Edwin F Becker, Best Selling Author

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Why Death List?

Posted by Ed Becker on July 16, 2010 at 8:25 PM

The premise, is that if one has only a short time to live and still functional, that they are immune from the full extent of the law--for a life sentence is meaningless. A group of said people decide to use their limited time exterminating child molestors. Therefore, these flawed Baby Boomers decide to correct the legal 'revolving door' that allows pedophiles to be released on our children repeatedly. They are very aware that 80% of random crimes are never solved.

           The undertone of this novel, is that this is a sin that would not be forgiven. These seniors also reflect their unhappiness in that this world and their lives did not live up to their expectations and that their trusts have been violated; whether by doctors, polititians, police, bankers, or religious leaders. The first book marketing person that read this work said: "It caused me to research my local sex registry and locate all the offenders, for I have two kids."  My hope is that this creates an awarness that this problem is out of control and we should no longer tolerate our legal system allowing this to proliferate, as these heinous criminals can never be cured. As my character said, "100 years ago, we would have hung them without a trial."

       Today, although we know this illness in incurable, we lie to ourselves about possible rehabilitation because we consider ourselves more civilized--or are we just apathetic idiots? Somehow, I think in order to have an honest opinion, you must hold an abused infant in your arms. Should you, you will find  the answer to protecting these children may not be as civilized as one may like. My newest grandchild was adopted as the result of previous abuse. Her story would make you cry, as it did me. Support the agencies that combat this problem!

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2:17 PM on June 1, 2012 
Well said Mr. Becker. I was drawn to your website after purchasing your book "True Hauntings" because I am fascinated with the paranormal and a sucker for a true haunted story.

As I'm reading through your posts, I came across this one about how our society has become so contaminated with pedophiles. I just wanted to say that I absolutely agree with you. I grew up near Detroit MI during the late 70's and have many fond childhood memories. One of the memories is being able to hop on my 10 speed bike at age 9 and ride by myself through the neighborhood and the only rule was to come home by sun down. Would I allow my 8 yr old son to do the same now? No way! I was just talking about this very subject with my husband and how it's not just about little girls anymore, these child predators are seeking out little boys, any sex, any age! Our system is broken and I'm heartbroken when I hear about the abuse that is happening to our children all over the world from pedophiles and human trafficking.

I will make it a goal to read all your books, not just the paranormal ones ;) Thanks for writing!