The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Here's your sign....

Neighbors weren't crazy about the idea of a sex offender living next door. And, they didn't like the idea that he lived so close to a daycare center and school either.

But some parents said knowing a convicted sex offender lives nearby is scary.
"It's very upsetting that someone lives that close to you and even across the school. You never know," Dunn said.

On Tuesday morning, parents passed out pamphlets at a nearby school warning people about Sloan and claiming that laws prevent them from protecting their children.

So, what are a bunch of upset parents to do when the law says that their children aren't worth protecting? They give him his sign.

A group of Coopertown parents placed a large sign in front of the home a registered sex offender.

They want to warn people that 57-year-old Charles Sloan lives near a school and a daycare center.


Of course, there is always one person who thinks that just be cause legally his dept is paid, society should just forget what he did... cause pointing out his sexual assaults is just "tacky".

"I think the sign's very tacky," said Carolyn Ellis, a neighbor. "If it were me, if it were up in this yard, I would have it down in a heartbeat."

She said Sloan paid his debt to society and it's not fair to his mother who owns the house.

Perhaps next the neighbors should get to together, pitch in and get her her own special sign. I've already got one picked out that seems more than fitting for Ms. Ellis--------->