You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
One of you will end up here next!
I like to surf image boards like 4chan. Sometimes there are douche bag, pedophiles who post child porn on them. The moderators delete it and report it to the police but the images could be stored in my cache without me ever even seeing them and then I could go to prison for 5 years for simply browsing the internet. The same could be said of Google image searches. This has always been a concern of mine and I am happy to see it finally be addressed.
When someone possessing (not producing, not distributing, not selling) a few images of child porn can spend more time in prison than someone convicted of 1st degree murder that made their first parole date, yes, I have a problem with that. If you want to know exactly how that can and does happen, I'd be more than happy to get into more detail.
Not to mention when a murderer is released they are allowed to live anywhere they want to and not notify neighbors, not have their names and faces in the local paper, not have their faces addresses and all personal information on sex offender websites, etc etc. But the 18yo having sex with his high school sweetheart a couple of years his junior, he is labeled for life and will never be able to go to his childrens school functions, etc. 20 years from now his website will say "Victim age 15" making him look like a 50yo man who was messing with a little girl. Most people don't give a rats ass how long ago the conviction was.
If you dont think that is excessive, then YOU my friend, might just be hopeless.
Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 05-09-12 at 07:45 PM.
I agree with everything you said, with the exception of what I highlighted.
I think sex offender registries are in need of a major overhaul, but shouldn't be eliminated. In my opinion, those registries should be strictly for sexual predators, not for indiscretions or matters of the heart. What I mean by "predator", as it pertains to sexual contact with a minor, is men who are sexually attracted to, and actively seek out, under aged girls for the purpose of fostering intimate relationships with them. That is wrong and anyone who knowingly seeks out such relationships, is a danger to any community they reside in.
What I object to are men being put on a sex offenders list in cases where they were charged with a crime that stemmed from a consensual relationship, that was not the product of predatory behavior, where no abuse took place (sexual or otherwise), and had the blessing of the families involved. I don't care if the man is say 32 and the girl is 16, as long as all of the above is true, your dealing with a 2 people who have (or had) intimate feelings for one another, trying to make a go of it. I would say that such relationships are ill advised and rarely stand the test of time, but that doesn't make him a predator that deserves to be branded a sexual deviant and a threat to society.
Last edited by Grim17; 05-10-12 at 12:00 AM.