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April 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm #8117
By Sandy…. “Tell me no secrets; tell me no lies.” As the song lyrics say, I have always assumed that people don’t want to be lied to, that they want
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April 3, 2017 at 7:58 am #8118
I fully agree with this article and I am happy you are speaking out! I have believe that a majority of so called sex offenders are not predators. I know because my son was lied to or set up! Some day the truth will be revealed.
It is over ten years and his life is on hold, imprisoned in his own home as well as society.
April 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm #8119
Sandy you nailed it. 24 hour news cycle and social media continues to spread so-pho.
Short for “sex-Offender Phobias” unfounded and the public is hoodwinked. Sometimes, in fact most times it seems like an uphill battle. We must remain vigilant and continue to carry the message. AA didn’t make it the first attempts until the American medical association finally deemed alcoholism a disease. I relate our cause to the early days of recovery from alcoholism. Lets lock up the drunks who have no self control and are pariah’s of society… then the AMA ruled it a sickness and voila the hearts and minds of the public started to change.
Think our cause will not be so easy but trudge on we must. Great read! Thanks
April 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm #8120
Thank you for addressing the travesty of sex offender laws that last a lifetime & ruin hundreds of thousands of lives (including family members on the list).
April 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm #8121
For people to deem registrants that are forever a threat to society and children because of what they done in the past no matter how long ago it was and how minor it was and labeling them evil and incurable is the worst kind of hypocrisy ever.
April 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm #8122
The government wants us to be afraid; since they’ve gotten into the practice of running our lives (or ruining them), they need us (society) to feel a need for their continuous involvement. If you’re not afraid of SO’s, then let it be global warming. If it’s not global warming, let it be terrorist, etc. They need these fears in order to justify their involvement by making new laws and regulations – not to mention their manufacturing of “criminals”.
As to the people that buy into all the hype, they typically do not want to read more than a click-bait article. No time to research on their own or to discuss the topic with someone who may have better information than the click-bait they just read on Facebook. It’s very sad that there are so many who will rely on cheap entertainment, but they do exist. Then there are the ones who feel included on the potential victim lists. Of course, they feel the need to draw the attention to themselves by claiming to be “protecting” the children or any other reason they can muster as justification, but they love the limelight and their soap box.
April 6, 2017 at 9:15 am #8123
You friend is, essentially, correct. Although there is a legitimate “chicken-and-egg” issue here, i.e. “did the media create the demand for salacious fantasies or do they merely service the public’s pre-existing appetite?”, there is no doubt in my mind that there is, indeed, a formidable appetite for drama for all things kids and sex. It’s titillating and exciting to the public and for all of the reasons one can imagine. It’s entertainment, pure and simple.