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SEX OFFENDERS: You, your neighbors and other perverts

 
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SEX OFFENDERS: You, your neighbors and other perverts
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SEX OFFENDERS

You, your neighbors and other perverts

By Avery Walker | RAW STORY COLUMNIST

TheyÂ’re lurking in the shadows, and behind every corner. TheyÂ’re tirelessly, ceaselessly plotting and scheming, just waiting for the first opportunity to make their move. TheyÂ’ll destroy you and all that you hold dear. I am talking, of course,


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10/14/2005 09:56 PM
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Hundreds of sex offenders from the New Orleans area are on the loose!
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10/14/2005 10:13 PM
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Monica was a consenting adult.
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10/16/2005 11:28 AM
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Disney World and Disney Land are the perfect place for pedophiles....
Has any one else noticed the three 6´s in Walt Disney´s signature?
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10/16/2005 03:21 PM
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Know of someone who bought a house and moved from out of state only to find out that their neighbor was a sex offender. They were devestated. I wonder what this does to the price of a house in a particular neighborhood where there are sex offenders registered? Seems it would be wise to check these records before buying a house or land!
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10/16/2005 06:00 PM
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I actually agree that the singling out of so-called sex offenders, to the exclusion of all other horrifying crimes, is simply prurient--a kind of virtual pornography in itself. It is also, perhaps in theory and certainly in practice, extremely anti-male (because in practice, women can always make up some nonsexual excuse for their behavior, and a biased legal system usually believes them).

The obvious solution is to provide a public, easily accessible database of every felony and misdemeanor that everyone has ever committed. So yes, you might still find out that your neighbor skinny-dipped in 1967; but in turn, he might point out that you beat up a geek in 1968!

By the way, there is an even more subtle bias in the various obscenity laws: They persecute most severely those boys and men who are trying to be most faithful to Catholic teaching. As you may know, the Catholic Church teaches that not only fornication and sodomy but also masturbation is seriously wrong. (One masturbatory act will send you to Gehenna to be tortured for all eternity.) Thus, the most virtuous Catholic boys and men may end up more "sensitive" to stimuli than others--i.e., more easily aroused. So in various situations, less virtuous men--who get aroused only when they want to be--can easily claim that their action (e.g., skinny-dipping) had no sexual component; whereas the most virtuous Catholic boys and men end up convicted by their own "member."

Here is a recent example:

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In Tarrant County, recently, a 60-year old man was arrested for taking "inappropriate" photos at an Oktoberfest celebration, apparently close-ups of clothed body parts.
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(I do *not* endorse the ACLU in general as a total organization. But their insight in this particular case is useful.)

The first obvious point is that if the photographer had been a woman, it is unlikely that the police would even have questioned her photography; and if they had, almost any story she would have given would have been accepted as sufficient. But amazingly, in this case I do not even see any hard (pun intended) evidence that the photos were meant for sexual gratification, at least as the Catholic Church defines that term.

Is a prosecutor really going to be able to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the 60-year-old photographer intended to "abuse himself" (Catholic euphemism) via the photos? Isn´t it far more likely that the elderly man was simply comparing body types? Yes, he might admire some more than others, but that does not imply sexual gratification unless you expand the term to embrace every form of conscious or unconscious attraction to the human form.
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