Northwest NEWS

September 24, 2001

Editorial

Meeting to provide information on sexual offender

Do you have a sex offender living in your neighborhood? The King County Sheriff has a Web site that gives information on all level 2 and 3 sex offenders. This Web site is designed to inform the general public of potential danger to our children.
   The site has great intentions but a major flaw. When we had an issue that prompted us to use this site we were able to do a look up by zip code and the registered offenders in our area were listed. However, their exact locations of residence are not on the site. We have no way of knowing if an offender lives next door or 10 miles away, if they live by one of our schools, or a local park.
   In the interest of public safety I would like to strongly urge community members to attend an informational meeting regarding registered sex offenders that are in our area on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Bear Creek Elementary School gymnasium.
   Name withheld by request