Google Map of Sex Offenders

This lies somewhere between fascinating and creepy– Interactive Map of Registered Sex Offenders. This is made possible by Megan’s Law, which requires state governments to disclose this info. This crosses a border to me, between safety and right to privacy, at least to some degree.

The fact that there are 3 that show up right near my parents house actually makes me feel sorry for these people. While many may remain sick, I’m sure there’s a significant percentage who have truly atoned for what they did and deserve to be able to move on in life. With this kind of tracking technology, will they ever be able to?

Also, how long until Salespeople have wireless laptops with a similar map that shows, say, magazine subscribers… or old folks who might be gullible. Or.. well, anything. Information wants to be free, but sometimes privacy can be a good thing.

2 Responses to “Google Map of Sex Offenders”

I heard a rumor somewhere that sex offenders have a very low chance of ever “getting better”…Has anyone else heard this?

Mallorn - November 12th, 2005 at 9:28 pm

Myths and Facts About Sex Offenders

First link on google for “sex offender rehabilitation”.

stephen - November 13th, 2005 at 12:50 pm

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