National Sex Offender Registry

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  1. IntoxicatingToxin

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    While talking in another thread, I got to thinking about how many registered sex offenders are in my zip code. I just did a search here: National Sex Offender Registry and came up with 348 in my zip code, one of which is 0.02 miles from me. :frown1: That's sad.
     
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    We have only three within 5 miles of our house now. The worst of them was arrested again for trying to pick up a kid. It's his third strike so I think he is gone for good now.
     
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    It is sad TMM, but at least with the internet and access to a register like this parents like yourself can feel somewhat safer, though I guess as a parent just actually having that knowledge is a burden in itself.
     
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    I really don't like the way people are isolating sex offenders. I feel if they're going to force sex offenders to register, they should force everyone. My advice, keep an open mind. The thing with the websites is they make it seem worse than actually could have been. You could be put up there for getting caught peeing on a tree. Or it could have been 20-30 years ago. People can change. Try not to be ignorant.
     
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    Im surprised the number is that low

    What the hell are you thinking extremelyhateable?
     
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    This is what TMM is talking about, she can't ignore this register as she has a child, and any parents first duty is to protect her child. It's Human Nature. And as their child's protector Parents have every right to have access to these registers.

    It is sad, and I know that people can change with the proper care and attention. Unfortunately the right care is not always there. My brother was placed under a 'section 3' for 3 years in a secure Psychiatric Ward , now thankfully, after years of monitoring and the right care, he is fantastic and well. It took 10 years to get here.

    Unfortunately sometimes that care just isn't there, and sometimes, there really is no helping a person. Also, don't forget that there are interim periods, where an offender will live in a halfway house or with family, hence the need for a register.
     
  7. snoozan

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    i agree that it somewhat unfairly isolates sex offenders-- i'd just as much want to know where the convicted crack dealers live too.
     
  8. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I must say that I don't often agree with you... but in this statement, I do. :smile:
     
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    feelings mutual but, thats what its all about :wink:
     
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    The registry is stupid. Far too many crimes count as sex offenses in the US. An old guy with a failing bladder who takes a leak behind an office building when nobody's around goes on the sex offender list and stays there forever. And that's stupid.

    A few years ago an old doctor told me he'd kept a couple of his old patients off the list by explaining to the court that the guys had genuine medical problems. But old guys with less convincing doctors would be stuck, and the rest of us are needlessly panicked that there are so many "sex offenders" around.

    Phooey. Another decent idea fucked up by stupid bureaucrats.
     
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    My issue is that includes kids convicted of having sex with other kids, voyeurs, indecent exposures, and all sorts of people who I don't remotely consider true threats. I think it's largely a scare tactic promoted by the government to keep us scared.
     
  12. IntoxicatingToxin

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    All of the sex offenders I have found on that site have been in trouble for... aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14, possession of child pornography, etc... things that are hard to explain as something else.
     
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    Well that's just wrong! IMO a sex offenders register should only consist of people who use sexual harm or sex against will. I don't think the sex offenders register is public in the UK, but many are campaigning for it to be made public, such as the Mother of Sarah Payne (a very high profile case here) who persists that if it had been publicly accessible her daughter would not have been raped and murdered.
     
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    You have to be watchful with the wording, because sometimes they make it seem worse than it actually was. Like Peeing behind a tree could be Indecent Assault in the Presence of a Minor. If a kid accidentally walks behind that tree.
     
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    I can't even pull up a registry for Canada.
     
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    I thought there would be a lot more. There's not many in my area at all. some of them are in there for really sketchy charges, too... there's a woman convicted of "crimes against nature (sodomy)".. do they really still enforce that law??? there's some guy hit with "electronic communication with a minor" wtf??? it's illegal for parents to call their kids on a cell phone now?

    Seems dumb putting their picture up next to the guys in there for rape and aggravated sexual battery.

    You can find my cousin in here, too. Though he's out in California, not in my area.

    [edit] wait I went back to get the exact wording of the charge and it actually reads conviction: "use of a communications system to contact minor." how much more vague and meaningless could you possibly be? Speech is a communications system. Nonverbal communication like establishing eye contact or smiling is a communications system. Can they lock you up for smiling at your baby? This guy got charged with it twice, too.
     
  17. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I don't know what it means where you live, but I got a definition of Virginia's version of that law here: Virginia Sex Crime Defense Lawyer Sexual Offense Attorney Internet Minor Child Pornography

    The second-to-last section is about that.
     
  18. IntoxicatingToxin

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    From what I have read, Canada has one, but it's strictly for police use.
     
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    Where does it all stop. out of fear we have allowed our Goverment to isolate these individuals. Strike one for our constitutional freedoms. Whats next, perhaps a public lisiting of all those released or murder, manslaugter, domestic abuse, DWI, credit card default, shoplifting, tax evasion, Child support, Get the point ..we are allowing them to put us all in a catagory.......last person that did this was Hitler. Protect your consitutional freedoms.....at any cost!
     
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    I hope so..?
     
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