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1 posted on 11/20/2011 7:28:44 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

in some cases, the postponements benefit the inmates.
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2 posted on 11/20/2011 7:33:38 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Morgana

Why are there hundreds of sex offenders in Virginia anyway?


3 posted on 11/20/2011 7:41:31 PM PST by Beowulf9
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There is a real Constitutional issue here. Courts have held that in situations other than a straight prison sentence, you can only hold someone for as long as needed to meet a given objective.

For example, John Hinckley can only be confined to the psych hospital as long as he is judged to be potentially dangerous. In fact, the chance of him trying to shoot someone else at this point, is vanishingly small--if the law were applied strictly he would be released by now.

The problem with sex offenders is, after they have served their sentence, they should be released, like any other offender.

Except, society has such revulsion at their offense and the prognosis for recidivism, that the question arises of prior restraint--keeping them confined to prevent a future crime. This is a very tricky area for those who value the rights even of noxious people.

I'm sure I can predict all the knee jerk responses, but the more mature will recognize the dilemma of incarcerating someone for a crime he has not (yet) committed.

4 posted on 11/20/2011 7:43:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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They’d end up living under bridges anyway.


8 posted on 11/20/2011 8:12:58 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Morgana

Lesson to be learned from this: Don’t commit sex crimes in the Commonwealth. ‘Nuff said.


12 posted on 11/20/2011 9:48:20 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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