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Do we really need new sex offender laws every time a child is killed?

First, we need to get out of the way the accusations, based on the title of this post, that I don’t care about the victims. I care about the victims much, much more than those who persist in supporting a system that all but ignores the victims and apparently doesn’t care about any victims except those victimized by registered sex offenders.

Florida has just passed a plethora of laws, and is looking to pass more, under the guise of protecting children from those registered sex offenders. Full Opinion Piece

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Let’s do some simple math here using these numbers since law makers don’t know simple math, or simple anything for that matter;

31,000 released over 14 yrs= 2,214 released/year
600 (hundreds!?) of the 31,000 = 2% re-offended
600 re-offences over 14 yrs = 43 average per year re-offences
43 average re-offences per year of the 2214 average released offenders = 1.9% re-offences.

The math bears out the low recidivism rates on average for this “dangerous” group of people. Just an FYI to throw into the mix; your son or daughter is more likely to be molested by a Florida cop than by a released sex offender.

Lest one may think I blow smoke out my hind parts regarding police misconduct (in Florida). My numbers come from a 2010 NPMSRP national Police Misconduct Report. The report states that Florida has a higher than average rate of police misconduct; average is 977/100K officers while Florida is 1081/100K officers. 9.3% of misconduct by police is sexual in nature, with half of those being against minors. If we take the averages of 9.3% times the 120,000 officers in Florida, we get 100.5 incidents of sexual misconduct in Florida with 51% against minors, or 51 and change sex offenses against minors by cops in Florida. Let me remind you, that these are only the reported offenses. So…by my math, 51 > 43 by almost 19% so the children in Florida are 19% more likely to be molested by a cop than by a violent and dangerous sex offender.

I’m thinking that Florida should pass a plethora of laws against violent and dangerous police officers, with enhancements and lifetime registration, mental/psych testing, residency restrictions, loss of housing and employment, hell, take their damn retirement and put it in a “victims fund”!

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