Sunday, November 29, 2020

Lee Enterprises Midwest Editor Marc Chase: Sex offenses are something our society just can't ignore

From The Journal

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has an online database of registered sex offenders. You can search by name, or refine your search to learn if there are registered sex offenders within a 1-, 2- or 3-mile radius of a particular address, then a map pinpointing registered sex offenders in your search area is generated, as shown above when selecting the City of Racine. The website address is:


Earlier this month, I sat within feet of a 29-year-old man who then stood accused of raping an 8-year-old girl. The scene filled me with plenty of unease wondering if I would be called to stand in judgment of him.

I had been summoned for jury duty in Lake County Criminal Court near my home in Northwest Indiana, and I was three potential jurors away from being interviewed by prosecutors and the defense attorney for the final jury panel.

I felt great relief, for a host of reasons, when that jury panel was finalized before it was my turn to be questioned for possible service.

The last thing any loving parent wants to do is sit through multiple days of testimony about one of the most horrific things that can be done to a child.

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What unadulterated horseshit.  Racine loves its sex offenders.  They are part of the fabric of government.  Multiply the map above by about 10X for a truer picture of the situation.  Want to get somewhere in Racine politics?  Molest a child to prove your worth. 

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