Counties ask repeal of sex offender law

Counties ask repeal of sex offender law

There are 26 comments on the The Gazette story from Feb 15, 2007, titled Counties ask repeal of sex offender law. In it, The Gazette reports that:

Linn and Johnson counties appear set to add their voices to the growing chorus of organizations calling for the repeal of the residency requirement in the state sex offender law.

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Endicott, NY

#22 Apr 22, 2011
There is something to be said for someone who does not even know about the facts of the situation. Castration and Murder of individuals on the sex offender registry is very satanic in nature would you not say? It sounds to me that making such suggestions can only come from someone who is hiding from something truly appalling from there past.
The simple fact is that not everyone on that list is a threat. There individuals on the registry that even true die-hard pedophile find appalling and could even feel the way you do. However, another simple is that such behavior is socially unacceptable.
Outside of that, let me tell you a story. There was a man who said that he had sex with a willing child (I think a little boy). During the interview we found out that he had sex with the lad/child and that killed him/her because he said that he was afraid of getting found out. So the moral of the story is that, that little boy/child might still be here today if the laws was different. Not that I am suggesting anything here, it is that the registry the laws that restrict such action has as much to do with harming and not protect a child as someone causing harm to a child.
Let me clear this up. Castration and Murder is unacceptable, and no one will learning nothing is such actions was to happen. There are far more dangers to children then just pedophiles and/and/or child molesters (yes there are difference of a pedophile and child molester.) What of those who beat there children or treat there child like animals. I could tell you a story. Finally, there are plenty of people who believe that the laws themselves have more cause for concern.
In my opinion there is simply not enough research to support the registry or the reason for the registry. Perhaps if there was a research study done where bias or prejudice then my tone or everyone else might change. Who knows. I know I am not make much sense but some day it might.....
Tex

Bingen, WA

#23 Oct 11, 2011
rickysmom wrote:
I meet with Oklahoma legislators next week and will be printing this forum to show to them. this simply goes to show the danger offenders like my son are in from ignorance to "kill them all" and he was sixteen and had consensual sex and the girl lied to him and told police she did....please share my petition to pass Romeo/Juliet legislation lets fix teh registry for the real predators not teen consensual sex acts http://www.rickyslife.com
The R/J law is a waste, as long as zealous DAs with their eyes on Governor are given total impunity from manipulating the courts to make a case, where no true case exists. Wanna "kill them all" start with corrupt attorneys, judges and politicians designing these inane 'scare tactics' out of greed and their pompous egos!

Since: Sep 11

United States

#24 Oct 22, 2011
Who are the lawmakers that crafted these laws? I agree, sexual predators should be removed. But the inclusion of curious twelve year olds our a deceived 16th year old boy is insane. The writers of these laws should be the ones punished for blatant incompetence and/our negligence.
nora hutcheson

Ankeny, IA

#25 Dec 6, 2012
Susan wrote:
My son is a so called "sex offender", and hurt noone. Guy 19 girl 15. All but for age, it was consentual. The law for consent in Massachusetts is 16. If a 40 year old sick man was screwing a 16 year old, it is totally not against the law, and these are the people's lives they are not ruining. Where is the justice? Is the system fucked or what?
i agree, my son just turned 19 and she was 11/2 months from 16. they gave him 10 years, he has to registar, she stood by him all the time he was in prision for (7) years, and now they have a 3 month old, and 8 year old and are getting married. my son and his first son lost 7 years they can never get back because of consensual relationship
JFH

Hanover, MD

#26 May 14, 2013
IT is frightening to hear people demonstrating their ignorance. It is as if they have a cause.
Susan McLaughlin

Algona, IA

#27 May 16, 2013
My son is Very Mildly Mentally Challenged and has Asperger's which is a type of Autism Spectrum Disorder and he also has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and because an 8 year old and he was 18 at the time says he pulled his pants down and exposed himself to her is on probation for the next 2 years the sex offender list for 10 and then has an additional ten year parole sentence and it was actually the mother making the allegations and what really happened is they saw my son changing through the window. now my son has this sentence and has to live with me because he can't get low rent housing on his income and I write constant letters to my congress men. if you want to contact me my email is [email protected] and we can work to change Iowa Law.

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