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Postby Tavish » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:03 pm

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-quinn-internet-12-aug12,0,671658.story

SPRINFIELD, IL - Gov. Pat Quinn signed new laws Tuesday designed to limit sex offenders' use of technology as a way to find more victims.

One law taking effect Jan. 1 makes it a felony for registered sex offenders to use social networking sites, a move aimed at taking another step toward shutting down an avenue of contact between an offender and victim.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby acsguitar » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:21 pm

Tavish wrote:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-quinn-internet-12-aug12,0,671658.story

SPRINFIELD, IL - Gov. Pat Quinn signed new laws Tuesday designed to limit sex offenders' use of technology as a way to find more victims.

One law taking effect Jan. 1 makes it a felony for registered sex offenders to use social networking sites, a move aimed at taking another step toward shutting down an avenue of contact between an offender and victim.


Um...unconstitutional.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:30 pm

I can't see that holding up.

Besides "Social Networking Sites" seems a little vague to me. That could be almost anything on the internet that you can have a logon or the option to leave a comment which is almost everything now.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:42 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I can't see that holding up.

Besides "Social Networking Sites" seems a little vague to me. That could be almost anything on the internet that you can have a logon or the option to leave a comment which is almost everything now.

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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby acsguitar » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:54 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:I can't see that holding up.

Besides "Social Networking Sites" seems a little vague to me. That could be almost anything on the internet that you can have a logon or the option to leave a comment which is almost everything now.

We'll miss you.


I hear liars aren't allowed to sign up either
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:17 pm

acsguitar wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:I can't see that holding up.

Besides "Social Networking Sites" seems a little vague to me. That could be almost anything on the internet that you can have a logon or the option to leave a comment which is almost everything now.

We'll miss you.


I hear liars aren't allowed to sign up either

We'll also miss you.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:35 am

bigh0rt wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:We'll miss you.


I hear liars aren't allowed to sign up either

We'll also miss you.



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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:46 am

In theory, I'm all for this. These people are less than human in my eyes so I wouldn't have an issue with stripping them of every right we possibly can. However, and this goes for the laws that prohibit them from being miles away from schools, parks, daycares, libraries, etc., anywhere a kid might be, you take away all these things and what will they do? They'll go underground. And then you've lost all control. The number of unregistered offenders goes up. I'm not saying there shouldn't be restrictions, there definitely should be, but I don't think we're preventing these offenses as much as we think we are by taking liberties away all the time. We have to remember, just like with gun laws, these people do not respect the law, therefore, they will break the law. To expect otherwise is naive and dangerous.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:35 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:In theory, I'm all for this. These people are less than human in my eyes so I wouldn't have an issue with stripping them of every right we possibly can. However, and this goes for the laws that prohibit them from being miles away from schools, parks, daycares, libraries, etc., anywhere a kid might be, you take away all these things and what will they do? They'll go underground. And then you've lost all control. The number of unregistered offenders goes up. I'm not saying there shouldn't be restrictions, there definitely should be, but I don't think we're preventing these offenses as much as we think we are by taking liberties away all the time. We have to remember, just like with gun laws, these people do not respect the law, therefore, they will break the law. To expect otherwise is naive and dangerous.


Also many of these people are mentally ill
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby knapplc » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:50 pm

acsguitar wrote:Also many of these people are mentally ill

And they smell bad. Wait, are we still talking about Cubs fans?
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