sfexaminer.com: MD. bill: report those who let kids near offenders.
Big Brother !
Annapolis, MD. — Both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly have endorsed authorizing Marylanders to report parents to police if they suspect them of allowing their children to spend time with sex offenders.
The House of Delegates unanimously voted for the legislation Thursday. The Senate passed a similar bill last week. The measure authorizes people to report parents, guardians and caregivers suspected of letting kids live with or be in the regular presence of child sex offenders.
The votes comes months after the highly publicized slaying of a Salisbury girl. (for political expediency, of course)
Authorities allege 11-year-old Sarah Foxwell was killed by a registered sex offender who is a former boyfriend of her aunt and legal guardian. (Note: As is usually the case, this man was a REGISTERED sex offender - and that did not stop the murder, did it?)
Representatives of the House and the Senate will confer and work out any differences between the bills.
Read House Bill 811: http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/amds/bil_0001/hb0811_39251101.pdf
Maryland citizens should contact their Representatives