I just finished watching "The Lovely Bones" which seriously left me with chills. I'm a mother of a toddler, and I fear for the future we have ahead of us - for all. If you haven't seen the movie, watch it. It reminded me of Chelsea King - a 17 year old student from San Diego (where I reside). She went missing not nearly a month ago - she had gone jogging at the park in the afternoon, and never made it back home - her body was found in the lake. They arrested a sex offender who lived in the area, as some clues led to him. While I was reading more and more into this, I clicked on the ever so infamous Meganslaw.ca.gov (OR meganslaw.gov for a broad search). If you haven't heard of that page, VISIT it - i get naucious everytime I see updates on that page,it lists all the sex offenders that live by your home, school, work. Literally, a sex offender living in the SAME street as an elementary school. You see all these faces, unfamiliar - FAMILIAR ones.
I get off school at 10:30pm, I have a gym and the Chula Vista police department right next to campus. I go to the gym 10:30pm - Midnight. I don't go alone, I go with my best friend and her boyfriend BUT... really, you just NEVER know. It really does NOT matter where you are. This sort of things happen and sometimes you can't stop it - I've been held hostage, in my aunt's own home, I was 16 years old. It makes me SICK, how some people could feel like it's OKAY to have so much power over someone's life.
I'm not much for the saying "an eye for an eye" but where do we draw the line for these people? Our prisons apparently don't hold enough space to keep all of them in, so they set them free, they reduce their sentence... how about we castrate these motherfuckers? how about we amputate their legs? Let's see how superior they feel after...
There's not one single safe place out there anymore people, it's pretty sad.