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A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Potential New Law Down Here.

Looks like Louisiana is paving the road to hell with hormone shots.

Bill Calling for Castration of Sex Offenders Passes Louisiana Senate

BATON ROUGE, La. — The most serious sex crimes should be punishable by castration, with drugs or surgery, the Louisiana Senate voted on Tuesday.

The bill by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Meaux, would give judges the option of imposing chemical castration on those convicted of sex crimes including aggravated rape, simple rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile. Chemical castration would be mandatory on second offenses, and the offender would have the option of choosing physical castration instead.

Senators voted 32-3 to send the measure to the House.

Chemical castration would involve treatment with the drug medroxyprogesterone acetate, with the aim of diminishing the offender's sexual impulses. Gautreaux amended the bill to add a provision that would bar such an offender from taking another substance — such as estrogen — that could counteract the effects of the castration drug.

The drug treatment would be mandatory on a second offense, though a medical expert would have to determine that the treatment would be effective.

Once ordered to undergo the treatment, the offender would have the option of physical castration — which Gautreaux said some offenders might prefer to avoid any drug side effects or in hopes of permanently curbing impulses that led to his offense.

Voting against the measure were Sens. Cheryl Gray, D-New Orleans, Robert Kostelka, R-West Monroe, and Derrick Shepherd, D-Marrero.

Also awaiting House debate is another Gautreaux bill that would prohibit sex offenders from wearing masks or costumes on most major holidays, and prohibit them from giving candy or other gifts to people younger than 18. The bill (Senate Bill 143) by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Meaux, now goes to the House for debate. Violators could be jailed for a minimum of six months and a maximum of three years

My only objection to this is that I've seen what a nasty divorce can do to a father who ends up on the wrong end of a vindictive wife. The easiest way to get the kids is to claim that daddy molested them. Instant sex-offender status. If you unfortunately had two kids with said wife, instant second offense. Practically whether it is proven or not.

Flip through the mug shots in your local sex offender registry online and start reading some of the case histories. I don't think they're all perverts.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure we need to have such laws on the books. It seems to me that common sense should win out and if necessary the courts could order castration without new laws. As a matter of fact that's a tough one because they should be killed if they are predators not castrated. PS I don't think that the cynicallous mini-city clicks are working except for people!

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Sweet Pea said...

There is goes again! Anonymous is Sweet Pea.

6:54 AM  

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