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There may be other threads floating about on this, but they do not include a couple of important points that I think are worthy to bring out.

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.

1 posted on 04/22/2005 9:42:50 PM PDT by Former Military Chick
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State lawmakers have responded by passing a bill to require lifetime supervision of some child sex offenders.

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.

2 posted on 04/22/2005 9:49:11 PM PDT by Slyfox
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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.


3 posted on 04/22/2005 9:49:46 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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yeah, but: was it suicide, or was he encouraged to OD at gunpoint by some concerned neighbor?


4 posted on 04/22/2005 9:54:59 PM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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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.


6 posted on 04/22/2005 10:02:13 PM PDT by Humidston (Rats = Party of DEATH)
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Marion County Sex Offender Dead
April 21, 2005 12:10 PM

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.

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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.

7 posted on 04/22/2005 10:02:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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10 posted on 04/22/2005 10:07:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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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.


11 posted on 04/22/2005 10:11:18 PM PDT by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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I agree with your points.

We only know him to be a molester. So he could have fondled someone but not likely raped.

I abhor either. That said, having helped in prison ministry, I do know there must come a time when people need to have a healthy respect for those who have spent their complete allotment of time behind bars.

That respect may include being on the lookout for him and being aware of his past, but to go all the way to doing the sign and leaflets after he'd apparently rebuilt his life is bad judgment.

I would like the police databases to list all offenses of everyone, including speeding tickets. Perhaps then we could understand there are appropriate ways to approach such matters with others in public.
14 posted on 04/22/2005 10:29:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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Very well-put.


19 posted on 04/22/2005 10:45:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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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."

"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?

26 posted on 04/22/2005 10:57:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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WARNING: Molestation of a child will lead to arrest, imprisonment, public humiliation, depression and possible death.

Maybe the pervs need to learn that!
35 posted on 04/22/2005 11:51:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (" I have a great team that is going to beat George W. Bush" John Kerry -2004)
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I'd like to see convicted child molesters have to wear ankle bracelets so they can be be kept track of. For ex: they then would've know that the creep who killed little Jessica Lundsford was not where he was supposed to be - and could've picked him up for parole violation before he ever got to her.

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?

37 posted on 04/23/2005 12:07:27 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." Lincoln)
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http://www3.fdle.state.fl.us/sexual_predators/OffenderFlyer.asp?keys=44281


48 posted on 04/23/2005 5:52:40 AM PDT by Popman (The American Left: Goose Stepping into the Future)
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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).


52 posted on 04/23/2005 7:38:43 AM PDT by scotiamor
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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.


54 posted on 04/23/2005 8:09:03 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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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.


57 posted on 04/23/2005 8:19:28 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Public shame of a past crime leads to suicide. Sounds okay to me.


60 posted on 04/23/2005 8:22:22 AM PDT by samm1148
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I agree with you but I have to be honest:  I can understand where the witch-hunt mentality might have come from.  In the last couple of years it seems like we've seen a huge upswing in the number of "released sex offender murders 10 year old girl" stories and I'm getting pretty frickin' tired of it, myself.

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.

64 posted on 04/23/2005 9:12:36 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (I know a great deal about the Middle East because Ive been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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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."

"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."

70 posted on 04/23/2005 9:35:12 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (In Honor of Terri Schiavo. http://209.245.58.70/frosty65/ Let it load and have the sound on.)
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He hasn't been in trouble for 18 years, and he's branded for life."

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.

73 posted on 04/23/2005 9:47:02 AM PDT by January24th
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