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Old 07-12-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: florida
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for one min ask yourself "what is a sex offender"
your naber might be a offender and you and the law dont know about him. Your childs teacher might be one your bos might be one and you dont know it you never know if someone is a offender but how the law is it makes you think your kids are safe from sex offenders thay let you know a sex offender that was arrested(for a sex crim in his life is liveing in your naberhood thay dont let you know the people your kids hang out with might or might not be one
even if thay have a wife and kids dont mean thay are not a sex offender
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I think this is a good time to point out that in the United States people have a very easy time marginalizing social groups and utterly dehumanizing them. This has happened with Native Americans, enslaved Africans, Women, the Elderly, Migrants, and many others throughout history. The same seems to be true of sex offenders. They are SO heavily stigmatized that they are not even treated like humans. This is, of course, not to defend what a sex offender has done. They have certainly caused harm, often irreparable, to another person. But this alone does not mean they can be treated like they are not human. It is very important to empathize with all people, no matter what their actions or ideals.
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