Online Sex Offenders Search for 2014

Nobody wants to have a sex offender living next door to them or in their neighborhood, and the reasons are obvious why you would want to know if an offender is living near to you. If you have small children, it is even more essential that you protect them by knowing who your neighbors are, and many people are victim of ex related crimes simply because they did not bother to carry out a sex offenders search. Although many former sex offenders are decent hard working citizens, it is always better to be safe than sorry, and a free sex offenders search can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

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This article may be useful to you if you are thinking of carrying out a sex offenders search in an effort to understand whether there are any people living near to you with a sex crime conviction.

Needless to say, a sex crime is a very serious crime and it is understandable that you would want to know if any of your friends or neighbors had ever been convicted of such a crime. Your state’s district offices have the records of all individuals who have been convicted of one of these offences and you can have access to the information usually by paying a small fee. One disadvantage is that you may have to wait anything from a week to several weeks before being given the information, and you may want to use one of the websites offering a free sex offenders search. This way, you can have the results of your search back in just a few minutes.

However, be careful of any hidden fees or charges assessed by any site which claims to offer a free sex offenders search, and many of these sites also try to persuade you to pay more for a so called premium service. There could be consequences such as a jail sentence or other legal action for anyone who gets or uses false or misleading information connecting a person with a sex offense.

There are several commercial websites offering a sex offenders search and you can reckon on paying about $20. For this fee, the service is reliable and affordable. The best advice is to stay away from any site promising a free sex offenders search and use those sites which charge a small fee but are more likely to be genuine and reliable. It is extremely important to protect yourself and your family, and to be aware of any sex offenders living close to your home, but it is also important not to use these unreliable or untrustworthy websites.

Government resources is the only site I have ever used to carry out a sex offenders search, and it is a much better option than using the sites advertising a free sex offenders search which then turns out not to be free. It is well worth the $20 or so charge for the peace of mind it provides, and if you are not entirely satisfied, you can get a refund of the money you paid.

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Sex Offenders Search – Knowing Your Neighbor!

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Sex Offenders Search – Knowing Your Neighbor!

A new law that has been recently brought into the state of Florida allows the public to know who the sex offenders are in the local area or offenders who live in their proximity – this new legislation even goes as far as allowing the public to conduct their own sex offender search if they are worried about something. Carrying out this sex offender search is perfectly acceptable and actually more common than you think – it is even possible to do it from your own home computer.

Registered Sex Offenders
Registered Sex Offenders (Photo credit: War Crimes)

By law in the state of Florida, all people who have been caught breaking the law with regards to sex crimes are required to register with the law enforcement authorities and their exact whereabouts are known at all times – it does not stop there however; the said sex offender is on a list that is made public online and his or her mugshot is taken and it accompanies the name on the list – making it plain and simple who the offender is.

A sex offender search online may seem like a controversial issue and many may argue it is going too far – but it is essential to people, especially parents who want to protect their children from possible harm in the future.

The database contains those who have been convicted of a sexual offence and those who are also deemed as sexual predators by the court. The database dates back to 1997 for offenders (whose names will remain on the list indefinitely) and from 1993 for those who are considered to be sexual predators and a possible threat to civilians.

A number of sites online will allow you to carry out this search. The searches online are simple to use and user friendly. Firstly, if you have any concerns or are simply just curious about your surroundings type in both the name of your area including your ZIP code into the search box of the sex offender search registry and hit enter.

If, indeed there are sex offenders living in your area you will be quickly given a list of names of all of those convicted and those considered potential danger. Not only will the list give you their names, but it will give you as much of a physical description as possible about the said offender; including: * The full name of the offender (including any other name that they may go by i.e. nickname)* Full address (even including a map of how to reach this location)* Mugshot photograph* Their sexual offender status (ie. offender or predator)* Sex* Age* Height* Weight* Eye colour* Distinguishable marks i.e. tattoo or scar* Offence they are accused of * Date of offenceThe list is quite thorough and gives people the right to research their neighbors well.

Remember, that this is a list of potentially dangerous people, do not under any circumstances try to take the law into your own hands – the list is there to inform you of who to avoid.

So, if you want to carry out a sex offender search you can visit the following:* FDLE site (Florida sexual offenders and predators) www.offender.fdle.state.fl.us/* City data register www.city-data.com/so/Florida.html* Sheriff online www.sheriff.org/sexualpredator

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Sex Offenders Can’t Be Banned From Facebook

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Banned From Facebook

An appeals court decided that sex offenders are not allowed to be banned from Facebook.

A United States appeals court has decided that a law passed in Indiana last year banning registered sex offenders from using social media sites online is not legal.

The ACLU challenged the law a year ago, but it was upheld by a judge in Indiana.  The court recognizes that social media is an important part of today’s society, and offenders online have the same needs for social media that other people do.

The ACLU argues that the law was too restrictive, and it prohibited too many activities that are protected by the First Amendment.

The way the law was written, it barred sex offenders from using online social media to look for jobs on social media sites like LinkedIn.  They also could not post on news sites.  Social media can also be used to follow religious or political figures.

The ACLU feels that existing laws protect children from sex offenders, and this new law was too restrictive without offering more protection.

The Court of Appeals agreed with the ACLU, claiming that banning sex offenders from using social media infringed on their First Amendment right of free speech.  The ruling from this higher court overturned the ruling from last year.

Another reason for the decision is that the Court recognizes that the State already has a law stating that adults can not have inappropriate communication with children, and this new law restricted the same thing and more.

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Rights To Online Anonymity Given To Sex Offenders

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Online Anonymity Given To Sex Offenders

In California, a bill that would remove the rights of a sex offender to have online anonymity while using email, instant messaging and social media, among other sites and service online, has been blocked by a federal judge. Judge Thelton Henderson deems Proposition 35 to be an unconstitutional bill.

The State of California has summarized the bill in question as this:

Sign, Wapello, Iowa. This was put up in reacti...
Sign, Wapello, Iowa. This was put up in reaction to Megan’s Law. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Human trafficking fines and prison sentences would be increased and the convicted human traffickers would be required to participate in the sex offenders registry. The registered sex offenders would be required to reveal all activities and identities pertaining to the Internet. It would cost the state and local governments a few million dollars to address the offenses of human trafficking. However, this cost could potentially be offset with the increase in the fines that are dedicated to the victims of the crime.

This bill was passed by a majority vote of 81% in November. However, it was blocked temporarily by the filing of a lawsuit by the ACLU and a few sex offenders.

Speaking of the bill, the ACLU stated that Proposition 35 adds penalties to the sex offenders and puts upon them new restrictions. The example given to back up this claim was that of older crimes that have nothing to do with children or the Internet. The bill would require these offenders to disclose their screen names and their Internet provider’s information. This bill hampers the offenders freedom of anonymous speech online, which infringes upon their First Amendment right to free speech.

The judge who imposed the blockage of the bill stated that while the government has a legitimate purpose in their fight of human trafficking and online sex offenses, they can not regulate a person’s right to speech in this way.

While offenders search for a clear answer of how they can exercise their right to free speech, this issue is not a cut and dry one as the response varies from state to state. In Indiana, it was decided that a social media site ban for sex offenders was lawful. While a similar case in Nebraska was dismissed.

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Ensure Kids’ Safety in School against Offenders

Children in schools face different types of risks. Once the parents drop off their children to school, the local education authority, the teacher, and the school’s administration have the responsibility for their kids’ safety. However, there are also other agencies who can contribute to ensure security such as the fire and police departments, the equipment suppliers, maintenance companies, insurers and social services.

Wellbeing as the School’s Major Responsibility

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The main security concerns prioritised by schools include the safety of schoolchildren, staff as well as the visitors. Other concerns are those including intrusion of trespassers within the premises, arson, theft and vandalism.

One of the most important aspects for protecting children is placing schools in the position to promote and safeguard the rights and welfare of the children. This means to shield children from any forms of maltreatment, prevent harm on their health and development, and make sure that they are thriving in favourable conditions which are consistent to a healthy growth.

Children’s Security and Safety

The school has the responsibility to children by taking necessary steps to ensure that they do not suffer injury within the school premises. This must be taken into consideration when installing security measures in place. There should be a balance between reinforcing security and allowing the children freedom with putting them at risk.

Installing Fences for Protection

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In installing fences, the fence should be able to protect children from intruders and at the same time, safe enough as not to pose any harm to children playing near it. For instance, the fence should come with anti-climb and anti-cut features so that both intruders and children cannot pass through easily.

The fences should also be durable enough to withstand attempts from intruders to break in and from children playing close by. This is especially true when the fences are installed in the play area or in the school yard. While children are enjoying the warm sun, they are also prone and vulnerable to trespassers and offenders who might be lurking nearby.

Aside from safety measures, precautionary steps should also be taken. Warning signs should be installed to let people know what they should and shouldn’t do. Such signs must not only be understandable by adults but by children as well.

Use of Reasonable Force against Trespassers

School authorities are allowed to use reasonable force to stop and detain those who trespass and those who cause concern to the individuals inside the school. The school staff can do this to offenders or suspected offenders. Arrests can be made even without warrant to those who have committed an “arrestable offence” such as breaking in and trespassing unlawfully.

If the school authority deems it necessary, they can arrest and detain unwanted visitors, as long as there are reasonable circumstances behind this action. On the other and, this will also create a risk on the part of the school authorities when they implement this rule. Therefore, the school should also be aware of its duties and responsibilities to the children and the employees to prevent any harm.

Safe Site Facilities provide security measures, such as steel screens and temporary fencing for a wide range of premises including schools.

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Why Parents Need To Be Careful About Children Watching TV

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Most parents are acutely aware of the problems that can result from an over-reliance on the television. Young children can be greatly entertained and intellectually stimulated by the TV, of course, but there’s always a balancing act to be performed. Watching it for too long can harm a child’s development, so it’s always advisable to err on the side of caution.

Children’s TV schedules reveal a healthy smattering of fun-based informative shows, so the youngsters can watch, learn and develop at the same time. However, the networks also incorporate a huge number of cartoons into their listings as well, and this is where problems can occur, both in the short and long terms.

A few cartoons here and there aren’t a problem, of course, and will allow the children to enjoy a little escapism from time to time. However, some parents find it difficult to stop their children from watching TV for hours at a time, and that can lead to significant issues for kids of all ages.

Some of the cartoons are rather too violent for some parents’ liking, so some sort of embargo could be the answer. However, because of the sheer number of channels that are available these days, it’s often difficult to police exactly what the children may be watching. Of course, most cartoon shows are relatively short, so if a parent leaves the room for ten minutes or so it could be too late to make a difference.

What to watch? When to watch?

As children get older, there is often some friction among the family members in regard to what to watch on TV. In the evenings, when work and school commitments are all done for the day, the prospect of three or more people all arguing about viewing arrangements can lead to some serious disagreements.

One solution is to purchase a television for the children’s bedroom or bedrooms. Most youngsters eventually get a set for their rooms, of course, but there is plenty of debate about which is the right age for this to happen. As you might expect, there is no right or wrong answer, and every parent will have their own idea about when the right time would be.

One thing is certain – there is a time when it’s simply too early. Every parent should bear in mind what they were like at that age. If a child has a ready-made opportunity to sit at home and watch television all day long, the chances are that he or she will do just that. It’s far better to leave the ‘TV in the room scenario’ for a few years at least.

There is an enormous selection of TVs on the market these days, so it pays to do a little research before parting with any cash. One major consideration is the size of the screen, because if it’s too large it will dominate the room and could lead to eyesight problems in later life. Thankfully, the choice in stores and on the web is impressive, so the parent should always have a good look around before buying.

 

David Rice is a UK parent who knows how difficult it can be to raise children. He works in the Birmingham car hire business, where he specialises in finding the best car rental Birmingham has to offer.

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Herman Cain Sexual Harrassment-What Does It Mean For Him?

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Herman Cain’s political aspirations may have taken a hit with the past sexual allegations that have recently been made public. Team Obama should be dancing behind closed doors as this recent scandal has shifted Republican candidate focus away from the President’s agenda to a new target within their midst.

For Cain, this controversy has weakened his poll numbers nationally, but he is still holding the lead for the Republican nomination. Unfortunately, Cain’s contradictory statements regarding the sexual harassment allegations has flummoxed the formerly confidant politician. Currently, 48 percent of Republicans believe that the reports are untrue and 25 percent believe it’s possible that Cain did the crime. However, these new percentages show that Herman Cain and his platform are still speaking to Republican voters.

The Iowa Caucus is still two months away, which will begin the narrowing down of candidates for the nomination. Obama’s supporters are bound to be encouraged by the large number of viable Republican candidates since this improves the President’s chances for reelection. A larger group of candidates will open up the Independent votes.

The Herman Cain scandal could prove to be a turning point for the 2012 election. When voters see how Cain handles this setback, it may impress voters, which would increase his likelihood of achieving the Republican candidacy. Furthermore, if Cain is able to come through the ordeal and make it to the nomination, then he will be a heavy contender.

The crusade for the Republican nominee has been brutal and will certainly increase in intensity as the elections draw closer. Mr. Cain has accused staff members working for Governor Rick Perry of releasing reports regarding the sexual harassment reports and has asked the governor to apologize. However, Perry has denied the charges and responded that an apology was unnecessary. Herman Cain should focus on placing the scandal behind him, but as new reports continue to surface, the issue will continue to plague him.

Mr. Cain has become a popular candidate for voters due to his alternative style along with the fact that his political background is non-existent. His “9-9-9” plan for taxes has drawn both positive and negative comments. Additionally, the tax plan has become a major platform for his campaign and has brought the businessman voter attention.

Last Friday, a poll completed by the Washington Post and ABC News discovered that 7 out of every 10 Republicans were unconcerned about the harassment allegations, nor would they be likely to hold it against the presidential candidate.

Cain has smartly joined friendly settings to provide his response in stating that he was singled out unfairly. For its part, the Republican Party is expressing concern over the current quarreling among its candidates instead of focusing on the rival President Obama. However, several longtime Republican strategists have stated that infighting is typical and the current skirmish hasn’t reached a point where the candidates can’t forgive and forget.

It will be interesting to see if this scandal becomes a defining moment for Mr. Cain or a tiny blip in a successful campaign.

Erica blogs on an array of subjects, from politics to automotbiles. At the moment Erica works at cashfortrucks.com a car buying service.

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