No Easy Answers

Friday, September 19, 2008

So speaks Sarah Tofte in her Human Rights Watch report "No Easy Answers"...
Neighbors as well as strangers harass, intimidate and physically assault people who have committed sex offenses.

In the case of former sex offenders, such measures should include limiting access to online registries, carefully limiting community notification efforts, and taking steps to signal forcefully to the community that harassment and violence are unlawful and will be prosecuted.
Much of Sarah Tofte's Human Rights Watch report talks about how she thinks the sex offender registry affects the lives of convicted sex offenders. One of the people Sarah interviewed to gather the findings for her report was none other than Linda Pehrson the "CEO" of the pro-sex offender activist group SOSEN, refering to her by the alias "Amy," here's what Sarah had to say about Linda:
When they go grocery shopping, they go thirty miles away because she is afraid somebody will recognize them
This same person who goes 30 miles away to do her shopping also rallies in defense of Sex Offenders on the front steps of a statehouse. The way Sarah Tofte says it, she makes it sound like Linda does it out of fear of harassment...

Now, meet Linda Pehrson, talking inside of SOSEN about someone that she suspects to be an online anti-pedophile activist:
I’ve found an address in [edit] Maybe I can write to her or call her to see how to order the book. I found two phone numbers [edit]and [edit] If anyone else is interested in the BOOK and calls and gets ordering information, please do post so everyone else can see it!

Linda also talks about how close she is with Sarah Tofte, leaving a scathing remark towards a fellow sex offender activist for trying to make contact with Sarah without her permission:

I am confused also Rod. I have been cultivating my relationship with Sarah for 3 years. I asked you when I was in the hospital not to contact her, that I would take care of it. I get MANY MANY reporters sent our way because of her. If you want me to do something, I do it. I do not appreciate you writing to Sarah when I asked you not to...

I do not like my toes being stepped on. You asked me to do something. I did it. The last time I checked I was the CEO. The CEO asked you not to interfere with her contact.
My question is, if Sarah Tofte and Human Rights Watch is so concerned with people who have committed vile, cruel and disgusting act's against children being harassed; Then why do they seem to support someone who openly encourages others to harass people they suspect to be Child Advocates, simply for speaking out against people who abuse (and enable people to abuse) and violate the human rights of innocent children?

Not An Exception, The Rule

Saturday, September 13, 2008

He is a sex offender who wrote a blog to promote sex offender issues. Here are some quotes from that blog:
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.

Sound familiar?

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.