Sex Offender Lists – Beware the Scam

Yesterday, someone walked the neighborhood (West Highlands), taping little notices on doors, gates, mail boxes. The notices read:

ATTENTION NEIGHBORS

A SEX OFFENDER HAS MOVED INTO THIS AREA!!! WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO BECOME AWARE!!! FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR ADDRESS IS! WWW.NEIGHBORHOODREDALERT.COM

Okay. So, I suspect more than a few folks immediately went to the website noted and frantically searched for sexual offenders who have moved into their neighborhood. The website is “Neighborhood Red Alert,” and features a logo of a bald eagle, wings spread with what appears to be a neighborhood in the background.

The “Neighborhood Red Alert,” site provides that their service is free for the first month and $4.95 a month after.

Thing is, the City and County of Denver provides this information free at this site.

I understand the gut need of parents to be aware of who in their neighborhood may be a threat to their children. But, you don’t have to pay for that knowledge. It’s free.

Beware the scam.

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5 Responses to Sex Offender Lists – Beware the Scam

  1. Stephen says:

    No, no, this is America–we much prefer paying for free things. Just like the millions of us who pay for FreeCreditReport.com. Note the “Free.”

    Besides which, if some jerk-off with a website can pull money away from the lazy jack-off parents who perceive danger where there is none, all for the sake of the oft-vaunted Children (whatever happened to trying to protect the rest of us? You know, the veterans of childhood), I say go for it.

    It’s my personal belief that the sex offender registry should be done away with. Completely. At all costs. The government shouldn’t be keeping registries on anyone, let alone people that the judicial system “punished” and has released as “rehabilitated.”

    How many times in this country have people lept to the wrong conclusion when someone on this registry appears in their neighborhood? How many have needlessly been shocked, apalled, beaten, or killed because they had to go door-to-door apologizing for exercising their American right to have a home?

    I say take the money from these frightened people. Whenever you can.

  2. georgeindenver says:

    I know, Stephen. Shades of the “Scarlet Letter.”

    Dubya and his minions have celebrated fear as an essential component of what it means to be an American. The sex offender list seems to play into that nicely.

    I am conflicted on this issue. What horrors have been inflicted under the pretext of “Protecting our children.” Then, on the other hand, if I had children, would I want this information? Or, would I simply be a good parent, understand dangers abound for my children, and, regardless of a sexual offender list, be diligent in exercising my duties as a parent.

    Perhaps a more relevant use of the sexual offender list would be posting the same on the front door of Catholic churches.

  3. DOJ spam Alert Protect whats in your wallet
    Our court systems has adjusted it’s marketing plan to include a way out of the being on the registry for sex offenders.
    Yes you can get off the registry.
    It reads like an email from an oppressed infidel in a rich oil country with tons of money at the end of the rainbow.
    All you have to do is sue your government.
    following steps are necessary.
    1. Sign on with the attorney who emails you.
    2. Except his offer to win you twenty five million dollars.
    3. Allow them to offer less.
    4. Understand that the government changed the law and statutes of limitations have run out.
    5. Send your check for $2, 700.00 to file a writ of habeas corpus.
    Now just like the guy down the street who has so much money coming in the mail from a rich oil buddy you too can feel rich again before these sex law destroyed your life.

  4. Stephen says:

    You’re very correct in that the most important thing to do in this situation, as a parent, would be to simply be diligent. That seems to have fallen to the wayside for parents in this day and age, who have children as a status symbol rather than as a well thought-out choice. And those parents, I assure you, need to be sucked of all their pointless money.

    But I’d like to take your idea a step further: post lists of convicted Catholics.

  5. Discrimination allows superiority where truth is hidden and corruption tends to creep in.

    This is the human equation.

    People change day to day, but the energy that makes us who we are moves through us as we experience our lives.

    Governments, Advocates, Churches, and Media put pressure on sex offenders who are struggling daily to make a way for their families.

    These groups are one in the same who have created the realm of secrecy and oppress for gain.

    To be ashamed of being a flawed human who makes mistakes, is the responsibility of the person/group/s allowing laws of decimation which is abuse.

    Inflicting pain on any person who has been betrayed by that societies recklessness to hide the truth because of its own shame is the ultimate in irresponsibility.

    By continuing to advocate lifetime sentences, separation, eradication, concerning sexual offenses is recognition of the breakdown of group/s and any system/s which supports this human rights abuse .

    There can be no justice where the responsible party is the society which refuses acceptance of its error.

    Thinking that labeling anyone concerning life and death decisions with regard to sexual offenses has no validity.

    The stigma/demonization/and continuance of the myth is perpetrated by the group/s and any system/s that makes people suffer for a belief that has only for centuries hidden its own truth.

    Please take time to write those who can change our laws.

    What ever we do we do to ourselves as money and power leads us by the ring in our nose rendering us unable to hear or see beyond the sound of our own greed.

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