posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 11:34 PM
Obviously, this is an incendiary topic. And I understand why people feel such unmitigated rage toward the perpetrators. Sexualizing a child
is the lowest form of using force to victimize another human being and reveals the absolute worst of humanity. The child carries this scar throughout
his or her life, without question; it is no mystery that most pederasts were abused themselves. That is NO excuse for continuing the 'cycle of
abuse', to borrow a phrase. Not all who suffered from such abuse commit the crimes themselves.
That all said, many of you seem ready to rip the criminal limb from limb, obviously hoping that they all meet the worst of fates once behind bars.
Understandable. But what if YOU were FALSELY IMPRISONED for a sex crime, esp. pederasty?
I know more than a few men who've done time in my state's prisons, and the 'tree jumpers' [as they're called, amongst other things] get little
protection as it is. Furthermore, it is generally just a matter of time before another prisoner, with little to lose and much rep. to gain, will
attack, often raping and/or killing the sexual offender.
This post does not attempt to argue the ethics of such an act. I merely wonder what any of you would say if YOU were the one in those shoes, YET were
This is why I also oppose the death penalty. If ONE innocent person is murdered due to a flawed conviction, then it is simply not worth the risk.
Likewise, subjecting the convicted ped. to death by peers [which so often happens anyhow] by disallowing protection by the state is, quite frankly,
un-ethical, as well as highly hypocritical.
[edit on 7.14.2008 by ItsTheQuestion]