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Offline Rob

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Everyone, you need to check this out.
« on: April 5, 2005, 12:18 AM »
This website was brought to my attention recently, and I thought it was worth passing along for those who might not have already known about it...

www.criminalcheck.com

You can search by zipcode and find out if there are any registered sex offenders in your area.

There were 52 in my zipcode and while I'm not a parent, it certainly is disturbing nonetheless.
« Last Edit: April 5, 2005, 03:15 PM by Kneel Before Zod »

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #1 on: April 5, 2005, 12:21 AM »
I don't think this is entierly up to date. In fact, 2 live in this town alone. There was a bit "to do" about it in the paper, at school board meetings. This thing says 0 live in this area. I know it to be false because one lives across the street from my sisters house.

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #2 on: April 5, 2005, 12:24 AM »
I believe it's dependent on your local area's database being current.  I think it's a one-stop check for multiple databases.

I don't mean for this to make people paranoid or anything - but if by some chance there is one in your immediate vicinity, I'd think most people would want to know.
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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #3 on: April 5, 2005, 12:24 AM »
5 in my area. Gross.

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #4 on: April 5, 2005, 12:52 AM »
Wow, 34 just in my zip code. Oddly enough the one closest to me also happens to be the only female on the list, and is only a year older than me. It's weird to see how many of them are in the 25-30 age group.

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #5 on: April 5, 2005, 01:47 AM »
Man, that's NOT cool.  Didn't count 'em all up in our area, but it looked to be in the 20's or so.  Lotta old farts too, at that.  Yuck.

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #6 on: April 5, 2005, 01:47 AM »
25 in my zip code.

Which is shocking, since it's a smaller town. :o
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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #7 on: April 5, 2005, 12:17 PM »
One in my zip code, but my town is really small - he's only a block away too.


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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #8 on: April 5, 2005, 12:22 PM »
Looks like about 30 in my zip code.

One of them is on my street - right across from my house.

My address is 1413 Apple Ridge Ct... his is 1408 Apple Ridge Ct.

Freaking SICKO!!!

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #9 on: April 5, 2005, 12:58 PM »
You don't need to have kids to check it out, it's not limited to strictly pedophiles.  Only two in my town which is two too many as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #10 on: April 5, 2005, 01:21 PM »
We checked this out a while ago. We're lucky not to have any within a few miles, but one of the schools we were looking at to send our 5 year olds has 6 within one mile.

The worst part about this is that everyone wants to give the rights to the sex offenders, but none to the children. >:(
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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #11 on: April 5, 2005, 01:38 PM »
You don't need to have kids to check it out, it's not limited to strictly pedophiles.

No doubt, Mikey.  We looked through our local list last night, and one street in particular, with two different sex offenders, caught our eye.  It's a street in the middle of a retirement community actually, that my wife goes jogging through several times a week.  Sketchy.  Even if they're like 60+ years old and wouldn't have a chance in hell at chasing Patty down, it's still enough to warrant a change in her jogging route now.  :-\

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #12 on: April 5, 2005, 02:22 PM »
You can ship Patty out here if she needs a running buddy. I'm fairly certain you won't be going with her to offer protection  :o

Maybe you could drive alongside her?

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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #13 on: April 5, 2005, 02:39 PM »
We checked this out a while ago. We're lucky not to have any within a few miles, but one of the schools we were looking at to send our 5 year olds has 6 within one mile.

The worst part about this is that everyone wants to give the rights to the sex offenders, but none to the children. >:(

Got that right, Canada is still debating this in government ::)  No list, no website to check.  No real way of knowing.  The two most important people in my life are women.  Gotta confess though, anyone does anything to them it will be me spending time in prison. 
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Re: If you have kids, you need to check this out.
« Reply #14 on: April 5, 2005, 02:57 PM »
The two most important people in my life are women.  Gotta confess though, anyone does anything to them it will be me spending time in prison. 

Agreed.  I'm usually a laid back guy, and it takes a lot for me to snap. 

But if the day were to come that I find out that either my wife or daughter are harmed...