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Supreme Court: Sex Offenders Can Use Facebook


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The High court ruled that a ban stopping sex culprits from using social networks is unconstitutional. Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, as well as Mark Thompson, the hosts of The Young Turks, go over. Tell us what you believe in the comment area listed below.

" WASHINGTON– The High court struck down a North Carolina legislation Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter as well as other preferred sites.

The justices ruled unanimously in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook brag regarding beating a website traffic ticket caused his sentence for breaching a 2008 legislation targeted at maintaining sex transgressors off net sites kids might utilize.

The court rejected the state's disagreement that the law manages the virtual globe similarly that states keep sex wrongdoers out of play areas and also other areas children browse through.

" In sum, to seize accessibility to social media sites altogether is to avoid the user from taking part in the genuine exercise of First Modification civil liberties," Justice Anthony Kennedy created in his bulk viewpoint."

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  1. Posted by OrionPax09, at Reply

    Uh, perhaps I’m being paranoid, but at the very least, I would hope that there would be restrictions put in place to make sure that these sex offenders can’t go right back to doing what they were doing before.

    • Posted by Matthew Weir, at Reply

      If a sex offender is too dangerous to be left alone in public, he/she should still be in prison. Don’t release them then apply umpteen restrictions on them.

    • Posted by Agito Yoshiro, at Reply

      OrionPax09 there are none. I’ve seen on that show with Chris Hansen early on a guy fell for the chat room sting operation TWICE

    • Posted by Nilah Mccarthy, at Reply

      OrionPax09 I agree

    • Posted by Keith Phillips, at Reply

      I had a friend on probation for a sex offense- he was on probation for a while, and part of his probation was that his probation officer could come into his house and search his computer whenever he wanted. It happened once while I was over at his house. There’s precautions in place.

    • Posted by Lisa Lowery, at Reply

      The sheriffs office has to be given any online identifiers, meaning any usernames or accounts a sex offender uses online this would include any and all social media accounts. you don’t think Facebook would record every move an account like that would make? Every chat, every link click, and every video watched would be monitored.

  2. Posted by Banjo Pink, at Reply

    I came, I saw, I disliked.

    • Posted by alreid09, at Reply

      Lol why put in that effort involved, just to do a dislike?

    • Posted by DezzmanX, at Reply

      alreid09 To be fair, there’s no effort at all in a few clicks.

    • Posted by Longclaw22 -, at Reply


  3. Posted by Raging Rob, at Reply

    freedom of speech is a constitutional right

    • Posted by Amenti H, at Reply

      Logic central
      …and for corrupt politicians.

    • Posted by Garth, at Reply

      Shy girl – I think youd feel differently if you found a convicted pedo chatting to your son or daughter. I don’t think your first thought would be for the pedos freedom of speech!

    • Posted by torinju, at Reply

      ” I think youd feel differently if you found a convicted pedo chatting to your son or daughter. I don’t think your first thought would be for the pedos freedom of speech!”

      Of course I would. But that’s not how rights work. A person’s rights are not dependent on whether I want someone to have them or not. If they are, then nobodies rights are secure.

    • Posted by Plainsburner, at Reply

      My first thought would also not to go to the law makers in order to stop this. I would first educate my children on the dangers of such a person, then report his actions to the authorities so that he could be properly monitored. Banning him from a social media platform would do very little to preventing someone like this from committing a horrendous act. In fact, it may serve to make people more aware of his possible actions and serve to prevent any real harm from being done in the future..

  4. Posted by First name Last name, at Reply

    What is the point of jail if after they get out they still are treated as if they haven’t served their time? If they’re still dangerous keep them locked up, if they’re safe then let them live.

    • Posted by Another Made Up Internet Subculture, at Reply

      leonardo windstorm depends, sex offenders aren’t like thieves or drug dealers. it’s not something someone does on a whim, the reason we have them knock on doors and register is because they are more likely to commit their crimes again. you can’t correct the pedophile or rapist out of someone.

    • Posted by x x, at Reply

      Solution is to still treat them after they left the prison. Consider it illness of mind, that is hard to ger rid off, then it is something entirely different from just taking their citizen rights on every step.

    • Posted by Zurround100, at Reply

      I agree. I am against the registry because it is always either too much or not enough. If a person really has been rehabilitated and learned their lesson and will not reoffend then the law is just added punishment and not necessary to make us safer. If there IS a danger of them reoffending then letting them out AT ALL is wrong and they should stay locked up, maybe in a mental hospital instead of prison.

    • Posted by Lawrence Hitchens, at Reply

      Well, we know that these types of criminals have a high rate of relapse and recidivism. There needs to be a balance between fair punishment but also making sure there are no more victims. Most people who commit crimes do so because they have no other way of eating / living etc. These people do it for deviant and psychological purposes.

  5. Posted by quaxk, at Reply

    This is impossible to implement anyway. It’s a ridiculous idea from the start.

    • Posted by Roberto Lopez, at Reply

      Not impossible to implement…that’s how dude got caught.

    • Posted by BetweenTwo Lungs, at Reply

      quaxk b

    • Posted by Hal Jordan, at Reply

      You’re probably a sex offender.

    • Posted by George kush, at Reply

      Mikawesome Hyakuya

    • Posted by Kyile Vanderpump, at Reply

      quaxk Most sex offenders are white males and they don’t want to take away their white privilege.

  6. Posted by balzirus, at Reply

    I wouldn’t care as much except the US puts people on the list at the drop of a hat.

    • Posted by Jordan Johnson, at Reply

      No, that’s Sweden. You people can’t have two different things, what is it, do we have rape culture or are we very strict on sex offenses? Psst, its neither.

  7. Posted by Joshua Fontenot, at Reply

    So felons can’t vote, but now it’s OK for sex offenders to use a platform used by a large majority of underage teens. What they should do is redefine across the board what being a sex offender is to the harshest degree. A couple having sex in a park because they got drunk and didn’t even think about it, never hurt anyone, but now are registered sex offenders. That type of situation needs to disappear. We need to use being a sex offender as the highest offense for a reason, and that would justify them not using social media.

    • Posted by Narghile, at Reply

      teenagers shouldn’t even be using Facebook.

    • Posted by Kabuto Yakushi, at Reply

      Your comment doesn’t make sense. Voting and using social media are not the same thing.

    • Posted by Mike Pence, at Reply

      No kids even still use facebook lol.

    • Posted by Sean Suniga, at Reply

      Agree or not Voting and social media fall under the 1st amendment.

  8. Posted by The Sleeping Senator of the Islands, at Reply

    All white men are Pedophile and rapists.

    • Posted by Garth, at Reply

      RedrumI don’t understand what you mean about being a virgin makes you a rapist. Also how do you know not all pedos act on their thoughts.

    • Posted by Ibai Verschueren, at Reply

      Really? Oh well, then we must impeach Trump cause he’s a pedophile! Let’s bring Obama back. He is black so he’s safe.

      Wonderful logic buddy, thank you

  9. Posted by 5ergio 6arcia, at Reply

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    • Posted by AL(O)TM, at Reply

      Darren B His statement shouldn’t have even been taken seriously. Aiu and Sargon are basically no name trolls that try to make a living off of whining about tyt.

    • Posted by Knekten, at Reply

      5ergio 6arcia influence?

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  10. Posted by Keith Phillips, at Reply

    I’m against the sex offender registry period. Once someone has paid their debt to society, I don’t think we should continue restricting their rights.

    • Posted by Garth, at Reply

      Keith – the problem with that is that you cant really rehabilitate the way someone is wired sexually so theyre always going to be a danger – hence the need for a register.

    • Posted by Keith Phillips, at Reply

      regardless of how someone is wired sexually, self control can be taught.

    • Posted by Garth, at Reply

      That’s like what religious nuts say about homosexuality – its just not gonna happen. The best they could do is control their urges with medication.

    • Posted by Keith Phillips, at Reply

      I have a low opinion of humanity, but not so low that I don’t think people are capable of controlling their sexual urges if they want to.

  11. Posted by DNAsGhostzHouze, at Reply

    Ban everyone from social media and do the world a favor…

    • Posted by William Slaughter, at Reply


    • Posted by Poca Figureoa, at Reply

      DNAsGhostzHouze no more YouTube lol

  12. Posted by Joe Vito Bongiorno, at Reply

    Sex offenders deserve the same freedom as you and I.

    • Posted by Keith Phillips, at Reply

      once they’ve paid their debt to society, anyway.

  13. Posted by Warped, at Reply

    If they’re so dangerous, why let them out of jail? I’d be more interested in a murders registry than a sex offender list.

    • Posted by jacobfrazier1, at Reply

      Warped I definitely think that’s a great idea. A murder registry is definitely something that should be implemented, but also a sex offender registry is necessary too. I mean in some cases you can get off of the sex offender registry. After a certain amount of time.

    • Posted by Michael Campbell, at Reply

      A “shooters registry” would be better. Gang members are notorious for bad shooting.

    • Posted by George kush, at Reply

      Warped because pedophiles target a specific young age most pedos work online can you use your brain but whatever HAHA TYT SUCK MAGA we won. right. great idiots think alike you probably both watched the same propaganda videos ololll

    • Posted by Felippe, at Reply

      George kush Actually most cases of underage molestation are perpetrated by family, friends or people who know the victim prior.

  14. Posted by Tavon Fenwick, at Reply

    As much as I loath sex offenders, I’m not comfortable with the idea that the issue of banning sex offenders from using FB even took up time in our Supreme Court. I don’t want the government telling me what I can and cannot do anymore than they already do. I am not a sex offender, but if they cone for one group in the name of justice, they will come for all in the name of bullying and tyranny

    • Posted by Ungoogleable o_O, at Reply

      Well, probation rules already exist, think of it as prison light, these people are physically released at some point but not *fully* released until some very long time (if ever?).

    • Posted by callowaymotorcompany, at Reply

      Its necessary, same as stopping felons from owning guns. Pedophiles can’t be trusted to fully “reform”. Its like expecting gay men to marry a woman and not get penis on the side.

    • Posted by Ungoogleable o_O, at Reply

      Well, if you were to argue that something is wrong with their brains then shouldn’t they put in separate facilities altogether?

    • Posted by callowaymotorcompany, at Reply

      You ask that like i own a private prison. Our justice system is geared for punishment, not rehabilitation, but even if it were, trying to change what a pedophile is attracted to would have about as much effect as gay conversion therapy.

  15. Posted by Henry Townshed, at Reply

    only in America do we give rights to sex offenders over victims

  16. Posted by Keihzaru, at Reply

    A sex offender called “Lester”? That’s just destiny calling.

  17. Posted by Good Fella, at Reply

    they use an emotional ploy to take our rights. I don’t buy it.