Sex Ofender Mapping Tool
John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted and Steve Roddel of Family Watchdog have joined with the National Sex Offender Registry to provide a unique and powerful mapping tool to locate registered sex offenders in your neighborhood, anywhere in the U.S.A. FREE!
All you need to do is click on the link below, enter your address and almost instantly you will get a map of your neighborhood with color coded symbols for various types of sex offenders and their locations. Schools are also shown. Click on a school to get its name and location and the distance to the nearest registered sex offender. Click on a sex offender symbol and get a picture, an address, and how far from you he/she lives. You can click again and find out what kind of offences are applicable.
Some things to make it easier. Use Internet Explorer for best results. I found my Netscape was not up to the mapping capability. With Internet Explorer, you can zoom in, navigate to nearby neighborhoods, and even bring up a satelite image with the streets and offender codes overlaid on it with your house marked right where you left it.
You need to know, just so you don’t get too confident over the safety of your neighborhood, that you need to look along the top edge of your map. It will show you how many “non-mappable” offenders are in the area. If you click on the “list” at the top, you can see a complete list of the non-mappable offenders. Thes include those in jail, but it also includes some that may be on your street, but the street number could not be found in the map index and so the address is given, but it won’t be mapped because it has no exact place to put it down. You can at least find their picture and know from the address they are close by. Anyway, this is powerful stuff. Excellent application of several technologies. Good work guys and gals.
Click here: Map of Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood
Since you found it here, send your friends and family to this site or else directly to the registry so that they can check their own neighborhoods.
I found a convicted child molestor in a nearby neighborhood that lives in some woods only 290 feet from an elementary school. Next door actually, with the woods leading right up to the school grounds. Another school had 5 child molestors within 1/2 mile, the closest within 1000 feet. Not a good idea.
In a few weeks, when I begin a series on the adult homeless population, I’ll give you a link to a dynamic map of the homeless as they move around. Quite amazing. The homeless are counted every week and mapped into a system that shows their location (no names) and then all are plotted on a map (as dots). Then the maps are shown in sequence like an old time movie, but smoothed so that you can see just how mobile the homeless in a big city can be. Stay tuned.
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