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Would you Vote for a Sex Offender?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ConcordCowboy, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Sex offender runs for mayor in Texas town

    Man never convicted in 2004 Internet arrest involving 15-year-old girl


    WILMER, Texas - A registered sex offender running for mayor of his small town said he hopes voters can overlook his 2004 arrest in which he was caught in a police sting trying to arrange sex with a 15-year-old girl on the Internet.

    Brian Sliter said late Friday he accepts responsibility for his arrest and has received counseling that has helped "turn my life around."

    "I don't expect anybody in the public to condone what I did and I don't expect anybody to forgive what I did," said Sliter, 42. "What I do hope is people look at my current character ... . People can rehabilitate and make themselves a better person."


    Sliter was arrested after arranging a meeting with whom he thought was a teenager, according to state records. He was charged with attempting to commit sexual assault of a child and placed on 10 years probation, records show.

    Sliter is eligible to run for office in Wilmer, a town of about 3,400 just south of Dallas, because he was never convicted. He received deferred adjudication, which means he will not be convicted if he successfully completes probation.

    "Someone told me, 'Make something positive come from this,'" Sliter said. "I feel really bad about it, really embarrassed about it, really awful about it. I am really glad there is no direct victim. I thank God for that every day."

    Sliter, an accountant, has been open about his arrest, even mentioning it in a campaign flyer.

    His opponent, incumbent Mayor Don Hudson, has said having a registered sex offender as mayor would embarrass the city.

    The election is scheduled for May 10.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23766302/
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    "having a registered sex offender as mayor would embarrass the city."

    I agree with this statement.
  3. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    He should try running for mayor of D.C. Then he could always use the excuse:

    "The B**** set me up!" :lmao2:
  4. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    no. i'm pretty hard on sex offenders in that they shouldn't get a 2nd chance to screw up another life.
  5. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    OK...what about a Deeply Religious Sex Offender?

    :p:
  6. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    Bill Clinton already did his terms.
  7. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    :bow:
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Bill had sex with an underage girl? Did not know that.

    To answer the original question.

    No.
  9. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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  10. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    :muttley:

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