In my article entitled " Civil Rights, Child Molesters, Pandora, and Her Box
," I mused whether from a civil rights point of view, the treatment of convicted sexual offenders under the law is questionable at best and unjust as well as illegal at worst.
Wondering further if individual cases of sex crimes warrant different punishments or should sex offenders be assured their civil rights or should they be considered as someone who has chosen to leave human society in favor of unspeakable evil and thus no longer qualifies for civil rights, I was not surprised to receive some email response.
One in particular stood out. Without going into detail or giving away any identifying details, the writer told about a conviction he has on his record which was part of a plea deal that involved underage drinking and some "making out." According to his statements, he did not rape anyone, but because of his taking the plea deal, his life is now a living hell and his children are the ones suffering because of reporting requirements, etc.
Do you have any ideas about how to deal with sex offenders, their civil rights, and the current laws? Do you feel that things are going well the way they are or do we need to overhaul the system?