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Stop the Harassment of Sex Offenders

People shied away from him, as people often do when confronted with a powerful stench. Jesse could not help it, hygiene was not so high on his list of priorities, finding food and shelter were a bit more important. He could not find employment even though he was hardworking and educated. Jesse wanted to work, and as a college graduate, he should have ample opportunity to do so. However, Jesse's life had taken a severe downturn. Shortly after graduation, he met a girl at a bar who was willing to 'celebrate' with him. One thing led to another as things are frequently prone to do and Jesse indulged himself. Unfortunately, the girl was only sixteen (a very mature sixteen), her father learned of …show more content…

Kansas can place offenders who finish their jail sentence in mental institutions instead of allowing them to go free. The Supreme Court of the United States upheld this law (Internet: Reynolds). This seems ridiculous to me, if these people need to be punished more, stiffen their jail time. If they could not be sentenced to a life sentence for their crime, they should not serve a life term. These sex offender registries are equivalent to life sentences. This problem reaches West Virginians as well, if on a lower scale. Kanawha County became the first West Virginia county to publish a sex offender registry when they did so in September. Lucia Moses of the Herald Dispatch reports that on November 12, Cabell County became the second (Moses 1 C). Twenty-four sex offenders, who must register for life, reside in Cabell County (Moses 3 C).

Still, federal law mandates that every state keep a sex offender register. They do not need to publish them. I think that the register should be in the hands of the police, and, in the case of child molesters, the board of education as well. The publishing of these registers would, most likely, cause a detrimental effect within the community. Once a community knows that a sex offender lives in the midst of them, a dark cloud will descend on the neighborhood. This could lead to threatening phone calls and vigilantism against the offender and

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