Is hostility toward suspected pedophiles so severe that prosecutors exhibit excessive zeal and defense attorneys don't bother to defend their client? Will juries convict regardless of inconclusive evidence? For persons accused of sex offenses, is it guilty unless proven innocent beyond a reasonable doubt? If so, there is a systematic denial of justice for those charged.
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Accusing someone may seem like a good way to get revenge or an advantage of some kind. Be sure to read both of these news stories. http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=774539&nid=148
Does it matter if MySpace incorrectly lists someone as a sex offender? Would it matter if it was you? http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2007/05/26/myspace-falsely-labeled-a-woman-as-sex-offender/
No Place to Stand, No Place to Sit
And when they get out of prison, if they ever do, where can they live?
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The Orwellian double speak, that limiting where sex offenders may live is not punishment, has been struck down by Judge Patricia Joyce.
Do we want to keep pedophiles in prison for life? Quotes from ChildRight Worldwide - The Victim Child:
"Parker Rossman, an expert in homosexual paedophilia, estimates the number of active gay-paedophiles at more than half a million all over the world. Apparently one out of eight men sometimes gets sexually excited about young boys."
"According to a study by Briere and Runtz in the USA, of the 193 male students questioned, 21% have been sexually aroused by young children once or twice. 9% of the students said to have fantasies about sex with children sometimes, and 7% indicated to be interested in sex with children if there would be no risk of being arrested."
If you try to put all these folks in jail on top of all those imprisoned for other reasons, we're going to have a society composed of only two groups, prisoners and prison guards.
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Here is a plan to establish ghettos for sex offenders similar to those they had in pre-WWII Europe. http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.php?story=dispatch/2007/03/15/20070315-C1-00.html
That is likely to be the end result of the increasing number and severity of laws restricting where convicted sex offenders are permitted to live, work or just be.
Soon they may not be able to have any kind of employment. http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2007/05/08/wi/00wi0508.prt
New Jersey may make it a crime for a sex offender to use the internet thus denying them another form of employment. http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070522/NEWS01/70521021
There is also a proposal to require sex offenders to display a special green registration plate on their cars. Will they be made to wear an emblem on their clothing after that? Does any of this seem familiar? http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=590303&format=print
There are over 390 thousand registered sex offenders in the US, 48 thousand in Texas. Do we really want to create a large group of very unhappy and desperate men? http://www.swivel.com/data_columns/spreadsheet/2549530
Children to be banned from going outside. Parents warned not to let children play together out of sight. Better they should all get obese, diabetic and hypertensive from inactivity.
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Cloaks and Veils
Because we seem to be terribly concerned that some men are sexually aroused by children, perhaps we should dress all the kids in black cloaks and veils until the age of eighteen.
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