Sex offenders rally against laws

Sex offenders rally against laws

There are 15 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 2, 2007, titled Sex offenders rally against laws. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Sex offenders and their supporters ignored a booing crowd during a rally in front of the Statehouse yesterday to protest the toughening of Ohio's registration laws.

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Justin

Anderson, SC

#1 Jul 23, 2009
I understand the plight of those affected by laws that circumvent the constitution of tihs country. Besides igoring the equal protection portion of the constitution, these laws violate the very fabricate of freedom and what it means to be free. In addition, these laws create second class citizens. Laws for those that have made mistakes and a different set of laws for those who have not. I was a police officer for a number of years and have seen at first hand how we as a law abiding people make second class citizens out of those who appear not to fit in. If a goverenment has to inact laws that divide it's people, then we have a dictatorship not a democracy. Registration for anyone is a clear attempt to further take away one's rights as an American.
keyz

Galloway, OH

#2 Jul 23, 2009
It's a tough call. Most sex offenders are repeat offenders and I am unsure whether registration, particularly long-term registration, does anything to rehabilitate them. And it does ostracize them, making it difficult for them to find housing. Still we have to find a way, especially for repeat offenders, to motivate them to stop offending. Are we making sure these guys go through any sort of psychological treatment? The story of the 15 year old boy is disheartening, the kid should be left alone. There are adults out there surfing the web getting hard core core porn.
Dr Undo

United States

#3 Jul 23, 2009
those perverts don't deserve the rights that good people enjoy
Justin

Anderson, SC

#4 Jul 23, 2009
I do not believe it is difficult. If we as a people allow our current system of justice to continue punishing those who have paid for their crimes, what is next? Where is the equal protection? We're taking people and placing them in the spot light and making targets. Is that equal protection? I do not believe so. Those americans that consider themselves free need to reevaluate the meaning of freedom.
CarGuyBri

Mount Hope, WV

#5 Jul 23, 2009
Give the hard core offenders a choice. 10 years of prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender, or 25 years of prison and castration.
mosholder

Denmark

#6 Jul 23, 2009
Leave us alone. Most of us have served our time

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#9 Jul 23, 2009
Justin wrote:
I understand the plight of those affected by laws that circumvent the constitution of tihs country. Besides igoring the equal protection portion of the constitution, these laws violate the very fabricate of freedom and what it means to be free. In addition, these laws create second class citizens. Laws for those that have made mistakes and a different set of laws for those who have not. I was a police officer for a number of years and have seen at first hand how we as a law abiding people make second class citizens out of those who appear not to fit in. If a goverenment has to inact laws that divide it's people, then we have a dictatorship not a democracy. Registration for anyone is a clear attempt to further take away one's rights as an American.
Wrong, wrong, wrong! Just freaking WRONG! Sex offenders, rapists and pedophiles better be damn glad that I don’t make the laws! Because they wouldn’t have to worry about being treated like a “second class citizen” Because they all would be dead! Or at very least in prison for the rest of their lives. The “Sex Offender” is not a second class citizen their less than that! Their less than human. Anyone that victimizes children or the weak should be rounded up and buried in a hole in the middle of the desert. And anyone that defends their so called rights should be buried with them.
Laws are in place to protect our children from monsters like sex offenders. And in my opinion the laws aren’t strict enough.
Dr Undo

Plattsburg, MO

#10 Jul 24, 2009
mosholder wrote:
Leave us alone. Most of us have served our time
should have thought of that before you dropped your pants pervert.
CarGuyBri

Mount Hope, WV

#11 Jul 24, 2009
mosholder wrote:
Leave us alone. Most of us have served our time
You might have served your time, but I'll be damned if you're coming over to babysit.
jerkmychain

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 24, 2009
Fleetcaptain wrote:
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Wrong, wrong, wrong! Just freaking WRONG! Sex offenders, rapists and pedophiles better be damn glad that I don’t make the laws! Because they wouldn’t have to worry about being treated like a “second class citizen” Because they all would be dead! Or at very least in prison for the rest of their lives. The “Sex Offender” is not a second class citizen their less than that! Their less than human. Anyone that victimizes children or the weak should be rounded up and buried in **** in the middle of the desert. And anyone that defends their so called rights should be buried with them.
Laws are in place to protect our children from monsters like sex offenders. And in my opinion the laws aren’t strict enough.
RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT!!!! Could not agree with you more! These pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated and do not belong in our society or around our children. They should be treated like second class citizens because that is what they are. I would rather live next door to a drug dealer or a murderer before I would to a pedophile!!!

Like the guy that would hide in the bathroom and drink boys urine! He's sick and there were no laws against what he was doing?? Well there may not be a law against it but I've got a punishment for it… CASTRATION!!! Bet his desire for urine would taste differently after surgery!!!
jerkmychain

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 24, 2009
mosholder wrote:
Leave us alone. Most of us have served our time
What about the person you molested? You gave them a life sentence and you want left alone. Never...
claw71

United States

#14 Jul 24, 2009
The problem is that a lot of people get lumped into the sex offender category when they really aren't a threat to society at large.

The biggest problem with sex offender registration is that people don't understand the spirit of the law. It's not intended to be used to run people out of town, harass them, or do physical harm.

When somebody gets released from prison they deserve a second chance to become a productive member of society. They say don't do the crime if you can't do the time but nobody seems to think about the fact that our hypocritical society wants to keep on punishing people.
claw71

United States

#15 Jul 24, 2009
jerkmychain wrote:
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RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT!!!! Could not agree with you more! These pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated and do not belong in our society or around our children. They should be treated like second class citizens because that is what they are. I would rather live next door to a drug dealer or a murderer before I would to a pedophile!!!
Like the guy that would hide in the bathroom and drink boys urine! He's sick and there were no laws against what he was doing?? Well there may not be a law against it but I've got a punishment for it… CASTRATION!!! Bet his desire for urine would taste differently after surgery!!!
Tough talk.
Laura

Reynoldsburg, OH

#16 Jul 25, 2009
Since courts will never allow involuntary castration(castration being the only cure for sex offenders)even though they have violated a persons constitutional rights by raping them,their sentence should be life in prison OR voluntary castration.It's the only guarantee that they will never violate another person sexually again.And before y'all say they could still use "instruments"to sexually assault people-remember without their testosterone they will not have a sexually feeling or thought.
They claim to be "driven" by a force beyond their control(and they do not want to control it)so castration should be a welcome relief.As well as it being the ultimate in proving they're sorry.They aren't sorry,they're sorry they got caught!
MeinFuhrer

Mexico, Mexico

#17 Sep 24, 2013
Bullshit, I am not a sex offender, but I can sympathyze with those that are not a threat.

Why are sexual crimes treated different than murder? If a murdered can be left alone after he made his time, why not people in the registry?

Also people replying to the guy that want be left alone. Sigh..... you don't understand that the law allows a 18 year old guy to be put in the registry for having sex with her 17-16 year old girlfriend right? You are aware that a 16 year old guy can be put in the registry for having sex with a 15 year old girl in states where 16 is the legal age right? Yet even in the states where 16 is legal age, when someone over 18 wants to go out with the 16 year old (and it is completely possible for a guy 18-25 genuinely fall in love with someone 16-19 and completely natural) he is a pervert because it is too young, yet apparently it is not too young to be prosecuted for having a 15 year old sex. This is ridiculous, WAKE UP PEOPLE.

Ses Offender Registry put everyone the law deem as a pervert on the same category as someone who forcibly raped someone, or a man in the park improperly touching a 8 year old child (you know a REAL child not 16-17 year old "childs"). You don't even bother to read the offense, you just see "sex offender registry" and automatically your PREJUDICES take over.

If you can't see anything wrong with it, you are dangerously close to Nazi mindset wanting to create second class citizens.

And before you guys tell to me "Yeah, says a sex offender" guess what? I am not, but I can sympathyze with people that don't deserve that treatment.

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