Sex Offenders Set Up Camp in Woods

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    MARIETTA, Ga. (Sept. 28) -- A small group of homeless sex offenders have set up camp in densely wooded area behind a suburban Atlanta office park, directed there by probation officers who say it's a place of last resort for those with nowhere else to go.

    The nine sex offenders live in tents surrounding a makeshift fire pit in the trees behind a towering "no trespassing" sign, waiting out their probation sentences as they face numerous living restrictions under one of the nation's toughest sex offender policies.

    "It's kind of like a mind-game, it's like 'Survivor,'" said William Hawkins, a 34-year-old who said he was directed to the campsite two weeks ago after being released from prison for violating probation for failing to register as a sex offender in Georgia.

    The muddy camp on the outskirts of prosperous Cobb County is an unintended consequence of Georgia's sex offender law, which bans the state's 16,000 sex offenders from living, working or loitering within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, parks and other spots where children gather.

    It's not the only place in Cobb County where offenders can live — there are hundreds of other sex offenders throughout the county living in compliance with the law. But Ahmed Holt, manager of the state's sex offender administration unit, calls the camp a "last resort" for homeless offenders who can't find another place to live that complies with the law.

    He said probation officers direct them to the outpost if other options fail, such as transferring to another county or state or sending them to a relative's place that meets the requirements. Homeless shelters and halfway houses are often not an option, he said, because of the restrictions that bar them from being near children.

    Geraghty said she has found only one homeless shelter in the state that meets the residency requirements for homeless sex offenders. The shelter, she said, is in the northwest Georgia city of Rome and has only two beds, which are often unavailable.

    The tent city is similar to one in south Florida, where dozens of sex offenders moved under a remote bridge because it was among the few places that complied with local ordinances. Florida officials say the sex offenders found the bridge on their own, while some residents of the camp dispute that.

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    Aww. Too fucking bad for them.

    Wah.
     
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    do sex offenders really ever do the time their crimes deserve? should society even try or think they can be rehabbed? do you ever wonder how many pot heads are in jail...but they let these people out?
     
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    My solution would be to offer the option of castaration to them upon their release.

    If they chose to be castrated.

    Then they would not be regestered as sex offenders, and could continue with their lives and live anywhere they wanted.

    Sounds like a "Win = Win" proposition to them and to society.
     
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    Potheads are in Jail?...

    For being Potheads?...

    :)

    peace...
     
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    so.. how the hell is Agnapostate getting net access from this sexual predator camp?
     
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    I personally think that if you wanted to use corrective surgery as a medical remedy, lobotomy would be the surgery of choice. You see, the majority of sex offenses are caused by men who are older than 40, and the reasoning is actually psychologically clinically proven that the frontal lobe area of the brain- the part of the brain that controls one's understanding of right and wrong, and their sense of reasoning- starts to deteriorate in men once they hit 40. A lobotomy sounds awful, but really, there would only be a small piece of brain taken out- the very tiny piece that is malfunctioning, and causing the pathology in the man who is committing wrongful sexually deviant acts- and it would almost certainly ensure that the man does not "cross the line" again. I hate to think of lobotomy for first time offenders, especially the young guys who are just hooked up with teenage girls who happen to be 17, and are convicted on a technicality- until they are convicted a second time, of course- but the older ones to whom a lobotomy would actually be effective- I am for it.
     

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