The advent of the #metoo phenomenon has caught most of the public by surprise. Not us registered on a useless list because we understand very well that the real sex offenders are NOT on any list/registry! No – just as I have said and statistics prove and confirm time and time again, the one most likely to be a sexual abuser is a person the victim already knows!
The sexual abuse in Hollywood was not done by anyone on a sex offender list. It was done by men and women of great respect and all their victims knew them. Hiding in plain sight but still not on a list. Clearly the myth that sex offender registries work is proven false and they only provide the public with a false sense of security leaving the door wide open for this sort of abuse.
Hopefully these revelations in Hollywood will provide a role model for the entire country and will follow the lead and concentrate on the real sex offenders and not the men and women who have made a mistake or been entrapped or took a bad plea bargain instead of going to trial or even totally innocent and just caught in a system impossible to get out of!
The point is that the sex offender registry doesn’t do what it was claimed it would do – show where dangerous people are living. Half of the people listed on the Florida registry do not even live in the state! How is listing those people keeping kids safe? A huge majority of them are listed for things that happened decades ago and the registered citizen has not have so much as a parking ticket – yet is listed – why? So clutter up the list with people who have never had the opportunity to get off because it is for LIFE! How stupid were the designers of this Florida law? It’s not even effective and actually becomes worse as time goes by. Crazy – other states at least have a way to get unlisted after 5, 10, 20 years which allows at least some to get off although way too long but still better than Florida’s absurd lifetime registry for anything!
So as you can see 75% of those currently listed on the Florida sex offender registry should not be listed. By being there they simple divert attention from the ones that truly might be in need of monitoring and still this list should be only available to law enforcement. As it stands right now it is a cruel and unusual punishment and indeed it is public shaming and punishment.
Let’s make changes for everyone. Let’s admit the registry is flawed by design and that these design flaws of constant growth and inaccurate numbers are just a few of the most obvious flaws of many. The false sense of security it creates is simply unforgivable! How can they tell parents this is keeping their kids safer when that is a bold faced lie! They know it is so they are deliberately and with no regard for your child’s safety simply lying to you and manipulating you with fear when it is not the truth. Some one the victim already knows is statistically the one who is going to be the abuser – Face that ugly fact.