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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Okay Folks... This is a Rant...

I've had a long day and I need to get to bed.

So this will be short and sweet.

On the news, and now in newsprint, are a few stories about a new law. A law that affects sex offenders. A law that is going to extend the 2000 yard residence restriction concerning schools to include playgrounds, daycares, and other child frequented areas, etc.

One concern is:

Where are the sex offenders going to live since there is only 16% of inhabitable area within the Oklahoma City limits that meets these new requirements?

And Tulsa only has 8% available for sexual offender habitation.

There is a belief that these individuals are going to be "ran out of town", or even pushed back into their life of crime. That they'll be isolated and not able to obtain services and support that they need. There are other reasons listed as well, but these seem to be the top two items on the list.

Opponents feel that instead of making our children safer that it would put them in more danger, mostly because they believe that the offenders won't register. Thus leaving law enforcement in the dark about their whereabouts.

It is believed that these offenders will be *forced* to move out into the country and lose the privilege of living in the city.

*whine* Poor Things *whine*

It's like they're losing a **privilege** or something and we should feel sorry for them.

Excuse Me?!

Shouldn't they lose some privileges?

Shouldn't they lose some of their rights?

Shouldn't they accept the consequences of their actions and all that comes with it?

Why should we feel sorry for them?

Did they feel sorry for their victims?

Where is the sense in all of this?

Not only that but...

If we have that many sex offenders within our midst that SIXTEEN PERCENT of a city, that is the SIZE OF OKLAHOMA CITY (621 square miles!!), isn't enough room for them...

Then we've got a REAL BIG PROBLEM HERE.


In light of the fact that there are those who truly feel sorry for these individuals who walk freely among us, and who believe that they are getting a raw deal...

These poor individuals who committed personal and harmful sexual acts upon some of the most innocent people in the world, because they were free to move about and within our communities...

The fact that it could be possible that we would be denying STATE FUNDED services and support to them.

I hereby propose the following:

They should stay in prison and never be let out.

Permanent incarceration would address several concerns...

It would guarantee them a warm and dry place to stay with plenty of food and water.

Provide them with the services and support that they need.

It would relieve them from the undue burden of trying to find a place to live within the new restrictions.

It would prevent them from committing further criminal acts which would then save them from further prosecution as well as potential persecution.

They could enjoy a sense of community, much like what can be found in numerous apartment complexes within the city.

And we would always know where they are.



Blogger Sicilian said...

TJ. . .somehow. . . I don't know why. . . but we think we can fix sex offenders. . . I don't think they are fixable. . . I do think the statistics prove it . . .
They will repeat their crimes. . .over and over and over.

August 21, 2006 1:43 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

OK, I'll vote for you! What you say makes much sense, in fact, perfect sense. Sex offenders cannot be cured, keep them in prison where they can do no more harm.

August 21, 2006 2:09 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

I'm with Sue...you should run for office. :)
You know as I am reading this, the thought going through my mind was "incarceration"...and then you said it. Either that, or ship them all to a remote island. Anyway, I am not sure why there are those who are more concerned with the rights of criminals than for their victims. It is mind boggling.

August 21, 2006 6:24 AM  
Anonymous wolfbaby said...

Run for office T.J.

we'll vote for ya;)

all i got to say to the rest is


August 21, 2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Hey Sicilian... The statistics are there and I think my tax dollars would be better spent on containment instead of false hope.

Hey Sue... "...keep them in prison where they can do no more harm." EXACTLY.

Hey Pattie... If anyone gets to go and live on a remote island on taxpayer's funds, it's gonna be me! But it would have to be located in a very tropical type of climate. =8+D

Hey Wolfbaby...

I'm glad you agree with me!

Thanks for your show of political support guys!! It's a little late in the political season here in Oklahoma, so if you guys are serious...

I would have to win as a "write in" candidate.


So which office do you think I should campaign for?

I would hate to have all three of my precious votes scattered all over the place.

Sue, do you think you could get your American citizenship approved in time?



August 21, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger Dreaming again said...

There is always next year ...and if it's a state office ...my vote DOES count *grin*

I have no problem with my uncle spending the rest of his life in prison. I'd have serious problem if he were going to be let out of prison ...

So, I'd have to say ...I totally one hundred and ten percent agree with you!!!

August 21, 2006 5:03 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Thanks Peggikaye!


*rubbing chin*

A state office...

August 21, 2006 7:42 PM  

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