Last login: Friday, March 5, 2010
WOW... more love and compassion for registered sex offenders?!? Do you actually think that giving more love to someone who has raped or killed another human being will rehabilitate them? That is just CRAZY!
The problems with Megan's Law are:
1. It puts the responsibility for tracking offenders in the hands of law-abiding citizens who are very busy following laws and working hard. We don't necessarily have the time to try and "track" or "avoid" these offenders among all of the thousands of people we see every single day.
2. It doesn't solve the ROOT problem which is the fact that sex offenders and criminals are not afraid of the consequences of their actions. They rape a child and they have to register their address... is that really a deterent? No, I don't think so. I am close with someone in law enforcement and I hear about it every single day... criminals repeat offenses and get off without any severe punishment. They KNOW they will not have to pay for their crimes. THIS is the real problem. It sickens me to think that people in our country think that a 3-strike rule is a problem!! Come on... 3 strikes isn't enough?!? Criminals are not afraid of the consequences of their behaviors. Our country continues to actually provide financial benefits to drug addicts and criminals at law-abiding citizens costs and creating more financial problems for our country and states. If only you knew what these people were doing with your money... not working, sitting around in low-income housing, abusing drugs / alcohol, neglecting or abusing their children and thinking about how they can get more money from the system or from committing more crimes (id theft, drugs, robbery, whatever!) It's REDICULOUS!!!
3. Sex offenses are not classified differently. Everyone gets registered, no matter how small their offense. This makes the sytem overwhelming and way too expensive to maintain. Create a different system for the more serious offenders!!!
4. We continue to baby all criminals for fear that we will accidentally punish the 1 in a million innocent person. The result is that we do not deter crime with this approach. If we had more servere and visible punishment, there would be LESS crime!!
March 5, 2010 at 10:12 a.m.
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