Can you believe that the Republicans are losing to THIS party? Within the ranks of the Democrats they have folks who declare such vileness in response to mandatory sentences for those guilty of raping children below age 12. “I’m Asking You To Believe!”
“I’m gonna rip them apart,” Fagan said of young victims. “I’m going to make sure that the rest of their life is ruined, that when they are 8 years old, they throw up; when they are 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody. FOXNews.com – Jessica Lunsford’s Dad Blasts Mass. Pol’s Vow to ‘Rip Apart’ Child Rape Victims at Trial – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
That statement was made by Rep. Fagan Defense attorney and Democratic member of the House, during the debate to enact mandatory 20 year sentences for those FOUND GUILTY…of raping children under 12 years old. Exactly how are Republicans losing to shit heads like that? Jessica’s law apparently offends him…he offends me. Deeply. Around this time some lawyer type is going to pop up like those wacka weasels to defend this stack of shit but screw him…and them.
Yes a case can be made that some of those found guilty in these trials have been later found innocent. But that argues for adjusting the way these trials are conducted, not for what we do to folks after they have been found guilty. Far too many of these predators have found their ways out of jail to murder and rape again. Sex offenders are repeat offenders. Rapists are the worst repeat offenders. And that is when we catch them. Lord knows in the current system catching them in the first place is next to impossible since many don’t report the crime. Then when they do report the crime folks like that stack of shit above make them sorry for reporting it.
Here is a good start to educating yourself regarding this terrifying issue over at About.com What To Do With Sex Offenders
In the recent high-profile stories about sex offenders being charged with murder, the criminals should never have been at large. In one case, the offender had failed to register his address, but no one looked for him. In another case, a judge released the offender on bail, even though he had a record of being jailed for sex crimes. In another case, the offender was jailed for a minor charge and then released, because the officials didn’t know that there was a warrant out for his arrest in another state. In other cases, the offenders were released from prison before they served their entire sentence.
A much more detailed article about repeat offenders can be found at Center for Sex Offender Management’s (CSOM).
Established in June 1997, the Center for Sex Offender Management’s (CSOM) goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community. The Center for Sex Offender Management is sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections, State Justice Institute, and the American Probation and Parole Association. CSOM is administered through a cooperative agreement between OJP and the Center for Effective Public Policy.
Over at that site we find out just how big of a problem this is…
One method of dealing with this problem is to examine recidivism studies of specific types of sex offenders. This approach is warranted, given the established base rate differences across types of sex offenders. (Recent research suggests that many offenders have histories of assaulting across genders and age groups, rather than against only one specific victim population. Researchers in a 1999 study (Ahlmeyer, English, and Simons) found that, through polygraph examinations, the number offenders who “crossed over” age groups of victims is extremely high. The study revealed that before polygraph examinations, 6 percent of a sample of incarcerated sex offenders had both child and adult victims, compared to 71 percent after polygraph exams. Thus, caution must be taken in placing sex offenders in exclusive categories.) Marshall and Barbaree (1990) found in their review of studies that the recidivism rate for specific types of offenders varied:
- Incest offenders ranged between 4 and 10 percent.
- Rapists ranged between 7 and 35 percent.
- Child molesters with female victims ranged between 10 and 29 percent.
- Child molesters with male victims ranged between 13 and 40 percent.
- Exhibitionists ranged between 41 and 71 percent.
How is that for scary statistics! And all these statistics are only for those crimes we find out about…from the CSOM site:
Reliance on measures of recidivism as reflected through official criminal justice system data obviously omit offenses that are not cleared through an arrest or those that are never reported to the police. This distinction is critical in the measurement of recidivism of sex offenders. For a variety of reasons, sexual assault is a vastly underreported crime. The National Crime Victimization Surveys (Bureau of Justice Statistics) conducted in 1994, 1995, and 1998 indicate that only 32 percent (one out of three) of sexual assaults against persons 12 or older are reported to law enforcement. A three-year longitudinal study (Kilpatrick, Edmunds, and Seymour, 1992) of 4,008 adult women found that 84 percent of respondents who identified themselves as rape victims did not report the crime to authorities. (No current studies indicate the rate of reporting for child sexual assault, although it is generally assumed that these assaults are equally underreported.) Many victims are afraid to report sexual assault to the police. They may fear that reporting will lead to the following:
- further victimization by the offender;
- other forms of retribution by the offender or by the offender’s friends or family;
- arrest, prosecution, and incarceration of an offender who may be a family member or friend and on whom the victim or others may depend;
- others finding out about the sexual assault (including friends, family members, media, and the public);
- not being believed; and
- being traumatized by the criminal justice system response
Naturally, because God does indeed have a sense of humor, the Supremes just this very day have elected to shine the light of their unparalled wisdom down upon us small folks. Justice Kennedy, my fingers tremble with anger at being forced to type the honorific of Justice in front of this sad excuse for a human, in his infinite wisdom wrote this in todays opinion striking down Louisiana’s death penalty sentence against a scum who raped his 8 year oldÂ step daughter.
“Evolving standards of decency must embrace and express respect for the dignity of the person[.]“
Kennedy, the fingers won, you have no decency. You are an example of everything that is wrong and increasingly evil with this country. How dare him declare that a man who violently raped an 8 year old girl deserves respect and dignity. It is becoming more and more evident that our sides of the political spectrum cannot co-exist and that worries me tremendously. Macsmind is real happy too….
The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers… Did Shakesphere have it right?