Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Advocate: Sex offenders deserve another chance

Derek Logue on HLN

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Can sex offenders be rehabilitated? Derek Logue is a registered sex offender who severed (served) 37 months for sexually abusing an 11-year-old. He now works with national groups to try to reform sex offender laws. What do you think about his advocacy work and his beliefs? Tweet @KyraHLN with the #RaisingAmerica hashtag or leave your thoughts on Facebook.com. For more stories like this, watch Raising America every weekday at 12 & 4 p.m. ET on HLN.


11 comments :

oncefallendotcom said...

I love that background! I want a green screen now. At any rate, Kyra angered me a bit. She asked me a loaded question. She may as well have asked me if I stopped beating my wife yet as well.

Loneranger said...

They were very closed minded. Her saying she wouldn't subject her child to someone that may or may not offend if looked at closely was almost laughable. If she would have listened she might have heard what you were saying. That she can look all she wants but her child is in more danger from the ones in their own home. but like all they think they really understand what is really going on in the world. Good job as you made a good attempt. Ignorance runs deep with the media.

deathklok said...

I wish you would have asked her the same question: "Well Kyra... how do YOU cope with YOUR sexual feelings about children on a daily basis?" She just proved to me how deeply her ignorance is ingrained.

I guess it never occurred to her that some people make an impulsive decision when confronted with an opportunity and they handle it badly. If you put a hidden camera on an open and unguarded purse sitting on a counter and visible money inside within grasp, I'm sure there would be people taking advantage of it. It doesn't mean that they're career criminals or that they would do it again. It's a moment of weakness. There could be any number of reasons they might grab the money, like maybe they need it for food or to pay bills. Maybe it would help put clothes on their children. or maybe they're in fact just someone who doesn't care or steals everything they can get their hands on. A kleptomaniac.


I can't help thinking of a movie called "Beautiful Girls" where one of the characters played by Timothy Huttton slowly develops a personal relationship with a young girl played by Natalie Portman. It happens so naturally that it makes me squirm to see how close he comes to crossing the line and I know people that have been in that situation. It happens. Not everyday or to everyone, but it happens.


It seems like the HLN interview was cut off rather abruptly. What happened there?

bkzalley said...

Her label was a "Behavior Specialist". I could have laughed at her also. She should know that behaviors can be changed/unlearned. Just hope her children grow up without any urges, cause the label just might be attached to one of them.

bkzalley said...

As they asked their question, could you not hear the rise of fear and condemning in their voices? From just that little bit, I could tell that you were in the fire. Good job though!

nathan rabalais said...

Ya wonder how much a green screen would cost

Loneranger said...

I have a feeling this was not to have a unbiased discussion about the issue. More like the Romans at the coliseum. What they got was more drama. If in fact this was meant to be informative they really failed in the attempt. You can not gather information or even have a discussion if you already think you have all the answers. Funny how even the statements on the official sex offender registry websites debunk the myths. these people can't even take what the states say as some kind of fact when it might kill their buzz.
Sad as this is the mind set of so many. Including the ones that make the laws. It makes great TV drama and gains votes but as with TV drama it is not based on fact as the story is fictional. They have heard the same lie over and over and then when presented with the truth they just can't believe it as this isn't what they have been told.

AM157 said...

the most dangerous place for a child is in the womb of a woman...25% are aborted.

AM157 said...

They should have an abortionist on the show, "now let me get this straight, you kill babies everyday, all day, and you get paid legally for it?"

AM157 said...

This segment was dumb. The questions were aimed at making him look like he minimizes everything and hasn't acknowledged his sin against a child, and he wasnt good at answering anything. He just kept saying he wasnt going to go that route...in the end he didnt go any route except to made to look dumb.

James Townsend said...

I would like everybody to pray for those people that persecute as they don't have a true understanding of God. If they had they wouldn't have these vain attempts of discriminating people thru these sex laws. Those who are followers of God know the truth. There has always been crime since the dawn of time or should we put each person on a sin list for everybody to gwalk at. Man in his wisdom doesn't think right.. You hypocrite's first cast the beam out of your own eye and than you shall see clearly...........are you all not children of God too or do you serve man with these ungodly measures against sex offenders. Does that show any love or forgiveness..... and how is your father in heaven gonna show his love and forgiveness.....and than you all say... well we can still forgive them and we can still love them but we can't trust them around children or to look upon them or to have them near a park or within the family and they can't live in society as we as good citizen's can even thou they paid there debt in full.... that is unforgivable Lord.... if that's just than the fear of God is upon those people that use these megan's law's and walsh laws and all the congressman and those that think they are better than God's understanding.