Sex Offender Laws Require Rethink
January 11, 2014
Most sex offenders deserve compassion. Current laws make it harder for registered sex offenders to reform.
by Ryan Hope
(Pen name of a Colorado Therapist)
I have chosen to take on this unpopular issue because I have something that needs to be said.
But the majority of sex offenders can be reformed, but the law won't let them or anybody else forget. Some of my colleagues work with ex-offenders and they report a high degree of depression, homelessness and suicide.
Few will hire ex-offenders. Being cut off from their own families and support networks actually contributes to recidivism. Homeless offenders are harder to keep track of. Professionals and clergy are required by law to report suspected cases to the police. Offenders thus do not seek the help they need, and some even resort to suicide.
Women who want a divorce will accuse their husbands of rape or molestation of their children. This filthy tactic is often compounded by police, lawyers and courts not interested in truth, but interested in milking all the money they can get.
So for all of you flag-waving Christians that want to punish and harass sex offenders, question whether you are Christian or not. You may be a Pharisee and the first to yell out "Crucify him!". I recall a certain sheriff in southern Florida, a proud Christian bragging about his program of putting up signs to identify homes of ex-offenders. He caused the man to take his life, a man that had been clean for 15 years.
First Comment from DM:
Just finished reading your article by "Ryan Hope" concerning sex offenders.
It brought to mind the infamous statement by Mary McCarthy concerning Lillian Hellman:
"Everything [she] writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'."
I do not have the time to pick this amateur work of propaganda apart piece by piece [which would be almost too easy, for it is Leninist/Stalinist in it's crudity], but am left wondering why you would give space to someone who is so obviously your ideological enemy.
I work in a prison.
I deal with these men every working day.
They should remain locked up forever.
To make an already nauseating situation infinitely worse, they now have organized into groups, unions and political lobbying organizations such as NAMbLA.
The NAMbLA contingent marches proudly and with full acceptance [by the othere marchers and "celebrants"] in virtually every gay pride parade in North America.
I also deal with "therapists" such as the pseudonymous "Ryan Hope" on a regular basis and have found them to be, almost without exception, charlatans, frauds, panderers, intellectually deficient, sexually "confused" and near criminals themselves.
In spite of it's failings, I have confidence in the American system of justice.
Any system that is arranged by humans will have imperfections.
That being said, any culture that does not have the confidence to maintain and defend it's moral code is [and should be] doomed to destruction.
I am left, entirely suspicious of this author and his motives.
Sexual crimes, particularly child molestation, are the result of an increasingly narcissistic culture, that is the result of porn, television, movies, the cult of materialism [shop til you drop], the pseudoscientific psychic poisons of Kinsey and his compeers, etc.
It is guaranteed to get worse, unless there is a true Christian awakening in this land.
I can't believe the vicious comments I am reading from DM and others. The last person whose opinion I would value in this area is that of a prison guard, whose occupation often attracts the sadistic and indifferent. Ask anyone who's actually been in prison in the last decade or two to tell you what a swell bunch of guys the guards are.
MANY people are RAILROADED into prison under the banner of "sex offender" who have done NOTHING even CLOSE to having sex with anyone or even "offending" anyone. Anyone who's connected to the internet can have photos of children in pornographic poses uploaded to their computer. IT'S A PIECE OF CAKE for government hackers. The guy then has his home raided by police because of an anonymous "tip" they got that the guy may be involved in "pedophilia activities" and his computer gets seized.
The incriminating evidence is "found", of course, the kangaroo trial and the set up "witnesses" tell their incriminating tales and off to prison he goes for 5 or 10 years. He gets out and can't find a place to live because rentable apartments or rooms are located in populated areas that are within 2,000, or 1,000 feet of a school, or a school crossing, or a mini little "park where children "might" play, or a church or dozens of other buildings that "may" have children inside, so this guy is FORCED to live on the street because the parole people won't ALLOW him to live in an apartment or a rooming house.
I know a guy who was railroaded into prison for 5 years under the trumped up "Sex Offender Railroading Express" and TOLD by parole officer that he had to LIVE in his van parked on a particular street corner, on a particular street in a city in southern California between the hours of 11 PM and 6 AM and he BETTER be sitting in that van at the location between those hours because he's re-arrested if not.
He can't get a job because he has "SEX OFFENDER" printed in bright red letters on all of his paperwork. Of course, even if he found a place to rent, the parole guy will come to "inspect" and inform the owner that the guy is a sex offender and out the door he goes because your house is then listed on these absurd "sex offender" ID web sites. It's an absolute OUTRAGE what's taking place in this country with the entire "sex offender" scapegoating industry.