posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 09:44 PM
Originally posted by GAOTU789
reply to post by truthseeker1984
I know the process is impossible to make perfect but there has to be something we can do as a society to make these predators lives more difficult in
getting into positions where they can prey on children. Stricter screening is just one thought.
I agree, but like I said before, the inherent problem is in identifying a predator. If said predator had no record prior to entering a field where
they are working with children, any sort of "identifier" would be a "thought crime." That treads into territory that I don't even want to get
into or think about. I really don't have ideas on what kind of stricter screening means to you. What are your thoughts on that? The only things
that I see are invasive and intrusive. Profiling comes to mind. The subject of this article was never married with no children. Should we start
going after unmarried males who decide to work in an elementary school? That would definitely affect me. Should we target people who watch
pornography? This guy did.
Perhaps one solution is to make the death penalty mandatory in ANY child molestation/abuse case. No appeals, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
You're convicted of the crime, after all reasonable doubt is squashed, and you're put to death a week later. Of course, I have also read about
cases where the "abuser" was falsely accused and put in jail for the crime, while they sat there to rot. There would have to be safeguards against
these types of "always default on the side of the victim" cases. They are rare, but they do happen.
I think the best type of defense against these monsters is more education for our children. The problem is not going to go away, so educating them
from the age they start school is the only reasonable action. Burn it into their heads that certain types of touching is bad, and certain types of
actions are bad. I can almost say for certain that these children were probably already educated on these types of things, but fear is a powerful
motivator to keep your mouth shut.
When it is our children being affected, we want to do everything possible to protect them (believe me, I do. I absolutely adore my students and their
parents, and I would do anything to protect them from the monsters out there), but at the same time we have to keep some semblance of the liberties
and freedoms (or what is left of them) that we have fought so hard to keep.
I hope some other parents and teachers will chime in and help brainstorm some ideas. I'm really at a loss.