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AL: Lawmaker lobs bill to castrate sex offenders

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama lawmaker is proposing a bill for the 2014 legislative session to further punish convicted child predators before they’re released from prison.

The Florence Times Daily (http://bit.ly/1fuBdgI) reports Republican Rep. Steve Hurst of Munford is trying again to pass a bill requiring sex offenders over the age of 21 whose victims were 12 or younger to be surgically castrated before being released from prison.

Under Hurst’s bill, the castration would be financed by the sex offender. A version of the same bill Hurst tried passing last year didn’t make it out of committee. Full Article

 

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  1. KathieG.

    I have to hope that the rest of the Alabama lawmakers are saner than this Rep. Steve Hurst and will nix this bill again. Doesn’t Hurst know that castration doesn’t guarantee that an offender won’t reoffend? The statement “to further punish convicted child predators” really says it all. The court ordered sentence for the crime isn’t enough for this savage. “Let’s take away his manhood too!” This bill sounds like something one of the hate-filled vigilantes would scream!

  2. USA

    This is one sick puppy. WHy don’t we chop off the hands of murderers or people who steal?

  3. Painted Bird

    They would chop off the hand of one who stole something as small as a loaf of bread, and he was marked for the rest of his life, he was humiliated before the whole town, he couldn’t find work and a home, living on the outskirts under the aquaduct.
    They make one register, even for something as small as public urination, and he is marked for rest of his life, he is humiliated before the world, he can’t find work, and they won’t let him sleep anywhere in the town, living on the outskirts,under a bridge.
    Well the theif, fed up his life, had moved to another town and declared that he lost his hand in the war. He received much praise.
    Well, the registrant, fed up with his life, moves to a new town without telling the Internet, stays in a park, is arrested and goes to prison for three years.

  4. td777

    Ummm…again, the assumption all sex crimes are committed by men. Where are all the women’s rights groups who always scream for equality??? Shouldn’t they be lobbying that women be given equal rights in this bill?

  5. mch

    Must be coming up on an election cycle…2014? There will be more tough on crime so re-elect me laws soon. If this is deemed cruel and unusual punishment after they actually denut somebody think of the awesome lawsuit! Mexico is looking better and better!

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