Reply To: NARSOL demands answers from parish officials


This is another example of the madness that is running rampant in our country. The views of so many average citizens are shaped by what they read and hear concerning people convicted of sex offenses. Most of what they read and hear is based on misinterpretations, misinformation or outright lies.

Even within the community of people who are labeled as sex offenders, their family members and the organizations who are supposed to be helping them in their struggle, there is labeling. I try and read everything new that is posted concerning the plight of the registered citizens. Many comments state, or hint at, that the registry should only be for the really serious sex offenders. What does that really mean?

Please, let’s not start dividing ourselves up into segments and start deciding who deserves relief and who does not. In the eyes of these other inmates in that jail, it didn’t mean a damn what he was convicted of — he was a sex offender and they have been conditioned to respond to sex offenders in this way.

My questions are:

Are these attackers being charged with murder? If not, why not?

Is this the first time this particular parish jail has had attacks such as this?

Why aren’t crimes such as this labeled as hate crimes?