posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 09:35 PM
You touch upon an issue -- pedophiles -- that is very visceral to most of us. I think our desire to protect our children drives us to paint with a
very wide brush. I think there are those that were convicted on pedophilia that should be jailed; others -- repeat offenders.... well, they KNOW
the risk, right? But they do it anyway. They are, apparently, driven to do what they do. So, perhaps the real question is: Should we risk our
children, by giving a pedophile an opportunity to offend again? I don't know the answer to that question. I only know on a pretty deep level that
if it were my child, I'd want to end their life. I don't think that makes me in the right in my hypothetical situation.
There was an occasion when I was a kid living in a sleepy logging town in Idaho, when I came home to a barrage of questions from my parents about my
gym coach: "Did he touch you? Where? How many times?" I was freaked out. I later found out that four kids came forward, with their parents,
to accuse the man of pretty serious molestation events/charges. One day, he didn't come to work. Nobody knew why. On the third day, a substitute
coach was appointed. It was hypothesized by some that he wandered out in the winter, became disoriented, and fell in the almost frozen river and
drowned. All his personal effects were intact in his house, as well as his bank account. I'm pretty sure I know what actually happened to him.