Mapping Sex Offenders
Do you live near a sex offender? This database is amazing: just type in your zip code and you get a MAP of where the registered sex offenders live near you.
Plus their names and pictures.
And the crime for which they were convicted.
Big thanks to Jay Tea at Wizbang.
Some of Jay’s commenters object to the listings. Not me.
Though I will give it to one commenter, Synova, who wrote:
I *do* have children and quite frankly, I don’t trust *anyone*. The people I’ve known who have been abused have been abused strictly by people in positions of trust. Not strangers.
Nevertheless, I like the fact that moving in this direction — publically identifying sex offenders — takes seriously the problem of high levels of recidivism for these kinds of crimes.