An Alzheimers patient was raped... - page 4

I just wanted to vent, and talk about this horrible incident with everyone. It was all over the news, so I can share my opinions, and feelings... I took care of an elderly lady that suffers from Alzheimers dementia, that was... Read More

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    Quote from earle58
    jnette,
    would you feel differently if it happened to one of your loved ones????
    I am torn on this issue. On the one hand, I know that wanting carstration is a gut reaction and a human one but, I know it wouldn't work. When one means of sexual assault is removed from the offender, they turn to other means. Would I feel differently if it happened to one of my loved ones? Definitely. Despite being a nurse, despite considering myself to be a good person, I would resort to more permanent means. Having seen offender after offender repeat, receive a slap on the wrist, rerepeat, and receive another slap on the wrist - I am all for vigilante justice on this issue. If it happened to one of my loved ones, I would find a permanent resolution to the problem. I believe in the law, but I also believe that the law fails us on this issue. Would I go to jail to ensure that my loved one would know that the offender could NEVER harm them again? You bet.

    On the other hand, how many people have been falsely convicted of such crimes and suffered for it, both in prison and at home? There have been several men in Canada released from prison after serving DECADES for crimes they didn't commit after DNA evidence proved that someone else had done it.

    Would I resort to extreme measures if I was sure? Yes. But, have you ever seen that movie with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon? It was just released in the last year or so? Sean Penn was sure - and he killed the wrong man. I'm not saying that in the OP's experience the man was innocent (obviously the DNA evidence from the victim will prove it beyond any reasonable doubt). I'm just saying, can we be certain enough to castrate someone who may be proven innocent at a later time?

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    Quote from LydiaGreen
    I am torn on this issue. On the one hand, I know that wanting carstration is a gut reaction and a human one but, I know it wouldn't work. When one means of sexual assault is removed from the offender, they turn to other means. Would I feel differently if it happened to one of my loved ones? Definitely. Despite being a nurse, despite considering myself to be a good person, I would resort to more permanent means. Having seen offender after offender repeat, receive a slap on the wrist, rerepeat, and receive another slap on the wrist - I am all for vigilante justice on this issue. If it happened to one of my loved ones, I would find a permanent resolution to the problem. I believe in the law, but I also believe that the law fails us on this issue. Would I go to jail to ensure that my loved one would know that the offender could NEVER harm them again? You bet.

    On the other hand, how many people have been falsely convicted of such crimes and suffered for it, both in prison and at home? There have been several men in Canada released from prison after serving DECADES for crimes they didn't commit after DNA evidence proved that someone else had done it.

    Would I resort to extreme measures if I was sure? Yes. But, have you ever seen that movie with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon? It was just released in the last year or so? Sean Penn was sure - and he killed the wrong man. I'm not saying that in the OP's experience the man was innocent (obviously the DNA evidence from the victim will prove it beyond any reasonable doubt). I'm just saying, can we be certain enough to castrate someone who may be proven innocent at a later time?
    I used to worry about the innocent people on death row. But, like you said Lydia, the new DNA evidence and superior forensic technology police now have has made all all the difference. (The only exception being where the defendant is very weatlhy, like in the O.J. Simpson case. He was able to buy a ticket out of jail.) I don't know enough about law enforcement & detective work in Canada, but I have tremendous respect for the hard work and dedication of police investigators in the US.
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    i work in a ltc facility where an aid molested a resident and it makes me sick to think about all the times that i worked with this aid and wonder if this aid did something bad and i just didn't notice. It kills me to think about what the resident has to be going through. and it kills me to think, what would i do if that had been my mother? I know what i would do if i caught someone doing that to any of my residents. They would need the cops to pull me off of the offender, because i wouldn't stop trying to kill them. These residents aren't my family, and i fully know that, but i treat them the way i would want someone to treat my mother. and heaven help the person that hurts my mother, cause i am 100 percent a momma's girl. I can only hope that justice gets served, one way or another.


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