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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

To Catch A Predator VI

The newest entry into Dateline's series exposing and, in the more recent specials, having police arrest, those who prey on children is, as always, a welcome public service, and I once again express my deepest gratitude for the many individuals responsible for bringing those who prey on children to justice. However, it would seem that others don't share my view. I found this post on JRob's House of Opinions, and it is not the initial poster with whom I disagree. In fact, JRob's sense of outrage that anyone would harm children matches or exceeds my own, though there is no doubt that his eloquence in expressing that outrage surpasses mine. No, the problem is one of the posters in his Haloscan comments in the form of a sick fuck who uses the screen name "Gary". Most of what "Gary" posts is too disgusting for me to post here, but it is my belief that any decent person who reads his words will feel nothing but contempt and/or rage. I certainly was less than happy with that rat-bastard for existing, and it is my sincerest hope that he harms no children, or if he does, that he spends a very long time as a guest of the state after harming as few children as possible. I also recommend visiting Lost in Lima Ohio's blog for more information on this and other related topics, and for better organization of the outrage.

6 comments:

Gary said...

So did you read my first comment where I told JRob that I was in "almost complete agreement" with him regarding the actions of the people caught on the Dateline show?

Those men were willing to take advantage of children - something I would not do.

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

It's the "almost" that pisses me off. Any who prey on children are a disease on society, whether that be in the form seen on Dateline, or if that be in the form of shrouding it in some bullshit renaming of it as you do. I consider this society's immune response.

Gary said...

Sorry I can't live in a world devoid of gray as you apparently can.

Let's assume for now that I am being truthful when I say that I have always been chaste with children - that I have never had any sexual or lewd contact with a child. (Whether you believe it or not is irrelevant to me.) Assuming that I am being truthful, how can you say that I am "preying" on children?

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Assuming you're being truthful, you're not so much preying (and none of your bullshit quotation marks) on children as you are encouraging others to do so, and that is very nearly equally reprehensible, if not worse, depending on the specifics. I live in a world that's full of wonderful, glorious gray, but that does not negate the presence of black and white, and I can think of few crimes as heinous as child molestation. You are not on the side of the angels on this one, but you already knew that. Now, get off of my blog.

Snave said...

Kudos to Dateline for doing what law enforcement seems unable to do: catch the pervs that prey on children. The guys that are into that kind of stuff deserve what punishment they get. I work with special education students, quite a few of whom have been abused sexually by adults. These kids have been emotionally scarred (and some physically scarred as well) for life, by messed-up adults who must be so incredibly selfish that they could forget all about the welfare of the child... conquest and sexual activity are what those folks are about, whether they can control it or not. Whether they can control it or not doesn't matter in my mind. I say lock them up, neuter them, and then throw away the keys.

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

If something so simple as neutering would work, I'd be in favor of it, but it wouldn't. This is a crime about power, and not so much about sex, so all neutering would do would be to remove most of the possibility of any DNA evidence. I do like the idea of locking them up and throwing away the key, and after they finish serving their time, possibly involuntarily committing them to a forensic psychiatric hospital until they are found to pose no danger to society.