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(myTelus)   Man finds new use for online sex offender registry -- stealing identities in order to cover his gambling debts   (mytelus.com) divider line 84
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2006-01-01 12:28:21 AM
that should be amusing
 
2006-01-01 01:17:45 AM
Hey, anyone that thinks it's better to be known as a perv than as a deadbeat deserves what he's got coming to him.
 
2006-01-01 01:27:12 AM
I think an argument could be made for the hero tag here.
 
2006-01-01 01:57:34 AM
HAHAHAHAHA

It's not like those pervs didn't get what was coming to them!
 
2006-01-01 01:58:18 AM
Who knew that pervs have good credit?

I assure you any of the guys on the list here in my neck of Texas wouldn't work.
 
2006-01-01 02:03:48 AM
Those guys are scum, I don't give a shiat. I'm betting neither did the cops, but they're doing it because they had to.
 
2006-01-01 02:03:48 AM
Super Idea, now how to get my 60" LCD delivered to a post box in Saigon ?
 
2006-01-01 02:09:31 AM
tyranno.saur.us
Brian is not amused...

/Had to
 
2006-01-01 02:14:14 AM
thatguyfred: Right. I forgot. The rule of law only applies when we want it to.

Asshat.
 
2006-01-01 02:14:47 AM
i really want to meet brian peppers and just sit down and talk to him.
i want to know what crime he actually committed. and then i want to throw up.
 
2006-01-01 02:15:01 AM
(Incidentally, thatguyfred and anyone else who says "they got what was coming to them," aside from the obvious moral and legal fallacies of your reasoning, the people who lose out here are the credit card companies, not the sex offenders.)
 
2006-01-01 02:20:55 AM
Chill KrispyKringle.

It's not like I'm saying that I condone what he did.

/Wondering why KrispyKringle is so touchy about this
 
2006-01-01 02:26:44 AM
xtimx

http://gorillamask.net/gma050611.shtml

or

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=DVXA,DVXA:2005-49 ,DVXA:en&q=brian+peppers
 
2006-01-01 02:27:10 AM
Brian Peppers looks as if he has a fountain of knowledge just waiting to be tapped. That face, it just tells so much. Underneath that child-molesting veneer is something special; he looks like he's on the cusp of saying "understand me world, I have something to say. Need me world".
 
2006-01-01 02:27:59 AM
I don't understand the sex offender registry. Why don't we have registries for other crimes? I'd be more interested in knowing that one of my neighbours spent time in prison for breaking into homes or stealing cars. Maybe that's just me.
 
2006-01-01 02:30:10 AM
xRyanx: I'd be more interested in knowing that one of my neighbours spent time in prison for breaking into homes or stealing cars. Maybe that's just me.


Especialy given that thieves have a much higher recidivism rate.
 
2006-01-01 02:35:37 AM
MWeather, were you kidding? :) I hope so.
 
2006-01-01 02:38:39 AM
hollyhobbie1978: I thought it was a hilarious story, actually. I laughed out loud. But when people start talking about vigilante justice or not enforcing the law for certain people, it kind of ticks me off.

Sure, it's sex offenders we're talking about. Sub-humans, right? Then again, I've heard people say terrorists are sub-humans who don't deserve the protection of law (hopefully) given them, or, hell, black people, Japanese-Americans, and, well, you get the idea. I'm not a sex offender, but I am a member of a group people have said is sub-human, so, yeah, maybe just a tiny bit touchy. ;)

And the way sex crimes are manipulated in politics really ticks me off. Every other politician has some new, expensive plan to help protect your kids from abuse, right? Well, not only do sex offenders have somewhere about 10% the recidivist rate of other felons (according to DOJ arrest statistics), but I believe most abuse is done by parents or other family members. If you and your spouse aren't sex abusers, then your kids probably haven't got so much to worry about.

Fearmongering isn't a pretty site. Neither is fearmongering-mongering, or fearmongering-mongering-mongering. So maybe I should tone it down.
 
2006-01-01 02:39:28 AM
MWeather, were you kidding? :) I hope so.


Bucko, you might want to look at recidivism rates on various crimes. You'd learn a thing or two. God forbid our public policies should be based on, you know, statistics and actual data.

 
2006-01-01 02:42:09 AM
This guy is an insult to the pretending-to-be-a-sex-offender community.
 
2006-01-01 02:42:12 AM
Scandalous: Not at all. The rearrest rate for sex offenders is about a tenth of that for felons as a whole. See http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/crimoff.htm.

This is like people who think crime is at an all-time high (just the opposite), that they're safer in their SUV than in a large sedan (depends on the specific vehicles, but that's often not the case), or that Iraq was behind September 11. Common wisdom is just plain wrong.
 
2006-01-01 02:44:37 AM
KrispyKringle's got my vote.
 
2006-01-01 02:45:12 AM
Those guys are scum, I don't give a shiat. I'm betting neither did the cops, but they're doing it because they had to.

Y'know, not everyone on a sexual offenders list is there because they rape babies...
 
2006-01-01 02:45:22 AM
stevesporn2000: Thank you. :)

For some reason, the word "sex," optionally coupled with the word "offender," seems to cause people to lose all sense of reality or objectivity. I swear, I might just be able to beat Bush's "terrorists, 9/11, terrorists!" strategy with my "sex offenders, sex offenders, sex offenders" platform.

/vote Kringle in 2008!
//I'll be the one promoting surgical castration for sex offenders and people who have spoken to sex offenders in passing
///When the Supreme Court said you can't have "thought crimes," that seemed like a challenge to me
 
2006-01-01 02:46:48 AM
TheDokta: I've heard third or fourth hand tales of people being threatened (or charged?) with sex crimes for urinating in public. I doubt it's true, but it's something I love repeating to a friend of mine who pisses on the sidewalk all the time (his defense: "you wouldn't mind if a dog did it!").
 
2006-01-01 02:49:36 AM
How did he get their social security numbers?
 
2006-01-01 02:54:42 AM
So losers include:
*The identity thief for getting caught. And for using the ID's of sex offenders.
*The sex offenders for having ID's stolen.
*The credit card companies.

I know that eventually some sex offenders do go straight, and that they're not all the same type, but still... on some level, if all three of those groups lose out, I actually consider that a pretty good day.
 
2006-01-01 02:55:17 AM
Bulf: It's unclear to me whether you could just make up a SSN, actually. After all, when you get your first credit card (or whatever), there's certainly no information about you in the databases kept by the credit bureaus, so presumably you could just make something up (so long as it conforms to the SSN issuing formula, which is public knowledge).

After all, what information does a credit issuer have about you that is "known good"? Not your social, not your address (most likely), not your mother's maiden name. Of course, if they don't know that, you probably also don't have very good credit, but it's not, in my mind, inconceivable that you could at least get a pre-approved line of credit with bad information before it was checked and caught.
 
2006-01-01 02:56:09 AM
KrispyKringle: And the way sex crimes are manipulated in politics really ticks me off. Every other politician has some new, expensive plan to help protect your kids from abuse, right? Well, not only do sex offenders have somewhere about 10% the recidivist rate of other felons (according to DOJ arrest statistics), but I believe most abuse is done by parents or other family members. If you and your spouse aren't sex abusers, then your kids probably haven't got so much to worry about.

The thing is..."sex offenders", especially the child molester variety, are sooo creepy, so farked up, that on an instinctual level, its easy to get the populace riled up over it. Low hanging fruit for a politician.

Terrorists? Yeah, they're bad. But they're not that bad. Rapists and child molesters truly are the lowest form of life.
 
2006-01-01 03:00:46 AM
YouPeopleAreCrazy: You can probably tell that I'm not a parent. So hey, maybe I just don't get it. But sheeit, I'd be far more concerned my kid would drown in the backyard pool, get in a car accident, or grow up to be an asshole than get molested.

That is, unless I were a child molester. That would change the odds considerably.
 
2006-01-01 03:10:26 AM
If my child looked like Brian Peppers, I would be a baby-killer right now.

/Good thing I never get laid
 
2006-01-01 03:18:41 AM
KrispyKringle: So hey, maybe I just don't get it. But sheeit, I'd be far more concerned my kid would drown in the backyard pool, get in a car accident, or grow up to be an asshole than get molested.

Like I said...its just soooo creepy. A seemingly rational adult, a) finding your 9 year old daughter attractive, and b) acting on that, violently.

Car accidents? Ok, yeah, it happens, but hopefully you can mitigate it somewhat
Pool drownings? Floaties, until they learn to swim (early).
Those are things you can control somewhat.

But another adult...taking liberties with little one. The person who trusts you implicitly. As a parent, I don't know what I'd do. Words could not begin to express the rage, and feeling of helplessness and failure. Failure that I could not protect her from that (be it another family member or just some dude).

You teach them, protect them from various things until they are ready...then send them out into the world.

It's not something you 'worry' about. But when you hear about an incident....it creeps you out at a base level of humanity.
And thats when you think of them as less than human. No punishment is too great.
 
2006-01-01 03:20:49 AM
In the County I live in, they have a website where you can look up court/arrest/ticket records. For fun I looked up my own name and there was an open container ticket from a while ago. But they actually had the ticket scanned and posted online, including my date of birth, address, and social security number.
 
2006-01-01 03:22:39 AM
As someone whose mother obsessed over the potential of my being abducted when I was younger, I approve of KrispyKringle's message.

/People are weak and manipulatable.
//I think she's still afraid of it. kthnx, Mom.
 
2006-01-01 03:23:44 AM
\\Didn't read the farkin' article.
\too drunk to care or read.
\\attention span of a jack russell terrier. (about 20 seconds, if you're lucky)

A guy who steals and fark's up a registered sexual offender..... Give this guy a medal. Personally, if I had MY WAY, I'd find the most bizarre, torture ridden, slowest and most EVIL form of toture that would make Satan and his hell a paradise compared to what I'd do to, form of JUSTICE for a sexual crime committed against a female.

There isn't ENOUGH torture or terror you can inflict on a fark faced jackass that rapes or harms a woman in MY book.

\\too bad I don't rule the world. No sexual criminals at all.
\\They'd all be either be dead or in the process of being totured.
 
2006-01-01 03:33:22 AM
yehti7:

You can't steal a registered sex offender. They're in the registry. If you try to resell him, they'll just look up the VIN number and know he was stolen.

And honestly, the chicks might dig your "I'm a macho man with a soft side" bit, but in my book, you just sound like a redneck.
 
2006-01-01 04:18:09 AM
"Couldn't of happened to a nicer bunch of guys."
-Dirty Harry
 
2006-01-01 04:25:41 AM
Dear KrispyKringle,

I am willing to concede that sex offenders are less likely to re-offend *in their modus operandi*, after taking a look at the data. However, can you post how you arrived at the one-to-ten figure? Your point is well taken, and I accept that people convicted of sex crimes are less likely to re-offend as a sex criminal than other criminals; however, I would like to see a direct reference to the data that led you to the 1-to-10 conclusion.

Notably, the data in your link does not seem to track how often previously imprisoned sex criminals commit non-sex crimes. I submit that this should be included in the report in order to construct an adequate view of the data.
 
2006-01-01 04:33:21 AM
Dear participants of the 1st fark flamewar of 06;

Thanks for coming. Its been fun to watch.



P.S. Your spending the first morning of 06 arguing over child fondlers. Asshats.
 
2006-01-01 05:14:04 AM
Terrorists? Yeah, they're bad. But they're not that bad. Rapists and child molesters truly are the lowest form of life.

Terrorists?

I'm a single man with no kids. Rape? Peh. Let me know when they start raping men. As for me, I'm more worried about the crackheads up the way.

/terrorists don't care about black people
 
2006-01-01 06:18:21 AM
' Peh. Let me know when they start raping men'

Err they do
 
2006-01-01 08:07:58 AM
Anecdotal support for KrispyKringle's argument:
When I lived in Jacksonville they had a jail overcrowding problem and were letting everyone except sex offenders out up to 50% early. Our babysitter's husband did all 365 days of his 1 year sentance. His crime? He got drunk at a party and took a dare to run naked up the street to a stop sign and back. Cop happened to be at the stop sign.
 
2006-01-01 08:57:10 AM
Billified

Yeah, now if it was a lady running up and down the street and told the officer she lost to a bet, shed just get a warning (anyone remember that article about the lady in the store?)
 
2006-01-01 09:11:50 AM
The real threat to the average human are those middle-aged males in suits and ties that sit in the boardrooms of the nation and think up new ways to increase their own power base and inflict hell on everyone else while fattening their pockets and those of their friends.

The Defence industry selling crap to the Pentagon, who need to have wars to use it.
Monsanto (suing farmers for using crops fertilized by their proprietory GM products)
Outsourcing your job to third-world crapholes
Lobbying (bribing) politicians to defeat environmental initiatives.

But, yes, read your SUN newspaper or watch FAUX news and drink in their fearmongering fiction about skyrocketing violent crime while the CEOs of the world pick your pockets and send your kids off to die in a war intended to make them rich.
 
2006-01-01 09:13:37 AM
He posted a $7,500 bail Friday and was released from jail, authorities said Saturday.

What are the odds that this guy, accused of stealing the identities of sex offenders in order to supplement his gambling, will stick around for the trial? Methinks not very good.
 
2006-01-01 09:35:19 AM
Catamount: I'll be spending this morning telling you to learn the difference between your and you're.
 
2006-01-01 09:57:16 AM
You're = contraction of you are
your = possessive

and for shiats and giggles:

it's = contraction of it is
its = possessive

/grammar is easy and fun
 
2006-01-01 10:22:25 AM
YouPeopleAreCrazy:

Sex offenders are the lowest form of life, even lower than TERRORISTS or MURDERERS? You must be out of your farking mind.

And yes, the label of 'sexual preditor' is used WAAAY to literally. For example, a 20 year-old guy starts dating a 15 year old girl because she lied and says she was 18 (don't lie guys, it's happened to everyone), or someone who streaked at a football game are both labeled sexual preditors.
 
2006-01-01 10:23:07 AM
literally=LIBERALLY
 
2006-01-01 10:26:53 AM
I think the old adage "two wrongs do not make a right" applies to this story.
 
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