October 18, 2005 I don't want to be an alarmist or anything, but
MapSexOffenders.com is a useful little service that combines Google Maps with the sex offender databases of 38 states.
Of course the first thing I did was search my zip code (Take a moment to search your own neighborhoods, I know you’re going to.) No, I’m not on there, but I did notice that Donald Bayard (LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS) is living a block or two away from two schools.
Now I know that it’s hard to live away from a school since they’re everywhere and I’m sure that this guy paid his dues and all that.
It’s still really creepy.