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Old 09-20-2009, 09:52 PM   #16
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Well, actually, an alias is probably a poor (choice of words) idea - you're right there. But some level of discretion above and beyond what exists now, I think would be the only way.

For as long as you have the situation where a newspaper can splash 'so and so's coming to our town' on the front page, you will have the crowds with their pickets.
Discretion is key, yes. And I know you didn't use the word alias, but it would be a natural progression from a deed poll change to creating yourself a new identity that is protected from your dirty, secret past as a convicted child molester. And don't forget, the urge to do anything to avoid this is strong with many released sex offenders because of their prolonged experiences in prison.

The protection of the offender does still leave the protection of the community. We don't always know exactly who we live next door to, and that's personally not always a bad thing. I like to live knowing risks are there, and I don't need to see them to know them. It's like snakes. I know they're in my backyard, I have to just be careful. Not everyone suits this though.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:33 PM   #17
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you do realize pedophilia is not a fully rehabilitated crime, right? what i mean is, unlike (your average) robber or murderer who can get therapy or whatever and be rehabilitated from their crime and will probably never commit one again, pedophiles will continue to rape children. it's not something they can just switch off, it's a mental disease.
Fair enough, but I'm hearing conflicting views. The experts they've had on the news have been saying quite the opposite, that peds like Ferguson are unlikely to offend again.

Surely, if the disease is something they can't switch off, it's more like a form of psychosis anyway. And therefore, they aren't so much guilty of exploiting and raping children, but are, as we often hear these days, "not guilty on the grounds of insanity".

Every released pedophile should be examined on his/her own merit. Maybe some only committed their crime as part of a one-off wave of insanity, triggered by difficult personal circumstances at the time, and are entirely remorseful at their actions.

Some on the other hand, might just have a chronic tendency to abuse children.

If Ferguson, for instance, is guilty of the former, then he probably really should just be left to get on with life.

It's indeed a tough issue...
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:57 AM   #18
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pedophilia being illegal is tyranny! goddamn socialists!

chemical castration?

the 1st time i heard that i thought it was pouring acid on their junk.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:39 PM   #19
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i believe in the future, criminals of this nature and many others (those convicted of murder, assault, etc.) will be executed by the state.

it'd be entirely ironic given the evolution of state punishment, but whether or not it's right or wrong is beside the point.

these people will be executed, and i wouldn't be surprised if those in their bloodline also received "attention" from the authorities as well.

not saying this will happen in any of our lifetimes, of course. this is my prediction.
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Let's just put a bullet in their heads, who needs those fucked up humans.
There I said it. I have no problem having these animals gone forever.
I truly believe in capital punishment.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:56 PM   #21
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Let's just put a bullet in their heads, who needs those fucked up humans.
There I said it. I have no problem having these animals gone forever.
I truly believe in capital punishment.
while what i previously said was meant to completely detached from how i feel on this matter, i could perhaps be persuaded to feel the same way as you, especially if i ever was directly/indirectly affected by such a circumstance.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #22
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and, furthermore, if i had a son or a daughter that was attacked...

i don't think i'd think very long about what the justice system would have in store for me. again, whether it's right or wrong doesn't matter.
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Having two kids and knowing that sick bastards like these are around our neighborhoods waiting for a chance to get our children, it just sickens me.

Watching and hearing the news nowadays, is unbearable to me sometimes.
That motherfucker Garrido. Perfect example on a piece of shit.
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zoom, that is my biggest nighmare.
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damn, these posts got me in a bad mood.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #26
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if nothing else, it's a reminder as to how savage and primative we're capable of feeling despite how far along we think we've come along the evolutionary scale.
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this discussion is interesting in comparison to the thread about the dad being arrested for kissing his daughter on the lips in the pool , and people trying to justify that as ok .


i personally would love castrate pedos with a rusty knife and let them burn alive. however , we don't do vigillante justice here, and all human have rights apparently .even the really scummy ones. so we have to find some medium in between.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:25 AM   #28
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Um but the thread about the dad... was rather ambiguous was it not? I mean, was it established that he did something that was not ok? I mean, I'm just asking, before we get out the rusty razor blades and stuff.
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It's hard to say, because there are various reports explaining what happened. Some outlets say it was a simple kiss on the lips, others say he did more than just kiss her. It's hard to tell now if anything inappropriate happened.
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I don't think anyone was trying to "justify" a kiss on the lips from father to daughter -if that's all it was and exactly what it was..then it's hardly pedophilia. This guy was convicted and jailed- the father wasn't convicted of anything, was he? And no one knows exactly what happened. Allowing for the possibility that the father's affection was misread or misinterpreted is not justifying anything.
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