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Sex offender killer gets two life sentences

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark2010, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    A man who killed two sex offenders gets two life sentences, but shows little remorse.

    With so many gun vigilantes out there, I wonder if publishing names and addresses of any offender is such a good idea. Had a similar case happen a number of years ago in a community where I worked.

  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    One of the sex offenders that was killed was a sex offender based upon a conviction he had years earlier after he had consentual sex with a high school freshman. He was a high school senior at the time.

    This is the part of America I find truely disturbing, the latent puritanism embeded in our culture. Consentual sex among teenagers is a personal and familial moral issue, it should not be a legal one and the government should not be involved.

    Those small minded religious folk who don't want the government anywhere near their house-o-worship have no problem trying to force their simple, and allegedly, religious ideas of morality onto others and into the law.
  3. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    He soon will get to meet many more rapists.
  4. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Statutory rape laws have little to do with today's "small-minded" religious folk. In the English common law statutory rape has been on the books since the 13th century. And until only a century or so ago, statutory rape was in essence a property crime, an unmarried female's purity being perceived as an asset that merited state protection.

    That said, I think it's ridiculous that a teenage boy who has consensual sex with another similarly aged girl can be hauled up on charges and branded a sex offender.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    A sex offense is the one crime in which a debt to society is never considered paid. Think about it. There's not murderers' registry, or conmen's registry.
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Sex offender registry laws have really run amok--especially punitive sentences for things like consensual sex between teenagers or even for getting caught taking a piss in the woods.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I dunno on this one. A lot of more conservative states have lower age of consent laws, while California consent is 18.

    I'm a Christian, and there are plenty of moralists in the church. Plenty. But there are just as many outside of it.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Another possible headline: Convicted double murderer gets two life sentences
  9. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    The Argument That Must Be Won, the roomate version.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I guess he had to take off his tin foil hat in court.
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