It is really a good thing that the vast majority of convicted sex offenders follow the law and update law enforcement with their current addresses.
Over 500 registered sex and/or violent offenders reside in Cascade County, Montana.
A few weeks ago, officials from the Great Falls Police Department and the Montana Department of Justice collaborated to bring 40 of those offenders back into compliance--by obtaining valid home addresses.
So, 89% of registered sex offenders there were doing what they were supposed to and disclosing residential information to authorities.
And after the extra enforcement, the updated total of offenders in compliance was about 97%.
But, can you imagine the public outcry if compliance was only like 6 out of 10? That 40% were unaccounted for?
Still, officials are looking for the 20 other missing MT sex offenders.
Well, which is less than comforting.
Closer to my world, I was studying local registered sex offenders for a project at work.
Evidently, I spent so much time reviewing the names, case information, mugshots, etc., that I told the Mrs. I saw "Ricky" a few weeks ago at the local recycling center.
Spotted him chatting with another fellow next to the bin for brown glass.
I recognized Ricky as a Level 2 registered sex offender from a neighboring town.
The Mrs. was less than impressed with my story.
As such, I have a request for my blogger friends:
Please remind me to talk less about the residuals of my crime projects with family, and more about back to school sales, extreme couponing, and/or local wildlife sightings, ok?
It will sure make my home life easier.
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