Sex Offender Registry is a hoax!

Sex Offender Registry is a hoax!

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Tena Swain

Walnut Cove, NC

#1 Mar 18, 2010
The National Sex Offender Registry is a hoax. Meaning it is not what it appears or claims to be. If we want to protect our kids from real sex offenders, we need to scrap our current sex offender registry and completely rethink the way we define and punish sex offenes in this country. A significant percentage of those people listed in sex offender registries pose absolutely no threat to children, making it difficult for us to know who really is a danger to our kids and what we should do about them. As a nation we have foolishly come to equate almost all sex offenes equally. You can not compare a couple of teen-agers fooling around, or someone who got caught peeing in a public place, to a person like John Cooey, who brutally raped and murdered little nine year old Jessica Lunsford. This is insane! Because so many different offenses require registration, the number of registered sex offenders has exploded. As of last year there were 674,000 of them. It seems overwhelming and it makes people think that there are predators lurking around every corner just waiting to snatch our kids. Not true! Heartbreaking as it may be, cases of child abduction and murder receive significant media attention, which leads citizens and law makers to react with panic and urgency. In all reality such cases are extremely rare. More children are abducted or harmed by the hand of thier own parents than there are by a stranger. Isn't this where our focus should be? We live in a twisted world, and with that said, so are our sex offender laws.
ssagev

United States

#2 Mar 20, 2010
Tena Swain wrote:
The National Sex Offender Registry is a hoax. Meaning it is not what it appears or claims to be. If we want to protect our kids from real sex offenders, we need to scrap our current sex offender registry and completely rethink the way we define and punish sex offenes in this country. A significant percentage of those people listed in sex offender registries pose absolutely no threat to children, making it difficult for us to know who really is a danger to our kids and what we should do about them. As a nation we have foolishly come to equate almost all sex offenes equally. You can not compare a couple of teen-agers fooling around, or someone who got caught peeing in a public place, to a person like John Cooey, who brutally raped and murdered little nine year old Jessica Lunsford. This is insane! Because so many different offenses require registration, the number of registered sex offenders has exploded. As of last year there were 674,000 of them. It seems overwhelming and it makes people think that there are predators lurking around every corner just waiting to snatch our kids. Not true! Heartbreaking as it may be, cases of child abduction and murder receive significant media attention, which leads citizens and law makers to react with panic and urgency. In all reality such cases are extremely rare. More children are abducted or harmed by the hand of thier own parents than there are by a stranger. Isn't this where our focus should be? We live in a twisted world, and with that said, so are our sex offender laws.
You're right. The online registry is, and will continue to be, worthless unless two things are done: 1) Ensure that the addresses listed are correct, 2) Describe the case, conviction and sentence on the registry. Some of these people are are no threat, and some of them need to be executed for what they did.
sam

United States

#3 Feb 16, 2013
the whole sexoffender thing is a scare tactic! i have a friend who has to register 4 life b cuz he had a queer relationship with a bestfriend win he wuz 15 that lasted til he wuz 21 win he was arrested! both parents on both sides wer ok with their relationship! he is out of prison now and no longer queer, but he has 2 do all that sexoffender b.s. for life. he is not the least bit a threat 2 children or any person! he changed from his life of lawlessness sin and is now living a lawful rightous life with a beautiful wife and his beatiful child! he did the time,learnd from the mistakes and corrected his behavior! he does not belong in the sexoffender catigory!

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