sex offenders in texas ordered to put up signs - page 2
Judge court ordered 21 sex offenders in texas to place signs in their front yard saying danger sex offender and bumper stickers saying the same on their cars.Only in texas do they have the b---- to... Read More
May 22, '01Occupation: Registered Nurse Joined: Mar '00; Posts: 101; Likes: 53The case of the little girl in California that was abducted from her own room and was raped and murdered by a serial offender should be a case history for all judges.
The man that was convicted of murdering this girl had already raped at least 2 women and had served time/parole for those crimes. He should never have been released.
The impact of rape, molestation lives with the victim/victim's family forever - the person that committed the crime should have to live with the consequences of his crime forever - life imprisonment.
This type of criminal rarely assaults one victim. It is usually only after multiple victims that the person is caught. Why should we let them keep hurting others? What kind of justice is that?
May 22, '01Occupation: medical technical assistant Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 118; Likes: 4well number one drugs,castration,etc has been tried and doesnt work this is a proven fact many predators use foreign objects to assult their victims.20 The mother and daddy hurt me when I was young also isnt so alot of children that are molested as children dont grow up to molest their own children. and not all child molesters were molested as children some came from very normal families and can not really tell you why they do it just that they have a hard time controlling theirselves.and again especially in california we have alot of prison advocate groups with lawyers who advocate against stronger sentences.except we do have the third strike law but guess what a lot of the repeat offenders just leave the state and paroles cant keep up with it.In california a inmate can ask for dna testing and the state pays for it,out of 160,000 inmates in california 50 has asked for it.the island thing wouldnt work either because a inmate can sue you and you as a taxpayer pays for the lawsuit and you s a taxpayer are suppose to protect them against harm,a catch 22 isnt it?Inmates get 1000 and 1000 of dollars of taxpayers money all the time.
May 22, '01Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 67; Likes: 4Being from Texas, it is great to take the lead and try to make things right. I do however think this idea is not good. It looks very discriminating to me. Why do we just punish the sex offender? Where are the signs and car stickers for people convicted of Drug, DWI, Murder crimes, etc? What about prostitutes and people convicted of solicting prostitutes? What about spouse and child beaters?
Wouldn't you want to know if they live in the neighbor. I am not against signs, I just think it is unfair to single out one group without including the whole group of criminals.
May 23, '01Occupation: Emergency nurse Joined: Dec '00; Posts: 22In Oregon we also post signs. An add is placed in the newspaper for the area the offender is moving to. Signs are posted around town and radio ads are often heard. This is only done while they are on probation. Most violent sex offenders are required by law to notify the local police when they move into an area (yeah, right).
May 23, '01Occupation: DOULA / NURSE LPN HIV/AIDS Educator Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 340; Likes: 9Originally posted by night owl:
<STRONG>Here's my opinion: The government should fly them all to a desserted island, drop them out of the plane and leave them there!!! NO FUSS N0 MUSS PERIOD. </STRONG>
As for the kids who continue the cycle there is means to retrain them and it is worth the monetary value to do so. But if these same youth do it as an adult they need the book thrown at them. I kind of like the idea of an island (Aussie was a penal island at first) but where, the Artic? And lets not forget that there are FEMALE perps too! If we send them to the island they will procreate! And the cycle continues!
Very frustrating to say the least