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Why single out sex offenders? Drug dealers, drunken drivers live among us

Letter to the Editor – This is in response to the uproar of a registered sex offender living in Allouez: I would rather know if a convicted drug dealer, wife beater or, for that matter, a person convicted of having DUIs lived next to me. They are not monitored such as a registered sex offender and therefore are not under as much scrutiny as the mentioned offender. Full Letter

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I say everyone in the US needs to be a registry… we already have cameras tracking us, cellphones and phones recorded… vehicles being tracked .. social media recorded and studied… tv habits studied…. and we have the largest recording group ever… NSA…

It can be a big money industry the US can enter in.. sending citizen records overseas for telemarketing and marketing deals…

These sex offender laws are already a money making venture in our country. Private prison racketeers are some of the reason we have over 759,000 citizens in this country on the registry and more still incarcerated! These private prison institutes help contribute to legislator’s campaigns! Look at Florida for instance, the worst state to live in to be accused of sexual crimes. Makes sense to me that Florida would be one of the worst, since GEO (a private prison company) is housed there! Most states have CONTRACTS with these private prisons to maintain a 90% or higher occupancy, if occupancy… Read more »

Hmm…. I thought we were the only ones that wondered why so much attention is focused on the individual convicted of one of the infractions on the ever expanding list of “sex” offenses; especially when our re-offense rate is tiny compared to the majority of crimes. I too would think people would be more concerned about drunk drivers, gang members and the like; but then again, most people don’t think. It seems they just want to be told what to believe. I think our dilemma is how to get this message/truth out when the media, for the most part would… Read more »

Thank YOU Ms Jensen! If the general public only knew how easy it is to get labeled as a sex offender, perhaps more people would be speaking out! Too many of our young men and children are going to prison due to an “accuser’s” statement to the police. Sex Offense laws have become easy weapons for our citizens and prosecutors to falsely accuse someone. Statistics prove that 39.6% of all accusations of sexual misconduct points to a juvenile UNDER the age of 18. These young kids have no future if they are labeled as a sex offender and placed on… Read more »

Do these people know how many kids are being killed by not only drunk drivers, but by irresponsible drivers? That should worry parents more than a so called “sex offender” who will most likely not re-offend or whose offense had nothing to do with children in the first place. Then, there are the drug dealers, loitering at school and campuses to pass out drugs to the vulnerable, the children. Why don’t we put our focus on those who are the real threat? Are these people really worried about the safety of the children? It doesn’t seem that way as they… Read more »

This law is not about public safety, it is about a mechanism to publicly shame and ostracize the registrant and the family.

These same lawmakers don’t have the stones to do this to gang members and other violent criminals out of fear of retribution.

I’m glad we have the sex offender registries.. because it saved a school full of young people.. only one got killed today and the gunman is now dead. Oh wait.. the registry didn’t help here either. In my home town, cops keep arresting a guy who repeatedly almost kills a person. Last month he almost killed a man with a vicious attack on him. A few days ago.. he shot a man in the chest. He’s a 3 striker here in California and is a serious danger to the people in the community, yet he keeps getting out. Because he… Read more »

The acting-out of the mentally ill has been a strong force behind the registry (ie. the Adam Walsh Act). The push by the Orange County supervisors to enact Loura’s Law to help the mentally ill will curve violence by these people (ie. like the guy that shot-up my colleagues in a salon in Seal Beach). Supervisor John Moorlach was instrumental in this reform.

I agree. Why single out sex offenders? I feel the answer is simple. The “sex offender” is the most despicable person on the planet. NOT!!! I am so tired of people labeling SROs. They have made a mistake but are paying for it for the rest of their lives regardless of the severity of the offense. I would rather know who is getting in a car and driving repeatedly under the influence or the kid down the street that could entice my children to “sample” some of his “candy.” These types of offenses are more common and treated less harshly… Read more »

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