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View Poll Results: Should names and locations of sex offenders be made public?
Yes. They are special menaces to society 20 51.28%
Yes, but only the ones that abuse young children or are convicted of violent rape. 13 33.33%
No, if they have served their time, they have served their debt to society. 4 10.26%
No, not unless murderers and other violent criminals are treated the same way. 5 12.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I wonder why sex offenders get listed but murders, aggravated batterers, and other felons get a pass. Somehow it seems to come back to a salacious morbid curiosity.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Me too but just the female ones.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:03 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'm good with them doing this, but probably not if their offense is just soliciting a prostitute or having sex with a 15-year-old girlfriend at 18. (I consider both very wrong, but different than rape or molestation) Sex crimes are particularly severe crimes.

Although I can see the logic in doing this with people who committed any assault. Going by the actual statistics assault actually has the highest recidivism rate of violent crimes. And sometimes what counts as "assault" causes permanent brain damage or disability. (I know this from family experience) Murder, oddly, has a somewhat low recidivism rate. Often/usually the person had someone in mind they wanted to kill and once they killed them they don't really have an urge to kill again. That's weird I admit, but it seems to be born out by the stats.
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