|LUBBOCK, Texas -- The sales pitch for a planned subdivision promises safety: criminal background checks for homeowners and, guaranteed, no convicted sex offenders.|
It's a concept that might prove right for the times, said first-time developer Clayton Isom, one of three partners in a company that's creating Milwaukee Ridge on the outskirts of this West Texas city.
Originally Posted by Sarihah
I say, imperfect as it may be, good for them. There is a sex offender on my street who brutally raped a 12 year old girl. I have a 13 year old daughter, and yes you always teach them to be cautious but it's a sad thing to have to show a child that age the guy's picture and tell her to be aware of him and the danger he poses. My daughter had nightmares that night.
I would much rather live in a sex offender free neighborhood even recognizing the limitations of the plan. I don't think it implies a false sense of security, just an effort to make our communities a little safer for our children.