Apparently, the Supreme Court has blocked the release of 77 sex offenders who have served their federal sentences after the Obama administration claimed many of them remain “sexually dangerous.” The primary issue is whether the government has the power to indefinitely detain prisoners who have served their sentences but could pose a public threat if they were released.You can read the details here.
Frankly, I don’t give a crap if they never get out of prison and I don’t care one bit if it’s unconstitutional. Victims of sex offenders are serving a life sentence, too. The only difference is that they aren’t getting free room and board funded by my tax dollars.
It’s a known fact that sexual predators are FOUR times more likely to sexually re-offend than other types of criminals and offenders themselves have admitted, on the record, that they don’t believe they can be rehabilitated.
In one recent case, a 13 year old girl was raped, beaten and stabbed to death just blocks from her house by a convicted sexual offender who was still on probation and wearing a court-ordered monitoring device. He was registered as a Level 3 sex offender, the category considered most likely to re-offend and had only been out of jail for SEVEN weeks before he took a little girl’s life.
How many people, how many children, have to be victimized by repeat offenders before our lawmakers see the light? I personally think dumping them all on an island in the middle of shark-infested waters is the way to go.