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  1. #1
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    Florida Judges Fail to Follow Chemical Castration Law

    http://www.wftv.com/news/9537562/detail.html

    Statistics show most sex offenders rape and rape again, but Florida judges are ignoring a law designed to protect women and children from sexual attacks. Channel 9's Barbara West found repeat offenders are not receiving their mandatory sentence.

    Chemical castration for a rapist may sound as barbaric as cutting off the hand of a thief. But it's nothing more than a weekly injection of a female hormone that controls a rapist's urge for sex. They don't grow breasts, their testicles don't shrink. The shots simply reduce their insatiable desire for sex.


    Florida lawmakers made the injections mandatory for repeat offenders in 1997. The law even gave judges the option of sentencing first time offenders to the shots.


    Our Channel 9 investigation discovered, since the law went into effect almost nine years ago, more than 2,800 rapists have been sent to jail, including 121 who raped repeatedly. Keep in mind, for repeat offenders, the sentence of chemical castration is mandatory. But Channel 9 discovered only eight of those offenders were sentenced to chemical castration and not one has ever received the shots.


    Orlando Judge Anthony Johnson was the first of only a few judges ever to impose the sentence. He said he couldn't explain why other judges were ignoring the state's chemical castration law

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    Why chemical? Seems to me that weekly shots are time consuming. One shot with a razor blade to the privates ought to be plenty.



    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Belief
    http://www.wftv.com/news/9537562/detail.html

    Statistics show most sex offenders rape and rape again, but Florida judges are ignoring a law designed to protect women and children from sexual attacks. Channel 9's Barbara West found repeat offenders are not receiving their mandatory sentence.

    Chemical castration for a rapist may sound as barbaric as cutting off the hand of a thief. But it's nothing more than a weekly injection of a female hormone that controls a rapist's urge for sex. They don't grow breasts, their testicles don't shrink. The shots simply reduce their insatiable desire for sex.


    Florida lawmakers made the injections mandatory for repeat offenders in 1997. The law even gave judges the option of sentencing first time offenders to the shots.


    Our Channel 9 investigation discovered, since the law went into effect almost nine years ago, more than 2,800 rapists have been sent to jail, including 121 who raped repeatedly. Keep in mind, for repeat offenders, the sentence of chemical castration is mandatory. But Channel 9 discovered only eight of those offenders were sentenced to chemical castration and not one has ever received the shots.


    Orlando Judge Anthony Johnson was the first of only a few judges ever to impose the sentence. He said he couldn't explain why other judges were ignoring the state's chemical castration law
    FUN... is a renewable resource!

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    Ok, I say put the judge in the cell with the rapist for a while, we'll see the law being followed real fast then!!
    If it was them being raped, or their children IMO these judges would be feeling differently about it.
    Now some scientist needs to develope a chemical castration that lasts longer than a week... shall we say lifetime?

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    Wink

    Better yet, move the judge next to the repeated offenders house.....



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