Homeless sex offender draws ire of Ba...

Homeless sex offender draws ire of Barnum-area residents

There are 88 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 3, 2010, titled Homeless sex offender draws ire of Barnum-area residents. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

About 200 concerned Barnum area residents filled the school's auditorium Monday night to hear about a Level 3 registered predatory offender now living in the area but without a specific home.

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Steinbeck

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 3, 2010
Pack a rod, take a hike. Don't live in fear of this stray rabid dog. Take walks in groups and make sure at least one of you has a baseball bat.
What chance does a guy like this have to live a normal life? He's living like an outcast now, like a wild animal feared and hated by the whole town. Who would give him a job?'It's scary' says Kari LaFlash. How did the notes get inside the vehicles? Why didn't he just put them under the wiper blades? hmmm...maybe it IS scary.

But mostly I wonder how come this wretched outcast has to live in Moose Lake when he's obviously spent some time in Ramsey County, where there might be services available for such as him, or at least a halfway house where he could bunk down without mosquitoes driving him insane.
Oilbama

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Aug 3, 2010
He should have a permanent home....It's called JAIL. These people should never roam society again.
Ms V

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Aug 3, 2010
Oilbama wrote:
He should have a permanent home....It's called JAIL. These people should never roam society again.
Then tell your lawmakers you want the law changed to have all sex offenders permanently incarcerated after the first offense. If the community and the offender work within the guidelines set, that is all they can do. Obviously the community knows all about him already and has been avoiding him. It seems the offender is not hiding himself or what he had done. Ideal situation? No. Within the confines of the current system what would you suggest?
MKK

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Aug 3, 2010
Why should we pay for them to be in jail? There should be an Island community where they live and work and have no contact with the rest of us. Let them f each other.
Gonecat

Plymouth, MN

#6 Aug 3, 2010
Really? 3 goofie posts sadly we live in a world where bad things happen and sadly some people make bad choices it would be a absolute head turn if someone in this community did reach out and and give this guy a job. All people have many chances in life to redeem themselves and there are many great triumphant stories.
Norwegianson

AOL

#7 Aug 3, 2010
Old White Guy wrote:
Castration would help.
I agree and these liberal saps who rated your comment as 'nuts' don't have an effn clue. Maybe if it happened to someone in their family, they would feel the same. They make me puke almost as much as this pervert.
Fed Up

Taylor, WI

#8 Aug 3, 2010
Gonecat wrote:
Really? 3 goofie posts sadly we live in a world where bad things happen and sadly some people make bad choices it would be a absolute head turn if someone in this community did reach out and and give this guy a job. All people have many chances in life to redeem themselves and there are many great triumphant stories.
Good for you. You sound like one of those bleeding heart liberals that gave these pieces of garbage rights. How about the township sends him to live next door to you and you give him a job. Maybe then you will begin to understand that these types of people need to be disposed of. Maybe if you spent some time with victims and their families you would begin to understand how damaging these people are.
AntiLowLife

United States

#9 Aug 3, 2010
What would happen if two hundred concerned citizens had a meeting about an illegal Mexican that has moved into a small town? How about dozens moving in? Would a representative from the corrections dept. show up? Would the corrections officer show the statistics that the illegals are very likely to rob, rape and kill? Would women cry because they are afraid now. Heavens no! That would be racist! I don't want to hear about this guy until we get our borders secure. Oh wait. Arizona said they could do that. They would follow the Federal guidelines too. Oh yea...I forgot. Obama sued them. We're screwed.
Bridge Repair Money

United States

#10 Aug 3, 2010
I suppose they release sex offenders from prison so everyone can find a job and everyone can feel good about being paranoid about sex offenders.

The Overwieght White Women in the State legislature have moustaches and double chins.

I suppose everyone will be confused when it's 20 below and he re-offends.
Don Juan Cartier

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Aug 3, 2010
The town citizens should put a bounty on him!
Heidi Lindelof

Sauk Rapids, MN

#12 Aug 3, 2010
Castration is not legal, and therefore not an option. What are our options here? How can we solve the problem? It’s easy to feel scared and unhappy and start throwing around ideas on how to punish him, but ultimately that’s unproductive, and he’s already served his time. He entered a corrections facility when he was a very young man. A corrections facility, to correct his behavior. What’s the next step? He now needs to become a productive member of society. How do we do that? Education and entering the work force, but he can’t do that alone.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#13 Aug 3, 2010
This individual has served his time, completed the mandatory sentence that was adjudicated against his crime. He has made it publicly known that he has offended and would like to make a better life for himself through finding an active job and being a successful member of society...what more could you ask for? He is a criminal that admits he is a sexual offender.

If you are scared of him, then stay away from the area. Take a walk with your kids instead of letting them walk alone.

He is trying to find a job so that he will not be forced to offend again....give this guy some slack. If he can't find gameful employment, what is the next step????? Will he commit robbery to stay alive? Who knows.... But wouldn't you rather help him when he is asking instead of crucifying him after the fact?

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#14 Aug 3, 2010
Don Juan Cartier wrote:
The town citizens should put a bounty on him!
Then you would be no better than him...
MKIA

Saint Joseph, MN

#15 Aug 3, 2010
Azhrei wrote:
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Then you would be no better than him...
Really? Who will pick up the remnants when he reoffends
on someones daughter?

Since: Jun 09

Olathe, KS

#16 Aug 3, 2010
Azhrei wrote:
This individual has served his time, completed the mandatory sentence that was adjudicated against his crime. He has made it publicly known that he has offended and would like to make a better life for himself through finding an active job and being a successful member of society...what more could you ask for? He is a criminal that admits he is a sexual offender.
If you are scared of him, then stay away from the area. Take a walk with your kids instead of letting them walk alone.
He is trying to find a job so that he will not be forced to offend again....give this guy some slack. If he can't find gameful employment, what is the next step????? Will he commit robbery to stay alive? Who knows.... But wouldn't you rather help him when he is asking instead of crucifying him after the fact?
If he was turning his life around he wouldn't be a level 3. If he had recognized his crime, completed his treatment, cooperated with the corrections system. This isn't a "label" that just gets put on you. You have to earn it, and most likely he has not complied well.
MKIA

Saint Joseph, MN

#17 Aug 3, 2010
Heidi Lindelof wrote:
Castration is not legal, and therefore not an option. What are our options here? How can we solve the problem? It’s easy to feel scared and unhappy and start throwing around ideas on how to punish him, but ultimately that’s unproductive, and he’s already served his time. He entered a corrections facility when he was a very young man. A corrections facility, to correct his behavior. What’s the next step? He now needs to become a productive member of society. How do we do that? Education and entering the work force, but he can’t do that alone.
The horror of what he did to that woman wasn't legal either.
When he re-offends what then?
How long will you let the cycle continue? Until its you or your baby that gets raped?
Al Bundy

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Aug 3, 2010
Have this guy live in the same house as the judge who gave him probation for raping a woman.
Unbelievable.
Bob

Hastings, MN

#19 Aug 3, 2010
It will only be a matter of time before he ends up in jail again but what the charges will be is not known yet. I hope he somehow accidently dies in his sleep while in his tent or where ever he lays his head at night. The people of Barnum could help with this matter.
Bob

Hastings, MN

#20 Aug 3, 2010
Heidi Lindelof wrote:
Castration is not legal, and therefore not an option. What are our options here? How can we solve the problem? It’s easy to feel scared and unhappy and start throwing around ideas on how to punish him, but ultimately that’s unproductive, and he’s already served his time. He entered a corrections facility when he was a very young man. A corrections facility, to correct his behavior. What’s the next step? He now needs to become a productive member of society. How do we do that? Education and entering the work force, but he can’t do that alone.
Wow talk about bleeding heart garbage being spewed in this post. Ok lady why don't you invite the scum to live with you in your house or maybe even your garage. Good luck with that.
Kother

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Aug 3, 2010
Sex offenders have right too! Don't hear you people cring about all the Sex Offenders in public schools teaching kids........

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