Your Very Neighborhood Could Have Prolific Numbers Of Sex Offenders Living There
Your next-door neighbors' twelve-year-old is missing for two days, the whole neighborhood has a frenzied fugue and the police had an overwhelming list of over 100 sexual predator suspects who live in the area. Did you say "over a hundred"? You go to one of the background check services on the web, pull up a list of local sexual predators, and confirm the number. You are aghast. What can you or anybody else to do about it? The LA Harbor Gateway neighborhood is a real subdivision and they actually had more than 100 sex felons living nearby. Here is how the residents are handling the problem:
The law in most states specifies that sex offenders cannot live within 2,000 feet of schools or public parks; consequently, therein lies the solution: build small parks all over the neighborhood. The creeps would have to move. These little "mini-parks" can be 20 ft. Square with a seesaw on them. Even if it is never used, it is nonetheless a park for all intents and higher purposes. California is not alone in their endeavors. Cities all over the U.S., in Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, et al, have incorporated the mini-park idea into their city plans. Eventually, the parks will be a standard feature in all city plans.
Child Safety Zones
In addition, one City Alderman is proposing legislation to create "Child Safety Zones", forbidding sex criminals convicted of molesting children 14 and younger from living within 300 feet of them. The law will add recreational facilities, daycare centers and after-school activity locations.
The Dark Side of the Plans
When your subdivision builds out your parks and the predators start moving, where will they go? They will move down the road to the next neighborhood, adding more offenders to their existing list. Of course, they will have to build their own parks and establish safety zones and the process repeats itself all over the city, then the county, the state, the country. Obviously, the governments, whether city, state or federal, will have to step in and implement the plans everywhere. Logically, at some point the offenders will have nowhere to go. Many of these people will resort to living on the streets or concentrating in communes. This scenario could be conducive to re-offending. Moreover, neither plan addresses the problem of preventing sex crimes in the first place.