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Originally posted by Libertygal
reply to post by ExPostFacto
I'm sorry, but what does administrative registation have to do with the limits of the law? A city cannot impose stricter penalties on someone that federal or state statutes do. I am confused by the meaning of what you are trying to say, I apologize for that.
Originally posted by AmericanDaughter
Anyone that thinks this rule is overboard must never have been raped or had your child molested
Originally posted by redseal
WOW seems like alot of you are on the side of sex offenders/ kid rapers...
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
these people are scumbags but they have served their time and therefore under constitutional law they are not subject to further punishment.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
This is a stupid practice to make parents feel better about sitting on their lazy butts eating Halloween candy while they send their babies out into the neighborhood alone. Parents need to step up. Not put signs on the dangers in life and let their kids figure it out.
Originally posted by TwoPhish
I've been thinking about these so-called 'sex-offenders' recently due to all the news about missing children on the news.
I can't help but consider, many......if not the majority of these sex-offenders have this label slapped on them AFTER they had consensual sex with under-aged girls. This includes a male, let's say 19 years old who had sex with his then, 17 year girlfriend. Then, hypothetically.....she got mad at him or....her parents did thus, his arrest.
I mean after all.......if a real deviant man, say 45, had sex with a 5 year old little girl he would more than likely, NOT be out of jail and living in your neighborhood.
I am not saying some more-harden sex offenders aren't out there living among us, but I have a feeling, many of them are not what we (or the media or police) tend to portray them as.
Most rapist are in prison and most child-molesters are in prison. Grant it, they will (probably) be released at some point but when there's a news story (like this little girl Hailey down here in Florida) and it makes the air-waves and they report that there's some 48 sex-offenders in and around here area, something just does not sit right with me.
So like I state, many men bearing this title are not rapists and child-molstes...rather they're; majority-aged men having sex with their minor-age girlfriend.
I know....this happened to me when I was 16. He (18) got arrested when our parents found out but back then, there was no such thing as registration as an offender.
So I think there should be another label put on some of these so-called sex-offenders because I don't believe it's as bad as we think it is.