I am so appalled. I just finished watching the Dr. Phil Show and today’s topic was registered sex offenders. I’ve never given much thought to what happens to those convicted and released of sexual crimes, but today’s show prompted me to blog about it.
Today, Dr. Phil interviewed people living in an apartment complex in
According to guests on the program, besides collecting rent from each sexual predator living in his apartment, the owner also receives $1000 per month, per parolee there. He has ousted all of the regular tenants and replaced them with those recently out of prison. I ask the question…Why are we paying to provide housing from our tax money?
Until we have stronger laws to deter people from crimes preying on the sexual vulnerability of others, the problem is never going to be solved. Considering the severity of the crime committed and removing the offending equipment might be a good deterrent. It is a well-documented fact that most offenders continue to repeat their bad behavior.
Another guest on the show, a registered sexual offender himself, admitted that the condition is never cured—the urges DO NOT go away. He’s seventy years old and still finds interest in young boys. He also molested his daughter. His honesty was frightening and very revealing. His admission that sexual urges ‘dumb down’ a person’s common sense and make them more apt to offend leaves us at the mercy of the offenders. We have to gamble that they have enough control to remove themselves from temptation. That’s not likely to happen because men, especially, are sexual beings. Unfortunately, many need it to confirm their manhood.