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should sex offenders be discriminated against?
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Posted 1/19/10
Should sex offenders be discriminated against?

Should people track thier movements? where they live? how they live? What jobs they do? (This is presummingly they

have "paid thier debt to society" [prison time]).

Should sex offenders have equal rights to privacy and equal job oppertunities like everyone else? I suppose this quesion could extend to all hated criminals, but lets keep it specific.

Examples: Should a sex offender be able to teach martial arts? Should a sex offender be able to live near a school? should a sex offender be in the military? or a police officer? or a bouncer in a strip club? MMA fighter? ect.

If so, why or why not? Where does the line between equal oppertunity begin, end, and blur? Is everyone treated equally or created equally? or perhaps "All pigs are created equal, but some pigs are more equal than others"-George Owell (Animal Farm)

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Posted 1/19/10
.....You're kidding right?

Personally I don't think so at all. not work neither children that is, or access the internet. or even live in a state that has kids living there.
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I believe that being able to watch their every move is wrong. Sure if they're working with children or anything the school/corporation should be told about that persons past but that's what it is. Simply the past, if they've served their prison time then they should be given a second chance, everyone does.
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The public shouldn't be allowed to watch their every move, this task resides within the institutions that are supposedly here to assure our security, and that are in charge of handling such offenders.

If people can't trust them, and want to limit their privacy to such an extent, etc. then let them stay in prison. So easy.
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I think only government officials should track their movements and know about it, but today there's websites where anyone can look up a sex offender. Once they know who is what are they going to do? Harass them? Segregate them? Despite their crimes they're still human.

When it comes to jobs, it'll probably be hard for sex offenders to get a job in schools because they do a hefty background check. I would feel a little uneasy if a sex offender was serving lunch, teaching, or cleaning after my siblings.

I think the way they should be treated (Treated as in for jobs and living arrangements) depends on their crime and punishment.

Posted 1/19/10
Well, considering that sexually harming another human being is a serious crime, I believe sex offenders should be monitored accordingly, especially if they live near places such as school zones, parks, or anywhere else children are present. Though I do believe they should have some rights, such as being able to have equal opportunities to work (with a criminal background check), but must be kept an eye on by a supervisor or manager when doing so.

Also, I see no wrong in adding their addresses online so people can know who they are. There are at least 300 sex offenders in my area, and knowing where they live makes me feel a little safer.
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it has gone wayy overboard with anyone being able to look up where they live etc. thats a pretty serious breach of privacy, and it goes against what the ideals the USA was founded on. yes, they should be restricted in their choice of employment, but that will be at the employer's discretion. obviously, an elementary school isn't going to hire the child molester. i believe that as long as the government keeps track of them, thats fine.

also, keep in mind that this only applies to those sex offenders that have been caught. sure, someone can look on the net and find out a guy down the street is a convicted sex offender, but theres always the possibility that theres several more in the area that havn't been caught yet. so i figure, whatever the system is trying to achieve by making all this information available to the public is not very successful.
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'you know what is really stupid.. My friend is enlisted as a sex offender. Because he turn 18 and his girl friend was 16. Yet they been dating for the last 3 years before he turn 18. So because her family did not like him. They had him arrested.

Now he is on that sex offenders list.. Do you think that is fair!


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Well, considering that sexually harming another human being is a serious crime, I believe sex offenders should be monitored accordingly, especially if they live near places such as school zones, parks, or anywhere else children are present. Though I do believe they should have some rights, such as being able to have equal opportunities to work (with a criminal background check), but must be kept an eye on by a supervisor or manager when doing so.

Also, I see no wrong in adding their addresses online so people can know who they are. There are at least 300 sex offenders in my area, and knowing where they live makes me feel a little safer.
Yeah at the expense of there lively hoods and there own safety.

Posted 1/19/10 , edited 1/19/10

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LosingOrbit wrote:

Well, considering that sexually harming another human being is a serious crime, I believe sex offenders should be monitored accordingly, especially if they live near places such as school zones, parks, or anywhere else children are present. Though I do believe they should have some rights, such as being able to have equal opportunities to work (with a criminal background check), but must be kept an eye on by a supervisor or manager when doing so.

Also, I see no wrong in adding their addresses online so people can know who they are. There are at least 300 sex offenders in my area, and knowing where they live makes me feel a little safer.
Yeah at the expense of there lively hoods and there own safety.



Hey, everything in this world has consequence. They choose to sexually harm another human being. I think a beating is too good for them.
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Posted 1/19/10

LosingOrbit wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Well, considering that sexually harming another human being is a serious crime, I believe sex offenders should be monitored accordingly, especially if they live near places such as school zones, parks, or anywhere else children are present. Though I do believe they should have some rights, such as being able to have equal opportunities to work (with a criminal background check), but must be kept an eye on by a supervisor or manager when doing so.

Also, I see no wrong in adding their addresses online so people can know who they are. There are at least 300 sex offenders in my area, and knowing where they live makes me feel a little safer.
Yeah at the expense of there lively hoods and there own safety.



Hey, everything in this world has consequence. They choose to sexually harm another human being. I think a beating is too good for them.


Look at my other post. and that can be said about 40% of the people on the list.

there on the list yet there only crime was not to brake up with there girlfriend of (blank) number of years after they them selves turned 18.. or 17 mattering the state your from.
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Posted 1/19/10 , edited 1/19/10

LosingOrbit wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Well, considering that sexually harming another human being is a serious crime, I believe sex offenders should be monitored accordingly, especially if they live near places such as school zones, parks, or anywhere else children are present. Though I do believe they should have some rights, such as being able to have equal opportunities to work (with a criminal background check), but must be kept an eye on by a supervisor or manager when doing so.

Also, I see no wrong in adding their addresses online so people can know who they are. There are at least 300 sex offenders in my area, and knowing where they live makes me feel a little safer.
Yeah at the expense of there lively hoods and there own safety.



Hey, everything in this world has consequence. They choose to sexually harm another human being. I think a beating is too good for them.


Not all of them should be treated poorly. There are some of them who didn't do anything to harm another, but are in trouble from taking a picture of themselves and sending it to a boyfriend or girlfriend when they are 16 or 17. Do you think they deserve to be treated harshly? They too are "Sex offenders".
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Posted 1/19/10
No. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

It's just immoral. I mean, sure, what they did was obviously wrong, but when the hell have two wrongs ever made a right? I'm not saying they should get off easy, but if you discriminate against anyone, I believe you're just a cold-hearted person. You're not better than anyone, no matter what they do. We're all human and we're all equal.
Posted 1/19/10 , edited 1/19/10
Their already on the National sex offender list and on familywatchdog.org (Is that the site?) I think thats enough! They are human, whether they commited a crime or not; they deserve basic human rights, like a right to privacy. Thats like saying, "Oh he has AIDS/HIV, so don't let him leave the house or he may spread it."

For the record though, being registered is a good idea, just so people know to be a bit more aware of whats going on.
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The age of consent in DC is 16, so an 18 year old dating someone my age wouldn’t be against the law. If he was over the age of 21 however, then it would be illegal . What that girl's parents did to your friend was very petty, but like I said, consequences. Everything you do in life has them, negative or positive. I hate to admit this, but I suppose the only reason why I’m judgmental is because I’ve been sexually harassed and molested by boys older than me when I was younger, so I'm a little bitter when it comes to topics such as this.

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Posted 1/19/10 , edited 1/19/10
I can see why you're a little sour on this topic. But really after hearing that guy's situation you still think it's okay to be beaten for dating a woman a few years younger? On those websites it doesn't specify on their crime. A neighborhood could turn their backs on this guy and not know whether his crime was really severe. That doesn't sound fair, does it?

EDIT: Well it was useless replying xP I basically repeated what previous posts wrote.
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