Do You Live Near a Sex Offender?

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:38 PM
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Few things unsettle parents as much as the prospect of a sex offender living in their midst. Now there's a new way to find out: mapsexoffenders.com. Launched last month and still in the beta stage, the free Web site has grafted publicly available state sex-offender registries onto Google maps. Type in your address and up pops a map of your neighborhood with red flags marking the residences of sex offenders. Click on a flag and a window appears with the predator's name, address, photo and offense. So far, the site has 34 states mapped, and its developer—Orbizon Inc., an Orem, Utah, Web-development company—aims to reach about 40. (Oregon and South Dakota don't have statewide Internet sex-offender registries yet—a requirement they must meet by next year under new federal legislation updating Megan's Law—and other states either don't allow their registry information to be publicized by third parties or use technology incompatible with mapsexoffenders.com's system.)

ENTIRE STORY - CLICK HERE -


Now if only we can get ALL states on board then maybe move this international to stop these predators from raping and killing our children.

www.mapsexoffenders.com

www.nsopr.gov




posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:40 PM
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Good Good!

Vigilantes are us, just what is needed for peace and order.

Why not start a burning torch and pitchfork factory?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:46 PM
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to tell you the truth , i would like to know if i lived next to a sex offender . and no need to get so dramatic , it's not like they're innocent or anything .



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Uncle Joe
Good Good!

Vigilantes are us, just what is needed for peace and order.

Why not start a burning torch and pitchfork factory?


Did I strike a nerve with you possibly? Is there a reason you don't want this information in the hands of law ABIDING citizens? They are convicted criminals who prey on our children. What part of this do you have a problem with? Just asking because you are the one who chose to post a scathing reply here. Do share with us.

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:55 PM
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Why not start a burning torch and pitchfork factory?


HUH?
You do know they make pitchforks in a factory...don't you?

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:04 PM
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Im not actually in the business of starting farm impliment and wooden stick factories.

They are merely the standard tools of an angry mob. I was reccomending that you capitalise on the formationg of pervert hunting mobs in your midst.

In no way was humor implied.

As for striking a nerve are you accusing me of peadophilia in some way? Because thats how it comes accross to me. And accusing those who disagree with you of a monsterous perversion is unnacceptable quite frankly.

Why i dont support the naming and shaming of known paedophiles.
1: It doesnt provide comfort to families in the area, these people are monitored by the police, knowing they are there just adds more stress to life.
2: House values drop, unfairly penalising the innocent.
3: If anything happens, a kid runs away the blame will immidiatley be placed on the perverts in the region, a mob will assemble, and this will take police resources away from any searches since the mob will need policing.

What advantages does it provide?
A reason for parents to keep their kids indoors, allowing them to get fat and play computers rather than look at the outside world.
Enhanced fear of what may happen.

At the end of the day you need to worry about the ones that arent known about, not the ones that the police moniter.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:14 PM
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Joe,

I assume you don’t have and children.....if you did maybe you would understand why a parent would like to know if there are any pedophilic predatory criminals living near their home.

Frankly if a mob assembles and the end result is that the pedophile (child rapist) needs to visit a Proctologist to have a farming implement removed he probably got what he deserved.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:16 PM
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True, i dont have children.

But mob violence isnt the way for society to solve its problems, no matter how sick the crimes.

Parents may wish to know if there are perverts nearby, but does it make them any happer?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:17 PM
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I was not accusing you of anything. I was curious as to why you thought this was a bad idea. You spouted off in your reply without a hint of reason as to why...so I asked...thats it. I was aking not accusing.

Why i support the naming and shaming of known paedophiles.

1. To have the knowlegde to keep our kids safe!
2. To have the knowlegde to keep our kids safe!
3. To have the knowlegde to keep our kids safe!
4. To have the knowlegde to keep our kids safe!
5. To have the knowlegde to keep our kids safe!




1: It doesnt provide comfort to families in the area, these people are monitored by the police, knowing they are there just adds more stress to life. Maybe not comfort but at least a good heads up as to where the perverts are.

2: House values drop, unfairly penalising the innocent. So your house brings $200,000 opposed to $250,000 - $50,00 is now the going price of a child rape huh? You know there are some things you really shouldn't try to put a price on...oh like knowledge - ability to keep our children safe - piece of mind at least knowing where these animals live!


3: If anything happens, a kid runs away the blame will immidiatley be placed on the perverts in the region, a mob will assemble. Maybe a mob should have assemebled before the first trial and we wouldn't have this problem at taxpayers expense.

Just a few thoughts, and sorry Uncle Joe if it sounded like I was accusing, I really was not. Just curious.

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by Uncle Joe
Parents may wish to know if there are perverts nearby, but does it make them any happer?


No sir.....it makes them more educated better informed and gives the parent the ability to make good decisions for themselves and their children.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:26 PM
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Sorry, i overreacted slightly, i really should have explained myself more first time round.

In England we dont have any of these laws, just a register to keep track of perverts. If a kid disappears then they are the first people visited. People on the register dont reoffend because its too easy to be caught.

Beyond giving your kids electric tags or keeping them inside all day how can you protect kids?

If you knew that a pervert was living nearby what would you do?

Killing these creatures doenst help, there is something wrong with them, perhaps a cure should be looked for. While keeping these people in secure institutions.

And as for why i really dont like this law and the mobs it leads to:
In my town a scare went round that there was a peadophile living somewhere. An group of thugs got together to find and batter this guy. The rumor went round that the guy wore glasses. Later on when i walk past this mob, wearing my glasses to see where im going, its decided that i must be this paedophile.

Fortunately theyd been drinking all day so i could run faster. Even so it was not much fun.

That is the real reason i dont support these laws, when a mob forms its only as bright as the dumbest person in it, so when someone who looks similar walks past...



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:30 PM
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I am sorry for your trauma with the mob-scene...it really was not called for and yes I agree that sometimes certain things can set a mob into motion and that is not a good thing, especially if you have witnessed it first hand. I am still, however, standing behind this idea of being able to see where a molestor lives, not only that but the link to the .gov site provides pictures on several convicts which will allow me to be able to keep an eye out for people lurking and then contact the police, not start a mob.

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by Uncle Joe

If you knew that a pervert was living nearby what would you do?


for one thing you would know not to allow your kid to go to a cookout or swim in his pool or help him "find his lost puppy" or whatever.

You would know to tell your kid to make sure to report the man if he approached him in any manner

You would know not to allow your child around him at all.

that gives you a little edge which is IMO worth any embarrassment the freak might feel.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by Uncle Joe
Beyond giving your kids electric tags or keeping them inside all day how can you protect kids?


I assume you mean “how can we protect our kids from known convicted pedophiles?” My short answer is the best a parent can do is make solid well educated decisions for our children based on relevant real life information. If there is a database that will tell me if a certain neighborhood has several “level 3” pedophiles living there a good parent should use that information and restrict their children from playing in front of their homes.


Originally posted by Uncle Joe
If you knew that a pervert was living nearby what would you do?


I would be aware that there is a real risk for my child nearby and take appropriate action to protect my child. Certainly they wouldn’t be playing t-ball in front of the child rapist’s home.

If you didn’t know there was a higher risk to your child near 10528 N 57th Rd because there was no pedophile database you wouldn’t be in a position to protect your child from that risk.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 12:06 AM
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This is nothing new here in Chicago, we've had a this in place now for years on the chicago police website, you can go and type in your zipcode and it gives the address and even a picture of said sex offender, even what he/she was convicted of. They are required by law to contact everyone on the block and notify them that they are convicted of such crimes.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 12:27 AM
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i spent some time on that website actually looking for one and i found none.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by Uncle Joe


Why i dont support the naming and shaming of known paedophiles.
1: It doesnt provide comfort to families in the area, these people are monitored by the police, knowing they are there just adds more stress to life.

At the end of the day you need to worry about the ones that arent known about, not the ones that the police moniter.



I don't know about England,but here in the U.S. the police do not monitor these people.That is why they have these websites.The safety of my children is my responsibility and any tools that help me protect them is appreciated.These child molestors lost the right to privacy when they broke the law.
Example

Sorry but I do not trust the government to watch over my children,and even if they do monitor these people,do you really think they could watch them 24-7?



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 01:55 AM
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Convicted criminals do strike again. Thats a fact. What you have to do is compare the prison systems in both the USA and England to come up with good reasons as to why such a law would be beneficial in the States as opposed to the UK. What I can tell you is the US prison system doesn't heal broken individuals it just corrupts them further.

Therefore: "Convicted criminals do strike again." If you want to take it to extremes you can feel free to compare it to any other addiction. Throwing the spotlight back onto pedophiles --> IMHO They're not in control of themselves let alone their thoughts and actions.

A better example => Karla Homolka living somwhere in Montreal



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 02:14 AM
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It looks like they are using Google's map software, makes you wonder what other ties Google might be harboring to law enforcement. I think the priamry concern is this...


Any person who uses information contained in or accessed through this Website to threaten, intimidate, or harass any individual, including registrants or family members, or who otherwise misuses this information, may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability under federal and/or state law.

In other words, lynch mobs and vigilantes could certainly make the most of this site as well. I hate pedophiles and perverts as much as the next guy, but there are also "sex offenders" that have been charged with no more than statutory rape or adultery, consensual sodomy etc. There is guy here that I went to school with who's friend was 18 or 19 at the time and was charged with statutory rape for having sex with a girl (consensual by her admission) who was a couple years younger than him and now he's a registered sex offender for life. Yes nail pedophiles, but I hardly thin teenagers having consensual intercourse whould suffer the scrutiny of a potential lynch mob either. They should differintiate in the nature of the crime before we go classifying the teenagers and other less monsterous criminals with the Real Perverts and Pedophiles. I know some of the girls' Parents I dated when I was that age would have liked to have gotten their hands on me lol.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 02:44 AM
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I think this has to be handled carefully and correctly though.

I remember not too long ago, at the height of a Paedophilia frenzy the press were living off that particular month [posting names and faces for the sale of a few extra copies. Raising fears to living off peoples strongest emotions, the protection of out children. Leeches and parasites, the press have a huge responsibility and seeing it misused is sickening /rant.], seeing on the BBC a group of people surrounding a Paediatricians house and chanting, throwing objects, everything excepting the flaming torches really.

Like it of not, this is the mentality of the general public when such matters raise their sickening heads. Justifiable replusion and anger is enflamed with blind rage and the outcome is... what? Who would have been there to care for any possible future victims of such heinous crimes had the police no prevented the mob from attacking this poor doctor? The parents own stupidity would have been to blame for increasing their childs suffering. Absolutely stupifying.

Yet this is generally how it is. It is this kind of moronic mindset that permeates so much of our society today that makes such blatently obvious and good ideas as being aware of any such risks a matter of contention.

A classic example of this was from the author of this thread themself.


Originally posted by 12 12 2012

Now if only we can get ALL states on board then maybe move this international to stop these predators from raping and killing our children.


Transparent emotive diatribe. Not conducive to an intellectual debate excepting as an example. Then, when questioned, what is the first pathetically predictable response?


Originally posted by 12 12 2012
Did I strike a nerve with you possibly? Is there a reason you don't want this information in the hands of law ABIDING citizens? They are convicted criminals who prey on our children. What part of this do you have a problem with? Just asking because you are the one who chose to post a scathing reply here. Do share with us.


OMG! What a joke. Let's skip this to the next:


Originally posted by 12 12 2012
I was not accusing you of anything. I was curious as to why you thought this was a bad idea. You spouted off in your reply without a hint of reason as to why...so I asked...thats it. I was aking not accusing.

Just a few thoughts, and sorry Uncle Joe if it sounded like I was accusing, I really was not. Just curious.


Oh right, there was no pathetically predictable knee jerk attack reaction! BS. Absolute BS. Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see exactly what you were hinting at in your reply. You were annoyed because someone disagree with you so you shouted the first sickeningly predictable thing that sprang to mind. No brainer - tabloid mentality. Don't later try to deny it.
    You reacted in the exact way which give cause for such laws as you suggest to be deeply considered rather than immediately ratified.
Congratulations. Lets stop trying for the heart wrenching emotional responses that satisfy the adults ego and start thinking of actually protecting children.

Yet if one who would express such concern on this topic would act in this manner, then what is to be expected from the public at large? List like the ones you mention would undoubtedly be a great form of protection for children, perhaps one of the best yet your own reaction is exactly what is not needed if your concern is anything apart from chest beating. It is the likes of which are preventing the rolling out of this elsewhere. Surely you can see that.

If we cannot even get past this mindset ourselves then what hope is there?

Mark.





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