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The Sex Offender Shuffle

Washington Post Opinion Section: I know the term Kafkesque is overused, but I mean come on.
The Chicago Police Department forces sex offenders to violate their parole. I know that sounds crazy. I thought it was crazy when I first heard about it, but I’ve spent a lot of time in the last two weeks with sex offenders waiting — for hours and hours — outside police headquarters and watching a Kafkaesque process play out. Full Op-Ed Piece

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Well how about this, when somebody kills somebody and goes to prison and while in prison he is looked up to a little because he killed someone & if it was more he’s like a prince in there and the victims are never alive again, the sex offence (if it was a real offence)he does prison/jail time then probation then register for the rest of his life and putting not only him in danger but his wife and kids, which this law is supposed to protect and yet kids are being picked on and beat up because of it and… Read more »

It is a classic case of scapegoating and society setting up tiers and subsequent societal punishment and shunning.

Those models are replicated throughout all sectors for the purpose of making ‘average’ people feel good about themselves.

Elected officials, inmates, prison industrialists, investors, profiteers and hate mongers alike feed on this stuff – make no doubt about it. And make no doubt that politicians and inmates have more in common that one could possibly imagine.

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