Ignorance really is bliss

March 2nd, 2010 by Ken

I received a mailing the other day, one that I wished I hadn’t received.  It was from the Lacey Police Department informing me that a sex offender had moved into our neighborhood.  Actually, he moved onto my block.

What am I to do with the information?

I guess I’d always been aware that sex offenders lived among us, but until I received the police notice, I was blissful in my ignorance.

Lacey police said they were sending the notice  pursuant to a state supreme court decision which authorized  law enforcement agencies to inform the public of the release of a sex offender.

What am I going to do with the information?

Particularly after the notice informed me that the offender was not wanted by the police and that the notification was intended to inform and not increase fear.

And, the notice went on to inform me that citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

Why did the notification contain the sex offenders picture, address and a description of his offenses if I wasn’t suppose to do anything?

I’m not really happy about this notification.  I know it was to inform and educate so I could be better prepared, but still, I was happy in my ignorance.  Now, I’m not so happy.

Posted in Government, History, Informational, The Real News

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