JCC Should sex offenders be allowed to Skype?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi-Zahn Kenobi, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13 Regular/bills/house/HB0048.pdf

    A State rep in my state says no. What do you think?

    It doesn't ban Facebook as Facebook has an e-mail component now. iMessage and AIM both have e-mails associated with them so I don't think they'd get banned.

    Personally I think it's ridiculous. Why shouldn't convicted sex offenders be able to Skype? Not all of them end up perpetrating again. And will this prevent any abuse? I doubt it.

    I use a free international calling app on my phone. This also would be banned for sex offenders as it doesn'r have an e-mail component.
    Last edited by Obi-Zahn Kenobi, Jan 24, 2013
  2. Zapdos Force Ghost

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    It is ridiculous. But they shouldn't be able to do anything.
    Forbid them to eat, forbid them to sleep, forbid them to not get raped.
  3. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    So you're advocating for the death penalty for indecent exposure.
  4. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Don't you need to already know who you're trying to talk to to use Skype? It's not Chat Roulette where you talk to randoms. How is it any different than using a telephone? I have no problem with registered sex offenders using Skype to talk to their friends and family.
  5. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    Well, the good news is that 'sex offender' is becoming such a broad term that soon we'll all be sex offenders.
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  6. Zapdos Force Ghost

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    I was obviously talking about the worst kind of sex offenders.
    Well, maybe not "obviously".
  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    The ones who post internet message board threads about their penis?
    Last edited by Ender_Sai, Jan 24, 2013
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  8. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    The bill would ban sex offenders (rapists, not only child molestors) from using any chat program that allows minors to register for, regardless of whom they intend to speak to with the website.
  9. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    But again, I ask, how is that different from using the telephone? You have to sign up and have somebody's screename or whatever to talk to them. You can't just talk to randoms without knowing their contact info, just like the telephone. Actually, it's HARDER than the telephone because I could dial random numbers to talk to a random on the phone but you can't do that with Skype as far as I know. I fail to see how this protects anyone from anything.
  10. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    Ironically, it doesn't ban Facebook as Facebook has a proprietary e-mail system, and so does myspace, I think.
  11. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I don't think anyone should be allowed to Skype. Video conferencing/chats are an abomination of nature to begin with. You are all so very ugly and need to remain hidden. And then bad lighting and no makeup turns an already bad thing into a horrorshow.
    Last edited by Jabbadabbado, Jan 24, 2013
  12. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    im sex offending right now
  13. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    Without Skype?

    Useless... useless...
  14. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Skyped her? I never even met her!
  15. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    FIDo is right, the term "sex offender" has gotten pretty broad . Even the worst types of offenders usually are not predators; I'd need to look up statistics but as I recall, most sex offenses are between two people who know each other.

    And the perverted prank phone calls from the days before caller ID were much worse than Skype; as PPs have said, with Skype you have to have contact information and you can actually see the person who is showing you their ****. With Skype there's really not a whole lot of danger of an 85-year-old ugly perv disguising himself as a hot 20-year-old when hitting on teenage girls.
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  16. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    If only Manti Te'o had used Skype!
  17. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    Skype the great equalizer.
    Kinda hard to get catfished on Skype.
  18. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

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    first thing we need to do is change the meaning of what a sex offender is...

    a person who flashes children is labeled the same as a person who pee's in the back of a school while theyre drunk at 3am...
  19. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    I do sexually offensive stuff. Offensive if you were like, Joyce Meyers or something.
  20. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Should sex offenders have their thumbs cut off, among other body parts, so they can't use the Internet?
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Their mouths should be sewn shut so they can never communicate verbally with anyone ever again.
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  22. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Oh, what will random NM legislators come up with next?
  23. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Yeah. Skype is little different from any other instant messenger service.
  24. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Get rid of the notification sound when someone is Skyping you. Good lord I hate the Skype ring when people are Skyping you especially at 2AM. Nightmare fuel.