WATCH: Vice’s Sympathetic Documentary On ‘Rehabilitated’ Sex Offenders Goes HORRIBLY Wrong

Written by K. Walker on September 30, 2022

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Left-leaning Vice News tried to produce a sympathetic documentary about sex offenders struggling to reintegrate into society… but it didn’t exactly go as they’d hoped.

At the end of the documentary, Vice was forced to admit that perhaps these poor, downtrodden souls that have been rejected from society for sex offenses aren’t very good people.

Check it out how the interview Vice Producer Alice Hines had with registered sex offender “Aishef” ended:

Yes, that’s right, after an entire documentary suggesting that we need to be more sympathetic to the plight of sex offenders, Aishef sends a photograph of his junk to the Vice News Producer that interviewed him.

“Cyber-flashing is illegal in Chicago by city ordinance,” Hines says in the clip.

It’s unclear if Aishef has been or will be charged in the incident.

Aishef said through a lawyer that the photo was sent by mistake.

Vice was attempting to highlight the difficulties that people convicted of sex offenses have reintegrating into society. The profile of Aishef and other sex offenders notes that “restrictive housing laws” prevent them from living in many places in the country that will allow them to find jobs and start afresh.

Aishef and the others say that they’ve had to spend additional time in prison simply because they cannot find adequate housing.

Hines interviewed Aishef shortly after he was released from the Hill Correctional Center in Galesville, Ill., late last year.

He served six years of “dead time” in prison on top of his initial sentence of nine years behind bars after being convicted of forcing oral sex on a woman and “penetrating her with my fingers” when he was just 15 years old. Aishef claimed he was wrongly convicted and that DNA evidence exonerates him.

Convicted sex offenders who are legally required to put their names on a registry in Illinois are often banned from obtaining housing in areas near schools, daycares, and playgrounds — which precludes them from living in highly populated areas that could offer places of employment.

Advocates for prison reform claim that sex offenders are unjustly punished even after serving their incarceration. But supporters of the rules governing registry say that the measures are necessary to mitigate the risk posed by convicted sex offenders to the community.
Source: New York Post

In the documentary, Hines asks Sheriff James Mendrick of DuPage County, Illinios — who is tough on sex offenders — about the stigmatization that occurs when someone is listed on the sex offender registry. He replied, “I would say, don’t commit sex offenses if you don’t want to be on that registry.”

“I think that that’s a serious enough crime for where it’s not a simple slap on the wrist. And if there’s a stigma, then it’s because you did something really bad,” he said. “I think that sex offenses are so personal they damage people for the rest of their life, so if we get rid of that stigmatization, if we get rid of that registry, more people will do sex offenses.”

Here is the full documentary of “Aishef”… the interview with Sheriff Mendrake begins at around the 12:30 timestamp and the clip of Aishef’s hope for the future and subsequent admission from Hines that he sent a d*ck pick is at 38:40.

While there is nothing funny about sex offenses, this old comedy bit about sex offenders is what you might call some dark humor.

It’s kinda similar to Vice’s documentary, actually.

At least Vice is exposing that life is difficult for sex offenders even after they’ve served their time.

Punishment and stigmatization are there to discourage bad behavior and it’s antithetical to the left’s culture of absolute tolerance and insistence that everyone can and will be rehabilitated.

That’s the leftist utopian vision of the world, but sometimes people give in to evil and it doesn’t seem unfair that a sex offender will have to suffer for the rest of their life for their crime. After all, their victim has to live with the trauma of it for the rest of theirs.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker