Somer Thompson is now in Paradise. Executing the son of a bitch who killed her is not going to bring her back. But we should also talk about how to prevent this.
There are many ways to prevent this. The first thing to do is to repeal Jessica's Law.
Now, I'm for parent and community notification. If parents know where a sex offender is, they can tell their children not to go "near there", for their safety, since a sex offender lives there.
According to an AP story, there were 161 sex offenders living within five miles of Somer's home. Since the passage of Jessica's law in Florida, other cities in Florida have made it a crime for a sex offender to live almost anywhere else. They are forced to be homeless and there are some who are forced to live under a bridge in Miami.
Fine, if you do the crime, you do the time, IN JAIL! Some of these offenders are on probation or parole, and they have to work. Parents should be told where these offenders are located, but to force these, otherwise assholes, to live in rural areas, or even under bridges, would require these offenders to be bunched together, like in Somer's case, where she could still be kidnapped and murdered.
Jessica's Law wouldn't and didn't stop Phillip Garrido. He used a car to kidnap Jaycee Dugard. "Have car, will travel." Before Garrido was convicted for rape and kidnapping in 1977, he used his car to kidnap a casino worker in South Lake Tahoe, California, and took her to a storage facility to rape her in Reno in Nevada. If Jessica's Law was enforced in California back in 1991, it would not have stopped Garrido from kidnapping Jaycee.
Garrido could have kidnapped any other girl(s) anywhere. He could have kidnapped a girl in San Ysidro or Calexico. He could have kidnapped a girl in Yuma, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Primm, Jean, Las Vegas, and he could have kidnapped the Governor's daughter in Carson City! He could have been anywhere.
Unless you chop off the offenders' legs, they going to move, and drive. By clustering them in a given area, it ain't going to stop them from comming any more crimes. To stop further abuse, it is generational. These molestors molest because their dads or other caregivers molested them. Until that stops, it won't.
Keeping parents notified will help. Clustering the offenders is another fascist knee-jerk tactic that only hides and exacerbates the problem, not solve it. Clustering them didn't help Somer, and it didn't help Jaycee.
It's time to repeal Jessica's Law, in memory of Somer.
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