender list could be pruned quite a bit without increasing the danger to society.
                        Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                        • #13
                          Doesn't help that he knew about his HIV status for almost a year yet still had relations with this 14 y/o.

                          http://abc13.com/news/new-details-in...th-hiv/364701/
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                          • #14
                            I don't follow the Honey Boo Boo show. But I am following the fallout from the reports that Mama is dating a sex offender. Obviously she denies it...but of course the media is feeding off the allegations, costing her the show and maybe, according the link below, her kids if the child services determine she can't control their contact with the registered sex offender. Please note the very last line of this article.

                            http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...hild-services/
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