Leave Your Civil Rights At The Door

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Leave Your Civil Rights At The       Door     Mundane Excogitations Being previously married to a pedophile and being a survivor of sexual abuse endured as a child, I guess I consider  myself able to have an opinion on the subject of pedophile’s rights. In the latest issue of Time Magazine there is an article on the issue of residency restrictions imposed on sex  offenders: “sex offenders, thrown into homelessness in recent years by draconian residency restrictions that leave them scant   available or affordable housing. They live in tents and shacks built from cast-off supplies, clinging to pylons and  embankments, with no running water, electricity or bathrooms. Not even during a recent cold spell, when nighttime  temperatures dropped into the 30s, could they move into temporary lodging.” The slant of the article the author chose panders to the sex offenders as victims of the equivalent of a sanctioned  hate crime. A little background here on the issue of discussion.  I moved to Florida February 23, 2005 and the very next day a  little girl came up missing just north of where we live.   She had been abducted from her home and there were  suspicions about her family members and such, but no real leads.  I remember watching the updates in the media like  a hawk and feeling such a connection to the little girl because she looked so much like my oldest daughter.  In fact,  she and my oldest daughter were born within a month of each other.  A few weeks after her abduction, they finally  found that this little girl had been kidnapped, raped repeatedly and then buried alive by a sex offender living nearby.   Afterwards there was a flurry of changes to lenient state laws and the implementation of the Jessica Lunsford Law,  named for that little baby girl. Jessica’s Law itself increases prison sentences for child sex offenders, requires lifetime probation for those offenders, 
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HMHS HMHS taught by Professor Hazel during the Spring '10 term at Heritage.

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