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  1. Way to go Victor, this is a good story and I hope that the readers can see that. We are not what we have done, we can be productive members of society and better for society as a whole. Safety in a society is not all about who, or what people do, it is more about what we have done since and where we are going. I like you do not live by the label attached to me, I have several labels before this one that I choose to live my life by. Such as friend, mentor, paramedic, firefighter, law enforcement, truck driver, father, son, brother Etc…. the point being that we can choose to live in the past or live for our future and use all our past labels to focus on and move on. I’m sure that your experience in the military has been a tremendous help. I wish that more ex-Offender’s could see there true potential and act on that.

    • Labels can be helpful in that they give us identity and a way of life, but they can also cause much suffering and basically suck. This is a fantastic story of somebody who kept working towards building a better life for himself, even amongst the aversion society places on people who have been tagged with a label. I personally feel that if Victor started wearing shoes again, he may be less judged in today’s social climate; however, that is the beauty of people’s free will. The Native American’s wore Moccasins, which offer very minimal support on the bottom of the feel and they had a label for the “white man” which was “tender-foot.” Victor is not a tender-foot!!!!

  2. Thank you Tim for your positive comments. I have always been an optimist and it helps me a lot along with many other things too, but I’m doing well. We’ll see how things go when I eventually move back to my home state of Texas. That’s an important goal of mine that is a little over two years away now. I think it’s very important for those of us who carry this stigma to set goals and look forward, as you have mentioned. Take care.

  3. Yes I know what you mean I want to say my name is Richard L ok for now. I am a sex offender ice listed sex my 15 year old girl yeah I was wrong I lost my wife ruined my whole family membership with my other two children yes the girl was my step granddaughter I am now engaged to a Filipino woman and the Philippines that has three great children age of 22 20 + 12 two boys one girl the girl is 22 I’ve gone to jail paid my fines did everything I possibly could do winter classes for 5 years once a week take polygraph test every six months past mall all the time when I’m still being treated like a third class citizen I own my own business but now I’m totally retired 100% disabled from the service I travel some here and there I really have a hard time going overseas I go to Hong Kong and that’s it I’m trying now to get into Thailand Vietnam I tried to go to the Philippines but no dice on it
    So all you fellow RSO out there keep your head high is what you did in the past is in the past what you do from this day forward what counts us all playing together hopefully someday the registry will be closed for most of us. All we can do is hope and pray I keep other people informed let them know that we paid for our mistakes we don’t need to be a third class citizen in the first class world in our rights are being violated keep up the good work God bless you all

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