Sex Offender E mail List

Should you be able to find out if your new neighbor is a convicted, registered sex offender? Tri-State lawmakers say you have the right to know and now the state has made it easier to stay informed. Sign up for an email list and you'll get a note if and when a registered sex offender moves within a mile of your home. Offenders' pictures and addresses are already available on-line....on the Hamilton County Sheriff's website. Lawmakers say it's all for your protection.

But civil rights advocates argue it's unfair. They say state data makes all offenders seem equally dangerous---no matter what their offense. Some convicts, they argue, have paid for their crime and have the right to move on. Some neighbors in Hyde Park agree.