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(Orlando Sentinel)   Florida city creates new law to ban sex offenders from...entering or living within its entire city limits   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 84
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2011-01-19 05:44:12 PM  
it is entire city limits?
 
2011-01-19 05:50:14 PM  
I love the fact that the 1 registered sex offender in the city isn't affected because he lived there before the ordinance went into effect.

That's some good governing there, Lou.
 
2011-01-19 06:46:35 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: it is entire city limits?

 
2011-01-19 06:47:10 PM  

Valentine Greatraks: I love the fact that the 1 registered sex offender in the city isn't affected because he lived there before the ordinance went into effect.

That's some good governing there, Lou.


He got granddaughtered in.
 
2011-01-19 06:47:56 PM  
The stigmatization of sex offenders is amazing. I guess that's what you get in a country that demonizes "moral faults".
 
2011-01-19 06:48:01 PM  
it is entire city limits?

Will the madness ever end?
 
2011-01-19 06:48:53 PM  
Living in Florida should be illegal.
 
2011-01-19 06:49:39 PM  

robbiex0r: The stigmatization of sex offenders is amazing. I guess that's what you get in a country that demonizes "moral faults".


I take it she said she was 18, huh?
 
2011-01-19 06:50:47 PM  
I should clarify. It seems nobody is willing to offer treatment programs for sex offenders, but is quick to ban them from living anywhere, holding a job, or doing anything at all. Same goes for drug users, or convicted drunk drivers. Never mind how awful your life can get just by being accused of sex crimes.
 
2011-01-19 06:51:15 PM  
And yet inbreeding thrives here.

We have cooter festivals too.

/Juan Ponce de Leon should have just kept on sailing
 
2011-01-19 06:52:32 PM  
San Antonio Florida? Very unstable.
 
2011-01-19 06:52:38 PM  
Makes as much sense as fireworks ordinances
 
2011-01-19 06:53:23 PM  

Valentine Greatraks: I love the fact that the 1 registered sex offender in the city isn't affected because he lived there before the ordinance went into effect.

That's some good governing there, Lou.


Probably because there's something in the US Constitution about that...
 
2011-01-19 06:54:37 PM  
At last, they'll be safe from 18-year-olds guys who have sex with their 17-year-old girlfriends. And the scourge of dudes who pee in the alley behind the bar.
 
2011-01-19 06:54:58 PM  
What worries me is the public urination thing, cause sometimes when I am out running pre-dawn I will take a leak behind some bushes ... if a cop catches me then all of a sudden I'm a sex offender, for peeing in some bushes.

/before you ask no I can't hold it as I run for an hour and a half
 
2011-01-19 06:55:43 PM  

emersonbiggins: Makes as much sense as fireworks ordinances


You can buy these with this permit. But it's illegal to possess them or shoot them off.
 
2011-01-19 06:55:55 PM  

robbiex0r: I should clarify. It seems nobody is willing to offer treatment programs for sex offenders, but is quick to ban them from living anywhere, holding a job, or doing anything at all. Same goes for drug users, or convicted drunk drivers. Never mind how awful your life can get just by being accused of sex crimes.


What's that? You want less punishment for child rapists? You must be in league with the child rapists or you hate children and think they should be raped. Or maybe you rape children.

This is how politics is. It's why crimes rarely get punished less. You'll never see a politician say, "Wait a second, it's totally not fair if we prevent them from living anywhere after they've served their debt to society.."
 
2011-01-19 06:55:58 PM  
So Subby would have no problem with all these folks moving in next door to them, Amirite?
 
2011-01-19 06:56:36 PM  
Bathia_Mapes
it is entire city limits?

I'm pretty sure Submitter was trying to say the entire city is limiting the ability of sex offenders to enter or live within it.

Probably.
 
2011-01-19 06:57:12 PM  
I like how murderers and the like which have not commited sex crimes are totally OK to live with.
 
2011-01-19 06:57:50 PM  
Akbar et al: Will it's madness ever end?
 
2011-01-19 06:58:11 PM  

StrikitRich: So Subby would have no problem with all these folks moving in next door to them, Amirite?


Depends on the offense.
 
2011-01-19 06:58:13 PM  
If this is legal then the federal government should just ban all sex offenders from living anywhere in the U.S. - and they might as well throw in murderers, drunk drivers and jay walkers too.

Who knew Utopia could be so easy.
 
2011-01-19 06:58:21 PM  

lockers: robbiex0r: The stigmatization of sex offenders is amazing. I guess that's what you get in a country that demonizes "moral faults".

I take it she said she was 18, huh?


Hey, I'd rather know if my neighbor was a serial killer, chronic car theif, or almost any other crime... but we don't have registries for that. I don't care if some college guy took a piss in public, I want to know if he mugged someone at gunpoint.
 
2011-01-19 06:58:28 PM  

robbiex0r: I should clarify. It seems nobody is willing to offer treatment programs for sex offenders, but is quick to ban them from living anywhere, holding a job, or doing anything at all. Same goes for drug users, or convicted drunk drivers. Never mind how awful your life can get just by being accused of sex crimes.


Pretty much my thought. In addition, the vast majority of sex offenders, even paedophiles, select victims from people they know. In the case of paedophiles, they're generally known and trusted by the parents. Out of the blue abductions are vanishingly rare - which is why they make the national news pretty much every time it happens.

Also, to my knowledge most can drive, so 'x' distance doesn't make any difference, and can even help the kidnapper as they're further away from the location they grabbed the kid.

Create a realistic rehabilitation plan and you'll keep your kids safer than bans like these.
 
2011-01-19 06:59:17 PM  

jdproctor: Valentine Greatraks: I love the fact that the 1 registered sex offender in the city isn't affected because he lived there before the ordinance went into effect.

That's some good governing there, Lou.

He got granddaughtered in.




+1 if I could... bravo!
 
2011-01-19 06:59:18 PM  
When are we setting up comumunes and summer "camps" for them?
 
2011-01-19 06:59:56 PM  

Avenger: I like how murderers and the like which have not commited sex crimes are totally OK to live with.


Sex offenders need to just start killing their victims. The sex offenders can then reintegrate with society again at some point in their lives, and the victim doesn't have to deal with the post-traumatic crap that they typically go through. It's a win-win!
 
2011-01-19 06:59:56 PM  
Avenger: I like how murderers and the like which have not commited sex crimes are totally OK to live with.

They can get federal loans to go back to school, too.

/but not if you're busted for pot possession
 
2011-01-19 07:01:27 PM  
I would challenge the constitutionality of this new law. I don't believe it will ultimately hold up in court. If it were to, then I'd imagine thousands more localities would adopt similar laws that's just not practical.
 
2011-01-19 07:02:42 PM  

TravisBickle62: What worries me is the public urination thing, cause sometimes when I am out running pre-dawn I will take a leak behind some bushes ... if a cop catches me then all of a sudden I'm a sex offender, for peeing in some bushes.

/before you ask no I can't hold it as I run for an hour and a half


If a 17 year old had been sleeping in those bushes they might have caught a glimpse of your weiner you sick twisted fark. I hope a cop catches you some day.

Anyway is it still cool if agravated assault offenders and people with anger mangement issues like myself live there?
 
2011-01-19 07:03:22 PM  

robbiex0r: I should clarify. It seems nobody is willing to offer treatment programs for sex offenders, but is quick to ban them from living anywhere, holding a job, or doing anything at all. Same goes for drug users, or convicted drunk drivers. Never mind how awful your life can get just by being accused of sex crimes.


I'm with you here. Even advocacy groups within the GLB or "queer" communities shun these people with unparalleled fervor. They just cannot sympathize with others having desires that the public at large finds disgusting or criminal.
/seriously... wait for it.
 
2011-01-19 07:07:45 PM  

TravisBickle62: What worries me is the public urination thing, cause sometimes when I am out running pre-dawn I will take a leak behind some bushes ... if a cop catches me then all of a sudden I'm a sex offender, for peeing in some bushes.

/before you ask no I can't hold it as I run for an hour and a half


Easy solution... get fat and flabby like everyone else. Bet you drink that commie water from the tap instead of beautiful colored super corn juice water, dontcha?

Jokes aside, I was watching a TED talk the other day in which the speaker went on and on about the need for more male teachers. I just laughed since she seemed totally oblivious to the fact that any male near a child who is not closely related to them is automatically considered a sexual predator.
 
2011-01-19 07:14:23 PM  

robbiex0r: The stigmatization of sex offenders is amazing. I guess that's what you get in a country that demonizes "moral faults"

simple biological functions.


Réparé.

 
2011-01-19 07:14:29 PM  

ipeeintheshower: I would challenge the constitutionality of this new law. I don't believe it will ultimately hold up in court. If it were to, then I'd imagine thousands more localities would adopt similar laws that's just not practical.


For those wondering why we don't have elections for Supreme Court justices...this kind of decision is why. They're pretty much the only ones who can make such a ruling without utterly destroying their political careers.
 
2011-01-19 07:14:47 PM  

trippdogg: If this is legal then the federal government should just ban all sex offenders from living anywhere in the U.S. - and they might as well throw in murderers, drunk drivers and jay walkers too.

Who knew Utopia could be so easy.


Perhaps we could ship them of to some nearly uninhabitable island somewhere...
 
2011-01-19 07:15:54 PM  

Ablejack: robbiex0r: I should clarify. It seems nobody is willing to offer treatment programs for sex offenders, but is quick to ban them from living anywhere, holding a job, or doing anything at all. Same goes for drug users, or convicted drunk drivers. Never mind how awful your life can get just by being accused of sex crimes.

I'm with you here. Even advocacy groups within the GLB or "queer" communities shun these people with unparalleled fervor. They just cannot sympathize with others having desires that the public at large finds disgusting or criminal.
/seriously... wait for it.


I agree.
 
2011-01-19 07:20:47 PM  
I, for one, support our new measures across the country to prevent the evil drug offenders and alcoholics from living near our children. We should extend the registry to all crimes.
 
2011-01-19 07:20:58 PM  
Way way back when I was 17, I walked across the state line from Ohio into West Virginia with two 16 year old girls. We got picked up by the local police for hitchhiking, and our parents had to come get us. The cops told both of the girls parents they could charge me with statutory rape for taking them across a state line. It didn't matter nothing sexual happened (that night). It didn't matter that we all were walking. This was long before the registry, but if they had charged me, I'd be on the list now.

This all started, I believe, from a case in New Jersey where Megan Kanka was brutally raped and murdered by their neighbor. (Why it's sometimes called Megan's Law). The messed up part is the guy that did it had just got out of prison for raping another child. He did his time, but his psychologist said he believed the guy would offend again. Hell, the guy himself said he would.

Instead of this ridiculous registry that lumps in peeing in a bush, teenage indiscretion and similar things with sick bastards, why can't we make sure that a child rapist never gets out to commit this crime again? Has the registry ever done anything more than encourage vigilante justice and discrimination against many people that committed relatively minor crimes?

And for that matter, why not a violent drunk registry? Or a 'likes to set things on fire' registry?
 
2011-01-19 07:25:59 PM  

robbiex0r: It seems nobody is willing to offer treatment programs for sex offenders


You can't rehabilitate a pedophile. I don't want any more of my tax dollars wasted on those pieces of garbage than absolutely necessary.

(Notice I said "pedophile", not "person who got caught pissing in public" or "18-year-old who f*cked his 17-year-old gf".)
 
2011-01-19 07:29:30 PM  
You never see women getting arrested for urinating in public though I have seen female runners go behind some bushes and pee in broad daylight ... it's like women have a special dispensation to pee wherever the hell they feel like it cause who doesn't want to watch a really fit chick drop trou?
 
2011-01-19 07:30:58 PM  

TravisBickle62: You never see women getting arrested for urinating in public though I have seen female runners go behind some bushes and pee in broad daylight ... it's like women have a special dispensation to pee wherever the hell they feel like it cause who doesn't want to watch a really fit chick drop trou?


Women don't have penises, so "indecent exposure" becomes more difficult to prove.
 
2011-01-19 07:32:37 PM  
They feel safe now?
Good....
[EVIL LAUGH]
 
2011-01-19 07:32:47 PM  

AntiNorm: robbiex0r: It seems nobody is willing to offer treatment programs for sex offenders

You can't rehabilitate a pedophile. I don't want any more of my tax dollars wasted on those pieces of garbage than absolutely necessary.

(Notice I said "pedophile", not "person who got caught pissing in public" or "18-year-old who f*cked his 17-year-old gf".)


I agree. I personally think that all convicted pedophiles (and anyone else that preys on kids) should be just shot and have the issue over with. Too many of these monsters get minimal jail time that the rest of us are paying for. IMO there are just some crimes that are so inhumane that there is no normal / regular type of justice available. Best to just take them out of society.
 
2011-01-19 07:32:48 PM  
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O rly.
 
2011-01-19 07:32:51 PM  

TravisBickle62: What worries me is the public urination thing, cause sometimes when I am out running pre-dawn I will take a leak behind some bushes ... if a cop catches me then all of a sudden I'm a sex offender, for peeing in some bushes.

/before you ask no I can't hold it as I run for an hour and a half


I asked a marathon runner I know about this and she said you just gotta piss yourself because if you stop you won't start again. You ever thought about peeing before you run? I don't think you're offensive but if it worries you that much you should really work on your problem solving skills.
 
2011-01-19 07:35:48 PM  
Hmm, they must have something worth hiding. I think I'll go check it out...
 
2011-01-19 07:39:08 PM  

Speedbts alt: I asked a marathon runner I know about this and she said you just gotta piss yourself because if you stop you won't start again


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2011-01-19 07:44:51 PM  

San Antonio is a one stop light town that if you passed through it and blinked you would miss it. It is adjacent to St. Leo Catholic University. Aside from the University the only other things out there are woods and sinkholes. I'm not surprised that if you did the 1500 ft rule that an offender couldn't live there.

Also, it was founded by a couple of guys who wanted to create a safe colony in the late 1800's for oppressed Roman Catholics.

It is also home of the San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival.


/been though there plenty of times when I lived in the Tampa area.
 
2011-01-19 07:53:43 PM  
AntiNorm: [nasty pic]

Amazing. Way to fill that need for a huge ass gross picture. So appropriate.
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