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Jo

I'm conflicted too. I mean, it's supposed to be preventative, I suppose, but what action is prescribed after viewing your area's blurry and odd photos? I couldn't help but think "oh there aren't that many in San Carlot but more here" and then to look at the races of the people involved and generalize about my family's safety. Which is not necessarily served by the racism I have. Argh.

I wonder how many are incest?

Jakob

Everything's good, I'm very much against the theory of REHAB... can you EVER trust them again?? that's why I would like to see have somewhere to find these people, or to see if they are in my neighborhood, I want to make sure I don't put my kid in a school where there's a full apartment complex of Sex Offenders...

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badgerbag

But those are just the ones that were prosecuted and convicted, which happens more often if you're poor, which in this country means likely to not be white. I know an awful lot of people who have been raped by middle class white people who never got into the legal system at all. Which means your safe neighborhood is probably plenty full of Offenders whose pictures aren't in the database. I bet the map of where ex-con rapists live would superimpose pretty neatly over something that just looks at who's poor; that they'd have some correlation... So the point of the db then becomes to say "in this zip code there are cheap apartments" which we already knew.

Should there be a special neighborhood where ex-convicts live...? maybe a little electric collar that keeps them away from schools? Hell, why not just keep them in prison forever.

That was sarcastic.
But it is interesting that as a convicted criminal of a certain type your "right to privacy" is taken away. why not make all crimes public information? why just rape? why not shoplifting or parking tickets? and why not murder?

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