I just can't stop thinking about this and had to post about it. I was on foxnews.com the other day and read a Bill O'Reilly report of a man, Andrew James, I think his name is, who did horrible, unspeakable things to a four year old little boy in Vermont. The judge in this case gave the guy virtually no punishment, just probation and rehab. Sex offenders like this are rarely rehabilitated, and the thought of someone like this being out on the street makes me afraid for the safety of my own children. The Vermont media is slamming O'Reilly for his report, calling him names and questioning his integrity in reporting the facts of the story, but not proving themselves where O'Reilly was wrong. While this story was happening, the Vermont media did not report anything about it.
Vermont has also voted down Jessica's Law, which would require all new sex offenders to wear an electronic tracking device, helping to plug up the holes in Megan's Law, which requires all sex offenders to be registered on a national or state database (which many of them DON'T do).
To learn more about this story, go to foxnews.com for the videos, and if you'd like to email all the Vermont government officials about it, you can get their addresses at www.billoreilly.com.
Additionally, if you've never checked your neighborhood for registered sex offenders you can find out how to do that at
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/registry.htm You can also google for your state and probably find it. We've checked in our own area and in the year and a half we've lived here, there are now at least five sex offenders. There were none registered when we first got here. This is absolutely epidemic...it drives me to my knees to pray for the Lord's protection on my precious little ones.
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