Residents want sex offenders moved fr...

Residents want sex offenders moved from shelter

There are 8 comments on the Turnto10.com story from May 12, 2009, titled Residents want sex offenders moved from shelter. In it, Turnto10.com reports that:

Residents in Cranston found out sex offenders are among the population at Harrington Hall, a homeless shelter on Howard Avenue.

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disgusted crans resident

Providence, RI

#1 May 13, 2009
we pay taxes, etc to live in a good community for our children - we do not need to have to worry every day about a sex offender walking around, especially near children. Where to put them? Find a place way, way out in the country, near no one, give them food and shelter and leave them there. If never works, they always seem to repeat and repeat what they have done in the past. Do you (our fearless leaders in Cranston) not remember past cases??? Wake up and put them somewhere near no one other than themselves!!!!
kermitgirl12

Cranston, RI

#2 May 14, 2009
disgusted crans resident wrote:
we pay taxes, etc to live in a good community for our children - we do not need to have to worry every day about a sex offender walking around, especially near children. Where to put them? Find a place way, way out in the country, near no one, give them food and shelter and leave them there. If never works, they always seem to repeat and repeat what they have done in the past. Do you (our fearless leaders in Cranston) not remember past cases??? Wake up and put them somewhere near no one other than themselves!!!!
i cannot believe they put them here if we had the DEATH PENALTY 4 THEM NONE OF US WOULD HAVE 2 WORRY ABOUT OUR CHILDREN!! IT IS THE LAWMAKERS THEY WILL NOT DO ANYTHING UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS 2 ONE OF THEIR CHILDREN OR FAMILY MEMBERS THIS IS REALLY AN OUT RAGE!!!
The Princess

Providence, RI

#3 May 14, 2009
I agree and I'm not from Cranston. They do more to rehabilitate sex offenders than they do to help the victims of these crimes, who more often than not suffer for years over this shit!
Suzanne Arena

West Warwick, RI

#4 May 14, 2009
The Princess said it - they (ACLU & Friends) do more for the criminals than for the victims...as WE live with a LIFE SENTENCE. Meanwhile the criminals are scoping out whom their next potential victims are. Okay, so if they don't believe in the Death Penalty...what about a Labotomy, can those folks still work and clean our streets etc. with no memory...no impulses then?

“IT IS EASY BEING GREEN!!!!”

Since: Feb 09

cranston,ri

#5 May 15, 2009
Suzanne Arena wrote:
The Princess said it - they (ACLU & Friends) do more for the criminals than for the victims...as WE live with a LIFE SENTENCE. Meanwhile the criminals are scoping out whom their next potential victims are. Okay, so if they don't believe in the Death Penalty...what about a Labotomy, can those folks still work and clean our streets etc. with no memory...no impulses then?
Hello Suzanne no they cannot, see i get so angry about this whole child molester issue because i have seen 1st hand how they destroy a child's life and spirit with their crime!! i have friend's as well who we're raped/molested when they we're younger and the pain and shame they endured!!! all because a sick freak could not so called control themselves and yes i get so angry because it is as if only you and a handful of other's get that they cannot be rehabilitated so it falls to our Lawmaker's who will not push for the death penalty in these cases, and some bring me 2 tears they r so bad!! and they just keep letting them out to reoffend and it is so frustrating to know that they will hurt another innocent child and get a slap on the wrist and let back out to do it again over and over they just wait 4 an opportunity and it makes me want to just wipe them out myself!! i know in reality there r better ways but we all have 2 fight for these laws i cannot do it alone and i am not sure where 2 start?? it is not just my children I am trying 2 protect it is everyone's because all children r innocent and do not ask to come into this world,but they do they r born everyday and it should never have to hurt to be a child.My heart takes over my mind alot! hey great posts from u hope to hear more from u on this issue as well as other's
The Princess

Providence, RI

#6 May 16, 2009
I've experienced it first-hand as well... I cannot rightfully call myself a victim because I look at myself more as a survivor, of what some sick asshole did to me, almost daily, for 11 years of my life. It's a life sentence to not be able to remember my life, and a life sentence to not be able to trust anyone. It's a life sentence to have such an overwhelming need to protect my child that it seems I can't let him have an oz of freedom because it HURTS to let him out of my sights. Yes, a life sentence!
Suzanne Arena

West Warwick, RI

#7 May 16, 2009
The Princess wrote:
I've experienced it first-hand as well... I cannot rightfully call myself a victim because I look at myself more as a survivor, of what some sick asshole did to me, almost daily, for 11 years of my life. It's a life sentence to not be able to remember my life, and a life sentence to not be able to trust anyone. It's a life sentence to have such an overwhelming need to protect my child that it seems I can't let him have an oz of freedom because it HURTS to let him out of my sights. Yes, a life sentence!
Gosh, you mirror my past. I am a survivor, however, for some it resinates if I use the 'victim' word. I too trust [practically] no one and have taught my children automony and never go with anyone unless I give permission. This means even her best friends parents should they decide to have her or him go to the stables and help work on a secret project. That word "secret" is taboo in my house. Thanks for taking the time to express and show your strength Princess.

“IT IS EASY BEING GREEN!!!!”

Since: Feb 09

cranston,ri

#8 May 17, 2009
The Princess wrote:
I've experienced it first-hand as well... I cannot rightfully call myself a victim because I look at myself more as a survivor, of what some sick asshole did to me, almost daily, for 11 years of my life. It's a life sentence to not be able to remember my life, and a life sentence to not be able to trust anyone. It's a life sentence to have such an overwhelming need to protect my child that it seems I can't let him have an oz of freedom because it HURTS to let him out of my sights. Yes, a life sentence!
I am so sorry that happened to you and yes thank u for shareing your story in my eyes u and suzan are hero's for being so brave! I also have 2 nieces my sister helped her husband raise them after their Mother's boyfriend molested them the oldest girl from 7 to 13 and the youngest girl not sure but we found out it went on for a while with her as well their biological mother blamed both girls!! she is a sick individual both girls at the time eventually ended up in foster care and my sister and her husband took custody of both girls and 2 day they have good jobs and beautiful families of their own they turned out good and they both say it is because my sister became their mom and that's what they call her. I detest child molester's and if i could take your pain and suzan's pain away I would in a hearbeat but u r both right victims u r not SURVIVOR'S U BOTH R my heart breaks for u both but i smile for u both at the same time because u r both here to share your opinion's and feeling's on this and i truly appreciate that. i was one of the lucky ones it did not happen to me but when anyone is hurt in this manner it breaks my heart so bad u might think it did, but thank god i came out unscathed from this, but I am a survivor of domestic violence twice. I know there is no comparison I am just trying to explain I have been through emotional pain and my scars have never really healed inside but I do not let it get to me because if I let the scars of that abuse rule my life my 2 abuser's win. well God Bless you and Suzan and thanks again for shareing

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