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Get about sex offender loss with former prosecutor Wendy Murphy Murphy says the laws of any thing should be tough for.
And Bradley Balco who writes about things like this for reason magazine he says Wendy -- out of your mind and what do you mean she's out of her mind.
Well I I think there's a a mistaken notion that we have in this country where were not really serious about a problem until we make it illegal to make something illegal -- the -- the final solution.
And you know I mean children children teenagers miners have been having sex for generation right as long -- there have been teens and -- teams have been having sex.
And when I think -- think we need as I -- the adults in these teens lives need to step up.
And deal with the situation with some subtlety in some nuance.
The criminal justice -- all nice but what's wrong with this extra input and she says.
Examples like the one we just heard almost never happens well then if they almost never happen and there's no problem with changing the law to make sure that they never happened right.
A nineteen -- -- like that well a nineteen year old who had sex with a fifteen year old is not the same crime as a forty year old who has sex with an eight or nine year old right.
Why are we the wire they both called sexual assault why -- they both going on the sex offender list what comes with these registered as we also get lawmakers to every year they have to pass another.
Another -- showing how tough for going to be on sex offenders -- certain zoning sex offenders out of different parts of the city in the start expanding.
You can't live you know within 500 yards of the place for children gathered and it's a thousand and -- -- -- 500.
There -- places in Florida where we have sex offenders living under bridges their places in Georgia we have the living in remote woods because there's nowhere else for them to go.
And some of these people were convicted of these Romeo and Juliet situations some were urinating in public.
Different greatly you know these lofty stories that'll pass -- -- public urination is.
Puts you on the registry and get some chase in some State Street and get to pats you on the register now it depends and most states that's not true something like -- perfect.
-- -- sex offenders are -- registries.
That's a problem that number should be higher.
Probably the main reason we have sex registries is the outrage over the rape and murder of a seven year old New Jersey girl named Megan Kanka.
Need -- this -- nor shall there.
We want to bring her back safely.
And as -- finally agreed to police searched the house across the street where three convicted sex offenders live.
Jesse demand across told police he lord -- -- -- -- house by promising to show her up puppy.
Instead he molested and strangled her then took her body in his toolbox to a nearby park.
Within days residents reacted by collecting signatures to pass a law protecting children.
They wanted to make sure parents and communities were notified when a convicted sex offender -- Dan.
No one is safe and we really have to protect our kids New Jersey lawmakers acted quickly.
Other states and the federal government followed suit to protect innocent children.
Megan's law will.
Take tens of millions of families from the -- of what they do not know.
Sounds like a good idea Bradley protect people from what they do not know.
When it comes to people who pray on.
Small innocent children.
Who rape and -- and children I say they should go to prison for the rest their lives don't ever let them out in society again.
This idea of taking someone putting them in prison for ten or fifteen years telling them they've paid their debt to society.
That making it impossible for them to ever live a normal life again once they get out.
You don't have to have any sympathy for sex offenders to understand why that's a bad idea you're basically inviting them to commit crimes again because you're giving them no way to ever become legitimate.
This -- -- this is completely false argument the problem is not the registry.
It's that he was convicted of -- sex crime which is a public record low to tell the public they can't judge -- this actually.
I'm I'm I'm saying we should put them in jail for life that not saying don't don't let them out mr.
humane let's -- only what would you do Wendy what I'm saying I don't think two things number one and that.
If they want forgiveness and redemption.
Would be awfully good -- when they get out they could do something other than height and pretending never committed the crime -- you can never be forgiven if you put it all under -- rock pop gun registers are good because they allow for some possibility of social forgiveness and honesty help do you think it's.
If a sex offender moves into a neighborhood and all the neighbors find out that that person on the list their first reaction is going to be forgiveness for -- frank if you twice second conversation with me -- he's not a child molester will we have to.
Yeah thank you --
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