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Democrats Blocked Sex Offender Legislation For More Than a Year

None1257 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:19 AM
What happened to the idea that a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? Hasn't someone who is on a sex offender list only on the list because they have been found to have committed a sex crime, in a court of law? And hasn't that person served their time in prison? Do we treat other people who have committed serious crimes the same way?
Cyc Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:31 AM
Its a form of lifetime parole, and is a condition of their sentence. I see no conflict. Child molestation should be a capital offense with a federally mandated death penalty. That way none of the non-death sentence states could protect them.
chemurdered Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:27 AM
Please do not make the moral equivalency between a burgler and a child rapist. Child sex offenders have a rate of repeating thier crimes because of thier proclivity to have sex with children. This is not a once in a life time occurance, child sex offenders are predatory and remain so. So if you had to choose to bring your children up in a neighborhood of criminals would you prefer car thiefs or sex offenders??
Ken6226 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:32 AM
I'm okay with punishing sex offenders whose guilt has been legally established. However, too many states have a "guilty until proven innocent" approach toward child sexual abuse, and that's just wrong. Would you like to be branded a sex offender for the rest of your life just because you were accused by someone who had an ax to grind?

Senate Democrats have been sitting on a bill for more than a year that helps law enforcement quickly track down violent sex offenders. In March of 2011, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions introduced the Finding Fugitive Sex Offenders Act in order to give the Marshals Service the tools it needed to track down sex offenders. Session's legislation had bipartisan support, 21 cosponsors and was tacked onto the bipartisan Child Protection Act. Yesterday, the legislation finally passed.

“I am pleased to see my proposal finally pass, and grateful to Senators Cornyn and Blumenthal for including it in the Child Protection Act....