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St. Charles County considers ban on sex offenders

There are 28 comments on the KTVO Kirksville story from Feb 14, 2008, titled St. Charles County considers ban on sex offenders. In it, KTVO Kirksville reports that:

Some convicted sex offenders would be banned from parks in St. Charles County under a new proposal.

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Kim

Columbia, MO

#1 Feb 15, 2008
I think sex offendars should be banned from ANYWHERE near where a child would be! They have no place among them. Once an offendar ALWAYS an offender, it has been shown over and over. I think they should put all sex offenders on an island where they only have each other to offend and leave our innocent children alone!!! this opinion may be wrong but look at all the kids who's lives,forever are destroyed due to no fault of their own. I sickens me to think they have a place in society. Innocence is lost far too soon anymore,we dont need some sick individual to help it along.
Funny

Perryman, MD

#2 Feb 20, 2008
But what is your definition of a sex offender? Pedophiles and rapists definitely. But what about the poor 18yr old who is dating a 15 yr old and gets dubbed a sex offender. These laws and punishments need to be appropriate to the crime.
concerned citizen

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#3 Oct 17, 2008
First time offender.....cut it off!!!!!
Fourth Amendment

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#4 Oct 19, 2008
"But what about the poor 18yr old who is dating a 15 yr old and gets dubbed a sex offender. These laws and punishments need to be appropriate to the crime."

Agreed. In some states urinating in public is considered a 'sex crime'. There was a guy who got busted taking a wizz on a golf course and ended up having to register as a sex offender.
dark goddess

Campbellsville, KY

#5 Nov 4, 2008
that's just plain dam dumb they should keep these laws straight to the point and mean exactly what there suppose to .
Whiteboy

Dexter, MO

#6 Nov 10, 2008
Umm lets not forget the gay chics who molest girls what are you gonna cut off them?
devils advocate

Ballwin, MO

#7 Nov 26, 2008
whats next remove all non-white people, gay people, non-christians, poor people, balding people. st.charles county were the good christian white folks live. yeah right. you guys are the worst of all. You do everything, but just not openly.
John

Newland, NC

#8 Dec 5, 2008
The problem lies in who decides what a sex offender is!
That needs to take place before anything!
The people in charge of making that decisions need to be open about everything, their life, their ways need to open to the public for viewing, and if they step out of line they are out!
Often the people in charge of making these decisions and just doing it to hide who they are.
Put you life history on line and let us "Joe public" decide if you are good.
beany

Saint Charles, MO

#9 Apr 24, 2009
Funny wrote:
But what is your definition of a sex offender? Pedophiles and rapists definitely. But what about the poor 18yr old who is dating a 15 yr old and gets dubbed a sex offender. These laws and punishments need to be appropriate to the crime.
I hear this alot. Should children have to suffer because of the excuse, but what about the poor 18 year old?
gammaw

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Apr 25, 2009
When sex abuse touches your life you see an entirely different aspect of where it leads. Children ARE permanently affected, and therefore can ruin the lives of their children and other family members who had nothing to do with the abuse. The abused also tends to marry an abuser. People need to read deeply about this subject before being so naive in their blase comments. Abusers are RARELY cured.
Bertuzzi

Saint Louis, MO

#11 May 31, 2009
okay, this is the thing. I do believe that "true" sex offenders should not be able to be near kids. But you need to also consider what is a sex offender. It's ridiclous that someone that takes a public piss HAS to register as a sex offender, are you serious? A sex offender should be someone that is doing harm to someone else. Like rapist , petafiles, those kind of people.

And i agree with Funny. What about that poor 18 year old boy. In highschool your in the age rages from 14-19 sometimes. If a 15 year old wants to date an 18 year old and both are on the same page about it why should the 18 year old be considered a sex offender that's just not right. They even go to school together. A new "defintion" of a sex offender needs to be put in place
bar fly

United States

#12 May 31, 2009
Bertuzzi wrote:
okay, this is the thing. I do believe that "true" sex offenders should not be able to be near kids. But you need to also consider what is a sex offender. It's ridiclous that someone that takes a public piss HAS to register as a sex offender, are you serious? A sex offender should be someone that is doing harm to someone else. Like rapist , petafiles, those kind of people.
And i agree with Funny. What about that poor 18 year old boy. In highschool your in the age rages from 14-19 sometimes. If a 15 year old wants to date an 18 year old and both are on the same page about it why should the 18 year old be considered a sex offender that's just not right. They even go to school together. A new "defintion" of a sex offender needs to be put in place
what about the kid that moons the kids across the street?
Freedom

Thermal, CA

#13 Jul 20, 2009
Was there an officer in your area in the last 10 years that was found to have child porn on a computer then left the force?
Jim

United States

#14 Aug 5, 2009
It doesn't matter, it's unenforceable. People get all up in arms with these "great ideas", but they need to consider the reality of the situation. What are police supposed to do, question every adult in the park to see if they are a sex offender? And so you ban them from the park, they'll just pick your kid up off the street on the way home.
The people saying that it is a disease are correct. Abusers were usually once abusees. It is a generational disease. You have to treat it, locking these people up, putting all these rules in place do nothing to solve the problem.
Also psychologically speaking, the people that become the most enraged about these issues are most likely the ones doing it and reacting out of guilt. "I think they doth protest too much..."
word of mouth

Galatia, IL

#15 Sep 8, 2012
Kim wrote:
I think sex offendars should be banned from ANYWHERE near where a child would be! They have no place among them. Once an offendar ALWAYS an offender, it has been shown over and over. I think they should put all sex offenders on an island where they only have each other to offend and leave our innocent children alone!!! this opinion may be wrong but look at all the kids who's lives,forever are destroyed due to no fault of their own. I sickens me to think they have a place in society. Innocence is lost far too soon anymore,we dont need some sick individual to help it along.
?.........your rite but what about those who are wrongfully charged. Should you treat them the same
word of mouth

Galatia, IL

#16 Sep 8, 2012
Your rite but wat bout those wrongfully charged should you treat them the same.
Zach Keller

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Sep 13, 2012
Zach Keller is one of them, just ask
listen your self

United States

#18 Sep 14, 2012
F.u devils advocate..how do you make that comparison of christians ,balding people,etc.etc to sex offenders..now we know whos the sex offender on here..do us a favor and commit suicide.you piece of trash
Amazed Reader

Elsah, IL

#19 Jul 6, 2013
Another GREAT LAW to make money . This law or proposal will do nothing for or solve the problem BUT IT WILL MAKE MONEY for all the people involved except the accused and the victims .
Concerned citizen

Clarksville, TN

#21 Nov 10, 2015
they are attending SCCC......Would you want your daughter or wife or sister going to class with a violent offender??

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