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Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by candcallen, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. cycleguy2300

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    Most people would be surprised, but not all sexual offenders are equal.dps has a good app for viewing where offenders live. There is a difference in what motivated the offence, in the chances of the offence happening again, in what the offence itself was.


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  2. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Sure there is a difference in types offenses........but how do you know? I was just pointing out there is a lot of registered sexual offenders......more than I thought ever lived in our community..
     
  3. cycleguy2300

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    Had training on it and dealt with the offenders here and there...

    My post was jumbled, sorry. I was meaning to say Yes, most would be surprised how many sex offenders live near them. And then separately saying not all sexual offenders are child molesters (for better or worse)

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  4. mroper

    mroper Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Some places you have to register as a sex offender for urinating in public.
     
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  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Amen to this.
     
  6. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    12-year-olds have been placed on registries.

    Thirty states require registration for consensual sex between teenagers, half a dozen require registration for offenses related to prostitution, and a dozen more for urinating in public. Looking at illicit pictures regularly lands people on the registry, and perhaps most curiously, the Supreme Court has held that just drawing pictures of children engaged in sexual acts can be grounds for criminal prosecution.

    If you're a teenager and an underage girl lies about her age, you're screwed for life and it doesn't even matter if the girl and the girls mother plead for leniency on your behalf.

    8th graders who exchange nude photos can be found guilty of creating and possessing child porn and are subject to placement on a registry. As an aside, the whole reason child porn was made illegal was to protect children from predatory adults. Charging a child with producing child pornography for taking a photograph of their own body is an unfathomable perversion of the original intent of these laws.

    There are too many cases of ex post facto placement on registries to even begin posting links. And here I thought ex post facto punishments were unconstitutional. Silly me.

    Bottom line: Sex offender registries are a disaster. They don't do what their promoters say they do. They punish plenty of people who don't deserve it.

    If someone is so dangerous they need to be on a sex offender registry, they should be in jail. If they don't need to be in jail, the registries are a continuing punishment that is not remotely justifiable in the majority of cases.

    The whole registry system should be discarded and we need to find a new way to approach the problem, if there even is a problem worth addressing.
     
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    And a teacher in Abilene was just arrested as part of a human trafficking/ child pornography ring.

    Not busting your chops Ben. Just pointing out the good side of where the registry will be.
     
  8. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    I know you wouldn't do that.

    Was this teacher in Abilene on a sex offender registry?
     
  9. Vaquero

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    Not till last week
     
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    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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