punishing a scapegoat does only creates more victims
By requiring them to register, and directly implying that they are not valuable human beings, but instead they are monsters that must be watched closely and tolerated only because some long dead person wrote that they have rights.
I am against laws that encourage and allow arbitrary discrimination against a person because of mistakes they may or may not have made in the past. It is a serious violation of human rights to judge another person based on what they might do. Sex offenders are routinely evicted, denied services, and harassed because of the community notifications.
Are you thinking for yourself, or letting the media tell you what to think? If you think that sex offenders have little control over their behavior, then that is the TV thinking for you, and it is nonsense.
This sex offender then went on to murder three people in order to abduct and sexually brutalize 8 year old Shasta and 9 year old Dylan Groene. He then sadistically tortured the children, capturing much of the torture on camera.
In one video, he hangs Dylan and screams "The devil is here, boy, the devil himself. The demon couldn't do what the devil sent him to do so the devil came himself. The devil likes to watch children suffer and cry."
His name, of course, is Joseph Duncan.
And while we recognize so many of the above arguments in RSO activism today, the same activists like truthseeker aka Ryan Okins, will point out that offenders like Duncan are a 'minority of RSOs'. I can't say I'm so sure of that. In fact, we recently had a misguided visitor..........well see for yourself.
Pause for a moment and think about that. About the sheer terror this family went through. About the agony Dylan suffered...and the fact that we have someone here actively searching for images of Dylan's torture.
Its natural to ask what can we do to prevent Mr Comcast here from becoming the next Joseph Duncan.
Well, why don't we trot on over to the Reform Sex Offender Laws Campaign and see what they recommend:
- 2. Abolish all life-time civil commitment for sex offenders who have completed prison sentences and/or parole and probation.
- 4. Stop all required sex offender registration for minors. NOTE: DUNCAN WAS A MINOR WHEN HE COMMITTED HIS FIRST TWO OFFENSES!
- 5. Abolish all laws that provide the death penalty or life in prison without parole for sex offenders.
Given the above statements, it is very confusing that many members of this campaign to abolish sex offender laws blame society for Duncan's crimes. Their rationale is that if society had never released Duncan, he wouldn't have been free to commit these crimes. Well, that is true but they OPPOSE any option that will keep the offender out of society!
Duncan's blog "Blogging the Fifth Nail" provided insight into this man's thought patterns. In addition to the classic blame-gamer arguments that have already been presented here, I'll leave you with this:
The truth is that I am not an exception, I am the rule! Most sex offenders are just like me- Joseph Duncan Jan 2004
I have no doubt that, given the opportunity, Duncan would be blame-gaming with the best of them. Please stay tuned for more important information regarding this campaign and their disturbing ideologies.