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Old 02-28-2017, 06:30 PM
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Default A moving video/petition about why there should be sex offender reform

I came across a petition on Change.org that wanted people to sign to advocate for reforming the South Carolina Sex Offender laws. Included was an extremely moving video that I wish everyone who is connected to a SO would share. Here is a link to the video.
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The petition is online too & only has 3 signatures. Surely with all the people that carry that label & their loved ones, we should be able to make that number large enough to get noticed. Here is a link to the petition- https://www.change.org/p/south-carol...south-carolina

If those of us that are directly or indirectly affected don't stand up, who will?
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I cried like a baby watching that video. It's past time for us to stand up and speak. Yes, I doggone well signed!!
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The petition is very well written, I hope it does some good.....yes, I signed
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Thanks for signing. Please share & remind everyone that if the laws change in 1 state, it might help someone in another. Plus it will send a message to the nation that the time has come to revisit our idea of what is punishment for a crime & what is revenge.
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In order to make any changes to the laws you have to change public perception. A video comparing SO's to Jews in Nazi Germany is going to be considered offensive by most people who are not personally affected.
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That is a well done video and I do not believe it contains anything inaccurate. It is a difficult topic to gain public support for. I checked this morning and petition is closed. It says:

Seeking Justice started this petition 1 year ago
This petition was delivered to: (list of six senators)
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I hate that it closed but I am copying it to save to use in my reform efforts. It was well written & certainly included important facts in a concise manner.

As for the comparison of Nazis, it is relevant, no matter how uncomfortable or negative it makes people feel. The video starts off explaining that the Nazis originally rounded up anyone they thought was sexually "perverse". It escalated from there. No one objected because people labeled as sexual offenders deserved no compassion. That same attitude is present today.

I wish all lawmakers could spend 1 day "undercover" as someone with a conviction as an SO. They would experience the legal discrimination, sense of hopelessness & frustration that our loved ones face daily. Then maybe we would see common sense applied to laws & treatment.
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It is not a relevant comparison because SO's are not rounded up and murdered by the government. I don't disagree with you about the need to make changes to SO laws and registry, but this video, if you watch it objectively, does more harm than good. Lawmakers are not the ones who's minds need to be changed about the registry. The won't fight for changes that the general public opposes. I volunteered for an anti-death penalty group years ago, and the thing that was really stressed to us about the issue was not to demonize proponents or victimize offenders. It only hardens perceptions.
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