Can a sex offender get a job with a trucking company with no experience?

I'm trying to get a company to help me with training and a job, I have nothing else than the felony on my record. speeding tickets have expunged etc...

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May 22, 2015
To: "Ready to stand" NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been wondering for years when someone would start a support group or the like for sex offenders. I'm one, have had a cdl for 4 years now, and I can't get even the seediest of trucking companies to look at me. It's bull****! As a OTR trucker when would you have the time to do anything wrong?! Seriously, you're driving for 11 hours and then have to sleep for 8 and rest for 2. If you're in a team truck you're driving/sleeping/driving/sleeping. My only guess is it's an insurance thing. The insurance companies refuse to bond us. I don't see the big deal as long as we aren't teamed with a female, and there's very little chance of that. Btw, your case sounds eerily similar to mine. I'd love to see a nationwide bonding of first offense SO's. There is strength in numbers, even for us. If we don't band together and start "yelling" at our legislators the laws, state, local, and federal, will only get worse. After all, increasing penalties for SO's is always a promise by elected officials. 10-15 years from now sex offenses, no matter how minor, will be mandatory life in prison. That's what thousands of uneducated people in society want anyway. The public needs to realize what we and our families go through daily. They need to know that dumb mistakes can land you on the registry. Case in point, in my state there was a man who went to a bar in a resort town. He got drunk so when he left he decided to walk home rather than chance a DUI. He made the mistake of cutting through people's yards and someone called the police. A cop saw him walking through a yard so the cop got out and walked between the houses to get him. That's when the drunk guy decided to pee behind a tree. When the cop caught him "it" was out of his pants so he caught an indecent exposure charge (instead of a public drunkiness charge) and is now a registered SO. That's so wrong! Did you know that every state receives federal funding for sex crimes? The amount depends on how many people the state has convicted. So it's in the state's interest to prosecute as many as possible. Police are sneaky. How many times have you heard the police claim that they do not have ticket quotas? Well, they don't! People don't ask the right question. The police do have "contact" quotas. That is, they get highway money for having a certain amount of contacts with drivers. They don't have to write a ticket...just have contact with the driver. That is a fact! Did you know that attorneys will allow the prosecutors to hang some of their clients in exchange for going easy on certain other clients? A prosecutor will tell an attorney, "Hey, I'll allow your John Doe client to have one year of probation if you allow me to give Jim Smith 6 years in prison." The attorney will tell Jim Smith something like, "I talked to the prosecutor and he said that he will give you a plea for 6 years. But if you don't take it he's going to add 8 more charges if you go to trial." So it still looks as if the guy's attorney is working for him but, behind the scenes, he threw Jim Smith under the bus. I was once in law enforcement as well...with the state! Good luck!!

May 22, 2015
Strength in numbers NEW
by: Ready-2-Stand

Can't believe it took me so long to find this page. For the record, due to Virginia law, I'm on the SOR for LIFE! Though the specifics of my charge involved NO violence, I'm considered a violent offender; hence, life on the SOR.
After being out on probation for over a year, with NO job prospects, I went to trucking school and obtained my CDL. I incurred almost $6,000 in debt to get my CDL, and it's all for nothing.
I've not found any companies willing to give me a chance, for all the reasons given above. The greatest culprits in this quagmire are the photo-op politicians, and timid insurance companies.
Similar to other commenters, I have military background, and I've worked with law enforcement in the private sector (former licensed Private Investigator). Despite my spotless background (hadn't even had a speeding ticket in over 10 years) thanks to a solitary accusation by a single individual, I'm on the SOR for life.
The only way the inequities of the sex offender laws will ever be changed is if we are willing to band together, stand up, and let the world know just what it's like to be a victim of this corrupt system.
My accuser (I refuse to call her a victim... I'm a greater victim than she ever was) was shielded from any knowledge of what would happen to me due to her claims. If she had the faintest idea of how my life has been destroyed, I believe she would've come clean, and told the truth. But the prosecution prohibited anyone I knew from making any contact with anyone in the girls family. The prosecution knew what would happen if she knew the consequences (to me) of her actions.
There are so many laws these days to protect the victims of violent crimes. I these efforts to encourage real victims to come forward. However! I believe that, in cases of accusations of any crime that would result in the defendant being relegated to the SOR (especially for life), the accuser should be made fully aware of all the ramifications for the accused. In some states, such is actually prohibited by statute. That is seriously effed up.
Minors often say things without any thought to the results of their statements. Since they have no experience in the real world of the adult, it is impossible for them to comprehend the extent of impact upon the person they accuse. There are also cases (such as mine) where family members have things to hide, and push the minor to make the formal charge. Then there is the political motivations of the prosecution. This environment only serves the interests of the government, not the individuals... including the presumed victim.
In cases involving minors, one action should be automatic (by statute); the assignment of a CASA; Court Appointed Special Advocate. The CASA would see to it that the interests of the minor(s) are best served; not the interests of some career-minded, politically motivated, prosecutor.
CASA's are often assigned by family court judges during custody disputes. In some jurisdictions it's mandatory. I think in many cases (certainly in mine), a CASA being appointed to counsel the accuser/victim would ensure that real justice is served. Not politically motivated expedience.
I am actively exploring possibilities of forming a group to support those ONE TIME offenders on Sex Offender Registries, and their families. One of the greatest tragedies in this is the family members of the S.O. having to endure the on-going stigma and embarrassment of being related to a registered sex offender. My children have stood by me through all my difficulties, believing in my innocence. After all; they've known me their entire lives. Yet, my daughters (both divorced), have kept their married names to avoid having to take on my burden. Even my sons have taken their mother's maiden name, to avoid association with me. Does anyone think this is not as painful to a father as being on the SOR?
When I get organized, and have a website up and running, I will return here to invite all who have commented to check it out. Hopefully, if we join with other groups I'm finding, we can start to make a difference in the lives of those caught in the deceitful web of the sex offender industry.
Can you stand with me, brothers?

Apr 02, 2015
Life sucks NEW
by: 1075

Unfortunately it's the law I can't get out of. I did retain council
And looked for every loop hole..... None to be found. As far as double jeopardy goes, I've been told by law enforcement and my council that it is a civil duty to register witch has no inpact on my original j and s .

Apr 02, 2015
i was thinking about being a truck driver NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a sex offender. And I can't find any kind of work . I delivered chinees food but was told I couldn't work there. So I thought about driving a rig but don't know where to start. If anyone can help me with this issue please text me 979 599 3570. But at the same time is it gonna be hard to get a cdl. I've never had one . thanks

Apr 01, 2015
The sex offender all togeether NEW
by: Chris from kansas

I agree with everyone's comments I find the sex registration thing very offensive; and they put all together like we all are a bunch of pervs; I think what they need to do is put us in different categories; like the ones who just made a once in a lifetime mistake; let us off the charges and take us off your stupid sex offender list and give us the benefit of the doubt; ain't that what life is about is making mistakes and learning from them; and for the victims were sorry; but now for the ones who keep doing that crime over and over; yeah there has to be something done with those; yeah I know we created victims; but at the same time our families have to suffer because we can't find work; and if we do it doeisnt pay that well ; I have been told that a gentleman in shawnee county kansas has taken the sex offender registration act to the supreme court saying its unconstitutional; now this is what makes me mad; I was suppose to register until 2017; now before I even got there they have made me a lifetime register; for what staying out of trouble for 7 years. I'm in the process of going to a truck driving school so if anyone knows of any good truck driving companies who will hire a rehabilitated sex offender; please post and let me know.

Mar 13, 2015
To: "Life Sucks" NEW
by: Anonymous

Don't do it until you retain an attorney. You have a very good argument to not do it. You've been "clean" ever since then without having registered. Also, that may fall under the "double jeopardy" part of the US Constitution. Don't blindly do it. Consult counsel first!

Mar 13, 2015
Life sucks NEW
by: 1075

When I was 18 I commuted a sex offense, went to prison for 3 yrs. probation /parole 4 yrs after. There was no sex offender laws and I wasn't. Requierd to register. I became a hazmat truck driver and have been one for 18yrs, a month ago I was told I have to register for the next 20 yrs cuz I didn't do it when I was released from probAtion. Now I fear every day my employer is gonnA find out. I most definetly be fired. I don't see why I have to register for next 20 yrs. I'm 44 now, I'll be 64 when they let me off for somthing that happens when I was 18. So not fair. I'm a father of two, a grandfather of two with lots of responsibility .

Feb 24, 2015
agreed NEW
by: Anonymous

Good luck in your search. I as well am having the same luck (which is none) unfortunately for "us" we are a menace to society as a whole. Believe it or not "we" are just a statistic that nobody thought would succeed after making a "bad judgement" call. Society labels "us" as a person(s) who needs constant monitoring, or someone who will just "fall" again into our old ways. If thats the case then I ask society as a whole, WHY ARE THERE SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT FACILITIES? Well the answer is simple.. to try and tap "us" into believing that we can make amends and and development a way of thinking that will make "us" productive members of society, when in reality they make us unproductive by the way they view "us". We are instantly judged and tbe facts of "our" case are never taken into consideration..... not everyone is the same. I think that "we" need to somehow take a stand against this...."this being lablebed as discrimination. Think about it. A potential employer claims to be an equal opportunity employer, when in reality, once they hear of our troubles,whether recent or something years past it becomes conditional upon the employer in itself. I don't know about you, but thats not equal opportunity to me. Thats biased based upon what a piece of paper or the internet says.... can someone please contact me at 228/596/9464.... something needs to change about this....I have tried several jobs and nothing.

Nov 11, 2014
To; Steve NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm assuming by "rollback" you mean a flatbed wrecker (towing), I tried to apply for that many years ago. I was turned down because they said from time to time they get repo's at schools and I couldn't go there. If that's what you are doing you got very lucky. I tried applying for septic truck jobs but they go to homes so that was out. Same goes for fuel truck jobs (I have hazmat). At last count I've applied to 178 companies, large and small. I've tried garbage collection, residential and commercial, but they want a year's experience in a commercial vehicle. I find that very bizarre. I've applied for jobs hauling carpet scraps for recycling but I didn't have enough experience. I've applied to companies delivering new exterior doors to Lowe's and Home Depots. I wasn't hired and they wouldn't tell me why even though I did great on their road test. Quite frankly companies just don't want to deal with the headaches that come with hiring us. There are bonding issues and their vehicle insurance rates would jump too high because of the restriction on our driver's license. Everyone knows that it's a good thing to have us employed because if we are working then we aren't idle and less likely to reoffend. But, no company wants to deal with us. If a company has a website then it's a definite no because if anyone were to Google them our names will come up right under their website. That's bad for business. Don't bother trying to look up other sex offenders on the registry and apply where they work. The last thing any company wants is to be known that "every" employee they have is a sex offender. They may hire a few but they will have a limit. Most of those companies only hire us to do "bitch work" in some obscure warehouse with no customer contact. I predict this, if something doesn't change soon in about 10-15 years from now we will all have to live isolated on an island somewhere. I'm sure most people will approve of that. I think the majority of the world hopes we just off ourselves so they don't have to worry about where we work or where we live.

Nov 11, 2014
Yes you can get a job NEW
by: Steve

I'm a sex offender. After release from prison, I was unemployed for about 2 years. In final desperation, I took a big chance and went to CDL school at a local community college. I applied to over 100 over-the-road trucking jobs and no body hired me. Then I saw an ad on Craigslist for roll-on, roll-off container drivers at a small company. They hired me to drive Mack trucks. I earn about $12/hour and work about 50 hours a week on average. It's all local work and I'm home every night. To me, it's a miracle, and I'm eternally grateful and loyal to my company. I just wanted to let you all know that it's possible...extremely difficult...but still possible to find a job.

Oct 04, 2014
Jobs For Sex Offenders NEW
by: www.sexoffenderjobs.com

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Aug 12, 2014
It's never going to change NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a sex offender but was once in law enforcement. The term "sex offender" was invented by legislators. It has become a business to deal with sex offenders. Legislators created the whole sex offender scare as a way to show they care about public safety, especially kids. They have worked very hard to put the term 'sex offender' into societies' minds. Legislators are certain to be re-elected when they tighten laws on us. The more sex related crimes police arrest the more federal funding they get for sex crimes. That creates jobs in law enforcement. The more sex offenders are prosecuted the better a state's attorney general looks to keep his/her job. Sure, there are a few offenders who need to be monitored, sometimes for life. Most of us, though, just made a mistake. A judgement error. Yet we are caught up in the same crap as the bad ones. All we want to do is get our lives back to normal, support our families, and be left alone. We want a job to be proud of. For whatever reasons we chose the transportation industry. Our schools blew sunshine up our asses to get our money but they knew we didn't stand a chance at finding a job. We get turned down and hear things like 'you have too many tickets.' Yet the ad said "no more than 3 violations. We hear 'you don't have enough experience' but the ad said "recent grads welcome." Ads for dump truck drivers are asking for 2-5 years experience. Really? I've driven a dump truck and I can tell you this; it takes about 3 days to learn how to handle one. So what do we do? Dancing on the steps of our legislative halls is not going to work. Helping us would be career suicide for them. These issues need to go to the US Supreme Court. Unfortunately none of us have the resources to do that, not to mention that takes years. As far as the company "Carolina Cargo" goes, I know a lot about them. The owner did prison time for tax evasion. He pays .10 cpm, the trucks are always breaking down, you have to be over. 48 hours without a load to get paid for idle time and then it's only $25 per day. It's a horrible company. If you have an accident that isn't your fault they will still report it if you leave them. It may be experience but chances are your career will be over before it starts. Personally , I don't know what our options are.

Aug 12, 2014
laws to harsh NEW
by: Anonymous

I think we should get a movement going in our states idont see why oUr crime is the one we should be affraid of im a sex offender but i would like to know if a thief,drug dealer or murder lives in my area. Most victims of sex crimes are related to their attacker. Only in this country where drugs and alcohol are desises and sex offenses are choices. I married for 5 yrs and have a 4 yr old son. My crime happend 5 yrs ago. This blanket laws are putting an undo hardship on my family and making it impossible to get a descent job. I admit what i did was wrong and i paid my debt to society but to continue to get punished by registering is wrong and the only crime that has to do that. We should go to our state governments and get this changed.

Jul 14, 2013
trucking and being a rso NEW
by: countrycuz

I am one you people that is on the registry.
I was a trucker when I went into prison and when I got out the only skill that I had was driving a truck. I got my cdl back thanks to voc rehab .
There is one company that will hire you no matter what the felony is and that is Carolina Cargo in Rock hill sc. I always send people that call me looking for help their way. There are companies like concrete mixer companies and demolition companies that may hire you. If you want to driver over the road then You need to get some experience and that is where Carolina Cargo comes in. once you get some experience as in 1 year or more then perhaps some companies will give you a shot. I was informed by Ozark trucking that they do not discriminate once your off paper 10 years.
Meaning you are off probation or been out of the control of the legal system ten years.
There are some companies unfortunately that will never hire you unless you save a town from a terrorist or invent a cure for cancer. Places like CR England will never hire you unless your victim was a minor, If you raped an adult then they don't really mind. Another bone of contention is the fact that those in law enforcement don't always interpret the laws of their state in a rational manner. If you live in Ga and you travel to SC to pick up a truck from Carolina cargo, they consider you an employee of sc even though you don't live here and don't physically work anywhere here. So they will tell you that you have to register in this fine state as well as ga. and you may have to register 4 times a year on a specific day and time of the month. this is not practical for your dispatcher to have to route you into that state on a certain day of the month.

Jul 14, 2013
trucking and being a rso NEW
by: countrycuz

I am one you people that is on the registry.
I was a trucker when I went into prison and when I got out the only skill that I had was driving a truck. I got my cdl back thanks to voc rehab .
There is one company that will hire you no matter what the felony is and that is Carolina Cargo in Rock hill sc. I always send people that call me looking for help their way. There are companies like concrete mixer companies and demolition companies that may hire you. If you want to driver over the road then You need to get some experience and that is where Carolina Cargo comes in. once you get some experience as in 1 year or more then perhaps some companies will give you a shot. I was informed by Ozark trucking that they do not discriminate once your off paper 10 years.
Meaning you are off probation or been out of the control of the legal system ten years.
There are some companies unfortunately that will never hire you unless you save a town from a terrorist or invent a cure for cancer. Places like CR England will never hire you unless your victim was a minor, If you raped an adult then they don't really mind. Another bone of contention is the fact that those in law enforcement don't always interpret the laws of their state in a rational manner. If you live in Ga and you travel to SC to pick up a truck from Carolina cargo, they consider you an employee of sc even though you don't live here and don't physically work anywhere here. So they will tell you that you have to register in this fine state as well as ga. and you may have to register 4 times a year on a specific day and time of the month. this is not practical for your dispatcher to have to route you into that state on a certain day of the month.

Jul 14, 2013
trucking and being a rso NEW
by: countrycuz

I am one you people that is on the registry.
I was a trucker when I went into prison and when I got out the only skill that I had was driving a truck. I got my cdl back thanks to voc rehab .
There is one company that will hire you no matter what the felony is and that is Carolina Cargo in Rock hill sc. I always send people that call me looking for help their way. There are companies like concrete mixer companies and demolition companies that may hire you. If you want to driver over the road then You need to get some experience and that is where Carolina Cargo comes in. once you get some experience as in 1 year or more then perhaps some companies will give you a shot. I was informed by Ozark trucking that they do not discriminate once your off paper 10 years.
Meaning you are off probation or been out of the control of the legal system ten years.
There are some companies unfortunately that will never hire you unless you save a town from a terrorist or invent a cure for cancer. Places like CR England will never hire you unless your victim was a minor, If you raped an adult then they don't really mind. Another bone of contention is the fact that those in law enforcement don't always interpret the laws of their state in a rational manner. If you live in Ga and you travel to SC to pick up a truck from Carolina cargo, they consider you an employee of sc even though you don't live here and don't physically work anywhere here. So they will tell you that you have to register in this fine state as well as ga. and you may have to register 4 times a year on a specific day and time of the month. this is not practical for your dispatcher to have to route you into that state on a certain day of the month.

Apr 09, 2013
Sex Offenders In Trucking NEW
by: Anonymous

You can't trust everything you read on the Internet, but you can trust this. I'm a registered sex offender since 2002 and I have no victims. I'm also educated and was once in law enforcement. I recently went to truck driving school. I graduated last month from a 160 course. I now have a Class A CDL with no endorsements. Here's what I've learned so far: First, there are companies that will hire us. You may have to work for concrete/construction companies because Werner IS NOT going to hire you. Having said that, to work with most companies you will need a TWIC. You get that from the Feds. Your charge may or may not stop you from getting one. You won't know until you apply. You need it to gain access to ports, docks, airports, etc, where you may need to pick up/drop a load. Then you need a hazmat because companies need you to haul whatever they have at any given time. If you were turned down for a TWIC you won't get a hazmat. Next, don't blame trucking companies for not hiring us. It is not their choice. It's their insurance carriers that make the rule. Insurance companies refuse to pay out lawsuits if one of us murders a lot-lizard or hitch-hiker. If you have applied to 15 companies so far and are getting discouraged you're in for a rude awakening. It's going to take 25 more, most likely. The good news is, a handful of states have recently passed laws that forbid companies to ask or do a background check on applications or the first interview. Several more states are lined up to do the same. They can still do a background check but they have to give you a chance to "wow" them with an interview instead of just being blown off from the start. These new laws are referred to as "ban the box" laws, referring to the box on applications that you check if you have had a felony. I know Massachusettes, California, Washington, and Philly now have BTB laws. You need to think outside of the box, no pun intended. The large companies we know are out. Furniture, and moving & storage are out because you have to go to people's homes. Look at construction, concrete companies also use class a drivers to move dirt and mix from quarries to their mixing plants. I know most of you are poor, like me, but if you can round up some cash you may have another option. In my state if you are on tier level 2 you can't apply to be reduced for 15 years from the time of conviction. Then to get off of the registration completely is 10 years from that. 25 years total. However, if your charge is fairly old, maybe 8-10+ years, you can get an attorney to file a "Motion for Relief." Basically that is when you go to court and ask a judge to reduce or remove you from the registration list early because the restrictions it places you on are creating an undo hardship on you or your family. I am currently looking into it because my wife now has heart problems and can't work 70 hour weeks for much longer. Just remember, anything worth fighting for isn't going to be easy.

Apr 17, 2012
JOB NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi,
We are currently searching for a truck driver who owns a truck to do small local deliveries for us in New York throughout the week. We pay toll and approx. $35 per stop. Please advise if this would be of interest.
Thanks,
Lori
loripacking@gmail.com

Mar 10, 2012
i am to a sex offender a want to drive NEW
by: bobcole

If u find a company plz let me know i didnt have sex with her mine was a touch on the breast thats all

Feb 04, 2012
trucking with a felony
by: Hervy

It will be a challenge.

Good luck

Feb 25, 2015
To: "agreed" NEW
by: Anonymous

I agree with what you are saying but I have to correct something you said. An "equal opportunity" employer is not allowed to discriminate based upon age, sex, ethnicity, race, marital status, and sexual orientation. The law does not stipulate anything about criminal background. The problem with sex offenders is two part. First, employers do not want to hire sex offenders because they are required to register, which puts them on the Internet. That means that when someone wants to find out more information about a company they want to use they will see that a sex offender works there. That's very bad for business. Nobody is going to want to use a company that hires sex offenders, or very few anyway. Second, it's true that not every sex offender is going to reoffend. But, which ones will and which ones won't. That's the problem. Nobody knows which sex offender will commit another crime and which ones won't. No employer wants to take that chance. If they hire a sex offender and the offender commits another crime while on the job the employer is responsible. By law every employer is responsible for keeping their employees and customers safe or they can (and most likely will) be sued if they hurt someone. Why take that chance, just don't hire them at all and they have no worries. What needs to happen is each sex offender should have a psychiatric evaluation to determine how likely they are to reoffend. That's still no guarantee they won't but it's better than nothing. The media is partially at fault for sensationalizing sex offender crimes in the news. This makes the public uneasy and then they want more laws which will put more restrictions on sex offenders. As you said, it's hard enough for sex offenders to gain a livable employment as it is. They don't need additional restrictions which will make it nearly impossible to get a job. The reality is, if a sex offender is working they are much less likely to reoffend. After all, idle hands are the devil's tools. The biggest reason why employers won't hire sex offenders comes down to law suits. They don't want to lose their business because one person does something dumb and they get sued. It's a very sad situation but, unfortunately, there are too many sex offenders reoffending. There are many offenders who just made a bad decision and will likely never reoffend. Nobody knows which ones will and which won't. I have kids, a wife, and a nice home, but I'll never convince society that I'll never reoffend. They will only believe me when I die not having committed another crime. It's too late then. But that's the way it is. The only way things will ever change for the better for us is if we all band together and demand to be heard. Unfortunately most of us don't want to be heard because we are too embarrassed that we are labeled a sex offender. We fear retaliation. It's really the only way things will ever have a chance of changing.

Sep 24, 2013
Sex Offenders In Trucking NEW
by: Anonymous

This is my second comment here about this topic. I felt I should update you on some things. First, I'm a sex offender. I now have a TWIC AND a hazmat endorsement on my CDL. But, I don't have a job. We sex offenders fall into a catch-22. Small local companies are most likely not going to hire us. They have made deals with their insurance companies promising not to hire a driver with less than 2-5 years experience. In exchange for that their insurance company gives them a great rate. To get that experience most normal new drivers turn to the larger companies because they offer training. After that training they are assigned their own truck and off they go. Not us! And, again, it's the fault of the insurance companies mostly. They may hire a normal felon if their charge(s) is older than 5, 7, or 10 years old. They won't bond sex offenders, usually. They think we can't control ourselves and will rape someone along the highway. Also, state laws governing us vary too much from state to state. What we can do in Nevada we might not be able to do in Washington, etc. No company wants to hire someone who they will have to watch which state they send us to. So most of them will just avoid the headache altogether and say no sex offenders. Then there's also the worry that if their clients get wind of you they will drop their accounts with the company. It's getting that way everywhere. I used to be an electrician. Within the last two years I've started seeing ads for electricians and now require a background check. This was for a residential new construction position. By the time anyone lives in those houses you wire you will be long gone. I'd bet its their bonding insurance companies requiring this. If laws don't change soon I'd say within the next 5-8 years the only jobs sex offenders will be able to get will be working on a crab boat off of Alaska, or an oil rig in the Gulf. But, as far as the transportation industry goes, they just don't want us out on US highways in a big rig alone. Maybe a cement company will hire you for doing commercial accounts but they won't send you to someone's house to do a driveway. Think about it! Most of us go on and live our lives without any issues. But, when one sex offender rapes and murders two cute kids and the media eats it up we all get screwed. There are knee-jerk reactions across the US when that happens and we all get caught up in it. There is no fairness when it comes to us. Let's face it, does society know which one of us is "rehabilitated" and which is a monster waiting for his next victim? There's no way to really tell so we all are blanketed with the new laws that come out. Pretty soon we are all going to be forced into our own colonies, just like lepers once were. When that happens God help us if a war breaks out. We will be ground-zero for the next "nuclear mishap." Good luck!

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