I came home this afternoon to find a flier in my mailbox about a local sex offender. Apparently he lives about 2houses away.
I don't know how I feel about it. Not the sex offender part - that's not going to alter anything for me - but that someone took it upon themselves to distribute the information. There's a "revised" date down at the bottom, so I'm guessing this is akin to an annual update.
On one hand, I agree that sex offenders should be publicly registered. I am also somewhat aware of recidivism rates and, as such, that his presence may be a concern to some. I also believe - strongly - that if someone wishes to find this publicly available information and distribute it that it is well within their rights to do so.
However, something isn't sitting right with me here. I'm having a hard time placing it.
What are your thoughts?