good grief, what next? sending children to prison? ridiculous.
@Elfboy the tree and the forest both are big deals.
in this case, definitely, but my point was
a) the general trend of is much more dangerous
the government lists a 6 year old as a sex offender: bad
the government has the ability to list 6 year olds as sex offenders: 1,000 times worse.
b) few people see the forest because they ignore the trees or the trees aren't brought to attention. for instance, this particular tree (the government putting a 6 year old on the registered sex offender list) will probably not get anywhere near the press it deserves as it is an isolated occurrence. it's like a leak in a dam, people don't tend to notice until the dam bursts. it's quite unfortunate really
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I really hate fucking stories like these, they make shake with anger and feel an unpleasent pain in my gut. And that list of all those sex offender tales? Disgusting, unjust, insane, tyrannical, moronic, pathetic, awful, nightmarish, idiotic, terrifying, and madness.
Now that said, the problem with these stories is how often do they occur next to actually severe sex crimes, statistically speaking? I mean these problems do need to be fixed, there needs to be changes to the system to ensure that events like these hardly ever occur if never. But the reason such stories make news is because the lunacy of them excites anger and wrath at the system; it protrays the problem as something that is more common than it really is, which is of course the aim of news networks (Hey lets post this tragic story and get lots of ratings!). So for all I know, such instances might actually be less of an occurence then what they really are; that isn't to say that the problems should be ignored is the frequency of them is rare, just for the sake of attaining all relevant information it's good to know everything. Does anyone possess or know of any data that would confirm the objective occurence of sex offender crimes gone wrong?
The kid is only 6. The second article stated he had a developmental disability and stress issues. Does he even know what sex is? And if he does, is he even aware of the inappropriateness of his act? He could have been just mindlessly imitating something he saw on TV with no sense of what it really means. Or he was just playing and it was wrongfully misattributed to a sexual offense.
Maybe in some ways kids are less innocent about sex today compared to the past but I have trouble believing that a 6 year old would intentionally commit sexual assualt.
Even if he did, the kid needs to get psychological help so he can better integrate into society rather than having him on a registered sexual offenders list when he's 18. By then, he may have completely changed even if was guilty at age 6.
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