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    I don't mean to jump into this discussion. But there's this one thing that keep bothering me. It's the irony of the phrase "treated humanely", if this means be given the same treatment as the jews in WWII or the hundreds of thousands people that were/is tourtured and massacred in African civil wars, the answer would be yes.

    Even better would be to grind him up for animal food or something else usefull, this way you gain money instead of having to pay for his hospital visit, housing and food.

    It would also give new meaning to the common expression; "There's a little sex offender in all of us."

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    its astonishing you even have to ask this question....

    Should they be treated humanely? absolutely

    Should they be shown forgiveness? absolutely not

    I also find it startling that all it takes to be thrown into your guys' permanent "shit list" is one relationship with an underage teen that has given sexual consent, but not in a legal manner because if you are under 18, you are legally unfit to decide when to have sex(a very dubious assumption no less). If i am a 22 year old in an intimate relationship with a 17 year old, all it takes is one prosecutor to permanently attach to me the stigma of "Sex offender" for the rest of my life. If someone can be thrown into that category that quickly and henceforth be given all of your hatred and contempt that quickly, maybe we're neither anymore evolved nor different from regimes that commit mass genocide after-all? Just a thought....

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    I don't understand why anyone would support this behavior by people in the prison system. If you believe sentences for sex offenders are not strong enough, lobby for stronger sentences. I doubt you'll find many people willing to oppose you.

    We cannot allow people in positions of authority to abuse their authority in this way, ever, regardless of how much we might detest the "victim". It's unacceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Brain View Post
    Not to mention that not all sex offenders are child molesters; young adults (18 to 25) having sex with older teens, people who commit public urination or indecency, and hell just having a naked photo of yourself as a teen can get a person registered as a sex offender; should these people be totured in dungeon like settings by a bunch of sadistic sociopaths? No. Seriously people, I understand the hatred for those that do immoral and repulsive acts towards others, but doing equally immoral and repulsive acts towards them is just as equally wrong.
    Dude it's worse than that... from wikis page on statutory rape:

    "Often, teenage couples engage in sexual conduct as part of an intimate relationship. This may start to occur before either participant has reached the age of consent, or after one has but the other has not. In some jurisdictions (such as California), if two minors have sex with each other they would both be guilty of engaging in unlawful sex with the other person.[13][14] Most jurisdictions, as previously stated, consider the act itself to be prima facie evidence of guilt, as any consent between partners, even if freely given, does not meet the standard of law as it is given by a person the law has defined as being incapable of giving consent. The accused in these cases normally has no defense."

    The criteria for what constitutes a "sex offender" is extremely disturbing to me.

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    I believe that everyone should be treated humanely, including those who need to be humanely executed.

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    They should be treated as humanely as anyone else. We aren't in the Dark Ages (I hope).

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    Of course they should.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I don't understand why anyone would support this behavior by people in the prison system. If you believe sentences for sex offenders are not strong enough, lobby for stronger sentences. I doubt you'll find many people willing to oppose you.

    We cannot allow people in positions of authority to abuse their authority in this way, ever, regardless of how much we might detest the "victim". It's unacceptable.
    This.

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    "The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Is there a difference between a guy who cheated on his taxes and an axe murderer? Yes. Should the guards treat them differently? No.

    If violence in prison is okay, hey, bring back corporal punishment! If it is okay that it takes place, why not make it official?!

    Some crimes are more disgusting than others but the perp is still a human being with the same right to fair trial and treatment as you and me. Killing them is no answer (does not lower crime rates and costs society more than imprisonment) plus some serious ethical issues), locking them away without treatment is no answer. There is a public debate going on in Germany right now about prison reform, since they are going to abolish preventive lock up of hopeless cases (= incurable with a very high risk of relapse). Yes, it sucks to know that a guy might abuse another child when set free, but that doesn´t legitimize locking him up indefinitely. All you can do is try to reduce the risk and put them under constant observation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    They should be treated as humanely as anyone else. We aren't in the Dark Ages (I hope).
    I wonder if child pornographers where a big problem back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5231311252 View Post
    It seems a large number of people approve of these acts of violence committed toward Pinto. They believe that because he is a child molester, he deserved everything he got and then some. So what's your opinion on all this? Did Pinto deserve it? Do sex offenders or even just offenders in general deserve to be raped and beaten on a daily basis?
    I'd prefer to have them executed.

    Why?

    (1) They can never be a repeat offender, and these type of criminals have a high recedeivisim rate.

    (2) They do not have to risk inhumane treatment in prison, because they are dead.

    (3) I am sick of taxpayers paying $45,000 per year to keep criminals incarcerated. The bigger side of this problem is that there are too many NON-VIOLENT (aka drug) offenders serving long sentences. What is a side effect of this? VIOLENT criminals are let out early because the jails are crowded. I'd prefer to spend the money used to jail people with substance abuse problems on rehabilitation programs, because they can be rehabilitated, and to permanently eliminate the sick fucks who think it is OK to sexually assault women and children.

    Everyone is so damn hung up on CRIMINAL'S RIGHTS.

    Instead, as a society we should be more concerned about VICTIM'S RIGHTS.

    When a woman or a child is raped or sexually abused, they are emotionally scarred far beyond the physical damage (in most cases) caused during the attack.
    There is NOTHING for them. If their assailant gets tried AND convicted it is a fucking miracle.
    So then that person is in jail.
    For awhile.
    What do the victim and family get beyond that?
    NOTHING.
    Justice might have been served, but innocent victims are left damaged and without sufficient support to help them heal and rebuild their lives.
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