I'd like to see more states support the passage of Jessica's law. And states like Vermont, and Ohio where there are horrible judges that let child predators off--I'd like to see some kind of action taken about that. Lack of federal funds maybe? Something.
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March 31, 2006 2:31 PM
I would like to see laws strengthened in favor of the child. I do not call it molestation or child sexual assault. It is an ugly deed that deserves the ugly name it is....CHILD RAPE. I think that there should be stiffer penalties, truth in sentancing in these cases. I also think that if found guilty, you should serve a life sentance, because you have just ruined the life of your victim.
I have very harsh opinions on this subject, many people think to harsh. But then again...if somone had paid for what they did to me, I would have known justice.
I would like to see laws changed so that any and all evidence found
will be included. Including evidence that has been found in other cases
where no abuse was found.
I would also like to see harsher punishment
for abusers and laws put in place that an abuser can not live within so
many miles or work at/around a place where children gather (ie schools,
shopping malls, etc)
i agree with all of you, it is sad thay they can live in public with children around, and i think that they are given more rights than the child is, the childs human rights have been violated, their life taken from them. but there are too many that want to support the rights of these sicl perverts.... like check out the human rights group and look for the post protect children not molesters 2.... they see these animals as having rights..i dont see it this way
and also i think that child molesters shouldnt be allowed anywhere that children of or even live near these places... and why havent they started casterating them? this should have been started along time ago. and the problem wouldnt have ever got this bad, its time that the kids come first not the molesters
Someone once told me that castration wouldn't work. He said that castrating them wouldn't remove the desire. He said the abusers would just find a different way to harm our children.
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April 01, 2006 11:19 PM
I don't think your to harsh at all. I feel the same way when it comes to child rapist. I am sorry but I think any punishment for them is to good. They need to suffer just as the child will for the rest of there lives. Death would be to easy for them.
I think also that we need to de-stigmatacize what it means to be abused. Still today, many people tell their children that they can never tell. Forcing a child to hold yet another horrible secret is wrong.
As adults, some of us suffer more than others, is this due to how we were treated when the deep became knowen to our parents? Some of us had parents that loved us, helped us get therapy, got mad with us not at us. But some of use were told to shut up about it. Some of us had nobody safe to tell anyway.
I was talking to someone the other day, and I told her about how I felt about abusers. She said to me "Bad things happen to people get over it!" I asked her she could say that, and what if it were her who was raped as a child. She said "I was. I know that people think you have a mental problem if you talk about it. They think you are weak. SO, I let it go. It happened, it's over. Move on with your life."
That struck me as odd, because she has never shown even some of the more subtle signs of child rape. I mean you never would guess that her life was anything but wonderful. Which led me to wondering, if her reaction is nature(she had no one to turn to for help) or nurture(her parents got her help, and she has found the miracle to move on with life). I tend to think that her out look is a coverup for alot of hurting....because I know that I could never forgive, forget, move on and sit down and have Thanksgiving Dinner with my abusers like it never happened.
i agree she sounds like she is dealing with alot of pain, but i also dont think she could really forgive and forget......how could she? i do understand that God could help her with the pain..because he has wth others.. but in my opinion god doesnt expect us to forget because they can remember thats just my opinion ....
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I agree with all of you. I would love to see the Jessica Lunsford act passed nationwide.
And that judge here in Vermont that gave that man a minimum sentence of 60 days did change it. He wanted the offender to receive treatment, and until that case Vermont did not offer sex offender treatment in jail. Only after you completed your sentence could you obtain treatment (not that treatment works as WE know, but oh well). But now that Vermont DOC has changed it so that you can obtain treatment WHILE doing your time. So anyway, the offender did get a longer sentence than the 60 days thank the gods.
Hi! my name is Lynn, and I have been reading a lot of the articles that you have been writing with very much interest. I am so sorry that you had to experience that as a child. I would really like to talk to you sometime about it, I was raped at 11 yrs. old, he was in a trust position, my parents found out and it was all covered up. Everyone just wanted me to get over it!!!! How the hell does an 11 yr. old Just get over it?
Yes, the laws have got to go harder on them-I feel life in prison would have settled it. On a brighter note it has made me very activistic, outspoken, and DAM sure it will never happen to my kids.