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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:05 PM
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Poll question: Would the location of a sex offender nearby affect your decision about where to live?
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 09:06 PM by Renew Deal
Sex offenders are todays hot topic besides missles. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Lets assume you were looking at a home to rent or buy. Would the location of a sex offender nearby affect that decision?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:06 PM
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1. Don't do this n/t
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:07 PM
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4. I'm not sure what you think I'm doing
But I think DU can handle this discussion.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:08 PM
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5. These threads make DU look incredibly stupid
But you probably already know that
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:11 PM
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7. I can see how you'd say that.
Because a number of people will take an "unpopular" stand. I still think that DU can handle the discussion.
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auntsue Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 11:54 PM
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17. I am not so foolish
as to believe that the only sex offenders are the ones listed by Jessica's law. It's the ones you don't know about that are most dangerous.The skillful ones have not been caught. So just keep yourself alert!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:07 PM
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2. i live in new orleans in the southern us of a
i guess i just assume everyone's a sex offender and don't let it worry me
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:07 PM
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3. The registry is terrible. A modern day scarlet letter.
If they're still a risk, keep them locked up. If not and they've paid their dues, leave them alone.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:08 PM
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6. yeah what nikki said
seriously a person could be a sex offender in louisiana for having some emails w/ a 50 yr old fbi agent who POSED as a teen...that person is no danger to me

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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 10:32 PM
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16. Agreed, what Nikki said
What's a sex offender, someone who pees in a grove of bushes or a rapist?
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:15 PM
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8. I don't have kids...
Maybe if I lived nearby, I'd be able to keep an eye on the offender.
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:18 PM
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9. Depends on gender.
When I was much younger, I lived across the road from an alcoholic nymphomaniac.

Not a bad gig for a teenager.

Sonoman
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:21 PM
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10. When I bought my house, I looked at a website that listed the sex offenders
in a given area and what they were convicted of--a house I passed on had more than its share of offenders for a very rural area. One of them would have been my next-door neighbor, in fact. As a woman, I didn't want to be alone at night with other neighbors far away, and pretty much no police protection--would have been too creeped out.
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:24 PM
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11. We all may be living next to a sex offender and don't know it.
Edited on Tue Nov-09-10 09:24 PM by county worker
Until they get on a list you don't pay attention. In some states you could be naked in your house and a neighbor can call the police on you. You would be listed as a sex offender.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:56 PM
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12. I wouldnt want live near congress under any circumstances lol nt
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 10:02 PM
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13. Depends on the circumstances of the offense.
The sex offender registry ruins lives. There are many people on it who are not who most of us would think of as "sex offenders." For example, a teen couple in which one party was slightly older than the legal parameters allowed... I am all for putting pedophiles and serial rapists away for life. But the fact is that the registry includes many other lesser offenses that don't necessarily deserve lifetime stigmatization.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 10:05 PM
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14. Absolutely not
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 10:08 PM
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15. If this is a serious question, go to your local county website
look up the location of registered sex-offenders. You may want to move from your present location! Don't forget about the homeless offender that tells the county he lives at a freeway overpass...
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