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Old 04-07-2007, 06:03 AM
 
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It IS a major problem and sadly, there is no rehabilitation for these people.

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Old 04-07-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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See how worked up everyone is over this topic? That's why the "news" exaggerates it--because "crimes against children" stories capture ratings. Follow the money people. There's no more crime against children here than anywhere else.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:21 AM
 
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There's no more crime against children here than anywhere else.
I totally agree. Just go to that website and put in zips for other metro areas. It's just bad anywhere....
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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You ask why everyday they are in the news? Look at the paronoia this thread has started, people talking about killing other people, thats excactly why it in the news everday. This is nothing new, but our society feeds on this fear, I have three kids and have the same worries that you all have but i feel like we are isolating these people into a corner and making it worse.There was an article yesterday about 7 sex offenders living under a bridge in Miami because of new laws prevented them from living anywhere else. Is this the answer? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17985719/ I feel like they are treatable but they need intense supervision and intense treatment at the same time. We need to work on making them productive responsible citizens

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Old 04-08-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Bad things happened in our day as well. There was a girl in my neighborhood (she lived two blocks from me) that was molested and killed and I never knew about it for years. In the past, a lot of things were kept quiet. The killer was the next door neighbor, a disturbed kid, and he was quietly put away. Not much fanfare and not much media attention and the incident was quietly forgotten. Nowadays, that would never be the case. I actually think we are probably safer today than we were back then but there is so much paranoia today, that we will never think that is the case. Back then, ignorance was indeed bliss.
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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"I feel like they are treatable but they need intense supervision and intense treatment at the same time."

Would you want them to live next to you? Who's going to pay for this treatment and the monitoring?

Killing them, can't do that, it'd never pass in law unless it's been multiple times and they killed a child.

Desert is the best answer, cost us less, they live, we are free of them.

1*Ranch
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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Would you want them to live next to you? Who's going to pay for this treatment and the monitoring?

Killing them, can't do that, it'd never pass in law unless it's been multiple times and they killed a child.

Desert is the best answer, cost us less, they live, we are free of them.

1*Ranch
Of course I don't want one living next to me, but its gonna happen. Don't get me wrong I am not siding with them but we need alternatives for treatment and you are so worried about how much it cost? The State allready pays for most of it. Its more complicated than just shipping them out to the desert.

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Old 04-09-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Actually having a tent city and making them pay for their meals and chain gangs would save money as opposed to spending it on nice A/C furnished, Cable TV having rooms. I don't have numbers to bring to this fight, but common sense should suffice.

Refer to Sheriff Roy Arpaio of Maricopa County, Az.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Why is it that ever other day we hear something in the news about a person, either flashing, approaching or trying to lure children from our schools? Is there a problem with our laws, does more need to be done?

I personally believe they are mentally sick and can not be treated. They should be sent to live in tent camps in the desert. This would save tax paying dollars and keep our kids safer.

1*Ranch.
I think we should extend the death penalty for those with multiple counts of child molestation. The number would have to be at least 5, but I see no need to keep these people around.

Wack'em, end of story.

~T
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Hot, Humid Texas
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I don't consider it paranoia to be precautious when you have your children out in public. Its a simple parenting instinct to want to protect them, not being paranoid. Also, it shouldn't be a question about the best treatment for "these people" we are referring to. Treatments are for people who are victims. Sex offenders make the choice themself to commit the horrible crimes. They surely know that there must be consequences. Many abusers were abused as children themselves. Yes when they were children they were victims, but not as adults. Its their responsibliity as adults to seek any counseling they think they may need to overcome the trama of their childhood abuse. Its a vicious cycle that is neverending if they are allowed to keep preying on innocent children. If they make the choice to abuse a child, then they made the choice to pay the price.
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