Option Of Death Penalty For Molesters in Oklahoma

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  • Dogpatch

    Committee OKs Bill Giving Juries Option Of Death Penalty For Molesters

    POSTED: 9:51 am CST February 22, 2006 UPDATED: 6:21 pm CST February 22, 2006

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's Senate judiciary committee has approved a bill that would give juries the option to sentence repeat child molesters to life without parole or even death.

    The entire state Legislature is expected to vote on the proposal soon.

    Local police said the law could reduce the number of sex offenses. However, the new law could also provide some peace of mind to the victims of child predators.

    Juvenile experts at the Fort Smith Police Department said more severe sentencing can do nothing but help.

    "The problem right now is because they keep getting back out. The only thing I think they do is maybe get a little bit smarter about how they are going to do the next victim," said Fort Smith police spokesperson Kris Deason.

    The proposal expands on Oklahoma's version of 'Jessica's Law,' which requires lifetime global positioning monitoring of repeat sex offenders.

    Copyright 2006 TheHometownChannel.com

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee
    life without parole or even death

    well that would for sure stop the ones who get caught, charged and convicted.

  • stillajwexelder

    good news

  • Double Edge
    Double Edge

    Death Penalty For Molesters
    Still too easy on them -- I say bring back burning at the stake!

  • proplog2

    Wouldn't castration be more appropriate? That's the trouble with the death penalty - it keeps expanding its domain.

  • cognizant dissident
    cognizant dissident

    It's about time!

    Randy: In Canada, the situation is even worse. Repeat child molesters can get as little as 3 years in prison. You can get more time for shoplifting or stealing a car. Sometimes I think some of these Canadian judges must be closet pedophiles downloading kiddie porn in their spare time!


  • Dogpatch

    Three years! I would imagine a lot of child molesters would want to move there.


  • cognizant dissident
    cognizant dissident

    Yeah, we have no shortage of em here that's for sure!

  • kid-A

    Convicted child molesters sent to prison are considered the lowest life form in the prison culture. They live in a perpetual hell in the prison system, thus sending them to prison is a far more serious punishment than the death penalty.

    Regardless, the death penalty has no effect whatsoever on crime rates. Crime rates, including child molestation are far lower in countries that dont have the death penalty, including Canada. It is not an effective deterrent to any type of crime and this has been proven countless times over.

  • ferret

    proplog2 How do you castrate a woman offender.

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