Monday, March 19, 2007

Boy's Death Renews Debate On Sex Offenders

Frome the AP:

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- Neighbors of a slain 6-year-old boy are fuming over how a molester arrested in the child's abduction had been allowed to live in the same trailer park as the victim, just months after legislators passed one of the nation's toughest crackdowns on sex offenders.

A Georgia law passed last year prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop. That would have barred George David Edenfield from living so close to Christopher Michael Barrios, but a pending lawsuit prompted a federal judge last year to block that provision from taking effect.
The biggest problem I see cannot be resolved by restrictions like these. If someone is determined to find new victims, no passive restrictions or passive controls such as GPS tracking will make us safer. True intensive supervision has much more potential to be effective or to identify parole violations, which includes pre-offense behaviors, before another adult or child is victimized.

Passive restrictions and controls can dovetail with these more direct controls, but they can't do an effective job on their own because passive controls can be defeated.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 8:53 PM   2 comments links to this post

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At March 23, 2007 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Passive restrictions became necessary because jurisdictions cannot afford more direct supervision. If you want to suggest an alternative, make sure it is cost effective.

 
At April 11, 2007 1:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS LITTLE BOY DID NOT DESERVE TO BE
ABUSED THEN THROWN AWAY LIKE GARBAGE

WE NEED TOUGHER LAWS FOR SICK #$@^^^^^LIKE
THESE

GO TO HIS MEMORIAL PAGES
LOOK AT HIS FACE
THIS CANNOT EVER HAPPEN AGAIN
IT'S JUST SO UNFAIR IT MAKES ME ANGRY
AND VERY SAD, I CANNOT SLEEP
WE NEED A MARCH ON WASHINGTON
WE MUST FIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN
KEEPING THEM PENNED UP IN THE HOUSE
IS NOT FAIR EITHER. THINK ABOUT THIS THE MAN WHO KIDNAPPED JESSICA LUNSFORD STOLE HER OUT OF HER BEDROOM, YOU COULD BE ON THE PLAYGROUND SUPERVISING YOUR KIDS AND TURN TO GET A DRINK OF WATER AND YOUR CHILD IS GONE
WE HAVE TO GET THESE BASTARDS OFF THE STREET
THEN CHILDREN CAN PLAY OUTSIDE AGAIN
REST IN PEACE LITTLE CHRISTOPHER
YOU DID NOT DIE IN VAIN
http://michaelbarrios.memory-of.com/
http://christopher-barrios.last-memories.com

 

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