Megan's law on 60 minutes

Sue suerojas at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Oct 30 21:21:16 MST 2000

I think we should start a new country for them. You know, somewhere nice,
where milk and honey abound. We don't want them bothered. They should be
able to live a nice, normal life. Maybe the government should pay them after
they return from prison. Like welfare, just give them money to live on.
Their houses won't be burned because everyone there would be a child
molester. Then, on April 5th (chosen because I don't have a day off in April
and maybe the government would proclaim it one), on April 5th, we'd have all
these child molesters assemble in their town square for a celebration. This
is of course the precise moment when the bomb would ignite.
But then, that's just my opinion
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Bobke" <dbobke at HOME.COM>
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2000 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: Megan's law on 60 minutes

> There are so many aspects to this one.  Any crime other than child
> molestation and I would say "leave the guy alone".  But it is well-known
> that child molesters are rarely cured and have a very high recidivism
> While I don't think he should have his life threatened or his personal
> property destroyed.
> If the law is structured as you say, it is ridiculous.  Whoever wrote it
> that way has no understanding of human nature.  The problem is really what
> to do.  Unless the laws are changed to incarcerate these people for the
> of their lives, they have to live somewhere after they get out.
> I will throw it out there...What do we do?
> Dan Bobke
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open discussion of current events
> [mailto:RUSHTALK at]On Behalf Of Jim
> Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2000 5:59 PM
> Subject: Megan's law on 60 minutes
> Tonight on 60 minutes they had a segment on Megan's law.  That's the New
> Jersey law copied nationwide that allows for public notification of sex
> offenders.  They mentioned how the New Jersey law says that only certain
> people are supposed to know about the location of convicted sex
> offenders.  The law says that the people alerted to the presence of a sex
> offender are not supposed to tell anyone.
> They then mentioned how the sex offenders are being harassed by their
> neighbors.  They featured one monster who was convicted of raping a 7 year
> old.  They told about how the poor sex offender's house was set on fire,
> but didn't burn down.  His live in girlfriend was crying when he was
> talking about how the mean neighbors threaten him while he's out
> jogging.  He told how when he's out jogging that neighbors drive by and
> threaten his life.
> The way I see it, these people don't have any right to privacy.  The world
> should be told where they live and what they did.  The perverts don't
> deserve to live.

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