There is an free app, AlertId or Alert Id, that notifies you if sex offenders are in your neighborhood. I downloaded and I found out we have three within a mile. Would you want to be aware of a situation like this?
Just downloaded. Thanks, Tops!
Naw. I have a housemate who's one.
Looks like you have to give them all your info to sign up for this. No thanks in that case.
You don't have to sign up.
Also it's a major app, they're not going to come to your house lol.
Yes, you do have to give them name, address, email address, phone etc. I don't do that with anyone.
Yes, though I wish we could know what landed them on the list.
So do I
I'm sure you could easily Google a registry. MD has the sex offenders list public and even puts their address and place of work.
That's not on the registry though.
Huh? It tells me all of mine? Click the yellow icon beside their name. If it's sloe loading, go back and click the name twice until it shows the middle name. Then click the yellow.
All near me were child molestation except 1.
I want to make sure to download it in a few years. We probably won't find it useful here in Japan.
Considering the BS offenses that can land someone on that list, no I wouldn't care. I can't judge those on the list as they might be there for things as mundane as peeing on the side of the road in a rural area or having sex in a car during college.
What if it were a child molester?
Considering the very low chance of my child being abused by that person, I'd worry about almost anything else more. Child molestation is very rarely done by a stranger. It's almost always a family member, friend, or acquaintance. Now that's scary.
Totally agree. The public has a right to know whether a person is on the list because they're dangerous, or on the list for nonsense and a judge just wanted to humiliate or embarrass them.
It really doesn't make too much of a difference to me. It's actually probably best if I don't know.
Only if it clearly indicates what the offense that got them listed was. A drunk picking the wrong dumpster to pee behind or an 18 year old with a 17 year old boyfriend in the wrong state don't really pose any risk to anyone.
If and when I have kids I would like to know but right now I'm in no danger and choose ignorance.
6 people within a mile. ....including one that was convicted of forcible sodomy and 3 for sexual abuse of a minor. wow
Where in MD are you located?
Western maryland near hagerstown. what about you ?
I'm currently in Japan but I'm from Southern MD, towards the military base.
oh ok. beautiful area near there
Also does earthquake and other weather warnings.
OH. MY GOD. My old middle-school friend's dad is on here. I should have never downloaded this.
There's also 2 down the road who live together. I've seen them outside. I should not have looked at this, I know too many people near me. I didn't click on anymore. :/
I know a few houses there won't be trick or treating :/
I don't know if it's still done or not, but when I was young I kind of remember offenders had to have some sort of sign in their window indicating that they were not allowed to give candy and if they did that you were allowed to call the police.
I wouldn't want that app. For one thing, you can be labeled a sex offender for so many stupid things that I'm sure a great many people they show aren't a danger at all. For two, I guess I feel like I just don't need to know.
I know they should have level sublet especially those that are dangerous to children or rapist. Our youth pastor son was drunk and he forced another drunk girl to have sex. I did not think he is a danger to the public.
Yes, we check this out every couple of years.
The problem with that app is it does not specify if those people are dangerous, true sex offenders or were screwed by the judicial system.
Not really. No kids and none of the neighbors have them. Now I wonder if they're all sex offenders?
(They're really just older)
^ you don't by chance live there do you?
I'm not sure if knowing this makes me safer or just more paranoid and afraid? I know there are dangerous people in the world and I take care accordingly.
However, when my kids were younger I definitely wanted to know. But I had a cop friend who told me which, if any of those on the list were for child offenders. That was relevant info IMO.