Saturday, February 04, 2006
Useful Info
Go to this link and enter your street will show a "house" in the middle of the map, that's your house... all the little colored boxes are registered Sex Offenders... click on them and you get a name, address & picture of the person along with his crime... pretty amazing and shows you where they live in proximity to your home and the local schools.

Family Watchdog

I just did this myself, and pulled up three offenders in my immediate area. I was surprised, seeing that we live within 2 blocks of an elementary school. Isn't there some sort of law saying that persons that have committed crimes against kids aren't supposed to live within so many miles of an elementary school?

I think a lynching is in order here.
posted by Norman at 10:41 AM | Permalink |


  • At Saturday, February 04, 2006 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous asterismos

    wow that is a useful site. We live out in the boonies. No sex offender in our immediate area. We live about 6 miles from the town limits. I did notice that most of the offenders live within our town's limits and noticed one that did live within close proximity to the one elementary school in the town limits. If there isn't a law that says they shouldn't live within so many miles of a school, there should be one.

  • At Saturday, February 04, 2006 1:35:00 PM, Blogger Stewie

    I'm not a big fan of registration because there are way to many variables that the public doesn't know.

    The lynching is already about to start when nothing is known about the case.

    And this is coming from someone who is in full support of the death penalty (meaning I lean toward harsher punishments).

  • At Saturday, February 04, 2006 7:54:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Stewie - this registration site separated the 'crimes against children' from the 'other sex crimes'. I took the liberty of clicking on the little dots. It pulls up pictures and descriptions of the crimes. So - of the three that were in my area, one of them was a young guy. I then made the assumption that his "sex crime" was because he'd had sex with his girlfriend, who was underage at the time, and the parents got pissed. The other two were men in their late 50's, and the crime was "aggravated sexual assault". That means that an actual rape took place. All the other dots were "other criminal offenses". So I do like this site, because it attempts to explain, and I think the explanation is for everyone's benefit.

    (who is thrilled that she was able to log back into blogger after it's been 'down' all day!)

  • At Saturday, February 04, 2006 8:21:00 PM, Blogger pack of 2

    WELL THIS SUCKS...Here is what I got!

    OregonUnfortunately, Oregon does not currently publicize the registered sex offenders living within the state. Consequently, we are unable to provide any information about Oregon's sex offender population.

    In discussions with Oregon state officials, we learned that Oregon does plan to provide a web-based registry of its sex offenders. Their planned implementation date is July 1, 2006.

    We will eagerly await the introduction of Oregon's online sex offender registry. As soon as Oregon data is available, we will provide it to Family Watchdog visitors.

    I guess we will wait until then:)


  • At Saturday, February 04, 2006 8:22:00 PM, Blogger Stewie

    I think that's where my problem lies. You know what he was charged of, but, again, you don't know the circumstances (well, you might, so I could be mistaken--your state may do it different from Maryland). Is the person a repeat offender? Were there outside factors (drugs, alcohol)?

    I have many, many problems with this law, especially considering I knew someone who got grief for no reason because people went to a site like this and assumed. His crime? The very one you mentioned about the guy sleeping with his girlfriend and the parents getting pissed. But people made assumptions and made his life hell because they had no idea of what the circumstances were.

    To post their information on the internet, with ONLY their crime, and not the circumstances is assinine because people will jump to conclusions.

    As much as I hate to say it, but if someone has served their sentence handed down by a jury, then that's it. They served their time.

    The simple solution would be to castrate repeated sex offenders and put down pedos. Or put down both, I'm flexible.

  • At Saturday, February 04, 2006 8:33:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    I like your solution!!!!

    I think most people here in Texas realize that assumptions could be made. That's why I always check the pics. Just to see the age of the registree. I know lots of other people do as well. ALSO!! We live in a small town. One of the registees in my neighborhood was actually running a fricking PORN STUDIO out of his home. That made the news. I was so pissed!! I didn't know he was out of jail though...


  • At Sunday, February 05, 2006 3:37:00 AM, Blogger Diego Frenzy

    gooood morning NORMAN!

    sort of a cold dreary day here in indianapolis on SuperAd Sunday... i went to the supermarket last night and the one thing that there was lots of was sushi - nice sushi platters. it was sort of bizarre, like the store had been looted by rednecks.
    chips - gone.
    beer - gone.
    party platters - gone.
    sushi - well stocked.

    i mean, this is indiana, what were they thinking? nobody here in IN really eats sushi. or if they do, they are well-closeted, well-hidden.

    that would be funny to see. an internet map of my area with "sushi eaters" on it. there could be a picture of their face and a little bio: whether they like pickled ginger, how well they can use chopsticks, do they go full raw or cooked shrimp, and of course, can they pass the tuna grade test.

    why did it have to snow last night? that sort of sucks. i was thinking spring was on the way. oh well. maybe some kids needed another opportunity to build a snowman.

    blah blah blah. getting cabin fever already, and it has only been a few hours. screw it, i will go outside in my sandals and boxers because i left my cell phone in my car accidentally.

    hope TX is warm...

  • At Sunday, February 05, 2006 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Norman

    Diego - LOL!!

    I do believe you had one cup too many of coffee this morning! You seem so.. so... CHIPPER!

    I got a good giggle out of your comment!


    oh, and yes, it's kinda warmish here, but someone cranked up the wind machine & we got 40mph wind gusts going on.

    Did you know I had forgotten today was Superbowl Sunday until I read your post??

  • At Sunday, February 05, 2006 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Norman

    Pack of two - ya'll don't have Registration in Oregon?? Bummer!

    Asterismos - did you know you can click on the little colored boxes and it will show you the picture and the offense committed??!!

  • At Sunday, February 05, 2006 10:59:00 AM, Blogger Kim

    Norman - Thanks for the link to this. We maybe be moving in the same area we live, but I was shocked to see that two of the houses we are looking at have offenders on those exact streets. I am so glad I looked.

    Thank you!

  • At Sunday, February 05, 2006 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Norman

    Kim - you are so very welcome - but remember to click on the boxes. It will tell you the exact nature of the offense. Also - like Stewie & I were discussing above... you have to decide for yourself, is this a case of a ticked-off parent that was mad because an 18 year old guy was sleeping with their 16 year old daughter? Or is it an actual rape? But it does give very good information.

    Glad I helped ya!

  • At Sunday, February 05, 2006 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous asterismos

    Yes! that is why I thought the site so useful. We had around 10 older looking males that were charged were indecent liberties with mionors (all farther than 4 miles from our house). One other was charged with sex offense 2nd degree and had a special green dot and one other was charged with sex eploit minor 2nd degree. I had heard of this site before but never checked it out. I looked at all the pictures and recognized some from the paper when articles were written about their arrest.
    The site does not list all of them. My husband found on the NC state sex offenders database that were 26 in our county. Family Watchdog only listed 12 on the map of our county.

    My husband and I started discussing this because I recognized one of the persons and not from the paper. He didn't recognize him so I must have seen him at his place of business or something. So we started discussing this and I mentioned they should put their current employment on this info sheet as well. My husband stated exactly what Stewie did that it is not fair to just put the crime they are charged with and not the circumstances of their crime. We live in a hillbilly area and sometimes we have older men with much younger girlfriends. He also said that if this info can be published on the website that you can probably look up the case info at the courthouse. The docket number might be the little number posted on the bottom of their pictures. Or just some really good google searching of their name might bring up newspaper articles about their arrest.

  • At Sunday, February 05, 2006 11:29:00 PM, Blogger Aric Blue

    Pretty neat. I had looked up the sex offenders in my neighborhood(and seen the one that lives on my street) but it didn't show me a picture like this one did. Sweet! Now I can make sure I'm shooting the right guy.


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