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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Uhm...hello? Anybody out there?
Is this within their jurisdiction?
The Secret Service was established as a law enforcement agency in 1865. While most people associate the Secret Service with Presidential protection, our original mandate was to investigate the counterfeiting of U.S. currency--which we still do. Today our primary investigative mission is to safeguard the payment and financial systems of the United States. This has been historically accomplished through the enforcement of the counterfeiting statutes to preserve the integrity of United States currency, coin and financial obligations. Since 1984, our investigative responsibilities have expanded to include crimes that involve financial institution fraud, computer and telecommunications fraud, false identification documents, access device fraud, advance fee fraud, electronic funds transfers, and money laundering as it relates to our core violations.
Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
I can't remember exactly which country it is, but there is one where if you committ a crime, and it is caught on camera, the extent of the trial is to determine if the accused is the one on camera. Not if they committed the crime, or what their motivation may have been. I personally don't believe that a troubled upbringing excuses bad behavior. It may explain it, but not excuse it.
So, if this man is the one that was witnessed on camera, committing this dispicable deed, I for one would hope that the trial does not devolve into explaining away his behavior.
Originally posted by ZeroDeep
I'm not even sure what to say. I think America needs to seriously spend more money on it's people and subsequently divert more attention to distrubed men and women like this man. I will blame the failure of society to provide stable education and social reforms programs to ensure that such crimes are not commited. These are not isolated cases, something has to be done. You can call this anti-american rethoric all you want.
Originally posted by JoeDoaks
I take these postings to mean this man is guilty before his trial?
Well, although it's not said each and every time, I'm sure most people speak with the idea that what they are saying is meant to be true if indeed he is guilty. I doubt anyone here is suggesting that they want to hang an innocent man.
What if he has a little bit of a mental problem? You surely would see he got treatment, right?
Well, I think he has, (if guilty...), already proven without a doubt to have some mental disorder. I'm pretty sure a person would have to already be messed up in the head before doing the things he's been accused of doing.
That being said, I'm not sure there is much that could be done in Treatment for this guy. I mean anything is possible I guess, but it seems like there are certain lines that once crossed, nobody ever makes it back over again, ya know what I mean?!?!? I would suggest that someone study him in hopes of preventing such things from happening again by some other person and concentrate the Treatment fully on helping the child in hopes that her life can still become one she want's to continue living.
What if he claims the 3 year old lead him on?
Once again this would prove his mental disorder if it was true since that would be a seriously delusional state of mind to even consider that a 3 year old would or could display such characteristics.
Is that crazy enough? Why didn't the SS (notice the similarity) not intervene? I know they scour chat rooms and hang in some of them. Why wasn't this guy apprehended BEFORE his gross actions?
I imagine it's not as easy as one might think. It is the net after all and he could be anywhere in the world. Plus, who knows what measures he did take in order to secure his identity.
How sick is society to hope the convicts will make this guy suffer? Is society impotent? Even with a death penalty how many 'hope' this guy suffers before he is killed?
Society is pretty sick man. Especially when angry and emotional over one of the many injustices that happen in the world. I understand what you're getting at and that you aren't trying to stick up for the rapist here. (At least I hope not!!) But you must understand it is hard for people to grasp the idea that "Suffering" is still "Suffering" regardless of who it happens to and why. Just look at the news and media and entertainment business. It has to explode, shoot lazers, eat people, catch fire, fill the streets with blood or destroy all of mankind or it simply is worth anyones attention nowadays.
Mayet and Servo are most likely right. The child is damaged for life. While we contemplate what evil this guy deserves, remember the government knew BEFORE the crime happened!
Well sure, but they're also too busy committing their own crimes or covering up old ones to be paying too close attention either. Hell, I'm kinda shocked that they caught him this fast. I mean this is just some guy online somewhere. Not like he's some Most Wanted Terrorist Leader with a Bounty on his head and all that stuff. Otherwise they'd have caught him really quick!!! Wait a second, that senario may not exactly be right either?!?!?