04-18-2014, 12:07 PM #1
New Sex Offender Laws
Mods, not sure where this should go .
Before Brian Horn even went to trial for killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom. Justin's mom fought to get the "Bloxom bill" passed
It's already passed in the bayou state, Oklahoma and Texas. It bans convicted sex offenders from driving taxis, limousines, and buses.
04-25-2014, 05:28 AM #2Registered User
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It is a stupid law, what is it supposed to achieve other than to make life a bit more difficult for sex offenders who have done their time and are going on with their lives? It doesn't make kids any safer.
Being a taxi driver didn't enable this guy, it was just the job he happened to have at the time he committed his offence.
04-25-2014, 08:43 AM #3
04-25-2014, 11:12 AM #4Registered User
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"Named for 12-year-old homicide victim Justin Bloxom, of Stonewall, the bill restricts employment of convicted sex offenders and adds a life sentence for a twice-convicted sex offender whose victims are under age 18."
"If it clears the last hurdle, the law will prohibit registered sex offenders from driving taxi cabs, limousines and buses. It also would make service-type jobs, where entry would be required into homes, and the operation of carnival or amusement rides off-limits."
I think it's a great law and I'm not in the least bit concerned about CSO's difficulty going on and living their lives. I'm far more concerned about victims getting the validation, support, and therapy they need in order to go on living their lives. Perhaps if SO's see this as making their life more difficult, they'll reconsider committing the offense in the first (or second, third, fourth...) place and go get help BEFORE they act.
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04-25-2014, 12:42 PM #6Registered User
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I'm not sure what my opinion is on this...I guess I have mixed feelings. On one hand I clearly don't want to do anything that is going to give RSO's more opportunities to commit a crime.
However, on the other hand, I don't know that eliminating specific jobs is going to lower the probability of them committing an offense...KWIM? They just couldn't do it while working in THAT job.
I agree IN THEORY that this would make specific areas employment off limits - but to back that do they have any records of the # of RSO's who were in those positions to begin with? That by being in those positions it enabled them "better" access or opportunities to commit their crimes?
Society has clearly placed RSO's #1 on the "most heinous crimes" list. And I agree, they are. HOWEVER, I bet if you'd asked someone who was in their home when a burglary was committed, I'm guessing those people will NEVER feel safe in their home again. Wondering when the next person could break in and harm them. That's a lifetime of fear and ramifications as well.
Do we then put all people charged with B&E, robbery, theft, etc. on the same restrictions?
IMO you have to look at the root of the crime and what drives them to drive laws in an effort of protecting society in general. I'm not sure that restricting employment to particular areas necessarily makes anyone safer.
I'm gonna have to think a bit more on this one...
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04-29-2014, 07:31 AM #7Former Member
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04-29-2014, 07:39 AM #8
While I can agree I'm not sure how necessary a law like this is, I would think any inconvenience bestowed upon the RSO's is a step in the right direction. I personally think there should be no such thing as an RSO. Any SO who preys on children should be in prison for life ! But since that is likely never going to be the case, removing some of their benefits of a good life on the outside is a good thing.
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