He was a molester, it is clear of that. He had been arrested in 1991. They do not speak of his criminal record after 91.
Did he do something that warranted all of this activity, or because of events in the past weeks did folks feel they needed to be proactive when it pertains to molesters in their neighborhood.
If in fact that were on witch hunt, and broke the law in the process then they should be accountable. Two wrongs never make a right.
I find it odd, that when he complained to the police there reaction to take him to a mental health facility. He I feel had a valid point to be concerned and from the article tried to have it addressed.
While I personally loath the actions of a molesters or rapist for that matter take no pleasure at all in the death of this man. Especially if he had turned his life around and was never in trouble with the law.
Of course more information is needed, I will re access as info warrants.
Lifetime supervision? Of some of them? I think they ought to just put them all away for life. And if they have killed they should likewise be killed.
We've all felt guilt, if we're human. I can't imagine what a truely contrite person must feel for such a crime. I'd be suicidal too.
I also can't imagine what his victim must have felt.
Don't know what to say about this sort of thing. Pray, is my only advice.
yeah, but: was it suicide, or was he encouraged to OD at gunpoint by some concerned neighbor?
IMO, he should have been locked up for life when he was proven guilty in 1991.
Then the neighbors would have had nothing to picket. Their children would be safer and the community would be peaceful.
I'm tired of our people having to assume guilt for walking up and down a sidewalk with signs.
A registered sex offender was found dead this morning in Ocala, two days after he told deputies he might hurt himself. 38 year old Clovis Ivan Claxton was convicted in 1991 for a sex offense in Washington state. Marion County Sheriff's Department spokesman Dennis Strowe says he contacted their office on Tueday. He found flyers posted around his neighboorhood containing his information from the Florida Department of Law Enforcemen's Sexual Offender website. Also added to the sheets were teh words "Child Rapist".
Strowe says the man was so upset he threatened to commit suicide. A deputy transported him to a mental health facility under the Baker Act Law. He was later released and returned home, where he was found dead this morning.
Deputies say his parents found him Claxton with one of the flyers next to him. Detectives think a drug overdose may have been involved, but are waiting for an autopsy to reveal the exact cause of death.
Claxton's mother told authorities that her son had attempted to commit suicide before by taking several different pills. Investigators won't officially declare it a suicide until autopsy results come back.
If justice had been done in the first place, this would never have been an issue. Nevertheless, I would much rather read about a dead child molestor than another dead child.
"Once he made these type statements our deputies took this man into custody under the Baker Act law and transported him to a local mental health facility for evaluation," Marion County Sheriff's Capt. Denis Strow said.
Wow. The "Baker Act Law", huh?
In addition, if a person knows his whereabouts are/can be tracked every moment, that will be a determent...geese - they put Martha Stewart in a leg bracelet - like who was she going to hurt?
Well if raping a child warrants the posting of flyers in Florida - we should have the Kennedy compound in Florida surrounded - Teddy Kennedy and Chris Dodd are well known for having sex with underage girls, as well as the nephew who raped the 14 year old babysitter (oops, I'm sorry - the Kennedys loved their women - including the two they killed).
I have to agree with you.
This concerns me.
If I understood the offense in 91, I could better gauge the situation.
However, he obviously felt real shame and humiliation about what he did. I'm bothered by this.
One less pervert is a blessing.
"After seeing the signs, Claxton called the sheriff's office and said that he felt "extremely scared and feels that people in the neighborhood are now out to possibly hurt him." "
Well, now you know how PARENTS feel when they have a PERVERT like YOU in the neighborhood. They FEAR for their innocent kids.
Public shame of a past crime leads to suicide. Sounds okay to me.
It's crystal clear that we are failing to deal with sex offenders properly the first time around. I don't know where that failing stems from - whether the criminal justice system is treating them too liberally or if mental health professionals are not grasping the full extent of the mental deformities of sex criminals minds - but it's obvious that something has to change before this problem gets worse.
"Once he made these type statements our deputies took this man into custody under the Baker Act law and transported him to a local mental health facility for evaluation," Marion County Sheriff's Capt. Denis Strow said. "He was later released."
"You're not paranoid if they really are out to get you."
Let's see, that means he was 20 years old when he was first caught and convicted. That his mother says he hasn't been in trouble for 18 years means absolutely NOTHING. She wouldn't know if he was behaving himself or not.
Secondly, I see nothing wrong with being branded for life and having to do some very heavy emotional lifting to prove your repentance. To always be apologetic and humbled before the righteous wrath of the community can only build character in the one who is truly transformed.