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July 29, 2019 at 10:23 am #58591
By Sandy . . . From Tennessee comes this all-too-familiar story: Law enforcement is patting itself on the back for a job well done in assuring that th
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July 29, 2019 at 11:04 am #58592
All useful at my FTR, I thank you and intend to use the graphs.
July 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm #58600
Sandy, once again you’ve created a great article. Each of us needs to have this sort of information at our fingertips. So often registry defenders will make comments with which all of us agree. A common assertion is that one incident of sexual abuse against a child is one too many. Absolutely correct!
The obvious reply to this statement can be derived directly from information in your article. Since recidivism among those convicted of a sex offense is extremely low, resources should be redirected toward that small group. While they make for great political theater (e.g. the picture in your article), ineffective broad-brush approaches, like registries, create a false sense of security and do nothing to protect children.
There are over 900,000 persons on registries who have friends and families. When equipped with proper information, each of those could educate others one person at a time.
July 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm #58621
Great article Sandy. I wonder how many tax dollars were spent on this operation that accomplished absolutely nothing. I wonder if we could send a copy of this to the Meigs County sheriff’s department?
July 30, 2019 at 9:53 am #58633
Not a bad idea. I’d like to see this available in PDF form. The people who need this information will never come to the NARSOL site. I’ve already sent a letter to the editor of the local paper, but I’d love to follow up with more.
Little by little …..
July 30, 2019 at 11:14 am #58644
Yes, a pdf would be great. I printed it out, but it does not come out correctly.
July 30, 2019 at 5:06 pm #58647
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Yes a pdf and a permanent link. Excellent information
July 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm #58652
The printer friendly version does not include the images. These are links to JPEGs of the images.
July 31, 2019 at 1:32 am #58653
Prevention is good but responsiblity is better. Who can prevent prevert human mind from going astray in this heartache that seems factored by inducement.. Prevention taxes or dollars are good if they prevent but who can prevent a bullet or a Perry Mason who done it. Education is good if the learning curve is there. Today schools teach kids nothing today. Even Dan said a lot of this sex prevention amounts to nothing. This specific type of war on crime is a judgemental nightmare
Prevention Dollars being spent wisely are like an ounce of prevention. One cannot cure themselves unless the enthusism is there. With this sex oiffender or registry situation its a paranoia that stigmatizes more and depresses one psychologiclly At times one wants to stay in the house and sulk about this situation, but thats not the answer. It drains on the person and strains. Its like a brain washing factor.
Ordeals like this will at times make one feel like they have no rights and is this embarrassment to society. One can’t understand until they walk in one’s shoe’s. Probation officers are just open ear vessels in these’s still open cases of blind justice which is no more true than Washington chopping down the cherry tree in many instances. I live in VA and I think it is a federal offense to chop down a cherry tree. Could one even say internet present an encrochment in this method of prevention. sure harsh words can sting one but who is doing the sting.
Ttaking a bit out of crime is good as McGruff would say but overdoing anything is like baking a cake and overcooking it more or taking things to far when they ask one for pictures and things of a sexual nature. It is a bit too much in a lot of these ordeals.
Sandy I would hate to induce someone in this gothic Poe penal system of this sex registry drudgery. Problem solving of this recidivism is a bit of a balancing act. Sure the studies are good but studies change. What inbalance’s social norms and factors today man’s authority of man. or should behavio by both partiesr be the preventible aim. One would hope this is not some prize fight were best man wins or winds up in jail for not speaking out to avoid prevention done unjustly.
Basically human’s shouldn’t be treated like some second class citizen This is real life and not some kindergarden cop movie. Right is right and wrong is wrong in any type of altercation with another human whether it be a kid or an adult of the opposite sex. Even Goldie Locks and the three bears could have been a grim fairytale of a devilish nature..
August 7, 2019 at 9:25 am #58797
Well written! My husband and I both volunteer in one of the best programs for people who want to be free of sexual addictions. It is called “Conquer Series” and “Seven Pillars of Freedom” for the men, “Eight Pillars of Freedom” for women, also “Betrayal and Beyond”.
It teaches about the brain and how to change the neuro pathways. It is possible to prevent sexual offenses if people know about and want to get help in programs like these.
So why does the public, including law enforcement, not advertise and support programs like this?