Say what you will about O'Reilly, but he's a tireless crusader when it comes to protecting children from pedophiles. I believe his tirades and public outings of judges that impose minimum sentences to sex offenders has struck fear in the judicial community. So amen to that.
Bill will be making his second appearance on Oprah today (4 pm EST) and discussing this very subject. O'Reilly want every state to adopt Florida's "Jessica's Law". Amen to that too.
And just so we aren't lulled into a false sense of security thinking that pedophiles and sex offenders are all men (and not just "pretty" teachers) --read this gem of a story...
"...An 84-year-old woman who confessed to having sex with an 11-year-old boy in her foster care reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted sex abuse, officials said.
Georgie Audean Buoy will serve 36 months in prison, said Leslie Wolf, chief deputy district attorney for Wasco County. She was originally charged with six counts, including attempted rape, for which she faced eight years in prison, Wolf said.
In a taped confession, Buoy admitted to having sex with the boy while he was in her care in 2004, Wolf said. Her age and lack of prior criminal convictions played a role in the plea deal..." (source)
What can I even say about that...?
(For those that need to be told: The Oprah picture is PhotoShopped)