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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby Yoda » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:27 pm

This is a freaking dumb idea... How will they even keep track of them? At least it would create more jobs that require someone to follow these people 24/7 around the clock.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:02 pm

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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.


Just make sure I understand, your not saying sex offenders are just like people who have guns (Legally) are you?


Haha, how did you get that out of what I wrote? :-D I'm saying criminals, people who have, or have a tendency to break the law are going to do just that. In other words, in scenario one, if you tell everyone to hand in their guns, you have the law abiding citizens doing so and the ones who don't respect the laws keeping their guns. In scenario two, you ask these criminals to obey the law, but, really, are they going to do that for you? What incentive do they have to all of a sudden get straight when you're taking away every opportunity they have at even a semblence of freedom. Again, I'm only suggesting this because these people would likely just disobey the law, go underground, and become more dangerous.

As a gun owner, not a sex offender, no, I'm not comparing the two. :-b
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby wake » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:13 pm

Yoda wrote:This is a freaking dumb idea... How will they even keep track of them? At least it would create more jobs that require someone to follow these people 24/7 around the clock.


In general, I think a lot of politicians love making laws like this because they can put a check under their name for "cracking down on sexual predators". After that, I doubt they care that much whether the law will actually have any real effect or not.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby acsguitar » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:08 am

wake wrote:
Yoda wrote:This is a freaking dumb idea... How will they even keep track of them? At least it would create more jobs that require someone to follow these people 24/7 around the clock.


In general, I think a lot of politicians love making laws like this because they can put a check under their name for "cracking down on sexual predators". After that, I doubt they care that much whether the law will actually have any real effect or not.


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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby RAmst23 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:55 pm

The Economist just wrote a few articles detailing American's sex offender laws: http://www.economist.com/printedition/d ... D=14165460

As has been pointed out in this thread, there's quite a few labeled "sex offenders" who have minor offenses and shouldn't be associated with the grotesque pedophiles of the world. A study showed that about 2/3rd of Georgia's sex offender data-base were criminals who had consensual sex when they were young (often 19 year olds with 16 year olds) or committed a non-sexual based crime (aka Tavish peeing outdoors). Only about 5% of the data-base were those offenders the study classified as extremely harmful to society.
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Re: Cubs fans lose social networking rights

Postby jfg » Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:19 am

Yoda wrote:This is a freaking dumb idea... How will they even keep track of them? At least it would create more jobs that require someone to follow these people 24/7 around the clock.


I would imagine it will be like file sharing where ISP's and the sites themselves will be asked to do the heavy lifting.
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