Pa. lawmaker harbors sex offenders at...

Pa. lawmaker harbors sex offenders at home

There are 6 comments on the The Daily Texan story from Aug 15, 2008, titled Pa. lawmaker harbors sex offenders at home. In it, The Daily Texan reports that:

MARIETTA, Pa. - A former tough-on-crime Pennsylvania lawmaker has adopted a new and unpopular cause, taking into his home three sex offenders who couldn't find a place to live - a stand that has angered ...

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Tosha

New York, NY

#1 Aug 18, 2008
I completely support what Mr. Armstong is doing. People never understand what it is like until it hits home. It is about time that someone starts acting like a christian. Remember what the bible says, "Forgive and Forget." I don't agree with the crimes that were committed, but what we as a country want to forget is that they are people to. I just ask that you try to see how you would fee if it was your child.
hyperboliz

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Aug 20, 2008
Bible also says, 'an eye for an eye'. But Tosha, it's my child(ren) that I am thinking about. Every DAY the papers are full of recidivist, repeat sex offenders who have killed a child; but not before that offender rapes, sodomizes, tortures, suffocates, and sets the child on fire. I will never, never, never forget what these animals do. They rights of the many are more important that the rights of the one. Especially when that one, is deranged enough to have touched a child inappropriately. I HAVE noted, however, that this particular blog is FULL of sex=offender sympathizers and for this reason I have notified the moderator. I suspect this is an organized effort by misguided bloggers who are themselves, sex offenders and/or family of sex offenders. Most unsavory indeed.
Concerned mother

Baytown, TX

#3 Aug 30, 2008
Hyperboliz, I thank you for thinking of your children and ask that you allow me to also think of my child who is currently incarcerated in Texas for 40 years for a sex offense that he did not commit. Here is Texas the only "evidence" required to convict a person is the child's word. It is a very scary thought that any coach, teacher or any other person who deals with children can have their freedom taken away for an act that they did not commit.

I applaud Mr. Armstrong for being able to differentiate between the "sexual predator" (and I know they are out there) and one who has been wrongfully accused and convicted or one who had consensual sex and the woman changed her mind after the fact.

I would also ask that you remember that you cannot believe half of what you believe in the newspapers. Prosecutors and District Attorneys are more than happy to convict the accused in the media, while defense attorneys refuse to speak to the media, allowing the news to always "prove" guilt.

I pray that you never have to experience the horror that my family has experienced for the past 9 years.
mike

Warren, OH

#4 Sep 4, 2008
I think what tom is doing is a true gift for these men who truly stuggle to restore there lives. I am a person who comited a sex offence years ago and now work with many offender who are hopeless or not being released because they have no adress. we run ministry houses for all types of felons and we find the sex offenders are the most grateful because they are the leppers of todays society and the lawmakers have a good political edge taking shot at them who will stand up and give them a second chance. the drug dealer who sold you child crack is more likley to get out and sell your child cack again than most sex offenders reoffending. Does not the Drug dealer do as much damage to our children when abuse starts sexual or drug our children's mental development stops Think about that for a while before you judge

Mike
not happy bout things

United States

#5 Jul 27, 2012
Mr armstrong is at it again. this time one of his pervs got loose and has been stalking my family. Mr armstrong can only say good things about this guy. praise the lord! WTF? I look up this guys history on the AOPC/ UJS. and find out this guys got a rap sheet 21 pages long for stalking and other felony crimes such as abusing women .drugs.theft.and many others. look it up for yourself- ronald james 1962 - once again thank you tom for bringing this P.O.S. INTO our lives. thank you brother. praise the lord. amen. you sick MF. MAYBE WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER GETS RAPED OR WHAT NOT YOU WILL FIGURE OUT WHY THIS GUY WAS IN PRISON. GOD BLESS...
concerned citizen

United States

#6 Jul 28, 2012
If you think Tom Armstrong is helping these pervs because its in his heart B.S. He's bennifitting financially from his "help" to the Pervs. Those criminals have "access to justice" and are punished justly. How about helping fatherless children get toys or a better education since children are our future. Or a battered victim who has no home exc. I'm assuming It's because there is no financial gain by helping those who have nothing. So Tom, how many kick backs, tax funding or breaks do you get for giving these Offenders an address so they can get out of prison sooner?
If you truely had a God loving giving heart you wouldn't be contributuing and encouraging this sort of thing.
Tom Armstrong recently brought Offenders to a church where one of these men got personal information of another attender and Harrassed this person to the point the police were notified and Tom Armstrong still denies this man did any wrong. If Tom is "supervising" these people why does he provide them with victims too. He should not be qualified to mentor and I hope it doesn't take a haynous act from one of his "Offenders" to relize this. HIs brother Max Armstrong is also a sex Offender. Did you rehabilitate your brother too Tom. Please pray for Tom.

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