Most sex offenders are just everyday American males like myself, just guys who got caught up in a bad situation and took the cheapest way out. This is the point where the state tells me I am wrong and I should have no opinion, this is where I speak up and say I am sorry, I am sorry I talked and agreed to meet a female who was underage seven years ago. I know it was wrong and very poor judgment, that point has been made very clear. The problem I have with all this is; where does it end? In reality there was no victim, just me and a 35 year old cop, so what damage did I really do to the community? Did I hurt anyone? The system likes to play on victim rights, so if that’s the case what about my family and friends who did nothing wrong but are victimized daily by this also? My probation officer in some of her many witty statements have told me I should chase women. When I replied to her that I would like to find someone, it’s just not in my best interest. I am not cruel, why would I want to find someone I care about and drag them through the system along with myself? To that reply she just kind of looks at me with a blank stare because apparently this answer wasn’t in the operating procedure for probation officers she reads daily.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tale of a Texas Sex Offender
Visit Just Rants and Raves, a new blog billing itself as "A Tale of a Texas Sex Offender." He's describing what it's like being on probation for a sex offense in Arlington, Texas - a different point of view, for sure, from the policy wonk and law enforcement perspectives so often bandied about here on Grits. Give it a look. Here's a sample from his post on Halloween: