BCE posts some shocking, infuriating, just damned awful news, which I’m not gonna excerpt. Toss back a good, stiff belt of something strong and just read it…and don’t for one second assume you’re safe or immune from something similar, wherever you may reside. Nobody is.s
They’re everywhere. And despite all those well-intentioned ‘Megan’s Laws’. I work in healthcare, in several venues, and discovered quite by accident, that the address they give the sheriff is NEVER their real address. Sometimes it’s the house across the street, sometimes it’s their relative’s house. But it’s never where they’re actually living.
As moms, we thought we were being smart, checking those addresses and keeping our kids well away, only to discover that the evil is right next door. Sometimes protected by social privilege, sometimes by bureaucrats.
I live in a nice quiet cul de sac neighborhood. My daughter was stopped on her bike one day by some creepy guy walking thru our neighborhood. “Hey-howyadoin!” She freaked out and pedalled home. I talked with the police, they had no info, but agreed to patrol the neighborhood.
When I happened to mention the incident to one of the social workers at work, and complained about the sudden influx of men on foot, walking through the neighborhood, carrying boxes of beer, she told me to keep the kids close, that the city, in all its wisdom, decided to quietly house sex offenders in the old hospital building at the end of our street, as nobody else would have them, and the city had this building available. No notice to the neighbors, and best of all? There’s a DAYCARE in the basement. No one on the sherriff’s list has that as their address. but, oddly, several of the houses across the street do.
I took down the swings, lectured the kids, and keep a shtgn by the door. I tried to warn the neighbors, but only got hate for maligning the underprivileged. Jen
“…that the city, in all its wisdom, decided to quietly house sex offenders in the old hospital building at the end of our street…”
Just remember, the government did this entirely on purpose.