Housing Minnnesota's sex offenders

  • Article by: Star Tribune Editorial
  • Updated: April 17, 2013 - 7:54 PM

State, local officials should help spread out their locations.

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jdlellis1Apr. 17, 13 8:36 PM

This is so Star Tribune, "Spread the misery!" First and foremost, as indicated in the story, offenders rely on each other for support to perhaps stay out of trouble. That actually has merit. Second, it is not the government's responsibility to spread the misery! Once free, it is their responsibility, no matter limited the options. Finally, these people choose actions which after murder is the most hideous act one individual can perpetrate on another individual. As a matter of fact, as a victim, being murdered may be better as one would not have to live with the horror. Hoping each and everyone of them are uncomfortable for the rest of their lives.

furguson11Apr. 17, 13 8:41 PM

The state is going to have to pay for housing and force somebody to take it in their neighborhood. That is the only way it will happen. And we haven't even talked about the other 20,000 offenders on the predatory list that aren't listed on the public website.

coventryApr. 17, 1310:03 PM

The real story is that these 300 L3 pose risk on avg far higher than the Political HosPrisoners in MSOP the media rarely ever investigates in any way...except Larry Oakes. I spent over a year HOSTAGE at MSOP as a "sex offender" and yet I was innocent and I've never committed a sex crime. The Task Force has already decided that there will be State Laws revised so neither Wyoming or any other city, town, etc. can "ban" sex offenders. Enjoy your run, Wyoming...it is about over.

owatonnabillApr. 18, 13 6:21 AM

This problem has an easy solution. All ya gotta do is to offer the "Level Threes" (so nice and convenient when you can label an entire group like this, right?) a choice. Serve our your sentence and be "hospitalized" following sentence completion in a place like St. Peter or Devil's Island or aboard the Costa Concordia for the rest of your life, OR serve out your sentence and be free on condition that you consent have a device implanted that A) turns itself on whenever the person in whom the device is implanted exhibits sexual arousal, and B) gives the wearer a really nasty shock when, following arousal, he/she comes within 300 yards of another human being other than in places like stores, post offices, etc. Hey! This is the age of the IPad, right? This should be an elementary engineering problem. Presto! Instant, foolproof behavior modification! Ivan Pavlov would be proud.

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