4 thoughts on “Records: At least 45 sex offenders in state’s nursing homes

  1. This article ONLY lessens and lessens the legitimacy of your registry. You have a substantial number of people in nursing homes who are catatonic and unable to even respond to commands. The behaviorial problems associated with ANY nursing home is the definition of BEING in a nursing home. These are people who can’t take care of themselves. Your registry ONLY does ONE thing, and that is ISOLATES people WITHOUT ANY DUE PROCESS of LAW!

    You want to know what kind of scum you have in nursing homes? Well, there aren’t any saints there, that is for sure.

    Do I think that residents should be notified when a person is admitted to a nursing home? Absolutely. Especially THIEVES, AND adulterers, AND liars. You can’t trust any of them and THOSE people, during their lives have ONLY left a pile full of pain and victims. (why that is EVERYONE?)

    See where this is going? You think you have a RIGHT to know about a sex offender? Well, here is NEWS! YOU DON’T. I looked in the U.S. Constitution. It seems you have a right to find out, but you don’t have a RIGHT to know, especially when that right will infringe upon the RIGHT to live peacably in the community (whatever that form that community might take, like a nursing home).

    Your registry has NO LEGITIMACY and can and should be avoided any way possible. REASON #1. You force people on the registry who can’t physically register. That is STUPID, IRRATIONAL, and stupid and irrational laws do not have to be followed.

  2. Ten Myths About Sex Offenders – http://t.co/xHvFvRi

    Of all crimes, sex offenders are widely believed to have the highest level of recidivism. However, treatment professionals and criminologists have known for some time that once sex offenders are caught, only a small minority of them will commit another sex crime. Although some pedophiles, before they are caught, have many victims, most have a single victim in or about their own family.

    We all hope for the day when we can see fewer sex offenses and particularly fewer juvenile victims of such crimes. But so long as what we think we know about these types of crimes is based on myths and fear rather than facts, that day will never come. There are several myths that are widely believed that need to be debunked.

    In recent years social scientists and criminologists have combed through an immense accumulation of data from hundreds of studies, which have tracked tens of thousands of individual sex offenders for long periods of time, some even for decades.

    By 1994, 670 studies of sex offenders had been done and by the end of 2005 well over 700. Many of these studies have been systematized through a methodology called meta-analysis. The resulting data reveal that many common myths about sex offenders are simply false. We outline here some of them. http://t.co/xHvFvRi