Comments: Pillars of the Fucking Community

Damned waste of time. I came here to see what you REALLY think.

posted by Velociman on June 14, 2005 10:55 PM

I agree with you 100%.

posted by Dana on June 14, 2005 11:00 PM

Or Catholic priests.

posted by Acidman on June 15, 2005 01:21 AM

Hi Key,
I clicked on the link above and randomly clicked on names. I looked at six faces before I saw a white man. This says something. I'm not sure what. Thoughts anyone?

posted by ED on June 15, 2005 02:55 PM

Ed, I know. And it's NOT because there are more black than white pedophiles.

(But as a disclaimer, I chose Athens/Clarke for that search. Had I chosen my own county, those ratios would have been reverse. But take the "black" or the "white" list, you will find few to no former "pillars" on either. Those particular pedophiles are typically free men.)

posted by Key on June 15, 2005 03:24 PM

I couldn't agree more!

posted by Sissy on June 15, 2005 05:43 PM

I was fairly unsurprised by the verdict and wasn't at all surprised to hear comments from the jury about there just not being enough evidence to convict him. Okay, fine. I can accept that the jurors did the best they could with what they were given.

What REALLY got my blood boiling this afternoon was a CNN interview with Thomas Mesereau about how Michael is still going to allow children into his bedroom, but will be much more selective about the ADULTS that he allows into his home and life. I sat there with my chin in my lap...I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

posted by Chablis on June 15, 2005 05:49 PM

I gots 9 sex offenders in my ZIP Code, by FDLE reckoning. They are all white, and will all be dead as shit if I ever catch them on my cul-de-sac.

posted by Velociman on June 15, 2005 06:49 PM

Bingo! Scored again...

posted by John on June 15, 2005 07:51 PM

I couldn't have said it better myself!

posted by ali on June 16, 2005 11:41 AM

Ah, yes, thy dark scornful mistress reveals herself. I wouldn’t have it anyway. They can escape the court system, that’s right. But I better never meet a single one of these assholes. A tire iron-induced comma will be lucky by my reasoning.

ED, we are talking about the GBI here. While they are more efficient than our slack-jawed yokels that flesh out the ranks of our local Georgia Police, this is still the south . . .

posted by A Clockwork Orange Happier on June 17, 2005 08:01 AM

Any other way, I mean.

posted by A Clockwork Orange Happier on June 17, 2005 08:02 AM

My darling cuz, I love you! You are so right and expressed it so well. A++ Excellent!!

posted by Ophelia on June 17, 2005 01:13 PM

I just have one observation and question.

Granted these people are scum. But so are serial killers and murderers of other stripes as well as bank robbers, etc.

Why aren't their pictures posted on the web and made to register as "life offenders" i.e. Murderers after serving their sentences? After all isn't recidivism rampant in all categories?

I mean is statutory rape more heinous then say shooting someone 4 or 5 times and turning them into quadraplegics?

Why are sex crimes especially heinous vs murder or severe physical assault? I'm serious.

I know it must be some puritanical zeitgeist at work that holds that raping a child is more heinous than killing him or her, I just don't understand it.

posted by Jesse on June 17, 2005 01:21 PM

Well Jesse, I always assumed that it was because murderers tend to stay in jail a while, where as sex offenders get a couple of years and maybe some community service... and then are living amongst us.

I'm all for treating them equally. Give the bastards life as though they've killed someone. They have, after all, killed the spirit of a child.

(As for statutory rape, I'll agree that is less offensive, as long as it is consensual, and she's over 16. He is still, however, barring rare exception, scum.)

posted by Key on June 17, 2005 02:36 PM
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