When you visit this site you can enter your address and a map will pop
up with your house as a small icon of a house. There will be red, blue and green dots surrounding your entire neighborhood. When you click on these dots a picture of a criminal will appear with his or her home address and the description of the crime he or she has committed.
The best thing is that you can show your children these pictures and see how close these people live to your home or school.
This site was developed by John Walsh from Americas Most Wanted. This is another tool we can use to help us keep kids safe.
Then to take it to another level and look up the crimes they committed. You can go to http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp if you are in Maryland and type in the offenders name and read the case history. You can see what they were accused of and read the case history.
I am sure if you are not in Maryland your state has something similar. For the sake of your children please check it out!
I got this in an email today and I looked it up…WOW! There is a sex offender only two doors away from me! It is scary and I will be sure to keep a good watch on Alyssa if I am still living in this neighborhood when it comes time for her to play outside!