Friday, August 22, 2008

Sexual Offender in you Neighborhood

Do you worry about leaving your children at home or playing in the neighborhood? As parents, although our home is the safest place, there is no denying that criminal offenses do happen right in your neighborhood.

An unfortunate incident of young Megan Kanka, who was brutally murdered after being kidnapped and raped in a neighbourhood in New Jersey had led to an enforcement act and legislation of Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, or better known as Megans Law.

"Megan's Law" had been fine tuned so that a public record information and location of sex offenders are readily available to the public. These Sex Offenders are listed in the National Sex Offender List and the information can be accessed in seconds by inserting your zip code into the search box. I applaud such a move as it is the first step to making the neighbourhood a safe place for all children.

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