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D.C. police have launched a new feature for mapping sex offenders in your area. Since 2001, D.C. has provided the names, photographs, and addresses of registered sex offenders living in Washington; now, the sex-offender-monitoring service has upgraded to the Google Maps treatment.
Here’s the sex offender view outside the Washington City Paper offices:
Below the map, the names, photographs, and To Catch a Predator convictions of CP’s seven registered-sex-offender neighbors pop up. The addresses are only specific to the sex offender’s block. The whole thing seems a little creepy to me, if only because it seems like a total sex offender move to map a radius of targeted individuals around your home or workplace. Click here to do it!