Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Father Time, May 15, 2010.
It's easier then you'd think
How Your Son Could End Up on the Sex Offender List - ParentDish
That could be anyone. Stupid frickin laws; stupid frickin lawyers. But I do warn my sons and my students about statutory rape laws. Ignorance is no defense.
I'm not sure about other states, but in NJ there is a tiered system with Tier 3 being the most dangerous. On the sex offender website they state their M.O., age and sex of their victims.I must say I've never seen "visual crime against a child". For goodness sakes, they send nekkid pics to each other on their cell phones.
I have a nephew who was victimized by these laws. They've ruined his life---appalling.
This is what happens when lawmakers overreact because they all rush to get more voters for the next election. They make laws like these that ruin innocent lives. Yes, there are plenty of convicted sex offenders who go on this list, and they may strike again. However, that does not excuse the existence of a system where people like the two in the article in the OP end up having their entire life destroyed due to such a error.
I know of someone who is married to a guy on the Sex Offenders List. Her family refuse to speak to her because of it. His crime (and she verified it) was having sex with his underage girlfriend - the girl was just 2 years younger than him.
It's a sad world we live in today.
Maybe people should study a bot more and learn exactly what juries are meant to do. Believe it or not, they are not there to punish people, or even follow the law without question. We were given the right to a trial before a jury of our peers as another way to limit the power of the government.
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What did he do?
There was a push a few years ago to ban sex offenders from living anywhere near a school, playground, bus stop etc but it got beat down, Initially I was for it until I learned how many Tier 1s had stupid trumped up charges against them. They pretty much could not live anywhere.
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