Do sex offender restrictions work?

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – When we talk about sex offenders emotion tends to take over.  Call it a protective instinct.  We don’t want them living near our children or where our children go to school or play.
The thoughts are terrifying to any parent.  But as we found out, those fears, don’t match the facts. “There is no data, according to my knowledge, that sex offender registry restrictions prevent sexual assault,” Sheri Flynn told Region 8 News. Full Article

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I find it sad that this question even has to be asked. But at this point asking the question is necessary. I also have to say that “offender restrictions” never have worked and that it’s absolutely impossible for them to ever work because there never was a problem in the first place.

The author is being too kind when he uses the word emotional, no matter how accurately one may think that word fit’s the situation. I think foolish/stupid is a more fitting description of the mentality that conjures up these ideas for a phantom threat that empirical fact/evidence proves never existed.

The statement by Sheri Flynn does not hold water either because empirical evidence proves that the vast majority of offenses occur between people familiar with each other and where there is trust. She says –

“To me, it makes more sense to base where sex offenders can be based on what they do, the crime they commit with whom they commit it with. Those are the people we don’t want around our minor children.” –

Her statement reinforces the “stranger danger” myth. She is just another lunatic in the crowd of lunatics that believe what credible experts call a myth, which is more accurately, a lie. It’s amazing all the authoritative terms and actions taken for the nonexistent problem they chase; this is the epitome of mentally lame.

These people promote fear; a fear that is about as likely to happen as a lightening strike at exactly 4:pm on Friday the 13th. Yet this “sex crime” myth is so firmly entrenched in the minds of the mentally lesser masses that the question must be asked to get them to at the very least try to use their brains instead of just reacting.

The truth will set you free.

It’ll set us free too!!!!!

This nation is based on a foundation of law…as a free society I believe you hold the standards of punishment / parole within the three years alloted (maybe some are five parole years) and that’s it…!…leave people alone …there is no further ‘they should’ or ‘they need to’……you need to stop putting people up to further restraint…you plead guilty…you first to have restrictions beyond everyone else…remember you gave up .