Tuesday, March 06, 2007

National Sex Offender Registry

I can't sleep.

The people in our neighborhood have been getting phone calls to notify them of a registered sex offender who lives about 1/4 mile from my house.

I knew there was an issue with his teenage step daughter, and I knew he went to jail and now I know that he's back... living with the poor kid's "biological mother." What I don't know is what to do with this information.

Being a parent is scary.

Family Watch Dog tells you where the sex offenders live and work in relation to your address.

GNMParents has a post up about keeping kids safe. Sometimes it seems impossible.

2 comments:

WannaBe5Ker said...

:( Sad, scary stuff.

I check my neighborhood's registry online every few months. Ugh.

Stu said...

Yeah.

We live in Los Angeles, and in our neighborhood, there are at least 5 registered within a two block radius, one is right around the corner. So trick-or-treating is always done with an escort.

Meg, I feel ya. I don't know if there's a scarier, more sickening feeling than knowing they are out there. That's one reason why I preach the word of good parenting, in hopes that parents better protect themselves, and raise children with a healthy level of love and self-respect.