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2012-06-21 09:58:57 AM  
There is a clause in the Facebook ToS that actually states that sex offenders can't use facebook. This makes me giggle...can we have a Louisiana tag yet?
 
2012-06-21 10:05:03 AM  

Wyldfire: There is a clause in the Facebook ToS that actually states that sex offenders can't use facebook. This makes me giggle...can we have a Louisiana tag yet?


As the snake continues to eat its tail...
 
2012-06-21 10:09:06 AM  
I always have had problems with sexual offender lists. If they are actually dangerous, the initial sentence should have been life in prison without the possibility of parole in the first place. There are too many people on the lists for minor reasons (18 years olds having sex with 17 year olds, public urination, etc.).
 
2012-06-21 10:15:12 AM  
How many people are on the sex offenders list, because they need to take a leak when walking home from a bar in the middle of the night?
 
2012-06-21 10:16:20 AM  

Lernaeus: It takes little effort to be labeled a sex offender in the south.

All it really takes is having a face a judge doesn't like.


That or sleep with anyone outside the family.
 
2012-06-21 10:21:15 AM  
OH OH OH, I KNOW. Let's also make them get a facial tattoo that says they're a sex offender. And have them wear a shoulder patch. And they're required to yell out loud they've a sex offender every time they enter a building. And make them have their cars painted a certain way so we can spot them driving. And require them to start any conversation with anyone at all times that they're a sex offender.
 
2012-06-21 10:24:21 AM  

Turbo Cojones: The validity behind zero tolerance is that politically connected folks, and judge's sons are no longer exempt from going to jail (on the rare chance they should happen to be charged and convicted).


Now they just have the charges dropped, since a slap on the wrist isn't an option.
 
2012-06-21 10:30:08 AM  
This is Fark, so I have to ask: is the requirement just for male sex offenders? Or do the smokin hot female sex offenders you'd hit have to too? Or would they get too many likes?
 
2012-06-21 10:35:00 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: serial_crusher: Sounds like there's a market for a facebook app that automatically compares your friends list against the sex offender registries... Time to make some money.

There are about two thousand people in the U.S. that share my name. The odds are damn good that my name is in the registries and given that my SSN, address, or anything else a computer could use to determine that I am not one of these people is not on my FB, I don't know how such an app could "work" without falsely making me and nearly 2 thousand innocent persons into "offenders"


False positives are the biggest selling feature of an app like that. Give people an artificial sense of being surrounded by danger. See, the free version just tells you how many of your friends might be sex offenders. You've got to pay to see which ones matched.

/In Texas at least, they post mugshots in the registry. So I could get the list of possibles and then do facial recognition (or just have the user do it).
 
2012-06-21 10:40:00 AM  

bim1154: AverageAmericanGuy: Can't we just bring back stocks in the public square?

For the little kiddie diddlers, I'd prefer putting a bullet to the back of their farking head.


Isn't it a hate crime to threaten to kill someone just because you don't agree with their sexual preference?
 
2012-06-21 10:41:24 AM  

Langdon_777: Why do we have a sex offenders list (which they stay on after serving their time), but we do not have a 'thief list' or a 'murder list' or a 'violent bastard list' or 'corporate criminal list'?

Personally (thankfully) I have never suffered from a sex offender, but I have suffered theft and violence, and my uncle was murdered.

It constantly amazes me how sex is somehow worse than violence - seems topsy turvy to me.


it's not. but if u want money you can make love a crime
 
2012-06-21 10:44:30 AM  
I would feel more comfortable with stuff like this if it only applied to convicted pedophiles and rapists. I don't want to be party to oppressing some guy who got drunk one evening and took a whiz outside his house where some kids saw him or some guy who got high and ran around naked in public.

Surely as a culture we can discern those who are 'violent' and unlikely to change and those who are just guilty of doing something stupid.

These 'offenders lists' tend to be 80%-90% bullshiat offenses.
 
2012-06-21 10:51:26 AM  
I judge all laws by how I would feel if they were applied to me, and you should too. Never wish anything on anybody that you would not wish upon yourself. If you disagree with me you can DIAF.
 
2012-06-21 11:03:12 AM  

Turbo Cojones: Smoking GNU: yves0010: JWideman: Listing their status in their profile, I can see. Facebook will just delete the account anyway. But putting their physical address in there? I got a better idea: NEVER LET THEM OUT OF JAIL.

There is a small issue with this idea. There are some people who are on the sex offender list that were put there for dating a 16 or 17 year old when they were 18. Basically high schoolers normal lives are interrupted.

This usually happens cause the parents of the younger kid does not like the other and when they know said kid is 18, calls the cops and he is arrested.

Wasn't there some story on Fark last year about a bunch of high-school students playing tag and the bunch of them were put on the sex-offenders registry?

ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

The validity behind zero tolerance is that politically connected folks, and judge's sons are no longer exempt from going to jail (on the rare chance they should happen to be charged and convicted).


Except it never works that way, because they never get charged in the first place.
 
2012-06-21 11:15:49 AM  
Wake me when we get a Murderer Registry, or a Drunk Driving With Injury/Vehicular Manslaughter Registry, or more importantly - a Drug Offense Registry. Especially the Drug Offense Registry as it sucks balls when I move to a new place and can't find a hookup for awhile!

If a guy 2 miles away raped someone 20 years ago, paid his dept to society by doing his time and serving his parole then leave him alone and move on like you do with all other crimes. If you are still a danger to others then you should never have been released from prison anyway whereas the drunk driver up the road DOES pose a current and ongoing threat to my life...
 
2012-06-21 11:17:08 AM  
The laws are fundamentally crazy when applied in broad strokes. And it's quite easy to get caught up in it accidentally. One would also be surprised at how many senior citizens are on the lists due to a generational gap in understanding technology and current laws developed around them.

Know a 70yo male relative serving time and having to register. He purchased a photo set at a 'barely legal' website for $9. (yes, I know 'who buys porn...') anywho... He received said pics and they were *too* young (adolescent). So he deleted them all and wrote an email to the website saying that this is a bad thing and asked for a refund. Which he got.

Two years later ICE (wtf?) has a bunch of federal funds for dealing with international child porn or something. This guy's transaction shows up connected to the investigation via the aforementioned pics. Turns out the pics are part of the pool of pics the government keeps that are 'verified' underage pics. Now my 70yo relative is charged with being a child porn trafficker.

$9 for pics that he deleted upon receipt (the had to use forensics to recover them from his HDD) caused him to be facing 20years unless he cops a plea. He's now serving five years, has to register in LA, lost his wife, family, house, car, any prospects at employment, etc...

SOFs can EABOD.
 
2012-06-21 11:21:56 AM  

BafflerMeal: The laws are fundamentally crazy when applied in broad strokes. And it's quite easy to get caught up in it accidentally. One would also be surprised at how many senior citizens are on the lists due to a generational gap in understanding technology and current laws developed around them.

Know a 70yo male relative serving time and having to register. He purchased a photo set at a 'barely legal' website for $9. (yes, I know 'who buys porn...') anywho... He received said pics and they were *too* young (adolescent). So he deleted them all and wrote an email to the website saying that this is a bad thing and asked for a refund. Which he got.

Two years later ICE (wtf?) has a bunch of federal funds for dealing with international child porn or something. This guy's transaction shows up connected to the investigation via the aforementioned pics. Turns out the pics are part of the pool of pics the government keeps that are 'verified' underage pics. Now my 70yo relative is charged with being a child porn trafficker.

$9 for pics that he deleted upon receipt (the had to use forensics to recover them from his HDD) caused him to be facing 20years unless he cops a plea. He's now serving five years, has to register in LA, lost his wife, family, house, car, any prospects at employment, etc...

SOFs can EABOD.


Working as intended, then.
 
2012-06-21 11:23:28 AM  
That a travesty of justice there BafflerMeal. We had a case in Oz where a teenager was making up naughty Simpsons pics (everyone doing everyone) he is on our register.
 
2012-06-21 11:24:53 AM  

BafflerMeal: The laws are fundamentally crazy when applied in broad strokes. And it's quite easy to get caught up in it accidentally. One would also be surprised at how many senior citizens are on the lists due to a generational gap in understanding technology and current laws developed around them.

Know a 70yo male relative serving time and having to register. He purchased a photo set at a 'barely legal' website for $9. (yes, I know 'who buys porn...') anywho... He received said pics and they were *too* young (adolescent). So he deleted them all and wrote an email to the website saying that this is a bad thing and asked for a refund. Which he got.

Two years later ICE (wtf?) has a bunch of federal funds for dealing with international child porn or something. This guy's transaction shows up connected to the investigation via the aforementioned pics. Turns out the pics are part of the pool of pics the government keeps that are 'verified' underage pics. Now my 70yo relative is charged with being a child porn trafficker.

$9 for pics that he deleted upon receipt (the had to use forensics to recover them from his HDD) caused him to be facing 20years unless he cops a plea. He's now serving five years, has to register in LA, lost his wife, family, house, car, any prospects at employment, etc...

SOFs can EABOD.


His big mistake wasn't calling the police. Though, that might have still got him arrested.
 
2012-06-21 11:34:49 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: BafflerMeal: The laws are fundamentally crazy when applied in broad strokes. And it's quite easy to get caught up in it accidentally. One would also be surprised at how many senior citizens are on the lists due to a generational gap in understanding technology and current laws developed around them.

Know a 70yo male relative serving time and having to register. He purchased a photo set at a 'barely legal' website for $9. (yes, I know 'who buys porn...') anywho... He received said pics and they were *too* young (adolescent). So he deleted them all and wrote an email to the website saying that this is a bad thing and asked for a refund. Which he got.

Two years later ICE (wtf?) has a bunch of federal funds for dealing with international child porn or something. This guy's transaction shows up connected to the investigation via the aforementioned pics. Turns out the pics are part of the pool of pics the government keeps that are 'verified' underage pics. Now my 70yo relative is charged with being a child porn trafficker.

$9 for pics that he deleted upon receipt (the had to use forensics to recover them from his HDD) caused him to be facing 20years unless he cops a plea. He's now serving five years, has to register in LA, lost his wife, family, house, car, any prospects at employment, etc...

SOFs can EABOD.

His big mistake wasn't calling the police. Though, that might have still got him arrested.


On that note...
 
2012-06-21 11:36:23 AM  
found a fellow i knew back in HS on a Offender List. many TV shows i've seen mention paedos are attracted to one given age range. he was accused of improper contact with 3 girls aged young to almost teen-ager. i wonder if an ex-wife totally put the screws to him. he was a really nice guy in the 70's, straight laced, cool to hang with. i have a hard time believing he is guilty as charged. his name on a List raised my doubts on the program overall.
 
2012-06-21 11:43:44 AM  

KrispyKritter: found a fellow i knew back in HS on a Offender List. many TV shows i've seen mention paedos are attracted to one given age range. he was accused of improper contact with 3 girls aged young to almost teen-ager. i wonder if an ex-wife totally put the screws to him. he was a really nice guy in the 70's, straight laced, cool to hang with. i have a hard time believing he is guilty as charged. his name on a List raised my doubts on the program overall.


Guy I went to school registered as a sex offender. He was drunk one night, coming back from the bars, and decided to pee on a shop window. A Kinkos copy center. That was still open. A guy with him told him to not pee there, people can see him.
"No they can't, the store is closed."
"It's open man, there's people inside right now."
"Oh, really? COPY THIS YOU ASSHOLES, COPY THIS." *waves penis around*
 
2012-06-21 11:50:31 AM  
I don't know how they can enforce this, considering you're not at all under any legal obligation to honestly represent yourself in online profiles.

Yes, I know doing so is a violation of Facebook's etc. Terms of Service, but if they delete your account for such shenanigans that is a consequence they are free to levy against you for violating a civil agreement, it's not a legal response from the government.
 
2012-06-21 11:59:57 AM  

Langdon_777: Why do we have a sex offenders list (which they stay on after serving their time), but we do not have a 'thief list' or a 'murder list' or a 'violent bastard list' or 'corporate criminal list'?

Personally (thankfully) I have never suffered from a sex offender, but I have suffered theft and violence, and my uncle was murdered.

It constantly amazes me how sex is somehow worse than violence - seems topsy turvy to me.


We have sex offender lists because in the early 1990s politicians realized that passing laws against class of criminals that no one will defend would make the politicians look tough on crime to potential voters.

It's amazing and sad that we have laws in the U.S. that will cause someone convicted of misdemeanor indecent exposure to serve more time and longer probation/parole than someone convicted of manslaughter.
 
2012-06-21 12:01:15 PM  

BafflerMeal: The laws are fundamentally crazy when applied in broad strokes. And it's quite easy to get caught up in it accidentally. One would also be surprised at how many senior citizens are on the lists due to a generational gap in understanding technology and current laws developed around them.

Know a 70yo male relative serving time and having to register. He purchased a photo set at a 'barely legal' website for $9. (yes, I know 'who buys porn...') anywho... He received said pics and they were *too* young (adolescent). So he deleted them all and wrote an email to the website saying that this is a bad thing and asked for a refund. Which he got.

Two years later ICE (wtf?) has a bunch of federal funds for dealing with international child porn or something. This guy's transaction shows up connected to the investigation via the aforementioned pics. Turns out the pics are part of the pool of pics the government keeps that are 'verified' underage pics. Now my 70yo relative is charged with being a child porn trafficker.

$9 for pics that he deleted upon receipt (the had to use forensics to recover them from his HDD) caused him to be facing 20years unless he cops a plea. He's now serving five years, has to register in LA, lost his wife, family, house, car, any prospects at employment, etc...

SOFs can EABOD.


Too bad he's so old. I would consider this a 'go ahead' to do every twisted, ugly thing I've ever wanted to do (quite a list too). Got nothing to lose after all. Declaring war on someone is by nature a double edged sword.
 
2012-06-21 12:06:31 PM  
Every time I think Louisiana is as stupid as it can get, it does something else that proves I seriously underestimated the depths of stupid it can explore.

Congratulations, Louisiana.
 
2012-06-21 12:06:47 PM  
So, if I get this right, Mr. Sex Offender will update his profile status as soon as he is convicted to say:

Employer = State of Louisiana Prison System
Job Title = Convicted Sex Offender

Only problem, sex offenders aren't allowed to have Facebook profiles. They might as well make it illegal to have a Facebook profile for sex offenders.
 
2012-06-21 12:16:03 PM  

KrispyKritter: found a fellow i knew back in HS on a Offender List. many TV shows i've seen mention paedos are attracted to one given age range. he was accused of improper contact with 3 girls aged young to almost teen-ager. i wonder if an ex-wife totally put the screws to him. he was a really nice guy in the 70's, straight laced, cool to hang with. i have a hard time believing he is guilty as charged. his name on a List raised my doubts on the program overall.



Well, if he was OK 40 years ago in high school, he must be OK now. And if he isn't, it must be his ex-wife's fault. It always the ex-wife's fault.

There isn't actually any such thing as a pervert. It's all a government conspiracy.
 
2012-06-21 12:26:03 PM  

LarryDan43: Jerry Sandusky is at The Basement.

Dottie Sandusky likes this.


Thread over.
Winner.
 
2012-06-21 01:05:16 PM  

paswa17: So, if I get this right, Mr. Sex Offender will update his profile status as soon as he is convicted to say:

Employer = State of Louisiana Prison System
Job Title = Convicted Sex Offender

Only problem, sex offenders aren't allowed to have Facebook profiles. They might as well make it illegal to have a Facebook profile for sex offenders.


But they can work for the TSA

Priest busted for sex abuse ten years ago now working for the TSA at Philly airport

A Catholic priest removed from the ministry ten years ago for sexually abusing young girls has found another job - with the TSA. Thomas Harkins, once a priest at churches throughout South Jersey, now works as a TSA supervisor at the Philadelphia International Airport, CBS Philly reports

It's a mad world.
 
2012-06-21 01:27:23 PM  
Power is as power does.
 
2012-06-21 01:31:40 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: OH OH OH, I KNOW. Let's also make them get a facial tattoo that says they're a sex offender. And have them wear a shoulder patch. And they're required to yell out loud they've a sex offender every time they enter a building. And make them have their cars painted a certain way so we can spot them driving. And require them to start any conversation with anyone at all times that they're a sex offender.


Larry Kleist: rapist
 
2012-06-21 03:53:31 PM  
You know who likes this law? All the millions of predators out there who haven't been (and probably never will be) caught. What this law does is cut out their competition and make all the mommies and their little boys and girls feel "safe" on Facebook. Wow.

/"Ain't no Sex offenders on Facebook, it's against the law!"
//Sad
 
2012-06-21 04:50:21 PM  
If they don't have a Facebook account, they have to sign up even thought Facebook doesn't really want them? This makes no sense.
 
2012-06-21 05:07:26 PM  

yves0010: JWideman: Listing their status in their profile, I can see. Facebook will just delete the account anyway. But putting their physical address in there? I got a better idea: NEVER LET THEM OUT OF JAIL.

There is a small issue with this idea. There are some people who are on the sex offender list that were put there for dating a 16 or 17 year old when they were 18. Basically high schoolers normal lives are interrupted.

This usually happens cause the parents of the younger kid does not like the other and when they know said kid is 18, calls the cops and he is arrested.


But that's kinda my point. If we're willing to punish people for their whole lives, just leave them in jail. If they don't deserve a life sentence for their crime, then maybe that list isn't such a good idea.
 
2012-06-21 07:56:01 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: KrispyKritter: found a fellow i knew back in HS on a Offender List. many TV shows i've seen mention paedos are attracted to one given age range. he was accused of improper contact with 3 girls aged young to almost teen-ager. i wonder if an ex-wife totally put the screws to him. he was a really nice guy in the 70's, straight laced, cool to hang with. i have a hard time believing he is guilty as charged. his name on a List raised my doubts on the program overall.

Guy I went to school registered as a sex offender. He was drunk one night, coming back from the bars, and decided to pee on a shop window. A Kinkos copy center. That was still open. A guy with him told him to not pee there, people can see him.
"No they can't, the store is closed."
"It's open man, there's people inside right now."
"Oh, really? COPY THIS YOU ASSHOLES, COPY THIS." *waves penis around*


That person should be on a list...

The list of people to get drunk with before I die.
 
2012-06-21 08:15:51 PM  

neversubmit: paswa17: So, if I get this right, Mr. Sex Offender will update his profile status as soon as he is convicted to say:

Employer = State of Louisiana Prison System
Job Title = Convicted Sex Offender

Only problem, sex offenders aren't allowed to have Facebook profiles. They might as well make it illegal to have a Facebook profile for sex offenders.

But they can work for the TSA

Priest busted for sex abuse ten years ago now working for the TSA at Philly airport

A Catholic priest removed from the ministry ten years ago for sexually abusing young girls has found another job - with the TSA. Thomas Harkins, once a priest at churches throughout South Jersey, now works as a TSA supervisor at the Philadelphia International Airport, CBS Philly reports

It's a mad world.


Expert groping skills that your former employer will vouch for is great for the resume when you're applying to the TSA.
 
2012-06-21 09:21:18 PM  
State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican: "I don't want to leave in the hands of social network or Facebook administrators."


So much for running the government like a business. I guess, when it comes down to it, Republicans just don't trust businesses.
 
2012-06-21 10:49:27 PM  

yves0010: JWideman: Listing their status in their profile, I can see. Facebook will just delete the account anyway. But putting their physical address in there? I got a better idea: NEVER LET THEM OUT OF JAIL.

There is a small issue with this idea. There are some people who are on the sex offender list that were put there for dating a 16 or 17 year old when they were 18. Basically high schoolers normal lives are interrupted.

This usually happens cause the parents of the younger kid does not like the other and when they know said kid is 18, calls the cops and he is arrested.


Shouldn't that matter not at all if the age of consent is 16???
/In Florida, a 23 year old man can have sex with a 16 year old girl
//I just wikipediaed it.
 
2012-06-21 11:00:10 PM  
FTA: The revised, new ban prohibits certain registered sex offenders from intentionally using a social networking website, Gov. Jindal said in a statement.

first off, how does one unintentionally use a social networking site? Second, I thought most states prohibit sex offenders from using FB, myspace, etc etc. There's typically a slew of rules over what they can/can't do, like not being home on Halloween (or not answering the door, I forget which).

Maybe there are different rules depending on what kind of sex offender you are?
 
2012-06-21 11:34:14 PM  

lostinjersey: first off, how does one unintentionally use a social networking site?


I guess if someone didn't realize it was a social networking site...
 
2012-06-22 05:02:54 AM  
So, if a registered sex offender doesn't have a facebook account (it could happen), are they now required to get one (in violation of FB policies) so they can post their status as a registered offender? The cruel part is debatable, I suppose, but this definitely falls under unusual punishment area.

/glad to see LA has solved all its other problems and can now focus on hard hitting issues like this.
 
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