Texas Governor Signed Jessica’s Law: Child Sex Predators, Don’t Mess with Texas


Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed Jessica’s Law. He was joined by Mark Lunsford, the father of Jessica Lunsford,  during the official signing. One needs to know nothing else but the following when it comes to dealing with child sex predators:


Repeat sex offenders in Texas are one step closer to facing the death penalty. On Monday, Governor Rick Perry signed “Jessica’s Law.” (KCBD)

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  • Comments

    21 Responses to “Texas Governor Signed Jessica’s Law: Child Sex Predators, Don’t Mess with Texas”

    1. Nut44x4 on July 17th, 2007 12:01 pm

      The hurt and anger in this man’s eyes shall forever remain. Thank you Texas for Jessica’s Law.

    2. Brenda on July 17th, 2007 12:27 pm

      I do not see anger in his eyes. I see determination. Sadness…yeah, pretty apparent.

      I could not be more thrilled to know TX will remove those non-humans from the planet. If only every, other state would follow suit.

      God Bless Texas!!!!


    3. Brie on July 17th, 2007 1:08 pm

      I see sadness and sorrow, bewildered. These unfortunate families become dazed, the heavy sudden blow and shock. And the forever heartbreaking…….hopefully all of our states will adopt Jessica’s Laws!!!! Why would you not want too?

    4. Derek on July 17th, 2007 1:21 pm

      Texas is now awesome. Nothing more to say.

    5. Richard on July 17th, 2007 1:36 pm

      I get many of the same reactions … but also a look of stern reproach at those who shrug their shoulders, say “Too bad, but it’s just another case …” and go have a beer, a la Dennis Jacobs.

      Every murder of a child is an unspeakable atrocity. But hearing the name Jessica Lunsford makes the tears well up in my eyes. It has done so every time since her murder … and probably always will.

      Find an animal that would do something like that. Only man, supposedly made in God’s image, is capable.

    6. Dan in Tx on July 17th, 2007 1:58 pm

      In other words, Texas (my great homestate) now can REALLY throw the book at these criminals!

      Honestly, how many victims is too many to capital punishment opponents?

    7. KrisG on July 17th, 2007 2:39 pm

      Jessica would be so proud of her dad! Mark Lunsford you have found your voice and are doing a wonderful job! God bless you and Jessica and Jessica’s grandparents.

    8. Brie on July 17th, 2007 2:52 pm

      Texans’s are very proud people and they love their state. And believe me, this isn’t over. You just don’t tramp in Texas. Another determined leader in pursuing the justice necessary to convict these criminals.

    9. sparrow on July 17th, 2007 3:54 pm

      God Bless Texas
      and God Bless Mark Lunsford

    10. Kat_Gram on July 17th, 2007 9:00 pm

      Even though I live far away from where Jessica Lunsford lived and I have only met these people via the media, Mark Lunsford and Jessie Marie’s grandparents, Archie and Ruth haunt me.
      I do have one of the pink Jessica bracelets in memory of her. Every time I see the dolphin toys and things, I am reminded of her. And the courage of her family.
      Jessica was a child with spirit and life.
      Her memory lives on.

    11. Derek on July 17th, 2007 10:38 pm

      Actually, I’ve got a better title.

      -Sex Offenders, mess with Texas, so they can actually give you some serious charges, and you’ll be a step closer to death.

    12. sparrow on July 17th, 2007 10:40 pm

      It is a haunting. It’s an awful thing that happened to Jessica. So sad. Haunting is the only word to describe this tragedy.

    13. mrs. red on July 17th, 2007 11:40 pm

      I hope for a day when every state, and every judge is behind this law and understands that they aren’t “curable”

    14. Richard on July 18th, 2007 5:48 am

      In Texas, unlike some states, the death penalty means what it says. Felons take note.

    15. Vicki on July 18th, 2007 9:19 am

      This horror that tried to ruin this man, but he turned this into something good. Hurray for you Mark. You are a real man. Jessie is so proud of you. I know she is looking down from heaven and just smiling with her beautiful smile and saying THATS MY DAD. You are right up there with Beth. Fighting for Justice for your baby. GOD BLESS YOU MARK.

    16. katablog.com on July 18th, 2007 9:56 am

      Gods Speed to Mark Lunsford and family. What a horrible case to see you can’t even put your kid to bed at night and have them be safe.

      Remember, in this case there’s not just one piece of dirt that molested and murdered this little child – the dirt bag also had two buddies (family members?) that protected him while he did it.

    17. Brenda on July 18th, 2007 10:36 am


      You are mirroring my thoughts. Anyone who actually believes these monsters can change…read the link below. This is another case from Florida where an attempted murder was released for “good behavior” and struck again.

      No…not a child molester, but left a little 5 year old girl to be killed by gators and assaulted the mother leaving her for dead as well.

      My father told me once he felt that any judge who released a prisoner who reoffended should be held liable. (How many do you think would pull their full sentences if THAT law was in place?) Don’t forget the case of the child molester who the lady judge decided was “too short for jail”. Really!? If only that judge would realize the CHILD was too small to defend ITSELF!! Well, we see who the judge would prefer to defend.



    18. LilPuma on July 19th, 2007 10:48 am

      Jessica, in spite of the fear and pain she felt on this earth, is in the arms of angels now. Her torturer is suffering, although admittedly not enough. It’s hard to think about this without fighting back tears, so I can’t imagine what her father is going through. I do hope someone is reaching out to him. He may never recover from this horror but hopefully can find peace and joy again someday.

      What we can do is become more aware of the problems of human trafficking, pedophilia and other crimes against children and do whatever is within our power to protect them.

    19. SheCat on May 28th, 2009 12:22 am

      I am so sick and tied of grown men hurting children. I feel death is the next step. Repeat offenders get a slap on the wrist and then they are declared mentally disturb while the victim end up hurt or even die. I am all for the death penalty for repeated sex offenders. When they are sentenced I don’t want them to live 10 and 15 extra years before they are injected. I need them to die immediately like the little children who have suffered.

    20. Jerene Thompson on May 17th, 2011 7:29 am

      Let’s go for a new (bill) with Governor Perry, let Texas be the first state to sentence a first time offender to a life sentence! The slap on the wrist for 2 to 25 for first offenders is nothing. When the Victim has received a life sentence themselves when they have been violated!!!!!! Can we as Texans get this going? Let’s prove the “Don’t Mess With Texas”!!!

    21. Kris on January 27th, 2012 12:46 am

      Sex offenders DON’T CHANGE…can you change your sexual desires? No….neither can they…it’s prison or death…i vote death…I’m proud to be a Texan: yesterday, today, and tomorrow…God Bless Texas!

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