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Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
17th Mar '13

On one hand the mom in me says yes... but I know someone who ended up on the sex offender registry after having sex with a girl who said she was 18 and turned out to be 16 and another who was put on the sex offender registry for getting too drunk and peeing in public outside the bar... I know some people if they could get a hold of these peoples addresses would go all vigilante and harass them. I know most people on that list deserve to be on it but not all of them do and the very few that don't deserve to be on that list don't deserve to have their addresses advertised to the public when there is just the assumption that because they are on there they are pedophiles are rapists. Im on the fence about it.

*ny chick* TTC since Oct 2012; 16 kids; New York, New York 561 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting saageex3:</b>" Here is where its questionable for me. Some people are "Sex offenders" because they were like 17 sleeping ... [snip!] ... i feel like no address should be published but maybe just pictures and it say they are "___miles" from your residence."</blockquote>




Yes I agree w. The age thing. Thats why in some states like va . You should go by the violence of the offense.

Zzz Due July 20 (boy); 1 child; fuuuuuuuu, OH, United States 2072 posts
17th Mar '13

We get the exact addresses here and i think we should..
I should know exactly where one is living if by me

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
17th Mar '13

Not until urinating in public and statutory rape charges are no longer grounds for being considered a sex offender.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
17th Mar '13

absolutely. They shouldn't have any privacy for what they've done. It will help people in picking a place to live in.

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
17th Mar '13

Not sure if this will work properly but, here is a map of all the sex offenders that live closest to me.



Click on the, "Map Legend" drop down right above the map to see what color represents which offense.




http://www.familywatchdog.us/ShowMap.asp?frm=0#



(Sorry, bg isn't allowing me to make it a clickable link)



ETA: Nevermind, when I tried to go to the link after posting, it said, "Address not found"

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" I think it's a waste of time. They have a low reoffense rate. And there is no murder registry....I mean ... [snip!] ... gonna move? Be a better parent? They did their time. A list isn't doing anything but wasting resources and scaring people."</blockquote>




You wouldnt want to know that the "sweet old man"next door to you is a child molester? Or the guy across the st from.you and your teenage daughter is a rapist?

Big D! Due October 7 (boy); 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
17th Mar '13

Absolutely. I use family watchdog and it lists their offense. There are a couple nearby such as
CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILD
LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH A CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE
LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH A DEPENDANT PERSON BY A CARETAKER

Big D! Due October 7 (boy); 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" Not until urinating in public and statutory rape charges are no longer grounds for being considered a sex offender."

You can see what their offense is so lewd act in public versus rape with a foreign object.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookie99:</b>" On one hand the mom in me says yes... but I know someone who ended up on the sex offender registry after ... [snip!] ... when there is just the assumption that because they are on there they are pedophiles are rapists. Im on the fence about it."</blockquote>




That's exactly my thinking to

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
17th Mar '13

Not sure. I mean will it say what they actually did? Cause I know someone who was charged for sleeping with a girl he picked up.at a bar 19+ to get in and she was 16 sure she was a minor with fake id in a bar. Its stupid.



But we don't have registered sex offenders with a public list here its all confidential.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Not sure. I mean will it say what they actually did? Cause I know someone who was charged for sleeping ... [snip!] ... with fake id in a bar. Its stupid. But we don't have registered sex offenders with a public list here its all confidential."


It should give the offense.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting endless.:" My boyfriend and I are having a debate, I am curious about others thoughts. Do you think home addresses should be listed on the registry? Why/why not if you want to share."


I feel like they have lost the privilege of privacy if they sexually assault someone. I think it should be listed.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
17th Mar '13

Ya my mom saw a sex offender lived on my st and I would have been all freaked out but the website said he was a teenager caught looking in a window so I felt a little better after that lol its definitely good to know the specific crime

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" It should give the offense. "</blockquote>




Ya I'm nit sure how it works lol like I said here sex offenders have 100% confidential lists. You can't Google or look up who is on it or where they live. If the case makes the paper then ya we know but for all others its not a matter of the public to know. Not even an employer unless they do criminal checks.