Thread: iPedo - New Sex Offender App
#1 iPedo - New Sex Offender App07-28-2009, 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.
God bites Man
07-28-2009, 04:50 PM
So now all the paedos will be able to find each other more easily.
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.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
07-28-2009, 10:42 PM
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.
07-28-2009, 11:06 PMStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
07-28-2009, 11:31 PM
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.
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