James McLain

Gold Star - 37,591 Points (1958 - / From Tampa Florida And Still Living Near By)

Tampa Florida, A Small Conversation About Sex Offenders - Poem by James McLain

Posted yesterday, by our local news channel ten.

Michelle Meetze James University of South Florida
I live on Davis Islands and it's just a matter of fact that they can't afford the cost of living here. Even the least expensive apt is 700+.

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Anthony D. Greene Tampa, Florida
Pricing the miscreants out of the area will push them into lower income neighborhoods. Fine by me.

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Michelle Meetze James University of South Florida
Anthony D. Greene and I'm definitely not living in any mansion but I will take it any day! I just kind of resented the comment about this would not happen on Davis island. I gave up my savings to buy a shack in a nice neighborhood to give my kids the kind of life that I did not have growing up. Just the facts unfortunately a lot of these types of facts and statistics are income driven. Plain and simple

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Isitpoetry McLain Clearwater, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
It's lop's like you that have ruined the country.. I'm
almost ashamed of being from Tampa..
Any way pard,
you just keep voting your rights away.
And when you threaten to harm some one else
well that is what jail's and prison's are for,
lop's like you..
In my opinion you just made a terrorist threat.. iip
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Anthony D. Greene Tampa, Florida
Build a school in area then fumigate the pervs out. Btw, buy a gun, get trained, and carry daily.

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Isitpoetry McLain Clearwater, Florida
Stupid people.. They have to live somewhere.
Furthermore.. Real rapest and real child molester's
are going to molest and rape
in spite of any laws on the book's as to punishment.
Sadly stupid people vote for stupid politicians
and real societal issues are left unaddressed.
Hence you deserve what you get... is it Poetry..Google it..

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Daniel H. Suarez Hillsborough High School
Yeah, shame on people for worrying about their children, wives, moms, daughters. Shame on them for losing property values on their biggest investment!

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Paula Brassart Star Fleet Acadamy
47 living in just 3 houses? i wonder if the date base needs some updating.
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Judy Luckey-Cornett College Professor at Southern Technical College Brandon, FL
There is an anti clustering ordinance in Hillsborough County

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Judy Luckey-Cornett College Professor at Southern Technical College Brandon, FL
I live on Davis island approximately 10 years ago and we did have one sex offender on the island and it did not take long to get him to move off the island.

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Michelle Meetze James University of South Florida
I remember checking out the statistics years ago and I think they were actually I want to say two or three. Not sure what really happened.

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Judy Luckey-Cornett College Professor at Southern Technical College Brandon, FL
Michelle Meetze James I lived on West Davis Boulevard and the sex offender lived in an apartment on the east side of the main strip and at that time there was only one. I am sure there have been several moving in and out of the area but obviously are not wanted there or anywhere. I run an organization that provides education about sex offenders in keeping kids safe we are anti child molesters s

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Isitpoetry McLain Clearwater, Florida
Most children if mentally healthy
past the age of six
usually have an inherent ability
to know instinctively
what is right and what is wrong.
Abuse of any kind should never be
tolerated unfortunately
white Republican male's and females
as a rule are not to bright and
have no proper moral compass....See More

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Hank Roberts
The woman is upset she recieved 97 notifications in the last four years? And none of the sex offenders has comitted a crime though, over that four year period? Shut your clam hole, busybody. How aout YOU move to another neighborhood. Some people always need something to worry and complain about.

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Wendy Leistikow Manager at Steak 'n Shake
It is so sad to see how close minded and misinformed the public truly is when it comes to this group of AMERICAN citizens. They have the right to live in peace just the same as anyone else does. The biggest thing you guys seem to forget is the fact that most of these people have family that are being affected by these unconstitutional laws that keep getting past limiting where an AMERICAN citizen can live. I think a lot of you could learn a few things just by looking up some accurate statistics on registered sex offenders. For example rso's have the second lowest recidivism rate topped only by murderers who stay locked up for life. Please do a lil research before making rash judgments about an entire group of people lumped together.

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Shelly Stow
Why don't we tamp down on the hysteria and fear-mongering. First, research shows no correlation at all between where those who commit a crime of this type live and where the victims live- except, of course, for the crimes against children that take place in the victims' homes and are committed by family members, but those individuals are almost certainly not on the registry.
Secondly, if we want to avoid this type of clustering, remove the residency restrictions for those who have completed their sentences. Something else research shows...residency and proximity restrictions do nothing to impede first time offenses, repeat offenses, or the rate of child molestation. Let's lobby for fact and evidence based laws.

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Carol Gambill SJR CC
We are a society of haters. If it is not one certain group of citizens it is another to either fear or contend. Educate oneself before going into complete hysteria through the media's myths about matters, expecially SO related..

Here are a few points to look at and research even further on your own:

- This "cluster" is a byproduct of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions.

- SORRS displace law abiding registered citizens from their communities and separate them from their families, which destabilize them.

o Housing instability is a trigger for re-offense....See More
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Shelly Stow
Judy Luckey-Cornett, I too am anti-child molester. That is why I advocate for fact-based legislation that will put the focus where it belongs- on the victims. In your position you must know that the tiniest of fractions of child molestation is committed by someone already on the registry. If you are what you say you are, you should be lobbying hard for taking the focus away from a failed system that does nothing to improve child or public safety and for putting it on programs of education and prevention.

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