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Old 01-21-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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[SIZE=1][SIZE=1]Wow, Walmart even has their parking lot listed for an offender. Not posting this because of the oil boom, but more for people from here already and those moving in with children or women coming here for whatever reasons.

Public Listing - North Dakota Sex Offender Web Site (http://www.sexoffender.nd.gov/publiclisting.aspx - broken link)
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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Put in Williams County for a full list of the outskirts of Williston. What used to be out in the country is pretty much in town now.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Great website link! I check it frequently and most of the time I am amazed by what I find. Never hurts to be aware of who/what is around you, your kids, and other family members.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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I don't understand how N.D. Dept of Corrections, or Walmart would allow that to be a legitimate address? And, so much for the larger oil companies NOT hiring felons!

Last edited by JanND; 01-22-2012 at 06:58 AM.. Reason: added sentence
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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It's always good to keep track of such a thing and to use that list wisely. I have always kept track of it where I've lived. But when I say to use it wisely, it's not a list that says, "When you go down Elm street, make sure you walk on the East side of the street while passing such and such house." It's more of a list to inform you so you can keep it to mind should you have suspect activities going on.

I used to work in the jail and I watched several offenders go through the system. One guy's story is very sad. We'll compare:

Party A attended the street dance they always have at rodeo time. When he departed to head home, he was parked about 2 blocks from Main so he cut through the alley. He needed to relieve himself so he stepped over behind a telephone post (dark alley at 2am) and relieved himself. Police Officer saw him and wrote him a ticket. He appeared before the judge and was fined $80 for "Defouling".

Party B attended the street dance they always have at rodeo time. When he departed to head home, he was parked about 2 blocks from Main so he cut through the alley. He needed to relieve himself so he stepped over behind a telephone post (dark alley at 2am) and relieved himself. A family, also leaving the street dance was walking down the same alley. Their 11 year old daughter pointed the guy out and say, "Daddy, look at that idiot." Dad called a cop over and pointed out the guy and told him that his 11 year old daughter saw him taking a leak. Keep in mind, she didn't actually see his......, just what he was doing. He appeared before the judge and was fined several thousand dollars, given jail time, and ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life because he "exposed himself to a child".

This individual can no longer pick up his kids from school as he has to remain 500 yards away from schools. He is ostersized in this small community because nobody knows what happened, all they know is that he was charged with a sex crime envolving a child, and was convicted.

So don't let it cause fear in your life. Don't let it dictate what you do, just be aware of it. No need to freak out, based on the numbers.

Yes, there are serious sex offenders out there. But if they have spent their time, paid their debt, and have been released, we have to assume that they state does not believe the person is a threat, beyond, keeping an eye on him/her. Some will repeat, some will not. But we can't assume that every one of them is a serious threat, nor can we assume they are not a threat.

Think about this. How many people have committed manslaughter, bank robbery, assault, breaking and entering, domestic violence, attempted murder, armed robbery, gang violence, etc... and because they are not required to register or be put on a public list, they live next door, or in the apartment across the hall, and you don't know it. Do they strike fear in your heart? Do they make you alter your lifestyle on a daily bases? Are you afraid of them? No, because you don't know what they have done.

So my suggestion is to keep it in mind, but don't let it drive your life.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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ElkHunter makes some good points.
The fact that so many offenders are ostracized in their home communities makes gainful employment back home elusive for them. The labor shortage in the boom area creates a situation where employers are apt to overlook an individuals criminal history in order to fill open positions which creates a high percentage of offenders living in the community.
I would wager that most of the guys in the area that are exhibiting inappropriate/criminal conduct do not have a criminal record. They just haven't been caught yet.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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ElkHunter makes some good points.
The fact that so many offenders are ostracized in their home communities makes gainful employment back home elusive for them. The labor shortage in the boom area creates a situation where employers are apt to overlook an individuals criminal history in order to fill open positions which creates a high percentage of offenders living in the community.
I would wager that most of the guys in the area that are exhibiting inappropriate/criminal conduct do not have a criminal record. They just haven't been caught yet.
I agree!!!

I didn't post the link to cause more negativity, just as a heads up, be careful, it's good to be informed type of stance.

Yes, I know some of them on the list could very well have had happen to them as what ElkHunter posted. So we all have to keep a level head and open mind, but remember to keep real whereever we may be.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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The link is good info. Broncogirl.
Neighboring Roosevelt County, MT lists 102 violent/sexual offenders.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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But we can't assume that every one of them is a serious threat, nor can we assume they are not a threat.

So my suggestion is to keep it in mind, but don't let it drive your life.
I completely agree.

Friend of ours was 23 when he was at a rodeo dance (of all things) at the local bar, in North Dakota. Closing time rolled around and he took this girl who'd been dancing with him all night, back to his motel room.

SHE didn't say anything about it, but her parents found out and filed statutory rape. Turns out she was 17.

He was jailed. A local rancher paid his bail and worked him as slave labor until his court date. lol
Fortunately, the judge threw it out because he said it was essentially entrapment. That is, drinking in a bar at closing time, it was a fair assumption that she at least 21.

But if he hadn't gotten a judge who was so reasonable? Guaranteed he'd be a sex offender today.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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How about finding out what COMPANY hired these creeps and making it public knowledge? Maybe SHAME or SUE them into changing thier rotten hiring ways? As in hiring known sex offenders and felons? Maybe put some pressure on your political leaders to clamp down on these slime companies? Or is it too late as in your politicians have already been bought off? Just a thought.
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