Saturday, September 25, 2010

Now she is a victim with a philosophy

Lynda Martin is obviously introverted this am and eludes to the social commentary about "people refusing to acknowledge other points of views" she is surprised that others would admonish her article (Interviews with Four sexual predators) and lumps Conservatives, Gay bashers,Obama dissenters and forgot who else and uses the term "Lunatic fringe" in the same paragraph. She sprinkles a few memorable quotes from Martin Luther King, Albert Camus and Aesop to validate her post for good measure.(I always love when they do that) It looks like they want to appear more enlightened than they actually are and whats better to insert in one's opinion but famous quotes from famous dead people??? I am sure Lynda M. Martin is not a bad person and some of her writings have some very valid opinions and observations that one would be hard pressed to disagree with. Many others, I doubt.. and when those public writings have an impact on people looking for "truths" and or information on a very real very dangerous social issue? Then admonishment is called for.The fact she doesn't respond well to dissent on her views is as obvious as it gets by this latest version of her "There are two sides to every question" piece. Where She and I differ is I would have titled "there are two sides to every argument and the truth most likely is in the middle"..MMartin is a liberal who lives in a world in which she wants it to be" and thinks policy should reflect that perception. ""liberals have a pesky habit of that" "I live in a world in which it is and am very speculative of policies that don't reflect that" MMartin is very disturbed and makes mention of it that her e-mail box has been on fire since her Predator article "some even threatening" OH MY!!! well Ms. Lynda I sent you one e-mail and that was a reply to your article that you refused to post and there was nothing threatening in it. Try living as one of the "in the trenches" real child advocates (without fancy credentials) who attempts to clean up their neighborhoods as you precious LE "sources" keeps dumping them in and hopes the neighbors don't notice or make noise about it so they don't have to do more paperwork. Try violating a violent offender who was dropped in your neighborhood again because the PO didn't check the "residency restrictions" before she gave the ok and the rent was doable. Try calling down police chief's in your city because they couldn't be bothered to notify the surrounding neighbors that a convicted Predator with a horrendous history just moved in (as they are required to do by law).Try understanding how a guy who served less than 2/3 of his original sentence for kidnapping and rape can be free to walk the streets and be "released from supervision" Try walking in those shoes for one lousy day when a person like myself has to position herself between the bad guys and the cops who resent you when you demand they enforce the most basic of Laws that have already been written with the Blood of our kids. Yea, my heart bleeds for your disturbing e-mails and your morning epiphany that people are so narrow minded..PS here is a very enlightening quote for you: If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and is on the sex offender registry 9 out 10 times "its a duck"


Anonymous said...

Boy, who pissed in your cheerios? She writes one article, which is a good one I might add, and you get all ticked off and write 4 blog posts about her.

Wow, you are obsessed!!!

Valigator said...

she refuses to post responses to her blog by those who have a contrary point of view,,that doesnt they are posted least I leave the doors open for contrary differences of opinion..even cant write the crap she does then run and hide..

Info said...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry after reading your latest posts. LOL Seriously. I know you've been around a long time, Val, and quite frankly I think you've written articles about your experiences with sex offenders that the Hub Queen has no clue about. She's only interviewed 4 offenders. The little interaction she's had online appears to be with SOSENites that we know about. Without any research or legal background she's already reached a conclusion that many offenders have been railroaded or victimized by the draconian sex offender laws. My oh my. My major concern about her series of predator articles is that she implies she's some sort of expert or professional regarding sex offenders. Nothing can be further from the truth, obviously. People reading her material may not realize her articles are hidden with fiction and based on her opinions only. Interviewing predators holds a lot of "wow" factor with all the dazzle to get attention, but it does nothing to add to her credibility. I find it telling that she quickly dismissed (and deleted posts on her blog) from folks like you and others who work directly with offenders every day and have been for years. I guess it's easier to cherry pick a few LEOs and offenders when trying to bolster ones own agenda.

Info said...

“Anonymous said...
Boy, who pissed in your cheerios? She writes one article, which is a good one I might add, and you get all ticked off and write 4 blog posts about her.

Wow, you are obsessed!!! “

Excuse me? An opinionated article isn’t “good” unless you happen to agree with the author. Did you forget about the false statistics and ridiculous claims she made? Her article is fiction and should be dealt with accordingly. Val has far more knowledge of the issues and clearly is in a better position to counter the misinformation in the article, but her posts were censored. There’s nothing good going on as far as I can see.

Valerie, I’ve always admired your sincere desire to protect your community from known sexual predators in your neighborhood. If it weren’t for people like you and other vigilant citizens, public notification would be a dismal failure. Your heart has always been in the right place. Of course, offenders would rather not be on the registry so they can live among us in a cloaked fashion, and the people who want to protect the offenders prefer that you shut up. That delete button seems to be on fire over there on her hub, eh? LOL

Stitches77 said...

See Val, they have a plan. The plan is to claim that almost all sexual abuse against children is incest, then they claim incest offenders have the lowest recidivism rates and they therefore conclude that they aren't dangerous.

In other words it's not REALLY so bad if your child is abused as long as a family member does it and you can't see blood and broken bones.

And yet:

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that 93% of victims under the age of 17, and 73% of victims age 18 and older, were assaulted by someone they knew. Where the victim was a child, 34% of offenders were family members and 59% were acquaintances (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000).

Here's some interesting tidbits left out of her attempt at propaganda

At least half of convicted child molesters report that they also have sexually assaulted an adult (Alhmeyer, Heil, McKee, and English, 2004).

Over 80% of convicted adult rapists report that they have molested children (Alhmeyer et al, 2004).

Approximately one-third of sex offenders report assaulting both males and females. Research shows that most convicted sex offenders have committed many, assaults before they are caught (English, Jones, Pasini-Hill, Patrick, and Cooley-Towell, 2000).

Over two-thirds of offenders who reported committing incest also report they assaulted victims outside the family (English et al, 2000).

Most sex offenders report that they have committed multiple types of sexual assault (sexual assault crimes include exhibitionism, voyeurism, oral sex, vaginal penetration, attempted penetration, fondling, and incest)(English et al, 2000).

But Miss-One-Way-Street who only wants to hear from those who praise who "courage" and from child molesters who agree with her and cheer her on has established a position of silencing those who don't agree.

Valigator said...

Believe me it did cross my mind if I was over-reacting to this woman or not..but one of my oldest pet peeves is the attempt to diminish the damage and or the "threat" these people do and "pose". Then try and wrap a pretty bow around it and pass it off as fact..thanks for your responses...