I’m sure most of you are well aware of the terrible accusations that have targeted the Penn State football program and it’s former Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky. IF the allegations are true, this man is someone the public must be protected from. He is a perverted and devious predator that can inflict tremendous physical and psychological harm. The impact of his horrendous crimes extend far beyond the innocent young victims. Such criminal behavior has the potential for affecting an entire community. That is precisely why sex offender laws in place require these sick individuals to register their place of residence with the local county’s sex offender registry. Where these public offenders live is all public information and you can look it up online at anytime. We have come to demand these individuals to do so not just for our protection, but also as a form of punishment by shame. And for those who are rapists, child molesters, and the like, rightfully so!
But there are some “crimes” categorized as sex offenses that just don’t fit the bill. For example, did you know that if you are caught ”streaking” or “flashing” someone, you could be prosecuted as a sex offender and be required to register as such for the rest of your life? Better rethink how important it is to join that fraternity or sorority! Or even worse, if you are caught urinating in public, you can be arrested for indecent exposure AND since it is considered a sex offense in the majority of states, you will be required to register as a sex offender!
This is just ludicrous. I understand the importance of protecting the community from sexual deviants but there is no sexual connotation to urinating in public. Yes, a private part is being exposed but it is not for sexual gratification (unless you’re a freak like R. Kelly) and nor is it directed towards anyone in that manner. Most of us have had the misfortune of desperately looking for a toilet with none to be found in sight! It’s embarrassing enough to be caught in the act, but to also be prosecuted as a sex offender is just adding insult to injury!
So please repeal these stupid laws!
P.S. Many states also prosecute those who solicit prostitution as sex offenders so please BEWARE of those who wear extra short shorts walking the sidewalks past 10 p.m!