A New Look at Collateral Damage

I am bringing the article below back to the front page for a couple of reasons. One is to remind people that when a vigilante goes after a registered citizen, as John Canzano has done in the Oregonian, that there is collateral damage caused by his actions. In this case the young man that he has chosen to attack has a family and all of them are now victims of Canzano’s actions. One more thing needs to be added, someone needs to thank the Oregonian and this author for re-victimizing the victim, the victim that he seems to care so much about on the surface to justify his actions. The truth is he doesn’t care about the victim in my opinion, because the victim was a family member who is now having to relive things that she may have already dealt with. http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2017/06/canzano_a_deep_dive_on_why_the.html
thank you Oregonian for your lack of insight in your desire to play the sex offender card and make a few extra dollars. You are now part of the problem not part of the solution.

Organizations like the Oregonian and people like Canzano, as well as people within the criminal justice system, really don’t care about what the victims want, that is unless the victims want what they want, and what they want is to show their self-righteousness and have control over disadvantaged groups. This was obvious in another recent news story http://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/national/polanski-s-victim-pleads-to-end-case-he-owes-me/article_6a450930-89aa-5486-bed4-be157d938ce3.html where Samantha Geimer the victim made a statement in the court room.”If I was standing here saying, ‘Throw the book at him, I want him in jail for life,’ my opinion would count,” Geimer said. “When I’m standing here saying, ‘I’m fine and nothing you can do to him will help me or anybody else,’ suddenly it’s the state not me that counts. It’s a really hypocritical view.”

“The trauma of the ordeal that followed was so great that, you know, the brief encounter with him that evening that was unpleasant just faded and paled,” Samantha Geimer said outside a courtroom in Los Angeles Superior Court. “It just wasn’t as traumatic for me as everybody would like to believe it was.”

I for one would hope that the people involved in this fiasco of reporting would realize the damage that they have done to the victim and the family as well as the perpetrator who has paid for his crime and is now a member of a disfavored group that has a re-offense rate of less than 1% and is involved in less than 1% of all new sex crime meaning that the author of this story is in the 99th percentile to be involved in a sex crime where the subject of his article is in the less than 1%. —- Now to the article that has been brought forward to bring home the point of Collateral damage.

 

Government Sanctioned Cruelty to over half a Million American Children.

As strange as it may seem there are many disfranchise or second-class citizens in the United States and many of those American citizens have children that look to them for not only food and shelter, but emotional and moral support. At the present time government sanctions are undermining a group of second-class citizens ability not only to provide the emotional support, but the food and shelter as well.

This can’t happen in America, you say, but at the present time there are over an estimated 752,000 people in the United States that are similarly situated in that they have found their children mentally emotionally and physically attacked because of government policies. I recognize that not every person of that 752,000 has a child, but I also know from my own experience that many of them do have multiple children.For the sake of argument let’s say that each one of these people has at least one child of their own, or a stepchild, grandchild, niece or nephew, not to mention spouses, parents, brothers and sisters aunts and uncles. At the present time the estimate is well over 2.5 million people affected by government interference.

At the present time many studies have shown that the damage to this group of individuals is substantial and ongoing. To give you an idea, in a recent study done by Jill Levenson the family impact study (http://www.opd.ohio.gov/AWA_Information/AW_levenson_family_impact_study.pdf ) it was found that 47% of this groups’ children have been harassed, 59% have been ridiculed by others, 22% have been physically attacked, 65% feel left out and lonely, 77% suffer from depression, 63% suffer from fear, 73% suffer from anxiety, 13% have suicidal tendencies and 80% have anger issues related to government sanctions against their parents.

I realize that these percentages don’t make a lot of sense so let’s get down to the real numbers 352,500 children have been harassed, 442,500 children have been ridiculed, 156,000 children have been physically attacked, 487,500 children feel left out and lonely, 577,500 suffer from depression, 472,500 suffer from fear, 547,500 suffer from anxiety, 97,500 children have suicidal tendencies and over 600,000 children have anger issues.

Many of that 752,000 group have been forced from their homes, some have been denied jobs and some have been forced to separate from their families. Many of this group are also young people who have been forced into homelessness because they have been denied the right to live with their parents because of city and state segregation type sanctions placed against them.

At this point I understand your confusion, what is this group of people that this suffering so badly within the United States and why haven’t you heard about them. If you’re a member of the civil rights group you can see the need for someone to stand up and speak out for these people and their families, and the groups that do this will find a large influx of members and money. But sadly, as it was during the 1930s, as Hitler’s regime was starting to take power In Germany and singling out disfavored groups, most people and groups will choose the cowardly way out and will turn a blind eye to this type of discrimination. Others will use bigotry and false information to justify their actions as Americans did against The Japanese-Americans during World War II.

To find these people you have no further to look than your state sex offender registry. Let’s  put one myth to rest immediately, people who have been caught in registrable offenses reoffend at less than 1%,  again since percentages can be misleading lets put it into real numbers. We know that the media plays a sex offender card any time somebody is involved in a media story If a person is on the registry, no matter that they are the victim in a car accident or a victim of a home invasion, it is always pointed out that they are on the registry, but how many times a month does somebody on the registry actually reoffend in a new sex crime. Strange with the media keeping such close tabs on registered citizens and strange that a person on the registry reoffending in the new sex crime only come up with two or three times a month for the entire country. This is especially true when the news media makes a point any time, somebody on the registry reoffends and the story ends up showing all across the country. If a full 1% of the people with prior sexual convictions were to reoffend there would be at least 144 people show up on the news per WEEK instead of the two or three per MONTH that do show up. The few studies that have been done of the re-offense rate of people on the registry show a re-offense rate of less than 1% per year. So It would seem that organizations need to speak up for that 99+% for the families and offenders that have paid their debt to society, but because of the registry, these families and children have been made to suffer a living hell.

Why aren’t other organizations and groups taking a stand and speak out against this state-sponsored segregation and discrimination, because if they don’t soon it will only lead to more segregation and discrimination against other groups. It’s easy for corrupt politicians to pass laws that are only enacted against the low hanging fruit of society, but eventually when that fruit is gone they start picking from higher limbs on the tree. Think about it, if they can get away with it with a specific group of citizens now, you or somebody you know may be the next one that is discriminated against. You need to start acting now to put an end to the segregation and discrimination that has been enacted by politicians and public officials against the children and families of registered citizens. Removing community notification will save hundreds of thousands of children from harms way.

4 comments for “A New Look at Collateral Damage

  1. Sharon
    April 13, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    It really is the children who suffer, but I have not seen one person who cared about the atrocities that the children face. Not with sex-offenders, registry or any other conviction and consequence.

    I don’t think that those people who advocate the registry have the ability to care about children. Oh, they say they do – saying if one child’s life is saved from some sexual atrocity that will destroy their entire life then it’s all worth it. And at the same time while they destroy lives of innocent children who have a parent on the sex-offender registry.

  2. AC
    April 14, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I simply commented on one of Canzano’s articles to “Give it a rest”.

    Honestly, nobody cares that he’s perusing baseball.

  3. Kay T
    April 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    AC, I’m not sure how to understand your comment, but I want to assure you that there are a lot of people who care if Luke Heimlich is pursuing baseball, be it pro or con.

    I care! I wish him the best! I hope that he can be a pioneer for us, to change the public’s perception of registered sex-offenders.

    I hope that he shines and teaches the world that a life can be worth gold even with a mistake of the past such as a sex-offender conviction.

    Here’s something to look at, Luke is mentioned near the end of the video.
    https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/video/pat-casey-i-believe-luke-heimlich

  4. AC
    April 15, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Kat T, I do now realize the ambiguity in my comment, “no one cares if he is pursuing baseball.” (That’s supposed to be “pursuing”, not “perusing”; my bad typo. lol)

    I am absolutely in support of Heimlich’s baseball endeavors. He’s young, has a full life ahead of him, and, from the mere impression coming from the pictures posted of him, full of potential. What I meant to say is, no one cares that he’s a governmentally registered sex offender chasing a sports dream. The two things describing him are irrelevant to each other.

    I’m sure most people aren’t proud of what he has allegedly done***. Everyone is trying to heal, and he is trying to learn his lesson in peace. He should be allowed to play on a team (and even potentially be renowned for it!) without idiots trying to use his past sex conviction in every single professional/academic decision. It’s tiring everyone out, and it’s annoying.

    Furthermore, his 6-year-old cousin will probably grow up psychologically damaged because everyone keeps reminding her of what horrible thing she may have suffered, thereby exacerbating the very problem that was meant to be abated.

    ***Side inquiry: what specifically did he do with his 6-year-old cousin, anyways?
    See? Our laws don’t even consider further qualifications: any and every form of mere touching is “molestation” as much as forceful violent sodomy, intercourse, etc.

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