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Friday, April 06, 2007


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As a father of 2 daughters...

Actually, I pretty much agree with you.

I am not, in general, a big fan of "punishment" -- too often it doesn't work. I am a big fan of problem solving. I think the issue here is that the government has no idea how to solve the problem so they just "do something" and if it's "for the children" people have a lot more tolerance of government interference. Judging from the listed records of the registered level 3 sex offenders who live in my town the governments current strategies aren't really that effective.

Other problems I see: all "sex offenders" are tarred with the same brush regardless of their specific offense, and I think there's a great deal of difference between a flasher or a date-rapist and someone offering little girls candy.

I would like to see the long term sentencing left up to judges. We do hire them for, well, judgment and I'd like to see them apply it in the form of specific limits to suit the offense of each individual.

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