Saturday, March 9, 2013

building new parks to drive out sex offenders

Los Angeles must have money to burn. They are creating parks in neighborhoods that have too many registered sex offenders.
Officials say since state law bars registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a park or school, offenders who live near the new parks will be forced to move.
Tricky.
"[Sex offenders] do have rights, their constitutional rights, but our children have the rights to be safe as well," said Cristina Garcia, parent.
Yes, we all want our children to be safe. Thank goodness mine can be safe without violating the rights of other people.
Of registered offenders, only a tiny percentage will reoffend with a sexual offense so the ones to watch for are the ones who haven't been caught yet...and they aren't on the registry. 
The new parks do nothing to make children any safer than they already are.

13 comments:

georgia keays said...

My husband is under investigation for possession of child pornography. This has thrown our family into the maelstrom of lawyers, counselors, and the brutal unknown.

No, THIS hasn't thrown your family into your current situation, HE has.

And to address one of your points in this specific post, I don't care how tiny the percentage is, anything more than zero is totally unacceptable.

~Rhon~ said...

My God, I have no idea how I happened upon this blog but I am beyond sickened. The fact that you can defend this man while posing as a loving mother is terrifying. Who is protecting your children while you try to justify the actions of a man that has quite likely abused them? You honestly believe that your husband was content downloading and viewing this garbage but never once ventured down the hall to act out his fantasies on the victims you so willingly provided him? You are every bit as sick, dangerous and guilty as he is. For the first time in my life I hope that there really is a God and he has reserved a very special place in hell for you.

Marie said...

Rhon, you seem to be the one fantasizing about acting out something with my children.

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georgia keays said...

Vickie, I'm not working out my own anger and I'm not without compassion. I am simply stating what I see as the underlying problem with the blog author's take on the situation. Namely, that it's the system to blame here and not her husband.

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georgia keays said...

Vickie, that is all well and good but in this case he is guilty. The blog author has admitted it numerous times. The argument she makes is not that her husband is innocent but rather what he did wasn't actually THAT bad. I beg to differ.

Marie said...

Not quite right, Georgia. My husband did something terribly wrong AND the justice system we are dealing with is out of whack. I don't excuse what my husband did.

Jen said...

Marie, it is refreshing to hear you say that. I think part of the reason that people comment so harshly on your blog is because it really seems that you DO excuse what he did. I would be so interested in a post talking more about your feelings on HIS actions, not the justice system's.

georgia keays said...

I couldn't agree with you more Jen, I would love to see more posts like the ones you describe. I'm not without compassion for your situation at all Marie and I very much feel for your family.

Snow Lover said...

Yes, he did something terribly wrong, but let's not dismiss or forget, or stop fighting a legal system that is also terribly wrong...out of whack, etc. Take a look at the geriatric units in prison. Here are people dying from many diseases that pose no threat to society and should be with their families. Instead we are paying our prison systems so they can make them die alone. Many are there doing time "that does not fit the crime". Our families did nothing wrong, but we are all changed forever, and are suffering as much if not more as the person in prison.

Suzy said...

The statistics you are quoting are from prisoners in 1994. That is 19 years ago, where are the updated ones?