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Gingersnap
07-28-2009, 04:49 PM
Is nothing the iPod or iPhone can't do?


iPedo: There's An App For That - New iPhone Application Locates Nearby Sex Offenders
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 6:36AM

Offender Locator alerts iPod touch and iPhone owners in the United States to nearby sex offenders.

All 50 states in the US require those convicted of sexual offences to sign a register so that their whereabouts can be tracked and monitored. The information is also freely available online. ThinAir Wireless, the developer of the Offender Locator application, has used this database to build the tool.

Offender Locator uses the iPhone's built-in GPS to pinpoint the user's location, and then provide a map listing sex offenders in the local area. Tapping on one of the 'pins' dropped on to the map brings up a photograph of the offender, as well as their address, date of birth and list of convictions.

Users can also search for sex offenders living nearby a friend or colleague whose address is stored in their Apple iPhone address book, or they can type in a street address to generate a list of convicted sex offenders in the local area. There are around 50,000 registered sex offenders in the United States.

via Telegraph

No good can come of this.

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bijou
07-28-2009, 04:50 PM
So now all the paedos will be able to find each other more easily.

Gingersnap
07-28-2009, 05:24 PM
So now all the paedos will be able to find each other more easily.

LOL! I hadn't thought of that. :D

PoliCon
07-28-2009, 06:03 PM
The stupid things about these registries is that they give people a false sense of security. Remember - these registries only tell you about the ones that got caught and the government put back on the streets.

Gingersnap
07-28-2009, 10:42 PM
The stupid things about these registries is that they give people a false sense of security. Remember - these registries only tell you about the ones that got caught and the government put back on the streets.

The more stupid thing about these registries is that 25 year olds banging 17 year olds and drunk public urinators get put on them. The vast majority of child sexual abuse is performed by Mom's "dates" or shirttail relations. Very little child sexual abuse happens outside the home or, sometimes, the public school.

Note to readers: the Catholic sex scandal was great for headlines but most child sexual abuse in school settings happens in the public school system - not the private school system. Do the math.

PoliCon
07-28-2009, 11:06 PM
The more stupid thing about these registries is that 25 year olds banging 17 year olds and drunk public urinators get put on them. The vast majority of child sexual abuse is performed by Mom's "dates" or shirttail relations. Very little child sexual abuse happens outside the home or, sometimes, the public school.

Note to readers: the Catholic sex scandal was great for headlines but most child sexual abuse in school settings happens in the public school system - not the private school system. Do the math.

I was abused by a Scout leader - he was also a "close family friend" as well. Your'e right. Most of the time the kid knows the abuser well - and the abuser knows the kid well. And any way you slice it - if the state wants to actually factually protect kids - they'd do more to make sure that these predators never walk free again.

Gingersnap
07-28-2009, 11:31 PM
I was abused by a Scout leader - he was also a "close family friend" as well. Your'e right. Most of the time the kid knows the abuser well - and the abuser knows the kid well. And any way you slice it - if the state wants to actually factually protect kids - they'd do more to make sure that these predators never walk free again.

They would but a ton of people with that "sex offender" label aren't "sex offenders". They're just on the wrong side of draconian laws.

Most normal people could agree on what is, or isn't, a "sex offense". We know what rape looks like, we know what molestation looks like, we know what "peepers" (in person or with video) look like, and we know what sexual harassment on the job looks like.

The trouble is - the courts and the government don't know what any of that stuff looks like. Slapping a sex offender label on some 23 year old guy banging a 15-going-on-35 gal is stupid. Labeling a peeing drunk as a sex offender is stupid. Even putting that charge some drugged out, naked hippie at a concert is stupid.

Reasonable people know what this looks like but our justice system does not.

Rockntractor
07-28-2009, 11:34 PM
They would but a ton of people with that "sex offender" label aren't "sex offenders". They're just on the wrong side of draconian laws.

Most normal people could agree on what is, or isn't, a "sex offense". We know what rape looks like, we know what molestation looks like, we know what "peepers" (in person or with video) look like, and we know what sexual harassment on the job looks like.

The trouble is - the courts and the government don't know what any of that stuff looks like. Slapping a sex offender label on some 23 year old guy banging a 15-going-on-35 gal is stupid. Labeling a peeing drunk as a sex offender is stupid. Even putting that charge some drugged out, naked hippie at a concert is stupid.

Reasonable people know what this looks like but our justice system does not.

And then we say they are safe to be free but don't allow them to live anywhere!

Gingersnap
07-28-2009, 11:42 PM
And then we say they are safe to be free but don't allow them to live anywhere!

Freaking bingo.

megimoo
07-28-2009, 11:54 PM
And then we say they are safe to be free but don't allow them to live anywhere!Pure Justice is said to be blind but those who make and enforce the laws are often the most ignorant as well .