Saturday, August 17, 2013

By Valerie posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 7:07 AM Karen while your heartfelt words of wisdom may leave the unsuspecting reader pangs of empathy, there are those of us who have dealt more intimately with the wives, mothers, girlfriends and family members of sex offenders. People like myself have observed “support groups” read their postings and cringed at some of the advice coming from fellow members. Entangled with families seeking advice members include some of the most hard core sex offenders with horrendous crimes under their belts seeking acceptance within the groups. I find these offenders actually “grooming” wives and mothers who are still “shell shocked” by recent arrest and or convictions. Not grooming in a sexual connotation but grooming for “acceptance and forgiveness” for more nefarious motives. These offenders demand alignments with families who are in true distress to “do battle” for them. When truth be told the majority of these offenders have nothing in common with many of the circumstances these women are seeking support for. After a short “grooming” period it becomes painfully obvious these alignments have been forged and the “minutemen groups” are dutifully defending even the most unsavory offenders in a United front for no other reason than “status”. Your groups demand courts look at the serverity of the crimes and act accordingly . We may have our differences in what constitutes “severeity” but those differences are heightened to extreme when a person like Virginia Hall can actually encourage a “dangerous medically diagnosed pedophile” to be left alone and become “mainstream” in communities due to his “sentence” being up. Which leaves one to ponder, if your “minutemen” refuse to acknowledge any differences in the seriousness of a sex crime, how is you expect the courts or the public to do so? Virginia writes: We are ready to unite, to come out of hiding and openly support each other and our loved ones. It’s a new day, America and we’re here to prove it!.. Prove what Virginia? That you and your members will Unite with a repeat offender who grabbed a disabled little kid fishing by a lake, handcuffed him, raped him twice and tore his insides out? Because thats exactly the guy who RSOL CA encouraged to become a member.!! a member? How about a needle stuck in his arm Karen? Its just my two cents, but I see a huge stalemate between society and your efforts when the veil of reality is so blurred by your own groups and your members so “conditioned” by even the worst of the worst offenders.